"Is she doing okay?" Tayuya asked in an unusually worried tone.
"She'll be fine, Tayuya," Shizune calmed her, "you may see her, but I think she's still sleeping."
"Okay..." Tayuya walked into the recovery room and sat in the chair at Kin's bedside. She placed her hand on Kin's.
The black-haired girl suddenly awakened. "Who's there?"
"Don't worry, it's just me."
An awkward silence overtook the room.
"That Tsunade really gave you a beating, huh," Tayuya said, breaking the silence.
"Could we talk about something else?"
"If you're feeling insecure about something, feel free to tell me."
"She did more than just beat me... she rap-"
"Don't worry...I'm here for you." Tayuya softly kissed Kin on the cheek.
Kin smiled weakly and blushed. "Thank you... Tayuya-chan." Tears of happiness streamed down her cheeks.
"You're welcome, love..." Tayuya said, wrapping her arms arounde Kin.