...diately. It would mean she would be out when Naruto got home and he would be in his room for the night by the time she got back from shopping. She wasn't sure she could face him; she didn't know how to handle this morning's incident.
Naruto too was relieved to find his mother gone for the evening. He wasn't sure how to respond if she challenged him on the incident during breakfast. But as luck would have it, he saw a movie was going to be on TV that he had been waiting to see. It started at 9:00 and went until 11:00. Without giving it another thought, he stayed up to watch it. At about ten o'clock his dad put away his law book and said he was going to bed. As the movie was ending his mother arrived home. Naruto couldn't face her and kept his eyes glued to the screen.
"Did your dad go to bed?" Kushina asked.
"Yeah, about ten," Naruto responded. He still didn't face her.
Kushina walked around the chair he was sitting in and stood between him and the TV.
"You had better not let your dad catch you at the little game you're playing in the mornings." It wasn't exactly the words she meant to say.
"I won't," he said.
"That's not what I meant, Naruto." She studied him for a moment. Her voice dropped to hushed tones. "You'd better be sure of what you want before you try to get it."...