| (灰猫 宝石, Haineko Hōseki)
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|Academy Grad. Age||11|
|Chunin Prom. Age||13|
Haineko Hōseki (灰猫 宝石: ash cat jewel) is an Ex-ANBU member, and a mother of 2 beautiful daughters, Kesshō Hōseki and Miko Hōseki. Haineko lives in Amegakure, in the Hōseki Clan, with her husband, Ryu Hōseki. They run a small florist shop near the borders of the clan, lower ranked in the clan than others, although not the lowest. Haineko is usually at home making jewellery for her daughters, or selling and looking after her exquisite flowers she cares much about.
Haineko was born into a lower class family of Amegakure. Although she is part of the Hōseki Clan, she was married into the clan. Her marriage was thought to be an arranged marriage, for her parents arranged with the clan leader, Shikazu Hōseki, to marry their only daughter into this well-known clan. Because Hainkeo's family wasn't from a middle ranked or high ranked family, Shikazu married her off to a lower rank of the clan, where she married Ryu. Despite this arrangement, Haineko and Ryu had already been acquainted and were very friendly towards each other. They had been partners in school, and had been very good friends, until they both realised their feelings. Unlike other arranged marriages, Haineko was not at all outraged by this because Ryu had already confessed his love for her a few months back.
After her marriage at 22, Haineko and Ryu tried their best to become protectors of the village. When Haineko joined ANBU, she was classified as his superior. Although this discouraged his ninja duties, Ryu continued to complete these duties, as they were both Jōnin. After a few years, both Ryu and Haineko started to loose their enjoyment of being ninjas. After they had their first child, Kesshō (Kesshō Hōseki, not having Haineko's previous surname), they withdrew from their ninja duties and titles, due to their unbreakable commitment to their daughter.