PinkA cloud of white dust blinded the kunoichi eyes as she fell to the floor, along with the medium sized bowl in her hands. She blamed the stick of butter that had fallen off the counter a few minutes earlier.
At the time, she had known that it should have been picked up right away, but with so many things to do, and not enough time to do them all, she had decided to just leave it there until she was finished mixing her batter. Unfortunately, she forgot about it, as she walked back and forth between the tea on her stove and the rice balls she was making on the opposite counter. Without realizing it, she had accidentally stepped on the stick of butter, and fallen flat on her butt. If it had been anyone but her, she was certain the bowl of unfinished batter she was carrying, would have shattered to pieces, instead of landing safely in her hands. That, of course, didnt stop the contents of said bowl from spilling out all over her usually spotless kitchen.
Tenten? A familiar
20 QuestionsLee. Neji sternly glared at the annoying bowl-headed boy that had been pestering him for the last twenty minutes. Drop it. He repeated his command of a few minutes earlier.20 Questions6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But Neji-san Lee whined; his puppy dog eyes doing nothing to soften the Hyugas heated glare. As your teammate and best friend, I must know if something is bothering you. The boy persisted in his questioning of the Hyuga prodigy; unaware that the very reason for Nejis current distress was standing no more than a few yards away from the pair.
Lee Tentens bored voice called out to the tearful chunin from the opposite end of the clearing where their sensei had been conducting his monthly evaluation of the teams ninja progress. If Neji says nothing is bothering him, then nothing is bothering him. Tenten firmly sided with the white-eyed jounin; though from the curious look hidden in her honey-tinted eyes,
Not A Date pt.2Twilight.Not A Date pt.26 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The moment immediately between sunset and dusk; when the multicolored sky is still illuminated by the fading light of the departing sun, and the darkness of the evening is but a twinkle away. A moment captured in romance novels and poetic verses as the epitome of a fleeting, yet perfect, moment for love
And yet there she was, the girl, standing next to him, the boy the boy she loved; the boy who, sadly, didnt even see her as a girl. The boy whose very presence both shook her to her core and shattered her heart to pieces, all at the same time.
Haah. Tenten dejectedly sighed as she stared out into the fading horizon.
It was the third and final day of their patrol. And she had been so excited at the prospects of being assigned a three day mission to man the look-out post at the farthest corner of the village boundaries
It wasnt because it was an easy job, or because it was important; it as because of who she would be partnered up with; w
Ring-:-:-:-If you wait too long for the perfect moment, the perfect moment will pass you by.-:-:-:-Ring6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
You know what to do then? The blond kunoichi asked the timid heiress.
Hai. Hinata nodded wearily as the pink-haired medic handed her a small box, before smiling shyly at the two girls and then turning to leave in the direct of the training fields.
Dont you ever feel guilty for picking on her? Sakura asked the other girl.
Huh Confused, Ino turned toward her friend. What? She questioned; eyeing the other girl curiously before responding. Hinatas not as hopelessly defenseless as she appears to be. She confidently replied, before turning to walk in the opposite direction; pulling the medic-nin along with her.
Sakura begrudgingly allowed herself to be pulled away. Yeah I know. She sighed heavily, as they continued walking down the busy Konoha streets. But shes just
Haunted HotspringTenten looked around the lavishly decorated room she would be sharing with Neji for the next few days. It was tastefully decorated; but she could expect nothing less from the most well known resort in the all of Fire Country.Haunted Hotspring6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The room was ample; and except for the large king size bed, dresser, and romantic pillared hot-tub, there was very little in the room. The walls were done in a muted rose, while the bed covered in a soft white, with red border. There was a fireplace on the opposite side of the hot-tub, and a small book shelf with a few novels on the mantel.
Outside the room, majestic mountain trees covered the landscape, hiding the natural springs that attracted customers from all over the five nations. Winding rose bushes lined trails heading in and out of the forest, as lantern light dimly lit the dark wooded area.
It was beautiful.
Hah. Tenten sighed.
Too bad, Neji and Tenten werent there for a romantic get-away.
Too CuteWe ready boy? Kiba looked down at the enormous puppy playfully wagging its tail next to him.Too Cute6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Arf! Akamaru cheerfully barked his response.
Alright! Kiba smiled at the dog as he ran his long nimble fingers through the unkempt spikes on his head. Kiba didnt need to look in a mirror to know his hair was a mess; that was just the way he liked it. Lets go get her then! The Inuzuka exclaimed, before adjusting the collar of his new leather jacket and jumping onto the large dogs back. Together, dog and master, sped through the peaceful, quiet village; both equally excited about being able to stretch their legs a bit, after months of endlessly slow days.
Presently, there were few missions being assigned to the village, so most of the Leaf shinobi had, in a sense, been put on forced vacation. It wasnt that it really bothered anyone, but after so long with nothing to do, even routine training was beginning to becom
Between Friendship and Love.:..:..:..:. One Kiss Breaches The Distance Between Friendship And Love .:..:..:..:.Between Friendship and Love7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I still dont get it why are we meeting Gai-sensei at team sevens training grounds? Tenten asked her silent companion as the two made their way through the forest to where their team leader had instructed them to meet up that morning.
Hn. Neji grunted; slowly shaking his head to communicate his ignorance on the matter. He was almost certain whatever the reason was, it would no doubt end badly.
In the five years they had known Gai, Neji had learned two absolute truths about the spandex wearing jounin. (1) One, he was strange. Not just because of his outfit, or his hair, or his obsession with youth; the man was seriously screwy. And two, even though on his own Gai was an annoyance and complete and utter embarrassment; when the odd man was within close proximity of his eternal rival, all bets were off. There was no way of knowing what could possibly hap
Not A Date pt.1Staring up into the dark wood ceiling above her head; in a small corner of the restaurant she came to once every month, Tenten resisted the urge to sigh in frustration. She hated waiting. Punctuality was a trait she greatly appreciated in her teammates and in her friends. She valued her time; making sure to always utilize it to its utmost. Unfortunately, on the last Friday of every month, trying to keep to a proper schedule was all but impossible. No, on that day, tardiness was to be expected; and she, to be the one to wait.Not A Date pt.16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Aaaah. Youre late! Tenten aggravatedly moaned into the empty chair in front of her.
Sorry about that. A deep masculine voice from behind her startled the kunoichi. She hadnt expected her complaint to actually reach the person responsible for her frustration. You see, I was rescuing this little girl from a bad dog and-
Forget it! Tenten interrupted the masked man as he went into his usual routine of m
NejiTen"HEE-YA!!!" screamed Tenten as she viciously pounded the tree stump in front of her. She kicked it, then punched, then kicked again; it went on like that for about 30 minutes until she finally stopped. She fell down on all fours, gasping for air.NejiTen8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"NO!!! I can't stop now, I have to…. become stronger." she thought aloud. She heard a faint rustling behind her and turned around to see none other than Hyuuga Neji.
"Oh, it's you," he said, no hint of emotion in his voice. Tenten said nothing, only stared at him.
"The sun's about to come up. You've been training all night, haven't you?" asked Neji, still no emotion is his voice.
"Y-y-yes, I h-have," replied Tenten, although she didn't realize it, she was freezing.
"Tenten, you're a mess," said Neji, and it was true. Tenten was covered from head to toe in dirt and her hands were bleeding.
"You need rest."
"N-no, I'm f-fine, really," she replied. She stood up slowly and turned to face him. She began t
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1. Trying To Find My Way Lifehouse (3:53)
haaaaaah. Tenten sighed deeply, as she removed the strings holding together the tight buns on the side of her head. So much better. She smiled, as she gently began rubbing her scalp.
Tenten-san Lee, who was walking besides the weapons mistress as the three members of Team Gai walked together into the village, innocently called out.
What is it Lee? Tenten turned to smile at her friend.
You look very beautiful with your hair down. Lee earnestly stated.
Neji, who was walking on the opposite side of the kunoichi, curiously looked over at the pair. It was a rare sight to see the bun-haired kunoichi with her hair down, and he couldnt help but agree with the bowl-haired boy on his assessment; she did look beautiful with her hair down. Just the same, even though Neji knew that Le
The Moon PROMP 9 of the 10 for NejiTen ChallengeThe Moon7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
As evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
How long has it been? Tenten asked herself, as she stood atop the famous mountain overlooking the village.
Staring at the midnight sky above, the kunoichi wondered how much longer she would have to wait before the man she loved finally took notice of her. She had been by his side for many years; first as his teammate, then his sparring partner, and eventually as his friend. Yet in
Icha Icha Paradise"Time." Neji called out, raising his hands up to indicate for his sparring partner to come down from the tree she was perched on; the position she'd been in for the last few minutes, throwing wave after wave of weapons at him.Icha Icha Paradise4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
They had been training nonstop for the last five hours, under the scorching Konoha autumn sun. Though Fire Country was well known for being warm year round, the Hidden Leaf had been experiencing unseasonably hot weather in the last few days.
"Break?" Tenten asked, panting, as she jumped down from her hiding place.
"Hai." Neji nodded in response, walking over to their packs, which were on the other side of the clearing, away from their destructive chaos.
"Thanks." Tenten panted as she followed behind him, unfastening the gold ties on her baggy white long sleeved shirt. "What is with this weather?" she groaned, peeling off the thick fabric as she flopped down next to their bags and leaned back against the tree they were placed in front of.
"Hn." Neji nodded, agreei
A Long and Arduous DayNeji stared at the bright red circle marked around the number nine on the current months calendar. Tightly gripping the small package he held in his hand, Neji was careful not to crush the contents inside.A Long and Arduous Day6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was an important day; a special day.
While he was eager about what the day would surely have in store, there was a growing apprehension in the pit of Nejis stomach about what he was about to do. He wasnt the type to come to a decision lightly; and this certainly was not one that hed just decided on without thoroughly thinking it through. Just the same, Neji harbored a slight doubt about what the future would have in store, after he acted upon his decision. As for the decision itself, that did not worry him at all. It was only the choice he could ever possibly make; Neji was certain in his resolve. What worried him, however, was the challenges that would inevitably come from what he was about to do. In the end, however, Neji knew that he was more than willin
NejiTen-Hidden Love Pt.5"You still question my reason?" Shino asked, not sounding like himself at all. Tenten fought harder against her binds.NejiTen-Hidden Love Pt.58 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"All I did was turn you down when you asked me out on a date!" Tenten cried, loosening the ropes a little. Fortunatley, Shino didn't notice.
"Ah, but you did much more than that," Shino said softly. Tenten glared at him.
"You broke my heart. That is unforgivable," Shino said, turning around to face her. Tenten laughed harshly.
"So are you going to kill me? I thought you loved me," she said, trying to sound nonchalant. Shino gazed at her thoughtfully.
"I did love you, and still do, but if I cannot have you, no one can," Shino said, referring to Neji.
"Neither will anyone get away for having you," Shino said quietly. Tenten's eye's grew huge.
"You don't mean- you're going to kill Neji too?" she asked, not struggling against her bonds any longer. Shino smirked at her.
"Who else would I kill? Well, I suppose Sasuke, for helping you escape that night," Shino said thoughtful
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1. Spitting Games- Snow Patrol 3:48
Tenten woke up bright and early for her day off. It was the first one in weeks.
Whats this? she turned to find a piece of paper next to her bed. Carefully opening it up she found a note, delicately written, inside.
Meet me at the bridge at noon.
She was fairly certain she knew who it was from; after all, only one person could possibly have been able to quietly sneak past all her traps in the middle of the night. Only one pair of eyes could have seen through the maze of wires and kunai that protected her at night.
I wonder what Neji wants. She smiled. It couldnt have been training, because he would have told her to join him at their sparring grounds instead.
2. Duck and Run -- 3 Doors Down 3:52
It bothered Tenten to no
Giving UpSo what is it this time? A lazy voice pulled Tentens attention up from the board she was staring at.Giving Up7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Huh? She looked up at Shikamaru who was sitting across from her.
It was weird, after being sent on a mission together, the two ninja had somehow become good friends. To most, it probably made no sense to see the lazy chauvinist genius, and the energetic bubbly feminist as good friends, but somehow it worked. Shikamaru concluded it was because he found her to be less troublesome than most, while she probably found that he wasnt as sexist as he portrayed himself to be. True, he considered most women troublesome, and he had a misogynist idea of what a woman should and shouldnt be and do; but what he said and what he did, more often than not, contradicted themselves. That fact was most clearly evident in his unfortunate infatuation with a certain sand kunoichi, whom he had deemed as the most troublesome woma
One Of The GuysAgh. Tenten groaned as she grabbed for her stomach. Her insides were telling her it was time to take a break.One Of The Guys6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She had just spent the entire morning studying in the village library, reading about a new weapon shed picked up on her last mission. It was her teams first day off in months, and she had taken the opportunity to try and learn as much as she could about the weapon in question, in order to better understand its use so she could incorporate it to her many weapon techniques.
It was rare when the kunoichi got a day just to herself; even when her team was off, she and Neji usually got together for a sparring match. This time, however, the Hyuga had been unable to make it because of a prior engagement; one which he hadnt seemed particularly thrilled about, but being the guy he was, Neji was hardly one to back out of a commitment. As such, he had reluctantly joined the rest of the guys for their monthly lunch. Tenten had also been invited by t
So MuchGeeze. The blond to his left scoffed towards her yawning teammate. Whats with him? She growlingly whispered toward the uninterested male.So Much6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Why do you care? The lazy shinobi yawned, as he waved dismissively at the other boy offering him chips.
I dont! The blond kunoichi retorted; though it was clear from her tone she wasnt being entirely forthcoming. Its just She hesitantly paused. Shes been gone for almost a whole month and hes just sitting there as if he doesnt even care.
Maybe he doesnt. The fat one with the potato chips opined from besides the other boy, who seemed more interested in staring at the dark sky above, then listening to the irritating blond kunoichi.
That just makes it even worse! The girl groaned. Agh! She clenched her jaw agitatedly. How can she She paused. I just I feel sor
CursedNeji The bun-haired girl gently weaved her fingers through the unconscious boys hair, as she tired to keep his head comfortable on her lap.Cursed6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was painful for her to see him that way. And she felt helpless, because she knew there was nothing she could do.
For many years, Tenten had known the secret of the Hyuga clan. And not just what Neji had disclosed the day of his battle against Naruto during the first chunin exams, but the whole truth.
The dark, appalling secret that the great and noble Hyuga clan concealed.
The secret of the caged bird
Not just a seal on a forehead that could be activated to keep the branch members in check; it was so much more than that.
So much crueler
Tenten timidly approached the clearing where her new team was set to meet in the early morning hours. They had already been together for a few months, but still she couldnt shake the intimidating aura that h
7 Days pt 2-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-7 Days pt 27 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Tenten. Neji calmly called out the kunoichis name.
Jeeze. Tenten angrily growled.
Tenten. Neji once more tried to capture the girls attention.
That woman! Tenten stomped furiously through the forest; completely oblivious that Neji had been calling her name for the past five minutes.
Tenten. He calmly repeated; following closely behind the irritated kunoichi.
Shes worse than Kiba! Tenten continued venting her frustration.
Scratch that. Her left hand shooting up as she yelled. Shes worst that Naruto.
No! Kakashi! Tenten continued. Jiraiya!
Tenten! Neji firmly called out; stopping them both in their tracks. (1)
WHAT?! Tenten abruptly yelled as she turned back to see why she had stopped moving.
Mysterious ValentineMost people in Konoha would agree that late winter in the village was the best time of year. Because the village was located in the middle of Fire Country, there really were no winters there. The coldest it ever got was hail and thunderstorms, but never anything too horrible. On the other hand, the summer months were torturous. Not only because the majority of the villagers were shinobi and kunoichi who wore long and thick ninja gear, but also because it was a rarity for the heat not to rise into the triple digits.Mysterious Valentine7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
February was prefect though. The weather was just right; not too cold, and not too hot. Walking through the busy streets, the little boy stared longingly at a small dirt path he knew too well.
Would you like to go while I finish up here? The tall man smiled down at his son.
The boy shyly nodded his head at his father before running off into the forest. Following the small dirt path that led to a secluded clearing in the forest, the boy arrived at what he had deem
ColdEverything dies.Cold6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
That is the one and only certainty in life.
Everything, and everyone, that is born into the world will eventually leave it through death.
Just as spring heralds in new life, in the freshly blooming flowers that color every corner of the earth; death comes in winter, and takes away the brilliant hues that spring birthed, and replaces it with a sheet of ice and cold. And just as the sun is born in the east, and dies in the west; so too, does human life have a beginning and an end.
This, is the single most important truth that every shinobi learns early on in life; everything has its season, and everything dies
Ack, caha. Tenten coughed as struggled to lift herself up off the floor.
Yes, everything dies. She knew that; better than most. She just hadnt expected it to come so soon; or so anticlimactically.
You are not dieing Tenten. Neji dryly stated, as he watched the girl rise up to her elbows and knees; attempting to cross the excrucia
ValentineWhere was she? The Hyuga fumed, as he turned his angry gaze upward to face the traveling sun. Gauging from the position it held in the sky, Neji estimated the day to be nearing ten oclock. That made Tenten three hours late!Valentine6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Three and half, if he considered the extra half hour the two teammates usually shared, in peaceful silence every day before their overly energetic teammate and sensei showed up for training.
As Neji waited, sitting against the beech tree he usually used for meditation, it occurred to him that it was unlike her to be absent for their morning ritual; much less from their teams training sessions. It also occurred to him that she would never bail on him without just cause. Yet, as he sat there, alone, Neji couldnt help but feel furious.
Where is she? He growled through clenched teeth.
Where is who? Lee abruptly popped up from behind the tree; apparently having already returned from his and Gais da
Magic of the Spring- T versionThere appears to be a small town below. Neji stated; staring down at the foot of hill the two teammates had been traveling on for the last fifteen hours.Magic of the Spring- T version6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
They had just finished a mission in Earth Country. It had taken longer than they had originally anticipated, and had been far more dangerous than the initial reports had stated it would be. The mission had been to retrieve an item from a building located in the center of enemy grounds. What the item was, they had not been given any specifics on; all they knew was that it was of vital importance and would likely be heavily guarded. The number of guards protecting the item, however, had been much higher than anything the reports had anticipated, and a confrontation had been inevitable. The two teammates had barely managed to escape with the aid of a diversionary explosion that Tenten had set off. Unfortunately, as a result of the unforeseen circumstances, the kunoichi had ended up injured. During the subsequent fall, as they
White DayWhite day.White Day7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was a creation of the confectionery industry, to add to an already long list of commercialized holidays with no actual significance to them.
Neji detested the day.
Not because he felt obligated to return the favor to the numerous fangirls who left him chocolates on Valentines Day; which he didnt. It was because every year, Tenten would also be among those who gave him chocolate, and every year he debated on whether or not to give her something in return on White Day. True, the other girls were annoyances whom he had absolutely no interest in (most of whom he had never even spoken to) and Tenten was his friend and teammate; but to give her any special consideration at all, might indicate that he harbored feelings for her. And while that was in fact the truth, it would tarnish his reputation if he were ever to admit it; though it was what he wanted most, to do.
The thing was, though, Neji did technically give her a gift, and a white gift, as was the custom; the only p