The Bracelet“Tenten. Come on, talk to us... Tenten!” A desperate sounding voice on the other side of the solid oak door called out to the bun-haired kunoichi. Hearing some quiet chatter behind her blond friend, Tenten could only imagine that it meant the rest of their friends were also gathered outside her bedroom door.
How Ino and the rest of them had gotten into her house was a mystery to her. Tenten was certain she had locked and booby trapped all her doors and windows. And as far as she knew, the only ones who could get passed her security system were the members of her team.
“Please Tenten-san, we are worried for you,” the pleading voice of the mini-green beast answered the kunoichi's unasked question.
“Lee...” Tenten moaned into the pillow beneath her, silently admonishing herself for not having suspected him.
Of course he would come. Lee was the type of person who just could not help but care. He was all heart, and often followed his impulses without thin
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1. Float on Modest Mouse (3:30)
He wasn't exactly sure what he was doing. It was the middle of the night, and for some strange reason Neji had made his way to the top of the Hokage monument, just to stare at the night's sky. Thinking about it rationally, he supposed that perhaps it had something to do with the fact that he would be getting married in the morning. The months of preparation had been nearly unbearable, especially given how much the elders had insisted on overseeing that all Hyuga traditions be held, would finally be coming to an end. In the morning he would walk on a carpet of white rose petals, down to the reflection pond in the certain of the Hyuga gardens. Wearing traditional robes, he would repeat the words he had been forced to memorize; all in an effort to placate a bunch of old men he didn't even care for.
"Haah." Neji sighed exasperatedly.
Why was he doing this again?
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It was ten minutes passed the hour as Neji walked into the crowded restaurant, searching for the table his team had reserved for the evening. He was late and he knew it. Just as he knew that it would earn him a scolding from his sensei; as well as few snide comments and disapproving glanced from the former ANBU, turned school teacher, whom they were all gathering to celebrate that evening.
“Haah,” Neji sighed.
It was bad enough that Koudo already didn't like him, Neji hated to give the older shinobi more reasons to disapprove of him. Unfortunately, it had not been his choice to be late for the evening's celebration. In fact, Neji had cleared most of his afternoon in order to avoid any possibilities of that occurring. Regrettably, the young Hyuga had not foreseen that his Uncle and the elders would stop him moments before he was to step out of the Hyuga compound. The worst part, h
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ONE YEAR LATER
Three hundred and sixty five days.
Tenten smiled as she crossed out the previous day on her calendar. It was exactly one year to the day since that fateful morning when her childish, yet loveable, older brother had stepped foot into the crowded barbeque restaurant where the Konoha 11 had agreed to meet for lunch. It was hard to believe that time had gone by so quickly. It seemed like only yesterday that Tenten walked into the restaurant to find her older brother harassing her white-eyed teammate; a habit of his which had become more prevalent over the months that followed.
“Poor Neji.” She grinned as the memories of the countless insults, instances of hidden training gear, random flash bombings, caffeine in his bedtime tea, and all the other various pranks her brother had pulled on the Hyuga over the last year, came rushing back at her. “Despite how much he tr
Don't Panic"Okay, don't panic."Don't Panic3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Those were the words that came out of his girlfriend's mouth, as Neji sat at his desk, drinking a cup of tea, moments before the bun-haired girl burst in.
A million and one thoughts ran through the Hyuga's mind as he wondered what to make of that innocuous, yet utterly terrifying phrase.
Did someone get hurt? Or maybe someone died? But would Tenten really burst into his room in such a manner to tell him that? It seemed more likely she would have a solemn expression on her face if she had come to deliver such unpleasant news. Taking that into account, it clearly meant whatever she had come to tell him wasn't of such grave magnitude. But still, 'don't panic' wasn't exactly something a person said lightly, and certainly not something to be said about good news.
What else could it be? Another war? No, that too seemed much too serious to be announced in such a simple manner. And also, she had said not to panic, normally one would let a little panic set in when it came t
Simple and CleanPairing: NejiTen with a hint of GuyShizuSimple and Clean4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Word count: 1,457
Prompt used: Vacation
WARNINGS: General fluffy goodness, for all of you that complain about my angst obsession. For the record, I had angst ideas I ignored for this. Brief mentioning of past child abuse. Some sexiness at the end. Or the closest I've ever done.
Oh, and more pregnant TenTen, because I think it's sweet.
Disclaimer: Does TenTen have screen time yet? No? Then, no, they still aren't mine. Also, the title IS from the Kingdom Hearts song. I just had it playing in my head as I wrote. Oh, and Guy's quote, before I forget, I read somewhere but have never been able to find since. It's one of my favorites, though.
Simple and Clean
Normally, Neji wasn't one for vacations. It just wasn't his personality, and eight years of being on Team Guy had only reinforced it. In all that time, they'd only had one break, and that was because Tsunade had decided the rest of t
Forever the FirstNeji squinted from the light, as a stray ray of sunshine broke through his parted curtains. From the angle of the light, breaking through the shadows, the sun had apparently just come up. The Hyuga groaned as his groggy mind began waking to the new day. His muscles felt stiff and cramped as he tried to lift himself out of bed, only to find himself stopped by an unexpected weight on his right side. Turning to investigate what was keeping him pinned to the mattress, a gentle smile quickly spread upon the Hyuga's normally stoic features. Curled up against him, the petite bun-haired kunoichi nuzzled tightly against his side as she slept peacefully on his numb arm. Her hair was in complete disarray; scattered about the bed sheet and over half of her face.Forever the First3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Tenten," Neji whispered softly, as he gently brushed her tousled brown locks away from her face.
Truthfully, he would have preferred not to wake the girl. Her calm sleeping face looked angelic in the dim morning light. Neji would have des
Nothing To wearHe watched as she paced back and forth between her closet and her drawers, pulling different things out and tossing them every which way at random. The floor of her bedroom was littered in articles of clothing, making her usually immaculately organized room look cluttered and messy.Nothing To wear3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Ten," Neji called out, trying to get the girl's attention as she frantically searched her closet.
The kunoichi put her hand up to silence him. "Just a sec," she requested.
"Ten," he called again, certain she wouldn't want to wait given what he needed to tell her.
"In a minute," Tenten replied, as she rushed over to her dresser, pulling out the entire top drawer and tossing it on the bed.
"Ten," he insisted.
"Just wait!" she urged, pulling out the contents of the drawer.
"Ten," he called again, in a slightly more annoyed tone than he intended, but he was really starting to get tired of it.
"I'm not done yet," she groaned, also seemingly annoyed by the little back and forth the two teammates had been having
Breathe AgainHe watched in terror as the cold rushing water bubbled up and around the bun-haired girl.Breathe Again3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It wrapped around her legs like a translucent eel. The clone in front of her held it's arms out, directing the water to swirl around her body, forming a spherical capsule with which to trap her in. As the bubble formed, the pressure of the water crashed violently around the kunoichi's petite frame, pushing the air out of her lungs as it tightened around her and held her in place.
The same thing was happening to him, and to the bowl-haired boy standing to his left. But the Hyuga's eyes never left Tenten, as he searched frantically in his head for a way, any way, that he could come up with to release them from the engulfing waters.
Outside of their water prisons, Gai was fighting the unnamed man who bore a striking resemblance to something closer to an aquatic beast than an actual human being. His skin was pale and grayish, like that of a corpse; eyes sharp and piercing, similar to those of a beast
First LoveWord Count: Approx. 469First Love4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Pairings: NejiTen, slight mentioning to HinaNaru
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto.
Title: First Love
They say you can never forget your first love. Tenten remembers it well. She was young and foolish at the tender age of thirteen.
She remembers the wild missions and the need to succeed. She remembers Lee refusing to let her carry out her duties because of a silly broken ankle. She remembers being jealous of Sakura for becoming Tsunade's apprentice.
She remembers Ino and how life was an endless competition with the pink haired Kunoichi.
She remembers Naruto at Ichiraku ramen and Hinata fainting when he said "hi" to her. She remembers the day Sasuke left the village, and she also remembers the day he returned.
She remembers Shino sitting in a lonely corner with his bugs and Kiba would join him, even though it annoyed him.
She remembers Shikamaru falling asleep in his jounin exam, and she remembers Chouji being so nervous that he cou
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'That old woman's here again,' four-year-old Koudo thought to himself as he crouched down behind a large fern, watching as his father spoke to the blonde woman in their backyard.
It was the same woman who came by every time his father returned from a mission. She looked like a young, nice woman. Much younger than his middle-aged father, and his very young mother. That was just her appearance though. Koudo knew better. He had seen her many times before, and while she appeared young and beautiful on the outside, almost angelic, Koudo knew from experience, that she was a demon.
"Oi!" his father bellowed, jerking his head to gesture for Koudo to come out of the bushes. "Come greet your godmother!"
"God?" Koudo hesitantly approached his father and the blonde demon woman. "How is she a god?"
"Hahaha!" His father's hearty laugh filled the air surrounding them.
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BITTER SWEET GOODBYES
What was it about goodbyes that always seemed so bitter sweet?
On the one hand, goodbyes meant being separated from loved ones, which was never a pleasant experience. There was fear and apprehension of what could happen; of whether the danger of mission life might finally catch up. Or whether the distance and time would drive people apart and make friends into strangers.
On the other hand, goodbyes always came just before an new and exciting adventure. He liked adventures. It probably had something to do with the fact that his father would often comfort him with the tales of his travels after long absences on perilous journeys throughout the five nations. Of course as a child, Koudo hadn't realized the journeys were dangerous. All he had known was that his father would disappear for weeks, sometimes even months, and he would miss him a lot. Which, again, brought him back to
Neji x Tenten part 5Tenten managed to get out of the Hyuga mansion gate without hitting anything;Neji x Tenten part 54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She couldn't see where she was going because the tears wouldn't stop coming.
"Tenten!" She heared Neji shout over and over.
Thank goodness he was wearing a yukata which prevented him from running
properly or else he would have court her up by now. She didn't want him to
catch her up. She didn't want to pain rejection, the pain of losing someone she
loved again. She would keep running all night if she had to.
But that was short lived as she didn't notice the stone path she was running on .
The tears were affecting her vision so she didn't notice the protruding stone.
She hit it with her foot at running pace sending her crashing to the ground. She
felt the stones rip her jeans and her skin. She put her hands out to stop her from
hitting her head, the stones ripped those up awsell. It felt like she had just run into
a brick wall, her body was aching. She was still to shocked to move.
Neji saw it all, he desperat
CandyHe had never liked sweets. Even as a child, Neji had never understood their allure. It didn't help that he wasn't introduced to candy until rather late in his childhood. It was at the age of ten when Neji had had his very first sweet.Candy3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
His first taste of candy.
It had come at the hand of a cute ten-year-old girl, with twin buns held together by simple red ribbons. Said girl, had attempted to make her own chocolate one February 14th, instead of buying it like all the other little girls. Neji had refused all the other chocolates he had been offered that day; all except, of course, the girl with the twin-buns. It had mostly been out of curiosity to know what the big deal about chocolate was, but the reason he chose her chocolate over all others was because his ten-year-old self had been slightly touched the girl had put in the extra effort of making them herself; as evidenced by the bandages around her scorched fingers. Of course, much later, in the years that followed and the b
HOW TO - Songfic writingWhat is a songfic? A songfic is a work of fiction that incorporates the lyrics of a song into a story.HOW TO - Songfic writing3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
How are the lyrics used? There are several different methods to writing songfics.
1. The lyrics can be quoted at the beginning or end of a story. (which isn't really recommended because most people will probably just skip over them; and usually this makes for a bad fic)
2. The lyrics can be incorporated into the story as segues/transitions, interspersing prose with lyrics from the song, with the latter inserted at strategic points within the story, allowing for the story and lyrics to flow elegantly together.
3. The lyrics can be directly incorporated into the story as dialogue or someone's thoughts or feelings.
4. One of the characters can be listening (or singing) to the song and the lyrics reflect his/her thoughts/feelings.
Why write a songfic? Because it's fun! And because music is a great inspiration!
How do you write a songfic?
Fearful Confrontation"Ready?" Neji expectantly turned to the bun-haired kunoichi sitting nervously on his bed in a tiny red dress and black heels.Fearful Confrontation4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"No," she worriedly shook her head in response; curled locks of brown hair bouncing frantically across her face as she fidgeted nervously on the mattress.
Of course he already knew she wasn't ready. He could tell just by the terrified look on her face that the kunoichi desperately wanted to avoid what was about to happen. At the same time he also knew she did want to do it; that was why she was there, after all.
"I'm scared," she timidly admitted in a tiny whisper.
"..." he wasn't sure what to say to that. Or course it was obvious she was nervous, worried even, but scared... that was not something he had ever heard her admit to.
"I..." Tenten hesitantly began. "It's just..." nervously chewing her lower lip, the kunoichi brushed back a loose curl and tucked it carefully behind her right ear. "Maybe we should just keep it a secret like you wanted to," she w
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.Pink5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
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
NejiTen - Hide and SeekThe Konoha Ninja Academy was almost like a daycare. For young children they barely learned the basic kick through a wooden plank trick. Neji hated that he was in the younger group. It wasn't bragging when he said he was the most experienced in his group. He was experienced in basic ninja skills at that. He was growing weary of the simple tricks they were teaching. He found little if any joy in watching the others fail to succeed in them.NejiTen - Hide and Seek4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
There was one girl who was about as talented as him. She could easily do the simple tasks put up for her. She wanted to do a few harder things. There were things she possessed different than him. She spoke a bit more than he did, and she was definitely more spontaneous. Her father was a weapons master, and she often sneaked a few of her favorites to school.
One time she showed him some, but he simply paid her no mind, "Which one do you like best?" she asked with a small smile on her face. He gave her an unamused look. At this she had giggled, "You don'
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How you choose to express yourself
it's all your own and I can tell
It comes naturally,
it comes naturally
"She is a natural." The man in the olive colored robes stated as he adjusted the layered veils on the bun-haired kunoichi's head.
"hm." Gai nodded approvingly. "She does look very youthful," he replied, agreeing with the other man's assessment.
Standing watch from another side of the room, disguised as a guard in dark blue robes, Neji amusedly smirked as he saw the kunoichi struggle against the olive-dressed man, who continued to readjust her attire.
"She would prefer you not speak of her as if she were not in the room!" Tenten tugged agitatedly at the tight collar of her dress.
"Ah, ah, ah!" The olive-robed man wagged his finger at her, warning the kunoichi to remember her part. "A princess does not speak, unless spoken to." he stated matter-of-factly.
"Well, I am not a princess!" Tenten challenged, still fighting aga
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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
Driving Forcepairing/fandom: NejiTenDriving Force4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
word count: 544
prompt used: Night
disclaimer: Don't own Naruto
The kunoichi fell face first onto the new bed that she and her boyfriend now shared. She had had a long day, both physically and mentally, the longest she could handle. She rolled over onto her side and exhaled a long, heavy sigh. Staying up till four in the morning doing work, waking up at six to spar, not getting a break till eight that night, and then having to deal with another Hyuga dinner and 'meeting', as the elders liked to call them, for two more hours. Yeah, this day was officially the worst, so far at least.
Finally, though, she had gotten her chance to get some sleep before Neji got back and woke her up. Tenten lazily pulled her grass-stained shirt off and cud
Neji x Tenten fanfic part 3Tenten awoke with her hair sticking to her face.Neji x Tenten fanfic part 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Ugh," she said as she rolled out of bed. She looked out at the window first,
the black clouds were still there but it wasn't raining. Then it hit her it
was her 17th birthday! she didn't live with her family anymore so she was
glad she had friends to celebrate it with. All her happyness came to an
end and was replaced with annoyance when she noticed it was 4.30pm.
No wonder it was so dark!
"what!" she cryed as she jumped up from the floor. How could she have slept
for half the day! She ran to get ready.
Neji on the other hand had been up all day and most of the night. He had a
headache and high temperature, Hinata had tryed everything to make him better.
It wasn't only that, his heart felt all funny; he kept thinking of Tenten
and blushing. He told himself it was the cold but was it?
When he had cooled down abit he noticed the time. He pulled himslef up and
went to grab some clothes. He put on a white long sleeved top and some
NejixTenten Fanfic part 1"Tenten! What are we doing this saturday?" Lee came bounding over after training.NejixTenten Fanfic part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tenten looked up from sorting her scrolls out "Ummm...i haven't really thought about it"
That's when the other 'weirdo' in a tight green suit came running up.
"yes Tenten, We shall celebrate your youth!" Master gai shouted while dancing about with Lee.
"That would be fun but i don't think i have the time to arange anything" Tenten said as
she finaly finshed packing her things into her back-pack.
"Do not fear Tenten we shall arange evrything!" master Gai said "Right Lee".
"Yes master Gai!" Lee shouted with a solute.
Tenten forced a laugh "Haha, yea that would be great." the truth was that she didn't want to
think about they would have planned for her. She was glad that they cared about her though.
Meanwhile, Neji was sat up in a tree day dreaming in the afternoon sun when the two green idiots
started shouting. Neji stared down at them "What are they babbling about?" he said to himself.
Neji x Tenten Fanfic part 2As Tenten made her way home she over heard some people talking outside as they packed up shop.Neji x Tenten Fanfic part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Apparently there is a storm coming this way, it isn't going to
be good for business," One man said.
"I heard it would hit Konoha this saturday,"The other man said.
That can't be good Tenten thought to herself. It was only
thursday so she had plenty of time to warn Lee and master Gai not to plan anything.
Come to think of it no one apart from Lee and master Gai knew it was her birthday.
"Should i tell Neji?" She slapped herslef again. Neji wouldn't be bothered.
What did she expect from him, a present?
Neji made his way up to the hyuga manchain, he was thinking hard about Tenten's birthday.
"Big brother Neji," Hinata said as she came up to greet him,"how wa-was your day?"
Hinata was her usual babbling self.
"ah..oh Lady Hinata," she court him off guard running up to him like that, "i'm fine."
He managed to say but he was still thinking.
"Good..i'll go make you some tea," Hinata said as she bow