Rating: T (to be safe)
Sun streaked through the open window. It hit the foot of the bed just enough to warm it, but not enough to actually wake the occupants. Despite the early hour, though, one of them was already laying with eyes open.
"Hmmm." Tenten sighed. She snuggled down into the blankets wanting to fall back asleep but finding it impossible.
The arms wrapped around her midsection tightened with the slight movements she had made. Neji's thumb began running smooth circles against her skin as he also began to wake. It was something he always did when the two shinobi lay in a bed together. Tenten knew it was an unconscious habit, but she liked to think he did it to her on purpose.
These types of missions were her favorites. It gave her one-on-one time with Neji that could rarely be found on other more dangerous jobs or even back home in Konoha. Plus the cover of being husband and wife came with the perk of sharing a bed.
She'd never admit it out loud t
Expectations - NejiTen Month 2012*~Expectations~*Expectations - NejiTen Month 20124 years ago in Romance More Like This
Sometime well after midnight, the downpour ceased and the sky cleared over the capital of the Land of Rain. Hyuuga Neji lay in bed in the modest inn, flat on his back, white eyes open without a hint of tiredness as he watched the shifting patterns of moonlight across the ceiling. The weight of his increasing responsibilities -- both those imposed by himself and those others desired to impose -- felt like a giant hand on his chest, pushing him down, down, until he was sure he'd dissolve into the earth, never to be seen again.
ANBU. Liason between the main and branch portions of his family. His "duty" to marry and advance the strength of the clan.
Very few times in his life had Neji ever experienced the urge to scream -- none of which he especially wanted to remember. He preferred to think of himself as a rational, calm, and above all self-controlled person. But right then he felt like screaming. At the top of his lungs. And once he starte
Dancing - NejiTen Month 2013*~Dancing~*Dancing - NejiTen Month 20133 years ago in Romance More Like This
He sat silently in the shadows and watched.
All around him, his classmates played and ran and laughed, enjoying the freedom from classes that Iruka-sensei had granted for half an hour (no longer and no shorter - the man was nothing if not almost obsessively prompt). Hyuuga Neji watched them all with disinterested pale eyes, allowing his gaze to drift from face to face without bothering to settle on one for more than a few seconds at a time.
Predictable. They were all predictable, and for a shinobi, that spelled death.
Neji didn't need his Byakugan to see the group of girls gathered to his left, huddled in a group. He could feel their intense stares on him, like a bunch of vultures waiting for their prey to die so they could pounce and devour. Determined not to give in, he ignored them and moved on to the next group. They were the bullies, the ones constantly patrolling the schoolyard looking for people to pick on. Their usual targets wer
Arranged with Love NejiTenIt was a beautiful wedding, Hinata's and Naruto's. The blushing bride wore a very traditional white kimono, and when Naruto saw her he nearly had a nose bleed. The ceremony was stunning and the reception was held in the grand Hyuga manor and was impeccably planned.Arranged with Love NejiTen3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Neji, however, could hardly notice the rest of the surroundings, all he could think about was all the miserable socializing he was doing. As a member of the Branch family he was required to spend most of the reception speaking with different elders and their children, trying to make himself as amicable as possible.
"Yes, of course, we'd be happy to attend the introduction of your granddaughter to society." Tenten said, giving Neji a slight squeeze that was his cue to nod. Neji looked briefly at his wife before nodding.
She really did look stunning that night, hair in a large bun on top of her head and wearing a soft pink Chinese style dress. Then again Neji always thought she looked stunning.
Although he may whine about all
The Worst Day NejiTenThe day he married Tenten was the best day of his life.The Worst Day NejiTen4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Neji and Tenten were married on a Sunday in March, the sun bright in the sky. They were only 23, but ninjas didn't tend to live into there thirties so no one said anything. Neji actually smiled, a real true smile, when Tenten glided down the aisle, flushed with happiness. They kissed at the alter, danced at the reception, and were waved off to their honeymoon by happy friends and family.
It seemed to be perfect, and for that one day it was. The following day however, proved to be the worst day of Neji's life.
They knew it was coming, and knew that it would have to be done before the pair set off to the Land of Waves for their two week getaway, but Neji had never imagined it would be so horrible. It was the day Tenten received the curse mark.
Dressed in all white the pair sat stoically together as the Elders prepared for the marking ceremony. Tenten gave Neji's hand a little squeeze as if to tell him it was alright, as if he was th
Change"Tenten, what do you want to do with these old socks?" Neji held up a pink and white poca dot sock with his forefinger and thumb, holding it at arm's length and wrinkling his nose. They had been packing Tenten's apartment all day but every time he moved to a new area Neji was amazed at the junk his girlfriend had let accumulate in her room. Underneath her bed they had found a moldy paper bag containing what might have once been fruit. In her desk they had found assignments from their academy days seven years years ago. And now as he was going through her dresser, Neji was finding holey socks and threadbare tank tops three sizes too small for the kunoichi that was sitting amongst an ocean of clutter in her closet.Change5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Tenten looked up from the book that was spread across her lap, brushing her hair behind her ear. "Just toss them into the garbage bag with the rest," she said, smiling down at the parchment and brushing the page with her hand. Neji tossed the socks into the black bag and caref
Parental GuidanceParental GuidanceParental Guidance4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She could feel the sun burst through her curtains and radiate her skin. Tenten nuzzled deeply into her pillow, not wanting to wake up from her dreams. The strength of someone else wrapped around her midsection and instinctively she wrapped her legs around his. He responded to her and curled in on her body as she buried herself deeper into him. Tenten would be happy to die in a place like this, laying in Neji's arms and feeling safe with him by her. But sadly, the day had bigger plans for them today.
A toddler's cry could be heard down the hall, and she knew that she had to get up now. Tenten pushed Neji off of her and climbed in her slippers. Pulling a robe around herself, she headed down the hall of the Hyuuga complex. She passed the koi pond on her way and saw her reflection. Her hair was all in disarray, making her appearance shameful if she were to encou
NejiTen: WarmthAs they walked down the street, Neji was beside Tenten, seeing as though most of Konoha was asleep by now. It was December, the first snow month. The snow was falling slowly and quietly. Tenten thought it was beautiful to see the snow fall. Although, Neji wasn't really paying any attention to the snow, he was more focused on Tenten.NejiTen: Warmth3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Seeing the way she was smiling as the snow was falling, it made him give out a small grin. Tenten held out her hand waiting for a snowflake to land. It did. But it felt a bit cold to her for a minute. She didn't really noticed.
She looked next to her seeing as though, Neji was still with her all this time. Before, it was the four of them. Her, Neji, Rock Lee and Gai Sensei. Lee and Gai Sensei went off doing other things, leaving only her and Neji.
"Its beautiful, don't you think, Neji?" she asked. Tenten had to say something. It was getting a bit awkward to her now.
"Yeah, it is." he muttered.
They walked along bit more seeing as though they ended up on a b
NejiTen: BeginningPairing: NejiTenNejiTen: Beginning5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Word count: 1,872
Prompt used: Celebration
WARNINGS: Old prompt, but I couldn't think of anything for the current ones. I just felt like I needed to do some NejiTen. Tensey, tiny, bit of angst, but nothing you haven't seen already in these stories.
The 'verse' used here is a favorite of my sister, and I blame her for its creation. So, credit there where it is due, I guess. It might be AU, I suppose, but might not be.
A lot of the customs I'm referencing is from ancient China, but since Team Guy is largely inspired by Chinese culture, I figured I could blur the line a little this one time.
Inspired by the song 'At the Beginning' from Anastasia. I've just remembered that I forgot how much I loved that song.
TenTen knew she was supposed to be living in seclusion, with only her best female friends to accompany her. It was a Hyuuga clan tradition, and they even had a special wing set aside for that pu
The Last Battle of Tenten NoharaThe Last Battle of Tenten NoharaThe Last Battle of Tenten Nohara3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
(WARNING... Contains spoilers For Naruto Chapter 614)
"So Naruto..." sneered Obito. "I thought you said you weren't going to let even a single one of your friends die?"
The Uchiha let his gaze drift away from the obnoxious Jinchuriki cradling the dead Hyuga boy, and took a moment to survey the battlefield. Riding atop the Ten tails, Obito could have been a god surveying the four corners of the earth.
Not that he took any gloating pride in that. Not that any of that mattered. Nothing mattered. There was only one reason that he was still alive, one reason that he forced his broken twisted body up every morning. There was only one reason for all the death and terror and horror and war.
It was all for her.
Rin Nohara. Her smile haunted him still. Obito would be the first to admit that the dark powers that kept his body moving put him in the category of 'no longer being human.' He accepted that the horrors that had happened to him had dashed his mind
Name - NejiXTenten One-shot"Is a name what makes a person?"Name - NejiXTenten One-shot4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tenten sighed as she walked home that night, shedding off her bulky, heaving white shirt and just leaving herself in a black, half-tank top she dawned underneath it. Today had been, by far, one of the worst ones of her life. None of her teammates were around, they were all busy that day, And as for everyone else? They didn't have time either, can you believe that? And on today of all days, the day she wanted to forget everything and just do something that she would have to completely focus on. Today is the very day of the anniversary of her parents' death, during the Kyuubi attack on the village, sixteen years ago. This day also being known as a certain Uzumaki's birthday, but she didn't burden that as such. She knew it wasn't Naruto's fault, and she didn't view it as that at all. She was only a year old, and now the only thing she had left of them was three pictures. One taken of her, herself, and her father on the day she was born, a pictur
Revenge NejiTenNeji sat, kneeling in front of the main branch, including Hiyashi-sama.Revenge NejiTen5 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Why have you called us here?" Hinoho, a particularly cruel elder asked Neji. Neji cleared his throat.
"I would like permission to marry Tenten." Neji said bluntly, making some of the men glare at him.
"Unger no circumstances can you marry that girl!" Hinoho said, making some of the other elders nod their heads.
"Hinoho be reasonable." Hiyashi said to him.
"Resonable? Look what that girl did to me when I used the curse seal on Neji!" Hinoho exclaimed. Thrusting up his sleeve he revealed a frowny face with its tongue sticking out.
Neji used all of his might not to laugh.
"Being able to do that while still a chunin shows she has great potential as a ninja." Hiyashi argued.
"No Hiyashi, that girl is a menace." Hinoho exclaimed, throwing up his hands, "The pure idea of letting her into the clan disgusts me."
"Well than, I will tell her that you are not coming to the wedding." Neji said, nodding once before getting up,
NejiTen Month - April 25th- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -NejiTen Month - April 25th4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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"TenTen!" Neji shouted, running up to her.
She couldn't wait to close the space between the two of them. Not so gracefully, she slid down the orange dirt and rocks of the semi-steep hill she had just been standing on - overlooking the village. She practically collided with him... Just managing to get her hands up to stop herself against his chest, clad in the matching green vest of all the Allied Shinobi Forces.
Reflexively, his hands came up to catch her. "Is this everyone?" he asked, looking up at the top of the hill and the few dozen people he could see staring down at the battlefield that had once been their home.
TenTen nodded. It was hard to keep balance on this sliding hill, so the two of them headed back up to the top together. "Just about," she reaffirmed her nod, just in case he hadn't seen it, "But where are Naruto and Itachi?"
NejiTen Month - April 11thNejiTen Month - April 11th5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
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Neji Hyuuga. Only son of the deceased Lord Hizashi, Hakushaku of Konoha. Shishaku by birth, and third in line as heir to Lord Hiashi, and the Hyuuga family name.
17 years old, and his name was known throughout the Kazoku of Konoha. Neji Hyuuga was a most wanted bachelor. A skilled and dangerous sparring partner, and a highly respected young man of honor and nobility.
"Neji? Neji, come here, there's someone I wish to introduce you to."
And yet, within the walls of the Hyuuga Mansion, he amounted to very little more than another dog to heel at the foot of his Uncle, Lord Hiashi.
Donned in his finest white shirt, black suit jacket, white trousers, and freshly polished knee-high black leather boots, Neji Hyuuga's head turned slightly at the sound of his name. Setting down a glass of champagne on a nearby table, he headed over to his Uncle - the 29 bright silver and gold medals on his red sash and suit jacket tapping lightly against his
Naturally-:-:-:-:-:-:-Naturally5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
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
Tenten's Past "Tenten! Try and keep up!" Lee shouted at me. I glared at him. He knew very well I stayed up late last night training hard. Sure shinobi were supposed to be ready for anything, but I was up until 3:00 am practicing this new technique.Tenten's Past6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I would keep up if you guys went slower!" I yelled back. Surprisingly, Neji was the one who stopped and waited for me. I looked at him questioningly.
"I can tell you're tired. I'll keep at your pace if you like." I looked at Lee and Gai-sensei. "Don't worry; we'll catch up once you get your strength back." He turned ready to go again. I smiled at him admiring his rare concern for others. And we were off again.
"Here we are troops!" My sensei shouted exuberantly. Neji and I weren't very far behind, so we were able to hear him.
"Here is what exactly?" Neji asked in his monotone voice.
"Yeah," I questioned "All I see are trees, rocks, oh and look, more trees..." Even Lee had to be questioning G
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.17 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
Just As You Are“What are you doing?”Just As You Are3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It wasn’t often Tenten kept Neji waiting. She was nearly as punctual as he was himself. Being late was not something tolerated. So when Neji found himself sitting on her sofa waiting for his teammate and friend to emerge from her bedroom, the Hyuuga prodigy had to ask why.
“Nothing. I’ll be out in just a minute,” the girl responded in a sweet voice.
“Hn.” Tenten laughed at Neji’s expected tone. He was ready for their daily training and wanted to get started.
But first the girl had to finish painting her nails for her date that evening.
She had been outright shocked when a civilian boy had approached her the previous day with the timid request for a dinner date the following night. Unsure of her answer, Tenten had reluctantly agreed. It wasn’t like she had any other plans. And since it was an… unusual event for her, she had decided to dress up a little; which included painting her finger and toe nai
Nejiten - I didn't touch youThe ebon-haired young male shook his head, his face twisted in irritation, showing how frustrated he was. He turned his head towards his brown-haired teammate to try and explain the matter again. Tenten wasn't really interested in the subject Neji was blabbering on and on about, she would rather go look at the Sakura trees bloom, or take her first swim in the huge lake, it was spring after all, and weekend as well. She didn't really like the thought of spending time with Neji, when all he was talking about nowadays was his and Shikamaru's science experiments, or "interesting discoveries" as he referred to them as. Yet she was here, next to him, her hair tied in the usual buns on both sides of her head, listening to him going on and on about science crap she had no interest in. She had even left her weapons at home, eager to spend this beautiful day with her long-time crush. Now she was wondering why she even bothered, going to the mall with Ino was funnier than this.Nejiten - I didn't touch you5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Good Night KissTitle: Good Night KissGood Night Kiss5 years ago in Romance More Like This
Summary: A drabble written for the Kissing Meme
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto but it is fun to play with the characters so I do. It'd be nice if I got paid for it but I don't.
Dedicated to: Reggie who requested it on the Naruto Families (DA) group Kiss Meme
Tenten knew Neji had a soft side, one he hid from most of the world. She knew because she'd seen it.
She saw it when he ate the anniversary dinner at his parents grave. Even in the early days, before he and his uncle had learned to understand each other, the anger in his eyes was always replaced with a soft aching sadness when he sat before the stone with two names carved in it. He hadn't invited her, not exactly. Out of concern she had trailed after him, thinking he didn't know. When he sighed, stood up, then walked over and dragged her out from behind the tree she had thought he would yell at her or send her away. Neji surprised her though and introduced her to his parents as his new team m
World of DreamsRating: T M, depending on how strong the language gets.World of Dreams5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Summary: Ninja aren't used to thinking about how a mission can affect them after it is over, and Neji and TenTen are about to figure out why that should change. NejiTen, possibly others.
A World of Dreams
A trembling hand rested on the handle of the toilet, ready to apply the pressure needed to send the contents of the bowlformerly, the contents of TenTen's stomach--- swirling away. With the other, the kunoichi in question grabbed a square of toilet paper to wipe her mouth one more time.
"Well," TenTen muttered to herself, "that was embarrassing. Probably should have warned them my stomach has been testy lately."
It had become a tradition, as the kunoichi of the Konoha 11 got older, to meet up for lunch at least once a month. It was the only chance most of them had to see each other anymore, and it helped them keep track of each other's lives through the chaos. I
All women are:All women are:All women are:5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Women are really annoying. No matter their personality, one way or another they ARE annoying. But still it is almost impossible for a man to live without this "irritation" in his lifetime. Even if men say you're annoying, you can be absolutely sure that he loves to be irritated by you.
Women are all equal. All women are problematic. It just changes the level of problems that each one has. You just can't distinguish if they're B.F.F. or archrivals. One way or another, a woman always causes problems, not just for one special man, but to ALL men around her. What ends up being very problematic. Men are also problematic, but not remotely as women. But though ... Human life would eventually become monotonous without a problematic problem.
No matter how women have sex, kiss or do anything else in order to "dirty" the
mothly beginningsMONTHLY BEGINNINGSmothly beginnings5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Disclaimer: clearly I don't own Naruto; orange is my worst color anyway
Seated in the lotus position, back against a tree with eyes closed, he looked every bit a calm and contented individual; the surrounding trees swaying in the morning breeze completed the serene picture. However, not even meditation could quell the growing irritation he felt at that moment.
It had been 3 hours, 3 hours!! His patience was running thin. Hyuuga Neji waited for no one!
With a sigh of exasperation he opened his eyes. The day seemed perfect for training and he was not going to just sit there and let it be wasted. He shot off into the woods, heading for his partner's residence. It was a miracle he was not leaving behind a trail of destruction that bespoke of his infuriation.
An involuntary groan escaped her throat as she curled up into a ball while the cyclic pain unmercifully tore into her abdomen makin