NejiTen Month BirthdaysTenten's birthday when she was a child was never something special. Her father, a blacksmith, would give her weapons he made to add to her ever growing collection, while her mother, a jewelery shop owner gave her various trinkets and gems. It was not that Tenten was ungrateful for her parents gifts, but the predictability of every years antics had started to ware on her at a young age.
That is, until, she joined Team Guy.
One the second day of their formation, Guy demanded that they share their birthdays, and as it happened Tenten's was the closest to date. The girl had no idea that her teacher would start planning something the second he had his hands on the information.
Several weeks later on the day of her 13th birthday, Tenten answered the door to Might Guy and Rock Lee shoving large bouquets of flowers. Tenten's face flushed such a deep shade of red, her hair went from chocolate brown to autumn red. Neji was not among their boisterous teammates who escorted her out tha
The Four Winds of Konoha CH.1CHAPTER 1 : The Winds of ChangeThe Four Winds of Konoha CH.14 years ago in Romance More Like This
The war had ended, and despite all that had changed, when the shinobi that fought in it returned to their homes, life continued on as it had before the war. Sure, there was a lot to clean up, villages to rebuild, peace treaties left to sign, a new Hokage to be promoted, and shinobi to be recalled from formerly enemy, now ally, territories. But otherwise, life went on.
"Still the feeling of change is inescapable," Tenten mused as she munched on a crisp celery stick in her hand; part of the lunch she was eating while sitting at the base of the large oak tree that grew in one corner of hers and Nejis training field. The one that had the heart with the T, ampersand and N carved into it. The very same heart that for the longest of time Neji had mistakenly believed read "TEN" when in fact it was their initials that were carved into the wood. Of course this was before the two of them had started dating and the long time crush had seemed
TFATH Words"What the hell happened to you?" Kiba flinched at the volume of her voice. His movement was enough for the red fang pendant to bounce. There was anger there on her breath but also a gentle curiosity. He was pretty banged up what with his black Konoha High uniform disheveled and tore and a few visible cuts and bruises on his face. Was that a black eye starting to darken? 'How bad is it hurting?' she was really asking as she crossed her arms. There was worry in her eyes, guilt starting to weigh heavily in his heart.TFATH Words3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"It's nothing," He replied while averting his eyes from her gaze, as he slid his broken fingers into his pockets. 'I'm fine. Please don't look at me like that.'
She pressed a hand on his cheek, trying to get him to look at her. Her hand went over a cut, the wounds still fresh. Karui pulled away, biting her lip, for Kiba still wouldn't meet her. Something must be very wrong. He was always getting lost in her eyes: "They're like gems full of sunshine," he h
The Red Fox And The DoveThe Red Fox And The Dove: Fathers And Daughters 1The Red Fox And The Dove4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The doors to the dojo swung back, the sound echoing like thunder. Two sets of pupil-less eyes, the elder a snow white, the younger a milky brown. Neji Hyuuga raised an eyebrow at the dark skinned woman that stood in the doorway. It was the dark scowl on her face that caught his attention, as it was rarely present nowadays what with her patience stretched thanks to her rowdy husband. But what could have caused this?
"Karui," he started slowly, drawing her attention to him. "What do we owe the pleasure?" Her golden eyes locked with his before they flickered over to the child in the room. Ignoring the greeting completely, she strode over the young girl and crouched down so that they were both eye level. The kunoichi who hailed from Kumo thrusted out her arms before the child, waiting till she was imitated to gently pushed back the child's sleeves.
Karui's eyes narrowed slightly at her discovery, before softening them up as she looke
Precious Things: Ch 2Chapter 2Precious Things: Ch 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Will you stop that?!" Tenten exclaimed irritably, glaring daggers at Neji who hastily deactivated his Byakugan.
Except for when they were training he'd always made a point of never using it on her - it would've been too much like invading her privacy. But today he felt he had good reason – a week of illness, and she was still refusing to see a doctor.
He glared back at her, "I would stop – but you're refusing to accept that you need a doctor and therefore the only way of checking if you're all right is by using the Byakugan."
Tenten sighed, "And have you found anything out of the ordinary?" she asked sarcastically.
Neji had the grace to look a bit ashamed, "No," he admitted reluctantly, "aside from some chakra spikes every now and again, there's nothing wrong that I can see."
Tenten made a sweeping gesture with her hands as if to say 'you see' and turned to her breakfast again. She was feeling much better today, but Neji simply refused to accept her word f
The Panda Princess - NejiTen Day*~The Panda Princess~*The Panda Princess - NejiTen Day3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Lady Tsunade stared at them with bloodshot amber eyes, seeming absolutely exhausted even though it was barely ten in the morning. "I know that one of you is a jounin and the other two are chuunin, but..." She hesitated, fiddling with the files in front of her, making sure all edges aligned perfectly with each other as well as the sides of the desk before she looked up again. "I'm giving you a D-rank mission today."
Tenten fought back an impulse to twitch. D-rank? She searched her memory, flipping through her team's last few missions in an attempt to remember if any of them had done anything unforgivably horrible. Lee, of course, had been Lee: wildly loud and enthusiastic and himself; Gai, as always, an older version of Lee (or perhaps Lee was, instead, a younger version of Gai?); Neji his unflappable self: strong, silent, with that one vein in his forehead occasionally protruding from suppressed irritation
It's for CharityIt's for CharityIt's for Charity3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Absolutely not." Neji Hyuga stood in the dimly lit living room, utterly livid as he stared past his girlfriend. She looked up at him, brown eyes shimmering, her lower lip protruding slightly as she tried to get his attention with her ever successful puppy pout.
"Oh c'mon, Neji," Tenten sighed exasperatedly as she saw that he was not breaking his very fixated gaze on the fascinating wall sconce behind her. "It's not like they'll mean anything!" she yelled. He blinked, continuing to stare blankly into space. She threw her arms up in the air and stormed over to the dining room table to clean up the remnants of their unfinished dinner. Banging cutlery and hastily stacking plates, she stormed into the kitchen and slammed the dishes into the sink, not really caring whether or not she broke any. Neji watched her with careful eyes as she came back into the living room and grabbed her half empty wine glass from the table and turned to him, swirling the red liquid around slight
Bite me."BITE ME!" She screamed at him, her arms shaking in anger at him.Bite me.4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He gave her a grin, sliding his hands into his pockets as he walked over her. Leaning forward he whispered in her ear and her face flushed at the heat of his breath on her skin.
The Orange Fox And The RobinUzumaki Sleepovers Part 1The Orange Fox And The Robin3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Naruto grinned as he placed the last box down onto the floor. His shadow clones were already unpacking and placing things were they were supposed to go. There was just so much space in his new apartment, just what was he going to do with it all? Well, the first thing was to have someone visit him, of course!
Maybe it should be a certain raven-haired girl? Naruto’s mind began to wander to steamier actions, but he shook them off. After wiping a finger underneath his nose, he realized that sort of thing should happen later. Maybe a party? That could be fun! Maybe even his newfound cousin would come and—OH!
Naruto’s eyes widened as he was hit with a brilliant idea! That’d certainly be a great icebreaker for them! He raised his hands into a familiar sign, one more clone appearing.
Karin, at that moment, had been out buying groceries. Then she felt a warm chakra tailing her. She paused, turning her head as the signature approached her.
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
TFATH QuestioningThe Red Fox And The Hound: QuestioningTFATH Questioning4 years ago in Romance More Like This
The last rays of the sun were attempting to linger in the sky, as night seemed to be surrounding them. Watching the daylight fade before him, Kiba Inuzaka sat beside a picnic basket in his white trunks. His ears twitch at the sound of feet approaching him.
"You all right, fang-face?" His companion asked him gently, calling him by his nickname. He looked back at her, her arms crossed at him. Even in the dim light, though, he can tell she's sincerely worried about him. She's still wearing her yellow bikini and sandals, as if they were going to go for another swim.
"I'm alright, Karui," He responds, looking back out at the sea A couple more steps and she's sitting beside him, leaning her head on his shoulder. Her red hair tickles his neck. His hand finds her and they lock with one another.
"Really? Because I can sense when you're lying you know. I'm from the Cloud." He didn't move but smiled.
"How can you do that?"
"It's something Cloud Genin
Correspondence-- NejiTen MonthApril 14thCorrespondence-- NejiTen Month3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My utmost apologies for troubling you, but it appears you've been assigned a difficult mission. I am taking this time to remind you of our training. I have all of my faith in the fact you'll succeed, but you tend to let your guard down on your right side. Make sure to be aware of that. It wouldn't be beneficial to the team if something were to happen. Please excuse me, though, for speaking so forwardly. We all await your return.
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I'm on my way back to Konoha as I write this. Your reminder about my dropped guard really helped on the mission. We were able to complete the mission sooner than we expected. I really appreciate the time you put into sparring with me. Thank you. I also want to say how much your note meant to me as well. We'll be back in a month—give or take the weather. Wishing to be home...
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I've noticed yo
MomentsMomentsMoments3 years ago in Romance More Like This
They told her the next day.
He's dead, they said. So sorry, they said.
He died protecting Hinata and Naruto.
He died honorably.)
Tenten doesn't know if she should cry or be happy. She knows Neji has always wanted this- the freedom of being able to choose when he dies, even though he'd given up his whole 'can't change your fate, sorry' attitude a long time ago. She should be happy for him.
But she's not. It doesn't matter that he died with a smile on his face, that he finally found peace, that he's free now.
For now, she just wants to be selfish.
Tenten doesn't cry. She feels the tears slip down her cheeks but she doesn't cry. She feels numb, freezing hot and burning cold and so numb like a thousand of her precious weapons have pierced her through and through, leaving her gasping and bleeding like he was.
They let her see the body, and something in her dies when she sees his smooth, blank forehead, where his juinjutsu used to be.
His eyes are clo
Birthday Presents NejiTen"So Neji" The young white eyed man looked over at his female teammate, stretched out on the grass beside him. They were on break from training, but while Tenten looked like a cat lounging in the warm summer sun Neji still had his propriety and sat in his meditation pose.Birthday Presents NejiTen3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Yes Tenten?" He hated saying that phrase, because her reply usually got him into trouble. She smirked at him, not a good sign.
"Anything you want for your birthday?" Neji was surprised to see it was an innocent question like that.
"There's nothing in particular that I want. Don't worry yourself with it." He said apathetically, closing his eyes, signaling that he wished to meditate. Usually Tenten accepted that this was the end of the conversation, but today she was particularly stubborn. Getting up, the kunoichi sat right in front of Neji, staring at him until he finally opened his eyes as if to say 'what?'.
"There has to be something you want, it's your 18th birthday!" Tenten said, looking right into his pupiless eye
Too Late - Spoiler for 614It happened so fast, that not even Tenten could see it. This war had been dangerous, picking off shinobi like they were sitting ducks, but still the weapons mistress fought back with every drop of energy. She heard a commotion with Naruto and Hinata, but ignored it and focused on dodging the very thing that could end her life. Her chest clenched as she spotted a bird flying freely, only to be impaled in the chest by a wooden spear. There was something wrong; Tenten knew that but kept fighting.Too Late - Spoiler for 6143 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lee who was fighting beside her turned to see what was going on, his face going stone cold for the first time in two and a half years. There were only two times when Tenten saw Lee going cold like that, and it was when Tsunade announced that she can perform the surgery but there was a chance that he wouldn't make it. The second time was when Neji was fighting for his life, after attempting to save Sasuke.
"Tenten…" He managed to whisper, the dread in its tone caught Tenten off guard, follow
Name - NejiXTenten One-shot"Is a name what makes a person?"Name - NejiXTenten One-shot3 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
TFATH 15 (End)TFATH 15 (End)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
What A Beautiful Night For The Fox And The Hound
The Kumo-nin cursed under her breath as Hinata gave out a bouncy called: “Naruto-kun! I’d like you to meet my friend Karui!” The look of fear that crossed his face would have been priceless to her when he arrived at the table, if it wasn’t for the sudden chill that happened to be emitting from her friend’s eyes.
“What’s wrong, Naruto-kun?” Karui knew why he was hesitating as he approached the table. First, it was because he most likely hadn’t expected to see her again, especially so soon. Second, and most importantly, it probably had something to do with the gentle and deadly glare his date was giving. Judging by his look of panic between the two women, he had encountered a look like Hinata’s multiply times.
So for a moment, the two foxes caught each other’s eyes. The Red Fox wore an uneasy and apologetic smile, while the Orange Fox had a worried grin stretch
NejiTen Request Drabble: Kiss and Make UpTitle: Kiss and Make UpNejiTen Request Drabble: Kiss and Make Up3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Summary: First kisses are usually thought of as romantic, but that doesn't mean they always have to be. Takes place when Neji and Tenten are both six and at the Academy.
“Now isn’t there something you want to say?” Iruka prompted, gently nudging Tenten forward.
The six year old folded her arms and shot a glare at the small boy only a few feet away from her. Neji was glaring back, his white eyes now further emphasized by a large black mark directly under his right one. Tenten didn’t even bother hiding a smug grin at her handy work.
“No.” Tenten said promptly, stomping her foot slightly as Iruka sighed deeply. The other teacher, a new woman she didn’t know well, mirrored Iruka’s body language as she stood by Neji.
“Come on, Tenten, you don’t want to hurt your classmates, do you? I know you’re mad…” the woman started only for Tenten to narrow her eye’s further and point
World of Dream 6World of DreamsWorld of Dream 64 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Damn it!" TenTen growled as her keys clattered to the floor, slipping out of her hand before she'd successfully gotten them into the lock. Annoying as this was, it was made worse by the fact that her arms were full of bags of groceries, and bending down to reach them would crush her bread. She could bend down at her knees, but would she be able to get the keys without putting the groceries on the floor and opening up a way for a mouse or other foul creature to get into her apartment?
She was trying very hard to get all those things out, complicated by the fact that she wasn't sure whether or not she was supposed to touch chemicals and she was playing on the safe side for now. The last thing she needed was more of the buggers sneaking into her apartment.
Putting more weight on her right leg and trying to balance the groceries on the other as she bent into the best crouch she could manage, and most definitely not thinking about h
Just As You Are“What are you doing?”Just As You Are2 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
ShinseiShe sat outside the Hyuga Complex on an old rocking chair, feet crossed beneath her billowy robes. In her arms she clutched a babe of one month, his eyes staring up at her with intelligent curiosity. A clump of dark strands surrounded the babe's head like seaweed on miso, but a fleck of light that peeked through a gap in the wooden beams hinted that his hair would not follow that of the Hyugas', but of the lighter browns that favoured his mother's predecessors.Shinsei3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tenten smiled down at her son, her gaze softening as she looked him in the eyes. Like his father's, his irises reminded her of opals; containing a myriad of colours from milky purples to blueish green hues. But unlike his father, Shinsei's eyes were a slight duskier.
Shinsei. Shinsei Hyuga.
A new birth. A rebirth.
Her eyes prickled, her lids swiftly filling up with salty liquid. She tried to blink them back but they fell down nevertheless.
A drop fell onto Shinsei's nose, followed by another two.
He chortled at the sensation, hi
The Game of Life Why did I have to come here?The Game of Life4 years ago in Romance More Like This
The thought remaining in the Hyuuga's mind kept replaying over and over, as he questioned himself once more. It was pointless, his Uncle Hiashi had told him it would be good for him, never the less his cousin had gotten a date and was asked to take her there.
He leaned against the table gently, a blank expression on his face as he stared at his younger cousin dancing with who must have been her date. He couldn't tell who any of these people were, even for being classmates of him, they all had masks on. Taking another sip of his punch in disinterest he sighed slightly. Some of his classmates he hung out with had no clue he was there, but he was sure if he took one step on the dance floor, to where their pestering eyes could find the dark haired man, and never the less recognize him, they'd be sure to start bugging him with something stupid.
It wasn't until he heard a voice speak up that he realized he wasn't alone over in the dark corner at the ignor
The Set Up“Are you two dating?” the blond kunoichi suddenly asked the weapons mistress as she and her white-eyed sparring partner sat down across from her in the large room of the crowded restaurant where their group of friends had agreed to meet up for their monthly lunch.The Set Up6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
“No,” Tenten quickly, but calmly, replied.
She hoped her quickness did not come off the wrong way, but the sudden question had caught her by surprise and she had not given herself time to think. It was probably a good thing, however, since she was certain it would have stung a lot more than it already did, if the response had come from him and not her.
“We're not,” she turned to Neji as he slowly nodded his agreement, while he helped the bun-haired kunoichi into her seat before taking the chair directly next to her.
“Really?” Ino sighed deeply. “That's a shame,” she added, looking back and forth between the two teammates. “You two look good together
The Husky And The HoundSurprisesThe Husky And The Hound4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Should we really be attempting this? You know how she gets as well as I do, Hana."
Kiba Inuzuka eyed his elder sister carefully, as he rested his back against the counter. The kunoichi paid him no mind, clicking on the oven light.
"How many times do I have to tell you, brat, not to worry?" Kiba was about to snap at her for calling him a brathe was 30 years old for Kami's sakewhen the women whom they had been speaking about entered the room.
Both siblings froze at the sight of her still, despite the fact that they were the Alphas of the clan. Though, at the moment it most likely had to do with the bemused and knowing smile that they had come to fear overtime.
"Worry about what?" Tsume asked her children, eyes flickering from the youngest to the eldest. Kiba reacted all too quickly, uncurling his body when it straightened out and he instinctually put his hands into his pockets. For the second his mother's orbs linger on him, Hana mouthed "Idiot!" with scowl
BreakingPairing: NejiTenBreaking3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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