Two Halves Chapter 18It started off as a small shift, just enough to make you plant your feet and wonder what was going on.
Hinata? Naruto questioned, heading towards her.
He had almost reached her when the snow really started to move. The entire sheet of snow they were standing on started to slide off the face of the mountain. Naruto reached out and grabbed Hinatas hand as they began to fall. She screamed and pushed her way up against the snow.
Push out! Push out! Sora yelled, as she turned herself so that she was parallel to the cascading waterfall of snow. She bent her knees and pushed off, sending herself sailing off into the open air. Twisting around, Naruto grabbed Hinata around the waist and they pushed off as well, shooting out away from the mountain. They watched in awe as a third of the mountain slid away.
The snows still going to be moving when we land! Try to stay on top as best you can! Use chakra! Sora yelled as loud as could over the howling w
Two Halves Ch. 12Naruto had never had a hard time telling Sakura that he liked her. It had always been easy to proclaim his feelings. He had told her hundreds of times that he liked her, asked her out on dozens of dates and tried everything he could think of to get her.Two Halves Ch. 12 in General Fiction More Like This
This was why it bugged the hell out of him that he didn't seem to be able to do any of that with Hinata.
They were sitting in a familiar position, side by side in front of the fire, leaning back against the couch with their books spread out around them. They had sat just like this dozens of times before, studying the books that Sora gave them. Everything was just the way it always was: Hinata's pot of tea sat next to her hip, while he was surrounded by empty ramen cups. She was reading a thick book on the theory of the echoes she was able to see, while he was reading accounts of some of the most famous of the West's gang wars.
He looked up at the clock on the wall. In fifteen minutes, Hinata would get up to get more tea and offer to get
Two Halves Chapter 13"We leave in exactly one month and there are holes we need to fill before we go," Sora said, scooping up another bite of chocolate chip pancakes.Two Halves Chapter 13 in General Fiction More Like This
"Holes?" Naruto asked with his mouth full.
"In your education," Sora said mouth also full. "There are a few parts we simply haven't gotten to yet that we should probably cover."
"Like what?" Hinata asked.
"Like teaching you how to summon. It's a handy still to have, but with all the work you've been doing on genjutsu, I just haven't gotten around to it."
"I'm going to learn how to summon?" Hinata asked. "Summon what?"
"Ah now you see herein lies the issue. You have a choice, whereas normally you would just summon what your line would. However, Yasu and I have rather confusing lineages anyway, so you can just choose without too much hassle."
"But if you summon in lines, why didn't Kakashi-sensei learn how to summon frogs?"
"Because deep down, your father knew that Kakashi-no-baka was an idiot and not to be trusted with such things."
"So then w
Two Halves: Chapter 14Sora turned around and looked at the voice behind her.Two Halves: Chapter 14 in General Fiction More Like This
Shit, shit, shit, shit.
There was a man and a woman; both dressed in gathered black pants and open jackets. She wore the traditional midriff baring blouse, while he was bare-chested. Their skin was dark creamy color and they possessed a highly muscular build. Around both of their waists were blood red sashes.
There was no way you could mistake them, which was probably why most of the bar was starting to clear out.
Kaze warriors. A partnered pair most likely. After years of avoiding them, she had run smack into a pair the day she came back. Couldn't fate cut her a break once in a while.
She pointed at herself. "Me?" she asked in as innocent of a voice as she could muster.
The women sneered, twisting full lips. "We've waited years for you to venture back into our territory and here you are. We're not about to let you go, Sora."
She tilted her head to the side and tried to look stupid. "I'm sorry, I am Sora, but I don't
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Sora had finally decided to take the two of them off the mountain, even if it wasnt to civilization.
Ive got to make sure both of you can spin properly before I hand you over to Nori. So were going to go diving.
Diving? Hinata had questioned.
Mmmhmm. I know a great place we can practice diving so that yall can get the hang of spinning around.
But its October!
Sora shrugged. So youll have to use chakra to keep yourselves warm. Its good training.
It was decided that Naruto would be able to get by in his boxer shorts, but Hinata was not about to go swimming in her underwear. She was wholly unconvinced that swimming was a g
Two Halves Ch. 11Naruto was out of the door like a shot, running as fast as he could after Hinata.Two Halves Ch. 11 in General Fiction More Like This
"Hina-chan, hey, wait!" he yelled, but she didn't slow down. If anything she seemed to run faster. "Damn it!" he muttered and tried to run faster.
All Hinata could think about was that she wanted to get away. Away from him, away from Sora, away from being not enough. Her tears sparkled down her cheeks. She felt as stupid and useless as her days back in Leaf.
He didn't trust her. He didn't really think she was worthy of being his partner.
She had to get away, somewhere far away. Somewhere where she could sit down and cry until everything was washed out of her. Then she would be able accept the fact that she was so...useless.
And then, of all the things that could have occurred to her, her worst nightmare happened. Hinata tripped. Her feet went flying out from under her and she tumbled back and to the side to land with a loud splat on her butt in one of the rice patties. She was stuck almost to her elbows i
Two Halves Chapter 21Everything seemed to fall apart once they made it back to Sora's house. They lay Nori's body in one of the side rooms while Yasu bawled and a newly awakened Miki screamed. Hinata took it upon herself to calm the girl, as Yasu seemed to be in no condition to do so. They spent hours together, Hinata holding the small girl as she cried. Miki was just old enough to understand what was going on. Her father had left forever, and her mother was too caught up in her own grief to comfort her. Hinata had remembered what it was like when her own mother had died, and would not let the girl out of her sight, hoping to give some comfort to the child, and maybe find some comfort herself.Two Halves Chapter 21 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sora shut herself in her room and didn't come out for five days. She locked the door and wouldn't talk to anyone, saying she needed time to recover her chakra, but refusing to eat the food Hinata left for her outside the door. Naruto and Hinata stood in the kitchen and talked in hushed tones about what could possibly
Two Halves Chapter 8"NANI!" Naruto yelled before rushing over to bang on the door. He could hear Sora laughing outside the door.Two Halves Chapter 8 in General Fiction More Like This
"I suggest just working on getting a conversation going and then talking about committing yourself to a partnership," she giggled.
"What the hell! You said this was an exercise to help us decide whether or not we would make good partners!"
"This is it. It's my special 'locking-the-two-of-you-in-a-room-together- and-forcing-you-to-talk-it-out' method. Have fun!" There were a few more giggles and then he could hear Yasu and Sora walking away.
"Why you little...!!!" Naruto's scream could be heard all over the house.
"Would you like to play some poker?" Sora asked Yasu.
"Like I would be stupid enough to play poker with you."
The sound of their voices faded away. Slowly, Naruto turned to look back at Hinata. She was standing in the center of the room looking shocked.
His face scrunched up and he started trying to force the door open again. "Damn it!" he yelled. "They must have put so
Two Halves Chapter 6Naruto was suddenly woken up, just like every single morning for the past three months, by music. Loud techno music with a strong, pulsing beat that shook the floor could be heard all over the place. He could also hear the lead singer blaring out lyrics about love and broken hearts and, only slightly softer, he could hear Sora singing along.Two Halves Chapter 6 in General Fiction More Like This
He rolled over to stare bleary-eyed at the clock. Six thirty am. He groaned and buried his face in the pillow. They had been up until one the night before, while he tried to get a hold of some stupid chakra weaving thing that was on the scroll. It was skill number 60, but they had only completed about 40. Three months and he was only less than halfway done. He had thought that he would be finished by now. But the tasks had gotten surprisingly harder. The floor cleaning exercise was piece of cake compared to what she was having them do now.
On top of that, she had hauled them into the library one day and informed them that they were to begin school
Two Halves chapter 16The numbers of the Kaze may have been depleted in Sora's mind, but in Naruto and Hinata's there were still plenty of them. The members lined the wall around the courtyard, sat on the edges of balconies, and stood in groups on top of the wall. Everyone was wearing either black or white, even the women who had opted to wear a saree or lanagha instead of their Kaze uniforms. They looked strange and foreign, reminding the pair just how far away from home they were. Red sashes blazed and heavy gold jewelry glittered.Two Halves chapter 16 in General Fiction More Like This
But nothing flashed more than their eyes.
Naruto looked around, stunned. Somehow they had managed to plop themselves down into the middle of a clan-wide identity crisis. Everyone had realized that this fight was important; more so than if it had really just been about Sora's intentions while away or whether she had always meant to return. The reputation of the clan was at stake. Here were two fighters who had been trained by a woman who left the clan before the coup. They were
Two Halves Chapter 19aSora caught up with Shiraku in the next trough of snow. She jumped over the crest of the hill just as he shot a bolt of lightning towards her side. Sora dodged it by twisting in the air and landing on the ground a few feet away.Two Halves Chapter 19a in Fan Fiction More Like This
She threw up an earth barrier as soon as she landed, preventing him from landing his next strike. He was using the lightning whips again, pounding against her wall. She had two choices; try and dodge the lightning and get in to attack him close range, or stay out of the range of the lightning bolts and try to attack him with long range jutsus.
The better choice was almost always the one the enemy wouldnt expect. She could hear the sound of the wall cracking around her as the lightning started to tear down her defenses. She had to work fast.
Carefully, she began to gather chakra on the palms of her hands and feet, focusing to spread it over her upper arms and calves. Then she compacted the chakra as tightly as she could, creating a fabric of tiny interconn
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Sakura raced through the village streets with all possible haste towards the entrance to town; she had a mission and she did not want to be late. Especially this time. This was another of her special missions, a mission with her friends as the objective. I lost Sasuke, there's no way I'm losing Naruto and Hinata too, not to Akatsuki, not to the Hyugaa. The thoughts of her friends created a feeling in her that she was not familiar with. She'd begun to feel it after she'd decided to help Naruto go after Sasuke; it was a sort of protectiveness, a protectiveness of her friends, family, her village. I wonder if this is how Naruto feels all the time, he never even hesitates to throw himself in harms way to save his friends.
Memories from one of her past missions with Naruto came back to haunt her.
"Sakura watch out!" Naruto's voice called to her, his eye
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"Well that's enough of Naruto's secrets we've shared tonight, there is likely going to be more Hyugaa patrols sent out when this one fails to report in, so we'd better get some sleep because we're going to have to move come morning." Kakashi stated matter-of-factly before heading off to gather Naruto and Hinata and bring them into the cave where they would all sleep.
It wasn't long before they all drifted off to sleep excluding Kakashi who volunteered to stay up to keep a watch on the prisoners.
Several hours later
A loud shriek woke the four sleeping shinobi from their peaceful slumber, Sakura re-entered reality and opened her eyes to find the area bathed in brightly glowing lavender light. She found herself blinded by the intensity of the light but she could vaguely make out Kakashi standing shielding his eyes near what seemed to be the source of the light. She squinted trying
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"Anyway", Naruto continued, his tone loosing its enthusiasm, sounding quite grave, "from the looks of that, the group we took out was a scouting party, and Hinata got some information out of a sealed scroll but from what we found out… things aren't looking good." The group sat silently waiting for him to give them the bad news. "We're going to be invaded, and not just by sound, they've allied themselves with our old enemies, the cloud and the rock villages. The attack will take place before the end of the month."
Everyone of the shinobi their with the exception of Hinata and Naruto looked pale as ghosts. They'd all experience some form of war over the years, all of them had at the chunin exams when sound had first tried to destroy Konoha, not to mention that Kakashi had even fought during the tail end of the Great War. The fact that there was an impending invasion that
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He wasn't sure what had come over him, why he'd suddenly felt the need to kiss the young Kunoichi lying beside him, all he knew was he was in heaven. Naruto did his best not to moan and to control the hot feeling he felt in his loins, as Hinata's tender wet lips brushed his. It felt great and it took all his will power to keep himself from revealing that he was no longer asleep.
Why does this feel so good? But more then that it feels…right, as long as I know its Hinata, it feels right.
He kissed her again with everything he had, while still making the movements that would make him appear to be asleep. He wanted nothing more then to open his eyes and look into her beautiful eyes, but if that happened now it would be very awkward for the both of them.
First off he would have to explain why he hadn't bothered to stop her, it was fairly obvious but he wasn't ready to reveal it to H
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Hinata woke with a start, Naruto's name half escaping her lips before realizing her surroundings, she lay in bed her warm covers wrapped around her, she was wearing only her still damp bra and panties; her hoody and pants were hung on the wall to dry. She looked to the door noticing it was locked, exactly as she had left it, no one had been in she knew. It wouldn't be a difficult thing for any of the Hyugaa shinobi to pick the lock and enter, but it would prove very challenging to leave and lock it again from the inside, that left only…Naruto. Hinata lay back against her pillow, her cheeks adopting the pink red shade they always did when she thought of Naruto. She knew that the only reason Naruto had removed her cloths was out of worry for her, Naruto wouldn't invade her privacy, he'd proven that already; he truly genuinely cared for her. She looked out her window and knew she hadn't been asleep more t
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Hinata's body trembled and her heart raced as she felt Naruto's lips against hers, felt the warmth of his body and she pressed herself against him as her strength returned. Her mind worked circles around itself trying to comprehend what was happening, while her body reacted the way it had wanted to for so long, snuggling in as close to him as was physically possible, closing her eyes as she returned his kiss passionately, giving herself to him.
After a few seconds they broke apart leaving the other blushing profusely. It had only been a few seconds, but to Hinata it had been an eternity, what she had wished for, for so long, what she had dreamt about, had come true…Naruto, the one she loved had kissed her.
They both stood faces red staring at the ground neither able to come up with anything to say after the tender moment they had both shared. Naruto spoke first breaking the silence, "Umm… I – shouldn't you get back
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"My apologies, I did not know that you had not been informed. Your father has arranged for your marriage to the head of the Dangtetzku family. You are to be married Hinata-samma."
The words hit her harder then any physical blow ever could, or ever would. She was to be married to some guy she didn't even know!? But Naruto already proposed! I'm his fiancé! This can't be happening, this cannot be happening!
"Hinata-samma?" the messenger's voice brought her out of her trance to face cold hard reality.
"W-when w-was t-t-this decided?" she asked already dreading the answer.
"To the best of my knowledge your father has been setting this up for some time, my apologies for demanding your return, I was unaware that you were uninformed regarding this situation. However we must hurry back to Hiashi-samma; your father will be expecting you back shortly."
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The head of Naruto Uzumaki throbbed painfully behind his eyes, a fact he was reminded of by every, bump in the road, every small, insignificant pebble was at current, his enemy.
"Gah! Dammit why the hell does road have to be so dam bumpy!" he blurted finally fed up, and immediately regretted the outburst as the pain he felt behind his yes doubled. It felt like someone was poking hot needles into the backs of his eyes and he doubled over in agony, gritting his teeth, refusing to let out even the smallest cream.
As the pain receded he felt a pair of familiar arms gently warp themselves around him hugging him in close. "This is probably natural for all members of our clan, when they develop their kekkai genkai they must go through the same thing. If it makes you feel any better love, the more pain you feel means that chances are the stronger your ability wit
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The lean muscular figure leaped through the trees, his clothing drenched from the heavy downpour that assaulted the land of fire. The gusts of wind and the mighty deluge assaulted him from every conceivable angle, but through it all the blond blue eyed teen only smiled.
It had been three long, long years, made to seem all the longer from the excruciating training his perverted sensei, the toad sage, had put him through. The young mans smile faltered slightly at thoughts of his painful training. However as quickly as it had appeared it was replaced with an even bigger grin; the training may have been difficult, but he had to admit he was stronger now then he would have thought possible.
Unfortunately… no thoughts of strength could rid him of the memories of Ero-sannin's "investigations", or his Itcha Itcha series.
The young blond's thoughts were interrupted before they could
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A joyous tremble coursed through Hinata's body as her mind made sense of the blond ninja's words. He'd asked her to marry him, her most pleasant dream becoming reality before her eyes. She felt the blood rush to her head and her balance start to go; she may have gotten past the habit of feinting, but this was just too much. She watched as the floor began moving toward her but she didn't notice, all her focus was on managing to reply, "YES". Before slipping unconscious she felt Naruto's strong arms around her; one thought occupying her mind, I'm going to marry him, I'm going to be with him forever…
Tsunade burst into the room just in time to see a certain indigo haired Hyugaa collapse into the arms of another, strangely dressed, shinobi. "Naruto what did you do now!" she roared at the orange and black clad ninja. Although Naruto had come to realize Hinata's feelings
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Okay now that I have your attention, this fan fiction may be the prologue, but it has prequels. To understand the story and some of the OC in it, you must read those prequels. These are written by me and my co-writer/friend Kamikashi-chan, the link can be found in my artist comment. Thank you ^^. If you have already read the prequels then please enjoy Father.
06-11 (6th Year of Godaime Hokages rule)
Naruto was lying in bed, Hinata in his arms. The morning had just arrived. Naruto was awake, but not in the mood to stand up. Hinata turned around and gazed into his eyes. Morning, Hina-chan, Naruto said softly and kissed her. How do you feel? he asked after that, with concern in his voice.
Hinata hadnt felt fine the last few days. She had thrown up several times yesterday, though her temperature was normal.
Better than y
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Naruto was walking around in the forest of Konoha. His hands in his pockets and his eyes were focused on the ground. The one thing that was on his mind was Sasuke. Sasuke and the fact that he didnt returned to the village after killing Orochimaru.
Stupid Sasuke, he thought, you think your high and mighty. Wait until you see how much I improved since the last time we met. I will kick your butt so hard that you will beg for mercy.
But even thinking things like that, didnt make him feel better. He knew very well that he had a long way to go until he was strong enough to do something like that. Naruto stopped walking and looked around to see where he was. It was the place where team 7 passed Kakashis test. Somebody was standing behind one of the wooden pillars. Forgetting everything about Sasuke, Naruto walked up to the person. It was none other than Hinata.
Hey Hinata, a voice, that Hinata knew
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A disguised ninja was walking on the road. From far away he saw the gate of Konoha. A frog was sitting on his shoulder. The ninja stopped and got off the road. It has been so long, the shinobi said. Eight years to be exact. Almost eight years, over three days it will be eight years. And that exact day they planned the invasion, what a coincidence, the frog said. Not really. Lets find a hiding place. You find a hiding place, Im going home. Whatever; but tell your father I need his help within three days, after that he can get his sake. Right, see ya. The frog disappeared with a loud poof.
Keiji lay down on the pillow. I heard you got some trouble with those bullies again, a girl said looking over the edge of the bed at Keiji. Keiji nodded, yeah. He turned to his side. One day, they
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In the evening two days after he woke up, Naruto was allowed to go home. He had covered his tail under his shirt and wore a hat to cover his ears. But walking around in the village made him feel a bit uncomfortable. He saw their eyes, still filled with hatred and disgust, even more than before. Some of them ran away, others just stood there, looking at him with fear as if he was about to attack them. Not believing he was back and still a human.
But Naruto ignored those eyes. He was looking for Hinata; she hadnt been in the hospital since he woke up. Naruto had searched all over in Konoha; the only place where he hasnt been yet, was the Hyuga residence. He wanted to go there, but was hungry and went to Ichiraku first. Hello, old man, he said, while entering. Hey, Naruto. I havent seen you in a while. I already wondered when you would come again, Teuchi said.
Naruto smiled a bit and sat down. The usual, I guess
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Hyuga Hinata, youll go with me, the cloud ninja said.
No, Hinata whispered terrified.
Naruto looked over his shoulder to Hinata. She was about to cry from fear. He looked back at the enemy. Why do you want her? he shouted angrily. We just want the secret of the Byakugan and she is the weakest one of her clan, the cloud answered sinfully. Hinata fell on her knees, crying in silence.
Not again, she thought, Why are they always after me?
Naruto dashed to the Cloud nin and wanted to hit him in the face, but the Cloud ninja blocked it easily. He punched back, but Naruto was also able to block it. Quickly he made some signs. Kage-bunshin-no-jutsu! he said. The shadow doppelganger helped him with the Rasengan. A ball of light blue chakra was in Narutos hand. The Cloud ninja jumped a few meters backwards and looked confused at the chakra in Narut
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Hinata was on her way home. She had just returned from a mission and was hungry. Wondering what she would get for dinner, she slowly walked alone. Because she wasnt paying much attention where she was walking, she bumped into someone and the person and she fell to the ground.
I-Im sorry, Hinata said and looked at the person. It was a girl about her age. No big deal, the girl said and stood up. Hinata did the same. Wait a minute Hinata is that you? the girl said looking surprised. Uhm yes, but who are you? You dont remember me? Hinata watched the girl, trying to remember who she was. U-Utai! The girl smiled, long time no see. Since when are you back, Hinata asked curious. Just this morning. I was looking around somewhat. Some things really have changed, since the last time. Hinata grinned, the last time was about ten years
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We have to take him to the hospital and quick, or else he might die, Sakura said.
A shockwave hit the six ninja as they were looking to their sick friend. Hinata, who already thought so, was scared. Now that Sakura said it, it sounded so definite.
Right, Lee, you bring him, Shikamaru said, calm again. The group stared to him. Take those weights of and go, dont stand around, Shikamaru said. Lee nodded and dropped the weights. He picked up Naruto and laid him on his back. Bring him to Tsunade immediately, Sakura said strict. After that Lee dashed off with his enormous speed.
Sakura helped Hinata standing up. Lets go, Sakura said. Everybody nodded and they started to run back to the city, though not as fast as Lee. Sakura looked at Hinata, who was beside her, she looked terrified and worried. Sakura hoped Naruto would survive, but something was going on with him. Something she didn
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After a thirty minutes break the two shinobi walked back to the battle field. Not saying a word to each other.
Kiba looked at Mitsuki and Naruto. The two of them were facing each other, both a smile on their face.
The monster came far, but he wont be able to defeat that girl, Kiba heard someone saying behind him. Kiba looked at Hinata, she had her eyes closed and looked annoyed after hearing the exact same thing Kiba heard. Sakura, who was sitting next to Hinata on the other side, laid a hand on Hinatas shoulder. Ignore it, Hinata, she said softly. I know I have to ignore it, but its I I dont understand why they thinking of him that way.
I wonder who will win. Ino said she was sitting next to Sakura. Thats unpredictable. Both Mitsuki and Naruto are strong, as you have seen, so lets just watch it and find out,
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Hinata was worried. Naruto hadnt visited her yesterday. Now she knew he had said it could happen, he wouldnt come after 8 PM, so that was not the whole reason she was worried. What worried her was that he hadnt come yet today, while he had said it would be the first thing in the morning he would do. Right now it was already past noon and she, her sister, father and cousin were eating their lunch.
Hanabi was quickly finished and got permission to leave. Hinata took long, because she was somewhere else with her thoughts.
I take it he hasnt come yet, Hiashi said and looked at his oldest daughter. The girl only gave a small nod. Who? Neji asked. N-Naruto-kun. He had stopped by everyday to give a report on his progress searching for the shy girl trailed of. Neji blinked a few times and gave his cousin a teasing look, but stopped with that when he saw her worried face. I see. Hinata-sama, this wouldn
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12 12 (14th year of Godaimes rule)
It was five to eight in the morning. Naruto was impatiently leaning against the wall with folded arms, drumming his fingers. Hinata was sitting in a chair in a state she would start crying in a moment. When the hands of the clock made everyone clear it was eight the door opened and an annoyed looking Hiashi came in, being pushed by Neji. Naruto glanced over to them.
Wheres Keiji? the blonde asked. Hes with Tenten, Naruto, Neji answered as he closed the door. What? Youre not even allowing him to go to school? Naruto asked the Hyuga leader. Like it is of any use, Hiashi replied. Naruto let out a growl and made a Kage Bunshin which he sent to the academy. Tsunade then slammed her hands on her desk out of nowhere. Hiashi, you do realise what you did can make you end up in jail!? In fact I did no
Apart Chapter 7: The MissionSlow, soft tendrils of light were snaking across the sky as Hinata approached the gate leading out of the city, her head lowered. She shivered slightly, in spite of the fluffy warm hoodie that covered her body. The air was the warm morning air of late spring, early summer, and a few cherry blossoms drifted around her in the light breeze. Her arm flashed out and caught one as it fluttered airily to the ground. Slowly, Hinata squeezed it, forcing chakra into it, until finally, she unclenched her hand and let the remaining dust and pollen sift away, dancing on the breeze.Apart Chapter 7: The Mission in General Fiction More Like This
Sakura. Stupid Sakura, stupid blossoms, stupid damn damn DAMN! She screamed inside her head.
Stop it, Hinata, she thought, this isn't like you. They're teammates. You've been in both Shino and Kiba's rooms, and nothing of the sort happened…
Much to the chagrin of Kiba, her angry self fired back. That… that perverted dog…
Hinata simply shook her head, squeezing her eyes tightly shut.
Stop it. Stop it. I'm not like this. I
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The word rippled across Hinata's mind as her thoughts wandered, her naked body quickly numbing under the pouring waterfall.
What was respect? she thought. She had gained it from her sister, she had gained it from Neji, of all people, but not her father, and not Naruto. At least, not to her knowledge. He acknowledged her existence, acknowledged she was strong, but… respect? As a person?
"I don't know…"
A memory flashed through her head as she muttered silently.
"Neji," she had said, "May… May I ask you a favor?"
Neji turned, and it struck her just how much he disliked her. His eyes, calm and pale, just as hers, roared in anger. He wanted to say no. He wanted to slap her across the face and ask why someone so worthless would want him to do her a favor, why he was subject to someone so… so much weaker than himself.
"Of course, Hinata-sama," he replied, bowing his head. The way he said sama, it was as if he was spitting it, just trying to get the bitter taste from his mou
Apart Chapter 4: The Date"Hello Hinata," the old man said with a wrinkly smile, "You just want the usual?"Apart Chapter 4: The Date in General Fiction More Like This
Hinata nodded, and sat down next to Naruto, who was shoveling down ramen as fast as he could. Finally, he slowed, and with ramen hanging out of his mouth, looked over and saw the girl sitting next to him.
"Hinata!" he said, or at least, attempted to say, choking a bit on his ramen. Hinata blushed slightly, but decided it was time to stop running. Carpe Diem, she thought, just go with it, and show no fear.
Full of determination, Hinata said, "I'll have a bowl of whatever Naruto-kun is having today." The old man smiled, and winked at her in a kind way.
"Coming right up."
Naruto pounded on his chest, coughed a few times, and turned to face HInata. "I had no idea you ate here! I've never seen you in here before!"
Hinata smiled cutely. "I love this place, I eat here all the time."
"Guess it's a wonder we've never bumped into each other," Naruto said, smiling.
"I'll say," the old ramen man said, "You two practi
Apart Chapter 1: The LetterShe sat on the bench, nervously playing with her hair, fluffing her hoodie's fluffy bottom gently. She cursed herself, knowing that she wouldn't have to be here, wouldn't have to confront this challenge if she hadn't made a simple mistake.Apart Chapter 1: The Letter in Fan Fiction More Like This
I could be training, I should be training. I'm too weak right now, she thought, he'll never respect me, never think of me as an equal, never find it in him to love someone who could never come close to him. Hinata, who are you kidding? You needed more time to train, to hone your abilites so he would look at you next time you fixed a mission to be able to go with him. If you just hadn't accidentally mailed that letter...
It was the letter that had been the problem. She had written a few years ago, after the Chuunin exam, after he finally noticed her. She had edited it over the years, but the basic gist had been her explaining the way she felt about him, the reason she turned red whenever he brushed against her, the reason she retreated into
Apart Chapter 3: The BriefingEveryone was assembled, standing at attention, in front of the Hokage. Everyone, that is, except Naruto and Hinata. The group consisted of six people and a dog:Apart Chapter 3: The Briefing in General Fiction More Like This
Kiba had since re-donned his fuzzy-hooded jacket, but left it open to show the traditional black shirt and wire mesh for shinobi. His hood hung down, showing off his short brown hair, and the red fang-shaped tattoos on each side of his face were as bright as ever. His face was serious as he stood up straight, watching Tsunade shuffle papers around. She seems irritated, he thought.
Akamaru was sitting obediently by Kiba's side, even larger than he was before. Had Kiba needed to, he could have ridden upon Akamaru's back. The dog was looking around patiently, wagging his tail.
Shino stood next to Akamaru, his hands in his pockets. Shino's outfit had changed little over the years. His hair was still unkempt, his eyes were still covered by those perfectly circular sunglasses, but his jacket was gray and hooded, the zipper open, and
Apart Chapter 10: The OtherHinata wasn't sure how she had suddenly appeared in the forest wearing only a silky, almost too small nightgown, but found the abundance of Naruto around her very enjoyable. He moved towards her in the dark, his orange and black jacket open, his eyes serious. She was tempted to look away, to blush, to play submissive, but decided, no, not this time. She would embrace his closeness.Apart Chapter 10: The Other in General Fiction More Like This
Which is exactly what she did, Or, tried to, but Naruto beat her to it. With stunning speed, he had her in his arms, held close against his chest. She blushed, reveling in his warmth, but Naruto did not stop there. A second later, he had pushed her back against a tree, and was pressing his body against hers.
"Hinata," he whispered heavily. She chanced a glance into his eyes and saw that they seemed glossed over, distant. It was as if he was thinking about one thing, and one thing alone. Hinata could guess what was on his mind, and she liked it.
Without warning, Naruto delved into her neck, kissing, licking,
Apart Chapter 2: The SummonsA few hours later, Hinata was awake, going through the motions of getting ready for the day. She had risen from her bed, from the security of her quilt, wiped her eyes, and had slowly hopped into the shower, like an automaton. Hinata's eyes never looked up as the warm water washed over her, washed the salty remains of her silent tears away. Her head was bent in sadness, in self-pity.Apart Chapter 2: The Summons in Teen More Like This
She got out, dried herself, and threw on her normal clothes, pulling her soft hoodie over her head and slipping into its comfort. Breakfast was a glass of milk and some toast, and she munched it halfheartedly, her pale purple eyes glossed over and half closed.
I believed it, she thought, nibbling again at the toast. I completely thought I'd mailed the letter. And it seemed so happy, everything seemed so perfect. Naruto-kun even kissed me, and he said he preferred me, and...
Good holy crap, she fired back at herself angrily, Hinata, what are you doing! You haven't pined and cried like this since you were fi
Apart Chapter 12: The TortureHer knees ached as Hinata awoke, kneeling amidst a sea of red fog.Apart Chapter 12: The Torture in General Fiction More Like This
"Where am I?" she asked aloud. This didn't make sense. Where was Naruto? Where were the others? Where was the enemy? She stood and tried to get her bearings. Nothing seemed right in this place, surrounded by thick red mist.
A hot wind blew against her, carrying whispers with the heat. They were faint, like the voices of a chalkboard, the powdery lines given utterance to mumble white words. Hinata strained to hear them, to make some sense of the sound around her. One voice came through clearly.
A forest began to gather around her in the swirling red fog, the trees pushed into focus by some strange force.
Who…? What's going on?!
Panic rose within her, and she ran, speeding through the trees with her arms trailing out behind her.
"Don't look back! Don't let it—DAMN!"
Blood pumped painfully through Hinata's veins as she scrambled over roots and rocks and soft forest earth, fleeing from—
What am I run
Apart Chapter 6: The MorningA scream, a gasp, and Hinata was awake, sitting up in bed. Small beads of sweat rolled down her forehead, and into her eyes. Or were they tears? The sheets were cold and wet with her sweat, and she felt as though she was burning up from the inside out. And that dream. The dream was...Apart Chapter 6: The Morning in General Fiction More Like This
"Damn vivid," she muttered, breathing heavily. She was surprised she actually said it aloud. Hinata doesn't talk like that, she thought, a bit confused. It was hard to think over her panting, her gasping. And for a second, she felt there was something inside her, something distinctly not Hinata.
It was a gone a second later, and she was left alone, alone inside herself. She was just Hinata, just shy, scared, weirded-out, uncomfortable Hinata sitting alone in her wet nightgown and her sweaty covers in her drafty apartment. She closed her eyes and ran her hands through her hair, sighing, sorting her thoughts. She tried to remember the dream, and instantly tried to forget.
She had been in a
Chapter 8: The Conversations"Momma, momma," Kiba said, pulling at his mother's jounin jacket. "Who is that?"Chapter 8: The Conversations in General Fiction More Like This
"That girl, on the slide, with the purply eyes! I think she's pretty!"
Kiba's mother smiled. "You like girls now, do you? No more cooties?"
"Yeah right, mom!" Kiba barked, "I'll bet she has crazy cooties! I just… prolly wouldn't mind 'em so much…" His cheeks turned a soft shade of pink which complemented his new, red fang marks.
Kiba's mother laughed and bopped him on the head. "You little tramp, you," she said, fuzzing his brown hair.
"Mom!" Kiba growled angrily, rolling away, "You're embarrassing me!" Suddenly, the wind blew, and the little girl with the purply eyes slid down the slide, smiling. Kiba closed his eyes and sniffed the air. "She smells good," he whispered.
"Go play, then!" his mom yelled, smiling as she swatted him towards the playground. "Go play!"
Kiba growled and ran towards the slide, climbing it quickly and sliding down with a high pitched howl of joy. The purply eyed girl sat at
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Chapter 3: Resolve
Hinata tried to ignore the slight tingle in her left side; all that remained of the stabbing pain that had been plaguing her just two weeks ago. She rushed through the village streets, hoping she wouldn't be late. 'An urgent summons from the Hokage, what could be so important?' she thought. 'It couldn't be a mission already. My team hasn't returned yet, and I've only just recovered from my surgery.'
She dashed up the steps and through the halls to the Hokage's office. Pausing briefly to catch her breath, she presented herself before the Hokage's assistant.
"Ah, Hinata." Shizune looked up from her work and gestured her forward. "You can go in. They're all waiting for you."
Hinata knocked lightly, and was answered with the Hokage's call to enter. She opened the door and took the first step in, only to freeze when she heard another familiar voice from inside the room.
"C'mon, Grandma Tsunade, what's this all about?" the boy asked im
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The rain was getting heavier as the boy leapt from rooftop to rooftop on his way home. 'What was I thinking? I can't believe I did that!' His cheeks were still burning at the thought of what had happened just a few moments ago. He barely noticed the freezing wind as it whipped around him. 'She must think I'm totally weird, I mean she just stood there staring right through me.' Soon his apartment building emerged out of the darkness. He made the last jump, landing in front of his doorway. 'I just hope I don't run into her anytime soon; it would be so awkward,' he thought, as he opened the door and stepped in.
He locked the door behind him, shook some of the water out of his hair and moved to take off his jacket, only to realise he wasn't wearing it. Confusion turned to panic when he suddenly remembered where it was. 'Aw great, she still has my jacket!' He slumped his shoulders and groaned, realising he was going to have to see her again a
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Chapter 12: Rest
'So warm...' She curled up closer to him. 'So soft...' She nestled her head into his chest. He rocked her back and forth, slowly, gently. 'Hmm, Naruto...' She didn't want it to end, but gradually the dream began to fade away.
Hinata could hear the ocean waves. She felt the ship roll gently from side to side. Then came the unpleasant prickling sensation in her temples. Her eyes felt dry and cold. She tried to open them but quickly squeezed them shut again. They felt as though they were full of sand. For a moment the girl just lay back and listened to the sound of the water. Then she heard someone breathing. She turned onto her side and pried one eye open just long enough to see Sakura lying on her stomach in the bed across from her, asleep. Hinata sighed. Her friend was alive. Their mission had been successful, and they were on their way home.
A few minutes later, she heard the pink haired girl stir. "S-Sakura?" Hinata whispered.
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Chapter 8: Answers
"Can't we get any closer than this?" Naruto asked in a frustrated tone as he squinted at the distant buildings.
"No, this is the best spot there is to observe the palace without being seen," Kakashi answered.
The four stood on the side of a steep wooded hill overlooking the capital. Their vantage point gave them a clear view of the Feudal Lords palace, though they were still some distance away.
"Sundown will be in a few hours. We don't have much time to study the layout before dark." Sakura frowned. "Can't say I'm really all that good at surveillance. Guess we really aren't the best team for this job, huh sensei?"
"Well that's why we have a surveillance specialist attached to our team," Kakashi said. "Hinata, can you see any..." he paused mid-sentence when he turned to face the young Hyuuga.
Soon the whole team was looking at her. Hinata was sitting down with a wide blank scroll laid out before her. With pen in hand, she was star
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'Don't panic. Just don't panic.' Hinata told herself as she walked down the street alongside the blonde haired boy. 'He asked everyone to come. So just because it's only the two of us, it doesn't mean it's a... date!' She tried to fight down the rising warmth in her cheeks, and failed miserably.
"Hey, Hinata, are you there?" the boy asked, waving a hand in front of her face.
"Huh?" Hinata snapped out of her thoughts. She'd been so busy trying not to pass out, that she hadn't noticed he'd asked her a question.
"I said, where do you want to eat?" Naruto repeated.
"Oh... uh, I thought you were going to decide. Because you um... i-invited me."
"Yeah but I chose last time, so it's only fair that you get to choose," the boy said with a broad grin. "We can eat anywhere you like. And don't worry, I'll pay for everything."
Hinata's heart fluttered a little. 'He's paying? No, it's still not a date. Just because he's paying, it doesn't make it a d
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Chapter 31: Hunted
The morning light touched his eyelids, and Naruto groaned unhappily. He didn't want to wake up. He was having such a good dream. He tried to go back to sleep and return to that world of candy pink and emerald green. But his mattress felt like it was made of stone and his neck and shoulders protested.
He dragged his stiff, aching body out of bed and looked around groggily. Light filtered through the thin curtains of the tiny hotel bedroom. He pulled them back and peered out through the window into the clear blue sky. The sun was already climbing high and he figured it must be around mid-morning. The growling of his stomach soon confirmed that theory. He slipped off his old sleeping cap and started hauling his aching body into his clothes. A knock at the door interrupted his struggle.
"Hey, kid, you awake yet?" called a female voice.
"Yeah yeah, just a minute, Hitomi," the boy yelled back. He pulled his jacket on and staggered into
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Chapter 14: Friends in need.
Broken rays of sunshine cut through the clouds, trying to warm the village of Konoha. The young man dragged his feet as he wandered through the streets. His black chunin vest hung open, letting in the cool morning breeze. Hands thrust in his pockets, he shuffled along aimlessly.
"Man I'm bored," he announced to nobody in particular.
In fact, he'd been bored an awful lot lately, though it certainly wasn't from a lack of missions. Ever since he'd come back from the Land of Water he'd been on almost twice as many as usual. All he'd been doing for the last several weeks was training and taking missions. At first he'd thought that was exactly the way he liked it, but he soon realised he was missing out on something more important. He'd hardly seen his friends at all.
Everyone was getting more missions these days, not just his team. Whenever he was home everyone else seemed to be away. Sakura was putting in extra hours at the
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Chapter 15: Twilight (nothing to do with sparkly vampires!)
The forest grew dim as the sun began to dip below the horizon. Four ninja leaped through the trees, their eyes straining to make out the trail left by their quarry.
"Damn it!" one of them cursed. "Ain't no way we can track 'em in the dark."
"Yeah, c'mon let's stop for the night," said another. "My back is killing me."
The first man sneered at him, clenching his massive fists. "Ah shut it, Riku!" he snapped. "I'm sick of all your whinin. We got us a job to do here, fool."
"I'm whining?" retorted the second man. "You're the one complaining that we can't track them in the dark, Kenta." His thin weasely face twisted into a sarcastic smirk.
"Yeah whatever, bitch," the one called Kenta replied with a snort. "So what's your vote, Takumi?"
The third man glanced over at him from under his tattered hood. "I wasn't aware that this was a democracy," he replied in a flat gravelly voice before tu
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Chapter 28: Lost Purpose
The three women sat around the table, a few empty bottles of sake between them. The mood was cheerful enough, but a hint of sadness lingered in the air. They knew their time together was drawing to a close.
"So you think they're ready to leave?" asked Hitomi.
Shizune nodded. "They're both up and walking again. Sakura said they'll be fine within a few weeks or so."
"A few weeks?" the snow haired woman frowned. "They have to be ready to travel. I'm not going to carry them, you know."
"It'll have to do," Tsunade said with a sigh. "The Hyuuga are getting restless. Lord Hiroshi may not wait until Hiashi wakes up. We have to get them out of the village before they start putting pressure on us."
Hitomi took a sip from her sake cup. "Well I guess it's about time you told them then."
Tsunade looked down into her own cup with a touch of sorrow in her eyes. "You're right. We've been keeping them in the dark long enough."
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Chapter 37: Rebirth
The girl poured over the finely written words, trying to memorise every single one. She thought she must have read the lengthy scroll end to end a dozen times in the last week. Every morning and evening she would retreat to her room, take out the scroll and med kit and try to learn everything she could. She had to learn it all, she told herself. The drive she had lost when her life had been turned upside-down had now returned, stronger than ever. She needed to be strong if she wanted to walk with him.
Hinata paused when she came to a particular sentence. Her brows kinked as she carefully read the words, trying to decipher their meaning.
'Excessive accelerated cell regeneration may result in temporary reduction in foreign chakra tolerance limits due to degradation of outer membrane integrity and weakening of base protein structure'.
There were a few passages like this that had been giving her trouble. She wracked her brain
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Free Me Tonight
"You know..." Hinata finally said a bit more quietly than intended. They had been walking through the forest for quite some time now, and neither of them had said a word, nor had they collected one piece of firewood. Every time Hinata stole a glance Naruto's way, his mouth was a carved frown, and his eyes were lowered. His hands were shoved into his pockets and she could hear him mumble every now and then. "...if you...that is, if you were to want to go after Sasuke right now...I...I wouldn't stop you, Naruto..." He looked at her at this point.
"Hinata..." He breathed. She looked down.
"I understand...how you feel..." She whispered. "To have someone you thought of as family treat you like nothing and abandon you..." She felt a shiver run through her spine and her eyes began watering. "...to...to want to be recognized for your accomplishments, but be constantly overshadowed by another...I know how that..." A lump began to grow in her throat, "I know how
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Without A Thought
The next morning, sunlight fell on the forest of the Land of Fire as a gentle wind stirred the leaves, as well as the animals that lived among them. Birds chirped happily, and things started to come to life. In one clearing, near a river, though, things were already quite alive.
"Again!" She commanded from her seat on a rock near the river. And again they went. Two flashes of white appeared from the forest like miniature tornadoes, both aimed at the blonde standing in the clearing. At the last moment, Ino jumped into the air, causing Kiba and Akamaru's Gatsuuga to smash into the ground needlessly. Instantly after that though, The two tornadoes changed direction, coming after Ino in the air. There was no way to dodge in the air...usually. But just as Ino started to fall, a small mass of purple formed underneath her foot, and she used that to la
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Bring Me To Life
A NaruHina Fanfic
Wake Me Up
"Move! Get outta the way!" Her angry voice cleared the hallway much more efficiently than Shizune's small form and soft voice ever could have. Tsunade stormed down the hallway of the all too familiar Konoha Hospital, approaching her destination. She kept telling herself it couldn't be true, that somehow this was just some kind of crazy dream. She had to admit though, it was a little more believable than the news of Jiraiya's death. Even now though, the thought of the stupid pervert and how much she really cared about him was pushed aside by this more recent news. It wasn't that she prided herself as an instructor to that point, or that she believed her young apprentace was invincible. But of all people...
Naruto had apparently gotten there before her somehow, though it didn't seem by much. Somehow, his messy hair was even messier than usual, and he was wearing nothing more than a thin, loose T-s
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Call My Name
About one hour later both Team A and Team B had been assembled at Konoha's front gate. Tsunade had joined them there too, as did Shizune, to wish them off. This was perhaps the most critical mission Konoha had faced as of yet, and most of the ninja that were assigned to it had been nothing more than rookies no more than three years ago. The Fifth Hokage still wished she could have sent more with them, but they just didn't have the resources.
"You all understand what your duties are, correct?" Tsunade asked one last time. They nodded. "Remember, the most important thing to keep in mind is teamwork. Without each other, you don't stand a chance alone. We're all counting on you to complete this, so do your best! I will be sending any ninja I can after you as soon as they are available. Good luck, to all of you." Tsunade finished. With this pep talk burning in their hearts, the Konoha Shinobi departed their hometown to protect that which they loved.
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Now That I Know What I'm Without
"Well, that took you long enough. It's too late now." Kakashi sighed as he stared at the campfire burning in front of him. "I've already eaten and everything. What took you two so long?"
Naruto stumbled around the fire, finding a spot to place the rather large pile of timber he held. Hinata trailed behind him, consumed by her own thoughts, her hands empty. It seemed Naruto had offered to carry all of the firewood himself. The boy said nothing as he sat down across from Kakashi, reaching up and undoing his headband. Once it was off, he shook his hair a bit and partially unzipped the front of his jacket. Kakashi watched all of this, waiting for an answer. Finally, Naruto replied.
"Sorry, Kakashi-sensei. See, there was this rainbow, and we just had to try and find the pot of gold at the end...you know..." What could've been a joke at Kakashi's own lame excuses for being late all the time held no actual humo
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Like Open Doors
Guah!! Chouji gasped as the mutated fist of Juugo slammed into his stomach yet again. The man was a monster, and Chouji could barely keep up with his moves.
Are you ready to die yet?! The tall man asked madly. The death and power Chouji had seen hidden behind his eyes was now fully revealed, and the Akimichi boy didnt know how he could manage to beat him. Perhaps he had taken on too much perhaps this would be it for him
N-never! Ive b-barely just begun! Chouji bluffed. He had to think of something fast or else this would be the beginning of the end for him. He gritted his teeth and raised an enlarged arm to defend himself from yet another punishing blow from Juugo. It was too powerful though, and the Akimichi shinobi tumbled backwards, falling on his back. As he did so though, he pulled his feet up underneath his chin, and all at once his body became a large, spik
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The Nothing Ive Become
Chouji didnt have the energy to move anywhere for a good while after his fight with Juugo. He still couldnt understand how he had managed to survive against such a monster. He should be dead right now he thought grimly. But by some turn of luck, he wasnt. He felt like he was dead, sure, but as he pulled in struggled breath after breath, his ribs stinging with intense pain and making sickening popping noises if he inflated his lungs too much, he knew that somehow .he had won.
As his body came to terms with the pain, the Akimichi boy began trying to get up. He shifted and turned but every attempt only left him with clenched teeth and muttered curses slipping from under his breath. Eventually, as he lay there with a shaking chest and a rapidly beating heart pounding in his ears, he was forced to reach down and dig into his ninja pouch. Chouji had always hated medicine, ever since he was a child
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Without a Soul
"So, what brings you all the way out here, dunce?" The raven-haired boy mocked. Naruto's fist tightened, but he still remained in control of his emotions. Hinata could practically drown in the tension in the air, but she kept her mouth shut as the two old comrades spoke. This was between Naruto and Sasuke. But, this time, she would be here for her blonde hero too. He wouldn't have to fight alone.
"Nothing much, I just heard some asswipe was on his way to attack Konoha. That wouldn't be you, would it?" Naruto's emotional strength held fast, and he even had enough control to retort Sasuke's taunts, something that surprised the Uchiha slightly.
"As a matter of fact, it is. Do you intend to try and stop me?" He asked, his hand shifting to rest on the handle of his sword.
"Heh..I don't have to try. I will!" Naruto barked back, and despite the tension between the two boys, Hinata couldn't help but smile at Naruto's bold courage. He w
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Before I Come Undone
"Well, that's fine then, if he comes here! Saves me the trouble of finding that jerk!" Naruto pounded one fist into his palm to demonstrate his excitement. Kakashi pushed off the wall with his shoulders and stood erect.
"Naruto's right. If Sasuke thinks he can come here and take revenge on Konoha just like that, with all of us here, he'll just be walking into his own death. He may be strong, but he'll never beat all of us by himself." Naruto grinned. It wasn't often he was told he was right.
"But he's not alone. He's got others with him. He's assembled a team for the sole purpose of taking on Konoha. They're all very powerful. And...he's got the Akatsuki on his side too." Naruto's grin quickly faded. They all knew how powerful each and every member of the Akatsuki was.
"Still, Konoha's stronger than Akatsuki. Stronger than Sasuke and his new friends. We can still take him down!" Naruto tried to remain hopeful, but they all knew that there was a goo
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Breathe Into Me
"Why are you here?" He asked simply. He always said things as if he had no emotions at all, and that was part of why she liked talking to him so much. If she could get past the monotone, get him to show any emotion at all, a smile, a frown, a tear, then she would be the only one who had done it. She would be the only one he let in that far.
She stared at him with cold eyes, like a frozen ocean, her mind filled with anger but her thoughts surprisingly calm.
"You know why I'm here." She said, mocking he own simple tone. Her fists were clenched quite tightly, but at the same time she held her arms steady at her side, making sure to give no sign of the emotions her heart was screaming.
He sighed, "You know, I'm getting fed up with little game of yours. Both of you keep saying the same dumb things. Every time I see you, I never hear a 'Hello, how are you doing? Long time no see.' No, every time, it's the same thing. And I'm getting
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AN Thank you for all the well-thought-out reviews, theyve helped me out quite a bit! Im sorry for the late chapter, its been crazy at work with year-end stuff and Im hoping to go back to my once a week release this week. Thanks for continuing to read BTW, chapter 445 is full of lulz.
Thank you Hinatas Husband for the beta, I appreciate all the hard work you do.
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She could feel herself changing. In what way, she couldnt put her finger on but, she knew that it was responsible for her current
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AN k the Pein arc is getting... interesting. If not overdone! I did however do a line art of a very vulnerable Naruto~ go check out my deviantart :3
Thank you Hinatas Husband for the beta, I appreciate all the hard work you do and how you put up with my terrible writing in drafts.
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There are certain moments in life that are defined by a specific event. The one that defines the certainty of existence can be pinned down to that split second you find yourself at a crossroad pointing in several directions. The moment that changes th
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Continuation by eternalshiva
DameWren has given permission to anyone that wants to continue her wonderful fic Two Halves. Even if there are 3 chapters to the official Twice Shy, I decided to straight up start it from chapter 1, some of the development I think is too fast and didnt flow right. Ive read a few floating around and I wanted to do my own since I didnt feel very satisfied with some of the directions they had taken.
AN I took into consideration what some people suggested and made quite a few changes to the chapter, I hope this is easier to read and follow now Thanks go to In Ghost Colors on for helping me out!
AN Edit The great re-beta begins! Ive managed to convince my beta to review the first 2-3 chapters. Huzzah to re-read! And I apologize for all of those who will be getting warnings in their e-mails as though I updated Psych?
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A continuation by eternalshiva
DameWren has given permission to anyone that wants to continue her wonderful fic Two Halves. Even if there are 3 chapters to Twice Shy, I decided to straight up start it from chapter 1, some of the development I think is too fast and didnt flow right. Ive read a few floating around and I wanted to do my own since I didnt feel very satisfied with some of the direction they had taken.
AN This... chapter was really hard to write. Took a long time to get what I needed to say correctly! Written exams are boring Tried to make it interesting but meh, this focused on different things.
Thanks to HinatasHusband for the quick corrections I appreciate it very much.
Naruto is copyright of Masashi Kishimoto.
Sora, Yasu, Miki, Dango, Kaze Clan, Shivani are all copyright of DameWren.
The fifth Kazekage walked slowly toward
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DameWren has given permission to anyone that wants to continue her wonderful fic Two Halves which I intend to do. I greatly appreciate any feedback / comments.
AN Sorry for the delay on this, I had writers block It was my birthday on Tuesday Also chapter 13 has been started, Im hoping to have it ready for HH by Friday. If youre not up-to-date on the manga, there are some spoilers ahead. Oh, chapter 12 is the celebration on breaking 100,000 words and 20,000 hits on the fanfiction dot net site Thank you everyone for the support and help!
Thank you Hinatas Husband for the beta, I appreciate all the hard work you do.
I do not make any monies off this fanfic. Naruto is copyright of Masashi Kishimoto. Sora, Yasu, Miki, Nori, Dango, Kaze Clan, and Shivani are all copy right of DameWren.
The Nature of Orange
Dusk settled over the
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AN This is dedicated to Pyx because she said something that brought this on!
I do not make any monies off this fanfic. Naruto is copyright of Masashi Kishimoto.
I was forgotten.
I was an escape route that had long disappeared from the blue prints of the Hokage Tower.
Through the years my space had caved in and I was nothing more than a oversize closet, full of dust.
For nearly a hundred years I collected memories, waiting for an invasion that never happened.
Oh, there were close calls, I must say.
I was almost used when The First met with Madara at what they call the Valley of the End.
He fought fiercely against that demon fox but I wasnt needed.
They fought away from the village and I remained silent, brooding and impatient in my youth.
The Second had passed away naturally and thats when I began to fade from memory, a relic for a purpose that was pointless sinc
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Sleep was the last thing on Hinatas mind last night. Actually she didnt even remember falling asleep. The last thing she remembered was sitting up in her bed, trembling, while having a death grip on Narutos hand begging him to not leave her alone. I must have looked like such a child, the young Hyuuga thought as she remembered the painful expression on Narutos face while he looked at her, and his failed attempt to smile and make her feel better.
After being snuck into the Hyuuga compound and into her room so easily with Naruto, all she could think about was somebody else with excellent stealth skills breaking into her home, and that terrified her. Thats when the blonde started to leave she desperately clung to him and would not let go. His words meant nothing to her when he said she would be perfectly ok and was completely safe, it was a lie, or at least thats what she told h
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Hinata could not concentrate at all during her team training on Thursday, events of the other day kept coming into head, and it was obvious she was in no condition to take a serious training day. Hinata Shino said stopping his attack, letting her get back on her feet. I will not continue this team training session if we as a team, are not at our best, he said in his normal precise voice.
Shinos right Hinata, are you ok? You have been off all day. Kiba said landing besides the bug master.
No, Im fine, please lets contin-
No Hinata Shino said turning away, we will pick up our training tomorrow, hopefully then, everyone will be prepared He then walked away, disappearing into the forest. Hinata sighed to herself, great that means tomorrow he will be going extra hard on everyone.
Ah man! Kiba cried, I reall
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As Hinata woke up the next day, her eyes shot opened. Todays the day! she thought to herself as she looked at the clock. 10:34 A.M the clock read, Hinata gasped and sprung out of bed I overslept! she screamed inside her head as she ran towards her bathroom and immediately started the shower. She waited impatiently for the water to heat up as her thoughts raced, I must hurry, at this rate I am going to be late and Naruto may get mad.
Naruto walked back into his house at nine oclock this morning feeling great. He had woken up early to get in some extra training and now he had to prepare for his date with Hinata. Great, I have plenty of time to get ready, and I wont be late this time, he thought as he made his way to his bathroom.
When he was out of the shower, dressed, and made himself a quick bowl of ins
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OK Hinata I think thats enough training for today Neji said as he slowly came out of his stance.
No I can still continue just-
There is no need to push yourself to exhaustion Hinata-sama Neji said interrupting her.
Hinata sighed and began walking to her room, before Neji stopped her.
OK Hinata I think thats enough training for today Neji said as he slowly came out of his stance.
No I can still continue just-
There is no need to push yourself to exhaustion Hinata-sama Neji said interrupting her.
Hinata sighed and began walking to her room, before Neji stopped her.
You know, at this time of day Naruto is probably on the training grounds good day Hinata-sama, Neji said with a smirk as he walked away. Hinata blushed slightly, part of her hated how Neji knew about her love for Naruto, but another part was relieved because&
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It puzzled Hinata how slow Friday went, her training with her team went very smoothly and seemed to put Shino in a good mood. Then she went to visit Kurenia to help out with some house work, and then stayed for tea while the two discussed how the training had gone. Luckily for Hinata, Naruto was never brought up, if he was the Hyuuga didnt know if she could keep a secret like that from her sensei. She already felt a little guilty for not telling her about her first actual date, but then again, Hinata didnt know if these little dates were actually going anywhere. After a quick goodbye, the indigo-haired young lady walked back to her house to do her daily chores. Well, actually she didnt have any true chores assigned to her, but she liked helping the branch members around the house, they are her family after all, and were more kind to her then any of the other main house Hyuugas.
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Hinata awoke to a knock on her door, H-hello?
Good morning Lady Hinata, Neji said through the door, I was hoping you would join me in training this morning.
Oh, of course! I-I will be out in a f-few minutes. Hinata responded. She heard Neji walk away so she got up and started to get ready for the day.
She had slept fairly well last night, and trying to put yesterdays events behind her, she walked out of her room and head towards the Hyuuga training grounds.
Naruto was already awake when hunger finally took over him and he got up to make himself some instant ramen. He slept horribly last night trying to sort out his emotions, but didnt do very well. He realized that there was something about Hinata that he really liked, but there were so many things that made it seem impossible for the two of them to be together, that is if she even liked him back
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-noise of some sort-
hhhmmm a spare is it? I wonder if those rumors are true . I may just have to stop by and watch and with that thought, the Hyuuga deeply drifted back into the manor.
-gentle knocks on the door- Naruto stirs in his sleep, someone is at his front door, but he still in mid-sleep and wont get up to answer it.
-knocks starting to get louder- Naruto? I know youre there, ugh, Sakura, not now Im sleeping he thinks as he rolls in bed.
-loud bangs on the door- Naruto, open up now! He can here the frustration and anger rising in her voice and decides he better answer back. Sakura wh-
BAKA, WAKE UP! she screams as she stomps into his room, stepping on the door that she just knocked off its hinges. At the sight of Sakura, Naruto is now cowering in the corner of his bed,
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Hinata was completely lost in her thoughts about their date, she still couldnt believe Naruto hugged her, sure some might have said he only hugged her for agreeing to help him train, but Hinata felt like there was more to it. Otherwise, the hug would have been quick and he would have gone running away, but this hug lasted to the point where she could feel the warmth coming from his body. She shivered at the thought of him being so close, but excited her at the same time.
As she continued walking, she couldnt help but twinge at every whistle that came from the older men standing along the buildings. Most of them were obviously drunk, carrying a bottle of some sort in a paper bag. Some of them looked like retired ninja, while others just looked like lonely, dirty old men. It was then that she finally noticed she had yet to pass one woman or child in the streets. When she walked here earli
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oooowww my head . Naruto finally started to come to his senses, but his head was throbbing. Oh thats right, Sakura punched me again. He opened his eyes, he was facing a wall. A wall? Where am- suddenly Naruto heard someone groan in pain. Someone else is in here? Well whoever they are they dont sound so good. He said as he slowly rolled onto his other side to see who it was. But when he turned around he saw a girl with nothing but her pants and a bra on, getting healed by Sakura. Wow whos that? The girl had long indigo hair that was in a simple pony tail, and her body is amazing he said as he looked her up and down, but when his eyes trailed down her back, something else got his attention, a jacket. But just not any jacket, Hinatas jacket? Whats that doing oh, OH MY GOD Narut
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Hinata blushed wildly when the shop owner refered to her as Narutos girlfriend, but she knew it was a mistake and , unfortunately, it had to be corrected.
I-its t-true, N-Naruto-kun was just being a g-good friend and, and was m-making sure I-I was okay.
Hinata said looking down and twirling her fingers. She took a quick glance over to Naruto and saw that he had a slight blush on his face. He then let out a sigh of relief, put on a big foxy grin and whispered thanks Hinata. Hinata gave a small smile and nodded, but on the inside she felt terribly sad.
After Hinata ordered and received her ramen, there was an awkward silence between the two. Hinata every once and a while looked over at Naruto but when he looked at her she would shy away and stare into her ramen. Naruto, not able to stand the quiet, finally asked, So Hinata, I bet youve gotten really strong since I have been gone huh?
Hinata sat up strai
Danger AheadNaruto groaned as he roused into consciousness by the tingling warmth of healing chakra. His eyes were heavy as he lethargically opened them. He was greeted with Sakuras relieved smile.Danger Ahead in Fan Fiction More Like This
Wheres Pain? He croaked as he sat up slowly.
Dont get up so fast Naruto-baka! Her tone was tender though. You killed him you Naruto you baka, you used the Kyuubi. Why did you do that? That chakra signature was enormous bigger than when you went four tails-
Six it was six tails. I it was because He screwed his eyes up as he tried to remember, everything was a bit fuzzy still. Hinata! He looked around wildly. Shes hurt, she needs help-
Its alright Naruto, Hinatas safe, we found her first. We had to dig you up from under all this rubble. It must have been one hell of a battle. Howd you overcome the Kyuubis power?
I-I dont know!
Two RoadsNaruto and Shikamaru stood around a small table with Hiashi Hyuga, Iruka Umino and Tsume Inuzuka. On the table lay many documents and photos, all having been read and re-read. The room they were in was dark and musty. After Kabochimaru invaded and took over Konoha, the rebellion had gone into hiding, and was now situated in a small shack on the edge of Konoha.Two Roads in Fan Fiction More Like This
Will this work? Tsume asked.
It has to well change everything. Naruto whispered, looking at a photo of the late Konoha 11.
Remember, you can tell them everything about the upcoming invasion, but you cannot tell them about their individual futures. Tell them they die, and thats it. Naruto- Hiashi spoke.
Dont worry, I wont tell her or me. Thats one aspect of the future I dont want changed. Shikamaru, you ready?
Shikamaru nodded and the two men gathered their chakra. By the way Naruto, happy 27th birthday
WaitingCompared to other diplomatic parties hed been to, this one wasnt bad, Naruto thought as he looked around the room. He snatched an appetiser off a passing tray and popped it in his mouth as someone came and stood beside him.Waiting in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was Hinata, offering him a glass of light, bubbly liquid. He accepted it with thanks before sniffing at it suspiciously. Hinata smiled sweetly at her boyfriends expression.
Its called champagne Naruto-kun. Its alcoholic, but its sweet and bubbly.
He looked at her as he took a sip and shivered as the bubbly sensations burned through his nose and mouth. Hinata giggled as she sipped her own, slightly pinker champagne. He took another sip and kept his face determinedly set, not to give his girlfriend the satisfaction of seeing him being outdone by a bubbly drink. As he moved the glass up to his lips for a third sip, his eyes caught hers over the rim of the glass.
He moved the glass away fro
PainHinata Hyuga sat at a swing set in a park on a blustery autumn day in Konoha. Red, orange and golden brown leaves were riding the wind with such freedom that she almost felt jealous. Closing her eyes with a smile, she felt the leaves brush her face and the wind whip her hair. A hand suddenly grabbed her shoulder and a gravely voice whispered in her ear.Pain in Fan Fiction More Like This
You here alone little missy? What say I keep you company?
Hinata smiled wider, a small blush creeping into her cheeks. Naruto-kun, why do you do that? I can feel you approach and I know its you.
The man who was indeed Naruto, laughed. Tradition Hinata, always tradition. His voice was smoother now, and not as deep, but it was the voice she loved. What are you doing here My-Little-Indigo, are you alone?
The two teens, both 18 years of age, had grown much closer since Naruto had returned from his training in the summon world. Naruto now considered Hinata one of his closest friends, and
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Tsunades upper lip curled slightly at the remark. Had it been anyone else, she would have caused them serious bodily harm. But because it was Naruto she let it slide. Its not like it would stop him from calling her such things again.
Cmon Baa-chan, this is me! You cant give me a C-ranked mission!
The older woman sighed. Need I remind you Uzumaki-san, She replied curtly. That you are on medical leave. It is mandatory for all ninja to be put on leave for a week after they leave the hospital after an S-ranked mission-
Exactly, I do S-ranked, A-ranked and maybe B-ranked missions. Chuunin do C-ranked missions. I did a C-ranked mission when I was a Genin. Im an ANBU, a C-ranked mission would be a slap in the face. You know Im fully healed, you checked me yourself, cant I hav
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Hinata sat at the desk in her room going over some papers of the Hyuga clan. It was all finances and policies and she thought it completely dull, but it had to get done. One of the advantages, she thought, of undertaking such a tedious job was that it took her mind off the situation with Naruto and Sakura.
Shed thought it over time and time again, wishing so much to talk to Naruto and make him understand the situation but the possibility of running into Sakura kept her away. The medi-nins words had hurt her feelings immensely and she felt betrayed by one of her few girlfriends. It also made it difficult that she was best friends with Naruto, and Hinata did not want to ruin one of his precious relationships. Its what he treasured most.
And of course there was a chance that Sakura was right and Naruto was happy. And Hinata would never willingly, or on pain of death, ruin his happiness.
Naruto always came first.
So there she was, going ov
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All the available ninja in Konoha had congregated in a hall at the request of their Hokage. It was time for the annual report, in which the Hokage, namely Tsunade, would inform her subordinates of the current political and economic growth of their beloved town.
Hey Hinata, Whispered Naruto as he leant forward and tapped the heiress on the shoulder. How was your mission?
Hinata shuddered but Sakura laughed and answered for her. If it wasnt our mission to kill that pig, I would have considered it anyway.
Naruto cocked an eyebrow and studied the disgusted heiress. Nata, you okay?
H-Hai. I just I dont like thinking about it.
Naruto nodded empathetically.
TriangleHinata Hyuga, a girl of noble birth and 18 years of age was walking down the main street of Konoha alone. She was extremely bored. Her two teammates were at home with family issues, her old sensei was busy with her young daughter, and the rest of her friends were either working or on missions. She was considering going to the waterfall outside of town to practice her water-based jutsu, when a young man came running up to her eagerly. Despite years of friendship, still blushed around him.Triangle in Fan Fiction More Like This
Naruto-kun? At least her stutter was gone.
Hinata, thank goodness I found you, I need your help.
Naruto Uzumaki, also 18 years of age was the object of her fancy. Having captured her gaze a long time ago, he unknowingly made the young woman to fall in love with him. She admired his tenacity and kindness, and eventually that admiration paved the way for a crush, which eventuated love. He had no idea though, but his next words would make her day
Trouble LurkingTsunade sat in her office sipping carefully at her sake. It was early afternoon, too early to be hitting the hard stuff yet. Besides, it had been a stress-free day so far so there was no need to calm her nerves. There was no sign of Sasuke or the Akatsuki for some time and even Naruto had been well-behaved as much as he could be well-behaved while still remaining true to himself.Trouble Lurking in Fan Fiction More Like This
It probably had something to do with the fact that she had recently declared that he would be her replacement as the Hokage when she retired. Assuming that all went well in her life, that still wouldnt be for some years. Naruto hod only just turned 19, he still had to experience so much in life before becoming Hokage. Shes been indulging him in missions that took him to exotic locations so he could sample different cultures and use the connections he made there in the future, when she knew hed no doubt lead Konoha in a time of peace.
With his time spread over missions, training, socialis
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It was December 24th in Konoha, Christmas Eve, and Naruto was standing out the front of the Hyuga estate with his mouth wide open in shock.
Naruto, what are you doing? Neji called out, exiting the main house of the estate.
Naruto jumped and shut his mouth. He looked at Neji. Im here to pick up Hinata, were going out on a date tonight.
I know that, Hinata-sama told me. I want to know why youre standing out here, with your mouth open.
Oh, I was distracted. Its Christmas, but you have no Christmas decorations up. No tree, no tinsel and no lights. Why?
Neji looked sombre for a moment. &
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Prologue: Being hit, get shot
Rock Lee, Maito Gai, Hyuga Neji and Tenten were hidden in the woods surrounding the village, waiting for the reappearance of their target. Thanks to the alliance with sand, they received information that the missing-nin from Hidden Mist village who tried to assassinate Kakashi and Godaime Hokage would meet here his customer. If they would stick to the plan, they would be able to catch him and his customer if nothing went wrong
Gai activated his radio. Neji, can you see him already?
Neji focused his Byakugan. He is still in the tea house, Gai-sensei. Should not one of us get closer, silently?
That would be too dangerous by now, Neji. Is his customer with him?
Not yet , wait, Gai-sensei. It seems the daimyo (ruler) of the Rain country is simply fed up with our Kage and your rival and decided to get rid of both.
But why wouldn
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First Story: Rock Lee and Yakushi Nekomata
Chapter 2: The odd couple
Nearly two months had passed by since that mission. Gai was looking for his favourite student, he had invited his students for training; instead he met the others, Tenten and Neji.
Neji-kun, did you see Lee recently?
Unfortunately not, Gai-sensei. He hadnt been training with us for while I wonder where hes going for training, for I am sure that he is training somewhere
Thats quite unusual for him, not telling us where he is, Gai mentioned.
I know where he trains. Tenten grinned nastily.
What?! The two men seemed puzzled.
Every day he is not on duty, he goes to the estate of the Yakushi clan, training with the eldest daughter of Yakushi Yamato. The girl is as fast as he himself. He may not realise it, but training at the centre of the estate is the closest idea of a date a Yakushi could have. And don
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Chapter 1: Being Watched/The path of the wordless clan
Rock Lee awakened by the sound of singing birds and a clattering noise outside of his room. Confused and heavy-headed, he tried to get up, but Yohei, who was checking him silently, pressed him back to his bed. Two daffodils stood in a vase on a table beside him.
Stay down, Lee-kun. Youve had a concussion. If you get up, you will fall unconscious again for sure.
The soft but firm grip of the medic ninja in green robes, and the fact that he was carrying a short sword, convinced Lee to stay down. Who are you? Where am I? What happened to me? he asked.
You are in Konoha hospital; I am Yakushi Yohei, your medical ninja in charge. The Ame-nin you killed was able to break your left leg twice and to hit you unconscious. It seems that you ability to fight unconsciously allowed you to win the fight, however. As you had hit the ground, it seems
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Chapter 3: Morning after
Lee awakened early by the sound of birds singing loudly outside of the room he was in. First he felt somehow confused where he was and what he had done last night as his memory and senses kicked in. The first thing he noticed about himself while getting up was that he was naked, his body covered only by the silk blankets they slept under after an arduous night. His movements raised her from her slumber, for he pulled accidentally the blankets from her away.
Mm Nekomatas hand reached for the blanket.
Suddenly, he felt ashamed, somehow, but also surprisingly comfortable. I woke up with a girl by my side Then he noticed immediately that she was naked as well. Gods, what an astonishing beauty she was
Mm give me the blanket, lazy bone! Without a warning, Nekomata awakened completely and sat up immediately, pulling back her blanket. A smile appear
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Epilogue: Master and student
A week later, Gai and Lee sat on a huge rock, watching the sunset. Gai knew that his precious student had changed for the better in a certain way; his feelings and his mind were not so naive anymore. They talked about nothing special until the conversation came to Nekomata and Lee.
If I think about it, I never needed a single word to reach her, Gai-sensei.
Huh? How do you mean that, Lee? The great taijutsu master was surprised.
Neko-chan told me once that the only true path her family knows to tell something is either duelling or just doing it. I think that this path suits me quite well. Or what do you think, Gai-sensei? As Lee lifted his head, Gai was surprised to see an unusual mature smile on his students face.
He really has changed, he became a man, Gai thought, mirroring his students smile. I think that you had made the right decisi
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Epilogue: The new Path
Kakashi awakened, completely blinded by bandages. Confused, he tried to pull away the bandages, but was stopped by a pair of soft but strong hands. Where am I? Who Kamikashi? Quickly, he concentrated his chakra on his ears, making him able to listen to the sounds of morning sunrise: singing birds and clattering hospital breakfast tablets.
Good morning, blind one. How do you do? Do not try to pull these bandages away, you still need them. Kamikashi sat beside his bed, preventing him from taking off the bandages, stroking him gently in his face.
His head felt as if the world was turning upside-down as he tried to get up. Again she stopped him. Stay down. Or do you want to fall in a coma?
Gods, this voice makes me drunken No, of course not. Where am I? He leaned himself back. He could even nearly see her ironic sm
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Prologue: Wedding of the Cloudy Field
March 12th, Tuesday. 7th Year of the rule of Godaime Hokage.
Clatter. Sakura, fetch the post!
Sometimes, I really wish she would disappear Yes, haha (mother)! Enervated, Sakura left her room and picked up the letters which came through the letterbox slot in the door. Most of them were advertisement and bills for her parents, but one of them was different, for there was no address written on it, just To Haruno Sakura-sama in a very refined handwriting on it. That handwriting Kakashi-sensei?
Sakura, where are my letters?
Annoyed, the young kunoichi tossed the other letters onto the dining table and rushed back to her room. HEY!
The outcry of indignation by her mother didnt bother her; instead, she slammed the door behind her and tossed herself on her bed, the letter still in hand. She opened
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2nd story: The summoning of the sword master and the return of the genius
Chapter Three: The things which are truly important
Nightfall. Is he still following us, Keisuke-o-toto-san?
Step-by-step, o-nee-sama. His speed is quite impressive. If we camp now at the Valley of the End, we might be able to get him tonight.
This means that we might be able to return him to normal society and to show him truly important things before sunrise. Let's go!
Ten minutes later, they set up a fire on the northern cliff (Sound country side), making themselves ready for camping. Kamikashi however threw the cage with Itachi over the cliff, making him hanging from the chains he was wrapped in. After she secured the chains on a pole, she went down to him, standing on the wall. She smirked. In your position I wouldn't try to move or to escape.
Itachi was not impressed. Why this?
If you move, the chain will be
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Prologue: The depressed cherry blossom
Konoha hospital children's intensive care, a week later. Tuesday. Sakura-san, could you help us, please? One of the kids cannot stop with crying.
Okay, I am coming. Sakura calmed the upset children on intensive care down. But there is nobody who comforts my heart, she murmured bitterly.
All of her friends seemed to get happier, to get together by now, but she felt left behind. If she was not eating at home, she mainly ate alone. Nevertheless, she had to take on the duty of Yakushi Nekomata-senpai, who was pregnant by now. That meant nearly every day ten hour watches on children's intensive care and taking care of the gynaecological department, which was in effect mainly taking care of her pregnant friends, Hinata and Nekomata. Today, her senpai would come just before lunch. If she was lucky, she could eat with Shizune&
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Chapter Two: Pursuing Itachi (or why S-rank isnt hard enough )
At the village main gate, the three made themselves ready for the hunt.
Are we not going to fly to the Land of the Waterfall, o-nee-sama? Keisuke asked as he saw that his sister made no attempt to summon an eagle.
No, we walk. We have to gather information in order to capture him; and we had to spread the news that we are ordered to cut his head off. That's why we walk. Is that clear? A pair of sharp eyes was focused on the two younger shinobi.
All right, I get it. Inariko declined. Well then, let's go!
Later, in the evening they stood at the country border, at the Valley of the End. (Note: the next conversation is telepathic.)
So this is where the two battled each other. Just behind the border is a tea house, we will rest there for tonight. Kamikashi mentioned