|An Ivory box of assorted chocolates
Author: Shadeehue PM
An assortment of drabbles with different genres, themes, universes and flavours focusing on Neji and Tenten. Enjoy and don't forget to review!Rated: Fiction T - English - Neji H. & Tenten - Chapters: 10 - Words: 9,122 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 02-04-10 - Published: 09-07-07 - id: 3771918
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Hi! I'm back! Well kinda, i hope... I thought I'd give this a go since I haven't written anything in aaaaages (yes I was alive this whole time in case people were wondering what happened to me) and needed to get the creative juices flowing again. Don't worry, I am working on the final chapter of WNT, 5 pages so far!
Nejiten ipod shuffle
1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.
I have a feeling that this could go very very badly… which is why this is probably going to be the first and last time I will ever attempt this.
Just note that all my rantings interspersed among my attempts at this are in italics.
1. Promentory – Trevor Jones from "The Last of the Mohicans"
What does Promentory mean?
The bonfires cast an orange hue on to everything in the village square. Neji threaded his way through the people on the edges who were either too shy, scared or injured to dance. He hated these village dances. Girls were always batting their lashes at him and pulling him to dance when he was clearly not in the mood. Tenten, his long-time childhood friend caught his eye and smiled cheekily. She made her way towards him and held out her hand expectantly. He figured it wouldn't hurt to dance with her this one time.
2. On Directing – Tegan and Sara
"You're meant to make a right here", snapped Tenten.
"I can't," growled Neji through gritted teeth. "It's a one way street."
"You're useless!" muttered Tenten.
"Fine! You drive then since you can't even read maps properly!" he retorted sharply.
"I can't," she said sulkily, "My lost my licence for speeding."
3. Ilyena – Mars Volta
Errrrrr…. First time listening to this song so here goes….
Tenten peered from around the corner of the wooden crate she was hiding behind and counted the number of droids she needed to destroy before reaching the safety of the research centre doors where the other survivors were waiting for her. She made a mental inventory of the weapons she had on her, hand grenades, rifle, hand guns and a stupid baseball bat. Snorting derisively, she placed the top of the hand grenade between her teeth, pulled sharply and threw it into the middle of number of droids milling around.
She pulled the goggles over her face and ran through the smoke and chaos, shooting at any droids that started coming at her. Skidding sharply when she finally reached the doors, she banged hard.
"About time," muttered Neji when he pulled the door open and yanked her in.
4. Jesus Christ was an only Child – Modest Mouse
What? What the heck am I meant to write? This sucks! SKIP!
5. A Slow Dance – Gyroscope
Tenten tugged at the belt around her waist and was highly tempted to kick off her high heels as her feet were killing her. She scanned the faces of all the other students around her and her heart sank. He wasn't going to come. He had told her what a stupid pointless tradition it was even though they were meant to be dating and do these kind of stupid traditions together. Her vision started to become blurry and she stared hard at the ground willing herself not to cry at the prom.
A hand took hers into that person's own palm. She looked up at Neji and he smiled at her sheepishly. "Dance with me?"
6. Flugufrelsarinn – Sigur Ros
You've got to be kidding me. Can I like skip? Is this even a proper word in whatever language they sing in?
There were times where he felt lost for words, especially when Lee would do something incredibly stupid. Like innocently buying hash cookies from a shady looking person who told him that these were the best cookies in Konoha and bringing them to a party where everyone had a few pieces and were now feeling ridiculously high. Neji stared up at the ceiling, which seemed to swirl magically. Tenten drew patterns on his torso with a permanent black marker and smiled at him lazily. He briefly wondered how his shirt had come off. In fact everyone was down to their underwear for some reason. Right, strip-poker until Tenten had gotten bored and decided that she wanted to decorate him with some body art. Unfortunately she couldn't find any of the dyes that tattoo artists used, she had been planning on improvising with her senbon needles….
7. Get it Together – Emiliana Torrrini
Tenten felt numb. She stared at the wall and tried to block out all the mental images that insisted on replaying over ad over again in her head. Lee had stopped by yesterday and tried to persuade her to get out of bed but she didn't have the energy, she couldn't get out of bed no matter how much she wanted to. It hurt too much. People say that time heals all wounds but it wasn't impossible to die of a broken heart.
8. Blame it on the Tetons – Modest Mouse
She flicked through the channels on her TV, trying to find something vaguely interesting to watch. Something that could take her mind off the moans and grunts coming from upstairs. Was that too much to ask for? She hated her life and most of all she hated her new neighbours. The bags under her eyes were getting bigger and darker each day and Neji had even expressed concern yesterday when she hadn't quite hit bullseye during training.
There was a knock on her door. She dragged herself off her couch and opened the door to see Neji there with a box of pizza. "Hey, thought I'd see how you were." He looked away uncomfortably, he wasn't good at the caring team mate kind of thing.
"I haven't slept in days because of them," she replied monotone and pointed at her ceiling.
He looked up and paled as he heard one of the neighbours have a particularly wonderful orgasm.
"Can I sleep at your place tonight?" she begged him. He nodded mutely, the tip of his ears turning red.
9. The View – Modest Mouse
Neji wasn't going to complain. The new neighbour in his apartment block, whose bedroom he could see quite clearly into, had a habit of wandering around her room in just her underwear. She had a very nice figure and was very hot. He wondered how he could introduce himself to her in a casual way, but nobody introduced themselves to their neighbours anymore these days.
There was knock on his door. He opened it up and tried not to gawk at his new neighbour standing in front of him, with clothes on unfortunately. "Hi, my name is Tenten," she said with a wide grin on her face and extended her hand for him to shake.
10. Downtown – Tegan and Sara
I'm running out of juice, I can't do this anymore *cries*
"So this is downtown," Tenten said mockingly as she waved her arm at the streets and building in front of them.
"Yes I can see that, just because I've been away for a year doesn't mean I've completely lost all sense of direction around Konoha," he muttered.
"Well it's not like you even spent much time in this area anyway since you were always dragging me to the training fields to practice your latest jutsu," she retorted and poked her tongue out at him childishly. She grabbed his hand and dragged him down a secluded little lane. "Here we are, this is the place I wanted to show you," she turned to him with a huge grin.
"As ready as I'll ever be," he replied dryly and followed her inside.
A/N: Ok I really suck, I seriously can't write under pressure, which explains why I do lousy in exams but better on assignments. I blame it on the songs that came up! They were too hard for me! Like seriously, how am I meant to tie in 'Jesus was an only child' with Neji and Tenten? And that Sigur Ros song? I looked up the meaning and apparently "Flugufrelsarinn" means "The Fly Freer" so I guess I was pretty far off the mark in my drabble haha.
I don't think I will be doing this again. Ever.