A/N: You can blame serpents_tooth. She drew HinaNeji and the twins being cute, and put me on a day-long Hyuga kick.

Spoilers for the chuunin exam. I wrote this while listening to the Yellowcard song that I quoted down there on repeat. It is a VERY good song for Hiashi and Hizashi, in my opinion. ^__^ I'll probably use it again.

HiaHiz and NejiHina, and it makes me HAPPY.

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"Not Forgotten"

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"Even if I wanted to,

I don't think I could get to you

There's nothing I can say to you

To make you feel alive again."

~ Yellowcard

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You try not to think about him, but you see him in his son all the time. Your own wishful thinking. But you remember what that curse seal feels like under your fingers. You remember how to use it and- secret, secret, can't tell anyone about this- how to null it.

It will never go away, but you could make it useless so easily. Just a scar of an unhappy past.

But you can't, because you don't love anyone that much anymore. When he died, your heart went with him.

Because identical or not, different or not, cursed or not, you were still brothers. Twins: children grown in the same womb at the same time from the same cells. You shared a body- you were the same thing once. You can't get any closer than that without sharing a heart.

And you did that too, in your own way.

You remember the way he would flinch sometimes when you touched him, even if only briefly. You remember the rift that everyone wanted between you and the ways it did and didn't work. You remember the first time he kissed you and how that made you feel.

And then you look at Neji and Hinata and ignore the other family members as they try to "warn" you about your nephew and daughter's "dangerous path."

Because they don't understand the way some hurts must be healed. Don't understand how big some pains are.

Don't understand the way you feel about him, and what he did for you.

You won't deny them anything now, least of all each other.

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. : the two of us we dream like one, the two of us take breath like one : .