Notes: This chapter…speaks entirely for itself. Please don't give away the ending in the reviews. And no, there is no sequel to this or alternate ending. Cowritten, as always, with CCS AnGeL, who's been terribly ill lately and just woke up from her coma. Please send all your well-wishes to her.


August 12, 2005:

I've discovered at least three different fics that have plagiarized The Hyuuga Persuasion in one way or another. Now, CCS AnGeL and I aren't really picky; we just ask that if you're going to reference us or take any ideas from the fic, that you just have a reference and if you're so inclined, to tell one of us, either through email or just dropping us a review. Plagiarism also means taking someone else's ideas and not citing them. It doesn't necessarily mean taking someone else's fic and copying and pasting it word for word. Nor does it mean stealing the bare bones of an idea and rewriting it, but keeping the essential story the same. It means taking ideas, sentences, lines, anything that is not your intellectual property and claiming it for your own. Do it in the real world and your academic and professional career suffers for it. THE END.

So in short: if you're going to steal from us, at least have the balls to admit it.

Part Eight: TEH END

"You're late," he told her when she finally arrived.

Tenten gave him an apologetic smile. "Sorry, I got held up." She looked in the east. They'd soon see the predawn twilight, and they best be gone before it arrived.

He flashed a grin at her. "And you can pose for my novel! And we can create new ideas together!"

"Maybe," she said, uncertain. She took one last look at the village and took a deep breath. Maybe one day, she'd be able to return.


She shook her head. "No." Definitely none. "Let's go to the mountains, Jiraiya-sama."

After all, Neji might be a good kisser. . .but Jiraiya-sama was definitely better.