Disclaimer: I do not own the Naruto characters.
Summary: Naruto and Hinata are getting married. Naruto still has doubts though, because of his feelings for Sakura. How will a heartbroken Hinata cope? That's when a certain man enters her life. Watch as he listens to her, and she will understand him. After their close bond forms, Naruto gets jealous and tries to reclaim Hinata. Who will she choose? Who will win...? SasuxHina(xNaru) sorta...
Chapter 1: It wasn't meant to be
I looked over myself in the full body mirror, smiling to myself while humming a small tune. Today was the day. I, Hyuga Hinata, was to marry the boy of my dreams. This was the day every girl dreamed about. The day when she would be bound eternally to her one, true love. Squeals erupted from behind me. I cocked my head to the side and remembered that Sakura and Ino were still in my dressing room. I stared at Ino. She was truly beautiful, and she knew that. She wore a sleek, purple dress, with short, white gloves, her hair was up in a bun, and she wore white heels. The spaghetti strap dress she wore revealed her flawless, smooth skin. Sakura's dress was somewhat similar. Instead of straps like Ino, her dress bared long sleeves that showed off her slender arms. She left her hair down, but looked as though she tried fixing it for the occasion. I smiled at the both of them, happy to at least receive some support. In return they smiled back. I reached above the mannequin's head to remove the long, flowing veil that was to be worn. I struggled a bit as to where to place it. From behind me, I felt soft hands placed on mine. Turning around, I saw Ino. She nodded as if to assure me, and I nodded in response. Along the way, she guided my hands as to where to place the veil, and after about ten minutes of messing around with it, we were finally finished. My mouth opened to say "Thank you," but I was interrupted when she spun me around to face her. I realized that Sakura had left the room sometime ago, and that Ino and I were alone. She stared at me long and hard, as if determining something. Her grip on my shoulders remained firm. I fidgeted nervously under her hard gaze. In all the times I had ever thought Ino was weird, this was considered the weirdest. She actually looked serious for once. Most of the time, her face would be set in a scowl, grin, or smile, but now she held an impassive expression. I gulped, and opened my mouth to speak, but she beat me to it.
"Hinata……are you really happy about marrying Naruto?"
I stared at her confused. What kind of question was that? Of course I was happy. I've been in love with him since we were little. She had the nerve to ask me something like that?
"Of course I am, Ino-san." There was a bit of irritation in my voice. I wasn't sure if she heard it or not, but it seemed that it was not noticed. "Why do you ask?"
She turned her head away to avoid looking at me. I couldn't see her eyes because of the lighting in the room. One corner was dark, while the other had sunshine pouring in. We both stood in the center of it all. Ino stoodin the dark side, I stood in the light. Finally she turned her head back, flashing me a smile.
"It's nothing really, I was just curious is all."
She walked towards the door, ready for her departure. As she opened the door, taking one step onto the other side, she spoke to me softly.
"Better be prepared Hinata, today is your wedding day."
With those last words, Ino left me standing alone in my dressing room. I was confused about what she had just said. I hated it when people kept secrets from me. It made me feel left out. Right now, I felt a bit mad at Ino, but decided that she had good intentions on whatever it was she was keeping from me.
I walked over to the mirror that hung on the wall, and began brushing my long hair. Yes, it had grown long over the years, but I had let it grow just for Naruto. He once told me I looked beautiful with long hair. When he had said this, I began taking care of my hair like there was no tomorrow. After nine years, it reached my back. The soft, indigo locks swung carelessly whenever I moved about. A pleasant memory invaded my mind from two years ago…….
"What is it that you wanted to tell me, Hinata?" Naruto had asked her. She had told him through the phone that they needed to talk. He had run to the Ninja Academy where their meeting was to be held. And there she stood, awaiting him.
She would fidget nervously whenever he stared at her. It was unbelievable that someone like him could actually pay attention. She drew in a deep breath and spoke in a very, soft voice.
"Naruto…I……I'm in love with you," she whispered in a soft voice.
The blond cocked his head to the side, unable to make out her words. "What did you say, Hinata?" "I can't hear you."
"I said, I'm in love with you," she whispered once more.
"Can you speak louder? I still can't he-"
"I LOVE YOU!"
The both of them stood silent for a while. Hinata looked down at the ground, expecting an answer, but knew she would not receive one. She turned around to walk away.
I knew this was a stupid idea, she thought. I should've never listened to Ino.
Hinata felt a strong grip on her hand. She turned her head to see who did so, but was interrupted when her petite body was pressed against a more masculine build. Soft lips made its way onto hers.
Naruto…Naruto's kissing me! Hinata cried in her mind.
From that day, they had become boyfriend and girlfriend.
I smiled at the memory.
About two months ago, Naruto had asked for my hand in marriage. And of course….I accepted. Sakura, being the nosy person she was, told everyone. Many were surprised to hear about it, and others cheered non-stop about the engagement. I thought back to the formergenin teams and their reaction.
Tenten was sqeauling like a mad school girl and hugging me affectionately.
Chouji had congratulated me and offered a bag of barbecue chips, but I politely declined.
Shikamaru sounded weary. Probably from all the A-rank missions he was assigned to by Tsunade-sama. Other than that though, he gave me a congrats.
Lee had flashed me the brightest smile I had ever seen. His teeth were practically glowing like the moon at night. My eyes were sore for a week.
Neji nii-san was actually happy. When I told him about it, there was a gleam of pride in his eyes. It gave me the creeps, so I had left him standing there lost in thought.
While walking on my way back home to announce my engagement, I had stumbled into someone. I looked up to see a teen with dark hair. My eyes met with his as we gazed at one another. I don't really know how long we stayed like that. It wasn't until he spoke out.
I realized what he was talking about, and quickly pulled myself out of the dream-like trance. Embarrassed, I quickly apologized. The heat began to rise up to my face. How could I have been so stupid! Anyone would be annoyed when a person just kept staring at them as if they were staring into space.
"G-Gomen, Sasuke-san," I had apologized again. I stared at him nervously waiting for a reply. Instead, he made a grunting sound. There was silence. Wanting to change the subject, I spoke.
"A-anou, Sasuke-san….did you hear about the news that Sakura told everyone?" I asked timidly. He stared at me for a while, and then replied.
"Oh! I-I see…well then…I'll tell you." I drew in a deep breath like I always did before I spoke. "Na-Naruto and I are engaged." I saw him flinch at this. He turned around, his face hidden from my view. "You're i-invited if you would like to come,"I added quickly.
He stood there with his back facing me.
"Whatever," he mumbled.
What was his problem? Was he always such a bastard?
Shoving his hands into his pockets, he sauntered off. I stared after him as he disappeared around a corner.
Snapping myself back to reality, I sat up straight, slightly dazed from my time trip. My mind was whirling with questions. Why was Sasuke upset when I mentioned the betrothal? And what did Ino mean about me being happy? Speaking of Ino….
The Uchiha was instantly forgotten, as Ino's words came flowing back to my mind.
"Hinata……are you really happy about marrying Naruto?"
"Better be prepared Hinata, today is your wedding day."
There was something about her tone of voice that bothered me. It sounded sad. Her eyes held regret, and…..
I still couldn't figure out what she was talking about, but I knew one thing for sure…..
She was hiding something crucial from me.
I can't tell her…I…I just don't have the heart to.
Ino seated herself between Sakura and Shikamaru. She listened as Sakura babbled on to Sasuke about getting married someday. While Sasuke in return, sat in a slouched position, his face impassive.
What's his problem?
Ino shrugged the Uchiha off, and stared at the pink haired kunoichi. Disturbing memories invaded her mind.
Giggles could be heard coming from the bedroom window. Ino had just come back from her grocery shopping. Her curiosity got the better of her. And before she knew it, she sat perched atop the tree that was the nearest to the window. She caught a glimpse of pink and blond.
Wait……pink and blond?
Oh no, please don't let it be what I think it is! She prayed.
And it was.
Naruto only had on a pair of green boxers. He walked over to the window and opened it.
"Here, I'll let in some fresh air Sakura," he said to the girl. Ino gasped.
What a sicko! She thought, but then mentally smacked herself for doing so. It had caught Naruto's attention.
"Who's there?" He demanded. "Show yourself!"
On no, oh no, oh no! I'm gonna get caught! She thought frantically. Over the years, Naruto's shinobi skills had developed. Whether it was sense, speed, or knowledge, he had improved in them all.
Ino shut her eyes tightly as if Naruto would disappear. She heard the sound of a twirling kunai. It seemed he was about to throw it in her direction any minute, but the sound stopped when interrupted by a female voice.
" Oi Naruuutoo, get your assss over here!"Sakura's voice came out slurry. It only meant one thing…
She was drunk.
Ino watched as Sakura walked up to Naruto and threw her arms around his waist. She leaned against his back for support. Man, she was wasted! She wore only her bra and panties.
"Okay," he replied nonchalantly.
Ino's eyes wandered as Naruto and Sakura made their way back onto the bed. They both started kissing each other wildly, until they were out of breath. Sakura had a glazed look in her eyes. She placed her hand on Naruto's cheek.
"Hey, aren't you supposed to marry that Hikata girl or whatever a week from now?" Sakura asked. The alcohol made her sound like a drunken idiot.
"It's Hinata,"Naruto said flatly. "And yes,I am."
"Whaaaa! Then why the hell you havin sex with me?" She slurred.
"Not talking, eh? Then let's just play some more."
Naruto responded back to this as he began kissing Sakura again. His hands fumbling to unhook the bra.
Ino swiftly landed onto the ground, her eyes cast downward. No longer did she want to see anymore. The scene was sickening.
I sat slouched in my seat, drowning out Sakura's babbling. Damn, she was annoying! I had to resist the urge to tell her to shut the hell up! At that moment, I felt like slicing her throat with a kunai. Luckily, a blond standing in the front of the room caught my attention.
"Lucky bastard," I mumbled to myself. Wait, where the hell did that come from? I have nothing to be jealous of. I'm better looking then that dobe, stronger, and smarter.
I tugged on my long bangs. Confusion and anger clouded my mind. I really hated being confused! The sound of the loud organ came up.
The wedding had begun.
I didn't want to stay.
I should never have even came in the first place.
I stood up from my seat, ready to leave. Sakura tugged on the sleeve of my tux questioning me. Ignoring her, I walked up the aisle, but froze in place.
That Hyuga girl walked the opposite direction of where I was heading. Her right arm was hooked with her fathers. My breath hitched in my throat as I struggled for air. She looked absolutely beautiful. She wore a white flowing gown with a flowing veil to match. The sunlight reflecting off the stained glass windows shone on her, making her white eyes glow with beauty. She stared at me with a strange look. Her face remained emotionless, no expression could be found. Tearing her gaze away, she continued walking down the aisle towards her groom. I watched as the minister began performing the ceremony.
I couldn't watch….there was just no way.
While walking out of the chapel, my mind flashed back to her eyes.
She looked so sad…..and I didn't want that.
A/N: Did you like it? Or did it suck like crap? By the way. This is not a narusaku story.IT'S SASUHINA PEOPLE! YEESH! If your wondering why i'm not working on the D.N.Aruto one, it's because i'm lazy and out of ideas for the next chapter. If you have any though, feel free to email me! i always check my email 24-7. Other then that though, tell me what you think about this plot. About the whole wedding thing. I have never been to one, so i have no idea what it's like. All of that was a guess or from watching T.V. I know i have bad grammer, so no need to tell me. Anywayz, onegai reveiw minna-san!