Chapter one: Tenten's Night thoughts
The dark sky seemed to mock my grieving-like state. I do not know the reason for the sky to be so dark. It seems to be fated for my mood to be suited by it.
I remember the times that I went out with him, counseling him, advising him, caring for him as a friend, the days then were normal. They seemed to be are free and gentle until I realized that I was falling in love with him.
It was a quiet summer evening when the skies were surprisingly clear. I being able to see countless of stars shining above, decided to lie on the soft green grass on the clearing where rookie 10 used to train.
I was about to fall asleep when suddenly I saw a shooting star. I remember the tradition of several nations to wish upon a shooting star. I smiled at this and silently wished that I become stronger. And then Neji's face flashed in my memory.
He would say that it's childish and only those who are weak will attempt to change their fate.
"Everything is predestined. No one can alter one's destiny. It it's your destiny to be strong then you'll be strong but if not you shall forever succumb to the weaknesses of your being," he had once said in one of his speeches about destiny. Can't he just accept that there is no such thing as destiny?
I frowned as I pondered with these thoughts and I failed to sense someone's presence behind me until I heard a voice saying.
"What are you doing here?"
I turned towards the voice and I saw Neji wearing a tuxedo and his hair in a tight (not loose or low) ponytail.
I feel my hear jump and then beat faster. And I feel this warm sensation on my cheeks I can't believe that Neji could be so . . . handsome (AN: I know that some of you would think that he's not going to be that handsome when this happens and I'm apologizing for it. Even I don't know what he'll look like).
He smirked and crossed his arms over his chest. "Not you too. Everyone that I saw wearing this stupid tuxedo and this tight ponytail became silent."
I stared at him in awe and decided to smile. "Well, it's kinda surprising really to see you in that style. It's just that you don't look like the normal casually dressed, low ponytail Neji that I used to know. Now I have to put up with extremely formally attired tight ponytailed Neji."
"Shut up," Neji said, dropping down next to me "So, what are you doing here?"
"Watching the stars. The skies are surprisingly clear tonight isn't it? I love watching them on nights like these," I said turning to my side, away from Neji. I can feel my heart beat faster and a suddenly urge to stutter like Hinata.
Then it dawned on me. I knew then, that night, that I had fell hard for the Hyuuga genius.
And I thought that my love was bound to be returned. But I was wrong. The dats after that he was ill-tempered. He's constant replies were "Hn," and just a nod. When I asked him what was wrong, he replied with a very irritated
"It's none of your business."
He wasn't like this before. He usually shared with me what troubled him or at least give a hint. I knew then that something was up. But I decided to let him deal with it alone for awhile. And then before my eyes, he started to drift away.
He started dating girls. One of them was a rich kid from the lighting country. I was hurt. He wasn't like this. He didn't even ask me what he was supposed to say to her. I guess I could never again win back the love of my life. The only person my heart will be beating for. The only man my eyes will seek for in every room. The only man that will forever hold my heart in his. I can never win Neji back.
Sitting there, all alone, Tenten pondered with her thoughts about a certain clan genius, she wasn't aware of a dark figure creeping from behind her, as if cautious not to make any sound. They were inches apart but because it was dark, Tenten can't see the shadow of the person behind her.
"Tenten," the person said again. A gentle breeze carried the person's long straight hair in a very. Very, low ponytail.
For a few moments the only sound that can be hears was the gentle rustle of the wind against the leaves and the sounds of the nocturnal animals.
But the clouds cleared and were swept away from the moon and its light traveled to the person's figure, clearly showing his face.
Tenten let out a gasp." Neji," she whispered, as her hand flew to her throat where she could feel a lump forming. "What are you doing here?" she asked, the slowly stood up.
He walked towards her and only said, "Hn,"
Tenten looked at the ground and bit her lower lip.
"Neji, why are you here?" she asked again.
Doesn't he know that it only pains me more to see him right now? Is he that blind not to see my affections for him? Is he that coldhearted to torture me like this? Doesn't he know how it hurts to see him with other women and knowing that I can never call him mine?
Neji took a step closer to Tenten and took several others again until he was close enough to draw her into his arms.
"Just to do something that I should have done before," he said in a matter-of-factly tone. "And I hope that it's not too late . . ." he's voice trailed away and he dipped his head lower to be able to smell her intoxicating scent.
"Too late . . . ?" she asked confused. She looked up at him and sees his eyes fill with an emotion she cannot describe. An emotion he never saw in those eyes before or in others eyes. He then puts a finger under her chin and holds it in place. "What . . . Neji . . . I . . ."
"Shhhhh . . ." Neji said tilting her head up and lowering his. "I love you Tenten."
"I," But before she could complete the sentence, Neji gently brushed his lips over hers.
"I hope I haven't hurt you enough for you not to forgive me."
Before Tenten could even say a single word, Neji gently took her quivering lips.
As they kissed the sky seemed to break into tears. Tears of joy for the couple who had finally found each other after waiting for such a long time.
The rain poured in celebration around the two lovers, oblivious of it.
AN: sorry if this chapter came out crappy. I promise to make better chapters soon.
There will be a total of four chapter in total. These are the titles:
Chapter one: Tenten's Night Thoughts
Chapter two: Sakura's Dedication
Chapter three: Ino's Night Run
Chapter four: Hinata's Tears