The Worst Good Deed

By Black Mage Leah

Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto. But I do own… um… nothing.

A/n – My first ever non-humor fic! Aren't you proud of me? Review and tell me how I'm doing! This is going to be Kiba x Hinata if you can't tell. Oh, and this takes place five years after the series starts, so the Rookie Nine are all 17. Also, I know it's really short, but this style of writing is a lot more difficult for me than spurting out humor. Despite its small length, I like the quality a lot better.

Chapter One

Why did life always throw these things at him?

Why couldn't fate pick on someone else for a change?

He was the one who had always been there to protect her.

He was the one who had picked her up whenever she fell, and blamed himself for not doing enough to prevent it.

He was the one who had always loved her.

But she had never returned it.

She loved someone else.

Who barely even noticed her.

And every day, he regretted not being able to make her happy.

But, in regret, he only realized one thing.

There was nothing he could do about it.

Hinata loved Naruto.

Naruto either didn't notice, or didn't care.

And Kiba was alone.

He sat at team eight's training grounds in the forest. It was the middle of the night, and the forest was silent. Even Akamaru made no sound, leaving Kiba to dwell in silence.

The wind blew, creating a tornado of leaves and spring flower petals that swirled around him. Five years ago, Kiba first talked to her underneath this very tree.

He didn't know it then, but he knew it now.

Her heart belonged to someone else from the day that they met, perhaps even before that.

He gazed up at the moon above him with a sigh. Akamaru whined and pawed at Kiba's leg, confused by his master's melancholy air.

Kiba smiled ruefully at his dog. It's simple for them, he thought, Find a girl, and if another guy tries to take her, fight and make him back down. He wished it were that simple for him. But it wasn't, and it never would be.

"A-are you alright, Kiba-kun?"

Kiba jumped, startled by the soft voice from the small path. There, cloaked in moonlight and floating petals, stood his quiet angel.

Or, at least, he wished it was.

She would never be his angel.

"Oh… Hinata," Kiba said, looking up at her, "What are you doing out here in the middle of the night?"

"Umm…" said Hinata in her quiet voice, "S-sometimes, I like to t-take walks out here in the moonlight…"

Kiba got up and put an arm around Hinata's thin shoulders. As a friend, at least, he could touch her. He wished they could be more.

"You look pretty tired," he said, cursing his awkwardness, "Do you want me to walk you home?"

"N-no, that's alright," she told him, "I was going to go train… so I can get stronger." Just like Naruto-kun has, she thought.

Watching her face as she spoke, Kiba instantly recognized the expression in her eyes. He knew who she was thinking about. His heart sank lower than it had been before she had come to relieve him of his solitude.

Hinata was in love with Naruto.

And Kiba was always alone.

Arising from his thoughts, he could barely see anything.

His light was gone.

And now, Inuzuka Kiba knew he would never have the heart of Hyuuga Hinata.

He licked his lips, forcing his mind to accept that fact. Then it hit him.

"It's the right thing to do," he whispered to the night.

A few tears leaked from his eyes. As they fell to the forest floor, all he could see reflected in them was Hinata's face.

His eyes overflowed. His heart ached like he didn't know it could.

His voice cracked. "I have to let her go."

End of Chapter One

Kiba: Yes! I'm the main character! Who knew I could be so romantic?

Leah: OMG! IT'S KIBA! glomp

Kiba: Ouch.

Gaara: notices that Leah is clinging to Kiba, and takes this opportunity to make a timely escape

Leah: Oh no! Gaara-kun is escaping! sprints off after Gaara

Kiba: Well, since our authoress has left, I'll take her line! This will be multichapter! Hooray! So, don't forget to REVIEW!