Disclaimer: Me no own Naruto-kun, darn…. And I don't own Roxette's "Listen to Your Heart" either, double darn…

I meant for this to be a one-shot, to get me back into the game, but this just sorta poured right out of me… (blush) Hope you like it! Oh and R+R!

UPDATE ALERT: When I first posted this story I didn't know what Shino's parents' names were (well I still don't know his mother's), but thanks to a certain reviewer (thank you so much darkhaze627) I now know his daddy's name! And I made Mizu his aunt, not his momma! I've also changed some of the lines and grammar! So enjoy the updated, and hopefully better version!


Listen To Your Heart

Listen to your heart
When he's calling for you.
Listen to your heart
There's nothing else you can do.
I don't know where you're going
And I don't know why
But listen to your heart
Before you tell him goodbye.

The tears fell down her cheeks as thunder crashed around her, the rain poured from the heavens as she fell to her knees in the mud. Hinata had gone numb; Naruto had broken her heart once and for all, shattering the little confidence she had in herself. Without her crush on Naruto, who was she? A weak little nothing, that's what…

How could I be so stupid to think he actually might like me? She thought, depressed. She began to shake from the coldness surrounding her.


He saw her kneeling in the mud, weak, stained, and beautiful. Watching from the shadows he had watched as Hinata had gone to bid Naruto goodbye before he left for a new mission, but he had tuned and said something that made her freeze. Naruto had just shrugged, turned, and left just as the heavens had begun their downpour. Now they were soaked as he walked over to the Hyuuga heir, picked up her frozen body bridal style and carried her through the rain soaked streets.

Hinata looked up at the Aburame heir, her teammate and friend. Shivers and sobs took hold of her body and he just held her closer. They passed friends as he walked towards his home. Sakura and Ino stared, Choji froze, and Neji glared at him. Others: Tenten, Lee, Shikamaru and more began to whisper to their neighbors.

"Shi-Shino-kun?" Hinata whispered. He looked down at her. "Y-you won't tell will you?" He hugged her close for a second, and that's all the answer she needed. Kiba ran up to him, with Akamaru behind him, both of them covered in mud from training.

"Hinata-chan? What's wrong with her Shino?" Kiba demanded, his fist shaking in the bug boy's face in a threatening manner. Shino sighed and kept walking, ignoring the mutt of a boy. Kiba stared after him, glaring at his back.

Shino walked down yet another street, near the edge of the village, only to see his father standing outside, waiting for him. In their silent language his father nodded and let him pass with the white-eyed girl in his arms.


Hinata rolled over in her sleep, very much enjoying the warmth of the bed she was in, but something kept landing on her toes, tickling her awake. She opened her eyes and looked down at her feet, where a butterfly fluttered, before trying once more to land on her toes. She giggled before she remembered what had happened earlier. Tears came to her once more but before they could spill over a knock sounded from the door.

"Y-yes?" She said softly.

"Hinata-sama, I have your clothes, dear. I hope you don't mind, but I couldn't leave you in those wet things," a motherly voice said from the hall. Hinata looked down at the robe she wore; only realizing it wasn't hers. She blushed brightly and went to the door. She opened it to see a beautiful woman of middle age. She had long dark hair, the same color as Shino's she realized. She also was in perfect shape and wore the outfit of the Anbu. A man stood just behind her in the usual ninja garments she was used to seeing on male ninja (much like Iruka-sensei and Kakashi-sensei).

"Now I see why my dear son has you here, safe from the world," the man chuckled. The woman laughed softly.

"Don't tease her brother, Shino-chan will be embarrassed enough that we are talking to her," the woman said. Hinata just watched them, never seeing adults act like this towards each other. "Oh how rude of us, I am Aburame Mizu and this is my brother Aburame Shibi, Shino-chan's father," she said smiling hand Hinata her clothes.

"T-thank you," Hinata said bowing, "I am Hyuuga Hinata, Shino-kun's teammate."

"Oh we know dear, your father and I used to be teammates, as well. But even if we hadn't we'd know you from how much Shino-chan had told us about you," Mizu told her. Hinata blinked at her, her father never told her about when he was a genin. "Now we'll leave you to dress. Shino-chan will be back from the market soon." Hinata nodded and Mizu closed the door. "Well she's a cute little thing."

Hinata turned and looked around the room. A bed in the corner with green covers; a window and a desk with books, paper and pens covering it. On his walls though was what had her interest. It was painted jungle green with big bright flowers and leaves, and bugs. But on closer look the bugs weren't painted on but happily crawling on the walls and "flowers". She blinked as the same butterfly that had been on her toes flew in front of her and landed on her nose. She giggled softly and the butterfly flew away. Still in amazement Hinata changed her clothes.


Shino sighed as he came in the door; the rain had stopped shortly after he had laid Hinata on his bed. He looked out his window seeing a butterfly desperately trying to gain entrance. He had barely opened the window when it had flown over to Hinata and landed softly on her cheek before flying to one of the flowers on his walls. To him it had been much like a kiss. Shino blushed lightly as he looked upon his teammate once again. Something besides the bugs stirred in his body. Or more specifically his heart.

He turned and left the room letting his aunt go in and take "proper" care of the lovely Hyuuga heir. His father had put a hand on his shoulder and asked him to go to the market once more, since he had gone before and returned with a teammate instead of food.

"Once you return we can have a long talk about a certain white-eyed girl in your room…" his father had teased. Shino had just blushed and left. But once his father made a promise it was always kept.

Now that he had retuned, bags in his arms he very much dreaded what his father would say. But just as he thought that he and his aunt came down the stairs into the small kitchen.

"Oh good, you're home Shino-chan," his aunt said. "Your girlfriend just woke up."

"She's not my girlfriend, she's my teammate," Shino blushed, "and don't call me Shino-chan, I'm too old for that." His aunt just laughed softly, taking one of the bags he still held.

"Did you hear that, Shibi-kun? Teammates!"

"Oh yes, if I remember correctly I was good teammates with his mother as well, Mizu-chan," his father teased. Shino just blushed; he wished his father and aunt were more like other shinobi. Quiet, and stayed out of their kid's lives. That's when he turned to see Hinata on the steps leading to the kitchen.

"Hinata-ch… Hinata-san, how do you feel?" Shino asked. Hinata blushed, the blue/green butterfly on her head.

"B-better, thank you, Sh-Shino-kun," she said softly. The butterfly landed on her nose and she giggled softly. His father and aunt looked at each other, a knowing glance passing between them. Shino glared at them.

"Would you like to stay for dinner, Hinata-sama?" Mizu asked. "I'm sure your father won't mind and Shino-chan, I'm sure would love someone to talk to?" Hinata blushed.

"I-I would l-love to, Aburame-san," she said bowing.

"Aburame-san? No, no that won't due, call me Mizu, and call that lazy bum over there, Shibi," Mizu said.

"Y-yes, Mizu-san, Shibi-san." With that Mizu went and started dinner. Shino just glanced at Hinata before blushing.

Listen to your heart
When he's calling for you.
Listen to your heart
There's nothing else you can do.
I don't know where you're going
And I don't know why
But listen to your heart
Before you tell him goodbye.