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A/N: -is attacked by update bunnies- Ahhh! It burns! Okay, I'm a bad person, I haven't updated any of my stories in so long...please forgive me! Well, hopefully you'll like this new chapter, and I can get the next one up in a desent amount of time! Also, if you like this (which you must, cause you're reading it) then you should check out my new story A Journey Without a Name. It's pretty good so far...thanks for all the reviews on the last chapter guys! Keep it up, and so will I!


"What the hell are you talking about!" Hinata screamed at him, "If that's what you want, then it's easy! We can just tell people about us! What's the problem?"

Neji had been silent through her fit, his expression remaining impassive. "Do you love me?"

"What kind of a question is that? Don't try to change the subject!"

His face remained serious. "Answer me Hinata. Do you love me?"

She blinked. What was this anyways? Her expression softened, and she lowered her voice. "You know the answer to that."

"No, I want you to say it."

"Of course I love you!"

"Then you should understand this!" He blurted out, as he raised his voice out of anger, but not at her. "I will not have you punished because I'm a Branch Member! I will not let them put this curse on my children!" He lowered his head into his hands, rubbing his temples. "I will not let them put this curse on you." He said softly.

"That would never happen." Hinata replied, sitting back down next to him on the bed.

"You don't understand!" He yelled, "Your father is looking for any reason to keep you from being the heir! If he finds out about us, he'll ban you from the Main House, and make Hanabi the heir! You'll become a Branch House member, and both you, and your children, will be marked with the seal. Don't you think I've thought about this? It's not that easy Hinata. I will not jeopardize you and your children, just out of love for me." He paused, and took a deep breath. "I won't let them hurt you. Please, be patient. When you're father makes you the head of the Manor-"

"That's not fair!" Hinata blurted out.

"What?"

"You can't make me wait forever, it's not fair! I love you, I want to be with you!"

"Hinata, we can't, you know we can't. I won't let them hurt you."

"Yes you can! And you will! This is what I want. Right now. Please, I want to have a baby with you."

"No!"

Hinata flopped herself down onto the bed so she was lying on her back. She shut her eyes and took a deep breath, forcing herself to not open them and look at him. "I'm not leaving until you do."

"Hinata, that's not fair. We need to talk about this some more."

"You know how to cancel out the birth control shots, you told me so. So I want you to do it, and make love to me."

"I can't! What would people say about that?"

"This is what I want. I don't care what people will say."

She felt the bed shift, and she knew that he was on top of her, just balancing his weight right so he wasn't pressing on her. "This is a really big step, you realize that don't you? This is a life long thing. There won't be any going back."

"Do it now, or I'm never making love to you every again." She said frankly.

"Oh, well that's really unfair." Hinata could feel the smirk in his voice though, since she still hadn't opened her eyes.

She felt his hand rest at the curve of her side as he lowered his face to her neck, and started to gently kiss her. His other hand cupped her breast through her shirt, and she moaned softly, rocking her hips against him.

He paused in his movements, and suddenly she was free of his weight. She opened her eyes, and he was no where to be seen. "Not tonight Hinata. We need some more time." His voice floated to her, as if out of thin air.

"You bastard!" She yelled, but they both knew that she wasn't serious. "You led me on!"

"No I didn't." His disembodied voice reached her again. "I never said that I would do that tonight. We need to wait Hinata. There is an order to which we need to follow. Marriage comes before children. And you becoming the heir comes before marriage."

"That's not fair!"

"Life isn't always fair. But I think you can handle waiting a little longer, right? It will give you something to look forward to."

"You're a bastard!"

"I love you too."


"He didn't."

"He did!"

"But he wouldn't!"

"But he did!"

"That fucking bastard!"

"That's what I said!"

"You cussed at him? Wow, you must have been pretty mad."

"I was! But I guess he's right…"

"Don't you dare give in! Stand your ground sweetie; it's the only way to live."

Hinata sighed deeply. "I don't know what to do Anko, he's not going to give…he is right, in a way. I don't want Hanabi to become the heir, we've talked about it, we want to make a difference in the Hyuuga Manor. If she's running the show, things will only get worse." She fidgeted slightly.

Anko chewed her lower lip unconsciously. "Hey!" She said suddenly, jumping up from her seat on the couch, looking excited. "Let's drug him!"

Hinata raised her eyebrow slightly. "How will that help us?"

"Well, I don't know yet, but it'll do something, right?"

"Uh, yeah, it'll knock him out. Then we'll have an unconscious Hyuuga Prodigy, who's going to be seriously peeved when he wakes back up. If we ever even got that far that is."

Anko's shoulders slumped, and she sat back down on the couch looking defeated. "Well…" She said, drawing out the word in thought. "What about drugging your Dad?" She suggested lightly, as if talking about the weather.

Hinata looked up, startled. "My Father?" She repeated, as if testing the words. "What then?" She asked curiously.

"Well, if we just OD him, then that would just solve a lot of problems." She said brightly.

"Anko, I can't kill my own Father." Hinata deadpanned.

"Damn morals…" Anko muttered, but was stilling thinking something along the same lines as before. "What if we just drug him, and kidnap him?"

Hinata looked thoughtful. "Oookay…then what?"

"Well, then there wouldn't be someone to run the household, and since your next in line, you'd get the position I bet."

Hinata actually liked this idea, to a degree. "Well what happens after I'm the heir, and we have to let him go? Don't you think people would figure it out?"

Anko grinned evilly. "Not if we keep him drugged." She prompted lightly.