Naruto Filler: Tenten's Kimono Business Chapter 1.
It was a beautiful afternoon and Tenten was off to the training grounds to meet up with her teammates, Lee and Neji. Also, their sensei, Gai.
The sun was shining and the birds were singing. The wind blew softly, ruffling the leaves of the trees and the academy children outside played together, running and laughing.
Ahhh, this is the perfect day!...Tenten thought to herself…but the day was quickly ruined when Tenten approached the training grounds and saw…
Oh no! Could this be? Lee and Neji were on the training grounds dressed in formal robes. Lee wore a green long silk robe and Neji wore a grey one. Gai was standing between them, wearing a green robe, only in a darker shade. Tenten looked shocked.
Lee had called yesterday and informed me to wear a formal robe for a mission! Damn it, I thought he was kidding…that's why I didn't wear a robe…
Tenten walked onto the training grounds and smiled an awkward smile. Lee gasped.
"Tenten! Where is your robe?" Lee asked.
"Oh. I don't have one." Tenten said simply. "Plus, why would we wear a robe on a mission?"
"Didn't you know? We're escorting a princess into the Medicine Village."
Neji shook his head and faced Gai sensei. "Now what?" he asked.
Gai planted a hand on his chin and rubbed it thoughtfully. He then thrusted his hand into the air and said, "YES! I GOT IT!"
Tenten looked at him in disbelief and sweat-dropped. She crossed her arms and stared.
Lee plunged his hands into the air and cheered. Gai did the same. Suddenly, a sunset appeared in the background (in mid-day, thank you) and a full set of crashing waves rocked the beach. They dropped to their knees and embraced in an ever so loving hug.
Tenten slapped her forehead.
Gai rose from the ground and crossed his arms. "We'll go shopping for Tenten's dress!"
Tenten's face jerked into a no-way kind of stance. She wove her hands around her and shook her head furiously.
Lee clapped his hands together and agreed immediately. "Yes! That's a great idea, Gai-sensei!"
"No way in hell will I do this!" Tenten protested. But, it didn't work since she was already being dragged across the training grounds by Lee and Gai towards the Konoha Shopping Mall. Neji was following behind slowly, trying to avoid direct contact with these maniacs.
(At the Mall)
Gai and Lee were browsing around the stores, window shopping and Tenten and Neji followed behind slowly.
"Aren't we missing our mission?" Neji asked slightly annoyed.
"It's ok, the princess could wait!" Lee said oblivious as usual.
Tenten groaned loudly and pouted as Lee and Gai walked into a fancy dress store. Tenten followed behind and Neji cringed at the sight of so many "happy" colors.
"Oh! Look at this, Gai sensei!" Lee hollered. Gai skipped to Lee's side who was holding a short, pink dress with lacy frills. It was indeed a formal and expensive kimono. Basically, Tenten hated anything that would be described with words like, "expensive" "formal" "frilly" or "kimono" Tenten shook her head and moved inwards towards the store.
"I'll be sitting on this chair." Tenten informed the others. "Bring me some dresses and I'll try them on later." Apparently, she was bored out of her mind.
Neji stuffed his hands into his pockets. "Count me in. I'm not shopping with a bunch of lunatics."
Both of them sat down on two chairs waiting for Gai and Lee to pick out a dress. Neji sighed and tapped his fingers on the table resting besides him. Tenten picked at her hair and whistled.
"ARGH! This is so pointless!" Tenten yelled frustrated after the awkward silence. Neji snapped out of his daze and stared at Tenten.
"We could be doing an awesome mission." Neji muttered.
"It's not my fault." Tenten said, oblivious to the fact that she WAS the one who caused the problem.
Neji scoffed. "Please, I thought that every girl in Konoha had a kimono."
Tenten glared. "Then how come I didn't get a memo?"
Neji sat up straight on the chair and stared at Tenten. "Look," he began. "Girls are suppose to own dresses. They're suppose to love to play with their hair and accessorize they're clothes. Girls are suppose to drool over guys like Uchiha Sasuke and gossip about dumb things. GIRLS ARE SUPPOSE TO BE COLORFUL, LOVING AND GRACEFUL!"
Neji panted. Tenten's eyes grew wide.
"Not all girls are the same, you know?" Tenten said.
Neji closed his eyes and smoothed his hair.
Finally, Lee and Gai hopped towards the duo and presented them with many dresses.
Tenten and Neji stared in shock at the colorful array of dresses. Blue, pink, yellow, red green! All the happy colors of the rainbow. Neji nearly screamed at the blinding colors before him and Tenten's hands twitched at the kimonos.
"What do you guys think?" Lee asked, jumping up and down. Gai clapped his hands and cried. (tears of joy?)
Tenten sighed and sank back down on her chair. "No."
Neji glared at the duo standing before him. "Why aren't we doing our mission?"
Lee and Gai stared blankly. "What mission?"
Neji and Tenten both rose mid-air and shook the two idiots hard.
"NO KIMONOS! NO DRESSES! NO SHOPPING FOR GIRLY THINGS!" Tenten screamed.
"I'M BORED OUT OF MY MIND! EVEN A LOWLY D-RANK MISSION COULD BE MORE SATISFYING RIGHT NOW!" Neji remarked at the top of his lungs.
Lee and Gai looked taken back at their team's sudden burst of flame.
Tenten sat back down after Neji and both crossed their arms. Gai cleared his throat.
"Ok. Let's make a deal. Tenten, you pick your own dress and then, we settle off for the this "mission" you talk about." Gai said. Lee nodded thoughtfully. Somehow, Lee seems so much more clueless on paper than in the anime…
Tenten sighed and agreed reluctantly.
(In the Dressing Room)
"I'm almost ready." Tenten said.
Lee, Gai and Neji were waiting outside as Tenten changed into something she picked out herself. At least now, she had the liberty of making sure her dress wouldn't be too bright to shock Neji and blind him.
"Hurry up. The Princess could be dead now, for all we know." Neji grunted.
"Yes, the blossoming youth only lasts for a while, Tenten!" Lee said.
"Have you ever tried a dress on before, Tenten?" Gai asked.
"…" said Tenten.
Neji and Lee looked up quiz fully. Now that you mention it…no one has ever seen Tenten in a dress. Not even her mother…
"Er---of course I have! cough cough…" Tenten replied, her voice cracking a little.
"TENTEN! I'M SHOCKED! I CANNOT BELIEVE SUCH A PRETTY GIRL LIKE YOU HAS NEVER WORN A DRESS BEFORE!" Lee bellowed.
Tenten sweat dropped.
"YES, TENTEN! GIRLS ARE SUPPOES TO OWN DRESSES! THEY'RE SUPPOES TO LOVE TO PLAY WITH THEIR HAIR AND ASSESSORIZE THEIR CLOTHES! GIRLS ARE SUPPOES TO DROOL OVER GUYS LIKE UCHIHA SASUKE AND GOSSIP ABOUT DUMB THINGS! GIRLS ARE SUPPOES TO BE COLORFUL, LOVING AND GRACEFUL!" Gai yelled.
"Ok, it's official…I'm the only one in this village who has not gotten the memo yet…" Tenten said. Even Gai knows that…and that's pretty low for herself to not know something before Gai does.
After a moment of fussing, Tenten finally stepped out of the changing room. The lights brightened.
Gai held his hand to his chest and struggled for breath at the sight.
Neji's eyes widened in shock.
Tenten was absolutely beautiful. She was the angel of Konoha! The goddess of beauty and her radiance glowed in the light. It was as though, her pink and yellow kimono strapped with an orange sash was the highlight of every man's day. Her brown eyes glimmered and her dress flowed freely in the wind (inside?) and she was so beautiful, even the other guys in the store stopped to gape at her and even the ladies paused to admire her beauty. (or just jealous?)
"TENTEN!...YOU….YOU…YOU…!" Lee stammered.
"I..I-I-I-I-I…CAN'T….BELIEVE….!" Gai practically had to shield his eyes to not be blinded by the glowing girl before him.
Tenten looked startled at her teammate's odd reactions. Do I look that bad?
Even Neji looked shocked.
"YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!" Lee and Gai hollered together. They broke down before Tenten's feet and cried in joy. Tenten sweat dropped and her eyes twitched at the two morons who were crying their eyes out. Neji stood up and cleared his throat.
Finally, Lee and Gai stood up and straightened their clothes like nothing has happened. Tenten and Neji waited for what they would do next.
"WE'LL TAKE THE DRESS!" Gai howled and raised his finger to emphasize his point. Lee nodded with enthusiasm and grabbed Tenten by the hand and dragged her to the check out counter and they paid for the dress.
"Well, that's finally over." Neji grumbled.
"Oy." Tenten agreed. She was sort of tired of the men drooling over her in the store.
"WELL NOW! LET US SET OFF TO OUR MISSION!" Lee said. "TENTEN! PUT ON YOUR DRESS AND WE WILL BE OFF!"
"YES!" said Gai. "WE MUST HURRY! THE BLOSSOMING YOUTH WILL WAIT FOR NO ONE!"
Tenten's eyes bugged out. Neji sighed.
"No way." Tenten said. "I'm not going through that process again."
Lee and Gai stopped in midair. "…"
Neji grunted. "Hello? The only fucking reason we bought a dress was so you would wear it on the mission."
Tenten pursed her lips and planted her hands on her hips.
END OF CHAPTER. MORE COMING SOON. THIS WAS BOUGHT TO YOU BY MOI. YOU CAN CALL ME RIN.