Yo. Hey guys, what's up? Yes'm I've got another Naruto fic out. I'm not sure if it's any good so I decided to only write a little to see if people wanted to read the rest of it.
Disclaimer: Don't own Naruto(damn)
AU. Would take place right after the Sasuke Retrieval Arc, but Naruto's still around.
"…" spoken words
Okay! On with the show!
"Yes it is Neji-nii-san. I guess I should be thanking you for the invitation. Why did you want to take a walk again?"
"… I needed to talk to you about something." The two Hyuuga walked through the forests surrounding Konoha at a leisurely pace. Hyuuga Hinata watched her cousin carefully. She had long since lost her stuttering around him, in fact, he had become like the brother she never had.
He wanted to talk to her about something? That in itself was strange, Neji never wanted to talk…ever. Did she do something? The heiress started to get nervous; she didn't want the boy to be mad at her again.
"Don't be nervous Hinata-sama. I just wanted to do something that should have been done a long time ago."
"Nande?" Hinata looked puzzled as her cousin froze for a moment, and was shocked when Neji dropped onto his knees and bowed.
"Forgive me Hinata-sama. It was out of line of me to speak to you that way during the Chuunin Exam. I have learned the error of my thinking and realized that my words and my actions were unacceptable. Please forgive me."
The blue-haired kunoichi was dumbstruck. She had always just ignored their battle during the preliminary rounds of the Chuunin Exam. Neji had improved so much with his attitude towards the Main House that she did not want to bring up the dark chapter of his life.
She knelt down. "Please stand up Neji-nii-san. Of course I forgive you; I had forgiven you a long time ago. Don't do this, not for me." She knew how much it had injured her cousin's pride to bow down her, or anyone for that matter.
The pale-eyed boy looked up at her, and she smiled reassuringly.
"Thank you Hinata-sama." He smiled, well, almost smiled. Hyuuga Neji did not smile often.
The two Hyuuga sat in comfortable silence for a long while.
That is until someone decided that the two young shinobi had had enough relaxation. Out of no where a barrage of kunai appeared, launching themselves towards the cousins.
"Hinata-sama get down!" Neji stood up protectively over the Main House heiress. "Kaiten!" The Leaf ninja whirled in perfect formation so as to let no harm come to Hinata.
After all of the kunai had successfully been deflected, Neji stopped his Kaiten and checked on his cousin. Satisfied that she was unharmed, the Branch House Hyuuga activated his Byakugan, noticing that Hinata had done the same.
"You can come out, now. There's no use in hiding, I will find you."
Soft chuckling was all the answer the pair received for a moment. Until a man wearing no hitae-ate emerged from the trees. He had long dark green hair, and piercing navy eyes.
"You two must be of the Hyuuga House, am I correct?"
"How do you know who we are?" Neji stepped protectively in front of his cousin. The man merely laughed again.
"Well I'll be needing to be taking the girlie with me." Hinata squeaked from behind her protector.
Neji's eyes narrowed. "I don't think so." His mind was racing. If he sent Hinata off now, that could prove disastrous. He had no information on the man before him, if the man was faster than him than the kunoichi would be easy prey. She would have to stay here.
The man sighed. "Come on now, don't make this a pain. I just want to take the girlie without a commotion."
"Than you did not plan accordingly. To get to Hinata-sama you'll have to go through me."
The man rolled his eyes. "If you want to do this the hard way, I can't say that I didn't warn you."
"Hinata-sama," Neji muttered, "stay behind me. Do not take any unnecessary risks." His tone left no room for argument and the blue-haired kunoichi nodded.
The pale-eyed prodigy got into the famed Gentle Fist fighting stance. Instead of sending shivers down his spine, which was the normal reaction, the green haired man merely smiled.
"Laugh at this! Hakke Rokujuyon Sho!" Neji's seemingly unstoppable arsenal of Jyuuken blows were launched at this strange man before him.
As the genius finished up what he thought was the end of the fight, he smirked. But he gasped at what he saw.
The man merely brushed the dirt off of his shoulders, haughtily. "Was that the famed Hakke Rokujuyon Sho? That was it? Well, you are boring so I suppose I'll dispose of you now and take the girlie with me."
"Hinata-sama is not going anywhere."
Now the smirk belonged to the mysterious shinobi. He began to form a series of quick hand seals and the sky darkened.
Neji had never encountered anything like this. The man should not be able to stand, let alone perform seals and use his chakra.
Lightening forked through the sky and what the Hyuuga thought was just a coincidental storm proved to be his downfall. The electric current took him by surprise and struck his left arm.
He cried out in pain as the lightening surged through his body and opened a large gash on his forearm.
"Neji-nii-san!" Hinata rushed forward wanting to assist her hurting cousin.
"Hinata-sama," Neji managed to say from behind gritted teeth, "stay back." The kunoichi stopped, looking hurt, but listened to the pale-eyed shinobi.
The dark-eyed nin in front of them merely laughed again as Neji rushed him and attacked him with more Gentle Fist style attacks, however only with his uninjured right arm. To the pale-eyed genin's horror the attacks did not seem to have any affect on the ninja before him.
"Wondering why your attacks are being nullified?"
The green haired shinobi grinned. "Well that's just gonna be too bad, cause I'm not telling."
Neji's eyes narrowed. 'Fine, my Jyuuken isn't working…I'll just have to try something else.' You didn't train with Rock Lee without picking up a few of his techniques.
"Konoha Daisenpu!" The teen's spun in the taijutsu-master's technique. The other man looked mildly surprised, but merely dodged the top kick of the jutsu by ducking.
This time it was the Hyuuga's turn to smirk. This was the purpose of the second kick, and true enough, the second kick aimed lower for a ducking opponent. Neji's foot made contact with the man's jaw with a large amount of force. A crack was heard and it was clear that his jawbone had broken.
The mystery shinobi glared daggers at the pale-eyed boy, and earned a smirk back. Neji merely got back into a taijutsu stance.
"I am not so incompetent that I can only use one type of attack." To prove his point the genius prepared for yet another of his teammate's famed attacks. Though the shinobi was ready, he could not foresee the Hyuuga using advanced taijutsu as well as Jyuuken.
"Konoha Reppu!" Neji disappeared only for a moment and reappeared to sweep the feet out from under his opponent. Having not finished yet the prodigy smirked and disappeared again.
"Kage Buyo!" He appeared behind the mystery shinobi, both of them airborne. He grabbed on to the other ninja and sent them into the ground, well, sent the dark-eyed ninja into the ground.
Taking the few moments while his opponent was down, Neji deactivated his Byakugan and went to check on his cousin.
"Hinata-sama! She emerged from a group of bushes to the side.
"Neji-nii-san are you alright!" He nodded. "Please let me help, I know I can do something against him."
"No. Hinata-sama, Jyuuken attacks won't work." He didn't say it but he knew that the Gentle Fist Techniques were the only ones that the kuniochi knew. She lowered her head.
A great presence of chakra behind them alerted Neji to the danger behind him. "Hinata-sama get down!" He covered the Main House heiress with his own body and gasped as he felt four kunai embedded in his back.
"Neji-nii-san!" Hinata screamed and turned her cousin over. The mystery shinobi crossed over to the pair quickly and lifted the Konoha nin by the throat.
The pale-eyed genin struggled for air, but none came. Hazy yellow spots danced across his vision from the air-deprivation. Hinata desperately tried attacking the ninja that held her cousin, but to no avail. The Jyuuken attacks did nothing.
After what seemed like forever to the Hyuuga, the man dropped him and delivered a quick blow to the blue-haired kuniochi's head, knocking her unconscious.
"I hate to kill children, so I'll just leave now. Do not follow me; I will be forced to kill you."
Neji tried to stand up, but his legs would not respond. "Hinata-sama!" He rasped. The man smirked again, before disappearing with the unconscious form of Hinata under one arm.
Yes, I know I'm evil. It's a short chapter and a cliffy! runs from readers Not sure if this story is worth finishing, so tell me if it sucks or not! Neji is an extremely hard character to write fics about without making him seem OOC : P
P.S. I'm looking for a beta if anyone would like to help!