Tsunade gave Hinata a sleeping drought and put her to sleep. She was in a deep sleep for three days and Tsunade had to ban Neji from the hospital. On the day of her release, Neji was waiting outside and to Hinata's surprise he was not alone.

"Neji! Oh…Kiba…and…Shino?" They all ran up to her and gave her a quick hug before turning her over to Neji. He immediately scooped her into his arms and planted a kiss on her lips.

"Neji! You don't have to…carry me you know," she giggled. He put her down and wrapped his arms around her.

"I've missed you."

"Well…I've only been gone three days."

"But that's three days we haven't had together. We'll have to make up for it later." She blushed until her face was a deep shade of pink. Shino and Kiba just laughed.

"You know Hinata, when Neji first told us about your engagement, I thought it was weird but seeing the two of you together like this, I actually think it's kinda cute," Kiba smirked.

"Glad you approve Kiba," Neji replied.

"So do I. I've always hoped this would happen," Shino added. "For some reason, I've never thought anyone was good enough for Hinata. But Neji…this is a decision in which neither of you can go wrong. And as much as I was getting used to the idea of Hinata and Kilik or Neji and Tenten, this just seems like the perfect fit."

"Th…thank you guys so much," Hinata replied shyly. Neji leaned over and kissed her cheek. Before he could scoop her in his arms and run off, Tsunade appeared in front of them all.

"Lord Hokage, to what do we owe this honor?" Neji asked bowing. The others followed suit by bowing as well.

"Oh there's no need to bow. This is strictly me popping in to deliver good news. Neji, your uncle has insisted that the two of you get married soon. He's…on some sort of tirade about grandchildren," she laughed. Neji and Hinata cast each other wary looks but then laughed.

"Uh…is that the news?" Shino asked.

"No…hmm…oh yes, I come to tell you that Lita and Kendrik are now officially over the village hidden in the rain. They have started back up their ninja training program and Iruka has agreed to help them with their younger students for a while just to give them an idea of how to get started."

"That's great! I'm very proud of them," Hinata said happily.

"Yeah, I thought you might wanna know. Anyway, I gotta go oh and Shino…Kiba, Kurenai is looking for you." Tsunade disappeared and after saying their good-byes, Shino and Kiba disappeared as well leaving Neji and Hinata all alone.

"You know if you're not ready for children then that's all well and good however, I'll have you to know that I have no problem whatsoever helping you make them," he whispered. She looked at him, her eyes wide with shock before she started to smile.

"I…only desirable women are worth conceiving with."

"And you get more and more desirable with each passing second and if you're not careful, I just may prove it to you. The 'rotation' that I use against my enemies is nothing compared to the 'rotation' I'll use against you my princess." Her jaw dropped at this causing Neji to chuckle. He scooped her into his arms and smiled down at her. "It's time to make up for lost time princess. Where to my lady?"

"How about the spring? The one just outside the forest?"




Orochimaru sat in his study lost in thought. It had been almost a week and a half since the Leaf Village weaklings had broken in and taken back his captives. This angered Lord Orochimaru to the point where he had almost sent Kabuto to retrieve Hinata. Even though she was just a mere child, he had grown fond of her in the short time he spent with her. The innocence on her face, the rare beauty, the frightened looks she had atoned when she would temporarily snap out of her trance…it was all very…satisfying. Orochimaru stood to his feet and walked down the hall. He found Sasuke sitting on the floor staring at the ground. Mmm…poor Sasuke. I know about you and your feelings for Hinata. I can't say that I blame you because I fear I may have feelings for her too. Oh bother…we'll get her back soon Sasuke but in the meantime…

"Hey Sasuke. I have some news for you," Orochimaru hissed.

"I hope it's helpful. I'm tired of wasting time here. The sooner I find my brother the better."

"Well, on the contrary it will be much sooner. I hear the Akatsuki is nearby. So close in fact, that they are planning on making a few short stops near here; one stop being the Village Hidden in the Leaves," he grinned.

"WHAT?!? WHEN? HOW LONG DO I HAVE?" he asked eagerly.

"Hmm…I'm not really sure but if it's any help to you, I hear that they took out a whole village about 400 miles south of here. That means they are—give or take—2 weeks from here. Now what are you planning to do Sasuke Uchiha?"

"Nothing. I'll wait for him to come to me."

"Mhmm…smart boy." He's trying to protect the Leaf Village and more importantly Hinata. The boy has grown soft…but I may be able to use this to my advantage. "If you need me, I'll be in my study. I have plans to make for future takeovers. Oh, and by the way Sasuke, I hear Hinata's getting married. A little birdie told me that she's marrying…her cousin and most feared of all Hyuga's…Neji."

Orochimaru left moments later leaving Sasuke in a much better mood.So you're finally showing your face big brother? This time I will succeed in killing you and then afterwards…He pulled a pink hair bow out of his pocket and frowned. Neji and Hinata…cousins? How strange…why would Neji…But then it dawned on him. Neji must have also had feelings for Hinata.

"That would explain why he was so anxious to get Kilik out of the way."Oh well…guess that means I'll have to tread lightly but Neji better watch out. The first time he starts pushing Hinata away I'll be right there with arms wide open…


Neji and Hinata had been lying underneath a tree watching the sky all afternoon. Neji was enjoying running his hands through her hair while she rested next to him. Every now and then a soft purr would escape her causing the bulge in his pants to become ever so bothersome. A rough breeze passed through, pushing strands of Hinata's navy strands in her face. She reached up to move them but Neji stopped her.

"No…I'll get it." He rolled over to his side and pulled the strands out of her face, revealing those marvelous Hyuga orbs. "Is that better?"

"Ye…yes." He stared at her for the longest of times until she reached up and caressed his cheek. His eyes closed immediately, taking in her soft touch. "I…I love it…when you do that," she whispered.

"Do what?"

"Respond to my touches," she answered shyly.

"Now watch me respond to yours." He rolled over on top of her and just stared into her eyes hungrily. He had been telling himself all day that he would not take advantage of her. He closed his eyes and cursed himself for even thinking…but then he felt her fingers teasing his spine and he just had to respond. He sat up and removed his shirt before covering her body with his; leaning over to kiss her neck gently.

"Neji…" His lips moved from her neck to her mouth, covering it and kissing her hard and hungrily. Low growls escaped his throat as her hands moved up and down his chest. He sat up and ripped Hinata's shirt off and was surprised to see that she wasn't wearing a bra. He lowered his head and took one of her breasts into his mouth suckling gently, responding to her every moan.

"Neji…" As he continued to play with her nipples, his hands made their way down her sides and up her skirt feeling her silky smooth legs and thighs.

"I almost forgot how soft you were princess." He slid her panties off of her and tossed them aside. Then he ran his hands back up her skirt until her reached his destination. She let out a gasp when he touched her but he just grinned. Her embarrassed look just seemed to turn him on much more and the fact that she was already ready for him thrilled him to the fullest. But still…he had always wanted to…

"Neji…please…" she begged.

"As you wish." His fingers caressed her softly as she wriggled around. Her need for him was increasing with each passing second but Neji wanted to pleasure her beyond belief. He slipped in his finger and she let out a loud cry as he moved within her, his gentle fingers finding all the right places.

"Neji…Neji please…" He finally removed his fingers and then grabbed her right leg, lifting it towards his face. He played with her toes making her giggle before licking each one…his tongue making a path up her thighs and back to her womanhood. His tongue moved up and down, tasting all of her as she ran her fingers in his hair, moaning with pleasure. His tongue moved gracefully within her and it wasn't long before the orgasm hit causing her to cry out.

"Shh…not so loud princess," he whispered. "Don't want uncle to hear you," he said chuckling. He slipped out of his pants and crawled on top of her but she quickly rolled over, putting him on bottom. "Hi…Hinata?"

"My turn," she whispered. She straddled him then leaned forward planting small kisses down his chest and in between his thighs. She smiled up at him before taking him into her mouth, making circles with her tongue causing him moan with pleasure.

"Oh…Hinata…I can't…I have to have you now!" He sat up and grabbed her by the waist, placing her on top of him. He was about to roll her over but she had already took him in her hand, slipping his hardness inside of her.

"Hi…Hinata…" She smiled rocking back and forth as he caressed her breasts. Her rhythm was slow and steady but he longed for more of her. His hands found her hips, lifting her slightly so he could feel more of her. She rocked faster and faster but before her orgasm could hit he pulled her close and flipped her over so that he was now on top.

"My turn," he whispered. "Let me guide you to our destination." She wrapped her legs around his waist as he parted her legs and settled between her. She lifted her head and kissed him gently before he plunged deep inside her, making her gasp.

"Ne…Neji…" She bit her bottom lip and curled her toes as he thrust deeper finding each sensitive spot as if he'd always known. She arched her back moving with him, matching his rhythm with her own. One…two…three thrusts later and they both cried out. Both were exhausted yet neither wanted to move. Finally Neji rolled over and pulled Hinata against him. He threw an arm over her and kissed the back of her head. She sighed and wriggled next to him making herself more comfortable.

"Better stop that wriggling. It might get you into trouble," he whispered.

"I think I'm already in trouble," she said happily. He reached behind him and grabbed his jacket, throwing it over the both of them.

"Hinata…are you certain…this is what you want?"

"I've never been surer of anything in my life. I love you Neji Hyuga and I hope you'll be my husband."

"I love you too Hinata. Don't worry. I'll be your husband, your lover, your king, and your protector for as long as you want me too."

"How about forever?"

"As you wish my princess."

They both laid there under the tree until they both fell asleep, each dreaming about the other and the metamorphosis that worked to change their destinies for the better. This, however, was only the beginning of a long and beautiful future that awaited them both.

The End

AN: Okay. So I hope you enjoyed it. I just had to get a little Neji/Hinata action otherwise it would have been a gip to myself. Yes, this is the end. I think 35 chapters is long enough. Whew. And let me tell you, I never intended to make this story so long…or so complicated. o.O Gahh, I do it to myself everytime…which is why I have so many unfinished stories. I plan to finish them…eventually. It's kind of hard when your mind is always running with brilliance. Now about the ending…If I wanted to do a sequel—no let me rephrase that—if I had the TIME to do a sequel, I could easily do one. My mind had already thought about four chapters into a sequel which would most likely begin with the return of Mr. Sasuke Uchiha or the Akatsuki. Although, if I did a sequel, I'd only complicate things more. I have hinted at several possible pairings which include Sakura/Gaara, Tenten/Lee, Sasuke/Hinata, Hinata/Itachi, Hinata/Orochimaru, Tsunade/Kakashi, and then I still have Lita and Kendrik—both who are very single. But like I said, these are all just possibilities. I don't know if I'd have time to do one anytime soon. I really, really need to make better grades this semester. I got 3 Bs, a C, and a D. The 'D' came from New Testament but really, can you blame me? Actually, I would get bored in there and start writing fanfiction. I know. I need to be a better Christian but at least I passed! –grins- Well, I think that's everything. The world has not ended. If you liked this story so much, just read some of my others. I highly doubt you'll be disappointed. If I have a story that sucks, I quit writing it. Simple as that. Moving on…Thanks…Special thanks goes out to all who have read and reviewed. Your reviews are encouraging and I feed off of them to make myself better. For those of you who just read and did not review, I'm not mad at you. In fact, the old saying goes, if you have nothing nice to say then don't say it at all so I'll just assume that you hated it. LOL Let's see…I think that's everything. Sorry for such a long author's note but I felt thanks was definitely in order since this was my first story that reached over 100 reviews. Yay!