A/N: Thank you all for your countinious reviews! Here's the next chap which happens to be the ending. sniff sniff Sorry I took forever to update but here it is.

I looked up at the nine brides maids. One who happened to be my best friend. She smiled mouthed the the words smile to me. I thought I was smiling.

Beside Harumi was Sakura whom Nami had asked to be another bridesmaid. She playfully stuck her tongue out at me. I would have done it back but like I said before all eyes were on me. Why did I say yes to being the maid of honor? Oh yeah, Nami was my older sister.

I exhaled deeply and looked back down at the floor, it was becoming hard for me to concentrate. Harumi had earlier given me the advice to concentrate on other things.

Other things...


I jogged up the stairs at home. Gennosuke was gone and I could hear Nami throwing a fit in her room. I was tempted to turn around. I might just have done just that if I didn't feel so sorry for her.

"Hey, Nami." I said, leaning against the door from the doorway.

Nami's back faced me and there were piles of clothes all over the floor. She was tossing them around every which way. "I hate this!" she cried.

I didn't need her expanation to know exactly what she was talking about.

"I look fat!" she went on. "I didn't know being pregnant made you look like this!"

"Uh...did you actually expect to be thin while pregnant?" I asked sarcastically.

She turned and glared at me then went back to tossing clothes. "What brings you here anyway?" she snapped. She wasn't her perky jumpy self these days. That's why I had been avoiding her.

"I just stopped by to check on you." I shrugged.

"Only 4 more months of this torture." she grumbled, completly ignoring me. "Hey, do you mind checking on the wedding flowers today?" she asked, reaching out her hand.

I nodded and helped her up. "Only if you let me borrow some of your clothes."

Nami raised a brow. "Why do you wanna borrow my clothes?" she asked, suspiciously.

I shrugged. "Oh, I dunno. I just do."

"I know what this is about." Nami said, smiling mischeviously.

I blushed. "I thought if I go I might as well wear something-"

"Hot!" Nami interruppted.

"Not quite the word I was looking for."

"Go ahead and search through my stuff. I can't fit it anyway." Nami said, still smiling. "You better return it though"

Since Neji and Hinata had some things to take care of before he got to the car wash fundraiser I was going to ride with Naruto. He was waiting downstairs in the living room while I tossed the last bit of Nami's clothes into her closet as she requested. I ran down the stairs and into the livingroom. "O.k, Im ready. Sorry I took so long."

Naruto, who was sitting on the couch playing video games with Gennosuke looked up and gasped.

"Are you seriously planning on wearing a sweater and pants to a car wash in this heat?" he asked.

I nodded and grabbed his hand. "Yes, I am. Now let's go."

I dragged him outside with a quick wave to Gennosuke. Once outside let go of his hand and began to walk fast towards his car.

"Tenten!" he cried after me.

I didn't say anything, instead I climbed into the passenger seat and sat there. Naruto climbed into the drivers seat and cranked up the car. "I know it's not your style but-"

"Just drive." I muttered, moving back my hood and fumbeled with my sweater.

Naruto began to drive. "It's a carwash you can't just..." He went on with his lecture about how I could atleast wear jeans and a shirt not a sweater, meanwhile I removed the sweat shirt and pulled off the pants. "...and if you want to I can-"

"Is this too much?" I interrupted.

Naruto quickly glanced over at me, did a double take and pressed down hard on the breaks. He looked me up and down. I was wearing Nami's clothes ofcourse. No, I wasn't wearing a bikini instead I wore a dark red shirt that came right above my navel. It was fairly tight and I liked the way the ripples formed on it. There were two dark black hand prints on each breast and beneath it it read "Be direct". I also wore Nami's black short shorts that were way too short they were nly 2 inches off from being underwear. The had the words "Diversion" on the back. My hair was down and I had a red pair of shades on.

"Turn the car around." I sighed, reaching for my sweater.

"No...it's not bad at all." he said quickly, pullinh my hand back. He didn't look at me as he spoke. "You just look..."

"O.k, spill it Naruto."

"You don't wanna know what I think." he said, starting the car back up.

I bit my lip and looked out the window. Was that good or bad?

"So how late did Neji say they'd be?" Naruto asked, changing the subject. His eyes were on the road.

I shrugged. "He didn't say. Hinata didn't tell you?"


I sighed. "Sakura's gonna be early right." I said under my breath.



When we drove up to the school parking lot I was in for a big surprise. I thought this was gonna be a small thing, but I should have known by now nothing at our school is ever small.

There were tons of cars parked and waiting to be washed. Most of them were guys cars. The reason for that was obvious. And then I saw Sakura. She was wearing her long pink hair in a poinytail. Her mini skirt was pink along with the bikini top she wore which tied around her neck.

"Naruro!" she waved, making her way over to us. "I thought you wouldn't make it." she said, letting out a sigh of relief. "Where's Hinata?" she asked, looking around.

"She'll be here a little later Tenten's here tho-"

"Awwww..." she interupted, poking out her lip. "We could really use her right now. We're opening up in 5 more minutes." she went on, looking at her pad. She was out right ignoring me.

I rolled my eyes and looked away.

Her and Naruto went on talking for about two more minutes before she left.

"Tell me why I feel like a statue." I said, shaking my head as I watched Sakura walk over to Temari and began a conversation.

"You should have said something to her." he shrugged.

I crossed my arms and leaned against the car, my eyes fixed on the band that played on a small stage. They were a couple of kids from the school who had volunteered their entertainment. They were pretty good.

"Wait here I'll go get the equipment." Naruto said, dashing off towards Sakura.

For the next four minutes I pondered leaving as I sat on the trunk of Naruto's car all the while getting whistles from ass holes. No one had the courage to aske me out on a date. I was Neji's girl and they all knew that. I sorta smiled. I liked the way that sounded.

"One more minute."

The sound of someones whisper and the feeling of there breath in my ear brought me back to reality. Sasuke stood on the ground beside Naruto's car.

"I can't wait." I said sarcastically.

He sorta chuckled and looked over to the crowd of cars. "I have to admit I actually hesistated before approaching you."

"No kidding." I muttered.

"You're rather full of surprises. I didn't expect you to be to enthused to be here nor so bothered."

"I dug a pit and climbed into it." I said, hopping off the trunk. "Is there anyway I can dig myself out. I knew Sasuke knew what I was talking about.

"Hey, I got the stuff." Naruto said, walking up to us and dropping a bucket by my feet. He held two sponges in his left hand. His grin quickly turned to a frown when he saw Sasuke. Since him and Sakura had been getting closer Naruto seemed to hate him even more. Sakura was like the girl who everyone in school had a friendly relationship with. I don't think there was anyone who disliked her. Not even Ino.

"I'll catch p with you later." Sasuke said, giving me a small wave and heading off.

"I don't get why you don't like him." I said to Naruto. We were both watching Sasuke walk away.

"Hn." Naruto said mockingly.

I nudged him playfully. "Hey, that's Neji's favorite word too!"


Sakura counted down for the carwash to begin.

Immediatly after she said one the cars began to pull into the wasing area, the music got louder, and girls began squealing. I covered my ears. That was until I found out why they were squealing. My eyes nearly fell out of their sockets when I saw Neji. He was shirtless and you could see the tattoos on his chest and arm. His black baggy shorts suited him perfectly. This was the second time I had seen him shirtless. The first time had been that time in the shower and I wasn't really able to take it all in then, but now I wanted to faint. I couldn't believe he took intrest in me. Me of all people. He must be blind.

Sasuke whispered something in Neji's ear and he half nodded.

I tore my eyes away and looked at Naruto who was talking to Hinata. I must have been so dazed I hadn't even seen her walk over here.

"Hey, Tenten." she smiled. "You look...stunning." she added, eying me.

I blushed. "Thanks."

"Hey, get to work." Sakura said, playfully. She threw a sponge at Hinata who shrieked loudly. Sakura dashed off towards another car and giggled. Hinata smiled and grabbed Naruto's hand. "Let's begin."

"I'll catch up to you guys!" I called after them. Once again Sakura had pretended I wasn't there. I deserved it yes but it still hurt.

"If I knew heaven was this good I wouldn't have fought dying for so long."

I heard Neji's hot voice behind me. I smiled and turned around. "Are you trying to flatter me?"

"No, I think I've already done that." he said, kissing me lightly on the lips. "Thanks for coming. You look amazing." he whispered as he pulled away.

I pulled back my shades and shook my hair from my face. "You're welcome, just don't ever expect to see me anything like this again."

He laughed and looked me up and down.

"Stop staring." I said, shoving him playfully.

"I'm trying to make the most of this if I won't be seeing it ever again."

I rolled my eyes and bent down to grab a sponge. I grabbed two and handed him one. "Let's get to work."

Thirty minutes into the car washing we things became easier and even more fun(not that they weren't fun before).

"Stop it!" Hinata squealed as Naruto chased her with a hose.

We had all diverted from just plain washing cars and started torturing each other by rubbing suds in eachothers faces, spraying, and chasing each other. So far I had assisted in washing 16 cars. Most of them belonged to guys who had come to see the girls.

"Looks like we're gonna need more soap." Hinata called to Sakura.

"I'll get it." I volunteered.

"O.k." Hinata nodded.

I dropped my sponge and headed inside the school for the gym. It was nice to get out of the sun and take a break. I walked slowly down the hall way. My mind clearing and searching. That's when I remembered Sakura had come in here two minutes ago to get more towels. I was ready to turn around if I hadn't been at the door and Sakura hadn't already seen me. She was leaning against the back wall of the gym, a bucket of water esting beside her feet. She shut her eyes and sighed. Curse Hinata, she knew she was in here.

"I came to get the soap." I said quickly.

"Then get it." she muttered.

That was the first words she had utter to me since she found out the truth. I think if it had been anyone else I would have made a smart remark back, but it wasn't anyone else. It was the girl I had hurt in so many ways.

I walked to the other side of the gym and grabbed a box of soap. I looked back up at Sakura. She hadn't moved. Was this seriosuly how it was gonna be forever?

I took a deep breath. "I'm sorry." I said, slowly.

There was silence.

I sighed and began to walk slowly towards the exit.

"Wait." Sakura called after me.

I nearly jumped out of my skin as I turned around. She picked up her bucket and ran towards me. We stood face to face for awhile neither of us speaking. She opened her mouth to say something but closed it again. She exhaled and lifted the bucket up, tossing the luke warm water on my body.

"Serves you right." she yelled, dropping the bucket to the ground and stomping away. I grabbed her wrist. "Let go of me." she said, trying to yank away but I wouldn't let her. I pushed her against the wall and placed both of my hands against the wall on either side of her face. "Are you done slapping me around?" I asked, hotly.

"No." she said, angrily.

I backed up. "Then finish the job. Hit me all you want."

By now tears were falling from her eyes. She ran towards me and banged her fist against my shoulder. "I hate you." she whispered. "Why didn't you tell me? Why'd you let me fall for...fall for you?" she asked between sobs.

"I tried to tell you." I explained.

"You didn't try hard enough!" she cried, banging my shoulder again.

"You're right." I said slowly. "You're absolutly right."

"You know the worst part about hating you?" she whispered, looking up at me.

I shook my head.

"I don't really hate you at all." she said softly, backing up and looking at the ground.

"You don't?" I asked confused.

She shook her head. "You actually showed me I could love someone when i thought it was completly impossible. I actually owe you alot."

I didn't say anything. I didn't know what to say.

"Aren't you gonna get the soap?" she asked, wiping her eyes. "I'm sure everyone's waiting."

I had forgotten all about my reasons for coming in here. "Soap. Right." I grabbed the soap again and began to walk away. When i got to the door I paused. "Sakura...what do you think about being a bridesmaid?"

(End of flashback)

Since that day me and Sakura had decided to start over. Nami had loved the idea of her being a bridesmaid and things were half normal again.

I took my final step and stood in my place.

Gennosuke walked down next. He couldn't stop smiling. I couldn't see why he was so happy. Nami had been driving everyone mad the past few days before her wedding. But I guess that's what you call true love. Being able to understand words withing words and feelings beneath actions of a person so hard to read.

Now it was Nami's turn to walk down the aisle. She looked fablous. The dress she had picked out practically hid that she was six months pregnant and her hair was phenomonal.

Harumi's eyes were watering and so were Hinata's. I couldn't cry but for some reason I had caught the smiling bug.

Nami winked at me before she joined Gennosuke at the alter. The began speaking. Everything became a blur. The whole vows part thing. My brain tuned back in when I heard the words "I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride."

I couldn't believe it. They were really married. My sister was married to her dream guy. The one she had obsessed over since 8th grade. Dreams really did come true.

(3 hours later)

Nami and Gennosuke had just cut their cake and I was standing by Naruto who was shoving it down his throat. "Thib ib good." he managed to say, through a stuffed mouth.

I couldn't eat. I could barely breathe.

"They're soooo adorable." Harumi remarked, pointing to Nami and Gennosuke.

I nodded.

"You o.k?" she asked, running her fingers through my hair.

I shook my head. "I don't know."

"Let me guess. There's a mixture of unexplainable emotions going through you."

I nodded. "How'd you know?"

"I felt the same way at my mom's second wedding. Then there's the fact that I know you better than anyone else."

I smiled. "That you do."

A familiar beat began to play.

"I love this song." Harumi said, swaying to the tune. I wasn't sure what this song was.

My gaze lingered to Nami who was now on the dance floor with Gennosuke.

"Would you like to dance?." Lee asked, Harumi. He gave a small bow a wide smile. Since we had been on the soccer team toghther we had become sort of friends.

Harumi giggled and held out her hand. I watched them head out to the dance floor. By now alot of people were dancing.

I just want you close

Where you can stay forever

Nami and Gennosuke were dnacing so close, well as close as they could with her stomach being so beig and all. Naruto had finished his cake and he and Hinata were dancing. Sasuke and Sakura were standing against the back wall. She seemed to be trying to convince him to dance but he shook his head. With her persistence he would be dancing in no time.

You can be sure

That it will only get better

"They look happy." Neji said from behind me.

I nodded.

"I wore a tux for you. You owe me alot." He said, placing his hand firmly on his shoulder.

I smiled and turned to face him, taking his hand in mine. "Do you wanna dance?"

You and me toghther

through the days and nights

He grinned and followed me to the dance floor. I put my hands on his shoulders and he wrapped his around my waist.

I don't worry 'cuz

Everything's going to be alright

"I can't believe this is actually happening." I whispered.

"Us dancing or your sister's wedding?"

"Everything. I'm just so...I don't know.



People keep talking they can say what they like

But all i know is everything's going to be alright

"I've actually gone from screw the world to actually caring about things and that's so new for me." I said slowly.

"You should get used to it." he said, tilting my chin up.


What type of anwser was that?

No one, no one, no one Can get in the way of what I'm feeling No one, no one, no one Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you Can get in the way of what I feel for you

"I love, Tenten."

I nearly fainted from shock. My mind racing to the day when he has asked me would it be weird if he said he loved me.

When the rain is pouring down

And my heart is hurting

You will always be around This I know for certain

"R-Really?" I finally managed to say.

"I wouldn't say it if I wasn't serious."

You and me together Through the days and nights

I don't worry 'cuz Everything's going to be alright

I speechless. No guy had ever told me he loved me, well Gennosuke had once but that was different.

"Catch your breath." Neji whispered, twirling me around.

People keep talking they can say what they like

But all i know is everything's going to be alright

He pulled me back close to him and whispered in my ear. "I'm waiting for an anwser."

"I'm seraching my mind for the right words." I replied.

No one, no one, no one Can get in the way of what I'm feeling No one, no one, no one Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you Can get in the way of what I feel

We danced in silence for awhile. My knees were weak and there was a strange feeling rising within me. This song was setting such a strange modd.

I gazed at Nami and Gennosuke who at that moment were sharing a kiss. They loved each other. My eyes wondered from them to Naruto and Hinata who were laughing toghther. They loved each other. Lee lifted harumi off the ground and spun her around. She squealed. I didn't quite know what was going on with them. Sakura and Sasuke were actually dancing now. He looked angry but she was smiling. They were in denial.

I know some people search the world To find something like what we have I know people will try try to divide something so real So til the end of time I'm telling you there is no one

"I'm still waiting." Neji whispered.

"I think this song says half of it." I said.

"What's the rest of it?"

No one, no one, no one Can get in the way of what I'm feeling No one, no one, no one Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you Can get in the way of what I feel for you

The song ended and me and everyone pulled away except me and Neji. He held me tight.

I exhaled deeply and shut my eyes. "You are everything I never knew I always wanted. I lve you, Neji Hyuga."

The minute the words slipped from my lips a faster tune began to play and Nami grabbed my arm. "Dance with me." she said.

I was pulled away into the middle of the dance floor.

Can't help it The girl can't help it

First time That I saw your eyes Boy you looked right through me, mmmhmm

"I love this song!" Nami squealed, shaking her hair and swinging my arm.

Play it cool But I knew you knew That cupid hit me, mmm mmm

I wasn't really good at dancing but I didn't have to be. This was my sister. i could act as crazy as her. I glanced at Neji and smiled as I held my nose and sunk to the ground.

You got me trippin, stumbling, flippin, fumbling Clumsy cuz I'm fallin in love

By now Neji and Gennosuke and the rest of the party guest were watching me and Nami dancing stupidily.

You got me slippin, tumbling, sinking, fumbling Clumsy cuz I'm fallin in love So in love with you

Nami pointed to Gennosuke who smiled.

Can't help it The girl can't help it repeat

Can't breath When you touch me, see

Me and Nami both touched out hearts and pretended to lose our breath.

Butterflies so crazy, mmm mmm Whoa now, think I'm goin down Friends don't know whats with me, mmm mmm

We both pretended to play a guitar. Harumi joined in our craziness. When the song finally ended I was out of breath. I gave Nami a huge hug. "Congradulations." I whispered.

"Thank you."

I pulled away and Gennosuke stepped in. "Here's your bride." I said, backing up.

"Congradulations." Nami mouthed.

I stared at her confused.

She nodded her head to Neji causing, me to blush. Did she know about what had just went on between us?

Where was Neji? I glanced around the room, finally spotted him by the door. I ran over to him. "Where are you going?" I asked.

He shook his head. "Nowhere."

"This dress and these heels are killing me." I said, bending down and straping my heels. "I'm so tempted to just take them off."

"I can help you with that." Neji grinned.

I looked up at him. "Don't think just because I'm in this dress I can't fight." I said, playfully.

"Remember you owe me alot." he said, raising a brow.

"Nope, we're even. I wore shot shorts infront of the entire school, remember?

"Ahhhhh...how can I forget?"

I finsihed strapping my shoe and stood up. "I meant it when I said I loved you." I said, playing with his hair. He hated when I did that but he didn't say anything this time. "I think about you everyday and I guess I'm gonna have to get used to it."

"Same here."

"Okay, let's stop all this mushy stuff it's really getting to me." I laughed.

"If you say so." he said, leaning over and kissing my lips softly.

I knew there was no such thing as happy ever afters but there was a such thing as happy nows and right now I was so happy. Everything was perfect. I didn't want tommorrow to come or this moment to end. But then how would I gwt to live out all the other wonderful moments between me and Neji.

Happiness isn't having what you want, it is wanting what you have. I had Nami. I wanted Nami. I had my friends. I wanted my friends.

I had Neji Hyuga. Boy, did I want him.

A/N: Thank you for reading this story and reviewing! I had such a wonderful time writing it for you guys! I'm sooooo sad it's over. I may add just one more chapter. Maybe. But please review. Oh yeah and the first song was "No one by Alicia Keyes. The second song was "Climsy" by Fergie.