Title: Replacements

Fandom: Naruto

Pairing: Sasuke/Tenten. Implied Sasuke/Sakura and Neji/Tenten.

Rating: PG.

Word Count: 310

Summary/Description: Nothing is ever as good as the real thing. (One day, she will ask him to henge.)

Warning/Spoilers: No spoilers. I used a bad word. :O

A/N: For DreamScene17, for the first kiss drabble meme (FINALLY, I KNU). TRUST ME TO TAKE A TOTAL CRACK PAIRING AND ANGST THE HELL OUT OF IT. Um, hope you enjoy, Mayra.

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.

His hair is too short.

It is supposed to swing near his waist, not end abruptly at his neck. It should not be so coarse; she should be able to weave her fingers through it like a breeze. The wrong, wrong, wrong Bloodline Limit runs through his veins and lights up his eyes; those blades are foreign and unreal. He holds her too roughly, and angers too quickly. This is nothing like it should be.

But when he reaches for her, Tenten kisses back anyway. They'd caught eyes after the funeral services, and then, the similarities had struck Tenten like a slap to the face. Now that they have dulled to show her what really stands before her, she still clings to him, like a lifeline.

One day, when they are beyond fucked up and decaying inside, she will ask him to henge.

Her hair is too long.

When he releases it from its confines, he watches with disapproval as it falls to the small of her back. The colour of it reminds him of mud, rather than of soft flower petals. The ends are smooth and straight, rather than jagged and sun-kissed rough. Her eyes should be bright green and sparkling, not limpid brown and flat like cold tea. She flinches when he touches her, and does not respond half as well as he'd like. This is nothing like it should be.

But Sasuke grabs her and kisses her anyway. Her body hasn't been in the ground for two hours, and yet here he is, holding another woman. Sasuke knows he should be ashamed. But he is weak in a way that he will never admit, and if he squints just so, he can almost make out her enthusiasm, her verve, her fire.


He has his replacement, but it will never be as good as the real thing.

A/N: Oh nuuuuuuuuuuues, ppls is dead and they lovers is trying to cope. ;;

Comments really appreciated.