Another poor excuse for a story. This one will be changed into T sometime later...I think. Anyway, I hope you find some sort of entertainment for you. I don't know if it's the right rating right now but I know that it will change to M.
Hinata sat on the cold, hard ground, hugging her knees close to her chest. She sat near the edge of a cliff, looking down at the calm ocean that she could barely see. It was still slightly dark outside, the sun ready to rise. Hinata always loved this time of day. She looked towards the water, where it touched the sky. Far away, the sky started turning a dark-red color. Hinata kept looking to that part of the sky.
The slowly came above the horizon to start another day. Hinata closed her eye as the sun's warmth covered her face. The wind from the sea started blowing towards the land. It came to the top of the cliff where Hinata sat. It flew in her face and her hair. She sighed happily at the touch. The warmth of the sun and the cool breeze of the wind, what more can you ask for?
"Hinata," a voice sang in her ear. Hinata opened her eyes and turned around. Right behind her stood Tenten with a full-grown forest behind her.
"Morning Tenten-chan," Hinata greeted with a smile. Tenten smiled back as she plopped down next to indian style. They sat there for a few minutes, enjoying the morning air. They sat there watching the sun inch towards the sky. Tenten reached into her nin-pouch and took out a small chain clutched in her hand. Hinata noticed. She took her eyes off the ocean and looked at Tenten curiously. Tenten just smiled and opened her hand. In the middle of her palm was a small necklace. Attached to it was a small, thin, silver heart.
"That's a nice necklace," Hinata said with a hint of disappointment.
"It's for you," Tenten said as she happily as she quickly grabbed the chain as she let it dangle from her fingers. Hinata started surprisingly.
"For me?" Hinata asked confusedly with a hint of joy. She held out her hand. Tenten let go of the necklace and let it fall into Hinata's palm.
"Yeah," Tenten said with a smile. "I though it might look good on you."
"It must cost you a fortune," Hinata said feeling the small chain in her hand.
"No, not really, but it wasn't cheap," Tenten said as she giggled.
"Hinata, Tenten" They both looked behind to see Sakura and Ino standing on the branch of a tall tree.
"Hey you two, it's time to head back," Sakura yelled at them as she waved her hand.
"Hey Sakura, I'll race you back to the dojo," Ino said loudly.
"Your on," Sakura said already jumping away into the forest. Tenten quickly got up and started running into the forest. Hinata was holding the necklace, ready to put around her neck.
"Let's go Hinata, we don't want to be left behind," Tenten said jumping into the forest from the tree branches. Hinata didn't have enough time to put the necklace on. She quickly put in her nin-pouch. She quickly followed behind Tenten, into the forest. She jumped from branch to branch, gaining speed with every step she took. She jumped faster till she could see the back of Tenten's back. From then on she kept her distance.
She saw Tenten look behind her and smile as she sped up. Hinata jumped to a few more trees before jumping off the last one onto a dirt road in the middle of a rice field. She kept on running. She could see from the corner of her eyes the workingwomen picking in the ankle high water. Before she knew it, she was already running in the middle of a grassy field.
Hinata looked to the side of her. She could see a group of girls playing around in the big piles of leaves that have already fallen off the trees. She smiled then turned her head back straight. She could already see the head gates that lead inside the city limits. She looked towards Tenten. She looked behind her and motioned Hinata to keep going.
They quickly entered the gates and jumped up to the rooftops escaping the busy streets. They swiftly made their way in front of the dojo. They stopped to catch their breath at the front door.
"That was a good warm up," Tenten said stretching her back unaffected. Hinata, on the other hand, was catching her breath. Tenten looked back at Hinata and sighed sympathetically. "Let's go inside. Sakura and Ino are probably waiting for us in there." Hinata nodded her head and followed Tenten into the Dojo. Inside was completely empty.
"Where is everybody?" Hinata asked out loud.
"I don't know. They all should be here," Tenten said confuse. Just then, Sakura and Ino entered the dojo behind them.
"Guess what?" Ino said happily in a singing voice. Hinata and Tenten looked at each other, then back at Ino.
"We give up, what is it?" Tenten asked questioning.
"Well, we just got done talking with Kurenai-sensei," Sakura said in the same voice kind of voice. Hinata and Tenten's curiosity grew.
"Well…?" Tenten said slightly impatient.
"What did Kurenai-sensei say?" Hinata asked kindly.
"She said that Tsunade-sama gave all of the ninja the day off." Ino said more excited than a few seconds ago. "Isn't that great?" Hinata sighed gratefully. Tenten had other thoughts.
"That mean we all have to go shopping." Sakura said happily.
"Uh…" Tenten began to say, the disapproval obvious in her tone.
"Come on Tenten, its not that bad." Sakura said reading the look on her face. "We have to go shopping."
"Yeah, when will we have another chance to have a day off," Ino said desperately. "With all the missions we do, we barely have enough time for all four of us to get together."
"Can't we all do something that doesn't have to do with clothes, like train or something," Tenten said.
"We always do that. We have to do something fun." Sakura said with the same tone as Ino did. "Plus, I heard there was going to be a sale today." Sakura grabbed Tenten's arm just as Ino grabbed her other one, already pulling her out the door.
"I said I don't want to go shopping," Tenten said trying to make her voice demanding, utterly failing.
"How about we go to the bathhouses by the springs," Hinata suggested quietly. Sakura and Ino stopped pulling.
"That's a great idea Hinata," Tenten said sounding excited. "There'll probably not be that many people their due to the sales and a nice bath always feels good in the morning," Tenten jerked away from Ino's and Sakura's grip.
"You know, that's probably true," Sakura said pleased. She looked at Ino for approval.
"Then what are we waiting here for. Let's get going before other people start thinking the same thing," Ino said excitedly as she started heading out the door.
Hinata lifted the bucket over her head and flipped it over letting the water run over her body, removing all the soap suds covering her body. She shivered from the touch. She turned around to see her friends already sitting in the hot spring.
"Jump in Hinata, the waters fine," Sakura said as she relaxed her body against the side of a boulder. She quickly grabbed a towel and wrapped her long hair. Hinata got up and made her way to the edge of the spring. She placed her feet in first, getting used to the heat. Then let her body slide into the waters.
"This was a good idea," Tenten said as she also relaxed against a boulder.
"Now we just have to watch out for perverts," Ino commented as she swimming to the middle of the spring.
"What's the pervert?" Hinata asked. Ino, Sakura, and Tenten looked at her with bewildered faces.
"You don't know what a pervert is," Sakura said amazed. Hinata just shook her head. Sakura and Ino looked at each other, then smiled obviously interested. They retreated from their spots and started swimming closer to Hinata.
"Girls," Tenten called shaking her head in disapproval. "Don't tell her those ridiculous stories."
"Hinata has a right to know," Sakura said, placing herself right next to Hinata. Ino sat on the other side of Hinata.
"But that's just a silly myth girls came up with to scare each other," Tenten said trying to reason with.
"They say a pervert is a monsters," Ino said already starting to tell Hinata the story.
"Monsters?" Hinata repeated, sounding frighten. Ino nodded her head slowly.
"What do they do?" Hinata asked curiously.
"Nothing, Hinata. They do nothing," Tenten said reassuring. Sakura threw her a glare. She threw one back.
"Tenten's right," Ino agreed. "It just like to stare at you naked body while you take a bath."
"What?" Hinata practically yelled surprised. Sakura started laughing. "Why?"
"They like to imagine how it would feel like to touch you," Ino said plainly with a smug grin on her face. Hinata quickly hugged her self as if she were being watched right now. Sakura tried to cover her laughter but failed.
"Ino, you're scaring her," Tenten said in a pleading tone, hoping that would give her a clue to stop.
"It likes to touch girls with its cold hand and hug them into their freezing body," Ino said looking Hinata straight in the eyes, seeing the fright in them.
"Hinata, keep in mind that this is all just a myth," Tenten said annoyed of this nonsense.
"What do they look like?" Hinata asked too interested to stop. Tenten sighed once again.
"No one knows what it really looks like," Sakura said this time. "But everyone knows it big enough to overpower even the toughest women.
"They are usually spotted by hot springs. Just like this one," Ino said slyly. Sakura started giggling once more while Tenten sighed and rolled her eyes. "It's can be hidden behind the wooden fence, looking though the cracks, or in the trees, getting a full view." She pointed above the fence into the leaves of the trees surrounding the bathhouse. Hinata shivered at the thought.
"If you listen closely, you can hear them laughing," Sakura said in a whisper near Hinata's ear. They all stayed silent, waiting for something to happen.
"Okay, girls, I think that's enough scaring Hinata for one morning," Tenten finally said annoyed breaking the silent. She swam towards Hinata, shooing away Ino and Sakura. They gladly swam away from Hinata giggling with satisfaction.
"Don't worry Hinata," Tenten said reassuring placing an arm around her shoulder. "That's was just a myth. There's nothing to be afraid of. Sakura and Ino were just trying to scare you."
"I think I did a pretty good job, don't you think," Ino said across from the spring with Sakura. Tenten shot them a glare. They just laughed. Abruptly, blasts of loud thunder quieted them from their laughter.
"Hey, I think it's going to rain," Sakura suddenly said looking up to the sky. Hinata looked up. The sunny day that she saw that morning was now covered with dark, grey cloud that could rain any second.
"We better get out before it starts to pour," Tenten quickly said getting out of the spring; Hinata, Sakura, and Ino following her out.
"Aw, I wanted to go shopping afterwards," Ino said as they made their way inside the bathhouse, drying themselves off. Hinata made her way to her basket of clothes. She quickly put them on, not wanting to get caught by the rain. She finally put on her jacket last. Then she remembered the necklace Tenten gave her that morning. She could put in on now. She gabbed her nin-pouch and started searching though it. She looked behind her kunais and scrolls, but she couldn't find it.
"Hinata, is something wrong?" Tenten asked her. Hinata looked behind her to see Tenten, Sakura, and Ino already waiting by the exit for her.
"No, nothing's wrong," Hinata said with a nervous laugh. Her friends just looked at each other confused, then back at her.
"Are you sure?" Sakura asked curiously. Hinata nodded quickly.
"I just remembered I have some family business to take care off," Hinata said quickly. "Just go on without me." Her friends waited a few seconds to silently decide.
"Okay, then," Tenten finally said. "See you tomorrow, Hinata." She walked out of the bathhouse.
"Later,' Sakura called out following Tenten.
"Bye Hinata," Ino called out her farewell also following out of the bathhouse. Finally she was the left alone in the bathhouse. She quickly went back searching for the necklace. She could have sworn that she put it her nin-pouch. She looked a second time, then a third time. The necklace was no where to be found.
"Where did I leave it," Hinata thought to herself. Then it hit her. "It must be back on that cliff. I must have dropped it." She quickly placed her pouch on her hip and ran out of the bathhouse in a panic. She sprinted down the road headed for the front gates of the city. The bathhouses where located in the back of the city making it longer to reach the gates. She decided to jump on the rooftops dodging the traffic in the street.
She noticed the women and girls quickly make their way to shelter as the skies grew darker. She felt tiny drops of water already falling from the sky. She finally made her way to the front gates and sprinted down the fields. The winds grew harder every yard she ran and the drops started bombarding the ground hard. She knew that she was going to become soaked once she got home, but she already gone so far to turn back.
She finally reached the edge of the forest as the rain erupted from the clouds. She quickly jumped up to the trees, hoping the leaves would help block the rain. It would have but the wind blew the leaves away giving room for the rain to hit her. She was soaking wet now. She quickly made it to the last tree, just near the cliffs to the shores. The waters tossed and turned frantically in the wind and rain.
Her surrounding was as dark as night. The rain and wind combined made it harder to see. Her hair flew wildly in her face. She quickly activated her byakugan as she jumped out of the tree searching grounds for her missing necklace. She walked over to where she would sit every morning, fighting back to wind. There it was, sitting there by it's lonesome.
Hinata just as she reached down and grabbed hold of it, a flash of light blinded her as thunder came to her hears like a scream. She closed her eyes from the light, feeling herself falling. She quickly opened her eyes, looking before her the dark waters. She screamed. Then darkness surrounded her.
That's the first chapter...I guess that's it. I'll post the next one soon...I think/hope.