SasuHina- Love Story
Time: Sasuke and Hinata are about 4 years old.
Sasuke cursed himself for being so foolish. Fiery pain shot up his leg, as he ripped the shuriken out of his foot. During his shuriken practice, he had clumsily stepped on a stray weapon. Ouch.
The little boy tried to stand up, but lost balance. He gritted his teeth in frustration, and began crawling over the ground.
Hiashi, Hizashi, Neji, and Hinata were taking a walk. Hinata had insisted, although Hiashi couldn't understand why. There was no point for her to go out, for she couldn't see anything.
Yes, his daughter was born blind. The heir to the clan was blind. Nothing could hide his disappointment, but he still loved his daughter. She was kind and sweet, and good to all around her.
He felt a tug at his sleeve, and saw a pale hand clutching the cloth. "What is it, Hinata?"
She said in a quiet but calm voice, "Father, there's a boy hurt over there. He can't walk, so may we help him?"
Hiashi couldn't see anyone, so then activated his Byakugan and there he saw Sasuke, crawling feebly far away. He blanched. She's blind! How can she see him?!
The group ran forward, Neji holdin Hinata's hand, and they were at Sasuke's side.
"Don't move," Hiashi ordered. "We'll take him to the hospital. Hinata is due for a check-up anyway."
Hizashi picked up the wounded boy, and the head of the clan turned to Hinata. "Hinata, how did you know he was here?"
Hinata shrugged her shoulders and replied simply, "I felt his pain."
As they walked, Sasuke couldn't help but stare at the little girl holding the man's hands. She was a small thing, but something in her seemed to seize Sasuke.
Her eyes were different from the other little boy and the two older men. Her eyes seemed more crystallized, more frozen than theirs.
But he had to admit she was cute. Sasuke blushed lightly at the thought but continued to gaze at the girl. Her midnight blue hair was cut short, and her face was round Her skin was a soft milky color, and she spoke in a quiet voice.
Soon they were at the hospital, and a nurse was fussing over Sasuke. Soon, Itachi and Sasuke's father arrived at the hospital and chided the boy for being so air headed.
"If it weren't for the Hyuugas, you would have been infected and we would've had to cut your foot off," Itachi said in a brotherly tone.
Sasuke whimpered at the thought of being footless, and then Fugaku said, "Be sure to thank the Hyuugas later Sasuke. The doctor said you will have to stay for a while until you can walk again."
A groan escaped Sasuke's throat when his brother and father left. What a waste of time!!!
There was a knock on his door, and he called, "Come in!"
The pale girl stepped in, and stared at Sasuke, not even blinking. Sasuke found it a bit disturbing.
"Hello, you're that boy whose foot got injured, am I correct?" Her voice had an air of politeness.
Sasuke nodded, not saying a word. But the girl seemed to be waiting for something, and inclined her head.
The raven-haired boy asked with confusion, "What is it?"
"I await an answer."
"I nodded." His voice was annoyed at this stupid girl. Is she blind?!
Almost as if she read his thoughts, she spoke in a low voice, "I apoloize. I am blind, so I couldn't see."
Sasuke's jaw dropped. "W-Why are you…"
She smiled sadly and answered for him, "I was born this way. Before I forget, here." She held out a hand and she clutched a yellow rose.
"This was sent to me by some kind volunteers here, but since I cannot see the beauty of it, I wish you to have it."
Sasuke turned his eyes away from her and then spoke in spoiled manner, "I have no need for something that means nothing."
He stole a glance at the girl, who looked a bit pained, which made him feel guilty (he was four years old!).
"But if it means friendship?"
He could tell that the girl was lonely, and he pitied her. He made up his mind and accepted the simple gift, making her smile happily.
She looked completely different when she smiled, it made Sasuke want to smile back.
"What is your name?" he asked.
"Hyuuga Hinata. And you?"
Sasuke was silent for a while, his mind plotting.
"You're going to have to find that out on your own, now won't you? For now, just call me Hero."
"Why won't you tell me?"
"Aren't you sometimes bored? Well, to kill time, try putting clues together to figure out my name!"
Hinata smiled again, "That's a great idea, Hero!!" (Remember, they're 4 years old!)
Pride swelled in Sasuke's chest by that name. He absolutely loved it.
Sasuke stayed at the hospitl for about a week, and each day, he had Hinata for company. She would sit in a chair beside his bed and they would talk and laugh plenty.
Finally, Sasuke was released from the hospital, and immediately began training. He was kicking a padded tree when he heard someone behind him.
He whirled around and saw Hinata. He cried out in surprise, "waagh!"
The girl inclined her head a little bit in confusion. "What?"
Sasuke looked around for her father, uncle, or cousin, but it was only him and Hinata.
"How did you get here?"
She made a teasing face, "What, I can't walk?"
Wide eyes stared at her. "Without an escort or something?"
A frown on her face showed and she said, "Actually, I can get around places that are not crowded with people. My family doesn't know I can, though. They just think it's some miracle that I can get around."
"How can you not run into things?"
She blushed a little bit but replied, "I can tell what occupies the space around me. Like how there are five trees over there, and oh! A squirrel!"
She pointed to the things she had said, and Sasuke turned to see a squirrel.
Hinata went on, "Luckily, Father's started thinking that I have some ability in the shinobi field, so he's training me bit by bit."
They stood in silence for a while, then Sasuke finally spoke up.
"Hinata, what's it like to be blind?"
The girl was speechless for a while, but then a smile lit up her face.
"I don't consider myself blind. Colors, shape, and looks don't make up sight. I think of the smells, sounds, and space around me. Those things help me see. It's just that I wish people would see me as someone not something."
Sasuke stared at her, and then smiled. "Hinata, people are the blind ones if they don't see you as who you truly are."
Her eyes widened enormously, and if she could cry, she would have. She hugged Sasuke, who was surprised and about to push her away until he heard her say happily, "Thank you Hero!! Thank you so much!!"
Sasuke returned the friendly hug. The boy smiled inside, not just because he was thanked so graciously, but because he had found a friend.