A/N: Attention all readers, I will not be continuing this story anymore. I have grown tired of writing and I feel like I can not pass across the message I so sorely want to spread. After much thought, I have found no other solution but to abandon this Fic.
Naw, I'm just fucking with ya! As I've said in my profile I won't abandon anything, period! I will however neglect stories from time to time, unfortunately that happens when you have too many stories to update and you suck at multitasking. I'll try to play catch-up with this Fic for the time being, but I can never predict my productiveness so I won't give any deadlines because they will most likely be a lie.
I'm sorry to say that a whole year has passed and this story isn't even near being completed. I actually just realized this last week that the year marker had passed last month. I wasn't paying attention or I would have for sure pushed out an update for the birthday of this Fic. Anyway as promised this chapter will introduce a few new characters because I'm all about cameos in this story. I've changed the text message layout so it doesn't blend in with the story text so much, hopefully this is an improvement.
Again my apologies for the delay, I have a one track mind and my other stories were doing so well that I only focused on them. I've already started on the next chapter just to make sure I don't lose my flow this time.
Chapter 7: I Did It My Way
Naruto sighed in boredom as he walked into his study hall. He had conned Tsunade into giving him a rather large supply of passes to go to the library. Well rather than conned he begged shamelessly and she eventually gave in.
Now he had a teacher sanctioned excuse to leave for a period and do anything he wanted although he should probably actually head to the library to avoid getting caught by the school guards.
He thought about what he should do during this period when an idea suddenly came to mind. He walked into his study hall and immediately walked over to his teacher's desk before proudly presenting his pass with Tsunade's signature on it.
He received a skeptical look from the balding man in glasses that was his teacher but he eventually gave up and stamped the pass for Naruto. Naruto smiled victoriously as he snatched the pass from him and headed right back out of the classroom.
He walked through the halls happily as he finally decided to go to the library after all. There was someone else he felt like he needed to talk to given the current situation. It had been a really long time, and he felt guilty for waiting until something like this happened to go see her, but it was too late for that now.
Naruto entered the large school library and walked around slowly as he looked for someone in particular. As he walked past the librarian's desk his eyes were slowly drawn to a young and elegant looking woman with luscious blue hair.
Her hair hung freely from her head, and there was a paper flower delicately placed in it. Her eyes slowly caught glimpse of Naruto and she stopped what she was doing.
"Do you need help finding anything?" She asked with a small but welcoming smile.
"No thank you, I'm just browsing" Naruto said as he smiled back at the beauty.
"Okay, if you change your mind you can always ask me or one of my assistants for help" Konan offered.
"Thanks I will" Naruto said as he continued one his way.
Hmm, when did they hire a new librarian? This new one is really cute, I wouldn't mind coming here more often, Naruto thought with a grin as he started to fantasize.
As he walked he didn't notice someone approaching him rapidly. Suddenly he was yanked into one of the isles by his arm. Before he could even open his mouth a hand covered it preventing him from making a sound.
"Shhhhh, this is a library!" Someone whispered harshly into his ear.
The hand was slowly removed and Naruto looked around to find a very irate looking girl with long red hair and thin framed black trendy glasses.
"Hey Karin" Naruto said with an innocent smile.
"Don't 'Hey Karin' me, what do you think you're doing here?" She asked as she leaned closer towards him.
"What?! I can't step foot into the library?" Naruto asked as he played dumb and put on a guilty smile.
"You know damn well why you aren't supposed to be here! I don't want anyone to know I'm a library aid during my free period and you swore to keep that a secret" Karin reprimanded.
"Relax, I came alone Kiba and Gaara are still in class. Why is it such a big deal anyway? It's not like you're the only one from our grade volunteering." Naruto said dryly.
"If those idiots knew I was working here they'd be here bothering me every chance they got! Besides you know why I'm working here to begin with" Karin said as a dreamy look came into her eyes.
"Yeah I remember, if I knew the new librarian was that cute I'd probably be here too!" Naruto mumbled under his breath.
"What was that?" Karin asked with menacing eyes.
"Nothing, I said nothing!" Naruto quickly reassured her.
"You're damn right you didn't! Don't you dare think about defiling my precious Konan-Sensei with your man germs" Karin said as she grabbed him and shook Naruto violently.
"Alright, alright ! She's all yours" Naruto said as he tried to get free from her grip.
Karin calmed down as she let go and re-adjusted her glasses, "Well, thanks for coming and visiting me" she said with a pleasant smile.
"It's been a really long time since I've seen you. I'm sorry for being so distant, I let my last girlfriend take control of my life and I ended up spending every waking moment with her." Karin said with a regretful look.
"It's alright it's partially my fault for not trying to get in touch with you. I knew you guys had broken up a while back I just thought I'd give you your space though." Naruto said as he felt awkward about the whole thing.
"Yeah well I'm better off without that spoiled bitch, now I have my Konan-Sensei to love!" Karin said with a delighted smile.
"Does she even swing that way ?" Naruto asked dryly.
"It doesn't matter now, I'll change her heart if I have to" Karin said optimistically.
"It doesn't work like that" Naruto said but it was clear Karin wasn't listening.
"But anyway, you came all the way here so I'm assuming you have more girl troubles" Karin said with an amused smirk on her face.
"What makes you think I'm having more girl troubles?" Naruto said sounding slightly offended.
"Oh c'mon, you always come running to me when you're heartbroken" Karin teased.
"That's not true at all!" Naruto said defensively.
"It's okay there's nothing to be embarrassed about. Just tell me what Sakura did this time?" Karin asked patiently as she enjoyed the older sister role she had given herself.
"Sasuke is back!" Naruto said suddenly.
Karin looked at him in pure shock, "Are you serious?" she asked before there was a moment of silence.
"Yeah I guess he transferred back. I ran into him this morning myself" Naruto said with a troubled look on his face.
"Is that what this is about?" Karin asked with a pensive look.
"Yeah, I just thought you might want to know" Naruto said guiltily as he looked away.
"Hhmmp, well I don't want to sound ungrateful but I'm not concern about things like that. My friendship with Sasuke ended a long time ago and I doubt it'll make a difference whether or not he's here" Karin said.
"I figured that much, but I thought I'd tell you anyway" Naruto said.
"How are you doing though?" Karin asked sympathetically.
"I'm fine. I don't know what everyone expects me to do, but its not like I'm freaking out or anything" Naruto said sounding a little irritated.
"I know! You're not someone to break down just because your rival is back. You're pretty strong mentally" Karin said proudly.
"Ha! Since when do you think so highly of me? I don't remember the last time you complimented me without getting a bribe first" Naruto joked.
"Well I figured it wouldn't hurt to be honest every now and then, but don't let it go to your head alright." Karin said with a laugh.
"But I didn't just come here to tell you that" Naruto lied.
"Really? What else did you come for?" Karin asked clearly sensing the lie.
"uuh…I just wanted to know if you were coming to Ino's party this weekend? I know you tend to stay to yourself, but I think you should really come" Naruto suggested.
"Hmm, I don't know if I should or not. I don't have that many good friends from this school besides you, and I don't think any of them are going" Karin thought out loud.
"C'mon it will be fun, plus there will be tons of cute girls there" Naruto said with a grin hoping to convince her.
"I only care about Konan-Sensei" Karin declared almost immediately.
"Stop being so picky and come!" Naruto said clearly tired of her stubbornness.
"Why do you care so much?" Karin asked suspiciously.
"Because it's been a while since we've hung out and I want us to be close friends again. Besides, you can't tell me you're happy with just hanging out with girls from other schools" Naruto said as he gave her a serious look.
"I didn't think you'd miss me so badly" Karin said blushing a little bit but clearly happy someone cared.
"Or course I would, we were inseparable at one point remember! The two of us along with Sasuke were best friends for such a long time." Naruto said as he remembered his childhood.
"I was always much closer to you than I ever was to him. The only real reason I hung out with that guy was because you wouldn't go anywhere without him" Karin said with a hint of irritation.
"Yeah I know! I was pretty embarrassing wasn't I?" Naruto said with a laugh.
"Fine I guess I'll go, but only for a little bit." Karin said stubbornly.
"That's fine, just come for a little bit. It will be fun!" Naruto said with a smile.
"Anyway I have to get back to work otherwise Konan-Sensei will worry. I'll call you later okay" Karin said.
"Alright see ya" Naruto said as he turned around and started to head towards the computers.
He still had about thirty minutes to waste during the period and he thought some online games would help pass the time.
Tayuya yawned as she rested her cheek against her propped up fist. She had to yet again suffer through the agonies of biology class and the more she looked at the clock on the wall the slower time seemed to move.
This was by far her least favorite class because no matter how hard she tried she could not grasp what the instructor was saying. It wasn't the fact that it was too complicated for her, it was just that she couldn't differentiate one thing from another and it always ended up hurting her in the end.
Her teacher was a busty blonde who seemed to have the admiration of all the boys in the class but this only annoyed Tayuya more. She purposely chose a seat in the back of the class so she wouldn't get caught nodding off during class, but today she couldn't even sleep.
It seemed colder in the room than usual and her teacher was talking especially loud for some reason. Her voice echoed clearly throughout the room as she pointed away at a diagram in front of the dry erase board.
Tayuya let her eyelids slowly descend as she watched Tsunade continue her lecture. She thinks she's so cool doesn't she? Walking around all proudly with those over-sized tits of hers. She's just showing off to everyone!
I'll bet if I was a DD cup I'd be given a cushy job like this too. I'm so bored of this shit, nothing she says even makes sense to me anymore. The only reason I'm not failing already is because Hinata has been letting me copy her homework but I can't rely on her for the rest of the year.
Maybe I should get tutoring or something? I'm definitely going to need it before the exam in two weeks, but I don't know where to go. Maybe I'll ask Hinata, she probably can teach me.
I just got into this school I can't really afford to fall behind so quickly!
Tayuya continued to watch Tsunade as she started to write feverously on the board. Her level of interest only continued to plummet as this continued, but she knew she had to strain herself to pay attention.
I wonder what Naruto is doing? I wish he was in this class too. Damnit what the fuck am I saying, I can last one class without Naruto! I shouldn't even be thinking about that idiot anyway!
Uhg why am I thinking of Naruto at a time like this! I need to be focusing so I can pass this upcoming exam.
Tayuya sat up straight in her chair and focused hard at the words written on the board. She sighed as her newfound determination dwindled away just as fast as it appeared. Just when Tayuya had begun to contemplate suicide the bell rang.
Literally overjoyed she jumped up from her seat and quickly started to leave the classroom. Just as she was about to step foot outside of the cursed room she heard her name being called.
"Tayuya, could I have a word with you please!" Tsunade said as she erased the material still left on the board.
Tayuya sourly stopped in her tracks and started to walk back towards Tsunade's desk.
"I've noticed you've been having some difficulty with the new material…." Tsunade started off after a moment of silence.
"Yeah I think I need to study harder" Tayuya lied hoping that would be sufficient enough to get her off the hook.
"I don't know what methods you've been using so far, but I think you should look for additional help. If you like I can help you after school, or I can recommend you to a tutor if you'd prefer that" Tsunade said as she finished cleaning the board and turned around to face the girl.
"Uhhmm, I think I know someone from this class that can help me so I'll be fine" Tayuya said after a second of thought.
"Oh really, well I hope you plan on getting help soon because right now you're trailing behind. I know a lot of really good students from your grade so if you ever need help I can get them to teach you" Tsunade offered sensing that her personal help was not wanted.
"No that's okay, I got it!" Tayuya said again more firmly this time.
"Well if you change your mind and I'm not around make sure to ask someone named Naruto Uzumaki, tell him Tsunade sent you. He should be willing to help for sure then. He's in one of my more advanced classes so he's pretty knowledgeable on this stuff" Tsunade said as she sat back down behind her desk.
"Oh umm thanks, maybe I'll find him later" Tayuya said in a very surprised but somewhat timid voice.
"Okay, I hope to see the results soon!" Tsunade said giving Tayuya a watchful eye.
Tayuya nodded and turned around to leave letting what Tsunade just said sink in. Maybe I can ask Naruto to tutor me? But is that a really good idea? I mean, I've been asking a lot of him as it is, and he's already being really nice to me.
I don't want to take advantage of him, but I would like to spend more time with him. Fuck! I have to stop thinking stupid shit like that. I don't want to spend time with him like that, I just want to study!
Yeah, that's it, it's just studying! It's not like I'm using this as an excuse to see him, I actually have to do this for my grade. If even my teacher recommended him then he must be really good at this subject.
But I still don't want to bother him, what should I do ?
"Are you coming ?"
Tayuya snapped out of her thoughts to find Hinata standing a few feet in front of her patiently waiting for the redhead to move.
"Were you waiting here for me?" Tayuya asked in confusion.
"Yeah, we have to hurry or we're going to be late" Hinata reminded her.
"You didn't have to stand here until I got out, you could have just left" Tayuya said feeling guilty.
"No it's fine, I wouldn't want to leave you behind" Hinata said with a smile.
Tayuya just mumbled something through her lips. She didn't really know how to react to the gesture so she just did nothing at all. So they started to walk towards their next classes, which where in the same hallway but different rooms.
"So…what are you doing afterschool today?" Hinata asked politely.
"I don't know" Tayuya said simply without giving it much thought.
"Would you like to hang out?" Hinata asked as they continued to walk side by side in the fairly empty hallways.
"I guess so" she answered after a second of hesitation. She wasn't sure what she wanted to do but she knew it would be unwise to go home after damaging her brother's car.
At first he had not noticed because it was dark outside but this morning he had seen it in the sunlight and proceeded to storm back into the house to punch Tayuya in the face. They ended up in a fist fight for the majority of the morning but luckily he had to leave before it got serious.
"Yeah, actually that'd be fine" Tayuya decided as she wondered what the raven haired girl had in mind.
"That's great, meet me in the parking lot on the side of the school right after the last bell" Hinata said excitedly.
Tayuya remained quiet she wasn't sure what to expect but she was still somewhat anxious for the school day to end. Truthfully she had had very few female friends within her life so spending time with someone like Hinata would be a new experience to her.
Despite how she may act she truly valued her friendship with the girl, and was slowly becoming more and more comfortable with her. She still wasn't sure how much she could trust her, but she felt the same kindness that she did with Naruto, and it soothed her.
She was finally getting the feeling that she had actually found a place where she could belong. After spending years of being shifted around back and forth through different foster parents and then to Orochimaru, and now back with her very distance relatives, she never really had friends.
She had given up on things like those a long time ago because she knew any friend she gained would either stab her in the back or leave her behind. Since she moved around so frequently it was better not to get attached to anyone anyway, but this place was different.
People weren't shunning her for being different; they were actually going out of their way to welcome her. Although she was resistant at first she had gained several people which she considered to be friends and now she was starting to feel really attached to them.
Even though it had not even been a full week since she transferred to this school, but these few days have been more enjoyable than her entire life combined. Tayuya smiled to herself as she thought of how her new life was starting.
The loud metal ringing of the bell snapped her out of her good mood as the next period officially started.
"Shit we're late!" Tayuya said in irritation as she increased the speed of her walking as they entered their hallway.
"Okay, I have to go, but I'll see you later" Hinata said as she waved quickly while she scurried away to her classroom as it came into view.
Tayuya waved back as she increased her speed as the door at the end of the long hallway became closer and closer.
She smiled happily as she grabbed the doorknob and threw the door open as she ran into the room. This week had been really eventful so far, and she was curious to see what else fate would bring.
Time moved as slowly as ever to Tayuya as she remained mesmerized by the ticking of the second hand on the clock. For the entire period she had remained lured in by the rhythm that seemed to echo inside her head.
Every second seemed to gradually slip away leading her closer and closer to her destination. Her face brightened up to a seldom seen smile as the minute hand finally moved to its goal.
The metallic ring that filled the room never sounded so sweet. Tayuya stood up and stretched her arms out wide with a relieved sigh before she started to get her things. Without delay she grabbed her notebook and textbook and headed towards the door.
She had been surprisingly optimistic since this afternoon and she was in a hurry to leave. She pushed her way through the crowds, and made it to her locker before absentmindedly twisting the lock.
Within a few seconds she now had her backpack slung over her shoulder and was pushing her way towards the exit. Just as she navigated through the sea of people a certain someone caught her sight.
She felt her heart pound twice as hard within her chest as she saw Naruto laughing and talking around a group of other boys. She paused and for some reason she felt somewhat nervous.
Shit! Why am I getting so worked up, it's just Naruto!! God why am I acting so weird around him today? Maybe it was because of yesterday? We just went to go see a movie, it's not like it was a big deal.
It felt really nice though, being out with a boy like that, even having him take care of me and buying me things. I'm so stupid, Naruto would not think anything like that about me! He's always surrounded by girls that are much prettier than I am anyway.
"Hey Tayuya..." Naruto said as he waved his hand back and forth inches away from her face in an attempt to get her attention as she stood there completely in a daze.
Tayuya looked up to see Naruto standing in front of her with his usual warm smile on his face. Immediately her face felt like it was burning as she turned dark red. She never felt as embarrassed as she did now in her entire life.
She had been so into her thoughts about Naruto that she had not even noticed it when he approached her. Now he was standing right in front of her while she was daydreaming about him.
For a second she just stood there completely caught off guard and she knew that he probably noticed how fidgety she was at that moment.
"Hey" She muttered out as she turned her head away hoping Naruto would not say anything about it.
"Something wrong?" Naruto asked confused.
"No, nothing. Sorry but I have to go, Hinata is waiting for me" Tayuya said as she started to walk away.
"Oh okay, I'll see you later, tell Hinata I said hi!" Naruto said as he went on his way still somewhat confused but he brushed it off.
Tayuya walked faster as she felt her embarrassment grow worse and worse with every footstep she took as she fled. Oh my god, what the fuck am I doing!? Why did have I act like a fucking idiot when he was standing right there! I can't believe I just did that.
Tayuya put her hand over her face in a mixture of shame and regret as she pushed open the doors and walked outside. She sighed at her own hopelessness and started to head towards the parking lot. She took a left from the front steps and walked to the side of the building were a lot of the students were getting into their vehicles.
She walked past rows of various cars ranging from motorcycles to sport sedans to SUVs. Most of the students here were seniors and some of which Tayuya had classes with. She felt lost being in such a place but she told Hinata she would come so there was no backing out now.
"Hey Tayuya, I parked over here!" A cheerful voice yelled from a distance.
Tayuya looked over to see Hinata waving at her from across the parking lot. She was standing next to a shiny blue sedan that looked brand new. Tayuya crossed the parking lot in a hurry to join Hinata.
"I have to drop Hanabi home but we can go anywhere you want after that" Hinata explained as she opened her door.
Tayuya opened her mouth to ask who she was talking about but that's when she noticed the girl standing near the back door. She was shorter than Hinata but had the same silvery almost transparent pupils as her sister.
Her long black hair had a certain sheen to it that stood out and she had a very soft yet proper expression on her face. As she made eye contact with Tayuya she pushed aside a stray lock of her and offered her a small friendly smile.
"Hello" She said politely.
"Hey" Tayuya said awkwardly feeling dumb for not knowing Hinata had a little sister.
Hinata was already in the car and started the engine so Tayuya opened the passenger door and sat down quietly. The inside of the car had creamy grey colored leather seats that were extremely comfortable and the car engine itself started with a low quiet rumble.
Tayuya looked around from the corner of her eyes. The dashboard looked very high tech and it was obvious that this model had just been released this year. Wow, Hinata must be rich or something, Tayuya thought as she compared this car to her step-brothers.
The car pulled out of the parking spot as the air condition kicked in and Hinata flipped on the radio. Tayuya stared outside the window as the cool crisp air blew gently on her face and the relaxing mellow pop music played in the background.
"So how was your day?" Hinata started after a moment of silence.
"It was fine" Tayuya said absentmindedly as she watched a variety of buildings and cars pass them by.
"You seem really distracted today, is something on your mind?" Hinata pursued further.
"Not really" Tayuya lied as continued to zone out.
Hinata didn't try again and they continued for a long time with nothing but the soft hum of the air conditioning and the low tunes of the radio beating softly. Tayuya had never paid much attention to this area before but now she felt like things were starting to stick.
She had remembered what road led to Naruto's apartment and which one would take her back to the movie theater they went to. She smiled as she called the events of that day as they drove farther away.
Tayuya glanced over to see Hinata softly singing the words to whatever song was on the radio to herself. She could barely hear her but Tayuya could see her lips mouth out the words, and her voice just faintly coming out.
There was a constant beeping coming from behind them as Hanabi used this time to send out about a hundred text messages from the sounds of it. Tayuya thought about her own phone at this moment.
She had been given one while she was still under Orochimaru. It had been used mostly for keeping track of her and wasn't a very nice model but it had lasted for quite some time.
They hadn't bothered to ask for it back when she left so she kept it although she never had anyone to talk to anyway. She pulled out the somewhat bulky black flip phone and looked over at the heavily scratched surface.
She didn't know why but she had been hoping she would find a message waiting for her. She gave the phone a dirty look as if it was responsible for her lack of popularity and shoved it back in her pocket.
She then noticed the car had driven on elevated ground because she could feel the slope as they pulled into a stone brick driveway. Tayuya looked around in shock because of how quickly the scenery had changed.
They had not travelled too far but despite that they were in a rather secluded area with large highly structured houses and lush gardens. The homes themselves were a light almost sandy brown while the front lawns were a vibrant green, filled with neatly trimmed hedges and even fruit bearing trees.
Everything in sight had become so much nicer and high classed just a few blocks away from where Naruto lived. Tayuya then noticed the car, and the air conditioning had stopped, and that Hinata had turned off the radio.
Tayuya opened her door and got out of the car, and looked farther up the driveway. Hinata had parked behind a total of four other cars that were parked together in a square formation.
"Do you have any other siblings?" Tayuya asked in confusion.
"No, these are my fathers escort cars, and that one is his weekend car but it's mostly just for show" Hinata said as she pointed to the small silver exotic sports car.
Tayuya didn't know what to say so she remained silent as she followed Hinata up to the house. Hinata took out her keys and opened the large front door, and they all walked inside into the cool yet comfortable lobby.
Hanabi walked in as if she was in a hurry and dropped her backpack on a bench that was sitting to the side just beyond the door. Hinata took off her shoes and walked over to the closet next to the bench.
Tayuya just looked around feeling even more out of place as she noticed how wide open the area was. She had never been so close to a house this big before, yet alone stepped inside one so she was beside herself for once.
"I'm going to grab some water and then we can go" Hinata said as she started to walk away and realized that Tayuya had not said a word since they entered the house.
She stopped and gave Tayuya a troubled look, "Tayuya?"
"Yeah okay" Tayuya said as she continued to look around still not very interested in what Hinata had to said
Everything around her seemed so pristine and high class that she felt intimidated. Hinata came back a second later with a bottle of water in her hand.
"Okay, where do you want to go?" She asked as she twisted off the top.
"I don't care" Tayuya said after a second of thought.
"Are you sure?" Hinata asked not really sure what to suggest herself.
"Actually we can just stay here" Tayuya said as she sat on the bench.
"Really?! There really isn't much to do here though" Hinata warned her still sounding confused by the request.
"It's fine, I don't really feel like going anywhere anymore" Tayuya said as she took off her shoes and pushed them under the bench.
"Well okay if you really want to.." Hinata said still sounding unsure about it.
Tayuya stood up and walked over to the raven haired girl, "Let's go to your room!"
Tayuya was now feeling excited again, and her enthusiasm was overriding her intimidation. This was the first time she had ever been invited into a friend's house without reason, and she was now looking forward to such simple things as hanging around Hinata's house and just relaxing together.
Hinata didn't seem to follow but she complied with her request anyway. Hinata took the lead, and Tayuya followed her through the living room and up the stairs up to the second floor. They walked down a long hallway and turned around the corner to find the last room.
She opened the door and Tayuya looked in amazement at a bedroom that was bigger than her living room and kitchen combined. The room was even cleaner than what she had seen of the rest of the house and almost everything inside of it was in order.
There was not a single spot on the thick soft white carpet and the large queen sized bed was neatly made while the light blue and white sheets were without a single wrinkle. The desk was bare besides a widescreen silver laptop and a notebook to the side of it that had a black pen resting on it.
Across from that was a walk-in closet and adjacent to it was a fairly large entertainment center.
"So…here's my room, there's really not much to it.." Hinata started off modestly.
"Are you kidding me, this place is fucking huge" Tayuya cut her off as she walked inside almost mesmerized by everything.
"Really, it's smaller than all my friend's rooms. Even Hanabi's room is bigger" Hinata thought out loud.
"What?! How the hell can you make a room bigger than this?" Tayuya questioned in outrage.
"Ino's room is almost twice this size" Hinata said as she thought about it.
Tayuya's facial expression went from excited to pissed off within a fraction of a second.
"That girl is richer than you?" Tayuya asked as if that fact insulted her as well.
"Well my father is only a politician, he makes a lot of money but not nearly as much as Ino's father does" Hinata explained.
"You make it sound like having a father in politics is something common" Tayuya said dryly.
"Ha ha you're right, I guess I am so use to being around people with even high social status than me" Hinata said with a smile.
"Why do you hang out with people like that anyway?" Tayuya asked.
"I went to private schools with them for most of my life. I've known Ino since I was in first grade. There was no private high school which is why Hanabi and I go to school with you guys now" Hinata explained.
"How can you stand that girl?" Tayuya asked with very much irritation.
"Well I know Ino can be a bit…abrasive, but everyone has their good side too, right ?" Hinata said.
The look on Tayuya's face told her that she had much less faith in humanity than Hinata.
"There's nothing good about that girl, she's bitchy, self centered and fucking annoying" Tayuya started off.
"Yeah I know, but she's a really good person when you really get to know her though" Hinata said in Ino's defense.
"I can barely see how you two are even friends, you're complete opposites" Tayuya said.
"She wasn't always like she is now, she became more withdrawn and discourteous once her parents started travelling a lot. At first she was just in a bad mood and wanted to be left alone but as time went on her attitude got worse. She just doesn't want people getting too close to her, that's all" Hinata explained.
"Well she's doing a damn good job of that" Tayuya said sarcastically as she sat on Hinata's bed.
"I've thought about it a lot and I know it has something to do with her parents. I know it doesn't make her behavior any better but she's not all that bad" Hinata said.
Tayuya just grunted, no matter what her excuse was Tayuya would never give that girl a chance. She had already invoked her eternal wrath for being so flirtatious with Naruto and there would be no forgiveness.
Tayuya leaned back on the bed putting her weight on her hands as Hinata walked around the room.
"Anyway do you want to watch something?" Hinata offered.
"Sure, I'll watch whatever you want" Tayuya said more focused on the heavenly bed beneath her.
Hinata turned on the television and flipped through some of the channels before stopping on a reality show. She then walked over to her desk and flipped her laptop open before joining Tayuya on the bed.
"Have you seen this show before, it's kind of stupid but It's funny" Hinata said.
"Nope, I don't really watch T.V." Tayuya said as she laid down on the bed more focused on anything else rather than the show.
"So… do you need a ride to the party tomorrow" Hinata asked after a while.
"Nope, Kiba and Naruto are suppose to pick me up" Tayuya said as she rolled over, placing her face against the soft silk of Hinata's pillow cases.
"Oh, that's good" Hinata said sounding a little disappointed.
"Oh here, before I forget" Tayuya said as she sat up and handed Hinata her phone.
Hinata looked at it in confusion for a second, "I don't have your number but we're friends now right?"
"Yes, of course!" Hinata said enthusiastically as she flipped open the phone and started to press the keys.
After a few seconds she stopped and remained silent. Tayuya shot a glance at her as she continued to rest.
"What's wrong?" Tayuya asked.
"You have Naruto's number?" Hinata said sounding very surprised by this.
"Yeah, don't you have it too? You guys seemed to be good friends" Tayuya asked.
"Well….I do have it..but… I haven't actually called him" Hinata said suddenly becoming very embarrassed.
"Why not?" Tayuya asked.
"I don't know…I never got the courage to even text him" Hinata confessed as she blushed.
"It's not that hard. I mean you've known him for so long it can't be that bad to just text him once" Tayuya said as she sat up and moved closer towards Hinata.
"Umm..it's not that I don't want to…it's just umm…" Hinata said looking more and more nervous by the second.
"You like him don't you" Tayuya guessed as she watched her expression.
Hinata nearly jumped out of her skin at the comment and her face become even redder, "Wait! No! I didn't say that, that's not what I was going to say at all!" She rushed out.
"It's okay Hinata I won't tell him, but it's pretty obvious. He might already know" Tayuya said as she scratched her head.
"Really do you think so?" Hinata asked sounding very nervous.
"Probably" Tayuya said with a very pensive look on her face.
Tayuya looked over at Hinata unsure of how to feel. She felt somewhat threatened by the girl because she believed Hinata was much prettier than herself and it bothered her, but at the same time she knew Hinata was a good person, and felt guilty about feeling malice towards her for something she couldn't control.
Plus Tayuya knew that Hinata must have had feelings for him much longer than she had. No matter what way she looked at it she couldn't bring herself to wish any harm on the girl's chances with Naruto.
She sighed as no clear solution came to mind, If Hinata really feels that way about him then I won't try to stand in her way, but that doesn't mean I can't try to have my time alone with him too!
I don't even care anymore, I can finally say it; I like him too, and I don't want him to be tied down by some girl. I won't try to compete with Hinata because I won't stand a chance with that body of hers, but I can at least spend time with him.
I feel so pathetic, I actually have a crush on somebody and I already don't stand a chance. It's alright though, I've never needed a boy before and I don't need one now! From now on I'm going to try to get over him so it's not so bad when he goes for someone else.
No! I don't want to do that, I can't help it, I don't want to give up yet. I know I don't stand a chance in hell but I still want to be with him. Just being around him will be fine, it's not like I know how to get a boy anyway.
For now I guess I can try to be okay with just hanging out with him. Fuck, I hate my life! This is my first real crush and my only friend is in love with him. Whatever! It's just a crush, it will go away after while anyway…maybe.
I won't feel that bad if he chooses Hinata because she's a good person, but I'll sabotage anyone else's chances with him without a second thought! If I can't have him then at least someone decent can!
Hopefully I can actually stay true to my words and not betray Hinata, it's easy to thinking nobly right now but if he were standing in front of us now I'd probably abandon all decency and do anything to get him first.
Shit! I fucking hate my life! Tayuya thought in dismay as she sat there pensively.
"What should I do?" Hinata asked as she turned to Tayuya, it was clear that she had not expected anyone to see through her but sadly enough everyone but Naruto had.
"Let me see your phone" Tayuya said.
"Huh why?" Hinata asked seeming more confused.
"Just let me see it" Tayuya said.
Hinata reluctantly pulled out a dark red blackberry from her pocket and handed it to Tayuya. Tayuya stared at it for a second before cautiously touching a few buttons and gradually getting the hang of it.
"What are you doing?" Hinata asked still very perplexed at what the redhead was scheming.
"Texting Naruto" Tayuya said still very deep in concentration.
"What?!? No, don't !" Hinata panicked as she reached for her phone back but Tayuya simply leaned out of the way.
"What are you saying to him?' Hinata said as her level of nervousness tripled.
"Nothing" Tayuya said with a mischievous smirk on her face as she got off the bed, purposely standing just out of Hinata's reach.
"Wait let me see what you're typing before you send it" Hinata said cautiously as her fear was becoming more and more apparent as she stood up and started to walk towards Tayuya.
"Nope, and sent!" Tayuya said cheerfully as she leisurely raised her hand and slowly lowered her index finger to press down on the send key.
"No!!" Hinata cried out as she dived over the bed but Tayuya jumped back and ran around the bed as Hinata chased after her as if her life depended on it.
"Too slow!" Tayuya cheered as she finally pressed down on the button just as Hinata tackled her.
The both fell to the floor and the phone fell out of Tayuya's hand before bouncing a few feet away. Hinata dived out crawling at max speed to grab the phone before the redhead had a chance to secure it again.
She sat there on her knees nearly shaking with nervousness as she picked up the phone and started mashing the buttons in an attempt to bring up the message.
"Are you really that shy, shit, I didn't think you'd tackled me that hard" Tayuya said as she rubbed her head which she bumped on the floor during the pandemonium.
All of a sudden the phone buzzed as a text message was received. Hinata shrieked in surprise and involuntarily threw the phone straight into the air in shock at the sudden noise.
Tayuya reached out and grabbed the phone after it hit the ground and bounced towards her this time.
-Sure, we can talk about it more tomorrow.-(Naruto)
Tayuya smiled brightly as she held the phone to her chest as if cherishing it lovingly.
"Hold on, what does it say?" Hinata said as she started to moved towards Tayuya.
"Don't worry about it" Tayuya spat out now suddenly brought back to earth by the sound of Hinata's voice.
Tayuya looked down at the phone to type a reply but Hinata snatched it out of her hands at light speed. By the time Tayuya looked up Hinata had taken the phone and dash out of the room.
She groaned to herself as she stood up and headed after her "Hey, I'm not done yet, give it back!" She yelled down the hallway as she chased the raven hair girls wildly through the house.
Naruto yawned in boredom as he grabbed another handful of chips and tossed them into his mouth. He had been watching a horror movie for the past hour but it wasn't too great, and on top of that Kiba had been complaining about it at every turn, while Gaara had been yelling at him to shut up each time.
They were all in Gaara's room wasting some time because none of them had anything else better to do. Gaara just got a new motorcycle which he had to show off to them, but after the novelty of that had run dry they were bored again.
It was Kiba's idea to watch the movie in the first place, but it was a pretty big disappointment. Naruto didn't care either way he was just content on hanging out and getting free snacks, but Kiba had been bitching a little more than usual today.
"Shit! I bet a million dollars the killer is hiding behind that door right there. This movie is so fucking lame" Kiba complained.
"Shut up!" Gaara said firmly as he threw a nerf football at Kiba's head.
"Fuck you! This movie is so bad I don't even know why we're still watching it!" Kiba said as he caught the football and threw it back.
Naruto was sitting in between the two of them completely ignoring the conversation as he munched away on the chips. They were sitting in Gaara's room on the fairly decent sized couch he had in front of his T.V.
Every now and then Naruto would have to duck under something but most of the time he was left alone.
"Then don't ask to watch a movie if you're going to complain about it later" Gaara shot back as he threw an empty pop can at Kiba.
"This movie isn't even that bad" Naruto finally said as he grabbed his soda and took a long sip.
"You're just saying that because you'll watch pretty much anything. You never have a good opinion on horror movies anyway" Kiba said.
"It doesn't matter, it's not like we have anything else to do" Naruto said with his eyes still glued to the screen.
"Let's go out somewhere" Kiba suggested.
"Where? Where can we go that we haven't been to already this week?" Gaara said sarcastically.
"Fine, let's go get some food!" Kiba suggested.
"I'm not hungry" Naruto said as he grabbed another handful of chips.
"That's because you try to eat everything in Gaara's house every time we come over!" he complained as he tried to snatch the very large bowl filled with chips from Naruto's lap.
"I'm not hungry either so forget it" Gaara said delivering the final blow to the idea.
"Let's go bowling!" Kiba tried.
"I don't bowl..." Gaara said simply.
"What do you mean you don't bowl? You think you're too good to go bowling?! Is that it?" Kiba asked as if he planned on starting a fight.
"Just leave him alone Kiba, he doesn't like bowling okay" Naruto said instantly stopping the fight.
"Let's go shoot some pool!" Kiba proposed.
"There's three of us, find another person and I'll go" Gaara said finally giving in.
"Alright! Who else should we call?" Kiba asked as he pulled out his phone.
"I don't have any money on me so you'll have to cover my share of the bill" Naruto said to Kiba as he continued to watch the movie.
"The hell I will! Get your ass a job you bum!" Kiba said in irritation.
"I would, but I don't have a car and Jiraiya won't let me use his" Naruto said without sounding the least bit distraught about the predicament.
"Gaara you give him some money! You're the one with a dad that throws cash at you all the time" Kiba suggested.
"We're probably in debt, and my dad's business could be bankrupt for all I know. If I ever saw him I would ask but he's never here" Gaara said nonchalantly.
"Why do you even bother saying business, your dad is doing something illegal and everyone knows it. He must be working for the mob, just tell me!" Kiba demanded.
"How the hell should I know what he does, I haven't seen him in weeks. He's never here and when he is it's just to get something he stashed here" Gaara informed him.
"You make it sound bad, but you're here by yourself with a wallet full of credit cards that he pays for, and no one to mess with you. I don't care if my parents disappeared for the rest of my life, the freedom would be worth it" Kiba decided.
The door to the room suddenly flew open interrupting their conversation.
"Gaara turn that down, geez I just got back from practice and you have the T.V so loud I can hear it down the hall" Temari yelled as she came into the room in a very small white tee shirt and tight blue and yellow volleyball shorts .
Naruto picked up the remote and hit the pause button, "Sorry Temari It was my fault! I'll turn it down".
"Oh Naruto, I didn't know you were here! You haven't been over in so long, I was beginning to think you and Gaara weren't friends anymore" She said as she walked further into the room.
"Ha ha yeah we didn't want to disturb you guys anymore so we started going to the mall more often" Naruto said as he eyed Temari.
She had a habit of flirting with him every time he came over and it drove Gaara insane. Naruto enjoyed it for the most part, but he knew it would go nowhere because Temari was infamous for being a flirt and Naruto wasn't sure he wanted to get on Gaaras bad side.
Besides that she was also very popular because of her athletic skill. She was the captain of the girl's volleyball team and was pretty well liked by most of their grade.
"Well that's no fun" Temari said as she pouted, "You should stop hanging out with those two so much, and come hang out with me and Ino. She told me some funny stories about you"
Naruto blushed a little when he thought about what kind of stories Ino would like telling other people, "Oh really, well I hope it wasn't anything bad".
"Of course not, she said she really likes you. It's hard to make a good impression on that girl so you must have done something right" Temari teased.
"Temari can you just leave already" Gaara said sounding very irritated.
"Don't be so antisocial Gaara, I'm just having a friendly conversation" Temari teased him with even more satisfaction.
"Hey Temari do you want to go play pool with us" Kiba asked as his eyes wandered over her figure.
"I'll pass, I'm all sweaty from practice and I have to take a shower now. Maybe Kankaru would want to go" She suggested.
"We'll pass on that" Kiba said sounding very disappointed.
"Well, I got to go, bye Naruto!" She said with a wave as she left completely ignoring the other two.
"That damn slut" Gaara mumbled under his breath.
"Aww c'mon Gaara she's not that bad. Besides it would be cool if you help me get into her pa-" Before Kiba finished that sentence the remote struck him in the side of the head and he fell over.
"Shit! Gaara that hurt!" He said as he held his head.
"I'm tired of her acting like such a whore all the time" Gaara said in irritation.
"She's just being a tease, it's not like anything happens" Naruto said hoping to calm Gaara down.
"No she definitely sleeps around, just not with guys from our school. She's been hanging around the community college around here instead so nasty rumors don't start, but I know what she does when she's outside of school" Gaara said with even more anger.
"Anyway…"Naruto started out hoping he could come up with something to change the direction of this conversation.
"Well I'm going to start calling people so we can go do something" Kiba said as he took out his phone again.
Naruto got up to get the remote and unpaused the movie when he felt a vibration in his pocket. He reached into his pocket and pulled out his phone to see he had one new message.
-Hey this is Tayuya. I heard you are good at Bio, can you tutor me please. And Hinata says hi-(Hinata)
Naruto looked at the text in confusion, Why is Tayuya texting me from Hinata's phone? Whatever it's not like it really matters anyway, Naruto decided as he started his reply.
-Sure, we can talk about it more tomorrow-, He sent back.
He put his phone back in his pocket as he continued to watch the movie and he heard Kiba pick up his phone as he started a conversation with someone still looking for a fourth man for pool.
He suddenly felt his phone go off again, he took it out again he opened the message.
-This is Hinata, sorry, Tayuya took my phone- (Hinata)
Naruto looked down at the screen wonder what the hell was going on with Hinata and Tayuya but he brushed those thoughts aside.
-What are you guys up to?- He sent out of curiosity.
Before he could even close his phone Hinata replied.
-Nothing much, how about you?-(Hinata)
-I'm with Gaara and Kiba, we were watching a movie but now we're looking for something to do- Naruto replied.
-Where are you thinking of going?-(Hinata)
-I don't know. Maybe to shoot pool or get something to eat- Naruto guessed.
-Oh, that sounds like fun-(Hinata)
Naruto looked over at Kiba who was still arguing with someone on the phone but from the sound of the conversation he wasn't going to get another person for pool anytime soon. He looked back at his phone and thought for a second.
-Hey would you guys like to go get something to eat with us- He sent out after a second of thought.
Immediately he got a reply, Yes! That would be great. Where are you going we'll meet you there!-(Hinata)
Naruto looked back over at Kiba and Gaara, "Hey we're going to get something to eat with Hinata and Tayuya. Where should they meet us?" he asked.
"Huh, I thought you weren't hungry?" Kiba asked in confusion.
"I changed my mind" Naruto said as he clicked a button on the remote and turned off the T.V.
"Anywhere is fine with me" Gaara said.
"Oh what the hell is this shit?! I say let's get food and no one wants to go but if Naruto says it then everyone's hungry?" Kiba asked in outrage.
"Do you want to eat or not?" Naruto asked.
"Fine" Kiba said in defeat as he hung up the phone on whoever he was arguing with.
"Let's get pizza" Gaara suggested.
"Does that sound good to you?" Naruto asked Kiba.
"Sure" he said without really caring.
Naruto turned his attention back to his phone.
-We're going to the pizza place near the mall. Meet us there- He sent out.
He turned around and looked back towards Kiba and Gaara.
"C'mon let's go, I wouldn't want to make them wait".
A/N: What a terrible place to end it, but it gives you guy's something to look forward to next time. Plus its better if I don't lose my momentum otherwise it will take longer for me to really get going on the next chapter. I said before that this one would conclude the day but obviously that didn't happen, however the day will end in the beginning of the next chapter so we'll finally make it to Friday.
Isn't that ridiculous, it took me eight chapters to make it from Monday to Friday, damn I'm slow. Well hopefully the detail of these individual days is appreciated more than overall progress, but maybe not since the updates have been so scarce. I've mentioned it before but since it's been a while I'll say it again. After this week things will move much faster. There will be small time skips ahead to keep this Fic from being one hundred chapters long.
Anyway I've said all I have to say, hopefully you enjoyed the update. As usual, Thanks for Reading and Don't Forget to Review! Peace.