Hey! I'm alive! I'm so, so, so, so, SO sorry! This was supposed to be out months ago, but my computer completely crashed. It deleted all of my files, pictures, word docs, favorites, music, EVERYTHING! So, as you can imagine, I was crushed. I had over 20 stories on there that were thisclose to being done. So, I've been trying to recollect my ideas and write them in a notebook. This is the first thing that got done: The sequel to What's a Kiss. Now! Onto the story!
Let there be an ItaHina!
Hinata Hyuuga hurried along the path to the Uchiha Estate as fast as her 11-year old legs would carry her. In her arms were four gifts: A beaded heart necklace/locket, wrapped in pink with a purple bow. A box with pope tobacco wrapped in blue with a red ribbon. A set of custom shurikens, wrapped in black with a blue ribbon. A red rose, tied off with a black and white ribbon. (1)
She smiled timidly at the gate-guards as she enters the Uchiha property. She knocked on the door while balancing the 3 boxes and trying to not damage the rose.
An annoyed Fugaku wrenched open the rice paper door.
"For the last time, neither Itachi nor Sasuke are here!" Hinata stared at him, shocked.
"U-Uchiha-san…?" He looked down.
"Ah! Hyuuga-chan! It's you!" He pulled her inside quickly, "Sorry about that, I thought you were one of those damn 'fan-girl's. They have been banging on the door all day." He informed her, using a professional tone as usual. Hinata smiled good-naturedly.
"It's Valentine's Day, after all." They came to the kitchen, where Mitoko was making tea. Sasuke was seated at the table, playing solitaire.(2) Mitoko turned,
"Hinata-chan, good afternoon." The young Hyuuga returned the greeting. She picked up the blue box with the red ribbon.
"Uchiha-san, this is for you." She handed the box to Fugaku and watched him open it.
"Tobacco. Great timing too, I've been needing more. Thank you, Hyuuga-chan." Hinata grabbed the pink box topped with the purple bow, giving it to Mitoko with a shy smile and a pinkish blush on her face. Mitoko took the necklace form the box and squealed with delight, capturing Hinata in a tight hug at the same time as she said her exuberant thanks. Mitoko ran off to admire herself in whilst wearing the necklace, and Fugaku went outside for a pipe. After recovering from the lack of air Mitoko's hug caused her, Hinata realized that she and Sasuke were the only ones left in the room. This would be hard. She held the last box in her hands.
"Ano…Sas-Sasuke-san?" Hinata held a finger to her lips, a new nervous habit. "Sasuke-san, ano, I…" Still no reaction from the boy. He was obviously ignoring her. "Sasuke-san!" The heiress said a bit louder, "Sas-"
"You don't have to scream at me from across the room." He snapped, "You can talk to me like a normal person. I won't bite, you know!" He went back to playing cards. Hinata walked the six feet separating them, She shoved the box at his face.
"Happy Valentine's Day, Sasuke-san!" She said, squeezing her eyes closed.
Sasuke removed the wrappings and smirked. A set of 10 shuriken, all sharpened, and engraved with 'Uchiha Sasuke'. He put a hand on Hinata's head.
"Hey, open your eyes. I won't hurt you." She cracked her eyes open, "I love them, thanks, Hinata." He glanced around , then kissed his palm and pressed it to her cheek, smirking wider when she flushed madly. (3)
"I-er-ano-you-bye!" She zipped off down the hallway, towards Itachi's room.
30-second time skip.
Itachi's room stood forebodingly in front of the frail girl. She took a deep breath and tapped the wood. Not five seconds later, Itachi opened the door, letting his fiancée inside the room, "Hello, Love (4)." She blushed profusely at the pet name.
"Ano, this is f-for you, Itachi-kun." She held the rose out to him. He stared at it, "It's okay if you don't l-like it, I just th-thought that since it wa-was Valentine's Day, I'd g-get you something, and Ino-chan s-said that red roses represent l-love and-" Her face was growing an impossibly red shade, "-If you'd like, I can g-go back to the store and get you something else or-"
I thought it was supposed to be the other way around." Hinata stopped her nervous rant when Itachi cut her off.
"I thought it was supposed to be the other way around." The Uchiha repeated.
"I…don't understand." Itachi sighed.
"It's always the boy that gives the girl flowers. We have it backwards."
"Oh…" Hinata turned her eyes to the ground, looking dejected. Itachi felt a twinge of remorse. But…he couldn't accept it…accepting a rose from a girl would degrade him manly pride. (5) Still…he always did like roses.
"Yes?" She answered, tears making her pearly eyes glitter,
"It's okay, luckily for you, I like roses." He bent down to kiss her cheek while he took the flower in hand. "Now," Itachi tugged on her hand and led her towards his desk.
Reaching into the top drawer, he pulled out a plush kitten. A red and pink bow adorned its neck, contrasting with the caramel colored fur. Without hesitation, Hinata snatched it away and began hugging it like there was no tomorrow.
Itachi chuckled. "I'm happy to know you like it." The little heiress attached herself to him in an unyielding embrace.
"I love you, Itachi-kun." She said into his shirt, the fabric muffling her voice. At that moment in time, Itachi was fully expecting to either wake up from a wonderful dream, or explode from happiness. Thankfully, neither of those things happened. So, he just kissed her forehead, and said, "Love you too, Hina-chan." Hinata stood on her tip-toes to give him a kiss. Saying,
(1): AKATSUKI COLORS!
(2) Sasuke always seemed like the type to play solitaire, to me.
(3) Sorry, couldn't resist some SasuHina!
(4) 'Love' seems to be a better pet name for Itachi to call Hinata than 'Darling', 'Babe' or 'Sweetie'. She is much more like a 'Love'.
(5) What manly pride can Itachi possibly have left? He wears a ponytail, has thick eyelashes, and is frankly the prettiest man on Naruto©.
Hm…I didn't like this one as much as I did the first one. Oh, well, let me know if you liked it or not, yes? You can flame if you want (I find it funny if someone flames a story for stupid reasons i.e.: Pairings, overused plot, misspelling a character name, making the characters OOC. Things like that.) Thanks for reading!
-Tekii no aru tenshi