Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, for if I did almsot every single character would be beaten with a stick on a daily basis

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These plain white walls are symbolic of everything in my life. Sitting here in this old room, this simple room, I think back to how my life used to be. How I longed for freedom.

This was no longer my home. It couldn't be.

It didn't feel like home.

My father looking down on me, my sister taking after him.

I shook my head. The Hyuuga Manor was no longer my home.

Yet, I still sat here and thought back to the past.

I used to be shy, I was so used to not being able to speak freely. I was scared to talk to anyone, especially that certain blonde. I don't see why I liked him now that I look back on it.

He was loud, obnoxious, and didn't even know I existed. I realize now it was just a stupid crush, another wall keeping me locked inside myself.

If only someone heard my thoughts, they wouldn't think of me as weak, shy, or defenseless.

I've changed, even if no one else noticed it. I had changed.

These walls that once caged me were now torn down. My mind was free. I was free. I once longed for freedom, but only because I didn't think I could achieve it. Now that I have it in my grasp, I'm scared to leave. I got so used to those walls. Now that they're gone... What do I do?

A husky, yet calming voice tore me from my thoughts.

"Hinata-sama, you have a guest," it was my cousin.

I nodded and took one last look around my old room before picking up my suitcase and walking into the main room of the Hyuuga Manor. "Shino-kun," I smiled softly.

"Do you have everything?" asked the man who had always believed in me even when I doubted myself.

I nodded.

"Let's go." he said.

I made a decision right then and there. I was never going to look back again. I was going to head forward, by Shino's side. Forever.