Thanks to the people who reviewed my first story 'Long Flight'
My other story is doing well but after I published it I noticed all the errors so I might just erase it and maybe start over.
I hope you enjoy this one though.

Pairings: NejiTen, minor SasuSaku.

Disclaimer: Oh yeah I almsot forgot. I don't own Naruto or any of the characters.

We'll Start the Bidding at 1,000 dollars

By: turtlechick

"This is going to be fun Tenten just trust me OK?"

Somehow my best friend Sakura had dragged me to this fundraiser of all things. This wasn't your average fundraiser, no, at this one they were auctioning off dates. Sakura and I attended one of the most prestigious high schools and our brother school was having their annual fundraiser. Whoever thought of auctioning off some of the most popular boys at this school is a genius. Sakura was dating one of the boys being auctioned off so she sort of had to bid on him.

"I said I would come Sakura, that should be enough."

She giggled and snaked her arm with mine and continued to lead me inside.

Sakura immediately headed to the bidding table where you were supposed to pick up a paddle so you could bid on the boys. Sakura filled out her name and grabbed her paddle.

"Hey Tenten why don't you go and grab us some seats will you. I have to run to the bathroom." She sent me a smile and I sighed and obeyed.

I picked a seat near the back but I was sure Sakura would probably make us move up closer once the bidding started. I crossed my legs and waited for Sakura.

"Tenten look what I got you."

I turned my head to see Sakura had two paddles in her hands.

"Sakura I told you I wasn't going to bid on anyone I was just coming for moral support."

"I know but you don't have to use it." She sat down next to me and handed me the paddle. "But who knows maybe you'll see something you like." I hit her arm playfully with my paddle.

"Let's move up closer." She stood up and looked back at me and saw I hadn' moved. "Fine you can just sit back here all by yourself and look desperate." She laughed. I reluctantly got up and followed her to a closer seat near the front of the room.

"Thank you ladies and gentlemen for coming to tonight's fundraiser." Gentleman? The whole room was filled to the brim with fan girls. "Every boy participating in our fundraiser tonight has chosen a charity and all proceeds will go to the charity of their 'll start the night off with a boy who is new to the school. Kiba Inuzuka!"

A boy with scruffy brown hair walked out casually with his hands in his pockets. A few girls squealed when he stepped out which made him flash a toothy grin.

"Well start the bidding at one-thousand dollars." The auction was over pretty quickly with Kiba earning a solid two thousand five hundred dollars from some blond in the front row.

"That's nothing, just wait till they get to the good ones." Sakura whispered to me.

"Up next this evening we have Naruto Uzumaki. We'll start the bidding at one-thousand dollars." A boy with spiky blond hair walked onto the stage waving excitedly to the crowd. He had a goofy grin on his face.

"This should be quick." Sakura said.


"Naruto has already got a girlfriend. She happens to be one of the richest girls in the city too." She pointed to a small girl with navy colored hair. I recognized her from school I think her name was Hinata.

"Oh." Sakura was right that Hinata girl made one bid and the other girls backed off. Naruto threw her a kiss from the stage and I could feel the heat from her cheeks from my seat. Sakura and I giggled.

Boy after boy came out and was auctioned off one was kind of creepy he wore his coat collar all the way up so you couldn't see his face but girls still bid. I guess people had all kinds of tastes. Another was funny he wore all green and kept flashing his smile and posing for the audience. The girls ate it up.

Finally it was Sakura's boyfriend Sasuke's turn. He sauntered to the stage and sent a 'please help me' glance in our direction and I heard Sakura giggle. She slouched back in her chair and just smiled.

"Here we have Sasuke Uchiha we'll start the bidding at one-thousand dollars."

Girls put up lots of bids for Sasuke but none of them were from Sakura. Sasuke was looking a little nervous on the stage.

"Eight-thousand going once, twice…"

"Fifteen-thousand." Sakura finally yelled as she held up her paddle. The crowd clapped because it was the biggest bid of the night. Sasuke glared at her but Sakura just giggled.

"Ok ladies and gentlemen our evening is coming to a close so we'll end our evening with Neji Hyuuga."

He was gorgeous to say the least. His dark brown hair was pulled into a low ponytail. He was wearing a simple white button up shirt. He was standing up straight but you could tell he really didn't want to be here. A few "unbutton your shirt Neji darling's" could be heard coming from the back of the room. I could see him roll his eyes.

"We'll start the bidding at one-thousand dollars one last time tonight."

More girls that bid on Neji than they did on Sasuke and soon the numbers were higher than Sakura's bid for Sasuke.

"Who is that Sakura?"

She raised her eyebrow and gave me a sly grin. "That's Neji Hyuuga. His cousin is that cute little girl with the navy hair. He plays on the water polo team and he makes straight A's. He also happens to be friends with Sasuke."

"Oh." I tried not to sound interested.

The bids continued to go higher and higher. Sakura suddenly nudged my arm. "Why don't you bid Tenten?"

"No Sakura."

"Come on Tenten I dare you to… bid thirty thousand dollars on Neji up there."


"Tenten. Come on Tenten. Are you really gonna back down from a dare?"

She just kept pestering me until I couldn't take it anymore. "Sakura I am not going to bid THIRTY-THOUSAND DOLLARS." The whole room had gasped. They were all staring at me. I looked at my arm; the paddle I was holding was now raised due to Sakura lifting it up. I realized that everyone only heard the "Thirty-thousand dollar," part.

"Sold to the brunette with the buns." He smacked the gavel and it was done.

I slumped down in my chair as my face got as red as a tomato.

After the auction everyone began filing out of the room until there were only a few people, Sakura and myself.

"Sakura what am I gonna tell my mom?"

"Oh please Tenten your mom won't mind. She'll be glad to know that you're taking an active role in your love life. Besides it's all for charity." She giggled and then pointed behind me. I turned around to see Sasuke and Neji walking towards us.

"Sakura what the hell was that?" Sasuke demanded.

"Oh come on Sasuke you actually thought I would let one of those other tramps give the highest bid?"

He rubbed his temples. "Whatever." He looked at me. "Tenten this is Neji. Neji this is Tenten."

Neji stared at me and then removed his gaze. I smiled shyly without showing my teeth.

"Well I guess we'll see you two later." I looked behind my shoulder to see Sakura with Sasuke's arm around her waist leading her outside.

"I can't believe she did this to me." I put my hand to my forehead and sighed.

"Did what?" His voice was like velvet. I could fell my heart skip a beat.

"O-oh u-u-um nothing."

"Oh ok. So where would you like to go?"

"Look Neji. You really don't have to do this. You can just take the money for your charity. I really don't mind."

"I don't think that's how it works Tenten."


"Come on Tenten." He put a hand on the upper part of my back and started to push me outside.

"Now I'll ask again where would you like to go?"

"Oh alright. Nowhere formal I'm extremely under-dressed."

"I think I can handle that."

I hope you liked it.
It just sort of came to me today.
Obviously the story isn't over.
There will be another chapter.
Hey there might even be three.