Neji'sTrueLover: Welcome back all my readers! I'm sorry about the long wait, but I was working on writing on paper the next few chapters for all of you, so please don't be mad at me TT_TT

Neji: -breathing heavily- You forgot about us

Me: No I didn't. I just decided to not let you out

Neji: !x!x!

Disclaimer: I'm only putting the disclaimer on the first chapter from now on. It make my life, and yours, so much easier. I do NOT own any of the Naruto characters in this story. Some of the names are mine though. And the song in the chapter titles is Who Knew by P!nk. I do not own that either

Me: I am currently working on another story, I Am Your Knight, so it might take longer for me to update, but I'll try my best.

Me: Thank you for sticking with me and my stories for so long. All of us here -brings in the Naruto cast- are very grateful

Prologue You took my hand, you showed me how…

Normal P.O.V.

Sasuke Uchiha is a 16 year old boy who has had a rough past. His whole family, or clan as they once called themselves, was murdered by his older brother, Itachi Uchiha. He was supposed to be dead, but, like everything else in his life, that could just have been a lie.

And if that isn't enough, about 4 months ago, he met a 16 year old girl named Hinata Hyuga. Their friendship took a bit of time before it could actually be called a friendship, but once it was, they were inseparable.

Hinata had secrets of her own that she never wanted to reveal, like the fact that she lived with an abusive mother. Once Sasuke had found out though, he had done everything he could have to help her.

On the night she was almost murdered, Hinata ran to Sasuke for help and comfort, and only then did he realize how much he loved her. A few days later, he told her the truth about his past. Sasuke was so relived that he had finally found someone to spend the rest of his life with, and unfortunately, he kept that promise.

Just a few days later, Hinata was kidnapped by her own mother, and Sasuke had tried to save her. Little did he know that it was going to be the other way around.

He had found her, beaten and bloody, on the floor. When he went to her side, Hinata's mother came in with a gun in hand. She pointed it at Sasuke, and he managed to dodge the first shot, but got injured in the process. Because of that, he could not move out of the way of the second bullet. That is when Hinata had stepped in front of him. She had taken the full force of the hit, and appeared dead because of it.

Her coffin had been burned and its ashes kept in the Uchiha graveyard, and with her death, the people she knew were never the same. Especially Uchiha Sasuke. He passed his days never talking or trying to put in effort into getting better. His new, happy life had begun with Hinata, and it ended with her as well.

So his friends, mostly Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno, had to stay with him all day to make sure that he didn't do anything stupid. And because of all the unwanted attention he was getting, Sasuke became even more distant towards them. And with his days becoming more and more the same, Sasuke was getting close to the end of his sanity.

***

On the date of May 20, Sasuke was walking to his next class. He took the outer route today because he needed some fresh air, and that is where a certain someone caught his eye. Her hair was cropped short and was midnight blue in color. Her skin was a pale white. But what really caught his eyes were her own pair: a pupil-less pale lavender.

Sasuke ran up to her, to see if it was really true, and when he stopped in back of her, he said the one word that he thought he would never get to say again.

"Hinata?"