Author's Note:

Me: This fanfiction was co-written by Neji'sTrueLover; thanks to her I was able to piece this story together.

Itachi: Too bad at the end Hina- Chan is going to (duck tapes Itachi's mouth shut.)

Me: SHH! Itachi or do you want me to toss you of a cliff?

Itachi: You wouldn't!

Me: oh I would!

Itachi: Gulp*

Well one last thing about the story, the sentences inside of " are spoken out loud, the ones followed by.... Hinatas thoughts

the ones I mark with this {} are Sasuke's thoughts.

Me: anyways on with the story!

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.

My name is Hinata hyuuga heiress to the proud and dignified Hyuuga clan......

Sadly I cannot say I know if they are proud of me, but then again it's been a long time since I have tried to impress them.......

Father still beat's me, and of my own will I don't raise a hand against him.....

My friends see the bruises but they don't say a thing, they know where they are from but yet they don't try to save me......

How can I still call them friends? Why don't they try to save me?.....

The only thing that keeps me going is the memory of my mother, the only person who ever truly loved me....

But then again I didn't know Sasuke's feelings or Neji's....

At the time of mother's death I was only twelve years old.....

I was the only one at the funeral that had the heart to cry,...

Of course father beat that heart out of me shortly after......

I remember it mostly because of the scars left on my skin from it.....

*Flashback*

A younger version of me was cowering in a corner.....

With father leaning over me with a whip in his hand........

"Why father?"

"Because your weak you insolent fool. He hissed."

I bowed my head.....

I felt his palm strike my ribcage.....

*Flashback Ends*

It took everything I had to get out of bed the day after the funeral,....

I remember how badly my eyes stung from crying so much.....

I dragged myself to the training fields and beat the hell out of a tree......

Then suddenly everything blacked out.....

I woke in his arms….

"Sasuke? I murmured"

"He smirked,yeah ,he stroked my cheek."

{ She doesn't look so well, she past out for god's sakes.}

"Are you okay? I heard your mom died yesterday, he asked softly."

I nodded as tears came to my eyes.

He wiped them away gently.

"Don't cry Hina-Chan, it makes me hurt to see you cry."

I nuzzle into his chest.

He tightens his grip on me.

"Don't worry I won't let anything happen to you………….."

I sighed knowing all too well he didn't know why I am the way I am...

I know for a fact he doesn't know that I am but a bird in a gilded cage...

In fact, no one at the time did...

TBC

That was the prequal to my up coming fic The Nighten Gales past.

R&R

Itachi: She is having issues updating at a pleasant pace so give her a reason to aye?