You Belong With Me- A NejiTen Songfic
A/N: Ok, I do not own the song 'You Belong With Me' or Taylor Swift or Naruto. This is clear fanfic!!!! I like the song and pairing, so here it is!!!
You're on the phone with your girlfriend
She's goin' off about somethin'
That you said
'Cause she doesn't get your humor like I do.
I'm in the room it's a typical Tuesday night
I'm listenin' to the kinda music she
And she'll never know your story
Like I do.
"I'm kickin' your butt tonight Neji!" I exclaimed while we played video games. We were in his room, like any other time. It was a usual thing for us; video games and pizza. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see him smirk. "What's that for?"
"You're not going to be kicking it for long." He stated. But before he could beat me, his cell phone rang. He paused the game and answered. "Hey." He said in a sweet voice. I rolled my eyes and put the controller down. I'll give you one guess who called: his girlfriend, Natsumi.
Natsumi was gorgeous, with her perfect curly blonde hair, perfectly clear skin, and gorgeous body. She wore designer clothes and make-up that made her look like a goddess. Every guy at school was after her, but she was dating Neji Hyuuga, my best friend, who I just happened to have the biggest crush on since we met, but I made sure to never let it show. He was always nice to me, and we got along great. But when Natsumi Matoma asked him out and he said yes, my heart broke into a million pieces. When he told me, I put a smile on my face and pretended to be happy for him. He seemed to like her, and they've been an on-and-off couple for six months now. I was his comfort every time she hurt him, and then she asked for him back, snaking him back into her trap. He always caved.
I was playing my iPod, listening to Paramore and Daughtry, which she didn't like. I lightly chuckled at that. We were so different. She wore tiny mini-skirts and I wore T-shirts. She liked that pop music by Lady Gaga and Beyonce, and I liked alternative and rock. Did I mention she was captain of the cheerleading squad? You would expect her to ask the captain of the football team out on a date. And she did. I heard Neji sigh, and I turned my head to face him.
"What's wrong?" I asked softly, trying not to let the person on the other end hear. He momentarily put his other hand over the receiver.
"She's upset." He replied.
"Was it something that you said?" I asked. He nodded and looked like he was annoyed. I lightly laughed. Neji smirked and rolled his eyes. No one knew him like I do. I looked at my phone; it was getting late, and I really don't think we were going to finish our game any time soon. Plus it was a Tuesday. I put on my Converse and laced them up. I poked Neji lightly with my foot and motioned for the door. He frowned, still talking with his girlfriend. He put up one finger, but I shook my head. I got up and grabbed my bag, walking for the door. He watched me, and I smiled sadly and waved good-bye. When I walked past his cousin Hinata in the living room, she looked upset.
"A-Are you l-leaving Tenten?" she asked me. I nodded.
"His girlfrend's on the phone," I stated. "and I don't think we'll finish our game anytime soon." I rolled my eyes. Hinata nodded she understood. I felt like a third wheel when Natsumi was around, always clinging to Neji like she owned him. It disgusted me. I waved good-bye to Hinata and left, walking down the empty streets to my house.
When Tenten left, I instantly regretted picking up my cell phone. I could tell she was hurt when she left. She is my best friend, and I lo-like her like a sister. I'm not sure if she knows that, but it's how it seems for me. I didn't even say good-bye, or tell her that I'll see her tomorrow at school. I was deep in thought when Natsumi got irritated.
"Hello?!" she spoke into the other end of the phone. "Neji, are you listening to me?"
"Yes I am." I reassured her. "but I have to go now. I'll talk to you later, okay?"
"Aw, okay." She said to him, clearly happy. "I'll see you tomorrow Neji. Bye babe."
"Bye." I said before hanging up. I sighed and leaned his head back, looking up at the ceiling. I ran my fingers through my long dark hair, moving it from my face. I watched the ceiling fan go around and around and around for a few minutes before slipping on my sneakers and walking out the door.
"I'm going out for a walk. Be back later." I said to Hinata as I past her in the living room. I could see her nod before I walked out the door.
It was dark outside except for the street lamps and the occasional porch light on. Some windows showed that lights were still on inside. I sighed, letting my legs take me wherever. I was surprised at myself when I ended up in front of Tenten's house. It wasn't big, it was cozy. I've been in there many times, seeing all the pictures of her friends and her parents. She lived all alone, because her parents died when she was only four or five years old. She was like me; we were both without parents. My mother died when I was about three, and my father died in a car crash when I was six. I have been living with my uncle and two cousins since then. I hadn't met Tenten until I was eight, and we became friends rather quickly. She'd never forgotten my birthday, but once or twice I forgot hers. She seemed upset, but got over it quickly since I made it up to her. She was always happy, always had a smile on her face even though she lost everything that meant the most to her. She had no other relatives, but close friends. A memory raced through my mind while I stood in front of her house.
"Go away!" she screamed at the boys. "I'll beat you all to a senseless pulp!" She held her fists up angrily, protectively. I heard a fight in progress on the school playground and listened closer.
"Like you could," an older boy stated. "Now give it." He commanded, holding his hand out.
"No way!" the girl screamed at him. "It's mine! Now go away!" She tried to push her way free, and I caught a glimpse of her face. She was angry, upset and she wanted to be free; I could see it in her chocolate brown eyes. Something tore at my insides, even though I was only an eight-year-old. I got up from the swing and made my way to the fight-in-progress.
"Not gonna give it back, huh?" another boy said. He sounded angry. "Well then we'll have to take it from ya!" he pulled his fist back, but I caught it before he could fling it forward and attack the girl.
"She said 'Go away'." I said to the boy when he turned around. He just looked at me.
"What're you gonna do if I don't?" he asked. He was really cocky. I was mad, so I squeezed his hand hard, and he flinched in pain. I was taking karate and things like that, my uncle Hiashi was teaching me. He pulled his hand away and rubbed it. He turned back to the girl and glared at her. "You got lucky this time, brat." The girl stuck her tongue out at them when they walked away. I looked at her.
"Are you okay?" I asked. She nodded.
"Yeah, I'm fine," she said, annoyed. "Stupid eleven-year-olds."
There was a minute of silence. Now knowing what to do, I stuck my hand out to her. "My name's Neji Hyuuga." She smiled and shook my hand.
"I'm Tenten." She said. I looked at her. She had her brown hair up in two buns, chocolate brown eyes, and her uniform skirt was dirty at the bottom. Her knees had a couple of old cuts and bruises, too. She was the same height as me.
"Your last name?" I asked. Her smiled faded fast, and I regretted asking. She released her grip, and so did I.
"I'm just Tenten." She said, looking down at the ground.
"Sorry for asking," I apologized. She shook her head. "Where are your friends?" She looked up at me and laughed. I raised an eyebrow.
"Friends?" she repeated. "Don't got many." I was surprised.
"Then do you want to be my friend?" I asked her. She blushed slightly and smiled.
"Sure!" she said. I smiled too. Then the bell rang signaling the students to return to their classes.
I sighed. We're sixteen now, and things are so much different than they were when we were little. I looked back up at her house and frowned. I turned away and almost started walking away, but I heard someone call my name.
"Neji?" the familiar voice said. I turned to see Tenten standing in her doorway in an oversized T-shirt and sweatpants.
"Tenten?" I said, slightly surprised.
"What are you doing here?" she asked. My mind went blank.
"Um, I just……" I started. Then I remember what happened not too long ago. "I wanted to apologize." She raised an eyebrow.
"For what?" She sat down on her small porch steps, and I sat down next to her.
"Well, you didn't seem happy when she called," I stated and Tenten knew who I meant when I said she. "And we were talking for forever. So I'm sorry." She shrugged.
"Nah, it's okay." She said. "It wasn't your fault. But you should probably get home before Hiashi finds out. Its kinda late." I sighed.
"Whatever you say," I said, getting up. I walked down her porch but turned around. "But next time, a phone call won't save you from getting beaten by me." I smirked at the end of my sentence. She smirked also and stuck her tongue out at me.
"Good-night." She said before entering her house and shutting the door behind her. I stood still for a minute, looking back at her house. Then I turned back to the lifeless streets and started my way home.
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