~*~*~*~*Dance Partners*~*~*~*~

A NejiTen fanfic

Tenten's P.O.V.

I breathed out slowly before I went into a perfect triple pirouette turn. Gracefully, I landed before the teachers, who clapped repeatedly, smiles lighting their faces.

A few breaths escaped my lips before I bowed and left the room for the other girls to perform.

"You're doing quite wonderful," Miss Mary insisted as we strolled out the dance studios doors.

"Thank you," I replied. "That really means a lot,"

"But," Mary stopped abruptly.

"What is it?" I asked her.

"The dance studio is closing," She informed me, sadly.

My heart swelled. "Closing?" the words barely found their way from my lips. "Why?"

"There's not enough money," The teacher explained, depressed, fiddling for her keys.

"But," I stuttered. "It's practically my life,"

"That is why," Mary dug through her pockets once more, finally retrieving the object of her desire. "I'm giving you this,"

I glanced at the crumpled piece of paper she had just handed me, slowly unraveling it.

It was an address.

"What is it?" I questioned.

"It's a dance studio," Mary remarked, leaning against her car door.

"Oh," I answered smally.

"I've recommended you to go there," Mary stated. "The school is way more advanced," she pointed out.

"Is it hard to get into?" I inquired, curiously.

"There's not doubt in my mind that you'll make it," Mary encouraged.

"I just have to tell my parents," I told her. "I'm sure they can pay the tuition."

"Definitely. It's not that insanely expensive," Mary remarked, twirling the keys in her fingers.

"Is there something else?" I asked her.

"Yes," she replied hesitantly. "I've also recommended you for their partner dancing,"

I gulped. "As in dancing with another boy?"

"Erm, yes," Mary admitted. "But I assure you, there is way more competition and it will challenge you,"

"B-But I'm fine," I stammered.

"Yes, but you do need a challenge," Mary reasoned.

I sighed. "Probably. I'll just give it a try. For you,"

Relief washed over Mary's face.

"Hm?" I asked her questioningly.

She shrugged it off saying, "I must go now. My son's at home begging for food,"

"Oh," I replied. "Alright,"

"Bye," she got into her car, slamming the door shut.

"Bye," I murmured as the car disappeared out of sight.

"A new studio eh?" My adoptive father, Drew asked.

"Yeah," I answered.

"Is it nice?" my mother, Hannah asked.

"Supposedly," I replied.

"Well if you want to go," Drew started.

"We're not stopping you," Hannah finished.

"It's the only thing that I can do," I told them. "There aren't any other studios in Konoha,"

"Whatever you want, darling," Hannah stated as she just had gotten done chewing a piece of steak.

"Thanks guys," I said, hugging each of hem tightly. "May I be excused?"

"Yes you may," Drew responded.

"Don't forget your dish!" Hannah called out.

I skipped back into the room grabbing it and quickly scooting out.

In my room that night, I loosened the tight signature buns that sat on top of my head, letting my hair cascade down my back.

Distinctively, I grasped the brush and began to comb through my hair, trying not to rush it.

I had to admit, I was quite sad about the studio closing, but, I was going to a nicer one with firmer instruction. I guess.

After brushing my teeth, I slipped into sweat pants and a white cami, the piece of crumpled paper still held tightly in my hand.

Crawling into bed I kept it there.

I reached over and shut off the lamp, squeezing my eye lids shut.

I was going to a new studio. But now I was going to be forced or encouraged into partner dancing. Oh god.

A/N I know this was a short first chapter but it was just a prologue. Anyways, I finished recently my other NejiTen fanfic and of course it's hard to detach and write a totally different styled story. This one has different drama but it's still NejiTen and I have to find different ways to express the totally awesome couple. So yeah, if you read my other story, this is gonna be a little different but you have to keep reading until at least the next chapter because this was just a prologue. Thanks for reading it anyways, and please review to tell me what you think:)