Okay, so I had said I was done with Love With You and maybe I'd get back to it and this is what I decided. I deleted the last two chapters and made this sequel, let's see who notices first. I don't like the title.
I do not own Naruto.
Ino sprawled lazily over Hinata's bed as she watched her friend fuss over her hair. The days had become longer and longer as summer approached and school came to a close. Their junior year finally put behind them and senior year, their last year, to look forward to.
"H-how does this look?" Hinata turned to the blond, an uncertain look in her eyes. Ino's bright blue eyes turned towards her friend and she smiled.
"Pretty hot, Hinata. You almost about ready to go? Your cousin's graduation is in about an hour and I would like to get a good seat!" Hinata giggled into her hand as she recalled the previous day's events.
"Why are you here so often? Don't you have your own house? " Neji's eyes twitched menacingly as the blond came through the front door. Ino put her hand on her hip and stuck her nose up.
"It's none of your business why I'm here so often, I'll do as I please since I'm not here to see you, I'm here to see Hinata." She put an arm around the girl in question. Neji's glare intensified. "And just for your information, when they call your name out tomorrow I'm going to embarrass you so badly you wont be able to wait to you fall semester starts to get away!"
"So you're really going to embarrass him?" Ino scoffed and rolled over onto her stomach.
"I always keep my word, you know that." She grinned and Hinata's small smile reassured her friend that she did indeed know that.
"Is Naruto going to go meet us there?" Hinata's smile faded slightly and she turned her back and began putting things into their appropriate drawers.
"H-Hai." Her voice was meek and Ino's eyes narrowed.
"What's been up with you lately? You've been acting kind of funny." Ino thought back to last fall. Ever since she had stopped talking to Sasuke, it seemed as though her friend had changed a little more every day. As though, even though their friendship was brief, she had lost a great deal of herself when she told him not to talk to her anymore.
'He's really changed too…'
Hinata's shoulders slouched and Ino approached the small girl. Wondering vaguely when Hinata had developed such a body as to look so good in the summer dress she wore.
"It's nothing, I just… I-I just don't k-know how I feel… anymore." She cleared her throat and faced her friend, a sadness deep within Hinata's pale eyes making itself more evident with each word that passed her lips. "I feel as though I'm going through the motions of life with no direction. I don't feel happy and Naruto… He's gotten so frustrated with me. I think we're going to have a falling out."
Ino snapped her gum thoughtfully.
"Eh, could it be that you miss Sasuke?" Hinata stiffened.
"After all this time? I-I don't think so…"
Ino shrugged and turned.
"If you say so Hinata. We'd better get going."
One month later.
"Happy birthday to you-"
"Shut up." Sasuke seethed, rubbing his eyes tiredly as he walked into the kitchen.
"Well good morning to you too Mr. Grumpy!" Itachi sang, their mother yawning as she fried up some eggs. "Have any plans for today little brother? Eighteen is a big number you know!"
Sasuke glared at Itachi as hard as he could but the older man seemed unfazed. "No I haven't got any plans."
Just then the door bell rang. They heard their father grumbling about an ungodly hour and his family having no courtesy for others as he went to the door.
"It's Naruto, Sasuke." Fugaku grunted, rubbing his eyes in the same manner that Sasuke had.
Sasuke ran his fingers through his hair, the pair had walk to a near by park and were seated at a bench, enjoying the coolness of the summer morning. Today would be a hot one.
"It's been a while." Naruto began.
"You could say that." Sasuke muttered. Silence over took them and they just sat there, unsure of how to react after almost eight months of completely ignoring each other.
"I broke up with her…"
"Hn." Sasuke watched Naruto out of the corner of his eye.
'You expect me to be happy about this?' Though he acted unfazed, his body reacted, his heart clenching uncomfortably in his chest.
"Did she cry?" He heard himself say.
After a moments hesitation. "Iie." Naruto shook his head. "She did not. She didn't seemed surprised either though, she's been pretty distant lately…" He chuckled.
"You really did a number on her." Sasuke smirked slightly.
"If I had done such a good job, she would have picked me instead of staying with you." He said, trying to sound light but unable to keep the bitterness out of his voice.
Naruto shook his head again, this time smiling. "No, it's just that she still doesn't realize it. She's still in love with you."
Sasuke leaned back and admired the prefect blue sky above their heads, his lips pressed together tightly.
"Naruto, you're my best friend you know that?" Naruto chuckled at Sasuke's sudden outburst.
"Yeah, man, I know that but…" He clasped his hands in his lap. "You have no idea how hard it is to watch two people breaking because they can't be together. I can't let that happen to you."
Naruto punched Sasuke lightly on the arm.
"You going to go for it?" Sasuke smirked, still looking at the sky.
"No." Naruto's brows furrowed in confusion.
"What do you mean no?"
" I mean, I'm not going to go for it. If it happens, it happens." Naruto shook his head.
"You'll never get with her like that." Sasuke brought his head up and looked Naruto square in the eye, his onyx eyes sharp and determined.
"I have faith in fate." Naruto looked even more confused.
"Dude, what have you been doing? That's the corniest shit I have ever heard in my life!"
The two bickered for two hours until they finally gave up and headed back to Sasuke's house. Both were extremely happy to have the other back, though Naruto still worried what having Sasuke's heart broken like that had done to him.
'Happy birthday teme.'
Two weeks to the start of the new school year.
Hanabi had a sudden serious case of loneliness when she awoke one morning and realized that Neji, her beloved cousin, was gone. She brought her knees up to her chest and sighed.
'Next year Hinata will be gone too and I'll be left all alone with father…' She threw the covers off of her and tip toed to her older sister's room.
As the door opened before her and she spotted her sister's still sleeping form, she smiled.
"Ne, Hinata?" The figure beneath the covers stirred slightly.
"Hm?" Hinata hummed. Hanabi drew closer to the bed side, blushing and pushing her index fingers together in a very Hinata like fashion.
"Could I, perhaps, get in bed with you." Hinata's pale eyes showed slight shock at the request, but immediately warmed as she beckoned her sister in, scooting over and making room for her tiny frame.
The two lay there quietly, Hinata still half asleep but enjoying her sister's company non the less. She hid her face beneath the covers as Hanabi studied her face.
"I'm really going to miss you when you leave…. Onee-chan." Hanabi said shyly, once again catching Hinata by surprise. "I know we don't often talk but… With Neji and then you, I'm going to become very lonely."
Hinata's lips curled at Hanabi's small, meek confession.
"I wont be gone forever." Hanabi's eyes hardened and Hinata knew she wouldn't believe her. She sighed and began a change in topic.
"Ne, Hanabi, may I confide something to you?" The small girl's eyes widened and she shook her head excitedly for her sister to continue.
"My boyfriend broke up with me a little while ago." Hinata started but Hanabi cut in.
"The blond one with the loud mouth?" Hinata chuckled and nodded.
"Yes him. But I found it sort of strange, that I felt somewhat… relieved." Hanabi nodded in understanding.
"I would have been relieved too, he was very obnoxious." Her sister's blunt observations drew more giggles from Hinata.
"Perhaps now you can move on and find someone else!" Hanabi went on, excitement once again becoming apparent. "Like that boy with the dark hair, he seemed very handsome, and he looked like he liked you very much."
It was as though her sister had stabbed her in the heart with her innocent suggestion. Hinata looked away as Hanabi lost herself on more candidates for her sister to date.
'I am a real fool… Aren't I? Sasuke-kun.'
Well that's it, four pages, sort of. Almost two thousand words. It's just a prologue, for the time skip. I hope you enjoy this continuation and I hope I can bring closure to the story I started almost three whole years ago. Will you believe me when I say I re-read the whole story and fell in love once more? Of course, except for my typing errors and what-not. I'll try my best. Leave me some love.