Counting Stars

Sitting on the roof's probably wrinkling her kimono but she doesn't particularly care. Any moment now...

An unwelcome voice breaks her concentration.

"What are you doing, Hyuuga?"

How did he get up here? More importantly, why hadn't she noticed his presence earlier? She gives him a withering look.

"I would think that's obvious even to you, Sarutobi."

He refuses to be put off by her tone or expression.

"If I knew, I wouldn't bother asking."

There's a bang in the distance and she leans back to get a better view of the first firework lighting the sky.

"I'm counting stars."


It was surprisingly difficult trying to write something for her birthday and I went through so many ideas before ending up with this. This is also my first proper drabble and I'm rather proud of it.