Not a burden

Disclaimer- I do Not own naruto I just own the plot of the story

"Are y-you s-sure I won't b-be a b-bur-burden?" "You won't be a burden hinata I want you to stay with me"


Sasuke pov

I was walking around the training grounds doing my best to avoid my fan girls when I hear what sounds like someone crying. At first I don't think much of it till I hear someone yelling and then what sounds like someone getting hit and the crying got a little louder. Wanting to find out what's going on I head toward the clearing that the commotion is coming from to find the two hyuuga's (sp). The girl I think her name was hinata or something like that was pinned to a tree and Neji was attacking her yelling about how pathetic and useless she was. I don't know why but I began to get angry at neji for doing that to her. He went to use the hyuuga technique on her and without think I jumped in front of her catching his hands in both of mine.

"Neji What the hell are you doing to her?" I was shaking I was so pissed at him. I saw his eyes widen a little bit.


Hinata Pov

Sasuke had stopped neji-ne-sans attack. I can tell he is shaking but I can't tell if it's cause he is angry or excited.

"Neji What the hell are you doing to her?" I sighed in relief he wasn't going to hurt me but I want to know why he would stop neji-ne-san attack in the first place.

"I am punishing her for being worthless and not fit to be in the main branch" I lowered my head knowing he was right but what he said did hurt.

"That doesn't give you the right to try and kill her" I was once again astonished that Sasuke was standing up for me. 'Of Corse he may just be doing it out of pity' I shook my head trying to get rid of that though Sasuke wasn't one to do something like that was he?


Sasuke pov

"Her father told me to get rid of her and that is what I was doing" My eyes widened and I heard hinata choke on a sob behind me. I looked at him like he was crazy 'I wonder if I say I will do it if he will leave and I can get her out of here' I nodded my head letting go of his hands

"I needed some target practice want me to take over for you?" I hope it didn't sound as pleading to him as it had to me. Hinata finally burst out into sobs behind me I cringed hearing it but passed it off as intensifying my glare. Neji looked at me then hinata and nodded smirking

"Have fun" and with that he walked off I sighed then turned to look at hinata. Her eyes widened and she started shaking while crying even harder. I activated my sharingan (sp) and looked around the clearing to make sure neji had actually left and to my surprise he had. I deactivated my sharingan and turned back to hinata who had closed her eyes waiting for what I would do to her. I felt kind of bad for making her think I was really going to hurt her.

"Hinata?" I have never been good at comforting people. She slowly opened her eyes and looked at me. I did my best to muster up a smile to let her know it would be alright. I knew she understood when she relaxed against the tree still watching me. I reached up and started to unpin her from the tree.


Hinata pov

I gasped when he pulled the last kunai out of the tree unable to keep my balance I fell forward I waited for impact but it never came confused I opened my eyes and seen that he had caught me. He helped me stand up the best I could before wrapping an arm around my waist to keep me standing. I blushed having never been this close to a boy before. I still wanted to know why he had saved me.

"S-Sasuke w-why did y-you s-save me?" He stopped walking and turned to me placing his other hand on my shoulder while the other stayed on my waist.

"You didn't deserve that hinata and I wasn't about to let him kill you" I could tell he was trying his best not to sound mean and without much though I wrapped my arms around his neck pulling him into a hug. Feeling him tense up I immediately went to let go but his arms slowly wrapped around me returning the hug. I pulled away blushing.

"T-thank y-you" He gave me a almost smile and I smiled back.

"Hinata we need to go to lady tsunade and tell her about this" My eyes widened and I started crying again. He noticed and stopped walking stopping me with him he raised my head up with one hand and looked at me

"What's wrong?"

"If we do that my father will get mad and come after both of us and I won't have a place to stay" he chuckled

"You know I have only ever heard you talk a few times and that has to be the first time I have ever heard you talk without stuttering" I looked at him embarrassed I pulled back and looked down just for him to pull my head back up

"Lady Tsunade won't let your father or any other hyuuga near you and if you want you could stay with me" My eyes widened

"Are y-you s-sure I won't b-be a b-bur-burden?"


Sasuke pov

I don't know why I was going to let her stay with me. I just felt like she would be comfortable with someone that could really protect her and I may not be the best but at least I could do that for her.

"Are y-you s-sure I won't b-be a b-bur-burden?" My eyes widened at this and I looked at her she looked so fragile

"You won't be a burden hinata I want you to stay with me" 'why did I say that' I was beating myself up on the inside. I seen her nod then she placed her arm around my waist being a little to short to put it around my shoulder without standing on her tippy toes and we began walking toward the Hokage's office. Once we got there we explained to her what happened or I explained hinata half hid behind me holding on to my shirt to help her from falling. Lady tsunade told her to walk forward to she could have a look at her wounds but I knew she couldn't walk on her own I turned a little wrapping my arm back around her waist and helped her walk forward. I could tell she was trying her best to not lean on me 'she is so scared I will push her away' when I got her to the chair I helped her sit down

"Sasuke I am going to have to ask you to leave for a moment" I nodded and went to leave but hinata grabbed my hand keeping me next to her. I looked at her and seen the scarred pleading look she was giving me. I gave her hand a gentle squeeze.

"I will be right outside hinata, she has to take your shirt off to heal you" she nodded and let my hand go. I walked out. When I walked out I seen shizune smiling at me I just looked at her. She walked forward and stopped in front of me.

"You saved hinata's life today and for that she is grateful but you must understand that she is terrified of you at the same time" I looked at her with wide eyes

"Why is she scared of me?"

"She doesn't want you to grow tired of having her around so she is scared to lean toward you for a lot of help all the things her father and family has told her of the years she has come to believe. Now that she is out of that you are the only one she can look toward for comfort besides her team and they don't know any of what you know." I nodded in understanding

"I could never do anything to hurt her. Even If I really wanted to I wouldn't do it I know how it feels to seem like your alone" I don't know why I just started to tell shizune that but I did. She just nodded and walked back over to her desk. I heard lady tsunade call me back in and I don't know why I did it but I ran to hinata hugging her. I could tell she was shocked but she slowly hugged me back. When we parted I looked at lady tsunade who was smiling gently at us.

"Well Sasuke I am going to allow her to stay with you but she is to stay in bed for the next few days to get her strength back up" I nodded and looked at hinata she looked like she was about to cry again. I looked back at tsunade with a look that was asking her to tell me what to do. She held her arms in a cradle type position. I turned to hinata and picked her up bridal style and she gave out a small squeak and wrapped her arms around my neck.


Hinata pov

I think my heart is going to jump out of my chest its beating so fast. Sasuke was holding me He looked at me and gave a half smile

"Are you ready to go home?" I nodded and gave a small giggle when he looked a lady tsunade with the funniest face ever. I couldn't help it he looked at me and gave me a playful glare and it just made me start laughing I heard lady tsunade laugh to. I stopped as soon as I seen the smile on Sasuke's face but the second he noticed I had seen it it was gone. Then he turned and carried me out of the Hokage building and all the way to his house where he sat me down on the couch.

"Are you hungry?" I shook my head no but my stomach growled in want and I blushed. Sasuke smirked

"I think your stomach decided you are" I just blushed some more he gave me a small smile

"What would you like to eat?" I looked at him and decided to see how far I would have to go to see that smile again so I decided to be smart

"Food" he playfully glared at me again I new he understood some of what I was doing

"What kind of food would you like hinata?" I smiled

"The edible kind" I giggled at the look on his face I don't think he was expecting that answer. But nodded

"Ok so what kind of edible food would you like?" I smiled at him

"As long at it's not soup I don't really care" he nodded and smiled at me my heart did a back flip.


I know its not very long but It's the first chapter

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