A/N: I haven't been getting a whole lot for The Fifth Element: On Tour lately simply because there's no plot. I'll do my best to pull myself out of the hole later, but right now I want to get this one out.
Summary: Tenten is awestruck when popular teen actor Neji Hyuuga enters her high school. She's clueless as to why he's here, and why he's putting up with the attention in his own unique manner. Without realizing it, she becomes trapped in the acting world where everything is supposed to be perfect. She soon realizes it's far from it.
Chapter 1: For a New Life
Neji stared at the script. There was no way they wanted him to act in this film. But they did. He flipped through the twenty plus pages for the two hour, completely senseless, PG-14 rated, movie where he was going to be playing the lead male.
He looked up at the director. "Where's the plot?" Neji asked bluntly. If he couldn't see sense in this movie, he wasn't acting in it.
The director put his arm around Neji's shoulder. "You don't need plot to make a feature film. Sometimes you have to loosen up."
Neji shrugged off his arm. "Unless you can tell me where the sense is, I refuse to act in it."
"Oh don't be that way, Mr. Hyuuga."
Oh great. Here comes the writer to defend his work.
"I'm sorry, all right?" He said to him. "If there's no rhyme or reason to a story, I don't bother following it."
"Neji, Neji, Neji..." Neji's uncle walked in at that moment.
That was NOT the voice he wanted to hear at that particular moment.
"You can't be picky in show business." Hiashi Hyuuga stated simply.
Neji held the script out to him. "Here. You act in it then."
"I'm not an actor, Neji." Hiashi said simply.
"All right team!" The director called through the megaphone. "Head on back to your rooms! We'll start rehearsal tomorrow!"
Neji sighed with relief and shoved the script into his backpack, not caring whether it got damaged or not. He swung it onto his shoulder and turned around to come face to face with Hiashi. His face looked like stone. He knew something had irked him, and he knew it had something to do with him.
"What?" Neji asked bluntly and attempted to walk past him.
He stuck his arm out, blocking Neji's exit. Neji glared at him out of the corner of his eye.
"Don't give me that look." Hiashi said in a monotone. Oh yeah. He wasn't happy.
"What do you want from me?" Neji asked.
"Neji, if you're going to be a famous actor in the future, you can't be refusing parts."
"Whoever said I wanted to be famous?"
Hiashi sighed and shook his head. "Neji, you already are famous. You know that. It won't be good for your reputation if you refuse a movie."
"Well in that case, it's a no win situation for me!" Neji cried. "It's either I screw my reputation in the movie industry, or I screw my reputation with the general population."
Hiashi looked at him curiously.
Neji yanked the script back out of his backpack. "Do you seriously think I want THIS to be my image? This movie is so bad, it's inappropriate. It's not even funny at all! It's like that stupid movie You don't mess with the Zohan or whatever the bloody hell it was called." Neji shoved past Hiashi and threw the script over his shoulder. The papers fluttered to the floor with satisfying rattling sounds.
"Neji!" Hiashi called after him.
"Forget it. I quit." He heard a few unmistakable gasps of shock around him.
"Why?" Someone cried. "You're going to give up this career?"
"Neji! Stop!" Hiashi cried.
Neji turned and looked at him. "I've been acting since I was six. I don't even know who I am as a person anymore because of it. I've been wanting to quit and live a normal life for years now!"
"What do you mean, Neji?" Hiashi cried. He had never seen him so frantic.
"I'm going to go to school, I'm going to get a real job, I'm going to live like a normal sixteen year old teenager!"
"You're already going to school!"
"A PRIVATE school where the only people I get to hang out with are snobby rich kids who are either like me, or have family who are famous. I'm going to go to public school where I can actually live."
"Neji, you're famous. There is no way you're going to be able to survive in public school!" Hiashi cried.
"Watch me." And with that, Neji walked out of the room and slammed the door behind him.