A/N: Heyy! I honestly never thought of making continuing this story or making it a two-shot, but my good friend and awesome author, MissFaerieKaiti, gave me the idea for this. Thanks, girly! I hope you guys like it! 8D I personally do. xDD I love torturing Tenten.
I don't own Naruto. But I do know what happens after a wisdom tooth surgery and stuff. (I hafta get mine taken out next month, and the oral surgeons told me what I'd be in for.) It really is a bigger deal than you'd think it would be. o_o
I could hardly believe what I was hearing. "You're a horrible liar, Neji." My face burned as he re-enacted what exactly had happened in the dentist's office. "What kind of idiot do you take me for?" I tried to speak past my swollen and bruised jawline and fever-blistered lips. For the most part, I wasn't looking so hot. And I really didn't want Neji to see me like this. I wasn't allowed to go anywhere for the next three days or even suck through a straw! How cruel was that? Apparently, getting your wisdom teeth out is a HUGE deal. And, as Shikamaru would say, it was a drag.
So, anyway, I was bundled up in bed at home, in a pretty bad mood because I couldn't get out and train with my squad (I always hate to miss training. It makes me feel lazy and restless), my mouth was hurting like crazy, and Neji had come over to bring me my favorite food (sesame dumplings- wasn't that thoughtful of him?), only to find out I can't eat up because of my screwed-up mouth. (I'm limited to pudding and ice cream here.) And then Neji telling me this far-fetched story of how high I'd been on the meds the dentist gave me.. well, yeah, I wasn't in the best mood. I'm gonna steal his word here- the whole thing was ridiculous.
Neji looked amused. "I'm telling the truth."
"Prove it." I crossed my arms.
"I knew you wouldn't take my word for it." Almost smugly, Neji reaches into his pocket and hands me some sort of tape recorder.
I eyed it warily. "What's this?"
"A tape recorder the dentist gave me. It has all the proof you'll need." Neji leaned back in his chair, looking pretty satisfied with himself. I wanted to smack him. "Play it."
Reluctantly, I did so. Everything Neji had told me began playing, and I gasped loudly, dismayed.
"Ohhh, Neji. Theere you are. I'm SO glad you're here with me. I don't know WHAT I'd do without youu.."
"You'd be fine."
"Nooo. I would TOTALLY not be fine. TOTALLY."
I gaped at a smirking Neji, ignoring the pain. "I really said all this?" I totally didn't remember any of it.
"GET IT AWAY FROM ME!"
I looked disgusted. "Do I really sound like that?"
Neji arched an eyebrow. "Do you really want an answer?"
I got the memo. I clamped my mouth shut.
"I just want you to hold my hand."
"I AM holding your hand."
"Oh. I knew that."
I could feel myself turning crimson as I avoided eye contact with Neji.
Man, this day was going suckish.
"Neji, Neji, Neji Hyuuugaa! I love you! I love you sooo MUCH!"
Outraged, I gasped and cried out at the same time, making a strangled sound in my throat. I didn't just say that. I didn't remember any of it! Yet there was my slurred voice, singing like an idiot. Neji shot me a "I told you so" look.
"Oh, jeez. Will she remember any of this?"
"Perhaps. If she doesn't, then I'll be sure to remind her."
My eyes flashed as a pinprick of memory jolted me. Now the dentist saying that, that sounded familiar. "I'M GOING TO KILL HIM!" I hurled the tape recorder, intending to smash it against the wall. I didn't want to hear any more.
But Neji, in all his coolness, (I hated his coolness with a passion just then) caught it and made me listen to the remainder of the tape. I swear, my whole body was on fire in embarrassment when I said the "TenTen Hyuga" thing.
I was ready to kill.
"You better burn that," I hissed icily.
"I think I'll hang onto it." Neji stuck it back into his pocket. "Might make good blackmail."
I stared at him. "You wouldn't."
One side of his mouth quirked. "I wouldn't," he reassured.
I began attempting to slide out of bed, anger pulsing my veins. Neji was by my side in an instant. "Tenten, what on earth do you think you're doing?"
"I'm gonna go kill that dentist." I spat the word out as if he was Orochimaru in disguise or something.
Neji, on the other hand, was obviously inwardly enjoying this. "That wouldn't solve anything. Lie back down."
Reluctantly, I complied, but only because of how drained I was from trying to get out of bed. Pathetic, right? "I hate you."
"Doubtful. I thought you loved me."
My eyes narrowed. "Watch it, Hyuga. I plan to be present when you get your wisdom teeth surgically removed."
That actually did the trick. He shut up.
Good to know I have at least a teensy bit of control over him..