Chapter 1- Trouble in the family

Kiba and Mina's relationship was going pretty well. They love each other, got along without any problems, and were living together. The only thing that was missing, was Mina's parents approval. Her parents pushed her hard to be a fighter, but Mina wanted to be a medical ninja, which her parents agreed to only after she promised to work on her fighting abilities. All of their family was fighters, and that wasn't going to change. On top of that, Mina's father didn't like Kiba one bit. The two got into a heated argument over what Mina should do with her life. Kiba was for Mina doing whatever she wanted, but her father wanted her to become a deadly warrior. The talk was so heated Mina begged them to stop. She couldn't bear to see them at each other's throats. Kiba stopped for her sake, but her father pressed on and said to come with him. She didn't and so she now lives with Kiba. Even though Kiba enjoys having her around, he had to work things our with her father. One way or another, he was going to settle things.

(Konoha streets)

"Hey Mina, how was your day?" asked Kiba as he greeted her with a hug and a kiss.

"It was good. Mission wasn't too bad," said Mina, who looked in to her boyfriends compassionate eyes.

"Well good. Hey, I was just on my way to get something to eat. Want to come?" said Kiba, getting a nod from Mina.

"Sure, that sounds great, Kiba," said Mina, who walked with Kiba with his arm around her shoulder.

They had gotten to the entrance when they saw someone that killed the mood immediately. It was Mina's father

"So your still with that dog trash, Mina," said Mina's father, looking angrily at Kiba, who returned the look.

"Father stop! I will not have you and Kiba arguing again," said Mina, as she just wanted to and eat with her boyfriend.

"When are you going to stop this foolishness and start acting like a warrior?" said Mina's father, getting irritated by the second by his daughter's disobedience.

"Its not foolishness! I love Kiba, and he loves me. Why can't you just realize that," asked Mina, feeling Kiba grab her shoulder tighter.

"Because, I will not have this mutt as my Son-in-law. Nor will I have him the father of my grandchildren," said her father, seeing Kiba take his arm off Mina.

"What is your deal? Why can't you just be proud of your own damn daughter?" asked Kiba, who was in Mina's father's face.

"She chooses not to embrace her bloodline and wants to be a coward. I have nothing to be proud of," said Mina's father, while mina pulled at Kiba to back away.

"Kiba lets just go, please," said Mina, as Kiba started to walk with her into the restaurant, shooting one final look at her father.

(Later that night)

Kiba and Mina were back at Kiba's house after eating at the restaurant. The whole time there was uneasiness over what Mina's father had said. It made Kiba's blood boil, but Mina told him just to forget about it. He forgot a little, but it was eating away at him. Even now as laid in bed next to Mina, stroking her hair, it was all he could think about.

'I've gotta straighten things out with Minas dad. She can't take any more of this,' though Kiba, as he finally went to sleep.

He was going to have to prove himself, but how?

(The next day)

Kiba woke up to a bright sunrise and Mina next to him. He got up and took a shower, all the while thinking about how he could prove to Mina's father he was right for her. He had his head down in the shower in though, and then he had an idea. It was risky and probably wouldn't end well, but it was the only thing he could think of. He got out of the shower and got dressed. Just then, Mina got up from the bed and looked at him.

"Where are you going, Kiba?" asked Mina, who saw Kiba look at her and smiled.

"I've just got something to take care of. Ill be back later," said Kiba, who got a nod from her.

"Okay, be careful okay," said Mina, as Kiba kissed her.

"I will, have a good day," said Kiba as he headed out the door.

(Mina's house- few min. later)

Mina's father was just about to leave for a mission, then he saw Kiba and was not happy.

"What do you want, mutt?" asked Mina's father, as Kiba scowled at him for the mutt remark.

"I came to talk to you about Mina," said Kiba, as Mina's father just looked at him.

"What about her?" asked Mina's father, still looking at Kiba.

"This fighting between you and me cant go on forever. So I'm proposing a way to settle it," said Kiba, as he saw him raise and eye brow.

"And what did you have in mind?" asked Mina's father, who saw Kiba get serious.

"A match, me and you, one on one. If I win, you let Mina and me be. If you win, then Ill leave Mina alone. Deal?" asked Kiba, who saw Mina's dad ponder this proposition.

"You sure you wanna do this?" asked Mina's father, as he saw Kiba nod.

"Yes, I am," said Kiba, getting a nod from Mina's father.

"Very well, but not right away. Ill give you a week to prepare for this," said Mina's father, as he shook Kiba's hand.

"That's fine by me. Just make sure your ready for it," said Kiba as he turned and left.

The date has been set, the challenge accepted, but how was Mina gonna take this. The uncertain future waits to reveal itself.