Song of the chapter: "Reminisce" by Mann
They were the talk of town.
Every news channel, every passing citizen, everyone was talking about the underground problems of the famous Hyuga Clan has been into the light.
Hinata didn't take the paparazzi right at all, but Naruto felt at home with the cameras she noticed as he smiled and waved every time they took pictures of him. She could giggle at that, considering he probably thought he was a celebrity now, instead of a survivor at a killing attempt.
Her father was sent to the emergency room and has been there for the past 2 days now. The doctors say he's slowly recovering, and that they got him at the right time.
Sakura and Ino jumped at Hinata the first opportunity they got when she walked out of the building. After the crying, hugging and asking if she was okay, they started yelling at her for not telling them she was a part of a multimillionaire clan.
Neji, thanks to the kindness of her father and his begging, was given a second chance. With a warning that if slips up again, it's going to be the last straw. He accepted it though, knowing he wasn't planning anything for a long time. And even proposed to his girlfriend, and found a house out of town to start a new life.
And as for Hinata? She took the biggest step into a new life.
She sighed as she placed in the last earring, securing it from the back. She tightened the clip on the back of her hair that was holding it in place above her left shoulder.
She stared at her reflection in the mirror, feeling kind of shady that she wasn't wearing the purple dress Sakura had picked for her. Instead, she picked her mother's all white sleeveless dress that ended a little bit over her knees. She found the white heels that went with them and strapped them on.
The sound of her cellphone ringing caught her attention as she picked it up, seeing it was Sakura.
"Hello?" She asked.
"Hello? Are you saying hello to me, Hinata?"
"Umm... isn't that how you answer the phone?" Hinata asked, her eyebrow risen.
"Not when you're going to be late for the dance!" She exclaimed. "If you don't hurry up in the next 5 minutes, Ino and I are dipping with no regrets!"
"Okay, okay! I'm coming!" Hinata said, hanging up the cellphone before quickly getting up to pick up her small white handbag.
The point of the handbag was beyond her, but Sakura insisted she took it.
She walked over to the bedroom door, unlocking it and opening it, taking a step back quick in shock when she saw the short figure already standing there.
"Shit Hanabi, you scared the crap out of me." She said, walking out of the door, closing it behind her.
"Sorry, I wanted to see how you looked before you left!" Hanabi said, her eyebrow risen.
"Well?" Hinata asked, taking a small curtsy. Hanabi bit her bottom lip before turning to look somewhere else other then Hinata.
"You look pretty." She quickly mumbled. Hinata smiled.
"Huh? I couldn't quit hear that." Hinata said, bending her head lower to Hanabi.
"Don't make me repeat it!" She exclaimed, her face red. Hinata giggled.
"Okay, I won't." She said, giving Hanabi a quick hug. "Dinners in the microwave, remember to eat it, and call to check on father too okay?"
"Okay, okay I get it! Now leave!" Hanabi said, pushing Hinata down the hallway. Hinata chuckled and nodded, walking down the stairs and out the door, blowing Hanabi a kiss before closing the door. Hanabi shook her head, locking the door.
She was happy Hinata was actually going to enjoy herself for once, though.
"Dobe, do you even know how to do a tie?" Sasuke asked, watching Naruto suffer with the tie in front of the mirror.
"Ugh, this shit is confusing! I give up!" Naruto exclaimed, ripping the thing off. "Where's the clip on?" He asked as Sasuke shook his head, picking the clip on off the table and handing it to Naruto.
"You're lucky I realized I had a idiot at my house and thought ahead by buying it for you." Sasuke said, earning a look from Naruto.
"Ha, ha, ha, you're a riot bro." He said, clipping the tie on with ease. Sasuke sighed, sitting down on the couch.
"I honestly don't know what's wrong with Hinata." Sasuke said. "I would never agree to going to the dance with you, no matter how much money you throw my way." Naruto paused fixing his collar for a second, before continuing to it.
"I didn't ask her." He confessed, causing Sasuke to widen his eyes.
"Are you fucking kidding me?"
"I wouldn't lie about something like that." He said, sighing a bit. "I didn't think she'd want to go with me, so I didn't ask."
"What the hell, dobe? Who else would she want to go with if it wasn't you?" Sasuke asked, placing his hand on his head. "I honestly think you bribed someone if you made it this far as a human being."
"Weren't you the one who was just saying you wouldn't know what was wrong with Hinata if she went with me?" Naruto asked, raising his eyebrow.
"Because any normal would see your true dumbass-ness!" Sasuke exclaimed. "She somehow chooses to overlook it, and that's too much commitment for me." He said, sighing when Naruto stuck his tongue out at him. "So neither of you have dates?"
"Well I don't, I don't know about her though." Naruto said, picking up his coat and swinging it over his shoulder. "But can we stop talking about this and get going? We're going to be late." He said, picking up the keys and walking out the door.
"Whatever." Sasuke said, rolling his eyes, following Naruto out the apartment.
The gym was filled with students, colorful lights moving all over the place. The music was blaring, the sound of Flo Rida and Akon's voices asking "Who Dat Girl?" filling the place. People waved at her when she passed, which caused to raise her eyebrow.
That was new, but she waved back at them.
"Oh there are the guys!" Sakura exclaimed, running over to where Shino, Kiba and Shikamaru were. Hinata watched as Ino gave Kiba a quick glance before walking over beside Shikamaru. Hinata sighed.
That was her fault.
Hinata narrowed her eyes when she realized who was missing from the bunch. She opened her mouth to ask, but Sakura beat her to it.
"Hey, where are Sasuke and Naruto?" The pink haired girl asked.
"Who knows, they called and said they might be late." Kiba said, drinking out of his punch.
"Oh well, boo hoo." Ino said, turning over to the boy standing near her. "Shikamaru, you want to dance?"
Everybody widened their eyes.
"What?" Shikamaru asked, choking on his punch a bit. Ino frowned.
"I asked if you wanted to dance, why is everyone so surprised?" Ino asked the group. "It's kinda what you need to do at dances."
"Are you playing a joke on me?" Shikamaru asked with narrowed eyes. Ino sighed.
"No I'm not, now are you gonna dance with me or not?" She asked, impatient now. Shikamaru stared at her for a bit before slowly nodding his head. Ino smiled and took his arm, causing him to quickly place his cup on the table before it spilled all over the place.
"Aww, ex's dancing together, that's cute." Sakura said, smiling at them. She sighed. "Now what?" She asked, turning over to Hinata, who shrugged. Hinata felt Kiba's eyes on her, but she ignored it. She didn't want to associate with him right now.
"Hinata." Everyone widened their eyes when they realized who just spoke. They all turned their heads to the boy who was sitting in the seat, his face finally showing for the first time.
"Yes, Shino?" Hinata asked, looking at him as he got up and reached out his hand.
"Since we have nothing to do at this moment, you want to dance with me?" He asked, his voice monotone. Hinata widened her eyes even more before smiling a bit and nodding her head.
"Woah, woah, woah hold up!" Sakura exclaimed with wide eyes. "Shino did you just ask someone to dance?"
"What, I'm bored, and she looked like the only other one who didn't have anything to do." Shino said, turning to Hinata and nodding his head to the dancefloor before they left to it.
"Okay, that was awkward." Kiba stated, earning a nod of agreement from Sakura.
"You see, I told you we were late Teme!" They both turned their heads to see Naruto and Sasuke walking into the gym.
"It's your fault, you dobe." Sasuke said, frowning at the blonde. "Learn to tie a tie before attempting it next time."
"Ugh, whatever." Naruto said, turning to wave at Sakura and Kiba. "What's up, guys? Sorry we're late, the Teme over here needed to take a leak so we stopped at a local tree trunk-" That earned a knock to the head from Sasuke. "OW, what the fuck?" Sakura giggled.
"It doesn't matter, as long as you guys are here." She said.
"Where are the drinks? I'm thirsty." Sasuke said, looking around the gym.
"Goddamn, already?" Naruto asked. "But you just took a piss at the park-" That earned him another hit to the head. "OWW, that one hurt you jerk!"
"Learn to shut your mouth next time then." Sasuke said, frowning at the blonde. Naruto flipped him off.
"The drinks are over there." Kiba said, nodding his head to the table. Sasuke nodded before walking over to it. Naruto sighed before looking around the gym, then back at Sakura.
"Hey Sakura, by any chance do you know where Hinata is?" He asked, causing her to raise her eyebrow.
"Why do you ask, hmmm?" She asked, grinning a bit. Naruto blushed.
"Uh, I just wanted to know." He said, causing her to giggle.
"She's over there dancing with Shino." She said, pointing over at the dancefloor. Naruto narrowed his eyes when he saw Shino and Hinata dancing among the crowd.
'Huh, so she did find a date after all'
"Ugh, what's taking Sasuke so long? I wanna dance already!" Sakura exclaimed, sighing a bit. "Oh my god, I'm not waiting anymore. Naruto, dance with me!" Naruto raised his eyebrow before turning his head over to Sakura.
"Excuse me?" Naruto asked, widening his eyes a bit.
"Why are you acting so shocked?" Sakura asked, frowning a bit.
"Uhhh, because you're my ex." He came back with, his eyebrow risen higher. Sakura rolled her eyes.
"It doesn't matter, look Shikamaru and Ino are dancing together." She said, pointing over at the two. Naruto followed Sakura's finger with his eyes, widening them.
"That's... creepy." He said. Sakura sighed.
"Can you please just dance with me? I'm bored." Sakura said, watching Naruto as he stared at her for awhile before sighing and nodding his head. She smiled and took his hand and ran into the crowd. Kiba raised his eyebrow.
"Today has to be the creepiest day ever."
Flo Rida's song slowly ended, and Aaliyah's voice came onto the speakers. Hinata recognized this song immediately. "I Miss You", that was her favorite song by Aaliyah. Hinata stopped dancing when she saw the shy girl make her way to her and Shino.
"Um, hi, can I um, d-dance with you Shino?" She asked, her face red. Shino looked at the girl before looking up at Hinata.
"If it's okay with you." He said, and Hinata smiled.
"Of course, enjoy!" She said, watching the girl smile at her before walking away from them. She went back to table, seeing only Sasuke seated at it. "Oh hey Sasuke."
"Hi." He said in a monotone voice. Hinata raised her eyebrow.
"Thanks for the enthusiasm." She said sarcastically, sitting down beside him. Sasuke sighed.
"Sorry, I'm just feeling a little pissed off."
'Well that wasn't new.'
"Sorry to hear." She said, looking around the gym. "Hey, did Naruto come with you by any chance?" Sasuke growled a bit.
"Yes, that bastard's the reason why I'm pissed." He said, causing Hinata to look at him with a confused expression. "Over there." He said, nodding his head to the dance floor. Hinata looked and saw Naruto and Sakura with their arms wrapped around each other, dancing slowly to the Aaliyah song.
"Oh..." She said, looking away from them. Sasuke stared at Hinata before placing his cup on the table.
"Go ask Naruto to dance with you, so I can dance with Sakura." He said, causing Hinata to look up at him with widen eyes.
"What? Hell no!" She exclaimed. Sasuke chuckled.
"I wasn't asking you."
"Excuse me?" Hinata asked, frowning a bit. Did this guy think he controled people?
"You owe me, remember?" He said, causing Hinata to raise her eyebrow in confusion. "That day at the beach, when I gave you my changing hut." He explained. "You said you would owe me."
"Hey, um, can I have this one?" She asked him, a small smile on her lips. Sasuke stared down at her, his eyebrow raised.
"Why? They're all the same."
"But I- Let's just say I kinda want to just hit the beach right after I'm done dressing. Please? I'll owe you." Hinata said, her fingers interlocked. Sasuke rolled his eyes, letting out a sigh.
"Fine, whatever. But you owe me." He said, walking past her to another cabin.
"Thank you!" Hinata yelled after him, opening the cabin door and walking in
Hinata widened her eyes when she remembered.
"N-No, b-b-but-" She began, her face turning red. "Please pick something else!" She exclaimed, trying to get him to change his mind. Sasuke shook his head.
"No, I want you to do this." He said, nodding his head to the dance floor. "Now get going." Hinata stared at him, her eyes pleading, but Sasuke didn't budge. She sighed, took in some air before slowly getting up and making her way to the two of them.
"We didn't agree on two songs, you know." Naruto stated, slowly dancing to the song with his hands at Sakura's waist. Sakura sighed.
"Well too bad, okay?" She said, smiling a bit. "Plus I love this song and- ... Oh hi Hinata!" Naruto looked towards his side to see Hinata standing there with a red face.
"H-Hi." She said, looking down at he feet. Naruto narrowed his eyes at her.
'What is she so nervous about?'
"What are you doing here? You're done dancing with Shino already?" Sakura asked, her head tilted at the girl.
"Um, yeah." She said, clearing her throat a bit. "I actually c-came to, um, see if I could, uh-"
"Dance with Naruto?" Sakura asked, causing Hinata to gasp a bit. She looked up at Naruto for a split second before looking back down at her feet.
"U-Um, yeah." She said, causing Naruto to widen his eyes.
'That was unexpected.'
"Well you could've said so, sheesh!" Sakura said, letting go of the boy. "He's all yours! I need to find my booboo anyways." And with that, Sakura left, quickly winking at Hinata first. Naruto stood there watching Hinata as she stood there, looking from the ground to his face. He raised his eyebrow.
"You know, we're supposed to be sort of touching right about now." He said, causing Hinata to turn even more red. "It's sort of the rules to slow songs."
"I-I know that." She muttered, her eyes never leaving the floor. He sighed a bit before taking her hands, causing her to jump a bit he noticed and placing them on his shoulders. He then took his and placed them at her waist, and slowly started rocking to the song. He noticed her eyes were looking at anywhere but his, and this caused him to roll his eyes.
"I don't get why you're avoiding me." He said, a small smirk making it's way to his features. "You were the one who asked to dance with me, if I'm not mistaken." He said, watching for her reaction. Hinata quickly looked at him with wide eyes, before giggling a bit.
"Don't flatter yourself, Sasuke made me." She said, causing Naruto to raise both of his eyebrows. "I owed him." She explained. Naruto nodded his head indicating he understood.
"So... Shino.." Naruto said, getting Hinata's attention. "Was he your date or something?" He asked, causing Hinata to raise her eyebrow.
"Noooo." She said. "He just asked me to dance so I agreed." She explained to him. Naruto nodded again, looking a bit more relieved. A small silence took over them for a bit. Hinata was looking at the other couples dancing.
Naruto took the chance to actually look at Hinata now. A white dress, he couldn't deny she picked the right color. It brought out everything about her. And she picked the right white dress too, because it hugged her perfectly, showing everything she had to offer yet not so much of it.
It fit nicely around her curves, and she had curves. Nice ones, if he may add.
"So how have you been holding up since what happened?" He asked, deciding to break the silence and break his focus on her body. Hinata turned to him, before quickly biting her bottom lip.
"I've been good, seems like everythings falling together nicely at the house, though they expect me to live there. I don't want too, I'm just there until dad comes back for Hanabi." She explained, sighing a bit. She looked up at him, staring into his eyes. "But I wanted to thank you." Naruto chuckled.
"Everything." She said, biting her bottom lip again. "You helped me so much... and I was so, horrible to you." She said, looking down at her feet now.
"You weren't horrible." Naruto defended, but Hinata shook her head.
"No, I was horrible, you can't make me change my mind about that." She said, feeling a finger go to her forehead, pushing it back and causing her to look back up at Naruto.
"Well, it's alright, and you'll have plenty of time to thank me later." He said, giving her a small smile. Hinata smiled and raised her eyebrow.
"And why is that?" She asked.
"Because after your dad comes back from the hospital, you're moving in with me." Naruto said, shrugging. "I'm sorry, it just can't be helped." Hinata giggled.
"Then I can't fight it, huh?" She asked.
"Nope, it has to happen no matter what." Naruto said, smiling at her.
"Oh well, I guess it's just the way it is." Hinata said.
"And since we're gonna be around each other every moment of the day, it's only logical that you become my girlfriend." Naruto said, shrugging again. Hinata smiled and rolled her eyes.
"I guess it only makes sense." She said, earning another smile from Naruto. She gave him a small smile before sighing a bit. "Thank you for coming into my life, Naruto. You have no idea what it means to me." Naruto gave her a small smile before placing his hand at her cheek.
"No problem." He said.
And he kissed her.
A/N – I finally ended the story! YAY, I feel so accomplished! Maybe I'll write a epilogue, but that's a maybe. Hope you enjoyed the story! I know I maybe ended it a bit odd, but I'm sorry! & I updated pretty fast too huh? Anyways, love you guys thanks for reading!