I See Through You

Note: Hello hello! Sorry for the long time without updates...With Summer coming up, I've been struggling with classes, and lots of drama...Eh, not worth explaining. :/

I was also deciding which story to update first...And just decided to start with this one.

Please Read, REVIEW, and Enjoy!

Chapter Three – The First Day

Sakura headed back to her own place, while they stayed in Hinata's room for the night. Before they knew it, however, morning came.

Neji let out a large yawn, and stretched his arms, ignoring the pain that he felt. Glancing over at the window, he could see a small sliver of daylight that was poking in.

The First Day... he thought, letting out a sigh. I guess we should leave. Seven days isn't a very long time.

He turned and glanced down, surprised to see that Hinata was sleeping beside him in her own bed mat.

"Lady Hinata." he whispered, gently nudging her. Hinata slowly opened her eyes, and looked up at Neji tiredly.

"Neji-kun...Good morning." she said, slowly sitting up, her hair sticking up quite a bit.

Neji couldn't help but chuckle, which helped lift his spirits a bit.

"We need to go." he told her. She nodded in understandings, and stood, trying to rub the sleep from her eyes.

She still wasn't aware of how urgent the situation was. Neji didn't plan on telling her, because he knew of how Hinata liked to over-work herself in dire situations.

Neji slowly slipped out of his bed roll and, using all of his strength, got up onto his feet...However, he began to wobble, and was only saved from falling when Hinata rushed to his side, helping him recover his balance.

"T-Thanks." he said, nodding to Hinata, who smiled at him.

After quickly packing up their essentials, Hinata and Neji headed out, with Neji leaning some of his weight against Hinata for support.

But, once they reached the gates of the Hidden Leaf leading out to the forest, a familiar voice called from behind, "Neji! Hinata!"

They turned, and saw that Sakura was running up to them, with a bag on her back.

"Don't forget about me." she said, grinning.

"I don't think you should come, Sakura. This isn't really your responsibility." Neji stated.

Sakura shook her head. "No way! I got permission from Tsunade to skip training to help you guys out." she said, "After all, I am a medical ninja. You may need me!"

"S-Sakura-chan..." Hinata said, dipping her head. "Thank you."

Neji sighed. "I guess it can't be helped then..." he muttered.

Sakura raised an eyebrow. "Would I just get in the way?" she asked irritatedly.

Neji shook his head. "N-No, not at all. Thank you for your help." he stated, dipping his head as well...

And with that, they took their first steps out into the forest. And the hunt for the Branch Family's new home began.

"Maybe the rumors are true." said a shadowy figure, whom was holding a pair of binoculars and gazing at the group as they left the Leaf Village.

"Give me those!" the other figure whispered, taking them and looking through them. "Hm...Those are definitely Hyuga...But I'm not sure about the other girl."

The other person took back the binoculars and looked through them again. "We should report this to Fujimato." he stated, moving the binoculars away as the other tried to take them again.

"HANDS OFF DAMN YOU!" he shouted, and they suddenly lost balance and fell from the tree where they were perched, hitting the ground with a thud!

"Did you hear something?" Neji said, looking around with his eyes.

Hinata looked around too, but shook her head. "N-No." she stated.

Neji shrugged. "Must have been nothing." he said, letting out a sigh.

"You seem really tense, Neji." Sakura said. "We just barely left the Leaf and you're acting like we're going to get attacked!" She let out a small chuckle.

"The Hyuga are the target of many crime organizations," Neji said,"And, in my current condition, I need to be ready for an attack...Or there's no way for me to protect Lady Hinata."

Hinata blushed, and looked away, twiddling her fingers. "I-I don't always need your protection..." she said.

Neji put locked arms with her, and Hinata looked up at him. He gave her a serious look for a moment, and then smiled. "Sorry for worrying too much then, I guess." he said, and she smiled back at him.

Sakura raised an eyebrow. They get along really well, she thought. It's different than that time...

The image of the Chuunin Exam preliminaries flashed into her mind...The harshness of Neji's actions towards Hinata, as if she was nothing but trash...

But now, as she gazed upon something new...Something different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but one thing was for sure:

There was definitely some love there.

To be continued...

Next Chapter - Feelings

Note: I introduced some of the future Antagonists in a humorous way, just because. XD Tell me what you think, and leave a review! The next chapter will be longer, and hopefully more Romance-focused!