A/N: NEW STORY! :D Well, in here, the characters aren't ninja! They have real life jobs though some things like Hokage and ANBU are going to stay the same. Characters who were dead: Pervy Sage and Asuma are alive in here! Sasuke never left and is a good guy, and Itachi is also alive and a good guy! The main characters are around 22-23 years old and I've used one pairing I never thought I would ever use... Anyways, hope you guys like the story! ^_^ Read and Review!
I don't own Naruto or its characters
Hinata Hyuga sighed as she looked out the window out of her apartment. The sun was shining and it looked like the perfect day to be outside on a picnic. Unfortunately, today she worked and she was going to be stuck inside a building. At least, she thought, she was going to be working with the thing she loved the most. Hinata was a pediatrician at the hospital and ever since her good friend Naruto (whom she got over a few years back) gave her the strength to be strong, she always wanted to assist those in need and help them become strong.
As Hinata walked outside, she took her time walking to the Konoha Hosptial since she lived very close by. Before she entered the building, Hinata looked at a rosebush nearby and admired her favorite flower. However, a breeze came by and a couple of petals fell from one of the roses. She blinked a couple of times and the breeze continued. Hinata suddenly had a strange feeling something was going to happen… She shook off the feeling and entered the building.
"Hello Hinata!" her best friends Sakura and Ino said aloud as they stood by the reception desk.
"Hello," Hinata replied smiling at them.
She walked towards them and was happy they were all able to work in the same hospital together. Sakura was well respected doctor trained by Lady Tsunade herself, and Ino too was a doctor following her friend's footsteps as well.
"Ready for another day of work?" Sakura asked her.
Hinata nodded. "Yes, I'm always ready to work!"
Ino smiled at her changed friend. Hinata still stuttered at times, but other than that, the Hyuga girl rarely brought back her bad habit again.
"You got an appointment with Kurenai's child huh?" Ino asked her.
Hinata nodded happily. Since Kurenai was always like a mother to her, she just loved to make sure her former sensei's child was in perfect health.
The friends chatted for awhile and suddenly, Sakura brought up a subject Hinata did not really like to talk about.
"So any good looking admirers Hinata?" Sakura teasingly asked.
Hinata felt her face flush and she shook her head.
"You know, every now and then it's good to meet guys," Ino pointed out.
"I-I know…" Hinata said looking down.
"Hinata like I've always said, you're such a different person now! Any guy would go head over heels for you! Or do you still think about—"
"No I don't think about him anymore!" Hinata said rather quickly. "I'm perfectly fine!"
Ino and Sakura glanced at each other. They knew that "him" was the one who was Hinata's first love when they were teenagers. He even brought out the true Hinata out of her shell. After they broke up though, Hinata was depressed for awhile and couldn't understand why he had just ended the relationship out of nowhere. Yes she had dated others, but deep inside of herself, she was scared of a new relationship every time.
"Well, anyways," Sakura said hoping to clear up the awkward air. "Sasuke and I are having BBQ this weekend! You guys and the rest of our friends are invited!"
"Wow, the newlyweds got everything together so fast!" Ino said laughing as Sakura smiled softly.
"I would love to go Sakura!" Hinata said happily.
"Yes! I can't for it! Oh and Ino, control Naruto!" Sakura exclaimed. "Last time, he and Sasuke almost killed each other over who won in Mortal Kombat!"
Ino huffed. "Excuse me? You should control Sasuke! My fiancée was an innocent bystander on this!"
"Just because he's the Hokage—"
"He didn't do anything!"
"Yes he did! As much as he's like a brother to me—"
"Shut up billboard brow!"
"Be quiet Ino pig!"
"Uh, see you later guys!" Hinata said nervously as her friends started having one of their dramatic fights.
Hinata sighed in relief as she neared her office. Before she could walk through the door, she saw her dear cousin Neji with his pregnant wife, Tenten coming out of a waiting room.
"Hello Hinata," Neji said.
"Hi guys," she replied. "Tenten, how's your baby?"
Tenten smiled and she caressed her swollen stomach. "They're fine. My pregnancy is going great!"
Hinata smiled and congratulated the happy couple. She then told them about the BBQ that Sasuke and Sakura were having at their house on the weekend, and Tenten happily agreed that they would attend.
As Neji was about remark that they'll try to go, Tenten's hormones took over and she yelled, "WE ARE GOING NEJI HYUGA! DO YOU HEAR ME? THEY ARE OUR FRIENDS!"
Tenten's personality suddenly changed to something gentle, "Now, can we go back home? I feel kinda tired…"
Neji and Hinata stood there gawking at Tenten in disbelief. A few moments later, Neji then told Hinata, "Well then, I'll see you later Hinata. I hope you find someone to bring along with you."
Hinata tensed up but she nodded at her cousin. She waved goodbye at the couple and got inside her office. She sighed and began looking out of this window. Who would she bring to the BBQ with her? And at the same time, Hinata did not want to go since he was going to be there as well with his current girlfriend. It was not that Hinata was a weakling as many considered her before and couldn't face him; as much as she wanted to talk to him properly, his girlfriend Izumi was for some reason very jealous of Hinata being around him. This meant Hinata couldn't get near her old friend, (or her ex-boyfriend as well) without Izumi overreacting.
Hinata slumped on her chair and said aloud, "I do miss him… I'm just going to have to overcome that Izumi! But what about bringing someone? That's the part that makes me nervous… All of my friends want to see me happy, but I'm fine! Am I?"
Her thoughts were interrupted when Shizune called her office.
"Hinata, Kurenai and her child are here now."
"Thank y-you Shizune, I'll be right there soon," she replied and hung up the phone. At least Kurenai would be able to comfort Hinata once she told her about the dilemma Hinata was in.
Finally, Hinata became Dr. Hyuga when she put on her white coat, and she smiled to herself. She walked out of her office feeling slightly more cheerful, ignoring the sudden clouds blocking the sun's warm rays from a few hours ago.