Hinata Chronicles Chapter 1: Chosen
The room is dark, Hinata Hyūga the member of the Hyūga Clan's main household (12 years old) is floating aimlessly in what looks like an endless darkness. She wakes up and gently lands on to a surface under her.
"What's going on?" Hinata though nervously.
She looks around wondering where she is and how she got there, she then see's what looks like a young girl in a black leather hooded coat.
"Who is that?" Hinata thought as she then tried to talk but couldn't. "Why can't I talk!" She thought.
The young girl in the black leather hooded coat only said "You have been chosen, regain you courage after choosing one of the three weapons you will soon see and then face your fears.", then disappears.
"What do you mean?" Hinata then tried to run after her, but under her a bright light opens from thee darkness and shows the surface she is on. A lavender stain-glass surface with her on it with eyes closed in the position of praying also showing the symbol of her clan around the edges of the surface.
"This is getting weird. . .", soon the ground starts to shake and then three pillars gently fall from the sky then a glowing light appears on each pillar showing three weapons: a sword, a wand and a shield.
"These must be the three weapons she was talking about. . ." She starts to walk when she hears a voice.
"Power sleeps within you", "If you give it form. . . It will give you strength. . . now choose well"
Hinata swallowed as first goes and jumps onto the pillar with the to the wand.
"The power of the mystic. Inner strength. A staff of wonder and ruin." The voice said
Hinata has a look that shows she doesn't know, then she goes and jumps onto the pillar with the sword.
"The power of the warrior. Invincible courage. A sword of terrible destruction."
Hinata has a look that shows that this isn't her, she finally goes and jumps onto the pillar with the to the shield.
"The power of the guardian. Kindness to aid friends. A shield to repel all." Hinata smiled as it look like this is the perfect choice so she ends up choosing the shield.
"Your path is now set, now what will you give up in exchange?". Hinata decides to give up the sword cause she doesn't like fighting.
The voice then says "You chosen the power of a guardian. You given up the power of a warrior. Is this the form you choose?"
Hinata nodded her head. Suddenly the pillar that she was on began to sink and disappear as the floor around her began to break away, causing her to fall. Hinata continued falling until she saw another stain-glass similar to the last one except it was dark blue as she gently landed on it. "At least it was a safe landing. . ." Soon the shield that she chose appeared in her hands. "This is. . . different." as she then swung it.
"You've gained the power to fight."
Hinata then gripped the shield as she then did a 'Gentle Fist' move with her free hand. She then pushed forward with the shield in her hand doing a shield attack.
"All right! You've got it. Use this power to protect yourself and others."
Hinata then smiled. "I will." She then looked around to see strange black yellow-eyed creatures that was coming out of the floor. "What the?"
"There will be times you have to fight. Keep your light burning strong."
Hinata swallows as she then ran into one of them as she hit with her palm, releasing chakra from it, one of the creatures was then destroyed in a puff of black smoke. "I-I killed it. . ." She then saw that the other one were fading away back into the floor and disappearing. She then did a sigh of relief. "That was close. . ."
"What!" She turned around and quickly slashed another creature with the shield. "Too close!" Then more of them started to come again as Hinata did some more 'Gentle Fist' moves and also attacked with the shield. Hinata started to breath heavily as the last creature sank into what looked like a pool of darkness as more of it appeared around her. "There's nowhere to run!" Hinata then started to sink into the darkness as she closed her eyes as it engulfed her.
A few minutes had passed, Hinata's eyes were still closed as she was flailing to get out. She then opened her eyes to find herself on another stain-glass like the last two except it was pink. "I hope that never happens again! That was too scary!" She then started to breath heavily from the shock. As she stood up, she saw a nicely craft door, but she was able to see through it. She then went over to try and open it "It won't open. . ." Hinata then look around when a chest appeared. As she went over to it, she opened it to find a little orb of light that came out of it and went to the door and it wasn't see through anymore. "Now it looks it's able to be open." She then went to the door and opened it, causing a blinding bright light to come out.
When the light cleared, she finds herself in the middle of Konoha, but no one was around except her teacher Kurenai, and her two teammates, Kiba and Shino hanging around. "Am I still dreaming?"
"Hold on. The door won't open just yet. First, tell me more about yourself."
Hinata then went over to Shino. "Shino? No. . . not Shino but. . . I guess this is part of the dream. . ."
"What's most important to you?" Shino asked in his monotone voice.
Hinata thought long and hard. "Friendship."
Shino then nodded his head. "Is friendship really that important?"
Hinata then went over to Kiba. "What are you so afraid of?"
Hinata lowered her head in shame. "Being different. . ."
Kiba then nodded his head. "Being different? Is that really so scary?"
Finally, Hinata walked over to Kurenai. "What do you want out of life?"
Hinata then thought long and hard again. "To broaden my horizons."
Kurenai then nodded her head. "To broaden your horizons huh?"
"You want friendship. Your afraid of being different. You want to broaden your horizons. Your adventure starts at midday. Keep a steady pace and you'll come through fine."
Hinata smiled. "That's sounds like me."
"The day you open the door is both far off and very near." Another blinding light appeared as Hinata then appeared again walking on another stain-glass, this time being red. A light then appeared in the other end of the circle floor.
Hinata then walked over to the light, gripping the shield just incase. "Can't be to careful. . . " As soon as she bathed herself in the light, a large group of the strange black creatures appeared out of the ground and surrounded her. Hinata, even though she was scared activated her Byakugan as she swallowed she gripping the shield and got her free hand ready. "What all of this suppose to mean?" She defend herself against the creatures as she destroyed them all, she was started to get tried and started to breath heavily again. "I don't know how much longer I can take this. . ."
Another light soon appeared over her as strangely recovered her strength, the light then moved to the edge of the stain-glass as a road of miniature stain-glass appeared leading to what looked like another area.
"Well. . . I guess since there's nowhere else to go. . ." Hinata then went on the path and followed it to another stain-glass, this time being yellow. When she got on to it, she went closer to the light.
"The closer you get to the light, the greater your shadow becomes."
Hinata then turned around to see her long thin shadow. The shadow then started to come out of the floor, rising itself up. "W-what the!" Hinata then started to back up in fear as her shadow mutated.
"But don't be afraid."
The shadow grew larger then anything Hinata had seen as she continued to back up.
"And don't forget. . ."
Hinata then turned around to try and run away, but was stopped by the edge of the stain-glass as she almost fell off. She then turned back to it, gripping the shield and raising her palm. "Well. . . That voice said not to be afraid. . ." Hinata then remembered something that her sensei once told her.
"Now team, if any of you are up against an opponent with a greater size then you, the face is always a great weakness, for no one man can train their facial muscles." Kurenai said in Hinata's mind.
Hinata then stared at the giant of her former shadow as she then rushed up its arm. "Thank you tree-climbing exercises!" Hinata then did a powerful blow to the giant's face as she jumped back to the ground.
The giant then slammed it's fist into the ground with the force of an Akimichi, creating a pool of darkness, coming out of it were the small black creatures she fought before.
"I think I can hit the hand as well." Hinata then started to bash at its hand and the surrounding creatures.
The giant soon brought its hand back up as it then started to create some kind of energy from the heart-shaped hole in its chest area. The energy was then release as it headed for Hinata.
"Gotta block it!" She then used the shield to block the energy as it then got sent back at him, when the energy hit the large creature it then started to falter as the shield then disappeared from Hinata's grip. "What?" Hinata by chance dodged an incoming strike from the giant as she then fell to the ground on her butt. A pool of darkness suddenly appeared under her as the giant got closer to her.
"-But don't be afraid."
The darkness then started to consume Hinata as the giant got closer and closer. "Is this the end of me?"
"You hold the mightiest weapon of all."
Hinata tried to crawl out of the darkness as her whole body was continuing to cover her.
"So don't forget:"
Hinata turned around and tried to scream as more darkness continue to cover her being.
"You are the one who will open the door.