Life is something that you should never take for granted… life is always tough, and it may always throw things at you… you feel like you are nothing but a freak or that you don't belong… That is how I felt when I was younger… my father was one of the greatest warriors known to man, but due to an injury in his leg, he could no longer fight…

Me and my mother try to help him in anything that he wanted to do till he could get used to having the permanent damage to his leg… though, my father sometimes tried to do things that he shouldn't for the sake of the honor of the Hyuuga Clan… why? I'll never know… I know that honor is important but that is why we have a new generation… to keep that honor forever…

But… when I was to bring more honor to my family, I tried to be something I wasn't… I guess what I'm trying to say, is that if you want honor, you have to earn it, and not do something that doesn't make you, you in order to get it… to earn it… this, is my story… of my lies… of the lies I've seen in the war… and how I met someone close and dear to my heart, while I tried to save my father…

It was a beautiful day in the village of Konoha, clear sky's… birds singing… squirrels running around and going to their families… It was such a lovely day that a young woman was sitting outside painting the scenery outside in the gardens that resided just outside of her manor… Or, what she should say her families lands instead…

This woman had beautiful silky blue hair that reached her lower back. Beautiful lavender coloured eyes that could melt the heart of any man… no matter how cold he was… had soft pale skin that it almost felt like she was made of silk instead of flesh. Her kimono was silver that was decorated with dancing sakura blossoms that looked as if they were blowing in the wind… Sighing softly, she lied on the grass that she had been sitting on, wondering why she had to go through with this…

For the last few days, her father and mother had been preparing the house for the man she was to marry… An arrange marriage… something that she had never wanted… something that she despised and yet it wouldn't matter… she had no say in the matter… "No woman ever has a say…" She whispered softly before turning to lie on her side. Why couldn't she have been born a boy? Her cousin was able to marry who he had wanted… and she wasn't… because she was the heir to the Hyuuga fortune…

Getting up, the young woman picked up her art supplies and headed on inside… maybe if she was lucky her 'husband-to-be' won't show up at all and it will take a year before her parents found another one that she is to marry… though, that should give her enough time to find herself a man… that would love her… for her…

"What's the matter Hinata?" Asked a small and soft voice, which had caused the young woman to turn and look down only to see her little sister Hanabi. Smiling a bit, Hinata knelt down and stared at her little sister. Like everyone else in her family, her sister had inherited the lavender eyes… though, her sister had inherited the long brown hair that their father was known for… while Hinata had inherited their mother's hair colouring.

"Mother and father are trying to get me to marry someone… I don't love this man; I don't even know him…"

"You want someone you love…"

Hinata couldn't believe how smart her little sister was. Sometimes, the young woman thought that Hanabi should take over the Hyuuga fortune instead of her… Hinata believed in different things... that everyone had a right, that you shouldn't act like someone you're not… just to be yourself… and yet everyone thought that she was crazy for it.

"I'm sure you'll find someone…" calmly said Hanabi before walking away… she may be smart for her age but it was a little creepy to how mature she could be half the time. Taking a deep breath, Hinata rose to her feet and started to walk around trying to find her father or even her mother.

Frowning in confusion, Hinata thought that she had heard something behind the doors to the main hall. It made her wonder if the voices were her mother and father. Tilting her head to the side, she knocked and opened the door as she walked forward, standing there with her parents was a tall man that had short brown hair, tanned skin, wild looking eyes, red upside down triangles . He wore a simple black shirt with matching black pants… his trade mark.

It was the man she was to marry… Hinata didn't know how but she just knew that it was him. Bowing slightly, she walked over to her parents as she calmly said "mother, father… may I ask who this is that accompanies you?" She tilted her head to the side, wondering who this man could possibly be… there was no way that this could be the man, but… it was the only thing that would make sense… why else would this man be here when they weren't expecting anyone… Though, the fear that this was to be her husband, it coursed through her, wrapped itself around her heart like ice… this can't be happening… this just can't be happening…

"Hinata, this is Kiba… he will be your future husband." Said the man with long brown hair, lavender eyes… his brown robes had the yin-yang symbol on the back… the mark of the Hyuuga clan… Hinata couldn't believe this… there was no way that she could love this man. There was no way that she could…

"Father… I… I can't marry him."

"And why is that Hinata?"

"I do not love him."

"Hinata, it is not your choice on who you marry."

"Why though? Everyone has a right to choose who they are to marry! You love mother don't you? Isn't that why you chose her? Why can't I be with someone that I love and who loves me…"

"You will learn to love him."

"No I won't!" Shouted Hinata before she started to walk away, not bothering to listen to her father… yes, she loves her father without a doubt but… for her to marry someone that has no feelings for her, nor any feelings for him… what was the point? Just what was the point in marrying anyone that has no feelings for you? Or any kind of feelings in the relationship… just what was the point in it?

"Wait Hinata," shouted a male's voice, the sound of footsteps could clearly be heard in the halls. Sighing softly, Hinata turned around and stared at Kiba as he ran to catch up with her… his breathing was short as if he had just ran a marathon… though, she knew that wasn't possible. She hadn't even gotten that far from the hall in the first place…

"What is it Kiba-kun?"

"I wanted to say that I'm sorry… it wasn't my idea to get married yet… but, I hope that we can work this out…"

Hinata just stared at him, wondering why he wanted this all to work out… was it because he was a gold digger? Was he after her fortune because she was the heir to her clan? It was the only thing that she could think of, for why else try so hard to get this to work in the first place?

"I'm sorry Kiba, but I don't think it could ever work out…"

Kiba grabbed her wrist saying "look Hinata; if you don't marry me you will lose your families honor… I won't cause-"

"Because you're a man, men don't lose their honor, it's only the woman that do."

Another person that thought that women didn't have any rights… lovely, trying to pull her wrist away from him, Hinata stared at Kiba, seeing that his grip was tightening and that he was angry. Not enough to slap her, but enough to know that she wasn't behaving like a normal woman should… and that was something that irritated her to no end.

Ripping her hand away from him, Hinata slapped Kiba across the face, not able to handle this anymore. The idea of being stuck to someone that only wanted her for her money… for treating her like a slave instead of a human being…

Growling, Kiba narrowed her eyes as he said "you little bitch… slapping your future husband…" He grabbed her shoulder and threw her against the wall and narrowed his eyes on her. Which made the young woman cower in fear, thinking that she had pushed her luck right about now thinking that this was the end for her… though what she hadn't expected was for him to grab her kimono and glare at her…

"You no longer have any honor Hinata Hyuuga… your family shall remain in dishonor until a future descendant can make up for your mistake. No matter what you do you worthless piece of filth, you will never reclaim your families honor." Kiba growled out before walking out of the hall.

Hinata didn't know how long she had sat there on the floor… her eyes open wide with shock and fear. She had… just lost her families honor just by… slapping a man? Taking a deep breath, Hinata rose to her feet and tried to think of something… anything that… that would help her forget about what had happened… Sniffling, she walked out of her family home and thought that maybe a nice walk would help her relax… help her forget that she was stripped of honor…

She felt so empty… it was as if she really did lose something…

The young lavender eyed woman didn't know how long she had walked for. Or how far… all she knew was that she didn't feel any better right now… she had to make things right… had to find a way to regain her lost honor so her family may be known as a great clan once more.

But nothing came to mind for her…

She couldn't think of anything that would bring back her family honor… Sniffling, Hinata wiped her eyes with the back of her hands; she wasn't even sure why she was crying… 'Maybe it was because I was called filth…' She thought to herself, thinking it was the only other thing that made sense right now. Sighing, Hinata kept on walking, not really paying attention to what she was doing…

Though, her mind was thrown back at her when she bumped into something…

"Hey, you okay?"

Hinata looked up when she couldn't see his face very well… all she could make out was beautiful blue eyes… It was a moonless night, and none of the lanterns were lit, so she knew that he couldn't see her either… maybe only her eyes…

"Aren't you…?"

Before Hinata let the man finish, she had ran off back to her manor. There was no way that she was going to let another gold digger try to marry her. It would only ruin her honor even more… and she has none left to take… Once Hinata had ran on home, she sulked in her room, trying to think of a lie to tell her parents… "Easier said than done sadly…" She whispered to herself, only to lie down, wondering what she could do to regain the honor for the Hyuuga Clan… but, it seemed like no matter what she thought of, it wouldn't help with anything… her family, would be forever shamed because of what she believed in…

Yawning, the young woman looked out her window one last time and thought maybe, just maybe she could find out her true path in life… everyone has one, even her… With that, she had drifted off to sleep.