I couldn't help myself...I'm sorry. OTL believe it or not, I'm actually writing the next chapter to 僕たちの赤いリボン!

Series of one shots! I figured it'll be easier for my to update one shots than chapters xD

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto!


Not that I cared

"No." Sasuke had a group of friends behind him sticking their tongues out.

"B-But why?" she whimpered. Dressed in rich yukata and uncomfortable sandals, all Hinata wanted was to play hide and seek with other children.

"Because you're a girl." Sasuke snickered pridefully.

"Ya, go play dolly with your other friends." a boy remarked.

"B-But I want to play with y-you guys." Hinata stood her ground stubbornly. Born as an heiress, she was used to getting what she want. You can say she was spoiled to the core.

"No means no!" Sasuke insisted.

Hinata stuck her bottom lip out and held back her urge to cry. The boys in front of her jumped in fear, if anyone dared to make the infamous heiress cry, her guardian, Kou would be sure to behead them.

"O-Okay, okay! You can play!" one of them gave in.

"What?! I didn't agree to that!" Sasuke was the only one who was able to stand in equal grounds with Hinata, both from prestigious family and both gained respect from Konoha.

"Just shut up and her let play." Naruto approached them with his hands in his pocket, of course trying to act cool and heroic.

"Go away loser, you don't have a say in this either." Sasuke spat.

"Why you-!" Naruto was pulled back by a lazy genius, and his fellow companion who won't stop munching on chips.

"Shikamaru!"

"What if we make a bet." Shikamaru suggested.

"I'm listening." when Sasuke hears the word 'bet', he immediately thinks of victory and crushing his opponents with no mercy. Such a sadistic bastard.

"Anyone who can find Hinata-chan first wins the game of hide and seek. And the prize..." Shikamaru looked over the the shy girl and pat on her shoulder.

"The winner will get 10 packets of limited addition yugioh card." Shikamaru grinned. All the boys filled the forest with astonishment. The Hyuugas own varies companies through out the country, from dairy products to the fashion industry, and even toys and entertainment to electronics. Getting a few packets of limited addition packs is nothing but a piece of cake for Hinata.

"Deal!" all of them yelled.

"How's that?" Shikamaru smirked at Hinata, who looked up to him with glittering eyes. A genius never disappoints.

"Let's start! Everyone, get behind that tree and count to 100." Naruto was the first to reach the tree of course.

"98, 99, 100!" everyone scattered as soon as Naruto yelled out the 100th number. They scavenge high and low, under bushes and rivers (kids will be kids, common sense doesn't float until later in life of course) All of them refused to give up, until the sky turned dark.

"I give up." one of them tucked his hands into his pockets.

Thunder surprised the children, followed by pouring rain.

"Run!" they quickly seek shelter.

"Stupid weather! You made my chips soggy!" Chouji cursed the sky, who replied with another loud thunder.

"Has anyone found her yet?" Naruto shook the water off his body. Everyone looked at each other and shrugged.

"Beats me...I'm going home now,10 packets isn't enough getting an earful from mum."

"Me too, my mum will chew me to bits if I don't get home now! Come on, Akamaru!" Kiba's puppy tailed behind.

"I guess the game's over." Shikamaru shrugged and followed Choji home. Sasuke was too bust trying to dry himself to pay attention to who ever just left. One by one, everyone returned home until it was just Naruto and Sasuke under the tree. The rain continued to pour.

"I wonder if Hinata-chan went home already." Naruto unconsciously spoke out.

"Of course, she's not an idiot like you." Sasuke snarned.

"Shut up." Naruto stuck his tongue out. It felt like hours since it started raining, it was getting cold too.

"Sasuke, time to go home." Itachi came with Sasuke's mini umbrella. Sasuke looked up the sky once more. She wouldn't still be hiding...would she?

"I'll be back!" Sasuke snatched his umbrella from his brother and ran off.

"Wait, Sasuke!"

Shivering from the cold, Hinata had been hiding for hours. She found a giant boulder from an abandoned construction site not too far away. Her hair was wet, her clothes damp and soaked from the rain. It has been hours since they started the game. No one came for her. The poor girl bit her bottom lip again, this isn't the time to cry, she thought, but she couldn't help herself after all. She curled herself up like a fur ball, She was all alone.

"Oi! Where are you?!" Sasuke screamed with all his breath. Sasuke scanned around the area, his damp hair annoyed his visions.

"Hinata! Where are-" he spotted dark hair behind a boulder, that bowl cut was none other than Hinata. Sasuke spared not a single second of hesitation and dashed his way towards her.

"You!" he spoke between heavy breathing. Hinata looked up from her knees.

"Y-you-" Sasuke couldn't control himself and slap her head.

"Are you some kind of idiot?! The game finished a long time ago!" Sasuke continued to lecturer her.

"No-one is coming to find you anyway, who would thought of this place in the first place?!" Hinata looked up and smiled.

"B-but, you found me." she cried. Not because she was forgotten, but because someone remembered her. Her smile felt like knives, slowly cutting down his pride into bite size and grind it up in his heart.

"S-Shut up! I didn't look for you because I cared or anything, I just really want those cards!" Sasuke held out his umbrella for her and tried hide his face.

"S-Sasuke." Hinata accepted his umbrella and stood next to him.

"Let's be friends." she wiped her tears away with her wet sleeves, not that it helps or anything.

"Shut up, who wants to be friends with you. Now hurry up, Itachi is waiting for me to go home." he held her hand the whole way back.


I think I should get myself a beta reader...my grammar is getting our of hand OTL... any volunteers or suggestions?