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Hey guys, as you may already know, this is the very last chapter of That Girl. I know that some of you may be upset but there is a silver lining to this cloud of despair. After the conclusion of this story, there will be a sequel.
I just want to thank each and every one of my readers for taking the time to not only read, but provide great feedback. I can't thank you guys enough for making my first FanFic as successful as it is. To be completely honest, I didn't even think I would make it this far. But, since it did, it gives me great pleasure to announce that I will be putting out a new series and also a few one shots just for fun. Message me if you guys would like to read about a specific couple :)
Like always, I hope you enjoy this chapter.
Without further ado, I give you, the final chapter of That Girl!
"This is what happens when we all get together and drink. I'm not gonna let anyone forget." I said to the camera as I scanned to room, making sure to capture everyone on camera before I turned it off and fell asleep.
"Hinata! Have you seen my cap?!" Neji yelled at me the morning of graduation. I looked at myself in my mirror and fixed my own cap and gown before answering him.
"Like I said before, I put it at the top of your closet." I said before smoothing out my braid and grabbing my things. Neji darted back to his room as I closed my door behind me. How come someone who's usually so calm and collected act like this? I shook my head and sighed as I walked downstairs.
"Hinata, are the two of you ready?" My dad asked as he and Akane turned to face me from the couch. I nodded.
"I am at least. Neji's freaking out." I told them as Neji closed his door and walked out, looking calm and collected all of a sudden. Akane quirked a red eyebrow.
"Weren't you just yelling about your cap a few minutes ago?" She laughed. Neji smiled and shook his head as everyone got up.
"I'm good now." He said, placing a hand on my shoulder. I looked up at my cousin, although I think of him as my brother. "Ready to graduate, valedictorian?" He asked with a smile. I could just feel my face heat up as I nodded. I really couldn't believe that I became our classes valedictorian. Everyone worked so hard all year, I thought it was bound to be Shikamaru. "Do you have your speech?" He asked as we all walked out of the door. I smiled and lifted up my cap, revealing a piece of paper that was folded in half.
"Yup." I smiled. Everyone laughed at my speeches hiding spot as we all got into the car. The drive to school was filler with laughter and cheeriness. I really did love this feeling. When we got out of the car, Neji and I were pulled into a large hug by TenTen.
"Can you guys believe it? We did it!" She beamed. Neji smiled as he leaned down to kiss her.
"Ew, gross." I joked as they pulled apart. I suddenly felt two arms around my waist as I was lifted off of the ground. A smile couldn't help but stretch across my face as I was put back down. I turned around to meet Sasukes gaze as he leaned down to kiss me.
"Ew, gross." Neji called as he and TenTen made their way into the school. Sasuke waved him off and took hold of my hand.
"We'll see you guys inside." Akane smiled as she locked fingers with my dad. Sasuke and I smiled at them and nodded as we followed after Neji and TenTen. Before fully entering the school, we stopped to look up at the front of the building for the last time. I turned to look at Sasuke and gingerly squeezed his hand, which he squeezed back.
" This is our last time coming in here as high school students." I smiled as I watched other students bunch up beside us. I guess I just spoke the thought that everyone around us was thinking.
"Yeah, went by kind of fast, didn't it?" Sasuke asked. I nodded, as did our peers, as if Sasukes question wasn't just directed at just me. He then turned around and gave everyone his trademark smirk. " Lets get this over with so we can get on with our lives." He spoke, sounding very motivational. Everyone cheered as we made our way into out school overly large auditorium. When we walked inside, we were ushered into the senior seating section. I looked around to see Naruto and Ino waving Sasuke and I over. Sasuke nodded in their direction as we made our way through the crown of people. Before we sat down, Naruto threw his arms around Sasuke, Ino and I.
"This is it you guys." He spoke, a toothy smile planted on his tanned face. I nodded my head and welcomed the warm embrace.
"Senior, parents and others, please be seated as we are about to begin our graduation ceremony." Our Principal, Tsunade, spoke into the microphone. In agreed silence, we all sat down and waited for everything to begin. For a good ten minutes, we talked amongst ourselves as we waited. Mostly about our summer plans, partially about college. I wasn't really worried about college. I had already sent in my applications and was accepted to the Phlogiston Stipule Academy. Much to my surprise, several of my friends had gotten accepted to the same college, Sasuke included. That really made me happy. I won't have to go to college with complete strangers. The microphone made this terrible screeching noise as we all turned our attention to the front stage.
"Welcome everyone, to the Konoha High School 2014 Senior class graduation. As you all may know, I am your Principal Tsunade Senju. In the past 10 years that I have been in the field of education, I have only been principal of one school. This school to be exact. I know that this is going to sound very cliché, but please bear with me." Tsunade began. Everyone laughed at he small joke. "I have never met such a spirited class of students, that much is true. I got the chance to personally meet each and every student in attendance today. And I do mean every one of you. Granted, I really hadn't warmed up to all of you in the beginning, I have learned to think of you as my children. Some of you, very bad children. But my children none the less. I does me great honor to to bid you the very first farewell. May you do great things in life. Now, certain teachers would like to say a few words. Our first teacher is Kakashi Hatake." Tsunade smiled as we all clapped for both her and Mr. Hatake.
We spent a good 45 minutes listening to teacher tell us goodbye and it was now time for them to begin handing out diplomas.
"Our first graduating senior, Shino Aburame." Tsunade began. We all clapped as Shino made his way through the crowd and up to the stage. Once he got his diploma and shook all of the teachers hands, he did something completely unexpected. He gave us all this adorable smile and took off his glasses. None of us had ever seen them and they were just plain gorgeous. The whole room filled with hoots and hollers. Who knew Shino was so cute? Several people had gone up we were now clapping and cheering for Neji as he shook Tsunades hand and made his way off stage. "Hinata Hyuga." Tsunade called. I smiled so hard I thought my face was going to get stuck like that. Naruto, Sasuke and Ino stood up and let me through as I strode up to the stage to accept my diploma. Everyone was clapping and hooting as if their life depended on it. I almost passed out when I got on stage.
"Congradulations, Miss Hyuga." Tsunade smiled as I was ushered off stage. I smiled when I saw My dad, Hanabi and Akane giving me a thumbs up as I passed them and made my way back to my seat. I sat back in my seat and looked down at my diploma as Sasuke put his arm around my shoulder and kissed my temple. Half an hour later, Sasukes name was called and the crowd went ballistic. He kissed me again as he made his way up to the stage. I really am proud. Hours later ,when the last person was called, Tsunade when up to the podium and began to speak.
"Would Hinata Hyuga please make your way up to the stage at this time?" She asked. I heard claps and cheers as I smiled and made my way up. Several people shook my hand before I got onstage. "You may begin your speech at this time." She told me. I nodded and lifted my cap. Everyone smiled and laughed at I did so.
"Clever!" A person called.
"Too cute." Sakuras voice rang through the room.
"Whoo! Hinata!" Naruto shouted as I fixed my speech and cleared my throat.
"Do you remember when you were little and you didn't want to go to school on that very first day?" I asked the crowd. A roar of agreements filled the room as I continued. " How about when you first got into high school? Remember how excited you were when you were called a freshman? That is, until you learned you still had a whole four years to go." I smiled as I looked into the crowd. The familiar faces I saw brought tears to my eyes. Awws could be heard as I wiped my tears and continued.
"Look at us now. Seniors, on graduation day. We've grown so much. As people, as friends and most importantly, as family. Now, this isn't my first high school. When I came here, I didn't know anyone. I wanted to graduate with the people that I grew up with. But, none of that matters now. I've met people here that have changed my life." I smiled as Sasuke sent me this dashing smile. " Now is the time for us to make our own decisions in life. Change majors. Once, twice, three times if you have to. It's your life, and it's your choice. Be a pizza boy or girl. Be a waitress, a bartender, a restaurant mascot for Petes sake. Do what ever it is you need to do in order to get where you want to be. Fall in love, have a fling or be single if you want to. Party hard, sleep late and then do it again the next night. Do what you want to do. You're young. Live it up!" I shouted as people stood up and clapped.
"Now, as this years valedictorian, I want to say this, don't think this is the last time you'll graduate. There's going to be another kid just like me saying something just like this when you graduate from college. What make this time different is that you all just became real adults. Now is the time for you all to leave your own footprints on the world. Heck, maybe even the moon. Who knows? Thank you all and congratulations." I concluded. Tsunade and other teachers patted me on the back as I made my way off stage and back to my seat.
"If you will, please turn your tassels from the right side of your cap to the left side of your cap." Tsunade began. We nodded and did as we were told. " Congratulations, Konoha High School class of 2014 Seniors!" She shouted. Almost everyone threw their caps into the air and cheered.
"Sasuke, Hinata!" I high pitched voice called as we walked outside. We smiled as his mom ran over and threw her arms around us. It didn't take long before she was crying hysterically. "Look at my babies! All grown up. Fugaku, take their picture!" She bawled as she stepped away from us. Sasukes dad pulled out his camera and took several pictures of the two of us and a few of Sasuke by himself. Then, a few of them with both of his parents.
"You can forget your big brother." Itachi called from behind us. He put his arm around Sasukes shoulder as his mother squealed and took a whole bunch of pictures. I smiled when Neji, TenTen, Hanabi, Akane and my dad made their way over to us. Of course they took a bunch of pictures, just like Mikoto had done.
"Group photo!" Akane shouted as we all bunched together. Fugaku had some random person take out pictures as we all smiled and laughed.
"Will you stop messing with my hair?" Neji asked TenTen as she wound her fingers through all of his brown hair. Sasuke just smirked as he ran his nimble fingers along my braid.
"But look at it, it's just so soft." TenTen exclaimed as she looked down at Neji. He was sitting in the floor between her legs with his back facing her. He shook his head.
"Fine…" He grumbled. TenTen squealed as she tilted Nejis head up to kiss him. They really do make a cute couple.
"Okay, guys. We've known each other for quite a while, right?" She asked, leaning up against Sai. We all nodded, most of us taking a sip from a cup or a beer bottle. "Did you know that we don't even know what we're going to do with our lives?" She asked, looking very serious. "I want to be a nurse." She said smugly, making her way into Sais lap. "Ino, what do you want to be?" She asked. Ino blushed and pulled away from her kiss with Naruto.
"A botanist." She smiled as Naruto kissed her cheek. We nodded, all of us being smart enough to know what that was. "Okay.. Um, Shino, what about you?" She asked. Shino took his glasses off, for the second time today, and pinched the bridge of his nose.
"A lawyer." He stated. Shikamaru gave him an approving nod. "Someone has to defend Kiba when he has to pay child support for all of his unclaimed kids." Shino smirked. We all laughed as Kiba tried to hit Shino. "Kiba, what do you want to do?" Shino asked as he shoved Kiba off of him.
"A professional pizza delivery boy." Sasuke snorted as he dodged a pillow that Kiba had thrown. Again, the room filled with laughter.
"No, a real estate agent." Kiba answered with a straight face. We all stared at him as if he had just said the smartest thing known to man. "Anyway, Hinata, what about you?" Kiba asked.
"Psychologist." I told them as I stretched across the floor. Sasuke crawled over and rested his head on my lower back. I looked down at him and smiled. "Sasuke?" I asked.
"An accountant." He answered, closing his eyes.
"Ooo, Hinata, you won't ever have to work a day in your life if that's what Sasuke really wants to do." Naruto commented. Sasuke reached a foot out and kicked Naruto.
"We already know what you're going to do in life…" Sasuke stated as he ran his fingers along the back of my thighs. I looked back at him and smiled.
"And that would be?" Naruto asked, ready to throw something at Sasuke if says anything smart.
"Remember when we were in the 9th grade, you said you wanted to be a personal trainer?" Sasuke recalled. We all nodded. Naruto looked at Sasuke for a moment.
"You remembered that?" He asked. Sasuke nodded. "I didn't even think you were paying attention!" Naruto yelled as he jumped on Sasuke, ruffling his hair as well as landing on my legs. I shifted from under them and just watched as they go into a brotherly scuffle. Ino leaned over to me.
"Our boyfriends are childish, you know that right?" She asked. I smiled and nodded.
"Yeah, but that's why we love them." I told her. She smiled and nodded in agreement.
"I'd appreciated it if you got off of me." I said, trying to move Naruto. He narrowed his eyes but moved anyway. Hinata and Ino sat near each other, apparently laughing at Naruto and I. I shook my head and lightly punched Naruto in the arm. He grabbed it, making it look as though I had actually hit him hard. He scooted towards Ino and buried his face in her chest. And they say I'm perverted. I shook my head but smiled as Hinata walked over and sat between my legs. She looked up at me and slide a hand across my cheek.
"Alright guys, my parents are gonna kill me if they come home and see the house like this. If you're not going to help clean up, get going." Kiba said as he walked into the kitchen, coming out with a large black plastic bag. Hinata stood up and bent over to pick up several cans and bottles.
"Hinata, you do realize that your ass is in my face, don't you?" I smirked as I pulled her back down. She looked at me and subconsciously chewed on her bottom lip.
"Really? I had no idea." She smirked before standing back up and walking to throw away the trash. The entire time we were cleaning up, Hinata kept glancing at me and looking away when she thought I wasn't looking.
"You're really obvious, Hinata." I told her as we were folding up blankets. She smiled at me and answered in a sweet tone.
"I have no idea what you're talking about." She said, stacking the last blanket on the pile.
"Sure you don't." I smirked. When we finished, all of us exchanged our goodbyes and made our ways to our cars.
"Well that was fun." Hinata commented as she got in the car and kicked off her shoes, pulling her feet into the seat. She's lucky that she's her. Has she have been someone else, I would have told her to get out.
"Mhmm." I replied as I started the car and began to drive. During the drive home, Hinata would poke me, nudge me with her foot and take a bunch of random pictures. When we finally pulled into my driveway, she stretched her foot out to nudge me again. This time, I caught her and held her ankle. "Why do you insist on touching me with your feet?" I asked her. She shrugged her shoulders and leaned towards me.
"No reason." She whispered as I watched her lips move.
"Liar…" I whispered as I leaned forward and kissed her. I let go of her ankle and slipped my hand around her waist. I felt her smile into the kiss. She then pulled away and quickly got out of the car and ran to unlock my front door. What's gotten into her? I shrugged my shoulders and got out of the car from the passengers side, making sure I locked my car as I ran inside after her. When I got inside, I heard the shower running. That's when I realized exactly what she was trying to do. That girl, I swear…
That's it guys. The final chapter. Sorry it was so short. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this story. Thanks for following along. Those of you who have been here from day one, I appreciate your support. Like I said in the beginning, be on the look out for the sequel. I finally came up with a name for it: The Rest Of My Life. Alright guys, thanks for reading!