Ok soo this is my very first story…..ever. So let me know what you think and if I should continue this. :3 And any comments welcome. Italicized words mean flashbacks. Italicized words with quotation marks are the character's thoughts. This story is going to include different views of different characters. I hope to make this story long. This took me a while to write. Putting your thoughts onto words (or in this case on screen xD) is harder than I though -_-' But anyhow, hope you like it, even a little. Ps. I apologize ahead of time if there are any mistakes and if they annoy you. _
Hinata's POV (Point of View)
Ugh. Light is peering through my curtains, which tells me that it's already morning. I sigh to myself. School starts Monday, which, sadly, is tomorrow. I yawn, stretch, and then get out of bed so that I can start my day. My name is Hinata Hyuga. I am going to be a new student tomorrow at some school a few miles away from the neighborhood I moved to last summer, called Konoha High School. I have lived in Konoha since I was in diapers, but move a lot. I hope this is the last time I have to move. I only know three people who have already been attending that school for a while. Kiba, for starters, has been my best friend since we were 4. My family's last move was luckily to his neighborhood. Another bonus was that we moved to the new house right next to his. Across from us lives Shino, who joined our little posse about 5 years ago. Tenten, whom I met when I was 9 while taking self-defense classes, lives across from us. Neji, my cousin and currently dating Tenten, lives in a different neighborhood, but visits every weekend.
Anyways, last night Kiba called me and invited Neji and I to the mall. We were going to hang out and enjoy our last day of freedom. I go to the bathroom, shut the door, and take a long look at myself and sigh once again. I honestly hate how I look. My skin is as pale and milky white as a lifeless body, while my eyes are a strange shade of lavender. I look like I have no pupils. I'm shorter than almost everyone I know. The only semi-interesting part of me is my hair. If you look at it, it appears black. But in the sunlight, it's a very dark shade of blue. Those, alone, are just my physical traits. As for my character traits…I'm usually shy and quiet, especially around new people and in new places, which is why I'm so screwed tomorrow if I have no classes with Kiba or Shino. Tenten and Neji are both a year older than me, so I only will get to see them in the morning before classes and during lunch.
I usually warm up to people, but that usually takes a while. It was different with Kiba though. He was, and still is, different than most guys. Hell, he's different than most people. He and I are opposites though, yet, we click. He's loud, at times a little arrogant and crazy, and doesn't give a crap about what other people think of him. He doesn't care about popularity at all, which is good for me. Otherwise, we possibly wouldn't have stayed friends for so long. Back at my past schools, I never had very many friends. I, as I said before, am quiet and very shy. I was always the dork that everyone picked on. I was always the kid that always sat alone during lunch and was always picked last in games. I did have a few friends from time to time, besides Kiba, Shino, Neji and Tenten. Usually, though, after a few weeks, they would usually stop hanging out with me when they saw how quiet I was. Though, now that I think about it, I do recall one particular friend. Her name was Sakura Haruno.
I remember how excited I was Sakura joined my elementary school 4th grade. For once I wasn't the new student. On her first day of school, I was hesitant to go up to her. I was such a dork. Since Kiba and Tenten and Neji went to different schools, I was always lonely at school. I only saw them on weekends. I knew that since they wouldn't always be around, I would need to make some friends at my school, so I'm not always lonely. But there was a problem. What if even the new kid didn't want to associate with me either? Was I willing to go through that embarrassment just to find out that she wouldn't want to be my friend? I remember taking all my courage and making my way to her. She was all alone under a tree, reading. On the way there, I was thinking of possible conversation starters. I could compliment the red ribbon in her hair. The way it was tied at the top of her head reminded me of a bunny. Or I could compliment her on her bubble gum pink hair, which I would later find out was her natural hair color. By the time I reached her, I immediately regretted walking to her, after getting a better look of her. She was gorgeous- way too gorgeous to be my friend. I turned away and was about to run off when I heard a voice call out, "Hey! Wait up!" I turned around and saw that Sakura had gotten up and was now directly in front of me. We were the exact same height. She was smiling at me and held out a hand. Her finger nails were painted the same shade as her hair. "My name is Sakura," she said. I stared at her hand for a few seconds then gently took it. "I-I'm Hinata." She smiled at me. "You have a very pretty name and you are very pretty too. I wish I had your eyes." I blushed. I wasn't used to people complimenting me. "Y-you're p-p-pretty too. I-I love your hair," I stammered. She giggled. "Really? Then you can have it. I hate my hair. I look like a freak." "Hardly." I said firmly, surprising myself. She smiled at me. "Well Hinata, wanna be friends?" I smiled for the first time that day.
Sakura and I started hanging out a lot after that day. At one point I introduced her to Kiba, Tenten, and Neji. Shino wouldn't come into the picture until 5th grade. She and I were practically inseparable in school. My elementary school teacher, whom we called Kurenai-sensei, was kind enough to put us together when she organized seating charts. She knew how lonely I was before Sakura came along. She also knew that we weren't trouble makers, so she could trust us together. We were even put in the same group for field trips. Life was now better than great. During the weekends I got together with Kiba, Tenten, and Neji. During week days, I had Sakura. All was good, that was until 6th grade.
6th grade was supposed to be a big year. Sakura and I planned for it to be so. It was our last year of elementary school. We were now considered the "big kids." The younger kids looked up to 6th graders. They couldn't wait for the day that they, too, would hold our status. Though, me being in 6th grade certainly didn't change the fact that I was still and always would be a dork. And it was a big year, but not exactly in a positive way. The transition between 6th grade and 7th grade is an awkward one. You are just leaving the cootie stage and starting to notice boys or girls in ways you never thought you would. If a guy and girl are friends, people assume that they're going to become more than that. What you wear has started to matter to others. Now you can't just go up to anyone and ask them to be your friend. Some people even start experimenting with make up too, in anticipation of growing up and being ready for junior high. Cliques have started to form. The word "backstabber" has started to be understood. Drama has started too. Though, I wasn't worried because I had Sakura and Sakura had me…at least so I thought.
Sakura and I, admit, had always been a bit different. But so were Kiba and I, so I never worried too much about it. Sakura had a bit of a temper at times, while I always was calm. I did get upset, but I never really showed it. Sakura always joked around about one day I would just…snap. I still haven't to this day though. Sakura also started to speak her mind, which wasn't a bad thing. I am a bit more timid though. Sakura started getting into makeup and fashion, which wasn't a bad thing. I never was interested in makeup. Also, fashion wasn't my strong point either. Sakura also started getting into gossiping, which wasn't a bad thing. I honestly, though, wasn't a fan of talking about others behind their backs. You never know what went on behind closed doors. As Kurenai-sensei used to say, "Everyone's fighting some battle of some sort." Sakura then started hanging out with other people, which wasn't a bad thing. After all, I didn't own her and she certainly didn't own me. She could hang out with other people. After all, I always hung out with Kiba. New friends weren't a bad thing. I was even happy that Sakura found people she could relate to more…at least so I thought.
Sakura started talking to a new girl. I forgot her name. I think it was Karin something or other. I remembered that she had bright red hair. She looked gorgeous, even with her glasses. She was near-sighted so she had to wear them all the time. Of course, though, she wasn't as gorgeous as Sakura. She had a good taste in clothes. She never wore anything too many times, except for this particular pair of boot s she had. She managed to make them work with any outfit. She, just like Sakura, started to experiment with makeup. A lot of guys had a crush on her. A lot of people hated her because she could be a bit…bitchy at times. Yet, people strived to be her. She was popular, beautiful, and could have any friend she wanted with a snap of her fingers and a bat of her eyelashes. She could have had any friend, so why did she have to have to take Sakura?
Eventually, Sakura and Karin became friends. Karin introduced Sakura to her other popular, hated, yet loved friends. Sakura and Karin bonded. This wasn't a bad thing, though. Sakura and Karin started hanging out outside of school, which wasn't a bad thing. Sakura invited Karin to tag along whenever she and I hung out, which wasn't a bad thing. I didn't mind. The more the merrier, right? Wrong. I started to get left out. I started to be the third wheel. It went to being just Sakura and I to, Sakura, Karin, and I. Then it turned into just Sakura and Karin. They were now inseparable. They talked badly about others. I didn't like it, but I just learned to ignore it. Though, I hated how different Sakura was when Karin was near. When it was just her and I, everything was fine and dandy. Then Karin would come and take Sakura and they would go do their own thing, forgetting I was there. I started to go back to my old ways. I started to eat lunch alone. I isolated myself from others. I was just starting to come out of my shell, thanks to Sakura. Now, I was going back in, thanks to Sakura. Soon, she stopped calling me every day, like she used to. She stopped replying to my texts. She stopped inviting me to her house. Her style changed. Her personality changed too. Whenever she and I crossed paths, she would turn the other way and ignore me. Sometimes Karin, Suigetsu, Kin, Sakon, Tayuya, or Juugo would say something about some innocent classmate. Normally it was something bad and the whole group would snicker, including Sakura, would laugh. What really showed that Sakura and I were done was on the last week of school before summer, during lunch. I was balancing my tray in one hand and my books in the other. I was on my way to my table, where I planned on sitting alone and eating alone and reading. I wasn't watching my feet, just keeping my eyes on my table. Suddenly, I tripped, landing face first in my lunch. I heard laughter. I looked up and saw the whole cafeteria laughing at me. Karin's crew was laughing the loudest. All of her crew, even Sakura. I quickly got up and tried to run, but slipped and fell again. The volume of the laughter increased. Tears started streaming down my face. I ran home, even though I still had two hours of school left. It was official- Sakura was no longer truly my friend. And you know what? I wasn't her friend anymore either. A week later, my family moved again, because of my parents' jobs. Since I knew she wouldn't care, I didn't bother to tell Sakura. A month after my family moved to the Sand Village, Sakura texted me a few times, but I was still hurt from all she did. She practically ditched me. My guess was she probably had a fight with Karin and needed someone to confide in that wasn't friends with Karin. She did this a lot before that day in the cafeteria. I would go back to her happily, thinking she was her old self, only for her to make up with Karin and start ignoring me again. Did I want to do that again? Bring back old memories and open old wounds? No. I didn't reply to her texts. Eventually she stopped and I moved on with life.
End of Flashback (So sorry that was long)
I sighed one last time. I took a shower, brushed my hair, and went to my closet. I put on a plain
lavender tshirt. I put on dark blue skinny jeans, which Tenten outgrew and gave to me, a black belt, and black converse high tops. I put on a pair of aviator shades that I bought when Kiba took me to a swap meet one afternoon. I giggle to myself remembering the pictures we took. I put my hair in a high ponytail, leaving my bangs as they are, letting them frame my face. I put on a single stroke of mascara on my eyelashes, put on clear lip gloss, checked myself one last time in the mirror and walked downstairs to wait for Kiba. He was going to give me a ride to the mall. I found my younger sister Hanabi with her friend Moegi. They were sitting in the middle of the floor playing some card game. They would glare at each other then start giggling. I smiled to myself. I hope Hanabi and Moegi stay friends for as long as possible. I hear the doorbell ring. I go to the door and open it. Just as I thought, Kiba is standing there, smiling. "Ready to go?" I nod and turn to Hanabi and Moegi. They look so focused on their game. "See you later Hana and Moe-moe, I say, calling them by their nicknames. Hanabi looks up, "Whoa. Hina…when did you get here? Where are you going?" I smile. "About five minutes ago. And the mall. I'll see you later ok?" Hanabi gets up, walks to me, hugs me and then Kiba. "Ok. Moegie and I will be here for a while. Her mom's going to take us to Konohamaru's." She blushes as soon as she says Konohamaru's name, one of her close friends. I giggle. "Sounds like someone is developing a crush. "I plan on interrogating her later. I wave good bye. Kiba does the same, then we make our way to his car. We both buckle in and he drives away from my house, to the mall.
Ok so what do you think? Too long? Not enough? And the reason why I focused so much on Hinata's past with Sakura was because that had a major impact on Hinata. It will all tie into the story later on as it progresses. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I was so excited when I posted it. I really hope you liked it. Again I apologize for any annoying mistakes.
Till next chapter.