You let out a sigh and bite back the tears of frustration that were welling up in your eyes. “Neji! I said I was sorry! Isn’t that enough? It was just a simple mistake.” You said as you continue to chase after your boyfriend through the streets of Konoha.
Why exactly were you trying so hard to keep up with the stubborn Hyuuga boy? Simple. It was all because of a simple event that happened just mere minutes ago at the Hyuuga household ironically enough.
“Where is that girl?” Neji said with a frustrated sigh. He looked up at the clock in the middle of the hall right off the Hyuuga training room. His girlfriend (Y/N) was supposed to meet him to spar in front of his uncle and cousin. It was important to him so he could show that he could be one of the best especially against the type fighting style (Y/N) had—even if it wasn’t as powerful as the Beyakugan, it still had merit.
“I’m sure she’ll be here Neji,” Hinata said softly.
Neji just let out a tch in response. “How can I count on her for anything. She’s always late, she can never follow through with simple menial tasks. Heck, I’d be surprised if she actually showed up in proper training attire!”
Hinata frowned. “Isn’t that a bit harsh Neji? (Y/N) tries her best. I even see her training by herself sometimes in the woods to get stronger when she’s not with Kiba, Shino, and I.”
Neji shook his head. “It matters not.” What a bothersome girl. Neji thought to himself. Why did I choose her as my significant other again?
Suddenly a slam of a door can be heard nearby accompanied by a rush of footsteps. “I’m here! Neji! I’m here! Sorry, I’m so late! You wouldn’t believe the wait at Ichiraku. But I got us some amazing ramen for lunch!” You say as you make your way to the training room, two orders of ramen in hand.
“Oh, hey Hinata. I didn’t know you’d be joining us for lunch! Else I would have gotten you some too!”
Hinata looks between you and Neji and cringes internally knowing that you’re in for it. For the sweet mistake, you just made. “N-no worries (Y/n). It’s alright.”
“Alright? No! It is not alright! (Y/n), do you even think sometimes? I did not tell you to meet up with me for a simple lunch! It was for an important match to show my uncle, the Hyuuga’s clan leader, how much I have grown! What is wrong with you woman!” He shouted at you; anger written all over his face.
You cringe and step back slightly. Neji rarely loses his cool that often. He is often very levelheaded, but when he comes to the end of his rope. It’s never pleasant. “I-I’m sorry Neji. I must have forgotten. But, I brought us some ramen, maybe that will make up for it?”
In reply, Neji just scoffs and storms out of the compound leaving you in the dust.
Which brings us back to our current situation right now. Your running started to slow down until you were at a normal speed. Letting out a sad sigh, you resigned yourself to the fact that you were never going to catch up to him. You walk over to a nearby wall so as to not be in anyone’s way and slumped down, hiding your face in your knees.
Stupid Neji, you thought. Why does he always have t be like this? It’s always one thing or another that I do wrong. You let out a small breath as you feel tears starting to fall down your cheeks. You were content to just keep crying, that is until you started to hear barking in the near distance. Then, it got closer and closer until you found yourself underneath a big, white fluffy Akamaru.
Letting out a sniff, you can’t hold back the giggle that comes out as well as Akamaru continues to shower you with kisses. “Akamaru! Down boy!” Kiba calls as he comes running up to you.
“Hey (Y/N)!” Kiba calls out excitedly, “How’s it—going?” He trails off slightly once he notices your crying. “(Y/N)? What’s wrong? It was Neji again wasn’t it?” You can only nod in response. Kiba clicks his tongue in irritation. “He really needs to learn to treat his girlfriend better. You’re an amazing Ninja, kind, determined, and I know Akamaru loves you.”
He blushes slightly and scratches the back of his head as if he’s contemplating what to say next. What he says though, takes you by surprise. Well, all of what he has been saying surprises you. You never knew Kiba felt this way towards you. It was the first time someone treated you with kindness and looked at you with care and dare you to say it—love.
“Heck, if you were my girlfriend I—” before Kiba can finish his sentence though, a familiar icy tone cuts him off.
“Do tell, Kiba. If (Y/N) was your girlfriend what? You think you’d be better? Please. Besides someone as she needs constant guidance and correction.” Neji says as he comes walking up to the two of you.
Kiba balls his hands into a fist and you stand up from where you were sitting. “Neji—”
“Don’t (Y/N). Let me handle him.” Kiba growls.
“You’ve been with her for only a year now. And this is how she ends up. She is constantly insecure, over judging herself. When she is the most confident, reliable, beautiful, I could go on and on about her. In fact—” he pauses slightly. “In fact, I would even go so far as to say I’m in love with her and would be proud as heck to call her mine!”
“Kiba,” You whisper. You can’t help the smile that graces your features. He’s amazing and every bit the guy you would love to date, but you were with Neji unfortunately. You look to Neji for his response and all he gives is a simple ‘Tch’.
Tch? That’s all he can say is Tch? This infuriated you. After all, you have been through, not even a declaration of love from another can rile him up? But a small mistake from yourself does the job? “Really Neji? Is that how you truly feel? I know I have my shortcomings. I may be a Space case. I know I can forget things and mess up. And by god, I know I’m stubborn and clumsy. But I deserve to be treated like a human! Like your girlfriend! And if you can’t realize that, then we’re over! Kiba is my teammate, my friend, he treats me like I’m special and like I’m someone. I’d rather be with him than you! I have had feelings for him from the start anyway.”
“(Y/N),” Kiba whispers almost as if he can’t believe that you’re returning his feelings.
Neji merely glances at you and lets out a sigh. “If that’s how you truly feel then. Fine. I hope you and Kiba are happy together.” Then, without so much of a backward glance, he leaves the two of you behind.
Kiba turns to you with a grin and next thing you knew you’re in his arms in a loving and comforting embrace. “(Y/N), I—”
You silence him with a quick but sweet peck on the lips to which he pulls you back for another. After you two part, you nuzzle into his chest and hear Akamaru give a happy bark. “Thank you, Kiba. Thank you.”
“He’s into me for everything I’m not
According to you.
According to you
I can’t do anything right”