|Naruto FanFictions - Dead Love
Name - Dead Love
Author - kurama-scrystalrose
KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! The sound rang through the half empty room. A girl was curled up on a straw mat underneath the window. BANG! BANG! BANG!
“NICKIE!!!!” called out an angry voice.
“What!” the girl said. It was muffled by the blanket but the boy on the other side of the door heard it perfectly.
“Get your lazy butt up and get ready for school!”
“Who are you calling lazy?!” Nickie said, opening the door, already ready for school.
“You, now let’s go!”
“ Nara , how am I related to you?” Nickie asked.
“I’m your older brother.” Shikamaru was half way down the stairs. “Let’s go, Ino’s gonna kill me if I’m late!”
“Oh, that’s right,” Nickie said, following, “you’re girlfriend.”
“She’s not my girlfriend, she’s my tutor. I already have a girlfriend.”
“I can tutor you!” Nickie was next to her brother who was just locking their front door.
“Yeah, go to school for once and maybe I’ll believe you.”
“Idiot,” Nickie said angrily, punching her brother in his arm.
“Ow!” Nickie ran off, Shikamaru sighed and muttered to himself, “Troublesome.” He followed his sister to school and got her schedule, then left.
At lunch, Shikamaru was sitting next to Naruto, Sasuke, Neji, Sakura, Hinata, and Ino. He overheard a group of girls a little ways off.
“Can you believe her?” one asked. “All she does is control water.”
“Well it’s better than Rockhead,” another replied.
“So? She’s so quiet; I bet she won’t make any friends this entire semester.”
“I’ll take that bet!”
Just then, he saw his sister walking towards him with her lunch in her hand. He noticed all three guys turn to look as well. He couldn’t blame them. His sister had long light brown hair falling a little farther than her shoulders. She had sapphire blue eyes and light-tanned colored skin. She wore the normal uniform with the short skirt and blouse. A light blue crystal hung around her neck. Lucky for Neji his girlfriend wasn’t around but the other two got glares and kicks from theirs.
“Who’s that?” Neji asked.
“My sister,” Shikamaru replied calmly. Neji looked amazed that he had a sister.
“Look, there she is,” one of the girls smirked. She stuck out a foot and tripped Nickie. The water girl flipped so her back faced the ground and her lunch disappeared from her hands, landed next to Shikamaru, planted her hands on the ground and back flipped back to her feet.
She walked over to her brother and sat down. The group of girls gave her strange looks, and then walked off.
"Why-d you make your lunch pop up over here?" Shikamaru asked his sister.
"I was going to sit over here anyway, why wouldn-t I."
"Why sit over here?"
"-Cause you’re the only person I know here."
"Then go make some friends."
Nickie stood up, "Fine," she said through clenched teeth. She picked up her lunch and walked away.
"Why-d you do that?" Ino asked.
"She-s too troublesome."
"She-s your sister."
Ino stood up, glared at Shikamaru and walked off after Nickie.
After school, Neji was walking home through the woods, next to the path, when he heard yelling. He looked through the trees and saw Shikamaru and Nickie. The crystal-eyed girl looked ready to burst with anger.
"Why won-t you just leave me alone already?!" She yelled.
"Because you’re hanging out with the wrong people."
"You-re the one who told me to make some friends!"
"Not with my girlfriend-s brothers!"
"I can-t take this anymore!" Nickie yelled. "All you-ve done since I got here was criticize me about everything!" With this, she turned around and ran off.
Shikamaru sighed and walked after her. Neji followed until Shikamaru lost where she had gone, then he followed the chakra trail he had sensed. He soon found her crying by the river. He came up to her and placed his hand on her shoulder. She looked up at him.
"Did my brother send you?" she asked.
"No," Neji answered. "I was just curious on why you two fight all the time."
"My brother hates me. The only reason I-m here is because both my stepbrothers were sent out on missions. Ever since our parents died Shikamaru doesn-t want anything to do with me."
Neji thought back to when Skikamaru fought with her at lunch. "I could ask him for you."
"Would you?" Nickie asked, wiping away her tears.
"Sure," Neji answered, smiling. "Come on, I-ll walk you home." Nickie stood up, grabbed her bag and followed. By the time they reached the Nara house, Neji was late for something important.
“Where have you been?!” yelled an angry girl with two brown buns on top of her head.
“Sorry, Shika had a problem and I was helping,” Neji answered. It was half true, if he told her about Nickie, she’d flip.
“Neji, this has to stop,” Tenten said with a long sigh. “You know, I think we need a break. Try other people for a few weeks.”
Neji could just stare at her. How could she suggest that? Tenten was looking at him, her eyes told him she didn’t like it either, but it had to be done.
“Fine,” he said at last. He looked at Tenten’s brown eyes, then turned around and left.
“Hey, Neji!” Shikamaru’s voice brought Neji back to himself. “Why are you spacing off so much today?”
“Tenten dumped me yesterday.” Everyone was silent, even Naruto. The boys were sitting under a tree eating their lunch. A little ways off, under a cherry blossom tree, Ino, Hinata and Nickie were eating. Gaara, Konkuro and Temari joined them and they began to talk about random things.
Neji saw Tenten walk up, Gaara stood up and the two of them walked away. Neji was furious that Tenten had already found someone else. He looked around. He saw Shikamaru grab his lunch and shout, “Keep away from Neji!” That did it. Neji leapt up, grabbed his lunch, and walked over to the girls.
“Hi, Neji,” Ino said. Hinata waved and Nickie looked down at the ground.
“Hi,” he replied. “Can I talk to Nickie really fast?” Nickie looked up at him and stood up. They walked a little ways away.
“I wanted to ask you something,” he began.
“What?” Nickie was looking at the ground. Neji thought she looked cute standing there. A new girl who knew nothing of this place was fitting in well in his book. He knew he had to ask this, not just to get back at Tenten and Shikamaru, but for his own feelings.
“Would you go out with me?” He half stammered half muttered.
Nickie looked at him in surprise, her face as pink as the cherry blossom tree. She swallowed and said, “Sure.”
Neji smiled. He told her the time and walked off. He turned and saw Nickie sit back down with the others who a second later all squealed with joy and gave her hugs. He smiled again, this may work out.
Дата публикации: 14.01.2008
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