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15 June 2008 @ 12:56 am
Drabble time!  

I was reading one of those Extremely Angsty Neji-gets-married-to-someone-else fics and it got me into the mood for this drabble. 

“It’s unlike Tenten to be so late,” Ino mused, swirling her tea nonchalantly inside the porcelain cup.  The teahouse was a popular one and was already tightly packed; the three girls had picked their usual table by the window and were now waiting for their friend to show up for an afternoon get-together.    “Oh, wait.”  She tilted her head, peering through the glass.  “There she is.”

“Why is she walking so slowly?” Sakura frowned and glanced at Hinata.  “Did she get injured from your last mission?”

“No…”  The Hyuuga shook her head and watched worriedly as Tenten finally entered the teahouse, looking pale and shocked. 

“Hey guys,” Tenten greeted them detachedly, a far away look in her eyes.  Her hair was slightly disheveled and she kept biting her lips, fingers playing incessantly with the bottom of her shirt.

“What’s up with you?”  Ino raised an eybrow, pulling out a chair for the brunette.  “You look like you’ve just seen a ghost.  Is everything okay?”

“…….Yes,” Tenten murmured hollowly, eyes suspiciously glassy.

Hinata leaned forwards.  “Tenten-san, are you feeling alright?  Do you want us to take you to the hospital?”

“No, no, I’m fine.”  She waved them off vaguely.  “It’s just…..”

“Just what?”  Sakura pressed her fingers to her forehead.  “Nope, no fever.   Chakra channels working properly. You’re not ill, are you?

“No.”  Tenten rested her elbows on the table heavily and buried her face in her hands.  “It's just - Neji, he……he’s getting married,” she told them haltingly, voice muffled and small.


What?  Married?  But wasn’t he with-”  Ino looked like she was going to explode but Sakura shut her up immediately with a warning glance.  Hinata just looked mortified.

“Tenten…..”  Sakura reached out to pat her friend gently on the shoulder but she hardly knew what to say herself.  I’m sorry?  What a jerk?  You’ll find someone better in no time?  Tenten was shaking.  They all knew how much she loved her teammate, had thought that the two would have ended up together one of these days.  Ino’s hands curled into fists.

“Did you know about this?”  She looked imploringly at Hinata. 


“I’m going to kill that bastard!” the blonde snarled angrily.  “Who is he getting married to?”

Tenten mumbled something incoherently through her fingers.  Sakura shook her gently.  “Look, it might help to talk about it.”

They watched sympathetically as the weapons mistress finally lifted her head from her hands.  She took a deep, shaky breath.  “Neji…..is getting m-married……” And to their surprise, Tenten’s face suddenly split into an enormous, smug grin, voice rising in pitch with giddy, almost hysterical happiness:  “….to me.”


Heh.  I mean, who else?

Current Mood: mischievousmischievous
Cosmo-san: Rinoa [ final prayers ]blooming_cosmo on June 15th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
HAHAHA, that was so good. XDDD While I was reading it, I was like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NOT ONE OF THESE DRABBLES!" and then when I read the last line...hahaha. Totally won me over with the twist. Very clever! Totally adding to memories. XD
Icarussun_myths on June 16th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. :D I could never marry off Neji to anyone else. NEVER, I SAY!

BTW - remember my offer of paid account time? I'm debating right now between just donating it to your/berrygold's contest or leaving it for another big nejiten competition later on in the summer, and it really just hinges on how viable my idea for the latter is....I'm totally inexperienced with organizing things so I was wondering what you think? I was envisioning something of a partnership event; writers would produce a drabble or one shot, and their partnered artists would illustrate the fic onto a bookmark. Like, we'd give them a bookmark template to either print out and draw onto, or import into photoshop and do their thang there. In the end those bookmarks could be printed out and used by everyone in the community. Do you think that sounds too complicated? I really have no clue, so please do just tell me if you think it wouldn't work well, in which case I will honestly be more than happy to donate the account time to the current contest. :)
(no subject) - blooming_cosmo on June 16th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sapphire Lunasapphireluna on June 15th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
Icarussun_myths on June 15th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :D
ichigoxrenjiichigoxrenji on June 15th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
the ending got me. love it!
Icarussun_myths on June 15th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thank you!
「 reg ☆ 」: delicate roseseynee on June 15th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
That GOT to me. I was swallowing inside (Oh the suspense!) but the last line totally broke me into hysterical laughter.

And you're in a mischievous mood! We should've known :P
Icarussun_myths on June 15th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was in quite a giggly mood while writing it. Glad it made you laugh!
fatal_redfatal_red on June 15th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)

I was totally fooled until the end. (Got to the love the Ino!fury.)
Icarussun_myths on June 15th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
Hehe, Ino rocks my purple furry socks off! I love writing her. <3
Reinacoconutmandarin on June 15th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
I knew it. I KNEW IT!!!
Icarussun_myths on June 15th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
I bet you did. ;) I'm surprised so many others said they fell for it, actually, I mean I was giggling the whole time while writing so it didn't go anywhere near the angst I was aiming for. *hands you a gold star*
Sara without an "h": Tori1smokkie on June 15th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Hehe nice... I totally fell for it XP
Icarussun_myths on June 15th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
{the once and future queen}: tentensenbonzakura77 on June 15th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
HAHA. XDDD Brilliant ending!!
Icarussun_myths on June 15th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Glad you like. :D
Toboe LoneWolf: [Naruto] Hayate: dance!toboe_lonewolf on June 15th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
...AHAHAHAHAA, of course, only Tenten.

I'll bet Neji was amusedly watching, too. XP
Icarussun_myths on June 15th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Hehe, who do you think got her hair all disheveled in the first place? ;)
(no subject) - toboe_lonewolf on June 15th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sun_myths on June 16th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
A k i r ahimehikari on June 15th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I was literally gripping the edge of my table. I mean, you did mention you just read a super angsty Neji getting married to someone else fic..

I'm so happy and surprised with the ending! More!~ ♥
Icarussun_myths on June 15th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, I said that as part of my extremely lame attempt to fool you guys into thinking it'd be angst. XD Glad you like~!
(no subject) - himehikari on June 16th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
chariel on June 16th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
That made me grin. Very widely. <3!!
Icarussun_myths on June 16th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thank ye! :D
"Mea irs here aulla omnis": plueeshtar on June 16th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
YOU CAN'T FOOL ME. LOLZ YAY! Because since the very first time, the only one meant for him is her. ^^
Icarussun_myths on June 16th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Indeedy. XD
passivesky: petpetpassivesky on June 19th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
I was (literally) grabbing the arm of my chair in a death grip. As I was reading, I was like "No, no! Not poor Tenten!" but then it had a happy ending... XD You are an evil genius, hon. ^^
Icarussun_myths on June 19th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
gum_mastah on June 20th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)

I thought his marriage was a set up and that he was getting married to Sakura or something (My 'infering' skillz are worthless.)

Yeesh. Don't give me another heart attack like that. Lol.
mellowyellow2007mellowyellow200 on August 21st, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
AHHHHH! You scared me there for a second. Man, was I fooled!