Within The Touch of a Heart Beat: A HitsuHinata Story.
Chapter 1: Confessions
"Are you still here moping around?" The short white haired male complained. He was standing inside his femalefriend's bedroom. It was a complete mess and she usually kept it intact. There was shattered glass all over the floor; he could guess it was the vase she liked to occupy with fresh flowers regularly. Not only that, but there were little pieces of glass from a cup he was positively sure she broke on purpose. The curtains were closed making the room dark and hard to see, but thanks to the sunlight entering the room Hitsugaya could see a little. "It's been three days already," he reprimanded. Hinata Hyuuga, a very shy and polite girl who never, but absolutely NEVER missed a day of school had been out for not one but three days of school. This was extremely out of character especially coming from her.
Hitsugaya was now growing annoyed. He was trying to see Hinata's face but she was covered, or rather rolled up on her blanket from to head to toe. Said girl had been his best friend ever since middle school when she transferred. The lavender eyed girl had been bullied constantly so he befriended her and they eventually became the best of friends. Hitsugaya skipped class a lot, so Hinata always made sure to tell him what they discussed in class even though he never asked her to and secretly he was grateful. The first day she missed class he was slightly surprised but he guessed she could miss a day of school, right? He decided to write notes just for her sake if only to repay the favor she had done for him many times before. The second day the Hyuuga girl had missed school he got slightly worried, even if he didn't admitted it out loud, so he decided it was time to pay her a visit. Once he arrived the maid said that she wasn't feeling well and he left. On the third day he got annoyed by it and Hitsugaya decided to enter by force if necessary. Now here he was trying to get the girl out of her hiding place.
"Hey, I'm talking to you," once again he didn't receive a reply. "What's all this about?" He took a step closer, when he saw that Hinata slightly tensed Hitsugaya decided to keep on walking carefully and trying not to step on the broken glass. It was then he heard an inaudible whisper. "What was that? I didn't hear you."
r-rejected me," she finally spoke out loud.
Hitsugaya stood frozen. She was like this because that idiot blonde rejected her? It was true; he knew that Hinata liked him ever since she fist laid eyes on him and that was a few years back. The young Hyuuga had always told him how much she loved Naruto's confidence and how he lit up everyone's day. Well that was how she saw it and that might have been influenced by the fact that she liked him when in reality he annoyed everyone around him. Even Hitsugaya thought he was an idiot but otherwise he was a nice person. Hinata always hesitated when she was about to confess, until several days ago she told Hitsugaya that she had finally build up the courage to do it. He was really jealous when she told him that. Ever since Toshiro had met her and became friends he eventually fell in love with her; he heard once that when you spend enough time with someone and get close you're bound to fall in love.
Apparently it was true. She had been with him through so many situations that he couldn't imagine being without her.
But when she finally did confess and got rejected she was in this state.
"You're like this only because of that?" He let out a snicker. A few moments ago he thought it was something really serious if she was acting like this but now she confessed that she had been rejected really? He knew it was wrong of him but deep down he felt happy because that meant that she wouldn't leave him just yet and he hadn't lost her to another guy. "Hyuuga
do you know how many girls have been rejected ever since school was created? Or humanity in general" He explained like it was some kind of science.
She tensed once more. Hitsugaya didn't know what else to do, really he wasn't a girl to understand her mentality so he was running out of ideas. She wasn't a spoiled brat and she wasn't selfish either, Hinata was a kind hearted girl and always worried over others before herself. People constantly used to judge her before meeting her because she was a Hyuuga in other words: from a filthy rich family. But currently she was living with her maternal grandfather because her father Hiashi Hyuuga was always too busy to take care of his children. Not only that, her grandfather was a really important man as well, Yamamoto Genryuusai the chief of the police force. That's the reason people always looked down on her since her family was sometimes arrogant and proud
too proud. Hitsugaya knew her sister, Hanabi, she was such a brat most of the time and constantly fought with him because he hung out with her older sister a little too much for her liking. And her cousin Neji don't even get him started. That guy didn't let Hinata breathe most of the time; he was so over protective of her all the time.
"W-w-what would you know?" Hinata finally said. "Y-you have everything!"
The boy stood there a little shocked. Was this really the Hinata he knows? To be honest he didn't have everything but he couldn't complain either. He lived with his grandmother and his cousin Matsumoto who worked for Hinata's grandfather in the police force, so they had enough money. He was quite popular in school and had girls drooling for him every day. Hitsugaya was good at sports and even though he didn't go to class too much and only read Hinata's notes he was a genius. Many people admired him for that. But there was one thing he always
painfully always wanted to have but couldn't-
"Not everything Hyuuga," with that Hitsugaya narrowed his eyes. Taking a few steps closer and finally reaching the left side of the girl's huge bed, he grabbed her all wrapped up on her blanket and threw her over his right shoulder. Hinata was surprised by his actions and tried to escape but since she rolled herself up a little too much around her blanket she was now regretting it. Even though the white haired teen was a little shorter than average boys his age he was quite strong. Well it wasn't that Hinata was that heavy either she was so light at the moment that he probably guessed that she hadn't been eating well. He began walking, Hitsugaya was one hundred percent sure that his white socks were now dirty. The Hyuuga girl tried to protest but it was completely useless. Proudly the boy smirked to himself for carrying Hinata like this. Once he made it to the door he opened it with his left hand and went downstairs. Hitsugaya remembered that they had a pool in their backyard. Mentally thankful that the doors from the back were open he took his steps slowly. Maybe the water from the pool would cool her off and get back to normal again, yeah that would be a good idea.
"P-p-put me d-down, H-Hitsugaya-k-kun!" She tried to protest. When Hinata noticed that he ignored her, she decided to hit a weak spot event though she knew it was disrespectful. "S-S-Shiro-chan!" there it was one of the forbidden words to him.
A vein almost popped out of his forehead. Oh no she did not just call him that did she. Now she just was asking for it. When he made it to the edge of the pool the young boy let out an evil smirk and then threw the young girl in the pool. And just like that he stood there with a serious face. Just a few seconds later the maid had appeared since she was just taking care of the backyard.
a-aren't you crossing the line?" The maid, Mei, tried to help Hinata out but before she could Hitsugaya stopped her.
"No, she needs to learn her lesson. I'll watch over her." When he said this Mei blushed furiously. He was quite handsome but a little too short for her liking. Just as he had asked she left.
A few seconds later Hinata resurfaced and took a much needed breath. She was floating and trying to find the edge and once she did he noticed that she still had the blanket over her head which was probably weighing her down due to the water. Kneeling over Hitsugaya took the blanket off of her head and narrowed his eyes; he stared at her when she looked up at him. Her hair was wet and he could notice her hair must have looked pretty messy before her soak in the pool. The one thing he noticed the most were her eyes, they looked swollen and red due to three days worth of crying and she had dark circles under her eyes as well. He felt hurt by the sight of it, Hinata Hyuuga his best friend looked like she hadn't been out of her room in ages! Letting out a frustrated sigh he took her arm helping her out.
"C'mon let's get you out of there." Pulling her up the said Hyuuga was finally out. Finally Toushiro gave her another glance and blushed furiously. Hinata had only a t-shirt and some shorts on, which were now sticking to her body like a second skin showing off all of her curves. Only one word came to mind, sexy. Wait what? He was NOT just checking out his best friend. Oh no, absolutely no. Standing there Hinata was a few inches taller than him and he hated it a lot; it had been like this ever since they had met. There had been one time when the young Hyuuga had told him that his shortness was kind of cute and he had blushed, and then told her to not call him short ever again. She hasn't that's what he liked about her.
Staring up at her he was about to say something but was stopped by Hinata's watering eyes. "Ah! Hyuuga you're-"
"I-I'm sorry" she started. "I-i-it just hurt you know," her tears fell on the floor.
Hitsugaya just stood there not really knowing what to say. He's really in love with her, but will he end up just like Hinata if he confessed to her? Would she reject him?
"I-I-I've l-loved him f-f-for so long
now I don't know what to do," with her arm she wiped her tears. "W-what else am I supposed to do now? I-I got used to
hoping that one day h-he would b-be with me
what h-hope will I have?" The young Hyuuga kept sobbing there in front of Hitsugaya.
Narrowing his eyes he tried to look for a solution. Had she ever really loved him or was it simply out of habit? If that were the case then she could love just anyone right? No this was more than that. She said hope. What will she be hoping for now? Taking a few steps closer to the female Hyuuga, he put his hands on each side of Hinata; Hitsugaya still hated that he was shorter than Hinata, but this way it was easier for her to look at him. Staring intensely at her lavender orbs he decided to speak.
"Love me instead," Toushiro said simply.
Widening her eyes, the girl in front of him blushed furiously. She didn't expect this, not from him anyways. They had been best friends for so long that she never thought of the possibility of them being a couple. Well people say that the best relationships start of from friendship, right?
"I know you're just getting over Uzumaki
and I know I'm being selfish
I want you to be with me
because I can't imagine how it will be
without you by my side." Turquoise gazed over intensely into lavender. Hinata didn't know what to reply. Taking her silence as a bad sign he tried once more. "You
you want to have something to hope for right?"
Nodding her head the young Hyuuga's heart was beating hard.
hope that one day
you will fall in love with me."