Shikamaru grunted as he fastened his kimono into place. He didn’t know how formal Hinata’s party was; so he figured he’d just go all out. The kimono was a darkshade of green. He decided to wear his hair down. Mine as well surprise them He thought to himself. He put on his shoes, grabbed Kiba’s present reluctantly and exited his home. He walked through the Hyuuga residence. He was nervous about this whole thing. He wasn’t used to these social occasions. Maybe he shouldn’t’ve worn a kimono. That was awfully formal and knowing his friends, it wouldn’t require such a fancy form of attire.
When he got to the door. He knocked and was ushered in. He set the gift near the other ones and looked around. He saw many people he knew; but wasn’t going to be the first one to initiate any sort of conversation. He gravitated towards the back of the room when he noticed that everyone wasn’t so…formal. He nervously bit his lip. How troublesome….
“S-Shikamaru-Kun?” Hinata questioned walking pass the man she believed to be Shikamaru standing in a corner of the hall which her party was being held. “Yo-You decided to show!” she squealed loudly pulling him into a tight hug. She looked him over and smiled brightly grateful that he had shown up. “You look very handsome by the way, I would have never guessed you had that much hair!” Hinata giggled placing a hand over her mouth as she laughed. She stepped back away from him and noticed that was dressed very formally like most of the branch and main house members, but the people she was friends with and her immediate family weren’t in such formal attire. It was fine, he looked great in his kimoto anyway. “What made you change your mind?” she asked dragging herself out of her thoughts looking at him giddy waiting for an answer.
Shikamaru looked at Hinata and smiled a bit “Well…Chouji’s the one who really convinced me to come. At first I wasn’t going to because..well a certain person’s here that I don’t really get on with too well; but Chouji said I would still have a good time and I didn’t have anything else to do so…yeah I’m here..” He turned a little red “Yeah my hair is actually a bit long…most people don’t notice it because its always in the ponytail,” He looked over her. She had on a very pretty dress and looked nice “Your dress is very pretty, Hinata,” He said with a respectful tone. He didn’t want her to think that he was creeping on her or anything, so he looked a way a bit. “I was thinking about going to go change….its really much too formal…” He groaned “People are going to make fun of me…how troublesome…”