The process is complete. Now, we must wait to see if the egg implants inside Hinata-sama's body. If it does, then the future of the Hyuuga clan will hopefully be decided. Hinata-sama will move into position as head of the main house, with our child as heir. She wants me to be part of the child's life, more than his or her sensei. I agreed. It is what I want. It is odd that I never realized before how important it is for me to be a part of the child's life. I need to discuss this with Kakashi, and let him know how I feel about this.
Hinata-sama is now married to Aburame Shino. She is attracted to him, but the marriage is not a true marriage. He offered her the protection of his clan because it must be obvious that I cannot protect her. I am certain she must have told him that much. He is, after all, her trusted friend. It pains me to know that any offer of protection I might make to Hinata-sama is useless, but what can I do, when the Hyuuga clan can bring me to my knees with a simple seal? I am truly useless.
On the side that is only slightly more positive, I have been spending more quality time with Hinata-sama. I styled her hair for her date with Shino, and I also styled her hair and dressed her for her wedding. She was beautiful, and I felt so very proud of her when I watched her go through the ceremony. After they were wed, she left to be alone with Shino, and I returned home without speaking to her. I did not want to interrupt such a moment.
So many things are going on. I am worried for Lee. I need to stop by the dojo to see him. The last time I spoke with him, he was having problems. Bad dreams, bad sleep, and very uncharacteristic Lee behaviour. I have been watching him. Things are still not normal. Lee is my closest friend, and I feel as if I have been less than what I should be to him. So many of my own problems have caused me to act selfishly. I need to remove myself from that groove and become a better man.
I am once again in full control of my byakugan and jyuken. I would not dare say I am full strength, but I am strong enough to return to my duties. And I have. In fact, my first job was to go to Uchiha Sasuke and watch over him.
Sasuke has changed. I thought that he wanted friendship, but it seems as if I was mistaken. People change, and I will bend to his change. If he does not wish for friendship, I will not force it. However, after attempting to be an open friend to him, and having him act as he did, I will not be quick to give him that friendship again. I am not one to make multiple mistakes.
I will be on duty during the third part of the chuunin exams. Hokage-sama expects trouble. I do as well. I will keep a distant watch on Fire country while sitting at the tournament.