i’ve said this before, i’m sure, but i’m so sick and tired of people claiming hinata is a bad character because of neji’s death.
first of all, did you even watch that scene? hinata WEPT over her cousin, and fought to defend his body from further damage. she didn’t ignore his death like you fuckers seem to think she did. she was hurt by it just as much as anyone else he knew.
second, hinata was under no obligation to care about neji. this boy grew up making it damn clear that he wanted hinata to die for something that wasn’t even her fault. take a moment to think about this.
hinata was already being neglected and abused by her immediate family. she was naturally shy to start with, her father hated her and considered her a fucking failure, and then, to top it all off, the boy who was supposed to be there for her and protect her wanted her to DIE.
then he actually attempted to kill her, all the while mocking her insecurities and telling her how weak and worthless she was.
it doesn’t matter that neji eventually changed. he could have, and maybe did, scar hinata for life.
hinata would have been well within her right to fear and hate neji after all he did to her- because three years or so of him being Not a Dick™ doesn’t make up for all those years he abused and bullied her.
but hinata cried over, mourned over, and defended her cousin EVEN AFTER WHAT HE DID TO HER.
she already gave neji more than what he deserved.
and then she takes neji’s final words and slaps some sense into naruto with them. she doesn’t just ignore neji in favour of naruto- but if she had, that would have been completely logical, because naruto supported her for longer and more willingly than neji did.
finally, hinata is a gentle woman. she hates to fight- if it wasn’t for hiashi, she probably would never have become a shinobi.
this gentle woman is in the midst of war. people she knows and loves are falling all around her, and she just watched her own flesh and blood sacrifice himself for her sake.
OF COURSE she’s going to seek comfort, and naruto’s hand was that comfort.
hinata reacted to neji’s death in a truly selfless manner, and her need for comfort after such a traumatic experience does not make her a bad person.