irukas asked:

"Don't tell me you've been out training since dawn--/again/. Neji-kun, haven't I told you about taking a break before? Don't make me lecture you again, because I will. I have the time."

Neji panted before he looked up at Iruka. Then he swallowed tightly, standing up right. “I… I am just trying to get my strength back.” He muttered, swallowing tightly. Yet he had been out here since dawn, trying to make up for lost time.