She vaguely remembered an incident with her younger brother.
"Didn't your mama ever tell you if you don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all?" Chin Sen had demanded from his place beside Tenten. His hands had clenched into tight little fists on his chopsticks. He wasn't trying to be malicious, but he was trying to get a point across.
The question had mortified Tenten and the rest of her family. Nobody knew quite what to say to that.
Neji, on the other hand, took it in stride. He responded with a simple, "No."
Silence for a few beats. Everybody at the table cringed at bringing up an evidently dead woman.
He let them think like that for the quietest moments in the history of that house. And then he'd added, "She told me to raise an eyebrow, and if I knew the person well enough, to just say it."