A/N: My crazy schedule is still crazy, but I wanted to post this for you guys as a holiday present :3 So many of you have left awesome reviews for me! -hugs- It really cheers me up.

I still have 45+ pages of papers to write before my finals are all out of the way T-T So because of that I may not post again until after Christmas, but here's the next chapter for now. Enjoy your holidays, good luck on any exams, and I hope you review!

Disclaimer: I do NOT own Naruto. I write this for my own entertainment and the entertainment of others.


Chapter 16: Awakening

"S-sorry." Hinata stuttered, then opened her eyes as she felt a hand rest on her forehead. A pair of bright blue ones met hers and she eeped.

"N-naruto-kun!"

She bolted up right, breathing heavily, and narrowly missed smacking her head in to his as he jumped back. He looked at her oddly, but seemed to shrug it off.

Suddenly it occurred to him that she'd only ever seemed to faint around him. Unable to resist teasing her he said, "Guess you can't resist me, huh?" He grinned at her.

That time, she really did faint on him.