AN: The final installment of the first drabble in the series! Hehe Naruhina is just so fluffy and gives me so much feels! Thank you for the reviews so far! Please continue!
A Place Only We Know
When they reached close to the edge of the Konoha forest, Naruto turned to Hinata, his eyes dancing with eagerness.
"Close your eyes for a bit please, and don't open them until I tell you to!"
Hinata hesitated slightly, wondering what he was up to but then decided to just trust him.
"Uhm okay…" Hinata giggled nervously and closed her eyes as instructed. As soon as her eyes were closed, Naruto scooped her up in his arms, enjoying the squeak of surprise that she let out.
"Hold on tight," He said, his lips dangerously close to her ear. She didn't have time to reply before feeling the distinct sense of a shunshin. Naruto had shunshin-ed somewhere.
Hinata struggled to keep her eyes closed as Naruto gently set her down on her feet, his arms encircling her waist as he lowered her to the ground.
"You can open your eyes now," he said softly.
Immediately complying, Hinata's eyes flickered open and her mouth fell open in shock. She was standing in a grassy clearing of the forest, where everything was covered with soft green moss and vines of blooming flowers. Lights were strung on branches of the trees that surrounded the clearing and they flickered daintily as the soft breeze filtered through the space.
"Do you like it?" Naruto asked tentatively, brows creased slightly with worry. He really hoped she liked it.
"Its beautiful!" Hinata breathed, her face lighting up as she turned around to face Naruto. "How did you find this place?"
The blonde gave an embarrassed grin and absently scratched the back of his head.
"Erm well I kinda used to come here when I was a kid...It was where I would go to hide from the villagers plus a quiet place to daydream to cheer myself up when I was down." Naruto reached for Hinata's hand, his blue eyes meeting her pale ones.
"I wanted to show you this place because it's where I spent most of my hidden moments—but if you don't feel comfortable I don't mind-" Hinata launched herself at Naruto, muffling the rest of his sentence. She couldn't believe he would have their first date at such a special place. She knew how alone Naruto was as a child and how much he used to hurt but that just made it all the more special.
"It doesn't have to be your lonely place anymore, it can be our place now…" Hinata said softly as she hugged Naruto close. He rested his hand on the back of her head and gently stroked her hair, he could never get used to touching her and he didn't want to.
"A place only we know," Naruto replied, his voice uncharacteristically soft.
Stepping back slightly Naruto reached for another scroll in his pocket and unfurled it, releasing its seal and catching the contents that emerged. He grinned cheekily at Hinata, holding up the items that had come out of the scroll.
"You didn't think I was gonna let you sit on the grass and stay hungry right?"
Hinata giggled and blushed as Naruto waved a picnic basket and blanket around. Naruto never failed to surprise her or make her laugh, it was one of the things she loved the most about him. She found his unpredictability incredibly adorable and endearing.
After laying the blanket on the grass, Naruto pulled Hinata down beside him, ignoring her gasp as he pulled her close.
"N-Naruto-kun, what are you doing?" Hinata asked, her old stutter returning as Naruto pulled her down in between his legs and hugged her from behind, resting his head on her shoulder.
"Just let me stay like this for a while please," Naruto mumbled, his blushed stained cheeks hidden in Hinata's shoulder.
"O-Okay…" Hinata agreed after taking a few deep breaths to calm her racing heart. She was definitely past the days of fainting, but she couldn't deny that being this close to the blonde made her feel lightheaded. She placed her hand on Naruto's and allowed herself to lean into his embrace. Noticing the contrast between her pale skin and his tanned one, Hinata brushed her finger over the back of Naruto's hand. Her fingers creating invisible patterns along his knuckles as she explored his skin, goosebumps following the trail she made.
"Hinata…" Naruto mumbled as the brunette's soft fingers caressed his calloused hands. He craved every second of her touch and every moment of her attention. Now that he had realized his feelings for her and hers for him, he just couldn't get enough. He wasn't an expert on dating or anything along those lines but his need for comfort and affection led him to follow his instincts and hug her the way he was. Plus she didn't seem to mind so that fueled his desire even more.
As Naruto and Hinata sat encircled in each others arms, the food slightly haphazardly packed into the picnic basket went completely unnoticed. Naruto had actually cooked the food after receiving some recipes from Ino and Sakura. Granted it did take him five tries and a number of clones to prepare something edible but he'd managed to cook a few dishes just for their date.
However, the food he had slaved to prepare was the furthest thing from his mind as he snuggled Hinata closer to him, welcoming her warmth as a chilly breeze swept through the forest clearing. Moving his hands to interlock them with Hinata's, Naruto gently turned her around to face him. He leaned his forehead against hers, his warm breath mingling with hers and warming her flushed face. His sensitive hearing easily tuned into the sound of their thumping hearts and he lowered his eyes to her slightly parted lips.
Hinata struggled to maintain her focus as Naruto's breath caressed her face. His brilliant cerulean eyes were inches away from her and she could count the blonde lashes that framed them. Without thinking Hinata raised her hand and gently brushed her fingertips across Naruto's lashes; they were silky underneath her fingertips and he reflexively closed his eyes, leaning into her touches.
"Hinata…" Naruto mumbled again,a soft moan escaping his lips. He was in the midst of utter bliss. He'd never felt anything like what he felt with Hinata before.
"Naruto-kun I-I love you so much…" Hinata whispered, her voice breaking as emotions threatened to overwhelm her. Naruto's eyes snapped open at the Hyuuga heiress' words and his mouth hung open in shock. She'd told him she'd loved him during the fight with Pein and during the moon mission but somehow hearing her say it when they were this close made it hit home ten times harder. A warm fuzzy feeling enveloped the blonde and a huge grin appeared on his face. He was loved.
"I love you more," he replied, his voice husky as he rubbed his thumb across the side of her jaw before pressing his lips to hers.
Neither he nor Hinata would ever forget their first date, hidden somewhere in the lush konoha forest. Their actions of budding passion veiled by leafy greens in the place that only they knew. The place that had become solely theirs.
AN: Jajaaan and the first drabble series is done! Stay tuned for the next in the collection. It's Naruto and Hinata's first valentines! Review, review, review! it inspires me to write! ;p you know you want more naruhina fluff~~~