... Wow. Let me say right off the bat, this type of thing is very uncharacteristic for me. I nearly puked after rereading this, from the sheer fluffiness of it. So, if you don't like romantic one-shots, I recommend you leave. Quickly. This is just a little something for Naru/Hina fans that I had to get out of my system. You have been warned.

Maybe

I'm not the prettiest girl in the world. Definitely not the best shinobi, either. In fact, I'm the exact opposite of best. I'd rather live peacefully and not fight, but my blood won't allow that. I am of the Hyuuga clan, masters of the Byakugan and the Gentle Fist fighting style. Maybe I could become a better shinobi, and live up to my family name.

I've always tried my hardest, although I could never seem to improve. I know how to stop the flow of chakra and attack from within. But I always fell short, and failed when it mattered most. I always felt like I was holding my teammates back. Maybe, just maybe, I could grow stronger.

Then there's him.

I always stutter and blush around him, but somehow I feel more confident inside. Because I know he's not perfect, and is resented because of his many failures. Just like me.

Maybe he'll notice me someday. Maybe we could live together, and fill the voids within each other. Maybe I could forget about my heritage as the heir to the Hyuuga clan, and he could forget about his destiny as the vessel for the Nine-Tails demon.

I still remember that day. When he first acknowledged me, I felt the urge to fight harder, regardless of what could have happened to me. I feel as though I have changed since then; even if not by much, I have grown stronger. All because of him.

And then we talked. I finally had enough courage to tell him how he inspired me. And he listened! Even told me a bit about himself! Maybe...

Maybe I have become a better shinobi. Maybe he has noticed me.

THE END

Wooooooow... That was so... So... Fluffy... But seriously, I admire Hinata's personality. When she started hacking up blood after the fight with Neji then fell over, I was like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!" Then again, I nearly burst into tears when Gaara and Lee's fight was over... But they're both better now. Both alive and kicking... But Hinata seems to have disappeared from the storyline, recently... She has no coloured chapter page. I am officially pissed off now. Yeah... I am definitely gonna puke.