She's Mine Now

Because sometimes, you just have to take matters into your own hands. SasuHina – you've been fairly warned.

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or any of the characters involved with it. There, I said it. Happy?

Characters are about seventeen? Yeah, we'll leave it at that. Needless to say, this is after the original timeline in the Anime/Manga. This is fanfiction. What did you expect?

The Beginning – "You really are dead last, dobe."

Her palms were moist with sweat as she clenched her hands harder and harder. Her cheeks were stained a violent pink, and she trembled as she approached him.

He, however, showed no signs of distress for nervousness when he diverted his attention away from striking the wooden target with a dangerously sharp kunai to face the approaching person.

"Oi, Hinata-chan! You're done for the day?"

"Hai, Naruto-kun." She smiled brightly and nodded.

She had to ask him. It was now or never. She took a deep breath.

"Naruto-kun, I was wondering—"

Just then, Naruto slapped his forehead.

"Gah! I forgot that I promised to meet Sakura at the Ichiraku!" He cursed himself under his breath for being so absent-minded. "But what were you going to say, Hinata-chan?

"Nothing! Nothing at all! You should go to Sakura before she starts getting worried."

He nodded.

"Well, Jaa, Hinata-chan."

And with a puff of smoke, he was gone.

"Jaa, Naruto-kun." She replied softly.

Of course. How could she have been so stupid, to think that she actually had a chance against Sakura? How could she have been so stupid to think that Naruto would actually ever come to think of her as more than a friend? She mustered all that courage for nothing. But of course, Naruto would never know.

Sighing, Hyuuga Hinata recomposed herself and set off for the journey home.

But unbeknownst to her and Naruto, a shadow nearby, armed with his extreme stealth, had overseen the whole ordeal.

"Hmph. You really are dead last, dobe."

And I wonder who that was...?

I edited a couple o' things, but it's not worth the reread.

First chapter was bad. Even I admit it. But stories get better as they progress, don't you think?

Suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated.