Disclaimer: As always, I don't own anything. Except that's mine. Yup.
Alright, my first attempt at a humor fic. Yes, folks, this is me being funny. Or, well, attempting to be anyway. I hope it's not a let down, this game is truly fun. And yes, this is an actual game.
Please review and I'll see if I'll continue. Remember folks, it's just a light humor fic! Oh yes, with strands of fluffiness...sort of...strung in. (Since I mostly write serious general/romance, I thought I'd change it a bit for those light-readers) Well, you'll see. Enjoy!
Honey If You Love Me
"So…" Ino trailed off as she mischievously looked among each gennin. "Who wants to go first?"
"Well, what are the teams?" Tenten asked innocently. Poor girl, she had no clue what she was getting into.
"Let's play boys against the girls!" Ino suggested, thoughtful. This, she thought inwardly, was going to be interesting.
"Wait a minute!" Sakura cried out in confusion, "How do you play again?"
Ino sighed. "It's easy, all you have to do, is send one member up from your team and then the opposing side gets to choose someone to…'challenge' them. Ino smiled a knowing smile. "So, who wants to go first?"
Hinata looked towards Naruto and blushed. "I…I guess I'll…I will go first," she managed to stutter. Naruto looked towards her in amazement for being first which caused her to blush even more.
"Alright guys," Naruto said in his raspy voice, a carefree smile on his face, "who wants to challenge Hinata?" As he turned to see who would want to volunteer first, he saw each of them looking back at him expectantly. Oblivious as always, he didn't get the hint.
"It's you, moron." Sasuke said after moment of silence.
Naruto looked confused, "What? Me what?"
Slightly frustrated, Sasuke looked to Neji. Neji took the hint and replied calmly, "Naruto, you are 'challenging' Hinata."
"Right!" Ino readily agreed. "Hinata versus Naruto!" Ino could have clapped in glee if it wasn't for the suspicious looks she knew she would get. This was perfect!
Everyone turned to the blushing Hinata, as Naruto…well…still looked confused. "So, what am I supposed to do?"
Ino sighed once again, "Naruto, you have to get Hinata to smile in any way that you want." She paused as she watched everyone's reactions closely, "But," she stopped again and emphasized the word for effect, "you have to use the starting words, 'honey, if you love me, please smile for me'."
Some girls smiled, amused, while other guys looked bored. Lee though, was a different story.
"Wow! Truly a wonderful game!" Lee exclaimed as he ranted about youthful power. He was eventually ignored.
"Honey…if you love me…" Naruto said, trailing off as if trying to memorize the words. This couldn't be so hard, could it? Naruto smiled his usual grin. "Alright! I got it!"
Ino smiled and clapped her hands, "Oh, and you have to at least last for three minutes. If Hinata smiles within the three minutes, we lose. If Naruto doesn't succeed and Hinata manages to turn him down, our team wins. Okay, let's start. Naruto, make Hinata smile!"
Everyone glanced towards the two again. This time, Hinata blushing a nice hue of magenta.
"Hinata if you--" a cough interrupted his 'speech' that strangely sounded like it was coming from Ino's direction, "I mean, Honey," Naruto paused to see if he was correct, "if you love me, please…smile for me?" He sighed in relief. He did it, he asked.
All watched as Hinata turned an even darker shade of red. But still, she didn't smile.
Naruto looked perplexed, now what?
Ino cleared her throat and suggested, "Well, say it again, and this time…say other stuff too."
He glanced at Hinata. Surely he could do this. Grinning his somewhat large grin, he bent his arm behind his head in a nervous manner. "Hinata…honey…please, if you love me, smile?"
Once again seeing Hinata's blushing, yet not smiling face, he tried again. Getting down on one knee, Naruto clasped his hands together, "Please, please, please, Hinata, if you love me, smile?"
My, my, what havoc it would cause if one were to see this.
He glanced at her bright red, but still unsmiling face. Undaunted, he tried once more, "Hinata, please…if you do…I'll…treat you to ramen! Yeah, everyone likes ramen! Don't waste your chance!"
Sakura slightly squealed, Naruto was basically asking Hinata on a date!
Apparently, almost everyone else had thought that too as Tenten and Sakura exchanged a knowing glance at the question and the other boys smirked. Hinata, once again, turned a dark crimson shade of red.
"I-I'm sorry, Naruto. I won't…I won't smile f-for you.."
Silence enveloped the clearing. Did Hinata just turn Naruto down?
Neji and Sasuke smirked, Tenten and Sakura exchanged wide-eyed glances, and Ino herself looked slightly impressed. Chouji was eating his chips, Shikamaru rolled his eyes, and Shino was looking at the ground, bored. Lee was…well, he was still ranting on how this game would fan the fires of youth but Kiba, though, looked immensely happy.
Gathering herself together, Ino shrugged her shoulders. "Well, that was short, but I guess that's the end of that 'challenge'," she said as she smiled. "Girls win round one!"
"Wait a minute," Neji said quietly, "doesn't Naruto get to prove himself? Why not have Hinata also make Naruto smile?"
"That's true." Tenten said as she agreed, nodding her head slightly pensively.
"Yeah," Sakura said after a moment, "why not. Let Naruto have a chance to redeem himself."
Naruto just looked perplexed. "Huh?"
Sasuke voluntarily answered. "You lost, she just rejected you. She doesn't want to go on a date, and she won't smile for you." Pausing, he smirked, "And now you get to prove that you aren't such a loser. She has to make you smile. Moron."
Naruto glared at him, quickly forgetting that it was Hinata's turn to make him smile, "I'm not a moron, you're the moron! Why don't you go next then?"
"Fine," Sasuke said haughtily, "I will." He glanced towards the group of girls, "Send anyone, I can make anyone smile."
The team of girls just looked at each other and burst out laughing. Hard.
Sasuke waited, wanting to know what was so funny. Finally, Sakura somehow answered without choking on her spit.
"Sas- Sasuke," Sakura managed to gasp out between her laughs, "you can't make anyone," at this she burst into another round of giggles.
Knowing what she was going to say, Sasuke looked extremely annoyed. "Yes, I can," he said confidently, his smirk fading a little.
"Uh, um, Naruto," came Hinata's voice, penetrating through the laughter. "I-I would still…still like to eat ramen with you."
Immediately, all laughter subsided. Did she, Hinata…just ask Naruto on a date?
Neji and Sasuke looked slightly stunned, as Tenten and Sakura smiled, and Ino, once again, looked impressed. Chouji still ate his chips, Shikamaru was now looking at the clouds, and Shino found a bug. Lee…was still Lee, and Kiba frowned.
'This was great,' Ino thought, smiling to herself. Her plan was going so well! Matchmaking strategy-couple-number-one, accomplished.
Naruto, still looking quite perplexed, smiled. "Sure! But please, Hinata, before we do go to eat ramen, can you smile for me?"
Ino readily noticed his smile. "There! Hinata made him smile! We win!"
The rest of the guys groaned, excluding Naruto. "Good job," Kiba said mockingly, "we just lost…again."
"What!" Naruto almost yelled, "I didn't know we were still challenging each other!"
"Technically," Sakura said, stepping in, "we weren't playing yet. Hinata didn't say the words, 'honey if you love me, please smile for me'."
Naruto nodded his head vigorously. "Yeah, she didn't say 'the words'!"
Everyone looked back to Hinata. She blushed and nodded. "Um, alright, um, h-honey, if you…love me…pl-please smile for me."
Each waited to see what Naruto would do.
Naruto crossed his arms in a defiant manner, "Nope! No way! I'm going to win this round!" He flashed his cheesy grin in triumph.
All the guys groaned and glared at Naruto once they saw what he did…again. Hinata blushed timidly as the girls squealed in triumph.
"Naruto, you moron," Sasuke said extremely annoyed, "you just lost…again!"
Naruto once again looked confused. "Oh…yeah, I guess I had," he replied as he smiled bashfully, "good job, Hinata."
Ino laughed and once again stated jokingly, "Yet again, that was short. But still, the girls win round one!"
"Fine," Sasuke said, slightly sulking, but still seeming aloof, "but Naruto is such a moron, why did he have to go first?" The rest of the boys nodded in agreement. About the moron part, of course, none of them had wanted to go first.
Naruto yelled out in disagreement.
"Well then," Ino replied after a moment, thoughtful, "you, Sasuke, can go next." She glanced around her team, catching their eyes with a silent question. Nodding once, she turned back to the guys team, "And Sakura will be your challenger."
Oo, somewhat of a cliffy? Well, not really, hehe, it just sort of tells you the pairing for next chapter.
Please tell me if you liked it or not!
If...well...no one reads it or likes it, I guess I'll just continue with my other ones.
But please, this is my first humor fic...let me know if it's a little bit funnie? Please?
Pretty please? Well...you get the idea. :)