The Dance of the Chuunin

By: AlwaysHiei

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto

It was a quiet day in Konoha, the only noise being the slight, pretty chirping of the birds, which sounded very musical--

"AHEM! GOOD MORNING KONOHA! HERE ARE THE WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS; FIRST OFF, TSUNADE-SAMA IS HOLDING HER USUAL 'DRINKING CONTEST' TONIGHT IN HER OFFICE. THE PRIZE WILL BE A WEEKS WORTH OF SAKE; FREE! SO, ANYONE WILLING TO GO AGAINST HER, IS WELCOMED TO JOIN; SO LONG AS YOU'RE OVER 21. 'KONOHA MARKET' OS HAVING A 'BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE' SALE FOR POPTARTS FROM 6:00 A.m. TO 8:00 P.m." After these announcements, the man droned on and on until he came to one particular announcement that instantly perked up the ears of various chuunin in the village.

"AND, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE HAVE DECIDED TO HOLD OUR FIRST ANNUAL "CHUUNIN DANCE". AS THE NAME IMPLYS, ONLY CHUUNIN CAN ATTEND. IT'S THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, IN THE PARK. THE DANCE'S ACTUAL NAME IS "Tsunade's Dance of Romance". THIS DANCE IS MEANT TO GET MORE COUPLES TOGETHER, BECAUSE, ACCORDING TO TSUNADE-SAMA, THIS VILLAGE IS TOO BORING. THAT'S ALL OF THIS WEEKS ANNOUNCEMENTS. BYE!"

'A 'Dance of Romance'?' Hinata Hyuuga thought, as she made her way through the now-busy streets of Konoha, on her way back to her home. 'I wonder... how can I get Naruto-Kun to like me...?'

Suddenly, Hinata came upon Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke, who probably just got done with training.

"Aw! Won't you give me a chance? Come on, Sakura! Go to the dance with me!" Naruto yelled.

"No way! The only person I'd ever go with is Sasuke-Kun!" Sakura retorted. "Will you go with me, Sasuke-Kun?"

"...No." Sasuke replied.

"Eh! Please, Sasuke!" Sakura yelled in vain, as her teamate just continued to ignore her.

"H-hello..." Hinata said.

"Oh, hey Hinata-Chan!" Naruto replied, smiling. "Hear about the dance?"

"Y-yes, I h-have." Hinata replied. 'Maybe he'll ask me to go with him.'

"Cool! I really, really, want to go with Sakura, but, she said no. Oh well, if I see her there, I'll spend all of my time with her, so It'll be like a date." Naruto explained, to a deflated Hinata.

"I-I see..." Hinata said.

Through their exchange, Sasuke had continued to stare at the white-eyed girl, and this did not go unnoticed by Sakura.

'Does Sasuke have a crush on Hinata!' Sakura thought hysterically. "Sasuke-Kun!" Sakura said, trying to pry his eyes off of Hinata. "Sasuke-Kun!" But, it wasn't working.

'No way! He does have a crush on her! How am I supposed to get with him at the party now? How can I be more like Hinata?...Unless I-'

'Oh no. Naruto still likes Sakura. I need to be more like her. How can I do that?...Unless I-'

'Man! Sakura won't go with me 'cuz she likes Sasuke! How can I be like him!...Unless I-'

'Augh! Hinata likes the idiot, even though he's an idiot. How can I be more like the idiot without acting like an idiot!...Unless I-'

'GO TO THE PARTY DRESSED AS MY RIVAL!'

-TO BE CONTINUED-

So, how is it? Good? Bad? Please, review!

Seeya, AlwaysHiei