Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto.

I am so sorry! I am soo terrible to you guys. I haven't updated in two months. I know there are no excuses but I have some anyways lol :

1) Since this was my last chapter, I was slightly depressed and I kept putting it off.

2) I got writer's block

3) Inspiration for other new stories hit and I had to write them down and work a little on them.

4) I kinda of got tired of NaruHina. Now, before you freak out and flame my ass, it is ONLY because all the NaruHina stories are the same or I have read some NaruHina story that COMPLETELY turned me off. Some are plain horrible! But, I am a NaruHina fan, so fear not!

5) I was busy beta-ing and reading the occasionally stories that caught my interest, hoping for inspiration.

6) I went out of the country for a while.

7) I got jetlagged, sick and was bombarded with homework when I came back.

But, here it is! The final chapter of High School Drama.

Please ignore spelling or grammar mistakes!




Sounds of laughter and panting were carried through the wind, ruffling the lush green grass at the same time. The stars twinkled downwards to light a path for the two running figures. The cherry blossom tree swayed lightly as if welcoming the approaching two. The larger figure pulled the smaller one towards him and the bench and they collapsed into a pile of giggles and chuckles.

"Naruto-kun! We shouldn't have done that! That was your birthday party!"

Naruto pouted. "Demo Hinnnaa-chann! It was boring!" He dragged out. "You guys didn't need to surprise me with all of that. Everyone I had knew or even come across was there! All I needed was you." Naruto whispered as he dragged his beautiful girlfriend into his embrace, burying his head into the crook of her neck where he inhaled her exotic lavender scent. She was wearing a cotton dark blue kimono like dress. It was so soft on her already smooth and creamy skin that Naruto couldn't help wanting her constantly in his arms that night. To add to be simple beauty that Hinata was, were a pair of silver flat that matched with her heart-shaped necklace and small hoops. All in all, she was all he could see that night.

Hinata could only blush at her boyfriend's words. "Naruto-kun, Sasuke-kun, Sakura-chan, T-Tou-chan and I worked really hard at this party! We could have stayed a little longer! This after all was your first surprise birthday party and it was your 18th birthday!" Hinata still had a hard time calling Naruto's dad 'Tou-chan'. Minato insisted it after seeing them in the hospital bed much to the annoyance of Hinata's own father. "Besides, you look so handsome today Naruto-kun!"

It was true. He was wearing some black dress pants with a pale blue dress shirt with thin orange vertical stripes. Instead of spiking his hair, he let his slightly longer hair fall into his eyes making him look sexy enough to stun others. To complete the look was his watch, his usual fox necklace and a new bracelet. It was a silver chain except for a rectangle where it was engraved on "Hinata". Naruto wanted to tattoo himself with her name but Hinata managed to convince to only get this bracelet.

When Hinata first saw Naruto at the beginning of their date, she blushed heavily and couldn't help smiling. That wasn't to say Naruto didn't have a small blush on his on cheeks as well as a slacked jaw.

Hinata did everything the plan said to. She invited him to a fancy restaurant, so that way he would have to wear something nice, for his birthday. There, they spend a romantic candle-lit dinner filled with….ramen.

Afterwards, Hinata asked him to accompany her on a romantic walk, disguising the fact she was taking him to his surprise party. The first hour or two was fun for him, she could tell. Hinata could tell because he mingled with everyone. He joked, laughed, chatted and danced like crazy. But, after the cutting of the cake, Hinata saw him getting bored. Especially now that someone (cough KIBA cough) sneaked in booze and everyone, including the adults, got hammered.

So when she was at the snake table, he grabbed her and dashed out the door before anyone noticed.

"The party was winded down anyways Hina. You and I both know it," he whispered softly into her ear and her stroked her hair and back. He pulled her closer to him as if he couldn't get enough of her.

"You still haven't opened your presents," she retorted back teasingly. Hinata knew exactly how much Naruto loved his presents. That was the part he looked forwarded to the most when they were children. At one point, he chased away the guests so he could find out what he got.

"It doesn't matter. I know what I want isn't in there."

Hinata froze, slightly panicked. "Are you sure?! You haven't even checked, have you?!" Hinata had worked hard at his gift. She had bought him an iPod Touch and filled it will all the music he like, pictures of his friends and him and videos of his favourite animes and movies. She was soo sure that he would love it, hearing him outright dislike it without seeing it, hurt her somewhat.

"I'm sure". He turned a lazy eye and gave her a small smirk. "I do know what I want."

Hinata buried her head into his chest momentarily, to hid her blush. He looked so smoking hot when he smirked lazily at her! "Well, what do you want?" She asked delicately when peering up into his face.

He leaned away slightly to look at her more. "2 things. First I want the women that I love to sing me a song in that sexy little voice that I have never heard!"

It was ridiculous but he was the only one who had not yet heard her sing. Even his father heard her singing. That really pissed Naruto off, especially when his father bragged constantly about the angelic voice. Even Jiraiya-sensei heard it once!

Maybe she's saving the best for last?

Naruto and his inner have been getting along much more. They still have the occasional banter and his inner has saved him from swallowing his tongue in front of someone.

Hinata was a little shocked. But she agreed regardless. Standing up, she walked around to the back of the bench where she leaned on it. She already knew what song she was going to sing and knew that it would require a lot from her.

Quick to follow her, Naruto leaped up and sat on the back of the bench, wrapping his arms around her. He just couldn't help himself. After almost losing her mentally, emotionally and physically, Naruto was frightening of the possibility of losing her.

"You won't laugh?" She asked nervously.

"Never. Even if you screech like a banshee or sing like a butterfly, I will always adore and love you."

With that she nodded and cleared her throat, readying herself.

For all those times you stood by me

For all the truth that you made me see

For all the joy you brought to my life

For all the wrong that you made right

For every dream you made come true

For all the love I found in you

I'll be forever thankful baby

You're the one who held me up

Never let me fall

You're the one who saw me through, through it all

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me.

Her voice was truly like an angel's and she sang with so much emotion, tears were threatening to spring from Naruto's eyes. He tighten his hold and her before burying his head into her hair and softly kissing her neck to show his approval.

You gave me wings and made me fly

You touched my hand I could touch the sky

I lost my faith, you gave it back to me

You said no star was out of reach

You stood by me and I stood tall

I had your lov,e I had it all

I'm grateful for each day you gave mean

Maybe I don't know that much

But I know this much is true

I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me.

You were always there for me

The tender wind that carried me

A light in the dark shining your love into my life

You've been my inspiration

Through the lies you were the truth

My world is a better place because of you

Naruto watched her smile through her singing. Her arms wrapped around his own arms and she leaned confidently into his embrace. She was swaying back and forth to the beat of the song with her eyes softly closed. She threw back her head to reach those high and powerful notes, exposing her slender neck to Naruto's adoring lips.

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me.

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me.

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me.

Hinata finished her singing by turning in her embrace, and tangling her one of her hands in his blond locks before opening her eyes and starring lovingly back into his blue eyes. Naruto's heart constricted in his chest with over whelming emotion. He gently tipped her back before capturing her lips.

Hinata loved Naruto's kisses because they were like a doorway to what he was feeling. His playful, mischievous kisses were given when he was in a happy, teasing mood. He would kiss her delicately or as if she were a glass figurine when he was scared, especially when he was reminded of her stay in the hospital. When his kisses were rough, demanding as if he couldn't get enough of her was when he was crazy in lust, or fearful that she would one day realize that she could do better (which she knew would never happen) and he was trying to memorize everything about her. But, out of all those kisses, her favourite would have to be the one she was receiving right now. It was rare but amazing. It was indescribable but the best way to try to describe was as if he was trying to give her a lifetime amount of love in one kiss. It was filled with the promise of everything a little girl dreams about it. Hinata felt like she was soaring when he kissed her like this.

Pulling away, he rested his forehead on hers, watching her regain her breath and control the blush that was warming her cheeks. His own arm that was surrounding her had pulled her as close as possible to him, while his other hand was digging into his pocket.

"Hina-chan, marry me please."

Her eyes that were resting on the ground, snapped up to his face in shock before falling down to the item in his hands. It was a simple gold band with three stones. It had a larger diamond in the middle with two small lavender tinted stones. There was a small inscription inside which Hinata had to squint to see.

"Best friends madly in love?" She whispered, almost afraid to break the silence that had encased them.

"Yup, because that's what we are," Naruto said. He gulped slightly before continuing. "I know it's early Hinata but I don't mean we have to get married instantly. We can wait until we are ready for it. I'll wait a century. But…I want to know if you would share a life with me and I want others to know that you're my lady. I want you beside in the morning, in the night and the time in between. I-"

"Of course I'll be yours," whispered Hinata, with tears in her eyes. "I don't think I could live without you anyways." She laughed softly.

He gave her another gentle kiss as he slipped the ring on her finger. "Thank you."

She looked up questioningly at him. "For what?"

"For giving me what I wanted most for my birthday. For giving me, you."


So, this is the end! It's been a wild ride and I have enjoyed it immensely.

The song is Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion, when I first heard of it, I thought immediately Hinata and her feelings for Naruto because it fits perfectly for the anime and hopefully this story!

The "best friends madly in love" came from the prologue, after they watched a chick flick about best friends in love; Naruto had turned to Hinata and asked, "when do you think we are going to fall in love?"

I know it was SUPER fluffy, but hey! You waited 2 months, and when I write fluffy, I write FLUFFY! I can't help it!

So, especially now that it is the last chapter PLEASE REVIEW so I can know how I did!

Just to let those who are interested know: You might not be seeing any new multi-chapter stories from me immediately because I am planning to write the whole story before uploading it, so that way, you guys won't have to wait a long time like you did you this story. So, if I am going to write, it will be one-shots for the time being.