Title: Ten Defining Moments

Author: Shawny Wong

Pairing: Naruto/Hinata

Theme: #10 #10

Disclaimer: The characters of Naruto belong to Kishimoto Masashi. This story is written without permission, for fan purposes only. Do not reproduce without permission.


It took 10 minutes for Hinata to seduce Naruto.


Hinata had been released from the hospital ten days ago. While she was still on the inactive ninja list, she was almost fully recovered. Next week, she would go back for a routine medical exam to see if she could return to active duty. For now, she was just enjoying her time off and spending every waking moment with Naruto.

Naruto-kun loves me!

It had been weeks since his first inadvertent confession, but the knowledge still made her want to sing and dance. Just knowing that he loved her gave her confidence a huge boost. For once, she was more confident than Naruto. She frowned. Since that day at the hospital, Naruto had told her he loved her at least half a dozen times. But each time he did, she could see the fear of abandonment lurking in his eyes. He still thought she might find his love worthless and throw it back in his face… like that horrid woman from his childhood. If that lady hadn't already passed away from old age, Hinata would have cheerfully set her on fire.

I promised to never leave him. But it's not enough. How can I make him believe me?

A startling idea took root in her mind and refused to go away. Hinata blushed.

I know it would work – but could I actually do it? She found herself pressing her fingers together and forced herself to stop. Naruto-kun loves me! I can do this! I know I can!

Hinata needed to hurry. If this was going to work, she needed to pick up a few things.


"Why don't you sit down and relax, Hinata-chan? I can clean up in the kitchen," Naruto offered. They had just finished eating dinner at Naruto's apartment. "I'll walk you home when I'm finished, okay?"

"Are you sure, Naruto-kun? I can help."

"No. It's only fair, right? You did all the cooking. So I'll clean up." Naruto pulled her in for a sweet kiss. "I love you, Hinata-chan."

Hinata could feel him tense up – as if bracing himself for an unpleasant impact – when he said those words. It made her sad. Hopefully, he would believe her after tonight.

"I love you, too."

Naruto sighed in relief and let himself relax. She still loved him!

"Yeah. Okay," he grinned. "I better get to work or we'll never get you home!"

Naruto hummed happily as he did the dishes and wiped down the table and countertops. When he was finished, he went looking for his girlfriend. She wasn't in the living room like he expected. This wasn't the first time they'd had dinner at his apartment. Usually after dinner, she would read one of his training scrolls in the living room while she waited for him to finish. He frowned, puzzled.

"Hinata-chan?"

"I'm in the bedroom."

Naruto made his way to the bedroom. Why was she in there?

"I'm finished in the kitchen, so we can go now. Were you looking for something in here, Hinata-chan?!"

Her name came out as a strangled squawk as he finally saw what his extremely hot girlfriend was wearing. Hinata was wearing a sheer purple chemise with black lace trim and ribbon straps. The gown was so short that it barely covered her hips – accentuating her amazing legs – and it was so sheer – he could see what she wasn't wearing… underneath. His higher thought processes ground to a screeching halt and he could only stare… and stare… until he finally understood exactly what he was staring at. He spun around so quickly he almost smacked himself on the doorframe.

Just because he wasn't looking at her anymore didn't make him forget what he had just seen. Naruto could feel the blood rushing to his face… and lower – making him extremely uncomfortable.

Hinata almost giggled. He wanted her! That had been one of her fears: that even though he loved her, he might not find her attractive. But there was no mistaking the desire she saw in his eyes just now.

"Naruto-kun. Is something wrong?" she asked almost innocently. She was blushing madly herself, though Naruto with his back to her couldn't see it.

"N-n-no!" Naruto nearly jumped out of his skin when he felt her slip her arms around his waist. "What are you doing?!"

"Seducing you."

"What?!"

"Naruto-kun, I love you – and I want you. Is that so wrong?"

Naruto was almost hyperventilating by now. Even he – the number one knucklehead – couldn't mistake her intentions. His body and his heart were shouting at him to take what Hinata was so generously – obviously! – offering. But his head was shouting the exact opposite. He couldn't do this to her! If they went through with this… there would be no taking it back. They were only dating; they hadn't actually done anything irrevocable. She could still back out – though his heart clenched painfully at the thought. He took deep breaths to calm down.

"We shouldn't, Hinata-chan."

"Why not?" She rested her head between his shoulder blades and slipped her hands under his shirt to caress his abs. She could feel him tremble.

"There's no going back after this. There's no taking it back. You don't… You don't have to be stuck with the jinchuuriki. You can still leave – and find someone more worthy."

"I don't want to leave, Naruto-kun. I promised, didn't I?"

"Yes, but…"

"And there is no one else who is more worthy than you."

Naruto didn't say anything; his silence spoke for him.

"I love you. Do you love me?"

"Yes!"

Hinata smiled pleased with his fierce and immediate response. She turned him around to face her – trailing kisses along his neck and jaw. She could feel his breathing become erratic.

"St-stop. Hinata-chan," Naruto protested half-heartedly – but he made no move to push her away.

"Please, Naruto-kun? I want this. I want you." She unbuttoned his shirt – kissing every inch of newly exposed skin as she went – then slipped it off his shoulders. Naruto stood stiffly – unresisting, but not helping either. Hinata took a moment to admire his physique. He was gorgeous.

"Make me yours, Naruto-kun," she whispered as she pulled his head down for a kiss.

Naruto remained unresponsive for a long moment, which almost made Hinata doubt her own desirability. Was she wrong? Did he not find her attractive after all? And then…

He kissed her back. Passionately. Fervently.

… Until all doubt (and every last thought) flew out of her mind.

Their first time was awkward for neither was experienced.

It was also beautiful.

Hinata did not go home that night.


Author's Notes:

Okay. Now I want to blush. (laughs) This is my first, ever, implied sex scene. How did I do?

Before you say that Hinata's behavior is OOC... Yes, I guess she was a little bit OOC. But please remember that she and Naruto have been together for almost a year at this point. She had to get over her fainting some time! They've kissed a lot and probably made out, too. Now that Naruto's admitted he loves her, she's become confident enough to initiate the next step with him.

And before anyone asks… The answer is "No."

No. I'm not going to write a lemon. (blushes) This is my real name. My friends, my cousins, my siblings, and my parents all look in on my Live Journal account every now and then. And eventually, when my kids learn to read, they might look at it, too. Thus, no lemons!

(sighs) I should have picked a nom de plume when I first started writing fanfics all those years ago. Oh well…