Hinata was jumping from tree to tree; her cheeks were flushed and her breath short. She had just escaped from one attack and didn't want to face another, though she was sure it was coming. She landed on a thick branch and leaned on the tree trunk. Hinata looked back the way she had come and breathed a sigh of relief, "I think I lost him."

"Think again," a voice said into her ear.

"Eep!" She turned around, completely surprised, and looked into the red eyes of Uchiha Sasuke. "Y-you cheated!" She half-shrieked and half-squeaked, trying to punch Sasuke in the stomach. He caught her fist and smirked. "Y-you said n-no eye b-based jutsu!" Hinata struggled to free her fist from his iron grasp.

"I forgot," he said as his smirk grew deeper. He released her fist and she lost her balance. It was then that Sasuke went for the kill.

"S-sasuke-san!" She screamed breathlessly. "P-Please stop!" He laughed as he tickled her mercilessly on her sides. It had been all over for Hinata when he found out that she was extremely ticklish.

He smiled smugly at her, "You know what you have to do."

Her eyes widened and she pleaded between hiccoughs of laughter. "S-sasuke-san! P-please d-don't make me do t-that!"

His grin widened and he tickled her with a new ferocity. If she was flushed before, then there was no word to describe her present hue.

Hinata tried to back away from him and lost her footing, falling off the branch. Sasuke reacted instantly, flinging himself after her. He caught her in his arms and flipped the two of them in mid-air so that it was his back that smacked roughly onto the ground. He rolled over and crouched above Hinata, making sure she was okay.

"Sasuke-k-kun,"she said, not quite comprehending what had happened.

He smirked at her and began tickling under her chin. "You know what you have to do, Hinata,"he said smugly, and moved his hand to tickle behind her ear.

"S-sasuke-san!" She wailed. He frowned and leaned so his face was closer to hers.

"I was Sasuke-kun just a moment ago."

Hinata instantly flushed and froze. "Um... I-- uh..."

Sasuke stared at her for several long seconds before smirking and tickling her again. "Do it, Hinata." She shook her head. "If you don't my feelings will be hurt."

She squeaked and wriggled to get free, but he stopped her by tickling her side. Hinata stopped wiggling. "O-k-kay!" She shrieked. "I'll d-do it if y-you p-promise to stop!"

Sasuke smirked as Hinata inched her face towards his. Then she figured it was better to get it over with quickly. She crashed her lips onto his and pulled away as fast as she could. "Are you h-happy now, S-sauske-kun?" She tried to put as much venom into "kun" as she could. It wasn't much.

"Yes, quite." He was smiling that smug smile that Hinata hated.

"Good!" She screamed as she slapped Sasuke. Hard.

Sasuke put a hand to his cheek and smirked as he watched her bound through the trees.