Itachi kept his eyes peeled as he sat on the bed, staring at Hinata as she packed a few things as quickly as she could. Her beauty entranced him like no other. Her eyes were like two little moons, except the moon was no challenge for them. He loved the way her body reacted to his touches; everything about her was just perfect to him. Maybe he didn't deserve her, but he just wanted to get her away from all the mistreatment she didn't deserve. He sighed then got up and walked up behind her, wrapping his arms around her waist and nuzzling against her neck.

"I love you." Itachi kissed her on the shoulder.

She looked at him, her eyes were as bright as ever. "I love you too." She smiled at him, and he couldn't help but smile right back.

At that moment, they both stumbled onto the first night they spent together. She was quite different back then, but yet, so was he.


Hina pov.

The members of team 8 had been seperated in hopes that they'd find their 'prey' easier. If they stumbled upon one of them, they were to signal back to the other members using a little choker/walkie talkie device which was only audible to the user who had the headphones on. Also they were not to fight them alone, they had to stalk them in the shadows and wait for back-up, which for Hinata was noo problem at all; she could never take them on alone.

She activated her byakugan to identify the whereabouts of the enemy, when she caught some movement with her kekkai genkai, she stopped dead in her tracks to report in. "I-I've located one of them.." Hinata spoke as low as she could.

"Good job Hinata!" Kiba praised her excitingly. "Where's he at?"

She reactivated her byakugan to locate Kiba's distance from Itachi and her own. "3 hundr-"

"Target located," Shino interrupted her. "Sorry Hinata.. Kurenai sensei, it's the one known as Kisame Hoshigaki."

"Who's closer to who, Hinata?" Kurenai asked.

Hinata sighed. "Kiba is the closest to me, being 300 meters north west of me." She searched for her sensei and Shino. "Shino is 400 meters north east of you sensei. You're the farthest from me." Hinata checked up on her target again; he was still in sight. She deactivated her byakugan, she had to keep her chakra level down, so she wouldn't be identified.

Kurenai cursed her luck. "Hinata, stay put. Kiba, start heading towards her." If Shino had found Kisame, that meant Hinata and Kiba were up against.. She couldn't help but worry.

"One step ahead of you!" Kiba was ready for anything that came his way!

"Shino keep your eyes on the target," Kurenai breathed in deeply. "I'll be there quickly as possible."

"Got it." Was all Shino said.

"Kiba, Hinata..please don't do anything until back-ups arrives; I mean it." Kurenai's voice was stern. "Hinata get as close as you can without getting-"

"Kurenai sensei, I have a really bad feeling about this.." She turned around to check the Akatsuki because she was beginning to get paranoid. She gasped quietly; he was no longer in sight! He had probably sensed her presence and as she traded information, disappeared. "I..I.." Hinata didn't want to tell her sensei, but what else could she do?

She stood up from her hiding spot and faced the direction the Akatsuki member had been walking; she sighed sadly.

"Hinata, you aren't naive like before. You've grown a lot. You may not see your potential, but I do." This was not the time Kurenai sensei should be giving an inspirational speech after Hinata had lost the target; feeling really guilty. "Just get closer to him, nothing more."

Hinata sighed once more. "You want me to get close, ay?" Hinata stopped; she couldn't lie to them, so she decided to inform them about how she had failed. "Kurenai-sensei..I-" She froze.

"Yes Hinata?" Kurenai asked her student.

"How close do you want us to be?"

Ita Pov

He had been aware of his stalker for quite a while now, but he wished to keep them on the edge of her seat. When his stalker became occupied, he decided it was time to see who was after him. In a flash, he hovered above the defenseless Hyuga in a tree, and awaited the perfect moment to show himself.

"You want me to get close, ay?" Her voice cracked. "Kurenai-sensei..I-" She was hesitating, so he stealthily approached her.

He put his right arm on the girls' right shoulder, then rested his head on her left shoulder and asked: "How close do you want us to be?" He felt the girl go tense under his touch. Her heart was beating like it was about to pop out of her chest. "We could get closer than this if you want." He smirked evilly as she slowly turned to look at him, her eyes wide in awe.

"GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM HER!" Kiba's angry voice was the first one heard of the ear piece.

"Itachi Uchiha, what do you want?" Kurenai was sprinting through the darkness, alongside Shino who was furious on the inside.

"Hinata, we're coming.." Despite his anger, Shino kept his cool on the outside.

"I'm gonna take her for a while," Itachi spoke as he put his right arm around her waist now; Hinata felt light-headed. "Let's see how long it takes you to find her. If you find us, I'll return her to you, no harm done."

"Ita-" Kurenai was interrupted.

"WHY SHOULD WE TRUST YOU?!" Kiba's voice thundered through the earpiece; if he got his hands on Itachi, he'd kill him! He was definitely loosing it.

"That's all you can do," And with that, the signal from Hinata's choker/walkie talkie was disconnected from her team.

"What're you-" He knocked her out and flung her over his shoulder and sprinted off into the night.

Normal Pov.

Hinata awoke suddenly, a slight throbbing in her lower back. The room was pitch black. What had happened and where the frick was she anyway?

"You're up.." She remembered the husky voice; everything came back to her in a flash. She wanted to activate her byakugan, but was too afraid to.

She felt movement on her bed, and realized he was now getting on the bed with her. Her heart quickened, her body tensed. What's gonna happen? What's he planning? This man was dangerous, she knew it, everyone knew it. He was capable of almost anything; a man like him..completely unpredictable.

She was going to sit up, but he pushed her back down as he climbed on top of her, and pinned her down. She was breathing as quickly as ever, completely out of fear. Why was he doing this? Her eyes welled up with tears as she stared into his crimson-red, unreadable eyes. With his face just inches from her; she began to sob.

He held her face in his right hand and wiped away her tears with his thumb. "Please..don't cry."

His actions and words sort've relaxed her, although she didn't really know what was going on.

Again, Itachi leaned in closer, as if to plant a kiss on her lips, but instead he said: "You have a lot of potential. I can make you stronger; help you become more confident. Let me help you." With that, he rolled off of her, but still lay next to her. He stared up at the ceiling with his hands behind his head.

She was still shocked by the events that had just occured, his words, his actions, everything about him. He was so peculiar, it intrigued her, kinda, maybe. She turned her head to look at him with dark-adjusted eyes and smiled, what came next surprised her even more, even himself. Itachi Uchiha looked at the smiling girl and instantly his stoic expression changed to a kind smile. Hinata no longer felt fear overcome her, instead she felt kind of relieved to be near him. She turned on her side and got closer to him. She laid her head on his chest to listen to the steady beat of his heartbeat and rested her arm across his stomach. She closed her eyes and breathed in his scent; he smelled..fresh. She smiled yet again. He was confused, but he didn't really mind; she smelled sweet and she was quite...pretty. He took his left hand from under him and wrapped it around the Hyuga. As he did so, she cuddled even more comfortably against him; he actually sort of..blushed, heh.

Why didn't he kill her that night? He wasn't too sure at the time. She made him feel strange and everytime she looked at him, his heart would beat faster than normal. He didn't realize it then, but he later realized that the compassionate behavior between them, how he helped her get stronger and she helped him open up, was more than what he had expected from the start. Something he'd never want to lose. Something that finally made both of them happy; a strong bond that no one at all could possibly break.

Flashback Over.

"Iiitaaaachiii," Hinata was waving her hand in front of his face. He blinked, then stared at her. "Welcome back, silly." She jumped on him, wrapping her arms around his neck. She smiled. "I Love You Itachi."

He gently raised his head, with her face in his hands, and kissed her. "And I Love You." He looked over at the clock which was hanging on the wall in her room. It read 2:57. "Hina, when does everyone get back?"

"Hmm..Around 4:30-ish, I suppose." She sighed.

"What's wrong?" He asked, curious.

"I..I'm gonna miss everyone." She smiled sadly.

"Are you done packing?" Itachi wasn't ignoring her, he had an idea.

"Yeah, why?" She readjusted her legs to be next to the sides of both of his thighs.

"I'll take your bags, you go hang with your friends for the rest of the day." He got up, holding her in his arms. "I'll meet you outside the gates of Konoha..tonight." They were both on their feet. He kissed her. "Have fun..and I'm sorry. You don't have to go if you don't want to. I'll come and try to visit." He was being trying the best he can to be sympathetic, but he really wanted her near him always.

"Last time you said that," She thought back to that day. She looked sad. "..was a loooong time before you finally came back to see me.." Her eyes were watery.

"I..I want you to be happy." Itachi sincerely said. "You can think about it today. Tonight, meet me where I said earlier and you can give me your decision, kay babe?" He kissed her forehead, she half-smiled. "Till then, I'm off." He pulled her by the hand to the window, then opened it. "He looked outside, then looked back at her. "I Love You."

She kissed him roughly, as if she'd never see him again. "I Love You Too."

And with that, he was off. She stared at his retreating form until it was out of sight, then with confused thoughts running through her head, she walked over to the door, ready to visit her friends.

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