Hinata was getting more frustrated as the doctors were checking up on her. All she wanted to see was Sasuke to see that he is ok. Once the doctors were done she begged them to see Sasuke they nodded and said they try and find him. When the left Hinata snuck out of bed she didn't want Sasuke seeing her in bed. Her knees felt week and she grasped on the pole her IV drip was on. After a couple of minutes she was able to stand up straight that's when she caught her reflection in a mirror, "OH I LOOK HORRIBLE!"

She tried her best to fix herself up but it wasn't working out to well that's when her door flew open and Sasuke ran in. Sasuke saw the empty bed and almost collapsed right there on the stop, "H-Hinata…."

"Sasuke…"

Sasuke turned to his right to see Hinata standing there, "Thank God." Sasuke quickly went up to her wrapping his arms around her.

Hinata wrapped her arms around his neck, "Sasuke…..I'm so sorry."

He didn't let go of her he held her close to his body his head buried in her neck, "Hinata….I don't care about anything that happened before. You're alive that's all that matters. You should be lying down though."

He tried to pull away but Hinata wouldn't let go of him, "No Sasuke I want you here I have so much to tell you."

He grabbed her chin and made her look up at him, "I'm not going anyway."

She put her hands on his face, "You look so tired when was the last time you had a good night sleep?"

"Stop worrying about me I wasn't the one in the hospital now please get back into bed."

"Fine but you have to lay with me."

After days of sitting in the hospital chairs a bed with Hinata sounded like pure heaven. The two got into bed together Sasuke tried to wrap his arms around her but she pulled away. "Sasuke I need to say something to you."

Hinata took a deep breath she didn't know how to say this. She could take a bullet for him but saying these words were making her unable to speak. She didn't think that she was going to be able to say it until she looked down at him. Looking at him gave her the courage to say it she reached over and brushed some hair out of his face. "Sasuke I love you so much. And I have for long time. I can't help it everything you do just makes me so happy. From the littlest things like when you look at me I feel like I'm the only one you see."

She put his arms around her she didn't even try to hide the tears that were falling, "When you kiss me sometimes I forget to breathe and forget what I'm thinking. And when you hold me like this I feel so safe that I don't think anything that could hurt me…..except you."

He shook his head again, "Hinata I would never…"

She put her hand over his mouth, "Sasuke it's scary enough being in love with someone especially when you have no idea how that person feels about you. You never tell me how you feel about anything I just wish you'd talk to me."

She slowly pulled her hand away from his mouth and waited for his reply, "Hinata…..Hinata I'm not the kind of guy who is going to talk about his feelings."

She just sighed and pulled away from him, "This was stupid I shouldn't have said anything."

"No." He reached out for her, "You should never feel like you can't talk to me. I want you too."

She frowned, "But you can't talk to me in the same way."

He hated seeing her upset it always bothered him to see her not smiling, "Ask me something then I promise I will tell you anything."

"Ok…..how did you feel when you got shot?"

"Hinata…."

She was still crying, "You promised."

He let his head fall back on the pillow. If he was going to tell her this he couldn't look at her. "It all happened so fast I didn't realize you jumped in front of me. When I saw you lying there on the floor I….I…." He sat up and covered his face with his hands, "Hinata I went through life thinking that nothing would ever hurt as much as losing my parents. I never wanted to feel like that again……when I saw you lying there I prayed that you weren't shot. After…..After I saw you were shot everything kind of went fast and was like I was watching it from then calling for help, holding your limp hand in the ambulance and sitting there in the waiting room."

Hinata sat there watching Sasuke rock back and forth as he told his story. He continued, "It was like a horrible, horrible dream. And I didn't come back to reality until they told me you might die. The next couple of days were living hell I barely slept, ate, or talked without yelling. The thought of losing you made me just shut down. I never want to grow through that again….I can't lose you."

She didn't know what to say she just reached out and grabbed his arm, "Sasuke…."

He turned his head to look at her, "And you don't think I love you."

She took a deep breath and asked, "You do?"

"Of course I do. I just don't express my feelings as easily as others do."

She had finally stopped crying, "Why did you go crazy and ask me to marry you?"

He felt a bit embarrassed as he remembered how crazy he got, "Yeah…Gaara said you thought I as a bad boyfriend because I work out more than I read. But the reason I proposed was that he said that you didn't think that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you."

"That's why you brought the ring?"

That's when he realized he still had the ring in his pocket; he reached in and pulled the box out. "No I've had this ring since the summer. I was going to give it to you when we went away for the weekend but you know what happened."

She couldn't take her eyes off the box, "You bought me an engagement ring in the summer?"

He opened the box and showed it to her, 'It's not an engagement ring it's a promise ring."

She stared at the silver band with a heart in the middle with a diamond handing from the middle. "It's beautiful."

"Yeah I thought that you would. I know we aren't ready for marriage not for awhile but I wanted you to know that I do want to marry you one day and I love you." That was all it took to make her start crying again. "Hinata don't cry."

"I just never thought you'd actually say those words to me. Do you still want to make that promise to me?"

"Are you saying you want the ring?" She nodded and stuck her hand out." He pulled the ring out of the box. "Oh yeah I forgot I got it engraved."

He placed the ring in the palm of her hand. He quickly looked and the engraving on the inside of the ring, 'I will always love you. Love Sasuke.' She looked up at him with tears in her eyes, "Sasuke."

"I'm not really good at saying it all the time but know you'll always know."

She threw her around his neck and pulled him close to kiss her, "I love, love, love, love you Sasuke so much."

He smirked and put the ring on her left index finger, "I love you too Hinata."

A/N: Wasn't that just precious? Sorry it's taking me so long but I'm trying very hard to get these chapters out I'm not gone. So I hope you all stick with me. Also the next chapter is WILL BE THE LAST CHAPTER OF FRESHMAN YEAR!!! But I'm thinking I really like this series with Senior Year and now Freshman Year so I'm thinking ONE LAST STORY TO MAKE THIS A TRILOGY. But it won't be Sophomore Year. It will be Seven Years in the Future and you'll see how all of your favorite characters grew up and have jobs but just because they are all adults doesn't mean there won't be plenty of drama!!!! Leave me a comment telling me what you thought of this chapter and if you would like me the other story.