Disclaimer: I do not own the anime Naruto. Masashi Kishimoto-sama does! :D Go Masashi Kishimoto-sama!
Disclaimer: I do not own the anime Naruto. Masashi Kishimoto-sama does! :D Go Masashi Kishimoto-sama!
The Diary of a Hyuuga
CH 1: Secrets Revealed
Hyuuga Hinata, a shy and quiet girl in Team 8, was writing something in a lilac-colored diary with the sign of Yin Yang on it. She was training at first, but something caused her to take it out. "Hee hee." She turned pink in the cheeks. "Naruto-kun..."
Kiba was above Hinata, sitting on a tree branch, only talking to Shina and Akamaru. "Oi, Shino. Do you think Hinata carries that all day?"
"Kiba, it's none of your business so leave her alone." Shino was sitting on the opposite side of the tree, gathering a few insects. "Besides, I rather not peek into it if I were you..." His head turned to Kiba, who tried hanging upside down to look at her diary. "...because that's when Hinata's the most-" He slightly winced as a reaction to Hinata's slap towards Kiba. "...Fierce."
"Ow!" Kiba fell off the tree, and on the ground.
"Kiba-kun! Why are you trying to look in my journal?!"
"Journal?! That was your journal?! I thought it was a diary!"
"Diary?! Are you crazy?! Why would I carry a diary?!" Hinata was gritting her teeth, fiercely. As Shino was accurate of her reaction, she ran away, fuming. "Baka Kiba!" She was carrying her "Journal" somewhere deep, so she can have some privacy. She ran somwhere deep in the forest, where she knew that she can finally have some privacy to write in her "journal". Again, she started writing in her diary.
There was someone already deep in the forest, and that someone was Uzumaki Naruto, Konoha's #1 Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja. He always trained deep in the forest, to add some pressure to him. "Rasengan!" He aimed it at a tree, pointing towards Hinata. "Sou! Hinata! Watch out!" His rasengan went out of control, causing more than 10 trees to be blown in the air towards Hinata. Hinata froze from terror. She let go of her diary, which fell on the ground, closed. Naruto was able to grab her, and leap on to a tree branch. "Hinata! You alright?"
"H-hai..." She fainted in Naruto's arms, from terror, instead of 'Oh-my-goodness-Naruto's-so-close-to-me'. Naruto laid her down carefully on the tree, and grabbed her diary.
"Huh? What's this?" He picked up the lilac diary, and put it in his back pouch. "Oh well. Maybe I can use it for something." Hinata's name wasn't written on it, unfortunately. He sat near Hinata, examining the book. "Hmm... I wonder what could be inside." He flipped to a random page, and there was already writing. "Tch. Oh well, I guess I can't just throw it away." He started reading it.
2008 April 17
I've been looking for Naruto-kun today, but I couldn't find him. Oh well... I was going to share lunch with him today, since today is the first day we became genins. But I think he was in training or hanging out with his team. I hope I get to talk to him soon. I mean, I've always cared for him... While everyone didn't. I wish I can tell him that. He still tries his best to let everyone acknowledge him, and... I appreciate that. All the others tease and bully him all the time, but I never did. I never laughed at a joke someone made towards him. I never even... tried to stop someone from beating him, physically. Sometimes, I don't feel like I exist to Naruto-kun. Every time I WANT to talk to him, I suddenly get dizzy, and maybe faint. Even if I do talk to him, they always come out as stammers. Someday... I know I'll start existing in his world. Sou, I gotta start building my self-esteem...
"..." Naruto stared at the name, thoughtfully. "Hinata's... diary, huh?" He closed the diary, and put it in his back pouch. Hinata finally woke up. "Oh, hey Hinata! You're finally conscious?"
"H-hai." Hinata was too much in a daze to realize that her diary was missing. "Thanks for saving me. I owe you one." She suddenly realized that it was Naruto, she was talking to. "N-Naruto-kun! G-gomenasai!"
"Uh..." He couldn't think of anything to say. He forgot what he usually said when she says 'gomenasai'. "Kisou! Ever since I read that entry I can't think of anything now!" Naruto was starting to become slightly frustrated. "Eh... It was nothing." Hinata smiled, slightly. "So, do you have any plans? Cause' I'm gonna hit the training grounds."
"A-ano... I-I was wondering if I can train with you."
"Great! I've been looking for someone to train with these whole weeks!" Naruto sprinted away towards the training grounds in Konoha, with Hinata trailing along behind him. "C'mon, Hinata! You're being really slow!"
"G-gomen..." She started catching up to him. She turned red. Naruto raised a brow, but hid his curiousity.
"Alright, we're here!" Naruto grinned. "You ready?"
"H-hai!" Hinata got in a Chinese martial arts position. "I-I'm ready!" Naruto got out a kunai and charged at Hinata. "Byakugan!" She predicted his movements, and dodged the kunai. She hit him in one of his chakra points. Naruto cringed, and fell on the ground. "N-Naruto-kun!" A puff of smoke appeared, where Naruto was lying down on. Naruto springed up from the ground, aiming to punch Hinata. She quickly dodged it, and kicked him. Another puff of smoke appeared, and some ninja stars was thrown to her direction. "Guardian Eight Trigrams: Sixty-Four Palms!" She created a spherical grid of chakra using rapid arm movements and precise chakra control. The ninja stars were reflected back.
"Whoa. You're improving from last time you used that taijutsu! When was it again?" Naruto was caught off guard, and Hinata threw a few ninja stars at him. He was hit with all of them. "Ouch!" 2 stars hit Naruto on the arms, while he was trying to protect himself.
"N-Naruto-kun!" Suddenly, she realized it was only a substitution. She looked around with her Byakugan, still activated, and found him under ground. "Hei-ya!" She punched the ground, and found Naruto stuck. "Eh... Naruto-kun, are you alright?"
"Yeah, I'm alright! I'm just trying to dig myself out." Naruto laughed nervously. "OK, maybe I do need help." Hinata giggled, and used a kunai to take some of the dirt out from Naruto's hole. "Arigatou. Oh look, it's already late... I'll see ya later, Hinata! I'm gonna go eat some ramen!" He sprinted away, excited. "Luckily, I put her diary back in her back pouch while we were training." He grinned again, excited with the ramen. "Ramen! Ramen!"
Hinata took out her diary, and wrote something down. She giggled, and walked back to the Hyuuga's mansion. "Otosan! Neji! I'm home!" She expected her father and Neji to spar again, and she was right. They were sparring, and doing great. Hinata grabbed two cups of tea, and two mochi. "Enjoy..."
Neji noticed the tray of tea and mochi. "Hiashi-sama, may we rest?"
"Hai." They both sat down, enjoying the snack Hinata prepared them. Meanwhile, Hinata was in her room, writing in her diary again.
2008 October 18
I was training today, and I think my taijutsu is improving more better than I thought. It seemed to have became more sharper, and faster than last time I used it! Ugh... Kiba tried looking in my diary again. I slapped him. :D Hee hee.
Oh my god, I need some privacy right now! I'm heading deep in the forest for a minute... I hope no one's there.
I met Naruto-kun today! Well... actually, he used his rasengan, and it went out of control! More than 10 trees were blown towards me. I froze from terror, but Naruto-kun saved me! I owe him one... But then, I asked him if I can train with him. He actually said 'yes'! Oh my goodness, for a second there, I thought he was joking! But he wasn't! I don't know who won when we actually sparred. Maybe it was a tie...
Hinata left a space, in case she wanted to write more. She took off her jacket, since it was becoming really stuffy and headed outside again. Her black shirt and black pants was enough to cool her off for the hot day. "Ja Ne!" She got her slippers on, instead of sandals, and walked around Konoha. Suddenly, her stomach growled. "Oops... I must be hungry. I guess... I can get something to eat at Ichiraku's..." Hinata headed towards the ramen shop, and noticed a familiar figure with orange clothes. "Naruto-kun..." She went in the ramen shop, 3 seats away from Naruto. "One bowl, please."
"Coming right up!" Ayame gave her a bowl of ramen, and smiled. "Enjoy!" Hinata picked up some noodles with her chopstick, and slurped it, silently. No need to be hasty, and noisy. She never even took a glance at Naruto, who was starting to notice that she was there.
"Oh, hey Hinata! What brings you here to Ichiraku?"
"I got hungry... so I came here." She smiled, nervously. She turned pink.
"Do you have a fever? You're all pink again."
"I-iie! I-I'm fine!" Hinata waved her hands, frantically. Naruto got back to his ramen. Ayame giggled.
"You like him, don't you?"
"H-huh?! I-iie, it's nothing like that!" Hinata laughed, nervously. She continued to eat ramen. Once she was done, she payed for the bill, and walked out. Naruto payed for his bill, and chased after her.
"Oi, Hinata! Why were you all pink the whole time?" Naruto looked at her, when she turned red again. "You do have a fever, don't you?"
"Iie..." She blushed even more, when he touched her forehead. She fainted.
"Oi, Hinata!" Naruto caught her, and looked around. He carried her to a hospital, and laid her down in a bed. He contacted Kiba and Shino. "Kiba, Shino, can you do me a favor and visit Hinata in the hospital? I think she has a fever or something." After that, he ran off without a word. Kiba and Shino exchanged face expressions, and changed their direction to the hospital.
"I think she fainted again..." Akamaru hopped in Kiba's jacket, like he always did.
"..." Shino stayed silent, and kept walking. Akamaru started chasing Kiba. "Kiba, stay quiet. You wouldn't want to disturb the quiet environment with Akamaru and your shouts."
"Ah, you're just saying that, because you don't have fun at all." Kiba kept playing with Akamaru, ignoring Shino's comments. Shino pushed his glasses up, and walked faster. Soon enough, they made it to the hospital and met up with Hinata in one of the rooms.
"So, Hinata... Why did you faint this time?"
"H-huh?! W-who told you that?!" Hinata turned pink again.
"Naruto." Shino stood beside Kiba, casually. "Well, we're going to go training. Are you coming?"
"Hai." Hinata got out of bed, and followed Kiba and Shino towards a training ground. "This is..." She remembered the training ground, completely. It was the training ground Naruto and she sparred on.
"Yes, this is the training ground you and Naruto sparred at, am I correct?" Shino glanced at Hinata, who had a shocked expression. "I put a female insect on you. That's why."
"Shino-kun!" Hinata pouted. "You know, how much I hate it when you try spying on me with your insects!" She made an intention to run away, but she didn't. "So what did your insect tell you?"
"Just, Naruto almost killing you with 10 trees blown away with his Rasengan." Shino turned around, asking Kiba to spar with him. "Want to join us?"
"Iie. I'll just train by myself." She got up, and walked to a tree that had a covering on it. Sighing, she got into a martial arts position again. She hit the hard covering wrapped around the tree, as hard as she can. She has been training with those to practice her taijutsu, 'Gentle Fist'. After a while, she took a rest with her hands, now covered with blood stains. "Maybe I'm... doing it... too hard..."
"Hinata-sama." Neji's voice suddenly appeared.
"Oh, Neji. Is there something wrong?"
"Iie, I've been watching you practice your Gentle Fist for a while now, and I want to help. May I?" Neji was staring at the blood stains on the hard covering. "You must practice slowly."
"But I want it to be stronger. I can't even... Oh, never mind." Hinata sighed.
"Are you still upset from our battle back at the preliminary chuunin exams?"
"Iie... I just want to be stronger like Naruto-kun."
"Ah... I see." Neji crossed his arms. "Well then, I'll leave you to your training." He left without a trace, and Hinata sighed once more. She continued to train, until her hands were soaked with blood and aching pain. She muttered, "I need to get strong like... Naruto-kun!" She kept hitting the hard covering with more chakra bit by bit, until it broke. "Hah!" She aimed one more hit with her palms, and the covering only cracked. "Thank... goodness." She looked at her hands, which were finally soaked with blood and aching pain. "Ouch..." She wrapped some bandages around her hands, and rest for a bit. "I guess I should add more to my diary." Hinata panted.
Somewhere far away, Naruto sneezed. "Aa-choo!" He rubbed his nose. "Someone must be talking about me... Probably... Hinata?" Naruto sniffed. "Yep. Definitely her." Shino and Kiba were already watching Hinata, with great amusement.
"Damn... She worked herself really hard to crack that covering..."
"She's improving faster than Neji now. Soon, she'll probably surpass him."
"Nah... She's not the type. She's the type to be in the exact level of strength with Naruto." Akamaru barked in agreement. "That's right, Akamaru. See? Even Akamaru agrees with me." Shino turned around, and walked the opposite direction. "Aw, come on, Shino! I didn't mean to get you mad!"
"You didn't. Hinata needs some alone time."
"Heh, whatever." Kiba walked with Akamaru, beside Shino, who were now headed towards the village. "Oi, Shino. Isn't that Naruto over there?"
"He's heading towards the training ground we just went to." Shino didn't stop to look at Naruto nor Kiba. Kiba just sighed and went on. "You know, I think Naruto's gonna look for Hinata." Shino replied, "You think?"
Hinata was more than just resting. She accidentally fell into sleep. The sunlight shone on her pale, sweaty face. There were a few dried blood stains on her face, but she didn't care anyways. Her head leaned on the tree trunk, while her hands rested on her thighs. Kiba was right. Naruto was looking for her.
"Oi, Hinata! Where are you?" He found bluish-black hair sticking out from a tree. "Hinata?" He sprinted towards the tree, and found Hinata sleeping. "Eh..." He looked at her bandages, which were now soaked with blood. "Oh geez, she must've pushed herself with the training." He carried her towards the hospital one more time, and stayed in the room. Hinata finally came to. "Daijoubou, Hinata?"
"Naruto-kun! Gomenasa- Ouch!" She looked at her left leg and right hand, and they was bandaged. She collapsed on the bed. "W-what happened?"
"Well, I found you sleeping, and you were kind of injured so I carried you here." Naruto squinted, examining Hinata's redness. "You're turning red again..." He touched Hinata's forehead. "Hmm... it looks like you really have a fever. Anyway, I'll be right back. See ya." He left the hospital room, and jogged towards Sakura's home. "Sakura-chan!"
"Hm? Oh, it's you, Naruto. What is it?"
"Well, Hinata's in the hospital again, and I was wondering... Doesn't your okasan own a restaurant here or somethin'?"
"Yeah, but why?"
"I want to give Hinata something to feel better with, that's all. She got a fever."
"Oh... a fever? Well, I guess okasan can bake something. Oh yeah, if you need flowers, go to Ino's shop." Sakura pointed to a shop about 8 blocks away. "You can ask Ino for advice, too."
"Uh..." Naruto was dumbfounded. "Okay. By the way um... Can you ask your okasan if... she can bake muffins and maybe... let me do the icing?"
"Hai. Just make sure you wash your hands, baka." She closed the door, leaving Naruto walking towards the Yamanaka Flower Shop. "Hm... I wonder if he... No way!" She grinned, but had her doubts. "Nah..." She asked Lilac, her mother to bake some muffins.
"Hai. Tell Naruto to be back at... 3 PM."
"Kay." Sakura ran off to tell Naruto, and ran back home. Meanwhile, Hinata was still in bed, sleeping. Naruto was in front of Yamanaka Flower Shop entrance.
"Ino? Ya there?"
"I'm in here, Naruto! Will you just come in already?" Ino was helping some customers pick out some flowers. "I don't have all day, you know!" Ino was running around the whole shop helping customers. Naruto only looked for some flowers. He saw lilies, violets, roses, daffodils, lilacs, and more! He didn't know what to choose. Finally, all the customers were gone, and Ino was able to help Naruto. "Okay, so what do you need help with?"
"Well, since Hinata has a fever, I was gonna give her something to feel better with."
"Hm... It can't be a red rose, since you don't love her. A pink rose might be nice, since it means 'Friendship'."
"Will you hurry up already?"
"Give me some time, will you?!" Ino thought over the whole flower meanings. "Hmm... Oh! How about a Violet?"
"What does that mean?"
"Faithfulness. You do have faith in her right?"
"Well... Not really. But I do care for her."
"Then, buy a pink tulip. It means 'Caring'."
"Okay. How much is it?"
"OK. Here ya go! See ya, Ino!" Naruto grabbed his package of one pink tulip, and made it in time to do the icing at Sakura's home. "Did I make it in time?"
"You sure did, Naruto. Come on in." Lilac welcomed Naruto in with chocolate muffins on a quickly washed his hands, and came back to the kitchen."Which color do you want? Pink, yellow, skyblue, or a lilac color?"
"Can I use the lilac color?"
"Hai." She handed Naruto the squeezing tube full of lilac-color icing, and Naruto started making a shape of a Yin and Yang sign. "Very good, Naruto. You seem to know the Yin and Yang sign clearly."
"Arigatou!" Naruto wrote in the center: Feel Better. "There." Sakura and Lilac gathered around him to take a look. "Nani?"
"Don't you think you should add a heart, too?" Sakura pointed at the big space at the bottom. "Seriously... Or you could draw a star... or somethin'."
"Don't you think the Yin and Yang sign's good enough? Well... Maybe I might try those popping out kind of decorations on em'. Lilac-chan, can you help me with making those pop-out roses in the bottom with pink icing?"
"Hai." Lilac smiled, and pushed up her glasses. Soon enough, she was done, and it looked perfect. "There."
"Itashimashite." Lilac smiled. "So, when are you going to give these to her?" Naruto snapped out of his thoughts. "Well then, you better hurry up, Naruto."
"Hai!" Naruto sprinted towards the hospital, and checked if Hinata was awake. She wasn't... That's a relief. He sneaked in the room, and filled the vase with water. After that, he put the pink tulip in the vase. He put a small box, with enough space for the icing on the cupcake not to get crushed, on top of the desk next to Hinata's head. "Hope she'll enjoy this..." He walked out of the room, and out the hospital to meet Jiraiya for more training. "That pervy sage better have something good to teach me. All I learned was Rasengan and the Kuchiyose no Jutsu!"
"Huh?" Hinata snapped awake, due to the burning pain on her hand. "Where... am I?" She moved her eyes back and forth the room she was in. "Oh yes... Naruto-kun carried me to the hospital..." Suddenly, her eyes widened like someone just pulled her to a hug. "Naruto-kun!" She tried moving, but fell back. "Ow!" Her left leg was starting to hurt with pain. "Maybe I carried that training a little... too far." Hinata relaxed, and moved her eyes towards a vase with a pink tulip in it. There was also a small box next to it. She took it, and opened it. It was a chocolate cupcake with lilac and pink icing.
Feel Better, Hinata.
There was a Yin and Yang sign above with a pop-out pink rose at the bottom. She blushed, heavily. "H-he got this f-for me?" She looked at the pink tulip. She immediately knew what the meaning of it meant. She remembered Ino telling her some meanings of flowers.
"Ohayou, Hinata! What brings you here?"
"Well, I was looking around, but then I decided to come here just to look at the flowers. So much villagers say that your shop is the best to buy flowers!" She smiled, shyly. Ino grinned.
"You want me to tell you a few flower meanings?"
"Hai." Ino remembering over some flower meanings. She opened her mouth to speak, but then she stopped. "What kind of flowers are you curious about?"
"Not much... Just interested. Can you tell me at least 3?"
"Sure. Let's see... The red rose means 'Love'. A daisy means 'Gentleness and innocence'. The pink tulip means 'Caring'." Ino glanced at Hinata, who was blushing red. "Hinata? Are you blushing again? Is it Naruto?" Ino smirked, as Hinata grew redder. "I knew it. Would you like to give him a red rose?"
"I-iie. N-no thanks." Hinata smiled, nervously. "Anyway, Ino-chan, Tsunade-sama called me for a mission. So I'll see you later!"
End of Flashback...
Hinata kept blushing. "He cares for me..." She took a bite of the cupcake, and put it back in the small box. "I bet Lilac-san made this, but Naruto must've did the icing." She giggled. "I guess he can also be artistic." Suddenly, the nurse came in.
"Ah, Hinata. Are you feeling better?"
"Hai. It's just the pain that hurts." Hinata sat up, and smiled. "But despite the pain, I feel fine. But how long do I have to stay here?"
"Probably 2 through 4 days. Naruto says your muscles might be sprained." The nurse smiled back. "But don't worry." She left a clipboard on the desk, and left. Hinata sighed, and laid down on the bed. She closed her eyes for a minute, and opened them again. Kurenai was in front of her. "K-Kurenai-Sensei! G-gomenasai! I forgot to tell you I was injured!" She got up, although the pain hurt.
"Daijoubou, Hinata. Naruto told me you were at the hospital, so no worries." Kurenai put Hinata back in bed. Her red eyes gave the most kindest look to her. "I hope you feel better..." She looked at the clipboard, and left.
"Arigatou..." Hinata laid back down. "Wait... Naruto-kun told yo-" Kurenai was gone. "Oh well... This is so boring. Just staying in here. Maybe that's why Naruto-kun doesn't like going to the hospital." Suddenly, the door flew open in half an hour later, and a yellow-headed boy popped in. Hinata quickly pretended to go to sleep. "I-it's Naruto-kun!" Naruto opened the curtain, and looked at Hinata.
"Huh... I thought I saw Hinata moving." Naruto sat down in a chair next to the bed, and looked at the pink tulip. It still seemed to stand up straight, without showing one bit of withering. The muffin was already eaten. "... Wow." Hinata opened one eye, and got up. "Oh, Hinata. Gomen, did I wake you up?"
"I-iie. I'm f-fine." She got up slowly, making sure not to move her hand and leg so much. "What brings you here, N-Naruto-kun?" Naruto realized he didn't know why he was here. He slightly blushed, scratching at his cheeks. "Something wrong?"
"I-iie! I thought I'd just come here with Kiba and Shino."
"B-but, where are they?"
"... They're comin'. I was the fastest." Naruto ran out the room, and suddenly came back with Kiba and Shino."They're here." He walked towards the window, looking around Konoha. He found Sakura walking with Sasuke. "Heh."
"Kiba-kun, Shino-kun, you came here with Naruto?"
"Yeah. We were gonna train, but Naruto just stopped by to tell us." Akamaru was beside Kiba, wagging his tail. "Arf!" Shino only stayed silent.
"Kiba, Akamaru... There are patients here in this hospital. Keep your voices down."
"S-Shino-kun..." Hinata laughed, nervously. "You don't need to tell that harshly. It's... just their nature." Naruto glanced at Hinata for a second from the window. Hinata glanced back and blushed. Naruto felt that she would have that reaction. "S-so, guys... what brings you here?"
"Again, we were gonna train, but you know... We're a team." Kiba pet Akamaru, and set him down. Akamaru hopped on Hinata's lap, and sat down. "Arf!" Hinata giggled. "Konichiwa, Akamaru." Akamaru barked once more in happiness. Naruto sat down on a chair roughly, causing him fall backwards.
"Kyah! Naruto-kun, daijoubou?!" Hinata didn't move from her bed, but turned her head. Naruto rubbed the back of his head, and shook it to clear the blurriness.
"Huh? Yeah, I'm fine. Happens sometimes." Naruto left the room, and so did Kiba, Shino, and Akamaru. They suddenly disappeared in a puff of smoke. Naruto wiped his forehead. "Phew. I'm glad that worked. Can't believe Hinata fell for my transformation jutsu." He sprinted towards the forest to train some more.
"Sasuke-kun, do you think Naruto might like Hinata?"
"Tsk. Why would he like anyone? And why would a girl even like him?"
"Sasuke-kun, that's mean!" She nudged Sasuke's arm a bit hard, and crossed her arms. "I've seen Hinata a lot of times, and all she did was trying her best to talk to him! But she always blushes and faints..." She poked her forefingers together like how Hinata would do it. Sasuke cocked a brow, but ignored it. She soon got over her forefinger-poking. "Poor Hinata..." Suddenly, Naruto sprinted right in front of Sakura, knocking her down. "Oof!" She was caught by Sasuke.
"Watch it, dobe!" Sasuke yelled after Naruto. "You okay?" Sakura blushed, and Sasuke slightly turned pink.
"H-hai." Sakura got up, and looked around from the direction Naruto came from. "Looks like he just came from the hospital... Oh, it's Hinata." Sakura looked at the window, from the distance she was in, which looked small. Hinata was looking outside, her bandaged hands showing. Sasuke was already walking ahead of her. "Matte, Sasuke-kun!" She caught up with him.
"Alright! Kage Bunshi-!"
"Not so fast, Naruto!" A voice called out of nowhere, and he lost his balance. "W-whoa!" He fell down, and rubbed his head. He looked up to see Tsunade. "Eh? Tsunade obaa-chan? What are you doing here?" Tsunade grit her teeth, and lowered herself down. "Don't you remember what I told uou about training that much?! You can even get yourself killed!" She grew slightly angry. "Why are you even training here, anyways?! This is a restricted area!" Naruto looked around, where there seemed to be dried blood stains everywhere and weapons stuck on trees. Naruto got nervous.
"Uh... I-I can explain!"
"Tsunade-sama!" Shizune's voice sounded in the area. Tsunade wheeled around and calmed down. "What is it, Shizune?" Shizune pointed to the ANBU quarters. "There seems to be an urgent message sent to you, ma'am." Tsunade immediately disappeared. Shizune sighed, and smiled at Naruto. "Daijoubou, Naruto-kun?" Hinata's voice suddenly came out from Shizune.
"W-why are you talking like Hinata?" Shizune smiled, nervously. She replied, "B-because I-I am Hinata. I just... transformed into Shizune." Naruto calmed down. "Hinata? Don't you think Tsunade obaa-chan will notice there's no urgent message at all?"
"Don't worry about that. It really was an urgent message."
"Then why did you try getting Tsunade obaa-chan away from me?" Hinata turned red at the question. "You're turning red again, Hinata. Are you sure you're having a fever irregularly?" She shook her head, frantically. Naruto got confused, but suddenly remembered her diary entry. "Never mind, then."
"A-ano... I... did it because she seemed to go really harsh on you. But still, don't you think this place is... too dangerous?"
"Yeah yeah, I know. I'm getting out." Naruto got up, and walked ahead of Hinata. She watched him walk away, and sighed. She walked far behind him, but he slowed down. "Man, I want to train!" Hinata replied, "B-but Naruto-kun... Tsunade-sama said you might even die." She poked her fingers together, fiddling with them. She blushed. "But at least you try your hardest to become stronger! Y-you're always... determined to train so hard to become stronger and let everyone acknowledge you! T-that's whats more important!" She blushed more. Naruto grinned.
"Hinata, you're always sticking up for me, aren't you?" Hinata turned red. "Arigatou, Hinata. But still, you're like the only person that's like that. I kinda like people like you." They reached Naruto's house, and he invited Hinata in.
"N-no thanks, Naruto-kun. I have to go anyways."
"Oh, okay then. See ya later, then." Naruto closed the door.
Hinata wrote in her diary again after dinner. She filled up the blank space that she left before.
I was going for a little stroll around Konoha this time. But then, I got hungry and the nearest restaurant was the Ichiraku Ramen Shop. I saw Naruto-kun! But he only noticed me after a few minutes later. I didn't really mind, since I usually... go in and out unnoticed by other people. Ayame-san knew I liked Naruto-kun, so I think I blushed. Then, I went to the forest to train. It was a long story, but Naruto-kun carried me to the hospital due to my injuries.
It only took me maybe 1 to 3 hours to heal including with my ointments. But Naruto-kun seemed to leave me 2 presents: A pink tulip and a chocolate muffin.
Okay, I was only going to an area where so many butterflies were fluttering around. It was so pretty... Suddenly, I saw The Fifth Hokage. I got scared that I could've done something wrong, so I hid. When she passed me, I followed her and noticed Naruto-kun was the one in trouble. Then, I remembered Shizune-san told me to tell The Fifth that she had an urgent message. So I transformed into Shizune, and told her. She was... easily distracted, no offense, and took off.
He thanked me for acknowledging him and... complimenting about his daily training. I was so nervous, I couldn't think of anything to say! But I followed him until he reached his home, and I came back home. It was really an awkward, but exciting day! He seemed to notice me more than he used to now...
She closed her diary, and sat under the rooftops. Looking at the stars, she recalled the day when she saved Naruto, Shino, Kiba, and Akamaru from being eaten by a huge insect. It was the exact same type of night. She smiled to herself, proud. "Don't worry, Naruto-kun..." Hinata thought of Naruto. "I'll grow stronger soon... And maybe... I can even be in the same level as you. I'll try my best like you!"
Next chapter: Love at First Sight
"Sou! I'll never be able to be good at this rate! I gotta train harder!" Naruto was trying to strike his kunai and shuriken at the center of the target, pinned to a tree. I watched him train, with great amusement. Suddenly I blushed, opening my eyes wide in shock. "I-I'm... blushing?!" I shook now, and looked back at Naruto. He was gone.
"Hm? Hey." I wheeled around, and found him behind me. I poked my fingers together. "You're... Uzumaki... N-Naruto-kun, right?" He grinned, surprised at how I memorized his full name.
"Yep! It's nice to meet you! Hope we can be great friends!"He extended his hand out to greet me. I took it and we both shook each other's hands. I blushed. He touched my forehead. "Oi, do you have a fever?" I shook my head, frantically.
"I-iie!" I looked back at his ocean-blue eyes. They looked so innocent, but... hurt at the same time. "I-I was wondering if you want to borrow my jacket for a while? You... look very cold."
Naruto was smiling at me. "You sure?" I nodded. "Um... okay, then. Arigatou."
S-so I said a really stupid statement! Of course, he's cold! I took off my jacket and lent it to him. He took it and wore it. "Arigatou. What's your name?"