She's the One
Hinata stood quietly.
Then without another thought, she followed after him. He seemed a bit...hesitant.
And it made her anxious. It was like, he wanted to say something more to her, but he just didn't.
After entering the village gates, she finally caught up to him.
"Naruto!" She called.
Naruto was taken by surprise when he heard her and abruptly stopped. "...Hinata...?"
Hinata also stopped and stared at him. "...please, tell me..." She muttered.
Naruto just narrowed his eyes.
"If you have something to say, please just tell me. You couldn't have come all the way here, this late at night, just to say that." Hinata pleaded.
Naruto clenched his hands into fists and averted his eyes down. He didn't know it was this nerve-racking to just say those three words.
Seeing how he stayed silent, Hinata slowly felt misunderstood. Maybe she was just giving it too much thought. She didn't want to be so gullible again. 'Please, please, say something.' She thought and stayed quiet, waiting for him to say something.
Hinata glanced up at him sadly and then turned slightly to leave. "...n...nevermind. I just thought that..." She paused. "...I'm gonna go home. Goodnight." She said instead.
Just as she was about to walk away, Naruto quickly grabbed her arm.
Hinata blushed and gazed back slightly.
Naruto took a deep breath. Since she was asking, he knew it was now or never. He should've told her at the training sight, and thank god, she chased after him or else he wouldn't have had this chance. "I..." He hesitated.
"...I...want you back..." He replied quietly.
Hinata's eyes widened. She hadn't expect him to say that.
"Honestly, it's been like hell since you've left me. All I could think about is you, and...and it's irritating seeing you with other guys."
"But...but...you love Sakura, so-,"
"No." He interrupted. "I already confronted her about it. She told me to confess to her and I couldn't do it."
Hinata stared at him, confused. Just what exactly is he trying to say? She was getting her hopes up, but she pushed the excited feelings down, because she didn't want to be hurt again. "You were nervous, Naruto."
Naruto shook his head. "I couldn't do it because I didn't feel anything..."
Hinata stayed quiet, gazing at him with a confused and anxious expression. Was he saying that he...didn't love Sakura? "Are you saying that you don't...love her...?"
This was it. Naruto pulled her closer and leaned close so that their foreheads were almost touching.
Hinata blushed at his sudden move and flinched when he leaned in. Her heart was beating almost uncontrollably now. "N...Naruto..." She lowered her head and tried to move away, but he kept her in place.
"Please, stay." He whispered.
She gazed up at his deep blue eyes and stayed frozen. She saw something that she never thought she'd see. He was looking at her with a sense of longing...it was almost like...he was looking at her with love-filled eyes. Her fingers trembled and she felt like crying.
That look...that look was only towards Sakura. And now, he was giving her that look that she had longed for for her whole life.
Without warning, he leaned in and gave her a featherlight kiss...it made her go weak to her knees.
Naruto nearly smiled when he felt her shyly kiss back.
Everything was so perfect...it felt so right.
When they pulled apart, Hinata fluttered her eyes down nervously. "I...I don't understand..." She was at loss for words.
Naruto also averted his eyes down. This was the first time he had ever felt so embarrassed in front of her. "...I love you..." He muttered, oh so very quietly.
Hinata's eyes widened and she immediately looked up at him. "What?"
He stayed silent for a few seconds before repeating it. "I love you." He said, louder.
She stood frozen, the words processing through her mind. Hinata knew she couldn't hold it in. Before she knew it, tears slowly escaped her eyes and she lowered her head, not wanting him to see. She felt like this was a dream...this was too good to be true. This couldn't be happening. She couldn't even respond back.
Naruto pulled her into a tight embrace. "I love you." He said it more confidently this time.
Hinata grasped his shirt and closed her eyes tightly. She could feel his strong arms hugging her tighter and felt his face snuggling into her hair. He was hugging her like he never wanted to let go. And that kiss...she knew he meant it.
...this was real. Everything was real. Too real.
"I don't deserve you, but I can't imagine being with anyone else but you. I know this confession is a little too late, but please, come back to me."
Hinata stayed quiet for a moment. Then slowly, she pushed him back and wiped away her tears. "...I...I need to think about this. It's all too..." She shook her head. "...it's just, it feels like this isn't real. After so long, after hearing you say that to me, I'm happy and...and it's just too good to be true-,"
"But it is." Naruto interrupted. "I don't want to see you with Kiba or that other guy any more. So please...be my girlfriend again?"
Hinata kept her gaze locked on his. It was like his eyes were practically pleading her. And then she realized, if she didn't take this chance now...she might regret it.
"Hinata?" He called her name cautiously after a few silent moments.
Hinata let out a small sigh and then boldly, she leaned up to give him a quick kiss on the lips. "...then this time...promise me you really don't love Sakura anymore."
Naruto looked at her with his hope-filled eyes and grinned. "I promise. I'll even say I love you right in front of her if you want me to."
Hearing those words, Hinata knew he was serious. And besides...whenever he made a promise, he was bound to keep it. She trusted it.
"Then, I'll be yours." She muttered and smiled shyly back at him.
Naruto once again hugged her tightly in his arms. This time, he swore he wasn't going to let her go again. No matter what it took to prove it to her, he was going to love no one else but her. It was going to take a while to sort out everything that happened between them, but Naruto knew that they were going to be alright now.
She was definitely the one for him.
Thank you guys so much for reading, even though this story's ending is kinda lacking.
I'm sorry for the long waits and the disappointments and I'm really thankful for those of you who followed through the whole time.
Love you guys3