Author's Notes: I sometimes think up amusing little scenes and scenarios involving certain characters. Rather than make individual one shots for them I've decided to go ahead and use this story to post them. So from time to time I may add a chapter to his story.
A fifteen year old Hinata was strolling through the market district of the village. She was wearing a black tank top and black Capri pants beneath her usual light purple and white coat. As she was walking along her thoughts naturally turned to Naruto. He had returned to the village, following his long absence with Jiraiya, a few months ago. When she'd seen him she'd been amazed at how manly and strong he'd become. She'd also been very happy when all the old feelings had come rushing back to her. It seemed absence really did make the heart grow fonder.
But of course the moment he'd spoken to her she'd fainted. I must tell Naruto-kun how I feel! The next time I see him I will tell him! It was a promise she had made to herself a hundred times. She would always gather up her courage to confess her feelings. But then he would look at her with those incredible blue eyes and her courage would just evaporate. But this time for sure! When he comes back from his mission I really will confess! She was imagining how he might react when she heard someone shout out her name.
She turned around to see Sakura running towards her. If Sakura was back in the village then Naruto had to be too. "Sakura-chan, hello how…"
"Come with me right now!" Sakura grabbed her wrist and began dragging her along as she broke into a run. "We have to get to the hospital!"
"The hospital? What, why?" A terrible thought made her stomach turn to ice. "Is… is something wrong with Naruto-kun?"
"I'm afraid so Hinata, he's dying."
Hinata was standing in the hall just outside room 220. The door was open just a crack and Hinata was staring inside. There lying on a hospital bed was Naruto-kun. His chest and both arms were completely covered in bandages. He seemed to be sleeping.
"I… I can't believe it, he… he looks so peaceful." The girl carefully shut the door and turned to Sakura. "You have to be wrong he… he can't be dying he… he just can't." She was struggling to hold in her tears.
"I'm afraid there's no doubt," Sakura said despondently. "He was poisoned by an enemy ninja and the poison is slowly working its way through his system. When it reaches his heart…" She shook her head sadly.
"But Sakura you're a medic nin! And the Hokage is the greatest healer in the whole world! You must be able to do something!" Hinata pleaded with her.
"My sensei is trying to research a cure even now and of course I'll do everything I can to help. But Hinata, I have to tell you things look grim. It would take a miracle to save him at this point." She put both hands on Hinata's shoulders. "It looks like he only has about twenty four hours to live. I came to get you Hinata because I wanted to give you a chance to be with him before it's too late. If there's anything you want to tell him you should do it now."
Hinata slowly gathered herself. "Thank you Sakura-chan, yes there is something I really need to tell him."
"Naruto-kun?" A voice called out gently.
Hinata watched as those beautiful blue eyes slowly opened and that brave smile appeared. "Hey Hinata," he called a bit sleepily. "Did you come to visit me?"
She nodded and struggled to smile. He was being so brave! She couldn't let herself burst into tears in front of him. "Sakura came to get me and so of course I wanted to comfort you."
Still smiling he reached behind his head and scratched. "Ah, so Sakura-chan told you what happened to me huh?"
"Yes, yes she did." She couldn't manage to keep her voice from trembling.
"Yeah, pretty dumb huh?" He laughed a little. "But that's me I guess, always doing stupid things."
"It wasn't stupid Naruto!" Sakura had told her how he'd save an innocent girl by taking the enemy ninja's poisoned attack. Sacrificing himself for a civilian he didn't even know. "What you did was heroic!"
"Heroic?" He sounded confused. He sat up in bed and put a hand on her forehead. "Are you all right Hinata? You don't look so good. Maybe you should see a doctor while you're here."
It was too much. He was slowly dying yet he was actually worried about her. "Oh Naruto-kun!" Forgetting her ingrained shyness and caution she leapt onto him pushing him back down into the bed.
"Hinata! Wha… mmmmph!" His questions were cut off as her mouth was pressed to his.
"I love you!"
"I love you Naruto-kun!" She said loudly and quickly tossed her jacket aside. "I've been in love with you since the academy only I was too shy to ever tell you! But before it's too late I want to show you just how much you mean to me! Here." She grabbed both his hands and pressed them to her breasts.
"Hinata! What are you doing?" Naruto's face turned beet red. Wow! I never realized what an amazing chest Hinata had! And she loves me? She's like a princess and she loves a guy like me? Unable to resist he gave a gentle squeeze and found them unbelievably soft to the touch.
"It's all right Naruto-kun; I love you so I'm happy to have you touching me. Normally I would never be this forward. But since Sakura told me you were dying…"
"WHAT?! I'M DYING?!" Naruto shrieked. "But Sakura said it was just a case of poison ivy!"
"Poison ivy? The enemy ninja attacked you with poison ivy?"
Naruto gave the girl sitting on top of him a blank stare. "What enemy ninja? I'm in here because I wound up taking a nap in the middle of a field of poison ivy."
As Naruto watched he saw Hinata's face turn eight different shades of red. He also watched as she stared at the hands that were still squeezing her breasts.
"Hey Hinata are you all right? Why'd you faint like that? Nurse! Nurse!"
The door to the room closed silently as a certain pink haired girl tried not to laugh. She turned to her companion and held out her hand triumphantly. "O.k. Ino-pig, pay up, I won the bet."
Ino crossed her arms over she chest angrily. "You cheated!"
Sakura laughed. "The bet was that I could get Hinata to confess her feelings to my baka teammate, I never said how I'd do it."
Grumbling Ino finally pulled out a wad of ryu notes and handed them over.