(A/N): Here's another story for Naruto/Hinata lovers from the creative mind of Riyuto-san. Please enjoy, and before anyone tell me, I know that I should be working on Fusion, but I'm severely bored after writing the chapter out. I'll work on it later. Okay? Besides, I've wanted to do this story for a long time. I've had the idea for so long, it was just begging to be written. And I do have the newest chapter done. I just have to add in the reviews and send it off to my beta. It should be out either today or tomorrow.

Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto. I don't even have a dollar to my name. My little sister found my wallet and raided it for all the pennies and nickels she could get her hands on.

The Konoha Dance

Chapter 1: Tsunade's Declaration

In the middle of the afternoon, the Hokage, Tsunade, was giving a speech to the entire village. A sixteen year old Naruto hung in front of the crowd as he listened to Tsunade speak.

"Okay, we are going to be trying something new this year. We will be holding the first ever Konoha Dance." There were murmurs through the crowd. "And anyone wishing to come must bring a date. It is mandatory." More and more talking broke out amongst the villagers. "And, as an added twist, only the girls may ask the guys."

Naruto's jaw dropped. "That's retarded! Why do the girls have to ask the guys?" He yelled. There were murmurs of agreement from the males of the crowd.

"It doesn't matter why. I am Hokage, and what I say goes. The dance will be in one week, so hurry up and get dates before all the good ones are gone. That is all," Tsunade said, turning to walk back to her office, Shizune walking beside her.

"Tsunade-sama, do you mind me asking why the girls have to ask the guys. Does it really matter?" Shizune asked.

Tsunade shrugged. "I've noticed that some of the girls in Konoha like some guys that are dense to that knowledge," Tsunade began.

"You mean, like how Hinata likes Naruto, and how Sakura likes Sasuke?" Shizune asked.

"Yes, but we already know that Sasuke knows Sakura likes him. But if I can get them to either get together or learn to be around each other without fainting, then they will interact better on missions." Tsunade said as they walked down the stairs leading from the roof and down into the hallway.

"But Tsunade-sama, Sasuke-san has only just returned to the village. Are you sure that this dance is a good idea?" Shizune asked.

"Relax Shizune. If you recall, it was Sasuke that killed Orochimaru in the first place."

"Yes, but-" She was cut short by the Hokage as they approached the door to Tsunade's office.

"And, if you will also recall, he was never taken off of the roster of Konoha ninja because of Naruto. So, according to his file, he never left the village. So what's the problem?" Tsunade asked, opening the door.

Shizune lowered her head and silently followed Tsunade through the door. To both of their surprises, Naruto stood waiting for the two of them, his arms folded across his chest. "What's the big idea? What's with the dance rules?" He demanded.

Tsunade sighed and walked over to her desk and took her seat. "Listen Naruto. You've been working hard. You defeated the Akatsuki leader and managed to get Sasuke back, you of all people deserve to have fun."

"How am I supposed to have fun when I can't go to the dance?" Naruto asked.

Shizune gave Naruto a puzzled look. "What's that supposed to mean, Naruto?" She asked.

"No girl in this village even glances at me. It's like I don't exist to them," Naruto explained.

"What are you talking about Naruto? Sure there are girls that look at you," Tsunade reassured.

"Name one. Ever since Sasuke got back, Sakura-Chan's been with him the entire time. I don't like Ino, and I think the feeling is mutual. Tenten is going to ask Neji, and Hinata...she," Naruto began. He couldn't think of anything to say about the Hyuuga heiress.

"What about Hinata?" Tsunade asked.

"Well, she's a Hyuuga. She comes from the most noble clan in the village, so why would she want to date me when she could get any guy she wants?" Naruto asked, but mostly to himself.

Shizune and Tsunade looked sympathetically at Naruto. "Naruto-kun, Hinata already li-" Shizune began.

"Quiet, Shizune." Tsunade interrupted. "Trust me Naruto, there is at least one person in this village that likes you."

Naruto's eyes lit up. "Really? who?" He asked.

"I'm not going to tell you," Tsunade answered with a sinister smirk.

"Why not?" Naruto asked.

"It would ruin the surprise. Trust me, you have one week for this girl to get up the courage to ask you. Your odds are good." The Hokage reassured.

Naruto grinned. "You really mean that?" Naruto asked. "You are absolutely sure that someone likes me?"

Tsunade grinned and nodded. "Positive," She said.

"Cool!" Naruto exclaimed, the fact that someone actually cared for him making him happy. "I'm gonna go now, Oba-chan, Shizune-nee-chan! See ya later!" Naruto called. He ran to the window and leapt out of it, jumping from rooftop to rooftop.

Tsunade chuckled to herself.

"What's so funny, Tsunade-sama?" Shizune asked.

"Oh, nothing Shizune. Can you fetch Hinata for me? I would like to speak with her," Tsunade asked, looking up at her assistant.

"Are you trying to play matchmaker again?" Shizune asked.

"Why not?" Tsunade asked. "They need to be aware of each other's feelings."

"What do you mean feelings?" Shizune asked, not entirely following what Tsunade was saying. "I am fully aware that Hinata is in love with Naruto, but I don't think that Naruto likes her back."

"Oh Shizune, you naive girl. Didn't you hear his voice when he was talking about her? He sounded depressed. I'm not sure what happened on their mission together, but something must have happened. They made a connection, even if it was minimal. Now, please go and get Hinata for me?" Tsunade asked again.

Shizune sighed. "Of course, Tsunade-sama." Shizune bowed to Tsunade and left the room quietly.

Tsunade spun her chair slowly around to look out the window. "God I'm a genius," She exclaimed to herself.

"Y-y-you want m-me to a-as-sk N-N-Naruto-kun t-to the dan-ance?" Hinata stuttered out, her face glowing red. Her entire body was trembling.

Tsunade grinned from behind her desk. "That's right," She said.

"B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b..." Hinata tried to respond, but nothing came out.

"But what? You've been in love with him for years. I'm not forcing you to ask him, but what's the harm?" Tsunade asked.

"B-But what if N-Naruto-kun doesn't w-want to g-go with me?" Hinata asked, thoughts of her crush turning her down bringing a tear to her eye.

Tsunade saw the tears welling up in Hinata's eyes. She got to her feet and walked over to the Hyuuga heiress. Crouching down, she placed a hand on her shoulder and smiled a reassuring smile. "Hinata, why would he turn a sweet girl like you down?" She asked.

"Because he l-loves someone el-lse," Hinata said.

"But Sakura likes Sasuke, not Naruto. You know that," Tsunade said.

"...Y-yes, I know th-hat. B-b-but Naruto-kun st-till likes her," Hinata said.

Tsunade sighed. "Hinata, you are a young and beautiful woman. Naruto is just dense. You need to make him notice you. Do something that will make him want to spend time with you. You have a week, so no need to rush things. And besides, I haven't seen Naruto ask Sakura out in at least 3 months." She said.

"M-maybe you're right," Hinata admitted.

Tsunade grinned. She stood up fully and took her hand off of Hinata's shoulder. "I always am. You're dismissed, Hinata. Good luck," She said, smiling down at the Hyuuga heiress.

"Thank you, Godaime-sama," Hinata said. They both bowed to each other before Hinata left the room.

Shizune re-entered the room a few seconds after Hinata left. She closed the door behind her and approached the Hokage, who had already sat down at her desk once again. "Tsunade-sama, what did you tell Hinata?" She asked.

"Oh, nothing. I just gave her a little confidence boost, that's all." said Tsunade.

"I do hope that those two can get together. They really would make a cute couple," Said Shizune, walking towards the window to take a look at the village.

"So do I, Shizune. So, how are the dance preparations coming?" The Hokage asked.

Shizune turned to the Hokage. "They're going fine. And Gaara has agreed to bring all the Sand shinobi that wish to come."

"That's good. So, we have a week left until the dance. Let us pray that everything turns out the way it's supposed to." Tsunade said, turning once again to look out the window to watch her beautiful village. If Tsunade's plan worked, then there would be a few more couples in her precious village. She turned back around in her seat, and set to work on her paperwork.

Yeah, I know. Not much happened. Just be patient. I'm trying here. If you hated the first chapter, don't review. If you want to put it under alert, review. I swear, all you have to say is that it was nice. And, I'll admit that it was short. But the next couple of chapters will get longer. Not too long, but just long enough. I just didn't know where else to go.

Poll: Who should get together first.

A) Sasuke/Sakura

B) Naruto/Hinata

C) Shikamaru/Temari


I'm a guy, so romance takes time for me. I try my hardest. But the Tennessee Titan's game distracted me today. 20-7, Titans. Go Titans!

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