In a way or another (A NaruHina Fanfic) Chapter 7
Sorry for the late update :p Here's the link to my previous chapter for a refresher. Chapter 6
Hinata got surprised at Mira’s words and began to blush so hard. She didn’t expect this is the reason why the princess wanted to talk to her privately. “A-are you sure about that?” Hinata cast a curious look.
Mira smiled and continued. “I know how you really feel. You cannot hide it from me.”
Hinata wondered how the princess knew about her feelings for Naruto and thought if it’s too obvious.
“Hinata, did you confessed to Naruto?” Mira asked.
“N-no…” Hinata turned her head and tried her best not to look at Mira. “I don’t have that courage to say it, besides he likes someone else.” Hinata added.
“No need to worry about it. It’s not important if he likes somebody else, at least you told him how you feel.” Mira said.
“I-I’m not sure..If I can do it.” Hinata replied.
Mira could feel the tense from Hinata from the time they talked about Naruto.
Mira walked forward and hold Hinata’s hand and smiled “Try to think about what I’ve said Hinata, I’m sure it’ll help you.”
“How did you know that I like Naruto?” Hinata anxiously asked Mira.
“I know because we like the same man. I didn’t anticipate I will like him in the end. I guess he got something the other guys don’t have.” The princess smiled sheepishly.
Hinata’s eyes widened, a blank look of terror mixed with overwhelming emotions. “You..like Naruto kun?”
“Yes. So better confess to him before I do. Even if he like someone else who knows, if I did it instead of you, he might like me and won’t go back to Konoha anymore. I’m a princess, if he’ll be my soon to be husband, he won’t have to work as a ninja anymore and can be a leader of my village soon. That’s what he likes right?” Mira smirked as she mocked Hinata.
Hinata just stared at the princess imagining Naruto and the Mira together living peacefully and happily in Caloria. She snapped out of her loathsome thoughts in an instant when Mira called her name.
“Hinata, tell him how you feel, in any way or another. I’m sure you won’t regret it. Trust me.” The princess said.
Naruto, Shikamaru, Neji and Hinata are all set to go back to Konoha. Mira can’t help but to feel gloomy. It was so soon for them to leave her village.
Naruto noticed Mira’s gloomy face and approached the princess and grinned. “Princess Mira, take care of yourself. I’m sure this is not the last time we can see each other”
Hearing Naruto’s words, Mira blushed and smiled. “Yes, I’ll wait until that time comes. Thank you for everything.”
“You are all welcome here. Please visit us when you have time. If we need bodyguards again, Konoha is the first in our list. We hope you’ll be assigned again.” Shun move towards Naruto and the others and bid his farewell.
The four of them finally returned to Konoha after their journey from Caloria.
“Finally, were back!” Naruto look around and noticed the beautiful decorations everywhere for the festival. “Looks like the villagers put a lot of effort into this. I’m sure this will be enjoyable.”
“Naruto, did you forgot something?” Shikamaru stepped ahead and gave a clue what should be done before thinking about the festival.
“Yeah right, let’s go and see granny Tsunade first” Naruto informed his team mates.
At Tsunade’s office:
“Well done. I guess you didn’t encountered any problem while doing your mission and I guess Naruto is a successful team captain” Tsunade smirked while she closely looked at her fine shinobis.
“Of course I’m effective as a leader. One day, I’ll be the hokage and make even better results.” Naruto proudly enlightened his hokage.
“Well, we did have problems at first, however Naruto did his job well as our leader but he's immature and still got a long way to go.” Neji added while he glanced at Naruto.
Naruto made a face as he heard Neji’s negative comments to him.
“Rest for now. I’ll notify you when there is another mission. Enjoy the festival for now, see you later.” Tsunade smiled and ended their discussion.
Naruto and his team mates walked along Konoha Street to go back to their respective houses. As they strolled together, Hinata’s mind dwells on Mira’s advice.
“Are you all going to attend the festival?” Shikamaru asked his comrades.
“I’m not sure; maybe I’ll go if I don’t have anything else to do.” Neji answered. “How about you, Hinata sama?” Neji turned to ask his cousin.
Hinata startled the moment she heard her name being mentioned. “I-I don’t know if I’ll come…” Hinata bends over. She kept on thinking about their conversation and was still hesitant to follow Mira’s counsel.
“Why not Hinata, the festival should be fun. I’ll go!” Naruto beamed and turned at Hinata only to see her look so depressed.
“I better go now. I will see you later if I end up going to the festival.” Shikamaru abruptly interrupted their discussion.
“I’ll be going too. I have to meet Lee and Ten-ten before I went home.” Neji also appended.
Now, Naruto and Hinata were left alone. Hinata gazed at Naruto and blushed. The kunoichi got something in her mind. She breathed heavily before she speak. “N-Naruto kun can I talk to you for a while?”
“Huh?! What is it Hinata?” Naruto asked.
Hinata closed her eyes and sighed heavily. She thought she had been prepared for this but she couldn't speak. Why is it so hard to confess? Hinata caught herself pressing her fingers together. Her mouth was dry and the words stuck in her throat. She could feel the heat rising in her cheeks.
"N-Naruto kun..uhmmm you see" Hinata blushed so hard and looked everywhere except to the guy in her front. "I..I..."
To be continued.
I should be joking when I mentioned in my previous chapter that this will be the final chapter We'll I've decided to add more cheezy parts. Anyways hope you guys enjoyed it.