Hinata couldn't believe her ears
"So will you?" Naruto asked shuffling his feet, hands in pockets and head hanging low "You don't have to answer straight away" He quickly said hands waving about in her face "Just umm, just as long as your happy, I don't want you feeling pressured or anything" he said looking slowly, his eyes hopeful and blue
Hinata stood there, hands clutched close to her chest and eyes opened wide, her mouth opening and closing like a fish. She realized Naruto was waiting for an answer
"Are you sure you want to go with me?" She asked her voice was wobbly and unsure.
Naruto went into a sudden frenzy "of course I want you to go with me! Why else would I be asking you. I want you to be the one who comes to the festival with me" Naruto suddenly realized he was shouting and recoiled "Of course I do" he said in a gentler tone
"Ok then" Hinata smiled. Naruto's face lit up, he jumped into the air shouting "YES!! YAHOOO!!" after he calmed down a bit he turned to Hinata and said "See you tomorrow at the same time" and ran off at top speed shouting all the way
Hinata was a bit overwhelmed; Naruto had just asked her out to the festival
Her father was training hard with Neji; their movements were fluid and sharp. Hinata sat there watching them in awe and wonder. They had been at it since this morning and Hinata had been watching them the whole time.
"Enough for today" Hinata's father announced
"Yes uncle" Neji replied
Her dad turned to Hinata and said
"Did you want to speak to me Hinata?"
"Yes" Hinata piped "I was wondering, ummm"
"Yes" He encouraged
"I was wondering if I'm allowed to go to the festival with Naruto tonight" Hinata shut her eyes tight, hoping for the best
"Very well" he said calmly
"What?" Hinata opened her eyes
"You may go to the festival with Naruto" he smiled
"THANK YOU FATHE-"He cut Hinata off
"On one condition, Neji is to come with you" Hinata was dismayed, why did Neji have to come?! It was supposed to be just her and Naruto!
"WHY MUST NEJI COME?!" Hinata cried
"You are nearly at the age for marriage and I want to make sure that Naruto is the suitable match for you" he replied straight faced
Hinata blushed, it was bad enough that she told him about it but did he have to go as far as mentioning marriage! Hinata suddenly realized Neji was watching her
"Hinata, your father's right" Neji said "and don't worry, I won't get in the way" He assured with a shrug
Hinata stared pleadingly at her father but he just turned the other way
"What's Naruto going to think?!" Hinata gasped
"SHE SAID YES!!!" Naruto shouted. He had been really nervous, I had liked her for ages but never had really got round to confessing. He practiced a few times before on Sakura but all he got was a punch in the face and a speech on how Sasuke was the only one for her. From those previous experiences Naruto was somewhat put off. But yesterday he had gathered his courage and knocked on her door and asked her out.
"Man! This is like when I mastered the rasengan! No wait" he stopped walking for a moment "It's better!" and began running even faster. He had the whole day planned out. First he would treat Hinata to Ramen then they would go and look at the stalls and he would buy her whatever she wanted. His wallet was bulging with money and he felt confident that everything would go smoothly. He kept running for a while until he reached Hinata's house. Before he knocked on the door he quickly did a check, he was wearing normal cut black jeans and an orange striped shirt with black shoes and he had his bulging frog wallet. Everything was in check. He knocked on the door.
"Coming!" Hinata shouted. Naruto was getting excited, his palms were getting sweaty. Neji slid open the door.
"Hey Neji!" Naruto grinned
"Hey Naruto" He replied with less excitement "Hinata's coming, she's just getting her bag"
Naruto realized Neji was formally dressed as well
"I see you're dressed up for something as well" he said with a sly smile "You off to pick up Ten Ten?"
"No" he replied "I'm coming with you guys"