Perhaps Naruto would have been that way before. Maybe he still was. IT seemed no matter what though, he was going to gamble and see if Hinata really still held an interest in the Chunin-level blonde ninja, one whom had the loftiest of goals....becoming the village's Hokage.
Surely Hinata had to of noticed his changes. Still the goof-off at times, he had grown and matured to be a more level-headed fighter....and more powerful of one at that. He'd grown up as well, and certainly didn't stand out like an annoyance as he used to so much when still in the entry-level stages of the Ninja Academy.
Glancing at the clock on the wall, he yelped out and quickly tugged his headband around his forehead. "AAH! NOO! Hinata's waiting for me!"
"I'm coming Hinata!", he yelled out as he dashed out the door, down the road, making a straight path for Ichiraku, his absolute favorite ramen joint in Kohona Village proper.