Title: A Growing Affection Author:Xavon Wrentaile Rating: T Genre:Adventure/Romance Fandom: Naruto Pairing: Naruto/Hinata Wordcount: 707,921 Summary: After a misunderstanding reveals hidden emotions, Naruto and Hinata begin training together, getting to know each other. At the same time Sakura finds herself jealous. Takes place in a tangent after the Elemental Training Arc of the Shippuden timeline. Link I looked for this fic in DLP, but didn't find it. If it has been put up for review before and didn't make it, I'm re-submitting it. If it did and I didn't see it, I must be going blind, sorry. This fic has plenty of things going for it, and plenty flaws as well. It's positively huge, but doesn't drag on a lot. It does have some filler-ish arcs, and some positively bad concepts (vampire demons, summer resorts, school busses etc). One has but to soldier through the first chapter and a couple particular arcs. It also has some cheesy moments and a few cliches, which at the time probably weren't cliches. It began in 07 and was finished just a few months ago. The plot progresses in good pace, there is character development in abundance and it has some particularly impressive concepts and plots. Naruto's development seems believable, and the main antagonist is more than just a 2D movie villain. Considering the fact that the bad moments are massively outnumbered by the good ones, I enjoyed this fic enough to give it a 4/5, maybe even 4.5/5 Go read it and judge for yourselves, if you haven't read it already. It's hard to find a fic this big and near half as good in the Naruto fandom, and I think the DLP Naruto Library badly needs more good fics.