Originally Posted by Ironclad
Not really, if you were to say currently in the near past, it would be perhaps ok. What Naruto did back then was seemingly nothing more than childish attempts to score a chick - but not out of genuine affection.
Childish attempts to score a chick? i think you miss all this two chapters ago
the affection you're talking about was and is there. And by looking at these scans i think it was always more than just a crush.