Author: KunoichiRena PM
Finding himself at school with your former foster family brings forth old, unhealed scars back into play after five years. Coping with feelings is always the hardest thing to do. Sequel to Broken Apart.Rated: Fiction M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Naruto U. & Sasuke U. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,542 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 04-26-09 - Published: 08-13-08 - id: 4471276
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AN: Just…don't flame…I beg of thee…doctors appointments are soaring through my calendar and I honestly can say that I'm drained. –Insert sweat drop- Anyways, I hope you enjoy the sequel I'm creating! It took me a while to think up of something decent, so if it's crap, I hope you understand. This is it, everyone, Breaking Love is here!
Disclaimer- I don't own Naruto nor the game Clue. Not sure about whom does for the game, but Masashi Kishimoto owns Naruto.
Little by little, the fifteen year old boy inched his way towards the new school, shoulders sore from the previous night attack. This time, it was a rat that triggered it. Yes, a rat. The barracks were infested with the vermin as they preyed on whatever source of food there was, and in the case of war, it was most likely decaying human flesh. Apologies were made quickly and many tears were shed, but not from the boy. No, he placed his arms around his father and comforted him, hugging him tightly. It wasn't the boy who needed the father; it was the father who needed the boy. Five years had passed, and it was decided that they would move yet again, wanting to get away from the memories made there and hoping to start fresh without the war trauma. However, that wasn't the case. It happened the previous night with a rolling pin in the kitchen. Sounds like a game of Clue, doesn't it? A chilly wind blew, making the blonde haired boy's teeth chatter. He walked through the gates and stopped, seeing someone on the roof of the school. His heart raced as he though he recognized the figure, but took a second look and shook his head, knowing that it couldn't have been anyone he knew.
He looked up, acknowledging the person calling his name.
"You're new, correct? I'm Principal Sarutobi. Now hurry before class starts, we shouldn't interrupt them while trying to study. Follow me."
"Alright, I'm coming."
Naruto acknowledged, squinting his eyes as he examined the principal, trying to discern how old he was. He was going bald and had wrinkles, but he was walking faster than some people who looked, and probably were, younger than him.
There wasn't any time for him to look around the school with Sarutobi walking as quickly as he was. He had a hard time keeping up but they eventually came to a stop, Naruto looking up at the class number and taking a quick mental note.
"Excuse me, Mr. Hayate, but you have your new student."
"Bring him in. Class, pay attention, this will be your new classmate…"
waited for him to continue, but it looked like his name was the
"Right…okay then…you can sit next to Yamanaka Ino. Ino, would you please raise your hand so he knows who you are?"
A hand rose in the air, Naruto nodding as he looked beside her to see an empty seat and going to it.
"Alright, let's continue our lesson. Ino, could you show our new student the page we are at and can he read from the text?"
She replied, he pulling out his book and she flipped to the right page, pointing to the line that they were at.
"We're studying history, so you should read the book from up until the place we finish today."
Naruto stood up again, beginning to read out loud. Unbeknownst to him, two pairs of eyes were watching him intently from the rows behind, they looking at each other before looking back up to the blue eyed boy.
The bell rung, lunch beginning as the students were now riled up in chatter about the latest gossip and more so about the new kid.
"Just so you get this straight, blondie, I'm not going to show you around school or anything. If the teacher asks if I did, you say yes, got it?"
"Yeah…I wouldn't want you showing me around the school either. I'm not interested in you at all."
Her hands clenched next to her, this time, Naruto looked up to her with hardened eyes.
"I know your kind. Believe me when I say I'm not interested."
With that, Naruto stood up and grabbed his book bag, about to leave when Ino stopped him.
"You…you're the first one not interested in me. But don't worry, soon you will be."
Naruto snorted and resumed leaving the room, looking up to make sure he would remember what room he was in. Everything around him seemed surreal. Everything was new and he already began making new enemies. It was easier that way, he figured. If everyone was your enemy, then you'd be less disappointed when they left your life…it was one of life's harsh lessons he had learned in an early age. If you made a friend and they left you, the void would never be sealed up again.
"Hey, long time no see, Naruto."
Naruto froze, not turning around. Everything he felt shattered at the voice, but still, he couldn't turn around.
"What are you doing here?"
Finally, he summed up the courage as the second voice spoke and turned around. His chest heaved with excitement, but he decided not to show it.
"And you are…?"
"What are you saying? It's me, Sasuke and Gaara…!"
"Doesn't sound familiar."
His heart wrenched in pain. All his senses were telling him to run to them and hug them and cry his eyes out, but instead, he kept his eyes hardened and his features void of any expression.
"What…?! Why you…"
"Sasuke…let's just go…obviously he doesn't care."
Gaara's voice pierced him cold, his hands clenched more tightly around his book case.
He wanted to cry. He wanted to speak with them again and hold them back and tell them everything, but also, not tell them anything at all. Knowing them, they'd try and get him back into foster care, but he knew he couldn't. He couldn't go back, he didn't want his father to go to jail. He knew that he was a kind man and was trying so desperately to change himself, but it was hard. It was like smoking. Once you start and continue doing so for a long time, it's hard to stop. It was the same for Arashi only in a different way. Once he started war, it was hard to not think about war. But he was trying so hard not to make any connections with the war that Naruto knew he was doing the best he could as a human. The attacks had become less frequent since he arrived with his father, but they were still existent nonetheless but Naruto knew they'd be gone in a little while. All he had to do was be strong for him and his father…not hard…right…?
"No! He cares, dammit! Listen to me, Naruto, if you think I've forgiven you for what you've done, you're highly mistaken. I've fulfilled my promise and kept Gaara safe, now you have to promise me to come back!"
Naruto looked at Sasuke's angry positioning of his body and Gaara holding him back by the shoulder and let out a single chuckle, turning his back.
"Sorry…I don't even know who you are…so please leave me alone."
A hurt smile crossed his face as he continued on his way, leaving the two baffled behind him. Gaara's fingers dug into Sasuke's shoulder as the raven haired boy tried to chase after him, looking back to his foster brother shaking his head.
"Obviously he doesn't want to talk to us yet. Give him time."
"Time…? Isn't five years enough time!?"
Gaara didn't reply. He knew that Sasuke needed to figure things out on his own. After all, he was old enough to decide what needed to be done but sometimes needed guidance.
Naruto sat on top of the roof, eating a broken off piece of bread, drinking milk at the same time.
"What a lunch. Aren't you going to be hungry?"
Naruto looked up to see a female with pink hair approach him accompanied by another female, making Naruto drop his bread. It was Hinata. He lowered his head and hid behind raised arms.
He stood up, running past them while hoping he wouldn't be seen by the lavender eyed female.
"H-hey, wait! Ugh, that idiot…honestly, we're the welcoming committee and he doesn't even stick around for that."
"Sakura, it's alright. He's probably just shy. Most of them are."
Hinata chuckled, picking up the remains of the leftover lunch and throwing it in the trash.
"Though I think I recognize him from somewhere…do you know his name?"
"Uh…yeah…I think we were supposed to welcome an 'Uzumaki Naruto' if that makes sense."
"I-I don't think it could."
Hinata spoke, turning on her heel.
"Hey, where are you going!?"
"I-I'm just doing my job! I'm going to find Naruto-kun and welcome him to the school!"
"In that case, wait for me! I want to meet him too!"
She hollered back, sprinting to catch up with Hinata.
"Dammit, they're everywhere…what am I supposed to do…?"
Naruto hid in a tree, covering his eyes with his arm. He didn't know what to do. Everything was happening too fast for him and it was all confusing. Why was his foster family in this school…? Why did Arashi pick this school for him? Did he know or was it purely coincidental? He rubbed his shoulders as he felt tenderness to it and sighed.
"What am I supposed to do…?"
He opened his eyes and looked up, feeling fatigued. He hadn't been sleeping very well at night and it began affecting him. He raised his wrist and set his watch to go off in ten minutes and closed his eyes, feeling everything around him begin to melt into a swirling abyss of unknowing.
The boy ignored the calls of the females and slept the best he had in five years.
AN: There. Honestly, I could use some sleep myself. I haven't been sleeping well, so this sounds divine. You could say I based a little bit of Naruto off myself –wink wink-. Anyways, I have an idea of adding a new character to give Naruto a boost in the story, so I need your opinions! It's going to be female and her name will be Kaikeo Rena if you want her to be in. It would spruce some things up a bit. I would love an answer back! I'm a little hesitant in adding her in, but I'm hoping I can. –Nods- Hope you enjoyed the first chapter!