disclaimer : we do not own Naruto. *both bow* All we own the few issues of Shonen Jump that have been released so far.

A/N : Rin: This here is gonna be.... a tab bit odd. We just came up with the idea, like, a whole 2 minutes ago. Yami jumped at it (literally) and so we decided to write it.

Yami Rin: You see, this fic is a major angst fic (YESSSS!!!! XD!!!) and it WILL be just a little bit on the weird side. Oh, just as a note, we've only read the manga up to the end of the second stage of the Chunin exam and we've only seen up to the start of the second stage of the Chunin (is that spelled right?) exam in the anime. I think....

Rin: Yes, that IS all that we've seen (unfortunately). So, pwease, don't mind it. The thing is, we're gonna change the storyline, (just a little!!) and we wanna know how good we've managed to do that without completely screwing over the beautiful reputation of Naruto. We know about the different characters pretty well, so I don't think we'll do THAT bad of a job. I hope...... ^_^;

Yami Rin: Anyway, ON WITH THE FIC!!!! XDDDDDDDD!!!!!!

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Summary: Naruto is harassed by Gaara one day. Over the course of the following week, the panda-eyed boy doesn't let up, and is scaring Naruto just a little. Naruto goes to Sasuke, for an UNKNOWN (***!!!HINT!!!HINT!!!***) reason.

Things to know: 1) The authoresses are crazy 2) Naruto will be acting like a little girl in this fic (maybe) 3) {blah blah} = author's notes 4) "blah blah" = speech 5) A lot of, /////'s = change of scene, or end of chapters

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WARNING!!!!!!!!!: THIS FIC WILL CONTAIN SHONEN AI IN LATER CHAPTERS!!! FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS, IT'S 'BOY LOVE'!!!!!!! SASUNARU AND ONE SIDED GAARA/NARUTO!!!!!!!!! WILL ALSO CONTAIN KAKAIRU!!!! MAYBE SOME GRAPHIC STUUF, TOO!!!!!!!!

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A/N : Rin: This is gonna be from Naruto's POV.

Yami Rin: Just this chapter though. The whole fic is gonna have a whole lotta switched around POV's. Just so you wonderful readers don't get confused, we'll tell ya who's narrating. M'kay? 'Kay!!

Rin: o.O; Yami, you're starting to sound like me.... and that's scary...

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My Odd New Attempt at Writing a Naruto Fic by rin lockheart and Yami Rin

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Prologue

[Naruto's POV]

Gaara. The freak boy from the Sand Continent. The one with the screwed up eyes, crimson hair, and symbol on his forehead. That's all he was to me. But I think he saw me as a little bit more. Scratch that, he saw me as a lot more.

I actually didn't have a clue he liked me until about three weeks before the started of the Chunin exam. Me, Sasuke, Sakura-chan, and Kakashi-sensei had just returned from our mission with Tazuna and we were all really tired from walking all the way home. Kakashi-sensei said that we should all go home and get some rest, because the following day we would have to prepare to welcome and meet all the other shinobi who were going to be coming to Konoha for the exam.

All four of us headed off in different directions, each too lost in our own thoughts to mutter anymore then a, "Mm," as a goodbye.

Upon parting ways with my teammates, my thought immediately shot to Sasuke. Near the end of the mission, we were once again attacked by Zabuza, but this time he had the supposed "hunter-nin", Haku, to help him out. That stupid girl look-alike had done a jutsu to create a whole bunch of mirrors. At one point in the fight, Haku shot a swarm of needles at me and, me being me, I just stood there like a retard.

I got the shock of my life when Sasuke jumped in front of the shot and saved me. I remember with distinct clarity exactly how he had fallen into my arms, lifelessly, and me asking him over and over why he had done that. He merely smiled up at me before going limp and "dying". I found out, after I had turned all demon-fox for a minute, that Sasuke hadn't really "died" as I first thought he had, he was just kind of.... dead for an hour or two.

After that mission, I never thought of Sasuke the same way again. I started to consider him a friend and then something more. I started to think of him in ways that I shouldn't have been. Every time I was around him I would go all light headed and feel as if I was gonna faint or something. I know, I know, I'm starting to sound like a girl. But hey, so sue me.

But anyway, on the walk home is when the big incident, as I so affectionately (notice the sarcasm on this word) call it, happened. The sky was a deep navy color and I was just idly walking through one of the many back alleys of the town (it was a shortcut home for me), minding my own business, thinking about Sasuke, when I felt this foreign chakra behind me. It was only faint, mind you, because I'm not as good with chakra as, say, Sakura-chan is, but I could feel it none the less.

I swerved around, expecting to see at least some living thing there, but I didn't see anything. I could still feel the chakra of someone else though. That tingling feeling was hard to mix up with something else. But I thought, for the moment anyway, that it was merely caused due to me thinking so much about Sasuke.

I turned back around and was about to continue walking when I came face to face (or face to chin) with Gaara. Of course, I didn't know his name at this point in time, but that's beside the point.

I was forced to look up to be able to look into his eyes properly, as I'm so damned short, and what I saw was endless pools of deep aquamarine. I stood there hypnotized for a minute before I realized just how close he was. If I had wanted to, I could have reached out my arm, even in the slightest, and I would have been able to touch his arm. It really freaked me out.

Jumping back with a yelp, I reached for a kunai. I had just brushed one with my finger tip when he grabbed me by the wrists and flung me against the wall. I had cried out in pain as my back made contact with the brick wall. My eyes opened to slits and then to wide circles as he pinned my arms above my head. He pressed himself against me and breathed hotly into one of my ears. I forget which one, as I was too concerned with what the hell he was doing then to where he was doing it.

His crimson hair obscured my vision as he whispered to me. "We finally meet, Demon-Fox... You have no idea how long I have been awaiting this night....." His tongue then came out of his mouth and licked my ear, curving around the top of it.

My mouth went dry and I felt sick. How the hell did he know I was the Demon- Fox??? And what the HELL did he think he was doing, licking my ear lick that!?!? Using some strength that I suspected came from fear, I wretched one of my wrists free and pushed him off, resulting in him letting go of my other wrist.

"What the hell do you think you're doing?!?" I yelled at him, when I was sure he was at least a good five feet away. "And who in the name of Hokage are you, ya freak??!?!" He seemed unfazed by my outburst. He only smiled at me before replying.

"I am merely fulfilling what was meant to be, amai. And as for who I am.... I am Gaara."

His voice sent chills down my spine, and the good kind that Sasuke caused, but the kind that you get when something scares you that much. And I don't like to be scared. I've been scared all of my life, because I'm hated and loathed. And all because of chance. I didn't have to be the one the Demon- Fox was sealed into. It was just by chance that I was chosen.

Anger coursed through me as I realized what he had called me. "Where do you get off on calling me sweet, you panda-eyed freak?!?!?!!? No one's aloud to call me sweet!!!!!! Bastard!!!!" Again he seemed unfazed.

He took a step towards me and I took two steps back. There was definitely something wrong with that guy, and I wasn't about stick around to find out exactly what it was. So before he could do or say anything else, I turned tail and ran out of the alley, back the way I came, deciding to take the long way home.

I stopped running about fifteen minute later, when I was sure that I wasn't being followed. I slowed my walk to a trot, vaguely trying to catch my breath. I felt a droplet of sweat slid down the side of my face and I wiped it away with the back of my hand. Damn that guy!! Gaara or something... Whatever. I just wanted to get home and sleep. I was basically dead on my feet and running from Gaara or whatever didn't exactly help all that much.

As I walked up the steps to the ninja apartment was living in, I once again felt that faint chakra. Fear coursed through me again, but it vanished just as the chakra did a moment later. Shrugging, I proceeded to walk up the steps and down the sort-of long hallway to where the door to my own small apartment was.

My thoughts kept traveling to Gaara as I walked the length of the hallway. That stupid panda-eyed git!! Grrr... I just couldn't get my mind off him. Him and his weirdo eyebrow-less head.

"What a freak...." I muttered as I turned the key in the lock. Sometimes I wonder why I lock the door, it's not like anyone'll want to break into my house anyway. I have no valuables. And I have no one I'd invite in, either, unless you count Iruka-sensei. Unless they want to trash it. Then that's a totally different story.

When I shut the door again, inside the house, I bolted it and turned. In the utter blackness, I didn't notice the black figure standing just next to the door, directly behind me until it wrapped its lanky arms around my middle and pulled me to it.

I immediately struggled as a first instinct but the figure lifted me off of the floor with great ease. I hate being short...

For a reason I still have to figure out, I was thrown into the air slightly, just out of the arms' grasp, and then caught again when I was facing the figures direction. I looked into the figures eyes and I saw aquamarine eyes. I gasped aloud when I realized that I was, once again, looking into the face of Gaara. He looks as if he'd kill me at any second, and that scares the hell out of me, even though I'm used to it. His eyes are pouring into mine with such intensity that I think he's trying to see inside my head.

He nuzzled his face into my neck and I let out a small squeak. "Why do you run from me, kyuubi..?" he asked, the softness of his voice totally betraying his appearance. This guy is completely throwing me off whack; first, he's all rough and tough, and now he's being all gentle (sort of). It seriously freaked me out! Gaara thought I was what, just going to run into his arms, or something? The guy really is psycho! I am not gay!! Wait a minute, I like Sasuke so.... damnit. I hate it when I correct myself.

I started to squirm again when I felt him place a kiss on the side of my neck. What did he think he was doing?! I haven't a clue as to how, but I managed to wriggle my way out of his vice-like grip on me. Or maybe he just let me go. I have no idea, but when I turned to face him he wasn't there anymore.

"What the hell is this?!?" I asked myself. I trembled (just a smidgen) and ran to the door. I flung it open and ran all the way down the hallway and out of the building. I totally forgot to shut the door, but I didn't really care at the moment. I didn't want to stay at my own apartment tonight, but I also didn't want to be found by Gaara in the middle of a deserted street. That would seriously suck. Yes, that it would.

So I started running to the closest teammates' home; it just happened to be Sasuke's. Couldn't have been Sakura's house. Not that she'd let me in anyway.

A rustle to the left of me made me realize that I'd stopped running and had come to a complete stop. Once again getting a little bit (only a little) freaked out, I continued on to Sasuke's place.

It wasn't really that long of a trip but it seemed like an eternity to me because of the consistent rustling made from the trees above me. I started out in a walk, and that turned into a jog, and then that turned into a run, all the way until I was practically sprinting the rest of the way to Sasuke's. That was really starting to freak me out! Jesus, someone up there didn't like me, I can tell you that.

I ran up the stairs to Uchiha's apartment, tripping a few times in the process, but when I finally made it to the third story I sprinted down the hallway until I came to the door marked, "Uchiha". I could hear someone climbing the stairs behind me, and if I'd been in my right mind, I would have been able to tell that it was probably just the late night janitor, and not Gaara coming to get me. That guy seriously scared the shit out of me!!

Turning to the door, I knocked hard and frantically. I kept glancing back towards the stairwell even as footsteps could be heard from behind the door. When the doorknob finally turned, I flung myself into through the doorway and straight into Sasuke. I knocked us both to the floor and immediately attached myself to his hip, going into gibberish mode.

"Shutthedoor, shutthedoor!!!!!" I blurted out. Somehow, he understood me and reached out and pushed the door shut. I sighed, or I tried to, but it was a bit difficult on account of the fact that I was shaking so damn much.

"Naruto," Sasuke said quietly, "What's the matter? You're trembling..." He gripped my shoulders lightly.

I released him slightly and looked up at him. Was this the same Uchiha Sasuke that, only this morning, was telling me to grow up and quit complaining? It couldn't be.... I stole a glance down at the rest of him and blushed. All he was wearing was a simple pair of baggy, navy pajama pants, so his chest (his fine chest) was just sitting there in front of me, begging to be stared at. But, no, if he caught me staring at his chest, he'd kill me. So I forced myself to look back up to his face. His very, very nice face.....

"Naruto?"

I snapped out of the revere that had caught hold of me and I looked at him in the eyes. The whole reason for coming her had come back to me and I trembled again.

"I-it-was-this-really-weird-lookin'-guy!!!" I gibbered out. "He-cornered-me- in-an-alleyway-and-pushed-me-up-against-a-wall-" Breath. "-and-then-I-ran- back-home,-but-he-was-there-too-so-I-ran-here-and-he-was-chasing-me-all-the- way-here-and--and..." I could feel tears grazing my eyes so I looked down at his knees, which were the only part of him I could stand to look at right then and there. How could I start to cry right in front of him?!? What was I, six?!?!? I shut my eyes and tried to hold back the tears.

I felt two fingers underneath my chin and they pushed my face up so that I was forced to look at Sasuke. He was smiling slightly at me, which caused my heart to skip a beat.

"It's alright now," he cooed softly. If I didn't know any better, I'd say that Sasuke the Ice Bitch had a heart! "You can spend the night here if you want." His gaze questioned me.

I nodded. "A-alright..." I stuttered out. Partly in fear of Gaara and partly in embarrassment.

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A/N : Rin: How was is? Bad? Good? You wanna kill us? Either way, we wanna know! Review, but, if you flame us, PLEASE don't be too mean. Meanies are no fun and are EVIL!!!!!! XD

Yami Rin: And anyway, the flames'll be used to roast Neji over an open fire! *gets a Naruto fox smile* Heh heh heh.... Can ya tell we don't like Neji?

Rin: Anyone who's mean to Hinata will BURN!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! (to get this you would have to have read Naruto manga between Ch.'s 73 and 80. Somewhere around there...)

Hinata: O.O; *leaves*

Yami Rin: And why would you wonderful people flame us, anyways? :3 Cuz I mean, you're all so nice that you wouldn't flame, right? Right?! RIGHT?!??!?! XD

Rin: O.o;

Yami Rin: Gomen.... I need to be alone, now...... *goes off into a dark corner and mopes*

Rin: *blinks* What the hell was THAT all about? *sighs* Damn PMSing Yami..... Anyway, as Yami Rin said before going all bitch-attack, review. It'll make us happy and it'll make us work faster. *^_^* Now, I've got to go get Yami out of that corner so we can write the next chappie....

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PS : Rin: We need a name for this fic!!! If you wanna help us name this fic, say the name you think would work in your review!

Yami Rin: If we pick your suggestion, we'll write you a one-shot Naruto fic!! So please, help us out!!! ^__^