Title: Red

Author: Calendar
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Naruto belongs to its creator and publishing companies.
Spoilers: None
Words: 100
Summary: At night, Naruto dreams in red.


At night, Naruto dreams in red. Dark, rich and viscous red. Sometimes he is drowning in it and no one can hear his screams.

Most of the time, he is laughing and everyone else is screaming. He hears Sakura's shrieks and Sasuke's howls with a clarity he never achieves in his waking hours.

But worst, worst and rarest of all are the quiet dreams. The dreams which take place after the pain and the noise, because all he can see are fields of red and the broken bodies that lie upon them.

In the morning, Naruto never remembers his dreams.