A/N: Here's what you need to know before reading:
1) This is just revamp of this story.
2) Currently, I have no plans to continue it.
"What do you mean you don't have ramen? What kind of restaurant is this?"
"Please calm down, sir. I'm sorry, but we do not serve ramen here at our restaurant. This is a very high-"
"Do you know who I am?" The waiter had a questionable look on his face.
"I am the great Uzumaki Na-" A hand clamped over the loud mouth and his voice was drowned out to muffles. Sitting calmly to the side, Shikamaru had an elbow on the table, supporting his head on one side. Again, the four of them had an audience and they were just there to order lunch. The young waiter left in a haste muttering something about 'mental maniac' under his breath while Naruto was forced into his seat thanks to the Uchiha.
"We have been humiliated enough being seen with you, must you keep acting like a fool?" Neji asked calmly.
"Why are we her?" Naruto cried completely ignoring the insult and earning another hit in the head from Sasuke.
"It was your idea to eat here in the first place," Sasuke told him.
"I thought this place would at least serve some ramen!"
"Only fast food restaurants serve ramen," said Shikamaru lazily. "Let's just order something and head back."
"I have a better idea. I'll go get some drinks and snacks with Shikamaru while Sasuke and Neji order our food!" Naruto grinned.
"I'll make sure I poison it," the Hyuuga shot a look at the blond.
"On second thought, why don't you two go do that and I'll stay here with Sasuke?"
"Good idea. Best one you had in years," Shikamaru agreed, following Neji to the exit. Before the door hit the bell on top of the door, Naruto gave them a mock salute.
Sasuke was reading the menu and wrote the quantity of each serving they wanted. He was obviously trying to ignore the gazes and whispers of the women inside the restaurant. The males who came to accompany their girlfriends were completely zoned out by the attention the females were giving Sasuke. Naruto gave rolled his eyes. The Uchiha was done and sat there to wait for some service. In an instant, a young girl in a short black skirt and a white blouse came up to the table with a wide smile on her face as she eyed Sasuke.
"Hello. Welcome to Pairs Night Bistro, may I take your order?" she said in one breath. Reluctantly, the Uchiha handed the waitress the order form without bothering to look at her. Naruto watched and didn't miss the way the girl accidently brushed her fingers against his. WIth a giggle, she left them to wait for their order.
"I saw the way she was looking at you," the blond said with a clip in his tone. "Shouldn't you enjoy this while you're young?" Sasuke gave him the look. It was the look he gave to any women staring at him. It was the look of annoyance.
To make his point, Naruto mocked what the waitress had said in a high squeaky voice.
'Would you like anything else with that, sir? Oh, put that money away, it's on the house," He imitated the way the girl wave her hand and had her other coving her sickly flirtatious smile. "Why don't I go and make your order. I'll be right back, sir," and he giggled childishly. Sasuke gave him a glare from across the table. The amount of money for the meals (plus tax and a tip) was on the table top. The Uchiha Sasuke never liked the idea of charity.
"Come on, having women practically at your feet. Don't tell me you don't enjoy it."
"No, I don't."
"I can see why," he said dryly as he saw the looks the women in the room were giving to Sasuke. He didn't have to do anything and the whole female population will go and plays 'let's gawk at the hot guy in the corner so that he can get the message and ask us on a date'. Naruto gave a snort. They can dream on. Through the years he had been the Uchiha, the only attention he would give was the women he had to interrogate. Any women will crack when they lay their eyes on Sasuke. Then when it came to the 'I swear I didn't mean do it' pleads, they would find an excuse cling onto him like a monkey on a tree.
Of course, from the two-way mirror, Naruto would laugh his head off as Sasuke tried to fight off the women crying on his shirt. And being the cruel boss he is, Kakashi would leave him in there for longer than necessary, enjoying the look on the Uchiha's face. For future references, the only way Sasuke would go into an interrogation routine was when it would be a male suspect.
"Oh good grief." Naruto rolled his eyes as he saw the girl coming back with their order with more red lipstick on her lips and a skimpier skirt than any other waitress wore.
"Here you are, sir! Thank you for stopping by at Paris Night Bistro. Please come again and have a nice day!" She finished as Sasuke swept pass her with a frown on his face. Naruto held in a chuckle and swiped the cash that laid on the table and followed his partner to the door. "He's gay, you know," he had a big smile on his face and winked as he open the door to make his exit. From outside, he could see the girl with her eyes widen and her mouth agaped. The look on her face was priceless. Naruto let out a laugh and continued his path to Sasuke's car with money jingling in his pocket. If he couldn't have ramen for lunch, he could now have it for dinner, courtesy of the Uchiha.
A white plastic fork pierced into a juicy piece of the medium-rare cooked meat.
"This is good, what do you call this stuff?" Naruto placed the food in his mouth and chewed thoughtfully.
"Veal," the Uchiha answered.
"What the heck is that?"
"Are you trying to poison me, Sasuke?"
"Just eat it."
"What kind of meat is it?"
"Veal is meat."
"It's just a fancy word for 'calf' meat," answered the irritated Nara.
"Oh, why didn't you say so?"
"It could have been snake."
"Not funny, Hyuuga!"
"You know how they look like, right, idiot?"
"That's it! I wasn't going to-"
"Eat your vegetables, Naruto," Sasuke interrupted and pointed at the untouched rainbow carrots and radishes on his plate.
"I'll eat it last!"
"No wonder you're so short."
"My, my, getting excited already?" The silver haired male chuckle as he walked in the room, closing the door behind him. "What are you doing standing on there, Naruto?"
Realizing it was true, the blond got off the long table and sat down to finish his dinner.
"Quite a lunch there."
"Do you want some?" Naruto asked between bites. It was a miracle chunks of meat didn't flying everywhere. Sweat dropping, Kakashi politely declined and took a seat. His carefree face then turned into serious mood. Kakashi was a legend. How else would he be the Head of the Investigation department and the whole station? Though he has a laid back attitude, Kakashi was a natural when it came to solving cases. He had the skill and talent to make it to the top. Going undercover, stake outs, and planning for an investigation, he did it all. He could probably do it in his sleep. His hands were folded as he eye the four of them. Clearing his throat, he began their lecture and reminders.
"I trust you all have gone over the plans," Kakashi stated. "Let me make it clear to you that you all have two missions. One, is to determine which one of the suspects killed Gatoh and the other is to find out when the 'Triad War' is." He held up the number of fingers to show them like they were kindergartners. The three dark-haired males in the room rolled their eyes. "We cannot have any mistakes. None, whatsoever. There is going to be a war in Konoha, and it's our job to stop it before it happens." Kakashi said sternly. Silence filled the room as their boss held his dramatic pause. "Be prepared for anything." Once the silver haired man left, the tension in the room seemed to have thicken. At the very moment, two thoughts are roaming through their minds, the lives of the four young girls and the stake of Konoha. A glass of water and an aspirin, (a very large one), would seem to do a bit of good right now. At least it wasn't a hangover.
"The two areas here are the parking lot for VIPs and other big shots. There are five exits from the bar, the front way, the back way, two at the sides and an underground passage. There are four sections of the bar the each of them are managed by the four beautiful ladies." Kakashi gave a smirk and then went back to his 'meeting' mode. "But the most important room is the back room. In there are all the 'real' customers. Be sure to keep an eye on whoever goes in and out at all times. I trust you all have read your folders. All the information in there should be enough to know your way around the bar and who to mingle with. If you have leads, report back ASAP. Good luck," he finished as he headed out the room.
"Geez, what a drag. I thought we were suppose to have at least some fun while we are on this case."
"A case is a case. We just need to get over with it before it's too late," Shikamaru grumbled.
"Got everything, Dobe?" Sasuke and Naruto were parked a couple of blocks away from the entrance of Red Love.
"You better get everything. We are not going to come back to the station just because of some 'color clash' emergency," Neji said sardonically.
"It's all good," Naruto spoke into his microphone. His hair was messy as always, but he at least it a bit tamed. Wearing an orange jump suit, he looked taller than normal. It took him ahile to get the 'image' he wanted. After lunch, he got to work and tried on the clothes he had purchased after receiving the assignment. The rest were busy devising plans and studying their information about the case in the conference room while Naruto paraded in and out of the attached bathroom asking stupid questions of 'Does this make me look fat?' and 'What do you think?'. Finally, after reaching a never-ending 'fashion show' of orange, orange, and more orange, Naruto gave up and settled on a pair of black slacks with an orange buttoned up.
"Okay, let's review information we have," suggested Shikamaru.
"What's there to look at? We already went through all of it for six straight hours!" Naruto grumbled.
"It's protol call." A loud sigh could be heard through the blond's earpiece. Sasuke didn't have to be a genius to know that Shikamaru was rolling his eyes.
"All right. Let's do a quick recap. It's not like we need it anyway," Naruto murmured.
"The suspects are going to start their shift at ten o' clock tonight. They are going to take the back way. Before we can intercept and gather information, we need to keep an eye on the clientele. The point of this operation is to not alarm the Triad members. Keep your distance and keep out a sharp eye. Remember, don't trust anyone in there," The Nara finished.
Before long it was ten o' clock. Naruto was getting restless waiting in the car. Being paired up with Sasuke was nothing new to him, and in his experience, he had to keep himself entertained. The rubix cube was nowhere near solved, but it didn't matter now. It was time to start their undercover assignment.
"Let's get going." Sasuke turned to face him. "Are you ready?"
"I'm always ready. Besides we already rehearsed the plan before we got here." Naruto set down the puzzle. "I got this!"
"Right," Sasuke said dryly.
"Thanks for you vote of confidence," the blonde retorted. "Does our awesome track record mean anything to you? Let me tell you something-"
"Now is not the time for a motivation speech," said their team leader.
"Need a mute button," Neji cut in.
"Kiss my ass, Hyuuga!" Naruto hissed into his mouth piece.
Naruto flicked the little switch to turn off his microphone hidden on the inside of his collar. The last thing he wanted to hear was Neji's cynical quips. Instead of grumbling about it, the blond followed the Uchiha's lead. Sasuke got out of the car and waited for his partner to do the same. Once the car doors were locked, they both walked over to the entrance. It was now or never.
"What a great turn out tonight. Has anyone hit on you yet, Sasuke?"
"Shut up, Dobe."
"I'll take that as a 'yes'." The Uchiha ignored Naruto's snicker through his earpiece. "Ha. Knew it. Kakashi owes me fifty bucks." They all were in position. Neji and Shikamaru were at the other corners of the bar while Sasuke took the back and Naruto was positioned in the main lounge.
There were a lot of customers tonight and they all sat in the front with girls surrounding them like accessories. Most of them, as far as Sasuke can tell, were the 'big-shots'. All were dressed handsomely in tailored suits and leather jackets. He knew underneath them were guns, switch knives, and other types of weaponry. How typical.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Red Love," Kankuro spoke into the microphone, "The most love you can expect from this city." That comment earned a few empty claps and whistles from the crowd. "Now, to start things off, we have a special show tonight. Performing on the stage are the lovely ladies from Konoha, H.I.T.S.!"
The wine-colored curtains pulled away from the stage and revealed the four primary suspects of the case.
Thank you for reading!