Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto.

A/N: Hi everyone, this is my new story. Well, I was not supposed to write this story until I finish writing on Baby Kakashi, but I can't wait any longer! Anyhow, letting you know that Naruto and other are still same age. Thanks to my beta-reader harukakanata! Anyways, ENJOY!

Italicized sentences-thoughts

Bold-Present

Underline-Flashback

Summary: A simple mission had gone wrong! Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura have turned back time? To when they were four years old? Now Kakashi will have to face the consequences: take care of them while Tsunade looks for a cure.


A Bunch of Childish Preteens

Chapter 1-It can't be!

"Why are you dragging me in such a hurry, Shizune? What's going on? Can you explain to me what's going on?" Kakashi looked at Shizune as she held his arm.

"NO TIME TO EXPLAIN! Tsunade-sama needs to see you right away! Just follow me!" Shizune said worriedly.

"I wonder what's going on. Why is she bothering me at 6pm this evening? Did I do something bad? Oh man, am I gonna to get a punishment for what I did? God…I hope not! That woman might burn my precious book…Please don't it let happen!" Kakashi thought.

-Before Noon—

Team 7 was waiting for Kakashi as usual. Once again, he was late.

"Damn Kakashi-sensei! How dare he make us wait this long! And what makes me even angrier, why does he have to make us wake up this early if he knows he's going to be late! He'd better have a good excuse or else I'll-OUCH!" Naruto got cut short because Sakura smacked his head.

"Naruto, shut up! Nobody wants to hear your annoying complaining! You're not the only one who's upset, you baka! If you don't keep your mouth shut for at least a minute! I'll punch you again." Sakura yelled angrily.

"Ow, Ow, Ow! You don't have to hit me that hard, Sakura-chan." Naruto rubbed his head painfully.

"It's the same old thing. Why do I have to hear them complain every morning? He'd better get here soon, or else…" Sasuke thought, feeling annoyed as he was leaning against the bridge railing.

About an hour passed. There was a poof of smoke, and the silver-haired jounin had finally arrived!

"Ohayo Minna! Gomen, I'm late again because an old lady asked me to carry her groceries and-" Kakashi was cut short when Naruto and Sakura both screamed, pointing at him.

"LIAR!"

"Look, can we get this over with? I don't want to waste my time." Sasuke said coldly.

"All right, today, we're going to do some training since you guys need to get stronger."

"Training! Oh boy! I wonder what kind of training it is. It must be really difficult! Are we going to learn some new jutsu or are we going to do something cool? Tell us already, Kakashi-sensei! I wanna know already!" Naruto hopped many times.

"Hold your horses, Naruto. I'm going to tell you now. You have to try to steal these bells from me." Kakashi told them as he placed his bag on the floor.

"Again? We did that when we first met you!" Naruto pointed at him, glaring.

"I know. That's why we're doing it again." He opened his bag.

"Man, I thought you said that we're going to do some training. This is nothing but a waste of time." Naruto crossed his arms, disappointedly.

"Oh, we are going to train. You three are going to get stronger any time soon."

"How?" Sakura raised her eyebrow.

"Simple. Here, wear these on your ankles, wrist, and vest." Kakashi took something out from his bag. He passed them to his students.

"Huh? Why?" Naruto held them.

"Just do it."

They did what he said. Once they wore it, Naruto fell to the ground, "What the heck? Why are they so heavy?"

Sakura also fell down and Sasuke tried to keep himself still, "That's the main point. These will help you strengthen your body during your training. They have metal weights inside."

"No wonder…" Sasuke mumbled, "But this will help me get stronger too."

"All right, let's get started. Oh, and one more thing."

Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke looked at him, "If you don't get the bells before 5pm, you won't have any meals to eat."

"Nani!" They shouted in shock.

"You can't be serious!" Naruto yelled.

"I'm serious."

"Then what happens if we do get the bells, Sensei?" Sakura asked her sensei.

Kakashi rubbed his chin with his hand and then said, "If you win, I'll take you three out to dinner. It'll be my treat."

"Really! You're not going to back out on your word?" Naruto was making sure.

"Of course, a ninja never backs out his words."

"All right! Let's do this!" Naruto stood up.

"Hn." Sasuke nodded in agreement.

Inner Sakura: "Damn straight, I'm not going to lose that easily!"

"This will be interesting…" Kakashi thought, took out his usual book and began to read. "Same rule as always. Ready…Start!"

5pm passed…

"Time's up! It's 5pm. So, that means no food. You guys have lost. I'm very disappointed in you three. I guess you don't have enough strength to get it. Well, anyways, you can take off those weights." Kakashi didn't bother to look at his students since his eyes were focused on his book.

Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura took off the weights and they slumped onto the soft grass, breathing heavily.

"I can't believe we couldn't get those bells again…" Sakura closed her eyes and was feeling tired.

"I know…But this isn't fair! He wasn't wearing the weights like we were. That's why it was hard for us to get those bells from him." Naruto was wiping sweat from his forehead.

Sasuke didn't bother to say anything because he didn't care. As long as he did some training instead of doing some lame mission. All he wanted was to get stronger, that's all that mattered to him.

A tall ANBU man appeared behind Kakashi. He was wearing dark blue fitting clothes, pants, high boots, and his face was covered by a white mask that resembled a bird. He also wore white armor and his guards over his forearms. He had a sword at the back, strapped over his right shoulder.

"Kakashi-san, I have a message from Hokage-sama." He said.

"What is the message from the Hokage?" Kakashi asked, closing his book.

"Hai, the 5th Hokage would like you to pick your files and she wants you to complete them by tomorrow noon."

Kakashi was scratching his silver hair, "Alright, tell her that I'll come by her office later."

"Hai!" The man bowed and disappeared.

Kakashi thought, "Oh man, why does it have to be now? I have something else to do too…What am I going to do now? I can't send someone else to pick them up for me-Wait…These three can pick them up for me. Hehe, lucky me!"

"Oy you guys, I have little mission for you." Kakashi called them.

Team 7 stood up and walked towards him. They waited for the silver haired man to talk.

"I want you three to go to the Hokage's office to pick up some files and bring them to my apartment, understood?" Kakashi explained.

"Okay!" Naruto shouted.

"Hai." Sakura said.

"Hn." Sasuke grunted and gave him a nod.

"That'll be all for today. You guys are dismissed."

"All right, let's go get something to eat first and then go to the office." Naruto raised his hands up in the air, walking.

They nodded in agreement since they were also hungry. They were following the blonde boy behind, but Kakashi stopped them.

"Wait, I didn't say that you can eat."

"Nani! Are you telling us that we still can't eat anything?" Naruto asked.

"That's right; you guys can't eat anything for the whole evening until the next day." Kakashi smiled evilly.

"Demo…Demo…That isn't fair!" Sakura and Naruto said together.

"Life is always unfair. Nobody said life is supposed to be fair. You guys couldn't get a single bell from me, so there. You'd better not eat anything because I'll be watching you three. If I find that you guys ate, I'll give you a punishment that will be unforgettable." Kakashi smirked.

"Ha! Like what? What are you going to do, spank me? Because that'll be so lame!" Naruto grinned.

Kakashi pretended to think, "Not really. Maybe I'll tie you on the log, let you stay there for the whole week without eating ramen."

Naruto's eyes widened, "You wouldn't dare…"

"Oh…How do you know that I wouldn't?"

"…" Naruto deadpanned, and thought it over.

Kakashi wouldn't do something like that…or maybe he would. Of course, Naruto would die if he doesn't eat ramen for the whole week. So, Naruto didn't say anything back.

"That's what I thought. So, you'd better not eat anything, understood?"

They said, "Hai…"

"Sensei, where are you going?" Sakura asked, curiously.

"Me? Well…I…I have to go…uh… to an important meeting! Yeah, so I'll see you three at my apartment! Ja!" Kakashi disappeared.

"I bet that he went to buy another new sickening Icha Icha Paradise book." Naruto put his hands behind his head.

"Yeah, I think so too. Anyways, let's go!" Sakura shouted.

-Meanwhile—

"Tsunade-sama, Kakashi-kun is here!" Shizune shouted.

"About time, you're here! I've been waiting for more than 20 minutes!" Tsunade glared at them as she tapped her foot.

"Gomen nasai, what is it that you want to talk to me about?" Kakashi tried to smile.

"I'll explain everything to you when we get to my office. Come with me! I have something to show you!" Tsunade ordered him to follow her.

Kakashi was confused, but followed her, "She has something to show me? I wonder what it is."

-5:20pm—

"Tsunade-sama, what is that potion? I'd never seen a potion that colorful." Shizune asked curiously.

"I'm not entirely sure of the effects of the potion since I just barely finished making it. So, I have to test it later. Anyways, I need a warm hot spring bath since I'm sweating. Would you like to join me, Shizune?" Tsunade wiped her forehead with her hand.

"Sure, I would like to come, but…what about Kakashi-kun's files? He might be here in any second to pick them up." Shizune pointed to the files on her desk.

"Don't worry! We'll be done before he gets here. Beside, it's not like he's always here on time right? He won't be here for at least another hour."

Shizune thought it over, "Yeah, you're right. Then let's go take a bath!" she clapped her hands.

"Yosh, let's go!" Tsunade raised her hand. They walked out from her office.

15 minutes past…

"OY OLD HAG! ARE YOU IN THERE! Answer me!" Naruto pummeled at the door.

"Naruto! Stop calling her that name! That's very rude of you to call her that!" Sakura yelled angrily.

Sasuke opened the door, "Hn. Seems like she's not here."

"Where could she have gone?" Sakura wondered.

"Who knows! I guess we have to wait until that old hag com- Hey! Look!" Naruto pointed.

All three stared a glass on the desk. They walked over to it.

"What is that? It looks weird." Sasuke raised one eyebrow.

"It smells like fruit punch! It looks like juice, too. Anyways let's drink it!" Naruto held the glass.

"Naruto, what are you talking about! We can't drink it! Don't you remember what Kakashi-sensei told us!" Sakura said.

"But he didn't say that we can't drink, did he?" Naruto stared at Sakura pleadingly.

Sakura thought for a minute, "That's true, but still, I have a bad feeling about this. Are you sure it's fruit punch?"

"Aw, come on Sakura-chan, just a little drink won't hurt. Beside, he won't find out if we keep it a secret from him. Come on, what do you say?"

"Well…I am feeling thirsty…"

"That's the spirit! Let's all share it." Naruto grabbed two cups right next to the book. He poured half of the juice into the cups. Naruto passed one to Sakura and the other for Sasuke.

"I don't want it." Sasuke shoved his hands inside his pocket.

"Why not?" They both asked.

"Because I'm not thirsty." Sasuke answered.

"Ha! I bet you're scared to drink this stuff because you might think its poison, huh? I bet you're a chicken!" Naruto laughed.

"Who said I'm scared? And I'm not-"

"BOCK, BOCK, BOCK!" Naruto did a chicken dance which obviously made Sasuke angry.

"Damn you! I'll show you, dobe! Give me that! " Sasuke grabbed the glass quickly from Naruto's hand.

Naruto chuckled, "Sucker!"

They all stared at their drinks, "Well, cheer!"

They drank it. They dropped the glasses and they felt weird. Something was happening to their bodies and it felt like their bodies started to…

-Tsunade and Shizune—

"Ahh, that felt great!" Tsunade had her towel around her neck.

"I agree. I wish we could stay there a little longer." Shizune smiled, wiping her hair with her towel.

"I know, but I have to get back to work. Maybe we should do this again sometime."

"Sure, why not? That'll be fun."

Tsunade pushed the door open, "Great, now time to get back to wor-" She froze.

"Tsunade-sama, what's wrong?" Shizune walked in and saw Tsunade's expression. She looked at what she was staring at, her jaw dropped.

"Shizune…Go get Kakashi NOW!" Tsunade ordered.

"Hai!" Shizune left at once.

-Kakashi—

Kakashi came out from the store, "It's finally here! I can't believe the Icha Icha Paradise Volume 5 book is here at last! Good thing I got here early or I'll be waiting in line for a long time." He hugged the book tightly.

"Kakashi-kun!" Kakashi heard his name being called; he turned around and saw Shizune running towards him.

"Good evening Shizune, what's up?"

Shizune breathed heavily, "Come with me right now! It's an emergency!"

"Nani? What kind of emergency?" Kakashi asked.

"Just come!" Shizune dragged Kakashi's arm.

-Office—

"Okay, now can you tell me what's going on?" Kakashi looked at Tsunade's serious face.

Tsunade took a deep breath and slowly said, "Something serious happened to your students."

"My students? You mean Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura?"

She nodded. "Did something happen to them? Are they all right?" Kakashi was getting worried.

"Well…Open the door and see for yourself."

Kakashi looked at the door, wondering why Tsunade won't tell him if it really was serious. He slowly opened the door. He stepped in, and his eyes widened.

"IT CAN'T BE… Don't tell me that...that…" Kakashi slowly pointed.

TBC


I have some good ideas for the other chapters. Hope you like it and please RR!

-Saki-Kun