lilvtshadow: right now the others are gone. this chapter has a song in it so be prepared!

I don't own Naruto or its characters


Chapter 14-Betrayal of a Friend

Naruto was walking down the lane when he felt two chakra signatures. Instantly, Naruto dispersed into thin air. "Sasuke-kun! Please wait!" yelled a familiar voice. 'Sakura…' Naruto thought. Then the first figure stopped and said, "Stop concerning yourself with me." Then appeared Sakura crying.

The blond shinobi closed his eyes since he remembered the same thing he said to his former teammates. Kyuubi watched his kit with a worried look in his eyes. As Sasuke and Sakura talked Naruto watched them.

"Kit…are you going to let the Uchiha go? Like how Gen let you go?" asked Kyuubi.

Naruto covered his ears.

He didn't want to hear this especially from Kyuubi. Then he opened his eyes to see Sasuke knock out Sakura. 'He's going to become like me…I think I'm going to let him go…' thought Naruto. "NANI! Nande Naruto?" asked Kyuubi shocked. "I'll see how strong he'll become within 3 years. Until then…I'll bring him back." whispered Naruto.

Sasuke saw four ninjas on a hill waiting for him. "I sense another chakra…is it the 'Black Fox'?" asked the girl. The man beside her chuckled and replied, "If it is…then we should be attacked by now. He might be letting the Uchiha boy go…"

The girl scoffed. Naruto was right there on the side watching the whole scene.

"Once everyone found out what you did…you'll die." stated Kyuubi.

Naruto ignored him. Tears were sliding down his face even though Naruto didn't notice it. Then the five left. The blond shinobi sighed and disappeared into the air again.


Next morning, Naruto appeared in the Hokage's office. One of Naruto's subordinates came to him this morning telling him that Tsunade had summoned him and Shikamaru for a brief mission.

"Nani Tsunade-sama?" asked Shikamaru lazily. Tsunade's eyes started to twitch. "It's about Uchiha Sasuke's departure isn't it?" asked Naruto in the corner. Both eyes looked at him.

Tsunade replied, "Correct. You must make a team and bring him back."

Naruto, who had his eyes closed, opened one of them and glanced at Tsunade.

Sakura was right outside of the tower and saw Naruto come here. She had been worried about the raven hair avenger and of course, Naruto. Naruto and Shikamaru nodded and disappeared. 'Really Naruto…You are our most favorite candidate to become an ANBU.' Naruto appeared at a balcony to see Neji and Lee.

"What is it Naruto?" asked the Hyuuga genius. Naruto replied, "A new mission to rescue Uchiha Sasuke." Lee's eyes almost bulged out and looked at the blond shinobi. Naruto nodded.

"Since Lee is still healing I think it's better for you to come Neji." stated Naruto.

Neji and Lee both nodded. Neji brought Lee downstairs and disappeared along with Naruto.

"You're going to let Naruto-kun and the others to rescue Sasuke-kun?" asked a certain pink haired Kunoichi. Tsunade nodded. Tsunade replied, "I think Naruto is the only one who can bring the Uchiha back. Let me tell you something Sakura. Naruto is already been announced to become Hokage…but not now…he is actually to become an ANBU captain in the mere age of 12."

Sakura's eyes widen. "How can that be?" "He is one of the most respected people in Konoha. Kakashi and the other jounins know about this also." replied Tsunade. In another place, all of the jounins sneezed and thought, 'Someone better not be thinking or talking about me.'


Naruto and co. was running through trees trying to catch up with the Uchiha traitor."What happened to letting the boy go? Sometimes I don't get you Naruto-kun." said Kyuubi. Naruto ignored. "Byakugan Sharingan." whispered Naruto. Then his eyes became red with five pupils and a blank pupil in the center.

'Five pupils in the Sharingan? That means Naruto has gained yet another form of the Sharingan.' thought Kyuubi. "Here they come…" said Tayuya in a bored tone. She was clearly not happy with this. Naruto senses kicked in and said, "I sense them. They know we're here."

"Is that really?" asked Neji.

Anyone could tell that he was excited about this through his "cold" exterior.

Naruto nodded in agreement. He too was getting excited. The seal the Head Dragon used on him made him able to use the seal's power just in case. Neji asked, "So what to do first?" All looked at Shikamaru. "What?" he asked. Kiba growled, "You're the fucking captain of this mission."

"I am? How troublesome…"muttered Shikamaru. Naruto had a sweatdrop form in the back of his head. Naruto then sensed the fat one performing a jutsu. 'Doton…what is he planning now?' thought Naruto.

"Kit…he is creating a chakra absorbing wall with Doton jutsu." explained Kyuubi.

Then all five of them were captured inside an earth dome. Naruto suppressed his chakra and checked for any weaknesses. "Whatever you do it won't work. You chakra will be absorbed into this wall." said the fat guy. (disclaimer: gomenasai but I don't know his name.) Naruto mentally smirked.

"Really? I thought you should've known me by now." said Naruto. He made some handseals and said, "Katon ryuuka no jutsu!" Then the entire dome burned to the ground. "How did you?" asked Kiba. Naruto replied, "Don't worry about it." The fat guy looked at them in astonishment and started to get frustrated. Naruto glanced back at the gang and said, "We need someone to stay here and fight him." "I will." replied Chouji. Everyone's eyes widen in surprised.

"Are you sure Chouji?" asked Shikamaru. Chouji nodded. Naruto sighed and he covered his eyes with his bangs. Naruto said, "But you could get killed Chouji." "I won't…as long as I have something I need to do I will continue to live!" pronounced Chouji. Neji and Naruto had shocked looks on their faces.

That was the same thing they declared when they were younger. Naruto smirked and replied, "Alright Chouji. Just don't die. Here." He takes out a package and throws it to him. "That is a special soilder pill made from Tsunade and your father. Don't use it all in one time. That'll help you." He explained.

Chouji thanked Naruto and the others disappeared. 'Please be safe Chouji.' They all thought. Naruto took out a special kunai and said, "Chakra kunai: disable." Then every trap that was supposed to be set up for them. It has begun!

Song Lyrics from Numb (Linkin Park)

I'm tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless lost under the surface
Don't know what you're expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow

Chorus
I've become so numb I can't feel you there
I've become so tired so much more aware
I'm becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

Can't you see that you're smothering me
Holding too tightly afraid to lose control
Cause everything that you thought I would be
Has fallen apart right in front of you
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)
And every second I waste is more than I can take

Chorus
I've become so numb I can't feel you there
I've become so tired so much more aware
I'm becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

And I know
I may end up failing too
But I know
You were just like me with someone disappointed in you

Chorus
I've become so numb I can't feel you there
I've become so tired so much more aware
I'm becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

Chorus
I've become so numb I can't feel you there
I'm tired of being what you want me to be
I've become so numb I can't feel you there
I'm tired of being what you want me to be


lilvtshadow: shocked ya huh? anyway please review.