Disclaimer- Nope, Naruto's not mine.

A/N- Written for the Dialogue 500 "Hopeless Situation" challenge.

"We're dead. We are so dead."

"Shut up Naruto! Do you want us to get caught?"

"But Sakura-chan..."

"Shut up, dumbass."

"Make me, bastard!"

"Quiet. I think I hear something."

"Is it him?"

"... no."

"Don't scare us like that, jerk!"

"Sasuke-kun was being careful, Naruto!"

"Ow! Sakura-chan, you didn't have to hit me!"

"Stop whining! You're the one who came up with this!"

"Yeah, well, I forgot who we were dealing with."

"How could you! You know what he's like!"

"Look. There's no sense in arguing about it. We got the target, and now we just have to see how long we can keep it away from him."

"That was a whole sentence."

"What about it?"

"You spoke two whole sentences."

"... shut up, dumbass."

"Maybe Naruto's right... after all, he's probably furious with us by now. Chances are he's not going to be happy when he finds us."

"If he finds us. Besides, we're not rookie genin anymore. No matter how legendary that guy is, he's still just one man."

"One man? Christ Sasuke, have you forgotten what he can do?"

"Naruto's right, Sasuke. We've gotten better, but he's still in a class above ours."

"... this situation must really be bad. Sakura's agreeing with me, and you're talking in complete sentences."

"This is really not the time for jokes, Naruto."

"That wasn't a joke, Sakura-chan! This really does look bad if its come to this!"

"Both of you be quiet! We're going to be caught because of your whining about being caught!"

"See! Sasuke's even losing his cool!"

Oh no! Sasuke-kun... this really is bad!"


"Sasuke-kun? Why are you hitting your head against the wall?"

"Heh... don't give yourself any more brain damage, bastard."

"The only person who has brain damage is you, dead last."

"Wait! I hear something!"

"Eh, Sakura-chan? What do you hear?"

"... footsteps."


"... they're gone."

"Shh...You know how he is. He could easily have fooled us."

"I thought you were the one saying how we're not rookies anymore."

"That doesn't mean you're not still an idiot."

"Why you-"

"Quiet, Naruto!"

"But Sakura-chan... fine..."

"... Naruto? Are you reading it?"

"Well, yeah. Ero-sennin talks about it all the time, and I've peeked at what he's written..."


"Ow! Sakura-chan, it's not like that. I just can't figure out why people like to read this stuff."

"You really are an idiot, aren't you?"

"Oh, so you know why he reads this, Sasuke? Why don't you read it, and tell me what's so great about it."

"... No."

"What's wrong, scared?"

"Naruto! Don't corrupt Sasuke with that trash!"

"Che. He's probably scared to read it anyway- Hey!"

"... Sasuke-kun? How is it?"

"Ha! I knew it! He's a closet pervert!"

"... Not bad."


"... you actually like that junk?"

"Oh, I'm so happy for you, Sasuke! You've finally embraced the wonder of Icha Icha!"

"... oh... erm.. ... Hi Kakashi-sensei."

"Hi Naruto, Sakura. I see you have my book."

"Erm... well..."

"It was Naruto's idea!"


"... Kakashi-sensei... can I borrow this?"

"... maybe later, Sasuke."