The Notebook

Iruka picked up the classroom, slowly picking up the balled-up pieces of paper and the scraps of notes that lay around the room. He was walking towards the other side, when he noticed something blue and much bigger than a piece of paper. Upon closer inspection, he realized that it was a notebook. He picked it up and looked for a name on the cover, like he had always instructed his students to write.

Since there was none, Iruka flipped through the pages casually, hoping to see the name of the student it belonged to. He groaned when he saw SASUKE UCHIHA written constantly on page after page… He sighed and continued flipping through the pages, only to find doodles of the boy.

Iruka sighed. It obviously belonged to a girl, possibly Haruno Sakura, who seemed as if she were that obsessed with him.

Finally dismissing the notebook as a simple Sasuke Shrine, he set it to the side. The female student it belonged to would be missing it for the night, after all…


"Where is it!" Naruto cried out as he shuffled through his overly crowded and messy bookbag. "Shit! I must've left it in Iruka-sensei's room!" he cussed as he threw his bookbag against the wall.

'PLEASE don't read it…' Naruto silently prayed.


Iruka stood in front of the class. He finished taking roll and scanned across the room. "Oh, and by the way, did anyone leave this blue notebook in the room yesterday?" Iruka asked, holding up the same notebook Naruto had been searching for.

Naruto immediately raised his hand. Iruka seemed taken aback, before asking, "You're joking, right?" Naruto shook his head no.

Iruka sighed. He was the only one trying to claim it, and the only way to prove it was to ask who was constantly in it… "Okay, come with me out into the schoolyard, Naruto," he commanded half-heartedly, already certain that the notebook could not be his.

Naruto nodded and followed him out into the yard, where they would have recess. "Okay, there's only one way to confirm this. What name is written over and over again in the notebook?" Iruka asked.

Naruto blushed a crimson red. 'Shit, he DID look… But… I really want that back! What am I supposed to do? Lie and leave it with Iruka-sensei, or tell the truth and reveal my darkest secret…?' Naruto thought frantically, the thoughts charging through his head.

"Well?" Iruka asked, already clearly annoyed.

"… U-uchiha… S-sasuke…" Naruto muttered. No matter how much Iruka really wanted to be in the classroom, he managed to hear Naruto's confession.

"…! So, you…! You are…! With…!" Iruka said, shock overwhelming him so much that he couldn't even finish his sentence.

"Yeah, yeah…" Naruto grumbled snatching the notebook from Iruka's hand and dashing up the stairs.

Well, at least it was only Iruka, and he would have found out eventually… And at least he also had to decency to go outside, and not in the classroom or the hallway, where the students could overhear. Plus, now he could have Iruka to help cover for him if something happened, like him blushing or something when Sasuke came near him.

Naruto took a deep breath and walked in the classroom. Everyone gave him a 'what was that about?' look. Naruto smiled and said, "Eh, my handwriting was girly on the page he was checking… I'll never write cursive again!" Naruto exclaimed with a laugh. The girls sighed and glared at him, while the boys just gave him the 'what a dumbass' look.

Naruto sighed happily and leaned back in his chair, pretending to stare out the window, while he was really staring at Sasuke who was staring at the window. He leaned forward again, letting his chair fall back down on all four legs. He cracked his fingers and began writing 'Naruto Uzumaki-Uchiha' throughout the notebook.

Hey, he had to make up for lost time…

A/N: Don't ask how this idea came to me. Lolol I think I'm getting into the whole one-sided love thing, but hey… There are a couple more little drabbles/oneshots I have idea for—about four more, I think. XD