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"Kurayami no Hikaru (Darkness of the Light) (a.k.a. Karu) talking"
"Junketsu no Hikari (Pure Light) (a.k.a. Kari) talking"
Chapter Three: Academy Woes
It had been a week since Naruto and Hinata had joined the ninja academy, under the tutelage of Umino Iruka. It had been a week of boring lectures on Chakra and basic Jutsu, sleeping from the beginning to the end of class, and for Naruto, sleeping through an entire test, accidentally, without marking a single answer down. And in the words of a black-haired lazy bum, the test was way to… troublesome… to even attempt trying.
Currently, Iruka was going into ANOTHER detailed and in-depth lecture on Chakra and Chakra Control, in which most of the students were completely and utterly lost in their own minds, not paying attention, and/or sleeping.
Naruto and Hinata were sleeping.
Iruka was scowling at the fact that no one was even acknowledging his presence.
Iruka sigh and walked over to Naruto and hit him over the head with a ruler.
"WAKE UP! You FLUNKED the last test, so you should being paying the most attention out of all of these students!" Iruka yelled.
The whole class snickered.
Naruto, though, simply looked up at his sensei with lazy, half-asleep eyes, and yawned.
"We had a test?"
Iruka growled at his student's attitude.
"Are you a moron!?"
The class snickered again.
"Well, What'ja expect me to say?" Naruto asked, shrugging.
Hinata, who also looked up with sleepy eyes giggled softly at Naruto, her secret crush and best friend.
"Naruto-kun, I think it was a rhetorical question," Hinata giggled.
Naruto looked over at Hinata, who was also his best friend, with a clueless and confused expression on his face.
"Rhetora-wha?" Naruto asked, cocking his head to the side, like a confused puppy.
Hinata giggled again, while the rest of the class snickered slightly/had a similar confused expression on their face (i.e. Kiba, ect.).
"A Rhetorical Question, a question that is not meant to be answered," Hinata explained to her blond friend.
"Oh… hehe… I knew that," Naruto said, blushing slightly out of embarrassment, while laughing slightly and rubbing the back of his neck.
Iruka sighed, once more, at his blond students antics and glanced up at the clock.
"OKAY, class, one hour, lunch and recess," Iruka said, "now, GET OUT!"
The other students 'whooped' and hollered as they rushed out of the classroom, while Naruto stood slowly and folded his arms behind his head, slowly leaving the room, along side Hinata.
"What should we do? We don't got no food, anyhow," Naruto said, looking at the clouds as the odd pair entered the outside world.
"Dunno," Hinata said," How about we meet the other students, we haven't even talked to any of them yet.." Hinata said, staring up at the clouds in the same pose as her blond friend.
"Hmm…" Naruto said, lethargically, "Sounds like a plan…"
"Who shall we talk to first?" Hinata asked, still staring toward the sky.
"Dunno, what about the dude with the dog?" Naruto asked, also staring at the clouds, "Hey, that on looks like a bunny!" Naruto shouted, pointing at a random cloud.
"The Inuzuka?" Hinata asked, she looked at the cloud that Naruto say had looked like a bunny," Actually, I think that cloud looks more like a tiger…"
"Hmmm…. I guess… I don't know much 'bout clans, wasn't paying attention…" Naruto said, "I really don't see a tiger, still say it look like a bunny."
"Let's go find dog boy, then, shall we?" Hinata asked, still staring at the sky with her arms folded behind her head. "And it still looks like a tiger to me!"
Naruto sighed and walked toward the dog boy, who was hanging out with the stoic Aburame, Shino, the fat boy, Akimichi Chouji and The Lazy Ass, Chouji's best friend, Nara Shikamaru.
Naruto pointed at another cloud as he walked.
"What about that one, I think it looks like a… Lizard… Maybe…"
"Mmm… I think it looks like a dragon," Hinata said.
"Huh? You're right, I see that," Naruto said, blinking.
He and Hinata looked toward each other and laughed heartily.
"Well, let's go find, Dog Boy, shall we?" Naruto said.
"Yup. And it smells like he is with The lazy one, the fat one that's always eating, and the one that smells of bugs," Hinata said.
"Hmm… RACE YA' THERE!"
With that, Naruto bolted off toward the scent of the four Shinobi-in-training, Hinata not far behind.
A few seconds later:
Kiba looked up to see a blond haired kid and a indigo haired girl standing near their small group of friends.
"What the hell are you doing here, freaks!?"
"Hmm… Just thought we might meet our other classmates, seeing as how we have been in academy for like a week now…" Naruto said, crossing his arms behind his head and staring at the sky. He pointed off at a cloud that was strangely shaped like a chimpanzee. "Hey, Hinata-chan, does that cloud look like a monkey… Or Kiba-chan, here, I can't tell…"
Hinata looked over at Naruto and blinked.
"You mean there's a difference between the two?"
At the antics of the strange duo, Kiba growled like a dog.
"WHAT ARE YOU FUCKIN' HERE FOR!?"
"We…" Naruto started.
"What are you guys? Friggin' twins or somethin'!?" Kiba growled out, Kiba's dog, Akamaru barking along.
"No." both Jinchuuriki said at once.
Kiba looked at Hinata and noticed her pale, pearl-colored eyes(remember the Henge?).
"Ain't you a Hyuuga?" Kiba asked.
Hinata's brow twitched, a vein popped in her fore head, a low, growl-like sound emitted from her throat, and she looked like she was gonna snap(think Tsunade when she's really, really, REALLY mad).
"DO NOT ASSOCIAT ME WITH THOSE WHITE-EYED BASTARDS!"
Kiba looked like he was going to piss himself.
Akamaru was cowering in Kiba's coat.
Chouji was shaking, curled up in the fetal position.
Shikamaru was visibly shaking, muttering something about 'Scary, troublesome woman,' and 'Scarier then my mom…'
And Shino… although stoic on the outside, was cowering on the inside.
Inside Naruto's Mind:
Both Arashi and Hikaru were cowering in the corner of the cage, formed by the seal, in the fetal position.
"She's scarier then my mate when she was pregnant," Hikaru shivered.
"She's scarier then TSUNADE!"
"T-Tsunade is v-very, v-very s-s-scary…" the nine tail shivered.
"You didn't know here…" Arashi said, shivering at old, scary memories, "Note to… Many people who value their lives, NEVER. CALL. TSUNADE. OLD…!"
Naruto laughed at the fearful male students.
"I advise you to never say that again… If you value your lives, that is, she doesn't like the Hyuuga very much…" Naruto explained, growling out a second part to his statement, "Especially after what they did to her all those years ago…"
Naruto placed his hand on the angry, exiled Hyuuga girl's shoulder.
"Calm down, Hinata-chan," he cooed, "He just asked a question, try not to hurt him that badly."
Hinata calmed down and became very quiet. She sunk into the shadows and hid behind Naruto. Peaking her head out from behind her best friend and secret crush, she apologized to the cowering Shinobi-in-training.
"S-sorry, Kiba-san, S-Shino-san, Ch-Chouji-san, S-Shikamaru-san…"
"Ahh… We should get going. I don't think Hinata-chan wants to talk to anyone at the moment," Naruto said softly, looking down at the indigo-haired girl.
Three of the Shinobi-in-training nodded, while Kiba looked at the odd duo in confusion as they walked off.
"What was that about….?"
The bell had rung, class had been dismissed, and Iruka had left, along with the majority of students.
Only two students remained in the empty classroom-Naruto and Hinata.
Hinata sat at her seat, her arms crossed and her nose buried into her arms.
Naruto stood behind Hinata, his hand placed on her shoulder.
"You okay, Hinata-chan?"
Hinata looked up at the blond, her eyes were filled with sadness and small tears ran down her cheeks.
Hinata nodded silently.
Naruto smiled sadly at his female friend.
"Don't cry, Hinata-chan… They didn't know about …Your past… they were only asking a question,
please don't cry," Naruto comforted.
Hinata nodded again and slowly stood, burying her face into Naruto's chest and crying harder, remembering
her exceptionally trouble past.
Naruto slowly walked, comforting his friend as he did so.
"Don't cry, Hinata-chan," Naruto said, stroking the girl's indigo hair.
Hinata sniffled and looked up at her friend with teary lavender eyes(henge).
She rubbed her eyes and smiled slightly.
"'I will not cry and I will not run away, I will stand and fight, it's my ninja way,'" she quoted, words she
had heard during her years away from the walls of the village.
Naruto smiled at his friend.
"'Ya feeling better?" Naruto asked.
Hinata smiled back and nodded.
"Yeah…" Hinata's stomach growled softly, causing her to blush, "But… I'm kinda hungry…"
"Let's go find get some ramen, 'kay?"
Hinata nodded and the two dashed off to Ichiraku's Ramen Stand(I think that's right, correct me if I'm
I originally planned to put more, but I got lazy.
Wow, I've written a lot today, three new stories and a new chappy!
Don't you guys feel loved?