Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or any of it's characters.
AN: This story's been in my head for weeks. XD;; It's an AU story, a typical Japanese high school setting. Naruto and Sasuke are in the same year of school… aaaaaand… er… that's about all I'll say. XD;; This is my second attempt to make a long story, the first attempt failed. XD;; Oh, and you might notice throughout the story, I use traditional English spelling of words (colour instead of color;honour instead of honor;ect.), it's just how I perfer to spell. Please don't review saying "omgwtf is that supposed to mean stfu" because I will reply "you're an idiot".
Pairings: SasuNaru (main pairing), LeeSaku, NejiTen, HinaKiba, ShinoTema, uhm… oh yeah. ShikaIno. And sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight GaaNaru
Warnings: yaoi/shounen-ai/gay/boyxboy there will be some… scenes, but not lemon. Sorry
Chapter 1: Chance
"Man, school's so troublesome. Why do I even bother coming?" Shikamaru half asked himself, half asked the person sitting in next to him, Uzumaki Naruto.
"You say that every single day. Why don't you just drop out already? You never do anything here anyway. You just sleep," Naruto said, taking in some of his Special Edition Squid-flavoured Cup-O-Ramen.
Today was an unsually sunny day. Naruto and his friends (which included Shikamaru, Kiba, Choji, Lee, Neji, and Shino) had decided to eat outside under the giant oak tree shading the courtyard of the school. While they would have enjoyed to eat under the direct sunlight, their pure black school uniforms made that a rather unbearible task.
Sakura along with her "gang" (which including Ino, Hinata, Tenten, and Temari) walked up and sat with the boys, which was totally normal. Their uniforms had a black skirt with plenty of petticoats and a white button-up long-sleeve shirt. It was a looker of a uniform, which was probably why girls at this school where never single. These five were no exception. Sakura was dating Lee, only after forcing him to wax his eyebrows. Ino was seeing Shikamaru (even though he said she was "troublesome"), Hinata with Kiba, Tenten with Neji, and Temari with Shino (odd pairing, I know).
Yup. Naruto and Choji were the only single ones of the group, much to your surprise, I'm sure. (You: CHOJI'S SINGLE?! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!)
"Isn't that Uchiha Sasuke over there staring at us?" Lee asked, wondering which one of their girlfriends he was checking out.
"Ooh, man, he's so good-looking!" Sakura squeeled, along with the rest of the girls. The guys just grimaced at the entire thing.
"Naruto, go over to him and ask him to come over here!" Ino ordered.
"What?! Why me?? I don't even like him!" Naruto shouted, a little too loudly. At that moment, Sasuke turned and walked away. All the girls turned and glared at him, and Naruto had no idea what he had done wrong. "What?" he finally asked.
"You probably hurt his feelings or something," Tenten explained.
"Why? He's a completely anti-social emo who can only stare, glare, and get good grades," Naruto complained.
Sakura sighed. "Naruto, he's much more complex than that. He's always by himself because his older brother killed his entire family when he was just a little boy, and then the law 'took care' of his brother. He's all he has left, there's no one else in his life, and he's afraid that if he gets attatched to anyone else that he'll loose them, just like his family."
Naruto scowled. "I'm an orphan, too, in case you didn't know! But look at me! I'm not an anti-social freak!"
"Shut up already blondie!" Temari ordered, "The whole school can hear you!"
Sakura shot a warning glance at Temari, it wasn't a good time to be rude to Naruto. "Look, Naruto, we understand…"
"No, you don't!" Naruto shouted. "None of you do!" And with that, he stomped off into the school, which was virtually empty due to the nice weather outside. He ran into the bathroom, also empty, and locked himself in a stall, where he silently cried.
"Is someone in there?" a voice asked.
Damn! Naruto thought, I didn't even hear anyone come in! I'm dead if anyone finds out I was crying! He quickly wiped the tears away and took a few deep breaths. "Yeah," he said, stepping out.
Immediately he froze, as did the boy a foot or so away from him.
"You," Naruto said with a great amount of detest in his voice.
"Try not to stare too much."
Naruto glared at him. "What do you want, Uchiha?"
Yup. Uchiha Sasuke, the current object of Naruto's hatred as of ten minutes ago outside.
Sasuke raised an eyebrow. "Did I hurt your feelings, dobe?"
"WHAT DID YOU JUST CALL ME, TEME?!"
"I could ask the same," Sasuke said unemotionally, a smirk growing on his face.
"Sh-shut up," Naruto mumbled, "My friends are all totally in love with you and are ignoring me, and blaming me for stuff you do!"
"And how is this my fault?"
"Because you have to be so damn perfect!!!"
"I'm only as perfect as you are."
"T…teme… what's that supposed to mean?"
Sasuke smirked again and turned to leave the bathroom. Naruto let him go, not really knowing what to say. What was he supposed to say? "No, Sasuke, you're the perfect one… so perfect I could just…" DAMN that was cheesy.
Wait a second, why am I even THINKING that?!
Naruto casually walked out the door, hands in his pockets. He hated the Uchiha, period. He had ruined his entire day.
"Naruto, you're late," Kakashi-sensei stated as the blonde walked in the door ten minutes after the bell. "And this isn't the first time. I'm going to have to give you a detention today after school. But I'll be in… er… a staff meeting, so please just stay here for ten minutes after school. Can I trust you?"
"Yeah," Naruto said.
"No," Kiba said right after, laughing until Naruto glared at him.
"You're right, Kiba. Sasuke, you're a good kid. Can you stay after ten minutes and make sure Naruto stays here? I'll give you extra credit if you do," Kakashi asked.
Sasuke would have with or without extra credit.
"Damnit, of all the people, why did you have to stay here?!" Naruto whined, his arms crossed against his chest.
"Sorry about earlier."
What did he just say??
"I said I was sorry."
"I thought aloud, didn't I?" Naruto asked, lowering his head. He didn't wait for an answer. "I accept your appology, but I still don't like you. You're too perfect."
"I told you earlier," Sasuke said, in a completely different character, "I'm only as perfect as you are."
Naruto glared at him. "And I said, what the hell is that supposed to mean?!"
Sasuke took a step closer to Naruto, who took one backwards. "We're a lot alike, dobe."
Another step forward, another step back. "No, we're not, teme."
Again. Naruto was trapped against a wall. Sasuke kept advancing until he was right in front of Naruto, their bodies near touching. "Think about it. We're both orphans, and we both keep everything bottled up."
"No, we're…" Naruto found in too hard to talk, Sasuke's face was mere inches from his.
Sasuke moved his lips to Naruto's ear and whispered, "Exactly the same…"
Naruto blushed and sank to the ground from the other boy's actions.
"…ah, hold on, Kakashi-sensei, wait until we get home, we have to get your…" Iruka-sensei opened the door and saw Naruto and Sasuke up against a wall in the corner, Naruto with his head in his lap on the ground, and Sasuke standing above him.
"Sasuke? Naruto? You two should have already left… but I guess you were caught up in the moment…" Kakashi said, rubbing his head. So much for a staff meeting.
Naruto stood up and pointed a finger at Kakashi. "IT WAS NOT A MOMENT! HE TRIED TO MOLEST ME!" And he ran off, out of the room, to his home, where he locked the door and remained there all night.
"I tried to help, Sasuke, but it looks like you'll just have to keep trying."
Sasuke sighed and looked out the window. "I guess so."
The next day Naruto avoided Sasuke at all costs. His friends had forgiven him, and he used them to avoid Sasuke. Whenever Sasuke came by, Naruto would drag whoever he was talking to away. It went on like that for the rest of the week.
Naruto and his friends had gone to a hot spring on Sunday, so Naruto had completely forgotten all about Sasuke by Monday.
Naruto had stayed after school that day to get help on his homework from Anko's class. As he was gathering his stuff from his locker, Sasuke walked up to him.
"Naruto," he said, his hands casually in his pockets.
Naruto shut his locker and looked at the person who said his name. Theeeeeen he remembered. "What do you want?"
"I'll be quick and to the point," Sasuke said. Naruto was wondering if Sasuke was going to beat him up or something. He wasn't. "I like you, I have since we were put in the same class a few years ago. Will you go out with me?"
Naruto took a few moments to register that. "Wh-what?"
Sasuke rolled his eyes. "I said, will you be my boyfriend, dobe?"
"N-NO WAY!" Naruto shouted, turning to run away. Sasuke grabbed the sleeve of his shirt, turning Naruto around again.
"Your friends gave you a chance, could you at least give me one?"
Naruto raised an eyebrow. "You're serious, aren't you?" Sasuke didn't answer. "I'm not… I don't…"
"Date guys? I've never seen you with a girl before."
"Th-that's because I…" Naruto tried to come up with an excuse, but failed. No, he didn't really like girls, but he sure as hell didn't like guys, either. "…Fine," he finally said. "I'll go out with you. But don't you dare try molesting me again!"
That was all Sasuke wanted to hear. The boy he had liked for years finally agreed to be his partner.
I have a nice, long storyline in my head. I think if you guys keep up you'll really like it. This took me three days to write, which is pretty quick for me. You should probably expect at least a chapter a week.
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