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Naruto's POV

Look at them all. So cheery, so happy, how can they be like that when I am so sad? I am cheery and happy, but underneath, I'm nothing but miserable and lonely. They can't even see past my mask, and they all call themselves geniuses. Why. Why do they treat me like this. So harsh and cruel, always beating me up. Just because I am an orphan, it does not mean that I am a demon, was what I once thought, but soon, I found out that they did not hate me because I am an orphan, but because of what I am. I am...the Kyuubi. The demon, the monster. I feel so...so alone. No one there for me. But that is...until he came along.

His name was Iruka. He had adopted me, knowing full well who I was. It was the first time I felt so happy, that I actually broke my mask, and started crying, out of happiness. But soon, that happiness started to fade away. Why? Because even though he treats me like human, he's still only one person. I may have a family, but why should I be happy? After all, one person is nothing compared to the whole lot of population who hates me.

I sometimes wonder why I even bother puttng up a mask. I wonder why I don't keep it off, like Uchiha Sasuke. His family was killed by some thief that came into his house one night, and was caught the very next morning. The only ones that survived was him and his brother. But because of what had happened to Sasuke, he now became cold and silent. Although, he should have nothing to complain about, for one, he is rich, two, he still has his brother, and three, he's adored by everyone. While I on the other hand, is hated by everyone.

Someday, I hope I can just leave this place, and leave everything behind. And that someday, was sooner then expected.

"Naruto." I heard Iruka called me. I quickly turned around, with my masked placed on.

"Hai Iruka!" I yelled cheerfully, though my heart is feeling different.

He sighed. "Naruto, I-we have to move. I got a new job somewhere else, BUT we'll return back here, in 5 years. It's just a temporary 5 years job." He told me.

"Okay!" I said, without a hesitation. I actually really wanted to move out of here as soon as possible. "When do we leave?" I asked him, smiling my fake smile.

"Tonight, but if you wish, we can go tomorrow, so that you will have enough time to say goodbye to your friends." He told me.

"It's okay, we can go tonight!" I told him. I don't really want to say goodbye to my friends, though I can't help but wonder, would they miss me when I'm gone? Would they notice that I'm gone, and most of all, would they hate me? My friends included Kiba,Sakura, Ino, Shino, Hinata, Shikamaru, Chouji, Neji, Hinata, TenTen, Lee, and Sasuke. Although Sasuke is more of a rival, he's also my best friend. Weird right?

"Alright, go pack up, we leave in an hour." He told me.

"Hai!" I told him, running into my room to pack up.

Once I was done, we headed towards the train station, to head to our destination. And that, was the last time I've ever seen Konoha again, until 5 years later, when I came back with Iruka, at the age of 17.

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