A/N: Another mindless little drabble that I thought up while I was all computer deprived and in another 'Woe is me' mood.

Disclaimer: How angsty is Naruto? Is it depressing to the point that you wonder if the only reason the author wrote it was to make you cry? It's not? Then it's not mine.

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Let The World Drown

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Some days, I will look around and I will see the rain fall; seemingly endless. I wonder, How long will it fall? If it never stops, would the world drown?

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I look at Naruto, and no matter when I do, I feel as thought I am drowning in a downpour of tears. Ino-chan tells me that she doesn't see anything. Shikamaru can't see. Choji can't see. Lee, Kiba, Tenten, Neji, I don't think any of them can. Even Sasuke-kun with his Sharingan couldn't see. Then again, he always was blind when it came to Naruto.

When I talked to Kazekage-sama one day, he told me he saw it. Each drop was clearly defined to him. But I had expected that. After all, they've lived the same life, haven't they?

I know that Jiraiya-san, and Tsunade-sensei can see it. Hinata-chan as well. I wonder why. Then I wonder how I can see it.

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Lately, I notice the rain has begun to drown him. Naruto, that is. He's doing all he can now to live in that torrential downpour of water. And… even if no one else can see it, it affects them. Or maybe the people disappearing from our lives everyday has started to finally take its toll.

Kakashi-sensei is dead. I believe he was killed by an Akatsuki member but we don't know for sure. He just up and left one day, never came back and no body was ever found. I know for sure that one is targeting me. All of the Akatsuki is targeting Naruto, now that the Kyuubi is the last demon. Or so we've gathered from our reports from other countries.

Sai is dead as well from when Sasuke-kun last tried to kill Naruto. His best friend.

Hinata-chan is head of the Hyuuga clan now when her father died from a poison that came from an enemy shinobi. And yet, she cannot marry who she wants. Ino-chan and Choji's child was stillborn, which made Ino kill herself after Choji was killed on a mission. Lee also joined the deceased during a mission. Apparently, Tsunade-sensei's surgery didn't fix everything.

The last invasion by Cloud killed off the majority of all our genin and chuunin. The council in Konoha still refuses to allow Naruto to become Hokage even though we need one desperately right now and Naruto is the best candidate. Because, you see, Tsunade-sensei and Jiraiya-san died killing Orochimaru.

My own family is dead, old age, sickness, just the normal things that normal people die from. The causes of death that a shinobi may pray for but will never be granted.

I myself am tired, so tired. It feels like there is a never-ending amount of people that wish for others to be killed but too lazy to do it themselves. A never-ending amount of people seeking, begging for help to preserve their lives. Sometimes I go so far as to wonder if the world might not be better off without those people.

I have tried, tried so hard to try and help everyone. Had I had it my way, no one would have died. Sasuke-kun would have never left. Naruto would be Hokage. And I would have been a normal citizen who wasn't so stupid as to let herself become a shinobi, thinking she could help people. All I can do, it seems is watch as the rain falls, trying desperately, futiley to stop it.

But right now, the rain may never stop, for all I care. Let it fall and drown this ugly world of blood and tears. Wash it all away and let someone else carry this burden called life.

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e.n.d.

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