A/N: Hello there.Here is the story I've been working on for quite some time now.I hope that you will like it enough to leave a review.So please tell me what you think and I'll be very grateful.
Title: Blind Date
It was Friday. The last day for children to go to school. The day was beautiful. The sun was shinning and birds were singing. The streets were already full with people going to work and children going to school.
In the outskirts of Konoha the alarm clock of a blond senior didn't go off as usual. His instincts told him to look at the clock to make sure he had some more time to sleep in his warm bed.
He lazily opened one blue eye, then closed it again.
'Only 6:43 am.' He thought sleepily as he rolled to his left to face the window.
Suddenly his cerulean eyes shot open and he rolled back so fast that he fell from his bed with a loud thud.
"Ouch! Damn it!"
Naruto cursed as he kicked the covers from his body and stood up quickly. He glanced at the clock again to make sure he wasn't wrong before dashing towards the bathroom.
"Yep. It's 6:45 already and I'm going to be late for school again."
He washed his face and teeth quickly then took a shower to wake up completely. For less than 10 minutes he had dried himself and was looking in the wooden wardrobe in the left corner of his bedroom for clothes. After scattering almost all of his clothes on the floor the blond pulled out a pair of black boxers, a pair of blue jeans and an orange t-shirt.
He quickly got dressed and went in the kitchen to eat something before he had to leave. While waiting for his toast to get ready, Naruto tried to tame his wild blond hair. However his attempt wasn't successful. It still stuck up in all directions only not so much. The blond sighed in front the mirror and went back in the kitchen.
He poured himself a glass of milk and took the hot toast.
'Good thing it's Friday and I don't have to wear the uniform. Which reminds me that I have to do the laundry once I come home. And clean my bedroom, also the bathroom, living room and the kitchen. The whole apartment.'
Sighing at the thought of doing chores Naruto finished his breakfast, took his backpack and left his home.
While he was walking towards the metro station, Naruto was thinking about the end of school.
'This year I'm graduating. And probably I won't see my friends anymore when we go to university. Hope that we'll all pass the exams and go where we want.'
Meanwhile one of his friends stepped next to him but the blond din't notice him at all. He was too caught up in his thoughts.
"Oi, Naruto. Are you sleeping with your eyes open?" Kiba asked him while waving a hand in front the blond's face. That seemed to pull Naruto back to the present.
"Hi, Kiba. Sorry, I kinda spaced out a little." The blond smiled sheepishly and rubbed the back of his neck.
"Whatever. You know, I have some good news." Kiba blushed a little.
"Hmm…What kind of news? Come on spill it already." The blond demanded as he turned to look at his friend. He had a guess what the news was but wanted to make sure he was right.
"Well, you know that I like Hinata… and yesterday after school I asked her to go on a date with me… and she actually agreed. Can you believe it?" He said excited and smiled happily.
"It was about time to ask her out. No really. If you have waited a little while longer, I'd have snatched her under your nose."
Naruto laughed when Kiba nudged his side and blushed a little more.
They got on the metro for 3 stops to their school. The two boys managed to go to their first class without being too late. The geography teacher scolded them for not coming on time but then began the new lesson, which was boring for the most part of the class. Thankfully it passed quickly.
As Naruto and Kiba made their way through the crowd of students, Shikamaru joined them for the second period. Their history teacher Hatake Kakashi returned the tests they took last week and then began the new lesson.
Naruto and Kiba were sitting in the back of the classroom with Shikamaru and Chouji on their left side. They were bored. Shikamaru was sleeping on his desk and Chouji was eating secretly. Kiba was writing or rather scrabbling things on his test. And Naruto was looking outside the window.
After the bell rang Kakashi asked Naruto to wait a little to talk to him.
"Naruto, I expected better results from you. Why do you have C- again?" Kakashi asked without looking up from the papers he began marking.
"I'm sorry sensei. I had some trouble with the apartment last week and didn't have enough time to study." The blond teen answered honestly.
"Well, I'll give you a chance to correct it. Next week. Now get going to class." Kakashi smiled at the boy as he pulled out a little orange book from his desk.
"Thanks, Kakashi-sensei." Naruto said as he bowed a little and left the classroom smirking secretly.
'What am I supposed to have now? Oh right, English.' He quickly climbed the stairs to the second floor and headed towards the English cabinet. Just a few steps before the door the second bell rang to indicate that the lesson has began. The teen knocked on the door and opened it while smiling at the English teacher.
"I'm sorry I'm late, Iruka-sensei. Kakashi-sensei had to talk to me for a while."
"Alright. You may sit down, Naruto."
Naruto smiled again and went to sit in the back of the room next to Kiba. He pulled out his things and began working.
Towards the end of the period the blond was looking outside the window. The sound of the bell snapped him out of his staring at the blue sky. The student gathered their things and began walking out of the room.
"Don't forget to do your homework and be prepared for a test next week." Iruka said and dismissed the class.
Kiba, Naruto and Shikamaru made their way towards the cafeteria since they didn't have anything for the forth period. They bought some sandwiches and drinks and went to sit outside in the yard.
"Hey, Naruto? What were you thinking about in the morning and during class? You're spacing out all the time." Kiba asked as he unpacked a sandwich with bacon.
"College." Is the only thing Naruto said as he continued eating his food.
"Aww man. It's way too early to think about that. We've got plenty of time to prepare for the exams. And besides summer vacation is nearing. You should find someone to spend it with." Kiba said in between bites.
"You know, Naruto, he is right. You should get over your previous relationship and move on. You can't always be alone." Shika said in bored voice as he lied down to watch the clouds.
"I know. When I'm ready I'll look for someone. But not now." The blond teen said after he finished eating.
'I don't want to be hurt again. I won't take it if my heart is broken once again.' He thought but then smiled mischievously.
"Hey, Kiba. Where are you taking Hinata for your date?"
"Umm… I haven't thought about it. Any suggestions?"
"If I were you, I'd take her to the park first and then to some club for dancing. You know that she loves dancing."
"I agree with Naruto." Shikamaru said without moving.
"Cool. Thanks man. You're the best." Kiba said as he hugged the blond.
Naruto laughed at his friend and then took out his MP3 player. As he switched it on two other boys came to them.
"Yo Sasuke, Gaara. What's up?" he greeted them with a smile.
"Hi. Nothing much. Kurenai-sensei is sick and we're free." Sasuke said as he and Gaara sat down.
"So, where are we going to go this weekend?" the raven-haired boy asked his friends.
"Let's go to the arcade." Gaara suggested.
"OK. That's a good idea." Kiba agreed and Sasuke nodded in acceptance.
"Can't come." Naruto said while listening to music.
"Why not?" Shika asked.
"I'm busy." The blond replied shortly.
"With what?" asked Gaara.
"Housework, homework, shopping…" he trailed off.
"Come on, dobe. You need a time out." Sasuke said and smirked when Naruto frowned at the nickname.
"Yeah. It's going to be fun." Kiba nudged the blond and grinned.
Naruto grunted, turning up the volume of his MP3 player and turning away from Kiba. He leaned backwards on his elbows, listening to the rock music.
Gaara and Sasuke looked at each other and smirked evilly. Kiba got what they were about to do and joined them, while Shikamaru sighed and shook his head.
Kiba and Gaara sat on each side of the blond while Sasuke took his MP3 player. Naruto opened his cerulean eyes when the source of music was gone. He was about to stand up when Gaara and Kiba hugged him, effectively stopping him from doing so.
"You've got pretty good music here, Naruto." Sasuke said smirking.
"Come on guys. Let me go." The blond asked but his friends didn't move.
"You'll come with us to the arcade, right?" Kiba asked. In response he got a growl.
"Oh you even have the new songs of Skillet and Crossfade." The raven-haired boy said while taping his right leg in rhythm with the music.
"Sasuke, give me back my player." Naruto said to his best friend while glaring at him.
"If you promise that you will go out with us, then I'll consider it, dobe." The black-haired boy sad while changing the song.
"OK, OK! I'll go to the arcade. Now let me go and give me back my player!" the blond was clearly annoyed.
Sasuke and the others smiled in victory and he returned Naruto the player. The teen took it immediately once he wan't held anymore and put the headphones back on. A pout came upon his face as he muttered about friends making him do things he didn't want to do.
The rest of the day passed quickly and soon the boys went their ways. Naruto and Sasuke were walking lazily to the metro station.
There was a small smile on the raven-haired boy's lips and the blond couldn't help but wonder why he looked so happy. In the end his curiosity won and he asked him.
"Hey, Sasuke? What's with the smile?"
"Hmm… well Aniki graduated from university this week and tomorrow he's coming home." Sasuke said with his smile growing bigger.
"That's awesome, teme. Why didn't you tell us about it?"
"We were busy trying to convince you to come with us tomorrow."
"Oh right." Naruto said and huffed a little.
They reached the station and sat down on a bench to wait for the metro. After about 10 minutes Sasuke's train arrived. He stood up and turned to Naruto.
"Don't forget to come at 2:00 PM in front the arcade. If you don't, you'll be in trouble dobe."
"Yeah, yeah. I'll see you tomorrow, teme." Naruto said and waved his hand.
"Bye." Sasuke called as he got on the train.
Naruto leaned back and turned on the MP3 player yet again. He didn't have to wait long because after about 5 minutes the metro came for the West part of Konoha.