Just to make this clear so that people won't complain about the length: This fic will be made out of short chapters so that it con be updated more quickly.

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto


"Okay team, meet back at the bridge tomorrow, as I will have some very good news to tell you all, so don't be late…" And with that, Kakashi was gone in a poof. Sakura then walked over to sasuke to ask her favourite questioned, and Sasuke's most hated one.

"Do you want to go out on a date with me tonight Sasuke-kun?" Sasuke just turned and glared at her, before replying a simple 'no'. Sakura's head fell, her eyes staring at the ground, awaiting the usual routine, where Naruto would then ask her out instead, but she didn't hear him, she looked up to find that he was walking his way back to his apartment.

"N-naruto… are you alright?"

"Yeah, yeah… I just gotta get home before it's too late, that's all…"

"But it's only, like, six." But Naruto was gone before he could hear her. She sighed, and she also began to make her way home, all the while thinking that something was going on with Naruto, he was acting strange, even stranger then usual.

At Naruto's apartment…

Naruto had quickly arrived back home, and he locked the door for once. He then ran over to his bed and sat on it, hugging his legs tight to his chest, rocking gently back and forth. I hope he gets here in time and that he hasn't gone and forgotten about it or something… Please, oh, please get her before it's too late… I beg you…

After a while, Naruto fell asleep, in the same position which he was in moments before.

The next day…

Both Sakura and Sasuke had been waiting at the bridge for two hours now, and there had been no sign of Naruto nor their sensei, this being expected of the latter, but not Naruto, especially not when they had been told about there being some exciting news.

"Sasuke… Do you know where Naruto is?"

"The dobe probably slept in or something."

"Yeah, but he acted kinda strange yesterday, don't you thing?"


A couple minutes later, there was a poof, and after the smoke cleared, there stood their sensei, with his eyes glued in his infamous book. "Yo, sorry I'm late, but I found a dirty pair of socks that hadn't been washed, so I… Where's Naruto?"

"We don't know, we haven't seen him since yesterday, we were kinda hoping that you knew."

"Well, we'll just wait a couple of minutes and if he doesn't turn up, then we'll just have to go and look for him ourselves, okay?" Both Sasuke and Sakura nodded, leaning against the railing of the bridge, getting more and more impatient with each passing second. It was bad enough having to wait for their sensei to turn up, but also having to wait for Naruto, now that was just pushing it.

Half an hour passed, and still no Naruto, so the three of them split up to go and search for the blond. Sakura went to Ichiraku to see if he was there or in the area surrounding, Kakashi went and searched in the other training fields whilst Sasuke went to Naruto's apartment to see if he was there. They had all agreed to meet each other back at the bridge every half an hour.

Sakura had had no luck whatsoever in finding Naruto, she had also asked the old man and Ayame if they had seen him, but they hadn't, not since the morning before, which meant that he hadn't even had dinner there the night before, something was definitely up with Naruto.

Kakashi also hadn't found any trace of the blond, but had sadly found Team Gai, so he was now in hiding from Konoha's Green Beast, who was now in search him in hope to have another fight of some sort, in hope of beating him and proving that his flames of youth were brighter then Kakashi's. Luckily for Kakashi, over the years he had become an expert in hiding from Gai, the thing was though that he needed to go search for his student.

As Sasuke made his way to Naruto's apartment, he couldn't help but get the feeling that something was wrong, but he just pushed the feeling off, thinking that he was just annoyed at the blond for his tardiness. He had reached the door and placed his hand on the door knob to open it, but found that it was locked. That's weird, he never locks his door… He then tried hard, pushing the door back and forth, but still, there was no sign of it giving it.

"Naruto! Come out, I know you're in there!" Sasuke shouted impatiently. He didn't actually know, but he just had a feeling that he was. "Come on dobe, open the damn door!" Still nothing, that is, until h heard some shuffling. Seconds later, a piece of paper was slid under the door. Sasuke picked it up and read it.

Please go away.

"Who are you and what are you doing in Naruto's apartment?!" But there was no answer, and Sasuke was getting enraged, so he left the door and jumped up to one of the windows, and found that it was also locked. Again, that was very strange. But Sasuke was too angry to try and find another way in, so he smashed the glass and jumped in, landing in the living room of the small apartment, there wasn't a trace in here, apart from the usual mess which Naruto had. At least that's the same…

He walked over to the kitchen, and found that empty, so finally he decided to look in the bedroom, but when he tried to open the door, he found that he couldn't as it was also locked. Something is definitely going on here…

He did a couple of hand seals and blew out a small fireball, only just big enough to obliterate the door, but not big enough to do any damage to the house. The door flung off it's hinges and Sasuke entered, ready with a kunai in his hand for any attack. He couldn't see anyone, but then noticed that there was some one hiding under the sheets, shaking quite a bit.

Enraged, Sasuke walked over to the bed and pulled the cover away so quickly that if you blinked you would have missed it. What Sasuke saw shocked him. He didn't know what to say as he was staring at the person in front of him, what could he say, he had had no idea.