A/N: Hello! Don't flame me please, this is my first fanfic and I'm very sensitive! (lol) English is my second language, I'm French so tell me if I did any errors ! I don't own Naruto, nor Snow White Queen from Evanescence.
Chapter 1: trapped in the Academy
« What does this mean? » Hinata asked herself. And she had all the rights to be puzzled. She was trapped in a crazy situation. Previously, she had received a letter from Naruto while she was training. It said she had to meet him at the academy at 6 o'clock sharp. Thus she went to the academy at said time, but surprisingly she found nobody there. Not even the teachers, and any student were there to inform her if they had seen Naruto somewhere. She climbed the stairs and went into the classroom they used to be in when they were student there. She could still see nobody there. Little by little, the room became darker and darker, and when Hinata wanted to turn on the light, she found herself unable to push the button. It was blocked. Doubts began to form into Hinata's head. As the room grew darker, a dazzling light began to form through the windows. She couldn't see a thing outside, but she could now see better in the room. Everything was quiet and still. 'Am I trapped in a Genjutsu?' she thought. She then began to form seals and whispered "Kai!", but anything happened. So she decided to activate her Byakugan.
"Aaaaaaaah!" she screamed. When she activated it, something weird happened. She didn't see what she usually saw while using her blood limit. If anything, everything became darker and she thought she was going to be sunk into the darkness. She quickly dispelled it and spent some time recovering her breath. 'What the heck is happening to me?' she thought.
She was not going to sit there for too long though, she decided to try to escape from the eerie academy it had turned into.
When she arrived in front of the doorway, she tried to turn the handle. Unfortunately, she was unable to, as her hand go through it as if she was a ghost. However, she was stopped quickly after by an invisible force situated behind the handle. Hinata was shocked. How could anyone do that sort of thing if it wasn't a Genjutsu?
She sighed. She should have known something was up when she didn't see anyone in the academy, or even because of the letter. Naruto-kun was very busy, there was no way he would be able to be free so early. After all, it had been decided a week ago that he would succeed Tsunade-sama as Hokage, thanks to his numerous victories recently, especially against the Akatsuki. Thus Tsunade gave him so extra work, such as paperwork to "give him an idea of what a true Hokage has to de everyday". Naruto said it was because she now has a good opportunity not to do it herself. However he did it suite seriously and never complained. But, to Hinata's dismay (even though she never showed it to her love) they didn't have much time left to be together. In fact they had begun dating a few months ago, and Naruto was doing his best to spend as much time as he could by her side. Hinata understood it very well and didn't complain (much).
'Right' this made her think 'I must do something for the situation at hand. What would Naruto-kun say if he saw me like this, a weakling unable to do anything by her own? I must react bravely'
She then thought it through and analysed her last resources. Obviously, windows and doors were sealed up. It leaves her the air vent. She didn't give it too much credit though, but it was worth a try at least. As expected, the same phenomenon as with the handles happened with the grate. Hinata cursed silently 'What should I do now?'
Suddenly, the school alarm was sounded. It was deafening and Hinata was putting her hands over her ears, when she saw someone at the end of the corridor.
Naruto was in the Hokage office as usual, arguing with Tsunade about some stupid work she gave him as usual, calling her obaachan as usual, her threatening to beat him into a pulp if he continued as usual, when something unusual occurred. A far sound of an alarm cut their argument off, and then Shizune stormed into the office without knocking.
"What happened?" the Hokage asked.
"It's the academy! Something weird is happening inside! All the windows are black as if someone obliterated them! Someone give the alarm!" Shizune replied.
Both Tsunade and Naruto went to the said place and took a look. As Shizune had said, they couldn't see a thing through the windows. They tried to open the door but failed.
"Shizune" Tsunade ordered. "Go and find all the available jounins and chuunins you can."
"Hai!" she answered and disappeared.
"What's happening, Tsunade no baachan?" Naruto asked, a little perplexed.
"I don't exactly know, but I have a feeling something bad's up" she answered mysteriously.
A while later, all the jounins and chuunins were gathered around the academy. They inspected the academy from the outside, unable to go inside. Then Kakashi appeared in front of Tsunade to give his report of the current events from now on.
"All the entrances are disabled, we cannot go in. They are not only locked, it is impossible to turn the handle." He said.
"Is that all?"
"No, we think there's someone inside. We heard someone yelled. It was faint, but we're sure about this."
"Friend or foe?" Naruto asked.
"We don't know for sure."
"Naruto!" Someone behind Naruto screamed.
He turned to the new comer. It was Kiba, along with Akamaru and Shino.
"Hey, Kiba. What's up? Where's Hinata?" The blond ninja asked, realising the missing of his girlfriend.
"That's my line, pal. Why isn't she with her? You gave her a rendezvous here, didn't you?" Kiba said anxiously.
"No, I didn't, I was locked in the Hokage office all the day doing paperwork. Why are you saying this?" Naruto replied felling a bit nervous.
"She received a letter from you this afternoon which said she was to meet you at the academy…"
"What? But I didn't write her such a thing! Wait…" Naruto answered, as realisation began to hit him. No, surely it wasn't what he was thinking, it couldn't… could it?
All of a sudden, the alarm stopped. Silence settled down around the academy. Then, a song began to play inside the academy, very loudly. If anyone touched the wall they could feel the bass. Naruto recognized immediately the song, for it was one of his and Hinata's favourite ones.
Stoplight, lock the door.
Don't look back.
Undress in the dark,
And hide from you,
All of you.
Snow White Queen. Why was Snow White Queen being played at a time like this? Why the hell does all of this mean? Naruto, being as patient as ever, was frustrated by these unanswered questions.
You'll never know the way your words have haunted me.
I can't believe you'd ask these things of me.
You don't know me.
Hinata, inside was asking herself the same questions. She hadn't moved from the corridors, and nor had the figure in front of her. It was very weird now, but as soon as she thought that, it began to move toward her. She tried to step back, but it was as if she was rooted to the spot.
You belong to me,
My snow white queen.
There's nowhere to run, so let's just get it over.
Soon I know you'll see,
You're just like me.
Don't scream anymore my love, 'cause all I want is you
As the chorus started, Naruto was about to curse because they weren't able to do anything, and he assumed Hinata was involved in this situation, which was getting on his nerves, when he heard a high scream, almost entirely covered by the music. But this was enough for him to recognize the owner of the voice.
"HINATA!" he yelled.
A/N : So? How was it? Review and tell me if I should stop or update the next chapter! thanks
PS : spéciale dédicace a KarineChan!! You were the first one toread it, so I dedicate it to you