Author's Note: Hi! This is Princess Kairi98. This is my third fanfic story and I hope this one will turn out okay!

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or any of the characters…but I own the plot and storyline. Enjoy!

Chapter 1: Summer Changes


"Awww, come on Iruka-sensei," said Naruto. "It's the last day of school."

"I don't care, as your teacher, I deserve respect from each and every one of you," he stated.

Moment of Silence

"HEY!" screamed a random kid," "LET'S THROW OUR BOOKS OUT THE WINDOW!"

"OH YEAH!" the other students agreed, trying to open up the old windows.

Iruka walked slowly back to his desk and plopped back into his chair.

"I give up," he said. He sat down and started grading papers, knowing that final grades would need to be inputted soon.

"How troublesome," sighed Shikamaru as the noisy kids, not able to get the windows open, settled for abandoning class and running down the hallway.

"Can you believe it, we're going to high school!" screamed Naruto.

"Yeah, it's a surprise you passed," Gaara said.

"Yeah...HEY!" shouted Naruto.

"Troublesome," mumbled Shikamaru, rubbing his forehead.

"Hey," said Kiba. "How did you pass Shikamaru? All you did was sleep."

"Yeah because I can-HEY YOUR DOG JUST PEEDED ON MY LEG!" Shikamaru screamed, disgusted.

"And your point?" Kiba grinned.

"What a drag," Shikamaru mumbled, slightly agitated.

Shino then decided to walk back into the classroom after a very long restroom break.

"Hey Shino" said Naruto. "What have you been doing?" asked Naruto.

3 seconds later

"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" the cry of a girl was heard from the hallway.

"THEY'RE BUGS IN THE GIRLS RESTROOM!" One of the girls screamed before heading out the school.

"Good one," said Naruto. He reached up to give Shino a high five. Kiba gave him one too, and then turned towards Gaara.

"Hey, Gaara," Kiba said. "Don't your brother and sister go to Konoha High Prep?"

"Yeah, so?" Gaara questioned.

"They can show us around," Kiba gleamed.

"Yeah...right," Gaara answered. "That's not going to happen."

"Why not," Kiba whined.

"Because," Gaara said.

"Because, why?" Kiba asked.

"Because, because," Gaara snapped.

"Because, because, why?" Kiba asked again.

Gaara and Kiba continued on their little fight as Shikamaru turned towards the figure sitting behind him.

"Sakura..." he started. "You're being very quiet."

"Yeah," Shino agreed, looking back towards her as well.

They all turn towards the dark figure at the back of the class, their best friend, Sakura.

Sakura had been friends with the guys since pre-school and was pretty much a tomboy. Her parents divorced when she was in the second grade, leading her to pay more attention to schoolwork to avoid family conflict. She was the smartest person in school, except for Shikamaru of course.

Her mother decided to move to America when Sakura turned 10, Sakura only visiting her during summer breaks. Sakura was the most hated person at school since she hanged out with the hottest guys in their school.

She was custom to wearing baggy shorts, oversized jerseys, basically the latest in boy trends. She kept her long pink hair behind caps and pinned up. So nobody knew exactly what color it is, expect for her friends.

Her friends…well let's just say they were a different story.

Uzumaki Naruto: Somewhat slow, loud, hotheaded, and the prankster of the group. He was also one of Sakura's first friends. Naruto tends to get him and others into big trouble. But he sometimes comes in handy, if he is not fighting.

Sabaku no Gaara: Gaara is the bad boy of the group and the most wanted guy at school. He enjoys fighting and violence of any nature, though he doesn't hit girls. He is the one that has to save them whenever they get in trouble.

Aburame Shino: He is the quiet guy of the group and has a strange obsession with bugs. He is known as creepy at school and many people keep their distance away from him except his friends.

Inuzuka Kiba and Akamaru: One of the most loyal friends and the dog lover of the group. He is headstrong and fights with Naruto all the time. He is the one to crack the jokes and is sometimes overconfident. Akamaru is his cute loyal dog. He is his best friend and companion and they are NEVER separated.

Nara Shikamaru: A lazy, unenthusiastic person, and the smartest in the group. He enjoys taking naps, watching clouds, and playing Shogi. He won't do anything, unless Sakura asks him.

"I'm fine," she sighed. "I'm just thinking about another summer I have to spend with my mother.

Sakura loved her mom dearly, though she did not show it. She wasn't the biggest fan of her job, a fashion designer. Last summer, she avoided her mother the entire time because she tried to put her in a fashion show.

"What a drag," said Shikamaru.

"Do you have to go?" Naruto whined.

"Yeah, you ALWAYS spend your summers in America," Kiba mumbled.

"Guys, it's just a couple of months," Sakura sighed. "I'll be back in no time."

"Can we come to the airport?" they asked.

Sakura nervously laughed as thought about what happened when they came with her to the airport last year. Last time they came to the airport, Kiba and Akamaru stole a truck lift, and she had to get the security to let Gaara free, Shikamaru fell asleep on the luggage shoot, Naruto tried to board a moving plane, and Shino's bugs scared everyone out of the airport.

"Sorry guys, remember? You're banned," Sakura said.

"Oh, yeah," the guys remembered.

The school bell ringed the last time.


"Okay students, school is over and I hope you guys have a great summer," Iruka said. "And after that, you guys will be going to high school."

Everyone left quickly, hugging their friends, telling their summer plans, and going home.

"But if we can't come to the airport, then when do we say goodbye?" asked Naruto.

"You guys can come to my house at 6:30 a.m.," Sakura said.

"In the morning?" Shikamaru asked. "What a drag."

Next Day at Sakura's house: 6:30 a.m.

"Oh Sakura!" Naruto bawled. "You're leaving us," he bursted into tears.

"Will you stop crying?" Shino asked. "People are staring,"

Sure enough, Sakura's neighbors were coming out of there house to look at the group.

"They're just nosy," Naruto snorted giving them dirty looks.

"I'm surrounded by idiots," mumbled Gaara.

"Speak for yourself," Kiba spoke. "I happen to have a very high IQ," he bragged.

"I don't think it counts if you cheated off Naruto's test," said Gaara.

"Hey, you take that ba-," he was interrupted by a scream.

Sakura's neighbors went screaming down the street as bugs chased them.

"SHINO!" screamed Sakura

"What?" he said. "They have a mind of their own."

"Tell them to come back NOW!" she ordered him.

A very frightened Shino called all the bugs back as they went into his jacket.

"Sakura, are you ready to go?" Her dad asked as he came outside with her suitcase.

"Hey, Mr. H," the guys said in union.

"Hello boys," he said. "Have any plans for the summer?" he asked.

"Not really," Naruto said. "It will be boring without Sakura boo."

"Well I'm sure you guys will come up with something," he smiled, putting her suitcase in the trunk.

"Okay Sakura, all your things are in the car," her dad said. "Are you ready to go?"

"I guess so," she muttered, facing her friends.

She gave each of the guy's high-fives, she and Naruto did their secret handshake and then he hugged her. He soon received a gigantic bump on his head as Sakura hit him over the head with her fist, irritated.

"I TOLD YOU I DON'T LIKE HUGS!" A somewhat angry Sakura screamed.

"Sorry," whispered Naruto, rubbing the forming lump on his head. "I'll remember that next time."

"Bye guys," Sakura said. "I'll see you at the end of the summer."

They watched as Sakura got into the car and her and her dad drove off into the horizon.

"Wanna play some ball?" Gaara asked.

"Yeah, Naruto, you get Shikamaru," Kiba said.

"HEY, THAT NOT FAIR THAT'S TWO AGAINST THREE!" Naruto screamed. "And you gave me the lazy person."

With Sakura on the airplane

Sakura was on the plane in her first-class seat. She pulled out her laptop to watch a movie. A flight attendant walked passed her just when needed to ask a question.

"Excuse me," Sakura said.

"Yes?" The attendant asked, stopping by Sakura's seat.

"Where is the restroom?" Sakura asked. It was her first time riding first class so she wasn't sure.

"To the left at the end of the hall, young man," she smiled.

Young man? Sakura repeated to herself after the flight attendant continued down the aisle.

"I don't look like a man, how dar-oh it must be the clothes," Sakura thought.

As Sakura was reaching for the doorknob to the bathroom, a hand rested on top of hers for the knob.

"Hey, I was here first," Sakura said. She looked up to see a young man around her age. He was taller than her by a head, his pale face framed by long brown hair with white moon eyes staring directly at her. He looked…creepy.

"Look boy, maybe if yo-," he was interrupted.

"I am not a guy," she yelled.

"Well you are a guy with a really high voice," the stranger laughed.

Sakura had enough. She stepped on his toe, opened the bathroom door and locked it before he knew what was even happening. Soon the guy was banging on the door.

"Get out of there," he said loudly, twisting on the knob.

She soon heard mumbling which meant some had come and taken him away. After coming out of the restroom, she spotted the weird freak a few seats ahead, recognizing his hair. She ducked back into her seat and turn on her I-pod. She then fell asleep listening to her favorite song.

Next Day

Sakura landed safely in Miami, Florida. It was extremely hot and her clothes felt sticky against her body. She spotted her mom in the crowd and headed in her direction. Sakura looked just like her mom as people would constantly tell her except her mother had red hair. As soon as her daughter was close enough, her mom pulled her into a big, warm hug.

"Mom," Sakura started, trying to break away, feeling hotter standing so close together.

"I know, you don't care for hugs," her mom said. "You could at least let me; I do not get to see you that often."

Her mom gave her a once over and she immediately frowned.

"Oh Sakura, it seems like everytime you come back your clothes just keep get baggier and baggier," her mother complained. "How are you going to attract any cute guys?" she smiled.

She then pointed over to a group of guys staring at a girl who hardly had on any clothes. Her shorts were super short and the tube top wasn't helping one bit.

"Please mom," Sakura begged. "I don't want to attract any guys, I like the way I am." And besides, I don't think anyone's interested."

"You do not know that, you hardly give any of them the time of day."

"Whatever," Sakura scoffed, already tired of the subject. Sakura followed her mother outside with her suitcases. The heat was even more unbearable outside. Sakura picked up speed as she spotted her mom's green jeep.

"Well that going to change," her mother giggled to herself as she unlocked the doors.

"What do you mean," Sakura glared as she wiped sweat off her forehead. She quickly threw her luggage in her the backseat; she turned to open her front door when her mom decided that now was the perfect time to give her the news.

"I enrolled you in beauty school for the entire summer, isn't that great?" Her mother smiled, jumping up in down.

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Sakura screamed in horror loudly in the parking lot.

3 months later: First Day of School (Konoha High Prep)

Kids started to crowd into the campus green. Students meeting up with old friends, looking at the new outfits, and new faces at school, teachers telling everyone to settle down.

Strolling on to the fresh grass appeared Naruto, Gaara, Kiba, Shino, and Shikamaru.

"Hey look, fresh meat!" boomed an upper-class man loudly.

"Maybe we should leave," Naruto said, scared of the larger students who looked like they could squash him like a bug.

"What a drag," Shikamaru stated, bored on the first day already.

"Look at all the hot girls," Kiba smiled, turning his hand as they walked past them.

The guys then looked around as well. He sure was right; lots of them were walking, talking, giggling, and pointing at them.

"They looked over here, they must like me," Kiba smirked, fixing his hair.

"Who would like you?" Gaara said.

"Yeah you never even had a girlfriend before," Shino stated.

"And I don't think any girl would date someone with dog breath," Gaara pointed out.

"I could get ANY girl," Kiba blushed.

"Ummm…guys do you see Sakura," Shikamaru asked.

The guys' laughs soon died as they look around for their pink-haired friend. It would be easy to spot her in a crowd.

"I do not see her," Gaara said, looking for her trademark baggy pants.

"She did not even answer my e-mail," Kiba said.

"Or call us," Shikamaru sighed.

"She hasn't contacted us at all this summer," Shino said softly.

"Oh no, Sakura had been aliens," Naruto screamed. "Beep-bop-bop-beep-pop."

"Shut up, dobe," Gaara said. "Those are robot noises," Gaara corrected him.

"Umm….then it was those darn robots," Naruto said. "Beep-bop-beep-bop," he continued.

The bell ringed and they wasted no time heading to their homeroom. They found room A215 and opened the door to discover their teacher wasn't even there yet.

The guys found six good seats in the back and saved the last one for Sakura. Soon there was a poof at the front of the class. They all looked up to see a man. A mask, his eye covered, and he had silver hair. What kind of teacher did they have?

"Hello, students," he said. "I'm Kakashi-sensei and I will be your homeroom teacher, unfortunately," he finished, sitting on the edge of the desk.

Kakashi reached into his green jacket to fish out a small orange book.

"Everyone please take a seat, while I call role," he said.

Feet shuffled across the floor as everyone sat down quickly ready to get the first day started.

"Well first before we start that, we have a group of new students that are new to the area," he stated. "First, is Rock Lee," he announced, opening the door for someone to come inside.

Everyone turned towards the front to stare at the person smiling brightly back at them. Big eyes, bushy eyebrows, bowl-cut hair and a very tight green jumpsuit were the things that stood out the most.

"Weirdo," Naruto whispered to Shino.

"Please do introduce yourself," their teacher said while he opened his book, not paying any attention.

"My name is Rock Lee and I love YOUTH!" he screamed, making nearly everyone in the classroom jump, startled. "Youth is what keeps us together and helps us help the world. It is our glue!" he gleamed.

He walked up to a random girl's desk and pointed a finger at her. "Do you have youth?" He asked.

"Do you?" He asked someone else.

"Do you?" He asked Naruto.

"Get your finger out of my face," Naruto growled.

"Okay that's enough," Kakashi said, noticing the annoyed glares from other students in the classroom. "You can take your seat," he finished.

The door then opened to reveal two new guys. They looked a lot alike except one had longer hair pulled into a ponytail and lines down his face and the one other had spiky hair that resembled a chicken.

"These exchange students are from Fire Academy," said Kakashi.

"My name is Itachi Uchiha," said the taller one.

A scream came from all the girls in the classroom.

"Great," mumbled Kiba. "Another fan girl club."

The "Uchiha" was tall and muscular. His face had a strong muscle jaw and lines running down his face made him look tough.

"And you?" Kakashi asked speaking into his book.

"I'm Sasuke Uchiha," he said boredly.

Another scream came from the room.

The other Uchiha was only a little shorter than his elder brother and seemed less friendly.

"Good, you can take your seats, I think we've had enough introductions for one day," he said.

The door to the classroom opened wide to reveal a teacher and a student.

"Sorry to bother you Kakashi, but you got another one," Anko said before leaving.

More screams came from the girls as they took in the boy's features. His long brown hair was in a loose ponytail and his white eyes made him even more handsome.

"My name is Neji Hygua," he announced to the classroom.

"Have a seat then as I call role," Kakashi instructed him, putting down his book.

"Okay umm…Ino?"



"Believe it!"




A loud dog bark echoed through the classroom.

"Okay I'll take that as a yes…Gaara?"



"How troublesome."


Loud crunching noises were heard after a muttered yes.



"Sakura," Kakashi said, now making it further down the list.

No one answered.

"Haruno Sakura," he repeated again, looking around the room.

The door busted open as a pink haired girl walked in. She walked over to the sensei and did a deep bow.

"I am so sorry for my tardiness, sensei," she said.

"That is fine," Kakashi responded. "Please take a seat," he smiled.

She then turned to face the class.

"S-Sa-k-u-r-a," Naruto stuttered.

Sorry! It just had to end right there. But, don't worry as a treat I'll make sure the next chapter will be longer. Hope you guys liked it. Don't forget to review!