Bwahahaha! Oh, how long I've wanted to do a ItaHina story:-)

We are going to assume Hinata is 7 and Itachi is 12.
I don't own Naruto. But no one has really asked me if I did. :-)

I dedicated this one to PersianLady, whose writing skills clearly surpass mine.


Where Does Rain Come From?

Chapter 1

"And that students, concludes today's lessons. Please don't forget that we are having brief exams next week, and I hope all of you have been practicing."

Iruka gently sat down in his teacher's desk, looking at the children who would someday become strong, capable shinobi. There was one which he particularly was paying attention to, the blond loudmouth.

"I don't need to practice, Iruka-sensei!" Naruto yelled loudly so that everyone snickered and laughed at the stupid boy. But one girl did not laugh, but simply blushed and looked down.

"Naruto! Everyone knows that you need to practice!" Iruka yelled back, annoyed at his false confidence.

Naruto simply laughed, and when it was about time to go, Iruka made a final announcement.

"Don't forget that tutorial services are being offered by the Academy. If you would like some extra help, there are tutors available on that scroll. Just sign your name up. Even I am offering." Iruka said, smiling at all his students.

"Bah! Like anyone would want to be tutored by you!" Naruto talked back, making all the students laugh. The tired teacher shook his head again. The poor boy...so young, yet so confident in himself.

The class was dismissed, with the majority of the young ones huddling around the scroll that was posted.

"Hey! Look everyone! My big sister is tutoring!" One kid yelled. Some kids cheered and signed their names by her name. A few other kids signed up for other tutors as well.

Naruto looked slightly skeptical. He stood afar off, watching all the others squealing and being so happy with each other: they seemed to be connected somehow, and he himself was not apart of that. He sighed and turned around, surprised there was a little girl behind him.

"Hi! What's your name?" He asked the timid girl. She immediately turned red and looked down, feeling slightly dizzy.

"A-ano...uh...H-h-hyuuga...Hinata..." She was turning more red by the second. Naruto was concerned.

"You okay? You look awfully red...Oh! Are you signing up for a tutor?"

Hinata shook her head softly.

"I...I might. A-are...y-you?"

"Nah! I don't need a tutor! But since Iruka told me after class that he will tutor me whether I like it or not, I don't have a choice." He laughed loudly. Hinata blushed and smiled softly.

"Well, see you around, Hinata-chan!" He waved bye and ran off. Hinata was as red as an apple. One girl noticed this.

"Hinata-chan? You okay?" Sakura inquired. The little pink haired girl was shy, but around Hinata she felt very friendly.

"O-oh..I'm f-fine...thank you, Sakura-chan..." Hinata said, bowing politely and smiling.

"Oh, Hinata-chan! I'm signing up for a tutor! Are you?"

"I...I...I guess...I will..." Hinata said, nervously.

"You better hurry up then! Almost all the spots have been taken up!" Sakura went off with Ino, who was waiting for her by the entrance.

Hinata slowly approached the scroll, her eyes glancing over the names that were listed. Sakura was right, there were very few spots available. In fact, every tutor that was listed had all their slots full.

Except one person.

One kid was beside her, also looking at the names.

"Damnit! There are no more spots left!" The boy beside her was gruffy looking, and had a little puppy on his head. She smiled softly, and pointed to the remaining tutor who had no signatures by his name.

"T-there's one t-tutor...left...he d-doesn't..have...any name beside him..." She said softly.

"Hm? Oh yeah. Oh, wait. Hahaha!" He laughed loudly, making Hinata flinch slightly.

"Well, you would have to be out of your mind to choose that guy." He said, changing his voice dramatically.

"W-why...?" She asked softly.

"That guy is weird. They say he is the strongest guy on this list...he is going to become an ANBU. He's freakishly powerful...everyone is terrified of him. Oh well, my big sister is tutoring me anyways, I don't need one." He shrugged and walked off.

Hinata watched the boy leave, feeling slightly disappointed. She was more curious about this tutor. Sure, Neji could probably tutor her, but recently he had been in a bitter disposition against her. And her father would probably be too busy anyways. She would like to become strong and make her father proud...and she needed all the help she could get. Nervously, she picked up the ink pen and signed her name by the tutor.

Hyuuga Hinata.

And softly, she traced the letters of her tutor's name.

Uchiha Itachi.


Short, I know.
Will be updated soon!