A/N: Hello, everyone!!! This is the first chapter of my story- the revised one. Hope you enjoy it and give me feedback.
Disclaimer:I don't own Naruto.
You Only Live Twice
Chapter 1: A new beginning
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."-Maria Robinson
A black Mercedes pulled in the big parking lot of Konoha High School, leaving some of the students curious with who might be in it. They didn't have to wait too long to find out because as soon as the car stopped the door opened rather forcefully and a blond haired girl came out. Her baby blue eyes shone brightly to the sun, as she fixed her high pony tail.
"Move out of the way, Ino," came another voice inside the car. A foot shot out right after that and pushed the blonde out of the way, not so lightly. A girl with brown hair, tied in two Chinese buns, stepped out and stretched. Her brown eyes looked around her as she followed the blonde.
"Geez, Tenten, did you have to shove me with your foot," asked Ino as she tried to look at her behind. "Look, now I have your footprint on my butt."
Before the brunette could reply though, another voice cut in, "Don't even start, you two." A girl with blue-blackish hair hopped off, while trying to fix her over sized coat. Her unusual white eyes also looked around with curiosity, as she still struggled with her coat.
"Seriously, Hinata, why do you wear that…paper bag?" asked another girl that just came out of the car. If you thought Hinata's eyes were weird then this girl's hair is even more unusual. It was pink. Her green eyes were covered in sunglasses, which she took off to get a good look at their new school.
"I want to make a good first impression," countered the dark haired girl who finally managed to get the garment in place.
"Sakura's right, you know. Nobody wants to see you faint from overheat," said the last girl. Her dark blond hair was tied in four pigtails and her eyes were a strange tint of brown.
"See, even Temari agrees."
Said girl closed the door as soon as she got off the car. It sped of so quickly that it left tracks behind and almost crashed in another car that just came in.
"All I asked was if he had found himself a girlfriend," muttered Ino referring to the driver.
Not far away from the girls another car pulled off in one of the few free spots left. As soon as it halted a blond haired boy shot out of the door and sprawled on the ground, breathing fast.
"Whoever gave Sasuke-teme driving license has to get a life sentence," he muttered to no one in particular. After him, another four guys exited the car a lot more calmly than the first one.
A guy with a short black hair and deep black eyes spoke first, "Come on, dickless, it wasn't that bad. It's been worse."
"Are you kidding me, Sai? Wasn't that bad? Tell that to my mum when I end up in a hospital bed," shot back the blond boy as he stood up from the ground and dusted himself up. "AND I AM NOT DICKLESS!!!! My name is Naruto! Use it."
By now they had the attention of every student in the parking lot and the other three boys didn't like it at all.
"Hey, morons, be quiet. Or do you want another meeting with Tsunade?" hissed another boy with black hair, a little longer than Sai's. The same one that drove the car.
"Well aren't you brighter than the sunshine, Uchiha?" piped in a boy with brown hair and strangely enough he had the same white eyes as Hinata. Sasuke only regarded him with a glare that could set a building on fire.
"What a drag…Neji don't annoy Sasuke. Sasuke pull that stick out of your ass. Naruto quiet down. Sai don't use that word anymore; it's plain creepy." Shikamaru most of the time was the one to make peace between the other four, with his laid back attitude.
"When will this cousin of yours come, Neji?" asked Sai as he leaned on the car and pulled his cell phone out.
"Right about now," was his reply as soon as he saw a black Mercedes speeding out of the campus. Five girls came into a view and Neji wanted to smack his head against the hood of the car. Not only did he have to deal with her but also her friends who were, as his uncle described, worse that a natural disaster.
He lifted his hand rather awkwardly and signaled for her to come. As soon as the girls were near enough, she bowed down granting him respect. His friends either looked at him with raised brows or were trying to hide their laughter.
"Hinata, seriously, there is no need for you to do that. Straiten up." The girl looked up at him and smiled awkwardly while tucking a strand of her hair behind her ear. The girls behind her looked at the girl rather strangely. And why wouldn't they? Hinata only bowed to her father and no one else. Seeing her doing it now was really awkward.
"I'm sorry for bothering you with this, Neji, but our transfer was really rushed," she explained before turning to her friends. "Those are my friends-Sakura, Ino, Tenten and Temari."
Each girl waved awkwardly, not being used to all this formal talk. Neji nodded to them but quickly turned his attention back to Hinata, "What I was wondering is why did you transfer here?"
He could see the way Hinata's shoulders tensed and her breath was cut off. It was for a second before she smiled softly and opened her mouth to answer. But she was interrupted.
"He doesn't know?" asked the platinum blond quietly, but apparently not enough.
"I don't know what?"
This time all of them tensed and gave Ino a scolding look. It was almost as if they were hiding something. Neji looked behind his back to his friends to see them looking suspiciously at the newly arrived girls.
"You don't know that… the school was really…disgusting." blurted out Tenten and looked at the other girls for support.
"Yeah, um…really disgusting…and her father thought it wasn't good enough for his daughter." finished Sakura, laughing nervously. Neji raised an eyebrow at their bad cover up but decided to let it go. But apparently Sasuke didn't.
"Then why are the four of you here?" he asked rudely causing the four girls to stiffen.
"Dude…" muttered Naruto while elbowing him in the ribs.
Sakura was ready to retort, Temari right behind her, but Hinata knew where to cut in, "We should go to the office to get our schedules."
The principal's assistant- Shizune was a rather nice woman even though she looked tired and worried. The girls only got to meet her since the principal had a 'very important work to do'. They learned that she was also the school nurse and a very close friend to the head mistress- Tsunade. How many things you can learn from asking a simple question like 'Can we have our schedules?'
So far the school seemed normal, like every other. Although, it was bigger than most. Shizune was nice enough to give the girls a map, just in case they got lost. And currently, they were trying to find the room for their first class, which was History. The girls were already a little late because half of the time Ino held the map upside down.
But finally, after wandering the halls for 10 minutes, Temari managed to find the room. She knocked once at the door and without waiting for an answer, opened it and walked in. She saw a tall man with beard who, strangely enough, had a cigarette in his mouth. He was in the middle of writing the name of the lesson when they had interrupted.
The man blinked a few times, turned away from the black board and towards them. Tenten handed him a note she got from the assistant. When the teacher read it his expression changed. He looked at each girl individually as if he was trying to read them. It wasn't long before he cleared his throat.
"You must be the new girls. Welcome to History class. I'm Asuma Sarutobi but just Asuma is fine." He looked around the room to check if there were enough seats before turning back to the newcomers. "Find yourselves seats and pay attention to the lesson."
Well, for a history teacher Asuma seemed cool and a bit young. He didn't try to make the lessons interesting but his size and the aura around him made the students listen carefully…or at least not make a sound.
Sakura managed to spot the blond haired guy from the parking lot as she settled at the back of the class with Temari. He waved at her but she brushed him off quickly. It would be better to settle down first and then maybe make some new friends.
Finding biology class was like a whole new adventure. Even though Konoha High had a lot of students most of them weren't that friendly with newcomers. But eventually, a boy named Idate was kind enough to give them directions before smiling widely at them, especially Hinata. Somehow Sakura had a feeling he wasn't as kind as he seemed.
Biology class was really something else. They were supposed to learn about the structure of the cells but instead, they were listening to the teacher's exaggerated stories about women. Sakura learned from Nej that his name was Jiraya, since the old man didn't even introduce himself to them.
And when Sakura though there can't be any weirder teachers then those two, third period came and the girls were introduced to Kakashi. He was the English teacher but looked nothing like it. Almost his whole face was covered with a mask, only leaving his right eye to the public. But that wasn't the weirdest thing about him. He actually came 20 minutes later with face buried in a porn book. Kakashi only waved at the new girls before giving some papers to a kid in front to pass down.
The cafeteria was even bigger than the gym in their previous school. Students went back and forth, looking either for a table or their friends. The food looked good too. Better than anything Sakura's mother ever tried to make.
The five girls settled on one of the bigger tables near the widow which provided a great view of the whole campus and beyond. As soon as they sat, Tenten bit on her hamburger while Ino made a face and poked her salad. Sometimes the blonde envied her friend for eating whatever she wanted without gaining weight or ruining her figure. Hinata looked around once more before she too settled down next to Sakura, who was eating almost as eagerly as Tenten. Temari soon joined them with her trey.
Everything seemed to pass okay for the day. All of them were at their best behavior which was really unbelievable and nobody seemed to case trouble. Well, this was about to change.
Clicking of heels could be heard nearing them but none of the girls paid attention until it stopped next to their table. Sakura stopped chewing and moved her eyes to the right only to see an exposed tummy and a belly button ring. She didn't need to look at the face of the owner to know that this was the queen bee of the school.
Despite that, she lifted her head to see a red haired girl with glasses glaring down at her. Her red eyes were narrowed in slots as she looked at the other girls. Behind her were her followers.
"Do you have a problem or something?" asked Temari. If someone wanted a fight, she would always be the first to jump in. Tenten shook her head, 'This should be fun.'
"Actually, yes I have a problem. Just because you are new around here doesn't excuse you from breaking the rules." The girls looked at her like she was an alien, showing that they didn't know what she was talking about. The redhead frowned, "This is the table where we sit."
The crowd behind her nodded and came forward as if trying to make their point without words. With their support, the girl seemed to become even smugger than before. That certainly didn't make Sakura happy.
"Excuse me but apparently you know who we are. How come we don't know who you are?"
The girl seemed taken aback by the girl's answer before her blood started to boil. Nobody talked to her like that and got away with it. She hit the table with her fist causing Hinata's drink to almost spill, "The name is Karin. Now if you would just move your asses away from our table, I'll forget about everything and won't make your lives miserable."
It was as if somebody was pulling Karin's nails one by one. Nobody has ever made her this angry before. Nobody has ever stood up to her. Those five rebels need to be squashed before others start to riot too.
But before she could say anything else another voice cut in, a far deeper one, "Karin."
It was only her name that Neji had spoken but it was like the girl was stricken by a lightning. Her face phased from a red angry one to a pleasant and smiley. She turned around to face the tall boy, who had made his way through the crowd.
"Is there any problem with my cousin?"
At first the redhead didn't realize what he was talking about. Her eyes shifted between the girls and Neji a few times. Then it hit her. That raven haired excuse of a girl was his relative.
She wanted to scream, stomp her foot on the floor, roll around, curse, cry. Anything! Just to let her anger out. Those girls were like a disease without a cure. Karin muttered a few excuses before leaving the cafeteria. Well, not without walking into a boy with white hair on her way out.
The boy stumbled a bit and looked after the fuming girl.
"I thought I smelled a cat fight," he muttered to himself before joining his friend.
Karin ended up eating on the rooftop of the school along with her 'dearest friends'. The girl stuffed French fries in her mouth while her eyes glared daggers at the nearest wall. None of the other girls dared to say anything to her right now in fear that she might just let her anger out n them.
"Cousin? Can you believe it?" she chanted while smashing her cup of diet coke. "That little girl wearing a sack has the same blood as Neji Hyuuga." Karin threw the smashed cup at the wall in frustration before continuing, "And that pink haired bitch, the way she talked to me is unacceptable."
The red head stood up suddenly and started pacing back and forth. Her friends just watched quietly, knowing that she was thinking of a plan.
"They need to be smashed," she muttered before turning to them. "Make sure their stay here is hell. For now, we are going to stay low because Neji looks after them. But when I come up with a plan and get an opening, they'll want to crawl back to Suna as soon as possible."
For Karin, this was a start of a war.
Today seemed like the fest of the weird teachers. And this one wasn't any different. Usually, you expect you P.E. teacher to wear gym clothes but not spandex. Doesn't this school have any rules about dressing at all? Well, seeing Gai wearing this was the answer Sakura wanted.
But the weirdness didn't stop there. A mini replica of the teacher jumped out of nowhere wearing the same green spandex and hugged the teacher, while crying and shouting something about youth. Later, the girls learned that the boy was called Lee.
The weirdness didn't stop there either because Lee decided to proclaim his undying love for Sakura seconds after he spotted her. Talk about moving fast. Thankfully or not, it depends on how you look at it, Gai made the students run 10 laps around the whole gym and Sakura could actually escape Lee's clutches.
Karin kept her distance through the whole class and the girls were thankful. But something about the way she and her crew looked at them made Sakura feel a bit uneasy.
At the end of the class, Gai reminded the members of the basketball crew about practice and the start of the season. It wasn't a surprise that Sasuke, Sai, Naruto, Neji and Shikamaru were in the team. They seemed to be rally popular here. But what surprised Sakura was that Sasuke was the ace of the team. Naruto looked more of the sporty type than him. Sasuke was more of a flower boy to her.
But apparently first impressions are most of the time false.
"I feel like barfing," wailed Ino as she sat on the bench in the locker room. It was true that Gai really was passionate about his job but the students didn't feel the same way, except Lee.
"Tell me about it. My legs turned into jelly," followed Temari while rubbing her sore feet.
"Whoever scheduled gym after lunch needs a serious beat up," added Tenten who was sprawled on a bench next to Hinata.
"I know someone else who needs a serious beat up," said another voice, new but painfully familiar. Sakura almost wanted to cringe at the high pitched sound of Karin's voice while Tenten looked at the ceiling as if prying.
The pink haired girl turned around to face the redhead, "You know. I agree. This person is just begging for it." She showed Karin a mirror right after that. The self proclaimed queen bee didn't seem pleased.
The redhead slapped the mirror away from her hand with a forced smile. "Don't get too cocky, sweetheart. I just wanted to tell you that what we started in the cafeteria isn't over." Her eyes averted to Hinata as she continued, "We'll finish this when big cousin Neji isn't around to save little princess."
Without sparing another glance at the girls caring turned around and left with two other companions. Ino shook her head at her back and slumped back on the bench.
"And it's only the first day."
Nobody mentioned about their last encounter with Karin. It's not like they didn't like Neji but he seemed so stiff and serious. He would probably go straight to the head mistress.
The fest of the weir teachers continued in Chemistry class where the girls met the most unusual teacher ever. And his unusualness wasn't a good one. While Asuma was just slightly weird because of his smoking habits, Jiraya was weird because of his pervert ness and Kakashi because of his appearance and tardiness, Orochimaru was weird because he was plain creepy.
What's so creepy you ask? Lest start with the fact that he was unusually pale. Sai was pale too but this was on a whole new level. He wore purple make up on his eyes which were a weird shade of yellow and brown. His tongue and speech made the girls associate him with a snake. The weirdest thing about him was that he had a really disturbing affection towards Sasuke. The way Orochimaru rolled his name out of his mouth made Sakura shiver. And apparently she wasn't the only one who had noticed that because Ino and Hinata seemed utterly scared.
As soon as the bell rang the girls gathered their stuff quickly and bolted out of the classroom.
Art class with Kurenai seemed to be more relaxing after Chemistry. She seemed to be the most normal teacher here even though she was a bit stern. Oh, and she was also pregnant. The woman had a hard time moving between the rows and managed to knock out a cup of dirty water on the floor. Later, Naruto explained that Asuma was the father of the child, while grinning and wiggling his brows suggestively. Sakura had the urge to hit him on the head but Sasuke beat her to it.
Psychology was another nerve-racking class the girls had to endure. The teacher, Ibiki, was a man who had difficulty walking into the room without knocking his head in the door-frame. He looked more like a wrestler than a teacher and when he asked for introduction of the newcomers, the girls felt like they were being interrogated.
After meeting with so many teachers, each with their own…specifics, no hope was left that the music teacher would be any different. Sakura could imagine it- he or she was probably an unmarried alcoholic with lots of cats or birds.
But she was in for a big surprise. The moment the girls entered the music cabinet they were greeted with…sun. That's what Temari thought when she first saw her teacher. His smile was almost as shining as the sunshine. His eyes were so blue that Ino thought she was lost in the ocean and his blonde hair-
Wait, back up. Blonde hair, big blue eyes, a fox-like grin. Somehow it seemed familiar.
"Are you seeing what I'm seeing?" asked Tenten still gawking at the teacher.
"A hotter version of Naruto?" asked Ino. That got a playful glare from Temari.
"Maybe there is a tradition for students to copy their favorite teacher's look?" Hinata tried to reason. It seemed believable after what they say in P.E. with Gai and Lee. Sakura still got shivers at the thought of Lee.
As if on cue, Naruto turned up with Sasuke tagging along behind them. The other three were talking with that brown hired guy that helped him earlier-Idate. The conversation didn't look pleasant from their point of view.
"Are they okay?" asked Hinata with a worried face. Naruto waved it off immediately and pushed the inside the room. The dream teacher finally spotted them and grinned even wider.
"Oh, you must be the new students. I see you've met my son Naruto. Welcome to my class."
The girls gaped…and gaped…and gaped. Goodbye dream teacher and hello married man with a teenage child.
A/N: This is it. I combined three chapters in one longer one!!! I'm pretty pleased with what came out. This is probably the longest chapter I've wrote.
As you probably noticed, I changed a lot of things. I made Sakura and Sai not knowing each other and instead made Hinata and Neji cousins. This way it seemed more true to the story to me. Also, I added more Karin because I have plans for her later. Also I described the teachers because that way I wanted to show the girls' reflections on things.
Almost nothing of the previous chapter is left and there will be other changes too since I want to connect the whole story from the beginning. There weren't a lot of the boys here but I want to take things slowly with their relationships.
I also am thinking of changing to name of the story but I still haven't thought enough about it. If you have any suggestions, share the, with me if you want. Thank you for the patience. R&R