Chapter 1

Minato Namikaze, Konoha's yellow flash. Back before I lived in the land of the whirlpool I had lived in Konoha and grew up with Minato. He was just another kid back then. Who would have thought that he would grow up to be so strong? We were in the middle of the third great ninja war and were supposed to flee on site if we saw him. He was just like I remembered. He still had wild blond hair and piercing blue eyes that seemed to take in everything. I had to get out of here. He was using some justu. I think it was called "The Flying Thunder God technique" and killing all of my comrades. I started to slowly retreat. I saw a flash of yellow and before I could even scream he had a kunai pressed to my neck. I gasped and froze.

"Kushina Uzumaki." He said, reading from his bingo book "Wanted for countless raids against Konoha and for deflecting from the village 5 years ago. You have quite a track record Kushina chan." I flushed red. I hated when people (especially Minato) spoke informally to me. It was to intimate for my liking.

"You remember me Hokage-sama! I'm flattered." I said rolling my eyes. He grabbed a piece of my hair and began twirling it with his free hand. I flushed bright red. I had always had feelings for Minato and we used to date before I deflected. He brought my face close to his.

"You grew your hair out. I like it better when it's long. So, why did you leave the village Kushina chan? I missed you." He whispered. I sighed. I hated to relive the past, but I had to give him an answer so I used my favorite line.

"I had my reasons Minato. Now can you let me go?" He still had the kunai pressed to my throat and his other hand was still playing with my hair. He chuckled and wrapped one of his arms around my waist.

"I don't want to." He said in a teasing tone. I think he forgot that I was an enemy from a different village and that I was not his girlfriend anymore.

"Listen Minato, I don't plan on letting you take me back to the village."

"You don't have much of a choice Kushina." His voice was suddenly serious and border line scary. He lowered his kunai, but his arm still held me tightly. I looked into his blue eyes. They were dead serious. He wasn't going to let me go back to the land of the whirlpool. I began to struggle and thrash but all he did was hold me tighter.

"Let me go you jack- " Just then he pressed his lips against mine. I broke off our kiss. I wasn't going to get hurt again. He didn't really get the message though. He leaned in and kissed me a second time.

"Stop" I yelled "I don't want to do this!" He took my hand in his and looked me in the eye. We were silent for a minute before he finally said

"Why not?" I was about to explain that I didn't want him or need him when three genin appeared. I checked their headbands and confirmed that they were from Konoha.

"Sensei!" said the one with silver hair "We completed our mission already." He looked at me with critical eyes "Who is that?" he asked disgust coloring his tone. I was starting to get pissed. Who did this BRAT think he was?

"MY name is Kushina Uzumaki. I am a ninja from the land of the whirlpool." I pointed to my headband. "See this brat? This means I'm YOUR enemy." I turned to Minato and put my hands on my hips. "Minato who is this brat?" Minato smiled at me sheepishly.

"His name is Kakashi and this is Obito and Rin." I glanced at them. Obito looked like an Uchiha and had dorky goggles and Rin's hands were so smooth that she had to be a medical ninja. That or she was completely useless. I sighed and turned to Minato.

"You got stuck with a bunch of talent less kids even though your hokage? That sucks." I smiled at him and laughed. He laughed with me which really got to Obito I guess.

"Sensei! She is an enemy ninja! You should have killed her on site! Yet you two are holding hands and calling each other by your first names!" My face turned red. It wasn't my fault that Minato was holding my hands. It felt natural to call each other by our first names though. While I was lost in my thoughts I could hear Minato yelling at Obito about how he has no respect and about how I'm not a real enemy no matter what I said.

"This is boring Minato. I'm going back to my home now." I turned to walk away but he caught my hand. He whirled me around and in one motion slung me over his shoulder.

"L-Let me go" I shouted. My face was scarlet. He just laughed and shook his head. His students were watching us in disbelief

"You originally lived in Konoha remember? So technically I'm following your wishes and letting you go home!" I stared at him in disbelief and he just smiled back at me. That bastard! After a very long and, on my part, miserable journey we finally got to Konoha. Minato put me down and wrapped one arm around my waist.

"Isn't it good to be back Kushina? You've been gone for five years so a lot has happened and changed. Like the old man stepping down and giving me his title." I glared at him.

"Oh joy! I couldn't be happier to be here right now!" I said sarcastically "and can you let go of me. I can't walk like this."

"On one condition." He said with a mischievous smile. "You have to give me your word that you will not deflect again without telling me you're leaving." My mouth fell open. Damn it! He remembered my ninja code "never go back on your word"! That bastard just trapped me in the village again! Fuck!

"Fine! I give you my word. Now what? Am I going to jail or the ANBU blacktops?" I said through gritted teeth. He caressed my cheek and held my face between his hands.

"Like I would let you rot away in a jail cell. You now have a job as a teacher at the academy or as a sensei like me." I sighed and said something that he didn't expect.

"I'd like to have the job that will give me the most time with children." He looked totally shocked. He was waiting for me to say "just kidding" or something but I wasn't joking.

"Why do you suddenly want to spend time with kids?" He asked "You hated them before. You were always complaining about how loud they were . . ." He trailed off.

"Since I left the village all I have wanted was to do with my life was to get married and raise some kids. I'm sick of being a ninja! I'm sick of hurting people and I'm tired of fighting. I want a new reason to live and I want someone who needs me as much as I need them." I said with a perfectly straight face. I was waiting for him to laugh at me or make some dirty joke but he didn't. He just said "oh" and went into deep thought.

He showed me to the academy where I was reintroduced to many of my old friends. They all accepted my return; no questions asked. There were lots of kids running around outside and some were even practicing justu. Minato turned at me and smiled.

"Sorry, but I can't stay. I got to go file a report about your return." He said. He smiled at me and suddenly grabbed me and kissed me in front of everyone. A few kids went "Gross!" But Minato ignored them. He kissed me for a few seconds more. Then he let go of me and ran off waving.

"Who'd care if you stayed!?" I shouted at him. I already knew my face was bright red and I could feel everyone's curious stares on my back. It was always like this with him. He'd make me feel like a fool without even trying. I sighed and walked up to my old friend Hina Hyuuga. She was holding a clipboard trying to take attendance. I don't know why she even bothered. I mean it was the middle of their free period.

"Hina-san" I called "Would you mind showing me to my classroom and office?" She turned and smiled sweetly at me. Her eyes were just as I remembered; pupil less.

"Of course! I almost forgot! You know I can be a scatter brain sometimes! As soon as I finish this I will help. You can sit at my desk while you wait." She pointed to a desk at the front of the room.

"Thanks" I said. Hina was such a nice person. She was dating the future head of the Hyuuga family. The man she was dating had a terrible personality though and was always so uptight! I don't understand why she loves him, but then again love is unpredictable. I began to remember my days back in the academy. I had short hair back then and I was always in a fight with someone. I didn't get along well with girls so I mainly hung out with the boys.

Flashback

I was reading a book on the proper way to create clones when someone pulled the book out of my hands. At first I thought it was some girl trying to start with me but when I looked up some blond hair kid that I'd never seen before was staring at the cover of the book.

"How boring" He said "Why are you reading this? How come your hair is so short? How come you only hang out with boys? What is your name? Are you any good as a ninja? Do you have a boyfriend? Do yo-"

"Can YOU shut up? What's with you and the cross examination? Do you want to fight me or something?" I said. I looked at him closely. He had blue eyes that were examining me thoroughly. He was really cute to. After a few minutes of silence and after everyone had gathered around to here his response he answered.

"Since you don't have a boyfriend, you are now officially my girlfriend." He declared. My mouth fell open. Was this kid for real? No one dared to ask me out before. Yet here was this new kid who had the guts not only to ask me out but decide it on his own. I burst out laughing and so did everyone else. The new kid looked confused and he blushed slightly. He was about to yell at us but I stopped him by putting a hand on his shoulder.

"Kid, do you even know who you're asking out? I mean seriously, like I would just obediently go out with you." I grabbed a girl with long blond hair and green eyes "This is the type of girl you should ask out, not me. Well see you later kid." I turned around and walked out of the classroom (it was free period so we could be outside or inside).

"My name isn't KID" someone said. I turned around and it was that blond haired kid. He was really mad I guess about being turned down by me. I couldn't help but smirk. He was the type of guy that everyone said yes to. I was probably his first rejection. I let sarcasm color my voice.

"Oh sorry! What IS your name then KID?" I smirked again. I couldn't wait to see what he did next. All the kids were coming to watch and I couldn't blame them. The kid smirked at me and grabbed my hand. He suddenly pulled me in and kissed me on the lips. I froze. What the hell was this kid thinking?! I shoved him off and he just smirked at me. If I looked like I felt then I was looking pretty bad.

"My name is Minato Namikaze, your boyfriend." He said with a huge grin. I flushed scarlet and ran off.

End of flashback

The pencil I was holding snapped in two. I get angry every time I remember that story.