Disclaimer: I don't have anything to do with Naruto characters or its production.
Warning: Yaoi and bad language. Alternate universe.
Prologue: A World of Silent and Darkness
Supposed today, he had a lecture to attend to but his 'Vector Mathematic Applications' lecturer was absent again.
Really, Professor Hatake Kakashi needed to take his work more seriously. Today was his fourth absent this week. The Mathematic Department staff said Professor Hatake was sick.
Ceh, that lying jerk. Naruto knew better. That lazy bastard was definitely not sick. Either he was engrossed with his porn books and forgot the time or he was so engrossed in his porn books and forgot the time. It was not a real surprise for Naruto to have known this because that lecturer of his was his grandpa's greatest fan.
Although it was very embarrassing to admit this, Naruto's grandpa was the author of said porn books. He couldn't keep track on how many times Professor Hatake had came to their house to check on books update – that man was a bit obsessed, really.
Well, never mind. As long as he could have passed the course and managed to graduate from University of Fire, he didn't really mind about those absents and the absentee. After all, he was able to gain free time from no lecture, so he could sit at the bench in the park and watched people. Naruto liked to observe people – he could learn a lot from their body language. He was one of the few people who was capable of reading people emotion from their body language.
It was like his fifth sense. Maybe because he couldn't hear that he was given this specialty.
Naruto was born a normal child but because of that one accident – that also took his parents' life – he became deaf.
Not many people knew about this. One, because he was such an energetic and naughty boy who liked to play prank on unsuspecting people, he looked so normal. Two, because he didn't really have friends to tell. As far as he remembered, the only friend he had ever had was his elementary teacher, Iruka-sensei and his sketch book.
Yup, sketch book. Naruto liked to draw – he liked to capture people emotion in all his drawings. When time like these came (no lecture day) he would sit in the park and draw. Today, he was sketching three kids playing with their Frisbee. The kids were funny. One of them – who acted as their leader – wore a muffler around his neck although it was a fairly warm day today. The second boy wore spectacle and had snot running out of his nose constantly. The last of the group was a girl with her hair made into two buns.
The muffler boy was shouting instructions at the snot-boy to stand guard at a distance opposite him. Giving all his energy into that throw, as expected, the Frisbee flew high, passed through the snot-boy to come close to a nearby bench. This situation usually didn't raise any alarm but since there was a man sitting on the bench, the situation had became a little bit dangerous.
From what Naruto could see, the man didn't make any sign to move.
Naruto looked at the kids for a second to see if they were gonna catch the Frisbee before it hit the black-haired guy.
They were frozen in shock – not a likely reaction to stop the Frisbee.
Since Naruto couldn't shout for the man to dunk, he ran towards the man as fast as he could and pushed him down on the bench just before the Frisbee could have hit the black-haired man's head.
In that collision, two pairs of lips met. Both parties quickly separated their bodies from each other. Naruto was embarrassed but he determined to ignore it.
\What do you think you are doing? Why didn't you dodge that?\
Naruto was frantically made some hand signals. In his frantic, he forgot that most people didn't understand them (hand signals).
"What do you think you are doing?!" The man hissed through his teeth, angry that he was pushed down suddenly by an unknown person.
Naruto quickly grabbed a piece of paper and wrote his earlier questions on it. He showed the paper to that man.
No reaction. That man didn't even look at the paper.
Naruto flipped the paper in front of his red eyes.
Still no reaction.
Is he blind? No wonder he didn't dodge the Frisbee!
How can I explain this to him?
Naruto looked at the man clenched hands. He took one of them and unclenched it.
"Hey!" the black-haired man started to protest.
Quickly, Naruto wrote on the man's palm using his finger.
# I'm sorry.#
"I'm sorry?" the red-eyed man tried to translate.
#There was a flying Frisbee came towards your head. I was just trying to help.#
"Hn. Thank you."
Naruto let go of the hand. He never saw this man before. Maybe he was new here. Really, he couldn't tell that this man was blind. His red eyes, albeit a bit creepy, looked like normal eyes. Furthermore, there was no cane nearby. Naruto had no idea how he could have got here alone without any help.
"Here, Sasuke. Your drink. After this, I'm taking you back to your house."
"Hn," was the only reply from the man named Sasuke.
Naruto was gaping, pointing his finger at the newcomer.
\What are you doing here?\ He quickly made the hand gestures.
"Ahhh….Naruto. You are here too. So, you two have met, huh?"
Kakashi ruffled Sasuke's hair.
"F-- off, Kakashi." Kakashi just chuckled at Sasuke's rude remark.
"Ahh…you see, he's not really a cheerful type. But please get well along with him, ok?"
With his hands, Kakashi made some signals,
A short prologue. Kinda hurry too. A new try for me.