Warning : This is shounen-ai meaning boy love! If you don't like it then don't read it! I hate it when people flame just because they don't like the pairing of two guys together!
Also this is my first fanfiction so go easy on me xD lol!
Naruto had always been a troublemaker, pulling pranks on his teachers and other students but this time Naruto began to wonder if maybe he'd gone too far.
He squirmed in the wooden, uncomfortable chair on which he was seated and stared longingly at the leather comfortable looking chair on the other side of the desk.
In this chair sat a balding man, glaring at Naruto. He wasn't just any man though, he was the principle of Naruto's school - Koizumi-sensei
"Uzumaki, your father should be here any minute now." growled Koizumi-sensei, still glaring at him.
"Guardian!" The blonde bundle of energy quickly corrected.
At that moment, there was a knock at the door and in walked a man with long brown hair tied back in a pony tail.
He looked nervous as he walked in.
"Iruka!" Naruto called out.
"Umino-san, I presume? You are Uzumaki's current guardian?" Koizumi-sensei asked.
"Yes, I am. Its nice to meet you." Iruka replied, politely.
"Please take a seat" Koizumi gestured to another uncomfortable looking chair next to Naruto. (its annoying to put the -sensei bit everytime so I'll just write Koizumi)
Iruka sat down, starting to look more and more worried.
"Umino-san, your son-"
"Adoptive child!" Naruto cut in, angrily. How many times did he have to tell the man?!
"Your adoptive child is out of control. He has been given numerous warnings and detentions about his behaviour and yet he continues to make trouble. His pranks may seem harmless to him but enough is enough and it is disrupting the other students learning which I don't think is fair! Today, our history teacher who has been teaching for 20 years ran out of the room crying because of him. She then resigned." Koizumi explained.
Naruto looked at the floor. He felt a bit ashamed. He didn't think she would get that upset.
The reason Naruto played pranks was simply because his classmates had always bullied him for being an orphan. He had been in foster homes several times, none of which had lasted long and often were abusive.
He had scars all over him, the most obvious of which were the whisker-like scars on his cheeks. The scars, however just made the kids laugh at him more. The pranks were a cry for help.
The teachers didn't seee this as a cry for help, they just began to see him as a troublemaker and a muisance. Some even thought of him as a monster or a demon.
When the bulling got worse and more apparant, the teachers turned a blind eye. In their opinion, he deserved it.
Naruto began to play more and more jokes and pranks. It was his revenge.
However, he never meant for someone to quit just because of him.
"I'm afraid we are going to have to expel him." Koizumi-sensei continued.
Naruto's eyes snapped wide open.
"What?! No way!" He shouted, jumping to his feet.
He looked down at the faces of the other two. Koizumi was watching carefully with a smug aura around him.
When he looked at Iruka however, he felt ten-times worse. Iruka was not looking at him but staring determinately at the desk in front of him. His eyes showed disapointment and his face was slightly crumpled. He looked like he was about to cry.
Naruto looked away. He had already hurt Iruka enough. Fighting back would just make it worse. He should just take the expullsion and start over in a new school.
He nodded softly, accepting his punishment.
"I understand. Come on, Iruka. Lets go." Naruto said quietly.
Iruka stood up, still not looking at Naruto or making any eye contact.
They both walked towards the door and Iruka left first. Naruto glanced round, quickly at Koizumi-sensei and the smirk he was wearing said everything! 'You're a monster! YOu don't belong in this school! Get out!!' was basically what it said.
Naruto was used to being looked at in this way and this treatment, so he was surprised when he felt a stab of sadness.
He covered this up with a happy smile. He grinned at Koizumi, his eyes twinkling mischeivously. He wanted to keep up his 'happy go lucky' act right to the end.
"See ya later, ya loser!" He said, holding up the peace sign before slipping out of the room, hearing an angry snarl behind him.
Once he was out of the room, he let his smile slip and sadness fill his eyes.
He followed Iruka, who was now quite far away back down to the car, dragging his feet along the floor.
Naruto lay on his bed, sadly, his head buried in his pillow.
He wasn't sad that he wasn't going to that school anymore. That school was like his own personal hell where he was tortured and bullied every day.
What did upset him was the feeling of failure he felt in his gut. He hadn't felt failure this strong for a long time.
The ride home from school had been intensely silent. Naruto had wanted to scream, just to break the silence.
Iruka had refused to make any eye contact with him and he still wore the same disappointed look he had on in the principles office.
There was a knock on his bedroom door and Naruto called out "Come in."
Iruka walked in and Naruto felt the bed sag slightly as Iruka sat down next to him.
There was silence for a few seconds before Iruka started to speak.
"Because you were expelled, I doubt any other private schools will take you but there is a public school close by. Konoha High. I've heard they take people who were expelled from their previous schools. I talked to the principle and he says they would be happy to take you." (Naruto was going to a private school before by the way)
Naruto listened and looked up from his pillow.
"Konoha High? When do I start?" he asked.
"Tomorrow." Iruka stated simply.
"Tomorrow?!" Repeated Naruto in shock. "Don't most schools make you start in like September? At the start of the school year?" he asked.
"Yes, well, I get the impression that the principle is a bit eccentric. Hatake Kakashi, I think his name was. Anyway, you start tomorrow and do not get in any more trouble."
Naruto nodded, looking at his toes, ashamed.
"No more trouble!" He repeated. This seemed to satisfy Iruka because he nodded, got up and left, leaving Naruto to his own thoughts.
'Konoha High, huh? I wonder what the people are like... Like it matters anyway. I know I'll just be hated again. The only difference between this school and that school is that Konoha High is a public school where as my last one was private.'
With that thought, he yawned and rolled over, burying his face in the pillow again.
He didn't want to think about it anymore and he was exhausted after such an aweful day.
He felt his eyes get heavier and heavier until they finally closed and he drifted into a deep sleep.
"-ruto? Naruto? ...NARUTO!"
The blonde, jolted awake and the sound of Iruka, shouting his name.
"Wha-?" He asked blearily.
"It's time for school! You can't be late on your first day! You better not make any trouble there." Iruka threatened.
Naruto, groaned as the memories of the previous day returned to him.
Slowly he rolled out of bed, had a quick shower and got dressed.
He wore baggy jeans and a black and orange hoody. He decided to put on a little bit of eyeliner to make his eyes stand out more. He decided it looked pretty cool and left it on. His hair was messy and spiked out in all different dirctions.
He looked at the time and decided it was time to go. He grabbed his battered rucsack that looked ready to break very soon and slung it over one shoulder.
All in all, he looked pretty cool.
"Seeya Iruka!" He called out and opened the door.
"Hey wait!" Iruka cried! Naruto stopped and looked back.
"Yeah...?" he asked, confused.
"Where are you going?!"
"Uh... school? Ya know, Konoha High and all that..?" Naruto asked, wondering if Iruka was going crazy.
"You don't know the way, you idiot!" Iruka replied, angrily.
"Oh... Ooops. Guess I didn't think of that." Naruto chuckled, rubbing the back of his neck with one hand.
Iruka rolled his eyes.
"Come on, I'll drive you there but after today you're gonna have to take the bus because I need to get to work!" Iruka told him, grabbing his car keys off the table.
"Okay." Naruto agreed and followed him out to the car.
After a few minutes in the car, Iruka finally announced "We're here!" He looked around for a parking apace as Naruto stared up at the school. It wasn't as big as his old school but he knew he would still get lost in there. After all Naruto had no sense of direction.
Iruka finally spotted a parking space and parked carefully.
Naruto began to grab his rucksack, getting ready to go but Iruka switched off the engine and twisted in his seat to look at Naruto.
"Naruto, I know I've said this many times before but seriously now - Please, please don't get in any trouble this time. I don't think I could handle you getting expelled again!" he said, seriously.
Naruto froze as he looked into Iruka's eyes and saw how much he didn't want Nauto to get into trouble.
He felt a wave of guilt flood over him and he nodded, really meaning it. He never wanted to see Iruka like he had seen him in the office again.
"Okay then. Good luck on your first day!" Iruka said, his smile ruturning to his face.
Naruto grinned back, replying with a simple "Yup!" and hopped out of the car, giving Iruka a wave as he pulled out and drove away.
Naruto sighed as he looked up at the school.
'Konoha High... I wonder if this will be as bad as my last school. Well, theres only only one way to find out!' he thought.
Taking a deep breath he started to walk, slowly towards the entrance of his new school.
Okay, end of chapter 1!
Um.. I hope you like it. Review please! Reviews inspire me to write but I'm not one of those people who deletes their story just because they don't get enough reviews. Sorry if any of you people reading has done this. No offense to you! I doubt anyone is reading this note anyway so I'll stop writing now! Review!! xD