It was the first day of a new school year at Konoha's elementary school. Naruto was going into grade three this year. He was walking to school with his friends Shikamaru and Choji. They lived about three blocks away, and their parents were working, so they couldn't take them to school. "Man, I hate school," said Shikamaru.
"Yeah, all the kids here are so mean," Choji replied. Naruto just walk with his hands behind his head day dreaming about the new school year.
"Hey, Naruto what do you think about school?" Shikamaru asked him.
"Oh, um, its ok I guess. Even though everyone is so mean to us," Naruto told them.
Naruto, Shikamaru, and Choji weren't the most popular kids in school. In fact no one really liked them at all. They were always picking on them, and never talked to them.
"Ok everyone; we have a new student joining us today. His name is Naruto Uzumaki," said the Kindergarten teacher.
"Hey, we should ask him to sit with us," Sakura whispered to Ino and Sasuke.
"Ok, he is kind of cute, and it will give us another boy to be with," Ino said. "But he will never be better then you Sasuke."
"Whatever," Sasuke said as a group of girls came over to them.
Naruto started walking over to an empty seat. "Hey Naruto, come join us!" he heard the blond girl with a ponytail say. But as he started to go over to her he saw her. She was the prettiest girl he had ever seen. She had long pink hair and was smiling at him. He started to get nervous but kept going. As he got closer he saw a boy sitting with them. He had black hair that stuck up in the back, and he was surrounded by girls. When Naruto got closer the boy started to glare at him, and he stopped. "Well are to coming or not?" asked the blond. Naruto looked at her, then the black haired boy, and then the pink haired girl and shook his head.
Naruto turned around and saw a boy with black hair in a ponytail that looked like he was asleep on the desk, and a boy munching on chips. They were all alone in the corner. Naruto went over to them. "Can I sit with you?" he asked them.
"Sure, whatever," said the boy with his hair in a ponytail.
Naruto smiled. "Thank you," he said.
"Why don't you want to be with them?" asked the boy eating chips. "Didn't they ask you to be with them?"
"They did, but I rather sit with you two," Naruto told him.
"Don't like the boy with the black hair over there?" the boy with the ponytail asked.
"He looks mean," Naruto told him.
"He is," said the boy eating chips.
"By the way, my name is Shikamaru Nara," Shikamaru told him. "And you made a good choice not going over there; you don't want to be part of that group of kids."
"And my name is Choji Akimichi," Choji told him.
"Naruto Uzumaki," Naruto told them
After a while Naruto asked pointing, "So what are all those people's names?"
"Do we have to, it's too troublesome," Shikamaru said.
"Oh come on Shikamaru, he is new. We need to tell him," Choji said.
Shikamaru sighed. "Fine, but listen closely because I'm only going to say it once. That boy over there with the dog, that's Kiba Inuzuka. The girl beside him with no pupils is Hinata Hyuga. And the boy beside her is Shino Aburame," Shikamaru told him.
"And the girl over there with the blond hair in the ponytail is Ino Yamanaka. The pink haired girl is Sakura Haruno, and the boy is Sasuke Uchiha. They are our classes own bully's, and also the most popular people in the class," Choji continued. Then they named off all the other kids in the class.
"And finally," Shikamaru said. "Our Teachers name is Miss. Kurenai Yuhi, but she wants us to just call her Kurenai."
After getting to know each other a little better Ino, Sakura, and Sasuke came up to them. "You know, you can change who you want to be friends with now, before you only have them as friends," Ino told him snobbishly looking to Shikamaru and Choji.
"Yeah come on Naruto, don't you want to be our friends?" Sakura asked sweetly.
Naruto looked at the two girls, then to Sasuke who was glaring at him. "No, I want to be Shikamaru's and Choji's friend," Naruto told them crossing his arms and looking away from them. Ino and Sakura stormed off with Sasuke following behind.
"Naruto, hey Naruto, are you listening?" Choji asked waving a hand in Naruto's face.
"Oh, yeah sorry, I was just thinking about the day we met and about how I was hated for being with you two," Naruto told them.
"Yeah, those kids were so troublesome, still are," Shikamaru told him.
"You never did tell me why they don't like you," Naruto told him.
"Well..." Choji said.
"Hello students my name is Miss. Kurenai Yuhi, but call me Kurenai. Welcome to your first year at Konoha Elementary school. It is called Kindergarten, and it's made so that you can have fun, make new friends, and learn. Now go get to know each other," Kurenai told them, and went and sat down at her desk. Instantly Ino and Sakura got up and ran over to Sasuke.
"Hello my name is Ino Yamanaka," Ino said.
"And I'm Sakura Haruno," Sakura told him.
"Sasuke Uchiha," Sasuke said.
"That's a nice name," Ino said.
"Whatever," Sasuke said.
"Oh Sasuke, you're so cool," Sakura told him.
"Back off Sakura, he's mine!" Ino yelled.
"No he's mine, Ino pig!" Sakura yelled back.
"Well at least I don't have a big ugly forehead!" Ino yelled back. Sasuke just rolled his eyes.
Off in the corner Shikamaru was watching lazily as the two girls fought over the boy. He was wishing that the day could just end so he could go home, and that nap time would come faster. He soon got bored of the two girls fighting and turned his attention to another group of kids. "My name is Kiba Inuzuka, and you two look funny!" Kiba yelled pointing at a girl with no pupil's and a boy talking to some bugs.
"My name is Shino Aburame, and I wouldn't be talking dog boy," said Shino.
"Hey!" Kiba yelled at him.
"I-I'm Hinata Hyuga, I-I like y-your puppy," Hinata told him.
"Thank you, his name is Akamaru he is my best friend!" Kiba said happily letting Hinata pet Akamaru.
"Do they even let dogs in school?" Shino asked him.
"Well they never said we couldn't bring them. And what about bugs, wont kids get scared and kill them?" Kiba asked.
"They never said anything about bugs either," Shino told him.
Kiba smiled. "I like you two, even though you're weird and Akamaru likes you too," Kiba told them sitting down by Hinata. Hinata blushed, and Shino gave a small chuckle.
Shikamaru got bored watching that group too. He looked around the class some more, and a chubby boy caught his attention. He was sitting alone too, but Shikamaru thought it was too troublesome to get up and go over to him. He watched as the boy took out a bag of chips, got up and went over to where the two girls were fighting over Sasuke. "Hi, my name is Choji Akimichi, what are your names?" Choji asked them.
"Sakura Haruno," Sakura told him.
"Ino Yamanaka," Ino told him.
"Now if you don't mind we are in the middle of something!" They both yelled at him. So Choji went over to Sasuke.
"Hi I'm Choji-"
"I heard," Sasuke told him. "Sasuke Uchiha."
"It's nice to meet you Sasuke," Choji told him.
"Whatever," Sasuke said.
"That's kind of mean, I'm just being nice," Choji told him. "And those two girls are kind of annoying; don't they annoy you, fighting like that?" Sakura and Ino turned to him.
"What did you just say? Did you just insult me and my Sasuke?!" both girls yelled. "Get away from us you chip eating freak!"
After a failed attempt of making friends with Ino, Sakura, and Sasuke, Choji went over to the kid with the dog and his new friends. "Hi, I'm Choji Akimichi," Choji told them.
"Hey, get away from my snacks!" Choji yelled at the Dog and bugs.
"Come on, at least let Akamaru have one," Kiba said.
"And my bugs," Shino told him.
"No, they are mine!" he yelled pushing the dog away making it hit the floor and yelp, and killing some of the bugs.
Hinata's eyes widened. "P-poor Akamaru!" she said. Then she got up, picked Akamaru up, and put him in her lap. "I-It's ok, I-I won't let t-that boy hurt you again."
"I'm going to kill you for this!" Kiba and Shino yelled at him getting up and walking over to him. He backed away slowly.
"I'm sorry!" he yelled.
Shikamaru got up and walk over lazily. "Back off guys, it was an accident, and your "pets" were kind of attacking him," he said lazily.
"Oh, Mr. Lazy wants to join the fight then?" Kiba asked.
"What's your name?" Shino asked.
"Shikamaru Nara and I don't like bullies," he told them. Now the whole class was watching.
"He hurt my best friend! And now you are going to pay too for sticking up for him!" Kiba yelled.
"No one kills my bugs!" Shino yelled at him.
"G-guy's p-please stop," Hinata said, but no one listened.
"Now take this Nara!" Kiba yelled swinging his fist.
Just then the teacher stepped in. "Ok, that will be enough! We don't allow bullying in this class room! Now go take your seats and draw quietly!" The teacher yelled at them.
"Sorry Kurenai," all the kids said, and went to their tables.
Naruto looked at both of them in shock. "Wow," was all he could say.
"Yeah, well the kids at our school are troublesome," Shikamaru told him.
"But you did what you had to do; you helped someone in need, and got a great friendship out of it!" Naruto said happily.
"Yeah, I'm actually kind of happy that day happened now. Even though the whole school hates us," Choji said as they got to the main doors of the school.