So, I was looking at my old Fanlib account and I found this. Just and old, SHORT story I submitted last year. Anyway, ... Enjoy.

"Naruto, why are you walking like that?"

"What? Can't you see it, Sakura-chan?" The hyper-active blond was walking with his chin jutted awkwardly out, as if trying to show something off.

"See what?" His friend stopped walking and put her hands on her hips.

"My beard!" Naruto slowed down and stopped a few feet before spinning around on his heels, grinning proudly at the pink-haired konoichi. He thrust his chin toward her face and she walked up to him, clasping her hands behind her back and leaning forward. She narrowed her eyes and caught sight of a stubby, yellow hair protruding out from Naruto's jaw.

"That's not a beard, idiot. That's one measly, little hair." She leaned back, sighing. "Jeez. You can't even see it."

"Well, it'll be a beard soon." Naruto rocked onto his toes and wiggled his eyebrows. "I'm gonna be such a catch!" As he laughed and continued to mutter something that Sakura picked up as "move over, Neji", she reached up and, placing her thumb and index finger around the golden growth, yanked it out.

Naruto yelped and clasped his hands around his chin.

"Why'd you have to go and do that?" He whined, his eyes tearing up and his face flushed.

Sakura smirked. "Manly my foot."