New Friends, and Senior Year.

The summer had passed by quickly—too quickly. Today was Sunday, and tomorrow was the first day of school for the Konoha residents. This year Sakura, Sasuke, and the rest of the gang would be seniors, and they had all moved into a huge house together. They had also signed up for a exchange student program, and they were expecting those students any minuet now. Ino—who always wanted to make a good first impression had been cleaning and making sure everything was spotless. Also, some of the guys from school had moved in with them. The house now held Sasuke, Sakura, Ino, Shikamaru, Neji, Tenten, Hinata, Naruto, Kiba, and Deidara.

"Shikamaru Nara, get your lazy ass up, and help me clean." Ino said as she vacuumed under Shikamaru feet.

"Troublesome woman." Shikamaru mumbled, and walked into the kitchen, where Hinata and Naruto were sitting at the counter, looking through some flyer. "Hinata, cant you do something about Ino?" Shikamaru asked, as he grabbed a water from the fridge.

"Ugh, is she still cleaning?" Hinata asked.

"Yeah." Sakura said as she and Sasuke walked into the kitchen. "Well Tenten, and Neji should be getting back with the students soon." She said sitting beside Hinata.

"Were back!" Tenten's voice rang out, right on cue. "Come meet them." She said. Everyone walked into the living room, where Tenten and Neji were standing with two girls. "Well guys this is Ryu, and Daiza."

"Hi.' Daiza said.

"Hn." Was all Ryu said.

"Hi guys!" Ino said in a high pitched voice. "I'm Ino Yamanaka, this is Shikamaru nara, Neji's cousin Hinata Hyuuga, Sakura Haruno, Sasuke Uchiha, Kiba Inzuka, and Deidara, and you already know Tenten and Neji." She said.

"Kiba, Deidara, why don't you show them where they'll be staying." Sakura said, she had that plotting look in her eye.

"Yeah, ok." Deidara said. "Um Ryu, you can come with me, and um I guess Daiza you can go with Kiba." Deidara said. The girls nodded and picked up their bags, and followed the guys.


"So where are you from?" Deidara asked as they climbed up the stairs. Deidara couldn't take his eyes off of Ryu, she was beautiful, and the highlights she had in her hair, made her look stunning.

"Iwa." Ryu said, with an emotionless voice. (Iwa is the Village hidden in the stone/rocks)

"Really?" Deidara asked. "I used to live there." Ryu looked at Deidara with a shocked face.

"Wait, YOUR Deidara? THAT Deidara?" she asked. Deidara looked at her with confusion. "Sorry, but your like a legend in that town." She said. "well to the gangs at least. You used to be in the Akatsuki, what are you doing here?" she asked.

"Oh yeah that." Deidara said as they turned the corner and walked down the hall. "well the whole gang split up, Itachi's in jail for drugs, Kisame got a job with the sharks in sea world. Sasori moved back to Suna, to care for his grandmother. Kakuzzu works at his father's bank. Hidean's a preacher. Zetsu's working at some green house, and I don't know what happened to the other two."

Ryu smirked, and they walked into Deidara's room. "Yeah, I can see why you would want to break up, so why did you go back to school?"

"I want to get my diploma, and well yeah." Deidara said, blushing slightly. "Um, sorry about the arrangements, but yeah, we have to double up, so you'll be sharing a room with me." Deidara said.

"That's fine." Ryu said dropping her stuff down on the floor. She walked over to the bed and sat down. "So what do you do around here for fun now that the gang's finite?"

"Wanna go for a walk?" Deidara asked. Ryu nodded, and they left. Sakura's watched the whole time, she knew that look Deidara had in his eye. He liked Ryu, and she liked him too.

"Now I have to check on Kiba and Daiza." She said disappearing into the shadows.


"So Daiza, where are you from?" Kiba asked as they walked into Kiba's room.

"New York" Daiza said walking into Kiba's room. She placed her bags on the floor. "It was really boring there." She added with a laugh.

Kiba laughed too. "Well Konoha can be pretty boring too." He said. Daiza looked up at him, and their eyes met. The same thing went thought both of their heads. 'He/She's so hot."

"I don't know, if you're here it cant be that bad." She said. 'Shit that was supposed to stay in my head!' Daiza thought.

"Well I was thinking the same thing." Kiba said, advancing on her. Kiba as not one to mix words, he was like a wolf, when he saw something her liked, he went for the kill.

"Thanks." Daiza said with a blush. Kiba nodded, and sat beside her on the bed. "well it's getting late, mind if we go to bed?"

"No, here, I'll sleep on the cot, you can have the bed." Kiba said pulling a small bed out from under the big one. Daiza nodded and they both fell asleep.

Sakura cha'ed to herself, all she had to do was devise a plan tonight and set in motion tomorrow.