Chapter 6

(Monday mourning)

I got up out of bed and got dressed in my school uniform. Then I did the rest of my morning routine and went off to school.

Once again I saw Naruto on his way. He was ahead of me.

"YO, Naruto wait up!" I yelled. He stopped and waited for me to catch up.

"Hey, Kseniya." He said cheerfully. I caught up with him and we started walking.

"So…how was the project with Gaara?" he asked.

"It was…nice." I said smiling.


"Yeah, he's very quiet but he's nice." I smiled.

"Well, I just want you to be careful around him…" he whispered.

"Why's that?"

"Because, there's a rumor that he killed someone…so watch ou- ."

I cut him off by smacking him hard on the head.

"Don't be ridiculous!" I yelled storming off to the school.

I walked in and noticed barely anyone was there so I decided to go to my new locker. I tried to open it and I failed. I tried again and it still didn't budge.

"STUPID LOCKER!" I yelled.

"There's no need to yell at inanimate objects."

I looked up to see that it was Sasuke.

"Where's Naruto?" he questioned.

"I left him because he was being a jerk…" I said.

"What's your combination?"

I told him what it was and he easily opened it.

"Hey, Sasuke, why are you here so early?" I questioned.

"Because, I had to retake a test."


I put a few of my books in my locker and took the ones I needed.

"Well Kseniya, I'll see you later."

"Bye…" I said.

As I began walking, then suddenly a girl with glasses and long bright red hair came up to me.

"May I help you?" I asked.

"Yeah, bitch you need to stay away from MY Sasuke!" she said.

"Your Sasuke? He is MINE!" Ino came yelled coming from behind me.

Oh my God, girls fight over him? That's stupid! They started bickering among each other. I decided to take my leave there. I started to back away slowly. I turned around and Gaara was standing right behind me.

"AH!" I screamed.

"Am I that scary?" he asked.

"N-no! you just startled me!" I yelled in embarrassment.

"Anyway, how's the poster board going?" he asked.

"Well, I haven't started it but I did find it!" I said with a bright smile.

"Just don't wait till the last moment." He said walking off to his class as the bell rang.

I walked to class and sat down next to Jane.

"Hey!" Jane said excitedly.


Kakashi then began a boring lesson and we were to take notes.

(Third block)

I sat next to Gaara like I did on Friday. Mr. Morino called roll and then we went to lunch. I sat down in my seat and opened my lunch box. I noticed a girl was sitting next to Sasuke. She had brown hair, and blue eyes.

"Hi," I said smiling at her. "I'm Kseniya."

"Hi, I'm Dawn." She said with a sincere smile.

"HEY, HEY, HEY!" Tera yelled as she sat down with Kiba following her like he was a puppy. I laughed at the thought.

"DAWN YOUR !" Tera yelled.

"…" (Dawn)

"Where were you yesterday!" Tera yelled again.

"I was sick."

"CONTAGIOUS!" Jane yelled coming out of nowhere.

"AH!" I screamed.

"What, am I that scary?" Jane said.

"N…no, you just startled me." I said with my hand on my chest.

"Ha-ha! I bet I did." Jane proudly said.

"Well, lookie here…it's the skank!" Karin said yanking me by my hair.

"Well at least I'm not a man in disguise." I said.

"YOU BITCH!" she yelled.

I stood up and faced her.

(Gaara's POV)

I looked up from my food to see Karin start something with Kseniya. This can't go well. What did Kseniya do to piss Karin off?

She must've looked at Sasuke or something.

Suddenly Karin pushed Kseniya and then a cat fight started. I was not expecting this. Jane then jumped in as well. And of course those perverted idiots came and started screaming things like, "Rip off her shirt!" or "Damn!" in excitement. I rolled my eyes and decided to get up and help. A few of the teachers came running to. I pulled Kseniya off of Karin, and Neji got Jane, while a teacher got Karin.

"Alright to the office all three of you!" Mrs. Tsunade yelled. "You guys escort them!" she yelled at Neji and I. I sighed in annoyance.

All of us walked down the hall in silence to the principles office. Tsunade told Neji and me to stay in the hall until she's done. Neji and I waited in silence.

"Gaara, what's your relationship with Kseniya?" Neji asked out of the blue.

"What's yours with Jane?" I spat back.

"Well, Jane and I have been friends for awhile, I kind of had a crush on her, but…when we reached high school we just…changed I guess."

There was a long pause.

"Kseniya, is my partner for a project." I stated.

Suddenly the door opened. Kseniya looked like she was about to cry, while Jane was trying to comfort her.

"I'm sure your mom will understand…" she said.

Kseniya than sat down on the floor and held her knees to her chest.

"So?" Neji said.

"So what?" Jane asked smarting off. Neji rolled his eyes.

"What did Tsunade say?" Neji said face palming.

"We're all suspended because of that…" she paused. "good for nothin Karin!"

"She tried to make up excuses…" Kseniya said. "My mom's gonna kill me!" she put her head on her knees.

"Kseniya, let's get back to class…" I said walking away.

"Right…" she said.

We walked down the hallway in silence. Kseniya…I think she was trying to hold back tears.

"Are you…alright?" I questioned a bit nervously not really knowing what to do.

"I don't know…" tears started flowing down her face.

By the time we got to the class room Kseniya stopped crying.

We took our seats. Mr. Morino told us to discuss our projects.

"We'll meet at my house…Saturday around, one…is that good?" I questioned.

"Yeah, it's fine." She said sadly.

"Why is your mom gonna be angry?" I asked without thinking.

"Because I promised not to get into any more trouble when we moved here…and it's only the second day…at school…" she explained with a sigh.

I said nothing else. We kept quiet through out the rest of the class.

(Jane's POV)

I was walking back to the cafeteria to get Kseniya's bag and finish my lunch. Neji followed me.

"Why are you following me!" I yelled.

"Why, does it bother you Jane?" he teased.

"I'm NOT in the mood, Neji!" I yelled once more.

"Jane just calm down, and tell me what's wrong." He said calmly as he grabbed my hand.

"It's just that…Karin is such a bitch! And she was trying to play it off as if she didn't do anything! And then when…I…"

Neji started to inch closer to my face.

"N…Neji what are you…?" and at that his lips brushed against mine. My face went red, and I knew it!

He put his arm around my waist and pulled me in closer. I started to kiss him back passionately. He broke the kiss and looked down at me as I stared up at him in shock. He leaned down by my ear.

"Sorry, I just noticed how cute you are when you're angry." He whispered softly.

"um…" he cut me off with another kiss.

"Umogachi, you're already suspended! And do you want to join her Mr. Hyuuga!" Tsunade yelled.

"No, ma'am." Neji said.

"Well, then get to your classes!" she yelled walking past us.

"See you later." Neji said giving me a peck on the lips then leaving.

I just stood there looking dumbfounded.

(Kseniya POV)

It was now the end of the day and I was not in the mood to tell my mom.

"Yo, Kseniya!" Naruto yelled catching up to me.

"What…" I asked…

"Look if it's about this morning…I didn't mean to piss you off…" I cut him off.

"I'm over that now…but I'm suspended…"

"WHAT! WHY?" he yelled.

"It's Karin's fault…" I said sadly.

"Are you gonna be ok?"


"I'm sure it's not that bad…only a week right?"

"yeah, but my mom is gonna kill me!" I yelled.

Naruto tried to cheer me up but I didn't work to well. I finally got home and hesitated to open the door. When I did, there was my mom, standing there with a mean look on her face.

"SUSPENDED!" she yelled.

Here we go…


I started to walk to my room. She followed.


I ignored her as I walked down the hall.


As I got to my door, I sighed and turned to her with tears in my eyes.

"That's it! I'm done, if you can't behave then I want you out of this house."

With that she walked away. I got into my room and packed a few things, including the project. And called the only phone number I had.

"Hello, Gaara?" I questioned breathing heavily.

"Kseniya? What do you want?" he asked.

"My mom just kicked me out of my house, and I was wondering if I can stay with you for awhile…until I raise money for an apartment.



"Fine, I'll come pick you up." he said hanging up the phone.

I walked out the door with my suit case and waited for Gaara at the end of the drive way. Gaara then arrived in a black hoody and black pants. I stood up and we started walking to his house.

"So, is your mom that harsh?" he asked.

"Only when I screw up…"

"You and I both know that, that fight wasn't your fault."

"I know, but she'll cool off in about a month." I said.

"This happened before?"

"Sadly yes." I said.

"We're here."

I looked up and saw Gaara's house. It was average. We walked in. It was a normal sized house and looked very nice and neat.

"We'll be alone until Kankuro and Temari get here."

"Why are Kankuro and Temari coming here?" I asked.

"They're my siblings." He stated bluntly.

"…" I stood there dumbfounded.

"Woah, woah, woah, woah, wait!" I said a bit shocked, "Kankuro AND Temari are your siblings?"

"Is it that surprising?" he asked.

"Yeah! So where should I put my stuff?"

"Follow me."

We walked down the hall and up the stairs and went into the room on the right. It was a small room with a bed, and some curtains.

I walked into the room and set my stuff down.

"If you need me, my room is down the hall." He said as he turned and walked away.

I wonder what I'm gonna draw for that art project…