Hey guys I know it's been a bit sorry, I really am trying. Oh well, no excuses... although I DID have ACL surgery... still I should've updated a while ago... Sawwy.

Okay so I've had half of this chapter written for the longest time and Davy Jones dying this week gave me an idea of how to close it out. If you don't know who Davy Jones is he, or was I guess, he was a member of the band The Monkees, they were pretty awesome. You should check some of their songs, this has one of them "Daydream Believer" I recommend finding it on youtube rather thanjust reading all the lyrics. Okay thanks :)

I don't own the song or Naruto


"Or speaking English, (use context clues)"

(before we start let's just say its Wednesday)

"I don't know. I just don't know damn it!" Naruto said, the pressure crushing him.

"Just pick one!" Temari insisted.

"You don't understand! There's just so many flavors!"

"Yeah, and they'll all be melted by the time you decide," Shikamaru yawned.

"…Okay…Okay I have decided," it sounded like it was hard for him to speak. "You all are admirable flavors, except you butter pecan, you know what you did," Naruto scolded, sending a glare in the ice creams direction. "I'll have to go with…vanilla."

"Vanilla? You wasted so much time and decided on vanilla? You've been staring at mango oe melon or rainbow and every other exotic flavor, 'I want something tropical' you said 'oh wait not I want a mint' but no! You go for vanilla! Half an hour it took you to decide and you order VANILLA!" Choji spazzed.

"Yes! The biggest size you got, hot fudge with marshmallow fluff, gummy bears and a cherry on top!" Naruto smiled.

"I hate this job" Choji grumbled as he fixed Naruto his ice cream. Everyone was pretty much done with their ice cream by the time Naruto got his but they were all having a good time laughing joking and annoying Choji.

"This is some good ass ice cream," Naruto said, stuffing his face.

"Don't choke on it," Sakura warned. It was a joke but there was some merit to her words.

"That's alright, it'll just melt if it chokes me."

"Yeah melt and slide into your lungs, you're going to drown on ice cream," Tenten scoffed.

"What a wonderful death." Naruto sighed blissfully. "What did you have Hinata?"

"Oh, uh a melon sorbet."

"Man that sounds good. I should have gotten that." Naruto looked at his ice cream and decided that regardless he had made a good choice and went back to happily devouring it.

They stayed there chatting and laughing until Choji had to close up so they waved good bye and left. No one wanted to go home so they just kept driving with a packed car, about twice as many people as seat belts, and they rode through the night, music blasting top down (yes convertible). Naruto looked around. He thought this was the stuff of movies and TV. He was surrounded by friends without a care in the world. This is how a teens life should be, he thought.

Eventually they had to go home so one by one they were dropped off. Naruto gave a wave and walked through his front door. Once he was inside he burst into his biggest most goofy smile. Life was good. Naruto tried to fall asleep but his mind wouldn't stop running. Eventually he sat at his desk with a guitar and started scratching notes and chords on paper.

Naruto woke up still in his chair hunched over his desk, his guitar off to the side on a floor stand. He pulled a piece of paper off of his face and wiped the sleep from his eyes.

"Fuck," he groaned, "school…meh…" He checked the clock, he was actually up early so he just sat back for a bit. Naruto looked over the music he wrote last night and played through it a bit. He liked it, it was a nice light melody he could adapt it if needed, now he just needed to spin a few good lyrics and jam with the band so they could all get their parts right.

Naruto then got dressed and began walking to school with his guitar on one shoulder backpack on the other. The day went by normal enough until his last class. Naruto walked in a couple minutes late, he couldn't find the English room. And when he came in everyone looked at him.

"Yes?" the teacher asked.

"Um hey, I'm Uzumaki Naruto here for advanced English…"

"Ah yes, you changed classes." the teacher didn't seem to happy about Narutos enrolling. "Do you realize that this is a very advanced class and you are entering toward the end of the year, right?"

"It was this or blow up the home ec room, you choose."

"Fine sit down." The class was small and there were a lot of empty seats. Naruto looked around for any friendly faces and spotted Hinata. He flashed a big smile and sat beside her.

"Okay now, if we look at the verb structure in this sentence then we can clearly see-" Naruto stared blankly at the teacher. He felt like he needed to clean his ears.

"Um excuse me!" Naruto raised his hand.

The professor sighed. "Uzumaki?"

"What are you doing?"

"I'm sorry, I didn't understand that. Perhaps try again in English."


"Naruto he'll only listen to you if you speak English," Hinata whispered.

"What the hell! Aren't we supposed to be learning English, not already speaking it?"

"You are not in an average language class Mr. Uzumaki, this class is taught in English and that is the only language spoke within these walls, except for special circumstances." The teacher said, finally using Japanese. Naruto's mouth fell open and class went on, Naruto not understanding a word.

Finally the merciful bell rang and class was over. "Holy fuck," Naruto complained walking out of class with Hinata.

"Hinata I'm absolutely screwed," Naruto groaned. "I knew it'd be bad, but not THIS bad. I mean come on! This is awful, the whole thing is in English. I find it hard to believe that anyone can pass at this age unless they were immersed in that god awful language! Hinata how are you doing in the class?"

"Well I have a B but I'm trying to bring it up. We only have a couple months left in the school year though."

"If I pass I'll be more than lucky." They just walked together for a it. "What if you tutor me?" Naruto asked.

"Tutor you?"

"Yeah, that way I way get my grade into the double digits, and you can review the material as you help me!"

"Y-yeah. That sounds like a good idea."

"Great! We'll have to find times to meet!" Naruto said as he burst through the doors of the auditorium. Hinata fallowed him quietly. "HEY GUYS!" he yelled "I got a good melody for a song!" Everyone was already onstage warming up.

"Lets hear it!" Temari shouted. Naruto ran up to the stage and Hinata took a seat in the front row. Naruto turned around to wink at her.

Naruto played the tune, it was very upbeat and happy, seeing as he wrote it on such a fun night. When he was done everyone agreed on the tune they all liked it. So he played it again and again while other people started to incorporate their instruments. When the end of practice rolled around they had the melody for their first song to be played on Friday, they just needed to put in a few adjustments and write some lyrics.

"Anything else we need to do before we leave?"Temari asked.

"Yeah I got a request." Shikamaru had been watching them from the auditoriums velvet seats. "Uh I don't know if you guys ever heard of Davy Jones but he died recently, he was a member of an American band in the 60s called The Monkees. I kinda thought maybe you guys could play a tribute to them with this song."

"Sure! Sounds great," Temari said.

"Yeah I know a couple songs by The Monkees! Davy was great, such a ladies man." Naruto said.

"I think I know who you're talking 'bout, short guy right?" Sakura asked.

"Yeah." Shikamaru nodded.

"He was pretty chill." Naruto said.

It was silent for a bit, then Shikamaru started handing out tabs and sheet music to everyone. "It was one of their most famous songs." He played the recording for them once and everyone got the tune in their head. When the band was ready Shikamaru went back to sit with Hinata.

Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings
The six o'clock alarm would never ring
But it rings and I rise wipe the sleep out of my eyes
The shavin' razor's cold, and it stings

Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?

You once thought of me as a white knight on his steed
Now you know how happy I can be
Oh, and our good times start and end without dollar one to spend
But how much baby do we really need?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?
Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?
Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?

As the last note bounced off the walls everyone was a bit quiet. Maybe one day they'd leave a legacy like Davy Jones and the Monkees did. Everyone paused a moment in remembrance, Shikmaru smiled.

"Thanks guys, that was great."

RIP Davy Jones :(

Okay now that all the sadness is out of the way thank you for reading, review if you'd like, my next update should take less time, and someone shouldn't have to die to get me to finish it...

Anyway thanks everyone!