Konoha Academy: A Teenage Love Story

Sunlight shone through my window and directly in my face. I slowly woke up, squinting at my alarm clock. It read: 7:28. Slowly sitting up, I stretched my body and got up. After a quick shower, I took a good look at my uniform, which was hanging in front of my dresser. My eye slightly twitched at the thought of having to wear that today, a private school uniform. Rubbing my already aching head, I put it on. It consisted of a blue jacket, a white long-sleeved dress shirt, a blue knee-length plaid skirt, white socks and black leather shoes. Oh, it also had this ridiculous bow you had to put on around your neck, too.

Once I was done with getting dressed I took a brief moment to fix my obnoxiously bright scarlet shoulder-length hair and apply a thin layer of lip gloss. I put my backpack on and go downstairs to the dining room. There, I see Aunt Chizu eating a croissant.

"Good morning, Aunt Chizu-sama." I politely said, bowing my head a little. She didn't look at me and simply said, "Good morning, child. You must eat your breakfast," I took my seat on the table and grabbed a piece of bread. Aunt Chizu then slapped my hand and harshly told me to learn manners. I simply looked at my hands, which lay on my lap as I took the scolding with a straight face. Then, the sounds of high heels echoed throughout room. My cousin… I thought to myself, slightly cringing at the thought of her so early in the morning.

"Good morning, mother; …Tomomi," Sakura said, beaming at Aunt Chizu but glaring at me.

"Good morning, darling," Aunt Chizu said, pulling Sakura in for a hug. "Ahem… Tomomi, isn't there something you need to say?" They both glared at me expectantly.

"Good morning, Sakura-san." I politely said to the pinkette, looking at her for only a brief second. She smirked in triumph as she sat across my seat. Sakura snapped her fingers and in a split-second, a maid walked in, a dish in hand.

"Here is your salad, Sakura-sama!" the maid said with a shaky voice, carefully setting the plate before my cousin and promptly walking back to the kitchen quickly. I quickly ate my breakfast and left the Haruno manor and waited outside the gates. Where are they? I irritably thought to myself. As if on cue, a red Volkswagen van stopped right in front of me. I got in and turned to my friends, Temari, Kankuro and Gaara.

"Ooh, nice uniform Tomomi!" Kankuro teased, grinning at me before continuing driving me to school.

"Augh, why can't you guys transfer to my school already?" I grumbled, crossing my arms.

"But Tomomi, you know we can't!" Temari said, putting on some blush. "Why can't you just transfer to Suna Institute then?"

I sighed deeply. "You know… it's because of my aunt and my cousin!"

"How are things going with your cousin, anyway?" Gaara suddenly spoke up, leaning in to turn on the radio. A rock sing immediately came on. "Ugh, it's been terrible! I honestly don't know why she hates me so much…" I said, rubbing my temples.

After a few minutes of conversation, Kankuro stopped in front of a giant building. "Woah," Temari said under her breath. "Good luck," Gaara said to me, giving me a hug. Then, I also hugged Temari and Kankuro. I got out of the car and watched them leave… then, I walked inside the school, just as a black limo pulled in. It's Sakura-sama… I thought, walking with increased pace. Please don't let her see me, please don't let her see me; please don't let her see me! I thought to myself, trying to conceal myself (and my hair) as much as I could.

"Hey, Tomomi!"

Damn it.

I hesitantly turned to her, grinning sheepishly. "Hello, Sakura-sama," She gave me one of her dirty looks and walked away. As soon as she was out of ear-shot, I muttered a string of swears under my breath and glared at my scarlet and orange hair for being such an attention whore. I turned around and started to walk down the hall, not looking where I was going because I was looking at my feet instead. I nervously wrung my hands together before bumping into someone, making both of us fall to the ground.

"Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry! I didn't look where I was going," I rambled, looking up at the person. Oh, wow… I thought to myself, feeling blood rush to my cheeks. He was gorgeous… He had long blond hair tied up into half-pony tail and parted hair which covered his left eye. An aqua blue eye glared at me.

"Next time, why don't you look where you're going, yeah?" He angrily said to me, standing up and dusting his pants. I practically rolled my eyes. I stopped blushing at the evident jerk and walked off, muttering an insincere apology.

I walked to the main office and retrieved my schedule and locker from principal Tsunade. What I ever thought she looked like was way different that what she really looks like. I'd have expected a strict, old woman with glasses, hair in a tight bun and a sharp expression with an attitudinal problem, but I wouldn't have guessed that the principal was a young looking woman with a really big bust. And when I talked with her, I swear I smelled sake in the room… Or was I just going crazy?

Bring! Bring!

I heard the bell ring for our first class with our homeroom teacher, Hatake Kakashi, who was also our science teacher. When I got to the classroom, I expected the teacher to give me detention for being tardy, but he wasn't even in the room yet! As I scanned the room, I found my cousin flirting with some guy… and him. No, no, no! We can't possibly be in the same class together! I took a seat next to a chubby guy eating potato chips.

"Hi, I'm Chōji Akimichi," said Chōji, offering his hand to me to shake. I grinned at him, shaking his hand. "I'm Tomomi Hayashi!" I said, discreetly wiping my hand on my skirt after. After shaking his hand, I mean. Because his hand was oily. And hey! Don't look at me like that, it's not like I have something on… big-boned people! People are still people, they have feelings. So don't judge anyone without getting to know them inside! If only my cousin could say the same…

"Good morning, class," A voice interrupted me from my thoughts, bringing my eyes to a silver-haired man, with hair covering his left eye, wearing a sanitary mask and holding an orange book up. "Write who you dislike the most in this class," he said, reading the book. "Submit it to me and after, I'll arrange your partners for the entire term."

I squinted, trying to read his book's title. It read: Icha Icha Paradise. Hey, wait a minute, I've heard of that book before! I racked my mind for something about that orange book, and it suddenly clicked: my homeroom teacher was reading porn in public! Yuck, that's so perverted! Shaking the thoughts away, I pulled out a small piece of paper and wrote my name on it and pondered a bit… Who do I dislike the most in this class? Well obviously, I dislike Sakura and that blonde guy, but if word ever got out that I wrote that I disliked Sakura and Aunt Chizu heard of it… man. I don't even want to mention what Aunt Chizu would do to me. So instead, since I didn't know that blonde guy's name, I wrote: 'That blonde guy with the long hair and blue eyes.' and sent it in to the teacher.

Once everybody handed in theirs in, Kakashi-sensei took the time to choose our most suitable partners. As he started saying, who was partners with whom, groans and complaints were heard throughout the classroom. Obviously, I was curious to why complaining until I heard Kakashi-sensei say:

"Tomomi Hayashi, your partner is Iwa no Deidara."

Then, it made perfect sense.

Damn it.

So that was my first chapter of my first story. Hope that it wasn't too bad! Please read and review if I need to improve on anything. Thank you!