Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto.
Since I have tons of free time because I can't currently update on Uchiha Obito Ghost!... Here's the next one-shot!
"Hey, Naruto!" Minato smiled at Naruto. They were in the dining room of Minato's house, and they were eating dinner. Although they both preferred ramen, because Minato knew the virtues of proper nutrition, he was forcing Naruto to have something different.
"What is it, Dad?" Naruto asked, poking at his plate of food. He was currently nine years old.
"You were asking about having a pet, right?" Minato asked, turning his head slightly to the side.
Naruto nodded, holding his breath.
"I suppose it couldn't hurt." Minato sighed resignedly.
Naruto's eyes widened and he placed a grin on his face. He jumped at Minato and hugged him. "Thanks, Dad!"
"Hey, hey..." Minato laughed good-naturedly. "Get off."
Naruto stepped back to his seat.
"So, what do you say?" Minato asked, looking at Naruto. "We can go to the store, say, tomorrow?"
"Yeah!" Naruto said cheerfully.
"Now, why don't you eat your vegetables." Minato grinned.
"Aw..." Naruto complained, poking at the vegetables on his plate. "Do I have to?"
"Yes." Minato stated.
"Hi, Sasuke!" Naruto grinned, running up to Sasuke. They were in the Academy's classroom and class hadn't started yet. "Guess what?"
"Minato-san let you get a pet." Sasuke stated with a slight smile.
"How'd you know?" Naruto complained.
"It's obvious." Sasuke stated, placing his head onto his hand. "You were practically mesmerized by Hai, my cat... and you mentioned wanting to have a cat as well."
"Er, yeah, I guess you're right." Naruto admitting, taking a seat next to Sasuke. "'Cause Hai was really cool! And so soft! And cute!"
"I suppose. Uchiha have always been associated with cats." Sasuke pointed out.
"Well, it matches you. 'Cause you're independent, like the cats. And kinda 'cool', like cats." Naruto mused, scratching his head.
" 'Cool'?" Sasuke raised an eyebrow. "I don't really get it."
"It doesn't matter." Naruto shook his head, dismissing what he had said.
Just then, Sakura and Ino made their appearance in the door. "Ino-pig!"
"Oh, joy." Naruto groaned, placing his head onto the desk. "It's the banshees. I'm not here!"
"I don't think that'll work, Naruto." Sasuke said, exhasperated. Not that I blame you.
Sakura and Ino raced up to Sasuke and Naruto.
"Sasuke-kun, Naruto-kun..." Sakura scratched her cheek in embarassment. "Can I sit next to you?"
"Don't be stupid! I'm going to sit next to Sasuke-kun and Naruto-kun!" Ino exclaimed, glaring at Sakura.
Naruto groaned, not lifting his head up.
Why? Just because I'm first or second... mostly second... darn you, Sasuke!... in all of the Academy stuff, and the Yondaime's my dad, people 'like' me... fangirls...
Dad suggested just ignoring them, but they just screech more...
Sasuke said that Uchiha usually have fangirl problems, because they're an 'elite' clan, and it's impossible to get rid of fangirls.
Just great, dattebayo.
"Can... you go?" Naruto mumbled.
"I agree." Sasuke muttered.
"Of course, Naruto-kun, Sasuke-kun!" Sakura exclaimed, hearts for eyes.
Ino nodded as well, her hands clasped together.
Naruto turned his head towards Sasuke. "Well, at least they're gone for now... Yay!"
Sasuke smirked slightly at Naruto's near-permanent cheerfullness. "Uh huh."
Naruto glanced at the clock. "Class is going to start in three... two... one..."
The bell rang and Iruka promptly made his way into the classroom.
Naruto and Minato made their way into a pet store after the Academy had ended for the day. Luckily, Minato had managed to finish up his paperwork early today, so he had some free time.
"Wow..." Naruto's eyes lit up as he regarded all of the pets. Cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, birds... the selection was amazing.
"Ho-hokage-sama!" the employee exclaimed. She was a young, brown-haired civilian. "What are you doing here?"
"Oh, what else?" Minato smiled. "To get a pet, of course."
"Um... I see." the employee nodded, looking at Naruto. He was currently staring at the antics of the puppies. "Do you need any help?"
"Ah, no, I think we'll just look around." Minato said, nodding politely at the employee. He walked up to Naruto. "Did you find anything you liked?"
"They're all so... cute!" Naruto exclaimed. "And cool!"
"But... hm..." Naruto raced around the store, looking at various pets. "I like the cats..."
"The cats?" Minato blinked. Personally, he didn't like cats much... mostly because of the Uchiha... but if that was Naruto wanted...
"See, this one! The black-blue furred one with the black eyes!" Naruto grinned. There was a mischievous look in his eyes. "It looks just like Sasuke! It even has a surperior look in it's eye!"
Minato sweat-dropped. "Can you tell that?"
"I want this one! Please, dad?" Naruto looked up at Minato with his big blue eyes. "Please?"
Minato sighed. "Oh, fine. You want this one, right?"
"Yup!" Naruto grinned cheerfully.
Naruto waved a feather above the cat's head, and the cat tried to catch it.
"What are you going to call it?" Minato asked, regarding the cat.
"Um..." Naruto frowned. "Let me think... Tsuki!"
"Tsuki? Moon?" Minato blinked. "Why?"
"Because 'Yoru' is weird, and 'Tsuki' is in 'Night', or 'Yoru'." Naruto explained, smiling at the newly-named Tsuki.
"If you say so. He's your cat, after all." Minato scratched his head. "So, what do you want for dinner?"
"Ramen!" Naruto exclaimed, grinning.
Minato sighed. "Seriously, Naruto..."
"We haven't had ramen for ages!" Naruto complained, crossing his arms. Tsuki, meanwhile, rubbed against Naruto's leg.
"I don't think six days counts as ages..." Minato rolled his eyes. "But, ah well. I suppose we can have ramen tonight."
Naruto's eyes widened with happiness. "Yay!"
And? How was it?