I uploaded this story previously but lost inspiration for following chapters. However since then I have gained new ideas. I hope you enjoy.
I opened my eyes to a clear blue sky, and unfamiliar surroundings. Blinking twice I sat up. How long had I been asleep? My sister was driving, her lips singing along to a song that was blasting out of the stereo. Her blonde hair was tied up but was moving uncontrollably as the wind hit it. My brother on the other hand sat there blatantly bored. His hat was slightly covering his plain black eyes as he looked out of the open window.
"Temari, do you reckon we're nearly there?" He asked.
"Sure! I've followed the map exactly and we should be there in the next ten or fifteen minutes. Anyway Kankuro do you think you could shut up this is one of my favourite songs!" She said grinning from ear to ear. He sighed. Ignoring her last comment.
"Good I don't think I can stand much more of your tone death singing…" He muttered.
They had always been like this as far as I can remember. Temari is my older sister, she's 19 years old. Kankuro is my older brother, he's 17 years old. Unfortunately for me I'm the youngest, I'm 15 years old. My father recently passed away, and my mother died when I was born. My brother and sister are now my legal guardians. We decided to move away from our home village, Suna, and get a fresh start. I knew that I would miss Suna though. It's blistering heat, the scenery, my home where I grew up. I knew that I was never going back, that's probably what will make me miss it more. I was wearing my favourite black top which had the words 'I don't care' imprinted on it in white, my black skinny jeans, and some trainers. My red hair was messy and like usual it hung slightly over my red tattoo which said love, and my eyes were outlined with black eyeliner.
"Hey sleepy head! I didn't know you were awake." Kankuro said as he ruffled my hair. I glared at him.
"Don't touch the hair, how many times do I have to tell you Kankuro!" I snapped.
"Hey hey calm down Gaara, I was just messing about." He replied.
"We're here." Temari said smiling. We pulled up to a pair of gates. Some people came up to us and asked for our name then let us into the village. It was definitely different to Suna. The houses all followed a simple design, and people were running around hectically. I watched. There were skyscrapers, that looked like they belonged to rival businesses, Hyuuga Corp and Uchiha Inc. There was a school, the one that I would be attending. It was called Konoha High. Typical. They named the school after the village couldn't they be a little more creative than that? I watched as teenagers flooded to a café, must be the usual hang out spot. I looked around desperately. There had to be at least one skateboard park…There wasn't. My eye twitched. Great.
We left the main street and headed down a side road. We parked up at a house. It didn't look too bad. It had a huge front garden which delighted Temari and somewhere to park our Chevy. We got our suitcases out of the back and made our way in. The house had four bedrooms, a massive kitchen, a comfortable sized living room and a back garden with a fountain. It had two bathrooms to my relief and an on-suite bathroom which Temari claimed. I walked into my room. It was pretty big and had a nice view of the village. My sister had brought me a bunch of things and had redecorated the room before I came. She'd done a good job. Smirking I unpacked my things. Tomorrow I would start school. Great.
"God…What time is it?"
Slowly I lent out my hand and turned off the alarm. Five more minutes couldn't hurt right?
"GAAAARRRRAAAA!" Oh right it could. "GAARA GET UP RIGHT THIS MINUTE YOU'RE GOING TO BE LATE!" Temari shouted as she stormed into my room, throwing the blankets off me. Yawning, I slowly sat up and stretched my arms.
"Fine, fine." I said as I got out of the bed. She ran back out, closing the door. I gently laid back on the bed smirking, what she doesn't know can't hurt her…
"Gaara if you're even thinking about going back to sleep…" She started outside the door. I sighed.
"Okay okay don't worry I'm getting up." I sluggishly started to get changed into the school uniform. It included a white shirt which I left untucked, a pair of black trousers, a pair of black plain shoes but I didn't want to wear them so I wore my trainers, a black blazer with the school logo, and a black tie that was hanging mid-chest. I slouched down the stairs. I'm so hungry. I drifted into the kitchen and sat down at the table. Temari was making pancakes. The smell of burning drifted around the kitchen. Suddenly I lost my appetite.
"Here you go." She said as she put them down on the table for me. I stood up quickly and grabbed my bag.
"Err I think I'll leave it…" She gave me a sad look, "…Because I might late for school if I don't hurry up." I said quickly as I ran towards the door opening it and running out. I walked down the road to the school. The school was located on a slant, it was a tall, old, red brick building.
Other students were making their way into the school, that's when I heard it. "P-Please s-someone h-help!" I turned around to where the voice was coming from. It was a girl. Her bike was moving downhill at an alarming speed. She shot past me rapidly trying to use her brakes. They wouldn't work. I looked around me. How come no one was helping her? Sighing I ran after her.
"Jump off the bike." I shouted at her. She looked at me panicked. It was then I saw how beautiful she was. Her hair was a midnight blue, and her eyes a pale lavender. My breathe got caught in my throat, I had to save her.
"I-I c-can't I-I'm t-too s-scared!" She replied.
"You have to!" I shouted.
"B-but i-it'll h-hurt!" She said quietly.
"I'll catch you." I answered. She looked at me searching my eyes for trust. Taking a deep breathe she jumped off. Time went slow, I ran forwards and caught her in my arms. Falling backwards, I made sure she wasn't hurt. "Ouch…" I muttered. Her bike fell over a few metres away from us. I looked at her and caught her eye. She looked into mine and then I watched as a blush crept up her face.
"S-Sorry…" She whispered as she got off me. I got up after her. I walked her over to her bike. One thing caught my eye about the bike. It obviously caught hers too. She gasped. I leant over it. The brakes had been cut. She lifted it up. Her eyes glistened with tears.
"T-Thank y-you." She muttered silently to me. Then ran off quickly. I watched her.
"Damn it." I whispered I'd forgot to ask her name. I ran back up to the school. What classroom was it? I ran around the school and came back to the secretary's office. She looked up at me. She had black short hair and onyx eyes. Her name card read Shizune.
"Hello how may I help you?" She asked.
"Err I'm Gaara, I'm meant to be starting here today but I don't know where my class is…" I mumbled.
"Ah the kid from Suna?" She asked as she flicked through some files.
"Yes." I answered.
"Your form base is class 134…your form tutor is Mr. Hatake…they should be in PHSE at the moment." She replied smiling, "I hope you enjoy yourself here."
"Thanks." I responded. I walked up a single flight of stairs and looked at the door to my new classroom. Taking a deep breathe I entered. The classroom was big and was filled with around 23 students. All of whom were watching me with curious eyes. I gulped.
"Err I'm new here…" I mumbled. The teacher turned to look at me. He was wearing a mask that covered his eye, and had white hair that seemed to defy gravity. He smiled under his mask.
"Ah yes. Class this is our new student. Would you like to introduce yourself?" He asked. I turned and faced the class.
"Hi I'm Gaara, I come from Suna…" I slurred. The door burst open. I turned. It was the girl from earlier. My heart thudded against my rib cage. Her eyes were red from crying.
"S-Sorry I-I'm l-late s-sir…" She whispered. He nodded. She glanced at me with a shocked impression and made her way up the class. The class glared at her. She saw the nearest empty seat. "E-Err i-is t-this s-seat t-taken?" She asked nervously. The kid looked at her as if she was a piece of dirt.
"No it isn't but like I'm going to let you sit here." He replied venom dripping off every word. She looked down at the floor.
"Hinata," Someone whispered. I watched as she turned to look at a blonde haired boy who patted the seat next to him. She smiled gratefully and sat down next to him. Hinata, what a nice name.