A/N: I'm back. It's been a very long time because of writer's block and dealing with stress, going on vacation, school starting, recovering from getting my wisdom teeth out. I'll try to get my other stories finished and updated as soon as I can. You readers just need to be patient with me. Enjoy the story.

A light came on in a small apartment owned by Naruto Uzumaki. The blonde swung his legs off the bed and sat on the edge of the mattress. Sweat dripped from his forehead that had caused his hair to be matted down. The hot summer heat was taking its toll on the whole village of Konoha.

It was a quarter after two in the morning and the heat was already too much for Naruto. The window was open the entire night, so far at least, but was no consolation due to the nonexistent breeze. Naruto let out a sigh as he looked down and realized that his pajamas were drenched with sweat. They were clenched to every curve of his body. The need to cool down was too great and a shower was the answer.

Naruto got up and went over to the dresser. He opened the very top drawer and pulled out a pair of blue boxers. The blue-eyed ninja closed the drawer and made his way to the bathroom. After the door was shut, the 18-year-old began to strip off his pajamas and boxers. Naruto stepped into the shower and turned the faucet halfway upward counter-clockwise until cold water came rushing out of the showerhead above. The feel of the cold water against Naruto's tanned skin was a relief. The water ran down the blonde's well-toned, 6-pack abs chest and down the rest of his front.

After standing that way for about 10 minutes, Naruto turned around and stood that way for about another 10 minutes. He then turned back around and raised his head toward the showerhead. Naruto continued to stand still for an extra 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes were up, Naruto turned off the faucet and grabbed the white towel hanging on the rack. The blonde wrapped the towel around his waist and stepped out of the shower and onto the carpet in front of the mirror hanging above the sink. Naruto glanced at himself in the mirror and smiled, mainly for feeling better than how he felt before taking the shower.

Naruto finished drying himself off. After that, he slipped on the blue boxers. He picked up the sweaty pajamas and boxers and put them in the hamper by the wall on the side of the towel rack. The blonde opened the bathroom door, walked toward the bed, and laid down on top of the sheets.

He turned off the light, closed his eyes, and fell asleep right away. Naruto hadn't noticed that someone was watching him the entire night.