A/N: Whoops! weirdismyname here! here comes my next story... :) please, enjoy.
Disclaimer: I DO NOT OWN NARUTO. I NEVER OWNED IT!
I Will Take You Forever
It all started in a World Class Ship. Naruto Uzumaki is the Grandson of a very famous jewel collector. He is 17 years old, and he has it all. Fame, money, good looks, fan girls, and athletics—he has it ALL. But there's still one thing that he couldn't get. LOVE. Love from his real parents and LOVE from the girl of his dreams. Sakura Haruno. After this cruise, when he gets back to Japan, he will definitely confess to her. But, he meets a girl named Hyuga Hinata in the world class ship. They became good friends for a short time, and they wished to meet again someday. Fortunately, there was a new student in Konoha Gakuen, and the girl happens to be Hinata. The daughter of the owner of a world class museum.
They meet again. But, a lot of unexpected things happened to their lives.
FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, TRAGEDY… AND LOST.
A lot of painful things. But the most painful thing was… when Naruto found out that Hinata is sick.
Chapter 1: It all started with a Song
Naruto wanted to kick his grandfather's butt. Because of him, he was stuck in this stupid world class yacht. Being the grandson of a famous person was not that great at all. He needed to attend balls, parties, occasions, and events regarding his grandfather's company. After all, he's the only son that his mother and father had, everyone in the clan expects him to be the next heir of the jewelry company.
Wanna know why he's in this world class yacht? It's all because of his grandfather—Jiraiya found a very rare diamond in Egypt. The diamond was said to be lost for almost two thousand years, during the times of the Persian Empire, this diamond was worn by Darius the Great. This discovery is History in the whole wide world. Once again, the family name of Uzumaki gained more fame and power.
Sheesh. As if I care about that. Naruto thought to himself. It's not that he's complaining about his level in life, it's just that fame and money were still not enough to fulfill his desires. He was still not contented. It's like there's still an empty portion in his heart that money can't buy. But what's supposed to be done has to be done. Nothing will change in his life.
No matter how hard he tries or how much her cares.
Everything will remain the same.
"HEY! You idiotic Grandson! Get out of that room already, it's lunchtime!" the voice was coming from his oh-so great grandfather. The knock from the door was so loud and strong that the last thing he would do is to destroy it.
His gramps was strong for an old man.
There were advantages and disadvantages for his strength. But for Naruto, most of it was a total DISADVANTAGE.
Naruto, who was sitting comfortably on the window pane, sighed in irritation. "COMING!" He was forced to say.
"Hurry up. We'll be waiting for you at the dining hall. Don't be late!" Jiraiya shouted.
"I understand, dattebayo!" Naruto answered. He was relieved to hear Jiraiya's footsteps fading as he walked away from Naruto's door.
Lazily, he went down from the window pane and made his way to his closet. His clothes were ready. Now, he knew why the maids were fussing in his closet earlier. Oh, his old pals. Coat and Tie. How he hated them. But he could do nothing.
Well, he has to do the right thing, no? Whether he likes it or not, the mighty coat and tie wins the battle.
But… it doesn't mean that he is going to eat with the ROYALTIES.
That was the knock that he was waiting for. He quickly put on his black coat and made a messy knot with his red tie. He walked across the room and opened the door. It's as if he already knew the person who was knocking.
There stood a guy. A guy with black silky hair and mysterious black onyx eyes stood in front of Naruto. And for some reason the guy had a dark aura surrounding him. He was also wearing a formal attire like Naruto. He was also an invited guest in this yacht just like Naruto. And he was undergoing same circumstances just like Naruto.
"You ready to go?" said by the guy with a deep and muscular tone of voice.
Naruto scratched the back of his head. "I've been waiting for you for like three hours. Where have you been, Sasuke?"
"Do you think it's easy to get out of my father's sight?" Sasuke replied.
Naruto shut the door behind him. "All right. I don't want to deal with your father, too." He said. "Ikezou."
Sasuke nodded in response, and stealthily, they walked through the hallways with the intention to escape.
The orchestra played classical songs for the first class passengers who were in the dining hall for the party. Just like what Jiraiya said, rich families gathered for the formal meal this noon.
"It's great to see you again, Hiashi-san." Jiraiya greeted formally and shook hands with the noble man with long black silky hair.
Hiashi bowed in respect. "It's been a long time, Jiraiya-sama." He said. "I'm honored to be invited to this special occasion."
Jiraiya grinned. "There's no need to be so formal." He then turned his gaze to the guy standing beside Hiashi. A teen-age guy who looked almost the same as the noble man. Long silky hair, pale skin and light violet eyes. He seems to be a fine young man. "Care to introduce this lad to me?"
"Oh, this is my nephew. Hyuga Neji, the son of my late brother Hizashi." Hiashi introduced.
Neji stepped forward and gave Jiraiya a polite bow.
Jiraiya slammed his hand on Neji's arm. "You're going to be a strong man someday. Say, what's sports do you do?"
"Karate desu." Neji answered politely.
"Nice." Jiraiya praised. "Well, keep up the good work. I know your father would be very proud."
Neji smiled. "Arigato gozaimashita." He replied.
A waiter then came and offered them a glass of wine. Neji had to refuse because he was still underage, while Jiraiya and Hiashi took one for themselves.
"By the way, where is your daughter?" Jiraiya asked and he took a sip. White wine. His favorite. "It's been a long time since I saw her. Hmmm… as far as I could remember, she was just six years old back then when I met her at the night parade in France."
Hiashi nodded. "She's still getting ready in her room. Neji, can you check on her for a while?"
Neji nodded in response and took a bow before he left.
"I bet she has grown into a fine lady." Jiraiya commented.
"Yes. Just like her mother… every angle of her reminds me of my wife." Hiashi said. "And I suppose Naruto is all grown up, too."
That's right. Naruto. Jiraiya forgot all about his idiotic grandson. The formal meal is about to start and that FOOL has not yet arrived. Where in the world is that guy? If he just wasn't busy entertaining the guests, he would have gone back to Naruto's room and drag him here.
"That idiot." He mumbled.
"I can't believe that those guards were so easy to fool!" The blonde haired guy with whiskers on the cheeks exclaimed as he walked with Sasuke down the staircase.
Sasuke smirked slightly. "Of course, who would not be deceived by our filthy clothes?" he said.
Before they proceeded with their plan, Sasuke brought a bag of filthy clothes. They needed these to look normal to the guards and maids walking around the floor. To proceed to their incredible scheme, they had to look like normal people to be able to get out of the first class. Now, they were successful. They were on their way to the third class to have some fun.
Being in the first class was SO boring like hell. They had to act so proper in front of everybody. They'd rather stay at home for a video game, but since it was their first time in this world class yacht like the titanic, they wouldn't miss the chance checking the engines and the other floors.
When they were done checking the third class out, they made their way to the control room.
"Way too cool." Those were the only words that Naruto could think of. Whenever he goes with his grandfather for a cruise, this engine room was the best he had ever seen so far.
With big, massive, engine and strange beeping sounds, only a stone would not be amazed. There's a button for this, there's a button for there. Name it, and it's there. REALLY there.
"I wonder if this one will also hit an ice berg just like in that movie." Naruto said. He was talking about Titanic.
"Hn. Then that would be way too adventurous." Sasuke replied.
The boys continued to wonder around the most dangerous place of the yacht.
Suddenly, they were caught by workers. "You two! What are you doing in this place?" the man shouted with an angry voice. It sounded like a French accent.
"Yabai. Let's run for it!" Naruto said. Then they both sprinted away and climbed the steel stairs that led to the exit.
"Revenir!" He shouted. Then he began throwing French words at them which they didn't even understand.
Naruto and Sasuke ran faster as they could still hear the mad man's voice. They didn't care if they were going the right way or not. All that matters to them was to explore new rooms in this ship.
After several steps, they couldn't see the French guard anymore. Good thing that both of them were members of the school soccer team. Running away is just a piece of cake. An ordinary person can't catch up to their speed.
Now, they reached a different place again. Nothing special to be seen, just more hallways. For a while, they decided to rest and regain their strength. Running away from the French guard was quite a challenge for them; after all, since they got on this yacht, they haven't eaten anything.
While they were resting, the wind blew gently at the boys that made it even more relaxing.
"Sasuke, do you think they're looking for us?" Naruto spoke.
Sasuke gave him a look. "I don't think so. If they were, then my father or your grandfather should have sent the entire squad searching for us. It's going to be mayhem. Since it's still peaceful, I think they haven't found out that we escaped first class." He replied as he placed his hands in his pockets.
Naruto walked up to the window and placed his elbows on the pane. From their floor, he could see a small portion of the balcony from the first class. "I wish they get tired of searching." He said.
"Yeah. Why do we even have to be here? I hate parties." Sasuke complained.
"So do I!" Naruto agreed then sighed. "If we were just living a normal life. Imagine… No rules and regulations, no parties, balls, ceremonies to attend to, no guards watching over us and no butlers serving us!" He expressed. "Equal treatment of people, isn't that great? If things were just going my way…"
"Your way?" Sasuke raised a brow. "Then, what about my way? NO COAT AND TIE."
Naruto nodded. "Yeah, that's kinda good." He agreed.
As they continued talking about the type of life they wanted to have, Naruto suddenly saw a flash of white from the deck of the first class. It was a girl. A girl wearing a white dress. Naruto took a better look to familiarize her face.
The girl was wearing a white formal dress with a red brooch attached to her chest, and on her head was a white headdress that covered her dark blue hair. Her skin was white as snow that it shined through the sun's glare, and her eyes were unique in color that it had white ones with a hint of lavender without an iris. Naruto had never seen such an appearance before.
Every angle of her looked pure, innocent and beautiful.
For some reasons, he couldn't take his eyes off her.
She was beautiful. That's all that he could think of to describe the maiden. But, her eyes looked somewhat melancholic. "I wonder who she is…" he whispered to himself.
Sasuke gave Naruto a strong smack on the head. "Are you listening?"
Naruto got interrupted. He forgot about Sasuke… they were talking about their dream lives, weren't they?
"What are you looking at?" Sasuke asked.
Naruto immediately shifted his gaze away from the girl before he gets caught by Sasuke. "B-betsuni!" He defended.
Sasuke followed where Naruto was looking at earlier. Then he saw a girl with a white dress on the first class deck. He turned back to Naruto and gave him a skeptical look. "Hn. Her?" He pointed. "I can't believe that those innocent ones are your types."
"That's not it, BAKAYARO!" Naruto argued. "I'm not interested in women."
Sasuke smirked sheepishly. "Let's see about that… I know her name."
"Really? Then what?" Naruto completely fell for it. What an idiot… It was too late when he found out that Sasuke was playing games on him.
Sasuke laughed for his triumph. "Hn. Find that out yourself." He said.
"A-as if I care!" Naruto acted brave. Then he took one last glance at the girl, he saw a guy calling her. A familiar guy. Then, she left.
He lied to Sasuke. They've been friends since diapers. He told everything to him; his problems, opinions, and thoughts. He can tell things to him that he can't tell his grandfather. Thanks to Sasuke, he was able to open up. But there was still one thing that Naruto couldn't tell his best friend.
It's all about the girl he likes.
Her name is Haruno Sakura.
Ever since they were kindergarten, Naruto liked her. No one knew about this, even Sasuke but himself.
And he made his decision. When he comes back to Japan, he'd confess to her.
"You irresponsible young men!" the booming voice of Jiraiya exploded Naruto and Sasuke's eardrums.
Both of them were caught. It was already 2pm and the formal meal was over. The guests kept asking where Naruto and Sasuke were—especially the girls, and they kept waiting for the boys to come. Jiraiya was so ashamed of his grandson, same goes for Sasuke's father.
They were both disappointed by the lads' behaviors.
Naruto and Sasuke were both locked in their personal rooms as a punishment. They had three guards watching over them to make sure that they won't attempt to escape again. There was another party tonight. The main event of this cruise; the presentation of the rare diamond that Jiraiya found.
This time, there's no way to escape.
All Naruto could do was pray for the God's guidance to grant him strength not to fall asleep during the celebration. It would deliver too much SHAME to the family if the next heir of the throne falls asleep during the historical proclamation of the diamond.
It's time for the ceremony. Whether Naruto liked it or not, the coat and tie wins again. There's no backing out of this deadly battle. Ceremony, ceremony… meet Uzumaki Naruto.
He was escorted by three guards to the event hall to make sure he won't get away.
Like a prisoner.
If he wasn't just in this cruise ship, he would definitely knock the hell out of these damn guards. They were lucky that somehow, Naruto didn't want to bring shame to his grandfather. But, if it weren't for the disgrace that he would bring, he would beat them in a pulp and find all the way to escape this yacht. How could he help it? He never liked gatherings.
He was forced to stay alongside with Jiraiya to be introduced to some famous people around the world. Such as Prince William, Kate Middleton, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Barack Obama, Manny Pacquiao, Tiger Woods, J.K Rowling, Suzanne Collins and other big names across the ocean. But, Naruto didn't care. He didn't want to meet those people; all he wanted to meet were his real parents. No other.
Oh… when would this horrible night end? He was just here for less than half an hour. How much more could he take of this?
"Minna-sama, please lend me your attention for a while." Jiraiya began to speak. He was standing beside a covered cube—must be the container of the diamond. "I sincerely thank everyone for being here with me. I am deeply glad to see that each and everyone appreciates the hardships the company and I did for all these years. Now, we have accomplished a very high goal."
Naruto's grandfather continued to give his short speech about the jewelry. It was SO boring that Naruto wanted to snooze.
It took twenty minutes for Jiraiya to deliver his speech, and at last, it's time to see the ancient jewelry.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present… Darius the Great's Diamond!" Jiraiya exclaimed as he flipped away the red curtain that was covering the container of the gem.
Every guest in the room was astounded by the beauty of the rare ancient gem. Its color was dark blue and it gives off rainbow colored rays when the light hits its body. Its size was just as big as a cubic ring, and according to historians, Darius I used to wear this diamond as a necklace.
All of them were interested—oops, not exactly all of them. Correction there.
Two boys didn't even care to look at the rare gem. Their names are Uzumaki Naruto and Uchiha Sasuke.
1 hour later.
At least, Naruto was able to enjoy the dinner.
He survived for one hour. Thank God. Exchanging fake smiles and greetings with other people was a huge pain in the ass. He could feel his cheeks getting stiffed. He definitely needs a break.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope you're all enjoying your meals. To make it even more special, I proudly introduce my daughter to all of you. She is here with us to sing a very meaningful song. Hinata, please do the honors." Hyuga Hiashi said. Then a girl came down from the stairs with Neji escorting her.
She wore a blue turtle neck gown that reaches her ankles, and it has a slit that reaches up to her left knee. Her hair was all up and her bangs covered her entire forehead. The diamond earrings and necklace she had shined as the spot light focused on her.
Naruto was wide eyed. That was the girl he saw from the deck earlier.
Hinata. Was that her name? Did he hear the old man right?
Before Naruto could make further observations, he noticed that Sasuke was glaring at him teasingly from the other table. DAMN.
When he was busy having a stare down fight with Sasuke, the flute started to play a very melodic tone. A melody that was so familiar to him. His attention was drawn back to Hinata, and there, he was captivated by the music. After a few notes from the intro, he remembered what song that was.
The theme song from that movie. TITANIC.
My Heart Will Go On
Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you
That is how I know you go on
When she hit the first lines, the crowd looked very captivated by her voice. As well as Naruto and Sasuke. Her voice was so perfect for the song. It reminded them of Celine Dion.
Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on
Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
After the first chorus, the audience gave her an applause. The music continued… and Naruto couldn't take his eyes off her.
Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're gone
Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on
Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
Absentmindedly, Naruto walked closer to Hinata to see her better. Sasuke was observing him from afar with a slight smirk formed on his lips.
You're here, there's nothing I fear
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
Standing ovation and a round of applause was given to her by the crowd.
Hinata gave them a respectful bow in response and smiled very angelic. Her face was full of joy, her eyes were lively and her smile was very impossible to remove. She looked entirely different compared from the first time he saw her at the balcony. She was lonely… but now, that didn't show at all.
She was escorted back to her seat and the ceremony continued. There were some announcements from the ROYAL guests, and as usual, Naruto didn't listen. His whole attention was devoted to Hinata. He waited for her to be left alone at her table, and finally, her father and cousin left. Naruto had a chance. He made his way to her.
"Hey." Naruto said and tapped her shoulder.
Hinata slightly jumped in surprise. She turned to him and gave him a quick bow.
Naruto didn't know what to say. Seriously, what has gotten into him to approach the girl?
Here goes nothing.
"Your voice was beautiful. I like it." Naruto praised as he scratched the back of his head.
Hinata… blushed. She covered her eyes with her bangs and started playing with her fingers nervously.
Naruto was surprised by her actions. What was happening to this girl?
"Th-thank you…" she replied softly.
"I'm glad that you sang that song. It meant a lot to me." Naruto smirked. He offered a hand to her and introduced himself. "I'm Uzumaki Naruto, dattebayo. Yoroshiku."
Hinata shyly shook hands with him. "Hyuga Hinata desu."
Naruto took back his hand and placed it inside his pocket. Then he felt something. He felt that someone was watching them. He lifted his head and searched around the room. Then there, he saw that it was only Sasuke. The guy was teasingly glaring at them with a sheepish smirk on his lips.
"That guy…" Naruto murmured. He wanted to stay longer with Hinata but he had to settle some business with the Uchiha first. But, when he was about to excuse himself from the girl, the noble cousin of the Hyuga came back.
"What do you need?" Neji said with a somewhat irritated tone of voice. "Uzumaki Naruto."
Naruto didn't like dealing with this guy at all.
Yes, they knew each other because they attend the same school. What's worse? They go to the same class.
In short, they're classmates.
What could go worse?
"Nothing. I'm leaving." Naruto said and turned away from the Hyuga relatives. Like he would waste his time talking with this annoying guy. What a bad luck for Hinata to have Neji as her cousin. He was a guy that only cared about rules and regulations in school.
Oh, well. Who was he to judge the Hyuga's life?
"What did he say to you?" Neji asked and sat beside Hinata.
"He was just praising and congratulating me. You don't need to be so rude." Hinata said.
"Hinata, you better stay away from him." Neji warned.
Hinata gave him a look. "Why? What made you say that?" she paused and turned to Naruto. "He doesn't seem to be a… bad guy. I think he's nice."
"I'm telling you. Stay away from that guy, understand?" Neji said with a serious tone of voice.
Hinata sighed. She could do nothing but agree with her cousin. "Wakarimashita." She said.
Naruto made his way to Sasuke and gave him a dreadful glare. "What look was that?" He asked.
Sasuke raised his eyebrow. "You said you're not interested in the Hyuga daughter. But, it seems that I'm right. You are interested in her."
"I just congratulated her, that's all! Got a problem with that?" Naruto defended.
"Hn." Sasuke replied with his monosyllabic expression as usual. He didn't believe what Naruto was saying. "Bad for you that she's Hyuga Neji's cousin. It means… HANDS OFF." He said.
"What are you saying? Bakayaro!" Naruto exclaimed.
But Sasuke was right. Of all the people in the world… why does she have to be Neji's cousin?
TO BE CONTINUED.
A/N: FIRST CHAPTER IS DONE! YEAH! Please feel free to review. tell me if you liked it or not… I would accept any comments as long as it's not offensive. . correct me if I have wrong grammars cuz I know that I'm still a beginner.
I hope you enjoyed the first chap!
Ikezou- Let's go
Karate desu- It's Karate
Arigato Gozaimashita- Thank you very much
Yabai- This is bad
Revenir- Come back here
Yoroshiku- Pleased to meet you