Naruto and its characters do not belong to me.
SasuNaru Yaoi. Don't like. Don't read.
Summer was coming to an end.
I sat on my front porch, watching the sun be engulfed by the night.
I loved watching my world change right before my eyes.
Watching the safe world lit by the sun be devoured by shadows.
Change. Everything changed.
I myself had changed. Just like the day is consumed by the night, I have been consumed with pain.
This time last year I didn't know the true meaning of pain. I was naïve.
Worrying about my first day of high school. If it was as bad as I thought.
Would I be bullied? Would I be able to find my locker and classes?
Would the teachers be as mean as my brother said?
Did freshmen really get beat up by the seniors? Would I really get stuffed into a trashcan?
That was my idea of pain back then. School making me miserable.
My mom comforted me and told me I had nothing to worry about.
She was right. High school was great.
Lots of friends. Classes could be hard but the teachers were always willing to help, and unless you got in there way, the seniors acted like you didn't exist.
My freshmen year went by in a blur. Summer break hit like lightening.
That's when my world was flipped upside down. A complete 180.
I was waiting outside the school waiting for my mom and dad to pick me up.
We were gonna get ice cream to celebrate me making it through my first year.
I saw them waiting at the stop light before the school.
I smiled when the light turned green and they pulled into the intersection.
Everything went mute as a loud screeching came barreling down the road.
A bus came into view. It was swerving. Completely out of control.
The bus connected with my parent's car.
The force made the car bend in on itself. My father got the full blow.
The impact made my mom's head break through the window.
I watched all this happen in complete horror. Everything seemed to have slowed down.
I caught every little detail. Once the bus came to a stop time came rushing back to me.
Sirens could be heard as cops and an ambulance came rushing to the scene.
I wanted to run over there but it was too far.
I heard a strangled sound. I realized it was me. Crying.
I felt firm hands on my shoulders.
"Sasuke? What's wrong?"
It was my brother. Itachi.
I couldn't find the words to describe what I had just witnessed.
I simply pointed the barely recognizable shape of my parent's car.
He looked. He squinted. He gasped. He gripped my shoulders tighter.
He couldn't finish the question. I nodded.
"Sasuke, you should come inside. It's late."
Itachi's voice brought me out of my memories of a few weeks ago.
I waved him off and stared up at the stars. The sun had disappeared a while ago.
I was no longer young and naïve.
I wasn't worried about the first day of school tomorrow. I wasn't worried about anything.
How could my life get any worse?
My parents were dead. My brother was stuck raising me instead of going to college.
I had once been happy. I forgot how it felt to be happy.
Instead of smiling I scowled. Instead of laughing I scoffed.
I wasn't me anymore. I forgot who I used to be.
Itachi called for me to come inside again. This time I listened.
I sighed and stood up.
I spared one more look at the stars before heading inside.
"Can you believe it Sasuke? We're sophomores!"
I ignored Lee to the best of my ability.
He had deluded himself into believing we're friends. How, I don't know.
I've always been mean to him. It was hard not to be. He was so damn annoying.
Going on about youth this and youth that. What the hell did it mean?
"Lee's as hyper as always."
I looked over at the low, cold voice to see Neji Hyuuga.
I chuckled and turned to face my friend.
"Just as annoying too. How was your summer?"
He shrugged and gave me a sympathetic look.
"A lot better than yours probably. Sorry I couldn't make it to the funeral."
I shook my head.
"Don't worry about it."
Suddenly a weight landed on my back.
"Hey guys! Have you seen the freshman babes? So hot!"
We rolled our eyes at Kiba Inuzuka.
Before any of us could say anything, an announcement came over the PA.
Sasuke Uchiha. Please come to the principal's office immediately.
I was shocked.
What could I have possibly done? I'd only been here 10 minutes.
I groaned and stood up.
"See you later guys."
"Forget it Tsundae. I won't do it."
Weekly sessions with the school's guidance counselor?
I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.
Tsundae sighed and rubbed her fingers on her temples.
"It's Mrs. Tsunade to you Sasuke, and it's mandatory for us to get an understanding of you mindset after your parents accident."
I rolled my eyes.
"It's only the first day and you're already on me… Look I'm fine. I don't need some counselor probing into my mind to tell you that."
She glared at me.
"You don't have a choice in the matter. Unless…"
I didn't like the evil gleam in her eyes.
She stood up and started walking around her office.
"Well, I could always erase these mandatory sessions, but you'd have to do something in their place of course."
I narrowed my eyes.
"What would that be?"
"Help out at the freshmen assembly. You'll pin each freshman with the school's crest."
"There's gotta be at least a thousand incoming freshman."
"If you'd rather meet with the counselor…"
"No, no. I'll pin the freshmen…"
She beamed at me.
I groaned at what was to come.
I was standing at the doors of the auditorium, waiting for the freshman to file in.
One person pinning them all was sheer madness. It would take forever.
Finally the doors opened and I proceeded pinning the school's emblem, a swirl in the shape of a leaf, onto the blazers.
Faces blurred. Had I really been that short last year?
Most of them looked terrified. Others cocky and overconfident.
Some of them were polite and told me thank you. Others just ignored me.
After 2 hours of pinning freshman, the last one stood in front me. Shaking nervously.
He was a head shorter than me and had bright blonde hair and vibrant blue eyes.
He was 3 lines on each cheek that looked like whiskers.
"Calm down. Everything will be fine."
I reached towards him with the pin. I think me talking scared him, cause he jumped.
I accidentally poked him too hard, and stabbed the pin through his jacket and into his chest.
He winced in pain and I jerked back in shock.
I saw a small red stain on the light gray blazer.
It wasn't much, but my OCD took over.
I took his hand and dragged him to the nurses office.
"Wh-where are we going? What about the assembly?"
His voice was low and meek, as if he was scared. He might very well be. I remembered being scared.
"You're bleeding. I'm gonna help you, and try to get the stain out of your jacket."
I wasn't sure why I was doing it. I didn't care about him one way or another.
But it was my fault, and the stain was really bugging me.
And he was a freshman. I doubt I'd ever see him again.
I pushed him into one of the chairs and went to grab a piece of gauze and a band aid.
"Take your jacket off."
He hesitated before pulling his arms out of the sleeve.
I ran some hot water over the stain before I walked over to him.
I sat in front of him.
"Unbutton your shirt."
His hands shook as he brought them to his shirt.
He unbuttoned just enough to give me a look at the wound.
It was barely noticeable, but it was deep. I padded the gauze over it before sticking the band aid on.
"There. No for your jacket."
I walked over to the sink and turned the water off.
I pulled the jacket up and inspected the stain.
I had been too late. It wouldn't come out.
I sighed and turned back to blonde boy.
"It won't come out. You'll have to buy another one."
His eyes bugged and he shifted uncomfortably.
"How much are they?"
I wasn't sure and got out my agenda to check.
He looked stricken.
He sighed and stood up.
"I only have enough money for lunch and the bus ride home."
He looked embarrassed as he said it. I suddenly felt bad for him and shrugged my jacket off and threw it at him.
"Here. You can wear mine till you can buy your own. It's only mandatory for freshmen."
He looked at me jacket before looking back at me.
His face split into a blinding smile and for some reason I thought he looked cute.
"What's your name?"
He tugged my jacket on and I laughed at how long the sleeves were on him.
"Sasuke. Sasuke Uchiha."
He rolled the sleeves up before giving me his name.
"I'm Naruto Uzumaki!"
By the next day I had completely forgotten about lending Naruto my blazer.
I rarely wore mine in the first place.
Arms came down on my shoulders on both sides of me.
It was Kiba and Neji.
"Hey man. Where were you yesterday?"
I shrugged put from underneath their arms.
"Old Tsundae conned me into helping out at the freshmen assembly."
The groaned in understanding and we started walking towards the school.
We got onto school grounds and all I could hear was my name.
A yellow blur hurtled towards me and wrapped their arms around my waist.
I looked down in shock at Naruto Uzumaki.
He snuggled into my chest and smiled at me.
"Good morning Sasuke!"
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