Chapter 3: Multiple Invitations
Naruto was leaning back in his seat with his arms crossed, while trying to keep his eyes from closing. His head slowly kept lowering, but he kept raising his head back up trying to look up whatever the teacher was explaining. His eyes closed again, but they immediately snapped open when he felt his phone vibrate in his pocket. Reaching into his coat's pocket, he pulled it out and flipped it open to see that he received a text from Yahiko. He opened the message and it read, "Come by the same alley once you get out of school. If you can that is."
Naruto closed his phone and placed it back into his pocket, "Is there something you have to share with us?" Mr. Hatake asked.
Naruto jumped a bit being caught, but shook his head in response, "No."
"Very well." The teacher replied and went back to jotting explanations on the board.
Ayame turned to look at the blonde, "Who was it?" She whispered.
Naruto turned to her voice and he didn't want to tell her the truth. That was when he did the worse thing you could do, "It was Neji. He wants me to hangout with him after school and meet some friends of his."
Ayame frowned slightly, "Then I guess I'll show you around some other time."
Ayame decided to forget about it and reminded herself to get back at Neji for it later.
Time Skip: 3:50p.m.
Ding! Dong! Ding!
Naruto got up from his desk and immediately made his way to the exit, while Ayame just watched him leave. She was beginning to think that something's up since he left kind of in a hurry.
The brunette turned to see a girl with long black hair that went down to the middle of her back, "Oh, hey Rachel."
Rachel is a foreign exchange student from the United States of America. She came to Japan since she was tired of being in America. She wanted to explore new and neat places. "Hey, I was wondering…"
Ayame tilted her head slightly, "Talk while we get out of here."
Rachel nodded, as the two of them walked out of the room and down the hall, "I was wondering… I heard people saying that you and Sasuke are trying to help Naruto feel like he's welcome here."
The two girls turned around a corner and went down a flight of stairs, "Yeah, is there something wrong?"
"No, I was just wondering if you could help me out too."
"Um… sure, what is it?"
The two reached the bottom of the stairs and walked towards the doors that were up ahead, "Can you help me with Naruto?"
Ayame's eyes widened, "What?"
"Can you help me hook up with him? His cold attitude makes him attractive, but I don't want to embarrass myself to where he ends up brushing me off."
The two came to a stop at the doors, while Ayame turned to face Rachel, "I don't see why not."
Rachel smiled, "Thank you."
The blonde was now standing in front of the same alley when he met Yahiko and the others. He walked into the alley and could smell the scent of smoke. The further he walked in, the stronger the smoke smelt. Seconds later, he found Yahiko, Konan, Kisame, and Itachi. Yahiko looked to his left and smiled, "Ah, it's good to see you again Naruto."
Kisame and the others looked at the blonde, "You wanted me here for…?" Naruto asked.
Yahiko placed a hand on the blonde's shoulder, "We just wanted you to hangout with us." Yahiko motioned his hand back, while Kisame came up to the two with a cigarette in his hand.
Naruto looked at Kisame and saw Yahiko take the cigarette from his hand. The blonde just stood there, as Yahiko held out the drug to him, "Here."
Naruto looked at the object in Yahiko's hand. In his mind, he knew damn well what Yahiko's trying to make him do and didn't like it. He looked up at Yahiko eye-to-eye, "No thanks."
Yahiko shrugged, "All right then." He pulled out a lighter from his pocket and flipped it open, as he lit the end of it. He closed the top of the lighter and placed it back in his pocket, as he inhaled a small amount of it. His eyes narrowed, as he took the cigarette out from his mouth and released to smoke from within, "Listen, there's this group that's starting to become a problem. We're going to take care of them on Saturday evening and we would love for you to help us."
"Yeah, we don't know exactly how many of them there are." Kisame mentioned.
Naruto just stood there glancing back and forth between Yahiko and Kisame, "I don't know."
"Come on, you look like a tough kid… then again, I could be wrong. You could be one of those guys that look tough, but can't back it up." Kisame said.
Naruto clenched his fists and kept a calm expression on his face. Kisame took notice of it and grinned, "Awe, did I hit a weak spot?"
The blonde turned his back to them and took a couple steps forward; "I'll see you then." Naruto said, as he walked off.
Yahiko smiled, "Good," He turned to look at his friends, "Now we got ourselves some bait."
Konan frowned slightly, "You know they target anyone new that we recruit, so why would you want to put him on the lines like that? He seems like he went through a lot, he doesn't deserve this."
"Konan, Konan, Konan." Yahiko said, while keeping the same smile on.
The only female of the group looked at him, "What? I'm being serious."
"Are you actually sticking up for him? You've never stuck up for any of the new people that we recruited in the past."
"Because they were cocky ass holes."
"What makes you think that he won't turn into one of them?"
"Because he doesn't look or act like them."
"My, my, I haven't seen you this defensive before Konan." Yahiko mentioned.
"She's right, I don't think that Naruto deserves this."
Yahiko looked at Itachi and was shocked to hear him support Konan, "Even you? You usually don't say anything about a new recruit."
Itachi closed his eyes, while Yahiko kept looking at the two with a puzzle look on his face, "Whatever."
The blonde was walking on the sidewalk not caring where he was going to end up. On the other side of the road, two girls were standing and watching the blonde. One is Ayame and the other was Rachel, "Do you think he'll actually listen?" Rachel asked.
Ayame kept watching Naruto walking away, "I thought he was supposed to be with Neji?" She wondered, but decided to ask him about it some other time. "I hope so. Come on." She said, as they began to pick up the pace.
"It sounds like it's going to end up in a huge fight. Why did they ask me for my help?" The blonde thought, as he continued walking with his hands deep in his pockets.
The blonde turned around to see Ayame and some girl that he hasn't seen before, "What is it?"
"I just came here to introduce you to…"
"Rachel." She said, which cut Ayame off.
Naruto's eyes narrowed and turned his back to them. Ayame saw Rachel's hurt expression and quickly grabbed the blonde by his shoulder, "Wait. She just wants to be friends with you."
The blonde stood there in silence, "Come on. We're trying to help you." Ayame continued.
Naruto lifted his head up a bit and didn't turn to face the two girls; "I'll see you in school tomorrow." He said, as he broke free and walked to his apartment.
Ayame just stood there wondering what was wrong with him, but then she turned to look at Rachel to see that she was smiling and saw animated hearts floating above her head, "That's what makes him so attractive!"
A sweat dropped on the back of Ayame's head, "I just don't see it like you do then."
"How can you not see him like that? Incase you haven't heard, there's several other girls that are after him."
Ayame's eyes widened slightly, "Really?"
"Yes, it's like a Naruto fan club and they're all wanting him."
Ayame had no clue what to say and found it hard to believe that there was a club formed for him in such a short amount of time. He's only been here for a couple of days and it's like every girl is after him. "You know, now that I think about it… you wanting to help Naruto so bad. I think you have a little crush on him." Rachel mentioned.
Ayame jumped a bit and waved her hands in front of her, "No, no, no, I'm just trying to…"
"Nope. Don't try to make up excuses. Just know, I'm going to win Naruto over any other girl out in school."
Ayame sighed knowing that Rachel would just keep cutting her off and decided to allow her think what she wants.
Naruto sat at his desk with lying his head down since he was the only one in the room at the time. He had decided to come early to prevent himself from running into people. It was Friday and he knows how loud and chatty it's going to get today, so which is why he came early to avoid morning disaster. The door slid open, but Naruto didn't bother to see who came in and just kept his head down acting like he was asleep. However, when the door opened, there was more than one student walking in. The sound of multiple footsteps gave it away for the blonde.
"Hey, so are you going to the party tomorrow night?" A student asked to another.
"Hell yeah I am."
Naruto sighed and instantly regretted it since it was loud enough to say that he wasn't asleep after all.
The blonde sighed once again and lifted his head up to see Rachel, "You? Since when were you in my class?"
Rachel giggled slightly, "I've always been in your class. Maybe you should just examine your surroundings next time."
The blonde's eyes were half open, "What is it you want?"
"Sheesh, why do you always have to act so cold? Anyway, there's going to be a party tomorrow night at my place and I would like it if you were to come."
"Tomorrow night? Damn it, I have to help Yahiko and the others tomorrow."
Rachel kept her smile on and kept staring at the blonde. Naruto looked down at his desk, which Rachel's smile slowly turned into a sad frown, "Okay." Rachel instantly smiled hearing his answer.
She wrapped her arms around him, which other girls in the room all became jealous, "I'll see you tomorrow then." Rachel said, as she went to her seat.
Ayame came up to him and was looking at Rachel wondering what she told him, but then she came to a stop next to the blonde and looked at him, "What did she want?"
"She wanted me to come to her party tomorrow night."
Ayame sat down in her seat next to him, "Well, are you?"
Naruto laid his head back down on the desk, "Yes."
Ayame smiled, "Then you're going to see me and the others there."
Naruto sighed, "Joy."
Ayame giggled lightly, as the door opened once again, "Morning class." Mr. Hatake said, as he walked in and headed to the front of the room.
"Good morning Mr. Hatake!" The class replied.
"I know that the weekend's coming up and that your Spring Break is next week, so, let's try and give all your attention on these next few days without any trouble, okay?"
"Yes Mr. Hatake." Most of the class answered.
The teacher smiled, "Good."
The class all blurted out in cheers that the day was over, unlike Naruto, which he got up from his desk without saying anything.
A small group of students watched Naruto and talked amongst each other, "Do you think we should ask him?" One asked.
"We should. He looks like he has some hidden talent." Another answered.
One of the students from the group walked over to the blonde, while the others watched them wondering how Naruto's going to react. The blonde lifted his bag up and threw it over his shoulder. He turned to his side getting ready to leave, but there was a guy that he hasn't seen before standing in front of his path, "Hi. Me and the others were wondering if you'd like to try out for a soccer team."
Naruto cocked an eyebrow, "What made you want to ask me?"
"Well, you just seem like you're hiding some true talent."
Naruto sighed and walked right past the boy, then past the group of students that the boy was mentioning. However, the blonde came to a stop at the door, while the others looked at him, "Fine. We'll discuss it on Monday. I have things to do." Naruto said, as he walked out of the room.
The group all smiled and looked at the guy that had asked the blonde, "Way to go Hiroshige."
Hiroshige Ushijima is a rather tall student. He has short spiky blonde hair that reached down to his ears. He has brown eyes and his skin has a nice tan to it. Hiroshige smiled and scratched the back of his head, "Thanks." He chuckled.
"How did you get him to answer so easily?"
Hiroshige shrugged, "Too be honest, I don't know."
The blonde was now outside of the school and just walked around the main gates. He kept his head up watching ahead of him. Cars were driving by and he simply kept his focus in front of him. However, across the street, a couple of guys were watching him. One of them has medium length silver hair slicked back with distinctive purple eyes. He wore jeans with a pair of black boots. He also wore a white-buttoned shirt, which was open to show that he wore a gray sleeveless shirt underneath. The other one has slanted blue eyes and very long blond hair, which he wore drawn into a half ponytail. He wore black pants with a white muscle shirt, along with a pair of white sneakers.
"Hmm, so that's the new guy that Yahiko recruited, huh?" The silver haired man asked.
"Yes Hidan. Since we're going to end up being in an abandoned building near the shore, this will be easy."
Hidan began to laugh, "Yes, yes, yes! I haven't been able to hurt anyone lately. I want to pound this kid and let out all this frustration!"
The blonde sighed, "Let's go."
A/N: There you have it. As some of you all know, Naruto's moods tend to be off and on at times. The title of this chapter was all I could come up with since he's being invited to a party, a gang related thing, and now a soccer team. Think there could've been a better name. This is probably one of the shortest chapters I have ever wrote out of all my stories. I apologize to those you dislike short chapters and that this won't go on from here on out. I usually never do this, but I just thought that this would be a good ending for this chapter.
Anyway, I'm tempted to change this story up a bit with relationships. I want to bring Yoko Littner into this story even though I never watched the anime for her. Basically, I want to bring all sorts of other characters from other shows into this. It makes my work… more fun and interesting.
So, Hidan and obviously you should know the other guy is, are aware of Yahiko's new recruit. Just who's spreading the news?
Let me know what you think about me bringing in all sorts of characters from other anime and whom you think is spreading the news.