Naruto's heart was pounding against his ribcage as he listened intensely to the hoarse voice on the other end of the phone.

"I will kill all of your loved one's until my demands are met!"

Naruto narrowed his eyes. "If you do anything to any of my friends I'll—

"You'll what?" The sinister voice chuckled. "You have no power here boy, I told you not to cross me and now you must pay the consequence! Perhaps I'll start off by murdering that sexy little vixen of yours!"

"If you touch her, I'll kill you!" Naruto roared through the other end of the phone.

"You brought this on yourself! I warned you before that if you ever crossed me you would pay!"

And with that final statement, the phone went dead.

Naruto growled and punched a hole through the wall, he winced as blood began to drip from his knuckles and onto the floor. "God dammit!" Clenching his eyes shut, Naruto agonized on what he would have to do to keep his family safe. It would take a vast amount of time to do what his former boss wanted of him, and Naruto wondered what would become of Hinata and his friends until then?"

Hinata...

When it came down to the shy beauty however, He would have to be even more protective of her, if that were possible, he would have to keep her by his side at all times.

"No that won't work, the closer I am to her the more of a target she'll be." The blonde thought miserably.

Frowning as he glanced down at his cellphone, he decided he'd have to do the unthinkable to keep his most precious person safe.

Dialing her number Naruto felt the burning wave of tears approach but kept them at bay for the time being. He waited patiently to hear the gentle sound of his lover's voice for the last time.

"H-Hello?"

Naruto took a deep breath and gripped his cellphone tightly. "Hey Hinata-Chan, It's me."

Prologue