Naruto walked into the Slytherin Common Room and saw Draco, Blaise, and Theodore sitting on one of the couches doing some homework. He quickly made his way over to them and sat down next to Draco. "How much do you know about the Chamber of Secrets?"

Draco looked up from his essay, looking a bit surprised that Naruto was actually talking to him. "Well, not much…"

"What about your father? Think he might know something?"

Draco thought for a moment before nodding. "Yes, I have a feeling he might know quite a bit. Why?"

Naruto looked at Theodore and Blaise making sure he had their attention. "You know the writing on the wall that said the Chamber of Secrets has been opened? Well, I know it exists and I want to find it." Naruto sighed before leaning his against the back of the couch. "The only problem is that no one knows where it is."

"I could write my father and ask him what he knows…" said Draco. He was also interested in this secret chamber.

"Does this mean that our quest on proving that Lockhart is fraud is on a hiatus?" Asked Theodore

Naruto nodded. "Our new goal is to find the Chamber of Secrets. You can include Tracey and \Daphne in our plan if you feel like it, the more the merrier."

Draco nodded and pulled out a piece of paper. "I am going to start on the letter."

Naruto stood up from the couch and started to walk towards the girls dormitories. "I am going to go and fill Pansy in. Maybe her parents know a thing or two."

-Year Two: Chapter XXI: Wicked Ways-

Naruto walked out of the castle with a piece of paper clenched tightly in his hand. He pushed passed a group of kids who gave him a confused look as they didn't expect to see anyone else out past curfew. He kept on walking until reached the edge of the forest and took off in a huge burst of speed once he passed the first tree. One clone appeared on each side of him and sped off in a different direction.

Naruto stopped and looked in both directions before grabbing a kunai and throwing it up in the air. He watched the kunai fall to the ground and once it penetrated he pulled out his wand and kunai and took off after one of his clones.

Blood covered the forest ground, trees, and gave a little sparkle in the sunlight. Four full grown men were lying on the ground lifeless, three with their throats cut and the fourth had a hole in his chest. A pair of brown, moist eyes locked onto to the blond haired killer. The boy had been walking around the forest with a letter in his hand when he and his little gang spotted him. They planned to rob the kid of all his money and valuables, but what they didn't plan on was the boy killing them without thinking twice about it. He glanced at his snapped wand before watching the blond carefully. Fear started to cover him like a blanket when he heard a low hissing come from the youngster.

Naruto gave the snake a questioning look. "Interesting," he muttered.

The man had no idea what the kid was saying, but all he knew was that he had to get out the area fast. He only knew of one person who could talk to snakes and he was extremely dark, and highly feared. He tried to move his legs without any kind of success. They were broken. A tear started to fall down his cheek as he held back a sob. He was trapped. He closed his eyes and let the tears start falling.

"Will you please be quiet?"

Moist brown eyes brown eyes locked with cold blue. His mind didn't register the question, nor did he let himself quiet down. "Please don't kill me!"

"I'm not going to kill you." Naruto tilted his head towards the man lying on the ground while keeping his eyes locked with the snakes. "What was that curse you and your little friends tried to use?"

"The Cruciatus C-curse…" The man glanced at Naruto who was giving him an impatient look.

"What the hell does it do?"

"It…inflicts excruciating pain on the victim…"

Naruto stayed quiet as he took in the new piece of information. So there was a torture curse; interesting. "What's the incantation?"

"…I'm not going to tell you…"

Naruto twirled his wand in between his fingers and looked back down at the snake who was eyeing the man intently, a thoughtful expression spreading across his features.

A cold chill ran down the man's spine as he hopelessly watched the snake slither towards him. The snake stopped right in front of the helpless man and stared him right in the eye as it raised its head preparing to strike.

Naruto rolled his eyes as the man screamed in pain. People were so weak when it came to their lives. It's not like begging would help after you attempted to rob and kill them. The world around Naruto started to ripple and change. The blood on the ground disappeared along with the wounds of the men that attacked him and their breathing went back to normal. All five men lied on the cold ground unconscious and perfectly alive, but not exactly able to function properly just yet. Blue eyes met yellow as he stared at the snake lying next to him incredibly relaxed. Another unneeded mystery that just had to enter his life.

The ability to talk to snakes was probably uncommon as he had yet to hear anyone else do it, but the possibility still existed as there haven't exactly been any snakes around for the professors to speak with. He noticed it was a different language because what he was speaking wasn't English, nor Japanese which confused him as he couldn't remember ever learning it, let alone being aware of it. So that only gave him two possibilities. One was that it had something to do with his magic, and Two was the Curse Mark Orochimaru gave him. He had doubts that it was the Curse Mark as Orochimaru couldn't actually talk to snakes, except for his summons. But summons were completely different than regular animals. You could summon regular animals yes, but you wouldn't actually be able to do anything with them as a communication barrier was in the way.

Naruto stood up and rubbed his head when he felt a headache forming. He needed to grab something to eat, go to sleep, and hopefully forget about this incident for awhile.


Tracey and Daphne both walked into Draco's dorm not even bothering to knock. Daphne looked at Draco who was lying on his bed going through a bunch of books and scattered papers. Both Theodore and Blaise both occupied the bed next to him looking through books on snakes and other creatures. "Have any of you three seen Pansy?

Theodore shook his head. "Not recently."

Blaise didn't answer them nor did he look in their direction. He was too engrossed in the book he was reading while Draco just shrugged his shoulders. "If we see her we'll let you know."

Tracey walked over to Theodore and plopped herself down onto his bed. "What are you looking for?"

"Giant monster snakes!" Theodore snapped the book shut and threw it onto the floor. He grabbed another one that was resting next to him and opened it. "You see I got to thinking after hearing everyone talk about the monster that dwells inside the Chamber of Secrets. If the chamber was built by Slytherin and does happen to have a monster living inside of it, then wouldn't it be some sort of snake?"

"What makes you think it's a snake?" Daphne asked. She sat down next to Draco who decided to give Theodore his attention.

Theodore looked at all of his friends like they were stupid. "Are you seriously asking me that question?" At Daphne's nod, he decided to explain. "Slytherin could talk to snakes!" He watched all of them to see if any of them caught up. "Ugh! If he could talk to them there is a chance he could control them to an extent! Why would he have a monster that he couldn't control?"

Realization dawned on Tracey and she started to clap her hands excitedly. "We're getting somewhere! Theodore, you're a genius!"

Theodore scratched the back of his head in embarrassment. "I know…"

"So what kind of snake are you looking for?" Asked Daphne

"We don't know," said Blaise who closed his book. "We know that it needs to be big because smaller snakes can be easily killed and wouldn't pose that much of a threat."

"Small snakes can be dangerous!"

"They can be dangerous, but they don't exactly pose as much of a threat as a much larger snake."

"Says you," Daphne muttered.


Naruto dropped his bag and sat down. He turned himself a bit to the right to give himself a better view and watched the lone classroom door carefully. "Are they all planted?"

Pansy sat down next to him and quickly nodded, a mischievous grin crawling onto her face. "I can't believe we are doing this! Doing it to a tree was awesome, but doing it to a classroom? This is going to be intense! Why aren't we walking away like the people in movies?"

Naruto smiled and placed his hand on Pansy's shoulder. "Because the writers who make their characters walk away from an explosion are stupid. Walking away doesn't make you a bad-ass, watching it does."

Students of all ages walked the grounds of Hogwarts; the small amount of rain didn't seem to bug any of them. Some of them were with their friends while others were by themselves with one thing in common; they were enjoying their day off with no disruptions. The sound of glass shattering and a giant ball of fire following after filled the once peaceful air, causing all the students in the area to jump from shock. Some of them ran off screaming, while one kid fainted.

Pansy covered her eyes as thick clouds of smoke started to fill the hallway. The door to the class room had been blown to pieces and some of the shards were lying on the ground on fire. "That was huge!" Pansy looked at Naruto who looked disappointed. "Why are you not cheering? That was awesome!"

Naruto looked at Pansy and sighed. "Because it the same fucking thing! Combining my Chakra and Magic and adding it to the explosive note was supposed to do something different, not just blow up like normal!"

"What did you expect it to do?"

"I don't know!" Naruto stood up and pull out an explosive from his pocket. "It could have exploded in an array of different colors, a fabulous display!" Naruto started to mold his Magic into the note before wrapping it around a piece of wooden debris. The sound of ignition filled the hallway echoed off the walls of the hallway when Naruto threw it into the now destroyed classroom. A giant explosion shook the ground under Naruto and Pansy as an enormous fire ball filled the entire classroom, disintegrating everything in its path.

"Very impressive…"

Naruto turned around and raised an eyebrow at the newcomer. His blond hair fell just before his eyes, and his brown eyes were giving both him and Pansy a promise of pain. "Who are you?"

The stranger's eyes landed on Naruto and hardened. "Deneb and I believe you know my big sister."

"I could know her, but without a name, I couldn't tell you for sure." Naruto glanced at Pansy who decided to stand behind him.

"Oh, I believe you know her as Martha." Deneb stared at Naruto waiting a reaction and smirked when he saw Pansy's eyes widen slightly in surprise.

Naruto shrugged his shoulders and folded his arms. "Martha… That name doesn't ring any bells. I guess she wasn't too important if I forgot about her so easily."

"You should remember her! You were the one who ruined her life!" Deneb was breathing heavily, his frustration rising by the second. "Do you remember her boyfriend, Cameron? You ruined not only his life, but his father's as well! His mother committed suicide because of you!" Deneb took a couple of slow breaths to help calm him down. "Do you know how long it took me to find out it was you?"

"No, but I bet you are going to tell me."

"I'm not because it doesn't matter! I have finally found you and, seeing as this little show you put on for your little girlfriend here has probably alerted some unwanted attention, I am going to tell you this… Once you let your guard down I am going to ruin you! You will wish you never even looked at my sister! Both of you are going to be on your knees begging me to end your pathetic lives, and when that time comes…I am going to stare you right in the eye as the life leaves your body."

Naruto watched as Deneb turned around and walked off. He was surprised to say the least. He didn't know that stupid bitch had a younger brother. A brother who obviously wasn't as intelligent he had originally gave the family credit for. He looked at Pansy who was playing with the hem of her skirt nervously. "Pansy let me know if he says, or does anything to you."

Pansy nodded, surprised at how cold Naruto became. She didn't know what to think of the situation. She was surprised that this family was going to start another problem, but if she was honest with herself, she was scared too. She watched as Naruto cleaned up their mess before grabbing onto his hand and letting him lead her towards their Common Room.


Naruto glanced at Snape who was reading the letter that his dumb-fuck of a Hokage sent him. It was sent by one of his crows, a privilege he only gave to Kakashi, so thankfully the place he called 'Home' had no idea where he was located nor could they ever find him. He looked at the letter that Snape had set down on his desk before looking up at the man. "Do you have any questions?"

"What does C.R.A mean in this letter? It seems like that is the reason they want you to come back."

"It means I get to marry and have sex with a bunch of strange women that I don't even know." Naruto leaned back in his chair and rubbed his eyes. "C.R.A stands for Clan Restoration Act. Since I am the last Uzumaki I get the privilege to build my family. I honestly never really had any interest in this bullcrap and don't really want to participate."

"What happens if you refuse?" Snape asked. This was something he didn't agree with. To put someone so young, especially his student, in this position was wrong.

"I don't really know to be honest. All I know is that I have to go to Konoha and discuss this with my leader."

"I don't see why you have to go back, Mister Uzumaki. Nowhere does it say you are required to go speak with him."

"Yes it does. It's an order, not a question. The only question he asked was if I was able to make it by a certain time and that is because he doesn't know how long it takes to get from Hogwarts to Konoha. After I give him the time he will give me a deadline and who knows what would happen if I didn't reach that deadline."

"Who are you, Naruto?" Snape wanted to know what happened. Why was Naruto so different from Kushina? The chance to get answers was right in front of him and he wasn't going to let them slip between his fingers.

"Naruto Uzumaki?" Naruto answered dumbly. What kind of stupid question was that?

"Your name, yes, but who are you?"

"A Shinobi of Konohagakure…Student of Hogwarts…What do you want me to say?"

Progress Snape thought to himself, but the word Shinobi brought a bad feeling to his gut for some reason. It was like he was going hate the answer he was about to get. "What exactly is a Shinobi, Naruto?"

"Err…didn't Dumbledore tell you and the other staff members? I explained most of this crap last year." Naruto looked at Snape confused. What the hell was the point of these questions if he most likely knew the answers to them already?

"No he didn't. He didn't inform any of the staff members about this information." Snape narrowed his brow in frustration. "Tell me, Naruto, what exactly is a Shinobi."

"A weapon if you want the most honest answer."


Naruto nodded. "Yes, weapons. Shinobi and Kunoichi are the primary military power in Konoha. We perform missions for a fee and those can include manual labor, acting as escorts, and carrying out assassinations. We are loyal to our villages for life and any defectors are considered missing-nin and will be marked for death. This will happen to me if I don't go back."

Snape kept himself silent in slight shock. He didn't know how to react to this new piece of information. His student was a trained killer. His thirteen year old student was performing deeds that most grown adults couldn't ever think of doing. How could this Konoha place get away with such a thing? "How…how many people have you killed, Naruto?"

"I haven't killed anyone. I act as an escort and do manual labor." Naruto stood up from his chair and started to pace the office, his patience was running low. "What does any of this have to do with me going back to Konoha to decline some stupid C.R.A?"

If only Snape had caught the hidden meaning in Naruto's words. "What do you do when someone attacks whatever you are escorting?"

Naruto growled in frustration. What did him killing people have to do with anything. "I knock the person unconscious! Just because I can kill people doesn't mean I do it!" A heavy silence filled Snape's office as both figures stared each other down. The silence was finally broken when Snape cleared his throat. "When do you have to leave?"

Naruto shrugged his shoulders. "A few months maybe?"

Snape nodded and stood up from his chair. "Come and see me when you need to leave and I will get your transportation prepared."

To Snape's surprise, Naruto sat back down at his desk instead of leaving. "I actually have a question for you, Professor."

Snape raised an eyebrow in curiosity. "What question might that be?"


Naruto leaned against his broom and yawned. Snape had been meeting with him more often to see how he was doing, asking more questions about his duties as a Shinobi, or to simply teach him more magic.

"I expect excellence from all of you!"

Naruto ignored Marcus and glanced at Draco who was trying his best to not look nervous and was failing miserably. Besides the lessons with Snape, he had been bothered by Deneb. The kid was always seemed to be around. He would always try to blend in with crowd or keep his distance and just watch him. It was starting to get annoying.

Naruto blinked a couple of times when his team started to go their separate ways. The real surprise was Draco who was still standing next to him and still looking incredibly nervous. Naruto looked around to see if there was anyone Draco could possibly be wary of and when the only two people he could see was Pansy who walking towards them looking confused, and then Deneb who was still watching them. "Err…Draco. Are you okay?"

"Not really."

"Is it Deneb?" Pansy cut in.

"No, it's more like his family."

"Why are you so worried about his family?" Naruto asked, "Couldn't you just let your father deal with that part?"

"Well yeah I could, but it's just… I don't know. I guess it's just more of the fact that compared to you and my father I am doing absolutely nothing!"

"The way I handle problems isn't exactly the greatest…"

"I know, but at least you are doing something instead of just standing around and doing nothing like I am!" Draco let out a frustrated sigh and folded his arms. "I have no power in politics, I am not strong enough in magic to hold my own against the upper years, and I can't even fight! Do you know how frustrating that is? Knowing you can't do anything!"

Naruto nodded with a small grin forming on his face. "Just ask."

Draco looked at Naruto a little bit shocked. "What?"

"What." Naruto leaned against his broom and grinned. "Just ask."

"I – no – I didn't mean for that…" Draco looked away a bit embarrassed.

"Yes you did!"

"No I didn't!" Said Draco becoming a bit irritated

"Yes, you did! You wouldn't be complaining to me if you didn't want my help. So cut the foreplay, just ask." Naruto glanced at Pansy and saw she was trying to repress her own smile.

"Would that be a problem?"

"Would it be a problem if you just asked?"

"Would you please teach me how to fight?"

"Yeah" Naruto stood up straight and started to walk towards the school. "I'll write you up a schedule and give it to you tonight. Prepare to regret ever asking me for help."

Draco visibly paled while Pansy followed Naruto up to the castle giggling.


Draco was lying on his bed in a white t-shirt and a pair of grey sweats. Naruto told, or more rather demanded, that he wear these pieces of clothing. He even had to wear trainers! What kind of wizard wore muggle clothing? Oh yes, Mudbloods, Naruto, and now him. If his father ever saw him in these...he didn't want to think about what would happen. Like being called a traitor, worthless, or worse, being disowned. How glorious.

The training he was put through was killing him. When he came back to the common room he was covered in sweat, out of breath, and had cramps. He had to run a full lap around the school and do twenty push-ups and one-hundred sit-ups. Naruto also decided to tell him this kind of exercise was for chumps and because he was so out of shape he wouldn't be able to handle anything else. On another horrible note his training was going to be increased and more exercises were going to be added. How awesome is that? Maybe stage two will actually kill him. He didn't have to do the training alone as Naruto joined him. He wore the exact same thing as Draco, but just different colors. Grey shirt and black sweats.

The one thing that probably annoyed Draco the most was that he would only have an advantage over his peers when he would be done with the training. A major advantage, but it was just over his peers. A great thing was that he could build his skills over time and the older his got the more his advantage grew. That advantage only lasted until someone with more experience came along and kicked his ass into the ground. The beating his pride would take if someone younger than him won in a fight. The thought was revolting and he knew he would never be able to show his face anywhere without holding up a head of shame. Luckily for him a good majority of magic folk didn't know how to use hand to hand combat and were rather useless when they ended up wandless. He wasn't going to be one of those wizards.

Draco snapped his attention to the door when Naruto came in looking a bit annoyed. He silently watched as Naruto started to go through his trunk muttering to himself. "What's wrong?" Draco raised an eyebrow when he stood up with a paint ball gun.

"I am going to get my wand back."

"Err… What?"

Naruto sat down on the bed on started to reload the gun. "Lockhart caught me after hours using magic and he decided he was going to confiscate my wand. I'm going to sneak into his room and get my wand back all the while using this gun as a way to shoot him if I have to or if I just generally feel like it from a distance. Vengeance will be mine!"

Draco sighed and pulled his blanket over himself. "Can't believe you are using a muggle weapon…"

"It's more useful than you are."

Draco huffed and folded his arms. "The hell it is."


"Ready?" Harry muttered.

"Wait till everyone's gone," said Hermione nervously. "All right..." She approached Lockhart's desk, a piece of paper clutched tightly in her hand, Harry and Ron right behind her. "Er - Professor Lockhart?" Hermione stammered. "I wanted to - to get this book out of the library. Just for background reading." She held out the piece of paper, her hand shaking slightly. "But the thing is, it's in the Restricted Section of the library, so I need a teacher to sign for it - I'm sure it would help me understand what you say in Gadding with Ghouls about slow-acting venoms."

"Ah, Gadding with Ghouls!" said Lockhart, taking the note from Hermione and smiling widely at her. "Possibly my very favorite book. You enjoyed it?"

"Oh, yes," said Hermione eagerly. "So clever, the way you trapped that last one with the tea-strainer."

"Well, I'm sure no one will mind me giving the best student of the year a little extra help," said Lockhart warmly, and he pulled out an enormous peacock quill. "Yes, nice, isn't it?" he said, misreading the revolted look on Ron's face. "I usually save it for book-signings."

He scrawled an enormous loopy signature on the note and handed it back to Hermione. "So, Harry," said Lockhart, while Hermione folded the note with fumbling fingers and slipped it into her bag. "Tomorrow's the first Quidditch match of the season, I believe? Gryffindor against Slytherin, is it not? I hear you're a useful player. I was a Seeker, too. I was asked to try for the National Squad, but preferred to dedicate my life to the eradication of the Dark Forces. Still, if ever you feel the need for a little private training, don't hesitate to ask. I'm always happy to pass on my expertise to less able players...

Harry made an indistinct noise in his throat and then hurried off after Ron and Hermione. "I don't believe it," he said as the three of them examined the signature on the note. "He didn't even look at the book we wanted."

"That's because he's a brainless git," said Ron. "But who cares, we've got what we needed -"

"He is not a brainless git," said Hermione shrilly as they half ran toward the library.

"Just because he said you were the best student of the year -" They dropped their voices as they entered the muffled stillness of the library. Madam Pince, the librarian, was a thin, irritable woman who looked like an underfed vulture.

"Moste Potente Potions?" she repeated suspiciously, trying to take the note from Hermione; but Hermione wouldn't let go.

"I was wondering if I could keep it," she said breathlessly.

"Oh, come on," said Ron, wrenching it from her grasp and thrusting it at Madam Pince. "We'll get you another autograph. Lockhart'll sign anything if it stands still long enough."

Madam Pince held the note up to the light, as though determined to detect a forgery, but it passed the test. She stalked away between the lofty shelves and returned several minutes later carrying absolutely nothing. "The last copy of the book has already been checked out."

"Do you know who happened to check it out?" Asked Harry a little annoyed. They were so close and their chance just slipped right in-between their fingers.

"A Mister Naruto Uzumaki asked for it last year. You are welcome to try again later." Madam Pince eyed the three of them with suspicion before turning around and getting back to her duties.

Ron looked at Harry and Hermione who were both looking rather disappointed. "I take it we are going to go and find Naruto?"

Harry and Hermione both nodded and walked out of the library with Ron following behind them.


Lockhart sat his desk with an open letter sitting in front of him and a quill in his hand. He had a big grin on his face as he wrote down his reply and his cheeks had slight pink tint to them. "Oh, Sue. If only you were a couple of years older." He rather enjoyed his fan mail as it gave a boost to his ego. Of course he only read the mail from the witches as the wizards usually insulted him. He could remember some insults that made him wonder what caused those people to be so cruel. He remembered a letter that said his mother should have drowned him at birth. Another letter, actually it was a howler, told him he was as worthless as the broken condom he owed his life to. Jokes on that guy as he didn't even know what a condom was. Then another which actually kind of stung said that his birth certificate was actually an apology letter from the abortion clinic. Some people were just heartless.

Lockhart raised an eyebrow when a letter landed on desk. He set his quill down and pulled out the letter. He didn't know what to expect and was hoping it was from someone who had a heart. He opened the letter and cringed.

"Mister Lockhart.

Fuck you, fuck your family, fuck your loved ones, fuck any pets you may have, fuck your hopes, fuck your dreams, fuck your ambitions, fuck the earth on which you clumsily trod, and fuck the miserable day on which you spilled out of your whore-mother's gaping vagina and forever cursed this world to bear the shame of your useless existence. Fuck you, you wand thieving cunt."

Lockhart dropped the letter and sniffled. How could people be so cruel? Of course this person was gutless as they didn't even bother to say that to his perfectly smooth face. Of course he was at Hogwarts so it's not like they actually could, but that's beside the point! Lockhart nearly jumped out of his skin when one of his pictures shattered and fell off of the wall. He looked behind him and saw nothing. The picture did have orange paint splattered across it, but he couldn't think of anything that could have produced it. He let a silent cry when he felt something break against the back of skull. He pressed his fingers against the wound and felt something wet cover his fingers. Fearing the worst he looked at them and saw the same orange paint and thankfully not blood.

Naruto stood on top of the ceiling with a grin on his face. Just one more shot and he would grab his wand and leave the poor professor alone. After all, he had some business to deal with in the morning.

Lockhart quickly bolted under his desk when a barrage of paint balls started to fly towards him. He could hear them all splatter against his desk and all of his books. He silently wanted to cry and never leave the comfort of his desk. All of his hard work was being destroyed. After a couple of seconds the sound of balls splattering disappeared and complete silence filled the room. Lockhart slowly crawled out from under his desk while making sure the coast was clear. When he stood up he saw that his desk had a new paint job and his floor was now covered in glass from the fallen pictures. None of that mattered to him though, it all could be fixed. What put him in tears was that someone had stolen his enormous peacock quill. That wasn't fixable.


As eleven o'clock approached, the whole school started to make its way down to the Quidditch stadium. It was a muggy sort of day with a hint of thunder in the air. Naruto watched as Deneb walked out of the common room in a hurry. This kid was an annoyance and most likely a very big problem in the future. That problem had to be prevented as it would only cause him stress and he had enough on his plate already. Killing was out of the option as it would be suspicious if Deneb was to suddenly disappear, and he couldn't cause mental trauma as his sister was a victim of that and it would look bad if another member of that family suffered the same fate.

Naruto picked up his broom and ran out of the common room. He was going to 'talk' to Deneb during the Quidditch match where everybody would be too preoccupied with the game to worry about what he was doing. Plus, if he played during the game he wouldn't actually become a suspect if someone found out about his and Deneb's chat. According to Professor Snape, it was impossible to be in two places at once.

Naruto dropped his broom and kicked Deneb behind the knee dropping him to floor. He pulled out his wand and pointed it at the back of Deneb's head. "Just do as I say." Before Deneb could say anything, a yellow jet of light slammed into the back of his head.

Naruto picked up his broom and created a clone. "You know what to do." The Clone nodded and started to drag Deneb to an empty classroom, leaving Naruto by himself.

Ron and Hermione came hurrying over to wish Harry good luck as he entered the locker rooms. The team pulled on their scarlet Gryffindor robes, and then sat down to listen to Wood's usual pre-match pep talk.

"Slytherin has better brooms than us," he began. "No point denying it. But we've got better people on our brooms. We've trained harder than they have; we've been flying in all weathers -"

"Too true," muttered George Weasley. "I haven't been properly dry since August"

"- and we're going to make them rue the day they let that little bit of slime, Malfoy, buy his way onto their team." Chest heaving with emotion, Wood turned to Harry. "It'll be down to you, Harry, to show them that a Seeker has to have something more than a rich father. Get to that Snitch before Malfoy or die trying, Harry, because we've got to win today, we've got to."

"So no pressure, Harry" said Fred, winking at him.

As they walked out onto the pitch, a roar of noise greeted them; mainly cheers, because Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff were anxious to see Slytherin beaten, but the Slytherins in the crowd made their boos and hisses heard, too. Madam Hooch, the Quidditch teacher, asked Flint and Wood to shake hands, which they did, giving each other threatening stares and gripping rather harder than was necessary.

"On my whistle," said Madam Hooch. "Three ... two ... one. . ." With a roar from the crowd to speed them upward, the fourteen players rose toward the leaden sky.


Deneb looked around the empty room in a panic. His wrists and ankles were tied down to the table preventing him from going anywhere. He could see the rain hitting the window and hear the loud clap of thunder. He looked at Naruto whose eyes were filled with annoyance. "What the hell is this!?"

Naruto shrugged his shoulders and walked towards the table. "I can't have you run off."

Deneb glared at the blonde with such hatred that Naruto knew if looks could kill, he would be lying on the cold floor. "Once I get out of this you are going to wish you were dead. I will ruin your fucking life!"

"You've had plenty of chances to do that, yet, you haven't. I'm not worried."

Deneb felt a new wave of chills as he eyed the completely calm blonde in front of him. "What are you worried about?"

"Not much, maybe the Quidditch game ending before I am finished."

"What the hell is the matter with you? You can't just kill me!"

"I can actually, and I'm going to." Naruto tugged on the rope making sure it was tight enough. He put weight on the edge of the table to make sure it couldn't be flipped over.

"Someone is going to find out! This castle has eyes everywhere!" Deneb was seriously starting to worry. He knew this kid was someone to not take lightly, but to actually resort to killing him was the biggest situation he didn't think of happening.

"Don't worry; I removed every painting and portrait in this room. We are completely alone. You can scream and nobody will hear you."

"Why are you doing this!?"

"Because I don't want to deal with your future bullshit. I have too much to deal with at the moment." Naruto bent down and picked up Deneb's wand off of the floor. He placed both hands against the table and leaned closer to Deneb. "You are a problem. A threat towards someone I care about. I can't leave this place knowing that someone is out to hurt her or worse…"

"I wasn't planning on killing her! I didn't have any plans for your little girlfriend!"

Naruto smacked Deneb on the forehead and placed the tip of the wand against his throat. "No. No, no, no. Don't think that I am going to believe that for a second. The way I hear you look at her… It's unnerving." Naruto sighed and looked up at the ceiling. "You threatened my family and I can't have that. I have no idea what your father plans on doing to Mister Malfoy, but I will stop him. Your entire family is going to pay for what you have tried to do."

"We haven't tried anything!"

Naruto placed the tip of the wand against Denebs forehead. "Maybe you haven't tried anything, but I do know you are planning something." Naruto moved the wand back and forth slowly while staring at Deneb. "Tell me. How shameful is it for a wizard to be killed by his own wand?"

Naruto pushed open the door to the classroom and looked down both ends of the hallway. When he didn't see anyone he tightened his grip on Deneb and started to drag him towards the exit of the school. It was chilly and the only sound that could be heard was a body getting dragged across the floor. Naruto stopped mid walk when he saw Teddy flying towards him with a letter tied to his leg. "Well this is inconvenient…" Naruto muttered as he dropped the body and untied the letter and opened it up.

"Dear Fuck Face.

"Oh Camille, you're so charming."

"Do you not care to keep in touch with your friends? This bird is the only way I can communicate with you and it's incredibly abnormal. Who the hell uses birds? Seriously, haven't you ever heard of a telephone? Keep up with the times, Whiskers.

Anyway, you are going to spend Christmas with me. No choice. If you say otherwise you'll regret it. Everything has been approved and you can come over whenever you want. I know it's early, but I would highly prefer now.


Naruto flipped the piece of paper over and cut the word 'sure' into it using his nail. He folded it back up and handed it back to Teddy who took off into the night. Naruto stood there for a second as his eyes started to change from blue to red. He looked down at Deneb and tightened his grip. "Take my warning with heed, Mister Deneb. Hurt my friends and your life won't be the only one I ruin."