"Let go of me! Let me go!" A small boy shouted outside of an apartment building, trying to free his arm from a tall figure's grasp. The taller man looked at the small child in curiosity.

"What are you doing here? This isn't your place..." The older teen poked the question at the small boy, the boy glaring at him in hate.

"Yes this is! It's my place! Now let go and get out!"

"Listen brat," The tall man twitched at the smaller kid. "This is my apartment. I've lived here for a long time, so don't make me hurt you..." His eyes widened slightly in amusement as the boy tried to bite his arm before his eyes began tearing up as he realized he bit a metal brace. The boy began crying, the tall figure scratching the back of his head in puzzlement. Sighing, the tall man smiled to the small boy, his face widening and revealing three whisker marks on each cheek. "Oh well, come on in."

"Huh?" The boy looked up, confused.


"I don't know where you're from or how hard you hit your head, but I've lived here for a long time. Almost ten years. Though I do admit that I've been gone for two years, but Granny Tsunade kept the place clean." Naruto Uzumaki smiled to the small boy as he set down a cup ramen.

"RAMEN!" The boy's eyes lit up brightly, as if he were served a grand feast. Naruto couldn't help but smile as he sat down, watching as the boy ate with as much gusto as he did.

"You sure like ramen, don't you?" Naruto laughed, resting his face on his hand. The boy nodded his head, noodles hanging halfway out of his mouth.

"Thrd th-bthst!" The boy mumbled, the noodles jiggling as he tried to speak. Naruto smiled as he stared at the boy, watching him happily eat the hot noodles. It was then that Naruto finally took a good look at the boy.

He was wearing a black T-shirt with an orange spiral on the center, brown shorts and had messy blonde hair. He was covered head to toe in dirt, and Naruto figured he was an orphan.

'He kinda reminds me of me...' Naruto thought sadly.

"Hey!" Naruto looked up to see the small boy staring at him in confusion, the ramen already finished. "You okay? You seem sad..." Naruto blinked before smiling.

"Sorry, I was just thinking of something. Say, you don't seem to be scared of me anymore...what happened?" Naruto smirked, the boy blushing in nervousness.

"Sorry, its just...people don't really like me. But you gave me ramen! You have to be a nice guy!" The child grinned. Naruto couldn't help but laugh.

"Hey, I never asked your name." Naruto smiled as the boy grinned in excitement.

"It's Naruto Uzumaki! Remember that name cuz I'm gonna be Hokage some day!" The tall blonde stared at the small blonde, his eyes comically small.

"Umm...what was that again?" The tall blonde looked down at the shorter blonde's face, noticing three whisker marks on each cheek.

Just like him.

"I said I'm Naruto Uzumaki! What's your name mister?"

"Uh..." Naruto's eyes widened, his face paling.

"Mister? Mister?"

THUD!

"MISTER! HEY, YOU OKAY?"

I think I need to stop watching all of Kiba's stupid movies...I'm seeing myself...as a kid!


"Naruto? Naruto, can you hear me?"

"Huh?" Naruto looked up to see emerald green eyes looking down in worry. "Sakura-chan?" The blonde quickly sat up, holding his head as it pulsed. "Ugh...remind me to kick Kiba's ass...I just saw..." Naruto turned, only for his eyes to shrink, a mini version of himself staring at him in worry. "Uh..."

"Trust me, if you think you're freaked out...that's nothing compared to me." Sakura said waving her hand negatively. "I was just walking down the street when...well, YOU showed up and dragged me back here." The pinkette sighed as she turned to the small blonde. "I don't think little Naruto here understands it yet, but I think this is something relating to time travel ninjutsu."

"So...like the Fourth Hokage?" Naruto said rubbing his head, the smaller boy's eyes lighting up.

"I know him! He's the one who beat the demon fox! He's my idol!" Little Naruto grinned brightly, throwing up a peace sign. Naruto looked to Sakura, who looked at the boy, giggling.

"You really are Naruto...aren't you?" Sakura smiled, holding a hand to her mouth in an attempt to stiffle another giggle. The little blonde crossed his arms, huffing in annoyance.

"I AM Naruto! I don't know who mister here is, but he gave me ramen! So I don't want anything bad to happen to him! Just like the old man Hokage! And Teuchi and Ayame!"

Naruto couldn't help the smile that crossed his face, grabbing the little version of himself and holding him in his arms. The little Naruto looked up at the tall blonde, a blush searing across his face. He had never been hugged before by anyone but the old man.

"Naruto...I think I'm going to call you Naru-kun." He smiled, the boy blushing as he looked up. "Cuz my name is Naruto too!" Sakura looked to her teammate, a shocked look on her face.

"Naruto, he's..." Her eyes widened as Naruto smiled to her, lifting a finger to his mouth and motioning that she be silent. She looked back down to see Naru-kun fast asleep against Naruto's chest, tears flowing down his face.

"Naruto...onii-san." The small boy hugged Naruto tighter, the blonde smiling warmly.

"Don't tell Kakash-sensei about him yet. I want to take him out first. I don't know why he's here, how he got here or when he's going back...but I want him to have the best day ever." Naruto grinned. "I want to give him what I always wanted as a kid. A day with his very own big brother."

Sakura smiled to the blonde, nodding in understanding. Little did either know, something big was going to be happening the very next day.


Kenta: This will be a short fan-fic, maybe spanning three or four chapters. I read a fanfiction where Naruto and Ino meet their younger selves, but it kinda got irritating, what with the author expecting people to understand how the characters knew stuff they wouldn't.

Naruto was nine, he knew Ino and they were good friends. That's great! Naruto and Ino end up meeting their older selves. Cool! Kakashi is the Hokage? Awesome! But then they start doing stuff the author doesn't even TRY to explain. Kakashi would give them a half-assed mission that didn't explain ANYTHING before disappearing and everyone apparently knows exactly what to do. Not only that, but they apparently have ideas for something that they just heard about that will make everything better.

*buzzer goes off*

HELL NO! If you're going to do a time-fanfic, at least try to do a good job at it...But then again, if I can complain about this story so much, why not make my own version?

*drum roll please!*

So I figured I'd make my own version with the two. Whether or not you guys enjoy the story doesn't really matter to me, as I've got other stories. I'm just passing time as I'm building up more ideas and scenes for the chapters. Later!

Kenta Raikiri