The blonde opened his crusty eyes to the brightly lit room. His blue eyes glazed upon the open window where a cool breeze was blowing against his hot skin. He looked to his right and saw that once again, there was no human form that had slept beside him. He remembered that he had fallen asleep on Hinata's side of the bed, maybe because her lavender scent had been engraved into the space.

Naruto sat up slowly and rubbed his tired eyes. He ran a hand through his messy hair and groaned as he remembered last night.

"Charles . . . not my problem right now," he mumbled to himself. He thought back to his Baby. "Heh, if I hadn't broken her phone I would call her right now." He got up and allowed his still tired body to get dressed in a regular orange tank and grey sweatpants. He dragged on some Nikes that he had found in his closet, which he barely used. The sneakers were fairly new but since he doesn't go out much and only does when he has business, he's never got to wearing them. He stood and looked at the large mirror above his dresser. He smirked a bit.

When did I grow taller? I can barely see my face.

He rubbed at his bare stomach from underneath his tank as he yawned. He was hungry. Maybe he'll stop by Ichiraku Ramen. He stepped out of his bedroom and grabbed his keys and wallet. Almost forgetting the most important thing to do to begin his day, he rushed back into his bedroom into his bathroom and brushed his teeth and rinsed with Listerine. Now he was ready to go.

Reaching behind his apartment to the garage, he got in his black Ferrari and drove out of the area and drove two towns away to fulfill his hunger with his all-time favorite childhood meal. He licked his lips at the thought of eating some miso ramen. He was definitely planning on eating at least three gigantic ass bowls full of the goodness. Oh how his stomach growled in response.

Upon arriving just a block away from the stand, he parked his car in a free spot and cursed himself at how much the street was filled with people of all kinds. Kids he's never seen before. Adults that friggin' look like they've gone to the Academy with him. What the fuck? He didn't like crowds, not because he was nervous or anything, but he'd attract attention to himself. As a child, his weird, demonic, and sadistic ways sometimes seeped out of him and his natural blonde hair would get him noticed. Now, well, he just knew that if he got out and just walked over to Ichiraku Ramen, people would definitely be surprised. He thought about his time in prison . . . it wasn't that bad, actually . . . well, back to the time where he was being arrested. He laughed to himself as he remembered the looks of his young peers at the time, they were stunned and scared. Maybe if he walked out, his old peers would hide their kids away from him. It's not like he was a rapist . . . but some kids were cute, though, in a good way. Now that he had a closer look, some of his old girlfriends that he noticed on the street didn't look that bad. His stomach growled loudly, reminding him why he was here.

"There's Mimi-chan . . . and Rebecca . . . My favorite was Saka-chan, she dyed her hair purple, now it's black." He sucked his teeth as he saw his Saka-chan walking down the street holding a kid's hand. He shrugged. "Well, whatever."

Finally, the blonde stepped out of his car, not forgetting to light up a cigarette and stick it to his lips as he shut the door and locked his car with the click of his keys. He straightened his tank which was slightly loose over his built torso, not that he minded. It was hot and he didn't want clothes sticking to him hence the loose clothing he was wearing altogether.

He began walking across the street to his favorite ramen bar and instantly he could feel the stares shooting him all over. One glance at one girl was all it took.

"OH. MY. GOD. NARUTOOOO!~" A girl came screaming towards him and nearly toppled them both to the ground before Naruto's arms held the girl in place before he got a good look at her. He smirked inside. He never knew he'd run into her.

"Ino, what's up?" he asked her, removing his cigarette to exhale. The young woman before him, with longer whitish-blonde hair now pulled up in a front pony tail that reminded him of his "little brother" Dei-san, looked up at him with practically stars in her eyes.

"I missed you!" she exclaimed happily as she once again jumped up and wrapped her arms around his neck and gave him a firm squeeze and sneaked a kiss on his cheek. Naruto smiled. Ino still likes him. He hugged her back. They had gone out when they were younger. When he was rejected by Sakura, he had no problem getting Ino who was an attention-seeker and he made sure to give her enough attention. Heh, at a young age, he sure had no problem getting it.

"I missed you, too," he told her. She giggled. She was touching him all over, trying to get used to the new and older Naruto in front of her.

"My God . . . when did you get so sexy?" He laughed.

"I could ask the same. I'm heading to Ichiraku Ramen to eat; you can sit with me if you want." Ino nodded eagerly and wrapped her arm in his and practically dragged him there herself. When they both sat on the stools, instantly Teuchi placed three bowls of miso ramen in front of Naruto.

"You're back! Man, you sure are the center of attention," Teuchi said. Naruto began eating and was already done with his first bowl.

"Whatddya mean, Oyaji?" he asked.

"Your friends the other day were lookin' for ya," Teuchi said. Naruto's brow raised in question.



"Oh you know. The Uchiha and that long-haired kid with that tattoo-face." Naruto nodded, a faint picture showing in his mind of a younger version of his friends except for Kiba. He saw him already.

"Nice to know."

"Ne, Naruto? When you're done eating, you wanna go out?" Ino asked him. She met his blue eyes and nearly melted in the stool she was sitting on. She licked her lips quickly. Her eyes moved slightly towards the opening of his tank beneath his arms where her hand was clinging to him. She caught the inside of his tanned, toned chest and his nipples—she licked her lips again.

Man, what puberty does to a boy . . . Ino was dying inside.

"Oh, Ino, you're here with Naruto?" Ino turned to Teuchi and nodded, smiling brightly.

"I haven't seen this hunk in forever!"

"I know right?"

Naruto glanced at the two and sighed quietly as he finally finished his last bowl and slowly drunk his tea till it was empty. He looked towards Ino and a small thought came to mind and he instantly smirked. His conscience thought otherwise, but Naruto's desire won the best of him. He licked his lips and leaned over toward Ino to whisper in her ear.

"Let's go somewhere alone, Ino-chan," he said. Ino stopped her chatter and glanced at him with widened pale blue eyes. The girl's face turned a shade of pink before she nodded slowly, standing from the stool. Naruto "hmphed" in satisfaction. He stood as well and bowed in respect to Teuchi. He sent him a short salute and said, "See ya later, Jii-chan!"

Teuchi nodded his goodbye and watched as the two older kids walked away from his mini ramen bar. He stared with a curious eye at them. "I'm confused . . . Isn't that other girl his girlfriend? Why is he with Ino-chan?" The old man shrugged and chuckled a little. Naruto, boy . . . He sure is a player. What a rebel.

"Mm . . ." Ino moaned into the kiss. She broke the kiss abruptly, a trail of saliva leaving her lips. She adjusted herself better where she sat on Naruto's lap. She was still shocked to be back in Naruto's old apartment, it being in a much better condition than the last time she'd been here which was a very long time ago. She blushed as a string of memories ran through her mind as this apartment was where she and Naruto had first done it when they were in their early teens. She looked down at the blonde man who had his strong arms around her lower waist, caressing her sides slowly. She giggled.

"What's so funny?" Naruto asked her, looking up at her with a slight glare in his eye. She giggled again.

"Remember the first time we had sex?" she asked. Naruto smirked and nodded. Ino giggled again. "It was awful! My God, we were so inexperienced!" She wrapped her arms around his neck and bent down to kiss him. Naruto returned the kiss and before Ino could back away again, he used one of his free hands to pull at her long ponytail to keep her down towards him. Ino finally pulled away, their kiss making a plop sound. She inwardly groaned as her eyes caught the once again sexy man before her.

"Ya know . . . it just makes me wonder what it'd be like to have sex with you now?" she said slyly, her pale, blue eyes narrowing as she stared at Naruto.

The fox almost laughed, had he not already been provoked by his ex as he grabbed her by the hair and pulled her forward and began kissing her again. Ino couldn't help but grab at Naruto and pull him into her smaller frame compared to Naruto's large build.

"What's preventing you?" he asked gruffly by her lips as his hands instantly moved down to zipper of her jeans. He slid the jeans off of her and threw them across the room unceremoniously. Ino watched as she was quickly being stripped of her clothes. She was entranced by the act before she felt all movement stop and felt Naruto's eyes on her.

"Oh! Well . . . I heard these rumors . . ." she replied quietly. A slight twitched brow and a look of confusion painted Naruto's face.

"Rumors?" Ino nodded. "What about?"

"Well . . . I know all about what you did back then and then, whew, uh . . . a couple weeks ago I heard the guys talking about you being back and I sorta ignored it and all. And um . . . I guess you were secretly going out with Hinata?" she ranted breathlessly.

Naruto continued to look at her as if she didn't make sense. Ino shrugged and shook her head.

"I have no idea about the gossip going on lately, all I know is that some fucked up shit went down and you were in the center of it . . ." Naruto glared at her. "Why're you looking at me like that?"

Naruto inwardly sighed. The nerve this chick had. He guessed that Ino was the only and first person to ever be blunt with him and he sometimes allowed it. He shook his head from his sudden thoughts and moved up to lie atop of her. Naruto stripped off his own clothes but carefully threw them on the floor next to his old bed. It creaked beneath both of their weight and it was already slightly uncomfortable, because it was too small for Naruto.

"Hinata is my Baby," he told her as he caressed her hips and kissed her neck.

"If so, how are you okay with this?" Ino asked him.

"Who said I am?"

"Does Hinata know about our relationship?"

"Well, our 'relationship' ended years ago." Naruto bit along the other side of her neck. "Though this right here . . . call it whatever you want." Ino's hands ran unconsciously through his spikey blonde hair as she quietly panted against Naruto's hot body against hers.

"I don't feel comfortable doing this behind her back," she said. Naruto chuckled.

"Bullshit. I bet you haven't talked to her in forever," he said. Ino blushed and looked away, the brutal truth of her negligence to her friend.

"But . . . I feel dirty," she mumbled into his neck as she slid her hands down his broad, tanned torso.

"Dirty's good." Ino shook her head slightly.

"There was also another rumor . . ." Naruto was finally allowed to take off the light-blonde's turquoise panties.

"Mmhm? What was it?" he asked as he slid off his boxers. He licked his lips as he stared down at both of their bodies.

"I heard that you do bad things to Hinata?" Ino looked up at Naruto's blue eyes and caught the cold death glare directed at her. "Why do you hurt her?" Naruto lowered himself to hover over his ex until they were face-to-face.

"Do I need a reason to hurt her?" he asked coldly. Ino gulped as she trembled slightly beneath him. She felt the need to push him off because she couldn't help but think that he might hurt her, too. She averted her gaze from looking at him and she backed up a little.

"I wanna go . . . I'm glad you're back and all, but I think I was getting carried away. I'm sorry," she whispered.

Naruto looked at her one final time before backing off and gathering his clothes up from the floor and putting them back on. He waited for Ino to get herself to stop trembling and put her clothes back on.

"You didn't answer my question," he said once she had zipped up her boots. She stood back up and looked him warily in the eyes. "Do I need a reason?" Ino shrugged slowly, unsure.

"I-I don't know . . . but then again, I'm not you. I don't know why you hurt her, but can I tell you something?" she asked him. He looked at her as Ino took the brave steps of coming forward to him to give him one last kiss.


"A girl's body can only handle so much. Be careful with her. And don't beat her up because I know you get angry when you don't get your way." Naruto seethed at her.

"I changed a lot over the past ten years . . ."

"I know . . . and it's terrifying to be next to you sometimes," she admitted. "But I've only just seen you today, so I can't compare to how terrified Hinata must be when she's with you."

Naruto was left speechless and stunned, but he didn't show any emotion except for his casual nonchalant stare. He watched as Ino waved goodbye and left his old apartment. Naruto stared at the door for a few more seconds before moving his gaze to a picture on his dresser, the one with Hinata.

"I don't . . . I don't give a shit about other people's feelings," he mumbled to himself. He cleared his throat for a second and stared harder at the picture. "Not even my Baby."

"Ugh . . . I, uh, I gotta go," Kiba said slowly once he woke up once more the next day. He remembered the fun he had the morning before and blushed a little. Hinata glanced at him from under the covers and nodded.

"Goodbye," she said softly. Kiba nodded and dragged on some of the clothes he had taken off and left the room quickly but quietly. His disappearance was not going to go unnoticed by Neji and Hanabi who were sitting in the living room drinking tea.

"Kiba," Neji called the young man's name deeply. Kiba stopped in his tracks, still in the middle of putting on his shirt and stepping into his boots. Neji sipped his tea calmly before turning to look at the tanned man behind him. "Get your filthy ass out of here before I kick your ass," he growled.

Kiba's eyes widened at the threat before he instantly rushed out of there not forgetting his coat and everything else he had left in their living room. He sprinted up one block before catching his breath before he finally noticed his phone vibrating in his back pocket. He took out the device and looked at the text on the screen.

"Thanks for making Hinata happy," Kiba read aloud what the text had said. He looked at the name of the sender: Neji. Kiba cursed Neji out mentally in his mind, but he smiled at the text and sent a "No prob, dude," in reply.

Kiba was feeling fine in the early morning, although the only thing eating at his throat was the thought of what a certain blonde would do if he ever heard of his little play with "his girl." Kiba shivered at the thought and decided to just ignore it. The only thing he should be grateful for is Hinata's happiness. He blushed again and grinned to himself.

"She said she loved me!" he boasted happily. He pumped his fist in the air but then shoved it back in his coat pocket. He was attracting attention to his messed up appearance. His normally messed up brown hair was messier than ever and through his open coat and his loose black tank, faint spots painted his body in which other adults had thought the young man had probably had "gotten some."

The dog lover finally realized the sun beaming on him and that it was pretty hot outside, in contrast to the cold night when he arrived at Hinata's place. He slid off his jacket and decided to ignore the stares he was receiving from people.

Kiba remembered that he hadn't taken his truck so he had to walk a long distance to get to his own home but before he could even get past the shopping district of town, he spotted a very familiar car, an expensive one at that. He also spotted one of his friends walking out of the large dilapidated apartment that had once been occupied by a younger version of the one and only Uzumaki Naruto.

"Hey!" he waved over at the girl from across the street. "Ino!" He called her name loudly enough for her to hear him and turn around to see him. Ino looked at him and smiled, waving back.

"Kiba!" At the mention of his name, ears perked up like a dog and he nearly pounced his way over to the light-blonde.

"Ino, what's up?" he asked her. Ino gave him a quick hug and looked super excited until she gave the hot mess a good look and whistled loudly.

"What the hell have you been doing?" she asked sassily. She pointed at the hickeys all over his neck and on his collar bone. "You sure got a feisty girl, dontcha?" Kiba blushed brightly and laughed.

"You wouldn't believe what happened last night!" he exclaimed, almost ready to pound both fists into the air in victory.

"What? What?! Tell me!" Ino pestered dramatically. She always likes a good story to hear and to tell.

"I hooked up with—"

Naruto stopped looking at the picture and nearly stomped his way out of his old apartment to try and catch up with Ino before she left. He wasn't going to leave their conversation hanging; making him feel defeated by a fucking female was never going to happen in his book if he was the one writing it. He was getting closer to the long balcony that led to the stairs that ran behind the building to the small parking lot until he heard loud cheering. He stopped for only a second before he ninja'd his way around the balcony to glance down at the parking lot below. He saw Ino and a weird and flushed looking Kiba chatting with each other like they were close friends. He decided to listen to their loud conversation. It wasn't really eavesdropping if the conversation was loud as hell where anybody can hear it.

"You wouldn't believe what happened last night!"

"What? What?! Tell me!"

"I hooked up with Hinata!" Kiba told her happily. Naruto's eyes flashed a deathly glare towards the man below, his eyes shaking with white rage as he felt himself become heated. He wasn't the only one startled.

Ino was left with her mouth hung open in shock. She did not expect that at all.

"Y-You what?" she stuttered. Kiba was too hung up in his wild thoughts to notice that Ino was visibly shaking. She felt someone's eyes on them. She glanced around the parking lot and found no one around. The only thing near them was Naruto's car. A pang of guilt washed through her for some unknown reason.

"Me and Hinata went at it last night! Well, we didn't go that far but you know what?" Kiba danced in his place and clasped his hands together. "She told me she loved me!"

Naruto had heard enough. His grip on the balcony's cool edge tightened so hard his knuckles were turning white. His grip was so strong that the rail was getting dented by the second, almost breaking. A sudden relaxing thought only flashed through his mind for a second before he turned to descend the stairs in a dangerously quiet pace.

If only I had my gun. He seethed in anger as he made his way toward the two friends, almost grabbing a broken pipe from the ground but thought better of it and in a second, cleared his mind of furious thoughts.

He walked up calmly behind Ino and nearly scared her to death as he wrapped his arms around her and lightly kissed her neck, whispering by her ear, "We weren't done yet." Ino trembled in his arms as she tried to focus on the atmosphere around them. Kiba had finally gotten that smug smirk of victory off his face and stared at them full of shock and surprise and just a little bit of fear.

"What the hell? What the hell are you doing here?" The other man asked. Naruto wasn't in a playful mood, not after what he just heard. He just licked his lips slowly as he continued to stare at the brunet who just couldn't stop looking at Ino and him. In fact, he was just blown away by how easily Naruto wrapped his arms around the girl. "I-Ino?" He was terribly confused.

Ino looked up at her friend and nearly cursed out loud. Oh shit! Kiba you dumbass! Her first day of seeing Naruto was not supposed to end up like this. Sure getting playful was alright in a little sense but this, oh damn was she probably gonna die. She heard a soft growl by her ear and turned her head to glance at Naruto who backed up a little. She could feel the heat coming from his body. "Naruto?"

Kiba had forgotten that there was a dangerous ex-criminal just four feet away from him. "Ino, are you here . . . with him?" he asked, his gaze turning slightly to the other blonde who had turned around slightly and took out a cigarette. He looked back to Ino who nodded slowly. He was even more shocked and maybe just a little pissed. Kiba noticed the looks Ino was giving him, but he didn't quite understand.

"Kiba, I think you should go," Ino said quietly. A soft chuckle was heard from behind her.

"Nah, nah, let the bitch stay," Naruto slowly growled out, turning back around. He walked around Ino and stepped in front of her and glared at Kiba. "Mind if I join the conversation? Hm, let's go back to when you said, what now? Oh, I remember," Naruto looked Kiba down and noticed how torn he looked.
"You had some fun last night, right? Who was the lucky girl?" he asked. He took a swig of his cigarette and blew the smoke in Kiba's direction. With the man having a great sense of smell, he coughed loudly and backed up, waving his hand in the air.

"What are you talking about?" Kiba asked.

"I don't like to repeat myself; you should know that by now. But I sure as hell know that you should repeat what you had said not so long ago. Tell me so I can confirm whether or not you slept with my Baby."

"Your 'Baby'? Are you fucking kidding me? You treat her like shit!" Naruto gave a soft laugh and took another swig and held it in for few long seconds before blowing it out.

"I can treat her anyway I want to. Now, here's the thing that I find really funny. She told you she loved you, right?" Kiba gave a slight nod, looking at the blonde like he was gonna go bat-shit crazy or something. "That is fucking bullshit. She doesn't love you. I'm guessing that you showed her a 'good time' and she just let it slip because, heh, she hasn't had a good time in a while so I can forgive her on her part. But you," Naruto pointed a long finger towards him. "You're just about to piss me off and I can't fucking stand you."

"Naruto," Ino called from behind. The male blonde didn't turn around but looked to his right slightly.

"You can leave."

Ino didn't know if she should leave, stay, or call the cops, or to simply call Sasuke.

Naruto had the urge to just rip the fucking dog in front of him apart. Someone other than him laid his hands on Hinata. If it was another guy, he'd waste no time in killing him quickly in a secluded area, but since he knows Kiba and had known him for a long time . . . well, he'd have to think about that. He noticed the small smirk on Kiba's face. He slammed his cigarette on the ground and stomped over it, he was getting sick of the awful taste in his mouth.

You've got to be the biggest dumbass on the planet if you think smirking at me will keep you well and alive.

"I think you're jealous, Naruto."

Naruto's brow twitched. Is this guy trying to go high-school-bullshit on him? He laughed to himself.

What the hell is he saying?

"I think you're jealous that Hinata prefers me over you," Kiba said.

Ino, who still hasn't left yet nearly slapped her forehead. You must have some balls Kiba; because that's the stupidest shit we've ever heard. Even I know that's not true.

Naruto laughed again. Ah, the stupidity and the nerve this guy has . . . no wonder we used to be friends.

"Kiba, Kiba, Kiba," Naruto scolded. He shook his head at the spiked brunet. "Even if she likes you, I'll always be the one she'll turn to. She loves me and she knows it. Hell, once I got out of prison, knowing all the shit I've done, she came back running to me." Naruto gave a soft chuckle. "For ten years I bet you've been trying to get to her, to woo her with your . . . 'Kiba charms.' Now that you've gotten just a little bit of her time and played with her, you think you have accomplished something?" Naruto looked into Kiba's eyes. "I think you are just an angry and kicked little pup who can't find anyone to love him. Go back to Mommy, give her a kiss on the cheek. Go to a strip club, I bet you can find some bitches. Just keep to yourself and leave us alone. Don't touch my Baby. I don't care if you see her around or talk or whatever shit you guys do. Just don't touch her or try to. Because I'm the one that you're trying to fuck with and I think we both don't want that to happen. 'Kay?" Naruto suggested.

Kiba stared wide eyed at the blonde. Ino looked from Kiba to Naruto. She sighed in relief knowing that Naruto had handled this better than she thought. She was glad that no violence had to be involved because she didn't know what she would do if a fight broke out.

Naruto sighed as he fumbled with his keys in his pocket. "I think you should just accept it because if you don't, you're just really fucking stupid." He turned around and faced Ino. "And you there, I think this little group meeting should answer your freakin' prayers. Hinata can feel whatever she wants when I'm around. It's just that she better check herself up and meet my easy standards so she doesn't piss me off. But as you can see, from the science fair results, she doesn't listen too well, so can you blame me?"

Ino didn't have an answer.

"You can't. So take yours and everyone else's accusations and shove 'em up your ass." Naruto smiled to himself, happy that he won yet another battle and hopped into his car, exhausted from talking so much. Thank God for the water bottle he had in the cup holder. He noticed his phone on the passenger seat of his car and saw the text he had received a while ago. "Hn?"

He rolled down his window and looked over at Ino. "You can get home yourself, right?" he asked. She nodded silently. He glanced at Kiba who was still speechless, and with that, he drove out of the small parking lot and onto the road to meet someone at a nearby apartment complex.


"H-He's crazy!"

Ino nodded. "You dug yourself into a big problem," she muttered. Kiba looked at her. He finally was able to ask her what was on his mind.

"Why were you with him?" he asked. Ino's cheeks blushed pink.

"Well . . . I haven't seen him in forever . . . we were just playing around together," she said quietly, trying to make it sound more innocent than what the actual act was.

"Playing around? You were having sex with him?!"

"W-We were gonna but then he got scary all of a sudden," she countered. Kiba looked at her again and shook his head.

"You should know better. Stay away from him, he could hurt you," Kiba said. Ino shrugged.

"I don't think I can be hurt easily, I think I've gotten through to him, but I can't say the same for others." Ino yawned. "I think I'm gonna head home now, today's been rough." Kiba nodded and watched as the light blonde made her way around the building and disappeared out of his sight.

The brunet let out the biggest sigh he'd been holding in ever since the foxlike blonde had appeared in front of him. "Dammit. Now I don't know what to do with him or her." Kiba rattled his hands through his knotty hair. "I think I need a drink." Kiba nodded to himself, agreeing to his own plans and started heading over to his friend's house, hoping that he wasn't busy. As he made his way over, he gave him a call.

"Hey, Sasuke, got any sake at your place?"

"Yeah, why?"

"Mind if I get a few drinks?" Kiba heard the other man sigh on the phone.

"You're lucky I don't have work tomorrow."

"Is that a yes?"

"If only you're okay with Sakura being here?"

"I think she'll have to go . . . sorry, man."

"Alright, get over here," Sasuke said, then hung up. Kiba continued to walk to the policeman's house in the afternoon that was quickly becoming dark.

"You wanted to see me?" Naruto asked. He walked into the apartment and looked around. It was big and dark, the only light was a candle in the center of the coffee table. "At least put some light in here."

"It'll hurt my eyesight. Anyways, Naruto, how're you feeling?" the other man in the room asked. He was casually sitting in the couch chair with one leg over the other and a glass of red wine in one hand. The man's long hair that was usually held in a ponytail was now out in the open and sprawled across his broad shoulders.

"What do you mean?" Naruto asked. The blonde made his way over to the couch beside the man and grabbed the extra glass from the coffee table and poured himself some wine.

"That strange drug that you injected, how did it make you feel?" the man asked. Naruto thought for a second, his light blue eyes glowing in the candle light.

"Hm . . . sex deprived," he answered. The other man gave a slight humph and sipped his wine.

"Interesting . . . who was your victim?" Naruto scoffed at him.

"Didya have to put it that way?"

"Fine, who was your . . . receiver," the man said, choosing a word that would best describe how the blonde would "give" his treatments to people.

"It was a male waiter, slightly older than me but looks very young," the blonde answered. The man nodded. Naruto raised a brow. "Did you prefer it to be someone else?" the man shook his head.

"You make your own wild decisions." Naruto chuckled a bit.

"My personal maid denied my offer . . . stupid of her," he muttered. The other man's black, almost lifeless eyes stared at the blonde.

"Do you sleep with just anyone?" he asked. He caught the blonde's jaw clench.

"I sleep with whoever I deem worthy and when I'm in the mood," he mumbled, taking another sip of his wine. The other man nodded slowly and gazed at the candle, the small drop of fire flickering in the darkness of the rest of the room.

"Pein misses you."

"'Course he does."

"Deidara wants to see Niisan," he said mockingly. Naruto snickered.

"It's only been a few days."

"Times goes slowly when you're not there," the man said.

Naruto finally looked up and looked at the older man by five or so years. He noticed how tired he looked here.

"Have you seen my irritable younger brother?" he asked. Naruto shook his head. The man smiled. "He lives two blocks away." Naruto chuckled again.

"Can't let him out of your sight?"

"Eh, that . . . but I have to watch over you, too. 'Father' would be pissed at me if I didn't report your whereabouts to him." Naruto waved a lazy hand at him.

"Don't waste your time." Naruto felt his muscles tightening.

"You're stressed out. Why?"

"I just am."

"It's unusual to see you stressed. It bothers me," the man said.

"Are you avoiding him because he might arrest you?" Naruto asked, avoiding the other conversation. The man sighed.

"Surprisingly, I live by the law, so that won't happen. I have connections, obviously, but I don't dig that deep into the drug business." He set his glass down back on the table. He folded his arms across his chest. "Is it that girl?" he asked, bringing back the conversation.

Naruto's teeth grinded against each other. "I swear, she's pushing my buttons!" he breathed slowly as he caught eye contact. "Itachi . . . she almost cheated on me," he said through clenched teeth.

Itachi looked at the blonde man, his eyes piercing into those light blue orbs of anger. "Oh? And what do you think you've been doing lately?" Naruto scowled.

"I can do whatever I want," he countered on defense. Itachi shook his head.

"If I had the strength right now, I'd slap the stupidity out of you right about now. I could care less about the girl, but it's you that I'm supposed to make sure that you don't do anything idiotic. Already I've heard rumors that you've hurt the girl pretty badly. My brother's trying nonstop to tail your blonde ass and to try to catch you either in the act or to prove of the damage you've done. And not only that, you kidnapped and raped a waiter from his own apartment building and from what I researched, you're a regular at the restaurant/bar that he works at and that he's your personal waiter. Do you have any idea of how much attention you're bringing to yourself?" Itachi asked angrily.

Naruto flinched at the other's tone of voice. He hates being yelled at by people older than him, especially people who have power over him.

"Maybe I like the attention . . ."

"Negative attention?"

"It's a slight turn on, if you hadn't noticed," Naruto said. Itachi shook his head at the blonde.

"I could confiscate your ownership of that apartment," he said. Naruto seethed at him, earning him a slap in the back of his head. "Watch it." Naruto rubbed the back of his head and nodded.

"Sorry." He sighed loudly. "This is just so fucked up."

"You're fucked up," Itachi said quietly. Naruto sadly chuckled.

"You think I don't know that?"

"It's not something to be proud of."

"Who said I was?"

"Nobody." Itachi stood up suddenly and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a pillow and a blanket. "Crash here tonight." He set the items neatly on the couch and before leaving to go to bed he gave the blonde's hair a little ruffle of affection before exiting the room into another room of complete darkness.

Naruto watched Itachi leave the room and saw that he was now alone. He sighed again and sipped the last of his wine before unfolding the blanket and patting his pillow. The next thing he knew, his eyes fluttered closed with the last thing he saw was the flicker of the candle light before he blew it and darkness surrounded him.

Mm . . . Sleepy.

Happy New Years, guys! A new year, a new chapter! I was thinking of posting this on Christmas, but naw, I wanted to enjoy it. Hope you guys had a nice holiday and all! So here's Chapter 10, not much of Hinata but I'm guessing you guys were anxious to see (or read) an encounter between Naruto and Kiba. I hope you guys liked this chapter!

Also, I wanted to give a heads up because I obviously can't dodge the hate that I'm getting.


It should've been obvious from Chapter 1 that this story was gonna be a bit brutal so if you toughened yourselves up for the first chapter, the rest shouldn't have been that surprising. Also, for the people telling me that the story's horrible and all that from Chapter 9, why would you still read it?

For the reviewers that review because they actually like the story and are really interested in it, thanks because your reviews are awesome and I just love your curiosity because I know that I get you guys pumped and anxious and just hyper from all the rough action. Keep reviewing because I like to know what you guys are thinking about. Make it random or whatever, rant on about how effed up stuff is or just whatever you're thinking.

Also, you guys weren't too happy about the KibaHina thing. GUYS, this story is heading in a weird ass direction but I can guarantee that from this chapter, Naruto shut that shit down, so no more KibaHina. Maybe a little fluff but idk, it depends on how the story goes.

ANYWAYS, sorry for the long author's note, I just needed to make a statement.

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