He was sure.
Naruto was sure he heard a cry of pain from a nearby ally. Frowning, he
carefully approached the source of the sound. As he got closer, the sound got
clearer, first it sounded like a bag of water getting hit expect it wasn’t a bag
of water. It was Nagoto, a boy from his class. The guy pounding Nagoto so
happened to be Kabuto, an older bully.
second thought Naruto was throwing his body weight onto Kabuto. He sent both of
them crashing into the ground. There was a sickening crack from Kabuto’s head
hitting the hard concrete and Naruto inwardly flinched.
A beaten up
Nagoto looked up at him with wide fearful eyes until Naruto squeaked, “What are
you doing you idiot? Run!”
the blonde’s urgent cry, Nagoto pulled himself up on wobbly feet and stumbled
out of the ally leaving his savior in the darkness.
fuck happened to your face?!” Was the first thing Sasuke Uchiha said when he
saw his best friend’s bruised face.
chuckled lightly as if it didn’t bother him that he had a swollen black eye and
bruised lips that suggests he went through some pretty tough pounding, “It’s
nothing you need to worry about.”
the day, people approached Naruto voicing their concerns towards seeing the
sorry state of his face and his answer went along the lines, ‘It’s nothing you
need to worry about it.’
see Kabuto that day, not only Kabuto wasn’t there but also Nagoto seemed to be
wondered if Kabuto had seen his face through his rage and the darkness of the
ally. The blond really hoped he didn’t or else he could really kiss his relatively
safe high school life goodbye.
without any exaggeration is the most feared guy in school. Well, him and
Orichimaru anyway. His slender body and gentle smile would definitely fool you
into believing he was a harmless, even nice guy.
was the farthest away from being anything close to nice. The guy was messed up
in the head, rumors has it he was an abused kid who grew up bullying other kids
to feed his rage. But no one really knew the real story.
Orichimaru usually targeted the quiet weak guys, and none of the tough guys was
particularly very thrilled to stand in their way and so no one had really done anything
about either of them.
Fed up with
their friend’s mysteriousness and lack of explanation on the accident, Neji,
Gaara and Sasuke had sat the blond down and demanded a clear, honest answer.
dobe, here’s how this works: you either spill the beans or be late for your
lunch today.” Sasuke said.
sighed in defeat and began telling them about what happened the previous night.
stared incredulously at Naruto, “You fought Kabuto?”
beating Nagoto.” Naruto protested angrily. “What was I supposed to do? Sit and
glared at Naruto until Gaara spoke up, “What Naruto did is stupid but probably
the right thing to do, I would’ve done the same.”
Neji looked at the red head, surprised he decided to voice his opinion on the
matter. Gaara usually avoided striking conversations with either of the guys.
He only ever spoke to Naruto.
“You do realise you kind of ruined your high school life, right?” Sasuke turned to face
Naruto again as he spoke, choosing to ignore what Gaara stated.
now,” Naruto chuckled nervously, “It was really dark I don’t think he
hope so.” Sasuke said before turning to Neji. “Speaking of which, that Tenten
girl has been gawking at you for weeks.”
Neji by surprise but he replied with a straight face, “You’re probably
Sasuke said lifting his school bag off the ground and throwing it over his
you better get going before Itachi comes and drags your sorry ass back home
like that one time,” Neji sneakered and Sasuke glared at him.
“That was a one time thing, moron.” Sasuke said. He remembered that day crystal clearly. He got too caught
up playing football with Naruto that Itachi came and gave him a piggyback ride
all the way to their house. Sasuke was so humiliated he couldn’t look anybody
in the eye for weeks.
and Naruto laughed as Sasuke made his way out of the classroom. Sasuke made
sure to fling his middle finger at them before walking out of the door.
up then, “I should be going too, I need to study for tomorrow’s Chemistry test;
I seriously don’t want to fail.”
He said his
goodbye’s to his friends before rushing out of the classroom and down the
stairs. In his rush, he failed to notice the pale girl turning around the
corner and ended up crashing right into her.
The girl squealed losing her balance and stumbled backwards but Naruto who was still on
his feet managed to catch her just in time before she fell flat on the floor.
“Are you okay?”
Naruto asked concerned, his arms still wrapped firmly around the girl’s waist.
Hinata’s creamy eyes widened when she noticed how close his face was to
hers and squealed again backing out of his hold.
I’ve got to go!” Naruto watched her disappear around the corner.
muttered. He knew the girl, she was in his class but they never really spoke,
mostly because the girl was very shy and withdrawn from conversations.
rushed out of the main building and stopped to catch her breath. It occurred to
her that she probably made a fool of herself and sighed outwardly. Why is it
that when she finally had the chance to talk to him that she had to freak out
and run away?
now, she’s wanted to talk to the blond but she never got the courage to do so.
Besides, he’s always surrounded by people; she’ll just make a bigger fool out
if it isn’t our cutie pie Hinata.” Hinata heard Kaguya’s ice cold voice from
behind her followed by the snickering for her two sidekicks.
gulped bracing herself for the worst. This was a weekly routine for Kaguya, the
most popular girl in school, alongside her companions to drag Hinata into an
ally and beat her up. Hinata had never done anything to them so she failed to
understand how she ended up being their punching bag.
usual, Kaguya’s friends would muffle Hinata’s shouts while Kaguya enjoys
abusing and humiliating her.
Hell do you think you’re doing?!” Shouted a masculine voice Hinata would
recognize from a mile away. Hinata squeezed her eyes shut and let out a shaky
breath. Dear lord, this just took a turn for the worse.
I think they’re clan markings? Like how Chouji and the Akimichis have it (except chocho). I like to think clan markings like that are a coming of age type ritual. But there’s nothing really mentioned in canon about them aside of them being a nod to princess monoke