Naruto was laying on his bed. Nothing to do at all that day. It was terribly boring. There
hadnt been a mission in a long time and he was getting aggravated. Why Wont Tsunade-Baachan
give me a decent mission?! Naruto screamed at himself. I bet she gives all the missions to any
other person except me!! This BLOWS!! Naruto flopped over on his back and looked up at the
ceiling. He sighed. Naruto knew this wasnt getting him anywhere. He decided to go out to Ichiraku
It was around 5 oclock that evening. Walking down the streets, he set eyes on someone he
knew, yet didnt know at all. It was Sakura-chan. His heart skipped a beat as he stood there,
gaping at her beauty. She was walking into a shop, and then finally noticed him. Naruto gulped,
and waved at her. She frowned, and turned her head sharply. Naruto slumped down, feeling totally
depressed. She was still mad at him for yesterday. Naruto didnt understand it. Why was she still
mad at him for using the Ninja Centerfold? He was confused and heartbroken at the same time. He
entered Ichiraku and ordered a bowl of miso with pork. While he was waiting for his meal to
arrive, his mind was wandering. Sakura-chan.. He thought. Why do you hate me? Id do anything
for you...You should know that by now!! Naruto moaned aloud. Ayame handed him his bowl.
A..are you okay, Naruto? she asked sweetly.
Hunh? Naruto looked up. Oh, yeah..Im fine. Just kinda thinking about something. Ayame
seemed to not believe him.
Then why are you crying? Ayame asked as she wiped a tear away from his cheek. Naruto
blushed slightly as he didnt even realize he was crying. Naruto quickly wiped away his tears and
averted his eyes. I-Its nothing, really...Ill be fine. Naruto answered with a lie. Ayame
sighed, and let him be. Naruto looked down at his chopsticks. He knew he was hiding it: deep down
he was really broken up. He was starting to believe he was hated by every girl. Naruto was sure
Sakura-Chan was the one for him...at least...thats what he wanted to believe...
After the ramen, he walked down to the training field. Just to clear his head, he sat down
on a hill and stared up at the full moon. Then, he felt a tap on his shoulder. He looked up to see
Hinata looking down at him and smiling. Oh! Hi Hinata. Naruto said to her. She smiled more, and
kneeled down to him.
Good Evening, N-Naruto-kun... She answered quietly. What are you doing out here this
I just came out here to look at the moon, you know? He looked down. It kinda calms me
down after a long day. Hinata Sat down next to him.
Oh...wow..So you and I are the s-same... Naruto blinked at her. We both like to look at
They were both quiet for a minute or so as they watched the dark horizon. Hinata fidgeted
with her fingers, as if preparing herself to tell him something. Naruto-kun?
Yeah? he asked.
I-Ive been training a lot lately...Kurenai-sensei told me that it was important to
improve on all my skills...n-not just gentle fist, but other attributes as well.
Ive been training hard to..uhm...get better at my Ninjutsu and Genjutsu.
Wow. Thats great, Hinata! Naruto smiled. He was glad Someone was talking to him at
least. Hinata blushed, and scooted closer. Just a little.
Im..trying my best to improve, Naruto-kun...I really am!
Im glad youre enthusiastic about it, Hinata! You know, if you really want to get
strong, you can train with me sometimes!! Naruto giggled, expecting her to say something like:
hahaha...yeah right! or Good one..That was a good one!! But he was swept backwards when she
S-sounds like fun...I-Id like that... Naruto just blinked at her. Hinata quickly turned
red, and averted her eyes. Its getting l-late...Father will be mad if I dont get home
soon...so... Naruto stood up as Hinata did. Ill see you some other time! she said. Hinata
poofed off in a puff of smoke. For some reason, Naruto had forgotten about his past depression. He
felt a little lighter, and walked home much happier than he previously was 40 minutes ago.