A new couple
As class progressed as usual, a tall figure strolled down the path towards the front office, a grin adorning his face.
Hey, office lady, Naruto called by the counter. The corners of his lips tugged wider as the head of a woman popped up from behind one of the desks. He lifted his hand in an acknowledging wave as she stood from her seat and moved towards the counter.
"Good morning, Naruto-kun. What are you in for today?
With a snicker, Naruto leaned in closer.
Not today, Shizune. Right now, I'm just giving in the class role for Iruka Sensei."
Shizune smiled before taking the role off of him; a small laugh escaping her lips. "That is a relief, then."
With a chuckle, Naruto was about to turn around, but a sudden presence beside him took him by surprise.
"I'm sorry, but are we late?
Shizune looked at the person with obvious surprise as Naruto, except, unlike Naruto, she did not end up gaping with her mouth open.
In front of him was an absolutely gorgeous girl with pink hair! God, she was so pretty! She looked to be his age. Well, he didn't mind much about age anyway so it didn't matter, really, but man. Green eyes, cute face, nice figure...
Then he noticed the guy towering behind her. Now, he looked about his age as well. Black eyes, spiky hair... Nothing.. nothing really great. Noth-- was the guy glaring at him?
What the hell! Bastard!
Ah!" Shizune smiled with recognition. "You two must be Uchiha Sasuke-san and Haruno Sakura-san! Tsunada-sama is in her office down the hall to the left, so if you follow this hallway, you'll be sure to find her.
The girl, Sakura, smiled with gratitude before bowing her head.
"Thank you very much," she said quietly before turning to the boy beside her. With a shared look, the two soon left the room, and Naruto was left fuming alone by the counter.
He clearly saw the boy glaring at him! What the hell!
I mean it; you shouldve seen her!" Naruto yelled while stuffing more melon bread into his mouth. He forced down a large chunk before taking another aggressive bite, and he closed his eyes as he swallowed once more; index finger pointed as if to prove a point.
"She had these really incredible green eyes, and her hair was pink. She was like a model!"
And?" Another voice spoke up with annoyance. The girl sneered as she picked some more crumbs off of her uniform. She made a quiet comment on Naruto's eating before continuing.
"Do you even know her name?
Naruto paused for a moment, making the others mistake it for him not knowing, and he was rewarded with a series of sighs.
"Jeez, you're such an idiot!"
"Hey! I'm trying to remember here!" Naruto yelled angrily. It's not like he forgot the names Shizune said earlier that morning. It just slipped his mind for a bit.
Neji quirked an eyebrow up. Her hair is pink, and her name is Sakura?"
"Suits her, right?"
Tenten spoke up from behind her seat; strawberry half in her mouth.
"Didn't you say that she was with some one else?
Naruto instantly glowered at the thought and frowned. Yeah. His name was asshole
"I'm not joking! That name suits him just fine! He kept glaring at me from beside Sakura-chan, and I hadn't even done anything!"
Ino scoffed. The guy probably just caught you perving on his sister."
"Sister?" Naruto repeated with a skeptical look on his face. He thought about the faces of the two earlier, and with his thumb rubbing his chin unconsciously, he furrowed his eyebrows in concentration.
"No... I don't think they were related. They didn't look like each other, and they even had different surnames."
Ino raised her eyebrows. "Ho? Is that so? That makes it better. He was probably her boyfriend, then."
"Heeh," Tenten cocked her head to the side. "Naruto, I can't believe you did that."
Naruto grit his teeth before barking out in frustration. "I told you, I didn't even do anything!"
As the others continued to bicker with Naruto, only Neji noticed the new figures approaching them. With slight recognition of their appearances, he turned to Naruto.
"Naruto, behind you."
Naruto Turned as Neji had instructed, and he glanced at the two people walking towards him. A look of surprise soon stretched throughout his face, and he stuttered nervously. Sakura was giving him such a warm smile, he felt his face heating up in embarrassment.
Umm," Sakura started out weakly as she met his eyes. "Im sorry for intruding on you and Shizune-san earlier this morning. I didn't want to seem rude, but I was afraid that that may have been the case..."
N-no!" Naruto yelled too loudly. He was surprised he couldn't hear any smart comments about his behaviour from the others, but he figured they were all too busy observing the two new students. "It's alright," he continued with a grin. "I was only talking to her to skip class, you see. You helped me out, in a way!
Unconvinced, Sakura bowed her head. Even still, Sasuke-kun and I are really sorry
Naruto laughed nervously at the bow and smiled reassuringly. His expression went stiff and cold when he met Sasuke's expression, though.
Sakura san, is it? Neji asked. Sakura smiled at him in response, and nodded.
"Yes,that's right. My name is Haruno Sakura, and this here is my friend, Uchiha Sasuke. We are new to the school, so I hope we can get along."
TenTen walked forward and greeted the two with a friendly smile. "Hey there, Sakura-chan! Sasuke! It's very nice to meet you! With a quick wave of her hand, she motioned to the others seated behind her on the picnic table. The others would nod or smile in acknowledgement after being addressed, and Sakura would return the gestures with a smile. "This here is Hyuuga Hinata; her cousin, Hyuuga Neji; Yamanaka Ino; Nara Shikamaru; and the idiot, Uzumaki Naruto. Our group's quite small at the moment, but I would love to introduce you to the others next time."
Sakura lit up at that and nodded. "Thank you so much!"
Tenten just laughed and returned the thanks with a "no problem".
Sakura turned to face Sasuke when the latter called her name quietly. She blinked a bit, confused, but then made a small noise of understanding when Sasuke began to take his leave.
"Well, it was very nice meeting you all, she said with another bright smile before joining Sasuke's side once more.
The group merely watched in silence as they observed the pair walk towards the opposite direction, and it was only until Shikamaru hummed when everyone stopped looking.
Hey Naruto," Shikamaru called with a dull tone of voice.
"Sasuke must really hate you or something."