Naruto was sitting in the classroom, with a sweat-drop on his head. He had been there for over twenty minutes, with Lok'Tar next to him, and the only ones who noticed him were Kiba, a kid in a big grey coat, and a lazy pineapple haired kid.
"And these brats are supposed to be ninja?" Lok'Tar "Even an orc cub would've noticed us by now."
"Don't forget that we're pretty famous with the orcs. But, yeah, this is just fucking ridiculous."
"Alright now, settle down." Iruka called, with no progress. "Settle dow…. SHUT THE HELL UP! Better. Now, I congratulate you on passing the Gennin Exam, and I wish you luck in your future ninja careers. As for the teams: Team 1….. Team 7 Uchiha Sasuke, Haruno Sakura…"
"HELL YEAH! TRUE LOVE CONQUERS ALL, INO-PIG."
"Shut up, Sakura. … And Naruto." Murmurs were heard throughout the class.
"Um, Sensei, who's Naruto?"
Iruka sweat-dropped. "You mean to tell me that you haven't noticed him? He's been sitting there for almost half an hour." Iruka pointed to Naruto, who waved to them, snickering. Sakura looked to the floor, red from embarrassment.
"Anyway, your Sensei will be Hatake Kakashi. Team 8 Inuzuka Kiba, Hyuuga Hinata and Aburame Shino. Sensei Yuuhi Kurenai. Team 9 is still in circulation from last year. And finally, Team 10 will be Yamanaka Ino, Nara Shikamaru and Akamichi Chouji. Sensei Sarutobi Asuma. Your Senseis will be here to pick you up shortly. Goodbye."
Two hours later we find Sasuke fuming silently, Sakura also fuming though not so silent, and Naruto, leaning against Lok, both sleeping. The door opened to reveal the chronically late Sensei of Team.
"Team 7? I'm Hatake Kakashi and I'll be your sensei."
"YOU'RE LATE!" Sakura…. Roared, I guess.
"Really?" Naruto yawned. "Hadn't noticed."
"Sorry I'm late, but a black cat was sitting in the middle of my path, waiting for me to approach before crossing, so I had to convince it to go back the way it came, but I can't speak cat, so I had to find someone who could. The only one I found was a dog, but then I had to get an Inuzuka's help in understanding him."
"Anyway, meet me on the roof in ten seconds." The two sweat dropped.
"But sensei, we can't…." POOF.
The two looked around to see no one else there, and then ran full speed to the roof. When they got there, they saw Naruto and Kakashi playing poker, with Naruto winning.
"How can you be this good?" Kakashi's eye widened as Naruto beat his queens over tens with four jacks.
"Heh, Rokhan says the same thing." Naruto snickered.
"Only he uses more colorful words." Lok said, opening one eye.
"AAAHH! How can that thing talk?" Sakura screamed.
"Here comes the peanut gallery." Naruto rolled his eyes.
"Thing?" Lok got up, snarling at the pink banshee. "I will have you know, disgusting little creature, that I am of a race and lineage far superior to either yours or that one's over there. " He growled at Sasuke when he tried to fire back with his own insult. "Do not interrupt me, maggot!" He turned to Naruto. "I hate humans."
Naruto just chuckled and scratched him behind the ears. "Ah, does that mean you hate me, too?"
"How many times do I have to tell you?" he snapped his jaw at the blond. "That I, your father, hell the whole of my race and your own consider you orc!"
"I know, I know." Naruto placated the warg. "I just like messing with you." He grinned. Lok'Tar mumbled something under his breath, but didn't bother to hide his own grin.
"Now that that's over with." Kakashi grinned at the other two. "Let's continue with introductions, neh? I want you to say your name, likes, dislikes and dreams for the future."
"Um, sensei?" Sakura raised her hand, making Kakashi sweat drop.
"You're kidding me with the hands up, right." Sakura just shook her head. "Alright, shoot."
"Why don't you go first, to show us how it's done." Now, Naruto and Lok'Tar joined Kakashi's sweat drop.
"Seriously? Alright then. My name is Kakashi Hatake. I like… things. I dislike... some other things. Dreams for the future?... Well, I have lots of hobbies. You next, Pinky."
"But, but… you only told us your name." Kakashi just eye-smiled. "My name is Sakura Haruno. I like…" She blushed and glanced at Sasuke. "Hobbies..." Again with the blushing, and the glancing, and the…. "Dreams for the future…" This time she had some blood seeping out of her nose.
"I thought only men were able of having nosebleed due to perverted thoughts." Kakashi muttered, scratching the back of his head in thought. "Anyway, you're next, Emo-man."
Sasuke glared at Kakashi for the nickname, but did little else. "My name is Uchiha Sasuke. I have no likes. I dislike everything. My dreams, well, it's more of an ambition. To kill a certain someone and to revive my clan."
"Cha! Sasuke-kun is so cool."
"How is he gonna revive his clan if he's gay?" Kakashi muttered again, only heard by Lok'Tar and Naruto, making them snicker. "And finally you, my sharpshooting friend."
"I am Naruto, son of Thrall, and this is Lok'Tar, son of Lo'Gosh. My likes are battle, my friend Lok, my father and my people. My dislikes are cowards and especially traitors. My dreams for the future are… well, I don't have on right now. Maybe later."
"Um, excuse me." Sakura raised her hand making Naruto, Lok'Tar and Kakashi sweat drop again." Why did you introduce yourself like that."
"It's the way one introduces oneself from where I came from. You say your name and the name of your same-sex parent."
"Now that we're all friends." Kakashi eye-smiled, making Sasuke glare and Naruto snort. "Let's call it a day and meet up tomorrow at seven A.M. for our test, hm?" He vanished, leaving the three Gennin to ponder on what he said.
"C'mon, let's get out of here." Naruto and Lok jumped off the roof, much to the surprise of Sasuke and Sakura, who rushed to the edge just to see them walk away.
Tenten was walking home after a meeting with her team, when she spotted a new kid on the street, followed by some kind of huge dog. To her surprise, the dog spoke, pointing at her with its snout.
"Hey, what about her." The blond kid looked up and approached her.
"Hey, my name is Naruto, and I'm kinda new here. Could you tell me if there's a blacksmith shop somewhere."
"Uh, sure, just follow me. Name's Tenten, by the way." She led him to her store, and told him to wait there while she got her father.
Naruto was looking at the weapons on the wall. "Hm, these are finely crafted, if a bit too thin for my tastes."
"They may be thin, but they're perfect for a ninja." A voice called from the back. He turned around and saw a huge man dressed in leather pants and a led apron, with a smithy hammer at his belt. "My name is Thomas Goldhammer. How can I help you?"
"Thomas? That's an Alliance name. What are you doin all the way here?" Naruto raised an eyebrow.
"Me and the wife came here about sixteen years ago, just before my daughter was born. It was right after…"
"Right after Kil'jaeden's death. You fought with the Orcs then, I take it?"
"Yeah. They didn't seem all that bad to me, either. How do you know so much about this?"
"I spent the last ten years in Durotar. I was adopted by Warchief Trall." Thomas raised an eyebrow.
"Oh, really? Margaret, get over here." He called up the stairs. An older version of Tenten, complete with buns, came down.
"What's all the racket, Thomas dear?"
"Look here, honey, we have a human who was raised by orcs."
"I prefer to be called Orc." Naruto deadpanned. "I'm not a showroom animal dammit." He added when he saw her staring at him.
"Right. Sorry. So how can we help you?"
"I need more these." Naruto took out one of his black-feather arrows. It was made from white wood, with a dark metallic tip.
"It's made from the dragonroot tree of Ashenwood, isn't it?" Naruto nodded. "With black iron and mithril alloy tips? These will be very difficult to make. And very expensive."
"But can you make them?"
"I can." Thomas grinned. "I even have the right materials. I still get shipments from the west. It's one of the reasons I'm the best blacksmith in the village."
"Can you enchant them, too? They need to be able to return to the quiver."
"I can do the enchanting." Margaret said. "We used to have quite a business, but no one here believes in magic, so they just ask for ordinary steel." She shook her head.
"Anyway, I can make a hundred by next week, and they'll cost you two gold each. The materials ain't cheap." He said.
"Right. A hundred, then, by next week. Thank you." Naruto nodded to them and left for his house in the Inuzuka compound.