~Let it Rock
A/N Hi guys :) I know I haven't finished Frostbite yet, but I promise I will. I guess I was just in the mood to write something happier, and both Frostbite and School Never Ends are bumming me out with their melodramatic dreariness. So, let's start this and hope you all enjoy :)
~Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto does
She was a good looking girl; blonde hair, green eyes and a top-model body. She was the captain of the swim team, so he heard, and was the fastest swimmer in the entire school county. He always liked the talented ones. But there was something about her that he didn't like. Was it her crooked, narrow nose that stuck out like a bird's beak? The silver hoop that pierced her lip and taunted him with every word she spoke? Or was it the fact that she had a boyfriend?
Yeah. That was it.
He stared at her for a moment longer, watching closely as she slipped a folded sheet of paper into her boyfriend's pocket. His eyes narrowed slightly before flicking away.
Were they going to break up?
Something in his stomach began to twist and he could feel himself getting excited. If they were fighting and the girl ended up dead somehow, everyone would suspect the boyfriend. It was the perfect plan. Now all he needed to do was pinpoint which house belonged to the girl. His lips stretched into a wide grin and before he knew it he was thinking of ways to lure her to him.
A pretty girl. A pretty girl, indeed.
"My mom said it was fine." I looked up from the tuna sandwich I was in the middle of biting into and a smile graced my lips. I set it down and rose from my seat at the lunch table, my skirt ruffling as a breeze picked up.
"I'm sure Ino will be happy to hear that." I said. A rosy blush dusted Sakura's cheeks and she averted her gaze.
"Shut up." She muttered with her glossy, stuck-out lips. I just grinned even wider. "And get up. I have something to show you." My brows furrowed and I opened my mouth to ask her what, but she was already starting off in the direction of the school auditorium. I shoved my sandwich into the paper bag while muttering a few incoherent things, and then raced after her.
Her bubblegum pixie cut matched her personality straight on. It was edgy and dangerous, like her; and also admirable. But it was soft and delicate, which was her inner side that she almost never showed. In fact, the only times she actually ever showed her sweet side was when she was with Ino, her girlfriend.
She swung the doors open and propped it with her foot, turning back around and popping her hip out as she waited impatiently for me to catch up. When we were in the auditorium, she shut the doors and motioned me to follow her. We made our way through the throng of people who had already congregated by a stand occupied by two seniors that I recognized.
One was Ohana, the captain of the swim team. She was a gorgeous girl with platinum blonde hair and soft green eyes. Of course her lip piercing made her look kind of intimidating, but she was nice nonetheless. The girl seated beside her, handing out brochures, was Chiaki.
Sakura grabbed a hold of my hand and pulled me to the front of the table. "Hey," I whispered into her ear as the murmured complaints from the others behind us became very aware. "Isn't this cutting?"
"Cutting?" she repeated. "What? Are you in third grade?" she shook her head and turned back to the two girls who were watching us peculiarly. Chiaki looked as if she wanted to say something to us; something along the lines of no cuts! Get to the back of the line!
But of course I already knew by her timid nature that she wouldn't say a word. We worked on the school play together last year. She and I both had wanted to be in it, but we were too shy to go on stage, so we worked backstage instead. She was actually pretty cool.
"Are you interested in signing up?" Ohana wanted to know. Her brow quirked quizzically as Sakura grabbed a pen and jotted her name down on the signup list. Then she thrust the pen towards me and nodded eagerly. I turned to the other two girls for help.
"It's for summer camp." Ohana answered my unspoken question. "Summer's in a week and this camp starts the day after."
"It's for anyone who likes music or acting." Chiaki chimed in. Ohana grinned and motioned towards the signup sheet suggestively.
"What do you do there?" I asked, tentatively taking the pen from Sakura's grip and turning to the signup sheet. Chiaki's soft curls bounced as she spoke, her whole face lighting up in enthusiasm.
"You get to do fun activities and learn how to perform in front of people."
"And then at the end we have a huge concert for Konoha and people do acting, singing, dancing-whatever you're there for." Ohana added.
"Whatever we're there for?" I reiterated. I slowly edged toward the clipboard as their words, and Sakura's penetrating gaze started to convince me.
"Yeah. You get separated into groups. Like, if you like to sing you're in that group; and if you like to act you're in that one. But you bunk with whoever you're assigned to." Ohana said.
"But you can call and make "reservations" to bunk with whichever four girls of your choosing. Five to a room." Sakura piped in. Then she jabbed me in the side and finally, pen met paper, and my name was scribbled down with all of the rest.
Ohana and Chiaki showered us with smiles and then welcomed the next students. "Come on," Sakura said while leading me back to the courtyard where I was once eating my lunch peacefully. "I made reservations for you, me, Ino and Tenten."
"You did that without my consent?" I said. "You didn't even know if I was coming!"
"Oh I knew you were coming." She said.
"But that means Ino and Tenten are definitely coming too?" I asked. She nodded in response. "Sweet; but who'll be the fifth?"
"That's up to the staff." She said.
"I'll see you there." Chiaki called after us. I glanced over my shoulder at her and grinned. See you there, Chiaki.
"I'm beat," I groaned, flopping onto my bed and kicking off my topsiders. Tenten took a seat on my floor in the lotus position.
"This is going to be so much fun." She cooed. "What group are you going to be in?" I let out a small laugh.
"Like you even have to ask?" I propped my head up to look at her. "Sing-ing," I said each syllable slowly as if she were mentally retarded and got a face full of pillow in return.
"Whatever," she said with a laugh. "I'm going for the instruments group. I want to learn how to play guitar and drums." Her eyes brightened and I had to keep myself from laughing and spoiling her moment.
"But you already know how to play every other instrument in the world. Why would you want to learn to play those boring old instruments?" I asked. Tenten scoffed.
"My parents expect me to be so perfect." She chided herself. "But I'm not their perfect, little rich girl. And I'm not lady-like, either."
"So I can play cello, piano, violin, viola-who gives a shit? No one wants to listen to that stuff. I want to rock out." She stuck out her tongue in a rock star motion and I snorted. Just then, my door swung open and Ino came in, Sakura in tow.
"You bring the drinks?" Tenten asked.
"No, Sakura and I went downstairs to play the fire truck game." Ino said sarcastically. Sakura's face flushed and she bent down and flicked Tenten's forehead.
"Don't be so dense." She muttered. Tenten narrowed her gaze at her and pried the soda from Ino's grip. She popped the top and began to guzzle the drink before offering any to us, leaving Ino to take the rest from her lap and hand them out.
"So, what does everyone think about camp?" The blonde asked as she took a seat on the end of my bed. Sakura followed and took her designated seat beside her girlfriend.
"I think it'll be fun." I said. Tenten wiped the residue from her lips and grinned.
"Total "not bummer summer"." She added with a laugh. Everyone groaned in response.
"I hated that movie." Ino said, scrunching up her nose in detest.
"Yeah, what was up with her hair?" Sakura added, joining in on the fun. I shrugged.
"I thought it was an okay movie…" I said innocently. Tenten rolled her eyes.
"So anyways, who do you think our fifth roommate will be?" Ino asked.
"Who cares?" Sakura said in mock-interest. Ino nudged her and let her lips caress Sakura's neck.
"Oh, gawd," Tenten and I said in unison. Ino and Sakura shared a small laugh before separating. There was a knock on my door and everyone turned to see Neji standing in the doorway.
"Hey," he greeted. Ino, Sakura and I all glanced at Tenten who was blushing ever so slightly. She sent us a look that said knock-it-off-or-your-heads-will-be-rolling.
"Hey," I said. "What do you need?"
"I just wanted to know if you guys had signed up for that camp…?" I smiled.
"Yeah, we are. Why? You want to see Tenten dancing on stage?" Neji and Tenten's faces both lit up like Christmas lights. "Well too bad. She's not that type. She's more into…" I mimicked the rock star motion she had used earlier. "Rocking out," I finished.
"Shut the hell up." He said. "Don't get me wrong, Tenten, but you're definitely not my type. I don't date slobs." Then he turned to me. "Toss me a soda." I did so and then he left. Sakura, Ino and I were all quiet as Tenten sat on the floor, staring at her feet.
"Way to be discreet, guys." She muttered before lifting herself from the floor and exiting the room. I reached out a hand to stop her, but was already too late.
"Well, that could have gone better." Sakura muttered, taking a swig of her drink. I propped my chin in my hands and sighed.
"Neji is such a buzz kill."
"Yo, Hinata." I turned around to see who was calling my name to find Naruto. A smile graced my lips. Back n elementary and middle school, I had had a huge crush on him. There was just something there; something that had made my heart burst and my frown turn upside down whenever I saw his face. His hair was outrageously disheveled and he dyed it a different color every week. His eyes were the color of the ocean on a clear day, and the whiskers he had gotten tattooed on his cheeks back in middle school as a "rebellion thing" softened his look up. My crush eventually faded when I realized he was gay.
His hair was dyed blue and red today.
"Good morning," I greeted. He ran a hand through his hair and scratched at the sensitive spot on his neck. His famous grin made my heart melt, even though I wasn't attracted to him, and it made my grin widen.
"So listen, Neji told me you and your groupies are going to that camp thing." I nodded, trying to stifle my laughter at his use of the word "groupies."
"Well, I was thinking about going to. Sasuke and I were, actually." My eyebrows rose.
"Yeah, that'd be cool." I said. He nodded.
"But here's the thing," he leaned in and started to whisper in my ear. My cheeks flushed at the new warmth that spread from my ear to the rest of my body. "Sasuke gets jealous really easily when I'm with other guys, and he's fine with the bros, you know?"
Of course I knew. He was referring to Shikamaru, Choji and Neji.
"Well, there's this guy that I made friends with back when I went to California for summer vacation." He went to America? "And this guy is coming to the camp, too. In fact, he just moved back to Japan. He was in California for a year as a foreign exchanged student." I nodded.
"And I'm kind of afraid Sasuke will get really jealous because he and I are really great friends and, well, he is kind of cute." Naruto took a step back and I could see his was blushing slightly. "What should I do?" I shrugged.
"Sorry Naruto, but you know I'm not good with guys."
Yeah, and if you keep on saying that, you'll never be good with them.
Naruto nodded sadly. "Oh, I get it. I'll just ask someone else." I sighed.
"Naruto, just don't worry. Tell Sasuke when you guys get there that you and this guy are just friends. He's into girls, right?" he nodded slowly. "See?" I said, smiling widely. "Then there's no competition for him!" Naruto's brows merged and then a smile tugged at the corner of his lips.
"You're right." he said.
"Yeah, I am." I said proudly. "So what's this guy's name?"
"Kiba," he said. The bell rang and Naruto and I started for class. "He's really cool. He's got tattoos on his cheeks, like me, except their fangs, not whiskers. He's more into wolfs, not tigers, you know?" I nodded, even though I didn't really get the whole this-is-my-animal thing. Although I did prefer cats over anything.
"And he drives a motorcycle, and has a pet dog that's as big as a bear-literally." My eyebrows shot up. That was pretty impressive… "And he's really smart, too. I mean, he might look all biker this and biker that," I bit my tongue to keep from laughing. Naruto could be such a dork sometimes. "But he's really kind and he's a genius, I swear. Not Shikamaru genius, but still." He muttered the last part and I rolled my eyes.
"He sounds really cool." I said. "Can't wait to meet him."
"Yeah," Naruto nodded enthusiastically. "And he loves animals. You'd love him, Hinata, I mean it." I smiled while shaking my head.
"This is my class." I said, stopping. "I'll see you later." He nodded and went on to his next class.
I'm starting to think that maybe Sasuke does have some competition…
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