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Snow

By Isabelle

Romance

Snow

Ding Ding Ding! The sound indicated the end of the schoolday. All students in Kurenai's class quickly put their books away, eager to go outside and play in the snow. However, Hinata wasn't so horried, she neatly filled her backpack while the other students were already on their way to the schoolyard, which was covered in beautiful white snow, the kind of snow that is perfect for building snowmen and having snowfights.

Kurenai used this opportunity to get Hinata's attention, it had been difficult to find a quiet moment to speak with the new student, and today seemed perfect "Hinata, can I speak to you?" she asked.

"S-Sure sensei" Hinata stuttered and walked towards Kurenai-sensei's desk.

"It seems you have some trouble adjusting to your new school" Kurenai was concerned, the girl was quiet and introvert and that is a difficult way to be in highschool.

"I-I'm fine sensei" Hinata answered with her head down, staring straight at her shoes.

"Well, you are a wonderful student. Good grades, you pay attention in class, but you don't seem to have any friends" Kurenai stated,

"It's n-not a problem sensei"

Kurenai was not convinced. "Well, if you say so, but if you need some help, maybe to meeting some new friendly people I can help you. Why don't you try some of the school activities, there must be something that you like?"

Hinata shovelled her feet "I will try to find something sensei"

Kurenai smiled, "That is really good, all it takes is a first step, you know"

"Thank you sensei, have a g-good afternoon" Hinata walked out of the classroom.

There was a problem Hinata had not anticipated. As she walked towards the building exit, which led to the schoolyard, Hinata almost walked into a warzone. The schoolyard which had been white and beautiful was now muddy. The students had collected to snow and had started a massive snowfight. They were having fun, Hinata could hear it in the cries and shouts. For one moment she envisioned herself playing alongside them, it was a thought that quickly dissolved, she just was too shy.

'How am I going to be able to get to the bus, if I go out there alone they will all throw snowballs at me. Maybe if I wait a while, they'll head home.' She thought, and that was what she did. She had waited for more than an hour now. Most of the teenagers had stopped playing around and started a war, against eachothere and against all bystanders. She could see two bases had formed and the only times they'd stop attacking each other was to ambush one of the innocent bystanders who were just grabbing their bike, or walking to classrooms and attacked without mercy. Hinata felt awful, if she had just left immediately it would not have been this bad, now she didn't dare to go outside at all.

Meanwhile, another student was having some trouble. Gaara was sitting in his classroom, watching the students outside. Their teacher hadn't appreciated that half of the class failed their exam miserably, and he was now punishing the entire class for it. The whole class was pissed off, they all wanted to go home, and enjoy the snow. There was a lot of yelling and name calling going on. Gaara did not participate. He had been looking outside the window, and he only just noticed a girl. She must have been standing there for almost two hours. He wondered why she didn't just go outside, why she kept staring at the playing idiots outside. It puzzeled him, was she afraid to go outside? 'What a loser' he thought, but in a way he admired her. Even though she didn't go outside, she kept standing, she patiently waited, she didn't ask anyone for help.

"You can all start packing your bags, if anyone ever fails in my class again, the punishment will be double" their teacher said.

Everyone hurried towards the exit, they had anticipated the warzone outside, most girls formed a group and quickly ran out together, sceaming with high pitched voices. The boys took 'offence is the best defence' at heart and quickly started making ammunition for the counter attack.

'Fools' Gaara thought and walked calmly out of the classroom, when he noticed the girl.

'Why didn't she go with the other girls?' Gaara wondered.

"Gaara" someone called his name, he looked up.

"What do you want?" Gaara asked.

"Hold this for me" Kankuro gave Gaara a green lunchbox.

Gaara looked at it.

"You want me to hold your lunch for you" Gaara said and stared at his brother.

"Just keep it save, I heard they'll do locker and bag checks during detention"

"What will I get for it?" Gaara asked, with a cold look in his eyes.

"I was supposed to be in there 10 minutes ago, we'll figure that out later, see ya!" and Kankuro quickly went on his way.

Gaara put the oddly coloured lunchbox in his backpack and made sure no-one had been around to overhear their conversation, because he knew exactly what was in that innocent lunchbox.

Gaara walked towards the exit, ready to go home, when he saw the girl still waiting to get past the snow fight, he had almost forgotten about her, was she still standing there, didn't she want to go home?

He opened the exit, and the precise moment his feet landed on the muddy snow, the fight stopped everything went silent except the whispers.

"Don't, that's Sabaku no Gaara, there is no telling what he will do if you hit him" someone whispered.

"I'll dare you, throw a snowball towards Gaara" another said.

"No way, I rather be a coward than brave but dead"

Gaara wasn't bothered that the attention had shifted towards him. He just went on his way, quietly walking over the schoolyard. Suddenly he stopped walking and turned around looking at the girl who had been standing inside for hours.

"Are you coming?"


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