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Past Appearances

By MisteryMaiden

Adventure / Action

Chapter 1

A/N: Okay, as you may have noticed, I have posted a few stories. These stories are ideas that have been sitting in my hard drive for a long time and I decided since I don't know when I can update anything to just post them and decide what to do with them from the responses of you readers. This Author's Note will be on most of the stories, so you'll know which ones I'm talking about.

Chapter One: The Genin Teams

Uzumaki Naruto yawned as the light from the sun reflected in his eyes. Rubbing his hands over his bright, ceruleans eyes, the young genin threw the blank from his body.

Now, to most people, there wouldn't be anything interesting about this display, however, it was what was revealed once the blanket was gone that would make most people faint. Uzumaki Naruto was well known for being a prankster, who had a major crush on Haruno Sakura, a young kunoichi in training. Furthermore, it was well known that the demon child was male. However, without the horrendous orange jacket and pants, the figure of a female was obvious.

Naruto's real name was Uzumaki Naru. The 'to' part had been added when Naru had discover the name of the fishcakes that was in her favorite ramen. It had been her nickname ever since. Most people didn't realize that the young boy was in fact a young girl, and over looked the more feminine qualities she possessed. Not even her favorite sensei, Iruka, had figured it out until he had been told.

Naruto wasn't trying to hide her gender, but in fact, no one looked closely enough to notice. It had been annoying at first, but after a while, she just stopped correcting people and just let them assume what they wanted. It wasn't like that had ever really asked her.

Grabbing her new hitai-ite, Naruto threw on her clothes and brushed her short, spiky, blonde hair. She had cut it short when it had kept getting in the way of her training, and as it had already been spiky on its own, it had spiked right up without the weight of the rest of her hair keeping it down. When jiji had first seen it, she could have sworn he was having a heart attack.

Naruto looked at the time and paled. Shit, she was going to be late! With a burst of speed, she ran out of her door and down the streets of Konoha, ignoring the looks of hate from the villagers. It was a lot easier now that she knew it wasn't her that they were glaring at, but her tenant, the Kyuubi no Kitsune.

Reaching the Academy and her classroom just as the bell rang, Naruto sighed in relief. Iruka smiled as she took her seat, only to be yelled at by Sakura and Ino as they came into the class. Iruka had explained that friends did not yell at each other or that making a female friend did not include asking for dates (apparently, that what those of the opposite gender did). Naruto hadn't blushed so much in her entire life.

"I will now announce the team placements, so listen up everybody! Team one is-" Naruto tuned Iruka out, thinking over whether or not she should tell her team that she was a girl. Meh, maybe she should just let them figure it out for themselves. More interesting that way!

"Team 7: Uzumaki Naru-to," Naruto looked up at her name, and Iruka blushed as he had almost called out Naru, instead of Naruto. "Haruno Sakura," Naruto smiled, maybe they could be friends after all, now that she knew what to do. "And Uchiha Sasuke." Naruto groaned while Sakura cheered. That was just perfect. Naruto didn't know what the other girls saw in the Emo bastard.

While Iruka finished announcing the rest of the teams, the sensei came in one at a time to pick up the others. Soon, only team seven was left, much to their displeasure. Naruto scowled, it had been an hour already, Kami damnit!

Getting bored, and with a strong need for revenge, Naruto stood up and grabbed an eraser for the chalk board. Iruka was obsessed with clean erasers, but the jonin wouldn't know that, so Naruto quickly covered it in itching powder. Hopefully, it would teach the teme to be on time.

"Naruto, what are you doing?" Sakura screeched.

"Teaching our bastard sensei a lesson about being late," she called back, using a chair to wedge the eraser in the crack of the door. Naruto pushed a little chakra into the powder to make sure it would stick to the eraser until it hit their sensei. While Naruto's grades weren't that great, Naruto was good at pranks, and therefore, traps.

"Dobe," Sasuke hnned.

"Shut it, teme!" Naruto growled back, why was she stuck with this guy again? Sighing, she sat herself back in her desk and decided to take a nap as she waited.

Two hours later, the sound of feet walking towards them made them all look up. The door opened and the eraser hit the head of a white-haired man that they assumed was their jounin sensei. Rubbing his head, the man gave them a one-eyed smile, causing them to notice his hitai-ite covered his other eye. "My first impression is that…I hate you!"

They sweat dropped. "Meet me on the roof."

Sighing, they made their way up to the roof, where they found their sensei waiting for them.

"State your name, likes, dislikes, hobbies, and dreams for the future." The man stated. "I'll go first. My name is Hatake Kakashi. I like things and dislike things. I have many hobbies. I've never really thought about dreams for the future. Now, pinkie."

"My name is Haruno Sakura. I like *squeal*. I hate Naruto!" Naruto blinked; maybe she really had annoyed her teammate a little too much. "My hobbies are *squeal*. My dream for the future *squeal, blush, glance at Sasuke.*"

Kakashi sighed. Oh, great, a fangirl. Yay! "Your turn, duck-butt."

"My name is Uchiha Sasuke; the rest is none of your concern." Yep, this one was a real mister sunshine! Maybe there's still hope for the next one…

"Your turn, blondie."

"My name's Uzumaki Naruto! I like ramen, plants, pranks and Sarutobi-jiji! I dislike duck-butt and people who judge someone before they get to know them! My hobbies are taking care of my plants, cooking, training, and pranking people. My dream is to become Hokage!" Naruto grinned; she had been really truthful during that entire introduction. Maybe they would put one and one together? Then again, probably not. Either way, it was still fun. One of her best pranks!

"Out of the 27 genin that graduated, only 9 will go on to become actual genin. Meet me at training ground 7 to have your final graduation test. Don't eat breakfast either; you'll just throw it up!" Kakashi smiled, before disappearing in a poof of smoke.

Naruto sighed; at least she had already known this. She had looked it up in the shinobi library under a henge and had learned that to pass the teams of genin had to show a good grasp of teamwork. Now, how to get them to work with her…

Noticing that her teammates had both left, Naruto sighed. Then she grinned evilly. Kakashi had left without asking her about the itching powder. She snickered when she heard a familiar voice cursing and decided it would be in her best interest if she went to the training ground early and set up traps everywhere (after all, a good shinobi thinks ahead and plans accordingly). Oh, this was going to be so fun!

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