What is snow? Is it frozen-like tears from above? Or is it what brings spring? What color is snow? White, like the clouds from above? Or red like a perfect rose without damage? Why is it that the only snow that I’ve ever seen is red?
I walked, not knowing exactly where my destination was or why I was walking barefoot in the dark woods. The snow was deep enough so that my feet kept sinking into the snow, and my knee-length white dress was disheveled as my violet hair was mussed.
I looked up to see a house on fire. I stared because somehow, I felt sad just looking at the house burning down. Something hit my chest and sent me reeling, my back colliding with what must have been a tree. I looked down at the snow, but it wasn’t white like I was used to seeing in the movies, but red. Then, I heard screaming from inside the house.
“Lymslea!!” someone screamed
The sound was like a screech, groan, and hysterical weeping, all at the same time. I covered my ears at the terrible noise.
“Lymslea!!!!” That voice again.
I closed my eyes. “Make it stop!” I cried in response.
The horrible screaming got louder and louder, and I drew my knees to my chest, burying my face in them.
“STOP!” I shouted, sitting up abruptly. Getting my bearings, I looked around me. Just another nightmare, just another nightmare, I kept repeating in my head.
“Man, these nightmares are getting the best of me,” I said, while I scratched the back of my head.
I’ve been having these weird dreams lately but somehow I feel as if I’ve lived them before. Another thing is that each dream is a continuation of the last one I’ve had, but the one with the snow is the most common one.
I stood up, went to the bathroom, took a shower & changed into my clothes. I was wearing a gray Geren Ford V-necked kimono dress with a super-chunky black suede belt that hung diagonally across my hips. A pair of black leggings peeked out at the bottom, while red patent leather flats added a burst of color at my ankles. My hair is in a low side chignon and fastened with two red chopsticks and of course I was wearing the Leaf headband. I walked downstairs to find my foster mother Nikki there.
“Good morning,” she said. Nikki’s light red hair swung softly around her shoulders as she set a plate full of waffles on the table and as she smiled her green eyes flashed prettily at me.
I smiled back, sitting down to start on my waffles.
I should introduce myself. My name is Hayashi Yuki , I’m 13 years old and I live in the Village Hidden in the Leaves with Nikki and my sister. They’ve been taking care of me ever since I arrived. I can’t remember anything about my childhood, but according to Nikki she found me on the streets one snowy night. She asked me what my name was, but I found that I didn’t have an answer for her. So she gave me the name ‘Yuki’ because she thought it fit perfectly because she had found me in the middle of a snowy night. I also couldn’t remember my last name so she gave me hers—Hayashi. Like I said before I don’t remember anything from my past.
I finished eating and got ready to leave and left my dishes in the sink. I was about to step out when Nikki stopped me.
“Hang on, sweetie, let me do your hair,” she said.
“But mom, I’m gonna be late,” I argued. I considered her my real mom since I don’t remember my real mom. This sort of thing was normal for us.
“…Exactly? Do you want me to be late?”
“No, silly, but I want you to have a new look, now sit down,”
I knew that even if I fought, she still would win, so I did as she told me to do. She fussed over my hair, running tapered fingers through it, but I waited patiently until she was done. She pushed me gently towards a mirror, where I saw that my hair was up in a half-pony tail with a long red silk ribbon.
“See? Isn’t this better than your old hairdo?”
I liked my old hairdo, thank you very much, I thought. Okay, well, I’m going to leave now,” I said, and rushed out the door before she could stop me.
She had walked out and I ran out before she wanted to do anymore changes. I started to walk down the road. The busy streets of Konoha were filled with friendly faces, and as usual, the bright blue sky reflected my sunny mood I just loved this village so much, even if it wasn’t my original birthplace—I still love it as if it was. I was distracted from my thoughts when I bumped into Naruto.
“Yuki-chan, hi!” he greeted.
“Hi, Naruto-kun, where are you going?” I replied.
“Well, look at what I’m wearing!!!” he said, pointing to his forehead. His hitai-ate glinted in the sunlight, catching my attention.
“Congratulations!” I said, smiling proudly at him.
“Yes, now I’m officially a ninja. Believe it!” he said, all energetic and excited tone.
“I’m glad Naruto-kun,” I said giving him a warm smile.
“Hey, I like the new hair-style,” he said.
“Nikki’s orders—she wanted me to get rid of the typical look because it’s the first day of school,” I said scratching the back of my head.
“Well, I guess she does kinda make sense.” He laughed.
Naruto has been my best friend ever since I arrived at the Hidden Leaf Village. Nikki doesn’t approve of our friendship but I'm like, come on, what’s so bad or terrible about him? I mean, we’re practically brother and sister. I didn’t like the way the other kids were treating him when we first met and I thought that it was unfair to judge him if you didn’t even know him. So I decided to be his friend even if it meant not having any other friends other than him. But I was happy. Naruto was so funny and random it completely made up for it.
“Hey, maybe sometime we can train together,” he said making me come back to reality.
“I’m up for it anytime, anywhere. You just say the time and place,” I replied, since he always asked me for help whenever he has trouble.
“Alright! Well, see ya Yuki-chan.” He waved bye and walked away
I let out a loud sigh and looked around me and noticed that I was in the center of town. I looked for the highest and closet one then started running towards it. I concentrated my chakra to my feet and walked on the wall, did a flip as I reached the roof and ran towards the academy. For some weird reason I had always been able to do things just by doing them. My older sister Mai, I had seen her doing it and I wanted to try and voila I did it at the first try. I don’t really how I was able to do it, its just one of those things that you do them but don’t know how you did them or knew them.
I jumped down on the floor, walked to class and sat behind Naruto. Sakura and Ino then walked in, and Sakura told Naruto to move. Ino, however, came and then the “Sasuke Fan Club” started to argue about who was sitting next Sasuke. All I did was watch in amusement; I bit my tongue and tried not to laugh.
What do they see in the guy anyway? I’m for real; I mean why would you love someone that doesn’t even know you exist? I just don’t get love and I don’t want to fall in love, not till I finish my ninja career and that is a promise.
Oh, how wrong was I back then.
Naruto then sat in front of Sasuke, and they sent dead-glares at each other. All of a sudden, a guy bumped into Naruto and made him lose his balance and lean forward to press his lip’s against Sasuke’s. There was a long silence. I then burst out laughing, not able to hold it in. I felt the girls sending me death glares, so I bit my tongue till it started to hurt and was able to shut up. Once I got my bearings, I sat up and started to doodle. Then I saw Ino sit next to me.
I’m about to get a lecture from the Sasuke fan club girl, I thought
She turned to look at me and smiled sweetly.
“Morning Yuki-san,” she said.
“Um, morning?” I asked a little weird out. I was positive she was about to give me a lecture—not that I cared, even better for me.
“Your hair looks cute today. What happened to your chignon?” she asked.
“Uh, Nikki’s orders—she wanted me to get rid of the typical look because it’s the first day of school,” I said.
“Well, no offense, but I like it like this better—it brings your eyes out more.”
Did she really meant that? Or was it all false? All in all I didn’t care much, I could care less what she thinks about me. She smiled at me and we paid attention as Iruka-sensei walked in and started to put us in groups.
I leaned my elbow on the table and leaned my head on my hand. I don’t care who I get to be with, as long as it’s not with the two crazy girls of Ino and Sakura or Sasuke for that matter. I do have to be with Naruto though, we work so well together and it would be fun!
“Now with Squad 7: Uzumaki Naruto, Hayashi Yuki,” started Iruka.
Yay! I get to be with my brother, I thought
“Haruno Sakura,” he continued.
But I got to be with the “pink, crazy Sasuke lover” girl. Can this get any worse? I thought
“And Uchiha Sasuke.”
Yes, apparently it can.
He explained to us about our new sensei then let us go to get lunch. I walked down the hall when I was done eating and saw Naruto getting ready to attack Sasuke, but stopped and ran to the bathroom.
“Naruto-kun?” I said.
I felt someone push me out of the way.
“Um, excuse me?” I said while looking at Sasuke.
“You’re blocking the only way out of this hall, so move it.”
When he turned, I mocked him “Sorry Mr. I’m Too Cool to Be Here. Why do I have to be in his team? I’d rather take Ino.”
I walked out and headed to the classroom. It was dead boring while we waited for our sensei to arrive and I couldn’t help but want to annoy either Sakura or Sasuke. Once Kakashi-sensei got here, he took us to the roof and told us to say our dreams, goals and the info about us. I sat on the right of Naruto.
As Sasuke finished his, I couldn’t help but think, Well aren’t you the mystery one. Mr.Cool.
I couldn’t stand him! He’s so, I'm too cool for this, too cool for that, I want something more challenging not this kid stuff. And I hated that in a person. What made him think that he was so awesome? All because he’s an Uchiha, he thinks he’s superior? Man, I wish there was a clan more powerful than his, to show him that his Kekkei Genkai wasn’t that awesome. Well I know that the Hyuuga’s are equal in power with them but still.
“What about you, Yuki?” asked Kakashi, looking at me.
I looked up at him.
“My name is Hayashi Yuki but you probably already know that. Anyways, I like a lot of things. I hate well nothing, I think and my plan for the future is… well I think I want to keep that private.” I said while scratching the back of my head.
“What?! you just like repeated everything kakashi-sensei just said.” Said Naruto
“Hey, at least you know me better than him!” I argued back
“Well…… that is true” he stated and I shook my head.
Kakashi-sensei then told us to go and get ready for tomorrow’s mission. I walked alongside Naruto to Ichiraku ramen shop, because I invited him for some. Once in a while I do.
“So Yuki-san, we’re friends right?” he said while we waited for the ramen to be prepared.
“Yeah,” I replied looking at him and leaning my elbow on the table with my head on my hand.
“So can you tell me what your goal for the future is?” he asked and I froze.
“Why would u want to know?” I asked, knowing the answer he was gonna tell me already. So why did I ask him?
“Well, because friends tell each other everything, right?”
“Yeah.” I took a deep breath. “My goal for the future is… to remember.”
“My real name isn’t Hayashi Yuki”
“Then what is it?”
I shook my head, “I don’t know. I don’t know anything about me or my real family or where I come from. I can’t remember anything about my past or childhood, and I want to remember but…” I stopped as they set down our bowls.
“But?” he asked with ramen filling his mouth.
“But… I’m scared”
“Scared? Of what? You’re so brave Yuki-san,” he said while he slurped a noodle.
I smiled at his comment. “What if my past isn’t everything I expect it to be? What if instead of a loving family I get a mean family? What if everything I ever wished or ever dreamed was all the opposite or nothing I ever imagined? Some things are better left unknown. I mean I wanna know what happened in my past but I’m scared at the same time of what the result would be” I said while pulling the noodles to my mouth.
“Hey, look Yuki. You have every right to be scared, but you need to remember one thing: I’ll always be there for you. Like you were there for me when I needed someone, when I needed a friend. You’re my sister and I’m your brother and together we’ll make both our goals become real.” I smiled and hugged him.
“You’re right, brother and sisters stay together no matter what!”
We finished eating. Spending time with Naruto brought back fond memories of when we first became friends. I remember that day when we arrived to Konohagakure and me and Naruto became friends. It was at four o’clock in the afternoon.
I was playing catch with my new friends.
“Hey, Yuki catch!” said Max who was my neighbor and we had become friends right away. He was nice enough to present me to his other friends. He threw me the ball and I caught it and threw it to Anna who was Max’s best friend who caught the ball perfectly.
“Great throw, Yuki.” said one of my teammates.
We kept playing and finally, the girls and boys tied up. Then, a blonde haired boy wearing a white T-shirt with the Leaf symbol and short approached.
“Hey, can I play?” the boy asked.
I turned and saw a spiky-haired blonde boy getting closer. I smiled at him.
“Eww no, get away from us you creep” said one of the boys.
My smile turned serious.
“My daddy says not to get close to you,” said a girl.
I felt a boy tugging my sleeve to take me away.
“Let’s go, Yuki-san. My mommy says that we shouldn’t get close to him,” said one of the boys.
I saw sadness in the blonde boy’s eyes as they took me farther away. I snatched myself free from the boy’s grip and skipped towards the blonde boy whose head was looking down at the ground and his hand was rubbing his eyes.
“Hi!” I said cheerfully. He looked up to see me, and I saw the trail his tears had made from falling down. “You wanna play with me?” I asked.
He just stared at me and then I heard the other kids yelling at me. “Hey, Yuki don’t get close to him. My mommy says not to get close to him!” said the same girl.
I turned to look at her. “Your mommy should be nicer!” I screamed. It got on my nerves when people don’t get along with another person if they don’t even know them.
“If you’re his friend, then you can’t be our friend,” said the boy.
“I’d rather be friends with a cool kid than with meanies like you guys.” I stuck my tongue out and heard the other kids whisper once I had turned to look at the blonde boy.
“Aww and I was starting to like her,” one said
“Let’s go, I don’t want to be near her.” said another voice.
“Wanna be my new friend?” I smiled at the blonde, and he then smiled at me.
“Well, yeah, I mean you look like a nice boy,” I smiled sweetly at him and he smiled back at me. “Come on, let’s go play catch at my house!”
I grabbed his hand, and we ran to my home. The backyard was filled with toys and had a kiddie pool and a small swing set.
“Wow, Yuki-san you got a big house,” said the boy.
“Thanks! Wait how do you know my name?” I asked while grabbing the ball.
“Well, everyone was talking about you in the village”
“Really?” I threw the ball towards him.
“Yeah!” He threw it back
“What’s your name?” I asked.
“Uzumaki Naruto” he said.
“Nice to meet you Naruto, I'm Hayashi Yuki. But you probably already know that.” I said while smiling at him when I threw back the ball.
Story notes: I know another user uploaded this story 'illBJulietAndUllBRomeo' but all I wanna say is that I am her. It's just that I kept forgetting my password for that account and just got fed up with it so I decided to uploaded here. I am not stealing this from her, I am her!
Chapter notes: Here, I upgraded it and fixed my mistakes!
Chapter end notes: 1)Snow 2)Headband 3) Brightness Also here's a link of how Yuki looks like only without the sword and kimono.