The Wolf Inside - Chapter Eighteen

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Hey everyone! Hope you all had a Merry christmas and an Awsome New year! xD I'm sorry it's been so long since I've uploaded! I've been on holiday and now my internet keeps stuffing up :/ but, I've managed to get on for now, so here's chappy 18! I'm sorry it's a bit shorter than usual, but I think it ends in a good place. Hope you enjoy!

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Ashley’s POV

“Iruka Sensei?” Naruto says in surprise. “What are you doing here?”

“It’s been awhile guys” the brown haired man grins, before turning his eyes to me. “Ahh, you must be the Ashley that Kakashi’s told me about.”

“Kakashi told you about me?” I question him suspiciously, making him sweat drop.

“Well, more like complained about you to me” he replies, scratching his face sheepishly.

I facepalm and my shoulders droop. I’m not that hard to be around………am I?

“Anyway, I’m Iruka Umino and I teach at the Academy. In fact, I used to teach Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke here” he explains with a fond smile at his three ex students.

Naruto steps up to me, hands folded behind his head.

“Yep! And Iruka Sensei sometimes treats me to Ramen too!” he shouts in my ear, making me flinch. Man he’s loud sometimes……

Iruka laughs. “Well, it’s nice to finally meet you anyway” he tells me with a grin. It’s……nice to meet me? Hmmm………haven’t heard that before.

“Um……yes, it’s nice to meet you too” I mutter softly, pushing my long hair back from my eye. Sakura, Sasuke and Naruto gape at me, stunned. I roll my eyes at them.

“Watch out guys, you might catch flies or some poisonous insects in your mouths if you’re not careful” I inform them with a sly smirk, making their jaws snap shut.

Iruka gives me a strange look, and I tilt my head slightly.

“Yes?” I ask him.

“Uh, well, it’s just that,” he begins slowly, “you don’t seem anything like what Kakashi was saying………”

I growl and sweat drop.

“…………I don’t even want to know what he told you” I mumble, pouting slightly.

“Yeah, you probably don’t” Iruka agrees, nodding his head. Sakura steps forward.

“Ashley’s changed a lot Iruka Sensei” she proclaims brightly. “She saved our lives three times during the Exam!”

“Sakura……” I say uncomfortably, getting a wide grin from her in return.

“She used to hate our guts!” Naruto feels the need to say. “She likes us now though!”

“Naruto!” Sakura admonishes, smacking him upside the head. Sasuke just rolls his eyes.

“What do you mean ‘used’ to hate your guts?!” I ask pointedly. “I still don’t like you! You’re all so annoying!”

Sasuke chuckles, as Naruto squints at me, a sly grin spreading across his face.

“Yeah, sure you don’t like us” he says, poking my shoulder.

I look at Iruka wearily, and let out a dramatic sigh, causing him to chuckle.

“Mmhmm, I can see that you guys haven’t changed at all” Iruka grins at his three ex students. “Just don’t harass poor Ashley too much, okay Naruto?”