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"Mmmph!!" Sakura flailed her arms around. "Fine! But you can't ask me anything, it never happened, kay?" Naruto said, the three nodded eagerly. Naruto used the mirror to release the jutsu.

"I can talk, again!" Sakura exclaimed "Never use that jutsu on us again!" she yelled. Naruto just shrugged as he sat down "I'm so tired!" he yawned like a cat. "There's a village a few miles away we can get a room for the night" Kakashi said.

"But that's miles away!" Naruto groaned as an idea struck him. "Mirror can you teleport us to the village up ahead?" Naruto asked the mirror as if it could talk. A blinding light teleported the 4 members to the entrance of the village.

"I love this thing!" Naruto hugged the mirror. "Alright well let's go get a room" Sakura said as she walked away. They got a room and went to bathe in the hot springs. When they got out they were greeted by the smell of meet.

"Oh, I ordered some food" Sakura said as she looked up at the guys from where she sat. "Nice!" Naruto said his thanks and dove right in. The rest did the same but in a more calm manner.

"I'm gonna go for a walk" Naruto said as he slipped on his jacket. "Don't come back to late and don't sleep outside!" Kakashi yelled as Naruto ran out. "Okay!!" Naruto yelled from the hall.

He walked through the small village looking at the stores when something caught his attention. There was a huge group of people surrounding three men who were playing some instruments.

He made his way to the front of the audience and stared at them in awe as a beautiful melody came from the instruments. "For our next performance we need a volunteer, someone who can sing" a brown haired man said.

Kurama smirked inside of Naruto and forcibly traded places with him, he made Naruto raise up his hand. The brunette smiled and helped Naruto up on the little platform. "It's all up to you kid" Kurama laughed.

Truth be told he liked when Naruto sang, he felt strangely happy and warm and wanted others to hear his voice as well. "What's your name kid?" the man asked. "Naruto" he said. "Well Naruto, i'm Teppei and these are my brothers Kuro and Yukito. Do you know how to play this?" Teppei asked holding up an instrument.

Naruto nodded and Teppei handed it to him. "Whenever you're ready kid, we'll join you" Kuro said a smile on his face. Naruto nodded and faced the crowd his chest felt a little tight.

Naruto started to play "Do you ever feel like breaking down?
Do you ever feel out of place,
Like somehow you just don't belong
And no one understands you?
Do you ever wanna run away?
Do you lock yourself in your room
With the radio on turned up so loud
That no one hears you're screaming?" the others joined in.

"No, you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me" Naruto found his confidence and started to sing from the heart.

"To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No, you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life" the villagers started to dance in place some even sang along.

"Do you wanna be somebody else?
Are you sick of feeling so left out?
Are you desperate to find something more
Before your life is over?
Are you stuck inside a world you hate?
Are you sick of everyone around?
With their big fake smiles and stupid lies
While deep inside you're bleeding" the villagers seemed to feel Naruto's sadness for their eyes started to water.

"No, you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me" he sang not paying enough attention to see that his teammates were in the middle of the crowd and had seen everything.

"To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life" Sakura was mesmerized even Sasuke couldn't help but awe. Although Kakashi was sad, because of the song he sang.

"No one ever lied straight to your face
And no one ever stabbed you in the back
You might think I'm happy but I'm not gonna be okay
Everybody always gave you what you wanted
You never had to work it was always there
You don't know what it's like, what it's like" Naruto had his eyes closed while he sang and played at the same time.

"To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No, you don't know what it's like (What it's like)

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No, you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life" he let some anger and sadness out. This was the reason he loved to sing, because he could always blow of steam.

Cheers erupted and even some whistles. Naruto opened his eyes and looked at the crowd the blood draining from his face. He felt a hand on his shoulder snapping him out of his thoughts. "Oh, right here" he handed the instrument to Teppei.

"Actually, I want you to keep it and if you're ever in town again come play with us" he smiled. "Really? Thanks this means a lot" Naruto smiled widely and said goodbye while jumping of the platform.

"How could you not tell us you were so good at singing?!" Sakura shook him. "Because it's embarrassing!" Naruto said between shakes. "Embarrassing? Why would it be embarrassing?" Kakashi asked. "I'm a shinobi for crying out loud! We aren't meant to sing we fight! Have you ever seen a singing shinobi?!" he yelled as he grabbed the mirror that was in his pouch.

"Store this please" he said as the instrument vanished. "Well no but..." Kakashi tried to say. "Exactly! So keep this a secret, if anyone else finds out they'll make fun off me" Naruto shook Kakashi. "I don't see why singing is such a big deal. Itatchi used to sing when he cooked or at least tried to cook" Sasuke remembered he almost burned the house down once.

"But still.... Can't we just make this a team 7 secret?" Naruto begged. "Fine but only if you sing for us from time to time" Sakura grinned. Naruto looked half dead "Fine" he mumbled and Sakura did a weird victory dance. "Alright let's get some sleep" Kakashi said as they all went back to their room.

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