(This is a sequel, so please read the first book before this one or you'll be confused.) --- Two and a half years later, Naruto Uzumaki comes back to Konoha after training with Jiraiya. During these two years, Kurai has trained harder than she ever has and she eventually becomes a chunin. Because of her non-stop training, she hasn't talked to or hung out with Shikamaru Nara, leaving their relationship at a standstill. Things get even more rocky when the Akatsuki makes a strong appearance. --- I DO NOT own Naruto or Naruto Shippuden. Masashi Kishimoto does. I only own my OC, her clan, or anyone else I decide to make up. Please don't steal my ideas. I don't own any pictures or videos connected to the chapters unless I say otherwise.