|The Beauty and the Beast
Author: Aurora Ciel PM
AU If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return, then the curse would be lifted. If not, he would be doomed to remain a demon for all time. As the years passed, he lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a Beast? SasuSakuRated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Adventure - Sasuke U. & Sakura H. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 28,930 - Reviews: 273 - Favs: 573 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 03-09-10 - Published: 06-28-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5175376
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Title: The Beauty and the Beast
Author: Aurora Ciel
Characters/Pairings: Sasuke/Sakura, Naruto/Hinata, Kakashi (minor: Lee, Tsunade)
Warnings: Language, violence in some chapters, sexual content in later chapters
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, nor the musical and/or Disney movie Beauty and the Beast.
Notes: Oh here we finally are! I hope you enjoy the final chapter :)
Also, you know those warnings at the top where it says sexual content in later chapters? This is the later chapter. Don't like, don't read.
"Tale As Old As Time"
Tale as old as time, true as it can be
Barely even friends, then somebody bends
Just a little change, small to say the least
Both a little scared, neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast
The four friends were relaxing contentedly in Sasuke's gardens, laughing and talking together. No one minded the fact that the lawn was soaked from the earlier shower or the fact that it was pitch black out—Sasuke and Naruto had retrieved some thick blankets for them to sit on and they built a large bonfire to sit next to. Naruto and Hinata sat on one blanket, sitting close together but not really in the touchy-feely stage of their relationship yet.
Sasuke and Sakura, however, were a completely different story.
Since his transformation, Sasuke used every excuse to touch Sakura—long fingers brushed a lock of hair from her face, a hand pressed to the small of her back as they walked, her small hand grasped in his large one as he helped her sit down. At first when they sat down next to each other, Sakura was still a little shy around this new Sasuke. She was content to just hold his hand for the first few minutes they all were together, but after a while she grew more comfortable around the handsome God and moved to lay her head down on his thigh.
Sasuke was startled at first, still coming to terms with the fact that this beautiful woman had accepted him, had loved him. He stared down at her, then looked up to see the knowing smiles on the others' faces. Lifting a tentative hand, he began stroking her pink tresses, marveling at their softness. Her hair was thicker and silkier than he'd been expecting.
"I knew it from the start," Naruto was saying, a smug grin on his face as he eyed the pair. "I could tell Sasuke had the hots for Sakura-chan right away!"
Hinata giggled as Sakura's face heated up, matching the color of the crimson kimono she'd changed into. "Did you know, Sakura-chan?" she asked.
Sakura's head perked up, "Know what?"
"That you would be the one to break the curse."
Sasuke felt her hand tense on his leg and was about to change the topic when Sakura sat up and looked at him.
"I think my heart did, it just took a while for the rest of me to catch up," she said softly, and Sasuke knew her statement was more for him to hear than the others. He couldn't believe it, what had he done to earn the love of such a kind, passionate woman like Sakura?
Eventually Kakashi wandered over to the group. "It's getting rather late," the spirit droned. "Perhaps you should get some rest and pick up tomorrow morning."
"Kakashi is right," Sakura agreed, stretching her arms behind her head and arching her back. Sasuke felt a wave of lust rush through him and was thankful that the darkness covered the flush that took over his face.
If Naruto or Hinata noticed his sudden scent change, they didn't mention anything as they stood. Hinata and Sakura hugged goodbye, agreeing that the Goddess and half-breed would return for breakfast in the morning. Sasuke and Sakura watched as the two wandered off to one of the many portals in the woods surrounding the castle.
The two walked through the castle in comfortable silence, each simply enjoying the other's company. Sasuke was glad that things were still exactly the same between them.
And yet, as Sakura slipped her soft hand into his, interlocking their fingers and resting her head on his shoulder, he decided that some changes were alright, too.
As they reached her bedroom door, Sasuke turned to Sakura, suddenly feeling nervous. She was looking up at him expectantly and he knew she wanted him to kiss her goodnight, but he wasn't ready for the night to end. He still had so much to say to her, to ask her. And Kami help him, there was so much he wanted to do to her tonight, but he had no idea how she'd react.
"Sasuke? What is it?" she was asking, reaching up and pressing her hand to his cheek. If she noticed how heated he was getting, she didn't show it. Her glorious viridian eyes just shone up at him with love and trust.
He scratched the back of his neck, "Are you tired? I mean…can we talk?"
She blinked up at him, "Right now?"
At his curt nod, the corner of her mouth quirked up and she nodded back to him. Suddenly he grabbed her hand, he didn't want to do this in her room. He wanted to prove to her he was really serious. He heard her gasp as he led her through the halls to where his quarters were.
Silently, he opened the large door for her, shutting it behind him quickly and guiding her over to his balcony. Sakura breathed in the cool night air, not minding the slight breeze. As they approached the large stone half-wall at the edge, she turned around and hoisted herself up to sit. Sasuke arched a dark eyebrow at the way she childishly swung her legs back and forth, but she just raised one back in response.
When Sasuke remained quiet, choosing instead to rest his elbows on the balcony and look out over the lawn, Sakura knew this was going to be a serious conversation. She stopped swinging her legs and turned slightly to him.
"Sasuke, what is it you wanted to talk to me about?"
"Are you happy here?" he asked quietly.
She was startled by his question and it took her a moment to fully process. "Yes. Of course I am."
"And…you love me."
Sakura wasn't sure if it was a question or a statement, but she answered anyway, "Yes."
He glanced up at her, "Say it."
"I love you, Sasuke. With all my heart."
"Then," he straightened up, cradling her hands in his. "Will you be my mate?"
Sakura's jaw dropped, while she knew he loved her, she was still a little shocked to hear him want to be so official about it. Was he…proposing to her? Did Gods even get married? Her head spun with a million questions as she realized she really didn't know that much about Gods and demons, but suddenly there was only one that mattered.
"Are mates forever?"
Embarrassed for some reason, Sasuke clenched his jaw as he glanced away from her. "Tch. Of course they are!"
She couldn't help but smile at his little attitude. Their time together had taught Sakura that Sasuke got a little testy when he was embarrassed or unsure of himself. And, given their current conversation, she was sure it was some of both.
"But…what'll happen in sixty years? I'll age while you stay looking like…that," here he couldn't help but smirk, "and I'll be this nasty old lady and what are you going to do when I die? How are we supposed to handle this in such a short time? And what about any children we have? Are they going to outlive me like you? Can Gods even have children? Can Gods and humans have babies together? What is everyone going to say about your mate being human, I mean I may be a renowned medic, but no demon or God is really going to give a rat's—"
"Sakura," he intervened, squeezing her hands slightly. "Relax. If you become my mate, we will be bound together eternally."
"You mean…I'll live as long as you do?"
He nodded, his heart pounding so loudly he was sure she could hear it. Sakura closed her eyes and took a deep breath before turning her gaze back to him. She looked so beautiful with her hair glowing in the moonlight, her cheeks flushed, and her eyes sparkling like the stars.
"Well then, I guess there's only one answer."
Sasuke leaned forward, silently pleading with her. Judging by the grin that escaped, she knew what he wanted. "Yes, Uchiha Sasuke," she wrapped her arms around his neck, her fingers tangling through his raven hair. "I would love to be your mate."
At her acceptance, Sasuke crashed his mouth against hers. His lips poured out all the love he felt into her. Sakura let out a breathy sound as she clutched his hair, pulling him towards her. He moved to step in between her legs but found her kimono was too restricting for her legs to spread that wide. Pulling back, Sakura looked down with a scowl. She squeaked when he suddenly tore the material at the middle of her thighs and dropped the discarded silk to the ground.
She raised her eyebrows at him and he just smirked boyishly at her. Sakura had to admit she was a little surprised by this new side of Sasuke, but as he dropped his mouth to her neck, sucking and biting lightly, she decided she didn't mind it at all.
He kissed his way along her jaw and she moaned breathlessly, pulling his hips forward so they were connected to hers. Sasuke groaned at the heated contact. While Sakura really wanted to continue, she realized they were still sort of in the middle of a very important conversation.
Sakura pressed her hands to his chest and pushed back slightly. She couldn't help but giggle at the small pout on his face.
She cupped his face, bringing his eyes to hers, "Sasuke, how do we do this? I mean…how do I become your mate?"
When his already dark eyes grew even darker, Sakura felt a heated jolt shoot through her body and reside between her thighs. Sasuke smelled the sudden wave of arousal in her scent, his jaw clenched again and he wrapped his arms around her, pressing his face into her neck.
"Consummate our relationship," Sakura suggested.
"Aa, after you will become bound to me. You will essentially become like Hinata."
He lifted his head to look at her, "In a sense, you will be an immortal human. Everything about you will be the same, you'll still keep your chakra skills, you'll just never age."
"Hm, nineteen forever with my gorgeous mate who doesn't look a day over twenty," she said with a sassy smile, "I think I can live with that."
They grinned at each other before Sasuke leaned in, their kisses chaste this time as they allowed the other to feel their love for one another. After a few moments Sakura grew bored with their innocent kisses, she wanted the rough, sexy Sasuke she'd had before.
"Sasuke," she panted, pressing her mouth to his ear. "I want to become your mate tonight."
He tensed, looking down at her with uncertainty. He was fairly sure she was as inexperienced as he was and wanted to make sure she fully understood what she was getting into.
She leaned forward, tugging his earlobe between her teeth and nipping slightly, "Sasuke-kun," she breathed. "Make me yours."
Her hot breath sent a wave of pleasure right to his groin and he let out a low growl, clutching her back and pressing her against him. Sakura pulled his hips to hers again, gripping his shoulders and wrapping her legs around his waist. Sasuke took the hint, sliding his hands from her back to her rear. He hoisted her up into his arms, letting out a low groan as gravity pushed her heated center right against his growing hardness.
He moved them into his bedroom and once again Sasuke found Sakura brought a shining light to his usually dark world. As he placed her on his bed, noticing how her light hair and pale skin contrasted with his black sheets, he was again reminded that this woman did not belong in his life.
"Sakura," he said quietly with a sigh, sitting down at her feet, "are you sure?"
Sakura had had enough with Sasuke's self doubt and depreciation—he was the God and she was the mere human! She couldn't believe how lucky she was to have a gorgeous supernatural being love her. Wanting to show him just how much she wanted to be with him, she sat up and arched one of her pink eyebrows.
Sliding her hands up to the folds of the kimono that covered her chest, she watched as Sasuke's gaze heated at the sight of her; knowing she had his full, undivided attention, Sakura tore her kimono open, revealing her dark pink bra and matching panties.
She smiled coyly at him, biting her plump lower lip to finish off her little show. With a low growl, Sasuke all but pounced on top of her, sending her crashing back into his silk pillows. Sakura giggled, reaching up to wrap her arms around him once more as he buried his face into the crook of her shoulder.
"You have no idea what you do to me," he groaned, dragging his teeth along her neck. His hands gripped at her hips before sliding up her sides to her arms, dragging them out of her silk sleeves.
Sakura panted and threw her head back against a pillow as his fingers trailed across her stomach, feeling her muscles clench at his touch. Sasuke moved his lips up her jaw to her mouth and she parted her lips to greet his. Their tongues danced hotly as he slid his hands up to cup her breasts. Her nipples ached, pressing through the lace material of her bra as if begging for him to touch them, to taste them.
She pressed her chest upwards into his touch and he understood her silent pleas. Reaching behind her, those long, regal fingers of his undid the clasp to her bra. It came loose, causing her pale breasts to spill out. Sakura was somewhat startled when he suddenly drew away from her, but then watched in understanding as Sasuke pulled off his white haori, revealing tight muscles and smooth skin.
Longing for skin-to-skin contact, Sakura hastily threw her bra to the side. As she fell back onto the pillows she pulled Sasuke down with her. The moment their chests rubbed together she gasped, instantly pushing her breasts into his firm pectoral muscles and rubbing her nipples against him.
That did little to soothe the ache; however, she found respite in his calloused hands as they came up to cup them. He pulled at her nipples, kissing his way down her collar bone until his mouth descended onto one soft mound. Sasuke attached his lips to her rosy colored peak, nipping occasionally and then soothing it with his hot tongue.
Sasuke shifted a knee in between her legs, drawing it up to her heat and pressing there just so. Smirking at her enthusiastic reaction, he trailed a hand down her waist, sliding it beneath those damn fuchsia lace panties of hers. He cupped her heat, his ears reveling in the breathless pants and high pitched whimpers she was making. As he slid a finger between her hot folds, he was shocked by how wet she'd gotten for him—all from just a little touching!
Feeling his male pride kick in, he pressed his hand further, sliding two fingers inside her. She was so hot, so tight, he broke from their kiss and pressed his forehead against her shoulder as he imagined how good that wet tightness would feel on another part of his anatomy that was aching for her attentions.
Sakura choked out a gasp as his fingers hit a certain spot inside of her. How could anyone make someone feel this good? As she bit her lip, trying in vain to quiet her breathy moans, she was sure that no human man could ever have made her feel this way. She was so close, the strokes of his fingers giving her a natural high.
The next thing she knew, Sasuke was pulling his hand away from her. She lifted her head from the pillows, making a questioning sound as he sat up. He just gave her that devilish smirk of his before tugging her panties down, tossing them over the side of the bed.
Her heart pounded in her chest as he parted her legs, sliding in between them. He slipped one of her legs over his shoulder and Sakura gasped at the feel of his lips moving up her thigh. Time was moving impossibly slow as Sasuke took his time getting to the place where she wanted him most. She was practically throbbing with need and when he tenderly pressed his lips to her.
"Ah! Sasuke!" she cried out, throwing her hands up above her to grip at the headboard of his bed. He peered up at her with a playful look in his eyes before lowering his head to her center once again, parting her lips and giving her a long, thorough lick. Sakura's cries grew even louder as he moved his lips up to suckle that small bundle of nerves, his fingers stroking everywhere his mouth couldn't reach.
When he thrust his tongue inside her, Sakura thought she was going to explode. Her heart was pounding in her breast, her face flushed, and her mouth hanging open. She was so close to completion, just a little more and she'd be flying off the edge.
Much to her surprise, Sasuke pulled his mouth away from her. Chuckling at her outraged huff, he licked his lips and kissed his way back up her body. Sakura flushed when she tasted herself on his tongue and lips and decided that she couldn't wait any longer. Her hands slid from his shoulder blades down to his black pants, pushing them off his hips.
Sasuke kicked his pants away once they got to his knees. He took a moment to stare at Sakura's bare body glowing in the moonlight and glistening with sweat. Her chest heaved with every breath, pushing her breasts out every time she inhaled.
Taking a moment to catch her breath, Sakura pushed her damp hair away from her forehead before smiling softly at him. He moved on top of her and when their lips met this time, the urgency was gone; the passion was still there but this was about their love for one another, not finding completion.
As their tongues danced in her mouth, Sakura slipped a hand down from Sasuke's shoulder to his thick length that pressed at her thigh. He grunted at her touch, breaking their kiss and gently rocking into her hand. Slowly, she guided his tip to her weeping center, aching for him to become one with her.
Sasuke his tip forward in between her moist lips and already the heat of her overcame him. He pressed his mouth to hers, hoping to soothe her from the pain they both knew was coming.
He snapped his hips forward, breaking past her barrier and swallowing her cry. They lay like that for a quiet moment; Sasuke trying to control himself at the feel of her heat gripping him like this, Sakura anxiously praying for the sharp pain inside her to subside.
She stared up at the ceiling, blinking quickly and trying to steady her breathing. The medic in her told her that this was a common reaction—it was her first time having a man inside her so of course it would take her body a moment to get used to the intrusion. However, the girl in her was screaming that this fucking hurt and if things didn't start to get better—
Sasuke shifted, trying to adjust his weight so he wasn't crushing her, but the movement caused him to stir inside her. And oh Kami the feelings he created by that little movement.
"Oh," she breathed, feeling pleasure crash over her like a tsunami. "Oh."
Sasuke looked up to see the woman below him writhing in pleasure, biting her lip to try to control the sounds she made. Their eyes met—alluring jade and intense onyx—and wordlessly, Sasuke rose up onto his elbows. Ever so slowly, he began to move.
Sakura lay there for a moment, not exactly sure of what to do with herself, so she just let him continue to move in her. She began to pick up on his rhythm, matching his hip thrusts with her own. She wrapped her legs around his waist and pulled him even deeper within her.
"Sasuke," she moaned into his ear, lightly biting on the appendage. "Harder."
Good Kami the things her words alone did to her. At her command, Sasuke began to plow into the woman blow him, pulling back slightly to watch her toss her head back and forth against his dark pillows. He bent his head down to her chest, sucking on each peak for a few moments before moving back up to capture his lips with his.
Sakura bit down on his lip at a particular thrust that had her seeing stars. At his pleased smirk, she arched a thin eyebrow and clenched her inner muscles on him, making her so tight he could barely move inside her.
"S-Sakura," he hissed. She chuckled breathlessly and cupped his cheeks, bringing their mouths together in a mind numbing kiss.
He was almost there, just a few more thrusts and he was sure he'd reach completion. Suddenly he remembered that there was a slight reason they were actually doing this behind just the pleasure of it all.
"Sakura," he breathed into her ear, one hand gripping her hip and the other sliding up to her shoulder. "You're absolutely sure."
It took her a moment to really process what he'd said, and then a few more moments to understand what he was asking. "Yes," she whispered back, nodding against him. "Forever and ever."
At her words, Sasuke tugged her shoulder down and bit down hard where it met her neck. The pain sent a delicious tingle down to her core and she swore she felt something change in her entire being. Sasuke sucked at his bite mark at the same time as he thrust powerfully into her. Sakura cried out, throwing her head back as her vision turned white and the coil inside her snapped.
A few more quick thrusts and Sasuke followed his new mate in climax, grunting as he pushed his hips to meet hers and allowed his release to flow into her.
They lay there for a while; the only sounds in the room were their panting breaths as they tried to catch their breath. Eventually Sasuke rolled away from Sakura and pulled her to rest her head against his chest, mindful of her tender shoulder.
"Sasuke-kun…what did you do to my shoulder? I swear I felt something happen when you bit me," Sakura asked once she could finally speak again.
"I completed the ritual," he explained, tracing his fingertips along her spine. "You bear my mark now, meaning you are my mate. We are also bound to each other now."
Sakura smiled, pressing a kiss to his jaw. "I love you, Sasuke-kun."
His dark eyes softened at her, tracing over her features reverently. "You are everything to me," he responded.
It wasn't exactly what most women would have expected to hear, but Sakura knew Sasuke more than anyone did. His answer was everything she wanted to hear and more.
Feeling a wave of exhaustion take over her, Sakura yawned widely and snuggled in closer to her mate. He breathed out a noise that could almost be considered a laugh, though she was sure he would deny it, and pulled his silk blankets over them.
She leaned up, pressing one last kiss to his lips and was about to rest her head against him once more but a certain new mark on his body caught her eyes.
"Sasuke-kun, there's something on your curse mark…"
Instantly Sasuke's hand came up to clutch at the mark, feeling a small encircling around it now. His eyes widened and he turned to her, "It's a seal. It must have gotten there when I bit you."
"So…you marked me, and now I've marked you," Sakura said with a pleased grin. "That's good, because I'll need to send a message to all those lonely, single Goddess skanks out there."
Sasuke wrapped his arms around her in a bear hug, quieting her as he pressed his lips to her temple. Sakura reached a hand up to grasp his and they rested against his heart as she dozed off.
"Sakura," he whispered to her sleeping form. "Thank you."
The next morning Sakura discovered the downside to her and Sasuke's markings. The supernatural equivalent to a hickey, Naruto, Hinata and Kakashi all knew instantly what had transpired between the couple last night.
While Hinata blushed slightly and hugged Sakura in congratulation, Naruto couldn't stop jumping around Sasuke and teasing him. Apparently the half-breed took it as his sworn duty to alert every living being of the fact that Sasuke had finally taken a mate.
"So what happens now?" Kakashi asked the four over breakfast.
Sakura looked over to her mate, grabbing his hand, "We should go somewhere. You haven't left this castle in centuries; it's time for a little vacation."
"My clan has an island home that we use for summer trips," Hinata suggested. "Perhaps we could stay there for a while."
"Yeah that'll be perfect!" Naruto agreed, holding his glass of juice up and sloshing it all over the table. "Sasuke-bastard and Sakura-chan can stay in one room and Hinata-chan and I will take the other!"
Flushing a deep crimson, he turned to the Hyuuga Goddess and shyly added, "If you want to, that is."
"Naruto, are you proposing to Hinata-chan?" Sakura said with a teasing smile, glancing knowingly at Sasuke.
"Well, I just…I mean I—" Everyone laughed as his eyes turned to the size of saucers, but Hinata leaned over and grabbed his hand.
"I would love to, Naruto-kun."
Sasuke tugged on Sakura's hand, leading her into the gardens to give the other two some privacy. He wrapped an arm around his mate's waist, smirking down at her when she leaned into his chest.
"You're happy then?"
"Oh, extremely," Sakura assured with a grin. "And I think it'll be really great for us to get away for a while, just take some time to relax and have fun and hang out."
Sasuke scoffed, "I don't think I've ever just 'had fun and hung out'."
"Well you'd better start getting used to it, mister!" she teased, pinching his pectoral muscle before sprinting away from him.
Sasuke took chase, smirking as he closed in on his beautiful mate and wrapped his arms around her before they could tumble into the grass. His arms came to rest at her waist and she drew hers around his neck, her fingers playing with the hair at the nape of his neck.
"So I was thinking, and how does happily ever after sound to you?" Sakura said in a joking voice, but her eyes were serious.
He tightened his grip on her, knowing he held his entire world in his arms. "Hn. Happily ever after sounds…perfect." At her grin, he lowered his head to hers. Their mouths met only briefly before they were interrupted once again.
"Oi! Teme, Sakura-chan! Let's get going!"
Sakura giggled, tugging Sasuke behind her as they made their way back to their friends.
And, in case you were wondering, they did live happily ever after.
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast
A/N: Oh my god I can't believe I finally finished! Thank you so much to everyone who stuck with me during my long, ridiculous hiatus and thank you also to all my reviewers. You've made writing this story so much more enjoyable.
I hope you've enjoyed reading my story as much as I've enjoyed writing it. Until next time!