Disclaimer: Sasuke owns Naruto.
Warnings: AU, OOC, mentions of Mpreg, Shounen-ai, Yaoi, unbetaed -please forgive the mistakes.
A/N: Welcome to my new story! Yay! Cattynoir sent me a pm, and asked me if I could write SasuNaru as animals. I already had an idea for this fic, and I said why not? So here it is! This will have only three chapters, hope you enjoy!
"I don't want to go," Sasuke said stubbornly, as he folded his arms over his chest.
Itachi sighed for the millionth time at that day.
"Sasuke, please stop giving Itachi-sama a hard time," Deidera said, as he helped Itachi wear his haori. "He's doing this for you."
"Hn," Sasuke lifted his face arrogantly and then left the heavy furnitured room.
Itachi sighed once again.
"Don't worry," Deidera said softly. "I'm sure he'll come around."
Itachi nodded as he turned around and faced his life mate. He first touched his long blonde hair, and then he put his hands over his big stomach, where his unborn child rested.
"Take care of yourself, okay?" Itachi asked.
Deidera nodded quickly. "Don't worry, Itachi-sama. I'll be fine."
Itachi nodded wordlessly, and kissing Deidera's forehead, he left their bedroom and followed after his brother.
He walked down the halls gracefully, and nodded at his servants they bowed to him. He reached to the front yard and found his brother and son together.
"Eiji, that's your own tail," Sasuke said to his nephew. "Stop trying to bite it."
The child was running after his black tail, trying to catch it. He was an unmistakable Uchiha with his pale skin, black hair and ears and tail and dark eyes.
He stopped as he fell on his butt and his eyes watered immediately. "U-Uncle?"
Sasuke sighed softly. "Come here," Leaning over, he took the six year old child in his arms, and stroked his head.
Eiji purred softly, and his ears dropped as his tail started moving happily. "I'll protect our village when you're away!"
Sasuke smiled softly. "Good."
When Sasuke heard Itachi approaching, he let his nephew down, and the child run to his father.
"Father!" Eiji hugged Itachi's legs, swishing his black tail happily. "When you'll come back?"
"It won't take long hopefully," Itachi said, and stroked the back of the black ears of his son's. "Don't upset your mother, okay?"
"Okay," The child nodded quickly.
"Go to your mother now," Itachi said and Eiji run to Deidera who was standing on the porch.
Itachi nodded at his mate, and Deidera smiled after him as the two brothers left the main house.
They found a big party waiting for them at the doors. Immediately everybody bowed down in respect.
"Rise," Itachi said with his calm voice and everybody obeyed. "Are we ready?"
"Yes, my lord!" The warriors shouted.
"What about the gifts?" Itachi asked.
"Prepared as you wished," A young girl answered.
"Good," Itachi said and mounted his horse. "Let's head out"
Sasuke climbed onto his black horse after his brother, and followed after him. They were slow as they rode inside the village.
Sasuke looked around, and smiled softly as he saw wolf pups running around.
There were lots of wolves around, and Sasuke himself was a wolf demon, so were the Uchihas. In the world they lived, there were different kind of demons, and they all lived in their own hidden villages.
Normally, one couldn't tell the difference between an adult demon and human. But actually, all the demons were born in their animal form, because they didn't have the ability to change their shape yet. And as they grew up, they would shed their fur, and gain their human shape. But the ears, and tail would stay with them till the age of twelve. Only then they would fully control their abilities as demons.
"Sasuke," Itachi called out to his brother after they left the village.
"What?" Sasuke responded with a frown.
"Why you're like this?" Itachi asked quickly.
"I don't want to make peace with the murderers our parents," Sasuke said strictly.
As long as the demons existed, the fox demons and the wolf demons were enemies. And it wasn't a usual way of hatred between them, they had a vendetta. Sasuke wasn't sure who killed who first, but it was like repaying a debt. Foxes would kill wolves, and wolves would kill foxes in return.
The last, they had lost the lord and the lady of the wolves –Mikoto and Fugaku, and Itachi had to take the position of the lord of their village. Uchiha clan was royalty among wolves, for they were pureblood, they had special abilities that only those who had Uchiha blood possessed, and they were natural born excellent fighters.
"And, we killed their lady," Itachi said. "It's now their turn to make a move… Can't you see that I'm trying to protect you and my son here?"
Sasuke fell silent after that. Killing children was uncommon, and Itachi was protected perfectly, so it was Sasuke's turn to die. Was he really ready for it?
"Nobody knows how this stupid feud started," Itachi said calmly, wanting to convince his brother. "But we blindly follow it and shed blood. What we gain? Nothing but hatred… Soon you'll find your own mate, would you like your children get killed because of this?"
Sasuke took a deep breath, his heart throbbing painfully with the mention of his unknown beloved, and then shook his head slowly.
Itachi smiled softly, happy that his brother was seeing the things in his way.
"I don't forgive them," Sasuke muttered. "But I'll support you, and try to leave unpleasant memories behind."
"That's all I ask," Itachi smiled, and squeezed Sasuke's shoulder. "I'm lucky that the lord of the foxes wants to make peace as well. He's a fair and kind man."
"Yeah, nii-san," Sasuke nodded. "I'll take my part in this as you wish."
"Thank you," Itachi smiled again, and then the two brothers caught up with the rest of their party.
On the fifth day into their journey, Sasuke heard a young wolf complaining,
"When we'll be there?"
Sasuke rolled his eyes, and looked at his brother. They were going through the woods, and if the lord of the fox demons hadn't sent Itachi a map of their village, they would never be able to find the way.
"Almost a day to go," Itachi responded.
The same young demon groaned and was about to ride faster when something rolled into the road. Dust covered the air, and immediately, warriors circled around the small from.
Sasuke frowned as he heard a gentle coughing, and got closer to the center and his heart stopped beating -or maybe, started beating for the first time, as his eyes locked on the deepest blue he had ever seen. He tried to take a breath, and what he tasted shook his every existence. He wasn't sure when he dropped down from his horse, and started walking to the small, golden creature, but he knew what was happening.
He always heard about this from the other demons, and for the years he lived, he had longed for it. His own mate, the sole reason for his meaningless existence, his other half…
They were destined before their birth. A submissive demon and a dominant one for a perfect match, with submissive demons with the ability of bearing children.
All of the demons were born with the love for their mates. Some would spent long years to find their chosen ones, some others would give up in the end, believing that maybe they were born in a wrong time and place, spending the last of their lives in loneness and agony, eventually fading away.
When Sasuke saw a few wolves pointing their swords at his mate, he roared at the top of his lungs,
"Don't you dare hurt him!"
The wolves flinched at the sight of Sasuke. His sharingan was exposed, and the commas were turning without stopping, like the eye of a storm. His fangs had lengthened, making him look like the wolf he actually was.
"Fall back!" Itachi commanded, knowing that his brother needed to be alone with his new mate right now.
Sasuke took a deep breath to compose himself, not wanting to scare his small mate, and walked to the shivering creature. He had golden hair, shining with the rays of the sun, his eyes a deep blue that left Sasuke breathless. He had whisker like marks on each cheek and had a small, lithe frame. Obviously a fox. From the way his wide eyes that never left Sasuke's from, and the small hand that was clutching his heart, Sasuke knew that he was aware that he had found his mate.
Then, unexpectedly, he gave Sasuke a small smile, a smile that blinded Sasuke with its pureness, and made him fall onto his knees.
Breathing frantically, Sasuke reached to his mate, and touched his soft cheeks, and groaned as his mate purred happily. And in an instant, the small fox was lost in Sasuke's arms. Sasuke realized that he was moaning with relief, but he didn't care. He was even happier as the small hands held onto his shoulders and blue eyes peeked at him through golden bangs.
Sasuke looked up suddenly, and saw the wolves watching them with different kind of expressions.
"Don't look at him," Sasuke hissed. The instincts were about to drive him crazy. His mate was his to hold, and his to love, and only his to gaze upon.
"Get away, and don't look at this way," Itachi ordered, and his demon warriors nodded, getting away from the newly found mates.
Sasuke breathed slowly, and then turned to his little mate, and started touching his body slowly. Leaning over, he started sniffing his little mate's neck, and hair, and the back of his ears. Sasuke growled in delight as the fox returned the gesture, and soon the two had memorized each other's scent.
Sasuke knew that his submissive was close to his heat, he could smell it, and it was driving him crazy.
"You're fertile, and ripe," Sasuke whispered into his mate's ear, making him shiver. "You'll bear me a beautiful child, won't you?"
The little fox moaned softly, and Sasuke took it as an invitation, and kissed his mate fully on the lips. His lips were full, and soft and tasted like the sweetest honey, making Sasuke sigh, and want more. Before neither of them could realize what was happening, the fox was on his back with the bigger form of Sasuke leaning over him, intending to claim him right then and there.
"Sasuke!" Itachi shouted. He knew that finding one's mate would mess up with their instincts, and drive them to do things they would regret later, so it was his duty as a big brother to stop Sasuke right now. "This is not some street-whore! He's the mother of your children, treat him with the respect he deserves…"
The words that left his brother's mouth made Sasuke stop, and take a close look at his mate. The little fox was panting heavily, and his cheeks had turned into a deep red. He was shivering uncontrollably, and his eyes were wide with tears. Scared. Sasuke's mate was scared, and immediately, his senses got alarmed, trying to find a solution to ease his beloved.
"My baby," Sasuke heard himself saying. "My sweetest love… Don't be afraid, I would never hurt you. You are my everything…"
He helped the fox to sit up, and held him in his arms. "I'll take you to your village, and talk to your father about our mating, and we'll be mated when you go into your heat, okay?"
The fox was hesitant at first, and then nodded quickly, making Sasuke smile at his cuteness.
"Let's go," Sasuke stood up, and with a second thought, he took off his cloak, and wrapped it around his mate, hiding him away with a strange jealousy. He scooped the little fox up and walked to his horse, nodding at Itachi as he passed by.
Sasuke first placed his mate on his horse, and then climbed behind him, and the party of the wolves started moving again.
After a few minutes, Sasuke put his head under the cloak that was covering his mate, and smiled at him. It was dim under the dark covers, but still, Sasuke could see his mate's shy smile and the pinkness of his cheeks.
"You're so beautiful," Sasuke breathed in awe, making the fox blush deeper. "What's your name, baby? I'm Sasuke of the Uchiha wolves."
The fox smiled happily as he heard his mate's name, but then his smile faded quickly.
"What's wrong?" Sasuke asked immediately.
The little fox grabbed his throat and then shook his head, locking his eyes with Sasuke's, desperate for understanding.
"You… can't talk?" Sasuke asked slowly, recalling their meeting from the start and realizing that his fox hadn't spoken even for once.
The fox nodded slowly and looked down, afraid that his wolf wouldn't like him anymore.
"Hey," Grabbing his mate's chin, Sasuke tilted his face up, and smiled at him. "It doesn't matter, even if you couldn't see and couldn't walk, I would still love you… You belong to me, and I'll take care of you, okay? I'll be your voice from now on…"
Blushing deeply, the fox nodded quickly. Then, shyly, he took Sasuke's hand in his small one, and started drawing patterns on Sasuke's palm.
"Wait, wait," Sasuke lowered the cloak, so they were under the sunlight. "Again?"
The fox nodded, and then started drawing imaginary letters on Sasuke's palm with his finger.
"N… Na… r…" Sasuke frowned and then smiled. "Naruto? That's your name, baby?"
Blushing, Naruto nodded wildly.
"Naruto," Sasuke said again, and then repeated, can't getting enough of saying his mate's name. "My sweet Naruto…"
Naruto blushed even deeper, if it was possible, making Sasuke chuckle.
"What happened here?" Sasuke asked, noticing a small cut over Naruto's left cheekbone. He touched the small wound, and the little fox whimpered. Sasuke frowned, not liking the thought of his mate in pain, so he leaned over and licked the cut, as every animal would do.
Naruto closed his left eye, and held onto his mate's shoulders, letting him take care of him.
"Better now?" Sasuke asked as he withdrew, Naruto's addicting taste still on his tongue.
Smiling, Naruto nodded fastly.
They were both silent for a while, only watching each other, and then Naruto reached out and touched Sasuke's face slowly. Sasuke closed his eyes, and let Naruto feel him to his heart's content.
"What were you doing here?" Sasuke asked after a while. He felt so good and calm with his mate beside him. "You're quite away from the village."
Naruto nodded, and then took Sasuke's hand again, drawing what he wanted to say on his palm.
"You were looking for a friend?" Sasuke asked, and Naruto nodded. "Which friend?"
Naruto drew again.
"A fox?" Sasuke questioned and Naruto nodded with a smile, happy that he could interact with his mate. "A demon?"
Naruto shook his head this time, and drew the letters on Sasuke's palm.
"An animal," Sasuke said, and Naruto nodded. "Is it your pet?"
Naruto smiled and nodded.
"We'll look for it together later, okay?" Sasuke asked, and Naruto nodded.
Shyly, Naruto put his ear over Sasuke's heart and started listening to its healthy beating. Sasuke held Naruto against his chest with an arm, and with the other he held the reins of his horse.
For the rest of the journey, they were silent, and content in each other's arms.
"Here," Sasuke helped Naruto to dismount the black horse.
They had stopped for the night, and all the other wolves were running around, setting a camp.
Sasuke wrapped an arm around Naruto's thin waist and held him against his side possessively. He had decided that it was a bad idea to cover up Naruto with a cloak, but his eyes were watching around closely, daring other males to gaze at his mate.
"Sasuke," Itachi walked up to his brother, and smirked as Sasuke held Naruto against his chest, and hid him as much as he could. "It's time for me to meet your mate, right?"
Sasuke took a deep breath and held Naruto tighter. His mind was telling him that this was his brother, and it was okay to let him see his mate, but his wolf was restless, refusing to let anyone see the golden fox directly. Still, Sasuke nodded and parted away from Naruto, only enough to reveal his smiling face.
"Naruto, this is my big brother Itachi. He's our lord," Sasuke said. "Itachi, this is Naruto, my mate."
Itachi smiled at the young fox gently. "It's nice to meet you Naruto-kun. My brother's so lucky to have found you."
Naruto smiled and nodded at Itachi, and then looked up to Sasuke.
"Naruto can't speak, nii-san," Sasuke said, caressing the golden hair.
"Oh," Itachi looked at Naruto with sad eyes. "I'm sorry… But don't worry, after mating, you two will connect on a different mental level. So, you'll be able to speak without words."
Naruto gave a blinding smile to Itachi and Sasuke growled, holding his mate tighter.
"You're not allowed to smile at others like that," Sasuke said harshly. "Only me, okay baby? Only me…"
Naruto blinked, and then nodded hesitantly.
Itachi let out a deep breath. "Sasuke we need to talk."
"Okay," Sasuke nodded.
"Alone," Itachi said in a commanding voice, and then smiled at Naruto. "Naruto-kun why don't you look around the camp? I give you my personal permission."
Naruto smiled happily, and nodded, and then looked up to Sasuke.
Sasuke sighed softly, and then nodded. "But don't get too far, okay?"
Smiling happily, Naruto nodded wildly. He gave a tight hug to Sasuke and then run off.
Sasuke looked after his mate for a while, and then walked after his brother who was sitting against a tree.
The two brothers were silent for a while, and then Sasuke ruined it, "How do you do it?"
"Do what?" Itachi asked with his gentle voice.
"How do you control these instincts?" Sasuke asked, a hand clawing over his heart. "I want to lock him away, so nobody will see him, nobody will touch him, or talk to him… I'm gonna go crazy."
Itachi smiled at his brother. "When I first found Deidera I was just like you. And I did what you said, you know. I forbid him from leaving our home and talking to strangers and everything you're thinking now… But what I realized in the end?" Itachi asked, and kept on without waiting for a response. "I was killing my mate, I was suffocating him with my own hands… I was telling him to stop being himself. How stupid is that? Isn't it the reason why they are our mates? Because they are perfect for us. But, trying to change them would ruin the balance between us, and you would chain your mate to an unhappy life… You wouldn't want that, would you?"
Sasuke shook his head desperately.
"So, yeah," Itachi smiled softly. "For the sake of your mate you'll surpass those instincts. I did, and look how happy I am. Deidera forgave me for my wrongdoings, and he gave me a beautiful son, now he's bearing another child for me… Embrace your mate with everything he is, do not try to ruin his life for your stupid desires."
Sasuke nodded slowly, and then looked up, his eyes finding Naruto beside the horses immediately. He was stroking them, and giving them beautiful smiles. It seemed that because Naruto couldn't speak, his smiles were doing it for him.
"He's a fox," Itachi said with a soft smile. "He's naturally curious about everything."
Sasuke chuckled as a horse scared Naruto away, and Naruto fell on his butt, and changed his shape, turning into a small, golden furred fox. He started running to Sasuke at top speed, and threw himself in his arms.
Sasuke laughed softly, and held the small fox in his arms. "Did it scare you?"
Naruto yipped, and cuddled up to Sasuke's chest, and started purring as Sasuke stroked his golden fur. Sasuke smiled at his mate's adorableness, and stood up with him in his arms.
"We'll retire for the night, nii-san," Sasuke said, and Itachi gave a nod.
Sasuke walked to a side of the camp with his fox in his arms. It was quite big. There was a big fire in middle, and the responsible wolves were cooking around it. The tents were placed around the fire, and horses had been tied to a corner.
"Are you hungry?" Sasuke asked, and Naruto made a disagreeing noise. "But you're so small and thin…"
Naruto whined and buried his head in Sasuke's neck.
Sasuke chuckled softly as Naruto's wet nose tickled his neck. "Okay, we'll have breakfast in the morning… Let's sleep now."
Naruto made a happy nose, and jumped onto the bedroll as they entered Sasuke's tent. He turned around himself for a while, and then settled down, and closed his eyes.
Sasuke smirked at the sight of his mate in his bed, and quickly, he shed his clothing, and lied down beside his fox, and drew him closer to his naked chest. Naruto opened his closed eyes, and then started licking Sasuke's chin. Sasuke laughed softly, and stroked the back of Naruto's ears, making him purr.
"I'm sorry for acting like that earlier," Sasuke whispered, and Naruto pricked up his ears, listening closely. "But, I'll try to be a good mate for you, okay?"
Naruto yipped happily, and then started licking Sasuke's face. Sasuke chuckled softly, and stuck his tongue out, licking Naruto as his mate was doing to him. Sometimes, their tongues would meet, and linger against the other, tasting each other.
Sasuke took a deep breath to calm himself. He didn't want to ruin his relationship with his mate because he couldn't control his urges. So, he held Naruto tighter, and closed his eyes.
They fell into a peaceful sleep.
Sasuke looked around as they rode into the fox village.
He had woken up with a naked Naruto on top of him, and it had been really hard to control himself and wrap his mate with a sheet. Sasuke had left their tent to look for Naruto's clothes, and he had found the materials, chewed by the horses. So, he had dressed Naruto with his spare clothes, he looked like he was drowning in them, but still he had smiled and hugged Sasuke. After having breakfast, they had set out again.
Naruto was sitting in front of Sasuke and was showering anything in his reach with attention. He had demanded to hold the reins of the horse, and Sasuke had let him –he wouldn't be able say no to his mate. He wasn't exactly good at it, so he had gotten bored pretty quick. Then he had turned around, and started studying Sasuke. He had played with his hair for a while, and laughed merrily, liking how it stood up at the back of Sasuke's head. And then he had looked into Sasuke's ears, and Sasuke had wondered what he was seeing in there, thinking that Naruto had spent at least then minutes studying them. And then he had moved onto Sasuke's skin, admiring the smoothness and the paleness of it.
"We're here," Sasuke announced as they entered the hidden village of the foxes.
Naruto looked around, and smiled as he saw his village. They dismounted when they reached the middle of the village. Naruto stood nervously at Sasuke's side, and looked up as Sasuke squeezed his hand.
"Don't worry, I'll talk to your father and get his blessing," Sasuke said, kissing his mate's temple.
Naruto nodded, and tensed as he saw a fox approaching. He had long red hair, pale skin, and ruby eyes. He took a deep breath, and hugged Sasuke tightly for a moment, and then left his mate's side, running at full speed.
"Wait!" Sasuke called out after his mate. He was ready to run after him, but Itachi held his wrist and stopped him.
"We need to talk to the lord now," Itachi said strictly. "You're my brother, I need you by my side. We'll find your mate later. Together."
Sasuke took a deep breath, and then nodded. He stared where his mate disappeared for a while, and then walked by his brother's side to the fox that was waiting for them.
"Welcome," The red fox greeted them with a hard voice. "I'm Kyuubi of the Uzumaki foxes, Lord Minato Namikaze's eldest son."
"Thank you," Itachi nodded at the fox. "I'm Lord Itachi Uchiha of wolves, and this is my little brother, Sasuke Uchiha."
Sasuke bowed his head to the fox, and Kyuubi copied his actions.
"This way," Kyuubi turned around. "My father has been waiting for your arrival. Don't worry about your warriors, they will be looked after."
Itachi nodded, and with Sasuke, they followed after Kyuubi, studying their surroundings as they walked. The fox village was alive, and happy to say the least. Foxes were lively creatures and it was showing itself with everything they did.
They walked to the main house, and immediately, servants greeted them, and led them to the room where the lord was waiting.
"Welcome!" A cheerful voice greeted them, and they found the lord of the fox demons waiting for them with a huge smile.
"Hello, Minato-san," Itachi smiled and then bowed down. "I'm so happy to personally meet you at last."
"Me too," Minato said with a smile. He had a small frame as every fox, and blond hair with sky-blue eyes. "Who is this handsome young man?" Minato asked as he gazed at Sasuke.
"My younger brother, Sasuke Uchiha," Itachi said, patting his brother's back.
Sasuke bowed down immediately. "It's a pleasure to meet with you, Lord Namikaze."
"Such a nice young wolf," Minato smiled. "Please sit down," He pointed a corner of the room and Sasuke and Itachi complied.
"I believe you met with Kyuubi," Minato asked as he pointed his son who was sitting by his side on the floor.
Itachi nodded with a smile.
"I have another son, he's a submissive," Minato said with a smile. "But he's really young, and it's really hard to handle him. Thank goodness, we promised him to the Hyuugas before he goes into his heat, otherwise, even being lord or not, I wouldn't be able to protect him."
When submissives went into their first heat, they would affect every male in their reach. They would give off a special smell that that aroused other males, and made them go after the submissive. So, it was their mates' duty to protect them, even at the cost of their own lives.
Itachi nodded. "I understand. I know how hard is to protect the submissives when they experience their first heat. My son is, also, a submissive. So, I'll be on defense when he grows up enough to be mated," Itachi ended his words with a smile.
"You have a child?" Minato asked with a smile.
"Yes," Itachi smiled back. "And my mate's pregnant with the second one."
"Such good news!" Minato smiled happily, making Sasuke wonder if he really was the lord or not. Before Minato could say another thing, another person walked into the room.
Sasuke looked up and his eyes widened.
Naruto was smiling as he stepped into the room, but he stopped where he was as he saw their guests. It was his mate and his brother.
"Ah, Naruto, you're here," Minato smiled as he saw his son. "Come greet our guests."
Sasuke frowned dangerously. His mate was the lord's son? And more importantly, he was promised to another demon?
What the fuck was happening here?
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