I have died and awoken anew. The last time I updated this was September of last year? Gosh, it's been almost a half-year since then.

Well, there's nothing special I can give you guys, since I've been under a huge writer's block this whole Christmas.

:D You guys vote for your favorite couples (besides ones with Naruto and Sasuke!) and I'll try and incorporate those harmoniously into my next few chapters, okay?

//////////////CHAPTER 4 - LET THE GAMES BEGIN!///////////////// Sasuke no POV

Hinata was right, everyone was already in a circle, ready to play Spin the Bottle. As we approached the group, Shino and Gaara made room for us to sit.

"Alright then, let's start!" Sakura said enthusiastically. She brought a full bottle of beer in front of her, and began explaining the rules. "Whoever it lands on when you spin it has to drink the whole bottle with you, and after you're done you have to kiss them for AT LEAST ten seconds. Got it?"

Neji spoke up. "But aren't we underage?"

Sakura glared at the white-eyed boy. "If you want to leave, you can." She then addressed the whole group. "Anyone who's 'underage' tonight can leave." No one moved a muscle.

A minute later, "Good. Let's start then. The first one to spin will be...." Sakura looked around the circle. Her eyes stopped at Neji. "Neji-senpai." Sakura gave him the bottle.

"Why me?" Neji wondered aloud, so softly that I almost missed his remark. He put the bottle on the floor and gave it a good spin. The bottle began slowing, and it appeared as if it would stop on Hinata.

"Sasuke-kun." Sakura said, after the bottle had stopped. I felt a cold, prickly thing on my back. I had to share a beer with Neji, AND kiss him?

But then another thought struck me. If I didn't like girls, this was my chance to see what kissing a guy was like. Suddenly I was glad that the bottle had landed at me.

Neji opened the bottle and took the first swig. He appeared to act bored, and after a few moments handed me the beer. I tried to do the same as him, but I found that the liquid hurt my throat. I took tiny gulps until Neji took it away from me again.

After we had finished the beer, Sakura spoke up. "Now you have to kiss, otherwise we all get to do something bad to both of you." I was idly wondering what sort of 'bad' things Sakura would do when Neji pressed his lips against mine.

"Mmph.." A spark shot through my stomach at the first contact.

"Time's up." He said simply, and went back to his place on the circle. A light red was covering my cheeks, and I nodded dumbly. Man, kissing a guy was a whole lot more enjoyable then having Ino smother you with her lips.

Sakura handed me another full bottle of alchohol, and an idea came to me. 'I can use my chakra to make it land on a certain person..' A smile spread across my lips.

'A certain blonde dobe.'

I tried to hide my excitement and set the bottle on the ground, thinking quickly, and attaching a loose string from my pocket to the bottle. Casually, I looked around to see if anyone had caught my action. Mostly everyone was talking to Neji.

I gripped the string tightly in my hand and leaned forward to give the bottle a spin. Right when it started spinning I emitted a small ammount of chakra into the string. The bottle's rotation was bending to my will. On the inside an insane laugh began to boil up inside of me. I grew spiky teeth and began to laugh like a crazed person for ten minutes until my throat died, and the bottle stopped.

...Just kidding.

But I was thinking along those lines and I slowly made the bottle come to a stop. Right on Naruto..

The blonde looked mad. "Damnit, why do I have to kiss Sasuke!?" He murmered before standing up. Okay, THAT one hurt my feel-goods. But nonetheless, Naruto stood up and drank with me the beer.

The best damn beer of my life.

I decided that this time I'd be the one to begin the kiss. A small smile grazed my lips- until I saw the pissed-off look Naruto was giving me.

"Deme!! You drank the last swig of the bottle!! I was actually enjoying that alchohol until you had to go and-" I grabbed Naruto's shoulders and glared into the bright blue orbs that were his eyes to stop his complaining.

"Shut up and kiss me, dobe." I clumsily pressed my lips against Naruto's, and a small squeak emitted from his throat while the two of us tried to adjust to the feeling of another guy's lips against our own.

Naruto squirmed.

I wonder what he would do if I tried to ever-so-slightly add some tongue? Slowly, ever-so-slowly, I began to suckle on Naruto's lower lip, just begging for something more.

Then, something hard hit me on the cheek.

"Bastard!! You pervert!! That was over ten seconds!" Naruto shook his hand which had recently been used as a weapon. My face stung. Sakura handed Naruto a beer bottle. I was ready to cry.

----- Naruto no POV

The cold bottle shook in my heated hand. I was mad at myself. Not only had I just been kissed by my number-one rival, I hadn't felt anything bad about it! Of course I squirmed, but one should know NOT to suprise Uzumaki Naruto like that!

I was pissed. I needed more alchohol.

I dropped the bottle on the ground, happy that it didn't break. Giving it a small kick to spin it, I stepped away from the swirling bringer of doom and drunkenness. It slowed down... Slower..

"Naaa~nii?!" A large er...yell erupted from a very bored-looking boy. A very scared, yet bored-looking Shikamaru.

Slowly, ever so slowly, he lifted himself up and walked towards me. I peered suspiciously at him, and didn't stop staring until he had downed the whole beer bottle.

"Kuso!" I had just missed out on my chance to drink more of that wonderful liquid that made me feel giddy and dopey. "That's it! After this, I AM DONE! No more getting the short stick with the alchohol!" Shikamaru looked at me curiously.

'I know what comes next. "Shut up and kiss me." Is that it? Am I doomed to a life of being a kissing toy to fellow male Genin?'

"Naruto, you're such a bother." I was ready to protest when Shikamaru grabbed my chin and forcefully kissed me. Something in my stomach said something bad, and I tried to fall back from the bad nausea.

Shikamaru's kiss wasn't soft like Sasuke's, and something was missing. Wait, what the hell? When did I think about kissing Sasuke so much that I knew something was not there when he kissed me?

Feeling an overwhelming wave of nausea fill my stomach, I grabbed Shika's wrists and forced him back, sharply inhaling a gulp of fresh air. Unintentionally, small tears welled up at the corners of my eyes.

Without waiting to see anyone's reactions, I tore out of the hot room as fast as I could, running up a staircase and searching for a bathroom, or at least an empty game room or something. Anything!

By the time I had reached an empty refuge, I sunk to the floor and curled myself up in a ball as I would have when I was a small child. I didn't even bother to turn on the light.

A thought that I didn't want to think, but thought anyway peeped into my thoughts that I was thinking that I didn't mind thinking at the time.


Damn. I must've hated that guy so much that I thought about him when I was miserable.

But my heart didn't quite understand what my mind was trying to tell it. Sure I hated Sasuke, but that was just a given. I remember all the times we jousted, testing each-other's skills in a comfortable fighting environment. Why did I never feel uncomfortable with him there?

Then another unwanted thought seeped into the stream of my mind-talk.

I wanted Sasuke.

Yes, I wanted Sasuke to come into this room and talk to me. Just talk. A small tear fell from my eye as I blinked and slowly rolled of the ridge of my nose. Stupid me and my wishful thinking.

I wrinkled my forehead as the overwhelming urge to burst into tears passed through my throat. 'Calm it, Uzumaki! What if your wishful thinking comes true and Sasuke comes through this door right now?'

What if...?

Well, then I'm just going to have to let him see me cry then, won't I?

//////////////NYRO'S EXCUSES FOR NOT UPDATING/////////////////

1. Writer's Block 2. Video Games 3. Website Designing 4. Lack of Inspiration 5. Sickness 6. Anime Music collection (over 5 gigs too!) 7. Hiding her fangirl self from her family 8. Violin practicing 9. Trying to get a life 10. Wanting to revise the story 11. Forgetting about it 12. Anime watching 13. Grounded from the computer 14. Vow to write better stories 15. Writing better stories 16. Trying to revise those better stories 17. Failing 18. Learning songs on the piano 19. Sudden hate for the SasuNaru couple 20. Realizing the hate was a lack of good fan-made products 21. Striving to create a place where they could be collected 22. Failing 23. Starting on a Fullmetal Alchemist website 24. Trying to figure out her domain 25. Totally forgetting about FF.Net due to DeviantArt 26. Purposely avoiding the rabid reviewers who would surely tear her to shreds for the ammount of time she didn't update 27. PURE LAZYNESS

(number 27 has got to be the ultimate cause)

///////////////CHEESY PREVIEW THING///////////////

Naruto: I am SO depressed!

Ino: Hell YEAH~! Experimenting is the way to go!

Tenten: Why does life suck?

Shino: My bugs are getting antsy.. You know what this means!

Lee and Gaara: SOMEONE'S HORNY!?

Nyro: Next time on the insane fanfic Nyro dares to call her own: The TRUE intention of Ino! Why does life suck? Party poopers! And more! *cackles to self* Oh yes, much, much more.

Sasuke: I'm doomed to a life of molestation!

Nyro: Wait! That wasn't in the script!

//////////////REPLY TO REVIEWS/////////////////

I'm totally going to ignore the reviews for chapter four due to personal reasons. (That and this is going to be the new chapter four. SO THERE.)

evafreak: (Chico) To-ta-ly! I love my reasons for why Suske is gay too! ^o^

Ayako: (Nyro) To me, I'd rather have the youngon's perverted rather than the married ones. And Sakura only looks like a guy sometimes due to the fact that the manga is Shounen. ^_~

BlackFire4: (Chico) Well, as you can see, Nyro couldn't get off her fat-ass to update more soon. Pathetic, ne?

lily day: (Nyro) Auggie, eh? Who the crap is Auggie? xD Aww, you make me feel bad since I don't update regularly anymore. ;o; Have a cookie for believing in me!

Faith: (Chico) Neji and Sasuke? I don't think Nyro likes them together that much... =/ But then again, she's a lot more open with couples than me, heh!

WuffieLuver: (Nyro) IT'S TRUE! WHY are Sakura and Sasuke being such big asses? Can't they see our little Naruto needs just a bit of lovin'? Gorilla- girl? XD

BishieHuggler: (Chico) I think Hinata was OOC too! Let's petition against Nyro and her pathetic altering of character's personalities!! (Nyro) Hey!! What did I ever do to you? ;_;

Nina: (Nyro) *cackles as well* *her throat dies* o-o~~~~ Ooh, that hurts.. I'm gonna hear about this in choir forever!

Muchacha: (Chico) You're creeped out about the trio of girls? Probably not as much as I'M creeped out about Nyro's fanfic!

:D: (Nyro) Lol, konban wa, :D! (O_o Do you have a different name besides :D? I want to call you by something so I don't look foolish when I say 'You suck :D!' XDXD I wouldn't say that, but it would look foolish if I ever wanted to insult you.)

Love from Vikky: (Chico) of COURSE little Gaara-kun was serious! =D Nyro's changed him somehow... *whisper* It's the drugs... Beware...

Jada Flame: (Nyro) You've been suffering from 'the real life'? =o Why didn't you say so sooner!? This chapter would've been out months ago!! But really, if you ever need a chapter, just mail me! *feels real bad now*

new dragon18: (Chico) BLUSH! ..... ..... YOU BLUSHED!

Ladyschumon: (Nyro) Heh.. Arr!!! You like my fic, eh? I hope you can stand yuri, since I'm going to offer buttloads of yaoi and yuri in future chapters, whee!

Morien Alexander: (Chico) You like the idea of Ainoki? I think that the whole purpose was getting defeated with the way the chapters were turning, but now I think Nyro's harnessed the power of her fanfic. =3 (Nyro) So you're saying I'm good at writing?

TheTrueSilver: (Nyro) XXXXDDDD Totally!! I love Hinata and SasuNaru!! And Shikamaru too.... ;_; Did you know that Shika's seiyuu is really hot? (Chico) Cut the fangirl crap, Nyro.

Kami Beverly: (Chico) If girls trying to rape an innocent boy isn't het, I don't know what IS.

Zaeria: (Nyro) O_O *didn't throw that Shuriken* xD Heh, I used your idea in this chapter, see? I actually hadn't really thought of that before, since this ficceh isn't really ninja-like. Go KakaIru~!!

Iceheart19: (Chico) SasuGaara? NejiGaara? If that's your vote, I'll add it then.