Disclaimer. I just write fanfics
So I don't own Naruto
So please do not sue.

This is my first Naruto fanfic, and it's a Narusaku. If you are adverse to this pairing, don't read it.

To Hell With the Consequences
Written by PHreek-Boi

I don't love him. I don't love him. I. Do. Not. Love. Him.

Then why am I making my way across town in the dead of night? I'm just going to go check on him. Yeah, that's it. Check on him.

Okay, the voice in my head chided me. Then what's with the cocktail dress?

I'm wearing a tight-fitting, pink chiffon cocktail dress that I bought for the party my friends threw for me. He said it looked good on me. But I'm not wearing it because he said he liked it.

Admit it, Sakura, the voice I've come to recognise as my dark side urged me. You know that's not true. You're in love with him. What's so bad about Naruto anyway?

There's nothing bad about him, per se. Sure, he's a loud-mouthed braggart who always gets himself in trouble. But he's also a sweet, caring guy and a loyal friend. He's probably the best friend I've ever had, and to top it all off, he's got a great ass.

Whoa, I did not just think that about Naruto.

I love Saskuke. Sasuke, Sasuke, Sasuke. Not Naruto.

I have to admit, when I was younger I did have a crush on him. It was back when the two of us first entered the ninja academy, well before we passed the graduation exam and became members of team seven.

I was about nine at the time, I think. I was still at the stage where I thought boys had cooties, anyway. I was sitting at my desk, talking with Ino-pig and Hinata, when he came in. Just about everybody looked down their noses at him, but I couldn't help but stare. And the first time he looked at me with his cerulean eyes....

Wow...

Anyway, I smiled at him, and he smiled back. It was a shy smile, the kind that you give to somebody you don't know. But it made my heart melt. I think I stared at him the whole day. I remember after school that day. My mom and dad had just come to pick me up, and Naruto was sitting on the swings, watching forlornly as the other students left with their families.

I asked mom why I'd never seen him around the village, and she told me to stay away from him, because he was bad news. So, of course, it made me want to spend more time with him. I brought him a special lunch from home the next day, and waited until lunchtime to give it to him. I was so happy at the look on his face when he took the package and unwrapped it, then ate every bite. He told me it was delicious, and thanked me. I tried some myself, and it was awful. But I was even more enamoured with this mysterious blond boy.

Each day, I brought an extra lunch for Naruto. And he would always eat evey bite, no matter how awful it tasted. We went on like that for six months or so, before Sasuke showed up, and everything changed. Some days I wish I'd never met the dark-haired boy. He makes things so complicated.

Me and Naruto drifted apart, and to impress Sasuke, I started pretending I hated the blond boy who had once intrigued me so. I always felt bad for doing it, but I wanted Sasuke's approval so badly. I never got it, of course. After nearly eight years of friendship, if you could even call it that, he still barely gives me the time of day.

Maybe that's why you love Naruto.

I don't love Naruto! I love Sasuke.

Are you trying to convince me or you?

Dammit, why won't you listen? Me and Naruto are just friends. I mean, yeah, he's cute, and he treats me like a princess. And as long as I've known him he's always been there for me. Not to mention the fact that he's saved my life more times than I can count, and it was his tutoring that got me through the chunin exam. And whenever I see him smile, when his cerulean eyes sparkle with warmth...

Not even Sasuke could live up to that.

Come on, Sakura. You know I'm right. You're in love with him. Why not just admit it?

Because Naruto's my best friend, and he's really important to me. I won't risk that friendship with him.

Even if I have fallen in love with him.

I knew it!

Yeah, yeah. Gloat all you want. I can't believe I never realized it before. He's always the one that's been there when I needed him. I feel like such an idiot. All the time I spent convincing myself I hated him... I'm surprised he even wants to be my friend. I knew he had a crush on me, and I stomped on his heart more times than I care to remember. And that's why I can't tell him how I feel.

It's not going to go away, you know. You should just tell him.

I know, but I just... can't. What if he doesn't feel the same way anymore? I can't tell him now. Maybe someday, but not today. I'm just going to make sure he's alright. He was pretty upset when he left this afternoon.

Whatever.

His door didn't look so threatening the last time I was here. I can't do it. I should just go back home. He'll still be here in the morning. He probably doesn't want to see me. And he'd be sleeping by now.

Oh, to hell with it.

Come on, Naruto. Answer the door. Let me know you're alright. Don't tell me I came all this way for absolutely nothing. I need to see you!

Oh my god, it's opening. I should just take off. But that'd be rude. No, I have to talk to him. Damn, what do I do?

"Sakura?"

Oh... My... God....

Naruto opened the door, and he's only in his boxers! He just looks too good for words. His well defined musculature would drive any girl wild. And if I just shift my position ever so slightly...

No, Sakura! Bad Sakura!

His golden blond hair is slightly ruffled and his eyes are slightly bloodshot, which means I did wake him up. I feel so bad. I know he never sleeps well, and I've just woken him. I'm such a bitch,

"Sakura?" Naruto's voice rings in my ears, startling me from my silent reviree. "Are you alright? You looked kind of dumbfounded."

"It's nothing, Naruto." My voice waivered slightly, but besides that everything is going according to plan. "How are you doing?"

"As well as can be expected." The pain is still obvious in his voice. It makes me want to hold him, to kiss him, to tell him it'll all be alright. "I mean, how do you think I feel? Iruka-sensei was like a father to me. I still can't believe he's gone." I think I'm going to go against my better judgement and give him a hug.

"I'm so sorry, Naruto." He relaxed into my arms, hugging me himself. I can't believe how natural it feels to be in his arms. I want to tell him that I love him so much, but I can't...

Oh my god! Naruto's kissing me! No, don't stop! Dammit!

"I'm sorry, Sakura. I just..."

Oh, to hell with the consequences. I can feel his body tense as I capture his lips with my own, savoring the taste of toothpaste and ramen on his lips.

"Sakura, I-"

"Naruto, I know I've always been kind of a bitch towards you. It took me a while to figure it out, but it's always been you that made my world go around. I am so completely in love with you that it hurts."

His eyes are wide with shock. He's still holding me in his arms, and I love the feeling. Suddenly, his lips touch my own, just for a second, although it's somehow more satisfying and passionate than the one I gave him. "I love you too, Sakura."

He loves me. I'm so happy, I feel like I might burst. This is probably the greatest day of my life.

"That's a nice dress, by the way. It looks great on you." He kisses me again.

"It'll look even better on your bedroom floor." His eyes widen, and I'm grinning. I can't help myself.

With a grin of his own, he picks me up bridal style, closing the door with his foot as we retire to his bedroom. We'll worry what everyone else thinks in the morning.

A/N: SO, what do you think? I had to write it... Read and review, and maybe I'll write more.