Sorry peoples, I think I put One-shot in the last chapter. Should NOT be there!

Here's another chapter! I think I will make it Reg. POV for this chapter, don't know yet.

R&R peoples!

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Finding Your Sanctuary

Ch2: Pasts Kept Hidden

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Slowly, Naruto started to come out of unconsciousness.

Moaning and consciously opening his eyes, then having to quickly shut them from the sun shinning thought the window.

"Window?" Naruto whispered as he opened his eyes again for the second time.

"The old man never had any windows in our cell." Then suddenly everything came back.

The two customers at the slave trade, him being sold to them, the boy named Sasuke, everything.

Looking around the room, he saw that he was lying on a futon, with navy blue covers on it.

Actually almost everything in the room was that color. The window that he had first saw was located right above him.

A dresser was right along the futon, a small lamp sitting on top. A closet was facing him from the opposite side of the room.

The door that probably leads to the rest of the house lay east of him.

Naruto tried to sit up and lean on the wall behind him, but stopped when a searing pain shot though his side.

"Stupid old man, wish…I could do the same to him!" Naruto whispered out, waiting for the pain to subside.

"I wouldn't do that if I were you, well, at least not until you are fully healed." said a voice from the doorway.

Trying again, Naruto finally got into a sitting position. Looking over, he saw the other man that looked to be Sasuke's brother.

Itachi calmly walked into the room and stood beside the futon.

"I'm Itachi, Sasuke's older brother. My little brother said your name was Naruto, am I right?"

All Naruto could do was nod. Around Sasuke, Naruto felt like he could say anything, but around this man, Itachi, he just felt like staying silent.

But he knew that would only take some time, he thought.

Just then, Sasuke walked into the room carrying a tray with a fresh set of clothes, bandages and a bowl of water.

Walking in and placing the tray on the dresser, he looked towards Naruto.

"So, you're finally awake dobe." he said, smirking.

"Well, I'm going to go out. You two stay out of trouble then." Itachi then walked out the door.

A slamming of the front door carried though the house. Sasuke then turned his attention back on Naruto.

"Guess you met my bother Itachi then. He is kind of weird but you'll get use to it. I had to live with it my whole life." Sasuke said, smirking.

Naruto smiled a large smile back.

"Anyway, we should take another look at that wound and rewrap it." Sasuke said as he took the bandages from the tray and knelt down next to the futon.

Naruto nodded , pulled off the remaining cloth and laid down on the futon again.

Sasuke then started to unwrap the rags from around his small torso. As they slid off, Sasuke could see, not only how small and thin Naruto was, but all the other wounds that mired his body.

Some even looked like they just started to bleed again.

"Naruto, were did you get all these wounds? Were they from that guy that owned that place?" Sasuke asked, a serious face on.

Naruto looked up at Sasuke's face, his eyes open in slight surprise, but slowly averted his gaze. "So, it was him. Why did he do this to you dobe? And you better say something this time."

Naruto didn't answer at first and Sasuke started to get mad that he wasn't saying anything, but then Naruto let out a long breath.

Sasuke's mouth shut and he stopped what he was about to say.

"It's ok, it's nothing important, don't worry about it, really." Naruto said in a soft voice, keeping his face covered by his bangs.

"I know that's bull dobe. Even though I knew you for a couple of hours, I know that you're not a bad person, you hardly do anything.

Why does it look like you were beaten?" Sasuke asked, turning Naruto's face towards him, but stopped when he saw that Naruto was close to tears and pain clouded his clear blue eyes.

"It's ok, you can tell me dobe, I won't hurt you, I promise." Sasuke said, his features telling the only the truth.

Naruto searched his face for any deception, and finding none, he let out another breath.

"It was that old man, every day I would get…beaten. I don't…don't know why. Ever since I was…first abandoned at that place, 10 1/2 years ago,…I was always treated like trash.

Always given…looks as if I would attack someone at any time, I was…shunned as if I wasn't even human, like a demon."

"When I first got there, I was a trouble maker. I would always try and…escape. But ever time I would get caught. Soon after, I stopped talking.

Not because I…I couldn't, but because…I just didn't have the will to. My will seemed to have broken. Being silent, everything…seemed to stop for a wile, but then…then, it started."

Naruto then stopped and took a shaky breath, continuing.

The old man, he took over the place after his father had died. It started to…fall apart.

He never gave us food, maybe only a small meal a week. He said that,…it would only waist money. For some reason, he hated me the most.

He beat me,…beat me in till I couldn't even open my eyes. He…stopped giving me food.

But some of the other slaves were kind. Some would give half there bread to me,…maybe even a sip of dirty water. I didn't care, it was food and I…I could hardly even stand.

But then, he found out and…the beatings got worse, and if any of the other slaves tried to help me,…they would get beaten as well.

I felt as though…as though…I was gone, as though I had no…reasons to live. I had…nothing." Naruto's body then started to shake.

Tears cascading down his face, that Sasuke still held in his hand. Sasuke then pulled him up and moved onto the futon with him.

Pulling Naruto into his lap and holding him, he let him cry into his shoulder.

After a wile, the racking of Naruto's body began to stop, his sobs slowing down in till there was only sniffling.

"T-thanks teme" Sasuke heard, a soft, almost unheard, whisper from Naruto.

Suddenly, Naruto's head fell down, were Sasuke's shoulder connected to his neck was. "Dobe? Naruto!" Sasuke said, shaking his still form.

Pulling him away, Sasuke could see that his shirt was not only covered in Naruto's tears, but in his blood as well.

Quickly looking down at Naruto's torso, he could see that some of the wounds and the one he gotten from the fat owner of the slave trade, a few hours ago, was open and bleeding.

"Crud!" Sasuke yelled out, placing Naruto gently onto the futon again and grabbing the tray from the dresser.

Pulling the bowl of water down, he took the clean rag he had gotten from the kitchen and started to wipe the blood away from the wounds.

After that, he carefully rapped Naruto's entire torso, making sure that he was making them tight but lose at the same time.

After an hour or so of trying to stop the blood flow and rapping Naruto's wounds, Sasuke sat back and looked at Naruto's face.

He looked so relaxed, no pain shone on his face. "Almost like a fallen angel" Sasuke said, watching as the sun shone on Naruto's dirt covered golden hair.

Making his whole face light up. Exhaustion soon took over his body and he soon fell asleep on half the futon, half the floor.

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Sasuke slowly woke up, and remembered what had happened before he fell asleep.

Looking over a t Naruto, he saw he was still fast asleep, and it looked as if the bleeding had stopped. He then stretched, cracking his back and his neck, he started getting up off the floor, and walked out the door.

After a few minutes, he came back in and lightly shook Naruto awake. Half way out of his slumber, be murmured a "Wha' happened?"

But after a couple of seconds Naruto started to get awake.

Sasuke pulling him up to his feet to try to get him to stand but found out that Naruto was too weak, not just because of the lack of food, but because of the blood loss.

Lifting him up onto his back, ignoring the gasp from Naruto, he started to walk out the door.

"Teme, what are you doing?" Naruto asked, looking down at him. "Letting you get out of those rags and to get cleaned up."

Was Sasuke's only reply.

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Sorry, it was kind of short this time around, but I had to get done with this chapter.

It has been stuck in my head for over three days, seriously people.

Wait in till I get another chap. Up!

See ya peoples!

Hinjintetsusou