Why Him

Chapter 8: "We need to talk."

A/N: Sorry it took so long; I just got out of school and got lazy, and stuff.

Without further ado, here's the next chap.

Last time: He stared at me for a moment. Then he bowed his head. "We have to talk."

Sasuke led Naruto toward the lake by the outskirts of Konoha.

"So," started the blonde," What did you want to talk about."

The young brunette stared at his feet as if he'd drop down and cry the minute he looked at Naruto.

He remained quite for some time, then finally said…"...Us."

"Us?" the fox boy grinned, "What about 'us'?"

Sasuke sighed. He finally brought his eyes to Naruto's.

"I…you…it…" he became frustrated, trying to pull words out of his mouth that made sense.

"It can never be." The Uchiha finally croaked: wincing at every word.

The blonde's grin dropped insistently. "W…what?" he asked trying to clear his view as his eyes started to tear up.

Naruto squeezed his eyes shut: refusing to cry.

Sasuke wore a painful expression on his face. As if he was stabbed through the very core of his heart.

With a little strength he could muster, he whispered "We can never be." And ran out of Naruto's life for good.

3 years later….

He stood in front of the Uchiha compound as he did every morning before he went to the Hokage's office.

He wore his signature orange jacket over a light blue tank top, with black wore-out jeans.

'I'm here again like I always am, hoping he will someday walk out the front door and back into my life. But it never happens.'

Uzumaki Naruto turns around and heads toward the Hokage's domain.

To make matters short, he was assigned a mission to clean out the Uchiha compound's main house.

"I know how you feel about this, but who knows if Sasuke will ever come back. We could find some useful stuff in that old house. Plus, I think you're the only one Sasuke would have wanted to clean out that place." Was what Tsunade said to him.

"Why are you saying it like Sasukes dead?" the blonde snapped.

In the end he found himself trudging back toward the compound.

Sasuke's POV

I had tried to push Konoha and Naruto out of my mind; to try to start over new.

But one night, it all came flowing back into my mind.

I woke up screaming, tears rushing down my cheek.

I then made the decision to go back to Konoha, to face Naruto once and for all; whether he had moved on or hated me, I had to tell him. Hopefully it would close the gap that had lingered in my heart for the past 3 years.

It's late when I finally got to Konoha. 'I guess I should head to the compound to get some sleep; then get up early and head to Naruto's.' I thought.

I was tired when I finally reached my destination. But to my surprise, a light was on in the compound. 'Is someone here?" I thought curiously.

Normal POV

Naruto had felt a presence approach. He reached out to figure out whose chakra it was.

He was shocked to find out he sensed Sasuke!

He raced toward the window and stared out. No doubt, his eyes showed him a dark, lean figure he hadn't laid eyes on for 3 years.

"Sasuke." The blonde whispered.

Naruto stiffened when he saw the Uchiha's figure enter the house. And he stopped breathing when he felt Sasuke bound up the stairs toward him.

Only when he felt the other boy enter the room did he slowly turn toward Sasuke.

Sasuke's eyes widened at the sight of his rival (Old habits die hard )

"Sasuke." The blonde said softly.

"Naruto…" Sasuke slowly approached the fox boy. Naruto made no move to get away.

Sasuke only stopped when his body was 5 inches from Naruto's.

They could feel each other's breath. Naruto got lost in the rhythm of his heart and Sasuke's.

Drawn forward by the blonde's sudden beauty to him, Sasuke suddenly pulled Naruto toward him fast but gently.

With the sudden movement Naruto's beautiful blue eyes widened.

"Please tell me I'm not dreaming." Naruto pleaded softly to Sasuke.

Sasuke grabbed the blonde's cheek and pulled him into a deep kiss. He savored the warmth of Naruto's body against his, deepening the kiss and getting as much access to Naruto's mouth that he was aloud.

Then brunette pulled away; whispering, "This is no dream."

Sasuke's POV

I may never know why he's the one I love, but I do know that I want to take care of him, be there for him.

So, why him? I'll never know. But I do know he is the one.

The only one for me….

A/N: blows her nose I think I did a good job with this ending.

Naruto: I guess it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Sasuke: no comment.

Kyo: Well anyways, what do you think? Please REVIEW!