Nightmares and Fairytales
Tissue Paper Flowers
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto. If I did, the show would be much more…interesting. Hehehe.
Pairing: Sasuke x Naruto, implied Sasuke x Itachi
Rating: T for now. Might eventually become M.
"Foolish brother…you can have no one else but me…"
"You don't own me."
"Oh, I beg to differ."
"No!" He sat up in bed, panting heavily. Just a nightmare…it was just another nightmare. His shout had been rather loud, loud enough to wake the one sleeping beside him.
"Sasuke?" The voice was soft, familiar, and laced with sleep. "What's wrong?" The covers-which had previously been collected in a pile over the speaker-shifted, falling back as they sat up, rubbing the sleep from their eyes. Sasuke inclined his head towards the other, small smile tugging at his lips.
"Naruto…" he said softly, running a hand through his ebony locks, tilting his head back towards the ceiling. "Did I wake you?"
"Yeah, but I don't mind." The blonde replied sleepily, yawning softly before draping himself around Sasuke's shoulders. "Another nightmare?" Sasuke nodded slowly, a bit hesitant to admit it. He and Naruto had been together for quite some time now-two years, at the very least-but he was still not entirely comfortable with admitting to something as foolish as…nightmares.
It made him feel silly, stupid, childish. All things he did not want to be considered. He preferred things like cool, calm, collected. Not someone that had nightmares.
Before, he had always had nightmares. It was hard not to, especially when you took into consideration all the things he had been through as a child. But now, they had been getting worse and worse. Itachi. He had never appeared so vividly in his dreams before just recently.
"It was no big deal." Sasuke said murmured, shaking his head firmly. There was no reason to get Naruto mixed up in all of this. He had already been to good to him. It made Sasuke feel uncomfortable sometimes-like he didn't deserve someone who was this good to him. As if he would be better suited with someone else. Sakura… he shuddered just at the thought of it. God forbid he would have ended up with that pink haired demon.
At first, she had been upset. Very upset. But that had been expected. Thankfully-for all their sakes-she had managed to move on, to get over him. Maybe it had been when she actually caught him and Naruto 'in the act', Sakura had finally realized he was not straight. And even if he was-there was little chance he'd want to be with her.
"Do you want to talk about it?" Naruto asked softly, trailing light kisses across his lover's collarbone. The answer was evident-it was always the same. No. That might have been the only thing that still really irritated him about Sasuke. But it was understandable. From everything he did know, it didn't take a genius to figure out why he wouldn't want to talk.
"Maybe some other time, Naruto." Sasuke closed his eyes, weaving his fingers through Naruto's soft blonde hair. He did plan on telling Naruto one day. When he was sure that there wouldn't be any 'repercussions'. The last thing he wanted to do was make Naruto worried or scared.
Ironically enough, Sasuke was doing just the opposite of what he was trying to accomplish. Every time he refused to speak, the anxiety Naruto felt for his lover intensified.
"Alright." Naruto said, masking the sadness in his voice. But there was no hiding the melancholy look in his eyes. The same look that tore Sasuke apart. Sometimes he wondered which would have been worse. Saving Naruto from knowing just exactly what his nightmares were about, or having to see that disappointed glint in his otherwise crystal blue eyes.
"I love you, you know that?" Sasuke opened his eyes, the same small smile returning to his face. Naruto was grinning up at him, pale lips begging to be kissed.
"I love you too," Sasuke replied, letting his head drop and pressing his lips firmly against Naruto's.
'I love you more than you know…'
Sasuke pulled back suddenly, with a small gasp. Had someone just said that? He glanced around nervously, trying to find where the voice had come from. No one. There was no one in the room. And other than Naruto, there was no one in the house. It had just been in his head…all in his head.
"Sasuke?" Naruto asked, tilting his head to the side. At first, he wondered if he had done something wrong. But judging by the look on Sasuke's face as the Uchiha boy glanced around the room. It must have had to do with his nightmare. There was no other possibility.
"I'm sorry." Sasuke said with a soft sigh, putting a hand to his forehead. With his other arm he pulled Naruto closer to him, the blonde taking this opportunity to nuzzle into Sasuke's warm chest.
"It's just…" He started to say something-make up an excuse, but was interrupted when he felt Naruto's head shake back and forth.
"Don't worry about it, it's alright." Naruto said, hands reaching up and tangling themselves in Sasuke's dark hair. Even if Sasuke wouldn't tell him what was going on., he could still offer comfort.
Sasuke said nothing, only hugged him tightly, both arms tying themselves around Naruto, as though they were afraid that the boy would slip from his grasp.
"Thanks," he mumbled his gratitude, letting his face sink into the soft hair that smelled faintly of ramen.
"Don't mention it."
TBC. Review please?