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Hello peoples! I know it has been forever since I have updated, but I haven't forgotten you! I haven't had internet access, until about, well now, but I do have the next, and last chapter ready for you! Aaaand, as an added bonus for all of your patience, I have added in an extra lemon (that wasn't originally going to be in this chapter, but with the amount of people I had emailing me for the last one, I decided to add in another!). There will be a warning before the lemon, just like the last one in case anyone wants to skip over it. So please don't be too frustrated with me! I hope everyone had really enjoyed the story thus far, and I wanted to say how thankful I am to all of you who took the time out of your life to review my story! Your the best! Wow. I am really going to miss writing this! Oh, well. Will just have to start another one, now won't I? So any who, here is the next chapter. I hope everyone enjoys it, and please, don't forget to review! Reviews are my air! I can't live without air people!
Disclaimer: If I owned Naruto, my stories wouldn't be fan fiction, they would really be happening and the kiss between Naruto and Sasuke wouldn't of been an accident. So please don't sue me, because you might get the whole fifty cents outta me that I was saving to go out and buy ramen.
"Are you ever going to tell me what happened, Naruto?" Sasuke questioned as he flew through the trees by his side. It had been a couple of months since Naruto had regained his voice and Sasuke could remember finding him outside, passed out in front of the cave entrance. Carrying his fragile body all the way back to the hospital, only to wait another week for him to regain consciousness.
The week afterwards was filled with nothing but Naruto apologizing endlessly to Sasuke for his actions, begging him to forgive him. Every time it happened Sasuke assured him there was nothing to be sorry for, so the begging really wasn't necessary. Every hour it seemed after that, Naruto would break down, and they would have to repeat the whole scenario over again. Finally Sasuke just merely gave up, and accepted Naruto's apology and said he forgave him. Naruto never brought the subject up again.
Sasuke never found out what had happened that day in the cave. However, it wasn't for lack of trying. Sasuke had tried everything that he knew of to get Naruto to spill the information, all to no avail. Naruto was proving one tough safe to crack and Sasuke feared if he pried too hard, he might trip a trap and it would all blow up in his face.
"I'll tell you exactly what I've told you before Sasuke. You wouldn't believe me even if I did tell you. Now, please drop it."
They continued on in silence for the remainder of their trip to Suna. Tsunade had just recently started giving Naruto missions again, and a scroll delivery to Suna seemed safe enough to her, especially with Sasuke still appointed as his guard. Naruto had fought tooth and nail with Tsunade about relinquishing Sasuke as a bodyguard but she stood firm, telling Naruto that if he ever wanted to go on another mission again, he would drop the subject. Sasuke was a little hurt that Naruto hadn't wanted him there to protect him, but he could understand his reasons.
Even though this was a simple mission, Naruto couldn't be happier about it. Plus, getting to go to Suna meant he could invite Gaara and Lee to his inauguration. Naruto only had one more month to wait until his life long dream would finally become a reality and he was nervous as hell. Most of the time Sasuke helped calm his nerves, but there was still that small shred of doubt in his heart that his people wouldn't accept him as their leader. By now he had decided to wait it out and deal with it as it came. He just truly hoped it wouldn't ever come to that, but if it did, so be it.
"Nothing like that is going to happen. I've told you a million times to put thoughts like that out of your head," Sasuke declared. He had seen that look on Naruto's face enough times to know exactly what it was he was thinking about.
"I know. Just can't help it is all," Naruto replied as Sasuke gave him a quick peck on the cheek to still his fears.
Looking up Naruto could see Suna coming closer in the distance. Already the heat began to overtake the messengers as they drew nearer. Naruto loved it. Though nowhere would ever or could ever replace Konoha in his heart, Suna had a mystery all its own.
After stating their business to the guards at the gate, Sasuke and Naruto made their way through the village to Gaara's office. No sooner than they were halfway to their destination, then a speeding green blur bowled Naruto completely over. It all happened so fast, Sasuke barely had time for it to register in his brain what was happening or even who it was.
"He's getting better," Sasuke thought silently to himself.
"Naruto-chan! You're better! I'm so happy! Gai-sensei informed me of your tragic accident! I just couldn't wait a second longer to see you! Are you going to stay for awhile?" Lee said and questioned all in one breath as he hugged the life out of poor Naruto. Sasuke was doing all he could to hold his composure. If it would have been anyone else hugging his kitsune that way, they would already be dead. This time however, he decided to humor the green-clad boy. Only this time.
"Sasuke! I have been working on my Tai-jutsu. I wish to fight with you! Do you accept my challenge?" Lee held up one hand in his traditional pose, waiting for Sasuke's answer.
"Go on and have fun. I know you want to, and don't worry. I won't tell Tsunade you left me all by my lonesome," Naruto told Sasuke as he patted him on the shoulder. Sasuke quickly pecked him on the cheek.
Two swirling sharingan eyes were Lee's answer as the two set off in a hurry towards the training grounds. Naruto grinned happily at their backs. It was just like old times, and he was loving every second of it.
Naruto was still grinning like the Cheshire cat when for the second time he was approached by Temari. Her no nonsense attitude made Naruto's smile fade away.
"I believe you have something for me," Temari said holding out her hand in waiting.
In fact, Naruto did have something for her. He was approached by Shikamaru before he left Konoha very discreetly. Not knowing of course that these two were an item, Naruto handed Temari Shikamaru's rather thick letter. That was when the exchanges between the two hit Naruto's rather thick skull.
"Hey! You two are an item, aren't you?" Naruto inquired.
Temari gave Naruto a foul look. "Of course we are you dolt. Shikamaru just doesn't want everyone knowing about it, which is why we picked you as our messenger boy. But don't worry, I'm going to fix all this real soon."
Naruto watched Temari leave with a rather evil grin on her face and he shuddered. He knew who wore the pants in that relationship, and for the first time in his life, he found himself feeling sorry for Shikamaru. Really sorry.
Sasuke could be possessive, okay really possessive, but never that horribly so. He always considered Naruto's feelings, for which he was grateful. Naruto never would've imagined finding someone so wonderful. Someone who seemed to fit perfectly into his life.
It was while watching Sasuke spar with Lee that Gaara scared him shitless.
"What on earth is taking you so long?" Gaara questioned darkly.
Naruto jumped back three feet, heaping in gulps of air, trying to still his fast beating heart.
"Don't scare me like that!" Naruto bellowed.
"That shouldn't of scared someone who is about to become Hokage of their village," Gaara said simply, folding his arms across his chest.
Naruto gave Gaara a quick glare before returning to gaze at Sasuke. He moved beautifully. Gods was he ever gorgeous! He was thankful everyday that Sasuke had forgiven him. He knew he would never be able to find anyone half as handsome as Sasuke, and he didn't want to find anyone else. Naruto was strictly gay for the Uchiha.
"You seem to have recovered rather well on both accounts," said Gaara, watching the match closely. He trusted Sasuke not to hurt Lee too much, but watched out for his lover, nonetheless.
"What do you mean both accounts?" Naruto asked, a puzzled look spreading across his face.
"Your bodily wounds have healed, as have the ones with your heart. Otherwise you never would have came here with Sasuke, right? So I am assuming you two have finally come to your senses," Gaara stated looking at Naruto as if any fool could've figured that out.
Naruto merely scratched at the back of his head and let his patented cheesy grin assume its position on his face as he nodded at Gaara in response. How was it everyone saw things so much quicker than he did?
"I'm glad to hear that," Gaara said allowing a small smile to appear on his face.
"Wow, Gaara! A smile! I never thought in a million years I would ever see one of those on your face! At least not out of happiness. Maybe when you're feeling particularly evil, but-"
"Yes, yes. Did you bring me my documents? I really need to get to work on them," Gaara asked to get Naruto to quit his incessant teasing.
"Yeah, sure. Oi! Sasuke!"
Sasuke removed his foot from atop Lee's chest and jogged over to Naruto. Handing him the scrolls he nodded in acknowledgement of Gaara, then promptly wrapped his arms around Naruto's middle. Gaara may have changed in Naruto's eyes, but there were still parts of Sasuke that didn't trust him.
"Gaara-kun!" Lee hopped up and placed a kiss on Gaara's now pink cheeks. Gaara never really was one for PDA.
"Lee, please. You know how I feel about-"
"But Gaara! I merely wish to show you how much I love you!" cried Lee as he wrapped his arms around Gaara's shoulders, entrapping his arms.
Gaara sighed in defeat. He couldn't deny Lee anything nowadays, least of all when he had his arms wrapped around him. Gaara's cheeks grew even pinker when he saw the Uchiha's smirking face.
"How long are you planning on staying? You know you are welcome to the guest rooms for as long as you need," Gaara said invitingly while trying to keep his composure with Lee so close. It didn't help that the overbearing boy was snuggling into his neck causing the most wonderful feeling to pool at the base of his spine.
"I would love to stay, but Tsunade would have my ass if I was gone for too long," Naruto replied, trying not to laugh at Gaara as he grew ever more uncomfortable with Lee all over him in public.
"Wasn't there something you wanted to ask him?" Sasuke whispered huskily into Naruto's tan ear, not to be outdone by Lee of all people. He could feel Naruto tremble in his arms.
"As you probably already know, my inauguration is coming up soon and I wanted to personally invite the two of you," Naruto said beaming.
"We would love to come Naruto-chan!" Lee exclaimed enthusiastically.
"Yes, thank you very much for inviting us. May I extend the invitation to Temari and Kankurou as well?" Gaara asked.
"Of course, bring whomever you want!"
"We really ought to get going Naruto. Tsunade probably had your mission on a timer," Sasuke said tugging Naruto towards the way back home. Really he just wanted to kiss him senseless and see if he could weasel Naruto's explanation of how he got his voice back out of him.
"Yeah, you're probably right. So we'll see you in a month?" Naruto asked once again, hopefully.
"You can count on it!" Lee cried, thumbs up in the air.
"We'll see you then Naruto," Gaara assured Naruto, waving farewell.
As soon as they reached the forest and were no longer able to be seen Sasuke attacked Naruto's neck with his lips. Moving his mouth along his jaw line, he extracted the most delicious sounds from Naruto.
"Sas-" Naruto began, but stopped when Sasuke found that wonderful spot behind his ear, eliciting a moan from him.
"Sasuke, please," Naruto stopped, panting. "Don't be a . . . a tease." Naruto could feel the lower region of his anatomy stirring to life.
"Naruto," Sasuke sighed, nipping at a delectable part of the boys' neck, and then soothing it over with his tongue. "I want you."
Sliding his jacket zipper down, Sasuke kissed every inch of skin that was revealed along the way. Once open, Sasuke splayed his hands across Naruto's stomach, reveling in the hard muscles, the smoothness of his skin, and the way Naruto was writhing in pleasure from his touch. He loved hearing Naruto moan in passion, loved watching him bite his lower lip as he tried to stifle the sound.
Naruto was in heaven. Everywhere Sasuke touched him felt like he was on fire. His lips sent jolts of electricity down his spine, where the pleasure seemed to pool at the base, exciting him further. Naruto felt himself being backed into a tree, but he didn't care, just so long as Sasuke kept making him feel this good. It was insane.
Wrapping an arm around Naruto's waist, Sasuke pulled him closer; latching his mouth on one of Naruto's already hardened nipples, and let his hand go to work on the other. Naruto cried out Sasuke's name as his hips bucked forward, desperate for contact there as well. Naruto tasted so wonderful he wanted to devour him. The taste of his skin and the smell of his body invading his nostrils was pushing Sasuke over the edge. He needed more of his kitsune.
"Sa-suke. Please . . ." Naruto whispered breathily, bucking his hips into the other boys' and crying out from the contact of Sasuke's hardness rubbing against his own. If Sasuke didn't stop teasing him soon, he was liable to come in his pants.
Sasuke complied with Naruto's wishes. Claiming his mouth in a passionate kiss, he mapped out his territory while running his hand ever so slowly down his stomach, and past his waistband. Reaching inside, the heat engulfed his hand as Sasuke engulfed Naruto's member with his fingers. Naruto broke the kiss to cry out as Sasuke's touch. It was ecstasy.
Kissing his way down Naruto's torso, he finally found what he was looking for. Naruto began panting even more heavily in anticipation of what was to come. Sasuke was done with teasing. In one swift motion he pulled Naruto's pants to his knees and surrounded all of his cock with his mouth.
"Oh Gods! Sasuke!" Naruto screamed aloud as he thrust forward, trying to push himself even deeper into Sasuke's moist, hot cavity. Gripping Sasuke's hair with one hand he braced his other hand on the tree behind him as he thrust forward again.
Sasuke immediately went to work on Naruto as he began trying to coax what he wanted most out of him. He needed to taste it, needed to hear Naruto scream his name. Running his tongue along the underside of his cock, as he took Naruto in as far as he was able, he began a long, slow movement over him, allowing Naruto to thrust as he saw fit to.
"Sasuke," Naruto panted out as he pushed himself in. Sasuke knew exactly how to drive him wild. He felt his hand slide up his torso before two fingers made their way into his mouth. Naruto sucked them greedily in time to Sasuke's movements. Naruto could feel the pleasure spread throughout his body as his knees began to buckle from the intensity. Sasuke was now moaning around his member, making Naruto come nearer to his climax.
"Sasuke," Naruto panted. "I . . . need you."
Removing his fingers from his mouth, he placed one at Naruto's entrance, prodding the tight bud before penetrating. Naruto moaned and pushed himself further upon Sasuke's finger, needing to feel more. Sasuke immediately began searching for Naruto's sweet spot. Upon hearing Naruto practically howl with desire, he knew he had found it. Stroking it gently, he added a second finger and began scissoring them, preparing Naruto. By now, he was desperate. His member ached with wanting to be buried inside Naruto, his only cure for the pain.
"Sasuke . . . please, now," Naruto demanded, not able to wait any longer.
Sasuke was more than happy to comply. Freeing Naruto's legs from his pants and removing his member, now wet with pre-cum, he gripped Naruto's behind, and lifted him up. Wrapping his legs around Sasuke's waist, Naruto could feel what he wanted spurring his entrance. Taking him by surprise, Naruto impaled himself fully on Sasuke's member. Sasuke screamed in ecstasy by the immediate feeling of Naruto's warmth surrounding him. Without further delay, Sasuke gripped Naruto's hips and began a steady rhythm of movement.
Naruto latched his mouth on Sasuke's neck, tracing the trails of sweat with his tongue as his hands found their way under his shirt. This was when Naruto knew he wasn't ever meant to be with anyone else. When Sasuke was completing him entirely. Nothing compared to the feeling of Sasuke moving inside him, making him delirious with pleasure.
"Naruto," Sasuke growled through gritted teeth. "So tight."
Sasuke could feel himself coming fast, but he wanted to hear Naruto cry out his name first. Angling himself to brush over Naruto's pleasure point, he began to thrust harder. Naruto cried out in exhilaration at the feeling. His whole body began to feel deliriously hazy with pleasure every time Sasuke ran over that spot. He wouldn't be able to take much more.
"Ahhh! Sasuke!" Naruto exclaimed as Sasuke gripped his member and began pumping in time with his thrusts.
"Come for me Naruto," Sasuke demanded as he began thrusting faster with his own need and the need to fulfill Naruto's before his.
Naruto needed no further demands as his whole body tensed with pleasure, the feeling of it exploding from his member. Eyes shut tightly from the mere intenseness of the feeling, he saw white spots dot the backs of his eyelids as he came, screaming his lover's name.
That was all he needed to release. The sound of Naruto screaming his name with ecstasy and the feeling of him tightening around him sent him over the edge. He fell willingly into the pleasured abyss that only Naruto could bring up around him.
"Naruto!" he cried, gripping his muscular behind as he came, holding him close, filling him.
END OF LEMON
Once both of them came down off their pleasured high, they merely held each other. Neither willing to be the first to let go.
"That," Naruto said, still panting, "was amazing." Looking up into Sasuke's eyes, he cupped his cheek and kissed him full on the mouth.
Sasuke returned the sentiment. "We're just lucky no patrolling guards found us," Sasuke said smirking.
Naruto turned red with embarrassment, remembering how loud he had been. "I'm sorry," Naruto apologized, looking rather vexed with himself.
"Don't be. I'm not. I love hearing you scream my name. It's what I live for," Sasuke said reassuringly as he smiled down at his kitsune, bringing him into an even deeper hug.
"I love you," Naruto whispered in Sasuke's ear. "I love being able to tell you that."
"I love being able to hear it. I just wish you would explain to me how it became possible again," Sasuke said despairingly.
Naruto tensed up in Sasuke's arms.
"I'm sorry, I did-"
"No. You're right. You've waited long enough, you deserve to know. I shouldn't of kept it from you for so long," Naruto said removing himself from Sasuke's arms.
Once cleaned and dressed, Naruto sat at the base of the tree and patted the grassy spot next to him. Sasuke immediately took the offer.
"You know the reason I never told you was because if anyone else were to find out, I could get booted out of the village for doing what I did. I should've known I could trust you though. I was just afraid of someone overhearing and ratting me out. Then my fears of never becoming Hokage really would've come true. Even Tsunade wouldn't be able to pardon what I did. Though technically what I did doesn't seem bad at all, the reasons behind why it is are," Naruto explained, sighing.
Sasuke stayed mute. He didn't want to interrupt. He was afraid Naruto would lose his nerve and he had been waiting such a long time to hear this he wasn't about to ruin it by opening his mouth.
"I just wanted to be able to say I love you again, to be able to tell you how sorry I was for what I did, to explain why I did it. Nothing else mattered," Naruto said hanging his head.
Sasuke reached out and squeezed his hand in reassurance.
"Do you know why Kyuubi attacked the village?" Naruto asked Sasuke.
Sasuke thought it was rather odd that Naruto would ask him such a question in the middle of his explanation, but knew it must have something to do with it, so he shook his head in answer.
"Before Kyuubi attacked the village . . . You of course know of the cave where you found me. You used to go there all the time to think. The reason no one else is ever around there is because the cave itself and the area around it is off limits. There's a certain pool in that cave that has otherworldly healing powers. The cave itself was Kyuubi's dwelling. Of course once people found out about the healing powers of the water, they began to harvest it. What they didn't know about it was that it was Kyuubi's lifeblood so to speak," Naruto stopped, pausing.
Sasuke could see where this was leading, but still stayed silent.
"Once Kyuubi found out that his lifeblood was being drained rapidly, he went and attacked that source of its diminishment. The village. Since then, the cave and everything around it became forbidden and anyone found out to have taken from the pool was punished by being extradited from Konoha and then hunted down. And even though I'm Kyuubi's life source now, that pool still is as well, so the ban was never lifted. People were afraid that Kyuubi might try to free himself if the people kept taking from her pool. Plus, if the pool is wiped out, Kyuubi dies, and then I die with her."
Sasuke's eyes widened at the severity of the punishment.
"Of course no one told the children of this until they reached a certain age. The place being so remote, it was highly unlikely a child would ever find out about it. Your brother though, he knew, which is how you ended up finding out. Kyuubi told me he had been searching for the pool, but was never able to find it.
"Of course, seeing as though Kyuubi gave me permission to drink from her pool, I never thought anything of it at the time," Naruto stopped and began to sob.
Sasuke quickly took him into his lap and wrapped his arms around him.
"I was so selfish! Here I am, worried of nothing else but gaining my voice back, when people who were dying could've been saved by the very water I drank! Even though it's forbidden, I did it anyway!" Naruto sobbed on Sasuke's shoulder.
"Shhh. It'll be alright, Naruto. I don't blame you. If it had been me I would have done the exact same thing as you. Plus, the fact that you are showing remorse for your actions, shows that they were not entirely selfish. If you think about it, you did that for me. There's nothing to be done about it now, so there's no use crying over it. Please don't cry, I promise everything will be okay," Sasuke said reassuringly, petting Naruto's head.
Naruto lifted his head and looked at Sasuke with his watery blue eyes.
"I love you. Every time I get to say it and know that you heard me, makes it worth it. Every time," Naruto said giving Sasuke a passionate, full-mouthed kiss.
"Thank you for telling me. I know how hard it was for you now. But, how did you explain all this to Tsunade?" Sasuke questioned.
"I didn't. I think she had an inkling but she doesn't press the subject, for which I owe her one."
Sasuke hugged Naruto with all he was worth and received the same in return. Sasuke's life was so perfect now, and he had the boy in his arms to thank for it. He would never be able to repay him for it, but he would try his damndest to make sure Naruto's life was as happy as his was from now on.
Naruto looked up at Sasuke, smiled and said, "Let's go home."
'Home,' thought Sasuke. 'Our home.'
AN: Hope everyone enjoyed it and thanks again for reading my story! And please review!