Author's Notes: Thanks for the reviews! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This will be the last chapter. I am going to try to make a sequel eventually, I just have to have the drive for it. And you reviewers really help!
Sorry again for my slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnesssss... I'mma turtle, waah!!! But! This one's out just in time for X-mas. I love you guys!
Warnings: Rape, violence, language, shounen-ai/yaoi, sexual content
He had no choice. It was do or die. And there was no way Naruto would die at the hands of this guy. He came at Itachi, hands outstreched, and attempted to grab his neck. Itachi stopped him with a punch in the ribs. He fell to the ground, almost immobile. Naruto grasped for the bed, and tried to pull himself up.
Itachi smirked, and kicked him in the side, breaking a rib.
'This really is too big of a job for me,' Naruto thought, bleeding internally. Small tears formed at the edge of his eyes and he felt light headed.
"Leave family problems to family, Uzumaki," Itachi growled, turning and walking out of the boy's home.
I Just Want To Know
The kyuubi vessel coughed up blood, and it spattered on the hard wood floor. He had to wait. Wait for this wound to heal like the others. With the kyuubi's chakra, he'd soon feel better.
Naruto lied there for what felt like forever, but really was only a few moments. He finally felt his ribs mend a bit, either it was the kyuubi's chakra healing him or he was getting used to the pain. Nevertheless, he staggered to his feet, taking careful steps forward. He choked on his own crimson blood, which ran down his shirt. He had to make it to Tsunade's, he had to see Sasuke. And most importantly, he had to kill Itachi.
Sasuke was back in bed in Tsunade's office. It was getting late. He shifted under the thin blankets and shivered. The door slid open, and Sasuke craned his neck toward it. Naruto shuffled in, blood dripping from his mouth. Sasuke sprung upright, and called out for the Hokage.
In the meantime, Sasuke got out of bed and cautiously limped over beside Naruto. He slid to the floor beside where he collapsed, and stroked his face. "Dobe..."
Tsunade rushed in, and caught sight of Naruto on the ground. Shizune, who wasn't far behind her, gasped at him, but quickly put her inhibitions behind and helped Tsunade carry Naruto to a separate room.
"Wait a sec..." Sasuke's voice strained, "I'm going with him."
Tsunade shifted Naruto so that she could hold him on her own, and nodded to Shizune. She moved to Sasuke and helped him up, and following Tsunade out of the room.
They slid open another door, and a room with two full beds were there. The Hokage set Naruto down, and began checking his pulse and breathing. Naruto's eyes flitted open, revealing two wet, blue orbs. "Sasuke..."
Sasuke looked up, and his eyes connected with Naruto's. He pushed off of Shizune and walked over to Naruto, limping slightly on his ankle. He sat on the bed next to Naruto, and took his hand. "What is it?"
Shizune had a clipboard in her hand from seemingly nowhere, checking things and writing down notes as Tsunade said quick things to her. Tsunade removed Naruto's blood soaked shirt and his shoes.
"He came to my house... Itachi."
Sasuke's heart sped up at the name of his brother.
Naruto's voice was getting stronger, the kyuubi healing him more. "I don't know if I can face him on my own."
The darker haired boy groaned, and squeezed Naruto's hand, "Don't go after him, especially not now."
"But I want to."
Tsunade cleared her throat, interrupting them, "I'm sorry to interrupt, but Naruto really needs his rest."
"And so do you, Sasuke," Shizune added.
Sasuke growled, and tucked himself into the bed next to Naruto in protest.
Tsunade rolled her eyes, "Don't do anything to wear him out, Uchiha..."
He nodded in reply, and snaked a hand around Naruto's belly, "Shut off the light on your way out, please, Hokage-san."
Shizune followed Tsunade out, flipping off the light and sliding shut the door behind her.
"Really, what are they, Tsunade-san, a couple of rabbits?" Shizune could be heard down the hall.
Naruto turned his head toward Sasuke, "I want revenge."
"I do too. No one touches you."
"No," the blond said, "I want him to pay for hurting you and your clan."
Sasuke moved closer to Naruto, kissing him on the lips, whispering, "Naruto, you're sweet."
Naruto kissed him back. He moved his arm to lay on Sasuke's, and rested his head against his shoulder.
The next morning, Sasuke awoke with his arms wrapped around Naruto, happy.
Although the sight he saw was not.
"Y-You... two..." a sniffling girl whined, "Sa-Sasuke-kun is-is... GAY!!!"
The wailing woke Naruto, who flipped to see Sakura bawling into a pillow.
Naruto grumbled, "Sakura, did you really think you even had a chance against me? Uzumaki Naruto? The next Hokage?"
Sakura's cries increased, and Tsunade burst in.
"What is wrong?!"
Tsunade flew to Sakura's side, taking her in her arms, "What is it, Sakura?"
"Sa-Sasuke-kun is g-gay!!"
Tsunade rolled her eyes, "Yes, we can all see that."
"I l-love him!"
The Hokage rubbed the pink haired girl's back, as the two 'gay boys' watched on. Naruto chuckled a little while Sasuke bit his lip. He never meant to hurt her.
Naruto's giggles got louder, as he looked up at Sasuke, hoping to get a laugh out of him. Sasuke frowned, looking down at him, and swatted him lightly on the head. Naruto let out a defeated 'ow...'
"Sakura," Sasuke started, sweatdropping a bit, "I'm sorry you're upset."
Sakura's cries softened, "I wish you weren't gay."
Naruto stuck his tongue out, "Ha-ha! You should have liked me when I liked you then we wouldn't be gay!"
Sasuke tensed, and let go of Naruto, watching him fall from the bed to the floor with a loud thud.
"Sakura, I'm sorry, but I think you should leave," Sasuke started.
Tsunade agreed, ushering the kunoichi out. When the door shut, Sasuke glared down at Naruto.
Naruto whined, "What was that for?!"
"You should watch how you pick your words, baka."
"What? What did I say?" Naruto asked, confused.
Sasuke laid back down in bed and turned over, facing away from Naruto.
Naruto climbed back into the bed and slung himself over Sasuke.
"Come on, don't be so grumpy."
"..." Sasuke growled.
"Let's go, come on!" Naruto poked swiftly in Sasuke's lower back, earning him flinches.
"Stop it!" Sasuke shouted, sitting straight up.
The blond sunk, and Sasuke turned to him, hurt and annoyance apparent in his eyes, "Well, you said 'you should have liked me when I liked you then we wouldn't be gay' to her!"
Naruto tilted his head.
"Is this some kind of game?" Sasuke demanded, "Am I just something to fill up the space Sakura couldn't? Am I someone to mess around with? Am I just your friend? What am I, Naruto? What are we?"
Sasuke's eyes were wet, but he didn't want tears to fall. But he always knew the moment he let his true feelings out, dark, honest feelings, he cried.
Naruto looked defeated. "I'm sorry, Sasuke."
"No!" A tear rolled down the dark-haired boy's cheek, and he quickly pushed it away. It didn't matter though, as one after the other, tears came gushing from his eyes, seemingly endless.
Naruto was concerned now. It wasn't like him to cry. He crawled close to Sasuke, wrapping his arms around his waist, burying his face in Sasuke's shirt. "I'm sorry, Sasu-"
"I don't want to lose you, Naruto."
Naruto looked up. Sasuke's eyes were burning into his. He took the blond's face in his hands, moving in level to his own. Naruto look his arms with his hands, and apologized again, "I'm really sorry."
"Just promise you won't leave me?"
Naruto's eyes were wet, and his cheeks were red as tears rolled down them. He couldn't speak.
"Tell me, Naruto."
"I'll never leave you, Sasuke."
Sasuke met their lips. He just needed someone to be there for him. Someone who wouldn't leave him, who would be there, and keep him out of the darkness.
They parted. "I didn't mean that stuff I said," Naruto started, "I'm not good with words, and-"
Sasuke pushed Naruto's tears away, and held him close to him.
Neither boy would be alone again.
And they could face Itachi.
Closing A/N: Thank you a million times for reading, I love you guys oh-so-much!!! You are just so sweet and amazing. Again, I'm going to make a sequel, where our two loves get together and go against Itachi. It shall be action packed!!! Until then, you can send me messages through my profile and talk with me about this fic, or throw ideas at me about the sequel.
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