This is a quick fic I'm writing since I couldn't get the idea out of my head. It starts just after the beginning of chapter 218. For those of you who haven't read it, spoiler alert!

:Part One:

Sasuke stared up into Naruto's incredulous face with a sense of drifting apathy. He could still feel the sting of the powerful punch Naruto had hit him with, and now the blond had him pinned to the ground underneath him.

Naruto glared down at him, still huffing from the breath he'd used while yelling at him.

Sasuke finally spoke. "So, do I get any stronger staying with those...'comrades'?" He reveled in the shocked look that spread across Naruto's face. "I'm going to Orochimaru." the air rang with the finality of his words, and the curse seal pulsed slightly along his hot skin. Naruto's face changed from shocked to angry in the blink of an eye, and Sasuke suddenly found himself pulled up but the collar of his shirt. He was tempted to slap Naruto's hands away, but resisted for now.

"What are you talking about! Orochimaru was the one who killed the Sandaime and tried to crush Konoha! You think he's just gonna give you a bunch of power for free?"

When Sasuke didn't answer, Naruto shook him slightly. "He just wants your body as his container! You might not come back! You could be killed!

"I can't just let you go somewhere like that!" he finished. Sasuke still stared at him through half-lidded eyes. Why couldn't Naruto see?

"I don't care." he drawled. He could feel it immediately when Naruto sucked in a breath. "All I care about is accomplishing my objective..." he stared directly at the blond. "I can't help it if you get in the way."

What happened next surprised him. Suddenly Naruto's blazing pools of liquid fire darkened, and his eye became almost shallow and emotionless.

'Since when have I cared about his eyes?'

"This...this is what you want?" he looked at him pleadingly, and Sasuke almost scoffed.

"This is your goal, your dream, your ambition? To get the power to kill your brother?" he asked quietly.

Sasuke sneered at the mention of Itachi, but grudgingly answered. "Yes." he thought he saw flicker of something crimson through Naruto's eyes, when suddenly his head thudded back to the ground and he felt Naruto's weight move off of him. He sat up jerkily to meet the other's disturbingly empty eyes. This wasn't like Naruto at all.

"I won't stop you from fulfilling you dream, Sasuke." was all he said, before he turned and walked away. Behind him, Sasuke scrambled to his feet gazing at the blond's back in astonishment. He wanted to yell something, maybe a jibe about him giving up when he swore not to, but no sound escaped his lips.

Sasuke stared until long after the other had disappeared from sight. He only shook himself and turned to leave as the first drop of cold rain hit his nose.

If this was what he wanted, why did he feel so empty inside?

:End Part One:

A/N: I know I didn't do a very good job at portraying Sasuke's emotions, but give me a break! I wrote this in like, half an hour!

This will be shonen-ai at least. This fic is planned in three parts, but may have more if I'm so inclined...

Please review!