Hi. I'm sorry this took so long. I'm sorry I suck. I'm sorry you probably won't like the end. I'm sorry its short. I'm so sorry for you having to read this. I'm sorry. Please feel free to tell me how much you hate me now for this ending. I'm ready and I expect many many reviews well flames will do and don't worry I won't break down. I already beat myself up for this craptacular ending.

I wrote it once and my friend said it was too shallow and quick

I rewrote it and it seemed so short and still rushed.

I rewrote it and now here I am. I'm sorry.

I tried to occupy my time and distract myself to write it better but instead I ended up writing a completely new story called "Dead or Alive" a kakairu... so if you don't like this ending please read "dead or alive" it will make up for my stupidity and lack of talent.

honto gomenasai.

Ch. 12 Am I Worth It?

Naruto sat waiting for Neji to show up. He'd been expecting him for a while now. He must have stayed with Sasuke. What a horrible dissapointment. All yesterday and today had been for nothing. His thoughts began to run wild with him. Just then there was a soft knock at the door.

knock knock

"Naruto, can I come in?" Neji slid the door open a bit before getting a nod from Naruto allowing him in.

"Where have you been? I've been looking for you." Neji took a seat next to Naruto's bed.

"I'm sorry Naruto. I was looking for you too, but I see you were here all day. Are you alright? Iruka-sensei didn't really give me details as to why you are here."

"I'm ok. So where have you been?" Silence drifted in between them. Something was different. In just one day things had changed.

"Fine then let me ask you something." Naruto now stared deeply into Neji's eyes. "Why did you sleep with Sasuke? I mean you know he's my best friend, and--"

"You think I slept with him? I didn't Babe--Naruto. I just needed somebody to talk to, and he found me in the forest."

"Neji please don't lie to me I saw you two in bed. I was there early today. I was looking for you. I found you in Sasuke's bed, in his arms. I know where you've been. I was just hoping you'd be honest."

"I'm sorry. I was there. I did sleep there, but nothing happened between us." Neji stared into Naruto's hearbroken eyes. "Naruto I am really sorry about all this." Neji reached over to Naruto and held his hand.

"I miss your hand. I missed you."

"This doesn't mean we're okay." Naruto removed his hand from Neji's grip. "Why did you go to him? You hate him. So why him?"

"I needed to talk."

"Then why didn't you come to me? We could have talked. You didn't even give me a chance to listen."

"Naruto, this really isn't going how I wanted it to."

"How is that Neji? You were going to throw out your half apologies and I was to jump back into your arms like a sick puppy?!"

Neji closed his eyes and took in a deep breath.

"I knew you really wanted to be 'free' I didn't want to stand in your way. It hurt so much to hold you back. I wasn't thinking. I mean you hurt me too, Naruto. It took me a year. A whole year to tell you I love you. Then in the same day you tell me we're not meant to be together. What was I supposed to do? I'm a stupid, stupid proud man."

Naruto still said nothing.

"I ran into the forest. I ran so deep I got lost. Sasuke was returning from a mission. That's how I met up with him that night."

"How did you end up with him? From the forest to his bed a lot must have happened. I want to hear it."

Neji was caught and cornered. He longed to be with Naruto once more.

"He said he was tired and offered to take me to his house. He assumed we had a fight. He knows about us."

"So it was horrible for me to tell, but you went ahead without me?" Naruto was being extremely defensive.

"No, that's not it at all. He guessed. He said it was obvious. I told him what happened. About our disagreement." Neji's eyes showed his sadness. Things would never be the same.

"I kissed him, but it didn't go further than that. It was a mistake and soon I realized where I should have been. I truely wanted to return home. Naruto, I'm really sorry."

Naruto's eyes teared as he began to speak.

"I was just so excited. I felt so proud to walk next to you. I would feel even better if I could walk next to you now and still hold your hand. I wanted everybody to know I had you. I wanted to show the world how much I loved--love you. I'm selfish I know, but I've never been loved like this. I've never loved like this. I got carried away back then." Naruto laughed a cold and painful laugh. "Was I wrong to love you Neji?" He turned and face Neji.

"Naruto I don't know if I'm worth it, but you are. I really do love you. All that has happened in the last day really does not matter to me. I missed you too much. I realized how I need you. Also, I shouldn't have let this thing come between us. If you want to tell the world then I'm right behind you. I really meant what I said, I do love you, and if you're in danger at any point for exposing our secret, then I'll be right there to save you. I'll protect you, forever. If you still feel that way that is."

Naruto smiled and leaned in giving Neji a sweet kiss on his lips. "I missed those lips. You're worth everything. I promise we won't tell anybody. I'm willing to keep it a secret if I can keep you. I don't mind. I really just want you. This did get a bit out of hand, I'm at fault here. I didn't consider you." Naruto shyly stared at the floor. "I won't tell a soul."

"Does this mean we've made up?"

Naruto giggled behind tears "Yeah we've made up."

"So, do we have sex now or later?" a silly smile spread on Neji's face.

"Well, I am feeling better now." Naruto pulled Neji onto the bed with him. "Here, get under here with me."

"I'm not gonna say no."

"I love you." Neji whispered. He pulled of Naruto's pants and underwear. "We may have to take this gown home. It looks good on you." Naruto stripped it off. He removed Neji's shirt and began to work the buttons on Neji's pants. Soon both were naked on the hospital bed. Neji kissed Naruto deeply and let his hand explore Naruto once more. "How I've missed you." Naruto moaned as Neji bit his neck and sucked on the fatty sides near his ears. "Neji it was only a day." "Felt too long." Neji held Naruto's hand as he pushed himself in. Painful yet it felt so good. He pushed in slowly. Naruto shut his eyes and tightened his grip on Neji's hand. "I love you Neji. Lets keep this our dirty little secret." "Yeah." Neji lifted Naruto onto his lap and hugged him as he thrusted himself in deeper. Naruto's hands dug into Neji's back. Suddenly the door slid open and people poured in. There with them stood Iruka, Kakashi, Ino, Chouji, Ten-ten, Shikamaru, Lee, Sakura, Sasuke, Kiba, and Shino. Hinata was on the floor passed out.

"This isn't what you think!" Neji and Naruto wrapped the blanket that censored them tighter around their naked bodies.

"So you guys aren't gay?" Sasuke smirked as he asked.

As suddenly as they'd come in the group started making their way back out.

"We're glad you're okay Naruto."

"Go Neji! Seme!!!"

"I told you he was gay, Ino." Sakura and Ten-ten left the room fully satistfied.

A slightly less youthful Lee whispered "Is that youth?"

"I suppose you guys agreed to tell then?" Sasuke winked at them both. "Neji I'm sorry. He looks too good." Sasuke kissed Naruto on the lips before running out of the room.

"What the hell was that?!" Naruto was still sitting on Neji's lap. Neji only laughed and wiped Naruto's mouth for him. "I guess our secrets out then." "Yeah. Well, that went well."