Disclaimer: i dun own Naruto...

People keep asking and asking and frankly it's starting to get a little irritating. It is stated on my profile that DECEPTION IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO WRITER'S BLOCK. I didn't want to write another chapter until i was ready but since people are asking and demanding, i am giving you this chapter. i'm sorry if it's short but please bare with me.


Niwasae Shiina

Sasuke felt Naru sigh against his neck when he stopped in front of her apartment. He turned his head to see her wide awake and more relaxed then she was hours back. Her eyes weren't hazed over like someone who just woke up though. It made him wonder how long she was awake for.

"How are you feeling?" Sasuke asked.

"Content." Naru murmured.

"Do you want to come down?" Sasuke asked as they reached the door.

Naru shook her head and unlocked her door from over Sasuke's shoulder. She pulled her arm back and gestured for Sasuke to go in as she resettled herself on his back.

Sasuke kicked the door shut behind him and went to her room to tuck her in bed. Naru watched every move with a soft smile on her face. When Sasuke was done, she patted the space next to her and he sat. She molded herself against his body, wrapped her arms around his waist, and nuzzled his lower stomach before inhaling deeply.

Sasuke stroked the light blond strands before tangling his hand in them. He smiled when he heard her purr.

"It's starting to fade, the restless feeling." Naru said after a minute.

"Do you still not know what's causing it?" Sasuke asked.

"Did you smell it when we came into the village?" Naru asked suddenly.

Sasuke looked confused. Amethyst turned to obsidian with a solemn and slightly fearful look.

"Hebiā€¦" she nearly whispered.

Sasuke's eyes narrowed as he turned to look out the window. Naru grasped his free hand and squeezed it while she laid her head back onto his lap. Sasuke squeezed back and let go so he could pull her into his arms. He felt her arms circle his neck and he wrapped his around her waist tightly.

"Look at me." he said.

Naru pulled back and looked into her mate's eyes.

Sasuke nearly cursed when he saw her try and hide her fear. He nuzzled her neck and kissed the mate mark on her neck.

"They will not touch you, I promise." Sasuke said in a determined voice.

Naru curled one hand in his hair and the other around his shoulder. She looked up at the ceiling and felt tears slip down her face.

I fear for you my love. She thought as she closed her eyes and leaned her head on his.

It was no secret among the demons that the Hebi's and Kitsune's were on good terms. It was the Hebi's and the Ookami's that were the problem. Kyuubi may have been good friends with Ryo, leader of the Ookami's, but he was also friends Hachibi, leader of the Hebi's. In lieu of their friendship with Kyuubi, they were civil to each other. But one day, Hachibi had enough and in an attempt to have Kyuubi for himself, he attacked Ryo and they went to war. It was long and bloody until Kyuubi stepped in and ended it all.

The casualties on both sides were enormous but they still could not come to terms. Even now, after many generations, there was still that old grudge that wouldn't leave.

And since the Uchiha's were direct descendents of Ryo, it was only a matter of time before Hachibi's descendents came and try to annihilate them.