So, how many of you guys got it in the last chapter?
Anyways, the answer is "Don't You Want Me" by Human League. You know…… DON'T YOU WANT ME BABAAAAY! DON'T YOU WANT ME, OHHHHH!
Whew… after getting that out of my system, here is the next chapter. Enjoy.
Naruto woke to find several strange things:
He wasn't feeling too great.
He was on the floor.
He was not on his floor.
He was not in his house.
He was wearing only his boxers.
His long time friend/enemy/rival, Sasuke, was peacefully sleeping next to him a few inches away.
That certain friend/enemy/rival was also clad only in boxers.
They were both sleeping under the same blanket.
"OHMIGOSH SASUKE WAKE UP!!!!!" he screamed, only to clutch his aching head a few moments later.
"What do you want, Naruto?" the raven-haired boy groggily murmured.
"Get up, you bastard! What happened last night?" he questioned, sitting up and looking around.
"I don't know, and I don't care. Shut up so I can sleep."
"Get up already! This is freaking me out!"
"Okay, okay……..just quiet down…I've got a headache."
Propping himself up on his elbow, Uchiha Sasuke cracked his eyes open. After glancing around once, he ran his hand over his face and through his hair, seemingly in disbelief. Once again he looked down at himself, around at his surroundings, and finally rested his eyes on a half-naked, panicked Naruto.
"Oh my….Naruto, get away from me!" he yelled, rolling away from the blonde and hopping to his feet as realization it him.
"What happened last night?" the blonde whimpered, "did we….? But I…I'm not…."
"Hn…." Sasuke grunted, furrowing his brow while trying to remember.
"Oh no, don't tell me……we didn't! I'm not…."
"I don't remember what happened, but I don't think……."
"I FEEL MY MANLINESS LEAVING MEEEEE!!!!!!!" Naruto yelled, yanking furiously on his hair.
"Dobe, shut up! I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable……"
"But I'm straight!" he continued, still sitting on the floor, "I'm straight straight straight straight straight!"
Tugging even harder on his hair, Naruto glanced at Sasuke and glanced back at the floor. His gaze switched back to the brooding boy, the hair-tugging slowed, and his mouth opened slightly as last night came back to him………
"What?" Sasuke asked, not appreciating the staring.
"There's only one thing that could have happened." Naruto began, "You drugged me last night, took me to a strange place where no one would find me, took my clothes off, and then, you sicko, you…."
"Good morning guys!" a cheery voice sang, "Looks like you're awake, huh?"
Both boys stopped their fighting to find the owner of the strange voice.
Sakura popped out of a nearby doorway, a cup of black coffee in each hand.
"You guys must feel terrible, and I'm sorry, but I had to leave you on the floor because…."
"Sakura-chan?" Naruto cut in, "Wait a second…this makes perfect sense…you're a medic-nin, so of course you would have the drugs……SAKURA-CHAN, WHY?!?! I never knew you were so needy! You could have just asked me to…"
At this point, Naruto found a strong set of hands clapped firmly over his mouth.
"What is going on here?" our pink haired friend asked.
Sasuke struggled to keep Naruto quiet. "Eh, nothing. Aa, Sakura, tell us what happened last night."
"Oh," she started, "you don't remember?"
"Just tell us."
Her voice became softer as her face fell.
"Well, both of you were really drunk last night, and it was raining, so I dragged you guys to my house since it was closest."
There was a pause as they noticed her eyes shift to the left.
"Anyway, you guys just passed out on me. I had to use a lot of energy to carry you guys home. You're heavy, so….. I had to leave you on the floor because I didn't have any strength left… I'm sorry."
The two boys looked at each other.
"Sakura-chan, is that really what happened?" her normally hyperactive teammate
questioned, his face showing a little skepticism and concern.
"Yeah," she sighed, "Just thinking about it makes me tired, but that's what happened."
"Well, here's your coffee….bathroom's upstairs, your clothes are in the drier, and they'll be out in a little bit. I'm going to go study now, but I'll walk you home later if you like."
"Thank you, Sakura."
"Don't worry about it."
She turned on her heels and left the two boys to their coffee.
"So they don't remember……" she thought
Well, I expected as much. It's a good thing I didn't leave them on the table... they would have really freaked out then...but seriously, it's okay….. this will give me time to think things over. Just until they decide to tell me how they feel for real. If they ever tell me……..No, I shouldn't think like that! They're my teammates, and I'll care for both of them no matter what happens.
Things will be okay.
A few hours later, her teammates were ready to go. Putting on a smile, she grabbed a jacket and stepped outside with them, Naruto on the left, Sasuke on the right. After walking for a few minutes, she heard her name being called.
"I saw that your bathroom door was broken, and I was just wondering if maybe you wanted me to… fix it?"
"Well, you know, I…"
"Naruto, I…hang on…. Sasuke, listen to this too."
The prodigy turned his head to look at her.
"I'm getting the feeling that you guys don't believe me about last night."
There was only silence.
"Trust me, nothing happened. You both were passed out. I broke the bathroom door a long time ago. Don't worry."
She laced her hands into theirs.
"Why would I lie to you?"
They quietly continued on their way, Sasuke eventually pulling his hand out of Sakura's. She did nothing except squeeze Naruto's hand a little tighter, much to the blonde's pleasure. He wondered why the girl who had generally tried to keep away from him was suddenly being so friendly, but didn't push it too far. She was holding his hand now, and that was all that mattered. Once they reached his house, she led both of them onto the porch.
"I'll see you later, Naruto," was all she said. Reaching around him tentatively, she gave him a tender hug, squeezing gently. He reciprocated the hug while trying the resist the urge to squish her into his chest. Remembering that Sasuke was still there, he smirked at him, causing the brooding boy to assume his "I'm-so-bad-ass" stance, nose high in the air.
"Oh yeah," Naruto thought, "Sasuke, I know you like her, but guess who she's hugging now?"
He released her slowly and regretfully as she felt her grip loosen. "See you later Sakura-chan," he called softly as he went into his house.
Hopping down from his porch, Sakura oriented herself in the direction of Sasuke's home. He followed close behind, always remaining one step back. They walked without speaking, the sound of their footsteps comfort enough. As they neared his home, he came a little bit closer to her. Each step he took was used to get one atom closer to her. Eventually, their arms were just centimeters apart, fingertips occasionally ghosting over one another's. When they reached his home, they stood on the porch, still not speaking. Sakura was the one to break the silence.
"Bye, Sasuke. I'll see you later too."
He nodded and looked towards the inside of his house. She began to feel awkward and started shifting on her feet.
"Well, I'll leave now. Have a good day."
She started down the steps but was abruptly stopped by an arm encircling her body. Turning around to discover what was going on, she was a little disappointed.
Great..…it's the one-armed hug……..Honestly, he has no social skills…..
Nonetheless, she returned the hug with both arms, holding him just as she had Naruto. Following the brief hug, she started back home with Sasuke closing the door behind her. There was sadness in her heart, but there was also content. Content because she knew that there were two boys who loved her. Content because she knew that one of them was at home right now seriously thinking about never washing one of his loud orange suits again. Content because the other one was still standing just behind his door, blushing and running a hand through his raven locks. Content because no matter who she chose, the other would accept her decision. Content because she had time to choose. Content because everything would be okay.
Everything would be okay.
So there's the end. Um, my next fic may take a while because I have some serious school issues to stress over. Bleh.