Summary: Sometimes, Sasuke is amazed at how his rivalry with Naruto is so similar with Kakashi and Gai's. So, accepting a challenge from the blonde with his usual 'hn' and scowl, Sasuke resigns himself to take on a dare that would, little did he know, turn his life upside down. SasuIno
Me: Go Sasuke-kun!!
Sasuke: … -- … Hn?
Sakura: Oh, don't be a sour-puss, Sasuke-kun. C'mon, I'll say it with you!!
Together: Our beloved author does not own us. We own ourselves.
In the quiet hours of early morning, the villagers of Konohagakure could easily hear the indignant squawks from the blonde Kyuubi container—yep, you guessed it—still the number one loud mouth, Uzumaki Naruto from deep within the training areas.
Team 7 was at it again…up at 5, done at noon—training nonstop with their old sensei, Hatake Kakashi, who had amazingly found himself a woman. To the boys, it had come as a huge surprise that Hitarashi Anko arrived at the Jonin headquarters with an engagement band on her left ring finger, but Haruno Sakura, the head medic at the hospital, had figured it out a while back (and rubbed it in repeatedly just to have something to jab them with).
Pride stung, Uzumaki Naruto challenged the young kunoichi to a spar…and was defeated miserably, much to his rival's amusement. (Yes, Uchiha Sasuke had returned, and on his own will, too. He had been readily accepted back and quickly fell into the routines. The Rookie Nine were finally nine once again).
Sasuke joined the fun, and later Kakashi joined, and soon it became their ritual, even after they all joined the Jônin ranks. Of course, Naruto was Naruto, and Sasuke was Sasuke, and the two ended up beating the hell out of one another each time before Sakura intervened and healed them up so they could go at their throats again.
So Team 7 was training again, except for the Sakura, who had been recruited for an important mission not an hour into training. Kakashi situated himself on a tree branch, his orange Icha Icha book nowhere in sight (thanks to his fiancée), and watched the spar.
When Sasuke and Naruto finally ran out of energy four hours later, they continued to swap insults as they lay motionless on the ground.
"Oi, oi, Sasuke-teme."
"Hn?" This was as far as many people knew of the Uchiha's word range.
"…boy, you're grouchy today, ain't'cha?"
"Buzz off, dobe."
"I'll ignore that, bastard. Sheesh, did Anko feed your Icha Icha collection to her snakes, too?"
"Naruto, I don't even have those revolting hentai books."
"Well, you're the only one. Even Neji has one."
"Uchihas don't go that low."
"Calm down, you two," Kakashi's lazy voice called out, "I swear, you sound like an old married couple sometimes."
"Awk!! Kakashi-sensei, I resent that!"
"We know you do, Naruto-dobe." Sasuke snorted.
"I am never gonna be married to this ice cube! Nuh-uh! Hinata-chan and I are fine the way we are, thank you very much."
"At least you two aren't like Shikamaru and Ino," Kakashi muttered, "Their arguments are so irritating sometimes."
"But Ino isn't dating Shikamaru!" Naruto protested. "They're just old friends."
"Aw, shut yer trap, Uchiha. For crying out loud, would it kill to have a regular conversation that doesn't have any insults in it?"
"I doubt it, idiot."
"SEE!?" Naruto sat up in a huff, his face in full pout mode. Sasuke sat up too, plucking leaves from his raven locks. Naruto stared at Sasuke with such intensity that when he glanced over, Sasuke didn't look away.
"What is it, Naruto?"
"…are you gay?"
Sasuke sputtered, and then glared at the blonde with as much spite as he could muster.
Naruto grinned foxily, his azure eyes sparkling innocently. "What? You are, aren't you?"
"NO!" Sasuke managed to spit out, still angry and taken aback. (AN: I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST PEOPLE WHO ARE, FYI!!)
"I have to agree with Naruto on this one, Sasuke," Kakashi shrugged apologetically, "'Cause I've never seen you with a girl or guy for that matter. Besides, you've never acted interested."
"Showing emotion like that gets you in trouble!" Sasuke confirmed, leaning against the tree Kakashi was situated upon.
"Oh, I don't think so. 'Sides, Anko keeps me safe." Kakashi grinned, and Sasuke and Naruto fell over anime-style.
"Well…um, yeah. Anyways, Sasuke-teme, I think you should get laid or somethin'," Naruto announced cheerfully, oblivious to the hot blush that was currently coating his cheeks.
"ITAI!!" Naruto protested, holding his head where Sasuke had pounded him. "What was that for?"
"For you being so vulgar in your already limited vocabulary, dobe." Sasuke scowled.
"Hey, hey! It's not my fault you've never seen a girl nude! N-Nande? You mean it's true?" Naruto's jaw fell open at the sight of Uchiha Sasuke turning an interesting shade of tomato-red.
"Shut up," Sasuke muttered, throwing a kunai half-heartedly at Naruto, who caught it easily.
"Sasuke! You've gotta do somethin' about that, seriously! Don't you agree, Kakashi-sensei?"
"Depends on what you're thinking—and if I know you, the one who studied abroad with the famous perverted frog sannin, it's not gonna be good." Kakashi shook his head.
"…it's not too bad! Ero-sennin does it all the time!"
"You mean peeking in the women's hot springs?"
"Bingo! Sasuke-teme, that's what you gotta do! Dattebayo!"
"No way." Sasuke crossed his arms, adamant about his decision.
"Aww, c'mon, Sasuke. It's the next best thing! I mean, if Hinata'll do it with me, why can't you peek? Jeez, I thought you Uchihas were good at everything!"
"What's that supposed to mean?" Naruto hid his grin; Sasuke was falling into his trap.
"Oh, you know. I thought you guys were pros at being stealthy and everything. I guess you're not as good as you seem to be. Wow, Kakashi-sensei, guess it means that I'm better than Sasuke!" Naruto gave an exaggerated wink to his sensei, who immediately understood what was happening.
"Oh, certainly, Naruto. I used to do it occasionally myself. Too bad, Sasuke. I thought you were my best pupil."
"I was." Sasuke grumbled.
"Was." Naruto reminded him gleefully, looking like a little boy who had gotten candy.
"Oooh, is itty bitty Sasuke chicken? Baaawk, bawk bawk bawk!!"
"NARUTO!!" Sasuke roared, getting to his feet. Naruto stood also.
"Admit it, Sasuke. You're too scared to peek."
"I am not."
"Then prove it." Naruto lifted an eyebrow, and Sasuke stalled.
"I said, prove it."
"……how?" He muttered, hands shoved in his pockets, eyes anywhere but the grinning teacher and student.
"It's not good to go so soon, 'cause it'll be busy, and they'll be bound to see you. In an hour, though, there'll only be a couple. Hopefully, if you're lucky, they'll be some hot chicks."
"What do I do after I look?"
Naruto faked a hurt gasp. "Ah! Sasuke! You hurt me so! You get to know them, of course!"
"I have to stalk them to find their names?" Naruto broke into peals of laughter. "What's so funny?" Sasuke demanded.
"Not that kind of 'get to know them'! I mean, come back every day to see if they're there!" Sasuke paled at the implication.
"You mean their bodies?" He hissed, his voice raising an octave. "I have to become a perv and--?"
"Chill, Sasuke-teme. All guys are horn-dogs…don't act like you don't know what you mean. There's gotta be some girl out there that you've got your little Sasuke set on."
Sasuke was silent. There was, but…
"So there is! AHA!!!"
"Alright, there is. So?"
"I'll get Ero-sennin to put you and her in his new book! It'll be great! I gotta tell him! See ya, Sasuke! Bye, Kakashi-sensei! Don't forget to go in ten minutes!!"
"NARUTO!! MATTE!!" Sasuke's words fell on deaf ears, and he sighed, before connecting eyes with Kakashi's. Then, Sasuke felt a chill run up his spine as Kakashi started smirking evilly. He took a step back.
Me: You like? I've got more ideas, but I need to know if you wanna know what happens next. You should know the pairing, but oh well. Find out in the next episode what will befall Sasuke and his secret crush! Dun-dun-duuuuuh!!!
Sasuke: You sound like the dobe.
Sasuke: -smirk- I didn't say you were the dobe, but oh well…dobe.
Me: Cough cough. Well, considering the pairing this fic is listed under, you obviously know who Sasuke has his sights on.
Sasuke: And you people who loathe my true love? BAH!!