"Why?" Naruto had asked Sasuke when the boy finally came out of hospital.

He had been wondering why Sasuke had done what he had done. Why Sasuke just jumped in front of him and took the attack. Why had Sasuke protected him from Haku?

Why didn't Sasuke let him die like all the villages would have wanted him to?

"Because action speaks louder than words."

Because I don't want you to get hurt.

-

Naruto choked and tears clouded his vision. "Why?" He had asked Sasuke while he was lying down on the ground at the Valley of the End, completely exhausted.

Sasuke had tried to kill him just now, now that he was left vulnerable and exhausted, Sasuke could kill him anytime.

"Because action speaks louder than words."

Because to protect you, I must first face everything alone before I defeat Itachi.

-

Wide clear cerulean eyes were locked onto obsidian ones as the taller of the two continued to press their lips closer together.

Naruto had never expected Sasuke to return once he defeated his brother. He had not expected Sasuke to come to his house personally in the middle of the night to shove him up against his wall and kiss the daylight of out him.

"W-W-Why?" Was all Naruto could ask shakily when the raven finally broke the kiss.

"Because action speaks louder than words."

Because I miss you.

-

Naruto panted heavily against the soft silky bed, completely exhausted before he let out a grunt when the naked body above him collapsed on him.

He was completely tired and sore but he had to ask this again. "Why…?"

Sasuke leaned down and pressed his lips against Naruto's in the sweetest kiss Naruto has ever had in his life.

"Because action speaks louder than words."

Because I love you.


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