Title: Company

Author: kawaii-kirei "KK"
PG or K+ for implied s-ai

Disclaimer: Naruto and all of its characters do not and never will belong to me.

Author's Notes: Another spur-of-the-moment drabble, written in five minutes. I actually kinda like this one. :D Enjoy, and please review! X3


Naruto realized that after three weeks of spending time with Sasuke together on a mission, eating instant ramen on his own in his apartment felt rather kind of lonely.

He guessed he had just grown used to Sasuke's company, even if half of those three weeks were spent clawing at each other's throats, but even that, Naruto missed. They would sleep together, hunt together, eat together, fight together, so siting in his kitchen, staring at the cooling bowl of ramen in front of him in an empty apartment with silence echoing all around him, it felt weird now, even if his dinners had been like this for years already.

Sasuke would probably be all smug at him if he appeared on his doorstep asking to eat dinner with him.

Naruto wondered for a while if it was worth it.

Staring once again at the untouched bowl of ramen in front of him, he couldn't find it within himself to pick up his chopsticks and start eating.

With a weary sigh, Naruto pushed the bowl away from him. He stood up, walked out of the room, turning off the lights as he did so, and made his way towards the door.

As he opened it, however, he was surprised to find Sasuke on the other side of the door, a hand poised in midair that was ready to tap on the door that had unexpectedly opened before he could even knock. "Sasuke?"

Sasuke was just as surprised as he was. Looking away, obviously wondering for himself why he was there, Sasuke muttered, "Can I... err... Can I eat here?"

For a few seconds, Naruto stood there with his mouth open and agape, but as soon as the sentence that slipped from the other's mouth registered in his brain, he could feel the edges of his lips twitching upwards to form a small grin.

"As long as you don't mind instant ramen."

- owari -