Note: Part Three of LoveNinja (Koi no Ninja). To fully understand what is going on read parts one and two.
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As their lips parted, panting, Sasuke collapsed next to Naruto, pulling a pillow beneath his overheated head.
The room felt as if it were spinning. It had only been a week since they'd last seen
each other, but the feelings that seemed to pass between them in that moment of pure ecstasy were more heartfelt than either of them would have allowed themselves to say. Well. . .
"What were you saying?" Naruto had finally caught his breath and was sitting up on his elbows, watching him curiously, cheeks slightly blushing.
Sasuke grunted, rolling over on his side.
Pouting, Naruto leaned over him and kissed him on the cheek. Brushing locks of dark hair from his face, Naruto grinned down at Sasuke, very pleased.
"Say it," he said.
Sasuke closed his eyes, pulling the pillow over his head.
"That's not fair!" Naruto complained, grabbing at the pillow. "You always make me say embarrassing things and you won't even say it!?"
The bed creaked quietly as Naruto stood up. Hearing the sound of running water, Sasuke opened his eyes a bit only to be bombarded with a face full of liquid; and not the liquid from before.
Sitting up quickly, he shot a glare at Naruto and started rubbing his eyes. "What the hell are you doing, dobe?" He demanded.
Naruto frowned, crossing his arms. "Cooling you off so you can leave," he explained. "I don't want you here if you have nothing to say to me."
Sighing, Sasuke brushed his wet hair from his eyes and stared at the blanket. Why was the stupid nin making him say things like that all the time? Wasn't once enough?
". . ."
"What's that?" Naruto cupped a hand to his ear. "I couldn't hear you over the sound of a fly farting."
Sasuke stuck out his lower lip in defiance, blushing. The blush shown more on his ivory skin than Naruto's and when the dobe noticed, he plopped down beside him and
surrounded him with his arms.
"I l-love you," Sasuke stammered, covering his face with a hand.
Naruto pulled the hand back, grinning, face light up the happiest he'd been. Kissing Sasuke, he laid his head on his shoulder.
"I love you," Naruto whispered in his ear, smirking at the alluring expression on his teme's face.
They sat like that for a moment, not having to say anything in the bliss of silence. Alone with each other having been apart for only a week; in Naruto's mind, if he could, he would stay in one spot with this boy for the rest of his life after becoming Hokage of course. Having someone that took even the slightest bit of notice in him was one thing, but he really couldn't see himself caring for anyone more than he did at this instant. Or the next instant when he looked at, thought about or held Uchiha Sasuke. Damn it, he was in love with this boy and he didn't give a damn how weird it was.
A cough awoke them from what had become a nap. Sitting up quickly, Sasuke managed to throw a blanket over them before it was too late.
Leaning on the windowsill of the still open window was Hatake Kakashi.
"There you two are," Kakashi mused, a glint in his eye, though his tone was nonchalant. "I was looking for you. Sakura had the idea that we'd celebrate your first non chaperoned mission today, Sasuke. But. . . "
Both of the boys were shocked beyond reason. How were they going to explain whatever the hell their teammates had just seen? If they'd seen anything. What if they'd been there the whole time?!
". . . Treating his wounds, Naruto?" Kakashi continued, nodding at the boys. "I'm glad to see you two are finally getting along. I guess we'll postpone the celebration to another time then."
Naruto dove underneath the blanket, hiding his embarrassment.
"Is he gone yet?" He asked, muffled.
"You two," Kakashi said playfully, looking as though he were grinning beneath his mask. "It's not something you two can hide. The only people who would refuse to admit they'd seen it coming would be Sasuke's fan girls."
Naruto poked his nose out, blinking several times.
Kakashi held up a finger.
"I promise I won't tell," he said. "As long as you two do something for me as payment."
Sasuke and Naruto looked at each other, then eyed Kakashi suspiciously.
"As long as it isn't something outlandishly stupid," Sasuke agreed.
Kakashi thought for a moment, and then blushed, chuckling in a way that sounded like a giggle.
"Iruka-sensei wants me to go see some sappy romance flick with him this weekend," He began, twiddling is finger. "He's not the type to want to do anything in public. So you two can come along and lighten the mood a bit."
"You. . ." Sasuke started.
"You and my precious Iruka-sensei?!" Naruto shouted.
Kakashi only seemed to wink mysteriously.
"So it's a date then." he waved good-bye, disappearing in a puff of smoke.
Closing –and locking– the window, Sasuke made sure the curtains were fully down before leaning against them and sighing heavily.
"Hmm," he muttered. "It seems we're not that different."
Naruto glanced at him. Without a word, he crawled across the bed and placed himself in Sasuke's arms, making a purring type of sound from deep within his chest.
"It doesn't matter," he murmured, slowly opening his eyes to look up. "I wouldn't care either way."
Note: My brain farted on the ending but . . . Hope you enjoyed it at least a little bit. I was about to end it around the time Kakashi came in with something annoyingly shota or shonen ai, but then this idea hit me so . . .
I whole heartedly believe that listening to the song Thank you my twilight by The Pillows while reading this makes this fan fiction better.