Fandom : Naruto

Rating : M

Title : The Mask

Author : Yami Kuro Ookami Hatake

Main Pairing : ItaNaru

Pairings : ItachiNaruto

Warnings : Yaoi, MxM, Slight MPreg, Violence, VerySlightLemon, Dark/Strong/Sado!Naruto

Summary : Naruto smiled at over his shoulder Itachi even as they both stood ready to fight, their former village surrounding them. "Ready to die?" Itachi smirked. "I've been ready." With a battle cry, the two lovers took off into the crowd of ninja. ItaNaru

Dedication : Dragon Ruler 06, for 'Revenge Is A Bitch' and Stardust1173 for 'Time Well Spent' (fyi, that's me in that story! : ) I play Amanda! : ) Go read it)


Naruto never really found out when Itachi realized the Dobe was a mask.

He had been wearing the 'stupid' mask long enough to was really him now, the painfilled-depressed-suicidal him locked away deep, deep into his subconscious.

So when Itachi had called it out –called him out- he didn't have to pretend he had no idea what Itachi was talking about.

But that night, as they were camping, Naruto, walking into the trees for firewood, was pulled aside by Itachi, and the Jutsu to pull the real Naruto forward, not the mask, was cast, Naruto let out a deep, dark laugh, before Itachi pulled him into a kiss.

The kiss was dark, rough, deep and somewhat painful, but Naruto and Itachi enjoyed it nonetheless. Itachi pulled back, and threw him on the ground.

Their sex was like their kisses, dark, rough, deep, and somewhat painful, but they never felt more alive than when Itachi was pounding into the Kyuubi-holder.

The next morning, kisses were exchanged, softer this time, promises to soon show the others who Naruto really was, and they parted.

The mask went back on, and nobody suspected anything, once he told them that he had got caught up in the freak thunderstorm.


They next time they met, Naruto was breaking down, curled up on the floor of his house. A knife lay beside him, and it appeared that he had been trying to commit suicide, but Itachi knew Kyuubi wouldn't allow Naruto to die.

"…Naruto?"

Naruto sat up, holding his stomach.

"I was….was pregnant."

Itachi's eyes went wide. He could have heirs! But then his blood ran cold when he realized that the term used was 'was'.

"Was?"

"I told Kaka-sensei, and Sasuke-teme, and Sakura-san…and they beat me up, saying it was an abomination, and I lost the baby! Kyuubi told me when I was passed out!" Naruto broke into tears.

Itachi leaned down, and pulled Naruto's hitate off. He picked Naruto up bridal style, kissing the demon holders forehead.

"We're leaving." Naruto was given no room for argument as Itachi left, himself in Itachi's strong arms.


Two Months Later


Naruto stood back to back with Itachi, both of them facing down the village.

Naruto smiled, leaning back against Itachi even as they both stood ready to fight, their former village surrounding them.

"Ready to die?"

Itachi gave something that could have passed for a smirk.

"I've been ready."

With a battle cry, the two lovers took off into the crowd of enemy ninja, welcoming death with open hands, and hearts.