Disclaimer: I definitely don't own Naruto. I definitely do own this plot.


Look At Me, Friend

They were sparring. Team seven, that is. Quite a simple task: make their sensei fall. All Kakashi had to do was fall down, simple.

Of course, to everyone's expectations, this proved too difficult for the number one, hyperactive, knuckle-head ninja. Who else but Naruto; right? Kakashi took note of this.

"How about we up the difficulty? If I get you to fall first, you sit and watch me eat my lunch without having any. Today I'm having ramen, so be careful. That seems fair enough," Kakashi said.

"Aww, come on Kakashi-sensei! That's nothing! You're goin' down!," Naruto said.

Naruto lunged at Kakashi- missing completely as Kakashi disappeared.

"Use your brains, baka," Sasuke said calmly.

"Shut up Uchiha! You haven't done anything either," Naruto said.

"He will though! Really soon too. Right Sasuke?," Sakura said cutely.

Sasuke just ignored her, his sights set on someone else. He watched Naruto babble on and on and not notice that Kakashi was standing right behind him.

"Naruto!," Sasuke warned.

"What the hell are ya screamin' f- whoa!," Naruto was kicked by Kakashi, sending the blonde up in the air and rapidly to the ground.

Before Naruto could register any pain from the fall, he realized that he never touched the ground. He looked down to see what was the soft thing his landed on and was surprised to see Sasuke's back. Sasuke turned his head to look up at Naruto.

"Well? You mind getting off me?," he said in an annoyed tone.

"Y-you saved me Sasuke! That means you fell and I didn't! You have to watch Kakashi-sensei eat his lunch! Ha!," Naruto jumped off Sasuke and pointed down in his face and laughed.

"That won't be necessary. Lessons for today are done. I'll see you tomorrow. Besides, I have a very important book to get to," Kakashi said.

Before anybody could question his decision, Kakashi was gone.

"I'll be going then! Bye Sasuke! Naruto.," Sakura waved before leaving the training grounds and Sasuke still on the ground.

"You're a real pal Sasuke. I guess you care for me after all; huh?," Naruto extended a hand, which Sasuke used to pull himself up.

The two ninja stood there, alone, slightly blushing as they looked into the eyes of the other. The silence was unnerving to both boys.

"Look at me, Naruto. Do I really look like I care for you?," Sasuke asked, hands on his pockets.

Naruto took a second to look over the raven haired in front of him.

In all seriousness, Naruto answered:

"Yes. Yes you do, Sasuke. And I-"

Just like that, Sasuke was gone. The blonde was left with his mouth open, about to say: 'And I care for you too'.

But, the words were never spoken. They were forever lost in the heart of Naruto.

And as for Sasuke, he just realized what it means to have a friend. Naruto didn't have to say it- Sasuke already understood. He was too much of a coward to hear it directly. But he had a friend. A friend in the person whom he once hated the most.

Sasuke Uchiha was friends with Naruto Uzumaki.


Whad'ya think? This was just a little something I was thinking about and decided would make a good one-shot.

It just occured to me: "Why can't they be friends?". And so, this fanfic was born!

I've written so many Naruto fanfics, but was too chicken to post them because I thought they weren't good enough. I'll make another one-shot if you like!

Please tell me what you think about this. Onegai, review!