I actually wrote this for a friend of mine like a month or two ago on DeviantArt, but I decided to expand this small oneshot's audience a bit by posting it here. This is my first ever SasuNaru story, so please, be nice.


He had to up and leave me, I mean us, didn't he?

Ever since he left…things haven't been the same. Well, I'm not sure about everyone else, but I know I feel a lot different, and not in just strength.

Every time I say his name, it's like I choke on it and struggle to force it escape my lips.

Every time I think of him, my breath is caught in my throat, my heart skips several beats.

And every time I see him, which isn't all that often, a wave a relief, joy, and air rushes into me. And I can breathe easy again.

Ever since he left, it's like there's no air.

Ever since he betrayed us, it's like there's no air.

Ever since the Valley of the End, it's like there's no air.

What am I thinking? I don't miss teme that much…do I?


Ever since that first reunion with him…I can't really explain it, but I know I haven't really been "myself" lately. It's like I'm starting to lose my motivation.

But for what?

I'm the avenger. All I'm supposed to think about is Itachi's death and power. That's it. Not Naru—dobe.

Why am I feeling like this?

I don't regret leaving Konoha. Of course I don't.

But I think I regret leaving Narut—dobe at the Valley of the End.

Now I refuse to even think his name, because weird things happen to me. It feels as if the wind's being knocked right out of me.

Sometimes, I even think of his face…not revenge, Itachi, or even my mother…and my heart actually skips a few beats.

Who am I kidding? There's something wrong with me. I don't miss him.


Well, that's it! Short, sweet, and to the point. This was inspired by Jordin Sparks' duet with Chris Brown, "No Air." Hope you enjoyed!