Haylo here's Chapter 53 I hope you enjoy it!

I'm so sorry for the long delay on this chapter. Please forgive me! I love you guys to pieces. You are amazing and thank you so much for everything.

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There will be Yaoi and Shounen-ai between ItachiXDeidara. If you don't like don't read.

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As the day went on I had more time to think about happened and the angrier I got. I had every right to state my feelings, no matter what they may be. I elected to stay as far away from Itachi in English as I could. He seemed to have the same trail of thought as me. He sat far away from me and I sat at the back with Sasori.

Sasori shook his head and muttered something about 'Stupid idiots.' It didn't reflect well on me or Iatchi.

"Are you talking about me or Itachi?" I asked, already knowing the answer.

Sasori rolled his eyes. "You're kidding me, right? Sometimes I just want to punch you both." Sasori's eyes blazed as he glared at me.

I gave him my best shit eating grin. I shrugged my shoulders, knowing that was how Itachi and I were sometimes. Neither willing to give an inch. I was stubborn, so sue me. It's not like people don't already know that. So was Itachi. Man, I can't believe Itachi got mad at me. There had to be a way for us to communicate without getting mad at each other.

"Geez thanks a lot."

"Deidara, just hang out with me and Kisame tonight. You and Itachi need to cool off. I think you were both taken by surprise with Itachi wanting you to meet his parents and you saying no. You'll come to some sort of agreement, for now you'll come over and we'll go from there."

"You and Kisame?"

Sasori colored, crossing his arms over his chest. "Yeah, you've got a problem with that?"

If I answered in any other way than no I'd get a head slap. "Of course it doesn't bother me. Are you sure you want me there though? I don't want to be the third wheel or anything."

I brushed my bangs aside, peeking at a studious Itachi. He seemed lost in the reading Jiraiya gave us. It was not often that we had time to read in class and instead I chose to talk. I must've been staring for a while, the next think I knew Itachi and I locked eyes. His dark ones gauging me, making my head spin. I held his stare, not wanting to back down. Sasori slamming his hand on his desk jerked me away from Itachi. I shook off the daze I was in, smiling at Sasori.

Sasori pointed to our open books. "Do we really have to?" I asked, hating the idea of reading. I was able to do it but given the option I wouldn't read if I didn't have to.

"Yes, I guess. I don't want to either. We should at least know some of the material. You never know, you might be called on. And before we move on. You are never the third wheel. Kisame and I are still treading lightly around each other. I know I'd feel better if you were around."

I smirked, taking a note from Itachi's book. "Oh, so I'm supposed to be the buffer for you two?"

Sasori's fists clenched, brow furrowing. "You know that's not true." I stared at Sasori, he chewed on his bottom lip, our reading assignment forgotten. "Fine. Maybe a little. Either way I'd still want you there."

"Okay, you're on. What are we doing?"

"We are studying which is what we're supposed to be doing now." Damn, Sasori caught on to my plan to dodge and evade the reading. If Itachi were here he'd make sure I was doing it. I chanced a glance at him and got a full-on glare. I dipped his head toward my book. I shook my head, nose scrunched up.

He nodded his head vigorously. I threw my hands up in defeat. Itachi had a small smile on his face as he turned back to his own reading. I felt a flutter of hope in my heart. Maybe he needed to blow off some steam earlier. He might not be as angry as I first thought he was. I did what I was supposed to do. I still have some trouble with interpreting what the author was trying to convey. I'd rather have straight forward writing that doesn't have double and triple meanings. Is that too much to ask?

I read our assigned reading. To say class was boring would be an understatement. I had strong suspicions that Jiraiya was working on his own book. I wasn't going to complain. It freed up some of my daily homework. Now I only had to work on the questions. Easier said than done.

The bell rang, finally releasing me from the confines of school. I miss skipping class sometimes. I followed Sasori out the door to our lockers. To drop off and collect books needed for the night. Itachi must've slipped from sight when I was looking. I scanned the hall looking for his familiar dark hair, but saw nothing. It was probably for the best. We'd probably explode at each other. I couldn't help the pang in my chest. Damn it! I miss him. I don't see why we can't work out something. It's not like I refused to ever meet his parents. What am I supposed to do when the thought makes me hyperventilate? We would have to come to some sort of compromise or something. Or maybe I'd do it. I was proud to be with Itachi and didn't want to hide that fact from anyone not his parents or mine. Even if I did agree to meet them now the way Itachi stormed off was unacceptable. I rubbed my brow. Too much thinking.

For rest of the day I'd enjoy some time with my best friend even if we were studying. My brain might be fried from overworking it.

Sasori and I gathered everything we needed. We headed for my car. The ride home was quiet. I was tossing around the idea of how to approach Itachi. I'd accept his invitation to go to dinner if it was still offered. My heart beat a little faster at the idea. My palms got a little slick with sweat. I held the steering wheel tighter, feeling it slip under my hands. This was still going to be hard. For Itachi I'd do almost anything.

Sasori raised an eyebrow as I parked in my drive-way and let go of my death grip on the steering wheel. "You okay?"

I nodded, my throat drying up. "Yep, maybe. I decided to meet Itachi's parents."

Sasori stayed quiet for a few seconds. It felt like a millions years before he said anything. "As long as you feel it's the right thing to do. I know how much it's freaking you out though. Make sure you know what you want to do before you tell Itachi. It wouldn't be cool if you cancelled at the last minute. If you commit you stay committed."

"I know. I'm scared out of my mind. Don't know why the panic keeps wanting to set in, but it feels like the right thing to do. I don't want to hide anything. I can't say if that's how Itachi felt when I told him no, but I've made up my mind. I'll tell him tomorrow."

Sasori's lips lifted into a small smile. "Want to come over at five and we'll get started on our homework?" Sasori actually looked excited. I wonder why. I was glad Sasori and Kisame were getting along. Seeing Sasori happy was a huge plus. Although Kisame wasn't Itachi when it came to tutoring. I refused to go it alone. If there wasn't anyone around my homework might not get done.

"Sounds like a plan. I'll see you in a little bit."

Sasori and I parted ways for the time being. I waved to Sasori as he went into his house. I unlocked the front door and stood in the door way. It was already nearing three. Two hours until I was supposed to go to Sasori's. I stood there for a few seconds before making up my mind. I was going to Itachi's. Screw waiting until tomorrow. It was time to get my man back.

I locked the door hopped in my car, took off like a rocket to Itachi's. I made sure not to think about it too much as I gunned it to his house. If I thought about what I was doing I'd turn the car around. Maybe I could convince Itachi to come to Sasori's. I pulled up in front of Itachi's house. Sweat beading on my forehead. My pulse pounded heavily in my ears. I brushed my hair out of my face. It seemed to be everywhere. I took a deep breath, steadying my nerves. This was the right thing to do. Maybe.

I made my body move out of the car and up the walk way. The door seemed to be staring me down as I glared at it. All I had to do was ring the door bell. One push of a small button. I attempted to ring a few times, but no such luck. I swiped my hand down my face. I wanted to see Itachi for no other reason than just to see him. The door opened with a bland faced Itachi.

"Are you going to stand out here all day or are you coming in?" Itachi stepped aside, allowing me entry if I wanted.

I stood on the threshold to moving forward with Itachi or staying in this rut. I only hoped we could move forward. I took the first step, I entered Itachi's house and followed him to his room. I silently hoped that it would all work out somehow. The idea of agreeing to meeting his parents was making butterflies flutter in my stomach. Should I ask if he wanted to meet mine too? I guess it might be the natural progression. My parents wouldn't care as long as I was happy. We might not see each other very often, but they always had my best interest at heart. Hey if they never took my car away Itachi wouldn't have given me rides for so long. A blessing disguise.

I was so deep in thought I didn't notice we had made it to Itachi's room. He closed the door behind me. Itachi moved to the center of his room, for the first time I realized his hair was down. I had the strongest urge to run my fingers through. They itched to touch. I made sure my hands were glued to my sides. Itachi's shirt clung to his body, showing off his strong torso. My mind wanted to go to the gutter. He looked edible with his hair down, jeans slung low on his hips. I wanted to forgo all thought and jump him. To touch him would be enough, to know that we were okay. The distance that was put between us sometimes was hard to deal with. It was hard to be apart especially when I knew Itachi was so close. I'd take studying all day long as long I was with Itachi. Meeting the parents was part of the process of being with someone right? Either way I'd do my best for us. I couldn't let my own fears stand in the way of me and Itachi. It wasn't fair to him or me. I needed to find some to get over it or at least deal with it. I only hoped I was able to do it before I did meet Itachi's parents. That was if Itachi still wanted me to.

Itachi cleared his throat, opened his mouth, closed it then opened it again. Clearly at a loss for words which was endearing, I took pity on him. "I'd like to talk about what happened today."

Itachi nodded his head. "My behavior from earlier is something to be embarrassed by. I apologize for my reaction. It shouldn't have happened."

"What would you say if I said I wanted to meet your parents?"

Itachi's eyes widened. I waited for what he had to say, hoping he'd accept.


Woot! Woot! Chapter 53 is done.