Chapter 20: Devotion

Snowysess: Thank you for all the reviews! This is practically the Epilogue so I'm sorry if its so short.

"What the hell? Who's at the fucking door?" Hidan's voice came from the other side of the door.

"It's me, Naruto." Naruto said grinning like a madman.

Hidan opened the door, holding a gun in his hand. "Shit! I almost blew your head off. Fucking warn me before you decide to pop up. I bet Kazuku knew about this shit! Wait…who are these fuckers?"

Naruto sighed, looking back at his recently discharged patients faces. They were all staring at Hidan like he was some kind of alien. He wasn't surprised. He was staring at Hidan like that when they first met.

"Hidan, this is Gaara, my boyfriend. This is Sasuke, my adopted brother and Sai, my newly required best friend."

They all stood there staring at each other. Hidan huffed. "Fine." He waved his gun so they could walk in.

"Take off your fucking shoes. I just vacuumed. The guys are downstairs. If I so much as see a speck of shit on the floor, I'm making you fuckers vacuum again." He said glaring at them.

Sai was the first to speak. "Why does he carry a gun while answering the door?"

Naruto nervously laughed. "Don't worry about it. He's practically harmless."

"Are you going to fucking stand at the door all day? Hurry the hell up!" he yelled from within the kitchen.

Naruto led them in and took off his shoes. He was nervous about their reactions to the gang. He already informed him that this was the gang that he used to hang out with during high school and a little bit of college. Sasuke and Gaara were doing what they usually did. They didn't speak unless spoken to and even then their answers would be curt and to the point. Naruto would proudly state that they've been released a week ago. During last week, they were spent a lot of time around Iruka and Jiraiya. Sasuke eventually got used to Jiraiya's antics but he still didn't like being around him for a long period of time.

Naruto followed Hidan down the basement, hearing shouts of the others.

"Who was at the door?" Yahiko's voice sounded.

"Our little blonde and his friends." Kazuku stated with a smug voice.

"Really?" Kisame's excited voice came.

"I didn't take a shower yet, un!" Deidara's voice said.

"No one needs to know that." Zetsu said.

Naruto groaned. "Here we go."

He walked down more of the stairs and it was exactly how they were arranged the last time he came to visit. Yahiko greeted him with a hug. "If I knew you were coming over I would've gone grocery shopping."

"I sent Konan and Tobi out to get food." Nagato spoke this time.

Hidan sat on Kazuku's lap before he said. "Well, introduce yourselves."

Gaara said plainly. "Gaara Sabaku."

"Sasuke Uchiha."

"Sai." Sai placed a fake smile on his face.

"Welcome to our home! I'm leader and caretaker of Akatsuki. My name is Yahiko or you can call me papa!" he winked.

Naruto frowned. "No one is going to be calling you that!"

Yahiko pouted. "You used to call me that!"

"I only called you papa because you didn't give me your name until I was fifteen!" He glared a furious blush on his face.

"Awww! Father and son, rivalry was always my favorite past time." Kisame looked dreamily into the distance.

"Whatever! Get on with the fucking introductions!" Hidan yelled.

"Nagato." He said stonily.

"I'm Zetsu." He grinned.

"Temujin." He snorted.

"Kazuku and this here is my lovable lover Hidan." Hidan smacked him on the back of his head. "You're still sleeping on the couch, asshole!"

Kazuku faked a pout.


"You already know me." Menma responded softly.

"I'm Deidara, un. Nice to meet you! Naruto has told us a lot about you."

"Sasori." Sasori nodded at them.

Once introductions were all done they finally were able to sit down. Yahiko began to have a conversation with Gaara that seemed to serious for Naruto's liking. They were glaring at each other and smirking darkly in the corner. Sasuke found himself being questioned by Temujin and Sai was talking to Sasori and Deidara. Their socializing classes were paying off even though Sasuke still had a lot of work on.

When Tobi and Konan came back it became a bit louder. Kisame was trying his best to make Sasuke laugh but that wasn't happening when he spotted Tobi.

"Obito?" Sasuke asked and the room went silent.

"Sasuke." He greeted softly. Usually he was too hyper but sometimes when the situation called for it, Tobi could be serious.

"Why are you here?" Sasuke glared.

"I'm apart of Akatsuki. I go by the name of Tobi so don't call me Obito again." He warned, narrowing his eyes.

Everyone knew Tobi hated being called his birth name. He wanted nothing to do with the Uchihas and he was letting Sasuke know that. Sasuke analyzed him for a few seconds. "You were disowned?"

"Yes." He nodded.

Naruto sighed in relief as the tension slowly began to leave.

"Who wants pizza?" Kisame asked loudly.

Soon the sound level became back to normal and everyone started to enjoy themselves again. Sasuke began to silently converse with Tobi while Naruto starting walking to his boyfriend to see how he was doing.

"So what do you think?" Naruto asked.

Gaara glared at Yahiko and the orange haired man glared back. "I've gained a new friend."

Naruto shook his head. "Just don't do anything reckless."

"If I'm not mistaken, you're the reckless one." He said his gaze softening once he turned to look at him.

"Yeah. I don't need to be reminded. It's like I'm a lucky charm or something."

"No. As Neji would say, fate is on your side." Gaara smirked.

Naruto rolled his eyes but laughed anyway. It was funny because it's true. Neji did say that a lot and he wondered if the doctor had an obsession with fate because he seemed like it.

Gaara heard loud banging noises and a groan from Naruto. He decided to spend the night with him before he started looking for jobs tomorrow. He was grateful that Naruto opened so many opportunities so he wanted to pay him back somehow. Sasuke went over Neji's house and Sai stayed with all those Akatsuki members for the night. No one should be up at four in the morning. He reluctantly got out of bed and picked up his boxers. They ended up having sex as soon as they came back from Yahiko's house.

Gaara picked up his t-shirt and quickly threw it over his head. He heard the banging noises again starting to feel aggravated that his peaceful night was interrupted. He looked back at Naruto who was in a blissful sleep so he wasn't going to wake him up. Besides, Naruto needed to catch up on most of his sleep before he was assigned more patients at the institute. He walked back over to the bed and ran a hand gently through blonde spikes.

"I'll be back." He whispered.

Gaara quickly walked out the room, intending on showing his anger to whoever was knocking on the door like some lunatic. He unlocked the two top locks and the bottom lock before opening the door in fury. He glared at the person that dared to disturb him.

"Who the fuck are you?" the other red head glared at him.

Gaara's eyes widened, remembering this was Naruto's ex, Kyuubi. Getting over his initial shock a smirk formed on his face. Now was his chance to beat the shit out of him for calling him crazy.

"I should be asking the same question to you." He said his smirk widening.

"I'm here to see Naruto!"

"Really?" he raised an eyebrow at the blatant answer.

"I don't have to answer to you."

"If it's something concerning, Naruto then you have to." He folded his arms, smirk falling from his face.

"Who the hell do you think you are? Naruto's mine!" Kyuubi yelled within the quiet halls of the apartment building.

Gaara narrowed his eyes. Naruto didn't belong to anyone but his heart did. It was his and he wasn't letting go any time soon. Kyuubi was digging his own grave and he didn't care if he was famous or not. He unfolded his arms, fists balling at his sides with rage building up inside.

"He'll never be yours…forget it."

Kyuubi glared. "What you want to fight me? Bring it! You're nothing but a boy toy! You'll never amount up to me!"

Gaara grinned madly showing his teeth. He saw Kyuubi gulp but it was already too late.

Naruto felt his bed was empty and groggily sat up. He saw Gaara standing at the threshold of his bedroom door with a dangerous grin on his face.

"Gaara? Why are you out of bed?"

Gaara smiled. He was really starting to scare him. He usually only smiled when something went in his favor.

"No reason. Go back to sleep."

"Wasn't there banging on the door awhile ago? Who was it?" Naruto frowned sleepily.

"No one. They had the wrong address." He stepped into the room and climbed back into bed.

"I don't believe you but I'll drop it for now." Naruto curled back up to his boyfriend's side. He fell back asleep with Gaara's light kisses on his forehead.

"Today, the famous guitarist, Kyuubi was admitted to the Konoha General Hospital after getting into a fight this early morning. There aren't many comments but we'll soon be updated on his current condition…In other news…"

Naruto turned away from the television to look at Gaara and laughed. "I wonder who he pissed off. Kyuubi probably got into a fight with some homophobic at a club or something. Glad he isn't bothering me."

Gaara smirked. "Me too."

Snowysess: It's shorter than I planned because I deleted some things. If you want, I'll post up one-shots with Sai and Menma along with Sasuke and Neji. It's up to you if you want me to. Overall, I thank you for being with me on this long journey. Well, it wasn't that long but these chapters were the longest ones I ever typed. XD

I'll be making another Gaara/Naruto soon called Boys Play Rough. I have the summary on my profile.