Shelly's note: Oh my gosh, final chapter, never thought it would happen...yay!
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Chapter 31: Call Your Name
Naruto was once again at his door. Sasuke didn't know how many times he was going to see the blonde, but he figured it was going to be until he said that he moved on or until he took him back. "What do you want Naruto?" he once again asked the blond, although he already knew the answer.
"We both know the answer to that question," the blonde replied.
"You're too late," Sasuke said. "I've moved on." It was a lie but Sasuke needed the heartbreak to be done.
"You're lying," he said as he looked at the raven, who couldn't even meet his eyes.
"What?" Sasuke asked.
"You can't even look me in the eye; you always look at me when you tell the truth," Naruto said.
"No I don't," Sasuke said.
"Just like you wouldn't look at me when you told me you were indifferent toward me," the blond said.
"Naruto," Sasuke said.
"What's his name?" Naruto asked. "When did you meet him?"
"Naruto please just stop," Sasuke said.
"Why don't you answer the questions?" the blond asked as he looked at the dark haired man standing across from him.
"Because there is no one else," Sasuke said.
"That's what I thought," Naruto said. "Why lie to me?"
"Because I can't do this anymore," Sasuke said his face filled with sorrow. "Can't you see what you're doing to me?"
"I could say the same thing," Naruto said.
"I still care for you, I really do, but I can't go there again," Sasuke said.
"Why not?" Naruto protested.
"You weren't even going to tell me last time and I can't be there the entire time this time, I don't know that I can trust you," Sasuke said.
"You don't understand, I've seen what there is to lose you now. I know what life without you is like now, how miserable it is. Why would I risk that?" Naruto asked.
Sasuke frowned and looked down as he mumbled, "I think you should go."
"You can't just kick me out every time you're close to giving in, that's not fair."
"It is for my heart," Sasuke said. "Now, leave."
Juugo walked in the house shortly after Naruto left to find Sasuke curled up on the couch staring at the door. "Are you okay?" he asked.
"I almost gave in," Sasuke said. "I was almost one of those stupid people who gives in and goes back to the person even after they are cheated on."
"Why?" Juugo asked.
"Because, I can say without any hesitation, even after everything he's done, I love him," Sasuke said. "How pathetic am I?"
"Wasn't it you who wrote a song about second chances?" Juugo asked.
"That's totally different," Sasuke said.
"I'm just saying, everyone deserves them, not just you," Juugo said. "However if we're still not liking him, just let me know."
"What do you know," Sasuke mumbled.
"You asked Suigetsu for a second chance, remember?" Juugo asked.
"I was drunk," Sasuke said.
"And that can't happen more than once?" he responded.
Sasuke frowned as he said, "But what about his reputation."
"If you love the guy so much, then who cares, be the one to change him and keep him away from the girl," Juugo said. "Or we could kill him for hurting you."
"We're not killing him," Sasuke said with a warning look.
"Okay, we're not killing him," Juugo confirmed.
"I'm just so confused, I need to think," Sasuke said.
"I can't go back empty handed," Naruto said to Kiba when he got to their next concert destination.
"What you're going to bring him candy?" Kiba looked amused, as did Shino, who was next to Kiba. It seemed that ever since they had gotten together they had been almost inseparable.
"No, I'm going to write him a song," Naruto said.
"You haven't written a serious song in years," Kiba said.
"It's going to be about Sasuke, I think the lyrics should just come right out," Naruto said.
"If you say so," Kiba said.
"Thanks for the support," Naruto said.
"I'm just saying, you remember how the last relationship you wrote a song for ended up, right?" he asked.
"I plan on showing the song to the person this time," Naruto said with a glare.
"Good luck," Kiba laughed.
Sasuke was expecting the same argument when Naruto showed up the next week. However, it was different. "What are you doing here?" Sasuke asked yet again.
"I just came to say something, after that, I'll be out of your life," Naruto said.
Sasuke looked shocked, "What?"
"If you want me gone after you hear what I have to say, then I'll be gone forever," Naruto repeated. Sasuke had thought that the day Naruto would be gone forever would never come and yet it was presenting itself in front of him. "But first, I wrote you a song that I want you to hear," Naruto said.
Sasuke could only nod, as he was still in shock. He didn't know what was happening. His heart didn't really want the blond gone forever and his brain was still trying to process how this was happening.
Naruto grabbed Sasuke's guitar from the corner of the room and sat down on the couch. He signaled Sasuke to sit down too, which he did. The blond stared at him as he started to play the song.
Sasuke looked at Naruto. He could see the blonde looking at him with love in his eyes. He couldn't believe that Naruto had gone through so much trouble as to write him a song so that he could try to win him back.
Naruto felt that he was one of causes that Sasuke was so sad. He knew that if he hadn't hurt Sasuke then they would still be happy. Every day he wished that he could take it back, although he knew that he couldn't.
Everything in their lives was one big complicated situation. From Sasuke's family to Naruto's reputation, everything complicated their relationship in some form. Naruto didn't want to be like Sasuke's father, he didn't want to leave scars. All he wanted to do was show Sasuke what was on his heart.
Naruto knew that Sasuke's walls could only fall down so far. He knew that he couldn't ask Sasuke to trust him completely because that would be asking too much. Naruto knew that Sasuke had been hurt and that every time he got hurt he built up his walls higher, he saw it happen with Suigetsu.
Sasuke didn't know what to make of the song. He didn't know what he was going to say when the song was done. He knew he wasn't ready never to see Naruto ever again. But he didn't think his heart was ready to be with him either.
Naruto finished the song and looked at Sasuke. He paused before he said anything. "I love you, more than I have anyone in my life. However, I understand if after what I done you never want to see me again," the blond said. Sasuke was speechless; he closed his eyes and looked down. Naruto shifted uncomfortably in his chair as he said, "Please, just say something."
"How could we ever have a real relationship?" Sasuke asked.
Naruto seemed surprised, "What?"
"You'd be on the road and I'm working so my band can be a success, we'll be separate; how can we be together?" Sasuke asked.
"We can make it work," Naruto said. "Celebrity couples do it all the time." Sasuke was silent. Naruto looked down and said, "I understand, I guess I'll just leave you alone then." He got up and started to leave.
As Sasuke saw Naruto starting to walk out his front door he quickly stood up and said, "You won't break my heart this time?"
Naruto stopped and looked at Sasuke, "I'd be stupid to ever hurt you again."
"You know, if you do, I have a roommate who's already offered to kill you," Sasuke smirked.
Naruto smiled, "I better be on my best behavior then."
Sasuke couldn't help to kiss Naruto, forcing the door closed as he deepened the kiss. "I've missed you," Naruto said in between kisses. Naruto quickly turned them so that he was in control. He kissed the raven deeply and passionately, his tongue exploring every part of his mouth that he'd missed since they'd broken up. His hands were exploring every part of Sasuke's body that they could reach, as if he were trying to make sure the moment was real and Sasuke doing the same to Naruto.
"I've missed you too," Sasuke said as he pulled away and leaned against the door.
By leaving home Sasuke found that second chances were worth taking. By trusting his heart to Naruto, he could only hope that they were worth giving too.
Song: Call Your Name by Daughtry