A/N – Drabble-ish thing inspired by the most recent Shippuden episode; the second one of the new Kage Summit Arc (yay, finally here! Fillers are over!)

The dialogue isn't exactly word-to-word, but it's more or less what comes in the episode.

Italics are Naruto's thoughts. Some of the stuff is also like his 'dream sequence'

God, he's pining after Sasuke so much, it's heart-breaking X3 I personally thought that episode had so much implicit SasuNaru-ness…

Rated M-ish for naughty thoughts =P

Disclaimer – I don't own Naruto. Wish I owned Itachi though. He's so sexy.

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"I can't do it," Naruto choked, "I can't betray him…"

Even if he betrayed me.

"What?" Karui growled, golden eyes narrowing, "How can you say that! You have to tell me everything you know about him!"

Everything I know about him? I don't even know him half as well as I wish I did.

"I know it's selfish," Naruto said, his voice dropping to a whisper, "But I – I can't sell him out…"

His throat clogged up and he felt a strange leaping feeling in his stomach, like toad summons.

It was selfish, he knew. But Sasuke –

When it came to Sasuke, things were different.

Even though he would sell me out without thinking.

"Your Sasuke is the one who started all of this!" Karui screeched, "What the hell am I supposed to do with all this, with all of my anger?"

My Sasuke?

Naruto's breath caught in his throat, as the words rang in his ears.

My Sasuke.

He's mine.

His brain went into a daze, and he let Karui punch him, hard, on the face, her fists trembling with anger and packed with chakra.

It hurt – the Kyuubi growled from within his mind with protest, grumbling about the chakra it would waste to heal everything.

Even if it didn't heal, Naruto would take the punches for Sasuke.

For his Sasuke.

He may have betrayed the village, and everyone may want to kill him, but I won't let them because he's my friend.

BAM! BAM!

Karui's incessant pounding cracked his cheekbone, his jaw.

Mine.

Sasuke is mine.

BAM!

Not Orochimaru's.

BAM!

Not Itachi's.

BAM!

Not Madara's.

BAM!

Mine.

"You idiot!" Karui shrieked, "Why won't you say something?"

Naruto filtered her voice out, almost detaching himself from his body as Karui thrashed him again and again.

He didn't mind the pain, not if it was for Sasuke. He was probably a masochist that way.

BAM!

Sasuke…

BAM!

Naruto's mind wandered, to what it would be like, if Sasuke came back to the village. They'd be friends, they'd train together, go to Ichiraku's for ramen together…

BAM!

Maybe he can stay over at my place…

BAM!

He thought about Sasuke, as Karui punched him, thought about the last time they'd met at Orochimaru's hideout.

He thought about how hard Sasuke's chest felt pressed against his own, the feeling of Sasuke's breath ghosting over his cheek, as malevolent words were whispered into his ear.

BAM!

Sasuke's eyes had been dark, beautiful dark pools, until they bled over with the Sharingan. He'd gotten taller, his shoulder's broader…

BAM!

He'd still had the same face, with those perfect sharp features, smooth pale skin, an arrogant coldness radiating from his figure…

BAM!

He was handsome, extremely handsome. Naruto knew that. And it felt sososo good to be pressed against him like that. Naruto hadn't been able to speak, or move. He had been paralysed, as shock – and maybe something more – washed over his body as Sasuke held him close, katana poised to kill.

BAM!

Maybe he wouldn't have minded Sasuke killing him… it wouldn't be so bad to have his blood spilt on Sasuke's hands…

BAM!

Though there were more intimate things he'd want with Sasuke's hands, though Naruto didn't dare entertain that train of thought.

BAM! BAM!

It came to him at night sometimes, sending shivers down his body and sending pools of heat coursing downwards, but he would blush in the dark and divert his mind to ramen, to training, to Sakura, to anything just to get it away.

BAM! BAM!

But right now… right now, Naruto was aching all over, he could barely see with the swelling around his eyes – and he stared straight ahead, blissfully unaware of the pain as he allowed himself to give in to the thoughts that were constantly tugging at his mind.

BAM! BAM!

My Sasuke…

BAM! BAM!

He imagined Sasuke punching him, beautiful eyes narrow and glaring, his face drawn into a sneer. The sneer faded away to a smirk, and then Sasuke was leaning down…

BAM! BAM!

His breath was on Naruto's lips, and his hands were trailing down Naruto's neck, over his collar-bone, pulling at the zipper.

BAM! BAM!

Lips pressed against his, before trailing soft kisses over uncovered skin, as hands wandered, fingers trailing…

BAM! BAM!

Sasuke's eyes were half-lidded, his gaze less hateful and more lustful.

BAM! BAM!

Teeth sank into skin, but it was an amazing, amazing feeling.

BAM! BAM!

Hands pressed firmly into his back, trailing down, down…

BAM! BAM!

His pants slid off, and the pale hands were on his throbbing member now, the dark eyes gazing into his own.

BAM! BAM!

The hands moved – up – down – up – down – but he'd pull away just a second too soon, a smirk pulling at his lips.

BAM! BAM!

"Naruto," his voice was hoarse, laced with an angry edge, but it didn't matter….

BAM! BAM!

Lips, and a tongue – a glorious wet tongue, trailing down his stomach, over the swirling seal, and down until-

BAM! BAM!

Sasuke! Sasuke! Sasuke!

BAM! BAM!

Hn… dobe…

BAM!

Don't stop, you bastard!

BAM!

…usuratonkachi… you're always in such a hurry…

BAM!

Oh, fuck, Sasuke!

BAM!

I – I think I –

BAM!

Karui heaved, breathing heavily, as she stared at the boy below her. Naruto seemed like he was in some sort of dream.

She'd been beating him for ten minutes now, but he still lay there limply, unflinching, not even bothering to stop or dodge her blows.

BAM!

Harder, Sasuke, harder!

BAM!

Faster, you asshole!

BAM!

Moron, this is fucking fast!

BAM!

Karui sighed – she didn't know what this Naruto boy had for that delinquent Sasuke, but it must have been pretty special for him to take so many hits on his behalf.

BAM! BAM!

You're my closest friend…

BAM! BAM!

Naruto, why would you go so far for me?

BAM! BAM!

You wanted to be Hokage right? Why waste your time chasing after me…

BAM! BAM!

Because you acknowledged me!

BAM!

Because you're my friend!

BAM!

I won't let you break this bond Sasuke, because I-

BAM!

You're mine.

BAM!

"Aaaargh!" Karui screamed in frustration, "Damnit, what the hell is your problem! This Sasuke of yours is going to start a war and-"

She stopped abruptly, staring at the unbelievable sight below her.

Naruto, his face battered and bludgeoned, blood streaming down his nose and mouth, was smiling.

She sighed; she'd never quite get it.

Nobody would.

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A/N – abrupt ending, I know. It's just this random thing I had to get out of my system.

Karui really did refer to him as 'your Sasuke' just this once. It made me squeal! =D

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