So I wrote this back in 2006. I just found it in a notebook, and decided to go ahead and type it up. There's a little note on the top of the paper that says it's based towards the beginning of the series.

As you all should know.. I don't own a thing.


It had been a normal day, for the most part. If anything, it could even be considered so normal of a day that it was unusual. Kakashi-Sensei had given them the day off, so Naruto found himself on the path towards his favorite ramen shop. He hadn't gotten very far when he ran into Sasuke.

"Move, Sasuke." He growled. The Uchiha was the last person he wanted to see. Lately, it seemed every time he tried to do something even remotely cool to impress Sakura-Chan, Sasuke got in the way and had taken all the glory for himself.

"Move yourself." The dark haired boy grunted in return.

Naruto quenched his fist, and pointed his other at the boy in front of him, a scowl playing on his lips. "What's your problem!?" He demanded. "Why are you always in my way!? Every time I try to do something, there you are! Always one step ahead and stopping me. Why won't you ever let me do anything!?"

Sasuke stared at him for a minute before rolling his eyes and began walking in the opposite direction that Naruto had been heading in.

But the Hokage-to-be wouldn't have that. He began following Sasuke. "Hey! I asked you a question. Sasuke! Answer me!"

Sasuke stopped. Naruto stopped a few feet behind him. When his team mate turned to face him, Naruto gasped. His normally cold, hard eyes were showing emotion. His expression was almost hesitant, as though he were afraid. It was so ridiculously out of character, it scared the blonde.

Suddenly Sasuke's hand enclosed around Naruto's wrist. Quickly looking around to make sure that no one was there, he pulled Naruto into an alley.

"W-what are you doing?" Naruto asked.

"You want to know why?" Sasuke demanded.

Naruto nodded.

Sasuke looked at him, and for a split second, Naruto could have sworn he had seen the other boy smile. Then, before he knew what was happening, Sasuke took a few more steps toward him pushing him up against the side of a building. And then he pressed his lips to Naruto's.

They were gone as quickly as they had came, but there was no mistaken what had just happened.

"Sasukeā€¦?"

"That's why. You wanted to know. I've lost everyone I've ever cared about, and I won't lose you too."

Naruto's blue eyes widened as Sasuke backed away and began to leave the alley.

Naruto gently touched his lips, before gasping lightly and calling after the older boy. "Sasuke!"

He got no response.

"Sasuke you jerk! That was my first kiss!"

Sasuke stopped, but only momentarily. Then he left the alley all together, leaving a very confused Uzumaki Naruto behind.