When we End…

"Oi, oi! How long do you think we'll be together?"

"Hn? What kind of question is that?"

"I was just thinking…"

"There's your problem."

"I'm serious, Teme. How long?"

"Do you plan on leaving me anytime soon?"


"Then…I guess we'll be together for a long time, Baka."

"Good. Cause I never wanna break up."

"Yea…I love you too."

Peace and quiet…how nice this was… "NARUTO!" The voice that made him jump and fall out of bed yelled. How the hell she got in frightened him. He was sure he locked the door. But now that his peaceful serenity had been scared off and replaced with a bump on his head from the impact with the ground he decided to see why she was screaming his name.

The boy stood up catching a glimpse of himself in the mirror. His ever spiky blonde hair in more of an array then usual. His blue eyes seemed brighter as well, but they usually did when he's just woken up. "Eh? Sakura-chan? What are you doing here so early in the morning?" He asked after opening the door to his bedroom.

"Morning?" She asked looking at the clock. "Naruto, it's already one in the afternoon. You're gonna screw up your sleeping pattern."

"I wasn't asleep. I was relaxing." He argued then added under his breath. "So much for that."

"Fine! I won't tell you." She pouted turning sharply away from him.

He sighed. "Fine with me. I'll go back to bed." He joked.

"Naruto!" She objected.

"What is it you wanted to tell me, Sakura-chan?" The blonde asked finally and her face immediately lit up.

"Guess who is getting married?" She asked.

"Um…Ino?" He guessed to which she made a face. "Hinata? Tenten? Temari? Gaara? Shikamaru? Neji? Lee…"

"Naruto!" She yelled cutting him off from what she was sure he was doing on purpose. Then she smiled again unable to hold in her excitement and showed off the ring on her left hand.

"Oh my gosh! Who'd you steal that from?!" He asked.

She glared at him only this time her smile didn't waver. "Kiba proposed yesterday. We're getting married in three weeks! Three weeks can you believe it?!"

"I don't have to squeal and dance around with you do I?" He asked.

"Nope! Ino and I already did that." She replied.

"Good then. Congrats!" He exclaimed giving her a hug which she returned giddily.

"I'm so excited! We're gonna have an engagement party this Saturday, and we're gonna get married in the woods, so Kiba's thinking about renting a cabin and we're gonna have a small wedding and everyone involved with the wedding can stay there until after the ceremony! He wants to have the honeymoon in Kirigakure! It'll be the best!"

"Does sound great." He replied sitting down on his couch with her taking a seat next to him.

Her excitement seemed to fade suddenly and she looked at him. "There's just one little catch." She began.

"Catch?" He asked, trying to figure out what the "catch" would be and coming up with nothing.

"We want all our friends there."

"Okay…I'm sure there's a cabin for all of us…"

"No, I mean all our friends. Down to the very last black haired, black eyed males." She said hoping he'd catch the hint.

"You mean Sai?" He asked.

"No!" She yelled. "Well, yea he's invited too, but I'm talking about a different black haired male with black eyes and a velvet voice and…for God's sake man! I'm talking about Sasuke. S. to the A. to the S.U.K.E.! SASUKE!"

Naruto stared at her for a long time in a silence unusual for the blonde.

"Naruto?" She asked.


"Are you okay?" She asked.

He blinked a couple times. "Yea."

"Then why are you giving me one-syllable answers?"

He shrugged.

"My God man! Snap out of it!" She exclaimed snapping her fingers in front of his face.

"And he absolutely has to be there?" Naruto asked finally.

"Naruto please! Please, please, please! It would mean so much to me. Please, please, please don't ruin this for me. I want my friends there, so please promise me you won't start anything?"

"Me? Start anything?" He asked.


"Got it! One three week vacation that I won't ruin for you! We're both matured adults. I promise! There will be no fights picked on my part!" Naruto announced giving her the thumbs up.

She stared him down for a moment before sighing. "Thanks"

"No prob! Anything for, Sakura-chan!"

Meanwhile in Otogakure.

"And you promise you won't pick a fight with Naruto?" Kiba's voice asked from the work phone Sasuke was holding up to his ear.

"Why would I pick a fight with him?" Sasuke asked running a hand through his black hair and leaning back in his chair.

"You know very well why."

"Naruto and I are both mature adults. Naruto a little less so cause he's a dumbass, but I'm sure we can get through three weeks without tearing each others throats out."

The silver haired male in the seat opposite his desk snickered a little.


"You have my word."

"Your word means shit…"

"You have my word that I'll at least try."

"Alright. So, I guess I'll see you this Saturday."

"Yea. See you then." Sasuke replied and hung up the phone.

"Socializing at work." Suigetsu tsked his lavender eyes full of amusement.

"You can shut it." Sasuke warned.

"So you're leaving me in charge for three weeks huh Leader-sama?" He asked.

"Yea, just don't let my Dad know I'm gone. He'll kill me if he finds out I left you in charge for a month."

"Ah, don't you love it that even after your Father's retired he still hangs onto your every movement with a lecture at the ready."

"No." Sasuke answered bluntly.

"That was sarcasm." Suigetsu mentioned.

"I know I just like fucking with you."

Suigetsu snickered at him. "So you're gonna go back?"

"Why wouldn't I?"


Sasuke was quiet for a long moment which Suigetsu didn't note as all too unusual. "It's been five years since I last spoke to him. We should both have matured and become completely over it."

"You sure you're over it?" Suigetsu asked.

"Don't you have work to do?" Sasuke asked.

"Alright, alright, I'll leave. But, I'd think about bailing out if I were you." Suigetsu added shutting the door after him.

Sasuke let out a breath as soon as the door closed. No, he could do this. He was completely over it. He closed his eyes and let out another shaky breath. "I can do this."

"Oi, oi! How long do you think we'll be together?" Naruto asked flopping down on his couch.

"Hn? What kind of question is that?" Sasuke asked as the blonde grabbed his wrist pulling him down next to him.

"I was just thinking…" He began to explain.

"There's your problem." Sasuke interrupted.

"I'm serious, Teme. How long?" The blonde asked actually sounding serious.

Sasuke thought for a moment. "Do you plan on leaving me anytime soon?" He asked.

"No." Naruto answered.

"Then…I guess we'll be together for a long time, Baka."

"Good. Cause I never wanna break up."

"Yea…I love you too." Sasuke replied kissing Naruto on the cheek.

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