A/N: Before you read this story (again) know that it is slightly AU/AR and it's because this was written before certain things happened in the anime/manga. Regardless, this is my story and while I'm trying to make it better, things will go as I wish for them to happen. Don't like, don't read. That brings me to the fact that this story is a YAOI (boy loves boy/boy fucks boy). There will also be a bit of INCEST (cousin loves cousin/possibly cousin fucks cousin). If yaoi or incest isn't your cup of tea, don't bash it. Just go read something else. If you're still here, enjoy.
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto because if I did, it would be a huge orgy without Sakura or Sasuke.
Chapter One: Nothing is Impossible
It was a cool spring day in May. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and one Uzumaki Naruto was more excited about this day than about free and unlimited miso ramen. For two years, Naruto had been dating his long time crush, Haruno Sakura, and today he was ready to take the next step with her. Today, he would show his unadulterated love for her in the form of a ring. He closed his eyes as visions of Sakura in a flowing white gown and images of a perfect ceremony of love floated through his mind. As the blond opened his eyes and continued toward the home of his beloved, he felt as though there was not a thing in the world that could bring him down from the high that he was on…
And then it happened.
'Impossible' was a foreign word to Naruto. Actually, it was that he had heard the word so many times that it had lost its meaning. He was told it was impossible for him to beat Kiba and Neji but he did it. Many thought it impossible for him to beat, let alone change, Gaara. Much to everyone's surprise, he did that too. He was told by Tsunade that it was impossible for him to master the rasengan in one week. Sure enough, he proved Tsunade wrong. Last but not least, he'd been told that it was impossible for him to bring Sasuke back to the village where he belonged. He did that too and once again made good on another promise he had made to himself and to others. With all that he had overcome, it was reasonable that the word 'impossible' and all of its synonyms had been removed from his vocabulary, but for some reason that was the only word that came to mind as he watched his beloved in the arms of his best friend. As he continued to mutely watch the act of passion between two of his most precious people, a memory filled his mind.
Two Months Ago
Naruto walked into a restaurant where his friends, Kiba and Neji, were waiting patiently for him. He had no idea what they had called him for, but he had a feeling that it wasn't going to be good.
"Naruto," Neji began. "We want to talk to you about your relationships with Sakura and Sasuke."
"What's wrong with my relationships with them?" the Uzumaki asked confused and apprehensive.
"We're worried that they're going to hurt you in some way," Kiba spoke looking at his blond counterpart cautiously.
The frog summoner laughed.
"I'm glad you think it's a laughing matter," Neji chided. "Maybe it'll make what we're about to say go down a little smoother."
Naruto took a seat. While he didn't want to hear such talk, he felt like he could at least pretend to hear his two friends out. That's when the boys started in on him.
"It's only a matter of time before he goes after her, you know?" Kiba said bluntly.
"Oh, come on, guys. Sakura and I have been going out for almost two years and Sasuke's only been back six months. There is no way that he'd sabotage me like that. He's my best friend for crying out loud! If that doesn't convince you that everything's okay, then think about how Sasuke never showed interest in Sakura." Naruto retorted quickly.
The blond was proud with his comeback, but the pride was soon snatched away.
"That means little in the grand scheme of things, Naruto. Sasuke hasn't truly given you any reason to trust him as blindly as you do. The same can't exactly be said of Sakura, but that doesn't mean she couldn't or wouldn't betray to get to Sasuke," the Hyuuga responded.
Naruto just looked at Neji and Kiba in utter disbelief. He knew that they cared for him as much he cared for them, but this was unbelievable. There was no way his best friend and sometimes rival would try to hurt him like that not to mention, his girlfriend. Why didn't Kiba and Neji accept that?
"Naruto, sometimes you have a tendency to ignore what's right in front of you. Let's not forget Sasuke is a very emotional person. We all know that jealousy and anger are driving forces in his life. It's something we've all witnessed firsthand," the byakugan user insisted.
"You'd have to be crazy to think that Sasuke isn't even a little jealous of you. You're ANBU and he's still just a genin. You are dating one of the smartest and most beautiful girls in Konoha, Sasuke's, despite the large fan club he once had, is still single. And most importantly, if you keep going at the rate you're going, you'll accomplish your dream of becoming hokage. Sasuke still hasn't managed to even come close to completing his dream of restoring his clan now that his brother is dead!" the dog nin exclaimed.
Neji and Kiba sighed as they looked at their lovable, but oblivious friend. Even with all they had said, he continued to shake his head and smile.
"Naruto," Neji said not wanting to continue because of how touchy the next subject was for himself, Kiba and especially the Uzumaki. "If the things we've already said don't convince you, why don't you look at how Sasuke left? He put a hole in your in your chest in his desperate need to gain power so that he could kill his brother."
"I've been waiting for you guys to seriously account for Sakura and you still haven't done that," chimed the blond.
The boy was losing interest in this conversation. As he began to rise, the Inuzuka pulled him back down.
"What do we really need to say about her? She and Ino were the leaders of his fan club, Naruto. Sakura personally begged you to go after Sasuke and bring him back for her own needs. What else is there to say?"
The ramen lover rolled his eyes. It had not escaped him how Sasuke had run out of the village, how he had tried so desperately to bring the sharingan user back and ended up failing with one minor scar to show for it, or that his girlfriend had once adored the Uchiha. All that didn't matter though. Time had marched on for everyone. Sakura now adored him and it was why they were dating now. Sasuke, for his part, had become somewhat nicer to the blond and was glad to put those days of hatred and jealousy behind him. The thought of the two of them betraying him was…there was some kind of word for it, but he couldn't think of it.
"While you have made some "valid" arguments," the jinchuuriki said making air quotes, "I can't continue to let you bash on my girlfriend and my best friend. Sakura, Sasuke, and I have let all the things that have happened in the past go and have moved on. I wish you guys would do the same."
Before Kiba and Neji could stop him, Naruto was out the door. They wish they could have just said they had already seen both Sasuke and Sakura messing around on the hokage wannabe, but without any visible evidence of the sort, the ramen lover would do as he had just done and walk off. They couldn't help but feel sorry at how trusting their friend was even so.
"They were right," the hokage-hopeful whispered as the memory faded from his mind's eye.
And what had started as the perfect day was ruined. Sullenly, Naruto walked away from the scene of betrayal, but soon he was running. He didn't know where he was going and he didn't care. He just ran.