Ok, you guys! Here's my newest Naruto story! I'm really excited about this one so I hope you like it! The pairings are Itachi and Naruto and one-sided Sasuke and Naruto! i would also like to take this moment to thank my wonderful beta, Destinee! She's the best EVER!

DISCLAIMER: Naruto doesn't bellong to me, hun, so get something better to do with your time that trying to catch me pretending it does.

Prologue

Strong arms pulled the blonde haired boy close, a face nuzzling into his locks. Sighing, the blonde blinked away the last of his tears and lifted his face to stare up at the majestic raven who held him. His voice came out softly, barely a murmur, but his companion easily caught every word.

"I don't think I can take this anymore. The taunts, the beatings, things being thrown at me, they're just too much…"

"Then come away with me, Naruto. We can go someplace far away and no one will ever find us. I'd make sure of it."

The blonde gaped openly at the serious face of the man holding him, hardly daring to believe the words he'd yearned to hear were coming out of his mouth. His hands gripped the raven's shirt tightly, afraid that it was all a dream or some cruel joke.

"You'd do that for me? You'd give up everything?" Reality settled in to the blonde's mind. "I can't let you do that! None of the villagers have any idea who the real me is. You're the only person who truly cares and can make everything better. You're the only one who's ever made the pain go away. Yet I can't do anything for you! So I won't let you give up everything just for someone like me."

The man caught hold of Naruto's chin and kissed him softly.

"Everything? My dear, the only thing I have anymore is you. You are the only thing that matters. I would be giving up nothing and even gaining more time with my beloved. What you seem to think of as such a great sacrifice is in fact nothing more than an act of my own selfish desires to keep you all to myself. Why should I have to share you with those," he paused as he seemed to search for an appropriate term, "…wretches who would hurt you anyway they can. We could leave right now if you wish, and I could not be happier."

The boy's bright blue eyes gazed up hopefully at his companion.

"Really, Itachi?"

The older Uchiha gave a miniscule smile and pressed his lips to Naruto's forehead.

"Of course. Have you learned nothing in all the time we have been together, little one? I love you, Naruto. I would do anything for you."

The blonde smiled sedately at his love, not nearly as hyper and uncontrolled as his persona made him seem. His idiocy was just a mask he wore to fool those in the village who felt extremely threatened by him.

"I love you, too, Itachi. Of course I'd be overjoyed to come with you if that's what you want." The Uchiha's expression barely shifted, but Naruto could tell that he was very happy. "However, I can't leave just yet…"

Itachi's eyes narrowed.

"Why not? Has someone hurt you? Have they threatened you? You know I can take care of them for you, Naruto."

The young ninja smiled at his love's protectiveness. It never failed to cheer him up and make him feel wanted.

"No, it's nothing like that. I have my Land of Waves mission tomorrow. It's gonna be pretty boring and simple, but I want a chance to say goodbye to my team. I know I haven't been with them long, but they've been a lot better to me than the rest of the village. I won't let slip that I'm leaving, but I want to make sure that they know I care about them before I go. They should know how much I appreciate everything they have done for me, even if they weren't aware they were doing anything."

The raven nodded in complete understanding, wishing he'd been able to tell his brother how much he'd cared instead of making the boy hate him.

"Alright. I will came back to meet you at the end of your mission then. I fear my little brother won't be at all glad to find you gone, but if you make the most of this mission, perhaps he will find it easier to deal with."

Naruto nodded, curling up against the man's warm, solid chest.

"I hope so. He was hurt a lot when you left…"

"Yes…He was hurt, but at least he was alive. I'm still grateful that the Hokage granted me at least that much. He was innocent. Sasuke has not deserved the suffering placed upon him."

The blonde snaked his arms around his beloved, sending his silent support.

That's it, y'all! You better send me reviews!