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"Damn you idiot! Put a shirt on!" Sasuke glared at Naruto.
"Why? Does my sexiness bother you?" Naruto danced around the team as they walked.
Sasuke's glare darkened. Sakura bit her lip to keep from laughing.
"Naruto," She said softly, "You should just put your shirt on. It's not that hot out."
They males looked at her. She simply shrugged. Little white lie, no big deal, her eyes said. But it was a big deal. The sun beat down on them, the windless air burned at their skin. It was hot, and that was an understatement.
The team had been walking for a few hours when the heat reached them, their pace had slowed and Naruto had eventually removed his shirt. Sasuke had caught Sakura looking at Naruto's abs and his glare at the blonde had been in place since.
"Come, Sakura, walk with me. Hold my hand and you can touch my sexy bod, even kiss my rock solid-OW! Teme why'd you do that?" Naruto rubbed his stomach where Sasuke had left an angry red mark.
"Don't seem very rock solid to me." Sasuke smirked. His hand found Sakura's again and he continued walking, pulling a shocked Sakura along.
Naruto let out a laugh. The group continued to walk.
"It's going to rain." Kakashi said. The others looked up at the perfectly clear, blue sky, then they turned their gazes to Kakashi.
"Old fart. Going crazy." Naruto rolled his eyes. He jogged his way in front of Sasuke and Sakura. He began walking backwards. The others followed.
Naruto looked at Sasuke, smirked, then gave Sakura his best fox smile. Sakura couldn't hold in her giggles as Naruto flexed his pecks, showed off his arms, and wiggled his butt.
Sasuke took Sakura's laugh as a sign that she liked what the idiot was doing. He was getting ready to start the blonde boy on fire when the rain hit.
It came fast and hard. The cold drops stung their skin.
Kakashi's eye crinkled. "Somehow 'I told you so' doesn't cover it."
The others glared at him.
"There's a small village through that path." Sai pointed to the left of them. They all trucked through the mud in that direction.
They arrived at a small village. They found the only Inn and walked to the front desk.
"Holy…people." The young male at the desk stared at the new comers. "Uh…checking in?"
"Yes do you have rooms available?" Kakashi asked. The male left for a minute then returned.
"We have one room that's ready for people to stay in. It has two full size beds and a pull out couch, is that alright?"
"Perfect." Kakashi took a set a keys and they went to the room. It was decent size. Two beds, a sitting area and a bathroom.
Sakura immediately walked into the bathroom. She dropped her bag and got in the shower. She exited the bathroom a half hour later. Her team members were stretched out in various places eating.
She plopped down by Sai and picked at the food they ordered. The storm raged on outside. Sakura finally got up, her small feet carried her to the bed next to the bathroom wall. She crawled under the covers her back to the males.
"Uh…" Naruto scratched his head. Sai casually laid on the couch. Kakashi moved to the extra bed. Sasuke and Naruto locked eyes, then turned to look at the bed with Sakura in it.
Naruto got up and ran at the bed, he was mid air to the bed when Sasuke grabbed him. Naruto was flung to the floor.
"Don't even think about going near her." Sasuke's voice was monotone, but firm.
"Bastard. She isn't yours." Naruto grumbled. "What if I want to sleep with her, hold her. What if I kissed her?"
Sasuke glare was borderline Sharigan. "Shut the fuck up dobe." He pulled off his shirt and whipped it at Naruto. The blonde caught it and bunched it up to sleep on.
Sasuke rolled his eyes and turned to the bed. He paused then looked behind him. The others males had closed their eyes.
Sasuke hesitated. He heard a soft giggle, then Sakura reached one arm behind her to pull back the covers by Sasuke.
His eyes widened, then relaxed. He let out a sigh. Sasuke slipped into the cool sheets. He rested on his back, Sakura was on her side, her back to the male.
Sasuke wasn't sure how long he stayed in that position listening to Naruto snore. He glanced at Kakashi and Sai, both were asleep. He carefully looked at Sakura.
Her body rose and fell in a slow, steady rhythm.
'Damn it. Don't think about her. Just go to sleep.' Sasuke told himself.
He attempted to sleep, but two hours later he knew he couldn't. He would just have to do it.
Slowly, he turned his body to the girl beside him. His hand inched its way to her waist, it hand rested above her body. Suddenly Sakura rolled over.
Right into Sasuke's arms. She buried her head in his neck, and tangled her legs with his. Sasuke let a smirk play on his lips as he wrapped his arms securely around her. He rested his chin on her pink locks.
Sleep came easily, almost immediately to Sasuke.
"Gotta pee." Naruto sat straight up.
The sun was shining into the room. The clock on the wall read 6:15 AM. Naruto stumbled his way to the bathroom.
When he exited the bathroom he stopped at the end of the first bed.
"Holy hell." Naruto mumbled.
Sasuke and Sakura were…tangled. They had kicked off the covers, their legs were so twisted, Naruto could hardly tell where they ended.
Sasuke's hand had disappeared under Sakura's oversized shirt. His remaining hand was buried in her hair. Sakura's left hand was also lost in the others hair, her right hand was desperately spread across Sasuke's muscular chest.
Their foreheads and tips of their noses were touching.
Naruto glanced at Kakashi, he two was awake and now staring at the couple. Sai walked up beside Naruto.
"The honeymoon went better then we expected I see." Sai whispered. The others nodded.
"But this is when they are sleeping. Things may be different when they wake." Kakashi said.
"One way to find out." Naruto sucked in a breath.
"HOLY SHIT! MY VIRGIN EYES!" Naruto screamed.
Sasuke and Sakura sat up, wide eyed. Naruto smirked and purposefully stared at Sakura's bare legs. Sasuke followed his eyes.
"Damn pervert." Sasuke mumbled as he reached to pull the covers over Sakura.
"You wanna talk about perverts?" Naruto said, "Let's talk about where your hand is."
Everyone looked to Sasuke's arm. They followed it to under Sakura's shirt. Sakura blushed . Sasuke pulled his hand away mumbling an apology. He couldn't look her in the eye.
"Lets get going." Kakashi said.
They all got dressed, packed up everything and left.
The walk home was silent, borderline awkward. When they arrived at Konoha's gates they entered and headed to Tsunade's tower.
"Get your asses in here!" Tsunade's voice rang out just as Kakashi was about to knock. They walked in and sat down.
"First off, well done. Secondly…well no, that's about it. Leave." Tsunade waved her hand at the door.
"Wait, you aren't going to tell us what was going on at that hotel?" Naruto asked.
"Wasn't that your job to find that out?" Came their leaders reply.
Nobody said anything. Tsunade let out a soft laugh then pulled out a file.
"The man everyone called 'Boss' began stealing from clients of the hotel, jewels, money you name it. As long as he could make a profit, he took it. But people began talking, complaining they were missing things. So the men turned to kidnapping people and silencing them. And then making everything look like an accident" Tsunade paused to look at them.
"The camera's were installed at first to see where people kept their valuables, but they were later used to see if ninja's had checked into the hotel."
"Hmm…I still say its sick that they watched people." Sakura said. Tsunade gave her an agreeing smile.
She dismissed the team, allowing them time before they were assigned another mission.
For the next week none saw each other.
Naruto spent time with Hinata, Kakashi trained and read. Sai painted often. While Sasuke trained all day. He began early and ended late. He couldn't sleep, sitting still wasn't an option either.
Much to his dismay, every thought he had lead to that pink haired ninja. He hadn't seen since they returned. She spent almost every minute working at the hospital.
Sasuke shook his head and rolled over in his bed.
'Fuck. How could just a few nights with her do this to me?' He thought. Sasuke smashed his head into his pillow.
His mind played images of Sakura until he couldn't take it any longer. He got up, found his clothes and left his house.
He walked through the empty streets until he found his destination. He was none too gentle when he banged his fist against the door.
"What the bloody-OW!" Sasuke rolled his eyes.
The door opened to reveal a half naked, half awake Naruto.
"Sasuke?" Naruto rubbed his eyes. "Look man, you're real easy on the eyes and all, but I'm just not into that."
Sasuke made a disgusted face. "If I was gay, I sure as hell wouldn't be at your door, dumbass. Get dressed. I want to train."
"Train? It's three AM, I don't want to go anywhere but to my bed. And you're not invited I might add." Naruto said.
It was silent for awhile. Sasuke stared at his feet.
"…Uh,…whoa." Sasuke's eyes strayed to the wall behind the blonde.
"Did you just say-"
"Naruto." Sasuke growled out stopping Naruto's sentence.
"Ok, Ok, don't get your panties in a bunch." Naruto said as he went back into his apartment. He returned a minute later.
The pair walked in silence to the training grounds.
"So…are you gonna explain why we are out here?" Naruto asked once they arrived.
Sasuke didn't reply. He activated his sharigan. Naruto took his stance, realizing he'd be on the defense most the time.
'I wonder what's eating at him?' Naruto thought as they began to fight.
The boys battled until the sun rose. They stopped to catch their breath at the same time. Naruto, hands on knees, looked around.
The grounds were covered with every type of weapon and trees lay split in two. Naruto's blue eyes found Sasuke.
He was standing tall, but breathing hard. His dark eyes were far away.
Naruto noticed Sasuke's left hand was clenched in a fist.
Then it hit Naruto.
"Sakura." He Said. Sasuke immediately turned to look at him.
"You're in love with Sakura." Naruto smirked.
Naruto expected a 'Hell no.' or even a 'Fuck off.' But he did not expect Sasuke to plop down on the ground, head in his hands.
"What am I going to do?" Sasuke whispered. Naruto sat down beside him.
"You're going to take damn good care of her." Naruto said.
"And if she doesn't want me to?" Sasuke replied.
Naruto chuckled. "When have you ever done what people want?"
Sasuke didn't reply.
"She loves you too." Naruto replied softly.
Sasuke tilted his head back.
"Just go tell her." Sasuke nodded and stood.
He walked to the hospital where he knew she would be. The nurse said Sakura was scheduled for three surgeries and couldn't be bothered.
With that said Sasuke exited the building.
"Good night Miss Sakura." The young girl at the desk said. Sakura gave a smile and a soft wave.
Sakura exited the hospital, it was dark out. She glanced back at the clock by the door, one AM. She shook her head.
'Damn 18 hours in that place. I need a new job.' Sakura thought as she stretched.
Sakura jumped and sucked in a breath. She spun around to see Sasuke leaning against a tree.
"What are you doing here?" She walked to him.
"For me?" He nodded once. "For how long?"
"You had been working for an hour when I arrived." He shrugged. Sakura stared at him. He had arrived at 8 AM, 17 hours ago.
"Why the hell did you wait that long?" She asked.
"Hn." He made his way back to the road. He stopped and looked back at her. He raised his left hand out to her.
She sighed, walked to him and slipped her hand into his. They began to walk. Four blocks down Sakura tried to turn left, but Sasuke kept pulling her along.
"Sasuke, what are you doing? I live right there!"
Sasuke didn't reply. Sakura was too tired to argue. She allowed the male to pull her.
They walked a while more until they reached the large Uchiha gates.
"Um…What's going on?" Sakura nervously asked.
"Hn." Sasuke continued to pull her towards the center of the grounds.
The entered the largest house Sakura had ever seen. Sasuke pulled her to up a stair case, down a dark hall, and into a back bedroom. He closed the door behind them and turned on the light.
Sakura took in the sight. It was Sasuke's room. Tan walls, black curtains, bedding, and black furniture.
The male pulled her to the large bed. They both sat down.
"Sasuke, what's-" Sakura stopped. Sasuke had stood up so quickly she had flinched.
"I can't sleep." He voice was rough as he stood before her. "I haven't since we returned from the mission."
"That would explain the dark circles." She whispered as she ran a finger under his right eye.
Sasuke caught her hand and pressed it to his cheek.
"I can't sleep because I have become accustomed," He kissed her palm, she held her breath. "To having you there at night."
Sakura let out the breath she was holding. She stared into his black eyes. Was this really happening she wondered. Sasuke released her hand and walked to his dresser. He dug around in the top drawer, then returned to the bed.
He sat beside her again. "Sakura…" He stopped talking and rubbed his eyes.
She placed a gentle hand on his arm. Sasuke looked at her soft smile.
"Hn." He placed a small, black box in her hand.
She stared at it, then looked at Sasuke, who nodded his head. She returned his attention to the box. Slowly she opened it. Inside was a ring. A simple silver band and a single, rather large diamond.
"Oh. My. God. Sasuke, this isn't a…a.." She looked up at him.
He took the ring and slipped it onto her fourth finger on her left hand.
"It was my mothers." He said softly. Sasuke was pleased to see that the ring fit her perfectly.
"Its beautiful." She said. She held her hand up, marveling at the diamond.
"I…I would like it to remain there, and for you to remain here." He gestured to the bed as he spoke.
Sakura looked at the male beside her.
"Me too." She whispered.
Sakura leaned towards Sasuke. Their lips met softly. They both leaned back on the bed and the heat rose between them.
"No more damn faking." Sasuke mumbled against Sakura's neck. She laughed.
"Whatever you say, Mr. Yamanaka."
"Sakura." Sasuke growled out as he pulled her shirt off. Another laugh erupted from her.
"Don't worry, I hate that name, but I love Sakura Uchiha."
Sasuke smirked and kissed her stomach. He loved that name too.
Well, that was all she wrote.
Ha. But that is the end of this story, I hope you enjoyed it. Please let me know what your thoughts are, and if you feel that it ended alright. Thanks for reading!