Chapter 3


A/N: alright hey everyone! I hope you aren't angry that I took so long to write this chapter ^^U I've been unbearably busy. Here's chapter 3. Enjoy!



Naruto broke the kiss he'd shared with Sasuke and sat down on his bed. Sasuke took this time to just look at naruto. Not just look, but really look. He hadn't changed at all. He still wore the obnoxious orange and his hair was still as spiky as ever. He had, however, gotten taller. Sasuke noticed that and was happy about that. Naruto's aura let Sasuke know that Naruto had matured as well. He wasn't the same Naruto Sasuke knew, and yet he was.

"what are you staring at, Sasuke?" Naruto asks, looking up at him.

"…what?…oh…I was just looking at the ways you've changed" Sasuke says, blushing and looking away. Naruto raised an eyebrow.

"Have I changed that drastically?" he asks

"No! You still look exactly the same, only older and taller. I like it…you're still the same naruto I used to know and love…" he says quietly, not knowing that Naruto could hear him. Naruto's eyes widened, but he just decided to keep it to himself. He gave Sasuke a big grin. Sasuke actually smiled back, then paused for a moment, then blushed as he realized what he'd said.

"Um…I…-" he was cut off

"You don't have to explain" Naruto says, chuckling quietly. Sasuke smiled and sat down on the bed next to Naruto.

"Naruto…I just…wanted to say….I know you don't understand why I left…but…I'll help you understand later…I just want to say…..I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry." Sasuke says ashamedly, looking down. Naruto's eyes went huge as he stared at Sasuke. He thought for a moment, trying to put his words in the right order.

"Sasuke…you're right. I don't know why you left, but right now…I don't think I want to. You left, that's it. It's in the past. What's important now is that you're here and you're home and you're with me…I missed you so much" Naruto says, blushing extremely deeply. Sasuke looked at him and turned Naruto's head to face him, kissing his forehead.

"I missed you too…as much as is physically possible for a human to miss another human…I just wanted you to be there with me so often" he says, pulling Naruto's head to his chest. Naruto closed his eyes and listened to Sasuke's heart beat. He counted it.




He smiled and placed his hand over his own heart, not expecting to feel the exact same heart beat.




He smiled quietly and nuzzled into Sasuke's chest. Sasuke smiled and wrapped his arms around Naruto. He'd missed this. He'd wanted this for so long, and now that he had it, he was NOT about to let go. He rubbed Naruto's back in a soothing manner. Naruto smiled and wrapped his arms around Sasuke in return.

"You don't know how long I've wanted this…" Sasuke says quietly, kissing the top of Naruto's head.

"Yes…yes I do" Naruto says, tracing small circles into Sasuke's back. He slowly let go of Sasuke and looked at him.

'He's so handsome…he always has been'

'Of course he has…you haven't seen him in three years'

'You want to kiss him don't you?'

'Is it that obvious?'


Naruto sighed. He'd lost the fight with his inner demon. He looked down at his hands, which were in his lap, and avoided making eye contact. He wanted to kiss him so badly it hurt. He took a deep breath then slowly sighed and looked at Sasuke.

"Sasuke…Can I ask a favor of you?" he asks, blushing

"Anything. I owe you that" Sasuke says, giving him a genuine smile. He truly was beautiful.

"would you…um…crap I don't know how to ask this" Naruto says, hiding his face in his hands, Sasuke thought for a moment then put two-and-two together. He gently moved Naruto's hands away from his face and tilted Naruto's head up to look at him. Naruto just looked at him. His eyes were on the verge of tearing up.

"Don't cry, Naruto. I won't let you cry over me again" Sasuke says, kissing him deeply. Naruto turned as red as Karin's hair but kissed back with just as much depth and love. Sasuke held the kiss, pulling Naruto close and licking Naruto's lip. Naruto very willingly opened his mouth to let Sasuke in. As Sasuke's tongue entered his mouth, Naruto did the same. He explored Sasuke's mouth with his tongue, getting to know every little detail about Sasuke's mouth. He wanted to go further…to explore more of Sasuke…but that would be moving too fast. He didn't want to push Sasuke away by rushing things. He loved him. More than he loved anything. More than life, training, his friends, even ramen. He pulled Sasuke into a tight embrace and broke the kiss ONLY when both boys needed air. They both stood, panting softly. Sasuke smiled.

"that was…amazing…" he says softly, leaning his forehead on Naruto's.

"Yes it was…" Naruto says, closing his eyes. As the two boys enjoyed their tender moment, something that was so incredibly rare for both of them, neither came to notice the eyes that lingered on them as they embraced.


A/N: Well, there you have it.

Hope you enjoy!