Warnings: Rated M for violence, blood, boyxboy=Yaoi, swearing, Fluff, and lemon in later chapters! If ya don't like then please don't read.

Disclaimer: Gah don't I wish *pouts*

Pairing: SasuNaru with also some KakashixIruka, ShikaxKiba, NejixGaara, SakuraxLee, HakuxZabuza

Beta: Unbeta'd

A/N: Hello! Forgive me for taking so long once again to update, it just seems I can't find the time to update when I want. Anywho I've brought you the next chappie, which is kinda like a filler chappie, filling in the gaps from the last chapter. Its kinda scattered, but I hope it worked out well.

Also I couldn't get a hold of my beta and I didn't want to wait any longer to update, so for now this chapter is unbeta'd so please excuse and ignore any mistakes.

Hope you like it! On with the story!

Save Me

Chapter Eleven: Second Strain

Thursday 11:12am:

"Sooo, when are you going to tell me what that folder is all about?" Naruto pried, his eyes swiveling to the manila envelope resting by Sasuke's bag.

Sasuke faltered slightly, in his consumption of breakfast, and looked back to the said envelope. "It's just a case the Chief wants me to take."

"Oh." Naruto was surprised at the blunt answer, and the fact that Sasuke told him the truth without having to wrestle it out of him.

Silence. Naruto took a bite of his pancakes. He'd be lying if he said that he wasn't curious about the contents of the envelope he had found Sasuke engrossed in, several times. But whenever he asked, he would always just shrug it off, saying 'it's nothing', and usually put it away.

"Wait, he wants you to take….you mean you haven't taken it yet?"

Sasuke sighed, looking up at the blond. "I haven't decided." He told him flatly, making Naruto purse his lips.

"I don't get it." He mumbled, flicking his food around his plate.

"It's a case in Peds."

Naruto looked up, catching Sasuke's eyes as he looked away.

"Oh….Is that all that's stopping you?" Naruto watched the raven, who stared pointedly out the window.

Sasuke didn't answer, but sighed again. Seconds sped by before Sasuke spoke again.

"I don't know." He stated his voice low. "I don't know if I can do it. If I can…." Sasuke trailed off shaking his head.

"Hey don't doubt yourself so much." Naruto told him softly, reaching across the table and taking hold of his chin, forcing Sasuke to meet his eyes. "Sasuke you are a great doctor." Those bright blue orbs stared calmly into his, spreading a soothing warmth throughout his entire body. Naruto smiled brightly at him, making his stomach flutter.

But then of course Naruto's pager went off, making the blond curse and Sasuke snort.

"I gotta go." He groaned, leaning forward and placing a light kiss on Sasuke's lips. "Will I be seeing you later?" Naruto asked, getting up from his seat.

"Of course." Sasuke smirked. "I just have some errands to run first." Naruto smiled at this, and swooped down for another kiss, as he passed by the raven, this time pressing his lips less gently against Sasuke's lips. Sasuke eagerly returned the kiss, wrapping his hand around the back of Naruto's head, pulling him closer, and deepening the kiss further.

"I really have to go." Naruto panted breathlessly, reluctantly pulling away from Sasuke's lips.

Thursday 1:15pm

"When was the last time you've seen Itachi, Mr. Uchiha."

"When do you think." Sasuke snapped through gritted teeth. This was the last place he wanted to be right now, and the last place he imagine his self to be found.

"Please Mr. Uchiha-"

"You never went to the facility to visit him-"

"You have a file on him I'm sure. Look it up." Sasuke snapped harshly, glaring at the man. The said man sighed and sat down in front of Sasuke.

"Look I know alright." The man said his voice low and filled with irritation. "All this is a pain in the ass, and you don't feel like answering questions about your brother, who murdered your parents."

Sasuke gave the man an even icier glare at this and growled low in his throat.

"But I don't give a fuck. Why you ask? Because that same brother is out there now, roaming free, possibly doing the same thing to another unsuspecting family. So please quit being a pain in the ass, and answer the questions."

The two glared at each other before Sasuke finally spoke his voice harsh and sharp. "Just hurry the fuck up then."

"When was the last time you've seen Itachi?"

"October 21st. The day of parents murder."

"Why do you think he's escaped?"
"I don't know."
"Why do you think he's injuring people in the back only?"
"I don't kno- wait, injuring?"

"Yes, he's only killed one of the seventeen victims. The man only died from massive blood loss, because he wasn't discovered until hours after the initial attack. All the others have survived, but not without some scars, of coarse."

Sasuke's chest tightened at this news, and his scars ached dully. Just what the hell was going on? What was Itachi thinking?

"Here, take my card. If you see him, or hear or think of anything that can help us find him, call me." Sasuke dully took the card from the man and stood up.

The detective escorted him to the front entrance, clasping his hand on his shoulder giving him a quick squeeze.

"We'll find him. I promise."

Sasuke nodded stiffly, the detective's words ringing in his head as he exited the station.

Thursday 3:22pm

"Ah Sasuke, I'm so glad you were able to get here on such short notice." Madara boomed happily as he entered his uncle's office. Sasuke frowned, confused at the usually grumpy man's behavior.

Shortly after he had left the police station, he had received a call from his uncle, saying that he wanted to talk to him as soon as possible. So of course, Sasuke went to him, assuming that he wanted to discuss the news about Itachi, something he would rather do over the phone. But Sasuke knew his uncle would keep pestering him until he was able to speak to him face to face, so to get it over with, and out of the way, he quickly grabbed a taxi to his uncle's office. But the way his uncle was acting was as if he didn't even know about Itachi breaking out.

"Take a seat." His uncle smiled wide at him, his hand out stretched towards the chair in front of his desk. The smile sent shivers down Sasuke's spine, but he brushed it off. Madara didn't smile often, and when he did, it looked nothing but evil.

Sasuke did as he was told, slowly sinking into the brown leather chair. Madara's smile remained, as he too, took his seat.

"Now Sasuke, how are you?"

"Fine Uncle." He answered automatically, watching his Uncle carefully. Madara frowned.

"Sasuke. You know you can talk to me." His uncle's eyes narrowed slightly as he watched him. "Since I am, the only family you have left." Sasuke's eyes swiveled up to Madara, knowing exactly what he wanted now. Of course Madara only went out of his way for Sasuke's company when he wanted something from him.

"How much do you need?" He asked, his voice flat.

Madara's smile made its way back upon his face.




Sasuke sighed, rising from his chair. "I'll transfer it later today."

"Thanks my boy. I truly mean it." Madara said happily. "You're helping out your uncle a lot."

"Yeah whatever. Just call next time, so I don't have to come all the way out here."

"Don't be like that Sasuke. I'm all you have left; it shouldn't hurt you to visit me every so often." Madara's eyes hardened at Sasuke, who looked back impassively at the man.

"I gotta go." Was Sasuke's reply, closing the door behind him as he left. Madara's eyes narrowed, his smile returning to his face.

"Foolish Nephew."

He only had to wait now, he looked to his clock. 'Just a few hours to go'. He thought, chuckling evilly.

Thursday 8:56pm

Sasuke growled out in pain, wrenching the small bundle of fur from his leg, while simultaneously trying to kick at the loud bundle of fur that was running circles around him. Gin struggled in his hands, hissing at the white dog that continued bark at him.

"KIBA!" Sasuke yelled. "Control your mangy mutt!" He hissed at the brunette, who came speeding down the hall towards him.

"Don't kick him Sasuke!" Kiba yelled angrily, glaring at the glaring raven. "Akamaru come here. Stop that!"

Shikamaru couldn't help but let out a loud chuckle at the sight he saw. He had just come to see what all the yelling was about, only to find such a scene in his kitchen: Sasuke, with the fiercest glare he had ever seen, his hands raised far above his head, with the small kitten held tightly in them. He could see bright red scratches littering Sasuke's arms as well, and a few small ones on his neck. While Kiba bounced back and forth around Sasuke, trying to grab hold of the continuously bouncing Akamaru.

"Let me guess this thing is why you got rid of this thing?" Sasuke growled grumpily in his direction.

"Hey Akamaru is not a thing." Kiba hissed back at the Sasuke, finally gaining control of the small dog, and taking him into his hands.

Shikamaru sighed, immediately regretting allowing Sasuke to stay. He was going to have his hands full with these too.

"What can I say, people do stupid things for love."

Thursday 11:12pm

Chief Sarutobi was just finishing up the last of his paper work, when a small knock came at his door.

"Come in." He said loud enough to hear, curious as to who would need him at this hour.

"Ah Sasuke." The young Uchiha entered his office, his face hard, and his lips tight. "Come in, is everything alright?"

Sasuke gave him a curt nod, but the chief could easily see through the raven's attitude, and that something was wrong.


"I'm sorry to be bugging you so late," Sasuke came to a stop in front of the chief's desk. "I just wanted to tell you that I'm sorry." Sasuke handed the chief a large envelope, a very familiar envelope. Inside Sarutobi sighed, but none the less took the envelope from Sasuke.

"But I can't do it." Sasuke let his hand fall limply to his side. "I'm sorry I-"

"It's okay my boy." Sasuke suddenly found his self in a very tight embrace, a very tight embrace that brought tears to his eyes. "I understand, but when you're ready, I'll be here."

The chief pulled away giving Sasuke one last squeeze, then a smile.

"I know sir. Thank you."

Sasuke left the office like a whirlwind, in search for his bright blond dobe.

Thursday 11:58pm

The figure of a man, that nearly blended into the night, carefully stalked by the many vehicles in the parking lot.

Swiftly he ducked behind each one, successfully hiding his presence form random passerbyers, as they exited the building ahead. Finally making it to the building he looked up at the building, a smile forming on his face. He was just about to enter, when the doors open and two people exited, both talking loudly.

Quickly, he tucked his self against the side of the building, and out of sight. He was just discarding the two people, and was about to sneak inside the building, when a familiar voice stopped him.

His eyes focused back to two people who had just passed him by, one with bright blond hair and the other with dark jet black hair, jet black hair that was styled in a way he could never forget.

A smile flittered across the man's face.

"I've finally found you, little brother."

Okay tell me what you think?

All in all Im not that fond of this chapter, but gaps needed to be filled.

Anywho I'll try and get the next chapter out soon, seeing as Itachi will be making his appearance! Finally! LOL

See you next chapter!