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"Talking"

'Thinking'

Kyuubi talking with Naruto

Kyuubi talking through Naruto's body

Chapter 9

It had been a week since Naruto woke up and he was finally able to leave the hospital once Tsunade gave him the all clear, all the drugs are out of his system and the cuts have healed. Mentally Naruto seemed to be okay he was still everyone's hyperactive ninja going around smiling and joking around, however he had a problem with being touched and if someone touched him without him knowing he would scream and start shaking and then the memories would come and he would suffer a panic attack.

It happened a lot in the hospital because of the nurses touching him, when it would happen Kyuubi would help by using a soothing voice and telling him it's okay and then when Sasuke would appear and pull Naruto into a hug he would heighten Naruto's sense of smell so all he would smell was Sasuke's scent and that seemed to bring Naruto out from the nightmares. Sasuke seemed to be the only one that could touch Naruto during a panic attack; if anyone else did Naruto would throw a fit and sink deeper into the nightmares.

Once they were over Naruto would cry and apologies profoundly and everytime Sasuke would whisper how much he was loved and that he never had to apologies for what happened.

Tsunade finished his check up and smiled at Naruto, "everything seems to be healed, you can leave today, however Naruto I would like you to stay with someone, I don't think it would be a good idea for you to stay by yourself. You may have physically healed but you are still need to heal mentally."

Naruto looked up at Tsunade and then over at Sasuke, "Can I stay with Sasuke?"

Sasuke was shocked but then smiled, "If it is okay with Lady Tsunade, after all I still need to be punished for leaving the village."

Naruto looked at Tsunade horrified, "what is going to happen to Sasuke? You are not going to put him in jail are you? Or worse?" he paled.

Tsunade smiled, "No brat I'm not, a promise is a promise Uchiha, You have a full pardon from me, however you are not going to be allowed to leave the village for 6 months without escort and nothing but D-rank missions during that time which will be supervised. You will be reinstated as a Leaf ninja at the rank you were when you left and you will be allowed to take chunin exam when the time comes." She then looked over at Naruto, "Naruto once you are fully healed you are going to start your training."

Naruto looked at her confused, "training?"

"What you don't remember me telling you?" Tsunade asked. "You are now next in line to be the Hokage," she smiled.

Naruto's eyes widen in shock, "w-w-what? REALLY?" Naruto beamed with happiness. "I thought Kyuubi was just saying that to motivate me to live! I can't believe it!" Naruto whooped in excitement.

"Yes, you will start your training however you still need to become a chunin and then become a jonin and train at lease one team before you can even officially become Hokage," Tsunade informed him.

Naruto suddenly stopped his little dance and sadness took over, "but what about the…council, after what they did to me I don't think they will allow me to become Hokage."

"Fuck them, they will be dealt with for what they did and by the time I am finished they wont have a tongue to agree with, I guarantee you that," Tsunade said angry very clear in her voice.

"Thanks Granny."

"No thanks necessary brat," Tsunade smiled. "Now Naruto there is another matter I have to talk to you about."

"Huh?" Naruto looked up at Tsunade with confusion. "What is it?"

"I told Sasuke that I would clear all charges and give him a small punishment which I did, however there was another part of our agreement that falls to you."

Naruto looked from Tsunade to Sasuke, "What falls on me?"

"The other part of Sasuke's punishment. We agreed that you are to decide how he is going to be punished."

"What do you mean I get to choose his punishment?" Naruto asked.

"I have set up a punishment for Sasuke on behalf of the village that he betrayed, however I have told him that he has another punishment that will be handed out to him and that it will be up to you to give it out, since he is being punished for hurting you and after everything you went through to get him back, I expect a punishment that will fit his crime," Tsunade explained.

Naruto just stared at Tsunade and then looked over at Sasuke, "You agreed to this?" Sasuke looked over at Naruto and nodded. "But I don't want to give you a punishment."

"You have to Naruto," Tsunade said.

"She's right Naruto, I hurt you badly. I deserve whatever it is you want to do, but you have to think of something," Sasuke said.

"The brats right, if you don't I will and you wont like my punishment at all," Tsunade grinned.

Naruto and Sasuke cringed at what she could be thinking about, finally Naruto sighed, "Alright I'll think of something but I will need time to think about it."

"Alright gaki you can leave but take it easy for few more days, Sasuke make sure he doesn't over do it and Naruto I want an answer tomorrow."

"Alright Granny," Naruto smiled.

"Hn," Sasuke replied.

Tsunade leaned over and kissed Naruto's forehead, "I'm happy you are now safe and here, Naruto. I missed you."

"I missed you too," Naruto smiled at his parental figure.

Once Tsunade left Sasuke looked over at Naruto, "well how about we get your dressed and leave this place."

"Okay, hey can we stop for raman?" Naruto asked, eyes pleading.

Sasuke shook his head and smiled, 'same old Naruto.' "Yes Naruto we can stop for raman."

"You buying?"

Sasuke sighed, he was going to regret agreeing but he suppose he did owe it to the dobe. "Alright, after all your note did say I owe you raman."

"YAH!" Naruto shouted pumping a fist in the air. "Well what are we waiting for let's go!"

An hour later Naruto finally made it to the raman stand, after he left the hospital everyone he knew seemed to show up and ask him how he was and if he was discharged or has escaped, to which Naruto laughed and said that he was discharged. He was still nervous around so many people even though they were his friend, but with Sasuke with him putting a reassuring hand on his shoulder he felt confident that everything would be okay.

After talking for a bit and reassuring his friends he was okay and that he would just need time but he would still be the same old Naruto, he left to head to his haven the raman stand.

"Welcome back Naruto!" the old owner said once he walked in.

"Hey old man!" Naruto smiled.

"I missed you Naruto this place hasn't been the same without you. How are you?"

"I'm good, but I'll be even better once I have some of your raman," Naruto laughed.

"Of course, want your usual?"

"Absolutely!"

"And what can I get for you?" He turned to Sasuke.

"Beef please," Sasuke said.

"Coming right up," the old man said and turned to see his daughter Ayami already making Naruto's favorite Miso raman and Sasuke's beef raman. Once it was done he handed Naruto the bowl. "Today it will be on the house, as a welcome back present for you so have as much as you like," he smiled.

"Thanks!" Naruto smiled and dug in, where as Sasuke took his time.

Ten bowls later Naruto let out a satisfied sigh and patted his now full belly, "That hit the spot thank old man it was the best as always," Naruto grinned.

"Your welcome Naruto and come back soon," Ayami smiled.

"Don't worry I will!" Naruto got up to leave.

Sasuke reached to pay for his meal when the old man stopped him, "Yours is on the house for today, Sasuke, I don't judge and you saved Naruto's life for that I am eternally grateful. Make him happy okay?" The old man smiled.

Sasuke just stared at him in confusion and shock, before he collected himself and 'hn'd' and left but not before replying, "don't worry I will."

Once they left the raman stand Sasuke turned to Naruto, "why don't we go to your place and collect whatever you need and then we will get you settled into your new home."

Naruto grabbed Sasuke's hand and grinned, "I like that plan let's go!"

Once they made it to Naruto's place it didn't take long for him to gather what he wanted; Naruto didn't have much to begin with, which Sasuke did notice. Naruto packed his clothes, his tooth brush and showering stuff, he grabbed his ninja scrolls that he got and ninja books, his night cap and a few other belongings he has. After an hour he packed away the last of his belongings which was the photo of team seven back when they were younger, Naruto smiled at the picture of Sasuke having the scowl on his face and then he looked at Sasuke who was standing in the living room who looked impatient, and laughed, 'Same old Sasuke…but now its different now.'

"What are you laughing at dobe?" Sasuke asked.

"Nothing Teme just looking at the old photo us team seven and comparing you of then to you of now."

"Oh?"

"Ya I was thinking how you look the same except taller but now it's different."

"Hn, different good or different bad?"

"Good… you still seem the same but your not, I've always been able to see beyond your emoness, but now that we are not kids anymore it seems and we have both come out and said we love each other, it's different, I don't know how to explain it."

"Hn dobe emoness isn't even a word," Sasuke smirked.

"Shut up Teme, I'm not good at explaining stuff, I'm a more 'do it' kind of person," Naruto huffed but then when what he said sunk in he blushed an started stuttering. "t-t-that's n-not what I meant!" He yelled at seeing Sasuke smirk.

"Sure dobe… you can show me how good my being different is later when we get home, since you're a 'do it' kind of guy," Sasuke smirked.

Naruto blushed and growled, "Pervert Teme!" he yelled and then stormed passed Sasuke with his box and bags of stuff.

Sasuke gave a small laugh at Naruto's antics and picked up the remaining boxes and bags and followed Naruto out of his apartment and to his house.

Once at Sasuke's and now Naruto's house they went in Naruto already knowing where everything was since he always come over to clean. Once you walked in there was a hallway the door to the right led to a living room that was filled with books and scrolls and then a door a little further up led to the dinning room and kitchen through the kitchen there was a sliding door that led to the back gardens and training grounds after the kitchen was a door to a small half bathroom and then you go down the main hallway to the right and there are six rooms the first is a guest room on the left the second room on the right is Sasuke's, across from that was Itachi's room which the door was shut and the note that Naruto put on was still there the hall on the left was a nursery, and across from that was playroom, at the end of the hall was the master suit which was Sasuke's parents room which also had the same note as Itachi's did; each room had their own bathroom with a shower/bath.

Naruto began to walk into the guest room when Sasuke spoke.

"Where do you think your going dobe?" Sasuke said.

"Umm, the guest room," Naruto said in a 'duh' tone.

"You're staying with me in my room," Sasuke said.

Naruto blushed, "W-w-what?"

"You heard me dobe, we have been apart for too long and I almost lost you, I am not letting you out of my sight so close your mouth and follow me," Sasuke said heading in to his room.

"And what if I don't want to?" Naruto retorted but he knew this argument was pointless because on the inside he was happy then hell.

Sasuke just raised and eye brow, knowing that Naruto would follow.

"Hump, Teme,' Naruto huffed but followed anyways. Naruto walked into Sasuke's room and put his stuff down on the floor, he then began to unpack with help from Sasuke who hung up his clothes that needed to be hung while Naruto put away his other clothes into the side of the dresser that was already empty. "Expecting me?" Naruto smirked.

"I was," Sasuke said.

"And what if I had decided to stay with someone else?"

"You wouldn't."

"Oh? And what made you think that?"

"You did."

"When?"

"When you said you loved me."

Naruto blushed again, "Oh right," Naruto laughed.

"Hn, Dobe."

Once they were done Naruto put the last of his things away which was the picture of team seven which he put on the night stand. Naruto then laid down on the bed and let out a yawn. "You should take a nap," Sasuke said.

"Ya…okay…night 'Suke" Naruto yawned again and then curled up on the bed and just before he fell asleep he thought about Kyuu and how he hadn't heard from him all day, however his question was answered when just before he fell asleep he heard Kyuubi's snoring away. 'heh, he was sleeping, good night Kyuu and thanks for everything.' Naruto smiled.

Sasuke watched Naruto drift off to sleep and smiled, he had his dobe right where he belonged, he couldn't be anymore happier. 'I'll have to be careful though, I don't want to do anything that will frighten him, I'll have to take it slow.' Sasuke climbed into bed next to Naruto and wrapped his arms around him, which Naruto snuggled into him. 'Sweet dreams my Naruto,' and with that thought Sasuke joined him in sleep.

AN: Hey everyone I need your help… I want to know what your opinion is on how I should have Naruto punish Sasuke! I need idea's! No Ideas no updates! I'm stuck so HELP! So review and let me know! Till next time keep the Yaoi!