A/N: Hey, it's me again! So the Fox's curiosity finally gets the best of him. =] I just LOVE warping the characters in a story! ^^

A Chat With The Nine-Tails

"Hey kit."

Naruto sighed. What did the fox want THIS time?

"Hey, ya deaf or somethin'?"

Out of all 9 beasts, it was just his luck that he was stuck with the most arrogant, selfish pain in the a-

"I can hear you, jackass."

Realizing that he wouldn't have his peace what with the demon constantly nagging at him, Naruto responded cautiously.

"What is it, baka?"

The kitsune growled, repressing the urge to kill the boy. Not that it could, anyway. Foxes weren't quite known to commit suicide.

"Watch your mouth, boy," it snarled out. Realizing its prior reason in talking to the jinchuuriki, it softened his tone. "I just… have a question."

Naruto stiffened at this. 'A question?' he thought. 'That's weird. I've never even had a normal conversation with the guy. Not that I want to, anyway.'

"Are you dense enough to keep forgetting that I can hear what you're thinking? Or are you just trying to hurt my feelings?" There was a hint of a whine in the fox's voice, which made Naruto snicker just a teensy bit.

"All right, all right, whaddya want?"



"…I forgot."

"…For an extremely powerful demon, you really are an idiot, aren'tcha?"

"SHUT UP, kid." The kitsune was clearly losing its temper. "It's your fault for making me forget, anyway." In the back of his mind, Naruto could hear a quiet huff as he felt the fox shift inside its cage.

"Ok, ok! I'm sorry!" Naruto grinned sheepishly, and at his smile the Kyuubi felt… ugh, warm. When he got out of this prison, he REALLY needed to get in touch with his killer instincts again. Maybe crush a village or two.

Finally remembering its question, the Kyuubi made another attempt at the awkward conversation.

"That Uchiha kid."

"Yeah, what about him?"

The fox couldn't find the right words. Oh Kami, was he BLUSHING? The Nine Tailed Demon Fox, destroyer of Konoha, strongest of the bijuu, and the very incarnation of fear in the ninja worldwide, was blushing like a schoolgirl at his own question.

"Well, it just seems that… You know, you always go so far for him…"

Naruto's grin disappeared. What was the fox hinting at?

"And you always defended him…"

Naruto didn't like where this was going.

"And there was that accident in the classroom where you…"

Nope, not one bit.

"…kissed him."

Naruto exploded with sheer embarrassment. "Didn't we agree not to talk about that anymore?" With his cheeks beet-red, Naruto inwardly scolded the fox for bringing up such a painful memory.

"Just calm down, you fool," said the Kyuubi, still not over his embarrassment. "I mean, it's perfectly understandable if you're… You know-"

"Don't say it."

"Whaaat? I mean, there's nothing wrong with that! In fact, many famous shinobi were-"

Naruto massaged his temples. "Just don't, alright?"

"I mean, everyone has their preferences!" The fox insisted, trying to remedy the already-hopeless situation. "So what if you'd rather be with him? I mean sure, the Uchiha clan wouldn't be repopulated, but hey; you win some, you lose some, right?

Naruto silenced the fox and sighed, already scarred just remembering the aforementioned accident. In his despondency, he didn't notice Sai slowly walking up to him.

"Something wrong, Naruto?," said the former Root member.

Shivering slightly, Naruto retold the awkward conversation with the demon fox. Sai stared blankly at Naruto, who responded with a confused expression on his face.


"…Isn't the fox right, though?"

Poor Naruto! This was made as a nod to the ENDLESS SEA of NaruSasu fanfiction outta there. ;] You fangirls (and guys o.o) who make those steamy fics, just remember: The Fox is watching you. *w*