Disclaimer: Naruto obviously doesn't belong to me, as my name is not Sasu—I mean... er... Masashi Kishimoto. Yeah. That guy.

Warning: This is unbeta'd! Beware!

Mustering Happiness

The door to an office labeled 'Tsunade' was abruptly thrown open, causing the few frames on the walls to briefly rattle. The people situated in the room looked unfazed, as if this was a normal, everyday occurrence for them. A blue eyed man was quick to storm in, looking extremely miffed.

"Geeze, Granny! What the hell did you call us all here for? I'll have you know, you interrupted my dinner at Ichiraku with Iruka-sensei! I didn't even get to eat one bowl of ramen!" Naruto complained, looking close to tears. In his mind's eye, he could see and practically smell the enticing deliciousness that was his favorite food. It seemed to dance just out of reach, further frustrating the blond.

"Naruto!" Tenten, a weapons specialist, scolded, her voice coming from somewhere behind him. Naruto didn't bother to look, as he was too absorbed with the glaring match going on between himself and the busty Konoha chief of police.

Shikamaru, their resident genius, merely sighed.

"Shut up! Hag, Iruka-sensei was even going to treat me, and—"

"Quiet!" Tsunade commanded, abruptly standing up and roughly banging her fists on the desk before her. The chair she had been sitting on flew into the wall behind her, causing an ominous thud to echo throughout the room.

Naruto promptly shut his mouth.

"Now that everyone is here and listening," Tsunade threw a quick glare towards the cowering Naruto, "I'll begin. Naruto, Shikamaru, Tenten... You're all here today for a very important reason."

The blonde woman looked at them each in turn, causing varied reactions. Naruto puffed out his chest, suddenly feeling excited to learn about what it was that was so important he had to be called in while he was on break. Shikamaru shifted warily in his chair, knowing he probably wasn't going to like what he was about to hear. Tenten merely looked curious, her eyes shifting from person to person.

"Hyuuga?" Tsunade called, briefly looking over her shoulder as she said the name. Almost immediately, a person seemed to materialize from the shadows, carefully stepping forward.

Naruto paused a moment to gape at the stranger with the curiously empty eyes before exclaiming, "What? How did you—"

"This," the chief of police interrupted, "is Neji Hyuuga. With his help, I believe we will be able to bring in Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha."

"Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha?" Shikamaru said, abruptly cutting in. The mention of the names caused him to sit up straight, looking suspiciously between Tsunade and the newly introduced Neji, "As in, the presidents of Uchiha Inc. Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha?"

"You know them?" Tsunade commented wryly .

"Who's that?" Naruto demanded, stepping forward. He hated being out of the loop.

"You don't know?" Tenten suddenly exclaimed, looking at the blond idiot with her mouth agape. "Have you been living under a rock your whole life? They're only some of the most influential people around! And you...! You...!" She shook her head, frustrated. "But I don't get it. What do they have to do with anything...?"

"Yes..." Shikamaru spoke, his words slow and deliberate, "What do the Uchihas have to do with anything?"

Tsunade sighed. Everything was quiet for a moment. Then, the woman started to pace behind her desk. "Lately," she began, "there have been one or two reports that the Uchihas have been involved in some less than honorable dealings. Hell, there have been whispers of things going on for years, but we've never had any solid evidence. However, Hyuuga..." she smirked, gesturing towards the quiet man, "might just be able to change all of that."

"Hmm..." Naruto spoke, crossing his arms and donning an expression of deep thought, "Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha, huh?" He nodded to himself. "Well, Granny, you don't have to worry! I, Naruto Uzumaki, will definitely bring those guys to justice! Heh, I don't even know why you have these other people here, when it's obvious that I'm the only one needed to bring them in. Single-handedly, I—"


The sudden quiet was almost deafening. Tsunade was an intimidating woman.

Suddenly, Neji folded his arms and leaned back against the wall, sending a patronizing look towards the group in front of him. "These are the people you're sending? They're going to end up dead in a back alley somewhere."

Naruto bristled. "Hey! What the fuck did you say, you—"

"I thought I told you to be quiet, brat," Tsunade hissed, her voice deadly. If looks could kill...

The blond gulped.

"Hyuuga, you have my utmost assurances that these three are some of the best cops there are. If there's anyone that can catch the Uchihas, it's them."

The three in question looked mildly embarrassed at the praise. Naruto rubbed the back of his neck. "Granny..." He mumbled, resisting the urge to blush.

Tsunade moved to pick up her chair from where it had previously crashed into the wall. Thankfully, it was still in one piece, which was more than could be said about other chairs she had been sitting on while she was angry. She put it back in its place before plopping down with a content sigh. "Hyuuga," she commanded, "I'd like for you to tell these three everything that you told me. Leave nothing out." Anticipating the long conversation to come, the woman reached into one of the drawers of her desk and pulled out a sizable bottle of sake.

For the first time since he had appeared, Neji looked nervous. "Ah... Tsunade-sama... That is... You are sure that this room is secure, right?"

"Yes," the woman emphasized, downing a gulp of her favorite drink. "As if I would let anyone bug my office..." She mumbled harshly, absentmindedly watching her sake as it swished back and forth in the clear bottle.

"Right..." Neji mumbled, shaking his head. He turned to face the small group before him, his cool expression naturally falling back into place. "As you may have guessed from my name, I am a branch member of the Hyuuga clan. It is my fate to watch over the members of the main family and make sure that no harm comes to them."

"Fate...?" Naruto spoke, seeming to test the term on his tongue. He had never liked that word. His brow furrowed. Tenten shushed him.

Ignoring the exchange, Neji continued on, "For generations, the Hyuuga and Uchiha businesses have been... associates, of sorts. At the best of times, we were partners. At the worst, we were enemies. However, it never truly mattered, as we were always on equal footing with each other. No matter what, it was always impossible for one business to completely outdo the other. Most of the time, this caused a lot of frustration on both ends, but, simply put, it worked. However, in the past decade or so, something has changed. At first, everyone thought it was just a brief acquisition of power. It was believed that it would pass or that we would be quick to catch up. However..."

"You're not asking us to look into them just because your family is jealous of their sudden power, are you?" Whether it was a question or a statement was hard to tell. Shikamaru's calculating gaze never wavered from Neji's form. The fact that the lazy genius had spoke up at all was mildly surprising.

"Of course not," Neji scoffed, "I care not for such matters. As I have already said, it is simply my job to watch over the well-being of the main family."

"Just clearing that up," Shikamaru stated, a small smirk appearing on his otherwise impassive features. "Please, continue."

"The Uchihas are an extremely secretive family," the brunet continued, seemingly needing no other preamble, "It was this, coupled with the fact that the head of my family, Hiashi Hyuuga, was growing frustrated with the current state of affairs that we decided to investigate a few matters. A week ago, we were finally able to get some information. My father..." Neji took a deep breath, "My father, Hizashi Hyuuga, found evidence—important documents and pictures—that proved the Uchiha family has strong connections with the criminal organizations Akatsuki and Sound."

"What?" Naruto exclaimed, his eyes bugging. He could hardly believe his ears! "Akatsuki and Sound? But they're...! They're...!"

Tenten gaped. "Neji-san, you're sure...?"

Shikamaru merely stared. "That's a serious accusation to make," he warned, "You've brought these documents with you to show us, haven't you?"

"Unfortunately, doing such a thing is now impossible. The night that my father acquired them, he was murdered. The documents were stolen. I assume they've been disposed of." Neji looked determinedly at the ground, unwilling to publicly display his grief to a group of people he hardly knew.

"We were unable to find any evidence at the scene," Tsunade said, speaking up for the first time since Neji had started telling his story. She sighed. "It's obvious it was a planned murder. It was too perfect. There were five stab wounds on the victim's body. Three to the chest and two to the abdomen. One was delivered just below the clavicle and to the left of the sternum. The victim's heart was pierced. The bastard—whoever he was—knew what he was doing." She took another swig of her sake.

Neji paused for a moment, taking a deep breath. "Yes," he agreed, "The attacker wasn't an average thug. Not to mention how easily he bypassed all of our security..." He sounded frustrated, and with good reason.

"Wait a second!" Naruto spoke up, throwing his hand in the air to further emphasize his words, "I know I'm not the best at keeping up with boring stuff like current events, but I do pay attention to the news sometimes, and I haven't heard anything about a murder!"

"They're making sure all of the news outlets stay quiet," Shikamaru said, his eyes widening as the revelation struck him.

"Exactly," Neji confirmed, voice grim.

"Che. This is starting to sound more and more troublesome..."

Naruto closed his eyes and folded his arms, his harried brain trying to take in all of the information he had been given. He had never been much of a deep thinker—he usually left that to Shikamaru—but even he realized that a little bit of contemplation was probably in order if he was going to try and do something about the Uchihas. Now, if only it didn't make his brain hurt so damned much...

"And now, on top of everything else, there are report that the Uchihas are planning to buy us out," Neji gritted his teeth, "I told you that they have surpassed us in money and status, but they shouldn't have enough to completely buy out Hyuuga Enterprises. It's not possible. But they... they..." the brunet trailed off, frustration seeming to seep out of his very core.

Then, to the surprise of everyone in the room, the obviously proud man bowed his head.

"Please," the pale eyed man begged, "help us."

There was a brief moment of silence. Then, Tenten spoke. "Neji-san, please raise your head."

Neji did so, his eyes widening at the sight before him.

Naruto, Tenten, and Shikamaru stood proudly, their bodies seeming to ooze confidence. Tenten was the first to speak.

"You don't have to worry about a thing, Neji! I can call you Neji, right?"

"Tenten's right!" Naruto proclaimed, stepping forward and slapping the stupefied Neji on the back, "We just have to prove everything you've told us, right? Then, when we bring them in, your family will be safe and sound! I, Naruto Uzumaki, will definitely be the one to bring these guys to justice!"

"Geeze. It seems I'm being dragged into a troublesome situation again. I guess I can help out." Despite his words, Shikamaru was grinning.

And, for the first time since his father had died, Neji found himself genuinely believing that maybe... just maybe everything would turn out okay.

Tsunade smiled.

"All right, you three!" The busty blonde spoke, her voice commanding, "Now you all know the situation. I want to see Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha in handcuffs as soon as possible. And, of course, be sure to keep a lookout for any information on Akatsuki and Sound. Now, Hyuuga? I believe you mentioned something about a plan earlier..."

"Ouch! Sakura-chan, I—Ow! Sakura-chan, I don't want to be bald by the time this is all over!"

"Well, maybe next time you'll think before not combing your hair for a month! God, Naruto, I've seen bird's nests more orderly than your hair!" The green eyed girl scolded, viciously tugging at the yellow locks in front of her to further emphasize her point. Naruto winced.

"But Sakura-chan...!" Naruto whined, "I've been busy! And it's not my fault I suddenly have to go to this stupid ball thing! It's all that Neji's fault! His plans are horrible, Sakura-chan! Horrible! Why, I—"

"Oh, shut up," Sakura interrupted, purposefully yanking the comb in her hand harder than necessary in order to force the blond to comply with her demand, "From the sounds of it, you're actually pretty well off. It's Tenten I feel sorry for. All you have to do is sit there and make sure nothing happens. Don't complain. I wish I could go to a party like the one you're going to tonight!" The pink haired girl's eyes suddenly seemed to sparkle.

"Hmph. I don't see what's so great about watching a bunch of stuck-up snobs brag about how much money they have."

"Naruto," Sakura warned, her voice and expression deadly, "Don't you dare ruin my fantasy for me."

"Okay! Geeze. I was just saying, is all..." Naruto pouted, "Besides, you have a husband, you know! Does the name 'Lee' ring any bells? You shouldn't be fantasizing about anything!"

"I'm telling you this because you're my dear childhood friend, Naruto," Sakura's voice was cheerful. Too cheerful. "Be quiet before I rip out your spleen and feed it to my son's pet slug."

Naruto gulped. Could slugs even eat spleens? He didn't want to find out...

"Now, then," Sakura said happily, taking a step back to admire her handy work, "I think that's as good as your hair is going to get. Go and change into your tuxedo."

The blond haired man grumbled to himself a bit, but went to do as he was told. A few minutes later, he emerged from his room, looking extremely uncomfortable.

"Sakura-chan, this suit is all stuffy and itchy! Why do people wear these things?" Naruto complained. Why would anyone willingly suffer through this kind of torture?

"What are you talking about? You look nice! Now, stop slouching!" Sakura said, striding over and smacking her friend's arm, causing him to wince.


"Alright! This Neji guy is coming to get you soon, right?" The pink haired woman asked, picking up the comb from before to make a few last-minute adjustments to her friend's appearance.

Naruto stayed still and let her, knowing it was better not to argue. "Yeah. Right after he picks up Shikamaru," he replied, glancing at the clock, "He should be here any minute."

"I see."

For a few moments, there was the quiet lull of companionable silence. Then, Sakura spoke up.

"Naruto..." She paused, suddenly feeling unsure. Then, she shook her head before determinedly trudging on. "You'll be careful, right? I know this is your job, and that you're a professional, but... If things get too bad, you'll cut your losses and make sure you're safe, won't you?"

"Sakura-chan..." Naruto replied, touched, "You do care about me!"

"That is..." Sakura mumbled out, slightly embarrassed, "Of course I do. If you were gone, who else would I use as a punching bag?" She smacked him on the back, just because she could.

"Lee?" Naruto suggested.

She smacked him again.

The blond winced. That was going to bruise...

"But..." Sakura looked down, deep in thought, "I am worried. I may not know all of the details of your mission, but the Uchihas are a powerful family. Don't bite off more than you can chew."

Naruto grinned. "Don't worry! I'll be fine. It'll take more than a pair of rich bastards to hurt me!"

Sakura opened her mouth to reply, but was cut off by the chiming of the doorbell.

Naruto jumped at the sound. "That's probably them," he groaned. He really didn't want to go to this party...

"I'll clean up this mess and lock up your apartment for you," Sakura promised, already moving to gather up the various beauty supplies she had brought with her on her visit.

"Thanks," Naruto grinned. The ringing was starting to become more persistent, signaling that the person on the other side was probably getting annoyed with how slow he was going. "I'm coming!" he exclaimed, moving for the door. Just as he was opening it, he turned back and called, "Bye, Sakura-chan!" before stepping out of his apartment and closing the door.

Sakura looked at the spot her friend had been standing in only moments before. She had a bad feeling, deep in her gut. It made her want to squirm.

It was then that she realized Naruto hadn't promised her that he would be careful.

"Wow! I've never been in a limo before!" Naruto revealed, eyes bugging as he took in the interior of the vehicle. Around him, Neji, Tenten, and Shikamaru sat, looking contemplative as they considered what they were about to try and pull off. Naruto ran his hands over the leather seats, awed. "Do you ride in these things all the time, Neji?"

The brunet, for his part, looked relatively unruffled. "Sometimes," he dismissed, "Now, you all know what you need to do, right? It won't be long before we arrive, and it is my greatest wish that we go in to this with as much preparation as possible. I don't want anything to go wrong."

"Yeah, yeah," Naruto replied, looking bored, "We go in there, let Tenten work her magic, get some evidence, then go home." They'd gone over this a billion times!

"Don't you understand?" Neji demanded, extremely irritated at the blond's flippant remark, "If you're not careful, you could get killed!"

Shikamaru, who had been looking out the window and watching the scenery speed by as he thought, turned to look at his friend, annoyed. "He's right, Naruto. Please, be serious." He leaned back into his seat.

"I am!" Naruto defended, "I gave my word that I would help Neji protect his family, and that's what I'm going to do! I don't break my promises!" He folded his arms, feeling petulant.

"Guys," Tenten finally spoke, her voice having a distinctly panicked edge to it. Everyone turned to look at her, and, for the first time since he had entered the vehicle, Naruto got a good look at her.

He started laughing. "Tenten," Naruto somehow managed between laughs, "What are you wearing?"

Indeed, the normally tomboyish girl seemed to have undergone a complete makeover. Her normal white blouse with red trim and wine-red pants was replaced with a high collared, deep red dress that seemed to reference the Chinese culture. Naruto had to admit that it suited her, but to see the feminist woman in a dress was something he would likely never forget. Or stop teasing her about, for that matter.

"Sh-shut up!" Tenten commanded, embarrassed so badly that she was blushing, "I have to wear this! Since you guys are wanting me to... to..." She seemed unable to continue, growing even more embarrassed as she remembered why she was dressed as she was.

It was all a part of their plan. The party they were going to was being hosted by the Sabaku siblings—Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro. It was reported that Sasuke Uchiha was going to be attending, and the group decided it would be best to use this to their advantage. Tenten, being the only girl in their gang, was going to seek out the Uchiha while everyone else stood by, subtly watching over her to make sure that nothing was going to go wrong. Tenten was carrying a gun with her and could defend herself, but one could never be too careful. If all went according to plan, Tenten would get close to their target and use her charms to make him drop his guard. Then, things could go one of two ways. Either she would be able to get him to tell her what she wanted to know at the party, or she would do her best to convince him to let her go home with him, where she would try to find some evidence and get out as soon as she could.

It was dangerous, and they realized it would probably take a lot of time and luck for the Uchiha to let his guard down, but they had come prepared. A chip had been implanted on the inside of Tenten's high collar, making it so that they could track wherever she went to. It was equipped with a panic button, so that she could reach up and press it if she found herself in serious trouble. They each had a gun that was fully loaded—provided courtesy of Tenten—and they had no qualms about using them.

Shikamaru would be staying in the limo, surrounded by his specialty equipment and keeping an eye on Tenten's movements while communicating with everyone via the small, hidden microphones they each had in their ears.

Neji was going to be getting them in and was in charge of making sure that the Uchiha and Tenten were able to meet. After that, he would be joining Naruto in their combined job of watching out for the brunette and intervening should anything go horribly wrong.

They had taken all of the precautions that they possibly could, and now they could only follow through with their plan and hope that nothing unexpected happened.

"That's the Sabaku mansion, just up ahead," Neji said, gesturing out the window of the limo. Curious, the three cops looked out and quickly saw the building he was talking about. With its imposing nature and many floors, it was hard to miss.

"Wow..." Naruto mumbled, awed.

Tenten nodded, seemingly at a loss for words.

"You're all ready?" Neji asked.

"Yes," Shikamaru was the one to reply, having just double checked to make sure all of his equipment was probably working and in its place. There was an undeniable air of seriousness about the vehicle. It even seemed to effect Naruto, who suddenly had an uncharacteristically somber expression on his face.

"Well, then," Neji announced as the limo slowed and stopped in front of the main gates to the mansion, "Let's go."

"It's show time!" Naruto pumped his fist in the air.

The party was, just as Naruto had guessed it would be, boring.

The blond man had situated himself firmly by the snack table, resentfully shoving food that probably cost more than what he made in a year into his mouth. Every so often a smartly dressed waiter would walk by with a tray of food, and Naruto would snatch up some of whatever the poor person was carrying, just because he could.

He was so bored. Neji had been forced to abandon him earlier to go and talk to important members of Naruto-didn't-give-a-shit clan, Tenten was still working on getting closer to the Uchiha, who had only arrived a short while ago, and he couldn't exactly talk over the microphone with Shikamaru unless he wanted to look like a loony who spoke to the voices in his head in his spare time. He was already getting enough strange looks, thanks.

Naruto noticed with much relief that Tenten had successfully been able to approach the Uchiha and was currently having an animated, one-sided conversation with the man. Unfortunately, she wasn't the only one. The guy was surrounded by a gaggle of girls, each of them trying desperately to get his attention. The blond felt his resentment for the Uchiha grow. He couldn't get a single girl to even consider going out with him, and this guy was surrounded by how many...? The bastard!

"It's not going to work."

Naruto let out a small, unmanly scream as the sudden voice broke through his thoughts. Heart beating a mile a minute, he swung around to face the man who had somehow managed to sneak up on him. His eyes were quickly met with a red headed man with green eyes and an intimidating aura. What the fuck? Had this guy somehow manged to learn of their plan? Was he in cahoots with the Uchihas? Oh, God! He looked like a gangster! Was he part of Akatsuki or Sound? Was this man sent here to kill him? Crap, crap, crap!

"What are you—" Naruto began to demand, but was cut off.

"Those girls," the emotionless man tilted his head towards the Uchiha or, more specifically, the women surrounding him, "What they want. It's not going to work."

"Huh?" Naruto replied unintelligently.

The redhead sighed and folded his arms across his chest. He sent a look towards the blond that clearly told the other man that he thought he was an idiot. Naruto sputtered in indignation.

"It is widely believed that the Uchiha is asexual," the intimidating man revealed, "But, personally, I think he's just gay."

"What?" Naruto shouted. What about their plan? If the Uchiha was actually gay...!


"Why do you say that?" Naruto asked, a scowl appearing on his face. This bit of news was just fucking great...

The redhead raised a nonexistent eyebrow before closing his eyes and leaning against the wall behind him. "It's just a feeling I get."

Naruto twitched. "Who are you?" he demanded.

"Gaara Sabaku." The man, Gaara, tilted his head, "You don't even know the host of the party you're attending?"

"S-Shut up!" Naruto weakly defended, "It's not like I can be expected to know everything! I'm amazing, but I'm not a god!"

"What is your name?" Gaara asked, ignoring the blond's outburst, "It is customary for one to reveal their own name when someone else tells introduces themselves."

A slight blush dusted Naruto's cheeks. He had been getting around to that... Psh... "I'm Naruto Uzumaki."

"Never heard of you."

"Well, not everyone is filthy stinking rich!"



"Who are you here with?" Gaara inquired.

Naruto sighed. This guy was so strange... "I'm here with Neji Hyuuga. He's my friend."

"Neji Hyuuga, huh?" Gaara said, no inflection marring his tone. Naruto couldn't help but think it was a little creepy. Did this guy not like Neji, or...?

"Yeah..." The blond replied, uncertain.

"I see," the intimidating man spoke, kicking off the wall he was leaning on. Seemingly without preamble, he stuck his hands into his tailored suit and started to walk away.

"What the...? Hey! Where are you going?" Naruto called, confused by the man's strange behavior.

"Somewhere," came the vague reply, "Remember what I said... Naruto."

Naruto was confused. Was he talking about what he had first said about the Uchiha being gay...? Oh, crap! That reminded him...

The blond turned back towards the group of girls he had been observing earlier, relieved when he saw that Tenten was still with them, trying to get as much of the Uchiha's attention as she could. Naruto couldn't believe he had allowed himself to be distracted like that! He was here for his job, not to goof off!

"Gay, huh?" Came a lazy voice in his ear.

Naruto almost jumped, but somehow managed to stop himself. He'd forgot about how Shikamaru was listening in with the microphone...

"Er... yeah," Naruto mumbled, well aware that it would look like he was talking to himself to anyone who happened to look his way. He had to be discreet... discreet...

"Well, Tenten hasn't been having any luck. Why don't you try?" Shikamaru suggested through the ear bud in the blond's ear.

"WHAT DID YOU SAY?" Screw being discreet! He ignored the strange looks he was being sent.

Naruto heard Shikamaru sigh, "Well, it's worth a shot, isn't it?"

"Listen, Shika, if you think I'm going to—" Naruto began to growl out, but he was cut off.

"Keep your voice down, Naruto. You're going to make me deaf. And yes, I do expect you to at least try to do this. You promised Neji you would do all you could to bring in the Uchihas, and the Naruto I know doesn't go back on his word."

The blond knew his friend was goading him, tricking him into agreeing with his stupid idea, but he couldn't help but rise to the bait. Shikamaru had always been good at using his pride against him.

"Fine, Shika! Fine. But it's only so that I can show you how completely and utterly wrong you are!" Naruto snapped.

"Good," came the reply. Naruto could practically hear the smirk in his friend's voice. "I'll tell everyone about the slight change of plans. Just be careful."

"I know, I know..." Naruto grumbled in reply. He sent a fierce glare towards a few of the people who were looking at him funny, causing them to look away. He grinned at this, feeling victorious.

The blond glanced back over at Tenten and the Uchiha and saw his chance. Almost as if on cue, the man excused himself from the group of girls giggling around him and headed out towards one of the balconies, presumably to get some fresh air.

Knowing that this was probably going to be the best opportunity he'd ever get, Naruto casually followed after the retreating figure, all the while acting as if he was wanting some fresh air, as well. Well, it was getting stuffy in the ballroom...

The cold night hair hit Naruto's face with a slight whoosh, and the blond paused a moment to revel in the feeling. He didn't even realize how hot it had been getting inside... It was probably because of all of the people.

Naruto glanced around, doing his best to look casual. His eyes were quickly met with intimidatingly broad, tensed shoulders and the back of some dark hair that vaguely resembled a duck's butt. He had found his target. Sasuke Uchiha.

The blue eyed man repressed the urge to shiver in revulsion as he remembered what he had come here to do. Bleh... He was straight, damn it! He made rulers jealous! Why did he have to do this...?

Seeming to sense he was being stared at, the Uchiha—Sasuke, Naruto reminded himself—turned his head slightly to look at the other man. Blue eyes met dark eyes, and Naruto found his breath hitching at the sight of them. He didn't know it was possible to have black eyes... Sasuke remained expressionless. The dark haired man looked away, seeming to dismiss him.

Naruto blinked.

Damn it! He really, really was straight! Really! This guy... he just had a really fucking girly face. Yeah. It had confused him...

Remembering what he was here to do, Naruto walked determinedly towards the other man and leaned against the balcony next to him. Now, he just had to think like a homosexual... Homosexual thoughts... homosexual thoughts...

"What do you think you're doing?" Sasuke asked coldly, snapping the blond back to attention.

Naruto felt his temper briefly flare at the other's tone, but squashed the feeling. He had something he needed to do...

Naruto fluttered his eyelashes.

Hey, if he was going to be doing this, then he might as well go all out.

"It was getting so stuffy in there... I figured I'd come out here and get some fresh air. I didn't know someone else would have the same idea as me." Naruto did his best to keep his voice as silky smooth as he could, feeling a bit stupid as he did so.

"Did it ever occur to you that I might have wanted to be alone, idiot? I don't want to hang out with some fucking stalker fanboy. Go away." The Uchiha's voice was cold and harsh.

Naruto's eyebrow twitched in annoyance.

"But..." he replied, a little surprised at how nicely that came out considering the anger that was suddenly raging inside him.

"'But' nothing. Or are you deaf, too? Deaf and an idiot. Great."

Oh, that was it.

"Bastard!" Naruto exclaimed, unable to stop the sudden surge of anger at the other's words, "If anyone's stupid, it's you! You should feel honored to have the amazing Naruto Uzumaki talking to you! Of course, it's probably hard to feel anything other than pain because of that ten foot pole you have shoved up your ass!"

"What did you say to me?" Sasuke asked, his voice dark. His posture suddenly became threatening and he wasted no time in advancing towards the idiot blond, starting to close the small distance between them.

"You heard me, jer—" Naruto cut himself off, a strange glint catching his eye. His head whipped just to the side of the other man, eyes widening. "Get down!" the blond commanded, tackling Sasuke to the ground before he had time to react.

"Wha—" The dark eyed man's growled question was cut off by the sound of a gun firing. A moment later, a loud ping was heard as the bullet hit the railing next to where the Uchiha had been standing only seconds before.

Screams immediately started to ring out amongst the party guests as people began to panic. Even from his spot on the ground, Naruto could see the pandemonium the noise had caused.

Without hesitation, Sasuke rolled them over to the side a few times just as another shot rang out, this time having hit the spot on the ground where they had both been laying just seconds ago. Then, faster than Naruto's mind could comprehend, the other man was up and ramming into the gunman, knocking him to the ground. There was a brief struggle, and Naruto was just about to jump in and try to help when the Uchiha backed up a bit, holding his opponent's gun up triumphantly. In a flash, he had the cold metal pressed to the gunman's forehead.

Naruto felt a small shiver go through his body at the angered, deadly expression on his dark haired target's face. He wouldn't have blamed the gunman if he'd peed his pants.

"Just who," Sasuke began, his voice strangely emotionless considering the rage on his face, "the fuck do you think you are?"

Naruto strolled up beside them, but didn't get too close. He didn't feel like having the other man's glare directed at him for interrupting.

Whoever this gunman was, Naruto couldn't help but observe, he was pretty good. He looked intimidated, but not nearly as terrified as Naruto would have thought he would be, considering the circumstances. The man had a fucking lunatic holding a gun to his head!

The gunman started to lean his head back a little bit, and Naruto could tell he was about to spit on the Uchiha. The dark haired man was quick to stop that before it even began, however. Using the hand not holding the gun, Sasuke promptly punched the guy in the face.

Naruto heard a crunch. He winced. That had to hurt...

Not willing to just sit by while the man got beaten up, Naruto bravely took a step forward. "Bastard, stop that. You've restrained him. You don't need to do anything else."

The blond half expected the other man to glare at him before telling him to fuck off and mind his own business, so he was surprised by the emotionless glance he was given instead. Sasuke seemed to contemplate Naruto for a moment. Then, to the surprise of everyone who saw, he nodded his head in compliance and reached to bind his opponent's hands behind his back to help keep him from struggling.

"Uchiha-sama," a body guard spoke, seeming to materialize out of no where, "I'll take him from you."

The dark eyed man glared daggers in response. "And just where were you when I was getting shot at?"

The poor man looked uncomfortable, "Uchiha-sama... forgive me..."

"You have the nerve to just come over here after you—" Sasuke's furious words were cut off by Naruto, who stepped in, hoping to diffuse the situation.

"Geeze, bastard! Just let it go. You're fine now, aren't you? Give the poor guy a break." Naruto kind of felt bad for the man, having to deal with the Uchiha's bitchiness all of the time.

Once again, the dark haired man sent him a curiously blank stare. "Hn..." he spoke.

"You're just so articulate, aren't you?" Naruto snorted.

Not seeming to bother honoring that with a reply, Sasuke harshly pushed the gunman to his feet and shoved him into the waiting arms of the burly body guard. Naruto watched as the struggling man was dragged off, silently wishing him luck. Whatever the body guard had in store for him before he was sent off to the police probably wasn't pretty.

Almost immediately, Sasuke was surrounded by worried, whimpering girls.

"Are you okay, Sasuke-kun? Please, speak to me!"


"Sasuke-kun! Oh, Sasuke-kun, I was so scared. When I heard that gunshot..."

"I'm so happy you were able to take out that bad man, Sasuke-kun!"

Naruto gaped.

Once again, the bastard had all of the girls swooning over him! Didn't they know it was him who saved their precious 'Sasuke-kun's life? He deserved to be fawned over, too!

Looking annoyed, the Uchiha pushed past the worried girls and headed determinedly for the door. Once again, Naruto's temper flared.

"Oi, bastard! You're just going to leave? Don't you have something to say to me? Like, I don't know, a thank you for saving your sorry hide?"

The girls that Sasuke had abandoned gasped, looking appalled.

"You meanie! How could you say such a thing to Sasuke-kun?"

"Yeah! Jerk!"

Naruto had the sudden urge to bang his head against the nearest wall.

The dark haired man in question stopped mid-step, looking back briefly to regard Naruto with blank eyes. Finally, he sighed, his eyes closing briefly in what appeared to be annoyance. "Come with me, idiot."

Glaring all the way, Naruto followed after the man. The bastard had better have something good to repay him with. Like a promise to leave Neji's company alone and ten bowls of miso ramen.

He didn't notice that he was missing the earbud that allowed him to communicate with Shikamaru, the piece of electronic having gotten knocked out of his ear during the scuffle.

As he got into the Uchiha's limo, Naruto felt a slight pang of anxiety. It was then that he began to wonder if it was really the best idea for him to have followed the man he knew was involved with some of the most dangerous gangs in the area into his fucking limo. Unfortunately, he had always been known for his impulsiveness...

Well, whatever! If he found himself in a tight spot, he was confident he could get out of it. He had done so in the past, after all. Besides, wasn't this what they had been planning, anyway? They had wanted to infiltrate the Uchiha residence, which was probably where they were going. Though, it had been Tenten who had been assigned to do that... Plus, she had a tracking chip, which he lacked... Damn it.

The sound of the limo door closing with an ominous thud wrenched him from his thoughts.

And there went his escape route. Naruto gulped.

The Uchiha, sitting across from Naruto, cleared his throat, calling for his companion's attention. When the blond was looking at him, he spoke, "I don't believe I properly introduced myself. My name is Sasuke Uchiha. But you already knew that, didn't you? Naruto Uzumaki."

Naruto's eyes widened. "How did you know my name...?"

"Idiot. You told me. Remember? You said something along the lines of 'You should feel honored to have the amazing Naruto Uzumaki talking to you!' Hn."

Naruto blinked stupidly. "That's right... Hey, how did you remember that? Do you have some sort of freaky photographic memory or something?"

"It's called having a normal memory, idiot. As opposed to you, who seems to have the memory of a goldfish suffering from amnesia. You're such a dobe." Sasuke smirked, a haughty expression crossing his usually emotionless features.

"What did you say?" Naruto demanded, raising a fist and glaring for all he was worth.

Sasuke was unfazed. "I said you were a dobe. Is your amnesiac goldfish memory failing you again?"


"I am amazed at your wit and ingenuity in thinking up comebacks. Please, dazzle me more with your brilliance. Go on."

Naruto growled. "Well, I'd rather be an idiot than a complete asshole!"

"I can tell." Sasuke's smirk deepened.

"What?" Naruto demanded.

"Hn. Dobe."

"Bastard! You want to go? I'll take you on and kick your pretty-boy ass!" Naruto attempted to stand angrily, but seemed to have forgotten about the fact that he was in a car. His head hit the roof of the limo with a painful thunk. The blond hissed and rubbed the top of his head. That was probably going to bruise...

Sasuke stared incredulously at the other man for a few, long moments. Then, to Naruto's amazement, the bastard actually laughed. Surely this was a sign of the apocalypse. "I would take you up on your offer, but it seems the limo has already got you beat," he taunted once the chuckles had subsided, "I can't believe you actually did that. You really are a dobe."


"Besides, we've arrived," Sasuke pointed out the window.

Naruto looked, eyes widening at the sight before him. This mansion... this castle... it was even bigger than the Sabaku place! He hadn't even thought that was possible! He could only gape.

Sasuke smirked, privately pleased with the blond's reaction.

"Well," Sasuke spoke as the door to the limo opened, "Shall we go?"

"Hey! Wait! Wait just one second!" Naruto threw his hand in the air, "I'm not going with you until you tell me a few things. Why do you want me to follow you, anyway? For all I know, you could be kidnapping me right now! I swear, bastard, I'll scream. You won't be so smug when the cops get called on your sorry ass!"

"What are you, a girl?" Sasuke snorted.

Naruto sputtered. "I'm not a girl!" He yelled, indignant.

"You're sure acting like one, dobe."

"I'll show you!" Naruto declared, "I'll beat you to your own front door! Then we'll see who's the girl!" The blond jumped out of the open limo door and rushed towards the imposing front steps of the estate.

Sasuke smirked to himself. "That was almost too easy..." he mumbled.

Deciding not to bother himself with the blond's stupid challenge, Sasuke followed him casually and soon caught up with Naruto.

The man was panting after having run up so many stairs just to get to the door, but looked proud of himself. "I beat you, bastard!" he declared.

Sasuke raised an eyebrow. "I never agreed to your stupid challenge, idiot. Now, follow me."

"Wha...? Hey! You're only saying that because you're jealous that I beat you!"

"Hardly. Are you going to follow me or not?"

Naruto grudgingly complied with the request, reminding himself that this was necessary if he wanted to get evidence against the Uchihas. Damn it, he would save Neji and his family if it killed him!

The wide double doors that made up the entrance closed behind him.

Suddenly, Sakura's words from before flashed in his mind.

"Naruto... You'll be careful, right? I know this is your job and that you're a professional, but... If things get too bad, you'll cut your losses and make sure you're safe, won't you?"

Naruto frowned.

I'm sorry, Sakura-chan, but I have to do this, he thought to himself.

"Let's go, idiot."

Naruto looked around the plain room that Sasuke had led him to. It was strangely empty, especially considering the opulence he had seen around the rest of the house.

Sasuke had left him alone a little while ago, saying that he needed to go and check on some things. Though a little suspicious, Naruto accepted the excuse and had told the other he would wait patiently until he got back.

Ha. As if.

Sasuke had only been gone for a few minutes, and already Naruto was pacing around the room, running his hands through his hair, and biting viciously at his lip. He had never been one to stay still for extended periods of time, and that—coupled with how crazy his instincts were driving him—caused a lot of built up nervous energy.

He wondered if he should be using his time alone to try and escape. He was quick to dismiss the idea, however. He was no coward! Besides, if he did that, then they wouldn't be any further into their investigation than when they had started.

Come to think of it... Shikamaru was being strangely silent. Usually, when Naruto started to get into trouble, the lazy man would be there nagging his ear off about how stupid he was being.

So why wasn't he?

"Shikamaru?" Naruto asked hesitantly, half afraid one of the Uchiha brothers or someone who worked in the mansion would burst into the room and demand to know why he was talking to himself.

Silence was his only reply.

Naruto's brow furrowed. "Shikamaru, are you there?" He lifted his hand up absentmindedly towards his ear, deciding to make sure the electronic device was still on. His heart skipped a beat when he realized the ear bud that allowed him to communicate with the rest of his team was gone.

He couldn't help it. He panicked.

"Shikamaru? Shika! Answer me, damn it! Are you there? Shika!" The blond angrily thumped the side of his head where the ear bud had been, as if this would magically solve everything. It didn't.

"Trying to call for backup, dobe?"

Naruto nearly jumped out of his skin. What was it with people surprising him today?

Heart beating a mile a minute, the blue eyed man did his best to look casual as he slowly turned to face the intruder. "When did you—?"

"I came in just a moment ago," Sasuke replied, his eyes revealing absolutely nothing about what he was thinking, "You were too busy beating yourself up to notice."

Naruto gulped, trying desperately to think of an excuse. "Ah... yeah. You see, when I was twelve years old a stray baseball came out of nowhere and hit me on the head. I was in the hospital for weeks. I've been hearing voices off and on ever si—"

"Hn. Save it," the Uchiha's voice was cold and uncaring. Naruto felt himself give a small shiver. "Did you honestly think I wouldn't know, dobe?"

Naruto glared, defiant. "I don't know what you're talking about." When all else fails, deny, deny, deny...

The glare that Sasuke returned probably could have killed a lesser man. "Oh, but I think you do, Officer Uzumaki."

The blond growled. So, he really had found out, huh...? "What tipped you off?" he demanded.

"It wasn't so much as 'what' as it was 'who,'" Sasuke smirked grimly, obviously feeling victorious since he had gotten Naruto to admit it, "Gaara Sabaku contacted me immediately after he finished speaking with you. I suppose you were busy at the time with... Ah... What was it? Oh, yes. Talking with the voices in your head." He raised a dark eyebrow, obviously unimpressed with the excuse.

An image of the intimidating redhead he had talked to earlier flashed before Naruto's mind. His eyes narrowed. That bastard...! But wait a second...

"Hey! I didn't tell Sabaku anything about that!" He was sure he hadn't! Sure, he was known for being irresponsible, but he wasn't that stupid!

"You told him enough," Sasuke sent a condescending look towards the other man, "Sabaku remembered your name from a report about a robbery that you foiled. Only you would be stupid enough not to have given him a fake name. On top of that, you revealed to him that you were there with Neji Hyuuga, of all people. I think we both know the Hyuugas are displeased with my family right now. It doesn't take a genius to put two and two together."

"I should have known that such an emotionless bastard was your minion," Naruto growled out.

Sasuke snorted. "Hardly. Gaara is his own man."

"Then why...?" Naruto asked, confused.

"For almost the same reason you accepted this particular assignment, I assume," Sasuke replied with a slight wave of his hand.

"Huh?" Naruto replied, oh-so-articulately.

Sasuke sent the blond before him another condescending look. "I should have guessed that I would have to spell it out for you, idiot." He sighed, as if this whole situation was one huge pain in his ass. "For a cop, you're really stupid. Sabaku is trying to get on my good side so that I'll listen to his request to leave the Hyuugas alone."

Naruto scowled. "You liar! If he wanted that, then he would have let me continue on with my assignment instead of ratting me out to you!"

"Do you honestly think you're the first one who has tried to 'bring me in'?" Sasuke shook his head, annoyed, "Well, you're not. I can tell you that there have been numerous attempts to see that I'm brought to 'justice.' And most of the others who have tried had more skill in their left pinky than you do in your entire body, dobe. You were doomed to failure from the start. Gaara Sabaku realized this. Anyone would have realized this."

"You...!" Naruto began, looking as if he was about to attack the other man.

"It would be in your best interests not to try that. You're in my territory now," the look on Sasuke's face was one of subdued, but vicious, amusement, "Neji Hyuuga doesn't even realize how many people he has looking out for him, trying to 'protect' him from my family. He's too obsessed with watching over his clan's main family—with watching over his 'Hinata-sama'—to see. It's almost a shame. Anyway, now that I've explained everything in a way that your pea-sized brain can comprehend, why don't we get down to business?"

"'Business'?" Naruto repeated, almost seeming to shriek the word. So, the bastard was finally going to tell him why he had brought him here, huh? Well, whatever it was, he wouldn't go down without a fight!

"Yes. Business," came the brisk reply. Without warning, Sasuke began to advance on the blond. Not one to back down, Naruto took a fighting stance, raising his fists high in the air.

"Bastard! You want to fight me? Fine! I'll take you—"

Naruto's words were abruptly cut off when Sasuke expertly maneuvered past the blond's defenses and planted a fierce kiss firmly on the other man's lips.

The kiss was hard and forceful, but there was an undeniable soft undertone to it. The blond's eyes widened and his body momentarily stiffened in shock. Sasuke used the opportunity to force Naruto's mouth open and shove his tongue in while pushing him back until the blue eyed man's back hit the wall.

This action snapped Naruto out of his daze. His eyes narrowed, but before he could bite down on the invading tongue in his mouth Sasuke pulled away. They were both breathing deeply, trying to reclaim the air they had lost during the harsh kiss. Naruto felt rage well up inside of him. This bastard! How dare he? How dare he? He wanted to punch the dark haired man, but Sasuke's grip on him made that impossible. He looked towards Sasuke's face to glare at him for all he was worth, but the emotions found swirling in the other man's eyes made Naruto stop, his breath catching.

His eyes still had their usual hardness in them, but, shockingly, Naruto could also see confusion, lust, awe, and millions of other emotions that seemed to pass by too quickly for the blond to identify.

Sasuke looked him straight in the eyes. "Why," he finally spoke, his voice alight with controlled frustration, "did you help me?"

Immediately, Naruto knew what he was talking about. Not that it was hard to guess. In his mind's eye, he remembered and pictured the scene that had happened earlier—just a few hours ago, when he had forced Sasuke to the ground when someone had pulled out a gun and tried to shoot him. Naruto thought the reason why he had done that was obvious. Sasuke, apparently, did not.

"I've been trying to figure it out," Sasuke started again. He momentarily paused, letting his head fall and rest on Naruto's shoulder. He tightened his grip on the blond and then continued, his voice slightly muffled by Naruto's shirt, "But I can't. I just can't. Why, Naruto Uzumaki? Why didn't you let that man shoot me? It would have made your job easier if I was dead. So why? Tell me."

There was a sudden, long pause. Naruto tilted his head, confused by the man's question. He honestly didn't know why?

"Bastard, no matter how much I hate you, I'm not going to let you—or anyone—die right before my eyes. Not when I can do something about it. No matter what you've done in the past or who you associate yourself with, you're still a human being. And you call me an idiot?"

Naruto meant to smirk, but when he looked at the other man it turned into a smile. Sasuke looked up from his resting place on Naruto's shoulder, his eyes shocked and slightly disbelieving.

Had this guy really been so deprived of any form of love his whole life that something like this surprised him? In a lot of ways, Naruto could empathize with him. His past hadn't been pretty either. That is, until he had met Iruka-sensei. He smiled when he remembered the man who had irrevocably changed his life for the better.

Naruto continued on, unhesitatingly voicing his convictions, "I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to keep on living. Because you never know, right? If you keep on living, something good might just happen."

For a moment, Sasuke's heart stopped at the blond's words. He hadn't even known it, but he had needed to hear that. And now, he felt so... so...

Naruto's cheesy grin was cut off by a soft kiss.

When Sasuke pulled back again, Naruto sputtered out a, "What? Uchiha! Why the hell do you keep—"

"Naruto, Naruto, Naruto..." Sasuke mumbled, whispering the name like it was a prayer.

The blond blushed slightly. "L-listen, bastard, I know I'm hot stuff, but I'm straight so I'd really appreciate it if you stopped doing tha—" Naruto's frenzied words were cut off by another kiss, which was soon followed by another, and another.

Seeing the dazed look in Naruto's eyes, Sasuke smirked, "You were saying?"

"Ah... ha... b-bastard... you..."

"Still coherent, huh? I'll have to change that." Sasuke smirked before kissing Naruto deeply once again. When he pulled away, he spoke again, sounding out of breath, "You know, when that man shot at me, I was wearing a bullet-proof vest."

Naruto glared weakly, his whole body suddenly feeling like mush. "Y-yeah? Well... were you... ha... ha... wearing a b-bullet proof... ha... head?" he shot back in reply.

Sasuke grinned, looking very much like the cat that had caught the canary. Not bothering to dignify the blond's words with a reply, he went back to deeply kissing the other man, happily exploring the other's mouth with his tongue. Without Naruto noticing, he began to maneuver them both out of the room and down the hall towards another room.

Naruto didn't even realize he had been moved until his back came in contact with a soft bed. While this might have snapped him out of his daze in any other circumstance, Sasuke's kisses and roaming hands drove away all thoughts about why what they were doing was wrong on so many levels, leaving him only with the desperate feeling of wanting more, more, more...

Similarly, Sasuke was having an equally difficult time thinking. All he could think about was the happiness and lust and the millions of other emotions just being around the blond evoked in him. He couldn't help but wonder if this was what the dobe had been talking about. He had kept living, and now he had met Naruto. His Naruto. And, if he was with Naruto, he could keep going on forever. They had only just met, but he knew... he knew... he knew... Naruto, Naruto, Naruto...

Sasuke gently lowered Naruto onto his bed, behaving as if he held something infinitely precious in his arms. "Mine..." he whispered fiercely, "Mine... My Naruto... Mine... Only mine... Naruto..."

Naruto's breath caught, and the immediate response in his muddled mind was to deny Sasuke's words. He had worked hard for his independence. He was his own man. However, he just knew... He wasn't sure how he did, but he knew... that was just how Sasuke dealt with and expressed the feelings he had. He wasn't cruel enough to begrudge him that. Besides, Sasuke probably wouldn't listen to him if he tried to deny it, anyway.

Sasuke placed an open mouthed kiss against the blond's neck, and just like that all thoughts of anything else flew out of Naruto's head. He arched into Sasuke's hold as the man began sucking on the spot he had kissed. With the way Sasuke was sucking and nipping at his neck, he knew it was going to leave a noticeable mark later, but oh God... he couldn't bring himself to care.

"Sa...ah! Sasuke!" Naruto moaned, unable to stop himself. The sound of his own name seemed to spur Sasuke on. He harshly ground their members together, causing a pleasant zing to jolt through Naruto's whole body. "Sasuke!"

"Hn," Sasuke mumbled to himself, pulling back from Naruto's neck to inspect his handy work. Seemingly satisfied, he pressed another hard kiss onto Naruto's lips and started to work on removing his clothes.

Naruto eagerly returned the kiss and helped Sasuke with his task while also working to strip the dark haired man. Suddenly, though, Sasuke paused. Naruto looked up at him, wondering what was wrong.

Before he could voice the question, Sasuke raised an eyebrow and held up the gun that had been hidden beneath the blond's clothes. Naruto blinked stupidly, unable to comprehend much of anything in the current state he was in.

Rolling his eyes, Sasuke removed the clip from the handgun and pulled the slide back to eject the cartridge that was in the chamber of the gun. When he finished unloading it, he ignored normal safety procedures and carelessly tossed it somewhere behind them.

"What the—Hey! Bastard, that was my gun!" Naruto said angrily, seeming to momentarily gather a few of his wits.

"Hn," Sasuke replied simply before kissing his dobe again.

Unimpeded by anything else, both were soon naked. Sasuke, unwilling to waste any more time, reached a hand towards a dresser beside his bed and began rummaging through the items there. Soon, he victoriously pulled out a bottle of lube and began to squirt some onto his fingers.

Sasuke gave Naruto another deep kiss and, when he was sure the blond was sufficiently distracted, he shoved a lube covered finger up his ass.

Immediately, Naruto broke the kiss, hissing in pain. He was pretty sure things weren't supposed to go inside that particular hole...

"Bastard," Naruto bit out through the pain he was feeling, glaring at Sasuke, "Why the h-hell am I the woman in this relationship? Y-you're the girly looking o-one!"

Sasuke sent him a look, communicating without words that he was doubting his dobe's intelligence. Not dignifying Naruto's question with a response, he added another finger.

"Ouch..." Naruto said, whimpering slightly.

Unhappy with the knowledge that his Naruto was in pain, Sasuke began using his fingers to feel around inside the blond. Naruto shivered, unsure if he liked the slightly painful feeling of the probing fingers or not. It mostly just felt strange.

Then, suddenly, Sasuke hit a certain spot inside of him, and Naruto could swear he saw fucking stars. "Sasuke!" he cried, his eyes slamming shut and his body loosening as the pleasure washed over him.

Sasuke smirked, extremely pleased with the blond's reaction. Wanting to see more of Naruto's pleasured face, he began to relentlessly abuse his prostate. Naruto was soon screaming out broken utterances of Sasuke's name, much to the dark haired man's delight.

Naruto clutched desperately at Sasuke's bare back, feeling that his climax was just so fucking close...! However, just as he was about to fall over the edge of pleasure, Sasuke pulled away, removing his hand from Naruto's anus.

Naruto, unable to control himself, let out an anguished sob. "Sasuke..." he mumbled frantically, reaching one of the hands that had previously been clutching on to the dark haired man towards his dick, desperate for the release he had just been denied.

Sasuke swatted the blond's hand away. "No," he said, more harshly than he had originally intended. He didn't offer any explanation. Naruto trembled uncontrollably.

Infuriatingly slowly, Sasuke positioned himself at Naruto's entrance. Then, before the blond had the opportunity to tense up, he shoved himself inside.

"SASUKE!" Naruto yelled, arching into the Uchiha. It hurt, it hurt, it hurt! He felt tears prickling at the corners of his eyes.

Sasuke felt like he was in Heaven. "Naruto..." he whispered, pleasured beyond belief as Naruto's velvety, warm tightness enveloped him. Only the knowledge that his partner was in pain kept him from pounding Naruto viciously into the bed.

Slowly, Naruto's pain began to subside. When it did, he was surprised by the startling fullness he felt. As strange as it was, being in Sasuke's arms with the guy's dick shoved up his ass made him feel complete. His eyes slowly closed as a feeling of contentedness washed over him. "Sasuke..."

Taking this as a confirmation that Naruto was okay, Sasuke began to move. He started out slowly, wanting to revel in the feeling of Naruto around him, but the pleasant heat seemed to call to him. Soon, he was pounding into the blond with a single-minded intensity. The bed began to creak loudly, the noise joining the pleasured moans and pants coming from the two lovers.

Naruto was once again seeing stars. Sasuke seemed to be an expert at finding his prostate and slamming harshly into it. Everything just felt so fucking good... It was almost starting to become too much. He could feel himself slipping closer to the edge of ultimate pleasure. He was so close...

Naruto opened his mouth to tell his partner this, but all that seemed to come out was useless mumbles of Sasuke's name. Despite this, Sasuke seemed to get the message. He continued his assault on the blond's body, all the while delighting in the emotions he was feeling.

And, just like that, Naruto couldn't hold it back any longer. He came with a loud cry, his hands clinging on to his lover.

Sasuke's breath hitched. The feeling of Naruto's inner walls contracting around his overly-sensitized member was too much, and Sasuke was quick to follow the blond into pleasurable oblivion.

When it was finally over, Sasuke's arms—which had previously been holding him up—failed him. They buckled, and he collapsed next to his dobe, taking care not to land on and squish him.

For a while, both laid together in the comfortable, expansive bed. A companionable silence overtook the room, broken only by the sound of the two's heavy breathing.

Then, Sasuke rolled over to face Naruto. The blond mirrored the move, and for a moment all they could do was look at each other blankly. Suddenly, Sasuke moved his arm and wrapped it around his dobe, drawing him closer. Naruto smiled slightly in response.

There were millions of questions swirling around in their heads—millions of inquiries, demands, and untold explanations. Tomorrow morning, this encounter was going to make their lives extremely hectic, especially if they wanted to stay together.

And they did.

Even Naruto, who would have sworn to everyone he knew that he was heterosexual, law abiding officer of the law just a few hours before.

And particularly Sasuke, who wasn't entirely sure he knew what this new feeling was called, but knew he liked it and wanted to figure it out.

Yeah, the world around them was about to turn upside down. But it didn't matter, because this small moment they found themselves in was perfect, and they didn't want to give it up.

Not now. Not ever.

A/N: Alright! So, I wrote this for the SasuNaru kink meme on Livejournal. When I saw the prompt, the plot bunnies began relentlessly assaulting me. I had to write it. Here was the prompt, if you're curious:

"kink: Naruto, an undercover cop, attempts to seduce Sasuke Uchiha, the most powerful man in the underground business.

minor: a happy ending.

Naruto's team: Neji, Shikamaru, Tenten"

As you can tell, this prompt kind of spiraled out of control. ^^;; Yeah. I blame the aforementioned plot bunnies. Unfortunately, because this ended up being longer than I anticipated, it took about two months to write. Ahaha?

I blame college. ;-;

Regrettably, since this was a one-shot, there were a lot of loose ends I wasn't able to tie up. I'm really sorry... Honestly? I definitely could have kept adding on and writing more of this. But when I hit the 10,000 word mark, I knew I needed to start wrapping it up. If it didn't, it was going to turn into a full-fledged fanfiction. xD

Anyway, thank you for reading until the end! I hope you enjoyed reading this!