Hello all! I've been rolling this idea around in my head for quite a while and I have this first chapter and little bits and pieces here and there written. I guess if anyone else is actually interested in reading it, I'll actually legitimately work on it instead of being the lazy procrastinator that I am, but we'll see!
Just as a quick note: if you're looking for a story where Naruto and Sasuke get together right away, this is not the story for you! I like to build things up first. There will be little bits here and there, but it's just teasing mostly. A straight guy does not just randomly turn gay in five minutes and be totally okay with it! That's one of my pet peeves, so yeahhh!
Another note: The first few chapters of this are just silly and fun, but it will have some depth in the future so don't let that turn you off!
Disclaimer: Don't own, don't sue. We just use them for our mind's eye's viewing pleasure, and what a pleasure it is... _
"Hey Sasuke!" Naruto yelled from his place on the couch in front of the TV. He waited patiently for a response while munching on the bag of chips in his hand.
When none came, he tried again. "Heyyyyy Sasuke!" Again, no response. "Sasuke, Sasuke, Sasuke, Sasuke, Sasuke, Saaaassssuuuukkkeee!" When all else fails, flush out pray by pure annoyance. When there was still no response from his brooding roommate, he was forced to leave his heavenly sanctuary of entertainment and go look for him.
Naruto ambled into Sasuke's room (without knocking of course) to find his dark-haired friend at his desk, writing notes with headphones plugged into his ears. He heaved a sigh, tip toed over to him, then proceeded to rip the headphones out of Sasuke's ears and bellow, "HEY SASUKE!"
Unfortunately, instead of the startled response he was hoping for, Sasuke merely looked up at him with one eyebrow raised then turned back to his notes. Naruto huffed and whined, "Saaasuke, I've been calling you forever!"
"Hn. I know," he responded without looking up.
Naruto gaped at him. "You were ignoring me? You bastard! This is important!" When there was no reaction, yet again, from Sasuke, he continued whining. "You are so cruel to me! You don't care at all!"
"Fine. Well anyway, I need you to do me a favor, bastard," Naruto proclaimed with a grin.
Sasuke still didn't look at him as he replied shortly, "No."
"But it's just –"
"Come on, I really –"
"Just –" When Sasuke opened his mouth (most likely to say that dreaded 'n' word), Naruto clamped a hand on Sasuke's mouth. "Just hear me out!" He received a silent glare in return because Sasuke was an Uchiha, and Uchihas did not make themselves sound stupid my mumbling nonsense against some idiot's hand. Naruto grinned in triumph. "Okay, so I'm going back home here soon for my buddy's birthday. We're throwing him a big party and it's going to be epic!" Naruto started scratching at the back of his head with his free hand, a sign that Sasuke knew to mean that the blond was feeling a little hesitant. "And, I, eh, kinda told everyone that I was going to be bringing a smoking hot date and I kinda don't have one…. So! I need your help!"
Now he was getting an incredulous stare as his roommate shoved his hand off of his mouth. "You want me to get you a date with one of my fangirls? There's no way in hell you can convince me to talk to those creatures."
Naruto quickly jumped in, waving his arms franticly. "No, no! Of course not! I would never throw you to the wolves like that Sasuke, no matter how much of an asshole you are to me! No, I was saying you should come with me!"
There was a slow blink from Sasuke before he turned back to his notes. "No."
"But-but! You're my best friend! And I would feel most comfortable taking you home with me!"
Sasuke stilled for a split second before he replied, "I am not your best friend, stop trying to suck up. Why don't you take Sakura or Ino, or even Sai?"
"One, you are too my best friend! Why the hell else would I have agreed to live with a prick like you? Two, even if I did want to take them instead, which I don't, Sakura would probably punch my lights out, Ino would cruelly mock me then refuse, and Sai is creepy as hell and I definitely wouldn't want him to even pretend to be my date. Can you imagine the stuff he would try to do to me?" he asked with a shudder.
Sasuke silently agreed. He sighed and finally set down his pen. "Moron, you're not even gay, wouldn't that be a problem?"
There was that grin again. "Nope, I'm not. I do, however, happen to be bi! And my friends back home know this."
Another slow blink from Sasuke. "I'm not going. Just tell them that your date finally got a look at your face and ran screaming for the hills," he said with a smirk, unable to resist the childish taunt.
Naruto gave him a glare before breaking into an evil grin that had Sasuke immediately wary. "Well, Sasuke, I didn't want to have to resort to this, but you leave me no choice." That smile widened. "Blackmail!" he howled.
Sasuke scoffed. "Blackmail? What could you possibly have to blackmail me with?"
"Well, I could tell everyone that the almighty Sasuke Uchiha sleeps with a stuffed animal at night. And I've got pictures to prove it!" Naruto crowed.
Sasuke's eyes widened. "What? How did you get that?"
Naruto gaped at him again. "Seriously? You really do? Oh my gosh! I totally just photoshopped it into a picture I have of you sleeping! Holy shit Sasuke!" The next few minutes were filled with Naruto's guffaws until Sasuke punched him hard in the stomach.
Naruto's giggles quickly subsided after that as he tried to catch his breath and not lose his lunch. Damn! He'd forgotten that Sasuke was an expert in several forms of martial arts and could sure pack a punch. Not that he couldn't hold his own too, of course, given the chance. "Jackass," he grunted with a sour glare. "That's not even all I have up my sleeve, you know, so you'd better be nice to me."
Sasuke dreaded hearing what else that blond idiot had to say.
"Remember when I snuck in and took pictures of you right when you got out of the shower just to piss you off at the beginning of this semester?"
Sasuke's Glare of Death told him that yes, he did remember.
"Well, I still have those and I know some fangirls of yours that would pay me big money to get them," Naruto said with a smirk.
Sasuke stiffened and his face paled. "You wouldn't."
"Oh ho! But I would! Unless you decide to help out a friend in need here," Naruto pleaded with big blue eyes.
Naruto received the most intense Uchiha glare that he'd ever received in his life along with a venomous, "I. Hate. You."
Of course, after this glorious news, Naruto whooped and hollered, doing a victory dance around Sasuke's bedroom. He'd done it! He'd made Sasuke give in! "Okay, great! Be ready to go two Fridays from now. I'll let you know what you should pack and stuff later on," he said with a lazy wave of his hand as he shuffled back out of the room.
In a split second, Sasuke was suddenly standing right in front of him, blocking the doorway. His left eyebrow seemed to be twitching. "Eh, Sasuke, I think there's something wrong with your face…"
The twitching just got worse. "Did you just say 'pack'?"
Naruto rolled his eyes. "Duh, are you deaf now, too? And you call me the idiot."
Now a vein seemed to be throbbing at Sasuke's temple. "As in, overnight?"
"Ohhh. Um, yeah, about that…we're going to be there from Friday until Monday evening since it's a three day weekend," Naruto informed him with a nervous laugh.
Sasuke's face suddenly smoothed out before he calmly kicked Naruto's legs out from under him so that he fell on the ground. Hard. He then proceeded to stomp on his chest as he stepped over him to get back to his desk. "Forget it. Do whatever you want, it's not worth it."
Naruto heaved a sigh as he stood up, wincing. "Fine, fine. I'll just have to call your mother and Itachi and tell them how you're being mean and anti-social again."
Sasuke suddenly got a desperate look in his eyes. "Please. Don't," he said, remembering what had happened last time. His mother had been worried that he wasn't living a happy life and she wanted nothing more than for her baby to be happy! So she had deemed it necessary to come visit Sasuke and set him up on date after date, dragging him around with her and stopping people she saw around campus to ask them if they would please befriend her poor son because he didn't know how to make friends. It was downright mortifying. Luckily, after watching Sasuke flounder for a while, Naruto had stepped in and saved him. He had gotten together all of 'their' friends (they were really just Naruto's friends that Sasuke was forced to tolerate) and shown his mother that Sasuke wasn't always a cold, stuck-up bastard.
The downside to Naruto saving him had been that his mother now loved Naruto and thought he was just the most adorable, sweetest thing in the world for taking care of her baby. So if Naruto were to call her, she would for sure make Sasuke go anyway. As embarrassing as she was sometimes, Sasuke was a mama's boy and had a huge soft spot for his mother. And Naruto took advantage of that shamelessly!
As for Itachi, well…Itachi just loved to make his life hell. And he was damn good at it.
"So you'll go? Aw, you're really the best, Sasuke! I knew you'd come through for me!"
"Best friend, my ass," Sasuke muttered furiously. "He must hate me, there's no other explanation."
Naruto gave him a contemplative look before plopping down on Sasuke's bed. "Sasuke, you know I'm not just doing this to give you hell, right?"
Sasuke refused to acknowledge that statement.
"I mean, yeah, that's a great added bonus," he said with a grin. Sasuke just sent him an Uchiha glare once again. "But it's not just that. You're my best friend, I want to take you home with me so everyone can meet you and I can show you my home. Besides, it'll be good for you to get out and live a little! All you do is sit in your gloomy room and study nonstop! Admit it, you always have fun when I drag you out!"
He could have sworn that he saw a light pink tinge on Sasuke's cheeks, but it was gone the next second, if it was ever there to begin with. Sasuke shook his head with a mumbled, "Dumbass," and turned back to his desk.
"Aw, you know I love you man!" Naruto laughed as he grabbed Sasuke in a headlock and ruffled his hair.
"Back off," Sasuke growled warningly.
"Of course, of course. I'll give you more details later when you're not so pissy. Oh, wait, I forget, you're always pissy!" He saw Sasuke's hand clench in a white-knuckled fist. He made placating gestures with his hands and continued. "Haha, anyway, I promise there are no more big surprises. And I promise I won't rape you, I've been able to resist you so far!"
"Yeah," Sasuke said drily, rolling his eyes, "I was really worried about that."
"Alright, I'll leave you alone for a while. Thanks for doing this buddy, I really appreciate it."
"Like I have a choice," Sasuke grumbled. "Just get out Uzumaki."
Naruto waltzed out of the room and shut the door behind him. A few seconds later the door cracked open and a head of spiky blond hair popped in. "Oh, and Sasuke? I, for one, think it's just adorable that you sleep with a stuffed animal." He snickered and ducked out just as a heavy paperweight slammed into the door where his head had been. Ah, what would he do without his best friend?
Aaaaaand so ends chapter 1! It's kinda short, but anyone think this is worth continuing?