A/N: Sorry guys, I had to reupload this since I just figured out how to work everything, sorry.

Also, I've been asked to tell you guys that this is an AU (I think that's what the person called it) but it barely has anything whatsoever to do with the original plotline of Naruto.
This is a yaoi story, boy/boy love, so don't like, don't read. And please refrain from flamming. Thank you and please review.

Chp. 1

"Kakashi!" I yelled into the night sky as his body fell limply in my arms. Tears streamed down my face as his lifeless eyes gazed up at me. I hugged him closer to me, burying my face in his hair. I rocked back in forth, whispering. "No, no...don't leave me my love...no, please stay..." I could feel the warmth slowly leaving his body and I knew he was gone. I bowed my head in defeat and continued to cry. The rain pounded loudly around us and I shivered as it struck my exposed skin.
"Oh Kakashi..." I whispered into his hair, running my fingers along his face gently. "I wish I could have said I loved you one more time..." The tears continued to fall and I was suddenly engulfed by his familiar scent. I sighed heavily, remembering the way he had looked at me, his eyes brimming with love and the memories came back...

"Gosh, Kabuto-kun, you need to be more careful..." Kakashi sighed lovingly, wrapping a bandage around my wounded arm.

"I know, Kakashi watashi no ai...I'll try and be more careful next time..." I looked down, and begun playing with my hands.

He stretched his arm out and carressed my face, making me look up. He smiled slightly. "Maybe jumping through that window wasn't the best idea..."

I felt my eyes widen and my cheeks grow hot. "But, Kakashi, if they had discovered me there with you, I'd have been reported as an Otogakure spy and we'd never see each other again! I HAD to do it...for my sake and yours."

He wrapped his arms around me in a tight embrace. "Ā,-ai, I know, I know, but you really should have been a little more careful...then we could have prevented this." He gazed down at my body, which was covered from head to toe in scratches.

I shrugged slightly in his arms. "I didn't know what else to do, watashi no ai," I whispered, closing my eyes in the presence of his warmth.

He kissed my forehead. "It's alright love...come on...we need to give you a nice and relaxing bath." He smiled and stood up, helping me to my feet as well. I leaned in against him. "Alright then."

"Kakashi, stop it! That tickles!" I laughed, my face turning bright pink.

He smiled and stopped tickling my side. "Oh, alright then." He picked the wash rag back up and
began to wash my back again.

I sighed, closing my eyes as he continued to wash my body slowly. I felt myself slowly drift to sleep
and was soon awakened by his voice. "Kabuto? Kabuto my love? Honey, you need to wake up now." He rested his hand on my shoulder and shook me gently. I forced my eyes open. "Huh, why?"

He smiled and pointed to my body. "You're getting all pruney, love." He laughed and beckoned for
me to stand up. "Come on...let's get you dressed."

He rummaged through my closet, looking for some clothes. "Hmmm...what shall we have you wear today?" He had his back turned away from me.

I shrugged. "Heck if I know."

He looked over his shoulder at me. I looked down and blushed, avoiding his gaze. He walked over and drapped his arm around my shoulders. He laughed. I looked up at him. "What's so funny?"

He continued to laugh and covered his mouth with his free hand. He closed his eyes and shook his head again, finally calming down. "All you have is purple, love...you need more of a variety."

I smiled. "Yeah, I know...but how is that even remotely funny?"

He shrugged. "I don't know, I just thought it was."

The rain continued to grow louder and hit against my skin harder, as another memory flashed
across my mind...

"Kabuto, what are you doing?" Tayuya yelled at me as I pushed past her and ran towards the forest. The Chunnin exams had begun and Lord Orochimaru was moving in for his kill against the legendary 3rd Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village.

"Kabuto!" She yelled again, throwing a kunai in my direction. I dodged it hesitantly and ran
faster. I heard her footsteps behind me, which was followed by an echo of voices.

"Let him go, Tayuya." Sakon urged her.

"Yeah, he knows what he's doing." Ukon agreed, glancing back at me.

I felt their gazes pierce my back as I continued to run towards the darkening forest. Once I had reached a spot far enough away from the battle arena, I collapsed into a heap on the ground. My brain was swarming. Even after all this time, I wasn't quite sure where my loyalties lie. I had a nagging feeling that I was somehow forced into Lord Orochimaru's grasp. This thought brought me to my knees. I feel used. Torn. And so, without doing it consiously, I began to cry.

"Kabuto!" I looked up to see who called my name, unable to pinpoint it's owner. God I was so out of it right now. Damn this foul wretched world! I slammed my fist on the ground, and began to cry some more.

"Kabuto? Kabuto, my love, is that you?" the voice came again, and it sounded as if it was right beside me. I looked up to see who it was. Kakashi. I was so thankful for his presance now, when I felt like dying. He placed his hand on top of my fist, uncurling my fingers. His eyes met mine.

"What's wrong Kabuto? Why are you acting so strange?" He whispered.

I looked down, trying to avoid his gaze. "I don't know." I said, my voice coming out as a whisper.

He stroked my face with the palm of his hand. "If it's about the ambush, I understand, it's not your doing..."

I shook my head, feeling as if I was about to throw up. "No, you don't understand...you're Hokage is being assassinated as we speak...and it's parcially my fault."

I heard his sharp intake of breath. There was a moment of silence before he finally spoke. "I don't believe it is, Kabuto." I could tell he was recovering from the blow of my words.

"But it is..." I whispered. "I helped recruit the ninja from the Village Hidden in the Sand...I told them our plans to destroy the Hidden Leaf."

There was more silence, followed by him crying as well. He hugged me tightly. "Oh Kabuto!" he stroked my back and we sat there for the longest time. Not moving. Not breathing. Until we heard the scream that prooved, in truth, that Hiruzen Sarutobi was indeed dead.

A/N: Sorry, this chapter sucks...it is my first yaoi story after all. But please continue reading. I promise after this chapter, it gets WAY better.