Hello all. This is just a short two-chapter story for my favorite boys. Sasuke and Naruto. Hope you enjoy. Open up youtube and prep 'Friend Like Me' from Aladdin. ^_^ I was talking to a friend and Disney films came up and so this story was written.
I own nothing except the plot.
All I ever wanted was a love story, just like in the movies.
Sasuke was led around for a few more minutes on his girlfriend's perfect date. The shopping spree was over, but there was still a dinner waiting for them at her favorite sushi restaurant, never mind his allergy to fish.
"Oh, Sasuke I just can't believe what a day we've had! Hasn't it been perfect?" She sighed as her hand wrapped about his bicep in delight.
Sasuke smiled kindly at her, but it didn't quite reach his eyes. "It has." He said and she was none the wiser to his white lie.
"I can't wait to move in together." She said while Sasuke held the door open for her.
"Me neither." Sasuke said and followed her indoors.
It was going so well, just like in the romances I'd seen.
-6 months later-
"You're what?" Sasuke asked as he shut the door behind him. It had been a long day at work and he'd hoped to arrive home to some dinner or take-out, but instead his girlfriend, soon to be ex-girlfriend by the looks of things, was packing up what seemed to be like the last of her things.
"I really hoped to be out before you returned." She said apologetically.
"How thoughtful of you." Sasuke said and walked into the room. "What's going on?"
"Sasuke, it isn't working out." She said and put down the tape after closing and labeling the last box.
"So, you were going to leave without telling me? Did you think of telling me there were problems before packing up?" Sasuke was more confused than he was upset. He had no idea anything was wrong. He'd spent the last two years making sure she was happy. The last 6 months they'd been living together he'd been walking on eggshells to make sure she had everything she wanted.
"It was obvious, if you'd been paying attention." She said and hoisted the box up into her arms. "Can you open the door for me, babe?" She asked as she walked to the exit.
Sasuke stood near the door still with his leather satchel in hand and his long brown trench coat still on. He reached out a gloved hand and held the door open for her. "It's over then?" He asked.
"Obviously." She said and walked out of both his apartment and his life.
Like in all good films Destiny must have had a plan.
-2 weeks later -
Sasuke sat in his breakfast nook with a newspaper before him. He wasn't reading it. He was only pretending to do so while his left hand gripped tightly onto a small blue velvet box. He finally set it down and opened it. The diamond ring shone back at him brightly. It was meant for a girl in love. The more Sasuke looked at it the more he regretted buying it.
He shut the box again and this time picked up the newspaper. He had to find the information to solicit a new roommate. Even if she didn't love him, it would have been nice to get a heads up so he could find a roommate to help pay the rent which was due in only a few days. Sasuke found the information easily and started writing out a short ad. He didn't like the shortcut lingo of the newspaper and he made enough to manage the 5 dollars a word for a well thought out ad. He just didn't make enough to cover his luxury apartment all on his own.
NEEDED male roommate
2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath apartment.
2 work offices, cozy breakfast nook, dining room,
full kitchen and a spacious living room.
For more information contact Sasuke at (555) 555-2395
Sasuke stared at his neat handwriting and thought that was enough information to lure somebody in.
Sure enough by the next weekend, when the ad was printed, Sasuke's cell phone was ringing at least twice every hour. It was when he'd answered his phone for the tenth time that night that Sasuke thought that he should have specified on the rent amount. Most hung up once their half of the rent was mentioned, and he hadn't even gotten to utilities, which were certainly not included.
Sasuke stared at his phone as it rang. He debated answering, but after the 5th ring he decided the person was really dedicated so he answered.
"Hello," He said as he pulled out a frozen dinner from the freezer. He held the cellphone against his head with the help of his shoulder and started opening the box for his Mexican dinner. He pulled back the plastic wrap and rolled his eyes. "Hello?" He asked again more forcefully.
"Hello!" Came the startled response. "I thought I'd gotten the machine. I was thinking of what message to leave." The voice said in a rush.
"Are you calling about the apartment?" Sasuke asked as he stuck the cardboard plate into the microwave and turned it on. He jumped onto the counter as the person on the other side whispered to somebody.
"Yes. About the apartment." He said in a calmer voice as obviously advised by their company.
"Well, let me start by saying that rent is 700 dollars and utilities aren't included. If you haven't hung up yet, feel free to ask me any questions you may have." Sasuke said expecting to hear the dial tone. He pulled open a drawer and got a fork out.
"I'm still here." The other voice said amused. "I do have a few questions. Do you have pets?"
"No pets and the building requires an additional deposit if you're bringing one in. Also, I'm allergic to cats and dogs and anything with fur and a pulse." Sasuke said. There was no use in delaying the inevitable.
"I don't like pets. That's why I asked. How do you feel about smoking?" He asked.
Sasuke jumped off of the counter and pulled out his dinner. He mixed about the compartments then set it back in for a few more minutes.
"I don't smoke. I don't like smoking in the apartment. If you smoke, you'll have to do it outside." Sasuke said.
"I don't smoke. That's why I asked. So, when can I come by and see it?" He asked.
Sasuke was surprised they weren't spooked away. "I'm free this weekend. What time is good for you?" Sasuke asked grateful to have the first person genuinely interested in the apartment.
"How is 6 in the afternoon?" The other person sounded like they were scrambling about for something.
"That's fine. I'm in apartment 5a. It's on 1245 North Diamond Avenue." Sasuke said.
"The Diamond Apartments?" The other voice asked.
"Yes. You know them?" Sasuke asked and took his dinner to the dining table.
"I've been trying to get one of their smaller single apartments for months. The waiting list is long!" He said impressed.
"Well, you might live here yet. What's your name by the way?" Sasuke asked as he peeled off the clear wrapping off his food.
-6pm that weekend-
Sasuke didn't have to do much to make the apartment presentable. He picked up all of his dirty clothes and tossed them in his room. He threw out the trash that was full of microwave dinners and gave the dining table a quick wipe down with a napkin. He looked about the place and was satisfied to see it clean, just like she'd left it. Sasuke, eyed the doors he'd have to open soon, her office, her bedroom. Sasuke shook his head. Her bedroom, that should have tipped him off.
Sasuke's hand lingered on the doorknob. He'd have to open it eventually. He took a breath and prepared himself to open the door. A buzzing sound from the speaker saved him from the tortuous process.
He precessed the intercom. "Yes?"
"Uh, this is Naruto Uzumaki. Is this Sasuke?" Naruto asked through the microphone while staring at the little black circle on the wall.
Sasuke saw a blonde head of hair and large blue eyes staring at him curiously. He almost laughed. "Come on up fifth floor." He said and buzzed the door unlocked. It was only after that that he noticed Naruto wasn't alone. There was a person with a large jacket trailing behind.
Sasuke opened his door at the knock. Before he introduced himself again he heard a loud admiring whistle come from the unannounced man behind Naruto.
"This is a fancy place." He said and pounded Naruto heartily on the back.
Naruto grinned. "Hello." He said and held out his hand. "I'm Naruto. This is Kiba. He's my – friend." Naruto said and walked in when Sasuke moved aside.
"Nice to meet you both. I'm Sasuke." He led the couple into the living room. "The apartment is fully furnished. This is the living room. The television is mine, but you'd be welcome to it." Sasuke led them to the kitchen and noticed Kiba had strayed behind to stare at the 70 inch flat screen on the wall.
"This place is really neat." Naruto said and looked around the large kitchen. He saw the double ovens and the large stove. He swept his hand over the marble and followed Sasuke into the dining room.
"It seats 12, but it's usually just me." Sasuke said. "I don't have many people over. I like a quiet apartment."
"I like quiet." Naruto said and looked over the dark wood. "This place is really something." He said again. "I've been meaning to say something." Naruto said and hesitated.
Sasuke led the way to the breakfast nook. "What is it?" He asked.
"I wouldn't be moving in alone." Naruto said as they passed by Kiba who was switching through the HD channels transfixed by the television.
Sasuke came to a stop in front of her room. "If we split the rent three-ways it would be about 467.00 a piece. There are only two bedrooms however." Sasuke said.
Naruto's ears were red at the tips. "We wouldn't need another bedroom." Naruto said.
Sasuke nodded in understanding. He opened the door and saw that it was completely empty. The bed sat alone in the middle of the room with two simple side tables on each side. It was devoid of the rose colored sheets he knew so well. The walls were bare of their usual frames. The pictures of them at the fair were no longer sitting by the bed next to a lamp he'd always thought too garish. He walked in before Naruto and showed him around. The bathroom was attached to that room. It was also empty. He half expected to see her make-up or her shampoo. As Sasuke sighed he smelled her perfume. It was torture.
"Y-you and your girlfriend will have plenty of space. I've yet to show you the office though." Sasuke said. He needed to get out of that room. He left Naruto behind without waiting for an answer. Naruto had no choice but to follow.
"This is nice too." Naruto said.
If Naruto decided to stay, Sasuke would have to gift him a thesaurus. "The desk and the bookshelves are all set up. You could use this room for something else, but it was set up as a study when we got this place."
"Oh, you live with somebody too?" Naruto asked.
"No. Not anymore." Sasuke said.
Naruto didn't say anything else. He let himself out to the living room where Kiba looked more than comfortable on the sofa.
"I think I'd like to live here." Naruto said and Kiba sat up. "Do you have anything to ask me?" Naruto asked.
"I'm not too overly picky. The lease is under my name, but if you move in, I expect you to sign an agreement with me that says you will pay your share of the rent and half of the utilities." Sasuke explained. "I'm seeing a few more people later this week." He lied. "I'll give you a call when I've made my decision."
Naruto nodded and handed Sasuke a card. "Please consider me. I'll be the best roommate. I guarantee it!" Naruto said and grinned at Sasuke.
Sasuke took the card and smirked at Naruto. "We'll see." He said and led them both out.
-4 months later-
Sasuke leaned against the door frame of his room. He was completely entertained. Sasuke was smiling in his apartment a lot more now a days. So much so that he'd taken notice that it was almost always Naruto's fault. Sasuke's amusement came today as he watched as Naruto vacuumed with Aladdin playing on the television. Sasuke watched until the song Friend Like Me played and Naruto started to sing along. He was also dancing. Naruto was shaking his hips in the silliest way Sasuke had ever seen anyone do. He couldn't help chuckling as Naruto vacuumed.
Naruto realized he was being watched by his roommate. He gave him a look over his shoulder and lifted an eyebrow as he'd seen the other do on occasion. "You ain't never had a friend like me!" He yelled at Sasuke even though the song wasn't at that part just yet. He left the vacuum running as he danced his way seductively over to Sasuke. He held a cleaning rag between both of his hands and held it over his mouth and nose like a veil. Sasuke smiled at the imitation. Naruto threw the rag aside and tugged on Sasuke's hand. Sasuke looked away embarrassed as he was pulled into a dancing stance. Naruto gripped his hip and hand then pulled him into the spacious living room.
"Dance." He commanded and started moving about without much rhythm. Sasuke chuckled as he slowly complied and danced with much more attention to the beat than Naruto.
"Mr. Aladdin sir what will your pleasure be?" Naruto mumbled along with the song as he led Sasuke out in a turn and tugged him back in.
Sasuke couldn't help but laugh. If he'd been told he'd be dancing with a man in his living room to a childhood favorite a few months back, he would have dismissed them as insane. As it were he felt pretty silly, but realized that it didn't matter because nobody was watching. It was only Naruto and he was doing his best to make Sasuke laugh.
Sasuke was led in a strange combination of dances. He was sure Naruto was making it up as he went. Sasuke only released Naruto to push his glasses up before taking Naruto's hand again. They spun on the carpet and narrowly avoided tables and the vacuum as they waltzed, sambaed and plain just wiggled along around the floor joined at the hands and sometimes hips.
Naruto didn't release Sasuke until the dancing veiled girls came onto the screen and danced up against Aladdin. Sasuke could have predicted the next move. Naruto rubbed up against Sasuke in a very good imitation of the cartoon and Sasuke still couldn't wipe the silly smile off his face. "You need the veil again." He said jokingly.
Naruto grinned and grabbed Sasuke's hand once more. He pulled him close and the dance started again. "Mr. Aladdin, sir, have a wish or two or three." Naruto whispered still to the song as he danced.
Naruto took Sasuke into a spin before tipping him and leaning over him. Their eyes met and Naruto was sure he was leaning forward just as Sasuke was. It was just that moment that the song ended and the front door opened. The chuckle died midway in his throat as Sasuke saw an upside down ex-girlfriend staring at him with an open mouth.
"K-karin-" Sasuke put his leg down as he'd instinctively lifted it when he was tipped. He let go of Naruto's hand and pulled away. His attention was completely on the woman at the door.
Naruto released Sasuke and stared for a few seconds. He moved away, turned off the vacuum and wondered if that was the girl Sasuke refused to name. He didn't want to interfere as their moment had obviously ended. Naruto looked back only to see Sasuke approach the front door with wide eyes. He looked still very much in love with her. Naruto gritted his teeth and didn't want to think about why he minded so much. What was it to him who Sasuke liked or loved? He had Kiba. Naruto put the vacuum away in the broom closet and passed the couple again as he went to his room.
"Sasuke, I didn't know you danced." Karin said with a surprised voice that bordered on mocking.
"What are you doing here?" Sasuke asked. It had been too long for her to show up uninvited.
"I'm leaving." Karin said and reached for something in her pocket.
"You already did." Sasuke said finally letting himself feel anger over the heartbreak and disappointment. Somehow right now it didn't hurt as much. He just wanted her gone.
"I meant I'm leaving the country. I found a few of your things and wanted to bring them back. Also, here's your key." She held out her hand and in it was the key he'd paid for. She didn't want a regular key so he ended up special ordering some ridiculous custom key. He took it from her hand and pocketed it.
"Where are my things?" Sasuke asked.
"I've brought them." Karin said and pointed out to the hallway.
"Thank you for bringing them by." Sasuke said and went out to the hall for his box. He brought it back in while she stood watching him closely.
"Did I make you gay?" She asked finally with a chuckle and an obviously amused tone.
"I'm not gay." Sasuke said with a confused look on his face.
"So, who is that guy who was about to kiss you?" Karin asked.
"He wasn't about to kiss – look whatever I am, whoever he is, it is of no concern of yours." Sasuke said as he decided that he had nothing to explain to her. "Thank you for bringing back my key and my things. I hope you do well in life. Goodbye Karin." Sasuke reached for the door and prepared to close it.
Karin laughed. "You're in denial then. I know you Sasuke. You like him. Don't you? Oh, let me guess he's just a roommate and somehow you've found yourself looking at him. You're curious aren't you?" She asked all too quickly.
"Bye Karin." Sasuke insisted and shut the door on her. He locked it and shook his head. He was having such a good day too.
"Is that true?" Naruto asked from behind him.
Sasuke jumped and turned to face Naruto. He chuckled. "No. I'm not- I don't like guys." Sasuke said afraid that if he said that he'd been a little curious since Kiba and Naruto moved in Naruto wouldn't want to be his friend anymore.
"I don't care if you like guys." Naruto said with a reassuring smile and approached Sasuke. He tugged on his hand. "New song. Let's dance again." He said.
Sasuke smiled and shrugged. "Sure." He said glad that Naruto had dropped the subject. They weren't dancing as much as before. It was more them jumping about like kids on the carpet and occasionally touching, but that was better than thinking about Karin.
"Brush up your Sunday salaam." Naruto started singing to the song.
Sasuke chuckled. "Do you know all the songs?" He asked.
"He's got 75 golden camels!" Naruto sang. "Yes, all of the songs from all of the Disney movies." Naruto dipped Sasuke again, but this time pulled him up quickly.
"I've never met anybody like you." Sasuke said as he was brought back up.
"He's got the monkeys. Let's see the monkeys." Naruto smiled at the comment, but kept singing.
"I guess now isn't the time for a conversation." Sasuke said and was dipped yet again. He was starting to get dizzy. He was going to have to teach Naruto new dance moves.
"And that good people is why- Yeah, not while I'm singing" Naruto answered and finally stopped dancing. "Now we have to do it all over again because you made me talk." He said and went up to the television.
"I think I'm done for the day." Sasuke replied and took a seat on the sofa. Naruto forwarded the movie and took a seat very close to Sasuke.
"Alright. This one isn't for dancing anyways." Naruto leaned back and grabbed Sasuke's arm so that it was over his shoulder. Sasuke let himself be propped up as Naruto wanted.
Naruto pushed play and A Whole New World began.
All I ever wanted was a love story, and somehow I ended up with this.
Hope you enjoyed it. There is one more chapter left.
Check out 'Oh Christmas Tree', if you haven't already for more SasuNaru.