There was a silent chill in the air, one that crept into your body and rested deep inside your bones. Naruto would be daft if he'd said he couldn't feel it. But he was daft, so he went on believing that everything was alright. But, that's what he always did. He smiled and went on thinking that the world was a happy place. Some would have said it would take a miracle to prove him otherwise. They were wrong, of course, because said miracle only made him believe in happiness even more…

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Sasuke means to leave this night, this chilly August evening as the sun hides behind the trees. But there is one more thing his must do before he leaves this part of him behind forever. Naruto never locks his window, you see. The littlest Uchiha slipped right in, undetected by a slumbering blonde. He leans over said boy with the silence of a cat on the prowl. Lips ghost gently across a blonde hairline.

"S-Sasuke? What are you doing here? It's the middle of the night?" Naruto muttered sleepily, rubbing his eyes. The Uchiha pulled back a bit.

"I wanted to give you something." He whispered against the harsh backdrop of regret that danced behind his words. Naruto didn't pick up on this of course. He smiled up at Sasuke.

"A present?" His blue eyes were wide. Sasuke smiled sadly.

"Yes, sort of. But I mean to take the same thing from you." He said cryptically. Naruto furrowed his brow, confusion apparent in his gaze.

"What do you mean, Sasuke-teme?"

Naruto had been his first kiss, as well as his second, but this time, there was something else present. There was passion, regret…innocence. Naruto blinked, before relaxing into the kiss. It felt good to be loved…to be wanted. At this point all he could focus on was how close Sasuke held him. Like he would never let the blonde go. Oh…if he only knew.

Their lovemaking was passionate, but quick and inexperienced. It was a blur of tongues, of moans and whimpers. Naruto wasn't long for the conscious world as Sasuke collapsed on top of him, but before he drifted to sleep, he whispered the four words the raven dreaded and coveted.

"I love you, Sasuke."

The Uchiha left that cold, chilly August night, precisely as he meant to. And, true to his word, he left a gift behind, growing in Naruto's belly. Sensing the love between the two boys, Kyuubi granted them the one thing that might bring them back together. Creating a womb of chakra, the Fox vowed to nurture the child that would soon grow there. He would give this precious gift to his vessel.

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