Hey guys! This is my first SasuNaru fanfiction so have mercy on me! . Enjoy :D

Bold Italic = Memory/Flashback

Italic = Thought

Chapter Japanese-English Translations

Oka-chan/san: Mom

Haiyaku: Hurry up/Quickly

Teme: An rude way of saying "you"

Dobe: Idiot/Loser

Hai hai: Yeah yeah/Whatever

"Why are you crying?"

The pale, raven haired boy stood over the crying blond with concern. Naruto looked up, pink eyed and teary.

"Why do you care?" Naruto spoke trying to sound threatening but his voice cracked taking away the hostility.

"Because I do, so what's wrong?" He crouched down to become eye level with the other boy. "If you share a secret with me, I'll share one with you. It's only fair."

Naruto pondered it for a moment. He didn't know if he could trust Sasuke. He'd just met him and had no idea who this kid was. Sasuke sighed impatiently.

"I don't mean to be rude but Oka-chan said I need to hurry home so that I could greet my new brother," Sasuke said trying to sound as nice as possible.

"Sasuke, haiyaku!" Itachi called.

"I'm coming!" Sasuke called back.

Naruto sighed. "My parents are dead." He was so quiet that it barely came out as a whisper. "And it's my fault."

His eyes started to produce more tears. Sasuke gave him a small smile and wiped it away. He patted the boy's head and leaned in to his ear. "I don't like girls."

Ugh, stupid teme, Naruto thought to himself as he sat in his seat. He sent a quick glare towards Sasuke who was at the time surrounded by girls. Sakura was among them but smiled apologetically to Naruto while he wasn't looking. Naruto never understood why so many girls fawned over Sasuke. That's because no one knows his secret. He rolled his eyes and tried to find some sort of distraction. They had a substitute teacher. Iruka was out on some special teacher workshop and would be out for the week. Naruto didn't mind too much, it meant less work.

"Stop zoning out," Gaara said poking Naruto's nose. "It's not good to keep everything to yourself."

Naruto narrowed his eyes at him. "I'm just bored. I have nothing pent up inside." Okay well the second part was a lie. "Besides we have five minutes left in the period and I have to stay for stupid clean up duty."

"You and Uchiha, right?"

"Yeah, but I don't mind. We have to go home together."

"Have fun then."

Naruto rolled his eyes and just then the bell rang. "I'll see you later, Gaara."

Gaara walked off but waved over his shoulder. Naruto looked over at Sasuke again and saw all the girls wave flirtatiously good-bye to him. Naruto sighed and went to the closet to get the cleaning supplies. Naruto was happy when they were finally alone. He enjoyed alone time with Sasuke. He was a little more…relaxed you could say when they were alone.

"Oi, dobe," Sasuke called.

That didn't mean he wasn't still annoying. "What teme?"

Sasuke took the broom from Naruto and seemed to be hiding a smile. "Let's make this quick alright? Oka-san wants us home by 4."

"Hai hai," Naruto agreed. "You sweep and I'll straighten the desks out."

Sasuke nodded and they began their designated jobs. Naruto was done quickly so he started to wash the board. He was having a little trouble reaching the top the board and glared when he saw a pale hand reach where he missed.

"Go and dust out the erasers, I'll do the rest," Sasuke said with a smirk.

Naruto huffed but grabbed the erasers and opened the window to do his job. They were done by 3:40 and Sasuke was rushing Naruto to grab his things so they could make it in time. It was a half hour walk from their school to home but they'd make it in 15 minutes if they ran. Sasuke gave Naruto another smug look and licked his thumb.

"What?" Naruto asked.

Sasuke wiped his nose. "You had chalk on your nose dobe."

Naruto blushed slightly but ignored it. "Oh, thanks."

Naruto didn't understand why Sasuke called him "dobe". He was actually really smart. In fact, he was one of the smartest in their class. He was skipped a grade so he was the youngest in the entire class. He'd gotten used to it over the years but he still wondered. Fuck it, he thought to himself.

"Oi, teme! Why do you call me 'dobe'?" Naruto asked as they ran and as they did he tripped but was saved by Sasuke as usual.

"Because you do stupid things like this," Sasuke replied with a smirk. "Now hurry up. Oka-san will have my head if we're not home on time."

Naruto nodded and sped up to keep up with Sasuke. They reached the house at exactly 3:59 but Sasuke held Naruto back from the door. Naruto was confused but Sasuke just took his key out and looked down at his watch. He noticed Sasuke mouth "3, 2, 1" and then he opened the door and pushed Naruto in front of him.


The lights were flipped on and Itachi was seen popping a party popper and Naruto's mother standing with a cake in her hands. Well, not his mother biologically speaking. Biologically, Mikoto was Sasuke's and Itachi's mother. Today was the 10 year anniversary since Naruto moved in to live with the Uchihas. He was the adoptive brother of the family.

Naruto smiled big and blew out the candles. His mom kissed his cheek and Itachi ruffled his hair. He turned to Sasuke who was holding a present. He opened it to see it was a necklace with a teal crystal attached. He picked it up and looked at it curiously.

"It's from Tsunade," Mikoto explained. "Sasuke, help him get that on and let's eat this wonderful cake!"

Naruto handed Sasuke the necklace and he tied it on. He slipped his arms around Naruto's waist and hugged him. "Happy 10 years dobe," he whispered and walked to the kitchen.

Naruto blushed and was taken a bit aback by the action. Sasuke hugged him like that all the time but for some reason the hug felt different. He ignored the butterflies that threatened to go wild in his stomach and rushed into the kitchen. It was a chocolate cake covered in strawberry icing. Mikoto had baked it herself. Naruto later found out that the necklace belonged to the late brother of Tsunade, his grandmother. Naruto had been very close to him before he died. Fugaku, their father, had called not too long after they finished their cake. He was out on a business trip so was unfortunately absent for the mini celebration. He'd be back the next day so Naruto made sure to save him a slice of cake.

Later that night, Naruto fell asleep doing his homework. Sasuke looked over at him from his desk. They shared a room and even though Naruto had a desk, he preferred to work on his bed. Sasuke smiled to himself and looked to see he left 5 problems undone on his math homework. He sighed. "I'll let you sleep today, dobe," he said quietly to himself. He smiled and kissed the blond's forehead then went back to his desk to finish his and Naruto's homework.