Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or its characters, nor do I make any profit from this fanfic.

Warnings: Contains yaoi, sexual acts/situations, and some foul language. If you cannot handle that, then do not read.

Beta: telracsgomesu

Rated: M

Pairing: SasuNaruSasu

Summary: Uchiha Sasuke, a famous Japanese rocker and closeted gay, has to live a lie for the sake of his career. What he ended up getting, however, was an obsession for an American stripper and a yearning for freedom. AU, Smut, Hurt/Comfort.

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Touch Me

Part III 2.2



Sasuke's insides clenched at the other's sultry words. He readily shifted. "Let me—"

However, Naruto gripped his hips, securing him in place. "No, let me. I've been dying to do this." His heated eyes penetrated Sasuke's with their electric-blue intensity.

For a second, Sasuke looked putout. However, hearing the other's words, and seeing the promising glint in Naruto's eyes, he eventually nodded, too turned on to bother arguing.

After receiving the gesture of consent, Naruto resumed his quest, kissing a wet trail down the center of Sasuke's chest, until he reached the subtle dip of his navel. There, Naruto leisurely swirled his tongue, sensing the contracting muscles of the other's firm abdomen beneath his lips.

Then, Naruto's fingers settled on the drawstring knot of the other's pants. Looking up at him with a smirk, Naruto held Sasuke's expectant gaze, as he gradually undid it. "Lift yourself up for me, gorgeous," he then requested.

Sasuke was so entranced by the look on Naruto's face that it took him a moment to realize what he'd even said. He quickly lifted his hips, allowing Naruto to pull down the waistband of his pants, until he'd completely removed them. Sasuke immediately let out a sigh at having one less layer of constriction to deal with.

Once that task was out of the way, Sasuke's hand went right back to gripping the hair at Naruto's nape, as the other reverently traced the outline of Sasuke's bulging erection, which was straining against the thin material of his dark boxer-briefs. Hearing Sasuke's sharp inhale, Naruto smiled a little, enjoying the anxious look on the other's face.

"How badly have you wanted this?" he asked softly.

Sasuke's grip tightened in Naruto's hair. "Isn't it obvious?" he replied with a slight curving of his lips.

"I don't know. I like visuals as much as any guy, but I love hearing even more," he said with a cheeky look. "So tell me, Sasuke," he urged with a squeeze to the other's hard-on. "How badly have you wanted this?"

Sasuke's hips jerked at the action. Impatiently, his hand fisted in Naruto's hair. He quickly leaned down and caught the other's lips in a swift, bruising kiss. "Too fucking badly," he murmured fiercely against them. "Now are you going to suck me off or not?"

Turned on by the other's smoldering gaze as Sasuke's face lifted, Naruto smirked. "Hell yeah."

With that, he leaned back, grasping the elastic band of Sasuke's briefs, and smoothly pulled his length out of its confinement, his hand brushing against the neat, wiry pubic hair there. Naruto licked his own lips as he stared at the sight of his own hands wrapping around the warm, veined cock, which was stiff and ruddy with color. He gave it a few lingering pulls, admiring how it filled his hand nicely, the thin foreskin moving deliciously with the action.

Naruto smiled, hearing Sasuke give a hiss of pleasure. "Well, let's not keep you waiting any longer."


"No, don't—"

Naruto smiled, ignoring the harsh grip on his hair. "Believe me, as much as I wanna finish you off, this isn't how I want it to end for you this time. There's so much more we can do. Get my drift?" he said, his grip loose around the root of the other's erection.

Letting that sink in, Sasuke let out a deep breath, eventually nodding. He knew what Naruto meant. He willed his body to calm down, shoving aside his irritation.

Naruto let out a small huff of laughter, seeing the flash of impatience cross his pale face. He leaned up to kiss Sasuke. "Sorry, babe. But don't worry. I'll make it up to you next time. And uh," he glanced down at his own crotch, "I got a situation of my own going on down there that needs taking care of too."

At that, Sasuke let out a rumble of a laugh. "Hmm, is that so? Well, we're going to have to take care of that." He leaned down to kiss Naruto on his neck. A moment later, a hand reached down to boldly cup the other's bulging hard on, which was straining against the other's jeans.

"Yesss, we have to," Naruto murmured, hissing when the other gave a firm squeeze. Sasuke's mouth promptly assaulted his, the other avidly sucking on his tongue as his nimble hands pulled down his zipper.

Together, the both of them were able to rid Naruto of his jeans. Sasuke impatiently lowered the other's briefs, unconsciously licking his lips, as he watched the fat, reddened erection spring free as Naruto stepped out of his underwear.

However, just as Sasuke set about reaching for the neglected organ, Naruto grabbed his wrists and pulled him up off the bed. "Wha—"

"There'll be time for that later. Right now, I want you naked," he said with a wolfish smile, as he shoved down the other's pants and briefs. Sasuke quickly stepped out of them, revealing sinewy thighs and calves that Naruto's blue eyes hungrily ogled. As soon as Sasuke did that, Naruto was on him, using his weight to force them both backwards onto the soft bed, as they kissed fiercely.

In a tangle of arms and legs, they scooted backwards until Sasuke's head was able to rest against one of the fluffy, black pillows. One of Naruto's knees nudged Sasuke's, and he spread them enough so that Naruto could settle in between the cradle of his thighs, Sasuke's arms wrapping around his shoulders.

Both men moaned as their cocks pressed together, Naruto's rigid arousal against Sasuke's damp and spent one. Braced carefully on his elbows, Naruto gathered Sasuke in his arms and the two resumed their kissing, their tongues sliding wetly against each other as Naruto's hips began undulating gently against Sasuke's. After a series of deep, languid kisses, Naruto lifted his mouth, staring into the other's sultry gaze. He moved aside a silky lock of Sasuke's bangs.

"Sasuke, I don't know if you can tell, but I really want you," he admitted with an intense look on his face.

Sasuke smirked up at him. "I can tell," he said, thrusting his hips upwards.

Naruto groaned, the motion sending a sweet ache pulsating straight through his cock. He glared down at the other before reaching down to nip at the Sasuke's mouth with his teeth. "Getting cocky, are we?"

"If that's what you want to call it," Sasuke breathed against his lips. His hands ran down the length of the other's warm back. "So…how do you want do this?"

Despite the calm manner in which he'd asked the question, he felt slight stirrings of apprehension nipping at him. When Naruto had gone to clean up, he'd done the same in his own bathroom. While there, he'd had time to think about where things seemed to be headed. He'd seen to it that, physically, he was prepared to have sex, if it happened. Now all that was left were the actual mechanics. He had no knowledge of what position Naruto preferred, and it would be his first time with a man. His first inclination would be to act as the top…

Naruto planted a kiss on his lips, before leaning into his ear. "I really wanna be inside you, Sasuke. So badly it hurts," he murmured, leaning down to nip at his neck.

Sasuke groaned, arching a bit. Well, damn, when he says it like that…he thought to himself. When Naruto's face lifted, their gazes met again. He let out a steady breath. "I've nev—"

"I know," Naruto said, caressing the side of Sasuke's face. "I want you to trust me, though. Just like I'll trust you when you're on top," he murmured, his hand shifting to run down the length of his chest, making Sasuke shiver. "I love it both ways and I think you will too," he added, dropping a soft kiss on the other's lips. "So trust me to make it good for you?"

Sasuke studied him. He could sense the anxious anticipation in Naruto's body, even though it was carefully reigned-in. Looking up into the other's flushed face, he knew that despite his own anxiousness, Sasuke wanted, more than anything, to please him. He'd also be lying if he claimed to have no desire being on the bottom, at all. He'd had many fantasies of what it would be like with the right person. With Naruto having more experience in this area than him, he was willing to trust that he would make it a good experience for the both of them.

He gave a nod. "I have lube and condoms in the drawer."

Naruto smiled. "Awesome." Cupping Sasuke's face with one hand, he captured Sasuke's lips in another kiss, delving deep into his mouth. His hips began to circle gently once more, rubbing his and Sasuke's cocks against each other. In response, Sasuke's legs bent to frame Naruto's hips.

Sasuke moaned into the other's mouth, flicking his tongue fervidly against Naruto's. He felt breathless with renewed desire as he reveled in the sensation of his companion's hot, heavy, and very much masculine, body grinding him into the bed. His arms dragged down Naruto's back to grip his ass, squeezing the meaty globes, as he enjoyed the feeling of the taut muscles flexing beneath his hands.

This went on for a long minute or two, until Naruto tore himself away with a groan. "As much as this is nice, I think I'm reaching the point of no return soon," he said with a lopsided grin.

Sasuke let out a soft snort. "Okay." With Naruto easing back on his haunches, Sasuke leaned over the side of the bed until his fingers touched the nightstand beside it. He pulled open the top drawer.

With the other's toned, pale body stretched across the bed in such a fashion, Naruto couldn't help but gawk a bit. He ran his hand over Sasuke's smooth side, to his bare ass, giving both cheeks a firm squeeze. "Mmm. You have nice ass, guitar hero."

Sasuke smirked as he shut the drawer and eased back, a box of condoms and a bottle of lube in hand. "Thanks. Here."

Naruto briefly examined the items. The silicone-based lube was halfway used, while the box of condoms was unopened and looked brand new.

"They sometimes hand out random products at industry parties," Sasuke offered, sitting up.

"I see. Looks like someone put the lube to use," Naruto asked with knowing grin, as he shook the used bottle.

"Perhaps someone did," Sasuke said with a suggestive look.

Naruto laughed, setting down the items at his side. "C'mon, turn around."

Sasuke did as he was asked, sensing Naruto lay a soothing hand in the center of his back as he did so. Once he was on all fours, Sasuke looked back to see Naruto staring fixatedly at his rear. "Is there an issue?"

Naruto shook his head as if in a daze. "Nothing, just…damn." He rubbed his hand appraisingly over Sasuke's ass, enjoying the firm suppleness. He then gently spread his cheeks, staring at the tight opening that begged for his attention. "If you could only see yourself. I could cum right now."

Sasuke smirked, pleased. "I can believe it, judging by massive hard-on you're sporting."

Naruto sent the other a charming leer as he shifted so that he was kneeling behind him. "That'll be taken care of though, won't it? Now relax and just feel."

Sasuke let out a breath and relaxed his shoulders. He felt Naruto's hands massage his backside, briefly, before one hand slipped down to grip his half-hard erection. Sasuke hissed as the pleasurable ache made his dick throb. While one hand was busy massaging his length, the other moved down his crack until nimble fingers skimmed the sensitive ring of his anus. He sighed as he felt the pad of Naruto's thumb rub gently over it, the sensation pleasing.


For several minutes, nothing was said as both men breathed heavily against each other, their damp limbs entwined. Sasuke's arms rested weakly across Naruto's back, and Naruto remained sprawled on Sasuke. It took another minute before Naruto found the strength to shift, pulling himself free of Sasuke's body in the process, so that he was resting more against Sasuke's side, his face stuffed into a pillow.

Sasuke opened his eyes to stare at the ceiling, feeling nearly comatose—wonderfully so. He blinked slowly, blearily moving the sweaty tendrils of his bangs aside. "That was…" he began, his voice hoarse.

Naruto laughed breathlessly against his neck. "Yeah."

Another minute of silence passed. It was long enough to allow Sasuke's mind to fumble with the stirrings of anxiety. What would happen now?


Said man sluggishly propped himself up on one elbow to glance down. Sasuke's mouth opened slightly, only to close. Naruto could tell he wanted to say something, but seemed to be having trouble with it. He decided to help Sasuke out by leaning down and capturing his lips. The men shared a deep kiss, Naruto's hand reaching across to run up and down Sasuke's sweaty side.

When Naruto pulled back, he couldn't help but smile at the satisfied look on the other's face. Although they were in the shadows, Naruto could imagine that, with his pallor, the other's cheeks and chest were flushed in the aftermath of what they'd just done. One thing he could gather, however, was the newfound satiation in Sasuke's eyes. Naruto felt so smug, he'd pat his own back, if he could.

"How do you feel?"

Sasuke closed his eyes a moment before answering. "Good." He shifted a little, wincing a bit at the slight sting in his rear. "Perhaps…a little sore."

Naruto gave a sympathetic smile. "It happens. It'll get easier though the more you get used to it. The first time is always the hardest. Other than that though, you are okay?"

Sasuke sent him a mildly irritated look. "I'm hardly delicate. I'm fine. You?"

"I'm awesome," he said with a content grin, laying back down and crossing his arms behind his head.

Sasuke let out a snort of laughter, shaking his head. "You would be."

"I should be. I made you cum two—almost three—times," he said with a smirk, glancing at him.

Sasuke sent him a mild glare. "I'm aware of that. I won't stroke your ego since you're apparently already congratulating yourself."

Hearing Naruto's warm laugh, Sasuke couldn't help but crack a smile.

"You Ipod's still playing," Naruto pointed out. Both men were just able to hear the muffled sounds of music coming through the closed door from the living room.

"And so it is. Should we turn it off?"

Both men looked at each other. "No," they said at the same time, breaking into smiles.

Letting the pleasant moment pass, Sasuke shifted a bit more, only to cringe at the sensation of the mess on his chest, and the wetness in his crack. He never was much of a fan of uncleanliness. He even took showers right before shows, despite the inevitable sweat that resulted while doing them.

He gingerly sat up, catching Naruto sending him a questioning look. "We need to clean up."

Naruto scratched his cheek, with a smile. "Ah, yeah. There is that. One of the downsides of great sex."

Sasuke smirked. He then glanced at the bathroom. He had half a mind to take a shower, but didn't feel like rising from the bed with his ass aching. With comfort winning over hygiene, he looked at Naruto. "Do you mind handing me the tissue box on the nightstand?"

Naruto nodded, reaching over to grab it. Once in Sasuke's hands, he pulled out a couple of tissues, handing Naruto some. "Here. You can clean yourself with this, and you can toss that in the bin on the side of nightstand," he said, glancing with interest at the other's softening length—the soiled condom still on it.

Naruto gave a sheepish smile. "Okay," he said, moving to sit on the edge of the bed.

While Naruto did that, Sasuke rested back on his side, gingerly cleaning himself. The position gave him a rather convenient view of Naruto's lean back and rump, the latter of which was nestled neatly against the black cotton of his sheets. He tried not to stare, but was unable to stop wayward thoughts from forming, wondering how long it would be before he could have his turn at being the one on top.

He mentally chided himself. He could barely move around without wincing a bit, much less go another round now. Of course, there was also the fact that his groin ached—although pleasantly—from the night's activities. At that thought, he nearly smiled. He felt so undeniably decadent and satiated that he could almost preen.

A few minutes later, both had finished their impromptu clean up, tossing everything in the bin, before settling back against the sheets with a sigh. Both men opted to keep the lights off. Sasuke had briefly managed to glance at his phone. With no plans for tomorrow, and seeing that it was only nine-thirty in evening, he relaxed, turning his attention once again to the gorgeous man lying next to him. Naruto was lying on his back with his hands behind his head on the pillow, and looking as if he hadn't a care in the world.

"You're staring at me," Naruto said, casting him a glance in the shadows. A smile played on his lips.

Sasuke turned onto his side to face him, his face settling snuggly into the pillow. "I have cause to. It's not every day I get to have a hot, naked man in my bed," he drawled.

"Aww shucks. Taking full advantage of the opportunity, huh?"

"Damned right," he murmured, his eyes idly roaming over Naruto's body. The shadows and the sliver of light from the window cast an erotic illumination on the other's tanned body. He found himself eager to see him this way in the daylight. That is, if whatever was happening now continued on, of course.

Naruto chuckled. "Pervert."

"You have no idea," Sasuke murmured with a lecherous smirk.

Naruto moved one arm down to rest on his stomach, so that he could have a better view of Sasuke. "I wonder," he then said with a thoughtful glance.

Sasuke lifted his gaze, raising a brow. "About?"

"I'm trying to imagine how old you were when you lost your virginity. Being as you're such a hentai and all."

Sasuke let of a snort. "Guess."

"Hmm. Fifteen?"


Naruto thought some more. "Umm, sixteen?"

Sasuke smiled. "Wrong again, padawan."

Naruto looked putout. "Seventeen?"

Sasuke shook his head, looking amused. "Close."


Sasuke laughed at the surprised look on the other's face. "Yes."

"What? How's that possible? I wouldn't have figured," Naruto said, his expressive eyes curious for answers.

Sasuke shrugged a shoulder. "I may be a pervert, as you say, but sex was something I was reluctant to do with ninety-nine percent of the girls I went to school with. They were…rabid," he said with a near-shiver.

Naruto laughed. "Yeah, I can see that happening. Hey, I'll tell you about my first time if you tell me yours?"

Sasuke gave a lopsided smile. Then, squinting his eyes, he tried to recall the occasion. "Well, I think it happened on a weekend. It was after some party that my friends and I attended. Everyone there was from the visual kei scene, I think, so that was more or less why I went. Anyway, I remember drinkinga lot, and so did this other girl who I wound up talking to somehow. I suppose we must've flirted or perhaps she came onto me, I'm not sure, but I think by that point in my life, I was just ready to get the process of losing my virginity over with. I don't remember a hell of a lot after that, other than that we somehow wound up at a nearby love hotel and did it. I woke up the following morning, saw her lying there practically comatose, and left. The end."

Naruto looked at him in amusement. "How romantic."

Sasuke shrugged. "Reality often leaves much to be desired."

"Wise words Obi-wan. Wise."

"One of my friends later told me the girl they think they saw me leave with was one of those groupie types, so there was hardly any love lost. I'm just glad that I somehow managed to use a condom in my state."

"Still had it on the morning after, huh?"

"Yeap," Sasuke replied wryly.

Naruto chuckled. "It happens."

Sasuke hummed. "What about you?"

Naruto sent him a wide smile, crossing his legs at the ankles. "I lost mine in the back of a Toyota."

Sasuke laughed. "Somehow I find that fitting. How old were you?"

"Sixteen. It happened during a slumber party my then girlfriend was at. The girls were all bored and called us—the boyfriends—at night. We were just leaving the movies and drove by in one car. My friend's raggedy Toyota. Anyway, we parked by the corner, where there was a little park that had a bunch of trees and shit. So my girl climbs out of her window to meet me there, my other friends are talking with their girls, who escaped with her, on the benches. Anyway, we talked for a while, made-out for a bit, and one thing led to another. Next thing I know, I'm in the back seat of my friend's car doing the nasty. It was both our first times."

Sasuke gave an amused smile. "Was it good?"

"Well, I don't know if I was actually any good, but, I think that after I got home, I did twenty pushups, I felt so fucking good," he admitted with a chuckle.

Sasuke smiled. "I can picture it."

"Hmm, yeah. Those were good times. I'd realize later on, of course, that there was much more to sex than what I'd experienced then, but that's life isn't it?" Naruto said wistfully.

Sasuke's eyes studied Naruto's face. "Hmn."

Naruto sighed, and then glanced at him. "On that subject, you know, I can't believe you went on this long without experiencing this."

"What do you mean?"

"Well, it's just that, you're magnetic and talented, Sasuke." He shrugged, the gesture a contrast to the earnest look on his face. "You deserve to be made love to by whomever you want. If I had been around you all this time, knowing you were gay, I wouldn't have been able to keep my hands off of you."

Sasuke swallowed at the words, a light fluttering sensation emerging in the center of his chest. "You sound confident about that."

"I am. I've learned not to deny myself the things I want in life, and you shouldn't either." He thoughtfully studied Sasuke. "It must've been lonely."

Sasuke's eyes lowered slightly, his lids covering any trace of the impact those words might have had on him.

"Sasuke, can I ask you why you haven't been with a man? I don't know how long you've known you were gay but…I can guess it's been some time."

Sasuke countered the question with one of his own. "How did you know I'd never been with a man earlier?"

"Your behavior," Naruto replied with a hint of a smile. "You're naturally sensual, but there was an apprehension about you. Like you were afraid to really let go. It would only be obvious to someone like me because I deal with gay men at work all the time, so call it an educated guess. But, anyway…I wanna know more about you. I've told you a lot about me."

Sasuke was quiet a moment. "I can tell you, but it'll be awhile."

Naruto sent him a reassuring smile. "Well, I'm here and I've got all night."

Sasuke studied him. His realization of being gay wasn't something he'd talked about much. In fact, he'd only given smoothed-over details to Shikamaru and Jūgo. He'd given his bandmates even more of an ambiguous explanation. However, now that the topic was being breached, he figured that with Naruto, it wouldn't hurt to be open—as far as they'd already come.

He took a deep breath and went for it. "Well, I'd always felt a little odd. Out of place, I guess, when it came to connecting with women. In high school, I was always asked out on dates and was given those annoying ass chocolates. I don't even like the stuff."

Naruto smiled. "Not a fan of sweets?"

"Not unless it's mostly in alcoholic form," he quipped. "I can stand a few fruit drinks, but that's my limit."


"Anyway, I never had a girlfriend until after I entered university. I actually met her once I started playing in the underground visual rock scene, which was around that time. Girls would always hang around, so I suppose it was inevitable. I dated her for several months and it was…okay, even though I detested her whining half the time. We did the regular activities couples do, but I was hardly in love with her. Playing better guitar was always more important to me at the time. Eventually, we drifted apart once I became more ingrained in the band scene. She also didn't like that I was planning on leaving university mid-way through to pursue music, considering that I was among the top five in my class—neither did my parents."

Naruto raised a brow. "Wow, top five?"

Sasuke nodded against the pillow. "My mother was a nurse, now retired, and my father a lawyer. Everyone thought I would become some genius lawyer like him, but…it just wasn't my passion. Pressure was what kept me in line up until I left university. When I learned to play guitar in high school, I knew that was where my heart was, so when things started to pick up towards the end of my second year in university, I ran with it."

Naruto shifted so that he was now on his side facing Naruto, half an arm's length apart. "That must've been a hard transition."

Sasuke smirked without mirth. "To say the least. My family was not supportive, and when I fully joined the scene, I became even more fascinated with what I considered was a craft, a way of expressing emotion. Well, I was eventually recruited into my band, after someone referred me to Nao, the lead singer. Because we were doing so many gigs, I didn't focus much on my social life. My life in general consisted of being around other band members and that was enough. It was about a year later that we were signed by a label. I had a few encounters with women during that time, but it was nothing serious. I would always lose interest quickly. Looking back on it, it was convenient considering our agency doesn't encourage relationships, at least not openly."

Naruto's brows furrowed. "Why?"

He sighed. "In visual kei, the majority of the fans are women. Due to that, the heads of management prefer that all the groups or artists maintain an aura of availability for the fans. Basically, the more the female fans can think they have a chance to fuck you, the better. Your private life, whatever the status of it, must be kept private."

"Geez, tough business," Naruto muttered.

Sasuke shrugged a smooth shoulder. "Yeah, comes with the territory. Everyone knows it. It puts the artists who like to be honest with their fans in difficult positions sometimes. I've seen some of them flat-out lie on television just to protect the illusion."

"Have you had to?"

He thought about that. "Not directly. I guess you could say I mastered the art of evasion. Especially in dealing with the magazine interviews. Another aspect about visual kei though is that sometimes a lot of male-on-male action is played up on stage."

Naruto chuckled. "Ohh, I know about that. Sakura can go on and on about stuff."

Sasuke gave a slight smirk. "I'm sure. It's all pure fan-service, of course. A few of my band members were into it initially, but…I really hated it. I was not going to kiss another man on stage for shits and giggles, so I never partook in that, although that didn't stop others from doing it to me sometimes."

"What did you do about that?"

"Cursed at whoever the hell it was backstage. It was all fun and games for them, but it made me feel uncomfortable in a way I didn't like. I didn't even like undressing with the other guys in the dressing room, because…I'd find myself staring at them longer than I could control," he admitted with some annoyance. He shook his head. "Regardless, about a year into being signed, I began a relationship with a girl who worked at a rock radio station here in the city. We visit the stations quite a bit during promotions and when we did the rounds then, we struck up a conversation. It went on from there."

"Was she pretty?" Naruto asked curiously.

"Yes. Dark brown hair, nice smile, cute. She was popular because of her supreme level of kawaii," he quipped, making Naruto laugh. "And you know the local men love that shit. We got on together well once she dropped most of the cute act. In reality, she had a much more…edgy personality, and she liked many not-so-kawaii things."

Naruto raised a brow. "Like?"

"Rough sex, porn, bars, and strip clubs."

Naruto let out a bark of laughter. "So she was freaky! And were you okay with that?"

Sasuke shrugged. "I suppose I was. I mean, at that age with that lifestyle, who wouldn't be?" He then stopped short as he remembered something else.

Sasuke suddenly gave a snigger that had Naruto smiling with curiosity. "What? Tell me."

Sasuke shook his head, attempting to control his smile. "It's just that, the one thing I remember the most about her was that, among the not-so-kawaii qualities she had, she also had a clit ring."

Naruto blinked twice before letting out a burst of laughter, his face animated with mirth. "Oh shit, Sasuke! I've never been with a girl who had one. Man," he said with a giggle, "that is…"

"Freaky as hell," Sasuke finished for him, making the other laugh. "She told me she had one, but I remember when I first saw it. I was almost afraid to put my face near it."

Naruto cackled. "It's supposed to make sex—especially eating out—more effective though, no? It must've had its benefits, especially for her."

"Are you kidding me? She'd scream like a banshee."

Naruto shook with laugher, his chest shaking.

"But, I realized later on that it was more acceptable for me because it was like…a novelty. Every time we went out, it was some new, dark adventure and we didn't have to think about profound feelings and declarations of love," he explained.

"I get it. So who asked whom out?"

"She asked me," he recalled.

An impressed look crossed Naruto's face. "So the kawaii girl had some balls."

Sasuke let out a soft snort. "Anyway, we dated for a year and a half, if you can call what we had dating. We saw each other when we could in between my schedule. Everything had to be conducted in secret. My career was my priority, so it had to be done. When things ended between me and her, my parents were thrilled. They hated her."

A corner of Naruto's mouth tilted upwards in amusement. "Oh, so they knew?"

"Yes. I brought her over for dinner once. She was never invited again," he said with a chuckle.

"Harsh fam," Naruto quipped.

"More like harsh father," Sasuke admitted dryly. He turned onto his back, folding his hands over his chest, as he stared absently at the white ceiling above. "Anyway, about a year passed after that. We were working hard promoting, and writing an album, so I didn't have much time to think about dating. When I wasn't working, I was most likely at home. I spent a lot of time there by myself, tweaking songs or relaxing. It was during that time, one night, that I watched a particular movie."

Naruto listened attentively, sensing that what the other would reveal would be important.

"It was on one of those twenty-four hour movie channels and it was an American film. I watched it because the story intrigued me, and the more I watched it, the more I realized that the two main protagonists were not a female and a male, but a male and another male. It was about a love story between them, and I found myself…drawn to it," he explained quietly.

"Do you remember the name of the movie?" Naruto asked.

"No. I didn't want to remember," he said, turning to look gravely at Naruto.

Naruto stared at him for a moment before giving an understanding nod. "I get it."

"For some reason, it really penetrated my mind," he remembered. Twice, he'd determinedly lifted the remote control, ready to change the channel in favor of something less disturbing, and yet both times, he'd found himself unable to do it. "It had me thinking about things I hadn't considered before, and I didn't like it. And yet…there was a part of me that acknowledged something. I haven't seen that movie since, but after that, the thought of a man being with another man like that, like how they were in the movie, wouldn't leave my mind again."

Naruto hummed in understanding. "It got the wheels turning."

"I didn't know it at the time, but yes." Sasuke turned his face once again towards the ceiling. "At that time, I was in my early twenties and we were starting to garner more attention. The women would lose their shit, and it was fun, but I think it was the beginning of some changes in me, mentally. Several months later, we started our first nation-wide tour, and spending so much time on the road, you tend to form tight bonds with the roadies and the team. I was introduced to one of the stage team coordinators, a woman. She was four years older than I was and had worked with other bands in our agency. With touring being so isolating, we wound up speaking frequently, and through that, we began a relationship."

"What did she look like?" Naruto questioned, adjusting the pillow beneath his face.

"Well…she had long black hair that she always parted on the side, and light skin. She was very attractive—a few of the crewmembers had crushes on her." He could still picture his ex-girlfriend's short, lithe figure, always dressed in dark yet elegant clothing. And boots, always boots. "I think I was drawn to her assertiveness though. She was in charge, knew what she was doing. She was also nice and was supportive of the band, telling me how big she thought we would eventually become."

"How long were you together?"

Sasuke thought for a moment. "We were together for about three years."

Naruto's brows rose. "Wow, that's a long time, Sasuke."

He nodded. "Yeah. It was…unlike the other relationships I'd had. She knew what I did, she understood the workload, and knew the business. She was able to understand and accept the fact that I was only able to be there half of the time, if even. She was…responsible and grounded," he admitted, recalling her higher level of maturity compared to his previous girlfriends. "Around the two-year mark, we moved in together. Whenever I had an issue revolving around work, I knew I could go to her about it, and she was a good friend to me."


Sasuke sighed, taking a moment to sort out his thoughts before replying. "I thought that I might have found the type of relationship I'd been looking for when we'd begun dating. She was…perfect. She was in love with me and just wanted it to be about us. But…the more devoted she became, the more uncomfortable I was with it, emotionally and eventually physically."

Naruto nodded, shifting a little. Then, he sent him a serious look. "Sasuke—if I can ask—what was it like in bed?" he probed.

Sasuke let out a breath. He was hardly thrilled with talking about it, but at the same time, he felt relief at finally being granted the opportunity to get it off his chest. "Sex was a tension reliever for me. It always was. Even with her, I was able to detach myself emotionally from it, and it was mostly about the mechanics for me. It's what I'd always done with everyone, I suppose. However, the more time passed, the less I wanted it to be just that, and the more…unfulfilled I felt. I was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with myself because of it. I wanted…" he searched for the right words.

"You wanted something more," Naruto supplied for him.

Sasuke looked at him, their eyes holding. He was reminded once again that Naruto would be the one to understand. He shifted back onto his side, his eyes still fixed on Naruto's. "It felt empty," he admitted austerely, his tone inadvertently lowering. "There came a time when I eventually had to start thinking about other people just to get a fucking erection. I kept having all of these fantasies about being with people who weren't her and it made me feel like shit."

"Fantasies about men?"

Sasuke nodded. "Yes. At the same time, it was like the pieces of the puzzle I'd been struggling with the last few years were finally starting to fit together. The more time past, the more my own curiosity escalated," he offered, momentarily adverting his eyes. He knew he didn't have to bother mentioning just how much researching on the internet he did, and how much gay porn he watched during that period for Naruto to get his point.

Naruto hummed. "Well, hey, it's hardly anything abnormal. You were going through your own realization. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, hell, straights—we all go through it in different ways," he assured. "So at that point, you didn't tell her?"

Sasuke shook his head, the tendrils of his bangs slipping to cover one cheek. "I couldn't. I wasn't ready to admit it myself. If it was enough to mind-fuck me, I could only imagine her. What I did do was suggest we break-up. I told her that I wanted to see what else there was out there for me, that I wasn't feeling the passion anymore between us, and that I needed something else, but that it was me—my own fault—not hers."

"And her reaction?" Naruto asked, reaching out to tuck the lock of hair behind Sasuke's ear.

Sasuke briefly closed his eyes at the sensation of the other's warm fingertips skimming the side of his face. "She panicked, started crying," he replied, recalling the look of devastation on her face. "She was confused, but she wanted to work it out. She'd said she knew what lifestyle I was accustomed to and swore she'd try being more sexually adventurous, as long as I was willing to give her another chance."

Naruto sent him a sympathetic look. "Oh boy. What did you do?"

Sasuke shook his head, recalling everything with clarity. "When she threw herself into my arms, like an idiot, I gave into her, but purely out of my own guilt. For a few more weeks, I willed myself to be receptive towards her, because she was trying so hard. Too hard. The only thing prolonging our relationship did was bring more uncomfortable situations that I didn't want to deal with. She became incredibly observant to everything I did, and to the things she thought I wanted. She left her job and I didn't want her to. She wanted us to spend even more time together. She bought a slew of lingerie, and porn, and became…someone else. Someone she wasn't," he said, sucking his teeth. "The final straw, however, came when, one night, while on break during the latest tour, she got dressed in lingerie and brought out a big box of toys. She literally dumped the box right on the bed while I was sitting there getting ready to go to sleep."

Naruto's blue eyes went wide with surprise. "Toys? You mean like sex toys?

"Yes," he affirmed bitterly. He could still vividly recall the fiercely determined look she'd worn that night. The zeal she'd acquired in those last weeks had added an unsettling glint to her otherwise serene eyes.

Naruto laughed in disbelief. "Jesus. She was going full throttle in order to keep you satisfied."

"Yes, and she had no idea just how much I dreaded every second of it," he muttered. "I finally lost it once I saw a strap-on fall from the box."

Naruto stilled. "Wow, Sasuke…" He could only imagine how badly Sasuke must've freaked out at seeing that.

Sasuke sent Naruto a dry look. "Exactly. Once I saw that, it was as if something inside me snapped. I didn't even want to know what she thought she'd do with that thing. Before I knew what I was doing, I yelled at her—cursed at her. We got into a huge fight," he admitted, inwardly remembering how he'd never been so angry before in his life.

"She accused me of being a cold bastard, of disregarding her efforts, because everything she was doing was for me. She was trying to satisfy my every need, emotionally and sexually, meanwhile I was being unsympathetic and unwilling. You should've seen the look in her eyes as she said all of that." He shook his head. "She wasn't the type to fly into a rage the way she did that night. That was when I realized that there was no use talking it out with her. I left the apartment that night. The following night I had to go back on the road anyway."

"I see. Did anyone else know what was going on with you and her?"

"No. I kept it quiet. I rarely talked about my private life with anyone. The only one who really knew I had issues of any sort was Shikamaru. He's that perceptive. Anyway, I went back on tour the following day, pissed off."

Sasuke sighed, his fingers tracing an invisible pattern on the sheet beneath them. "It was on that very first night back on the tour that I had my first…encounter with a man."

Naruto's brows rose. "Ahh. Do tell," he encouraged, leaning in a bit closer.

"Well, it happened after the show. We were in Kanagawa. I was angry over everything that happened, and more than anything, disappointed in myself. My bandmates had decided to head out together, and I stayed behind in the dressing room. I had a few drinks by the time I headed out on my own, hiding from staff. When I did, a fan spotted me and approached me in the alley. He was a man. I don't even remember his name, but I think I signed whatever it was he asked me to sign, and we struck up a conversation."

Naruto studied him. "You think?"

Sasuke shrugged a little. "I was a bit drunk. A lot of the details are a blur."

"Hm, I see. So you don't even remember what he looked like?"

Sasuke shook his head. "Not in detail. What I remember more than anything was his smell."

Naruto raised a brow. "He smelled that good?"

Sasuke smiled a bit. "He smelled like cologne and alcohol, and I'm sure I did too. But I guess I remember it because, it's the first time I smelled another man's scent that closely before. In any case, he said some things, and I'm sure I probably told him something as well. Before I knew what was happening, we both wound up against the wall, making out."

"Ahh," Naruto murmured, fighting down the irrational sense of jealousy he felt at the other's admission. The thought of another man kissing Sasuke didn't quite sit well with him. "Did you like it?"

Sasuke gave a gruff laugh. "Oh, I liked it. I liked it a lot. I liked it so much that when he got down on his knees, I didn't protest," he said, catching Naruto's gaze again.

The corner of Naruto's mouth lifted just slightly. "Looks like you really went for it.

Sasuke shrugged. "I think…I just needed it so badly. It didn't go any further than that though. When I finally had a moment to realize that I was standing there with my dick hanging out and a drunk guy on his knees wiping his mouth, it was like being slapped in the face," he admitted wryly.

"What did you do?"

Sasuke sighed. "I panicked. I think I shoved him and ran back inside. I'm not sure if I said anything, nor whether he did. I just remember wanting to get out of there. Inside, the crew realized I was drunk and took me to my hotel room. When I woke up in the morning, I wasn't sure if what'd happened was real or just a dream, until I looked in the mirror and saw the…what are they called…those red marks?" Sasuke said, gesturing towards his neck.

"Hickies," Naruto supplied.

"Right. Until I saw the hickies along my neck." He shook his head. "I spent that whole day paranoid, waiting for that mystery guy to show up or leak his story to the magazines—if he remembered. But as the days passed, nothing happened." He shrugged. "I was left with nothing but time to think about what happened and how it impacted me, because I knew from then on—without a doubt—where my real desires lay."

"Then what happened? Did you tell your girlfriend?"

Sasuke lifted a hand to run it through his hair. "Yes. As soon as I returned home."

"How did she take it?"

"Badly," Sasuke replied, his voice almost monotone. The impression of her defeated figure after making his stony declaration was still fresh in his mind. "I expected as much. I told her that I'd cheated on her, and I remember feeling this perverse sort of satisfaction in telling her. I didn't want to hurt her, but at the same time, I wanted her to realize that there was no way we could continue together. I was through. She moved out right after, and I eventually sold the place, and moved here. I haven't been in a relationship since then."

Naruto nodded. He then sent Sasuke an indiscernible glance. "You didn't tell her that it was with a man, did you?" Naruto said. It was a statement.

Sasuke stared at him a moment, before letting out a quiet breath. "It was…unnecessary," he replied carefully, leaving it at that.

Naruto's eyes studied him in the shadows, before he eventually nodded. "So you've had some time on your own now. Didn't you ever want to experiment? You're a good-looking guy, and you have money and access to a lot more than the average man."

Sasuke moved to lie once more on his back, a hand resting on his abdomen. "Of course. It's just often too dangerous in my situation. I've gone to some clubs and have had some experiences, but…nothing as far as this," he admitted, sending Naruto a pointed glance. "When the need became great, I slept with women, but they were probably the most unfulfilling experiences I've ever had," he admitted with some derision. "I wanted to be with a man, but I was waiting to meet someone who truly interested me. I didn't want it to be the way it was with the women, if that makes sense."

Naruto sighed, shifting closer. He lifted his hand, it soon joining Sasuke's on his stomach. "That's understandable. But Sasuke, you really need to forget about all of the handouts. As available as the women are for you, it'll only hurt you, and you don't need that. I think you deserve better."

Sasuke moistened his lips, but he failed to respond. A sense of profound vulnerability overcame him at that moment. Within the shadows, he looked into the other's sincere gaze, the inexplicable feeling flowing through him, and it was enough to leave him speechless.

Naruto cared. He didn't know how it was possible in such a short amount of time—in such an unlikely situation—but the knowledge was becoming more apparent with the passing of every hour. It threw him for such a loop that it left him mentally fumbling. When he'd first laid his eyes on Naruto, he'd merely wanted to meet him so that he could ogle his body up close. After meeting him, however, he was consistently taken aback by the bag of surprises the dancer seemed to be.

"Tell me something," Naruto suddenly said. "Those fantasies you had of being with men…what were they like?"

Sasuke let out a breath, running a hand through his hair. "They were...erotic dreams."

Naruto sent him a deadpanned stare. "I know that, genius. I mean, what happened? Was there something specific that happened in them, like, something you liked to do in them, or have the fantasy guy do to you?"

Sasuke chewed the inside of his mouth for a moment before answering. "I suppose, in them, I was always…dominating them," he admitted, despite feeling a bit ridiculous in doing so. "I was always in control, fucking them, giving them pleasure."

"So, like, topping them?"

Sasuke nodded.

Naruto's brow crinkled in thought. "What about bottoming?"

Sasuke hesitated before answering. "I have fantasized with that. It's just that…it's not something I was too crazy about. What happened just now—I think a part of me is kind of surprised it happened in that way first. It's not easy to let myself be controlled like that.

To Sasuke's surprise, Naruto looked mildly offended. "Is that what you think, Sasuke? You've got it all wrong. I wasn't controlling you. You were the one controlling me."

Sasuke lifted a brow in confusion. "How?"

"Outside of kinks like BDSM, the person who is receiving is always the one in control, whether he knows it or not. If they aren't comfortable or receptive, then there's no way you can get it on. Know what I mean? It's one thing to be the one to plow into someone's ass, but it's another to be the one giving them permission to be inside you, letting them do it."

Sasuke blinked, taking in the other's words. He honestly had never seen it that way. He nodded, feeling as if he'd just learned something quite valuable. "Makes sense."

"Mhmm. Anyway, having said that, are you at least glad you waited until now to experience what you did?" Naruto then asked quietly. The tips of Naruto's fingers began to stroke the sensitive skin of his abdomen, making Sasuke shiver pleasantly.

Sasuke reached out and cupped Naruto's face, holding his gaze. "I'm glad."

Naruto leaned in close until their noses touched. The hand on Sasuke's stomach moved to grip his side. "Was it everything you thought it'd be?" he said with a wiggle of his brows.

Sasuke let out a huff of laughter, inwardly marveling at how the other man could make his emotions swing from one extreme to another.

"Fuck yes," he murmured before gently capturing Naruto's lips in a kiss.

They continued leisurely kissing and caressing each other for several minutes, the two spent men remaining in the bed, only breaking away to wrap the sheets tightly around them. Idle conversation ensued for a while until they were unable to help but succumb to the exhaustion that tugged at them.

They slept the rest of the night away, side by side.

The following morning, Sasuke woke slowly. With the curtains of his windows halfway drawn, morning sunlight was creeping into his bedroom, making him squint. Resting on his side, he lay still for a minute as he sluggishly blinked away the vestiges of sleep. Suddenly, he startled as the sensation of warmth pressed against his back became apparent. Quickly glancing behind him, he calmed down when he saw the familiar expanse of a tanned back lying prone, partly covered by his sheets. The back of a tousled blond head was visible just above it.

A slight curve curled the corners of his lips. Ah, yes. Last night he'd had sex with the man he'd been fantasizing over for the past few days, hadn't he? That detail seemed so fantastic that he nearly felt inclined to pinch himself.

He rubbed a hand down his face, wiping away any gunk he might have acquired during his sleep. He then shifted onto his back, staring up at the pristine, white ceiling, as he flung an arm over his forehead. After many months of frustration and inner turmoil, he could finally say he'd slept with a man, and not only had it been good, it had been much more than what he'd expected to feel. He was quickly realizing that with someone like Naruto, it would be impossible to avoid becoming engrossed in some form. He had a way of claiming your attention even if he didn't ask for it.

At that thought, Sasuke turned onto his side, the sheets shifting around his waist. He immediately felt the slight twinge in his backside from last night's activities, but was relieved to find that it wasn't anything he couldn't handle. Sasuke propped his head up on one hand and remained still, as Naruto suddenly stirred. The sleeping man moved to lie on his back, causing the sheet to slip below his navel. The arm closest to Sasuke, flung upwards to nestle beneath his pillow, while the other flopped onto his stomach.

Sasuke watched this silently. He'd always wondered what it would be like to wake up next to a man, to see the curve of a broad-shoulder emerge from the sheets next to him rather than a delicate-boned one. And not just any male lover, his male lover. That made him pause. That's what Naruto was to him, and together they were lovers, weren't they? The thought gave him an unbelievable sense of satisfaction.

Sasuke casually leaned up on an elbow and took in an eyeful of the other's ruddy skin. He could easily spend a good while simply watching Naruto sleep, as much as he could watching him dance. Lifting a hand, he carefully ran it along the other's toned chest, wondering all the while if the golden skin that complimented the blond hair and blue eyes was real. His dark eyes roamed over the dips and planes along the upper half of the other's body. They then narrowed as he eyed the tiny little veins that ran beneath the skin of the other's taut lower abdomen. He inwardly debated with himself. If he moved the sheet just a little lower…

Naruto then let out a sigh, causing Sasuke's eyes to shift back upwards as he watched his chest rise almost sensually with the intake of breath. He was fascinated with how he couldn't seem to find much hair on Naruto's body, save for the mass on his head, and the neatly trimmed area he could recall on a more…interesting part of the other's body.

Sasuke's gaze then wandered over the other's slack face, as his fingers now traced over Naruto's collarbone. Naruto slept with his mouth slightly open, and with his eyes closed, Sasuke could now see the dark golden color of the other's lashes, which were quite thick. Sasuke was almost tempted to rouse the other awake, just so that he could see the blue orbs of the other's eyes beneath the muted morning light, but he held back.

Not yet, Sasuke thought to himself with a slow smirk. Besides, he'd rather take his time waking Naruto up—in a different way.

Sasuke's fingers zig-zagged gently down Naruto's chest, stopping briefly when they reached the other's navel. There, he traced the bellybutton several times before finally flattening his palm and slipping his hand beneath the sheets, below.

With his own excitement building, Sasuke's hand drifted past the small patch of wiry hair he felt there, until it reached the column of lax flesh that he'd been searching for all along. He gave the warm, sleeping length gentle tugs, feeling it slowly begin to harden within his palm. As his own arousal stirred, Sasuke's eyes drifted back to Naruto's face, watching as sandy brows scrunched slightly, before easing once more.

Sasuke determinedly continued to fondle him, his hand pulling in a massaging motion. Sasuke's eyes shot back up towards Naruto's face once more, as he heard the sound of the other's lips smacking. Sasuke watched as Naruto did this once more, his eyes still closed in sleep. Then, without warning, Naruto abruptly moved—forcing Sasuke to remove his hand—repositioning his body until he lay face down, on his front. It left Sasuke's hand hanging in the air as he contemplated his next move with a frown.

Tch, Sasuke thought. He would move just as things were getting interesting. No matter. With Naruto switching positions, the sheet had shifted lower, exposing the rise of the other's ass. Sasuke smirked. When one door closes, another one opens, so they say.

His hand settled on the other's broad back, the muscular expanse, smooth beneath his hand. Sasuke's eyes drifted downwards along with his hand, his fingers tracing one of the two dimples located near the base of the other's spine. Then, he smoothly pushed the sheet downward until it lay wrinkled on the back of Naruto's thighs. With a barely contained leer, Sasuke eyed the other's exposed bottom, running a hand up the satiny mound of one cheek.

However, unsatisfied with only being able to touch Naruto with one hand, he carefully sat up, uncaring of the cool air against his bare body as he slipped free of the sheets, easily tugging the rest of it off the other in the process. He cautiously settled his weight over the backs of Naruto's thighs. From his position, he could see part of Naruto's face over one shoulder, where it rested against the pillow.

This is more like it, he thought with a pleased smirk, wasting no time in gripping both halves of the other's ass. His fingers dug into the mounds of titillating muscle and flesh, and he admired the sight of how his own pale hands contrasted beautifully against the tanned globes in his palms.

"You're really an ass guy, aren't you?" he suddenly heard.

Sasuke startled, looking up to see an amused, partly opened, blue eye looking at him from its corner. The hint of a smile curved the other's lips.

Sasuke quickly recovered, smiling wryly. "How did you figure?" he said, giving both cheeks a squeeze.

Naruto gave a sleepy chuckle. "I don't know. I think it could be the fact that you take advantage of any chance you get to squeeze my ass." He'd been sleeping deeply until the delicious tingling within his lower region woke him up. He'd been surprised and yet pleased to find that it was none other than Sasuke at work.

"Hmn," Sasuke hummed, molding his backside with his hands some more. "It could be. I hope you don't mind too much."

Naruto smiled, closing his eyes. "Not at all." He let out a languorous stretch at Sasuke's ministrations.

Seeing the muscles rippling beneath the other's back, Sasuke was distracted from his fondling of the others ass, unable to help but slide his hands up the curve of his spine to massage the strong shoulder blades there. There was something about being able to do this with a man—with him—that fascinated him.

Naruto moaned. "You're spoiling me."

Sasuke smirked. "That's what you think," he replied running his hands along his shoulders and back downwards. "I'm simply trying to have my filthy way with you."

Naruto chuckled. "I knew it. You pervert."

Sasuke hummed. "No use denying it, I suppose." He leaned forward and gave the flexing muscles of his shoulder blades wet nibbles that made Naruto shiver beneath him. He soothed each bite with a flick of his tongue, tasting the velvety skin, which had the faintest hint of long-dried sweat. "Have you always been this hairless? You're practically as smooth as a baby."

Naruto laughed, his body vibrating beneath Sasuke, making the other smile. "Well, I've never been particularly hairy like some men, but what body hair I do have, I shave or trim. Job requirements, ya know."

"Ahh, no wonder," Sasuke murmured, pressing his thumbs into the dip of Naruto's spine.

Naruto let out a moan before continuing. "And it's better to be hairless when you're dancing that much. The sweating and all just makes it feel nasty. You don't mind, do you?"

"Not at all. I like it," Sasuke replied. Eventually, as he finished his tribute to the strong back, his hands once again lowered to the other's backside. It was just too impossible to resist.

"I knew that would happen again," Naruto said, amusement in his voice.

"Did you?" He cupped the cheeks in his palms again. On impulse, Sasuke repositioned himself a little lower on Naruto's legs, and leaned down to gently nip one.

Even though his eyes were closed, the corners crinkled as Naruto smiled. "Have you always been an ass man?"

"Well, none of my girlfriends were exceptionally ample. I suppose I didn't care too much. With men though…it's different," Sasuke mused.

"Yeah, I get it."

"I'd only ever seen decent asses on men in American porn, so when I saw you…"

"The gates of heaven opened?" Naruto quipped, chuckling as he felt a slightly harder nip on his ass.

Sasuke smoothed a finger over the tiny red mark his teeth left behind. "I was…intrigued," he replied. He let a thumb run along the other's crack.

"Is that," Naruto's breath hitched when he felt Sasuke's finger slip a little deeper, "…so?"

Sasuke hummed, his anticipation growing. Spurred by Naruto's reaction, his thumb moving back and forth along the tempting cleft. "I was attracted to everything about you, but upon first sight, your ass was definitely a subject of key interest."

"So I guess I've set a standard for you," Naruto murmured, licking his lips, as he inwardly marveled at how a small spark of interest could so quickly turn into a bright flame of arousal with Sasuke.

"I suppose so…" He continued to rub his thumb against the crack for another minute until, unable to resist any longer, Sasuke slowly parted the halves of Naruto's ass, revealing the other's puckered hole to his heated gaze. The entire area was perfectly hairless and the orifice itself was a mere shade duskier than Naruto's overall skin tone. It looked…tight.

Practically begging for my attention. The mere sight of it in the muted daylight had Sasuke's cock hardening even more, his length already ramrod straight, and less than an inch away from the other's ass. He wasn't going to rush this opportunity, however, no matter how horny he felt. He'd fantasize about doing this so many times that he simply wanted to savor it. He'd yearned to explore another man's body, to smell his musk, and hear his baritone moans, as he learned what pleased his lover, and now that he was here with Naruto, Sasuke wasn't going to pass up on it.

Naruto now gripped his pillow on both ends, a smoky blue eye studying Sasuke over his shoulder. "You're very bold, lately."

"You make me feel bold," he murmured, lowering his face until his breath ghosted against the other's crack.

Naruto gave a sexy little smile. "So what are you gonna do now?" he asked, his voice low and husky.

"What I've wanted to do to you since we first met," he replied. Without further hesitation, he moved his mouth downward and gave a teasing, slow lick to Naruto's hole.

Naruto gasped, closing his eyes. "Mmm…of all the best ways t-to wake up, this is definitely at the top of my lissst," he moaned.


A minute later, Naruto was pitching forward onto Sasuke, the other opening his arms just in time to receive him. They said nothing for several minutes as the sweaty men caught their breath, Naruto's face resting in the hollow of Sasuke's neck.

Uncaring of the mess between them, Sasuke's arms remained around the other man, even if somewhat limply. He could feel the frantic thudding of Naruto's heart gradually steadying against his own chest. When Naruto nuzzled his face into his neck, Sasuke's arms tightened around him, a sense of overwhelming serenity washing over him. In that moment, he couldn't help but smile a little. He felt so utterly…


With a burst of spontaneity, he rolled, taking Naruto with him, the other squawking in surprise. Once he was on top of Naruto, he gathered him well into his arms, looking down into the other's smiling face, and dipped his head. However, before his lips could touch Naruto's, a tanned hand moved to cover his mouth. Lifting an irritated brow in question, Naruto smiled wider.

"Don't take offense, but I'm doing us both a favor. Morning breath is a bitch, ya know."

Sasuke scowled, removing the hand on his mouth so that he could speak. He placed it by the other's head, threading his fingers through Naruto's. "I don't care," he murmured, shoving a leg between the other's.

Naruto merely moaned a little, before letting out a husky laugh. "Don't say I didn't warn you," was all he could manage before Sasuke's mouth took possession of his. Their lips molded together, Sasuke's slick tongue slowly sliding in to play with Naruto's. The dancer's arms wrapped around Sasuke's back, one hand running down the length of his spine, as they kissed, the sound of their mouths meeting repeatedly, utterly sexy to their ears in their state of post-coital bliss.

After exploring Naruto's mouth thoroughly for a few minutes, Sasuke shifted his face, raining moist pecks along his jaw, chin, and neck. All the while, the other let out little mewls of pleasure. Eventually, Sasuke began laying a trail of gentle kisses to Naruto's ear.

Then, with a lopsided smile, Sasuke murmured, "You're right, it is a bitch."

It took a moment for Naruto to understand what Sasuke meant, but once he did, he burst into peals of laughter, as a pleased Sasuke looked on.



Author's Note: *ahem* Well...writing this was an experience in more ways than one. I suppose this chapter will be remembered as a treat for some, for obvious reasons, but for me, i think i'll always remember it differently. Midway through writing this chapter, i lost and buried my remaining grandmother, which was traumatizing in ways that will mark me for the rest of my life. And now i'm going through another crisis that is going to take a lot of strength to pull through it. All the while, this chapter was sitting there. At times i'd work on it, at times i'd give up on it. Still, in the end, i've accepted that working on it was probably a distraction i needed.

I want to thank my beta and friend telracsgomesu for being there for me, and even enduring my two-week internet hiatus (so sorry i put you through that lol). I also want to thank my tumblr friends for being there for me during what was an incredibly difficult time. Lastly, i want to thank all the reviewers who so patiently waited for me to write anything at all, especially those who were wondering if i was okay.

As for this Sasuke and Naruto, they've kind of taken on a life of their own. The story started off as one thing, and has totally become another. At its core, it's a story about a connection between two people in a realistic/contemporary setting. And as for this chapter here, it is an edited version, so it seems short, but it's quite longer, and...well, my beta's still fanning herself, and i'm still laughing. Oh, and before i forget, my dear friend Dákkar has made a fan art just for this occasion, which she did some months back. The link can be found in my profile. Until next time~