A/N: While I was going through my old writings (and I mean OLD), I found this. Well, it's the same story, but for a different fandom. And because it is old, it pretty much sucked. I feel that my writing skills have improved greatly over the years, so I decided to write a better version of it with NaruSasu as the main coupling, of course. I plan on updating this once a week since I have a lot of time on my hands at the present. So without further ado, enjoy~ :)
Warning: Shounen-ai/Probably might go into yaoi~
Seven Leaps and Seven Roses
If Sasuke was to think of perfect marriage proposal ideas, he would most likely come up with ways to make them extremely traditional or use a crap load of money and reserve the fanciest place in town to do it. Considering how the past generations of his male ancestors carried out their proposals in that manner, it would only be obvious for him to continue on the tradition.
To say that he was thoroughly surprised when his idiotic boyfriend, Uzumaki Naruto proposed to him before he even got to do what he was conditioned to do was a definite understatement.
If there was an audience present, most of them would have assumed that Naruto was the one who set up the whole event. Those who would've thought so would have been utterly fooled.
Sasuke raised his gaze to Naruto's face after what seemed like an eternity and scoffed. "You do realize that you are proposing to me when it's your birthday and after I paid for this private room in a high-class restaurant and both of our orders, right?" he asked somewhat bluntly, crossing his arms.
Naruto gaped as he looked up to meet Sasuke's stare, lowering his arm from having to hold out the engagement ring for too long. "I only chose to do it because it took your strict ass forever to. We're fucking twenty-six and have been dating for ten years now. Knowing you, I bet you would've waited until we were rotting or something before you chose to propose to me."
"Get up, you're dirtying my tuxedo pants."
Sulking, Naruto obeyed and returned to his seat across from Sasuke. Placing the ring down on the table, he pouted. "You of all people should know that with my sorry excuse of a budget, it'd be impossible for me to arrange to have a proper proposal done. I can barely even pay for half of our rent. That's why I couldn't pay for my share last month - my budget got screwed from having to pay for this expensive shit," Naruto explained, gesturing to the said item. "And now you won't even accept it."
"Idiot, you didn't have to do that," Sasuke said while he closed his eyes and slid down a bit in his seat, rubbing the spot between his brows with his fingers. "We are in a homosexual relationship - for us to get married would be akin to feigning a marriage. I recall the exact definition of a marriage is "a legal commitment established by a man and a woman to live as husband and wife." It's impracticable for us, Naruto."
"No, it is possible! There are some states that allow gay marriage in the United States now. We can just go there-"
"I rather not waste the effort. I don't plan on marrying you until our whole country legalizes it."
Naruto suddenly slammed his hands onto the table and contorted his expression to a glare. "Why? Do you know how long it took for those states in America to legalize gay marriage? Are you seriously telling me that we should wait? By the time Japan legalize it, we would probably be dead, Sasuke!"
"You're exaggerating," Sasuke countered, positioning himself upright in his seat. "There are a few places which allow same-sex marriage here as well. It's only a matter of time before it would be completely legal."
"What? Let's get married here then."
Sasuke raised a brow. "Is it really a necessity for us to marry?"
"Well, no - but isn't it important for you? I mean, you're always going on about how your family is really traditional and all. And didn't you mention that your parents want you to get married at one point?"
"That was before they knew about my relationship with you."
"Oh yeah," Naruto voiced and chuckled nervously, scratching the back of his head. "I guess I bought this ring for no reason then, huh?"
Sighing, Sasuke shook his head as he reached for the neglected accessory, coolly slipping it on his left ring finger. Though Naruto claimed that it was expensive, it didn't look the part at all in Sasuke's opinion. It was merely a thin gold band with diminutive diamonds embellishing around it.
Naruto flushed, slightly taken aback by the abrupt act. "How is it? Is it to your liking?"
"I should be getting more than "it's decent" from you. That thing was six months worth of my salary. Do you know what it was like for me to go through six months of not being able to buy any ramen noodles?"
"Because of that, you kept bugging me to buy them for you instead."
"You didn't have to mention that..."
"But-but I did my best to save my money in order to get you that. Wouldn't you consider that to be an amazing feat?"
"With you working in that run-down ramen shop which seems like it would be out of business anytime soon, I suppose."
"Some boyfriend you are. Not everyone can become a CEO of one of the highest ranked family companies in the nation like you." Frowning, Naruto grabbed onto his chopsticks to play with the leftover chunks of food on his plate. "I don't think I ever heard you compliment me. Ever."
Sasuke sighed. "I assume that you didn't get a ring for yourself with that low budget of yours, huh?"
Sasuke extracted his wallet from his pocket, took out a huge wad of cash, and placed it onto their check. He stood up and grabbed onto his jacket that was hung neatly on the chair next to him, wearing it. "Let's go," he said, fixing his collar.
"Where are we going?"
Sasuke smirked - more on the borderline of it being a smile. "To pamper your already pampered ass some more."