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A-Note: Hey everyone :D So this was my first Naruto fic, and I am so happy that so many of you liked it :D I know it needed a lot of editing, so that is what it did :D So I hope I made it easier for you to read :D Please R&R, thanks for giving it a shot :D
Summary: Naruto is sick, and just wishes that he had someone to take care of him. After spending the day alone in bed, without telling anyone where he is, a very pissed off Raven shows up at his door. Is Sasuke up for the job? And will Naruto finally get to be wrapped in his arms? AU SasuNaru
The beeping of my alarm clock woke me from my restless sleep. The sun was shining brightly, yet, I was freezing. I wrapped my blanket tightly around myself and got up from my bed. When I stood up, I was immediately hit with a compressed feeling in my head. I attempted to breath from my nose with no success. So I fell back down on my bed and wished for death, I was sick.
I decided to skip everything today and just sleep…its not like anyone would miss me anyway. I have been alone for most of my life, my parents died when I was ten and I have been alone ever since. I looked at the photo of my best friend Sasuke, me, and Sakura, one of many girls who want to date Sasuke. I guess I cannot judge them really; I mean I have had a crush on the guy since we were kids, he is the only person I can actually be myself around. "I just wish he actually liked me." I whispered, holding myself tighter.
I closed my eyes and remembered the conversation I had with Sasuke last night. We had just finished watching 10 Cloverfield Lane in the local theater, we were walking back home and I decided to start a conversation. "So Teme you know you should really start talking to some of those girls that stare at you all day long. I mean we are almost eighteen, you do not want to turn twenty and have to say you went through your teens without being in a relationship. As your best friend I feel it is my obligation of help you out with these things". I said with a smile.
"What made you think you were my best friend Dobe?" Sasuke said in a pissed off voice. I stopped, I could not bring myself to speak, so I quickly ran in the opposite direction and did not look back. Eventually I made it to the park near my house, it started to rain, and I just sat on a bench.
I was soaked when I finally found the strength to move again, thinking back on it, staying in that spot for hours is probably why I am so sick. I continued wrap my arms around myself for warmth and as some small amount of comfort. I fell to sleep imaging that I was in Sasake's arms, not my own.
When I wake up again the numbers 8:30am are staring me in the face. I attempt once again to get up. I was happy, the twelve hours of sleep I just got had shrunken the compressed feeling in my head, now all I felt was a dull throb. I manage to make it to my bathroom and open my medicine cabinet only to be met with dust. A small sigh leaves my mouth and I run water for a bath, hoping that it will make me feel better.
After my bath is over, I feel like I have enough energy to run to the pharmacy to get some medicine. I grab my cell phone, try to check my messages but the battery is dead, so I put it back where it was before and leave my apartment. The walk down the street is as pleasant as ever, the evil glares I get from people are enough to make me cringe. After my parents died I went through a rebellious phase. While I was in a foster home I accidentally burned down a house trying to cook for myself, the family was very well loved in this small town and now everyone looks at me like I am an pyromaniac.
Once I make it to the pharmacy, I waste no time running and grabbing what I want so I can get out if here. I quickly place the medicine on the counter and hug myself with one arm hopping that I can get out of here without causing trouble. Lucky for me karma was on my side, the cashier checked me in without a second glance. The walk back however was not to pleasant, the towns people decided that the two years of community service I did was not punishment enough for my crimes, they figure death by stones is more appropriate.
Using all of my energy I manage to make it back to my house, thanks to running. But by the time I make it to my door I can feel the familiar pain of the stones and the blood beginning to flow from my open wounds. It is funny really, all I can think is I wonder what Sasuke would do if he found out what they did to me? Would he care? Then last night enters my mind, I force a sad smile and whisper "only in my dreams". After I take some of the medicine. I decide sleep would be best. I wrap myself in blankets, pull myself into a hug and let myself dream of the boy that will never be mine.
The sound of loud banging woke me from my wonderful dream, I looked over at the time and realised that it was 10am the next day. I get up and a wave of light headedness hits me hard. I manage to put on some pajamas and walk to the source of the banging…my door? When I open, said door, I am met with a very pissed off Sasuke Uchiha.
"Where the hell have you been?! You randomly run off the other night in the middle of our conversation, and I do not see or hear from you for a full day?!" I have never seen Sasuke so mad before, but I was not going to let him play with my emotions anymore.
"Why the fuck do you care what happens to me?! You clearly said that we were not best friends, or are we even friends at all now? Let me guess you just wanted to make me feel like shit, you are no different than anyone else in this stupid town!" I did not realise I was crying until the tears hit my lips. I was about to slam the door in his face when everything started to spin, and before I knew it I was heading for the ground.
The next thing I knew I was in my bed again wrapped in my warm blankets. The only thing that was weird, other than having no idea how I got here, was the heavy weight on my chest. I manage to crack an eye open, and the sight I am met with is enough to send me into cardiac arrest. Sasuke was asleep on my chest, his mouth was slightly open and he had his arms wrapped around me. He looked so peaceful and calm. I did not want to even move, but like everything in my life I manage to fuck it up somehow. That is when my stomach started to growl, an since that is where the man of my dreams was sleeping, the sound was the wakeup call neither of us wanted.
Sasuke sprang up quickly, after he realised a bear or some kind of animal did not growl at him, he calmed down. However, once he noticed that I was awake, pissed Sasuke was back again. "Finally your awake, how many more time do you want to scare the shit out of me this week? I had no fucking clue what was wrong with you!" During his lecture my stomach did not stop growling, and after an all too familiar staring contest between us he finally began talking again. "Naruto when was the last time you ate?"
The question caught me off guard. After thinking for a moment, I realised I had not eaten since the chocolate and popcorn I had at the movie. Great, now I get to add poor nutrition on the list of reasons I am currently in this position. "That depends, would you count what I had at the movie food?" For some reason this pissed him off more than I thought it would, in a stern voice he told me to stay in bed and that he would be back in a few minutes.
I could not sleep while he was gone, I was still in shock from seeing him asleep cuddled into my chest to do that. When he finally came back he was carrying a tray of orange juice, a diced orange, and a bowl of hot ramen. "Wow, that looks delicious…thanks Sasuke." I knew I was blushing, I just hope he will think it is just because I am sick, I really don't want my stupid emotions to ruin this for me now. I know he is only doing this because I collapsed in his arms and it would not look good if he just left me here.
"Here, take these too." he said placing two small capsules in my hand.
"What are they?" I asked, they looked like the really expensive pills I saw at the pharmacy.
"They are apparently the best thing for the flu that has been going around. That, of course, is a fight you just had to take on." He said giving me his sexy smirk.
This is really nice, having someone here for you. With someone actually here with me, this place does not seem so bad. A familiar cold shiver runs through me as I think about my loneliness, and the man of my dreams that fate loves to dangle in front of me.
Sasuke, being Mr. observant, noticed me shiver. He placed the tray on my night table and began tucking me in. "Sasuke that is fine I shiver like that a lot; it is not because I am sick." I say giving him a smile, "can I have my food now? I would hate for all your trouble to go to waste."
He seemed confused at my reply, but gave me the food any way. When he got closer I noticed his face was getting red. I was worried that he might be catching my flu, so I decide I should stop enjoying my fantasy and let him go.
"Thanks for everything Sasuke, but you can go now, as you can see I am totally fine." As I tried to get up I felt the sharp pain race through me, that is when I remembered the cuts and bruises I got from my daily stoning. I was too tired to clean myself up, so I answered the door covered in them! I just hope Sasuke did not notice…but I highly doubt it.
His famous glare was back in minutes. "I am not going anywhere! You can barely move and we have a lot to talk about, including who beat the shit out of you. Now, eat before you collapse again while I go Google how to torture someone property." I quietly began to eat my food hoping that I was not who he was planning on torturing.
After I was finished, he came and got the tray. I decided it was time for me to face reality and get out of bed. Moving was harder than I thought it was going to be and once I made it too my feet it got worse. Everything was spinning again, and when I tried to take a step I felt my legs give out. I braced myself for impact with the floor, but it did not come. Instead I hit something warm and more comfy then my bed. When I opened my eyes I was staring into Susuke's deep black pools. All that was running through my mind is: I could get used to this.
"Seriously Dobe? I cannot take my eyes off of you for five minutes?" I was too tired to argue with him, so I let him carry me to my bed, I fell asleep and I dreamed about being in his arms, about never having to let go.
When I woke up this time, I knew something was up. For one thing, I was warmer than I have ever been and I was so damn comfy. When I opened my eyes I saw blue, immediately I assumed that Susuke had went home and gotten a thicker blanket for me. That is, until I felt something tighten around me. I looked up and I saw Sasuke's sleeping face again. I slowly moved to get a better view, I felt blush creep to my cheeks when I realised that I was so comfy sleeping on his chest that I drooled. He had a smile on his face that I have never seen before, personally I think he should use it more often.
I tried to move out of his arms so he could actually get some rest. I highly doubt that he got any last with me sleeping on him. It was comfy for me, but he mostly likely hated it. But, when I was about to pull away, his arms tightened around me and I was once again pressed to his chest. I felt my heart clench "Really fate? Why do you have to make everything so fucking hard for me? I made one mistake and I have to pay for it every damn day!" I whispered at the air.
I felt the tears rolling down my cheeks, I hugged lightly into his chest, but carefully so I do not wake him up. "Why is everything so hard for me? Why will you not give me a break?" I look over at the time and I notice another day has passed. I look up a Sasuke's face. "Is it stupid that yesterday was the best day I have had since my parents died? You must think I am really pathetic…no wonder you do not want me to be your best friend. I would probably just cause trouble for you."
I hugged him a bit tighter, and when I tried to speak again, my voice kept trembling. "Thank you for being there for me Sasuke. I know it was probably hard for you to spend an entire day with me, so I guess I owe it to you to be honest." I looked up one more time at his sleeping face and enjoyed the feel of being in his arms a little longer. "I love you so much Sasuke. When I think about how one day you will finally realise that one of those bitches is actually attractive, it feels like someone is ripping my heart out. I should just stop running and fighting all the time. I should just make everyone's lives easier and let the damn town stone me to death." I looked up at his sleeping face for the last time and finally spoke the words that I knew were true since the day I met him. "What I am trying to say Sasuke, is that my hearts always been yours…I just wish you wanted it." Then I his black orbs locked with my blue ones.
I could not tell how mad he was, or if he wanted to be the one to do the stoning. All I knew was that I had to get away from him. I cannot watch him crush my heart into dust. I managed to move an inch off his chest before he pushed me back there within seconds. It is ironic when you think about it really, the place I have dreamed of being, the one place I feel safe, is going to be the place my dreams get shredded. All I could do was close my eyes and hug myself until it was over, until he was gone.
I felt him moving and his heart was beating fast. I felt rapid chills rushing through me and I could not stop shaking, this caused Sasuke to move faster, and I lost the strength to fight crying. Suddenly, Sasuke stopped moving. Through my crying I could tell that he was still holding me close, I forced my eyes to open and look at him. His eyes were filled with worry, and something else, something that I have never seen before.
"Naruto! Are you okay? You are not getting worse are you? Why are you shaking so much, you feel so warm?" Sasuke said still holding me close.
I did not realise I said it until the words left my mouth "Please do not leave me".
He smiled, I could not believe his smiled at me. "Stupid Dobe, I am not going anywhere." I wanted to believe him, but in reality, things like this do not happen. But I pulled my arms tighter around myself, and fell victim to the comfort that was his warm embrace.
When I woke up, reality set in, I was alone again. The funny is, I was actually stupid enough to think he did not hate me. But fate succeeded in taking away everyone I love, I pulled my knees close and just wished the pain would stop. I decided to suck it up and I managed to make it out of bed. I noticed my mail was on the table, I quickly noticed a letter from my landlord. I looked at the front of the envelope and fell to the floor, Eviction Notice was in bold print.
The door to my apartment opened. I figured my landlord was coming in to kick me out, until I felt familiar arms around me. "Dobe what is wrong?" I turned to look at him and quickly moved out of his arms.
"Why are you here? Just go okay! I have had enough torture; I promise you will never see me again. I am so sick of everything Sasuke! Just please, if the time we spent together meant anything to you, just punch me, tell me you hate me and leave okay?" I knew I was crying again. He is probably happy his torture thing worked out okay.
"What the fuck are you talking about?" I looked up. Sasuke had confusion and worry plastered all over his face, except for that strange emotion that was on full display in his eyes.
"ME! You are the one who hates me all of sudden. You are playing around with my feelings for you! Or are you just the bait to lure me outside so the town can finally finish stoning me to death!" He walked over to me and dropped to his knees, but from this distance I could tell he was crying to.
He held my face and made me look him right in the eyes. "Never say that again! No one on this fucking planet, hell this whole universe will ever matter to me as much as you do. Why will you not see that? I love you so much Naruto, you are my Dobe and like I said last night I am not going anywhere." He was smiling again, but there were tears still in his eyes. He must have noticed the small amount of doubt left in my eyes because he slowly moved closer to me until our lips touched.
The kiss topped every dream I had, I felt loved and a chill ran through me again. When we pulled apart he was smirking at me. He took hold of my hand and let something fall into my palm. When I looked down I saw a small red heart on a chain, when I looked closely at it, I saw 'Property of Sasuke Uchiha' engraved on the heart. When I looked over at him, he pulled at a matching one around his neck, except my name was on it. I looked at him with questioning eyes. "Now my heart is with my boyfriend, where it belongs. Well, that is, if you want to be?" He said with a nervous voice and his cheeks dusted pink.
I nodded and I knew I was crying again. Crap! I am turning into such a chick. My eyes drifted to the discarded envelope on the floor, I knew it was too good to be true. Sasuke followed my eyes and before I could stop him he looked at it. I do not know what I am going to do. Before my brain came up with an answer, he had me in his arms again and I hugged him back.
"Well that makes things easier." he said smirking.
"How is this easier Teme? I finally get the man of my dreams, and I get kicked out of my apartment." His smirk gets bigger.
"So you dream about me often I take it? Well boyfriend, there was no way in hell that I was going to be separated from you for half of every damn day. It became impossible after seeing how cute you were sleeping on my chest; I am not missing that." I reluctantly step out of his arms and put some distance between us so I could think where I the hell I was going to live.
"What were you going to do? Handcuff us together?" I am not totally against the idea…
"No, that was option two. I was going to ask you to live with me." He said pulling me back into his arms.
My eyes widen, okay now I know this has to be a dream right? "Sasuke, we just started dating…you should wait and see how long you can actually deal with me first. I do not want you to get sick of me." I buried my face in his chest and waited for him to agree with me. I mean its way too soon for this kind of step…right?
"Naruto, I want you to listen to me okay? I am not giving you a choice. You are mine now and that means I want you in my arms every chance that I can get, okay? So your moving in." I just nodded, maybe fate was not so bad.
"Sasuke? I have one question, where were you this morning?" He held me tighter and whispered in my ear.
"Torturing the towns people for hurting you." I looked up and smiled at him.
"Is it odd that I find that sexy." I said smiling at him.
"Everything I do is sexy." He smirked at me, I just rolled my eyes and captured his lips in another kiss.
A-Note: Well I hope you all liked it :) Thanks for reading :D