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The Backwards Leaf

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Nearly a month has passed by… things are going great, the house is fine, the ramen is fine, Sasuke is fine… ehmm… ye-yeah well, ever since that day, or rather, night, we’ve been getting pretty close… I’m starting to see why this worlds me chose him… he really is a hunk… he brags about my six pack? He has an eight pack… AN EIGHT PACK… it’s a perfect combination of hardness and softness, and honestly… he makes the best pillow. Man I love him… so why can’t I say it? He tells me every day, every night, every chance he gets he tells me that he loves me… so why can’t I say it? I know he wants to hear it, I can see it in his eyes, but every time I go to say it… they just won’t come. Ya know, thinking about it… I was kinda this was with Hinata too when we first started dating…
I’m on my way to meet up with Sasuke for dinner… it’s our first legit date… I’m a little nervous… this will be the first time we’ve shown our affection in public, well… my first time anyway. I decided to rent a suit for the occasion, it’s a darker orange, almost a brown with a bright red tie to go with it, I also have on a nice pair of black dress shoes, and my hair… I swear I probably used a gallon of gel on it, but its finally laid down and not flying all over everywhere.
I’ve been standing here for nearly half an hour… where can he be? I’m right were we agreed to meet… right on the Kakashi bridge, I look at my watch, 6:15 p.m., Sasuke, where are you? “Hey” I turn around and see him standing there, red rose in hand, dressed in a black suit with a baby blue tie, his hair has grown over the last month so now he has it pulled back, much like Itachi does. I smiled “Sorry I’m late, the tailor took forever to fix this suite” we started walking towards each other, we kissed and then he handed me the rose “I love you Naruto… I always have, and I always will”
“Sasuke” I breathed “I…” I was caught off guard by a splitting headache “AAHHH!” I fell to the ground.
“NARUTO!” he shouted
“GHAAAH, IT HURTS!!”
“What the hell… WHAT’S UP WITH THE MOON?!” I looked up at the full moon, it white with an orange center…
“No… GHAH!” I held my head as another wave of pain caught me “Sasuke… SASUKE!” I caught his attention… “The moon… I think that’s how it looked when the portal opened” his eyes went wide “ehe, it looks like I’m going back”
“What? No… I DON’T WANT TO LOOSE YOU AGAIN!” he shouted as tears started to form in his eyes
“I’ll be fine… besides… I’m sure your worlds me will return too…“ I tried to put on a brave face… I didn’t want to go… I wasn’t ready to go I hadn’t even told him… “Sasuke…” my own voice sounds like it’s in a bowl, and my vision is starting to blur, I look into his eyes the best I can, they’re full of tears “I just want you to know... that I… I…” the last thing I remember is Sasuke trying to shake me while screaming my name over and over, before everything went black.

I opened my eyes… I was in the middle of the forest… I looked over myself, unable to believe what had just happened… I was still wearing the suite from my date with Sasuke… I heard humming… isn’t that?... I broke through the forest and found myself standing face to face with… “Hinata…”
“Naruto” she stood, shocked… then she ran into hug me “you’re back”
“Yeah…” I sighed sadly “I guess I am… so, how have you been?”
“O-Okay, I guess… I’ve started… seeing someone… Kiba, actually… he’s very sweet”
“So… that dream… it really happened?”
“Yeah… it did” we stood there in silence
“So… Kiba, huh?” I asked, scratching the back of my head
“Yeah… he was right by my side the whole time we were looking for you… he never let me be alone… he let me cry on him… he was very sweet… Akamaru would stay with me at night, and Kiba would show up in the morning with breakfast… he took really good care of me, and… I… began to care for him”
“Well… I’m glad you found someone worthy of your love…”
“Thank you Naruto” she brushed a strand of hair out of her face
“Well… I should probably get going… let everyone know I’m home…” she smiled and we shared one last hug before I headed to the street.

I was easily able to find Sakura and explained everything that had happened to her… she gave me quite a punch to the chin, but then wrapped her arms around me
“You Baka… it’s been almost a year! We were so worried about you… you disappeared without a trace… don’t you ever do that to me again!” she screamed as she cried and her fists hit my chest
“Hey. Calm down… you’ll ruin the suite” I joked, rubbing the back of my head, she chuckled, gave me a weak/joking punch and dried her tears
“You Baka” she sighed “I spoke with Hinata… she told me everything… were you really in another world?” I scratched the back of my head
“Yeah”
“And… I was there?”
“Everyone was there, but… not the same… You were married to Itachi-”
“Itachi? As in Itachi Uchiha?” she looked shocked
“Yeah. You were happily married, and had the cutest little girl… Sadi… you were a wonderful mother, and so was Hinata… she and Neji had two little ones… Leif and Mireta”
“Wow… talk about a culture shock… what else was different?”
“Hmm… Gaara and Bushy Brow are now engaged, their adopted daughter is supposed to be the flower girl. Ino and Choji are married and expecting their first kid. Ten-Ten and Shino are married. Kakashi’s still Hokage-”
“And… Sasuke?” I blink at her before I let out a dragged-out sigh
“He’s… with me”
“W-with… you?” she looked like she wanted to cry
“I’m sorry Sakura. Really am, but… I-I’ve… been with Sasuke… for the last month we’ve been officially living together again”
“Again?” I nodded
“I wasn’t willing to accept it at first, to be honest. So you and Itachi let me move in with you guys… it took a while but… I eventually started seeing Hinata as just a friend, then… Sasuke… he pulled me into an alleyway and… he kissed me” her eyes were wide as I tried to wipe away her tears “I’m sorry Sakura” she closed her eyes and took a deep in
“Do you love him?”
“With all my heart” I admitted. She sighed
“Then you better not let him go this time” I looked at her in shock. Had she just said… “Honestly, I should have seen this coming… it was plain as day to anyone that you two seemed closer than just friends should be… and definitely more than brothers… talk to him. But know that if he decides he prefers a girl, I’m not going to turn him away. But if he is to choose you… there’s no one else I’d actually accept losing him to than you… honestly, you two belong together” I smiled as I pulled her into another tight hug
“Thanks Sakura”

As I headed through town I saw more of my friends… I confirmed to them that I really was home, then continued on my way to Granny’s, promising to explain everything later. I told Granny everything about the portal, not leaving out a single detail… I don’t think she really believed me, so I went over to her bookshelf and grabbed the same book the other Tsunade and Kakashi showed me before. I flipped through until I found the page with the information on the portal… She looked shocked… she quickly took the book and started scanning through it… She insisted on giving me a checkup to make sure I was alright… I assured her I was fine “Naruto, that portal hasn’t been used in over a hundred years, even still, there’s not much documented on how the subjects came back then… you’re having a check-up”. After the checkup, she told me to head home and get some rest… now THAT I would like to do…

I stood in front of my apartment, suite blowing in the light breeze… I didn’t want to go in… he wasn’t there… he wasn’t even in town… he was still traveling around the world… what point was there in going in? I stood there alone… do I have to go in? Where else could I go?...
“HEY BAKA! WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?!” I turned around
“Saske?...”
“I CAME BACK TO THE LEAF TO FIND SAKURA CRYING… APERENTLY YOU WENT AND JUST DISSAPEARED ON EVERYONE, NOT EVEN LADY TSUNADE KNEW WHERE YOU WERE!!! HINATA WAS HYSTARICAL, KIBA WAS AFRAID TO LEAVE HER ALONE SO HE TRIED TO COMFORT HER IN YOUR PLACE!!! NOW YOU JUST SHOW BACK UP, AND WALK IN LIKE NOTHING’S DIFFERENT? WHAT THE HELL NARUTO?!” he was slowly walking towards me as he kept rambling, but I didn’t hear a word… he was here… in the village… in MY world
“SASUKE!!” I ran at him full strength and tackled him to the ground, I immediately planted my lips onto his… when I broke the kiss I wrapped my arms around his neck “Sasuke…” I breathed his name into his neck… he just sat there, frozen in shock
“what the…”
“Sasuke, I want to be with you, no matter what I want to be yours and you to be mine, I’ll do whatever it takes to be with you, I’ll always be there for you, no matter what, I’ll always be there to pull you out of the dark, I’ll do whatever I can to make you happy!… if it’s a question of inheritance, I’d gladly change to a woman and carry your children, that’s one good thing about Sexy-No-Jutzu!… I love you Sasuke! I always have and I always will!” I looked into his eyes, they were full of confusion, I leaned in and gave him another kiss, but this time… he kissed me back. His left hand snaked into my hair, his right, pulling my form closer to his… finally we broke the kiss for need of air.
“You have no idea how long I’ve been wanting you to say that Uzumaki” We were still sitting in the middle of the street, staring at each other… thankfully, no one else was around…
I got to my feet, wiped the dust off my suite and held out my hand “Common”
… we were standing outside my front door, he was standing so close to me, I could smell his shower-fresh deodorant… I quickly got the door opened and we went inside… as soon as the door was shut he pinned me to the door and attacked my lips with his… my suite jacket slid off like butter, and my button-up shirt… well let’s just say I’ll need to have it sewn later… we made our way to my bedroom, I broke the kiss long enough to, literally, tear his shirt off. his soft lips pressed against my neck and back… as we laid in bed together, I had to smirk… he was grinning from ear to ear “I love you Sasuke Uchiha”
“I love you Naruto Uzumaki… Always have…”
“And always will” I finished as I started to fall asleep on the perfectly formed eight pack of the man I loved.