Title: Finding a Bit of Trust
Word Count: 1,673
AN: I am sorry that this is so late! It was sent to the lovely, sweety known as cutsycat from Y for a beta job. And then yesterday (Sunday), I was sleeping for most of the day, writing the rest.
So, again, sorry for this being late.
Review: Foxfire: I'm glad that you enjoyed the story and hope you keep reviewing. :D
Three days. Three long days of being alone beyond his guards and the occasional visit to Shikamaru and Ibiki in the hospital. Sparrow had nearly attached himself to Naruto as the young Shinobi went about his business playing Ibiki's secretary.
Sighing, Naruto played with his pen and looked down at the notebook that he had started to use as an outlet for his thoughts. He couldn't go to Jiraiya, Tsunade or Iruka, not wanting to take them away from the rebuilding of the damaged buildings and businesses, so he used the notebook. He had started with his thoughts about his time with Ibiki and his courting and had worked his way through Sakura's betrayal and was working on the Uchihas.
When he had found out about the reason why Itachi had left, Naruto had worked to get the elder Uchiha out of his suicide mission.
The mission had been simple: Get into the Akatsuki and destroy them from the inside out.
Unfortunately the 3rd Hokage had died before he could do so and Itachi had ended up stuck. Naruto had found the information hidden amongst all of the guard and life information about him. Once that had been found, he and Tsunade had made plans to tell Sasuke and to pull Itachi out. It had taken then nearly a year to get both of the Uchihas back.
Since Itachi had been working under the 3rd's orders with Ibiki as his emergency contact, he had been debriefed by the interrogation expert, cleared and returned to duty while being instated as the Uchiha clan head.
Naruto had gotten the chance to explain everything to Sasuke, including that it had been Orochimaru that had worked hard to get his greasy paws on an Uchiha with a Sharingan and that it had been someone unknown who had pushed Danzo into ordering the death of the clan. Sasuke had thrown a fit, sliced off Orochimarus head and gone back to the village with him. That had been nearly two years ago when they had been 17 years of age.
Sighing, Naruto closed the notebook and stood up to stare out of the study window. The house had been cleaned once more, Ibiki's desk organized, all of Naruto's paperwork done, completed ANBU paperwork filed at the ANBU headquarters and several notebooks filled already. But now he was bored, his mind dancing with thoughts of what had happened.
"What a nutsy few years," Naruto huffed, shaking his head with a frown. His ears twitched as he thought of what was going to happen once it got out that Sakura had turned traitor. The other villages would have to put out an amended Bingo Book, again, while some worked to get her to work for them.
But why she had fucked up so bad was…it had been a surprise at the time, but now that Naruto had had time to think about it, it wasn't surprising. She had always been a Sasuke fan, one of the scariest of them all, beating out Ino, When Sasuke had left, it seemed as if all she wanted was her friend back. But her diaries had shown that she thought that he had been driven away by Tsunade and others who were dirt compared to him.
As the months and years had progressed, from whatever his friends had observed, she had gotten past her extreme 'love' for Sasuke. She had dated Lee for a time before splitting, the problems happening around them taking most of their time. But once Sasuke and Itachi had come back, she had seemingly slipped back into her old ways as a Sasuke fangirl.
All that had happened was her mask cracking before shattering with her last stunt.
Groaning, Naruto rubbed at his face, moving to flop down onto the couch, letting his legs stretch out. Sparrow gazed at him from the doorway before shaking his and going about his business.
On top of it all, a new love interest had popped up with Ibiki. The warmth of their relationship spread through Naruto, tugging at his heart and making him smile contently. Brushing his fingertips over his lips, he chuckled lightly and shook his head as he started to watch Sparrow walk back and forth outside of the study, checking traps and setting a few more.
Ibiki had turned out to be a complete sweetheart when he put his mind to it and had been showing that side of himself every chance he got. Shifting onto his side, Naruto laid his head on the arm of the chair as he continued to think.
The dates and days with Ibiki were perfect for him, for them, but he was starting to cry about how much he had to work himself off. It was as if just hearing his boyfriend's name would send heat flaring through him and make him half hard. He had no doubt that his older companion was much in the same boat as him. He also had no doubt that they would end up in bed, finally giving into the need that flared hot and hard between them.
He wanted it, but he didn't want to lose their easy friendship and closeness, having seen it happen before.
"Naruto, do you want to go see Ibiki-san?" Sparrow asked, standing in the doorway as he pulled off his mask. Going from the ANBU named Sparrow to the Shinobi named Raidou always fascinated Naruto, making him smile.
"Yeah, sure," Naruto hummed, sitting up on the couch as Raidou placed his mask down on a sealing scroll, along with his ANBU cloak. He was wearing the basic ANBU clothes, which he pulled a looser pair of pants and his vest over.
"Good, cause he's about ready to toss his current nurse out the damn window," Raidou drawled, getting a laugh from Naruto.
"Sounds about right with him," Naruto drawled. Shaking his head, he walked out of the house and towards the hospital, the two happy with the silence between them. Walking into the hospital, Raidou headed for the archive section to speak with Sasuke while Naruto went to find Ibiki, finding him scowling at a nurse who was trying to collect his scrolls. "Man, you would think that you would know for a nurse working for a bunch of nins not to touch scrolls," he said, taking them and placing them back down.
"And you are?" the nurse huffed, eyes widening as Naruto leant over and pressed a kiss to Ibiki's cheek.
"A nin and Ibiki's boyfriend. Why are there so many civilians working in a nin hospital?" Naruto asked, Ibiki shrugging. "I'm going to have to talk with Tsunade-baa-chan about this soon."
"Later. For now, help me find the finished scrolls and paperwork," Ibiki drawled as the nurse huffed off, making them shake their heads.
"How are you feeling, Ibiki?" Naruto asked, smiling softly as they went through the scrolls.
"Better. They've been able to heal more of my wounds," Ibiki drawled, placing the finished paperwork away. Once that was done, Naruto crawled onto the bed and curled up against him with a sigh of pleasure. Reaching up, he ran a hand through soft blond hair as he yawned and relaxed. "Haven't been sleeping very well, huh?" he asked.
"No, I got used to you being around at night," Naruto pouted, flashing a pair of puppy eyes up at him. Ibiki chuckled lowly and smoothed a hand down his back.
"I'll be home in the next few days," Ibiki promised, getting a soft smile from Naruto.
"Ibiki…how could I not see what was going on with her? Was I really that blind?" Blinking and looking away from the papers in his hands as Naruto shifted, Ibiki gazed down at him with a raised eyebrow. They had fallen into a comfortable silence, Ibiki reading over reports while he stroked over Naruto's hair as he rested.
"With who? Haruno?" he asked, placing his papers aside and shifting to stare at Naruto.
"Yeah," Naruto said, gazing up at him with a worried look on his face.
"You weren't blind. It looks as if she was good at hiding behind her mask. According to her psych evals, the ones that I can get at, she seemed smart, strong, the usual quirks a nin has but sane," Ibkik drawled. "With you, you were always face to face with her, you were always seeing it."
"I see," Naruto sighed, shifting and stretching before squeaking when Ibiki dragged him to straddle his lap. "'Biki," he squeaked, getting a low laugh.
"I have missed being able to kiss you," Ibiki hummed, rubbing a thumb over Naruto's full bottom lip, enjoying the gentle blush. Naruto could remember the first time that they had kissed and all of the ones that followed his companion was always gentle, but passionate with tasting and drawing pleasure from it.
"I missed it too. The little pecks aren't enough," Naruto pouted, leaning forward to brush their lips together, blue eyes darkening as Ibiki ran his hands down his back. Large hands stroked over the dip of his back before cupping his ass, squeezing until he squeaked.
"Ah, I missed that too," Ibiki chuckled, eyes dancing with pleasure as their lips brushed together. Naruto hummed and brushed his fingers over the other's jaw. Leaning forward, the scarred man sealed their lips together and nipped at the bottom lip that called to him.
Naruto sighed and firmly pressed their lips together, Ibiki growling lowly as lean arms wrapped around his neck. Stroking his tongue over the full lips, the scarred man tasted his boyfriend fully as they stroked and teased the slick muscles. Their bodies pressed together as they tried to fulfill their need for each other.
Naruto was the first to pull away, panting through swollen lips as he gazed at a smugly leering Ibiki who was holding him close.
"When you get home, I will be giving in," Naruto breathed, unsurprised when Ibiki growled and started another kiss that was deep and fierce, making him mewl.