Warnings/Disclaimer: I don't own Sengoku Basara (I'm referring to the anime, but I don't own any of the game or manga franchise either). I just discovered it recently and very quickly became obsessed with my own favorite yaoi pairing x3 Sarutobi Sasuke x Sanada Yukimura x3 so warnings include yaoi/ shonen-ai relationship,OOCness, possible spoilers. I just have such a loyalty complex of Master/Servant :3
This started out as a single story, but I kept writing different scenes and skipping the transitions that I would need if this WAS a single story, but I know myself and I know that I wouldn't write the transitions, so I decided I might as well post each different scene in separate chapters so that at least people can read them and it won't stay on my computer forever unknown. They're all essentially the same story of Yukimura x Sasuke relationship, and each chapter after this first one has their relationship already established and are just moments following it.
Edit- that was how it first started anyways, later oneshots include oneshots of the past with Benmaru and parental/bigbrother Sasuke and also unrelated oneshots of other sorts. These will be specially marked at the top of each oneshot. Enjoy :)
It had to have been Sanada Yukimura to make the first move; it had been the ONLY way for it to have happened. Because Sarutobi Sasuke absolutely never would have advanced into a romantic relationship if Yukimura hadn't utterly insisted upon it himself- it just wouldn't have been his place (sometimes he still didn't).
It had been in a rare time of peace, when Meade Keiji was traveling between territories like usual and he was currently spending his time in Takeda land. The vagabond took a particular interest in the young, passionate Yukimura and the two often spent much time together. Though it was often innocent, Keiji would somehow always fold back into his views on his passion for love, in which Yukimura would tilt his head in naïve bewilderment and more often than not, Sasuke would appear out of "nowhere" and bustle the young Sanada away before Keiji could go into further elaborate detail.
Faced with a challenge, Keiji swore to himself that he would bring the realization and joy of love to Sanada Yukimura before he left Takeda. Though he had to wait and bide his time until Lord Shingen sent Sarutobi on an errand to Lord Kenshin before he could make another attempt. He didn't want Sasuke interrupting again, after all. That ninja was protective of his master.
Faced without any deliberate distractions, Keiji finally imparted the full knowledge of love onto Yukimura, despite loud yells of "SHAMEFUL!" and the young Tiger's face blushing as vividly as the crimson clothes he was known for. Pleased with himself, Keiji retired for the night, unaware of the dangerous state of crippling embarrassment he left Yukimura in.
Upon Sasuke's return, his young master was still so flustered with his new comprehension that the ninja had to spend several long hours coaxing the full story out of the brunette and then begin the even longer process of calming Sanada down and explaining to him that all of what he had been told was a bit grossly exaggerated, and yet still harmlessly normal. Relieved and comforted, Yukimura went to sleep early that night and Sasuke paid a visit to the Meade vagabond.
Keiji cheerfully departed to visit Lord Kenshin the following morning, hurrying away on his horse after quickly sparing a wave to Yukimura's enthusiastic goodbyes, avoiding a dark glower from a particular ninja behind the brunette.
However, even with the catalyst of the issue gone now, the issue itself refused to depart.
Yukimura had always been rather too enthusiastic about new things he learned, so after being reassured multiple times and finally gaining control over his blushing, the brunette began trying to apply his newfound knowledge. But here he hit a roadblock. He certainly had no ambition to begin a simple relationship with a woman when the country could plunge into war again at any time, and he certainly didn't want to place that amount of trust in a stranger. Besides, Yukimura had long been used to the idea of strong warriors and battles- and the idea of a soft, gentle woman who had no experience of anything rougher than working the fields utterly confused the teenager.
Sulky and somewhat discouraged, Yukimura turned to the one who had always been there to answer his concerns for as long as he could remember. As always, Sasuke soothed his master's worries, telling him he had at least another decade to even worry about settling for marriage, and that was plenty of time to find a suitable partner that he could learn to trust enough to share a bed with. Overjoyed, Yukimura had thrown himself into Sasuke's amused embrace, and then clung there longer than normally, innocently trying to convey his grateful affection before he froze with a sudden massive realization. Lost in his mind, Yukimura barely heard Sasuke's concerned questions as to why he wasn't letting go, and if there was something else wrong.
Yukimura had never kissed anyone before in his life. Affectionate pecks to the cheeks of his family (and Sasuke when he'd been small) certainly did not count in this area of romance, but it did not stop him from leaning in and pressing his lips clumsily to Sasuke's.
Startled but sharp as always, Sarutobi waited until Yukimura had pulled away before he spoke. "Isn't it kind of pointless to kiss me, Danna?"
Yukimura blinked slowly, his expressive brown eyes innocently confused. "What do you mean?"
The green-and-black clad ninja chuckled in amusement, leaning back on his hands but making no attempt to remove the brunette from his personal space. "I mean, Danna, you are a general of this land under Oyakata-sama, of which you are to eventually assume command over. You have time before marriage, yes, but no young maid will be happy that her lord has engaged intimately with a servant- especially one of a low class such as myself." Sasuke explained gently, feeling a little amused when he saw his master just stubbornly set his jaw.
"Oyakata-sama isn't married and has intimacy with ladies of lower class and he is above all else what I strive to be! So I won't marry either, because I have you." Yukimura declared boldly, momentarily tightening his embrace around Sasuke's shoulders.
The ninja turned slightly just so that his master's next innocent kiss landed on his cheek instead of his intended mouth, in order to continue trying to reason with the younger man. "What of your family? The Sanada line must be continued right?"
Yukimura, to his credit, at least paused in brief consideration before once more boldly proclaiming his own reasoning's again. "My father knows that I have wholly devoted myself to Oyakata-sama! I may die without an heir, or I shall adopt a ward, like Oyakata-sama has me!"
"Danna…" Sasuke sighed with a faint smirk. His master was still so much like a child sometimes; demanding what he wanted and that was that as far as he was concerned. "If you don't want to marry a gentle woman you don't trust, then how about a friendly alliance with another lord. It's not unheard of for two lords to be uncommonly close, if it's a man you want. It still doesn't have to be me." He was being subtle here, but with Yukimura's Keiji-gifted knowledge, he was sure to understand.
Yukimura huffed a little in annoyance at yet another excuse. "I don't want another lord, I don't trust any of them because I still see them as enemies. Getting involved like… that, unnerves me!" The Tiger cub blushed but his fiery determination danced in his eyes before the brown orbs suddenly widened in a hurt and sad realization. "You don't want me like that Sasuke…?"
Startled by the utterly kicked cub expression his master was now wearing, Sasuke hurriedly wrapped both arms around the younger male, soothingly tucking the head of wild brown hair under his chin. "That's entirely not it, Danna. I'm just concerned about your future and happiness. You are a strong, attractive samurai and I am proud to be by your side. I just believe that if I were in that way, it would cause you more harm than temporary good." Sarutobi gently rubbed between his master's shoulder blades as he spoke, hoping that Yukimura was no longer upset.
The brunette gentle sat up straight out of Sasuke's comforting hold, cheeks glowing a shy pink, his mind circling around the compliment the ninja had given him with pride and dismissing the other concerns with ease. "Well if you care for my happiness, Sasuke, then please be with me."
And damn if his master didn't just sound suggestive with those words and that tone! Sasuke mentally cursed Maeda Keiji once again. The boy got enough silly admirers when he was completely oblivious, if he started learning how to act coy, there would be no end to the infatuation. Especially if Yukimura was truly serious about trying out a relationship with him, then the extra attention would only bewilder the poor boy. Sparing an upward glance to Yukimura's hopefully glowing face, Sasuke sighed in defeat.
"Well… alright, I suppose… but we'll talk to Oyakata-sama about this tomorrow and get his opinion before anything is official, alright?" Sasuke had to raise his voice for his stipulation to be heard because the young Sanada had emitted a crow of happiness at his initial admittance. "Alright?"
Yukimura nodded eagerly in acquiescence before leaning forward with slowly drooping eyes, an obvious intent in mind. With another mental sigh, Sasuke willingly gave him what his master was looking for and their lips connected softly. His master was innocent and inexperienced, content to just let their lips remain pressed together like so, and Sasuke was not going to advance the gentle connection any further until his master sought it out himself somehow- if he still even wanted to after they talked to Oyakata-sama tomorrow. For now though, Yukimura was very content with the chaste kisses he showered repeatedly upon his ninja's lips, overjoyed when they were returned and occasionally gifted upon him as well.
For the first time since Yukimura was still a young, clingy child, he slept curled up in his shadow's warm embrace and happily thought he could quickly get used to the familiar yet much better than before sensation.