Author's Note: So after four long years, I finally decided to edit this story. I only reread this story last week and I almost cried at the silly grammar mistakes and lack of other stuff. Luckily, my grammar has improved slightly (there is probably going to be some mistakes) and I think the story is slightly better now. I kept the story about the same, only changing it here and there. Anyways, enjoy. :)
Disclaimer: Naruto doesn't belong to me. :(
"Why haven't you asked Naruto to marry you?" the Fifth Hokage, Tsunade asked him with a smirk.
"What the hell?" he thought. His eyes wandered over to the other Sannin in the room, but Jiraiya was looking out a window, a big frown on his face.
Sasuke faced her again and sighed mentally. He wasn't expecting that question…when all he wanted to know was where Naruto was. In the back of his mind he couldn't help but wondering why Tsunade was asking him now when he and Naruto had been together for almost four years.
He sighed, physically this time. It was his own fault that he was in this situation in the first place. If he had simply listened to Naruto yesterday, when she told him what she had planned today, he wouldn't be here.
"And here I thought the day couldn't get worse…" he thought dryly, thinking back to his morning.
Beep, Beep, Be-Crash!
Sasuke groaned as he slowly opened his eyes, instantly cursing when the bright light coming from a nearby window hit him. He muttered under his breath and sat up. He sat there for a couple of minutes, staring at the broken alarm clock making a mentally note to buy a new one.
Yawning, he slid out of bed and walked to the bedroom, stripping off his clothes as he did so. After a warm, quick shower he dressed and walked out of his room, still in a grumpy mood.
Sasuke was expecting a warm breakfast when he entered the kitchen…but no such thing. There was no Naruto and no breakfast waiting for him on the kitchen table. He ran his hand through his slightly damp hair, remembering that his girlfriend had told him she would be gone.
Where she had headed off to, Sasuke didn't remember.
With a sigh, he figured he would go ask the Hokage, since she usually knew where Naruto ran off to. But as he opened the front door, his eye twitched and he surpassed a shiver as a cold breeze hit him. There was an untouched layer of snow in front of him and he sighed once again, in the back of his mind remembering that it was winter and Christmas was only a couple days away.
"Great." he thought. "No breakfast, no Naruto. And I still have to find Naruto a present." he muttered to himself before grabbing his jacket and venturing out into the snow.
"Can the day get any worse?"
"I spoke too soon…" he thought as he, or rather his clone, was being chased by his fan girls. His eye twitched, wondering why they couldn't leave him alone. They knew he already had a girlfriend…yet they wouldn't give up…
He jumped onto a rooftop and continued towards the Hokage's Tower. "Are they ever going to stop?" he asked himself. He stopped and turned around, feeling two familiar chakras.
"You will probably need to get married." Kakashi said with a smiling eye before he returned to his orange book. "That's what I had to do." Beside him, Sakura giggled.
"I think he's right Sasuke-kun."
Sasuke resisted the urge to roll his eyes. "I'm pretty sure it's because you married Mitarashi." he replied with a smirk. He, along with just about everyone, was surprised when Kakashi told them he was going to marry Anko.
Everyone was sure it was because he was drunk when he asked her.
Sakura giggled, covering it with her gloved hand. "That too."
Kakashi sighed but didn't look up from his book. "Maybe."
Sasuke grinned as Sakura smiled. He turned to his former teammate and asked, "Have you seen Naruto by any chance?"
"She was with Tsunade-sama, but that was an hour ago." Sakura answered. She turned to Kakashi and her eye twitched, seeing the orange book. "Must you read that book in my presence?"
Kakashi didn't say a word, simply grinning and poofing away.
"I'll see you later Sakura." Sasuke said and before he could leave, he felt her strong grip on his wrist. He faced her and raised a brow. "Yes?"
She let him go and asked, "I was just curios…have you bought Naruto a present yet?"
"No." he answered truthfully.
"Oh." she muttered. "…I know this isn't any of my business…" she trailed off and Sasuke smirked.
"I'm not going to bite Sakura."
"When are you going to ask her to marry you?"
His eyes widened slightly. "What?"
"Do you plan to ask her one day? I mean, you've been together for almost four years now."
"I do want to marry her…I just don't know when I should ask her."
Sakura smiled brightly. "Then why don't you ask her on Christmas?"
He released a soft sigh before facing away from her. "I'll see you later Sakura."
But he was already gone.
He didn't notice when he arrived to the Hokage's Tower, his mind in a completely difference place for him to notice. He replayed Sakura's question.
"Do you plan to ask her one day?"
He did plan on asking her…but it was more along the lines on why he hadn't ask her yet. He loved her, since their genin years and he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
So why…why hadn't he asked her yet?
He shook his head, finally noticing that he was in front of Tsunade's office. He gently knocked on the door and waited for her to allow him in. Entering, he saw her sitting at her deck, a cup of sake in her right hand. Jiraiya was standing near a window and, surprisingly, not spying on women.
The blonde smiled. "Hello Uchiha. What brings you here?"
He bowed before asking, "Hokage-sama, I was wondering if you knew where Naruto is?" He heard Jiraiya groaned softly while Tsunade continued to smile.
"She said she was going to the Academy…something about helping Iruka with his students today."
"There's something I want to ask you Sasuke…"
He blinked and nodded his head slowly.
End of Flashback
Now, here he was, in front of the Hokage, with no answer.
His eyes hardened. "Why do you want to know?" he asked in a monotone voice.
Tsunade glared. "She is like my daughter Sasuke. I want what is best for her and so does Jiraiya."
"And you believe I am not what she needs?"
She sighed, closing her eyes for a brief moment. "I didn't mean it like that Sasuke. I know you love her and will protect her with your life. But…"
"You don't think she will be happy with me?"
"Brat." Jiraiya said, speaking for the first time. "She didn't mean it like. I'm pretty sure everyone in the entire village can see that you truly make her happy."
Sasuke licked his slightly dried lips. "I love her and I will ask her once the time comes."
Tsunade smiled while Jiraiya looked away, frowning. "You have our blessing."
"Troublesome…" he mumbled, walking out of the office. He knew that both cared greatly for Naruto, so he wasn't completely surprised by Tsunade's question.
He was more surprised on his lack of answer.
He wanted to marry her. Make her his.
But why hadn't he asked her yet was still a mystery to him.
Arriving to the Academy, Sasuke walked over to the playground where he knew Naruto would be. He saw many children running around, playing with each other in the snow. He chuckled softly, as snowballs were being thrown in each direction. It reminded him of his childhood…before the massacre.
Shaking his head, Sasuke looked around for Naruto. He found her quickly and his heart skipped a beat, taking in the beautiful sight. Her long blonde hair was held up in pigtails by matching flower pins, short bangs hovering over her bright blue eyes. She wore a beautiful blue and purple kimono and the white scarf Sasuke remembered buying her the previous year around her neck.
He felt the genjutsu that hide her fox ears and tail after merging with the Kyuubi and even without those features, she was still a sight to behold.
Naruto looked breathtaking to him.
She was kneeling down in front of a girl as the two played a clapping game, a bright smile on her tan face. The two talked quietly to each other, never faltering in their game.
Sasuke smiled slightly watching them until they finished. And it was once the girl was gone that Naruto noticed him and smiled brightly. She made her way to him, only to be stopped by a male teacher. At this, Sasuke glared at him knowing that he lusted for her, wanting her for her beauty.
But nevertheless, Naruto smiled at the man and talked with him.
And it was then that Sasuke knew. It hit him like a Chidori through his stomach…
He was scared.
He was scared that if he were to ask for Naruto's hand in marriage she would say no. He was sacred that she would leave him, even after everything they had been though, for someone that was better then him…for something that could make her happier. He was scared…that she would leave him like everyone he ever cared for did.
He was snapped out of thoughts by her sweet voice and he blinked a couple of times, seeing her wave her hand in front of his face. She smiled brightly and he returned it with a small one of his own. "Naru-chan." he said and quickly smirked when she blushed.
"You okay?" she asked, concern in her voice. "You spaced out for a bit."
She was always worrying about him and he smiled softly, seeing the concern and love in her bright blue eyes. He cupped her cheek, caressing it gently as she blushed. "I'm fine."
Her eyes closed and she smiled slightly. "Your hands are cold."
Sasuke chuckled. "The blush on your cheek is warming them up."
Naruto's blush darkened and she pouted, opening her eyes. "Meanie."
"I know." he replied back.
"How many times do I have to tell you to wear a scarf before you leave the house?" she scolded him.
He rolled his eyes, laughing mentally. "It slipped my mind."
Naruto stopped him and took off her scarf, wrapping it around his neck. "You can use mine." she said and finished with a bright smile. "Now, why don't we go home and I'll make us some food?"
He didn't answer her, simply wrapped his arm around her waist and poofed them somewhere.
Arriving to their destination, Naruto looked around and her eyes widened taking in the beautiful light. They stood off to the side of a lovely clearing. They stood in an untouched layer of snow surrounding by many trees. A lake sat in the center of this and it seemed to be completely frozen.
"It's lovely." she whispered and took his hand, walking towards the lake.
Sasuke grinned and pulled her into his embrace, earning a quiet squeak. He chuckled, arms gripping possessively around her. "It has nothing on you love."
She blushed and kissed him on the cheek. "Sasuke…"
Sasuke bend down and kissed her on the lips, holding her tightly. They kissed for what seemed like forever to them, pulling away when the need for air was necessary. He smirked at her flustered face and kissed her on the forehead.
"I love you…now and forever."
Naruto smiled. "I love you too Sasuke. Forever a day."
It was then that he worries completely vanished…he was going to ask her to marry him.
"Then why don't you ask her on Christmas?"
And Christmas was the perfect day.
It would be the best Christmas present.