"Naruto," Sasuke managed to choke out. "Do you really love him?"
"Yes, I do!" Naruto responded, as he looked at the floor.
"Naruto," Itachi whispered. "You know you don't love me."
"Yes I do!" Naruto screamed. "You are nice to me, you love me! I…"
"Listen!" Itachi interrupted. "Sasuke made a mistake but he clearly regrets it."
"Don't try to help me," Sasuke said standing up. "If he doesn't love me, then that's okay. I was prepared for that. After all, I was a real idiot but I did it because I loved him and I wanted to protect him from you."
"Sasuke," Naruto slurred. "Why would you want to protect me from him?"
"Didn't he tell you? The day he beat me up he said he was after you, that he was going to take you, so I should prepare for that," Sasuke explained. "And then he comes a kisses you so we would have a reason for breaking up."
"That is not why I did it," Itachi interrupted, his face as detached as ever. "I wanted to know how strong your bond was, so that when I took Naruto away you would both endure whatever happened next. And up until now, everything has come out fine except for one thing."
Naruto looked at Itachi. "What?"
"You won't acknowledge you still love him," the Uchiha answered.
"You are a hypocrite," Sasuke said. "You tried to kill me! You killed our parents!!"
"I'm sorry, but I had to," Itachi said. "And I never tried to kill you, I was just protecting you."
"Yeah right," Sasuke spat. "You are such a repulsive bastard."
"But its true Sasuke!" Naruto interjected. "Itachi told me, he said they were trying to kill you."
Sasuke laughed. "I thought you were smarter than that Naruto," he said. "Believing his lies."
Itachi walked towards Sasuke. "You were still very young, but you have to remember how insane our parents were. They were not healthy."
Sasuke looked away. He remembered. They both went insane from time to time, but Sasuke knew in his insides they weren't capable of killing him. "I don't believe you."
"Naruto," Itachi called. "I'll be leaving you by yourself with Sasuke for now, think things thoroughly. I'll be back."
Naruto nodded as he watched Itachi exit his apartment. He then looked at Sasuke; his onyx eyes were red but already dry. Seeing him, it felt odd. He hadn't changed much, just gotten taller and if possible more attractive.
"Naruto," Sasuke said. "Do you really love Itachi?"
"No," Naruto answered bluntly. "But I want to."
"Because he treats me precisely how I want to be treated," he answered.
"I'm sorry," Sasuke said, looking at his intensive blue eyes. "I'm sorry for the way I treated you back then. It's just that I couldn't bare the fact that I could loose you." He laughed. "But look how things turned out."
Naruto smiled. "Where did you go?"
"Far away," he answered. "I met this man that sort of reminded me of you and he took me in."
"I still have your bass," Naruto commented. "Sai has tried to persuade me into letting him play it for a while, but I haven't let him. It's the only memory I had left of you."
"Yeah," Naruto stated. "Since you left, we needed a new bassist and Kakashi-sensei introduced him to us. Kakashi is our new manager. And Sai, well he kind of reminds me of you, but you are way better. He is such a bastard and I hate when he offends you and say you have a small penis."
Sasuke laughed. "Do you defend me?"
"Well yeah, I know what he's saying is a lie!" Naruto responds and instantaneously blushes. "Well, you know what I mean."
Sasuke gradually approaches Naruto. "I missed you," he whispered.
This time, Naruto couldn't contain himself. He threw himself at Sasuke, wrapping his arms around him and crying. It felt so good to feel him, his warmth, his aroma; it was all just how he remembered.