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The minutes ticked on, then grew into hours then days, eventually leading up into weeks. Three weeks went by. Three long hard weeks, and every passing day of those weeks, were grueling for the blonde, hard treatment messing with his brain, at times vomit for the lack of the drug, but it was worth it, he had to do this, to prove something to himself and others, and not one day passed by that he didnt think of anyone, especially Sasuke. He didnt know why though, but he was there for him more often then usual, and as much as he hated to admit it there was a growing feeling of caring for Sasuke. But today was the day Naruto was able to leave that wretched place, he packed up and walked to the front entrance he waved goodbye to Brandy and walked out the door. The natural tan color to his face returned in a healthy illuminating glow, his beautiful blue eyes returned to the shimmering state they were once in, and the obnoxiousness of himself sadly, returned along with him.
Sasuke, trained hard the past weeks, praying Naruto wouldnt do anything stupid at the rehab center that would cause trouble, he had finally given into Sakuras unlimited screaming and begging and went out to lunch with her, got bored, then left and went back to training again, days went slow, he wanted to go see Naruto, there was visiting hours but for his treatment no one was allow to see him, making him more furious and more determined to beat him up good at sessions of training when he got back. Never a day went by were he didnt think of the blonde. And now, as much as Sasuke hated to admit it, and he really hated to admit it, he missed the blonde terribly, but usually shaking the feeling off, he was afraid he was losing his cold outlook and becoming much too soft.
And there he was now, training his poor little heart out. And the blonde happily putting his stuff away, then running off happily, talking to everyone he came in contact with, being in almost in isolation for a few weeks he was delighted to talk to anyone, even if they didnt want to talk to him. But his main priority was to find Sasuke and annoy the hell out of him, and he knew exactly where to find him, training off somewhere so no one would bother him.
Naruto crept slowly around, planning on jumping Sasuke again, totally catching Sasuke off guard he jumped into the air screaming, HEY SASUKE loudly, then landed on top of Sasuke grinning widely,
Eh, so your back? Get off me youre not twelve anymore dobe
Not even a hey Naruto how are you? Nothing He laughed getting off of Sasuke still sitting on the ground, So what are you doing? Training still?
Well of course what else would I be doing?
Something fun duh Naruto said rolling his eyes,
Naruto, training is fun
No its not, now come on lets go Naruto stood up grabbing Sasukes hand, pulling him away from his training,
First you jump on me and now you want to go do something you call fun, whats wrong with you?
Whats wrong with you He mimicked Sasuke, Nothings wrong with me, what about you? He laughed
Sasuke smirked to himself allowing Naruto to pull him along in his own little happy world. And of course, the blonde being himself dragged Sasuke along to his favorite little place, the Ichiraku Ramen shop he sat down, Sasuke sighed rolling his eyes sitting down.
This is your idea of fun?
Well yeah! I love ramen, and all they gave me there was nasty fiber stuff and sandwiches He said laughing
Its just ramen
Naruto gasped sarcastically, Sasuke dont say that! Ramen is everything, its like god. He said laughing again
Sasuke folded his arms and chuckled smiling slightly
I guess the great ice prince himself laughs once and awhile Naruto said nudging Sasuke in the ribs
Whatever...so why am I here? You know I hate ramen
Narutos eyes darkened the smile was smacked off his face, well, I havent seen you in awhile, so I just wanted to hang out withyou thats all He said softly shrugging,
Sasuke felt a bit bad for what he just said he sighed, I know, I know, I dont have anything better to do anyways, I guessIll hang out with you
Narutos smile returned, Really? Great! Because I go a lot to tell you about rehab it was sooo boring!!
Well lemme here it, Naruto-kun
You know what Sasuke? I like hanging out with you
Same here Naruto, Sasuke smiled again, Now what about rehab?
Oh right! I gotta tell you what went on!
They ordered their food as Naruto went on a long talk about how rehab was, just times like this made Naruto happy, and deep down it made Sasuke happy too. Days went on and on like this Naruto and Sasuke hanging out more and more seeming that Sasuke could tolerate Naruto more than anyone, both of them hoping it would never end, but in all happiness brings out the deep darkness in all of it, the darkness nobody wanted happiness brings sadness, and the past comes back to haunt everyone.