hip lean

The lull in conversation doesn’t get past Sasuke. Naruto’s chatter is something that tends to go on and on, but today is different. The other seems a bit spacey, drifting in and out of the conversation. Actually, Sasuke seems to be doing most of the talking, which is extremely unusual.

“Is there something wrong?” Sasuke asks, turning his attention away from the pasta sauce and leaning his hip against the counter. He crosses his arms over his chest as he watches Naruto slowly come to himself, eyes blinking in confusion.

“What? Why?” is the reply he gets. Sasuke frowns, watching the other’s attention turn to the window as he takes in a deep sigh.

“Seriously, Naruto. You’re only like this when you’re hiding something.” The last time Sasuke remembers Naruto being this out of it, he was trying to think of ways to propose to Sasuke. Sasuke has thought for days that Naruto was cheating on him, only to find out he was making some elaborate plan to propose. Needless to say, Sasuke ruined the surprise, but it all worked out in the end if the ring on his finger is anything to go by.

“I’m just thinking,” Naruto mumbles, chin resting in the palm of his hand. There’s a distant dreamy look in his eyes, one that Sasuke’s never really seen before.

“What about?” The sauce is forgotten as Sasuke makes the move to figure this whole thing out, taking the seat across from Naruto. There’s contemplation on Naruto’s face, like he isn’t sure he wants to tell Sasuke, but it doesn’t last long as a sigh leaves his lips.


It’s a simple answer, one that hasn’t come up since Sasuke last told Naruto he wasn’t ready for them. He had told the other someday, but he wanted his life to be a little more stable (he had just been starting a new job. Just married as well).

“Kids?” Sasuke repeats, the word rolling off his tongue easily. He remembers there being a time that he hadn’t been able to say the word, but he hadn’t seen himself living out his life with someone he loved at the time either.

“Yeah, I just was walking by the park today and I was a family. I forgot how much I wanted one,” Naruto answers, always honest. Sasuke knows Naruto has always wanted a family, but he always claimed to love Sasuke enough to give that dream up. Sasuke doesn’t want to take that dream from Naruto.

Plus, he thinks he’s ready.

“Maybe it’s time to do some research on adoption,” he suggests, watching the way Naruto’s face lights up.

“Wait, really?”

“Yeah, I think I’m ready.”

Sasuke has never seen Naruto smile so bright.

Another thing that gives me heartburn when I think about it:

-Sherlock’s eyes going softly closed and all the tension draining out of his shoulders, leaning down into it, when John kisses him for the first time.