One Step Closer
Chapter-1: Next To You.
Summary: And with each passing day, they took one step closer/ Sasusaku.
Genre: Hurt/comfort, Romance.
A/N: Its been a long time since I last wrote something. Feels good.
So this story happens after Sasuke returns to Konoha at the end of Sasuke Shinden, Naruto and Hinata are married and Sai and Ino are engaged/ about to be engaged. Slight SaiIno is also mentioned in this fanfic. It’ll have about 5 or 6 chapters, I hope you guys enjoy it!
“Next To You.’‘
The atmosphere was comforting, the relatively cool wind was a proof of winter being on its way. The citizens were cheery and optimistic, probably due to the recent change in the temperature. Another peaceful night in a peaceful village. Majority of the population could be seen on the roads, in the warm coffee shops or at the dango outlets and the all time famous ichiraku ramen, too was surrounded by a bunch of inhabitants for the hero of the village was treating his rival after his return from his journey.
A mob of young girls was circling the place where the two best friends were sitting and enjoying their meals. One was the ever popular blonde, the student of the current hokage and the other was a previous S-class rouge with some rare stunning features. His long bangs were covering his left eye and his form was covered with a brown cloak.
The Squeaks made by the teenage girls could be heard loud and clear and without a doubt, it was annoying the last Uchiha.
For a moment, he regreted coming back to his village but at the same, felt happy that the villagers were ready to accept him again. They were not despising him, they were not loathing him. Deep down, he felt satisfied and for a second, he was proud of helping the helpless during the war.
He twirled some of the ramen in his chopsticks and looked over at the blonde, who seemed to have finished yet another bowl. A smile appeared on his face while recalling their memories as genin.
Had they always been this way?
’'You didn’t change, did you.” A sigh escaped his lips as he stated his comment.
“One can’t just forget the delicious taste of ramen.” Naruto grinned.
“You sure are popular now.” he said, looking over at the crowd surrounding them.
“Someone has to compete you.” he shrugged his shoulders, smiling.