After Naruto got better, I gave him the explaination he wanted. He's been clinging onto me ever since, afraid I'd be gone when he wakes up.
Not that I'm complaining.
"Daddy?" He calls.
"Hm?" I hum in reply.
"Are you going to stay with me forever now?" He asks.
Naruto has also been asking me these kinds of questions with worry and fear all over his face.
"Of course." I smile and ruffle his hair.
He lets go a breath in relief.
"Now. You've been cooped up in here for 2 days now. Why don't you head out?" I ask.
"... No~" He whines in a quiet voice, as he's attached to my arm.
"Why not? It's not healthy." I say.
"Wanna...Stay with you..." He says.
"I'll come with you then." I say, hoping he gets out of the house. He's going to get sick again if he stays inside for too long.
He thinks about it for a moment.
Tsunade-sama has already told everyone the truth about the Uchiha massacre and explained it to my brother.
My brother should be looking for me now to confirm it all, that's what Tsunade-sama told me.
Although he's never thought to check in Naruto's apartment.
He nods hesitantly against my arm.
I stand up and he intertwine our fingers, still having an arm around mine. I didn't mind though.
"Where are we going?" He asks.
"We are going to go to a training ground." I answer.
"To sleep?" He asks.
"No Naruto. We're going to train a bit." I say.
He huffs but doesn't decline the offer to train.
We walk out onto the streets and everyone throws me pity looks before seeing Naruto latched onto my arm and become confused.
"Naruto?" Nara Shikamaru and his team calls as he sees his blonde hair.
He turns around along with me and 2 of them jump back quickly.
"Uchiha... Itachi?!" The two exclaim in shock.
"G-Guys! Don't attack!" Naruto yells and pushes me back a bit.
"What are you talking about?! That's THE Uchiha Itachi!!" Ino yells.
"He's... He's!..." Naruto shakes his head.
"Guys. Honestly. Think about it. If he really was bad then he wouldn't be out and walking around freely. Plus he's with Naruto and Naruto knows who's bad or not. Adding to that, Naruto has the Talk no jutsu. Plus! Tsunade-sama has already explained about his apparent wrong doings." Shikamaru sighs.
They allow themselves to relax a bit after listening to Shikamaru.
"I guess your right... But does Sauske know this?" Ino asks.
Naruto shrugs as Ino sighs in disbelief.
"I don't know how he'll react to this..." Naruto sighs.
"Knowing my little brother... He might be trying to find me to ask and clarify what Tsunade-sama has told everyone." I say.
"What if he takes you away?" Naruto asks me with puppy dog eyes.
I flinch at it.
God dang it. He knows how much his puppy dog eyes affect me.
"I won't let that happen." I finally say.
He brightens up a bit.
"Itachi!" I hear a yell.
... Speak of the devil and he shall appear...
Sasuke walks towards me cautiously.
"I'm not going to harm you Otouto... Especially when Naruto is here." I sigh.
Naruto pouts at me.
I pat his head and he smiles.
Sasuke stares at our interaction.
"Before you say anything. Yes, what Tsunade-sama said is true." I say looking at him.
He closes his mouth and ponders over what I said.
"Got it... I... I forgive you... Nii-san..." He says quietly.
I give him a small smile but Naruto frowns at that.
"What's wrong?" I ask him.
"He's not going to make you go back with him and have a whole Year of brother bonding time right?" Naruto asks with real fear ethched into his voice.
I blink at the question before laughing out loud.
"N-Nii-san... Is laughing..." I faintly hear
I ignore that statement and place a hand on Naruto's head.
While I did this, Shikamaru explained that Naruto got turned into a baby and I was his father in the Akatsuki.
"Of course not. Sure I'll spend some time with my Otouto but..." I pause for a bit, thinking about how I should word this to make him happy.
I then smile as I find the right wording.
"... I wouldn't want to abandon my son, now would I?" I ask with amusement as he blushes with embarrassment.
"O-Our ages aren't that far apart so it's embarrassing if you say that!" He stutters and playfully hits my arm a couple of times.
"That doesn't change our bond within the Akatsuki though. Besides you were the one who started calling me 'Daddy' first." I say.
He puffs his cheeks out in playful anger before latching onto my arm again.
"Wait... This is weird." Naruto says suddenly.
We all stare at him with raised eyebrows.
"Does this mean that Sasuke is my uncle?" Naruto gags.
"In your dream dobe." Sasuke says with killing intent as well as a mini Chidori in his hand, ready to kill something.
Naruto gulps and hides behind me.
"Daddy~" Naruto whines, in hopes of me protecting him... And it's working.
"Sasuke. Ignore what my foolish Son said." I sigh.
I'm allowed to call him that now right? Since I'm technically his adoptive parent figure now.
Sasuke seems to cringe slightly at the 'Son' part but nods slightly nonetheless.
"No matter how many times you'll say that he's your son, I'll still have trouble getting used to it. Troublesome." Shikamaru sighs.
"Spoken like a true Nara." Naruto pulls his tongue out in a teasingly manner.
"That's because I am a true Nara." Shikamaru playfully and sarcastically bites back.
"Oh sorry I thought for sure you were the Easter Bunny." Naruto says just as sarcastically, if not more.
"Ok, as much as I find this amusing, we need to get you to the training grounds." I say to Naruto.
He pouts once again and I'm thinking he's going to turn that into a habit.
"Can I come too, Nii-san?" Sasuke asks.
"Of course Otouto." I say as I start turning away to head towards the training ground.
"We better get going too." Chouji says to his team.
"Alright. Bye Shikamaru-kun, Choji-kun, Ino-chan." I wave my free hand.
They wave back and they start heading off.
Sasuke starts tailing along beside me while Naruto looks at Sasuke with warning glances and me with worried glances.
I inwardly chukcle at his jealousy and ruffle his hair.