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Playing hard to get: Part 4 - Blame it on the alcohol (Part 1 of 2)
The raven head walks into the ally with his hands in his pockets. "Well would you look who's back." Shikamaru announced. "Your welcoming's appreciated as usual..." Sasuke replied sarcastically. "So... how was your ride?" Gaara teased with a wink. (Yes, I know the characters in this story are far from the original characters' character, I don't know if you understood that, but, this is a FAN FICTION and they call it a FAN FICTION for a reason, it's FICTIONAL! Please don't hate...) "If you mean my taxi ride then, it was very pleasant." He replied with a serious face as he removed a cigarette box from his pocket. "He's smoking... that's a good sign..." Gaara continued. "Tch! This means nothing..." Sasuke hissed as he lighted the cigarette and puffed. "Must've been a really good ride..." Gaara continued almost breaking into laugh. "I knew coming back here would be useless..." Sasuke murmured to himself as he released the smoke from his lungs. "You're only going to kill yourself, taking that cigarette..." Neji commented. "I'm sure you'd like that..." Sasuke said growled onto his bike. "Hn! You make it sound like it's a bad thing." Neji smirked. "Tch!" Sasuke exclaimed. "Wasting my time..." he murmured as he started his bikes' engine. "Oy! I was just playing with you..." Gaara announced. "So?" Sasuke wanted to know. "You're not coming out with us?" Neji asked. "Needless for me to remind you that I don't like watching half naked women dance on poles just to earn money to eat." Sasuke hissed. "It's called a job." Shikamaru argued. "Then why don't they use the money they earn to dress themselves and buy some dignity and pride?" the raven head hissed. The rest of the boys look at each other with frowns. "You always know how to lighten up the mood Sasuke." Shikamaru declared sarcastically with a head shake. 'just because your-" a hand floated above the red heads mouth before he could finish his sentence. Sasuke looked back at the red head giving him a death glares from the corner of his eye. "Finish that sentence." he commanded. "Tch!" the red head exclaimed turning away from the boy's glare. "Forget about it Sasuke." Neji told him as he lowered his hand. "Whatever!" the raven head hissed before he rode off on his bike with the cigarette in his mouth.
"It'sjustnumbers-it'sjustnumbers-it'sjustnumbers-it'sjustnumbers..." the blonde chanted in his head over and over and over again. His breath started to get uneasy as he looked down at the endless sea of papers with numbers all over his desk. Latching onto his hair with his elbows giving him balance on the desk, he screamed in torture. "Naruto?" Karin walked in worriedly. "Are you okay?" she asked concerned. "Karin, forgive me; but I need a drink." Naruto said as he rose to his feet. "What?" Karin asked a bit shocked. 'He only drinks when he's upset or angry...' she thought. "I don't think that's a good idea." She proclaimed. "I'm stressed; I'm going to get a drink, just one drink, to calm my nerves. I'll be back." He said as he wore his jacket. "Naruto?" Karin called worriedly. "I will be back... Don't worry." Naruto told her. "Just call me if I'm late."
"Ok." She replied before witnessing him walk out the door. "Naruto..."
Sasuke threw his helmet into his closet before walking into his kitchen in search for a drink, still puffing on his cigarette. He opened all the windows in the living room and turned on the television before settling on his couch after grabbing his beer from the fridge. Flipping the channels on the T.V one by one he constantly sighed, releasing smoke from between his lips and sipping on his beer bottle. "5:30." He told himself as he looked down at his watch. "I have nothing better to do anyway..." he told himself before switching off the T.V and taking his last puff of the cigarette before crushing it on the coffee table. Heading upstairs to his room with his beer in hand he wondered about what Naruto was doing and how much hair he must've pulled out by now.
Naruto settled himself down at the bar of a gay pub called "Afrodisiac" (made up name.) "What may I get you?" the bartender asked as he wiped a glass. "One shot of your strongest tequila." Naruto replied. "Coming right up." The bartender replied. "Actually, make it a double." Naruto added. "No prob." The bartender responded.
An hour had passed ever since Naruto walked into the pub and his little shot cups had increased from 2 to 10... ENCOUNTING! (The boy should be dead.) "I don't understand why he keeps on leaving to these exotic islands and expects me to do all his work for him I mean... HE'S the boss!" Naruto complained to quite a number of people... correction... boys that surrounded him. The bartender shook his head uninterested in Narutos' complains. "Bartender! I'd like another shot please!" Naruto announced holding up of his little glass cups. "I think you've had enough shots for one night." The bartender replied. "You should get a taxi and go home."
"I am NOT going home..." Naruto replied with a drunken manner. "Well... not ALONE anyway..." he said leaning towards one guy that was seated next to him. "Here... you can have my drink." The guy said giving him his glass of beer. "Well don't mind if I do." Naruto said in a drunken manner as he chugged on the beer. The bartender shook his head and tended to the next alcohol hero. He shrugged and sighed at the customer before saying, "I thought I said no smoking in her Sasuke." The bartender snatched the cigarette from the raven head. "Usually people say please..." the raven head hissed teasingly as he released the smoke filled air from between his lips. "Hah! What can I get you?" the bartender asked. "The usual." He replied. "Beer?" the bartender asked. "Is there anything better?" he smirked. "Guess not..." the bartender smirked back. "Here you go..." the bartender said placing the beer mug on the counter before him. "Thanks." He replied taking his drink and settling at a table.
"Would you like to dance handsome?" some random guy asked from behind him. "You sitting here all alone while the music's playing is very, very attractive."
"I'm not interested." The raven head replied calmly. "You aren't?" the guy asked. "I don't dance." Sasuke replied. "Well do you mind if I join yah so we can chat?" the guys asked. "I don't chat either." Sasuke replied in an annoyed tone. "You flirting with Sasuke isn't going to get you anywhere; unless he flirts with you first, he isn't going to budge." The bartender said as he wiped the table placing a canister under Sasuke's mug. "Who asked YOU?" the guy wanted to know. "Just stating a fact." The bartender replied.
"Not hat this wasn't fun and all-*hiccup*-but I really gotta go-*hiccup*-I left my assistant waiting-*hiccup*-back at the office-*hiccup*-she must be worried a tone-*hiccup*-so if you may excuse me-*hiccup*-" Naruto drunkenly said as he got off his seat. "Woah!" the small crowd around him exclaimed seeming that he almost fell to the ground, getting Sasuke's attention. "I'm-*hiccup*-fine!" Naruto managed to say. "Excuse me-*hiccup*-" he said struggling to get through the crowd. "How about I take you home tonight huh? What do you say?" the guy that offered Naruto his drink asked as he grabbed hold of his arm. Naruto laughed. "I don't want to go home with ANYBODY! I just said that so you would give me your beer because the bar tender didn't want to give a me a shot." He explained in a drunken manner, swaying around like he was standing in the middle of a typhoon. "Now if you excuse me..." Naruto said struggling to get his arm free from the strangers' grip. "OOOOOY! LET GO OF ME!" Naruto yelled causing Sasuke to frown at the familiarity of his voice. "Oy! He's in the centre of that crowd?" Sasuke asked the bartender. "Some drunk bastard that kept on asking for shots, complaining about his job." He replied. "Did he give you a name?" Sasuke wanted to know. "No." the bartender replied. "Is he blonde?" the raven head asked. "Yeah-yeah..." the bartender replied. "Shaggy hair with 3 whisker marks on each of his cheeks?" he added. "That's the guy!" the bartender replied. "Ah... fuck!" Sasuke said before rising to his feet. "Call a cab!" he told the bartender. "Alright." The bartender replied.
He picked up his beer and chugged down half of it before giving out a burp and leaving the money for it on the table. "Sorry but I'm interested in someone else." Sasuke told the guy that asked him for a dance before walking to the crowd. "OY! NARUTO, CAN YOU HEAR ME?" Sasuke yelled as he stood at the edge of the crowd to make sure that it WAS Naruto. "Eeh? Who called me?" Naruto said looking around arm still in the strangers' hands. 'Definitely him...' Sasuke thought before he started pushing and shoving people aside to get to Naruto. "Oy! Naruto!" Sasuke called as he struggled through the crowd. "Eh? Dosa?" Naruto wondered. Hearing the direction in which his voice came from he finally got to the core of the ever increasing crowd. The raven head sighed. "C'mon, I'm taking you home." He said taking his hand. "Hey! I'M taking him home!" The guys holding onto Naruto's arm protested. Naruto laughs. "Well this is awkward-*hiccup*-" the drunk blonde said. "C'mon, look at him, he's a freaking mess! Just co-operate and let go of him." Sasuke hissed. "I gave him a drink he has to give me something in return." The guy said. "What is this a whore house? C'mon let go of him!" Sasuke replied in an annoyed tone.
"The only whore I see here is you. Trying to steal somebody else's prize?!"
Sasuke gave him a death glare then let go of Naruto's hand and walked to the guy. "Call me a whore... One-more-time." The raven head hissed calmly. "Who-"
The guy was interrupted with a punch on the jaw before being slammed to the ground feeling constriction around his neck. "I don't believe I heard you correctly what did you say?" Sasuke asked seriously with his hand wrapped around the guys' neck. The guy struggled to get Sasuke's hand off from around his neck. "I can't hear you what did you say?" Sasuke urged. "I-I-I'm s-s-sorry..." the guy apologized with a struggle then Sasuke let go. "Good." Sasuke said before rising to his feet. He looked at Naruto whom was swaying around as his cheeks began to bulge. "Oh no!" the raven head exclaimed grabbing Naruto's jacket and tie that he left on the chair. "Out of my way! Out of my way!" Sasuke yelled as he pulled drunken Naruto by the hand, headed outside. "I'm not going to make it!" the blonde one said as his cheeks puffed up again, struggling to balance his body on his legs. "Damn it!" Sasuke hissed before pulling the blonde onto his back and running towards the door. The motion just made it worse for the drunken blonde whom was trying hard to keep his vomit in.
Finally getting outside Sasuke literally threw him off. "OUCH! TEME!*gag*" Naruto complained. "Trash can, now!" Sasuke commanded picking him off the ground and aiming his head at the trash can. Once his head was secure, then only did Naruto let all hell get lose. "Argh!" Sasuke exclaimed in disgust. "The cab is-oh! Thank God he didn't do that in my pub." The bartender said. "I made sure of that." Sasuke told him. The bartender nodded before returning into the pub. Naruto fell to the ground still drunken and not himself after the vomiting seized. "Oy! Get up!" Sasuke commanded but lifted him up from the ground with delicacy.
The taxi drove up in front of them and Sasuke helped helpless, drunken Naruto into the cab. "Where to?" the taxi driver asked. "Um..." Sasuke thought not knowing Naruto's home address and asking him would be a total waste of time so he told the driver his own home address. "Ooh... bright lights..." Naruto exclaimed wanting to stick his head out the window. "Oy!" Sasuke called pulling him back in. "Trying to get yourself killed?" Sasuke hissed as if talking to a small child. "I have a secret to tell you.*hiccup*" Naruto said drunkenly. "What is it?" he asked with a sigh. "Really funny, really funny..." Naruto answered as he laughed. "What is it?' Sasuke wanted to know. Naruto laughed out loud. "Oy!" Sasuke called annoyed. Naruto leaned into his ear and whispered, "I'm going to puke..." then broke into laughter again. "Stop the car!" Sasuke ordered the taxi driver and the driver abruptly stopped. "What's the problem?" the tax driver asked angrily as he looked at the raven head. Sasuke opened the door and literally pulled the drunk blonde out of the car. "Oy oy oy! Watch the shirt!" the blonde complained as he tried to straighten his drastically shabby shirt. Sasuke searched through his pockets and threw the taxi driver some money before shutting the door.
"Keep the change!" he told the driver before pulling Naruto's drunken body to the nearest trash can. "There! Let lose!' Sasuke told him. "PWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!" Naruto laughed. "What's so funny?" the raven head asked with a confused look on his face. "I LIED!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!" Naruto laughed falling to the ground. "Ouch!" he exclaimed in pain. "What? THAT WAS OUR RIDE HOME DOBE!" Sasuke hissed. "Well excuse you for believing me!" Naruto said as he struggled to get on his feet. "Damn! I should be a comedian..." Naruto told himself as he swayed around the side walk like a palm tree in a tornado. "C'mon... I need to get you home..." Sasuke said after he grabbed hold of his arm. "No. I need a drink." Naruto hissed after he got his hand free. "You've had enough." Sasuke said grabbing his hand again. "No. I need more!" Naruto growled getting his hand free again. "You have had enough!" Sasuke said sternly after grabbing his hand once more. "Leave me alone..." Naruto whined struggling to get his hand free from Sasuke's grasp. "Not a chance." Sasuke replied before starting to pull him as he walked. "Let go of me-" Naruto began to whine before he was lifted off the ground and hanged on Sasuke's shoulder. He began to shout, "HEY! PUT ME DOWN! PUT ME- Hey everything looks weird upside down." Naruto turned his head as he swayed around in the same motion as Sasuke walked. "God! You're heavier than you look." Sasuke complained. "Would you stop moving around too much? I'm starting to get dizzy." Naruto whined. "You're heavy!" Sasuke told him. Naruto's cheeks began to swell up again. "Hey put me down-*gag*-I'm going to puke-*gag*-seriously this time-*gag*" the drunken blonde complained. The raven head sighed and put Naruto down to his feet but the boy ended up landing on his knees and palms as he puked on the side walk. "That's nasty..." Sasuke murmured as he looked away. But the blonde one soon got back his attention when he began to pant. "Oy! Naruto... are you alright?" Sasuke asked concerned as he squatted before him. The blonde one responded by falling on his side, knocked out.