Konoha no Hana - Scream"Open your eyes!" Sasuke cried out in a pain worse than any he had ever known, but the body beneath him made no sign of response. Even when Itachi had died, he hadn't felt so...
"Open your god damn eyes already..." the young man repeated, sounding like a scared child. His hands, shaking and bloodstained, wiped the damp blonde hair from his foe's, no... from his friend's forehead. Naruto's face was serene, holding the faintest smile. That tiny expression was almost unreadable, yet it told so much; of everything he had fought for, of the lives he had saved, of the people he had protected. That insignificant smile hit Sasuke hard in the chest with a feeling he could not comprehend.
Unbidden, tears both of frustration and grief sprang to his dark eyes and ran rivers down his pale cheeks, mingling with the blood and dirt there. It began as a whimper, as a plea, grasping Naruto's face between his hands and begging him to respond, and from there it grew into a series of sobs that racked his e