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It had been a long and hard day for the blond. His team had brought him design after design to be approved or critiqued, in between trying to do his own work and to make matters worse, all day he had felt the impending doom of his heat pressing down on him. He just hoped the blockers were doing their job and covering up his scent. 

It was tough being an Omega, even in this day and age Omega’s were still looked down on and even looked over for most jobs, that's why most tried to pass as Beta’s. In doing so they could blend in but they had to constantly pretend to either be sick or that something family related had come up, just to cover up their heats, overall it was exhausting.

Heat prickled at the back of Naruto’s neck as he rubbed it, exhaling deeply. It was late, everyone else in the office had already gone home hours ago and he was still here trying to finish the last of his work, knowing he would likely be taking the next couple of days off. His only saving grace was it was Friday, so he could at least use the weekend as an excuse for coming down with a cold or something. 

Hitting send on his final email the blond lent back in his chair heavily, breathing hard as he clutched his chest. Would he be able to make it home before the delirium set in? 

Running a hand through his hair and down around the back of his neck, he sighed. “May as well try to make it home before this shit gets worse.”

Hauling himself up and out of his chair he turned off his computer and gathered up his things before making his way to the elevator. Sweat was starting to gather around his collar and he could feel slick beginning to breech his slick sponge. The doors slid open after a moment revealing another occupant, but the blond barely registered them as he stepped in, leaning heavily on the far side of the metal box. 

“Are you in heat?” hissed a smooth voice from beside him. 

Looking over he saw the last person he ever wanted to see in this state. Beside him stood his boss, none other than the most sought after Alpha - since his older brother apparently mated last year - Sasuke Uchiha. He had a look of sheer disgust on his face as he tried to cover his nose and mouth with his hand. 

“Sorry.” was all Naruto could whisper. 

“I thought you were a Beta!” the raven growled. 

“Surprise.” the blond grunted, not caring at the moment as he doubled over from a cramp caused by the scent of such a strong Alpha being so close. It made his body crave to be touched. 

“Are you o…..” Sasuke started before taking a deep breath. A growl slipping from his lips moments later. 

“Don’t,” was all Naruto was able to get out before he was unceremoniously slammed against the side of the elevator hard. His hands were suddenly pinned beside him and a leg was forcing itself between his own, pushing them apart. 

The ravens nose was against his neck, inhaling deeply. “Shit, you smell so good.” he whispered.

“Don’t,” Naruto whimpered as he weakly tried to push the other away, “You don’t really want this.” the scent of the Alpha finally hit him, and it was strong….. Almost like he himself was going into Rut. “Shit…. Have you gone into Rut?”

Sasuke growled at him as he began to rub himself against the blond, coating him in the Alpha’s scent. 

As the raven Alpha’s intoxicating scent began to fill the small box the blond’s inner Omega forcefully gave himself over to the Alpha, baring his neck. The sight of that submission obviously pleased the Alpha as a low satisfied rumbling growl vibrated from deep within his chest as he lent down and licked the blond’s exposed neck. 

The next couple of days were a blur for the blond so when his heat finally broke and he woke up in a bedroom he didn’t know fear gripped him. Quickly Naruto sat up, his hands going straight to his neck, feeling for a mating mark. After finding none he sighed with relief.

“Finally awake dobe?” Came Sasuke’s bored voice. Looking over towards the door he saw the raven leaning against its frame. “Good, get up, get dressed and get out.” he growled.  

“What?!” Naruto all but growled back. 

“Sorry, you must still be being affected by your heat.” The raven said calmly as he walked into the room, “I’ll make it simpler for you.” he bent over and picked up some of the blonds clothes. “Get your shit and get the fuck out of my apartment!” he yelled, throwing Naruto’s clothes at him.

“Fuck, what the hell is your problem teme!?” Naruto huffed as he quickly got dressed. 

“You got what you wanted, now get out.” The raven whispered.  

“What is your problem?” Naruto stood, retrieving the last of his personal effects.

“Just get out!” Sasuke roared. “And don’t bother coming into work today, you still smell like heat!” he growled before walking out of the room. 

After storming out Naruto made it back to his apartment and decided to actually listen to the bastard and took the next couple of days off, spending the time sleeping his exhaustion away and catching up on eating. 

It was Wednesday before the blond finally made it back into the office, noting that nothing seemed amiss as he walked through greeting his colleagues as he went. 

“Hey Naru, you good now?” his friend Kiba asked as he sat down at his desk.

“Ah, yeah.” Naruto replied, turning on his computer. 

“Dude you were only away for two days and shit hit the fan.” Kiba laughed.

“Oh?” 

Kiba rolled over to Naruto’s cubicle and began to whisper. “Apparently on Monday Chief Uchiha made a huge mistake in the directors meeting and a guy from finance said he saw him in the bathroom growling at some love bites on his neck. Of course the stiff covered them up and walked out, but not before someone saw.” The brunette laughed.

“I don’t see what’s so funny.” Naruto deadpanned him, knowing he was likely the cause of the raven’s discomfort. 

“Mr perfect made a mistake AND got laid?” Kiba looked at him oddly. 

“So? We all make mistakes and people do have sex lives outside this place.” Naruto rolled his eyes.

“Seriously, you’re not curious about who it is he’s bangin?” Kiba looked at him horrified.

“Not in the slightest.” Naruto quipped back as he turned back to his computer and began looking through his emails. “So unless you have something constructive to talk about I have work to catch up on.” 

“You’re no fun.” Kiba huffed as he rolled away. 

The blond made quick work of his massive pile of emails and flew around the office catching up with his team and looking over his subordinates work. It wasn’t till after lunch that he got the phone call he had been dreading. 

“In my office now.” was all Sasuke said when Naruto picked up the phone. The blond didn’t even have time to reply before the line went dead.  

Sighing, the blond made his way up several floors to the ravens office. He didn’t even bother knocking before walking in, shutting the door behind him and presumptuously taking a seat. 

“You didn’t tell anyone?” Sasuke asked seriously after a few minutes of silence. 

“Do you think I want to lose my job?” the blond droned. After receiving a questioning look from the raven he answered the unasked question. “My entry forms say I’m a Beta , but I’m not…. What do you think will happen when everyone finds out an Omega is incharge of a department?”

“We don’t discriminate here.” Sasuke replied.

“Don’t give me that bullshit.” Naruto spluttered as he stood, face red with anger. “The fact that I’m an Omega will ruffle feathers, the fact that I’m in charge of an entire department will ruffle even more feathers. Then I will eventually either be fired for something stupid or forced to quit from the pressure from others that don’t like Omega’s will put me under. Don’t worry, your scandalous sex secret’s safe thanks to my secondary gender. So if you have nothing further to add, I have work to do.” The blond growled before storming out, making a point of slamming the door behind him. 

After making a quick stop at the bathroom to apply more scent blocker and take an extra dose of suppressant he made his way back to his desk and dove head first into his work. 

Hours later he was interrupted by Kiba rolling over, “Shika, Choji and I are going for a drink after work, wanna come?” Kiba asked. 

“Nah, I wanna get ahead on my work. Can I take a rain check?” Naruto asked with a grin.

“Sure.”


~~X~~x~~X~~

The weeks went by like this as Naruto all but threw himself as hard as he could into his work in an effort to forget about what he had dubbed as ‘The Regretful Incident’. 

It was about a month later when the blond first noticed something was wrong. After having spent a couple of days with extreme nausea he contacted his mother for advice, after being asked a series of questions he came to a conclusion that he would never have even considered. The final question rang through his mind and a cold feeling washed over him. He hung up the phone without another thought and ran straight to the bathroom rummaging through the draws till he found what he was looking for. 

An Omega pregnancy test.

He had already done his morning pee so he would have to wait till tomorrow if he wanted to get an accurate result. So with that in mind he left his apartment and threw himself even harder into his work, ignoring the thought of the little white stick waiting for him at home on the bathroom sink, silently mocking him. 

“Hey Naru, you okay?” Kiba asked as he rolled over. 

“Ha? Oh, yeah I’m good. Why?” Naruto replied as he broke away from his work.  

“You sure? You look really pale.” Kiba said with a look of concern on his face.

“Is there a problem?” came the last voice the blond wanted to hear, yet again….. 

“No Chief Uchiha.” Naruto droned as he went back to work. “Inuzaka was just asking for my approval on a design.” 

“If that’s all then I suggest the pair of you get back to work.” Sasuke growled as he walked away. 

“Jeeze, he seriously has it out for you. I mean he’s been personally dropping by more and more often to check our ‘progress’ and no matter how hard you work it’s still never good enough for him, that’s like…. bullying.” Kiba growled. 

“Eh, doesn’t matter.” Naruto breathed out heavily. “I’m sorry Kiba, but I really do need to get this done before I leave today.” 

With that Naruto went back to work, ignoring everything and everyone around him till his day came to an end. After finishing up he trudged home, ate, showered and went to bed - like a robot - , trying desperately to forget about his possible impending doom. 

With the morning came the test. Naruto sat on the floor of his bathroom after taking it, waiting the three agonizing minutes for the test to tell him his fate. 

His phone timer finally went off signalling it was time and with a shaky hand he stretched up and grabbed the little white strip, clutching it near bruisingly tight in his hand as he brought it towards himself. Opening his eyes he hadn’t realized he closed he gazed down at the stick. 

His breath hitched and his free hand shot up to cover his mouth, stopping the sob that threatened to escape as his eyes began to water. 

Two obnoxious pink lines stared back at him. 

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“Naruto! Thank Kami you called I was getting ready to….” 

“Mother, I fucked up.” Naruto cut his mother off. 

“Oh Honey, what happened.” His mothers soft voice came through the phone. 

“I’m… I’m p...pregnant.” The blond shuttered. 

“Oh, my baby.” She hushed before asking, “Have you told the Alpha?” 

“It…. It happened during my heat, so I don’t know who it was.” Naruto lied. “Can I come stay with you and dad for a bit?” He asked.

“Of course, when did you want to come over?” 

Taking a deep breath Naruto collected himself, “I’ll call you next week with more details.” 

“Okay, did you need anything in the meantime?” She asked. 

“No, I just…. I just need to….. Think.” He swallowed hard.

“Of course you do. Call me when you’re ready.”

“Thanks mother.” Naruto sighed, “I’ll call you later.” 

With that Naruto hung up, a feeling of numbness washing over him as he sat and stared at the wall. “I can do this.” He said to himself, running his hands through his hair. “I’ll just treat it like a project….. Yeah…. A project…. I can do this.” he nodded to himself.

With a final nod the blond got up, be it a bit shakily and walked over to his desk, turning his laptop on. He quickly researched Omega pregnancy and learnt as much as he could before quickly looking over his work contract, after that he started to formulate his plan. 

He had until week twelve before his scent would change and he would start to show through his clothes. If his calculations were correct he was somewhere in week four to five. He had one month - to be on the safe side - to organize everything. 

His contract stated that he needed to give a minimum two weeks notice before he could resign, but in a subsection he found that if his work was at least a month in advance - giving the company time to replace him - he could give his notice and leave the same day.

So all in all he had one month to prepare two months of advanced work. 

Could he do it…. Who knows….. 

Would he do it….. Yes, yes he would. No matter what……. he had to. 

After taking note of the time Naruto showered, dressed and went to work. He was quick to round up the next couple of months worth of projects and spent his lunch break making himself a timeline of when each one was needed and when he needed to have them done by, to be able to leave on time. 

It was after ten that night when Naruto finally left the office, his new personal project schedule was ready and tomorrow he would start to action it. He just hoped no one else would notice what he was doing. 

To his luck over the course of the next month no one noticed his workload increase or how much effort and time was spent at the office - not even his friends noticed anything ascue - granted his friends were constantly being given other work by Sasuke and what was worse the raven seemed to be visiting him more and more often which was a constant interruption on it’s own, but even he didn’t seem to notice the blond overworking himself. 

It was finally his last night at work and he was exhausted. He had just sent off the last bit of assignments making his department two whole months ahead of its work, which was more than the minimum requirement. The meetings for the next two months were all scheduled, their design presentations ready to go. All the projects needed in the immediate future had his seal of approval on them and any minor jobs still left for his team to complete had detailed explanations and instructions with them. 

With a sigh he hit send on his resignation letter and turned off his computer for the last time. After stretching he gathered the last of his personal effects - he had been slowly taking them home over the course of the month so as not to arouse suspicion - and made his way to the elevator. 

At the sound of the doors opening he sighed when his eyes met the absolute last person on Kami’s given earth he wanted to see….. Sasuke. 

“Chief Uchiha.” Naruto greeted politely. 

“Need me to help you with your heat again or will any Alpha do?” Sasuke asked slyly.

Naruto was far too exhausted to actually argue with the teme, “What I need in my personal life is of no concern to you Uchiha .” He sighed. 

“Oh really?” Sasuke growled. 

“Yes, now if you don’t mind I have a big day tomorrow and need to get home.”

Sasuke reached out, placing his hand in front of the blond, against the wall, effectively boxing Naruto in. “Are you sure you don’t need help? You must be doubling up on your suppressants since you didn’t take any time off last month for your heat. You know that skipping too many heats will make you feel like hell when it finally comes.” 

“Thank you oh gracious Alpha for that biology lesson. But as I said, it’s none of your business.” Naruto growled while looking directly at the raven Alpha. The elevator doors opened and Naruto pushed Sasuke aside, “If you’ll excuse me I need to go.” 

Sasuke grabbed his wrist before he could leave the elevator and yanked him back in, making him crash into the raven’s chest. 

“What the hell Teme?!” Naruto practically screamed as the doors slid shut and Sasuke wrapped his arms around the blond turning them so Naruto’s back was against the elevators wall. 

“You smell good.” Sasuke growled as he lent in and rubbed his face into the blonds neck. Naruto’s heart began to pound in his chest. “You smell like….. mine….” Sasuke swallowed, “I can’t get you out of my head! I have to constantly make up excuses to go see you, to smell you, to make sure no other Alpha is near you!”

‘So that’s why most of my friends were suddenly always busy elsewhere…’ Naruto thought. Looking at the Alpha in the elevator’s reflection he realized this was bad… “Let me go Uchiha.” Naruto growled. 

“Say my name.” Sasuke growled back. 

Swallowing, Naruto inhaled and weakly said, “Let me go….. Sasuke.” His inner Omega was purring, it recognized the Alpha as the father of his child and somehow Sasuke was instinctively recognizing it too and reacting as such to Naruto’s pregnancy. 

The doors slid open and Naruto could hear someone gasp, “Sorry.” 

In that moment Sasuke seemed to vaguely regain his senses and it was enough for the blond to push the raven away and make his escape. He ran out of the building and down the street towards the hotel he was staying at. He just had to get through this last night, then he could start anew. 

Breathing deeply he calmed his nerves and calmly walked into the hotel, taking the elevator up to his room. After taking a warm shower and eating something from room service he crawled into bed and slept.


X~~x~~X~~x~~X

The door to Sasuke’s office slammed open, “What is the meaning of this?” his brother growled. 

Sighing Sasuke looked up from his work - not that he had been able to do much since this morning, his head felt clouded, like something was missing. “What did I do wrong now Aniki?” 

“The company’s top graphic designer, Naruto Namikazi has quit!?” Itachi growled as he slammed the door, walked over and threw the resignation letter on Sasuke’s desk. 

“What!?” Sasuke roared as he scooped up the letter and read it. “This can’t be right, he can’t just resign with no warning and leave us in the lurch!” 

“He didn’t” The older raven said oddly calmly, “All his and his team’s work is two months ahead, he has even recommended a team restructure and internal promotions.”

“I’ll just have to go and sort this out with him.” Sasuke said as he stood.  

“His desk is already empty.” Itachi sighed. “And when I went to personally ask him if the company had wronged him somehow, I found his apartment empty and then his landlord came and told me that he moved out a week ago.” 

Sasuke fell back into his chair. “He planned this.”

“Have you noticed anything out of the ordinary?” Itachi asked. Sasuke shook his head. “Did you hear anyone say or do anything to him?” Sasuke thought about it and hastily shook his head. “Did you say or do something…?” Itachi finally asked, eyeing him knowingly. 

“No.” Sasuke shook his head again. 

“So this isn’t you in the elevator sexually harassing an employee?” Itachi growled as he slapped a picture of Sasuke and Naruto in the elevator from the previous Friday night on his desk. “How long have you been doing this?”

“I… I didn’t mean to…..” Sasuke said, running his hand through his hair frustratedly, “I don’t know what’s come over me of late.” 

“What do you mean?” The older raven asked more quietly, seeming to notice that something was wrong. 

“I can’t get him out of my head Tachi.” Sasuke said as he lent his head down onto his arms on his desk. 

“When did this start?” Itachi asked now full of concern, taking the seat opposite him. 

Sasuke looked up at his brother and hesitated for a moment as he gathered his thoughts. “About two months ago.” He admitted.

“What happened?” the older raven pushed. 

Sasuke bit his lip as he looked away from his brother. “We had sex.” 

“You’re not the type to just have casual sex especially with employee’s. So I’ll ask again, what happened?”

“He was in heat…. He sent me into a sudden Rut.” Sasuke confessed taking a deep breath. 

“Makes sense.” Itachi hummed. “Wait, his file says he’s a Beta, Beta’s don’t get heats.”

Sasuke sighed, leaning back in his chair while looking up at the ceiling. “He lied. He’s an Omega.” 

“Lying on an official document is punishable by dismissal.” Itachi growled.

“And if he had put Omega on his original form he likely wouldn’t have been hired to begin with.” 

“Of course he would have. He had amazing skills, even before he started here.” Itachi concurred. 

“No, he wouldn’t have.” Sasuke sighed. “Face it, no matter how good his resume was, Omega's are still looked down upon even in this day and age. HR wouldn’t have hired him because they would have seen him as a liability.” 

Sasuke watched as realization hit his brother too like it had him. 

“So that’s it then?” Itachi asked. “We just let him go?”

“Did you call his cell?” 

“Disconnected.” Itachi said. 

“He doesn’t want to be found.” Sasuke sighed looking up at the ceiling again. “I don’t know why I attacked him last week, for some reason my inner Alpha felt like he was leaving and I guess he was right and tried to stop him but in the end I only chased him away faster.” 

“An Alpha - especially our inner Alpha - becomes protective over their mate’s once found and can even sense things that we ourselves are unaware of.” Itachi hummed.

“We weren’t mates.” Sasuke sighed. 

“Neither of you gave it a chance.” 

“You don’t date your employee’s.” Sasuke sighed again. “It’s on the first page of the employee handbook.” 

“I know.” Itachi said as he looked at his brother’s deflated look. 

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It had been a little under a year since Naruto left the company and during that time the company’s profits had taken a dive, not a huge one but they were struggling to get eye catching products on the market. Everything their design team came up with was mediocre at best and it was no secret that the cause was their top designer leaving. 

Rumors about his resignation went around the workplace like wildfire, some said he was poached by another company, others said that he ran away with a lover, while the closest to the truth was that he was actually being sexually harassed and his only way to escape was to leave. 

But as fast as the rumors came they died, mainly because in that time Sasuke’s mood also - coincidentally - took a turn for the worst. He pushed all his teams hard and barely gave them time to rest, let alone gossip. 

Naruto’s friends were also questioned about his resignation but even they knew nothing, it was as much a surprise to them as everyone else when he upped and left without notice, making them dejected that he left them no way to contact him.

In the end, everyone in the workplace felt the loss of the blond.  


X~~x~~X~~x~~X

The older raven sat at his desk typing away when a soft knock came. “Enter.” he called without even looking up. 

The door opened then closed softly. “Guess who has an update on the N file for you.” came a cheery voice. 

Itachi looked up at his blond mate as he stalked over to him like a panther that had cornered his prey, placing a kiss on his lips.

“You I’m guessing.” Itachi smirked, “So what did you find?” he asked leaning forward to take the file. 

The blond moved it just out of Itachi’s reach and smirked at him. “I want my payment guarantee first.” 

The raven just rolled his eyes as he smiled up at his beautiful mate while wrapping his arms around the blonds waist. “And what was it you wanted this time?” he said, playing Deidara’s game.

Deidara continued to smirk down at him. “Let’s say I found him.”

“Then I would give you anything you desired.”

“Good, cause I want to be top for a night.” Deidara said, waving the file around.

Itachi’s face fell, that was the last thing he expected. On the contrary he had thought Deidara would want to pick dinner or get something new for his art room since that’s what he had been asking for for each piece of information he found out about the other blond. That aside had Deidara really found him? If he had, wouldn’t it be a small price to pay for his brother’s happiness.

“Fine.” Itachi puffed out his cheeks as he put his hand out for the file. “For tonight only.” 

Deidara handed him the file and sat on his desk. “Turns out our little blonde moved to the other side of the country, changed his name and second gender. That’s why it took me and my associates so long to find him.” 

“Hmmm. How?” Itachi wondered aloud.

“Seems he has friends in high places.” Deidara mussed. “He’s also been in serious hiding. Took my friends ages to actually see him in person and snap this photo of him.” the blond said as he leant over and flipped through some of the pages revealing a picture of the blond they had been looking for. 

He looked the same yet different, Itachi just couldn’t put his finger on it though. 

“So what’s our next move?” Deidara asked, leaning back on the ravens desk. 

“Finish the buyup and start recruiting.” Itachi smirked.


X~~x~~X~~x~~X

It was just over a month later before everything was set up and ready to go. Itachi now found himself walking through his second company's new office building, he had finally received a call from the HR team that morning that they were ready to begin the hiring faze and just needed his okay to proceed. With that he had flown straight over.  

“Welcome Mr. Uchiha.” his subordinates greeted as he entered the room.

Once seated several green folders all full of resumes and broken down into best suited departments were placed in front of him. After scanning through each file he quickly noticed that all of the folders contained well suited people, but they were all either Alpha or Beta, none were Omega.

“As you can see Mr. Uchiha, we have picked the best of the best to get this new company section off the ground.” said one of the male Alpha’s in the room. 

“Hmmm.” Itachi replied as he placed the last file down. None of them had contained Naruto’s resume and he was told that the blond had definitely applied. “They are all good candidates, but I think we could do better. Can I please have the rest of the resumes.” he said bordly as he held out his hand. 

“But Mr. Uchiha.” replied the Beta woman. “These are the best of the best, the rest just didn’t meet our necessary requirements.” 

“The folder please.” he said again, this time with a bit more force behind it. 

Slowly but surely a red folder was placed in his hand. After reading through it he noticed that there were indeed some great resumes in there, some better than the ones they had picked and all of them were Omega . He quickly picked out three of the best - one being Naruto’s - and placed them in front of him. 

“What ‘requirements’ did these three not meet?” he questioned looking at each HR member in turn. “Their skills are far beyond some of the ones that met your so called requirements.” he said with a hint of anger. 

“Well…” the Alpha HR reps began. Itachi could see him beginning to sweat as he looked at the two other reps in the room. 

“I’m waiting.” The raven replied impatiently, he could smell the fear rising in the room. 

“You see….” the Beta woman tried next as she bit her lip.

The last HR rep, an Omega male disguised as an Alpha that Itachi had personally placed finally answered in a bored voice. “What my colleagues don’t want to say is that it’s because they are all Omega and that they think it would be wrong to place Omega’s in such high positions, that’s the ‘requirement’ they mentioned .” 

Itachi growled at the admission. 

“That’s not what we said!” blurted out the Beta woman.

“We just simply didn’t want the possibility of distractions or interruptions to business!” cried the first Alpha. 

“Is that so.” Itachi calmed himself. 

“We were simply thinking of the company.” the Alpha continued. 

“I would have to agree with you on one thing, I am definitely thinking of the company.” Itachi smirked as he reached into his briefcase and pulled out two pieces of paper, handing one to the first Alpha and the second to the Beta woman. 

“What are these?” The Beta woman asked. 

“Your termination letters, ” Itachi smirked evilly. “Effective immediately.”

“But… But….” stuttered the woman. 

I will not tolerate second gender discrimination in my company, and effective immediately anyone else caught discriminating against others, especially Omega’s, will be terminated on the spot.” 

“Why doesn’t he get one?” blurted out the Alpha. 

“Because he isn’t opposed to Omega’s unlike you.” Itachi grinned.

“Of course he is!” growled the Alpha. “He’s an Alpha too!”

“I concur. He isn’t opposed to Omega’s in the workplace because he is an Omega.” Itachi laughed. “Deidara, if you would.” he said as he raised his hand.

The blond ‘Alpha’ produced some alcohol wipes and began to rub his arms and neck. Within seconds the room started to fill with the sweet scent of Omega. 

“What is an Omega doing on the HR team!” roared the Alpha. 

“Is there a problem with an Omega being on the HR team?” Itachi inquired darkly. 

“Of course there is!” he challenged. “He could have….”

“Well then,” Itachi interrupted, “I’m glad you showed your true colours now and I was able to terminate your employment before you messed up my company further, because under our new guidance, we at Sharingan Corp. will no longer tolerate intolerance of others. Deidara would you please show my new HR team in?” Itachi asked as he leant back in his chair. 

“With pleasure.” Deidara smiled as he stood and opened the door. 

In stepped another Omega, two Beta and two Alpha. Once in the room all of them bowed. “Thank you for having us Mr. Uchiha.” they all said in unison. “We will serve the company with integrity.”

“Please note that we have given all the candidates an equal chance and await your approval to begin the interviews.” Deidara grinned. 

“You may begin the interviews.” Itachi waved him off and with that the new team left the room. “As for you two,” he said, turning to the Beta woman and Alpha male still seated. “You are formally dismissed.”


X~~x~~X~~x~~X

Naruto couldn’t believe his luck. He had applied for the job with no thought that he would actually get it - considering his real secondary gender was now on record - and yet he did, he got it!

“Congratulations honey!” his mother squealed, hugging him tightly when he hung up the phone. “When do you start, what’s your position, are you going to be over working yourself again?”  

“Tomorrow.” Naruto said with disbelief. “And I find out after orientation.” he answered, ignoring the last question.  

“What about Menma?” his father questioned, rocking the small boy in his arms. 

“I guess I’ll have to find and enroll him into a child care centre as soon as possible.” Naruto sighed as he rubbed the back of his head. 

“Nonsense!” his mother cried. “I’ll take care of him.” she nodded sternly letting go of him and placing her hands on her hips. 

“Seriously mom, I don’t want to put you guys out any further than I already have.” he whined. 

“Yes, spending the day with my adorable little grandson is such a burden.” she mocked sarcastically as she rolled her eyes. 

“Fine.” Naruto sighed, admitting defeat. “But it’s just until I find a centre for him.” 

“If you say so.” she huffed as she walked out of the room. 

“You know, if your mother had her way, you two would never be allowed to leave.” his father laughed. 

“I know,” Naruto sighed, “That’s what scares me.” 

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Picking up his phone, Itachi hit number one on his speed dial and placed it to his ear, waited for the other to pick up. The moment the line engaged he began talking. “Is everything ready for Naruto’s arrival?” he asked as he put the finishing touches on an email before sending it. 

“Of course Tachi.” Deidara said cheerfully. “He’s got the perfect team working for him and a decked out office with a view.” 

“Good,” Itachi mused. “And what about the interview?” 

“About to start.” 

“Then you better get to it.” Itachi laughed. “I love you, and thank you again for finding him.” 

“I love you too! But don’t thank me yet, we still have to hook them up!” Deidara sang into the phone before hanging up. 

Itachi sighed, finding the blond Omega had been hard enough, getting him to work for him was easy - even if the blond didn’t know Itachi was his real boss - but getting him to see or even be with Sasuke…… that was going to need a miracle.


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“Mum, Mum!” Naruto called, “It’s about to start!” he yelled excitedly as his mother came running into the room, a large square cloth in hand.

“Oh, is that your new boss?” His mother swooned at the TV, handing him the cloth. 

“Muuum. I am soooo not even going there! But yes, that’s Deidara, my boss and he’s an Omega .” he whined while covering himself and beginning to feed Menma.

“Oh come on,” she nudged him, “You deserve to find a nice someone , my baby deserves to be happy.” she nodded affirmatively.

“I am happy.” Naruto smiled softly, peeking under the cloth at the baby in his arms silently nursing.


X~~x~~X~~x~~X

“Deidara!” 

The blond turned around in time to see a young lady running towards him with a huge grin on her face and a mic in her hand. Behind her was a cameraman holding a large shoulder mounted camera.

“While the cameras not rolling I just wanted to firstly say thank you so much for letting us interview you.” she grinned holding his hands tightly in hers,“Both of us have never done anything this huge before!” 

“Well, some of the area’s we’ll be visiting today are restricted to personnel that are Omega’s only, so it was only natural to request an Omega only team to conduct the interview, plus my boss wants to promote that Omega’s can do everything the other two subgenders can do, and sometimes better.” Deidara smiled, squeezing her hands when she looked like she wanted to cry. “What’s your name by the way?”

Taking her hands out of his, she wiped her shedding tears, “Hinata.” she choked. 

“Well Hinata, my boss and I want you and your cameraman to become our permanent interviewers. Every time we hold a press confluence, every time we hold an interview and every time we have something to say, we want you two to be the ones to tell everyone.” he smiled at her softly.

Choking up again she nodded. “Should…. Should we start?” she hiccupped. 

“This way,” Deidara bowed, “We can start at the entrance.” 

Deidara led them inside the building where they stood in front of the empty reception desk. Once everything was set the cameraman began the countdown.

“This is Hinata Hyuga, I’m standing here with Deidara from Sharingan Corp. Deidara, I’m told that you have a new business model that you wanted to share with us today.”

“Yes. Hinata.” Deidara said with a huge grin. “Here at Sharingan Corp. we want to be the first recognized company that is not only Omega friendly but also has Omega safe zones on site for its most vulnerable employees, plus a fully catered to childcare centre onsite, open to all parent employees.” 

“Wow, that is amazing to hear, I’m honestly blown away. Being an Omega myself I know first hand just how hard it can be for an Omega working class citizen just to hold down a job.” She smiled softly, “Would it be too much to ask for a tour?” Hinata beamed. 

“I was hoping you’d ask, if you’ll step this way.” Deidara bowed, sweeping his arm out. They walked over to an elevator and after stepping in Deidara continued. “Our company is like most others, each floor is divided up into departments, but unlike other companies we have special Omega only floors that give them the option to be alone, allowing them to have the freedom of working without the prejudice of gender discrimination. These floors can only be accessed by them.” 

Deidara showed this by presenting a card that he swiped over a small terminal, before placing his hand on a reader. 

“These measures have been taken to allow for maximum security and comfort for all our employees.” 

“What if an Alpha or Beta enters the lift with them?” Hinata asked as the lift began to move. 

“This lift is for Omega employees only and will have a full time guard posted at it, the other lifts are for all genders.” Deidara smiled. “We want to show Omega’s that they are welcome here and that we take their safety seriously.” 

The doors digged and opened. The first thing they were met with was a childcare centre off to the right and a fully stocked kitchen off to the left, then it led to an open office floor plan, lined with cubicles. 

“This is amazing.” Hinata said in awe as she looked around.

“We have three onsite childcare centres, two of them are located on the two Omega only floors and the other on the top floor of the building for all employee access. Here on the Omega only floors we promote and encourage a breastfeeding friendly zone as well as expression cubicles. We feel that working class Omega’s deserve to be near their young and want to promote healthy relationships with their children allowing a new parent the luxury of taking the time to go see their child when they feel the need.”  

“I am honestly lost for words, never in my life have I ever seen such devotion to all gendered employees.” Hinata said softly.

“Well you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Deidara grinned. “If you’ll follow me this way I will show you to our heat rooms.” he gestured. 

“You have heat rooms?” Hinata asked. 

“Yes, we feel that just because an Omega has a completely natural biological cycle that they shouldn’t be left to feel that they are an inconvenience to the workplace, so with that thought in mind we have made sudden heat rooms available for them.” He unlocked one of the pink doors at the back of the room and showed them inside.

Inside to the right was a small office suit allowing for the individual to continue working, a bed with plush pillows was to the back, on the wall to the left was a small hatch and monitor, and at the far back of the room was another door. 

“We have onsite a doctor and a sub-gender specialist, they can help with everything from basic illnesses to sudden Heats and Ruts. This hatch and monitor,” he walked over to it, opening the hatch revealing a tiny elevator, and turning on the monitor pressing the red cross icon, “Allows for the individual to communicate with our onside doctors and chef, this allows them to have food or medicine delivered in safety.”

Pausing Deidara moved back to the centre of the room, “Here at Sharingan Corp. we want Omega’s to not only feel safe but feel that they can continue to work even during the start of their heat, whether it’s sudden or planned. These rooms allow them to do so should they feel like it. If not, they also act as a safe waiting area for someone to pick them up.”   

“How does one in heat get out of the building without disrupting others around them?” Hinata asked.

Deidara pointed to the door at the back of the room, “These doors allow for the safe transport of an Omega in heat, we also have a ‘Heat and Rut response team’ these individuals are older in age and mated, and all of them are no longer affected by an Omega or Aplah’s biological cycles.”  

“This is all so amazing, it’s hard to believe that this is finally a thing.” Hinata gushed. 

Afterwards Deidara showed Hinata around more parts of the building explaining the changes they’ve made to also accommodate the other two genders including but not limited to; having a HR team made up of two of each sub-gender to accommodate full diversity in the workplace and communal areas to promote healthy company relationships for all. 

Once done, Hinata hailed Sharingan Corp. as the future for all workplaces and hoped that other companies would follow their lead in making a better workplace for all.

The moment the camera was off Hinata jumped on Deidara and locked him into a fierce hug, “Thank you again for having us.” she gushed. “You have no idea how much this interview will help us in the future.”

“It’s no problem.” he patted her on the back. “We Omega’s have to help each other if we want to change the world.” 

“Yes,” Hinata nodded, “Well I better be going.” she sighed, reaching into her pocket and pulling out a card. “Here’s my card.” 

“Thank you, and safe journeys home.”


X~~x~~X~~x~~X

“Wow.” was all Naruto’s mother could say. 

“Yeah,” Naruto replied, just as speechless. 

“Who knew you’d be working at such a leading edge company.” she said with awe.

Naruto looked down at the sleeping baby in his arms and smiled softly. “At least I don’t have to go far to look for a childcare centre. I think I’ll apply tomorrow for a spot.”

“But I wanted to spend more time with my babies baby!” whined his mother making grabby hands towards the sleeping form.

Handing his child over Naruto stood, “I think I’m gonna go and get everything ready for tomorrow.” he smiled widely, excited for the first time ever to go to work.

“Take your time, I’ll watch Menma.” she smiled as she cuddled the sleeping bundle. 

Naruto packed all the basic things he’d need for work, prepped his suit and made his lunch. With everything ready he put Menma in his cot and crawled into his own bed, eager to see what his new job brought.

Chapter Text

Naruto woke up long before his alarm was due to go off, he was just far too excited to sleep any longer!

He took his time in the bathroom making sure to thoroughly groom himself. He needed to make a good first impression after all. After eating a light breakfast, expressing for Menma and double checking he had everything he needed, he kissed his son and handed him over to his mother before waving goodbye and making his way to his car. 

The drive was full of anticipation and all too soon he was pulling into his very own carpark in the underground parking garage, complete with name plaque and all. Locking his car he made his way to the closest elevator and up to reception where he was told he would be directed further. 

After an orientation in the lobby where they were thanked for joining the company they were divided up into their departments to have a quick get to know each other session. From there the Omega’s that had chosen to go to the Omega only floors were escorted up while the rest - including Naruto - were directed to the other floors. 

When Naruto and his new team - a good mix of all second genders - arrived they were told to walk around the floor and get familiar with everything while also looking for their own workstation cubicle that had their name plaque on it at the same time.

After doing two laps of the whole floor the blond felt dejected. All the cubicles seemed to now have occupants and none of them had had his name on them.

“Is something wrong Mr. Uzumaki?” asked the same blue haired woman that had directed them to the floor. 

Using his free hand Naruto rubbed the back of his head anxiously, “I don’t seem to have a cubicle.” he said disheartenedly while still trying to smile. 

“That’s because you don’t have one.” she said simply. 

“Oh.” Naruto replied, feeling like his happy world had just been ripped from him.

“If you’ll follow me this way I’ll show you to your office .” she smiled as she began to walk towards the back of the floor. 

“Oh, sure.” he replied robotically as he began to follow her. “Wait! Office?” he almost yelled, gaining a few stares. 

“Yes, didn’t you get the email sent out this morning outlining your duties?” 

Pulling out his phone he quickly went through his inbox till he found an email from the company. After reading it he was almost in tears. 

“I… I….” he swallowed behind his hand, “I’m head of department?” he asked, his hand holding back his sobs. 

“Yes, and here is your office.” she answered politely, opening a door and letting him walk in.

The office was beautifully furnished in modern soft white furniture. To one side was several filing cabinets and a bookshelf ready to be arranged with personal effects, on the other side was a couch, some pot plants and another door. In the middle of the room was his desk, a beautiful black glass and white steel structure, and behind that an open glass wall with an amazing view of the park below. 

“The door over there leads to a private heat suit complete with bed, a stocked bar fridge and bathroom for your comfort.” she said making her way over to the door and opening it to show him. “There is a button on the inside that will deadbolt lock the room in the event that you’re caught by a sudden heat, this will prevent any unwanted attention.” 

Naruto peaked his head into the room and was reminded that this company really did care about it’s Omega employees. “This is amazing.” he whispered. The room was similar to the ones he had seen during the interview yesterday, the only difference was his heat room seemed more catered to him being able to stay there instead of leave. 

Directing him out she closed the door and went over to his desk. “You have been provided a work computer as well as a laptop for home use, a work phone and a PDA that is linked directly to me.” she said, showing him each item. 

“I don’t mean to be rude,” Naruto said quietly, barely able to maintain eye contact, “But why would it be connected to you?”

“Forgive me,” she smiled and bowed. “My name is Konan, as of today I am your Personal Assistant.” 

“P… P… Personal A… Assistant?” he stuttered, taking a step back. “But you’re an Alpha? Shouldn’t you have like, a higher positioned job somewhere else?” standing up straight he apologised. “I’m sorry if that came across rude.”

“Not at all.” she stood up and continued to smile at him, “My job is to help the head of this department, regardless of their sub-gender. I have also personally read your resume and looked over some of the projects you provided as examples and it would be modest of me saying that your work is the best I’ve ever seen. So with that in mind I look forward to working for you and I hope you find my work satisfactory as your assistant.” Konan bowed again.

“Th...Thank you. I look forward to working with you too.” Naruto bowed back. 

“As a side note Mr. Uzumaki, your sub-gender means nothing to your status both here and to me.” she winked and smiled warmly at him. 

Naruto felt tears prickling at his eyes again, this time though he let them fall 

“Oh my Kami! Please don’t cry, I’m sorry if I’ve offended you!” Konan rushed over with a tissue in hand. 

“No… no, you haven’t done anything wrong.” he choked covering his mouth, “No one other than my parents has ever said my sub-gender doesn’t matter.”


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The blond sat in his office reading over some project proposals when there was a soft knock at his door. “Enter.” he said without looking up.

The door opened and closed softly, followed by the sound of light steps that made their way across the floor till they stopped in front of his desk. Once he finished reading Deidara put the file down and looked up at the Alpha in front of him. “How was his first day?” he asked. 

“I have compiled a report for you and Mr. Uchiha,” she answered, placing the milina folder on his desk. “Key points to highlight are as follows, 

He became acquainted with his team - there is no issues with his position verses his sub-gender -, 

He settled into his office and suggested a get to know the team lunch - which was well received by his team, bonding followed and the team is working well together -,

After lunch he began working on some of the projects and allocating certain team members certain jobs - he seems attentive to people’s strengths and weaknesses and proceeded accordingly -,

And finally, he left on time.”

“Good.” Deidara answered, eyeing the folder. 

“On a personal note sir, I gave Mr. Uzumaki some of the projects that failed or barely passed at the main company.”

“And?” the blond asked with interest. 

“In a matter of minutes he re-drafted them into something that would have sold.” she stood there with a look of amazement, while passing another folder to the blond. “He was able to point out where and why each project failed. I can see why Mr. Uchiha desperately wanted him back, amongst other things .” 

Deidara looked over the old proposals that Naruto had redrafted and was amazed that the work was only done in mere minutes. Naruto truly was a genius. “Thank you  for your hard work Konan.” he said, placing the folder down. When she made no move to leave he raised an eyebrow at her, “Was there something else?”

Nodding she pulled out her phone and another piece of paper. “I know why Mr. Uzumaki left.” 

“Sasuke got too handsy, we know this.” Deidara shrugged.

Konan shook her head and passed him a piece of paper. “This is why.” 

The blond took the paper and read over it. It was an enrollment form for the childcare centre on the top floor. “What’s the meaning of this?” Deidara asked, slightly confused. 

“Mr. Uzumaki has a child.” she answered, showing him a picture of a small frame on Naruto’s desk, one that had the blond holding a small black haired baby. “I’ve done the maths, he’s Sasuke’s child.” 

Deidara swallowed hard, running a hand through his hair. “Well fuck.” he breathed out. 

“His name is Menma.” she smiled softly. 

“I want to meet him, Kami, Itachi’s going to want to meet him!” the blond sighed.

“Give Mr. Uzumaki time to meet and trust you, he’s been through a lot and doesn’t seem very trusting of new people asking about his personal life.” 

Biting his lip Deidara hesitated, “When can I meet him then?”

“Why don’t you try getting to know Mr. Uzumaki first?” Konan suggested. After receiving a nod she continued, “Take the time tomorrow to go around to each department, under the pretense of meeting everyone, leave Mr. Uzumaki till last, that way you can ask him out to dinner.” 

“Brilliant!” Deidara stood with a look of triumph.  

Chapter Text

It was late, but Itachi was still sitting in his office working when his screen went black with an incoming video call. Sighing, he accepted the call. “Yes mate?”

“I thought you’d be excited to hear from me?” his blond mate pouted. 

“Normally yes,” Itachi sighed, rubbing a hand over his face. “But Sasuke has been making an absolute mess of his work and his team has been putting in complaint after complaint about him.” 

“Oh dear….. That bad ha?” Deidara winced.

Breathing deeply the raven Alpha answered, “I’ve had to force him to take leave.” 

“Oh….” his mate responded. “Well, maybe my report will brighten your day.” he grinned. 

“I doubt it but go ahead.” Itachi sighed leaning back in his chair. 

“Naruto is settling in well and Konan even gave him some of the old projects to look over and after only a quick glance he redesigned them and explained to her why they originally flopped.” Deidara made crude hand gestures. “BUT!” he grinned, “I learnt something very interesting… Are you ready?” 

“I’m on the edge of my seat.” the raven said, dripping with sarcasm, even adding an eye roll to compliment his comment. 

“Well you should be. I know why our cute little Naru left.” he smirked. 

“We already know this Dei. My brother pushed him too far and he left.” Itachi sighed, rubbing his temples as he felt a headache coming on. 

“After reviewing my new information I feel that no matter how hard Sasuke pushed, he wouldn’t have left for fear of his second gender coming out. No. He had another reason.” Deidaras grin turned into a smirk that grew. 

Letting out a long sigh, Itachi looked up. “Okay, I’ll bite, what’s the real reason?”

“I’d like you to meet your nephew, Menma.” Deidara disappeared as a small picture frame was held up in front of the camera. In it was an fatigued looking Naruto, laying on a hospital bed, beaming past his exhaustion as he held a raven haired infant tightly to his chest, wrapped in a light blue swaddle.

At first Itachi’s brain didn’t know what to make of the information, but as the seconds ticked by it finally sunk in making his eyes go wide. “I’m an uncle?” he whispered. 

“Yep!” Deidara beamed. 

Itachi suddenly found it hard to breathe, he couldn’t believe this….. He was an uncle….. And Sasuke was a dad…. And, and…. Naruto had run away with an Uchiha baby.

“Love…” Deidara whispered softly, “Tachi, I know what you’re thinking, you’re letting your Alpha mind get the better of you.” he moved the picture away, placing it somewhere off screen. “You need to think logically about this….. If you try to take his child away from him, he will disappear again, and the next time it will likely be harder to find him.” 

“He’s of my blood, he belongs with me!” the raven Alpha growled clenching the desk so hard his knuckles turned white as his fangs and claws elongated while his eyes began to flicker between his normal black and enraged red. 

“Listen to me Itachi, you need to get a hold of yourself.” the blond whispered soothingly, “Let me get close to him first then we’ll go from there.” 

Itachi took several deep breaths before looking at his mate again, “You’re right…. I’m sorry.” he tried to calm himself further, even though his instincts were telling him to march right over there and take his nephew. 

“It’s okay, this is big news.” Deidara grinned sweely. “In the meantime, why don’t you put that energy to use and go shopping for our adorable little nephew? I know I will be!” he beamed, holding up his credit card. 

With a deep sigh, Itachi lent back in his chair, calming himself finally to the point he felt stable. “You’re right, you’re right. I’ll leave Naruto to you.” he covered his face, “Just please hurry. I don’t know how much longer I can keep Sasuke in check.” the wheels in his head began to turn at that moment. “I’ll call you tomorrow. I love you.”

“Love you too mate.” 

After blowing each other a kiss and ending the call, Itachi's mind went into overdrive. Naruto being pregnant would certainly explain the way Sasuke had been acting. His inner Alpha had known Naruto was pregnant and was trying to protect him, then he must have sensed the blond was about to leave and tried to stop him…… in all the wrong ways. 

He needed to confirm this theory though, and he knew just who to call to reinforce it. 

The raven was at home in his office when a soft melody rang through the house. Standing, he made his way to the front door. Once open he was met with a yawning male Alpha, his brown hair pulled back in a spiky pony. 

“This had better pay damn good Uchiha, do you have any idea what time it is?” he grumbled as he walked in without an invitation. 

“Oh it will, don’t you worry.” Itachi confirmed. 

After pouring them both a drink, the pair sat down. 

“So what’s the job this time?” the other Alpha slouched back into the couch, taking a satisfied sip of the fine alcohol offered. 

Itachi produced a thumb drive and a picture of Naruto. “On here is six months worth of cloned footage and the program to run it through.” He handed him the drive. “I need you to analyze everything about this person and get back to me with your findings, as soon as possible. There’ll be a bonus if you get it done by next month.” 

“You don’t ask for much do you?” laughed the other Alpha, downing his drink. “Do I get a name or even a reason they’ve pissed you off?” 

“No.” Itachi answered flatly. 

“Fine. I’ll see what I can do.” with that the brunette Alpha stood and made his way to the door. “I expect half the payment in my account by morning.”  

“Of course and as always, it’s a pleasure doing business with you Nara Shikaku.”

The other man grunted then left.


X~~x~~X~~x~~X

“Naruto, the Director's on his way.” said Konan as she walked into the blond’s office. 

“Mmmm….” he hummed as he looked up from his laptop. “Send him in when he arrives, I’m almost done here.” Naruto waved his hand. 

“Ofcourse.” she answered as she placed some forms down onto his desk. “Also, Menma’s enrollment has been confirmed, he’s welcome to start tomorrow.”

“Excellent!” Naruto beamed, before going back to his work.   

It wasn’t long before a knock at the door had him looking up and his breath catching. The TV hadn’t done the mans looks justice. He was still average height for an Omega, but his looks were striking and gave him the air of confidence and dominance almost like an Alpha, and honestly, it was a turn on. 

“Hey, you got a moment?” the blond asked, his voice making Naruto weak from hearing just that one sentence. 

“Ah, yeah… sure, come in.” Naruto stuttered, sitting up straight. He was instantly crushing on his boss and it was embarrassing as hell and his inner Omega was detested the notion of being with a fellow Omega, mind you he thought his inner Omega could go to hell. That little weasel had gotten him in plenty of trouble over the past year. 

“My name’s Deidara, I’ve been taking the time today to meet and greet everyone.” He smiled enthusiastically, his smooth voice wrapping around the other blond like silk. 

Before Naruto’s mind could catch up with his mouth, he had already blurted out something embarrassing to the max. “Do you have a mate?”

Deidara began to laugh, a rich sound that hummed in the blonds ears. “Yes.” he smiled after calming down, he unbuttoned the top two buttons of his shirt, showing a mating mark on the back of his neck. 

And that was that, in that split second his crush on the man was gone, the attraction was still there but the possible forming lust, poof, gone. “Oh, but you don't use their last name?” He questioned.

“No,” his boss shook his head. “Just the mentioning of my mate’s last name has people bowing down in the hopes of gaining some sort of tie with him through me, and I don’t want that. I want people to recognize me for my hard work and achievements, not my name and what’s connected to it.”

Naruto’s eyes began to sparkle. “I want that too.” What was a crush two seconds ago, was now idolization. Man he was on an emotional rollercoaster at the moment. Damn hormones….

“Hey, I was thinking, since it’s the end of the day, wanna grab some dinner together?” Deidara asked smoothly. Biting his lip, Naruto was about to decline. “I know this great ramen shop up the road, I’ll shout you a bowl or two if you’ll join me?”

This was a man after his own heart, scrap that, stomach. “Sure,” Naruto answered in an instant, “But I can’t stay long.”

“Oh, got a handsome mate waiting for you at home?” Deidara winked. 

Worrying his lip between his teeth, two parts of his mind began a battle. One side was telling him not to trust the other Omega, while the other was telling him he will find out anyway, the man’s his boss after all…. “No,” he shook his head, pulling out his phone and flicking through some photos till he found the one he was looking for and showing it to the other Omega, “I have a son waiting for me.” he whispered. 

Deidara began to gush as he took the phone squealing. “Oh, isn’t he a cutie!” he squealed again. “No mate though?” he asked, flicking through as many photos as he could quickly see before Naruto took the phone back.

“No” Naruto shook his head, putting the phone away. 

“Did the asshole pump you full, then up and leave you high and dry?”

Naruto shook his head, long pushed back memories coming to the surface. “No, he……” he started, biting his lip again, “It’s complicated and I’d rather not talk about it, sorry.” 

“All good, I’m here if you need someone to bitch to.” Deidara winked as he laughed, “Shall we then?” 

“Sure.” Naruto nodded, pushing away the pain of the past.

Naruto grabbed his suit jacket and briefcase before nodding at Konan, “Thank you for your hard work.”  

“Thank Mr. Uzumaki, safe journeys.” she bowed. 

“You’re going to love this place.” Deidara sang as they walked to the elevator. “It has the best Ramen I have ever had.” 

“Sound’s good.” Naruto grinned, easily flipping back to a better mood. “Can’t wait.” 

They took the elevator down to the ground floor, small talking about work the whole way. It wasn’t long before they were leaving the building and walking up the street, continuing till they came to a stop in front of a small ramen booth, where the pair took a seat.

“Order anything, it’s my shout remember.” Deidara laughed as he ordered.

“If you’re sure.” after receiving a nod he ordered as well.

“Wanna drink too?”

Shaking his head Naruto answered softly, “I can't, I'm…. Still breastfeeding.” he shied away.

“That’s amazing!” Deidara grinned, “I respect that, you’re a good mum, too bad about the Alpha.”

“He!...” Naruto started, sitting up and glaring at the other blond Omega, “He’s a good Alpha, I just didn’t want to burden him with a child when he’s at the top of his career.” he looked away, settling back in his seat and feeling ashamed. 

“Hey,” Deidara petted him on the back. “I’m sorry. I’m sure he’s a great guy and he probably misses you too.” he reassured. 

Both of them were handed a bowl of ramen that made Naruto sigh with contentment “Do you mind if we change the subject please?” Naruto asked, taking a slurp from his broth.

“Nah, it's kool.” Deidara smiled, jumping into eating his own bowl.

Some time passed and all too soon it was time for Naruto to leave.

“Are you sure you don’t want another bowl?” Deidara asked with a smirk as he saw Naruto eyeing off his finished bowl.

“Nah, I better go. Two’s my limit these days since my mother says I’ve been putting on weight that I can't blame on being pregnant anymore.” he laughed.

“Well if you’re sure.” Deidara laughed as they stood and made their way out after thanking the chef. On their way back to the parking garage Deidara asked out of the blue, “Hey, I’d love to catch up again both in and out of work if that's cool with you? This has been fun and I like that you’re not letting your second gender stop you from being who you want to be.”

“That… that would be nice.” Naruto smiled genuinely, stopping next to his car.

“Cool, I’ll see you at work tomorrow then.” Deidara waved before walking to his car a couple of bays down.

“Cya.” Naruto called back.

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It was late and Itachi was exhausted, so when the door to his office burst open his first reaction was to yell at the person disturbing him, till he saw the exact person he wanted, stroll in. “I want the other half of my payment in my account by tomorrow.” growled Shikaku. “That was a serious mission and a half to do… and troublesome! Without knowing what I was looking for I just wrote down everything I deemed important.” he said, throwing a milina folder onto his desk. 

Itachi picked up the folder and began to look through it. “Any key points to highlight?” he asked cryptically, waiting for the one piece of information he was looking for. 

“Yeah,” the Alpha rubbed the back of his head, “Your brother had an unhealthy obsession with the boy and Naruto ended up pregnant because of it.” Itachi looked up from the file with a raised eyebrow.

“Do you have any proof of this?” the raven Alpha mused. 

“Plenty,” he answered, grabbing the folder and flicking to a certain page. “Everything was normal up until 2 months before he left.” he flicked through several pages showing normal activities - arrive, work, help colleges, eat, more work, then leave. It seemed to be a running thing. 

“What changed?” Itachi asked. 

“At first I thought he was a Beta - I mean he acted like one and all, and no one seemed to react to him like they would a normal Omega - but 2 months before he left he went into heat at work and was attacked by your brother.” he flicked to a picture of Sasuke ravaging Naruto in the elevator, the blond obviously overcome with heat. “A month later when his next heat never arrived he realized something was wrong and started to plan his leaving.” 

“But what proof do you have he was pregnant?” Itachi pushed. 

“Two words, ‘Morning Sickness’.” Shikaku blanched, obviously remembering his own wife's experience with pregnancy. He lent forward and showed several pictures of the blond Omega running to the bathroom with his mouth covered and a look of distress on his face. “That and your brother’s sudden over protectiveness of the boy - like any true Alpha with a pregnant Omega mate -, going so far as to always be around him and even making sure others were working away from his little blond.”

“You’ve done well.” Itachi smirked, closing the folder. 

“I’m guessing by your reaction, you already knew all this and just wanted confirmation?” Shikaku smirked after receiving a curt nod. 

Anything further that would have been said died when the door to Itachi’s office burst open again, revealing a disheveled looking Sasuke, hair a mess and suit in disarray. “What the hell is the meaning of this.” he growled, slamming a folder down on the older raven’s desk. “You’re outsourcing all our design projects?”  

“Thank you Shikaku, we will finish this discussion later.” he waved the other Alpha off. 

With a bow Shikaku left, leaving Itachi to deal with the enraged Alpha. 

“We were starting to lose contracts left, right and centre.” Itachi waved his hand. “It was a necessary evil to keep the company running.” 

“But to outsource!” Sasuke roared, slamming his fists down on the desk. “This makes me look weak! Are you trying to make me look weak in front of the other Alpha’s in the company, is that what you’re doing?” 

“Of course not.” Itachi responded calmly. “I am simply trying to keep the company running.”

“By making me look like a fool!” Sasuke hissed, beginning to pace the room.

“Sasuke, I am simply trying to keep this company running,” the older raven repeated. “And to do that I need our designs to be eye-catching. Not once have I ever considered you weak nore am I trying to make you look weak.” he sighed. 

“I call bullshit! Why else would you start handing off my work to others, if not to humiliate me!” Sasuke screamed at the older raven, waving his hands around as he continued to pace. 

“Please Sasuke, you are becoming paranoid.” he sighed, rubbing his head. “I think you should take some more time away from work.” 

“You can't be serious?” Sasuke stopped in his pacing to glare at Itachi. “You made me take a week off last month!”

“And I think it would do you some good to take some more time.” Itachi continued to rub his temples.

“You can't do this to me!” Sasuke stomped his foot, making the older raven thing of when Sasuke was a child and throwing a tantrum, a smile threatened to break out on his face that he promptly hid.

“Don't make me call HR and forcibly make you take time off.” he said instead.

“Fine, but you haven't heard the last of this!” the younger Alpha growled before storming out, slamming the door behind him.

“I'd be more surprised if I did.” Itachi sighed.


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Slamming the door to his apartment Sasuke retched off his loosely hanging tie, throwing it somewhere in the lounge room as he went. He couldn’t believe his brother, the nerve of him! How dare he take away his work and worse, make him take time off…. again

As he entered his bedroom he went to the back of his closet, pulling out a small, tightly sealed bag. With eyes flashing and teeth aching in his mouth he desperately opened the corner of the bag, taking a deep breath and instantly calming down. 

The shirt in the bag belonged to Naruto. He wasn’t proud, but one time during work he had had the sudden need to roll around in the blond’s scent…. So he purposely spilt a small amount of water on the blond, ordering him to go change. During that time he stole the shirt and told the Omega he had thrown it out, when in fact he had immediately sealed it in a bag and hidden it.

The instant the scent hit his senses he was calm, head leveling out and mind becoming clear from the hazy he was perpetually stuck in. Sealing it again he sat on the edge of his bed and threw himself back, sprawling out, bag still tightly clutched in his hand. 

“Why did you leave me?” he asked the void of his apartment. 

After receiving no reply he hugged the bag to his chest before bringing it to his face and opening the corner again, inhaling deeply. As his senses were taken over by the scent again, his body became warm. Slowly his spare hand began to make its way down his chest to the growing bulge in his pants.  

A soft growl left his parted lips as he palmed himself through his pants. Bucking up into his own hand he quickly made to seal the bag again before ripping off his pants and wrapping his fist around his hardening length. He hissed as he made contact with his throbbing member, dragging his hand up and down as he bit back a moan. 

Rolling over onto all fours he began to fist his member hard and fast, hips thrusting to meet his hand as he imagined his blond Omega below him, writhing and moaning his name. He could feel his knot wanting to inflate but it wasn’t enough. Something was missing. 

Reaching out he grabbed the sealed bag containing the shirt and dragged it to him as he continued to absently thrust his hips into his hand. Opening the corner again he let that rich scent fill him, it being the thing he needed to push him over the edge and allow his knot to inflate. Sasuke quickly vice gripped his fist around his knot, moaning out Naruto’s name as his body clenched and his seed began to pump out in thick white ropes, leaving a large wet, sticky pool below him. 

Once his hips finally stopped thrusting into his fist he fell to his side, making the slowly cooling pool of semen run down towards him and begin to lap at the side of his body, making him feel gross. 

Grimacing he slowly pulled himself up, his knot still painfully inflated making his movements both stiff and jerky as it continued to pulsate and spirt his seed at random times. Making his way to the shower he let the tempered water rush over him, releasing the ache in his muscles and slowly helping his body cool from his release. 

With a sigh he let himself slide down the side of the shower wall, settling on the floor with the waters spray cascading down his down cast head. 

Everything was a mess. He felt lost and emotionally unstable. In moments of clarity - like now - he knew this, could think and see, but when the madness came back he couldn’t stop it. It was like a piece of him was missing and the insanity of it not being there was slowly taking hold, eroding his consciousness away everyday that ticked by. 

Taking a deep breath he closed his eyes and let out a soft sob, falling to his side. 

He didn’t know how much time had passed - be it minutes or hours, only Kami knew - but the water was cold, he was laying on the floor of the shower and his eyes were swollen, and that’s how his brother found him. 

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It had taken him months, months of being around the other blond Omega to finally get invited to meet the little bundle of joy. So here he was, a small gift in hand - one he had brought the day he found out about his nephew - and a grin on his face as he took the elevator down to Naruto’s office. 

Deidara greeted people as he walked, only stopping when he was finally out the front of the other blonds office. 

Before he even got the chance, the door opened revealing a smirking Konan. “Mr. Uzumaki, Deidara is here.” 

“Okay! I’m just finishing up now.” Naruto called back. 

After Konan stepped aside facing into the office - her face going carefully neutral as she did - Deidara stepped in. “We’re still on right?” he questioned nervously, placing the small gift on Naruto’s desk.

“Of course, just let me finish this one thiiiiiing…… and done.” the other Omega grinned, standing up and logging off his computer. “Shall we?” he smiled, before looking down at his desk. “Oh you shouldn’t have!” he gushed, spotting the gift.

“It’s nothing big, but I wanted to give you a little something, you know…..” Deidara trailed off. 

Beaming up at him, Naruto took the small gift and unwrapped it. Inside the box was a small fox plushie. Looking up at Deidara, tears sprang to the younger blond’s eyes. “Thank you.” he mumbled, taking the soft toy out, clutching it in his hands. With a warm grin and a determined look he walked towards the door, plushie still in hand. 

They made their way to the elevator and up to the top floor where Menma was enrolled. Walking in Deidara followed Naruto through to the nursery. 

Now for the record, Deidara has been a good boy, he should get a medal for having the patience of a freaking saint at this point! Not once did he sneak up to the childcare or even abuse his boss privileges to use the cameras surveillance system to spy on the little bundle. No, the only wrong doing he’s done is steal the frame from Naruto’s desk a couple of times to gaze at it, he always puts it back though, against his not so better judgment that says to steal it…...

He had respected the other blond Omega’s boundaries and waited - like a saint -, so when Iruka - Menma’s private carer appointed by Itachi - came out holding the tiny raven, he soooo didn’t almost pass out from excitement. 

“Deidara, this is Menma.” Naruto beamed, turning to face Deidara while holding the tiny bundle. 

Biting his lip, his hands began to twitch, “Can I….. Can I hold him?” he whispered after swallowing hard. 

“Of course.” Naruto smiled gently, passing the baby to him. 

Deidara couldn’t believe it! He was finally holding his nephew, and it was almost too much for him. Tears began to spring to his eyes as he gazed down at the most perfect little face he’d ever seen. 

“Mr. U…. Deidara, are you okay?” Iruka asked. 

“Yes,” he answered in an almost sob, “Kami yes.” 

“Dei, are you sure you’re okay?” Naruto asked, his voice laced with concern as he hovered in front of him. 

As quickly as any perfect Uchiha, Deidara composed himself. “Yes,” and came up with something that was at least partial truth, “My mate isn’t ready for kids, so being this close to such a perfect bundle of joy, it’s stirred my inner Omega.” 

Naruto began to smile softly again as he touched Deidara’s shoulder, “Would you like to carry him for a while?”

“Could I?” Deidara asked in awe, hugging the tiny bundle closer to his chest. 

“Of course.” he petted Deidara, “Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m hungry.” Naruto grinned.

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It was early evening, and Itachi had been lucky enough to leave the office early. So here he sat, alone in his study, a tantalizing glass of Shiraz in one hand and a book he’d been meaning to read for ages in the other. His peace barely lasted a single chapter before he heard his front door open and slam shut. 

Sighing he placed the book down and waited patiently for his brother to enter. 

The door to his study burst open revealing his brother more disheveled than he had ever seen him, his hair in a complete disarray, his suit shirt unevenly buttoned up and barely tucked into his pants, but worst of all was his eyes, they were Alpha red.

“You….” he panted heavily. 

“To what do I owe the pleasure?” Itachi asked calmly, taking a sip of his wine. 

“You’re trying to push me out of the company, aren’t you?!” Sasuke roared as he took a shaky step forward, his body twitching with barely contained rage.

“Now Sasuke,” Itachi started, sensing the danger emitting off his brother. “You know I would never do that.” 

“Bullshit.” Sasuke cursed, continuing his slow advancement into the room. “You were always fathers favourite,” he spat, “He never wanted me to inherit anything, let alone work for the company he built. I was always a disgrace to him no matter what I did, no matter how hard I worked!” 

“Sasuke, I think,” the older raven suddenly stopped, sniffing the air, slowly taking in the scent that was starting to permeate it. ‘Fuck’ he cursed under his breath eyeing his brother. “Why don’t you sit down Sasuke and we can talk this out.”

“I’m done talking.” the younger raven Alpha growled his clawed hands twitching.  

“Sasuke,” he whispered, talking slowly, “You’re not yourself at the moment. Why don’t you...”

“Shut up!” Sasuke roared as he stopped in front of Itachi. “You did this to me! You took everything away from me! You made him leave me!” 

Sasuke raised his clawed hand and brought it down, shredding the sleeve of Itachi’s dressing gown as he blocked the attack, pushing the other away. With a roar Sasuke launched himself at Itachi, narrowly missing as the older Alpha made a run for the door. Out in the hallway he made for his bedroom where he had Rut suppressant. He was barely able to shut and locked the door behind him before Sasuke was slamming himself hard up against it. 

Quickly he made his way over to his bedside table and grabbed out his Rut case. Opening it he pulled out one of the capped, fluid filled syringes, just as the door to the room cracked and splintered apart revealing his enraged brother.

Just as Sasuke took a step forward the front door opened and the singsong voice of his mate echoed throughout the house. “Itachi! You’ll never guess who I got to meet today? I just couldn’t wait! I had to fly right over and tell you!” 

“Deidara get out of here!” Itachi screamed as he watched Sasuke turn and disappear down the hall. “Fuck.” he yelled as he ran out of the room and towards the stairs. When Itachi got to the top he watched with unimaginable horror as his world slowed down so he could see it all in intricate detail. His brother had reached the bottom of the steps and was launching himself at Deidara, knocking them both into the next room. “Deidara!” he screamed, his heart stopping as he flew down the stairs. 

When he entered the lounge room he saw his brother on top of Deidara, snuggling into him, burrowing under his suit jacket. 

“What’s going on?” Deidara whispered, spotting Itachi carefully, almost silently entering the room. 

Hearing this, Sasuke sat up glaring and growling at Itachi, hovering over the Omega below in a protective but dominant stance. “Mine.” he growled.

“Sasuke,” Itachi said calmly as he edged closer, needle in hand hidden behind his back, “That is my Omega.” 

“Mine!” the younger raven hissed again, standing up to face the older raven.

As if sensing the rising tension in the room, Itachi watched as Deidara grabbed Sasuke’s wrist, drawing his attention back on him. “You’re a good Alpha aren’t you?” he asked his brother. 

Sasuke nodded absentmindedly as he leaned back in seeming to calm down almost instantly.

With Sasuke’s attention on Deidara, Itachi tried to approach him to give him the suppressant, but each time he did, Sasuke would start to growl and the closer he got to the younger raven Alpha the more defensive he became over Itachi’s mate. 

Feeling helpless Itachi watched on as his mate was wrapped up protectively by another Alpha, worse, one in Rut, making him feel both enraged with anger that another Alpha would touch his mate and abandonment that - although slim to non-existent - Deidara would choose another. 

Sighing, he showed Deidara the Rut suppressant needle in his hand and tried to signal that Sasuke was in Rut - since being mated to him meant the blond no longer reacted to other Alpha’s scent and wouldn’t have known. It was then that he saw realization dawn on his mate and he watched on in further horror as his blond began to undress.

“What are you doing?” he hissed, making Sasuke growl at him, only to be brought back to the Omega in front of him when Deidara threw his button up shirt over his head.

With Sasuke sufficiently distracted, Deidara walked over - bare chested - and took the needle from his hand, before walking back and administering it to Sasuke. Instantly Sasuke dropped to the floor. 

“Well that was interesting.” Deidara hummed as he looked down at the now unconscious raven. 

“What was?” Itachi asked, wrapping himself around his mate in an attempt to rub off his brother’s scent. 

“He could smell Naruto and another on me.” 

At the mention of the other blond Omega’s name Sasuke stirred. 

“Did you hug him today?” 

“I did one better.” Deidara grinned, turning in Itachi’s arms so they were face to face with each other. Standing up on his tippy toes he whispered right into the raven’s ear. “I got to meet and hold Menma.” 

Itachi drew away from his blond before delving down and taking in his bare skins scent. It took him a moment but sure enough, he could distinguish another scent on his Omega. Instantly his eyes blew out and his inner Alpha took over, a soft vibrating growl rumbling in his chest. It wasn’t one of aggression, no, it was more of approval. 

“Just a little bit more and I think even you can meet him.” Deidara whispered as he petted the Alpha’s head. 

“Mmmm….” Itachi hummed, snuggling into the new scent. 

The pair were so lost in their moment that the sudden sound of banging startled them. When they looked over at Sasuke they were horrified to see him foaming at the mouth, eyes rolled back and convulsing. 

Chapter Text

It was just after nine in the morning, all three of her boys had left over an hour ago and all the cleaning was already done, leaving Kushina alone in her kitchen, making herself a nice hot pot of tea, ready to relax for the day. Her long red hair was out, her fuzzy bunny slippers were on and the couch was calling her, but all that was interrupted by a knocking at the front door making her pause.

Quickly filling the pot with boiling water she left the tea to steep while she went to answer the door. Opening it she was met with the handsome blond Omega she had seen on the TV who was now boss of her son, and she had to say…. if he was an Alpha and maybe twenty years older, Minato would definitely have had some competition she hummed, eyeing him up and down like the cougar she was - for the record though, she loves her husband and would never dream of cheating on him, but a girl can look at eye candy when it’s presented to her…. right? 

Snapping out of her daze, she regained her senses. “Mr. Deidara, if you’re looking for Naruto, he left for work an hour ago.” 

“Just Deidara is fine and actually,” he flashed her a charming smile, “I was looking for you. May I come in?” he asked.

“Ah….. sure.” she answered, slightly confused as to what Naruto’s boss would want with her.

After making Deidara comfortable in the living room, Kushina went back to the kitchen to finish making the tea. Lucky for her, she normally made a couple of cups for herself - hence the whole pot -, so there should be more than enough for the pair of them to enjoy it comfortably.

Returning to the living room, she brought a tray containing the pot of tea, two cups and some cakes she made earlier.  

Pouring the blond a cup, then herself, she settled down into the couch and eyed him suspiciously. “If not for my son, then why are you here?” she asked.

“I’d like to take you out for the day, and get to know you.” he smiled.

“You’re my son’s boss , and I’m mated.” she deadpans him. “That's not a common thing done, so I ask, what’s your real reason for being here?”

Taking a sip of his tea, he placed it down on the small coffee table, leveling his gaze at her. “I hope I’m not intruding much by asking, but how much has Naruto told you about the Alpha that fathered Menma?”

She continued to eye him suspiciously but decided to humor him as she pushed some of her hair behind her ear. “He said it was an accident.” she sighed, placing her cup down and going for the cake, because this sort of topic required cake to get through. “He went into heat and found himself in bed with a random Alpha when he woke.” she shoveled some cake into her mouth and swallowed. “He’s barely spoken about the Alpha, but I know that he's very protective over people bad mouthing him and I figure they must have black hair, because no one in either mine or my mate’s family has ever had black hair, so it must be a dominant gene.” 

“You’re very smart.” he smiled. 

“Don’t patronize me.” she growled. “Now, I will ask again, why are you really here?”

“I want you, and Naruto to meet someone.” he sighed, following her lead and taking a piece of cake, shoving a large amount of it into his mouth. “An Alpha that I think would be a good match for him, for more reasons than one…..” he trailed off.

“So you want to set my son up hmm?” she muses, finishing off her cake and picking up her cup again, contemplating it. 

“In a way, yes.” Deidara nodded, now eating his cake at a slower rate. 

“And if I say no, this won’t harm his working for the company.” she said looking down at him and summoning up all the malice she knew her Omega body could, to look intimidating. 

“Of course not.” the blond Omega chuckled, looking at her with a warm smile as if unaffected. “This is simply a match for him, not for business relations or politics.”

Eyeing him she considered her options. On one hand she didn’t want to force her baby into doing anything he didn’t want to do - especially an unknown Alpha - but on the other hand, her baby deserves to find someone that would love him and make him happy…. ‘What’s the harm in at least meeting the guy?’ she thought. 

“Fine, I’ll meet him, but let's get one thing straight,” she crossed her arms and glared at the man, “If I don’t like him, he’s not coming anywhere near my baby and you’re paying for fuel and food for the day.” she humphed, tilting her head up to show she wouldn’t budge on her demands, and what could she say…. Free food was always a good bonus in her books.

“Done.” Deidara nodded with ease and stood, a devilish grin adoring his face. “Shall we leave then? We wouldn’t want to miss our flight.”  

“Flight?” Kushina choked, almost dropping the cups she was picking up.

“Oh, didn’t I mention? We need to catch a plane.”

“What? No, you never mentioned that!” she shouted. 

“Don’t worry, we're not leaving the country, so we’ll be back before dinner.” he winked, “Also, if you wouldn’t mind, can you please bring something Naruto and Menma have both worn recently?” he asked innocently. 

“Why?” she eyed him suspiciously again. 

“Everything is in the scent.” he answered with ease. 

The red headed Omega watched him for a moment, sizing him and his answer up before nodding. “Fine.” He was right, attraction came from scent. She could easily gage this Alpha’s intentions by how he reacted to her baby and grandson’s scent.

After quickly changing and retrieving the necessary items she was ready, handbag in one hand, ziplock bags of clothes in the other. When she stepped outside she was momentarily stupefied. Right in front of her house was a classic Mercedes limo in midnight blue, with a familiar red and white fan on it’s doors, she just couldn't place it.

“My mate loves the classics, but if you like this, wait till you see the jet.” Deidara laughed as he walked over and opened the door for her. 

Coming back down to earth, she quickly locked her front door and made her way over to the limo at an almost run, diving in through the open door and immediately taking in her surroundings.  

It was luxurious! All black leather seating, with red accents around the edges and varnished dark hardwood. There were two reclinable seats at the back - where she was -, three along one side with a bar opposite and two more recliners near the front. The lighting gave off a soft white glow that made it all the more surreal. And to top it all off there were several gifts taking up the seats in the middle, all with Menma’s name on them. 

“My mate and I kind of went overboard buying gifts for Menma.” Deidara laughed as he climbed in and shut the door. 

“I don’t mean to be ungrateful, but what is my son to you?” Kushina stared at Deidara with mixed feelings, as the limo pulled away from the curb.

Taking a deep sighing breath Deidara looked at the pile of gifts, then at Kushina before casting his eyes down at his hands in his lap. “My mate and I have always wanted children,” he began quietly, “But unfortunately I’m unable to bare them. So when I see Menma, who looks similar to my mate, it makes me want to spoil him, because even though he’s not mine he means everything to me.” after receiving a look from the redhead he seemed to quickly get what she was thinking because he quickly added, “Don't worry, I wouldn’t dream of taking Menma away…. I'm just living out my dream through your son.” He weakly smiled.

After hearing that Kushina felt bad for ever thinking ill of her fellow Omega even for a second. “I’m so sorry.” Kushina whispered as she placed a gentle hand over his. There was no worse feeling for an Omega than not being able to bare children. It was in their instincts, in their DNA, in their very make up that they needed to bare children, and that thought alone put her at unease. “Is there nothing that can be done?” 

The blond Omega shook his head, his hair falling like a golden curtain over his eyes. “We have tried everything and I’ve been to so many so-called specialists with no results that I’m at the point that I feel incompitant as his mate an…..” he choked for a second on his words, making him swallow hard. “And that he would be better off with a mate that can actually produce him an heir.”

Kushina didn’t need to see the tears to know they were silently falling. Standing up as best she could she all but pulled Deidara up and out of his chair, spinning him around so she could sit where he was, she then pulled him down into her lap and hugged him tightly, rubbing small circles into his back as she began to sing him a soft lullaby, one that she use to sing to Naruto and now sang to Menma when he was restless.

After a moment of hesitation Deidara snuggled into her warm embrace, as he silently cried out all the anguish he obviously had pent up. 

Time passed quickly for the two and all too soon they were pulling into the airport. Quickly pulling back Deidara rubbed at his face trying to hide all evidence of his tears. “Forgive me, this day was meant to be about you and a potential mate for your son.” clearing his throat he stood and shuffled over to the door that was being opened for them. “Shall we?” 

After stepping out of the limo Kushina was again stupefied. Rather than arriving at the airport, they had driven straight onto the tarmac and in front of her was a small private jet. Again in midnight blue with a red and white fan on it’s back fin. The more she saw that symbol the more she began to realize she had seen it somewhere before…. Somewhere recent.

“Seriously, are you like made of money or something?” Kushina questioned in awe as she looked up at the jet. 

Deidara - having composed himself again - chuckled. “Yes and no.” he said with a smile. “I’m getting there, but I swear my mate is.” 

Again coming back to herself, she swallowed hard before thinking about what she had been deciding on doing the whole ride there. “Do you mind if I make a quick call?” 

Deidara looked over at the pilot standing at the base of the steps going up into the plane. After receiving a nod he answered, “Sure.” 

Walking a bit away from everyone the redhead quickly pulled out her phone and pressed one of the numbers on her speed dial. After a few seconds she heard the other end pick up, followed by a gunt that sounded suspeciacly like a greeting. 

“Heeeey, remember how you owe me a good favour or few?” she asked sweetly. After receiving another grunt she continued. “Well I have this Omega friend that’s struggling to fall pregnant and he’s been to so many so-called ‘specialists’ that he’s about to give up. So I was wondering….. Would you be willing to take him on as a patient?” 

“Do you know how packed my schedule already is?” came a growl.

“And do you know how hard it was for me to convince the bank to give you that loan that got you that fancy practice you now own? And with the record you had it wasn't easy.” she countered smugly.

“Fine.” the other end said in defeat after a moment of silence. “Tell them to call me later and mention your name and I'll make room for them in my schedule somehow.” with that the line went dead. 

Grinning from ear to ear, Kushina began to walk back to the others, digging out a card from the bottom of her bag as she went. Once in front of Deidara she beamed and handed him the card. “Later today I want you to call this number and mention my name. Okay?” 

“Why?” the blond asked, taking the card. 

“I'd like you to make an appointment with my aunty, Dr. Tsunade Senju, leading specialist in Omega reproduction and cycles.” she smiled warmly. 

She watched as the light slowly filled Deidara’s eyes, now locked down on the card clutched in his hands like it was something precious or even his last lifeline. 

“How?” he whispered on the verge of tears again as one of his hands covered his mouth, while the other holding the card began to tremble. “Not even my mate’s money could buy us a spot in her clinic…. The waiting list is over ten years long.” 

“It’s not what you know, but who you know.” she continued to smile. “Plus, the old hag owes me a favour….. or ten.” she shrugged.

Deidara suddenly launched himself at her, clutching her tightly as he whispered ‘thank you’ over and over again. 

After a moment a cough was heard behind them, interrupting them from their moment, “I’m sorry to break this up, but I need to get us in the air before our window closes.”

With a nod Deidara let go of Kushina, the card still clutched in his hand as they ascended the steps into the jet.   

They spent the whole plane ride chatting and getting to know each other. All the way till the plane landed, then again on the way to their destination. It wasn’t till Deidara pulled into a private hospital that Kushina finally questioned where they were and why they were there. 

With hands gripping the steering wheel till his knuckles turned white and a deep sigh, Deidara answered. “I know this is going to be hard for you to believe, but the Alpha I want to introduce you to is actually Menma’s biological father.”

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As they walked into the hospital Deidara explained as best he could what they had pieced together and what they thought happened right up to Naruto’s disappearance. 

“Do you have any actual proof that this Alpha is Menma’s father?” she growled after quietly listening to his story, because that’s all it was….. A story. 

“Why don’t you meet him and decide for yourself if he’s related to Menma.” Deidara whispered as they stopped outside a hospital room several floors up. 

Hesitantly Kushina placed her hand on the handle, slowly turning it and opening the door. On the other side the privacy curtain was drawn, blocking anyone from seeing any further into the room. 

Tentatively she stepped in and around the curtain as the door clicked shut softly behind her. In the bed was a young raven haired male - almost a splitting image of Menma - hooked up to many machines - even without scenting him he screamed Alpha in an almost primal way. As she let her eyes drift over him she saw that the blanket covering him was connected to a pump that seemed to be pumping liquid nitrogen into it at a fast rate. 

“What’s wrong with him?” she asked as she walked closer. 

“Sasuke is currently in something similar to a drug induced coma or what could also be considered as being under heavy sedation, because he’s dying.” came an unfamiliar voice as the door that she never heard open, closed again. Turning, Kushina saw a pink haired woman clad in a doctor’s coat step around the curtain. “My name is Dr. Haruno Sakura, I may be a Beta, but I’m a leading expert in Alpha’s.” she bowed. 

Kushina bowed back as the doctor came forward and began to check over her patient. 

“What’s he dieing from?” the redhead asked as she tentatively walked forward and watched the Alpha raven stir, his teeth beginning to chatter and eyes started to creak open. 

Before they could open fully, Dr. Haruno - as quick as a flash - adjusted the fluids in his IV and he quickly went quiet again. “He’s got the worst case of ‘Bond Mate Fever’ - BMF for short - I’ve ever seen. But to my knowledge Sasuke is unmated, right?” she asked, looking over at Deidara. After receiving a curt nod from him she continued. “The symptomes he’s exhibiting are normally seen in Alpha’s that have been separated from their bonded mate for extended periods of time or after their mate has passed, but since Sasuke technically has no bonded mate it’s a very curious situation.”

“I’m sorry, but I don’t understand why I'm here and what this has to do with my son.” Kushina interjected, looking over at Deidara.

“Allow me to demonstrate.” the Beta Doctor said, gaining her attention again as she began to walk towards the door, “If you’ll follow me please.”  

Hesitantly Kushina followed, Deidara falling into step beside her. He took her hand and gave it a reassuring squeeze as they walked down a few halls and into an airlock room. “Thank you for coming.” he whispered. 

“This is our Alpha Rut coma ward.” she explained, “In here we keep all our Alpha patients that have gone into Rut.” she pressed a button and the small airlocked room locked and began to pressurize. “Just so you know, no one in this room can actually hurt you.” 

Kushina looked at her curiously before stepping into the room as the doors opened. The first thing she noticed was how quiet the room was. The only sounds were those of the machine's soft beeps and ventilators breathing for their patients. 

The further in she went the more sounds she began to hear. At first it was just a rustle of sheets here and there, then soft growls started to fill her ears. All around her the Alpha’s began to react to her Omega presence and with that she began to feel hot as their Rut pheromones started to weigh down on her - although her body no longer reacted to other Alpha’s, it didn’t mean she couldn’t feel the pressure of it when she was surrounded by so many of them in the middle of their cycle.

“These are normal reactions by Alpha’s to an Omega's presence, while in their cycle,” Dr. Haruno said as she checked over some of them before walking over to the one Alpha in the room that wasn’t reacting at all. “And this is the reaction of a ‘Soul Mated’ Alpha.”  

“But I thought Alpha’s reacted to all Omega’s regardless if they were mated or not.” Kushina said offhandedly as she gazed down at the elderly Alpha. 

“For the most part, this is true.” nodded the pink haired Doctor. “Unlike Omega’s that once mated will only react to their mate’s scent or other Omega’s in heat, Alpha’s will continue to react to an Omega even when mated, like the ones you see around you.” she gestured to the writhing unconscious forms around them. 

“But why isn't he reacting?” She pointed to the patient in front of her, noticing the same blanket on him that was on Sasuke.

“After many years of research into unexplained Rut and Heat induced deaths, the medical field has begun to understand that there are in fact two types of matings in the world. One is of a normal mating between the two sub genders.” Dr. Haruno gestured around her to some of the patients, before turning and smiling sadly down at the old man in front of her as she took his hand gently in hers. “And the other is of a ‘Soul Mated’ pair. Unlike normal mates this pair will die without the other.”

“He’s lost his mate?” Kushina choked. 

Dr. Haruno nodded. “To have a Soul Mate means you will never react to another, and to lose them means to lose yourself. His mate passed away a couple of months ago from a heart attack.” she said solemnly, “After her passing he fell into a coma from loneliness. All we can do now is make him comfortable as his Rut slowly takes him.” at his pained expression she lent over and adjusted his dose till his face went slack again.

“What do you mean?” the red head whispered as she took his other hand and stroked it. 

“Without his Soul Mate to quell his Rut the temperature caused by his cycle will continue to rise, till it causes multi organ failure and he dies.” she choked at the end.  

“How much longer does he have?”

In that moment Kushina’s heart clenched as alarms around them began to sing their high pitched wail and the heart monitor connected to the man below her flat lined. Her breath then caught in her lungs unable to let her draw in any air as she gazed down at the elderly Alpha, a soft smile on his laxed face. 

Then the doors to the room burst open, several nurses running in and pushing her out of the way as they went to work. 

Dr. Haruno gently touched her, breaking her from her trance as she guided her out of the room. “His time is up, he’s gone.” she whispered as they made their way back to Sasuke’s room. 

Once there Kushina gazed at the unconscious raven Alpha. ‘Was this his fate too?’ she questioned herself as her eyes began to sting from unshed tears. With a sniffle she turned to Deidara, “What do you want from me?” she whimpered, her hands coming up to cover her eyes. 

“It’s not what I want from you, but your son.” Deidara answered with melancholy.

“I don’t understand, what does any of this have to do with my son? They’re not mates!” She growled, baring her teeth at him as her arms fell to her sides and her hands clenched into fists.

Sighing, Dr. Haruno stepped between the two. “I’ll put it simply for you.” she turned to face the now raging Omega. “We believe your son and Sasuke have formed an incomplete Soul bond and it’s that bond that will kill both of them.” 

“What!? No, that can’t be right…. My son is fine .” Kushina growled again. 

“For now,” the Beta nodded, “As you know Alpha’s have a Rut once a year, while Omega’s have to endure a Heat that lasts three to five days every three months unless….” 

“I am an Omega!” Kushina cut her off with a growl, “I don’t need a biology lesson in my own sub gender.” 

Sighing deeply the pink haired Beta continued. “ Unless a pregnancy occurs. During and after this time the Omega will not have a Heat for up to a year after the child is born.”

“Again, I don’t need a biology lesson, just get to your point!” 

“Fine,” Dr. Haruno huffed. “Let me be blunt with you, when his next Heat finally comes - because I have been informed that he has had a child - and it will come, everything will change. With every Heat without his ‘mate’ he will get sicker and sicker, till his Heat consumes him, just like the Rut did to that Alpha, just like it's doing to him.” she pointed at the unconscious Alpha. 

“But…. he’s fine.” she whimpered, swallowing hard. 

“By my estimate you don’t have much time left before his Heat's start up again, and when it does, I give him six to nine months before it  consumes him. Sasuke doesn’t have that long. I give him two, three days max before he dies, and without him…. Your son will die.” 

“NO!” Kushina screamed, “You have no proof of this! My baby is fine, he’s…. He’s fine.” she trailed off in a whimper, choking on her own breath. “He… he reacted to me … so he can’t be Naruto’s Soul Mate….”

“Naruto is made of you and your mate,” Deidara said gently as he touched Kushina’s shoulders, “This means part of your scent is his scent. He was reacting to the part of you that made him .” 

Her breath caught in her throat again as she bowed her head, “I don’t want to believe this!” she shook her head, “I can't believe this…. My baby can’t die…. If he does, he’ll…. He'll leave Menma all alone…….”  she sobbed.

“Then help us so we can help you.” he whispered. 

“But you have no proof.” she sobbed again as the first of her tears made their way down her cheeks.

“Pass me the bags containing Naruto’s clothes.” 

Her breath stuttered as she picked up the bags containing the clothes and clutched them to her chest. 

“Allow me to show you something.” Dr. Haruno said as she pulled out a vial from her pocket. “Can you tell me what this smell is?” she opened the vial and passed it under their noses. 

Instantly both of them covered their noses with their hands and scrunched up their faces as a flush began to creep up their necks. “Heat.” they both hissed, straight away feeling the effect. 

“Right,” she nodded, “This is the Heat Pheromone that all Omega’s produce.” she said as she walked over to Sasuke and placed the vial directly under his nose. After a few calm, unaffected breaths from him she pulled the vial away, capped it and placed it back in her pocket. “As you can see, he doesn’t react to Omega Heat Pheromones at all.” she put her hand out for the bags in Kushina’s hands. 

Clutching them tighter to her chest, Kushina shook her head. “Nn.. No…” she murmured, the last shred of her denial refusing to let her believe. 

“Please?” Deidara begged as he gently touched her hands gripping the bags. 

Slowly she relinquished them, allowing Deidara to pass them over to the Doctor. Opening the first bag containing Menma’s clothes just a fraction, she placed it near the Alpha’s nose, allowing him to breathe in the scent. 

It took barely a moment before his hands and face started to twitch, reacting to the scent. 

Pulling the bag away and resealing it, Dr. Haruno looked back at the Omega pair. 

Kushina’s gaze was fixated on the raven as she watched him begin to quieten again with the absence of the smell. 

“Please remember that he’s currently heavily sedated.” 

Nodding the pair continued to gaze at the Alpha as he fell back into a completely peaceful state.  

With a deep sigh the pink haired Beta continued. “As you can see, Sasuke reacts to his offspring since they share scents, but when I introduce his mates….” she opened the bag again just a faction, but it was enough for the Alpha to smell at a distance, because before she could even bring it close to his face, his eyes shot open, revealing enraged Alpha red as his hand flew up and grabbed the Doctor’s wrist, retching her onto the bed so he could bring the bag and its contents closer to his face. 

As she tried to pull her wrist away, his grip on her tightened, claws growing and piercing into her flesh as a rumbling growl vibrated through his chest, “Mine!”. 

Kushina was petrified, unable to move even a single muscle as she watched the scene unfolding in front of her. She didn’t want to acknowledge it, didn’t want to admit it…. Because admitting it meant that this Alpha was tied to her baby and if she did, it meant Naruto was in as much danger of dying as this Alpha before her.   

With the red headed Omega frozen to the spot, it was up to the blond Omega to save the Doctor. Launching into action he quickly tore the bag open, throwing the garment onto Sasuke’s face. This distracted him enough to release the Beta woman and allow her to quickly up his dose to max. 

When the drug finally hit his blood stream the Alpha went limp, fingers still desperately gripping the shirt even in his unconscious state. 

“Is this enough proof for you?” Dr. Haruno panted as she began to quickly wrap her wrist with a bandage.

“No, no, no, no....” Kushina began to whimper as she shook her head, tears flowing freely down her face. “I don’t want my baby to die, I don’t want my baby to die!” she screamed. 

“Then help us save them.” came a new, commanding voice. 

Turning, Kushina saw an older version of the raven in the bed staring back at her. 

“How?” she whispered.

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HELLO!!!

This is just a quick update. 

During the week I had part of my hand crushed at work while working in the back of a truck. 
As such it's going to take me a little longer to write this chapter (A friend of mine is writing this message for me, and no they won't write my story for me, they've already drawn the line at this for me sadly.) 

I will try and write it as fast as I can and upload it the moment it's done, even if it's uploaded mid week. 

Thank you for your support. 

Chapter Text

Naruto was going insane! How could this have happened? Everything was set out. Everything was ready . So how was it that he had somehow misplaced his tie?

“Mother!” Naruto called from the doorway of his bedroom, “Have you seen my tie?” 

“It’s hanging on the hook behind your door.” she replied from somewhere else in the house. 

“Thanks!” Naruto called back, shutting his door and retrieving his tie. 

With his tie on and a final check of himself in the mirror, he deemed himself ready. Nodding he turned and picked up his sleeping son before making his way downstairs and into the dining room to check on the dinner preparations. 

While his son slumbered, happily curled up in one of his arms, he used his other free hand to fuss over the table’s presentation, ‘fixing’ the decorations, ‘repositioning’ the napkins and ‘realigning’ the cutlery.

“Everything will be fine.” came a soft voice, as a manicured hand covered his, stopping him from further tweaking anything more.  

Pulling his hand away from hers, he ran it through his hair nervously. “Everything has to be perfect, ya’ know?” he said as he took a deep breath. 

“And everything will be perfect, I promise.” his mother hushed with a sort of unease he had never seen in her, “It’s not like you’re meeting a king and queen or something.” she laughed, but it never reached her eyes. 

“Close enough to it.” Naruto mumbled, turning slightly away as he tried to understand why his mother of all people would be uneasy, she wasn’t the one that had to impress these people. Hell, when he thought about it, she was the strongest person he knew, other than his godmother, so why was she so nervous? 

As swift as any of her mood swings were, her confidence was all of a sudden back with a vengeance as she placed her hands on her hips, leaning her weight to one side, all the while giving him a sceptical look, “I don’t think having dinner with your boss and his mate is anything close to similar as having dinner with a king and queen.” she laughed, this time it reaching her eyes.

Naruto gently placed Menma down in his rocker - seriously, the kid could sleep through a hurricane - before turning and hissing at her quietly, “It’s my boss’s mate !” he waved his hands about to exacerbate his feelings, “He’s rumored to be some sort of super Alpha in the business world.” the blond then began to pace, “What if I don’t live up to his expectations….. And, and I get fired because of it!?” 

“I think you’re overreacting, to the max.” his mother laughed, that nervousness back again. Shaking her head she placed a hand on his shoulder, stopping him from pacing any further. “Seriously though, this is nothing but a friendly ‘get-to-know-you’ dinner, okay?” 

Taking a deep sighing breath the blond nodded, “Okay, you’re right, I can do this.” With that being said, his heart rate skyrocketed the moment the doorbell rang. “I…. I…. I got it.” he stuttered, rushing towards the door. He could feel his pits begin to sweat and swear he can already smell himself as his hands reached the doorknob. 

Opening the door he was greeted by Deidara’s ever blinding smile. “Hey! I hope you like chocolate cake.” he greeted warmly as he held up a pink box with a bright blue ribbon tied around it and a fancy pastry shop logo printed on its top. 

“Ah yeah.” Naruto grinned nervously, looking around and behind the other blond Omega. 

Without even having to ask, Deidara answered his open hanging question. “He’s just taking a call in the car.” 

“Ah, cool. Uh…. Did you want to come in while we wait for him?” he asked, taking the cake box from Deidara.

“Sure, he’ll follow when he’s done.” the other Omega nodded enthusiastically, following Naruto into the kitchen where the cake was placed in the fridge. 

Once they were settled in the entertainment room - Menma cradled in Deidara’s arms as the Omega cooed at him silently - conviction came easily to them. Everything from business to personal life became a topic to pass the time, till the front door opened once more and a fearful hush - almost palatable in how heavy it was - settled in the room. It was almost like everyone was waiting for something and Naruto was the only one who didn’t know what it was.  

“Naru,” Deidara said with a hint of worry, gaining the other blond Omega’s attention. “I know this is going to be a shock to you, but I need you to hear us out first, okay?” he rambled as fast and calmly as he could, as the footsteps drew nearer and nearer to them.

“O-kay….” Naruto hesitated, looking over towards the door as it opened. In an instant his breath was caught in his lungs and fear pulsed through his veins. For a second he thought he was looking at the Alpha he ran from, but the longer he stared the more he could see the slight differences in the two, but they had to be related, somehow, it was too much of a coincidence otherwise. 

Without even realizing it Naruto was standing, his inner Omega already mapping out the fastest route to Menma, then the exit. It was then that he realized Menma was no longer in Deidara’s arms….. He was actually nowhere in sight. With a soft whimper his head whipped every which way around the room till his eyes landed on his sleeping son’s form, cradled protectively in his fathers arms.

With a relieved sigh he put his arms out for his son, only to have Minato shake his head and turn away slightly, “Hear them out first.” he said softly, obviously trying to keep Naruto as calm as possible, but failing. 

With that being said, he suddenly realized why his mother was so nervous earlier, why his father suddenly had Menma and wouldn’t hand him over, and why he could taste the fear in the room when they all heard this man coming….. 

They all knew . Knew something he didn’t, knew this man and somehow knew about his Alpha, Menma’s father.

“My name is Itachi,” came a smooth voice, cutting off Naruto’s thoughts of escape and the betrayal he felt from everyone in the room. That voice full of authority made him turn his attention back on the raven that was no longer by the door, rather standing with his arm wrapped around Deidara’s waist. “I think you know my brother.” 

“I have no idea what you’re talking about.” Naruto whispered, turning his head away and crossing his arms as he gazed at his son’s sleeping form. 

“Please, I know you know my brother, as much as I know that child belongs to him.” Itachi said in a matter-of-fact tone. “And that’s what I’m here to talk to you about.”

Naruto’s eyes snapped to the raven Alpha, an overwhelming fear took over him making his inner Omega take control, bleeding his pupils violet. “Are you threatening to take my son?” he growled as the instinct to protect ripped through at him like a lightning strike. 

“Naruto… We wouldn....” Deidara began but was cut off.

“And you… was everything, nothing more than a lie?” he spat out. 

“N...no.” Deidara shook his head, putting his hands up to show he meant no harm. “ Everything we did…. was for you.” 

Before Naruto could say anything back, Itachi continued, “After you left I realized how much of a divide there was in the workplace between Omega’s and the other two sub-genres. I’m just sorry it took you leaving, for me to understand that.”

“You expect me to believe that you built an ‘Omega safe’ company out of the goodness of your own heart, because you felt sorry for Omega’s?” he hissed. 

“No.” Itachi replied, stone faced while Naruto scoffed. “ Deidara, a fellow Omega, built that company without my name being in the limelight to overshadow him, both as a gift for you so you could work and feel safe, but also as proof that times are changing and the world needs to keep up. That Omega’s are rising and everyone needs to accept that.”

“That’s a lovely speech and I’m sure the media loved it, but if you’ll excuse me, I have somewhere else to be.” Naruto hissed again, walking over to his father to take his son and leave.

“Naruto,” Minato warned, turning so Menma was just out of reach again. 

“What?!” Naruto bared his teeth at the older blond Alpha, his inner protective Omega still fully in control. “He has done nothing but lie to me,” he pointed at Deidara, “And you expect me to stand here and listen to them ?” 

“No.” Minato shook his head calmly. “I expect you to sit down and listen to them.” he growled back. 

Naruto stood there, his mouth agape. This couldn’t be happening. This wasn’t real. It couldn’t be. It had to be nothing more than a bad dream, a nightmare, something that he would wake up from at any moment, because his life was finally perfect, finally running how he wanted it, without fear, without persecution of his sub-gender…. He was finally at the point in his life that he was actually happy, and now…. It was about to be ripped away from him, because of a stupid accident that happened during one of his stupid heats. 

With despair filling him he felt his eyes slowly bleeding back to normal.

“We’re getting off topic,” Itachi said, breaking the silence that was eating its way through the room. “Naruto, the consequences of you’re leaving is what I’m here to talk to you about.” he said as he took a deep breath. 

“Naru, sweetheart, please sit down.” Kushina said softly as she guided him to the couch, sitting down right next to him so he was cornered between the armrest and her. “Just hear them out, hear their side of the story.”

“You knew…” he whispered, a fresh dose of betrayal pumping through his veins as he sank back into the couch. The people he thought he could always trust, thought he could always depend on, were all lying to him, scheming behind his back. As he looked up and over to the other pair, he could see the worry etched in both their faces, but he couldn’t bring himself to care as a coldness made itself at home in his heart. 

After the other two took a seat too, Itachi began. “I think it started before you left but after you mated.” at Naruto’s soft growl, Itachi put his hand up to stop the blond from saying anything that would otherwise interrupt him, “I don’t know if you realized it at the time - and probably still don’t - but you’ve formed an incomplete ‘Soul Bond’ with Sasuke.”  

“Do you see this?” Naruto defended, turning on the spot so he could show the nape of his neck, “No bite mark, means no bond.” 

“Your bond is different from a normal bond,” Deidara explained with a wistful smile, “It’s a special bond formed in the soul, not a physical mark. It’s one that goes above and beyond that of a traditional bite bond. It’s something that most can only dream of.” he said with stars in his eyes. “I have a ‘Soul Bond’ with Itachi and I’ll tell you, it’s amazing and I want you to not only know that, but feel it too. So we want the pair of you to complete this bond and become a truly happy family.” he smiled warmly. 

Doing the only thing he knew how to do when he felt cornered, Naruto lashed out. “Great, so what….. I made a baby with Sasuke and now you’re spewing some bullshit to make me either mate with him or you’ll take my son away, is that it?”

“No! We would never do something like that!” the other blond shouted, “We just want what’s best for the both of you.” he tried, his smile starting to slip.

“Well I’m sorry, but I’m happy with how my life is at the moment. So thanks, but no thanks.” Naruto hissed.

“Don’t you feel it?” Deidara whined.

“Feel what?” Naruto huffed.

“The loss of your partner? His absence in your life. You have to be feeling like a piece of you is missing?” he whispered, almost begged.

“Sorry, but I feel fine. I have Menma and that’s all I need.” he answered stubbornly even as his mother squeezed his knee.

“What you need is to complete this bond you have with him!” Deidara shouted.

“If I do that, my life ends!” Naruto shouted back, tears burning his eyes. “Don’t you get it? I’m an Omega ! Unlike Alpha’s the moment I bond with someone, my life is over . I don’t get a second chance, I don’t get to try again. That’s it, game over! I’m stuck with him for life while he can go out and have as many partners as he wants, while I will be stuck with just him for the rest of my life.”

“That won’t happen!” Deidara was now standing, glaring down at the other blond as he shouted, “What you have with Sasuke is a ‘Soul Bond’! It’s a bond for life that no other can interfere in. He will never be able to take any other mate once you complete it!”

“What you’re asking is for me to throw my life away, for someone else!” Naruto whimpered. 

“Naruto please….” Kushina whimpered.

“For Kami sake, this is going nowhere,” Itachi growled, “Naruto, Sasuke is dying and soon you will be too unless you complete the bond with him right now!” 

“What?” Naruto all but turned and snarled at the Alpha. “Are you blackmailing me now with death if I don’t fuck him?” he didn’t know why, but his inner Omega didn’t like this Alpha very much, didn’t feel right, made him want to lash out.

“Fuck you’re stobourn! No!” Itachi said as he stood, taking a step towards the blond as Deidara sat back down defeated. “I’m warning you.” he took another step, his calmness like that stillness before a storm, “Warning you that when your heat finally comes back again,” another step towards the blond was taken and the storm around the raven threatening to break, “That with each time it comes and goes, it will get worse.” he was now looming over Naruto, his inner Alpha bleeding his eyes red as the storm finally broke. “Till it kills you.” he growled. 

“Itachi!” both Deidara and Kushina hissed at the same time. 

“He needs to know.” Itachi hissed back without breaking eye contact with the blond Omega cowering in front of him. “He needs to know that he will die without my brother, because the bond he started is incomplete.”

“I’m willing to take that chance.” Naruto said strongly, or at least he hoped it sounded stronger than he felt, but by the look in Itachi’s eyes, it didn’t.

“But I’m not. Unlike you who possibly has months left, my brother doesn’t have much time left. He has a day at most.” 

“Then find someone else to be his mate, because I’m not his ‘Soul Mate’ or whatever you called it! I can’t save him and you’re asking too much of me to do it. You’re asking me to throw my life away from him .”

“There is no one else, and I’ll prove it. Prove that I’m not making you throw your life away, but start a better one.” 

Without warning Itachi pulled a tightly packed medium side ziplock bag out of his suit jacket, opening it he emptied the contents onto the unsuspecting bond. The clothing item unraveled and splayed open, wrapping itself around Naruto’s face as it fell. The blond began to flail, trying to rid himself of the item, but as he did his breath quickly became a pant as the scent coming off the item filled his senses, all the way to his very core. 

Instantly heat wrapped itself around Naruto and his body began to flush and tremble as slick gushed between his legs. His thighs began to rub together in a futile hope of gaining some sort of friction, while an incredible desiring need took over him. He wanted to be horrified at his actions - in front of his parents no less -, but the scent filling him to his very inner being made him instead nuzzle into the cloth.

That scent made him feel whole in a way that he never knew he was empty. 

Filled a part of him that he didn’t know was gone. 

Made him realize that something really was missing this whole time.

“Do you believe me now?” he heard someone whisper, but he couldn’t distinguish who…. It sounded so far away at that moment. All he could do in response was whimper as he silently began to beg for the Alpha his inner Omega had been screaming for this whole time without him knowing.