- Sasuke, Naruto, and firecrackers
"Come ONNNN! We're gonna be LAAAATE!" Naruto wailed, dragging him by the wrist.
"I'm surprised you're getting this worked up over something that's not ramen, dobe."
Naruto rolled his eyes. "They're firecrackers, asshole, they don't do them every day. They only do them on special occasions, and this one's a party I'm allowed to go to even. Or at least not going to be kicked at and spat on for trying to watch. --Come ONNNNN..."
Probably the only thing keeping Naruto from trying to throw him over his shoulder in order to run up a tree with him was the knowledge that if they got to sparring, they'd miss the whole event. Sasuke let his feet drag a little as Naruto pulled him along, walking up the trunk of one of the highest trees in the forest, but he didn't let himself drop away from the trunk or stick his soles under a branch and hang on. Puffing a little with exertion and excitement both, Naruto plonked down on one of the top branches and tied a couple others back with a piece of ninwire and pointed east. "Okay, shut up!"
"...It's not like the firecrackers are going to hear us, dobe."
The fireworks began slowly, one or two at a time, chrysanthemum-bursts of gold and green and crimson fire in the sky; Naruto made little noises of delight and surprise every time one of them burst, or the colors faded through two or three others before they went out.
Really, Sasuke didn't understand why people got so excited over fireworks anyway. They only happened a few times a year. Naruto, though, was there exploding all over people's lives like a bright sparkling starburst every single day, and they ignored him and spat on him... and they gasped in awe at the fireworks.
Fireworks were definitely overrated. Sasuke turned his back on them, and decided to watch the much brighter expressions that danced across Naruto's face in the moonlight.