It was a cold and dark night in Konoha. The sound of the midnight rain had soothed everyone in the village to sleep. Everyone except the two young ninjas in a small apartment. The rain wasn't unusual for Rock Lee. But for Gaara, a desert ninja, it was something different.
"It's O.K." Lee said as he pulled the trembling Kazekage closer to him," It's just the sound of the rain."
Lee had been up all night trying to calm his lover. But every time Gaara did fall asleep, it was only for a few minutes. The rain wasn't the only thing making his restless. He knew it was now safe to sleep. But the fear of the demon within him still kept him anxious.
'Will this seal really work? Will it hold off Shukaku's blood thirst on the full moon?' Gaara's mind raced.
"Shhh. It's alright. I'm here, there's nothing to be afraid of," hushed Lee.
He ran his fingers through Gaara's red hair and