Betas: belledragon and newmwriter
Word Count: 37,241
Disclaimer: Naruto, and the characters depicted herein, are the property of Kishimoto-sama. I do not own them and I make no profit off of them.
Summary: The Kazekage of Suna receives unexpected guests on a mission that takes them through his village. While visiting, Lee manages to incite Gaara’s curiosity, who in turn manages to unknowingly win the heart of the Blue Beast of Konoha. But Lee’s not prepared to deal with these new found feelings and Gaara, who is just as socially inept as ever, is even more confused by them.
A/N: I just discovered this comm, so I thought I would share. This fic is the product of my attempt to write a SasuNaru fic, and my GaaLee fangirl taking over. I had to stop that fic and move on to this one so I could exercise her before she Desert Coffined the hell out of the NaruSasu-ness of the other. This is my first GaaLee fic and my first completed fic in the Naruto verse. I’m incredibly excited about it, and I hope that everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I love writing Lee, almost as much as I love cosplaying him, and Gaara makes me squee. I’d like to thank belledragon for beta’ing, and newmwriter, my good friend, for offering to as well since she had nothing else to do at the time.
As the Wind Blows Through the Leaves
To this community: I kid you not I spent a week and a half editing, on top of having two people beta for me, and despite the lovely reviews I have received, I am still not sure how satisfied with this fic I am. I would love to get some really thorough reviews on it. If you do not like Naruto or don't ship GaaLee, then this won't be your cuppa, but if you do like any of the above, then that is wonderful and I would greatly appreciate any and all comments/critique/advice on this fic!