|A Change of Her Heart
Author: The Overly-attached Fangirl PM
HIATUS About 3 years after Sasuke's betrayal, Sasuke finally returned. He was welcomed by team Kakashi with open arms except Sakura,the girl Sasuke loved so much. Sakura has changed, really... SasusakuRated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Romance - Sasuke U. & Sakura H. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,411 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 05-07-07 - Published: 07-29-06 - id: 3073156
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A/N: Hi, there! It's me once again to write this fanfic! This is the fic I'm talking about… and this fanfic is the long-awaited sequel to "Deep in His Cold Heart" (If you didn't read it yet, please read or else you will not understand this story…) Yeah, this is it… for almost 2 years I haven't think of what is going to be the sequel… and the sequel is different… not only it's rated M (for lemon and lime) and it's a lot sweeter… and I guarantee this is a lot better than the first part! I promise this is not "childish"… and Sasuke will be less OOC (To stop the whiners from whining). Hehehe…
Anyway, there are some SPOILERS here, especially for those who just watched season one or haven't reached Sasuke and Naruto's fight in the hospital roof…
Summary: Sasuke left Konoha, so Sakura grew very depressed and decided not o like him anymore, knowing that he's now a traitor. After almost three years, they finally met again, Naruto and Sasuke became friends again but Sasuke discovered that Sakura have changed… Yes, she still remembered him, but now, she doesn't love him anymore but Sasuke still loved her. Will Sakura still love Sasuke for he shall do anything for her? What would Sasuke do?
DISCLAIMER: I do mot own NARUTO but if I did, the story must have been romantic!
It has been months since that memorable day for Sasuke… and now, everything seems to change so fast… As Sasuke sat on the tree after he was lectured by Kakashi about the Chidori and what he just did a while ago… when he fought Naruto.
Four sound ninjas surrounded him as they end their temptation to Sasuke.
"Don't forget your purpose!" They all shouted together as they jumped away from him, making leaves fall around him.
Sasuke grabbed one leaf and his hand clenched to fists as he remembers his mission to kill his brother to avenge his clan. He was really angry, and he decided to come with them, as they have said…
"Come with us, Orochimaru-sama will give you power." The girl with red hair, Tayuya said
"Don't forget your purpose…" The bluish-gray haired boy named Sakon said
"Do you want to stay in this shitty village and lick each others' wounds?" Tayuya said once again.
"This village is nothing but a shackle. You must break those worthless bonds…" Sakon said again. Sakon and Tayuya's disrespectful words are really tempting for a power-hungry guy like Sasuke…
END OF FLASHBACK
His angry face turned into a sad one as he remembered that time, when Sakura, the girl he loved, cried to stop their fight but he never listened.
Yes, he didn't listen… he just ignored her, but he knew she cried, tears flowed down from her beautiful emerald eyes as Kakashi came and stopped the fight.
He was too angry, too jealous at Naruto. Naruto grew very strong as he saw on the water tank behind, with a huge hole on it.
He looked above him and saw the evening, dark sky. The full moon is out and stars are scattered. He stands up and walked away from the place.
Yes, he wanted to leave Konoha, even though he'll miss his friends, especially Sakura. He loved her, but he had no choice to be strong. He has to go… to Orochimaru, no matter what happens to him. But he doesn't know that he is Orochimaru's dream container, that one day, Orochimaru will kill him and take his body…
He was really tempted by the sound four… as he arrived at his apartment, he grabbed his bag and prepared his things. Then he looked towards his team's picture. He was frowning on the left side, while Sakura smiling childishly on the middle, Kakashi holding Naruto and Sasuke's heads and Naruto glaring angrily on Sasuke at the right side. It was not a good picture; really… it's an embarrassing picture.
He looked sadly as he dropped the picture frame and lifted it down. He walked towards the door and suddenly remembers that memorable afternoon, his first and last date with Sakura…
FLASHBACK (From "Deep in His Cold Heart" Chapter 10)
It was already 4:55 PM. The sky is colored orange with a mix of pink, purple and other colors, showing that sunset is nearby.
Sakura was walking around the forest as she searches for her date, Sasuke.
Meanwhile, nearby a big, beautiful cherry blossom tree, Sasuke saw her from a distance and smiled happily. "So Sakura was already nearby… I just hope she'll be happy of what would I give her." He looked at the small box from his pocket and his face turned light red.
Sakura continued looking around the place and suddenly saw a raven-haired boy from a distance "Is that Sasuke-kun?" She asked herself as she walked towards the boy.
Sasuke smiled as he saw Sakura walking towards. "Sakura is not late. I see her nearby." He whispered to himself.
The two walked towards each other as their eyes met.
"Sakura…" Sasuke called her name.
"Sasuke-kun!" Sakura called his name.
They already met each other in the exact time and place, 5:00 PM at the forest.
"You're just in time!" Sasuke said happily.
Sakura smiled and her face turned red. "Of Course… I want to be on time! You really waited for me!" She said happily.
Sasuke handed her a bouquet of flowers, which he was holding a few minutes ago. "This is for you, Sakura." He said with joy.
Sakura was surprised. She really want him to do that last year and he did it NOW! Sakura smelled it gently. It has a very good aroma.
"Oh, Sasuke-kun… you're so sweet! Thank you!" Sakura said with happiness. Then she gave Sasuke an embrace of gratefulness, as she wraps her arms around his body.
Sasuke smiled and wraps his arms around her to hug her back. "Okay, I'll tell you the second reason why I asked you for a date." He said.
Sakura just smiled and showed him eagerness to know.
"It's because I want to give you some things. This is not really a date, but I just want us to be together alone in one place." Sasuke said.
The two stopped their embrace. "So, what are those things?" Sakura asked with curiosity. Sakura is always curious, for her childish personality. After all, She's just 12 years old…
Sasuke gave her a very small box. Sakura looked at it happily. "Open it." Sasuke told her.
Sakura opened the box childishly and saw a very beautiful necklace with her birthstone, Aquamarine on it. (A/N: Sakura was born in March) "WOW! This is so beautiful! It even had my birthstone on it!" Sakura said with joy.
Sasuke looked at Sakura's smiling, happy face. 'I'm really glad that she's happy of what I gave her.' Sasuke thought.
Sakura's tears started to flow down from happiness. "How about the third reason, what is it?" Sakura asked excitedly.
Sasuke looked at her face. "The last reason is that… I want to show you how I love you." Sasuke tilted Sakura's head nearer to his and gave her a kiss. Sakura kissed him back. The two really loved each other.
A few minutes later, Sasuke finally ended his very short "date" with Sakura. It's already 6:00 PM.
"Sakura, it's getting late. I'll walk you home." Sasuke said.
Sakura smiled. "Okay, I'm very happy! Thank you so much!"
The two walked back Sakura's house together, holding hands happily. That has been a very memorable day for both of them…
END OF FLASHBACK
... but now, everything seems to change as Sasuke opens the door and walked towards the Apartment's exit. 'I'm sorry… Sakura…' He thought sadly.
He was really sad and lonely as he reached outside. His eyes were very different from that day, and his eyes look very dull and gloomy. Crickets started chirping, which is like the substitute of the bird's chirping on the morning. His hands are on his pocket, and his backpack is already at his back as he walked around the village and heading towards the exit of Konoha. His sandal's steps can barely be heard but nobody seem to hear it and shout "CARRY YOUR FEET!" or something similar to that.
Yes, as they said, promises are meant to be broken. It's very ironic, really, especially for shinobis like them.
"In the Chuunin Exam, A missing nin named Oroichimaru bit Sasuke-kun's back as he puts the curse on him. Sasuke-kun felt a lot of pain, so I became very worried since that day. But after his fight, Kakashi told me that he's going to be alright, but that day, when he fought Gaara, the curse comes out again…" She said.
Naruto looked towards her as he remembers that Orochimaru guy who Tsunade and Jiraiya fought before. "Yes, I know that Orochimaru guy. Tsunade-no-baachan and Ero-sennin fought him a few weeks ago…" He said.
Suddenly, a picture of Sasuke came out on Sakura's mind. She gasped and suddenly dropped her bowl of Ramen. Naruto gasped in surprise as he saw the Ramen bowl dropped.
"I'm sorry, I… I… really have to go!" Sakura said as she stands up.
Naruto raised an eyebrow. "Why? Why are you leaving all of a sudden?" He asked.
Sakura's tears started to flow down as she remembers Sasuke. "I… can sense that he'll leave us… He accepted the invitation!" Sakura said.
"He won't accept that! Sasuke IS a stubborn guy, and he will never accept those bastards' invitation!" He said as he started to sip a bowl of ramen.
Sakura wiped her tears. "I know Sasuke-kun, you idiot… he will do anything for power!" She said as she runs away from the ramen shop, with tears flowing down from her emerald green eyes.
As Sasuke arrived at the rocky road that heads to the village's exit, he saw a familiar figure in front of him. He stopped walking as his face grew angry. 'Why… Why is she here at this time! Why! I don't have the mood to see her now!' He thought.
Sakura was there, in front of him. She was looking sadly at him as she saw the huge backpack on his back. Silence blew between them for a short time, until Sasuke started to speak.
"What… are you doing… wandering around this time of the night?" He asked as he looked towards her.
Sakura looked towards him sadly as she looked down on the rocky road. "Because in order to leave this village, you have to take this road." She said.
Sasuke closed his eyes as he tried to walk away from her and headed towards the exit. "Go Home and sleep, you might get sick if you just stay here…" He said coldly.
Silence blew again between them as Sakura grew sad that tears started to flow down from her eyes and she faced towards him sadly. "Why…"
"Why can't say something to me? Why do you always remain silent?" She asked as she continued to cry tears of sadness, which was very different from the tears she shed on that memorable day…
"Why do I have to say something to you!" He replied coldly as his voice tries to show that he is angry, but from his gloomy eyes, he was deeply sad.
Sakura continued crying as he looked towards him, who didn't even look towards her when he replies. He is just so impolite, he don't even use honorifics to others, and he don't even call Kakashi "Kakashi-sensei" or even address the Hokage with "Hokage-sama".
Sasuke continued to speak as he knew Sakura can't understand. "It's none of your business. Stop concerning yourself on what I do…"
Sakura looked towards him sadly ad more tears started to flow down from her eyes. "I know you have said… you love me on that day… but you always hated me, right? Like when we first met? Do you still remember?" She asked sadly.
Suddenly, Sasuke remembered that day, when he said "You're annoying" towards her coldly and just left her alone. But then he just sighed. "No, I don't remember…" He lied…
'No, Sakura… you don't understand… I don't hate you. I… love you.' He thought.
Sakura showed a fake smile, but her tears makes it so obvious that her smile is fake, not real.
"Makes sense; that something happened long ago, but that's the day when everything started… you and I… and also Naruto and Kakashi-sensei…" She said as she closes her eyes to remember those.
Sasuke grew guiltier as he remembers those times they spent together… those picnics, difficult missions and… everything. They're not like just teammates or friends… they're like a family… but Sasuke and Sakura didn't just treated themselves as siblings, it's a lot closer…
"It… was fun!" Sakura said happily, but her fake smile turned into a sad one as she faced towards Sasuke. "I… know about your clan, but revenge… that won't make anyone happy, nobody, neither you… nor I." She continued.
The dark cloud covered the bright full moon, which made the place darker, but they are not scared, especially Sasuke, who decided to walk the path of darkness.
It took a long time for Sasuke to respond, until a few seconds later…
"Just… as I thought." He started to speak. Sakura faced towards him as she heard him.
"I'm different from you guys. I… walk a different path than you guys. I tried to think that it was my path to do the things we took up until now. The four of us did things together, but my heart decided on being an avenger in the end. That's… my purpose in my life." He said sadly.
He's really guilty, as we can see on his teary onyx eyes. But he is not going to cry, not for a very mature boy like him.
"I can't become like you or Naruto." He continued.
Sakura looked sadder as more tears continued to flow down. "Are you going to decide to be alone again! On that day, you taught me that solitude is painful!"
Sasuke's face turns angry, but deep inside he can't really hide his sadness. Some can say, especially Narusaku fans, he is annoyed, but deep inside him, he just can't stand her tears…
More tears flowed down on the rocky road as Sakura continued to speak. "I have a family, and I have friends… but if you're gone… for me… it'll be the same as being alone!" She said.
Sasuke's angry eyes turned into a sad one as he remembered their relationship. It really changed, especially now. He had said long ago that he loves her, but now, it seem that the world has become upside down. And finally he started to speak…
"From here on… A new path will open for all of us…" He said as he tried to take a step away.
Sakura takes a step closer to him and cried out, "I… I love you with all my heart! If you stay with me, I'll make sure you won't regret it! Everyday will be fun. We'll definitely be happy… I will do anything for you… so please, don't leave! I'll help you with your revenge, so please stay here… with me! If you can't stay, take me with you…"
The moon started to shine again as the cloud finally passed by the full moon. Light is finally there again…
But Sasuke can't stand it anymore, no, not that he can't stand her annoyingness, but he can't stand her crying and all her tears she shed for him… And now, Sasuke made it ironic again as he lied…
"You really are… annoying." He said. It was like that day when he said it. Yes, on the same place, but on a different time… Sakura finally stopped crying but those tears were still there, which made him finally calm down and walk away from her.
"Don't leave! If you'll do, I'll shout at the top of my lungs!" She shouted loudly as she tried to run towards him.
But suddenly, Sasuke went behind her quickly, which made her stop and the leaves started to fall down from the trees surrounding them. They remained silent for a long time… until… Sasuke finally spoke…
"Sakura…" He said gently.
"…Arigatou…" He finally said. Sakura was surprised as she heard it. Suddenly, Sasuke beats her chest to make her unconscious.
"Sasuke-kun…" Those were the words she whispered as she grew unconscious. Sasuke grabbed her body sadly as he carried her body.
Tears started to flow down from Sasuke's onyx eyes as he looked towards Sakura. "I always thought you know how much I… loved you, Sakura… I'm so sorry, this is really goodbye now. I hope we'll see each other again soon…" He whispered as he strokes his hand on Sakura's pale face. He knew she can't hear her, but it's okay for him…
He dropped her body gently on the bench and he looked at her wet face with tears. Then he held her hand gently as she positioned her hand carefully. He wiped her tears with his bare hands and gently pressed his lips against hers.
"Goodbye…" He whispered as he finally walked away from her and he finally stopped crying.
Sakon, that bluish gray-haired boy who tempted him a while ago, spoke… "We've been waiting, Sasuke-sama…" He said.
Sasuke looked furiously at them. "What are you plotting now?" He asked as he stopped walking.
Sakon tried to explain, as usual… "When you left the village, it was decided that you'll become our leader. Please forgive our rudeness earlier." He said as they bowed down to him.
"Hn." Sasuke smirked as he walked towards them.
"I don't give a fucking crap about that…" He said.
The four stands up and walk towards him. "Let's go…" Sasuke said.
As the sound four finally positioned themselves around their new "master", Sasuke looked towards Konoha sadly. "It… begins." He said.
To Be Continued…
A/N: Finally, it's done, yay! Awww… it's just based on Episode 109… but I still added some details and changed it a lot… as a Sasusaku fan I am… and an anti-Narusaku fan too… hehehe…
I hope you guys liked it, and I know this is so full of angst and more dramatic than "Deep in His Cold Heart", but I'll make this longer next time and I'll update soon. Anyway, this is just a prologue so it's not yet in the sweet part, okay? I promise I'll make the next Chapters better! Whoever will flame in this fic is ugly and a bad-mannered jerk, so I'll tell you all, especially anonymous reviewers… please never flame and if you don't like the story, then don't read it… nobody is perfect and everyone must know that in heart! Anyway, please review…