|Moshi Moshi, Neighbor!
Author: aNdreaa PM
When she first saw him, she fell in love. When he first saw her, he ran away. But as they grew up, Sasuke began to see the light- the one that radiated from the quirky girl who'd been his devoted next door neighbor for years. SasuSaku.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Sakura H. & Sasuke U. - Chapters: 12 - Words: 19,017 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 06-19-09 - Published: 10-28-07 - id: 3860691
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Moshi Moshi Neighbor!
Hey guys! Yet ANOTHER Naruto fanfic, but this time, I'm going to attempt the first-person point of view. Here's some important notes before you read:
Moshi Moshi (I THINK) actually means, "Welcome!" but I have no idea. In an episode of 'Hana Yori Dango', the main character answered her phone and said, "Moshi Moshi!" and I loved it so much that I'm using it for this title. I don't care if it means, "Welcome!" I love it. And I'm assuming it's a version of, "Hello!" So the title of this story is basically, 'Hello Neighbor!'
This fic is slightly based on the book, FLIPPED by Wendelin Van Draanen- it is seriously the cutest and best humorous 8th grade romance ever, so I'd all suggest you read it! It's so adorable!
This story's format is kind of a he said/she said style, so with every chapter, it will alternate from the point of view of Sasuke to Sakura. I think you guys will get it. Enjoy!
Sasuke: It Begins
The only thing I really remember about first grade was that I was terrified of the girl sitting right next to me.
I mean, here I was with an abandoned house, dead parents, a psychotic brother, and the whole load of pity that adults everywhere were giving me.
I mean, not that I didn't appreciate it, but I got sick of it after the twelfth fruit basket saying I'm sorry for your loss came in within a single afternoon.
Sure, I missed my mom. Sure, I missed my dad. And sure, I had this vengeful spirit to slice my brother's head off and kick it like a soccer ball…
…but the real last thing I needed was for that pack of fangirls to swarm over me with tears and handkerchiefs, claiming how sorry they felt for me.
Like I really need a reminder everyday that I'm an orphan.
But, anyways, back to the girl sitting next to me in class?
Her name was Haruno Sakura.
This is the story of how I, Uchiha Sasuke, upholding name and second-to-last heir to the destroyed Uchiha Clan…
…very reluctantly, fell in like.
But I'll explain that later.
She was named after a flower.
I mean, get real. I can understand the delicacy that mothers have with their daughters in hopes of raising the chance for marriage higher, but if you name a future kunoichi after a flower, I can tell you she's not going to have an easy time when she's facing a killer bad guy with a name like Daisy.
So, it was no wonder people started picking on her first.
No, they didn't make fun of her name. They made fun of her forehead, which was so huge you could have flung a tennis ball at it from 100 feet away and it would have bounced right off.
…not that anyone tried. I think.
But I wasn't scared of her, I was just a little freaked out. How many 'SASUKE-KUN!'s get a guy take?
I'm not going to deny that I had fangirls- but she was like, the bipolar queen bee. She was shy as heck when it came to people bullying her, but when it came to fighting for the spot next to mine in class, she would have killed for it every single morning.
That's what freaked me out.
I'm telling you- no one liked her. At all. Her hand was always the first one to shoot into the air to volunteer for a demonstration jutsu, or to answer a complicated chakra question.
She even had that 23-paged packet Iruka gave us- memorized.
Down pat. No joke.
I mean, I understood it and all, but you'd have to be out of your mind to memorize something like that.
She's not exactly what you would call a geek, but it's what the other girls in our class called her. She was a teacher's pet, sometimes a suck-up, and her work was always the one that made everyone else look bad.
I guess really smart people have really big foreheads or something- makes more room for their brain to grow.
But it was getting annoying how her hand shot up in the air every minute- nearly missing my ear in the process as she looked at me and blushed and beamed.
Not to mention, ask me out every hour or so.
It really bugged me sometimes- I tried multiple times to get her to shut up and say that if she had time for dates, she should spend time to train because she looked as frail as a toothpick.
She'd sulk it out for a while, and then pop up back to her old self.
So, I never felt guilty, and she never felt dejected.
It all worked out like a repeated ceremony that went at least twice per day.
"Sasuke-kun? Would you like to go out with me? Please?"
"No. Go away."
"Oh…alright then. Um, see you later!"
But whatever. I knew Haruno Sakura was stuck to me like peanut butter and jelly, but I was the one trying to slide away the whole time.
I tried ignoring her, but she'd just talk louder.
I tried insulting her, but she just thought it was great I was even talking to her.
I almost punched her one time, but there's the unwritten law that boys can't hit girls.
That's how my horrific childhood went…with a pink-haired annoying talking machine at my side who'd tackle me in a hug every time she saw me.
Sometimes, I kind of felt sorry for her- I mean, there's that other girl- Yamanamanakaka something Ino. I paid even less attention to her. She was this girl with blonde hair and these crazy blue eyes—
And not just blonde-platinum blonde. It was insane, like she dyed it, but it was natural.
Well, at least that's more normal than pink.
Pink. What thing on this planet has pink hair?
Nada. Absolutely nothing.
Haruno Sakura was like an alien from a planet when all of them have pink hair, large foreheads, and freakishly green eyes.
She was a walking threat- to my reputation and my health. Seriously, sometimes, she'd just pop up out of nowhere, nearly scaring me half to death.
And this 6 year old boy was not about to die anytime soon.
I thought this chapter was full of adorkable little 6-year old Sasuke narration. I know it's WAY OOC for his cute little face to be saying all of these things, but it's adorable to try and picture it!
Some of you may be screaming, "WHY DOES HE HAVE TO BE IN 'LIKE' WITH HER?! WHY NOT 'LOVE?!" but have no fear! This 'LIKE' ordeal comes waaay later, and it plays a significant part in the lives of our little SasuSaku pairing.
Structure-wise, the school is a bit AU. It's a mesh of elementary, middle, and high school and the ninja academy from the Naruto world. I'm not sure if there's any further proper schooling after you graduate from the academy, but in this story, I say yesh! So there will be like, 6th grade and 7th grade and 12th grade and stuff.
Reviews will be used to slap Sasuke in the face for being such an idiot and leaving Konoha. That traitorous butthole!