|Despotic, Quixotic and Everlasting
Author: BlueGreenApples PM
SasuSaku. Drabble collection of various !verses.Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance - Sasuke U. & Sakura H. - Chapters: 23 - Words: 41,852 - Reviews: 388 - Favs: 363 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 09-15-11 - Published: 02-25-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4096134
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038.It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
Tsunade wouldn't look at her.
"Just go." The older woman's voice was thin with emotion as she uttered the words.
Lead dropped into Sakura's stomach at her mentor's shame and dissapointment in her. Stepping carefully up to where the blonde had dropped her head onto her folded arms, the pinkette pleaded. "Tsunade-shishou, what would you do? If it...if it were Dan out there--"
Brown eyes snapped up as a fist slammed into the surface of the desk, shattering it instantly. The Sannin stood and roared, her voice shaking with fury. "Don't you dare. You foolish little child. Dan would NEVER have BETRAYED HIS VILLAGE!"
Tears streamed from Sakura's eyes as she tried to reason with her teacher, "Please, I--I love him."
Peace reigned once more over the older woman's face as she spoke again. "I believe you. As utterly stupid as I think your devotion to the Uchiha is...I believe you. It is the only reason I'm letting you walk out of this office a missing-nin. My own apprentice..." Tsunade turned away, unable to look at the sobbing girl.
Silence fell over the Hokage's office again. At last, "The ANBU will persue you within twenty-four hours. It's the best head start I can give you." Facing her protege, she spoke softly, "Now go, Sakura. Before I change my mind."
Watery green eyes memorized the features of her idol, her second sensei. From the shame set into the deep lines between her brows to the pity deepening her eyes. This would be the last time she saw Tsunade as an ally. Next time they would be facing eachother from opposite sides of a battlefield.
Squaring her shoulders, Sakura Haruno walked out of Hokage Tower, out of Konoha. Forever.
She was going to Sasuke. She was following her heart. She was sacrificing everything she knew for the man she loved.
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