by summerdragonfly

Chapter I


A/N: w00tness, my first Naruto fic and a Sasusaku ^^ It's going to be an epic, but

a short epic, as in shorter than my usual XD I think I've done a pretty good job

keeping people in character. Of course I do not own Naruto or anything related to

it, I'm just an obsessed fan who likes to write =D Naruto is property of Kishimoto

Masashi-sama =^_^=

"___" ---quotes; dialouge of course

*___* ---Thoughts; what they're thinking

I write in Notepad because I tend to write better using a simple program such as

this, so I won't be italicizing or bolding. Plus I think that's just a distraction.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy! Reviews would be appreciated, kthnx =] Special thanks to

Lyra for being such an inspiration.


Sasuke was waiting at THE bench in THE park; the park where he and Sakura had talked

by themselves for the first time, where she told him she loved him, where he admitted

his feelings for her. And where he's going to tell her goodbye. It was hurting

him probably more than it would hurt her but he had to do it, it was the right

thing to do. She'll thank me in the end, he thought.

He looked up at the moon. It was so bright. He thought of Sakura. Her face,

her attitude, probably everything about her. He loved her so much.


Sasuke looked behind him, it was Sakura. Please not now, he thought. Sakura

came up to him, gave him a kiss on the cheek, and sat down beside him.

He stared at her, her hair was glimmering in the moonlight, her eyes were shining,

she was beautiful. Do I have to do this? he thought to himself. Of course you

do, you idiot.

Sakura looked Sasuke in the eyes. "So, Sasuke-kun, why did you ask me to meet you

here?" she asked.

Sasuke stopped staring at her and looked at the moon. Sakura looked at him, and she

could tell there was frustration and sadness in his eyes. "Something wrong, Sasuke-kun?"

He took a deep breath. "Sakura....."

"Yes?" She smiled at him, and he turned away. Oh Yondaime, not that smile. Not that


But he had to do it. There was no other choice. "Sakura," he repeated. "I....I've

been thinking, and....we...we....can't see each other anymore....we can't

be together anymore."

Sakura's heart stopped. Everything was obscured around her, she couldn't

breathe properly.

"Why?" She asked in a trembling voice.

" know why...."

"Dammit, Sasuke, is this about Itachi again?!" she stood up and tears started

welling up in her eyes. *No...not again...* "Because we've talked about this---"

"You've got to understand," Sasuke tried to stay calm. "What I must do."

Tears were flowing freely down Sakura's face now and her voice shook

dangerously. This was like the time he had left them for the Sound Village. "

know that it won't bring anyone any happiness."

Sasuke stood up, too. "I thought you knew me, Sakura! I must avenge the clan.

That is my only goal. Up until now....I don't know what's been going on....what

I've been come I haven't killed him yet...."

"Are you saying----" Sakura struggled with her words. "...that all those times

we spent together, everything we did.....meant nothing to you?"


"Answer me, Sasuke! Did they have any meaning to you whatsoever?!"


Sakura said, pain searing her heart with every breath she took, "Why did you bother

being with me....if you....if you never....even loved me...?"

Sasuke did not answer her.

"Don't...don't you... love me, Sasuke-kun..?"

"You know how I feel about you," he said very quietly.

"Sometimes I don't think I do!" Sakura sobbed.

Sasuke continued with immense difficulty, "This is what I have to do. I'm leaving in

the morning. I don't think I'm coming back."

"You'll regret this!"

"I know I won't.."

Sakura couldn't contain herself. She ran up to him and threw her arms around

him in a mad hug, sobbing into his chest. "Please, don't..."

"Sakura." Sasuke sighed, not hugging her back.


"...." Sasuke removed her arms from around him and stepped backward, facing

her. "Don't make this harder than it has to be."

He looked at her one last time, and with a single leap, disappeared into

the darkness surrounding them.

Sakura stood in shock. "Sasuke-kun....Sasuke-kun!"

She collapsed down to her knees and dissolved into sobs. *I didn't....I didn't...

even get to tell him....the good news....*