Disclaimer: Naruto and co. are not mine. See, I already said it, er write it

Cherry Blossom and Scarecrow

-Can't think of any good title-

By: Lafine

It is weird, to say at the least.

She didn't know when it began but when she realized, her eyes never strayed to Sasuke's figure anymore. Instead, they focused on someone else.

Someone who always stands beside her.

Protected her.

And sometimes indulges her whims.

But he is too old for her. She barely reached fifteen when he's already twenty seven years old. There's a thirteen years gap there. Plus he's a pervert. He read Come Come Paradise, for God's sake!! In her eyes, he should be a perverted old man who happened to be her teacher.

See, all more the reason to NOT look at him the way she usually did at Sasuke.

"Ne, Sakura-chan. Are you alright?" Naruto's concerned voice breaks her musings.

"Ah, sorry. What is it, Naruto?" Sakura turns to her teammates who looks at her with his brows furrowed. Even Sasuke looked at her before he turned away.

She's supposed to be happy with the slight attention her beloved Sasuke gave her. But now she feels nothing. The situation has reached the top scale of weirdness in her book.

"You're in daze again." Naruto commented. "Are you sick, Sakura-chan?"

"No, I'm fine, Naruto. I'm just thinking about … stuff." Sakura leans to the wood's railing, giving an Ask-and-die glare at Naruto.

"What stuff?" He asks anyway.

"Nothing you need to worry about." Sakura settles her gaze to the sky above, resisting the urge to throttle Naruto.

Silence fall for a good five minutes before Naruto opens the hole he called his mouth.

"You know, Sakura-chan. You've been looking at Kakashi-sensei weird these days and you stop asking idiot Sasuke for a date anymore." He stops for a moment, judging the situation carefully. There is no sign of twitch on her brows so he decides to continue. "Do you …. Fall in love with Kakashi-sensei?"

Naruto spends his waiting time unconscious on the cold, hard bridge.

End chapter 1

AN: Just some idea in my head that stubborn enough so I have to write it.