CHAPTER 5: Regrets and Tears

Sakura was the first one to arrive. She thought about what happened last night. A tear rolls down her cheek.

'I...I can't face him yet. Not now, not after the incident last night. Maybe tomorrow.' Sakura thought as she ran towards the forest.

A few minutes later Sasuke arrived.

'Sakura should be here. She's always first. I guess she won't be attending the training today.' Sasuke thought.

"Sakura-kun! Ohayo!" Naruto shouted.

"Would you pipe down dobe! She's not here." Sasuke said.

" How do you know Sasuke-teme?" Naruto asked.

"I just know okay! So just leave me alone would you! This is not the perfect day." Sasuke said.

Then Kakashi arrived. He knew everything about Sasuke, now he's planning to talk to him.

"Guys trainings cancelled. Naruto you go buy some ramen, tell the owner to charge it on me." Kakashi said.

"Woohoo!...see you Sasuke-teme, Kakashi-sensei!" Naruto said then leaves.

"You did that on purpose." Sasuke asked.

"So what!...I needed to talk you...alone" Kakashi said.

"About what?" Sasuke asked.

"What happened last night?" Kakashi asked.

"Nothing you need to know about. It's none of your business." Sasuke said.

"I know, but I'm worried." Kakashi said.

"You!...Kakashi! worried!...ha! give me a break." Sasuke said.

"You told Sakura you loved her didn't you?" Kakashi asked.

"How?..what?...How...how did you know!" Sasuke said.

"You told me." Kakashi said.

"When! I never told you anything." Sasuke said.

"Try to recall, you were alone, you were asking yourself...Should I tell her Should I not...did you really think that was your conscience talking to you?" Kakashi asked.

"You!...you!" Sasuke was saying.

"I didn't ask you to tell me. Now that I know might as well tell me." Kakashi said.

"Fine! I told her I'm sorry, I told her that I lied. Lied about all the bad things I tell her everyday...I also told her that I...I...I loved her but, she wouldn't believe me. She told me I was lying. Now she didn't come to training all because of me." Sasuke said.

"Let her realize...give her sometime." Kakashi said.

"Yah thanks...see yah!" Sasuke said.

Then he turns towards the forest.

WITH SAKURA:

Sakura sat on a swing. She was crying.

"I'm sorry I didn't listen. I'm sorry for accusing you of lying and I'm sorry for not telling you that...I love you too..." Sakura said as tears fall from her eyes.

Suddenly someone hugged her from behind, burying his face on her pink tresses.

"I'm sorry too Sakura...and you don't have to say sorry. All these aren't your fault, their mine." He said.

Sakura was sure that Sasuke was the one behind her.

"Sa...Sasuke?" Sakura said stuttering a little.

"Shhh...Don't ruin the moment." Sasuke said.

"Sasuke...I love you..." Sakura said.

"I love you too, Sakura." Sasuke said.

"Sakura...let's start over. I know that the scars I have inflicted on you will never disappear. I know that we can start over. Forget all the pain, let us start over." Sasuke said.

"No Sasuke, we shouldn't forget the pain, without pain then there would no comfort. If not for hate...then there wouldn't be...love. So Sasuke, all of these scars you've inflicted will help us remember the trials we went through and came out successful in the end. This will be our stronghold until we can make new memories that will cover and replace these scars." Sakura said.

"Of course Sakura, of course." Sasuke said.

"Right now...our only mission is to...start over." Sakura said.

They sealed their everlasting love with a kiss.

A contract they made...

That no one can brake...

...A contract of love...

Kakashi smiled as he stood up. He was leaning on a tree. He had heard everything. Finally, someone came to Sasuke, to share his pain.

"Congratulation Sasuke. You deserve it, to you as well Sakura." Kakashi muttered. Thinking it was only him who heard it, Sasuke did too.

"Thank you." Sasuke said.

'Finally I can start over. I'm not alone anymore. I have someone, someone who will share my pain and love...that's my Sakura. No one can take her away from me, No one. I'll protect her with my life, give her the best and of course...give her something she truly deserves...my heart.' Sasuke thought as he looked at Sakura who was smiling. Their hands intertwined. No one can separate...not even power or...death...Together...Forever

A destiny they fulfilled. It might be full of pain and tears, but all these weren't wasted. Everyone came happy in the end. Except for the fact that Ino is still jealous. Hehehe. Would you imagine...a kind, loving and simple girl fell in love with a cold-hearted boy. They do say that...opposites attract. They chose to start over...together.