Chapter Three: Reminiscing


Shocked as ever, I turned to him; and I am trying to avoid his eyes as well. Everything around me seemed to stop--- the time, people… of course, me.

"Waiting for someone?" he asked me. I simply shook my head in response to his question. I am thinking of a nice answer to tell him.

We are both awkward, and we have nothing to talk about. Silence is deafening. I decided to go home now. And how will I tell him I'll get going? Not until he spoke about something…

"You see, I need to go here." He began softly. "And I am meeting someone,"

I listened to his words as he continued. "But I guess she is not the same person anymore."

I was surprised and confused. Was he speaking about ME? I kept silent to hear his next words.

"Well… if she's like that now, I would be glad to meet the new 'her."

I felt guilty. Really, really guilty. We were thinking of the same thing, I guess. And I'm in the verge of tears.

"Hey, I suppose we're the same." I simply replied. "I lied when I said I wasn't waiting for someone… he's just a very special person."

He smiled at me. For the first time after 10 years, I've seen that smile again.

"Would you like to introduce him to me?"

I giggled, "Of course!"

That was some sort of silly conversation—to think that; here we are, already talking to each other. We waited for the sun to set before I have something to say.

"Nee, Uchiha-kun… this is Sasuke-kun, my friend." I smiled fondly at him. And then he glanced at me, saying:

"And this is Sakura-chan, my friend too."

We turned to face each other, shake our hands and said,

"Nice to meet you!"

I shyly pulled away my hand from his warm hand, and I think I was flushed. He looked up at the darkening skies, and then he looked at me.

"Was it the same sky I left Japan?" he whispered, "I still haven't ridden a Ferris wheel, you know."

"Silly," I whispered too, "there are lots of larger Ferris wheels at China!"

"I want the same special person to be with me. And you understand that a promise is a promise."

"You serious?"

"Yup. I'm always."

Then he grabbed my hand, going to some direction.

"Where are we going?"

"Haven't you heard?" he said, showing me a flyer. "The grand opening of an amusement park is tonight. I'm sure you don't wanna miss it."

"Yeah, right." I replied, smiling to myself. "weird guy."

As soon as we arrived, we targeted the Ferris Wheel. The place seems to be crowded, of course, it is the grand opening. We have to get through a very long line just to get a ticket.

Sasuke looked at the long line, and then spotted some girls from our class. I started to panic, and then I even tried my best to hide my face. But only Sasuke-kun was making it more complicated for me!

"Hey," he began approaching the girls as I am on his side. "Won't you mind if we get into your line? Sakura's curfew might as well start, would you?"

Wow, amazing, he smiled at his fan girls, huh!

"Sure, go ahead!" they were all blushing. But then, at the same time, I noticed the staring at me, and smiling too.

"Hey, isn't that Haruno-san!" one cried out. "She is with Uchiha-kun! I knew that they will make a great couple!"

How embarrassing!

But as-a-matter-of-factly, I could just agree to what the girl said.

We make a great couple.


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