Sakura waved her hands in front of Sasuke, but he didn't react.


Then she noticed that Sasuke had the same glazed eyes the fake Naruto had…

"SASUKE!" Sakura yelled, starting to shake Sasuke hard. "Sasuke, are you okay?"

"Wha-Wha-Wha?" Sasuke stammered.

"Say something!" Sakura gasped, shaking Sasuke even harder.

"W-Wait- S-Sakuraaaaaa…Stop!"

Sakura stopped. Sasuke held his head. "I-I'm dizzy…" He groaned. "Why did you shake so hard?"

Sakura sat next to him, and spotted the crushed yellow and pink flowers.

Did Sasuke-kun crush those flowers?


Sasuke took a deep breath and stood up.

"Let's go back to the resort." He said quietly, holding out his hand.



Hinata looked up at Naruto.

"It-It'll be okay." She stammered, trying hard not to blush.

"H-Huh?" Naruto asked, blinking.

"B-But S-Sakura is still Naruto's good f-friend, right?" Hinata asked.

"I…hate her." Naruto said instantly.

"W-What?" Hinata gasped. "W-Why?"

"I hate her." Naruto repeated.

Hinata felt angry all of a sudden.

"Why do you hate her?" She demanded, throwing Naruto off guard.

It-It's the first time that she didn't… stutter…!

"…!" Hinata covered her mouth.

D-Did I just-?

"Hinata!" Naruto gasped as Hinata fled.


"…I wonder how Hinata-sama is handling the rejection…" Neji muttered to himself absent-mindedly.

"Hi, guys. So you're here?"

"Hi, Lee." Tenten greeted as Lee came into the room, grinning.

"So what's up?" He asked, sitting next to Tenten on the bed. Neji's eyebrow twitched a little.

"Nothing much… Just hanging around." Tenten said, staring up at the ceiling.

"I sure hope that we can get out of here as soon as possible… I can't wait to go back to my training." Lee said, punching the air with his fists. He glanced at Tenten and Neji. "And also to get out of all this love shit…" He muttered.


"Hinata, wait!" Naruto yelled as he raced after her. Hinata just kept running.

"I said wait, Hina-TA!" Naruto gasped.

"N-Naruto-kun, you shouldn't hate Sakura for re-rejecting you." Hinata said bravely, her back facing Naruto's panting figure. "I-If you really love her, you should wish her happiness. H-Hating is wrong."

"W-Where have I heard that before?" Naruto muttered to himself stubbornly.

Hinata heard him, and spun around. "W-When you rejected me, I-I was hurt like you were now. But I…I never once thought of hating you. N-Not one bit."

Naruto blinked. She's…

"I…" He felt his mouth go dry. "I…" His eyes started to water. Idiot! A man never cries in front of a girl! Stop it!
Hinata paused for breath. "D-Do you…" Her face turned red as a tomato.

Naruto got what she meant. "I was hurt. That's why I wanted to hate her..."

He clenched his fists. "To weaken—the pain."

Hinata looked at the ground. "W-well," She tried to make her voice cheerful, "There're plenty of other fish in the sea, t-that's what they say! Y-You'll find a girl suitable for you s-soon--- Ah!" She'd tripped over a tree root and landed flat on the ground.

"O-Ow…" She moaned as she rubbed her right foot.

"Hinata! Are you okay?" Naruto shouted, and ran over to her.

"My-My foot. I-I think it's sprained." Hinata said, her face turning redder than ever.

Naruto, concerned, took out a cloth from his pocket. "Let me bandage it for you…"

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