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Chapter 3- Date
"Hey, what's wrong with you?" Shikamaru asked, noticing Sakura's uncharacteristic actions for the day.
"Oh, it's nothing, Shika-kun" Sakura replied.
"Uh-huh! And zoning out in every conversation we have is nothing," he said matter-of-factly.
"…fine. You caught me," she said in defeat.
"So what's up?" Shikamaru asked once again.
"Uh…I sort of have a date," she said slowly.
"Sort of have a date or have a date?" he said to clarify her sentence.
"Have a date," she answered.
"With whom?" he asked curiously.
Sakura mumbled something, but it Shikamaru didn't hear it because it was barely audible.
"….Sasuke," she said, finally admitting who her date is.
When Shikamaru heard her answer, he spat out some of the juice he was drinking. But then, he regained his composure seconds after that. He was just surprised at her…uh…choice of guy to go out with.
"Sakura, you do know that if Ino or any of his fangirls will know about this, you'll be in trouble," Shikamaru said knowingly.
"I know. I don't know what I should do now. Should I just cancel it?" Sakura asked.
"Well…I don't know. You agreed to go with him, so you must have a reason for doing so, right?" he stated.
"Yeah. It's just that…I wanted to give him a chance, you know?" she said with a soft smile.
"Then give him a chance, Sakura-chan," Shikamaru said supportively.
"Okay. Thanks, Shika-kun," she said with a bright smile.
After that they became silent, both of them enjoying the peace that is surrounding them at the moment. Anytime now their friends would arrive in their meeting place, but now all they're doing is waiting patiently lost in their own thoughts. Then out of the blue Sakura said, "I miss Ino."
"Yeah, me too," he agreed.
"She wasn't like that before. I wonder what happened to her," Sakura said quietly as she lied down on the grass beside Shikamaru who's watching the clouds.
"I think I know why," Shikamaru answered with a slight frown. "Sasuke."
"Oh yeah, I remember that day when Sasuke transferred to our school and became our classmate in the 7th grade. Ino was all over him," Sakura said in a sad tone.
"Yeah, that was also the beginning of the end of our friendship with her," he said as if it was so hard to think about that memory. "I don't think you know why she suddenly cut our ties with her."
"Yeah, I don't. I just remember her hanging out with other girls and ignoring us like she doesn't know us. That really hurt," Sakura said with the pain of feeling betrayed dawned upon her.
"I'll tell you, but, Sakura, promise me that you will not let this get on the way of your life, okay?" Shikamaru said seriously.
"Her reason was because she was jealous of you. Remember, the times you and Sasuke always got paired up to be partners? Well, she didn't like the fact that you were acknowledged by him. You not her. Ino said that she doesn't even like the fact that you and Uchiha are talking and hanging out after school. We told her that you two were just doing your projects and there is nothing going on between the two of you," Shikamaru stated.
"Let me guess, she didn't believe all of you, so she thought all of us are against her to be with Sasuke," Sakura said, her left hand curling into a ball.
"So it was my fault," Sakura said, feeling bad all of a sudden.
"Don't blame yourself, Sakura," Shikamaru said a he gave her a brotherly hug.
"Thanks." Sakura said gratefully.
"Hey! You two stop acting like lovers making out!" Tenten said with a huge grin.
Hinata and Chouji tried to control their laughter but it just couldn't be helped so both of them broke into laughter. All of them soon joined in on laughing until the whole lunch period was spent in making jokes.
"Hey, Sakura-chan!" Naruto greeted as he saw his pink-haired friend.
"Hi, Naruto," Sakura answered with a smile that could've melted the hearts of her fanboys.
"We haven't been hanging out much anymore. I missed hanging out with one of my best girl friends. What do you say we get some ramen!" Naruto said with a foxy grin.
"Sorry, Naruto, I'm going somewhere later," Sakura said which made Naruto's grin falter a bit. "Maybe we could go tomorrow instead," she added.
"Sure! It'll be great to catch up with each other, right?" Naruto said, feeling happy that his childhood friend is still in good terms with him even though they aren't that close anymore.
"So I'll see you tomorrow!" Sakura said with a wave as she walked to her car.
"Ne, Sakura-chan, where are you going later?" Naruto asked curiously.
"Um…I'm going on a date," she answered.
"Ahh…I see. Well, don't tire yourself out, okay?" Naruto said with a sly grin.
"Just kidding, Sakura-chan," Naruto said at the blushing female. "Have fun on your date, okay?"
In the movie house….
"So what movie do you want to watch?" Sasuke asked Sakura.
"Um…I don't know. I can't decide," Sakura answered while thinking of what movie they should watch.
"Two tickets for The Exorcism of Emily Rose," Sasuke said to the person in charge for the ticket booth.
"Sasuke!" Sakura said as if pleading not to pick that movie. But too late; he already paid for them.
Sasuke seeing Sakura's scared look, smirked inwardly. "Don't worry, just hold my hand when you get scared," Sasuke said while putting an arm on her shoulders.
"Okay," Sakura said, agreeing with him.
They entered the assigned cinema for their movie. They found out that the arm rests could be pulled upward, so they just pulled the arm rest that was dividing their seats so Sakura can easily reach out for Sasuke whenever she'll get scared.
During the movie, Sasuke got bored but poor Sakura getting scared shitless during the horrifying parts of the movie. Instead of just holding Sasuke's hand she would bury her head on his chest while holding his hand. Heck! She'll evenscream at the scary parts too.
After the movie….
"I can't believe you got bored during the movie," Sakura told Sasuke who was yawning.
He just answered with a shrug. "Come on, let's get something to eat."
"So where do you want to eat?" Sasuke asked.
"I don't know. You pick," she replied.
Sasuke was a bit taken aback because other girls might've suggested a place that is five-star. I mean, being with him, his fangirls would want to go to a place where it is fancy. Being pampered with his money is something they would want.
"Ano…Sasuke, can I pick the place where we'll eat again?" Sakura said after putting a finger under her chin in a thinking position.
'Aha! I knew she's just like those other girls.' Sasuke thought.
"Let's eat at McDonalds!" she said happily.
"What?" Sasuke blurted out, unable to hide his shock.
"I said let's eat at McDonalds," Sakura repeated. "I'm craving for Mcnuggets," she admitted with a sheepish grin.
"…sure," came his reply.
They ate and talked with each other. Much to Sasuke's surprise, Sakura didn't cling onto him, whine about getting fat from fast food, and talk too much about herself. She's actually good company.
At first, Sasuke thought of her as a spoiled rich brat, but he was wrong. Although he won't admit it, he knew that his first judgement of her was wrong. His point of view of Sakura changed.
Sakura is actually enjoying conversing with Sasuke. His answers may be short, but it's all precise. She expected him to be cold and somewhat distant. I mean, they used to be partners in doing some projects and that is how he acted.
'I wonder why he isn't cold right now. He used to be very-sorry for the term- weird and emotionless back then,' Sakura thought.
'Maybe because, back then you always tried to avoid him. Heck! You didn't even show any signs of friendliness during those times you two were paired up to do some projects for class,' inner Sakura replied.
'I guess. It's just that I don't want Ino to get jealous,' Sakura stated.
'Well, look what happened to her. You might've been friends with hottie over here or not that pig-bitch will still backstab you. Just enjoy our date with hottie Sasuke and hope that pig-bitch will know about this. Hehehe! Her expression will be priceless!' inner Sakura said with an evil chuckle.
'Whatever.' she answered.
Both of them finished their meal, and then decided to head on home. Sasuke drove thoughts about a certain pink-haired girl. 'What am I thinking? This is just a bet that was pulled off. I'm just doing this to save her from humiliation,' Sasuke thought with a slight frown. He knew that with those thoughts came a huge amount of doubt.
Sakura just sat quietly, enjoying the soft music coming from the radio of the car. A new feeling arousing inside of her; although she doesn't know what it is; it simply felt good.
The car stopped to a halt. She didn't realize that they already arrived in front of her condominium.
"Thanks, Sasuke. I had a great time," she said with a smile.
"Hn." Sasuke answered as she stepped out of the car.
'What? No goodnight kiss?' inner Sakura said, quite annoyed by that fact.
"Sakura" Sasuke called.
She turned around to be greeted by his lips on hers. It wasn't a deep passionate kiss, just a sweet peck on the lips. Yet it felt so good and right. It's as if his lips are really meant to be with hers.
"Good night," he whispered close to her ear in a deep sexy voice that sent tickling sensations down Sakura's spine.
"Yeah, you too," she replied, still recovering from the shock.
Sasuke drove away, leaving a stunned teenage girl behind. Then after a few minutes, she smiled softly. She reached her door and went inside.
Sakura slowly touched her lips with her right hand as if reminiscing what just happened. 'Who would've thought that Uchiha Sasuke would be my first kiss,' she thought, breaking into a grin.
Sasuke arrived in his apartment after some time. He quickly took a shower, and hurriedly laid down his bed. He stared at the ceiling, lost in his own swirl of thoughts.
'Why did I do that?' he asked himself, remembering the kiss. He didn't know the answer to his own question, so he just shrugged it off.
He slowly fell into sleep, but before he did, he muttered something.
"Haruno Sakura you truly are interesting."
Thank you to all those who reviewed! Sorry for the late update….
I really can't update my fics every week since I'm busy. I really won't be able to do this next week since it's the periodical tests so…. yeah..
Bwuahaha! Thisis a short chapter compared to the first two. sadistic grin Bwuahahaha!
Anyway,I think that this chapter is nice.It's short but nice, right?