By Tsuki (invader pixie)
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto or anything in/of it. However, I do own the non-Naruto characters (Sasuke's and Sakura's bosses, Toshio)
AN: Chapter two! I'm continuing something! OMG! hehe I, like, love this fic, so I'm continuing. And I know you all have been anticipating chapter 2 so... Sasuke and Sakura have to kill each other… interesting… I noticed that this is my first fic ever written that isn't just romance. And I went through an entire chapter without any fluff! -cough- But that all ends here –cough cough WHEEZE- R&R
Chapter 2: I won't
It was pitch-black outside and raining heavily. She stood alone on the street. Waiting.
"I know you'll come for me," whispered Sakura.
Only seconds after she said that, she felt a cold, sharp blade against her neck.
"Sasuke-kun," said Sakura.
"It's nice to see you again, Sakura," Sasuke whispered in her ear, "Really, it is."
"I'm sure," muttered Sakura. She turned around so quickly that Sasuke didn't even notice until her Kunai was against his heart. "So, how's life?"
"Oh, you know," said Sasuke in his monotone voice, "Killing one then the next."
A smile crossed Sakura's lips. "Actually, I do know. Same thing. Funny, how we would run into each other like this after so many years."
"So, did you miss me at all?"
Sasuke couldn't answer. He wanted to say, Sakura, I've missed you more than you can imagine. But he didn't. "I'm sure I'll miss you more once you're dead."
"Like when you never really realize how much you love someone until you lose them," Sakura commented.
"Hn," grunted Sasuke. "Not that much."
"You can't say you never loved me, Sasuke. We grew so close the year before we all split apart. You and me were hardly inseparable," said Sakura gloomily.
Sasuke once again didn't answer. Actually, I do love you, Sakura, his heart said. But his mouth said, "If I ever did love you five years ago, I don't now. I've erased all of my life before then as much as I can. It would only make me weak. Like you."
Sakura boiled up with anger. "I'm not weak, you bastard! If I'm so weak, why am I the most-wanted assassin? If I'm so weak, how could I leave the one person I loved with all my heart!"
(AN: I'm joining Sasuke in the speechlessness. Even if I did write it, that's shocking coming from Sakura. Especially her using the b-word!)
Sasuke was now really speechless. Neither his mind, heart, nor his mouth said anything. He just looked at her in that same, cold look he used to give everyone.
"Stop looking at me like that!" shouted Sakura. She dug her Kunai into his chest just enough to make it begin to bleed. "I've spent five years building this title for myself, build my strength! Sasuke, I did this for you! I knew being an assassin would attract you in some way! And it did! Even if I have to kill you."
Sasuke was still looking at her. "Then kill me."
"I said, kill me. You're on a mission. Kill me," Sasuke said plainly.
Sakura's eyes widened. "You're not serious, are you?" Sasuke said nothing. "I get it. You're trying to prove that I'm weak, but I'm not! I can kill you, and I will!"
Sakura took her Kunai out of his chest. She drew a collection of shurikans from under her dress. She drew back her hand and took a few steps back as Sasuke stood, still motionless, looking at her.
"You can't do it, can you?" asked Sasuke.
Sakura fell to her knees. "Anyone but you I can kill, Sasuke! I can forget anyone but you! You've been my motivation for all these years; you're the reason I'm still alive! I love you Sasuke! I love you with all of my heart, just as I have since the day we met! I can't kill you because I love you."
Her eyes went blurry with tears and rain.
"If you're not dead the day after tomorrow at sunrise, my boss will kill me," whispered Sasuke. He hit her in the pressure point in her neck, making her pass out. He picked her up and carried her to his house, which was just as elaborate as hers was.
Sakura slowly opened her eyes. She was in a black bed in a dark room, lit by only one small candle. Sasuke was sleeping in a chair next to the bed. He's so cute when he's sleeping, she thought. She silently sat up in the bed and noticed she had a bandage around her neck. He must have cut me after all. But why did he go to all of this trouble if he's going to kill me in the end?
"Sakura, you're awake?" asked Sasuke.
Sakura nodded, smiling.
"Good. Do you need something to eat?"
Sakura shook her head. "Sasuke, if you're going to kill me, why are you pampering me like this?"
Sasuke smiled. (AN: Incredulous, I know, but it happens in parts!) "I wanted to spend today with you. Because today is the last day both of us will live."
"Sasuke, don't say th—"
Sasuke silenced her with a kiss. Sakura didn't know how to react. After a few moments of shock, she kissed him back.
Sakura broke the kiss, tears streaming down her eyes. "There has to be another way, Sasuke-kun! We can't die! We can't kill each other!"
"I'm working on the 'not dying' part, Sakura. But my boss wants you dead," said Sasuke, "And she always gets what she wants. Even if she has to kill me, too."
"I don't want to die, Sasuke," sobbed Sakura, "Not after we've just met after all these years!"
Sasuke looked away. "I'm sorry."
Sasuke blinked. "For what?"
"I've been hiding from you. I just… I was afraid. I thought that maybe after all these years you would have found someone else. And it was during those years that I found out I really have been in love with you this entire time, but my pride wouldn't allow you to know."
Sakura smiled. "Thank you, Sasuke. That means a lot."
Sasuke smiled back at her.
"I have a confession," whispered Sakura, "I am seeing someone. He's the son of my master, and I'm forced into dating him because he likes my body."
"I'm sorry," he said. "That's cruel."
Sakura got out of the bed. "I just thought of something. What if we stayed with Naruto and Hinata until your boss forgets?"
"Well, she won't be able to find us there!"
"She will," grunted Sasuke, "You underestimate her."
Sakura looked at the ground. "Well… then let's fight her. You and me."
"Sakura, I couldn't."
"Why?" asked Sakura, "Is she your lover?"
Sasuke blushed. "N-NO!" he shouted.
Sakura raised an eyebrow. "That's the most emotion I've ever heard from you. You must really like her."
Sasuke sighed. "No, Sakura, I really like you. She's a witch."
Sakura looked at Sasuke straight in the eye. Just like the way you let a puppy know it's done something wrong, or like when you're older brother just got you in a ton of trouble. "Then forget her. Please, Sasuke." Sakura took his hand in hers. "Please," she whispered.
Sasuke sighed. "Come one. It's already ten and the day is going by."
Sakura smiled. An entire day with Sasuke-kun, she thought, Maybe it won't be so bad to die if I die happy.
Done! I finished two über-long chapters! Yay me! (wow, I have alreadylike5reviews! . ) Review now please!