Title: Seishun Amigo!-Last chapter
Summary: Sakura Haruno, the new student, appears to be the most creepiest girl in school. Sasuke Uchiha, the popular kid, feels sorry for her. And then there's Naruto Uzumaki, the 'crazy durnk boy', who would gladly help Sakura with her troubles. The two boys get together to create a new Sakura, a different Sakura, the popular Sakura. And of course, Sakura plays along.
Length: 10,000 + (You gotta be kidding)
A/N: This is freaking long! So you have to enjoy!
Chapter Four: The Matchmaking Game of Love
"Ah!" Class D-4, with grumbling boys, sighed. "I wish we were nicer to Sakura, now she's ignoring me!" a student from the front row whined.
Sasuke chuckled behind his hand and said, "You should've been,"
Neji turned to face Sasuke, "What about you? You ignored her through out the whole semester," he threw it in his face. Sasuke purposely sulked.
"Yeah, I should've been nicer too," he inwardly smirked.
"She's been giving all of her attention to Uzumaki," Kiba crossed his arms pathetically. He clenched his teeth together with pure rage. "he really pisses me off sometimes," he watched Naruto and Sakura fool around with eachother.
Sasuke felt a hard, cold lump in his throat and frowned. Watching Naruto playing around and with the person he likes, really made him feel uncomfortable. What happens when he wasn't around? What does Sakura and Naruto do together while he's off with his other friends?
It was all a mystery to him and he really couldn't help but give Naruto a cold stare. He wasn't so fond of remembering what happened yesterday either...
After hearing what Sasuke said, "I love her too!" Naruto turned around and his dull gaze fell upon Sasuke.
"What?" he was almost too afraid to ask.
Sasuke cleared his throat, "I...love her too," his voice was strained.
Naruto faced the ground with a clear sign of disappointment. At first, it was like his whole world sunk to the bottom of hell. He looked hurt, confused, and most of all depressed. His best friend is in love with the girl he loved!
How was he supposed to feel at a time like this? But after that long, weird silence, Sasuke caught a glimpse of something totally unexpected. He saw a smirk.
"This makes things much interesting," Naruto laughed.
Sasuke was bewildered beyond belief. He blinked and watched Naruto jump in the air as if he was actaully happy about the whole thing.
"All right!" Naruto waved a fist in the air.
Sasuke was completely shocked, he never expected this to happen. "I...," words were useless to him at that moment.
"Compitition," Naruto made a fist. " I know I'll win!"
Sasuke sighed, and he was worried..."Is that what it was all about?" he gave Naruto a look.
"I'll beat you Sasuke-teme!" Naruto pointed at him. " Sakura-chan will be mine!"
Sasuke smirked. "In you're dreams, dobe."
End of Flashback:
"Baka...," Sasuke rubbed his head feeling a headache coming. It wasn't easy seeing Sakura and Naruto getting 'close' it made him sick, actaully.
Sasuke got up from his seat and signled a sign towards Sakura and Naruto. The two looked his way and nodded, getting up from their seats.
For Naruto, it was easy to get up and start running around. But as for Sakura, now that she 'changed' people kept crowding her, giving Sakura no space at all. She sighed and waved her hand, gesturing Sasuke and Naruto to go on without her.
The two boys nodded and grimly walked out of the classroom and up to the roof.
"This really pisses me off!" Naruto kicked the walls that kept him from falling off of the roof. "she's getting a lot of attention," he pouted. "she doesn't have time to spend the day with us anymore," Sasuke frowned.
Everything Naruto said was true. Sakura never has time with them anymore. Maybe they should've kept her the was she was before. Sure she'd be feeling down, but atleast the boys would feel up? But that's just being selfish.
"We knew this would happen," Sasuke leaned on a run down wall.
Naruto shook his head. "I didn't know anything!" he wallowed. "I wanna see Sakura-chan again!" he pouted childlike. Naruto paced the entire roof and thought.
"What are you doing?" Sasuke crossed his arms.
"What does it look like I'm doing?" Naruto dully asked. " I'm thinking,"
"That's the first,"
It was quiet for a while, but footsteps were heard. It was Sakura, panting and slowly making her way towards the two boys. "Sorry," she heavily breathed. "I was...ambushed, people here are crazy!" Sakura frowned and looked into her bag. "Ah! Great! I lost my favorite handkerchief!" she cried.
"Sakura-chan?" Naruto faced the pink-headed girl. "do you like the attention you're getting, by any chance?" he lifted an eyebrow.
Sakura furiously shook her head. "I hate it, it's just like at my old school!" she frowned.
"Good!" Naruto smiled big. "Cause me and Sasuke thought of a plan!"
"Since when?" Sasuke quickly stepped in. "and why am I apart of it?" Sasuke felt a bigger headache coming.
Naruto's mouth opened wide, here it comes, "Let'sgive Temari a make over! She obviously needs one," he added breifly.
"This is the girl who bullied Sakura through out the whole semester," Sasuke mentioned.
Naruto frowned. "Then let's give some other randome girl a make over, so we can have Sakura-chan all to my-ourselves," Naruto nervously laughed. "Eh? What do you think?" he looked from Sakura to Sasuke.
"It's a stupid idea," Sasuke instantly felt his head was going to explode. "I wouldn't want to go through the trouble anyway," he added at the last minute.
Naruto's eyes lit. "Ne, Sasuke-teme, you were thinking about it, weren't you?" Naruto nudged Sasuke's shoulder.
Sasuke looked away.
"Then what are you going to do?" Sakura spoke.
And at the right cue, Sasuke looked down from the roof. He saw a bunch of girls crowding Neji, and a couple walking right passed him. Sasuke gestured Sakura and Naruto over. "What do you see over there?" he pointed down.
Sakura and Naruto looked down. "I see that big bastard Neji-AH!" Naruto pointed. "he has a bug on his hair! Hahahaha, that's hilarious!" Naruto slapped his knee.
"Not that, baka," Sasuke felt an urge to slap him. "did you see the couple walk right past them?"
Sakura nodded her head. "So, what about it?" she asked.
"What if...?" he began to speak and at an instant he shook his head. "nevermind, it's a stupid idea,"
"Whatever your idea was," Naruto spoke. "you're right, it probably was stupid,"
Sakura flashed Naruto an evil glare and back at Sasuke. "What was your idea Sasuke-kun?"
"If people got together, they'd be too busy feeling eachother up to notice anyone else around them," he looked at the couple staring at eachother with bright eyes, and rubbing close to eachother.
Sakura smiled. "That's true,"
"So, you're thinking playing a game of matchmaking: the game of love!" Naruto teased.
"I wouldn't say matchmaking," Sasuke grew irritated. The two looked at him with a weird look and he confessed. "okay fine, it's a matchmaking game," he sighed.
Naruto nudged Sasuke, "You must be feeling pretty embarrassed," he smirked.
"Baka," Sasuke sneered.
"I think it's a good idea," Sakura made a reply.
Naruto fell on the ground and sweat dropped. "Why didn't she think my idea was great?" he pretended to sulk.
"You're absolutely right, I think you should do it," Sakura turned to walk away. "Ja! I have to get to class," she smiled big.
Sasuke nodded his head and smirk. But that smirk soon faded. "W-Wait a minute!" he called. "why should I do it!"
The topic was ignored. "Anou...Sakura-chan! Wait!" Naruto called out to her. Sakura turned around with a questioning look.
"There's something that has been on my mind for a while now," he said.
Sakura walked back into her same position next to Sasuke. "What's wrong?" she asked.
"Why won't you two ever call me by my first name?" he asked casually.
The two looked at eachother and Sakura was the first to talk. "Of...of course we call you by your name!" she nervously laughed. "you're crazy!"
Naruto shook his head. "Sasuke-teme calls me, 'baka' and you don't even call me at all," Naruto pouted. "I want both of you to call me by my name, from now on," Naruto stated.
"What would you like us to call you?" Sakura asked.
Naruto went into dream mode and imagined Sakura in her uniform making a peace sign.
"Naruto-kun," dream Sakura-chan giggled.
Naruto sighed with a huge grin on his face.
Sasuke was the first, "Yo...Uzumaki," he shrugged.
"My first name!" Naruto shouted.
Sasuke and Sakura looked at eachother and Naruto sweat dropped.
"You don't know my first name, do you?"
"Well...no one ever calls you by your first name," Sakura replied. "it's always 'Uzumaki!' or 'BAKA!', something like that," Sakura innocently shrugged. "so, what's your name?"
Naruto pretended to feel insulted and bent down facing the wall. "Naruto," he shrunk.
Sakura shouted, "Naruto!"
Naruto shrunk in his same position. "Great, I finally get called by my first name, and she sounds like she's angry with me," Sakura along with Sasuke sweat dropped.
"Naruto!" Sakura repeated again. She mentaly slapped herself realizing she did it again.
"There she goes again," Naruto muttered.
Sasuke responded, "You can't really blame her, people always yell out your name like that," Sasuke shrugged. "It's common,"
"Easy for you to say!" Naruto jumped up and pointed a finger at Sasuke.
And things sort of went...'normal' from there on.
Sakura walked along the halls and came across a dark headed girl. Her head was down and she bowed with politness. "I-I think this i-is yours," she handed Sakura a blue handkerchief.
Sakura gasped and grasped it away from the girls hands. "I've been looking for this!" she happily held her piece of cloth. "where did you find it?" Sakura smiled.
The girl looked up at her and smile. She had a cute innocent face and short dark hair. "It dropped out of your bag a few months ago," she told her. "I d-didn't have the guts to give it back, although I've been trying," she told her.
Sakura nodded with appreciation. "Thanks," she stuffed the handkerchief in her in bag. "what's your name?"
"H-Hyuuga Hinata," she stuttered with a cute smile on her face.
Sakura nodded. "You're in my homeroom, right?"
Hinata nodded her head.
That day, Sakura made a new friend. A girl friend, for the first time, and she wasn't a worshiper like all the rest. Sakura smiled and walked her to class. "So, there's this new store opening today, do you wanna check it out with me?" Sakura asked.
"Mm!" Hinata nodded her head. Both giggled.
Sakura was finally making some real friends. Maybe this place wasn't so bad after all?
Sasuke dragged his bike along, not in the mood to ride it and sighed. The sun was still out and it was brighter than ever, glares kept getting into his eyes and he would usually shield himself away from it, but not this time, he wasn't in the mood.
"I wonder what Itachi made for dinner?" Sasuke wondered pretending to gag.
Whenever Sasuke arrives home late, Itachi would be forced to start on dinner seeing how his uncle is too lazy to cook dinner himself. Sasuke lived with his brother and uncle in a small apartment in Tokyo. It wasn't the best place to live. Itachi, being a teacher, get's paid with an unfair amount of money, and so far his uncle isn't doing so good on finding himself a job.
Itachi thought Sasuke was still too young to start working, and tells him to enjoy his lifein school before getting a job. Sasuke agreed, but if they were financially in trouble, he would find a job immediately. That's what he decided.
Sasuke noticed a group of guys beating on a poor boy who happened to looks straight at Sasuke. Sasuke turned away and told himself. "I'm not getting involved," the last time he did, he was sent to jail and for no good reason.
"Sasuke...," the boy winced in pain, watching his friend ride away.
Sakura, Sasuke, and Naruto met up where they would usually meet up after school. But for some reason, Sakura arrived a bit later.
"Where were you?" Sasuke asked as the three sat around Naruto's living room coffee table.
"I met up with my first new friend," Sakura brightly smiled."she's so nice! and cute, you have to meet her!" she said. "she's in our homeroom," she pointed out clearly.
Naruto smiled. "But...Sakura-chan, every girl in class thinks you're her friend," he chuckled, and then his face twisted into a frown. "hey! weren't we your first friends!" he pointed from him and Sasuke over and over again.
"I meant a girl, I have my first girl who is a freind," she stretched out the word girl.
"Ah!" Naruto sat down and shifted into his seat until he got comfortable. Sakura and noticed a grim aura around Sasuke and Naruto finally spoke. "Eh? Sasuke-teme, have you been bit in the butt?" Naruto casually asked.
Sasuke snapped out of his trance and gave Naruto a frown, "It's just," he fell to the ground and placed his hands behind his head. "I saw this guy gettingtrashed today, I wonder if he's doing okay?" he thoughtfully asked himself.
Sakura's eyes lit up. "Sasuke-kun! That's so thoughtful of you!" she clapped her hands together.
Naruto pouted. "I can be thoughtful too," he muttered.
"He had a uniform on, it looked just like ours," he pondered on his thoughts. "maybe I should've helped him out," he sighed.
Sakura placed a hand on his shoulder. "Don't worry," she tilted her head to face him. "I'm sure he's doing okay," she reassured him. Sasuke nodded his head hoping she was right.
"AH!" people in room D-4 eyes shot wide open when they saw a boy come into the room with a broken arm and plenty of cuts and bruises. He had an angry look on his face, and stood by the door as if he was waiting for something.
The boys of the classroom ran up to him. "Who did this to you?" they shouted with rage. Kiba looked at everyone in the eye and frowned. "Kiba? Who did this to you?" everyone repeated. And Kiba's eyes burned when he saw just the thing he was waiting for.
Sasuke sat in his seat, obviously not caring about anything. Everyone turned to face him when they noticed Kiba was staring at him. Sasuke looked up and casually asked, "What?" Kiba growled and his fists clenched with burning rage.
Sakura looked worried and watch the whole thing along with Naruto. "What's going on?" she frowned. Naruto thought the exact same thing.
Sasuke stood in the bathroom and twisted the knob to the sink. Washing his hands thoroughly he asked, "What happened to you?" he asked with a natural voice.
"Don't act like you don't know," Kiba growled in a dangerous voice.
Sasuke looked up to him and frowned. "I honestly don't," his voice raised.
"Our eyes met the day it happened and you ran off!" Kiba barked.
Sasuke gave him a puzzled look, truly having no idea what he was talking about. "What?" he asked again.
"Yesterday! Some guys started trashing me and you turned to face me and rode of on that stupid bike!" Kiba cursed him. "I thought we were friends!" he was about to leave the bathroom.
"I don't know-," and then it just hit him. Sasuke remembered and felt a wave of shock running down on his body. "that was you?" he was obviously bewildered.
Kiba faced him. "Don't act like you don't know,"
"But I didn't know it was you!" Sasuke defended himself. "I thought...I didn't know!"
"Yeah right!" Kiba snapped and walked away.
Sasuke was lost for words and remained standing in the boy's bathroom with complete shock. He seriously didn't see this coming. He cursed himself for not knowing and splashed some water into his face.
By the time Sasuke stepped into clas, everyone knew about the incident. The whole school knew about the incident. The class went quiet glaring at the poor guy, as he walked slowly into class. Sakura and Hinata sat close to eachother, they seemed to be reading a magazine before Sasuke came in.
"I h-had no idea he was like that," Hinata responded in a quiet voice.
Sakura only watched as Sasuke walked to his desk with embarrassment knowing people were watching and he tilted his head when he saw the harsh glares Kiba was giving him.
"Oh, Sasuke!" Naruto wagged a finger at him playfully of course.
Sasuke glared at the blond and sank into his seat.
And that my friend, is how Sasuke lost his popularity...but much to Naruto's disappointment, it only lasted for a few minutes. "Look!" he stood up and pounded his fist on Kiba's desk. "I'm sorry that I didn't help you yesterday, but I didn't know it was you!"
Kiba stood up and grabbed Sasuke's collar with his unbroken hand. "Stop lying! You were looking straight into my eyes!"
"Yea, I did, but there was a glare, I couldn't see correctly!"
"It's true!" Sasuke grabbed a hold of Kiba's collar. "after all of the years, we have been friends, and I have I ever lied to you?" opps, that was a no brainer.
Kib growled,"All the time," he sneered.
"But, I'm not lying this time," Kiba looked into Sasuke's eyes, it didn't look like he was lying, but Sasuke was a pretty good liar. "how I could believe you?"
A few girls stood up from their seats, "We believe you Sasuke-kun!" they sqeaked.
"Shut up!" Kiba furiously shouted at the group of girls. "the only reason you're standing up for him is because he's good looking! You're just a bunch of shallow, slutty girls!" and that my friend, is how Kiba lost his popularity with the ladies.
The girls who stood up for Sasuke pouted and sank into thier chairs.
"You're just a big, fat, idiotic liar," Kiba gave him a scornful look.
Sakura couldn't take it much longer. She slammed her fist on her wooden table and it broke into two pieces. The class watched with pure shock as she did so, everyone was silent. Sakura walked over to Kiba and Sasuke, both watching her with wide eyes.
"Kiba-kun," Sakura placed a gentle hand on his shoulder. "If Sasuke says he didn't do it, than he obviously didn't do it," she gave him a reassuring look. "stop being such a baby and forgive him already!" she glared, the reassuring look disappeared.
Kiba flushed in her pressence and roughly pushed Sasuke away. "He's a liar, I don't think I can ever trust him again," he muttered softly and looked away.
"If you really think of Sasuke as a friend, than you'll believe anything he says," Sakura flashed Sasuke a sudden glare. "even if he's lied to you a thousand, a million times, you should believe him when the situation is serious," she told him. "otherwise, the years you spent with him as a friend means absolutely nothing," Sakura looked deep into Kiba's eyes. "does it mean nothing?" she asked.
Naruto smiled and at that moment, so did the rest of the class.
Kiba slowly shook his head. "I guess not," his face changed into a softer one when he looked at Sasuke. "I believe you," he smirked. "sorry about earlier," he rubbed his head with a sheepish grin on hs face.
Sasuke gave a smirk in return. "No, I'm sorry," Sasuke tried to hide up his relief and casually shoved his hands into his pockets.
"You two are real idiots, you know that!" Naruto, the loud mouth, just had to say.
Sasuke and Kiba looked at eachother. "You wanna throw him in the dumpster?" Kiba naturally asked.
"Sure," Sasuke agreed.
"Eh? I was kidding!" Naruto put waved both of his hands infront of him.
Sakura smiled and watched Sasuke and Kiba teasing Naruto as they tried to drag him out to the dumpster.
"Those were some touching words, Sakura," A voice from behind her replied.
Sakura turned to face a man with a mysterious mask on. "Kakashi-sensei? You were here this whole time?" she raised an eyebrow.
"I tend to blend in with the students," he winked.
Sakura looked at the person beside him. "Tsunade-sensei? You're here too?"
"I don't tend to blend in with the students," she rubbed the back ofher head sheepishly. "but I'm really good at hiding," she winked a similiar wink Kakashi gave her.
Sakura sweat dropped.
"Keep doing what you're doing, Sakura," Tsunade smirked and walked out of the class.
Two days later, Sakura, Sasuke and Naruto decided to stick to the matchmaking game and sat around Naruto's living room coffee table. Sakura crossed her legs and sighed. "I didn't know it would be this hard," she blew the strands of bangs that covered her face.
"Who should we match who with?" Naruto spoke.
Sasuke leaned back. "If it's the wrong person, everything will go wrong,"
The three sighed.
"Well, I've decided!" Naruto did a peace sign. "that I be the one to match people up!" he gave out a toothy smile.
Sasuke looked at him, "If you try to match people up, it'll just go terribly wrong," he told him.
"How would you know that, Sasuke-teme?" Naruto stood up, waving a fist in the air.
"Tomorrow then, try to match someone up and I'll be proved wrong,"
"OKAY!" Naruto flashed a smile.
Sakura shook her head, "This is not going to go well," she sighed.
Sasuke and Sakura stood at the top of the school's roof and patiently waited for Naruto's return. Sasuke promissed to treat Naruto free ice cream for the first three months if he succeeds. It took a while and Sakura wasn't so sure about this.
"He's awfully late," she glanced at her watch.
"It takes time for a person to match two people up," Sasuke told her. "of course it would only take me a couple of seconds," he flashed a smirk at Sakura.
Sakura shook her head and her gaze fell upon the stairs when she heard footsteps. "Naruto, did you do okay?" He watched the blond look down in disappointment.
And then unexpectedly he snapped his head up and did flashed two peace signs. "Matchmaking, the game of love, contestants number one, successful!" Sakura jumped up and down and hugged Naruto. Naruto coppied and jumped up and down with her.
"You didn't succeed, did you?" Sasuke dully asked.
"No," Naruto's head tilted down.
Sakura glared. "I did all that jumping for nothing,"
"They didn't want to listen to me!" he made a dramatic stance. "I begged and begged, I even bribed them with money, but not one budged! I really wanted that ice cream!" he cried.
"Pathetic," Sasuke and Sakura shook their heads.
Sakura spoke, "Okay, then it's decided, Sasuke-kun will be the matchmaker,"
Sasuke nodded his head, "and Naruto has no say in this,"
"Wait a minute!" Naruto stepped in. "I wanna be apart of this too!" he crossed his arms. "I wanna pick the couples you can match," he nodded his head.
Sasuke had a sick look on his face. "Knowing you, you'd probably chose the weirdes couple. No, I won't allow it," Sasuke made up his mind.
"Sakura-chyaan!" Naruto whined. "make him agree to it!" he had a pleading look in his eyes.
Sakura rolled her eyes. "Sasuke-kun, it's not very fair to Naruto, he's helped a lot before," she told him. Sasuke sighed and said,
"Fine, but I still think this is a bad idea, he's sure to chose the weirdest couple,"
"I won't," Naruto lifted his right hand. " I promise,"
"And there he goes, chosing the weirdest couple," Sasuke sighed.
The three sat in their new arranged seats and observed everone in their class. Kakashi decided it would be interesting to assign people into seats, sitting everyone to a person the complete opposite from themselves.
And it turned out to be really interesting, because Sakura was sat next to Naruto and Naruto was seated next to Sasuke. Sakura was at Naruto's right and Sasuke to his left. "So you're saying you want Neji and Tenten as a couple?" Sakura asked. Naruto nodded humbly and Sakura sighed. "No wonder you failed with the other couple, you paired up the opposites,"
"Naruto, why do you pair up the weirdest people up anyway?" Sasuke seriously asked, quite curious for the answer.
Naruto shrugged. "Just think about us, the three of us were opposites, I was weird, Sasuke's a popular jerk, and Sakura-chan...well I don't really know what she is," Sakura nudged Naruto on the arm playfully. "and just look how we turned out, we can't get enough of eachother!" he smirked.
"That's true, during school we always meet up at the roof, and every day after school we meet at Naruto's place spending the whole night there," Sakura smiled.
"So that's why I chose Neji and Tenten, they're complete opposites, they'll get along better that way anyhow," Naruto truly believed it. "it would be boring having the person you like have the exact same interest in you, it would be like...brother and sister,"
"Don't even go there," Sasuke shut him up.
"C'mon, match Neji and Tenten up," Naruto pushed him towards the two.
"why them?" it was the first time they have ever heard Sasuke grumble. "Neji's only interested in cute girls and Tenten isn't the cutest looking girl in school, if you haven't notice," he told them.
Sakura dashed her eyes over to Tenten, "Every time she mentions Neji's name, she blushes like crazy," Sakura giggled, "It's kind of cute,"
"This is the same girl who used to push you in dirt," Sasuke mentioned.
"She apologized along with the rest, except for Temari, she still hates me,"
"I'm still not so sure,"
"Is Sasuke-teme giving up?" Naruto smirked. "weren't you the one who said, 'I can do anything', wasn't it you who said that?" Naruto laughed.
Sasuke gave him a look. "I said no such thing,"
"But you were difinitely thinking it?"
"Of course I was," Sasuke smirked.
"Are you bragging?" Naruto muttered.
"Of course I am," he got up from his seat and walked towards Neji's.
Slowly thinking of what he's going to say, he tapped his foot on the ground nervously. As soon as Neji looked up Sasuke gulped all of his worries and said,
"Let's talk, outside," he gestured Neji to follow,
Neji gave him a look and raised his eyebrow. He shrugged it off and followed anyway. "You wanted something?" he asked.
"Yeah," Sasuke put a hand on Neji's shoulder and leaned closer. "are you interested in anyone?" he asked with a grin on his face. "a certain girl?"
Neji smirked. "I was thinking Haruno-,"
"No!" Sasuke suddenly blurted. "I mean...no, she's already off limits," Sasuke nervously wiped the seat off of his face. "But Tenten seems free,"
Neji's eyebrows raised even higher and he gave Sasuke a puzzled look.
"I mean, don't you think she's cute?" Sasuke looked over at Tenten who happened to be shoving chopsticks up her nose, laughing at the same time, 'She's ruining everything,' Sasuke turned Neji away and Neji's had a sick look on his face. "Heh, she has a nice sense of humour too," he nervously chuckled.
Neji shook his head, "I don't feel anything-,"
"But look at how cute she is!" Sasuke turned to see if Tenten's chopsticks were still in her nose and he sighed in relief when it was gone. "I would date her, but it's too bad," he pretended to sigh deeply with a hint of depression.
Neji looked at Tenten closer, "You know what?" Neji looked like he had just realized something, "she's really cute,"
"Yea, too bad she's way out of your league," Sasuke sighed again.
"Y-You're right," Neji's eyes widened with realization. "she's way out of my league, what should I do?" Neji seemed to be desperate for an answer.
Sasuke pointed to Tenten, "Tell her she's cute and ask her out, do it before you're too late," Sasuke pushed him into the classroom.
Neji slowly walked up the to 'cutie' and a blush appeared on his face. "Anou...Tenten?" he cleared his voice. "I normally don't say this often, but...I think you're really cute," Tenten's face blushed and her eyes seemed to say 'shock' to point out the obvious.
"N-Neji-kun...," Tenten had stars in her eyes.
"Maybe we could...go out? Not that I'm desperate or anything," he quickly replied.
Tenten wrapped her arms around the blushing boy and screamed, "yes! Yes! YES!"
"Wow," Sakura had a shocked look. "Sasuke's a natural,"
Naruto crossed his arms, "I could've done better than that,"
"Atleast it didn't take him a whole hour," Sakura teased.
"Hmph!" Naruto pouted.
"I'm gonna use the bathroom! Don't do any match making while I'm gone!" Naruto gave him a warning and took off to the bathroom in a rush.
Sasuke walked out of his class. "Like I'm going to listen to you,"
It took about half an hour for Naruto to come out of the bathroom. But it was finally over with it. Naruto rubbed his stomach and zipped his pants up. His stomach felt soothing and he grinned to himself. Walking out of the bathroom he waved a fist in the air.
"Let the matchmaking game beg-EH?" everywhere his eyes took him, there were couples holding hands and cuddling close to eachother.
Naruto stood there shocked. Girls and boys were kissing, hugging, making out, and he knew exactly what had happen. "Sasuke-teme!" he growled making a fist.
But the only reason why he was so angry was because this all happened in thirty minutes! How can it be?
"I'm so pissed!" Naruto ran to find Sasuke and kick his butt. "I was supposed to pick the couples!" he pouted and stompped on the ground.
Sakura spent her free period with Hinata. And when Naruto finally came out of the bathroom she gestured him to come over. Naruto did so, but not with his usual cheerful face. "Naruto, Sasuke did a good job, ne?" Sakura laughed, looking on the expression on his face.
"He did everything without me," he crossed his arms.
Hinata blushed and looked away as Naruto made his way next to Hinata. He grabbed a seat and sat, crossing his arms. "Sasuke-teme," he growled. "he's always leaving me out!" he made a fist. "I'll kill him, for sure!" he promised himself.
Sasuke came in a few minutes later.
"Sasuke! I'm gonna kill you!" Naruto got up from his seat.
"You were taking a long time in the bathroom, I couldn't wait any longer," Sasuke told him.
"How long did you wait?" Naruto eyed him.
"I'm gonna kill you!"
"It doesn't take a person two minutes to use the bathroom,"
"It does when that person is taking a dump!"
"How was I supposed to know that?"
"Shut up! I'm gonna kill you!"
Sakura was caught inbetween the two. "Guys! Break it up! People aren't bothering me anymore!" she seperated the two. "wasn't that the whole point of the matchmaking game?" she growled with frustration.
"I guess," Naruto crossed his arms sticking a tongue out on Sasuke.
"Let it go," Sakura stopped the fight. "Now, Hinata-chan brought some sushi, let's just eat in peace, we did what we had to do and everything is back to normal," she spoke in a calm voice.
Sasuke and Naruto looked at eachother and glared. "Right, Sasuke did what he had to do, I was in the bathroom unaware of it," Naruto rambled on and on while picking up a sushi and popping it into his mouth. "this is actaully good," Naruto lit up and stuffed as many sushi in his mouth as he possibly can.
Hinata blushed with glee.
"I really like Hinata's sushi!" Naruto chanted over and over again, popping little pieces and rice and nori in his mouth. "Hahaha-eh?" he looked into the box filled with nothing but air. "Ah!" he panicked."I ate the whole thing!" he cried.
While Sakura and Sasuke couldn't bare to see Naruto like this, they got up on their feet and decided it was time to take off. "Sorry Naruto, but it's getting late, I should go," Sakura watched the blond pounding on the ground like a little kid.
"I can't believe I ate it all!" he whimpered.
Sasuke rolled his eyes and told Sakura, "I'll walk you home,"
Sakura nodded her head thankfully and Sasuke walked her out. Naruto, having absolutely no notice of them at all, continued to grumble. "Why?" he looked at his empty plate where his sushi had once been in.
A few miles away...
"That Naruto really is quite a character," Sakura had an irritated look on her face.
"You don't even know the half of it," Sasuke had a look of annoyance on his face.
Sasuke didn't quite know how he managed to keep his eyes off of Sakura, but he seemed to be keeping a distance from her. He felt a cold rush of air hit his shoulder and shuddered. It was the snowing season and it was colder than ever. All he had was a light jacket and warm gloves. But somehow it wasn't enough.
Sakura noticed his shiver and gracefully slid her blue scarf away from her neck. "It's not much," she warpped the thin piece of cloth around Sasuke's neck. "but it'll keep you warm," she reassured him. Sasuke was pretty sure he had felt a moment of weakness around her and slightly flushed with embarrassment.
"Thanks," he muttered softly.
Her lips looked awfully delicious at the moment and he leaned in closer. Sakura hadn't notice, her eyes were kept close when she felt snow on her eyelashes. Sasuke felt so close to Sakura, it was like they're lips were already touching.
Reaching in, he closed his eyes and then...
All of a sudden, there was a bight flash! Sasuke came to a halt and pulled back. Sakura noticed the flash also and asked, "What was that?" she raised and eyebrow.
Sasuke shrugged and started to walk away. Turning his head to face Sakura, he flashed a sly grin. "I'll see you tomorrow," and he disappeared from there on.
Sakura blinked, "What just happened?"
Sasuke opened the door to his apartment to see his older brother and uncle...arm westling? Something weird is going on. Itachi almost usually never arm wrestles, especially against his uncle. His uncle seemed to have a strained look on his face, and Itachi's face looked as normal as ever, casual even, with a book in his hand.
Sasuke sweat dropped. It was like seeing Kakashi-sensei all over again. "What are you guys doing?" he suppressed a sigh.
"He promissed to buy mochi...if I win," Itachi replied shortly.
Sasuke extinguished another sigh. Only he and his uncle knew about Itachi's undying love for mochi, especially the pink colored ones. Itachi gathered all of his strength in his right arm and a heavy force of gravity suddenly took over.
"AH!" Sasuke's uncle cried the cry of defeat.
"I win," Itachi spoke with absolutely no emotion.
Itachi forcefully grabbed his uncle's wallet and tossed it to Sasuke. "You know what to do," he casually replied.
Sasuke rolled his eyes, "I guess I'm leaving again," he turned to the door.
The three Uchiha men sat around the small table, much like Naruto's small coffee table and ate their meal in peace. Except for the lovable uncle, he wallowed throught out the whole time. "I can't believe I lost my money to some kid," he wimpered.
The phone rang during desert time and Uncle picked it up. "Hello," his voice was high pitched. "AH! he looked up at Sasuke and Itachi with bright eyes, "It's your mother!" he whispered.
Sasuke and Itachi straightened up and looked at their uncle with curious eyes.
"Hai...of course they're here...nani?...anou...," he looked up at the ceiling and counted in his head. "I think I only one, why?" he asked. Itachi and Sasuke grew even more curious. What was he talking about? "Eh? Fine, fine! Itachi! You're turn, make it quick!" Uncle held the phone out.
Itachi got up and took the phone away from uncle's hand. "Okaasan?" he spoke. "Why?" he asked. There seemed to be a long pause and he also counted in his head. "Why is it so important?...okay, okay...four, I think...yes four," he looked up at Sasuke and held out the phone, "make it fast," he told him.
Sasuke grabbed the phone and spoke.
"Kaachan?" he answered.
"Sasuke, hurry! How many friends do you have?"
"Hurry, this is a long distance phone call! We don't have much time!"
"Then...," Sasuke thought about it. " two, I have two-,"
Sasuke stared at the phone in his hands, "It hung up," he casually tossed it back to it's place and sat next the Itachi. "she finally get's to speak with us, and she asks us how many friends we have, what's that about?" Sasuke grumbled.
"Your mother told me she made a lot of friends were she is, and she was curious to know how many we have," Uncle sighed, "I only have one," he shook his head with disappointment. "I would've thought you boys had thousands of friends,"
Itachi faced Sasuke, "So you have two friends?" he looked satisfied, "inheriting father's attitude, I would've thought you had none," he popped a little piece of mochi in his mouth.
"You thought wrong, I have two friends," Sasuke leaned back on the wall behind him.
Itachi nodded his head, "Could it be the loud blond who waits outside every morning screaming your name?" he asked.
Sasuke had a vision from yesterday...
"Sasuke-teme!" Sasuke opened his window to see Naruto on his bike shouting nonsense. "I'm getting tired of waiting!" he shouted.
Sasuke felt like he had dark circles under his eyes and grumpily yelled, "Leave me alone!" he shut his window closed.
"Sasuke-teme!" he heard a muffled voice.
"Ugh...," Sasuke groaned into his pillow.
Sasuke frowned, " He's definitely not my friend," he crossed his arms.
"Or could it be," Itachi's sharp mind kicked in. "the jumpy girl with pink hair?"
Sasuke had another vision of yesterday...
"Ohayo Sasuke-kun!" Sakura brightly smiled. "People in your apartment are complaining about Naruto's loud voice," she whispered putting a hand at the side of her mouth.
Sasuke had a tired look on his face.
"We better hurry before he gets louder! Eh? Sasuke-kun! Sasuke-kun!" Sasuke shut the door infront of him and grouchily made his way to his bed.
"She's annoying," he simply stated, "But I guess I can call her my...," and uncle interupted.
"Speaking of friendship," he replaced a smile on his usual grim face. "It's actaully something I've kept bottled up until now," he gather both Itachi and Sasuke, who groaned, and forced them into listening to their uncle's wacky stories.
They sat around the living room's coffee table and discussed.
"I have a friend, who actaully killed a guy," he gulped. Sasuke and Itachi looked at eachother with concerned faces. His story actaully caught their interests. "he dragged his over sized suitcase up the staris to this apartment with a dead body in it. He obviously struggled and brought the body into that spot where I am pointing at,"
Their uncle pointed at a spot next to them and shuddered, "He said to me, ' Kayashi, I've done something...unforgivable, I'm in big trouble,' and I sat him down and listened to his story, the whole story, I sat him down and listened,"
Itachi spoke, "Didn't you send him to the police?" he asked.
Uncle made a face, "Of course I sent him to the police! Do you think your uncle's an idiot?" Sasuke and Itachi blinked. "but the point of the story, is to listen to your friend, no matter what the situation is and listen to the whole story before judging him,"
Sasuke and Itachi nodded their heads. It was pretty quiet from there on.
Until they heard something being dragged along the stairs. It sounded heavy...like a body in a suitcase! Sasuke gulped, even Itachi had a startled look on his face. The sound came closer and closer until it finally reached they're apartment. Uncle gulped with fear and hugged Itachi and Sasuke close together.
"Get off," Itachi sweat dropped.
The door slammed wide open to reveal a blond spiky haired boy with a huge suitcase in his hand. "Naruto?" Sasuke's eyes widened when he saw over sized suitcase.
Naruto dropped the suitcase in the same spot Uncle's friend had dropped it and panted. He wiped the sweat from his forehead and continued to pant. "I...," his voice was shaky. "I did something unforgivable," he trembled. "I'm in big trouble,"
The Uchiha's eyes shot wide open. "Anou...," Itachi spoke. "does this sound a bit familiar to you?"
"Naruto," Sasuke slowly kneeled foward to the blond. "I'll listen to what you have to say," he told him, "but first," he looked at the suitcase, "what's in there?" he pointed at the mysterious black case.
Naruto looked at the suitcase and opened it very slowly. The three Uchiha's slowly looked inside. There was a moment of pause, and then three sweat drops appeared. "What the heck is this?" Sasuke muttered.
"Let's have a slumber party!" Naruto peace sign.
The three looked confouned with a hint of relief.
"What are you talking about, Baka?" Sasuke crossed his arms.
Naruto pointed to each object in his suitcase. "I brought extra clothes, a toothbrush, a frying pan, a mallet, firecrackers, and party hats!" Naruto placed the funny looking hat on his head. "this is gonna be my first sleepover," he excitedly replied.
"Who said you were sleeping ov-,"
"What's the mallet for?" Itachi examined the toy mallet carefully.
"Just incase Sasuke tries something wrong and disgusting." Naruto faked a growl.
"Shouldn't be the other way around?" Sasuke mumbled.
"What about the firecrackers?" Uncle picked up the little piece of objects.
"Incase of an emergency," Naruto shrugged.
"And the frying pan?" Itachi spoke.
"...I don't know why I brought that along?" Naruto sheepishly rubbed the back of his head. "It looked like a good think to bring at the time,"
Sasuke and the rest gave him a weird look. "But...what was with the dramatic look and the 'I'm in trouble' speach?" Sasuke gave Naruto a frosty glare.
"Oh, that," Naruto looked like he was in thought. "The temparary president for my dad's company came over today. He started talking about my future and crap, and then we started a fight,"
Uncle made a noise, "Words can be hurtfull sometimes," he pointed out.
"Words?" Naruto gave him a questioning look. "I meant real fighting," he casually replied. "I ruined old man's place really bad, and I think he's mad at me, so I'm gonna stay here for the night,"
Sasuke's head dropped and he sighed.
Before everyone knew it, it was near Christmas, and people everywhere planned on doing some chirstmas shopping including the teachers.
"What should I her?" Sasuke and Naruto both looked at eachother, giving off weird looks.
"Who were you talking about?" Naruto pretended to be easygoing.
"No one in particular," Sasuke replied with the same posture.
The two looked at eachother with heated stares.
"So...," Naruto started the conversation, "what are you getting...Sakura for Christmas?" Naruto lifted an eyebrow.
Sasuke gave him a look and said, "I'm sure it's better than what you're giving her," he accidently slipped. Maybe he said too much. Naruto began to fume and his mouth opened. Yep, he said too much.
"Yeah right!" Naruto pointed a finger at Sasuke. "you can barely afford a tissue box!"
Sasuke gave Naruto a sharp look, "I happen to take that seriously," he calmly mumbled.
And at the right cue, Sakura came into the classroom. "What's up?" she sat next to Naruto.
Naruto's eyes brightened. "N-Nothing," he stuttered.
Sakura smiled. " o, what are you guys planning to do on Christmas?" she asked.
Sasuke shrugged. "Itachi went to Kyoto to spend Christmas with dad, and my uncle thinks he scored on a 'chick'," Sasuke sighed. "so he's spending his time with her at a hotel, I'm gonig to be alone, what about you Naruto," he quickly passed the subjet to the crazy blond.
"Me too," he sighed. "Ojiisan spending his Christmas with his own family in Hawaii, leaving me all by myself!" Naruto grumbled. "what about you Sakura-chan?"
Sakura sighed as well. "My parents are off on a business trip,"
"On Christmas?" Naruto felt outraged.
"It's normal," she shrugged. "and the maids have their own family to spend time with, so I'll be alone too," the two boys seemed to be taken back.
And Naruto felt a great urge of happiness overwhelming him. "Yosh!" he slammed the table with fist. "Sakura-chan and Sasuke will spend Christmas with me!" he grinned with a heavy load of happiness. "that way, no one will be lonely!"
Sakura actaully smiled. "Ah! That's a great idea!" Sakura praised Naruto's idea. "I don't know why I hadn't thought about that before!" she snapped her fingers.
"Sasuke-teme! You better be at my place when Christmas comes!" Naruto warned.
"Sure, whatever," Sasuke brushed him off.
"Then it's settled," Sakura nodded her head.
Their class was empty for a while and it was only the three of them, sitting alone and thinking about Christmas. Sakura couldn't help but hum a tune, Naruto seemed to be chuckling, and Sasuke leaned back on his chair and looked up to the ceiling.
"Ah, it's so refreshing to see real friend gathering up like this," a voice from behind sighed.
Sakura, Naruto, and Sasuke looked taken back and instantly jumped into their seat. "Tsunade-baachan! What are you doing sneaking up on us like that!" Naruto held his chest, feeling a heartattack.
"Don't talk Naruto, you do it all the time," Tsunade growled showing her white teeth. "and when are you gonna stop calling me baachan?" she muttered.
"What are you doing here, Tsunade-sensei?" Sakura asked.
"I just wanted to give you these!" Tsunade flashed a grin and held out three mini dolls, small enough to fit into someone's hand.
Tsunade passed them out, she threw a doll with a pink kimono at Sakura. Sakura caught it and observed it carefully. Naruto caught his, and his was a doll with an orange kimono, he held it to his face and raised and eyebrow. And Sasuke exmained his thoroughly, a little doll and a blue Kimino.
Sakura looked up at Tsunade. "These look like mini versions of Kokeshi dolls," she said.
"It is, but it's much more than that," Tsunade winked. "When you collect three, orange, pink and blue, it was said you'd have good luck for three years.
Sasuke gave Tsunade a curious look, "But why pass your luck onto us?" he asked.
Tsunade wagged her finger. "I had enough of luck! I'm giving it to you three. Be the best friends you can be," and with that, she disappeared into thin air...actaully she walked out of the classroom, but it's basically the same thing.
Hinata stood behind the wall and hid herself in Naruto's presence. "Naruto-kun...," she sighed, a tiny blush appeared on her face. She was so touched when Naruto told her that the sushi she made was awesome, she melted, and hardly left her room that day.
Having the courage to look at him up close was unexpected for her, and she pondered on her thoughts, wondering if she should talk to him. She looked at the envolope in her hands and a tiny grin appeared on her face.
Naruto was just a few feet away from her. They were all alone and he sat on the cafeteria table eating the stolen food he was currently enjoying. Hinata summoned every amount of courage and slowly made her way towards Naruto.
Naruto heard steps coming his way and instantly shouted, "Sakura-chan! You cam-," he was quite surprised when he saw a girl with dark hair hovering over Naruto like some shadow. "Oh," he looked slightly disappointed. "Hinata-chan, I didn't know it was you!" he nervously laughed.
Hinata stepped forward and gripped onto the envelope she held in her hands. "Naruto-kun!" she handed it towards him. "y-you probably don't want to see this, but you have t-the right to know," she handed Naruto the envolope.
He greatfully excepted it and opened it up sloppily. His smile disappeared in an instant when he saw what was in it. Pictures...but not just any ordinary pictures.
Hinata inwardly grinned. "I f-found it lying around," she told him.
Naruto had a look of disappointment and threw the pictures away from him as if they were just regular photos.
"Aren't you...angry?" Hinata had a glint of hope in her eyes.
Naruto nodded his head. "If...that's what's best," his eyes turned dull."But...I still love her,"
Hinata's clutched onto her bag. "But...they're together, aren't you atleast a little angry!" Hinata lost the stuttering in her voice. And once again, Naruto shook his head. "don't you care about your feelings?"
"You don't get it, do you?" he stood up, towering over Hinata. "for me, Sasuke and Sakura come first, I come second," he turned to go, leaving Hinata in complete shock.
It's Christmas! And japan was thick with snow. Everywhere was a white christmas! Children were throwing snow balls at eachother and others were enjoying their time with their families.
Night fell early and Naruto's place was decorated nicely. His usual small messy living room was now a small neat decorated red and green living room. Red and green lights filled the little room and a small little christmas tree stood at the corner of the wall.
Sakura and Sasuke sat down for a cup of 'Naruto's special home-made ramen' and exchanged odd looks. 'Looks bad, but tastes great!' Naruto would have to explain every second they stared at the weird looking cup of noodles.
Sakura picked up her chopstick, unsure if she should be the one who goes first. Naruto slurped on his second bowl, happily. Naruto looked like he enjoyed it, but Sakura was still unsure. Naruto would eat anything! Ice cream with ramen soup, furikake covered gummy bears, steak dipped in chocolate?
Sakura squinted her eyes together and slurped the noodles infront of her. And to her surprise...
"Oishi!" the way she ate looked a lot like Naruto at that moment.
Sasuke was the last to try Naruto's special ramen. He slurped the noodles and shrugged. "Not bad," he tried to sound casual when in actaul, he was hiding his 'delicious' look.
"Okay! Okay!" Naruto threw the bowls into the sink. "It is time...to unwrap the presents!" he made a peace sign.
Sakura giggled and pulled a beautifully wrapped Christmas gift placing it on the table for everyone to see. "I was told to bring one present," she looked at Naruto.
Sasuke nodded his head, pulling another wrapped present out of his bag. "Me too," and Naruto nodded his head.
"Yosh, everything's in order," Naruto pulled his gift out and said, "Okay, the presents aren't supposed to be for one certain person," Sasuke and Sakura had confused looks on their faces. "we pass it around and sing 'jingle bells' and when the song stops, the present in your hand will be the present you recieve," Naruto dramactically replied.
Sakura laughed. "You had this all planned out, didn't you?"
"Of course!" Naruto widely grinned.
Sasuke sighed, "Must we do something so stupid?"
"Of course!" Naruto deeply frowned. "Okay, everyone has to sing, even Sasuke," Naruto eyed him. "Ready?" Sakura and Sasuke nodded their head."Go!"
"Dashing throught the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, O'er the fields we go, laughing all the way. Bells on bob tails ring, making spirits bright, what fun it is to laugh and sing a sleighing song tonight. Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ridein a one horse open sleigh. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh. A day or two ago, I thought I'd take a ride-,"
"AH! Sasuke-teme, you ruined it!"
"Sasuke-kun, are you alright?" Sakura looked concerned.
Sasuke flushed, "I forgot the words," he sheepishly shrugged.
Sakura and Naruto laughed.
"I didn't think it was important to sing the second part of the song!" Sasuke crossed his arms defensively.
"Okay, okay, let's just sing the first part," Sakura giggled.
"Ready, GO!" Naruto shouted.
"Dashing through to snow, in a one horse open sleigh, O'er the fields we go, laughing all the way. Bells on bob tails ring, making spirits bright, what fun it is to laugh and sing a sleighing song tonight. Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh,"
The three looked down and noticed they had the same presents in their hands. Sakura frowned with disappointment and Sasuke made an angry face, knowing they'd have to start all over.
"I ended up taking my own present," Sakura sighed. "maybe we should do it again?" she suggested.
Sasuke heavily sighed.
And Naruto nodded his head. "Hai, hai, let's do it again,"
"Shouldn't we sing a different song though?" Sakura spoke.
"No, it has to be the same song! Let's sing it faster! Ready, GO!"
Singing the song even faster, they finally came to a halt and panted. Sakura looked up and noticed she had Sasuke's present. Naruto had Sakura's, and Sasuke had Naruto's.
"Let's open it together," Naruto tore the wrapping paper up and both Sasuke and Sakura did the same.
The three looked at eachother and placed their present on the table. "the three of us ended up giving away the kokeshi doll Tsunade-sensei gave us," Sakura sighed.
"I guess we all have the same minds," Sasuke spoke. "as much as I hate to say it," he looked at Naruto.
It was New Year's Eve, and Sakura, Sasuke, and the lovable blond child decided to meet up again at Naruto's place once again. It was dark and the christmas decorations were still hanging on the walls and the christmas tree still stood by the corner.
Sasuke laid down on the wooden floors and Sakura and Naruto were sitting next to the coffee table heavy on thoughts.
"Guys," Sakura spoke. "Is there anything you ever regretted doing this year?" her question was simple and easy.
Sasuke thought about it andshook his head, "No, I don't regret anything," he stared at Sakura.
"What about you?" Sasuke asked.
Sakura happilyshook her head, "Nothing I can think of, Naruto?" she asked.
Naruto looked unsure and shook his head, "No, I don't think so," he replied. "but there is one thing I'd like to forget," he said.
Sakura and Sasuke gave him curious looks and quirked an eyebrow. "What?" they asked.
Naruto sighed and got up from his seat. Looking carefully through the bookcase that appeared to be in the living room, he searched. Struggling to carry the huge vase, he carefully placed it on the table for everyone to see.
Sasuke sat up and looked at it, "This is what you want to forget?" he asked,"a huge vase?"
Naruto stuck his tongue out and shook his head, "No, the thing inside of it," he lifted the lid up and the most stinkest odor mixed with the air,
"T-That stinks!" Sakura covered her nose. "what's in there?"
"So that's what you wanted to forget?" Sasuke repeated, "the smell coming from your vase?"
Naruto stuck his tongue out again and shook his head...again. "No, it's the thing inside,"
Sasuke and Sakura looked inside. The vase was filled with brown icky substances. "So that's what you wanted to forget?" he said again. "Dirt?"
Naruto shook his head, "It's in here somewhere," he picked up his chopsticks and started digging in the dirt. "Where is it?" and then a thin piece of paper appeared.
Sakura picked it up and dusted the dirt away. She slowly unrolled the piece of paper and sweat dropped. Sasuke grew curious and looked over Sakura's shoulder. His face had the same bored expression as always. "So that's what you wanted to forget?" he said. "An F you got on a test?"
"Eh?" Naruto looked at the paper and shook his head, "that's not it!" he dug deeper into the dirt. "I can't find it!" he cried.
Sakura rolled her eyes and atempted to grab something from the inside of her bag, "It's not here?" she said.
"I know!" Naruto dug even deeper into the vase filled with dirt.
"I'm going to check outside, I think I dropped my handkerchief," she got up to leave. She's been losing her handkerchief a lot lately.
Naruto grinned, "I'll help you!" he said, forgetting about the thing he wanted to forget...weird?
Sasuke sighed as he watched the two walk away. It would take quite a while, and he decided to look for the thing Naruto wanted to forget so badly. Picking up the chopsticks, he looked through the vase filled with dirt and found something.
A piece of paper? Or more like a photograph, a picture! Sasuke picked it up and dusted the dirt that stuck to the picture. His eyes went wide, seeing a picture of Sasuke leaning in to kiss Sakura. Who took this picture?
And his memory kicked in. He saw a flash interupting the kiss Sasuke was about to give, and gripped the picture tight. "Whoever took this," he growled. "I'm gonna kick his ass," shoving the picture way into the vase.
"So that's what Naruto wanted to forget,"
School started a few weeks later and January rolled in pretty quickly. Students everywhere had the nerve to talk about a game that was coming up this week and didn't even mention anything to Sakura! She pounded her fist on her desk and growled. "I'm really hating people right now," she brushed her pink bangs away from her face.
She would ask someone about the game once in a while, but the girls would turn around, completely ignoring her presence and dragging their boyfriends along. Sakura sat at her desk and thought.
"I wonder what's going on?" the talking to herself through out the whole period went on and until her eyes fell upon Rock Lee.
He sighed and sunk into his seat as if his day was going horribly wrong. Sakura continued to stare at him and her eyes became soft.
"He looks really sad," she felt a hint of sadness for him.
And just when she was about to get out of her seat to confort the poor boy, Sasuke and Naruto walked in, making a flashy interance.
"Get off me!" Sasuke struggled to pull Naruto off of his shoulders.
"I wanna piggy back ride! My legs hurt!" Naruto grumbled.
"Fag! Get off!" Sasuke finally approached his original seat and pulled Naruto off. "baka," he hissed and sat next to Sakura.
Sasuke's quirked an eyebrow noticing how silent Sakura's been today. His eyes gazed upon Lee, knowing she was staring at him. A slight chill ran down his spine. 'Does she have feelings for him?' he pondered, constantly looking from Lee to Sakura.
"I wonder what's gotten him in a bad mood?" Sakura sighed, "he's usually the happiest guy in class," she let off a concerned look.
Sasuke sighed with a huge amount of relief. "It must be the game, every year he get's like that," Sasuke had his 'everything is boring to me' tone in his voice.
"Yea! About that!" Sakura made sure he would have her attention. "what's with the 'game' anyway? Everybody's talking it! I wanna know to!" Sakura pouted.
Sasuke gaped. 'She's hanging around Naruto too much,' snapping out of his thoughts, and started to explain. "It's called the Sakura game,"
Sakura's eyes lit up. "They named a game after me?" she had a flattered look on her bright face.
Sasuke chuckled lightly. "You may be popular, Sakura," he told her, "but not everything's about you," his unusually light voice switched to a normal mutter.
Sakura crossed her arms, "I'm aware of that," her mood darkened.
Naruto suddenly jumped into the conversation. "The Sakura game is simple actaully!" he flushed. "it was usually placed on valentines day, but for some reason, they placed the game on January 12,"Naruto cleared his throat. "the Sakura gameis set in the cafeteria. Two people would go up on the stage, one person would stand next to two levers,"
Sakura nodded taking notes in her head.
"The other," Naruto continued. "would stand next to two buckets over his/her head. The person under the buckets would confess his/her undying love for the person next to the lever, and if the other person returns the feelings, then they would pull the right lever spilling cherry blossoms all over that person's head. But if he/she rejects, then they would pull the left lever filled with water," Naruto left no detail out.
Sakura gasped, "Wouldn't that embarrass the person standing under the buckets?" she frowned.
"Of course it would," Sasuke stuffed his hands into his pockets. "that's why people go to the stupid thing otherwise," he told her. "to watch people get embarrassed," he shrugged.
Sakura could've sworn she saw Sasuke flinch, "Demo...what does that have to do with Lee?"
Naruto grinned, "Funny story actaully!" he laughed. "Lee used to be one of the popular guys in school,"
"Eh?" Sakura had a look of shock on her face.
"That's right! His hair was in style, his eyebrows weren't as fuzzy, and he had tons of girls by his side," Naruto paused, satified with the look Sakura gave him. "until a girl rejected him," Sasuke and Naruto remembered that day well...
"Temari! I am in love with you! Let's be together and make out!" Lee held a rose towards Temari.
Being the meanie she is, she told him. "Baka! Sasuke's my one and true love," and she pulled the left lever.
A bucket contained with gallons of water, fell on Lee's hair, flatting it out and making it like it is to this day.
"And that's how Lee's, once spiky black hair, flattened," Naruto replied dramatically.
"Poor guy...," Sakura continued to stare at Lee.
"Ever since then, he found comfort with Gai-sensei, the PE teacher," Sasuke exclaimed.
"What? I thought they were relatives or something?" Sakura quirked an eyebrow.
"No, they just have similiar tastes in weirdness," Naruto made a reply.
"I should comfort him!" Sakura made a move to stand up."and give him a cupcake!"
But before she could even move, a hand laid on her shoulder, "He likes to be left alone on days like this, he'll return to normal next week," Sasuke reassured her. "and why a cupcake?"
Sasuke, Naruto and Sakura were sitting on the roof as usual, but something strange happened. Down below, the teachers were announcing that the Sakura game was moved up to today for reasons that were unknown.
"Everyone! Meet at the cafeteria at One o'clock, the Sakura game will take place then, and as soon as the game is over...," Tsunade yelled. "everybody's free to go home!" she threw pieces of confetti in the air. "be there," she made a serious face. And the teachers headed for the cafeteria setting up for the special event.
For some reason, Naruto and Sasuke grew nervous and both were staring at Sakura. Sakura noticed their gazes and looked at them, "What?" she eyed them.
The two looked away. "Nothing," both muttered.
Sakura lurched foward and smirked, "I can't wait to confess," she had stars in her eyes.
Naruto and Sasuke gaped at her. "C-Confess?" both stammared with a hint of fear in their voice.
"Mm!" Sakura giggled making her way to the stairs, "I'll meet you guys at the cafeteria," said Sakura before she left.
The two boys tilted their heads down with grief. "Confess?" muttered the blond and the raven haired fellowes.
"Aiko-chan! I love you!"
Aiko pulled the left lever, but before she could, she told him, "Gomen, I don't feel the same," and the huge bucket of water spilled upon the poor soaked boy.
The crowd laughed
The teachers who appeared to be at the back of the cafeteria nodded their heads, "This is s cruel game, I wonder why the principal never went against it?" Kurenai shook her head with a clear sign of disappointment.
Tsunade slapped her knee and busted a gut from laughing so hard.
The teachers sweat dropped and gaped at the laughing vice-principal.
"That get's me all the time," she wiped a tear from her eye.
Shizune, one of the newest teacher of Konoha high, looked at her former sensei, "Tsunade-sama, how mean...," she looked at Tsunade with a look of 'why?'.
"Quite amussing, no?" Sarutobi laughed. "this way, people will know how their crushes actaully feel about them," he nodded his head.
Gai's bowl cut hair flew into the wind. "Demo...won't they feel sad when they're dumped, that is not the way of the youth!" he waved a fist in the air.
"Definitely not," the teachers agreed with him for the very first time.
Sarutobi sighed, "It's school tradition," he told them. "this game has been played for years and was invented by the second principal of this school, and you know how sick minded your great uncle was...," Sarutobi whispered towards the blond.
Tsunade nodded her head and said, "But...I really love this game! I crushed tons of hearts when I was a student," she laughed, memories flooded in her mind. "my great uncle's a genius, HAHAHA!" she watched another get dumped in the head with a heavy amount of water. "never get's old,"
Meanwhile, with the students...
"Sasuke-kun," whispered a girl from behind.
Thinking it was Sakura, something inside of him lit up, and he turned to face the girl with a light smile on his face. But as soon as he did, his smile turned into an instant frown,
"Oh, Ino...," his head looked down in disappointment.
"I think you're up next," she smiled, "I heard you have twenty girls lining up for you," Sasuke got up and dusted off the imaginary dust on his school uniform. "last year you had a hundred, what happened?" she looked quite curious.
Sasuke turned to face her and shrugged, "I'm next," he jogged to the stage. Naruto stood way in the back where the teachers were and crossed his arms. He lifted his thumbs to do a thumbs up and mouthed, 'good luck!'.
Sasuke gave the boy a nod and stood by the two levers. Seeing a whole bunch of girls giggling, thinking they actaully had a chance, really made him sick. He rolled his eyes and before he knew it, twenty girls were dumped with water and soaked with disappointment.
He was about to take off until he heard the announcer yell, "Wait!" he grabbed the mike, "there's one more girl!" the crowd went wild, cheering Sasuke on and giving away perverted smirks and a few peace signs towards the bored Sasuke Uchiha. "Ladies and Gentlemen!" the announcer spoke loudly in his mike, but sighed with disappointment. "Sakura Haruno!"
The crowd's usual screaming cheer turned to a dead silent cafeteria. Sasuke's eyes widened as Sakura stood under the two buckets and Naruto's eyes sadden as he watched Sakura stare lovingly into Sasuke's eyes. "What's this?" his voice was dead serious.
"Sasuke-kun!" she smiled flipping her pink hair behind her ear. "I like you," she said.
The teachers were wondering why it was suddenly so quiet? The students looked at her with hundreds of faces going down, and looked at the ground with disappointment. Naruto especially, his friends came first, and he wanted what was best for them, but why did it have to be this?
At first, Sasuke's eyes shot up at the pink-haired girl with unspeakable happiness. But his head slowly turned, seeing two shocked and sad looking blonds tilting their heads down with the clearest sign of saddness.
But right now, he had to confess his feelings towards the girl, before it's too late. Too shocked and startled to even speak, his hands were placed on one of the levers. Not even bothering to see which one, his mind instantly told him to pull the right one.
His eyes never left her's once, and he grabbed onto a lever, shaking furiously. This was the first time he was actaully going to pull the right lever and he would do so with a happy heart. But something horribly wrong happened.
"Ah!" Sakura put her hands over her head, feeling the cold and wetness of the water that spilled on the top of her head. Her curls straightened and her eyes widened with a look of horror. Sasuke's eyes were the same, but his were even worse.
Looking at the wet girl that stood infront of him, he looked at his hands slowly and noticed his hands were clutching the left lever. He let go at an instant, and looked up at Sakura. The crowd of student gasped, wondering why he would ever dump a girl like Sakura?
Naruto wondered the same thing, but his heart pained to see the look in Sakura's eyes.
"You...," Sakura spoke. "don't like me?" she asked in a shaky voice.
Sasuke nodded his furiously. "No, Sakura it's not...I just...it was-," but before he could continue with a better explanation, Sakura turned her heel and began to walk away.Sasuke did nothing but watch her leave. His mind was screaming, 'go after her!' but his body was frozen, stuck in spot, unable to move.
Ino had a relieved look on her face and Naruto was already out of sight. Sasuke stood on the stage, infront of hundreds of student and flushed with embarrassment. It would've been less embarrassing if people weren't watching.
Sakura was found in her empty class and tears streamed down on her pale embarrassed face. Clutching onto her heart she sobbed. Her heart was broken into pieces, the other girls didn't seem to mind Sasuke's rejection, but this is the first time she has ever been rejected.
The first time she has ever been rejected from the person she truly loves. She gripped solidly onto Sasuke's desk. Memories flooded her mind. All about Sasuke and Naruto. She was much happier when they were friends.
Talking about everything besides what they meant to eachother. Of course they would say, 'we're best friends!' but for Sakura, she loved Sasuke with all of her heart. For Sasuke, he loved Sakura with all of his heart. And for Naruto, he also loved Sakura with all of his heart. But no one had the guts to confess, until this day...
And things went horribly wrong. She should've just kept her feelings inside, at least she wouldn't be feeling the pain she felt at this moment. Footsteps came in and Sakura looked up, still clutching to Sasuke's desk.
"Hinata," she cried. "I'm...broken," she clutched her heart, thinking of nothing else to say.
Hinata frowned, "It hurts, doesn't it?" Sakura looked up facing Hinata's and her angry expression. For the first time in Sakura's life, she actaully saw Hinata's true hated feelings, which no one else has ever experienced, ever. "when the person you love, rejects you," she shook with rage.
Sakura gaped at the girl with white piercing eyes. "Hinata...," she looked at her with questioning eyes.
"I loved Naruto all my life," Hinata glared at the girl infront of her. "It took me years to get his attention, and I still don't have what I want," and then her glare worrsened. "but he looked at you and gave you all of his attention, and at that time, you weren't even the easiest to look at!" she cried.
The only Sakura could do was stare, her face stained with tears.
"I tried making myself pretty, just to get a little attention, but it never happened. You were the ugliest girl in class and he looked at you like you were some sort a beauty!" she spat with disgust. "I honestly have no idea what goes on in that mind of his, but it's driving me crazy!" she wallowed, "why did you catch his attention, and not me?"
Sakura looked down, "All this time, you were pretending to be my friend...to get closer to Naruto?" her eyes were pained.
Ears were listening to Hinata and Sakura's conversatoin. Ino leaned against the door and thoroughly listened.
"Yes," she smirked. "and just incase you were curious, I was the one who painted UGLY on your uniform,"
Ino gasped and covered her mouth, it was definitely the first time she's heard Hinata speak like this, and she wasn't liking it one bit. Looking at through the glass window that seperated the classroom and the school halls Ino watched Sakura slowly falling on her knees, tears forming in her eyes.
"And yes, I was the one who asked Temari to bully you," Hinata towered the girl with her lonely, dark shadow. "at first, she protested, but with a little of the Hyuuga fortune, she eventually agreed,"
Sakura sobbed in her sleeve.
Ino couldn't take it anymore and slammed the sliding door open. "That's enough!" she yelled rushing towards Sakura's side."can't you see she's crying?" she put her arms around Sakura and glared furiously towards Hinata.
"It's better this way-,"
"Shut the hell up!" Ino yelled getting up and going face to face with Hinata. "Who do you think you are?" she felt like she had to slap someone silly to get her answer.
"Did you know, Sasuke's in love with Sakura?" Hinata casually told her. "He did tell you, right? I thought he was your boyfriend," Ino went pale. "boyfriends tell their girlfriends everything, but lately, I haven't seen you two together," Sakura held her head up and glared at Hinata. "that's because he's been secretly spending time with Sakura,"
Ino looked away, her eyes never changing. "That doesn't matter right now," Hinata stepped back, surprised with her answer and her mouth opened slightly. "what does matter...," she stepped closer causing Hinata to back away. "is that you've hurt someone, and you need to apologize,"
Sakura faced Ino with shock and gaped at the blond girl that willingly stood up for her.
"Apologize," she demanded.
Hinata's eyes began to water. "You don't understand!" she fell on her knees, basically at the same level as Sakura. "I love Naruto! So much that it hurts! I'd do anything just to be with him," her head fell into her hands.
Ino shook her head. "Forget about him," she simply said.
Hinata looked up at her and have her a questioning look. "Nani?" her voice was back to quiet mode.
"Forget about Naruto," she repeated. "he doesn't feel anything for you," Hinata looked down at her hands.
Sakura sweat dropped. 'I'm thankfull that she stood up for me, but that was sort of heartless,' she looked at Ino.
"Because, there is someone out there, who cares about you more," she told Hinata.
Hinata did the same as Sakura and looked up at Ino.
"That's right," Sakura whispered. "I can't believe I haven't given it any thought!" she slapped her forehead. "baka," she said to herself.
"What are you two talking about?" Hinata looked from Ino to Sakura.
And Sakura smiled lightly which surprised both Hinata and Ino. "Kiba-kun, really likes you," Hinata's eyes widened. "he always sits in class staring at you, he rejected the girl Sasuke tried to hook him up with and when you were too busy staring at Naruto, Sasuke caught him writting a love letter, with the words H.H. written in it," Sakura giggled.
Hinata was in complete and utter shock. Why was she being so friendly towards her? After everything she's done, and Sakura's beind an angel about it. And Kiba? What's with him?
"He had his eye on you ever since he met you," Ino smirked.
And what was with her? Not too long ago, she was telling Hinata to shut the hell up. Why is she being so nice all of a sudden?
The two girls beside Hinata giggled and she started to blush. "So, Kiba-kun likes me, huh?" she flushed in different shades of red. The three sat on the floor giggling like crazy school girls, which by the way, they were. Hinata felt a little embarrassed right at this moment. "I'm sorry!" she cried, bowing her head down towards Sakura. "I'm usually a quiet, friendly girl," she looked up at Sakura. "I don't know what happened to me, when Naruto looked at you, I snapped," she apologized one more time.
"I'll forgive you, if...," Sakura gazed into Hinata's eyes. "you treat to me to ice cream every single day till the end of this month," Hinata blinked and so did Ino.
Hinata stuttered, "Y-You're letting me off that e-easy?" she asked.
"Mm!" Sakura nodded her head.
Hinata formed tears in her eyes and once again apologized.
"And Ino, you have to treat Ino to ice cream too," Ino gave Sakura a look.
"That's a lot of money," Hinata muttered.
"Hinata?" Sakura eyed her.
"Okay!" Hinata smiled.
Sasuke sat at the nearest edge of the school's roof and sighed. The wind blew in his hair and his skin paled at the thought of Sakura and her reaction when that big bucket of water fell ontop of her soft, pink hair.
Stairs were heard and Sasuke finally snapped out of his thoughts. Thinking it was Sakura, he straightened up wanting to have a talk with her and explain his feelings. His face shined brighter when the foot steps came closer.
But his bright look changed into a frown when he faced blue, piercing eyes. "Naruto...," he sighed.
"Sasuke," his voice was the most intruiging and deadly serious voice he has ever heard, in his life. The aura around Naruto was so serious, he couldn't even beat it if he tried. "Sakura-chan, cried because of you," his glare never left his face.
Sasuke turned away, and looked down, "I...don't want to be reminded,"
He heard foot steps nearing him turning around was a really bad idea.
Naruto lifted his fist and punched Sasuke straight in the face. "You bastard!" he yelled. "Don't you care at all, about Sakura?" his face was flushed from the heat. "I thought you loved her?" somehow, Naruto's heart twisted when he mentioned it. "You told me you loved her!" he shook Sasuke's shoulders.
Sasuke stood there, letting Naruto yell at him thinking he deserved it.
"Or did those words mean nothing to you!" he continued to shake Sasuke's shoulders.
Sasuke slowly nodded his head, "It meant everything to me," he spilled his true and honest feelings, for the first time in his life, he felt a heavy weight lifted off of his shoulders. "Baka, whatever I say is the truth, I never lie," Sasuke smirked.
Naruto let go of his shoulders and stepped back, "I don't know about that," he muttered thinking about the many lies Sasuke told in the past.
Sasuke turned to leave and said, "If I told you my true feelings, then how hard will it be to tell Sakura?" he looked down at his shoes with little confidence.
Naruto smirked reassuring Sasuke, "Don't worry," he told his friend. "I will always love Sakura," Sasuke gave him a look, "but she's always gonna love you," he pouted playfully.
Sasuke nodded his head
"I hope I'm not too late,"
Two weeks later:
For two weeks Sakura managed to keep her distance away from Sasuke. She didn't know how long it would last, but so far everything was going according to plan. Sasuke would pass little notes towards Sakura and she would give it a second glance, and decide she wasn't going to read it.
Naruto couldn't take it anymore! What was wrong with these two? If Sasuke's not going to make a move, then Naruto might as well be with Sakura. But unfortunatly, he promissed Sasuke that he would be nothing more but a friend and sighed.
Naruto pouted and poked Sasuke once...twice...three times...
"Nani?" Sasuke whispered in the middle of class.
Naruto pointed to Sakura and looked at Sasuke.
"I have something planned, so don't worry about it," Sasuke gave him an irritated look.
Naruto rolled his eyes,
but he couldn't help but poke Sasuke one more time...
"Sakura!" Ino thumbed her forehead.
Sakura sighed. Being friends with Ino really tires you out. "What do you want this time?" she groaned. "Not another party," Ino looked like a regular, innocent high school girl. But otherwise, she's a wild party girl who won't quit bugging the sighing girl.
"Actaully," Ino and Hinata were side by side. "I was thinking Karaoke night!" she giggled, along with Hinata.
"What the heck is wrong with you two?" Sakura quirked an eyebrow.
"Nothing!" Hinata sqeaked.
That only agravated Sakura's suspicion. "I see,"
Ino pushed Hinata away and said, "You better be there! Meet us at our usual Karaoke bar!" she winked and walked off dragging Hinata behind.
Sakura sighed and shrugged, "Why not?"
Sakura kept glancing down at her watch. Was she at the right place? Ino and Hinata walked by a few seconds later and waved. "Where were you guys?" she questioned. "I waited here for hours!" Her inner self got the best of her.
Hinata and Ino backed away with nervous looks on their faces. "Let's just go in," Ino shoved Sakura into a dark, dark room.
"What's going on?" she whispered to herself.
Ino quickly flicked the lights on and yelled surprise! Practically the whole school was there. Naruto and Sasuke stood in the front and smirked.
"W-What's going on?" she repeated loudly.
"Sasuke has something to say to you," Ino whispered in her ear with a huge smirk on her face.
"Eh?" Sakura looked at Sasuke.
Some of the guys hooted, "Oh! Look!" they yelled. "Sasuke's blushing!" Sasuke glared at the crowd and muttered,
"Baka...," Looking at Sakura with soft eyes he held out his hand.
Sakura hesitated, but she had no choice and took it. Leading Sakura to the stage and placed her under two buckets.
"WHOO!" the people cheered.
Sakura thought for a minutes. 'This looks awfully familiar,' she thought while watching Sasuke stand infront of two levers.
The relaxed yet shooked up Uchiha looked up at Sakura without saying a word and smirked. Making Sakura's eyebrow raise higher he pulled the right lever...
And slowly, sakura pettles fell gently and gracefully making it's way towards Sakura's head. She stood in her spot frozen.Does this mean...?
"Sakura," Sasuke walked up to Sakura with the greatest amount of courage he could summon. "I...return your feelings...," Sakura's eyes widened.
And the crowd groaned. "Sasuke! That was so lame!" they shouted.
Sasuke gave them a look.
"I could do better than that!" Naruto teased.
"I love you, Sakura." Sasuke had a serious look in his eyes.
Sakura frowned. "Are you...serious?" she asked.
Sasuke slowly nodded his head, "I love you with all of my heart, I can't let you go, not ever, and especially not to Naruto," he gave Naruto a look, and Naruto returned that look.
"Sasuke...," Sakura's frown turned into a smile and then an even bigger smile. "Sasuke, how corny...," tears spilled from her eyes.
Sasuke pulled Sakura into an embrace and the crowed 'ah' the couple standing on the stage. And Sasuke did something unexpected, something the class did not see coming and Sakura. He pulled out of the embrace and their lips touched.
And for that split second, he felt like he was in heaven. Soft, pink lips touched his and the longer it touched the deeper it got. The crowd went wild and Naruto rolled his eyes.
"Okay!" Sasuke pulled apart, keeping Sakura close to him, "Let's Karaoke! Naruto's treat!"
Naruto's smile turned into a twisted face. "EH?" he looked from right to left. "why me all of a sudden?" he had a panicked yet playfull look on his face.
"Okay, I'll go first," Sasuke grinned.
A few seconds later.
"Okay! Let's sing this song!" Naruto got up on the stage with Sasuke.
And Sasuke crossed his arms, "Since when did I invite you to sing with me?" Sakua giggled watching the too spar up on the stage.
"Don't be like that Sasuke-teme," Naruto muttered and pushed a bottom on the Karaoke machine. "This one!" he peace signed.
Sasuke looked at the screen and sighed, "No, I don't like this song,"
"It's a song between friends, we have to sing this song!" and the music began.
Sasuke went first...
Sasuke: Nari hibiita keitaidenwa iyana yokan ga mune wo yugiru reisei ni nare yo MI AMIGO
Naruto did a thumbs up and sang:
Naruto: Nasake naize tasuketekure rei no yatsura ni owareterunda. Mou dame kamoshire nai MI AMIGO.
Both: futari wo saku you ni denwa ga kireta
Sakura clapped and giggled. And the chorus soon came.
Both: Si! Oretachi wa itsudemo futari de hitotsu datta jimoto ja make shirazu sou darou. Si! oretachi wa mukashi kara kono machi ni akogarete, shinjite ikitekita, nazedarou omoi dashita keshika wa. Tobidatsu hi no kirei na sora. Dakishimete!
Sasuke: Tadori tsuita kurai rojiura, shagami konda aitsu ga ita, ma ni awa nakatta gomen na.
Naruto: Yararechi matta ano hi kawashita, rei no yakusoku mamorenai kedo, omae ga kite kurete ureshii yo.
Both: Furuerute no hira wo tsuyoku nigitta
Naruto made a move to start dancing on stage, but Sasuke gripped his shoulder and gave him a deadly glare, which made Naruto laugh nervously with fear.
Both: Si! Oretachi wa ano goro, tadori tsuita kono machi. Subete ga te ni hairu ki ga shite. Si! Furusato wo sutesari, dekai yume wo oikake. Waratte ikitekita, korekare mo. Kawaru koto nai mirai wo futari de oikakerareru to yume miteta.
There was the instumental and Sasuke decided to slip a quick comment. "Naruto, you're singing off key," he spoke.
Naruto waved a fist. "Sasuke-teme, you must've been mistaken for youself!"
"No, I'm pretty sure it was you,"
"And while we're on the subject, you're going a little flat,"
"And what's with the dramatic face you make during the chorus?"
"It lightens the mood!"
"With a face like that, it'll lighten nothing,"
"Shut up!" Sakura yelled from her seat. "the music is still going on!" she scolded the two boys who were fighting on stage.
The two bowed their heads and glared at eachother.
"The songs starting!" Sakura yelled. "Sing!" she demanded.
"Yes ma'am," they muttered.
Both: Si! Oretachi wa itsudemo futari de hitotsu datta, jimoto ja make shirazu sou darou. Si! Oretachi wa mukashi kara kono machi ni akogarete, shinjite ikitekita. Nazedarou, omoi dashita keshiki wa, tabidatsu hi no kirei na sora. Dakishimete!
Song: Seishun Amigo
By: Shuji to Akira
A/N: That's the last chapter of Sasuke/Sakura fic. So I hope you enjoyed this ridiculously long last chapter! Bye Bye! And there's a little something extra you might wanna check out before leaving the story.
Extra's that I forgot to put in:
Sasuke sat himself on a mat Naruto brought out and sipped whatever was left of his bowl of ramen. "I always have to eat this when I come over," he complained.
"Don't be like that! Ramen is good for you!" Naruto grinned, making his fourth cup of ramen.
'He just made that up,' Sasuke thought.
There was a moment of silence and the blond headed dobe sat there slurping his noddles happily and singing the song 'Gyu-Ru-Ru' he definitely is a weird one, that's for sure. His attitude really stuck out, and he liked being himself, despited the fact that nobody really liked 'himself' Naruto kept the same for as long as Sasuke could remember.
But Sasuke truly respected that. He could never be his real self. At home he was all real, no lies and no fakes. But at school he was a totally different person. Even his brother, Itachi, once asked him. "Do you honestly think you will become a good adult in the future?"
Sasuke snapped out of his thoughts when his mind drifted towards Sakura. And that's when he was reminded of something. "Baka?" he spoke, refering to Naruto.
Naruto sipped his soup and stared at Sasuke, "What?" he asked, glaring at him for his 'baka' remark.
"You told me," he was a little startled. "that you like Sakura,"
Naruto rolled his eyes, "Sasuke-teme, how many times to I have to tell you? I LOVE SAKURA-CHAN!" he hugged himself and suddenly drifted off to dream land.
"Yeah, right...," Sasuke felt like his heart was tearing apart. "So...," he started to speak, "you want to date her?" he sounded more curious than he appeared.
Naruto grabbed a pillow from out of nowhere and said, "I guess,"
Sasuke nodded is head, satisfied with Naruto's answer.
"But what I really want is...," Naruto spoke.
"Marriage," he whispered like it was something he wasn't suppose to say.
Naruto's mind was definitely far from Sasuke's imagination. And all he could do was stare at the boy infront of him.
"Ah!" Naruto stuffed his face into his pillow, "I'm so embarrassed!" he flushed.
"Way beyond my imagination," Sasuke muttered.
That's the end...of everything!