AN: So, this is the last chapter guys! Sry for the late update again. Im like really lazy. I've been grounded for 2 weeks off the internet. But lame excuse. Sry again! Well, here's the last chapter!
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Chapter 8: Secrets Revealed (LAST CHAP.)
Slowly I began to open my eyes. I closed them instantly because the light reflecting me was so bright. 'Am I on the other side?' I wondered. I managed to squint my eyes open.
I found myself strapped to a pulse racer machine and an IV fluid was hooked up to me. I started to look around my room. I was in a hospital and I saw that my door was open slightly ajar. Then I heard two voices and I began to eavesdrop.
"It's a miracle that she's still alive," said the doctor.
"Is she going to be okay?" I heard Hinata ask.
"Well, according to these test results, her heart will expire any time now. We need to get her a heart transplant soon because she's past overdue for two years already. I made some calls and there is a matching donor for her in England.
"I'll have to talk to her about it."
"Please do," the doctor said. "It's her only hope of living."
Hinata slowly entered my room. She stared at me with wide eyes. "Y-you heard everything, Sakura?"
I nodded my head weakly and took the air respirator off my mouth. "You can tell him to forget about it. I'm not going to England for a couple of months to get surgery."
Hinata ran over and shook me. "SAKURA! Are you CRAZY? You have to or you'll die!"
"No," I told her stubbornly. "It was so hard for me to find Sasuke and I won't let go of him just like that."
Hinata began to cry. "I don't want you to die though.."
I looked at her sadly. "You're a good friend Hinata-chan. I know you'll be the perfect girl for Naruto." I yanked the IV tube off my arm. "Come on. Let's go home."
A little over a month later…
My heart condition began to grow worse. My attacks became more frequently and undetected. It would happen during odd times like when I'm showering or having dinner with the SechsKies guys. Luckily Hinata was always there by my side to cover for me.
Naruto hated me. I can tell by the way he acts. HE probably thinks that Hinata really likes Yoru (me.) What he doesn't know is Hinata truly does love him and it breaks her heart seeing him go out with other girls. I think he's doing that to make her jealous.
As for Sasuke, he began to grow distant towards me. He wouldn't talk to me much and he's been depressed about something lately. I wish I could know what was bothering him because it hurts me to see him sad like that.
Secrets are definitely hard to keep; especially ones that you have to cover everyday. I should have known that my disguise and heart attacks would be exposed soon but it just came to me unexpectedly.
June 15, 1999
Sasuke was in his depressed state again. There was this empty void inside him that he couldn't erase. It was recurring pain that never seemed to end. He felt lonely.
Whenever he sees Yoru and Hinata together, it disturbs him. He couldn't figure out what it was but he kept finding something wrong with the picture. Then a knock came on his door.
"Come in," he said, without bothering to see who it was.
I entered Sasuke's room holding a tray of food. Now these days since he was in his isolated stage, he didn't eat much anymore. I was beginning to worry. I idn't have much time left with him so I wanted to take care of him the best I could with the time I still had left.
"Mathew? Are you hungry? I brought you some food."
Sasuke turned around to see who it was. It was Yoru. "Just put it down." Yoru placed it down before Sasuke. Ramyun, mee-yuk-gook, rice, and curry. 'How does he know I like these foods?' Sasuke thought. "Take it away, I don't want it."
"But Sasuke, you haven't eaten for days. Please eat a little bit."
"I said take it away!" Sasuke yelled, his anger exploding. He knocked over the tray of food. It ended up spilling all over Yoru. Sasuke and Yoru stared at each other. Neither of them knew what to say. Yoru leaned over to clean up the spilled food and left silently.
Sasuke fell back in his chair. He ran his hands through his hair, frustrated. Yoru was too much like Sakura that it was driving him crazy. Sasuke knew he was out of line though, so he began to walk to Yoru's room to apologize.
'What a mess…' I thought as I stripped out of my clothes. I soaked myself into a hot water bath, hoping it would wash away all my troubles. When I was done with my bath, I wrapped myself up in a towel and got out of the tub. Then I heard my room door open and then close.
'Must be Hinata,' I thought as I began to put my clothes on.
Sasuke entered Yoru's room, not knowing what to say. He wasn't good at apologizing. He looked around and didn't see Yoru anywhere. Then he heard the sound of water draining. He figured Yoru must be in the bathroom.
Sasuke opened the door slightly and saw Yoru's bare back. He shuts the door quietly and began to leave. He planned to apologize later but his mind began to sort out what he had just seen. Yoru's back had a 'U' on it. Sasuke breaks open the bathroom door.
I was buttoning up my long sleeve shirt when my door suddenly banged open. I stared at Sasuke in shock but then remembered I wasn't completely dressed yet. I buttoned up the remaining buttons and then faced him.
"Mathew!" I said bewildered. "What are you doing here?" I caught Sasuke looking down at my shirt. I had buttoned it all wrong and a great deal of my body was showing. 'Oh hell,' I thought. "Sasuke, I can explain-" I began to tell him but I never had the chance to finish.
Sasuke stared at Yoru's exposed body with an opened mouth. Without thinking, he ripped open Yoru's shirt finding that Yoru was indeed a woman. Yoru stood still, stunned at what Sasuke had just did. He turned Yoru's back to him. There it was, his 'U.'
"S…Sakura?" he asked uncertainly, afraid to hope.
I didn't know what I was more embarrassed from. Letting Sasuke expose me or being caught. In all my life I had never been angry at Sasuke but I didn't know why I reacted impulsively.
'YEAH! BECAUSE HE NEVER TORE YOUR CLOTHES OFF!' My inner mind screamed. 'SLAP HIMM!'
I did as thought.
As I held my shirt together, I slapped Sasuke across the face hard with my other hand. His head snapped to the side. He held his cheek as he turned to face me.
"How could you do this to me Sasuke?" I asked him screaming. "Get out! GET OUT!" I started to push him out the door.
Sasuke was in shock. 'Sakura,' he thought. He grabbed her arms as she pushed him out. "Sakura, DON'T! Is it really you?"
I glared at him. As if he knew, Sasuke took off his jacket and puts it around my shoulders. I zipped it up, covering myself. "Yes Sasuke, it's me.. Sakura…"
"But I thought you were dead."
"I didn't die. I faked my death…"
"So I could go to Korea."
"You came all the way from Hawaii to find me? Why didn't you just tell me who you are?"
Sasuke looked at Sakura, who had tears coming out of her eyes. HE was about to brush them away but then Sakura slapped his hand away.
"That's the only way I could be with you. Join SechsKies." Sasuke stared at Sakura as she continued talking. "After you left me all alone in Hawaii, my life became so miserable! Not because of my stepmom, but BECAUSE OF YOU!" I screamed the last part. I wanted to throw my arms around him and cry on his shoulder. "I finally found a way to leave Hawaii to find you… I was so happy when I thought about seeing you again… I thought…"
Sasuke began to feel a rush of mixed emotions. Sakura's words made him sad but seeing her alive in front of him, made him want to hold onto her and never let her go. He paused to let her continue.
"…I thought that we could be together like we were… brother and sister in Hawaii. But obviously I was wrong! You had all those girls around you that you've complete forgotten about me!" Tears streamed down my face like a waterfall.
Sasuke felt his heart shatter into a million pieces. Each one of Sakura's words stabbed him like a knife. "Sakura, you don't understand. I—" Sakura didn't wait for his explanation and ran. Sasuke chased after her.
"Sakura!" he called as he chased her out of the hotel.
"Mathew!" Shikamaru called as he saw Sasuke run by him. Sasuke pushed him out of the way.
Hinata ran up to the 5 Kies. "What happened?"
Shikamaru shrugged his shoulders. "I don't know. Mathew was chasing Yoru and kept screaming Sakura."
Hinata stumbled back and Naruto caught her. 'Oh now, poor Sakura,' she thought. She turned around to see Naruto looking at her sadly. Hinata moved close to him and held onto him tight. Neither one of them lets go.
June 16, 1999
It was 3 AM and Sasuke had lost Sakura. As he chased her down the streets he lost track of where she ran off to. "Sakura!" he continued shouting. His cries echoed throughout the streets. A lot of people heard him yelling.
And so did the Black Dragons…
Kabuto silently crept behind Sasuke. Sasuke was all alone. Kabuto gave an evil grin. He had a plan. He and his sidekick began to set up a trap for Sasuke, which they knew he would fall for.
I covered my ears. I didn't want to hear Sasuke's voice. I was so confused. All I ever wanted was to be with Sasuke but now it's all complicated. I leaned back against the alley wall. I needed time to think.
Sasuke ran through the alleys as he continued searching for Sakura. Then he ran into Kabuto. Out of the darkness, Kabuot stepped out, lifting his glasses. "Looking for someone?" he asked.
"Yeah," Sasuke glared at him. "Yoru."
"That punk that stabbed me?" Kabuto spat.
"I got him."
"You do?" Sasuke asked, immediately getting angry. "Hand him over!"
"There he is," Kabuto said, pointing to a figure up ahead. From the back it did look like Yoru but little did Sasuke know that it was all a setup.
"Sakura?" Sasuke whispered as he approached the person. It was a Black Dragon member. He grabbed a hold of Sasuke around the neck and began shooting Sasuke continually in the stomach.
I looked out from where I was hiding when I heard gunshots. "Sasuke!" I screamed as I ran out from where I hid. My scream threw the Black Dragon member off guard. Seeing his chance, Sasuke grabbed the gun from him and shot him in the head. He fell to the floor dead. Kabuto started to run away but Sasuke aimed a shot directly at his heart. Kabuto fell down dead too.
Sasuke looked at me and then collapsed to the cold ground. He wasn't bale to hold on any longer. Rain began to pour.
"Sasuke!" I screamed, shaking him.
He was still breathing, but barely. I lifted Sasuke up on my back and carried him to a nearby hospital. The rain drenched us and it grew hard for me to carry him because of his weight. However, I managed to make it. They rushed him into the emergency room.
Four hours later, the doctor came out with a serious look on his face.
"How is he?" I asked worried.
"He was shot four times in the stomach region. As you know, a person needs at least one kidney to survive, but both of his are destroyed. Unless we can find a donor, he'll have to die."
"Give him mine," I told the doctor right away.
He was taken back. "Are you sure?"
I nodded my head.
"Because of your heart condition, if we have this operation that means you can die instantly during the transfer."
I nodded my head again. "I understand. Please let's have the operation now."
I could tell he was hesitant but he test me anyway. Luckily, I was compatible with Sasuke. Six hours later the surgery was completed. It's a miracle that I'm still alive. I knew not for long though.
I woke up finding myself in a hospital bed with Sasuke on a bed next to me. He was still in a coma. I got out of bed and went near him. I stroked his hair gently and bet down to kiss him with trembling lips.
"I love you Sasuke…" I whispered to him. Then I left the room, going to the last place I wanted to be before I would be gone…
Sasuke began to wake up. He looked around and realized he was in a hospital room. Slowly his door began to open and the rest of SechsKies entered his room.
"Mathew?" Naruto asked. "Are you okay?'
Sasuke nodded his head weakly as he pulled himself up. "I'm okay now…"
Kiba walked over to his bedside. "We're so sorry Mathew. We didn't know what happened until this morning. We got revenge for you though when we wiped out the entire Black Dragon hideout."
He grunted in return.
Then a knock came to his door. The doctor came in. "Oh good, you're awake," he said.
Sasuke turned to look at him. "Thanks for saving me Doc."
"No need to thank me. Your girlfriend is the one who saved your life."
Sasuke began to panic. 'Shit!' "What did she do?"
"She could have gotten a chance to go to England to get a heart transplant but she decided to stay to give you her kidney instead."
"The girl… where is she?" he asked frantically.
The doctor looked around the room. "She was supposed to be in here—" Sasuke got out of bed and ran out of the room, leaving everyone staring after him.
"Mathew!" all the 5 Kies shouted after Sasuke but he already left. He ran searching for Sakura.
He knew exactly where she went.
June 17, 1999
'Please let Sasuke be okay…' I prayed to myself silently. Hopefully my prayers will be answered. So is this the end? My heart never changed because it was still the same one I loved Sasuke with. I couldn't bear the thought of trading it with someone else. I was so confused. Had I finished what I had really come for? What will happen to my love for Sasuke? I didn't know these answers.
I felt weaker and my pen fell from my fingers. I stopped my story right there. Truth is, I didn't know how to end it so I might as well leave it unfinished. I took of my cap and clothes. I was wearing a long white flowing dress underneath. It was the kind I always wanted to wear when I thought I was going to marry Sasuke.
My hair had grown out a little bit and the roots were turning pink. My hair grazed my chin. I started to put on some light make up and combed my hair. I don't know why I'm getting dressed up for but I knew I wanted to die looking like Haruno Sakura, and not Hajimiki Yoru. I looked at my reflection again. 'At least I look like a girl now,' I chuckled.
When I was done, I leaned against the hard rock and wrapped my arms around it, pretending it was Sasuke. Then I heard a voice yelling out my name. "Sakura!" I recognized the voice.
I smiled, knowing at least he'll be the last person I'll see before I go.
Sasuke looked around the beach and saw a figure in a white dress. 'Sakura,' he thought as he ran towards her. It was his Sakura. He lifted her into his arms and onto his lap as he sat down on the rocks. "Sakura…" he whispered to her and kissed her on the neck and face. Tears began to fall down his face slowly.
All of my energy seemed to have been drained as I forced myself to open my eyes. My face felt wet but it wasn't from my tears and it wasn't raining either. My vision was king of blurred and I couldn't see Sasuke too well. I reached up to touch his face. It was wet. "Sasuke," I whispered to him. "Please don't cry. You're scaring me… I've never seen you cry before."
Sasuke looked down at Sakura, through his tear-filled eyes. "I'm so sorry Sakura."
"Don't say you're sorry," she whispered back to him wiping his tears. "You've done nothing wrong…"
Sasuke shook his head. "I'm so sorry. You've done so much for me and I haven't even realized it. I haven't done anything for you except put you through a lot of pain…"
Tears started to well up in my eyes but I stopped it.
"I didn't except anything back from you Sasuke. But I want to know why did you leave me in Hawaii? I could have called the wedding off if you didn't want to marry me." I felt Sasuke's grip on me tighten.
"I didn't mean to leave you Sakura," Sasuke answered, his voice trembling. "I couldn't take my dad anymore. My grandpa had given me his inheritance and I planned on taking you and Naruto with me. I didn't tell you about it because I was afraid you wouldn't leave your family for me. When I came to your house to get you, my uncle's men were there waiting for me and chased me to the docks. I escaped but I wanted to go back but I couldn't. I could have put your life in danger. This isn't the first time I've cried Sakura. I cried when I knew I was going to be separated from you."
Despite the pain, I managed to smile. 'Sasuke didn't want to leave me,' I thought. "Look Sasuke-kun! I'm wearing the dress I always wanted to wear if we had gotten married."
Sasuke stared at me in the eyes. "You're beautiful Sakura," he said to me. "If everything would have gone as planned, we could have been married here in Korea."
One thing was still bothering me though. I think I managed to hold onto my life this long because of this question. "Sasuke-kun, do you love me? I mean romantically, and not as your sister."
Sasuke looked at Sakura. She was beautiful. His heart ached when he saw how pale she was. He realized she never did know that he had loved her all along. He was hesitant. He never liked directly speaking his emotions like this.
'Fuck. Just say it, dumbass!'
Sasuke took a deep breath and looked into her emerald eyes. "Yes Sakura. I loved you since the first day we met. I loved you then and I had never stopped loving you."
I stared at him with big eyes. 'This is happiness…'
I felt Sasuke lean down for a kiss. I closed my eyes slowly and a tear fell slowly out of my eye.
My heart was deepened to a warm bliss. 'Sasuke said he loved me,' I told myself as I felt him plant a loving kiss on my lips. Then a cold realization washed over me but I didn't care. I always thought that I was hurt when I didn't receive Sasuke's love. Instead, I found out my pain came from when I didn't give Sasuke enough love. I haven't told Sasuke I loved him yet.
"Sasuke," I said to him as we ended. He looked at me. "Thank you… for making my dream come true. I know you're lying and are just saying you love me to repay me but you didn't have to. I did all this because I… I…"
I was losing my voice. 'Not now… please…' I prayed as tears fell down my face. 'I need to tell him before I go.' I reached into my pocket and pulled out the white marble stone Sasuke had given me when I was Yoru. I pointed towards the ocean to make Sasuke look. I threw the stone with all my remaining strength.
It skipped three times.
'Perfect…' I thought as I closed my eyes for one last time.
As Sasuke listened to what Sakura was saying, he was stunned still. He couldn't believe his ears. She thought he was saying he loved her as payment of what she had done for him. More tears fell down his face as he shook his head. Then when Sakura pointed out to the ocean, Sasuke saw her throw the stone he had giver her.
It skipped three times.
I love you.
Sasuke smiled a bittersweet smile, knowing that Sakura loved him too. He had known that she had loved him all along but she never told it to him either. "Sakura you don't understand. I do love you!" he shouted. Then Sasuke looked down at her.
She had passed on.
He shook her gently. Her body was still and completely lifeless. "Sakura!" he screamed in pain. He held onto her tightly, burying his face into her neck. He was crying so painfully loud that both their bodies shook.
Naruto and the others finally made it to where Sasuke and Sakura were. They circled Sasuke, who was bent over holding someone they couldn't see.
"Mathew," Naruto called as he put his hand on Sasuke's shoulder. "Are you okay? Where's Yoru?"
Sasuke lifted his head up and Naruto saw who Sasuke was holding. HE fell back into the sand, shocked.
"S… Sakura?" he asked in disbelief.
"Sakura?" the others repeated.
"Yoru is Sakura?" Neji asked.
Sasuke nodded his head. 'She dressed up as a guy to join SechsKies to be with me…'
"You're right, Mickey. Sakura didn't love Mathew…" Chouji whispered quietly.
Naruto got up and hugged both Sasuke's and Sakura's bodies tightly. Everyone remained silent. Sasuke shook his head. He moved away from Naruto and turned to face all of them.
"SechsKies is my family. You guys are all like my brothers. Please be my witness as I make this promise to Sakura." They nodded their heads sadly and listened.
"Sakura," Sasuke began. "When you were alive, I was never able to tell you that I loved you. Now that you're gone, you don't believe I love you. Even though I never showed you the kind of love you wanted me to, it doesn't mean I didn't love you with all I have." Sasuke paused and yanked off the ring around his necklace. "With SechsKies here as my witnesses, I, Uchiha Sasuke, take Haruno Sakura as my wife 'til eternity. I have nothing to give you Sakura except my heart, which belonged to you from the first day we met."
He kissed her as he slipped the ring on her ring finger. The others watched him in silence. They were surprised when because of all the time Sasuke had been their leader, he had never used his real name, Sasuke, before. They knew he was serious. When it was over, Sasuke lifted Sakura up into his arms as he stood up.
"As your leader, I have a final announcement to make. I am quitting SechsKies."
"What?" they all asked in disbelief.
"Mathew," Shikamaru said. "Please reconsider."
Sasuke shook his head. "This is the second time Sakura left me. I really can't go on as your leader. The person I loved the most is take away from me too soon and she died not knowing that I truly do love her."
The others understood what Sasuke meant. Kiba walked up to Sasuke. "What do you plan to do then, Mathew?"
"I don't know," he answered. "I'll be somewhere where I'll always be with Sakura and constantly remind her that I love her. And as for SechsKies, with all the money and businesses we have, I don't see any reason why we have to commit any more crimes. We each have enough money to spend for the rest of our lives already."
They all nodded.
Sasuke placed a hand on Naruto's shoulder. "Naruto," Sasuke said.
"If you do love Hinata, tell her before it's too late."
"Yeah, I know." Naruto nodded.
Sasuke looked at his 5 brothers for the last time. "This final meeting of SechsKies is now adjourned. I wish you all the best and hope you do find your true love because I have. Goodbye."
Sasuke picked up Sakura's book and scribbled something into it. When he was done, he placed it down back on the rock. Then Sasuke lifted Sakura's body up into his arm bridal style and walked away.
"Mathew!" Naruto shouted. "Where are you going?"
Sasuke continued walking and didn't bother to answer. The 5 Kies watched their leader walk towards to sunset carrying his bride and disappeared. They picked up the book to see what Sasuke had written.
The last entry of Sakura's story was:
"True love never has an ending."
AN: Okay well I think I should give you the original thing. Here's the link: www dot cabucojuice dot com slash sad dot html
No spelling errors! The dot should be a period and the slash should be a slash…
HOWD YA:LL LIKE IT?
I might post the altend.
Again, it's not by me! Its by val.
And there might be a sequel. Maybe. NARUHINA (: