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Living in Cyberspace


by: XxsTrInGz N' kEyZxX



Chapter1: Two Chatters

"Everything that happens in cyberspace should always remain in cyberspace. You shouldn't mix up your fantasies with reality." Ino told her friend, Sakura.

"But," Sakura said, half dazed. "He's quite interesting."

Ever since Haruno Sakura met 'Nian07' in Konoha 0389 chat room, she had always been like this. She always thinks about the conversation that she usually had with that total stranger. She can't help but think about him. She wondered who he is in the real world. She wondered how he looks, what kind of person he is and stuff like that. She even though she does not know if he ever wanted to know who 'Littlepetals14' is. Not just an acquaintance on a chat room but as a real person.

"Hey, are you listening?" Ino asked.

"Huh? Sorry?" Sakura absently said.

"Argh!" Ino slapped her forehead due to frustration.

It's been a mistake, a grave mistake indeed, when she told Sakura to go with her to Konoha 0389 chat room. She really regretted allowing her friend to chat with that Nian 07 bloke.

"Ino-chan, daijobu?" Sakura curiously asked.

"Do I look alright?" Ino snarled.

Sakura flinched and then said, "I'll take that as a no."

Ino gave her a glare before leaving her behind.

"Whoa, she's angry…" she uttered (Gosh Sakura, it's blatantly obvious!).

She stared at her friend's retreating back. By the time she was quite far from where she was standing already, it was only then did she decided to call her.

"Oi, Matte!" she shouted.

Ino could still hear Sakura calling her but she feigned not to hear it and strode off.

"Oi, Ino-chan!" Sakura called once more but to no avail.

Seeing that calling her won't work, Sakura decided to chase after her. She began running at top speed so that she could catch up with her. But I guess, her running at top speed didn't work for her. Instead it might even get her into another trouble. It's just that she,


Bumped into someone.

And due to the force of the impact, she lost balance and fell off the ground. Surprisingly, the other person didn't fall off but only wobbled a little and he was able to sustain his composure in the end.

"Ow…" Sakura uttered.

"Are you blind?!" a male's voice asked.

Sakura suddenly snapped back to reality and answered back to the brusque guy "And what are you, blindfolded?" when she realized who it was.

"Oh my gosh! It's Sasuke!" Sakura mentally screamed.

"Gomenasai!" Sakura bowed her head while she remained sitting on the floor.

"Tch. You're so careless." He bluntly said.

"Gomen." She repeated, blushing slightly due to too much embarrassment.

She and Uchiha Sasuke (who happened to be her crush since elementary) stood there silently when the least expected happened. Sasuke suddenly stretched out his right hand to help her out.

"Are you going to sit there or you going take my hand so I could help you up?" he asked.

Sakura immediately took a hold of Sasuke's hand before she could annoy him further. Sakura tinged pink as the Uchiha debonair pulled her up.

"Arigato." She shyly said.

"You're welcome." Sasuke muttered. "And next time little girl, watch where you're going. You can't just run off and bump into someone." He reminded her.

"Hai." Sakura answered like a little girl who was told by her parents to never do something stupid ever again.

But it doesn't matter. It was Him after all. It seldom happens that he'll help anyone. Moreover, having physical contact with the Uchiha without grave consequences.

No more word was spoken after that for Sasuke immediately left after Sakura finished dusting off her skirt.

Sakura smiled as she watched his retreating back. She made her way to her locker room. And as soon as she reached it, she leaned on her locker and began closing her eyes and reminisced the previous encounter.

Ino who was just standing next to her wondered what has gone into her friend, again. She approached her and began calling for her attention.

"Earth calling Sakura." Ino said.

Sasuke's hand is soft. He's so handsome….. He's so hot…

(A/N: You could have guessed who is thinking of such thoughts.)

Sakura didn't budge.

I wonder if he would ever notice me…. I wonder how it feels to be…..


Finally, Sakura was able to return to reality.

"Oh, hi Ino." She greeted. "How long have you been there?"

"Oh, I just came here. I guess about half a century already." she sarcastically said.

"Oh sorry." Sakura immediately got what her friend meant with what she said. "I'm sorry Ino-chan. I guess I spaced out."

"It's obvious."Ino told her. "Did something happen?" she asked.

"Yup." Sakura said. "Something really nice did happen."

"What is it?" Ino curiously asked.

"It's just that,"

Sakura tried to prolong her statement so Ino will get impatient and force out the answer from her already. And sure enough, she could see Ino starting to get impatient.

Any minute now...

"Spit it out already!" Ino snarled.

Sakura finally decided to tell her what happened.

"I bumped Sasuke a while ago." she said

"What!" Ino exclaimed.

"I fell off and he was so kind enough for helping me up. He even told me to watch it next time." she added.

Sakura saw her friend blink owlishly pouted.

"I was even able to hold his hand." She added.

It was only then did Sakura was able to get the kind of reaction that she was expecting Ino to have.

Ino pouted cutely.

"I envy you." Ino told her.

"I know you do." Sakura said as a matter-of-factly.

Later That Evening...

Sakura hurriedly went in to her room and sat in front of her laptop. She turned it on and waited.

"C'mon hurry up." Sakura impatiently uttered.

She's quite eager to log in to her messenger because she's excited to chat with Nian07.

Sakura smiled upon seeing that computer already finished loading.

She hastily connected herself to the internet. After that she opened the messenger and began signing in.

After she finished signing in, she was so happy when she saw that Nian07 was online.

Littlepetals14: hey

Nian07: Hi

Littlepetals14: So, how's your day.

Nian07: fine.


Littlepetals14: pouts aren't you going to ask what happened to me today?

Nian07: So how about you?

Littlepetals14: I have a great day! I actually managed to see my crush. He even talked to me! And, I even managed to hold his hand!

Nian07: What's interesting about that?

Littlepetals14: For you there's nothing interesting about it. But for me, it meant everything.

Nian07: ok.

Littlepetals14: So got any story to tell?

Nian07: A bit. It's just that I went to school and hang out with my friends. I even encountered a freak... She's so clumsy... Lucky for her that I'm in such a good mood...So, I spared her. But I guess, the next time I'll run into her and she's still the same, I'm not sure if I'll be sparing her again.

Littlepetals14: I see. So, does the girl really look like a freak?

Nian07: No, not really. She does wearing those goggly glasses like normal geeks do. I also considered her a freak because, my friend once told me that she was whiz kid. Also, her clothes don't seem to be fashionable enough.

Littlepetals14: thinks….. You know you're a bit mean for calling people a freak only because they got some brains and don't like following the latest trends. To honestly tell you, you hurt my feelings.

Nian07: How come?

Littlepetals14: Well, for your information, I'm an above average student and also, I don't give much damn about fashion trends. Does that mean that I'm also a freak (or geek)?

Nian07: Of course not!

Littlepetals14: But you said…..

Nian07: But we're an exemption…..

Littlepetals14: We?

Nian07: What I meant was that we are an exemption to the rule. Remember, in every rule, there's always an exemption. *Said-as-a-matter-of-factly*

Littlepetals14: I know about that. So, do you mean to say you're some sort of genius as well?

Nian07: kinda. But not that much. I'm more interested in sports than academics.

Littlepetals14: I see.

"Sakura!" called her mom downstairs.

"Man!" Sakura groaned.

"Time to eat!" her mom shouted.

"Ok mom, coming!" Sakura shouted back.

Littlepetals14: Oh I'm sooooooooooo sorry Nian… But I have to go (for some time). My mom's calling me for dinner.

Nian07: Ok. I could wait. I'll just make myself busy while you're not yet around.

Littlepetals14: Ok. Ja-ne!

Nian07: Ja.

Littlepetals14 status changes from available to 'just gone out to eat'.

"I'll wait for you..." he uttered.

Knock. Knock.

"Come in." he said.

A young man who somewhat looks like him entered the room.

"Hey, bro." nineteen year old Uchiha Itachi began.

"What do you need baka?" he asked.

"Hey stop calling your big brother like that. Anyways, is there by any chance that my guitar got into you room?" he asked.

"No." Uchiha Sasuke simply said. "I would automatically throw your virus infested things if ever it gets into my room."

"Ok." Itachi absently said. "So can I borrow yours?" he asked.

"No way tha-" Sasuke was about to say when he realized that Itachi was already beside him.

Itachi was already busy prying on what his 17 year old brother could be up to.

"Littlepetals14..." he read the name on a screen.

Sasuke gave his big brother a lethal glare for peeking into his computer monitor without asking permission.

Sasuke grabbed his guitar and then he pushed it towards his brother.

"Get out!" he shouted at his brother.

"Okay. Okay. No need to shout." Itachi said and then strode off.

"Idiot." Sasuke grunted.

TBC (To Be Continued...)

XxStringz N' KeyzxX

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-Love is not decided by the heart. It's also about the brain.