A/N: Please forgive me for my absence. I have not updated any of my stories in quite some time now. I'm not sure if my older readers still follow my stories or even still read fanfiction. If so, thank you for sticking by me throughout the years (2005-Present). To my new readers, welcome~ Now onto the story
P.S: I apologize this chapter is so short. :/
Sasuke observed Hinata closely. After meeting, he took her to the local park figuring that the calm and quiet area would be a better place to have a private chat. Unfortunately, Hinata hadn't said a word to him for thirty minutes.
She was chewing on her bottom lip while her eyebrows furrowed until she finally looked up and spoke.
"Do you think Naruto is the type to…cheat?"
A tremor went through his body. Could it be possible she knew? Glancing to the side, Sasuke ran his fingers through his hair. "Why would you ask that? Still worried about that kiss?"
Hinata hung her head, "I just feel like something isn't right. He and I aren't the same as we were in the beginning. He is distant. I think…I'm losing him."
Sasuke felt pity for the girl, but he didn't have the heart to tell her that his best friend was indeed cheating on her. This is something he would suspect from someone else, anyone but Naruto. The man obviously didn't realize the pain he was causing for Hinata. Was Sakura that important to him?
"Have you talked to him? I'm sure if…"
Hinata shook her head. "No, talking doesn't work, at least not for me. He just tells me to trust him, but I just have a feeling in my gut that something isn't right. It's tearing me up inside."
Sasuke awkwardly placed his hand on top of her head. "Stop worrying so much. You'll grow wrinkles if you do."
She stared at him owlishly, making him feel uncomfortable. He was attempting to comfort her, but apparently, she wasn't catching on.
Removing his hand, he coughed. "Anyways, I'm sure whatever is bothering him will fade away sooner or later. He loves you a lot. I can tell, just let him sort whatever it is on his own."
Hinata narrowed her eyes. "Can you be honest with me?"
"Do you know something that I don't?"
"What makes you ask that?" His heart froze.
"It's something Naruto said a few weeks ago. He assumed you told me something you weren't supposed to."
Sasuke raised his eyebrow. "And what might that be?"
Hinata shrugged, eyeing him carefully. "I don't know, you tell me."
She was definitely sneaky. He had to give her that, but he didn't want to risk ruining his friendship with Naruto despite not condoning cheating.
"I honestly don't know what he could have meant by that."
It was hard not to remain eye contact with her. For him, lying came with ease, lying to Hinata was a different story. The guilt felt awful. In the beginning, Hinata annoyed him. He couldn't understand why Naruto was dating someone so useless and unappealing. Then again, Naruto could be a pain. Maybe two pains were a perfect match.
After getting to know her better, he realized that Hinata wasn't so bad. Keeping the secret from her was eating him up inside, but telling her would be betraying Naruto. If Hinata broke up with Naruto, then Naruto would blame. Then Hinata would be upset with him for keeping the secret.
The entire scenario was a bomb waiting to explore.
"Hm," she stared at him for a few moments until she sighed. "What did you want to talk with me about?"
Sliding his left hand into his pants pocket, Sasuke shrugged. "Originally, I was going to give you more advice…but didn't seem like my previous advice helped much," he chuckled at her flushed face. "Let's just hang out, if you don't mind?"
He wanted the chance the know Hinata better. The rational side of his brain told him that it wasn't a good idea to spend alone time with a friend's girlfriend, but it wasn't like they were secret lovers.
"S-Sure…I don't mind," she smiled.
"You like cinnamon roll, right?"
She nodded, excitedly. "I do!"
Sasuke smirked. "I know an outside café that serves cinnamon buns. We can go there."
"I thought you hated sweets?"
"I do, but you don't."
He didn't miss the surprised look on her face, but chose to ignore it. Without waiting, Sasuke began walking ahead, leaving Hinata to scurry after him.
"Do you have anyone that you care for, Sasuke?"
Sasuke's eyebrow rose, bewildered by the sudden question. "By "care for" are you referring to family or a woman?"
"A woman…," she said, her eyes gazed down at her cinnamon bun. "Sorry if I'm being nosy."
"No, it's okay. Ask me whatever you want." He leaned back in the chair, tapping his fingers on the table. "I don't have a girlfriend or anyone that I care about…but," he paused in the middle of his sentence.
Only a few yards away, Naruto was walking side by side with Sakura. He couldn't believe his eyes. How bold could his idiot friend be?
"Is there something wrong…?"
Sasuke snapped out of his thoughts, noticing Hinata was getting ready to turn around to see what he was looking at. He quickly grabbed her arm, causing her attention to return to him.
"Let's get out of here."
There was no way he was going to let Hinata see what he was looking at. Drama was not in his forte. He didn't give her a chance to speak, as he dragged her out of the café.
"Sasuke, what are you doing? We didn't even pay!" Hinata exclaimed, trying to pick up her feet to match his pace.
He didn't answer, or rather he didn't want to. He didn't know why, but he felt like beating Naruto to a pulp. The next time he saw him, he was going to give him a lecture he wouldn't forget.