Heya! Okay, so it was more a few weeks than one week but I decided to combine two chapters into one and finish this story off. Yes thats right :) It's the last chapter so enjoy it! Now I won't bother you! Enjoy :)

Luv Anna


Chapter 9

What If I Don't Want To Say Goodbye?

"Do you remember that time when.."

"Yes, you've told me all the stories a hundred times." she smiled and continued to apply the blush on her face.

"So what now?"

"You know exactly what."

"Are you sure?"

"Oh yes. I think it's time."


"Oh don't worry. He will not say no."


"So what's wrong with him again?" Sakura asked Sasuke as she stepped into his house and gave him a quick peck on the cheek. Sasuke sighed.

"I think he broke up with his girlfriend." he whispered quietly so Itachi, who was in the living room, couldn't hear. Sakura gave a face of worry and then pointed to Shino who was sitting on the stairs, with his head tucked into his knees. "Why is he here?" she asked.

Sasuke turned to Shino and then back to Sakura. He shrugged, "I don't really know but every time Itachi is depressed, so is he."

Sakura took a deep breath and made her way into the livingroom. Itachi was slumped on the couch slowly chewing cookies as he watched his soap opera. She went and sat beside him. He glanced over and then sighed deeply. Sakura patted his back and waited. Suddenly, as if expected, Itachi collapsed onto Sakura and started fake crying.

"What's wrong Itachi?" she asked kindly. After a bit more fake crying, he wiped away a few fake tears and then faced Sakura.

"It's all HIS fault." Itachi got up, ran to the stairs and pointed to Shino. Shino angrily got up and crossed his arms.

"Well, what happened?" Sakura said, uneasily.

Suddenly, Itachi and Shino both started yelling at eachother at the top of their lungs. Sasuke held Sakura as they both stepped back, in fear.

"Go and eat bugs Shino!" Itachi screamed after a bit of quarreling.

Shino gasped and everyone went silent. He then walked right up to Itachi and slapped him right across the face. Sasuke and Sakura sweatdropped.


Itachi started rubbing his cheek furiously and then his face cracked a smile. "WOW! THAT WAS SO COOL!"

Shino, whos back was turned to Itachi, turned back and gave him a small smile. Sasuke shook his head in disbelief. What was going on?

"I know i'm supposed to hate you, but that moment was SO a soap opera moment." He stared up at the ceiling and drifted into a trance. Shino did the same. After a few seconds, Shino spoke. "You really think so?" He started laughing. Itachi also laughed and then the both of them gave eachother a high five.

"Shino! Look! They're both here! We have to do what we had to do!" Itachi smirked and then dashed off into the kitchen. Shino broke out into a lame laugh and then followed him, skipping as if he was a horse. "GIVE US A FEW MINUTES..THEN COME!!" Itachi yelled.

"No, no! Come now!" Shino yelled right after Itachi did. Sakura and Sasuke gave eachother awkward glances and then slowly approached the kitchen; ready for anything that could happen. And trust me, with Shino and Itachi...anything could happen.

It was dark and then suddenly the lights flashed on as if in some lame detective scene. However, instead of seeing the two "detectives" seated in their seats, there was only one; Itachi. There was a chair beside him that was empty. "My partner and I," He looked over to find that his partner was not in his chair. "God damn you Shino! You're supposed to be here when the lights turn on!"

"Yeah during the rehearsal, I could never run fast enough." Shino sighed. "Let me try again." Quickly, he shut the lights and ran to his seat. Sakura sighed. What were these two imbiciles doing? In the pitch black darkness, a voice was heard in a whisper. "Yo, Sasuke...can you turn on the lights? It creates an effect."

Sasuke sighed and stomped over to the kitchen lights. He switched them on to find Shino and Itachi both seated on the chairs looking like professional detectives. "My partner and I," he stated yet again. ",we are here to inform you about something very important we heard the other day in the girls' washroom."

"Yo, Itachi! You weren't supposed to tell them that!" Shino whispered.

"Get to the damn point!" Sasuke angrily demanded.

"Yeah, so we heard these four girls talking and we smell danger coming your way guys." Itachi said slyly.

"Oh shut up you idiotic loser." Sasuke grunted. "Our relationship is fine."

"WE CAN SMELL IT SASUKE! DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND! OUR SMELLS NEVER LIE!" Shino was standing now and breathing heavily.

The couple started to walk away slowly. Enough was enough.

"Sasuke! Please listen!" Itachi stood also. "We're just trying to help!"

"We don't need any help guys." Sakura laughed. She thought it was obviously a joke.

Itachi and Shino paused. "Well, whatever you say dude. But soon it's gonna be 'I told you so'. Then we'll be the ones laughing." He said fiercly, pointing a finger at them.

"Oh put that down." Itachi pouted. "The finger pointing tactic is so yesterday."


"He loves me..he loves me not." Tenten sighed as she plucked away the petals from a flower. She was sitting on the school yard. She really didn't feel like going to her third period class.

"Tenten.." Came a voice behind her. She whipped around to see Neji approaching her. "You weren't in class."

"Why did you come?" she asked a bit shocked. Neji never skipped class and he came at a surprisingly good timing.

"To talk to you." he smiled slightly and then sat down beside her, legs crossed.

"About...?" she pursed her lips. Hopefully they would talk about something other than school.



Sasuke was skipping third. He didn't feel the need in going to class today, and it didn't really matter anyways. He trudged through the halls, hands stuffed in his pockets and head down at his shoes. A small smirk curled up on his face as he thought about Sakura and he realized he missed her. Suddenly, he collided with someone and she fell flat on the floor.

Sakura... he thought. Always falling..

However, when he looked up, he came face to face with someone else. She had blonde hair and deep pink eyes. She looked about 5"4 and had very pretty features. Sasuke turned away; it was Raina. She picked herself up and smiled politely.

"Long time no see, Sasuke." she seemed to be eyeing him a bit differently than usual.

"Hn." he answered quickly.

"You've changed..." she smiled again, this time however, it was a smirk.

"Hn," Sasuke replied again. He continued along the hall when she grabbed his arm.

"Maybe..I made a mistake." she chuckled and then quickly let go of his arm. Sasuke looked away from her in disgust. She was the last person he wanted to talk to. "Have your feelings changed Sasuke?" she neared her eyes together and waited for an answer.

"Hn," Sasuke answered, looking her right in the eyes. Raina had been the girl he was infatuated with last year. He was obviously too happy with Sakura, so he didn't even bother considering her again.

Raina pursed her lips and shrugged. "Too bad." She gave him a long stare and then pouted. She sighed, flipped her hair and walked passed Sasuke, down the hall. Sasuke watched her round the corner and then stuffed his hands in his pocket. He wanted to go looking for Sakura.


"Oh this is BAD Shino, this is BAD!" Itachi was pacing around the living room with his head looking to the floor. Shino was comfortably lying on the couch.

"I know what you mean." Shino yawned. "Why the Cranes became vampires no one will know."

Itachi paused. "No! Not Passions you idiot! I'm talking about Sakura and Sasuke!" He stopped where he was and stared at Shino waiting for a reaction.

Shino adjusted his glasses and then got up. "Sometimes the sheep need to be pushed through the fence!" he said uneasily.

"What?" Itachi said flabergasted. What the hell was this guy talking about?

Shino made his way to the kitchen and snatched a coke out of the fridge. He took a long sip out of the can and then shook his head violently. Itachi just observed him and then smiled as Shino did a turn and leaped into the living room.

"So what are we going to do about Sasuke and Sakura?" he asked, feeling ready to conquer the world.

"Well, I think we may be able to find some clues in Sasuke's room." Itachi smirked. Shino nodded and followed him up the stairs slowly.

Itachi reached for Sasuke's door knob when suddenly, his cell phone rang.

Hey! Hey! You! You!
I know that you like me
No way! No way!
No it's not a secret
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I want to be your girlfriend

Hey! Hey! You! You!
I know that you like me
No way! No way!
No it's not a secret
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I want to be your girlfriend

Itachi answered it and slowly brought the reciever to his ear. "Hello?" he answered, a bit of fear in his voice.

"Hello?" came a voice.

Itachi screamed and quickly shut the phone.

"WHAT HAPPENED?!" Shino yelled.

"They're on to us Shino! They know we're going to go into his room!" Itachi dived into the bathroom and waited for Shino to crawl in. His phone rang again.

Hey! Hey! You! You!
I know that you like me
No way! No way!
No it's not a secr-

"Hello?" Itachi stuttered.

"Seven days..." came a creepy voice on the other end. Itachi turned to Shino, in fear, only to see him hunched into the corner of the bathroom with his cellphone. Itachi sweatdropped.

"Shino you idiot! WE HAVE NO TIME TO FOOL AROUND!"

Shino sighed, got up and straightened his glasses. "Let's do this." he said with a heavy german accent. Together, they smashed open the bathroom door, kicked open Sasuke's bedroom door and dived into his room.

"We made it." Itachi smiled. Shino smiled back.

"So what are we looking for exactly?" Shino asked as he sat on Sasuke's bed.

"To make sure he's not still interested in this Raina girl. I really hope not. Poor Sakura."

"You don't think..."


"You don't think.."


"What if..-"






"Look at this Itachi. This looks like evidence." Shino pulled out a magazine with a lady in a bikini from Sasuke's cabinet.

"That's my boy!" Itachi smiled and sprawled himself on Sasuke's bed.

"Woah, deja vu." Shino shrugged and sprawled himself on the bed beside Itachi.

"You're right! We have no time to waste!" He threw the magazine aside and walked over to the dresser.


"What about us?" Tenten smiled warily at Neji. She was a bit nervous.

Neji grimaced and picked a dandelion from the ground. He started picking out the petals, leaving them in absolute silence.

"There's this girl I met," he said, still keeping his eyes on the dandelion. ",and she was the most beautiful girl I had ever met in my life."

Tenten picked up her own flower.

"I went and talked to her, and she made fun of me. Then she smiled, and I loved it." He cocked his head to her. "I noticed everything about her. The way she tied her hair everyday, the way she laughed, the way she made fun of me, the way she never lied and I especially noticed how she paid most of her attention to me."

Tentens' eyes locked with Neji.

"What does this have to do about us?" Tenten whispered, keeping her eyes on him.

"What do you think?"

Tenten smiled softly and continued picking the petals off her dandelion. "Oh.." she smiled.

"But I need to know for sure if she has the same feelings." He looked out to the houses lined up perfectly on the street.

Tenten paused and looked at the houses aswell. "I think she does."



"I don't know. Why are you asking me?" Sasuke grunted angrily. Sakura pushed her head hard into Sasuke's chest.

"Answer me!"

"Leave me alone." he mumbled. Sakura lost all interest in him when Ryan Gosling's face appeared on the television screen.

"Wow.." she murmured, smiling to herself. Sasuke looked away in disgust as Sakura turned to him. "He is so hot."

"Hn," he said dryly. She smiled and then gave him a tight hug.

"I was only joking." she whispered. He smiled and gave her a quick peck on the forehead.


They were watching The Notebook in Sasuke's house. Itachi had gone out with Shino and that left Sasuke and Sakura alone. Sakura was sitting comfortably in Sasuke's lap while they enjoyed the movie. At that particular moment, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams had started their famous "kiss".

"Why can't you kiss me in the rain like that?" Sakura mumbled.

"How many fucking times are we going to watch this pathetic movie!" Sasuke said angrily, pushing away her comment.

"Don't just ignore me!" she whined, turning to him.

"Ugh.." Sasuke rolled his eyes and pushed his fingers back through his hair. "Can't you be happy with what you have?"

"I am happy but a kiss like that would make me happier."

Sasuke pushed Sakura off of him and grabbed the remote. He flipped the channel to watch some basketball.

"What the hell is wrong with you!" Sakura shoved him with her foot and he grabbed it. He turned to her and gave her a smirk. Her eyes slowly widened. 'Don't' she mouthed. He brushed his fingers across her foot and she let out a laugh.

"Don't!" she screamed. Sasuke dived on her, tickling her stomach. She burst out into laughter, a few tears spilling onto the couch. "Sasuke!" she screamed. He smirked and finally ceased his actions. She got up and raised a fist. He quickly grabbed it and brought her towards him, letting her lips touch his.

"Three months." he whispered to her once they parted. She pushed her forehead against his and smiled. "Happy Anniversary."

He entwined his fingers with her and rubbed his thumb against her knuckles. Sakura noticed how he looked extremely nervous. "What's wrong?" she asked, still smiling. Sasuke had never been this way before. He had been like this all night and it was really bothering her now. She didn't want to say anything to ruin his mood however.

He kissed her again and then looked her in the eyes. "Sakura.." he paused. Sakura waited, feeling a bit uneasy.

"Sakura, I love you." he quickly looked away and let go of her hand. She froze. Never before had he spoke those three words to her. Those three significant words. Words that she had only heard from her close friends and family. Her friends never meant it though, but Sasuke..did he mean it? She looked over at him. He was still looking away. He did mean it. She knew this was something that was hard for him, something that must have taken hours and hours of planning. He loved her. He actually loved her. Sasuke loved Sakura and...she loved him too. Sakura smiled and leaned in to him. Once he turned back to her, she pushed him to the opposite side of the couch and smirked, letting her hair fall to the sides of his face.

"I love you more."


"Go! Are you going to go? Now? Are you going to do it now? Go!!!"



"OKAY! I'm going jesus!"


"Hi Sasuke!" Sasuke looked up to see Raina waving at him from the opposite end of the hall. It was the end of the day and no one was in the hallway. They had all gone home. He was supposed to meet Sakura at her locker so that they could walk home together.

"Yo." he said casually, waiting by her locker.

"How's it going?" she smiled, flipping her hair again.

Sasuke shrugged and started to search for his girlfriend. Raina neared her eyes together and took a step toward him.

"Let me get right to it. Sasuke, I know you still have feelings for me." She took another step. Sasuke gave her a face of disgust and turned away. "You know, you're much cuter than last year." She took another step. "Actually, you're kind of hot. You know, if you still have feelings for me, we could make something work."

"I have a girlfriend." he said in monotone, slightly pushing her away.

"Yeah I know. So what? Ditch her...for me." She smirked as he looked her into the eyes.

"Just leave." he said angrily.

"No.." she smirked again and grabbed onto his collar. "You're not going to push me away are you Sasuke? You wouldn't push away a girl would you? Or is it that you just can't resist me." She inched in towards his face and he slightly tried to push her away.

"Get away from me." he said.

"What if I don't want to!" She said angrily. She threw herself at him, locking her lips with his. She forcefully stuck her tongue into his mouth and grabbed his face. Sasuke tried pushing her away but when he did, she just pulled his head with her. Using all his strength, he finally pushed her off of him. She giggled and inched towards him again. He raised his head to the sound of a textbook falling to the floor. Sakura stood in the middle of the hallway, frozen to what she had just witnessed. She took a wobbly step forward and then brought her foot back.

"Did I do something wrong?" Raina smiled. Sasuke watched as Sakura stood dumbstricken. And then he saw a tear. A single tear...roll down her cheek. She picked up her textbook and ran down the hall, and out the door. Sasuke watched her go and then turned to Raina.

"I just won myself twenty bucks Uciha. By the way, if you thought any of that was real...get serious. It was a stupid bet." She smiled evilly.

"Fuck you to hell." he pushed her away and ran down the hall after Sakura.


Sakura didn't stop running.

This can't be happening. she thought. He said he loved me. He said I love you. I love you. I love you.

"Sakura!" Sasuke called from behind her. She was getting tired but she didn't want to talk to him. Sasuke ran fast but she didn't care. She wouldn't let him catch up. She wouldn't. His footsteps grew louder and louder and he was catching up to her fast. She tried to pick up her speed but was unsuccessful.

"Sakura!" he yelled, turning her to him.

"What does it mean to you?" she yelled.

"What?" he asked, confused.

"What does it fucking mean to you?"


"I love you! I love you. What does it mean? You think it's a saying that you can just throw to anyone you want and hope for the best? I love you? Bull shit." she spat in disgust.

"I do. I love yo-"

"Don't." she pushed him as hard as she could and he stumbled back confused.

"She kissed me!"

"Well it damn well looked like you enjoyed it!"

"Can't you trust me?"

"I don't know what to trust anymore Sasuke." She started walking again, but he grabbed her arm.

"Sakura, please listen-"

"No." she struggled out of his grasp and continued walking.

"I meant it," he continued. "I meant those three words. I love you. I love you Haruno Sakura."

"Yeah?" she turned to him.

"Yes. I love y-"

"Well I don't fucking love you."

Sasuke stopped what he was saying completely.

"I hate you Sasuke. I hate you and I don't want you in my life anymo-"

"Can you listen to what you're saying?" He pulled her closer to him. "You hate me? You actually hate me?"


"Sakura, she kissed me. Why would you think that I would kiss her? I love you. I only love you."

"Then why didn't you pull away?"

"I did pull away!"

"Well you should have pulled harder!" A few more tears spilled down her cheeks, her makeup smudging.


"Can you save it?" She pushed him again. "It's over."

"It's not over!" he yelled.

"It's over!" she screamed at him.

"I'm not going to let this end over some stupid kiss."

"Stupid? STUPID? Would you think it's stupid if I kissed a random guy on the street?"

"It's not over."

"Yes. Yes it is. Get away from me."

"I'm not going to let you go Sakura." he grabbed her arm and tightened his grip. "It's not over you hear me?"

"Oh yes it is, Sasuke. It's over. Now let go."


"Let go! It's over. I don't want to see your face near me again. Let go now!" she yelled at him.

Slowly, Sasuke let go of her arm, letting his fall to the side. She gave him one last look and then took off, running towards her house. She was gone. It was over.. She was gone.


The phone rang again. Sakura ignored it completly, focusing mainly on her television show. She knew who it was. She knew it was Sasuke. Did she even know what she was watching? No. She wanted to do anything to keep her mind off him. Anything. It rang again. She sighed and flipped through the channels. It rang again.

"Hello." she answered in annoyance. She was right.

"Sakura, please listen to me."

"Leave me alone."

"Please..listen to me."


"I'm not going to let you go Sakura. Please...I didn't do anything. I swear. You were just there at the wrong time!"


"I'd do anything for-"

"Shut up! I don't care Sasuke." she said, her voice cracking up a bit.

"I care..I care about you Sakura. I want to be there for you. I want to hold you Sakura. I want to love you. Please give me another chance. I love you. I love you."

I love you..

The words echoed in her head. She loved him too. She loved him. She loved him. But why would he kiss Raina? Why wouldn't he move? Why? Why?

"No! Leave me alone. I don't want to give you another chance. You'll just take advantage over it. Leave me alone Sasuke. Please. For my sake. Please."


"Please!" she choked.

"Sakura.." she heard him sigh on the other end.

And then she hung up.


"Get out." Sasuke ordered as he stepped into his bedroom. He wasn't surprised to see Itachi and Shino sprawled on his bed, yet again.

"Uh oh..." Shino said in a voice barely above a whisper.

"Get out now." Sasuke said again, this time pulling the door open.

"Oh no." Itachi said, reading Sasuke's facial expressions. "It happened didn't it."

"Can you leave?"

"It did!" Shino yelled.

"We told you something would-"

"CAN YOU GET OUT?" Sasuke screamed at them. Itachi shot up and quickly left the room. Shino tagged along, adjusting his glasses.

"I knew it. I knew it. I knew it!" Itachi mumbled as he paced around in his living room. Shino nodded his head in sympathy. "Poor guy.." he commented every now and then.

"Raina must have...did something!" Itachi squeaked. At that exact moment Sasuke came trudging down the stairs. "Sasuke...don't worry everything will-"

"Oh fuck off Itachi. She broke up with me and I know you're going to ask why so i'll just tell you. Shino you better be listening." He took a step into the living room and shoved his hands in his pocket. "She broke up with me because Raina randomely came up to me and decided she wanted to kiss me. And guess what...Sakura saw! Yes. You were right. You were right Shino. You were right Itachi. You were fucking right and I should have fucking listened. Now leave me alone!" He stepped out of the living room and made his way to the kitchen.

"Don't drink the last can of-" Shino yelled, only to get whipped on the head by his sidekick.

"What do we do?" Itachi mumbled.

"I don't know. Do we really have to get involved?" Shino sighed.

"Yes! He's my baby brother and I will not let his precious heart get broken!"

"That is so..."

"Yeah I know. I'm sexy!" Itachi grinned and made his way up the stairs. "We have a mission Pepsi."

"Cookie monster...I think it's time we let him handle this on his own."

Itachi sighed and made his way back to the living room. Shino gave him a supporting smile and then sat down on the couch.

"I think you're right Shino. I think you're right."


Sakura whipped open the front doors to the highschool and silently prayed that none of her friends knew what had happened.


"Sakura!" Ino yelled. She ran to her and embraced her into a tight hug. "I heard. I heard. You know what..it's okay! You can find someone better."

No. No I can't.

"Thanks Ino." Sakura tried her best to smile but found herself tearing up. She turned away fast enough for Ino to not notice. "Does everyone know?" she asked.

"I think so. Well our friends do atleast. I don't know how it got around but yeah.." Ino grabbed Sakura's hand and trailed her to the gang sitting against the lockers. She also saw Sasuke, who was sitting on the end, watching her every movement. Sakura silently sat beside Tenten and everyone gave her a hearty smile. Everyone except Sasuke, of course.

"Hinata!" Naruto whined. "You're so mean!" She giggled as he pulled her close to him giving her a kiss on the cheek. Sakura felt herself tearing up again. She caught a glimpse of Sasuke and sighed. He was looking down at his shoes. He raised his head just in time for the both of them to lock eyes. She bit her lip and looked away.

Everyone seemed to be paired up; Neji and Tenten, Shikamaru and Ino and Naruto and Hinata. Finally, the first bell rung and she slowly got up and made her way to her locker.

"Hey Sakura!" It was Lee. He made his way up to Sakura, showing his pearl white teeth as he smiled. "How are you?"

"Could be better."

"Yeah. I heard about you and Sasuke. He's a jackass, don't even bother with guys like him."

"Mm.." Sakura couldn't care less to what this guy had to say.

"So I was thinking...," Sakura prepared herself as he spoke. ",maybe you and I could go out sometime. Now that you're single and all. I'd be way better than Sasuke. He's a jerk."

Sakura turned to him. She was about to speak when he was forcefully turned around and held by the collar. It was Sasuke.

"One: I'm not a jerk." He tightened his grip on Lee. "Two: Hands off my girlfriend."

"You guys broke up." Lee spat, smirking a bit. "It's free game buddy."

"Wanna bet?" Sasuke tightened his grip making Lee stumble.

"Stop it!" Sakura screamed angrily. She gave Sasuke a frustrated look and he obeyed her; letting him go. Lee's eyes widened and he quickly ran away, leaving them alone.

"Sakura." he started.

"Sasuke..." She paused. "Please just leave me alone! I told you its over!"

"How come you don't believe me Sakura?" he asked sincerly. "How come? I thought you loved me. Why can't you believe me? I didn't kiss Raina."

"I just can't."

Sasuke sighed and looked away from her in sadness.

"Alright Sakura. You can do whatever you want to do..but please know that I love you. I really love you."

Sakura's eyes started welling up again. A single tear dropped from her eye and fell to the floor. He was letting her go. He didn't care whether she was okay or not. He didn't want to keep fighting for her. He was just letting her go. Angrily, she turned away from him.

Sasuke grabbed her arm.

"I want to let you go..but I can't." he said angrily to himself. "I want to!"

"Then do it." she said angrily.


Sakura got out of his grip and walked away. "Let me help you." she said in disgust.


Dear Diary,

Today, my heart was broken...

--2 weeks later--

"I believe I can fly!" Itachi belted.

"Oh he believes, HE BELIEVES!" Shino did a pirouette and soared across the floor.

"I believe I can touch the sky!"

"Yeah man! The sky!"

"Itachi, shut the hell up!" Sasuke called from his room.

Itachi sighed and made his way to the kitchen table. Shino followed.

"That didn't work either." Shino sighed.

"Why is he still mad?" Itachi asked in annoyance. "Why can't he just get over her?"

"Why is it that we're able to do that Itachi? I don't get it..." Shino grabbed a cookie from the table.

"I know." Itachi smiled. "It's obviously because we're too cool."

"Yeah man..." Shino said, burping loudly. "Seriously though, what do we do with that guy. He's so down."

"He's always down." Itachi sighed again.

"Maybe..they'll get back together!"

"I really hope so. I miss Sakura."

"I miss Sakura too."

"I miss her more!"

"No. I do."

"No. Me!"


"Shut the fuck up you two." Sasuke said walking into the kitchen.

"Yeah you heard him Shino! Shut up!" Itachi smiled.

"Yeah! Shut up Shino!" Shino said, realizing that he was only talking about himself.


"Are you okay?" Ino asked Sakura for the fifteenth time. "Ever since the breakup you have been..."

Sakura sighed and stirred her bowl of soup with her spoon.

"Why can't you just talk to him Sakura?" Ino asked. Tenten nodded in agreement.

"Because.." Sakura sighed. The boys were sitting at a different table today.

"It's so obvious you still like him." Tenten grunted.

"Yeah but he doesn't like me." she said angrily. She looked over at Sasuke who was smirking as Neji whacked Naruto on the side.

"How do you know?" Hinata said, speaking up.

"He doesn't seem upset or anything.." Sakura concluded, taking a sip of her soup.

"Do you forgive him?" Tenten smiled.

"Yeah...I realized...it wasn't his fault. Ayu told me about the bet with Raina but he'll never forgive me."

"Raina that bitch.." Tenten said angrily. "I'm going to beat the shit out of her one day."

"I'll help." said Itachi. Itachi?!

"What the-"

"SHHhhh! Don't let Sasuke look over!" Shino whispered, sitting down beside Sakura.

"Are you even allowed in here?" Sakura said flabergasted.

"Well, we scared ourselves shitless at the thought of entering this place but we decided to come to visit you." Shino smiled.

"We miss you SO MUCH SAKURA!" Itachi said, collapsing into her shoulder. He looked over to see if Sasuke had taken any notice to them. No.

"I miss you guys too.." she sighed.

"Shit...I see a teacher coming Itachi." Shino said, looking around nervously. "Can we leave?"

"Yeah...Well Sakura. We have to run! Bye!" He gave her a tight hug and then ran off.

"That was really random..." Hinata muttered.

Sakura looked over to the boys' table and surprisingly, Sasuke was staring right at her. His eyes immediatly changed and became soft. Sakura gave him a small smile but he just looked away. She had actually lost him.


She saw him standing by his locker, with his hands in his pocket. He was waiting for the bell to ring so he could go to his next class; drama.

"Can you please go and talk to him?" Ino whispered in her ear. Sakura sighed and shook her head. "Please?" she whined.


"So that you can stop being so miserable. Do it for me?"

Sakura thought about it for a second. Why not? It's not like she had anything to lose. "Fine.." she whispered back. She left Ino's side and walked over to Sasuke. He peeked over at her with one eye.


"Hi Sasuke.." she muttered.


"We haven't talked for a while." she said nervously, casually looking around.

"Hn." he responded, nodding his head.

"I uh.."

"What do you want?" he snapped.

"I uh..just wanted to say hello.. You probably hate me, don't you?" she said, looking at him in the eye. He stared at her and then the bell rang. Sasuke turned his back to her and walked to his next class, leaving her to stand alone.

He does hate me.

"So how did it go?" Ino smiled.

"Horribly. He just ignored me." Sakura said sadly.

"Oh...i'm so sorry Sakura.." she muttered before giving her a tight hug. "I guess he's not ready." She shrugged and together they headed to their classes.


"Sakura.." Sasuke said, smiling. "I love you Sakura. I love you."

"You do?"

"Yes. Yes I do. Please, don't leave me ever again. I missed you."


Sakura closed her eyes and together they shared a kiss once more.

"God damn." Sakura yelled, jolting upright from her bed. Another dream. Why? Why did they start again? She closed her eyes and silently began to cry. She missed him. She missed his touch, his kiss, his love. She missed him but he didn't miss her. He didn't love her anymore. He didn't. He just didn't.

It was time to tell him the truth. It was time to tell him that she loved him. She couldn't keep it in anymore. Sakura had to let Sasuke know that she was sorry.


Okay, so you're going to go to him and tell him you love him. You can do this Sakura. You can do this!

Sakura made her way across the basketball court to him. He was observing the game, keeping his back against the wall. He noticed Sakura approach him but just stared at the game.

"Yo." he said casually, showing no interest in her.

"Listen to me Sasuke. I know you have no interest in me and i'm glad you moved on but-"

He whipped his head to her, his eyes piercing into her.

"B-b-but," she stuttered.

"Yeah?" he said.

"I..." she couldn't do this. She would just make a fool of herself.


He grunted in anger and continued watching the game.

"Loser.." he huffed angrily.

"Loser?" she said angrily. "You've changed Sasuke. You're so.."

"What? Why do you care Sakura? What happened to don't ever look at me ever again?" he said, turning to her.

"Well I was.."

"Yeah? Well it sounded pretty fucking real to me. I bet you came here to tell me that you were sorry right?"

She stayed silent.

"Well go ahead and say sorry because I don't care. You made up your mind before and it's too late to change now."


"Anything else you want to say?" he said angrily.

She shook her head, keeping her eyes to the floor. Then she left and as she ran, she couldn't help but feel his eyes glaring at her.


She sat at the park alone. She didn't need anybody to comfort her but herself. She just needed to relax. Sakura wiped away a few tears and stared at the sun, setting slowly behind a few pine trees.

I don't need him. I have my friends. I don't need Sasuke. He was a bad boyfriend anyways.

No he wasn't. He was a great boyfriend. He was my best friend. Why didn't I believe him? Why didn't I believe him when I still had the chance to? It didn't have to end.

She hiccuped and let out a small cry of frustration. Then she got up and slowly walked away from the park, on the grass, admiring the nature but hating herself. She kicked a rock in frustration. It felt kind of good to let out her anger. She had it all locked up inside her and she thought now would be a perfect time to let it all out because she was all alone. She kicked another rock and it flew over the marsh. She kicked another one. It flew high up in the air but she had lost balance. She started to fall backwards but landed in a pair of arms. She opened her eyes and saw Sasuke looking down at her. Before she could say anything, he put a finger on her lips and smirked.

"I want to be there to catch you everytime you fall Sakura." he said before putting her back on her feet. She began to walk away from him but he followed.

He grabbed her arm and smirked again. "I want to be there everytime a tear runs down your eyes." Sakura looked away from his gaze. "And, I don't want to be the reason for those tears."


He pushed a finger on her lips.

"I want to see you happy. I want to see you smile and laugh and sing and play your stupid piano."

Sakura's eyes started filling up again.

"I want to go on scavenger hunts with you. I want to be trapped in the school with you all the time. I want to see you blush when you do something embarrasing. I want to get stupid dares that involve you. I want to kiss you Sakura."

He wiped away a tear on her cheek as he continued. "I want to read the rest of your diary, which is about me. I want to go into your personal life. I want to meet your family. I want to dance with you. I want to ride the ferris wheel with you again. I want to tell you that you're beautiful over and over and over again. I want to keep buying you presents. I want to give you everything I have Sakura. You are my everything Sakura."

She smiled weakly.

"I want alot don't I, loser?" he whispered to her.

She stayed silent.

"I don't know if I can get it all but i'm going to try and get it one last time because these are the things I want most of all." He paused. "Sakura, I love you. I've died everyday without you. I need you in my life Sakura. I need you there. I love you with all my heart."

Onyx met Jade. She looked at him and then grabbed his hands.

"I hate you.." she whispered before embracing him. He smirked and kissed her forehead. "I'm so sorry.." she whispered.

"I've already forgiven you.." he whispered back before pushing his lips against hers. She pulled off him and looked to the sky. It had already gotten dark.

"Let's go home.." she smiled before starting to walk towards her house.

"Wait." Sasuke requested. Sakura turned to him, curious as to what he had to say. "Can I get one more?"

Sakura giggled and ran to him, wrapping her arms around his neck.

"Only if you promise to always catch me. Only if you promise you'll love me. Only if you promise to keep me happy. Only if you promise to never leave me. Only if you promise you'll always hold my hand."

"I promise Sakura. I promise."









The End.







"WHAT?" Shino cried.

"That is NOT the end." Itachi wailed.


"Shino...calm do-"

"The world is coming to an end Itachi. She said THE END!"

"Maybe there will be a sequel!" Itachi squealed.

"A sequel? Really?" he said, a little more hope in his voice.

"Yeah maybe. If the author doesn't plan on being lazy."

"Oh I'll make sure she's not lazy!"

"See you guys at the sequel!" He did a funky pose and then started waving goodbye. "I love you all!"

"I love them more!"

"No me."




The End. (For real this time)


Woo! Finished:) Well guys..that's the story! I'm so glad its finally over :P I thought i'd never be able to update and now I can focus on my newest fic :P Which you guys MUST read!!!!! When it comes out, however :P I really hope you liked the story. About the sequel, i'm not really sure. Heh. Anyways, I'd like to thank my brilliant reviewers along with the few that supported me to continue the story and finish it! Couldn't have done it without any of you guys!!! Luv you guys!!!

Hope you review for some other stories.

Luv you,

Anna :)

P.S- 31.5 pages.