Chapter 1: SILENT TEARS

It has been 5 years since he last saw her and he was still definitely in love with her. The guilt was still there, and it would be there till the day she would accept him again. Sasuke's now in 1st year college and still single. He is currently studying in Tokyo University and has taken up Law Major. Sasuke walked through the halls of Tokyo University, carrying books and was on his way to his dorm. As Sasuke arrived, he heard loud music. Slowly he opened the door.

"Naruto, turn down the music I have to study." Sasuke said as he placed the books on his study table.

"Sorry, I'm just so happy!" Naruto said as he jumped on his bed.

"Why? Hinata finally said yes?" Sasuke asked.

"Yup! And she's finally my girlfriend! How luckier can I get?" Naruto asked as he fell on his bed.

"Good for you, now can you keep it quiet dobe. I need to study and we still have to finish the thesis and clearly, you have not done anything yet." Sasuke said as he opened one of his books.

"Don't worry! I'll get started later! It will just be a piece of cake!" Naruto said.

"Easy for you to say…I have done most of it…" Sasuke hissed.

Sasuke has been the top student in Tokyo University, being in the dean lister people look up to him. He created an image wherein people adore him for is intellects and most especially his looks and body. Sasuke continued on reading while Naruto had gone off somewhere, maybe off to go out with Hinata. Hours later, Sasuke is still studying and decided to move in to another environment. He decided to go to a coffee shop just outside school. Taking with him some of the papers and his laptop, he headed for the coffee bean. When Sasuke arrived there, he took a seat by the window. Sasuke then continued reading, highlighting some words or sometimes even paragraphs or sentences.

"Ok…so the Lifting of the Temporary Restraining Order states that…"

The power of the President to grant pardons and reprieves" cannot be interpreted as denying the power of courts to control the enforcements of their decision after their finality. In truth, an accused who has been convicted by final judgment still possesses collateral rights and these rights can be claimed in the appropriate courts."

"Ahh…" Sasuke said as he highlights the paragraph.

While Sasuke read, someone sat behind him, moving his chair a little making the highlighter move and ruining the paper. Sasuke stopped and sighed, but continued. Suddenly the person started to talk, hearing her phone ring.

"Hello?"

….

"Ahhh….I'll be there."

….

"Thank you too, Goodbye."

The person stood up and walked out, with its bag and laptop. Sasuke looked up only to see the person with PINK HAIR walking away. Sasuke dropped his highlighter as the girl looked back and saw her green eyes.

"Sa…Sakura?..." Sasuke said as he stood up.

The girl crossed the street and went in the gates of Tokyo University. Sasuke quickly packed his things and went after her. As Sasuke followed her into the school, he could only stare at her following her every movement. He saw her enter the registrar's office. Minutes later Sasuke saw her leave the office carrying with her two-pieces of paper.

"Is she planning on studying here?...that means will be seeing each other again, get to know each other…and start over…" Sasuke whispered.

Sasuke followed her as she went into the library and sat down. He saw how she tucked her hair when she started writing. Finally Sasuke got a good look at her face.

'She sure has matured…but her eyes are still the same expressive eyes that I love.' Sasuke said.

Sakura finished and went back to the office, coming out with only her bag. Sakura was walking when she dropped her handkerchief, she leaned forward reaching for her handkerchief. Suddenly a hand reached out the same time she did. She lifted her head only to be met with black eyes staring into her emerald ones.

'Those are familiar looking eyes…oh no…it can't be…' Sakura thought.

"Sasuke…" she whispered.

"Sakura…" Sasuke said as they stood up straight.

Sakura just stared at him and they stayed like that for a few minutes.

"Sakura, how are you?" Sasuke asked.

Sakura pulled out of her trance looked at him.

"I...I'm fine. How about you?" Sakura asked.

"Still the same...you've changed." Sasuke said.

"Me? I guess I did. So did you." Sakura said as she smiled.

"Not really, nothing has changed I'm still the same Sasuke you left." Sasuke said.

Sakura looked down; she never thought that they would meet again.

"Ahh...so you study here?" Sakura asked.

"Yah. Look you want to grab a cup of coffee?" Sasuke asked.

"Sure, why not." Sakura said as they left together.

Sakura and Sasuke reached the coffee bean and sat down in the table where Sasuke left his things. The store seems deserted because there were few people. There were like only 3 people, and Sakura and Sasuke was one of them. Then they started talking about each other.

"So what did you do in Europe?" Sssuke asked.

"Well...I studied in Paris. I actually finished college already, taking Renaissance Arts as my major then I decided to study again. I chose Japanese Art since I did come from Japan." Sakura said.

"Ahhh..." Sasuke said.

"So Sasuke, what's your course?" Sakura asked.

"I finished Political Science as my Pre-Law and then took up Law." Sasuke said.

"Ahhh...so how have you been doing?" Sakura asked.

"Same...still single." Sasuke said.

"Why? I'm sure girls still fall head over heels in love with you." Sakura said.

"Do I still have to answer that?...Its obvious isn't it? I'm still in love with you." Sasuke said as he looked out the window.

Sakura became silent, looking down at her lap as she fiddled with the hem of her blouse.

"Why?" Sakura asked.

"What do you mean why?" Sasuke asked.

"Why do you still love me even though I left you?" Sakura asked as she looked at Sasuke.

"I...I don't know...you mean more to me than you can ever imagine Sakura." Sasuke said as he looked at Sakura in the eye.

"I don't know what to say...I don't know if I still feel the same way. But we can still be friends right?" Sakura asked.

"Sure..." Sasuke said as he smiled sadly.

"but...if we're meant to be then maybe I'll fall in love with you again." Sakura said.

"I can wait Sakura...no matter how long it takes even if I have to wait for a lifetime." Sasuke said.

Sakura smiled but inside she was broken.

"Why is destiny trying to take him away from me? Why don't I feel the same way any more? I want to love him...but I can't..." Sakura thought as she cried silently to herself.

"I...I have to go Sasuke. I'll see you around." Sakura said as she stood up, bowed a little and left.

Sasuke looked her retreating back, feeling that maybe this was finally goodbye.