A/N: Okay, so this is my first one-shot. I got a review in my other story that inspired this one. I was thinking about it and I just had to write it! (Even though I should be writing chapter 11 of my other story). Moving on, if you like this story then you'll probably like the other story I have started; it's called "Funny Thing, Jealousy".
Orochimaru is dead in this one, but Itachi isn't. As much as I hate Itachi, I really don't think Sasuke quite has it in him to defeat Itachi at this moment. Anyway, there isn't much else to say, so read and review please!
Disclaimer- I don't own Naruto right now. If I did some things would be very much different
Of Fanboys and Birthday's
Now we all are aware of Sasuke's fangirls, but what about Sakura? Well you might say that she isn't as attractive as he is. You would be wrong however, because you see, Sakura over the years definitely changed and gained just as many fanboys as Sasuke has fangirls. Of course this happened after Sasuke left to go train under the snake perv. Sasuke has been back for a few years, and obviously Sakura was happy when he returned. She isn't as obsessed as she used to be, yet she hasn't quite given up completely on hope. I guess it could be said that, subconsciously, she still harbors strong feelings for the Uchiha, but it no longer shows in her daily activities. Too bad for him. Anyway, Sakura's birthday is coming up soon and everyone wants to throw her a surprise party to cheer her up. After Sasuke came back she had been acting a little strange, but no one really knew why. They speculated that it was because of the onyx eyed prodigy, but Sakura knew better. At least, she thought she did.
"Sasuke-teme!" came a loud, anxious voice from the crowded street. What had been a peaceful March day was abruptly shattered by Naruto's deafening voice.
Sasuke sighed. 'Not again.'
Naruto came dashing through the street to catch up to Sasuke.
"Sasuke-teme, guess what Wednesday is!"
"Wednesday is the 28th" Sasuke said, his voice devoid of all emotion. Like usual. Naruto frowned.
"That's not what I meant," he said in a frustrated tone. Sasuke sighed again.
"What is it dobe?"
Naruto decided to bite his tongue just this once and continue on with his oh ever so important news. "Wednesday is Sakura-chan's nineteenth birthday!!" he exclaimed excitedly. Sasuke narrowed his eyes.
"So what? I don't care."
"Everyone is getting together to throw her a surprise party. You have to come!"
"Aw, come on Sasuke!" Naruto whined.
"I said no! It's just a stupid, pointless celebration. I'm not going," Sasuke retorted thoroughly annoyed now.
"If you go, I won't ask you to buy me ramen for a whole week," Naruto said.
Sasuke had started walking away when he heard Naruto's last sentence, causing him to freeze in his tracks. Naruto had been bugging him to buy ramen practically every day for the whole month and it was really getting old.
"Really," he asked disbelievingly, but it sounded like more of a statement.
Naruto nodded vigorously and Sasuke gave in. "Fine. Where do I have to go, and when do I need to be there?" he asked.
"Wednesday at Sakura-chan's house at 5:00. And you have to stay the WHOLE time too," Naruto said eagerly. "Oh! And don't forget to bring a present!" he added quickly.
"Another one?! Kami-sama, this is ridiculous!"
Sakura had just arrived at her house to find yet another present sitting on her porch. She had been getting them from her fanboys lately. She would go to work, which just happened to be the hospital, and would come back home to a few of these on her doorstep everyday. How they figured out her birthday was coming up she didn't know, and frankly, she didn't think she wanted to know. She sighed. If only Sasuke would give me a birthday present…who am I kidding, he probably doesn't even know when my birthday is. It's not like it matters anyway; I gave up on him…But there was still that ever-present nagging voice saying the contrary.
She went inside to finish up working and go to sleep. On the way in she tossed the present onto the table and continued to her room to work.
"Everything is set," said a confident Ino. Shikamaru sighed.
"Troublesome," he muttered. They were in Sakura's house, and had just finished setting everything up for her party. "Why am I here again?" he asked her.
"Because, I want your company, and you aren't going to complain…are you," she said forcefully, making it sound more like a command than anything else.
"Fine," he muttered, edging away a little. She smiled.
"Good! People should start showing up soon," she added. Shikamaru nodded. Someone knocked on the door and Ino went to answer it. It was none other than Naruto and Hinata; Neji said he couldn't come, but he probably just didn't want to. Tenten also conveniently said she was busy too…hmm, about that…
A while passed before Naruto started complaining. "Where is that Sasuke-teme? If he's late…"
"I'm sure h—he will arrive s—soon, Naruto-kun," Hinata stuttered with a faint blush on her cheeks.
"He'd better," Naruto mumbled. Hinata smiled. Suddenly a knock was heard and Naruto jumped up to go get it. As soon as he opened the door he started yelling.
"Sasuke-teme, where have you been?! You're late!!"
Ino came up from behind him and covered his mouth. "Naruto, you idiot, shut up! Do you want to arouse everyone's attention? That could have been anyone else for all we know!"
Naruto grinned sheepishly. "Sorry, I didn't think of that."
"Hn," Sasuke replied. If you consider that a reply.
"Anyway, Sasuke, come in quickly! We don't know when she is going to get here," Ino said anxiously. Sasuke walked inside and they closed the door. Everyone turned out the lights and waited.
After maybe ten minutes they heard shuffling on the porch and Ino smiled. A few seconds passed and then the door creaked open. Sakura walked in holding something; she turned on the lights and everyone, excluding Shikamaru and Sasuke, jumped up and yelled, "SURPRISE!"
Well, that is to say: Ino yelled it, Hinata tried to yell it, Naruto deafened everyone, Sasuke didn't move, and Shikamaru muttered it. Sakura jumped in shock and stood there for about five seconds before she realized what was going on. There were balloons everywhere! Someone had even put out a cake with the words Happy Birthday Sakura on it.
"Wow guys, thanks a lot! I didn't think anyone would remember my birthday," she said smiling. Ino frowned.
"How could we forget forehead-girl?! But what are you holding?" She pointed to the box in Sakura's hands wrapped in bright pink paper. Sakura grimaced.
"Oh this? I keep getting all these birthday presents from these crazy fanboys…I think they're stalkers or something."
Sasuke narrowed his eyes. "Why are you letting them bother you?" he asked quietly. Sakura blinked. And you care because…?
"Well, I don't know how to get rid of them, and I don't want to have to hurt them," she said. Sasuke frowned. "Besides," she added, "what have you done to get rid of your fangirls?" Sasuke twitched and didn't respond.
I wonder why he's even here…Naruto must have made him come.
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK!
"Oh, I should get that," Sakura murmured. She turned and went to answer the door.
Kakashi smiled. "Hey Sakura, I heard it was your birthday so I thought I would get you something," he said happily. Sakura smiled as he handed her a box wrapped in green.
"Arigato Kakashi-sensei!" she said. Kakashi returned her smile, "No problem. Oh, and here, this is for you too. Tsunade said she wanted me to give this to you before I go on my mission. You guys have fun," he said while pulling out another present. Sakura nodded with a grin.
"Here Sakura, put the presents here and you can open them all last," Ino told her. Sakura walked over to the pile of presents and set down Kakashi's box.
They all had fun for a few hours. Sakura and Ino talked most of the time, Sasuke sat there looking bored, Shikamaru watched the clouds, and Naruto talked to Hinata and ate the whole time. After all, there was ramen. Later Ino decided that it would be fun to play twister. Sasuke and Shikamaru downright refused. Sometime after that Kiba, Shino, Lee, and Choji showed up. It was pretty chaotic for a while, but they finally decided to open the presents. The group sat in a circle, not including Sasuke who was leaning against the wall. Sakura opened Ino's present first; it was a makeup kit. Sakura gave a grim smile.
"Please don't make me use this," she muttered to no one in particular.
Next she opened Naruto's present since he wouldn't stop yelling 'PICK MINE!' It was a large pack of ramen. Sakura smiled, "Thanks Naruto," she said with a smile. Hinata had gotten her some kunai with her initials carved into them. Sakura thanked her, and then proceeded to open Shikamaru's present. She smiled when she unwrapped his; it was medical books.
"Thanks, just what I needed," she said laughing a little. Kiba and Shino bought her more weapons, and Choji got her food. Lee gave her a lecture about the wonderfulness of youth, and spring, and love! (Makes you want to gag). Finally, Kakashi had bought her a pink sweater, and Tsunade got her a necklace. She grinned.
"Thanks a lot guys, I really mean it. This means a lot to me."
"What is it Naruto?" asked Sakura confused.
"Sasuke-teme hasn't given you his present yet, dattebayo!"
Sakura blinked and looked at Sasuke. He was standing there indifferently, not paying any attention to them. "Don't worry about it Naruto," she muttered. He probably didn't get me anything anyway…not that I care. Suddenly all Sakura could see was blue. Sasuke had shoved a box in front of her face. He was looking away from her with his bangs covering his eyes. Sakura smiled faintly and took the gift from him. She unwrapped it to find a blue scarf. There was an Uchiha symbol sewed into the end of it. Sakura stared at it for a few seconds before she realized that she was blushing. Was this his? What is this supposed to mean, him giving this to me? Oh Kami, what do I do?!
Amazingly, Sakura started sounding like Hinata. "Th—thanks Sasuke…it—it's really nice," she stammered.
Ino was grinning because of course she knew exactly what was going on. "Well, Sakura, Shikamaru and I have to go now. Happy birthday!" She promptly grabbed Shikamaru by his wrist and dragged him out. Hinata understood what was going on as well. She smiled and thanked Sakura while wishing her a happy birthday.
"Naruto-kun, w—we can get ramen if you l—like."
Naruto nodded excitedly. "Sure Hinata-chan," he said happily, then adding, "Happy birthday Sakura-chan," before leaving with Hinata. Kiba and Shino deduced what was going on by this point and pulled Choji and Lee out too. So now, it was just Sasuke and Sakura. Sasuke sighed and started to leave.
It's now or never, go now! Sakura ran up to Sasuke and stood in front of him. Sasuke stopped and stared at her.
"What is it?"
Sakura smiled. "Arigato Sasuke, I really do like your present," she said. Before Sasuke knew it, she had stepped so close that he could feel her breath on his face, and kissed him on the cheek. She stood back, blushing as red as a tomato. Sasuke, probably for the first time in his life, was struck speechless. Suddenly he got an idea.
"Sakura, I know a way to get rid of your fanboys without hurting them," he said confidently.
That was random… "Really?" she asked. He nodded.
"How?" now full of curiosity.
He smirked. "If you are dating someone else then they can't realistically follow you around anymore can they?"
Sakura sighed disappointedly. "But Sasuke, I'm not dating anyone right now."
Sasuke stepped closer to her, their noses brushing against each other. The blush that was finally going away came back in full force now.
"Date me," he practically commanded. If possible, Sakura's face turned redder.
"If you date me," he said slowly, "then they will go away."
"Bu—but, I only want to date someone who actually cares about me!"
Sasuke's smirk increased. "You don't think I care about you?"
"Prove it," she challenged. He would never… He pulled her closer by her wrist and kissed her, making her feel all funny inside. When he pulled back, Sakura looked like she had just woken up from a wonderful dream.
She smiled. "You're on."
A/N: That ending was so cheesy. Oh well, I hope you like fluff, because this was an overdose of fluff. And yes, I know Sasuke is a bit out of character in the end. Live with it, I thought it was funny. Anyway, I hoped you enjoyed it!