Out With the Old, In With the New

Chapter Eight

A/N: Yeah, sorry I haven't updated in a while. I had this about half a week ago but me being the genius that I am, got myself grounded. Yeah, that was a lot of fun. But then I got so many reviews I was so happy but then I realized something, that some of the people that have me on their 'favorites, or alert list' don't review. So please if u do have me on one please review and at least tell me why u have it there. Other than that: Thank You!!!

Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto




Sakura stared at the calendar she had put on the wall three days after she moved in. It was cheap since she bought it at the dollar store. But that wasn't the point! The point was that today was now currently Monday.

'When the hell did Saturday and Sunday go by?' Sakura thought worriedly.

The weekend had been a blur to the pink-haired woman; she could barely remember what happened during that time. She knew that she had once again gone to the dollar store to buy herself an umbrella, conveniently she found out that in that area it was legendary for there to be a long drought after a heavy rainstorm. She also remembered that on Sunday she went to the park.

And now it was Monday, the dreaded and most hated day of the week. It was the one day out of the whole week that signaled anxiety of the rest of the wretched days to come. It signaled the upcoming labor and work of either school or your job. It was the day that you had to get up early after a weekend of resting and sleeping in late in leisure. Yes, it was certainly hated for many reasons by many people but, she, Haruno Sakura, had a special reason for hating this particular Monday.

This Monday happened to be the first day that she would see Uchiha Sasuke since she found out that he wanted to ask her to the dance, and that he thought that she was pretty.

'Chya! We totally RULE!' Inner Sakura cheered.

Sakura rolled her eyes at her immature half and grabbed her stuff before heading out the door. She hummed to herself as she walked to Sasuke's, trying to distract herself from what lay ahead. As she approached she noticed that a Rolls Royce Phantom was awaiting her.

"Bastard doesn't know when to stop showing off, does he?" Sakura muttered to herself as she opened the door to the back seat expecting to see Naruto's happy face shining down on her, instead something heavy fell on top of her. Sorry –no – someone fell on her. Wait, hold the phone, two people fell on top of her! What did she have a sign on her forehead that said, 'Hey, come fall on me people!'

She glared at whoever fell onto her, and then realized that it was none other than Shikamaru and Ino.

"Um… did I interrupt something?" Sakura asked, biting back the will to laugh at Ino's flustered face and Shikamaru's slight blush that graced his cheeks when he realized that he and Ino had been caught making out.

"H-hey, Sakura! I didn't see you there, thank god I did! You wouldn't believe how lost I was!" Ino yelled out, smoothing out her uniform and tucking loose strands of her hair behind her ear.

Sakura raised an amused eyebrow; how stupid did Ino think she was?

Shikamaru just stood there silent, choosing wisely not to put any comment into the argument that was likely going to occur.

"Right, Ino, and pigs fly… oh yeah, they do! You've been on a plane before right Ino?" Sakura said cheekily.

Ino's already red face flushed into an even deeper shade of red, but more out of anger than out of embarrassment this time.

"Forehead! You better take that back or I'll make you…"

"You'll make me do what? I know something I could do!", Sakura mocked gasped, "I could tell everyone what happened right now!" Just in case Ino didn't get what she was saying Sakura pointed suggestively between her and Shikamaru.

Ino gasped. Okay, she and Shikamaru were a couple now but that wouldn't stop the rumors in school saying that she was a whore!

Witnessing the horror look on Ino's face Sakura laughed and said, "I kid, I kid, I just needed to relieve some stress, and pissing you off is sorta my way to do that…"

Ino's face turned back to normal as Sakura asked, "Anyway, what are you doing here Ino?"

"Huh? Oh, I just felt like coming with you guys today to get to school. Well that and someone had to destroy my car last Friday." Ino said through gritted teeth.

Shikamaru gave a sheepish look before saying, "I told you that the song on the radio made me sleepy. We ran into a pole." Shikamaru added before Sakura could ask.

"Oh. Hey, here come the others!" Sakura said, as Naruto and Sasuke came towards them. "Um, where's Neji?"

Ino answered. "He's going to school with Hinata, to make sure that she drives correctly. It also might be a convenience that Hinata goes to school with TenTen…"

Sakura laughed then abruptly stopped when the other two men approached, remembering what had happened between her and Sasuke on Friday. She wondered vaguely if Sasuke would remember what happened.

And this wondering caused her to stare at him.

A lot of staring.

"Uh, forehead, are you sick or something?" Ino's voice interrupted her thoughts on Sasuke knowing or not.

"Huh, no?" Sakura asked, unsure of where this was going.

"Then why are you staring at Sasuke?"

It took an enormous effort from Sakura not to blush. "Huh? I was?" She decided to pretend to be stupid and unaware of what she was doing.

Ino rolled her eyes again. "Forehead, you're spacing get it together!"

"Ah! Right, sorry." Sakura said, as she tore her eyes off of Sasuke's narrowed ones and climbed into the vehicle. "Huh, why aren't you driving, Sasuke-kun?"

Sasuke, who usually hated anyone else to drive his car, decided not to answer. Instead he took out his ipod and put on his earphones.

'Son of a-" Sakura stopped herself before she could insult Mikoto but still screamed ugly (but beautiful at the moment) words at him in her head. Honestly, he could never be nice to her could he? The only time he'd ever showed any human emotions to her were when he was sick, she had a gun to her head, and he was drunk, not very nice times, huh?

"This is my car Sakura-chan!" Naruto answered proudly. "Actually, I've had it for a while now, but Sasuke insisted that he drive everyday, such a gentleman."

Sasuke whacked him on the head.

"Okay, I didn't get my drivers license till yesterday…"

Sakura giggled.

"And it wouldn't be a good idea to go in Sasuke's car since his fan girls memorized each one he has." Naruto continued.

Sakura raised an eyebrow. "And since when does that matter?", Sakura asked, ignoring the glare Sasuke gave her when she said that his cars didn't matter.

Ino looked at her in surprise. "Sakura did you go anywhere this weekend?"

'No, I mostly stayed up in my house hiding from Sasuke…' Sakura thought, and then answered, "Yeah, the dollar store."

Ino gave her a look.

"What is it with you rich people and the dollar store?" Sakura asked, annoyed.

Ino shook her head, deciding to let it go and said, "Well, if you had gone to the mall like a normal teenager you would know what would be wrong about going to school in one of Sasuke's cars."

Sakura decided to ignore the insult and said, "And that would be…"

"The fangirls would know it's him and murder us! Nobody knows that Naruto has this car so we'll be able to sneak in without so many people noticing us."

"And they would murder us because…" Sakura prompted.

Ino was tempted to slap her mocking mouth.

"Because of what happened on Friday!" Ino said.

Sakura tried, I repeat, tried to stop blushing but still ended up turning red as the memory of what happened Friday. Okay, she was not a fangirl of his, but she couldn't help but blush as she remembered that he thought she was pretty.

"Why are you blushing, you had a gun pointed to you! That is not something to blush about!" Ino yelled at her as Naruto pulled out the car, slowly and carefully. It was his first car; he didn't want anything happen to it.

Sakura snapped back to reality. 'That's right; they don't what happened at Sasuke's house.'

"Oh, yeah… right, hehe" Sakura said nervously under Ino's suspicious gaze, "Yeah, and why would they murder us?"

Ino sighed. "The word spread about what happened in the art room on Friday! And everybody's been dying to know what really happened, since there have been all these rumors going on. You know, like there were supposedly ten guys, and Sasuke beat them all off, well that's obviously a lie, but some people believe it… Anyway, no one knows the real story, except for the fact that you and Sasuke were involved."

"Well, I'm sure Sasuke went out, why didn't he just say the rumors are true, or tell them the real story, I'm sure he would love the extra attention…" Sakura said, ignoring the glare sent to her by said person.

"That's exactly what I said, but he still won't say anything, I think he enjoys the attention."

Sasuke narrowed his eyes and glared at the two girls, "You two know I'm here right now, right?"

"Yeah we do, but we know you don't care so just continue listening to your ipod like the good little hero that you are." Ino said sweetly.

Sasuke growled but said nothing more; instead he turned back to the front and concentrated on the road ahead of him, trying to drown out Naruto's stupid taste in music that was now playing on the radio. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, the dobe managed to bring them into the school parking lot, which was now currently flooded with all of Sasuke's annoying fangirls.

"Ah! Look, another car! Maybe, Sasuke-kun's in there!" one of them shouted out.

"You idiot! Sasuke doesn't have a car like that!"

"Well, you never know! He could have bought one over the weekend!"

"He did not! My uncle owns all the dealerships in town where Sasuke-kun usually buys his cars; he would have told me if Sasuke-kun bought a new one!"

"Yeah, and I checked on the internet to see if he bought one from out of town and he didn't!"

"Oh, whatever, we all know how unreliable you two are, check the car anyway, who's in it?"

"I can't see! All the windows are tinted, including the front ones!"

"Whatever, just make them roll down the window!"

Sasuke's eyebrow twitched in annoyance as he heard the girls from outside; why couldn't they ever leave him the hell alone?!

"Um… guys this is a problem… what are we going to do if they ask us to roll down the window?" Ino asked worriedly. Great day to go with Sasuke to school…

"Hn. Naruto, don't put down the window." Sasuke ordered.

"Aww, man, and I really wanted to do that too!" Naruto said sarcastically as he watched Sasuke's fangirls close in on them.

"At this rate, they'll find out it's us… troublesome, we should just get out while we can…" Shikamaru yawned out.

"We can't do that! They'll spot Sasuke-kun for sure!" Ino said.

Shikamaru shrugged, "Sasuke, man, I'm your friend, but this is a situation where every man if for himself, bye."

Shikamaru grabbed Ino's wrist before she could protest and ducked out the door and out of site of the fangirls. Sasuke glared after them, some friend he was, but then he decided he would have done the same. He looked over at Sakura who suddenly looked very pretty now that Ino was gone and didn't overshadow her. He shook the thought out of his head and blamed it on hormones.

"Aren't you going to go too?" Sasuke asked coldly.

"No, what kind of a friend do you think I am?" Sakura asked, ignoring the fact that he probably didn't consider them to be friends and she was insulting Ino and Shikamaru, "Besides who else is going to cover for you?"

Sasuke raised an eyebrow, how on earth did she expect to cover for him? Suddenly he felt himself being pulled backwards and realized that Sakura had grabbed his arm and was attempting to pull him into the back seat.

"Haruno! What the hell?!" Sasuke asked angrily as Sakura showed him strength that he thought impossible for such a small girl to have.

"I'm covering for you, you idiot!" Sakura yelled as she strained to pull him into the backseat, "It would help if you would cooperate! Get into the back seat now!"

Sasuke finally realized what she was trying to do and climbed over the passenger seat to get to the back seats. "You could have just asked me woman!"

"I didn't want to argue, I knew that if I asked you, you wouldn't have done it!" Sakura breathed out.

"And why wouldn't I do it? I'm not stupid, I know a good plan when I-" Oh shit. He didn't mean to compliment her plan, damnit; he spoke without thinking first, now she was going to think that he was being nice to her. Luckily for him, Sakura wasn't paying attention; instead she was more interested on the girls outside.

Knock, knock

Naruto jumped at the sound of one of the girl's fists against his window. "Uh, what do we do? They'd still be able to see teme!"

Sakura, however, was way ahead of him. She grabbed Sasuke and pushed him onto the floor, then dumped Naruto's, Ino's, Shikamaru's and her backpacks onto him. When she was sure Sasuke was covered she stepped over him and sat on the passenger seat.

"Sasuke if you know what's good for you don't say anything." Sakura mumbled before nodding to Naruto to go ahead and lower the window.

"H-hey, ladies! What can I do for you?" Naruto asked, grinning at the fangirls who were currently glaring at him.

"Naruto! I knew it! Where's Sasuke?! I know you two live with each other and come to school together, so spill!" one of the girls demanded.

"Teme," the girls gasped as they heard their beloved being called that, "isn't here. This is my car, he came in his own."

One of the girls narrowed her eyes and then looked past him and saw Sakura.

"Hmph. Fine, I believe you, if Sasuke-kun was in this car he'd be in the front." The girls said. Naruto sighed in relief.

"B-but how would we know for sure? They could be hiding him, especially that bitch inside there! She would want to hide him and keep him all to herself!" one of the girls protested, ignoring the fact that Sakura was right there and could hear them all.

Oh, how Sakura wanted to punch that girl's mouth right then and there for calling her a…

"Nn.. she's right, we can't know for sure, Naruto, lower all of your windows." The leader said.

"No! You can't make me do that! This is my car and I'm not about to-"

"Do it if you know what's good for you!" one of the girls screeched the others nodding in agreement.

"It's okay Naruto, lower the windows." Sakura said, sure that Sasuke wouldn't be caught.

"Neh, fine, Sakura-chan." Naruto said sulkily before lowering the windows.

Meanwhile, Sasuke was not happy at all. He was an Uchiha, damnit! He didn't deserve this kind of treatment! He shuffled slightly under the backpacks, determined not to move so much lest he be caught. Now he could see why Sakura was worried that he would argue with this plan. He could hear the voices of his fangirls above him and he occasionally heard Naruto's or Sakura's voice too. Suddenly it seemed to get a little lighter in the car; it seemed that Naruto had to put down the windows of the car. Hn. Dobe, letting woman push him around like that, if it were him who was driving the car he would have gotten out of the situation quicker.

Suddenly the car lurched forward, Sasuke waited five seconds before he pushed the wretched things that were on him aside and sat up.

"Haruno, next time, tell me before-" Sasuke started, but he never finished since one of his fangirls conveniently decided to look through the still open windows and shrieked, "Sasuke-kun!"


"Sasuke! Next time don't get up before we tell you to!" Sakura cried out as she saw in horror all the girls who were coming their way.

"Hell no! You guys would have left me here!" Sasuke snapped back as he stood to sit properly on the seats. As soon as he stood up however he was tackled back to a sitting position by Sakura who dove towards the backseat. Sakura didn't have time to blush when she saw her position with Sasuke. Instead she reached behind her and pushed open the car door.

"Come on!" Sakura said, hurriedly pulling Sasuke out of the car with her.

"I can go on my own you know." Sasuke growled as she continued to pull his arm, leading him away from the rapid fangirls.

"Ha! In case you didn't know, they're probably after me too, it'd be best for us to stick together so that if we're caught we can tell the story straight, I don't want people to think something else went on." Sakura called out to him, she wasn't in a very good mood.

Sasuke glared at her, before picking up the pace and almost passing her, if he left her, she would probably tell a different story than what actually happened. They managed to sneak to the other side of the school. Behind them they could hear Naruto trying to tell the girls off.

"For the last freakin' time! He's not here!" Naruto yelled.

"Yes he is, move over! Sasuke-kun, is it true that you beat up twenty guys all on your own, with your bare hands, cause if it is, I think that makes you way hot! Not that you aren't hot already!" One of the girls called out, stupidly thinking that Sasuke was still in the car.

Sakura raised an eyebrow towards Sasuke, "Twenty guys?"

Sasuke glared at her, "I wasn't the one who made up the stories."


The two slowed down their pace after they made sure that there were no fangirls in sight. They were still outside the school, but on a different side of the building, all the girls were currently at the front where student parking was, harassing poor Naruto out of his mind.

Finally they heard the girls voices quiet down. Sakura tentatively and bravely looked around the corner to see what happened.

"Naruto made it out okay." Sakura reported.

"Who cares? What about those stupid girls?"

Sakura glared at him, "You're his best friend, you're supposed to care!"

Sasuke shrugged. "I asked you a question."

Sakura sighed before ducking her head around once again.

"They're still there. I guess they haven't given up."

Sasuke inwardly groaned, hey, he might play around with them once in a while to ease his hormones, but, damn, they didn't know when to stop!

Silence reigned.


Sakura's head snapped up out of her hands, "Finally, now we can go in!"

Sasuke glared at her.

"What? What's so wrong with wanting to go inside?"

"Sasuke-kun!!!! There you are!!!"

Sakura whipped around so quickly she almost got a whiplash. To the side of her were a bunch of girls who were gaping at finally spotting Sasuke.

"They heard you." Sasuke explained before grabbing her wrists and pulling her into a run.

"Sasuke-kun!!!! Come back!!!"

"Who is that bitch?! Sasuke-kun I promise you that I'll be much better!"


Sasuke continued to weave Sakura around the building (it's not a square building more zigzaggy) until they finally were able to stop. Behind them they heard a teacher blow a whistle and hustle every girl inside.

Sakura breathed out in relief, "Thanks for not taking off without me; I don't think I could have survived that…"

"Hn. We're even."

Sakura's eyes narrowed, the only reason he took her with him was because he thought he owed her? Oh, very sweet wasn't he?

Sakura took a moment to drink in her surroundings; she had no clue where they were, it was obvious that she'd never been to this part of the school before.

"Um… where are we?"

Sasuke chose not to reply instead he reached into his pocket attempting to find his ipod, but realized that he had left it in his backpack which now currently in the back of Naruto's car. However, he did find something else to calm him down.


Sakura looked up and watched in horror as Sasuke lit up a cigarette and started to smoke.

"Sasuke-kun what are you doing?!"

Sasuke gave her a rare surprised look; no girl in this school ever reacted like that when he smoked, they thought it was cool. However, he quickly resumed his normal expressionless self and said, "Hn."

"That's not an answer!"

"Smoking." Sasuke said; anything to get this girl to shut up.

"But it's against the school rules!"

"Don't give."

"You're a jock; smoking is bad for your game!" Sakura yelled out, hoping that his love for basketball would stop him.

Sasuke shrugged. "I don't plan to be a professional."

Sasuke blew out some smoke, he didn't really like to, but it was his alternate thing to calm him down when he didn't have his ipod with him. He took in another breath and looked sideways with his eyes at the pink haired girl next to him who was currently babbling stuff about how bad it was to your body to smoke. He unconsciously narrowed his eyes, what was her problem? It wasn't like he was addicted to the stuff. He just used it to calm himself down when he was annoyed.

"Will you quit it already?" Sakura mumbled, obviously defeated by the fact that he was ignoring her and wasn't really paying attention.

Sasuke breathed out the smoke again, but this time accidentally towards the spot where Sakura was causing her to cough.

Sasuke raised an eyebrow, "You're honestly telling me that you've never once smoked?"

"Of course I haven't! I'm not some druggie who relies on that stuff to live life to the fullest; I know how to have fun without it." Sakura replied.

Sasuke was impressed (but just a tiny bit), there were very few girls in the school who didn't do some type of drug. He figured that they only did it to impress him but it had the exact opposite effect on him; it disgusted him. They looked stupid and ugly when they were high or drunk.

However, Sasuke was also ticked. Sakura had practically called him a druggie who relied on cigarettes. That was wrong, he was an Uchiha, and he didn't rely on anybody or anything.

"Look pinky-"

"I told you not to call me that!" Sakura hissed.

Sasuke was tempted to roll his eyes but didn't, "Whatever, pinky, like I was saying…"

"Chicken-hair." Sakura muttered angrily.

Sasuke glared at her but continued what he was saying, "Like I was saying, I don't rely on drugs. It just calms me down."

Sakura rolled her eyes, yeah, right, like that was true. "Just keep telling yourself that, Sasuke…"

Sasuke growled angrily but before he could say anything Sakura plucked the cigarette out of his mouth and smashed the vile thing under her shoe.

"What the hell Haruno!?" Sasuke yelled out angrily. "That was my last one!"

"Good! That thing is gonna get you killed one day!" Sakura yelled out.

"Who cares?!"

"I do!"

Sasuke smirked at Sakura who immediately blushed.

"L-look, don't even think about that! I'm just a girl who doesn't want another human being to die, just like all the other normal people in this place!" Sakura protested, flustered beyond belief.

Sasuke rolled his eyes, yeah, right, like that was true. "Just keep telling yourself that, Sakura…"

Sakura huffed, and crossed her arms, causing Sasuke to smirk; she was so childish.

Suddenly Sakura's eyes widened. "Wait! We're missing first period!"

Sasuke raised an eyebrow, she barely realized that now? "Yeah, we are, so what?"

Sakura's horrified expression told Sasuke that she'd never skipped class before, and she was obviously going to go into panic mode soon.

"So what?" Yup, he was right. "So what? So we'll get in trouble! It'll go down on our record that we skipped a class! We'll miss a lesson! We could be having a quiz! We could-"

"Pinky. Stop panicking." Sasuke interrupted.


Sasuke glared at her, as if daring her to start talking again. "Relax. If we went there now, we wouldn't be better off. Our stuff is in dobe's car, when break comes we'll ask for the keys and go get it. Besides, Kakashi probably hasn't realized we're gone yet…"

(Meanwhile in English Class)

"Yo guys, I just realized something… where are Sasuke and Sakura?" Kakashi asked, finally looking up from his beloved orange book to view the class.

'He's barely noticed that?' the class thought in unison.

"Kakashi-sensei!" Naruto spoke up. "This morning they ran away from fangirls I don't know where they are now!"

"Thank you Naruto, but next time don't be so loud in answering me. I'm only nine feet away from you." Kakashi answered.

"Yes sir!" Naruto yelled out, not realizing he was yelling.

Kakashi sweatdropped before thinking, "Hmm… I could go look for them and then give them detention, but then again, I'm at a very good part in the book… I guess I won't. Anyway, they might be doing something; I wouldn't want to interrupt them. Teenager will be teenagers…"

(back with Sasuke and Sakura)

Sakura buried her face into the palms of her hands in defeat. Sasuke's logic was right, what was she supposed to do? She guessed all she could do was wait until the bell rang. She sighed, earning a glare from Sasuke again.

'What are you doing?!' Inner Sakura raged. 'You're alone with the man of your dreams! Make a move!'

'No! I'm not a whore! And he's not the man of my dreams! The man of my dreams is sweet, and kind, and talks!' Sakura yelled back.

'Who would want a man like that when you can have tall, dark, and sexy?'

'I don't care I want sweet, kind, and talkative!'

'Tall, dark, and sexy!'

'Sweet, kind, and talkative!'

'Tall, dark, and sexy!'

'Sweet, kind, and talkative!'

'Tall, dark, and sexy!'



'Ha! He talks! You happy now!' Inner cheered.

'Shut up!' Sakura yelled, "Yes, Sasuke?"

Sasuke looked at her, "You were making weird faces."

"Oh… hehehe, sorry, I do that sometimes… sorry."

Sasuke looked at her as if he knew she was not telling the whole story but he didn't say anything and just continued to look into space. He was bored out of his mind, but it was quiet, so he wasn't complaining. He stared up into the sky; why Shikamaru thought that cloud gazing was fun was his guess.

His eyes wondered to the pink-haired girl next to him who was on the ground next to him. Her expression on her face was normal now but minutes before it kept on switching as if she was having an argument with herself.

"Hey Sasuke-kun…" Sakura spoke up.

So much for it being quiet.


Sakura glared at him for not responding.

"Geez, just trying to make conversation. You weren't this quiet even when you were drunk." Sakura mumbled.


Sakura looked up in surprise at the Uchiha then realized her mistake.

"You were with me when I was drunk?" Sasuke demanded.

"U-uh, yeah, so what?" Sakura asked, keeping her cool

Sasuke calmed down, Sakura didn't seem nervous, a little surprised but not nervous. He knew the last thing that was on his mind was how Sai had the nerve to ask Sakura to the dance, if he talked it would have probably involved that somehow, but Sakura wasn't nervous, but just to be safe he'd ask.

"So, what did I say?" Sasuke asked, confident that she would say that he remained quiet all throughout the night.


Oh shit. She was nervous.

"What did I say?" Sasuke asked, this time sharper.


"What kind of stuff?"

"Well… I don't think I should tell you"

"Sakura, tell me now."



"Let's go! We gotta find Naruto and get our stuff!" Sakura yelled out, determined to get to class this time and not to tell Sasuke what he said.

The two teens took off, looking for an entrance, when they found it, Sakura recognized it as the same one that Kiba had helped her go through. Sakura briefly showed Sasuke how to enter through it before they entered the school and power walked towards Anko's class, using the lesser used hallways so that the people who were curious about what happened on Friday wouldn't see them.

At last they arrived at the Chemistry class, there weren't any fangirls in here since the most devoted ones were too stupid to pass it and they dragged down the others with them so that they would have a better chance to woo Sasuke. Sakura quickly looked around and saw that the group was there. Quickly the two teens headed towards them, knowing that they had only a few minutes before the late bell rang.


Scratch that, they'd have to miss about ten minutes of class.

"Dobe. Backpacks. Car. Keys. Now." Sasuke said briefly wanting to get out of class before Anko caught them, hopefully she would choose today to be late.

"Huh? Teme! Sakura-chan! Where have you two been?" Naruto yelled, "And why the hell did you guys leave me there?! Do you know how long it took to get those girls to leave me alone?!"

"Shut. Up. Keys. Now." Sasuke growled, putting out his hands for the keys.

Naruto pouted, "Hi to you too…" He dug into his jacket pocket and pulled out the keys then threw it to Sasuke.

"Hey, Naruto, sorry I'll talk to you later, I got to go get my bag, or Sasuke'll probably leave it there." Sakura said.

Sasuke turned and hurried to walk out the door. Sooner he was out of there the better the chance Anko wouldn't catch them and keep them there. He briskly tried to walk out the door with Sakura right behind him.


Sasuke clutched his forehead in pain. In front of him Anko was grinning with her clipboard in hand, the very same clipboard that she used to slap Sasuke in the forehead with as he tried to get out.

"Where do you think you're goin', sunshine?" Anko said, grinning, "Sit down."

Sasuke glared at her but sat down next to a laughing Naruto while Sakura hurried to sit down next to a wide-eyed Ino.

"Sasuke-kun, you okay?!" Ino asked, alarmed, worried that his face would be ruined. Yup, when it came to Ino, looks were everything.

Sasuke glared at her and said nothing. Stupid teacher…

"Better hope you don't get a bruise again teme!"

Sakura looked confusedly at Naruto and then at Sasuke, "Again?"

"Oh, you don't know do you? Here, look." Naruto said as he quickly reached over and moved one of Sasuke's bangs out of the way so that Sakura could see the remains of a bruise that was already fading away. Sasuke growled and shoved Naruto off. Sakura gasped, that was where she hit him last Friday!

"Oh my god Sasuke! You didn't tell me I gave you a bruise!"

Sasuke narrowed his eyes and had a sudden urge to slam his forehead repeatedly against the table in front of him. Why the hell did god decide to give women such big mouths?

"What? Sakura, you gave teme the bruise?!" Naruto asked in awe.

Sakura nodded while Naruto started to laugh.

"Heh, wait till I tell everyone that teme here got that bruise because of Sakura-chan!" Naruto said, laughing afterwards at the glare sent his way. "Neh, I don't think I'm as afraid of you anymore teme, not after this new bit of info…"

Sasuke began to reach over to choke the blonde man but stopped when he heard a whistle from the front of the class.

"Alright, maggots, as you may already know because of myspace, im's, cell phones, or whatever you kids use today to gossip with, last Friday before the dance there was a gun shootout in the art room involving two of our very own students whoever they may be."

The class looked at Sasuke and Sakura. Sakura shrunk back, hoping that she'd turn invisible while Sasuke death glared at all of them. He just wasted a whole hour running from rapid fangirls to avoid answering their questions about Friday, in hell was he going to answer theirs just because they were in the same class as him.

"Because of last Fridays' events Principle Tsunade and the police force of this city think it's best that you kids learn self-defense," At this the class groaned, more work, "So we'll be taking two weeks off the regular class," The class cheered, "Starting Monday. For the rest of the week we'll be doing twice the work." The class groaned.

Anko smiled sadistically, "Oh come on, twice the work is nothing. We hardly do anything anyway."

The class group glared at her as they remembered all the visits to the nurse because of failed experiments, mishaps, and Anko's mistakes at putting chemicals together. Now multiply that by two and they'd be in a hell of a lot of pain for the next five days.

"Anyway, I only heard about this this morning so I don't have anything planned for today, except-" Anko stopped and reached down underneath the desk and 'oof'd' as she heaved something up. "This."

The class stared at it. "Is that…?"

"Yup." Anko replied patting the thing on her desk. "This is a Mini-Gun."

The class backed away immediately.

"Where the heck did you get that?! And what were you thinking when you brought this here!?"

Anko looked innocently at her class, who were now backed up at the back up the class.

"Well, I used to work in the military and I have connections, it was really lucky that I had it on hand this morning or else we wouldn't have had a lesson…"

"Lucky?! That things gonna kill us!" someone shouted.

Anko looked insulted at her 'baby' being called a thing. "I just wanted to give you a sneak peak at what you guys are going to be seeing next week."

"We're going to be getting lessons at self-defense, not assassination!"

"And the difference is?" Anko said sarcastically. "Don't worry, my baby is absolutely safe."

The class looked at her, unsure of what to say. When it came to Anko, things were never safe. "Are you sure?"

"Yup." Anko said, smiling, "Perfectly sa-"


Anko stared towards her rooms' right wall. "Uh… I accidentally took the one that was loaded…hehe, my bad."

The class stared wide-eyed at the spot where the wall used to be. Dust still clouded over the hole. The students who were closest to the spot were now on the floor coughing.

"Now I know why they chose this class to be the one where we learn self-defense, it's to protect ourselves from her." Someone mumbled.

"Ah! Not again! Anko I thought I told you that that wasn't allowed on campus, especially not in front of the students!"

The class looked over to the door to see a distraught Shizune, who was now talking into the radio. "Um, send security, janitors, and the constructions workers from last Friday to room 301, we had another 'incident' but it was an accident so don't call the police." Shizune said before gesturing for the students to get out of the classroom. "Try not to breathe in the dust."

"Oh, now she tells me…" a student said coughing.

"Oh! Okay, everyone who did breathe in the dust go to the nurse's office, wait for me there. All students you have the rest of the period off, but not the whole day!" Shizune said as the class started to cheer.

Immediately the students took off in different directions, some going outside, some going to the roof, and others just wondered around, but Sasuke chose to immediately head to where a certain blonde was.

"…yeah, it's true, Sasuke got that bruise from Sakura-chan!" Naruto said smiling as he reported what he learned to a smirking Neji and Shikamaru. The three men turned to face the Uchiha as he approached.

"So Uchiha, is what Naruto telling us true?" Neji asked smirking.

"Oh shut up, Hyuuga. Naruto, keys, now." Sasuke said, not caring that he just confirmed Naruto's information as true. Naruto took out his keys and mumbled, "Man if you were just going to take them back you shouldn't have given them back to me in the first place."

"Keep telling people about that bruise I promise you I won't give them back." Sasuke growled once he got the keys. Naruto pouted, "Man, you're mean teme, messing with a man's car is a cruel and unusual punishment, I wish Sakura-chan had hit you harder."

"Did someone call me?" Sakura said as she approached the group.

"Hey, Sakura-chan! I was just saying to teme that I hoped that next time you'd hit him harder and give him a bruise that'll last for weeks." Naruto said grinning and putting his hands behind his head.

Sakura smiled dryly and said, "Well, he'd better hope that there isn't a next time."

Naruto laughed as she said this then turned back to Sasuke and said, "Better give them back after you've used them, or I'll send Sakura-chan on you!"

Sasuke ignored him and stalked off. Sakura hurriedly said goodbye to the men as she dashed after the raven-haired man and said, "You know, you could've warned me before you took off."


"Don't you get tired of that word?"

Sasuke ignored her and continued to walk towards the parking lot, making an effort to keep Sakura's babbling from reaching his ears. Finally they reached the car and grabbed their bags.


"Is it just me or are the classes getting shorter and shorter?" Sakura wondered aloud as she took off towards her math class behind Sasuke.

She struggled to get to the class due to the flow of students coming from their classes into the hallways. And then the worst thing that could possibly happen to them happened.

"Sasuke-kun!!!! I thought you were absent today!!!"

Sakura's eyes went wide as she saw hundreds of eyes turn to stare at the man next to her. "Oh shit." She heard Sasuke say behind her before she whipped around and grabbed his wrist and started to pull him to another hallway. "Not again…" Sasuke grumbled behind her.

Sakura ran for her life; behind her she could still hear the footsteps of about a million girls following the pair shouting out the name of their beloved Sasuke. Sakura groaned as she heard them catching up. What did she expect, her legs were already sore from all the running this morning, now she had to go up and down the stairs in the building too! Life was great wasn't it?

If only she could find a place to hide…

'Oh lookie! A door!' Inner Sakura yelled out, pointing to her left.

'Are you joking, I don't know where that leads!' Sakura replied, panicking.

'It doesn't matter as long as we get away from those girls!'

Sakura couldn't argue with that and took a sharp turn left into the door resulting in Sasuke saying, "Will you quit pulling my arm!"

"Oh quit complaining, I just saved you from those fangirls." Sakura said, ignoring the fact that she could have really hurt him if she pulled to hard on the arm.

Sakura had him there. Now he owed her again, and he hated being in debt to anyone. Why didn't he move on his own when he saw all those girls? He guessed his body was too in shock to move when his mind wanted to. He took a second to look around at his surroundings. He realized that they were in a janitor's closet from the looks of all the cleaning supplies. It was circular, and the diameter was about three feet, meaning that he was really close to Sakura who was currently underneath his head, also looking around.

'Did she plan this?' Sasuke asked himself suspicious of the pink haired girl who was now panting from the running. 'Probably not…' he concluded.

'We're in a closet?!' Sakura thought alarmed.

'Oh yeah!' Inner cheered.

Sakura was panicking; the bell had rung about two minutes ago, so that must have meant that the girls would have cleared out by now, right? And she was sure that Asuma would understand why they were late; every teacher knew about the fangirls obsession with Sasuke, hence the name fangirls.

Yeah, so all they had to do was get out, simple right?


'Oh no… no, no, no, no, NO!' Sakura yelled as she tried desperately to open the door, but she failed, it was locked. 'Who the hell makes a closet that locks from the outside?!'

'I'm guessing someone who doesn't want to lock themselves inside…' Inner put in unhelpfully.

'B-but! I can't stay in here! And why didn't they check inside, they didn't even come in for supplies!' Sakura responded, once again she started to tackle the lock, hoping beyond hope, that it would magically open. "Aargh! Who would do this?!'

(Outside Closet)

"Hey, did that janitor just lock the door without even getting supplies?" a random girl asked her friend. They weren't fangirls, just a couple of seniors late for class and right now they were outside the very same closet Sasuke and Sakura were in, looking surprised at a rather tall janitor who just locked a closet for no reason.

"Yeah he did." The friend responded.

Suddenly the janitor turned around to face them and the girls blushed in surprise.

"Itachi-san!" the gasped in delight. Rich, hot, and a bachelor, who wouldn't be happy to see him (I can think of someone, hehe)

Itachi put a finger to his mouth signaling for them to be quiet.

"Itachi-san, what are you doing here, and why are you wearing janitor's clothes?" one of the girls whispered.

Itachi sadistically smiled, "Oh, I'm afraid I can't tell you, I wish I could tell someone, especially two pretty women like yourselves."

The two girls blushed even deeper when they heard the compliment.

"Oh, I want to know, but I'm sure it's top secret." One girl whispered/ squealed.

Itachi nodded, "Yes, so please, no matter what happens, don't open the closet, and please do not tell anyone of this, can you do that? For me?"

The girls almost squealed out loud but remembered to keep quiet. Uchiha Itachi had just asked them personally to keep a secret! "Yes, of course we will, Itachi-san." One of the girls responded eagerly.

Itachi nodded. "I can trust you two, such fine women of Konoha."

The girls blushed deeper as he waved to them and took off. Such a gentlemen...

(Back in Closet)

Sakura had been fumbling with the lock for the past five minutes and it was annoying the hell out of the Uchiha. He wasn't stupid, he figured it was locked.

"Sakura, no matter how many times you twist it it's not going to unlock just because you want it to." Sasuke drawled out annoyed enough to talk now.

Sakura glared at him. "Well, excuse me if I want to get out of here!"

Sasuke ignored her, and tried to shuffle around to get more comfortable if it was even possible. Unfortunately his movement caused a sort of 'avalanche' in the closet and he had to immediately cover his head with his arms as all sorts of brooms, mops, cleaning products, and buckets crashed down on him. Suddenly he was pushed forward as the boxes behind him fell forward, causing him to pin a surprised Sakura to the door.

"Aargh! Sasuke, move it!" Sakura called out. Oh, this was a very… intimate position. She stared straight out into Sasuke upper chest. His arms were above her on each side, and his legs were in between hers. She thanked every god she knew that they were still standing up.

"I would, but I can't." Sasuke growled angrily from above her. She was thankful that she was about a head shorter than him. About.

"Hey!" Sakura squeaked in surprise as Sasuke rested his head atop of hers.

"I'm not going to stretch my neck muscles for you, Haruno." Sasuke said, not really minding the position they were in. (coughmanwhorecough)

Sakura's eyebrow twitched. "You just had to move around right?" She said, reminding him that this was his fault.

"You just had to bring us into this closet." Sasuke spat back.

"You just had to have so many fangirls."

"That's not my fault!"

"Yes it is!"

"How is it my fault?" Sasuke challenged.

"Because you're too godamn sexy!" Sakura shouted.

Sasuke smirked.

Sakura realized her mistake and deeply blushed, "Shut it, Uchiha, that didn't mean anything."

Sasuke said nothing.


Sakura was now considering going to the school board and complaining about skirts being uniform. It was already uncomfortable enough that they were in this position; the skirts just doubled the embarrassment.


Sakura jumped as Sasuke suddenly addressed her. Oh, how she hated how he could casually jump from her first to last name, but that wasn't the point right now.


"I just remembered that you didn't tell me what I said when I was drunk." Sasuke spoke from above her. Sakura had to force herself not to freeze up when he said that, he would feel it.

"Um. I didn't?" Sakura said, laughing nervously. Oh, she could feel Sasuke glare at her now.

"No. You didn't."

"Um, well…" Sakura started.

Sasuke sighed, "Whatever, I don't want to know if it's this tough to say. I'd be happier that way. Just know that whatever I say when I'm drunk is not true. I'm just a drunken man who spouts off nonsense like the rest of the world."

Sakura felt a small part of her heart break but she forced herself not to give any sign of it. Instead she decided to say 'okay' and waited. And waited. And waited.

"When is anybody going to come and get us?!" Sakura yelled as Sasuke winced.

"Stop yelling, Haruno, we're in the senior hallway, and since most of the seniors just skip class we're not going to be found anytime soon." Sasuke informed her. Sakura groaned. "Stop whining, you're not the one with boxes against your back."

Sakura had to admit that was true. "Are they heavy?" she asked, sympathetic.

"You think." Sasuke snapped.

"I wonder what's inside them?" Sakura wondered out loud.

"… Check it."

"Huh?" Sakura asked, Sasuke was actually interested?

"I said to check what's inside them." Sasuke repeated, obviously annoyed.

"Um… okay." Sakura said. Since Sasuke was currently pinning her to the wall she had to lean even more into his chest than she already was, she worked her arms around him and reached over and pulled the side of the box open. Inside were…

"Oh my." Sakura gasped.

"What? What is it?" Sasuke demanded.

Sakura couldn't stand to say what it was so she reached over a little more and tugged one of the things out of the box and showed it to Sasuke.

"I'm gonna kill Kakashi." Sasuke growled angrily, glaring at the Icha Icha Paradise book in Sakura's hands.

"Is he even allowed to leave these things in here?" Sakura asked, throwing the book randomly away somewhere, unfortunately the 'somewhere' happened to be a shelf that was chalk full of cleaning supplies.

"Damnit Haruno!" Sasuke yelled out as the cleaning supplies tumbled down adding more weight to the load that was already on his back.

"Sorry!" Sakura apologized, "I'm so sorry, Sasuke-kun!"

Sasuke gritted his teeth as he felt his arms wearing out. 'Damn Kakashi, why the hell did he even think about putting these stupid books here?'

Silence once more consumed the small room.

"Hey, did you hear that Sasuke-kun?" Sakura suddenly said stabbing the silence.

"Hn." Sasuke said, deciding not to say anything, he liked it better when she was quiet. He figured that she was just hearing things out of desperation to get out of there.

"I'm serious, I heard something, and I'm not hearing things out of desperation to get out of here." Sakura said, glaring at him. Sasuke wondered if she could read minds.

"Whatever. Be quiet." Sasuke said, annoyed now.


"I heard it again!" Sakura yelled.

Sasuke said nothing; he had heard it too. It was like a scuffling sound.

"What do you think it is?" Sakura asked; she knew he heard it this time too.

Sasuke had an idea but he was not going to say anything. "You don't want to know."

"Tell me!" Sakura demanded. "I told you what was in the boxes; now tell me what's making that noise."

But Sasuke didn't have to tell Sakura what it was since the thing that was making the noise conveniently decided to show itself… on Sasuke's arm.

"AARGH! IT'S A, IT'S A, IT'S A-" Sakura yelled panicking, attempting to scoot back but was stopped by the door.

"It's a rat. And shut up, you're not the one with the thing on your arm." Sasuke growled impatiently before starting to shake his arm trying to get the rat off of him. Oh that thing better not have a disease or else…

"Stop shaking your arm! You're going to make it fall on me!" Sakura yelled out.

"Hn." Sasuke said, continuing to shake his arm until the rat fell off… onto Sakura's head.


"Haruno, SHUT UP!" Sasuke yelled over her deafening scream. Oh, someone was definitely going to find them now. Sakura stopped screaming but she was now breathing really hard, taking in deep breathes and letting them out repeatedly.

"T-there's a rat… on my head… aargh!" Sakura yelled as the rat started to climb down and onto her neck. "Sasuke-kun!!!" she whined as she closed her eyes tightly and started to whimper. "Get it off, get it off, get it OFF!!!"

Sasuke was getting tired of her yelling and said, "I'm kinda stuck here if you haven't noticed."

Sakura was now cursing kami for putting her in this situation. She hated rats. When she was small one had attacked her at Suna, she'd never forget having to go to the hospital and get a bunch of tests to make sure she didn't get a disease. She also didn't forget that people avoided her after that even though she didn't get a disease. She had decided then to hate rats for as long as she lived and she did that with pride, although it was kind of a downer that she was terrified of them.

"Sasuke-kun, please get it off!" Sakura whined, her eyes still closed.

"I already told you. I can't move." Sasuke growled, what was she, stupid?

Sakura whimpered as she felt the thing go around her neck to her left shoulder and then down her shirt.

"Oh my GOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!! Get out of there. I'm being attacked by a perverted rat!" Sakura said, and then she remembered that she could move her arms around. "Get out, get out, get out!" Sakura said patting the places the rat was, trying to move him out of her shirt.

Finally, the rat left her shirt but was still clinging onto her leg. In one swift (and considerably brave) movement Sakura flung an open palm to the vile creature, slapping it towards the wall where it scurried away as soon as it landed, deciding that it'd rather die than face the pink-haired girl behind it.

Sakura's chest was now heaving up and down as she attempted to calm herself from the rat encounter. Sasuke just stared at her weirdly, when the hell did she have breasts? Neh, he blamed it on hormones again. He was snapped out of his thoughts again, but this time not from the girl in front of him, but from someone outside.

"Hey, Neji, did you hear that?"

Sakura snapped up as she heard TenTen's voice. Oh kami they were saved!

"No, TenTen, now let's put our stuff in our locker and go, I don't want to be late to gym or Gai'll let us have it." Neji replied. He sounded impatient.

"I could have sworn I heard something…" TenTen mumbled.

Sasuke knew that he could have yelled out and they would have found them but that would be pitiful and he knew it, so he didn't do it. Sakura, however, screamed out.

"TenTen, Neji! Get us out of here please! We're locked in!" Sakura screamed.

There was no response, the two teens wondered if Sakura called out too late but then.

"Sakura?" TenTen's voice called out, unsure.

"Yes! It's me, please let us out of here, we're locked in."

"Us? Who else is in there?"


TenTen didn't have time to tease the two because at that time the bell conveniently decided to ring.

"TenTen, hurry up. We don't have much time before Gai goes to the gym." Neji's calm voice rang out as TenTen took some pins out of her backpack and started to pick at the lock. Finally a 'click' was heard and before they warned the two teens inside she opened the door, causing Sakura, Sasuke, a bunch of boxes and junk to fall out.

"Um…" Neji started awkwardly staring at the two teens who were now on the floor while TenTen was trying to stifle a laugh.

"What?" Sakura asked, annoyed. Then she realized that of course he would be nervous in addressing them considering the position the two were in. Sasuke was now in between Sakura's legs and his face was in the crook of her neck. Not to mention there were Icha Icha Paradise books all around them. "Sasuke-kun, get off!"

TenTen raised an eyebrow. "Kun?"

Sakura blushed, but she didn't say anything, instead she concentrated on getting Sasuke off of her. "Sasuke, move!"

Sasuke only groaned a bit before using his arms to push himself up and sit up. Once he sat up he rubbed the back of his head in pain.

"That's a start, now can you get off?" Sakura asked, the sooner the better for her because she could see that even Neji was now raising an eyebrow at Sasuke's seemingly reluctance to get off of her.

"Oh you can talk. You're not the one who got hit on the head with a box full of books and who knows what else." Sasuke grumbled angrily before getting up. Sakura gasped, "Oh I forgot, are you okay?"

Sasuke glared at her.

"Just asking…" Sakura mumbled as she got up.

"What were you guys doing in there?" TenTen asked slyly

"Fangirls. Closet, Escape. Locked in." Sasuke said briskly as he headed towards the gym. He could only imagine what Gai was gonna do to them.

"Oh." TenTen said a bit disappointed before following him along with Sakura and Neji.

"We were lucky that you guys came by, thanks for getting us out by the way." Sakura said gratefully.

TenTen smiled. "Heh, we were lucky that you were screaming so loud, but someone over here wanted to ignore it." TenTen said, glaring at Neji who looked a bit guilty, "What were you screaming about anyway?"

Sakura visibly paled. "I don't want to talk about it."

TenTen and Neji raised an eyebrow but said nothing more and headed down to the gym.

(At lunch)

"Gym… was… murder." Ino heaved out, plopping herself down onto the table as soon as they arrived at lunch.

Sakura raised an eyebrow, "It wasn't that bad."

Ino stared at her. "Gai made us run 50 laps before you guys conveniently came in." Ino said glaring at Sakura and TenTen, Hinata had fourth as spare.

"Where did you guys go anyway?" Ino asked.

Sakura told her about the closet incident and at the end Ino was glaring at her. "You were locked in a closet with Sasuke-kun and you didn't make a move on him!?"

Sakura looked at her in surprise. "Of course not! I'm not gonna be another one of his whores."

"True." Ino admitted as she threw her plate into a trash can that a janitor was pushing by them. "I wonder what Sasuke-kun'll be like if he had a girlfriend that he actually liked."

"Yeah, I'd love to see that." TenTen agreed, with Hinata nodding next to her. They both threw away their plates too as the janitor nodded politely to them.

"Like that'd ever happen; the guy's a complete jerk." Ino said.

"He is sweet deep down though." Sakura said, thinking of Emiko.

"Yeah, deeeeeeep down." TenTen said, laughing.

The group laughed. Sakura looked curiously at the janitor but couldn't see his face. She shrugged it off and threw her plate too.

"Yeah, hey, did you guys hear what happened at the mall on Saturday?" Ino asked.

"No, what?" Sakura asked before the girls all went into a state of gossip not caring if anyone overheard them.

With Sasuke, Lunch)

"Neh, is what Neji tells me true, teme! You were with Sakura-chan in the senior closet?" Naruto asked rather loudly causing others around them to erupt into a fit of whispers.

Sasuke ignored the whispers and the rumors that were beginning to form and replied, "Nice to see that people keep quiet about other people's business." He glared at Neji.

Neji shrugged and said, "Don't blame me; Naruto just overheard me and TenTen talking about it."

"Teme, you better not think as Sakura-chan as one of your toys because she's not! She's gonna remain pure and innocent until she gets her first boyfriend!" Naruto declared. Sakura had become a sort of sister to him.

"I think it's a little too late for that, Naruto." Shikamaru yawned out.

Naruto looked like a brick just hit him. "Wha? You mean Sakura isn't pure and innocent?"

Shikamaru looked at the impossibly stupid boy. "I mean that she probably had a boyfriend before, in Suna."

The guys all looked at him weirdly, even Sasuke although Sasuke was a bit annoyed. Partly because this was a girly topic of conversation and partly because of… something else and that annoyed him even more.

"What do you mean?" Naruto asked curiously.

"Remember when the morning after the sleep over for them?" Shikamaru asked. The group nodded. "Neji, you should remember, when Ino asked Sakura if she had a boyfriend in Suna and Sakura froze up?"

"Oh yeah." The Hyuuga said, remembering.

"Hey, where was I when all this happened?!" Naruto demanded.

"You were downstairs acting like an idiot while sucking on a lollipop." Shikamaru answered. He was tired of explaining; should have never even started this conversation.

"Oh yeah!" Naruto said before going into a dreamy state, "Hinata-chan was so nice and pretty…"

Neji glared, disgustedly at the blonde boy but said nothing; he already knew it was pointless.

"Alright, bell rings in a few seconds let's go." Shikamaru said looking at his watch and getting up along with the others and leaving towards the hallways to class.

(7th pd. Spare)

Sakura sighed as she walked, bored, down the hallways of the school. She could go to the roof but after Friday's incident she wasn't so keen to go now. So now she was forced to just roam the hallways bored out of her mind.

She passed the room they had used for art class that day since the original room was currently still dusty from Fridays' incident. The lesson had been murder since Kurenai was forcing them to make up for all the art that had been destroyed. The class had glared at Sakura at this point but Sakura didn't mind since she mostly talked to only Hinata and Sai who didn't blame her for the incident.

Sakura passed the room and went further down. This was the third time she passed the hallway and she was beginning to count how many tiles there were.

'292…293… 294…295…296, aargh! I'm so freakin' bored!' Sakura screamed inside her head so she wouldn't disturb the classes that were going on.

"Hey, is that her, that girl that was with Sasuke-kun in the closet this morning?"

Sakura snapped up and looked toward where the voice came from.

"Yup, that's her alright, pink hair, it's so ugly! Ewww, how could Sasuke-kun even think about even looking at her, that hair could easily blind his eyes!"

Sakura could feel herself glaring at the group of five girls about twenty feet away who were gossiping about her shamelessly. One of the group, the leader, stepped out in front and said, "Hey you freak, back off from Sasuke-kun, he's ours."

"You can have him, and I'm not a freak, you're the bunch of zombie girls who are obsessed with that jerk!" As soon as she said the words she clasped her hand over her mouth but the damage had already been done.

"Did she just call us zombies?" one of the girls stupidly asked.

"Yeah, she did!"

"Eww, zombies are old and crinkly, and have no fashion sense! And they walk all weirdly."

"I'm not old and crinkly!"

"Let's teach her a lesson!"


Sakura's eyes widened as she saw the five girls start running towards her and she had no idea what possessed her to stay and think, 'How could they run in high heels?'

'Move it you idiot!' Inner screamed bringing Sakura back to reality.

Sakura wasted no more time before she took off running wildly through the hallways the girls right behind her.

'How the hell did they get so fast! And why aren't they tired yet?!' Sakura yelled.

She rounded the corner. "Ow!" Sakura looked up from her position on the floor to see who she bumped into. Her eyes widened as she realized she was staring into the onyx orbs of Uchiha Sasuke. Sasuke raised an eyebrow. "Do I want to know?"

"Called fangirls zombies, they didn't take it so well…" Sakura muttered as she clambered up. "What are you doing here, aren't you supposed to be in the roof?!"

"Hn." Sasuke said.

Sakura rolled her eyes at his familiar answer.

"Where'd that bitch go?!"

Sakura paled as she heard the fangirls closing in on her. She watched as Sasuke put up the hood to his jacket over his head covering his giveaway hairstyle.

"Oh well, that's very convenient for you…" Sakura muttered angrily before taking off on the direction she was going…. And falling.

"Ow…" Sakura groaned as she fell for the second time in two minutes. "What the?"

"Hn. The floors wet." Sasuke said a little amused.

Sakura glared at him. "Why didn't you tell me that sooner?!"

Sasuke shrugged. "I just thought that even you wouldn't be stupid enough to miss that sign." He nodded towards a big yellow sign that read: Caution. Wet floor.

Sakura blushed. "Ah… well…" Suddenly a shriek was heard and Sakura was brought back to reality. She winced, as another girl yelled out, and then realized that they were getting closer. Oh great! What was she going to do?! She couldn't go back, they'd see her, and she couldn't continue forward, the floor was too wet to even walk on! What to do, what to do, what to do…

She got up and paled when she saw the fangirls getting closer due to their reflection on the shiny floor. "Oh great…"

Suddenly Sasuke was directly in front of her, very, very close.

"W-what are you doing?" Sakura asked nervously. First the fangirls and now this? Oh kami, why do you test me so?

Sasuke continued to lean in closer as she tried to back up but was blocked by the wall. She could hear the fangirls' footsteps coming closer but that didn't matter now. Her breathe shortened as Sasuke continued to lean in closer to her until he was half an inch away from her face.

"Hn. We're even." He whispered before his lips crashed down onto hers.

Everything went blank. What was he doing, why didn't she pull away? Sakura stared at Sasuke in shock as he continued to kiss her. How could he have such warm lips when he was so cold? Sakura never noticed how he put his hands around her head to block the fangirls from seeing her pink hair. Never noticed that soon after the fangirls just marked them off as a random couple and took off. Never noticed that Sasuke kissed her five seconds longer than he should have. All she noticed was that Uchiha Sasuke was kissing her, and she was doing nothing to stop him.

When the need to breathe came, Sasuke pulled away from her, calm and expressionless as always. Sakura too was expressionless, but more out of shock than calmness.

"Wha? What was that…?

"Shut it, Haruno, that didn't mean anything." Sasuke said.

Sakura said nothing.

A/N: Did anyone catch that last part? I hope someone did. I worked hard on this chapter, considering this was supposed to be about twenty pages shorter. Anyway, school starts on Monday, so that kinda… sucks. What's worse is that I haven't started my summer reading yet. So I'm gonna cram right after I post this. Yeah the kiss, Sasuke just did it to block Sakura from being seen by the fangirls, he sees it as getting even with Sakura for saving him earlier but if you look real close (reeeally close) Sasuke sorta wanted it, but not really it's too soon for that. Hehe.. He's starting to notice her a little more if you haven't noticed. I'm going slow, I know sorry, but I don't want it to pop out of nowhere. Good news: I already got this story planned out, well not exactly, but most of it .. Um… warning, the genre is drama, not romance. You'll see fluff, but Sasuke and Sakura won't hook up for a looong time. I think it's better that way, don't you?

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