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He wasn't bothered.
He wasn't bothered about opening the door, answering his mother, getting up, going to school and turning off that stupid beeping alarm clock.
"Sasuke, wake up or you're going to be late for school."
He didn't care about school or anything else other than music. It was his passion, soul and life.
His father once told him the Uchihas never dream about anything, they always achieve it. Sasuke dreamed of becoming a well-known musician but, unfortunately for him he was nowhere near achieving it. The only thing he was famous for was being the son of Fugaku Uchiha, the owner of the world famous Uchiha Enterprises.
High School Rocks
#.x by BilliamTheKid
Chapter One: Prologue – Meeting You.
The door all of the sudden burst open and a very pissed Mikoto Uchiha frowned at him."Sasuke, get out of bed now." she said, still calmly.
She grabbed one of Sasuke's white pillows then started hitting him with it. "Oh, how childish you are mother. Okay, I'll get up." Sasuke mumbled, taking the duvet off of him.
"I can't believe that worked!" Mikoto giggled. "You want anything for breakfast? I can cook it if you want. The maids are on vacation at the moment." she continued.
"Anything other than a tomato?"
"Fine." she walked out of the room, smiling at how childish Sasuke was being.
"Great, more screaming fan girls. One of the many reasons why I hate life." Sasuke grunted whilst changing his clothes.
"Yoo hoo, Sakura! Wake up!"
"Not now mother," a certain pink-haired girl muttered, covering her face with her pillow.
"Get up Sakura, or else you'll be late for your first day." A very annoyed Hikari Haruno demanded, pulling the pink and white duvet off of Sakura.
"Five more minutes..." Sakura murmured, grabbing her duvet back.
"Look Sakura! You're guitar and keyboard went missing!" Hikari joked, making the sixteen year old jump from her bed.
"Works every time. Get ready for school Saki! You should be excited, I mean, Leaf Academy is one of the most top academic schools in the country! I graduated there and, look at us now, were living in a delicate art sculpture!"
Hikari wasn't good with metaphors – Sakura thought.
Her mother grinned at her then walked out the door, "Oh yeah, by the way, I won't be home until midnight! I have a huge art exhibit I will be hosting. Be a mature lady and tell your older brothers to wake up. I'm heading off in a few minutes!" she shouted whilst walking down the marble staircase.
"Can't you wake them up!? Their rooms are like a pig's sty." Next thing Sakura knew, the front door was shut.
"Evil woman." she sighed then tied her hair into a messy yet neat bun.
"First day of school, this'll be a blast." she continued before changing into her school uniform.
The ladies' uniform were very smart-looking. It was a sleeveless collared white top, a black blazer, a black and white plaid skirt that reached down to the top of the knees, white knee-high socks and black school shoes.
She walked by her brothers' bedrooms, knocking. "Sei, Sora, wake up!"
She knocked once again, only this time, ten times louder. "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Heavens Door!" The girl's seventeen year old brother Sei opened the door, singing Knockin' on Heavens Door.
"Hey ice cream head," Sei greeted, messing up Sakura's shoulder length hair.
"You can't say much dude. I'm not the one on fire." Sakura giggled, making fun of Sei's orange and red hair, messing up the fire-like locks.
Sakura glanced at the quiet white double doors. "Sora, wake up!" she banged her brother's door. "Easy there Pinkster. The first twin stayed up late finishing his art...stuff."
Sei and Sora are twins. Identical blue-eyed hot twins.
Though the only difference between the two's appearances are their hair colors. Sora had purple hair whilst Sei had red-orange.
Their physical hobbies were completely different. Sora likes art, like their mother and Sei likes Music, like their father.
Sakura was the odd one out. The only one in the family that has unusual hair (minus Sora) and emerald eyes. When her father was still living, he used to tell her that when Hikari was pregnant with her, she used to eat a lotof strawberry ice cream.
She inherited everything, from her mother's goddess-like face, to her father's sweet kindness and charm. She was known as the 'Perfect Child' by her relatives, though the rosette haired teen denied that.
She grabbed her red tote bag then her house keys. "Bye guys!" she exclaimed before shutting the huge double doors behind her.
"Eh, it's teme!" A certain blond seventeen year old exclaimed, pointing towards Sasuke.
"Alright, dobe?" Sasuke said, doing the guy hand greeting.
The both of them were outside the gates of Leaf Academy of Fine Arts . "Yeah! Summer was amazing, as always! Hey teme, you wanna go to that new coffee shop like at lunch? I heard they serve ramen!"
"Ramen? In a coffee shop? That's...odd."Sasuke grunted, then all of the sudden bumped into someone. "Fangirl..."
"Oh my god! I bumped into Sasuke Uchiha!" I girl screamed, tackling Sasuke into a big hug.
Sasuke tried pulling the girl off. "Get off me you crazy woman!"
"Yeah, get off my Sasuke-kun! He doesn't want you! He wants me!" Another girl exclaimed, pulling the girl off of the suffocating Uchiha.
"You know, stuff like this is so cliché." Naruto chuckled, "You're on your own partner." he continued, patting Sasuke's shoulders before walking of.
"You asshole!" Sasuke hissed, ignoring the squeals of the ladies.
Leaf Academy of Fine Arts
School Student Planner
Name: Haruno, Sakura
D.O.B: March 28
Main Department: Music
Student Schedule – Week A
One: Chemistry – 8:15 – 9:00
Two: Music – 9:05 – 9:50
Three: Free Period – 10:35 – 11:20
Four: Physical Education – 11:25 – 12:10
Five: Art – 12:15 – 1:00
Lunch: 1:00 – 1:45
Six: English Literature – 1:50 – 2:35
Seven: Calculus II – 2:35 – 3:20
"There it is. Leaf Academy of Fine Arts. One of the many wealthiest private schools in the country." Sakura said to herself, grasping tightly on her handbag.
"You got that right. I'm guessing you're new here, I'm sure you'll fit in just fine!" A person behind her answered cheerfully. "You know, if you hang out with the right people."
"Excuse me but, do I know you?" Sakura asked, glancing at the girl who had long blond haired tied into a neat ponytail.
"Ino Yamanaka, head cheerleader, former prom slash homecoming queen and voted as the most popular girl in school, three years in a row." She proudly said, grinning towards the pink haired girl.
"Head cheerleader? Most popular girl in school? Shouldn't you be...'bitchy' and envied by a lot of girls?" Sakura responded, walking towards the school site with Ino.
"Have you been watching 'Mean Girls' and 'Not Another Teen Movie' over the summer? Of course not! I feel so offended!" Ino cried, the back of her hand covering her forehead.
"Oh, I'm sorry." Sakura answered.
"Just kidding pinkie! Why don't you come sit with us at lunch?" Ino asked, walking towards her locker.
"Yeah, my friends and I. You're gonna love them!"
"Oh Sasuke-kun! I love you!"
"Marry me Sasuke!"
A large number of girls squealed, crowding around an 'unfortunate soul' (as Sakura recalls). The crowd became more louder.
"I thought this was a High School, not a riot zone." The pink-haired teen mumbled, wondering what all the racket was about.
"The whole school turns into a pig sty when he's around." She muttered, pointing towards probably the hottest boy Sakura Haruno has ever seen. "...Sasuke Uchiha."
"Yeah...wow. So, are you doing anything after school? If not, we could go to that new coffee shop." Ino suggested, slamming her locker door shut.
"Oh, you mean Lava Java Cafe? I work there."
Ino grinned at Sakura, "REALLY!? You could give me an employee discount thing right, because were BFF's right!?"
"BFF's?" Sakura quietly asked, a puzzled expression written all over her face.
Ino rolled her cerulean eyes, "As in Best Friends Forever, duh. So you can get me that discount?"
She pulled the pink-haired teen into a hug. "I-I'll t-try, j-just get o-off me-e."
"Let's go get your schedule BFF!" Ino exclaimed, linking arms with Sakura.
"So which department did you sign up to?" Ino questioned as the two of them walked along the hallway then pass the lockers.
"Music. I could've signed up to art but I didn't want to be like my art-freak mother." I giggled. "She went to graduated here."
Another boring Chemistry lesson for Sasuke. The only interesting thing about it was his chemistry partner, a girl with rosette hair. Who in the hell would have pink hair!? It looked natural because her eyebrows were pink too and and the roots remained pink.
"Before we start the Chemistry lesson, the Principal would like me to announce the annual Battle of the Bands."
The Chemistry teacher soon caught the whole class' attention. "The winners gets two-thousand prize money and a recording contract."
The students started mumbling except the pink haired girl who had her eyes set on the audition poster.
"You can sign up at the Main Reception. Let's begin the chemistry lesson..."
'Battle of the Bands...' The phrase kept repeating over and over Sasuke's head. The ebony haired Uchiha glanced at the pink haired girl. He could see happiness and excitement in her emerald eyes. 'Is she thinking about the Battle of the Bands too...?"
"Sakura, would you be so kind and hand out these Periodic Tables to each pair." The pink haired girl stood up, walking towards the teacher then started handing out the Periodic Tables. 'Sakura, Cherry Blossom? Interesting...' Sasuke thought, smirking.
Sakura sat down, glancing at Sasuke. "So, uhhh...hi?"
'Why is she not drooling? Doesn't she know who I am?'
She smiled. 'Is smiling the only thing she can think about?'
"So, uh... Do you wanna check the microscope first or should I?" She glanced at the microscope in front of our table.
"No, you go first. You know hat they say, ladies first." Sasuke gave in, pushing the microscope near Sakura.
"So, you're Sasuke right?" she asked whilst looking through the microscope with a group cells beneath it. "Nice to meet you..."
"Sakura, right?" He muttered, glancing at Sakura who was offering the microscope.
The girl nodded, "Your turn."
Once again, she smiled.
"Hello, welcome to Lava Java Cafe, how may I help you?" Sakura smiled towards the costumer. She recognized the raven hair and the onyx eyes, "Sasuke?"
"Sakura? You work here?"
"You two know each other?" The (extremely hot) blond haired teen standing next to Sasuke exclaimed. He glanced at Sakura, grinning. "Hey...uhh, Sakura. I'm Naruto, Naruto Uzumaki. You've probably seen me, somewhere."
"Naruto Uzumaki? Ive heard that name from somewhere..." Sakura said, tapping her red-ink pen on the table. "That's it! Aren't you Kushina-san's son? She and my mom are business partners and she always talks about you."
"Really! So you're Hikari-chan's daughter, great to finally meet you."Naruto grinned at Sakura, "Can we order our drinks now? I'll have a Venti Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino Blended Coffee." Sasuke bluntly butted in, frowning.
"I'll have the same and ramen too!" Naruto exclaimed, not bothered looking at the sign.
"Ooh! I'm sorry but the cafe manager kinda canceled the whole ramen thing," Sakura giggled at Naruto's pouting face, showing the blond teen the 'RAMEN CANCELED' sign. "I'll give in a free double chocolate muffin. Courtesy from Sakura." she continued, grinning as she placed a big muffin on Naruto's hand.
"Thanks!" he chuckled, taking a bite of the muffin.
She gave Sasuke and Naruto their frappes then opened the cash machine's money drawer. "That's six-fifty please."
* * *
"So, have you heard about the Battle of the Bands thing?" Naruto took sip of his frappe, leaving a little froth on the corner of his lips. "I think we should be a band again! Like when we were in Middle School, we were awesome!"
"Dobe, three of our old band members left the country. How are we suppose to be a band again?" Sasuke muttered, pointing the obvious.
He glanced at the pink haired cashier who was serving orders.
"I know... We should get new band members!"
"What, hold an audition?" Sasuke said, not taking his eyes off Sakura.
Sasuke noticed Sakura walking towards them, with a tray of cookies. "Those girls over there wanted me to give these to you two," she giggled, pointing towards a table full of college girls, waving at them. "See ya,"
"Hey Sakura!" Ino walked inside the cafe, pulling Sakura into a hug.
"Hi Ino," The bubblegum haired girl walked behind the cashier, "May I take your order?" she giggled at how awkward serving her new best friend.
"Yup, Caramel Hot Chocolate please! I do get that discount right?"
"Is the discount the only thing you could think about?" Sakura giggled as she wrote the orders down. "Seventy-five percent off!"
"You actually agreed on one of my ideas? Wow, can't believe that worked!" Naruto exclaimed, sitting on the drama hall's judges panel. He opened his orange messenger bag, taking a few papers out. "And quite a lot of people are auditioning." he continued.
"Hn," Sasuke replied, slouching down the seat.
"Let's get started then! Uh, Kenji Eda! Your up." Naruto exclaimed as a freshman with black shaggy hair walked towards the stage, with a black Les Paul on his hand.
"Uh, hey. I'm gonna sing and play Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses. I just started guitar lessons so I might be a little rusty."
He started playing the first chords, badly followed by terrible singing. Sasuke and Naruto glanced at each other with annoyance. "A little?" Sasuke grunted, almost snapping his pencil in half.
"Next!" Naruto exclaimed.
This was going to be a really long hour.
After thirty-seven more auditions, Sasuke stood up, grunting. "This sucks. I'm out of here,"
"Wait teme! There's still sixty-nine auditions!" Naruto called out, dumping the papers inside his bag.
Just as the two were about to exit the hall, a junior with black hair and ghostly pale skin walked in front of them with a Fender Jaguar Bass in hand. "Am I too late?" the teen questioned, grinning.
"Hey, aren't you that new guy from my Spanish class? I recognize that smile from somewhere?" Naruto replied, glancing towards the boy.
"Yes. I am Sai Ton, I'm here for the audition." 'Sai' quietly introduced himself, "Can I still audition...?"
Naruto eyed Sasuke, "I guess one audition wouldn't hurt." Sasuke muttered, walking back down to the panel.
"Bass huh? That's probably the first one since most of the people auditioned for guitar and drums." Naruto replied, taking a pen and paper out. "You need someone to play the guitar?" the blond continued, receiving a small nod from Sai as he plugged the bass on the amplifier.
Sasuke stood up, walking towards the backstage then grabbed one of the black Stratocaster guitar from the stand. "Let's see how good this guy is." He plugged in the guitar then started playing (oh so famous,) Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple.
"Easy." Sai plainly muttered to himself then started playing the bass.
* * *
Naruto's jaw drop whilst Sasuke stayed acting cool. The blond teen clapped his hands loudly, "I think we've found our new bass player teme!" Naruto exclaimed, running towards the stage.
"Thanks." Sai replied, giving Naruto smile.
"We'll have to continue the rest of the auditions later. I have Music class in a few minutes." Sasuke walked off the stage with his hands inside his pockets.
"We have a new student people! Sakura Haruno!" The music teacher opened the door and there walked in the same pink haired girl Sasuke met yesterday. She had a black guitar case in hand, decorated with bright colorful badges. She placed the guitar case and her red tote bag on the floor where the rest of the bags and instruments were. She sat down on an empty red chair, in front of Sasuke.
"Today some of you are going to perform in front of the whole class, just to see how well your musical skills are. You don't have to if you don't want to," The teacher looked around the whole class, "Sakura, would you like to go first?." The rosette haired teen glanced up with a tint of blush across her cheeks. "Er, I'll pass."
Sasuke couldn't help but glance at Sakura as she sat quietly, looking down. "Sasuke?"
Sasuke nodded, grabbing a black acoustic from the guitar stands.
'There goes the annoying fan girl squeals...' Sasuke signed, taking the seat in front of the class.
"You may begin," The music teacher sat down on her desk, quietly listening to Sasuke as he played the chords followed by his angelic singing voice.
'Whenever I'm weary from the battles that rage
in my head
You make sense of madness when my sanity
hangs by a thread
I lose my way but still you seem to understand
Now and forever,
I will be your man.
Sasuke heard a couple squeals and fainting noises from the class but shrugged it off. He glimpsed towards Sakura who was calmly watching him.
'Sometimes I just hold you
Too caught up in me to see
I'm holding a fortune that heaven has given
I'll try to show you each and every way I can
Now and forever
I will be you man.'
Sasuke played the final chords before receiving an applause from the audience and screaming from fan girls. "Nineties classic, I love it! Well done Sasuke, A plus!" The teacher exclaimed as Sasuke walked towards his seat. He glanced at Sakura with a smirk.
* * *
"Of you go people!" The music teacher bid her goodbyes to the students as the school bell went off.
Sakura was the last one to stand up, being the only one inside the room. She stared at the grand piano in the corner of the room for a few seconds before walking towards it.
She sat down on the black and red stool, opening the polished wooden fall board. Her long slender fingers trailed along the polished white keys.
She played the keys, followed by her singing.
'Nobody knows who I really am.
I never felt this empty before,
and if I ever need someone to come along...'
Sasuke rubbed his temples, realizing he forgot his music sheets. "Crap," he cursed to himself, running back to the Music block.
He could hear piano notes being played, followed by a female's voice. He hid behind the nearest wall, wondering who the girl was.
'dooku de iki o shiteru toomei ni natta mitai kudayami ni omoe dakedo mekaku shisarete tadake'
(Far away, I'm breathing, as if I were transparent
It would seem I was in the dark, but I was only blindfolded)
The music stopped before Sasuke could enter the room. He eyed the person inside the room, which happened to be his pink-haired chemistry partner. "Hey, Sasuke." She smiled, picking her tote bag from the clean carpet floor.
"Was that you playing then?" Sasuke questioned, taking his sheets from the black music stand.
She slowly nodded, glancing back at the piano. "You're pretty...good." Sasuke muttered, walking towards the girl.
"T-thank you," Sakura pushed her thick pink strands behind her ear, "I didn't know anyone was here."
"I wasn't. I just came to pick up these," Sasuke showed her the music sheets.
"Hey teme! Come on, more people want to audition!" Naruto stuck his head inside the open door. He noticed Sakura was inside the room, giving her a cheesy grinned, "Oh, hey Sakura! Wanna come with us?"
"Where? You band auditions?" Sakura questioned as Naruto nodded. "Sure!" Sakura skipped by Naruto, smiling.
'Doo Doo DooDoo
Doo Doo DooDoo
Doo Doo DooDoo
Doo Doo DooDoo
"I thought people here were supposed to be talented?" Sakura whispered to Sasuke and Naruto, getting irritated by the girl's screechy voice singing a High School Musical song.
"They don't have to be, as long as they have their rich parents paying for them." Sasuke replied, scribbling something on the clipboard.
"Next!" Naruto exclaimed, giving the girl a 'get out!' gesture then receiving a loud cry from the girl.
"Well that surely made my ears bleed, how can you people survive watching this for hours without any ear plugs?" Sakura asked, receiving a small chuckle from Naruto and a "Hn." from Sasuke.
A senior teen wearing a really tight green spandex skipped towards the stage then twirled around. He had a 60's bowl-cut hairstyle and extremely thick and bushy eyebrows which gave Sakura small goosebumps. "Lee? You play an instrument?" Sasuke questioned hotly, leaning his arms against the table.
Lee glanced at Sasuke then at Naruto then at Sakura. He quickly approached the girl, blushing. "Who is this beautiful angel of youth?"
Sakura shivered a little, forcing a small smile. The green spandex guy posed, "I am the handsome devil of Leaf Academy! My name is Rock Lee!" he exclaimed to Sakura.
"I'm Sakura..." she murmured.
"What's your talent bushy-brows? We ain't got all day you know!" Naruto retorted, impatiently tapping his foot.
"That wasn't very nice Naruto..." Sakura whispered, tugging onto the sleeve of his shirt.
Lee ran back to the stage, winking at Sakura. "I will perform the art of dance!"
"Dance? Haven't you read the audition posters, it says 'Music talents'" Sasuke plainly replied. Lee walked away in embarrassment, "I'll be back for you Sakura-chan! Guy-Sensei!" Lee cried, running off.
"Okay..." Both Naruto and Sakura muttered in unison.
"At least Lee was the last one...right?" Sakura continued, looking at the clipboard.
"For now." Sasuke replied in boredom, slouching on the chair.