kk Here's chapter 1 of my first NON-oneshot fic! xD It's only gonna be a few chapters unless I get good reviews. x3

Disclaimer: Naruto isn't mine. Is it yours? OMG Masashi Kishimoto is gonna be out to get you!

Hope you enjoy!

-Chapter 1-
Things are Changing

"Did you HONESTLY believe that would work?!" Sakura screamed at her former date Sai. "I can't believe you would do that to me!" she fumed while stomping away from him. Even though it was night time, the street lights were on, making them earn stares or a glance or two.

Sai started following her. "You could at least give me another chance..."

"NO!! Just leave me alone!" Sakura was running by now, tears were streaming down her face. She didn't care where she was going. She just wanted to get as far away from him as possible.

She didn't realize what happened until she felt a sharp pain in her knee. It's not always easy to run with tears at night and manage not to trip over something. For a second, she decided on staying on the ground. It wouldn't be that bad to stay there for the night. But a dark, looming figure had approached and was now leaning over her.

Before she could say anything, she heard the most uncommon thing someone would say to one who'd just fallen down.

"You should watch where you're going." the stranger said coldly.

"Well excuse me..." Sakura started and looked up, "S-Sasuke-kun?"

It was indeed, Sasuke. This was the first time she'd seen him in almost two years, and he still acted like a cold-hearted bastard.

His arms were crossed, and his tinted navy blue hair was swaying in the bitter night wind. His long bangs hung down in front of his eyes, which gave him the "really cool" look, every girl in Konoha couldn't resist.

Sasuke rolled his eyes. Why was he even bothering to talk to her? She's just another little fan girl who would do anything to get him to glance at her. He was ready to say the "No", "Shut up', or "Go away" replies he usually said to her.

"Hmph. You don't have to be so cold!" Sakura spat angrily at him before getting up herself and marching right by him. She didn't have the time, the patience, or even the energy to ridicule herself in front of her former team mate with constant apologies this time.

But Sasuke definitely didn't see that coming. It had only been two years since the last time he saw her, but had she changed so much in the time he was away? He had never felt what he felt now. Unloved. Especially by the person who used to love and cling to him twenty-four seven.

He turned around to look at her walking away quickly. She looked to be in a hurry to get somewhere. But either way, he did NOT want to be the one who was told off! Uchiha's were the ones who told people off! And if it just happened to be the other way around, oh, would they get it!

He ran quickly to catch up, and run beside her, "Hey! I was going to help you up-"

"Then why didn't you?!" she retorted back, cutting him off. She was still running, not making any effort to slow down. She didn't even look at him and kept her gaze forward. "Or is it because you're 'too cool' to?"

Sasuke was a bit taken aback at her comment. "I..." he trailed off.

"Yeah I thought so!" she pumped chakra into her legs and was speeding off quickly into the distance.

Sasuke slowed to a stop and just stood there; staring after her shadow that just disappeared, and replaying the short conversation he and Sakura just had before she ran away. Too cool? He never really thought about being too cool. But the major reason why Sasuke was confused was her whole attitude itself. He had never seen her act that dominant to anyone, especially to him. Just by the way she talked, it looked like she could physically kick anyone's ass, including his. Had she really changed this much in just two years?

Early the next morning, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura were waiting by the bridge for their perverted sensei, and were already used to his lateness. It was the first morning they were going to have training together since two years ago. Kakashi was, obviously, still late, Naruto was a still a loud-mouth, Sasuke was still an anti-social ass, but Sakura… had changed. No hugs, no kisses, no squealing at all on the bridge that morning.

"Ano, Sakura-chan, you're not gonna ask Sasuke-teme for a date?" Naruto asked, noticing the change.

"No, Naruto. I'm not." Sakura said dryly.

Hopefully the rest of my day will be as good as this. Sasuke thought, not daring to say it out loud.

The rest of the time waiting was an awkward silence.

"Yo," A large puff of grey smoke appeared in front of the trio. Kakashi looked at them with a raised eyebrow. "Oh? You guys are unusually quiet."

No one said a word.

Kakashi sweat dropped. "Well we'll be working on sparring today. We'll split up into two groups. Naruto will come with me, and Sasuke and Sakura will be together." (A/N How ironic.)

Kakashi and Naruto left, leaving Sasuke and Sakura to set off for a bare patch of land to spar.

They took opposite ends of the field when, "You sure you'll be alright?" Sasuke asked, smirking.

Sakura looked offended, "Excuse me?"

Sasuke shrugged, "Well you know how you've always-"

"Don't underestimate me!" she growled angrily, cutting him off.

"Whatever," he said, closing his eyes to activate his Sharingan. Sakura immediately charged towards him with her arm raised, ready to attack him with a glowing, chakra-filled fist. He just barely got out of the way in time to see Sakura missing him and punching the ground, causing it to explode and emit a deep hole with up-raised rocks.

He stared at the sight Sakura had just created. She had created this? No way, he couldn't believe it. She really wasn't the weak little girl anymore. Nevertheless, she couldn't defeat him with just that insane power. She definitely had to be better than that.

Sasuke jumped just far enough for the next move he was going to make.

"Katon: Goukakyuu no Jutsu!!" he yelled after making a few hand signs. A giant ball of sizzling fire erupted from his mouth towards the pink-haired kunoichi.

The sun had set. The sky was dark. The field destroyed. Neither Sasuke nor Sakura showing defeat yet, and stood at either ends of the field with an 'I'm-so-not-going-down-yet' face. Naruto and Kakashi had fallen asleep watching them in a nearby tree that wasn't already burnt to crisps.

Sasuke was panting heavily, and could also see Sakura fading out as well. He struggled to move his body.

"Goukakyuu no Jutsu!" he managed to get out weakly, and a small but still powerful flame hurled towards Sakura.

Can't… move… she thought, panicking. Her eyes closed and she fell to the ground.

Dun dun dun... a cliffhanger! I think I'm gonna do this a lot, so you better get used to it. xP The second chapter is much better. Trust me. xD

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