Previously on "The Happiness & Sorrows of a Cherry Blossom"...

"Bitch." He muttered, his eyes now glared at hers.

"Ass." She retorted. The glaring contest had started.

"You're really short." Sasuke stated. This caught her off guard.

"THAT'S what you wanted to say?" She asked surprised. "You can be really random."

He shrugged.

C H A P T E R N I N E : unexpected

Do you regret things that you have done in your life?

Yes.

There are definitely things in my life that I regret.

Things that make me cry every time I think of them, and things that make me giggle childishly.

But hey, I'm only human. I can't control my feelings.

I usually ask myself random questions about emotions and life. The idea of speaking to others about this stuff sounds frightening… although my father had always suggested me to go to a psychiatrist.

I took a final deep sigh as I looked above me. Transparent windows shown above, birds flew from outside. It amazed me how deeply mesmerized I was by them. Their wings fluttered as they moved to wherever they wanted to take themselves. I always seemed to be fascinated by the flying creatures; I guess I sort of envied them, I mean, the way they had freedom to go anywhere they wanted. No worries at all. It was just them and their wings.

I wasn't really sure whether I actually took another deep sigh or not, but at the corner of my eye, I could see Sasuke staring at me with curiosity. I pretended to pay no attention to his actions. He had brushed his hair back with his free hand, his other folded on his lap.

Why wouldn't he just look away?

I didn't even know WHY I was here right now. I was supposed to hate him. Wasn't I?

Ah well.

"I wish I was a bird." I blurted. Damn it.

And there's another question to add to my "unanswered thoughts".

Why, oh why, did I have to say my thoughts aloud?

"What are you getting at…?" The idiot child asked curiously as he continued to stare with the same look. I think I had memorized his whole sequence of looks just about now. His curious look consisted of his usual raised eyebrow look, his raven coloured bangs fell almost over his perfectly set eyes, the darkness of his pupils stared right at me…

Oh god, please tell me I haven't been mesmerized by him again.

"Nothing." I muttered quickly. I wanted to avoid proper conversation with him. So I looked away to an empty corner, my fingers fiddling randomly.

"Cheh." He retorted in his "high and mighty" look. I think you can picture for yourself how this look seemed like.

"Okay!" Naruto exclaimed happily as he set down the big box in his hand onto the table.

I looked into it curiously.

"Ramen boxes for all!" He exclaimed cheerfully as he plopped down into the chair beside Sasuke.

Naruto really was a caring guy. He had always been.

"I want to go." The Uchiha said. He stood up and stared down at Naruto, as if he expected the blonde to follow him.

"I don't want to." Naruto explained. He looked into his big box as well; I can swear I saw him drooling over them like a hungry puppy.

I had to admit, I really did want to leave as well. I didn't get a chance to fix up my room completely, and well, I really didn't want to talk to people right now.

I heard a rattle sound against the table. It was Sasuke's phone on vibrate.

He looked down at the ID, and shrugged.

"You're not going to answer that?" I asked. I could tell there was amusement in my voice.

"Pssht. No." He took hold of the phone, put it in his pocket, and left Naruto and I in the food court.

"Where is he going…?" I asked myself, but Naruto answered for me anyways.

"Probably going to Suyu. Or maybe escaping her evil clutches." He said as a grin appeared on his face. I had the feeling Naruto really didn't like her, and to be truly honest, I already hated her.

"Hmm…" I want to go home. I finished the last part in my thoughts. But then I sighed.

"Naruto, I want to go home." I told him. He looked up at me with sad eyes. It made me feel guilty just looking into those sky blue eyes, oh god.

"I'm tired, and I haven't gotten anything organized in my room yet." I explained to him, I didn't like seeing him upset or disappointed. I guess I just wasn't in the mood to be around people today… that's all.

"Ah, okay. I'll drive you then." He offered, he took the big in his hands and stood up from his seat. I motioned him back down.

"It's okay; I'll take a bus or something."

"Are you sure? Because it's really no big deal."

I nodded. I really loved him. He was caring and sweet. Like a real brother.

I gave him a bright smile. "What would happen if everyone came and you weren't here to give them the great food?"

"You're right!" He exclaimed, I envisioned a light bulb lighting up in his brain. "I'll see you later then!" He gave me a pat on the back and sat down. It never was hard to get him to see it my way.

"Bye-bye!" He makes me smile like a child, it's the honest truth.


This town is freaking rich. I don't think it's fair. All over the town, shiny new vehicles were being driven, and every time a car had caught my eye, I'd just stare at them as they were gone from my view. Most of them were tinted, which made me even more curious to what was in them, or WHO was in them.

My feet started aching, so I bent down and sighed.

"I hate my life!" I said allowed. My throat was parched.

I heard tires screech to a stop on the road beside me, so I looked up in curiosity.

"Whoa…" Yes, it was THAT cool.

I don't know what had come over me, I was mesmerized. The black car looked like it had just been built and shipped from some rich place. The windows were black, so I squinted hard to try if I could catch a glimpse of anything inside.

Then I could feel my cheeks go red. I feel bad for the innocent person in the car right now… They probably think I'm some kind of stalker.

The windows pulled down automatically, I just stared even more.

"Get in." A boy said through the pulled down window.

"Uchiha?" I asked, I really couldn't tell it was him since the windows were so tinted. Wait… why was he here?

"No, it's the Easter bunny. Who the fuck do you think?" He asked in a sarcastic tone.

"No need to be so mean… How did you get your car here so fast?"

"I have extras everywhere." He said. I could tell he wasn't going to give me anymore information. So I shrugged it off and continued walking, leaving him and his shiny new car behind. It pained me really, leaving the opportunity to ride in some fascinating sports car.

He drove slowly by my side.

"Did you not hear me? I said get in. I'll give you a ride to the dorm."

I stopped in my place, and turned my head so I was facing him.

"I don't need your help."

Yes I do. I was dying inside.

The fact that some rich handsome guy was offering me a ride in his fabulous fancy car… it was overwhelming.

Hah, Not really.

You see, this is Sasuke Uchiha I'm talking about. The shiny car is quite fabulous though, but the person? Yeah, he's a douche. Other girls might probably faint in his arms, they'd probably DIE for him, but I'm Sakura Haruno. I'm the girl that wouldn't care about SASUKE Uchiha.

Damn Faggot.

"What the hell is your problem? What's with your god damn attitude?" He asked, I could tell he was pissed.

"Get lost." I began walking again.

"Get in." He continued to follow.

"Get LOST!" My arms automatically whaled in the air, I honestly have no idea how they moved by themselves…

"GET YOUR ASS IN THIS GOD DAMN CAR!" He yelled. It was really REALLY loud. It frightened me.

"You don't have to yell, people are staring." I told him as I stopped walking, although I probably shouldn't be talking… I'm pretty sure I yelled half the time as well.

"If you don't get in this car right now I swear to god I'll come over there and drag you in here."

I think he was serious, I knew the look when he was serious… it was cold and deadly.

"Fine." I gave up. But I walked extra slowly just to make him even madder.

I was laughing on the inside, the look on his face was priceless and I swear I just saw him twitch a bit.

"What are you, a snail?" He asked, although I could tell he was a tiny bit amused, even if it was a tiny bit.

"Nope, I'm a homo sapian."

"You're retarded."

"Screw you, you're just mad that I can use big words and you can't."

"Whatever."

I gave him my "fight back" look.

I got into the car, and he drove it.

I started wondering why he had left the mall in the first place.

"Naruto thought you were going to Suyu's." I stated as I looked through the window. The features from outside seemed darker than usual. Perhaps it was because of the tinted windows.

"No."

I looked at his face. He stared coldly at the road ahead of him.

"You can at least answer in full sentences."

He removed his gaze from the road to my face.

"Hn." Then he smirked.

"Bastard." He was just doing this all to annoy me, I knew it.

"Cheh."

For the rest of the ride, I kept my view on the outside of my window, at some moments I felt Sasuke's gaze on me. But I paid no attention.


The door squeaked open as Sasuke turned the door knob and pushed it open. I flicked open the lights and Sasuke dropped the keys onto the counter, interrupting the pre-silence with a loud clang.

I took off my shoes and placed my bare feet on the cold floor. As I looked up, I could see Sasuke taking off his, and then he spun around to face me.

He looked rather amused…

"What?" I asked. No one looks at someone like that without a freaking reason.

"You're shorter now."

My eye twitched severely.

"Is that ALL you can say?!" I yelled at him questioningly, I swear though, he has stated the exact same thing to me TWICE today!

"Midget."

"Fucking bastard…" I said as I walked slowly into the kitchen. I realized I haven't really gotten a chance to look at everything in the place yet.

"You know, someone your size shouldn't be swearing so much."

"I hate you." I stated as I looked back at him. A smirk was spread across his face. Then he headed to his room without a word.


Sasuke's POV

"Missed me?"

"Huh?" I looked around, but saw no one.

"Silly, it's me again." The girl sang in her melodic voice. It's getting more familiar now, I swear it is.

"So who exactly are you?"

"You know… It would be less embarrassing for you if you DIDN'T speak out loud… just in case someone heard you…"

She did have a point.

'Hn…'

"I'm pretty sure someone's going to hurt you if you continue to speak in one word sentences."

'Pssht. Whatever.'

"Suit yourself."

I started wondering why she didn't talk much from the rest of the day.

'You haven't spoken much today, I mean for the rest of the day.'

I heard her humming to herself, she seemed relaxed.

"I was with you ALL day…"

'Yet you never spoke.'

"No… I spoke."

"Liar." I spoke aloud as I ruffled my hair.

'Close your eyes.' She told me, well, it sounded more of an order. I decided to listen to her for once.

I closed my eyes, and saw only darkness.

'What do you think I look like?'

Her voice sounded so familiar, so angelic, and peaceful.

I couldn't visualize what she looked like though.

'Hmm… Maybe you'll figure it out soon.'

What did she mean by that?

Just then I heard a loud banging noise coming from Sakura's room.

Then I realized that the voice had completely disappeared again.

God damn it.

I was too lazy to get up and walk into her room, so I decided to yell from here. Not really my thing to make such a commotion, but I was really irritated by the voice's constant disappearances.

"SAKURA!" My own voice pierced my ears.

"WHAT?" My pink haired roommate yelled back, her voice was rather screechy now… perhaps she was sleepy?

"WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING IN THERE!?" Why do I even care…?

"FUCK YOU!" That bitch, what the hell is her problem?

I have a freaking headache now. Maybe, if I hear that beautiful voice just once more tonight, maybe then will I be content.

Wait, who am I kidding?

It's a freaking VOICE, not a person.

I could just call in one of the girls from the strip clubs…

Sakura would get pissed though… which makes me even more tempted I guess.

I knew this was going to be a long night.


Sakura's POV

My father had dropped off all the boxes that I had packed, and man, there were a lot.

I picked up one of the boxes that was in the corner of the room and began to lift it towards my desk.

The boxed dropped to the floor, banging onto my right foot. It made a big clanging sound.

"SHIT!" I cursed, I couldn't help it, and it really hurt. I rubbed my foot until it didn't hurt as much.

I hope I didn't wake anyone up…

"SAKURA!" A boy yelled from the other side of the door.

Stupid Uchiha.

"WHAT?" I yelled back. I don't think this is helping the peacefulness, and I'm pretty sure some of the dorm people are going to complain.

"WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING IN THERE!?" I REALLY don't like him…

"FUCK YOU!" I yelled back.

I heard no comeback from him, so I suppose it was safe to continue cleaning.

I was about to bend down to pick up the items that had fallen out of the box, but then I was interrupted by the one and only jerk of the century.

He barged into my room as he swung the door wide open, allowing it to hit the wall behind it.

He looked at me, and I looked at him. I could feel the tenseness in him; I guess his aura was pretty moody right now.

…Wait… He fucking barged into my room?

"WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING IN HERE?!" I screamed at him as I jumped onto my bed and covered myself in the sheets; I tightened my grip on the blanket. I still felt kind of naked... Maybe he didn't notice what I was wearing…

He didn't answer my question; he just stared at me with a powerful glare.

But I didn't see hatred in them at all.

My grip loosened, curiosity overcame me.

"Sasuke…?" I asked softly, I hoped that if I had used a nicer tone with him, maybe he would stop this weird trance of his and come back to normal.

It worked.

He looked down, and I noticed his eyes softened a bit.

"Hey… are you crying?!" I asked loudly, I'm not sure if my tone of voice showed amusement. But he abruptly looked up at me, his eyebrow raised.

"I'll take that as a no…"

"I haven't heard you say my name in a while." He stated bluntly as he continued to stare at me.

I looked at him, speechless.

"Uhm…"

"Forget it. Don't be so noisy." He walked out.

I blame him for giving me a guilty conscience.

"Wait!"

He stopped, and turned slightly.

"I'm sorry." I felt bad, I don't know why, but I just needed to say sorry. Even if there was no reason to it.

He smirked. "Idiot."

My eyes narrowed, "You can at least accept my apology."

"But I don't know why you're apologizing." He stated. I didn't know why either.

"Never mind then," I looked down at the floor with all the cluttered items, "Can you get out please."

He looked down at the floor, too, and sighed. "You're a messy child." He stated.

"Pssht, shut up. Now get out."

"Fine, do you need help?" I found it weird how he offered help. It didn't seem like an "Uchiha" thing to do.

"No thank you. Get out."

"Pushy." He smirked, and then got out. Thank god.

I smiled. At least I know he's not much of an ass.

"Well, I'm not short. I'm just unusually NOT tall." She declared as she put her chin up in the air and crossed her arms as she walked away from the raven haired Uchiha