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This chapter is dedicated to Kyubinaru1412 who encouraged me to write this chapter!!
"Sasuke-kun!! Over here!!" An enthusiastic pink-haired girl was waving to him in a table across the room.
Sasuke spotted her and slowly walked over. His hands were sweating, and he wiped them on his pants. He was so nervous today, and his appearance showed that. "Hi Sakura," He said and sat down.
Sakura smiled at him brilliantly, which made her all the more gorgeous. She had a beautiful turquoise gown on, with matching earrings. The dress was a v-neck, and it was nicely accented with the jade necklace. His eyes followed the necklace down to the charm, and even lower to her-
"So Sasuke-kun," she said, and he almost jumped out of his seat. "What did you have to get?"
"G-get?" He was situating himself back into position.
"Yeah, you said that you couldn't pick me up because you had to get something!"
The conversation on the phone flashed back to him.-- FLASHBACK
"Uh Sakura, would you like to go out today?"
"Today? Sure!! Where are we going?" Her bright voice filled the phone.
"Uh, I have reservations at that new Italian restaurant that opened up."
"Nani? But that place is expensive!" Her voice was full of incredibility and disbelief.
Sasuke scratched the back of his head. "Uh, yeah. I guess."
"Oh, I forgot. You rich people don't worry about a thing." Her tone was playful, and he could just imagine her smiling face.
"Uh, right. Anyways, I won't be able to pick you up tonight."
"Really? How come?"
He pulled the collar of his shirt. "I have to get something. But I'll meet you there at 7."
Sakura sounded unsure. "Ok."
"Great! The reservation's under Uchiha. Remember."
"Ok, I'll be wai-ting!"
"Uh, ok. Bye."
"Bye Sasuke-kun."END FLASHBACK
"Oh, yeah. Uh, right. I got…. it."
"So? What was it?" She leaned toward him and he was looking at her necklace again, down to the-
Sasuke jumped up again, startling Sakura. 'Can't think these thoughts. Can't think these thoughts. Can't think these thoughts. Can't think these- Oh wow, that's a really ripe tomato' He smacked himself in the head. 'AH! Ok, calm yourself down Sasuke.'
"Sasuke-kun? Are you alright? Is something wrong?" She put her hand to his forehead, and he blushed involuntarily.
"Y-yeah! Just peachy! We should order now! Waiter!" He snapped his fingers, but the sound was muffled by the sweat forming on his hands again.
Sakura looked at him weirdly. "Ok Sasuke. If you say so. Waiter!" Sakura snapped her fingers and a waiter came rushing towards them.
"What will you have madam?" He bowed politely and handed her the menu.
"Uh, I'll have-"
Sasuke hadn't heard the rest of the question, even when Sakura ordered for him. He was too busy talking to himself.
'Oh god, oh god. What should I do? Should I? Or shouldn't I? What if she says no? What if, What if... Oh kami, please help me!'
When he saw people looking at him weirdly he went back to talking to Sakura about the quality of the tomatoes here, even thought he hadn't tired them. 'Oh kami, I need all the help I can get!'
When they had finished their meal, Sakura had grabbed her bag. She put on her cardigan, stood up and got ready to leave.
Sasuke grabbed her wrist, pulling her back down. She squeaked in surprise.
"Sasuke-kun! What's going on?" She yelled indignantly and smoothed out her dress, and taking off her cardigan.
Everyone in the restaurant stared at the couple curiously, wondering what was going on.
"There's nothing to see." Sasuke glared at them, and they all turned away sheepishly. He looked back towards Sakura.
"Well?" she stared at him from her seat.
"Sakura. I have something to ask you." He put his hands on hers.
She looked at their hands and back up to her boyfriend curiously. "Yes, Sasuke-kun?"
"You know that we've been dating for a year and half, right?"
She nodded slowly, as if unsure of what was going on. Her eyes suddenly widened. "Are you breaking up with me?"
"No! No! Nothing of the sort!" He watched as her tears slowly ceased to exist. "Well, I was wondering…. I have a question to ask…." He stared at her dead on. "Sakura, will you-"
"OI! Teme, is that you?" A voice rang through the restaurant. Sasuke hung his head as despair surrounded him.
Sakura, whom was oblivious to what was happening with Sasuke, freed a hand from the pile and waved it around. "Naruto! Hinata! Over here!"
The said people walked over briskly. "Hiya Sakura!"
"Hi Naruto. Hi Hinata."
"Hello Sakura. Hello Sasuke-san." The two of them pushed their table next to Sasuke and Sakura's.
Sasuke waved them off. Sakura glared at him.
"Yeah, yeah. Hi. So Sakura, I was wondering…. Would you-"
"Well hey hey! How are you all doing tonight?" Two shadows loomed over the table.
Everyone looked up to see Kiba and Shino, along with Akamaru.
Warm greetings were exchanged and the two males pulled up another table next to Hinata and Naruto's.
"Anyways," Sasuke said when everyone was all situated. "Will you-"
"Forehead girl!" This time Sasuke was interrupted by Ino, Chouji, and Shikamaru.
'Oh god,' He thought. 'Who else is going to turn up?'
Every time Sasuke tried to ask Sakura the VERY important question, he was interrupted. Neji, TenTen, and Lee had come, followed by all their senseis, who had exclaimed that their teams were there. Then Tsunade, Shizune, and Ton-Ton had come. And when Sasuke had thought that that was everyone, Konohamaru and his gang came.
'Great,.' He thought. 'Who next? The sand siblings?'
"Ah, well looks like everyone was here already." Everyone looked up to see Temari, who had spoken, Gaara, and Kankuro. The three had sat down all the way at the end. Sakura and Sasuke were at the other end, and Sakura was talking happily while Sasuke was moping.
"Ok! That's it!!" Sasuke yelled, and the restaurant became quiet. He kneeled down next to Sakura's chair, as everyone in the restaurant watched. He slowly pulled out a small velvet case.
"Sakura." He said. "Will you…." He looked at her misty eyes. 'Well now I can finally ask her, with no problems.' "Will you marry Naruto?"
Sakura had flames in her eyes. "Naruto! Naruto! What?!"
"No! No!" He waved his arms out wildly. "I meant would you marry Gaara."
"Gaara?!" Everyone gasped in shock, and the red-haired Kazekage glared at Sasuke.
"That's obviously not what I meant! Will you marry the tomatoes?"
"The tomatoes?" Sakura glared at him. "I know you love tomatoes, but I WILL NOT marry a tomato!"
"No! Will you marry mother?"
"Mother? Sasuke, you're mother is…."
"That's not what I was trying to say."
Sakura stood up, glaring at him. "Then what are you trying to say?"
"Isn't it obvious?" Sasuke stood up too.
"No! Apparently you want me to marry tomatoes!"
"No, I meant Ino! Ino!"
She stared at him. "Ino-pig? Oh god, I think I'm going to throw up."
"No! No! No!" Sasuke clutched his head in desperation. "It was my ass!"
"Sasuke-kun!" She shouted, appalled.
"What?" He screamed.
She stared at him. "I thought we were together. Are you trying to get rid of me?"
Sasuke didn't answer, too busy wrapped up in his own thoughts.
"I'm leaving!" she grabbed her purse and cardigan, and turned around.
"Wait!" He cried out. "Where are you going?"
"Home." She began to walk away.
"Hold on!" He grabbed her arm and spun her around.
She glared at him waiting for an explanation. "Well?"
He opened his mouth, but no words came out. They stared at each other before Sasuke once again clutched his head. "WHY IS IT SO HARD TO ASK?!"
"What? What's so hard to ask?" Her eyes hardened.
He turned to her. "God dammit woman! Can't you see? I love you!" Her eyes softened and he continued. "I want to spend the rest of my life with you!" Her angry face was melting away.
Sasuke got down on one knee and held out the velvet case once again. "What I've been trying to say this whole night is…. Haruno Sakura, will you do me the honor of marrying me?"
Sakura stared at him. Then every pore of her body seemed to radiate joy before she jumped on him. "Of course I will! Of course I will!"
Applause rang out through the restaurant, congratulating the now engaged couple.
Sasuke sighed in contentment. Who knew it was so hard asking the girl you loved to marry you? Was it that hard for Sakura to tell him she loved him?
'Oh well, it doesn't matter now.' He thought while hugging her back. 'I, Uchiha Sasuke, am now the happiest man alive.'
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