Chapter Nineteen

As Sasuke was walking home from Sakura's house, he was smiling. I mean, who wouldn't be. He had just kissed the girl of his dreams and slept with her the night before. Who wouldn't be ecstatic?

Sasuke could have sworn that someone was following them the way home, but he condoned it when he felt Sakura's hand grasp onto his.

He suddenly got the feeling that someone was following him again and turned around abruptly. He could have sworn he saw orange, but it couldn't be Naruto. He's too stupid and loud to follow someone.

"Sasuke…" Two voices whispered simultaneously. Sasuke turned around abruptly to see a masked man and a blonde idiot. He should've known.

"What do you guys want?"

"I told you Kakashi-sensei!" Naruto yelled. Kakashi's eye crinkled, showing he was smiling.

"You were right Naruto. For once, you were right." Kakashi commended his student.

"Right about what?" Sasuke asked.

"That there was something going on between you and Sakura-chan!" Naruto cheered.

"I mean, when Naruto said that you two did it, I didn't believe him of course. He is too naïve to figure that out. But it's quite evident you did being how you've been too happy all day and Sakura has been too nervous. Not to mention all the red marks you have on you. You should have hid them better." Kakashi explained as Naruto shook his head in agreement. Who could have guessed that Naruto would have figured that out?

"How?" Sasuke asked.

"Icha Icha Paradise, of course!" Naruto yelled.

"You've learned well Naruto." Kakashi said. Who would have known that Naruto would have turned into such a pervert?

"I'm leaving." Sasuke stated while turning his back on them.

"Wait!" Kakashi commanded. Sasuke turned around to face them.

"What?" He asked, clearly annoyed that one, they had spied on him and two that they wouldn't let him leave.

"How was it?" Naruto asked. Sasuke gave them a perplexed look. Did his perverted sensei and his idiot best friend ask him how sex felt? Oh god, this was way too much; way too much…

"Come on Sasuke! We want to know." Kakashi pleaded like a little puppy asking for scraps at the table.

"Let me get this straight. You guys are the one that read that perverted book and ask me to explain. I've never read that stuff in my life and I'm the one that's getting laid. I think there is something wrong with this." Sasuke stated while looking at them blankly. Kakashi and Naruto turned to face him, and then each other.

As Sasuke walked away, Kakashi was thinking about burning his porn collection…


Meet me at the bench at 12.


Sakura stared at the note that was lying on her kitchen table. She hadn't left anything open last night so how the hell did Sasuke get in? It didn't matter to her. She just smiled to herself.

He obviously meant the bench he left her on that night. She was a bit afraid of what would happen there. That bench did have bad memories so he could be breaking up with her; even if they were never going out.

Nevertheless, Sakura still had to get ready being how noon would be in an hour.

Now, what should I wear…

"Hey." Sasuke greeted. He was already at the bench by the time Sakura got there. He was glad to notice she was wearing the necklace he got her. She smiled at him.

"Hi Sasuke-kun." She whispered. Sakura was a bit unsure about the suffix. Maybe he thought it was annoying. "Is it okay that I call you Sasuke-kun?"

"Yeah," He moved closer to her ear, "I kind of missed it." She giggled and smiled at this. Sasuke smiled too, being how he loved to make her laugh like that.

They stayed silent for a few moments and Sakura had to get out the question that was driving her crazy.

"Sasuke, did you have to do anything with the necklace and flowers?" She asked quickly. He looked over at her and smirked.

"Yeah…" She smiled.

"Well why didn't you tell me baka?" She slapped him on the arm. He tried not to wince in pain at her strength.

"You could have told me too." Sasuke stated. Sakura knew that he was right.

They stayed quite for another couple of minutes. She hated silence so she yet again had to break it.

"I love you." She said all of the sudden. Sasuke turned to her and gave a genuine smile.

"I know." Sakura's bright smile turned into a fake frown.

"Why Kami, why is Sasuke-kun so cocky?" She asked while looking up at the sky. Sasuke just laughed. She turned her head quickly to him, just to savior his laughter.

"What?" He asked when Sasuke noticed her staring.

"When you laugh. I love when you laugh." Sakura stated. He just smiled shyly at her. No one had heard him laugh but her and he wanted to keep it that way.

"I love yours too." Sakura smiled at Sasuke's comment and began to blush.

"So, does this mean we're dating now?" Sakura asked.

"Um, I don't know…" Sasuke said in a voice dripping with sarcasm. She hit him again. "I'm just kidding. Of course you're my girlfriend." He put his arm around her and ignored all the stares and awes coming from people walking on the street past them.

"You know Sasuke-kun; you don't have to do a whole lot to get just one kiss from me." Sakura stated matter-of-factly.

"What do I have to do?" He asked as he remembered the note that was with the flowers. Sasuke had written it and planned just to put it in her house, but Naruto had to go and add the bouquet of his flowers.

"Say it." Sasuke smiled being how he knew what she meant.

"I love you." He whispered on her lips. She giggled.

She leaned in and gave him a kiss on he lips.

And as they sat there making out on the bench that once held so much pain, and now bliss, they were truly happy. Sakura wasn't mourning over her loss of Sasuke and Sasuke wasn't so avenger-crazy.

It was quite obvious that Sasuke and Sakura were meant to be together from the beginning. They just went through many obstacles that didn't stop them from love, but just delayed it. Obstacles are put in people's way to make sure that what they want is worth fighting for. It's apparent that they were both worth fighting for in the end.

So yes, love was always put out for Sasuke and Sakura, but it just had a hard time getting there. Even though it was slow and took a lot of tears and reality checks, love came. Love will always come. Love will always find a way…

The End

A/N: Okay, so this is the end. I was so sad that i was practically in tears, but not really. So yeah, this is how the title fits in with the story and all!

Thanks to all of you that reviewed, gave me ideas or just read this fanfiction. I greatly appreciate it and hope that you read some of my other fanfictions that i'll be writing after this!

God, i feel like i'm dying or something with all this goodbye stuff!

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And one last thing, all of you guys that are hung up on love and think that it will never happen to you, don't give up! Love is slow but it is also very kind so don't worry, you'll find love! Because seriously...point of this story...LOVE ALWAYS FINDS A WAY!