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My Very Own Fairytale
Only Wanna Be With You
"I hate school and homework and teachers. God, this world is so annoying and cruel." Tenten groaned while looking at her math notebook while looking at it as if she was considering lighting it on fire.
"I don't know. I kind of like school." I said while getting up from the floor and joining my best friend on my bed. Temari, who was sitting at my window with her own homework, shot me a quizzical look.
"Why?" She asked while throwing her book on the floor, completely interested in what I had to say. Hinata got up from the floor and followed suit.
"Well, in school, there are good-looking guys and love all around! Love connections are everywhere. They're between teachers, secretaries, students, and let's not forget the tragic love story between our nurse and the janitor that just passed away. I swear I saw her crying the other day! But anyways, our school is infested with love. That's what makes it so awesome." I concluded. My friends rolled their eyes at my usual antics.
Yeah, so maybe you can tell from that last statement I made, that I am a bit obsessed with love. Okay, maybe a lot. But who wouldn't? It's love! It's the thing that makes the world go round; the thing that gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling in the pit of your stomach.
So maybe I've never had a boyfriend, or have anyone say they love me except for my family and friends; but I know what I'm talking about. I've seen all the movies and read all the books. That's my life, actually. I read and write and watch and listen to things that have to do with love.
Plus, I can detect love. It's like my sixth sense or something! Some people have like, gay-dars; well I have a love-dar…if that makes any sense. Well, you know what I mean. I can sense love connections between anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Maybe my friends are right and I'm a bit obsessed with getting other people to fall in love then I am with actually falling love, but I just can't help it. When I see two people that so obviously dig each other, I have to set them up! It feels like my duty to!
I mean, just the other day, this nerdy kid named Anders very much likes this other girl, Meaghan, who is also pretty nerdy. Well, it's quite evident that Meaghan likes him back, but he doesn't realize it. That's why, yesterday, I slipped notes in both their lockers. And today, they were walking down the hallway, hand in hand. I was standing behind them, smiling proudly.
Yeah, so maybe they didn't know that I had anything to do with. Well, neither did anyone that I set up, but it was okay; as long as I got my work done. Think that's weird and stalker-ish? I think not.
"Hello, Sakura!" Tenten said while waving her arms in front of my face. Yeah, I tend to space out, a lot.
"She's probably dreaming about her dear Sasuke-kun again." Temari said with clear obnoxiousness in her voice.
Well, not so surprisingly, I am in love. I'm in love with the heartthrob of Konoha High. He's jerky, rude, smart, and incredibly good-looking. Oh, and let's not leave out that he's stolen my heart; ever since fifth grade…
I was walking onto the lunch line with Ino, my best friend, when I saw him. He was sitting with Naruto, one of my school-friends, clearly unhappy. His hair was askew in a chicken-butt kind of style and his dark, piercing black eyes showed lucid displeasure. It was love at first sight.
"Ino, who's that?" I asked the blond while pointing across the room.
"Oh, that's Sasuke-kun. He's in my class." I shook my head, understanding. I and Ino had gotten separate classes this year, but that didn't stop our friendship that had begun in kindergarten.
"He's kinda cute." I concluded.
"I know, right! He is so amazingly adorable! He hates when girls come up to him though, so I advise you don't." She looked over at my dazed face. "I know that look Saki. You like him." I shook my head yes. "You can have him. But first, promise me something." I shook her head as Ino stuck out her pinky. I gladly took it. "Don't stay hooked on him too long. He has heartbreak written all over him in big, fat, pink neon lights. I don't want to see you hurt, okay?" I shook it. I truly believed that I wouldn't like him for long.
Oh boy was I wrong.
Yeah, six years I've liked the guy. Want to know the saddest part? He doesn't even know who I am. Sure, we've had many classes together, but I've never talked to him in my life.
Okay, so he probably does know who I am because seriously, how invisible can a girl be when she has pink hair and emerald eyes? Yeah, I'm not that transparent. But he still doesn't know me. No one does. They all see me as like, a loser and a geek; which I have no problem being of course. It's easier to sense and create love when you're on the sidelines anyway.
I was interrupted by my thoughts when I heard I Want It That Way by The Backstreet Boys. That was always our favorite song, ever since it came out when we were in first grade. Tenten and Temari looked at me, annoyed.
"Just pick it up and talk to her." Tenten said distastefully. I rolled my eyes and flapped over the phone of my red razor.
"Hey," I say into the phone, smiling.
"Oh. My. God!" My hyperactive friend screamed into the phone. My smile widens at this, because she only uses that voice when it's something to do with Sasuke.
"What?" I asked, just as excited as she is.
"So today, I was at Sasuke's lunch table with Kirika because she asked me to come with her to talk to Kiba, the guy she likes. I obliged and went. We ended up staying and stuff, just chatting. Kiba was talking about his film study class and naming all these people in it. He stopped thinking, saying that that was all of them. I was about to correct him and say that you were in it, because he didn't say your name, when Sasuke spoke. He just simply said your name. We all looked at him and he repeated it, saying that you were also in that class! I freaked out, but of course!" I screamed into the phone while jumping up and down.
"Are you serious?" I asked, praying that she was.
"Holy crap, this is so exhilarating! He knows who I am and that I am in his class! I love you so much Ino!" Ino laughed at this comment.
"Love ya too babes!" I joined in her laughter, noticing the looks I was getting.
"Well, can I call you later? Tenten, Hinata and Temari are here."
"Sure. I'll call you tonight."
"Thankies! Love ya! Bye!" I cheered.
"Love ya too! See ya!" I hung up and turned back to my notebook.
"How is the blonde bimbo?" Temari asked once I was off the phone. I roll my eyes in a dramatic matter.
"Come on. I know that you hate her, but I don't get why? What did she ever do?" Sakura asked.
"Basic principles Sakura, she's a popular girl, you're a nerd, and you're best friends. It doesn't work out in high school, okay? She'll most likely go behind your back one day and do something that you'll regret." Tenten explained. See, I became friends with Tenten and Temari two years ago when we had the same classes. They disapproved of my friendship with Ino. Ino and I had become part of different crowds when we entered ninth grade, but still promised to be best friends; like we are today.
"Basic principles…there are none." I concluded while sitting on the bed with them. Temari rolled her eyes.
"Here you go, quoting another love movie! Hitch, right? When will you realize how stupid love is? Seriously, it's heartbreaking and unrequited and a waste of time. Nothing in those idiotic movies and books actually happen in real life. All love does is lead to bad things. Almost everyone in life dies alone and loveless." Temari said.
"Love isn't about all that bad stuff. It's about taking a liking to someone and praying that they like you back. If they don't, it's okay. Life goes on. You find someone that likes you for you." Temari snorted at this.
"Love is about the little things in life that make you realize that life is worth living. Love is a midnight picnic, a secret kiss, a touching of the knee, a love note, flowers being left on your doorstep, holding hands, saying those three magical words. Love is when you know that nothing in the world could make you happier than you are at a moment. Love is when you know that if everything went wrong tomorrow, it would be okay because you have someone with you; someone that cares about you. Love is anything and everything. Love is the one thing in the world that keeps it together. Without it, we all disappear into a black abyss of hatred."
"Wow…that was deep…" Tenten said while sighing, contemplating on what was just said by me.
"I still think it's a bunch of crap, this whole love thing. I mean, you know that I love both of you, and my family, but loving a guy; it's nothing but trouble. He'll break my heart."
"If he breaks your heart, then you need to go on with life and find a new guy that won't do such a thing. He'll stand by you and you'll be a complete peace with yourself." I stated, using a completely serene voice.
"One flaw to your plan Sakura; you've never been in love." Temari retorted while crossing her arms across her chest.
"Yes I have! I've been in love with Sasuke for six years!" I exclaimed while waving my arms in the air.
"That's not love Sakura. It's stalking. You know his number, where he lives, what he likes and dislikes. It's not because you're friends with him, or have ever talked to him. You just watch him. It's infatuation; not love." Temari challenged.
"Infatuation is when you're obsessed with a guy. Love is when you get knots in your stomach when he passes by, when you feel your heart flip if he looks your way and the way you're face gets red if you're arms bump in the hall way."
"S-Sakura is kind of right…" Hinata whispered, since she had experience in the love manner.
We sat there for the next five minutes just thinking. It wasn't an awkward silence. It was just a time to contemplate on what just happened. I was kind of mad at Temari for dissing Ino, and my infatuation with love. Tenten wasn't that bad. Hinata just never talked about it. I hate when we get in these little petty fights, between me and Temari.
"You know I love you, right?" Temari asked me, breaking the silence. I look up at her.
"Yes." I answer.
"I'm sorry for calling Ino a blonde bimbo and testing your love."
"I'm sorry for overreacting and saying that you don't know anything about love."
"You never said that." Hinata pointed out.
"Oh, well I was thinking it." I said and we all began to laugh.
"You know, I don't think it's so bad building a wall up and not letting anyone in. Just being you. No one has the right to interrupt that peace, you know?" Temari asked once we had finished our laughter.
"Temari, you need to let love in." Tenten said.
"The moment she decided to let love in…and now I'm banging on the door of an angel, the answer that could never be found…the moment she decided to let love in…"
"When will the torture end?" Temari screamed while raising her arms in the air.
"You've heard that song before right?" I asked them.
"Goo Goo Dolls," Hinata confirmed and I shook my head.
"Yup, exactly," I cheered while hugging her.
"Are you ladies staying for dinner?" My mom asked while walking into my large room.
"Actually, I have soccer practice." Temari stated while getting up.
"Father wanted me to be home for dinner." Hinata whispered.
"And I must go to karate and kick stupid Neji's butt, no offense Hinata." Hinata laughed at Tenten's comment.
"Not at all," She answered.
"Alright, I'll see you all later." My mom said while walking out of the door, me and my friends following.
"So what would you like for dinner tonight m'dear?" My mom questioned. I looked up from my book, Romeo and Juliet, to look at my mother. She, unlike me, has brown hair, but still yield's the classic emerald eyes. She was tall and thin. To me, she's the most beautiful woman I've seen in my entire life.
"Hm, how about I make some Mac N' Cheese," I offer.
"Sure." I put down my book and get up.
"So how is Sasuke today?" She gets out the milk and brings it over to me.
"He was incredibly fine. Oh, and he knows who I am!" I started to explain the whole thing that Ino had told me earlier that day.
"What are you doing?" I cried to the girl on the screen. "Why are you running away? Just stay with Landon and explain it to him! Don't just run away from your problems!" Tears were streaming down my face as I watched Jamie run away with tears also streaming down her and Landon's face.
"Aw, this is so romantic." My mom let's out a content sigh while snuggling me in closer.
"I told you that you would like A Walk to Remember! Did I call it, or did I call it?" I brag while also cuddling closer. She just shakes her head at me. "If you love this, then you have to read the book by Nicholas Sparks."
This is what my mom and I did. We stayed at home almost every night and watched cheesy romance movies together while crying.
"Hon, can you get more popcorn?" My mom asked while handing me the bowl. I shook my head and got up from the couch, heading toward our small kitchen. I lived in a tiny, two story house. On the bottom floor was the kitchen, living room, bathroom and my mom's bedroom. Upstairs was my bedroom. Yup, I got the whole floor. I had tried to convince my mom that she could have it, but she had refused, saying that a teenage girl needs her own space to just relax.
You're probably wondering why I live in such a small place? Well, my mom's side of the family is actually rich. My mom is independent and doesn't believe that her family should supply her with financial support. Most kids would be mad at their parents for that, but I'm not. I love my small little house, and my small life.
Yeah, so I'm invisible in school and no one really knows who I am. No one knows all my abilities and the fact that I am a really cool person when I'm not being a shy nerd. No one knows that I obsess over love connections.
And that's just dandy with me.
Cherryblossomlove has just signed on!
Date: March 24, 2008
Time: 10:55 P.M.
Lovelyino: hey, ho!
Cherryblossomlove: Let's go!
Lovelyino: And what is up with you, my favorite Ramones lovin' girl?
Cherryblossomlove: Well, I just finished watching a walk to remember with my dearest mother.
Lovelyino: I love that movie! -Tears of sadness pour-
Cherryblossomlove: Yeah, and she never saw it, so it was cool. She loved it.
Lovelyino: Who wouldn't?
Cherryblossomlove: Well, I tried to get Tema to watch it, but she refused.
Lovelyino: That's so like her.
Cherryblossomlove: Don't talk about her like that. She's just not girly like us.
Lovelyino: She doesn't know what she's missing out on.
Cherryblossomlove: Hey, don't get all up in her coolaide when you don't even know the flavor!
Lovelyino: Seriously Saki, never again…
Lovelyino: So, we still on for movie night tomorrow?
Cherryblossomlove: I don't know why you ask this every Thursday, since it's a tradition that has been in place since fourth grade.
Lovelyino: I just wasn't sure if you were hanging out with them.
Cherryblossomlove: Seriously, you make Tenten, Hinata and Temari sound like my secret lovers or something and I'm cheating on you! They're just my other friends! That doesn't mean that I don't love you! I love everyone the same!
Lovelyino: I know, I know. Sorry. I know that you hate when I get all up in your coolaide
Cherryblossomlove: AND YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE FLAVOR!
Cherryblossomlove: Psh yeah!
Lovelyino: Seriously Saki, no…
Cherryblossomlove: Be jealous bitch!
Lovelyino: It's not Hinata and Tenten, it's just Temari. She's just so…
Cherryblossomlove: Not like you?
Lovelyino: Jeez, is that how obnoxious I sound?
Cherryblossomlove: Um, yeah…
Lovelyino: I really am a jealous bitch
Cherryblossomlove: Told ya!
Lovelyino: Anyways, back to Temari. So, I heard Shikamaru talking about how she was troublesome and stuff today at lunch, you know, since I was sitting at his table. Are you sure about how you think that he digs her?
Cherryblossomlove: Most assuredly.
Lovelyino: So, are you sure?
Cherryblossomlove: Yeah, he talks to her all the time. Plus, I think that she might dig him back, but never tell, okay?
Lovelyino: Cross my heart and hope to die!
Cherryblossomlove: I never got that saying because why would you hope to die? You're just promising that you won't tell.
Lovelyino: Would a pinkie promise be better?
Lovelyino: Fine! –Holds out pinkie of awesomeness-
Cherryblossomlove: -Shakes pinkie of awesomeness-
Cherryblossomlove: Oh, guess what?
Lovelyino: What? Sense another love connection?
Cherryblossomlove: Actually, yeah, that's exactly what I was going to say. Anyways, you'll never believe who it's between!
Cherryblossomlove: You and Choji!
Cherryblossomlove: Well it's so evident that he digs at you! He stares at you all the time! Plus, he's my partner in science and he always talks about you!
Cherryblossomlove: Yup! Shall you give him a chance?
Lovelyino: Well, he is kinda chubby and stuff…I don't know…
Lovelyino: Let's change the topic and talk about your lovely man candy!
Cherryblossomlove: He was excellent today! And he knows who I am! This has got to top all the days of my life!
Lovelyino: That's cool. Shall I casually bring you up tomorrow in a conversation involving him?
Cherryblossomlove: Um, alright, but don't make it too obvious, okay?
Lovelyino: Most assuredly.
Cherryblossomlove: Are you mocking me Miss Yamanka?
Lovelyino: Oh, my mum is telling me that I must go and sleep!
Cherryblossomlove: Alright! Love ya and see ya tomorrow!
Lovelyino: Okay! Love ya too!
Lovelyino has signed off!
Cherryblossomlove: Hey Hinata, are you talking to Naruto?
HinaBambina: Um, yeah, he imed me.
Cherryblossomlove: Awesomeness! So whatcha talkin' about?
HinaBambina: Ramen, and our test in Health tomorrow.
Cherryblossomlove: Hm, does your test happen to be on the female anatomy, or the fates are on your side today.
HinaBambina: Fates are most definitely on my side today.
Cherryblossomlove: Good, because that would lead to an awfully embarrassing conversation about, well…I'll just leave that to you're imagination...
Cherryblossomlove: Alright, well I'll leave you to your man candy!
Cherryblossomlove: Au revoir! Love ya!
HinaBambina: Well, I'm gonna get off too, so love ya!
HinaBambina has signed off!
Ramenisfreakinawesome: Hey Sakura-chan!
Cherryblossomlove: Hey Naruto. What's up?
Ramenisfreakinawesome: Nothing. I was just wondering if you did the worksheet for our film study class. I would ask Sasuke, but he isn't picking up his phone.
Cherryblossomlove: Sure, which one did you have trouble with?
Ramenisfreakinawesome: Number one.
Cherryblossomlove: It's that the color red was a motif in The Sixth Sense because whenever it shows up, it represents evil and stuff.
Cherryblossomlove: No problem.
Cherryblossomlove: So…how was your talk with Hinata?
Ramenisfreakinawesome: It was cool. Why?
Cherryblossomlove: No reason, baka.
Ramenisfreakinawesome: Hey, what was that for?
Cherryblossomlove: Let's just pray that you'll find out one day.
Cherryblossomlove: Well, I gotta go. I'll see ya tomorrow!
Ramenisfreakinawesome: Okay, bye.
Cherryblossomlove has just signed off!
"Ready for bed my deary?" My mom asked while striding into my room, closing the door behind her. I shake my head yes and lay down on my large, red bed. If you haven't noticed, red is my favorite color. Most would think that it would be pink, since that has a lot more to do with love, but it's not. I think that pink is such a superficial color. If girls like it, it means there girly and if guys like it, it means that they're gay. Red is a cooler color because it represents love, and is mutual between both sexes.
"Yup," I snuggled under the covers and my mom smiled, sitting on the edge of the bed.
"Same old story again?" My mom asked and I shook my head yes. I never really do get tired of it.
"Alright, well, once, there was a beautiful princess named Hira. She lived in the far away town of Konoha. Such a village was small, yet incredibly breathtaking and unique. Hira belonged to a rich and powerful family. She had always been told that one day, she'll marry a fair prince that will sweep her off her feet." I smiled at the story and nodded my head, telling mymother to continue.
"Hira, at age 18, still hadn't found her prince, but wasn't impatient. She'd know that she'd find one. On a warm summer day, she went for a walk on the beach where she saw a very handsome man. He had blonde hair and beautiful emerald eyes, just like her. They both smiled at each other and soon began talking. His name was Torshino Haruno and he was a peasant. He was poor and his family was not well known in Konoha. And even though she wanted it more than anything, he couldn't become Hira's prince charming.
"Soon, they started to secretly date, since their love was forbidden. Hira and Torshino met in private and on her twentieth birthday, they eloped. A few months later, their parents found out and both were angry at their son and daughter. Torshino's family moved out of the country, but he still wrote to Hira. A few months later, a letter was sent to Hira saying that her dear Torshino had died in a car accident."
"And the car accident was…" I drawled, excitedly.
"Well, a 14 year old was running after her dog and ran in front of a car. Torshino went to save the girl, because she was about to be hit. She had gotten out of the way, but he wasn't that fortunate. He was in the hospital for a few weeks on life support. Later, his family found out that the girl had a forbidden love as well. Before Torshino died, he heard of this and was happy that he helped someone. He even wrote a letter to Hira, telling her of the story and how it reminded him of their love.
"Hira was heartbroken with the news of her husband's death. Later that day, she went to the doctor and found out that she was having a baby. When that beautiful girl was born, she was named Sakura which meant cherry blossom, her father's favorite flower."
"Me…" I whispered quietly. That was always my favorite part of the story.
"And even though Torshino and Hira weren't meant to be…"
"They were still madly in love, and no one could take that away from them."
"Precisely," my mom playfully ran her fingers through my hair. "Now, why don't you get some sleep?"
"Alright," I said, giving her a kiss on the cheek.
"Night," she whispered while turning off the light. I turned on my TV, but I don't watch it because I'm already listening to my – can you believe it – red ipod. I turned on my "Forbidden Love" playlist that I happened to play every night before I head off to bed. It's always after the story of my parents love.
My mom, Hira, had begun telling me that story when I was five and started to question where my father was. After hearing it, I started to become obsessed with love. I've always wanted it to happen to me. For me to have a fairytale where I'd have a prince charming and a happy ending. Everyone always tells me that I shouldn't shoot so high for love because the higher you are, the harder you fall. They don't want me to be sad if it doesn't happen to me. I know the chances are unlikely, but I always hope.
I hoped that everyone in this world will find love. I prayed that it'll happen to Temari the most, but even to those who are so blind, like Naruto. I hoped that everyone will find love and be happy; find love and realize how amazing it is.
And as Only Wanna Be with You lulled me to sleep, I couldn't help but pray that love would soon find me…