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BTW: I did not know about the book Twilight when I named this chapter it's a line from the song Strawberry Waltz by Meg and Dia.
Chapter 6: Don't let the twilight drown
The mystery girl shifted in her cousin's bed. Spencer had volunteered to watch over her until she woke up. When he knocked on the door carrying her bridal style Sakura had almost knocked him out thinking he was responsible. She wouldn't tell him anything about the girl besides that she suffered from chronic black outs.
The girl had an interesting style too. She wore sky blue skinny jeans, a yellow red jumpsuit apparatus t shirt, and orange chucks with neon green laces. She had black chin length hair with side swept bangs that covered her left eye, slightly tanned skin, and from what he could remember hazel eyes with a right eyebrow piercing.
She rustled around a little more than sat up looking dazed. She slowly twisted her head to examine the room. Plain white walls, red oak desk, swivel chair, black laptop, plain carpet with a small superman rug, the bed she was in, and a few other chairs/beanbags scattered around. Her luggage was stacked neatly in a corner.
She looked to her left and almost jumped. Sitting right next to the bed was a totally hott blonde guy with an amused expression on his face. He was wearing a plain black shirt with the sleeves ripped off, regular skinny jeans, and black and green DC's.
She frowned, fell back down from her sitting position and muttered something about all this being too cliché for her.
Her eyes glanced in his direction, "I'm Zakura Haruno, you?"
"I'm Spencer, Sakura's neighbor" He replied in a very gorgeous sounding deep voice.
"Cool, cool" She commented nodding her head. She could hear muffled arguments coming from outside and grinned, she had an idea.
She quietly got off the bed, motioning for Spencer to be silent as well. He stood in the doorframe wondering what Zakura was going to do.
Zakura motioned for everyone else to go on like she wasn't there and snuck up behind her cousin who was arguing about something or other.
"Mhm. I totally agree" She said unsure of what it was about.
Sakura turned around and said, "thank you, finally some one else is on my side."
Sakura turned back around and kept arguing. Zakura held up her fingers to every one and counted down.
She opened her arms just in time to catch her cousin tackling her. She stumbled but didn't fall.
Sakura was squealing with happiness, crushing her to death. Zakura pulled back a little and asked, "Aren't I the one who jumps on you, because you're older? And what were you arguing about now?"
Sakura frowned, "I'm not that heavy and you'll live. And tell them all" she said pointing to her group of friends, "Superman rules all."
Zakura furiously shook her head and purposefully dropped her cousin saying, "Are you Effing kidding me? Batman so rules all!"
"Thank you!" Exclaimed Tenten jumping up to give her a hug.
"Good to see you too" She said hugging her back.
She hugged the rest of the girls the finally turned to the boys.
"Oh, Zakura you don't know them that's Gaara, Hidan, Sasori, Kiba,-
"Foxy-nii-chan!" She jumped on Naruto who was standing there grinning like an idiot arms wide open.
Everyone was surprised to say the least well besides Sasuke, Neji, Naruto, Shikamaru, and Zakura.
She went down the rest of the line hugging the rest of the boys with them surprisingly hugging her back.
"You know each other?" Sakura asked, everyone looked dumbfounded.
"Know each other" She asked back incredulously, "These guys were my best-est friends back in the states!"
"You guys used to live in the states?" Ino asked.
"Yeah, but we're originally from Japan" Shikamaru clarified.
"I basically own their asses too" She added.
"How the hell did you find us?" Sasuke groaned.
"Uhm, excuse me but," She walked over to Sakura, wrapped her arms around her and shook her, "I'm here for my darling cousin."
"It's more like you found what I had been talking about all the time."
"True" they agreed.
"Aww, you talked about me all the time?" Sakura asked starting to hug her cousin back.
"Not just you, them also" She pointed to Ino, Hinata, and Tenten.
"Now, back to business" Zakura stated seriously, "Batman and the reasons to like him" She started to lift her fingers on as she went.
"One, he's gorgeous, Two, he's human, three, he's buff, four, his voice is superbly sexy especially when he's Batman, five, he's rich-
"Okay! We get it, already" Sakura exclaimed.
Zakura frowned, sitting atop the top of the sofa with her back facing everyone, "Sheesh, no need to be so bitchy about it."
She then fell backwards, atop the sofa and slid down till her hair brushed the floor. She crossed her hands against her stomach to stop her baggy shirt from revealing her stomach.
The rest of the girls followed. The boys could see the girls' lips moving but they couldn't hear them.
After all the girls had nodded their heads, Zakura spoke, "Your name is Hidan, right?"
She pointed to him. He was currently lounging in a chair, slouching and fiddling with his shirt. He was wearing a maroon dress shirt with the bottom and top few buttons undone, dark blue baggy jeans and Nike's.
"Yeah, what of it?" Hidan asked back.
"Well…" Zakura started looking at the rest of the girls down the line.
The girls all said going down the line.
"Just thought you should know" Zakura added.
"Care to explain your clothing?" Sakura said in what sounded like a very reprimanding tone of voice.
"Oh, that tee, hee…," She started, "I wasn't planning to sneak off to an all night rave or anything, were you?" She directed her question to Gaara, Who just happened to be standing on the opposite side of the living room from Sakura.
"No." He replied un-phased by her random question.
"Zakura…" Sakura started.
"All of you can come too" She tried making it better.
Sakura sighed exasperatedly, "Maybe another night go change into your pajamas now."
"Yes mother" Zakura responded and shut her cousins' room door behind her.
The girls sighed. Before they even had time to discuss Zakura, said girl came out in her Batman PJ's. A black shirt with the batman logo on the front and the words 'Bruce Wayne bitches' on the back and black pj pants with the batman logo all over it.
She playfully stuck her tongue out at her older cousin and then high-fived the other batman lovers in the room.
"'kay, what now?" Zakura asked.
Just then two peoples' phones went off. Ironically enough it was the same ring tone. Fake it by Seether. Zakura turned around and went back into Sakura's room after mumbling a quick 'I got to take this' to them all.
Sasuke just looked at the caller id and didn't bother to pick it up. He hit the button that lowers the volume and shut off the ring tone.
He was hoping that they wouldn't be wondering who that was. He had totally forgotten about his little 'appointment'.
It was strangely quiet until Zakura slammed open the bedroom door and gave Sakura a look.
"It's for you" Zakuras' tone of voice was so close to giving away her almost fake looking happy expression, but it didn't. Well at least not to the boys.
It was Sakura's turn to go in her room a worried expression on her face as she shut the door.
"So?" was the question left hanging in the awkward tension in the air.
"Awkward turtle!" Tenten shouted, making the said turtle with her hands.
"Moving on," Ino began, "How exactly did you meet them?"
"Meet who?" Zakura asked.
"Them" Hinata pointed at Naruto, Sasuke, Neji, and Shikamaru.
"In what order?" She asked.
"Chrono-freaking-logical order, just tell us already!" Ino shouted.
"Alright keep your knickers on, but we have to wait for Saki. She should be done soon." Zakura said with added distaste at the end.
"Um…Zaki? What are knickers?" Naruto asked.
Everyone one else in the room had to fight the urge to hit him on the head or hit themselves on the forehead.
Sakura unfortunately came out of her room soon enough to hear Naruto's innocent question.
Before it could go any further she decided to stop the conversation, "Whoa, whoa, whoa! I leave for two minutes and these are the conversations that go on behind my back?"
"You know if you had been out here you would have been the one to start a convo like this" Zakura said.
"I know right? You know me so well" Sakura agreed.
"Alright Forehead shut up! Zakura was going to tell us how she met them" Ino shouted.
"Met who?" Sakura asked innocently.
'Not this again' Hinata thought.
"Naruto, Sasuke, Neji, and Shikamaru" Hinata said really fast.
"Oh" Sakura said.
"On with it" Tenten prodded.
"No, really this time who first?" Zakura asked somewhat seriously.
"Do you really want me to eanie-meanie-mine-mo?" Sakura asked, huffing.
"No need, I'll go alphabetically" Zakura said, "Starting with Naruto!"
"I met him in the principals' office…" Naruto started grinning at the memory.
"Wait here" Said the stern voice that belonged to the school security guard. He was gesturing to a set of four chairs, one of which was already filled.
The 4'11'' girl was covered in paint splatters that seemed fairly fresh looking. She had been painting the middle school statue as an 'art project'.
She wasn't the most sociable person but if this kid was going to meet somewhat of the same doom as her then she might as well get to know him. She tried to think of a way to approach him without scaring the shit out of him.
"You look like a douche with all that whip cream on your head" She said to the blonde boy.
It was a boy probably from her grade, he was covered in anything edible, or so it looked. He had blue eyes, tan skin, and yellow-blonde hair.
"So they didn't let you go clean up either? And I was beginning to think they were sexist" He huffed.
"I'm Uzumaki Naruto! Nice to meet you" Naruto exclaimed.
"I'm Zakura, nice to meet another trouble maker like myself. What did you do exactly to get in here?" She asked.
"Likewise. I got in here by 'apparently' trying to start a food fight" He answered, "You?"
"For me it's not 'apparently' it's I actually did do it" She started.
"And exactly what was it that you did?" He asked curiously.
"I painted the school statue" She responded nonchalantly, "And took pictures."
"Did you paint it the school colors?" He asked, furrowing his brow in misunderstanding.
"Ha, ha. Yeah, right. Do I look like the kind of kid with school spirit?" She asked rhetorically.
"Yeah and then after that we got detention together, and we started planning and plotting" Naruto finished.
"Planning and plotting what exactly?" Ino asked being the nosy person she is, instantly regretting asking that after it had come out of her mouth.
"The demise of certain things" Zakura said nonchalantly, but it was hard to miss the evil glint in her eyes, "…and people."
"Okay, okay. Great you met Naruto now what about the rest?" Tenten asked.
"Umm, I believe Neji is next. I met him in this club for swords-people yeah not men people. 'Cause girls can sword fight too can't they Neji?" Zakura asked him.
He just silently nodded his head, in a forced agreement.
"What was that? I didn't hear you" Zakura said.
"Yes" came the forced agreement.
"What was that?" Tenten asked.
"YES! ALRIGHT. FREAKING YES" Came Neji's heinous outburst.
"Yeah, I thought so" said Tenten a smirk forming on her face.
"What happened exactly?" Asked Hinata this time, she wanted to know how her old friend met her cousin.
"Oh, well long story short I am two years younger than Neji correct?" she asked.
"Well anyways I was a beginner who had just started and I had moved up the ranks pretty quickly. Quickly enough for Neji to want to challenge me, and me being me accepted." Zakura went on, ignoring the warning glare Neji was sending to her.
"I basically whopped his ass, but not before he got in a few good, scarring blows" Zakura told them, Neji smirking at the last part.
Zakura lifted her shirt an inch or so to reveal a long jagged cut that started on the middle of her stomach and ended at her side.
She heard low whistles, not the perverted kind, and whispers of ouch from the group of kids among her.
"Enough about me now, Sasuke's is kind of a long story, can I do Shikamaru first?"
"Sure" came the too quick response from Ino.
"Alright, well Shikamaru I met in genius classes" Zakura explained.
"That's it?" Ino asked.
"Yeah pretty much" Shikamaru agreed.
"Booooring…. Next!" Called out Sakura.
Sasuke looked like he was trying to shrink back into the wall, hoping it would eat him.
"I met Sasuke in Chorus class…" She smiled she could already hear snickers.
"He was so timid, I became his voice coach."
"You know what I think it's getting late…" Sasuke trailed off getting up.
"Oh, sit down you big baby" Sakura applied pressure to his shoulder and he unceremoniously fell into the couch.
"Actually…," Zakura paused to yawn, "I think he's right. I am so tired…"
"Bitch," Sakura said spitefully, "Alright kiddies, you heard the mean lady time to go home."
One by one, quite slowly might I add, they all filed out of the small apartment.
"See you girlies tomorrow" Tenten said as she walked out.
"Yeah, bye darlings!" How Ino could be this happy this time of night was beyond any of their comprehension. Yes, even Shikamaru's.
Later, that night in the safety of her bedroom with Zakura's rhythmic barely audible snoring, was it when the silent sobs took over her body and shook her violently. Oh, how she needed someone to talk to…
I know only nine pages. Dissapointing? Probably.
Suck-ish? Most likely.
Um…nothing strikes me as special about this day to update other than my b-day is in exactly a week!
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