NOTE: Sort of a sad SasuSaku fanfiction. Sasuke centric, well sort of; Sasuke's thoughts about Sakura. Only a friend, nothing more and nothing less. Ok now read! R&R

"Sakura," Sasuke said as he looked at his pink-haired team mate.

"Yes Sasuke-kun?" Sakura replied her voice the total opposite of his; so cheerful and energetic.

"There's something I need to tell you." Sasuke finally breathed as his onyx eyes met her emerald green ones. His voice was serious and yet sincere; Sakura's expression changed, as she started to understand, Sasuke was trying to tell her something important.

"I'm listening, Sasuke-kun," Sakura assured as she nodded her head and focused her eyes on Sasuke.

"Don't come chasing after me anymore," Sasuke said, his voice calm and also sad in a way.

Sakura's eyes widened as she swallowed back her first roll of tears, and bit her lip.

"I'm sorry if I hurt you…….many times; but I don't share the same feelings that you have. So please, don't come chasing after me, it's not worth it for you, to keep getting hurt; again and again."

"B-but I LOVE you, Sasuke-kun," Sakura protested as she felt her tears come swelling up again.

"Sakura……I don't love you….." Sasuke replied as he let his eyes drop, as he looked downward. Sasuke willed himself to not look at Sakura. 'I've hurt you again…….I always hurt you; I can't bear seeing you cry again. Again for someone like me.' A light breeze came through, and a silence followed it.

"Sasuke………-kun…….." Sakura answered slowly as she fought back her tears, and failed. They came slowly rolling, then streaming down, as Sakura tried to contain them.

"Sakura, you're a friend to me………nothing more……and nothing less,"


Author's end note: well, I thought it turned out pretty well. Sad? I thought it was, well yes it WAS one-shot one, finally! Very short, I know. I really wasn't sure WHERE to and WHEN to end it, but I thought that was a great ending sentence, because I think it makes the story even sadder. I'm not sure why I write so many sad stories! It just seems easier, you know? Well as always I will try happier ones!

Till next time!