Okay, I have decided to do a 100 themes fic using my fav couple, sasusaku!!! Ha, beat that Topaz-chan, u asked for 3, I'm giving you 100!!!

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Introduction

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. "Light! Give me light!" was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.

~Helen Keller

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He was lost in the darkness of despair, grabbing for something in a futile effort to keep from going under. And yet, it grew higher and higher, and he found himself losing the hope that he would ever be rescued from the horror. Of course, people knew him; they had to. But did they really know anything about the hole his brother had dug and left him in? He thought nobody, and yet there was some invisible force keeping him from sinking.

And yet on that fateful day, he realized why his heart kept him going. As he sat quietly, masking the emotional pain that was so severe it hurt him physically, he recognized a presence to his left. His eyes shot in that direction in shock, only to be blinded by an intense yet soothing light.

Her pink hair was slightly wavy with a crimson ribbon holding her bangs back, revealing a slightly wide forehead, and yet her light porcelain skin made it appealing. She was somewhat short for her age, but thin. What captured his attention the most, though, were her shining, emerald eyes. They had at least a thousand emotions swimming through them, some he didn't even recall hearing of. Their intensity seemed to pierce through his rough and calloused exterior and look to his damaged soul, and he felt the gaze mend some of it, relieving the pain for the time being.

She smiled ever so slightly as his gaze fell to her, making the light more focused, like a beacon. He was even more shocked when she spoke to him, her voice quiet and sweet, yet strong in determination.

"You're Uchiha Sasuke, correct? It's nice to meet you. I'm Haruno Sakura."

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I don't own Naruto, though I wish I did. Next one should be up soon, and please review, because I need them (as in: don't story alert, fave story, author alert, or fave author without reviewing!!!)