Chapter 6- The grand Fiancé
(If you can see past the title, I know, it's cheesy. Sorry for making you guys wait, had stuff to do! Enjoy the final chapter!!)
I was in total shock, I couldn't breathe, Sasuke Uchiha, Sasuke Uchiha, had just proposed to me.
"Sakura…" Sasuke said. "If you think it's going too fast, I can wait, it's just—"
I cut him off by pressing my lips to his, and throwing my arms around him.
I came up and looked him straight in the eye. "Of course I'll marry you!" I practically yelled. "I'd be a total idiot not to!"
I hugged him, he hugged me back, he put the ring on my finger, I had to hold back tears of joy.
I suddenly thought of my mother, what was she going to say? She can't say no, can she? I mean, I'm eighteen now, I'm a legal adult, I have the authority to decide who I marry on my own now.
Sasuke seemed to sense my thoughts, "I would think…that your mother should be happy…no matter how she feels about my father."
"I just wish that we could sort this out for her." I said. "Show her that not all Uchihas are like that, or at least something to make her feel better."
Sasuke's eyes widened for a second. "Why didn't I think of that before?!" He said.
"Think of what before what?" I asked.
Sasuke stood up and started to exit the forest. He turned his head to look at me, "Next time you see me, I'll have the answer to our problems! Just go to Ino's and wait there!"
I sat on the ground for a moment more, watching him run off. I finally stood up, and hurried over to Ino's.
I didn't really know what to do when I got there, however. Ino had fallen asleep obviously within seconds of starting to clean up hours ago, and she was still asleep now. I could just detect the smell of alcohol coming from her open mouth. I didn't really know if it was a bad thing or a blessing, seeing as if I had walked into her house at that moment, and she saw the ring now occupying my finger, she'd be screaming with joy and making me suffer permanent hearing damage.
I sat down on one of the only couches available that wasn't covered in some kind of random collection of items. I looked over to my sleeping friend and sighed.
What on earth was Sasuke up to?
I heard the phone ring from the kitchen, and I walked over to answer it.
"Hello?" I said.
"Sakura, is that you?" I heard Tenten's voice say.
"Yeah." I replied. "If you're looking for Ino, she's in a dead drunk sleep from last night."
"I bet; I had a bit of a hangover this morning, too."
"So, why'd you call?" I asked.
"I wanted to see if Ino was doing okay. You need me to come over?" She asked.
I pondered this for a moment, "…Yeah, that'd be good, and could you bring by Hinata and maybe even Temari?"
"Sure, no problem, see you in a bit."
I hung up the phone as there was a loud snort from Ino.
"I always knew she had a pig in her." I sighed.
Tenten, Hinata, and Temari were over within twenty minutes, and just like I thought would happen, their eyes all seemed to immediately dart down to the ring on my left hand.
Tenten and Temari shrieked, and Hinata looked like she was about to faint.
I reluctantly let them in while they pelted twenty questions at me in ten seconds.
Their chatter was broken by a voice down the hall, "Hey!!" It yelled; it was Ino. "Whad'ya screamin' about!? Keep i' down!!"
Tenten ran over to Ino, whispered "Sasuke proposed to Sakura and she said yes." And Ino immediately whipped her body up, completely sober. (Or at least as sober as she can normally be.)
"WHAT!!?" Ino screamed. "Sakura you're getting married to Sasuke!?"
Now I really regretted asking Tenten to come over with everyone, then again, it's now or later, and I'd prefer to get it out of the way.
"Yeah." I said, getting shy and scooting behind Hinata.
"Don't you start hiding!" Ino yelled, and ran over to me, grabbing my left hand and putting it forward so everyone could examine my ring.
"How'd he propose to you?" Temari asked.
"And why isn't he here right now holding on to you like you're his life!?" Ino yelled.
"He had a…matter to attend to." I replied.
"What is that boy thinking?!" Ino sighed. "You don't propose to someone and then leave them to go do some other stupid thing!!"
"Well…it was important." I said.
"What is more important at the moment than cuddling up to your fiancé?" Ino asked.
I started to fidget with the end of my shirt, and I started to explain what had happened last night, and ended after the incident where Sasuke ran off after I accepted his proposal.
Everyone was completely silent, even Ino, whose mouth was hanging open in shock.
I blinked, it was becoming uncomfortable.
The girls suddenly went into a frenzy of questions and comments, and I was beginning to wish it'd get quiet again.
"You know what this means, right?" Ino asked.
"W-what?" I stammered.
"You, Sakura Haruno, are one daaamn lucky girl! You've got a man who is completely and utterly in love with you, and he's probably fighting right now for it!!" Ino shrieked.
"Gee, took you that long to figure it out?" I mumbled; I pretty much already knew everything she had just said.
The little rumble going on was then interrupted by a knock on the door.
All of us looked at each other, and then everyone turned their eyes to me.
Ino waved her hand at me, urging me to go answer the door. I walked down the hall; I didn't know what to say when I opened it, though.
I opened the door, expecting Sasuke to be there, but it wasn't. Instead, Naruto stood at the door.
"Hey, Sakura!" He greeted me loudly.
"Naruto, what are you doing here?" I asked.
"I heard Hinata was here, and we sort of had plans, so—"
I heard the girls shriek down the hall, followed by a flurry of questions in Hinata's direction.
Hinata emerged, red faced and pressing her fingers together in nervousness. Naruto smiled, walked over to her, and planted a kiss on her cheek, causing Hinata to flare up a bit more.
Naruto started to lead Hinata out the door when I stopped him.
"Oh, Naruto, have you seen Sasuke at all in the past about forty five minutes?" I asked.
Naruto took a second to think, then, looking at me, he said, "Yeah, I saw him about half an hour ago going in to my house (He lives in the town they're in.) through the back, at first I thought it was someone trying to break in, but it was just him. I don't really know what he was up to, though, looked like he was on the phone."
"Oh," I said, a little confused, "okay, thanks, Naruto."
"No problem; if you see the Teme, tell him I may be home late tonight." Naruto said, and Hinata seemed to get deeper in color to the point you'd think she'd just faint already.
"Okay." I replied, and the two exited.
I turned around, not really bothering to close the door, and then I heard Naruto, "Teme! We were just talking about you!!"
I whipped around, Naruto and Hinata were about halfway down the driveway, and Sasuke was coming up it to me, not even glancing at Naruto.
Sasuke walked up to me, I was about to start questioning him when he clasped my hand and started to pull me out the door.
"S-Sasuke!" I stammered, "W-where are we going now?"
Sasuke looked back at me, a new gleam in his eyes that I've never seen before, "To set things right."
I took one last glance behind me, feeling six eyes on my back, and sure enough, the remaining girls had all gathered at the entrance, and were giving me silent exclamations that I couldn't read through their tangled mass.
Sasuke led me through a portion of the town, and eventually, I knew where we were going.
We were going to my house, and I just knew my mother was home.
Sure enough, we walked up to my house, and my mother's car was parked in the driveway. Sasuke led me to the door, not really bothering to knock because I was with him, and there was my mother, standing in the front room like she had been expecting us.
My mother glared at Sasuke with as much force as she could give, but Sasuke ignored it, and held up my left hand to show my ring.
Was he suicidal or something, did he really just do what I think he did, is there some unknown force working against me at the moment that is just wishing for and laughing at my suffering?
My mother's eyed widened, and she immediately shot her glare to me.
"Sakura Haruno," My mother growled, "does it give you some form of joy to anger me so?"
"M-Mom—" I stammered.
"Sakura, I am not letting you marry him!" My mother barked.
"Mom, why can't you—"
This time Sasuke cut me off. (I was never going to get a word in, was I?) "Mrs. Haruno, I fully understand now the pain you've been going through over the years."
My mother shot me a "you told him?!" glance, and I gave her an "I didn't say anything" glance.
"I know all of this now because I just recently got off the phone with Fugaku, my father." Sasuke said. (His parents are alive here, got it?!)
My mother's eyes widened, but she went back to her angry face, and permitted him to continue.
"My father…really regrets what he did to you."
My mother seemed to soften a bit.
"He told me that he was truly sorry for breaking your heart like that, and that if he hadn't met my mother when he did, he almost for certain would have married you."
I saw her arms beginning to un-tense.
"He also told me…that he wishes the two of you could forget the past, because he would love to hear from you again, and get reacquainted. He pretty much begged for you to accept that I am a different person than he is, and that I will take care of Sakura, and he would love to have her as a daughter-in-law, almost like a way to rebuild the bridge that snapped all those years ago. He begs you for your forgiveness and your blessings, Mrs. Haruno. In turn, I want to prove to you that I will in fact keep to what my father has described of me, I love Sakura, and I will forever, and I would like it a lot to have you as a mother-in-law."
After his speech ended, my mother broke into tears, and collapsed onto her knees. I ran to her, and saw something amazing, she was smiling, she was crying, but she was smiling.
My mother looked up at me then Sasuke, wiping her tears.
She took a deep breath, "Sasuke…Uchiha…."
My mother came up and stood in front of him.
I nearly fainted at what just happened; my mother just slapped my fiancé!!
Sasuke stood still for a moment, taking in the shock of what just happened; my mother then threw her arms around him in a hug.
"Tell Fugaku…" She cried, "That I will accept his apology, and that I will give my blessings to you two."
I could have started crying I was so happy!! (Trying to hold them back, don't want two crying girls in the house, be strong, Sakura! Be strong!!)
Sasuke smiled, not smirked, smiled, as he hugged my mother. "Thank you." He said.
My mother let him go and I walked over to our happy little group. I thought, suddenly, of the reactions of everyone when they hear what happened. Ino would scream, and so would Tenten, and so would Temari, and Hinata may just faint. (With Naruto there to catch her fall.)
I was suddenly hit with a realization that stopped me three feet from them.
"Sasuke." I said; he looked at me. "What about your job at Konoha Elementary? Don't you have to go back soon?"
"Oh, yeah, I forgot." Sasuke said, and my heart dropped. "I quit."
It took my brain a moment to process this.
"You…what? You quit!? What about your brother?" I asked.
"Oh, he was a little pissed, but that guy is too damn smart for his own good, he knew why I quit. He knew I was coming for you, which is why I didn't come here with a black eye."
I laughed a little nervously, "Him and his brother seem to have an even odder form of communication than he and Naruto…this is going to take some getting used to."
I looked down at my engagement ring and smiled.
"But…" I suddenly thought, happily. "I'll have years and years to get used to them, because some number of months from now, I'll be Sakura Uchiha."
Sasuke seemed to sense the last part of my thought, because I heard him whisper, "Sasuke and Sakura…Uchiha…I like the sound of that."
I blushed a little and smiled at him.
Now…I can have my best life ever, with the man who has filled in the other half of my whole.
Cheesy ending, cheesy beginning, meh!! Oh well, it's still about my greatest achievement yet! I made a first story, and then I made a sequel that has gotten so many reviews and hits I could just squeal with joy! (That's saying a lot, because I don't squeal darn it! I'm a tomboy with a natural sense into romance and humor!! And yes, I do consider myself an odd person for being so.) This has been my longest chapter yet, and I hope you guys enjoyed it!! Please review! Oh, and just to let you know, right before I decided to finish this, I came up with a new story idea! It's another SasuSaku, and I have the beginning and a climactic scene all planned out!! (Which seemed to pop up into my head at the same time, just means less thinking for me!!) Look out for it, and hoped you enjoyed these stories!!!
One last thing, thank you sasusakufan2357, because oddly enough, your review you sent saying that you hoped Sakura's mother will give them her blessing helped me think and conquer my little artist block, so this last chapter is kudos to you!! XP (And yes, I read ALL the reviews, (several times) and each one fills me with happiness, so this whole thing is kudos to everyone!!!)