This is what happens when you give me techno

Disclaimer: Not mine.

Dedication: To Kierra and Chelsey, for not ignoring my birthday. Damn you both to hell.

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Arms high in the air, my hair is whipping around my face. People call me pretty, but I'm not. I'm hard and gritty and I hate the fact that I have pink hair. I have three best friends, and they're both with me right now.

Hinata - so delicate, so pretty, so shy, but she's the best listener anyone could ever ask for, and I'm pretty sure I'd fall over without her. She's a little sheltered, but Tenten and I are slowly pulling her out of that.

Tenten - she's as hard and gritty as I am. She's up for anything. And I mean anything. We've done some dangerous things together, her and I. She's the one who brought me into the whole raving thing, and I love her for it.

Temari - more dangerous then Tenten and I combined. No one crosses Temari. No one. Well, if they want to keep their limbs intact, they don't cross her.

The pounding beat of some song I don't know pounds through the warehouse we're in, and I suddenly think my parents probably wouldn't be too happy with me right now. My pink hair is rainbow, courtesy of Temari, and my nails are black and everything I'm wearing is white or neon orange or neon green or black, and I've stopped caring what everyone thinks.

And then my favorite song starts blaring through the speakers, and I forget everything else.

I know this pretty rave girl
always thinkin' 'bout her

This is what we do. We dance. We sing. We get high. We rave.

and when she says hi to me
butterfly's go right through me

Tenten's hands are on my hips, and Hinata's arms are around my neck, and Temari is holding my right wrist, and we grind to the beat. Because this is the way we are, this is who we are. And don't pretend you don't like it, because if you didn't love the beat, the sweaty bodies pressed in everywhere, the swirly lights, you wouldn't be here, would you?

My skirt flares as I twirl, colours flashing in my eyes, and I think I can see sound. It's so strange, seeing sound. I reach towards one of the pretty multi-coloured waves, and I giggled when my hand passes right through it.

Tenten's right next to me, with a killer smile on her lips, and I know she's got another tablet for me. I stick out my tongue, and she drops the tiny white pill on it. I swallow. Haven't I already said I've stopped caring what happens to me?

and when I see her dancin'
wanna take a chance in

I can feel the drug filtering through my veins, and I like it. Suddenly I'm in the moment, and there's no past and no future, and it's just me and my friends and the music and everything is just so clear, and I like it. I laugh out loud, and the light from the disco pulses over my face, and the darkness is barely there at all, though there are no lights, and I don't understand it, but it's okay.

getting a little closer
and maybe get to know her

My girls are around me, and we rave and rave and rave. Who needs boys, right? I swing my head to the right, and see Temari's face, her eyes wide, her pupils dilated, and she's smiling, and we dance, dance, dance.

We rave.

I spin again, and catch sight of dark hair, dark eyes, and a crooked smirk. Ohh, pretty, I think, and I pull myself away from Tenten and Hinata and Temari, or, rather, I pull them with me, and the four of us dance as we walk.

Why walk, when you can rave?!

I know this pretty rave girl
always thinkin' 'bout her
and when she says hi to me
butterflies go right through me

I'm high as a kite, and he's pretty, and I go on tiptoe even though I'm already wearing heels, and I kiss him, because I can, and because I feel like it. The girls laugh, and then they pull me back into the crowd, and I go willingly enough.

I laugh over the dancing crowd, and Tenten grabs me, and dips me back. The room spins and swirls, and I laugh some more. I don't know where I am, but it's so okay. I like it.

and when I see her dancin'
wanna take a chance in
getting a little closer

I see the boy again, all twisty and pretty in the flashing light and sound, and suddenly he's behind me, and I feel like I know him, but I'm pretty sure I don't, but it doesn't matter, because he's very pretty.

The pounding beat sucks me in, and I dash away from him. Or, rather, Temari pulls me away from him, with a glare, and a strange, high-pitched giggle. Where's Hinata? I think, and I looked around for my oldest friend.

Oh, there she is, looking lonely and lost, in the middle of the dance floor. I think she is pretty, so much prettier then me, and I reach for her, and she grips my wrist, and we rave.

I know this pretty rave girl
always thinkin' 'bout her
and when she says hi to me
butterflies go right through me

Temari and Tenten are back again, and we dance-dance-dance because we can, and it's fun, and I don't see that boy anywhere, but that's okay, because raving is fun, and I like-like-like it.

I think I see butterflies of light dancing around e, settling in Tenten's hair and on Temari's arms, and in Hinata's eyes, and I'm not sure how that works, but it does, and we rave.

and when I see her dancin'
wanna take a chance in
getting a little closer
and maybe get to know her

And then he's behind me again, arms wrapping around me, and I think I'm sorry to my friends, but I see that they've been taken custody of, too, and I laugh. My friends are so wonderful.

I turn around in this boy's arms, and I smile up at him, and I kiss him again, and he doesn't push me away, so I push him away with a laugh, and I look for my ladies. But they're still occupied, and I pout, because that's not fun, and I want to have fun.

Actually, I just want another tablet of whatever it was that Tenten gave me. I like whatever it was, and I laugh-laugh-laugh.

I know this pretty rave girl
always thinkin' 'bout her
and when she says hi to me
butterflies go right through me

He looks down at me, and I think his eyes are very pretty.

"Sakura…"

He says my name. How does he know my name? I ask him this, and he just shakes his head at me. Oh well.

I want to rave, and I toss my arms around his neck, and pull him close, and grind my hips into his. I hear him groan, and I smile. I rotate my hips a second time, and then a third, and I giggle when I hear him groan my name out.

"How do you know that?"

"Sakura…" he says again, and I give up. Forget it. I pull away from him, and I go to find Tenten.

and when I see her dancin'
wanna take a chance in
getting a little closer
and maybe get to know her

"Tenny!" I throw myself at her, and she catches me out of habit. She is dancing with another boy, or she was, but now she's not, and her arms are around my waist, and I smile, and I open my lips.

She knows what I want, and she drops another tablet on my tongue. I swallow it, and then kiss her on the mouth, because it's too loud to hear in here anyways, and thank-you is only a polite thing to say, or in this case, do.

Someone pulls me away from my Tenny, and I glare at the boy-that-I'm-sure-I-don't-know from before. He's pretty, but not as pretty as Tenny, and I know Tenny. I don't know him. Or do I?

I know this pretty rave girl (rave girl...)
I know this pretty rave girl (rave girl...)
I know this pretty rave girl (rave girl...)
I know this pretty rave girl (rave girl...)

"Sakura," he says, impatient. I don't like impatience.

I pull myself away from him, and grab Tenten away from the boy she was dancing with, and we go to find Hinata and Temari, and we take them from their prospective boys (a blond-haired, blue eyes boy for Hinata, and a dark-eyed dude with a ponytail that kinda looked like a pineapple), and we go deeper into the crowd, closer to the music.

I grab Hinata, and pull her close, because she's my best friend, and she's just as out of it as I am, and it's fun, and that's all that matters to any of us right now.

We rave.

I know this pretty rave girl (rave girl...)
I know this pretty rave girl (rave girl...)
I know this pretty rave girl (rave girl...)

The lights swirl around me, and my rainbow hair swishes past my face, and suddenly it's the start of the night again, and I don't know where I am again, but it doesn't matter, because I'm raving, and there's booze and liquid silver, and little white tablets full of solid orgasms, and it's amazing.

I don't even remember the boy from before, because my head's so fucked right now, but when I see him again I smile and wave one of my arms, because I'm sure I know him from somewhere.

I laugh crazily, and I watch a sound wave leave my mouth, the rainbow-colour of it flying in every direction. The same pretty waves are coming from the speakers, and I reach for them, and I'm just about to touch them, but then Temari's in my sight, and I forget all about them.

I know this pretty rave girl
always thinkin' 'bout her
and when she says hi to me
butterflies go right through me

And then she's gone, and I turn around, a little confused, because I can't see her blonde hair, and I find a dark boy staring at me, something like despair on his face.

I dance over to him, and grab his hand, and wrap it around my waist, and I pull myself as close to him as I can get. I need to be close to someone right now, I don't care who it is.

It's packed in the warehouse, and I look up at him, and I want to kiss him, but something tells me no, that it might be bad. It's different then kissing one of the girls, because those kisses never mean anything, but kissing this person…

Kissing him might mean something.

And then I catch sight of Hinata's blue hair, and I forget that I'm even holding on to him.

and when I see her dancin'
wanna take a chance in
getting a little closer

I want to get to her, but something's holding me back, and I don't like it. I look down to find arms around my waist, and I realize that yes, there is still someone behind me. Oh.

I look up at him, and he still looks sad. I wonder why, so I kiss him, and a smirk adorns his lips, and he lets me go. I guess he likes me. Oh well.

I know this pretty rave girl
always thinkin' 'bout her
and when she says hi to me
butterflyies go right through me
and when I see her dancin'
wanna take a chance in
getting a little closer
and maybe get to know her

I dance off to find Tenten and the girls, and I don't realize that's he's very carefully following me, because by then, I've already forgotten him. I don't really remember things, not unless they're very constant things, not when I'm like this.

I reach Temari and we rave until the early hours of the next morning. I don't see the boy or his friends for the rest of the night.

I know this pretty rave girl
always thinkin' 'bout her
and when she says hi to me
butterflies go right through me...

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I don't realize until the next morning, when I'm back at home, and I'm not sure how I got here, and that the boy from last night is my ex-boyfriend, and I probably hurt him by kissing him.

But I'm just a pretty rave girl, and it's what I do.