A/n: So all the work I put into the first week of band camp not to get burnt pretty much was wasted yesterday -___-
I forgot to put on sunblock, and it was cloudy up until about two hours that I was fully exposed. And now my dad keeps calling me a redneck and it's bugging me D:
Anyways, I had time to do this chapter in the few hours I have free of band stuff :3
In all honesty, this chapter is pretty shitty cause it's rushed…
Three hours flat.
And I think it's the longest chapter! But that's only cause I've had this chapter thought out since before I started posting the story :D
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DISCLAIMER: No ownage of the Naruto series or the characters.
Sasuke rang the doorbell of the Haruno residence and stepped back, pocketing his hands. Today was the day that Itachi, Sakura, and he would be traveling to the States to see his parents.
Which also means that they will be approving Sakura.
Sasuke smirked at his thoughts. He was right, though; there was a gut feeling that his parents would just love Sakura as soon as they met her. At least, that's what he was hoping and praying for. Sasuke was pretty sure they wouldn't have a choice on if he and Sakura were together, since there was so much that attached her to him.
Note 1: Ask parents about vampire mates.
Sasuke lifted his head as the handle of the door jiggled and the door opened. He smiled as a flustered cherry blossom appeared with a big grin on her face. Upon seeing him, Sakura tackled him with a tight hug. She grabbed his hand and pulled Sasuke into the house to greet her mother.
Haruno Haine smiled to herself as she heard her daughter's bubbley laughter coming from the front door. Standing up from the couch when she appeared, Haine looked over the gentleman that would be taking her daughter away. Taking in the outstretched hand of the Uchiha Sasuke, she smiled gently when he shook her hand with a firm grip.
"Here, Sasuke, my stuffs in my room," Sakura giggled, taking his arm and pulling his up the stairs beside the kitchen door. Haine sighed after them and went to her room. She picked up the picture of her husband, Kei, one of him in uniform.
"She has turned into a woman, Kei," Haine whispered, pulling the picture to her chest as a tear slid down her cheek. She smiled. "Our little girl is growing up."
"You still haven't fallen asleep yet?"
Sakura's eyes fluttered open as a voice calmed her. "If you keep talking, I won't," she muttered. Sakura was slightly nervous when she found out that the small group would be traveling on a little jet Sasuke's parents owned to get to the States, since her father had died in a plane crash, but Sasuke had been slightly comforting. He sat by her on the love seat during the take off and once Itachi had walked to the front of the plane to flirt with the plane's food assistant, Sasuke pulled her into his lap to try and help her sleep. Sakura let her eyes close again as she gently put her head against his shoulder. She could feel his hands rub small circles around her back. Already she felt better.
The last thing she heard before drifting off was a quiet "I love you," from the man beneath her, making her smile in her sleep.
Sakura woke up with a gentle shove. Blinking her eyes open, Sakura lifted her head and yawned. "W-where are we," she mumbled, stretching her arms as she tried to look out the plane windows, only to fail miserably when she couldn't focus on them.
"We're here. Well, almost. In Atlanta, Georgia now, about two hours from mom and dad's house." Sasuke smiled when she looked around the plane with cloudy eyes. He grabbed her chin and pulled her in for a kiss. Feeling her against him already made Sasuke crave her blood again, but he pushed the lust back. He pulled from her when her hands came up to his neck. "That was just to wake you up," he muttered with a smirk when she pouted.
Sasuke looked over to Itachi's snoring body splayed over on the couch opposite of him and Sakura. Reaching down and pulling off his shoe, Sasuke threw it at Itachi, causing him to yelp and roll of the couch. "I didn't do it, I swear!" Itachi sat up and blinked. "H-huh?"
Sasuke chuckled at his confused brother as he nodded toward the pilot quarters. "They came back and said we're almost in Atlanta, so I thought I should wake you up." Sasuke's grin only widened when his brother glared at him.
"So, what type of house do they live in?" Sakura slightly stuttered when the car went on to a gravel road. Itachi was driving and Sasuke and she were in the back, discussing what to look out for with his parents.
"Well, they have several temporary houses here in the States, but their current occupancy is in a plantation house in Southern Georgia." Sasuke nodded to the road they were on. "The driveway's 5 miles long."
Sakura gasped as she looked out the window. Her eyes widened when she saw how there was a large, fenced in meadow going until a forest could be seen in the distance. She pressed her face to the window when her eyes locked onto a white mare that was running with the same pace as the car on the other side of the fence. Sakura smiled when the mare flicked its head and neighed at her. She felt her spirits sadden when the horse came to a trot and went away from the fence.
"I can take you to ride her later if you like," she heard the brooding Uchiha say. Sakura looked at him with a bright face and gave him a hug.
"I would like that," she whispered in his ear as she pulled back.
"Now, remember, my mother can be very enthusiastic about telling you everything that's happened in my life," Sasuke warned, looking through the windshield and seeing the house in the distance. "She'll do anything to embarrass me enough to get you to stay away from me." Sasuke looked back at her with a smirk. "So that she can still have her precious baby around for herself."
Sakura giggled at his statement. "Oh don't worry, my mother's the same. I just haven't let you stick around at my house long enough for her to do it yet."
Sasuke smiled and then he felt the car come to a slow stop. Looking out the window of the car, his smile faltered slightly. "Okay, we're here." He got out of the car and went over to her door, opening the door for her. Sakura smiled at him and got out, taking his open hand. "Remember, she might bombard you with questions about us-"
"Oh my goodness! Fugaku, they're here! Get your lazy ass off the couch and greet your sons!" A voice of pure honey screeched from the front door before Itachi could knock. The door opened and a brightly smiling woman in her mid-forties was gazing at them. Her smile dimmed when her sight settled on Sakura, and her brows drew. "Sasuke, who's this?"
Sasuke smiled when he pulled Sakura in front of him. "Ka-chan, this is my girlfriend, Haruno Sakura." Sakura blushed as she bowed slightly at Sasuke's mother. Hearing her gasp, Sakura stood back up with a nervous face.
"Fugaku! Your son finally has a girlfriend," Mikoto cheered as she clapped her hands. She grabbed Sakura's wrist and dragged her into the large house. "Oh, Fugaku, she's gorgeous, and-"
Sasuke sighed as he looked at a smirking Itachi. He raised his hands in front of him, gesturing surrender. "Don't ask for my help, you're the one who wanted to bring her."
Sasuke glared at him. "Now I'll never have alone time with her," he muttered, walking back to the car to get his and Sakura's bags. "Ka-chan will be too busy bonding with my lover."
Sasuke grumbled to himself as he walked down the stares quietly. He'd woken up in the middle of the night with his stomach screaming at him. So he decided to have a midnight snack of these things his mom called Oreos and milk. He jumped when he came face to face with his mother sitting at the table, already eating some Oreos. "What're you doing up?"
Mikoto looked up from the cookies and smiled. "I could be asking you the same question." She went back to dipping the Oreos in the glass.
Sasuke narrowed his eyes. "Touché." He came over and sat down at the table beside her and grabbed a cookie. "Ka-chan, can I ask you something?" When she looked at him he continued. "What was it like?" Mikoto raised a brow at his question. "When you first drank human blood, I mean."
Mikoto's slowly formed a broad smile as she gave him a suspicious look. "Depends. Why would you like to know, dear?"
Sasuke sighed. He figured she would want to know the basis behind his questioning. "Because Itachi forced me to drink from Sakura two days ago…and it was," Sasuke paused, trying to describe it in words, "magical."
Mikoto crunched up the cookie in her mouth before answering him. "Well, it depends. How was it for you, first off?"
Sasuke blushed as he could feel 100% accurately what and how it felt. "I told Sakura about how it would hurt at first and then it would feel good, since Itachi had told me that before." Sasuke paused, fidgeting with the cookie he held. "It was-" Sasuke bit his lip, embarrassed to be telling his mother this of all people, "-erotic."
Mikoto smirked at him and took a swig of the milk. "The fangs you possess contain a special chemical that, when penetrating the prey, releases testosterone and/or estrogen to make sure that the prey feel nothing and, instead, feel the complete opposite of pain." Mikoto swirled a cookie in the milk as she smiled at him. "This would explain you 'erotic' experience on your first time." She flicked the cookie at him, sending little milk droplets all over his face. "But there's more." She gave the cookie to him which he reluctantly chewed on while listening to her. "There has been research done, and they say that the sexual side of the feeding is enhanced when the vampire and the human have a soul connection. Kind of how opposites attract, the vampire and human may share halves of the same soul." Mikoto demonstrated by holding each of her hands up. "This one is a vampire," she waved her left hand, "and this one's a human." She waved her right hand. "So in other words, the two complete each other." Mikoto slapped her hands together, lacing her fingers so that her hands couldn't break apart. "And the bond is never broken, even if the two split and find another mate."
Sasuke jumped slightly when she clapped, but he drew his brows after she went back to eating. The bond stays in tact? He closed his eyes. That must be awful for someone to love another so dearly, just to have them leave. He opened his eyes and looked at his distracted mother. It would be worse than having your heart cut out and eaten by a dog off the streets.
Sasuke said goodnight to his mother as he stood up abruptly and walked back up the stairs to the room he shared with Sakura. He quietly opened the door and shut it behind him as to not wake the sleeping angel. Sasuke smiled to himself as he noticed her heavy breathing. Crawling into bed beside her, he sighed as he wrapped a hand lazily over her waist and nuzzled her neck.
I just pray that you would never do that to me, Cherry.
Sakura slowly woke up feeling warm and fuzzy. She blinked her eyes open and noticed that the sun was not yet over the horizon. When Sakura went to sit up, something tightened around her waist, preventing her from moving. Rolling over into the body behind her, she smiled when she came upon the content face of the sleeping Uchiha.
Then Sakura remembered that Sasuke had said he would take her to ride the horse today. Smiling even more, she poked his cheek. "Sasuke, wake up," she whispered when all he did was grunt and scrunch up his nose. "You promised you would today…" She leaned forward and kissed his nose. Sasuke's face relaxed and his eyes fluttered open.
"What do you want," he grumbled, taking note how it wasn't even sunrise yet. "Go back to sleep." Sasuke tightened his grip on her and nuzzled his face in her hair. Sakura sighed as she grabbed his hands and took them off of her waist. She rolled off the bed before he could pull her back, and she walked to the bathroom to take a shower. A chill ran up her spine as her feet hit the cold tile of the bathroom floor.
"You promised, and you will keep your promise, Uchiha Sasuke," she muttered to herself and she stripped her clothes and got into the steaming hot water of the shower. Sakura smiled as her muscles relaxed under the hot water, but her smile faltered when she noticed how a figure entered the bathroom. She glared when the dark haired Uchiha brushed his teeth and leaned against the counter facing her. "What?"
Sakura could hear his deep laughter and it sent a shiver down her spine. "Oh, just admiring you." She instinctively wrapped her arms around herself to keep him from seeing, only to receive another laugh from him. "Calm down, I'm not going to rape you or anything." He pushed himself away from the counter and to the door, pausing to turn his head towards her. "It wouldn't be considered rape, since you'd be way passed the enjoying it part." With that said, he opened the door and Sakura heard it click behind him.
She huffed as she grabbed the shampoo and furiously rubbed it through her hair. "Damn Uchiha and his hormones," she muttered angrily, glaring at the shower wall in front of her.
"Oh, goodness Sasuke, she's beautiful!" Sakura giggled as she brought her hands to her lips. The white mare lifted her head and locked its gaze on Sakura, then neighed before trotting over to them. She nudged her head against Sakura's elbow, and she shakily brought her hand out to stroke the mare's nose. "She's so soft, too."
Sasuke smiled as he brought his fingers to his mouth and whistled. From the distance he saw a dark brown mustang running towards them. As the horse came closer, he came to a slow trot and stopped in front of Sasuke. "And this is my horse," Sasuke said to Sakura as he reached out and patted the horse's mane. "His name's Zeus."
Sakura snickered and gave Sasuke a strange look. "Zeus?" she questioned, only laughing more when the white mare seemed to be giggled with her. "Why did you name the poor horse Zeus?"
Sasuke frowned at her and tightened his grip around the mustang's neck. "I was five, okay?" He kissed the horse's head beside its eye and he smiled. "And he's very precious to me."
Sakura smiled at him, reaching over and squeezing his cheeks. "Aw, little Sasuke's so cute," she cooed, giggled when he stuck his tongue out at her. "But in all seriousness, you guys suck at naming horses." Sakura stroked the mare's nose again. "I mean, really? Pegasus? For a girl horse?" The horse grunted at the mention of her name and she snorted.
Sasuke laughed. "Oh yah, blame me for Itachi's naming of the horse." He smiled as he walked over to Sakura and picked her up by her waist. Once she swung her leg over the mare's back, Sasuke stepped back and nodded at her. "You sure you want to do this?" She smiled at him and nodded in return. Shrugging, Sasuke walked back to his mustang and pushed his feet of the ground, successfully swinging a leg over the horse's back. Grabbing the reins of the horse, Zeus proceeded to start off in a quick trot toward the forest tree line. Sakura followed suit and once they hit the tree line, both horses sprang into a gallop as the two quickly disappeared into the forest.
Itachi smiled as he ran a hand over his horse's back. "Well, Spirit, we'll just have to see where they're going now, won't we?" The mustang whinnied in response and Itachi jumped on its back. "Well, let's go!" Spirit immediately galloped towards the tree line and Itachi smirked to himself.
"Itachi, could you keep an eye on your brother and Sakura for me?" Mikoto quietly whispered to her oldest son. "I'm worried that he might tell her certain things about this family." Mikoto smiled evilly at him when he nodded.
"Of course, ka-chan," he whispered back. "Anything for dear Suke-chan."
Mikoto blinked at him and gave him a confused look at the nickname. Itachi shook his head and dismissed her with a shake of his hand. Everything was going to work, whether his mother knew about the plan or not.
A/n: HAH! I told you this chapter would be longer :D
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