A/N: I'm. EMO-ing. So. Bad. Right. Now. How could Sasuke tried to kill his true love?! No, not Karin! Sakura! Our dear Sakura... T.T Masashi Kishimoto, how could you? T.T
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"What the hell, senpai?!" Sakura snarled and twisted her arm to release herself from Sasuke's iron-like grip.
"Don't make me repeat again." Sasuke glared at her.
"Akatsuki is none of your business!" Sakura yelled.
"It's already been my business since my stupid brother became one of the members!" Sasuke yelled back.
Sakura's eyes soften. "Then, the person that you mentioned during detention today... was your brother?" She asked quietly.
Sasuke's body stiffened when Sakura got the fact right. However, he stood still and kept quiet.
"Right, senpai?" Sakura pressed on.
Sasuke sighed. "Stop calling me that. I thought I told you to just call me by my name."
Sakura frowned and punched Sasuke lightly on his chest. "You're evading my question." She muttered.
Sasuke closed his eyes. "Hn. Your movement is too slow." He commented. Sakura glared at him. "Think you're that great, huh?"
Sasuke opened his eyes and smirked. "Of course. I am your superior, after all."
Sakura ignored him and went to a side of the dojo and took out a shinai (A/N: You know? The sword that you used when you play kendo?) from its case. Sasuke followed her and put a hand on her right shoulder and spun her around.
"What." Sakura scowled, and the word came out more as a statement than a question.
"You still owe me a spar." He said and took out another shinai from the case. Then, he walked back to the center of the arena. And all the while, Sakura was gaping at him.
"Stop staring at me. Unless you think I'm hot. And awesome. And hot." Sasuke smirked.
"You said 'hot' twice, genius." Sakura muttered and took her position in front of Sasuke.
"Hinata! Buns!" Ino called and waved her hand in the air and motioned them to come to her.
"What do you want, Yamanaka/Ino/pig?" Neji, Naruto, Hinata and TenTen asked simultaneously. Ino ignored TenTen's nickname for her and looked at the four of them.
"Where's Sasuke-kun?" Ino asked.
TenTen and Naruto kept quiet, remembering the incident that happened during detention."Well?" Ino asked and tapped her right foot on the ground repeatedly and placed her hands on her hips, clearly annoyed with the silence.
Hinata, not knowing what had happened during detention, answered, "With Sakura." Ino's eyes widened. "You didn't say anything to Sasuke, did you?" She asked, completely dropping the suffix. Again, she was met with silence.
Neji cleared his throat. "I know nothing of this so I'd better go back to my dorm." He said and walked away from them.
"Uh… Ino, I think I'd better go too…" TenTen said and turned around slowly, afraid to look at Ino's face.
"TenTen." Ino's stern voice made her winced and paused in her way. Then she slowly turned to face Ino. 'It's now or never.'
"Yes, Ino?" She meekly asked.
"Did you, or did you not," Ino emphasized on the word 'not', "tell Sasuke about Sakura's past?" Ino asked, her piercing azure eyes glared at the three people in front of her.
"W-Well…" TenTen started and glanced at Hinata and Naruto at the corner of her eyes. Hinata closed her eyes, not wanting to look at Ino's expression, and Naruto was looking anywhere but the three girls, with a solemn look on his face.
TenTen bit her lip. "W-Well…"
"Hey, you're pretty good." Sasuke commented. Sakura grinned at the compliment. "For a freshman." He added and smirked when he saw her grin was replaced with a frown.
"Stop pouting, you big baby." He said as he took Sakura's shinai and his and put it back in their cases.
"I'm not!" Sakura argued and spun around.
"Hn. Yeah right." Sasuke smirked and bent down a bit.
"What? You got a problem with that?" Sakura hastily turned around and paused when she found herself staring right into Sasuke's eyes.
"What are we really talking about?" Sasuke smirked as he took one step closer to Sakura.
"I-I… Y-You were… W-We w-were…" Sakura stammered and blushed at their close proximity.
She could feel her heart thumping wildly against her chest as Sasuke leaned in so close that their noses were brushing against each other. What happened next totally blow her mind.
"We're sorry, Ino! We had no idea her past had involved with one of the Akatsuki members!" Naruto apologized over and over again. Ino let out an exasperated sigh as she combed her hair with her fingers. Somehow, it calmed her down.
"As long as you don't tell anyone about it." Ino finally said.
Naruto's eyes brightened up. "So you're not mad?!"
Ino grinned and nodded. Naruto, Hinata and TenTen smiled at each other. "Now, come on. Let's leave those two lovebirds alone." Ino winked at them and dragged them to God-knows-where.
When they were out of sight, a guy yawned and scratched his head. "What'd I miss?" He sat up and looked at his left and right. There were no people in the hallways. "Tch. Troublesome Ino. Dragging me here for nothing." He stood up and walked his way to his dorm.
'Troublesome girlfriend. Wasting my time like that. I could've spent all those time sleeping.' Which he did.
Meanwhile, with Sasuke and Sakura:
Sakura took a step back and stared at Sasuke, who had stood straight with a confused look plastered on his face. She looked at him in bewilderment, as she slowly brought her fingers to her lips.
'What just happened?'
Yes, it's short. Don't kill me. Blame school.
Finally! -stretches my back- I'm soooooooooo tired. =O I seriously have to get back to my school life. -sigh- Bye bye, holidays~ T.T Oh, and if you have any ideas, care to share with me? 'Coz I'm totally whipped out. Can you blame me? Everytime I'm in a car, I thought of inertia. Seriously, how nerdy can I be...
Anyways, please review! ... ideas anyone?