A/N: Thanks again for reading and for the reviews everyone. Here is the chapter 3 of Begin to Forget. I hope you like it.
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"I let it happen because I wanted it to. I wanted it Naruto. I wanted you okay. I wanted to be with you even if it was only for one night." Her words replayed in his mind.
"I just couldn't stop myself from being with you. I wanted you Naruto."
The young man was in complete shock over her words. Out of al the things she could have said to him he hadn't been expecting any of that. Ino continued to avoid his gaze. Naruto found that he was unable to look away. His mind was completely stuck on her words. He had never known she had those types of feelings for him. He would have never guessed in a million years.
"Ino-chan," He spoke after some time.
"Naruto just forget that. Please forget everything I just said."
The blond male blinked a few times. How in hell was he supposed to forget everything that she just said to him? It wasn't so easy to forget.
"Come on Ino how am I supposed to forget what you said. I can't."
"Well you have to try to forget. I need you to forget."
There was no way he would forget no matter how badly she had wanted him to.
"Ino-chan. Why didn't you tell me this before?"
He wanted to know why she felt the need to keep her feelings a secret from him. The two of them had always been completely honest with one another. The whisker-faced male tried to put his hand to her shoulder but she ended up pushing his hand away.
She turned to look at him with a serious look on her face. She gripped her fist. Ino hated to do this right now but at this moment she had seen no other option.
"No you don't get it. You have no idea what I was trying to tell you."
He may not have been the brightest person in the world, seeing as how he had been blind to her true feelings all this time. But he understood exactly what she had meant.
"I do understand Ino-chan. I get it."
"No," She shook her head "The truth is that I was just horny. I haven't had sex in a long time and I really needed it. I wanted you just because you were there and I kind of took advantage of the situation." She lied to him.
Naruto stared into her eyes as he tried to search her face for any hint of a lie. She had to be lying to him. She just had to be. Ino wouldn't have done this. She would have never used him for sex, no matter how badly she might have wanted it.
"You're lying to me Ino-chan."
"No." She spoke in the firmest voice she could muster. "I just wanted to fuck and you were there. Don't read too much into it when I said I wanted you. I just needed some dick Naruto and you provided it for me."
He flinched slightly upon hearing her words. It was her tone of voice that really got to him. Naruto could not understand why Ino was being so cruel to him.
"So now you know. I'm sorry for last night. I shouldn't have taken advantage of you that way. It was wrong of me. If you don't mind I'd like to be alone right now."
He slowly nodded and headed for the door. Once he got there he turned back to look at the platinum-blonde.
"This isn't over Ino-chan. But I'll give you the space you need." He decided. "Bye."
As soon as Naruto left her apartment the blue-eyed female instantly dropped to the floor. Tears were pouring out of her eyes. She hated having to do that. She hated that she had lied to him. And she knew that she had hurt his feelings.
"I' am so sorry Naruto. It meant so much more to me. I just couldn't tell you the truth, the fact that I love you more than anything."
The young woman couldn't bring herself to tell him how much she truly loved him. She didn't want to be rejected by him. Ino knew that Naruto still loved her.
"I can't ever tell him the real truth." She decided.
Ino knew that she would always remember the previous night. It had been too important to forget. It was her only chance to be with the handsome blond, even if it didn't mean nearly as much to him. It would always mean something to her. Naruto meant something to him. She loved him more than anything else.
"He might never speak to me again after what I said to him."
She found that she couldn't blame him if he felt like he didn't want to talk to her again. She had been pretty cruel with her words, basically telling him that all she wanted him for was sex. It was as if she was saying she could have easily found anyone else to have sex with. Only she didn't want anyone else. She only wanted him.
"I'm sorry Naruto." She apologized again.
Naruto found that he was unable to think of nothing else but Ino's cruel words. She had certainly gone out of her way to make him feel bad. He felt terrible about the idea of those words somehow being true. Had she truly used him to satisfy her own needs? He didn't want to believe it but she had said it in such a serious tone of voice. Maybe it was really true.
"Did she mean what she said?" He wondered.
He thought more about Ino, his friend, someone he had cared a great deal for. He had known her for a long time. She just wasn't that type of person. Yes her words had hurt but he knew deep down that they had to be lies.
"Ino-chan had to be lying to me. She just couldn't have been telling the truth."
A part of him wanted to go back so the two of them could talk, but for right now he knew he had to give her some space. Perhaps giving her some space was for the best, especially after the events of last night. He still didn't know what he should do about it. It may have been a bit fuzzy but he and Ino had sex. That wasn't something he could forget. The two of them would need to talk about it. They needed to decide what they were going to do next.
Naruto sat staring at his phone. He had been debating on whether or nor he should give her a call. But each time he picked the phone he ended up putting it back down again. The young man simply wasn't ready to give her a call. Besides she said she wanted to be alone, that had to mean no phone calls either. Just as he was about to try to call her again his phone began to ring. Hoping that it might be the platinum-blonde he answered it.
"Ino-chan," He said in a hopeful tone.
"Nope try again." The person on the other line spoke.
"Oh, hi Kiba what's up?"
"Nothing I was just calling to see how you were doing today. You were pretty wasted last night."
"Yeah, don't remind me."
He had been drinking a bit too much the previous night. It was what landed him in this mess with the blue-eyed female in the first place. Why did he even show up at her place? He assumed it was simply because they were such good friends. But did he have to come on to her so strongly?
"So what the hell did you do last night?" Kiba wondered.
"It's not important."
"Hey, why did you think that I was Ino? What's going on?"
Naruto wondered if he should even let the brown-haired male know what was going on. He could probably use some advice
"She and I just really need to talk. I was hoping it was her calling so we could talk. Something happened between us last night."
"Oh," Kiba was definitely very interested. "What happened?"
"We, um, we…" Naruto decided to just go ahead and tell him. "We had sex last night."
The phone went silent for a little while until Kiba broke it.
"No fucking way!" He shouted. "You and Ino had sex. Wow was it some really hot, wild sex?"
"Pervert." Naruto thought. "I was drunk Kiba."
"Yeah, well so what. Never mind then. So you slept with Ino last night. She was always pretty hot so I'm sure you guys had a good time even if you were drunk. What now though Naruto?"
"I don't know." He admitted. "That's why I have to talk to her. We need to decide what we're going to do next. She's my friend so it's not like I could just forget what happened with us."
"Yeah that's true. You're in a tough situation buddy. But I'm sure you will figure it out. I'll talk to you later."
"Alright, bye Kiba."
Naruto wasn't sure what he wanted to do about the situation. He had no idea where to begin in fixing it. He knew one thing for sure was that he didn't want to hurt the platinum-blonde in anyway. He cared about her deeply.
"We need to figure this out somehow Ino-chan."
But days had passed without him having the chance to speak to her, mainly because he was trying to give her some space. During those few days all he could think about was her. She was the only thing on his mind. He wondered if he was on her mind as well.
Ino on the other hand had not left her house or bothered to do much of anything. It was as if she completely shut herself off from everything. She was lying there on her couch in a bathrobe when there was a knock at her front door. A part of her wanted to scream at whoever it was to go away, but she just remained on the couch.
"Ino are you home?" She heard Tenten's voice.
"Tenten," She thought but didn't bother to respond.
The brunette on the other side of the door was very worried about her friend. She hadn't seen or heard from her in days, which made her believe that something had to be wrong.
"Ino I know that you have to be home. I'm not leaving until you open this door."
A sigh escaped the platinum-blonde she knew that Tenten meant what she said. Ino got up and opened the door.
"Hey," Tenten gave a smile. "I was worried about you. Are you okay?"
"Yes." She lied. "I'm okay. Come on in alright."
Ino allowed the brown-eyed female into the apartment. The two friends sat down together.
"Ino what's going on with you? Why are you sitting around in your bathrobe when it's a really beautiful day outside?"
Ino looked out of the window. It was a perfect, beautiful day other there. There wasn't a cloud in sight.
"I'm just not in the mood to go out."
"Jeez you sound so depressed. What's wrong?"
Tenten tried to study Ino's facial expression. She definitely seemed to be bothered by something.
"Ino," She put her hand to the blondes shoulder. "Please talk to me."
The blue-eyed female looked towards her best friend.
"Ten, I did something a few days ago. I did something that I probably shouldn't have done in the first place."
"Ino what did you do? You aren't in any trouble are you?"
"No." She shook her head. "No, I'm not in any trouble. But something happened. I…" She paused.
Tenten waited in anticipation for what Ino was going to reveal to her.
"It'll be okay Ino just tell me."
"I slept with Naruto. We had sex."
Tenten's eyes widened and shock was now written all over her face. She had always wanted Naruto and Ino to be together, but she truly hadn't been expecting this.
"Ino you and Naruto…" She stopped. "This is huge. This changes everything."
"No it changes nothing. It doesn't matter."
"How can you say that? You guys took it to the next level. It wouldn't have happened if you both didn't want it to."
Ino shook her head. Sure it had meant a great deal to her but it hadn't meant the same to Naruto. The man had been wasted last night.
"He was drinking. Naruto was drunk while it happened. So do you see why it doesn't matter? He hardly even remembers much of it. It was a one time thing."
Tenten gently rubbed the blonde's shoulder.
"I'm sorry Ino." It was all she could think of to say. "I'm sure everything will work out."
"I don't know how it can work out. I should have never let it happen but I just had to be selfish. Tenten you know how I feel about him."
"Yeah," The brunette nodded. "I know how you feel about him. I know how you've always felt Ino. Did you tell Naruto how you really feel?"
"No I couldn't bring myself to tell him the truth. So I lied and pretended like it meant nothing, like he meant nothing to me. I was so cruel to him. I don't think he'll ever speak to me again."
Tenten tired searching for the right words but even she wasn't sure if she had the words. How could she make Ino feel better about the situation? She then decided to be as honest as possible.
"Ino I think I get why you lied to him. You've always been reluctant to tell Naruto how you really feel. But I think that you need to be honest with him. You have to tell him the truth. It's the only way you'll feel any better."
Tenten was probably right. She should tell Naruto the truth even if he happened to be in love with someone else. She needed to get the truth off of her chest. Perhaps she would feel better in the end. She had been keeping the truth from him for a long time.
"How can I tell him now, he might not even believe me. Besides he loves…"
'You can't worry about that now Ino. You need to tell Naruto the truth as soon as possible."
She was nervous about telling Naruto the truth. She just didn't think she could handle the rejection. She would it give it some real thought before dropping that bomb on him.
"I'm just not sure Ten. I really don't know if I can. I…" She paused as the phone began to ring. Ino made no sudden movements to answer it leaving Tenten to check and see who was calling. In the caller ID window she looked to see who it was. She looked towards her friend when she saw the name.
"Ino, its Naruto."