Title: The "I Love You" Paper Airplane

Author: Yuuk Matsuyama

Anime/Pairing: Naruto (Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura)

Chapter 2

"Sakura." Sasuke-kun approached and saying her name almost consumed 2/3 of his strength and courage combined.

"What's wrong, Sasuke-kun?" Her voice is a little unstable because she wants to balance her tone so that he won't notice she is still hoping that it was him who sent the plane.

"Do you have a moment?" His hands and forehead is beginning to sweat.

"Sure."

They walked and climbed the staircase, led by Sasuke-kun in silence. Fortunately, there weren't any student s at the rooftop. Sasuke-kun leaned on the steel bars while Sakura squatted on the floor.

Silence entered the atmosphere before he spoke her name once more.

"Sakura."

"Hm?" She tried to look at him but the sun's rays blocked his image, so she just cast her eyes on the floor again. "What, Sasuke-kun?"

"The plane…" he muttered, "It was you who received it, right?" he asked, stuttering a bit.

She nodded.

"I see…"

"But, it's okay. It wasn't meant for mo right? I meant why you would- "She stopped and wiped her tears that fell. We all knew she would cry, but not this early. Her vision of the outcome – of this conversation frightened her; therefore the tears were formed and escaped her eyes. In her prediction, he would apologize and ask for the plane to be returned to him. She crushed the piece of paper in her skirt and mentally and emotionally prepared herself for the worst scenarios.

Sasuke-kun looked at Sakura – eye to eye – and took his handkerchief form his pocket. He wiped those cheeks of hers and took her hand and gave it a squeeze.

He smirked. "What the hell were you thinking?"

"Eh?" Her eyes, a bit reddish, looked at him with confusion.

"I'm… the paper was meant for someone else…"

"I know." She said, hoping that he wouldn't repeat the same words again. The knife kept piercing her heart when those phrases reach her ears…

"No you don't."

"Eh?"

He took a deep breath while she felt all her hopes drained.

"I-I'm just glad you read the letter." He slowly looked at Sakura and received a smile in return.

"I love you."