"What is it Sakura?" Ino asked me.
"Uh…I…" I wondered if I should tell her what I was thinking. No…No, not now. Not yet.
"I, uh, I haven't finished my science project yet." I lied. I'd already finished two days ago.
"Oh, well it's a major grade. I would help you, but I'm not done with mine yet."
"Oh my gosh! Sasuke Uchiha is coming this way! Along with those brainless girls." Ino said scrunching up her nose. I looked over at him. He was walking with Naruto Uzumaki, his best friend. A crowd of loud shoving girls trailed along behind them. Ino skipped up in front of them and started saying something to Sasuke. I couldn't hear Ino from the bench I was sitting on so I just waited for her to come back. AFTER I tried to figure out if I told her anything about my feelings for Sasuke. Ino was known for her blabber mouth.
"Sasuke, so do you think Hinata likes me?"
"Why don't you go ask her instead of me?" I said.
"Easy for you to say! Why don't you go ask Sakura?" Naruto countered.
I was stunned by his comment and stopped walking, but quickly got a hold of myself.
"Duh, because she's going out with Kiba!"
"Oh, yea…I forgot. Wait! He's freakin cheating on her with TenTen!"
"Yea, but she doesn't know that!"
"Then go tell her!"
I turned away from him, so he couldn't see my face get red. I saw Ino skipping toward us and stopped walking. Behind her was Sakura sitting on a school bench. She was looking at me. Whoa, she's looking at me!
"Hey, Sasuke!" Ino said in a voice nearly squealing. Ino attempted to hug me as if we were best friends or something. I stepped back in disgust, but politely said, "Hey."
"So, how have you been doing?" Ino asked. She merely meant 'so who do you like now?'
"I'm good. Not really into anybody right now." I said. She raised her eyebrows in surprise. I guess it was because I read her mind at what she wanted to know.
"Are you sure you're not interested in anyone right now? You know, I'm always open." Ino said with a glimmer of hope in her eyes. Sorry, Ino. Not gonna happen. I mean, she's one of my friends and all from school, but I could NEVER be that serious with her.
"Sorry, Ino. I'm not interested." I said truthfully. Her big wide smile started to droop and she said, "Oh, well I'll see you around then." And she walked off sulking, leaving Sakura on the bench by herself. Naruto was kind of getting annoying right now trying to get me to ask out my late crush. I don't know how it happened, I just started to get interested in her ever since Kiba asked her out…and she said yes. Ok, I'll admit, I am a bit jealous she said yes. I mean its Kiba, the wolf man! Calm down, Sasuke! Take a deep breath. She'll find out that she has the wrong guy and break up with him. Then you will get the prize! No! What am I saying?! I can't say that! Sakura is happy with Kiba. I can't go and make her unhappy. But still…
I walked over to the bench Sakura was on. Naruto decided to let me go on my own, probably because he was still fuming over our little argument over if Hinata liked him or not, and helped me herd the swarming girls away.
I saw Ino stomp off with a sad expression on her face. I sighed and lied horizontally on the bench so that I was looking up at the snow white clouds in the sky. I tried to picture objects in them. That one over there looks like an ice cream cone the way it gets pointier at the bottom and rounder at the top like a scoop of ice cream. Oooo! That one looks like a pretty red fox with its tail wrapped around itself and THAT one it looks like…it looks like…
Sasuke. Sasuke Uchiha. It was like his face was pressed into the cloud. I rubbed my eyes and looked again. I blinked once, then again, but his face was still there shaped out of the motionless clouds.
"Hey." A voice said out of nowhere.
I felt my cheeks turning pink and I quickly turned to face the back of the bench. The voice was familiar. It was sweet and angelic. The voice was soothing and handsome. Crap! The voice was Sasuke's.
I hoped that the blood had gone out of my cheeks and I put a smile on my face trying not to tremble. Sasuke is actually talking! To me!
I turned toward him and looked up into his beautiful Onyx eyes and said, "Oh, Hey." I sat up allowing room for him to sit down. Why is he talking to me of all people? I mean, I already have Kiba…
"So, what are you doing on a bench by yourself?" Sasuke asked me.
"So, what are you doing on a bench by yourself?" I asked. I instantly regretted asking that question realizing that I sounded stupid. I looked at the trees in front of me trying not to blush.
"I…I really don't know. Ino WAS talking to me a while ago but she's gone now. I don't what happened to her." I smirked remembering what she had asked me earlier. Sakura just stared at me curiously. Then a smile broke out onto her face like she knew what happened. We silently smiled at each other for a few seconds, but it seemed like hours.
"Uh- hmmm!" A voice from behind me said. I turned my head still smirking supposing it was just Naruto coming back from herding the girls away. My smile faded into my usual mask that I wore everyday when I was surrounded by my fan girls. It was Kiba, Sakura's boyfriend, and he didn't seem too happy seeing his girlfriend talking to another guy, especially me, Uchiha Sasuke the number one "Hottie" in school.