Hello lovelies! Here is another chapter. I apologize for the lateness. Just when I got the internet, they decided to "work" on it and I didn't have any. And the sucky thing is my English and Science homework or assignments would be posted online and I have no idea if my phone would be able to receive any of the assignments. But I am so happy now that it is back.

Disclaimer: Me no own Naruto.

I sighed tiredly as I stared down at my homework. Hinata, Sasuke, and I were currently at Naruto's house doing homework ON. . Why? Because the idiot-as loveable as he may be-begged Sasuke and I to help him and he promised to treat us to ramen. Now ramen isn't a big deal, but having Naruto treat us to ramen is a big deal.

"Hinata, I'm thirsty," Naruto whined. "Can you please get me something to drink?"

"You have hands and feet, do it yourself," I stated.

"But Sakura," Naruto protested.

"It's fine," Hinata said, motioning for me to come along.

I grabbed the opportunity to move away from Sasuke and followed her into the kitchen.

Ever since we got back I've been feeling his eyes on me even more than usual. I even squeaked when he approached me today! That was totally not cool. Tenten had to pretend she did something to make me squeak-like poking me hard on my side. And she did it when Sasuke was around so he could see that she caused me to squeak.

I shook my head slightly as I leaned on the kitchen counter. "Thanks for getting me out of there. I needed a breather."

"No problem," Hinata said softly. She showed me a big smile and I smiled back.

With Sasuke and Naruto...

"So?" Naruto asked scooting across the carpet to sit next to Sasuke. Sasuke raised an eyebrow in question.

"Tell me what happened when you guys went to Sakura's grandparents for Christmas!"

"Shut your mouth idiot," Sasuke hissed, hoping that Sakura didn't hear anything that Naruto said.

"So?" Naruto asked again.

"So," Sasuke repeated.

"Did you kiss her?"


"Is that a yes?"


"Then a no?"


"Dude, what the hell?"

"I did kiss her..."


"On the corner of her mouth."

"Dude, what the hell? You should have just kissed her man. I'm giving you the green light. Green means go!" Naruto took Sasuke by the shoulders and shook him slightly. "Just kiss her man. Do I have to go all Lil Mermaid on you and start singing that song?! Cus' I will!"

"Shut it dobe," Sasuke said, throwing Naruto's arms off of him.


"Hinata, every time I think about Christmas vacation, I start to blush. Gah, since when do I blush like that! I mean, you should have seen me on New Years! I was as red as you! No! Probably redder, like a tomato! No what's redder than a tomato?"

"Sakura, breathe. In, out, in, out."

"But Hinata, he almost kissed me! And I was stuck in a bathroom with him with only a robe on. OH MY FISHCAKES! I was naked and only in a bath robe!"


"And he gave me a shoulder hickey! A SHOULDER HICKEY!"

"I'm sorry I have to do this, but," and the next thing I knew my face was being sprayed with cold water.

"Thanks," I muttered, grabbing a paper towel.

"Now, did you want him to kiss you?"

I blushed. "Yes," I squeaked.

"You do know it might be more awkward if he did right?"

I nodded.

"But you still wanted him to?"

I nodded again.

"Well then, just welcome the awkwardness."

"Just welcome the awkwardness? Really?"

She just shrugged at me. "I poured Sasuke a glass of water and your giving it to him." She handed me the glass and pushed me forward to get me walking. "Just go," she said when I hesitated.

I walked into the living room to see Naruto copying my homework. "What are you doing?" I asked, one hand on my hip as I tapped my foot while looking down at him.

"Nothing," he said nervously before crawling away from my spot to sit on the other side of Sasuke.

"Here," I said, handing Sasuke the glass.

"Thanks," he mumbled, his fingers brushing against mine as he grasped the glass.

I ignored the electric current rippling through my body and suppressed my blush. I took my seat next to him and immediately started working on math problems.


Sasuke's POV

She's cute when she bites her lip like that.

"Hey man, what's the answer to number 22?" I shifted my eyes to the Dobe, noticing his big smile and wiggling eyebrows.


"I know you were staring at Sakura," he whispered.


"Just gimme the answer to number 22!"

I allowed him to look down at my piece of paper.

"Thanks man, you're a real pal! And remember green light."


Sakura's POV

Half hour later...

"Yes, finished!" Naruto exclaimed throwing his hands up in the air and hitting Sasuke in the process.

"Dobe," Sasuke hissed, holding his chin.

"Eheheheh, sorry?" Naruto nervously said.

"You idiot," I stated as I got up and walked to the other side of Sasuke. I hit Naruto on the back of his head before telling him to move away so that I could inspect the damage done to Sasuke.

"Let me see," I said, grabbing Sasuke's hand and gently pulling it away from where it was. "Good news: no bruise will be left; bad news: it's starting to swell." I stood up and stretched out my hand so he could grab it. "Let's go get some ice on that."

Sasuke didn't need any help getting up from his position on the carpet, but he took a hold of my hand anyway and that made me happy-like marshmallowy happy. My stomach felt as if it were doing flips. I couldn't stop the big smile from blooming on my face.

"C'mon," I said leading him to the kitchen. I didn't even bother waiting for him to remove his hand from mine. I just dragged him along with me.

Once there, I grabbed a bag of frozen peas from the freezer and turned around to press the object to his face. He winced slightly and allowed me to hold the frozen peas against his face.

"I apologize for Naruto's stupidity," I said, breaking the silence.

"Aa," he answered.

I pulled the frozen bag away and looked at the red spot on his chin. I gently touched it and felt how swollen it was. I only rested the peas back on the area for a couple of seconds before Sasuke pulled it away and set it on the counter, his eyes staying locked with mine and his hand still holding mine.


Sasuke's POV

I couldn't take it anymore. The fire that I saw burning in her eyes as she looked over my chin, the warm, gentle touch of her fingers on my skin, the faint smell of vanilla, cherry blossoms, and cinnamon. I felt as if I were intoxicated. I can't get enough of her.


Sakura's POV

I saw sparks in his eyes-wild, untamed, chaotic, rhythmic sparks. The way he looked at me sent electric currents through my body and I was powerless to do anything except stand there, staring back at him. The hand that was holding the frozen peas was now being held in the hand he used to move the peas to the counter just a minute before.

Just welcome the awkwardness

Hinata's words rang in my head as soon as Sasuke's other hand went behind my neck. I swallowed thickly; awkwardness here I come. Sasuke pulled me closer, his hand placing mine on his chest before making its way to my waist.

Embrace the awkwardness, embrace the awkwardness, embrace the awkwardness. I kept repeating this as I felt Sasuke's breath fanning over my lips. His lips were mere centimeters from mine and instead of feeling mostly nervous, I felt impatient. I wanted him to kiss me, I wanted to feel his lips on mine.

Before I might have been nervous about everything, but that's natural, right? But right now I really don't care. I just want to feel his lips on mine. The electricity pulsing through my veins made me excited, my nervousness was on the backburner. There was nothing else that mattered at this moment other than me and him.


Sasuke's POV

From the way her eyes burned, I knew that she was feeling exactly what I was feeling. She wanted this as much as I wanted it right now. And this time there really is nothing in our way to stop us from this.

It was when her fingers tangled through my hair that I closed the remaining distance between us.


Sakura's POV

His lips were soft and smooth-it's more than what I ever imagined it to feel like. I didn't care if we just had lip-to-lip contact. Everything felt amazing-his arm wrapped tightly around my waist, his other hand now tangled in my hair. All the things that I was feeling before seem to explode all together and the only thing I could focus on was Sasuke.

The silkiness of his hair, the hard planes of his chest, the kiss-the simple, sweet, innocent kiss that sent my world spinning.


"Hell yeah! He's going through that green light this time!" Naruto exclaimed as softly as he could as he peeked into the kitchen. Who would have ever thought that his best friends would be hooking up in his kitchen of all places.

He turned around to see Hinata giggling. "Come here and give me some sugar," he said wiggling his eyebrows.

Hinata blushed and Naruto took great delight in watching the girl fumble for words. He loved the way her blush was slowly getting darker, the longer he continued to look at her. "You're so cute," he whispered as he walked up to her, taking her in his arms. He nuzzled his face into the crook of her neck and placed a kiss there, smiling to himself when he felt her face heat up even more. Releasing her, he made his way back to his place by the wall to peek at his two best friends still locking lips.


Sakura's POV

When I felt Sasuke nibbling on my lips lightly, I made a small noise. The next thing I knew, my back was pressed up against the refrigerator and his tongue was running along my lips. I gasped slightly and I felt his tongue sliding quickly into my mouth.

The temperature in the kitchen suddenly went up a couple of degrees and my heart felt like it was running a marathon. The way his tongue slid across my own, had me holding onto him for dear life. I felt as if my legs were about to give out at any moment.

When he finally pulled back, I blink open my eyes in a daze. "Wow," I breathed out softly before looking up to see him smirking down at me, sparks still alight in his eyes.


Normal POV

'I guess having to sit through those romantic movies with my mother taught me something,' Sasuke thought as he stared down at Sakura, smirking at her. He glanced at her swollen lips and his smirk widened in satisfaction.

"That was one hell of a first kiss for the both of you," Naruto happily stated, walking into the room, a big, goofy smile on his face.

Sakura snapped out of her daze and narrowed her eyes at Naruto. "You were watching us?" she questioned.

"Anyway," Naruto began already backing out of the room. "I'm gonna go find Hinata." The mischievous smile on his face was big as he walked out of the room.

'That was one hell of a kiss for the both of you.' Naruto's words finally registered in Sakura's mind and she blushed. She never would have imagined that a first kiss would be like that. But everything aside, she was now confused as to what was going to happen between Sasuke and her.

She looked up at Sasuke again and noticed that the sparks in his eyes were more controlled now. She was about to open her mouth to question him about what was to happen now, but he grabbed her hand and led her out of the kitchen and up the stairs to the game room.

He took a seat on the couch in front of the big plasma television and motioned for her to do the same. She shyly did and waited for him to speak.

"I like you," he finally said after five minutes of continued silence. Sakura's head whipped up to look at him. She was about to speak, but he silenced her, wanting to finish what he was saying. "For a while now, but I guess I really shouldn't call it like with the way I am feeling."

"What do you mean?" the pinkette asked slightly confused.

"It means that I more than like you," he answered.

'If he more than likes me, does that mean that he-'

"L-l-love?" I stuttered out.

"Aa," he said. Maybe it was everything that was pulsing through his veins that gave him the courage to finally admit it to her out loud. But whatever it was, he was grateful. For years he danced around the subject, fully aware of his feelings, but not once did he make a move.

His dark orbs finally settled on her and Sakura blushed, looking away. She had been waiting for something like this for forever. The chance to finally hear the words that she longed to hear, to hear her feelings and his were the same.

Mustering whatever courage she could find, she looked him straight in the eye and ignored the shivers she felt and the sparks she saw. It was time for her to confess. "I love you too," she said her voice squeaking at the ending.

She looked away from him, feeling the blush already covering her face. She felt his fingers turning her head slowly back to him and the pink on her face turned into red.

"Sakura Haruno," Sasuke began, "would you be my girlfriend."

The red hue disappeared from her face and she nodded ecstatically. "Yes!" she exclaimed, happy beyond belief.

"Good," he said before leaning over and catching her lips in another kiss.

Well, here ya go! I hope it is to your liking. And there are more chapters to come. Please review and let me know what you think! Also here is a little of what a couple of my days looked like:


So I managed to get all my books with fifteen minutes to get to class this morning. I would have been done with everything faster, but people took their good old time doing things. On top of that I had to search for my books that I needed in the textbook room so I had to search the labels for the books. And then I had to ask if there is any science books and the lady I asked finally told me after like five minutes that there is no text for that course. Then the line to check out my stuff took forever. I kept watching the clock.


So this morning the fire alarm went off at 6 A.M. and I mean that's fine for people that had 8 A.M. classes because they needed to be up, but my class wasn't until 10 and I would have liked to sleep more. In fact, they don't know what triggered the alarm because it wasn't pulled in the dorm area. And the alarm is connected to the cafeteria. Why have the dorm and cafeteria fire alarm connected I have no clue. And the security guards took a whole 15 minutes to come and check out the problem and not only that THEY WERE DRIVING ON A GOLF CART. HOW THE HELL CAN YOU TAKE 15 MINUTES WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING ON A GOLF CART?! I mean I walk from my dorm to my classes in about 5 minutes. So how in the world from the time they heard the alarm can they take so long DRIVING ON A GOLF CART. I mean seriously.