A/N: I cannot believe I just wrote this at 6:00 in the morning. On a Saturday. Right before my flipping MIDTERM. Good Lord; I'm a suicidal fan-girl.

Being the obvious Sakura Haruno Fan that I am, my heart was a bit disgruntled by the fact that I never wrote a story specifically about her. Besides, I just reread the scene where Team Kakashi meets up with Sasuke after 2 and a half years and was seriously pissed off with the chicken butt jackass. Not to mention the fact that Sakura only had ONE FRICKEN LINE and she didn't even technically even FIGHT. She just STOOD THERE. Curses!

Enough of my ramblings. On with the show!

No Friendship Required

I just realized something today.

Actually, it wasn't just today.

It was yesterday, last week, last month, three years ago.

We were never friends, were we?

We didn't train together.

We didn't hang out together.

We didn't try to get to know one another.

At least, you didn't.

We never even talked to one another face to face alone, did we? I mean, without Kakashi sensei or Naruto or some other random person there beside us. Not like Naruto, who you'd argue with or Kakashi who would coach you. I'd just hang on to your arm and try to be cute. In return, you'd always just say:

You're annoying.

Annoying. Do you even understand what that single word did to me? I bet you didn't. I bet you still don't.

It would cut me up. My heart felt like it was being ripped, slowly, painfully.

Once, you told me that 17 times in a single training session. That night, I had a nightmare.

You're such a sadist. Even when you're trying to be nice. What's even more pitiful is that I'd fall for it time and time again.

"Get off of me Sakura." When I thought you were dead.

"Is this guy hurting you Sakura?" When the Sound ninja were attacking me during the Chuunin Exams.

"Thank you." When you left me alone and broken.

You're such a shit. Did you know that? All you had to do was to let go. Forgive. Move on with your life.

But you can't do even a simple thing like that, can you?


You just had to get your way. You just had to abandon your village, your people, your goddamn friends. Just because the past could never just remain the past to you.


Your past was, and still is, the present and fucking future.

Even now, when you realize that for all these years, you were wrong, that the past wasn't as it seemed…

That Itachi wasn't your greatest enemy…

You found another reason to carry out your revenge.

And I disgust you? Because I couldn't respect Naruto? Because I'm weak? Because I was shallow?

You're such a hypocrite.

Screw that shit.

What the hell is messed up with you? Can't you see how shallow you are? Your head so wrapped around revenge that you can't see the facts blaring up at you?

Can't you see that?

And if you could have been just a little less fucking selfish, for once in your life, maybe you would have understood that Konoha would never let you go. Rookie Nine would never let you go. Team 7 would never let you go.


Because you're a part of us.

It doesn't matter if you try to cut our bonds or abandon us or hurt us.

We're still coming after you, whether you god-damned like it or not.

And if Naruto and I have to drag you by the hair, kicking and screaming, all the way to Konoha…

So be it.

Because in the end, there's no friendship required to save a dumbass.

A/N: Whew! You have no idea how good it felt writing this. I was seriously disappointed that Masashi Kishimoto had her STILL mooning for the Uchilha Brat after all the crap he put her through. So, I jumped to three years and reversed her love for angst. Ahh~ Good old teenage angst.

Y'all know what I want. REVIEWS!!!

Lest the dreaded Cookie Monster devours ALL YOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!!! *Insert Evil Laughter