Hey guys sorry I haven't updated in a while…I've been busy with school and the fact that I just got engaged put me off the updating track anyways(:

So I know you probably don't care about what's going on just as long as I update….so here ya go!

I don't own Naruto but I do own my ginormous engagement ring(:


My heart felt a jolt of spontaneity as I felt his hand tighten our grasp. I couldn't control myself anymore.

My heart apparently likes him, because I kissed him.

End recap

It was magical. The way our lips fit together perfectly, his surprisingly warm and soft lips connected with mine felt so right. Apparently he liked the kiss, because I felt his warm and wet tongue glide through my lips to dance with mine. I felt my lungs clench from lack of air, I reluctantly pulled away from his lips.

"Sakura…" He said in a dazed tone.

"I'm so sorry, Sasuke. I don't know what came over me. I know that was one of the last things you would ever want, but I just couldn't help myself." I stated, letting my head hang and my hair flow in front of my face like a curtain.

He grabbed my hand and held it in his, which startled me and he put his hand on my knee. "Sakura, if you have to apologize, apologize for digging your nails in my back, but never apologize for kissing me." He demanded. I giggled. "I'm sorry for digging my nails into your back."

He smiled and helped me up from the marble bench and helped me go back up to my room. The doctor said I can leave today, which made me extremely happy, but extremely terrified for the beating I was going to get for calling Satoshi a dick. At least I have Sasuke with me to protect me. Speaking of Satoshi and Sasuke, I think I'm going to tell him.

"Hey, Sasuke? Can I confess something to you?" I asked softly, looking up at his face.

"Of course. What's the problem?"

"The whole time I've been lying to you and Naruto about the whole Satoshi thing. He's the one that pushed me down the stairs, he's the one who's been giving me the bruises, and he's the one who endlessly beats me even if I step out of line at least a little bit. I don't know what to do about him! You are the only person I've told about this and I'm so sorry for lying to you, I was just so scared about what would happen if Satoshi found out I told anybody, because he and I are the only people in the house and he can do whatever he wants to me because I can't do anything about it!" I started sobbing half way through my little speech. I wrapped my arms around his strong torso and cried into his dark blue shirt. He wrapped his arms around my waist, pulling me closer in an attempt to make me feel safe. I pulled my head away from his body and looked up at him, tears falling freely down my face and onto the ground.

"I won't let anything happen to you, Sakura. I promise. I will protect you with my life. If Satoshi wants to hurt you, he needs to get through me first." He stated, wiping the tears from my face. I buried my face back into his chest, inhaling the calming scent of his cologne as it filled my nostrils.

"Then what are we going to do when you leave my house?" I asked, sniveling.

"Oh noooo. You are packing EVERYTHING and moving in with me so I can protect you. I don't want anything like this to happen to you ever again." He stated.

"Sasuke, I can't leave. He'll find me and who knows what he'll do to me, or even you." I said so quietly, almost a whisper.

"I would love to see him try to hurt me or you. I will protect you no matter what Sakura. I promise." He stated as he pulled me into a chaste kiss.

We took the elevator, and went back upstairs to my room. I made him turn around when I changed back into my normal clothes, carefully pulling my clothes over my casts. I pulled on a pair of light denim shorts, and a simple white tank top. I pulled my hair from the loose ponytail and shook out my curls with my fingers as I looked at myself in the mirror. I feel like I look different. Like a burden was lifted off, but then crashed back down onto my shoulders?

He helped me pack my things and he drove me to my house so I could gather everything I needed.

I carefully unlocked the front door, seeing all the lights off except the TV was on. Sasuke came up behind me and wrapped an arm protectively around my waist. I fumbled for the light switch but the light bulb was out so we didn't have any light. We took careful steps until we got to the kitchen. The kitchen light was dead too, so was the living room, and so was the dining room.

"What the fuck kind of light bulbs do you use?" Sasuke asked, squinting his eyes.

"Am I supposed to know?" I asked sarcastically.

We both pulled out our cell phones and found our way up the stairs and to my room. I pulled some clothes out from my closet and grabbed my wallet with my credit card, and grabbed my family portrait and stuffed them in a huge Vera Bradley duffel bag.

"I'll be right back. I left something in the hall bathroom." I left my room and went down the dark hallway and into the bathroom. I looked around for my favorite relaxing lavender candle and grabbed it. I looked at myself in the ornate gold mirror. I looked down at the dirty sink. I reached under the sink to grab some bleach and filled the sink with water and bleach.

The light turned off. 'Great. This light bulb burnt out too? Damn.' I felt someone wrap their arm around my neck, choking me and another hand over my mouth.

"Scream and you die." Satoshi threatened. I bit his hand but he only tightened his grip on my neck.

He saw the water in the sink and got an idea. He shoved my head into the bleach-infested water and held it down. I couldn't move. My vision was turning red through my closed eyes.

Suddenly I felt the hand leave my head, and I heard a slam. Sasuke had Satoshi backed against a wall, mercilessly punching him. I grabbed a towel and wiped the liquids off of my face. It took a couple of seconds for me to realize that Sasuke was incredibly close to killing Satoshi. I gasped and pulled Sasuke off of Satoshi.

"Sasuke! Stop!" I grabbed Sasuke's arm before he let a blow to Satoshi's chest.

"Sakura! He's been trying to kill you damn it! I'll make sure he never hurts you again!" His eyes were turning red. I have never been so scared of Sasuke before in my life. His neck started seeping purple liquid and it drained down his sleeve and down his arm. I managed to pull Sasuke away, grab my stuff, and get us out of the house before Sasuke killed Satoshi. Once we were in the car, we started arguing.

"Sakura! Why did you pull me off of him? I would have finished him!" He seethed.

"He's the only family I have left! I know he's beaten me to a pulp and tried to kill me multiple times, but he's all I have to remind myself of my past! I know he's a dick and all, but he's still my brother!" Tears were falling from down my face. Why was I defending Satoshi? He's tried to end my life. My life. One of the most important things to me. I buried my hands in my face as he angrily drove to his house.

He parked in the garage and we just sat there in silence.

"I was trying to protect you, Sakura. I promised you I would. What happens if he comes back now? Will you stop me next time?" He asked.

"Sasuke, you need to understand my point of view. He's the ONLY family I have left. No aunts, uncles, parents, cousins, they're all dead or I've lost connection with them. The only person I have left in my family is Satoshi. I understand that you promised you'd protect me, but I didn't agree to you hurting him. I understand it was vital for him to get off of me, or I wouldn't be here right now, but did you have to mercilessly beat him? Couldn't you have just knocked him out or hit a pressure point or something? I just don't understand why you got so physical." I stated.

"Sakura. I got physical because of the murderous look in his eyes. When I came in the room, he turned and looked at me and look in his eyes said that he was going to kill you, no matter what. The only way to stop someone like that is to kill him. Jail wouldn't work, because he'd still have the mindset to come kill you. I want you to be as safe as possible and make sure that people don't even think about killing or hurting you. I feel a connection to you, and if anything happens to you, I'll feel like it's my fault."

"Sasuke, I understand that you feel like you need to protect me 24/7, but I can take care of myself sometime—" He didn't let me finish.

"Take care of yourself? Really? If I wasn't there, you wouldn't fucking be with me right now, now would you? No! You wouldn't! God, Sakura! Can't you just be grateful for what I do for you sometimes? I mean, damn!" Sasuke exploded.

"Are you fucking kidding me Sasuke? I'm grateful for everything that you do for me! Don't fucking put words in my mouth! I don't want to seem like a bitch, but I just want to keep some of my family! I mean, is that so hard to ask? Your brother doesn't fucking beat you day after day! You have someone who loves you to come home to!" Tears threatened to fall, as my voice cracked from the emotion.

"Do you really think I want to kill Satoshi? I was protecting you! You protect someone when you care about them damn it! Yes, Sakura, I care about you. I care about you more than I care about my own fucking life. Are you fucking happy now?" He confessed as he opened his car door to get out. He sat there for a minute.

"Are you coming inside with me or what?" He asked. I rolled my eyes as I opened the car door and slammed it.

He showed me a tour of the house. Itachi wasn't home; Sasuke didn't seem to care either way. It was dead quiet for a while, until he broke the silence.

"Why are you so difficult?" He asked, stopping in his tracks to look at my small frame.

"I'm not difficult, you're just over-protective." I replied. He ran his fingers through his hair and rolled my eyes at me.

After a little more touring, we were finished. He showed me my room and I happily laid down on the dark blue plush comforter. I shivered.

"Why is it so cold in here?"

"We like it cold." He simply replied.

We both sat and laid down in my new bed. It was awkwardly silent.

"Listen, Sasuke. I'm sorry for acting like that earlier. I understand you care about me and want me to be safe and everything…but to tell you the truth, I could really care less if you killed Satoshi. I just didn't want you to get hurt, or arrested. I care about you too, Sasuke. If Satoshi can put me in the hospital, and almost drown me in a mix of bleach and water, I'm pretty sure he can do some big damage to you as well…." I confessed. He just stared at me.

"I just don't understand. I've only known you for a short period of time, and you're already willing to risk your life to make sure that I'm safe? Sasuke, you're insanely confusing." I continued. Hey, if he wasn't going to say anything, I might as well keep spilling my heart, right?

"Sakura, if you really don't understand why I would go so far for you, I think you hit your head too hard when you fell down the stairs." He looked at me and brushed my hair out of my face.

"I guess I did….." I replied, running my hand through my hair. He 'tch'-ed.

"Are you going to make me say it?" Sasuke asked rhetorically.

"If you want me to know, then yes, I'm making you say it." I replied.

He grabbed my hand with his and wrapped his other around my waist and pulled me closer to him. Our faces were inches apart.

"If I wouldn't go far for you, I wouldn't be looking at your gorgeous emerald eyes or your –oh-so-obnoxiously bright pink hair. I love everything about you. Your attitude, your willpower, your looks, your intelligence, your charm, your strength, your body—his eyes roamed around to look me up and down—but most of all, I love you. I love you, Haruno Sakura." He confessed.

Soooooo…..he confessed, but will Sakura? I know, but you don't(:

Who's gonna have to wait until next chapter?

Ahahaha R&R pleaseeeee(: