The Played Playboy
Chapter 8: A Date With The Player
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First Person Point of View (Hinata's POV)
-Friday, Nov. 1st, End of The Day-
I don't think that I've ever been happier for a week of school to come to an end, as I felt today. Not only did I really just want to get away from Naruto and Sakura for the next two days, but surprisingly, I was also sort of looking forward to my date with Sasuke. I suppose in a way, I might've been using him to get over my previously ended relationship with Naruto, but, it wasn't any different from what he did to other girls. So you can't really be mad at me. Besides, I've been cooped up in my house for the entire week. I think it would do me some good to actually get out for once.
So, about ten minutes before my last class for the day ended, I pulled out my planner, and scribbled down the things that I needed to remember for this class, as well as skim over the other things that I needed to do in my other classes.
Hinata's daily planner:
Friday - Nov. 1st:
Pre Cal – Study Chapter 10; no homework
Spanish II – Write a short story completely in Spanish; due Monday
English III – Read Chapters 5 and 6 of "The Great Gatsby"; answer all questions for chapters 5 and 6 in packet; due Wednesday
Biology – No Homework
History – Study Chapter 5; no homework
Parenting and Childhood Development – No homework
Visual Arts III – N/A
Health & PE – N/A
Reminders: Date with Sasuke tomorrow at 6 PM
After writing down what I needed to for my last period class and skimming over what else I already wrote. I wrote myself a quick reminder about my date wth Sasuke tomorrow at six. Shortly after doing so, I closed my planner and put it away. A few minutes later, the bell rang for class to end, and I was one of the first ones out the door.
I met up with Sasuke out side, after class and we exchanged phone numbers so that way we could get a hold of each other tomorrow. Sasuke also offered to give me a ride home, and this time I accepted. The Uchiha had a really nice car. But I wasn't surprised. The Uchiha family had always been very rich. However, I had heard that it was only Sasuke and Itachi that remained of the Uchiha family. I wasn't quite sure what had happened, but I wasn't going to pry. It wasn't like it was any of my business anyway...
We had idle chatter as we sat in Sasuke's car as he drove me home. I lived a few blocks away from the school, so we didn't talk for long, but during the time that we did talk, I found out that we had a lot more in common than I had originally thought that we would. In fact, for the longest time, I thought that Sasuke and I had absolutely nothing in common at all. Though I had come to find out that we both liked some of the same bands. Sasuke was surprised to find out that I actually enjoy rock, though many people find it surprising when they find that out about me. It's not like I'm into a bunch of hardcore stuff, but there are quite a few bands that I don't mind listening to, such as: Linkin Park, Fly Leaf, and Paramore to name a few. Naruto and I had nothing remotely in common, but I didn't mind that about him.. Ah... There I go thinking about Naruto again. I frowned to myself, and apparently Sasuke noticed it, because the next thing I knew, he was speaking to me.
"What's wrong?" He asked, glancing over at me as he drove, and I shook my head.
"It's nothing, I was just thinking of Naruto again, is all." I informed him. At hearing this, Sasuke sighed.
"You shouldn't waste your time thinking about him," Sasuke spoke before adding, "Instead, you should be thinking about what you're going to wear tomorrow on our date to impress me." He sent me a smirkish-smile, and I rolled my lavender eyes at him playfully.
"And just who says that I want to impress you?" I asked, sort of challenging him.
"I did, that's who." Sasuke replied simply, the smirk still clear on his face.
"Well, you're wrong," I replied, before proceeding to correct him. "Actually, it's quite the contrary. It's you that needs to worry about impressing me." Sasuke just let out a light chuckle at hearing this.
"Oh right, of course, what was I thinking," He said in a bit of a sarcastic tone. "Though I don't see why I should even bother trying. I never seem to catch your eye to begin with."
I could only let out a faint giggle at this, then without thinking I replied, "It's not true I—" I stopped myself as soon as I realized what I was saying. "Nevermind." I then grew very quiet, turning my opal gaze to stare out the car window, fidgeting idly with my hands.
Now I knew that I had piqued Sasuke's interest. I could feel his eyes on me. So, bringing myself to discreetly glance over at him out of the corner of my eye, I saw that he wore a look of surprise, and curiosity on his face.
"No.. What were you going to say?" He prompted.
"N - nothing," I denied, seeing my house coming into view.
"Hinata, tell me, what were you going to say?" Ugh, he just wasn't going to let this go, was he? I really need to start thinking before I speak..
"I - it's.. Nothing really. I swear." I procrastinated, trying to avoid telling him for as long as I could. I just needed to keep on stalling until we reached my house... Just a little further...
I could tell from the look on Sasuke's face that he was becoming slightly annoyed with me beating around the bush.
"So you aren't going to tell me?" He finally came to a stop in front of my house.
Ignoring his question, I spoke. "A - ah um.. Well I should probably go. I - I need to get started on my homework and then start p - preparing dinner." With that said, I moved to open the car door, but before I could exit the car, I felt Sasuke grab my hand.
"Tell me," He prompted again. Instinctively I tried to pull away from him, but it was no use. Sasuke noticed my attempts and sighed. "I'm not letting go until you tell me."
Well... Great. Now I really didn't have much of a choice. So taking a deep breath, I looked over at Sasuke. "Okay fine." I sighed. "The truth is... I've always thought of you as attractive, but I never actually had a crush on you. I've just never really seen you as anymore than just Uchiha, Sasuke, the boy in my pre-calculus class. The guy I never, if even seldom talked to. The guy who never once even looked my way," By now my gaze was set on the door of the gate surrounding my house. "I've.. Just never looked at you the same way as the other girls. I never looked at you in a romantic way... I only ever loved Naruto-kun. I really loved him. But.. I've never looked at you in that way. I'm sorry." And with that my "speech" was over with.
Sasuke's grip had lessened, and taking notice of this, I used it to my advantage, and pulled my hand free once more. Getting out of the vehicle, I muttered a light, "Good bye Sasuke, thank you for the ride." Then closed the door behind me, pushing past the gate to my house, and up to the front door, disappearing inside the building, leaving Sasuke sitting in his car, speechless.
-The Next Day, Nov. 2nd, 5:00 PM-
I had a date with Sasuke in an hour, and I was currently digging through my closet, trying to find a suitable outfit to wear. I mean, I knew that we were only supposed to go out for coffee, but that didn't mean that we wouldn't end up going somewhere else before Sasuke ended up taking me home. Though, as I went digging through my closet, I found that I couldn't find anything decent to wear. I mean, sure I had nice clothes, but I couldn't come up with a decent outfit for the date. Letting out a light sigh of fustration, I moved away from my closet and over to my bed. Plopping myself down onto it, I sighed, and combed my hand through my dark tresses.
"This is hopeless..." I muttered to myself in defeat.
"What's hopeless?" A voice asked, and I looked up.
"Huh?" Looking over to the door, I saw that it was my little sister (my junior of five years). She must've been just passing by and heard me. "O - oh, it's nothing.. I'm just having a bit of difficulty picking out an outfit for my date with Sasuke."
"You mean that Uchiha guy? Bleh." Hanabi made a gagging noise. It seemed that she was along with some of the few girls who wanted nothing to do with the player Uchiha.
"Y - yes that's him.. B - but... He's not that bad..." I mumbled quietly.
"Nee - chan, he's a player for Kami's sake! Of course he's "that bad"!" She replied, throwing her hands up into the air, entering my bedroom as she did so.
"W - well..." I muttered, not being able to come up with anything else to say.
"So why are you doing it?"
"Huh?" The question caught me off guard.
"Why did you actually decide to go on a date with Sasuke Uchiha of all people?"
"W - well..."
"It's because of Naruto isn't it?"
'H - how did she know—' Apparently the look on my face gave it away, because the next thing I knew, Hanabi gave a light chuckle.
"Oh Nee-chan, I know you want to get back at Naruto for dumping you for Sakura—"
"But, this isn't the best way to do it."
How did she know these things?
"I have my ways," Hanabi replied, reading the question right off my face.
So now she was a mind reader, too?
"Anyway, I don't think you should go through with the date with Sasuke if it's just to make Naruto jealous. You're above using people Nee-chan."
Before I could interject, she spoke again.
"Besides, it might not even work, and if Sasuke found out that you were using him, things wouldn't go over so well for either of you."
"It's not like that! I—"
"Buttttt I guess if I can't change your mind about this, and you think that it'll work, then I guess the least I can do is help you pick out an outfit."
I didn't say anything in response as I watched my younger sister walk over to my closet, shifting through many clothes, before finally putting out some things that she found acceptable, and it wasn't long before she had the outfit all picked out for me.
"Here," She laid the clothes out next to me on the bed. "What do you think?"
Looking over the clothes, I saw that she had picked out a light purple tank top with matching skinny jeans, along with white flats and a creamish-white jacket to match.
"I - it's cute. Arigatou, Imouto," I replied, giving her a warm smile.
"I'm glad you approve," She replied. "Okay, now go shower and change into these clothes, then come back here and I'll help with your hair, accessories, and make up and stuff."
I nodded, "A - alright."
-Later, Nov. 2nd, 5:25 PM-
After showering, I re-entered my bedroom, seeing Hanabi sitting by my vanity. Walking over to her, she stood up, and motioned for me to sit down on the stool. So I did.
"Alright, let's work on your hair first." She decided. "I was thinking something like low ponytails. You never fix up your hair anyway. This might be a nice change."
"A - alright, if you say so." So, I sat there and let her pull my long dark indigo-tinted hair back into two low ponytails. To my surprise, it actually looked pretty cute.
"There, what do you think?" She asked, and I nodded, before speaking.
"I like it, you were right Imouto, it looks good."
After my hair was finished, we moved onto make-up, which didn't consist of much. Basically just some lavender eyeshadow to bring out the lilac flecks in my eyes, and a soft pink, almost beige lipgloss. And that was honestly about it. Hanabi just decided to keep the make-up really simple as if not to take away from my so called "natural beauty" that my sister seemed to claim that I had a lot of.
Next as we moved onto the accessories, Hanabi picked out a pretty purple rose ring with diamonds on either side of it, and a pair of cute purple and silver flower earrings. She ended up picking out a periwinkle colored purse to go with my outfit, and convinced me to color my nails a light purple-ish color, and paint the tips white.
I didn't understand why all of this was really necessary, I mean after all, it was only a date with Sasuke... And it was only to go to one of the cafes here in town. It's not like we were going out to a restaurant to eat or anything. But, Hanabi wouldn't hear of it. She insisted that I needed to look my best anyway.
-After The Make Over, Nov. 2nd, 5:50 PM-
Alright, now that everything was finished, I looked myself over in the mirror. Unlike the day in the girls' bathroom when Sakura did my hair and make up for me, I actually looked more like myself. I was wearing the bare minimum of make-up, whereas before I had make-up caked all over my face. I wasn't wearing extensions this time either. Instead, my hair remained it's normal length. Though this time, they were pulled back in two low ponytails that my little sister convinced me made me look "innocent and cute". Suddenly I started to wonder if this was all even worth it, but it was too late to change anything now. Sasuke would be here any—the doorbell just rang.
"Hinata, Sasuke's here!" I could hear Neji calling from down stairs. Oh great... Sasuke was early! There was definitely no backing out of this now! But then again, I had been the one to suggest this.. So it would be wrong of me to decline now. Anyway, I could feel the butterflies starting to flutter in my stomach as I descended down the stairs. After I approached the front door, I could see Neji and my father standing there talking to Sasuke and setting boundaries.
"It expect you to have my daughter home by ten thirty at the latest. No later than that." My father instructed, and Sasuke nodded.
"Yes sir, I will."
I was hardly listening to them, as I had zoned out, entering 'Hinata - world' as I looked Sasuke over. He actually cleaned up really nice. But it really wasn't any different than any of the other nice clothes that he wore to school each day. His outfit really only consisted of a simple black T-shirt, and a indigo button-up shirt that he left unbuttoned. He wore some sort of baggy-ish dark blue jeans, black converse high tops, and a necklace with the Uchiha emblem on it, along with a couple rings and a leather bracelet.
I hadn't realized that I had been paying him that much attention until I was snapped out of my thoughts by Neji nudging me in my side, and I blushed in embarrassment. Luckily no one other than Neji had noticed me space out and I was thankful for that.
"Well.. Are you ready to go, Hinata?" Sasuke's voice broke through to me, and I nodded meekly, saying good bye to my father and cousin, then left the house along with Sasuke.
I could tell that he was trying to work on his gentlemanly charm on me, but I kept my guard up. I knew how much of a player he could be and how he treated girls when he was finished with them. I wasn't going to fall for him so easily, if at all.
He had opened the car door for me, and I got in. He closed the door after me and then went over to get in on his side. Just after he started up the car, he turned to look at me and spoke.
"You look very nice, Hinata." I blushed at his compliment, unable to stop the blush from forming on my face. I still wasn't used to receiving compliments from people.
"Th - thanks... So do you.." I muttered in response as Sasuke pulled away from my house, starting down the road. We both stayed relatively quiet during the car ride to the cafe, and I continued to fidget with my fingers, unsure of what else to do or say.
Finally as we arrived at the cafe, Sasuke ended up opening my door for me again. I really didn't know why he was trying to hard to appear gentlemanly and impress me, but I wasn't going to complain.
When we made our way up to the building, Sasuke pulled the door open, and held it open for me to enter first. Once we were finally inside of the cafe, I could hear slow jazz playing in the back ground. I had never been to this cafe before, but so far, everything looked very nice, and peaceful. I started to zone out, but before I could get too caught up in my own thoughts, Sasuke looked over at me, and tore me out of them.
"So, would you like anything to eat or drink?" He asked me, as he lead me up to the front counter. I ended up glancing up at the menu, my eyebrows furrowing and my lips pursing together. As I stood there, looking up at the menu in thought, the barista began speaking to Sasuke.
"Hello Sasuke, what can I get you today?" A beautiful ebony haired woman behind the counter asked, smiling sweetly. I immediately wondered who she was.
"Hey Hitomi.. I'll just have the usual.. With maybe a biscotti..." Sasuke responded to this, 'Hitomi' woman, and Hitomi nodded, then looked to me.
"And what about you Miss?" She asked kindly. Blinking a few times. I realized that I hadn't even decided on what to order. Hurridly skimming over the menu, my eyes landed on 'Strawberry Smoothie'. Looking back to Hitomi, I spoke.
"O - oh, um.. I'll have a small strawberry smoothie, and a biscotti as well, please." I replied.
Hitomi continued to smile, and wrote down both of our orders.
"Alright, thank you." She then spoke again, looking over at Sasuke, telling him the total. "That'll be five dollars and twenty-one cents."
I watched as Sasuke went to pull out his wallet, and I quickly opened my purse, pulling out some of my own money.
"Oh, no, here, let me pay for myself," I spoke, and Sasuke waved my offer off.
"Don't be ridiculous, I'll pay for everything," I opened my mouth to say something, but he stopped me before I could. "No, I'm paying."
I sighed, and put my money away. There was no use in trying to fight with Sasuke over paying. After he paid, Hitomi smiled.
"Okay, you guys can go take a seat.. We'll call for you when your order is up."
As I looked over the woman, I coudn't help but notice how much she looked like an Uchiha... You'd almost think that she was an Uchiha just by her appearence if it weren't for those bright blue eyes of her's.
"Thank you," I said quietly, and Sasuke nodded towards Hitomi, both of us then, moving to the side, allowing the next people in line to place their orders.
Sasuke lead me over to one of the tables and sat down. He motioned for me to sit in the seat in front of him. We both stayed silent, looking out the window and listening to the slow jazz until I spoke, breaking him out of his thoughts.
"So.. From the looks of it, I take it that you come here a lot?"
"Hm? Oh yeah... I suppose that I do..." Sasuke spoke nonchalantly. "I like to come here a lot.." The Uchiha explained, looking across the table at me. "It's peaceful, and it's a good place where I can think about stuff..." Now his gaze had returned to the window, and my own gaze fell onto my hands as I fidgeted with them.
Things grew quiet after a while, and I sat there, racking my brain for a topic, then, without thinking, I asked, "Ano.. Sasuke, is there a reason why you don't talk about your family?" I immediately blanched after those words escaped my mouth. Suddenly, I was waving my hands in front of me in a nervous sweat.
"I mean—I—You don't h - have to answer! I - I'm sorry, I shouldn't h - have asked, I—"
"Hinata," Sasuke cut me off. "Stop apologizing. If you want to know that much, I'll tell you."
I just zipped my lips and stayed quiet. I felt like an idiot for babbling like that. I really need to learn how to keep my mouth shut, and think before I say things.
Omitting a light sigh from his lips, he began. "Well, it's not something that I really like to talk about... But I guess I can tell you," Sasuke started, locking eyes with me.
"You see... When I was about eight years old, my parents were killed in a car accident.." His eyes grew hard as he tried to hide any emotion. "My older brother and I were both in the back seat of the car, when the accident happened..." His eyes stayed as hard as stone, as he fidgeted with his fingers.
"My brother and I both witnessed our parents' deaths, and we were lucky enough to survive.." Sasuke explained. "Before the accident.. I used to be completely different than I am now... I used to be smiley, and sweet, et cetera, but then after my parents died, I changed into the way I am now." Sasuke was now looking out the window, his eyes still hard.
"... I lost almost all of my friends, well pretty much all of them except Naruto and a few others, and all throughout elementary and middle school, that's how it was. It wasn't until I got into high school that I some how managed to gain popularity, and I started dating many girls, and I guess it all just went to my head. I managed to get any girl that I wanted... Any of them.. But you." His eyes locked with mine for a few moments, before he turned his gaze to look back out the window. He heaved a sigh before continuing.
"Anyway, I live with my brother, but we barely talk since he's almost never home." Sasuke continued to stare out the window. "I work a part time job here at this cafe... It's all thanks to Hitomi. She's my brother's friend... And so she got me the job. However, I don't have to work today..." Sasuke now looked back to me.
'Oh, so that's how she knows him...'
"Now I just want to get through highschool.. Then when I turn eighteen and graduate and go to college, I'll be able to get my own place and I can get off my brother's back." Sasuke finally finished, a long pause following his words before he finally spoke again. "Well there, now you know."
"Oh," I mumbled out, still taking in everything that he had said to me. "I see... Sasuke I—"
"Sasuke!" Hitomi cut us off. "Your order's ready!"
"Be right back," I watched as the Uchiha got up, and went to retrieve the the biscotti and beverages.
So I sat there and waited patiently for Sasuke to return. As I sat there, I thought of what he had said, and I frowned. In way, I guess I could understand what he was going through. I myself had lost my mother back around that same time. I knew what it was like to lose a parent.. Though thankfully I still had my father, and many other family members. And Sasuke... All he had was his brother. It... Was really sad. But I was sure that Sasuke wouldn't want someone feeling sorry for him, so even after he returned to the table and gave me my smoothie, I didn't say anything. Instead, we both sat there chatting idly as we enjoyed our biscotti and beverages.
-After eating at the cafe, Nov. 2nd, 6:35 PM-
After leaving the cafe, and getting in the car, I was prepared to go home, but Sasuke apparently had something else in mind.
"Um.. Where are you taking me, Sasuke?" I asked curiously as he drove in a complete different direction, instead of towards my house.
"You'll see," He answered simply, his usually seen smirkish-smile on his lips. "We'll be there in a bit."
I must admit that I was a bit surprised to see just where the Uchiha had taken me.
"The... Arcade?" I blinked, a look of bewilderment on my face. I simply couldn't believe that Sasuke had chosen this of all places, or for the fact the Uchiha actually liked video games.
"Yeah, what were you expecting? A five star restaurant?"
A light blush of embarrassment formed on my cheeks. "W - well.. Actually I.. I just wasn't expecting... It's just..."
"I get it, I get it," Sasuke cut my babbling off. "I don't exactly look like the type to go play video games in an arcade. I don't. In fact, I haven't been to one since I was little, I just thought it would give us something to do to kill time. I don't have to get you home until around ten thirty anyway."
I could only nod, thanking him as he opened the door for me. As I stepped into the arcade, I was immediately greeted by multicolored, flashing lights. It was a bit blinding at first, but my eyes soon adjusted. Adrenaline was soon pumping through my veins. I hadn't been to an arcade in probably... Well... Ever. I didn't get out much, okay? My father never found the time to ever take me to one, not even for my birthday. My lilac accented eyes quickly scanned over the many different games.
We made sure to get get a bag full of coins, then made our way out into the middle of the arcade room. Idly, I watched as many little children scurried about the room, playing many different games.
Soon Sasuke was standing next to me, and I could him leaning towards me, his breath on my ear.
"What game did you want to play first?
I honestly wasn't sure. There were so many games to choose from, how could I pick just one? Though my eyes soon landed on a shooter game. Though they weren't necessarily my favorite games to play, I didn't mind those games, and I was sure that Sasuke would prefer it over Skii Ball (one of the games that I thought would be fun to play). ... And besides, most of those games were unoccupied at the moment! So, putting on a light smile, I pointed towards one of the shooter games.
"What about one of those?" I asked over all the loud noises of the video games.
"Hm?" Sasuke looked in the direction of the shooter game and shrugged. "Sure, whatever."
Making our way over to the shooter game, we put in the required amount of coins that the machine took, and we each grabbed a gun. I stared the screen as I waited for the game to begin.
I immediately began shooting at each target that I laid eyes on. The points for both Sasuke and I began racking up, but it seemed like the Uchiha was in the lead. I didn't mind though. I'd much rather him win than go easy on me and lose purposely. That was one thing that I hated - when a guy threw a game just so the girl could win. I liked real competition! Not some guy going easy on me just because I'm a girl. Naruto used to do that whenever he would convince me to play video games with him. He would either purposely lose and let me win, or he'd try really hard, and I would just randomly mash buttons on the controller and somehow manage to beat him. Oh wait.. I'm thinking about him again. I need to stop this.
Anyway, as I snapped out of my thoughts, I saw that Sasuke certainly wasn't holding back on me. Sure, he was winning immensely, but I didn't mind. It was just all about having fun anyway, right?
I couldn't stop the nervous feeling forming in my gut as many people started to gather around as as the game went on. I bit down on my bottom lip, my body tensing up in the process. Now I really hoped that we wouldn't mess up. To fail in front of a crowd of people would be really embarrassing.
Finally, the game was over and as it turned out, Sasuke and I managed to beat the high score. Immediately, cheering from the people surrounding us insued, and my cheeks immediately lit up in an embarrassed blush. Glancing over to Sasuke, I noticed that he wore his usually seen smirkish-smile.
"Looks like we beat the high score." He spoke, and could only smile sheepishly. Though it was mostly due to our watchers.
It wasn't long before the arcade-keeper from the back of the desk made his way over to us with two small trophies that were engraved 'WINNER!' on the base of the trophies. He then handed one to both of us with a wide smile. There was a small metal toy gun on top of the base.
"Congratulations." The male said and then walked back to his desk. I thanked him for the reward, then turned back to Sasuke. Finally, the crowd was starting to disperse.
"Wh - what game would you like to play now?" I asked him with a light smile.
I watched as Sasuke's deep onyx eyes scanned the room for a game to play that wasn't taken.
"What about Skii Ball?" He asked, and I was slightly surprised to hear his suggestion.
"O - oh, um, sure!" I replied with a smile.
So, we both made our way over to the game. As we approached the machine, I saw that if we could manage to make enough points, the reward was a large stuffed panada. I didn't have much hope in winning the stuffed animal, but it was still worth a try.
Sasuke and I decided to share a machine. This way perhaps we stood a better chance in winning the prize. I let Sasuke go first, and watched as he put in the required amount of coins once more, and waited for the game to start.
Once it did, I watched as he hurled the wooden balls down the ramp, mostly making them into the ten points slots with the occasional thirty. After his turn was finished, he had unfortunately only managed to gather up one hundred and ten points.
"Hn.. Your turn." Sasuke muttered.
I had to fight back the giggle that was forming in my throat. Sasuke obviously wasn't very good at these games, but then again, it wasn't very surprising. After all, he had already told me that he hadn't been in an arcade since he was a little boy. I however hadn't ever had the time to go to one.
"You did good, Sasuke." I replied half-heartedly. I knew that he had tried at least, and that was all that mattered.
Finally, it was my turn, and I put in a few more coins. More balls were soon released, and rolled down to where I could reach them. Inhaling, I reached down, and picked up one of the shiny wooden spheres. Gripping it firmly in my hand, I swung my arm back, then forward, releasing the ball swiftly from my hand. It hastily rolled up the ramp, and landed smoothly in the one hundred point slot.
I couldn't stop the smile from forming on my lips as I watched the sphere go in, before grabbing another. I repeated the same pattern. This time, it landed in a fifty point slot. Sure it wasn't as good as one hundred, but I was still pleased with the points. I rolled the next few balls up towards the slots, and made a five hundred, one hundred, and a fifty.
The sixth ball I rolled, however, didn't get as many points because it landed in the thirty point slot. That was okay though! I knew it would happen sooner or later - it was only a matter of time. The next four balls I threw got a forty, five hundred, and another thirty. Overall, I decided that I did pretty good for the most part. My opal eyes quickly looked up to see my score. It was: one thousand four hundred points. Of course, it wasn't the greatest score, but it was okay!
Even though I had made a high score, and Sasuke made a lower score, I was sure that it wasn't enough to get the—The giant stuffed panda bear!
I couldn't believe it when the arcade-keeper came over from behind his desk, and handed me the stuffed bear. I was almost certain that we wouldn't have enough, but, I guess we did. I couldn't stop the happy smile that formed on my lips.
Glancing over at Sasuke I saw the amused look on his face. "Congraduations," He muttered, and I replied with a light 'thank you'.
Throughout the next few hours, Sasuke and I ended up playing nearly every game in the arcade, aside from the kiddy ones that is. By the time we finished our last game for the evening, Sasuke pulled out his cell phone, announcing that it was a little past ten o'clock that he needed to start get me home.
So, leaving the arcade we got back in his car, and pulled away from the building, before starting down the road.
The car ride home was pretty quiet aside from the music we had playing to fill the silence. It stayed like this until we finally arrived back at my house. I was sure that my father was waiting for me by now.
-After playing at the arcade, Nov. 2nd, 10:20 PM-
Anyway, as Sasuke came to a stop outside my house, He parked the car and looked over at me, meeting my gaze.
"U - um, thank you for the date, Sasuke," I spoke quietly, fumbling idly with my fingers. "I a - actually had a fun time."
"Did you think that you wouldn't?"
"W - well uh, n - no I just—"
"Save it. It's alright. But, you're welcome. I'm glad you had fun."
Sasuke ended up walking me up to my door. It appeared that he was still trying to act all gentlemanly.
"W - well, thanks again for tonight.." I mumbled quietly.
"No problem," Sasuke replied. "We should do it again sometime."
I only nodded, and watched as Sasuke began to lean towards me. I immediately knew what he was trying to do. A light blush began to form on my face, and I backed away some.
"Ah, no kisses on the first date, Sasuke." I spoke, a little teasing tone in my voice. I knew how much he wanted to kiss me, but I wasn't going to let him. He'd have to work for it.
Sasuke pulled back and smirked at me. "Of course.. Well, I'll get that kiss eventually, Hinata." He then turned around to leave. "Good night."
"Good night.." I mumbled in response, watching him for a few moments as he walked back to his car, before entering my house, and retreating up to my bedroom.
.. Well.. I guess tonight wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
A/N: Aha! Well there you guys go! A chapter full of cheesiness! I hope you all enjoyed it though! I suck at writing dates, but I tried at least! xD;; .. Alllllrightyyyy then ~ Like I said before, I hope you all enjoyed this chapter! And please be sure to REVIEW! :)