Chapter One

"I still can't believe your going out with that jerk, Temari, like seriously what do you see in that guy anyways?" A girl called Tay commented as she walked down the street with me.

"Would you quit dissing Shikamaru, like seriously he isn't that bad and I like the way he challenges my intellect." I defended while smiling to myself as I recalled a conversation between me and my boyfriend Shikamaru.


"So...what are you doing after school?" I asked boredly while staring up at the cloud filled sky.

"Do I really need to answer that troublesome question?" Shikamaru drawled lazily while looking up at the sky with his hands in his pockets.

"Are you that lazy that you can't even be bothered answering such a simple question like that?" I wondered skeptically as I looked over at him with disbelief written all over my face.

"No, I just can't be bothered answering your troublesome question with a simple answer like this..."He retorted then leaned over towards me until our lips collided into a lazy but delicately soft kiss that took my breath away.

When he pulled back he had a small smile on his face as he asked, "So, what did you wanna do after school?"

"Hello! Anyone Home?" Tay yelled in my ear while frantically waving her hand in front of my face.

My eyes widened with confusion when I finally realised what had just happened so I apologised to Tay for daydreaming.

"It's alright I guess, so as I was saying before you started to turn off on me back there, I think you should totally dump Shinamaru or whatever the heck his name is and date someone like Sasuke. He is like super hot, super rich and at least his hair doesn't make his face resemble a fricken pineapple!" She reasoned while digging through her purse to check if she had brought some lip gloss with her.

"OMG Tay! How many times have I got to say this til your stupid little blonde brain gets this, I AM NOT BREAKING UP WITH SHIKAMARU!" I growled irritably while pulling out my lip gloss and handing it over to Tay who looked upset for not bringing any lip gloss with her.

"Sorry, I guess it's just that I think your too pretty for someone like him you know? Where as if you were to date Sasuke then I'd like totally be fine with that, but in the end it is your choice I guess..." Tay sighed while plastering her lips with my watermelon flavoured lip gloss.

"Why don't you just go out with Sasuke then?" I asked while looking around the street for our friend Hinata who had told me to meet her at Linkin Green Street which was just around the corner from our other friend Matsuri's place.

"Because I'm not pretty and he's into girls with long hair not short hair." She muttered miserabley while shoving her manicured nails into her denim jeans pockets.

"Well then you must be forgetting that I also have short hair and stop saying your not pretty because you are and I bet you $100 if you actually gave Kimimaro a chance then you'd probably start to like him alot." I said while waving happily when I caught sight of Hinata waiting patiently for us at the next light post.

"Yeah but why would he look at your hair when he can just look at your perfect body and would you quit trying to hook me up with Kimimaro? I have to admit he is kinda hot but he's really creepy when he starts talking about our Science teacher, Professor Orochimaru, as if he owed his entire life to him or something." She explained.

I laughed out loud at hearing her explanation for not going out with Kimimaro, My brother Gaara hates his guts, I think it's because he like nearly killed his friend Lee with a science experiment gone wrong.

"What are you laughing about, Temari?" Hinata asked sweetly while hugging Tay and me.

"Oh just that Tay thinks Kimimaro is creepy and stuff..."I exclaimed with a happy smile on my face when I saw how healthy and well Hinata looked.

"Why are you looking at me like that, Tem?" Hinata shyly asked as her cheeks turned a shade of pink.

"You've grown up so much, Hina, your hair is longer than before, you've grown a few inches too and you look heaps more confident, what I can't get is how you could change so much in just 2 years" I complemented.

Hinata blushed furiously while fiddling with her fingers which she always did when she got embarrased and said, "Well, it has been 2 years since I've last seen you two, I had to grow out my hair because at my Grandmother's place in Amberdale, all of the women have to have long hair or else it is a sign of disrespect to the elders. I'm not the only one that has changed you should see Neji and Hanabi! You guys have changed too."

"Yeah, well I just got sick of changing the colour of my hair every month so I settled with Red." Tay added while looking up at the darkening sky as it was getting late.

"Come on, lets go back to my house, it's getting pretty dark" I said warily as I too looked up at the darkening sky.

Hinata and Tay nodded in agreement while I led the way towards my house that was around the corner and two blocks down. It was a long way but we should make it to my house before it gets too dark.

I looked around uneasily as I had a strange feeling that we were being watched, so I whispered to Hinata and Tay, "Keep an eye out and don't lower your guard, Alright?"

I knew they understood that I was telling them to keep calm because they just kept walking alongside me as though nothing were to happen but if you looked close enough you would see the scared look in Hinatas lavender eyes and see the stiffness in Tays shoulders as she tried to keep her confident stride.

We were nearly there, just a few blocks down and we'd be safe and sound in my cosy home, where I lived with my two brothers, Kankuro and Gaara, who should be home by now.

Just as we were about to turn down the street I lived in I heard a snap of a twig from behind me so I turned around sharply and called out, "Who's there? Show yourselves!"

We stood still as we were heard the sound of footsteps slowly making there way towards them with a scratchy noise to it as though whoever was walking behind us, was dragging his shoes against the concrete streetpaths.

When the person stepped into the light of the lamp post that stood on the side of all of us we gasped in surprise as we saw who it was, Sasuke Uchiha, the last Uchiha remaining in this whole entire world – his mother and father were killed with the rest of his murdered family while his older brother Itachi only just died two months ago, everyone believes Sasuke killed him out of jealousy but from what the police say, Itachi died by Suicide because he couldn't cope with taking care of Sasuke. It must be sad to be Sasuke but he never really showed his emotions about these tradgic events that happened in his life. Not only was he standing before the three of us in the light of the lamp post but he was drunk, walking sluggishly.

"He needs help, maybe we should call someone?" Hinata suggested worriedly as she stared at Sasukes lost expression with concern.

"Maybe we should take advantage of the situation..." Tay purred with a suggestive smirk on her face as her eyes lit up with evil deeds that concerned the poor drunken Sasuke.

"Or maybe we should take him back to my place so we can get him cleaned up and then get my brothers to take him home?" I suggested wisely while walking towards Sasuke slowly.

I watched as his onyx eyes followed my every step with confusion, he looked like a mess and trust me he was, his hair was covering half his face, his black button up shirt looked like it was damp from sweat but she was guessing he had tipped beer all over shirt because he definately smelt like beer and his left hand still held a half full can of beer that swished with every movement he took.

"" Sasuke slurred drowsily as he took a step towards her as though he were trying to prove to her that he was still in control of himself, which he wasn't of course.

"I'm going to take you to my place, Sasuke" I explained slowly so he could understand my every word.

I wrapped my arm around his waist and pulled his over my shoulder so he could lean on me if he felt dizzy, then proceeded to walk towards my house that was just two houses away.

"When we clean him up Tem...I was wondering...Could I...Undress him?" Tay wondered slyly as she leered at Sasukes back.

Hinata giggled to herself from amusement, I looked over at Tay with disbelief while shaking my head.

As we reached the doorstep, Hinata pressed the doorbell and waited for the door to open, which it did, a shocked Kankuro stood at the door as he saw me holding Sasuke.

"What the heck is he doing here for?" Kankuro asked scornfully.

"Kank, he's drunk and needs our help!" I tried to explain.

"Fine, whatever but you have to take care of him!" Kankuro said while walking back up stairs to his room to contemplate whether or not he should get his camera out and start taking pictures of Sasuke drunk to get pay back on him for calling him a 'useless piece of shit', But decided against it.

I walked in with Sasuke after Hinata went through and waited for Tay to close the door behind her.

I went into the lounge and sat him down carefully on the couch, I took the beer out of his hand and put it in the rubbish bin.

"Hey! Give...that BACK!" Sasuke shouted angrily at the loss of his beer in his hand.

When I saw that he was going to try and get up I quickly rushed over to him to settle him down. A few seconds passed before he passed out from his drunken stupor.

"Who does he live with again?" I asked while walking into the kitchen to find Hinata and Tay eating whatever they'd found in the cupboards.

"I think he still lives at Paramore Avenue, the big holiday house his parents had bought because they thought the scenery looked nice or something" Tay answered after she had swallowed a mouthful of leftover spaghetti.

"Do you think we should call a taxi to take him home?" I asked as I picked up the phone unsurely.

"Honestly, I think we should keep him here for the night and have a little bit" Tay suggested mischieviously.

"Hinata?" I asked, hoping she would give me some good advice.

"I don't really mind if he stays the night or goes home, as long as he's safe" Hinata answered softly as she looked through the fridge for a drink.

Should I leave him on the couch or call a taxi to take his drunk behind home? I thought desperately.

I sighed with defeat as I sat on one of the benchs stools, I looked over at Tay who grinned knowingly, then looked over at Hinata who was too busy deciding whether she should have a can of pepsi max or a can of diet coke.

"Temari?" A voice called from the stairs, with the sound of footsteps following.

Oh crap! How am I suppose to explain to Gaara about Sasuke? I thought hurriedly as I looked at the kitchen door opening slowly.

Gaara walked into the kitchen, shocked at first to see that Tay and Hinata was over then looked at Temari questioningly.

"Hello Gaara" Hinata greeted sweetly from the fidge, her cheeks red from blushing at my brother.

I smiled to myself when I remembered the day Hinata had fainted when I had accused her...


It was a sunny day outside and I was busy typing away on my laptop, I looked over at Hinata to see she was looking at something through my glass window, curious about what she was looking at, I walked over to the window to see my two brothers playing basketball which was very normal but what was different today was that they were playing – shirtless.

I looked over at Hinata, she was blushing like crazy and twiddling her index fingers together. She had slept over last night because she supposibly wanted help studying for her Maths test coming up next week.

I smirked to myself as I looked at Hinata gazing down at my brother Gaara playing basketball shirtless, sweat coating his built body and his red hair slicked back so it wouldn't get in the way of his concentration.

What a perv... I thought.

I noticed that Hinatas hair was different, she had a fringe now and her hair was shorter than before, Was she trying to impress him too?

"Hinata" I whispered in her ear casually.

Hinata squealed with surprise while turning slightly to see me staring at her with a smirk, she blushed while stuttering slightly, "Y-Yes?"

I slung my arm across her shoulders while whispering to her as though I were sharing a secret with her, "I'm telling Gaara that you were having dirty thoughts about him while staring at his sweaty shirtless chest, when he finishes playing basketball with Kankuro"

Her eyes widened and her face turned from a light pink to a dark crimson before she fainted in my arms with a squeak of fright.

I chuckled lightly to myself for teasing Hinata like that, Oh well, That's what she gets for perving at my youngest brother.

Flashback ends

"Temari! Are you even listening to me?" Gaara growled.

"Huh?" I mumbled as I looked at my brother with confusion.

Gaara shook his head while turning around to leave the kitchen, my eyes widened with anticipation because I knew that Gaara would've seen Sasuke on the couch now.

It was quiet, too quiet.

"What's wrong, Tem?" Tay whispered frantically when she saw Temari stiffen with tension.

"WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS PIECE OF SHIT DOING IN MY HOUSE! TEMARI!" Gaara shouted with fury from the lounge room, he was so loud that I swear the neighbours would start complaining.

Just Great... I thought miserably.