A/N: New ficcy! Hope you'll like it.

Summary: Sakura just moved to Konoha, a city in US famous for its beautiful beaches, many shopping sites and the well-known people living there, from Miami, a place which holds many painful memories. Memories of her father's death, memories of her near-death experience and memories of the boy who took her heart and crushed it. But Sakura is determined to start fresh in Konoha. She makes new friends, makes new enemies and perhaps found someone who can help mend her broken heart.

Pairings: SasuSaku, very little SakuOC, minor NaruHina, NejiTen and ShikaTema

Notes: I made a middle name for Sakura. I also changed her birthdate cuz I prefer the girl younger than the guy. Expect OOCness from Sasuke.

Sasusaku = Narrating

Sasusaku = Thoughts

Sasusaku = Inner thoughts

Sasusaku = Lyrics


A seventeen year old girl slowly opened her eyes while yawning and flexing her muscles.


The teen turned her head to look at the double doors of her room.

"Come in."

A brunette woman in her twenties wearing a maid uniform entered the room.

"You must get ready for school, Miss Haruno. It's your first day in Konoha High. Mrs Haruno is waiting for you downstairs to say goodbye. She will be going to Milan for Fashion Week and will be back in a month."

"What time is it? When is she leaving?" asked the girl, sleepily.

"It is now exactly, 7.15. Your mother is heading to the airport at 7.30."

"And what time does school start?"

"At 8.00, Miss."

The girl nodded at the maid and said "I'll be down in a minute to say goodbye. You may leave now."

The brunette gave her mistress's daughter a small bow and headed for the door.

"Oh and Emi?" The maid paused to look at the teen. "How many times do I have to tell you to call me Sakura? We're friends, aren't we?" continued the pink haired girl with her eyebrows raised. She was clearly amused.

The woman smiled and nodded. "If you say so, Sakura."

With that, the maid left leaving the young girl alone in her enormous bedroom.

The beauty got out of her king sized bed and put on a Roxy bathrobe over the pale green tank top and short biker shorts she was wearing. She brushed her hair and looked at herself in the triptych vanity mirror beside her spacious walk-in closet.

Time to start again fresh. New town, new mansion, new school and a new life , she thought to herself.

Sakura turned to look at the photo in front of the table. It was a picture of herself and a silver haired teenage boy.

In the picture, her mid back length hair was in a simple high ponytail and her black halter top could be seen. Meanwhile, black highlights have been temporarily added to the boy's spiky silver hair and he was wearing a white Abercrombie polo shirt. One of the boy's arms was around her shoulders and they were both smiling brightly at the camera.

Sakura picked up the photo and stared, slightly glaring, at the boy in it.

And I'll forget you and forever hate you for what you did to me. I'll show you I can live without you and I'll find someone else. Someone better and someone who actually loves me. You'll see.

A teardrop fell onto the photo. Sakura touched her cheek, surprised. She hadn't even realized she had been crying. She hastily wiped off her tears with the back of her hand and quickly put the photo into the drawer closest to her.

Sakura turned to leave the room and say goodbye to her mother.

A beautiful redhead was sitting on the expensive sofa in her living room, thinking.

Is this the right thing to do? I just want the best for her but is leaving her here for a month really a good choice? Oh god, I'm acting as if she's still a child! She's seventeen! She can take care of herself, right? She's done it before and it's not like she'll be alone. There will be people in the house. But it's a new place and it's her first day. URGHH! How I wish you were here with me, Takeru. To help me make these decisions and to see our little girl grow up. She's becoming a fine young woman, you know.


Yumi Haruno looked up to see her daughter coming down the marble staircase and smiled.

"Good morning, darling. Had a good night?"

"Yeah. You're leaving so soon?"

"I have to, sweetheart. There are a lot of preparations to be done. You understand, right darling?"

"I guess. I just wish you'd stay a little longer. I mean, who will I talk to now?"

"Bring some friends over. I'm sure you'll make plenty."

"You think so?"

"I know so," answered Yumi. She kissed her daughter's forehead and said "Goodbye, dear. I'll be late for my flight."

"Bye, mom. Have a good trip."

"Thank you, dear. I'll be back before you know it. I promise."

And so the redhead went out the door and into the limousine that will take her to the airport.

Take care of yourself, Sakura.

As Sakura climbed the staircase to go back to her room, she thought about how she was going to survive a new school.

Konoha High is an exclusive school for the rich so there's bound to be snobby kids. I wonder if everyone's like that. Hope not. I miss you already, Nanami. How am I going to survive this without my best friend?

She opened the doors to her room and started getting ready.

It's 7.30. I'll be late if I don't hurry. But mom did say that I could come slightly later cause she already told the principal. I guess I won't rush too much but I do wanna make a good impression.

Sakura took off her bathrobe and went into the bathroom and took a quick shower. She wrapped a towel around her head and put her bathrobe back on before stepping out of the shower. As she walked into her closet, she thought about what to wear.

"What do you wear on your first day of school?" the teen asked herself as she went through all her clothes.

Finally, she decided on a white Abercrombie tube top, a cropped leather jacket, a Levi's mini skirt and black wedge sandals. She added some black streaks to her hair with temporary hair dye and put on some light makeup.

After that, Sakura grabbed her mini makeup bag by Marc Jacobs, her black Nokia Express Music 5800, her Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, her car keys and her pink Chanel wallet and put them all into her Juicy Couture handbag.

Sakura grabbed the LeSportsac messenger bag on her study table and rushed downstairs to the kitchen.

"Good morning, Miss Haruno," chorused the maids.


After quickly eating her breakfast, Sakura went to the garage where her car was parked. She unlocked the automatic garage doors to see her white Audi R8.

"Good morning, baby," she 'greeted' her car with a smile on her face.

Sakura unlocked the door, got in and looked at the Tag Heuer watch on her wrist.

7.55. Not bad. KH is about 10 minutes from here so I won't be that late, she thought.

The pink haired girl put in a mix CD and drove off.

Then, after a few minutes, Shut Up by Simple Plan played. The girl smiled to herself and started singing along.

There you go
You're always so right
It's all a big show
It's all about you

You think you know
What everyone needs
You always take time
To criticize me

It seems like every day
I make mistakes
I just can't get it right

It's like I'm the one
You love to hate
But not todaaaay

So shut up, shut up, shut up
Don't wanna hear it
Get out, get out, get out
Get out of my way
Step up, step up, step up
You'll never stop me
Nothing you say today,
Is gonna bring me doooooown

There you go
You never ask why!
It's all a big lie!
Whatever you do

You think you're special
But I know, and I know
And I know, and we know
That you're not

You're always there to point
Out my mistakes
And shove them in my face

It's like I'm the one
You love to hate
But not todaaaaaay

So shut up, shut up, shut up
Don't wanna hear it
Get out, get out, get out
Get out of my way
Step up, step up, step up
You'll never stop me
Nothing you say today
Is gonna bring me doooooown
Is gonna bring me dooooooown

Will never bring me dooooown

Don't tell me who I should beeeee
And don't try to tell me what's right for me
Don't tell me what I should do
I don't wanna waste my time
I'll watch you fade away!

So shut up, shut up, shut up
Don't wanna hear it!
Get out, get out, get out
Get out of my way
Step up, step up, step up
You'll never stop me
Nothing you say today
Is gonna bring me doooooown

Shut up, shut up, shut up
Don't wanna hear it
Get out, get out, get out
Get out of my way
Step up, step up, step up
You'll never stop me
Nothing you say today
Is gonna bring me down!

Bring me down
Won't bring me down
Bring me down
Won't bring me down

Yeah. That's so true. You are never gonna bring me down, thought the beauty with newfound confidence.

Then, White Horse by Taylor Swift started playing and like before, she sang along.

Say you're sorry
That face of an angel
Comes out just when you need it to
As I paced back and forth all this time
Cause I honestly believed in you
Holding on
The days drag on
Stupid girl,
I should have known, I should have known

I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale
I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet,
Lead her up the stairwell
This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town,
I was a dreamer before you went and let me down
Now it's too late for you
And your white horse, to come around

Baby I was naive,
Got lost in your eyes
And never really had a chance
My mistake, I didn't know to be in love
You had to fight to have the upper hand
I had so many dreams
About you and me
Happy endings
Now I know

I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale
I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet,
Lead her up the stairwell
This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town,
I was a dreamer before you went and let me down
Now it's too late for you
And your white horse, to come around

And there you are on your knees,
Begging for forgiveness, begging for me
Just like I always wanted but I'm so sorry

Cause I'm not your princess, this ain't our fairytale
I'm gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well
This is a big world, that was a small town
There in my rearview mirror disappearing now
And it's too late for you and your white horse
Now it's too late for you and your white horse, to catch me now

Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa
Try and catch me now
Oh, it's too late
To catch me now

Sakura stopped at a red light. She touched her cheek and saw that she was crying. She glared at her now wet finger.

Why am I crying? I hate him, don't I? So then why am I crying?

Chill girl. Don't throw a tantrum. Control yourself. Deep breaths.

You're right. I gotta relax.

Sakura took a couple of deep breaths and continued driving when the lights changed to green.

By the time she reached the school's parking lot, it was already 8.04. Four minutes after the first class.

The beauty's green eyes scanned the parking lot and saw many expensive cars and motorbikes. But she decided not to waste time admiring them and went inside the building.

I don't believe it. I'm LOST, she thought while groaning in exasperation. She heard someone chuckle and turned around. She inwardly drooled.

There, leaning on the wall, was a male model! One with black hair that spiked up at the back and had beautiful onyx eyes. Said model was wearing a Tommy Hilfiger T-shirt, Calvin Klein jeans and Lacoste sneakers.

OMG! He is sooo HOT! Waaaayyy hotter than him.

Zip it!

Oh, come awn! It's true, ain't it?

I said zip it!

OMG!He's walking this way!

"Are you lost?" said the boy, smirking, amusement evident in his voice.

"What does it look like, genius?" answered Sakura annoyed.

"You're new, right?"

"Are you trying to make me mad?"

He chuckled again before saying "Go straight until you see the stairs which will be on your left. Then, go up and you'll see the office."

"Thanks….Shouldn't you be in class?"

The boy just winked, said his name then walked away in the direction of, she assumed, his class.

Was that pretty boy flirting with me?

Better believe it girl! BTW, pretty boy has a name and its Sasuke Uchiha.

Sasuke Uchiha? Uchiha like the Uchiha Corp?

WOW! Hot and rich. He is sooo a win.

Shut up. Where did he say the office was again?

Sakura followed the boy, Sasuke's, instructions and before she knew it, she was in front of a door that said 'OFFICE'. She went in and saw a girl sitting on the couch and a woman with shoulder length brown hair sitting behind a desk. Behind the desk, she saw a door with 'PRINCIPAL' written on it.

"Umm, hi. I'm Sakura Haruno. I'm new here," said Sakura, nervously, to the woman.

The woman looked up and smiled at her.

"Aaah, yes. Here's your schedule," she paused to give her a brown folder "and this," she pointed to the girl "is your tour guide. She'll be showing you around the school for today. She's in all your classes, too. You might want to get going. You're already late."

The girl stood from her seat and held out a hand. "Hi, I'm Hinata Hyuuga," said the girl, smiling at her.

Sakura took the hand and smiled back. "Sakura, Sakura Haruno."

Sakura studied the girl, Hinata. She had dark hair about the same length as her own, mid back. She also had pale skin, like herself, and pale eyes. Hinata was wearing a lavender Aeropostale hoodie with a plain black tee underneath, Levi's boot cut jeans and black Nine West flats.

"Shall we go now?" asked Hinata.

Sakura nodded and Hinata lead them to their first class. On the way, they had a friendly chat.

"So, are you enjoying your stay?" asked the dark haired girl.

"I am. Drove around town yesterday. I think I'll go to the mall on the weekend. It's huge!"

"It is, isn't it? The mall's one of me my friends' fave places in town too."

"And I'm pretty sure it's gonna be mine as well."

Hinata giggled and said "Hey. Would you like to have lunch with me and my friends? I'll introduce you to them in class. We all have the same schedule. I bet they'll be happy to meet a Haruno."

"I'd love too. I'm happy I got to meet you. I was kinda worried I wouldn't make any friends here."

"I was like that too but don't worry. You're really friendly. Not a bit snobbish. I bet my friends would love you."

"Really? You think so? That's so nice of you."

Hinata smiled at her and gestured to the door in front of them.

"Here it is. Math with Kakashi. He's always late so it might be a little hectic inside. Are you ready to see a jungle?" asked Hinata, slightly laughing.

"Bring. It. On."

Hinata opened the door and Sakura was met with the sound of students talking quite loudly.

"Wow," said Sakura in a shocked tone.

Hinata laughed and dragged her newfound friend to the back of the class.

Sakura saw 4 boys, 1 of them who she recognized as Sasuke, and 4 girls. One of the girls, a platinum blonde looked quite familiar to her as well.

"Hey guys," greeted Hinata.

The 8 student stopped their conversation to look at the two.

The earlier mentioned platinum blonde stared at Sakura with a shocked expression and squealed.

"OMYGAWD! FOREHEAD!" The blonde hugged Sakura soo tight she couldn't breathe.

"Let go of me, Piggy!"

The blonde released her and glared at her.

"Is that how you greet your best friend after not seeing her for almost 2 years? You need to learn some manners young lady!"

Sakura put on a fake apologetic face and said "I'm so, so sorry, Aunt Ino. Can you ever forgive me?"

Both girls burst out laughing.

"So you found the office after all, Pinky," stated Sasuke, smirking.

Sakura stopped laughing immediately and glared at the boy. "Yes, I did. Thank you so much helping me," she said sarcastically.

Hinata shook her head and said "Meet my friends, Sakura. Looks like you already know Sasuke and Ino. That's Neji, my cousin, Shikamaru, Naruto," Sakura noticed Hinata blushed a bit as she said this " Tenten and Temari." As Hinata said their names, she pointed at them, so that Sakura would know who's who.

Neji nodded and said hi, Shikamaru raised his hand in greeting, Naruto greeted her with a loud 'HEY', Tenten and Temari both said cheerful hi's.

"And, you guys, this is Sakura Haruno."

"Haruno? Like the brand Haruno and Yumi Haruno?" asked Temari, her eyes shining.

"Yeah. Yumi's my mom," Sakura answered.

"Wow. I love your mom's things. Too cuh-yoot!"

"Fashion addict," muttered Tenten while roling her eyes. Temari glared at her. Tenten ignored it and asked Sakura if she did any sports. At this, Temari coughed a "Sports addict."

Sakura giggled at their antics. It was obvious that they were best friends.

"I know! Let's interview Sakura!" exclaimed Naruto quite loudly.

A hand hit the back of the blonde boy's head followed by an annoyed "Shut up, idiot."

Naruto glared at Sasuke and said "Teme."

Thus, a glaring contest was born between the two.

Sakura giggled again. It was obvious that the two were best friends as well.

"For once, Naruto actually said something that makes sense. Come on. Let's have an 'interview'. Oh and what are the two of you standing there like dummies for? Sit down!" stated Ino.

So Sakura and Hinata sat down. They sat around the desk so that everyone could hear Sakura and vice versa. Seating arrangements:-

Neji – Tenten – Shikamaru – Ino – Sakura – Hinata – Temari – Naruto – Sasuke

After they all got comfortable, the interview began.

"Okay, so let's start with the basics. What's your full name, birthday, fave things, family history etc.?" asked Naruto excitedly.

"Ummmm… My full name is Sakura Lynn Haruno. I am 17 years old. I was born on the 28th of August. My fave colours are black, red and white. I have no siblings. I live with my mom. We moved here from Miami. All four of my grandparents are gone. I have some relatives in New York and Vegas etc. Questions?"

"Where's your dad?" asked Naruto.

"Why did you move here?" asked Ino.

"Mom decided that both of us needed a new start. Miami had too many….painful memories. It's where my dad was murdered about a year ago."

"Uncle Takeru was murdered? Why didn't you tell me?" asked Ino loudly while slamming her fist on the table.

"Sorry?" said Sakura, nervously. She remembered how long Ino's lectures were and she wasn't in the mood for one at the moment.

"Your hobbies?" asked Tenten, wanting to change the subject.

"Hmmmm…..Singing, dancing and indoor rock climbing I guess," answered Sakura forgetting the topic about her father's death.

"What sports do you do?" asked Neji. He was slightly curious about this new girl.

"Tennis, rock climbing, cheerleading, swimming, volleyball, soccer etc but my favourites would have to be tennis, rock climbing and cheerleading."

"Hey! Try outs for cheerleading are today! Me, Tem and Hina are trying out. Join us? It'll be just like old times. Me, you, Nanami all in the cheer team. Except instead of Nanami, we got Tem and Hina!" exclaimed Ino excitedly.

"I guess it would. Why not? I haven't been cheerleading in a long time. Last time would have to be a few months before I moved here. Are you trying out, Tenten?"

"I don't 'cheer'," said girl answered.

"No she does not. She says it's too girly," said Hinata

Just then, Kakashi came in holding an orange book. "Alright class. Back to your seats."

Everyone went to their respective seats except for Sakura who sat in the empty seat next to Ino.

"We have a new student. Please come and introduce yourself."

Sakura went up to the front of the class.

"I'm Sakura Haruno. I just moved here from Miami and I guess that's it?"

As she said that, the boys just stared at her with hearts in their eyes and girls glared daggers at her, jealous of her beauty, wealth etc.

"Alright then. Thank you, Miss Haruno. You may sit at the desk where Sasuke, Naruto and Ino are sitting."

So their seating arrangement is:-

(5 students per desk)

Front row: Naruto – Sasuke – Sakura – Ino

Back row: Hinata – Neji – Tenten – Temari – Shikamaru

Kakashi then started writing down some notes on the board. The students, understanding their teacher's silent request, took out their note books and copied everything he was writing.

Sakura went to her new desk and sat down after grabbing her messenger bag which she left beside Hinata's chair earlier. Then, she started copying notes like everyone around her.

"Looks like you've got yourself a fan club, Forehead. Just like old times, ne?" whispered Ino to Sakura gesturing to the boys who were staring her.

"Don't remind me. They're sooo creepy!" whispered Sakura back.

"Haruno, Yamanaka. Please no talking in class," said Kakashi as he stopped writing and turned around.

"Sorry, Kakashi-sensei," chorused the two girls.

Both girls giggled inwardly. How ironic. This is just like two years ago. Getting in trouble together, thought both beauties.

Kakashi's class went by quite slowly, even though he entered the class 20 minutes late, much to Sakura's despair.

As she was copying, she smiled inwardly and thought, I'm going to like it here. I just know it. I haven't been this happy since…

Since him.

Yeah. Since him.

But we don't need him to live. We'll find someone to replace him, for sure.

Yeah, we will.

Sakura smiled to herself, on the outside this time, before continuing copying the notes Kakashi was writing on the board.

Little did she know that a pair of onyx orbs were silently observing her.

She's beautiful. Interesting personality too. She might be my next girlfriend. Sasuke smirked inwardly. He stopped observing Sakura and continued his work.

A/N: Did ya like it? Did ya, did ya, did ya?Hope you did. Him is Sakura's ex-boyfriend BTW. And Ino used to live in Miami but moved away. Please review!