All He Wanted

All Sasuke wanted was to be happy.

All he wanted was to have someone to love.

Someone to hold.

Someone to confide in.

And that someone wasn't Sakura.

Sasuke didn't understand why he wasn't happy with Sakura.

Maybe its because she dyed her hair.

Or because she smoked.

Or because she flirted with other guys.


Sasuke plopped down on his friend's bed, his dark clothes clashing with her light purple sheets. Hinata smiled and put her books on her desk.

"So, whats bothering you, Sasu-kun?" she asked, not even looking at him.

"There's nothing wrong with me, Hina-chan." he replied, not even bothering trying to sound honest. She knew him like the back of her hand.


No response.

Hinata sighed and sat on the edge of her bed. "She'd be furious if she knew you were here."

"Yeah. But she thinks I'm at Naruto's. It doesn't matter anyway..." he trailed off, and he felt his chest become heavy. "She's out with Ino."

They both knew that couldn't be more of a lie.

The cheating began two years ago. It wasn't just one guy, but three.

Hinata knew all about it, from the first time Sasuke came to her.

It was a dark, rainy night and Hinata couldn't sleep. She sat in the den, curled up with a hot cup of tea and a book to read. She had some soft music playing as to not wake her family. Everything was quiet and perfect.


Hinata jumped with a start and hurriedly placed her book and cup on the table. Moving from the comfort of her little chair she walked to the door.

As soon as she turned the knob, the door was shoved open and she was embraced in wet, soggy, strong arms. It took her a moment to register what was happening and her face was covered by sopping wet, navy blue-black hair.

"She cheated on me!"

Hinata's eyes widened. "S-Sasuke-san..."

"She cheated on me, Hinata-san!" he choked out, clutching her tighter.

Hinata felt her eyes sting.

Hinata gazed at Sasuke for a moment. She hadn't known him that well at the time, but they had seen each other at school. Sasuke had asked her for advice on girls, and Hinata had happily agreed. The Uchiha was a shy and quiet boy, much like herself, who hadn't had a girlfriend before that.

It broke her heart to soothe the sobbing boy in her arms that night.

Ever since then, Sakura had cheated on him numerous times. And every time he found out, he would talk to Hinata about it. Hinata always managed to cheer him up, and they began to hang out.

In due time, they became best friends.

"Sasu-kun... Let's go get some ice cream. We have your favorite." she said with a forced smile.

Sasuke looked at her from his relaxed position. She was smiling, but her eyes were sad. He frowned.

"Hina-chan... I'm used to it..." he said, sitting up, his voice quiet.

"You shouldn't be!" she said, her voice rigid and harsh. He hardly ever heard her like that. "S-She doesn't deserve you..." she finished.

Sasuke's eyes were downcast, ashamed to meet her gaze.

They'd had this conversation over and over. It always ended the same.

"But... I need her..." he would say.

"You don't need the pain!" she would throw at him.

He would hesitate. "You don't understand..."

She wouldn't say anything, but she would think. Yes, Sasuke, I do.

The pair walked out the front door, silent as could be. They hadn't said a word since they were in Hinata's room. They silently walked down the street to the park, where the ice cream stand had been set up since they were kids.

"I need one strawberry and one vanilla please." Hinata said softly. The vendor smiled and handed her the two cones in exchange for Hinata's two dollars.

The two then made their way to the bench under the cherry blossom tree, the same place they sat every time they got ice cream. They ate their sweet treats in silence, both lost in their own thoughts.

Once they finished the ice cream, Sasuke tried to find the words to break the silence. "Hina-chan... I..."

"Sasuke-kun..." she cut him off. He blinked and waited for her to finish.

"You'll always be my best friend, right?"

"Of course, Hina-chan... But-"

"That's all I needed to hear..." she said and turned to him, her eyes holding some unknown emotion.

About two hours later, the two were standing at Hinata's door.

"So, I'll come get you in the morning and we'll walk to school, okay Hina-chan?"

Sadness flickered over Hinata's eyes. "Sasu-kun..."

"Yes, Hina-ch-" he was silenced by her sweet lips. His heart skipped a beat and his mind went blank. After a few seconds, she pulled away and quickly closed the door.

Sasuke could have sworn he saw a tear in her eye.

Hinata slid to the floor, tears cascading from her eyes.

All Sasuke wanted was to be happy.

He hadn't felt that happiness until that moment.

Hey guys! Not sure where this is leading, but I have an idea bubbling in my head!

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-PA 3