"Sakura?" I ask. "What's the matter?" She looks up, tears pouring down her face. "I'm so sorry, Naruto!" She falls into my arms, choking out soft sobs.
"About what?" I asked, holding her close.
"All my life, I've treated you horribly. I said I loved Sasuke because I didn't want to admit I love you." She says.
She's starting to shake now. I put my jacket around her, trying to warm her.
She continues, "I was only saying that because I couldn't figure out why I love you." More tears pour done her face, her eyes full of sadness.
"Every time I hit you, I felt horrible afterwards. I never wanted to hurt you like I did." She looks up at me.
"I'm so sorry."
I look at her for a long time, trying to figure out what to say. She loved me. She really loved me.
"You never hurt me, Sakura." I say quietly.
"I love it when you smile. When you hit me, you were the only thing I could thing of. I never felt pain, but the joy of looking at you every day. When you smile, it always lightens my day. Even if you did just punch me in the face with your fist. You're the only thing I think about, besides Sasuke. Not saying that in a bad way. I'm just saying I only think of how to get Sasuke back to make you happy. I promised you that."
I look into her eyes and see the sparkle. I wipe the tears on her face away gently with my thumb. The next thing I knew, I felt something light and soft on my lips. She was kissing me.