Our Delicate Hearts: Chapter 3

About a week and a half had passed since the first day of school and incident with the shirt. Sasuke continued to eat lunch on the school rooftop after taking a liking to it.

She did too.

The Hyuga dimwit ate lunch with him everyday. Sasuke couldn't really complain. She made him homemade bentos with the amazing, familiar, delicious tomato and bell pepper sauce. In return, he let her eat lunch with him.

Hinata wasn't the talkative type. One reason why it didn't bother him when she ate lunch with him. She didn't try fishing for small talk. A couple of times, it was completely silent between them. The silence they shared had no awkwardness to it, just peace and tranquility. Sasuke would always finish eating first and lie back and maybe even snooze. Hinata would stare at the clouds, or, as girls call it, daydream.

But girls are curious. One thing that annoyed Sasuke. Hinata would every once in a while ask him a question. Like the one she asked him at the moment.

"W-Why do you like solitude, Sasuke-kun?"

Sasuke snorted. "I'm not by myself at the moment, right?"

The Hyuga's cheeks flushed pink. "S-Sorry.."

Sasuke opened his eyes, staring at the clear blue sky and watching the fluffy clouds lazily drift around.

"When I'm alone, I don't get bothered by anyone. It's just me and peace."

Hinata glanced at him and then at the ground. "D-Do you want me to stop eating lunch with you?"

Sasuke shrugged. "I don't care. I'll miss your bentos though."

He could feel the heat wave of embarrassment radiating from Hinata. She touched her face with her hands to hide her blush.

"Ah..r-really..? T-Then I guess it's okay to stay...?"

Sasuke turned his head to look at her. "Why do you even eat lunch with me? Don't you have friends?"

Hinata lowered her head, her bangs hiding her milky eyes from Sasuke's view.

"N-No...not really.." She forced a smile, A fake, lonely smile.

Sasuke stared at her. Pitiful. He scoffed.

"How do you suppose you're gonna make friends if you can't even say one word without stuttering like a messed up car motor?"

"E-Eh? Ah..um.."

"See? All you say is 'E-Eh?' 'Ah..um..'." He mimicked her shy, soft voice.

Hinata looked at him in surprise and then burst out laughing. Sasuke narrowed his eyes and said sharply, "That wasn't intended to be funny." Hinata immediately shut up. She fiddled with her fingers, pushing them against each other. The hell is she doing?

"T-Thank you for letting me eat lunch with you, Sasuke-kun. I-I don't feel lonely anymore when I eat lunch with y-you."

Sasuke met her eyes. Obsidian met soft lavender. She's so weird and..

"Creep."

"Eh!?" Hinata turned red. "C-Creep!? W-Why!?"

Sasuke stood up as the bell rang. "You just are." He opened the door and disappeared down the stairs.


"Ne, Sakura-chan! We should go on a da-OW!"

"Shut up, Naruto! God, you're annoying!"

Hinata watched from behind a sakura tree as her beloved Naruto was turned down with a punch from Sakura. Naruto-kun... A cloud rained on her head.

She looked up when she heard a high-pitched squeal.

"SASUKE-KUN!~" 3

Sakura bounced over to Sasuke, who didn't even glance her way. Her long pink hair swoosh-swished as she hopped around the Uchiha like a bunny. Hinata watched as Sasuke simply ignored Sakura and kept on walking with his eyes closed and his hands in his pockets.

Did he not hear her?

"Sasuke-kun! I was wondering.." Sakura played with her skirt, a light blush appearing on her cheeks. "Do you want to go on a date with me?"

"No."

"Eh..? Oh..okay.." Sakura hung her head in disappointment. "Maybe tom-"

"No."

Sakura comically floated away with a depressing aura around her. Hinata blinked in surprise. He didn't even look at her? But Sakura-chan is cute and nice...

Naruto was glaring at Sasuke from a distance and muttering unpleasant words. Hinata's heart began to beat faster. Smoothing down her skirt and gathering every drop of confidence she had, she slowly walked over to him.

"Um...N-Naruto-kun..."

"Hm?" Naruto turned around when he heard Hinata's timid voice. "Oh, Hinata! What's up?"

Oh my gosh...his eyes are so blue... Hinata's face turned redder. She averted her gaze. "Um...I-I wanted to tell you something...um..." She fidgeted, becoming more nervous than before. Cold sweat ran down the side of her head.

Naruto tilted his head to the side a bit and blinked. "Yeah?" Hinata turned even redder. She shrunk back a bit and looked to the side. "Um...I...I..." Her voice was barely audible.

"Huh? I can't hear you." Naruto leaned in closer, his eyes and lips just centimeters away from Hinata's.

"KYAA!"

Shrieking, Hinata punched Naruto and ran away.


"You're so stupid, you know?"

Sasuke looked at Hinata in annoyance. Hinata sulked with her back turned to Sasuke. "I...I-I can't believe I hit him..." Tears gathered in her eyes and she pitifully hid her face away from Sasuke with her arms.

Sasuke rolled his eyes as he recalled what happened just a couple of minutes ago.

After turning down yet another one of Sakura's stupid invites for a date, Sasuke walked down the sidewalk leading away from the school to get to the bus stop. He was enjoying the peace and quiet until he heard a loud scream from behind. When he turned around to look, someone slammed into him and knocked him over. And who would so boldly slam into the Uchiha boy with such power? The answer was obvious.

Dimwit Hinata.

"Why the hell are you always running like the world is ending?" Sasuke angrily grunted as he shoved Hinata off of him, who was still recovering from the impact. Her face was an overreacted red and her eyes were wide with a look of alarm. As soon as she came back to her senses, she started apologizing and bowing like crazy. Sasuke facepalmed.

"I-I'm so sorry, Sasuke-kun! I-I wasn't looking and..." blah blah blah.

Sasuke clamped his hand over her mouth and met her eyes.

"Two words: SHUT. UP."

Hinata nodded vigorously and Sasuke let her go. He watched as she comically transformed into a pile of goo. Sasuke sighed. "What did you do?"

"I-I hit N-Naruto-kun..."

"..."

"..."

"..."

"PFFT." Sasuke had to cover his mouth to stop his oncoming laugh. Hinata looked at him in embarrassment. "I-It's not funny!"

"It is."

"I-It's not!" She transformed back to herself and clenched her fists, staring at the ground in shame. "It's not.."

Sasuke cleared his throat and then looked at her. "Why did you hit him? What did he do?"

Hinata added another shade of red to the one that had already claimed her face. She refused to meet the Uchiha's eyes. Sasuke raised an eyebrow.

"Did he try to kiss you?"

Hinata turned even more red. "N-NO!" She spluttered. "I-I was talking to him..a-and he didn't hear me..so...he leaned in really close...a-and..t-that's when I hit him..and ran away..."

Sasuke had to bite his tongue to stop another laugh. "You did that, huh? I'm surprised." Hinata sank to her feet and leaned against a lamp-post, staring at her feet. "I hit him..."

Sasuke looked at her curiously. "What were you talking to him about?"

It was pretty weird, how the Hyuga girl could add more red every single time she blushed. "N-Nothing!"

Sasuke narrowed his left eye. "Were you going to confess or something?"

Sasuke could swear he saw steam come out of Hinata's ears. "N-no! I-I..I was just..." She stopped.

The Uchiha sighed. Girls are so predictable. "You're so stupid, you know?" He watched as Hinata sulked and silently wept with her arms hiding her face. Sasuke hated when girls cried. He reached down and grabbed Hinata's wrist and pulled her up.

"Stop crying. If you feel so guilty, then apologize tomorrow."

Hinata looked at him with tears in her eyes. "B-But.."

Sasuke poked her forehead with his index and middle fingers. She blinked in surprise and then pouted and rubbed the spotted he poked with her hand.

Sasuke felt his heart tightened. Right now..she.. He released her hand and turned away.

"Sasuke...kun?"
"I'm gonna miss the bus. Later." He hurried as he saw the bus pulling up by the bus stop.

Nii-san...


"N-Naruto-kun!"

Naruto turned around when he heard Hinata. He cautiously smiled and waved. "Hi, Hinata."

Hinata felt a stab of guilt when she saw the bruise on his right cheek. I hit him that hard..

"Ah..um..a-about yesterday...I am so sorry..." She bowed in shame. Naruto blinked and then scratched his head. "Nah, it's cool. I did invade your personal space, hehe." He grinned sheepishly. Hinata blushed.

"Um...I made a bento for you...to apologize.." She handed Naruto the bento wrapped in fiery orange cloth. Naruto looked at it in surprise. "Wow..thanks Hinata!" He grinned at her and then glomped her.

It only took about two seconds of hugging before Hinata passed out.


Sasuke stared at Hinata as she ate her rice. She was humming to herself quietly. She looks pretty happy.

Hinata caught his eye and blushed, quieting down. Sasuke looked away and turned his eyes to the sky. "You look happy."

"I-I do..?"

"You apologized to that idiot, right?"

"H-He's not an idiot!"

Sasuke looked over at her again when he heard her sharp protest. A frown had replaced her happy face. He narrowed his eyes. "Oh, really? How come he has the lowest grades of our class? How come he gets beat by girls, yet he still chases after them? How come he pulls pranks on everybody and always gets in trouble, yet he doesn't learn? That's an idiot right there."

Hinata clenched her fists. "Y-You don't know him! W-What if he's someone that's lonely? I-I've heard that he doesn't have parents! How can you be so mean?"

"I don't have parents either."

The look of anger was replaced by silent shock. Sasuke met her widened eyes.

"Stop trying to defend him when you don't know anything about anyone."

"I...I d-didn't-"

"Of course you didn't know. Choose your words before you speak." He spat out and then stood up.

"I wouldn't expect you to know what loneliness feels like. You're a rich girl."

As he opened the door and was about to disappear down the stairs, he was able to clearly hear a single sentence come from the Hyuga heiress.

"My mother passed away when I was young."

Sasuke looked back, only to be pushed aside by Hinata who rushed down the stairs.

A single tear escaped the Hyuga's eyes and brushed against his cheek.


Oof! Finally! Chapter 3 has been uploaded xD Sorry I took so long to upload.. *facepalm*

NARUTO BELONGS TO MASASHI KISHIMOTO.

Thank you for reading!