title: the make-up kiss
author: reviee
rating: T
prompt: make up kiss
summary: SasuSaku. AU. Accidental kisses lead to other kisses that lead to more kisses.
a/n: inspired by a fanart.

"You're so impossible!" Sakura yells as she stomps away, back into the recesses of her own apartment.

Sasuke stands with his arms crossed in his doorway. His girlfriend is overreacting, he thinks. She'll get over it. He watches her slam the door to her apartment and waits a few moments before heading back into his. He sighs. He thinks about studying but then decides he's a little too bothered to study. He settles on watching TV instead.

In her apartment, Sakura decides to call Ino.

"He's so annoying sometimes!" She exasperates into the phone. "Every time I touch a guy, he gets angry."

"Don't you find that a little sweet? That he cares so much about you?"

"No! You think it's sweet, but when it actually happens, it's so annoying. He used to be able to control it, you know. I think it's just that he's gotten comfortable."

"Well, how did he control it before?"

"He would squeeze my hand and get over it. It wasn't much of a big deal. He didn't voice his problems."

"Come on, Sakura, doesn't this mean his affections for you have grown? This is a good sign."

"Isn't this borderline abusive?"

"Sure, but Sasuke's a nice guy, right? And he used to be able to control it so with a little practice, he'll be fine. What did he say when you guys argued?"

"Saying the guy was totally checking me out."

Ino laughs. "Well, you could always break up with him if it really doesn't work."

"Ino!" Sakura exclaims. "You can't just say that!"

"What? It's true. Don't cause yourself this anguish. Just dump him like yesterday's trash!"

"It's not that simple."

"What do you mean?" Ino asks and then pauses. "You love him, don't you?"


"It's true, isn't it? You love him!"

"No. Okay, maybe a little." She flops down onto her bed. "He's just… Ino, you've seen him. How can you not love him? He's the epitome of perfection!"

"Apparently not when he's jealous though," Ino points out.

"Yeah, yeah. Whatever." Sakura glances at the clock. "I'm going to bed. Sleep it off. Talk to you later,"

Sakura hasn't talked to him in three days. Sasuke paces around his apartment, hands laced behind his back. He hasn't seen her since the fight. She hasn't called or knocked on his door since then. He thought she would be over it by now. It dawns on him that he needs to apologize. He has never needed to apologize to anyone. With his heart racing in his chest, he grabs the keys to her apartment and heads over to her apartment.

He decides against knocking. He wants to surprise her. When he enters, she is not in the living room. The lights are off and the only light coming in is the weak later afternoon sunlight. He wanders through her small kitchen and towards the bedroom. She is sitting on the bench in front of her window with a book. Silently, he walks over to her and sits down.

"Sasuke!" she exclaims, jumping a little. "What are you doing here? How did you get into my house?"

He holds up her keys. "You gave them to me, remember?"

"Oh yeah," she laughs a little.

Sasuke shifts in his seat nervously. "Sakura, I'm…"

"Are you here to apologize?" she interrupts softly.

He nods. "I'm sorry about the other day. I'll control my temper next time."

"Sasuke, what happens if you don't?"

"I will. I promise," he takes her small hands in his.

Her eyes narrow a little. "Promise is a big word."

He smirks. "I know,"

"Alright," she grins, "if you think you can do it then I believe you."

The pressure in his chest is relieved and he lets out a breath he didn't know he was holding. They lean in for a kiss. Sasuke feels much better, he realizes, kissing her. Perhaps he really was scared that he would lose her. She makes him feel all kinds of emotions—although sometimes they're negative—but he feels like she really makes a difference. Her kisses definitely make a difference, he thinks.

a/n: Now I'm going to watch White Collar, yaaaaaaay! Btw, I probably won't be updating tomorrow. But I will be back on Monday with the last chapter!