Author's Note: This is a new story, and I'm trying a different writing style than my usual nonsense so bear with me I hope you'll enjoy this story! Don't judge it by the first chapter and keep on reading
It's not like she planned this and if she did, she wouldn't be having this conversation now. It was so hard to tell him, and she didn't understand why this had to happen to her but she knew that she was in too deep now to turn back.
"I need to tell you something," she began. Yes, that was a safe beginning.
"Okay babe, you can tell me anything," he replied, his voice still stupidly happy as it had been throughout their whole relationship, even if it was only four months.
"Well you know last Friday when you were gone?" she asked. She was trying to avoid the topic, maybe she'd make up a lie and she wouldn't have to tell him. But what would Kankuro think? He had already waited so long for her.
"Yeah, what about it?" he asked. He didn't seem very concerned at all, but he was about to be very, very concerned.
"Well… Okay, promise me you won't be mad at me," she rushed. It was now or never.
"Why would I be mad at you?" he asked so innocently naïve. If only she hadn't been so naïve last Friday.
"Well… Something happened…" she inhaled deeply and closed her eyes, rolling over to face the wall next to her bed.
He grew very silent. "What did Kankuro do?" he immediately assumed. And for once, he had assumed right.
"Well, you can't be mad," she begged him, as if begging could help what was about to happen.
"What. Did. Kankuro. Do?" he asked again, this time not so nicely, with a hint of worry and a hint of anger in his voice.
"H-he," she tried. Nothing was coming out right, how could she say anything at a time like this? "He kissed me!" she exploded. After the words settled into the air and the other line of the phone became deathly silent, she wanted to take it all back. The hurting in her chest began again and her stomach begged to empty itself through her throat but she fought the urge.
"Did you kiss him back?" he asked her through clenched teeth.
"No! Of course not!" she helplessly replied. Helpless. That's how she felt. What could she do anymore?
"Where was this?"
"On the stairs that nobody goes up," she replied. Her head was spinning, her world was spinning, and it was coming to a screeching halt.
"Okay." Was all that he said. Okay? Would it ever be okay again? She wondered.
"Are you mad?" she asked frantically, sitting up from her bed and trying to fight back red hot tears.
"No." he simply said. What was with these one word answers? Why did he only answer her with one word? Was she not worth multiple words anymore?
"I'm sorry," was all that she could think to say. But it wasn't her fault! It's not like she asked him to kiss her! He forced it upon her!
"It's okay," he simply said. It's like he couldn't think of anything to say either, so she wasn't so alone.
"Want me to let you go then?" she asked after a few grueling moments of silence.
"Yes," he said without emotion.
"Well, goodnight Kiba then," she said.
"Goodnight Ino," and then she heard the click of the other line. Little did she know that this was the end of her reputation, her relationship, and some of her dignity. What followed the next few months weren't pleasant.
"Kankuro, we need to talk," Ino told her now boyfriend as they were walking through the halls of school to her class.
"Okay, what about babe?" he asked seemingly innocent, but he knew exactly what she wanted to talk to him about. After Kiba and her broke up she was so upset that she didn't know what to do with herself. Luckily Kankuro, being the selfish bastard that he is, asked her to be his girlfriend and she accepted without a second thought. Not because she was so set on him, but because she didn't know what else to do but hurt Kiba like he hurt her. But in reality, Kankuro was the one who hurt the both of them.
"Well for starters, who do you hang out with on the weekends?" she asked, knowing the answer full well.
"Just the guys, you know," he spoke nonchalantly. But even though he kept telling her, she knew he wasn't with the guys and she knew that he wasn't alone. She had heard rumors of him hooking up with other girls on the weekend, which explained his absence and constant cancelling of plans perfectly.
Ino sighed and dropped his hand, stopping in her tracks in the middle of the hallway. "Though you keep telling me that, I know you're not with them," she glared up at him.
"Okay," he just said. Was that all that men could say now a day? Just "okay"?
Ino sighed once more and turned away from him, "Well whether or not you want to confess, I don't care. We're done and I'm done with your shit," and with that she walked away, leaving Kankuro with a stupid look on his face, as if he didn't know that that was coming.
Two months together and all he did was ignore her and cheat on her, Ino started to wonder why this selfish bastard had to be the one to ruin her seemingly perfect relationship with Kiba. But what's done is done, and she couldn't change that now. Besides, winter break was just a day away and she planned to use this time to recuperate and get herself together.
Now it was the first day of school back from winter break. Ino never claimed to be the smartest girl, but she knew she certainly wasn't dumb. She was in Pre-Calculus as a sophomore while Kankuro couldn't even pass Pre-Calculus as a senior! She enjoyed being somewhat better than that scumbag, and infinitely better than Kiba and all of his drama that followed his finding out about Kankuro and her.
She walked into her first period class, excited at the promise of actually having a good Pre-Calc teacher this semester. But what greeted her was not the promise of a good education, but six pairs of beady, vengeful, disapproving eyes. Like they had any right at all to criticize, however, they were just as bad as her. But for some reason, when a relationship falls apart, the woman is always blamed.
Neji, Naruto and Shikamaru greeted her with all of their sourness and she felt self-conscious. They were juniors, why were they terrorizing a little sophomore? Kiba used to tell her that her age was a problem and that he didn't like sophomores, wouldn't his best friends think the same?
She immediately regretted her outfit choice as she took the seat farthest from the boys. She was wearing a tight red tank top, a short jean skirt that reached her belly button, and a pair of red vans. She thought she looked smoking, but the friends of Kiba were probably judging her as she thought. She shifted in her seat uncomfortably and begged the time in this class period to go by quickly.
Mr. Iruka walked in as the bell rang, "Welcome to Pre-Calc!" he announced with a smile, going to the front of the room to take his rightful position.
"Now, for starters we're going to be changing seats. You'll see that the desks are in groups of four, that's so that your peers can help you if you have questions. Now everyone stand up and move to the front of the room while I read off my chart and tell you where to sit," and as he finished, everyone got their stuff and stood where he told them to stand.
There were about six groups of four desks scattered all around the room, and Ino begged with God above to not put her next to Kiba's wretched friends. But what happened next made Ino lose a little bit of faith in God.
"Shikamaru Nara," Mr. Iruka pointed to a desk and Shikamaru lethargically moved to it. "Naruto Uzamaki," he pointed to the desk across from Shikamaru and Naruto bounded over to the desk and gave Shikamaru a high five and said something about this being a "kick ass semester".
"Neji Hyuuga," he pointed to the desk next to Shikamaru and Naruto, being the loud mouth that he is, cheered loudly. Great, Ino thought. Now all the morons are together and I don't have to worry about sitting next to them.
"Ino Yamanaka," Iruka announced as he pointed to the seat across from Neji. Ino's heart dropped and she wondered why such a thing had to happen to her, they were the last people she wanted to sit by, or see. Ever.
But still, Ino sucked it up and sat by the desk across from Neji and next to Naruto. The three boys exchanged a mischievous glance and they all smiled sinisterly to Ino.
The semester had just started and she was already ready for the last day of school!
"This is going to be a long semester," she said under her breath as she reached to take her notebook out of her bag.