Chapter 1

Damnit why can't those two ever be on time. Uchiha Sasuke thought in annoyance while sitting high up in a tree branch, waiting for Kakashi-sensei and Naruto to make their appearance.

"Neh Sasuke-kun." Came the voice from below him. He grunted a reply to the pink haired girl. "How about we go on a date, since Kakashi-sensei and Naruto aren't here."

"No." he answered shortly.

"Ehh nande?" she looked tilted her head up and looked up at where he sat.

Doesn't she ever give up.

"I don't have time to do stupid things. I hate dates. I don't want to go on them, I don't want to go with you, and you're annoying. If you have time to ponder such ridiculous thoughts, why don't you go train. I despise the weak. I can't believe someone like you exists." He said not holding back his annoyance. He jumped off the branch and landed with skill on the ground with his back to her. "I'm going to train and don't bug me." He said harshly before walking off with his hands in his pockets.

Sakura, who usually would have felt rather hurt and shocked, just sat there and watched him walk away with a small sad smile on her face.

Cheh. Was that too harsh. But she should know when to keep her mouth shut. Why did she have to catch me in such a bad time? If I wasn't so pissed off I wouldn't have… Sasuke stole a quick glance at where the girl sat at the bottom of the tree trunk. She had already leaned back and was no longer looking at him. She's smiling. Cheh whatever. I'm going to train. But her simple smile disturbed him more than he thought.

The next day

Sasuke sighed again as everyday repeated itself. He was once again sitting in the tree early in the morning and waiting for those two fools to come. The only thing out of the ordinary was that Sakura hadn't spoken a word since her greeting when she arrived.

Good, peace and quiet today.

"OHAIYO SAKURA-CHAN!" Naruto's loud voice interrupted his thoughts as the bubbly blonde boy came bouncing out of nowhere.

He's in for it now. Sasuke smirked to himself.

"Eh…Sakura-chan. Doushita." Naruto crouched beside the pink haired girl and poked her gently. "Sakura-chan." Naruto tapped her more urgently.

"Dobe what are you doing?"

"Ano-sa Sasuke. She's unconscious."

"It's called sleep baka." Immediately the stupid expression appeared on Naruto's face and he shook his fist up at Sasuke.

"If she's asleep she would've woken up and given me a beating already!"

Heh so he knows what to expect from her.

"Besides," Naruto continued "she's got scratches all over her, and she's not waking up even when I'm poking her."

Sasuke jumped down and stood beside Naruto peering down at the pink haired girl. It's true, she did have a lot of scratches on her, and she had a rather nasty cut that ran from her elbow down to her wrist.

"Neh, Sakura-chan." Naruto placed both hands on her shoulders and shook her gently. She stirred and slowly opened her eyes.

Oh boy, Naruto's going to get it now.

"Naruto…what's the matter." She said softly. Sasuke raised his eyebrows, surprised that she didn't knock Naruto in the head.

"Are you alright? You were really out of it. I thought you fainted!" Naruto said happily and hugged her, risking the fact that he'd be beaten in a matter of seconds.

"I'm fine Naruto. You're hurting me…baka." She said quietly.

"Aiya gomen." Naruto grinned. She got up and brushed the grass from the back of her dress.

"How did you get injured?" Sasuke asked.

"Oh…I fell from a tree yesterday, while I was dashing through the forest." She said mildly not looking at them, and still fixing herself.

"Eh? How could you fall Sakura-chan. You know how to control you chakra."

"It was raining."

Raining? But it didn't rain until after midnight. What was she doing out that late anyway?

"Kakashi-sensei." Sakura spotted the teacher and stepped over to him, walking past Sasuke and leaving him, for the first time, to stare after her. He mentally shook himself out of his daze.

For the rest of the day, they trained, but he noticed that Sakura was quieter than usual. And her chakra wasn't as strong (not that it was any strong really) but it was weaker than any other time she had called upon it, and she often spaced out a lot. Anytime anyone said something to her, she would just nod and give a small smile before continuing her training.

"Na! Sakura-chan daijoubu!" Naruto cried out in alarm at one point. Kakashi and Sasuke turned to see Naruto beside himself, and Sakura covering her face, and bending over slightly.

"Sakura." Kakashi walked over and placed a hand on her shoulder. He had noticed her injuries earlier, since it was entirely visible to see, but he trailed his eyes over them again to see if they weren't infected or anything. With his other hand, he removed her hand from her face and checked her forehead.

"You're burning up Sakura. You should go home."

She looked up at her sensei, then lowered it again and shook her head. "I'm fine sensei. It's just a cold." She peered at him to see if he allowed this, but he had already crouched on the ground in front of her, his face buried in his favourite book. "Come Come Paradise." Her eyes widened, but she remained silent.

What the hell is doing reading that book at this time? Sasuke thought surveying the scene.

Kakashi snapped his book shut. "It's no cold, so don't argue with me. You didn't even have enough energy to strike or yell at me for taking my beloved book out." She opened her mouth to protest but she passed out before she even got the chance to utter a word. She collapsed forward and straight into Kakashi's already open arms.

"Ma-. You two continue training while I take Sakura home." He hoisted her onto his back.

"Ano-sa sensei can I come with you?" Naruto begged.

"Nooo," Kakashi drawled on, "You, especially need to train. Get that chakra going." Naruto pouted and muttered incoherent words.

"From the look on your face, it looks like you want to take her home." Kakashi stopped in front of Sasuke.

Damn you sensei. Sasuke narrowed his eyes and grunted before walking off. Kakashi chuckled.

Damn that Kakashi! He acts like he can read right through me! 'Yeah but if he didn't then why are you so pissed off?' a voice nagged Sasuke in the back of his mind

Kuso. She's a team mate…and I guess I was harsh to her yesterday. Kuso…but she can be so damn annoying. Sasuke continued hacking away at the defenceless tree, until he became breathless.

I hope she's not too hurt by what I said…I shouldn't be wasting my time worrying about anyone else's feelings or emotions. Emotions are for weaklings, and the word weak ceases to exist in my vocabulary, and weaklings are worthless. Yeah that's right, it's been that way all my life.

Eh it probably doesn't really sound that interesting at this point…it'll get better I hope. It depends on everyone's preferences I guess. Read on if you're extremely bored haha. Enjoy.