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A/N: I'm sorry for not updating guys. I've been busy lately. I tried to post 2 chapters today but this is all that I could come up with. I'm terribly sorry. Very short chapter. My brain is not functioning well lately.

For those who asked why I keep posting chapters over and over again, here's my answer to that: I did it as a form of experiment. Not because I was desperate for reviews. People keep adding me on their alerts but only few leave a review. I just thought of why don't I do the same to them? I wonder how they would react. Since, that experiment was over. Rest assured that the last chapters would only be posted once.

I think there's at least 2 or 3 chapters left to be written. I might end it on my next chapter and then post a sequel. Whatever. All I could promise is that I'll finish this.

I recommend these said books to read:

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: for those people interested with dark romance novels. The love between vampire and a human girl.

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder: For those who wanted to be a little bit philosophical. It would help enlighten your minds and appreciate the world better. Who are you? Where does the world come from?


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Living in Cyberspace

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by: XxsTrInGz N' kEyZxX

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Chapter 15: Wrong Timing

Lately, Sakura has been bug for two reasons.

First would be Sai's unexpected, and unwanted, arrival. Next would be Sasuke's odd behavior. She simply can't decipher why her boyfriend was acting weird lately. Usually, she gets an impression like he was trying to tell her something. On the next minute, he would suddenly divert his attention into something else. Such action bothered her to no end, if not annoyed her.

That was the same reason why she decided to have a talk with him. Which was unfortunately, a bad idea. Especially when her dearest Sasuke-kun started claiming that he was Nian07. Her long time online companion/buddy.

"Please Sasuke." Sakura exasperatedly began. "Not now. Don't start with me with that kind of excuse. I mean, have you been that desperate for alibis lately?"

"But Sakura. I'm telling the truth." Came the young debonair's reply.

"Okay." Sakura gave up. "I'll forgive you today. Just don't press the issue further."

"But-"

"Not buts Sasuke Uchiha!" she snapped. "I'm too troubled already. Thank you very much."

The pinkette sighed and stared at Sasuke Uchiha for a while. She was unmoving. Yet you could tell by her expression how much her mind was in turmoil right now.

"I think I needed more space to think." Sakura finally spoke again. "Well, I'm not trying to really break up with you. Let's just say that we needed to cool off a little. Things aren't going right lately. Maybe a little thinking would do us some good…"

"But there's nothing to think about." Sasuke countered.

"That's where you are wrong." Sakura immediately interjected. "There are thinks that we have to think through. All we have to do is give ourselves an ample amount of time. Please? For me? For us?"

"Fine." Sasuke finally gave up. There was no use of fighting here anymore. Not with Sakura finally making up her mind. He'll give her what she wants. But that doesn't mean that he'll give up on her. Not with Sai around. He can't let it happen.

He must never let it happen.

"Thank you, Sasuke-kun." She weakly smiled at him. "I promise, whatever I decide on, you'll be the first one to know."

"Hn."

And then, Sakura hurriedly walked away.

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XxsTrInGz N' kEyZxX

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Sai was utterly pleased when he learned about the current state of Sasuke and Sakura's relationship. He considered this as a perfect opportunity to get back the girl whom he wanted ever since. He felt so smug about winning over the pinkette once more. Especially when the Uchiha was somewhat removed from the picture. Or so he thought.

"Go away." Were Sakura's first words when Sai came to her one day.

"Oh, Sakura. Don't be so rude." Sai tried his best to keep his cool as much as possible.

Frown lines began creasing across Sakura's forehead.

"Are you stupid or what?" she growled at him.

Sai thought about answering the pinkette's angry retort.

"Neither, my princess. I'm plainly hopeful. If not confident enough, that is."

"Very well then," Sakura uttered.

Sai expected her to say more. But much to his surprise, Sakura did something, instead of saying more, to the guy.

In a more specific sense,

Sakura

She punched him.

Right on his pretty face.

"Ow, damn it!" Sai angrily shouted.

"Serves you right, jerk!" Sakura said in triumph before dashing out of the scene. Thus, leaving Sai twitching and snarling about his broken nose.

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XxsTrInGz N' kEyZxX

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When Sakura reached her place, her anger still haven't dissipated that she ended up almost breaking the door of their house. Both Mr. and Mrs. Haruno heard their daughter's rather violent entrance but none of them bothered to scold her about it. They simply knew that their daughter was going through a lot lately and reprimanding her about house rules won't help. It might end up making her tantrums even worse if they push trough it. Might as well let her deal with her anger for now and talk to her later.

As Sakura finally reached her room, the first thing that she did was to stare in front of the mirror. She began assessing her features and notice the horrible change in it. Her used to be glossy and nice hair was a little bit unkempt. Her eyes looked more dull than usually and dark lines began appearing underneath it. Definitely due to days of sleep deprivation. Her skin even seemed even paler than before. In fact, she looked more of a corpse than a living human being.

Things definitely have gone crashing down to her. Her used to be perfect life was suddenly no more. All because of Sai's return. It was like everything came back with him when he decided show up. Her fears, past, insecurities and even the feelings that she once thought to be non-existent anymore came back to her like it was some type recurring disease.

She thought she totally got over him.

But apparently, she didn't.

Seeing him here made it even harder for her to deal with everything.

There were still fragments left scattered from her past. Now, the pieces that she carefully picked up were once again shattered. Now, she have to start all over again.

Everything now seemed to be a void. Like nothing mattered.

Or was it really nothing?

Maybe not. There's her family, friends, Ino, Sasuke and Nian.

The thought of Nian brought back another confusing memory to the surface of Sakura's mind.

Her online buddy had been nice with her. But now, there are certain things to be done. He, whoever he maybe, was part of the past wherein she was still the depressed Haruno Sakura. Now that she was back from the old ghost that she was, she suddenly felt scared about talking to him again. Or maybe, it feel won't right anymore. Whatever the reason may be. It doesn't really matter that much.

She may regret this.

Nian might get hurt.

But she thought this would do her some good.

She's not sure with it. But at least, she had to try.

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XxsTrInGz N' kEyZxX

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"What the hell are you thinking Sakura?!" Sasuke was now frustrated when he learned that Sakura put him on her blocked users list.

What's even worse, she left a message saying:

I'm sorry Nian-kun. I know my decision was sudden. It just have to be done. I really needed it. You have to understand. I can't come up with the right words to tell you. I'm so confuse. Sorry. I just think doing this might help me.

I'm sorry for not telling you about this sooner.

Don't bother sending me e-mails. It would just be a waste of time. I won't open my e-mail address so… Okay, that's it.

All I can promise you is that,

If things get fixed… I'll let you know.

For now,

Goodbye.

"Now, genius." Sasuke mumbled to himself. "What are you going to do now?"

Just as then, his big brother, Uchiha Itachi, peered into his room and heard his brother talking to himself.

"Is it me, or have you gone mad?" Itachi curiously asked.

"Shut up." Sasuke mumbled before grabbing the closest thing that he could grab and throw it to his brother.

Tch. Annoying.

TBC (To be Continued)


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Strings of the magnificent guitar; Ivory and black keys of the piano.

"It would be pointless to chase after someone who was

determined to get away."

You can't experience being alive without realizing that you have to die, she thought. But it's
just as impossible to realize you have to die without thinking how incredibly amazing it is to be
alive.

-Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder