Chapter 3: Memories
…What I did, what I say and what I endured during those tragic days will haunt my memories…
Sasuke got up from her and lend her a hand. Sakura turned her body, now her back was lying on the floor, looked at Sasuke with wide eyes. Sakura could only gape at his eyes looking at her.
"What are you doing here, Uchiha?" Sakura asked not ignoring his crimson eyes staring directly at her. Sasuke retreated his hand to help her and glared at her. "I should be asking you that. You're in a private property…"
She glared at him and got up, dusting herself and folded her arms across her chest. "This is my apartment; you're the one who's trespassing in a private property." Sasuke smirked at this and let out a piece of paper and showed it to her.
"Actually, I bought it awhile ago. You're husband sold it to me and I gradually accept it, for now." He explained to her while smirking at her expression while she was reading the paper.
Sakura looked down at her feet and sighed, she can't argue with his husband right? She is only his wife. She looked around to see most of the place was still covered with white cloths. Her face made a small smile while walking to furniture that was covered.
"Let's clean your house shall we?"
As they clean the house, everything went silent inside, only the droplets of rain can be heard between them. Sakura, completely uncomfortable with the eerie, looked at him in the corner of her eyes. She looked at his face that was paler then before, his bangs was now longer, his body became more leaner and more manly before he left.
Sasuke-kun…Do you love me?
She sighed. It was a year ago, he rejected her for the second time. The year also he left her crying in the same spot were he left Konoha, searching for power with Orochimaru.
Sasuke-kun, I love you! I'll do anything!
"Oi, Sakura, are you done on your side?" She snapped back from her reverie and looked at Sasuke, who was holding two cups fro them. She nodded and went to his side as they sat down on the small couch.
Silence occurred again as they drink their tea. Sakura looked at the window in front of them, admiring the droplets of rain splashing on the glass. She sighed and sipped on her cup, not minding what he his doing.
"You can stay until the rain stops."
"I…don't mind." Sasuke implied while looking at the window also, he thought it will be the best to enjoy this moment with her without inhibitions in his mind. He looked at her in the corner of his eyes. 'She changed.' He thought and looked back at the window infront of them.
"So, what happened to the great Uchiha during his one year mission?" She asked attempting to start a conversation with the dark-haired shinobi next to her. He sighed and leaned on the edge of the couch.
"We just retrieved a forbidden scroll with the Suna ninjas and accepted the other missions from Gaara." He stated not staring at her. She glared at him and put down her cup and crossed her arms against her chest.
"For the record, it's a preparation for S-rank missions until you are qualified being an ANBU." Sakura said sarcastically. Sasuke noticed it and smirked. "I'm no ordinary Jounin…I tell you before hand that I, Uchiha Sasuke, will be an ANBU." Sasuke stated with pride. Sakura glared at him and looked away.
"Ne, Sasuke." Sakura started while looking down at her cup. Sasuke looked at her, telling her that he is listening to her. Her hands gripped tightly at the cup as she looked at it. She sighed and turned to him. "While you're at your mission, did you missed Konoha?" She asked.
Sasuke looked at her wearily and put down his cup at the center table. He put his arms at the back of his head and stared at the ceiling. "Yes, I missed Konoha." He said. Sakura looked at him, waiting for him to say more, yet he just remained there quiet, looking at the boring ceiling.
"It's just a year, I didn't come back like I'm with Orochimaru." Sasuke implied while shrugging. Sakura looked at him and sighed.
Do you wanna go out today?
"Remember the time I asked you out for a date?"
Sasuke was startled at the question yet not looking at the pink-haired girl beside him. He took a sip on his tea and leaned back at the couch. "What about it?" He asked wondering where this conversation will lead to.
"You always said 'no' for an answer."
"But now, you're kinda' begging for me to go out with you."
"No, I'm not."
"Hmm…I thought so, you're letting your ego build up again." Sakura implied while smiling at him. Sasuke looked at her in corner of his eyes and sighed. "What are you trying to say, Sakura? That I've been karma? The world turned against me coz' I rejected you all the time?" Sakura retorted while his fist clenching behind his head.
"I didn't say that."
"Well, you're trying to say that."
"I told you, I don't. What I'm trying to say is that you should be more open to us not putting all your feelings inside a bottle and not letting it out." Sakura looked at him and plumped back at the couch.
"You're being stubborn."
"I'am an Uchiha."
"Well, you're just a stuck-up bastard." Sasuke glared at this and turned his head opposite to Sakura. Sakura hissed in annoyance and turned her head opposite to the prodigy.
Silence occurred again between the two. Sakura occasionally looked to her team mate and sighed every time after it. On the other hand, Sasuke liked the silence between them so he cannot hear another lecture from the Hyugga-pink-haired woman beside him. He moved in his place once in awhile being uncomfortable in his position. 'Great, I should haven't offer her to stay here it gives me the feeling of guilt.' He thought and gritted his teeth as he heard another sigh from the woman.
"Stop it, it annoys me."
"Then, don't listen to it."
"You know, you're in my house…I can kick you outta here." Sasuke retorted while looking at the woman who is now glaring at him. Sakura then slammed the cup on the coffee table leaving a crack on the glass and turned her head to the Uchiha prodigy.
"You're an arrogant-cold-hearted-bastard! I can't stand you anymore! You should have not come back here and be with Orochimaru's grave with him! That's why I didn't wait for you anymore!" Sakura shouted while marchind toward the door, opening it and slammed it. Sasuke looked at her in amusement and return to his posture.
Sasuke-kun, are you okay?
Sasuke looked at the cup she's hold before she left and sighed in annoyance. He ran his hand in his hair and looked at the rain.
Sasuke-kun, can I train with you?
The droplets of water splashed on his window as it made a sound. His new home was now silent as her aura started to fade. He sighed again.
I'm Hyuuga Sakura, you're ANBU instructor.
Let's just say…I'm happy with my wife, Uchiha.
He clenched his fist.
My wife, Haruno Sakura.
Sakura, once I get back…I'll return it…only for you and you alone…
…I promise… '
Out of his rage, blood flowing on his knuckles as he'd punch the glass of the coffee table. He clenched his fist.
True…It'll surely haunt my memories…END...
Hello guys! I'm back with a new chapter of Lost Love. Now, I'm currently working on with my High School Days chapter so you can already ready so just wait! It'll be out in June…So READ AND REVIEW! R&R! Ja'ne!