"My brother is an evil sadistic monster. The reason he didn't kill me was because I was too weak not because he loved me."
"I don't believe that, I think he loved you."
"You don't know what you're talking about!"
"No you don't! If he loved me, he wouldn't have killed our family! He would've paid more attention to me, would've taken me training like all those times that he promised me he would!"
"H-he broke his promises all the time! And I hated him! And I will always hate him! So don't tell me he didn't kill me because he loved me, because he DIDN'T!"
"And I vow from this day forward that I will hunt him down and kill him! I am going to train every single day and become stronger than him. Way stronger and so that one day my father, whose up there in heaven, will look down at me and be so fucking proud of me!"
"I, Sasuke Uchiha, will kill Itachi Uchiha, so you can just shut up, and stop talking about things you don't know Sakura."
"No you won't."
"No one has the heart to kill their only brother."
"Oi, training's over." Kakashi announcing closing his book while his three pupils lay on the ground completely fatigued. Kakashi smiled at them knowing that today's practice was one well done. He was quiet amazed at how far Naruto has progressed since Team Seven had been established. And Karin wasn't too bad herself. Her ability to sense chakara was quite advanced for someone her age.
Sasuke stood up and brushed the dirt that collected on his pants. He walked around the field picking up some of his kunai's that were lying around on the ground. Kakashi eyed him with his one visible eye and smirked. He wouldn't deny the fact that the remaining Uchiha was strong, very strong. But he could tell that Sasuke had, well an ego problem. Eventually his cockiness will catch up with him and that same day Naruto might pass him.
Kakashi chuckled softly, That'd be one hectic day.
"Dobe, lets do some more training." Sasuke demanded. He walked over to Naruto and twirled his kunai around his finger. Naruto rolled his eyes.
"I can't, duh." Sasuke's left eye twitched.
"Why not? Too tired for more training?"
Naruto scoffed, "Hardly. I gotta visit Sakura-chan today!" Now it was Sasuke's turn to scoff. Ever since Naruto met that pink haired girl, he's been visiting her every single day after training.
"How can you put up with her? She's so annoying!" Karin whined wiping some of the sweat from her face. Naruto glared at her.
"You don't know her like I know her!"
"Psh. I don't see why you're getting yourself so attached she's going to die anyways." Karin said crossing her arms.
Naruto fumed as he walked over to her, his body was hovering over. "You take that back! She's going to be fine because I'll protect her!"
"What the shit are you talking about? You can't protect her from her own fatal disease."
"YES I CAN! AND I WILL YOU JUST WATCH KARIN YOU'LL BE-"
"Oi, calm down." Kakashi sighed, figuring it was time to intercede this little conversation. "Naruto for your own well being, I have to agree with Karin."
"What! But Kakashi-sense-"
"Listen. I don't want you to get too attached, because what Karin says is right. Unfortunately, she has a limited time here with us and it'll hurt when she has to go."
"So what if it does hurt when she's gone? At least I'll have some memories with her, and that's all that matters to me, just her memories. So I will spend every moment that I can with her!" Naruto said proudly stuffing his hands in his pockets. Karin rolled her eyes.
"You're so melodramatic."
Naruto ignored her, "Well, can I go see Sakura-chan now? It's Friday and the little kids are waiting for me!"
Kakashi nodded his head, smiling softly behind his mask, "Hai, hai, you can go now."
Naruto smiled his go-lucky smile and ran off.
"He's an idiot." Karin muttered.
"Ah, yes he is." Kakashi agreed. But also quite proud of his hyperactive student, he's one to live life to its fullest, and he was quite jealous of that.
"Che." Sasuke replied staring at his retreating blonde friend.
"…At least I'll have some memories with her, and that's all that matters to me, just her memories…"
"Wait up, idiot."
Naruto turned around and saw Sasuke trudging slowly behind him with a deep scowl on his face.
"Are you following me?" Naruto asked confusion thick in his voice.
"Shut up." Sasuke retorted narrowing his eyes at him. Sasuke walked past him shoving him slightly as he past him. "Let's go, or do you want to keep Sakura waiting?"
"What?" Naruto asked running to catch up with him. "You want to come as well? You never come with me to visit her!"
"So? Why are you-" Naruto stopped talking and just decided not to question Sasuke.
'He's so weird…'
Sasuke watched Naruto run down the halls of the hospital, completely passing, what he remembered as being Sakura's door.
"Where are you going?" Sasuke demanded following the dobe.
"To the children's room!" he called back.
Sasuke wanted to ask more, but you know, that'll be un-Uchiha like.
Naruto finally stopped by a double door at the end of the hallway and opened it with such a huge smile of excitement on his face. Sasuke's never seen someone so excited just to see a bunch of sick children.
Behind the door Sasuke's eyes narrowed at the annoying pastel colors that burst from him at all angles. The room was filled with kids of all ages some hooked up to a portable machine and some of them were bald, probably suffering from some form of cancer. Sasuke got chills just looking at them. The room was huge and lots of nonsense drawings on the wall, and toys scattered all over the place.
"Naruto!" One of the young boys with bright red hair, with no visible sickness, came running up to him with a huge smile on his face. He was missing his two front teeth. "Hi! We thought you weren't going to come today!" He said happily.
Naruto bent down and patted his head, "Of course I'd come today Kei, why wouldn't I?"
The boy nodded happily and he looked over at Sasuke his green eyes huge. "And you brought a ninja friend! Oh, today's going to be so cool!" Naruto laughed.
The boy grinned happily, "Hey everyone! Naruto and his friend are here!" The boy called out. Most of the kids turned their beady little eyes at them and started to crowd around them, shouting all types statements.
"Naruto, come play truck driver with me!"
"Naruto tell me about you're awesome duper ninja missions!"
"Naruto wanna be the dad, when we play house?"
"Ha ha ha," Naruto laughed obviously enjoying the attention. Sasuke rolled his eyes; children were a pain in the ass, even if they were terminally ill or not.
"Hi guys!" A melodic voice called out. Sasuke and Naruto both turned their heads in the direction and there Sakura sat in the corner of the room playing with a little brunette haired baby. She looked up at them with her crystal green eyes and her long petal pink hair was tied loosely at the ends with Ino's red ribbon. She wore a spring green dress with white sandals.
"Sakura-chan!" Naruto called out happily, rushing through the crowd and ran up to her. Sakura greeted his happiness with a glowing smile of her own, and then her eyes ran over to Sasuke.
"I haven't seen you in a while, Sasuke. How are you?" She asked.
Sasuke shrugged and looked away from her. Naruto pouted.
"Oi, Sakura-chan, forget about Sasuke-teme!" Naruto proclaimed, suddenly regretting Sasuke coming with him. "Hey, little Ayame!" Naruto greeted the little brunette taking her from Sakura, and placing her on his lap as he sat down next to Sakura. He bounced her up and down his leg.
Ayame giggled happily, saliva spilling down her chin. Sasuke twisted his face, disgusted. Naruto chuckled softly as Ayame played with his orange jacket. "So how's she doing?" Naruto asked Sakura. Sakura's smile faltered a bit, as she grabbed a tissue and started wiping the drool on her chin.
"Doctor says that she's doing fine, and her brain tissues are reacting well to the medicine they've given her."
Naruto looked back at Ayame, "Well that's good." Sasuke watched the exchange between the two of them, something stirring uncomfortably in his stomach.
"Naruto, Sakura, you two promised us that you'd tell us a story today!" A little girl with pigtails called out calling them over. Sakura laughed picking up Ayame.
"Right we're coming!" Sakura stood up and walked over to the cheering group of children. Naruto stood up as well, and looked over at Sasuke who was standing there looking quiet uncomfortable.
"You don't have to hang around if you don't want to." Naruto stated.
"But you're not doing anything."
"I'll stay." Sasuke repeated pulling up a miniature bright red chair, and sat down. Naruto shrugged, and ran over to the group who were waiting for him.
Sasuke watched as the two of them acted out a scene, where Sakura told the story and Naruto acted it out behind her, causing the children to laugh every now and then.
Sasuke glanced next to him and saw a little boy with long shaggy blonde hair. Sasuke raised a single eyebrow and returned his attention back to the play Sakura and Naruto were acting out.
"Sigghhhhh!..." the boy sighed louder scooting his chair closer to Sasuke.
"What?" Sasuke demanded. The boy looked up at him with his brown eyes, and shrugged.
"Oh…nothing." Sasuke rolled his eyes and crossed his arms. The boy sighed again and crossed his arms mimicking Sasuke. Sasuke growled softly under his breath, and the little boy growled softly under his breath as well.
"Damn it what do you want?"
"…Will you stop staring at me like that?" Sasuke asked, glaring at the boy. The boy grinned in response and leaned forward resting his arms on the table and staring up at Sasuke awe-struck.
"You're a ninja?"
"Is it fun?"
"Yes, killing people is quite amusing." Sasuke muttered sarcastically. But the boy didn't seem to catch on to the sarcasm.
"I'm sure it is! It must be so exciting!"
"I want to be a ninja too! Just like Naruto!" The boy exclaimed. "Can I try on your headband?" Sasuke scrunched up his face, and looked at the boy almost as if he just asked Sasuke to stick his hand in boiling water.
"'Cause I said so."
"S'okay," The boy said unnerved. "It doesn't matter 'cause when I get older and the doctor finds the cure for what I have then I can go to the Academy and be a ninja!"
Sasuke looked at the boy questionably, "A cure? What's your sickness?" The boy smiled.
"I have the same thing Sakura-chan has!" The boy looked over and stared at the just said female with adoration gleaming in his eyes, "Sakura-chan says I can be whatever I wanna be 'cause one day they'll find a cure for me, and they'll save me."
He looked away from Sakura and looked up at Sasuke, "Sakura-chan says that it's too late for them so save her, but she'll do everything she can do to encourage the doctors to find a cure for me!"
Sasuke throat suddenly felt dry.
"Sakura-chan's so awesome. Did you know she's my girlfriend!" the boy grinned happily staring back at Sakura. Sasuke snorted, and the boy narrowed his eyes dangerously. "You don't believe me?"
"Hardly. What are you seven?"
"Six." He corrected.
"Right, and she told you this? That she was your girlfriend?"
"Hai! Of course she did, I asked her out and everything!" The boy still saw the doubt in Sasuke's eyes. "You still don't believe me? Fine I'll call her over and I'll prove it to you!"
The boy hastily jumped out of his chair and ran over to Sakura grabbing her arm while she was in the midst of her story and dragging her back to where he and Sasuke were sitting.
Sasuke coughed uncomfortably as Sakura stood in front of him completely dazed.
"Ask her!" The boy demanded pointing at Sakura.
"Ask me what?"
"What's going on?" Sakura asked. The boy rolled his eyes obviously, Sasuke was not going to ask her anytime soon.
"Sakura-chan aren't you my girlfriend?"
Sakura widened her eyes, and smiled her crystalline smile. "Of course I am, Satoshi. I told you that I was." Sakura giggled and kissed him softly on the cheek. Satoshi's face turned bright pink as his smiled cheekily, and turned to Sasuke smiling victoriously.
"Haha! Told you!"
Sasuke's jaw clenched slightly annoyed, Annoying little brat.
"Now, leave Sasuke alone, and go join the rest of the kids, I'm going to start a new story!" Sakura said cheerfully clapping her hands. Satoshi nodded happily and skipped over to the group of kids sitting on the carpet watching Naruto perform a one man show.
Sakura stared at the retreating form, "Satoshi's so cute."
"Hn," Sasuke replied. Sakura turned to look at Sasuke a small smile on her lips.
"I really do hope the best for him."
"He's such an awesome kid. I think of him almost as my little brother, and I want the doctors to do whatever they possibly can for him, because I can't stand the fact that he's dying slowly. What kind of person can just watch their brother die?"
"Like if I don't do everything possible to help him, then it's like I've killed my brother, and I don't know if I can handle that kind of guilt, you know?" Sakura added looking up at Sasuke, pure innocence in her eyes.
"…Sometimes…" Sasuke started shakily.
"…Sometimes the situation is different." He started, looking at Sakura intensely. "For some people there will be some sort of freedom once their brother is dead."
"What are you saying?" Sakura asked horrified taking a step away from Sasuke.
"Are you saying that I should just sit by and let Satoshi die?"
"Wha-?" Sasuke started but was interrupted.
"How can you even mention those words? Nothing you say will ever change my mind, and stop me from doing whatever I can to save Satoshi!" Sakura screamed at him.
"That's not what I meant!" Sasuke managed to spit out.
"Really? Then what did you mean?" Sakura crossed her arms, and Sasuke stood there his mouth open, but nothing came out. What was he supposed to say? Go into detail about his entire life with this girl, in the middle of the children's hospital play room?
"What's going on?" Naruto asked running up to them, looking nervously between a really a pissed Sakura and a confused Sasuke.
"Nothing." Sakura said bitterly and walked away from them and towards Satoshi who was now playing with a fire truck.
"Whoa, what did you do?" Naruto looked at Sasuke, but he was already out the room door. "Um..okay…"
"Hey Naruto! We gotta go save princess Ayame from the burning building remember! It's an A-ranked mission!" the little red headed Kei said excitedly, grabbing Naruto's hand.
"Ha! Of course! We are ninja's after all, aren't we?"
Wooo! I've updated, props to me! Lol!