"Tears Don't Fall"
Summary: Sasuke and Hinata are arranged? And they agree? Hinata is trying to get her parents off her case and Sasuke already has a girl, oblivious to his parents. Hinata decides to help him if he agrees to go along the arrangement. Falling for him was never part of the plan.
Genre: Romance, Family, Friendship
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto!
Chapter 1: Arranged?
"You heard me. You're mother and I have agreed that we both just want what's best for you so we have come to this decision."
"For about a year now," Hiashi replied bluntly.
"A year? And you guys never consulted me?"
"Calm down, Hinata." Hinata's mother had been trying to lighten up the tense atmosphere Hinata was creating.
"Mom! Seriously…you told me you'd never do this!"
"I know…but I had no other choice…"
"There's always a choice!"
"Your mother and I have already decided and this decision is final."
"You know what, I won't go through with this! Do whatever you want but don't drag me into this! I don't care," Hinata walked quickly and angrily to the door before closing it behind her, mumbling to herself as she went. "I can't believe this! I can't believe they're doing this? Argh! AH!"
"Yeah, what's up?"
"I'm gonna be gone for a while so…—"
"Hn…why do you say that?"
"Come on Sasuke. It's me you're talking to."
"I know, I know. I know what to do…but you have to be back within two hours,"
"I don't know. It's father's orders."
"Hn, thought so. What does the old man want this time?
"I'm not too sure myself. Just make sure you're here by then alright. I don't' wanna get my a$s yelled at by father, you know how he gets."
"Yeah yeah whatever..."
"Alright, enjoy your little date with little Sakura-chan!" Itachi said teasingly.
"Eck…shut up stupid Itachi."
Sasuke had hung up before he could hear anymore of Itachi's annoying laugh.
"Stupid idiot," he muttered.
He pushed up the sleeve of his jacket up to glance at his watch before he started the car and began to drive to Sakura's house.
"Sakura! Sasuke's here!"
"A-Ah…! Hai! I'll be down, mother!" Sakura rummaged through her closet nervously trying to figure out if her choice of outfit was right. She walked up to the mirror again to check herself revealing a Janette-D1468 red dress along with a glimmering 3-row clear crystal choker wrapped around her neck. Her pink hair was let down with round volume curls reaching just between her shoulders and her elbow. Some were positioned loosely framing her face, which was lightly applied with make-up.
"Ah…I don't know, I don't know, I don't know…" she checked herself in the mirror a couple times before she ran frantically down the stairs, stumbling along the way.
"Ah…" She grabbed the railing of the stairs as her pink hair flew into her face.
"Hn…" She heard a snicker resembling that of the Uchiha so she lifted her heard up, removing the hair from blocking her view only to see…the Uchiha.
"S-Sasuke…" Sakura tried to gain composure again as she began to walk down the stairs towards the Uchiha who was standing by the door.
"You look fine. Hurry up, I don't want to be late," shot the Uchiha as he turned quickly to the door with his hands shoved into his pockets. As he reached the door knob clicking it open, he turned his head back to the pinkette who was still standing at the bottom of the stairs. "You coming or not?"
"Ah…yes," answered the flustered Sakura as she ran after her Uchiha 'boyfriend.'
"Have fun Sakura!"
"I will, I'll see you later mom," she said as she ran down the walkway, entering the car.
"So…S-Sasuke…" she said fidgeting with her hands on her lap.
"Why are you so nervous? We've been together for how long and you're still like this, Sakura."
"I know, but…when I around you, I can't help but…but…"
"I see, well you better get used to it."
"I'm glad," she replied, flickering a heartwarming smile.
"Did you tell your parents yet? I mean about us," she asked rather nervously.
The corner of his mouth twitched, curling into a nervous grin. "No, not yet but I plan to. I was thinking maybe tonight."
"Yeah, sure, why not. We've been going on like this for two years already. It's about time we tell them. Besides…"
"Let's do it…I…I want to, too I mean," replied the bewildered yet happy Sakura as she smiled graciously.
"Hn…" the Uchiha smirked hearing her response.
Sasuke and Sakura arrived at a rather fancy restaurant, unbeknownst to Sakura.
"Sasuke, what is this?" she questioned, examining the building like a kid who just saw Disneyland for the first time.
"Wait, you'll see. Come on let's go." Sakura smiled at the response and they both walked hand in hand into the restaurant.
It was a fancy, rather classy and elegant restaurant with crystal light chandeliers dancing from the ceilings. Sophisticated music is heard echoing throughout the room. People are chattering, couplings are laughing, smiling greeted and served by benign servers.
"Good Evening, welcome to Akimichi's! Ah, you must be Uchiha Sasuke, right!"
"It's such an honor having you here and meeting you. Ah, I'm sorry for my rudeness, did you make reservations today?"
"Yes, actually. For two."
"Ah, I see, right this way." He escorted Sasuke and Sakura to their seats as he handed them menus.
Sakura continued to look around the restaurant, admiring the scenery, only to catch the attention of the Uchiha, peering behind the menu. A smile carved upon his face as he tried to regain composure.
"Ahem…" It doesn't seem to be working so he tried again. "Ahem." He tried this time a bit louder.
This caught Sakura's attention and she began to eye Sasuke as if she was trying to see Sasuke through the menu. "Hm, Sasuke."
"You know what you want to order yet?"
"Ah, uhm…I'll just have what you have if that's fine with you."
"Hn, still the same."
"Good Evening, are you guys ready to order yet."
Sasuke ordered a simple shrimp dish for the both of them along with a simply glass of water for the both of them since neither or them were too fond of champagne and wine. Neither of them spoke to each other half the time because they were both rather nervous, despite being a couple for two years already. They acted like a new couple on their first date. However, Sasuke suddenly spoke in the middle of their dinner.
"U-uhm…S-Sakura..." causing Sakura to look up to him.
"Damn it!" he growled at himself for stuttering. "Stupid. Gosh, dang it."
"Ahem, Sakura I was thinking…" Sasuke sat up, trying to fix his usually nervous posture. "Would you—"
Whataya want from me, whataya—
Sasuke sighed in frustration, picking up his phone, leaving to go answer the phone outside.
"What Itachi!" he answered with anger and frustration.
"Dang, chillax Sasuke. What crawled up you're a$s and died."
"What the heck do you want?"
"Oh yeah, about that…wait am I interrupting something becau—"
"Just hurry the sh*t up, Itachi."
"Ok, ok…gosh. Well apparently father has summoned for us and he wants to meet us now."
"Damn the old man."
"Well, you better head there now before father starts to send a round of bounty hunters. Ha-aha!"
"Shut up stupid."
"Fine. I'm on my way now."
"Alright then, I'll meet you there."
"Damn it," he muttered under his breathe as he shoved his cell phone into his pockets and walked back into the restaurant.
Hearing footsteps approach her, Sakura looked up to see a solemn Sasuke.
"What's wrong, Sasuke?"
"We kind of have to leave right now," he replied unemotionally, however a tint of disappointment and frustration is heard.
"Oh, um…ok. Let's go then," Sakura said standing up ready to leave, however there was also disappointment, discerned in her eyes and the tone of her voice.
They both got up to leave, with Sasuke paying for the meal and leaving a tip.
The drive back was rather quiet until Sasuke felt the need to explain the disruption. At the same time, Sakura noticed that the direction in which Sasuke was heading was not the way to her home. Before Sakura could ask, Sasuke spoke.
"My father wants to meet me right now, so we're heading there."
"Ah…uhm…but they don't know about us yet, Sasuke."
"I know but since my father insists on meeting me now, I might as well break it to him."
"But…will he be—"
"I don't care what he thinks."
"B-but he's still your father."
"Don't worry about it, alright. I'm gonna tell him whether he likes it or not," he replied sternly.
Sakura couldn't help but smile the whole way there. This was what she loved about Sasuke, but she could never bring herself to tell him that, especially knowing how stubborn he is. But she still loved him.
Sasuke and Sakura arrived in front of the Uchiha Enterprise, which is owned by his father, also known as the headquarters of all Uchiha branches. Sakura had been here a couple times, however she had never gotten the chance to explore the inside of the building. Instead, she would just secretly stand outside to wait for the Uchiha, which is rare, since the Uchiha would be the one to pick up his girlfriend from work.
They both stepped out of Sasuke's car and walked together, hand in hand, into the mammoth building. They both took the elevator up to the top floor where Fugaku's office was. When they reached the top floor, exiting the elevator, they ran into an exhausted Itachi.
"Sasuke,"shouted Itachi panting as if he just finished participating in a triathlon.
"Itachi? What's with you?" Sasuke asked a bit startled by Itachi's 'ambush.'
"Dad's…he…he's…setting up an arrangement!"
"An arrangement? Wha—?"
"An arranged marriage!" he whispered into Sasuke's ears.
Hearing this, Sasuke's eyebrows shot up with his eyes widening as he did so. "What! That stupid old man did what?" Sasuke was angered, furious, and ready to trample on anyone in his way at the moment. With his blood boiling and his body flooded with a killer intent, Sasuke quickly released Sakura's hands and ran straight to his father's office.
"What happened?" questioned a confused Sakura.
"It's best you ask Sasuke yourself," replied Itachi as he was beginning to catch his breath. This left a worried and confused Sakura as she just stood there, clutching her hands, looking in the direction Sasuke ran off to.
"Where's that old man?"
The secretary was startled by the sudden entrance of the enraged Uchiha. "A-ah…Uchiha-sama!"
"Where is he?"
"Oh, he's—" she said gesturing towards the door leading to Fugaku's office, but was cut short as Sasuke ran past her, barging into the room where his father patiently sat on the couch waiting for him.
"What the hell are you up to old man!"
"Ah, Sasuke. So I guess you've heard from your big mouth brother Itachi."
"What's this about an arranged marriage?"
"Your mother and I have decided that it is in our best interest as well as yours that you go through with this arrangement. I won't take no as an answer."
"Well, that's the only answer you're getting!"
"I-I'm sorry, I'm late!"
Both of the Uchiha's turned their heads in the direction in which the tiny voice came from. Sasuke's eyes widened at the sight of the gasping and wheezing figure.
"Sasuke, meet your fiancée, Hyūga Hinata."
End of chapter 1!
To be continued…
Up next…Chapter 2: Deal!