This is my first fanfiction! Hurray! *sparkle sparkle*

I made it rated M for later on in the story in case you were wondering why...

Heh, anyways, I hope you like it ^^

Review if you want :3


The blinds on the window snapped open in Sen's room. Sunlight hit her eyes, wakening her.

Groaning loudly, she pulled the covers over her head and attempted to escape the bright light filtering through her eyelids. She gasped when her mom pulled the pillow out from under her head.

Sen shut her eyes tighter and pulled the blankets into a cocoon around her sleep-deprived body.

"Sen, sweetie if you don't get up now, you'll be late."

Her mom's tired voice was muffled from above the covers. Waking up Sen in the morning was a pain that ended up with her screaming at the top of her lungs and the stubborn tween ignoring her cautions and threats of her being late and getting in trouble.

What a life.

Even though her warm bed made her think otherwise, Sen slowly slid from the inviting heat and sat up waiting for her mom to start yelling at her.

When she said nothing, she peered up at her mom's pale expression through her bangs. Her face was so thin with dark bags under her eyes. She was the color of death itself; pale and sickly. Sen was just so damn tired of her mom looking like the weight of the world was on her shoulders; tired of all the burdens of life crushing the pretty woman's features beyond her age into wrinkles. So tired of doing nothing about it, when she knew she should be the one to help her loving mom, when she had been nothing but a warm and supportive shoulder to cry on when she needed it. It was what she owed her mother; to take away the pain.

Especially since she was the cause of it.

"I'm up, I'm up…" she managed before standing and making her way to the bathroom.


Sen was alone.

Not that she minded it, she though bitterly, in fact, she preferred it that way.

Friends were just more people to worry about, to hurt.

It was better this way.

She found herself thinking what it might be like to have at least one friend. How selfish it would be, to have some pleasure in life, when the only thing she had ever caused was pain.

So much pain.

She wasn't disserving of a friend, nor did she want one, she told herself.

It was more of a reminder she realized now as she walked, loathing the smiles of young girls face's as they gossiped and played with their friends. When had that changed?

No. She wasn't allowed to think like this, concluding her stray thoughts as she touched the Hitai-ate displayed on her forehead.

She would not let herself.


Sasuke was in deep thought as he approached the academy.

Those eyes haunting and mocking him with each weak step, a far cry from his brother's confident and powerful stride.

That night he was crying, he felt powerless as he lay there starring into those cold and unforgiving eyes that burned holes through his very being.

Sasuke clenched his fists and scowled as he remembered his brother's words.

I will allow you to live.

But what was the point in living if he was so dead inside?

Allowing him to live was a punishment for a small 12 year-old boy with the burden of restoring his entire clan.

He could easily end it, Sasuke thought darkly as he ghosted down the hallway to his classroom.

Would people really notice his absence? Would they even care if he cease to exist on this unforgiving planet?

Would he care?

"SASUKE-KUNNN!"

The annoying voice shook Sasuke from his suicidal thoughts.

Maybe it wouldn't be so bad to just end it.

"Hey! Sasuke! Over here!" Sakura's voice echoed down the hallway.

Sasuke glared at her annoying smile and walked right past her, not caring that her happy expression fell at his lack of acknowledgment.

He smirked as he thought of the pained expression on her face as she stared at his lifeless body. He almost smiled at the thought of all those annoying girls crying at his funeral, the clueless idiots thinking they ever had a chance and that they had lost something. Yes, he almost smiled at that thought.

Almost.

But, alas, if he died his brother would continue to live. He was the only one who could kill his brother. It was his one sole purpose to keep on going; to face each new day.

So he kept on living.


Sen walked in the classroom to hear girls bitching over something probably just as annoying as their voices.

She glanced at the time: 9:00 am. They were already driving her insane and the day had yet to begin. Why was her life a living hell?

"No, I want to sit next to Sasuke!"

"I was here first!"

"Yeah? Well, I was here before both of you!"

They were so airheaded.

Sen clenched her teeth and calmly slipped past the useless quarrel. If they were going to ruin her day before it even began, she might as well have some fun messing with them. She could at least allow herself to have a little fun.


The girl's face was expressionless as she slid into the seat next to him.

Sasuke gave her a sideways just as equally passive glance as the annoying bickering subsided.

She turned her head to face him and gave a small smiled before she motioned down to her hand.

He barley contained a smirk as her fingers counted down from 5…4...3…2…

"Hey!"

The girl bit her lip, obviously trying hard not to laugh at her preciseness when the first burst of protest erupted.


"I'M SITTING THERE!" A girl with brown pigtails shouted while slamming her hadns onto the desk.

Sen turned her head and slowly faced the girl. If looks could kill, Sen thought. She smirked, only making the steaming irritation on the nuisance's face grow.

"Well, you're obviously clueless," Sen's eyes narrowed. "because I'm obviously sitting here. Maybe you should get your eyes checked, baka."

That shut her up.

Sen watched the girl's face with pleasure as it turned from red to blue, trying to come up with a clever response. In obvious defeat, she stormed out of the room.

Probably going to cry.

Tch.

She wondered what all of these girls saw in Sasuke anyways. He wasn't so great. Sure, he was hot as hell, but he severely lacked a personality. Isn't that half of attraction? Personality? Sasuke treated these girls like dirt every day of their lives and they still came crawling back for more. She just didn't understand why.

Sen felt Sasuke stiffen almost unnoticeably in his seat next to her. She shifted her glare towards the unmistakable new presence. Her scowl deepened.

Oh great.


Naruto was crouched defensively on the desk in front of Sasuke.

He wondered what was so great about the 'amazing' Uchiha Sasuke.

Sasuke looked up with the infamous Uchiha glare across his stupid face.

Naruto glared back into those annoyingly black eyes that he hated. Hell, he hated the person they belonged to.

"Naruto! Get away from Sasuke!" Sakura yelled.

Naruto looked towards the raging girl. "Sakura…" Naruto grumbled under his breath.

He turned back towards Sasuke to further glare at the Uchiha bastard.

That was a mistake.


"Wha…" Sakura stammered.

Some idiot had bumped Naruto into Sasuke causing the two to, uh, lock-lips. Sasuke and the clown both pulled away gagging and couching in disgust at what had just happened.

She couldn't believe it…SHE was supposed to be Sasuke's first kiss! Naruto was going to pay.


Iruka-sensei was at the front of the class trying to contain his laughter at the obviously hurting Naruto sulking with two black eyes and a bloody lip. His the corners of his lips pulled into a small smile.

Damn, he thought, girls are harsh.

"Quiet down everyone!" Iruka waited until the talking died down and all eyes were on him.

"Congratulations, you have all passed the academy and are now Genin! You should all feel very proud of yourselves; you worked hard to get here!

"I will now assign each of you into squads of three and one squad with four, since we have an un-even number. Those squads will be lead by a Junín." He paused, curious to his former student's reactions.

When he was pleased with the excited chatter between peers he continued, "Alright, alright, settle down! I will now read off the squads."


"Squad seven," Sasuke's former sensei started, "will be Uzamaki Naruto, Haruno Sakura, Uchiha Sasuke,"

Great.

"… and Tatsuki Sen."

The girl next to him stiffened. Interesting, Sasuke intrigued, so her name is Sen.

"Haaa!" Sakura shouted with glee.

She would be in his group. Damn. The fates really were unforgivable. That will only slow-

"WHAT!" Naruto leaped up, causing his chair to fall back with a loud metallic crash. "Iruka-sensei, why does a super-ninja like me have to be with an idiot like Sasuke?" Naruto seethed, interrupting Sasuke's silent protest.

Iruka sighed. "Naruto, you had the worst test scores, while Sasuke had the best. We tried to even out everything by putting the best student with the worst student."

Sasuke smirked and quietly spat, "Just try not to get in my way, loser."

Naruto looked appalled as the class-mostly the girls-laughed at his comment.

"WHAT DID YOU SAY?"

"Hard of hearing?"

"ARRRGH! SASUKE! I'M GONNA KILL—"

"NARUTO! SIT DOWN!" Sakura interrupted. For once, Sasuke was glad for her usually annoying interruptions. All this shouting was giving him a headache.

He glanced at Sen who had still said nothing. Her expression was blank, and for once Uchiha Sasuke felt what those idiots felt when they looked at him for some kind of answer, but got a white wall.

He was going to figure this girl out.