Sakura, sweetie! Wake up, youre gonna be late for the first day! a womans voice sang up the wooden stairs.
Under a pile of pillows and a thick comforter, a muffled groan could be heard. The lump of bed coverings wiggled and squirmed. Soon, a pair of hands snaked out from under the covers and pushed back its contents.
A pink-headed teen sat up and swung her legs over the side of the bed. She pushed some knotted locks of hair out of her face and rubbed her pale green eyes. Sighing in her own defeat, she lazily stood up and walked into the hallway and poked her head down the long staircase.
Fine mom, be down soon
she finally replied then trudged back into her room.
She walked over to an oak dresser and pulled out her required uniform. Her new school was a prestigious private school, meaning no slut clothes and ripped jeans allowed.
Her uniform was a white button-up blouse with the schools logo stitched under the left side of the collar. A dark green tie would hang loosely around her neck, and then tie it when it was time. A green plaid skirt that reached a few inches above her knees and a pair of green knee-high socks. Her shoes were plain and simple, just black slip-on clogs.
After taking out the uniform, she walked over to bathroom, which was right down the hall, across from her parents room and their bathroom.
She quickly changed and fiddled with the buttons on her blouse. She smoothed out her skirt and walked over to her mirror.
It was 5:30 a.m. and her face showed that she wasnt so much of a morning person. The teen pulled out a comb out from her cabinet and attempted to brush out her pink locks. After making the birds nest look half decent, or as decent as it ever would look, she brushed her teeth, smoothed down her skirt once more, and trudged down the stairs with her school bag swung over her shoulder.
Sakura sat down her things next to her chair and greeted her parents. Her father was a chief police-man, while her mother was a nurse. Sakura decided to follow in her mothers footsteps and also reach to be a nurse. She looked up to her parents, they were successful. They had somewhat of an average lifestyle, and an average life. Sakura thought sometimes of it being too average, almost sickening, but ignored it.
Her mother was the lead nurse of the major hospital in Konaha, Harunos Hospital of Konaha. Or, basically known as H.H.K.
She sat across from her father, who was busy reading the paper. Her mother plopped some sushi and green tea in front of her. She smiled warmly up at her while her mother returned it. She took a sip from the small cup and sighed in pleasure.
The tea was a family recipe, something her mother invented. There were different flavors for the mood. It was herbal tea, made naturally from herbs in the forests on the outskirts of the city. The one she was given this morning was just a soothing tea. When they lived in the Tea country, her mothers tea was very popular, and sold lots of them. Sakura would usually spend her weekends helping her mother make the yummy teas.
She took a whiff from her porcelain cup and let the aroma fill her nose. Now she was awake.
After making small talk with her parents and shoving the food down her throat she put her plate in the sink and glanced at the clock.
Ah, 6:03, I have less than an hour to get to school
said thought out loud, receiving glances from her parents.
Sakura, I can give you a ride if you need one. Her father said looking up from his paper. She smiled gently at him.
No, thats Okie dad, Ill just take a walk, its not that far. She said right before she gave them a kiss good-bye, and grabbed her bag.
Bye mom, bye dad! she said skipping over to the door the door and taking a quick glance at the mirror hanging by a wall candle. She frowned at her appearance, but it couldnt be helped now, she didnt want to be late.
Konaha High School was about three blocks away from her house, a nice walk if you dont take it by car.
After getting about 2/3rds of the way there, she glanced across the street and saw a young girl that looked about her age who also had the Konaha uniform. She seemed to be lost.
After contemplating with her inner-self, she decided to help her out.
Hi! I noticed you had the same uniform as me, and you seemed to be lost
she said looking into the somewhat shorter girls almost transparent eyes. Transparent, but had a lavender hue.
O-oh..um..yes, Im g-going to be
n-new at the s-school
I dont know which way it is
she quietly said while finding the sidewalk the most interesting thing in the world.
Would you mind if I walk there with you? Im new also! Sakura stated nicely, noticing her nervousness.
Oh! S-sure! I-Id love that! she said happily looking up at the young teen in front of her. Sakura smiled and gestured for them to continue walking.
This is it
right? Sakura asked staring up at the huge building. A nicely cut lawn and a billboard that had the schools logo printed on it in giant green letters.
H-hai, this is it.. the lavender haired girl said glancing up at her. She then glanced at her feet and fiddled with her fingers.
Dont worry, you and I can stick together, right? Sakura said encouragingly. Soon the young girls head slowly shot up and she smiled brightly.
Im sorry, where are my manners, Im Haruno Sakura! Sakura said outstretching her hand. The young girl took it and put her own within hers.
I-Im Hyuuga Hinata... she said slightly blushing. Sakura smiled gently at her until something flashed from the corner of her eyes and soon her head made contact with something hard.
Gah!! was all she could say because soon her face met with the ground. Hinata gasped and crouched down near her.
S-Sakura, Sakura! she said while slightly shaking her shoulders. Her head turned over and an imprint of a soccer ball was formed on her face.
she said while groaning. She put her face into her hands.
Hey, hey! Are you okay?! a young kid with spiky blonde hair rushed over to her side and kneeled down next to Hinata. Hinata blushed due to the closeness.
The young blonde gently removed Sakuras hands from her face and gasped. Now it was a giant bruise, including two black eyes. Her nose was slightly bleeding also.
He frowned as he turned around to see his friend slowly making his way over to the small crowd. He picked up his ball sitting behind Sakura and stared down at her face. His hands were shoved in his pockets, and his hard glare making it look like it was her fault.
Way to go Sasuke! Look what you did to her!? She looks terrible! the blonde yelled, showing the beaten girls face to the attacker.
Hn, I didnt mean to, if she was fast to block it and move away, it wouldnt have hit her. He said scoffing at the black and blue faced girl.
After Sakura heard this, she ignored the excruciating pain, and sat up.
Well, excuse me! I never knew jerks had such bad aiming! she said pointing an accusing finger at the raven haired teen. He scowled and looked the other way.
Bad aiming? Heh, yeah right! he thought referring to the pink haired victim.
Hinata glanced back and forth from the two teens, noticing the death glares being passed from both of them.
now I got a headache
she said clutching her face once more. The young blonde, known as Naruto, helped the young girl up, and swung her arm around his neck.
Im gonna taker her to the nurse, Sasuke, since I bet your too dense to even think of doing that. He said smirking.
Hn. He replied, but it was hard to hear since he was already making his way toward the building.
Naruto walked with Sakura towards the nurses office, with Hinata trailing right behind. The received many confused stares and glances from the other students in the hallway.
Sakura just kept her head down, not wanting to get embarrassed on the first day even more.
She got kicked in the face?! the nurse said while Naruto laid Sakura down on a bed. Her eyes were so swollen to the extent that she could hardly open them.
Yeah, with a BALL! Naruto yelled, as if it made any difference. The nurse nodded and pointed to a couple of chairs.
Hinata and Naruto took a seat across the room. They watched as the nurse applied an ice pack to her face and medical ointments.
You kids can go to class; she will probably have to be sent home. Her eyes are too swollen to see the board, let alone anything.
Naruto and Hinata slowly nodded and said goodbye, even though she was secretly asleep.
Wait a second Tsunadae! Shinzune, can you grab the phone? Oh never mind, I got it.
Sakuras mom was busy with sick and hurt patients.
*sigh* Hello? she replied to the call wearily.
Hello, this is Nurse Bae, at Konaha High; I have your daughter Sakura Haruno here. This morning, according to her friends, she seemed to have gotten hit in the face with a soccer ball. Shes very bruised and her eyes are too swollen to open them. Would you mind if you picked her up? I can send her friends over with her first day homework
Aah, of course! Ill be right there! Sakuras mom quickly hung up and hurried to her coat.
Dr. Haruno..? Where are you going?! You have surgery in ten minutes?! Shinzune stated. She grabbed her car keys and turned back to look at Shinzune.
Im terribly sorry; can you inform Tsunadae that she will be taking over for that? Thank-you! she quickly waved and hurried off towards her car.
Sorry I got her late, my
car started stalling. Her mother lied as she ran over to her daughter, who was peacefully asleep on an abandoned bed near the wall.
Shes been asleep since seven this morning. Nurse Bae said glancing at the clock above her desk. She walked over to her mother handing her a bottle of cream and a pass for the next day.
Thank you, shell be back tomorrow
hopefully. She replied and picked up her sleeping daughter, not even stirring once.
Mrs. Haruno placed Sakura down on her bed, pushing the thick green covers over her. She placed the ointment down on the table and went down to the kitchen to make some tea.
After school had gotten out, Naruto and Hinata carried Sakuras homework over to her house, just before calling her mom and finding where she lives.
Ah! Naruto-san, Hinata-san! Her room is up on the left. She said greeting them.
Naruto placed her new textbooks on her hard desk near the window, while Hinata put down her packets of work. Hinata frowned at her face, which wasnt as bad as this morning, but still looked like it hurt like the dickens.
Sakura then stirred in her sleep, sitting up alittle, the ice pack that was once sitting on her face now on the ground.
Sakura-chan! Youre awake! Naruto yelled happily, earning a pathetic glare from Sakura. [Due to her eyes being swollen...]
please, keep it d-down
Hinata said frowning at her classmate. He rubbed the back of his head sheepishly and quietly apologized.
where am I
? she then clutched her face and pointed to the icepack on the ground. Hinata quickly picked it up and helped her put in on.
Aah, thanks. she said smiling through the coldness.
Youre in your room; your mom picked you up at school. The nurse said that you were too beaten up to continue the day. Oh yeah, and me and Hinata brought you your homework. Naruto said answering her previous question. She just lightly nodded and muttered a thank-you.
Well, w-well see you a-at school tomorrow, hopefully. Hinata said heading out her door. Naruto copied and followed in suite, but then stopped and turned back at her.
Here, the teme told me to give this to you. Well, I kinda made him do it, but whatever. Dont worry Sakura-chan, Ill kick his butt for you! he said and handed her a crumpled up letter. She took it and smiled at him. He finally waved and followed Hinata. Sakura looked down at the poorly folded piece of paper and opened it.
Che, thats all he could say?! What an inconsiderate jerk! she thought fuming. She threw the piece of crumble up paper in the waste bin next to her desk.
Sakura sighed and pulled the icepack off her face. She stood up and went over to her mirror.
Her eyes were slightly swollen; the icepack opened them up alittle. The lines were the soccer ball had met with her face had disappeared, leaving just the constant pain as a reenactment.
This Sasuke guy will pay
she thought thinking of ways to torment the raven haired teen.
Sighing, she changed into a giant shirt and a pair of sweatpants and headed downstairs with her dirty dishes. It was 5:00 p.m. and her dad was still at work, and her mom had to go right back to the hospital, since they were getting backed-up from her dismissal.
Her stomach growled, so she strolled over to the pantry and pulled out a package for beef ramen. Grabbing a bowl and setting it down on the oven, she poured some hot water into and plopped the packages contents into it.
After a few minutes, it was ready and she took a seat at the table and thought the day through.
well, I met Hinata and Naruto, got hit in the face with a soccer ball, and met Sasuke
she groaned and slurped up the rest of her dinner.
Instead of cleaning her dishes, she just put them into the sink and trudged back upstairs to her room.
There at her desk was the first day homework. It seemed to be snickering evilly at her, waiting for her to complete all two-hundred pages of it.
She turned on her computer and plopped into her chair. First was Japanese. She was given two text books for that and a packet for literature. Then was Ancient Konaha. One text book and welcome guide was given. Finally, art? She gave the book a puzzled look. She opened one of the packets for art and read the beginning paragraph.
Besides sports, Konaha is also famous for the fantastic artists that are born here. Art is and always will be a major subject in this school. the principle then signed their name.
Well, art might not be that bad. PE was also a major subject for them, but textbooks and packets were not needed. It was all physical.
After completing all her homework, she filed all of it into its correct binder and folder and shoved it into her bag.
Collapsing onto her bed due to exhaustion, she glanced at the clock.
As if on cue, her parents ran up the steps and saw her lying on the bed.
Sakura, your mother told me what happened, who did it?! her father said in a protective voice. Her mother placed a hand on his shoulder and shook her head.
Let her go, she can handle this. He mother whispered, acting as if Sakura had mugged.
Alright, night Okaa-san and Otou-san
she waved goodnight and watched as they closed the door behind them. Then her mom popped her head back in.
And Sakura, Ill give you a ride tomorrow.
No, thats alright, Im gonna walk with Hinata and Naruto tomorrow. She said, taking her gaze away from the ceiling.
Oh, alright. Just to let you know, your father and I have to work early tomorrow, so when you wake up, well be gone until dinner.
Okie, night. She smiled at her and turned off the lights.
Sakura crawled under the blankets and snuggled with her pillows before falling off the sleep.
Besides tons of rays of light beaming on her face, her annoyingly loud alarm clock screeched into her ear.
Slamming her fist onto the top, not just turning it off, but also breaking it into five-million pieces.
Geez, Sakura-chan, you didnt have to smash it.
At the sound of that voice her head shot up from under the covers and her face turned bright red.
NARUTO!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY ROOM! she bellowed, scarring the poor blonde to hide behind her chair.
I-I was just g-going to p-pick you up, Hinata and I are g-going to walk to school with you
he replied stuttering like the young Hyuuga.
Oh. was all she said. She did her normal routine as Naruto just sat in her chair and watched.
Wait, Naruto-kun, how did you get in, my parents arent home? she asked turning to look at him. He just shrugged.
The door was unlocked so I kinda just
walked in. he said rubbing the back of his head.
She smacked her forehead, just to feel immense pain.She cringed at the tender skin that she had just smacked by accident, or instinct. Glancing over at her mirror, the bruise was mostly gone, but the pain didnt reside.
Okay, Im not really hungry, so I can just wait till lunch to eat. Otherwise, Im ready, you? Sakura asked the blonde. He nodded dumbly and followed her out.
Hinata was contemplating whether or not to ring Sakuras door bell. They had five minutes before they had to go, and she never liked to get yelled at for being late.
She decided she would and firmly reached out to press the bell, but the door swung open, smacking the poor girl off her feet and onto the ground.
Oh my gosh, Hinata! Are you OK? Naruto asked kneeling at her side shaking her shoulders profusely. She slowly recovered what had happened and blushed at the scene before her. Naruto was too close for comfort, giving Hinata hardly any room to breathe clean air.
Naruto, give the poor girl some room to breathe! Sakura yelled snapping Naruto out of his state. He looked up at her and smiled goofily. Returning his gaze back to Hinata, he helped her up, who thankfully didnt faint yet