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I'm sitting with an empty glass and a broken heart, Thinking to myself what have I done, Cause as my future got bright we started losing light, And I couldn't see that you were the one.
Sakura's keys jingled merrily as she put them in the door lock to let herself into the apartment. It was half-past eleven o'clock at night, and she had just gotten back from a crazy shift at the hospital. It had been an incredibly long day – she had left home at seven thirty in the morning to go to classes and had gone straight from Konoha Medical School campus to the Konoha Hospital, where she was interning under the famous Dr. Tsunade, until just now. The happy sound of the keys was almost cruel to her ears. Her body seemed to ache with exhaustion. When she stepped into the apartment, she was greeted with darkness. "Hello?" She called out softly. There was no answer. Typical. She turned on the lights to reveal a spacious living room with modern furniture, all tastefully decorated in black and white. Her home, which once had felt so inviting and comfortable, now appeared cold to her. Automatically, she went to the phone that sat atop the table next to the plasma TV. Beep – "Sakura, working late again. Don't wait up." – Beep. She stared at the phone as if willing it to speak more, but after the second beep, the phone went silent. The curt messages on the machine were the extent of the conversation between Sasuke and herself these days. Though they lived together, she felt as if she had gone days without seeing him for the past several months. She knew that it wasn't unreasonable that he had to work so late so often. He had recently become the CEO of the Uchiha Group at the age of 24, and the new role came with many responsibilities. The business had belonged to his family for two generations and was one of the most prestigious finance firms in the nation, if not the world. Having lost his family early in his childhood due to a tragic plane accident, the firm had been looked after by Sasuke's uncle, Madara Uchiha, until Sasuke finished business school. Once Sasuke graduated from Konoha Business School, Madara had gone abroad to spend his days in leisure, saying that the business had always belonged to Sasuke and that he was glad to be stepping down. Sasuke, who had graduated at the top of his class from the best business school in the country, quickly made headlines as the new, young CEO in town. Many rooted for his failure; after all, he
"This is Sasuke Uchiha's personal phone." In the end. "and I want to be able to pull my own weight around here. She glanced at the clock.. they had tired each other out and fell asleep on the floor against the couch together. it was almost midnight." she had shot back at him. When she and Sasuke first moved in together. She took a quick shower. stop being so goddamn stubborn – there's no reason you should have to work when I have more than enough to cover everything. however. Sasuke and Sakura settled on a compromise: Sasuke would pay for the rent. and they would split groceries. for Christ's sake. she found herself tangled in Sasuke's arms. She was from a low-middle class family. On top of the ridiculously challenging and abundant loads of school work she had. She was in her second year of the medical program at one of the best and most demanding schools around – Konoha Medical School. I'm unavailable right n –" Straight to voicemail." Sasuke had all but shouted at her. When she woke up. Sakura had had to fight tooth and nail for everything she had ever gotten. She stared stoically at the phone once more before she finally retreated into her – their – bedroom. When Sakura's thoughts made its way back over to the present and she eyed the quiet living room before her. But being so successful at work took its toll on his private life. her smile faded away. The firm thrived under Sasuke. That's never been me. "Sakura. Though Sasuke came from a family of privilege. and she had another day of early classes and hospital work the next day. frustrated. I'm not going to be one of those girls who rely on their boyfriends to buy everything for them. She wanted to wait up for Sasuke. slipped into one of Sasuke's old KU shirts that fell almost to her knees. she wanted to at least talk to him before she went to bed tonight. and resigned herself to sleep. Sakura's lips began to form a tiny smile as she reminisced about that day. Shouldn't he be able to leave work on the same day as he had entered it? She picked up the phone and dialed his familiar number. Sasuke. but she found herself unable to keep her eyes open past 12:30 a. and while her education had always all been paid for by her scholarships. If she couldn't see him yet again. they had an enormous fight over sharing their expenses. but she would pay for the utilities bills.m. Sakura felt as if she never spent any time with her boyfriend of 3 years anymore. "I don't need your money. and it was more successful than it had ever been under Madara or Sasuke's parents. Again. That's not me. After arguing for so long.was still "just a kid. she still had to work for her living expenses. . she was also working as an intern at the hospital." What could he possibly know about being a CEO in the finance world at such a young age? Plenty. as it turned out.
Please leave me reviews to let me know if you like the story and/or want me to continue with it! It's the best feeling ever when people say they actually enjoy the things you write :) CHAPTER 2 . though. It was two in the morning. the lyrics to which is at the top of the story. He reached out and took a few strands of Sakura's pink hair in his fingers.got the inspiration for it from the song. Sakura. And she hated it. She was so close. I'll eventually get crackin' on it. I don't really like the actual song all that much. Sasuke opened the front door as quietly as he could muster. pulling her into him. It occurred to him." A/N: Hey everyone! I've been feeling a bit uninspired with Outgrown lately. He could discern Sakura's small shape on the bed in the darkness from the moon light that shone through their window. He tore off his already-loosened tie from around his neck and discarded his shirt.The last thought she had before she finally succumbed to the deep sleep that engulfed her was that she was getting used to a half-empty bed. Sakura didn't wake up from the touch. not for the first time. When was the last time he saw her green eyes staring into his? She was always asleep by the time he got home nowadays. yet felt so far away at the same time. he withdrew his hand from her hair and placed his arm across her shoulder. It was two in the fucking morning. after all. and pulled his tired body into the bed gently. He swiftly made his way to the bedroom. but I do like the lyrics. Ever the sound sleeper. rhythmic breathing. She also didn't hear the words that he whispered to her before Sasuke himself gave himself in to his fatigue and fell asleep. not wanting to wake Sakura. that the only version of Sakura he knew these days was one of her sleeping. knowing that Sakura must be asleep by now. He couldn't be bothered with changing at this point.don't worry. But first I wanted to start this story . With a sigh. He had to be up in another four hours. since he worked such draconian hours. "I'm sorry. Sasuke stole a glance at his pink-haired girlfriend next to him. which is why I haven't updated in a few days . where he could hear the sound of soft.
She lay still in bed. taking in the relics of Sasuke's lingering scent. She knew it was time to get up and start getting ready for her day. What if I do go see him? A voice whispered in her heart. a best friend clearance pass?" "Yeah. She almost flinched as she thought about the work that she would have to make up if she missed this morning's classes. I'm waiting for the day that your stupid face freezes that way. was making a name for himself as one of Konoha's top public defenders these days. more often than not. ." Came the tense reply. And you just got the secretary fired. Sasuke silently cursed his secretary. However. but she couldn't bring herself to go about her usual routine. She missed it. despite your accusations of me lying to your secretaries to make them let me into your office. "Oi. I'm busy. Naruto had chosen to become a public defender. "I'll have you know that I have actual business to run by you this morning. Sakura loved looking into his eyes in the morning. when pigs fucking fly. She used to love waking up to him. "As many as it'll take to find one that won't let you in. "Go away. therefore. bastard. one of Sasuke's first order of business after becoming the head of Uchiha Group was to bring Naruto in as an independently contracted lawyer for his firm." "Oh come on. That's a good look for you. She buried her face into it. Though he had graduated from Konoha Law School with surprisingly good marks that would have gotten him a position at any top law firm he wanted. Sasuke muttered. her eyes boring into the other side of the bed. She wondered what time Sasuke must have gotten home last night as she pulled the pillow from his side close to her. no matter how much you try to bullshit them.When she woke up in the morning. anyway? Like. you should keep wearing that frown. It was difficult to catch him looking so vulnerable at any other time of the day besides the very early morning. he was gone – as usual. who undoubtedly had been up for several minutes by then. Naruto. They always looked so relaxed and placid. Shouldn't I have some kind of clearance." Sasuke finally looked up at his blue-eyed friend. how many secretaries a month do you plan on going through?" Whined the blonde. and yet – I want to see him. She wanted to see him." When Naruto's voice came from the doorway. with whom he had grown up. Wasn't he paying her to keep people out of his office when he didn't want to be interrupted? Without looking up from the papers in front of him. she found herself waking up to a kiss on the forehead from Sasuke. She almost always slept heavily and was not an early riser by nature.
He was ashamed that he couldn't give all of himself to the girl that he loved. he also knew that his best friend knew his stuff when it came to the law – even corporate law. When the blond spoke again. "You okay. "I have that meeting with the Hyuugas' firm later today. Said your phone was off. "How's Sakura-chan?" Sasuke tensed. that is – send me the exact figures for the bonds as soon as you're done looking it over. around dinner time. it seemed. yet he had no time to devote to her anymore – and this made him feel so fucking guilty that he couldn't stand to hear her voice on the other end of the phone anymore. He would try to convince the bastard to go get something to eat with him around lunch. She deserved the world. Sasuke. Firing Ayume would have to wait. Don't ignore Sakura-chan's calls. She's been missing you. he decided to leave Sasuke to work through the morning. for that matter. "Fine. he felt that Sasuke needed to be reminded of something. since he was perusing a couple of tricky contracts. contrary to his nature. but Sasuke hardly noticed it. He could tell that he was wearing Sasuke's patience even thinner than usual today." Sasuke sighed. Have your secretary – if you still have one. The girl that loved him back despite all of his flaws and despite all the emotional baggage he carried from the death of his family." "She texted me last night. Or any day. Every time he heard her say his name as if he deserved her . though he bitched and moaned about it every step of the way whenever he had to be involved with contracts. his voice lacked the usual boisterous humor." Naruto wore a frown as he observed his friend whom he considered to be a brother. Don't ignore her calls." When he was finally left alone in his office. "Oi." "Aa. Sasuke let go of the pen in his hand and swept his hair away from his face." "Aa. Is that what he's been doing? He knew that it was wrong to shut himself out from her whenever he was at work – which was all the time these days. he was sure of it. and. He certainly didn't have any time to personally fax anything to anyone today. though." Naruto didn't speak for several moments. man?" The blond observed as he seated himself on the couch in the office. Before he left.Though Sasuke considered the blond to be an idiot in many respects. "What time did you leave the office last night?" "Late.
who was in the middle of signing papers. whenever they had one of their infamous fights about this and that. Of course. What was she doing in his office? Her brilliant green eyes sparkled at the sight of him. and he had always been grateful for it. "Sakura. So he had taken to leaving his personal phone off while he was at work these days. That he could make someone so radiant shine even brighter had always baffled him. getting up from his desk and approaching the pink-haired girl. They argued like crazy and had their share of mishaps throughout the years. Sasuke. With her. She could be downright infuriating at times when she wanted to be. But part of the reason he fell so hard for her was that he loved that she could drive him insane – that she could bring out the fieriest parts of him and make him forget all about his past. It was half-past nine. the door to his office opened once again. and Sasuke. where she was with him every step of the way even despite all of the fighting." he said. When left alone to his thoughts. he often thought that she was an absolute madwoman who would surely drive him to an early grave. he could be brought to the present. . Sasuke Uchiha often realized that he hated nothing like he hated himself." When he heard her voice. He couldn't believe that sometimes. Everything she touched seemed to shine. She was with him. but in regards to Sakura. I told you I didn't want to see anyone this morni –" "It's me. Seeing her standing in his office so unexpectedly made him forget about the papers he had been signing a moment ago. his head snapped up. felt a burst of anger at his incompetent secretary once more. "Ayume. He had never thought that he would ever think of anyone in such flourished terms. it came so naturally. Sakura? He glanced the silver rolex on his wrist. they had managed to stick by each other. and he felt a sharp tug on his heart as it dawned on him for the umpteenth time that that her eyes sparkled at seeing him.love when he didn't have an hour to spare for her made him feel as if he were the most worthless being alive. She should have been in class for an hour and a half by now. and everywhere she went seemed to be made brighter by her presence. She was like a ray of light. but through it all. An hour later.
and closed the gap between them with a gentle kiss. Nara's on the phone for you as well as Mr. meeting is in less than half an hour. So . She looked worried." She said her words quietly. he's been trying to get a hold of me for two days. Mr. "Can you take the morning off?" Yes. Sasuke. She should always know that she belonged anywhere that he was. and Sasuke recognized the longing behind her lips. He could see her long. and his heart sped up. sir. She had missed him. This was different from her usual self-assured persona." Sakura flinched when Ayume's words cut through the room from the machine on Sasuke's desk. "It's okay. What was I thinking? You can't possibly skip your morning. and her next words were closer to a plea than a question. "Am I interrupting?" She pulled away from him to look him in the eyes. Uchiha. "No. I –" Sasuke began. Except he knew that it was his own self that made her feel so unsure of her place next to him these days." Her voice trailed away. Sakura. Too quickly. He felt her smile underneath his lips."I'm sorry for barging in. black lashes and feel her small hands curling into his. And just a reminder that your 10 a. I just – it's important." She said quickly. I just wanted to… surprise you. her tone uncertain. too. "Yeah." Even as he says these words. Sasuke. She responded to his kiss gently but passionately. but Sakura had pulled her face away from his already. "Sakura. And I really need to take that call with Nara. her. Sasuke reached his hand out to hold her cheek. Without a word." she put her forehead against his and looked downward. "I decided to play hooky this morning. this meeting. to make them happy together again. "But what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be in class?" He murmured against her. I… I feel like I haven't seen you in forever. Sasuke wanted to say. Sasuke thought his heart felt as though it were being stabbed. he wanted to make her happy. When he realized that she sounded so uncertain because she wasn't sure if she was supposed to be there. but. almost timidly. He hadn't realized how much he had missed her – her flesh. Hatake. but Sasuke could see that the smile lacked its usual brilliance. He wanted to give the love of his life anything and everything that she asked for. "I'm sorry." She shot him a smile. "This was a stupid idea. her lips.m. he was aware that there's nothing more important to him in the world than the girl in front of him. But – "Mr." He leaned in once more to kiss her.
"No. Sasuke. and leave me your thoughts if you've enjoyed the chapters! :) ." She stood on her tiptoes to give him a quick peck on the cheek. she's gone in the blink of an eye. okay? Bye." Without giving him a chance to react. she had said. I'm sorry. everyone. at least." She threw in a small chuckle that sounds hollow to his ears. This company is all you have left of your parents and brother. I know. See you at home. Sasuke. I don't know what got into me this morning. came a voice from inside him. "I should get going and see if I can make it to the end of the lecture. "I'll see you at home.why was this not simpler? Why couldn't he go off with her and make her happy for one fucking morning? You have a responsibility. I shouldn't have interrupted you at work. A/N: Special thanks to usuratonkachixx for being the first and only reviewer so far! Please follow her lead. He thought he had never heard her sound sadder than when she uttered those words.
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