"I challenge you to a game of volleyball!" Naruto pointed a finger at Sasuke, eyes blaring with fiery determination.
"Hn," was Sasuke's reply. He didn't make a move to acknowledge Naruto was talking to him.
You sighed. Sometimes you felt sorry for Naruto. Although you have a major crush on Sasuke, it doesn't mean you can't sympathize with Naruto. There was just something about Naruto… Nah, Sasuke's cooler.
"Sasuke, let's play volleyball. It's been a while ne?" you smiled at Sasuke. Although you have a crush on Sasuke, you never showed it. Perhaps it's the personality of yours. Whenever anyone got too close, physically or mentally, you felt insecure. You would wave your arms around screaming, "Do you now what's called personal space?" perhaps Sasuke ca relate to you with all his fan girls.
"Hn," was Sasuke's reply but he got up and walked towards the volleyball court.
You mentally cheered success at yourself and followed Sasuke onto the court.
"I'm teaming up with ____-chan," mumbled Sasuke.
"What?" you said out loud. You were really crappy with volleyball. Whenever you hit the ball, it would either hit the net or go out., the only thing you can do perfectly was serve and set the ball. Sasuke tried teaching you but…
--- Flashback ---
You dug the ball aiming it to go over the net but it just missed. You tried again but this time it went straight up. Luckily, Sasuke spiked it over.
"Do you need help?" asked Sasuke. He stepped behind you and when the ball came, took your hands in his and wrapped his arms around you, brought his head next to…
"Oh me gawd. Do you know what personal space is?" You waved your arms around crazily. The ball bounced in front of you. You took it in your arms and served it. You tried to laugh it off but you felt yourself blushing madly. "I'm gonna sit out for a while. It's too sunny," you said.
--- End flashback ---
Great way to spoil the perfect romantic moment right?
You sighed. You have stopped playing volleyball since then. You were absolutely sure your volleyball skills have diminished into nothing but a mere grain of sand.
'Look on the bright side ____! Better than nothing at all right?' you though.
Taking a deep breath, you walked onto Sasuke's side of the volleyball court. Your heart was beating erratically.
'What if Sasuke tried to help you play volleyball agoain?' you stopped in your tracks.
'Nah,' you thought. 'He probably picked you so he could hit more balls making Naruto look like a loser. Naruto-kun. Ganbade!'
You headed to the baseline and out of reflex, you caught the ball that was thrown at you.
"You can serve first," smirked Kiba.
Your mind was already exploding with negative thoughts. 'Oh shit… It's Kiba. I cannot lose this serve, I an so dead if Kiba serves. I am not reliving another black eye."
You stepped back and served the ball over the net, Naruto dug it deep. The ball spun towards the net and Kiba spiked it over. Sasuke dug the ball up.
'Shit!' you thought. '____ if you miss this set, there could be a possibility Sasuke is going to think you are a moron and try to help you again. Oh me gawd, that is so not happening!' you set the ball perfectly.
Sasuke spiked it over but Kiba blocked it. You tried to hit it but fell. The ball hit your side.
"Oh, you're slower than before… is it because you haven't been playing for a while?" smirked Kiba.
"Damn!" you punched the ground.
"Don't worry, ____! It's my turn to serve!" laughed Kiba. You just wanted to punch that smirk off his face.
Kiba walked towards the baseline flexing his muscles at any girl that would walk past. They would giggle, scream, blush and huddle together. Some would even get as extreme as fanning themselves.
"Pfft. Show off," you grunted.
Kiba served the ball towards your side. "Freaking bastard!" you screamed. "Stop picking on me!: you dug the ball and it went slightly too far- towards the side line.
'Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit!' you thought. 'Sasuke wouldn't be able to get it over.' True to your words, Sasuke set it up.
"Try spiking, _____" said Sasuke.
You jumped up and saw Naruto jump up. Instead of spiking it hard, you tapped it gently out of Naruto's reach. You mentally cheered but you happiness disappeared when you saw Kiba dug the ball.
Naruto set it while Kiba spike it over. You ran back getting ready to dig it when you tripped. There was a loud crack and you landed hard on your ass in the sand.
"Ah!" you screamed in pain. In mere seconds, your ankle swelled to the size of an egg. You grasped your ankle, making soft moaning noises and wincing in pain.
"Are you alright?" Sasuke was by your side in the blink of an eye. He slowly touched your ankle but that mere touch sent you hissing in pain as your eyes wrinkled up trying to hold the tears in.
Naruto sat next to you. "Do you think you can get up?" he asked. "We'll each tak an arm and-"
You made a move to get up but Sasuke held you down
"Don't put any weight on it," Sasuke said.
"But we have to get her- HEY!"
"WHAT… WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" you screamed. Sasuke had lifted you in bridal style and was carrying you towards the life guard tower.
"Hey, I'm sorry kay?" Kiba looked uncertain.
You smiled and punched his arm and finding it very hard when you were in Sasuke's arms. "Don't worry man. It's not your fault. Your worried face is killing your good looks. Play on with Naruto. Don't let anything stop you!" you cheered.
Sasuke stayed silent as he continued to carry you towards the life guard stand.
When you reached the lifeguard stand, Sasuke sat you on a chair. You winced in pain when your ankle was slowly paced on the floor.
"How may I help you guys?" asked Kisame. Kisame was a senior at your school. Anything water related he would participate in. This includes swimming carnivals to swim school, relay team to water polo team. He was even a professional surfer volunteers for life guarding during the holidays.
"I think I heard something crack when I fell," you said. You could help but chew on your bottom lip trying to distract yourself from the pain.
"Let me get you some ice for now, yeah? But you have to get that foot checked out, 'kay?" you saw Kisame's smile and you couldn't help but smile back. Sometimes you find him so sweet, giving up his extra time to volunteer to be a life guard.
When Kisame left the room you turned to Sasuke. "Ne, Sasuke-kun, do you think Kisame has a girlfriend? I mean it'll be a shame if he had to do lifeguard duty as his girlfriend has no boyfriend to hang out with right?" you had no idea why you were babbling. It was not the first time you were alone with Sasuke but you were looking down and twiddling your thumbs like a shy little girl.
Sasuke frowned but his facial expression quickly returned to emotionless. "Does it matter?" Sasuke's voice was not just emotionless but empty. However, you swore you heard a hint of annoyance in the midst of it. Perhaps you little crush had altered your hearing.
Sometimes you wished he wasn't so emotionless. Maybe he was just not interested in what you think about other guys or maybe,,, maybe he did like you. You hoped it was the latter.
"Sasuke-kun, I think…I- I- I think I have a crush on this guy, do you think… do you think, you know, do you think I should… tell him?"
There was silence. Then "Hn." Then silence.
You chewed on your lip nervously. Did he know you were talking about him? Was he getting annoyed you were acting like one of his crazy fan girls?
"I'm going to leave," was Sasuke's final reply. He turned and walked out bumping shoulders with Kisame.
"Wait, Sasuke-kun! Ah!" you were about to run after him before remembering you had injured your foot and was not ready to put any weight on it yet.
"Sit down, ____-chan! You shouldn't get up let alone put any weight on that ankle." Kisame passed you a pack of ice.
"Thanks, Kisame-senpai…" you pressed the ice to your ankle and mentally sighed. You pondered why Sasuke left so suddenly and why he was acting so strangely. Did he purposely bump shoulders with Kisame?
Then it hit you. Did Sasuke mistaken you to think you were in love with Kisame? 'Oh no,' you thought. 'I'm going to have some serious explaining to do.'
--- Time skip: Two days ---
Your ankle had nearly healed. Luckily there was no fracture, just a sprained muscle. Never the less, the doctor said to sit down more often and if possible don't put any pressure on that foot.
However, you need to attend the first day of shcool. You couldn't risk missing out school at that time. You needed a scholarship to get into university but if you missed one day of school, you are going to have a hard time catching up on the work.
You closed your locker and limped off to the volleyball courts. That was your usually hanging out spot even if you didn't play volley ball anymore.
"Are you alright?" asked Sakura in her usual fake and annoying tone. Everyone knew she secretly hated you for hanging out with Sasuke so she decided to capture Sasuke's attention by playing volleyball.
You fake smiled at her. "Of course."
"Oh ok then," Sakura walked past you and purposely bumped into you so you lost your balance and dropped all your books. "Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to," she said but she didn't make a move to help you pick up your books.
You picked up your books and slowly stood up. You groaned when you realized you had dropped one book. You limped towards it and slowly bent down, trying not to put any weight on your injured foot.
A hand reached towards it and picked it up for you.
"Thank you- Sasuke-kun! Good morning!"
"Hn," Sasuke handed you the book and was about to walk away when you held onto his arm.
"You know when I told you how I- well how I like this guy? I-"
"I don't want to know about your love life."
"Let me guess, Kisame agreed to go out with you."
He started to walk away but you grabbed his arm and spun him around to face you.
"That's not it! The person I like is-"
"HEADS!" someone screamed.
You looked back and saw the ball heading straight for your head.
You squeezed your eyes shut but instead of getting another back eye, warm arms wrapped around you, spun you behind them and the ball hid with a loud thud- the sound of hitting something flat and hard- someone's back.
You eyes flew open to see Sasuke looking down at you.
"Did you say something about someone you like?" asked Sasuke.
"The person I like… the person I like…" you chewed on your lower lip nervously.
"You know how cute, hot and irresistible you are when you chew your lower lip?" asked Sasuke.
Sasuke stared back down at you and you felt your stomach doing tumble turns. "Sasuke-kun…"
You mind was screaming, 'Take me already!' but your body did not make a move.
"The person I love… is you."
The last thing you can confirm was absolute reality was Sasuke's smirk before you melted into the realm of the clichéd "happily ever after" with your personal prince charming: Sasuke Uchiha.