I hear someone crying.
It's a soft sound, but it's so sad.
I follow the quiet noise, peering carefully behind trees and bushes.
Who could be out here all alone...
It's getting louder.
There is silence.
The soft sobs quiet.
I pause, looking around.
And then they're running.
He bursts out from behind a nearby bush, stumbling and pushing on towards the path.
I lurch forward, taking hold of his wrist.
He freezes, caught mid-step.
Terrified blue eyes turn to me.
"Don't hurt me..."
I falter, watching as the tears escape quietly from beneath those long lashes.
He sniffs softly, rubbing the tears from his eyes.
He looks so sad.
"I won't hurt you"
I lean slightly forward, wrapping him in a gentle embrace.
He blinks, eyes wide and watery.
I place my hands lightly on his shoulder, pulling away.
"Why are you sad?"
"No one likes me... They're all so mean..."
I tilt my head to the side, pushing blonde bangs away from his face.
"I like you"
"Really? You do?"
I laugh lightly, admiring the perfect blue of those eyes.
"You're prettier when you smile"
He scrunches up his nose, tilting his head.
"Pretty is a word for girls"
I like the way it sounds.
"That's alright. It fits you"
He leans forward and I pause, feeling his lips brush a tiny kiss to my cheekbone.
He says it softly.
I feel my cheeks burning.
"You're pretty too"
I don't know why, but my heart feels warm.
And it feels nice.
"What's your name?"
"My name's Sasuke. Let's never forget eachother, okay?"
He giggles, hugging me again.
I untangle myself gently from his arms, picking a daisy from the grass.
He watches curiously and I straighten, placing it easily in his hand.
"Here. For you"
He stares at it for a moment, and the complete awe in his eyes makes me smile.
He looks up at me.
"Thank you, Sasuke. I won't forget"
His gaze moves to the darkening sky.
The sunlight is fading.
"We should go home now, Sasuke. I probably won't see you again for a while. But let's promise to meet again"
I press a tiny kiss to his forehead, a faint blush rising to my cheeks as I do.
"I promise, Naruto. I promise"
-TO BE CONTINUED-
Chapter notes: Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.
I decided to use Violet's idea. :]
It seems like a lot of fun.
Here's the first chapter.
If you want me to continue, then review.
naruto's 6 years old.
sasuke's 7 years old.