Chapter 1 - Friends and Enemies
'Aargh, someday I am so going to throw that alarm clock out the window!'
Shut the hell up!
That's it!...thought a 17 years old teenage girl who forced herself up and banged the poor alarm clock against her cider drawer until it was dead silent. She then made sure her alarm clock won't make any more ruckus and went back to sleep. 'Finally…peace and quiet! I don't know why I even bothered buying an alarm clock in the first place.'
Little did she know, she will soon jerk up in thirty minutes, realize she had indeed bought the alarm clock for a good purpose, slap herself for being so stupid, and get ready for the most important day of her life. Well…somewhat most important day of her life.
30 minutes later…
'Wait a sec… Isn't today the first day of school! Ackkk!!! I'M GOING TO BE LATE!'
Haruno Sakura quickly flung aside her blanket, jerked up, and looked at the time. "Ahhh, it's eight-o-clock!! I'm going to be late!! Stupid, stupid, stupid!!" she shouted and took a quick shower. It was truly a miracle as to how she had ever managed to find some time to take a shower. She then quickly got dressed, grabbed her backpack that was already prepared the day before, and ran out of the house.
Before Sakura left, she quickly said bye to her black cat with bright orange stripes, called Yuki, and raced out of her house. She had found her in the dumpster when she was just a tiny kitten. She never knew why nobody wanted a cat like her. It's not everyday that you see a black cat with orange stripes.
Sakura had just recently moved to Tokyo and lived mostly with her cat since her parents were always on a business trip in the states. Sure, she gets lonely sometimes but she had a strong mind. She knew how to live by herself at the age of ten and learned that her family isn't always going to be with her by the age of eleven.
Her parents were workaholics and Sakura respects them for that since they were trying their best to earn money just so she could live comfortably. If one was to rate the Haruno family's wealth, they would classify them into the middle class family. They weren't wealthy nor were they poor.
Since Sakura's parents were always on a business, it was understandable that they left as soon as they moved to Tokyo. In a good way, Sakura had all the freedom and money she wants. No, she was not spoiled, in fact she's generally helpful around the house and she's really responsible… except when it comes to waking up on time in the morning of course.
Nonetheless, if Sakura doesn't hurry up now, she was officially going to be late!
"Almost there, just one more block! I have five more minutes! School doesn't start till 8:30." Sakura muttered optimistically.
However, just when timing went so well when she arrived at the entrance of Fiery Leaf High with only one minute left to spare, she bumped into someone while turning around a sharp corner. And she bumped into that somebody hard.
"Oww…I'm so sorry. I am just on my way in my class so i really apologize!!" she said hastily and saw a really handsome boy with black raven hair and matching onyx eyes as soon as she looked up at the victim she bumped into. The sight of the total hottie left her in trance for a minute of two but then she remembered about the unlimited time she had and hurried over to her locker.
Sakura had been on a tour with her parents around the school before the semester started so she already knew where everything is. She found her class without fail as well and arrived just in time when the bell rang. Her teacher, Kakashi-sensei, a silver-haired guy with a mask covering half of his face introduced her to the class.
"Class, we have a new student today meet Haruno Sakura." Kakashi introduced with utter boredom and flipped out a small trusty novel from his pocket.
"Nice to meet you all!" Sakura greeted and put on her sweetest smile. It was important to leave a good impression on the first day of school.
"Whoa… she's a hottie…" A boy whispered to his classmate. Then there was a whistle in the back. "Pink hair and green eyes…I like that."