Sakura x Akatsuki
Sakura's Boarding School Cliché
It was about halfway through dinner at around 5:45 PM. I was enjoying a lovely dinner that consisted on lasagna, salad with vinaigrette, and garlic bread, but right as I went to swallow, Tsunade decided that it was a marvelous opportunity to tell me that she's transferring me to a boarding school. No, not just any boarding school which, by the way, is bad enough. It's a boys only boarding school. I then commenced going into a coughing fit because the food went straight into my wind pipe.
'What in the hell is going on here?'
'Dude, don't even know. Do you think she hit the sake a little too hard before dinner?'
The first words that scrambled out of my mouth happened to be the following: "What? Why? Also, why a boy's boarding school? In case you haven't taken the time to notice or care, I'm a girl!"
"Yes, and that's exactly why I've chosen you to go to that school. Okay, also it's because it was the cheapest option."
She chuckled at her last statement a little, but was probably trying not to go into hysterics because of the look I had on my face which was a mixture of confusion, bewilderment, and disbelief. As you can imagine, that must have looked ridiculous.
"That makes absolutely no sense!"
"Well, as you know we're not exactly rich, and-"
Okay, this was getting utterly ridiculous, so I decided to cut her off.
"Aunt Tsunade, that isn't what I meant. Exactly what I can't wrap my mind around was, how does me being a girl, going to a boy's boarding school make sense? Are girls even allowed to register?"
She gave me an understanding(?) look with a hint of smugness, or that's what I made it out to be at least.
"Sakura, to answer your questions, no, girls are not allowed to attend. Also, that is why I have chosen that boarding school."
"I'm not following. At all. What-so-ever. That's a negative, Ghost Rider. " I said with a deadpan tone.
She sighed and put on her 'Let's-Get-Down-To-Business' face.
'This should be some damn good explanation.' I thought dryly.
'You're telling me, man.'
"Well, I know how much you like breaking the rules, so I'm making you do just that. You are going to be under a new identity as a guy and if you get caught, you must face the consequences. This is going to be difficult no matter what, and it'll take quite an effort to uphold that identity. If you do make it through your last two years of high school with flying colors, and your identity has not been found out by the school or by the law, you just might realize for yourself, that maybe being a rule breaker isn't as appealing as you had originally thought. There is no backing out of this, and I know you may be very upset and feel completely betrayed by me, but this is tough love Sakura, and you are going to learn your lesson one way or another. I love you so much, and I hate to see you going down this road because you are such a brilliant and talented girl and if this is how to get you on the right track, then so be it. I'll be damned if I see you destroy your life before you start it. I know that you are capable of pulling this off, and that is the only reason I'm even considering this."
She started out smug, but when she was nearing the end of her speech she had apparently felt the gravity of her own words sink in. I thought I even saw a little bit of regret cross her face for a split second. She didn't like this either, but as angry, disgruntled, and as sick at heart as I was, I knew why she was making me do this. I love her too, and we were each other's only family.
It hurt. Like absolute fucking hell. However, I understood. I was shell shocked, couldn't even think straight, and Inner was silent too. I could tell that Tsunade knew that her words had hit home. My face was completely void of emotion, and the shock made it hard to even breathe for a minute.
"M-May I be excused?" Damn, I stuttered, but at least I kept my voice level. I really need to grasp this situation. She was dead serious because Tsunade was never one to bluff or beat around the bush. As soon as she gave me the go ahead that I so desperately needed, I quickly got out of my chair and briskly walked out of the room and up the stairs to my room.
Grabbing a towel and pajamas, I all but ran into my bathroom and started up my shower. Now, call me weird or crazy , but I do my best thinking about life and, well, thinking in general when I'm in the shower. I stepped into the scalding water and lathered the shampoo in my hair (Bed Head: Manic Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner), and was pondering all of what Tsunade said.
'Inner, you've been awfully quiet.'
'Yeah, I'm just thinking.'
'You actually think?'
'Now whose being the sarcastic bitch?'
'Outer, you haven't said anything whatsoever about this whole thing.'
'I don't even know what to think, well, other than we should accept it and do our damnest to make sure that we don't disappoint Tsunade anymore than we already have. We have totally deserved this afterall.'
'Outer, I think you've finally grown your own spine. Hell yeah! We're gong to rise to this challenge, and we're going to prove that we can change for the better!'
'Now who sounds lame?'
I rinsed out the shampoo and started putting conditioner in. While I left the conditioner in, I lathered and scrubbed the rest of me with my favorite peppermint body wash. I then proceeded to rinsing off, and stepping out of the shower. After put on my favorite Coca-Cola pajamas I had bought at Wal-Mart, I walked downstairs to let Tsunade know that I wasn't too sore about this whole situation and that I am willing to do this to prove that I'm capable to improvements on my outlook.
'Well, here we go.'
'Let's just get this over with, man.'
Tsunade was in the kitchen putting dinner away and stuff. I didn't think she had noticed me yet, and I silently brought the used dished into the sink from the dining room. She looked up at me surprised by how I was taking this situation. I decided to break the silence.
"Hey, Aunt Tsunade?"
She looked at me hesitantly like I was going to start yelling at her at any given moment.
I gave her a look to let her know that I didn't hate her guts, and that I wasn't going to go berserk and throw the dirty dishes at her head.
"I'm sorry. I know that I'm not getting out of this, and 'I'm sorries' won't change that. So, I will accept this and I'll make you proud by changing my ways. I love you too, and I won't let you down again."
She looked at me like I had grown a second head. She then let out a breath that she'd been holding in and visibly relaxed. I was immediately embraced by my aunt and I was shocked frankly.
"Sakura, you never cease to amaze me. You are an incredible niece, and you have handled all of this better than I thought would be humanly possible. I know that you won't let me down, and I don't even think you could. You're stronger than any other person I've ever met, and you are going to start school on Monday."
She rushed the second sentence. I gaped at her openly like a fish, pointed at her incredulously, and sputtered like an idiot.
'I can't even believe this! Monday is in two days!</I>' Inner and I thought/screeched simultaneously.</P>
Tsunade was backing away slowly rubbing the back of her neck nervously with a sheepish smile.
"Well, I think I'm gong to retire for the evening. Goodnight Sakura! Love you!"
She all but ran to her room.
I was inwardly seething.
'What in the hell was that? Aaaaaargh! I'm going to kill her!'
'Cha! How about we get her when she falls asleep?'
'Not a bad plan, Inner. Not bad at all.'
"She won't know what hit her, shannaro!'
We mentally nodded in unison. She was going to pay for this one way or another. It was just a matter of when. I stomped up to my room and was about to text Deidara when Tsunade yelled something at the top of her lungs from her room.
"Oh yeah, Sakura. I forgot to confiscate your phone because you are grounded from it until you move into the school! Bring me your phone this instant! Thank you!" She yelled from across the house in an amused tone.
I nearly fell out of my chair.
'Is she kidding me?'
'I don't think so, dude.'
'Damnit to hell in a handbasket!'
"I'll be right there!" When I finally got to her room, I all but chucked it at her head.
"Here's my stupid phone."
"Sakura, do not speak to me in that tone. If you think your phone that I pay for is stupid, then you don't have to have a phone at all."
She said in an authoritative manner.
I stomped out of her room and into mine, where I picked up where I had left off before dinner, on my skull and three entwined roses charcoal sketch. Once I finished the shading I had brushed my teeth and went to sleep, but not before staring at my ceiling in agitation for the oncoming events.
It was 7: 15 AM Monday morning in my beautiful 1969 shiny, solid black Chevy Camaro. I Sakura Haruno, was on my way with all of my belongings, and moving to a boy's only boarding school. As I hauled my entire life up to the thirteenth floor of the building which I am suppose to be living in as a boy for the next two years of my life, I had gotten a paper with my schedule and the name of my roommate.
'We have a fucking roommate? That's the last thing we need to make this any fucking harder on us. What's the guy's motherfucking name?'
Fuck. My. Life.</FONT></FONT></SPAN>