You Are Cordially Invited [5/?]
AN: Unedited…but good news, my beta has returned and I’m going to go over the chapter she’s gotten back to me tomorrow morning! Woot woot!
Sakura is so determined to complete everything before her departure, that she would forget to go home if Tsunade didn’t order her to. As it is, she’s been avoiding her house as much as possible since telling her parents about the engagement.
When she’s there her mother (and now Ino) are constantly bombarding her with questions and plans concerning the wedding. The worst part is when they feed into each other’s increasingly more elaborate plans, and then get upset with her when she reminds them it has to be simple or if she is too busy with her work plans to show what they consider to be “proper enthusiasm”.
I wonder if this is how Sasuke felt when all the girls in class used to talk over him, she thinks idly, glancing across the table to where he is silently cleaning and oiling his weapons. Kusanagi is already lying polished to one side as he starts on his set of kunai.
It’s a rare afternoon where neither of them has anything pressing to do in the village, and Sasuke wordlessly offered her the use of his apartment as a quiet space. She’s appropriated half of the kitchen table, spreading it with notebooks and charts and lists of notes in her own shorthand which he’s informed her are incomprehensible.
(She feels kind of proud of that.)