Sakura seeing Sasuke blush for the first time? i couldn't stand thinking about how it happened by myself anymore haha (Blank Period Please :,))
I got excited at imagining this too! I got several ideas but somehow the prude and pure one felt more fit? hope you enjoy this one!
It is not exactly the first time she sees Sasuke blush, she’s had plenty as they’ve grown up. He’s a human and he had also had moments when he had been embarrassed. She had grown fond of them, like every other memory of the boyish and younger Sasuke she fell in love with. Like when he was caught saying something that would be more fit for Naruto to say; or like when he had tried to act like he knew when he clearly didn’t, she had seen him blush and she had loved him every time.
This time it is different, because he’s blushing at her. Their trip lead them to a stop at a festival near where they were wandering, they had no intention to stay too long, but the festive people seemed to rejoice at their visit and had insisted in them to stay.
They had been traveling together for a while now, and Sakura had taken that as a sign that Sasuke was finally accepting her feelings. Along with his company, she could tell in the way he glanced at her with fondness. She had always answered by smiling back.
However she came into experiencing a twist to their interactions that day, when they were looking around during the festival.
They were busy ninjas, working in a busy world; whether it was back at Konoha or now, as they traveled, they had been so invested in lending a hand whenever they could, that their interactions were sensed as one that comrades have, affection kept to the minimum besides the casual tugging of his sleeve every now and then, or ending up curled next to the other without noticing.
Both of them had known better than to let those things affect their progress, because despite of knowing where they were meant to get, they were still new to experiencing the closeness of the other, and they wanted to take their time in learning this new side of them.
So it happened that night, while Sakura was taken away from him by the lodge maids and Sasuke was taken by the old man owner of said lodge, they experienced something similar to what some people would label as ‘date’.