Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
lackingwit would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Sorry

By lackingwit

Drama

Sorry

Requested by a friend of mine on tumblr. This story can be found there at boriqua-chan . tumblr post / 50681295898 / sorry

"Sasuke?"

Her voice was sweet, covered in a blanket of grogginess. She'd just woken up. He should have let her sleep; it was obvious she was worse for wear. Of course, she would be — now that the war was over, she was swamped. There just weren't enough medics to go around. He knew he should have just let her sleep. It would have been good of him to just let her sleep — to never even bother her again. Never bother anyone again.

Sakura rubbed her eyes with one hand, using the other to keep her robe closed. Her eyes were so red, and there were bags under them. It was his fault. If it hadn't been for him, this damned war wouldn't have even had to happen.

Sasuke was not one to be self-conscious or unsure. He was a man of action. Even if, as recently proven, those actions were not the best ones. He was not someone to second-guess himself. But, looking at those hazy green eyes and that tired pout, he couldn't help but shift his weight — it was imperceptible, unnoticeable, and in her sleepy state, Sakura would not have picked up on it. Still he shifted his weight and looked over Sakura's head, into the darkness of her house. She hadn't bothered to even turn on the lights.

He couldn't look at her face. He couldn't look at it or he'd remember all the times he'd tried to kill her, all those times he'd broken her — and worse, he'd remember how she didn't give up on him, how she so stubbornly refused to give up hope. That hurt most — her faith in him. Faith he didn't deserve, because look at all the damage he'd caused. All the people he'd killed.

He didn't deserve to be trusted, and yet here he was, walking the streets of Konoha free as a bird. Free to walk another day, free to visit people who he shouldn't.He shouldn't be visiting Sakura when she had work to do and he had broken her so many times. Yet here he was.

Sakura yawned. "Sasuke-kun, what are you doing?"

There she went with that insufferable suffix. In the brief time he'd been with her and Naruto, she never used it. He'd missed its presence, but he never questioned it. He didn't deserve the honorific, not any more. Did he ever, really?

She was so tired she was using it in his presence. Guilt nudged itself into his chest, though it had already been there. All those people he'd killed, all those things that he'd done, all that blood shed — and now the guilt of not letting Sakura sleep.

If Sasuke could kick himself, he would. He wasn't one to feel guilt, or remorse. But here he was.

All he could bring himself to do was stare at her — then she yawned again, forcing her eyes to keep open, and Sasuke shifted forward. It was easy to pick her up — obviously she hadn't slept well and she was too tired to fight him. All she did was squeak and rest her head on his shoulder, her mouth opening up into another yawn.

He should have let her sleep.

Sasuke sighed a bit. She seemed too light — he didn't like it. She was stressing, and it was making her eat less. It was his fault. "Sakura," he murmured, easily making his way to her room. It was a guess at the doors, but he had good luck — in this anyway. She fell onto the bed softly, eyes fluttering tiredly.

"Sakura," he whispered again, pushing a strand of pink hair from her face. She looked so tired he wasn't sure she was listening. "I'm sorry." For everything. For the things he'd done to her, to her friends, to their friends. For the things she didn't even know he'd done. For the things that kept him up at night and broke him. "I'm so sorry."

He didn't think she heard him. It didn't matter. He'd said it; he'd needed to say it.

Sakura curled around, eyes fluttering open just a bit. "I know," she muttered, her voice sweet and dark with sleep. She didn't say she forgave him. She didn't say she loved him. She didn't say anything other than those two little, almost inaudible words.

It was all he needed to hear.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, lackingwit
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Dessie Williams: loved the book. the plot the characters all just great.I think it's a must read. once you start this book it's hard to put down. hope it gets published....I think this book is a must read.great job!!!!

Prime Rabel: Love the writing and explaining the whole world was simply magnificent. The writer kept the pace up and was eager to finish this novel although it ended so soon. Would be waiting and love to read its next part. Thumbs up to the writer for such a great peace and taking me back to medieval times of...

Riskaninda Maharani: This story told about love between Christopher Schlösser (a German) and Anggia Selestina (an Indonesian) that happened in Düsseldorf, Germany in an autumn. The German autumn which was so different with the autumn in the other four season countries, especially in Anggia's eyes when her heart-movin...

Bernsigns: This is an age old story, but with excellent plot twists that I didn't see coming. I truly liked how the story slowly, but steadily revealed the secrets. There were secrets I didn't expect, which kept me wanting to read. I always love a happy ending, with a little bit of real life mixed in. Th...

Anna Karolína Kroll: It kept me guessing the whole time and it was full of emotions. The plot twist was great, I love how it's up to my mind on how the characters look but maybe more details wouldn'thurt on both characters and places.There were couple of grammar errors, but not everyone's perfect. I would buy this bo...

Rohan Kohli: The story is a real nail biter and really makes the reader move with emotions of the characters.And the plot of the book was just amazing and really made me anxious about how will the story end.Few grammatical mistakes and a typo here and there but over all a great read!

christylynnr5: This was such an amazing story!!! It showed newly found friendship slowly developed into love. The story never got boring and always had drama happening to keep you reading. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who loves a good love story!

RodRaglin: Your writing is very good, Rachel, but remember you also have to entertain the reader and in that regard it's a bit sparse in action and dialogue.Consider when revising...When starting a new story always consider your protagonist's Goal - what they want; Motivation - why they want it; and, Confli...

Isha Chaudhari: Amazing book ...the most beautiful part is the kind of relationship Carla has with Peter. However, the epilogue was the one that surprised me the Most....Carla getting married to Peter....when in the book her relationship is mostly discussed with Ridian.Was a bit confusing thus.Lovable book that ...

More Recommendations

Alkira Joan: Great story, I found it hard to read especially the dialogue. You just need to fix up some spelling errors and the gramma .I enjoyed this book. was a little hard to get though.,.,..,.,.,,..,.,.,, , , , ,.,, , , , , , , ,., , ,.,,,,,

Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...