Sexism - a story untoldI. A mother scorns her infant boy forMore Like This
wearing a dress; the fresh print of a
hand mark glows on his cheek.
Meanwhile, his sister plays in shorts
II. Lunchtime and a child, no more than
twelve, hurries home early. Tears
smudge the sleeves of his favourite
shirt as he tries to muffle his sobs.
A girl hit him in the face, but boys must
III. Accused of sexual harassment, a
young man apologizes for complimenting
a lady at the bar. Somewhere in the
crowd, a girl pinches a stranger's bum
whilst her friends screech like hyenas.
She was only mildly flirting with him,
IV. In a restaurant, a woman insists her
date pays the bill. The following day,
he's accused of earning too much and
spending too little.
V. A man is pinned against the wall and
forced into sex. Even though he turns
away, he must enjoy it because he's
just a bloke. Women can't rape men - it
doesn't work like that.
VI. Somewhere in this world, a boy
holds the door open for his crush, a
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"Sai," a sharp whisper. His black eyes looked up to meet the concerned green ones calling his attention. His blank face questioned her.
"Naruto won't be awake for at least a day longer. And that's only a fraction of what I'd normally guess because of his... abilities." The popping fire sent burnt tones streaking through her pink hair. Sai nodded and stood up, taking a deep breath.
"Shall we camp here until then, Sakura-sa... Sakura?" Sakura couldn't help but smile to herself at his incredible lacking in social skills. She followed suit, standing, too, and walking to stand beside him. She looked into the dark sky, admiring the stars silently.
"Yes, Sai," she started, "but I'm afraid our quarters will be slightly different." He cocked his head. "Naruto will be taking the single tent, and we will be sharing the double." He nodded, again. He looked down at the fire, the orange light illuminating his pale face.
"Then I shall set up ours, you go ahead and take whatever medical measures you n
On and On - Chapter 5 - EndTime passed.More Like This
Sakura looked at her watch; counting down the hours, minutes, until Sai would be gone. Hinata had told her she should follow her heart, do what she needed to be happy. But she didn't know, would he make her happy?
The clock ticked slowly in her ear.
You're wasting time! Go find him! That's what her heart wanted.
Sakura sighed and looked at her watch once more. It said 10 o'clock. She only had two hours until he left her life for good. She wiped away a tear that slid down her cheek and graced her bottom lip softly. She was crying and she didn't know why. Is Sai what she wanted?
Her heart said yes. But why was she denying it?
"Sai.." His name fell from her lips before she could control what she was saying. Sai was there for her. He was always there. Never did he disappoint her or break her heart. Sai... was...
Everything to her.
An hour and thirty minutes passed.
Sakura got in her car and rushed to the airport as fast as she could. She had finally made up her mind; Sa
On and On - Chapter 4A moan. A thump. She heard his name being whispered through the door. She was shocked, hurt, and quite confused. Sakura looked through the hole beneath the doorknob and gasped in surprise. Sasuke was making love to another woman, someone she didn't expect to see having sex with her boyfriend.More Like This
Ino scratched her nails down his back, leaving marks in it's place. And as they climaxed together, Ino's eyes met hers and she smiled in victory. The bitch just smiled at her.
Sakura felt tears escape her eyes, as she left his house, never to return again. She continued walking down the sidewalk, sniffling. If it wasn't for her cheating on Sasuke last night, she probably would've felt worse. Sasuke was her everything. Ino was her best friend. Now she had neither one of them to turn to.
She sat on a bench, hiding her face from the eyes of many strangers around her. They were waiting for the bus to arrive; so they could leave. Sakura thought she should leave too, but it wouldn't make a differ
On and On - Chapter 3"He said your name Sakura! What the hell does that mean?!" Sakura drew the phone away from her ear and frowned as Ino continuously yelled. Why was she asking her? She didn't know! "I mean damn! All I said was to come back to bed! I'm fucking pissed, Haruno!"More Like This
"Calm the hell down, first of all! Why don't you ask Sai?" She heard Ino growl at the other end. "I did, all he did was kiss me and well..." Sakura did not want to know what happened after that.
Sakura saw her boss give her the 'evil eye', signaling it was time to get off the phone. "Look, Ino... I have to go. We'll talk about this later." Ino scoffed and hung up before even saying goodbye. The pinkette rolled her eyes and put her phone back in her lab coat pocket.
"Sakura, a visitor is here for you." She blinked. Naruto was the only person to visit her during her night shift and he was on a honeymoon with Hinata for three weeks. "Who is it, Shizune?" There was silence over the intercom. Shizune didn't a
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Sakura sighed softly. The library was her sanctuary; her solace; her escape. But there were high school students interrupting her study and they were driving her crazy. She wanted to go home and relax, maybe play with her kitten some. Anywhere would be better than here.
"Alright class, get with your partners and work on your project." That was his voice. Sakura's eyes widened in shock, as she slowly looked behind her. And yes, he was there, with a class of about twenty kids swarming around him.
How could Sai be here? Why is he a teacher? Sakura thought, as she stared at him. He must've known someone was looking at him, for he looked up and met her eyes. She blushed and turned away.
"Sakura?" His voice was smooth, like velvet. She couldn't even remember the last time she saw him or talked to him at all. Ever since the incident at the beach, they hadn't spoken a word. She thinks she really broke his heart that night.
"Sai, it's so great to see you." Sakura
On and On - Chapter 1Sakura smiled, while looking at the water that was splashing against her feet. She sighed contently and closed her eyes. "You look content." She jumped at the sound of his voice and looked at him standing behind her. He smiled; one of those fake smiles... but... it seemed genuine.More Like This
She blinked. "Oh, yes. I'm very peaceful at the moment."
Sai chuckled and went to stand next to her in the ocean water. "I guess you didn't want to be at the bonfire." When she said nothing, he continued talking. "I didn't want to be with them either. I was going back to the cabin to read. But then I saw you and I thought you needed company."
He looked at her, but she was looking away. "Thank you for caring Sai." He didn't reply. Instead, he grabbed her hand, which definitely made her look up at him. She blushed.
"You're going for a swim," Her eyes widened. "I'm WHAT SAI?!" He smiled and threw her over his shoulder. Sakura punched her fists into his back, as well as kicking her feet. "PUT ME DOWN!" Sakura yel