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What plagues your night

I used to have mind convos with myself when I was younger. The conversation which sometimes end up with me being angry at myself for being such a loser in terms of money, wealth, material things, aspirations, success and everything else. I can't remember ever saying nice things to myself during those moments and the ones I remembered were mostly about feeling bad for my self.

I am not the kind to think so lowly of myself, sure I wasn't the prettiest, not the smartest, I was a shopaholic so money was not accumulated in the bank and therefore I was aware that I wasn't getting any wealthier. But those self condemning thoughts were abundant and when I think back I never had a thought at night where I was being thankful to Allah for giving me a healthy body which enabled me to work and gain RMs to go shop around. There was no balance between my self condemning thoughts and my positive thoughts.

The saying that count your blessings is actually better said than done. In my years as an angsty teen and later self-condemning adult I was secretly jealous of people who succeeded in their thing. It was just thoughts since I never acted upon them and now as I think about them all the best thing to do was just wish them well and move on. Just as I try to forget about that embarassing moment where I walked into a glass door at a shop, I should also do the same with my jealous habit.

Now I am focusing in me, in building a better me for the future. I no longer spend night convos about me being a loser for the day, but neither do I count my blessings. Meanwhile life goes on and I stay the same, I should move on, and change my thoughts on what success means to me. Success is a changing thing to me, but right now it means the ability to be in peace and continue life positively.

Fanart

I just watched Shingeki No Kyojin awhile ago and had some fanart drawn. I am so in love with Hanjo, at her characteristics and her close friendship with Levi, of which we in the fandom would interpret as a loving relationship.

Here's a Hange.



By the way I deleted all my fanfiction from this blog. You can read them on my Wattpad and Archive Of Our Own. I want to start writing my own fiction so I will be putting those original fictions here instead.

Levi and Hange

This blog is going to end up as a picture blog I think. I will share more pics in the future since I have moved my ramblings somewhere else.

This is Levihan fanart, introducing Captain Levi and Commander Hange Zoe from the anime Shingeki No Kyojin aka Attack On Titan. They are my ultimate ship at this moment so I am going to draw and colour a lot of them.

My colouring is shitty, as Levi would have said, but I like the way I drew Levi. He's like so seriously listening to Hange. BTW I think Hange looks like Cindy Crawford here, and to me she does not look too crazy here unlike her original design in SNK.


To those still reading and following me, thanks for reading.

I drew this - fanart


These were just some doodlings i did on a weekend.



Some drawing + colour pencil and a touch of water. A genderbend of my otp. I accidentally smudged my ink lines when i was adding water. Pardon my skill, I am amateur in drawing and colouring.

Doodle


Some doodle I did two days ago. It's back to art school tomorrow. 
I should prepare some pencils and papers tonight!


Best video for me this week

I did a lot of watching videos, it's like I have been watching Youtube for the first time in years. Here are some of the best videos for me this week.

5 Seconds of Summer acoustic performance of their own song Voodoo Doll. This video is from 3/4 years ago and one comment said that they looked like they were dancing with their instruments. These lads are talented though I found their voices quite pitchy, well they are teenagers at this time.



Well, they made school instruments sounded cooler than we remembered.



Metalicca!


I also watched Sisters Slam Dunk or Unnies Slam Dunk season 1 and two and they were fun. Through these videos I found more about Korean's biggest female acts, and Minzy from 2ne1. The program was fun and very revealing of South Korea's many crews behind the scene team.

You're beautiful - a rewatch

I was contemplating doing homework but was so sleepy that I decided to rewatch this video instead. Lol. I missed the overly dramatics of a drama series and now taking too many away time from assignmenst alamak!

So I started rewatching from episode 10. Hey let me describe this chapter by chapter.


Episode 10.
Where the bratty popstar He-Yi threatened MiNam/MiNyeo. She demanded that MiNam confess her true identity as a punishment for liking Tae-Kyung. So defeated MiNam/MiNyeo dressed as a girl and tried to tell the truth about herself and their situation at a press junket. She walked into the theatre while the lights were off but the moment the lights went on, Tae-Kyung locked eyes on her and she was instantly pulled into an embrace by Shin-Woo. So with her face pressed into Shin-Woo's shoulders the press couldn't see who it was and Shin-Woo immediately admitted that the girl was his secret girlfriend. Shin-Woo immediately pulled her into the make up room away from the press and their manager.


Episode 11.

Basically the episode where everyone is okay with MiNam being a girl without asking for an explanation. Ok the explanation was that MiNam/MiNyeo's twin who is a male named MiNam was supposed to be the one in the band but was MIA, so a manager with the company asked MiNyeo to take over his place. Therefire MiNyeo assumed MiNam's identity here and began the charade. So MiNyeo was about to go meet Shin-Woo's supposed girlfriend but was held down by Tae-Kyung who in a fit of emotional outburst kissed her. lol. Drama right.


Episode 12

So they kissed but the kiss was awkwardly ended and they both went home light headed. MiNyeo then oveheard Tae-Kyung confessing to He-Yi that she was nothing to Tae-Kyung. Obviously Tae-Kyung the no nonsense guy was telling lies to He-Yi. the singer was nothing to him and he gained nothing by telling her anything. The silly but cute scene in this episode is the scene where Tae-Kyung escorted Mi-Nyeo up to her room. The silly girl had some lotion in her eyes and was unable to look even after washing her eyes with water so had to be escorted to their room upstairs.

That's all I had the time to watch in fast forward and then lunch time ended.


The Hmmmmms

All drama have these elements which makes it endearing, scary, make people connect to it. My grouses when it came to this drama are :-

Why MiNyeo is subjecting herself to Tae-Kyung and agressive approaches. Was not she attending a convent which must have somehow teach her about bullying or something. Also why she let He-Yi bully her into all sorts of things. Why is she so submissive because of her love and awful brother?

He-Yi is so one dimensional and that's not a good thing. She was the only true villain in here, apart from the clueless press photographer bent on finding the mystery girl, and Tae-Kyung's mother who is selfish in everything she does.

Shin Woo's character could be better expressed. Jung Yong-Hwa actor who is a member of band CN Blue is quite wooden in his acting, unless he's angry. He's quite expressive and frightful in the scene where he was angry at Mi-Nyeo for deserting him at their supposed dinner/date.

Why are all the kissing scenes between MiNam/Mi-Nyeo and TaeKyung looks like they are all one sided. Maybe they were portraying MiNyeo's innocence, who was educated in a church.

Tae Kyung is one sob, when it came to dissing the girl who had nothing to do with his mother.



The cuteness

Park Shin-Hye has great comic timing and she is a dramatic artist. She is like a girl next door and I adore her acting.

The inclusion of fanfiction in episode 14. Tae-Kyung mentioned that their fans would be writing about love triangle between him, Shin-Woo and Jeremy. Lol. I cringe at this as I am also guilty of creating a non-canon relationship between two characters.

Tae-Kyung being confused about his emotions, but evolving along the way. I find it a little odd that all the brainy characters are male while all the females are clueless, too innocent and too submissive. Yes I was looking for that word exactly.

Shin Woo was pining and it was cute while it lasted.

The three die-hard fans who provided the other perspective of how fans sees their idols falling in love and their reception of their fave band's new member.



If this was made in 2017

Jeremy wouldn't be having problems with himself having feelings for MiNam whom he knew as male.

They would probably have real fb page and accounts, it's the era of social media.

That's all I got on a sunny Saturday. I'm scheduling this for later tonight. Have a nice long weekend.




Hey there, here's for artistes

Hey this is nice for artists - painters, sculpters, the synonyms and photographers. Deadline is 31 st August 2017. Log in at myceative.com.my (don't ask me how, I am not sure how you sign in)

Link : http://www.mycreative.com.my/news_events/visual-arts-pitch-2

I just knew about this a few hours ago and still figuring how to download the form. :(


Aktiviti tukar hadiah RM10

I like my recent mates at a recent course I attended. We couldn't get sponsors for events so we turned it into a personal thing by each providing a RM10 mystery present and then picking numbers randomly and assigning the list names to the number.

We had the course at Langkawi, a duty free island famous for cheap chocolates, compared to the Peninsular Malaysia price, so I bought chocolates amounting to RM10 (around USD2.30) and send it away to the new owner. Incidentally my best friend got it.

My mystery price was easily recognizable as a picture frame inside a plastic. But it was no ordinary frame, it held a picture of the boat I traveled in when we were on a mangrove trip earlier that day, luckily I was in the pic so the prize was really personal. The other course members told us that the gifter bought it at the jetty of the boat, well I did not notice that they were selling merchandises. It was a great day.

Some other gifts exchanged was a soft toy from Kaison, a mug, a bottle of bath gel with a RM10 note because the gifter thought that the bath gel was too cheap, souvenier keychain, beauty soap, jewellery box, and even a 3 day 2 night stay at Bandung, Indonesia (3 months prior booking).

Clearly the gifts' price did not matter, what mattered was the receiver was happy to receive them and that made the gifter very happy in return.

Boruto Series : My Review

Boruto the tv series was fun to watch. I thought it would be traumatizing to watch thinking that it'll be like filters in the Naruto Shippuden series but actually they are good and intriguing. Since it’s a continuation of an anime which affected my early adulthood, I was apprehensive at first about watching it. But Sarada was intriguing to watch though she came in small doses at first.

I loved and hated Naruto anime but I think Boruto was good from the start. Ok, not counting in Sarada's short dress though. It’s nice to see a mini me version of Naruto having a sister and mom unlike his orphaned dad. I have no opinions when it came to Hinata and Himawari so far so I won't go there.

Anyway I love Sarada’s no nonsense attitude and the use of tech in the ninja world. Hopefully in the future Naruto will have positive screen time with his son to continue his story here. It would be a shame to paint him as a very ambitious child dreaming about being a Hokage who changes the world only to fail miserably as a parent. A parent is not perfect but he/she is not made up of failures, even if you lived with your parent for a day there should be something he gave you - something small, something precious. Ok this talking about Dads who actually takes care of you even for a day. Anyway some screen caps from the movie.

Thankfully the Boruto art is different from the manga ones.


Sad Boruto is sad.


The first foreshadowing of Sarada and Boruto's eventually being teammates.


Inojin and Shikadai, with Metal and someone else as background.


I love ChoCho being very reasonable when Boruto .... ok no spoilers.


Badass kunoichis, I don't know who the extras are. 
The pink one is ChoCho - Chouji Akimichi's and Karui's daughter.


Using ICT in ninja world. Cool.

Bonus!
Spoiler!




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Suddenly a wild Mitsuki appears.


While Orochimaru ran around with Tenzou, his child was snooping on Boruto and gang.



Nanowrimo 2016 : Fire Chapter 19

Naruko couldn’t remember what happened before she awoke on Sasuke’s bed, just that there was a sense of normalness, some kind of feeling settled about waking up to someone good looking, like she belonged there beside him. Then she noticed her clothes which was someone else’s pyjamas top and wished that she could wear something proper and imagined maybe some jeans or shirt and then suddenly her clothes changed and she was wearing the clothing she had imagined.

In her surprised state she had tried opening the door but couldn’t go out. She tried calling and shaking the young man beside her awake but he was not even awake. After an hour of mingling around the bedroom not knowing what to do, and unsure what she was doing she lay back on her original side of the bed and looked at the man’s face lying beside her. She soon fell asleep until she woke again and this time a picture of him and her in a frame appeared on the table by the bed. She wished again to wear something else and her clothes changed into a long sleeved shirt and short pants this time. Next she tried getting out but the door and even windows were closed and couldn’t be opened. Second time she shook the man to wake but he lay deep in slumber. She felt angry but the bubbling anger did not rise and suddenly a thought entered her mind, what if she wait until the man wake. So she lay beside him again and looked at his pale face again and was soon asleep.

Third time she woke she could only remember her first two attempts at escaping the room and then she remembered the photo and took the frame from the table. This time there was a phone next to it and she wasted no time to look at the contact numbers in it but discovered that there was no one on it except a contact named Sasu-chan in it. She tried dialling it and another phone rang a phone which was placed just beside the man on the bed. She browsed the pictures in the phone and mostly there were pictures of him and look alikes of him, probably his parents she thought. Then there were tonnes of selfies, the trend of the day. He was mostly scowling in pictures and rarely smiled, Naruko just felt like there was a deep connection between him and her though she was unsure how long they had been a couple or married or something. Then he woke up and freaked out.

Naruko always the logic one when it came to freaked out people had told him that she was unsure of what their situation but soon persuaded him to exit the room. What happened next was what she had guessed, he was her key to navigating this dreamlike world.

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Sasuke followed Naruko out into the yard and she was standing in the middle of his driveway with her hands on her hips. Her hair was in a bun this time, he wondered whether she imagined that or had actually tied it herself.


“I don’t remember agreeing to play this weird game,” Sasuke said as stopped a few steps behind Naruko. His memory was still hazy he could not recall what happened to cause him to be here. He did not remember meeting the blonde woman for more than ten minutes before this. All he knew that he was weirded out by this situation.

“Do you even remember anything? I don’t.” she said. Then she merely glanced at him before stepping back and standing alongside him.

“I say we just play along and see where we end up. There must be someone around here too who is in a similar situation,” she said walking ahead of him towards a house nearest to the house they had woken up in. “Let’s go there, that house looked familiar enough.”

Sasuke swept his eyes across the street. The streets looked like the street outside his childhood’s house. The road was empty since there were no children living around, the kids were mostly his age and would move out by now. Long ago where little bicycles and skateboards litter the lawn now there were cars on the houses. Some had came back to live with their parents and bought cars. Some parents had even moved out to live in farms away from the cities and now their houses inhabited by the children.

“What should we do if we meet anyone?” Sasuke asked.

“I don’t know maybe pretend like we lost our keys and couldn’t get in the house so we need to stay at their house for awhile before your parents come home or something?” Naruko herself was unsure. She was just guessing too. Everything in here looked and felt familiar but Sasuke was acting like this world was weird though he had admitted that this was his parent’s house.

“See how they react? I am not even sure if my neighbours are still the same people. I haven’t visited any of them since i moved out.”

Naruko glanced back at him and said, “It would not matter because this world is weird and so everyone else will be weird too, we still need to see how it goes.”

Sasuke grumbled and followed Naruko to his neighbour's door and let the blonde woman knock on the door. The door was promptly opened by a woman in her early twenties who saw Sasuke and instantly swooped out and hugged him.

“Sasuke-kun, you came to see me?” she squeezed him until he could not breathe and Naruko had to introduce herself so the woman would let go.

“Hi, I am Naruko we came home this morning totally forgetting to bring our keys and the peeps aren’t at home.”

“Oh hi Naruko, I have heard about you..” the blonde woman smiled and eyed Sasuke but quickly retreated into her house. “Hey come on in, you can stay here while Mikoto comes home. I think she went to the market.”

Sasuke frowned at that statement, as his mother never went to the market these days. She usually had her groceries ordered online or it was Itachi who did the shopping since he lived not far away from their home. Naruko also entered the home but did not notice his frown.

“Sasuke-kun don't be awkward though it’s been years since you came here just sit over there where the sofa have always been. Don’t play the coy game with me, we knew each other since we were in diapers. I am heading to the kitchen for some drinks, watch the tv if you want.” The woman pointed at a remote and her television before heading to her kitchen.

Naruko walked to the sofa and then sat down before she was joined by Sasuke. She lowered her face and whispered, “You know her?”

“She’s a childhood friend but I stopped coming here ever since I discovered that she had been stalking me from her room everyday. She’s creepy. So what do we do?”

“Wait for your dream mom to come home?” Naruko suggested.

Naruko looked up to see if the blonde woman was out from the kitchen and then said, “We’ll see if she appeared normal to you and if she do we will test to see if she is a human like us.”

The blonde woman then returned and handed them opened cans of cold drinks. “It’s going to be hot when approaching noon, what time did you return? I did not hear your car coming?”

“Oh, we walked here as our friend dropped us by the other road. My car’s down.”

The blonde woman sat on the edge of the hand rest on Sasuke’s side and massaged his shoulder, “You should have called me. I haven’t changed my number since school, I could have fetch you. You still driving Itachi’s car right? That old junk, aren’t you working at Uchiha Works?”

Sasuke was feeling very uncomfortable being massaged by her and suddenly tried a tactic to escape her hands. “Yeah, this is Naruko my girlfriend. Thought I’d bring my girlfriend for a spin didn’t know we would end up walking,” Sasuke smiled anxiously at the woman as she took her hands away from his back.

Naruko almost dropped her drink down onto the carpet but steadied herself when their host addressed her.

“Oh, Naruko right? Sas’s mom had been telling me all about you. Hi I am Ino Yamanaka, nice to meet you,” the blonde woman waved at Naruko. Naruko waved back and then gave a warm smile at Sasuke who stretched his hand onto the air and moved inches away from Ino.

“Nice to meet you too, but I don’t drink ice. Can you bring me something at room temperature I would appreciate it,” Naruko said grinning hopefully at Ino.

“Sure anything for the fiancee of my friend,” Ino said grabbing for Naruko’s can of drink and going away to the kitchen.

This time it was Sasuke’s turn to almost spill his drink onto the carpet.

“So?” Naruko whispered to Sasuke as soon as she was sure Ino was away.

“I didn’t want her to continue touching me?”

“Keep asking her things then, ask her where your father is or something?”

Sasuke paused and thought. So far when he had played along with the situation the people in this dream had acted accordingly. They needed to meet his mother and other people too to see how this dream will turn out.

“Ok, I will play this game so you better watch out too,” he said solemnly.

“You’re my fiancee? Hmmm. I must be drunk when I accepted your proposal.”

Sasuke was soon on his feet and was trying towering Naruko, “you think I can’t be a decent fiancee?”

“Whatever, you were so freaked out when you saw me earlier.”

Sasuke sighed and sat down, it was true that he was bad at reacting, He did not find it funny or comforting at all to see her earlier.

“I’ll try to be more convincing.”

Naruko nodded as Ino returned to them with an excited face.

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Back in reality at the field.

Sonic had been doing great with defending herself with Hinata’s cooperation. But soon her weapons exhausted its chakra energy and Hinata had to transport them back to the laboratory. Hinata had left for a while to brief her superior and left sonic at the lab.

Sonic was panting and taking time to breathe while the chakra were being fused into her weapons. She had nicks and scratches but no serious injury so far. She could hold for days if they were able to be transported to and fro from the field like this. Then Hinata returned and stood beside her.

“They seem to adding up by the hour, I want to kill them all,” Sonic said to her with eyes on her weapons.

“We will eventually. I received information from the other parties that the blue balls were multiplying, they had it worse than us.”

“What? When was this?” Sonic turned to Hinata.

“Just now. It looked like they were stronger than before my brother said. But we don’t have casualties so far and that is a better news.”

“Blue balls of chakra? How is their army getting all these chakra balls? There must be some kind of a nest or mothership.”

Hinata frowned and said, “My superiors said the same things but we couldn’t detect any huge power sources but our civilians have been missing around fifty of them. A team is still searching for them.”

Sonic frowned too. “Well let’s finish our side and see what we get.”

“Hmm,” Hinata said.

Sonic was not really knowledgeable when it comes to monsters and cush. She was clueless about chakra, but she does know that energy has to come from a mother source and she wondered where the mother source was. Were they the only country being attacked, or was this an isolated incident. She knew Genos would analyze this and wished she could be beside him to watch him in action. That thought made her insides squirm and she now really wishes she get to see Genos soon and see how he was coping.



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I called this fic a trash, shitty, but I can’t do that anymore. That’s degrading my fellow followers and favourites. I’ll finish this on a high note since it started slow and no romance as yet even at 18 chaps. This might take 10 chapters to finish but I’ll get there.

Aesthetics of Yuri Plesetsky in black and white

I loved ice skating shows when I was a kid, around 9 to 12. So when YOI / Yuri On Ice came out I caught on every episode whenever I could. My favourite character is the Russian Fairy - Yuri Plisetsky.



He is 16, so I guess it's ok to add some holes. Cough cough sex appeal.
Baby grew up already!



Dem shoes with glitter.

Fanart : Free! Iwatobi Swimming Club, of course it's gonna be RinHaru first and foremost


Sometimes I draw fanart. I have like 30 drawings to do but I have done only three and those are rejected. They're all exercises from drawing class. I better start tonight.#freeiwatobiswimclub fanart. Genderbend #nanaseharuka #matsuokarin


Wadah blog

Ok aku perasan wadah blog ni tak sesuai nak letak fanfiction. I know right, dia macam berkecamuk nak baca sebab dia ikut tarikh dan bukan bab 1 sampai bab x. Well, I don't have the patience to menyusun dia ikut chapter lagi. Maybe when I am free one of these days, haha. Yolah tu. So kalau kawan-kawan nak baca secara teratur semua cerita fanfiction I, ada kat wattpad ok. Semua yang I bubuh kat sini ada di sana. Boleh tengok kat desktop, smartphone rasanya desktop version pun ada.

Selamat membaca.

My wattpad link.


Merah Jingga 6 - SasuFemNaru Fanfic



Merah Jingga 6
Misi menyelamatkan Sasuke


Naruko berasa seperti masa cepat sahaja berlalu dan kini sudah tiba giliran Sasuke dilelong. Sebelum itu Ino Yamanaka telah mengabaikan tugasnya sebagai pengacara majlis dengan membida Sai Root dengan jumlah 70,000 yen. Naruko tidak sangka pegawai polis yang kuat bercakap tanpa filter itu ada peminat. Mungkin Ino merupakan teman wanitanya. Dia hanya beranggapan mungkin ada nilai-nilai positif lain dalam diri Sai yang disukai Ino.


“Kini giliran lelongan jejaka keenam malam ini, Sasuke Uchiha!”


Semua hadirin bersorak dengan pengumuman itu. Sasuke naik ke atas pentas dengan wajah penuh yakin. Naruko ingin sahaja membaling kasutnya pada Sasuke. Padahal Sasuke sangat marah kerana dipaksa ke majlis itu, tapi kini dia sangat santai di atas pentas untuk dilelong.


“Ya, senyuman yang merentap jiwa anak-anak muda Konoha,” ujar Chouji mengusik hadirin majlis.


Sakura pula bersorak dengan bingit di sebelah Naruko. Naruko tertanya-tanya adakah sepanjang dia tiada di Konoha, pernahkah Sasuke dan Sakura berpasangan? Namun, mereka tidak kelihatan seperti pasangan kekasih pada malam ini. Adakah Sasuke punya teman wanita, mengapa dia tidak ajak temannya malam ini?


“Ok kita mulakan bidaan, siapa mahu mula?” Chouji melihat ada lebih kurang sepuluh paddle bida dinaikkan dan mula bertanya seorang pembida demi seorang pembida.


“30,000!” pembida no 29 menjerit.
“35,000!” pembida no 40 menaikkan bidaan.


Naruko berasa gementar dan terfikir bagaimana dia mahu membida.


“40,000!” pembida no 15 pula.


“45,000!” pembida no 3 menaikkan harga


Semakin lama semakin tinggi harga ditawarkan dan Chouji dan Ino bertepuk tangan bagi menggalakkan lagi pembida meningkatkan harga mereka.


Naruko yang teruja dengan suasana terus mengangkat tangan, “Saya bida 70,000 untuk Sasuke!”


Sasuke yang kelihatan bersahaja di atas pentas terus berdiri tegak dan memandang ke arah Naruko. Sakura pula menjerit, “Yeah Naruko dah menunjukkan belangnya!”


Dengan pantas lima pembida lain mencabar bidaan Naruko dengan jumlah bidaan 80,000, 85,000, 90,000, 93,000 dan 97,000 ribu.


Ino menjerit dan Chouji bertepuk tangan sambil mengumumkan bidaan terkini, “Nampaknya bidaan Sasuke paling tinggi setakat ini pada 97,000 yen. Ada mahu beri cabaran lagi pada bidaan ini?”


“Saya bida 111,111 untuk dia,” umum Datuk Seri Mei Terumi. Seluruh dewan berpaling kepada wanita yang berada di tengah-tengah hadirin.


“Maaf, saya baru berkesempatan hadir. Ada pertemuan penting. Tapi saya sudah tiba untuk memenangi seorang jejaka malam ini.”


Sasuke mengerutkan dahinya dan memandang Naruko. Dia mengangkat keningnya dan memandang Naruko dengan penuh harapan.


Sakura pula mengetap bibirnya dan terus berbisik kepada Naruko. “Cepatlah bida Naru. Aku harap kau berjaya, cepat teruskan bidaan.”


Naruko mengangguk dan dengan gugupnya menyambung bidaan, “Saya bida 120,000 untuk Sasuke.”


“Ok, masih ada lagi yang berani cabar No 7, Datuk Seri Mei? Selamat malam Datuk, kita ada 6 lagi jejaka selepas ini. Peringatan mesra ya hadirin, kita hanyalah untuk beramal malam ini dan harap tidak menjadikan ini persaingan hebat antara kita. Ok, kita sambung lagi sudah 120,000 kini untuk Sasuke. Ada mahu cabar bidaan ini?”


Puan Sri Mei senyum dan terus membida, “125,000 yen!”

“Saya bida 135,000 yen untuk Sasuke Uchiha!” Naruko kata. Dia mendapat keberanian kerana dia pantang dicabar, dia perlu berjaya dalam mengelakkan Sasuke daripada jatuh ke tangan wanita kaya itu.


“Ya, ada siapa mahu cabar?” tanya Ino.


Semua hadirin senyap dan menanti Datuk Seri Mei. Naruko berpaling ke arah wanita berstatus VIP itu. Rupanya pembantunya sedang berbisik kepadanya. Selesai mereka berbisik wanita anggun bergaun biru itu berkata. “Saya tidak mahu membida lagi kerana saya dengar Itachi Uchiha ada di sini ya malam ini.”


Dewan bersorak dengan pertanyaan itu dan Chouji mengangguk. “Ok, dengan itu kita mulakan untuk tutup bidaan buat Sasuke. Jika ada sesiapa mahu cabar, masih sempat ya.”


“Bidaan 135,000 satu untuk Sasuke!” umum Chouji. Namun hadirin senyap.
“Bidaan 135,000 dua untuk Sasuke!” umum Chouji. Namun hadirin seakan disumpah menjadi patung, tiada yang tampil untuk membida.
“Bidaan 135,000 tiga dan terakhir untuk Sasuke!” umum Chouji. Namun tiada bidaan lain.
“Oleh itu bidaan ini dimenangi oleh no 9, saudari Naruko Uzumaki,” jerit Chouji. Dia mengangkat tangannya dan menunjukkan tangannya ke arah Naruko yang sedang berdiri terpinga-pinga.


Saat itu mata Naruko memandang ke arah Sasuke dan jejaka itu mengangkat tangan ke atas tanda berjaya dan terus tersenyum lebar. Sakura yang daripada tadi bersorak memerangkap Naruko dalam rangkulan sebelum melepaskkannya.


Daripada atas pentas suara Ino pula berkata, “Kita bagi peluang kepada hadirin untuk berehat, saudara dan saudari boleh ke meja buffet untuk sajian ringan. Dan seterusnya kita melelong Aburame Shino, waris perniagaan madu lebah dan anak kepada Mrss Konoha 1994. Dia bekerja sebagai seorang peguam dan kini memiliki firma di Tokyo.”


Naruko sudah tidak mengendahkan sesi bidaan itu apabila dia mendapati bahawa Sakura ternyata betul. Dia memenangi bidaan ke atas Sasuke1 Dia tertanya-tanya apa yang dia perlu buat selepas itu. Adakah dia perlu membawa Sasuke ke mana mana? Chouji dan Ino ada menyebut makan malam tadi?


Tiba-tiba tangannya ditarik. Rupanya sepupu Naruko, Karin Uzumaki muncul di hadapannya dan memeluknya.


“Hey cousin, jom kita minum. Tak sangka kau di sini” ujar Karin sinis.


“Eh, aku dipaksa,” kata Naruko. Dia tidak mahu Karin beranggapan bahawa dia sengaja merahsiakan kehadirannya.


Tiba-tiba Sasuke sudah berada di sisi mereka. “Jom minum,” pelawa Sasuke sambil dia menjeling Karin.


“Ah aku faham dah,” Karin ketawa.


Naruko menjegilkan mata kepada Karin dan bertanya, “Kau bida siapa malam ini?”


“Seseorang yang aku benci, dan tak suka. Dia baru berpindah ke sini untuk sambung belajar Masters di Konoha U. Namanya Suigetsu Hozuki.”
“Ok,” Naruko tersenyum sinis pula. Dia tahu Karin pasti sebenarnya suka kepada Suigetsu ini.


“Jaga dia baik-baik ya Sasuke, aku akan pantau korang,” ujar Karin sambil ketawa. Kemudian sepupunya itu berlalu pergi.


“Kau dah makan?” tanya Sasuke.


“Dah, aku makan bersama Sakura. Mmm, aku mahu pulang untuk berehat. Hari ini agak sibuk di pejabat dan aku rasa amat penat pula,” kata Naruko, sambil cuba menyembunyikan gugupnya.


Sasuke tersenyum kecil dan mereka berjalan menuju ke pintu utama. Sakura sudah hilang entah ke mana, tidak ada pula dia mengekor Sasuke dan Naruko kali ini. Naruko tercari-cari di mana rakan mereka itu. Sebagai tuan rumah Sakura mungkin banyak tanggungjawab malam ini, Naruko fikir dia mungkin perlu datang untuk berborak dengan Sakura lain kali sahaja ketika kawannya itu tidak sesibuk malam ini.


“Jom ambil angin dahulu sebelum pulang, lama tak melepak dengan kau,” pelawa Sasuke.


Mereka berjalan keluar daripada rumah itu dan turun ke anjung. Sasuke berhenti di pagar batu yang mengepung anjung rumah Sakura.


“Kau kelihatan cantik malam ini. Aku tau Sakura akan bida aku sehingga selesai, tapi rupanya kau yang akan membida aku.”


“Ah itu, Sakura yang paksa. Lagipun bukan duit aku, duit...”


“Haha duit Mama aku. Tapi itu biasa, kadang2 aku bida diri aku tapi suruh Sakura yang bida. Hmm, kami selalu buat macam ini,” Sasuke tertawa.


“Dah tu yang kau marah sangat tadi kenapa?” tanya Naruko. Dia tidak faham kenapa Sasuke sangat marah jika dia biasa dengan perkara begini.


Sasuke melihat bulan yang tertutup dek awan di langit. Dia menghembus nafasnya dengan agak kuat dan menggosok-gosok tangannya demi untuk mendapatkan haba kerana malam semakin sejuk pula.


“Aku boring datang sorang-sorang, sudahlah dipaksa. Tapi malam ini aku tak boring sangat,” kata jejaka itu.


“Hah, yelah tu,” sindir Naruko. Dia turut melihat bulan. Malam ini bulan tidaklah penuh dan tersembunyi di sebalik awan.


“Aku selalu ingin lari daripada semuanya semasa muda, namun Konoha tetap berada di sini. Setelah lama-lama aku tidak dapat nafikan bahawa di sinilah di mana hati aku berada walau sejauh mana aku cuba lari. Kau pula bagaimana?” tanya Sasuke.


Naruko senyum pada mulanya, membiarkan kata-kata Sasuke berlalu di hati dan fikirannya. Kemudian dia menjawab, “Tugas membawa aku ke merata dunia. Lebih banyak pengetahuan aku kutip lebih untung majikan aku dan dunia polis. Dunia semakin global, cabaran kami sebagai pemegang amanah menjaga undang-undang juga semakin pelbagai. Konoha masih sebahagian daripada diriku walau jauh aku berhijrah kerana di sini aku mengenali rakan-rakan macam kau dan Sakura.”


Sasuke berpaling kepada Naruko dan bertanya, “Bolehke kalau aku nak melawat kau di Suna apabila kau pulang nanti?”


Naruko senyum dan menjawab, “Boleh je. Prents aku anggap kau perfect, asyik tanya bila nak ajak datang.


“Begitu, walau setelah 12 tahun?” tanya Sasuke. Tiba-tiba pipi jejaka itu bertukar pink.


Naruko mendekati Sasuke dan mencuit pipi jejaka itu, “Kau dah kenapa? Kali terakhir aku nampak kau blushing begini ialah apabila kau ternampak Karin hanya memakai baju dalam semasa kau datang ke rumah aku tanpa sebarang pengumuman.


Sasuke cepat-cepat menepis tangan Naruko, “Ah tidak ada apa.”


Naruko tertawa sambil cepat-cepat menarik tangannya kembali sebelum Sasuke sempat menepis.


“Jika kau ada masa terluang, telefon aku?” Sasuke mengeluarkan kad namanya dan memberinya pada Naruko.


Naruko mengambil kad itu dan berkata, “Ya kan. Entah bila kita boleh berjumpa.”


Sasuke tersenyum sinis dan mara ke arah gadis itu. Naruko memandang ke arahnya dan Sasuke menghadiahi gadis itu dengan ciuman di pipinya. Sejurus ciuman itu singgah di pipi Naruko, Sasuke berkata, “Terima kasih untuk malam ini.”


Naruko terkebil-kebil dengan apa yang baru terjadi. Selama dia hidup tidak pernah ada mana-mana jejaka yang bukan keluarga menciumnya. Dia masih terdiam dalam kekeliruan sehinggalah Sasuke berkata, “Jomlah kita pulang, cuaca makin sejuk ni.”


Naruko terus automatik mengikut Sasuke meninggalkan anjung rumah Sakura. Perjalanan baliknya akan menjadi sangat janggal.

Oh tidak!

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