“Do you…believe in reincarnation?”
That wasn’t a question she had ever expected her boyfriend to ask. She pushed her laptop aside and propped her elbows on the table, resting her chin on her hands that were clasped together in front of her face.
“What brought this on?”
Her boyfriend sighed and plopped himself onto the seat across from her. He had bags under his eyes and a coffee stain on the shirt of his light blue scrubs. He had always had a fondness for the drink but his caffeine addiction became worse when he became a resident.
She had no right to judge the intake as she was the same but at least she didn’t pour inappropriate amounts of sugar and creamer in hers. Her boyfriend could only drink his coffee when it was disgustingly sweet.
“A patient said something about wanting to come back as a bird in the next life and it sort of got everyone talking about reincarnation and past lives.”
He ruffled his pale, rose gold hair and let out a sigh. Rosy lashes fluttered, eyes having trouble staying open.
“Instead of talking about reincarnation or whatever, how about you go to sleep.” It wasn’t a question. She didn’t leave any room for argument and stood up, taking hold of her boyfriend’s arm. “Come on. I’ll make something for you to eat for when you wake up.”
“Let me guess…something with tomatoes?” Her boyfriend teased, his green eyes shimmering with mirth.
“Stop being annoying.” She scowled, but her ears were tinged with red.
She followed him into their bedroom and helped him get ready for his nap. If left to his own devices, her boyfriend would just toss his scrubs anywhere on the floor and then collapse onto their bed.
“I believe in reincarnation by the way,” He muttered as he snuggled under the duvet.
“That’s strange. I would think you wouldn’t. Being a person of science and all.”
“That doesn’t mean I can’t believe in reincarnation.” He pouted and squirmed under the sheets. Turning his green eyes back to her she muttered, “I would like to think I will come back again in another life. And maybe in our next life we’re still together. I would like to still be in love in another life, in all our lives.”
She scoffed, averting her gaze in embarrassment. Typical. He had always been the one more open and free with his feelings in their relationship.
“Maybe in the next life you won’t try to make a pass at me by asking if we had met before.”
“Hey,” Her boyfriend protested, “that wasn’t a pick-up I really did think I met you before. You seemed very familiar. Especially your eyes.”
“Dark brown eyes are common. Of course they would seem familiar.”
“It’s not common when they’re dark enough to pass for black,” her boyfriend argued. He gave her a small smile and said “Hey, maybe I knew you in a past life. It would explain why you seemed familiar.”
“Uh-huh.” She rolled her eyes but smiled down at him softly.
Her boyfriend looked up expectantly as if waiting for something. She bent down so that they were at eye level and came closer. Her boyfriend looked up, eyes shimmering and eager waiting for a good night kiss.
She smirked and poked him on his forehead.
She turned away and left the room, leaving her boyfriend looking dejected but with a warm blush dusting his cheeks.
She’s always teasing me, he sighed inwardly and closed his eyes. Moments later, he drifted into a peaceful slumber.
Sakura sighed and lightly tapped her forehead, right on her seal. It had been a week since Sasuke had left for his journey. She was upset that she wasn’t able to go with him but whenever she remembered the way they parted she would feel giddy, a light, airy feeling building up in her stomach.
Next time, huh?