She should have stopped him a few drinks ago.
And all of those shots were definitely a mistake.
Sasuke Uchiha was passed out and Karin wasn’t sober enough to worry about the way she was dragging his body as she pulled him by his legs.
Suigetsu was suppose to be holding Sasuke’s arms but he disappeared once they got outside. Karin wouldn’t be surprised if he got himself picked up and taken to the drunk tank.
I should have stayed home and cuddled with Tenten, Karin grumbled inwardly.
She propped Sasuke up so he was leaning against a streetlamp and sat on his other side so his head could roll over onto her shoulder.
Karin pressed the power button on her phone two more times, hoping it would come to life. No dice. Her battery had drained a while ago as she overzealously added snaps to her story.
She rummaged through the pocket of Sasuke’s utility jacket and pulled out his phone glad that he finally switched to a smartphone instead of the flip phone he used last semester.
“Here we go.”
Karin pressed Sasuke’s thumb on the home button on his iPhone and unlocked it. She was originally going to order an Uber to get them to her place but the feeling of tape on the back of Sasuke’s cell phone case was bugging her.
“What the fuck?”
Karin squinted her eyes and then removed her glasses before putting them back on when she remembered that she couldn’t see without them.
“Return…to…Sa..kura?” Karin frowned trying to remember what she knew about her friend.
They had become part of a group in their first semester when Suigetsu had forced them all to work on a project together. Karin wasn’t friends with anyone in university yet so it helped that Suigetsu dragged Jūgo over to her seat at the lecture hall.
Sasuke had been walking by, probably trying to figure out how to do all of the work on his own, when Suigetsu wrapped an arm around his neck and sat him next to Karin.
They sort of were stuck with each other ever since.
Karin scrolled down Sasuke’s contact list until she found a Sakura with blossom emoticons and a sparkling heart next to the name.
Karin dialed the number and right before she realized what time it was, “Sakura” answered.
“Can’t sleep?” A sleepy voice giggled.
“No, actually, he’s passed the fuck out.”
“Karin. I’m one of his school friends and I was trying to get him home but that asshole Suigetsu ran off on us.”
“And you’re calling me because…?”
“My phone’s dead and I’m too drunk to remember my girlfriend’s phone number and this idiot apparently has ‘Return to Sakura’ taped on his phone so here I am calling Sakura.”
“You sound very coherent for a drunk person.”
“Thanks. It’s a blessing.”
There was a pause and Karin thought maybe Sakura had fallen back to sleep.
“Are you somewhere safe?”
“Yeah, yeah totally.” Karin pushed back her bangs and took a deep breath. “Do you think you could come get us?”
“It would take me an hour possibly but yes. Anywhere you could go for now?”
“University Diner is twenty-four seven I could try and get us there. It’s only a block away.”
“Okay. I’ll try and get there as quickly as possible.”
“I lost my phone.”
Karin jumped, not expecting Suigetsu to say anything since the last time she saw him was in the bar.
“You didn’t have it when we went out. To prevent any regrets.”
“What was ringing in my pocket then?”
“Nothing you nimrod. Where’s Jūgo?”
Suigetsu went silent. If she wasn’t looking at him she would have thought that he passed out too.
“We lost Jūgo.”
“What do you mean we lost Jūgo?”
“I left ‘im in a safe place after he fell asleep but I can’t remember where…”
“You had one job Suigetsu.”
“To be fair.” Suigetsu took a long pause before his next set of words. “I’m drunk as fuck.”
“I hate you.”
“Yeah, yeah. So what are we doing?”
“We gotta take Sasuke to the diner. Then you’re going to look for Jūgo.”
“Can’t you just drag him there?”
“Grab his arms, stupid!”
It was a total invasion of privacy. She would kill anyone if they did the same with her phone but Karin was one jager bomb too many in to care.
She was feeling wired from the energy drink but also slightly brain foggy and she needed to entertain herself somehow.
Sasuke was the weirdest person she had ever met. He had created folders for everything. Not a single app was allowed to float around on its own unless they were the apps on the toolbar.
She learned a lot about him though. He had one email account for gaming, another for school, and one for social media. Karin rolled her eyes that he even bothered with social media apps considering he rarely went on them.
She slid down the booth so her head rest on the top of the seat and sighed. Suigetsu went off to figure out where they had left Jūgo so she was stuck alone at the diner with a passed out Sasuke.
Karin balled up the wrapper to straw for her milkshake and flicked it at Sasuke’s nose. She was already bored with the games on his phone and although his dog was cute, there was only so much cute she could take before she cried because she was still kind of drunk and there was no puppy around for her to cuddle with.
Opening up the Notes app she thought she would find random class schedules and the like. Karin hadn’t expected to find locked notes.
Why would he lock notes?
Karin attempted to open one but it required a password and she couldn’t use Sasuke’s thumbprint to unlock it.
What would he hide? Photos? Sexts???
Karin gagged and put Sasuke’s phone down on the table. She picked it back up again when she realized she could use the contents of the locked notes for blackmail.
Karin wasn’t fond of scooping out the litterbox of the cat Tenten adopted and she could always get Sasuke to do it for her and a bunch of other errands.
But only if she knew the contents of the locked notes.
“Typical,” Karin huffed, blowing her hair out of her face. Sasuke was the type of person that didn’t need a hint to remind him of his password.
She groaned and stretched out her arms on the table top. Next time she was bringing Tenten along.She was her impulse control. Then maybe she would be at home getting smooches and cuddles instead of babysitting a grown ass man.
No. She would have to drag him back to her place where he would be drooling on the comfy couch she and Tenten coerced a salesman to give them at a discount. And then she would be disgusted. So then she would have to draw on his stupid pretty face with a permanent marker.
In fact, perhaps she could get one from one of the waitresses…
“I got here as quickly as I could!”
A pink haired girl plopped down across from her in the booth and brushed Sasuke’s hair out of his face.
“Your hair. Is pink.” Karin’s jaw dropped in fascination. She squinted her eyes and then backed away with a soft, “whoaaa..”
“Oh wow, you are drunk.”
The girl that could only be Sakura waved over a waitress and ordered a tomato mozzarella panini and cheese fries and a strawberry milkshake.
“He’s going to be hungry when he wakes up,” Sakura explained. She grabbed some napkins and wiped the drool from the corner of his mouth.
“Your boyfriend is a hot mess.”
“Well, he doesn’t usually get this drunk. He doesn’t usually drink enough to get drunk.” Sakura’s mouth quirked to the side as she watched Sasuke’s nose wrinkle up when she smoothed his hair away from his face again.
“I should have realized that when after his fourth shot he shouted something about his girlfriend being his impulse control and slammed three more before promptly passing out.”
“Why did you guys go out drinking like this?”
“Well we just finished a paper and this is the first semester we could actually all go to a bar since Sasuke just turned twenty-one. But tell me how you’re his impulse control. He never talks about you outside of the small updates about what he does on breaks and every weekend.”
“How are you this coherent?”
“Like I said, it’s a gift.” Karin propped her chin on her hands and leaned forward on her elbows. “But please tell me more about yourself and Sasuke. I would like to know some embarrassing things about him while you’re here and he can’t stop me.”
“I don’t think I should.”
“Boo you whore.”
“Do you know all of Sasuke’s passwords?”
“We believe in trust in our relationship. Of course I know his passwords. We have nothing to hide from each other.”
Karin pulled out Sasuke’s phone and flipped it around to face Sakura.
“Then do you know the password to his locked notes?”
“What are you doing?”
When Suigetsu returned to the diner━without Jūgo━Karin was scribbling on a napkin and the girl on Sasuke’s lockscreen was sitting across from her sipping at a milkshake. Sasuke was still passed out except now he was propped up against his girlfriend and drooling on her shoulder.
“We’ve tried like every possible password Sasuke could have used but we can’t unlock this folder of notes.”
Suigetsu looked at Sakura and then back at Karin. He looked at Sakura again for a full minute before holding out his hand.
“Give me the phone.”
“Okay but if we can’t figure it out how are you going━”
Karin’s jaw dropped as Suigetsu slid the phone across the table. Where the gray lock screen was before was a picture of Sakura looking out a car window.
“What was it?” Sakura asked, eyebrows pulled down in frustration. She should have known him best.
“You still unlocked it, Sui.”
“Yeah but I’m not telling you what the password was.”
Karin started scrolling down and was confused the further she scrolled. They were all just normal candid photos of Sakura. Why would he━
“OH MY FUCKING GOD!”
All of the patrons of the diner turned to look at the source of the screaming. Karin shot them all a glare.
“What? What did you find?” Suigetsu attempted to grab the phone from her hand but she slapped his hand away.
“Not for your eyes!” She snapped at him.
Karin broke her glare to peek back down at the phone but then looked back up, her cheeks turning a blazing hot pink. She looked over at Sakura and shielded her eyes with a hand.
“I’m so sorry,” she muttered, handing the phone back to the source of her new discomfort. “The first set of pics looked so normal. I didn’t think he would have those.”
“Sasuke’s got nudes!” Suigetsu gasped, a giant grin spreading on his face. He pointed at Sakura and guffawed. “Her nudes!”
“Will you shut up!” Karin yanked on his shirt hard enough for him to fall into the booth. She looked over to Sakura who had gone paler than she already was.
Sasuke continued to snooze away on her shoulder despite all of the noise.
Karin hadn’t expected to meet so much of Sasuke’s girlfriend on their first meeting.
“I can show you my tits if that would make you feel better,” Karin offered.
“No thank you. I think I should just take you all home now.”
“Sui. Where’s Jūgo?”
“Oh shit! I knew I forgot something.”