This is really touching and sweet. ^_^ I love how ou portrayed both Shikamaru and Chouji-- perfectly in-character, and really adorable.
One minot correction-- in the next-to-last paragraph, shouldn't the word be "shougi", not "shouji"? The first is chess, the latter is a paper door, and I've yet to meet a paper door that could teach me about friendship and comraderie. Laugh
Otherwise, simply wonderful!