Shikamaru misses Temari. He just can't wait for her to return to Konoha.
By she, I mean Temari. I’m not sure why yet, but I can’t stop thinking about her ever since she left to Suna. In fact, I’m anxiously waiting for her return in three weeks. She will be staying longer this time, which makes me happy.
I sit up. “Why the hell did I just think that?” I say to myself. With this, I quickly leave my favorite spot.
There are no clouds to watch, so what’s the point anyways.
A week has passed, two more weeks until she comes back. I hit my head again, why am I thinking about that?
Temari is annoying.
Temari is bossy.
Temari is a woman.
Temari is troublesome.
However, I can’t stop thinking about her!
“What the hell is wrong with you?!” Ino’s shrilly voice screams in my ear.
I look at her. I was so into my thoughts I forgot I was with Chouji and her having lunch in a restaurant. “Don’t talk so loud,” I said.
“I’m sorry, but you keep spacing out and it gets annoying,” Ino said softly, rolling her eyes.
“I don’t feel well,” I lied.
Chouji just kept on eating like he always did.
Ok, another week has gone by slowly, just one more to see her. I realize now that I shouldn’t lie to myself and keep on hiding my true feelings. I want to see her, desperately.
The Hokage has called me into her office. I hope it’s not about some long mission that will keep me away from seeing her when she comes back.
I hesitate before entering her office, but when I do, hell, I’m glad I did.
Her eyes look into mine and she grins.
“Shikamaru, thanks for coming on such short notice,” the Hokage says.
“Well, I wasn’t doing anything,” I respond.
I look at Temari. What the hell is she doing here a week early? I mean, I’m happy but this is so unexpected. I think I’m not prepared yet.
“Temari came a week earlier than we expected, but that’s not a problem. You two always work together so you know how to proceed. You both know I expect the best from you and well, I think I have nothing else to add,” she informs.
Outside, we walked side by side in direction to the apartment where she stays when she is in Konoha; I was carrying her bags. I looked at her from the corner of my eye. “Why did you come here so early?”
“I don’t know,” Temari answered. “I just felt like it.”
“Right,” I said softly. “So, I’m guessing we should start working immediately.”
“Yes, we have a lot to do.”
We arrived to Temari’s apartment. The place was small but just big enough for one person to live in it. I placed her bags near the door of her room and then looked back at her. “The place looks pretty much the same.”
“Yeah,” Temari said, placing a bunch of folder she had carried with her on the dining table.
We started working shortly after that. Not much was said, but I could hardly concentrate anyways. Being around her made me nervous I guess which was at all good for me. I took a quick glance at her occasionally, not wanting to attract her attention.
“We should get some dinner,” she said, after many hours of work.
“Oh yeah, I’ll order something,” I said, snapping out of my trance.
“You seem distant today, are you alright?” she asked, when I returned to her side after ordering some food.
I looked into her eyes, but they were intimidating, so I shifted my view. “Yeah, I have just been feeling weird this past day.”
She smirked. “Really? I had never seen you looking like that Shikamaru.”
“You’ve seen me cry, this should not be a surprise to you,” I say and walk towards the window, looking out at the dark sky now filled with stars.
Temari joined me. “It's different,” she said, looking at the sky too.
“Last time it was no secret why you were crying,” Temari answered. “But now, you seem to have too much in mind. The worst part is, I don’t know what it is.”
I sort of smiled. “You shouldn’t know everything that is going through my mind,” I said.
“Because that would be embarrassing.”
She smirked. “What are you having dirty thoughts about me?”
Oh shit. I hope I didn’t blush when she said that.
“Shikamaru…” she called. I looked at her. She seemed serious. “I missed you.”
If I wasn’t blushing last time, I was now. “I missed you too,” I managed to say, looking into her eyes.
We stayed like that for some time, maybe longer. I knew I wanted to kiss her so much, but I didn’t know how to begin. I had never done this before. I noticed her hand was on the window frame, so I thought it wouldn’t be a bad first step to grab it.
I noticed her cheeks turned red when I did this. So I figured, things were going well.
“Shikamaru…” she said. I looked at and my face slowly approached hers. She didn’t seem to be frightened by it, instead, she seemed pleased.
Just when our lips were inches apart and I was sure this was going to happen, the bell rang. We instantly jumped away. “That must be our food,” I blurted out.
She simply nodded.
I walked towards the door, paid the delivery guy and placed the food on the table. Temari had fetched some dishes and forks for us. I awkwardly smiled at her, as we sat across from each other.
She served her food and then I served mine. We ate silently and not looking at each other.
When we finished, Temari volunteered to wash the dishes. She did that while I tried to continue working, but it was hard. I still can’t stop thinking about what almost happened.
She returned smelling like lemon and sat next to me, too close to feel comfortable.
We continued working, once again silently. I wanted to say something, but I didn’t know what. I got the feeling she wanted to say something too, but maybe she didn’t know what either.
“Shikamaru,” she called, after an eternity of silence.
“Yes,” I answered, not looking at her.
“Were you going to kiss me?” From the corner of my eye I could tell, she wasn’t looking at me either.
My mouth went dry. Why the hell was she asking that? Wait, what the hell am I supposed to answer.
“Yes,” I answer, after much pondering.
“Do you still want to kiss me?”
“Then why aren’t you trying?”
“I don’t know.”
There was a silence. I didn’t even know what to think in such a situation.
“Do you want me to kiss you?” I asked.
Temari didn’t answer, she simply nodded.
My face was probably red, but I didn’t mind. I looked into her eyes as I approached her and slowly pressed my lips against hers.
I don’t think we can call that our first kiss, since both of us were too nervous to move. That was until I moved away.
She looked at me and I could tell she was ashamed, her cheeks had gotten red.
I knew I couldn’t just stop now, so I kissed her again, but this time I think it was a real kiss. My lips moved and then hers started moving too. We kissed passionately. I ran my hand through her back and she wrapped her arms around my neck.
It was unbelievable.
Done! This is for DLa7!
I love how you said 1 page and I ended up doing three. Ok, so I hadn’t written a straight story in ages so it was a little hard, especially with the POV. I ended it with the kiss just like you wanted it to. I also tried to keep in line with what you asked me.
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