Warning!: Crack-pairing! Sometimes Shino wondered if his life could get any stranger... By: Hayley
~ Three days later ~
Shino was dead on his feet. He had been called out on a very big mission only a few hours after eating with Naruto and had just now gotten back to Kohona. Still as need for rest was eating away at him something else was doing it even worse. It was almost insane that he would even consider what he was doing right now. He was running as fast as he could to Ichiraku's. Maybe he was just a little bit overly inebriated from the sake he'd had this morning? Maybe those chakara-sucking bugs had finaly taken a toll on his shinobi-wrecked mind? Maybe he was just looking for an excuse for self-abuse? He didn't know and at this point he really didn't care. The only thing he cared about right now was Naruto. He had to find Naruto. He had told Naruto he would eat with him, but he hadn't gotten the chance to. He needed to explain himself. Maybe it wasn't just that...maybe... I just want to see him. I wan't to hear him talking with that sing-song voice. I want to be graced by his healing smile. The blood-wraught mission had slamed a harsh realisation on the bug-ninja. He had barely dodged many an assault on his life and each time he saw an image of Naruto. He didn't want to die. He wanted to be back at the ramen stand, only half-listening to the orange-clad wonder of the leaf-village. To feel their hands brush occasionally as they ate in the close seats. " Naruto! " Naruto turned from his ramen to stare at the now panting shinobi. " Oi. What are you doing here? I though you would crash after such a hard mi-? " His question was cut short by a soft kiss. Shino pulled his head back. " I wanted to see you. I'm sorry I wasn't here to eat with you. " Naruto was blushing. A minute of silence seemed like days. " Shino? Would you kiss me again? " Shino felt his breath hitch. Shino leaned, ghosting lips and Naruto quickly filled the gap. They kissed eagerly. Naruto vaguely noted that Shino's lips were chapped. He nipped at them lightly and Shino parted them. Naruto's tounge slid inside and commenced to playing with Shino's. Maybe I do like miso-flavor... Somtimes Shino wondered if his life could get any stranger...and it was times like this that he wouldn't have it any other way.