A/N: Because I needed to write these guys again. Also, because
I have a strange, strange mind . . . ^_^;; Erm. Includes yaoi,
yuri, and het. And is a threesome and very . . . odd. Yes.
"Lessons On an Incomplete Relationship"
Team 10 is not one of the shyer groups of genin. As a general
rule, it is bossy, bored, and doesn't give a flying fuck about
what other people think (except maybe about what Sasuke thinks,
but only because he's fricking hot, dammit).
But they more or less grew up together. They grew up together
and learned a lot of things together. Like how to throw a kunai
and how to help each other's special skills and how to kiss.
First time: Ino was ranting because Sasuke's "precious first
kiss" had been stolen by Naruto and she couldn't believe that
the loser of the class had gotten kissed before her and oh God,
they were all going to die virgins at this rate.
Shikamaru was barely ignoring her and trying not to claw his own
brain out. Finally, he snapped in that peculiar way he always
did and grabbed Chouji by the scarf, yanking him over the table
and kissing him blind. A proper kiss, too, not an accidental
peck. Then he gave Ino an exasperated look and did the same to
"There," he grumbled sourly as the other two gaped at him. "Now
it's all out of the way and we won't have to deal with it
" . . . actually, we're still virgins," Chouji pointed out
slightly meekly after a moment or two.
Shikamaru had never been too clear on the mechanics of sex as a
child- it came from hating girls a bit too much. So he hadn't
known exactly what he was promising when he replied, "I'll deal
with that later."
Later came. Ino bitched that Shikamaru was too slow and that
Chouji was too heavy and made them both let her be on top. But
overall it worked okay, and the three of them tumbled around in
Chouji's big bed for half the night, trying to figure out what
went where and how to make it work best.
They kept doing it. It just made sense in their team's
relationship. Always in Chouji's room, because his bed was the
biggest and his family was the most laid-back. His father had
walked in on Chouji and Shikamaru experimenting with the art of
oral sex on Ino and, instead of killing them all, had just
thrown a sheet over them and given them a very long and involved
lecture about safe sex (which was really quite cruel,
considering that all three were much too aroused to be forced to
sit still and listen to anything). In the end, though,
Shikamaru put the new knowledge to good use the next time they
Then Ino won a bet with Shikamaru, and things REALLY got
interesting. Because as the winner, she made him go ask Naruto
to help him train. Originally, she'd thought he'd come back
traumatized (which he did), but she didn't realize he'd actually
learn anything (which he also did).
The Shikamaru-style Sexy no Jutsu was a damned interesting
addition to the bedroom. Especially because he first brought
her out right in the middle of a make-out session with Ino,
which made Ino shriek in shock and almost made Chouji have a
heart attack. Sexy no Jutsu turned out to be another
interesting learning experience, however, because it taught the
genius Shikamaru just about every potential hot spot on the
female body up close and personal, several of which surprised
Shikamaru had no problem with saying what his transformed body
liked, and Ino and Chouji both, curious, took the opportunity to
experiment a little. Ino didn't think of it as anything
strange, since it was still Shikamaru and Shikamaru was really a
boy, and Chouji didn't think of it as anything strange because
even though it was Shikamaru, it was a girl's body. Shikamaru
just ended up slightly overwhelmed, with Chouji's fingers in him
and Ino fondling his breasts and more or less was trapped as the
center of attention for the night.
One thing he could say for Naruto, the guy was thorough with his
The other two were impressed enough with the technique that Ino
made Shikamaru teach it to Chouji. At the same time, he made
her learn it too, muttering that she was a hell of a lot
skinnier than he'd ever been and needed the body weight. So
Chouji ended up a cute, chubby redhead and Shikamaru a slender
pouting brunette, and Ino . . .
Well, when Ino tried it, it turned out quite differently.
"Eep," Ino squeaked, staring in disbelief at her new attributes.
"Was that supposed to happen?" Chouji mused aloud, crossing his
arms over his temporary breasts.
"Well, congratulations, Ino-KUN," Shikamaru said dryly. He
raised an eyebrow as he inspected her very-much-a-male Sexy no
Jutsu. "You've managed to completely screw over the technique."
"Shut up!" Ino snapped as she covered her crotch with her hands.
"Maybe we'll have to call this version 'Bishounen no Jutsu,'"
Chouji decided. "I don't think Naruto would appreciate us using
the same name for such a pretty guy."
"Oh, fuck you," Ino growled, flipping him off.
"You may as well," Shikamaru decided.
Role reversal. The first time, it was awkward and clumsy, but
so different and strange that they couldn't forget it and tried
again. The line blurred a bit more. So sometimes they'd all be
themselves, and sometimes one or two would use the jutsu, and
sometimes they all would.
Sometimes Shikamaru as himself would kiss Ino as a boy, or
Chouji as a girl would kiss Ino as herself, or Shikamaru and
Chouji would kiss each other as themselves. It got too
confusing to keep straight things like turns or schedules or
sexuality or any of that. They just did what felt right and
didn't worry about the details. Their team had always been like
Usually, they just ended up in a desperate knot, twisting and
kissing and caressing and losing themselves in the tangle,
unsure of who was who or who was what.
Ino still remembered the strange time she'd found her fingers
slick with saliva and stretching the normal Shikamaru out to
accommodate her own erection, even as Chouji was doing the same
to her transformed body. That night, she'd been sandwiched
between them- not that she hadn't been before, she'd just been a
GIRL before and not had to do anywhere near as much of the work.
But back and forth between them . . .
She . . . belonged. With them, she belonged.
That was her first conscious confession. That was the beginning
of forgetting about Sasuke Uchiha and all the stupid things
she'd considered so important in a boyfriend.
Because she didn't need a boyfriend. She had Chouji and
And around this time, Chouji didn't seem to be eating for
comfort anymore and Shikamaru didn't watch clouds nearly as much
as he did his teammates. And around this time . . . around this
time . . .
Ino kissed Chouji in public one day. He'd had a lousy morning
and had made it quite clear that no, he did NOT want to talk
about it. So she leaned over the table and kissed him, and then
gave him the last piece of meat on her plate, and gave Shikamaru
a peck on the cheek when she saw him roll his eyes. No one they
knew actually saw, but . . . it was like someone had given them
So they stopped hiding it. Didn't come out and say anything,
but stopped suppressing the little urges, like giving butterfly
kisses and holding hands and standing too closely together.
Shikamaru kissed Ino in the street and Chouji kissed her in a
restaurant and she kissed both of them in her family's shop.
If anyone commented, none of them cared enough to notice.
* finite *
. : the places you belong between : .