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Update February 2016: The PM is no longer actively managing the community, so any updates or additions are done by staff members.

Like Shikamaru? We do, too. Here's a collection of stories containing the lazy shinobi, from a variety of genres and pairings. Will probably focus on the romantic, for a while, since most folks who write about Shikamaru like to mess with his love life...Manager's note:If you have a suggestion, please send it. Please try to make sure that the story focuses on Shikamaru, or at

Hidden Path by Allison Illuminated reviews
"Prove me wrong." Shikamaru takes Naruto's declaration that he'll be the next Hokage seriously. Sometimes, the simplest validation is enough to change the world.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 29,383 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 475 - Follows: 766 - Updated: 6/27 - Published: 1/27/2019 - Naruto U., Sakura H., Shikamaru N.
Shadow Knight by MySoberThoughts reviews
In a world without chakra, master Strategist Nara Shikamaru gathers the Clan heads of Konoha to reclaim a power thought long lost. Follow his journey as both old and new foes are fought for the fate of the village.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,947 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/8/2018 - Published: 11/13/2016 - [Shikamaru N., Temari] Sasuke U., Madara U.
Konoha Detective Files by MySoberThoughts reviews
Two seasoned Detectives and a city full of crime. Konoha's crooks better watch out. Modern AU, A new spin on the classic mystery genre.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,202 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/8/2018 - Published: 2/3/2017 - Naruto U., Shikamaru N.
Troublesome Timing by frznlights reviews
Shikamaru didn't know if it was time travel or reincarnation. But between memories of the future and having Itachi and Sasuke as brothers, he knew his dreams of a simple life would be impossible. (Or: The best idea I had for motivating Shikamaru to interact with Itachi).
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 113,272 - Reviews: 1174 - Favs: 3,892 - Follows: 4,166 - Updated: 7/5/2014 - Published: 10/11/2013 - Shikamaru N., Itachi U.
Deceitful Kunoichi by DesertRoseTemari reviews
Ino is in a brooding mood and wants to talk to Shikamaru about what's bothering her. Kind of Shikamaru x Ino. One shot.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,392 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/26/2006 - Shikamaru N., Ino Y. - Complete
Penetrated by Lynlyn-maru reviews
Ino attacks Shikamaru, who should never have consented in the first place...
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 392 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/23/2006 - Shikamaru N. - Complete
Intoxicated by JleeBean reviews
She likes to call it their 'almost first time'. ShikaIno.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 970 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 14 - Published: 5/9/2006 - Shikamaru N., Ino Y. - Complete
Third One's The Charm by Occasional reviews
Shimakaru is more than the indifferent genius he seems to be. Deep inside, he's someone who has much to deal with and making the right decisions is painful. What happened to the average life he's always wanted? COMPLETE [ShikaIno]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,337 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/27/2006 - Published: 1/1/2006 - Shikamaru N., Ino Y. - Complete
Tips For a Successful Mission by Sadie Dragonfire reviews
In which they are ninja first, and then human. [Team 10 fic]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,617 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/16/2006 - Chōji A., Shikamaru N. - Complete
They knew it all along by amwong88 reviews
[ONESHOT] They both knew what was going on. ShikaIno.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 577 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 26 - Published: 12/3/2005 - Ino Y., Shikamaru N. - Complete
Hiatus by Aryanne reviews
It's old news. Ino and Shikamaru. Shikamaru and Ino. Yeah. It's old news. [oneshot]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,141 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 27 - Published: 9/14/2005 - Ino Y., Shikamaru N. - Complete
There's This Story by Babyfaced reviews
When Ino joins Shikamaru in cloudgazing which is strange in itself, even stranger things can happen. And is Shikamaru coming down with some kind of disease?
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 980 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/3/2005
After the Mission by Kettricken reviews
One shot. Shikamaru reflects on his first command. Arty.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,019 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/11/2005 - Complete
Stumbling Blind by ajremix reviews
Shikamaru and Ino. Anything but smooth. Epilogue Big Cajonese: It takes a lot to really love someone.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 77,197 - Reviews: 245 - Favs: 260 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 4/26/2004 - Published: 8/6/2003
Words on a Page by sharingank reviews
On a whim, Shikamaru poured his feelings into a letter, one that Ino was never meant to see...InoShika... ::grins:: Chapter 11 is up!
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 48,002 - Reviews: 480 - Favs: 254 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 8/5/2005 - Published: 8/22/2004 - Shikamaru N., Ino Y.
Everdream by Crash reviews
After joining in a field aliance with the Sand Ninjas, Shikamaru finds himself working uncomfortably close to Temari. More worrisome, however, is that the same aliance leaves Ino working dangerously close to Gaara...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 57,087 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 11/13/2005 - Published: 1/16/2005
Stumbling Blind Side Stories by ajremix reviews
Quasi-side stories to the Stumbling Blind series (predominantly ShikaIno). Complete!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,569 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/9/2005 - Published: 3/29/2004 - Complete
Wind and Shadow by Kraven Ergeist reviews
Just my atempt at a Shikamaru x Temari romance fic. They're so cute together! Warning Manga spoilers! CH 3 IS UP!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,336 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 8/19/2005 - Published: 2/9/2005
Worth the Trouble by The Prime Minister reviews
Shikamaru's life is full of hassles. Is there anything that's worth the trouble? ShikaIno and ShikaTemari are the main pairings, with some others, such as NaruHina, touched upon also. Complete.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 104,065 - Reviews: 780 - Favs: 446 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 12/15/2004 - Published: 8/25/2004 - Complete
A Working Knot by b-chan1 reviews
After recieving his forehead protector, his badge as a ninja, Shikamaru is faced with a dilemma. He can't get the thing to stay on his forehead, where it's supposed to be. Oneshot, Shika-Ino.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,873 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/8/2004 - Complete
The Onion Song by pinkpuruu reviews
Based on Shiino Ringo's song, "The Onion Song". Chouji comes up with a unique way of cheering Shikamaru up. "THE WORLD IS JUST A GREAT BIG ONION!"
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 398 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/24/2004
Silence In Sound by Pickled Death reviews
one-shot; it's a nice day. Shikamaru is dead. It's a nice day.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,111 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 10 - Published: 10/29/2004 - Complete
Of Princes, Scarecrows, and Pirates by sharingank reviews
Masquerade, anyone? It's official: there's going to be a costume party in Konoha! Will Shikamaru, our reluctant hero, survive such an ordeal? Hold on, Shika! It's going to be a crazy ride! COMPLETE! YAHOO!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,412 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/5/2004 - Published: 6/22/2004 - Ino Y., Shikamaru N. - Complete
Raingames by Tobu Ishi reviews
Was it the rain that did it? Was it the grey evening sky, or the way the grass rippled under the falling fingers of silver?" After a long day of training, things can change quickly for a pair of teenage ninja. (ShikaIno, blatant fluff with a hint of smu
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,788 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 16 - Published: 10/29/2004
The Motivation Mystery by Mawaru Arashi reviews
Just a normal day in Konohagakure... Or maybe it's not that normal today... Shikamaru is - well, different.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 883 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/17/2004
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