A/N: KibaShino in one hundred words. People MUST write more of this pairing; they are too lovely together to be so under- appreciated. *gnaws fingernails*

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"Sleeping Expectations"

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Kiba's bed is huge and rumpled and smells like sex and dogs and sweat. The scent is heavy, like Kiba himself who sleeps on top of Shino, perfectly still. Once Kiba snored, once he and Akamaru both tossed and turned at night and never stayed in the same spot they'd started sleeping in. Once.

But now Kiba sleeps like this, perfectly still and silent and with Akamaru in his own basket, so all of Shino's bugs can crawl and flutter and fly about the room without fear of being squashed.

Shino's grateful to Kiba, but sometimes he's ashamed of himself.

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. : i love you but i hate myself for changing you : .