Don't own poems or Naruto! Nicholas Gordan owns most of the poems!
On Valentine's Day, Nara Shikamaru walked into the flower shop. He looked at the variety of flowers.
"What cha doing, Shika?"
Shikamaru looked at Ino who was hovering over his shoulders. "I want to purchase those," he said pointing at a bouquet of white roses.
"Magical Moonlight?" Ino questioned.
"Yes that," Shikamaru replied.
With an upraised eyebrow, Ino got the roses and put them in a vase at the counter. "That'll be thirty dollars," she stated glancing at the lazy genius.
He handed her the money and turned to leave.
"Uh, Shikamaru, your flowers," Ino exclaimed pointing at the roses.
"Keep them," Shikamaru lifted a hand and left the store.
Ino blinked. "That was…odd."
At noon, Ino, Sakura, Hinata, TenTen, Anko, Tsunade, Kurenai, and Shizune walked to the Uchiha mansion. They rang the doorbell.
An irritated Uchiha answered the door and asked, "What do you want?"
The girls sheepishly held up decorations. "For the party," TenTen stated.
Sasuke groaned and let them in. "I'm going outside," he stated leaving, "Don't break anything."
The girls giggled as they set up all the banners, candles, music, petals over the floor, incense, dimming the lights, et cetera.
Ino smacked her hands. "All done," she exclaimed three hours later.
Just then Sasuke walked into the door. "What have you done?" he questioned referring to his mansion.
"We just spruced it up a bit. This place needs a woman's touch," Tsunade responded.
"It doesn't need any touching!" Sasuke snapped, stepping on the rose petals.
"We'll clean it up," Sakura assured.
"Now, let's cook dinner," Shizune said.
"You guys are staying, longer?" Sasuke asked.
"We have to cook the dinner," Anko replied.
"You four aren't staying," Sasuke stated, referring to Shizune, Tsunade, Anko, and Kurenai.
"We know, but we have to help the girls," Kurenai said.
"What'd you say?" Tsunade asked.
"Nothing," Sasuke answered, walking out of the room.
Hinata stirred the pot of ramen. "I hope N-Naruto-kun likes it," she said.
"He will," Ino assured.
There was a knock on the door and they hear Sasuke ask, "What are you doing here?"
"Well aren't you just peachy," they heard a girl's voice say. "Where are the girls?"
"Kitchen," Sasuke said and Gasha walked into the kitchen.
"Oi," Gasha greeted.
"Hello, Gasha-san, having a good Valentine's Day?" Sakura asked.
"So far," Gasha stated.
"H-How's Gaara-san?" Hinata questioned.
"Good," Gasha answered, "how's Naruto?"
Hinata blushed. "Fine," she said.
The girls giggled.
"Don't make me gag," the girls faced Sasuke who had a disgusted look on his face.
"Urusei," Tsunade demanded and Sasuke once again left the room.
Ino stirred the caramel. "This will be great with the apples," she said.
"My mouth's watering already," TenTen stated, her watching the chocolate suckers cook in the oven. She took them out and put them in the fridge to freeze.
Gasha stirred the sugar and made cotton candy.
"Uck, don't you think that's enough sugar?" Sasuke asked.
"Why don't you just leave?" Anko suggested.
"This is my house," Sasuke snapped.
There was a knock on the door and Sasuke left to answer it. "Dobe? What are you doing here?" Sasuke asked.
"Where's Hinata-chan?" Naruto asked entering the door.
"Couldn't even stand being away from your girlfriend for a few hours?" Sasuke questioned with a smirk.
"It's Valentine's Day, Sasuke-teme, we're supposed to be together," Naruto stated.
"Aww," the girls said behind Sasuke.
"I thought you girls were cooking," Sasuke said with an upraised eyebrow.
"But it's so cute," Ino stated.
"You're lucky you have a sweet boyfriend, Hinata," TenTen stated.
Hinata blushed as Naruto kissed her cheek.
Sasuke rolled his eyes. "I'll be puking by the end of the day," he commented.
"You're just jealous," Tsunade told him.
"Yeah, that'll be the day," Sasuke stated.
"Oi," came voices from across the yard. Shikamaru, Neji, Lee, Chouji, and Gaara came up to the doorstep. Shino and Kiba were on a mission. Gasha went up to kiss Gaara but sand blocked her way.
"Gaara-kun," Gasha pouted. Gaara smirked and put down his sand barrier, allowing Gasha to kiss him.
Neji rolled his eyes. "Enough of the sentimental crap," he said. All of them walked into the house.
"This place looks like a dump, what happened Uchiha?" Neji questioned.
"Blame them," Sasuke said pointing at the girls.
"I think it looks cool," Naruto stated.
"Well at least someone appreciates us," TenTen said glaring at Neji.
"Look at this," Ino said dimming the lights.
"It's…pink," Shikamaru mumbled.
"We'll be leaving now," Tsunade said and her and the other adults left.
"So…when do we eat?" Naruto asked.
"I-It just got finished," Hinata replied.
"Can we eat then?" Chouji questioned.
"Fine," Sakura said and the girls brought out the candied treats.
Sasuke grimaced. "Is there anything else?"
"Ramen," Hinata replied bringing out the pot.
"Try this Sasuke-kun," Sakura said handing him a piece of chocolate.
"No thanks," Sasuke stated.
"Please try it," Sakura begged and Sasuke took it. He gulped and put it in his mouth.
"So?" Sakura asked.
Sasuke nodded his approval.
"It has no sugar," Sakura stated. 'Cha Cha Cha!' Inner Sakura yelled.
Sasuke gave her one of his rare smiles.
"Shika, want to try a caramel apple?" Ino asked.
Shikamaru mumbled and took a small bite. It was sweet and chewy. He swallowed. "It's decent."
Ino smiled. "Glad to know you think so," she beamed.
TenTen looked at the chocolate suckers and smirked as an idea popped into her head. She looked at Neji then back to the suckers. She picked one up and looked back at the Hyuuga. "Hey Neji," she said.
Neji turned around and looked at her. "Wha…" before he could finish TenTen stuffed the sucker into his mouth. Neji looked at her.
TenTen's smirk grew wider. "Try it."
Neji decided to do what she said.
Naruto sucked up Hinata's ramen. He slurped and smiled. "Great Hinata-chan!" He got another bowl.
Hinata smiled as she watched her boyfriend eat her noodles. "T-thanks Naruto-kun." She grabbed her chopsticks and dug into the bowl they were sharing.
They caught onto the same noodle, not knowing their faces were getting closer, and their lips met. Hinata's eyes widened and let go of the noodle and Naruto slurped up the rest of the noodle. Both of them blushed.
Meanwhile Gasha handed Gaara a stick of cotton candy. Gaara looked at it then looked at her. "What am I suppose to do with this?" he asked.
Gasha smiled lovingly at her fiancé. "You eat it silly," she exclaimed.
Gaara daringly grabbed some of the fluff. "Only for you, Gasha," he mumbled and stuffed it in his mouth.
Gasha smiled and hugged him around his neck. "Thanks Gaara-kun."
Chouji stuck out his tongue in a fake gag.
"I think it's cute," Lee said.
"Not," Chouji stated.
"H-Here, Naruto-kun," Hinata said timidly handing Naruto marbled stone.
Naruto took a good look at it. Engraved in the stone was 'Not one day has passed that I have not loved you.' He grinned and kissed her on the cheek. "Arigato, Hinata-chan. You don't know how much this means to me," he sniffled. He handed her a bouquet of flowers. The guys had put their presents in Sasuke's house before the girls had arrived.
It was a bunch of small roses and balloons that had 'I love you,' on them.
Hinata choked back tears.
"Here comes the tears" Chouji complained.
"T-Thank you so much," Hinata shouted tackling Naruto to the ground.
"Hinata-chan, you don't want to crush your chocolate turtles, do you?" Naruto asked chuckling. Hinata smothered him in kisses.
"I'm going to hurl," Sasuke muttered at the sight of the couple.
Gasha handed Gaara a piece of paper. Gaara took it and raised an eyebrow.
"What is it?" he asked.
"A poem," Gasha answered, "Let me read it for you." She took the paper and read, "If I could save time in a bottle the first thing that I'd like to do is to save every day 'til eternity passes away just to spend them with you," Gaara's eyes softened at the words.
Gasha continued, "If I could make days last forever if words could make wishes come true I'd save every day like a treasure and then again I would spend them with you," all the girls were awestruck at the tenderness of the engaged couple.
"If I had a box just for wishes and dreams that had never come true the box would be empty except for the memories of how they were answered by you," Gasha said. Lee was in a fit of tears.
"But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want once you find them I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with," she finished with a grin. Gaara grabbed her shoulders and kissed her passionately.
"Awww," all the girls cooed.
Gasha was dazed when they separated and handed him a picture frame. In it contained a picture of the two at the beach. The picture frame said, 'I love you Gaara because you have brought more happiness into my life than I ever thought possible. Love Gasha.' Gaara kissed her again.
"You can stop now," Neji commented.
"Do I hear jealousy?" TenTen asked.
"Why would I be jealous?" Neji questioned her.
Gaara handed Gasha a teddy bear.
Gasha gasped. "Isn't this?" she questioned.
Gaara nodded. "My childhood teddy bear," he answered. (You guys know what we're talking about right?)
"I can't accept this," Gasha said.
"I want you to have it," Gaara stated.
Gasha hugged the teddy bear tight. It started to sing, "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You never know, dear, how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away." Gasha started to cry.
"That's so adorable," Ino stated, the girls putting tissues on their eyes.
Gasha hugged Gaara tight. "I love you Gaara-kun," she stated.
Gaara smiled softly and handed her a picture frame. This one said, 'if I know what love is, it's because of you.'
Gasha pulled Gaara in for a kiss.
"Ugh," Neji complained annoyed.
Then it was quiet besides Gasha's teddy bear that was singing again.
Ino roughly placed a crystallized heart in Shikamaru's hands.
They all looked at her suspiciously.
"What? He gave me flowers," Ino pointed out.
"You gave her flowers?" Chouji asked the Nara.
"How bothersome," Shikamaru said. On the heart it said, 'When this you see, think of me!'
"How Ino-ish," Sakura stated.
"It's troublesome, but here," Shikamaru mumbled handing Ino a box of chalky hearts and a heart charm to go with the bracelet he gave her for Christmas.
Ino smiled gratefully. "Oh Shika…" she gave him a hug. "Thank you SO much!" She gave him a kiss on his cheek.
Naruto chuckled, "Shikamaru and Ino sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G," he sung smooching his lips.
"Stop being so childish Naruto," Sakura said bopping him in the head.
"You really are a loser," Sasuke stated.
Naruto rubbed his head and stuck his tongue out childishly. "Whatever." He looked at Hinata. "I almost forgot…I wrote you a poem!"
They all looked at him.
"You? Wrote a poem?" Shikamaru questioned.
Naruto nodded and pulled a piece of paper out of his pockets. "It took me some time, but I think its perfect for my Hinata-chan," he proclaimed. He cleared his throat.
"Your lips speak soft sweetness, your touch a cool caress. I am lost in your magic. My heart beats within your chest," Naruto started and most mouths dropped.
"I think of you each morning and dream of you each night. I think of your arms being around me and cannot express my delight," when he said this Hinata blushed.
"Never have I fallen, but I am quickly on my way. You hold a heart in your hands
that has never before been given away," he finished.
"Naruto-kun," Hinata said touched.
"Who knew he was a poet," TenTen said.
"He must have copied it out of a book," Sasuke reasoned.
"I did not! Oh, and I have a card for you too, Hinata-chan," Naruto stated handing her a heart-shaped card.
Hinata gingerly opened it and it said, 'There is a dime in a dozen... Then there is one in a million... But baby, you are once in a lifetime.' Hinata spilled tears down her cheeks.
This worried Naruto. "Do you not like it, Hinata-chan," there was a frown on his usually cheerful features.
"I love it, Naruto-kun," Hinata said giving him a hug.
"Have you been hanging around Kakashi too long?" Sasuke asked.
"No! I'm not no pervert," Naruto shouted.
"Since all of us guys wrote poems, I'll do mine next," Shikamaru stated.
The girls looked blankly at him. "You all wrote poems?" they questioned.
"Most of us," Shikamaru said and then read from a piece of paper, "No love so strong it needs no sign. Nor feeling deep it needs no light: So will you be my Valentine?" Shikamaru started and Ino's eyes widened. "Love loves the days that loves define. When words bring souls to silent sight. No love so strong it needs no sign. Nor can we our own souls divine without the music of delight: So will you be my Valentine?" He continued and Ino smiled. "And will you let yourself be mine as I am yours, of need and right? No love so strong it needs no sign, nor is it wrong to draw a line. And need with hungry need requite: So will you be my Valentine? For love grows old like sun-drenched wine that sweetness brings to evenings bright. No love so strong it needs no sign:
So will you be my Valentine?" he finished lazily before he was showered in kisses, shocking everyone in the room including him.
"This is revolting," Sasuke mumbled.
"Of course I'll be your valentine, Shika-kun," Ino stated smiling.
"Who said it was for you?" Shikamaru asked and a vein popped on Ino's head.
Shikamaru smirked. "Just kidding," he received a bonk on the head. "How bothersome."
"Did you write a poem, Neji?" TenTen asked teasingly.
Neji grumbled and took out a piece of paper. "I'm not reading it," he proclaimed.
"Then I will," Lee stated grabbing the poem and reading it for everyone to hear, "Whose gift this is you cannot know." Neji tried grabbing the paper but Lee stopped him and continued. " My heart is in your keeping though. You will not mind my writing here.
To tell you that I love you so. I know that you must think it queer for me to love and not come near but linger by some frozen lake this most romantic time of year. I sometimes give my head a shake and ask if there is some mistake. It's lonely out here 'mid the sweep Of bitter wind and icy flake. My love for you is dark and deep, but it's a promise I will keep as from afar I watch and weep, as from afar I watch and weep." Lee finished. "Wow."
"That was deep, Neji-nii-san," Hinata complimented her cousin.
Neji grabbed his paper fumed.
"Neji," he looked at TenTen. "I think it was really good. Here I got you something," TenTen handed him a crystallized heart.
Neji took it. This one had a key in the center and said, 'You hold the key to my heart.'
Neji couldn't think of words to say he was speechless. "TenTen…" The weapon mistress smiled and kissed his cheek. That made Neji even more shocked. TenTen blushed and looked away.
Naruto's mouth opened slightly.
"Well isn't this the day of confessions," Gasha said smiling.
"If TenTen is brave enough to give her gift I'll give mine. Here, Sasuke-kun," Sakura said closing her eyes and handing Sasuke a picture frame. Sasuke took it from her hands. It was their old team picture and on the side it read: 'I'm always here to understand you, I'm always here to laugh with you, I'm always here to cry with you, I'm always here to talk with you, Please know that I'm always here to love you.'
"You don't like it, right? It's okay, I figured as much," Sakura said biting her lip.
"That's not it. It's just…it's just…thanks," Sasuke stuttered.
"Is that all you can say? That's weak, Sasuke-teme," Naruto stated, receiving a glare from the Uchiha.
"Urusei," Sasuke demanded.
"How troublesome," Shikamaru stated. "I'm going to go."
Ino stood up. "Wait for me." She went to the door where Shikamaru waited for her.
"Ino, want to go for dinner?" he asked looking at her.
"Are you asking me out on a date?" Ino questioned with a raise of the eyebrow.
"Depends, what's your answer?" Shikamaru questioned back at her.
"Maybe," Ino responded shrugging. She looked at him and smiled. "Fine…it's a date." She grabbed his hand and dragged him down the road and you could hear him mumble in the distance, "How troublesome."
Naruto chuckled. "That lazy bum," he said shaking his head. He looked at Hinata. "You want to go out for dinner, Hinata-chan? I'll pay."
Hinata smiled and nodded. They both stood up.
"Where do you want to go?" Naruto asked.
Hinata thought a minute. "The I-Ichiraku will do," she replied.
"You sure?" Naruto questioned.
"I know how much you love ramen," Hinata responded.
"Not as much as I love my Hinata-chan," Naruto stated smiling.
Hinata blushed a deep crimson as they left.
Neji frowned. "Stupid dobe."
"I think you're just jealous," TenTen informed.
"Tch," Neji said and walked to the door, TenTen following.
Hinata and Naruto also left.
"Let's go," Gaara said and him and Gasha got up.
"Bye you two," Gasha said winking as they left.
"Ja ne," Sakura stated waving turning to Sasuke, "Ja ne, Sasuke-kun." And with that, Sakura left, and so did Chouji and Lee. They shut the door behind them.
Sasuke leaned back into the chair and ran a hand through his hair, sighing. 'Oh, here it goes,' he thought.
Neji and TenTen's P.O.V.
Neji and TenTen walked up to her doorstep.
TenTen smiled at him. "Ja ne, Neji," she said about to open the door.
"Wait…" she turned to Neji.
"Yeah?" she questioned.
She could have sworn she saw a tint of crimson forming on his cheeks. 'What's he up to?' TenTen wondered.
"Here," he shoved a bundle of flowers to her.
TenTen blinked. "Where did you hide these?" she asked.
"Secret," Neji replied. "Just keep them. Ja, TenTen." And with that said, he walked away and she watched his form disappear in the distance.
TenTen beamed and ran into her apartment. She filled a vase with water and placed the flowers in it. They were orchid, her favorite.
'Shannaro!' Inner TenTen cheered. 'We so rock! Go TenTen! Go TenTen.'
TenTen blushed. She had managed to break some of the ice around Neji, and she couldn't be anymore happier.
Her eyes widened. There, in front of her door, were roses. Two dozen deep red roses. She picked them up gingerly. She walked into her house; her parents were out for the night. Her eyebrow knitted in confusion. Rose petals were scattered across the floor, leading to her room. In curiosity, she followed the rest of them into the room and spotted a piece of folded paper on her bed. She picked it up and her eyes widened more as she read it to herself:
You are my heart, my hope, my help,
The passion that is me,
The whole of which I am a part,
My peace, my ecstasy.
You are my future, present, past,
My ship, my sail, my ocean,
The wind that brings me home again,
The home for every motion.
You live within me, yet I am
Without you all alone.
With you I am full of light;
Without you I am stone.
Is this foolish? Yes, perhaps,
But also it is true.
I think of life as something I
Can spend with only you.
Ah, my love! Love longs for such
Sweet celebrants as this!
Love is a burden and a joy,
Slavery and bliss.
This day of love come love with me,
Come sing with me my song.
Come be my Valentine, and I
Will love you my life long, my love,
Will love you my life long.'
Who on Earth could of sent this to her? "Whoever sent these, must be really romantic or really stupid. Or worse, what if it's a stalker," she muttered.Uchiha Mansion
Sasuke sneezed in the middle of his training. "Great," he mumbled.
Yea for fluff! Happy Valentines Day to everyone out there! Here's their Valentine's Day, what did you think of it? Oh, and we've been getting a lot of reviews about Gaara being OOC, and we know. But be aware, he has known Gasha for a long time and she has changed him for the better. It's hard keeping Gaara in character, thus we made him this way.
Next time: TenTen's Birthday. What is this that Neji is planning for our favorite weapon mistress? (gasps) Could it be? No! Plus, Gasha's surprise!