Disclaimer: Naruto isn't mine.


If someone had told Neji a week ago that he would sleep with Uchiha Itachi, he would have glared at them and wondered when they would go away.

If someone had told Neji a week ago that he would not only sleep with Uchiha Itachi, but enjoy every mind-blowing second of it, he would have killed them before they could get away.

If someone had told Neji a week ago that he would not only sleep with Uchiha Itachi and enjoy every mind-blowing second of it, but want more -- much more -- he would have killed them as slowly and painfully as he could have.

But that would have been a week ago.

Now, Neji would simply ignore them disdainfully and feel a secret sort of pleasure over knowing the fact that he, Hyuuga Neji, had made Itachi come simply by touching him. Who said Jyuuken could only be used on the battlefield?

Neji climbed out of bed. A shiver ran up his spine when his feet touched the cold wood of the floor, but he crossed the room anyway and walked down the hall.

He didn't know if what he was feeling now could rightly be called lovesickness, and he didn't care. All he knew was that he craved to be with Itachi again. He wanted the warmth of his flesh beneath his fingers and the brutal caress of his hands on his skin. He wanted to feel the heat of Itachi's mouth against his again.

The night air was cool against Neji's burning skin. He stood on the porch of his uncle's house, wearing nothing except a pair of loose cotton shorts. The moon overhead shone brightly, illuminating his pale skin. As he gazed out across his uncle's gardens, his mind wandered back to the last night he had spent with Itachi.

He had known that Itachi was skilled on the battlefield, but he had never heard about what he was like in bed. As far as he had known, he was just like his brother: an asexual, conceited egomaniac.

It made sense that he had never heard about Itachi's love life, if he really was gay. After all, he hardly expected any of the shinobi in the village to go around boasting that they had slept with Uchiha Itachi. First, it would mark them for what they were -- a homosexual -- and second, as far as Neji knew, sleeping with the enemy was still frowned upon.

Nevertheless, Neji found himself wondering if any of the other shinobi had slept with Itachi, and if the had, he wondered if they had liked it. But mostly, he found himself hoping that Itachi hadn't slept with any of the other shinobi. He didn't think he would mind being an exception.