Pairings: main ShikaNaru, KakaIru, LeeSaku, KibaShino, ChouHina, InoNejiTen (triangle). The main focus of this story is on ShikaNaru and the other pairings may be mentioned but not shown that much, I haven't decided yet.
Warnings: This is yaoi, so there will be homosexual pairings in this story. If this bothers you then please don't read this story. Mature content, crude language, cursing and sexual references are in this story.
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or any of it's characters. This story is a work of fiction based on the Naruto manga and anime series.
Thoughts and dreams are represented by italics.
Chapter Ten – Will Naruto accept Shikamaru's proposal?
The next afternoon, after Shikamaru had walked with Naruto to the front gate to meet with Gai, he turned to the blond and took him into his arms. "Be careful out there."
Naruto hugged the genius tightly. "I will, don't worry." Then the blond raised his head up and accepted the loving kiss that Shikamaru gave him. After a minute, they both let go of each other and stepped back. "I should be back home tomorrow afternoon."
Gai was touched by the loving scene he was witnessing. He wiped a tear from his eye that had fallen. Then he smiled his sparkling smile at the boys. "Such love that I am seeing between the two of you has made me feel youthful again. Ah, the passions of youth!"
Naruto laughed and Shikamaru turned his head away in embarrassment. I feel sorry for Naruto having to be alone on a mission with Gai. But, then again, he doesn't seem to be upset about it. He waved at the blond and his tall dark haired team mate. "See you tomorrow!"
Naruto and Gai waved back at the brunette and called out goodbyes.
Shikamaru watched them leave until he could no longer see his love. Then he turned around and headed back into the village. Time to go to that jewelry store. I hope I can find the perfect rings.
Later that evening, Shikamaru was sitting on the couch and looking at the rings he had bought earlier. I hope he likes them. I'm going to have to go on some missions myself, to fill up my savings account again. It will be worth it though. I'm not going to tell my parents about this until after Naruto says yes. Shikamaru then frowned as the thought that Naruto could say no, came into his head. He loves me. Naru has told me that he's happier than he's ever been in his life. He has no reason to turn me down.
Shikamaru put the rings back in their box and then put the box down on the coffee table in front of him. He got up from the couch and headed to the bedroom, where he then proceeded to undress. He got into the bed wearing only his boxers. He couldn't fall asleep at first, because of thoughts about what would happen when Naruto came back. Thirty minutes later he finally fell asleep.
The next day, at two pm, Naruto and Gai returned from their mission and headed to the Hokage Tower to check in and to turn in their mission report. The Hokage wasn't in her office, so they both talked with the chuunin in charge at the Mission's office. After Naruto had received his paycheck and was told that he didn't have a mission on Monday, the blond said goodbye to Gai and then left the office to head home.
After he arrived home, he was greeted at the door by Shikamaru. The brunette wrapped his arms around the blond and held him close, then kissed him passionately.
Naruto was surprised by getting attacked by his love as soon as he had got through the door. Shika must have missed me a lot! He responded quickly to the brunette's attentions and kissed back just as passionately.
Shikamaru had to stop himself from dragging Naruto off to the bedroom. Now is not the right time. The dark haired boy broke off the kiss, then released the blond and stepped back from him. "Naruto, come and sit on the couch with me. There is something I want to say to you." He then led the surprised boy to the couch and both sat down next to each other.
Shikamaru took a deep breath then turned to look in his lover's blue eyes. "I love you, Naru. I want to spend the rest of my life loving you." Shikamaru then looked at the coffee table and reached for the small box that was on it and picked it up. He turned back to look at the blond, handing him the box. "Open it."
Naruto opened the box and looked inside. He looked up at Shikamaru in surprise and wonder. "They are beautiful, Shika. But what are they for?" Naruto had an idea, but he wanted to hear the words from his love.
"I want to marry you, Naru. Will you marry me?" Shikamaru held his breath.
Naruto's eyes started to water. I'm so happy! I can't believe he asked me to marry him. He fought to keep himself from crying. "Yes, Shika! I will!" Then a sob came out.
Shikamaru let out the air he had been holding and then breathed again. He grabbed Naruto and hugged him tightly. He started to rub the blond's back, to soothe him. He just let his love get his crying over with, before saying anything else. "I spoke to the Hokage already, earlier today. She agreed to perform the ceremony for us. I guess you want all our friends to be there too, right?"
Naruto pulled back from the brunette and looked at him with a big smile on his face. "Tsunade baa-chan is going to marry us? That is great, Shika! Yes, I want all our friends to be there. I should go see Sakura-chan to find out what needs to be done."
Shikamaru put his hand on Naruto's chin and lifted his face up so that he could look into the eyes he loved. "Everything has already been taken care of. All of our friends will be available tonight. The ones that had missions, should be back before the wedding."
Naruto's eyes got big. "What? It's tonight?"
Shikamaru laughed. "Yes, it would be too troublesome for me to wait. But I do need to go over to my parent's house and invite them. I've been putting if off, because my mother will probably throw a fit." I wish I could get someone else to tell her. But for my Naru, I'll try to be brave.
Naruto grabbed the back of Shikamaru's head and pulled him down for a kiss. This time it was Naruto that pushed his tongue in the other boy's mouth, first. He explored his love's mouth, groaning in pleasure and causing Shikamaru to do the same.
They traded hot, passionate kisses for several minutes. Then Naruto pulled back and looked at the brunette with a serious expression on his face. "You should go talk to your parents now. What am I going to wear though?" He practically whined as he asked this.
"I'll go see my parents. You go look in our closet." He grinned at the blond. Then he forced himself to get up from the couch and went to the door.
Naruto jumped up and ran to the bedroom.
Shikamaru laughed and then put on his sandals. He left the apartment to go face his worst nightmare.
Later that evening, Naruto and Shikamaru stood side by side facing the Hokage. All of their former classmates, as well as Neji, Tenten and Lee were seated behind them. Kakashi, Iruka, Gai, Kurenai, Asuma, Shizune, Jiraiya, Konohamaru, Udon, Moegi and Shikamaru's parents were there too.
Naruto was wearing a white kimono that had orange foxes decorating it, with a matching orange sash. Shikamaru's kimono was sky blue with white fluffy clouds and golden suns decorating it. His sash was gold.
The boys each spoke their own words to each other during the ceremony. Shikamaru spoke first. "I promise to love, protect, and take care of you for as long as I live, Naru. The day I realized that I loved you was one of the happiest days of my life. I never realized just how much I was missing until I got to know you and thoughts of you took over my life. I love you more than life itself, Naru." Shikamaru's voice had been steady and filled with sincerity and love.
Naruto didn't bother to try and keep the tears out of his eyes. He smiled at his love then spoke to him. "Shika, I love you more than anything in the world. I promise to love, protect and take care of you too, for the rest of my life. I never knew what love was before, until you showed me. You are the most important and precious person in my life."
Tsunade had tears in her eyes too. "You may now exchange rings."
Shikamaru and Naruto took the rings that the Hokage held out to them and then put them on each other. The wedding bands were gold, engraved with silver leafs around the outside of them, inside the bands were the words, 'I will love you forever' written. For Naruto's ring, it was addressed to him and signed Shika and Shikamaru's ring was addressed to him and signed Naru.
After they exchanged the rings they kissed. The Hokage had to break them apart after a couple of minutes, when it looked like they weren't going to stop any time soon. Everyone laughed at that.
The newly married couple then walked to where their guests were and received congratulations from all of them. Shikamaru's mother, who had been angry before the wedding, had got over it when she saw the love each of the boys were showing to each other. She had even been crying during the part where they spoke their words. She gave her son and her new son-in-law hugs. Shikamaru was relieved at her change of heart, but the hug had nearly caused him to pass out. His mother was pretty strong.
Naruto hugged his new mother-in-law back. He now had a family. Both of his in-laws insisted they come by soon to have dinner with them. Naruto finally pried himself away from his strong mother-in-law and went to look for his missing husband. He found the brunette talking with Chouji and Hinata by the punch bowl.
Shikamaru saw his love coming and quickly said his goodbyes to the couple. He walked to meet his husband halfway. Then grabbed his arm and rushed with him to the door. He pulled Naruto into the hallway, then spoke to him as he walked rapidly away from where they had just left. "Come on, we're going home now. I plan on sealing all the windows and the front door so no one can get in uninvited."
Naruto ran to keep from being dragged by his husband. "We didn't get to eat! I'm starving Shika!"
"I'll feed you when we get home."
After they got back to the apartment, true to his word, Shikamaru set seals on all the windows and the front door. He drew all the curtains closed for privacy.
While the brunette had been doing all this, Naruto had been in the kitchen heating up leftover ramen that they had brought back from the ramen stand earlier that day. There was still enough to make a decent meal with. He placed the bowls on the table, then called out to Shikamaru to come eat. Being too hungry to wait for the other, he started digging in right away.
Shikamaru came into the kitchen and sat down to eat his own meal.
When Naruto was finished, he looked at his new husband. "Why were you in such a hurry to get back here?"
Shikamaru looked up from his meal. "I wanted to get you alone. I didn't feel like waiting any longer."
"Why not? We have the rest of our lives to spend together, Shika."
Shikamaru finished the last bite of his ramen, then looked up and smiled at the blond. "Because I couldn't wait to consummate our marriage." He got up from the table and walked over to Naruto, then grabbed him by the arm and pulled him up from his chair. "Let's go to bed now, Naru." He leaned down to kiss the blond's jaw, then moved his lips down to the boy's neck and started trailing kisses down it.
Naruto moaned in pleasure. Hmm, I guess this is better than staying at the reception. He grabbed Shikamaru's arm and then pulled him along and lead him to the bedroom.