Shikamaru x Ino : Lovesick Sleeping Beauty

This is my second romantic fanfic. It's kinda TWISTED, though. My first one was a NaruXSasu fic. Be sure you read that one, too! Sasuke x Naruto : Release Me COMPLETE VERSION!

Don't forget it! It's a beautiful fanfic and I hope you folks enjoy this fic as well!

-SK ;-)

P.S. My romantic fics are usually very long… If you want something shorter, try reading some of my humorous fanfics like: Orochimaru: What if he was a fairytale princess? And 'Raining Poop in Konoha!' COMING SOON! Oh, sorry for this long introduction… I suppose you're itching for the story, so okay!

Here it goes!

Chapter 1- What Happened to Shikamaru?

Ino and Choji are walking together along the busy streets of Konoha.

"Hey, Ino… Shikamaru hasn't gone to the academy for the past few days now.

Do you think something bad happened to him?" (chomp, chomp)

" I don't know, Choji… But as soon as we're done training, let's check, okay?"

"Huh? After class? I can't. My dad and I are going to the grocery, you see…" (chomp)

"Oh, that's a shame. I'll just tell you how he is tomorrow, then!"

Suddenly, Asuma runs after them, yelling, "Choji! Ino! Wait!"

The two friends stop and turn to face their teacher. He had a worried look on his face. He was sweating, just as if a huge hideous beast was chasing after him.

"Asuma-sensei, are you alright?" (chomp, chomp) Choji asked.

Asuma panted, trying to catch his breath. "Choji…" he said, "I finally know why Shikamaru hasn't gone to school for the past few days…"

"Really?" Ino asked, "Well, why?"

Asuma looked at the blonde and answered, "Shikamaru's been having a fever for the past few days, so he can't go to school. But then, his parents are going out on a mission, so they'll be gone for a few days… So, they asked me to look for someone to look after Shikamaru…

Choji, are you up to it?"

Choji pouted and replied, "I want to, but I can't. I promised my dad I'd go somewhere with him today…"

"Okay, then, how about you, Ino?" Asuma asked his lovely, blonde student.

Ino swallowed and paused for a moment.

"Ino?"

"Huh? Oh, sure, Asuma-sensei! I'll look after Shikamaru 'til his parents come back."

"Good! That's just what I expected from Shikamaru's close friend!"

CLOSE friend? Ino thought. How CLOSE? Then, she felt her heart beating faster. She started sweating and she didn't know why.

"I'll see the two of you in class tomorrow. Good day to the both of you!" Asuma smiled, then left.

Ino was still frozen. Choji stared at her and asked, "What's wrong, Ino?" (chomp, chomp)

Finally, Ino was released from her trance and answered, "Uh… N-nothing! I'm okay!"

"Okay… I'll see you tomorrow then!"

"Bye, Choji!"

Then, Choji left.

"Okay… Now… To Shikamaru's house…" Ino sighed, "Wait… Maybe I should bring him flowers too…"