A Friendly Reminder

Sorry for the long wait for the chapter. I was really sick and I still am. I feel light headed sitting at this computer, so it took me like 10 day's to write. I am really sorry, REVIEW PLEASE Though!

Chapter 2: A rude awakening

It was 10:37 a.m., and all 3 of the shinobi were still sleeping. Temari was the first to wake up, due to the birds singing outside the window. She slept on the side of the bed closest to the window. She was well rested; she had a great sleep and didn't want to wake up. The weirdest thing was Temari felt something really warm pressed up against her side. She opened her eyes to see what the warm thing was, to her surprise it was Shikamaru. She had cuddled up against his side, but she did the immediate reaction, she pushed Shikamaru off the bed, letting him fall on the floor.

"SHIKAMARU YOU PERVERT!" Temari screamed which woke up Shino. "What a weird awakening." He thought to himself. Shikamaru sat up and rubbed his head.

"What I didn't do anything!"


"No I wasn't! Look you're on my side of the bed." Shikamaru pointed at the bed. Temari scooted back on her side, I mean heck she wasn't going to be proven wrong by Mr. Troublesome.


"Troublesome." Shikamaru said to himself but Temari heard him.


"Okay guys just calm down. Let's just forget about it. We should get dressed and go look around town for anything weird." Shino said desperately trying to stop the arguing. Temari sighed, and nodded. She quickly looked at Shikamaru and gave him a death glare.

"Alright so Temari how about you get dressed in the bathroom, while Shikamaru and I will change out here." Temari got off the bed and walked over to her suit case. She pulled out a few articles and walked over to the bathroom.

"Fine." She said slamming the door. She left Shikamaru and Shino clueless.

"She has attitude problems." Shikamaru said walking over to his suit case pulling out clean clothes.

"Well it doesn't help that you're always arguing with her. It only adds to the triumph." Shino said taking off his shirt.

"Hn…" Shikamaru began to undress also. Shino had put a new shirt on, and new pants.

"Shikamaru, it would be best for you not to argue with Temari. It would help everyone out. Also if you constantly argue then you will blow your cover." Shino said looking at Shikamaru seriously.

"There is no making peace with that girl." Shikamaru said fully dressed.

"You could at least try. It won't kill you."

"Yes it will." Shino looked at Shikamaru, like a 'get serious' look. Then Temari came out of the bathroom, all dressed. She walked over to her suit case opened it and threw her old clothes in there.

"So what's the plan?" Temari said zipping up her suit case, then sat down on the bed. Shikamaru sat next to Temari; both looked at Shino waiting for his answer.

"Well it's a pretty simple plan just act like our character, and search around town and ask questions to anyone who seems to have great knowledge of the village." Shino dug through his bag and took out a box, he tossed it at Temari. Temari caught the box and opened it. Inside was a diamond ring, she looked at Shino with confusion.

"That's your wedding ring. Don't loose it." Temari looked at Shino a little confused, but then remembered who her identity. She put took the ring out and put it on her finger.

"Alright so are guys ready?" Shino said.

"I don't know about Mr. Crybaby over here, but I'm ready." Temari said pointing at Shikamaru when she said 'Mr. Crybaby'. Shikamaru tried hard to ignore her statement. Shino started to walk out of the room, and so Shikamaru and Temari followed.

They walked around the town for about an hour and a half. They encountered many people, none of which told them anything. The time was about 12:13 p.m. all 3 of them were hungry. They had an early dinner and no breakfast, so they were really hungry. Which took there attention off what they were doing. Shino's hungry had got to him.

"So are you guy's hungry?" Shino asked them.

"Yea." Temari and Shikamaru said at the same time.

"Alright what do you want to eat?" Temari and Shikamaru search around there surroundings, Temari started pointing at a food stand.

"Let's get something from there?" Temari said, Shikamaru pointed the other direction at a different food stand.

"I think we should get something from there."

"No here."



"Here." Shino rolled his eyes at them arguing. He heard two females laughing at Shikamaru and Temari's arguing.

"That is so cute!" One of the girls said to the other.

"Yea I know. You think they like each other?"

"Of course, can't you see her ring? They are obviously married." To most people this would be amusing, but this 'mission' so far has been nothing but a headache to Shino.

"CAN YOU TWO STOP ARGUING?!" Shino yelled at them. It shocked Temari and Shikamaru, Shino was usually quiet he never raised his voice.

"We're eating here." Shino said pointing to a different food stand that Shikamaru and Temari were pointing to. Shino walked over to the stand, Temari and Shikamaru trailed behind.

"Wow, I didn't know Shi… I mean Sanuzi could yell." Temari whispered to Shikamaru.

"Yeah I know." Shikamaru whispered. Shino walked up to the stand.

"I would like 3 orders of dumplings." Shino told to the dumpling guy.

"Hey Shik... I mean Halem." Temari started.


"I think we should stop, you know."

"No I don't know what?"

"Hey you two!" A strange man yelled at Temari and Shikamaru. He walked up to them and stared right at them. "You obviously from a foreign land. Who are you, and where are you from?" The strange man asked.

"I'm Halem Yonamsuna and this is my wife, Nami." Shikamaru asked pointing at Temari. "We are travelers. We travel from village to village. We haven't settled anywhere yet."

"And what is your purpose here?" The strange man asked angered.

"Yoshito!" Another strange man yelled at the one who confronted Temari and Shikamaru. He started walked towards him. The other stranger had to be a relative of the one who confronted Temari and Shikamaru because they were allot alike. The one, who yelled at the other, looked older. About Temari's age.

"You don't not interrogate villagers. Especially outsiders, do you want our village to look bad!?" The guy practically yelled at thee other. Then he turned to Temari and Shikamaru.

"I'm sorry for my stupid brother's actions." Shikamaru nodded. The one who just got yelled at turned, and walked away.

"Hello, my name is Youki Azacoena. I am Shibuki eldest son."

"Nice to meet you, I am Halem Yonamsuna and this is my wife, Nami. And over there is Sanuzi Unamai."

"Pleasure. Halem is it?"


"You are a very lucky man to have this beautiful woman as your wife." Temari started to blush.

"If there's anything I can do to make your stay in this town more enjoyable, let me know." Shino stepped forward with the cooked dumplings in a foam box.

"Actually, I was wondering were this, ball was going to be held?" Youki turned around and pointed to a huge building behind him.

"It will be held there. Now if you will excuse me, I am late." Youki turned around and walked away. He waved while he walked. Temari watched him leave, smiling."

"You know Halem, he's pretty cute." Temari laughed. Shikamaru looked at Temari pitifully, and started to clench his fist. He didn't know why, he just, did.

"Well we should go back to the Inn and eat." As they walked Shikamaru kept thinking about why he clenched his fist. The words Temari said rung in his head. The reached the Inn, and ate. They decided that would be enough running around town for the day. They had to wait for the ball to get more information, if any.

"Hey Temari, Shikamaru." Shino said. Temari and Shikamaru looked at Shino.

"Can you two please try to get along, for the sake of us keeping our identities?" Shikamaru put his hands up in the air in a 'o well way'.

"Well you can't get along with a female, who is always so bossy and bratty can you?" This angered Temari. She took out her fan and wacked him on the back of the head with it. It left a huge bump on his head.

"Jeez... calm down you troublesome woman!" Shikamaru said rubbing his head.

"Your the one who started it!" Temari snapped at him.

"Enough!" Shino said like he was their father. "Let's just calm down and relax. We have a big day tommorow with the ball being tommorow night. We should make sure we have everything ready." Temari set her fan against the bed, and checked to make sure her dress was alright. Shikamaru looked at Temari's fan.

"Hum...if she doesn't have her fan, then she can't hurt me." Shikamaru started to smile evily. He looked around the room at possible places he could stick it. "The next question is when and where can I put it. I have to put it somewhere she wouldn't look or go." Shikamaru looked around the room a bit more. "There the perfect place."

Sorry for the long wait. This story is 7 pages per chapter, and I have 6 other stories to update also. What do you think Shikamaru is going to do with the fan? I know, I know, I'm horrible for making you wait. But when I'm in this state of mind, I don't care. PLEASE REVIEW! I won't update till I get back from my vacation, so next update will be in January sometime. Anyway Review!