A/N: Time to wrap it up. Just what's going to happen between these two friends? And can they handle it? No warnings, just a little more cat and mouse to finish up, and a bit of flirting too. Enjoy!


Anko's thoughts were blurred. All she wanted to do was sleep. She had never felt better than she did right then. She didn't want to move, ever. She wanted to stay right there wrapped around Kakashi for the rest of her life. But soon her thoughts cleared and reality came back. She looked around a bit; realizing that she couldn't stay in the alley forever, so she decided it was time for them to get out of there. With all the noise they made, people were probably going to investigate soon anyway. She relaxed her grip on Kakashi, touched his hair and said, "Hey. We should get going."

Kakashi stirred slightly. He said, "Do we have to?"

"Yeah, I can't live in an alley the rest of my life, even thought I feel so damn good right now."

"Me too. That was really hot."

"You did well."

"You liked my surprise then?"

"I like the fact that I didn't kill you. I don't think the whole ambush idea is a very good one. I might hurt you next time, and I really don't want to."

"Next time huh?"

"Will there be a next time?"

"I take it you like my little 'friends with benefits,' suggestion? You're ok with it?"

"At this point, I'm VERY ok with it."

Kakashi chuckled a bit and helped her get up off of him. He adjusted his mask and tried to adjust the rest of himself before attempting to stand. She held out her hand and pulled him up. He said, "Wow, my legs are going to be sore tomorrow."

Anko said, "Yeah and my arms are shot. It felt like I was doing reverse chin ups. What a workout." Then she saw him. He was not moving, but he was looking at something on the ground, her underwear, again. She said, "You're not serious. You already have the ones from last night!"

"I'll start a collection. I'll consider it one of the benefits of having you as a friend."

"My shredded underwear, a benefit?"

"In so many ways."

"You know the rules – launder them, and no showing them off."

"I know. Don't forget your scarf." He looked over at her as she started to re-wrap the scarf around her neck. He said, "Hold on a minute." He stepped closer to her and grabbed her chin and tilted her head so the light shined on the side of her neck that he paid attention to a few minutes earlier. "Oh shit."

"Oh shit? What oh shit? What are you talking about?"

"You are definitely going to kill me. Your neck looks like someone beat you with a stick."

Anko glared at him. "Did you have to be so . . . "

"You didn't seem to mind when I was doing it."

"I'll have a word with you about that later. Right now, I need to go to bed."

Kakashi looked at her sideways and she could tell he was smirking under his mask. He raised his eyebrows at her. He said, "Well I could follow you to your place and make sure no one molests you along the way."

"Oh really? And why would you do that?"

"Consider it one of the benefits of having me as a friend."

Anko did consider this for a minute and the said, "Alright, you can follow me. But what happens if you're the molester?"

He shrugged. "I guess that's just a chance you'll have to take."

They walked quietly arm in arm back to her apartment. She stopped him at the door and said, "Weren't we here just a few hours ago?"

"Yeah we were."

"I'm going to ask you again. Are we good? Nothing's going to be weird?"

"How about you ask me that tomorrow."

"Tomorrow huh?"

"Yeah." He ran a finger up the length of her arm, straight up her shoulder and put his hand around the back of her neck. With his other hand, he pulled down his mask. Then he pulled her to him and kissed her forcefully.

He broke their kissing. Anko looked at him with half lidded eyes. She said, "Tomorrow. I'll ask you tomorrow. Right now, I don't care. I want to hear more about these so-called benefits from my friend." She grabbed him by the vest and pulled him into her apartment, kicking the door shut behind him.


A/N: And there you have it. Two friends reaping the benefits of their friendship. I hope you liked it. I had fun with it! I have an idea for a sequel to this one, an almost comical, yet still steamy, not quite sure yet. If you'd like another, let me know, and maybe I'll start a series. Until then, seen you soon!