Hey, it's Emily. This is my first shot at fanfiction and yaoi, so if it sucks, please tell me what I could do to improve. This is a ShikamaruXNaruto pairing. I know it's weird, but I wanted to do something original. So, I came up with this. The first chapter is short, but the others are a little longer. Enjoy!

Shikamaru Nara was sitting on a tree branch, staring at the clouds, when Naruto Uzumaki snuck up behind him and poked him in the back, making Shikamaru nearly jump a mile.

"Naruto! Quit doing that!" Shikamaru exclaimed.

"Seen anything yet?" the blonde ninja asked.

Shikamaru and Naruto were sent on a mission with their fellow ninja: Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, Choji Akimichi and Ino Yamanaka. Masters Kakashi and Asuma had heard reports that people had sighted Orochimaru in the woods several miles from Konohagakure and their Masters sent them out on the mission. Kakashi and Asuma were a little ways behind; making sure no Sound ninja would sneak up from behind.

"Nothing yet. I've been waiting to use my shadow on anything that comes, but nothing's happened. Where's everyone else?" Shikamaru asked.

"Sakura and Ino were arguing about Sasuke. Sasuke is a few meters ahead, and Choji is a little further from Kakashi-sensei and Asuma." Naruto reported.

"I'm sure we'll hear if they do see something." Shikamaru said.

Suddenly, a group of Sound ninja was seen jumping through the trees. Naruto made to go after them, but Shikamaru held him back, saying, "We need to see what they're doing."

Unfortunately, the Sound ninja heard them. One of the ninja started throwing shurikens and kunai at the two ninja.

"We need to get to Kakashi-sensei!" Naruto yelled, running further into the forest.

"No, we'll have to fight them on our own." Shikamaru shouted back, "I can't use my Shadow Possession Jutsu; there's too many of them!"

"Should I try to make Doppelgangers?" the blonde ninja asked.

"It's worth a shot!" Shikamaru yelled, ducking a tree branch.

"Ninja Art: Multi Shadow Clone Jutsu!!" Naruto yelled.

Instantly, there were dozens of Naruto doppelgangers, but the Sound ninja threw shurikens at them, disappearing with a small poof.

"Oh, shit. We're done for!" Naruto yelled, "Are you sure you can't do that Shadow thing?"

"There's too many of them to do that!" Shikamaru yelled.

"That shoots down that idea." Naruto said.

Shikamaru heard a whizzing sound. Turning around, he saw a shuriken speeding right up to Naruto's head.

"Naruto, look out!" Shikamaru warned.

"Wha-?" Naruto began to ask.

But he never finished his sentence. The shuriken hit him in the back of the head. Shikamaru looked back at Naruto, and saw another shuriken coming. But he wasn't fast enough. The shuriken hit him square in the forehead, sending Shikamaru into unconsciousness.

"Where are they?"

Sasuke, Ino, Sakura, Choji, Kakashi and Asuma were looking for Naruto and Shikamaru.

"Knowing Naruto, he's playing some kind of joke." Sakura said.

"But Shikamaru?" Choji wondered.

"Sasuke, could you see them after the attack began?" Kakashi asked the black haired ninja.

"They were trying to run away. Naruto tried to create some Doppelgangers, but it didn't work. They were running further into the forest when I last saw them." Sasuke said.

"I don't see them anywhere!" Ino exclaimed.

"Maybe they went back to the village to get help?" Choji suggested.

"If they went back to get help, we would see footprints." Asuma said.

"Besides, they knew our location, so they would tell us first. Hopefully." Sakura said.

Lame first chapter, I know. But I had to get them stranded, somehow. Anyway, please tell me what I could improve on. Again, this is my first yaoi, so don't judge me too harshly. Thanks for reading!

Next chapter- we find out a little something about Naruto.