Title: Waiting for Dawn

Fandom: Naruto

Pairing: Neji/Tenten/Lee

Rating: PG-13

Word Count: 400

Summary/Description: Team Gai lies together beneath a blanket of stars. It will be love.

Warning/Spoilers: None.

A/N: I've wanted to write something like this for a while now.

Disclaimer: Insert witty denial of ownership here.

When Lee kisses Tenten, it is gentle.

Only their lips touch, and he kisses her like it is novel and sacred and special. He does not take it much further than a careful brushing of mouths; hard enough that she can feel the chapped skin of his lips, soft enough that she is left wanting more. She opens her mouth, and so does he, and for a few precious seconds, they breathe of each other. It is a kiss that promises more, and how he can express so much with so little, Tenten does not know, but she kisses back.

When Tenten kisses Neji, it is earnest.

She takes him somewhat by surprise, how she pours the kiss full of gesture and feeling, almost flooding his senses. With the Byakugan, it is not that complicated to read her, discern what she wants. How exactly to go about giving it to her; that he is not sure about. Still, she seems gratified when he grips her upper arms and slants his head into the kiss. She bites hard into his bottom lip, and that startles him, but she wants to make herself understood. Maybe Neji is catching on; he kisses back.

When Neji kisses Lee, it is brutal.

For that one snap second when the fist twists in his shirt and gleaming eyes narrow and warm lips bend to ravage his, he is still. But only for that one second. He is too long used to being the aggressor; the unfamiliarity of this situation does not stop him from grabbing back and pushing his lips firmly against Neji's, until neither of them can breathe. He is clumsy in his haste and Neji is harsh in his fervour, but it feels almost too good. It must, Lee supposes, for he kisses back.

Team Gai lies together beneath a blanket of stars.

They are each in their own separate cot, the sky their only shelter for the night. They are close enough, but they are not touching. They are very aware of each other nonetheless; their scents and their tiny movements and their soft sounds. Perhaps thinking about the mission behind them, the journey ahead, and everything around them now. Each perhaps, perhaps not, wishing to see into the others' minds.

They look, look at each other.

When Team Gai kisses, it will be dawn, it will be perfect. It will be love.

A/N: Did not turn out how I wanted, but WHAT THE FUCK EVER. Lshfslkdfg

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