How could he have been so stupid! Of course she didn't feel that way about him. She only had eyes set on DAN, her precious, dead, Dan.

Humph

Would he be able to play it off as an innocent kiss? No, they weren't children anymore, she had to know the way he felt about her…

… and she did, she just had given up hope that he still loved her. She didn't think he could still have that foolish crush on her. She was scared of the fact that he still loved her, scared to return those feelings. After all, everyone else she had given her heart to had been torn away from her by deaths' gruel grasp, leaving her heart a torn and mangled corpse.

She had been lazing about in her chair with her eyes closed after another vexing argument with the narrow minded elders. With a heavy sigh she had leaned, more like collapse, into the cushy chair. Just as she was contemplating reaching down for the sake she hid in the bottom drawer of her desk, she felt something warm press itself upon her lips and warm breath glide along her upturned face. She shot out of her chair to see a flustered Jiraiya standing before her, 'he's never flustered', she thought to herself before comprehending what had just taken place. And when it did sink in, all she could do was stare…

…all she could do was stare, he couldn't take another second of it, so a few hand signs and a poof of smoke later he was prowling the length of his apartment. Too wound up to pour sake, to anxious even, to work on the next issue of Icha Icha Paradise. He had no way of knowing how she would react, she was always so unpredictable, a quality that allowed her to survive the hardships of ninja life and also what endeared her to him.

That's when a knock interrupted his train of thought.

"If that's Naruto I'm gona-", he muttered as he stalked toward the door.

He flung the door open just in time to see Tsunade prepping herself for only the gods knew what, but he was soon to find out…

…just do it, just do it was the mantra that had brought her to the doorway to her future, and the mantra to brought her shaking fist to knock on said door. It's also the mantra that carried her past a gapping Jiraiya and into a new chapter of her life…

Cliché I know, but we need some more Jiraiya and Tsunade

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