Hey all, Phantom-of-Fantasy here, bringing you a (hopefully) short "crack" fanfiction story. I'll only be updating this one when I have time...and between my work load and my OTHER Naruto fanfic (A Complicated Situation check it out if you haven't yet!) this one is kind of on the back burner. I actually came up with this idea when I was "doodle/brainstorming" for inspiration in the next chapter of ACS (see above story mentioned). But it turned out to be a cute idea that i'm going to stick with. I'm still not sure of the outcome myself, but hopefully I'll post a new chapter soon!

Disclaimer: Duh. Do I really have to say it? I don't own Naruto and company. If I did, rest assured that Sasuke, Naruto, Itachi, Shikamaru, Neji, and a few others would be stashed away in my closet so no other fan-girl could have them...Just kidding around, I'm not that crazy!

Summary: As Shikamaru and Temari's "could-be" relationship starts heating up, Shikamaru gets cold feet: he's never been kissed. Can his nosy teammate Ino help him out? Or will it just cause more drama between the "happy couple"?! R & R and as always, ENJOY!

Oh, and this is during Shippuden. Not sure how much of this will follow the anime/manga plots though... XD

"Shikamaru! Wake up, you lazy ass!" A girl's voice screeched at him. The dark-haired boy yawned and stretched out his arms before daring to open his eyes. A frowning turquoise-eyed, light blonde-haired girl towered over him, with her hands on her hips. "Would you get up already?!"

"Inooooo…" he whined, rolling over onto his side. He suddenly felt himself get flipped over. The blonde girl shook him, trying to wake him up. Shikamaru moaned wordlessly and tried to hit her with his arm. She dodged his pathetic attempt and completely knocked him off the small platform.

"Ow! What the hell?" he snarled. Ino smirked.

"I knew I'd find you up here day-dreaming…did you forget that we have visitors from Suna coming today?"

"Oh…shit" Shikamaru mumbled, rubbing his head where it had smashed against the ground. "What a drag…"

"Of course, your girlfriend will be here soon with the delegation…" Ino continued smugly.

"She's not my girlfriend," he protested weakly, looking around for his chunin vest, which he had taken off to use as a pillow. The blonde girl picked it up and dusted it off before handing it to him with an evil grin.

"You say she's not your girlfriend…but your eyes show the real story. How else do you explain spending so much time together? Working with her about the Chunin Exams is just an excuse…the two of you probably run off somewhere to make out!"

Shikamaru turned a deep shade of red and spluttered angrily at her. "Hey! That's not true! And even if it was…it wouldn't be any of your business, Ino!"

"HA! It is true. Don't lie to me Shikamaru…we've been teammates for too long," she smiled.

"I'm really not lying though. I haven't even had my first kiss yet…" he muttered, looking away.

Ino's jaw dropped. "What?!"

"Shut up and leave me alone."

"Shikamaru Nara! You cannot expect me to believe that you are total lip virgin!"

He sighed and rubbed the back of his neck, trying to ignore her. She kept pestering him about it even as they started down the stairs to go to the main Konoha gate. Shikamaru finally turned to her and grabbed her arm.

"Ino…SHUT UP! I don't need everyone in the village to know about personal information about me. So don't go and spread it around. I know you like to gossip, but please keep this to yourself…I'm asking you as a personal favor…as a friend," he whispered. At first his voice was furious but it had softened by the end of his rant. Ino gazed at him, wide-eyed.

"OK Shika, I won't breathe a word."

"Thanks," he sighed with relief. The two arrived at the gate to find everyone else waiting for them…including an impatient dark-blonde haired girl with an enormous fan, standing with her hands on her hips. Ino quickly stepped away from Shikamaru.

"Hey Temari. How've you been?" the dark-haired boy asked nervously as the Sand girl's face broke out into a smile.

Review and I may be tempted to post the next chapter that I've already written...XD