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pairing(s): you guys all know.
author; visionary dreams
Kiba licked his lips, furrowing his brows tightly, before scurrying across the lawn swiftly. Ducking behind a bush as the porch light came on, Kiba cursed himself. The things he did for Hinata.
I mean really.
It was midnight, and lately, her father has been just a bit too strict on the couple. And, well Hinata was missing her boyfriend so much and since Kiba was Hinata's bitch; of course he was going to sneak out of his house on a Wednesday night to only sneak himself into her house.
And Hinata's dad was a very, very, scary man.
He gulped, hearing a dog bark loudly across the street. Shut up, mutt! He couldn't help but think before darting across to the side of her house—the one with Hinata's window.
He couldn't help but grin at his success, propping Hinata's window open with ease.
He admittedly dropped his smile.
Neji stood there, with his arms crossed, eyes into slits.
"AHHHHHHHHH!" Kiba screamed and hauled his ass home.
Back to these childish notes, really Sakura?
Ugh. You just killed my happy mood, dick.
One of my many qualities, I know.
OHMYGOD. DID UCHIHA SASUKE ACTUALLY ATTEMPT A JOKE, SO YOU DO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR IN YOUR BODY.
Ino was a very confused individual.
Like, yes, okay she knew Shikamaru liked her. He told her, and she knew she liked her bestfriend, too, but that was the thing. He was her bestfriend.
He had seen her at her worst and her best. He'd seen her with countless guys, seen her dump countless of guys. He had even seen her when she got her first heartbreak from her ex Sai, and he was there the entire time, helping her through it.
She couldn't remember a time when Shikamaru and Chouji haven't been her closest friends. But what if they decided to go for it and it didn't work out? What if they lost the feeling, or even worse—that their new found relationship ruined their bestfriendship. She couldn't handle it. Shikamaru and Chouji were her rock. Of course Sakura was too, but these were her boys. They were her other halves to a whole and as she started to pick up her stuff for cheer practice, she decided she just couldn't risk it.
Shikamaru meant too much to her to lose, and for once, Ino wasn't listening to her heart.
"Hey, you fuckers!" Kiba's rowdy voice was heard from downstairs of the Uzumaki household.
Naruto, Sasuke, Shikamaru, Chouji, and Shino all turned towards the noise that was echoing through the house.
"Look, sir, I'm sorry but I don't allow wild dogs in my house!" Naruto chortled as Kiba walked into his room. He grinned good-naturally before punching him on the shoulder, and throwing himself on the bed beside Shikamaru.
"Sup bitches," he nodded, smirking.
Sasuke rolled his eyes, and Chouji and Shino seemed to be in a very intense zombie battle on the game system right now.
"Oh, bitch, you are GOING. DOWN." Chouji pressed the buttons on his controller rapidly, his tongue stuck out in contraction, as he yelled some more, "AH. GET AWAY YOU ZOMBIE-BEAST, I WILL BLAST YOU WITH MY AK BITCH!"
On the screen, you could see Shino's player coming up behind the zombie and shooting him for Chouji.
"Thanks Shino, you're the absolute best man!"
"Why don't you ever give me love like that Chouji?" Shikamaru joked towards his bestfriend, "You're cheating on me with Shino!"
Kiba and Naruto roared with laughter, as Sasuke rolled his eyes, throwing a pillow at them.
"I'm glad you don't hate me anymore," Sakura teased as she looked at movies for her and Sasuke to watch.
It was late in the afternoon on a Thursday, and everyone seemed to be doing their own little thing. Ino was at cheer practice, Naruto was with Karin, and the rest of the crew was off doing individuals things. So, that afternoon had left her with Sasuke; not like she was complaining.
The Uchiha rolled his eyes at his best girl friend, watching her bend over to get a fallen movie. He titled his head side to a little, since when did Sakura have an ass?
He titled his head a little more, a nice one at that.
"Sasuke!" she exclaimed, and the raven-haired teen jumped.
"Hn?" he asked, feeling a light blush coming on; did she know? Oh god, he was definitely not just checking out Sakura. Hell no.
Because that was Sakura and that was just wrong.
"What movie to you wanna watch?"
He sighed in relief, pushing that moment out of his head to a very far, far corner in the back of his mind. Him? Checking out Sakura?! HA.
Even he had to laugh at the one.
It was towards the end of day on Friday when Shikamaru received a text from Ino asking him to take her home because they needed to talk.
Huh, he thought, confused. Because for the past week or so, Ino hadn't exactly been too friendly with him. He hoped it hadn't been for the fact that he told her he liked her…because wow, that would make things awkward. Wait, is that what she wanted to talk about? What he said to her?
Ugh, he groanded, giving himself a headache as he closed his locker, and headed out towards the parking lot. He spotted Sasuke, Sakura, and Naruto near Naruto's jeep, being loud as always, he waved in their directions before heading towards his Honda Civic.
Ino was there, of course, leaning against it; looking beautiful as always. Like that was surprise, he thought, smirking before saying, "Sup?"
He opened his back door, seating his backpack down before getting into the driver's seat. She was right behind him, and he couldn't but notice her tense mood.
"Ino?" he questioned, casting her a sideways glance, before starting up the engine and backing out. Ino was still in her cheerleading uniform from 7th period practice, her hair was up in a high ponytail, and he couldn't help but think how he got so lucky to have such a beautiful bestfriend.
"Shikamaru," she started, fiddling with her thumbs in her lap, "We gotta talk."
He furrowed his brows, not liking how quiet she was right now because if there was one thing about Ino, she wasn't quiet.
"Okay," he said simply, "Talk."
She flushed, "I don't even know how to start this."
Shikamaru stayed silent, waiting for her to continue.
Ino sighed, leaning her head against the car window; it was either now or never.
"You remember what you told me last weekend?"
Shikamaru pursed his lips, "Yeah…"
Ino frowned sadly, because she really didn't want to do this. All she wanted to do was kiss Shikamaru right then and there, and never, ever, ever go back into the friend zone but she just couldn't do that. Not to her, or him, or to them. Their friendship was too precious to lose, and she wasn't going to risk any chances of ruining that. Even if it meant going against her heart.
"We cant…we cant…" she said quietly, sighing sadly, "We can't be like that, Shikamaru."
Shikamaru finally pulled down her street, and slid to a stop as he stopped in front of her house. As smart as the brilliant teen was, he honestly couldn't comprehend Ino at the moment. Well, he could, he knew what was coming out of her mouth, but he wasn't letting the words sink in.
"Okay," he said in a monotone, switching CD's as he waited for Ino to leave.
"I just don't want to lose you, Shikamaru," she looked up at him with sad blue eyes, "Not as my friend, my bestfriend."
So that's why she had been avoiding all week, she had to think of the nicest way of letting him down.
"I understand," he swallowed hard, licking his lips, not really liking how his feelings seem to be getting hurt the more she talked. Because he did understand, she didn't like him more than a friend and she was rejecting him.
All of sudden, he just wanted to punch things. Here he was, putting himself out there to a girl, Ino of all people, and he was getting rejected.
"Look," he started, more harshly than he intended, "I gotta go Ino, I have things to do."
She didn't look at him as she got out, and at that moment, he could have cared less.
I'm back, and yes I AM going to finish this story if it's the last thing I do, I swear! And lately, I've been getting alot of reviews about Naruto and Karin being cousins. Like, okay guys, I stopped reading manga years ago, and I haven't caught up with Naruto in quite some time. So, alright, now that we got that cleared up.
I told you guys I had big plans for Shikamaru and Ino, and Sasuke and Sakura are slowly but surely getting there.
Well hoped you guys like it, and please, please review! thanks!