"A crack on the head is what you get for not asking, and a crack on the head is what you get for asking." - The Smiths, Barbarism Begins At Home

"Shikamaru as my guide you are a where you have to buy me lunch right?" Temari said still sashaying along beside him. The brunette appeared not to know about this condition of mission, and sent a rather cold glare in her direction. "Cut the crap Shikamaru and take me to a restaurant." He turned his glare enviously towards the clouds, free to float around all day unperturbed, sighed a low 'troublesome' and changed their direction.

The escort mulled over his plan in his head, when Ino went to the BBQ place with their team she never ate anything, hopefully Temari was the same.

"BBQ?" She hummed "That's great" she smiled "we don't get BBQ places back home."

"What a troublesome woman."

"What was that?" Shikamaru looked up as if Temari talking was completely out of the blue.


"That's what I thought," she said readjusting the fan on her back "come on."

Shikamaru glanced up at the menu in front of him, already knowing it of by heart. He watched Temari one hand on the fan propped next to her the other one pulling at her hair. For some reason something seemed odd, out of place.

"Have you chose yet troublesome woman?" She raised her eyes to meet his and he saw the threat that lay their. Which why he was shocked when her reply was as soft as a spring breeze.

"Just about, lazy ass." Shikamaru furrowed his brows in deep concentration, something was defiantly off.

Temari stretched her arms back, bowing her back in what Shikamaru would deem a feline like manner.

"How long dose it take?" She asked agitated, "I don't want to get in at the Embassy to late, people will talk." Shikamru gave her a dry snort, thankfully he was saved from the kunoich's wraith by the waitress delivery there food.

"Is their anything else I can do for you Nara-sama?" The waitress asked, twirling her sleek hair around her finger.

"We are fine thank you." Temari said tersely, the girl seemed genuinely shocked by Temari's presence.

"Well if there is anything I can get for you Nara-sama, please don't hesitate to ask." Shikamaru watch the girl float away, how could she be unaffected by the heat of Temari's glare. After all it was worse than his own Mother's.

"Women are so troublesome." He huffed before turning his attention back to his meal, completely oblivious to Temari's somewhat relived expression.

If there was one thing about Temari the Nara could appreciate is that her conversation was, thrilling to say the least. There were never any akward silences or unnecessary chatter just a lull in and out of conversation, Shikamru could appreciate the rarity of that gift.

"That," she said patting her stomach "was most satisfying. Was it really so hard to buy me lunch?"

"Yes." He replied kicking at the earth underneath his feet.

"You know you are the most infuriating person ever. And I am so sorry my company is such a burden on you!" The shadow nin looked up shocked by her newest outburst.

"What have I done now?"

"Oh! Grow up you idiot. I am not saying it out loud for your enjoyment!" Shikamaru looked at her puzzled.

"Tell me what?" The Nara had never seen any woman soothed so fast. The sand nin now looked totally calm, if some what disbelieving.

"You really don't know do you?" She asked pinching the bridge of her nose.

"Know what?!"

"For a genius you're pretty dumb." He didn't even have time to comprehend what was happening before she was gone, just a little dust cloud left in her wake.

"What the hell?" He cried out in frustration.

Walking home her words kept ringing in his ears. 'For a genius you're pretty dumb.' What was that even supposed to mean anyway? Stupid, confusing, troublesome woman. Even as he flopped down onto the couch he heard her voice ringing in his ears. He closed his eye to the ceiling above and saw he face. All of a sudden it clicked. All the times the feet 'accidentally' touched underneath the table. Her attitude towards the waitress, and the constant playing with her spiky hair. And she though he was pretending not to know to make her say it out loud. He chuckled softly, pulling himself up, deciding that she deserved some dessert after lunch. He'd give the Embassy something to talk about.

Haha, now im just graping at straws for the themes, lol. Next one should be up soon Thank you readers and reviewers! Lots of Love and kisses.

Now off to do Physics work U.u