Author Notes: InoChou is adorable and my friend who requested this adores them, so I hopefully did them justice. Though in all honesty I prefer ShikaIno, though InoChou definitely holds a place in my heart. Hm... Hell, I should just write a Team 10 threesome and be done with it, lol.

Pairings or Characters: Chouji/Ino
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Prompt - E is for Exclusive


Chouji didn't really know what he had expected when he decided to finally suck it up and ask Ino out. What he definitely had not expected, however, was for her to say yes. Or for her to say it so casually before approaching the customer who had just walked in and helping him create a bouquet for his pregnant wife.

Chouji stared at her, slack-jawed, from his seat beside the counter -- Ino had placed two stools next to the check out counter for Shikamaru and Chouji, since they often came by whenever her parents had her on register duty -- as if she had sprouted feet from her forehead.

It weirded out the customer when he came up to the register to pay for his flowers, so Ino gave him a short glare which snapped him out of it. His jaw closed with a click of his teeth, and he pinched his cheek to make sure he wasn't imagining things. Once the customer left, throwing one last curious glance over his shoulder at the chubby young man, Ino leaned over the counter to raise an eyebrow at him.

"Why are you so freaked out?" she asked casually.

"You... You said yes. To me! Is this... Is this like when Shikamaru needs a date to get his mom to shut up, and then the second you finish dinner you go in the back with the waiter?" Ino reddened before slapping him over the back of the head.

"NO. And why does Shikamaru tell you that stuff anyway?"

"Wednesday is 'Rant About Ino' day."

"... Seriously?"

Chouji nodded.

"That asshole," she grumbled, examining one of her nails.

"... But you do know you said 'yes' to me, right?"

"Yes," she chuckled, looking back up at him.

"And that I'm going to think we're dating now?"

"Yes," she nodded, holding her hand over her mouth to stifle some of her giggling.

"And that I'm going to think this is exclusive? And that I'll get really upset if I catch you leaving with the waiter after dinner?" She rolled her eyes at that before leaning further over the counter, grabbing him by the collar, and pulling him in for a loud, wet kiss that she never gave that stupid Shikamaru or annoying waiters in the back of restaurants.