A/N: I don't know how I should describe how rubbish I think this chapter is.

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, if I did, I would have messed it up really badly. And all ShikaTema fans worldwide would be happy.


It was then that he decided to tell her that he had inexplicably fallen in love with her, the angel that he has stumbled upon in the most unconventional circumstance.

"You know how they say that angels have blond hair and blue eyes?" Shikamaru asked.

She nodded, "that's only in storybooks though."

He shook his head, "no, it isn't, I've seen one with my own eyes and she is indeed, truly beautiful, inside and out."

She sat up, "please do not tell me that Ino is cheating on Sai to be with you and that you had to tell me that the Angel wasn't Ino because we were at a place surround by witnesses and you didn't want to expose you love affair."

He remained silent for a while, trying, at his best, to absorb all that she had said in her incredibly quick pace, "er… no."

She sighed, "you should have enough moral and better judgment to reframe yourself from such temptations, adultery may be a sin you commit in the future."

"Troublesome," he said, "if you keep interrupting me like that you might never realize who this Angel really is, or is it that you have lost interest?"

"Ok, ok, fine," Temari said, "who is she?"

"You're saying it like your forced to listen to my crap," Shikamaru said.

Temari rolled her eyes, "and you say that I'm troublesome, shesh, get on with it Nara."

"I'm not going to tell you since you are disinterested," Shikamaru shifted to another side.

Temari stood up and gently kicked his back, "oh Shikamaru," she said in an overly sweet voice, "please tell me about this Angel. Pretty, pretty, please."

Shikamaru laughed, "now that was disgusting."

"You had your fun," bending over him face, blocking his view of the sky, "now tell me."

He reached out his hand towards her face. She stayed there, wondering what his intentions were.

"Eh," she called the man that looked as if he were drunk, "earth to Shikamaru."

"Shhh…" was all his said before stroking her face with the back of his hand, "you have a smooth face Temari."

She was creeped out. How random can this guy be?

"Are you ok?" she asked, bending lower to feel his forehead, "you're alright. Or are you mentally unstable, like there's a screw lose or something."


"Stop shhhh-ing me," Temari said agitated, "you're touching my face like I'm some animal in the petting zoo."

"You're quite far from that," he cupped her face with his hands, and steadly pulled her face towards his.

"You're freaking me out Nara," she said in a softer, less commanding voice.



They jerked away from each other. Shikamaru got up and looked towards the source of the voice. It was none other than the infamous Naruto.

"What the fuck," he muttered, "hi Naruto."

Naruto's mouth was still wide with shock, his words came out similar to those of Hinata, "you… you… fetched your… your… self a HOT CHICK! DUDE! YOU'RE MY IDOL!"

Shikamaru shook his head, "you're spending way too much time with Hinata, it's starting to rub off on you."

Naruto jumped towards them, "don't change the subject. Have you been reading some of Ero- sennins make out tactics? I bet you have, or else how would you have been able to fish out a girl like… her."

Temari placed her hands on her hips irritated, "I'm not something you fetch neither can you 'fish' me out like a freaking fish."

"A hot babe is talking to me," Naruto gasped, "keep her away from Kiba, he might try to seduce her."

Temari rolled her eyes, "really, please don't exaggerate it. I'm not that beautiful, or rather, I'm not beautiful at all."

The two men look at her at the same time, "WHAT?!" They said in union.

She started laughing, "that would have been funnier if you both have this weird squeaky voice."


"Two miso ramen", Shikamaru called, "troublesome, he had to drag us here and then leave."

Temari watched ramen making process so intently that she didn't hear what Shikamaru had just said.

"They don't have ramen there in Suna?" he asked, "really?"

She looked at him, "there are thing we have in Suna that you don't have too, so stop making it seem like ramen is something I should know about."

"SHIKAMARU!" Chouji burst through the doors of the ramen stand, "INO TOLD ME YOU CAME BACK!"

Shikamaru scratched his head, "can people stop popping out of no where?"

He grabbed a seat on the other side of Shikamaru and ordered a bowl of ramen for himself. He realized that Temari was there and he raised his hand intending to give Shikamaru a high five.

"What?" Shikamaru asked looking at Chouji stupidly hanging his hand in the air.

"He wants a high five," Temari said.

"What for?" he asked her.

"You ask him yourself," Temari answered.

"What for?" he repeated his question to Chouji.

"You finally got a girlfriend," Chouji gleamed, "after rejecting Ino time and time again you finally found someone you like, good for you man!"

Shikamaru smacked his forehead, "haha Chouji very funny."

Chouji ignored him, "hi," he said to Temari, "I'm Chouji, Shikamaru's best friend and his best man when the two of you get married."

Temari blushed, "what? Haha, married? Seriously, married?"

"Chouji," Shikamaru warned, "since when have you became so annoying?"

Their ramen finally came. Temari took her first bite at the noodles and allowed it roll in her mouth, spreading it's salivary goodness around every part.

"Umm…" she cried, "this is great, they should theses in Suna, god, I love the meat," she turned to Shikamaru, "it's so good."

"Glad you like it," he said monotonously, "you like the meat?"

She nodded.

He used his chopsticks and plopped all the meat he had to her bowl. Chouji watched in awe as his best friend passed delicious meat to someone else other than him.

Temari looked at him, and swallowed her food, "you don't like it?"

"Nah," Shikamaru said, "you can have it."

Chouji gasped loudly, "since when don't you like the meat?" he asked, shocked, "I… I… you liked it just like everyone does… you never gave me the meat when I asked for it… I… I am shocked!"

Temari plopped the meat back into Shikamaru's bowl, "don't need to be kind, you take it back."

"No, don't be troublesome and accept it," Shikamaru gave it back to her.

"But you like it," Temari said, "take it."

"No, I don't like it today," he tossed it back to her.

"You can't not like it today, you must like it everyday," Temari argued back.

"Says who?"

"Says me," she took the meat he had just handed to her and forcefully pushed it into his mouth, he fought back, "says me Sa- ba- ku No Te- ma- ri."

"This is deadly meat!" he yelped as she successfully shoved it into his mouth, "troublesome."

"Victory to me," Temari gleamed.

"Maybe the two of you should not get married," Chouji commented, recovering from the trauma, "you might just end up killing each other."

"Well she might just kill you if you continue talking about your wedding plans for us," Shikamaru said.

"I think I would go now," Chouji said finishing the last few bits of his ramen before dashing off.

They ate there in silence.

"Are you mad at me?" Temari asked not looking away from her bowl.

"Maybe," Shikamaru said, "but that was really childish."

"Well you gave me the meat when you clearly liked it," Temari shot back, "what was that all about?"

"I was being nice," Shikamaru said.

"Nice?" She scoffed, "to me? Hah, since when were you nice to me?"

He held up the thin slice of meat between his chopsticks in front of her, "last call for my kindness, five… four… three… two…o-"

She ate it.

He looked at her, "and you still insist I have it back. Here."

He held up another one for her.

"I still have some left in my bowl," Temari said.

"My kindness has it's time span," Shikamaru said, "five… four… thr-"

She ate from his chopsticks, "it must be tiring to be kind."

"Only to you," Shikamaru muttered, "you might as well take my whole bowl."

She refused and they continued eating what ever that was left in their bowl.


They were aimlessly walking around the town. Temari wasn't the type that would easily get hyped at the sight of clothing and jewelry, hence they didn't stop by any shop to purchase anything or even look around.

"Hey Shikamaru," Temari called, "what were you going to do to me at the hill just now?"

Shikamaru shifted his eyes to look at her, "I don't remember my intentions then."

She rolled her eyes, "whatever, can you just take me to her?"


"That Angel, don't think I have forgotten."

"What exactly do you want to know about her?"

She started thinking, "how she looks like I guess."

He sighed, "I told you blond hair, blue eyes."

"I know, I know, be specific."

"I'm afraid that I might get too specific that you would know who she is," Shikamaru said.

"Isn't that the whole point?" Temari asked.

He sighed again, "you'll know who she is when the time comes, right now all you need to do is prepare for a huge shock."

"When people say that," Temari said, "normally, 'the time' never comes and you'll leave me really curious for the rest of my life and I'm not good with curiosity."

He stopped, "look at it this way, would you feel comfortable telling me who this guy that you're so deeply in love with is?"

"So you feel uncomfortable telling me?" Temari asked, "me of all people. Can I ask why?"

"Because…" he struggled to think of an explanation, "you know her."

Temari paused to think, "I'm afraid that this might be like those movies where the answer is just flashing in front of the main character's face but she goes about totally oblivious to it."

"That's probably not the chase," Shikamaru said, "cause this time the supporting actor is trying very hard to keep it less obvious."

"At the end of the day, when you tell me who this girl is," Temari said, "I hope she isn't someone who would make me so damn embarrassed that I had never guessed it was her. You know? That kind of feeling."

Shikamaru nodded, "who would make you embarrassed?"

"Sakura… Ino, even though you keep denying… Sai, you might just be gay, I never know, Naruto… Chouji…." she paused and looked at him, "well there is someone that would make me impossibly embarrassed."

"Who is that?"

She hesitated.


His heart stopped beating for one second. He thought that she had figured it out.

"But… it's highly impossible," Temari said, "considering the fact that you hate me to wits."

He covered up his shock by nodded his head rapidly, "if that's the case, you just might be embarrassed."

"Seriosuly?" Temari said, "I totally guess her? Or him?"

He nodded.

"I feel really really dumb not knowing," she said.

"Yeah, you seem stupid going on and on thinking about who SHE is when it is actually…"

"Acutally?" she probed, "come on finish the damn sentence!"

"You finish it," he smiled at her as the continued to walk along the street.

"You are so trou- annoying," Temari cried, "god, curiosity is taking over me!"

Shikamaru laughed.


"Shikamaru!" a brunette called out to him in a distance.

As she got closer, Temari realized it wasn't only just she, but rather a she and a he. There was this guy with pale eyes and long black hair next to her.

"Hey Shikamaru," the guy said, "Tsunade sama wants me to tell you that the war is currently put to a stand still until the Kazekage come over and discusses the issue, so at the moment, you are put in charge of her, well since you are the only one who knows her well."

"You're very pretty," the girl said, "I'm Tenten."

"Thanks," Temari smiled, "Temari."

"Naruto told us that he saw the two of you making out on Shikamaru's infamous hill," Tenten said, "I didn't know you two were going out."

"No their not," Neji told her.

"Thank you," Shikamaru said, "you're the only sensible one around here!"

He laughed, "not yet they aren't."

"Don't you have something to say about this Temari?" Shikamaru asked, "you just keep quiet when people tease us about such things."

"It's not like anything I'm going to say might change their minds," Temari argued at her own defense, "violently denying it would make people think that you're hiding something."

"Troublesome woman," Shikamaru said, "they are troublesome, look what has Tenten turned Neji into, a guy that has submitted to girls."

Neji raised an eyebrow, "wrong, I've only submitted to one girl, haha Shikamaru you're growing dumber by the day. You seem physically and mentally weaker when she came, does she have an effect on you?"

Temari slapped her forehead, "not again."

Neji pulled Shikamaru aside, leaving the two girls out of earshot.

"Do you feel different when you're around er… Temari?" Neji asked quietly, "like something has started up in you and it's eating your soul burning you up inside? Do you feel like you're missing out on something you crave to have? Like say… I don't know… SEX?"

"What the hell Neji!" Shikamaru almost screamed, "what are you trying to ask? If I want to have sex with her? Are you still a virgin?"

"I am a virgin."

Shikamaru sighed.

"Of course I'm not a virgin you dooshbag! I'm eighteen freaking years old! Naruto had sex with my cousin, Sai obviously slept with Ino countless times, Sakura and Sasuke are both getting it on, in other words, you are probably the only virgin from our badge of Shinobis!"

Shikamaru could just faint.

"She might not even be a virgin herself," Neji looked towards Temari.

"No way," Shikamaru said, "she must be a virgin, she can't can't be a virgin, she… she…"

"You don't know do you?" Neji smirked, "ask her and if she is a virgin," he did an evil laugh, "you know what to do."

"Wait," Shikamaru asked, "why can't she not have sex before?"

"Because you obviously like her dude!" Neji said, "don't tell me you want to have that with a girl you like but she has totally fucked herself senseless with someone else before."

He remained silent, the image of Temari sleeping with some other guy kind of damaged him, he really, really hoped that she was a virgin.

"Stop hanging out with Tenten will you?" Shikamaru said, "you're growing more and more like her."

"There's this high chance that I might spend my whole damn fucking life with her," Neji said and lowered his voice, "I want to marry her."

"Now that you're officially insane, I'm not surprised."

"You'd be a bastard if you told her that."

"You'd be another bastard if you told Temari that I want to sleep with her."

"An eye for an eye eh?" Neji nodded, "deal."


Neji and Tenten left in a hurry seeing that I was soon to be evening. I wonder what their up to.

"Hey Temari," Shikamaru called her, "can I ask you something?"

She looked at him, waiting for his question.

He thought for a while, "er… er… you see… hmmm…"

"Spit it out."

"It's personal, are you sure about it?" he asked.

She nodded, "it depends on the question, you might find it personal, I might not. So what is it?"

"Are you a virgin?"

She stopped walking.


"I told you it's personal."

"Repeat the question."

"Are you a virgin?"

She paused for a while, "why are you asking?"

"I was just wondering," Shikamaru added casually.

She continued walking, "I am."

"Seriously?" Shikamaru sighed in relief, "haha, cool."

"You seem overly happy that I'm a virgin," Temari said, "is it because you're happy that you have someone you know that is a virgin? Like you?"

"Who said I was a virgin?"

"You get an erection for the most minor things," she said.

His footsteps quicken and he walked ahead of her, "whoa, the sky sure is nice."

A pair of feminine arms slid around his shoulders from behind. He felt her body pressed against his and her breath bouncing off his neck. He stopped and froze in that position.

"Are you sure you're not a virgin?" Temari's hissed into his ear, "cause you seem pretty virgin to me."

He knew his little brother was excited, too excited. Damn that Neji.

The hands retracted and came round his waist, up his stomach, cross his ribs and up his chest.

"Your heart is beating faster than usual," Temari said playfully into his ear.

His breath stopped.

He felt her head against his shoulder.

She closed her eyes along them to stand there like this for a few seconds before deciding that she had her fun traumatizing him.

"And you say you're not a virgin," Temari retracted her arms and started walking before him.

Before she could move too far away, he grabbed on to her hand and held on to it.

"We're both virgins Temari," he said.

She turned to face him.

In a flash, he pulled her towards him and held her in his arms, not letting go.

She was too deep in shock to even blink her eyes.

"Shikamaru," Temari murmured, "are you ok?"

She felt him nodding.

"Sometimes it might be good to have a fellow virgin comfort another virgin about the difficulties of being a virgin," Temari said.

"No, I have an angel to do that for me," Shikamaru whispered, "I'm just glad she's in my arms."


A/N: That is NOT the end. I hope not.

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