"Be careful out there," Shikamaru tells her.

"You tell me this every time I go on an S-rank," Temari points out.

"Because I worry every time," he smiles back.

She quickly kisses him on the cheek, but he pulls her in for a long embrace instead.

"See you soon," Shikamaru says.

Temari nods and starts walking to the door. Before leaving, she turns to grin at him.

"If you follow me again, I'll assassinate you too," she warns.

"You knew?" Shikamaru sighs.

"There's a reason they give me these missions and not you," Temari laughs, blowing him a kiss.