Rating: T

She stands, weapon in hand and ready to kill.

"Please," Shikamaru whispers hoarsely. "Temari, this war is wrong. You can't kill me."

"I can do whatever I want," she retorts, but her hand is shaking.

"Temari, please," Shikamaru repeats. "I love you."

"I wish that mattered," she tells him sadly.

He braces himself for the impact, but instead jerks awake.

"Just a bad dream," Shikamaru explains hurriedly to his worried girlfriend.

"It doesn't matter," Temari says, hugging him.

Remembering his dream, Shikamaru sighs.

"What does matter?" he asks brokenly.

"I love you," Temari smiles. "That's all that matters."