Hey guys! Chppie 2 here! Hope ya like it! I don't own anything except Daniella :3 R&R? This is for Shinobistar!

Around it goes: Shikamaru + Temari

Chapter 2: Closet

"Okay, I'll go first," Naruto grinned and stood back, giving the bottle a hard spin. It seemed to go in a circle before it finally began to slow down. Neji…Shino…me…Gaara…Daniella…then finally, it stopped on none other than Sasuke Uchiha. Everyone in the circle burst out laughing. The most unlikely pair would be stuck in a cramped little closet together for Seven minutes.

"Have fun you two," Kiba winked and laugh hard at the boy's glare at him. He got up and shut the closet door, locking it in the process. For a few minutes all you could here was silence, then a loud thud came from inside the closet, followed by some curses, a faint 'I hate you' then silence again.

After their seven minutes ended, both boys came out glaring at each other. Naruto had a black eye whilst Sasuke had a small cut run down his cheek. Everyone started laughing at them again.

"Oh shut up. Temari, it's our turn," Naruto scowled, and then grinned, tossing me the small glass Coke bottle. Nodding, I spun the bottle with little force, but enough to send it spiraling around the circle. It began to slow down, choosing its next victim. Chouji…Ino…Sakura…Daniella…Gaara…Shino…me…and finally stopping on Shikamaru. We looked up at each other and shrugged.

Getting up, he reached down and tugged me with him, towing me into the closet.

"Don't kill each other," Kankuro teased, getting a death glare from me as the Kiba closed and locked the closet door.

"So," the black haired boy laughed. "How's it like being in the closet with me?"

"It's such a drag," I giggled, mocking his tone and bored facial expressions. Shikamaru just rolled his eyes playfully and chuckled, patting my head.

"You're cool," he said. "Definitely not a drag," he grinned.

"Thanks Shika, you're pretty cool too," I smiled, attempting to hide my excitement.

'Shika doesn't think I'm a drag! And he usually thinks EVERYTHING'S a drag! AHH! This is amazing!' I squealed in my head.

Suddenly his smile vanished, instead replaced by a sheepish look.

"Y-you don't mind being in the closet with me…do you?" he asked, looking down.

I looked at him. Was he acting…shy? Shikamaru Nara is acting…shy? AWW!

Giggling I gave him a quick hug.

"Of course not Shika! You're my friend, so I don't mind," I replied.



"G-good. Actually there's something I wanted to tell you…" he mumbled and looked down, blushing.

"What is it?" I asked, biting my lip in excitement.

"I-" he was cut off my Kiba and Akamaru shoving the door open.

"TIME'S UP!" he yelled, opening the door. He seemed to study us for a minute, the frowned. "You two are no fun," he humphed.

Shikamaru just sighed and exited the small room. I followed quickly behind. As I was going to sit down beside my brother Kankuro, Shikamaru grabbed my hand and led me outside the house.

"Where are we going?" I asked, following him while he tugged on my hand. I recognized the path we were on and my eyes widened and I blushed. He was taking to his house. The black haired boy walked up to his door and pulled me inside, plopping me down on a couch.

"Shika?" I asked. He looked at me then smiled.

"Sorry about being so mysterious. I just wanted to talk to you alone. Is that okay?" he laughed nervously, rubbing the back of his head.

"Y-yeah sure, what did you wanna talk about?" I asked, giggling.

Shikamaru sighed and sat next to me on the couch. I blushed deeply as watched him take my hand and play with my fingers, simply rubbing his hand over mine.

"I…" he sighed. "It's…" again a sigh.

"Come on, spit it out," I said, smiling.

"IlikeyouTemari," he sputtered, slurring all the words together to making in sound incomprehensible.

"Umm…I'm sorry. What did you say? I didn't understand you…"

Taking both my hands in his, he sighed and looked me straight in the eyes. "Temari, I like you. No, I don't. I love you. I have ever since we met. I'm sorry I never told you sooner, I was too afraid. I was planning on telling you earlier, but Kiba ruined the moment."

I was speechless. He loved me? Shikamaru Nara liked me? No…he loved me! He loves me! I wanted to scream!

"Y-you love me?" was all I managed to say. I knew my face was in some form of a blush, and my eyes were wide.

"With all my heart," was all he said. And that's all that needed to be said.

Without thinking, I pulled him in for a teeth crashing kiss. At first he seemed startled by my sudden movements, then quickly recovered and kissed back eagerly. Jashin…his lips were so soft. He tasted like chocolate, so sweet and delicious. He wrapped his arms around my waist, pulling me onto his lap so I was straddling him. He rubbed circles on my sides in a sweet, soothing manner.

I reluctantly pulled away, my lungs were screaming at me to give them air. Panting, I looked up at him and giggled.

"I take it you like me back?" he smirked.

"No," I shook my head, and hi face fell, sadness clear in his eyes. Giggling again, I pecked his lips and rested my forehead against his.

"I love you back," I whispered. Shikamaru looked shocked and gazed into my eyes. I smiled softly in return.

He had the biggest grin on his face and he fell back on the couch, now lying down. I was lying on top of him, my head resting under his chin and arms around his neck. He has his hands on my hips, making little shapes with his fingers on my skin.

This was perfect. As we lay here, wrapped in each other's arms, a loving aura surrounding us, I couldn't help but think how lucky I was. I'd be sure to thank Naruto for the idea of having a party, and Kiba, for barging in on us.

Shikamaru yawned and pulled me closer, hugging me softly. "Goodnight Temari," he whispered and kissed me cheek.

"Goodnight, Shikamaru," I replied, snuggling closer into him.

And what a good night it was…

The End.