FINALLY! I've updated SOMETHING! I recently have been going through my own relationship stuff, so I've been inspired with my own experiences. So here! New chapter! Kinda short, but I hope you enjoy (:

I don't own the characters (:


*flashback*

"There's a lot we need to think about. There's going to be times that we won't be able to see each other for months, and our difference in age can be an issue too," I said.

He looked away, thinking. "The distance or age doesn't matter to me. It never has, and it's something I've already considered."

I looked at him, not entirely sure what I should say.

"It's about time I go," he said standing. "We can finish talking another time."

He was about to leave. I wanted to grab his wrist and tell him not to go, but I knew I couldn't. I have to let him go. I can't be dragged into his grasp with his sweet words.

"Temari." I looked at him. "Hm?"

"I got you a birthday present," he said as he reached into his back pocket. I stood.

"You didn't have to..." He took my wrist. "But I wanted to." He opened his hand and clasped a small bracelet on my wrist. It had a charm. Two hearts connected. He placed his hand on my cheek gently. "Happy birthday Temari."

*end flashback*

I've been staring at this bracelet for weeks, making a decision. And so now I'm here, in this park alone with him, about to tell him the hardest thing ever. While I was lost in deep thought, I was completely oblivious to my surroundings. He took my hand and we walked the path of the park. It was dark, and then we stopped.

"Shika-?"

"Temari, I want to know your answer. But I want to give you my answer first, is that alright?"

I held back tears. Whatever he was going to say was going to hurt. I couldn't look at him.

He took my arms and placed them on his neck. I looked up at him, surprised. He wrapped his arm around my waist. I could hear the soft sound of a song now, and he started dancing slowly, to which I followed. I wanted to cry.

"Temari..." I chocked back a sob. "You're special to me, and I don't care if you disagree. You're beautiful and unique. You can be yourself around me. You're sensitive and you carry yourself with a mask of pride. You are everything I want in a girl." The tears started falling free, and the lights came on around us. An archway in the middle of the walk. Snow flurries fell ever so gently. I couldn't breathe. It was beautiful.

I felt his warm breath at my ear. "I love you Temari."

We danced slowly, and I buried my face into his neck. He really does care. "I love you too Shikamaru."