"Yeah! Come on Hinata!" Tenten cheered. She watched her friend race against Kiba down the mountain, both were skilled and experienced snow boarders but Kiba was a little quicker and more agile than Hinata, he made it to the orange flags at the end of the slope.
All the boys cheered and high fived Kiba, while all of the girls encouraged Hinata and told her that she was so close to winning, which she was.
"And now the new and happy couple gets the honors of going last," Kankuro teased. Temari stuck her tongue out at her little brother then she turned to Shikamaru.
"Are you ready to do this?" she asked. Shikamaru smirked and they glided over together to the pulley to go up to the top of the slope.
When they reached the top, the positioned themselves at the poorly drawn starting line and they waited for Sakura's shrill scream that signified that the race was on.
Temari wasted no time in twisting her body to face the bottom of the slope and she picked up speed quickly. She didn't want to waste her time with curving her path to control her speed, but when her speed became too excessive, she realized that it was inevitable. She turned to glide on her toe side, but instead of turning into open space, she accidently turned into Shikamaru.
Just as they were going to fall, Shikamaru grabbed Temari and held onto her tight so that she wouldn't get hurt as bad on the fall. The couple collided with the icy ground and they slid down the mountain until they were near the orange flags.
Temari was on top of Shikamaru and he leaned in to kiss her. But just as he got close to her lips, she twisted out of his grasp and flung her body over the finish line, so that only her arm was over the finish line.
"Temari wins!" Ino asseverated. The other girls screamed and threw their fists into the air, this meant that the girls had officially dominated the boys in the race.
"No she doesn't! She didn't cross the finish line with her board!" Kankuro argued. Naruto, Kiba and Kankuro stood there arguing with Ino, Sakura and Karin while Shikamaru undid the latches of the board and pulled his feet out. He walked over to Temari and offered her his hand.
When he helped her up, he flung her into his arms. "No can you kiss me without any tricks?" he asked. Temari nodded and leaned in to kiss him, only to have Shikamaru dodge it.
"Shikamaru!" she yelled. She leaned down to pick up some snow in her gloved hand and she threw it at Shikamaru. He just laughed and turned to his friends to defend the male side.
Temari undid her feet from her board and jammed it into the snow so that it wouldn't run away. She then turned to sneak up on Shikamaru, and he almost fell over as she wrapped her arms around his waist and planted a sloppy kiss on his lips.
"No fair!" Shikamaru declared. Temari giggled and he grabbed her waist once more, "That wasn't a good enough kiss," and then he leaned in to kiss her.
The two kissed in the midst of a battle of the sexes fight and their kissing caught the attention of two people that were all but forgotten.
Arisu sat in a snow bank, watching the guy that she liked with the girl that she hated. She sighed and looked away before she bawled at the sight. She buried her head in her knees and she breathed in the warmth, which helped her cold rosy nose warm up.
She almost didn't hear someone come up to her until she felt a weight sit next to her on the snow bank. Arisu lifted her head up to be greeted by a handsome face with light brown hair and green eyes.
"I don't think that I introduced myself at dinner Wednesday night, I'm Daichi," he held his hand out to be shaken by the pretty girl in front of him.
She took his hand and looked him in the eyes and smiled, "I'm Arisu, so nice to finally meet you without a crazy blonde yelling at me," she joked.
Daichi laughed heartily with her, and then he motioned to the direction of Shikamaru and Temari with his head. "Let's forget those two and go get some hot chocolate, I'm buying," he offered.
Arisu nodded happily and Daichi got up and offered her his hand to help her up, which she graciously took. Arisu smiled to herself as she looked up at the handsome man, At least something good came from this, she thought to herself. The two walked to the restaurant that was located on the slopes and talked about their week, they seemed to almost bond off of their failed relationships with Temari and Shikamaru.
"So it's settled then," Sakura said as she crossed her arms and stared up at the tall boys. "You guys have to load our car tomorrow with our suitcases, and then you have to buy the girl that you raced against lunch and dinner," Sakura told them.
"I do not think that is very fair Sakura," Rock Lee protested. Sakura turned her gaze onto the black haired boy. "We should just buy you lunch and dinner and not load your car," Rock Lee suggested. He knew that the girls had a lot of stuff and he did not want to carry anyone's stuff but Ino's.
"But I'm your girlfriend," Ino pointed out. She crossed her arms and glared at Rock Lee.
"I know, and I would have bought you lunch and dinner anyway, but I know that Kankuro and Naruto are broke and cannot pay for another person's lunch," Rock Lee informed them.
"Kankuro!" Temari scolded.
Kankuro just shrugged and replied, "I didn't know that meals were that expensive here, but I can pay for a nice meal at McDonalds, Sakura," Kankuro jokingly suggested.
"Well we could go there," Tenten agreed. She looked around for some support from her friends and Hinata nodded quickly and moved to stand beside her friend.
"Okay fine," Sakura gave in. "We'll be the cheap dates then, McDonalds it is," she groaned. Kankuro came up to her and gave her a big hug, just to make her squirm. Sakura kicked and begged for him to put her down, which made him hug her even tighter.
"Wow, he spares no expenses on his women," Naruto sarcastically said.
Karin nudged Naruto and he stared at her, "Just so you know, I'm ordering the most expensive item off of the menu at McDonalds," Karin joked.
Naruto smirked widely and looked down at the red head, "So I'm going to have to dish up six bucks, huh? Oh, Karin, you'll make me go bankrupt one day!" he kidded. They both laughed and the whole group started to walk in the direction of the gondola.
"Are you okay with McDonalds?" Shikamaru asked Temari as he grabbed her hand and started to walk with her.
"Yeah," she blankly answered.
Shikamaru stopped in his tracks, making Temari stop with him as they were currently joined at the hand. "Are you sure?" he asked seriously.
"I'm positive," she answered smiling at him. She started to walk again but the tug at her arm said that Shikamaru wasn't moving with her.
"Do you love me?" Shikamaru smirked.
Temari laughed, "Yes," she answered. Once more she tried to walk, but Shikamaru didn't want to move with her again.
She sighed and turned to Shikamaru's serious face. "Are you sure?" he asked once more.
"I'm positive," she reassured him. Then he smiled and he pulled on her hand to bring her closer to him. He wrapped an arm around her waist and then kissed her deeply. They heard voices yelling at them and telling them to hurry while kissing. They broke apart and smiled at each other before running to catch up with their silly friends.
Shikamaru couldn't help but relive the situation that just happened. He remembered Temari's words when he asked her if she was sure about loving him, I'm positive, she had answered.
It was then that it dawned on Shikamaru that he hadn't returned the favor. "Hey Temari," he called, Temari turned to him as they were still running.
"I love you," he stated.
Temari smiled and asked him the same question, "Are you sure?"
"I'm positive," he declared softly. The couple smiled at each other before closing the gap between them and their friends.
Everything worked out in the end, Temari and Shikamaru had finally gotten together and the girls beat the boys in the snowboarding race. Shikamaru and Temari had never been happier at that moment, on the mountain, with each other, their new relationship, and their friends.
Author's Note: Ah! It almost killed me to end this story! I fell in love with everyone of the character's and the plot and just everything! I don't know if you fell in love with the characters though, but tell me what you thought anyway. And I'm thinking of writing a Hinata story next, but I just can't find a good plot that I like for it though. I'm open to suggestions, however. So leave me a review/comment or private message me! Thanks for reading patrons