The group was seated at a booth, where Ino made sure to put herself between Hinata and Naruto.

She told herself she was protecting Hinata from being accidentally touched by a guy, but part of her knew that she just didn't want Naruto sitting next to Hinata. Hinata was mesmerized, and it was strangely ticking her off. She's not staying anyway. You may as well not get attached. Ino told herself mentally. The waitress, whose name was Ayame, put down their menus, and the group ordered drinks.

Naruto wanted coke, Sasuke and Kiba ordered coffee, and the girls wanted water.

Ino smiled at Hinata, who was staring at the menu rather pensively.

"Don't worry about the price, Hina." Ino said. "This one's on me."

"W-why?" Hinata asked, smiling shyly.

"Think of it as a welcoming present." Ino said, squeezing Hinata's thigh under the table and then brushing her thumb over the spot slowly.

Ino removed her hand, acting like nothing had happened. Hinata acted normal, except for flushing, though that was rather normal of her.

Ayame came back with their drinks. "Are we all ready to order?"






Kiba, Sasuke, Naruto, Ino and Hinata said in an alarming unison.

As the boys ordered, Ino leaned close to Hinata's ear.

"Do you want me to order for you?" Ino whispered, her voice husky.

Hinata nodded energetically. "T-thanks." She squeaked. "I-I would like the buffalo chicken wrap, if-if that's okay."

"Of course it's okay."Ino said, smiling at the surprise of Hinata liking spicy things before looking up at Ayame. "Both of us would like the buffalo chicken wrap, please."

Ayame nodded as she wrote, then looked up at the group and smiled. "I'll have that right out."

Ino sipped her water, mentally turning over the different ways she could ravage Hinata under the table. She could slip her hand into the Hinata's pants, past her underwear, slip one or two fingers into her and see how she would respond. Ino's mind flashed an image of the girl beneath her, flushed and breathless.

"So, plan on having crazy gay sex as soon as you two get back to campus?" Kiba's voice broke into Ino's pervy revelry, as did the sudden rain of water that had spurted out of Sasuke's mouth.

"FOR THE LAST TIME I'M NOT GAY!" Sasuke yelled, abruptly slamming his head into the table and muttering darkly.

"You damn paranoid-homophobe!" Naruto growled at Kiba as he captured the slightly taller man in a headlock and messed up his already shaggy brown hair. Sasuke got a grip and offered Ino a napkin.

"I d-don't think that's the right word, N-Naruto." Hinata chuckled. Ino was about to pull a Sasuke and smash her head into the table when she subconsciously started dabbing at an imaginary drop of water on the front of Hinata's shirt and was about to push the bounds of propriety when Ayame and a red-headed waiter with a tattoo on his forehead arrived with their food.

Ino glanced at Hinata, who's expression would be best described as a hungry one, the only problem was that she was staring hungrily at Naruto, not the delicious food that had just arrived. Ino ate her wrap as she contemplated just ravaging the girl against her will when they got back to their dorms, but that might be crossing a line. Ino stared at Naruto, her disdain for the boy barely masked. It's not his fault I'm gay and she's not. Ino reminded herself mentally, forcing herself to smile and engage everyone in a stupidly pleasant conversation of majors and cracking a good joke about alcoholism in the literary department that got everyone, even Sasuke, laughing. They ate while they talked, and Ino was careful to make sure Hinata was always comfortable.

"We should probably go." Naruto said as he dropped a roll of crinkled bills onto the table. "This asshole and I are going to try to put together our entertainment center."

Kiba moved so the other boys could slide out.

"Good luck." Ino said, chuckling.

"Thanks." Naruto said, brightening suddenly. "And once it's all set up, all of you should come over!"

"Sure." Ino said, playing it cool. Even Ino knew Naruto was rich, not to mention extremely popular, as was the Uchiha, not to mention both were interesting. The last factor was more impressive to Ino than them being rich or popular.

Hinata blushed. "T-t-t-t-thank you, s-so m-much!"

Naruto smiled. Ino resisted the urge to shriek in agony.

Sasuke smacked the back of Naruto's head. "Come on, loser."

Kiba grabbed Naruto into a headlock, ruffling his blonde hair with a vengeance before releasing him and waving until Naruto and Sasuke were out of sight.

"You are such a puppy, Kiba." Ino teased.

"Woof." Kiba said cheekily.

An idea wandered into Ino's head as she watched Hinata stare after Naruto. But first she had to go to the bathroom.

When she came back she was ecstatic to find Hinata deep in non-stuttering conversation with Kiba about a mutual friend of theirs named Shino.

"Why didn't Shino come to the same college as you guys?" Ino asked, glad that the weight of making conversation was off her shoulders.

"S-Shino graduated from college while we were still in high school." Hinata explained.

"He works with the FBI now." Kiba said, smiling nostalgically. "Pretty ironic."

Hinata giggled, before explaining. "He was a-always getting into trouble."

Kiba sighed. "I should probably be heading back to campus too."

Ino hopped out of her seat, giving Kiba a hug.

"Don't pop my—" Crack! "—back. Oh, you…"Ino muttered, pinching his cheek.

Kiba chuckled. "Have fun, you two." He began heading for the door before turning around to add; "Remember my advice, Hinata!"

Ino frowned quizzically, sliding into the seat across from Hinata.

"What was his advice?"

"T-to be careful, because there are…um…" Hinata looked down, twisting her thumb ring. "P-perverts e-everywhere."

Oh, how close to the truth… Ino thought. "But on a brighter note, I have an idea I know you'll like…"

R&R Please~!

The plot will pick up soon.


I promise...

Though I call all times 'soon'. ;D