Breathe -- NejixShika Chapter TenBreathe -- NejixShika Chapter Ten by ILoveRap55
War reeked havoc on Konoha as well as the surrounding villages. Shikamaru was a new Hokage and had to deal with an all out war shortly after being sworn in as Hokage. After a year or so of fighting and conflict, everything was back to normal – for now at least.
Neji awoke in the Konoha hospital where he had been recovering for a few months. Like he used to, Shikamaru would visit Neji every single day. If it was a good day, the two would play shogi or have long conversations. If it was a bad day and the pain was unbearable, Shikamaru would cuddle with Neji and comfort him in his time of need.
One day, Neji's pain was at his worst. As he writhed in pain, his muscles tensed and he would either lash out or scream in agony. As the nurses and doctors began to put on restraints, Shikamaru walked into the room. “What on Earth is going on?” he asked outraged.
“Hokage-sama,” a nurse said nervously, “he-he was being violent so we had-”
Breathe -- NejixShika Chapter NineBreathe -- NejixShika Chapter Nine by ILoveRap55
Shikamaru became distant after Asuma's death. He shut himself out from the rest of the world. Including Neji. Neji tried on multiple occasions to see his beau, but his parents shooed him away because Shikamaru was incapable of getting out of the house, let alone see anyone. After a week or so of mourning, Neji decided to pay him a visit.
He went to the Nara household and knocked on the front door. Shikamaru's father, Shikaku, opened the door. “Mr. Hyuga,” he said as he shook his hand, “haven't seen you here in awhile.”
Neji nodded politely. “Is Shikamaru here?” he asked.
Shikaku shook his head. “He's on a mission,” he said softly, “he's taking care of... you know.”
Neji understood and nodded. “Thank you.” He said as he turned to go home.
“Why don't you stay until he gets back?”
“Oh, okay. If it's not too much trouble.”
“Of course not.” Neji hung out with Shik