Breathe -- NejixShika Chapter SixBreathe -- NejixShika Chapter Six by ILoveRap55
The people of Konoha supported the new couple. Well, most of the village at least. Neji's uncle didn't seem to care about his new relationship. For the first time in his life, he felt free. He felt as if that maybe, just maybe, that his destiny could be changed.
One night he sat in his bed reading when he heard someone tapping his window. He got up and opened it to see Shikamaru standing there in the dark. “Shikamaru?” he asked.
“Yeah it's me.” He said hoarsely.
“Is something the matter?”
“Can I come in and tell you?”
“Of course.” Shikamaru climbed into Neji's bedroom and sat on the bed. His face looked pale. He looked tired and upset. “What's wrong?” he asked. Shikamaru lowered his head. He began to tremble and tears dripped onto Neji's bed. Neji lifted Shikamaru's head to see his face drenched in tears. Neji lowered his hands and stared at him for awhile. He went to say something, but stopped himself.
Breathe -- NejixShika Chapter FiveBreathe -- NejixShika Chapter Five by ILoveRap55
The following day Neji and Shikamaru met up for their camping trip. The two went deep into the woods until they came across a waterfall with a hidden cave behind it. The two pitched their tent close to the water and relaxed. Shikamaru laid on his back and stared up at the sky. His calm and collective expression narrowed into a grimace. “What's wrong?” Neji asked sitting next to him. Shikamaru groaned. “There's overcast. It might rain,” he sat up, “but until then let's make the most of it.” Neji smiled and nodded. The two went swimming and made an attempt to start a fire when it began to rain. Thunder crashed and lightening struck. The two gathered their things and the fire wood and ran into the hidden cave.
The two were able to get a fire started inside the cave and hung their sopping clothes over the fire to dry. They ate and laid out their blankets. Neji felt awkward that him and Shikamaru were only in their shorts, but at least he was e