Breathe -- NejixShika Chapter EightBreathe -- NejixShika Chapter Eight by ILoveRap55
Three years had past and Naruto had finally returned from his training. Shikamaru's and Neji's relationship was stronger than ever before. The two were Jonin and were often sent on missions together. It was safe to say that Neji wanted nothing but Shikamaru's affection. He loved everything about him. Even the things that pissed him off. The two weren't really gregarious, but they never stopped talking when they were around each other.
The two were getting back from a mission when the skies turned dark. As they walked, they felt rain fall from the sky and heard the rumbling of thunder. The winds grew faster and lightening lit up the blackened sky. The two took shelter in the same cave where they first kissed.
“We'll stay here for the night,” Neji said, “it looks like the storm isn't going to let up.”
“Alright,” Shikamaru said as he looked around, “brings back memories, huh?” Neji smiled and nodded. God, he was so cute whe
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Things went relatively smoothly after that. Shikamaru and his dad patched things up, Naruto left for training and the couple were infatuated with each other. The two fought, laughed and cared for each other with no bounds.
The two sat in Shikamaru's backyard and played shogi on the porch. The constant clacking of the pieces were mesmerizing. Time after time the couple tied. The two were so stubborn and intellectually matched that they played for hours. Finally,
Neji smirked and placed a piece. “Check.”
Shikamaru dropped his piece. “No way.” he said surprised.
“You forgot about the pawn.”
Shikamaru's expression that was mixed with surprise and anger slowly softened into a smile. “Well,” he started, “after months of trying to beat me, you finally did it.” Neji crossed his arms and smiled. Shikamaru stared at him and then at the board. Shikamaru reset the board again. Neji was sure of himself that he would have a w
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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.