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-”