It was not the best day Temari had experienced, as she walked through the dark wood forest that led her to the Leaf village. It was pooring and didn't look like it would let up any time soon, the rain carressed her body as she walked to the front gate to meet a certian lazy shinobi. You could tell by the look on their faces that neither of them wanted to be there, both drenched in the relesing of the clouds. As they walked to the hokage's office both stayed silent, watching the rain scatter after hitting the ground. As Shikamaru knocked on the oak wood door that led to a very let down Tsunade Temari regreted ever coming on this mission. Her brother Kankuro had gone on the mission with her and found himeself in the care of one of the best medic nin's to be alive.
After hearing Tsunade confirming their entry they relized the relieved look on her face, and reterned the mutual feeling. "He's not doing to well but he's going to live..." Tsunade got right to the point, "Do you wish to see him?"
"yes, if you could please take him to me" Temari said with a serious tone in her voice. Temari followed Tsunade into the intensive care unit, knowing it would hurt to see Kankuro like this trying to surpress the terror that he wouldn't be alright. Shikamaru noticing the fear in her eye's walked up beside her and took her hand resuring her it would be alright. Temari noticed immediately pulling away trying not to blush.
Tsunade opened the sliding door reviling a torn version of Kankuro, wich sparked Temari's anger. Shikamaru tried to hold her back but she managed to slap his hand away and run forward to Kankuro's side. Kankuro whispered something to Temari that shikamaru couldn't quite catch. Then all of a sudden after his last words to Temari his head dropped to the side of his pillow, his eye's slowly closing into a deep slumber that he would never awaken from. "KANKURO!!!!!!!!" Temari screamed causing a passing nurse to run to the room in a panic, only to realize that one of the paitients had passed on.
Shikamaru in a state of schock stared open mouthed at the flatlining heart monitor. The sound of his heart failing kept replaying in Tamari's head. Angrily she pushed away from the metal hospital bed and stormed out of the room. Shikamaru raced after her leaving a very confused Tsunade behind. Earlier Tsunade had checked Kankuro herself and came to the conclution that he would live so she was aghast at Kankuro's corpse.
Tears filling her eye's and all sense of derection lost, she gave up on trying to run and merely stood outside the hospital that her brother spent his last dying breaths in. Shikamaru stood a few steps behind her and noticed from the shaking of her sholders that she was crying. He slowly appraoched her being cautious of her unruly temper, knowing at any second she might explode. "Temari..." he said softly as if not to set her off "I-I'm really sorry..."
Temari whipped around and screetched at him tears running down her face; "AREN'T YOU GOING TO CALL ME A CRY BABY?????!!!!"
"No, I'd never do that to you...especially not after what you just went thrugh."
"Stop acting like you know everything about me!!!" Temari screamed
"Temari I might not know everything about you but I do know your not a crybaby." Temari didn't know how to react to what Shikamaru had just said to her, why was he being so sensitive? Confused and feeling half derranged she turned to walk away. Shikamaru grabed her wrist and this time she didn't resist his touch.
"What are you doing Cry baby, can't you see i don't want to be here?". Even though she said that she still didn't pull away, Temari and shikamaru stood there gazes locked.
"T-te-"Shikamaru started to say but was cut off.
"Someone needs to go tell Gaara..." Tsunade inturupted. The two quickly Pulled apart at the sight of Tsunade, there was a moment of akward silence.
"What do you guys need to tell Gaara?!" Naruto appeared out of no where scaring all three of them.
"N-Naruto!" Tsunade said suprised that he heard their conversation. "We were just saying that someone must inform Gaara that Kankuro..."
"Didn't make it." Shikamaru said finishing Tsunade's sentence.
"Oh...Temari I'm sorry" Naruto said suddenly a change of tone.
"There's no reason to be sorry it was my fault" Temari said choking on every word. She couldn't take the presure of knowing it was her fault that Kankuro was dead. "I'll go and tell Gaara the news, I am his sister after all."
"With yesterday's Ambush I won't let you go alone." Tsunade said looking at both Temari and Shikamaru.
"I can go alone Tsunade I know how to take care of myself..." Temari attempted knowing she would have Shikamaru go with her anyways.
"No, I can't let you do that...." Tsunade said Starring at Shikamaru, " I'll have Shikamaru go with you, he is your guide." Tsunade said smiling. "Now go pack up and be at the front gate at 4:06 pm." Tsunade said while walking away to go back inside. Temari sighed as she started to walk to her hotel.
"Troublesome" Shikamaru muttered walking back to his house.
'Shikamaru's back to his normal self now' Temari thought to herself.