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08 November 2010 @ 04:58 am
My first offering...  
 I figured I should post some of my ShikaSaku work on here as an offering to the shipping Gods of Naruto...

Title: Umbrella Thief
Rating: Pg-13 (for, like one bad-ish word)
Summary:After a long day at work, Sakura has to deal with thieving teammates. Light humor and fluff if you squint! ShikaSaku

Written for a lovely little challenge I stumbled upon from Darkkinkachu on FF.Net.

Red Umbrella

500 or more words

The following line: "Isn't that illegal?"


Please note: I do not own any recognizable characters, products, or themes.

It was another rainy spring in Konoha and Sakura was alone. Sasuke was out training with Kakashi in Kami-knows-where. Naruto was with his perverted master in a place that they would soon be run out of by angry women, this Sakura was sure.

So she was alone and water was falling from the heavens. Oh, joy.

It would be a great day.

Sakura had dressed in her medics uniform and grabbed her umbrella before heading towards the hospital. Her light jacket and the umbrella were stashed away in one of the coat closets and she went to work.

It was any normal day in Konoha's main hospital. Healing cuts, mending broken bones, poking patients with needles, and writing prescriptions for those either too far gone or in constant pain.

Sakura's day was over after Takashi, a young boy aspiring to become a ninja one day, was brought in with a broken bone from falling out of a tree. (Takashi-kun claimed he had walked up the trunk of the tree, but simply lost his concentration and fell.)

It had been a clean break. A clean break made for an easy fix taking less than twenty minutes of Sakura's time.

As soon as Sakura had bid Takashi-kun and his mother a farewell, she turned to collect her things. A few files she needed to look over to prepare for surgeries over the next few days, her jacket, and her umbrella. She was just about to walk out of the front exit when she was met face to face (well, chest to face, as she was slightly shorter) with a Nara Shikamaru.

Sakura had brief dealing with the Nara genius due to the mutual companionship with Ino. Ino tended to drag out her friends to bars, restaurants, or festivals when she feels the need to. Of course, Sakura had also known Shikamaru from the Academy and had even been on a few missions with him. Neither could regard the other as more than an acquaintance though.


"Sakura-san. Just the person I had hoped to find on duty. I need to you look at something for me," Shikamaru drawled, as though forced to be here.

"Well I was actually on my way out," Sakura replied trying to edge around him to sneak out the doors.

"Look, I just need you to look at this and tell me it's normal. Ino forced me to promise that I'd come, I think she's even stalking me to make sure I came to the hospital."

"Fine, Exam Room 3 is open," Sakura sighed pointing towards the second door on the left. She leaned her umbrella against the receptionist desk and sat her files down, "I should only be ten minutes, Yumi-san."

The red-headed receptionist didn't even look up from her magazine. Sakura shook her head and mumbled about 'finding another new receptionist and that's the third this month' while heading into Exam Room 3.

"Alright Shikamaru, what is it that I have to look at?" Sakura asked dully, just wanting to go home and get some sleep.

"I didn't have it a few weeks ago," Shikamaru had started removing his layers of jackets and vests, "I must have gotten while training with Ino and Chouji. My skin was exposed to the sun for longer than it's used to on this part of my body and I did have a nasty sunburn because of it. Ino wouldn't shut up about skin cancer after she saw it and made me promise to get it checked because she thinks everything is ten times worse than what it really is. So troublesome."

"...A mole. You stopped me from going home because of a mole?" Sakura asked increduously, staring at the tiny dark spot on his skin.

"Well, it came out of nowhere...Ino was worried."

"Nara Shikamaru! A mole! You have had this mole all of your life, in fact you are born with all of the moles you will ever have! It just darkened with the exposure. And you know better than to actually listen to Ino's whining."

"She had a point. Cancer would be troublesome later in life. Just look at the damned mole and give me a clear bill of health so I can leave, woman."

"That is Doctor to you."

"Troublesome woman."

Sakura leaned in and looked at the mole closely. It was flat, perfectly round, and if it had been lighter it probably passed as a freckle. There were no abnormalities about it whatsoever. So Sakura harshly poked and prodded at it for a few minutes just to leave a reminder of why you shouldn't ruin the time when she was supposed to be...oh, anywhere but the hospital.

Except that hair in the middle of it. Maybe she could give Ino a pair of tweezers and let her go to town on it.

"Other than the hair sticking out of it, you have a normal mole. There are no abnormal characteristics about it, so there's not really a point of taking a sample unless you insist," Sakura snapped her latex gloves off one at a time tossing them into the waste bin.

"You never know, maybe a sample could save my life," Shikamaru shrugged.

"Or it could get you taken off active duty for three months for further testing," Sakura put a finger to her lips and tapped as if thinking, "No, I take that back. It definitely would get you taken off active duty. I would make sure of it."

"...Isn't that illegal?"

"Misdiagnosis? Nope."

"Damn woman."

"Then we're done here?"

"We're done here."

The two left the exam room one after another, Sakura swiftly went to collect her things. She was missing her umbrella. Someone stole her umbrella. Not her jackets. Or the patient files. Her umbrella.

"WHO THE HELL STEALS AN UMBRELLA? Especially one covered in goldfish."

"Maybe that guy?" Shikamaru was next to her and pointed outside. The man he pointed to was quickly fleeing the scene. Sakura could only make out that he had blond hair and was wearing...bright orange pants.

"Naruto..." Sakura twitched a little at this, "Now I'm going to get wet walking home. That idiot. I'm going to kill him!"

"It's just rain, Sakura," Shikamaru pointed out, "It won't kill you."

"Neither will that mole of yours," Sakura cut in sharply. Shikamaru rolled his eyes and then caught sight of an umbrella in the corner of the waiting area. An old woman was leaving the seat next to the umbrella to be ushered into the now open Exam Room 3.

Shikamaru weighed out the pros and cons. He strolled over after the door to Room 3 was closed and picked up the red umbrella.

He had decided angry Sakura was worse than a whiny Ino.

"...Shikamaru...You...That...You can't do that!" Sakura whispered loudly, "It's that old lady's. That makes it even worse."

"Makes what worse?"


"What about it?"

"Hm...isn't it illegal?"

"Only if you get caught," Shikamaru tugged the dumbstruck Sakura's arm toward the exit. He opened the bright red umbrella up under the awning and held the umbrella above both of them.

"Well, thanks...I think," Sakura started to say a bit pink in the face. She moved her hand to take the umbrella. Shikamaru pulled it out from her grasp.

"I think I'll walk you home," Sakura just looked at him as he began to walk towards her apartment complex. She quickly matched his pace and huddled under the umbrella to save herself from the rain, "Besides, getting wet would be troublesome."

Sakura didn't stop blushing and didn't even realize Naruto was back until they had reached her apartment.

Moldy :)moldycookies on November 8th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
Hooray for reviving!

And um, linkie brokie?
dirty_puppetsdirty_puppets on February 12th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
Took forever, but got interweb back and...
hanahanachanhanahanachan on February 7th, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
very cute!