This one's pretty much all about Shikamaru. It's in his POV. I guess it's a two-shot in a way since there's going to be a second part to this, but hey! That's ok! Right? After all, I did say that this is a collection of all paring mainly my favorite four.

Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto. Never have. Never will.

Troublesome the First

Ah! It's a nice day today to lie down and just stare at the clouds. There won't be any missions, or meetings, or anything.

Anyways, now it's time to close my eyes and just relax-


Oh great. Her again. I swear, if it's about Sasuke I'll-


-sigh- "What a drag. All I wanted to do was just stare at the clouds. Then Ino just had to come and interrupt the moment. Now I gotta go see Tsunade-sama. Great. That's one more loudmouthed hyperactive crazy woman to deal with. Oh well. I guess it can't be helped.


"Shikamaru, you have a mission."

A mission, huh? Didn't I just have one yesterday?


I knew going for the Jounin title was a bad idea.


I walked over to the tree where my team usually met. It's funny. I'm going on a mission with my team, but Tsunade-sama only called me. I wonder why-


What?! Shika-… ok. What's going on? First, she tells me I gotta go se Tsunade, and now here she is at the tree calling me Shika-kun.


Can this day get any worse?

"Hey Ino," I said to my blond teammate.

"Excited about the mission?" she asked.

"Excited? I'd rather be playing shougi or staring up at the clouds than doing a troublesome mission like this!" he said.

A look of pain flashed across Ino's eyes.

What? Was it something I said.

"Oh. Umm..well, if that's the case, then maybe I should go," she said and then she ran away, but not fast enough because I noticed a few tears that were starting to stream off of her cheeks.

A/N: This is a two-shot. That's why it's a separate fic.