Hot Springs Arc Pt 1 Camera Happy Ino
It was last period on Friday (a few days have gone by) and the gang were all sitting in Biology class listening to Kurenai explaining a 'plant cell'.
Biology was one of the few classes that they all had together, so they sat together as a big group in the middle-back row of the class.
The guys received many looks and blushes from multiple swooning fangirls…
While the girls only received glares from the same girls, though some other guys looked their way.
One way or another, they were always the centre of attention in class.
Temari watched Sakura, Hinata, Ino and Tenten giggle to one another happily in class discreetly, pretending to pay attention to Kurenai's lecture.
'How the hell do they stand this constant pressure of being glared at so easily? I'm normally cold enough and ignore these things easily, but I'm not use to receiving this much since Suna is quite a small school' Temari thought to herself glancing around the room shaking off multiple pairs of eyes.
"Hey, don't you guys feel like you're being stared at?" Temari murmured to the group.
"Hm?" Shikamaru answered waking up from his nap.
"Oh, I forgot that you're new" Kiba noted coming to a realisation.
"We're use to it" Neji answered.
"Oh, those girls are just jealous that they're not us sitting near the guys" Ino quoted a little bit loud.
Multiple female heads turned around facing the front as if they had taken a sudden interest in the whiteboard.
Kurenai didn't notice luckily enough.
"S-ssh everyone. Lets try not to get in trouble" Hinata told everyone a bit more smoothly than usual.
"So, this is normal?" Temari asked is a quiet tone.
"You've forgotten who we are" Shikamaru drawled still half asleep.
"Look Temari, these guys are the most popular in the entire year level and maybe even the whole school! Everyone either knows them, want to be with them or be them. Also, we are girls sitting with them, so that makes other girls hate us. It's only natural to be given looks" Sakura explained to Temari
"Also because we're extremely HOT!" Naruto yelled out
"Students at the back! Unless you want to stay after school, I suggest you to be quiet!" Kurenai yelled out to them telling them off.
The whole class looked straight forward at the board and stayed quiet.
"Sorry miss" Tenten added in at last minute.
"Good" Kurenai nodded her head and continued her lecture.
"Nice one Dobe" Sasuke commented sarcastically at Naruto
"Shut up" Naruto replied.
'It's a wonder that they're together' Temari thought.
She looked over at Shikamaru who looked like he was thinking the same thing.
Soon enough class was over.
"Everyone, enjoy Golden Week and don't forget to do your homework!" Kurenai stated ending her class.
Everyone was dismissed and the gang got up from their seats.
"I don't get how you all get by" Temari quoted.
The group turned to face her.
"What ever do you mean Temari?" Lee asked
"I mean, Ino just gossips for forever during class, lazy-ass over here," she pointed at Shikamaru, "just sleeps through the whole class at every class, Sakura sits and talks a lot with Tenten, Hinata and Ino and when Tenten isn't talking, she's doodling in her book. Chouji, you just eat all the time; all Lee ever thinks about is P.E. and sport; Sasuke just stares at the whiteboard blankly; Naruto just bugs Sasuke and makes jokes and Kiba just sits around playing with a pencil. So everyone except Hinata and Neji don't pay any attention in class and does practically nothing but play around." Temari took a deep breathe after saying so much.
"Well, Hinata and Neji are from the prestigious 'Hyuuga' so staying quiet and paying attentions in their blood." Kiba remarked calmly.
"Ok, but how do you all past your tests when you don't even listen to what's going to be on it?"
"Shikamaru, Sasuke, Neji, Sakura and Hinata are always somewhere in the top 20; while the rest of us are average. The only people who are close to failing are Naruto and Ino, but they don't since Sasuke and Sakura tutor them before hand." Tenten explained.
"So we all pass just fine, if not better, therefore we don't need to pay attention" Kiba filled in.
"Why don't the teachers say anything?" Temari asked yet again
"Well they don't bother. Shikamaru is always number one in every exam, so it's too much effort to wake him up since he doesn't even need to be up. Also, its way too much effort for the teachers to make the rest of us pay attention, since we wouldn't after a few minutes anyway and since we are fine with our result, they don't care. The only reason we got told off for before is because Dobe over here was too loud to look over" Sasuke answered speaking the longest that he's done for a while.
"How the hell do you five get the top scored without even doing anything?" Temari questioned taking in all of this information.
"Lets see, Shikamaru's a natural genius with an I.Q. over 200 so that's self explanatory, Neji, Hinata and Sasuke are naturally smart and remember things easily since they were taught at a much younger age, so they either already know what they are being taught about, or they listen partially and take in the information quickly, therefore listening to examples is not necessary. The rest of us listen enough to get an idea and before tests we borrow notes from each other. So it's like a different person is assigned every week to gather information and pass it around. We have a study period together before tests. Well, that's us girls anyway. I assume the guys do the same thing." Tenten explained clearly.
'Is there even any point for lazy-ass and the Hyuuga cousins to even go to school?' Temari thought to herself. "That's kind of amazing in some ways"
Kiba laughed, "We are an odd bunch"
"You got that right" Sakura answered and everyone laughed.
"So, is everyone packed for our HOT SPRINGS RETREAT?" Ino exclaimed excitedly changing subject as they started to head for the lockers.
Everyone nodded their heads in sync.
"Ok, so we will all meet at the destined assigned bus bay at 10 o'clock tomorrow"
"Ugh, so early…how troublesome" Shikamaru quoted his favourite quote looking like he was about to die.
"You can sleep on the bus" Naruto added.
"Well, see you all later!" they all waved at each other and dispersed into the different locker bays.
"Temari~" Ino cooed when they all got their bags ready and were about to split up at the gate.
'This can't be good' Temari thought to herself, "Yes Ino?"
"You realise that we're going to have a girl bash on a couple of nights, so get ready to reveal some secrets since you'll be targeted because we don't know much about you."
"It's a good way to get to know each other!" Sakura remarked excitedly.
"Yes, we want to know about you Temari" Tenten added in.
"I have a feeling I'm going to regret this..." Temari thought out loud.
The girls laughed and went off.
"Te-Temari" a quiet voice spoke from behind.
Temari turned around to see Hinata, "Oh, Hinata. What's wrong?"
"I-it's nothing. Just that the girls are just expressing that they want to get to know you better. They mean no harm." Hinata explained
Temari smiled, "I know. Thanks Hinata"
Hinata bowed and went off herself.
Temari walked home (her dad conveniently gave her a place to stay near the school. Wow, he cares) and finished packing her bags for tomorrow; then watched some T.V. while completing her homework to get it out of the way.
She ate dinner by herself (since she's staying by herself) and looked around.
Her place was empty except for the mess she made around the couch. She didn't like coming back from laughing bunch of friends at school to an empty home.
She was used to hearing her brother arguing over something and having to break it up, so silence wasn't something she was comfortable with, though it did have its good points.
She played some music from her iPod through her speakers and then went to bed looking forward to the next day.
They had met at the bus bay and went on their long ride to the hot springs on their hired shuttle.
Temari didn't like having to sit still for a long period of time, but she somehow controlled her urge to fidget. She ended up sitting next to Shikamaru who fell asleep as soon as he hit the chair, so that was boring.
The guys arm wrestled, Ino was bragging about her new clothes and cashmere robe that she got especially for this trip and everyone was talking about different things.
Temari closed her eyes slowly and fell asleep.
"He-hey someone get a camera" a voice ordered.
"Aww, how cute" cried another.
Temari felt a flash through her eyelids and woke up to realise that she had fallen to the side and was resting her head on Shikamaru's shoulder.
Not only was this situation embarrassing, someone had caught it on camera.
And that someone was Ino.
'Out of all people…' Temari thought while trying to recover from feeling groggy.
Her neck hurt from staying on one side for a long time.
Temari lunged at Ino trying to grab her mobile that has the picture on it.
"Nah-ah-ah!" Ino wagged her finger
'Oh I'm so going to kill her' Temari thought to herself trying to grab it.
Everyone else knew better and stayed out of it; while watching a good show.
Ino was laughing and dancing around until someone grabbed her phone from behind.
It was Shikamaru who had woken up from his slumber due to Ino's laughs and Temari's movements.
"Ugh, I was sleeping nicely you know…" Shikamaru looked at the mobile to see what the fuss was all about and saw the picture on display. His eyes widened from surprise, but he quickly returned them to normal and deleted the photo.
"Aaw! Why Shikamaru! It's was such a good picture!" Ino complained
Temari gave a sigh of relief.
"How troublesome" Shikamaru mumbled.
They arrived at the hot springs and the reception placed their luggage on a trolley.
It was a big place and the buildings were old Japanese buildings with an oriental design interior. You can see a cloud of steam behind the buildings which is where the outdoor hot springs probably are.
"Um, we are from Konoha High and there should be a booking for twelve of us and six different rooms". Ino announced proudly.
"Ah, yes; we have been expecting your presence. Now, should we assign rooms?"
"Oh yeah, I forgot about that…whose staying with who?" Sakura asked the group
There was a pause for thought.
"Uh, I guess I'll stay with-" Tenten started
"Actually, it's already been decided by the people who booked your stay" the receptionist interrupted.
"By the Mist?" Neji asked.
"Yes, now, who is Shikamaru Nara and Temari no Sabaku?"
Temari and Shikamaru turned to face the receptionist, "That's us" Temari announced.
"You two are going to be staying in room 67 together" the man smiled
"WHAT?" they both yelled out in response.