Itachi stirred slowly, the movement around him bringing him out of a deep, restful sleep. Stretching, he slid his eyes open slowly and half-smiled at his young lover. "Good morning, Neji," he said, reaching up to touch Neji's face.
Neji smiled and tilted his head into the hand " Morning Itachi... " he leaned down and kissed the man gently.
Itachi pushed up into the kiss, arms still tight around the other. "Sleep well?" he asked, once he lay back down on the pillow.
Neji nodded " I always seem to sleep well when you're here..." He look to the side.
"Hmm. Probably because I tire you out." A hand slid down to rest on Neji's hip, caressing the skin. "I'll get breakfast." He slid away from Neji and sat on the edge of the bed, grabbing the pajama pants he'd started out the night with. They'd intended to just curl up together and go to sleep, but...he stretched with remembered pleasure, and stood, padding out of the bedroom as he ran a hand through his dark hair.
"Could be" Neji said as he sat up and stretched,eyes running over Itachi. " Not that I mind..." He stood and padded towards the bathroom,not caring if he was naked, Itachi had seen him already anyway.
He put some bacon on, mouth watering as the smell filled the apartment. Pulling out plates and cups, he poured milk for both of them, turned the bacon over, put bread in the toaster and pulled out the butter and jam, and grabbed utensils and napkins for both of them. When the bacon was done, he put two slices on each plate and started the eggs--scrambled eggs first, for Neji, and sunny-side-up, for himself. When it was all done, he collected everything, balancing it precariously, and carried it back into the bedroom. Neji was still in the bathroom, so he set the plates down on the bed and the cups down on the nightstand and wandered in. "Breakfast is ready."
Neji looked up from brushing his hair,teeth brushed and still in his birthday suit. He leaned up and kissed Itachi briefly "Thank you, but It's my turn next time"
Itachi took the brush from his fingers and ran it through the silky strands. It took some getting used to, brushing the hair of someone who had ears, but he was learning. "I enjoy cooking for you."
Nejis ears twitched and he leaned into the caress. He loved when Itachi touched him..." I enjoy the way you cook...But I do not want you waiting on me like a servant..."
"I cook breakfast for myself as well," he said, finishing the brushing. "It's out on the bed right now, getting cold. Let's eat." Taking Neji's hand, he pulled the other out into the bedroom and sat, pulling his plate into his lap and looking up expectantly.
Neji sat and took a forkful of eggs,putting it into his mouth and chewing it blissfully,eyes closed. Itachi was an amazing cook...well he was an amazing everything it seemed.
Itachi watched him eat before digging into his own food. Just the expression on Neji's face was enough. "Is it good?" he asked, reaching over to pet Neji's knee.
Neji nodded and swallowed politely "It's delicious...you should be working as a chef..." His tail slid over the back of Itachi's hand unconsciously.
"I am not that good. Cooking for one or t--" he was cut off by his phone ringing. It was the ringtone he'd set for Leader-sama, which meant if he ignored it, he would be dead within the hour. "Excuse me," he said, setting his plate aside and grabbing the phone. "Itachi." He listened intently, brow furrowing. "And you're--I see. I understand. I will be there. Goodbye." He closed the phone and sighed. "I am to be on a plane out of the city at three this afternoon," he said. "I will need to leave here in...two hours." Itachi sat, picking up his almost-cleaned plate again, but then setting it aside. He wasn't hungry anymore.
Neji continued to eat until he heard what Itachi had said. He dropped his fork,appetite lost as well. "How long....will you be gone?" He asked shakily.
"My employer says at most a week. At the very least, I will not be back until the day after tomorrow, and that is if we are exceptionally fast." Itachi sighed. After this last weekend together, it would be difficult to sleep alone.
Neji bit his lip and nodded,looking down sadly. "I...understand. You do have to work...."
( DXXXXX My aim died...I'm gonna go sleepies..niiight)
Itachi looked up at him, then collected their plates and took them out to the kitchen. When he came back, he had a couple of his shirts with him. Setting them aside, he crawled over to Neji and settled himself around the other, legs on either side of his body and arms around him. "I will mostly be reachable," he said slowly. "If you need to call me, do not hesitate."
Neji slid his arms around Itachi,holding him and wondering when he had gotten so dependant on this man.
" I know your job is dangerous...I wouldn't want to call and distract you..." He trailed off.
"If it's dangerous, I won't answer," he said simply. "Most of the time it's just a lot of walking around." Itachi turned his head, inhaling Neji's scent.
Neji leaned up,lips barely brushing Itachi's "ah...but still the ringing could distrat you"
"That is why I would set it to vibrate," he said wryly, before leaning forward to kiss Neji. "You do not have to call if you are uncomfortable."
Neji kissed back,hand pressed against Itachis chest. " I guess"
Itachi set the alarm on his phone and shifted around, laying back and holding his arms out to Neji. "Let us relax until I have to go," he said.