"That is my fault," Itachi said quietly. "You now see the risks of being with me. You could be hurt, kidnapped, or killed even, just because you are with me." He sighed. "Do you still want me, even if you might die because of me?"
Neji shook his head and pulled away so he could look Itachi in the eye. " You told me before that it would be dangerous... and as they found tonight...I'm not so easy to kill..." He looked down "Either way my answer won't changed..." He leaned forward and kissed Itachi hard.
Itachi responded instantly, one hand fisting into Neji's long hair, the other tightening around his waist. His tongue pushed into the other's mouth, desperate for a little taste. It had never failed to get his mouth watering when he'd been away, and now the taste of his lover was intoxicating. When he finally pulled away, breathing hard, he pulled away only enough for air to get to them. "Good," he whispered. "I've grown attached to this necklace you gave me."
Neji moaned softly as he responded to Itachi's tongue. He had missed the feel...the taste of Itachi. He panted as Itachi pulled away then smiled as his fingers came up to run along Itachi's throat,over the hair. "I'm glad..."
"And mine..." his fingers danced along the necklace that now rested on Neji's chest. "...looks better on you." He ducked back in for a kiss, hands running up and down Neji's body.
Neji shivered and kissed back,the ears that had been flat against his head from the evenings stress relaxing.
Itachi pulled away, gently rubbing Neji's ears just how he liked it. "Just relax. You are tense."
Neji's eyes fell to half mast as a purr rumbled from his chest and he fell bonelessly against Itachi. " Almost dying seems to do that to you" He said,sarcasm lacing his voice.
"Only the first few times," he replied, holding Neji against his chest. "After that it becomes less shocking." Closing his eyes, Itachi rested his head on top of Neji's and breathed in his clean scent. He'd missed it.
Neji nuzzled Itachi's chest wanting to be closer. He had missed the other...more than he could say. " How did your mission go?"
"It was more difficult than anticipated." Itachi scowled. "We were improperly advised of the situation and had to resort to...unorthodox tactics." He held Neji ever closer, still scratching just behind the soft ears.
Neji slid his hands up to massage Itachi's shoulders as his purring intensified. " unorthodox?" he asked drowsily.
Itachi thought about how he and Kisame had bespelled their way through the hideout of their target, cutting down everyone in their way. "More aggression was used than is usual for Kisame-san and myself," he said. His shoulders hunched forward as he silently asked for more of Neji's gentle massages, and his fingers found a particular spot behind each ear, digging in and rubbing in circular motions.
"nnn..." Neji arched his back,pressing his head into Itachi's hands as his own continued down Itachi's back. " Ah... that seems to annoy you..."
"I dislike unnecessary force." Itachi looked down at Neji's head. "You like being rubbed right there?"
Neji blushed slightly and nodded "Hai..." He leaned in sprawling in Itachi's lap " I never thought of you as one who would like it... I always imagined you as the type to take them before they saw you..."
"Sometimes that avenue is not an option after it fails the first time," Itachi grumbled. It had been an oversight on their part, and they had paid for it by having to hack and slash their way through the place. His fingers continued to rub Neji's ears.
Neji nodded,eyes half lidded "but at least you completed it...so you came home..." He didn't notice he had reffered to his place as home,he was too out of it.
"I did come home," Itachi said quietly, moving one hand to stroke Neji's back. "Are you hungry?"
Neji shrugged "I'm not sure...a little...I don't want to move though..." he looked up "Are you hungry? "
"A bit." Itachi blew air across the tip of one of Neji's ears. "It can wait if you would rather wait."
Neji shivered and twitched "nn No " He arched catlike as he shifted from Itachi's lap " what would you like?"
Itachi blew another cold stream of air over the tip. "It can wait. I would rather eat when you are hungry."
Neji squirmed,sensitive ears twitching "But if you're hungry..." His tail shifted into a question mark shape.
Itachi snorted. "When you form punctuation with your tail, I simply cannot resist. Shall we go out again?"