Stroking Neji's hair, Itachi closed his eyes. "Mmm. It is nice to have someone to come back to for a change."
Neji purred softly and shifted to wrap his arms around Itachi. "It's nice..not being alone...and knowing someone cares to come back"
Itachi's free hand found one of Neji's ears and rubbed it; the other turned and started caressing Neji's tail.
Neji smiled and nuzzled Itachi,basking in the presence of the other.
Itachi's fingers on Neji's ear rubbed a little harder. "Feel up to going out tonight?" he asked gently. "I would like to make this up to you."
Neji purred louder and stretched nodded " I'm fine...and you don't need to make up for anything.."
"No clubbing tonight?" Itachi asked with a little smirk. "It'd be easy for me to secure a VIP lounge so we don't have to go all the way home if things...heat up."
Neji blushed as he thought of how easy it had been for things to..."heat up" last time. He nodded "It would be nice..."
"We can lay here for a while longer," Itachi said, wrapping his arm around Neji's waist and holding him tight. "I like this too."
Neji nodded and curled up with Itachi. "mmhmm...I'm glad you're back"
Itachi settled his head on the pillow and closed his eyes, determined not to fall asleep. Eventually though, the warmth and comfort lulled him into a deep, dreamless sleep.
Neji watched Itachi sleep,too keyed up from the nights events. He smiled and ran his fingers through Itachi;s hair.
In his sleep, Itachi sighed and turned his head. His arm flexed around Neji, and the hand still held captive by Neji's tail slid around the Hyuuga's shoulders.
Neji curled closer to him,tail tightening around his arm. He liked this...just laying here together. It was..peaceful.
After an hour or so, Itachi opened his eyes and yawned, stretching and tugging his arm away from Neji's tail. "Hmmm. I needed that." He laid his head back on the pillow. "I don't think I'm up to going out tonight. Tomorrow we will though."
Neji nodded and cuddled up to him "It's ok...you're tired"
Itachi played with his hair. "Mmm. While I was away I found sleeping by myself to be troublesome."
Neji snorted as his lover sounded momentarily like someone he knew. " Well as long as you...want to you don't have to..." He said looking down.
He brought the other hand up and scratched the base of one of Neji's ears. "I have a week's break before I'll be assigned a mission, perhaps longer. I do not intend to sleep alone. Unless you chase me out because of final exams...or did you take those already?"
Neji shrugged "They were this past week...easy enough" He closed his eyes and nuzzled Itachis hand. " and I wouldn't chase you out"
"Even if those hidebound relatives of yours come to visit?" he prodded. "I doubt they'd be too charitable toward you harboring a criminal in your apartment."
Neji frowned " I don't care..." He said eyes turning up stubbornly.
Itachi raised an eyebrow. "Oh?" he asked. "What'll you do if they find out about me?" Itachi ran his fingers along a newer bruise, then along the yellowing ones from a week ago.
Neji shrugged " They'll disown me I'm sure since I would refuse to stop seeing you...,but telling the police would put a Hyuuga in jail and they can't have that. The apartment is in my name I...would have to find a job..."
Itachi shrugged. "You could always move in with me if that ever happened."