Neji looked up from his homework at the sound of a knock on his door. He frowned slightly, he hadn't been expecting anyone. Then again he hadn't expected...him either. Furiously blocking out the memories,Nejii composed himself and suppressed the thousandth blush that day at the way he had acted the night before. He stood and headed to the door,it was probably his cousin Hinata coming to visit again.
When Neji opened the door, Itachi looked up from his examination of the welcome mat. For a moment, he said nothing, just taking in how Neji looked that day; slightly annoyed, surprised to see him. Remembered pleasure made his body tingle slightly, but he suppressed it.
"Hello," he said simply.
Neji froze at the sight of his midnight visiter,now outlined in the last rays of the setting sun. His eyes widened in shock,but he kept the rest of his face disinterested,though a spark ran through him at the memories of those graceful hands. " Hello" he returned...that was safe...greetings were safe. " Would you like to come in?" Always the polite host...he knew Itachi didn't need an invitation as last night showed ,but it was the polite thing to do...
"If I'm not interrupting anything," Itachi said, slipping in between Neji and the door jamb. He brushed against Neji as he did, and another small jolt shot through his body, but again he pressed it down, biting his tongue lightly to bring himself back from daydreaming. He'd forgotten the effect such a fascination with a person could have on the body.
Stepping out of his shoes, he looked up at Neji. "You were not too tired at school today?"
"Nothing important" Neji said softly,shivering slightly at th slight touch. He stepped back and turned towards the kitchen " Of course not... it was boring as usual...would you like a drink?" he turned and looked over his shoulder.
"Water is fine." Itachi took a better look around the apartment. He hadn't had a lot of time to leave in the morning, and had left without much observation to the layout of the apartment. Standing somewhat aloof, he shifted his weight to one foot, watching Neji. "I hope I did not offend by leaving so abruptly. I had an important appointment to make."
Neji nodded and headed into the kitchen to get him a glass of water from the cooler. "No..I wasn't expecting you here when I awoke... I assumed you were too busy...at first i thought you a dream but then I found this..." He held up a pair of underwear,deadpan.
Itachi did a stellar job at keeping his face impassive. "I thought I was missing something."
Neji snorted and raised an eyebrow before saying dryly "You go without so often you didn't notice?"
Itachi shrugged. "Sometimes it's easier to." Walking into the kitchen, he leaned against the counter, the corner of his lips twitching upward. "Are you going to stand and hold my underwear all evening?"
Nejis' cheeks pinked and he threw them at Itachi with a frown. "I was waiting for you to take them!" He stalked to the kitchen and put on water for tea...he needed it right now.
"So why are you here anyway if not for your underwear"
Itachi tucked them into one of the rather deep pockets of his coat. "I came to see you. Why else would I be here?" Walking over to Neji, he picked up his glass of water and leaned back next to him. "If you didn't want me here, you could have just shut the door in my face."
Neji busied himself with the tea " I don't see why you would waste your time..." He looks down " And I do...like you here. I don't know why but you make me comfortable...and I want to know why"
"I do not see it as a waste of time." Itachi sipped his water, watching Neji out of the corner of his eye. "Why must you define it? Once you know it, you might not enjoy it."
"..." He turned and sighed " Because I like to have things defined...layed out so I can see what's happening. Last night was...out of my experience"
"I have learned that there are sudden changes presented to us--a choice we must make immediately. If we choose the safe road, we may never reach our full potential." Itachi reached out, playing with a lock of Neji's hair. "I will understand if you do not wish to repeat last night. Things like that are...different. Intimidating."
Neji looked up and met Itachi's eyes firmly " I understand that, I did not mean the safe route...I meant knowing as much as possible about the route you wish to take...so you don't regret it as much later" He tilted his head so his cheek brushed Itachis hand " I refuse to be intimidated"
"Well." Itachi watched calmly, moving his hand to cup Neji's cheek, remembering now how soft and warm the teen's skin was. "What should I tell you about it?"
Neji looked at him and frowned slightly,closing his eyes as he nuzzled the hand on his cheek. " Just tell me what you can.."
Rubbing his thumb over Neji's skin, Itachi hummed thoughtfully. "The topic of...hm, sexual relations is rather large. A direction to take this would be nice."
Neji's eyes opened slightly and he regarded Itachi intently. "Perhaps we should start with... what do you want from me?"
"I am interested in you. We are very much alike, Neji." Looking into Neji's eyes, he got the disturbing thought that the Hyuuga was looking into his mind and seeing his thoughts with those pale eyes. Blinking a few times. "Next question."
Neji frowned at the odd answer but he nodded thoughtfully. There was more to it but he couldn't put his finger on it. " What do you want to do to me" He asked curiously.
"Nothing more than you want." Itachi dropped his hand away from Neji's cheek and tilted his head back, draining his glass of water. Setting it down gently, he looked back over. "It would not be an efficient use of energy to force you to do something you don't want. Being on the receiving end of your martial arts skills would be an experience, though..." Reaching out suddenly, he pulled Neji around so they were face to face. "I would like it if you would be with me."
Neji stared into Itachi's eyes,senseing that Itachi was a dangerous man " It would be interesting to spar with you think..." He swallowed,the mans proximity doing strange things to his body " What if I do not know what I want?"