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kakairuincorrectquotes26 days ago
Kakashi, completely serious: Sir, it has been reported lately that you do, in fact, have little paw-paws and a little button nose. Do you care to comment?
Kakashi: Riveting.
Iruka, walking in: Am I interrupting something?
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uchihashisuii27 days ago
gimme all the kakaobi hcs plz 馃げ馃徎
this is all under the "Obito survived the 4th war" AU cause I love a war criminal
send me a character or a ship for some headcanons!
Obito is usually the little spoon even with Kakashi being smaller than him. The act of sleeping together is so inherently vulnerable and trusting - and mans needs to be held. That feeling of allowing himself to relax, to be shown affection? Obito MELTS. Kakashi's face pressed to the back of his neck, mouthing lazy kisses. Arm wrapped over his middle, hand splayed against Obito's abdomen. Held close, but not too tightly. Warmth shared without being constricted.
I mentioned this on twt but I love this headcanon so much that I'm reiterating it here. Kakashi cuts Obito's hair when it gets too long, Obito doesn't trust anyone being that close to him with a blade. That said Kakashi doesn't wanna do it half the time because he secretly loves Obito with long hair.
Obito takes care of Kakashi's ninken and absolutely loves it. He gets a new embarrassing story from Pakkun every morning on a walk.
Obito is a little homebody. He prefers to keep to himself nowadays, even if he's also trying to keep to the balance of helping and finding atonement. But he THRIVES as a househusband this man loves nothing more than family and a happy home. He goes to every effort to ensure Kakashi is comfortable and at ease, especially during his tenure as Hokage.
This is more of a general Obito headcanon but it lives in my head. Following the cave, Obito's hearing in his right ear is pretty much shot. As such he's more comfortable signing, and when Kakashi found out about it he studied late into the night. The image of Obito stumbling across Kakashi practicing signs at the kitchen table, murmuring the different words and letters to himself, Obito's heart in his throat. I'm not sure if they existed previously but with the leaps of technological advancement during blank period, Obito eventually gets his hands on a hearing aid. He and Kakashi still mostly sign to one another at home, and can even hold largely private conversations in public. Sir WHAT are you implying you're gonna do to the Rokudaime later -
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localkage8 months ago
Thank you so much for your kind words I am sobbing I shall cherish that frog forever and with all my heart馃ズ馃挄
Have some cute hc I think about to cheer me up!
The floof on Tobirama's armor exists because his SO complained about the armour not being nice to hug. He will never admit to it but thats the sole reason for the floofs existence. He has drop kicked Hashirama who thought it would be a good idea to mention before.
Madara has immense hair envy of Hashirama because his hair looks so silky smooth while Madara's looks like a birds nesting ground. He has snuck into Hashirama's bathroom before to find out what he uses to get them this way (they're gay your honor 馃様)
Soft kisses against Itachi's eyelids. His eyes are constantly strained and he barely gets to rest them because he always (ab)uses them. On a more lighthearted note, Itachi has run into glass before due to his poor sight, like a bird.
Kisame would absolutely engulf his SO in his giant cloak when they're cold or the weather conditions are bad. He rather take the winds head on than letting his SO suffer through it.
Soft mornings with Hinata. No matter how far she and her SO sleep away from each other, no matter how hard they fought, the next morning they always end up entangled to each other, holdings hands softly while talking through their issues.
Minato would collect aprons if he could. All got a silly pun on it and he loves them very much.
Kakuzu secretly fixes his SO clothes if they got holes. Also, if his SO sees some clothing they like, he won't buy it for them but rather recreate it himself.
Guy and Lee love doing facemasks with their SO. That skin gotta stay hydrated!
Shikamaru gets really embarassed about having an SO but also can't stop himself from telling Asuma- until of course Asuma tells his parents and then they're all being a drag (he secretly loves that they all love them so much as well).
Naruto, whenever his SO feels down makes a long list of things they have done- more often than not things they didn't even notice.
Ino knows a lot of details about plants but she rarely shares it because she is embarrassed by her rather nerdy interest. If she shares it with someone she truly trusts them.
Kakashi has eaten dog food before. He was too lazy to buy food for himself and ate dog food instead and was like "Wow this ain't actually half bad" (*cue a very disturbed Pakkun*).
Sakura always leaves sticky notes all over the place. She is quite a busy person running the hospital and all so to not forget anything, she writes everything down. Even stuff like "Telling SO that I love them".
Yamato personally creates wood that can be used for books because he doesn't want people chopping down trees and disturb the ecosystem (and then gets mad when he sees Kakashi reading Icha Icha Paradise because a tree had to die for that).
I am curious though- what are some of your ships? Besides HashiMada ofc which is just so valid I can't.
I hope you're doing well hon!
Also have this crappy Uchiha/Hyuuga concept drawing I made, I am not the best artist-
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come get yalls serotonin 馃様馃ズ鉂わ笍
#I'm on the floor this is SO good like. I'm going crazy this is the exact amount of serotonin I needed today I owe you my life 馃槶鉂わ笍#I LOVE tobirama doing specific things for his s/o but being embarrassed if ANYONE mentions it aksjsksj 馃様鉂わ笍#and madara omggg his hair is beautiful he doesn't need the 4 different organic shampoos and conditioners hashirama uses I promise 馃様鉂わ笍鉂わ笍#why would you hurt me like that with itachi... I love him. in my head he's alive with his chicken 馃様馃様馃様馃様鉂わ笍#I LOVE KISAME SO MUCH ON GODDDD. I want a gentle giant sharkman boyfriend like kisame pls 馃様馃様馃様馃様馃槶鉂わ笍#hinata is so fucking sweet like. I can't even imagine fighting with her like. she'd say smth or call me stupid and I'd just 100% agree like#yes wife you're right I love you forgive my stupidity 馃様鉂わ笍 but you're right fights with her wouldn't last long and even then you'd both#still seek for each other's embrace 馃様鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍#I'm SO here for minato and his hideous aprons. imagine him having a corgi one maybe with tofu and mochi pics on it 馃様馃様鉂わ笍#KAKUZU PLS RECREATE THIS GUCCI FOR ME PL-#I wanna do a group face mask session with guy and lee. it sounds so soft and like. you'll be caring for your physical AND emotional health#because no way spending time with these two doesn't give you an instant serotonin boost like 馃様鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍#shikamaru is just. he's clueless you know. he likes you and doesn't want anyone teasing him for it but he also doesn't know A LOT of things#about dating so he'd ask asuma but then it would just become a mess aksjsksjs#I love naruto so fucking MUCH and ino could spend HOURS talking about flowers and I'd just fall harder for her 馃様鉂わ笍#kakashi wanted to know how it tasted like... let him live 馃様馃様馃挃 and sakura being SO organized just imagine finding that note 馃ズ馃ズ鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍#YAMATO PLS BECOME OUR PRESIDENT PLS I'M BEGGING YOU PLS SAVE AMAZONIA PLEASEEEEEE#I don't really have any hard ships but I see a lot on my dash and I think many are very nice and cute likr kakagai kakayama inosaku and OFC#SAKUHINA bc that one scene of sakura holding hinatas hand lives in my head rent free#and babe your drawing is SO beautiful oh myy goddd I had never thought about uchiha/hyuga but thay child would look SO FUCKING INSANE#like. imagine how beautiful and powerful they'd be I'm losing my mind 馃様鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍#.ask#.hcs#naruto#thank you SO much for this I love you so much and appreciate this so much like. you literally made my day I love you babe 馃ズ馃ズ馃ズ鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍#long post
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bitchihaa year ago
Can you do some fluff headcanons for Kakashi and his gf ? 鉂o笍
A/N: So I really just dyed my hair blonde.. and it looks.. interesting to say the least..
Also, I鈥檓 so hyped I got this request I love Kakashi 馃槴 So I will project all this relationship yearning into this headcanon:
鉁 Kakashi Fluff Headcanons
A lil heads up: in order to date kakashi in the first place I think you鈥檇 need to have an understanding that he has had a lot of emotional trauma, so it will take him a while to actually fully adjust to a relationship. Just for the sake of these being fluffy hc鈥檚 I didn鈥檛 really take into account a lot of the angsty shit bc than that would have defeated the purpose but anyways I did try my best
So idc what anyone says Kakashi will be a clingy and horny piece of shit when you start dating. Like he lives for physical contact. I鈥檓 convinced both him and Yamato are touch starved. So anyways, what that means is that he loves cuddling. Always wants to be the big spoon, he loves being the big spoon. Will wrap an arm and a leg around you and he will attach himself like a suction cup. Also really Likes burying his head in your neck, bonus if your hair is down.
He loves showing you affection, but if you wanna show him affection? He will die of happiness. Like you wanna come over to the couch and lay down with your legs on his lap? He鈥檒l Melt. Give him hugs from behind? He鈥檚 melting alright. Oh boy and if you take care of him after a mission.. you will have him in the palm of your hand for the rest of your life. Like you wanna clean up his wounds and start a shower for him, then play with his hair till he falls asleep? He will become the biggest simp.
He鈥檚 also bomb at cooking and he also loves to show off to you tbh. Therefore, he will cook for you whenever he can and the food will be amazing. He also prefers staying at home rather than going out on dates. He鈥檚 just that type to want to relax on the couch with his s/o and watch a movie or read a book while cuddling. It鈥檚 probably because he鈥檚 always busy with Team 7 or he鈥檚 on a mission, so when he isn鈥檛 he wants to cherish that time to relax.
Secretly adores sitting on the roof of the apartment and talking for a long time. He really likes when you two stay up late just talking. Loves the sound of your voice and will sometimes just make you talk the whole time so he can listen to you.
When he鈥檚 away on long missions he鈥檚 thinking about you alright, a lot. Like when his squad sets up camp for the night and he lays down to watch the clouds in the dark sky, he鈥檒l think about you and all the conversations you鈥檝e had together on his roof. Will probably cuddle his pillow to make up for the empty space next to him. Or if something crazy happens he thinks about what your reaction will be like when he tells you about it. He鈥檚 kinda like a lost puppy, but refuses to let anyone else know that.
As I said before, mans clingy. So when he feels like you鈥檙e not getting enough time together because he鈥檚 on missions or both of you are just busy, he will bring you with him to train team 7. Don鈥檛 get me wrong, team 7 loves you, but when they see kakashi has brought you along to a training day they internally scream because they know he is gonna give them some next level hard shit. They know it鈥檚 because he鈥檚 trying to keep them busy and finesse some free time with you.
But if he doesn鈥檛 bring you along for training, If you stop by to bring him lunch or something like that he will be so happy. He鈥檒l act all cool about it when he鈥檚 infront of his squad but when he comes home he will thank you with cuddles or kisses. Also, if you swing by and bring the whole team some food, they will all love you forever.
PDA is a tricky thing with him, for starters he鈥檚 always wearing his mask outside so he doesn鈥檛 really give you any kisses while in public. He doesn鈥檛 mind holding hands but he really likes having an arm around you instead. Whether it鈥檚 on your back or around your waist. He loves it 10/10.
When you鈥檙e at home and the mask is off, you can expect to be smothered in kisses for a good couple of minutes. He鈥檚 just making up for the time could have kissed you when the mask was on. Loves to give neck kisses and forehead kisses, but he loves when you give him kisses on his nose or his forehead and literally anywhere else, but the forehead is his fav.
He can be very trusting with you but can also be the opposite at times as well. He doesn鈥檛 want you going on super hard missions and will probably ask you more than once to reconsider. Probably because a) he doesn鈥檛 want to lose you, he鈥檚 lost a lot of people close to him already and b) if the enemy has run Into Kakashi before and they find out you鈥檙e dating him, they would probably more than enjoy the opportunity to take the Copy Ninjas s/o away from him. If you still insist you want to go, he鈥檒l send Pakkun out to tail you in secret, but will feel guilty afterwards. On the other hand though, he has no problem having you hang out with other guys, he鈥檚 not the jealous type at all. He fully trusts you and the relationship, but will step in if he can sense you鈥檙e uncomfortable.
He can pick up on whenever you鈥檙e upset or If there is change to your mood. At first he won鈥檛 pry, but when he notices it getting worse he will ask what鈥檚 wrong. He wants to help figure it out and doesn鈥檛 want to see his s/o upset, especially if there is a way he can stop it. I also think he鈥檚 good at talking about emotions and dealing with them for the most part. I mean he has to deal with Naruto, Sakura, Sai and Sasukes emo hours so he has experience.
For gifts he goes with the classics: flowers, jewelry and chocolate. He gets all his romantic tips off of Makeout Paradise and all his other books so expect the most cliche gifts or the most questionable ones.
To conclude, I feel like Kakashi would be a great boyfriend, 100%
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shadow-warren-whump11 months ago
Do you have any (whumpy) headcanons for Kakashi that you'd like to share?
Kakashi started wearing his mask after he got old enough to realize the sad looks Sakumo gave him. (Sakumo was depressed, but tried to reassure Kakashi that he was fine) The first time he was seen wearing his mask, Sakumo couldn't help but chuckle as it was just one of those ingenious things only a kid can do. But Kashi saw it as his father was only happy when he couldn't see his face. (After that moment, Sakumo made an effort to live for Kakashi.)
Kakashi needs Guy's "youthfulness" in his life because he would be succumbed to his depression a long time ago. And both of them know Kakashi has come to rely on the routine of Guy setting challenges.
Kakashi did not handle Obito's death well. Rin dying shortly after didn't help. Unknown to Kakashi, Minato tried to gain custody of Kakashi and was denied. To this day, Kakashi cannot pin the exact moment when he realized he didn't want to actively die.
During the time with Team 7, Kakashi's depression and PTSD was still there. But he finds it hard to dwell inside his head when an Uchiha and an Uzumaki are trying to kill each other with a shrieking pink-haired girl watching from the sidelines.
Kakashi definitely has a habit of being a dad to people younger than him. Tenzo likes it, but is definitely fed up. Itachi secretly loved Kakashi parenting him. Sasuke and Naruto haven't picked up on it, but Kakashi suspects Sakura has in the later years. Sai has mixed feelings and it's a new situation to him.
Kakashi has definitely repressed most of his memories. But ones that sneak through in forms of dreams are finding his father's body, Obito's death, Rin's death, and an unrealistic version of Kurama killing Minato and Kushina. That's part of his positive attitude as an adult. Can't be sad if you can't remember.
If Kakashi hadn't been a child soldier, he definitely would be doing something involving being around kids.
As of Boruto, Kakashi's mask is the running joke of the village and he's fine with that.
Kakashi is pretty sure Guy likes him likes him. But for multiple reasons, he's scared to discuss it and one of the reasons is that he isn't sure what he feels.
Can I get some Demiromantic/Demisexual Kakashi love? I read exactly 1 fanfiction and I leaped aboard that train.
Kakashi may hate the hospital, but Tsunade makes it bearable as she doesn't coddle him and doesn't fawn over him. He only escapes when the young nurses are trying to flirt with him. Not conducive for healing. Nope.
Kakashi almost always feels Rin's blood on his hands, so before he became a sensei, he wouldn't notice he was covered in enemy blood until someone pointed it out. ANBU learned extremely quickly not to flat out say it unless they were in the baths or Guy was waiting outside because they mentioned how he should wash up after his first mission and he immediately had a panic attack while staring at his hands. It haunts a few of the members seeing Kakashi fall apart.
Pakkun sleeps with Kakashi more times than both of them care to admit. But Kakashi needs the company and Pakkun knows exactly what Kakashi has been through in his life.
There have been missions with Team 7 where they are engaging the enemy and Kakashi sees Team Minato instead. There have been a lot of times where Kakashi has had to hold in a scream because his mind is seeing kunai plunging into his original teammates. The first and only time he screamed Obito's name during a fight, he only talked to the genin about the mission. As far as he knows, they don't know why he screamed that name.
Guy is definitely Kakashi's safe person.
Guy can recognize Kakashi's quiet panic attacks and with Kakashi's permission, has started teaching Tenzo to recognize them as well.
The ninkin have given Guy special permission to summon them if Kakashi needs them but is unable to summon them himself.
No one has figured out Sukea yet and Kakashi thinks it's hilarious. He isn't even trying to be subtle at this point.
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dinotoysandniisana year ago
Yes. Let鈥檚 do this. Disc. all these hcs are when Sasuke is of age, post Fourth Shinobi War. Obviously.
Send me a ship and I鈥檒l answer:
Gives nose/forehead kisses:
Both of them are very subtle in their displays of affection, mostly to Sasuke鈥檚 wishes. He doesn鈥檛 like public displays of affection, or unnecessary displays of affection. However, there will be rare occasions in the dark of night when they are both in the safety of each other鈥檚 arms and Sasuke may need an extra amount of comfort and Kakashi will kiss the top of his head and mutter about how proud he is of his boy.聽
Gets jealous the most:
Jealousy isn鈥檛 something either of them feel about the other. Sasuke continues to be so aloof to everyone else in the village, there isn鈥檛 a chance of him remotely looking at another person. Additionally, as Sasuke is rarely in the village, and, is still not comfortable defining their relationship as what it may or may not be, if Kakashi was to seek physical comfort in the arms of a woman, or even another man, he wouldn鈥檛 be all that upset by it. He has no interest in forcing Kakashi to be monogamous.聽
Takes care of on sick days:
Sasuke doesn鈥檛 get sick often, and neither does Kakashi, but, Kakashi is more efficient when taking care of Sasuke than when the situation is reversed. If Kakashi is severely hospitalised after a mission, Sasuke will do his best to return and visit him, he will ask if he needs anything then, rather than actually bringing anything with him. Whereas Kakashi has a full medical cabinet at home which is always stocked high, so Sasuke is always in good hands.聽
Drags the other person out into the water on beach day:
Kakashi suggests it without too much disappointment when Sasuke says no. He would rather swim in a secluded river or some private area with Kakashi than in public on a beach.聽
Brings the other lunch at work:
Again, Sasuke never really thinks ahead as far as spontaneous gestures are concerned, he somewhat feels that his presence should be enough, and then, ask if you need anything getting. Sasuke will visit Kakashi in his offices from time to time, and if he is hungry, Sasuke will see to it that food is delivered to him. When Sasuke is away from the village Kakashi finds it hard to locate him, or, more appropriately, knows if Sasuke isn鈥檛 home, he doesn鈥檛 want to be found and he won鈥檛 interfere. He does like taking him out for a meal when he is home though.聽
Tries to start role-playing in bed:
Neither of them. Sex isn鈥檛 something that Sasuke is particularly interested in for recreational purposes and Kakashi is perfectly understandable of this.聽
Embarrassingly drunk dancer:
Kakashi. He isn鈥檛 the best of dancers, not skilful but once he鈥檚 had a few drinks and the right song comes on he has the confidence to make up for it. Sasuke does not dance and though he pretends to roll his eyes and scoff, he does like seeing his partner so happy.聽
Firmly believes in couples costumes:
Neither. Not firmly. Though Kakashi has bought them both yukatas and sleepwear made from matching fabrics, Sasuke secretly loves them and finds them incredibly comforting when he is away from home.聽
Breaks the expensive gift rule during Christmas:
Christmas isn鈥檛 celebrated strongly in their culture so there isn鈥檛 much attention placed on whether or not someone bought someone a gift. Kakashi does like buying Sasuke small gifts throughout the year however. An expensive set of chopsticks, his own tea set, homely things.聽
Makes the other eat breakfast:
Should Sasuke end up spending a night at Kakashi鈥檚 it鈥檚 typical for them both to eat breakfast out rather than have one of them cook. Their both too tired and lazy in the mornings to cook.
Remembers anniversaries:
Neither of them see any sentimental value in remembering dates, though of course it鈥檚 impossible to not remember that they became close and that Sasuke sought out Kakashi鈥檚 company more and more after the Fourth Shinobi War.
Brings up having kids first:
Neither of them. It isn鈥檛 practical for their lives to have a child. Not with Sasuke being away from the village all the time.聽ahem
Kills the bugs:
They鈥檙e not too bothered about them, Sasuke is happy with opening a window in hopes of it leaving, Kakashi is happy letting one of his dogs eat them, should they be summoned.聽
First to define them as a couple:
Kakashi attempted a conversation to define the relationship and Sasuke insisted on ending it promptly. He doesn鈥檛 want to label any attachments he has to people, bonds are still tricky for him.聽
Who hides their guilty pleasures longer:
Kakashi. That man has a lot of embarrassing thing, like his collection of Icha Icha for example, all editions, signed and non signed, still in their original wrappings some of them, it鈥檚 a lot.
Snorts while laughing:
Sasuke did. Once. They were both a little drunk and Kakashi just wouldn鈥檛 stop doing impressions of Pakkun and Bisuke, Sasuke had to laugh.聽
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holly-natnicolea year ago
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Here鈥檚 a dumb edit.
My headcanons for an A.T.L.A./鈥橬aruto鈥櫬燾rossover:
Sakura is a waterbender from the Northern Water Tribe, living there with her nonbender fisherman father Hyakush艒 Kizashi; he met her nonbender rice merchant mother Haruno Mebuki during 1 of his trips to the northern parts of the Earth Kingdom. They became friends then some years later fell in love. But neither wanted to leave their homeland. When Mebuki fell pregnant, she sailed to the Northern Water Tribe to tell him since she decided to let Kizashi know about their child; they talked things over, then sailed together to her home village to live there for the duration of the pregnancy. After Mebuki gave birth to their daughter, Kizashi sailed back to the Northern Water Tribe as per his & Mebuki鈥檚 agreement; but he decided to give their daughter the surname Haruno after she was named Sakura by Mebuki.
Sakura grows up as an ordinary little girl of the Northern Water Tribe, but sometimes the other kids bully her due to the light pink hair & her slightly-larger-than-average forehead; she becomes a bit of a crybaby as a result and she also often suppresses her anger at the tiny bullies. She 1 day at 5 years old got saved from the other little kids鈥 verbal abuse by Princess Yue (Sakura didn鈥檛 at the time know that Yue was a princess, though). She became Sakura鈥檚 only friend, but they very rarely could see each other; nevertheless, Yue鈥檚 gentle yet firm encouragement gave Sakura some self-confidence (she still had self-esteem issues, though).
Sakura at 12 years old has already mastered all of the healer waterbending she learned ever since age 7 from Master Yugoda. Wanting to learn how to fight, she sails away on a canoe after secretly stocking up on supplies; she left a letter so that Kizashi & Yugoda would think Sakura is going to meet Mebuki for the first time (prior to that they had been exchanging letters every week for Sakura鈥檚 entire life)..
After finding and meeting Mebuki, Sakura spent a month living with her. She then walked away from the village with a bagful of supplies. Sakura left behind a letter for Mebuki and sent a letter to the Northern Water Tribe for Kizashi.
She wandered around, searching for a waterbending teacher; Soon Sakura met at the Northern Air Temple an orphaned airbender named Namikaze Naruto and his half-sibling Namikaze Sasuke. The duo joined her at travelling; Naruto felt that studying from scrolls wasn鈥檛 enough anymore so he hoped having some experience away from his people, who were innovative Earth Kingdom civilians that had settled at the empty Air Temple when Naruto was little. None of them knew of him being capable of actual airbending due to his Air Nomad descendant, badass nonbender fighter father Minato always reminding his sons of the importance of secrecy. Sasuke being a bender was kept secret too. He chose to leave with his brother due to hating having nothing to learn firebending from and coz he at 12 years old managed to make a spark of lightning, so he hoped to learn more about himself; his secondary goal was finding his mother who Minato had known very little about. Naruto鈥檚 mother had been a fisherwoman named Uzumaki Kushina from the Southern Water Tribe. Both ladies had been uninterested in motherhood, although Minato was unaware of the details why the 2 best friends felt that way.
After 14 days of the trio traveling together, they had an unpleasant run-in with Fire Nation soldiers; Naruto (after a reminder from his brother) used no bending during the ensuing battle and Sakura & Sasuke tried their best to fight but were too untrained to. Luckily, a silver-haired stranger who wore a black cloth-mask on the lower half of his face showed up; he defeated the soldiers without using any bending. The kids ran after him when he climbed up a tree and started hopping away.
Several hours of following their savior later, he dropped down and told them that following strangers was stupid. They acknowledged his point, then proceeded to ignore the advice by continuing to follow him.
A week later after some shenanigans, the trio met a calm earthbender named Yamato. He and his nonbender adopted son Sai (who was secretly the runaway son of an Earth Kingdom noble, but that was a long story) invited the trio to come eat dinner at their home. Coz Yamato took pity on the 3 kids who鈥檇 lost all their supplies to bandits. During dinner, the mysterious saviour walks in; he turns out to be Yamato鈥檚 husband Kakashi.
After a week of shenanigans, the group of 6 start travelling together. Kakashi teaches Sasuke the basics of swordsmanship, Yamato lets Sakura bounce waterbending theories off him (which helps her improve a bit) an鈥 Sai keeps abysmally trying to flirt with Naruto but his terrible social skills result in it backfiring all the time; this all goes on for a month as they trek towards Si Wong Desert in hopes of finding out whether there really is a secret Spirit Library. At some point Kakashi befriends a random pug, who keeps following him everywhere; he decides to name the dog Pakkun.
Sakura meets a scary earthbender lady called Master Tsunade half a year after leaving the Northern Water Tribe.
I鈥檒l end this here since otherwise it鈥檒l get waaaay too long.
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syusukewrites2 years ago
Behind the Mask
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I just updated my WIP. If you are interested in a Kakashi fic that heavily focuses on his ninken please follow the link to AO3
If you are just interested in my personal headcanons on the pack and their dynamic, you can just read on. I will list the dogs from top rank to lowest rank.
Pakkun He鈥檚 a pug and the smallest pack member, also the oldest though. He has been with Kakashi for more than 20 years. He was the first to answer to the young Hatake鈥檚 summon and knew Sakumo. Kakashi summoned him after discovering his father鈥檚 corpse and it was Pakkun who got help. He stayed by Kakashi鈥檚 side and refused to go back to wherever summons usually live and insisted that the Hatake estate was his home. As he became more knowledgable with seals Kakashi redrew the contract to make the Hatake estate the anchor for his pack.
Pakkun has the right mind for strategy and a lot of experience. He leads the pack in Kakashi鈥檚 absence and often takes on a leading role when he is paired with other shinobi on tracking missions. His human speech is near flawless and he has a huge vocabulary. Pakkun is well-known within the village and often trusted with delivering messages. He learned reading when Kakashi did and like the rest of the pack he knows the sign language of ANBU. The pack have their own set of gestures to respond to Kakashi and communicate with each other.
Urushi He has tan fur, a white muzzle and white fur around his eyes which draws your attention to them. His fur is longer on top of his head, making it look like bangs that often fall into his eyes. He is quite mean-looking overall. In ANBU they used to joke that Urushi looks and behaves exactly like Hound. He鈥檚 a border-terrier. He鈥檚 also good at strategy and possibly the most observant packmember. He is the only other ninken who can read. Urushi is Hound鈥檚 second in command. This switch in positions used to be a source of conflict within the pack, but Pakkun and Urushi settled it a long time ago. Overall the pack might have a hierarchy but they have no problem with letting a lower ranked ninken lead them, if he has the better skillset for the mission. Urushi was on a lot of missions with Hound, who usually only summoned one or two dogs at once. Unlike Pakkun, Urushi never tried to snap Kakashi out of the Hound mindset. Urushi acknowledges how useful that mindset can be and encourages its use.
Akino He鈥檚 a husky and Shiba Inu mix. He is the biggest ninken aside from Bull. He wears sunglasses, at first to hide his mismatched eyes. Later, he hides a blind eye with it. He is not ashamed of the scar. Battle-scars are a source of pride for him, but he does not want to give away his weakness to the enemy. He learned to sniff out poison together with Shiba (who is not a Shiba Inu 鈥 confusing I know.) He has the best endurance of the pack and that makes him a reliable tracker. He is also used to carrying scrolls on his back and in a pinch, he is strong and big enough to drag Kakashi to safety. Which he has done before, usually because of chakra exhaustion. Akino also figured out how to help Kakashi summon him, by lending his own chakra to the technique. So even though he is the second largest ninken, his summoning costs Kakashi the least chakra.
Tenzo/Yamato (honorary pack member) He is considered a pack member by all of the dogs. Even though his given name from Danzo was Kinoe, no one uses it, not even Tenzo himself. Yamato is the common name, given by Tsunade that everyone who met him from that point onwards uses. The ANBU often refer to each other with their code names and since Tenzo does not mingle too much, he never bothered to give them a different name to use. The pack calls him Tenzo, because Alpha does. Even though Tenzo complains about the 鈥渘ickname鈥, he secretly loves it. It鈥檚 a sign of affection and he was deprived of love and affection all his life. Kakashi was the first to show him kindness and genuine care. One could say Tenzo imprinted on Kakashi 鈥 like a duckling. The pack noticed this and treated him accordingly. To be fair to all the shippers potentially reading this story, I have no intention of writing them as a couple. It is a ship that I like, but I mostly prefer them as friends. It makes the bond even stronger to me. These are two people who have serious trust issues and I love their sibling chemistry. Kakashi as an older brother mercilessly teasing his otoutou, the unconditional love of a kindred soul. I dunno, I really like their relationship in canon.
Shiba Grey fur, dark grey mohawk, pronounced eye-fold. He鈥檚 a Schnauzer. He鈥檚 very obedient, followes orders to a fault and has a strong urge to protect. He and Akino got very close when they trained to sniff out poison. Shiba dislikes being in charge. Kakashi and the pack know this and don鈥檛 make him take charge unless absolutely necessary. He does not mind being the lead tracker and he is capable of recognizing patterns and form strategies, but he is much more comfortable following someone else鈥檚 lead. Kakashi taught all his ninken to speak, but since Shiba almost had his throat cut on a mission, he has trouble speaking. He can speak, but his throat sometimes fails him and certain sounds are more difficult than others. This occasionally leads to a speak pattern similar to human stuttering. He avoids talking if possible and if he has to, he rephrases his words fairly often. He tries to use the least amount of words possible, which makes him sound rude to humans and has lead to multiple complaints. 鈥 Kakashi never cared. He scolded the humans and told them that they should be grateful the pack was willing to work with them at all and if they had a problem they could just track the enemies alone.
Bull He wears a spiked collar, like cartoon bulldogs. Physically, he鈥檚 the strongest ninken and often uses his size to help Kakashi home. Hound likes to use Bull as a living furnace on long missions when he can鈥檛 make a fire. The Konoha guards are somewhat used to see Kakashi come back from missions heavily leaning onto Bull. Overall Bull is an affectionate and lazy dog, maybe a bit too easily bribed by treats.
Uhei He has bandages around his head and left front paw. He鈥檚 a greyhound and the fastest ninken. He has a laserfocus on target, but relies too much on speed. He has been with the pack longer than Bull and Shiba, but never tried to climb the hierarchy. He is perfectly comfortable being specialized as sprinter and not having to take on any responsibilites. He suspects that he鈥檒l drop to the lowest rank once Guruko and Bisuke have more experience. Like many greyhounds he gets stressed out if he doesn鈥檛 get physical contact. He鈥檚 a cuddlebug.
Guruko He鈥檚 a beagle. He has tan fur, a white snout and pronounced 鈥渨hiskers鈥. He is a small dog. Compact, quick to adapt. He is well-trained in normal ninken stuff, but only just started training for a more prominent role in the pack. Pakkun is getting too old to be an active ninken and is trying to pass down his knowledge to Guruko. Kakashi has even discussed the possibility to let a member of the tracking team sign the summoning contract and let Guruko work with him, instead of being stuck in a pack that would soon be retired, if Kakashi actually becomes Hokage. The older pack members have no interest in leaving Kakashi鈥檚 side, but Guruko is considering it.
Bisuke He鈥檚 a beagle-mix and actually Guruko鈥檚 younger brother. They have the same mother, but different fathers. He has spikey fur on top of his head and the kanji for shinobi on his forehead. He鈥檚 almost as tiny as Pakkun. He only recently became a full-fledged member of the pack. Kakashi wanted him to come on missions more often, but had not had the time to train him properly and Kakashi wasn鈥檛 willing to risk his safety. Due to these delays in his training Bisuke is now overeager to prove himself. Even though he acts reckless from time to time, he is the best at hiding and therefore the best at spying.
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ohayohimawari2 years ago
Kakashi Asks-Answer
Thank you for your patience! Here鈥檚 the first of the latest round of answers.
@auntpamkakashi asked,聽鈥淲hat if Kakashi knew he had a lost daughter? Who is involved in illegal things? What would he do?鈥
I love that right off the bat, I received a juicy and imaginative scenario to sink my teeth into! Thank you so much for your question.
To answer this, I need to flesh out the scenario a bit more. I鈥檓 placing this firmly in the time period that was full of filler episodes in the anime; after Sasuke leaves the village and before Naruto takes off to train with Jiraiya.
So, let鈥檚 say our favorite Leaf j艒nin is out walking the streets of Konoha with smutty reading material in hand and doing his best to avoid Gai鈥檚 daily challenge when suddenly, Jiraiya grabs him by the scruff and hauls him into the nearest quiet alley for a man-to-man heart-to-heart.
Jiraiya fixes Kakashi with a severe look and tells him he鈥檇 witnessed a couple of known Akatsuki recruiting a new member: a young girl from Amegakure with unruly silver hair. Kakashi listens as Jiraiya tells him that this young girl displays extraordinary skill, especially with lightning and earth jutsus鈥
I don鈥檛 think Kakashi would be connecting the same dots that Jiraiya had, and the older man would ask Kakashi outright if he ever had a little too much fun while in the Hidden Rain. Kakashi鈥檚 visible eye would go wide with shocked realization, what little color he had in his face would drain right out, and that would be all the answer Jiraiya would need.
Of course, Jiraiya would have suspected the girl could be of Hatake lineage when he encountered her. He would鈥檝e stealthily (as one would expect of a ninja) obtained a teacup that the girl had drunk from and still contained traces of her saliva to be used as a sample to be tested against Kakashi for possible relation. He鈥檇 haul said sample and Konoha鈥檚 petrified prodigy straight to Tsunade Senju鈥檚 office.
After the results come in, even the accusatory stares of two Sannin wouldn鈥檛 be enough to distract Kakashi from his preferred go-to reaction: blaming himself.
He鈥檇 find or imagine where he was at fault, even though he鈥檇 only been aware of her existence for mere minutes. Tsunade would then give him one of her loving flicks to the forehead. If he could manage to hang on to consciousness, that would snap him out of his brooding and kickstart his brain into doing what he does best: coming up with a plan.
Kakashi would immediately ask after the girl鈥檚 mother. For the sake of convenience, let鈥檚 say that the girl has no other living relatives; this seems like a popular theme in anime in general (and Naruto in particular) anyway.
It wouldn鈥檛 take more than a couple minutes for Kakashi to convince himself that he is not聽Father material. However, he wouldn鈥檛 abandon the girl either. There is no doubt in my mind that his first priority would be to get the girl out of reach of the Akatsuki, and safely settled elsewhere.
Even as he鈥檚 coming to this conclusion, Kakashi would be leaping through the window of the Hokage tower and legging it straight to his buddy Tenz艒鈥檚 place. There are very few people that Kakashi would trust to help him in such a situation, and there鈥檚 no doubt in my mind that Yams is the man he would want to team up with on the crazy rescue mission he鈥檇 be planning. Of course, Mr. Mokuton won鈥檛 refuse a request from Kakashi, so they鈥檇 be suited up in their sexy ANBU uniforms and out the door again quicker than you could say Yellow Flash.
To kidnap his daughter from the Akatsuki.
Every orphan in Konoha has learned the hard way that you don鈥檛 rely on Konoha to take care of a motherless child. I think Kakashi would scan through his memories, or ask for Jiraiya鈥檚 recommendation of a suitable family or school in which he could safely (and secretly) entrust the girl to.
Before I go further with this theory, I don鈥檛 want you to think that Kakashi is simply shirking his obligation and duty as a father. Instead, this knucklehead would believe he鈥檇 be a terrible father. Further, when he considers his dangerous career and chances of surviving the next few S-class missions he鈥檚 bound to be assigned, he would view placing his daughter in the safe care of others as the only solution. He would decide that it would be the best thing he could ever do for any child of his.
Kakashi would send money to support his daughter. He would keep up a correspondence with her caretakers to be informed on her health, safety, and happiness. He would make damn sure that his daughter is well looked after, and on track to a successful, secure life. I imagine him occasionally sending Pakkun and the boys to check up on her. He, himself would also confirm her well-being from afar. He would think of her often and have nightmares of any harm coming to her.
As Kakashi ages, we see him becoming more comfortable in his own skin. I like to think that, after his gig as Lord Sixth, he鈥檚 much more accepting of himself, has learned and acknowledged his own strengths; has acquired more self-assuredness. It is at this stage of his life that he would seek her out, after years of making sure she wants for nothing, and salvage what he can of their relationship, using it as the foundation for a familial bond.
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faevi3 years ago
Kakashi wedding/honeymoon headcanons? Like who's invited to the event, what time of year do you think it would be, where they would go on a honeymoon, ect. (Sorry if its too much! I love your blog.)
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Where to even begin? I think that people close to Kakashi or even just acquaintances would be rather surprised to hear that the famous copy-ninja is going to get married. It鈥檚 not that it鈥檚 impossible for him to find love or that they find him to be unattractive. It鈥檚 more of they鈥檙e surprised that Kakashi opened up his heart entirely to even accept the idea of having a wife.
He鈥檚 not some edgy male who hates the idea of love. He loves the idea of romance but after certain events in his life, he developed the feeling that he shouldn鈥檛 find a partner and while he does keep people close, he still keeps them at a slight distance. He鈥檇 be worried about them being in danger because of him, that鈥檚 all. It鈥檚 a fear for intimacy, not hatred.聽
So yes, people are surprised! The wedding would be intimate and hold particular traditions that most wedding ceremonies have in Konoha. They鈥檙e in Japanese style clothing; meaning kimonos suited for weddings. Both him and his wife-to-be would wear something that represent their family, too. In Konoha, being married isn鈥檛 just about the couple. It鈥檚 also about two families getting together, becoming united. It鈥檚 a huge deal.聽
The only members we know of being Hatake is obviously, Kakashi and his father who passed away. Despite not a huge clan or family, Kakashi would still view it important that two families are being united. He wouldn鈥檛 blow up about it that it鈥檚 such an extreme matter to him. He just finds it important, that鈥檚 all.聽
He鈥檚 a very relaxed and calm person. Even with planning the wedding and honeymoon, Kakashi wants to find enjoyment through it. He doesn鈥檛 want himself or his future wife to be stressed out. It鈥檚 supposed to be a moment of happiness shared between them and those close with him. Granted if his wife finds anything stressful, he鈥檇 pull them into a warm embrace, rub their back and try to make them calm down before he communicates about how to solve whatever is stressful. Even when discussing it, you can bet he鈥檚 going to sound mellowed out. It鈥檚 not a bad thing! He still cares deeply and just desires for you to be relaxed and happy with the planning.聽
Even though the wedding would be holding traditions, it will be small and intimate. It will have qualities that聽鈥榮cream鈥 about either himself, his future wife or them as a couple. He may love his village but he doesn鈥檛 want anything overwhelming. There would be photos to share with the public after the reception but the ceremony is for them and close friends.
Who would go? Pft! Team 7! I reckon all the teams would go actually and most of the j艒nins we see regularly. Gai, Ibiki, Anko, Genma and so on. Kakashi has worked with these people for most of his life. He has grown up with them. It鈥檚 only common sense that they would be invited to the wedding. Also the Hokage! Including Tsunade if she鈥檚 not the current Hokage at the time. Any close friends of his wife-to-be and family members. So it appears to be a rather guest list but comparing it to the size of a public wedding, it鈥檚 not.
It鈥檇 also be around spring time! Not too hot, nor too cold. The perfect weather for an outside wedding. It鈥檇 be in a private garden so the trees provide shade and the flowers look gorgeous. It鈥檇 also be in the late afternoon so they can聽鈥榩arty鈥 with the people they care about.聽
Wait鈥︹ A kiss always happens in the wedding!! So yes, Kakashi would have to slip his mask down for their lips to meet for the first time as husband and wife. Team 7 would probably be finally screaming with joy that they get to see their teacher鈥檚 face鈥 WRONG! Kakashi is still his playful self! So he鈥檇 turn his head in a certain position for a very swift kiss that it didn鈥檛 even seem like it happened as he pulls his mask up with his eyes smiling. His wife would be completely okay with it and find everyone鈥檚 reaction humorous.聽聽
This would be Kakashi鈥檚 happiest day. He鈥檚 let his barriers down to accept the idea of falling in love with someone, only to marry them later in their journey together. He may not be the kind to cry when he鈥檚 feeling pure joy but a smile would always be on his face, even his posture would be better than usual as he鈥檚 excited to be married.聽
All of his lovely dogs will be at the wedding. They鈥檙e part of his family so they have to be there. Who knows, Pakkun might even make some remark that he uses the same shampoo as Kakashi鈥檚 wife-to-be.聽
Gai would definitely be his best-man. It might have not be Kakashi鈥檚 idea at first. Gai would be preaching about being the best man ever and so Kakashi shrugs and goes聽鈥榮ure鈥.聽
He does express his emotions and is affectionate to those he care about. He communicates well but he鈥檚 not the very best at talking about his actual feelings. For example, he states so casually about his comrades being dead to Sasuke but didn鈥檛 really reveal his actual heartache about the incidents. He did it to try and stop Sasuke from seeking revenge with an obsessed attitude and thirst for power.聽
^ His vows would probably be one of his first attempt at it, especially in front of others. They would be in awe at him speaking his vows. He might let out a few awkward chuckles and also may not express every single thing running through his mind but you would feel the love for his wife. So it will be amazing to witness. Something to soak in and never forget!!
His love is full of such love for this woman that it even leaves himself feeling shocked from just how much he loves her. The love just comes so natural and not something he actively thinks about but obviously does on this day.聽
Side note, the proposal would have been very casual. I honestly just imagine him reading next to her on the couch as she does something rather cute and so he just asks -聽鈥淗ey, what do you think about marriage?鈥, etc. He is secretly a romantic but for him, that鈥檚 an amazing way to ask. It鈥檚 just themselves being relaxed at home.聽
Just in general, the wedding would be very peaceful and comfortable. There鈥檚 nothing extreme. It鈥檚 just them being united before their friends.
The sight of his fianc茅 dressed up for this wonderful occasion leaves him temporarily speechless. In his eyes, she鈥檚 always been beautiful but how could he not react to such an angelic sight? When she鈥檚 close enough, he would whisper genuine sweet words that only she could hear. He would be wearing a smile that reaches his eyes.
Okay, I rambled enough about the actual wedding I think. The reception! At first, it鈥檚 just nice and chilled. They share their speeches but come on.. You can鈥檛 expect it to not get a little bit wild with particular people around. Naruto would be shouting his own love for this couple and be his mischievous self throughout the night. Sasuke would actually be smiling throughout the night and feel more relaxed than usual. Sakura would be knocking her fist lovingly over Naruto and Sai鈥檚 head. Sai鈥︹.. would definitely be saying something about someone鈥檚 penis without realising that he shouldn鈥檛. He means well, that sweet boy.聽
Uh oh, did Lee seriously just accidentally drink alcohol again? Silly, Lee!!! He becomes intoxicated easily and Gai would have to be holding him back from going too wild. Although, Gai would definitely be giving bone-crushing hugs to everyone around him. Especially Kakashi and his wife.聽
Kakashi would be by his wife鈥檚 side the entire time but they鈥檙e both having so much fun with their friends and family. It just feels heavenly.聽
The reception was a blast. Everyone was beyond happy. There may have been a few tears from the intoxicated ones. It lasts into the late night until they finally decide to depart for the night. Kakashi is holding onto his wife鈥檚 hand. There鈥檚 no internal fear that she might fade away if he blinks. He just genuinely wants to hold her hand.聽
Their first night together as husband and wife isn鈥檛 sexual. It鈥檚 loving, yes. They stay embraced in their sleeping chambers but weddings take up a lot of energy. So they鈥檙e ready to sleep. Kakashi murmurs against her ear that he鈥檚 glad about today and that he鈥檚 the happiest man on the land.聽
She鈥檚 the first to fall asleep and he鈥檚 just happy to watch her till he falls asleep with his arms still around her.聽
Honeymoon time!!! Thankfully, Kakashi is allowed to have a week off before he goes back to the shinobi life. So with savings, he takes his wife to a small, private resort somewhere in the Land of Fire. He has to be sort of close to Konoha sadly, you never know when something goes down but thankfully, his wife understands and is just happy to have time with him.
Their room is nice and spacious that has sliding doors that open up to a private hot spring and a garden. Plenty of time is spent in the hot spring, just being close to each other. Whenever they鈥檙e private, his mask is completely off. Kakashi may not be overly affectionate publicly, but I believe he wouldn鈥檛 be scared to show love through physical actions privately.
Our man likes to joke from time to time, let鈥檚 be real. He鈥檚 not an obnoxious joker like Naruto nor incredibly witty like Genma. It鈥檚 just a nice sense of humour that leaves his wife giggling. He likes hearing her giggle, too.聽
Their first night on their honeymoon would be鈥 well. I think we all know! A very passionate and loving night. It鈥檚 a perfect night, in his opinion. Though, every night is perfect in his opinion anyways.聽
Through the honeymoon, he probably would joke about wanting to do a roleplay scene from his favourite book series. They鈥檙e known for romance but also for being inappropriate so duh, he鈥檚 gonna joke. Though, he鈥檚 not serious. He loves her the way she is.
Wait. She鈥檚 actually dressed up as one of his favourite characters. Insert a flustered Kakashi! Red face and dazed expression. Despite being surprised, he鈥檚 still eager for it.
The entire honeymoon is about connecting more and just spending time together. He鈥檚 with his wife every minute when they鈥檙e awake. He鈥檒l take her out on some nights to spend in the tiny village. He would even take her exploring the fields near by one day.聽
聽 A lot of lazy moments of just leaning against each other and enjoying the peace. He finds that he can easily be himself with his partner and so he just enjoys the fact that they can be quiet together. Though, don鈥檛 get me wrong. He鈥檚 not a silent person. He鈥檚 going to talk with ease, he just believes not every moment needs to be filled with talking.聽
Playfulness, honestly. He鈥檚 lowkey playful. He鈥檒l show that through gestures and words. Kind of links up with his joking!
There鈥檚 so much joy and love throughout this entire honeymoon that it鈥檚 sad when it鈥檚 coming to an end. He doesn鈥檛 complain but does silently wish he could have had a few more days. Although, Kakashi is happy to begin his married life back in Konoha.聽
I鈥檝e rambled so much and I still feel I鈥檓 missing something! I just believe that despite being a man who was afraid to show his true emotions, he finds ease with showing it on this day. He鈥檚 marrying the love of his life, after all. He鈥檚 going to be so relaxed in the midst of planning it and be his usual self but he鈥檚 beyond happy that he鈥檚 actually marrying someone he loves. There鈥檚 no low moments for him. Not even the bone-crushing hugs from Gai could prompt a sigh. He鈥檇 just be genuinely happy. Even if he鈥檚 not the best at expressing it to the best of his abilities. It will be very obvious!
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myaekingheart2 years ago
17. Ninken Ninja Art: Cockblock Jutsu!
read the scarecrow and the bell on ao3
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聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei stirred awake feeling more refreshed than ever, a rare occurrence that, quite frankly, left her feeling a little suspicious. She was never fully rested and hadn鈥檛 been for years. However, today was one of those days where she didn鈥檛 want to cause herself any unnecessary trouble. She decided she wasn鈥檛 going to fight it. She slipped on a pair of pants scrunched up on the floor, telling herself she ought to clean though she knew she wouldn鈥檛, and creaked the front door open. Just as expected. A small bag of pastries awaited her on her doorstep, the letter attached signed with the trademark henohenomoheji.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淵ou鈥檙e up early鈥 a voice then called. Rei looked up to find Kakashi standing before her, hands in his pockets. 鈥淚 suppose you won鈥檛 be needing these then?鈥 he then asked, picking up the bag and waving it in front of her face. She pouted, but playfully, and reached for them but Kakashi lifted them out of her grasp. Damn you for being so much taller than me, she thought.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淭hat鈥檚 not true. I always appreciate breakfast, especially when it鈥檚 free鈥 Rei commented.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淔ree for you maybe鈥 Kakashi jested. 鈥淒id anyone ever tell you how expensive these things can get?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淣obody ever said you needed to go bankrupt for me, you know鈥 the redhead replied. 鈥淲hat are you doing still hanging around here, anyway? Don鈥檛 you have important missions to go on or something?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Kakashi shook his head. 鈥淣ot today. I鈥檝e been given a much needed day off鈥 he grinned.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽A small smirk touched Rei鈥檚 lips. 鈥淏usiness must really be slow to let you off the hook for once鈥 she said. It was true that Kakashi was one of the most talented shinobi in the village. Other nations feared him. Not even his ANBU mask could truly secure his identity. If only they knew how much of a dork he secretly was.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淎nd what about you?鈥 he then asked. 鈥淚鈥檓 assuming you鈥檙e up so early for work?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei shook her head. 鈥淣o, apparently I only ignore my alarm when I鈥檝e got shit to do. I鈥檒l never enjoy a faire la grasse matin茅e so long as I have a day off.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Kakashi chuckled, finally handing over the bag of pastries. 鈥淪o, you have a day off. And I have a day off. That just so happens to be the same day.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淚 suppose so鈥 Rei replied. She could feel her cheeks heating up and she begged herself to keep composure.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲ell, in that case, why don鈥檛 we do something?鈥 he proposed.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲hat did you have in mind?鈥 she asked.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Kakashi shrugged. 鈥淲ould you like to join me for lunch?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei鈥檚 heart lurched. 鈥淵eah, yeah lunch would be fine鈥 she replied. 鈥淛ust give me a place and a time.鈥 Kakashi grinned and together, they decided on Ichiraku at noon.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淪o it鈥檚 a date then鈥 he said definitively, saluting her before disappearing into a cloud of dust. The word date struck her, but she forced herself to remember that it didn鈥檛 necessarily mean anything. She could鈥檝e called their evening together a date, too, or just a friendly reunion. Until Kakashi gave her a straightforward answer, she refused to get her hopes up. She had been disappointed one too many times to make the same mistakes.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽She took her time that morning, indulging in a hot shower and picking at her pastries as she dressed and tied up her hair. Her eyes glided to the kanzashi on her desk and a pang of pain struck her heart. She didn鈥檛 want to think about what she had done to herself three weeks ago. She didn鈥檛 want to think of the faint scars still lining her arms. She didn鈥檛 want to think of what Kakashi would think if he noticed them. She slipped on a long-sleeved shirt and hoped that it wouldn鈥檛 be an issue. At least they were healed enough for her to write them off as teenage tragedies.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽For once in her life, she was prepared for something earlier than she should鈥檝e been. At 11:30am, she wandered over to Kakashi鈥檚 apartment and rapped on the door lightly. If he was home, she assumed there was no use in waiting around separated just to see each other in a short while. He opened the door with a look of surprise on his face, and immediately she began regretting her decision. 鈥淚 know I鈥檓 early鈥攕hocking, I know鈥攂ut I didn鈥檛 want to wait around doing nothing, so I figured I鈥檇 stop by and see if you were still around. That鈥檚 alright, isn鈥檛 it?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淥f course鈥 Kakashi replied, ushering her inside. His apartment was spotless and even sparse compared to hers, and she felt a little unusual about it. She remembered the morning she woke up in his bed after a drunken scuffle. He brought her breakfast and offered to walk her home, before he knew 鈥渉ome鈥 was a few doors down the hall. She seated herself on the edge of his bed, suddenly feeling very aware of her presence as she watched him get ready. He slipped into a clean shirt and for those few moments bare-chested, she had completely forgotten everything else going on around her. She had never seen him with his shirt off before, or at least not as an adult. His toned abs and muscular arms were far different from the boyish figure of his youth, the gangly limbs that would splash her in the lake out back when she was young.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽After a few more minutes, Kakashi grinned at his friend and asked 鈥淲ell, are you ready?鈥 Rei nodded but as she stood up, suddenly the copy ninja disappeared in a cloud of dust. Rei blinked a few times, wondering if perhaps this was just a clone all along and the real Kakashi was at the restaurant already. But then what if he wasn鈥檛? What if he had just up and stood her up? She looked around the room for a moment, internally panicking trying to figure out what to do.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Kakashi blinked, then, once he realized where he was, was about ready to kick himself. Pakkun sat at his feet. 鈥淗ey, Kakashi. Long time no see.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淵ou look nice, Kakashi鈥 Bisuke chimed in. 鈥淵ou going somewhere?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲ell, actually鈥 the copy ninja began, 鈥淚 had plans this afternoon. What seems to be the trouble?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲e鈥檝e got a bit of a problem鈥 Pakkun started. 鈥淭here鈥檚 been a nasty flea infestation around here and we鈥檝e all been hit hard. You think you could help us out, Kakashi?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽The white-haired ninja glanced to the other ninken in the area, scratching the backs of the necks and shaking their heads violently. Bull was even rubbing his back against the trunk of a tree to try and scratch that perfect spot. Sighing, he planted his hand on his forehead and nodded. 鈥淎lright. I don鈥檛 know how this could鈥檝e happened, but I鈥檒l have you all cleaned up in no time. I may just have the perfect person to lend a hand, too.鈥 Pakkun eyed Kakashi suspiciously but before he could ask what his master meant, he disappeared in a blink.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Kakashi rematerialized right before Rei back in his apartment. She gasped at the sight of him, then slapped him on the shoulder. 鈥淲here the hell did you go? You scared the shit out of me!鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淪orry鈥 he replied, rubbing the back of his neck, 鈥淏ut something鈥檚 come up. I鈥檓 afraid I won鈥檛 be able to make lunch today.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淥h鈥?鈥 Rei asked. She tried not to sound as disappointed as she was. 鈥淲ell, that鈥檚 alright. We can do this another time, then.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淎ctually鈥 Kakashi then said, 鈥淚 was thinking maybe you could help me out?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲hat鈥檚 the problem?鈥 she asked. Kakashi flicked his kunai against his thumb and summoned his ninken into his apartment, all of them scratching at their coats.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淚t seems as though all of my ninja hounds have somehow gotten fleas, and they asked me to help them get rid of them鈥 Kakashi explained. 鈥淒o you think you would be alright lending a hand?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei blinked a few times in disbelief. She was not unfamiliar with the ninja hounds and truthfully, she did love dogs anyway. She just simply did not expect her afternoon to take such a sharp turn.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淭his is your idea of the perfect helper?鈥 Pakkun asked. He jumped down from atop Bull鈥檚 head to sniff around the girl, having not immediately recognized her. When he picked up on her scent, however, his eyes widened. 鈥淩ei, is that you?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淏een a long time, hasn鈥檛 it, Pakkun?鈥 she asked, kneeling down to scratch him behind the ear.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淵ou鈥檝e really grown鈥 he commented. 鈥淕lad to see you鈥檙e still doing well.鈥 Rei nodded with a soft smile.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淥h, boy鈥︹ Kakashi sighed, leaning beside Bisuke and combing through his fur. 鈥淎t this rate, we鈥檒l need to get some pretty strong shampoo to get rid of the likes of these guys鈥 he said, plucking a flea off of Bisuke鈥檚 fur. 鈥淚鈥檓 going to go get some supplies. You take the dogs to the roof where we鈥檒l have more room. I鈥檒l be back soon.鈥 And with that, Kakashi strolled out the door and Rei was left all alone with the hounds.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淗ey, so what do you think Kakashi had planned this afternoon, anyway?鈥 Urushi asked the others as Rei lead them upstairs.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲ho knows?鈥 Guruko replied.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei felt her face growing hot. 鈥淲ell, actually鈥 she chimed in, 鈥渉e and I were going to grab lunch.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽The ninken all looked to each other suspiciously, knowing smiles touching their faces. 鈥淪o like a date?鈥 Uhei asked.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淣o!鈥 Rei replied, sounding probably a little too defensive. 鈥淲hy is it that every time a guy and a girl do something together, it鈥檚 always considered a date?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲ell are you dating?鈥 Akino asked. 鈥淭hat would mean it was a date.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淗ey, if Kakashi was in a relationship, don鈥檛 you think we鈥檇 know?鈥 Shiba countered.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淵eah, if you were Kakashi鈥檚 girlfriend then it would definitely be a date鈥 Uhei agreed.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淥h my god, no, Kakashi and I are not together鈥 Rei argued. She hoped she sounded convincing. All this time and she still had no idea what she was to him. Curse his ambiguity. 鈥淲e鈥檙e just two friends who were going to spend a little time together, that鈥檚 all.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淥kay鈥︹ the ninken replied, completely unconvinced.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淵ou know, it鈥檚 not very healthy to lie to yourself鈥 Bisuke jested.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei shoved the door to the roof of the apartment building open and let the dogs out into the sunlight, grumbling something about yeah, okay, you鈥檙e just a bunch of dogs, what do you know?
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Luckily, Kakashi was not gone for very long. A few moments had passed during which Rei began playing fetch with the ninken鈥攄espite their refusal that they didn鈥檛 care for typical dog games, the minute she threw the stick across the rooftop, they all went sprinting鈥攚hen the door swung open and Kakashi stepped out into the sun carrying a paper bag of supplies. They filled up a washtub of water and rounded up each ninken one by one to soak them and scrub them down.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淭his is humiliating鈥 Uhei complained as Rei rubbed the shampoo into his coat. Soon, he became a walking mass of suds.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淵ou want the damn fleas gone, don鈥檛 you?鈥 Rei asked. 鈥淎 little humiliation is a small price to pay for relief.鈥 Kakashi chuckled at her retort, soaping up Pakkun himself.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淧sst! Hey, Kakashi!鈥 the pug whispered. His master inched closer. 鈥淪o what鈥檚 going on between you two, anyway?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲-what do you mean?鈥 Kakashi stammered. This was clearly an unusual subject and Pakkun could tell he was getting somewhere.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淎re you and Rei together or something? She said you had plans to go to lunch鈥 the dog explained.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淥h, that鈥 Kakashi chuckled, rubbing the back of his neck. He had forgotten his hands were covered in soap until he could hear the bubbles popping behind his ear. He quickly dunked his hands into the wash basin and wiped the wad of suds off his head before Rei could notice. 鈥淚t鈥檚 nothing, really. Not anything you need to worry about.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Pakkun stared back at his master suspiciously, knowing he was hiding something, but said nothing more on the matter. Besides, actions speak louder than words.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Once all eight ninja hounds were soaked, shampooed, rinsed, and dried off, they ran around the rooftop barking at one another and shaking the excess water from their fur. Rei stood and wiped the sweat from her brow, smiling as she watched them romp and play. 鈥淔or shinobi, they really are still a bunch of dogs鈥 she commented.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Kakashi chuckled and nodded. 鈥淚t鈥檚 to be expected.鈥 Little did they know, these ninken were sneaky and as they played, they barked battle plans at one another. They were plotting something sinister, something to take even their master off guard.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淚 guess we better get all of this cleaned up鈥 Rei finally said after a few beats of silence. Kakashi looked to the wash tub filled with soap, the upturned bottle of shampoo, the soaked towels, and the little uniforms they had stripped the hounds of before their baths.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Leaning down, he looked up to Rei and said, 鈥淪orry our afternoon had to be reduced to this. I鈥檒l make it up to you. I promise.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淒on鈥檛 worry about it鈥 Rei replied, kneeling beside him and shaking her head. She gathered up the towels in her hands and hung them along the nearby clothesline to dry. 鈥淚 actually had a good time. This was kind of fun.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淩eally?鈥 Kakashi asked. He genuinely had not expected her to say that. Usually anything like this was a chore鈥攁 bunch of sentient dogs ought to be able to care for themselves, right? But then again, he shouldn鈥檛 have expected anything less from Rei. He was pleased to see she still retained her childlike taste for the messy.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei turned and nodded in affirmation, brushing her bangs away from her face as Kakashi stood preparing to dump the wash bucket out. That was when the dogs knew it was time. Uhei and Bisuke provided backup as Bull barreled toward Rei鈥檚 back, his deep bark echoing through the village. Before she had a moment to react, he pushed into Rei hard, launching her forward with a gasp. Uhei and Bisuke ran around their master to startle him, the wash bucket tumbling and splashing them. Soaking wet, it took all of two seconds for Rei to realize what had resulted from the chaos. She opened her eyes to find herself caught in Kakashi鈥檚 arms, their lips pressed together. Her heart pounded against her chest, panicking even moreso when she realized he wasn鈥檛 pulling away. She couldn鈥檛 tell whether he was simply too shocked to move, or if he was voluntarily staying put. Either way, one thing was undeniable: her and Kakashi were kissing.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Once the reality of the situation hit him, Kakashi slowly recoiled, blinking. Rei鈥檚 cheeked burned red, and she couldn鈥檛 bring herself to look him in the eyes. All this time, she had waited for some kind of sign that this wasn鈥檛 a dream. Some kind of assurance of Kakashi鈥檚 feelings. True, the kiss was an accident, but he lingered. That had to have meant something, didn鈥檛 it?
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淏ull. Uhei. Bisuke鈥 Kakashi then said sternly, turning to his dogs. 鈥淲hat was all that about?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淏ull saw a butterfly鈥 Uhei explained coolly.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淎 butterfly?鈥 Kakashi repeated, not entirely convinced. The dogs nodded in reply. With a sigh, Kakashi ran a hand through his hair and shook his head. He didn鈥檛 have the energy to fight them on this. He walked over to the towels on the clothesline, knowing full well they wouldn鈥檛 be dry yet, but checked them anyway just in case.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淗ey, I wouldn鈥檛 worry about those too much鈥 Rei called to him. 鈥淚 mean, it鈥檚 a warm enough day. I鈥檓 sure the sun will dry us just as quickly. If you have the time, at least.鈥 Kakashi looked to her and felt his heart swell. This was dangerous. He walked nearer and sat down on the concrete, overlooking the village.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽They sat together in silence for a long while, unsure of what to say to each other, until finally Kakashi spoke. 鈥淚鈥檓 sorry I never took you to lunch like I said I would.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei shook her head, eyes locked on the expanse below. 鈥淒on鈥檛 worry about it. Like I said, I had a good time.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淵ou don鈥檛 have to do this鈥 Kakashi replied.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淒o what?鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淪ay you had a good time to spare my feelings. You won鈥檛 hurt me if you tell the truth.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei blinked, finally looking to him. 鈥淲hat are you talking about? Do you really think I鈥檇 lie to you?鈥 Kakashi didn鈥檛 respond. Rolling her eyes, Rei fell back onto the concrete and stared up at the clouds overhead. 鈥淒o you remember when we were kids, and we鈥檇 lay outside and just watch the clouds roll past?鈥 she asked. The copy ninja nodded, hesitantly laying back with her. 鈥淚 used to look up at them and imagine they were something else, like a dog or a bunny. I was so stupid back then.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽It was the word stupid that caught Kakashi鈥檚 attention the most. 鈥淚 wouldn鈥檛 say stupid鈥 he replied. 鈥淲e were kids.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲ell, sometimes kids do stupid things, like pretend to see animals in the clouds鈥 she replied.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淒o you see anything in them now?鈥 he asked.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei stared upward, almost vegetative, before replying bluntly, 鈥淣o. I see nothing.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽It felt as if a shuriken had ripped through Kakashi鈥檚 chest. When did she forsake herself? There was so much spark inside her when she was young. Now, all he saw was fog. He prayed none of this was his fault, though he knew better than to lie to himself. He turned to look at her, to study her features and try to find any semblance of the old her within her sullen face. When he couldn鈥檛, he turned back to the sky and instead inched his hand closer to hers. He felt her fingers twitch at his touch and he feared she would turn away, but she remained still. With a deep breath, he slowly intertwined his fingers with hers. 鈥淭hat one looks like Pakkun.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽A soft smile touched Rei鈥檚 lips. 鈥淚 think Pakkun is fatter.鈥 The pug鈥檚 ears pricked up from across the rooftop, shouting an offended Hey!Rei chuckled softly.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淗ey, I thought you said you couldn鈥檛 see anything鈥 Kakashi then teased, a smirk touching his lips. Perhaps there was still some of the old her inside after all. Perhaps he was even the key to unlocking that trapped child she had buried away so long ago.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei rolled her eyes, then her smile began to fade. After a few moments of charged silence, she asked straightforwardly, 鈥淜akashi, what are we to each other?鈥 She hadn鈥檛 expected to pose such an intense question but after so many months of deliberation, she felt it deserved an answer. When would she ever get a chance to ask him again? Now was the only time. Everything hinged on his reply.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲-what do you mean?鈥 he stammered. He was caught off-guard, and Rei wasn鈥檛 sure if that was good or bad.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽鈥淲e鈥檝e been dancing around the subject for far too long, Kakashi. I need to know now: what do you consider me?鈥 she explained. 鈥淪ometimes you make me feel like someone special, and other times I feel like I鈥檓 just a friend. I don鈥檛 know what to do. I don鈥檛 know where we draw the line, or if I鈥檝e ever crossed it. I need to know if I鈥檓 wasting my time.鈥
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Shit. There was a lot to unpack here, and Kakashi didn鈥檛 even know if he had a clear answer. Quite frankly, he had tried not to think about it too much. All he ever knew for certain was that he was given this once in a lifetime opportunity. He wanted to take advantage of it as much as possible before he lost it again. He knew that was inevitable. He knew it was only a matter of time before something happened to tear them apart. That was the way it always worked.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei could see the tinges of pain and conflict flickering across his face as he tried to formulate a proper answer. After a while, however, Rei decided she no longer wanted to know. 鈥淵ou know what? Forget about it, we don鈥檛 need to put labels on everything. Just pretend I never asked鈥 she said. She broke free of his grip and sat up, tousling her damp hair and fanning her shirt dry.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽A surge of panic rushed through Kakashi as she began to distance herself. He didn鈥檛 mean to push her away. He didn鈥檛 mean to ruin things, although a part of him believed he already had a long, long time ago. Now was the time to stop overthinking things, to mute his head and follow his heart. In one quick move, he leapt up and grabbed her hand before she could walk away. He pulled her back to him, tugging his mask down with his other hand, and pressed his lips hard against hers.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rei鈥檚 heart pounded in her chest, hands shaking. There was no way this was really happening. He released her hand, skating up to cup her cheek. As his lips worked with hers, her panic slowly began to melt away. Soon there was nothing else in the world but her and him, the copy ninja and his childhood best friend. The scarecrow and the bell. Her pinkie flexed, an invisible red string tightening around both of their fingers. A soft, summer breeze rolled over the rooftop.
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Kakashi pulled away slowly, eyes focused on her. He kept his hand firmly on her cheek. A small smile played on his lips, a breathless chuckle. 鈥淒oes this answer your question?鈥
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godoflaundrybaskets4 years ago
@anbu-legacy鈥 I've fallen so far behind!! Ahhhh!!! But I spent some of today catching up and here are the results for Red Sky at Morning and Dyed in the Wool threads.聽
They were an absolute delight as always!! More under the cut...
Red Sky at Morning聽
Ooooo, Kakashi's inability to use healing justu is more dangerous than I thouhgt. It's too bad that he and Ryouma don't get to experiment too much in this chapter.聽
I also really was enjoying Ryouma and Kakashi brainstorming ways to make the blood-blades work. I always ADORE your justu theory that you get into -- you guys always do such good job of blending plot and world building. But I really do love the teaching moments that this fic gets into -- especially for justu.
鈥淒on鈥檛 exhaust all your chakra on this.鈥
鈥淚 wasn鈥檛 planning to,鈥 Kakashi said testily. The jutsu鈥檚 incompleteness itched at him, but he wasn鈥檛 that stupid.
Genma raised a sardonic eyebrow
--AHAHAH, Genma knows too well. And then I love Kakashi's little pout afterwards because he wants it to work so bad. I also really loved Kakashi's struggle to give up power in order to gain stability. He was not very happy about that.
The exploding blood mist that coated everyone was hilarious, especially with Kakashi's "Oops."
AAHHHH!! I'm just going to be screaming to myself at all the chakra theory in this chapter!! I love it when people are able to get into
Ryouma's gaze flickered, unusually unreadable. He jerked his chin at Kakashi and said lightly, 鈥淢ight wanna reconsider that if it's our white-haired boy here. Fairly sure keeping him alive is a good way to keep us alive.鈥 That was a dilemma Genma never wanted to face, especially because it was true. The medic鈥檚 oath was to treat all patients equally, but everyone knew that some lives were worth more than others. If it came down to it, Kakashi was more valuable to Konoha than Genma. 鈥淚f it was a choice of my life or Hatake鈥檚鈥斺
--Oh man, oh man, OH MAN. Genma and Ryouma talking about saving Kakashi's live at the cost of their own... I would say, "I can't believe you went there," but like I'm totally not surprised you went there. But HOLY SHIT. THAT WHOLE CONVO!!! KAKASHI RAPIDLY SHIFTING THE SUBJECT!!! I鈥檓 just like... I cannot.
"Genma sighed like the old man he secretly aspired to be"聽
- AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I love Genma and this line is BEAUTIFUL!
"[Genma]鈥檇 developed a habit, in the past few weeks, of inserting himself in between Kakashi and Kuroda whenever the latter appeared, preferably before Kakashi could say more than a sentence. It was a winning strategy, insofar as no one had been maimed or court-martialed yet."聽
-- OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. YES. And Kakashi debating right before this just straight up ignoring Kuroda and going back to reading. AHHHHH!!! I'm just screaming!!!
AND SUPRISE RAIDOU REAPPEARANCE <3<3<3 Omg everyone's reactions and Ryouma's observations of how much healthier Raidou looks from when they last saw him <3<3<3 ((Also, Kakashi's instant question 聽"Taichou. Is Kuroda dead?", like, omg pls.))
((And now the ultimate dilemma -- do I follow the chrono timeline or the suggested "continues in Soldiers Take Warning". I wish I could choose both but D: D: I guess... I'll choose...))
Dyed in the Wool聽
(poor Kakashi having to dye his hair <3<3)
AHHh! Pakkun!!!!! <3<3<3
Omg "[Kakashi] looked like an electrocuted brown dandelion." poor Kakashi XD XD
"There were a few sections of Konoha that had made their opinions on him and his lineage extremely clear. He toured them twice and bought a dozen apples. No one spat at his feet."聽
-- oh wow... like... well, that's certainly one way to test your disguise.
Oh god I just want to quote all of this fic back at you screaming becase OH MY GOD. So many good character moments.
Like, Kakashi obsessing over "unsightly gray hairs" and Ryouma being entirely unhelpful. And then Kakashi's knee-jerk reaction and "Minus ten points for all around failure, Hatake." -- Kakashi is never so hard on anyone as he is on himself (okay, that's not entirely true but... it's not entirely untrue either...)
Kakashi failing to people is just - like - my life's blood <3<3<3 And Kakashi regret not having the mask to hide the blush <3<3<3 I JUST ADORE ALL OF THIS.
A warm, furry presence settled on his foot. 鈥淭hat was awkward,鈥 Pakkun said.
鈥淣gh,鈥 Kakashi said wearily.
鈥淗e seemed nice,鈥 Pakkun continued. 鈥淰ery tall. You could use him for a ladder.鈥澛
Ehehehe, Pakkun is helping. Yup, that was definitely what he's doing.
Dawww, Tanabata-san recognizing Kakashi and Kakashi going back to do his eyebrows. He's trying so hard... <3 :D :D
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