Belated"Okay. So when Mommy comes in, I give her the flower and greet her. Right, Dad?"Kakashi sighed as subtly as he can. It was the eleventh time Sakumo verified with him what he was supposed to do. But he knew that his four year old son was just excited. "Exactly," Kakashi said.Sakumo giggled with delight as he sat on his father's lap, gingerly holding a flower by the stem. Kakashi had been the one to bring the flower home. They were waiting for Rin inside the house, sitting near the door."And what do I do after I give Mommy the flower?" the boy asked."Hmmm. Maybe you can kiss her or give her a hug," Kakashi replied. Sakumo had also asked that same question before and Kakashi saw how his son seems to be thinking carefully what to do. "Maybe I can give her a popsicle?""That would be nice as well," Kakashi said with a smile. The boy giggled again, becoming more and more restless.Finally, Kakashi heard the faint sound of the doorknob turning and whispered to his son that his mom has arr
NoteEven when he doesn't mean to, Kakashi would sometimes end up sneaking up on Rin. It can't be helped really because he was more used to moving around quietly than making his presence felt right away (or sometimes only when he wants to). The first time it happened, which was in the kitchen while she was preparing dinner, she ended up flinging a knife in his direction. Either she was so caught off guard that her aim was not good or he was really good at avoiding flying weapons aimed at him but the knife missed his face by just a few inches. The other notable times he unintentionally sneaked up on her, he caught her either sleeping on the tub, singing and dancing her heart out, staring at his picture, talking to Mr. Ukki or (surprisingly) reading an Icha Icha book.That day though, even as Kakashi soundlessly walked through the house towards the bedroom and can already hear her shuffling around from within it, Rin was not caught unawares. She peeked out of the door and bounded over to him.
MorningWhat Rin usually needed to deal with first thing in the morning whenever Kakashi was around was the task of getting out of bed by extricating herself from him. Though it does not sound like something so difficult to do, it's actually not so easy. Whether he does it intentionally or not, Kakashi could make it difficult for her.Sometimes Kakashi in his sleep would keep them all tangled up, trapping her within a jumble of their own arms and legs, usually keeping her enveloped in his arms. She hates waking him up because it's so easy to do and she can attest to how the slightest movement could stir him from sleep. No matter how deftly she tries to get herself out from that nice comfy place within his hug, she still manages to rouse him which then makes it more difficult for her because then, Kakashi would intentionally keep her down in bed with him in something like a soft gentle tackle. It would become a more desperate attempt for Rin to get up even though she's sure he's alre
Obituary"Damn! They got the name wrong!"
1.2.31It was the kind of day Rin would've liked. She would've welcomed the cool breeze, wouldn't have cared if the wind blew hard and ruffled her hair to a mess. She would've looked forward to sitting under a tree after a sparring session with Kakashi and would've taken a nap right then and there. Or she would've picked some flowers and brought them to the memorial stone. She would've told Obito about the things Kakashi were up to: him getting into the ANBU, the last challenge between him and Gai, the puppy Kakashi adopted. Rin would've done a lot of other things on a day like that, Kakashi thought as he unlocked the door to his house and quietly went in.There was enough light in the kitchen to see his way around. He put the things he bought on top of the counter and started to unwrap them. The bunch of flowers were placed on a tall drinking glass half-full of water and the strawberries on a clean, dry bowl. The strawberry cake was taken out of the box and everything was placed