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Monday, January 28, 2013

One Day at a Time

Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto or any of its characters and make no money from this. Masashi Kishimoto does.

Day Fifty-Nine: Just Because

Sakura visited her ex-sensei the next day, as they had agreed the previous night. The sun had already set, the sky darkened by its absence. Usually, he wouldn't have asked his partner to come by so late in the day, but for this occasion it had been necessary. If she came over too early, then he might have been late. Time was never his friend, always his enemy.

"So what did you want me to come over for?" The young woman asked as she plopped down on his bed, sitting lazily.

"For this." The older man answered as he stepped in front of her, lifting a closed hand to her eyes.

"What is it?" Large eyes blinked as her she placed her palms below his fist.

Kakashi released his hold on the small item he'd kept hidden, letting it drop into her awaiting hands. Immediately, her fingers pinched it so she could let the silver necklace dangle in the air so she could inspect it thoroughly. The piece of jewelry was nothing special, only a chain with Konoha's sign as a pendant.

"It's for me?" The pinkette inquired innocently.

"Yes." The male jonin replied. "A gift for your promotion."

"I like it." The girl grinned. "It reminds me of your hair!"

Well, this wasn't what he had expected her to say. He shrugged his shoulder, deciding to ignore the comment before he fished the chain that hung from his neck out of his shirt to show her.

"I received this one for my own promotion." He explained. "I haven't taken it off since."

"Thank you." With a bright smile on her face, she patted the spot next to her.

"I'm glad you like it." He replied as he sat down. "Do you want to wear it now?"
After she nodded, he took the gift from her and attached it around her neck, setting it down against her skin carefully when he was done.

"I'm sorry." He breathed out as he placed his chin on the top of her head.

"Don't be." The kunoichi let out. "I would've died if you hadn't said a word."

A heavy weight was lifted from his chest as he listened to her soft words, relief washing over him.

Being free of blame brought a wonderful peace to his mangled soul. One worry less, a bit more freedom granted by its departure.

With a serene smile gracing his lips and love visible eye softened, Kakashi wrapped an arm around his beloved's shoulders to pull her closer to him. His free hand lifted to her arm, only to drag his fingers down her skin to grab her hand. When he brought it up to his mask, silently encouraging her to tug it down, she hesitated. Her gaze turned uncertain, asking his own if this was really okay.

It wasn't long before his mask was gone and vibrant green eyes roamed his features freely, enjoying the sight selfishly. Once he felt the girl had had plenty of time to observe him, the male jonin leaned down to press a delicate kiss to her lips, testing the waters. Even though her movements felt stiff, the pinkette returned his affections.

"I'll take you out on a date tomorrow." He whispered, backing away just enough to see her pretty face.


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