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    With Naruto gone, Iruka finds himself left with nothing but loose ends. Lonely, but not quite willing to admit it, life goes on. He takes more shifts at the mission desk, avoids his friends and tries to convince himself that the shadows in his apartment are not growing larger and larger with each passing day.

    It doesn't help that Hatake Kakashi, a man who Iruka tries to avoid at all costs, is suddenly lingering in each and every corner of his life.

    No matter what he tells himself, there's something about Kakashi that makes it impossible to stay away. The remnants of an age-old crush that never quite faded offer the promise of something he'd promised to forget and, even when it burns, Iruka finds himself captivated.

    His back bears the cruel memory of weakness and he knows that this can't last.

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    31 Jul 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 13

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    Azami is a late bloomer. That's the only way to describe her, really. Late at graduating the academy, even later at becoming chunin and seemingly destined to remain in the background forever. Desk work seems perfect for her and she grows to reluctantly accept that she'll never be the hero she always dreamed of being. 

    Although the props of going unnoticed are that she has first-class tickets to what might be the corniest romance story in history.

    (Or how an unassuming chunin accidentally becomes the Rokudaime's number one adviser in his valiant efforts to woo over one Umino Iruka) 

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    30 Jul 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 19

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    Western AU where Iruka is a school teacher and part time horse wrangler who comes across bounty hunter Kakashi nearly frozen. Their friendship blossoms as Iruka is always ready to provide Kakashi with a hot meal and warm home when he comes back from difficult missions.

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    29 Jul 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 20

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    A.K.A. 5 Times Iruka was painfully oblivious to Kakashi’s advances and 1 time it all works out.

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    29 Jul 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    HILARIOUS

  5. Public Bookmark 18

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    “Naruto, you frigging idiot,” Iruka began hotly, barging into the hospital room, “of all the stupid, brainless things you could have done, this is by far the-”

    He stopped. 

    The person lying in the small bed was definitely not Naruto. It was a grown-ass man with messy gray hair and a faded scar over one eye, the sterile white sheets pulled up over his nose, apparently sound asleep. Iruka stared at him for a long moment, dumbfounded, before it clicked. 

    Oh, he thought. This is the wrong room. I'm in the wrong room. I need to hurry up and leave before- 

    The stranger's eyes cracked open and he squinted up at Iruka in confusion.

    (Written for KakaIru Month 2021, Day Twelve Prompt: Hospitals)

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    28 Jul 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Peak hilarious