|Reviews for Sharpening Iron|
| Rosenmaedchen chapter 7 . 2/27
I love it
| Viridian chapter 7 . 11/30/2013
It feels good to entrust Kakashi's character to your hands. All his snappy comebacks are awesome! Hospitalization is life without freedom, indeed!
Thanks for writing this story, by the way. I've always had a fondness for Kakashi, but I found Iruka a bit bland and Ibiki too much of a background character. They're all great here, and I look forward to the day your sequel is ready to share!
| Viridian chapter 5 . 11/30/2013
The kids are adorable. I'm glad they're doing Kakashi some good.
| Viridian chapter 3 . 11/30/2013
Love what you do with Kakashi and Ibiki. Their conversation was awesome, and I can't help but laugh everytime I reread the blithe line where Kakashi declares his interest in being the head of T&I to ask people stupid questions for a living.
| Viridian chapter 2 . 11/30/2013
Iruka's just too nice. Figures he would attempt to learn medical jutsu to help Kakashi better.
| Viridian chapter 1 . 11/30/2013
Oh, those dear, dear genin and their long-suffering sensei. That was just hilarious. And Tsunade's entry and Iruka's sheepish apology while drenched with blood was just comic gold.
| BeyondMyReach chapter 7 . 11/29/2013
Brilliant story and nice follow up. Love the humor and the friendship protrayed here.
| Celestinasong chapter 4 . 9/27/2013
Haha aw i love this so much!
| Celestinasong chapter 2 . 9/27/2013
Oh the horror! Friendship! Hahaha cute
| Celestinasong chapter 1 . 9/27/2013
Hahaha nice first chapt!
| HopefullyNot chapter 7 . 7/15/2013
Great story. :D
| Crystal M. Key chapter 7 . 6/23/2013
What an excellent sequel! Thanks for the great story. Favorite quotes:
Rarely did Ibiki find such an ideal solution that required so little outside manipulation on his part. Like iron sharpening iron, those two could keep each other fit for Konoha's service, much like Izumo and Kotetsu.
The fact that he had found time to work on a shopping list during Kakashi's ridiculous storytelling, and could leave the office early enough to get to the market, was the bonus "third bird" hit by Ibiki's psychological shuriken.
He did, after all, value efficiency.
"Excellent." The interrogator clasped his fingers together. "And Umino?"
At this, the kunoichi grinned. "There are reporting sightings of Iruka walking around the village…with his nose stuck in a book."
"Don't tell me…" Ibiki brought his fist down on the desktop. "I'll strangle that jounin! Umino's a school teacher. He can't go around reading that kind of thing in public!"
"Relax. It isn't that kind of book," Anko winked. "Just some stuffy old chronicle that's been out of print for ages."
And as with the T&I cell, an age limit on visitors in the Intensive Care Unit prevented Iruka's kids from visiting. The orphans had come to accept Kakashi as an older, wiser brother. Or perhaps an eccentric uncle. Either way, the jounin had become a part of their makeshift family.
Sora was adept at uncovering information people didn't want to reveal. His little summon brought new meaning to the old saying "a little birdie told me."
By this time, the shamed ninja looked like he would have gladly sunk into the floor, were he adept at earth jutsu. Ibiki had no further time to waste, and took off at a brisk pace toward the Konoha Hospital.
"You know, that's why our assistants keep quitting," a female voice remarked. "One little mistake, and you flay them alive."
Ibiki rolled his eyes at Anko's remark. "I was only emphasizing the stupidity of his actions. If I wanted him flayed, I would have called you."
"Fun," the kunoichi grinned.
"But what's life without freedom?" Iruka philosophically countered.
"That would be called 'hospitalization,'" Kakashi sighed.
Iruka bowed before taking his leave. "Just so you know, Kakashi-san has visitors at the moment. Some of his old ANBU buddies." He chuckled. "Fox said he wants to make sure Kakashi-san makes good on his end of the bargain."
Ibiki nodded and made his way up the rest of the stairs. It figured that Kakashi needed an ANBU guard to keep him in this facility.
The interrogator approached the door of the Copy Nin's room when the sound of laughter gave him pause. That sounded like…Kakashi.
Hatake? Laughing? In a hospital?
The unmistakable voice of Bat reached his ears next. That man was loud for an ANBU, and it seemed that something he said earlier had triggered the laughter.
Finally, Ibiki stepped back. Kakashi socializing with his old teammates…that was not something he wanted to interrupt.
| kaori and yoshi chapter 1 . 6/17/2013
i found the sequal! - (i feel really dumb for not reading all of the ending authors notes on the first story... -.-;;)
| Waffles Risa chapter 7 . 6/13/2013
aww... that was cute too. :) Great take on Kakashi and Iruka's friendship :D
| alusandrea chapter 5 . 4/27/2013
The idea of a ninja torturer implementing "Operation Friendship" is funny but touching. I smiled while reading this because it is so heartwarming.