"The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person."
- Vi Putnam

Kakashi was cold like winter nights and warm like autumn mornings. He'd let Naruto sleep in on Saturdays and leave slips of paper in Naruto's window, so torn and scrawled that at most times Naruto wasn't sure if it was intentional or not.

And Naruto got angry with child-like indignity at reminds of what he had already been told, yelling at the shadows, locking the windows, and barricading the door. But still, Kakashi came.

Every once in awhile the man would look at Naruto and smile in that weird way he had of not really smiling at all beneath hiding and obscurity. And it almost seemed to say, good job, to Naruto. You're learning well.

So, Naruto gave Kakashi a plant, one tall and full of large, uncurling leaves. But Kakashi didn't understand at all.

He couldn't give out love the way Naruto did. He didn't understand love like that.

t i t l e - s u m m a r y

where one belongs

Note: Alright! It finally works! You can't imagine how deliriously happy I am now.
So, to celebrate, one more update! Do the update dance!