Title: The Eloquent Speaker
Word count: 582
Summary: Kakashi's gotten too smart for his own good.
Thank you to i-don't-have-a-name for the quotes. This one's for her!
Don't own Naruto.
When Sakura watched Naruto barrel into the band of 12 missing nin with a smile on his face as Sakura and Kakashi struggled with their two, she was amazed, but confused. So after the battle as they walked with their backpacks on their back, Naruto a few feet in front of the two, she turned to him and asked why Naruto could do that.
"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped."
Though a bit mean, Sakura could see the logic behind it. When you're smart, you have inhibitions. You're tentative because you know all the outcomes. When you're like Naruto, you just do it. With a nod of thanks, they continued on their way.
When Sakura was buried under the mounds of paper sitting on her desk (no doubt Tsunade was too busy sleeping to deal with the paperwork meaning it fell to her) and preparing for her multiple surgeries the day after, she found a small note taped to a small electronic device called a 'gameboy' reading:
"Don't let yourself forget what it's like to be sixteen."
Though she had never played with a gameboy when she was sixteen (which was three years ago), she decided to take his advice and play with the toy. Now if only she could figure out how the buttons worked…
When Sakura had called Kakashi for advice after Ino called her inviting her for a night out, he had just sat on her bed politely as she threw clothing out of her closet with mutters of 'no, no, nope.' And when she found a sleeveless black dress and asked if it was sexy enough, he simply smiled.
"Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it."
And he was right. She walked off with more phone numbers than Ino that night.
When she and Kakashi sat at Ichiraku one night, exchanging stories of old times, she asked why Naruto had won the match instead of Neji in the Chunnin Exams. Besides the lengthy (yet surprisingly interesting) lecture, he gave her this.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
When Kakashi finally appeared in Tsunade's office (after two whole hours) with his mission report, Sakura asked him why as he got his paycheck, he smiled at her.
"If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done."
And after the explanation, he ruffled her hair and disappeared into a cloud of smoke.
And when Sakura opened the drawer in Kakashi's hospital room (having just got back from a mission) for her birthday present only to find Icha Icha Paradise, she turned to the silver-haired man wearing his jounin uniform and looking in an orange paperback, she held up the book, cursing vehemently at him while slipping in the question of 'why', he simply turned the page before smiling at her benignly.
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
And with that, he handed her the real gift, a bouquet of roses, but he still recommended her to keep the book. Sakura simply rolled her eyes and walked out the door with both gifts in her hand.
She really shouldn't have given him that book of quotes for his birthday last year.