Behind the two way mirror Lady Tsunade stared at the prisoner who was casually seated in her chair at a plain wooden table. The girl would occasionally glance over at the mirror with a smug grin.
"Hokage-sama," Ibiki stood beside her. "Again, I ask you to leave this matter in my hands. If you will allow me to use my own methods I guarantee you I will get the information from her."
Tsunade shook her head. "I don't want her to be physically tortured. I admit, in the world of shinobi there remain times and situations where it is still necessary, but not here."
Ibiki sighed. "With all due respect, Hokage-sama, we tried this once before and the results were… disappointing."
"I know, but I've asked someone else to come in and help. This time I'm sure it will work!"
"Yes, Hokage-sama." Ibiki kept his tone and face neutral.
Karin was back in the same interrogation room where she'd had her 'session' with Sakura. She wondered what Leaf had in mind this time.
The door to the room opened and a man walked in holding a briefcase. Karin recognized him, he'd been the one to carry her back here to Konoha.
"Kakashi? You're going to be my interrogator this time?"
He gave her a happy smile that caused his one visible eye to blink shut. "That's right. The Hokage asked for me personally." He set the briefcase down on the table and then sat across from her. "I'm hoping you'll give me the information you have before things get too… unpleasant."
"I see." Karin took a deep breath and straightened her back.
It looked like this was going to be a very different interrogation. Despite his friendly appearance, and silly mannerisms, Kakashi was a renowned assassin and Black Ops legend. Unlike the pink haired twit he wasn't a medic nin playing at interrogator. He'd been an ANBU captain as a teenager and successfully completed countless missions. While he wasn't specifically known for gathering Intel, he had the reputation of a man who always got the job done. Whatever it took.
She couldn't resist looking at the briefcase. That was outstanding stagecraft. The way he'd so casually put it on the table, without any sort of flourish. The fact he hadn't even mentioned it when he spoke to her. The very ordinariness of his behavior was a subtle reminder of its presence. You always showed the prisoner the tools that were going to be used, you deliberately let them watch as the irons were put in the fire, or as the knives were sharpened. It was basic torture technique and allowed you to weaken your prisoner's will before the physical activity even began.
Karin couldn't help but wonder what sort of tools the legendary Copy Ninja had brought along.
"Before we begin," Kakashi said. "I think it's only fair to warn you that what I have in mind may leave scars."
Karin gulped. "I understand." No, this was not going to be like last time.
"Is there anything you want to tell me now? If you cooperate the Hokage will take that into consideration."
Despite her heartbeat quickening and the sense of fear rising, Karin shook her head. "I won't betray Sasuke."
"Well, as one ninja to another I respect your loyalty. Please understand though that I have a job to do and I am going to it."
Kakashi reached out and opened the briefcase with a slight 'click.' He lifted one side so as to block Karin's view of the contents. He reached in and began to fumble about.
Karin remained absolutely rigid in her chair. She knew from experience how most torture sessions ended and understood that she would probably end up telling them everything. But it was her duty to hold out for as long as possible, no matter what Kakashi did to her.
"All right," Kakashi said at last after what had seemed an eternity. "We'll begin." He brought his hands out from behind the briefcase lid.
Karin blinked. For a moment she wondered if they had drugged and she was hallucinating. "Are those sock puppets?"
Kakashi nodded. "Icha Icha brand anatomically correct sock puppets, to be exact."
"Uh, okay." The puppet on his left hand was of Orochimaru and the one on his right was a darling version of Sasuke-kun.
Kakashi pantomimed Orochimaru-puppet walking up to Sasuke-puppet.
"Ku, ku, ku," he said in a sibilant voice. "Well Sasuke-kun, it's that time again. You know what I want."
"Hn, the things I do for power." Karin was surprised how good the imitation of Sasuke's voice was.
The two puppets pressed their faces together as Kakashi made kissing noises.
"Ku, ku, ku, now let's play find the kunai."
"It's not much of a game, it's always in the same place."
"Are you sure? You better check everywhere just in case."
"I know how to play this game."
The clothes slid away and both sock puppets were revealed in their full, flesh colored, stitched glory.
"Ooh, yes Sasuke-kun, do it like that, slowly."
"Is this how you want it, sensei?"
"Yes, yes that's it."
"Or would you like me to do a little bit of this?"
"Oh! That's it you dirty, dirty Uchiha. That's the spot."
"Want me to lick it?"
"Not yet, your fingers feel so good. I can't believe how naturally talented you are at this."
"Well I am a prodigy."
"Be a little bit rougher now."
"You mean like THIS?"
"Aaaaaaaahh! Yes! Yes!"
"Who's my bitch? Who's my dirty little snaky bitch?"
"I am! Now give it to-" Kakashi suddenly stopped the character voice as his single eye widened. "Karin! What are you doing?"
She was touching herself with both hands. "DON"T STOP! KEEP GOING!"
Tsunade slunk away while trying to cover her eyes. "I need a shower."
Ibiki called after her. "Hokage-sama, if you would just let me use a couple thumbscrews…"
Author's Note: I have just completed a new novel which is available for sale on Amazon. It's called Dr. Anarchy's Rules For World Domination (Or How I Became God-Emperor Of Rhode Island) If you enjoy my sense of humor please give it a try. There's a cyborg ninja in it. Seriously! A cyborg ninja!