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"Ne Ruru?"


"I need to talk to you."


"You know…"

"I'm not a psychic Kakashi."

"Don't act innocent Iruka."

"Don't look at me like that, I have no idea what you're talking about."

"I know what you did."

"I seriously have no idea what you're talking about."

"Just tell me where it is?"

"Where what is?"

"My book…"

"…which one?"

"The first volume; the orange one."

"I don't know where your book is. Now if you would let me grade these papers – "

"Iruka –"

"I can't believe you just whined at me. It's not my fault you lost your book!"

"I didn't lose it."

"Don't pout over a book."

"It was the first edition, it's worth pouting."

"Have you looked for it?"



"Yes. That I can think of."

"Then why would I know where it is?"


"Don't look at me like that! I have no idea where your stupid book is!"

"You're the only one that hated it."

"Stop pouting! And no, I'm not that only one that hated it!"

"Ruru, would you at least help me look for it?"


"Ruru – "

"Stop. Whining. What are you, five?"

"It was the first edition of the first volume."

"And now you're sulking? Can you sulk somewhere else, I have papers to grade."

"So cruel, Iruka, so cruel."

"You can be a real kid sometimes."

Iruka secretly grinned to himself, one down…