Ramen Doodles

By Andrew J. Talon

Disclaimer: I do not and probably never will own Naruto or any other copyrighted works mentioned in this story. I am not writing this for profit.

Yet another cliche...

Kakashi and Iruka were meeting at an outdoor cafe for lunch. Or at least, that was the plan. Iruka sighed as he leaned back in his chair, glaring as the perpetually tardy Copy Ninja walked up and sat down on the other side of the table.

"You're late," Iruka stated. Kakashi shrugged.

"Sorry. I got lost-"

"On the road of life or helping an old lady or whatever else," Iruka muttered. "Yeah, I get it. You think you could come up with new excuses?"

"That's no way to treat your Hokage," Kakashi chuckled.

"This is no way to treat anyone," Iruka sighed. He shook his head. "Anyway, did you get it?"

Kakashi nodded. He reached into his vest pockets, and produced the small ring box.

"I got it," he said. "Wasn't easy-Or cheap."

"A good wedding ring is the least Naruto deserves," Iruka replied. Kakashi chuckled and nodded.

"Yes it is."

Kakashi held the ring box out. Iruka reached for it... But Kakashi mistimed the distance. He was still getting used to seeing everything with two eyes again, after all. He dropped the ring box. Iruka slid out of his seat down to one knee, catching it. He breathed a sigh of relief, and opened the ring box. He smiled happily-The ring was safe, and beautiful. He looked up at Kakashi, who seemed flustered.

"You clumsy dolt," Iruka laughed.

"Two eyes are harder than one in many ways," Kakashi admitted.

There was a high pitched squealing sound about four meters to their right. They looked over and saw Ino Yamanaka and Sakura Haruno standing there, wearing the biggest, broadest grins (and mild nosebleeds).

Kakashi recovered first.

"No, it isn't what you think-!"

"HEEEEEE!" The two gossips teleported away to spread the news. Iruka slowly stood up, and sighed.

"I blame you for this entirely," Iruka grumbled. Kakashi huffed.

"For what? Giving you false hope? I'm way too good for you."

"Please! You are the very definition of a himbo!" Iruka retorted.

It's still incredibly popular despite the fact these two interact maybe twice in the manga and maybe four-five times in the anime. Yaoi fans, go figure.