I was 13 when I first saw him. It was 10:15 and my friend Kurenai and I were making our way home from the Hokage's office. We happened to walk past the area where the memorial stone is. And that was when I heard it. Soft, quiet sobs of a frightened, lonely child curled up by the memorial stone I turned towards Kurenai and asked her if she knew who he was. She said his name was Kakashi Hatake and that he had recently lost the last of his closest friends and team-mate. I didn't know what to say after that, we both just fell silent through the rest of the walk home.
That night I couldn't fall asleep. I was too upset and disturbed to fall asleep. I just feel that I should do something to help him out; after all I know exactly how it feels to be alone. For all I know he could still be out there by the memorial stone crying.
The next day after waking up from my hours sleep, I decided to head to the dango store to buy some snacks for later on. You would never guess who I saw this early in the morning…
It was Kakashi Hatake walking hands in pocket, shoulders slouched in a calm demeanour and eyelids half shut as though he was perfectly composed and that nothing could faze him. But I knew differently. I knew he was a frightened little child who wanted his life back. I didn't know whether to say 'hi' or to just keep walking straight past as if I had never seen a thing the previous night had shown me. Sadly, it was the later which prevailed. I happened to still be staring without even realising it. His eyes flickered towards mine. He looked away quickly, more quickly than I could though in a flush of embarrassment I dropped my eyes at once.
Later on at around 12pm I decided to go and do some training at my favourite spot in the woods. This was the second time I had seen him today. I decided I would come back later when he should have hopefully finished training.
So I did. I came back at dusk when any normal person would have left for some well deserved rest after training all day. However, that was not the case. He was still there lightning shooting all around him, sword in his right hand, headband raised while trees lay on the floor in pieces.
I was 15 when I first saw her. It was a time when I thought it was safe to let it all out without anyone coming by. How wrong was I? It had been exactly 72 hours and 43 minutes ago when I found out that Rin had died on her recon mission. I was so ashamed and disappointed that I couldn't that I couldn't have protected her better, Obito trusted me to take care of her. So after mopping around in my apartment for two and a half days I decided to go to visit the memorial stone.
I stood there just thinking about what an arrogant little brat I was. And it was that arrogance which had got Obito killed in the first place. If I had just gone with him in the first place everything would have been so different, So much better.
"I'm sorry Obito, I couldn't keep my promise." I muttered into the dark "I couldn't protect her like I said I would" the last bit came out as a tiny whisper into the dark.
What was this damn sharingan for if I couldn't protect Rin or Sensei? I don't even deserve this when I was the so called 'leader' that was meant to protect you. It was all starting to become too overwhelming for me to bear. And that was when it all started. The first tear had left my eye before I was even able to comprehend it. By then it was too late and the rest just came flowing out. I fell to the floor and curled up by the memorial stone quietly sobbing to myself.
I noticed two girls walk past even in my current state. I think one of them was Kurenai Yuhi, but I'm not too sure about the other girl. I think she was the girl that got abandoned by Orochimaru on the land of sea. What was her name again? I think it was Anko Mitarashi but I can't really be bothered to check.
I tried to stop crying when I noticed them coming nearer, but I just couldn't stop, all I succeeded in doing was letting out a few more choked cries. I knew they were talking about me, I could tell by the way the other girl kept looking past Kurenai to get a better look at me. This just succeeded in making me feel worse. That night I ended up rocking my self to sleep next to the memorial stone.
The next morning I woke up to a crow pecking at my forehead protector. I sat up, instantly feeling a ting of soreness in my back. I turned around to find I had been sleeping on a rock the whole time. The bird had abandoned my forehead protector for pecking at my leg, which kind of hurt, so I shooed it away
After straightening myself out and making myself at least a little presentable, I started my way home. On my way I saw that girl again who was with Kurenai the other night, heading in the opposite direction to me. I felt her watching me for a while, so my eyes flickered towards hers for a second. Even though I wasn't looking I knew she had looked away in embarrassment. Which I have got to admit kind of made me smile.
Later on that day after having my breakfast and washing up I headed over to the woods to get some training in. I had only got15 minutes into my training session when she showed up again. Even though she had masked her chakra I knew she was there, I could smell her. There was a smell of freshly cut roses which I am guessing came from the shampoo she used. There was also a smell of something sweet. She must have gone to that dango store, which would explain why she was walking in my direction. I never did like sweet things much.
She left around a minute after she came and returned at dusk, except this time he didn't leave. She had done something completely different.