Hey I'm going to change a few things in the story so when the nine tailed fox attacked it's going to be when they were eight. Also, when Kakashi starts to train Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura he's going to be at the age of twenty. I don't know why but I like the thought of them being young (even though 26 is young, but you know what I mean):p
After having to spend the night in Konaha hospital, because of a certain someone, Anko made her way home to get cleaned up, After having a shower and putting on some fresh cloths (consisting of some slim fit shorts and a white t-shirt with the Konaha symbol in the middle) she made her way to the dumpling store where she was to meet Kureni. Once Anko entered the dumpling store she went straight to the counter and ordered four sticks of dumpling before taking her seat by the near by window and began her wait for Kureni. After ten minutes of munching on her dumplings Kureni finally decided to show up.
"Where were you and what took so long?" Anko asked frowning at the woman currently taking her seat opposite her."
"Calm down Anko, I just got a little held up that's all." She replied with an innocent smile on her face.
Anko's frown deepened "By who and why?"
"What's up with all these questions today? It was just Asuma asking if I was going to the festival tonight," Innocent smile still in place.
"Don't think I'm going with you," Anko grumbled.
"Oh but you have no choice my dear friend" Kureni said with now an evil smirk in place "do you remember that time we made a deal that if I trained over night with you, you would come to the festival with me?"
Anko lay her head down in her arms. "No" came her muffled reply.
"Well anyway, you did."
"Is there anything else you wanted to talk to me about or did you just want me to meet you here so you could go on about the upcoming festival." Anko grumbled.
"Nope, that's all I wanted to talk to you about."
"Awww, could have been doing something else right now."
"Oh, come on Anko it's already three, all you have to do is wait another three hours and then we'll be at the festival. Make sure you meet us here at six." Kureni had sped off before Anko got to reply. She sighed with defeat and walked straight back home.
"Come on man, it'll be fun. It'll just be me, you and Asuma."
"I said no Genma" He didn't ever talk to them much so he didn't get why they found the constant need to bug him.
"Asuma already said he's going to come so why not?" Genma asked getting more than just a little frustrated.
"Because I don't like festivals" Kakashi replied equally bothered.
"But… If you come I won't bug ya about the next festival" Genma knew he had Kakashi hooked now.
Now that was tempting seen as Genma found the need to tell him about every festival that's going to happen. "Fine, but you can't say a word about the next festival."
"Deal. We'll meet you at Ichiraku at 6. See ya!"
"Yeah, bye," Kakashi stuffed his hand's back in his pocket and proceeded to walk randomly around Konoha searching for something to do for the next 3 hours.
Anko met Kureni at the dumpling store right on 6. She was dressed in blue 3 quarter length trousers with a white t-shirt that had purple sleeves and wore a pair of flat white trainers.
"Hey, Amayu I never knew you were also going to come along" Anko greeted cheerfully.
"I wasn't going to, but Kureni kindda dragged me into it," she replied equally as cheerful.
"Yeah same with me" the tuned towards Kureni who was smiling happily acting oblivious to all that was going on around her.
"Ok, now that you're here Anko lets start the fun."
And that when it did start. They tried out a few games, went on the fieriest wheel and then went over to a restaurant to have a late night lunch. They started talking about some girly stuff (Which Anko was not interested in) and then Amayu decided to ask Kureni what she thought about Asuma. Anko thought that she would take that chance to make her great escape.
"I'm going to the rest room. Catch you in a bit." Anko got up and left towards the female toilets.
"Ok, but don't be long we haven't ordered desert yet." Kureni Chirped gleefully.
Anko didn't say anything she just rushed over to the girls toilets to make her great escape. The moment she got into the toilets she climbed through the window and out the back.
"And that's how you do it" Anko said to herself with a grin on her face clearly happy with her successful escape.
Anko took stroll around the festival before jumping onto the top of a house a little away from the festival. Anko sat there swinging her feet watching the festival from afar.
4 hours later Kakashi found himself making his way over to Ichiraku in white shorts and a white t-shirt which had blue short sleeves, a blue hood and a one big pocket on the front of the t-shirt. The moment Kakashi entered Ichiraku he saw Genma and Asuma sitting down to a bowl of ramen.
Asuma was the first to notice him enter "Jeez Kakashi, no sense of timing" Asuma sighed.
"Hey, I'm here aren't I," Kakashi replied with his usual bored tone.
Genma jumped up from his seat having finished his ramen "that you are" he dragged Kakashi and Asuma to the nearest game he could find, which happened to be taking shots in a basketball net from a far distance.
A few hours into the day Genma spotted a fortune teller. He always did this, he found it fun finding out what would happen in the future even though it was a load of crap. Before Kakashi went inside the tent he read the sign tha was on the outside. It said:
Come and find out what will happen in you future with Matsuerika.
Kakashi sighed this is going to be fun he thought to himself. They entered into the tent and there sat a woman with long red hair that came to her mid back and had a bandana on her head. She looked to be in her early 30s and wore the standard gypsy clothes. Genma went up first and found out that he was going to be a proctor in the near future.
Asuma declined the offer saying that he didn't believe in this stuff. Kakashi went next though he didn't believe in any of it he just wanted to see what load of rubbish they would come up with for him. Kakashi sat there with his hand out stretched while Matsuerika began her fortune telling.
"Well aren't you an unlucky fella" she murmured offhandedly.
"Hm, how so?" Kakashi decided to ask just to see what she said
She just looked up at him and gave him a knowing smile. So what, it didn't mean anything, it was just a lucky guess. Besides virtually everyone knows about the death of his team and family.
The red headed woman finally began talking again "well you're going to be a very skilled shinobi…"
"I already am" Kakashi murmured.
The woman just ignored the insulting tone of Kakashi's voice, "you're going to train a team of genin."
"Heh" was all Kakashi said.
"Don you think this woman's gettin' it write? I mean Kakashi and a team of genin?" Genma whispered to Asuma who just gave Genma a look which said 'are you serious?' So Genma just stayed quiet and look back at Kakashi.
Matsuerika frowned before saying the next bit "you're going to find love in an unexpected woman."
Before Kakashi stood up to leave he said "now I know that's a lie" and he turned towards the door and left, not caring whether or not Genma and Asuma were behind him or not.
Kakashi walked through the festival wondering why anyone would play with his feelings like that. Sure, he's always wanted to be loved, who wouldn't? But everyone knows how his loved ones have turned out. So why would someone he didn't even know mock him like that?
Kakashi was about to go straight home and to bed until he saw someone in the distance. He noticed the distinct purple hair and realises that it was that girl he had fought in the forest. Kakashi made a hand sign and teleported to appear a few feet away from Anko's hunched form.
"Hey, what are you doing up here on your own." Anko turned around with a surprised expression on her face and at that moment something told him that he shouldn't have went to see her. After all he is the one that basically said he didn't want to be friends. He stood there silently something screaming in his head that he should run and get away from her as fast as possible or that barrier he built around himself for so long would be gone. But the moment she replied with that pained filled voice he knew he couldn't leave her.
"I'm not one for going to festivals" She was looking off in the distance at the laughing children pulling their parent's hand to go to the next ride.
Kakashi went and took a seat next to her just before asking "Why not?"
"Just…My mum used to always take me to the festivals. Everyone that came up my mum would take me to it. But, ever since she died when the nine tailed fox attacked, it's just never been the same." Her voice was barely audible above a whisper.
"Hm" Kakashi didn't know what to say. He was never god when it came to personal feelings, that's why he was more than a little thankful when the sound of her sweet, cheerful voice broke the silence.
"So? Why aren't you at the festival" She questioned with her usual amused smile.
Kakashi just smiled and scratched the back of his head sheepishly, "oh, um…I'm not one for festivals either…"
"Uh hu. And why?" she pushed further.
"I don't know. I guess they never seemed that amazing to me."
"You know what ? You have got to be that laziest person I know."
They sat in silence for a few minuets and as usual Anko was the first to break the silence.
"What did you mean when you said you didn't want to get attached?"
"Heh, I saw this question coming. It's nothing personal, it's just…Like you I haven't got the best of luck and everyone I've ever gotten to close to just seemed to have died" He could already feel it. His barrier was already starting to slip; he would normally never go all emotional on someone.
"Oh, I see. So you didn't want to get to know because you were afraid that something bad would happen to me and you would fell like it was your fault." Anko concluded
"Basically, yeah" came his hushed reply.
"Well let me tell you something." Kakashi looked up in surprise. Did he actually sound angry at him. But why? "I may not have known you for very long, but I can tell that you're the kind of guy that would never let anything bad happen to the people you care about. So I don't want to catch you blaming yourself for something you had no control over. You got that?" She yelled.
"Y-yes" Kakashi was shocked to say the least. No-one has ever spoke to him like that.
"Good. Now lets make a deal" Anko stretched her arm out in Kakashi's direction "I'll always be by your side so long as you be my friend." Anko had a childish smile on her face as she watched Kakashi's facial expression. Kakashi couldn't help but smile back and take her hand.