Chapter 3: Kakashi VS Guy

"Where's Kakashi? I heard that he's back from his latest mission and I need to see him in order to settle an old score!" Guy asked at the top of his lungs upon charging into the Hokage's office.

"I don't know..." Minato said with a sigh, "Did you check Ichiraku yet?"

"Yes, he wasn't there."

"Did you check the training feild?"

"Yes,"

"Did you try Kakashi's house?"

"Actually no... What are the chances he'll be there?"

"Well I can't say for sure, but seeing as it's his house the odds are in your favour."

"Thank you!" Guy yelled while running out of the room. Before he was gone he screamed at the top of his lungs "May the youth be with you!"

Minato just shook his head and let out a large sigh. Guy was an odd one. He wondered how Kakashi would manage his next encounter with him, after all Guy was always competing with him, but at the same time their rivalry was only one sided. Kakashi never saw Guy as much of a threat.

"Kakashi I know you're home! I challenge you!" Guy called out while standing on Kakashi's porch.

"Oh hey Guy," Kakashi said nonchalantly as he came out of his house followed by Rin and Obito.

"Don't you oh hey Guy me! Where were you today?"

"What do you mean?"

"You promised me that once you were done your mission you'd come pay me a visit and you completely forgot!"

"Oh sorry, you're right I did forget. Wanna try to hang out tomorrow instead?"

Guy's jaw dropped and his eyes widened, "How could you forget your best friend?"

"Look it's not my fault Guy, as soon as I got home there was a new volume of Make out Paradise and I just had to read it. I mean it's the last volume before the New Year."

"Then why are Rin and Obito here too?"

"We were eating all of Kakashi's Christmas candy." Obito said with a chipper smile.

"You were doing what?" Kakashi asked with wide eyes, but Obito didn't say anything else, instead Guy gave Kakashi a serious look.

"I see how it is..." Guy said solemnly, "You're too popular now to hang out with your best friend. If that's what it is then just tell me, but you should know that someday if by some odd coincidence Obito's crushed by a bolder, Minato dies sealing away the nine tailed fox spirit, Asuma's killed by an organization that you haven't even heard of yet, and Rin just somehow disappears off the face of the planet with a very vague reason for her absence, I'll be the only friend you'll have left."

"Guy what did I tell you about breaking the fourth wall?" Kakashi asked.

"You told me not to do it before breakfast... But still that doesn't change the fact that you've been neglecting me as a friend!" Guy yelled before storming off.

Once he was gone Obito and Rin exchanged glances, "Did he just make up that right on the spot?" Obito asked.

"I don't know, but I really don't like the part about me disappearing off the face of the planet." Rin added.

'I can't believe the nerve of that guy." Guy thought, 'Some friend he is I'm sure he doesn't even miss me.'

Guy continued to walk down walked past the park, kicking a pebble with him as he walked. When he got to a bench he sat down and crossed his arms.

'I'm going to stay here for the rest of the day and if I don't see Kakashi then we're no longer friends, but if he comes to visit me then that'll prove that he really does need me and we can stay close.' Guy thought. It seemed like a good idea, but could it really work? If Kakashi doesn't come to visit then it's all over. It would be worth it though, because who wanted to continue to put time into a friendship that was only one sided?

Kakashi continued reading his book. He didn't know where Guy was and didn't care. After a while Kakashi felt thirsty and went to the fridge to pull out a bottle of water, but when he got there it came to his surprise that his fridge was nearly empty.

'Oh darn, I was so busy that I completely forgot to stock the fridge! I wanted to do that as soon as I was done the mission!' Kakashi thought angrily. He quickly closed his fridge door, put down his book, slipped on his jacket and ran outside. He needed to get to the store right away before it closed.

Meanwhile, Rin was walking around the town. It was almost the New Year and she really wanted to confess to Kakashi her feelings for him. She had a crush on him for a while, but she never had the guts to tell him just how she really felt. When she saw Kakashi running toward the store she stopped him.

"Hey Kakashi, can I talk to you about something?"

"Sure, what is it?"

"I can't tell you here, but if you follow me to the park I'll explain there."

"I'm kinda in a hurry... Can it wait?"

"Um... It'll only take you a second..."

"Ok, if you say so."

"Thanks."

'It's almost midnight," Guy thought to himself as he watched the New Years fireworks. He heard the countdown; sixty seconds left until midnight. If Kakashi didn't come soon he'd have no choice, but to dump him as a friend.

Twenty one

Twenty

Nineteen

Eighteen

Guy thought he heard voices in the distance, but he wasn't sure.

Fifteen

Fourteen

The voices were now slightly clearer. He could tell that the voices belonged to a man and a woman.

"So what did you want to tell me?" The man's voice asked.

"Well... Um..." The girl's voice said, it wasn't much louder than a whisper, but Guy could still make out the words and the awkwardness in her voice.

Ten

Nine

Eight

Seven

Guy thought he could see the faces. One person was definitely Rin, who was with her? Was it Kakashi?

Three

It definitely was Kakashi!

Two

"Kakashi you came!" Guy called, running over to his friend. Rin looked confused and startled as Guy spoiled the mood by jumping in between the two and embracing Kakashi in a tight hug.

One

It was midnight. It was a new year and Kakashi and Guy's friendship was going to last. Rin put her hand on her chest.

As she watched the final fireworks shoot up in the air she wondered how much longer she'd be alone, but part of her was content with how things turned out. So what if she wasn't in a relationship just yet? If he didn't like her back then she didn't think she could take the rejection. Plus, at least she was still with him and Guy to celebrate the New Year and friendship is more important than romance.

"Happy New Years guys," Rin said putting her arms around the two and smiling wide.

-phantom130 5 (December 2011)