"Ow!" Kakashi exclaimed, sitting up as far as he could on the hospital bed before the pain hit.

"I see you're finally awake from that long and hard mission you were on," Tsunade said, crossing her arms over her chest.

"Right. That mission was a success, but it also took a lot out of me." Kakashi said, smiling behind his mask and looked down at his arched chest that was covered in bandages up along with his right arm that was hooked up to an IV.

"Yes, you did get some serious injuries in the process, but it seems that they aren't too servere. You will have to rest for a couple of weeks," Tsunade explained. "By the way, you have some visitors."

"Visitors? Who?" Kakashi asked, wondering who the visitors were. It wouldn't surprise him if Gai bursted into the room, speaking about his speech of 'youthfulness'.

Tsunade opened the door to let Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura walk in while a shy Hinata was hiding behind the door, looking in from the door.

A few years back, Naruto and Sasuke had a fight, the strongest fight ever seen between ninjas. At the end, it succeded for Naruto to bring the Uchiha back from the darkness and Sasuke had lived in Konoha ever since.

"Kakashi-Sensei, are you okay?" Naruto asked, running to his sensei's bed.

"Hn," Sasuke said, just standing against the wall, watching the scenario.

"Yeah, I'm fine. I just need to rest for a couple of weeks," Kakashi said, smiling like there was nothing wrong, as if he were in no pain. "Oh, and Hinata, why don't you come out and show yourself?" Kakashi ask, signaling the shy kunoichi to enter.

"U-Um, hello, Kakashi-Sensei. I wanted to come with everyone and see how you were," Hinata said, coming out slowly, already stuttering with a blush on her face.

"That's nice, you know, Hinata. Even if you aren't in our team, you always seem to be a part of it somehow." Kakashi explained to the blushing, long haired girl.

"Are you sure that you're fine, Kakashi-Sensei? I mean..." Sakura said sadly, looking in her sensei's direction with a worried look.

"Trust me, Sakura, he will be just fine as long as someone changes his bandages and makes sure that he takes his medicine." Tsunade informed, putting her hand on Sakura's shoulder, assuring her.

"Wait, Granny Tsunade, you just said that someone has to take care for him. What do you mean by that?" Naruto asked confused.

"Yes, Lady Tsunade, I was wondering about that too." Sakura said.

"I'm not old, Naruto!" Tsunade yelled at the top of her lungs. She went on a rampage, throwing everything around in an attempt of hitting Naruto.

But then she came back to realizing of what they had asked. "Oh right," She cleared her throat before she went. "I didn't get to tell everyone, but since Kakashi is in no condition to take care of himself, I'm putting one of you four in charge of looking and taking care of him." Tsunade informed the ninjas.

"No, I'm out." Sasuke replied, glaring in her direction.

"Well, since he's not going to do it, one of you three will have to do it. I'll tell you who it'll be by tommorow." Tsunade said and walked out the door.

"I'm glad you're going to be okay, Kakashi-Sensei!" Naruto enthusiatically said.

"I think we all should go out for a celebration for Kakashi-Sensei!" Sakura exclaimed.

"Yeah, ramen, here we come!" Naruto said, dragging his team mates out of the room. There were excited looks on all of their faces, except Sasuke's, whom had a disgusting look on his face.

"Aren't you going with them?" Kakashi asked Hinata.

"U-Um, n-no, I'm not that hungry." Hinata stuttered. "I also don't feel like I belong in their group." Hinata whispered so quietly that Kakashi could barely hear her.

Kakashi started to chuckle at what he heard. "You're so cute."

"W-What?" Hinata stuttered, backing up very quickly with her deep crimson cheeks.

"It's the truth. I'm just giving a compliment." Kakashi told her careless as the 'compliment' wasn't the least embarrassed. Well, in Kakashi's case, it wasn't.

"W-Well, I better go. I have t-to train and we'll know which one of us will take care of you sooner or later." Hinata said as she ran away with a happy, yet confused look on her face.

'What's this feeling I get when I'm alone with Kakashi-Sensei?' She thought as she skipped a halt and turned a corner.

Kakashi watched her retreated figure. 'It looks like I went a little too far, even though it was just a compliment.' Kakashi wondered while putting a hand on his chin. 'I've been liking that girl for a while, ever since the time she always had her eyes set on Naruto. She's just so different and I feel like I can be myself around her...' His train of thought got cut by one of the messenger birds from the Hokage as it flew in by the window. The small brown bird chipped a few times as Kakashi took the letter and opened it. The bird flew away again in a happy tune.

Kakashi read the letter a countless number of times to make sure he was reading it correctly. The Hokage wrote that he shall be dismissed from the hospital tommorow morning and that Hinata would be taking him to his apartment. She would be taken care of him until he got better in a couple of weeks.

'I'm going to be living with her. I wonder how this will turn out.' Kakashi sighed and lied down for the last time in the horrible hospital bed, letting sleep take over.

-Next morning-

"Kakashi Hatake, a cute young woman is here to take you home." the nurse said, letting the blushing Hinata come in.

"I'm h-here to take you home, Kakashi-Sensei." Hinata said hesitantly. She helped Kakashi out of bed and putted one of her arms behind his back for support.

The two of them got to Kakashi's small, yet large enough for the both of them, apartment.


A/N: Thank you to my partner Urube and my friend that also helped and checked the grammar and summary E person, we are starting to make this story so give thanks if you like and review if like but it's first time so don't be to rude if it's not the best. Thanks