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A/N: I just want to take a moment to apologies to all of you. I've been looking back at the chapters and I realized that I made a ton of mistakes. These are completely my own and I take full responsibility. I am so sorry. I hope I can catch most of them in this chapter but I'm sure there will be some. Again I apologize. Normally I can catch the misspelling and grammar errors but if I do miss something please tell me. Okay I'm shutting up now.
He was in deep thought yet he wasn't caught off guard when a hand fell on his shoulder. He looked up at Shikamaru standing above him.
"She wants to see you." The dark haired man said.
Kakashi nodded and pushed himself up off of the wooden bench and made his way down the aisle and out the side doors into an adjacent hallway. Kakashi made his way to the room at the far end. He came to a halt and knocked. There were muffled voices on the other side but the door cracked open and Sakura ushered him inside before closing it firmly behind him.
The woman stood on a short plat form in front of three panels of mirrors. Her dark hair was a mass of curls that were being pinned up by Ino and Sakura. Hinata was kneeling, making adjustments to the hem of the twenty five year old's long white gown. Kurenai was standing before her adding the last few touches to her makeup. One by one the women stepped back to admire their work, satisfied they left to do some last minute preparations. Kurenai grabbed the woman's hand whispering to her, the two women shared a knowing smile before the older took her leave. The dark haired woman looked into the mirrors in front of her as she appraised her image. Her dark eyes found his reflected in the glass and she turned around with a smile.
"You look beautiful Rumi." Kakashi told her sincerely.
Rumi beamed "You really think so Uncle Kashi?"
"I know so… Shikamaru said you wanted to see me. What's up kiddo?"
The bride to be picked up her dress just high enough to step down from the platform. Kakashi held out his arm to help her down and moved her train for her as she took a seat in a cushioned chair against the wall. He took a seat next to her and waited patiently for her to speak.
"I'm nervous." Rumi said quietly.
"Most are right before the ceremony. But that's not all is it?" The older shinobi asked.
Rumi shook her head confirming what he said.
"Are you getting cold feet? Having second thoughts?" He prompted.
"Not really, but people talk and I know he could do better. I just can't believe he is settling for me. I'm so afraid I'm going to wake up and this is all just going to be a dream." Rumi looked down, her fingers fiddled with the engagement ring on her left hand.
Kakashi scoffed causing the young bride to look up at him thorough dark eyelashes. "He is not settling Rumi. I know for a fact that he loves you. I can't count the many times he has told me how much you mean to him. I've seen the look he gets when he's thinking about you; it is the same one I get when I think of Sakura. You know what he said to me? He said he couldn't imagine life without you. You are his best friend and he wants to spend forever with you. As for all those idiots who talk, they can just go f- um… screw themselves." He finished.
"But I'm older than him" She murmured.
"Is that what this is really about? Rumi four years is nothing compared to mine and Sakura's fourteen."
"I know but…"
"Do you love him?"
"Yes." She said with conviction and without hesitation.
"Well then you know what to say when you're asked if you take him as your lawfully wedded husband."
Rumi smiled and hugged him as tight as her dress would allow, careful not to smear her makeup on his dark suite. Kakashi always knew what to say to make her feel better. He always had the words she needed to hear.
"Thanks Uncle…well I guess Dad is more appropriate now." She said lightly.
Kakashi laughed. "Yes I suppose it is. Alright kiddo, let's get you to Shikamaru so he can walk you down the aisle. If I know my son he is an excited nervous wreck right now. We better not keep him waiting too long for his bride to be. He'd probably tear this place apart looking for you."
Rumi laughed "Yeah that sounds like something Taiki would do."
Kakashi held Sakura's hand as she leaned against him while they watched the ceremony. Kakashi smiled as he watched his son and Rumi recite their vows. Taiki couldn't keep his eyes off her, his smile was so big that it put Naruto's megawatt grin to shame. Kakashi heard a sniffle next to him. He fished his white handkerchief out of his pocket and slipped it into Sakura's hand and pulled her tighter against him. As the rings were exchanged, Kakashi realized that he and Sakura had finally gotten the daughter they'd always wanted. Taiki wasted no time in kissing Rumi full on the mouth and the crowd cheered at the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Hatake.
Kakashi stood and clapped with the rest of the crowd as he looked proudly at his son and new daughter in law. Rumi was officially part of the family now. She was his kid.
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