The Same


Ibiki wasn't surprised when Anko came to sit on the park bench beside him. He wasn't even surprised that she took the fact that he was feeding the ducks in stride. She watched him in silence for several moments, kicking her feet like a small child, hands clasped in her lap, posture slouchy.

"What's it like to be so big and scary?" Anko asked finally.

Ibiki smiled at her. "The same as being small and meek," he said.

Anko beamed at him.

After a few minutes of companionable silence, she took some bread from his bag and threw it to the ducks herself, watching in amusement as they dived for it and gobbled it up.