The Kite Runner

Summary: Short what if one-shots. They are separate and not related to each other.

Disclaimer: I don't own Kite Runner and some of the lines come straight from the book

Amir Saves Hassan

"But before you sacrifice yourself for him, thing about this: would he do the same for you?" Assef asked.

"Amir agha and I are friends" Hassan said shakily.

"Friends?" Assef said, laughing. "You pathetic fool…" I decided it was time to do something.

"Don't call him that Assef" I said, stepping into view. Assef froze and turned to look at me. Wali and Kamal waited, watching warily.

"What did you say?" He hissed. I took another step forward, acting braver than I felt.

"I said, don't call him pathetic" I snapped. I reached my hand into my pocket and pulled out Hassan's slingshot, which I had been holding for him. "I may not be as good as he is, but I can still make a shot"

Assef frowned.

"Why are you defending him?" He asked in disgust. "He's a Hazara, a nobody"

"Hassan already told you why" I said. "He's my friend. He's always protecting me; it is my turn to protect him"

Assef advanced on me.

"Amir agha, leave this to me" Hassan pleaded.

"No" I replied. "Baba and Ali are waiting for us" This made Assef stop and it made me a little braver. I stood straighter. "You heard me. I won the kite fighting. Baba is waiting for me" Assef and his two friends looked at each other and then Assef glared at me.

"This isn't over" He said. Once they were gone, I walked over to Hassan and handed him his slingshot.

"Why did you do that, Amir agha?" He asked. I slung an arm around his shoulder.

"You're my friend" I replied. "Though, I think we should see if Rahim Khan will teach us self-defense" Hassan laughed and handed me my kite.

"For you, a thousand times over" He said. I accepted the kite and we walked, arm in arm, back to Baba's house and back to the party that Baba was hosting for my win.