The Fox and The Hound (3383 words) by gryvon
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Tsunade (Naruto)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe – Fantasy
A strange thief has been stealing from the nobles of Konoha. It’s Kakashi’s job to hunt him down.
Tsunade sighed and leaned heavily against the arm of her throne. She rolled her head to the side and glanced at Shizune, obviously as annoyed as Kakashi was at the request. The level glare she received in return was answer enough. Tsunade sighed again and nodded to Kakashi. “Yeah. I suppose you should do it.”
The nobles gathered before them gawked. They obviously had never personally met with Tsunade before. It wasn’t that Tsunade didn’t care about her people, but rather that she cared about serious matters related to the well-being of the kingdom. Not this petty bullshit. Kakashi’s grin was thankfully hidden behind his mask, where it wouldn’t rile the gathered nobles further. He loved watching the pompous asses that fouled the court get flustered.
Once upon a time, the nobility actually meant something. It had been made up of the best warriors of the kingdom. The prowess of their ancestors had obviously not filtered down these specific family lines, otherwise they wouldn’t be having this conversation in the first place.
Kakashi bit back a groan. He actually had to waste time helping these assholes. Ugh.
“Your majesty…” Lady Akane spluttered, obviously impatient with the lack of response to their petition.