Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka
Additional Tags: Community: kakairu_fest
Kakashi comes home early and discovers a secret Iruka’s been keeping from him.
Iruka reacted first. He’d paused in the midst of pulling off his shirt and now completed the action, scrunching it up and burying it deep in the laundry bag. His pants followed. Now he knew why Iruka sometimes insisted on doing the laundry, why he could be so damn stubborn about it when Kakashi just wanted to do something nice. He’d been hoping it was just a case of embarrassing underwear.
“I wanted to tell you.” Iruka didn’t look at him as he quickly pulled on a pair of plain pajama pants. “I begged Sandaime to let me tell you.”
Iruka’s hair was pulled back in a complex braid that plastered his hair to his head. It was ideal for combat, Kakashi noted absently, keeping all of it out of the way without leaving a good handhold. He watched in detached fascination as Iruka pulled a good dozen hairpins out, allowing his hair to slowly fall free. It wasn’t the same. The braid made Iruka’s hair wavy, almost curly.
Kakashi wasn’t sure if he liked it or not. He wasn’t sure if that sentiment was restricted to Iruka’s hair.
It took him a few minutes to find his voice.