The Tower (2012 words) by gryvon
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe – Canon Divergence, Alternate Universe – Fantasy
The villagers in Nimura have a story that they like to tell to scare children.
Prompt/Scenario: #11 by cerberovo: Fantasy AU: Iruka got kidnaped as a young kid or teen and nobody ever hears about him since then. One day, Kakashi is on a mission in a far-away-land and is told a story about a demon’s castle in the mountains and an apprentice living there…
Kakashi believes none of it. He’s faced enough real demons to know when a story is just a story. Still, it’s something to keep him entertained when he visits the tiny village on the border between the Land of Fire and the Land of Grass. He meets with agents from Kusagakure. They exchange notes and after a day or two of rest, Kakashi is gone. It’s a pretty boring mission, but Kakashi likes it because he gets to see his favorite person.
Iruka looks up from where he’s deliberating between tomatoes. “Hatake-san.” Iruka bows slightly, like he always does.
“Can I carry that for you?” Kakashi holds his hand out for the basket holding Iruka’s produce.
Iruka hesitates a moment before handing it over. “Thank you, Hatake-san. You’re always so kind.”