"This is all so stupid," Kakashi muttered. He stared at the pile of deflated balloons spread out before him on a wooden table.
"Well, come on sensei. Make me something," Sakura said while trying to hold back a laugh. He was dressed in a multicolored patched jump suit, complimented by a bushy red wig. Despite the happy wooden clown mask he was wearing, his voice sounded completely miserable.
Kakashi let out a troubling sigh. Not only was he ordered by Tsunade-sama to participate in Konoha's Children's Festival for the entire week it was being celebrated, but she forced him to dress in this ridiculous outfit. He decided spend his week hiding behind a table with a sign claiming he could make balloon animals. He had no idea how to make anything, but most of the children seemed to believe whatever he told them it was. No one else knew he was here… besides Sakura. She happened to be in the room when he was being assigned to this ridiculous task of being a clown. If anyone else found out… he would never hear the end of it.
Picking up a balloon with two fingers, he gave her one final look before he placed the open end to his hidden mouth. Each breath he blew inside made the balloon turn long and cylinder. He twisted the end to keep the air trapped and extended his arm to Sakura. He dropped the balloon in front of her which drifted on top of the table.
"Make something else."
Kakashi picked up another balloon and did exactly what he did before. He held out the finished balloon to her and said, "A sleeping snake."
"Make something else besides only a snake," she said with a glare.
"Fine." He picked up two balloons and blew air into them equally after tying the ends. Once he was finished, he twisted them together and hovered his creation in front of her and said, "A snake wrapped around a tree branch."
"If you make one more damn snake, I'm going to tell everyone that it's really you under there."
"Okay, okay," he replied in a hushed tone.
"Make me some kind of animal that's bigger than a snake."
Cracking his knuckles like he was really going to get down to business, he pulled out a single balloon and began to blow air into it. He kept going and going until the balloon had grown very long. He tied the end and handed it to her.
"Kakashi!" she almost smashed a chakra infused hand into the table before stopping herself seeing a family pass by.
"Shhhh!" he whispered harshly for her yelling his name. "Look, I don't know how to make anything else."
"Then do something else for me."
Kakashi's week didn't turn out so bad after all.