Kakashi had everything well in hand. He had stepped down from his reign as Rokudaime Hokage, his porn collection was as well worn as should be and his free time was spend with either Gai's challenges or helping out on various tasks while trying to make it seem like he wasn't there to help out. Annoying the hell out of everyone that crosses his path was as easy as breathing – easier now that he didn't have to be polite and diplomatic about it anymore.
So what if he agreed to a teeny-tiny favour of his once student and now successor? Not even Naruto could mess up just scribbling down a fuinjutsu for Kakashi to check over before he got back to his own, very busy life.
Or: The one where Kakashi travels back in time, thinks he can fix stuff but clearly gets in over his head.
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04 Mar 2021
Sometimes, when Kakashi dreams, he dreams of dark red lips on his cheek, whispers of love and "good night, Kashi-chan," in his ear. He dreams of waking up in the arms of a blurry female form with stick-like shapes coming out of her temples, and two dots on her forehead, with a big red diamond in the middle.
He draws her to show to Tou-chan, and Tou-chan’s chakra is so sad that Kakashi vows never to draw her again.
21 May 2020
"The Will of Fire is what gives us strength to protect our comrades, what makes us choose them over contracts. When Madara and I founded this village it was so no child ever had to be stuck on the battlefield once more. When the village was up and running we realized that didn’t mean shit if those same children were still being left orphans.”
Hashirama lets his words resound in the people, just as he did the first time.
“One man can neither start nor end a war.” Hashirama says firmly, “if that were the case, then I am solely responsible for the start of the first shinobi war and therefore a traitor to Konoha.”
“You are not.” Danzo says sharply. He looks strange, Hashirama notes, is acting off though he can’t put his finger on it.
“No, I was never called a traitor.” Hashirama agrees before glancing down at Kakashi. There’s only one person he needs to convince and it’s the child next to him.
“Not that any of that matters, because it still doesn’t answer the question of why a child is expected to dig his own father's grave."
Alternatively: the shinigami meddles, Hashirama is sent forward, and Kakashi rebuilds his family again.
03 Mar 2021
On paper, the Hero Commission's plan to investigate Midoriya Izuku under the guise of a training course for combating mental quirks is solid, almost foolproof, even. If Midoriya turns out to be innocent, they can pass everything off as part of the training exercise, assuming he even remembered any of it. Otherwise, they could beg forgiveness after the traitor was securely imprisoned in Tartarus.
The paper plan failed to take into account the feral ghosts living in Midoriya Izuku's head, or his equally feral living friends.
Time to bring on the chaos.
When time-travel has a fixed point and Kakashi is the only one who has copied the jutsu, things get a little confusing. Kakashi meets Kakashi meets Kakashi meets Kakashi meets Kakashi meets Kakashi. Thankfully there's a return jutsu, and Kakashi knows better than to meddle with time.
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02 Mar 2021