Babysitting (Part 2)
'Hey!' Kakashi jumped at Aoi's sudden exclamation. He was walking by the quiet street reading his book when she came out of nowhere behind him and startled him. When she turned and looked at her, he saw that she was heavily bandaged around the head and arms.
'Aoi,' he said. 'What are you doing here? Aren't you supposed to be in the hospital?'
'No, I got released early,' Aoi said.
Kakashi raised his visible eyebrow.
'Okay, I begged to be released early,' Aoi rephrased.
Kakashi tilted his head.
'Okay, I released myself,' Aoi rephrased yet again. How did that even make sense?
Kakashi titled his head a little more, eyebrow still raised.
'OKAY! FINE! I ESCAPED!'
'You should go back before they send the search parties after you,' Kakashi advised. If it had been someone besides himself they would have believed Aoi the first time. But Kakashi was well aware of her phobia of hospitals. He guessed it had something to do with her falling into that nasty coma years ago because her dislike for hospitals started right after that.
'Whatever, I can slip past them,' Aoi replied absently scratching the bandage on her head. 'This is so itchy!'
'I don't think you should do that,' Kakashi said warily seeing her bandage coming off as a result of her violent scratching.
'I'm not even badly injured,' Aoi kept grumbling. 'These are just a few scratches.'
It was a little more than that and Kakashi knew that well.
'AOI SENSEI!' they both heard Sakura's voice from not so far away. Aoi stopped scratching her head.
'Time to go,' she said. 'See ya later.' Then she turned at smiled at him. With the smile plastered on her face, she said, 'You never saw me. Tell her anything and I'll kill you.'
She turned and disappeared.
Sakura came seconds after she left. 'Kakashi sensei, have you seen Aoi sensei around? She escaped from the hospital again.'
Kakashi looked at Sakura, sweating dropping all over his face. 'N-no,' he said. 'Aoi?' He laughed nervously scratching the back of his head. 'No all alone. Just reading my book. Alone. Yeah didn't see her.'
Sakura's eyes darkened. 'Kakashi sensei…' she said threateningly.
Damnit Aoi! Why did she always have to make him fall in these kinds of situations.
'She went that way,' Kakashi said after heaving a sigh.
'Thank you Kakashi sensei,' Sakura said.
'Say Sakura?' Kakashi called her.
'Are her injuries still too bad?' he asked.
Sakura shook her head. 'No, she's past the critical condition.'
'Does she need to be in the hospital?' Kakashi asked. 'Can't she be treated at home?'
Sakura thought about it for a moment. 'Yes, she can. But knowing Aoi sensei she'll either jump out the window or do something rash. She needs to be watched.'
'Okay, send her home then,' Kakashi said. 'I'll see to it that she doesn't do anything rash and that she's looked after.'
'What will you do?' Sakura asked intrigued.
As Kakashi closed the door behind Aoi's apartment he was followed by back to back yelling.
'I'M TWENTY NINE YEARS OLD! I DON'T NEED TO BE BABYSAT!' Aoi yelled. 'I'LL KILL YOU, YOU MASK FACED SCARECROW!'
'I'M SIXTEEN YEARS OLD! I CAN'T SIT HOME ALL DAY!' Naruto's shout followed hers. 'KAKASHI SENSEI! WHY DO I HAVE TO BE THE ONE TO DO THIS?'
Kakashi quickly made his way as far away from there as possible. He needed to cover a pretty good distance of he wanted to read his book in peace and quiet.
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