One Love:Two Worlds

Bring Me To Life

Days Later…

"How long has he been here like that?" Sakura asked the nurse.

"Ever since he brought her back."

Sakura's eyes widened as she gazed at her sensei. "THAT long?" It had been over a week since Kakashi had rescued Emma, and he hadn't left her side for a second since he had. 'Wow, I didn't Kakashi-sensei felt so strongly about Em-chan.' Sakura thought, slightly jealous. 'I wonder if Sasuke would be like that if were in her position?' "How long until she wakes up?"

The nurse shrugged. "I don't know. Her physical wounds have all but healed, but nobody really knows the full extent of her psychological scars. From what I've been told that Nobuo is one sick guy and Miss. Emma is the only known civilian to have survived an encounter with him."

"He's THAT bad?"

"Yup." she nodded. "He's even taken out several top ranking shinobi and earned himself a spot in the Bingo Book. But that's as far as my knowledge goes I'm afraid. Since I'm just a nurse my clearance level on such matters is kinda low, as such I only know what I've overheard from the doctors and other ninja. But hopefully she'll wake up soon and tell us all about what happened, until then all we can do is wait and make her as comfortable as possible." Sakura nodded in understanding, thanked the kind nurse, then went into the room and sat a flower on the table next to Emma's bed before taking a seat next to Kakashi.

"How is she?"

Kakashi glanced up from his book and smiled half-heartedly. "She's as good as new." he chimed. "She's just resting now; she should wake up any moment though if you'd like to wait with me."

"Sure, I'd love to." she smiled. Even though Kakashi acted like his normal self, Sakura could tell it was just an act. But whether he was acting so because he didn't want to seem weak-like a lot of men do, or wither he did it to cheer her up she didn't know for sure. 'It's probably the later of the two.' she concluded. 'Kakashi-sensei never seems like the type of guy who'd care what others think about him that much, so he's probably just doing it for me.'

That said, Sakura sat there and wondered to herself when poor Emma would wake up, what she'd been subjected to, and wither or not she should tell her sensei that his book was upside-down. That evening, as Sakura was bringing Kakashi his dinner from the hospital's cafeteria; she walked back into the room to find that Emma was finally awake.

"Where's Kakashi-sensei?" she asked the nurse as the doctor was try to calm Emma down so that he could examine her. "And what's wrong with Em-chan?"

"I don't know. But while you gone Emma woke up and started freaking out when she saw Kakashi."

"She did, but why?"

"Again, I don't know. We've been trying to calm her down for the past five minutes. She was fine when Kakashi left to tell the Hokage the good news, but then she started freaking out again when the doctor tried to examine her." Sakura looked in awe as the doctor forcibly injected Emma with a sedative, causing an almost instant calming reaction from Emma.

"There, that should calm her down long enough for me to do my job." he stated as his patent's eyes became droopy and dazed-out. Two more weeks had passed and Emma's wounds were but a distant memory. However, for some unknown reason, she wouldn't talk at all, flinched whenever someone would try to touch her, and still freaked out whenever Kakashi came to visit. She was perfectly fine whenever anyone else visited, as long as they didn't touch her much. This, of course, left the Scarecrow feeling sadder then he'd ever felt before. As such he'd spent all of his free time training, so that next time he'd see Nobuo he'd be sure to kill him. He was certain to make him pay for what he'd done to Emma, to make him beg for death as an ending to the suffering Kakashi would inflict upon him.

"They've said a psychiatrist has been by several times to check on her, but she still won't talk." Chii told Kakashi as he gazed out his window. "Whatever Nobuo did to her there, it's scarred her very deep. So tomorrow some kind of expert is supposed to come to the village to attempt a rare kind type of mind-link jutsu on her."

"Mind link jutsu? But that's the kind of attack Nobuo used on Emma to make her this way, isn't it?" Sakura asked. (She'd come to see how he was doing.) "Won't that be a little dangerous?"

Chii nodded. "It could be, yes. But the doctors say that it might be the only way to find out what happened. Since Emma won't talk to anybody this mind-link will allow the doctor to view her memories of what happened to her while in Anei. If she were to try and fight back while he was doing so Em-chan could be hurt, but since they're gunna use a sedative the doctors believe everything should go fine."

"And if it works, if he can actually do it, what will happen then?"

"Well if all goes according to plan then they should be able to treat Emma and help her move on."

"But what if something happens? What if something goes wrong? This won't kill her, will it?" Sakura asked, quite worried.

"We'll just have to believe that it'll work and everything will be okay." Kakashi finally spoke, turning around with a smile plastered under his mask. Chii and Sakura smiled and nodded in almost perfect unison.

"Kakashi is right, all we can do is put our trust in the doctor and hope for the best." Chii stated.

Sakura beamed brightly. "Yes, Em-chan was strong enough to make it this far, so she's sure to make it all the way!"

The Next Day…

"Is he here yet?" Sakura panted, slowing down as she reached the hospital.

Chii nodded and smiled. "Yes, he just got here."

"Oh, that's good. I wonder if everything will go okay?"

"If this guy is as good as everybody has made him out to be, then there's no problem."

Sakura nodded her head in understanding. "Where's Kakashi-sensei? I thought he'd be here."

"He was." Chii stated. "He's the one who brought the med-nin here."

"He did?"

"Yep, he volunteered to do so himself." Chii nodded. "Didn't he tell you?"

"No, Kakashi-sensei doesn't tell us much of anything unless he has to." sighed Sakura. "So is he in there now?"

"Nope."

"Then where is he now?"

"Who knows." Chii shrugged. "He just up and left without a word as soon as the med-nin started the jutsu, so your guess is as good as mine."

Meanwhile, at the memorial sight, a lone scarecrow stood and glared solemnly at the stone before him. 'I've lost everyone else who has ever meant anything to me.' he sighed heavily. 'Obito, Rin…Father, I'm sorry I couldn't save you. If I could I would give my life to make everything better, to have you all back. I failed you all, and for that I'm eternally sorry.' Gazing at the names of those lost to him, the Jounin took in a deep breath of air as the wind blew through his silver/grey locks. I know I have no right to ask anything of you, but please, watch over her and make sure everything goes okay?' Kakashi prayed, a single tear rolling down his face as he glanced into the sky.

Back at the hospital…

Emma stood in the middle of a void, naked and cold. Fear filled her entire being as she stared into the darkness.

CLICK! CLACK! CLICK! CLACK!

The hairs on the back of her neck stood on end while goosebumps covered the entirety of her skin.

CLICK! CLACK! CLICK! CLACK!

She stood there, paralyzed in fear as the footsteps grew closer and closer.

"W-who…?" she whispered.

"You're such a fool, you know that?" came a voice from all around.

Emma spun around to find the source of the voice. 'Where…who…?'

"To think that a foul creature such as yourself has been allowed to survive for so long is truly remarkable. Why it was that nobody saw fit to rid this world of you yet I know not, but rest assured your presence shall not taint this world for much longer." Out of nowhere Emma found herself being pinned to ground by a dark and luminous shadow.

"Did you honestly think that I could ever love a wretched creature such as you?" the voice spat.

"What do you mean? Who are you?"

The voice laughed manically. "Do honestly not remember me? You're even more idiotic then I thought!" the voice sneered as he lowered his face towards her.

"K-Ka-Kakashi?"

"You sound surprised." he smirked. "You didn't honestly think that I had feelings for you, that I cared?" Emma bit her lower lip and fought back against the tears that started to form.

Kakashi smiled evilly. "Aw…you did, didn't you?" he mocked in fake sympathy.

SMACK!

"Pathetic!" Kakashi scolded as he slapped Emma upside her face.

'Why? Why is Kakashi doing this to me? I thought we were…no, I'd hoped we were…' Emma thought, trying her hardest to fight back the tears that now streamed down her face. 'At the very least I'm a mission to him, someone he HAS TO protect. But then why would he…why would Kakashi…?'

CRASH! CRACK!

Emma felt her body crack as she was thrown into a wall.

"Why would I want to be with such an ugly, fat, stupid, and pathetic loser like you?" Kakashi spat as he stood over her hunched body.

"But I thought…I thought that the Hokage told you to…"

Kakashi chuckled evilly. "You thought? Well, I guess there's a first time for everything!" Emma glared up at the Jounin, eyes blurry and full of sorrow and confusion.

"I thought you were supposed to protect me? That's your mission, isn't it?"

"My mission?" Kakashi asked, pulling Emma up by her hair. "A lowly wretch such as yourself dares to tell me what my mission is? My mission is none of your business!"

"But…I thought…"

"You thought WRONG!" he yelled, slamming her to the floor and digging his left foot into her back. Emma screamed out in pain as Kakashi dug his heavy boots into her spine, her nose and right eyebrow bleeding profusely from the sudden impact with the ground.

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"There was more, of course." the doctor stated as he glanced at Emma's slumbering form in her bed.

"Please, I don't think I wish to hear any more." Chii stated as the doctor gave his report to the Hokage outside Emma's hospital room. The doctor looked at Sarutobi, who nodded in agreement with what Chii had said.

"Please, get to the point." the Hokage instructed.

"Gory details aside," the doctor continued, "it would seem as though Nobuo projected the image of Kakashi into Emma's mind as he proceeded to belittle and harm her. Now whether he did it once, or even several times, I don't quite know, but that isn't the worst of it. As it is, everything I've learned I shall provide you with in my report. For now, however, I should get some rest as the jutsu took a lot out of me."

"But isn't there anything else you can do?" Chii questioned.

The med-nin shook his head. "I'm sorry but I only have the ability to read one's thoughts, I cannot manipulate or implant any thoughts into another. To do so requires not only a lot of hard work and talent, but a very rare type of kekkei-genkai which I'm afraid I don't posses."

"So then, there's nothing left you can do?" the Hokage asked.

"Not without risking even more permanent mental and emotional scarring. If however, you so decided, I shall do my best to seal the memories of her experiences as best I can. It would be risky, and there's no guarantee, but I'm afraid it's the only option I can give you."

Sarutobi nodded in understanding. "Thank you, I look forward to reading your report." The doctor nodded before leaving for the hotel (where he was staying).

"Forgive me for asking, Sir, but what are we going to do about Em-chan's condition now?"

"Well, Chii, I believe that the best person to answer that question would be Kakashi."

Chii looked at the Hokage in confusion. "True, Kakashi cares for Em-chan a great deal, but you are the Sandaime. Shouldn't it be you who decides our next step?"

"I'm the leader of this village, yes, but the mere fact that I'm Hokage doesn't mean that I alone have the power or the right to decide the fate of another. As Hokage it is my duty to protect this village-my family-with my life, and that encludes Emma. But I find that in cases such as this it is usually best that the loved ones of the individual in question are best suited to decide, not I."

"But Emma has no family here, Sir."

Sarutobi smiled and shook his head. "I'm surprised at you Chii, as a jounin I would think that you would know better then that."

"Sir?"

"Just because one does not share blood with another doesn't mean they're not family, a bond of blood simply means they're related. What truly makes a family is the close bonds and relationships one shares with others. To care for the life of another and to be willing to risk anything for them, that is the essance of 'family,' that is what makes the entire village one big family itself. And who else do you know of in this village that cares as much for her as Kakashi does?"

Chii smiled and nodded in understanding of The Professor. "Should I go find our Scarecrow then?"

"Yes, I believe that the sooner he's informed of the situation at hand, the better."

Bowing in respect, Chii disappeared in a cloud of smoke, off to find Kakashi. 'I wonder how he'll react, what his choice will be?' she pondered.

Back at the hospital, the Hokage was ingrossed in some deep thoughts of his own. 'What truely happened to you there? ...Did they learn what they wanted? ...What is he planning?'

It'd now been two months since the doctor had sealed away Emma's memories of her time in Anei and things were back to normal…for the most part.

"She still having those nightmares?" Sakura asked, worried.

Chii nodded in confirmation. "And what's worse that she's still acting awkward around Kakashi. I knew the doctor said there'd be a possibility of side-effects, but I didn't expect anything like this."

Sakura sighed. "He does his best not to show it, but I can tell it's hurting Kakashi-sensei. Just the other day I caught him casting forlorn glances at Em-chan while she was walking to work. It was really heart-wrenching, you know? I just wish there's something we could do to make everything okay."

"Maybe there is." Jiraiya stated, popping up suddenly behind Sakura.

"ACK! Where'd YOU come from?" she cried, clutching her chest in shock.

The Sanin chuckled merrily while taking a seat next to Chii at the ramen stand. "Sorry for scaring you, but I couldn't help but over-hear your conversation."

"You mean you were eavesdropping." Chii huffed.

"Ha-ha, you noticed that, did you? In any case, I think I might have a solution to your guys' problem. That is, if you're interested in what I have to say?"

"And why should we trust a perverted, porn writing, old man like you?" Sakura questioned.

'I take it Naruto has been talking about me.' Jiraiya sighed, a visible vein throbbing out of his forehead. "Well, if you two aren't interested…" Jiraiya stated, his voice in a sing-song tone as he got up to leave.

Chii sighed at what she was about to do. "Wait…"

"Chii-san, you're not honestly going to listen to this man, are you?" Sakura pleaded.

"It couldn't hurt to just listen to what he has to say, Sakura."

Jiraiya beamed brightly as he retook his seat next to Chii. "That's my girl!" he exclaimed, placing an arm around her shoulder.

"So…tell us your plan already, Master Jiraiya." Chii stated, grabbing his arm and twisting it backwards until it made a loud cracking/popping sound.

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"I won what now?" Emma asked, placing a stack of dirty dishes into the sink.

"A two week, all expenses paid, dream vacation to the Hot Springs Village Resort and Day Spa. It's only one of the most expensive and illustrious hotels around, they even have a two-year waiting period just to get on the list!" Chii squealed.

"Wow, sounds fun." Emma stated, placing another dish into the drying rack. "You sure I'M the one who won? I mean, I've never won anything before really. And to tell the truth, I can't even remember entering such a contest."

"It's a random drawing, it happens every year. Everyone in Konoha was qualified, and since you live here, that includes you too. And before you say anything, I've already talked it over with Taku, and he thinks it's a good idea."

"He does?"

"Yup." Chii nodded. "He says that you've been working so hard that you've earned yourself a break for a while. He even said he'd make it a paid vacation if you agreed to bring him back a bottle of their famous bath salts."

"But, I won't have anybody to go with." Emma sighed. "It'd get so lonely staying by myself with no friends around to hang with."

"Oh, don't worry about that!" Chii smirked. "You'll have a great time, trust me! Who knows, you might even meet someone!"

"Me, meet someone?" Emma burst out laughing. "Sure…!"

"Hey, it could happen!" Chii pouted.

Emma shook her head. "Please, I'd be lucky if a guy even considered me a good acquaintance, there's no way one would ever want to date me!"

"What about Kakashi?"

"What about him?"

"Oh, I don't know…Just call it woman's intuition."

"Call it what you want, but there's no way in Hell he'd ever date me. Besides, I don't know why, but he kinda scares me."

"Why's that?" asked Chii. "After all, he's been nothing but kind to you. You, on the other hand, have been quite stand-offish with him ever since you got released from the hospital."

Emma shrugged, drying off her hands on her apron. "I don't really know why. It's this feeling I get about him, like there's something not right with him. It's like…It's like there's something that happened between us, but I can't remember what."

Several hours later…

"Oh, Emma!" Kakashi moaned, his voice husky as he came all over his bed.

"I hate to say, but I'm afraid you've got it-BAD!" Jiraiya smiled, jumping down from the window sill and beside the naked Scarecrow.

"Enjoy your little peep-show?" Kakashi asked, standing up and pulling on his boxers.

The Toad Sage scoffed. "You wish."

"Hardly." Kakashi grimmaced. "There any reason you decided to show yourself?"

"Oh, not really…I just wanted to give you this, is all." The Sannin smiled, handing Kakashi a small white envelope.

"What's this?"

"Well, you see…I was supposed to stay in this hotel and all, but it seems something came up and now I can't go. The reservations are non-refundable, and since you've been kinda down lately, I thought you'd be the best person to give them to."

"Thanks, but no thanks." Kakashi stated, handing the envelope back.

"Why not?" Jiraiya inquired. "Any loyal reader of mine would never give up the chance to mingle with tons of hot, sexy women at a hot springs resort."

Kakashi shrugged as he pulled on his mask. "Not interested."

"What if I were to tell you that the Hokage himself has ordered you to go?"

"I'd say you were lying."

"Well it's true. The old man has noticed how upset you've been lately and he thinks you should go. Even said he'd make it a direct order if he had to, got the paper work to prove it." Jiraiya smiled, handing Kakashi a scroll confirming that everything he just said was true.

"I guess I have no choice but to go, in that case." Kakashi sighed heavily. "Make sure Em-chan's okay while I'm gone, will you?"

"Don't worry," Jiraiya smirked, "Em-chan will be just fine."

Meanwhile…

"Thanks again!" Emma waved goodbye to the man, hopping out of the back of the cart she rode in to get to the village.

"Sure thing, have a nice day miss!" the old man replied, already halfway down the road by now. The hotel was really quite amazing looking from the outside. It was probably about 5-6 stories high, and took up almost an entire (inner city) block. To tell the truth it looked an awful lot like a temple out of Final Fantasy X or X-2 then anything she'd seen so far in this world.

'Well, this place certainly looks nice enough.' Emma thought, eyeing-up the hotel. 'Maybe if I'm lucky I'll actually get to meet a new friend here?' Walking into the hotel, Emma strolled over to what she assumed was the check-in desk. "Excuse me, I believe I have a reservation?" she stated to the man behind the counter, handing him her information booklet Chii gave her.

"Ahh, yes." the man stated, winking.

'What was THAT for?' she wondered while the clerk went to retrieve the key.

"Room number 615, Momiji will see to your things." Grabbing the key from the man, Emma waited for the bellhop to take her bags before walking up the six flights to her room. When she opened the door Emma couldn't believe her eyes. "Wow, this place is huge!" she exclaimed, running over towards the balcony. "I bet you could fit at least 50 people in here!" The bellhop smiled as he set down her bags next to the dresser.

"I'm glad to see you approve."

"Approve? I wish I could live here!" Emma beamed as she went to check out the bathroom. "Holy shit! This bathroom is almost as big as the apartment I share with Chii! And would you look at the décor! Is this real marble in here?"

"Yes Ma'am, it sure is. If you'll be needing anything don't hesitate to ask."

"How about twenty or so people to help fill this room with me?" she joked.

The bellhop just laughed as Emma plopped herself in the bed. "Good day, Miss."

"Great day, actually-thanks!" she smiled as the man exited the room. 'Well, if nothing else, at least I'll be getting a good nights sleep!' she thought, laying on the soft, cloud-like bed. 'What is this, a California King sized?' she thought, looking for the tag. Finding no tag to speak of, Emma lost interest and decided to take a cool, refreshing shower instead. 'After all, it's much too hot out now to go to the hot springs….That and I don't want anybody turning into stone at the sight of me in my bathing suit.'

Meanwhile, Kakashi was just checking in to the same resort. "Yo."

"Yes Sir, how may I help you?" the clerk asked. Handing the man the white envelope, Kakashi waited for his room key.

"Here you go Sir, room 615. Your companion just arrived half an hour ago."

'My companion?' he thought. 'I guess Jiraiya forgot to tell me hired a hooker. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to ask to her leave, seeing as Jiraiya isn't going to be here, and I'm in no mood for company tonight.' "Thanks." the Scarecrow nodded, disappearing with his bags before Momiji could grab them. What Kakashi found awaiting him in his room was the last thing he'd ever suspected to find, but secretly wished he would. There, lying asleep on the bed, in nothing but a towel-that was currently coming un-tucked as she rolled over-was the woman who filled him with such want and desire.

'Could I be dreaming?' he wondered, dropping his bag and approaching the bed ever so slowly. What in the blazes was Emma doing here? And for that matter, why was she practically naked? 'If this is a dream, I never wish to wake-up.' he thought, eyeing-up Emma's back-side as she rolled over again, the towel finally giving loose to revile her bare flesh. Inside, Kakashi was at war with himself. His now throbbing member ached to be inside of her, while his heart told him it would be wrong to do so. It was everything he could do, to resist the urge of just taking her right then and there. But…what exactly was he to do? Mind blank, he decided on the first thing rational that came to mind.

'Maybe, I should just wake her up?' Kneeling down, Kakashi went to place his hand on her shoulder, only to accidentally place it on her other (A-HEM!) side when she once again rolled over.Without thinking, Kakashi instinctively started to gently massage the soft lump under his hand. 'No! I can't be doing this, not like this!' he grimaced to himself. Just as he was about to let go, he herd a small gasping moan escaped Emma's lips. Talk about torture, this was just too much to handle! Any more stimulus and Kakashi was certain he'd go off the deep end!

'No, I…I don't wanna scare her.' he thought, pain stricken at the memory. 'Not after seeing how she reacted to me before.' the Scarecrow sighed as he removed his hand. Sliding his back against the wall behind him, Kakashi growled to himself, banging the back of his head up-side the wall.

"Kakashi? What are you doing here?" Emma questioned, groggily awakening from her slumber.

"I was just wondering that myself."

"What?"

"I mean…It would appear we're meant to be roommates again."

Emma blinked, slightly confused as she rubbed the sleep from her eyes. "Ahh…what now?"

"Well…" Kakashi sighed, "From what I can tell, you and I have been tricked into spending the next two weeks together, here-in the same room."

"Oh…" (Insert sudden realization of what was said.) "OH! Wait…What do you mean, 'you and I have been tricked'?"

The Jounin shrugged as he stood up in his spot. "I meant what I said. But don't worry, I was just leaving, so…"

"Where to?"

"Back home." Kakashi stated, grabbing for his bag,

Shifting her eyes to the side while she thought it over, Emma decided on her next course of action. "Wait…I mean, we're both adults, right? There's no reason we both couldn't stay." she smiled uneasily, getting up and placing her hand on the shinobi's shoulder. 'He still freaks me out for some reason, but Chii was right-Kakashi HAS been nothing but nice to me. So…I guess I could try to be nice to him. Maybe we'll even get to be friends?' Just then, Emma noticed the look Kakashi was giving her. '...Uh…wait. Why is he staring at me like that?'

"What are you looking at? Is there something on my…HOLY SHIT!" Emma freaked as she made a beeline for the bathroom, slamming the door behind herself. "Why the hell didn't you tell me I was naked?" she yelled.

"…"

"WTF? I know you're out there!"

"Sorry, what was that again?" Kakashi asked, shaking himself out of his daze.

"Ugh, never mind. Could you just do me a favor and hand me some clothes please?"

"Uh…sure thing." he replied, randomly picking up one of Emma's suitcases.

'I can't believe I'm actually touching her clothes!' the Jounin practically drooled, blushing as he picked out a pair of underwear, a bra, and an outfit for her to wear. As he handed her the clothing through the door, Kakashi wondered why he cared so much about being able to touch her clothes. It wasn't as if he'd never touched a woman's clothes before, or an actual woman for that matter. But there was just something about this girl that made him feel like a love-sick teenager all over again.

'Why on Earth would Kakashi stare at me like that? Granted I WAS naked, but it's still me we're talking about-I'm ugly as heck. So then, why didn't he laugh, barf, or make some crude comment or joke? Was it THAT devastating to see me nude? I know I'm not attractive, but come on!' "So, uhh…why didn't you say something?" Emma asked, emerging from the bathroom-now full clothed.

"About what?"

"You know, about me being all in the buff and what not. I'm honestly not THAT repulsive that you were unable to speak, am I?"

"What?" asked Kakashi.

"I know I'm not attractive and what not, and I like to joke about how I turn people into stone, but…well…I'd like to think I'm not all that nauseating to look at."

"Nauseating? Is that what you think?"

Emma nodded. "Well, yeah."

Kakashi shook his head as he surprised Emma by taking her into his arms, hugging her. "Em-chan, you are FAR from being ugly. In fact, you're the most beautiful person I know."

"Maybe my personality…" Emma blushed.

"No, not just that, you're also physically attractive as well."

"Thanks, but you don't have to lie to make me feel better. It's okay, I've learned to live with the fact that I'm ugly and meant to live alone and unloved. So you see, you really don't have to-"

Placing a finger over her mouth, Kakashi removed both his headband and mask. "Look at me, Em-chan." he said, grabbing her chin and turning her face so that they were looking each other in the eyes. "I don't what's happened to you to make you feel that way, but this is the truth-You are the most beautiful, wonderful, kind, caring, and amazing person in the whole world. So whatever has happened to you in your past, whatever anybody else has told you, forget it-all of it. You're the best person I've ever met and nothing anyone says or does is going to change that fact."

"Ka-Kakashi…" Emma stuttered, suddenly feeling weak at the knees gazing into the jounin's face. Without warning, Kakashi lowered his face until their lips met. Suddenly nauseous and dizzy, Emma almost fell, her knees were so weak. Luckily Kakashi was able to see it coming and tightened his grasp around her waist to support her. Once again guilt filled Kakashi as he thought of how he was unable to prevent her abduction. Pulling back and breaking the kiss, Kakashi sighed as he walked Emma over to the bed and sat her down.

"I…I can't do this." he stated. "Not until I've made everything better, assuming I can that is."

Emma stared at him in daze and shock. "W-wha…What?" she stuttered.

"Um…I'll tell you about it later. Right now I have a few errands to run." Kakashi stated, pull his mask and headband back on. "Later."

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