Parental!Kakashi, no romance. Set pre-series. The fact that the stranger didn’t glare at him was cause enough to arise Naruto’s interest, but the memories that one red eye had showed him were a whole other story…
[ Fiction K+ | Friendship/Family | Naruto U. & Kakashi H. | Complete ]
"Think of it like this, Naruto. You don’t like carrots, right?"
Naruto shook his head firmly, but his eyes were still wide and vulnerable, and Kakashi was quick to made his point.
"So, what happens when I sneak carrots into your ramen sometimes? Does that mean you hate the ramen? Does that mean you throw out the whole bowl just because of a little tiny bit of what’s inside it?"
"Well… no…" This time, when Naruto shook his head, it was a little bit quicker, and his smile was just a little bit brighter.
"Right. All those other people out there who don’t like you? Well, they throw out the entire bowl just because of one measly carrot."
"But that’s stupid," Naruto said before he could stop himself. "That’s such a waste of good ramen."
"Exactly. Just like ignoring you because of what’s sealed inside of you is a waste of a good person."