I cried silently in front of the K.I.A stone in the training grounds. I didn’t stop when I heard someone slowly approaching me, nobody should feel shame in crying over something, or someone, you loved dearly. The person stopped beside me.
"You have family on this stone too?" I stiffened, it was a male voice. I looked up at the man beside me; he had white hair, just like me. Most of his face was covered by a blue mask; I looked at the ground and nodded,
"My nii-san is on here. My only family. Now I've got n-no one..." I stuttered as I felt the tears return. My eyes went wide with surprise when I felt the man put his hand on my head, ruffling my hair.
"My father committed suicide when I was young. My mother died before that, I didn't have any siblings. I was all alone too, just like you are." I sniffed and felt a tear roll out of my eye,
"That's so... so... sad." I felt a lump form in my throat. A gasp left my lips as the man pulled me into him, it wasn't a hug, he just pulled me to his side. The man chuckled,
"You really are a selfless child aren't you? Crying over someone else’s problems, you’re the one with the dead clan" I looked at the ground, feeling slightly embarrassed, and also depressed at the mention of my family, "Well how 'bout it? Wanna be my family?" I was stunned for a moment,
"B-But I don't know anything about you." He chuckled and kneeled down in front of me,
"Ok. Tell me something about yourself." I looked at him confused,
"You go first." He nodded,
"My name is Kakashi Hatake. My likes and dislikes, hmmm, don't really feel like telling you that. My hobbies, don't really feel like telling you that either. Dreams for the future. Never really thought about it." I smirked at him in amusement,
"So it goes like this? My name is Ayame Kawa. My likes and dislikes. I don't really have any.” The man nodded, encouraging me to continue, “My hobbies, never really had one. My dreams for the future? To become the strongest ninja the world has ever seen." He nodded with a closed eye smile,
"Ok, so what do you say? Be my kid?" I laughed and nodded.
"Fine, but only because you seem nice."
"Ayame, get up. Time for the academy." I groaned,
"Not now Oto-san..." I mumbled,
"Don't make me use that jutsu." My eyes shot open and I sat up quickly,
"I'm up! I'm up!" Kakashi Hatake laughed; I pursed my lips out of annoyance. He sauntered out of my room while still laughing at my reaction, stupid Kakashi...
I relaxed and slumped slightly, I then smiled at the dream I had. Well, it was more like a flashback to when I was 8.
Kakashi had taken me in, after a while I started calling him Oto-san, which means dad in Japanese. A little after that I changed my last name to Hatake as well. I still kept the name Kawa though. My name is now Ayame Kawa Hatake, I’m legally classified as Kakashi's adopted daughter.
I groaned and got up from my bed, walked calmly towards the bathroom, and then proceeded to have a shower. After I was done, I calmly looked into the mirror and shrugged. I lazily put on my ninja outfit and walked out of my room.
When I entered the kitchen, I was met with the sight of Kakashi cooking. It was rather amusing actually, with his little apron on. It almost made me giggle.
"What are we having this morning?" I asked sitting down,
"Bacon and eggs." I licked my lips hungrily. When he was done, he placed the food on the table and I happily ate. "I've got the day off today. Why don't I walk you to school?" I nearly choked on my food,
"W-What?" He laughed,
"Come on, it hasn't been that long." I rolled my eyes,
"It's been..." I counted on my fingers, "3 years!" He looked at me surprised,
"Really? Oh, well I can walk you today." I nodded and continued eating, accepting that he actually lost track of the years. After I was done, I washed up the dishes and looked at the time, "You've still got 20 minutes, its ok." I nodded.
When it was finally time to leave, Kakashi had just gotten into the shower and no way was I going to miss out on my dad’s day off just because of school. I sighed and sat leaning against the wall. When Kakashi was finally done, school had started. I grabbed his hand and started running towards the academy,