Kakashi, or now my so called new guardian, and I were walking out of the Hokage tower. I was wondering what I should do, but my stomach cut me off. A loud growl exploded from my stomach making my cheeks blood red.
Kakashi looked down from his book with an amused expression on his face.
"I'm guessing you're hungry then?" He said mockingly.
"Yeah, yeah. Just get me somewhere to eat." I said while looking down at the ground, too embarrassed to even see the face that Kakashi was making.
Kakashi took me to a small ramen stand called Ichiraku Ramen. Weird name. I thought, but quickly shook the thought away as I realized that I was hungrier than I originally thought I was. Once we arrived inside, I immediately placed myself onto a seat, waiting for anything edible in my stomach.
"What do you want?" Kakashi asked, still reading his orange book.
"I don't know. Can't you just order for me?" I said, looking at the different choices of ramen on the menu. I've never heard of ramen like this. Back in my village, we had spicy ramen and that was it.
"Alright. One tonkotsu ramen please." Kakashi ordered. The chef, who was a middle-aged man, grinned.
"Order coming right up." He said loudly. He started making the ramen and I stared at the process curiously. I felt Kakashi look at me causing me to stop staring at the ramen and glance back at him.
"You got a problem or something?" I said in a defensive tone.
Kakashi's eyes widened slightly, but then replied, "No." cooly.
I stared back at the ramen, getting excited as the chef was almost done. Once he added the finishing touches like the dried seaweed and sesame seeds, I was at the edge of my seat, ready to snatch the bowl. My mouth watered slightly, which under normal circumstances, I would have been embarrassed about, but for now, I've thrown away my humanity.
When the chef handed me the bowl, I immediately dove into the bowl with my pre-broken chopsticks like I was eating my last meal.
"Woah there. Slow down, wouldn't want to choke there would ya?" The chef commented, letting out a hardy laugh. I paused my journey to devour the ramen and gave an ear splitting grin.
While I was eating my ramen, Kakashi didn't seem to pay any attention to me, and instead was reading his book. I smirked, taking this chance to eat until my stomach exploded. Without Kakashi noticing, I instantly inhaled five more bowls of ramen. When I had my full, I leaned back with a satisfied sigh.
Kakashi looked up from his book when he realized that I was done. When he saw the 6 bowls of ramen lying on the counter of the store, his jaw dropped. I laughed at his expression, snapping him out of his daze.
Kakashi begrudgingly paid for the meal, grumbling about how his wallet was a lot lighter than before. I just giggled in response, which immediately caused Kakashi to glare at me menacingly.
"How hungry were you anyway? Did you not eat in a while or something?" Kakashi questioned. He meant the question as a joke, but I answered seriously.
"I haven't eaten in about a week I think." I said with my finger to my chin. Kakashi looked shocked and his eyes glistened with worry, which surprised me.
We walked the rest of the way to Kakashi's house in silence, probably due to the fact that Kakashi was shocked into silence at the knowledge of me not eating for a week. We arrived at Kakashi's house and he unlocked the door, letting me go in first.
"Your room will be down there. If you need me, I'll be down the other corridor. Also, I'm guessing you want to be in the ninja academy?" Kakashi pointed to two rooms.
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A young boy the age of 12 is first seen at a medical lab, captured and tortured by a man. With his freedom, he is seen trying to flee from his past, landing himself at the Leaf. Thrown into the academy and in team 7, there is only so much he can do...