They collapsed to the floor of the shower still clinging to one another. Kakashis voice cracked when he finally spoke, I almost . There was this kid and I almost . Just an innocent little kid He trailed off, and Iruka closed his eyes, trying hard not to think about how much worse this would have been if Kakashis training had completely taken over, and hed killed the child.
"Shh, ashele, shhhhh. Iruka whispered into the silvery hair, It's okay, I promise it's going to be okay." Hed heard this tone in his voice before, usually when one of his students came to him with some dire problem that had left them crying, like Kakashi was now, the sobs wracking his chest as the tears blended with the trails of water from the shower raining down on them. Iruka nuzzled his face into the soft hair, rubbed Kakashis back in gentle circles, and continued whispering words of comfort until the water started to turn co