zhena + naruto   39

Live Wire by gryvon
Naruto, Iruka/Kakashi, AU. "Iruka opens the door expecting to find yet another assassin. He gets Kakashi instead." // 3K, Iruka POV, cyberpunk AU. Iruka, a retired mech designer, deals with an unknown mech sent to him for repairs by one of his "children," Naruto. Very cool and TOO SHORT.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  gen  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  AU  ref:robots  ref:cyberpunk  ref:humor  ref:UST  via:rikugou  au:gryvon  fandom:Naruto 
may 2019 by zhena
Not Exactly Shakespeare, or The Fine Art of Running Away by tuesday
Naruto, Guy/Kakashi. After Guy discovers that Kakashi really has been reading those books for the plot, he sets himself a new challenge. // 3.5. Here, Guy gets around in a limited way, but Kakashi never has. 'Best buds who put up with each others' weirdness' fics are great for me.
https://tuesdayfic.livejournal.com/5449.html?nojs=1&format=light
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMighto  ref:virginity  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:humor  ref:H/C  via:killaria  au:tuesday  au:everysecondtuesday  fandom:Naruto 
may 2019 by zhena
Rice by torch
Naruto, Kakashi/Guy. "Kakashi and Guy are on a mission. The mission isn't quite what they think it is." That is, Kakashi and Guy are sent to investigate a village that has requested an alliance with Konoha, and they sample the local cuisine. // 6.6K. Sex pollen via Torch-sama! :D
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMighto  ref:sexpollen  ref:first-time  ref:dubcon  ref:casefic  au:torch  au:flambeau  fandom:Naruto 
may 2019 by zhena
Phoenix by forgetme
Naruto, Kakashi/Guy. "Kakashi comes back to life. It takes a while. (takes place after chapter 450)" // 8K. Kakashi wandering around Konoha Crater, aaaangsting about how he never told Guy he was into him before he died (and generally being kinda useless), but now he can't seem to corner Guy to tell him anything ('cause he's busy being kinda useful).
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMighto  ref:pining  ref:angst  au:forgetme  fandom:Naruto 
may 2019 by zhena
Good Lives by jibrailis
Naruto, Gai/Kakashi. "Gai accidentally becomes first lady of Konoha." // 7.6K. Gai POV, post-postcanon. Gai gets dragooned into dealing with ceremonial and community stuff for Hokage Kakashi, and only occasionally lets resentment cloud his ever-sunny day. Interesting fic ... humor but also not.
Seiji looks doubtful. Jiro's even more curious. "What does the Hokage's partner do?"
"An excellent question!" Gai says. "A loyal companion of the Hokage might go to a gardening competition like this one and use his fresh and youthful perspective to judge the winner." A loyal companion might also invite the Hokage to his home every night, cook for him, allow him into his bed, and have sex with him, but that's not for innocent ears to hear. They're both men with certain physical needs, and this is an easy arrangement they've had for years. Kakashi needs someone to fuck, and Gai is convenient, always hanging around with zero probability of one day stabbing him in the dark. That's good enough to get by. Gai won't overstretch himself by asking for more. He already has more of Kakashi than he ever dreamed possible.
fic  kakashi/gai  naruto  futurefic  marriagefic  fluff  fanfic  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMaito  ref:postcanon  ref:accidental-marriage  ref:marriage-of-convenience  au:jibrailis  fandom:Naruto  via:exclamations 
may 2019 by zhena
Bind Me Tight by PandaFlower
Naruto, Tobirama Senju/Kagami Uchiha. "In which Kagami gets the upper hand by complete accident and Tobirama would like a divorce, please and thank you." Kagami sets traps around his hidey-hole with whatever comes to hand, but to his dismay snares a rival Senju -- in his bridal rope. // 15.5K. Kagami POV. Hadn't planned to read this as I only vaguely recalled one of the characters. But then I said eh, consulted the wiki, and read it anyway. It turned out to be really entertaining. In this AU, Uchiha clan tradition is bride-napping -- first lasso, next elope. Whoops...
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KagamiUchiha/TobiramaSenju  ref:accidental-marriage  ref:enemyslash  ref:H/C  ref:humor  ref:courting  ref:first-time  via:exclamations  au:pandaflower  fandom:Naruto 
april 2019 by zhena
A Road Leading Home to You by emlof
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. Iruka waits at the village gate for Naruto to spirit him off for his ramen reward, which morphs into a reward for Team 7. After Naruto and Sakura have both moved on, these welcome-back restaurant hops are down to just Iruka and Kakashi. // 13K. Kakashi POV. Not an exciting or innovative take, but its pretty readable. The slowest of slow meanders up to a relationship. (No smut.)
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:miscommunication  ref:H/C  ref:molasses  ref:first-time  ref:angst  via:anandarres  au:emlof  fandom:Naruto 
march 2019 by zhena
The Full Umino Experience by pentapus
Naruto, gen(ish), AU. Iruka and his teammates have been grinding their way up to toukubetsu jonin status when one day Asuma dumps two unwelcome noobie chuunin -- Ino and Shikamaru -- on them for practical field training. Meanwhile, over in Grass Country, Kakashi, well-known lead voice actor in a popular anime about ninjas, is unaware he's about to be kidnapped by some from Konoha. // 45K, fork AU, alternating Iruka and Kakashi POVs. Actually read this one before a few times, but evidently forgot to bookmark it. This writer's fanfics are always twisty and complicated and intricate and everyone's so consumed with political intrigue that they never get around to sleeping with each other. I've found that they get better after I've had a chance to stew on them a bit. In this one, a few forked events lead to completely different paths for some characters and similar paths for others. For instance, Rin is alive, and Iruka's mom is alive and retired (sort of), and much follows from that. Also lots of fun world-building, such as the Yamanaka Info Lounge and civilian calisthenics.
fanfic  Naruto  gen  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  AU  ref:fork  ref:plot  ref:role-reversal  ref:molasses  via:exclamations  au:pentapus  fandom:Naruto 
march 2019 by zhena
The Copy Ninja by JBMcDragon
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. (tl;dr:) Kakashi accidentally creates a seemingly permanent clone, and neither of them can tell who was the original. Meanwhile, one of them slept with Iruka then was an asshole about it; so Iruka is less than thrilled at having to serve as one of the Kakashi's temporary guardians while the investigation is underway.
Never has the term 'Copy Ninja' been so appropriate. Wandering home from a mission to copy a jutsu that makes other jutsu go wrong, Kakashi is pretty sure the world is out to get him. Imagine his surprise when he learns he's already been home for a full twenty-four hours. Except it's not him--it's a clone gone wrong. But when it doesn't vanish at injury, thinks of things even before he does, and not even Pakkun can tell the difference... Well, who's to say which is a clone, and which is the real thing?
Finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, Iruka is saddled with a ninja that might be a clone. Mind you, an earlier drunken mistake led to great sex and an awful morning after; being a clone would be Kakashi's just desserts, in his opinion. But as they spend time in each other's company, he realizes that he'd be sorry to see this Kakashi go--and certain the man is going to. How do you fight the facts when they're stacked against you? Not even a genius is sure of that answer.
// ~20K? Shifting POV btwn Kakashi and Iruka. Fairly long, interesting plot with a twisty who's-the-clone business, same olde skool epithet writing style as in the other fics. (All the actual smut is in the epilogue chapter, so it's skippable for a more ~gen experience.) I do like that there's less mental illness and a certain consistency in this one (e.g., Anko gets the same treatment Iruka likely got). Gai and the rest of the hounds really get short shrift in these...
Practical notes: Couldn't find this fic posted elsewhere, and some of the individual chapters have no links and/or tags; so URL is for epilogue, which has a complete link list for all chapters. (Also it's on the Wayback Machine if the LJ gets deleted.) Exclamations, thanks so much for pointing to the rest of the fics; I didn't know there were more.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:plot  ref:casefic  ref:pricklypair  ref:molasses  ref:H/C  ref:angst  ref:amnesia  ref:doppelganger  ref:oldschool  au:JBMcDragon  fandom:Naruto 
march 2019 by zhena
War Bride by rageprufrock
Naruto, Iruka/Kakashi. "Of all the people who could be acting weird about Naruto getting married, Iruka really hadn't anticipated Kakashi." // 6K. Misunderstanding with HEA fic. Nothing exceptional, but hey, new Kakairu so whatever. (I never boarded the Naruto/Hinata train, but all that's background traffic and ignorable.)
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:oblivious  ref:miscommunication  ref:established  via:popular  au:pru  au:rageprufrock  fandom:Naruto 
february 2019 by zhena
The Mirror Wheel Eye by pentapus
Naruto, Iruka/Kakashi. Assistant teacher Iruka gets menaced by a local legend, Kakashi, and winds up inadvertently sucked into deadly political machinations. He discovers two sides have been secretly vying for control of Konoha, and both view Kakashi as key to winning. // 31.5K. Fork AU, in which Konoha never fully recovered from the fox attack, and Kakashi was more or less disabled by the new eye. I followed the plot slightly better on this reread, but it's definitely not an easy read -- far too much gets elided (so no surprise that the responses in the fic comments contain lengthy clarifications of plot points). In spite of that, it's a rather atmospheric, dystopian-flavored take on/departure from canon. (And here, Iruka makes a terrible Mata Hari, and an even worse princess in need of rescue.) Smut-free, tho.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  gen  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  AU  ref:fork  ref:plot  ref:pricklypair  ref:politics  ref:H/C  ref:molasses  ref:paranoia  au:pentapus  fandom:Naruto 
october 2018 by zhena
A Thoughtful, Moving Exploration of Passionate Youth by thehoyden
Naruto, Iruka/Guy. "It said something about Gai that Iruka was actually unsure whether that was a line." // 3.6K. Rare pair! Here, Iruka got over himself much earlier re: Naruto, which snowballed in interesting ways. Halfway in I realized I'd read this one before, but a very long time ago. Really lovely fic of nice people in a believable, earnest, endearing (and funny) relationship (equipped with an eternal rival).
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:IrukaUmino/GuyMaito  ref:humor  ref:schoomp  ref:first-time  ref:fixit  au:Hoyden  fandom:Naruto 
october 2018 by zhena
Descent by Maldoror_Chant
Naruto, Kakashi/Guy. Kakashi's genin are apprenticed out, and Konoha is running short on jounin, so he accepts an ANBU mission to aid a Suna hunter nin. Guy's not willing to let him go alone. // 11K. Casefic of the really violent kind, complete with ninken. Kakashi POV (who turns out to be somewhat unreliable).
fanfic  Naruto  slash  gen  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMaito  ref:established  ref:casefic  ref:h/c  au:maldoror_chant  fandom:Naruto 
october 2018 by zhena
The Wheel by Maldoror_Chant
Naruto, Gen, Gaara & Kankuro. "Sunagakure. Still reeling from their defeat at the Chuunin exams and the loss of their leader to treachery. As if to take advantage of their weakness and disarray, something dark is stirring in the village. An old sin, an unbearable pain, is being brought to their door. And it is killing people. Oddly enough, it's not Gaara. But Sunagakure might take some convincing of that." // 12.6K. Plotty haunted house story. Gaara figures out how he fits into a village that seems to be slowly disintegrating in the aftermath of the Chuunin exam snafu.
fanfic  Naruto  gen  pair:SandSiblings  ref:plot  ref:mystery  ref:angst  ref:h/c  ref:horror  au:maldoror_chant  fandom:Naruto 
october 2018 by zhena
Hunter's Moon by Maldoror_Chant
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "Ninja live and die for their village. Ninja follow orders. Ninja hurt and kill those they are ordered to hurt and kill, including other ninja. Ninja will hunt friends and loved ones if ordered to." Iruka must make it across the village before Kakashi kills him. // 10.6K. Another of those fics that works out the full implications of the canon, and in a pretty interesting way. A lot of epithets to ignore in this one though. Really good for competency kink w/o exceeding the canon skill set as well.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:angst  ref:h/c  ref:established  au:maldoror_chant  fandom:Naruto 
october 2018 by zhena
Spring Fever by Maldoror_Chant
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. In view of getting laid, and after appropriate investigation, Kakashi asks a schoolteacher out on a date. // 9K. Alternating POVs. Not much happens aside from the date (so more gen than not), but the characters are peculiar enough that it's fine.
"So, how was your day?" Kakashi asked, as if he'd once read a book on the art of conversation and this was chapter one.
"...It was fine until somebody showed up in my classroom and called me a pansy."
Kakashi scratched the back of his head. The eyelid of his visible eye drooped as if in effort at remembering what he’d said three hours prior. "I said you weren't a pansy. Didn’t I?"
"You said I wasn't quite the pansy you thought I was."
"Oh yeah, that's what I said."
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:humor  ref:banter  ref:UST  au:maldoror_chant  fandom:Naruto 
october 2018 by zhena
The Perfect Trap by Maldoror_Chant
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "The dog was trying to get Iruka's attention. It seemed to want to drag him away from the safety of the schoolyard and off to the Forest of Death. Was someone in trouble?
Yes, it turned out a genius Jounin had gotten himself caught in the perfect trap." // 18K. In which Iruka solves a puzzle. Seems like an early fic, given the amount of epithets, but readable. Zero smut, no relationship per se. Also featuring a thoroughly exasperated Pakkun.
fanfic  Naruto  gen  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:preslash  ref:UST  ref:pining  au:maldoror_chant  fandom:Naruto 
october 2018 by zhena
Break in the Routine by Maldoror_Chant
Naruto, Kakashi/Guy. After a late-night discussion with a drunken Anko, Guy seizes upon her suggestion for a novel challenge for his Eternal Rival: the best lover! The trouble is, Guy's never had sex before. He's still confident he can win! Even as Kakashi's headed for the hills. // 18K. Any fic with Guy's bound to be odd, but this one is also oddly adorable (and oddly not explicit, given the topic). It sets up the ensuing relationship really well.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMaito  ref:rivals  ref:first-time  ref:virginity  ref:humor  ref:banter  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  au:maldoror_chant  fandom:Naruto 
october 2018 by zhena
The Life and Times of Hatake Kakashi, Nukenin by Whispering Darkness
Naruto, gen. "In the sealed scroll he finds a Bingo Book – his own page marking him as an S-class nukenin with flee-on-sight orders. 'Ok. That is definitely different.'" After Kakashi's Kamui is distorted back on him by an enemy jounin, he winds up time-displaced in a parallel dimension. // 18K. Plentiful typos and SPAG errors aside, it's fun, interesting. Kakashi finds the missing nin lifestyle pretty liberating but can't turn his back on his future genin team. WIP, but per au note won't be finished. What's there is fine.
Also on AO3: https://archiveofourown.org/works/2469131
fanfic  Naruto  gen  ref:timetravel  ref:dimensionalswap  ref:fixit  ref:banter  ref:humor  ref:pitofvoles  au:WhisperingDarkness  fandom:Naruto 
october 2018 by zhena
The Bijozakura Seal by megyal
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "Kakashi and Iruka are bonded together, entirely against their wishes. While Iruka begins to deal with it, Kakashi still has... doubts." // 38K. Soul bond fic. I'm not really into this trope, but this one's so-so. I dunno what it is about this author's fics, but they all feel old-school and the characters seem shallow to me. (All exterior links inside the fic are dead.)
Just read this one again. The underlying plot isn't bad per se, but I still find the two main characters unappealing and the general writing style rather flat and offputting.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:meh  ref:soulbond  ref:pricklypair  ref:angst  ref:pining  ref:first-time  au:megyal  fandom:Naruto 
september 2018 by zhena
The Way of the Apartment Manager by Elizabeth Culmer (edenfalling)
Naruto, gen. "When Naruto moves into his own apartment, the Third Hokage asks Ayakawa Yukiko, the building's owner and manager, to look after him rather than leaving him completely on his own. Yukiko is a mostly retired ninja, but Naruto catalyzes her to change her life. Then those changes snowball out to the rest of the village." // ~160K, two novels (second is an unfinished WIP) plus assortment of short side fics. It's plotty, intricate, with a lot of fixit and thinking about how the society works, which is the sort of thing I can't get enough of. The main OFC is a pretty great character as well; her work to get to and pass the chuunin exam, keep an eye on Naruto, and later work on a case herself is all fascinating. It's too bad that we'll never find out how it ends. Last updated in 2015, so doubtless won't ever be finished. But what's here is absolutely worth reading -- though I wish, v.v. much, that it would be completed. I want to know what happens, grah.
fanfic  Naruto  gen  AU  ref:canonish  ref:angst  ref:humor  ref:backstory  au:ElizabethCulmer  fandom:Naruto  ref:plot  ref:fixit 
september 2018 by zhena
Getting a Rise by JBMcDragon
Naruto, Iruka/Kakashi. After Kakashi overhears Iruka discussing his attributes, he assumes Iruka's a fan club member and decides he's sufficiently hot to be rewarded with sex. This effort goes as well as one would expect: soon half the village is chucking produce at Iruka for mistreating Poor Kakashi. // 10K fic of misunderstandings and smut. This version of Kakashi is not only pleased to be seen as the Village Hero but also willing to take advantage of it. The sex here is more coerced than otherwise, verging on noncon. Also needed more description of Iruka's version of Sexy no Justu...
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:miscommunication  ref:pricklypair  ref:humor  ref:pretendcouple  ref:dubcon  ref:oldschool  au:JBMcDragon  fandom:Naruto 
september 2018 by zhena
The Kakashi Mission by JBMcDragon
Naruto, Iruka/Kakashi. Because Iruka is a patient, well-liked teacher Tsunade assigns him the mission of befriending the village's most insane ninja, who she refuses to clear to rejoin ANBU until he's been minimally socialized. After further acquaintance with the subject, Iruka isn't certain he, or anyone else, is up to the task. // 70-80K? Olde skool, alternating POVs; Rin Lives!, so a mild AU. This version of Kakashi doesn't necessarily contradict canon and maxes out the strange scale: bad case of OCD, unaddressed childhood traumas, severe paranoia, no concept of friendship, and a trollish sense of humor. Interesting tho. Note that the flashback of Kakashi's father's suicide is one of the most disturbing scenes I've ever read. The links inside the fic to the final chapters go to the cut versions; you have to return to the main index for links to the porny versions. (NB, if the site disappears, the fic's also on the Wayback Machine - checked it.)
Most people, upon meeting Iruka, thought him to be a very pleasant and polite man. And he was. However, much like Gai was the most melodramatic man in Konoha, and Sasuke had been the most brooding teenager in Konoha, Iruka had the worst temper in Konoha. But unless one had taught Iruka, or Iruka had taught them, there was no way of knowing this.
Kakashi had done neither of those things.
Iruka was working hard to control said temper. "Kakashi," he said quietly, in a voice all his students knew meant they were a hair's breadth from dying and now would be a good time to either offer mangos or start making a hasty retreat, "did you hit me over the head, knock me out, and bring me here?"
Kakashi, who didn't know that tone of voice, and didn't keep mangos in his apartment anyway, only smiled behind his mask. "Actually, I hit a nerve cluster. It's for dinner."
"Why would you kidnap someone after they've already said they don't want to have dinner with you?" Iruka roared, twisting out of the rope and flying to his feet. "You stupid, arrogant, conceited, stupid--"
"You already said that," Kakashi said, backpedaling.
"Doubly stupid!" Iruka yelled. "Take me home! Now!" He supposed he actually could get home on his own, but it was the principle of the thing.
"But..." Kakashi looked truly confused. At least as confused as someone could be while wearing a mask, and with only one eye showing. "Dinner." He pointed at the little table.
The little table that had sharp chopsticks on it.

* "Skin," http://tentative.net/JBMcDragon/library/dojo/skin.html Iruka and Genma get drunk, for logical reasons. // <1K, Iruka POV, set somewhere in the middle.
* "All about Sex," http://tentative.net/JBMcDragon/Hidden_Village/allaboutsex.html <1K, Iruka POV. Left to his own devices at Kakashi's place, Iruka investigates Icha Icha Paradise.
* "Safely Home," http://tentative.net/JBMcDragon/Hidden_Village/safelyhome.html Kakashi POV. Kakashi returns from a mission and works on his issues on Iruka's bod. // ~1K, PWP.

* "Former Lives, https://jbmcdragon.livejournal.com/286024.html After Iruka tries to kill Naruto -- for no reason he can even articulate -- once he's cleared for hostile jutsu, he gets worked over by the interrogations division and assigned an ANBU guard: Kakashi. Then things get weird. // ~20K, full-length followup fic (directly after "Safely Home"), wherein it is revealed that Kakashi isn't the only one with deep-seated mental health issues: "normal teacher Iruka" has his own peculiarities. This is a fairly intense whump fic, complete with torture, injuries, and hospitalizations. One thing that interests me in these fics is the overwhelming business-like practicality of everyone -- Iruka's penalty is based on how much it might upset Naruto, who's considered to be extremely valuable for the village.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:angst  ref:ptsd  ref:humor-noir  ref:mental-illness  ref:awkward  ref:miscommunication  ref:molasses  ref:dubcon  ref:first-time  ref:h/c  ref:possession  ref:torture  ref:oldschool  via:exclamations  au:JBMcDragon  fandom:Naruto 
september 2018 by zhena
Recommended for Admission by pentapus
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "The war ends. Iruka gets promoted. Things go differently for Kakashi." When Iruka gets to try ANBU on for size, he must also deal with a frustratingly retired Kakashi. // 25K, AU-ish. Read this before and wasn't sure I liked it; it has a lot of noncanon stuff sprinkled throughout that derailed me a bit, but thinking of it as an (mostly)everybody-lives!AU mostly clears that up. It doesn't really do the work to set up a romance, but ... eh, handwave, the twisty plottiness makes up for it, I guess. (No smut.)
fanfic  Naruto  slash  gen  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:plot  ref:conspiracy  ref:spies  ref:miscommunication  ref:UST  au:pentapus  fandom:Naruto 
august 2018 by zhena
Breaking and Entering by pentapus, tucuxi
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "Kakashi notices an intruder in Iruka's apartment, and finds rather more than he bargained for." // 16.6K. Casefic, after a fashion. Subtle, rather neat fic that focuses on Konoha's uncertain relationship with the new Mizukage's administration in Mist; the pairing is in the background. (I'm also not entirely persuaded in this context that they're after the wrong person, given one of the anime eps; I like that sort of ambiguity.) Pentapus art up top.
fanfic  Naruto  gen  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:casefic  ref:politics  ref:spies  ref:established  au:tucuxi  au:pentapus  fandom:Naruto 
august 2018 by zhena
How to File Form 39-B by thehoyden
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "The first time Iruka met Hatake Kakashi, he was still on some pretty good painkillers." // 10K. Have reread this a few times in the past. The premise here is that they've vaguely known each other via Naruto from the start. This somehow leads to a three-bedroom with modcons, a semi-permanent Naruto, and a far=too-frequent dinner guest. Very slow-mo romance, fun trope onslaught, including at least one major dustup.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:molasses  ref:miscommunication  ref:first-time  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:H/C  au:Hoyden  fandom:Naruto 
august 2018 by zhena
Needs by paxnirvana
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. Iruka doesn't know him very well but lets Kakashi pick him up in a bar one night. A one-night stand multiplies into several of them, and Iruka starts thinking maybe that's not enough for him. // 25.6K. Iruka POV, a v.v. long, v.v. readable PWP with feelings.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:PWP  ref:first-time  ref:established  ref:fuckbuddies  au:paxnirvana  fandom:Naruto 
august 2018 by zhena
Touchstone by paxnirvana
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "Unexpected advice and village rules conspire against Kakashi." Here, as an active-duty jounin, Kakashi must register a mandatory "touchstone," a legal third party who'll keep an eye on his medical / mental / social health -- a job no one wants in his case. So, understandably, the passing acquaintance he dragoons into the role this time around is less than enthusiastic.
"Iruka-kun, other than the shocking rudeness he’s displayed by nominating you without asking, do you have some other, more substantial, reason to refuse to assist this jounin?" Tsunade says calmly, steepling her fingers in front of her face now and fixing the chuunin with her most steely gaze. Kakashi knows that the forbidding pose is to help her keep from breaking out into a smug grin. She’s a crappy gambler for a reason.
The trap is sprung. "N-no, Hokage-sama," Iruka says, his tone muted, his defeat clear to him now.
"Good. It should only last a few months at most anyway. The brat is incorrigible. But bear in mind I won’t accept your resignation for at least a month. I have faith in you, Iruka-kun. Do your best!"
// 12K. Unexpectedly wonderful, enjoyable fic that trucks heavy additional world-building weight on the side by meditating on how Konoha society could actually work. Kakashi POV (largely oblivious to his own motives), and loads of dog/ninken content, which always makes me happy. Funny with a persistent undercurrent of sadness, no smut, but HEA of the preslash variety.

ETA: Still thinking about this one. Another interpretation could be that Kohona's famous, genius jounin, an exemplar of *their* ninja way of life ... is an emotionally stunted sociopath with an unrelentingly tragic past. Which everyone's aware of but him. Which makes Jiraiya ten kinds of asshole for pointing him at an innocent bystander by way of containment move. HUH. I'd say the same for Tsunade, except I think she's actually trying to balance Iruka's best interests as well; he's in desperate need a more appreciative, less homicidal SO, and Kakashi could potentially latch on and grow into that role. So OTOH humorous situation, OTOH ... really not.
via:akaelissa  fanfic  Naruto  slash  gen  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:plot  ref:humor  ref:oblivious  ref:miscommunication  ref:dogs  ref:best-of-rec  au:paxnirvana  fandom:Naruto  ref:stalking 
july 2018 by zhena
Catching Lightning in a Bottle by flailinginlove
Naruto, Iruka/Kakashi, AU. "Iruka gets a little more than he bargained for when he summons his first demon." // 10.5K. So Iruka's a small-time wizard who's trying to summon his first demon. He's aiming to get a puppy, but, well. Wow, v.v. porny magic AU.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  AU  ref:fantasy  ref:magic  ref:knotting  ref:soulbond  via:esther_a  au:flailinginlove  fandom:Naruto 
april 2018 by zhena
Accept No Substitutes by flailinginlove
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "After the war, Naruto tries to play matchmaker. Kakashi finds a loophole that gets him out of the date. Iruka is less than impressed." // 4K, fun, with lots of stabbing.

* Reject All Substitutes, https://archiveofourown.org/works/17264777 "Not all of Kakashi's plans are genius ones." // <1K. Iruka's persuaded to send in the clones as well.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  via:esther_a  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:humor  ref:dating  au:flailinginlove  fandom:Naruto 
april 2018 by zhena
Sanctuary by greenkangaroo
Naruto, Sand Siblings, gen. "Temari would not have chosen the Red Sands Playhouse to make their stand. Or, the inevitable aftermath of a parent's death, a failed mission, and an uncertain future." // 5K. Temari POV. Starts directly after the failed chuuin exam invasion where most of Suna regards Gaara's state as a prime opportunity to dispose of him, and proceeds through ensuing events. It's a world-expansion type fic that focuses on the puppeteer faction, and on the siblings realigning their relationships to encompass Gaara and his tentative attempts to be human. It's pretty amazing and touching.
via:theodosia21  fanfic  Naruto  gen  pair:SandSiblings  ref:ep-related  ref:angst  ref:conspiracy  ref:families  ref:politics  fandom:Naruto 
april 2018 by zhena
The Bingo Book by flailinginlove
Naruto, Iruka/Kakashi. "Kakashi avoided relationships. He didn't want to put others in danger. So he couldn't understand why there was a face staring back at him, as a sub-entry to his own, in this Bingo Book. 'Umino Iruka (lover)' the caption read. It didn't matter that it wasn't true. The Book was fact, and to Kakashi's enemies, Iruka had just become a weakness they could exploit." // 65K. Naruto-free, alternating (mainly Iruka) POV, getting-to-know-you fic, with a mystery/case plot foundation. Basically, when lots of people think you're conducting a secret affair with someone you barely know, it leads to obvious problems when you're suddenly plonked into someone's revenge scheme. Fic-logic solution: Pretend to be in that relationship to catch the villain! That's always good times. (But I figured out who the mole was immediately. /sigh)

Enjoyable read, tho I'm mildly irked by practice of inventing Special Princess Powers for unpowered charas to make them Worthy of Interest; normal people are sufficiently interesting w/o upgrades imho. At least this example actually had a bit of thought go into the choice. In general, fic = some humor, some angst, some (eventual) porn. Dunno why I didn't have a bodyguard tag yet.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:casefic  ref:mystery  ref:pretendcouple  ref:bodyguard  ref:molasses  ref:first-time  ref:ninjas  ref:undercover  ref:spies  ref:paranoia  au:flailinginlove  fandom:Naruto 
august 2017 by zhena
Speaking to Machines Who Listen Poorly by pentapus
Naruto, gen(ish), AU. "Iruka didn't know where he was or how he'd gotten here, but he knew Uchiha warships were very bad news. He resented the implication this stranger kept making that Iruka had done it to himself." // 7K. Space opera AU, rather cool. Some possible Kakashi/Iruka background goings on, I think. But sort of thing that you'd like to be longer than it is.
fanfic  Naruto  gen  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  AU  ref:SF  ref:amnesia  ref:angst  via:theodosia21  au:pentapus  fandom:Naruto 
april 2017 by zhena
What Isn't Broken (Can Still Be Fixed) by Elizabeth Culmer (edenfalling)
Naruto, Sasuke/Naruto, gen(ish). "Madara lied about the eye transplant's effects. Captured and brought back to Konoha, Sasuke must adjust to blindness and his unexpected survival."// 24.5K, fork AU, Sasuke POV. So a taciturn, antisocial, angry asshole Sasuke is living as a paroled prisoner out of Iruka's spare bedroom and patiently awaiting his chance for ultimate vengeance, and no one, especially not Naruto, is going to change that. (Which turns out for him about as well as one would expect.) Worse, Sasuke's community service track takes an unexpected (but entertaining) turn. It's a mildly plotty, engrossing read. Pre-slash-ish.

* "With a Vengeance," http://archiveofourown.org/works/137744 Backstory, 1K, gen. Naruto shows up at Sakura's hospital with an unconscious, broken Sasuke. She fixes him.

* "More Sins Than Comdemnation," http://archiveofourown.org/works/137745 Backstory, 3K, gen. Iruka suddenly finds himself volunteered to be an in-house parole officer.
via:sumeria  fanfic  Naruto  slash  gen  pair:NarutoUzumaki/SasukeUchida  ref:fork  ref:rivals  ref:disability  ref:unreliable-narrator  ref:curtainfic  ref:kidfic  ref:molasses  au:edenfalling  au:Elizabeth_Culmer 
march 2017 by zhena
The Earth Doesn't Move by mostlyharmless
Naruto, Sasuke/Naruto. "Years after Sasuke has come home to the village, he still doesn't really fit in very well. Naruto thinks maybe it's his turn to wait for the olive branch. All the ramen is an added bonus." // 5.7K, Naruto POV. Here, grown up Naruto and Sasuke continue to thump each other and generally act like assholes to each other, while drifting into each other's orbits and puttering around in each other's flats. This really works for me. Naruto equivalent of EWE (so not mostly armless). A little mildly lulzy smut.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:NarutoUzumaki/SasukeUchida  ref:EWE  ref:rivals  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:first-time  au:mostlyharmless  fandom:Naruto 
march 2017 by zhena
Killing It by dawnstruck
Naruto, Sasuke/Naruto. "A year after Jiraiya's death, a new 'Icha Icha' volume gets published. Self-declared Number One Fan, Hokage Hatake Kakashi, grows suspicious, but keeps buying them anyway." // 16K. Could def use a stiff proofing itself, but fun anyway. Kakashi POV. I dunno how to tag this. Also dunno where my old Naruto bookmarks are squirreled away.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:NarutoUzumaki/SasukeUchida  ref:established  au:dawnstruck  fandom:Naruto 
march 2017 by zhena
Excuses Solve by Jaguar
Naruto, gen. "His father’s wisdom was that excuses solved nothing, but getting to the root of the problem and fixing it would." Iruka's overworked and underpaid, working at the academy, on the missions desk, and on an academic degree at the university in the capital. But first he must help fix the critical obstacle presented by poor handwriting on mission reports. Somehow. // ~3K. Full to dripping with basic SPAG errors, which makes reading it a trial. This is labeled preslash, but it's 100% gen and focused entirely on the administrivia of running a ninja hidden village. Weirdly enough, I adore that sort of thing. I love nuts-and-bolts fics that try to parse out the details of how a canon world works for the characters who live in it. This is definitely one of those: sucks as fiction, works great as meta.
fanfic  Naruto  gen  pair:KakashiHatake|IrukaUmino  ref:worldbuilding  au:jaguar  fandom:Naruto 
july 2015 by zhena
Opening the Roads by thehoyden
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. After the previous emmissary was assasinated, Iruka is drafted to be Konoha's next envoy to Kumogakure for a new treaty because he speaks their language. But he and his assigned bodyguard have different ideas about how the mission will proceed. // Set while Naruto is off with Jiraiya. Fun, and gives Iruka an interesting backstory. I think I've read this one before?
fanfic  Naruto  slash  ref:backstory  ref:politics  ref:ninjas  ref:undercover  ref:spies  ref:clash  ref:bodyguard  au:Hoyden  fandom:Naruto  ref:first-time  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino 
june 2015 by zhena
Baby Animals, Weddings, and Other Things Not Normally Associated with Uchiha Sasuke by graphiteandsoul
Naruto, Naruto/Sasuke. AU. Sasuke finds himself eating right, training his own set of student ninja, adopting a cat, and sharing his living quarters. This is all Naruto's fault. Somehow. The undercover wedding mission included. // A post-Pain arc curtain-fic, weirdly enough. Even just setting aside the utterly wtf aspect of Sasuke and his entire crazy-ass Taka team settling down with dayjobs in Kohona, we're left with the problem six OCs who have no distinguishable personalities or speech patterns (plus wtf moving in with one's teacher?). For the purposes of this fanfic, it's best to view them as a single, six-headed giggling teenager and move on. 'Cause, otherwise, this has always been my favoritest flavor of Sasuke, a taciturn, grumpy-ass recluse type who feels that if he just continues to ignore Naruto loudly invading his life, it may stop happening. :D
First posted: http://graphiteandsoul.livejournal.com/8271.html
fandom:Naruto  via:sumeria  fanfic  Naruto  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:undercover  ref:kidfic  ref:curtainfic  ref:yenta  au:graphiteandsoul  NarutoUzumaki/SasukeUchida 
june 2012 by zhena

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