Ah, what a lovely evening for these two people enjoying the sunset at the top of Sunagakure no Sato's walls. Truth to be told, it was a marvellous sight although it could get old pretty fast if you spent as many evening shifts guarding the gates as Shiro did. But he didn't complain. He was after all getting paid to watch sand and dust, as well as a pretty sunset every once in a while. What easier job could there be in the world? Shiro would like to stay a Genin FOREVER if it meant getting paid to do this kind of work. Unfortunately, the evening shifts to guard the walls and gates were the most popular ones- it was the one period during the day when the sun rays weren't scorching hot. Of course there were also no sun rays during the night, but Sunagakure no Sato's nights were incredibly cold due to...well, the desert, and being at the top of the wall during then was a nightmare.
Sadly, today Shiro hadn't managed to get the evening guard shift. Something about getting distracted by birds and being blown off the top of the walls by a sudden wind breeze a couple of days earlier. At least he had managed to save himself, but the top brass in the military had figured it would be less shameful for Sunagakure no Sato's military if he fell from the top of the wall to his death during the night. That would at least give them an opportunity to clean up before everybody saw the mess. So he was now the only Suna-nin with night shift exclusivity! Shiro didn't mind it, tho. It made him feel special. Everybody knows the bad guys always attack during the night so if they placed him there they must have been recognizing his abilities! He was an optimistic dude. But at the same time he figured out he needed to stop trying so hard- if they promoted him he'd need to go on more difficult adventures and that meant less time to work on his puppet workshop!
But if he was working the night shift, what was he doing climbing the walls at this hour? Well, he was picking herbs. Not many plants grew in the harsh Sunrise Desert, but some of the rarest that did, did so on Sunagakure no Sato's walls. The stubborn green bastards would break through the stone and sprout there, eventually blossoming into beautiful flowers and an artistic "Fuck you" to nature and anyone tasked with the maintenance of the walls. But he wasn't doing maintenance, no sire. Shiro's parents owned a flowershop inside the Heavenly Gardens and these herbs were very important not just because they were pretty but because their petals could be used for medicinal purposes. But to Shiro's parents, they were important mostly because they kept Shiro busy and out of trouble for a couple of hours. OR SO THEY THOUGHT! Fools.
But Shiro couldn't just use the wall-walking technique to walk up the wall! Not after the incident... people were very hesitant to let him go to the top of the wall during the day now. So instead he manually climbed the rocky sand structure from the outside and in a place a fair distance away from the gates. This way no one would see him (in theory), and no one would be able to sense him using climbing technique (clearly he'd not paid attention to the academy class where they taught students that chakra signatures can be sensed unless suppressed. He had been suppressing his sleepiness). And thus he could just slowly climb up to the top while picking herbs on his way and putting them away in a small bag he carried open on his back.
So as miss Kara and mister Kai opened up their wine bottle, a hand showed up. A sudden intrusion on the horizon, suddenly coming off the edge of the wall. Slowly but steadily, Shiro would raise himself from the side over the edge to the top of the wall, rolling over a couple of times and laying there, back to the rock and face to the sky. His face was dirty, and he had dust all over himself. His cheeks were a bit sweaty but the only thing he managed to do when he scrubbed his right sleeve against them was to put more dirt on his face.
Clearly not noticing the two people about 3 meters away from him, he spoke loud and clear. "What the hell did people do before chakra? Train monkeys to carry them to the top of their walls?
Jeeesus By the Sage that was tiring!"
Only then would he turn his head to the side and notice the two people there. "Oh shit, they're onto me already!" was his first thought as he quickly got up and ready to run. But at this point he would suddenly stop himself. He noticed a familiar
face pair of glasses!
"Oh hey look it's Kai!" he was legitimately happy to see him. Kai was a man of few words, but none of his words had ever been "GET THE FUCK DOWN FROM THERE YOU TWAT!". So he definitely had points for that.
Shiro would look in the direction of the sunset and then back at Kai and Kara. It seemed the cool kids club had yet another member whose name started with a K. Seriously, did his parents not get the memo or something? Either way,
KShiro became aware of what the two of them were doing there. And, as it it had to be with him, made a completely oblivious comment.
"Oh hey, you finally realized what sunglasses are actually for, Kai! Awesome dude, I'm so proud!" He would make a thumbs up with his right hand. One might think Shiro was mocking Kai, but he was not. Shiro was simply so optimistic that when he saw Kai using the sunglasses to actually watch a sunset, he jumped the gun and assumed this was a super important achievement for Kai, and became genuinely happy for him.
Like is befitting of the
gentleman caveman that he was, after acknowledging his friend's presence his attention focused on the lady all the food they had and how beautiful she was he was god damn starving. "Oh you have food! I'm so hungry from the climb. You're the best, mate."
He would approach the two of them and the food carefully laid out on the ground, but not before taking off the open bag on his back and dropping it next to Kara with some of the medicinal plants falling partially off. He would shamelessly sit down in between the two of them and grab one of those pieces of food with a name that starts with K (COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT), take a bit and start munching, while his gaze went from Kai to Kara, back to Kai, then to Kara again, and then back to Kai.
And at this point, it clicked! He swallowed up the food he had in his mouth quite rapidly and with difficulty , and with a shortness of breath he spoke while widening his eyes. "OH! You're on a daaaaaaaate! I get it now! Good for you Kai, she's very pretty! You never cease to amaze me man!" he would pat Kai's arm a couple of times while smiling.
Seriously if you've read thus far and you're still surprised this was Shiro's reaction after "clicking", you're in for a treat because then he would turn to Kara. "You took a really good one miss, let me tell you! I once accompanied this man in a fight against an entire den of bandits, at night!. Now I couldn't see much because the place was poorly illuminated in the middle of the desert, but this brave soul took them on, with sunglasses on! I'm telling you, they don't make them any braver than him. I'm Shiro by the way..." Poor Shiro thought he was helping Kai. And truth to be told, he wasn't lying at all. There was honesty to this story.
"Oh, but are you alright? You seem a bit pale..." He'd already done fucked up with Kai, but Shiro wouldn't be Shiro if he didn't somehow accidentally fuck up with everyone he could find at any given time and place. He would reach for the bag he had been carrying and offer it up to Kara. "Here miss, you can have these. They're really good for you if you boil them and drink the tea. I have been picking them during the entire afternoon so they're fresh, and they'll have you up to shape in no time, you'll see!"
Shiro was optimistic to a point that made him seem stupid [s]all the time[/s] at times. But he was also gentle and kind hearted. He had never been outside the Land of Wind, and due to its recent history Sunagakure didn't receive many foreign visitors. So he had never seen someone with such a light skin tone. But he did know people could get super pale if they were sick! And there was no way in hell he would let Kai's girlfriend be sick if it depended on him! He could always get more herbs tomorrow, perhaps on the other side of the walls
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