He could feel Kakashi following him from behind which made him want to pick up the pace more, his feet connecting heavily with the ground as he made his way up the street.
Some things never change, but most of them have, even thou it was never admitted there was no denying that the two of them were in some sort of relationship. He didn't want to let it bother him but the jealously monster was fuel by what it seemed like to him Kakashi's attempts to rub it in, taunting him with what he never had nor ever get.
All this time he had been fine no thoughts of the past besides the rare occasion where he used to reminisce but as soon as he laid eyes on her again the sickening feeling returned. Things has become so muddled in his mind he didn't know what to think. The only thing he knew was that he overreacted.
Tears stung his eyes as they started flowing again, he didn't want cry any more the constant reminder he got as a child reminding him that only the weak cry. Using the back of his hand to wipe them away Obito stopped waiting for Kakashi, they were certainly going to have to have a talk before they got back...that's if he went back.
The silence continued on for a while longer. Kakashi was rarely one to start conversation, especially when it came between him and Obito. That is, unless Obito put himself in a position where Kakashi could taunt him.
Thinking about all the things Kakashi had put Obito through made the silver-haired man frown. That was no way to treat a friend, rival or not. And yet...she chose me?
Not wanting to endure the painful silence anymore, he decided to speak up, no matter how stupid he sounded. They were getting no where with saying nothing, "Hey..." The words failed to come, but he forced them out anyway. 'Listen...Sorry, about back there and all."
"That's all right. I...I shouldn't have acted so childishly" he replied trying to best he could to cover up the hurt in his voice, turning his back to Kakashi trying to wipe away the last of his tears. He couldn't take one of his cracks about him being a cry baby at that moment. "I'm over it"
Trying to play it cool Obito ran his fingers through his hair slicking it back but instantly ruffed it back up, sliding his sunglasses back further on his head and continued walking. He wondered why Kakashi of all people would be apologizing to him, he bet he would never have and that Rin somehow had in influence over it.
Dragging his feet along, Obito looked down at the ground. "Just tell me straight what is going on with you two?" He couldn't even make any kind of eye contact with the silver-haired man, he feared the answer.
((OOC: this is so depressing...WE NEED PRON! *points to avatar* XD))
"No...it wasn't your fault." Kakashi frowned, images of Rin flowing back into his mind at the question. Knowing that no matter what he said, Obito would be displeased, he replied, "Rin and I...I suppose we're..." He rubbed the back of his head, trying to think of just what to say, "...I guess you'd call us a couple?" In reality, Kakashi really didn't know what to call the relationship between him and Rin. But it was definitely beyond simple friendship, that was for sure. A strange feeling built up in Kakashi's heart, tugging on it painfully sometimes whenever he was away. Especially when he found out that she was kidnapped.
He sighed, hoping Obito wouldn't become depressed over the fact that they...had feelings for one another. If that's what one would call it.
A couple...that what he thought, at times there was a fine line between friendship and relationship and just from what he had observed, they had definatley crossed over past the friends tag.
"Yeah I thought that would be it" he dejectivly replied kicking a rock down the street. Sighing he looked up at the night sky trying to focus on the beauty of the moon shining between the clouds rather than the news he had been told but he couldn't help but hear the words 'a couple' in his head repeating like a broken record.
"I'm happy for you two you know, specially since Rin has always liked you" His extended neck made his hard to swallow, what he was going to say next was going to make it even worse. He didnt want to say it but in his mind this would be for the best. Looking back down at the ground Obito rubbed his eyes before placing his hands in his pocket and slumping his shoulder. "Do you think this is a bad idea then...you know Rin wanting all of us to be together. I think it would be better if it was just the two of you"
Kakashi grunted, slightly peeved that Obito would suggest such a thing, yet knew what he meant. Should Rin and he ever 'go farther' with their 'relationship,' who knows what would happen?
"Thanks, but you're not going anywhere, but with us." He smirked, hoping Obito would understand how much they want him to be there, how much they need him to be there. Sure things may have started out rough...really rough, but Rin needed him. He was her only source of light after what Kakashi had put her through.
Perhaps, now was a good time to tell him...
"Obito...there is something you must know." Kakashi paused, his eyes flaring for a moment in anger, but quickly subsided into sorrow. "Rin...she's hurting. It's because of me."
"W-what!? What the hell are you talking about?" Obito was stunned by the silver-haired man's words. How could someone like Kakashi ever hurt Rin? He was an asshole and all but he was never around her, he had just been the centre point of all the abuse.
His stare rose from the ground and fixated on Kakashi, there was no usual happy face this time, no big smile that he used when he was nervous, just dead seriousness.
The bruise, her face...she told him it was a patient that got out of hand but he didn't believe her story, she might have thought she was good at lying but her eyes gave it away. Eyes never lie. No it couldn't be related to that Kakashi would never physically hurt Rin let alone a women...would he?
Black eyes narrowing as he glared at Kakashi making sure he had direct contact with him as he growled "What did you do to her?"
"The worst." He didn't know any other way to explain it. When he saw Rin's expression on her face after firing that bullet, after watching the chunk of metal lodge itself in Dominique's throat, after an unearthly gurgle emitted from the demonic woman's throat, a red liquid flowing from the wound and her mouth...
Kakashi shuddered, all the images playing back until a moment of pure darkness flowed through his mind. Blinking away the horrid memories, he raised his eyes to Obito, ashamed to even face him. "Rin...she's in pain. Though she may hide it, she only does so to prevent us from worrying about her." Glancing away, his silver hair flowed away from his face, revealing the scarred eye that appeared to be stained with blood. A characteristic that disturbingly fit the older male all too well. Death followed him, leaving sorrow and misery in its wake. And the fact that it brought misery to Rin, just pissed him off even more.
"Many things happened while you were gone, Obito." Kakashi forced himself to continue. If Obito did not know of the troubles he caused Rin, perhaps Rin would never get well. "I...I was a part of an underground mob. Somewhat related to a mafia of sorts." He ran a hand through the thick clump of hair on his head, trying to ignore the sudden memory of his father drowning in his own blood. "I worked part-time in delivery for the black market, the other times..." His hand shook slightly, "I was a hired assassin. I took the lives of many 'traitors' to the mob. One of the best. Perhaps that is why, Dominique, my boss, herself, came after me, however..." Kakashi took a deep breath before saying this, "They took Rin as bait, and since protecting Rin was my top priority, I told her to do things that I never wanted to make her do. I handed her a gun...and I told her..." His eye stared menacingly at Obito, anger flaring in his dark, red orb, "to kill Dominique. And she did. It was a quick kill, but a kill nonetheless."
He dragged his eye away, shutting it tight as if in pain, afraid to look at his friend. However, would Obito be his friend any longer?
His brain couldn't fully comprehend everything that was just said, it was just an initial state of shock, he couldn't even move. Trying to speak his mind all Obito could manage was move his mouth but no words would come out.
"..." How could he be so stupid?
After a minute of standing in a dazed state and running through what he just was told it finally hit him, not the part about Kakashi's job, not about the mafia and all the associations but there was one part that stood out the most...Rin had killed.
Driven by fury Obito lunged at him roughly jamming his forarm into the silver-haired man's throat driving him backwards into something...anything he could find that would help pin him down. "You are an idiot, how could you do that? How could you get her to do something like that? You're a fucking idiot" He thought he would have been more responsible, the level headed one of the group suddenly in his mind was the stupidest one.
He looked for some kind of explaination why Kakashi would do such a thing but he didn't know if he would want to hear it, he could only think of Rin and the trauma she must have...no would be going through.
Kakashi knew Obito would react in some way like this, so he simply lay there, preparing to be pounded into a bloody pulp. "If you're going to hit me, do it." He stared at the dark-haired Uchiha before him, his blood, red eye peering deep into his obsidian orbs, taunting him. "What can you do, Obito? What can I do? It's over, we can't rewind and do it over again." He tried to maintain his stoic expression on his face, still staring at Obito, hoping to get a completed reaction out of his friend. Obito was rigt, he was an idiot. Yet, he needed to be told he was an idiot from someone else, and though he wanted to hear those words from Rin, he knew she could never bring herself to say such a thing to him.
Even thou he wanted to do it, even thou he thought that Kakashi deserved it, Obito just couldn't take it any further. He wasn't worried about getting the beating of his life from the man, he knew that if Kakashi was willing to retaliate then he would be left in a pool of his own blood on the ground but he couldn't rationalise why beating the crap out of him would make anything better. What could he do? Kakashi was right anything he done could not erase thier actions.
Dropping his hold on the man Obito backed up away from him, turning his back and went straight over to the wall opposite to him, slamming his fist against the surface hard.
"Damn it Kakashi why...why did you have to tell me" Crouching down Obito rested his forehead against the wall, his hand clasping the side of his head trying to make the thoughts of the situation go away.
"What happens if someone comes after you two, I'm sure that someone will want revenge" Using the back on his hand to swipe away the oncoming tears Obito looked over his shoulder at the silver-haired male. "I don't want to lose my only friends not now"
"I know..." It was true, Dominique was but a small part in a whole, larger operation. There was only a small matter of time before they would find out about her death and come after her killer. In this case, they would suspect Kakashi and not Rin, thankfully. So at least that danger was out of the way. "But, if anything they'd come after me. This is why...she needs you, Obito."
He stared at Obito's back, not confident enough to look at his face. "She lasted without me before, but I don't know if she can handle it alone a second time."
"Don't you dare say that" Obito growled jumping back up to his feet. "Don't you give up so quickly like that"
This time Obito didn't hold back as he stormed over to Kakashi, balling his hand up into a fist and with one swift movement swung his fist around straight into the jaw of his best friend. After the blow his knuckles went numb, tingled and then throbbed not realising that had punched him that hard.
"You can't do that to her, I won't allow you to do it. Do you think that is what Rin wants? Me being here does not change anything" His voice had raised up that much that anyone nearby would have clearly heard him, he was frustrated with the way Kakashi was acting, it was like he had given up all hope on himself.
"If I have to I will help you. I will never leave a friend in trouble" At least in that situation he did have something to offer him instead of being a nuisance, Obito would bet that he was clearly better at handling weaponry. He had spent years down the shooting range to improve his accuracy and if it came down to it he would die for him if it was to keep Rin happy.
Using the back of his hand, he wiped the spit that managed to escape from his lips. Rubbing the soreness forming in his jaw, he shot Obito a glare, but let it fizzle down into just plain irritation. He did deserve that after all. "You know...you won't be much help if you come out dead." He spit a little blood, most likely from biting his cheek upon impact with Obito's fist, causing him to grunt.
"Do you even know what you're dealing with, Obito?" Sure they had been the best of friends as children, but now...
Kakashi was different. Sure he still maintained a simple, stoic expression on his face, however it was less often than before. He grew less cocky over the years due to experience as an assassin, learning that it was not wise to act like a smartass when pointing a gun to a highly dangerous human being.
Dominique was one matter, but the head of the family? No one knew much about him, but either way he was extremely dangerous. It wasn't often, but when top family members were labeled as "missing," one knew what exactly happened to him. However, in the same way they take care of their family members, they will take care of him. And it would be no small wearhouse with a mere six people...
Obito shrugged turning away from him pacing back and forth, sure he didn't know the extent of what was going on and frankly didn't really care.
His job was to protect others, it didn't make a difference who it was. That feeling of justice he could never get rid of even after he had left the job, always standing up for anyone who he came across who was in trouble. But then again he was a failure, he had abandoned his beliefs so should he just drop them now?
"I don't care, I have no one left. But then again I am useless anyway right? At least father had the decency to say it to my face" Although he may have seemed like it on the outside, on the inside that person he used to be had been lost after leaving them. "I might come out dead but if there is the chance that you will be alive then so be it"
"Don't be stupid. Think about Rin." Yeah, 'think about Rin,' yet look at myself! Kakashi stared at the gravel of the street, trying to think of what to do. "There's no way I'm going to let you die. If you come along, you're getting out alive. No heroics." He crossed his arms, finally scanning his blood-red eye over Obito, tauntingly, "And I mean it, no heroics."
He already made Rin cry...twice, yet no matter what he did, he would probably make her cry a third time. But a fourth, he hoped it would never reach a fourth. "We're up against a huge number of highly skilled assassins. They are a mafia of sorts. A tightly knit family. And I, or should I say Rin killed one of their members." He frowned, his mind fighting to stray from Rin, "And Dominique is nothing compared to the others."
Stopping still Obito crossed his arms listening intently to Kakashi's explanation on the possibility of what they might come up against. His thoughts ticked over thought through any kind of scenarios that might come up.
Whoa that is a sudden jolt back into cop mode
"What is the probability of them trying to go after Rin again?" The rest of them for the time being wouldn't be a bother, she was definitely his...their top priority.
"It's possible, but considering there were no survivors that know of Rin, improbable." Kakashi closed his eyes contemplating this, nodding when it would make sense. "However, there is a much greater chance that they will come after me, so in turn, Rin may be in danger once again." He frowned, knowing Obito wouldn't like that ounce of information.
"So, you see, the only thing I can do to ensure Rin's safety is to leave. But I promised her I wouldn't, so I'm in a bit of a dilemma at the moment." Dilemma...is that what this is?
Kakashi blew the silver hair that fell before his eye away, wrinkling his nose from being tickled. "So, what do we do now?"
"Hmmmm" Obito chewed on his bottom lip thinking of an answer, things had certainly became more complicated, his emotions had been taken to extreme happiness and anger all in that one day. Who ever thought that seeing them again would become so turbulent.
"Lets not worry about this until the time comes, I mean it might not even happen right?" And if at least it did they might be some what prepared for it. "And absolutely no leaving, you got that" Obito fake glared at Kakashi trying to prove he was serious but there was no ground behind it.
Poking his tongue out at his best friend he smiled, it had become too depressing for his liking. "Cause if you do I will track you down and bring you back myself" Now that part he was being serious about even thou he wasn't showing it.
I still hate you for doing that but I can't let it effect us, Rin must never know that I know.
"Come on lets get going. We still gotta get my stuff and go by a shop and get that newspaper and some drinks for me. I really could use one right now"
"Perhaps, if we're lucky." He highly doubted it though. Dominique gave the mob huge profits. And without her, who knows how their pockets would respond? Most likely, not to our liking.
Kakashi smirked at Obito's attempt at lightening the mood. "Fine, but...if Rin does become endangered because of me. Get her as far away as possible. I don't want to see her hurt again." He looked sincerely at his friend, before nodding towards the direction they were originally walking. "Let's go then, slowpoke. What are you slowing us down for anyway?" His smirk grew wider, almost a smile, but a pretty pathetic excuse for one.
Obito nodded in recognition, if anything was to happen he would make sure that Rin would be out of the line of fire so to speak.
Continuing walking Obito huffed at the comments about him being slow "I didn't slow you down I was ahead of you remember"
Taking a deep breath in and sighing out loud he began to think if the situation would really work between the three of them. There would forever be that doubt just plaguing the back of his mind, would thier friendship be affected by this? He didn't want to know.
"Just over here" Obito pointed out leaving Kakashi on his own as he ran in through the doors and upstairs.
((OOC: Damn the Panties!))