Grin and Bear It
Summary: “It’s nice to see that she’s gotten over her infatuation with you.” “This isn’t funny.” In which Karin is over-protective, Sakura is amused and Sasuke broods. [SasuSaku Festival 2017 – Day 8 – Prompt: “Protective of Us”]
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Warning: Spoilers for pretty much everything up to Naruto Gaiden.
Canon-Compliance: As close to canon as fanfiction can possibly be. With a few personal additions :P Takes place during the Blank Period.
Fanon-Compliance: Takes place several years before An Inch of Gold and Unplanned.
AN: This scene pretty much jumped into my head when reading the prompt. I wanted an example of Karin being awesome in a SasuSaku fic for once. Also, for those of you waiting for my Day 7 Prompt, it’s still coming. It’s just taking me a little longer than expected to work out the final kinks, but if I can’t at least finish the whole thing, I’ll probably upload the first part of it tomorrow or the next day, as the first part still fits the prompt.
Beta Reader: Sakura’s Unicorn
“If you don’t let me hold my child, I swear I’ll –”
“What? You’ll what?! Stab me in the chest again?”
“Besides, you can’t hold her – you’ll drop her.”
“I will not drop her.”
“Your hand and forearm are broken, you big idiot. Never mind the fact that you’ve only got the one, so excuse me if I’m not going to take that chance! You can hold her when Sakura’s well enough to heal you.”
“If you would just –”
“No. Not gonna happen. Nuh-uh. I’ve healed your ungrateful ass for the last time!”
“Karin, I think –”
“Shh, Sakura. You should be resting. Your healing abilities aren’t going to kick in again if you don’t get some sleep.”