Itachi fawning over his s/o who's playing with a puppy and wondering how he got so lucky to have them
Thank you for the request! Sorry for the long wait.Hope you like it. I’m more of a cat person than a dog person, so I hope this sounds ok.
Itachi’s and Reader’s New Pet
The heat of the summer’s sun shone down on your head as you were making your way home from the market with Itachi at your side. You enjoyed having him accompany you. It wasn’t often that he was allowed to take breaks from his Anbu duties to spend time with you doing trivial things, such as shopping for household items.
The bag that you usually carried back to your house was now resting in Itachi’s hands. The lack of it felt odd, but you were glad he was there with you.
“Did you hear that?” You spoke up suddenly, cutting Itachi off to listen closely.
Itachi paused, immediately identifying the sound of a panic animal as you located the direction to where the sound originated from. You rushed forward, your brain finally processing what the sound was before Itachi could answer you.
Itachi followed your pursuit of the sound leisurely that was a mixture of a wail and whine, shifting the weight in his hands.
When you finally came upon the object wailing, you weren’t at all surprised to see a small dog wailing in alarm. The dog’s head was trapped between two bars in the fence of an abandoned lot. The dog cried out and whimpered louder at seeing you, fearful.
“Easy there, boy. It’s okay,” you cooed sweetly, your heart clenching at the sight of the dog.
The dog looked to be no older than a year judging by the sheer size, it was as small as a microwave. The young dog was of a sandy blonde color from what you could tell because most of its fur was tangled with dirt and grim. You knew instantly that this dog was a stray by the state of the dog’s appearance and the lack of collar around its neck.
You offered your hand up slowly to the frighten dog to its nose for it to sniff. The dog’s wailing ceased at the action, unsure what it should do. Tentatively, you inched forward after letting the dog smell you, when Itachi’s voice of reason spoke up.
“I would be careful. You never know what frightened dogs will do,” Itachi advised, calmly. He stood at a distance observing you and the dog.
“He’s just a pup. Help me get him out,” you stated, unafraid.
Itachi didn’t argue and placed the bag he was carrying down. The dog’s eyes widen more at Itachi. Its tail ducking between its legs, slightly shaking.
You extended your hand out further, lightly scratching at the dog’s head as you began to coo.
“It’s okay. We’re going to get you out of there. You’re such a good boy. I might just take you home,” You babbled sweetly, keeping the dog calm as Itachi worked on unscrewing the pole.
“He might have fleas,” Itachi tried to object.
“Oh! We’ll just have to take you to the vet first and then bring you home,” you spoke cheerily to the dog, countering Itachi’s objection.
Itachi peered down at you briefly; he saw the kindness and warmth behind your eyes as you petted the dog. The dog was becoming rather calmer and Itachi witnessed the few small licks the dog gave to your hand. You giggled at the slight kisses the dog gave you, and Itachi realized how much joy radiated from your face by interacting with this dog.
He knew then that he was not going to argue about the dog. If you wanted to keep it and make it yours, Itachi wasn’t going to fight about it. He would not deny you any form of joy that could brighten your spirits. Plus, the more Itachi thought of it, he thought it might be best if you had a pet.
He knew of the lonely days when he was at work would drag on for you. How there were some days you came home to an empty house. Itachi always wished he could change that. To greet you when you came in with a warm meal and a swift kiss.
That occurrence was hardly possible unless he quit Anbu, which he wasn’t willing to consider yet. So, a companion to keep you company while he was away, sounded like a good solution. The pet of your choosing could make your days less gloomy and Itachi wanted you to be happy, always. You deserved all the happiness for all the joy you brought him. He knew he was lucky to have you. With that thought in mind, Itachi unscrewed the bar and removed it from the fence.
The dog’s head was finally free and it quickly moved away from the fence that had trapped him, running. You were sure the dog was going to high-tail it and never look back, but it did. The dog after trotting around with its new-found freedom came back to you, its tail wagging excitedly and tongue sticking out happily.
You smiled brightly, crouching down to pet the dog’s head adoringly.
“Awe, you’re so cuteee,” you complimented overjoyed as the dog let you scoop it up in your arms.
The dog was beaming too and lifted its head in an attempt to lick your face in gratitude, making you giggle.
“Let’s take you home little guy!” you proclaimed, already marching forward.
“Vet first,” Itachi reminded, evenly. He had picked up your bag already, following after you.
“RIGHT!” you mentioned, turning sharply to the left to take your new dog to the vet.
The corners of Itachi’s lips turned upward in a light smile at your excitement, knowing he could get use to this new addition to his family.