Groaning, “What does reading books in the Academy have to do with being a ninja? We should get some real training around here!”
One of the Legendary Three Ninja and known as the Toad Sage, Jiraiya of The Village Hidden in the Leaves.
"You’ve come to the right man. What’s your issue?"
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)
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The young pinkette settled herself into her fathers lap tucking herself into his chest. Ever since she was a baby this was her favorite spot in the whole world. Her dad was so huge compared to how tiny she was that being in his arms was shelter, protection and most importantly love.
Growing up daughter to two legendary Sannin was not going to be easy. Before she was even born there were already expectation of her and predictions to what type of potential she would inherit from her parents. Because of this kids often teased and bullied her always pushing her to show them what she could do.
Truth was Sak was growing up as ordinary as any child. Yes she was getting formal and informal training in school and from her parents but her parents never pushed her limits in order to force some grand power out of her. They wanted her to grow up as normal as possible because if anyone knew what their daughter would be facing in the future it was her parents.
"Ohhhh, you know, I’ve been okay, I guess," she huffed slightly now clinging onto her fathers front shirt. "I really missed you daddy."
His lips pouted into a small frown at the girl’s reaction. Clearly something had been bugging her, but with him gone and her mother always so busy with her duties, she must have not had anyone to help her through the problem. It was unfortunate, but that was the circumstances they all knew she would face. He just hoped she’d soon make friends so she wouldn’t be so lonely when the two of them were absent.
"Has something been troubling you?" He asks as he gently pinches her cheek then cradles her closer to him. As tough as Jiraiya tried to make himself out to be sometimes, he couldn’t hide his soft spot for children. And his child, well, she was his biggest weakness.
Taking a note from Tsunade, he planted a kiss on her forehead. ”I missed you too Sak. But you understand why I’m always away, right? With each mission, we get closer to finding the answer for peace. Then I’ll be able to stay home all the time and you won’t have to miss me.”