January 11th, 2016

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Host and Hound by Pentapus

Title: Host and Hound
Fandom: Naruto
Pairing: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka (Implied)
Categories: Supernatural-style AU, Family
Length: Short (2600 words)
Warnings: Supernatural-style AU

Author on LJ: pentapus
Author Website: Tumblr Dreamwidth

Author’s Summary:
They stop for gas in Ely, Nevada, a small town with three casinos and a restaurant that promises to serve Iruka dinner in an old jail cell.

Review:
This fic is a short Supernatural-style AU, with Umino Iruka as a hunter and single parent of Naruto.

Host and Hound captures one of the most relateable aspects of Supernatural - the endless desperation of surviving on uncertain income with no support in a wide empty world delimited by rest-stops and motels between the monsters. As the Naruto world is oddly lacking in stupidity caused by tiredness and desperation, seeing Iruka in such straits is oddly compelling and Naruto's cheerful optimism is a nice contrast.

Host and Hound