Title: Love, Karate, and the Things We Lose to Find Ourselves
Team L: Writer - @crying-gay-tears, Artists - @l1ldraws & @animetrashmuffin
Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Angst, Divorce, Post-Divorce, Gun Violence, Stalking, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Emotional/Psychological Abuse, Domestic Violence, Minor Injuries, Kidnapping, Anxiety, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Parenthood
Summary: After years of working as a child and family social worker, Iruka Umino decided he was ready to start a family of his own, and his college sweetheart turned husband Mizuki Touji was cautiously along for the ride. When an emergency case came across his desk one day, Iruka knew he'd met his son. That's how two year old Naruto found his way into their lives, and for a brief moment, Iruka held everything he'd ever wanted in the palm of his hand. Or so he thought.
Before he knows it, Iruka has a rambunctious 7 year old on his hands. Parenthood isn't easy, neither is his marriage, but he always manages to maintain his carefully constructed life. But when Naruto starts acting out at school and at home, Mizuki's already thinning patience runs out and things take a turn for the worst. Caught between an angry spouse and a distressed child, Iruka is at a loss for what to do until he stumbles across a newspaper ad for karate classes. He thinks he's found the perfect solution; an outlet for Naruto and a reprieve from the trouble at home.
When they enter Konoha Martial Arts Studio for the first time, Iruka has no idea how the handsome and kindhearted instructor Kakashi Hatake would change their lives forever.
CW: Domestic abuse/violence, kidnapping, stalking, gun violence, implied/referenced child abuse
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