Q:I enjoy how Kakashi is written and how he connects with different characters! I especially LOVE it when he's being brotherly to Naruto! Since Kakashi reads so much smut, I was wondering if he'd give Naruto a Sex-Ed lesson anytime in the future or when he's a bit older and ready? Or even better, team six teaching him 'how babies are made'? :P
Anon, thanks for your compliments. However, I’ve got to end this line of speculation here.
Naruto has a father who will handle all necessary aspects of his rearing and education. Naruto is also a very small boy. Any further discussion or speculation would be inappropriate.
Q:I adore Naruto's POV and how you get to see a totally different side of Kakashi. I'd love someone to nag him into doing those voices for the team :)
Anon, you are so sweet. Thank you. Naruto’s POV was a joy to write (and far, far easier than Ryouma or Minato or Kurenai, who are usually thinking at several different levels). And fond, amused, brotherly Kakashi is a delight to write with. We’re glad you enjoyed reading. :)
Alas, Kakashi will probably make his best effort not to let anyone on the team find out that he does excellent Captain Seaweed impressions. Fortunately Naruto is not quite so tight-lipped…
Q:How do you feel open/multi-relationships in ANBU Legacy? I read the non-canon one shot, and the idea of Katsuko/Kakashi/Ryouma is definitely intriguing. (Cough, I totally ship that.) Also, how about Kakashi/Rin? Or Kakashi/Rin/someone else? Any potential in that area? (I kinda ship that too. Although we’ve only seen her a few times, you actually give her depth and personality!) Thank you all for writing an incredibly entertaining and thoughtful story.
Anon, I’ll square with you. Basically we ship all the ships, depending on who we’re writing at the time, including open and multi-pairings. I know people have talked about Team Six being an OT5, and man, if I thought I could keep track of all the elbows, I would write that.
Kakashi and Rin do have some history in Legacy, which is going to show up onscreen eventually. Theirs is one of the few pairings that I will say is unlikely to have much future — mostly because they’ve already tried it once and the outcome was disaster and exquisite embarrassment for all parties.
Then again, we never considered tossing a third person in between Kakashi and Rin before. (A very BRAVE third person, my god. Can you imagine being the sandwich filling between those two scary, sharp-eyed geniuses?) And as Ki says, we always reserve the right to have a better idea. :D
Q:Will anything happen to Naruto in the near future? Since he's Minato's kid I'd assume that a lot of people would try to kidnap him or something and if enough people collabed, they'd be able to take out the guards while Minato was away or something. If something like this does happen, I'd like to see how Minato and Kakashi react!
There’d be some firework reactions if that ever happened, Anon. No spoilers, but don’t worry, we have some thoughts.
Q:Ah Hokage Kakashi would be awesome! Which brings me to my question-Will ANBU Legacy Kakashi ever grow into the manga/anime canon Kakashi? The current fourth shinobi war kakashi is a perfect fit for the role of hokage-but will ANBU legacy Kakashi be like him in a few years time in the plot? Or will he go down a completely different path?
Also, Obito is stone cold dead and cremated in Legacy, so he’s not coming back to stir up trouble in a decade or so.
Kakashi may end up the same laconic, capable, eye-smiley guy he is in canon, but he’s definitely getting there by a different road, and the landscape when he arrives is going to be radically altered.
But that’s the fun of an AU, right? :D
Q:I've always thought that canon-Kakashi didn't use combat-sealing because Minato never finished teaching him. Will ANBU-Legacy Kakashi be using seals more often? Also, is Minato training Kakashi to be Hokage? Or does he plan to keep the hat until Naruto becomes old enough? I love your world-building, characters, and storyline. Thank you all for writing!
Seals — almost definitely. There’s a lot of seal-work I’ve always wanted to explore and haven’t been able to yet, and with Minato and Jiraiya floating around in this world, it’d be a waste not to.
Hokage!Kakashi — one of the character ask answers kind of touched on that (scroll down to Minato and Kakashi), but I think the overall answer is yes and no. Kakashi might, maybe have the aptitude to be Hokage one day. He thinks five years, Minato reckons closer to ten or twenty. But the better question is: should he? Kakashi may end up being something quite special, but the weight of the Hokage’s hat could also crush him flat, and Minato is highly aware of that.
As for Naruto, right now Minato’s just waiting anxiously to see if he’ll spark chakra soon. Hokage dreams will have to wait a lot longer, I think.
Thanks so much for your questions, and your lovely comments!
Q:I really love the Minato and Kakashi father and son relationship!! I was wondering if you guys would ever consider writing out the first time they met?
Aww, thank you, anon! I’m so pleased to hear it.
We actually have written out a (non-canon) version of Minato and Kakashi’s first meeting, back when we were doing character asks. You can read it here.
The reason I clarify that this version is non-canon is because we may yet decide to actually write their first meeting for the main ANBU Legacy comm., or retcon it in other references. We don’t consider something canon for ANBU Legacy purposes unless it’s actually posted on the site; character asks and headcanons on the Tumblr are just the guidelines we use in writing the main threads, and our thinking is subject to change. We always reserve the right to have a better idea. :)