The scene was rather cute — Han, the big man that he was, offering a defenseless little animal oats. It brought a smile to her face. If he could be this way with people, if that were even possible, would it be even more amusing?
"Maybe you’re just not that scary to animals," she suggested, smirking at the notion.
"I do not see why. I am large, and clearly dangerous. A tiger scares away its prey. Perhaps this animal has no self preservation instincts?" Unlikely, given that it was the size that it was. Perhaps it understood that Han posed no threat to it? Maybe. But he had no idea how to understand this creature, and understood it even less as it leaned against him.
Nodding, Temari went off in search of food for the camel. It didn’t take long — shortly after she left, she returned with a bucket of oats, offering it to the tall man. It was no secret that Han didn’t like people much. She noted, though, that he’d never used threats or violence against her. Shrugging off the thought — she was sure it meant nothing — she kneeled down, petting the small camel’s head. It payed her no mind: Han was the one it was fixated on.
Han in the meantime, he crouched down, as if mentally trying to get the camel to leave him and go do camel things. Sadly, he was no psychic, so the camel just sort of stood there idly wagging its tail back and forth as if swatting flies. When Temari returned, he gave her a thankful nod, before offering the beast a handful of oats; and somehow it still didn’t fear him. “I do not understand why it does not fear me as people do.”
~A gift for you
Han had absolutely no idea what to do with the stuffed toy, but he wasn’t about to throw away the rare gift that he was given. Instead, he found himself a box, and put the toy in it so that it wouldn’t get damaged by the elements. He sort of liked it… but he didn’t know why.
I keep seeing sasuke with that dinosaur and I think that someone should really give Han a stuffed animal or something.
It seems stupid and silly, and he’d probably say as such, but I can imagine him sitting in his little hut and taking really good care of it, but he wouldn’t know why. Maybe it is because it was a gift. Or maybe it’s because it appeals to a part of him he shut away his entire life, but he wouldn’t easily be able to part with it.
She shrugged. “They eat things like dates, oats, grass, wheat. They aren’t really that much maintenance, and they can’t be picky in the desert. They’re a lot like horses, really. Horses of the desert.” She kept her smile to herself. It seemed to her that he was slowly softening. At least, he was towards the camels.
"Seeing as I have never taken care of a horse, that doesn’t exactly help me. Do we have any of those things around? It’s staring at me and seeing as I cannot simply make it stop in the traditional way, I suppose I need to give it something else to focus on." Han’s way of dealing with people who stared at him was to intimidate them and then use violence if they kept at it. But this was a baby camel. It hadn’t done anything wrong, it didn’t even know better or understand him or what he was. All it understood was food and shelter and other basic animal needs, and that was something Han understood as well. He didn’t have a reason to hate it like he hated people; it wasn’t like a camel ever wanted to do him harm for no reason.
"Oh, hush. It’s cute! Just let the little thing have its fun." It was always amusing to watch the young camels follow Han around. The blonde got a kick out of it, each time convincing her more that he was the Camel King.
"I am glad you think so." He looked down at the creature, which in turn looked back up at him. What on earth was he going to do with this beast? "Well, what do they eat? I cannot have it following me around if I do not have anything to feed it." Well, might as well do what he could for it. Was he actually being kind to another creature?
"Just hold the damned baby camel."
"But it won’t stop following me around. Make it stop." Seriously, the little thing was constantly following him all day. He kept trying to get it to stay with the others, but it was following him like he was its mother or something. Which he wasn’t.
"Rogue? Would you even have a thought like that about me? Still its a nice thought, me as Tsuchikage. I bet I could make Iwagakure a great place! We’ll be much stronger than the Leaf and even the Cloud, how does that sound Han? Still, I would have a long way to go till I think I about that, Gramps is after all still alive…Knowing him he’d be upset if he knew I was trying to take his job"
"I did not say that you would. I simply said that as long as you did not. The possibility is always there, even if you never take it. As for your ideas, we are already stronger than the leaf or cloud individually. It is not strength that this village needs right now. If anything, it needs change."
The slug simply contracted and expanded her body until she maneuvered herself off the desk and across the floor to start a journey of height and slime of the mountain of a man. “I don’t need to bond with Lady Tsunade, Lord Han, and I am supposed to stay with you. “Let us go to the flower field.”
Han sighed, before picking up the slug and putting it back on the desk. “Look, you need to control the Hokage’s drinking, and help her with her paperwork. You don’t need to stay with me. You’re a strong, independent slug that doesn’t need no man.”
“Lady Katsuyu is not a liar.” She did however have a teasing side, but the Iwagakure native would find that out soon enough. “Also, I wouldn’t try to hurt her or she’ll simply melt your armor, and do try to stay out of the sun. She has sensitive skin.”
“Come Lord Han. Lady Tsunade is a busy woman and there are choice dandelions behind the academy. We should go before it lets out the children pick them all.”
"I had no intention of doing battle with her. I came here to return her to her, because she is yours and has no business following me around." Which he knew that she did not. So he did the rational thing and put her on the Hokage’s desk. "Now, I am certain the two of you have bonding to do together."
Whiskey colored eyes focused on Lady Katsuyu, before glancing back up at him. “She’ll leave when she wants. Give her dandelions next time. She likes those best.”
“It’s true Lord Han. I also like daisies and even sunflowers, and Lady Tsunade feels you need someone to keep you company. I volunteered.”
Han looked between the slug and the hokage, not buying any of this. “I think the slug is lying to me. I think she just wanted free food, and you’re covering for her.” After all, if Hokage thought that a giant hideous acid-spitting body dissolving slug would be someone that Han would find adorable… she was actually right.