Requiem for Atlas, ch. 3Chapter Three: To Be HumanMore Like This
Gaara stared up at Kankuro's hat as he followed him down the Suna's dusty streets. For the past three days, Kankuro had stayed off his injured leg, and Gaara had honored his promise to his brother by not training. However, in order to prevent Taro from discovering he was sleeping, Gaara had refused to sleep for the past three nights. As a result, he had begun to feel fuzzy-headed and found himself wondering why his brother's hat had cat ears. Did cats ever notice this? Had a cat ever accidentally pounced on his head?
Gaara shook his head, trying to clear his mind. This evening he and his siblings had been invited to Councilman Daisuke's home for dinner, and Gaara had done his best to act normally throughout the meal. Fortunately, he had never been one to talk much, and Kankuro and Temari had handled his part of the conversation as usual. Now Gaara, who wa