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Three of Kakashi's summon dogs are injured, and Kakashi has to leave on a five-week mission so isn't able to care for them. So, he decides to allow Sasuke, Naruto, and Sakura to care for them. Unfortunately the dog under Naruto's care, Guruko, isn't exactly happy with his arrangement.

However, as he spends time with Naruto, he learns more about the 13-year old blonde and what exactly life is like for Naruto.

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An Alternative Character Interpretation story written by Windschild8178 and told from the focus of Guruko, it is a well-written story that can invoke strong emotions from the reader.


Accidental Companions provides examples of:

  • Definitely Just a Cold: Naruto tries to shrug or downplay his illness.
  • Determinator: Naruto is a darker take on the trope, serving as something of a deconstruction, as him being so determined isn't doing wonders for his health.
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  • The Dog Bites Back: Eventually but it comes a bit too late.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Subverted. Sakura's 'funny abuse' against Naruto is shown to affect him severely.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: SO averted. It is all levels of wrong in the fic.
    • However, invoked in the author's notes. "One more thing. I'm not describing male on male. The rapist is a female for my sanity's sake..."
  • Downer Ending: Implied, assuming chapter 18 is supposed to be the last chapter, as Sasuke comes to an empty hospital room.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Naruto thinks he’s in one of these kinds of stories when it’s a completely different one.
  • Fair-Weather Mentor: Dammit, Kakashi and Jiraiya; you’re spitting all over Minato’s sacrifice!
  • False Friend: Naruto’s view on Team 7
  • Flanderization: Kakashi, Sasuke, and Sakura can be seen as this.
  • Freudian Excuse: Naruto, several times over. He acts up because he wants attention but, more importantly, he just wanted to be loved, as he doesn't have any parents and he's ostracized because he's a jinchuuriki
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  • Greater Need Than Mine: How Naruto sees everyone around him after years of being pushed aside
  • Gold Fever: In the sense of greed for money. It actually works out in Naruto’s favor.
  • Heroic BSoD: Naruto after Ino’s prank and the resulting reaction from the villagers.
  • I Never Told You My Name: Gives Naruto a real BSOD moment when a certain someone knew his name before he told them it.
  • In the End, You Are on Your Own: Naruto’s view after years of abuse and neglect by the entire village.
  • Jerkass: Kakashi, Sasuke, and Sakura, as they all treat him as a nuisance, push him aside, and, in the case of second, even beats him up when he's not able to fight back .
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Naruto needs to learn just when to stop struggling painfully and get a little help from some friends, though that’s not Naruto’s fault.
  • Loners Are Freaks: But it’s not like Naruto can help it; he’s tried making friends with Team 7, which failed.
  • The Millstone: Team 7’s opinion of Naruto, including Naruto's .
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The rest of Team 7 realize too late how badly they’ve messed up.
    • In Kakashi's case, he realizes that Naruto was trying to ask him for help and that the latter was sick the whole time, along with that, due to finding him annoying, he failed to help him.
    • After a prank, Sakura realizes how much that prank really hurt him, especially since she remembered that she never even apologized.
    • After beating him up, [[spoiler:Sasuke realizes why Naruto didn't want to fight him. When he goes to see him at the end, he finds an empty hospital room.]
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Sasuke delivers one on Naruto because the latter refused to fight him.
  • Not Even Human: The justification used for Naruto’s abuse (most of it).
  • Not So Different: Several of the characters think this, such as Naruto and Sasuke and Syne and Naruto. Now, as to the truths of the comparisons...

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