There's Fanfiction About Us!

Written by Self-Proclaimed KingofDDR

"At any rate, we should use this time to recover the chakra we used on the bridge. Tazuna already agreed to let Haku stay here until this mission is over, so she and Naruto will be sharing a room with me." Kakashi said, giving Naruto a look that told him it was not debatable and he WILL be sleeping inside for once.

"You gotta love how 'trusting' Tazuna is," Asuma said. "I mean, letting someone who once tried to kill him stay in his house? Genius."

"To be fair, she did slay her former master right in front of him, so she might have switched sides for real," Lee pointed out.

"I'd rather it be that she and Zabuza were tricking Toolruto into letting his guard down. Then she kills Tazuna in the dead of night, slips away with Zabuza undetected, and Toolruto feels like a fucking idiot for trusting her so damn quickly," Tsunade said, then sighed afterwards. "But then, this story might start to become good."

"Alright, if that is all I think I'm going to take a nap." Haku announced as she got up and Tazuna offered to show her Kakashi' room.

The group quickly broke up; Sasuke left mumbling something about getting stronger and was obviously followed by the pink lovesick puppy, while Kiba went to play with Akamaru in the woods. Apparently, the smell of blood on Naruto and Kakashi wasn't their favorite odor.

"Gee, ya think?" Kiba snarked. "Take a damn shower, ya tools!"

Akamaru yipped in agreement.

"Kakashi, I need to talk to you about … a personal problem. Care to take a walk?" Naruto asked.

"Um? Sure. But if it's about Haku, I need to warn you that I'm not the best person to talk to regarding relationships." Kakashi said as he followed the blond out of the house.

"You got that right, asshole," Ino quipped.

"Hell, even the real Kakashi kinda sucks at relationships," Asuma said.

The Copy-Nin shrugged. "It's true."

"Don't worry; I'm not going to ask you questions you can't answer." Naruto assured him.

"Questions I can't answer, huh?" Kakashi thought with a sigh as he followed Naruto into the woods. "If only I was allowed to tell who your parents were… but I promised the Sandaime not to until he said you're ready…"

"What was that, Kakashi?" Naruto asked.

"…Crap, I didn't say that in my mind, did I?" Kakashi replied, playing along.

"So, what do you want to ask me about, Naruto?" Kakashi asked as they stopped.

"Well, I'm pretty sure you know already, considering who your sensei was." Naruto smiled.

"You want to ask me about the Yondaime?" Kakashi inquired cautiously.

"Yes, I would like to know more about my father." Naruto grinned at the silver-haired jounin' reaction.

"Well, for one thing, he wasn't a condescending piece of shit like you," Kakashi said.

"I thought that it was just because of his genes!" Naruto protested, also playing along.

"You knew? How? Since when?" Kakashi asked; he certainly didn't see this coming.

"Yes, I was told by a talkative fox" Naruto smirked at both Kakashi' and Kyubi' reaction. "As for when, I was five years old, Inu-san"

"How did you know my former ANBU codename?" the jounin asked even more amazed. "Did the Hokage tell you?"

"No, I'm just good at picking up scents. That and your unique chakra signature" Naruto replied.


"Even though he would be NOTHING without the Kyuubi! HAIL TOOLRUTO! HAIL HIM!" Tsunade roared.

"Well, since you already know who he is, I'm sure Hokage-sama won't mind if I tell you more about him. Though it would be better to do this after this mission." Kakashi agreed.

"Yes, I know just the compound with the right atmosphere and privacy" Naruto grinned.

"Then it's settled." Kakashi smiled.

"Yep, we'll…" he suddenly stopped as he received information from some of his clones. "Hm, they found the hideout, but it has some sort of barrier around it. Nothing we can't get rid of, but it would be better to keep it until we've dealt with the bandits. It seems to be empty, too." Naruto informed.

"Alright, let's go inform the others" Kakashi said and began to walk back until he heard Naruto swearing. "What?"

"Hurry, the teme is back early and I don't like the look on his face!" Naruto exclaimed as he ran past Kakashi, Shundou-ing as soon as he had enough space.

When he landed in from to of the door de hurried inside, looking for Sasuke and Sakura. Not seeing the, he tried to sense them and Shundou-ed to the bottom of the stairs when he realized they were entering Haku' room.

"Sigh…well, strap yourselves in, boys and girls. It's time for your daily helping of retarded bashing!" Ino said.

"It's not even worth getting angry about anymore, really," Sakura shrugged. "If the author had any common sense, he would have had the characters he's bashing get the hint by now. In fact…"

She abruptly stood up. "Fuck this fic. Both this fic, and the author. I'm gonna go for a walk around the village; maybe get some training in on the side. Come and get me when a GOOD story is on that laptop." With that, the Kunoichi walked out of the house, washing her hands of the whole thing.

As he got in the doorway he paled seeing the two with their kunai in hand about to strike the girl. Without a second thought he thrust his left hand forward and called out "Emitam!" releasing the dozen arrows of lightning he kept sealed in his left hand for emergencies.

The small orbs of lightning slammed into the two offenders and pushed them away from Haku, who had woken up at his shout. The girl quickly backed away from the now paralyzed duo just as Kakashi appeared in the room besides Naruto.

"What do you think you're doing, teme?" Naruto growled out.

"Fuck if I know. I was just suddenly overcome with the urge to kill this girl, even though Kakashi made it perfectly clear that there would be consequences if I did such a thing," Shikamaru said in an uncanny impression of Sasuke's voice.

"And I'm just along for the chance to get into Sasuke-kun's pants! I would NEVER question something like killing a new ally or anything!" Ino said, sounding like Sakura.

"What does it look like?" Sasuke spat, trying to get his face off the wooden floor. "I'm killing the enemy!"

"You stupid, arrogant, useless bastard! How many times do we need to tell you in order to get it through your thick head? Haku is NOT our enemy!" Naruto growled as he picked the Uchiha by the collar and slammed him into the nearest wall.

"Naruto!" Kakashi called out.

"What?" he replied, looking over his shoulder.

"And then Kakashi ran him through with a Lightning Blade, ending the world's greatest threat before it could grow its influence to other nations," Asuma said.

"That's what I would've done," Tsunade said, nodding in approval.

"Tie him up and follow me. We're not letting them cause any more trouble." Kakashi said as he picked up a tied-up Sakura. Fortunately, one of the lightning arrows had hit her in the face, thus resulting the current silence. "I'm sorry, Haku, I should have kept an eye on them..." Kakashi began.

"That's nice and all, but can you get out so I can put some clothes on?" Haku interrupted with an edge in her voice.

Both Kakashi and Naruto blinked and looked at Haku who was covering herself with one of the bed sheets. Looking towards her bed-roll they saw most of her clothes next to it. Without another word, the two took their prisoner and left, all the while avoiding looking at a now smirking Haku.

"And what, pray tell, does this bitch have to be smirking about?" Kiba said.

"Maybe she's smirking because she can't believe how STUPID these people are for trusting her so quickly, and that she's glad that Toolruto kept Sasuke and Sakura from killing her before she could pull off her plan," Shikamaru suggested.

They took Sasuke and Sakura to an empty room and tied them to a support beam made of metal. They also made sure they were far enough from each other and had their hands apart so they wouldn't perform the escape jutsu. Still, one problem remained...

"I'm an Uchiha! An elite! How dare you lowly bastards treat me like this? I'm gonna..." he never got to continue as a small orb of lightning hit him in the face, knocking him out.

"Shizune, you did a great service by knocking out Sasuke before we went further," Ino said.

"Why are we still reading this in the first place? I mean, seriously," Chouji asked. "We know it's just gonna get worse and worse as we go on."

"You know what…you're right. Tell you what, everyone who wants to keep reading, raise your hand," Shikamaru said.

No one made a move.

"Everyone who wants to stop reading and delete this fic from the Laptop's history, raise your hand."

Everyone raised both of their hands. Including Shikamaru himself, and Sasuke and Tenten, who were still knocked out.

"That settles it, then. Chaos Mage, farewell. You shall not be missed," Shikamaru declared, going back to the Naruto section of the Fanfiction page, and deleting any history of the fic ever being read.

Everyone cheered. For five minutes.

"Now that that nightmare is over, which fic should we look at now?" Kakashi inquired after the cheering died down.

"I don't know about you, but I'm in the mood for a fic where people head back in time so they could set right what once went wrong," Neji said.

"Any particular reason for that, Neji?" Lee asked.

"Just that I was thinking about how much I want to go back in time so that I could spare you all of the horror that was Chaos Mage," Neji said.

"…You are a good friend, Neji," Naruto said. Everyone else agreed, regarding Neji with even more respect than ever before.

"In that case, how about this one?" Shikamaru asked, showing everyone a fic he stumbled upon.

It's For a Good Cause, I Swear!»reviews

After receiving a time travel jutsu as payment for a mission, the original four members of Team 7 each get a chance to go back to one event in their life and change it. Surely they will use such an awesome power responsibly...right? Don't count on it.

Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 36 - Words: 120,535 - Reviews: 4377 - Updated: 3-5-10 - Published: 9-28-09 - Team Seven - Complete

"I have to say, with the lack of any bashing in the description, this fic already beats Chaos Mage by a mile," Shino said. Everyone agreed.

"It even has more reviews than…The Fic That Must Not Be Named," Chouji said.

"Though, if it truly earns those reviews has yet to be seen," Ino pointed out.

"I haven't lost faith yet," Hinata said in a tiny voice. "Hopefully, it'll wash the taste of Not-Naruto-Kun out of our mouths…"

"Okay, here we go," Shikamaru said, clicking the link.

It's For a Good Cause, I Swear!

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.

Kakashi looked at the scroll in his hands with great interest. The man who had hired them for the exceedingly dangerous but rather tedious A-Rank mission hadn't had enough money to cover the fee, but had promised them some valuable scrolls in to make up the difference. Most of that had gone to Godaime to do with what she would, but this…well, this was a little too interesting to pass up.

"What is it?" Naruto demanded impatiently. "You've been staring at that thing for the past hour!"

"I have not," Kakashi lied.

"Kakashi-Sensei's right," Sakura sided with her teacher. Kakashi shot her a grateful look, but she wasn't finished. "He's been staring at it for the past hour and three minutes," she finished with a smirk.

"Is it a powerful jutsu?" Sasuke asked. "Because if it's not, I've got better ways of wasting my time."

"Not bad. Everyone's in character, for one thing," Tsunade said.

"Yeah. Naruto isn't a jackass, Sakura isn't a brain dead fangirl, Kakashi isn't playing favorites, and Sasuke doesn't think that Uchiha are Kami's gift to earth," Shino replied.

"At least it's not porn this time," Sakura tried to be positive.

Sasuke snorted. "I wouldn't be too sure…"

Kakashi ignored his three students, trying to decide whether or not he should share this with them. It was highly irresponsible, of course, and if anyone had thought to do so, it would be highly illegal as well. The man who had hired them clearly had no idea what he was parting with.

"Sucks to be him," Kiba shrugged. "Besides, it's not like he could have used it."

"Makes you wonder why he had it in the first place…not that I'm complaining," Shikamaru said.

"This scroll contains a time travel jutsu," Kakashi said gravely, deciding that since Naruto had finally made good on his age-old promise to kick Sasuke's ass and bring him back home – stopping Madara and saving the world in the process – none of them were really the world-conquering types and as Naruto didn't believe in revenge, Sasuke had already gotten his, and Sakura really hadn't had anything too horrible by ninja standards happen to her, it was reasonably safe to share.

"Awesome! I managed to bring Sasuke-yarou back in this story, just like in real life!" Naruto cheered.

"That's good. I bet the Naruto in The-Fic-That-Must-Not-Be-Named would have danced on Sasuke's entrails and laughed during it," Kakashi said.

"A time travel jutsu?" Sakura repeated skeptically. "I've never heard of anything like that. Even if it were possible, the energy required to use it would just be…" she trailed off, unable to think of a way to describe it.

Kakashi shrugged. "That's the other reason I'm telling you. If the four of us do it at the same time, it should be powerful enough. Assuming, of course, Naruto uses the Kyuubi."

"When would we go back to?" Naruto asked.

"Whenever," Kakashi replied. "We each have to pick a point in our lives that we'd like to relive and start over from there. I should warn you not to go back TOO far, because then you're stuck reliving your entire childhood as an adult and that would get very old, very fast. There's no way to get back to now, though, so think carefully before you decide: Do you want to use this?"

"Hell yeah!" Naruto shouted, pumping his fists in the air excitedly. "Just think of all the people I could help! I could save Haku, and old man Hokage, and Asuma! And I could help Gaara, and Neji, and…well, pretty much all my other friends with their various issues that much sooner! And I could kill Orochimaru!"

Hinata smiled at that. Now this is the Naruto-kun that she fell in love with. She could feel the grip of Not-Naruto-kun releasing himself from her brain.

"Thank god! Looks like fic me is back to his old self!" Naruto said.

"Good to have him back," Kiba stated. Akamaru barked in agreement, licking Naruto on the cheek much to Naruto's protest.

Well, it's nice to know you have a plan," Kakashi said, feeling that Naruto was probably getting a little ahead of himself. And who was Haku again?

"I guess it would be nice to see if I could make a difference by not being useless at the beginning when everything started going to hell," Sakura mused.

"Sasuke?" Kakashi questioned the last member of his initial team.

Sasuke smirked. "I'm sure I could think of some way to occupy myself."

"Insert evil laughter here," Ino deadpanned.

"I'm sure you're thinking about…never mind. We're reading a different fic right now. We should just stop mentioning…that fic from now on," Asuma said.

"…Part of the reason I hate it so much is because it won't leave my head," Ino snarled.

Choosing not to press for answers lest he hear something that would make him reconsider, Kakashi smiled brightly – not that anyone could tell beneath the mask, of course, but it was really the thought that counted – and said cheerfully, "Let's do it, then."

Kakashi knew EXACTLY where he'd wanted to be. The minute he saw the words 'Time Travel' he knew. And he'd had so many flashbacks back to this day over the years that he was certain he could get it right. If not….well, he was a good twenty years older and more experienced since then, and hadn't he and Rin always agreed that had Minato-Sensei been there, things wouldn't have ended so tragically? Sure he'd miss his trademark Sharingan eye – and if he lost his left eye AGAIN then there would be some real hell to pay, regardless of how everything else worked out – but Obito's life would be worth the inconvenience. And it's not like there wouldn't be plenty of unused Sharingan eyes a few years down the road if he was really desperate anyway…

"…That's rather…morbid," Kakashi sweatdropped. "True, but morbid."

"Ain't that the truth," Gai agreed.

"…I just said that was true," Kakashi said, looking at Gai with half-lidded eyes.

"Are you even listening to me?" Obito demanded angrily.

"Not even slightly," Kakashi confessed, a smile crossing his face despite himself as he climbed to his feet. Obito had apparently knocked him to the ground. Not surprising, if this was the infamous Rescue Rin conversation.

"I definitely can't stand you!" Obito yelled, furious that his heartfelt pleas to go and rescue Rin didn't even seem to merit the 'commander's' attention.

"I should probably say something along the lines of, 'How does this person know so much about my past," Kakashi said. He shrugged. "But that would be pointless considering how many stories we've read up to this point."

"Ain't that the truth," Gai said.

"…" Kakashi went, still staring at Gai.

"That hurts, really," Kakashi said, half-serious.

"You know what else hurts?" Obito asked rhetorically. "The thought of us abandoning Rin to her fate!"

"Of course we're not going to abandon Rin!" Kakashi said, shocked.

"You can't expect these guards to work out the logical reasons to keep her alive and do so!" Obito told him. "They could kill her at any time! We don't have time to finish the mission and come back and hope she's there!"

"I absolutely agree," Kakashi said solemnly.

Poor Obito was so surprised he practically fell over. "…You do?" he asked finally, wondering what the trick is.

Kakashi nodded eagerly. "Oh, definitely."

"What happened to 'in the ninja world, those who do not obey the rules and regulations are trash'?" Obito asked suspiciously.

"That's true," Kakashi allowed. "But on the other hand…those who do not care about their companions are worse than trash." His grin grew as he quoted the words Obito had not yet spoken but had changed his life back to him.

If Obito was surprised before… "Okay, who are you and what have you done with Kakashi?"

"I would so mess with Obito just for the shits and giggles," Kakashi snickered.

"I'm sure that if someone could go back in time, they'd mess with someone for the shits and giggles," Neji said. "It's practically a rule."

"I don't know what you're talking about," Kakashi said airily.

"You JUST said that we should leave Rin. Just two minutes ago," Obito pointed out. "That's why I punched you."

"That I did," Kakashi agreed. "I changed my mind."

"Clearly," Obito muttered. "WHY? Not that I'm not in support of this change of opinion, because I definitely am but…I don't get it."

"It occurred to me that my father was, in fact, a true hero after all," Kakashi explained. "And it wouldn't do very well to shame his memory by leaving Rin to die, now would it?"

Obito stared at him. "You…just decided that? In the time it took you to get up after I punched you?"

"To be honest, it took your rather traumatizing death trying to save a comrade. But the details aren't that important," Kakashi said.

"Ain't that the…"

"If you say 'Ain't that the truth' one more time, I swear I will dropkick you," Kakashi stated.

Gai just smirked. "So there are things that can get on your nerves!"

Kakashi nodded. "Yes. Maybe you too have Therapy Jutsu. In fact, I'm nearly positive that you do."

"Therapy Jutsu?" Obito repeated, still rather unbalanced from this recent turn of events.

"Therapy Jutsu," Kakashi confirmed. "It's where your fighting someone, they suddenly flash back to their tragic childhood, realize that they were being an idiot and why, and change the course of their life."

"That…sounds kind of unlikely," Obito confessed.

"Try telling that to Sasuke or Gaara," Naruto said, proud smile on his face.

Kakashi shrugged. "I've seen it happen." Practically every time Naruto got within two feet of a fight, really.

"Well…okay, then. This is unexpected. Good, but unexpected. Let's go after Rin, then!" Obito declared.

"You know, I had an entire speech planned, too," Obito complained as they approached their destination. "It was a good speech, too! But it's like you took the words right out of my mouth!"

"You're imagining things," Kakashi lied, wondering vaguely if he should be concerned how well he remembered what was going on. He wasn't that obsessive, was he? Oh, who was he trying to kid? He relived this day at the memorial every time he went…which was every day. It would actually be kind of weird if he didn't remember it this well.

"Found them," Obito breathed as they spotted the cave the Rin was being kept in. "What's the plan?"

"Simple. Blow shit up, snatch Rin in the confusion, blow more shit up, save the day and look awesome while doing it," Naruto said, sagely nodding his head.

Kakashi gave Naruto a droll look. He didn't even bother responding.

Kakashi thought for a moment, then figured that since it had worked last time, they might as well try it again. The less variables the better chance he had of controlling the outcome. "You go ahead a little. Act like you're trying to be stealthy but failing. There are two of them, so since they think we're just a bunch of kids one of them will come out while the other stays with Rin. I can kill whoever comes out from behind."

"Alright…Commander," Obito agreed.

It was silly, of course, and he had had his authority acknowledged many, many times over the years, but hearing it from Obito was…nice. He hoped he'd earn that respect in the next few minutes because he really wasn't sure he could handle losing him all over again. They weren't even that close back when Obito was alive – something he was determined to rectify the minute this hostage crisis was over – but he'd made such an big impact on his life posthumously. Not to mention that while he still felt guilty that his hesitance to go after Rin the first time might have played a role in Obito's death, that was nothing compared to how hard it would hit him if he KNEW it was coming but failed to prevent it.

"I concur. There is nothing worse than being unable to prevent something that you know you can prevent," Kakashi solemnly agreed.

"Kinda like when I fought Sasuke at the Valley of the End…" Naruto said, nostalgic for a second.

"Alright, let's go…" Obito said, moving close.

"To where?" Taiseki asked, materializing right behind Obito as Kakashi knew he would.

Quickly, the 'newly minted' Jounin Body Flickered over to them and held a kunai to Taiseki's throat. "To rescue our teammate," he answered as he slit the enemy ninja's throat, feeling rather pleased that he'd managed to avenge his eye all these years later. Better watch that talk of vengeance, though. He didn't want to be Sasuke, after all.

"That was awesome, Kakashi-sensei!" Naruto gushed.

"Humph. My fic self may be back in his child body, but the knowledge of the future made all the difference," Kakashi said.

"Wow," Obito said, his eyes wide. "He didn't even have a chance to react!"

"That was the idea," Kakashi said dryly. "Now when we go in there, I need you to free Rin and get out. Watch out for falling rocks and leave Kakko to me."

"Who?" Obito asked, confused.

"The enemy ninja," Kakashi explained.

"…Why do you know his name?" Obito still didn't get it.

"Because I'm secretly one of them, and I'm gonna stab you in the back the second you take your eyes off of me," Kakashi said in an evil tone.

"…Wow. And you were talking about morbid earlier…" Shikamaru said.

"Because I'm amazing, obviously," Kakashi said coolly. Or rather, because he'd obsessively pieced together what he could about that day in the weeks to follow. That didn't make him sound nearly as cool, though. God, he'd really been spending too much time with Gai, hadn't he? Speaking of, since he wasn't planning on receiving his signature Sharingan this time around…he might actually have to start training with him. Not as compulsively, obviously, but he needed an edge somehow, right?

"Great! I can't wait to have you join Lee and I in our training!" Gai said, teeth sparkling in his big grin.

"Indeed, Gai-sensei!" Lee cheered, pulling a bright red spandex suit out of nowhere. "We've been looking for someone to become Red Rampaging Rhino for quite awhile now!"

"…I'll have to take a rain check on that," Kakashi said, eye twitching.

"Not the word I would use, but…let's go," Obito said, running towards the mouth of the cave and immediately engaging Kakko.

Kakashi groaned. "What did I tell him? He's as bad as Naruto, I swear!" As Obito was apparently busy, Kakashi hurried to Rin's side and quickly dispelled the illusion and untied her.

Rin blinked blurrily. "Kakashi? I-what? Oh!" Her eyes went wide as they found her other teammate. "Obito! His eyes!"

A quick glance confirmed for him that Obito had just awakened his Sharingan. Good. He'd completely forgotten about that in his effort to shut Taiseki down quickly and not lose his precious eye. Still, he'd better lend a hand.

"Are you okay to walk?" Kakashi asked.

"Yes," Rin nodded, getting shakily to her feet.

"Wait near the exit for us," Kakashi instructed. "It shouldn't take long." Without waiting to see if she'd listen – he knew she would, of course – he turned towards the battle and through a shuriken at Kakko. He dodged it easily, but that gave Obito an opportunity to knock him down.

"We did it!" Obito beamed when he didn't get up after several moments.

Knowing that Kakko was either faking or would be regaining consciousness shortly, Kakashi shook his head grimly. "Not. Yet. Chidori!" he cried as he killed Obito's would-be murderer.

"Victory!" Naruto shouted, holding up the V sign.

"How does it feel to have changed history, Kakashi?" Asuma asked.

"Pretty damn good," Kakashi said with a small smile, making a mental note to read this fic on his own if given the chance.

"Minato-Sensei said not to use that," Obito pointed out.

"I've completed it," Kakashi replied.

"…In one day?" Obito couldn't believe it.

"I'm just awesome like that," Kakashi said modestly.

"There was nothing modest about that sentence in the least," Tsunade said.

"Hey! No Leaning on the Forth Wall!" Kiba said.

"What does that even mean?" Shizune asked.

"Hell if I know," Kiba shrugged.

"Is that any harder to believe than me changing my entire belief system in the course of one punch?" Kakashi asked rhetorically as he and the very much alive Uchiha made their way out of the very much not collapsing cave.

"Hey, don't diss the Therapy Jutsu!" Obito laughed.

"Wouldn't dream of it," Kakashi promised.

"Well, all's well that ends well!" Naruto said.

"Not so fast, Naruto. Look at the next sentence," Ino replied.

"Uh, guys?" Rin piped up. "Much as I hate to interrupt now that you two are actually getting along but…reinforcements showed up."

"Doton Retsudo Tenshou!" Several of the many reinforcements said, putting his hands to the ground. Recognizing that jutsu as the one that had lead to Obito's death, Kakashi quickly grabbed BOTH of his teammates and hightailed it out of the path of the collapsing cave. Once he was clear, he grabbed Minato's special kunai and threw it. With any luck, his Sensei would soon appear and…there he was. He had a really fast response time, didn't he? But then, since he wasn't supposed to know what the kunai did and it was shaped weird, he probably assumed Kakashi wouldn't use it if he wasn't out of options.

"All right! My Pa is gonna kick ass and take names!" Naruto said with a grin on his face.

"Huh. Guess you were right earlier, Naruto," Ino said with a shrug.

"Wow…Sensei is awesome," Rin said, watching Minato take down opponent after opponent and showed them exactly why he was known as Konoha's Yellow Flash.

"You think that's cool?" Obito asked. "You should try watching it with the Sharingan. Now THAT'S cool."

"I know," Kakashi agreed, remembering several times when he'd done just that.

"What?" Obito asked.

"I said, 'I KNOW'," Kakashi shouted. "Did the Sharingan mess with your hearing, pal?"

"I said 'I'm still waiting for that 'You Made Jounin' present'..."

"I'm very proud of all of you," Minato told them as they made camp for the night. "Rin, even though you were captured and tortured under genjutsu, you did not reveal anything to the enemy. Obito, you found your courage, awoke your Sharingan, and proved yourself as a truly capable Shinobi of Konoha. And Kakashi…I honestly never thought I'd say this, but you have learned the true meaning of teamwork."

"What about our mission?" Rin asked. "We kind of forgot about that…"

Minato smiled warmly at them. "Unexpected delays happen all the time on missions. I took down the Shinobi I needed to, so I can join you on your part tomorrow."

"The Kanabi Bridge is SO going down," Obito declared boldly.

"I bet I'll destroy it first," Kakashi challenged impulsively.

"Oh, you are so on," Obito said heatedly.

"So this is who Sasuke-kun and Naruto used to be in a past life!" Ino said. "I know that that makes no sense. This fic is just going so good so far that I can't really come up with any good quips at the moment."

"Oh, that reminds me," Kakashi said suddenly, turning to his female teammate. "Rin, Obito's totally in love with you." It wouldn't do to let Obito die without telling her how he felt AGAIN, now would it? Really, he was doing Obito a favor.

"That, and for the shits and giggles. Mostly the shits and giggles. But if it helps, then all the better," Kakashi said.

"Ain't that the…"

Kakashi moved faster than Gai could track, and dropkicked him through the (thankfully) open door.

"I warned you," Kakashi said.

"What?" Rin asked, surprised.

"KAKASHI!" Obito shouted and lunged at his friend.

Kakashi smiled to himself as he ran from the enraged Uchiha. That had worked out very well. Better than he'd hoped, even. Not only was Obito alive, but they were well on their way to becoming friends and were reminding him so much of Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry that it was ridiculous. With Obito not having died for Rin's sake, she wouldn't be all depressed and go off and get herself killed. If Obito could be convinced to leave the Uchiha Compound before the massacre – he knew the date, having dealt with Sasuke for years and was not above resorting to kidnapping to keep Obito safe that night. Maybe Obito could even take in Sasuke, so he'd stop brooding so much about having no family. He wasn't quite sure what to do about Minato, but since he knew about Madara and that was the only reason the Kyuubi attacked…well, he had a few years to figure something out. If nothing else, he could always take Naruto in if there was nothing to be done for Minato or Kushina. Hm, speaking of his former/future students (for he would, of course, have to take them if only for old time's sake), he wondered what they had used their chance to time travel for.

Surely they were using it for a noble purpose like he was…right?

On the other hand, perhaps it was for the best that he'd never know.

"I have to say, I like this story so far," Tsunade said.

"Ditto. I can't wait to see what Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura will do in the next chapters!" Lee said, before rushing off to help his fallen sensei.

"Someone should go and get Sakura, don't you think," Chouji asked.

"I'll do it. Maybe I'll see some interesting cloud formations outside," Shikamaru said, leaving the room.

"Once he gets back, wake up Tenten and Sasuke, Shizune," Tsunade said.

"Hai, Tsunade-sama!" Shizune replied.

Well, here's the next chapter! As you can see, we've left the bashing scene, and gone straight into the Time Travel story! Hope you enjoy the time travel fic, and thanks to Sarah1282 for letting me use it in this fic. Catch you next Continue!