As Minato summoned 12 shadow clones, The clones threw kunai at every bandit. Minato then disappeared in a bright, yellow flash and took all of them out in an instant.
"Where did Kushina go to?" Asked Orito.
"Oh, I think I saw her chasing one of the bandits into the trees, knowing Kushina, she will probably beat the crap out of them." Answered Hidaro.
"I'll go after her, Minato, come with me." Said Orito.
Minato gave a nod and leaped out of the right side of the road and into the forest along with Orito. As they went deeper into the forest, they heard cracking sounds.
"Yup, we are headed the right way." Said Orito with a board face.
"Come back here you bastard! I'm not finished yet!" Kushina's voice sounded within the forest. Minato was beginning to regret this.
"Get away from me! You are crazy!" Sounded another, unfamiliar, voice.
Orito looked at Minato as they jumped from tree to tree.
"So, what's it like in Konoha?" He asked.
"Well, it is large. The people there are nice. There are many ninjas as well." Answered Minato.
"I would love to go there, Kushina tells me stories about it." He said.
"What kind of sto-" Minato was interrupted as Kushina came out of a tree with a bandit almost hitting Minato.
"Ahhh!" Yelled the brown haired bandit.
Minato landed on the ground. Kushina brought the bandit to the ground and began to punch the living daylights out of him.
"The poor bastard." Said Orito.
After Kushina had finished pounding the bandit's head into the ground, she got up and looked at Orito.
"What? Why are you looking at me like that?" Asked Orito.
"Oh, I don't know. Why is your face looking at my eyes?" She joked as a smirk came across her face. They went back to Hidaro and the princess.
"Ah, so your back, how was your killing spree, hmm, Kushina?" Taunted Hidaro.
"If you keep being a smart-ass, I'm gonna have to resume my 'killing spree'." Threatened Kushina.
The princess stared at Minato in awe.
"Wow! That was amazing! Seeing the yellow flash in action!" She wailed in amazement.
Kushina looked at Minato with a curious face.
"Hey, Minato, that's your name right?" She asked. Minato gave a nod.
"That super fast thing you did back there, you have to tell me how you do that!" Said Kushina excitedly.
"I am afraid I can't do that. Sorry." Said Minato as he gave an awkward smile.
"Aww, why not? I really want to know!" She mumbled out loud.
"Well, I only want to teach it to my children, so it is only reserved for family." He said.
Kaihanaru's face went blank.
"You have children? How many?" She asked.
"I don't have any, well, not yet anyways." Answered Minato. They all began walking down the muddy road.
"So you and your wife are trying to have kids?" Asked Kaihanaru
"No, I don't have a wife. But hopefully I will someday." Said Minato.
"Oh I see now. So your single?" Asked Kaihanaru.
"Stop asking all of those embarrassing questions!" Shouted Orito.
Kaihanaru blushed as Minato no longer paid attention to her. They continued to walk for 3 hours. Until it had started to get dark.
"We should set up camp." Said Hidaro.
"Good Idea, it looks like it is going to rain, we wouldn't want anyone to catch a cold." Said Kaihanaru. They began to set up 2 tents. One for Kushina and Kaihanaru, and the other for Minato, Orito, and Hidaro. They all went in there tents to get ready to rest for the night.
"So, Minato, how's it like being famous?" Asked Orito.
"People tend to crowd me and some of the girls stalk me." Answered Minato.
"So, why did you take this mission?" Asked Orito.
"Well, I enjoy helping people, and I also get money for these missions." Minato joked.
"Huh, well, I am here because I really want to visit Konoha, Kushina keeps telling us stories about it. Sounds like a nice place." Said Orito.
"I am here to redeem my name. I failed my last mission." Said Hidaro.
"What about Kushina? Why is she here?" Asked Minato.
"She is here because, well, she just does a lot of missions. I don't know what her motive is." Answered Hidaro.
"We should probably get to sleep." Said Minato.
The three boys went to sleep. Looking forward to tomorrow.