Supreme Genetics - Creation of a Bloodline
The Fourth Great Ninja War was in the making and the sides have been drawn. The Shinobi Alliance, still in its infant steps is already threatening to fall apart over an unexpected issue that none of the great villages had foreseen. As the Five Great Nations prepare for war and their representatives argue over which course of action to take in dealing with Madara and the Akatsuki with the Lord of the Land of Iron. Konohagakure is currently embroiled in a controversy and was taking steps to try and remedy the issue of a political marriage proposal by the Raikage to them that could threaten the fragile Alliance's existence.
The Leaf village's Elder Council along with the representatives of the Clan Heads and the Hokage had been in session for most of the day and the tension in the air was practically visible as they discussed the marriage proposal by the Raikage towards Konoha.
"This is unacceptable," Utatane Koharu bellowed to make her voice heard. "As intriguing and politically sound it may be we cannot give in to the demands of the Raikage."
"I have to agree," Hyuga Hiashi grunted. "Marrying off one of the most talented and gifted kunoichi Konoha had ever seen to Kumogakure is beyond insanity, it's utterly ridiculous. We cannot hand off Haruno Sakura to the Raikage, her skills in the medical field are bound to surpass that of her master, let alone she also holds the Slug summoning contract. We cannot agree to such a deal."
"Hear! Hear!" Several voices called out in agreement.
A small sigh escaped a person that had been up to now been entirely silent. The man rubbed the bridge of his nose with his fingers. "As much as I want to agree with the arguments against the Raikage's proposal, we have to think about the consequences. Kumo has agreed to suspend any hostilities against Konoha, as well as overlook our little ploy in the matter of the Hyuga. Can we really afford not to hand over young Haruno to the Raikage?"
"Homura are you insane?" Koharu bellowed at her long time friend, teammate, and lover before adding.
"Hiruzen as well as Sensei would never approve of such a deal. This proposal… It will only cripple Konoha in the long run."
"We cannot forget about the other great nations. Sunagakure has voiced their outrage at the Raikage's proposal and is threatening to leave the Alliance." Nara Shikaku spoke up and silenced any arguments.
"But what are Suna's real intentions? They are allied with us regardless. If we are to fight Madara and his Akatsuki ilk they have no choice than to follow our lead. None of this makes any sense," Koharu muttered and rubbed her temples in order to release the building headache that was slowly forming.
A soft chuckle escaped from behind a tiny orange book and Kakashi spoke up, "I wouldn't worry about Sunagakure. As many of you know, the Kazekage has a special relationship with Team 7. His objections to this proposal are purely a show of force towards the other Kages."
"Hatake-san a word please," Danzo spoke up as he gently caressed the top of his cane.
"Danzo," Kakashi's voice turned several degrees colder. "You will address me as Hokage-sama and you shouldn't even be here after the stunt you pulled. But," Kakashi raised his hand to silence Danzo's retort. "You still have valuable information and assets within your Root program and I am not a blind man to see that you had only the best intentions for Konoha at heart. But let me be clear Danzo, one more step in the wrong direction and I will end you personally, is that clear?" Kakashi asked in a very calm voice that held so much murderous intent that several people within the meeting squirmed uneasily on their seats.
Danzo merely chuckled as his lone eye looked straight at Kakashi as if a snake was studying their prey and calculating when to strike. "To be expected of the Yondaime's precious student, such a refined killing intent without the use of chakra, it is commendable."
Kakashi's eye brow rose, "Should I take that as an insult or a compliment?"
"Take it as you wish Hokage-sama," Danzo replied with a hint of disdain in his voice before continuing.
"However, I did not come here to argue my past actions with you. I came here simply as the Black Ops Commander of Root and I have an alternative solution to propose that should solve our problem with the Raikage and keep this fledgling Alliance from falling."
Quiet murmuring broke out and Kakashi sighed as he closed his orange book and placed it away. He folded his hands on top of his table and nodded for Danzo to proceed. The old war hawk smiled and slowly stood up from where he sat and walked into the center of the room. He came to a stop and studied each individual carefully before addressing the entire council.
"Honored Councilmen, you have all voiced your opinions and concerns about this marriage proposal all day but none of us have given a thought towards solving the problem."
More murmurs broke out and Danzo raised his good arm to call for silence but when nobody obeyed, Danzo turned towards Kakashi and without asking; the Hokage nodded and slammed his gavel down calling for order.
"Thank you Hokage-sama," Danzo muttered and returned to studying each councilman. "As I was saying, we are in need of a solution that will not only let Konoha keep their pride but also ensuring that the Raikage isn't offended. Keeping this Alliance working, while at the same time stroking the ego's of each nation is going to be difficult enough as it is and that is without having this ridiculous proposal hammer a wedge in between us all."
"Get on with it Danzo," Koharu growled. "We don't have all day to listen to your poison laced speeches. Hiruzen should have put you in place a long time ago and I regret all those years that I have listened to your lies. What is your plan in regards of avoiding Kumogakure's plans?"
Danzo smirked evilly as his lone eye studied the Elder and the Root Commander turned towards addressing the Hokage. "It is quite simple; Haruno Sakura needs to marry a Leaf shinobi, preferably today in order to let Kumo and the Alliance know that the Raikage's proposal is out of the question."
Silence, utter silence was the only way to describe the reaction of the Council to Danzo's simple yet affective solution. However, there was one person in the room that was utterly furious and about to explode.
"This is out of the question. I will never allow my apprentice to marry someone from Konoha based solely on avoiding an issue with Kumo. Marriage isn't a tool to avoid or strengthen ones alliances!"
"Tsunade," Danzo growled. "Your over protectiveness of your apprentice is well known and documented. Wasn't it you that first thought about arranging a marriage between your apprentice and a certain Blond boy?" Danzo said as he saw the enraged eyes of the former Hokage settle on him and he pulled out a folder out of his robes to wave it in the air to show it to everyone.
"Wasn't it you, that ordered a bloodline research on both Haruno Sakura and Uzumaki Naruto?"
Tsunade's face took on a pensive sheepish look when she heard Danzo reveal that bit of information.
"Wasn't it you that discovered a high success rate in the creation of a new bloodline if those two shinobi were to breed? Tell us Tsunade, why haven't you ever informed the Council of this discovery? Why have you held such vital information secret for all these years? And yes," Danzo turned to address the council. "She has known about this for years. In fact, one of her first acts as Godaime Hokage was to order not one or two as it would be usual, no she ordered a total of five research teams to decipher the genes hidden in the blood of both Haruno Sakura and Uzumaki Naruto and check them for compatibility. So why don't you enlighten us Tsunade-sama, what did your research team discover?"
"Danzo," Tsunade growled through clenched teeth and the room was flooded with her killing intent.
"Danzo that is enough," Kakashi barked and turned towards his predecessor. "Is this true Tsunade, did you really order a bloodline research examination of Sakura and Naruto?"
"Yes," Tsunade hissed and looked away in shame.
"Why?" Kakashi asked knowing fair well the entire attention of the Council was now upon him and Tsunade.
Tsunade looked up from where she sat and studied the shocked expression on the Councilmen. She sighed and for the first time in a long time, she finally felt as old as she now looked after her recovery from Pein's attack on Konoha.
"I only became Hokage because of Naruto and as we traveled back to Konoha, he wouldn't shut up about this village. He praised the village and the villagers, every last one of them, even after what they had subjugated him to. He constantly talked about Sakura as well, how much he loved her, and that he would do anything for her. I simply was curious." Tsunade answered revealing parts of the feelings she held for both her apprentice and Naruto.
Kakashi was about to tell Tsunade to continue but the Godaime Hokage beat him to the point as she resumed her story after an extended pause.
"And when I finally met Sakura and saw her excel through the medical exams and training like nobody I've ever seen before, I had to know what would happen if those two were to end up having children together? I had to also consider Naruto's condition as the Kyuubi Jinchuuriki in as well. It is not entirely known what happens to Jinchuuriki children, let alone if they are capable of life? So I ordered the tests and I dispatched that many teams because I wanted to be certain."
"And what did the research discover Tsunade-sama?" Kakashi asked as he tried to hide his frown at this unexpected discovery.
"The research showed that if those two were to have children… there would be an eighty percent chance for their offspring to unlock a new bloodline," Tsunade muttered and the Council immediately started a frenzy of conversation with one another.
Kakashi leaned closer, "Eighty percent? Are you certain? That is unheard of; it's practically guaranteeing that if those two were to produce offspring, there will be a new bloodline born from their combined genes."
"I'm certain Hokage-sama."
"Then I would say this solves all of our problems." Danzo announced before adding.
"Konoha gets to keep one of its most talented kunoichi it has ever seen. And as a bonus our village will be blessed with a new bloodline that could rival those of the famed Hyuga or Uchiha. So Hokage-sama, I submit that in order to ensure the continuation of the Shinobi Alliance, maintain our village's strength, and keep Kumo in check……….
……Haruno Sakura must marry Uzumaki Naruto!"
Authors Notes: This story will be written as a joint effort between Kingkakashi and Hefster. It is being done as part of a peace treaty initiated to end the bloody Zombie Hefster war, which has been ravaging Europe for many months. Of note this story will be a Naruto/Sakura/Hinata pairing. Consider this a trial run before the much talked about Naruto/Hinata pairing story to be co-written in the distant future by Kingkakashi and Hefster. Thank you all for your time in reading this story and please feel free to leave a review on it when you have a chance.