Hope of the Senju
Chapter One: Mistake.
This story was inspired by the story Senju Naruto by Baal of Yarns
Disclaimer: I do not and will not ever own Naruto!
It was late in the evening and the sun was setting in the west, two figures could be seen traveling along the road that leads from the border of Kawa no Kuni (River Country) to Tanzaku Gai; a small but lively town that was a fair distance from Konoha.
One of the figures was a tall male standing about six foot four. He seemed to be in his early forties or so, although he carried himself as someone half that age. He had extremely long, spiky white hair tied into a pony tail, with two shoulder-length bangs that framed both sides of his face, red lines that ran down from his eyes, and a unique head protector with the kanji of 'oil' printed across the metallic object upon his forehead.
This man was Jiraiya the famed Toad Sage of the Densetsu no Sannin (Legendary Three Ninja), a former student of Sarutobi Hiruzen, the Sandaime Hokage (Third Hokage), Shinobi no Kami (God of Ninja) and the Professor. Jiraiya is also the author of the popular adult fiction book series called Icha Icha and is a self-proclaimed super-pervert.
The man walking next to him was roughly five foot eleven and looked to be in his early to mid-twenties. He wore a standard Konoha ninja uniform, a flak jacket, with a short-sleeve long white coat with red flame adorning the edges. He had bright blue eyes and spiky blond hair that reached down to chin-length strands that framed both sides of his face. He was considered quite handsome by the fact that many women were often infatuated by his looks alone.
This man was Namikaze Minato, the famed Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō (Konoha's Yellow Flash), Yondaime Hokage (Fourth Hokage), and former student of Jiraiya.
The two men were on their way back to Konoha after successfully negotiating and signing an alliance with Sunagakure no Sato (Village Hidden in the Sand) and its leader the Yondaime Kazekage (Fourth Kazekage).
The reason as to why it's just the two of them since in most cases whenever a Kage leaves his or her village, he or she would have a couple squads of ANBU or Jōnin level shinobi to act as their guard detail. However since it was Jiraiya the Toad Sage who is traveling with the Hokage, it was decided that a Jōnin or ANBU guard detail would be unneeded; since only a fool would even think to attack two Kage level shinobi when they are together. Especially since these two shinobi are the Yondaime Hokage, the era's strongest shinobi currently in existence and Jiraiya the Toad Sage who is said to be the strongest member of the Densetsu no Sannin.
"Well Minato, we at least made it to Tanzaku Gai, guess we won't have to sleep out in the forest on the ground tonight." Jiraiya spoke jokingly.
"Right you are Sensei, of course we could've gotten back with my Hirashin no Jutsu (Flying Thunder God Technique) but, I'd rather take my time and not go back to that paperwork while I can. Once we get into town we'll go book a room in a decent hotel, then we can go down to a local bar and celebrate to the new alliance," replied Minato.
"Now you're talking! Heck, we may even get you lucky tonight," Jiraiya replied as he smacked Minato on the back eager to have some sake.
Soon enough the two ninja found a decent hotel and booked a room, after which they went to the best bar near their hotel and unexpectedly met up with an familar face at the bar.
The person they found in the bar was a cream blond haired woman with hair tied into a long ponytail that reached down to her lower hip with chin-length strands framing both sides of her face, a diamond shaped mark on her forehead, and brown eyes. She's about five foot four and wore a green robe with a kanji for "Gamble" on it. Underneath her robe she wore a white sleeved shirt along with black short pants with a matching waist sash. But her most prominent features are her extremely large breasts (which were about one hundred six centimeters). She's what most individuals would call extremely beautiful.
"Hime! My it's been awhile! I didn't expect to see you here tonight." cried Jiraiya
The woman that Jiraiya called out to was none other than Senju Tsunade, The Slug Princess; the only female member of the Densetsu no Sannin; the last living member of the Senju Clan; granddaughter of Senju Hashirama, the Shodai Hokage (First Hokage); Grandniece of Senju Tobirama, the Nidaime Hokage (Second Hokage); former student of Sarutobi Hiruzen, the Sandaime Hokage. She was also credited as being the most beautiful woman in the world. It was thanks to her efforts in healing and curing poisons that Konoha was even able to win the Second Great Shinobi World War, earning her the title of being the greatest Iryo-nin (Medical-nin) in the elemental nations.
When Tsunade turned to see who called at her, the woman expected to see a debt collector. However she was instead greeted to the sight of her old teammate Jiraiya and his former student, the current Hokage, Namikaze Minato .
"Jiraiya, Minato! What are you two doing here?" asked Tsunade as she set down her saucer of sake.
"Minato and I just arrived in town just a little while ago, after we finished today's trek through Kawa from Suna on negotiating an alliance between Suna and Konoha." replied Jiraiya.
"So I take it that the negotiations went well, since you must be down here to celebrate?" queried the Slug Princess.
"Yeah, they ended fine, although the negotiations were tough thanks to the Yondaime Kazekage. He kept on trying to make the alliance favor Suna more rather than making it equal to both villages. It also didn't help that he made several snide remarks about Konoha being too soft and weak," said Minato with a frown.
He didn't like the Yondaime Kazekage much, he often found him to be a rather cold and, uncaring individual. Especially with the way he ignored or passed off his pregnant wife, three year old daughter and, two year old son as if they were nothing to him.
It was at this point that Minato finally noticed the young teenage girl who was quietly sitting next to Tsunade. The girl in question looked to be about fifteen and was holding a small little piglet in her arms. She was named Shizune; Tsunade's apprentice and niece of Tsunade's late lover, Katō Dan a renowned Shinobi of Konoha.
When Minato saw her, he greeted the raven haired adolescent kindly which caused her to blush slightly, then she bowed and greeted him by referring to him as, "Hokage-sama," to which Minato just brushed her off and told her to call him Minato, not by his title since they weren't currently in Konoha. This of course caused Shizune to blush deeper at calling probably the strongest Shinobi alive in such a familiar way.
The two men sat down on the bar stools with Minato on Tsunade's right and Jiraiya sitting next to Minato, this prompted Tsunade to continue the conversation.
"So, who's looking after the village while you're away? Surely you didn't leave the village in the care of those old fossils Koharu, Homura, Danzō, or anyone else on the council?" asked Tsunade since she never did like those three power hungry fossils. This was because most of the time they acted like they knew better than everyone else and would often try to usurp other people's authority, especially the Hokage's if they didn't agree with his decision. While they couldn't officially do anything, they could definitely bring on the guilt and play on people's emotion to get the rest of the council to change their minds. Danzō was exceptional at doing so.
"Nah, we left sensei in charge until we get back." said Jiraiya to which Tsunade just nodded.
"So, Minato how is life being Hokage?" she asked while taking a sip of her sake.
"Hard! Especially with all the paperwork I have to do and all the meetings I have to attend with the council. It doesn't leave me any time for a social life either." replied Minato as he took a sip of sake.
"What about that cute little red head ANBU girl from Uzushiogakure (Hidden by Whirling Tides) you were seeing? Kushina, wasn't that her name?" Jiraiya asked.
"It kind of didn't work out, I wanted to start a family with her but two years ago she told me that she wanted to focus more on her career rather than having a relationship with me." Minato answered with a heavy sigh.
"Sorry to hear that, brat." he said regretfully at the failed relationship between the Uzumaki girl and his student.
Minato just brushed Jiraiya off saying that it was ok and that he was over her anyway.
"So…"drawled a slightly drunk Tsunade, "I guess that means that you're back on the bachelor market for all those eligible ladies out there who want to be the next Mrs. Namikaze." she finished with a smirk.
"I guess you could say that, and would you be among those ladies Tsunade-hime?" asked Minato with a slight smirk as he took another sip of sake.
"Hah! You wish, brat." laughed Tsunade as she took another large sip of sake from her saucer before refilling it.
Over the next four hours the three talked about different things and people in and out of Konoha. Shizune had left two and a half hours ago to go to sleep, meanwhile Jiraiya had passed out drunk on the bar stand with drool leaking from his month. Tsunade and Minato continued to talk with one another, ignoring the snoring and drooling Jiraiya. As they talked they continued to drink more sake, becoming so intoxicated that the two Kage level Shinobi began to flirt with one another.
"You know Tsunade, I had the…biggest crush on you when…I was a Genin." slurred Minato.
"Hiccup! Well I'm honored Minato-kun." Tsunade slurred her reply.
The two continued to flirt back and forth like this until Tsunade suddenly spoke. "Maybe we can have our own little party… back at my room…to celebrate Konoha's new alliance with Suna." giggled a fully inebriated Tsunade like a little school girl.
"Lead the way, hime." said the equally intoxicated Hokage.
Soon enough the two drunken shinobi staggered away from the bar, leaving the passed out Jiraiya on the bar stand. He would be promptly thrown out on the street soon after they left when the barman decided to close up. The two soon reached Tsunade's room at the same hotel and entered the room where upon they quickly and drunkenly began removing each other clothing and proceeded to "examine" one another in heated passion.
For most of the night moans, grunts, and giggling could be heard coming from Tsunade's room and did not stop until very late in the night.
-Next morning in Tsunade's room-
Late the next morning, Tsunade slowly woke up with a groan due to the massive hangover that she was currently feeling and the light blaring from the sun in her eyes so she turned over facing away from the window.
"Ooooohhhh! My head…that's the last time I am going to celebrate with Jiraiya and Minato like that," thought Tsunade.
It was as she was at this moment that she noticed that she was stark naked after her realization slowly hit her, she then heard another groan coming from next to her.
When she opened again her eyes she was greeted with the sight of a nude male back facing her with bright blond spiky hair.
"AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!" Screamed Tsunade as she jumped out of the bed and pulled the bed covers with her to cover her modesty. As soon as she pulled the bed cover, the man next to her jerked over the side an fell off the bed and onto the floor causing him to groan again but this time in even more pain.
After a minute or so the mystery man slowly got up from the other side of the bed, holding his head from the painful hangover that he had from drinking so much the previous night, and from the large bump that was forming on his head after hitting the floor.
It was as the man stood up that Tsunade realized who the man was.
"MINATO?" Shouted Tsunade loudly.
Minato cringed at Tsunade's loud voice, due to a throbbing pain in his head. It was when he gained his bearings and looked at Tsunade that a confused look swept across his face.
"Tsunade, what are you doing here in my room?" asked the confused Hokage.
"Your room? This is my room you baka! I should be the one asking that not you! Not to mention why are you in 'MY' bed naked!" said Tsunade and she pointed at him angrily.
"Huh?" said Minato as he looked down at himself and saw that he was indeed naked as a jaybird. Upon seeing this, the young man turned bright red and quickly grabbed a nearby pillow to cover "Little Minato".
"What happened last night? The last thing I can remember, the two of us were drinking and talking while sensei was passed out drunk." groaned out Minato as he held his head due to the hangover.
"The last thing I remember was…" said Tsunade as she tried to remember what had happen last night, when suddenly hit her when their activities came back in a series of fast flashbacks. After which the female Sannin suddenly turned bright red in embarrassment as she continued to recall the previous night's activities.
Ironically enough, as Minato watched Tsunade's face turning various shades of red, he too began to remember what they did last night; causing him to also blush bright red from embarrassment.
Quickly enough an angry Tsunade looked back up at Minato and pointed accusingly at him.
"You damn bastard! You took advantage of me when I was too drunk to think straight!"
"Me! I wasn't the one who was flirting like a hormonal fan girl at the bar! You were the one who started it all!" Minato defended.
"Don't you dare try and blame me! You admitted it yourself that you had a thing for me since your Genin days last night! That's when you decided to take advantage of me when I was drunk!"
"Hey now, I wasn't the one who invited me into your room. It was all your idea to come to your room. So if there was anyone who was taken advantage of, it was me as you had your way with me playing doctor an patient in the bed sheets!" said Minato who was pointing accusingly at her.
For the next ten minutes the two continued to try and place the blame of the events from last night on one another, but eventually they settled on an agreement that it was both their faults. They then hurriedly got dressed and decided that they would keep what happened last night a secret between the two of them. Especially from a certain super pervert they both knew, knowing that if he ever found out, he would never let either of them live it down and they would most likely end up in his next book.
After a few minutes, Minato quickly left Tsunade's room and decided to head back to his room, hoping that Jiraiya had not gotten up yet.
Just as he was about to open the door a voice cried out to him.
When Minato turned around he saw Jiraiya coming towards him from the stairs leading to the ground floor of the hotel.
"Hey Minato! Glad to see that you're up; I figured you'd still be sleeping like a stone from all the drinking last night. You were about to come look for me weren't you?" spoke Jiraiya as he came up to his former student.
"Uh…yeah, that's right sensei." Minato said slightly nervously and secretly glad that his sensei was not in their shared room to find that he wasn't there at all last night.
"It seems that I was left passed out in the bar by myself, I was thrown out on the street where I just woke up a little while ago," continued Jiraiya, at which he began to narrow his eyes at the young Hokage.
"So why didn't you bring me back to our room last night?"
"Well…uh…you see…the thing was…uh." stuttered out a nervous Minato while trying to come up with a good excuse, and failing quite miserably in the process.
It was at that time when Minato was trying to think up of an excuse that Jiraiya detected a certain scent coming from the young man's person.
"Minato, what is that smell coming from you?" asked Jiraiya as he came uncomfortably close and began to sniff Minato clothes.
"Is that perfume I smell?"
Minato began to get even more nervous as he silently cursed himself for not showering, realizing that he must have gotten some of Tsunade's perfume on his clothing when he was with the her. He knew that if his sensei recognized the smell he would quickly realize what happened last night, in which case Minato his world would offical end
To affirm Minato's fears, a knowing perverted smirk appeared on the Toad Sage's face.
"Listen sensei, I can explain..." began Minato as he tried to come up with a believable excuse as to why he had Tsunade's perfume on his clothes on the spot.
"What's there to explain? You got lucky in bed with some hot young lady from the bar last night, didn't you brat?" asked Jiraiya with a perverted grin forming on his face.
"Huh?" was Minato's intelligent response as he had clearly expected his former teacher to say something entirely different.
"Come on Minato, I can smell the perfume coming off your clothes. You got lucky with some hot young girl from here. If you had just told me that from the start, I would have understood. So who is she? Was it that smoking hot young bar maid that winked at you last night when she served us sake or was it one of those sexy young ladies at the nearby table who were eyeing you? Come on you can tell me," asked the grinning Jiraiya as he nugged his elbow into Minato's side, wanting to hear all the details for his next book.
"Uh yeah, you're right sensei. I guess I can't hide anything from you." said Minato as he let out a silent sigh of relief. Jiraiya had not recognized the perfume even though he still came very close to the truth.
"So are you going to tell me how it was or who you were with last night?" asked Jiraiya as he gently elbowed Minato in the side again, all the while grinning like the super pervert he was.
Deciding to change the subject quickly, Minato acted fast. "Maybe later sensei, but how about we get going? If we leave now, we can reach Konoha before nightfall." The two began walking.
As Minato walked down the stairs Jiraiya in super pervert mode, followed closely behind him trying to get the juicy details of what happened last night from his former disciple.
"Come on, brat! At least tell me who she was. Is she a blond, a brunette, or a red head? Is she a moaner or a screamer? At least tell me if I know her. Come on, brat, tell me that at least." pleaded Jiraiya.
Minato just ignored his sensei's pleas, all the while thinking. "If only you knew sensei. If only you knew."
-Two months later-
Currently Tsunade was lying down on a bed in a hotel that she and Shizune stayed at for a while, Shizune was using medical jutsu to run a medical scan on Tsunade, where her hand was resting above Tsunade's navel, sending sends small pulses of chakra to examine any irregularities. She was doing this because she was the only one that Tsunade trusted without question.
After Shizune had finished her scan on Tsunade, she confirmed what Tsunade believed when she realized that she missed her period…she was pregnant.
Tsunade bolted up and quickly put on her clothes back on.
"When I find that bastard, I'm going to kill him, revive him, then kill him again!" thought an angry Tsunade.
"Shizune, get ready to leave. We're heading for Konoha" Tsunade ordered angrily.
This of course shocked her apprentice, not because her master had spoken angrily at her, but because she had said that they were going to Konoha, the very place Tsunade swore she would never step foot in again.
"B-B-B-B-But w-w-w-why sensei?" stammered a shocked Shizune.
"Because I'm going to kill the father of my child for knocking me up" Tsunade replied angrily as she stormed out of the room for her homecoming.
N/A. Well that the first Chapter of my new story the Hope of the Senju Clan. Please tell me what you think of the story and if you have any suggestions to make please go ahead since I welcome them all and I always read and reply to my reviewers.
Also, as for those who have read my other story, "The Raikage," do not worry as I have not given up on it. It's just that I'm still waiting on my beta to send me back the chapter that I sent him but I will have the next installment up as soon as I get it back.
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Beta'd 4/21/2011 Greed03114 and 3/3/2012 Toofine 89 and 5/9/2013 StatixFieryRage.