Shunpo Magic


This is the sequel to Shunpo Naruto. Or well what happened between the gennin years and the Jounin years .This is the reason why Naruto's name isn't known too well… because how can you identify someone if he is not even there.


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Here we go


The Anbu sighed as he sat looking up at the sky. Ah such a lovely night… it was relaxing to just sit around and wait after a heavy mission. It was some Kirin Nins this time. Before that it was Oto, and before that some remnants of Iwa. Yep Tsunade had been sending them on some Hunt and kill missions. He didn't complain, they were good waste of time and provided a good work out.

Naruto reached in his pocket and pulled out a Cancer stick. He brought it to his mouth and lit it with his flames. Naruto took a long drag and blew out slowly.

Naruto felt something land next to him on his seat. "Yo Shino what's up?" Naruto said while taking another drag.

Shino sighed. "You shouldn't smoke its bad for you."

Naruto chuckled. "With the Kyuubi healing my every deformity… I think not…"

Shino shook his head. "That's not what I meant."

Naruto just took another drag and looked up at the stars again. It had been a year since the fall of Iwa. When they had returned from the strike, Shino, Kiba, and Naruto were inducted straight into Anbu. From there it was happy times. When they were called on a mission they would get their gear, go out, and kill people the come back to a nice shower. Of course Kurenai sensei was now a regular jounin. Team 8 had made sure she was not put into any danger she couldn't handle.

In their time at Anbu Team 8 has broken records. They now have the highest average amount of kills for a team. Well that did have to do with the fact there were only three people in their team but still, they did kill quite a number of people. Naruto had stopped counting at 149. Well… the only reason he stopped counting was because he killed too many when he was excited that he forgot to count. And well he just gave up trying to figure out how many were his kills and how many were Shino's or Kiba's.

"OI NARUTO" Naruto turned and smirked. Kiba and Akamaru bounded towards them.

"YEA KIBA WHAT THEY SAY" Naruto asked back just as loudly.

Ah yes the Civilian verdict. You see Anbu Team 8 had a special policy on some special missions. Sometimes Civilians or even a whole village would hire Shinobi for revenge strikes. It was actually quite amazing what civilians would do to kill the Nuke Nins or even village Nins. The mission parameters were simple, Anbu were simply supposed to kill them. Well… team 8 took it a bit further.

Naruto smeared the stub of his cigarette on the bleeding body of a nuke Nin. The nuke Nin groaned in pain. Naruto blinked… he had expected more of a reaction… ah well. It was expected since the guy, and a couple other Nins. Well to be exact, other than this one, 9 other guys were now crucified on several trees. Their hands were held up by a single kunai that was stabbed through their palms onto their trees. They had been bleeding for quite sometime and it was not surprising they were already slipping into the abyss. Naruto waved off the thought… better for them they wouldn't have to feel the pain.

"What did they say Kiba?"

Kiba had finally reached them and said in a nonchalant voice. "Kill 'em and be done with it."

Naruto nodded. Shino then dropped down from the tree and said "The payment"

Kiba opened the bag and in it was a very nice sum of 100,000 Ryo. Kiba smirked. "They even paid us extra for our festivities."

Naruto smirked right aback at him and nodded. "Okey dokey lets burn 'em and go home."

Naruto took his cigarette stub and pointed it at the line of crucifix trees. "Burn to ashes"

Suddenly, a huge torrent of red flames burst form the cigarette and launched its way towards the trees. The bodies, trees, and blood burned in a blaze, the flames licked the sky in a blazing dance. To most people the smell would be unbearable, to Naruto it felt like a satisfying reminder of a job well done.

Naruto turned away and nodded towards his teammates. Shino nodded slowly like he always does. Ever since he had been fully cured, he had been a bit more social… well in the sense he talked more, expressed his opinion more instead of being silent. His reason was … he saw something that he couldn't stand by and watch. Naruto didn't understand what he was talking about but hey Shino was Shino. Kiba, on the other hand, stayed good o'l Kiba. Akamaru started hitting his growth boom and was already knee high to them.

It was time to head home.

The trip was like how they usually would talk after a border patrol mission with Kurenai sensei… except Kurenai sensei wasn't there.

"Hey Naruto, Did you here the rumors? I think Anko Sensei is going to marry Iruka sensei."

Naruto shivered. "That'd be worse than having Kurenai sensei marry Kakashi."

Kiba laughed. "Nah it'd be better imagine, Kurenai sensei dating a pervert who reads smut."

Naruto laughed as well. "Yea, I guess you're right about that one. That would be worse by a lot."

Kiba smirked. "I'm always right."

Shino sighed. "What about you guessing Karui's age?"

Kiba's eyebrow twitched. "Shut up, I thought she was younger than me. Besides I hate older women."

Shino raised an eyebrow. "Are you sure, you were smiling when she said she was 3 months older than you."

Kiba barked angrily. "What about you and Fu?"

Shino shrugged. "I was satisfied with her being younger than me; essentially we are the same age."

Kiba rolled his eyes. "Than why did you talk about Karui being older than me?"

Shino simply pushed up his glasses and said blatantly, "To annoy you"

"You bastard." Kiba swiped at Shino, but Shino simply jumped to the other side of Naruto.

Shino waved his right hand as if brushing off the topic, though Naruto knew it wouldn't end there. "I'm pretty sure I was born after my parents were married, you on the other hand… that's questionable."

Kiba snapped. "OH COME HERE YOU LITTLE-"

Naruto sighed as he watched Shino run and Kiba chase after him like a madman.

This was the normal occurrence for Anbu Team 8, or that's what they were called. Their official team name was River, but that was only in the papers. You see not many Nins partnered up with their old teammates in Anbu. Why? Because Anbu have such high death rates it would cause a Nin to go into a deeper depression to see his teammate that he has known for years, outside the Anbu force, die in front of him. Team 8 was an exception. Partly because they knew the Hokage, Tsunade personally, and because their teamwork and skills could compete with the Ino Shika Cho combos.

Anyways, let's go back to the conversation. Every time they would come back they would talk to each other to pass the time. Naruto and Kiba would talk about some random things going on, whether it was funny or just bitching around about something, then Shino would put a little comment that would rile up Kiba. Kiba would start arguing with Shino while Naruto just laughed his ass off. Naruto would then calm Kiba down and start talking with Shino or Kiba would chase after Shino. And so on and so forth. It was a process that they never really understood why it was repeating all the time but it felt so natural to them.


Home… Konoha


Naruto put his armor in the locker. For some reason, Anbu were the only ones who had lockers. It was supposed to be some confidential thing like no one can know you are in Anbu. It seemed pretty dumb to him but hey rules were rules.

"Oi Naruto I handed the report in to Tsunade-sama. We're all good. She says we can have a day off before we're sent on the next one." Kiba yelled while entering the locker room.

Naruto nodded and took out a cigarette. He put it in his mouth and lit it with his right index finger. (Remember Flame seals). "How about we hit up a Bar, I hear they have a new one over by Gosen district."

Kiba shook his head. "Nah, Family invited over to dinner. We were talking about the whole gang. Shino's family, my family, and you're coming too or I will drag your ass with me" Kiba said with a smirk.

Naruto nodded but then thought for a moment. "What about the Hyuugas?'

Kiba shook his head once more. "Mom tried to get them to come but Hinata and Neji are out on a mission with their own teams, um… those uh…? Hana… Hanabi girl didn't want to come so …" Kiba scratched the back of his head, unsure what to say. "Well you know how it is."

Naruto nodded in agreement.

Shino walked over, he had already changed into his nice attire. (A nice attire for Shino is a suit with a high collar, and a black tie, with a white dress shirt.) These were the one few times you could see Shino's mouth. Well, ok here is how it is. Shino is not ugly, doesn't have bucked teeth, or anything like that. It similar to a normal face… Shino said he liked wearing high collars because it helped insulate heat for his Kikai.

Naruto just shrugged when he heard and Kiba already knew. But we're getting off topic.

Naruto walked out of the "Lock up room" as the Konoha Nin called it. "The place to store your second life." It was actually just a place to store your gear so you can go out but it was true that it was used as a locker room most of the time, but when some Anbu put on that gear, nothing mattered except your teammates and your mission.

The three traveled down a hallway heading down. Or well it seemed like it was going down. You see Anbu buildings aren't supposed to be built so they are easy to navigate. (Specifically Naruto had gotten lost 5 times and that was saying something.)

"So anyways I heard Shikamaru is taking a team to Kiri… in about a week's time." Naruto raised an eye brow. "You think we are going with them?"

Shino shook his head. "We probably be sent on a higher level raid. After all we are Anbu."

Naruto nodded. They were considered, by some, the best of the best of the best here in Anbu so… it would be unlikely they would be sent to baby sit the lower rank Anbu. Naruto looked ahead and saw the rose flower and turned left at the intersection. Memories fluttered through his head about an Anbu called Rose. If he remembered correctly, Rose retired about a month ago. Naruto had thanked the nin personally and then saw him off of the Anbu.

"Oi Naruto you listening." Kiba said while waving his face in front of Naruto.

Naruto blinked and looked over to Kiba, who was looking quite annoyed at Naruto. "Huh oh sorry Kiba…" Naruto paused and scratched his head smiling. "What did you say?"

Kiba resisted the urge to smack Naruto in the head and said, dejectedly, "Did you hear about the weird visitor from Boar"

Naruto shook his head, now interested. "What's up… wait? Isn't Boar on guard duty for the Hokage Tower."

Kiba nodded. "Yep, Earlier this week Boar was talking about this really old guy in a weird cloak or robe. He said he stepped right in and ignored the secretary. Hokage-sama almost attacked him. Boar and the rest of the Anbu surrounded the guy but Hokage-sama called them off saying that the guy was an old friend."

Naruto raised an eyebrow. "Old Friend?"

Kiba nodded. "but what's even weirder is that none of the Gate Defense Force never even sensed him coming in."

Naruto whistled in amazement. That guy must have some pretty interesting tricks up his sleeve.

Shino came in, he was also interested in the story. "So what did they talk about."

Kiba shrugged. "Boar said they talked about a Guard mission and payment. High class stuff."

Naruto nodded. "Maybe they'll give it off to Robin or Cobra, those two have been pretty successful so far."

Shino shrugged. "But they aren't really defense people, They'll definitely choose turtle."

Kiba looked at Shino as if he was crazy. "For a guard mission, the guy wouldn't even be able to kill the opponent. Yea he has one hell of a chakra barrier but his offense sucks. Porcupine will definetly go."

Naruto nodded. "Yea Porcupine has a 97% success rate on Guard missions."

Shino nodded in agreement. "True"

They finally reached one of the exits of the Anbu building. Technically it was 3 blocks away from the actual building but Underground tunnels did get you places. Naruto opened the fake door wall thing mer bober thing. Yea, It was weird.

The three teammates stepped out and walked down the street, automatically integrating with the normal of society. Naruto put up his hood so he wouldn't attract any attention. It was bad enough he was considered a demon by some of the villagers, but he had practically burned a section of Iwa and killed a Kage.

Naruto wanted to just live a life like he did when he really was a gennin. Just worrying about what new way Anko had planned out to train them but could ultimately kill them. He wanted to go back to having sleep over's, training camps, all that good stuff. He felt… normal during those times.

Ah damn he was getting sentimental and barely 15. Naruto shrugged off his thoughts and reached for another ciggerette as his old one had just burnt out.

"OI OI don't do that Naruto."

Naruto stopped reaching for his cancer stick and looked at Kiba bemused and annoyed. "What?"

Kiba rolled his eyes. "Do you really want to smoke in the middle of the clan leaders of the Inuzaku and Shibi."

Naruto blinked and scratched his head, while sighing. "Ah didn't think about that. Sorry sorry."

Shino coughed. "I believe we should continue."

Naruto nodded.

It took only 10 minutes to walk to the Inuzaku compound. But by the time they got there, all 3 teens could here the sound of laughter and chatter. The three nins looked at each other in regret. They were late. And when you were late at a party hosted by the Inuzaku well… things tended not to be butterflies and kitties. Naruto sighed and stepped forward. Kiba and Shino both sighed in relief and in mourning as Naruto would take the sacrifice.

They walked to the sliding door and Naruto stepped forward and opened it. He was greeted by:

5 Saucier cups filled with sake.

2 Yelling Inuzaku women

4 Yo's and Hey's

And of course towel to clean up the sake.

Naruto scrubbed his face up and looked at his greeting party. There was actually more people he anticipated. There was of course Shino's dad and mom, Kiba's mom and his sister, but there was also Kurenai, Anko, Asuma, Team 10 and Iruka.

Naruto smiled and waved his hand, but some where in the dark recess of his stomach he felt a deep pang of dread. After a while, well after the massacre… Naruto stopped going to parties. He wanted to avoid clumps of people as often as possible, unless of course he was drinking. But still, Naruto avoidance of people was known by a selective few, they all tried to get him to see a psychiatrist but Naruto waved them off.

"OI PUPS WHY WERE YOU LATE" Tsume Inuzaku, the leader of the Inuzaku clan, yelled obviously slurred from intoxication.

Naruto sighed and explain. "We had a mission earlier today, uh we had to wait for civilian approval."

There was a slow deep silent. Everyone here knew about what Naruto did in his "Civilian approvals"

Kurenai decided to move on. "Well hurry up guys, foods getting cold."

Anko raised her sake saucer (she got a new one). "And the sake won't drink itself."

Naruto laughed at the joke and sat down. Shino and Kiba sat on either side of Naruto, respectively near their clan leaders.

And so the party went.


Approximately 5,648.51 miles away


"GET IT!" Harry bellowed, and with a rushing, roaring sound, the silver stag he had conjured came galloping past him. The Dementor's eyeless face was barely an inch from Dudley's when the silver antlers caught it; the thing was thrown up into the air and, like its fellow, it soared away and was absorbed into the darkness; the stag cantered to the end of the alleyway and dissolved into silver mist. Moon, stars and streetlamps burst back into life. A warm breeze swept the alleyway. Trees rustled in neighboring gardens and the mundane rumble of cars in Magnolia Crescent filled the air again.

Harry stood quite still, all his senses vibrating, taking in the abrupt return to

normality. After a moment, he became aware that his T-shirt was sticking to

him; he was drenched in could not believe what had just happened. Dementors here, in Little Whinging.

Dudley lay curled up on the ground, whimpering and shaking. Harry bent down to see whether he was in a fit state to stand up, but then he heard loud, running footsteps behind him. Instinctively raising his wand again, he span on his heel to face the newcomer.

Mrs Figg, their batty old neighbour, came panting into sight. Her grizzled grey hair was escaping from its hairnet, a clanking string shopping bag was swinging from her wrist and her feet were halfway out of her tartan carpet slippers. Harry made to stow his wand hurriedly out of sight, but - "Don't put it away idiot boy!" she shrieked. "What if there are more of them around? Oh, I'm going to kill Mundungus Fletcher!"

"What?" said Harry blankly.

"He left!" said Mrs Figg, wringing her hands. "Left to see someone about a batch of cauldrons that fell off the back of a broom! I told him I'd flay him alive if he went, and now look! Dementors! It's just lucky I put Mr Tibbies on the case! But we haven't got time to stand around! Hurry, now, we've got to get you back! Oh, the trouble this is going to cause! I will kill him!"

"But -" The revelation that his batty old cat-obsessed neighbour knew what Dementors were was almost as big a shock to Harry as meeting two of them down the alleyway. "You're - you're a witch?"

"I'm a Squib, as Mundungus knows full well, so how on earth was I supposed to help you fight off Dementors? He left you completely without cover when I'd warned him -"

"This Mundungus has been following me? Hang on - it was him! He Disapparated from the front of my house!"

"Yes, yes, yes, but luckily I'd stationed Mr Tibbies under a car just in case, and Mr Tibbies came and warned me, but by the time I got to your house you'd gone - and now - oh, what's Dumbledore going to say? You!" she shrieked at Dudley, still supine on the alley floor. "Get your fat bottom off the ground, quick!"

"You know Dumbledore?" said Harry, staring at her.

"Of course I know Dumbledore, who doesn't know Dumbledore? But come on - I'll be no help if they come back, I've never so much as Transfigured a teabag." She stooped down, seized one of Dudley's massive arms in her wizened hands and tugged.

"Get up, you useless lump, get up!"

But Dudley either could not or would not move. He remained on the ground, trembling and ashen-faced, his mouth shut very tight. "I'll do it." Harry took hold of Dudley's arm and heaved. With an enormous effort he managed to hoist him to his feet. Dudley seemed to be on the point of fainting. His small eyes were rolling in their sockets and sweat was beading his face; the moment Harry let go of him he swayed dangerously.

"Hurry up!" said Mrs Figg hysterically.

Harry pulled one of Dudley's massive arms around his own shoulders and dragged him towards the road, sagging slightly under the weight. Mrs Figg tottered along in front of them, peering anxiously around the corner. "Keep your wand out," she told Harry, as they entered Wisteria Walk. "Never mind the Statute of Secrecy now, there's going to be hell to pay anyway, we might as well be hanged for a dragon as an egg. Talk about the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery… this was exactly what Dumbledore was afraid of - What's that at the end of the street? Oh, it's just Mr Prentice… don't put your wand away, boy, don't 1 keep telling you I'm no use?" It was not easy to hold a wand steady and haul Dudley along at the same time. Harry gave his cousin an impatient dig in the ribs, but Dudley seemed to have lost all desire for independent movement. He was slumped on Harry's shoulder, his large feet dragging along the ground.

"Why didn't you tell me you're a Squib, Mrs. Figg?" asked Harry, panting with the effort to keep walking. "All those times I came round your house - why didn't you say anything?"

"Dumbledore's orders. I was to keep an eye on you but not say anything, you were too young. I'm sorry I gave you such a miserable time, Harry, but the Dursleys would never have let you come if they'd thought you enjoyed it. It wasn't easy, you know… but oh my word," she said tragically, wringing her hands once more, "when Dumbledore hears about this - how could Mundungus have left, he was supposed to be on duty until midnight – where is he? How am I going to tell Dumbledore what's happened? I can't Apparate."

"I've got an owl, you can borrow her." Harry groaned, wondering whether his spine was going to snap under Dudleys weight.

"Harry, you don't understand! Dumbledore will need to act as quickly as possible, the Ministry have their own ways of detecting underage magic, they'll know already, you mark my words."

"But I was getting rid of Dementors, I had to use magic - they're going to be more worried about what Dementors were doing floating around Wisteria Walk, surely?"

"Oh, my dear, I wish it were so, but I'm afraid – MUNDUNGUS FLETCHER, I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!"

There was a loud crack and a strong smell of drink mingled with stale tobacco filled the air as a squat, unshaven man in a tattered overcoat materialized right in front of them. He had short, bandy legs, long straggly ginger hair and bloodshot, baggy eyes that gave him the doleful look of a basset hound. He was also clutching a silvery bundle that Harry recognized at once as an Invisibility Cloak.

"S'up, Figgy?" he said, staring from Mrs. Figg to Harry and Dudley. "What 'appened to staying undercover?"

"I'll give you undercover" cried Mrs Figg. "Dementors, you useless, skiving sneak thief!"

"Dementors?" repeated Mundungus, aghast. "Dementors, 'ere?"

"Yes, here, you worthless pile of bat droppings, here!" shrieked Mrs. Figg.

"Dementors attacking the boy on your watch!"

"Blimey," said Mundungus weakly, looking from Mrs. Figg to Harry, and back again. "Blimey, I -"

"And you off buying stole cauldrons! Didn't I tell you not to go? Didn't I ?!!"

"I - well, I -" Mundungus looked deeply uncomfortable. "It - it was a very good business opportunity, see -"

Mrs. Figg raised the arm from which her string bag dangled and whacked Mundungus around the face and neck with it; judging by the clanking noise it made it was full of cat food.

"Ouch - gerroff - gerroff, you mad old bat! Someone's gotta tell Dumbledore!"

"Yes - they - have!" yelled Mrs. Figg, swinging the bag of cat food at every bit of Mundungus she could reach. "And - it - had- better - be - you - and - you - can - tell - him - why - you -weren't - there - to - help!"

"Keep your 'airnet on!" said Mundungus, his arms over his head, cowering."I'm going, I'm going!"

And with another loud crack, he vanished.

"I hope Dumbledore murders him!" said Mrs. Figg furiously. "Now come on, Harry, what are you waiting for?"

Harry decided not to waste his remaining breath on pointing out that he could barely walk under Dudley's bulk. He gave the semi-conscious Dudley a heave and staggered onwards.

"I'll take you to the door," said Mrs. Figg, as they turned into Privet Drive. "Just in case there are more of them around… oh my word, what a catastrophe… and you had to fight them off yourself… and Dumbledore said we were to keep you from doing magic at all costs… well, it's no good crying over spilt potion, I suppose… but the cat's among the pixies now."

"So," Harry panted, "Dumbledore's… been having… me followed?"

"Of course he has," said Mrs. Figg impatiently. "Did you expect him to let you wander around on your own after what happened in June? Good Lord, boy, they told me you were intelligent… right… get inside and stay there," she said, as they reached number four. "I expect someone will be in touch with you soon enough."

"What are you going to do?" asked Harry quickly.

"I'm going straight home," said Mrs. Figg, staring around the dark street and shuddering. "I'll need to wait for more instructions. Just stay in the house. Goodnight."

"Hang on, don't go yet! I want to know –"

But Mrs. Figg had already set off at a trot, carpet slippers flopping, string

bag clanking.

"Wait!" Harry shouted after her. He had a million questions to ask anyone who was in contact with Dumbledore; but within seconds Mrs. Figg was swallowed by the darkness. Scowling, Harry readjusted Dudley on his shoulder and made his slow, painful way up number four's garden path. He still knew nothing.


Mundungus


"'ombledore…"

Dumbledore looked up to see a very disgruntled Mundungus. "Yes?" But Dumbledore already knew, he had always had that… feeling of dread when there was danger about. It had been coming in more successions ever since Tom arose from his sub human form.

"'arry was attacked by dementors!" Mundungus blurted out.

Dumbledore nodded. "Mundungus see to it that the Order knows, I will be going there shortly."

Mundungus nodded dumbly and went to the fire place to use the floo powder.

Dumbledore put his head in his hand and rubbed his temples. What a day. It was a good thing he hired the best of the best.


Approximately 5,648.51 miles away


Naruto woke up with a massive no make that titanic headache. 'Shit how much did I drink?'

*CRRK*

Naruto whipped around, hand on a kunai, glaring at the direction of the sound. After less than a second, Naruto sighed and relaxed. "Shino you should stop being stealthy."

Shino shrugged. "I didn't want to wake you. You did drink 6 bottles."

Naruto shrugged. "Won't kill me"

Shino shrugged once more. "the Hokage wants us."

Naruto nodded and started turning.

Shino continued. "Full gear."

The two nins paused for a second, both of them understood what full gear meant. Naruto nodded briefly and then both of them disappeared.


The Hokage's Office


Tsunade looked at the best Anbu team that has been ranked overall. They latterly broke every single record made, in team records of course.

Tsuande sighed as she opened the file. She felt the Anbu tense. This was always a habit for every Anbu. From the first mission to the last one, they always felt the importance that if you fail this mission Konoha falls.

Tsuande started to call out.

"Mission: SS-rank."

There was a pause. Tsuande felt her anbu tense. In Konoha there have been only 4 SS-rank in the whole history of its making. Each of these lead to vital and crucial victories. Hell the only one who knew about Ss0rank were the Anbu, council members, and Tsunade herself. But only Tsunade knew the contents of those SS-rank. There were of course, rumors to be spread. But it was still just a rumor, how difficult, how important this mission would be.

Tsuande continued, she knew that the Anbu wouldn't interrupt.

"Type: Guard, and Intelligence gathering.

Target: Harry Potter, full description will be held in other folders.

Area: England, Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, other areas will be stated in folder

Equipment class permitted: S-rank

Jutsu class permitted: S-rank.

Enemy: Unknown..."

There was a pause. It was not everyday, on an Anbu assignment you would get a mission with an Unknown enemy. Those only happened in Espionage missions or even undercover. This was … crazy. But the Anbu the didn't even show their surprise one bit.

Tsunade sighed and continued.

"Client: Albus Dumbledore. You will meet him by transportation unit he has provided"

Tsuande sighed once more and read the instructions left to her. "Qoute: Under no circumstances attack anyone in the vicinity. They are all allies but they will be frightened of you. Detain them and explain to them if you must but do not kill or maim. You must wear badges," Tsunade placed 3 badges with the Konoha emblem on the front of her desk. "At all times. Other orders will be explained at arrival location."

Tsunade looked up and sighed. "And off the record." Tsunade closed her eyes and clasped her hands in front of her. "We are getting a lot of money on this mission so … follow their orders. I am putting the 0 bound rule on this."

At this Naruto finally spoke up.. Of course all the other notions, other facts about the mission shocked him to the core of his being. SS-rank was rarer then a Kiri nin using Katoon jutsu, and not knowing the enemy was practically suicide. But the 0 bound rule was … anarchy. It was a placement where the Anbu got to decide the shots and if the client didn't like it, the Anbu would do everything in their power to persuade the client it was the right thing to do.

"Tsuande-sama … the 0 bound rule is … "

Tsunade held up her hand. "It does not matter; this mission is shady enough that I am teetering on the edge of not letting you go. But-"

"The war effort." Shino finished for her.

Tsunade nodded solemnly. The war had been going on, and of course Danzo had been given position in one of the other smaller villages to better attack Oto and Kiri, but the war was lasting longer than expected. The morale was high of course, and their reserves were still holding but… how long would it last. More and more people would die if this war continued and after the… third war. It was only because the Fourth Hokage's heroism that the Third Shinobi war was looked in a good light.

Naruto sighed once and looked up. He reached for the badges and tossed them to his teammates.

"We accept Hokage-sama."


A/N: And there you go, hope you guys like it. This is just the entry chapter.