Minato sighed; looking at Kushina's picture for what could have been the millionth time since she disappeared, while thinking, where are you? She had disappeared almost 5 years ago just a month after returning from their honeymoon. He remembered that day so well always thinking about it in his spare time. Kushina had been feeling ill so she had gone to her doctor to be sure she was fine, she had never come home afterwards. To make matters worse her doctor had disappeared the day after. He was always questioning why had she disappeared, had she left of her own free will, or had she been kidnapped? No one had ever found any evidence of a struggle and everyone who knew her knew she would not have left voluntarily especially not after just getting married to the man of her dreams. As much as he hated it he had to call off the search after 6 months and no leads to follow. However he could not ponder her disappearance as his sensei was on his way here to tell him his monthly report that his spy network came up with. As he was contemplating this his sensei burst in through the window causing Minato to jump in his seat.
"DAMN IT SENSEI USE THE DOOR OR ANNOUNCE YOU SELF ONE OF THESE DAYS YOUR GOING TO GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK!" Minato screamed at his sensei.
"Heh, sorry Gaki, anyways let's get to why I'm here, one of my spies in Iwa found a female prisoner from Konoha. She was pregnant when she was brought in but that all she knows. She hasn't been able to get a good look at the woman or the kid, and the only reason she knows the woman is from Konoha is because she tells the kid bedtime stories of Konoha and the kids Tou-san who she stated was in fact from Konoha." Jiraiya informed. Minato blinked alright I'll send a team to retrieve her and to find out who it is, and senseis have you…" he was cut off by Jiraiya.
"Sorry gaki, I still haven't found out anything about Kushina" said Jiraiya putting his hand on his students shoulder. Then left claiming he was going to do more "research".
Minato signed and called in his two remaining genin Rin and Kakashi and Kushina's genin Anko (after Orochimaru abandoned her), Yuugao, and Yamato (or Tenzo). When they came in he informed them of their mission infiltrate Iwa rescue the prisoner and her child, if she was from Konoha bring them back, and find out they were kidnapped (what an easy mission, no). an hour after they received their mission teams Minato and Kushina met at the main gate and headed towards Iwa.