Hate, you say 7
I would like to thank all the supporters and stuff. Yeah, anyways I'm feeling a little exasperated with this story. That is why I decided to go at it slow. Oh, and Weasel of Darkness will be updated soon. I was gonna post it, but I decided that it was too short.
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Jiraiya sat uncomfortable in his office. He stared at the scroll that he had received from his student, Gaara. Gaara never contacted him, unless there was a good reason. Gaara did not involve himself with petty matters, Chunins and Jounins were left with those tasks, so when Gaara had first sent him a scroll from Suna, Jiraiya knew that it was important. The mere mention of Hatake Kakashi had him on his toes. Just like previous reports from Gaara, the new report was important.
Jiraiya didn't like what the report implied. That Kakashi had returned to the land of the living, that thought itself was a terrifying thought and if Kakashi was dead did it mean that someone had obtained the Mangekyou Sharingan that Kakashi had used or did Kakashi ever really die? So many questions and no answers.
Team 7 was awaiting for further order in Suna. He of course couldn't send them after Kakashi if the man was alive, but neither could he leave them alone. They were very touchy, if they didn't get to do anything destructive once in a while.
He had received pictures of the destruction caused in the Land of Rice and he didn't want to send Team seven off on a suicidal mission. They weren't ready to fight someone of Kakashi's caliber yet, they need more experience. They needed to prepare because there was someone else out there that had fought Kakashi, and if the destruction caused in Rice was any indication, the enemy was no push over. Hopefully the person wouldn't be an enemy.
Jiraiya wrote down his order on a small scroll, before he handed the scroll to a small yellow toad who disappeared in a small poof of smoke. He needed to investigate. It was likely that it could have been Akatsuki, it was a shame he had become Hokage otherwise he might have investigated them further, but he knew enough to know that the Leader needed to be someone strong enough to scare even Orochimaru into following orders.
In a place called ?
Team Kakashi or former team entered a average size village. Houses and apartment alike were seen as they moved through the streets. Children playing, farmers bringing in their stocks and couples dating. It was a lively town, it would be the ideal place to settle down had you been someone getting ready to start a family.
"This is Chill village. During the day time it is a warm and bright town, but the nights are cold as Snow country's." recited Sasori as he explained to Yugito where they were. "It is also where two Akatsuki members were spotted."
"Which two?" asked Kabuto whose face was hidden by his cloak. His tail hissed in anticipation.
"Kakuzu and Hidan." replied Sasori and ignored the glances from the villagers. His eyes scanned the village and houses trying to find a hotel. They would rest and continue in the morning, even if revenge was tempting, but facing SS class criminals with no sleep would make them susceptible to casualty.
"I'll blow them away with my art! Un." said Deidara with a wide smile under his hood. His face was revealed to the world as he pushed it off.
"That's not art," stated Yugito causing Deidara to fall flat on his face.
"Don't let your guards down." advised Sasori. His black hair hair blew with the wind. The temperature was quickly dropping quickly, the sun would completely disappear within two hour at most.
Kakashi walked through a village. A small and nameless village. The villagers probably had a name for their village, but Kakashi just couldn't bring himself to care. It was a pretty large village since he had been strolling around a while now.
Nothing like a leisurely stroll to relieve some stress. Taking random turns seeing where it would lead him.
Kakashi slowly changed course and ended up outside the village. He kept walking with his sloth like pace, until the village was quite far, nothing, but a speck behind him. He stopped in the middle of a nice clearing, the grass grew naturally making it look like a nice place to have a picnic had he been on a date and searching for such a place.
He paused and stood still debating whether to acknowledge his follower or not. He slowly dropped his henge. Of course he wouldn't walk through a village looking like a ninja. He had borrowed Sasori's look and spiced it up a bit, grey hair didn't look to bad.
"Can I help you?" asked Kakashi lazily with his hand in his pocket and his charcoal black eyes lazily looking at his follower. He took on a casual stance and paused as though seeing an old friend.
The grass on the hill changed as a subtle genjutsu was released. A single person was revealed. Blue traditional looking cloths. Hunter nin mask and no hetai.
Kakashi quirked his eyebrow curiously, and stood just as lazy, and relaxed as he would when talking to a civilian. "Am I being hunted?"
"Hatake Kakashi, you are an infamous ninja. It will be an honor to test myself against a man like yourself." replied the hunter-nin with a polite tone.
Kakashi stood silent and moved his gaze to try and find anyone else, there was no way that a single hunter nin could even hope to defeat him. He didn't find anyone else.
"Come, I'll show you why my name is feared in all five great villages." replied Kakashi, his battle stance changing slightly with him leaning back and standing on the balls of his feet.
The Hunter-nin whipped out eight senbons and tossed them at Kakashi. Kakashi pulled a single kunai out and blocked every senbon not bothering to move, he stood lazy as he did it enraging his attacker.
The Hunter-nin was crossed distance between them with just several steps.
Kakashi disappeared and appeared with one leg forward on the ground before the running ninja. His foot met the ninja's foot just as the ninja was about to take another step. This caused the ninja to trip forward. Kakashi used that chance to push himself upward and arch his knee. His knee met the ninja's mask. To the naked eyes it would have looked like a simple hit, but in the brief contact between them, Kakashi had transferred enough lightning into the nin to make any Jonin cry out in agony. The mask shattered on the ninja's face.
This knee propelled the ninja backward and flip flop him across the hill as though the ninja had been a tossed rock across a river.
Kakashi half expected the ninja to be unconscious or screaming in pain, but he hadn't even heard a whimper causing him to watch the Hunter-nin curiously. It simply meant that the ninja use to pain or at least trained to tolerate it.
The ninja slowly moved to try and get up, but it was obvious that the Hunter-nin was struggling to stay conscious. The ninja's body was fighting just to stand. The mask was off having been shattered to reveal a bleeding nose and a young face. Black strand of hair falling down covering the ninja's face slightly.
Kakashi stared at the ninja's face. It was slightly feminine, but he could tell that the person was male. He walked forward and the ninja fell backward fighting to move. Kakashi looked into his attacker's eyes. He didn't see any determination.
"I see, your trying to die." stated Kakashi and took on his relax stance, his hands back in his pockets. "Your eyes don't have any drive to live, you wanted to die fighting me."
The ninja didn't reply and instead opened his mouth.
Kakashi jerked his head back as a senbon nearly hit his right eye. He quickly stomped on the ninjas lung making the nin choke out air and struggle to breath.
"That wasn't a senbon." stated Kakashi as he looked at the young man's mouth and unconsciously prepared himself to move again if the nin spat another senbon. "That was ice, you must be the last of your clan."
The young man remained silent, instead choosing to simply glare.
Kakashi chuckled and stepped onto the neck of the last Yuki to prevent anymore attacks. "Death isn't something that you should chase after. How disappointed would your clan be if you showed up as pathetic as you are to them, I find myself disgusted just staring at you."
Black lifeless eyes were slowly filled with hate and as if a damn broke the ninja's determination exploded. Hands moved with one goal, to kill.
Kakashi quickly stomped on the young ninja's right shoulder breaking it to stop the sudden struggle. "I touched a sore spot did I?"
The teen's mouth moved in uncontrollable rage.
"What was that?" asked Kakashi staring curiously down at the injured ninja. "Whoever raised you must have been incompetent or mute."
That did it. Ice appeared out of thin air and forced him back.
The seventeen year looking teen slowly pick himself up. Black eyes glared at him and back away.
"Shut up!" growled the black haired and created a kunai out of thin air grabbing it with his left hand. A kunai made out of solid ice, it almost looked like a diamond.
"Is running away all you can do?." asked Kakashi to the teen who was standing fearful with the single kunai. "If you want to kill me you have to get near me-"
The teen eyes went wide as his left wrist was suddenly being held by Kakashi's strong grip.
"-like this." said Kakashi and made the boy drop his kunai by forcing the hand to let go.
The boy pulled back quickly, but it only resulted in him falling on the ground.
"It seems the first attack had hurt you a lot more than you had let on." stated Kakashi reminding the Yuki descendant of the knee he had taken to the face. "Now I see why Mist didn't kill you. Your not worth killing."
The teen lifted his shaking left hand struggling to get it up and pointed at Kakashi. The fingers curled as though it were a gun.
"Yes?" asked Kakashi lazily as he stared at the kid's index finger. His regular black eyes looking at the young ninja's hand with a careless deameanor not bothering to use his sharingan.
Kakashi tilted his head letting a small and very compressed water bullet pass. "Impressive almost surprised me, but your already passed your limit."
Kakashi moved his head again letting another water bullet pass him and stared at the finger waiting for another before speaking. "Impressive, if you were a genin."
Another bullet passed, but this time just barely missing his heart. Kakashi lifted a hand of his own, pointed and closed one eye as if taking aim.
Black eyes stared disbelieving at the hand.
"When you awake seek me out, if you want power, your eyes lust for it I can see it." said Kakashi with his sharingan activating before his finger glowed and a ball of electricity connected to the ninja's forehead. "I'll see you around Haku."
Zabuza had brought up an interesting apprentice. Asuma chose his enemies well.
Kakashi chuckled. He had recognized the boy as soon as the mask had fell off. The boy was wanted dead by Konoha and had a average size bounty on him.
Kakuzu was leading his annoying partner through the thick forest of The Land of Earth. It was outside the Land's border, but being there was bad news if you were any regular ninja that wasn't from Iwa. Kakuzu promptly stopped and moved his gaze to a tree that he had passed.
"What is it?" questioned Hidan as he looked ahead searching the forest.
"You noticed that's good." commented Sasori as he appeared behind a tree.
Kakuzu narrowed his eyes at the black hair ninja. "Who are you?"
Sasori chuckled. "You already forgot me, that's very rude. I thought destroying your hearts would have surely left an impression."
"Your the puppet fucker! Did you come back for more?" asked Hidan with a loud laugh. The Akatsuki member swung his scyth in excitement and licked his lip.
Kakuzu stayed silent letting his partner speak for him and silently released three hearts preparing to fight Sasori. He hadn't had time to completely restock. His fire, water, and lightning element were all he had. One of the reason they were near Iwa had been to restock his Earth heart.
"Careful Hidan, he's different from before." warned Kakuzu and warily watched his surrounding checking for Sasori's companions. He was wary most of all because of Sasori's change, the man looked like the Sandaime puppet he once used. Changes were either good or bad and Kakuzu was certain it wasn't good in this case.
"He's alone Kakuzu. He's a dead fucker," replied Hidan and swung his scythe in anticipation.
"I am alone for the moment. You have at least half an hour before my allies arrive," replied Sasori with a monotone.
"Hidan we'll both fight, if they reach us we won't be walking away," warned Kakuzu. They needed to leave as quickly as possible to avoid fighting three more powerful opponents or Hatake Kakashi himself if he hadn't died as they had heard.
"I should warn you. Last time was different." advised Sasori and gave a curious look to Hidan who charged forward with scythe at hand.
"No strategy I see."
Kakashi traveled at a sedate pace through the border of The Land of Wind. He was following an old loyal and trusty friend of his. It was kind of weird that dog really was man's best friend. Not even the Inuzukas could hope to produce a dog like Pakkun within the next century. He was proud to say that the small pug was his friend and summon.
"Well Pakkun, did you find a trail yet?" asked Kakashi lazily to the small pug he was following.
The small summon shook its head and kept sniffing the dry air. It soon came to a wayward tree and stopped.
Pakkun gave Kakashi a look who had followed giving him a look that told him to leave. "Can you give me a minute?"
Kakashi gave an amused chuckle, before looking away from the small pug. "Take your time."
He left Pakkun and and kept going in the general direction that he suspected his team were at. Pakkun would catch up to him once he was done.
Itachi walked silently with his partner through a somewhat dry forest.
Kisame complained about the humid air, and Itachi tried his best to ignore it, trying to read a bingo book that he had.
"That brother of yours, do you really think he surpassed Jiraiya of the Sannin?" asked Kisame in a skeptical tone.
Itachi looked away from his book and paused. His eyes gave Kisame a glare. The Sharingan spun angrily.
"Kisame, do you know who was Jiraiya's previous student?" replied Itachi with a question of his own, his tone sounding as though he was pointing out something obvious to a young child.
Kisame's eyes looked bewildered, before looking slightly afraid. "The Yondaime Hokage."
Itachi started moving again ignoring Kisame. Sasuke wasn't someone capable of becoming as powerful as the Yondaime, but he certainly wouldn't be weak either. If Sasuke obtained the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan than maybe he might reach the Yondaime Hokage's with its power, but even than it would be uncertain unless said man was alive.
"Focus Kisame, we're here to confirm wether Hatake is dead or not," ordered Itachi with a slightly annoyed tone. Kisame was annoying, especially if your making him travel toward Suna. Itachi refrained from ever questioning how Kisame became a fish, because he knew that Kisame had once been a regular looking ninja.
Kisame grunted in reply and became silent. The man pulled out a water bottle and continued toward Suna.
He hated missions like these. Infiltration was a specialty of his along with Itachi's, but he hated desert. At least the mission was simple.
"You know sometimes I hate you!" shouted Yugito as she kicked a tree branch out of her way and glared ahead. Behind her followed Deidera with a large smile as he eyed the destruction in the forest and Kabuto who walked casually through the destruction following them.
"I was simply testing my limits," replied Sasori with a casual remark. He sat on Hidan's headless body, Kakuzu laid dead in a small crater.
"It still isn't art, un!" shouted Deidara with a large frown.
Sasori seemed to hesitate to reply before his new body started shaking.
Yugito eyed Sasori with concern, but her concern was for naught when Sasori lifted his head and laughed for the first time. It disturbed Deidara, Kabuto and Yugito, but both decided not to comment.
The black headed Sasori seemed to have trouble laughing almost as if he had genuine lungs before suddenly stopping and looking directly at Deidara.
"Your right, this isn't art, it's much more now," stated Sasori, his voice returning to its usual monologue.
Deidara frowned, but chose not to reply. He didn't want know what exactly Sasori's body could do and he could get hurt as a result.
Yugito sealed away the bodies of Kakuzu and Hidan. The screaming head of Hidan did make them Deidara and Kabuto looking curious. Kabuto looked excited to study them in the future. Yugito had punched the body-less head before sealing it.
"Lets collect their bounties, un," suggested Deidara with a large smile.
"After we study them," injected Kabuto with a placating smile.
Deidara glared at Kabuto, but didn't otherwise object. He
"Akatsuki will throw a fit," replied Yugito with a smile. She was miffed with Sasori having run off and done it alone, but he didn't fail and that was what had truly mattered. She had even planned the same thing, but Sasori had went earlier than planned.
"Be prepared to face them again and learn from our last battle," warned Sasori as he held two rings that he had gotten from Kakuzu and Hidan.
"That's Akatsuki ring isn't it?" questioned Yugito. She had seen Kisame wearing one along with Itachi during their fight.
Sasori nodded and turned the rings around in his palm. "Chakra receptor and more, but it may have more than one function."
"Meaning they may already know." stated Yugito and took a thoughtful stance with her hand on his chin. "We'll wait, and let them come after us."
"But first we all need to listen to Sasori's latest report," stated Kabuto with a smile. The snake like tail hissed in agreement.
All eyes went back to Sasori.
Sasori nodded. Kabuto had been the one to pick up the report from one of his many spies, since Kabuto was his spy to began with.
"Lady Chiyo is confirmed dead." stated Sasori and pulled out a red scroll. "I received the report only recently ago."
Yugito glared at Sasori for not telling them something that important. Her killing intent slowly started oozing.
"And Kakashi?" she asked. Her voice hardening, trying to keep from looking like someone lost. Kakashi was a father to her, despite never once having acted like it.
Sasori smiled for just a split second before his expression became blank again. "They couldn't find a body, my spy believes Chiyo used a forbidden jutsu to keep him alive or bring him back to life."
"How reliable is this spy?" asked Yugito.
"Very reliable," replied Sasori in his monologue voice. "This is Kakashi, I doubt that the man would have stayed dead either way."
"And Kakashi isn't on this list," offered Kabuto with a large smile as he held a scroll for Yugito and Deidara to see.
"What is it? un," questioned Deidara looking at the scroll confused along with Yugito.
"The summoning scroll for Edo Tensei," replied Kabuto with a proud tone and smile.
Kabuto didn't smile for long when he found his face hit with a jolt of black lightning sending him across the destroyed forest. An enraged Yugito was ready to pounce on him.
"It doesn't work, it doesn't summon the dead! I was only using it for reference!" shouted Kabuto as his body shook in pain leaving him helpless. He shouted to keep from dying prematurely despite being so out of composure.
Yugito stopped and stayed still before smiling.
"Than he's alive," she said to herself before she kicked Kabuto one more time. "Deidara carry him."
Deidara looked ready to argue, but one spark of black electricity had him shut up and obey. As soon as he lifted Kabuto though he felt a massive jolt through him leaving him gasping in pain. He lifted Kabuto and placed him on his shoulder despite the lightning coursing through them.
"You owe me, ungh!" grunted Deidara as he started walking after Sasori and Yugito who were leaving.
"I should have explained the scroll first," grunted Kabuto and looked down at his tail, it was unconscious. His tail had taken the attack directly to protect him and had distributed most of the lightning toward the earth by connecting its head with the ground. Despite all that he was still in great pain.
"Pakkun was right when he said he smelled you, I was a little doubtful, but an opportunity is always welcomed," said Kakashi. He stood leaning against a great oak tree. His hair defying gravity looking lofty as though he had slept on it.
Tsunade of the Sannin whipped her head to him and immediately looked wary. Shizune who had been next to her pulled out senbons and looked ahead of the trail calculating if they could escape and get help from the nearest village.
"Thanks Pakkun," he said to his small pug and tossed it a treat. It took the treat and disappeared in a small poof of smoke.
Kakashi's Sharingan activated and he smiled to Tsunade. He kept his relax posture making sure to let them know he didn't see them dangerous enough to take on his fighting stance like Tsunade.
"What do you want Kakashi!" growled Tsunade and spat his name out as though it was a disease.
"Nothing much, just a small reunion," replied Kakashi. He waited for a reply, but didn't get one. "Maybe not."
"So I heard you had another apprentice?" asked Kakashi with a curious tone.
Tsunade was on him in an instant.
He dodged her casually and had a kunai out blocking Shizune's attack with her senbons.
"No speed at all. All your doing is deliver powerful punches, but to slow to hit anyone fast," taunted Kakashi as he dodged Tsunade's fist and let it pass hitting a tree that broke like a twig.
"Speed huh," replied Tsunade and jumped away to regroup with her apprentice "Shizune I want you to run to Konoha. Summon my snail there."
Shizune shook her head. "I'll help you Tsunade-sama."
Kakashi stood still watching curiously.
Tsunade sighed before nodding. Shizune pulled out more kunais, but her kunais dropped out of her hand as she looked to her side. Tsunade's finger was pressing on her shoulder.
Shizune started dropping unconscious, but Tsunade stopped her descent before rushing through the summoning jutsu and warily watching Kakashi who watched casually.
Kakashi let her by motioning his hand as a sign to go on to her. She looked ready to charge, but continued.
A large nameless snail appeared in a large poof.
"Take Shizune to Konoha as quickly as possible." ordered Tsunade to her loyal snail.
Kakashi watched the snail disappear with Shizune. He tilted his head curiously looking at where Shizune had been before looking at Tsunade who had her hands in the ram seal.
"Release!" shouted Tsunade. The yin seal on her head slowly unraveled and traveled on her forehead before lining down on both her cheeks.
"Your going to go all out I see," commented Kakashi as he prepared to fight her seriously. He could feel her chakra through the air, it was monstrous. "I see the Uzumaki blood in you finally shows its face, its too bad that your Senju blood makes you a coward."
"Shut up, you don't know anything about the Uzumaki or Senju!" growled Tsunade and she flickered from where she stood disappearing and destroying the ground.
Kakashi side stepped Tsunade and completed his hand-seals.
"Raikiri!" shouted Kakashi and swung his lightning blade making Tsunade jumped back to avoid being cut in half. The blue lightning sizzled in his hand.
"I know enough that you let an Uzumaki die," replied Kakashi and made his Sharingan evolve to the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan. His lightning blade glowed brighter.
Tsunade didn't reply and instead charged forward shattering the ground with every step. She created a lightning lance in her hand and clashed with his Raikiri.
"I always suspected you to be lightning nature," remarked Kakashi as he clashed his lightning against her.
Tsunade only glared at him and doubled her effort. She pulled back and attacked him with her legendary strength backing the lance.
Kakashi's Raikiri broke and the lightning lance passed through him leaving him untouched.
Tsunade narrowed her eyes and jumped back avoiding his counterattack. A kunai had just barely missed her heart.
"Jiraiya was right, you can't be touched."
"I see he warned you about my abilities, but always useless when you need to rely on him," replied Kakashi casually. He was surprised that she had reacted so well to his counter, but he supposed she wouldn't be a Sannin if she was killed that easy.
Tsunade only glared.
"I wanted to test it out anyway," continued Kakashi and his Eternal Mangekyou Sharingans glowed an ocean blue before his pupils turned to rings that expanded leaving his eyes looking like a ripple.
"What is that?" questioned Tsunade as she eyed Kakashi's new eyes. It felt as though the eyes could see through her and into her soul.
"This is the Rinnegan," replied Kakashi and lifted his right hand. He pulled on the empty air.
Tsunade's instinct told her to move, but she found herself being pulled directly toward Kakashi. She surprised Kakashi by quickly created a lance of lightning and ran right at him instead of trying to run from the gravity.
Kakashi lifted his other hand and grabbed the lightning lance as if it were just a pole.
The lightning sizzled into his hand and Tsunade found herself hit by the same invisible force that had dragged her toward Kakashi.
Tsunade flipped catching herself and eyeing Kakashi. He stood in the center of a small crater untouched by even the debris in the air.
"The Rinnegan huh, when did you get those?" questioned Tsunade and cracked her neck. She stretched her shoulders and stood relaxed changing her demeanor so much that it made Kakashi wary of the sudden change.
"I've always had it. Just unable to use it until recently," replied Kakashi and curiously stared at her with his Rinnegan. He could tell she didn't seemed troubled at all, she looked almost glad. "So why so confident?"
Tsunade simple shook it her head. "Its not confidence Kakashi, it's acceptance, coward like you could never accept death."
Kakashi laughed. "It isn't all it's said to be, I would know."
Tsunade nodded. "I heard about your supposed death. Care to tell me."
"I did die," replied Kakashi and drew his kunai. "But that's all I'll admit."
Tsunade nodded smirked. There was a small poof under her shirt.
Kakashi eyed her chest curiously. His eyes hadn't seen anything hiding between her breast, but the sudden chakra appearance and disappearance proved otherwise.
"A snail," commented Kakashi as he deduced what it could have been. He turned his eyes on Tsunade who looked very confident. He eyed her chakra network and saw that her chakra was going to her head. "I see your using your own jutsu on yourself by removing the chemical that causes fear or doubt, that isn't acceptance that's doping yourself to run away from your problem."
Tsunade smiled. "I'm not running Kakashi, but you need to question yourself why would I need to be this confident?"
Kakashi eyed her head again before looking at her warily. "Suicide?"
"Bingo, the chances of me surviving this is 1.5 percent lets see if my luck holds up."
Tsunade clapped her hands together and blurred through hand-seals before stopping. Her skin instantly started glowing pale blue.
"I really wanted to test my eyes further," replied Kakashi and started listing ways to escape from Tsunade who was glowing and running toward him with eight shadow clones. She was going all out and the clones were normal, if he had to guess touching them and her was a bad idea. "I really didn't want to draw to much attention, but I guess I'll be able to use this now."
Nagato Uzumaki was in his tower when he felt it. The powerful wave of chakra that he felt wash over him and the elemental nation. His eyes widen in shock and fear, before the chakra had disappeared. It was as though a new type of air had entered the world's atmosphere. He could feel it everywhere, it was similar to his chakra and so different at the same time.
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