Vanex: Hello all! The move is over and I'm back in business. Here's Chapter 15!
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.
In the office of the Mizukage, Mei Terumi sighs as she listens to her advisors.
"Mizukage-sama, please reconsider!"
"They will destroy us!"
Mei sighs. "Will you two stop? I'm not going to change my mind. It's the best chance we have to have peaceful relations with Otogakure."
"They have no interest in peace! All they want is to conquer! Just look at what happened to Konohagakure!"
"You have no way of knowing that! Besides, Konoha's destruction was due to the things they did to the Otokage's son! We've done nothing like that, so we should be fine."
The advisors shift nervously.
"Okay, what are you two not telling me?"
"Well, in the last war, we just might have been responsible for destroying the Otokage's homeland."
"What? Why did we do that?"
"Well, the Uzumaki clan was feared by all the villages. They had abilities and techniques that surpassed many of the ones found in other villages. The Mizukage, at the time, chose to strike them down."
"Why wasn't I informed of this when I took office?"
"We had convinced the rest of the villages that Iwa was responsible. We thought we could let the knowledge die away."
Mei sighs again. "Get out, you two. I'm not going to change my mind."
"Because, this might be the best way to show that we want to rectify that. Now, get out!"
The two advisors leave. Mei sits back to do more paperwork.
"I hate having to dress in formal clothes!"
"I do too, Naruto. But you don't hear me complaining! So put on the damn kimono!"
Naruto grumbles at his mother, before grabbing the kimono and walking into the bathroom. He comes back out, dressed in the kimono.
Kushina smiles at him. "You look so cute in that kimono!"
Kushina laughs as she and Naruto travel to the cart that will transport them to Kiri.
Mei looks up as there is a knock on her door "Come in."
The door walks in and one of her ninja walks in.
"Mizukage-sama, we've confirmed that the Otokage and her son are on their way here."
"Very good. Return to your post."
The ninja leaves. Mei sits back to think.
"Oh, I can't wait to meet my future husband! From everything I've heard and seen, he sounds like a hot stud!"
She giggles perversely, before getting back to her paperwork.
"Someone must be talking about you, Naruto."
The Uzumaki duo are riding in their cart, on the way to Kiri.
"So, what's the plan, Mom?"
"Well, we'll arrive in Kiri, pretending like we want to go through with the wedding. We'll use the wedding as an excuse to sneak in some of our forces. The rest will wait outside the village, until the invasion."
"I understand, Mom."
Kushina smiles, before pulling Naruto into a hug.
"You really are into giving me hugs, eh Mom?"
"Can you blame me? I've missed out on 12 years of hugs."
Naruto rolls his eyes, before relaxing in his mother's embrace. The convoy from Oto continues on its way.
Vanex: I know, it's a short chapter. It's to be expected from moving. The chapters will get longer after this one. But, at least I'm back and ready for action! See you all next time!