KG: Hey people I'm back and I thank you all for your opinion's on Kiba's Mini-harem. As to those who are wondering about my bar, then that's on a small break. It'll come back eventually I promise. Now then in Kiba's harem we have Tenten, Kurotsuchi, Karui, Temari and Ino. Thank you for your opinions again.
"Hajime," Tsunade yelled and immediately the crowd roared. Everyone watched as Naruto threw a shuriken which Tenzo easily blocked, but then the blonde threw three more making the anbu take a small evasive action. Naruto continued with them all as he threw shuriken after shuriken. The blonde grinned like mad as he saw the anbu dodge. Soon he stopped his assault and held up a handsign.
"Ninpo: Kumo Shuriken(Ninja Art: Cloud Shuriken)," Naruto yelled as Tenzo saw a limitless amount of shuriken launch at him. The anbu quickly grabbed his sword and parried all of the shots as everyone saw shuriken drop to the floor one after the other.
"He'll have to do better than that to beat an anbu," Someone said while Anko grinned as she waved them off.
"Don't worry, he's just getting started," The tokubetsu jonin said as everyone continued to watch the match in front of them. A was taking a precise action to watch Naruto for all the match was worth. He knew a fight like this might not show up again.
Meanwhile, Tenzo finished parrying all the shuriken as they laid at his feet. The anbu secretly smirked as he sheathed his sword back.
"Not bad Uzumaki-Namikaze-san, but you should do a better job of-," Tenzo stopped as he looked up to see Naruto gone. The shuriken were just a distraction to get out of the Anbu's line of sight. Tenzo sighed as looked around. He was an anbu and yet he lost sight of his target. He had to admit that it was a failure on his part.
Immediately a flash of light appeared in the air as everyone looked up. They all saw Naruto grinning like mad as he charged for Tenzo. The anbu narrowed his eyes as Naruto yelled.
"Oodama Rasengan," The blonde yelled as he slammed his rasengan into the ground making it explode. Tenzo backflipped away from the explosion as he saw Naruto get to his feet. The Uzumaki-Namikaze cracked his knuckles and quickly took out a scroll.
"If you don't get serious then you're going to be in for a world of hurt," Naruto warned as he bit his thumb. He twirled the scroll around for a little while before slamming it to the ground.
"Kuchiyose: Saishū Mokutekichi(Summoning: Final Destination)," Naruto yelled as the ground began to crumble underneath their feet. Tenzo looked around as he saw the ground crumble. He looked back at Naruto smiling and immediately the ground broke apart making a giant hole surprising everyone. Naruto jumped back and so did Tenzo. People's cheering increased as they looked at the semi-destroyed field.
"I see you're serious Naruto-san, but I've still been holding back," Tenzo said and Naruto nodded. He'd expect nothing less from an anbu of Konoha.
"Well this is rare. I've never known Tenzo to want to fight so badly," Kakashi said while Kiba tapped his shoulder bringing the Copy Ninja's attention to his student.
"Kakashi-sensei, what can you tell us about this Tenzo guy?" Kiba asked as everyone turned to the jonin. Kakashi narrowed his eyes at Tenzo who was smiling and sighed.
"Since he's an anbu I can't say much, but he's one of the best in Anbu for a reason. In fact the only people who were better than him were Itachi and myself. You're all about to see something impressive about him also," Kakashi said to them and everyone turned back to see Tenzo doing his handsigns.
"Mokuton: Kurai Mori(Wood Release: Dark Forest)," Tenzo yelled shocking almost everyone, even Naruto.
"Wood Release? How does he know the First Hokage's jutsu? No one's been able to do that," Haku said as she studied up on the history of Konoha, she at least knew that much.
"Wow never thought I'd see a Mokuton user," Tsume said with a small laugh.
Meanwhile, Naruto narrowed his eyes as the ground under him quickly trapped him in a assortment of trees. The blonde cursed as he saw Tenzo smile while he folded his arms.
"Didn't see that coming, but it's better that way," Naruto said as he he struggled to get out, but Tenzo shook his head.
"Sorry Naruto-san, but those trees are the strongest trees that you'll ever meet. They can get destroyed so easily. Tenzo said to him and Naruto narrowed his eyes. He sighed before he lightly chuckled. He had tons of ways to get out of this, but the most fun would be to shock Tenzo himself a little. Naruto closed his eyes for a bit while the crowd waited in silence.
"Then you should know that nothing's gonna hold me down this easily. Amaterasu," Naruto yelled as he strained his eyes over the trees. Tenzo widened his eyes as did everyone else as the black flames engulf the trees. It didn't take more than an instant for Naruto jump down and quickly disposed of the flames before they reached anywhere else. Tenzo chuckled at the blonde while Naruto's eyes raged with the sharingan.
"Well you certainly are full of surprises," Tenzo said and Naruto nodded with a small shrug of his shoulders.
"That's me I guess, but now then I say we kick this pace up a notch," Naruto said as he quickly blur out of sight. Tenzo narrowed his eyes as he blocked a kick aimed at his face. He quickly pivoted his foot and sidestepped Naruto's form as he sent a punch to the blonde. Naruto landed on the ground and easily ducked, but he failed to see the small feint in time as he was kicked across the face. The blonde cursed his luck as people gasped. Naruto slammed into the wall while Tenzo rubbed the back of his head.
"Was that too fast for you Uzumaki-Namikaze-san?" Tenzo asked and Naruto narrowed his eyes. He didn't dare to use the byakugan since he knew about some of it's weaknesses. Tenzo could overcharge his chakra and blind Naruto leaving the blonde more vulnerable.
"Well he seems to be getting pushed back. His opponent is an anbu though," Tayuya said watching as did everyone else. Nanabi narrowed her eyes while the others wondered if Naruto was alright.
"He's waiting. I can't explain it, but that blonde is stalling for something. I wonder what it is," Nanabi thought and unknown to her, Kushina shared that same thoughts as Nanabi.
"He's not done. Naruto-kun's stronger than this. We all know it," Fu said and Kasumi nodded in agreement. Yugito was looking at the entire thing in awe. She'd never seen something like what she was watching, the same could be said for Nibi.
"Well he's unique, I can't wait to see the rest," Nibi said to her and Yugito nodded as they all refused to take their eyes off the ball in front of them.
Back with Naruto
Naruto grinned as he swiped some blood from his mouth. He gritted his teeth and stood to his feet.
"Maybe you'd like to give up now?" Tenzo asked and Naruto stood to his feet. Ne chuckled as he turned back to his opponent.
"No thanks. I'm having a blast," Naruto said as he charged at Tenzo again. The anbu sighed as he blocked one of Naruto's punches, but the blonde wasn't about to be finished as he wanted one attack on the anbu. The two went through a taijutsu frenzy destroying the field while the dust picked up around them. The crowd widened their eyes while Tsunade smiled in her seat.
"So Daimyou-sama who do you think will win?" Tsunade asked as A and his advisors turned to the man present. The Daimyou waved his fan over his mouth and grinned.
"Whether he wins or not, that blonde brat has my vote. I hope he wins," The daimyou responded and Tsunade nodded. He could only hope that Naruto did also.
Finally, Naruto kick connected to Tenzo's face as he sent him into the wall. The blonde sighed as wiped his brow. He still had a few ideas in his head and now was a good time to try them out as Tenzo regrouped. Naruto placed his hand on the ground and closed his eyes.
"Kyuubi-chan this will be my first try using the steps we know. I don't know if it will work, but it's best to try it," Naruto told her and Kyuubi nodded. Naruto's chakra flared as he placed it into the ground. He sighed and breathed easily.
"Yin release. The power that governs imagination. Come on Kuso," Naruto said in thought and he hoped he got it down as he was out of time as he heard Tenzo yelled.
"Mokuton: Jubaku Eiso( Wood Release: Tree Bind Flourish Burial)," Tenzo yelled sending multiple tree binds at Naruto. The blonde widened his eyes and quickly backed away from them, but noticed that they were following him. The blonde cursed as he was forced to run around the field. He then got an idea as he ran straight for Tenzo. The anbu grinned before doing a separate set of handsigns.
"Doton: Doryūheki( Earth Release: Earth Encampment Wall)," Tenzo yelled erecting a small wall between himself and Naruto. No way would Naruto turn his own jutsu back on him, but it seemed that Tenzo was still underestimating Naruto. The blonde added small amounts of Kyuubi's chakra to his form before he ran on all fours of his arms and legs.
"Tsūga," Naruto yelled as he used the Inuzuka technique and spun violently at the wall. He slammed into it making it crumble apart shocking Tenzo, but the anbu quickly jumped out of the way of Naruto's attack, but he saw the faintest smirk across the blonde's face as he stopped and skidded on the ground. Tenzo gave a small grin as he sighed.
"I can see why you made tokubetsu jonin Naruto-san. You really are talented," Tenzo said and Naruto stood to his feet.
"Thank you, I try," Naruto said as he rubbed the back of his head, but then Tenzo's gaze turned cold as he went through his handsigns. Naruto narrowed his eyes as he got ready for anything.
"But you have come to the last stage. Everything I've done was to prepare you for this trap and you fell for it perfectly," Tenzo said and Naruto narrowed his eyes. He looked around the field and widened his eyes. He was surrounded completely by wood and trees while Tenzo finished his handsigns.
"You lose Uzumaki-Namikaze-san. You're not ready to become the Hokage. I had fun," Tenzo said as he slammed the ground.
"Doton: Doryukatsu( Earth Release: Earth Flow Division)," Tenzo yelled as the ground began to split in two. Naruto widened his eyes as he felt the earth under him split. He slightly cursed as he tried to stick his chakra to the ground, but it was too steep and the blonde dropped down. Tenzo closed his eyes as he went through another range of handsigns.
"Doton: Doryuso( Earth Release: Earth Flow Spears)," Tenzo yelled and numerous spears appeared in the sides of the two earth wall as he slammed it one more time. Everyone widened their eyes as they gasped at what Tenzo was about to do.
"He wouldn't go that far would he?" Tsume asked while Kakashi narrowed his eyes. Everyone was on the edge of their seats while Kiba and Haku feared the worst. They all knew what he was going to do. He was going to close the two divided wall using the spikes to impale whoever was inside.
"Tenzo!" Yugao yelled, but the anbu ignored her.
"Doton: Chikyū Wareme( Earth Release: Earth Fissure)," Tenzo yelled as he closed the two earth walls. They shut tight as everyone gasped. Everyone stayed silent as Tenzo was the only one on the field.
Fu, Kasumi and Tayuya widened their eyes while Kimimaro narrowed his own. Kushina glared while Yugito wondered if all anbu were that unforgiving.
"Did that shithead just die?" Tayuya wondered while Kasumi gulped. Everyone stayed silent in the compound also, but Kimimaro said something that made them all calm down.
"He's not down. Naruto-sama knows when to get serious," Kimimaro said as he knew that Naruto was stronger than that.
Back at the field, Tenzo turned to Tsunade and bowed. He could feel some of the distain people were having for him, but he did what he had to.
"Well Uzumaki-Namikaze-san, you have the crowds sympathy," Tenzo said in thought as he looked up at his Hokage.
"Call it Hokage-sama," Tenzo said as people closed their eyes. Kurenai and Anko narrowed their own as this balled their fists. It wasn't going down like that. Not if they knew Naruto the way they did.
"Naruto Uzumaki-Namikaze is unable to fight. The winner is-," Tsunade stopped as she looked at the ground. She raised an eyebrow as did everyone else. Some jonin and chunin pointed to others as they looked at the field in awe. It was steaming with heat. The steam was easily coming out of the ground below Tenzo and the anbu raised an eyebrow. He looked down at the ground before the smiles returned to people's face. Sand converged around Tenzo feet making the anbu widened his eyes. He quickly jumped, but the sand grabbed him and quickly covered his form. He saw the ground open up and narrowed his eyes again. He saw Naruto come out of the ground and the blonde was covered in sand armor.
"Man that was close. If I didn't make that I might have died," Naruto said as the stadium roared again. Naruto chuckled as he raised his fist into the air.
"Until I become Hokage and win this tournament there is no way I'm gonna die!" The blonde yelled as everyone got excited again. Kasumi and Fu cheered while Tayuya widened her eyes. Kimimaro chuckled slightly and so did Kushina and Nanabi. Yugito gently smiled while she felt slightly relieved. Tsunade sighed as she leaned back into her chair.
"Damn that brat. I was so worried for him," she said rubbing her temples. A, Darui and C chuckled at the same time.
"He's quite resourceful. I can't imagine facing him," C said making Darui nod.
"He's definitely not dull. This stadium is full of cheers for this guy," Darui spoke and A nodded. Naruto turned to Tenzo and narrowed his eyes.
"I'm gonna be the last one standing dattebayo. If you think I'm gonna give up easily then you've got another thing coming. It doesn't matter what you do cause I won't give up without trying," Naruto said as he closed his fist.
"Sabaku Soso(Sand Burial)," Naruto yelled as his sand crushed Tenzo, but the anbu escaped his grasp as Naruto sighed.
"Shikaku-san," Naruto yelled making the Nara's presence known as people wondered what Naruto might say. Shikamaru rolled his eyes before grinning.
"I'm sorry for what I've done to you and your clan, but I hope you'll forgive me as I use this," Naruto said as he got down on one knee. Shikaku narrowed his eyes as Naruto yelled.
"Kagemane no Jutsu," The blonde yelled sending his shadow at Tenzo. Shikaku rubbed the back of his head and sighed. The blonde really was troublesome in every sense of the word.
Tenzo dodged Naruto's shadow, but failed to see the blonde's shinseinagan so on that note, Naruto sent his sand also towards the anbu. Tenzo gasped as he dodged Naruto's sand also. He was moving fast to dodge them both and immediately he stopped when Naruto's shadow was out of range. Naruto grinned as he stood to his feet.
"Is that all you've got Naruto-san?" Tenzo asked and the blonde shook his head.
"No, but you've fallen into my trap. Now I've got you," Naruto said with one handsign.
"Kai," The blonde yelled as Tenzo looked down. He saw a deep hole in the ground and dropped down it. Like his jutsu it was too steep to allow for escape or clinging to the walls as Naruto walked towards it.
"You're not the only one who can put someone in a hole," Naruto said as he touched the ground. He balled his hand into a fist as he smiled.
"My first jutsu thanks to Yin release. Making something real using the imagination and chakra. Right down there is...well I'd rather not say. Ninpo: Hateshinai Zetsubō no Hōkō(Ninja Art: Endless Wandering of Despair)," Naruto yelled as he closed the hole. Immediately the sand around him was channeled into the ground as the blonde sent it for Tenzo. He smiled as he closed his eyes. There was a muffled explosion under the ground making it shake for a little while as Naruto got to his feet.
"That's how you do things," Naruto sighed as he sighed. He released the technique and everyone saw Tenzo with his armor broken and his body very injured. Tenzo huffed as he dropped to his knees.
"That was an underhanded attack Naruto-san, but very good. I concede Hokage-sama," Tenzo said huffing like mad and Tsunade nodded.
"Winner, Naruto Uzumaki-Namikaze," Tsunade yelled and making the jonin and chunin yelled out their applause. Everyone whistled and cheered for the two on a good fight as Naruto and Tenzo walked off of the field. They both sat down and were being tended to by Shizune and the other medic nin.
"Nice job Naruto-kun. You did it," Haku said and the blonde chuckled as she kissed him on the cheek.
"Thank you Haku-chan. I really thought it was over, but I had fun," Naruto said and everyone nodded. Tsunade chuckled as she stood to her feet.
"Next fight, Anko Mitarashi vs Shikaku Nara," Tsunade yelled, but the Nara raised his hand.
"Hokage-sama I give up. I don't want the Hokage Position. I'll take the paperwork as when I'm done I can go to sleep. Doing anything more would be a complete waste. Let Anko and Naruto fight it out for all I care," Shikaku said with a yawn as some people faulted.
"That's the Nara clan's laziness for you," A said and Tsunade nodded. Naruto groaned while Anko chuckled at him. She closed her eyes and raised her hand.
"Hokage-sama I give up also. I know it isn't like me and while I'd like nothing more than to take down my sensei I know that I can't. Plus sitting behind a desk doing paperwork all day isn't my style in the least. I want to be free and if I have to do paperwork then that's fine. Besides you should give the position to someone who really wants it and has earned it. Naruto fits that description don't you think?" Anko asked rubbed the back of her head. She knew she was missing the fight of a lifetime, but she was one of Naruto's students and she got to fight him everyday so she wasn't really missing much. Tsunade and everyone else gawked at the Snake Mistress as this wasn't like her at all. Naruto sighed as he wiped the sweat from his brow. He was still dead tired and wanted nothing more than to stop for a bit.
Tsunade smiled as did everyone else. She turned to A who nodded then to the Land of Fire's Daimyou who also nodded. Tsunade raised her hand while people chuckled.
"Winner of the fights and this tournament is Tokubetsu Jonin Naruto Uzumaki-Namikaze," Tsunade yelled and people cheered. They stadium roared again while Naruto widened his eyes. He grinned and rubbed the back of his head.
In the Namikaze Compound, Kasumi and Fu were hugging each other as they jumped up and down as they celebrated Naruto's win.
"He won. Naruto-sama won," Kasumi said as Fu nodded. Kushina narrowed her eyes and lips into a gentle smile. Kimimaro also smiled while Tayuya looked at the screen. She saw Tsunade raise Naruto's hand into the air and sighed.
"He really is kind of amazing that shithead. I can see why you think he could protect us Kimimaro," Tayuya said and the bone user nodded. The redhead sighed and leaned on the wall.
"Alright I'll trust him too. I still think we're toast, but at least he'll do a lot more for us than I originally thought," Tayuya said and Kimimaro saw the faintest of smiles on her face.
Meanwhile, Tsunade told everyone that Naruto won and while people settled down Tsunade turned to the blonde and knelt down.
"I hope you know of the responsibilities brat. It gets real from here on out," Tsunade said and Naruto nodded.
"It's alright and I can handle it Baa-chan," Naruto said and Tsunade nodded. She raised her hand for everyone to quiet down. Once they did so Tsunade raised her voice.
"I created this tournament for entertainment, fun, and seriousness. It tried everything I could to put you all the jonin and tokubetsu jonin to the test and you all did great. I'm proud of you all for what you have accomplished in this HPT. It brings joy to my heart to know how well you all strived forward. I incorporated leadership, courage, and strength and you all exude it, but the one who shows it to everyone is the person right next to me, Naruto Uzumaki-Namikaze. He, Kurenai and Shizune have one the tournament!" Tsunade yelled and people cheered and clapped. Kurenai and Shizune blushed when people congratulated them both on their wins. Tsunade sighed with a smile.
"I'll miss you all in these two years that I'll be gone, but I'm sure Naruto will do a great job as our Hokage, but that's me," Tsunade said making some people chuckle at her. Tsunade then turned around and walked Naruto towards the Daimyou.
"Naruto this is the Land of Fire's Daimyou. Greet him for us," Tsunade said and Naruto bowed. The Daimyou got to his feet and held out his hand. Naruto looked at it before looking up.
"I've heard a lot about you Uzumaki-Namikaze-san. It's nice to meet you," The Daimyou said and Naruto shook his head. He gave a cheeky smile while Tsunade turned around.
"Tomorrow, Naruto will talk with our Daimyou who will judge if he is worthy or not of the position. I'm glad you all participated and had fun. Now is the end. There will be no missions today or tomorrow so rest up everyone," Tsunade said as she headed up the stairs. The Daimyou let go of Naruto's hand and smiled.
"I look forward to talking with you Naruto-san," The Daimyou said as he walked away. Naruto nodded with a small smile on his face as he saw him walk away. He saw A, Darui and C congratulate him also before they left.
Naruto closed his eyes as he stood on the podium.
"Kyuubi-chan, thank you. I could never be here without you. I'm grateful that I met you that night. It was the greatest night of my life," Naruto told Kanari and the bijuu smiled as she placed a hand on her hip.
"You don't need to say thank you Naruto-kun. I'd do it again. You know I love you enough to allow that," Kyuubi said and Naruto nodded. He walked back to his friends where Tsume quickly grabbed him into a hug making Naruto suffocate.
"You did it. I'd expect nothing less," Tsume said and Naruto smiled with a light nod. They all quickly left the room and appeared back inside of the Hokage Mansion. They all walked out while Kiba took Naruto and wrapped the blonde around his arm.
"I seriously thought you had gone down. Don't scare people like that man!" Kiba yelled and Naruto nodded in an apology. They all noticed that it was getting dark for them and so everyone shot off.
"Well we'll let you enjoy the rest of your day Naruto-kun. See you back at home," Haku told him as she walked off. Anko and Kurenai waved goodbye also and went home. Kiba and Tsume left with the latter giving Naruto a kiss on the lips as she left leaving only Naruto and Yugao in the streets.
"Why aren't you leaving also?" Naruto asked and Yugao slightly blushed.
"Just wondering when you planned to take me on my date," Yugao told him and Naruto chuckled. He closed his eyes and placed a finger to his chin.
"Tomorrow night. Gotta make some reservations," Naruto told her and Yugao nodded. She kissed the blonde on the cheek and quickly shunshined out of sight while Naruto Hiraishin-ed home.
Naruto appeared at the foot of his door and sighed. He rubbed the back of his head and opened the door. Immediately he was hit into a hug by Kasumi while everyone else came to the door.
"Nice fight Naruto-sama. I can't believe you did it," Kasumi said and Naruto chuckled while he got to his feet.
"So I guess you all saw it?" Naruto asked and everyone nodded. They quickly allowed Naruto to get into the house while he came up to Tayuya specifically making the redhead narrow her eyes.
"So am I a little better in your opinion now?" Naruto asked and Tayuya sighed. She rubbed the back of her head before slightly punching Naruto in the arm.
"You at least make a better leader than that Pedo fuck. I guess you're not so bad," Tayuya said as she walked towards her room. Kimimaro patted him on the shoulder and nodded.
"She likes you Naruto-sama. She treats all the people she likes like that. Her 'you're not so bad' is mostly say that I like you with a small attitude. You did nicely Naruto-sama," Kimimaro said as he walked off. Kushina wrapped her son in a hug and ruffled his hair.
"That's my son dattebane. Just like his father. I knew you could do it sochi," Kushina said and Naruto blushed with a nod.
Everyone congratulated him on a job well done, but the tiredness was overwhelming for everyone as they soon drifted off to sleep. Naruto quickly crawled to his bed and sighed as he went to sleep. He would've celebrated more, but the lack of chakra and the tiredness to their toll and knocked the blonde out cold along with all the other jonin and tokubetsu jonin who had participated in the exam.
Naruto was walking the streets of Konoha and ignored some of the obvious glares from civilians he still got. It simply showed that the blonde would have to try harder get them to stop acting like idiots, but now there were new glares. Glares from the jonin, tokubetsu jonin and chunin. Glares of appreciation, acceptance, and admiration. Nearly all the higher-ups had seen the fight Naruto had with Tenzo and they had to believe that the blonde was a lot more than they thought he was. Right behind him were Kurenai and Shizune who were informed that they had to be their also. They didn't know why, but they didn't refuse.
"It seems people are still in a buzz over yesterday," Kurenai said and Shizune nodded in agreement with her.
"Can you blame them? It's an amazing deal," Shizune said and Naruto nodded.
"But I wonder what they want with all of us. Not that I'm not happy you two are coming with me. I owe a lot to the both of you," Naruto as they came up to the Hokage Mansion. They walked through it for a bit before they came up to a small door with Tsunade next to it.
"Good luck brat. Whether you get this job or not I'm proud of you," Tsunade said and Naruto nodded. He thanked her as he opened to the door. He, Kurenai and Shizune walked inside and saw three mats. Naruto sat at the center while Kurenai and Shizune sat on the sides. They calmly sat down and saw the Daimyou enter. He sat across from them and stayed silent for a minute.
"First things are first. I congratulate you on a job well done Uzumaki-Namikaze-san," the Daimyou said and Naruto nodded with a small bow.
"Thank you Daimyou-sama. I owe it to my two partners Shizune and Kurenai," Naruto said making the two women bow to their Daimyou. The man nodded with a small chuckle as he pointed his fan at Naruto.
"That's a good young man. Knowing when to acknowledge your teammates for their hard work. That's a nice way of doing things. So tell me boy why did you take part in this tournament?" the Daimyou asked and Naruto gently smiled while rubbing the back of his head.
"Well other than the fact that I had been forced to do it or risk paperwork and who knows how high that was going to be. The other way was to test myself and my limits. I considered it great training as well as training for two of my students," Naruto said and the Daimyou raised an eyebrow.
"Oh? And what two students are these? For someone your age to be training two people is quite the accomplishment," The Daimyou said and Naruto pointed towards Kurenai.
"This is one of them. Kurenai Yuhi-chan, she's one of the two who came to me to help her with her taijutsu even if there are many people better at it than I am," Naruto said and Kurenai nodded.
"The other is Konoha's Snake Mistress, Anko Mitarashi. I really liked training with them. I learn a lot from them and they learned a lot from me. Kurenai's taijutsu has greatly improved along with her stamina. Anko-chan's jutsu power has improved and so has her taijutsu. I like them both," Naruto said and the Daimyou nodded. He was greatly impressed at the moment, but the two decided to continue talking.
"Tell me, what do you think makes a good Kage?" The Daimyou asked and Naruto closed his eyes. He sighed and rubbed the back of his head. Kurenai and Shizune watched him for a few minutes before he opened his eyes.
"What makes a good Hokage is his village. A Kage is nothing without people who lean on him/her. Without their village a Kage is just a powerful shinobi. What also makes a good Kage is leadership in the times of troubles. It's about sacrifice. I've learned that throughout the many things that have happened to me during my current life. I remember when I wanted the Kage position only for the recognition so that no one would look at my...burden, but now I now I know what it truly is. It's the position where I can protect everyone who is precious to me and others. I know it call for a hard decision, but I can handle it. That's what makes a good Kage," Naruto said and absolute confirmation. Kurenai and Shizune nodded with smiles and the Daimyou chuckled.
"I see that you're a lot more mature also I know of your burden, but do you consider it as such?" The Daimyou asked and Naruto shook his head.
"No I don't," Naruto said fast leaving no room for hesitation in his voice shocking Kurenai and Shizune while the Daimyou raised an eyebrow.
"What I have isn't a burden, rather she's the reason that I'm where I am at the moment. Without her I could never even dream of being here. She's not my burden, she's my salvation," Naruto said and Kyuubi's smile gleamed at his words. The Daimyou chuckled before he turned to Kurenai and Shizune.
"And what do you two think? Is this boy a great leader? He seems to think highly of you both," The Daimyou said and Naruto grinned. Kurenai and Shizune looked at each other before turning back to their daimyou.
"I can't speak for us both, but I trust in Naruto-kun. I've seen his potential and I think he'd make a great Hokage. He exactly the type of person that could accomplish the job. I'm sure you saw that when he fought with Tenzo. He definitely has all the traits that make up the previous Hokage. He's just like if not better than his father, the Fourth," Kurenai said and Naruto widened his eyes as he thought back to Kyuubi telling him her promise those years ago.
"I promise to make into a great shinobi. Once who surpasses the Fourth in greatness,"
Those words echoed in Naruto's head as he remembered them. He still had a long ways to go, but he knew that he was close to it.
"I agree with Kurenai-san. Naruto-kun is a wonderful leader and we couldn't have done better even with a seasoned jonin. I trust Naruto-kun to be able to lead the village just like he did with us. No one could do a better job than him," Shizune responded and the Daimyou nodded. He slowly smiled as he stood to his feet. He looked out the window and narrowed his eyes at the village.
"Someone like you doesn't show up often. You really are an amazing kid. I haven't heard about anyone like you since Kakashi or Itachi. It's quite encouraging. Very well, if you think he's good for it then I agree also. From this day forward until I deem him unfit, Naruto will be this village's Hokage," the Daimyou said and Naruto raised an eyebrow.
"W-Wait isn't it only for the two years that Tsunade-baachan's gone? I mean wasn't that the deal?" Naruto asked and the Daimyou nodded.
"Oh course my boy. That was the deal, but I'm changing that deal effective and immediately. I want to see how well you can do with this village as your thing to protect. Tsunade will agree with me," The Daimyou said and Naruto got to his feet.
"It was only for two years. I could possibly lead the entire village at my age for the rest of my life. I've always wanted to, but I don't-," The Daimyou stopped Naruto as he walked up to him and patted him on the shoulder. He smiled while Naruto looked at him confused.
"That's right you're young. The youngest I have ever known, but I saw something on that battlefield between you and that anbu. I saw the creativity, intelligence, power, and strength it takes to lead the village. Now then I know you can do it. Do you think you can do it?" The Daimyou asked. Naruto stopped as he looked at the ground. He gulped and sighed. He turned back to Kurenai and Shizune. The two female jonin nodded and he smiled.
"What do you think Kyuubi?" Naruto asked and Kyuubi smiled as she put a finger to her chin.
"I think it will be hard to teach you over the two years, but I've never been one to stop trying so I say go for it. I'll just have to train you harder than now," Kyuubi said and Naruto silently chuckled. He sighed before looking back at his Daimyou.
"You can count on me dattebayo. I won't let you down dattebayo," Naruto said with a thumbs up and the Daimyou nodded as they all stood to their feet.
"That's good boy. I knew I could count on you. And you two, do you know why you took those lessons?" The daimyou asked making Kurenai and Shizune shake their heads in a negative. The Daimyou snickered as he pointed at Naruto.
"You two are going to be his advisors and secretaries. He choice you two for a reason so only you two can be up to such a task. He'll need all the help he can get," The Daimyou said while making Shizune and Kurenai widen their eyes at their jobs.
"But I have a squad. I couldn't simply leave them just like that," Kurenai said and the Daimyou nodded.
"Nor will you have to. I'm sure your new Hokage can come up with something. Well that's all I have to say now then. Let's go," The Daimyou said as he opened door and left.
"I didn't count of this at all," Naruto said rubbing the back of his head while Kurenai and Shizune nodded in agreement with him. Naruto could only wonder what this would mean for everyone else. He quickly sighed and rubbed his head.
"Well then Hokage-sama shall we go?" Kurenai asked with a snicker and Naruto's eyebrow twitched. He turned to her to see Kurenai simply smiling and sighed again. This really was going to take some getting used to. Naruto quickly headed out of the door along with Kurenai and Shizune. He decided not to tell anyone that news just yet, but he could only wonder what his friends were going to say to him, but he'd have to worry about that later. Right now, he had a date to get ready for.
Somewhere in Oto
Zetsu and Orochimaru were walking along the halls of one of Orochimaru's bases. Akatsuki had set up key locations in his hideouts and Orochimaru had informed all his bases of the new additions he had to him. It still irked him to be with such a group like them, but he could think about it later. For right now he had decided to go with what they wanted for now even if the two had trust issues with each other.
"So Orochimaru, what have you been up to since your betrayal?" Black Zetsu asked while Orochimaru turned to him. He casted a small KI at the plant-man before chuckling.
"Kukuku I still have plenty of things going on. Don't think that just because I'm back means that I'm so easygoing. I'll kill you if you get in my way," Orochimaru said making Zetsu roll his eyes, but that was something that was to be expected. They had just been put together so tensions were high.
"So what are you doing here anyway?" White Zetsu asked and Orochimaru opened a door. He quickly came inside to see Kabuto working through some things.
"Kabuto, how's it coming?" Orochimaru asked and the white haired medic nin grinned as he held up a small vial.
"It's in the final stages Orochimaru-sama. With this the curse mark will gain the possible third stage that you've wanted," Kabuto said as Orochimaru looked at the oozing liquid. Zetsu narrowed his eyes at the vial.
"Curse mark? Stages? What's that about?" They asked and Orochimaru took the vial into his hands. He looked at it before turning around.
"The curse mark is my own invention. It grants contains my chakra and grants the user extraordinary abilities such as chakra, stamina, and power increase. Given enough time they activate a second stage. It's the final stage until now. Kukuku I can't wait to see its applications," Orochimaru said before someone came from the shadows.
"You mind if I try it out Orochimaru-sama?" the man asked as he came into the open. He had brownish hair and a small feral look. He was in his mid-thirties and wore black pants and black flak jacket. Right next to him was a large dog black hair. It looked half-wolf or something like that. Zetsu raised an eyebrow at the man while Orochimaru chuckled.
"Well well Kobayashi-kun I didn't think that you would be willing to go for something like this," Orochimaru said and Kobayashi nodded. He chuckled as he patted his dog's head.
"That's right. Ayakamaru and I can't wait to try it," Kobayashi said while Ayakamaru turned to him.
"It's Ayaka. That stupid -maru part makes me thing of my ex-mate Kuromaru. Hmph I hate to see him," Ayaka said while Kobayashi chuckled.
"Aww I'm sorry Ayaka-chan. How could I forget," Kobayashi said while everyone rolled their eyes at the interaction between the two.
"Kobayashi Inuzuka, you know I heard that Tsume's got a new mate. He's said to be a lot stronger than you," Kabuto said and Kobayashi growled while his claws balled into his fists. Ayaka rolled her eyes while Kobayashi softened slightly.
"So who has she settled for now?" Kobayashi asked wondering who the hell would be crazy enough to go after Tsume of all people. Kabuto chuckled while he took out a bingo book and flipped it to a page. He threw it to Kobayashi who caught it.
"Third one from the top," Kabuto said and Kobayashi looked at the name. He narrowed his eyes as he looked at it.
Name: Naruto Uzumaki-Namikaze
Birth: October 10
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Weight: 120 lbs
Occupation: Tokubetsu Jonin of Konoha
Information: Known for possessing above average skills with Katon, Fuuton and Raiton jutsu. Defeated the Ichibi no Shukaku. Container of the Kyuubi no Kitsune. Known for defeating A-rank missing-nin, Raimin Hichazi, more formally known as the Storm of Kumo. Known also as Konoha's Bloodline Ninja.
Bounty: 90,000,000 yen for capture and brought to Iwa.
Status: A-rank. Don't engage without others. Fight on sight.
Kobayashi stopped reading and threw the book to the ground. He growled and stomped on the book with added aggression. He growled and growled as he stomped the book into the dirt. Orochimaru, Zetsu and Kabuto watched the action while Kobayashi 'hmphed'.
"That Tsume has really lowered her standards. Damn Kyuubi brat. So he apparently has some balls to go after her. Well whatever, let her do what she wants," Kobayashi said while Kabuto grinned again.
"Also there is another note. Turns out Kuromaru had a daughter along with Ayaka. Her name is Kasumi. She lives with Naruto also. Heck, they even took down Akira and Katomaru together," Kabuto said adding fuel to the fire while Ayaka poofed into her human form. She appeared more slender, her black hair rolled down her back while she appeared in a black kimono.
"So he actually kept that girl huh? Well whatever. She's just that product of my foolishness with Kuromaru. I feel nothing for her," Ayaka said while Kobayashi chuckled.
"So even Akira got his ass kicked. He always was a pathetic wimp. Well come on Ayaka, we're going back to train. Let's just hope that Guren gives us more of a challenge this time," Kobayashi said as the duo walked off.
"You have some interesting people Orochimaru," Black Zetsu said and Orochimaru nodded. He looked back at the vial and snickered.
"Kobayashi you will make an excellent guinea pig for this experiment. Should it work then you will have quite a bit of power, should it not then you dead," Orochimaru said as his laugh echoed throughout the halls of his base.
Back with Naruto
Naruto quickly dressed in a black suit and and black pants. He sighed as he looked himself over in a mirror. He nodded to himself and quickly set out. The blonde walked down the stairs and sighed as all the girls looked at him.
"And where are you going?" Haku asked him and Naruto smirked as he headed for the door. They all had the same questions in their eyes, but Naruto kept silent and headed for the door.
"Sorry, couldn't tell ya. Don't wait up," Naruto said as he closed the door. Haku, Fu and Kasumi chuckled at each other while Tayuya entered the room with a glass full of water.
"What are you three laughing at?" She asked and they all simply shrugged their shoulders leaving Tayuya in the dark. Fu soon got to her feet and pointed at the redhead.
"Now then, you fight me. Naruto-kun said you were good so I intend to see for myself. I've started to take my training a lot more seriously so on that note I want to see how good you are," Fu said to Tayuya and the redhead chuckled evilly.
"Then you are in for a world of hurt," Tayuya said as she and Fu walked out to the back where the training area was.
Naruto kept walking through the trees of Konoha as he came up to a small house. He gulped and knocked on the door. He waited patiently for a reply until he heard the door unlock and saw a sight that not many guys could say they had seem. He was looking at Yugao in a purple dress going down to her ankles. It tightly hugged her form while showing a little bit of her back in...the back. Her hair was slightly done and rolled down her form. Naruto gulped and blushed which made Yugao giggle.
"Cat got your tongue?" she asked and Naruto remained speechless.
"Y-You...so...beautiful," Naruto said and Yugao chuckled. She had never worn this dress for anyone except Hayate, but that was fine. She took Naruto's staring as a compliment to her looks.
"If you keep staring then we're going to be late," Yugao said snapping Naruto out of his stupor. He quickly blushed a bit more and nodded as he guided Yugao out of her house.
"So, you just look so pretty," Naruto said and Yugao placed a hand on her hip. She chuckled as she gazed at Naruto also.
"You're not bad yourself. I must say that you clean up nicely," she said and Naruto grinned with some thanks. The two walked together and Naruto guided her to his second favorite place in Konoha for dinner. When they got there, Yugao widened her eyes at where they were going.
"You have the money for this place?" Yugao asked while Naruto's eyebrow twitched.
"Why does everyone say that? I swear you're the second person to say that about me," Naruto said and Yugao chuckled.
"Sorry I meant nothing by it. It's just that this place is the most expensive in Konoha," Yugao said as Naruto took her to the same place he took Hana, The Red Dragon. It was still around and still popular. Also apparently Naruto was upgraded to the premium members a few months ago. It had it's benefits.
"Well I try," Naruto said and he walked Yugao past the line and walked up to the man blocking the door.
"Ah Uzumaki-Namikaze-sama, please come in. Your usual table is waiting for you," the man said as he guided Naruto and Yugao inside. Being a premium member of the Red Dragon, Naruto always had a private room on the top floor with a view of Konoha. It was a great thing to have this type of thing.
Naruto and Yugao were seated across from each other in their private seat while Yugao had an excellent view of the moon. She laid her arms on the table and smiled.
"So while we wait, tell me about yourself," Yugao said smiling and Naruto nodded. He basically told her about most of his life, minus the unpleasant parts. He told her about the various things like missions, friends and even how he did with training and things. In turn, Yugao told him about her parents, her times at the academy and even her previous lover Hayate at times. Both seemed to be stuck on the topic of swords for about a long time as their waiter came to help them.
"May I take your order?' He asked. The couple nodded and Naruto order a sushi buffet for the two of them while Yugao ordered some red wine. Naruto wasn't much of a wine person, but he dabbled in it from time to time. Soon once that was done, the two went back to their talking. The two enjoyed a pleasant conversation together and Naruto learned that Yugao was one of those 'train everyday until I'm exhausted' people. Not that he wasn't the same, it was simply an observation that he had going for himself.
Yugao and Naruto ate their food in relative silence as they enjoyed the simple atmosphere of the place. They both sighed in contempt of their date. They didn't have any interruptions while Naruto looked over Yugao as she took another piece of sushi into her mouth. She really looked cute in her attire. He really had no complaint at all.
Yugao could feel Naruto's stares on her body and she could tell that she was looking nice, but Naruto just made her seem so important in his eyes. Yugao, being who she was and how she looked, was used to being stared at my men driven by their lust, but Naruto's stares were different. More of admiration, and affection. It made her blush again even if she wanted to stop doing it, but she decided to stop his admiration for right now and ask him some things.
"So tell me Hokage-sam, what do you plan to do when people know about you?" Yugao asked and Naruto's eyebrow twitched.
"Don't start with that Yugao-chan. It's strictly Naruto-kun or Naruto with you. Alright?' He asked and Yugao nodded giggling at her date's actions.
"Yes Hokage-sama," Yugao said and Naruto glared at her making the purple-haired anbu giggle even more.
"Alright keep laughing, but as Hokage I can make you take D-rank missions for as long as I deem fit," Naruto said and Yugao immediately stopped giggling. She glared at Naruto while the blonde happily at his sushi. He watched Yugao drink her wine before he placed a hand over hers.
"Alright so I wouldn't go that far, but seriously Yugao-chan. You're on the people who is allowed to simply call me Naruto," the blonde said and Yugao nodded.
Soon the two left and Naruto escorted Yugao back to her house. He opened the door and Yugao walked inside.
"I had a good time Yugao-chan," Naruto said to her and Yugao nodded in agreement with him. This was the first time that she had been able to let go and feel woman-ish without wearing her armor all the time.
"I did too Naruto-kun. Thank you for a good evening," Yugao said as she kissed Naruto on the lips. Naruto kissed her back and the two separated from each other. Yugao waved goodbye to him while Naruto did the same also to her. He could only sigh as this was probably as good as it was going to get knowing how the rest of his week was going to be as he headed home.
Five Days Later
The entire village was gathering around towards the center of the Hokage Mansion. They all heard that their was some kind of announcement going around as they gathered around the place. Of course the jonin and tokubetsu jonin knew about the reason, but swore to keep their mouths shut. The same could be said for the chunin as everyone piled inward.
"Sasuke-kun do you know what this is about?" Sakura asked and Sasuke gave the pink haired girl and annoyed look that made her flinch.
"Why the hell would I know what's going on? Don't you have anything better to do that be near me all the time?" Sasuke asked while Sakura held her head down. Everyone sighed as they wondered how long Sakura was going to keep trying. They could all tell that Sasuke wanted to be alone since he'd been taken back so they did that while Sakura did the freakin' opposite. She never left the Uchiha lone and it was driving him up the proverbial wall.
"Kiba-kun don't you know anything?" Tenten asked and the chunin shook his head. He tried his best not to laugh which Tenten noticed making her narrow her eyes. Soon Ino came up next to Tenten and glomped on Kiba.
"Maybe he needs some incentive right Tenten?" Ino asked while Tenten narrowed her eyes as Kiba blushed.
"Ino get off my Kiba-kun," Tenten said and Ino shook her head making the Weapons' Mistress fume.
"You know Kiba, I never noticed how cool you looked in a chunin flak jacket," Ino said making Kiba's blush brighten.
"Umm Ino why are you on me?" Kiba asked while Ino stuck her tongue at Tenten making the brunette widen her eyes.
"Just figured I should get to know you better ya know? I heard how hard you fought to get Sasuke. It was nice of you and Naruto to do that," Ino said as Kiba rubbed the back of his head.
"Troublesome woman," Shikamaru said while Kiba raised up a bit. He sighed as he turned to the blonde genin to ask her something
"Did you like Sasuke?" Kiba asked as Ino smiled with a slight nod.
"Sure, what girl didn't like him? But you're so different Kiba-kun. You don't brood nearly everyday," Ino said while Tenten narrowed her eyes.
"Ten seconds Ino or I swear to Kami I'll mess you up," Tenten warned twirling a kunai in her hands while Ino hugged Kiba even more.
"Come on Tenten, share the hotness. Akamaru likes me also right?" Ino asked at the dog and Akamaru backed a nod while Tenten glared at him.
"Kiba-kun's mine!" Tenten yelled while Ino waved her off telling her to share. Somehow Kiba managed to slip away from the two and sighed next to Shikamaru, Chouji and Shino.
"I'm glad I'm out of there," Kiba said while Shikamaru rubbed the back of his head.
"That's what you get for being like you are. So troublesome," Shikamaru said with a yawn. Shino nodded also while Chouji slapped Kiba on the back.
"So how does it feel to be a ladies man like Naruto?" Chouji wondered as Kiba rubbed the bridge of his nose.
"Kinda good now," Kiba said as Tenten and Ino glared at each other with lightning going between them making Kiba sweatdrop.
However as they talked everyone noticed Kasumi, Fu and Tayuya come up behind them.
"Hey you're that bitch that took Sasuke-kun!" Sakura yelled while Tayuya rolled her eyes.
"Who the fuck are you callin' a bitch? Don't make me kick your fangirl ass all across this village," Tayuya growled making others chuckle at her.
"I wouldn't do that Sakura. This girl can fight. Trust me on that," Shikamaru said while Tayuya folded her arms.
"You're fuckin' right I can. Hell I could've killed you if that blonde bitch didn't interfere," Tayuya uttered while everyone turned to see Fu who was slightly next to Haku and Kiba.
"Who are you? I don't remember seeing you," Ino said and Fu nodded.
"I'm Fu. I'm one of Naruto-kun's students and clansmen," Fu said with a blush as everyone smirked again.
"I don't know what you see in him," Sakura said and everyone sighed. Leave it to Sakura to act like the bitch which she never failed to do.
"I just wish we could end this so I could go home, but knowing what this is about I doubt it," Shikamaru said as Tenten and Ino came up to him.
"You do know something. All three of you. Tell us now!" they said to Haku, Kiba and Shikamaru. The three sweatdropped and sighed.
"Troublesome, Naruto and get out here so they can leave me alone," Shikamaru said keeping the last part to himself.
He was nervous. He was beyond nervous. He didn't want to go out there. Kurenai and Shizune were right next to him and could see his anxiety. How could he not be? Tsunade was just about to make the announcement.
"Naruto-kun would you stop pacing the floor," Shizune said, but Naruto shook his head. He gulped as he walked around the room. Kurenai watched him and sighed with a small smile. She found it to be slightly funny that their fearless leader a few days ago was now reduced to such a state.
"Are you kidding? I can't stay still dattebayo," Naruto said before Kurenai and Shizune, together, grabbed him and sat him down.
"You'll be fine. It's not like their going to eat you," Kurenai answered and Naruto gulped. He'd never been so nervous in his life.
"Kuso, where are those S-ranked missing nin when you need them?" Naruto asked making Shizune chuckle at him. Kurenai snorted while A and the other came inside.
"Well an Uzumaki reduced to a coward," A said laughing while Darui, C and Yugito glared at their own Kage knowing of his past experience.
"Are you kidding Raikage-sama? You of all people know what happened during your coronation. I think you had a-," Yugito stopped when A coughed making Naruto, Shizune and Kurenai interested in what he had to say.
"Well anyway Naruto-san we came to wish you luck. Tsunade-sama's about to start so we were told to get you," Darui said as Naruto, Shizune and Kurenai stood to their feet and walked out the door.
Tsunade stood in front of the crowd of people along side Jiraiya. The two chuckled to each other as Tsunade rubbed the back of her head.
"Two years is a long time. I can only hope this place is still standing when I come back," Tsunade said and Jiraiya chuckled as he rubbed his chin.
"Wanna make a bet Hime?" Jiraiya asked while Tsunade rolled her eyes.
"Don't even joke like that you pervert," Tsunade said and Jiraiya nodded as she walked forward.
"(Ahem), People of Konoha. I have come to you with an important announcement. I will state this only once so be sure to listen. I, Tsunade Senju, held a small event only to the knowledge of the chunin, jonin and tokubetsu jonin of Konoha. This event took part in place for only those of jonin rank and tokubetsu jonin rank. I called it the HPT," Tsunade yelled causing murmurs throughout the civilians and genin who were listening.
"This HPT was called the Hokage Placement Tournament. This event was made all for the purpose of selecting a suitable candidate for my position. I have received a notice from Numa no Kuni to go and provide medical assistance. I have agreed and this is extensive so I will be gone for two years. In that time, the winner of this tournament will become the new Hokage," Tsunade said making everyone widened their eyes and gasp. The genin somehow looked at Shino in awe and wonder while the Aburame adjusted his glasses making them shine for a bit before they turned back.
"Know that the person that has won has shown all the skills of a Hokage and our very own Land of Fire's Daimyou approves of him also. I honestly couldn't find anyone better. So without any hesitation I will present to you your new Hokage,"
Naruto gulped as he, Kurenai and Shizune walked up the steps. He felt his heart skip a beat as they guided him to the steps.
"I present to you the son of Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki, my cousin from my sister clan. Your new Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki-Namikaze," Tsunade yelled as Naruto showed his face to everyone.
Sakura, Ino, Tenten, and Hinata widened their eyes while Chouji dropped his bag of chips. Sasuke gasped at seeing the blonde over the Hokage Mansion. Kiba, Haku, Fu, Tayuya and Shikamaru smirked while Sakura broke from her stupor.
"N-Naruto's the Hokage? You're kidding!" Sakura said as Neji sighed.
"It was bound to happen someday. He's worked harder than any of us. Kami knows he deserves the position,' Neji said as Hinata nodded in agreement with her cousin.
Tsunade and Jiraiya motioned Naruto forward and the blonde came with Shizune and Kurenai by his side. He looked at all the onlookers and breathed easily. Tsunade urged him to say something and so Naruto did.
"Well I don't know much about being the Hokage, much less how to manage a village, but in Tsunade-baachan's absence I swear on my life to protect everyone with the help of my advisors and supporters Kurenai Yuhi and Shizune Kato. I know some of you still hate me and doubt my abilities, I don't blame you, but I won't let that stop me. I will lay down my life for everyone if you give me that chance. I swear to everyone on my life again that I won't let you down in Tsunade-baachan's absence, believe it!" Naruto yelled and the crowd stayed silent before all the jonin, chunin, genin and even anbu erupted in cheers for the blonde. Some civilians cheered also and surprisingly only a small minority didn't do anything. It really showed how much Naruto had been liked by everyone as the blonde rubbed the back of his head. Tsunade and Jiraiya clapped for the blonde.
One thing was for sure, things were going to get a lot more interesting now for Konoha.
End of Chapter 41.
KG: Done finally. I'm the only one in the room so it's kinda lonely here. Now then to do some things. One, for Naruto being Hokage, if Gaara can do it then why can't he? It's an interesting concept to me.
KG: Second, Naruto's probably not THE strongest in Konoha, but he's up there somewhere I just don't know where. Also, yeah Kobayashi is with Orochimaru and there is a reason for that just can't tell ya yet. I'm still working out the Rinnegan and the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan.
KG: As to Shikaku giving up, I think you could all attest that to his laziness, but for Anko I strike her as the type who knows when to be serious about lots of things. I know she doesn't give up or anything I just wanted her to be more rational with it. Also a question for everyone. Should I actually save Nagato? I don't hate him, just wondering. Let me know. Hope you liked it.