The Forest of Death
Alright everyone! Here's my most recent chapter! I hope you guys enjoy it!
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Read My Precious People by Serious Sam! It's seriously an amazing story!
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"I can't believe we haven't found a single "Heaven" scroll!" Sakura huffed. "You would think that we would be able to find one by now." Team Eight had been scrounging around the forest for hours and hadn't come across a team that had a "Heaven" scroll. Hell, they hadn't even seen any of the other teams since the test started.
Kiba sighed. "I have to agree with you, Pinkie. I'm anxious for a fight!" He said cracking his knuckles. Akamaru barked in agreement.
Sakura growled. "How many times do I have to tell you to not call me "Pinkie!" She screeched.
Kiba shrugged. "And how many time do I have to tell you, I don't care!" He yelled back.
Shino, who had blocked out his teammates's bickering, saw that one of his insects was returning. He held out his finger and the little bug landed. After a few moments of listening to it buzz, Shino spoke. "A team is nearby."
Sakura and Kiba stopped and turned to their teammate. "Do you know which one?" Kiba smirked.
Sakura gasped. "That means Sasuke-kun is nearby!" She said excitedly. "Let's go find them!"
"What if they have a "Heaven" scroll? We're going to need to take it from them." Kiba said. "We need to get to the final test." He nodded. Akamaru yipped in agreement.
Team Eight quickly got their stuff together and began to walk toward Team Seven, Shino and his bugs leading the way.
Hinata sat in a small cave watching her friends sleep. After the battle Orochimaru, she had managed to find a small clearing with a cave dug out from a hill. After getting Sasuke and Naruto situated in the cave, she set up several traps and alarms, incase any team approached. It had been a whole day and the boys still hadn't woken up. She looked at her teammates, worried. A purple aura was rolling off of Sasuke. He was feverish, sweating, and shivering-like his body was fighting off a poison. Naruto hadn't budged since Oroshimaru hit him. 'What did he do to you two?'
She heard some leaves rustle outside the cave and quickly drew a kunai. She saw a squirrel appear from the brush and let out a relieved sigh. 'I can't hide out here much longer. I need to find a way to heal Sasuke and Naruto-kun...and soon.'
Hinata was brought out of her thoughts when she heard the familiar voice of a banshee. Hinata groaned. 'I really don't want to deal with Sakura right now. But...perhaps they can help me.' Hinata slowly came out of the cave and saw Team Eight standing ontop of the hill that held her cave. "Sakura, Kiba, Shino!" Hinata smiled.
Kiba gave Hinata a toothy grin. "Hinata! It's so good to see you! Where's Mr. Dark-and-Depressing and I'm-so-hyperactive?" Kiba said looking around the small clearing.
Hinata frowned at Kiba. "Kiba...I don't appreciate you mocking my friends."
Sakura nodded. "Yeah Kiba! Besides...Sasuke-kun isn't dark and depressing." She growled, smacking the canine-like boy across the back of the head. Sakura glanced around before looking back at Hinata. "Say...where is Sasuke-kun?"
Hinata sighed. "He and Naruto-kun got hurt. They're down here." She said walking back into her cave.
Team Eight followed silently, avoiding all of Hinata's traps. Sakura's silence was short-lived. "Oh my God...Sasuke-kun!" She ran over to the Uchiha's side and instantly began tending to him. "What happened to him?" She asked worriedly.
Shino nodded. "I also wish to know how your teammates ended up unconscious."
Hinata sighed. "We were attacked." She said tiredly.
Kiba growled. "By who?"
Team Eight were completely silent. Hinata was waiting for Sakura or Kiba to scream, yell, shout, or any combination of the three. But Shino was the first one to speak.
"Orochimaru...the Legendary Sannin, attacked you?" He asked in disbelief.
Hinata nodded. "I know Shino-San...but it's true."
"But...why would Orochimaru attack you guys?" Kiba asked, just as bewildered as Shino. "It sounds kind of...bizarre don't you think? I mean...I know you guys are strong and all. But the idea of a Sannin attacking a Rookie Gennin team...it just doesn't make sense." He said rubbing his chin in thought.
Sakura nodded. "Yeah Hinata. I mean...come on. He's a Legendary Sannin!"
"He's also a traitor." Hinata reminded. "He killed dozen of people. We read about his betrayal in the Academy." She frowned.
Sakura sighed and nodded. "Okay so...do you know why he attacked you?"
"He wanted Sasuke's Sharingan." She said as she sat down against the cavern wall.
Sakura gasped. "He...He didn't take them...did he?" The pinkette looked down at Sasuke, afraid of the answer.
Hinata shook her head. "No...he didn't. But he did something to Sasuke and I have no idea what to do. And Naruto-kun...He used some sort of sealing technique. I just don't know how to help them right now."
Shino approached Hinata and nodded to her. "You should rest. You look quite exhausted."
Hinata shook her head. "I can't. I have to take care of them."
Sakura shook her head. "It's okay Hinata. We'll watch over Sasuke-kun and Naruto so you can get some rest." However, Sakura's tone changed. "But I want to warn you Hinata...once they're better, we're coming after your "Heaven" scroll." She nodded.
"Sakura! You're crazy!" Kiba hollered. "You want to help her, then fight her?!"
Hinata waved off Kiba's outburst. "You won't need to worry about that Sakura. We have the "Earth" scroll, so fighting us would be pointless." She said softly.
Sakura let out a sigh of relief. She didn't want to have to fight Sasuke-kun, but she wanted to get to the next test. Sakura smiled at Hinata. "You get some rest. We'll let you know if Sasuke-kun or Naruto wake up."
Hinata nodded gratefully. She closed her eyes and was out in minutes.
Two hours passed and everything was silent. Hinata was asleep and the boys still hadn't woken up. Sakura had taken on the roll of nurse and was caring for the boys. She placed a cold, damp cloth on Sasuke's forehead to try and bring his fever down. She looked Naruto over for any broken bones or massive bruising. Fortunately, he didn't have any.
Kiba and Akamaru were sitting at the mouth of the cave keeping guard while Shino merely kept quite. Everyone came to attention when Akamaru began to growl. Even Hinata woke up. "Kiba? What's going on?" She said rubbing her tired eyes.
Kiba got to his feet, crouching defensively. "Someone's approaching the cave." He growled.
They all rushed to Kiba, ready to fight. Several quite moments passed before Akamaru's growls got louder. A Genin team walked out into the clearing, smirking at Konoha children.
"Lookie what we have here boys." Came the team's kunoichi. "Little Konoha losers. Lets take them out and grab their scrolls." The kunoichi had very long, jet black hair, nearly touching the ground. She wore a pale green vest, snake pattern pants and scarf, and knee-high black ninja sandals.
Her teammates wore similar snake pattern pants and scarves. One boy had spiky dark hair and eyes. He wore a beige shirt that had two black stripes and three symbols of the work "death" down the front. The other had his entire face wrapped in bandages, only leaving his left eye visible. He wore a large poncho with very long sleeves and on his back was a straw raincoat. He was hunched over, making him a lot shorter than he was. All three Genin wore Otogakure hitai-ate around their foreheads.
"Now Kin..." Said the boy with the bandaged face. "We can't take every team's scrolls."
"Why not Dosu?" Came the other boy. "It takes out more teams from the final exam."
"Zaku's right Dosu. Besides...I'm sure Sensei will love the fact we took out Sasuke's little team from the competition." Kin said with a smirk.
Hinata frowned. "Why are you guys after Sasuke?" It seemed Sasuke was a very popular person these days...
Kin shook her finger at Hinata. "No no little girl. Can't give away all our secrets." Kin smirked. She reached into her back pocket and pulled out senbon that had small bells attached to them.
Kiba looked at the senbon and chuckled. "Heh! You think those girly little senbon will hurt us?"
Kin smirked and threw the senbon at their feet. The bells chimbed, sending ear piercing sound waves at the Konoha Genin. They all covered their ears and yelled in protest. Kiba and Akamaru receiving the worst of it because their hearing was so sensitive. Kiba fell to his knees and promptly began to vomit.
Shino attempted to rush the Oto kunoichi, but found himself completely off-balance and fell to the ground.
Zaku smirked and rushed the Genin. He struck Sakura first, punching her in the stomach.
Sakura gasped and fell to her knees.
Zaku went to strike Hinata, but she countered his attack with a Jyuuken strike.
Zaku smirked. "I'm surprised you were able to counter me even when you're off balance. But you won't beat us."
Even though the sound waves had subsided, the effects still remained. The Oto-Nin all rushed the Konoha genin. They tried to counter their opponent's attacks, but because their inner ears were still ringing, they barely managed to stand up straight. Hinata, Sakura, and Shino were all bested by the Oto-nin. Kiba and Akamaru were out for the count, the soundwaves knocking them unconscious.
Kin rushed towards Sakura and grabbed the pinkette by her hair. "Ooooh...what beautiful, silky hair." She cooed, yanking on the pink locks. Sakura yelped in pain. "Why can't I have nice, soft hair like yours? Oh...that's right. I'm a real kunoichi." She cackled, still yanking on the Sakura's hair. Kin pulled out one of her non-belled senbon, ready to drive it into her jugular. "You pathetic piece of garbage. You should be honing your skills, not conditioning your hair."
Sakura felt tears instantly spring to her eyes. 'Oh no...I'm going to die here.'
"Sakura!" Hinata screamed, obviously scared for her fellow kunoichi. She started running towards Sakura and Kin, when Zaku cut her off.
"I don't think so." Zaku smirked. He reached out for Hinata, who countered his grab with a palm strike.
Sakura grabbed a kunai from her small leg pouch and clutched it tight.
Dosu smirked, even though it couldn't be seen behind his bandages. "Do it Kin."
"You stupid bitch. That won't work on me." Kin chuckled. She drove her senbon towards Sakura's neck.
Sakura countered the senbon with her kunai, but her hair was yanked again. "Heh...You don't think I know that?" She smirked through the pain.
Sakura sliced her hair, releasing her from Kin's tight grip, and spun around to face Kin.
Kin smirked. "Oh lookie here boys. She thinks she came fight me." She looked to her teammates and noticed they were all occupied with the other two standing Genin. When she looked back towards Sakura, she was no longer standing there. "Wha-" Flower pedals started floating around her. It swirled around her, almost like a blizzard.
Kin looked in different directions, but couldn't find Sakura. All she saw were damn the flower pedals! She spun around to look behind her, and felt something make contact with her stomach. She gasped and gripped her abdomen, falling to her knees in pain.
The flower pedals vanished, and Sakura stood right in front of her. Kin hissed. "A genjutsu..." She looked down at her abdomen and saw a kunai lodged in her gut.
Zaku looked over and saw that Kin had been injured. "Dosu...we need to get out of here."
Dosu nodded. "I agree. We-" Dosu was cut off by an explosion of chakra behind him. The bandaged genin turned and saw Sasuke standing at the mouth of the cave, looking quite angry.
Hinata, who had previously been occupied with Zaku, turned and looked at her teammate. She gasped when she took in his appearance. His Sharingan was activated, but the left half of his body was covered in black markings. His neck, where Orochimaru bit him was still emitting a purple haze. "S-Sasuke-San..."
Sakura stared at her crush in horror. "S...Sasuke...what happened to you...?"
Sasuke smirked. "You guys started the fight without me?" He cracked his knuckled and chuckled darkly. "Guess I'll just have to jump right in, then." He crouched down and sprang into action. He was infront of Zaku in the blink of an eye.
Zaku's eyes widened when he saw Sasuke in front of him. "What-" Zaku was silened with a punch to the face.
Everyone watched in shock as Zaku was sent flying. Zaku hit a tree 20 yards away, sliding down the trunk with a groan. Zaku looked up, his vision slightly blurred, but he didn't see Sasuke.
Sasuke chuckled. "You're stupid for attacking my friends. I'll make you pay for hurting them." He grabbed Zaku's arms and stomped his foot on Zaku's back, pulling his arms back at the same time.
Zaku's eyes widened and he screamed as his arms were yanked out of their sockets with a sickening snap. Once he was released, he crumpled to the ground, writhing in pain.
Sasuke looked over towards Dosu, who was frightened by Sasuke's power. "It seems like you're the only one left." he chuckled. "Don't worry. I'll make your death short and swift."
"Sasuke-kun!" Sakura screamed.
Sasuke stopped and turned to Sakura. He saw the terrified look on her face. He looked towards Shino and saw that he, too was rather taken back. Then he saw Hinata's face. She looked horrified and concerned. The black markings on Sasuke's body began to recede into the bite mark that Orochimaru gave him, which had taken the shape of a swirly black circle that encompassed three tomoes.
Dosu frowned. 'Damn...we don't have a choice but to retreat...' He rummaged in his ninja pouch and pulled out some scrolls. "I know when I'm beat." He placed the scrolls on the ground before he went to Kin and put her on his back. Then he collected Zaku before running away.
Shino walked over to the scrolls and picked them up. "'Heaven" and "Earth" scrolls." He said boredly. He returned to the group, who were kneeling down next to Kiba.
"Kiba. Kiba, wake up." Sakura said, shaking the unconscious boy. "Damn it, Dog-Breath! Wake up!" She yelled shaking him vigerously.
Kiba's head was snapped back and forth at a rapid pace, before he woke up. "Sakuraaaaaa! Stop shaking meeeeeee!"
Once Sakura stopped, Kiba gripped his head in pain. "Uuugh...my head's still ringing from those damn soundwaves..."
"You gunna be okay Kiba?" Sakura asked concerned.
He nodded. "Yeah. I think once the ringing stops, I'll be okay." Kiba looked at Sakura and blinked. "Hey...you're hair...what happened?"
Sakura reahced up to her shorten locks and smiled. "A change for the better." She smiled.
Kiba noticed that Sasuke was standing near him. "About time you woke up."
"You're one to talk, Dog." Sasuke frowned.
Kiba growled and went to lunge, but Shino placed a firm hand on his shoulder. Kiba looked up at the bug-wielding shinobi. The look in Shino's eyes...or glasses, made him sigh. "Fine." He stood up, though he was a bit wobbly. He got to his feet and noticed Akamaru was awake, wagging his tail. "Come here buddy." Akamaru leaped into his master's arms, then crawled into his jacket.
Shino looked at Hinata and Sasuke and held out a "Heaven" Scroll.
Hinata blinked. "Shino-San...are you sure?"
Shino nodded. "You fought hard, and Sasuke did inevitably defeat the Sound Genin. You deserve the scroll."
Hinata took the scroll and bowed to the bug user. She noticed Shino pocket the other scrolls and returned to his team. "Let's go." He put Kiba's arm over his shoulder to support him, and Team 8 left.
Hinata walked up to Sasuke, obviously concerned. "Sasuke...what happened during that fight?"
Sasuke frowned. "I don't know...I just...felt this surge of power and I sort of went with it." 'The power was intoxicating.'
Hinata nodded. "At least we have the "Heaven" scroll now." She looked back towards the cave, where Naruto was still unconscious.
Sasuke frowned. "How'd he get hurt?"
Hinata sighed. "He attacked Orochimaru because you got hurt."
Sasuke walked over to the cave and stared at the unconscious blond. Sasuke frowned and nudged Naruto with his foot. "Oi, Dobe. Wake up!"
Naruto didn't budge.
Sasuke growled and knelt next to Naruto and grabbed his shoulders. "WAKE UP!" Sasuke started shaking Naruto rather violently.
"S-Sasuke!" Hinata shouted. "Don't shake him! You could injure him fur-" Hinata stopped mid-sentence when she noticed Naruto had woken up during the violent shaking.
Sasuke stopped and let Naruto fall back to the ground. "About time you woke up."
Naruto groaned. "You didn't have to shake me so hard..." He held his head, trying to stop the spinning.
"How do you feel, Naruto-kun?" Hinata asked as she sat next to him.
"Other than having than feeling dizzy, I'm okay." He nodded. He stood up slowly, wobbling slightly from his dizziness. "My chakra feels funny..."
"Is it the Kyuubi?" Hinata asked quietly.
"No...I don't think so." 'Hey Kyuubi. What's going on with my chakra?'
"That damn Orochimaru!"
'What do you mean?'
"Orochimaru used the Five Elements Seal. It completely blocks my chakra from your body, and it distrupts your control of your chakra." Kyuubi explained. "So all that training you and your little female friend did before the academy is practically useless."
Naruto's eyes widened. 'So I have no control over my chakra at all?'
"Very minimal control. I would be surprised if you were able to summon a Shadow Clone."
"DAMMIT!" Naruto screamed.
Sasuke and Hinata stared at Naruto, Hinata more concerned than Sasuke. "What's the matter Naruto-kun?"
"That damn, fucking snake-bastard!" Naruto growled. "That attack he hit me with screwed up my chakra, and according to Kyuubi, I have minimal to no control over my chakra right now." He hissed.
Sasuke frowned. "Well...what can you do?"
"Maybe you should do the tree exorsice, Naruto-kun." Hinata suggested.
He nodded and faced the nearest tree. He ran about half way up the tree before his chakra exploded from his feet, causing him to launch off the trunk. Naruto hit the ground and groaned.
"Naruto-kun! Are you okay?" Hinata asked, rushing to the blond's side.
"Ugh...yeah." He sat up and saw Sasuke smirking at him. "What are you smirking at?"
"I think it's funny how you can't run up the tree." Sasuke chuckled.
"Hardy-har-har." Naruto pouted.
Sasuke chuckled again, but because serious rather quickly. "This will pose as a problem. With your chakra control being this shotty right now, encountering a team could be dangerous."
Naruto nodded. "Yeah no kidding. It's gunna suck getting a "Heaven" scroll." Naruto sighed.
"Oh, we already have one Naruto-kun." Hinata smiled.
"What? Since when?" Naruto asked flabbergasted.
"Since you were passed out." Sasuke snickered.
Naruto growled and launched himself at Sasuke, holding him in a headlock.
"Hey! Let go of me Dobe!" Sasuke flailed.
Hinata frowned. "Boys! Stop it! We should get going to the tower!" Hinata said placing her hands on her hips.
Naruto and Sasuke looked up and Hinata before seperating.
Hinata sighed, and couldn't help but smile at her teammates. "Alright, let's get going. The sooner we get there the sooner we can get you boys checked out."
Naruto's lack of chakra control worried her, but Sasuke's sudden boost in power and strange markings he had earlier fightened her and she wanted to tell Kakashi-sensei about it.
Sasuke frowned and put his hands in his pants pockets. "So...to the tower?"
Naruto and Hinata nodded and they all lept into the trees. They traveled on treebranch for nearly an hour when Naruto came to a sudden stop.
"What's the matter Naruto-kun?" Hinata asked, confused.
"Yeah Dobe. We can make it to the tower in another couple of hours if we keep going." Sasuke said putting a hand on his hip.
Naruto frowned. "Gaara's nearby."
His teammate's eyes widened. "Where?" Sasuke frowned.
Naruto pointed to the West. "They're too close to avoid..." He frowned. "We need to hide ourselves. Right now."
Hinata and Sasuke didn't object and the three of them jumped from the branches to the ground and hid in their surroundings.
A few minutes passed and Gaara and his siblings started walking through the small clearing that Team 7 was hiding in.
Gaara stopped in the clearing. Temari and Konkuro stared at their younger brother. "Gaara? What's up?" Temari asked cautiously.
Gaara remained silent for a few moments, before turning his head to the left. "We have company."
Naruto, Sasuke, and Hinata all froze in their hiding spots. How could they have been noticed?!
To Gaara's right, a gennin team from Amegakure appeared out of the brush. Fortunately for Team 7, they went unnoticed by both opposing teams.
"Look what we have here boys." Shigure, the team leader chuckled. "Little Suna Nin." he smirked. "Don't worry Little Suna Nin, we only want your scroll. If you give us your scroll now, then we might no hurt you too bad." Shigure's teammates snickered.
Temari rolled her eyes. "How stupid..."
Kankuro smirked. "Can I kill these ninja, Gaara?" He saig grabbing onto a large scroll on his back.
Gaara shook his head. "No."
Kankuro frowned. "Why not? It'd love to show them how weak they are."
"Us? Weak? I think you're delusional." Baiu, one of Shigure's teammates smirked behind his leader.
"Oh I don't think we are." Temari chuckled. She saw Gaara take a step forward and smirked. "You guys are in for a real treat. Not everyone get's to be killed by Gaara."
Gaara stayed silent.
Shigure chuckled. "I think I'll show you weaklings not to mess with us." He pulled his weaponized umbrella from it's holster on his back. "Prepare to die." he smirked.
Shigure opened his umbrella and threw it in the air. Shigure performed the "Tiger" hand seal and the umbrella began to spin. The unbrella spun faster and faster until senbon needles rained from it.
Gaara stared boredly at Shigure as the senbon flew straight for him.
Shigure and his teammates smirked at Gaara. "See?" Shigure chuckled. "He's probably skewered to the-" he froze when he saw Gaara surrounded by a shell of...sand? "What? How is that possible!"
Gaara was standing in a shell of sand that was covered with senbon. He looked bored, though menacing.
"You guys did it now." Kankuro chuckled.
Shigure and his teammates all took a step back. "Who...who is this guy?" Midare, the third team member whispered.
The sand shell slowly slithered down to the ground, the senbon dropping with soft clangs. The sand slithered over to the Amegakure team and up their bodies.
"Wh-What is this?!" Baiu cried. He tried swipping at the sand.
Shigure was hitting the sand with his umbrella, but it wasn't doing any good. The sand continued to climb up the Ame Nin. The three cried in terror. The sand completely encased there bodies, leaving only their heads exposed.
Gaara lifted his open falm up in the air, lifting the sand encased shinobi in the air.
The Amegakure shinobi stared in horror at the Suna nin.
Temari giggled and waved her hand. "Bye bye."
Gaara closed his fist, making the sand crush the Ame nin.
The Ame shinobi screamed in agony as their blood painted the ground.
Team 7 watched in horror as the Amegakure shinobi were crushed to death. Naruto shivered in fear. 'Kyuubi...is this his power, or the bijuu's?'
"This is all him, kid. Shukaku maybe a blood thirsty, uncontrolable demon...but I would know if Shukaku was behind this."Kyuubi said with a frown.
'Fan-fucking-tastic...' Naruto frowned.
Kankuro chuckled. "What idiots. We tried to warn them."
Gaara turned his head slightly and stared up into the trees. He narrowed his eyes at the leaves.
Naruto froze. Gaara was staring right at him. 'Can he see me? We're so screwed if he attackes us...'
Temari noticed her brother was staring off into the trees. "Gaara, we should get moving. We're close to the tower."
Gaara stared into the trees a few moments longer before turning to his siblings. "Let's go."
The Suna team left the clearing without another word.
After waiting a few moments to make sure the Suna team didn't return, Team 7 appeared in the clearing, near the dead Ame shinobi. They stared at the dead shinobi in shock.
"Gaara knew we were here." Naruto finally said.
"I figured as much. He was staring at where you were hiding." Sasuke said quietly. He couldn't lie...Gaara truly scared him.
Hinata was still shaking from the trauma she just witnessed. "This must be the power of his demon."
"No." Naruto frowned.
"What do you mean 'no'?" Sasuke frowned as well.
"Kyuubi said that this power was all Gaara." Naruto sighed. "This just got a whole lot more dangerous."
Hinata frowned. "Perhaps we should tell Kakashi-sensei about Gaara."
Naruto nodded. "We also have to tell him about that snake bastard."
The teammates nodded at each other before taking off towards the tower. After traveling for about an hour and a half, Team 7 arrived at the tower. Sasuke sighed in relief. "Not gunna lie...I can't wait to get into this tower and sleep."
Naruto chuckled. "Yeah...I hear you Sasuke." He turned to Naruto and smiled. "You have the scrolls, right Hinata?"
Hinata nodded and pulled them out of her back pouch. She handed Sasuke the "Earth" scroll and she held onto the "Heaven" scroll.
Naruto smirked. "Okay...Anko said to open them when we got here. So open them on "three." The others nodded. "One...two...three!"
Hinata and Sasuke opened the scrolls simutaneously. Nothing happened for several momments, then the scrolls burst into puffs of smoke.
The smoke surrounded the gennin. Once the smoke cleared, Iruka was standing in front of them. He looked at Team 7 with a proud smile. "Congratulations Team 7!"
"Iruka-Sensei!" Naruto cried happily. "What are you doing here?"
"I'm here to congratulate you three on a job well done." He smiled. "You guys are the second team to complete the test."
Sasuke blinked. "Who's the first?"
"The Suna Team." Iruka stated with a nod. Team 7 wasn't surprised at all.
"Alright guys, you've done really well. Go ahead and go inside the tower and relax. You have two days before the test is over." Iruka nodded.
Team 7 all nodded, grateful they were able to rest.
As they walked into the tower, they passed by the Suna team. Naruto eyed each shinobi, until his eyes landed on Gaara. The two stared at each other for several minutes before Naruto turned away.
"Be prepared kit. The final test is the hardest of them all." Kyuubi stated
'What's the final test?'
"You have to fight other genin."
'Even my own teammates?'
"It's very possible. So get ready kit."
Naruto walked back over to his team deep in thought. If he had to fight Sasuke or Hinata in a fight to advance as Chuunin, what good would it do him? 'These exams are going to be the death of me...'
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