Chapter 7

A/N i don't own Naruto or fma.

"Ah, thank you for your report Kakashi. I'm curious to know what exactly happened on this mission," The hokage said smiling as Kakashi handed him a written report of team 7's previous mission.

"It was no trouble sir," Kakashi said, avoiding the Hokage's eyes.

"What is it, Kakashi? What is wrong?" the hokage asked noticing Kakashi's oddness.

"Sir, with all due respect, I would like to resign my service to the village," Kakashi said, looking at the floor.

"What are you saying Kakashi?" the hokage asked.

"I'm...I'm done being a ninja. I can't do this anymore," Kakashi said, still looking down.

"Why? Why are you doing this?" the hokage asked, starting to get angry.

"Naruto and Xander, okay! I can't handle it anymore. I'm not strong enough to be able to save them," Kakashi said, looking up with tears in his eye.

"Are you seriously telling me that you can't handle the fact that your kids get a little hurt in battle? You were and still are on of konoha's strongest shinobi," The hokage yelled, standing up.

"Have you been out on a mission, where the ones you care about are relying on you with their lives and you can't give them that?! Xander is in the critical care unit, while Naruto is in general care. I couldn't be there for them. If I leave, they'll think it was because I was a ninja, and they won't follow in my footsteps," Kakashi said.

"Is this what the former Anbu captain has been reduced too? Use simple logic, Xander is a genius and Naruto is smarter than this!" The hokage yelled.

"You won't change my mind," Kakashi said, taking off his headband.

"You'll be classified as an s-rank missing-nin," The hokage warned.

"I don't care," Kakashi said, scratching his headband.

"Get out of my site!" the hokage yelled.

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"Goodbye, Xander," Kakashi whispered, slowly walking to Naruto's room.

Kakshi slowly opened the door, wishing to say goodbye to his other son.

"Goodbye, Naruto," Kakashi said, closing the door, but sopped when he heard Naruto.

"Wha...? Dad? What are you doing here," Naruto said, waking up.

Kakshi froze in the doorway, not expecting this.

"What's goin...what happened to your headband? Why aren't you wearing your vest?" Naruto asked.

"..." Kakashi still didn't respond.

"Are you going somewhere? Are...you leaving?"

A look of sadness came across Kakashi's face. "Yes. I'm leaving," Kakshi said.

"For how long?" Naruto asked.

Kakashi disappeared for an instant and reappeared in front of Naruto, where he shot a gas in Naruto's face that knocked him out. The last thing he heard was "Forever," before sleep over came him.

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"Naruto, good morning," The hokage said, walking into Naruto's room.

"What! Dad?" Naruto yelled as he forcefully woke up.

"Listen, Naruto, can you walk? Or are you still resting from your mission?" The hokage asked.

"I can walk," Naruto said confused.

"Then let's go visit Xander okay?" The hokage asked.

"Oh...okay?" Naruto said as he and the hokage walked to Xander's room.

"Oh, hello Gramps and Naruto. Good morning," Xander said smiling.

"Good morning," Naruto said, followed by the hokage.

"Boys, I need to tell you something, okay?" The hokage asked.

"Yeah, sure," Xander said, confused by what the Hokage wanted to say.

Naruto just nodded, knowing what he was going to say.

"Lasy night, after your father turned in his report, he left the village after renouncing his citizenship and is now classified as a s-rank missing-nin," The hokage said.

"Is this some kind of joke?" Xander asked.

Naruto nodded, all the pieces coming together except for one. "Why?"

"What he told me before he left, was that he couldn't handle the stress of having others rely on him and failing to protect them," The hokage said.

"Does he think we are weaklings!" Xander yelled.

"Trust me, I agree with you, and I am quite enraged bye his actions, but he is already gone, and besides ordinary hunter-nin, there is nothing more I can do. Sorry," the hokage said.

"It's fine. I don't know about Xander, but I don't know if I even want that bastard back," Naruto said, glaring out the window.

"I agree, we don't need Dad if that's how he views us," Xander said.

"I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm glad your taking it this well," the hokage said. "I'll inform your other teammates right away," The hokage said as he left.

"So is he really gone?" Xander asked.

"Yeah, he said goodbye to us last night, but you where asleep. He came into my room and knocked my out when he saw I was awake," Naruto said.

"Was it because we where to weak?" Xander asked as tears started to form in the corners of his eyes.

"No. It his fault for leaving us. As harsh as this sounds, we need to forget him. I mean, yeah, the memories will always be there of him. I mean, he was our father, and we love him. But he left us, and isn't coming back. We have to accept that, and we can't change the past. If it was our fault, it doesn't matter know, you can't change it," Naruto said, hugging his brother.

"You are right. We need to focus on the future and our dreams. We don't need him, and if we did, it doesn't matter, he's gone. He left because he didn't want us to be ninja, but I don't care what he thinks. Let's strive to be the best ninja we can be," Xander said, smiling through the tears.

"Yeah, Xander. Let's be the best," Naruto said as his body shook with sobs while his face wore a big grin.

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A/N: well, this was a pretty big chapter for character development. Sorry if it got kinda sad, but this is where I wanted this story to chapter, preparation for the chunin exams.