Chunin Exam Finals (Part 3)
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Medics came rushing out onto the half destroyed field and loaded Naruto onto the stretcher before also going over to Gaara and loading him onto the stretcher as well. In the stadium the females all had tears in their eyes moved by Naruto's speech to Gaara and those of the Leaf were starting to feel horrible for treating him the way they did. Then men felt like such little bastards right now as well.
Genma looked up to Sarutobi as if asking for confirmation about the remaining matches. Sarutobi nodded slightly to Genma "Alright" Genma announced "We'll now begin the second fight of the Semi-Finals, Sasuke Uchiha and Temari come down."
Sasuke was already down there so he waited as Temari flew down on her large fan. Temari eyes Sasuke 'His teammate was able to defeat Gaara and odds are Uchiha is just as powerful as he is and my chakra is pretty low from that fight with Shikamaru.'
"Begin" Genma said jumping away. Sasuke jumped before unleashing a volley of kunai and making hand seals.
"Kunai Shadow Clone Jutsu" he said and the kunai multiplied. Temari opened her fan and blew them all away with her wind jutsu.
'He's holding back' Temari thought 'But why?'
'I can't afford to waste too much chakra' Sasuke thought 'With Hinata guaranteeing to win her match I've got to save as much of my chakra as possible.'
"Wind Scythe Jutsu" Temari shouted unleashing a great volley of wind. Sasuke jumped back before swerving around to avoid the main blades before jumping onto the wall. Temari unleashed a second volley, but Sasuke jumped before unleashing more kunai "Is this the best you got, Sandstorm Jutsu" she shouted.
This time her wind jutsu blew sand everywhere as Sasuke landed and lost his balance slightly and Temari took her chance "You're mine" she shouted launching kunai that hit him in the stomach and twice in the chest. Temari smirked walking up to finish him "That was surprisingly easy" she said. Then Sasuke disappeared and was replaced by a log "What the… a substitution jutsu." The log had an exploding note on it "Oh crap" she cursed as it exploded near point blank range and she was sent flying and landed hard on her back coughing.
Sasuke jumped from the ground making a hand sign and earth sprouted up and encased her arms and legs before Sasuke pulled his sword out and landed above her placing the very tip of his sword on her neck. "Yield" he said coldly. Temari nodded slightly knowing she was beat.
"The winner is Sasuke Uchiha" Genma announced. Sasuke sheathed his sword before releasing her from the earth restraints and reappearing in the waiting area. "Now we'll start the final match of the Semi-Finals; Shino Aburame and Hinata Hyuga come down."
"Proctor" Shino called "I have chosen to forfeit." Genma scowled while the crowd booed slightly "Since Hinata's prowess involve lightning chakra, my bugs would not be able to absorb her chakra properly and thus it would be pointless to fight when I'm outclassed."
Genma couldn't fault Shino's logic "Due to Shino Aburame's withdrawal Hinata Hyuga wins by default. Since we've now reached the end of the Semi-Finals we'll be having a twenty minute intermission for the remaining participants to rest." The crowd booed again, but accepted the inevitable for it was like being Orochimaru's boy toy; you can kick and scream all you want, but it'll happen.
Hinata and Sasuke took their chance to leave and go down to the medical lab. They entered to see Naruto on a bed being healed by the medics. "Naruto" Hinata cried rushing over.
A medic stopped her "Sorry, but you can't get any closer."
"What's his status" Sasuke asked.
The medic sighed "He's got some internal bleeding from previous attacks, a very mild concussion from the head butt, but the most severe thing is chakra exhaustion. He literally burned up all but just an ounce of chakra and it's the only thing keeping him alive right now. He wouldn't be out cold if he didn't burn up the last of his chakra to take down the wood protecting the village."
"I see" Sasuke said quietly "Will he be able to compete in the finals."
"Even if he wakes up he is too injured to compete" the medic said "I'm afraid the exams are over for him." Sasuke and Hinata turned to look at each other.
"Looks like we're all that's left" Sasuke said.
"Yeah" Hinata said turning an eye back to Naruto's unconscious form.
"We need you two to leave while we finish healing him" the medic said. Sasuke and Hinata nodded and left the medical lab. Gaara was on the other side of the room being healed by some medics as well and glanced over at Naruto's unconscious form.
"Naruto… Senju" he said so softly not even the medics heard him 'Perhaps… one day… I can find… people who will become… precious to me.'
Twenty minutes later people were getting antsy wanting the matches to continue "Come on, hurry it up" Kurotsuchi complained leaning against the bars.
"Patients Kurotsuchi" Onoki said.
"To hell with patients" she grumbled banging her head softly on the bar. She looked up only to see a medic walk on the field and whisper something to Genma "What's going on now?"
Genma nodded "I understand" he said as the medic walked away. Genma turned to the crowd "Attention everyone" he called getting all attention "I've just been informed by the medics that participant Naruto Senju is too injured to continue in the competition so I inform you that he is hereby dropped from the tournament."
The crowds boo's were worse than ever as everyone got out of their seats and began yelling at Genma telling him to let Naruto still compete.
Genma sighed irritably "Due to Naruto being forced to drop out the final match of the Chunin Exams will now begin. Sasuke Uchiha and Hinata Hyuga, come down." Hinata and Sasuke appeared on the field with Shunshin. The participants were still grumbling slightly, but they sat back down to watch another heated match.
Asuma chuckled "You should be proud Kakashi, both of your students in the final rounds."
"It would have been all three of them if Gaara hadn't injured Naruto too much" Kurenai added.
Kakashi chuckled "Yeah it would have been" Kakashi was feeling so proud right now. 'I wonder, is this how Minato-Sensei felt when me and my team advanced to Chunin.'
"Alright the two of you know the rules" Genma said "Begin" he finished jumping away from them.
Sasuke and Hinata stared at each other for a few seconds "Good luck Hinata" Sasuke finally said.
"You too Sasuke" Hinata smiled "I'll try not to hurt you too badly."
Sasuke laughed "Good for you, because if I do end up hurting you too bad then your new boyfriend will, in his words quote unquote "Shove a tree up my ass."" Hinata laughed slightly as did Sasuke while the observers sweat dropped slightly.
"Come on you two" Kakashi said rubbing his head. Both of them then pulled their swords out and charged at each other and met in a clash. Since Hinata had two swords she had a slightly better offense as Sasuke was primarily on the defense before ducking a strike and kicking one of her swords out of her hand before slicing at her. Hinata jumped back and began attacking again. Sasuke kept on blocking and blocking before ducking and kicking Hinata in the stomach and igniting his fist in lightning and slamming it on the ground. Lightning travelled towards Hinata and shocked her, but she substituted.
Hinata went through hand seals "Water Style: Explosive Water Shockwave" she called spewing a lot of water from her mouth creating a water battlefield. Sasuke jumped as the water crashed down before safely landing on it. Hinata charged towards him on the water with her one sword still in her hand.
Sasuke made the tiger seal and began launching fire balls at her. Hinata made a half ram seal with her free hand that brought water up and blocked the fireballs so Sasuke went with the initiative and ignited his hand with lightning and stuck it in the water. Hinata jumped while Sasuke jumped as well and while in the air they both went through hand seals. Sasuke launched a fireball while Hinata launched a blast of water. Both attacks canceled each other out.
Sasuke landed back on the water before going through hand seals "Lightning Style: Lightning Dragon Jutsu" Sasuke formed a large lightning dragon and launched it at Hinata. Hinata's body cackled before she began rotating initiating her lightning style rotation. The lightning dragon hit and it was a tie for a while. Sasuke managed to form a half ram seal "Lightning Style: Shadow Clone Jutsu" Sasuke said and a clone of electricity formed.
The clone jumped over and landed on the other side before going through hand seals while Sasuke cut the lightning dragon jutsu. Hinata stopped rotating to see the clone Sasuke pull an earth spear from the arena wall before launching it at Hinata. Hinata jumped and dodged it, but it cut her arm pretty good. She landed while Sasuke continued to launch more earth spears until the whole entire arena underwater was filled with earth spears.
Sasuke smirked "Alright now's my chance." Sasuke and his clone humped into the air while the original Sasuke went through seals "Nowhere for you to hide now; Lightning Style: Earth Thunder Spear Jutsu." A mass of lightning shot from Sasuke's hand and soon the lighting enveloped the whole entire arena illuminating it.
Sasuke ended the jutsu and his lightning clone dispelled leaving Sasuke to stand on the arena wall. "Come on Hinata, I know that alone couldn't have done you in." Giggling met his ears as a water tendril rose from the remains of the water revealing Hinata.
"Disappointed" she smiled.
"How did she escape that" Kurenai wondered.
"Hinata has a high affinity to water that's almost on the level of the Hozuki clan of the mist" Kakashi said "She almost recreated their Hydrification technique and can blend into water."
"That's cool and all, but that doesn't explain how she avoided Sasuke's attack" Asuma said.
"That's where the tricky part is" Kakashi said "Of everyone on my team Hinata has the best chakra control; it's nearly perfect and because of her nearly perfect chakra control she can balance using water chakra and lightning chakra at the same time. By balancing her water chakra she can blend into water and by utilizing the lightning chakra she can cancel out other lightning attacks on herself."
The others looked surprised for being able to balance out both natures at her age was something unheard of. Sasuke went through hand seals "Fire style: Great Fire Annihilation" he called launching a large wall of flames.
"The same jutsu that took me out" Karui said angrily.
"Water Style: Water Wall" Hinata called bringing up a water wall the blocked the fire in front of her, but the remaining went beyond her and smashed into the wall.
Sasuke scowled 'She's not as good as Naruto when it comes to the power of water style attacks, but she's quicker at unleashing them. If I can somehow dry up all this water it should be easier to defeat her, but it's not going to be easy. I need to make her waste as much chakra as I'm going to.'
Sasuke pulled his sword back out before giving a loud battle cry and soon his sword exploded in flames. Hinata held up her remaining sword and it ignited in lightning chakra. Sasuke charged and slashed at her, which she blocked before he knocked her back and continued slashing.
Hinata continued blocking, but Sasuke was far stronger in physical strength so she was pushed back. She ducked a strike and aimed a kick at him, but he grabbed her ankle before jumping up and grabbing her legs and positioned her upside down and wrapping his legs around her neck before sending them both underwater.
While underwater Hinata struck Sasuke in the leg twice making him grimace as he felt lightning coursing through his leg and the water only made it worse. Sasuke took his chance to do some damage to her as he took out a kunai flipped her and stabbed her through her own leg. Both grunted feeling their own pain before going for the surface. Sasuke broke the surface and jumped to the arena wall clutching his right leg.
'Damn, her chakra's in my body now' Sasuke thought looking at his leg with his Sharingan activated. My own lightning chakra can't disrupt it as that'll only make it stronger.' Sasuke had no choice; his hand sparkled slightly as he pressed it against his leg. Sasuke grit his teeth in pain as he forcefully drew on foreign lightning before completely drawing it out of his leg and slamming it into the arena wall creating another hole.
Hinata grunted slightly 'So he figured out how to take my attack out. I know I said when I strike the lightning will spread and only wind chakra can neutralize it and that's true, but also those with lightning chakra can inject their own lightning into their body to drag mine out. It causes excruciating pain for a while, but they can draw it out.'
Sasuke then sped down the wall and came charging at Hinata gliding across the water. Hinata made a hand seal and began launching water tendrils at him. Sasuke's fist ignited in lightning and he began smacking the water tendrils away before activating his Sharingan. "Fire Style: Flamethrower" he shouted spraying three large fireballs at Hinata.
Hinata became part of the water once more and Sasuke smirked before making three hand seals and holding his left hand. Lightning sprouted across his hand "Kakashi… you" Asuma said shocked.
Kakashi nodded "Yes, I taught Sasuke that jutsu. In fact I taught all three of them that jutsu since all of them have affinities towards lightning."
Sasuke jumped back and stuck to the wall and slammed his hand onto the water making the whole water cackle with electricity 'Hinata can stay down for a long time, but eventually she'll have to come up for air or she'll run out of chakra first.' Sure enough Hinata emerged from the water in midair giving Sasuke the perfect chance to jump up with a kunai and stab her right in the gut "The end of the match" he smirked.
Hinata smirked back as blood dribbled down her chin "Not quite" she said before dispersing in lightning.
"A lightning clone" Sasuke gasped. He turned around to see Hinata behind him "I should have known" he said. Hinata smirked before, unknown to Sasuke, igniting her left hand, which was behind her back, with lightning chakra. While she still held her one sword in her hand her other sword remained underwater. She moved her finger and soundlessly her other sword came up ignited with lightning chakra.
"Now the match is over" Hinata said. Sasuke's eyes widened as he sensed something coming towards him. He jumped and back flipped as Hinata's sword went through the spot where he previously was. Hinata aught her other sword and now had both weapons back in her possession. Hinata twirled her swords and readied herself.
Sasuke scowled slightly 'Well I guess I have to start using those jutsu' Sasuke thought 'The water isn't drying up fast enough. I need to make this count since they take up a lot of my chakra.'
'What's he thinking about' Hinata wondered in her head. 'Attack first, ponder later' she thought before tossing her swords into the air and going through hand seals "Storm Style: Twin Laser Beam" she called. Twin beams of chakra shot out from her hands towards Sasuke.
Sasuke quickly jumped as the laser beams impacted with the wall. Sasuke went through hand seals "Dodge this Hinata" he shouted "Lava Style: Lava Monster Jutsu" he shouted before puffing his cheeks and unleashing a large amount of lava that quickly descended upon Hinata.
"Talk about hot lips" Kiba muttered. Sakura and Ino, who sat next to him, blushed brightly at the double implication.
Hinata's eyes widened before she unleashed a very large amount of lightning before twirling "Lightning Style: Eight Trigrams Palm Rotation" she shouted. She twirled and the lava hit enveloping the entire area with steam.
From within the steam everyone could here clashes of swords with shuriken and kunai being thrown about. The steam was up for about two minutes so nobody could see what was going on and could only listen.
"Would someone just use a wind jutsu and blast the steam away" Kiba shouted. Within the steam Sasuke had recovered his sword and it was just a furious clash with both of them having their Doujutsu activated to see each other in the steam.
Sasuke jumped back after blocking two strikes from Hinata before looking around with his Sharingan. He saw Hinata sheath her swords before wiping something from her shoulder where Sasuke had previously struck her. She then wiped it across her forearm and Sasuke now understood what she was doing.
Sasuke quickly bit his thumb open before swiping the blood across his own forearm "I, Inu, Tori, Saru, Hitsuji" Sasuke chanted going through the hand seals while simultaneously Hinata did the same before both of them slammed their hands on the ground.
"Summoning Jutsu" they shouted. There were two large puffs of smoke before that blew away the rest of the steam and soon everyone got the surprise of their lives by seeing the two summoning animals of Sasuke and Hinata. The smoke was fully cleared showing Sasuke standing on top of his Phoenix summon Suzaku while Hinata was standing on the top of her Griffin summon Shisha.
"Hello Hinata" Shisha said kindly "It is nice to see you again."
"You too Shisha" Hinata greeted back "As you can see I'm in a bit of a pickle right now and I could really use your help."
"I shall assist you in any way I can" Shisha said.
Suzaku eyed Sasuke from atop his head "Oi Sasuke, I know I said you could call on me whenever, but in an arena inside a village. Seriously are you trying to destroy the place?"
"Of course not" Sasuke said smirking "But since my new opponent is a Legendary Griffin I figured I would need the help of the Lord of Fire."
"You are correct" Suzaku said "Shisha, it has been a long time, maybe 3 or 400 years."
"Indeed Suzaku" Shisha said "It has been many years since I've fought you; I hope you haven't gotten rusty."
"Okay, who is the Sensei of these two" Kurotsuchi asked with a blank face seeing the two summons. Kakashi sneezed slightly in his mask.
It was silent for a few seconds before Suzaku flapped his wings "Wings of flames" he shouted blasting large blue flames at Shisha. Shisha took flight avoiding the flames that lit half of the stadium on fire, but ANBU were there to make sure no one was hurt.
Shisha descended "Hold on Hinata" she called as she slashed at Suzaku. Suzaku avoided the slashes before raking a talon along Shisha leaving a deep gash. Shisha jumped back and grunted from the pain.
"Are you okay Shisha" Hinata asked.
"Yes, hold on" Shisha said before focusing on the wound and steam began emitting from the wound before it closed up completely.
'Of course a Griffin has medicinal powers' Hinata thought. Shisha then flew back at Suzaku before swinging her large wings at him.
"Iron Feather barrage" she shouted. Giant feathers began being launched at Suzaku who had to take evasive action. Sasuke grunted before going through hand seals.
"Fire Style: Majestic Fire Annihilation" Sasuke shouted unleashing his strongest fire style attack. It was like the Great Fire Annihilation only denser and hotter fire. Majestic Fire Annihilation was also much larger as well and borderline going to S-Rank. The attack hit a lot of the feathers and turned them into ashes. The remaining feathers kept coming towards them.
"Fire Shield" Suzaku shouted. Flames shot from his mouth and formed a protective dome around them that obliterated the remainder of the feathers and when the dome went down.
"Got you" Shisha shouted wrapping her claws around Suzaku and biting into his wing making him grunt in pain. "Hinata, get him now" Shisha grunted.
"Right" Hinata shouted jumping onto Suzaku before running up to Sasuke. Sasuke 'tsked' before running down Suzaku and meeting Hinata in a clash and it was in a standoff.
"Come on Hinata, let's finish this" Sasuke grunted "NOW." He grabbed her and pulled her off Suzaku and the two of them began plummeting at about 100 feet. Both of them were struggling and fighting in midair slashing, punching and kicking as hard as they could. Hinata unleashed her lightning Gentle Fist into Sasuke's body making him grunt and cackle with electricity, but Sasuke managed to use his fire style and left some burns on her body.
They were plummeting fast while the summons fought in midair. Shisha inhaled "Earth Style: Mud Bullet" she shouted launching the attack at Suzaku.
"Fire Style: Flame Bullet" he shouted launching his own fire attack. The attacks canceled each other out, but the remains descended down upon the arena. Sasuke and Hinata finally landed after Sasuke used an earth jutsu to soften the dirt, but the resulting fall came with prices. Sasuke stood up with his right arm limp and his left arm clutching his side while Hinata barely managed to stand up while holding her right leg while her left arm was limp as well.
"Shit" Sasuke gasped looking up and seeing the flaming bullets descend upon them. He looked at Hinata "Sorry" he said before melting into the ground. Hinata gasped looking around seeing now way to escape so balancing on her one good leg Hinata cackled with electricity and began rotating. The attacks hit shaking the whole arena and when it finally stopped almost the whole field was on fire.
"I think we've done enough damage here" Suzaku said panting slightly.
"Yeah" Shisha said "See you next time." Both of the summoned animals dispersed in big puffs of smoke. Hinata was found on the ground panting in exhaustion while out of the ground in front of her a hand reached out and broke the ground. Another hand broke out and soon Sasuke pulled himself out with a gasp of air and coughed. Sasuke coughed and gasped for air before rolling on his back before Hinata collapsed as well on her back with both of them lying by each other.
"Looks like we're evenly matched" Sasuke said.
"Yep" Hinata said "Too bad Naruto couldn't fight because then we could have really seen which of the three of us is the strongest."
"I think that if all three of us fought we'd all be like this" Sasuke said before darkness settled over his vision. The same happened to Hinata and she passed out as well.
Sasuke felt his eyelids twitch slightly before opening them and his vision was encompassed by whiteness 'Hospital' he thought automatically.
"Hey, rise and shine buddy" a familiar voice said. Sasuke turned to see a bandaged Naruto sitting in his bed without his armor on. His top clothing was missing as well and half of his torso was bandaged up. Sasuke pushed himself up with his left arm as his right arm was in a cast. Sasuke grunted as he looked down and saw his arm wrapped up due to his broken ribs.
"How long have I been out" Sasuke asked rubbing his head.
"About a day and a half" Naruto said surprising Sasuke "I woke up about an hour ago."
"Hinata, where is she" Sasuke asked. Naruto turned and pointed showing Hinata still out cold in the bed next to Naruto except her leg was in a sling.
"She's okay" Naruto said "Her worst injury is a fractured femur that the medics say is almost healed."
"I see" Sasuke said "So the exams are over?"
Naruto nodded "Yep, but something else happened while we were out cold. I just heard about it from a nurse."
"What happened" Sasuke asked.
Naruto was silent for a few seconds "Orochimaru… the Snake Sannin… impersonated the Kazekage and tricked the Sand Ninja into an alliance and had them attack our village."
Sasuke's eyes went wide in horror at what he just heard "An Invasion" was the only thing he could mutter.
Naruto nodded "Yeah, all three of us slept through the invasion due to our previous injuries. However we managed to repel Orochimaru's forces thanks to the combined help of the Raikage and the Tsuchikage."
"That's good" Sasuke breathed a sigh of relief that the village was still standing.
"However" Naruto continued making dread fill Sasuke once more "We still paid for it with a lot of lives. Most of the lives were lost with the surprise attack until we started to repel them, but that's not the worst part…"
"What is it" Sasuke managed to say.
"The old man" Naruto began "… was killed by Orochimaru." Sasuke's eyes widened once again. It was almost hard to conceive that Hiruzen Sarutobi was killed in battle. The God of Shinobi himself gone "Unfortunately we didn't get our retribution as Orochimaru escaped."
"Damn it" Sasuke cursed. First the a-hole invaded their village, killed their Hokage and still managed to escape. Naruto was silent as he didn't tell Sasuke the other part of what happened. It explained why Naruto was more injured even though Sasuke didn't ask.
Naruto woke up to find himself still in the medical resting area before sitting up and immediately he could tell that something was wrong. For one there were no medics anywhere and he could hear loud clashes everywhere outside. He looked over and saw Sasuke, Hinata and Gaara unconscious on beds.
"Something is wrong" Naruto said quietly. Grunting slightly he got out of bed and grabbed his sword and decided to leave his armor since it would take too long to put on. Naruto left the resting area and made sure the door was locked before running outside. He saw ninja clashing everywhere before he took action.
Naruto unsheathed his sword and got an unsuspecting sound ninja in the back and he crumbled before he turned and began slashing down other sound ninja that came towards him, but he got a shock when sand ninja began attacking him as well. Naruto kicked up a root that trapped a sound ninja before turning and cutting the head off before kicking another one away.
Naruto turned to attack another one, but the sand ninja kicked him down first and was about to stab him when a sword was pushed through his gut. He grunted and gurgled as he dropped his weapon before looking up and saw a smirking Kurotsuchi pull her sword out and the guy fell to the ground "Kurotsuchi" Naruto said surprised.
"Consider this my repayment for healing me earlier" Kurotsuchi grinned. Naruto grinned back as she pulled the young Senju to his feet.
"So what's going on here" Naruto asked.
"Apparently the Sand and Sound Ninja are attacking the Village" Kurotsuchi said. "The Raikage and Gramps are out there somewhere while your Hokage is up there fighting the Kazekage."
"Well I know where I need to go now" Naruto said "Thanks for the assist Kurotsuchi; I'll be seeing you later." Naruto jumped from stand to stand before going to the roof.
Kurotsuchi grinned again "Of course you will because I'm not done with you yet Naruto."
Naruto flipped onto the roof to see Sarutobi and Orochimaru locked in combat behind a large purple barrier. He looked and saw three ANBU there "Oi, what's going on, what is this" Naruto demanded.
"They put up a barrier that prevents us from getting in" the head ANBU said. "The barrier will incinerate anything it touches so we can't get in."
"Damn" Naruto cursed 'Wait, maybe a strong chakra attack can break the barrier.' Naruto held out his right hand and chakra began swirling in his hand; Naruto gave a roar as he flooded a lot of chakra into his attack that it tripled in size.
Orochimaru noticed "The kid…" he exclaimed.
"Rasengan" Naruto shouted charging forward and slamming the Rasengan into the barrier. At first it did nothing, but slowly a crack was forming in the barrier.
"Strengthen the barrier" one of the ninja holding the barrier shouted. The four of them charged as much of their chakra as possible into the barrier, but it was too late as Naruto broke through the barrier and shattered that part allowing himself to get in. The barrier immediately reformed after he was in.
'Amazing, he flooded his chakra into one point allowing himself to slip through' the ANBU thought.
"Naruto" Sarutobi said surprised.
"Old man, what the hell is going on" Naruto shouted "And who the hell is this pasty faced transvestite?" Despite the situation Sarutobi snorted while Orochimaru's eyes twitched in annoyance. Sarutobi gave a shorthand explanation about Orochimaru "Seriously" Naruto asked. Sarutobi only nodded "Great."
"Okay you cheeky brat" Orochimaru hissed "Just for that you can die along with the old man. I was originally going to keep you alive to do research on the Senju cells I you since it's quite obvious you possess Hashirama Senju's genes. Your Wood Style is very well developed, but you are nothing compared to the First Hokage."
"I know that" Naruto scowled "I'm only 13 for God's sake. Hashirama-Jiji must have been in at least his twenties before he fully mastered the Wood Style."
"Actually he was only 19 when he mastered it" Sarutobi said remembering the time when he asked Hashirama the same question.
"Really, that young" Naruto said impressed. Sarutobi nodded and Orochimaru twitched again as it was blatantly obvious that he was being ignored.
"Okay that's it" he hissed before going through hand seals "Summoning Jutsu: Reanimation" he shouted getting their attention. Two coffins burst up from the ground with each of them having the kanji for 'First' and 'Second.' Orochimaru frowned from behind the coffins 'Why won't the third one come out? No matter; these two are plenty.'
Sarutobi's eyes widened 'I can't believe he summoned those two of all people.' The two coffin doors fell down revealing two armor clad individuals; one in red armor and the other in blue armor with the one in red having long black hair and the one in blue armor having white hair.
Naruto's eyes widened as well "Hashirama-Jiji… Tobirama-Jiji" Naruto said quietly.
"What will you do now Sarutobi-Sensei, what can you co" Orochimaru cackled. The two deceased Hokage's walked out of the coffins before stopping.
"It's been a very long time Saru" Hashirama said.
"Oh it's you" Tobirama said "You've gotten so old Sarutobi."
"Never in my entire life did I think I would have to face off against my brethren in combat" Sarutobi said angrily "What a vile trick."
"No kidding" Naruto said just as angry. 'How dare Orochimaru disgrace the Senju Clan like this? He will pay.'
Hashirama looked over at Naruto "A Child" he said "Sarutobi, did you take on an apprentice in your age even after you already had a team?"
"No I didn't" Sarutobi said.
"He's right" Naruto said stepping up "My name is Naruto Senju." Hashirama and Tobirama's eyes slightly widened at that. "My father was the Fourth Hokage, my grandfather a legendary ninja, and… my great-grandfather and great-granduncle were… the First and Second Hokages."
Hashirama's eyes widened some more "My… our descendant."
"Yes Lord Hashirama" Sarutobi said "Despite being only thirteen Naruto is technically the Head of the Senju clan since he's the grandson of your first born."
"Enough with the family reunion" Orochimaru hissed "It's time we got started" he said holding out two kunai that had red notes on the end of them.
"I don't think so" Naruto said pulling out a tri pronged kunai. He tossed it at Orochimaru, but Orochimaru dodged; big mistake. Naruto appeared behind him in a flash of yellow, catching the kunai with his right hand before slashing at Orochimaru.
Orochimaru was forced to jump away, but one of the red tags was cut off. Naruto looked at it before snapping his finger and the tag was shredded to bits. "What was that" Tobirama asked curiously.
Naruto grinned "A very special jutsu." His smile turned to a scowl "But I can't talk now; Orochimaru must die." Naruto clasped his hands together 'I can't make anything large enough with my chakra so low; but I'll manage.' "Water Style: Water Shockwave" he shouted. Water swirled around Naruto, and the Hokage's technically, before Naruto launched the water at Orochimaru.
Tobirama stared impressed while Hashirama smiled "Looks like he takes after you my brother" Hashirama said.
"Maybe so" Tobirama said "To be only thirteen and unleash a water style jutsu with no water source. He must have trained very long and hard to get this powerful." While the brothers talked Orochimaru, Sarutobi and Naruto engaged in a three way battle. Sarutobi fired fire jutsu at Orochimaru that he dodged before he had to block sword strikes from Naruto. Naruto jumped back as Sarutobi launched another fire jutsu that hit Orochimaru.
Naruto landed next to Sarutobi and went through hand seals "Wind Style: Great Breakthrough" he shouted. The fire was enhanced making it a lot bigger in comparison to the natural fire style attack.
However Orochimaru just jumped out of the flames unscathed before taking his remaining kunai and charging towards the First Hokage. He made sure both brothers' couldn't move to intercept them. Naruto quickly pulled out another tri-pronged kunai and tossed it. The kunai flew passed Orochimaru just as he was about to inject the kunai into Hashirama. Naruto appeared in front of Hashirama and took the kunai right in his chest.
Orochimaru and the resurrected Senju looked surprised at Naruto, but Naruto took advantage of their shock to kick Orochimaru away and wrench the kunai out of his chest before dropping it to the ground and using his wind to shred the kunai.
"What will you do now Orochimaru" Naruto asked as blood dribbled down his chin "No more tags, which means you can't control these two." Orochimaru sneered at Naruto's smug face "Sneer all you want Orochimaru; you can't destroy Konoha and you won't. Now then" Naruto smirked going through hand seals "Wood Style: Silent Strangle Jutsu" Naruto called. Wood sprouted from the ground underneath the four bodyguards that were holding the barrier and they were all wrapped up and lost the barrier and it came down like it was nothing.
Tobirama chuckled "Looks like he's like both of us brother."
"Indeed Tobirama" Hashirama said "The future of the Senju clan is in great hands." He began to crumble slightly.
"Yes I quite agree" Tobirama said "I would love to stick around to see how far he would have gone." He too was crumbling away and soon both Hokage's crumbled away into dust and dirt. Naruto didn't notice this as he was truly spent trying to use chakra while still injured and exhausted.
"So what now" Sasuke asked interrupting Naruto from his flashback.
"Funeral's tonight" Naruto said in glum making the mood glum as well.
The sky was filled with dark clouds and the thunder was booming slightly. At the Hyuga Compound Hinata and Hanabi exited the compound dressed in a black funeral dress. Hinata was fully healed and had her headband around her neck while Hanabi had a sad look on her face as she held her sister's hand. The sound of footsteps got their attention and they looked over to see Naruto, wearing his own funeral clothes, with his hands in his pockets walk forward. Like Hinata his headband was around his neck as his forehead still had a thick bandage over it as did both of his cheeks and chin.
"Hinata" Naruto said softly.
"Naruto" Hinata said softly as well.
Naruto looked down at Hinata's little sister and gave her a soft smile and Hanabi couldn't help, but smile back. The three of them proceeded in silence until they passed by the Uchiha compound. Sasuke came out soon with his headband on his head wearing his funeral clothes. Naruto gave Sasuke a small pat as the four of them proceeded to the funeral for the Third Hokage and all the others who died during the invasion.
Atop the Hokage Tower is where they were right now along with many other assorted Genin, Chunin, Jonin and family members of the Sarutobi Clan. Then it started to rain heavily "It's raining" Kurenai said.
"Even the heavens weep" Asuma said quietly.
"We are here to honor the memory of our beloved Third Hokage and all the other Shinobi who sacrificed their lives so that our village would remain standing" Homura said beginning the eulogy. People went up one by one and placed flowers in front of a picture of Sarutobi.
'Why' Naruto thought 'Why did someone so good have to die?' Naruto heard quiet sobbing and looked next to him to see Konohamaru wiping his eyes and sobbing as his body shook. Naruto placed his hand on his shoulder gently trying to comfort someone who was like a little brother to him.
Leaf Shinobi weren't the only ones there. Off to the side stood the Raikage and Tsuchikage along with their Shinobi that were competing. The Elders allowed them to stay in thanks for their assistance in repelling Orochimaru's forces. The Kage's paid they're respect silently while their Shinobi, who didn't know Sarutobi personally like the Kages did, just stood there stoically waiting until it was time for them to leave.
They watched as one by one as the Shinobi walked up and placed a small white flower at the front until all that was left were the Genin. All of Team Ten placed their flowers up before Team Eight placed their own flowers up before Team Seven were the last ones to go up. Sasuke was the first one to go up and said a silent prayer before placing his flower down and departing. Hinata was next and also gave a small prayer before departing. The last was Naruto who seemed to stay up there the longest remembering everything Sarutobi had done for him. He placed his flower down before going back to join the others.
"The rain stopped" Hinata whispered. Sasuke looked up and so it had. With the sun slowly coming out the funeral ended.
"See you Iruka-Sensei" Naruto waved at his old Academy Teacher before walking off and joining his teammates. They were all smiles now as each of them put their shoulders around each other and walked off with Kakashi walking beside them. With the foreign Shinobi Kurotsuchi and Samui were eyeing the two boys.
Samui may be looking at Sasuke with a cold look, but it was really a look of admiration. He was someone who was cool and calm when the situation called for it and knew how to mellow out around comrades. The way Samui was raised was that she had to be the perfect ninja, stoic and cold. When she saw Sasuke and battled him she felt something, something she didn't know and it was puzzling to her deeply.
Likewise with Kurotsuchi she was staring at Naruto mulling over the words he said to her after the match. "Training for revenge will only let you go so far, but when one learns to let go of the past is when one become an excellent Shinobi" was what he said to her. Kurotsuchi had held a long grudge against Minato for what he did, but after ranting about it and being beaten by Naruto and how he showed his compassion for her even though she said she would kill him is something that baffled her. He was a kind man and a strong Shinobi and she felt a warm feeling in her chest just at the mere thought of him.
Both Kunoichi gained smiles on their faces and thought in unison 'I hope I get to see him more in the future.'
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