Ch.5 Fighting the Council
SORRY FOR THE LONG SABBATICAL
Sasuke crashed through Naruto's office door looking like he had been running from the devil himself.
"NARUTO~! YOU HAVE TO HELP ME!"
Naruto looked up from the article he was writing for a medical journal on the dangerous of depressed soldiers in the field.
"What is it Uchiha-san?"
"The Council…they want to stick me with the CRA (Clan Restoration Act), effective after the Chunin Exam! THEY WANT ME TO MARRY ALL MY STALKERS! EVEN THE ONES WITH THE RESTRAINING ORDERS!"
Naruto raised a brow. "I'm afraid that I not fully versed in the village laws. However I do know someone who can help us."
Quickly hitting save on his work he led Sasuke out to the bad part of town. There they arrived at a iron door with where Naruto knocked twice.
Sasuke gawked when he saw the owner of the voice.
There behind a desk was Hinata in a black business suit with a light blue blouse. Perched on her nose were a pair of square glasses that glinted with malice to come.
"Why if it isn't my favorite mind twisting head doctor and pale moody raven." Hinata said with glee as they took a seat. "What can I do for you today?"
Naruto nudged Sasuke who immediately explained what the council had planned for him.
Hinata shook her head and retrieved a rather large book labeled 'Konoha Clan Laws' from behind her.
"Hmm well, there are two ways for you to avoid that. One is for your parents to have stated in their will that you are forbidden to ever take part or a written letter of discouragement from an elderly family member."
"I doubt Itachi will do that." Sasuke seethed.
"Two is marry now and produce at least two children in three years. So you will need to get reproducing ASAP."
Sasuke paled, and his throat went dry at the thought of asking Hope to marry him even though they had only been dating less than a month. "Next option."
"Castration." Hinata deadpanned.
Sasuke paled. "What are the chances I can ask the Hokage to sign off on letting me marry Hope?"
"Better than your chances of getting permission from her father and living." Naruto replied.
"AHA!" Hinata cheered. "There is a fourth option!"
"and that is?"
"Get a majority of the Council to delay their decision." Hinata replied.
"I'm doomed." Sasuke muttered as he hit the desk.
Naruto and Hinata shared a glance.
A week later Sasuke found himself being dragged to the Council chambers with his lawyer and psychiatrist in the lead. He had to bit down on his lip to keep from laughing when Hiashi saw his daughter's credentials.
"Honorable Ladies and Lords of the Council; I am here to represent my client Uchiha-san on his behave to deter you from acting on the CRA."
A man from the civilian side sneered. "HE'S GETTING MARRIED AND RESTORING THE UCHIHA CLAN YOU TROLLOP! END OF STORY."
Naruto grabbed Hiashi before he could jump to kill the man. Hinata smiled sweetly.
"Let me guess your daughter is on the list of candidates yes?"
"If she is it's none of your business you tro-"
"THE FACT THAT YOUR DAUGHTER IS ONE OF THE TWENTY STALKERS WHOM MY CLIENT HAS A RESTRAINING ORDER ON MAKES IT MY DAMN BUISNESS!" Hinata snapped. "NOW SHUT UP AND LET THE REAL ADULTS DO THE TALKING LITTLE MAN BEFORE I CHALLENGE YOU TO DUEL OF HONOR!"
Naruto snickered. "All that speech therapy paid off."
ONE HOUR LATER
Hinata left the council room winded, with an agreement of postponing the CRA for at least three years, and leaving behind several men and women scared of the young lawyer. Hiashi was behind her absolutely gleeful as she filled him in on her plan to destroy the Clan Elders so they could not force her or her sister into the Branch.
Meanwhile Naruto was coaching Sasuke on the best way to ask Dr. Sato and his wife for their daughter's hand in marriage without being murdered.