Author note: Hello, Battle Neurosis is back. Took some time to update though. But I was working on other fictions and a Xover fanfiction too.
So you can say I was busy. Lol :D
Whatever, I think, here, Fighting is not so hard core in this chapter though I tried but I worked here in tactical things more that how Naruto thinks in difficult times and how he is becoming a mature ninja like Itachi was.
Disclaimer: I don't own naruto and its characters or any jutsus used in manga or anime. It's only for fun and certainly it's a non-commercial one.
Naruto: The Super Prodigy
Recap: Last time in Naruto: The Super Prodigy:
Naruto later entered into the market of the wave country and reached to their destination. They are greeted by Tazuna's daughter Tsunami. She was pretty woman but widowed. While staying in Tazuna's home, Naruto later tried to loan some chakra from Kyuubi but he was ignored eventually. Sasuke and Naruto worked hard in the 7 days interval. After 6th day, on the day 7th, Naruto and Sasuke confronted Zabuza and his accomplice Haku, the fake hunter nin, respectively. But Haku was died by Kakashi for Haku's intervention in the process of Zabuza's death. That's why Zabuza was saved. Later they are confronted by the most feared Uchiha to ever existed after Madara, Uchiha Itachi who was ranked as S ranked nuke nin after his defection from Konoha and also confronted by the most powerful monster of Kirigakure no Sato, Hoshigaki Kisame.
Now onto thte Chapter:
"Kisame, find and kill the old man! He's our priority." Everyone could hear Itachi's monologue.
Kisame just grinned more.
Suddenly, an unstrapped bandaged stuff was stretched from Kisame's back by Kisame himself. Kisame launched himself towards the house of Tazuna where Sakura, Tazuna and his family were.
Kakashi noticed Kisame and so Kakashi also ran towards Kisame and crossed his path before Kisame could pass.
Kisame didn't halt his race rather he continued to run with his bandaged stuff. Kisame delivered a blow against Kakashi with his bandaged stuff which was blocked by Kakashi's kunai.
The blow was so heavy that the water surface under Kakashi's feet was pressed and rippled due to weight behind it.
And then, the kunai was slipped ultimately to defend the force behind Kisame's powerful blow.
But Kakashi anticipated while his kunai was slipping from the pivot point of the Kunai and Samehada's edges. Kakashi did manage to dodge the blow but not entirely because Kakashi's Jounin attire was scattered from the slash.
Naruto, Sasuke, Zabuza all saw this.
Zabuza growled while Naruto and Sasuke were astonished to see such a powerful blow.
"This Fish man is really powerful." Naruto wondered and murmured.
'How powerful this man is!' Sasuke just couldn't believe his eyes.
'And moreover, this Kisame guy took order from Itachi !' Sasuke eyed his brother.
But his brother wasn't even looking at him. Itachi was merely standing there and watching Kisame's battle.
'He's still ignoring me!' Sasuke was seething in anger.
Naruto sensed Sasuke's anger and his anger's fuel.
"It's not the time, Sasuke. You are not equivalent to any S ranked ninja." Naruto told him. Naruto was very skeptical about Sasuke's anger.
Sasuke just eyed Naruto while seething in more anger. This time, Itachi glanced over him but again he moved his eyes and glanced over Kisame's battle.
Kakashi was trying his hardest effort just to stop this monster but no avail. Every single strike was like a grand hammer against his feeble Kunais.
Kakashi was rather forced to back off for defending from heavy attacks of Samehada. Even using such a huge stuff, Kisame held a good amount of speedy and firm strikes that couldn't be avoided unless you wanted to run away. You must defend these blows.
And thus Kisame was advancing towards Tazuna's home.
Suddenly, Naruto was informed by his Clone's mental link that two Ronin attacked but was eliminated by him and Sakura. Naruto just grimly nodded in his mind.
Suddenly, Itachi vanished from the view and reappear behind Kakashi. But Kakashi was quick enough to deflect Itachi's throat slash with a Kunai.
Kakashi immediately backed off from the duo further but still blocking their path.
"Kisame, you back off. You'll just make more noise and do late." Everyone could hear Itachi's monologue.
'So, this is Uchiha Itachi who had killed and murdered all of his own clansmen in one night!' Zabzua thought deeply.
'But they are here for the Old Man. That means they were probably hired by Gato. But in this case, I am useless to Gato. I won't get my payment. Moreover, he might hire them also for my death.' Zabuza thought. He's really worried then. Zabuza was not in good shape and also Kakashi.
Naruto suddenly sensed a huge amount of Yin energy in Itachi that was being concentrated into Itachi's eyes.
"Kakashi sensei, be aware of his eyes." Naruto also immediately shouted to warn his sensei.
"huh..." Kisame just eyed Naruto dumbly.
Itachi didn't pay any attention to it or it seemed like that. But his eyes certainly were changed.
'His eyes. It changed.' Kakashi wondered out in his mind and became alert. So, Kakashi closed his right eye right away.
Sasuke and Zabuza also heard Naruto's shout.
Kakashi saw Itachi with his three tomoe sharingan, a matured one that Itachi and his eyes were connected via spiritual bond.
But Kakashi immediately was trapped in Tsukyoumi because Itachi's influence was greater than Kakashi.
Only in 3 seconds, Kakashi was slumped on the water surface and sunk a lil bit though he was still conscious.
"Whoa...he really survived. A strong person indeed!" Kisame exclaimed and praised too.
"It seems so." Itachi affirmed Kisame's statement in monologue.
Naruto also sensed Itachi's power release.
'The release of Itachi's Yin energy! It was so complicated. The formation of Sharingan is really complex and so the process and its results.' Naruto thought in wonderment.
'But I have to help Kakashi sensei.' Naruto thought after awhile.
Naruto ran and passed the two S ranked ninja very quickly. Naruto grabbed Kakashi's body just when he was sinking into Water completely and gracing the realm of Unconsciousness.
'Naruto...' before being unconscious, Kakashi saw Naruto. He wanted to tell Naruto to back off but he's too much mentally exhausted to even think rationally anymore and so he lastly became unconscious.
'hehehe...now the kyuubi jinchuriki came to rescue his sensei.' While Kisame just grinned maliciously thinking he could suck more chakra if the jinchuriki would leak any bijuu chakra.
Naruto clearly sensed Kisame's thought.
'This fish buddy has the ability to suck chakra too.' Naruto thought in wonder. Naruto's curious mind was itching to find out Kisame's power and abilities.
But his rational mind was telling him to flee away. And his emotional side was suggesting him to defend his sensei and Tazuna no matter what it would cost.
Naruto glanced to his opponents and his sensei.
"What do you want?" Naruto suddenly asked to Itachi.
"We are here to kill an old man named Tazuna. He's a bridge builder" Itachi answered in monotone.
Naruto glanced over Sasuke and then again on Kakashi's unconscious form on his shoulder.
"Well, it seems that we are defeated. We won't disrupt your advance anymore." Saying that, Naruto jumped to return to his previous position where Sasuke and he were standing before.
But he was being obstructed by Kisame's Samehada's swing. Kisame just couldn't restrain himself to goat out Naruto and make him fight against him. And thus, Kisame thought, he would get an opportunity to suck more potent chakra.
Naruto saw Kisame coming with Samehada in high off over Kisame's head to swing through Naruto's body but Naruto was in air and one hand was occupied by Kakashi's body. Naruto had two options. One, Taking a kunai with other hand and two, activating his Wind Armor but it would harm Kakashi's body because the wind Armor is actually a semi circled sphere which is combined of many sharp rotating wind chakras generated from his body.
Aside this, it could take some time to activate. But Naruto had no time to do this.
So he brought out his kunai and deflected the swing but his direction was changed due to Samehada's swing.
And so, Naruto landed on Zabuza's side carrying Kakashi on his shoulder.
Kisame also landed on the nearby Water surface. But Kisame didn't stand there idly. He didn't even delay to launch himself against Naruto again with his Samehada.
Naruto saw him coming and quickly dodged and moved over Sasuke's direction.
Meanwhile, Sasuke also realized that their priority was to save his comrades no matter what it would cost.
So, Sasuke also jumped and landed beside Naruto on the other side of the Water River.
"Give him to me." Sasuke told Naruto. Hearing this, Naruto widened at Sasuke's offer.
'Hmm. He made up his mind and braced the reality.' Naruto thought while sensing Sasuke's defiant resolution on the matter.
Naruto didn't say anything but delivered his body to Sasuke. Naruto did it while never relieving his eyes from Kisame's body. And Kisame was still grinning like a mad man and Naruto just shuddered reading Kisame's extent of thought.
'This man is really sinister and insanely chakra corrupted shinobi.' Naruto thought while trying to overcome his shuddering.
"Kisame, our objective is to kill the old man but not fighting unnecessarily with some genins." Itachi told stoically.
"Itachi! You are no fun! Lemme just taste a lil bit of its chakra. I never have tasted its chakra." Kisame whined and then suddenly Kisame launched himself to incapacitate Naruto with his Samehada swinging on Naruto's head.
Naruto reacted quickly. He sidestepped while sitting and tried to swipe Kisame with his right leg but Kisame anticipated it coming and jumped off from the ground and stood a lil bit back away from Naruto.
Naruto knew that if he wouldn't attack, the fish man would just come over again to kill him. So Naruto advanced towards Kisame and tried to hit Kisame with his fists and Kicks. But Kisame was always two times advance than him. Naruto gradually became frustrated to realize that Kisame was just playing around and dodging.
But Naruto recovered and backed off from Kisame while eyeing the man from afar.
"What happened kid? Got tired of fighting. I can assist you." Kisame told while mocking Naruto.
Zabuza just saw and thought, 'Foolish boy! You will just be killed.' Zabuza fetched Haku's body and shunshinned from the battle area.
"It's enough, Kisame. Let's go." Itachi told while eying Naruto and Sasuke once.
Sasuke got himself more in anger earning Itachi's uninterested look towards him.
But Sasuke knew that he couldn't defeat his accursed brother in this level of skill.
Naruto knew that he's in a great danger along with his team mates and sensei.
'They are S ranked ninja. I couldn't afford to fight them and win. Here, my wit has to be used not brute force.' Naruto thought rationally.
'And I think, I need to inform my second clone to evacuate Tazuna's home. They need some safe place.' Naruto mentally linked with his second clone that stayed hidden around Tazuna's home.
But Naruto came to sense that it would be futile to stay here.
Naruto eyed Sasuke, "Let's go, Sasuke. We have nothing to do here."
But Naruto again was blocked by Kisame.
"Where are you going, boy?!" Kisame was smirking.
"You again! I told you that you are free to kill that old man. We don't have any fire power to put you down. So, your objective is unprotected." Naruto told while gritting his teeth in annoyance and lil bit anger.
"I see!" Itachi said in his monotone. 'But where is their third team mate?' Itachi thought.
"How many members do you have in your squad? There should be three genin not two." Itachi asked but Naruto became nervous hearing such a question.
'This is turning out bad! I have to lie.' Naruto thought.
"We were three genin. But last one was murdered!" Naruto told while managing a sad look on his face.
But Sasuke was so shocked that he just couldn't comprehend what was Naruto up to. But he knew one thing that Naruto didn't do anything without a valid reason.
So he just shut up his mouth for future revelations and explanations from Naruto.
Itachi shot a look towards Sasuke's direction to see his little brother's reaction but couldn't detect any deceit or anything specific from them.
'Something is off.' Itachi just couldn't hold the tension of the air between Naruto and Sasuke and their relative thoughts.
"I have to confirm." Saying that, Itachi looked towards Sasuke and suddenly Sasuke found himself infront of Itachi in a world of red moon.
"What is this?!" Sasuke told himself. He was angered too.
"This is my world. You are trapped into it for next three days and I'll search through your memory." Itachi saying that began his onslaught into Sasuke's memory.
Meanwhile, Naruto sensed Sasuke's chakra instability. He's in some sorts of strong genjutsu. His chakra became disoriented in an oriented pattern of the eyes of Itachi's chakra pattern.
'I have to help but this fish man is persistent to block my way. What's with him regarding me?!' Naruto wondered out in annoyance.
"What do you want?" Naruot asked in annoying voice.
"Khehehehe. . . . . . you seem impatient, Kid!" Kisame told while grinning like a mad man.
'Is he always like that.. . .. Grinning like a Silly Fish' Naruto sarcastically exclaimed in his mind.
"Well, you want me fight. OK. I'll fight." Telling this, Naruto backed off from Kisame and starting to charge up his chakra through his body.
His chakra was swirling, howling and resonating around the air and was protecting his body.
Naruto felt he was filled with chakra as he initiated his chakra mode. Bluish White potent chakra was flowing and swirling around his body and resonating with the Wind like a maelstrom.
Kisame seeing Naruto's potent chakra, became very much greedy that he excitedly showed his tongue and moving it like a greedy wolf.
Naruot just shrugged off Kisame's evil grin and dashed off against Kisame.
Kisame also got himself ready. But Naruto proved to be very much speedy and powerful. Every strike was to be defended by Kisame. It was very much flashy that Kisame couldn't dodge. And every strike had a great force. Kisame had to admit that Naruto is powerful.
Meanwhile, Sasuke was forced into coma like state and Itachi was staring towards their fight while maintaining an uninterested look in his face.
Kisame was still fighting Naruto in taijutsu battle with a kunai and samehada though he was refraining Samehada to suck up the chakra because Kisame wanted to play but soon Kisame realized that Naruto's shield wind has cutting edges of wind swirling around. This cutting wind edges were harming Samehada's the bandages and skin.
'I think I have to suck up his chakra otherwise, my samehada will be harmed.' Kisame thought. After all, Samehada was also a living being.
"Kisame, we don't have all the day. Leave him be." Itachi told while keeping Sasuke's memory in secret.
Kisame backed off and asked Itachi. "What did you find out? Did the kid lie?"
"Yes, the Kid did lie. But I know where the old man is." Itachi told in monologue.
"I think, I need to play more. After all, he lied and I think he needs punishment." Kisame told while eying Naruto and lastly grinned like a mad man.
Naruto posed a fighting stance and let himself ready for any attacks.
Suddenly Kisame ran towards Naruto with amazing speed. Naruto could never detect him if he hadn't developed his sensory skill into Master level.
Naruto dodged the first swing of Samehada. But he surprisingly noticed that his outside chakra shrouding was sucked.
'Shit! This man also can suck up chakra and actually, it seems that this guy's stuff is a living thing and has the ability to suck chakra'
Naruto summed up.
Kisame also noticed the difference. Samehada couldn't suck up the whole chakra that resonating on the body of the kid.
Kisame asked Samehada why it couldn't suck up the kid's chakra.
But Kisame was first heard a strange answer from Samehada and that was this Kid has a resistance of sort that prevented it to suck up further more.
And meanwhile, Naruto analyzed Kisame's Samehada. And he was astounded to sum up Samehada and its mechanism.
'It's a sentient fish scale that can store a huge amount of chakra in it and literally suck and eat chakra like a fish. And the suction power could enhance by its manipulator's Yin chakra and Will Power via small skull that has an intricate seal in itself to control the Sentient being.' Naruto thought while contemplating to have such a weapon in his arsenal.
"It seems that my Samehada couldn't suck your chakra fully." Kisame remarked.
"I am a human and this is just a fish. My will power is stronger than it." Naruto told.
"Kisame, you are delaying!" Itachi told.
"More three minutes, Itachi." Kisame told while again starting to grin like a mad man.
Naruto didn't have any problem with losing a lil bit chakra. So, he recharged his wind armor and dashed against Kisame.
Naruto's speed was truly formidable when he was surrounded with Wind armor.
Kisame was hard time fighting Naruto.
Naruto was dodging every swing that Samehada was done and Naruto's strike with his Kuani was also dodged.
It was like a stalemate in Taijutsu barrage with their respective weapon.
Itachi was also watching the fight.
'It seems that Konoha's Jinchuriki is really powerful and very much speedy. This kid trained his body and mind very adequately. I have to admit it.' Itachi thought.
After some more taijutsu and kuani-Samehada flash, Naruto and Kisame both backed off.
"It's a nice fighting, brat! But you know that you won't win this match. I didn't use my full power." Kisame told while still grinning.
"I know my limit. You both are S ranked ninja. I may be a challenge against an A ranked ninja but S ranks are quite far reached league for me." Naruto casually told while making a kage bunshin and then taking Kakashi's body on his shoulder. And Sasuke's body was carried by Naruto's clone.
Then they left.
Naruto's clone got the order from his boss a lil time before. He was ordered to evacuate the entire members of Tazuna's family including Tazuna and Sakura too.
Sakura was sitting on a couch and contemplating on the outcome of the battle between two groups, her team and Zabuza's team. She was worried.
"Sakura!" Naruto's clone called on.
Sakura stared and then answered Naruto's call.
"What's up again?" Sakura told. She was irritated that she was to relieve from the battle area. She knew that she might be nuisance in the battle field but still, she wanted to stay there and watch what'd go on.
"I am ordered to evacuate entire Tazuna family along with you and Tazuna too." Naruto informed.
"What?!" Sakura was wondered and baffled and then realization struck in her.
'That means Kakashi sensei was defeated and Zabuza is going to come towards the house to kill Tazuna san.' Sakura thought while trembling in fear.
Naruto clone fetched Sakura's tension and fear.
"I think it's worse than Zabuza. Kakashi sensei is not a man to be defeated by Zabuza." Telling this, Naruto went upstairs to inform the family.
'Then why should we be evacuated if Kakashi sensei wasn't defeated?' Sakura wondered in her mind but didn't ask about it.
So, she went to kitchen to inform Tsunami san.
Itachi and Kisame:
"What did you see?" Kisame asked.
"Naruto lied." Itachi simply uttered.
"WoW! That kid really has some guts to lie before us. And I do really wondering about that Naruto brat!" Kisame told while smirking about a lil bit.
"Hmm. He has more chakra reserve than a regular S ranked Jonin. He survived your Samehada's suction abilities." Itachi remarked quietly.
Kisame grunted but didn't respond. A lil bit later, "So, where are we going?" Kisame asked.
"We are heading for Tazuna-san's home." Itachi told.
"Tsk. Do you really think you can find them? That kid has some intelligence, at least." Kisame told while feeling irritated.
"I know!" Itachi told.
"You Knew and You didn't DO anything! What the hell are you thinking, ITACHI?!" Kisame was really irritated that a mere brat could fool along with him.
"Don't be so worked up. The mission is not official. So, we are not obligated to do what we are hired. Moreover, the payment is not worth killing an old man." Itachi told in monologue.
"Tsk. Whatever..." Kisame was still irritated but didn't argue anymore and kept following Itachi.
Clone Naruto and Tazuna's Family:
Naruto's clone and Old Man Tazuna set up a Boat. They decided that they would go for a more secluded area to the east side of the Land of Wave.
Tazuna, his daughter Tsunami, Tsunami's son Inari, Sakura and lastly Naruto's clone rode on the boat. Naruto decided to oar the scull for sailing the boat on the river. The river was middle sized and not so huge. It went through the forest of the Land of fire and mixed with the East side of the sea whose shore was with the Land of fire.
Naruto's clone sensed that the boy named Inari was sulking on the corner of the boat.
Naruto then let it go. 'It might be for his beloved father.'
Suddenly Inari barked out, "Why are you even trying? You all just end up killed or murdered. There's no escape from death."
"May be. But who are you to scold us for trying to defend your Grandfather?" Naruto asked though there was some intensity but not so intense at all.
"Tsk." Inari didn't say anymore.
"Don't mind his babbling. Such an ungrateful brat you got, Tsunami!" Tazuna told while grumbling.
Tsunami glared to his son for misbehaviour.
The boat was sailing through the river that went through forest.
The river was not so huge. It' was rather small for a river but it got length that connected with the sea with the east side of Land of fire.
Itachi reached at the front yard of Tazuna's home.
"They are not here. I cannot sense any fucking lives in the home." Kisame told. His anger was clearly shown through his voice that he was irritated as hell.
"That cheeky Brat!" Kisame grumbled under his gruffly tone.
Itachi didn't respond. He entered into the room and searched through every room. Kisame didn't enter.
Kisame saw Itachi getting out of the home.
"Did you find any damn living beings in there?" Kisame asked sarcastically.
"No. But I got there trail." Itachi told.
"Don't forget that I am also a tracker and can sense people." Kisame told.
"I know." Itachi told.
They left the area in a blur.
Naruto and Sasuke:
Naruto was running along the forest with his clone while he was thinking about the route him and Tazuna san took.
'I think Tazuna-san knows well about the east coastal area of Wave and Fire country.' Naruto was contemplating on.
'But what do I do about these two? They are both out of action!' Naruto glanced over his shoulder and then his clone's shoulder.
Naruto sensed that Kisame and Itachi were still pursuing his clone and Tazuna san.
'It seems they picked up Sakura and my clone's chakra signature. They forget to cloak it.' Naruto mused worriedly.
Naruto realized that he could not do anything in this situation. 'Is there any possibility to inform Jiji san about this unexpected condition?!' Naruto pondered.
'But how do I do it? Beside this, I think, I can do another thing to stall them.' Naruto thought.
'I think a clone of my mine can do it. Hmm.' Naruto thought out.
Naruto stopped and brought down Sasuke's body. He signed for half cross seal and produced a Powerful Kage Bunshin (Shadow Clone). It was a special shadow clone.
"You know what to do, right?" Naruto asked the Clone. "Hai, boss!" Telling this, Naruto's powerful and special clone took off from the land and headed through the forest for Wave country.
One Hour later:
Naruto and his clone reached their boat but found his clone was engaged into a fighting stance.
'It seems my clone bought the time intelligently.' Naruto thought while grinning in mind.
Kisame noticed Naruto with his clone, Sasuke and their sensei.
"Heh! Brat! We got you again but this time we won't play because you cheated us!" Kisame told while grinning.
'He again is thinking about my chakra.' Naruto read Kisame's thought lines and sighed internally.
"Why do you act so persistent?" Naruto asked frustrated.
"It's our job to finish that old coot, brat!" Kisame told while still grinning like a mad man.
Hearing such word, Tazuna was angry but didn't respond because he knew when to respond or not.
Tazuna's daughter was looking towards these two shinobi in fear especially hearing Kisame's words and realizing Kisame's behavior.
Suddenly Naruto smiled for some reasons.
"What is the meaning of abiding by a mere merchant like Gato? His only specialty is that he is a rich merchant." Naruto asked.
"He's paying us for that." Itachi told.
"How much?" Naruto asked.
"That is no concern of you, little nosy brat. You talk too much. Itachi, I want to cut the boy's legs." Kisame asked very eagerly.
Before Itachi could reply to Kisame's permission, Naruto responded.
"What if Gato was killed or murdered or died by heart attack?"
"We will still complete the mission because there must be his second in command to pay us." Itachi answered.
Naruto grinned. "It seems you don't have to kill the old man Tazuna anymore to earn the money from Gato because, Gato was killed along with his entire followers."
"What do you mean by this, brat?" Kisame asked.
"May I assume that you used one of your clones to do the job!" Itachi asked in monotone.
'How did he know?' Naruto was astonished.
Kisame was also eying Itachi.
"Yes!" Answered a clone while carrying a briefcase.
Kisame and Itachi noticed the clone.
'This clone is advanced. It can cloak its chakra signature! I couldn't detect it was near.' KIsame thought in bewilderment.
"Take this. Here is enough money to satisfy both of you." Naruto's special clone came towards them and stretched his arm to offer the briefcase.
Itachi and Kisame backed a lil bit while Kisame formed a mizu bunshin.
'They are cautious!' Naruto mused.
The mizu bunshin of Kisame was inspecting the money.
'I couldn't trace any lingering chakra in it.' The mizu bunshin thought in his mind.
"It seems okay and real. It's not a henge." This mizu bunshin told the other two.
"It's really a generous offer, Naruto kun. But we are not sure that he's dead." Itachi told. "We can't afford to cheat on our client."
"Yea... It certainly will bring bad name to our organi..." Kisame was stopped to Itachi's intervention.
Kisame realized that he told too far. They shouldn't know about them being in hidden Organization.
But Naruto caught up the word. 'It seems they are in an organization that tries to stay at hidden.' Naruto thought.
But Naruto put that aside.
"I think, my clone provide you the dead body of Gato and his second in command." Naruto told.
Naruto's clone brought out a sealing scroll and slammed his hand on it. Suddenly two puffs of smoke revealed two dead bodies.
"A storage seal!" Kisame's mizu bunshin remarked.
The mizu bunshin of Kisame went ahead to examine the body but found no fault in it.
"It seems a real dead body, Itachi-san." The mizu bunshin informed.
"Hmm. Give me the briefcase." Itachi told.
Itachi received the Briefcase. Suddenly Itachi frowned noticing something in it.
Itachi touched in the briefcase and did something.
'I think he noticed it. SHIT!' Naruto realized that no matter how hard he tried to fool this S ranked Uchiha, he always stayed cautious enough to not fall in any trap.
Naruto was annoyed and now fearing a lil bit!
"It seems that Naruto-kun again tried to deceive us." Itachi told monotonously.
"Huh..." KIsame was baffled along with his mizu bunshin.
"What is it this time?" Kisame asked Itachi. Kisame was irritated again.
Itachi ignored Kisame's question. "But I am again sparing you because this was our unofficial mission." Itachi told.
"We needed money. We got it. So, Kisame, let's leave!" Itachi told. Turning around, Itachi left with Kisame with his mizu bunshin vanishing in Kisame's body.
Tazuna was relieved along with his daughter. Inari was in great fear because he was never been around any High ranked ninja, especially around Kisame like shinobi. His Chakra was very much blood lusting and fearful to others.
Sakura also sighed.
Sakura eyed Naruto with awe. 'Naruto... he's always calm. How can he endure these two shinobi so long?!' Sakura was awestruck. She never thought Naruto would be so brilliant and powerful.
Naruto stood there for a while. Everyone was anticipating on Naruto's silence. His clones were also waiting. Naruto glanced over his clones and indicated them to be dispelled.
They were dispelled.
A small tag of seal dropped from the the cloud from where the special clone was standing a little bit ago.
Naruto received his special clone's memory and twitched his eyebrow a little.
'What a nuisance!' Naruto irritatedly remarked on it.
"So it seems that the plant thing was involved too. Troublesome!" Naruto murmured. Sakura couldn't catch up Naruto's murmuring except the "troublesome" part though.
'Why's he disturbed?' Sakura was also wondering about Naruto.
Naruto suddenly perked up and became enthusiastic.
"Well, Zabuza went away from here. He's no more in Wave country. Itachi and Kisame were fading away too. Gato was killed along with his minions. So, I think, Tazuna-san, you are free of danger for now." Naruto told while smiling.
"Let's go back to Wave again. We don't need to hide anymore!"
Kisame and Itachi:
"Itachi-san, what did you find in the briefcase?" Kisame asked again.
"He planted a seal into the bottom of the briefcase. The seal was a small storage seal. But it was stored with his Yin energy. I think, he used this seal and particular energy only for tracking us and our movement." Itachi explained further.
"What a brat! I have never encountered such a brat with sheer power and intelligence! He could easily fool any A-ranked Shinobi or Jounin. Who would suspect that a storage seal could be used for tracking?" Kisame really admired the Jinchuriki of Konohagakure no sato.
"Hmm. But he modified the storage seal with an energy sealing radar that only receives and sends yin energy to be tracked only by Naruto. I have never thought about it before but I was able to pinpoint the seal for the secondary radar seal that was emitting a very thin amount of yin energy. I removed and then destroyed the seals. So we are out of his tracking tricks." Itachi only explained more.
'Naruto-kun is a brilliant shinobi just like his father. He's an admirable genin.' Itachi smiled a little but then grimaced on thinking about Sasuke.
'Sasuke was not enough strong but at least, he learned when to attack and when not' Itachi thought in his mind.
Kisame only grunted in annoyance to know about the such a modification.
Naruto and Sakura were sitting on the couch. Kakashi and Sasuke were bedded in one room in separate bed though.
They were still sleeping.
Naruto was pondering on the seal he used on the briefcase.
Naruto was used to seal from the very beginning of his academy life.
When they were first in the academy they were introduced with different types of Techniques.
Those were Taijutsu, Ninjutsu, Genjutsu, Shuriken jutsu, Bojutsu, Kenjutsu and lastly Fuinjutsu.
Those lessons were theoritical and just introduction for knowing what those jutsu could do generally.
But Naruto's childinsh mind was enchanted by the little introduction of Ninjutsu and Fuinjutsu.
To him, Ninjutsu and Fuinjutsu were always awesome jutsu.
From then, Naruto tried to learn Fuinjutsu. He was later taught the basic of sealing tag from Iruka.
His first assignment was to create a sealing tag that could explode. He later was able to do it by integrating some over loaded chakra in it.
He triggered the storages opening brace by the Ram sealing sign.
The opening brace was then opened and a gust of pressurized Chakra let out and spread everywhere destroying everything around it within 6 meter radius circle.
Iruka was astounded to watch such a work. He never thought that a third year academic student could create such a tag bomb.
"What did you use, Naruto? You didn't use any fire to burst the bomb tag." Iruka asked frantically.
"I just used my chakra. I filled the storage of the seal with my chakra with enough pressure and opened the opening brace with ram sealing sign. Then the pressurized chakra was burst out and damaged the surroundings." Naruto told as if it was nothing. Iruka couldn't find anything to respond.
'How did he manage such amount of chakra? From where did he collect so much amount of chakra to fill the storage seal with heavy pressure? He is only an academy student!' Iruka wondered in his mind.
Then Iruka smiled and ruffled little Naruto. "You are a very good student, Naruto."
To Naruto, It was a great accomplishment to be acknowledged by his academy's sensei.
"Hai, I am good indeed! I will be acknowledged and the best Hokage ever!" Naruto exclaimed in enthusiasm.
From then, Naruto never stop learning new tactics of sealing art. He often tried to think of new sealing array and played with simple sealing array like storage seals and Tag bombs. To him, spending chakra was nothing.
So, experimenting on simple sealing array was nothing to him. Thus, he was able to create some useful seals with simple array sets that could be used for various circumstances. The seal that he used in the briefcase was also created his last year of Academy time.
'Itachi cannot be fooled like that! He's said to be very prodigal shinobi from his childhood. I think, he was able to sense the tiniest leak of yin energy from the seal by the help of Sharingan. That's why I was caught in red hand.' Naruto was thinking. 'And Kisame's weapon! That was a fine thing to experiment on at later time! My priority is now Sasuke and Kakashi sensei.' Naruto thought.
'I need Sakura to prove my theory. If it works perfectly, I will be a great help in medical ninjutsu.' Naruto thought.
Naruto then glanced towards Sakura and noticed Sakura was eying him intently but she was embarrassed when she was caught up with Naruto's ocean blue eyes.
Naruto just inwardly smirked. 'I think he was pondering about me and my abilities that precede her expectation.'
"Sakura, I am in need of your help. What do you think about it?" Naruto asked waving his hand in front of Sakura.
"O-okay" Sakura stuttered for being caught up in eyes.
Naruto stood up from the couch and went straight up to the first floor from the ground floor.
There was Kakashi and Sasuke lying on the two separated beds in one room.
Naruto and Sakura entered into the room.
Naruto sat by Kakashi's lying form and touched his forehead. He channeled the tiniest amount of chakra through his palm. Being a jounin, Kakashi developed broader chakra pathways. So, Naruto's tiniest chakra didn't harmed Kakashi's pathway. Naruto then meditated while sitting. He was trying to fetch the lingering Itachi's yin energy in Kakashi's pathways so that Itachi's yin energy could no more haunt Kakashi into his coma like state.
Soon, Naruto found the yin energy that was commanding Kakashi's fragile yin energy to follow and remain in trance like state thus preventing Kakashi to set his mind in one piece and to become conscious.
'Itachi is really powerful. He could even subdue Kakashi sensei's yin energy. Furthermore, Kakashi sensei's yin energy has some lingering Uchiha yin energy. It seems that a true blooded uchiha's spirit is very strong and powerful comparison to other shinobi.' Naruto deduced in wonderment about the Uchiha's power.
Naruto opened his eyes. "He will be okay, I think." Naruto told in confirmation of Sakura's worried eyes.
"Let's see what Sasuke was facing." Naruto told.
"Hm." Sakura meekly responded. Sakura somehow found herself very much useless in front of Naruto. 'He was doing everything for the team member. I am a useless.' Sakura was sulking in her mind.
Naruto caught up to Sakura's remorseful mind.
'She is upset!' Naruto thought. Naruto felt something that he couldn't describe. He felt as if he should console her. He should tell her that she shouldn't be worried about her improvement. He will protect her no matter what. 'It seems I still am affected in love of mine towards her. I thought I could resign my emotion about love or crush on Sakura. But alas! I am still feeling these weird senses again.' Naruto sighed in his mind.
Naruto shook off the feeling and glanced towards Sakura.
"Sakura, this time, I will need your assistance. From what I know of you that you hold a very astounding skill in chakra control. So, I am providing you some Yin chakra and you have to accumulate and flow that chakra in Sasuke's chakra pathways. I could not do it because I might not able to channel adequate amount of chakra in his pathways. And if I cannot then his chakra pathways might get exploded. I think, we all don't want that, do we?" Naruto told Naruto while leveling his face towards Sakura's face. Sakura felt intense pressure of ocean blue eyes piercing her eyes and soul. Sakura gulped about this chakra channeling stuff.
'He's requesting me to help in chakra control. Can I do it?!' Sakura was tensing. But her inner self was boasting to show off their power but she knew better that it might be difficult for her.
"No, we d-don't want that, of course, N-Naruto." Sakura again stuttered. 'What the hell is going on with me!' Sakkura scolded herself for behaving towards Naruto, like a child in front of her angry daddy.
"But how can I be of sure to where I should channel your yin chakra?" Sakura gathered encourage and asked Naruto without any stuttering.
"You will touch me and will try to find my chakra signature in my body through your palm as the medium of our connection. And you will touch Sasuke's forehead with your other hand." Naruto told. Telling this, Naruto fetched Sakura's right hand and placed it on his hand. Naruto closed his eyes. Sakura seeing Naruto closing also closed hers.
Sakura did what she was instructed. Soon she felt something in her and found in his mind that Naruto was standing there.
"You are in my mind!" Sakura exclaimed in wonder and bewilderment.
"Yes. I will introduce you to Sasuke and our gate-way."
Naruto led her to a place via some concentration and she found herself in front of a giant Gate.
"What is this?" Sakura asked. "Now I am entering into your deeper psyche"
Telling this, the Naruto who was standing in front of Sakura just blened in Sakura's belly.
Sakukra yelped at this.
'Don't panick! I am in your deeper psyche. Now enter into the gate.' Naruto's yin form told Sakura.
"Hai" Sakura responded.
"You don't have to shout. What you want to tell just murmur in your mind. I can hear you from within your mind." Naruto told.
'Hmm. No need to stutter, just work confidently' Naruto just responded while radiating positive emotion in Sakura's deeper psyche to strengthen herself because Sakura was already in frightened state because of him and entering into a strange area. Furthermore, Sasuke's mind is still a dark one!
So I end here.
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