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Shippuden Episode 19-30

Team Kakashi

Kakashi's team and Guy's team are able to break into the hideout of the Akatsuki.

Sakura ran towards the wall and crushed it with her fist; Kakashi quickly jumped off as the rock wall came crumbling into the water. Sakura and Chiyo got out of the way and they all jumped in.

'Were we too late?' Kakashi thought as it appeared as if the ritual to extract the demon from Gaara has already been completed because in front of them stood Deidara and Sasori.

Team Kakashi

'Team Kakashi was able to break in, as planned." Deidara said.

Team Kakashi

Naruto saw that Deidara was sitting on Gaara.

"You jerk! Where do you think you're sitting?" Naruto yelled.

"There's no mistaking it. He's the Jinchuriki. The first thing he'll do is scream and charge at you. Itachi actually described him quite accurately." Deidara said to Sasori but Sasori was busy looking at Chiyo.

"Gaara! How can you be asleep at a time like this? Stand up! Gaara! Hey, Gaara, are you listening? Stop it already!" Naruto yelled.

"Stop it Naruto! You should already know." Kakashi ordered.

"That's right. You get it, don't you? He's been dead for a while." Deidara said as he knocked his knuckles against Gaara's face.

"He's definitely the Jinchuriki." Deidara replied.

"Give him back. Give back Gaara, you jerks!" Naruto said as his teeth started growing into fangs and he ran towards them but Kakashi stopped him.

"Calm down. If you charge right in without thinking, we're all dead." Kakashi explained.

Team Kakashi

Naruto looked at Sasori then Deidara then Gaara and gritted his teeth in anger. Sasori looked at him then Deidara.

"What's wrong, Master Sasori?" Deidara asked.

"I'll take him. It seems this Jinchurriki wants to take him back." Sasori replied.

"Looks like it." Deidara agreed looking at Gaara.

"I believe the guy on the left is the one that broke in and took the Kazekage. Meaning the other one is the puppet master who seriously injured Kankuro. Her grandson, Sasori." Kakashi explained looking at Chiyo.

"Master... you might get mad at me for saying this, but...I'm going to fight the Jinchuriki.

"Each of us gets our own. Don't get cocky, Deidara." Sasori pointed out.

"With art, you must constantly seek greater and greater stimulation, or your ability to appreciate it will dull. I've heard rumors that the Nine –Tailed beat Jinchuriki is pretty powerful. He'll be perfect for my art." Deidara lectured.

"What? You call those explosions 'art'? Art is something that endures the test of time beautifully and gracefully. True art is eternal beauty." Sasori opinionated.

"Eternal beauty? Master, I respect you as a fellow artist, but art is something that blossoms for an instant before withering away." Deidara declared.

"What did you say?" Sasori asked.

"Wh-What's up with them?" Sakura asked.

"Deidara, apparently you don't understand what true art is." Sasori repeated.

"That would be you, Master." Deidara pointed out.

"You jerks!" Naruto yelled.

"Eternal beauty is the only true art." Sasori repeated again.

"That's absurd! Art is a beauty that lasts for just a moment." Deidara told him.

"Stop screwing with us!" Naruto yelled as he brought out a Summoning Scroll and summoned a large kunai wheel. He grabbed it and threw it towards Sasori but using his extendible iron tail he defended himself by rotating it around the body.

"Are you trying to make me mad?" Sasori asked Deidara ignoring the Leaf ninja.

"That's why I said that this would probably make you mad!" Deidara said.

"You should know what happens when I get angry!" Sasori threatened as he pointed his tail at Deidara.

'He stopped the shuriken without even looking at it.' Sakura thought.

'So his puppet mastery remains as skillful as ever.' Chiyo thought.

"What do you say, Deidara?" Sasori asked as the tip of the tail dripped in poison towards him.

"To me, the essence of art is... " Deidara started as he stood up; the mouth on his hand spat out clay and Deidara shaped it into a small bird or insect.

"...explosions!" Deidara answered as he threw it in the air and made it larger.

"It's completely different from your silly puppet shows." Deidara pointed out as the bird picked up Gaara in its mouth. Sasori threw the tail towards Deidara put he dodged and jumped onto the bird.

"Later, Master!" Deidara yelled as the bird flew over Kakashi's team.

'You'd better follow me, Nine-tailed Jinchuriki.' Deidara thought. Naruto growled and ran after him.

'Freaking Deidara acting by himself!' Sasori thought.

"Wait, darn you!" Naruto yelled as he followed Deidara out of the entrance of the cave and ran after him.

"Nice!" Deidara said as he continued flying.

"Naruto!" Kakashi yelled as he ran after him.

'Naruto! He isn't going to control himself after all!' Kakashi thought as he stopped.

"Naruto and I will take care of the guy outside. Sakura and Chiyo, I'll leave this guy to you. But don't take any unnecessary risks. Wait for Team Guy to come back!" Kakashi said as he looked at Sasori.

"Got it!" Sakura replied as Kakashi ran off after Naruto. Kakashi landed by Naruto on the red square arch in front of the hideout. They watched as Deidara's bird flew in circles. Deidara looked down and saw Kakashi.

"He's coming too?" Deidara asked himself.

"Guy, come in! The enemy split into two groups. We need backup. Come back right away." Kakashi said through his radio.

"I'm afraid I can't. We got caught in the enemy's trap. Kakashi, please give us more time! Over and out." Might Guy answered as he looked at his clone and Neji, Lee and Tenten fought their clone.

"Give Gaara back!" Naruto yelled at Deidara who simply smirked.

"I... can't afford to hold back." Kakashi said as he lifted his forehead protector to reveal his sharingan.

Kakashi and Naruto watched as Deidara hovered over them.

"Gaara..." Naruto said as he watched him.

"Should you really be fighting me? Sharingan Kakashi. Just for the record, Master Sasori is stronger than me. Probably. Although our opinions differ greatly on what real art is." Deidara asked.

"Looks like they've started. You think a little girl and an old hag will be enough to stand up against Master Sasori?" Deidara asked.

'He'd clearly would rather fight Naruto one-on-one, if possible. This is a shinobi who defeated the Kazekage single-handedly. Naruto probably won't be able to handle him alone.' Kakashi thought.

"Sensei, please go to Sakura." Naruto asked as his eyes glowed red.

The mouth on Deidara's spat out more clay and Deidara molded it.

"I'll save Gaara!" Naruto yelled as he jumped up towards Deidara who smiled. The bird easily dodged and sent Naruto into a rock wall. Deidara then threw the insect clay at Naruto but Kakashi hit it with a kunai; Deidara exploded it.

"You shouldn't be worth fighting if that's all it took." Deidara said as Naruto hung off the wall with Kakashi.

"I won't let you have Gaara!" Naruto yelled.

"I'll take Gaara back!" Naruto yelled again.

"You're weird, for a Jinchuriki. I've heard that Jinchuriki are gloomy and hate people. My comrades have been defeated two other Jinchuriki, not counting him. It seems neither their friends nor their villages tried to save them. In fact, it seemed like there were people who were happy to have them gone. A kindred spirit who was hated and despised... you couldn't just ignore him. Gaara... Gaara died when we removed the One-Tailed Shukaku. That's going to happen to you, soon. You hear me?" Deidara laughed; Naruto's eyes flashed redder and his hands let off steam.

"I won't let you jerks get away with this!" Naruto yelled.

"Darn it..." Naruto said as they watched Deidara.

'Judging by the noise just now, they've definitely begun fighting. I wish I knew what's going on, but...' Kakashi thought looking at Deidara.

"Give Gaara back, you jerk!" Naruto yelled.

"It's only a matter of time before Master Sasori defeats the two inside." Deidara said.

'If he comes out here, then using this guy to lure the Jinchuriki away will have been a waste.' Deidara thought as he started flying away.

"You jerk! You're dead! Get back here!" Naruto shouted as he ran after him.

"Naruto..." Kakashi started.

"Kakashi, you take care of Sakura!" Naruto replied.


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