This is the story that has been a long time coming for each and every one of my fellow MinatoxTsunade fans. So, here is the story that explains everything about Minato and Tsunade's relationships in the Mokuton Resurrection universe: Here they first met, how they fell in love, how they married and since we already know how their daughter Haruhi was conceived, this also explains how she was born and how her identity was kept safe from her parents' enemies.
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto.
Note: In this chapter, Minato is about 12 and Tsunade is in her 20s or 30s since I have no idea how old she was when Minato was a teenager.


"Oh, Minato!" Jiraiya called to Minato, who was in the field training.

"Yes, Jiraiya-sensei?" Minato called back.

"Come over. There's someone I want you to meet." Jiraiya said and Minato ran towards the other side of the field where his mentor was. Once he got to the other side, he saw Jiraiya but didn't notice a rock in his path.

His foot hit the rock and nearly tripped before catching himself. Minato stumbled while moving forward and his face hit something warm but soft.

All Minato saw was darkness as an incredibly soft feeling surrounded his head and he didn't move. Whatever the feeling was, Minato had never felt anything like it and he smiled.

Suddenly, he heard a feminine voice clearing their throat and he instantly knew where he was. Acting fast, he got back and found himself in front of a slender yet curvaceous blonde woman with a large bust.

Minato could only describe the woman as the most beautiful person he ever laid eyes and she looked back at him with hidden curiosity. Jiraiya chuckled and patted Minato's back.

"Minato, meet the one, the only, Tsunade Senju." Jiraiya said and Minato was amazed because up until this point, he'd only heard about Tsunade and had never known what her appearance was.

"Pleased to meet you, Tsunade-sama, I'm Minato Namikaze." Minato said as he nervously held out his hand and she gently took it before they shook hands.

"So, you're the genius student this perv always boasts about. Nice to meet you, too." Tsunade said while smiling.

"I see you take after your sensei." Tsunade said and Minato understood she must have meant his tripping into her breasts. He blushed heavily and nervously sighed.

"I'm deeply sorry for that, Tsunade-sama." Minato said as he bowed his head and Tsunade patted his head.

"Well, just watch your step next time unless you want to end up like your sensei." Tsunade chuckled.

"Yes, ma'am." Minato said and Tsunade chuckled.

"Hey, what's that's supposed to mean?" Jiraiya said.

"You know what I'm talking about; Mr. sorry I tripped on a tree root and tried to land on me." Tsunade said; referencing the numerous times Jiraiya feigned tripping and attempted to land on her bust.

"I'm telling you that was an accident!" Jiraiya said.

"Right; unlike you, Minato here wasn't drooling or blushing when he tripped over." Tsunade said with a raised eye and Jiraiya blushed.

"Minato, don't listen to a thing your sensei says about women." Tsunade said.

"Uh, ok." Minato answered.

"Don't listen to her, Minato. Women threw themselves at me and if you listen to me, I'm sure they'll do the same to you." Jiraiya said.

"Jiraiya, women throw themselves away from you. Not the other way around." Tsunade deadpanned.

"You're ruining my image!" Jiraiya said.

"What image besides a skirt-chasing pervert are you talking about?" Tsunade said and Jiraiya growled in frustration. Minato, not exactly feeling comfortable, sighed and started to walk away before his mentor and Tsunade bickered any further.

"I'm gonna go now. Pleased to meet you, Tsunade-sama." Minato said.

"Wait, Minato." Tsunade said and he turned to face her.

"Again, don't listen to any advice he gives you on women, all right?" Tsunade said.

"Yes, ma'am." Minato said and Tsunade smiled at him and nodded before leaving. As she walked forward, she glanced back at Minato and smiled.

"One thing's for sure: Minato is gonna be a better hit when the ladies when he becomes older. It'd be nice to meet the lucky gal he'll end up with." Tsunade thought to herself; not having the smallest clue that the girl she was thinking about was closer than she could have ever imagined.

"Clever plan there, Minato." Jiraiya chuckled as he patted Minato on his back and the blonde boy looked up at his sensei with confusion.

"What plan, Jiraiya-sensei?" Minato asked.

"I've gotta say, I tried that tripping thing many times when I was your age but it never worked." Jiraiya said.

"You thought I fell on Tsunade-sama on purpose, didn't you?" Minato said.

"Of course, I do." Jiraiya said.

"Sensei, it was an honest accident. Tsunade-sama would have killed me if I did it on purpose." Minato protested and Jiraiya laughed while patting his student's back.

"Oh, don't worry about it, Minato. The first time I did it, I failed but you can still do it a couple times just to try your luck." Jiraiya said and Minato lowly chuckled while shaking his head.

"Sensei, I'm pretty I won't have that kind of contact with Tsunade-sama ever again." Minato stated; not having any idea of how utterly wrong he would be in his adult life. With that said and done, Minato returned to training until Jiraiya decided to call it a day.

Minato sat down in the field and relaxed for a bit. He remained still as a breeze came into view and smiled.

He suddenly heard walking behind him and he looked to see Nawaki walking by.

"Hey, Nawaki." Minato said and Nawaki stopped walking as he looked over to him.

"Oh, how's it going, Minato?" Nawaki said as he approached him and leaned against a nearby training log.

"Well, it's the same old, same old for me. What about you?" Minato said.

"Ah, not much. I hear you met my sister today." Nawaki said and Minato nervously chuckled; knowing that if the other boy knew about his accidental trip into his sister's bosom, he'd be very angry.

"Did she tell you anything?" Minato nervously asked.

"No, just that she hopes you don't become a pervert like Jiraiya." Nawaki chuckled and Minato sighed.

"That's nice to hear. So, your birthday is coming in a few days, huh?" Minato said as he rose from the ground and began walking forth. Nawaki walked alongside him and the two spiky-haired boys headed straight ahead.

"Yeah, it is." Nawaki said.

"Is there anything you'd like for a present? It will be your twelfth birthday, after all." Minato said and Nawaki groaned.

"No! Sheesh, everyone still asks me that like I'm still some kid." Nawaki said and Minato chuckled.

"Well, why not tell them that you don't want anything?" Minato asked.

"You don't think I've already tried that? Little to nobody listens." Nawaki asked.

"Ah, I see." Minato said.

"Hey, Minato?" Nawaki asked.

"Yes?" Minato asked.

"I've been thinking, what do you want to do as a Jounin?" Nawaki asked.

"Well, I want to protect this village from as much danger as possible, so I seek to be Hokage someday." Minato said.

"No way!" Nawaki said.

"Is something wrong?" Minato asked.

"If anyone is gonna be Hokage someday, it's me!" Nawaki boldly said.

"Nawaki, you too, huh?" Minato chuckled.

"Being Hokage is my goal in order to honor my grandfather." Nawaki said.

"Well, it looks like I have a rival for the title of Hokage." Minato smiled and Nawaki challengingly smirked at him.

"I could use a rival for the title to test my skills." Nawaki grinned.

"Then, may the best shinobi win." Minato said as he held out his hand and Nawaki took it. Both shook hands and smiled.

"You've got it, Minato, though I'll still get the title in the end." The cocky Nawaki said.

"All the more worth the challenge is to me." Minato smiled back as they released each other's hand.

"Perfect!" Nawaki said.

"Well, I don't know everything of what it takes to become Hokage but you're ambitious and that's a good trait for being a leader." Minato said.

"Yeah, well, you've got brains. That helps, too, I guess." Nawaki said.

"Well, Nawaki, unlike me, you already have the most connections to the Hokage." Minato said.

"Yeah, you have a point there. My grandfather was the original, my granduncle was the second, his student is the current one and my sister was his student." Nawaki said.

"Yes, so compared to you, my only connection is Jiraiya-sensei." Minato said.

"I never looked at it that way. That and both our teachers are Sannin." Nawaki said.

"That, too." Minato said and Nawaki laughed.

"Yeah, that or if you were somehow related to me by family or somethin'." Nawaki chuckled.

"Me related to you? As interesting as that would be, I'm not sure that'll ever happen." Minato laughed back and Nawaki noticed the sunset.

"Well, I gotta get back or Tsunade will kill me. See ya." Nawaki said as he took off and Minato chuckled. He looked up at the sunset and decided to head home himself.


Ah, I loved the references that connect Minato and Tsunade's future relationship. What was most fun was to have Minato trip onto Tsunade and not get hurt for it; unlike what would have happened to Jiraiya.

As for Nawaki's appearance, I figured it'd be a good idea for Minato to have at least known his future brother-in-law when he was alive and have a good friendship with him.

All in all, don't forget to subscribe to this story or you'll risk missing out on everything I have in store for this since I've been planning this storyline since I wrote Bathing Incident. Ja Ne and I warn you; the next chapter won't be easy to read.