Author : Badon
Naruto 489 : The Fate of Kushina
Naruto 489 : The Fate of Kushina
[Mountain scene, lightning is heard in the background]
[Little girl cries]
Kushina: Hurry, we have to get out of this pass before the weather gets worse!
[Large rumbling, rocks begin to fall down the slope towards a small group of what appears to be older people and children]
Kushina: Tajuu Kage bunshin no jutsu!
[50 clones appear between the mountainside and the hooded travelers]
All 51 Kushina’s make the water sign at once: Ascending Whirlpool Wall!
[51 spinning geyers sprout out from the rock face, making a curved shield over the head of all the travelers, the boulders hit the water and are flung overhead and down the cliff]
Kushina: Everyone, get out of here, the rocks are first and the mountain comes next, if you don’t get going we’ll all be crushed!
Unidentified woman: Kushina-sama! If you stay you’ll be crushed!
Kushina: Don’t worry about me, I still have an important task ahead of me, I won’t die here!
Little girl: Kushina-sama!!!
Kushina: We’ll meet again! I won’t break my word!
[The little girl is pulled away by the others and we see a hidden grass headband on one of the travelers, though they’re too old to be an active ninja, the next frame has a huge landslide overwhelming the wall of water]
[Scene cuts to Naruto shedding a tear and sniffing, he and Kakashi have stopped and put Karin down to hear her story]
Karin: And that was the last time I heard Uzumaki Kushina-sama’s voice… she saved over a hundred lives that day and I haven’t heard anything about her since… :tears pour down her face:
Kakashi: That does sound just like your mother, Naruto… and more than a little like you, too.
Naruto: Where were you when you that happened!? Kakashi-sensei, when we get back to the village, I would like permission to assemble a search party to locate…
Kakashi: Naruto… I understand how you feel…
Naruto: Sensei, I never had any parents growing up, and I only just found out who my father was after all these years. I need to look for any trace of my mother; I don’t need to ask for your permission, but if I had some people with me, it would go much faster and I’d be at less of a risk of getting in trouble…
Kakashi: Sigh, you’re right. This IS the wife of the 4th hokage we’re talking about. We all thought she died when your father sealed the Kyuubi, but if she lived on, it is just as important to the village that we find her. We’ll talk more when we get back to the village [picks Karin up]
Naruto: So let’s pick up the pace!
[Suigetsu is in a glass tank and Juugo is with him in a cell; lightning flashes out the cell window]
[Juugo is standing by the window and a bird lands on his hand]
Juugo: Kimimaro… I’m sorry; I failed your successor…
Suigetsu: [bubbles out his mouth] Keh, Sasuke sure has become a first class bastard, leading us into that Akatsuki trap and letting us be caught by that Raikage and his friends.
Juugo: I wonder if Karin is alright.
Suigetsu: Fuck Karin, she didn’t help us at all either, for all her sensor abilities she sure didn’t see that Zetsu was going to betray us like that.
Juugo: I don’t think Sasuke and Karin would leave us alone if the situation wasn’t so desperate.
Suigestsu: And whose fault is it that we went into the middle of the kage summit without any backup and immediately had our positions given away? I’m not saying Sasuke planned it, but he let it happen.
Juugo: Hey! There’s something going on out the window!
Suigestsu: Huh? I can’t see anything in this tank, can’t you break those shackles and get me out of here already?
Juugo: It’s the 8tailed beast… he’s talking to himself and carrying something really big… it’s that sword Kisame had!
Suigetsu: [perks up] !! Kisame-senpai, I knew you weren’t meant for samehada, to lose it to the 8tail, what a loser!
Juugo: The 8tail was the one who made your sword break, too…
Suigestsu: Shut up! Break me out of here so I can go get the sword! We’ll break out of here and get back at Akatsuki in no time! C’mon, Juugo, don’t be such a little bitch!
Juugo: [cursed seal starts to spread out] Guh, no… I don’t want to fight anymore! [cursed seal reaches his restraints, then releases]
Suigetsu: What happened? Weren’t you gonna flip out and go ninja and break me out of this?
Juugo: I… I’m not sure? This hasn’t happened before without Kimimaro or Sasuke to calm me down… these bracelets are made out of some chakra repellant material that must be stopping my transformation.
Suigetsu: Fuck! Just break me out then, and I’ll get those off you in no time, then we can go steal the Samehada and get out of here!
Juugo: I’ll let you out of the tank, but I’m not going with you. This is what I’ve always wanted, to be in control without risking my dark side getting out. [Smashes the tank and Suigetsu spills out]
Suigetsu: Suit yourself, good luck explaining how I got out of here. I’ll cut that Zetsu once for you, too.
[Suigetsu escapes through the bars of the cell, Juugo sighs and sits down on the bed]
[Cuts to scene with Bee leaning against a tree with Samehada next to him, he’s snoring]
Kisame: (thinking) God damn that hachibi is annoying, but now that he’s asleep and Samehada has taken most of his chakras, I just have to transform into water and leave the sword so I can take him down and call Madara to take him away… ?!
[Suigetsu begins to materialize up from a nearby stream, sneaking up towards the tree]
[Kisame drips out of Samehada and rematerializes in front of Suigetsu, covering his mouth]
Kisame: [whispering] Don’t make a sound unless you want to get us in deep shit.
Suigetsu: !? [pushes the hand away from his mouth] Kisame… I’m going to take your sword and peace the fuck out. If you want to fight me for it and wake up the hachibi, that’ll be your responsibility.
Kisame: God Damnit, I’m not going to let another punk use my sword! [Fuck! I was too loud, did he wake up!?]
[Bee stirs a little, mutters something like you idiot, you fool, then snores loudly]
Kisame: (thinking) I have to take this chance while I have it and cut off the hachibi’s legs, then I can deal with Suigetsu…
[Suigetsu is standing next to Kisame still but then the next frame Kisame is gone]
Suigetsu: (thinking) Crap, he’s fast! I can’t let him get a grip on the sword!
[Kisame reaches for the sword but leaps back at the last moment as Bee swings it right at his head]
Kisame: Fuck, you were just pretending to sleep!?
Bee: Hah, you little idiot, little fool, I don’t have to be awake to know there’s something about to attack me, that’s what I have my little friend for. [Samehada purrs] Neither do I need to see my enemy to know he’s not who he appears to be.
Kisame: Well now, I can’t let you keep going on thinking that sword belongs to you. You impress me to know that you hadn’t really defeated me, but know that I can’t forgive you stealing my Samehada! [makes handsigns] Seven Swordman Summoning!
[Samehada disappears out of Bee’s hand and appears in Kisame’s]
Kisame: Wow, you sure have collected a lot of chakra from this bijuu, let’s see how he likes a taste of his own medicine!
Hachibi: (internal bee dialogue] You idiot! I warned you about that sword, and now it’s taken too much of our chakra for us to to even try to dodge this, you’ve doomed us both!
[At the last moment, Bee is shoved out of the way and water splashes around him]
Bee: It’s you, the wet towel from the Akatsuki who tried to capture me with that Uchiha! What are you doing!?
Suigetsu: Keh, I can’t let it slide that Kisame would try to fight you before he fights me for the right to wield that sword. Besides, I’m not a part of Akatsuki, I was just hanging around Sasuke because he freed me, but he’s betrayed me just like the rest of those Akatsuki bastards have…
[Suigetsu rematerializes and so do several more Suigetsu from puddles around the tree]
Kisame: Little Suigetsu… I’ll show you how much more you’ve bitten off than you can chew.
Next Chapter :
Naruto 490: When Alliances Shift
Author : Badon
Naruto 488 : Homeward Bound
Naruto 488 : Homeward Bound
[People are running from a burning building, screaming is heard]
unknown narrator: Mom!! Dad!!
unknown man: Come on, we've got to go!! Those konoha shinobi will be back any moment!!
unknown woman: I'm not leaving without our son!
unknown man: If we don't get out of here now, we'll--
[Man is eviscerated, woman screams. Next frame, the woman is looking at the narrator, holding her hand out and saying "run..."]
[Danzo's stern face flashes by]
[frame is black, licking sound in the background]
[frame is still black]
Sakura: Akamaru, get off Sai! Kiba, wake up and take care of your dog!
[frame appears, Sakura is shaking Lee]
Sakura: Lee, Kiba, Sai, get up you guys, we're going back to the village!
Sai: What... what happened??
Sakura: I... (thinks about how she failed to stop Sasuke) I'll tell you all about it when we get back to the village
Sai: You weren't able to stop him, were you?
Kiba: :groggily starts to wake up: What? Stop who? Where's my dog biscuits...
Lee: (jumps up) Sai! How dare you interfere with our mission to stop Sasuke!
Sai: I only wanted to protect you guys...
Sakura: [interrupting] Lee, Kiba, Sai, I'm sorry. It's all my fault, I didn't mean to hurt you, but we have to hurry back to the village now, Kakashi and Naruto went on ahead.
Sai: As long as everyone's alright, I'm relieved.. (wipes off his brow, wonders again why he's sweating if he isn't supposed to feel any emotions, remembers for a brief moment the face of the woman holding out her arm to him)
[Kabuto is running down a hall and looking into a room]
Kabuto (thinking): It has to be around here somewhere..
[Kabuto looks into the next room and sees a bunch of bookshelves]
Kabuto (thinking): Aha, it must be there with the rest of the scrolls. These Waterfall ninja sure have been cooperative to tell me the correct building... I guess it didn't hurt that I used one of Orochimaru's jutsu on them [kukuku].. now, which one is it
[Kabuto is going through the scrolls]
Anko (thinking): What are you doing in the waterfall village, Kabuto?? Did you think Orochimaru left one of his experiments here?
[rustling leaves catch her attention]
[Anko throws a kunai into the bush]
Anko: Come out, I know you're in there, dogs of Danzou!
[shinobi are seen in the shadows]
masked shinobi #1: We should've known one of orochimaru's disciples would've detected us.
masked shinobi #2: It's no matter.. we should just take her out like danzo ordered.
Anko: If you think I'll go down so easily, you've got another thing coming!
[The unknown shinobi are engulfed in a genjutsu, snakes swirl all around them, hissing and spitting venom that melts through their masks as they scream]
Anko: Now, tell me about Danzo.
Killer Bee scene
Bee (thinking): Oi, now I gotta come up with some stuff that rhymes with shark so I can make full use of this new sword I have.
Hachibi: God, why can't you just give the rap thing a break. I'm tired too, can't you just sleep so I can recover my chakras?
Bee (thinking): This sword's just holding onto them for you, can't you tell? If I go to sleep with this thing, who knows what might happen! I guess I should put it in brothers armory for now...
Hachibi: Don't you notice something strange about this sword, Bee?
Bee (thinking): Strange? Thing's crazy! It steals your enemy's chakra and becomes bigger and heavier because of it! I can't wait to try it out in the proving grounds, I hope brother lets me go..
Hachibi: That's not it. I sense more than just the samehada chakra in this. We should have it inspected by a sensor so we know what it's capable of before we leave it alone somewhere.
Bee (thinking): You're just overthinking it, don't have a cow, cow-man!
[Bee leans against a rock and leans the sword down next to him]
Bee (thinking): I haven't had a rest since that uchiha kid made me go all out
Hachibi: He made you go all out!? You can't lie to me, Bee, you were just having fun at my expense!
Bee (thinking): You never want me to have any fun, whether it's rapping or fighting you'd rather just sit around and chew cud. Now just gimme a break while I nap..
Hachibi: Fine, but don't blame me when this sword goes all haywire on you!
Sasuke and Madara scene:
[Madara is walking down a dark hall, Sasuke behind him with a dim light at the end of the tunnel behind them]
Madara: It'll take a week for you to adjust to your new eyes, after the transplant. I need to know that you will take it easy and relax until then.
Sasuke: Keh, worry about yourself. I'll be able to tell when I'm ready to fight again.
Madara: I know you think you will be, but there's still more you will need to know to use the EMS effectively. Like I said, you've been using Susano'o far too liberally, and there are tricks you can use to extend your stamina.
Sasuke: I thought you said this EMS had no degredation.
Madara: Just because you won't wear out the eyes, doesn't mean you won’t wear out your body if you overuse them like you have been. You used to rely on the cursed seal and then orochimaru's essence, but now that you're free of those shackles, you have to learn to use less costly techniques if you want to be able to defeat your enemy.
Sasuke: Just give me the eyes and I'll kill Naruto and then stomp the fire out of the leaf village.
Madara (thinking): I'm glad he's so enthusiastic about this fight, I was worried that Kyuubi boy might have learned the secret of 16 years ago and used it to sway Sasuke but it's clear there's no way he could be changed now.. kukuku
Naruto: Kakashi, I've wanted to ask you something ever since I fought with Pain.
Karin (thinking): Uzumaki Naruto... defeated Madara's most powerful soldier, Pain, all by himself... This guy has more chakra than I've ever felt before..
Naruto: What was my father like... you know, before he was responsible for the village?
Kakashi: Your father... the fourth hokage was the wisest, bravest shinobi who had a heart as large as your own. He was my leader, my role model, the person I would like to have emulated most of all the shinobi in the village. Everyone knew he would become hokage when he came of age..
Karin (thinking): Even his father was hokage!? I'd heard stories about the fourth hokage and how it used to be if you saw him on the battlefield, everyone was ordered to run, but I never heard anything about his son...
Naruto: Well, what I mean is, did he ever have friends? What about his companions and family, whatever happened to them? I was raised alone, and noone even told me my dad was hokage. Did that mean nobody even knew I was going to be born?
Kakashi: Well, your father spent much of his youth outside the village, learning techniques from the toads and from the elders in your mothers’ village. Most of his close friends were from there, now that I think about it…
Naruto: My mothers’ village? I haven't heard anything about that place, where is it?
Kakashi: It doesn't exist anymore. The village of whirlpools used to be a beautiful place in the south, with rich farm lands that stretched from shore to shore, with wildlife teeming everywhere. But it was lost in the war...
Naruto: What about the rest of my family? My mother, my relatives, where are they?
Kakashi: No one knows what happened to Kushina when Minato sealed the Kyuubi, we all assumed she died that day...
Naruto: But you don't know for sure!?
Karin: Once upon a time, I met a woman a lot like you... Naruto...
Kakashi and Naruto: !?!
Author : The Special One
Naruto 488 : Preparations for War
Naruto 488 : Preparations for War
[Kabuto invades the hidden Waterfall Village. What is he planning?]
(The three shinobi that were restrained by Kabuto’s snakes, dies… Kabuto then tosses their bodies across the pavement and withdraws his snakes.)
Kabuto: Now, to find this village’s leader… After I kill him, I will convince the Damiyou of this country to make me this village’s leader. He, he, he… And with the experimental subjects, and all of Orochimaru-sama’s bases under my direct command, I can put up quite the resistance here… No one will interfere with my projects.
Kabuto (in thought): I will surpass Orochimaru-sama… I will continue his research and take his studies further than he could ever hope to… There are still unsolved mysteries surronding jutsu… I must solve them all… I must… I’ll need more than a life time, several times more… Chakra consumption for jutsu, handseals for molding jutsu, how long it takes to learn jutsu based off the individual’s skill level, and the complications of implanting bloodline based jutsu into subjects…
There are so many equations, so many possible outcomes… There must be potentially thousands of combinations. I must know all of the equations… I must know the true extent to jutsu’s growth. That is the only way to surpass Orochimaru-sama….
(Kabuto makes a grin, and then a long prehensile tongue sags out of his mouth, much like Orochimaru’s did. The scene switches over to Konoha. Shikaku, Kakashi, and Shikamaru walks out of the Konoha hospital shack and into the streets of the village.)
Kakashi: It seems Madara was tight-lipped… We didn’t get anything we didn’t already know out of her…
Shikaku: Although, I wish things could have gone better, it’s good to see that you’ve come out on top as the Hokage… We sure as hell didn’t want that old hound calling the shots….
Shikamaru: Is it true that Sasuke took care of Danzou too? Mannn… That guy’s becoming a real handful… It’s getting harder and harder to relate with Naruto after hearing that. But I heard Sakura contributed to a lot of confusion… Gosh, women are so-… (Shikaku punches him.)
Shikaku: Watch what you speak!
Shikamaru: I’m just sayin! Geesh!
Kakashi: Shikamaru… Considering you worked well for Tsunade, and Shizune is tasked with overseeing Sakura’s training, I was wondering if you’d help me with the paper work, security checking, and battlefield plans that I need help with… I know you’re more than capable…
Shikamaru: *sigh* What a drag… (Shikaku places his hand on Shikamaru’s shoulder.)
Shikaku: Do it son… It’s not like we go to war every day, or something…
Shikamaru: Gee, thanks dad… You make it seem like that’s some sort of thing to get excited over.
(The scene switches over to Danzou’s lair underground… Hyou is giving a speech to his fellow Root, who fills the chamber.)
Hyou: We have just received word of Danzou-sama’s unfortunate passing. It was done by the hands of Uchiha Sasuke! (The crowd is in uproar. Sai can also be seen in the crowd somewhere… The panel focuses on Sai [he has his mask on, like all the rest].)
Sai (in thought): Danzou, dead… Is that even possible? But by Sasuke no less… I’m sorry Naruto… I’m unsure if I can help you this time… Not when my unit wants revenge… (The panel focuses back on Hyou.)
Hyou: WE WILL KEEP CALM! THIS IS NOT THE WAY ROOT BEHAVES. (The crowd silences.) Good. We have not received word on the condition of Fuu and Torune… We will also assume the worst for them… As always, we work in the dark… We will not conform to the Hokage’s orders… We will have our revenge on Uchiha Sasuke… But, we will do it discreetly, to avoid any conflict with the public. This meeting will be adjourned.
(The Scene switches over to the Sakura and Shizune’s location. They are somewhere out in the fields.)
Shizune: You are going to be needed more than ever in this situation. As a medical ninja, you will be on the field saving lives… You may also have to escort the wounded to recovery platforms quickly.
Sakura: I know, I understand…
Shizune: For that reason, it is really important that you refine your medical ninjutsu… I’m not Tsunade, but I can surely help you in that that regard…
Sakura: Yes, I understand. (She pictures Tsunade. The Scene switches over to another open field. Two of Naruto’s Shadow clones can be seen gathering natural energy… Two other shadow clones can be seen fighting each other. A short distance away, the real Naruto is sweating a little.)
Naruto (in thought): I have to keep trying… And keep my concentration… (Naruto makes the ram handseal and instantly goes into the 4th tailed state, but just the cloak, not the bloody, beastly form. Soon Yamato drops in from behind.)
Yamato: So that’s what I was feeling… (4 tailed Naruto turns around to face Yamato.)
Naruto: Yamato Sensei? (Naruto falls out of the 4th tailed state and falls on his ass. He begins to sweat.)
Yamato: Looks like you’ve gotten the hang of it a little.
Naruto: I can only take it this far while keeping control… Damn it!
Yamato: How about I help you out?…
Naruto: But aren’t you tasked with fixing up the village? I don’t want to be a burden…
Yamato: Nahh, it’s fine and I’m on break… I actually kind of miss these days…
(The scene switches over to outside the Akatuski base… Sasuke is standing in the fields… The ground around him has smoke rising up from it. Madara appears behind him.)
Madara: You’ve been practicing for a while now… You’ve most certainly taken a liking to them…
(Sasuke turns around; his Mangekyou is a mixture of Itachi and his own patterns.)
Sasuke: Konoha will be crushed… And most of all, him… (Madara’s eye rises with excitement. The scene switches over to Mizugakure… Insider her office, she sits at the desk (the door flies open, and several mysterious figures’ shadows can be seen.)
Mizukage: The sevenmist swordsmen. Perfect, our formations will revolve around you… (The scene switches over to Sunagakure… Gaara is having an audience with one division of shinobi troops [who are plentiful].)
Gaara: This division is tasked with the protection of the two hosts. You’re top priority is to barricade Uzumaki Naruto and the Hachibi of Kumogakure… Don’t let a single attack get through… I’m certain the other hidden villages will provide us with support in that regard…
Next Time: With war waging on, the hidden villages gathers their forces…