Post Author: DarkLurker_4thLegacy
Hey everyone I know I took an uber long break from writing and i know I’ve kept you all waiting I hope this can begin to make up for the wait.
The Coming Storm
The Konoha 7 have made it back to the village after successfully completing their mission to find and eliminate Pein after he had single-handedly killed the last remaining sannins. The team present themselves to the 6th Hokage Hatake Kakashi. Yamato, Shikamaru and Naruto are the ones to make the report. Once they are done, Kakashi dismisses the group but asks Naruto to stay awhile.
“Naruto, since becoming Hokage I have been thinking of your progress as a ninja…”-Kakashi
“Huh? What do you mean Kakashi-sensei?? -Naruto
“With all the missions you have been on some of the very dangerous one you are still a genin….and your skills have developed a lot, far beyond you chunin counterparts and with this latest mission you were a squad leader”-Kakashi
“I have spoken to my council and to a few of the village elders and we are in agreement that you will be graduated to chunin rank-Kakashi
“Chunin! Why only chunin? Come on you said it yourself that I’ve improved well beyond the other guys so why not Jounin!!?-Naruto
“Naruto!!! You’re not a Jounin for the very same reason you are complaining now. Take an example from the other Jounins around the village. Check out Neji….you can’t be a Jounin with those childish tendencies, Show me that you’ve grown up and we can discuss you becoming a Jounin!!! Now dismissed! -Kakashi
On the streets of Konoha an angry NAruto is walking off steam and runs into Sakura.
“Hey Naruto, how’d it go with Kakashi?”-Sakura
“Ahhh I don’t wanna talk about it, I just want to be alone for awhile, ok Sakura?”-Naruto
“Ohh….ok. I understand”-Sakura
Naruto spends the rest of the evening and most of the night thinking about what Kakashi said and who his childish antics had landed him in problems before. He ponders if this is why Sasuke doesn’t see him as an equal.
In a dark cave Madara is speaking with Sasuke.
“We will have to make our move on Konoha soon…”-Madara
“I never thought fulfilling my plans would have cost so much….”Madara thinking
“We will need the members of your team to continue our plans, I hope their as good as you say”-Madara
“We are more than enough to destroy Konoha”-Blood red sharingan eyes stare from the darkness as Sasuke replies.
“Well, before we can get the nine-tails we must retrieve the eight-tails”-Madara
“We will get it done”-Sasuke
“Thats a bit out of character for you..volunteering”-Madara
“Let’s just say I want to test something”-Sasuke activating his MS
“Very well…get it done”-Madara
“Do you believe they are capable of taking down the eight-tails?”-Zetsu
“Plus don’t forget that the vessel is the Raikage’s little brother, Cloud will not take losing their second Bijuu lightly”-Zetsu
“Relax…shogi would be a very different game without pawns….besides this is a good test of their skills, if they survive we have a better chance when we attack Konoha.”-Madara
“Did you recover the bodies?”-Madara
“It was too late to save Konan but the jutsu worked on Kisame”-Zetsu
“Humm, that’s good. I guess that they both died, again thanks to Kisame’s incredible chakra reserves he pulled through”-Madara
Zetsu vision begins to blur
“Are you alright?”-Madara
“The jutsu was difficult this time, I need to rest”-Zetsu
“Very well you did fine..go”-Madara
Dawn breaks back at the village and Naruto has not slept a wink. He has read over the scroll left him by Yondaime yet again…he wishes he had gotten a chance to know his parent properly but it is no time to daydream. Sakura is outside his window, she relays a message that they are needed desperately at the Hokage’s mansion. On their way Naruto tries to find out what the urgency is but Sakura tells him she does not know.
“We received word that Sasuke has been seen in the land of Cloud!-Kakashi
“Great, so what are we waiting for let’s go get him!!-Naruto
“Not so fast Naruto…! That’s not all…he’s not alone he is apart of a 5 man team……
…..they are all apart of Akatsuki.”-Kakashi
“What? No way!”-Naruto and Sakura
“It is believed that they are there to retrieve the eight-tailed beast whose host is from the land of Cloud. In fact he’s the Raikage’s little brother.”-Kakashi
“When we got this message I dispatched an ANBU team to lend assistance but they may not get there in time, so we have to operate as though you are the last objective of Akatsuki now Naruto. It doesn’t make sense to send you on this mission to capture Sasuke when eventually he’ll be coming here quite possibly for you…”-Kakashi
“So you think Sasuke has joined up with those guys? I can’t believe it, I won’t believe it.Â Sasuke is not like that!!”-Naruto
Sakura tries to calm him down but he storm out of the office. “Let him go Sakura, this is something he must handle himself.”-Kakashi
“Do you really believe Sasuke would turn against his village?”-Sakura
“There is a more sinister hand at work, the more I think about it the more I believe it is true, someone in Akatsuki got toÂ Sasuke after Itachi died, someone with greater influence than Sasuke’s own brother. I have been reading through the 5th’s notes and it seems that she knew who that person might be, and thought it might be someone in Sasuke’s bloodline, but not Itachi…….hummm I’ll have to give this greater thought now. If it is who I am guessing, then we are in much bigger trouble than I thought”-Kakashi
“Go see if you can cheer him up for me”-Kakashi
“Yes!”-Saskura as she runs off.
This was DarkLurker’s last completed fanfic before he passed away.Â True to his name, this is a lasting legacy which he has left us. I believe one of the fellow authors will be finishing off this series in tribute to his memory. Rest in Peace, DL, and Narutard Forever!! SHANNARO!!!Â Â -Bob
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