>This is a quest taking place in an alternate version of the Naruto world during the same time period as the story, with a few notable differences. You will be playing as Kon Karagowa, a young Leaf Jonin. Your character is defined by your choices, so write-ins are always encouraged. And remember to have fun!
Good shit, I needed something to take my mind off the Modern PT.
YAAAAY!! It has arrived! If we have some free time can we try the reverse summoning thing to see about a second contract?
If not can we try the Fusion sage mode with the three "No Evils" monkeys? didnt't the mask-monkey say it worked better with multiple monkeys?
You wake up and head down for your usual breakfast. While your uncle is still fixing it however, the door bursts open.
"Hey Keiji, how about fixing something for us, eh?" It's Kiba's mom, accompanied by her ninja dog and Sasuke's mom too. "I got a mission I'm going on for a few days, and I want a good meal to send me off. Mikoto here told me your breakfast is something else."
"Tsume? Mikoto?" your uncle pokes his head out of the kitchen. "We don't serve breakfast, you know."
"Well, now's a good a time to start as any!" Tsume says, as she takes a seat at a table. "Would you mind getting me some coffee too?"
"I suppose it could be good." your uncle muses. "It'd fit in with the revival of the shop. We just might be popular enough to warrant it. Gonna have to hire a few more hands, though. It's tough being popular sometimes, Kon."
You help your uncle out with breakfast, then leave to find Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi waiting outside.
"Well, we saw the village yesterday." Kurotsuchi starts. "And we don't leave until tomorrow. Unless you've got some more ideas, how about you introduce us to some people? I can do some networking. If you know them, I'm sure they'll become important figures in the village."
"Deikida and Tenten worked late into the night." Akatsuchi adds. "They were asleep when we swung by just now, but they will probably be awake by this afternoon."
>A.Go meet someone
>A.Go meet someone
Swing by the hospital with some breakfast for Lee. Tell him we're sorry for how the rematch panned out, and see if he would be interested in a taijutsu-only rematch in the future.
You decide to follow up on yesterday first, and head to the hospital. You should be able to find Lee and Tsunade there.
Sure enough, at inquiry the receptionist directs you to Lee's room, where Tsunade is currently checking on him.
"Did visiting hours start already?" Tsunade asks, looking up at you as you enter. "Well, that's fine. Lee sprained a few muscles, but it's nothing I can't fix. He'll be up and walking again by the end of the week. Just don't do it again."
Tsunade gives Lee a stern gaze, and Lee nods his head.
"Of course, Lady Tsunade." he mutters, looking slightly away. "It won't happen again."
>A.Talk to Tsunade
>B.Talk to Lee
>C.Introduce Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi
>A.Go meet someone
Networking, eh? Well, I don't think they've ever met Sasuke. And he is kind of the head of one of the most powerful clans in the world, now (come to think of it, that might be why he's not having his usual inadequacy issues about Kon surpassing him). Can't get much better networking than that.
>C.Introduce Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi
>B.Talk to Lee
Suggest that a LOT of people our age have gotten obscenely strong, and that maybe our graduating class at the academy needs to come up with some hard rules for sparring with each other.
We had a similar experience with Sasuke if memory serves.
Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi may have met them briefly, but you decide that proper introductions are in order.
"Tsunade Sensei, Lee, this is Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi, Jonin from the Village Hidden in the Stone." you start. "Kurotsuchi, Akatsuchi, This is Lee, a Chunin that was my classmate back in the academy. And I'm sure you know all about Tsunade, one of the legendary Sannin. I trained under her for a while."
"Really?" Kurotsuchi's eyes light up. "You trained under both the Third Hokage and one of the Sannin? Quite impressive."
"It's very nice to meet you." Kurotsuchi says, bowing to Tsunade. "An honor, even. You're said to be the most powerful kunoichi of all time. An idol to many."
As Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi chat with Tsunade, you walk up to the side of Lee's bed.
"Hey, Kon." Lee sighs. "I am sorry about yesterday. I really did let my emotions get out of hand. Someone could have gotten really hurt. I hope you can forgive me."
>A.You did get hurt
>B.Let's be more careful next time
>C.It's not a problem
>D. Honestly, it's my fault too. I purposely pushed you like that. I wanted to see if you had the raw power to go toe to toe with the Akatsuki. And...well, you've got the raw power, that's for sure. But you don't quite have the brains. You're still too reckless and too eager to prove yourself, and even something as well-meaning as that can get you killed fighting them. Beyond that, though, you're ready. You might only have taijutsu, but there's noone but Gai who could match you at that."
"There's nothing to forgive. It's my fault, too, for escalating. Let's just agree that next time we spar we show more restraint. Maybe just do pure taijutsu, no senjutsu or opened gates allowed, make it a match of pure skill instead of who can pull out the coolest super mode."
Okay, so, pump impact chakra into someone's body so it explodes outwards in a sphere of concussive force. Practice at it so that you can make people's arms explode at a single touch. It's a refining of the 'Pump impact chakra into someone whenever you hit them.' Except this refining is to the original technique what Gentle Fist is to Hard Style.
WE NEED NEJI TO TEACH US JYUUKEN BASICS!
>B.Let's be more careful next time
"Can't blame you, since you can't exactly find your limits without pushing them first. But as much as I like practicing Sage Mode, maybe we'd both be better off saving things like that for a special occasion."
Lee seems to feel really bad about his actions. You try to console him.
"It's alright, Lee. It's partially my fault too that it escalated that far." you tell him. "Let's just be more careful next time. Instead of bustung out our most powerful moves, we can have a match of pure taijutsu skill."
"I agree." Lee nods. "Those moves serve an important purpose. We use them to protect what's important to us. They're not for using against each other. Thanks, Kon."
You both shoot each other a thumbs up complete with accompanying smile.
Tsunade has other work to get to, so she says goodbye and leaves the room.
"That was informative." Kurotsuchi notes. "I had no idea that you were part of the legendary Tsunade's return to medicine, Kon. I'm guessing there are still yet tales about you that I don't know."
>A.Talk to someone here
>B.Head out somewhere else
Could we do this with nature chakra as well? If so, we could turn people into stone or monkeys. Preferably monkeys.
I am now imagining the remaining Akatsuki ninja as monkeys wearing little cloud cloaks.
It turns the area struck into stone, then promptly detonates it with impact chakra. The result is each blow leaves behind a rocky crater in the individual's body.
Fucking scary shit. Right up there with Andromeda Pearls anon suggested last thread.
>B. Head out somewhere else.
Introduce them to Kakashi! We can chat a bit about our release and what we might be able to do! Bring up Andromeda Pearls, and incorporating Jyuuken, and ask his opinion on them.
I would rather see them as kitties. Just for the bilingual pun.
You decide to bring Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi to meet your team next. At breakfast Mikoto and Tsume mentioned Sasuke and Kiba leaving early to go train, so you head to the training ground.
Sure enough, all of your team is there. Kiba is sitting to the side meditating, Akamaru and all of the other ninja dogs nearby apparently attempting to do the same.
Sasuke and Kakashi are currently locked in a spar, the sound of their kunai ringing out every time they clash.
>B.Go see how Kiba's doing
>C.Just watch the match
>D. Give Kiba a silent salute and keep an eye on him, in case he starts drawing in too much nature chakra. Mention for Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi to try and keep quiet.
He knows we're here. Probably smelled us before we arrived.
I don't think we ever addressed it, but where did Kiba get his new dogs? Are they more Inuzuka-clan kennel dogs, or did Kakashi pass him the dog summoning contract? Come to think of it, they might just be Kakashi's dogs. I can see them wanting to mentor Kiba and Akamaru in the ways of being awesome dog ninja.
None of them are really in a state to be disturbed. You motion for Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi to keep quiet, then take a seat near Kiba.
Watching the match between Sasuke and your teacher is quite something. The two of them are both using their sharingan, and it shows. They are reacting to each other's moves nearly before they make them. They even mirror each other's jutsu.
As the match draws on, you can see Kakashi Sensei start to get winded. If this keeps up, he'll lose.
Sasuke makes for a Fireball Jutsu, like he's used multiple times in this match alone. You expect Kakashi to bring up an earth wall to block it like he did before, but he doesn't. He charges straight towards it as Sasuke is still firing.
Strangely enough, the fireball disappears just before it hits Kakashi. Sasuke is stunned momentarily, long enough for Kakashi to grab him and pin him to the ground.
"Looks like you can't copy everything, Sasuke." Kakashi pants, putting his headband back down to cover his eye. "I've still got a few tricks left up my sleeve."
He lets Sasuke up, and the two of them come over to you.
>A.Introduce Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi
>B.Ask how Kiba is doing
>C.Comment on the match
>A. Introduce Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi
We can chat a bit about our release and what we might be able to do! Bring up Andromeda Pearls, and incorporating Jyuuken, and ask his opinion on them.
Does Kakashi-sensei know we've mastered all the basic elements?
We could pick up four new jutsu with each element in a short time with him and with Kakashi's vast list of techniques we've got an endless variety!
Now that they're done, you introduce Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi.
"Sasuke, Kakashi Sensei, this is Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi, Jonin from the Village Hidden in the Stone." you say. "Kurotsuchi, Akatsuchi. this is my Jonin instructor, Kakashi Sensei. And my teammate Sasuke Uchiha, the new head of the Uchiha Clan. Over there is my other teammate, Kiba Inuzuka."
"Trained by The Copy Ninja, Kakashi of the Sharingan?" Kurotsuchi sighs. "And one of your teammates is the head of the Uchiha Clan and brother to the Hokage? I'm starting to see how you got so powerful."
As Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi chat, you inquire about Kiba's progress.
"He's still having a tough time." Sasuke tells you. "The dogs have no way to facilitate the gathering of nature chakra, so he's got to gather it all on his own from the start. It's not just Kiba, the dogs are having trouble too."
"I think I can feel it." you hear Pakkun from his perch on Kiba's head. "It's tingling, it might be nature chakra."
"Really?" Kiba opens his eyes and looks up, excited.
"Hm. Wait." Pakkun stops. "False alarm, it was just my stomach."
Pakkun get down and heads over to Kakashi for some food, as Kiba grumbles and gets back to meditating.
>A.Offer to help Kiba
>B.Talk to Kakashi about something
>C.Talk to someone else
>B.Talk to Kakashi about something
Just see how the guy's holding up.
>A.Offer to help Kiba
We could at least tell him if he's on the right track, same as we could with Kurotsuchi's wind training.
>>A.Offer to help Kiba
Maybe summon a monkey to help him out, maybe even give some pointers to the dogs as well.
I want Kibbles to be a Dog Sage so we can be the Sages of the Leaf like he said.
>A.Offer to help Kiba
Chakra transfer is a basic technique of medical jutsu, so we probably know how to do it. Go Sage Mode our self and try passing him a little bit. Not much, we don't want to risk him turning into a stone monkey, but just enough that he learns what it's supposed to feel like. Give the dogs some, too. We shouldn't need Sarujizo's help, if we're just collecting a little bit.
I wonder if Monkey and Dog summons get a long....
You leave Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi to chat with Sasuke and Kakashi, and head over to Kiba.
"Need some help?" you ask. "We were gonna be the Sages of the Leaf, right?"
"I certainly wouldn't mind." Kiba sighs. "Nothing I do is helping. Sasuke has been trying to help, and I can follow everything he says, but it just isn't working for some reason."
You get it. From what Sasuke said, he had some kind of oil that gathered nature chakra, and you had the fruit. Without them, you might not have even know how to draw it in. Maybe Kiba just needs a bit of a hint. If he can feel some nature chakra himself, he might have better luck gathering it.
You meditate for a bit and turn Sage Mode, them put your hand on Kiba. Very carefully, you transfer just a bit of nature chakra to him. Not so much as to be dangerous, but just enough to feel it.
"How is it?" you ask. "Can you feel the nature chakra?"
"I think so." Kiba answers, his eyes closed. "Let me try and sense it in the environment. It should be more familiar now."
You go ahead and do the same for Akamaru and all the ninja dogs, hoping that they'll be able to get it too.
"I thought about trying that." Sasuke tells you, coming up to your side. "But I wasn't confident enough. I think I'd have given him too much."
>A.Watch Kiba's progress
>B.Talk to Kakashi about training
>C.Offer to start Kurotsuchi's training
>D.Talk to someone else
>>A.Watch Kiba's progress
>>B.Talk to Kakashi about training
Don't want him pulling too much in and it be a problem. We'd have turned into stone if we did too much. While we watch him we can ask Kakashi our questions.
>A. Watch Kiba's progress.
>B. Talk to Kakashi about training.
>"Eh, Impact release is very finicky. Did I tell you about how I once put some of my internal chakra through a nature transformation for it when that Sakon guy tried bodysnatching me?"
You keep an eye on Kiba for a bit, but determine that he can't gather nature chakra fast enough to be in danger. Sasuke offers to handle thing with him, and you turn to Kurotsuchi.
"Since we're here, how about starting work on your training?" you ask. "We'll have you using Wind Release in no time."
"Here? Now?" Kurotsuchi asks. "I mean, I guess so. If that's what you want."
"Wind, huh?" Kakashi muses. "That's the last nature Sasuke still hasn't learned. I heard that you recently managed to learn them all, Kon. Going to move on from learning to teaching, then?"
"Actually Sensei." you reply. "I did have something I wanted your help with."
"Oh?" Kakashi responds, curious.
>A.I want your help with (Specify)
>B.It can wait until later
>Konohamaru asks if Kurotsuchi is Kon's girlfriend
>A. Okay, so, just...watch this.
Demonstrate the concept behind the Andromeda Pearl, using Impact release to pull everything inwards instead of pushing things outwards. It'll be incredibly unrefined, but that's what Kakashi is supposed to help us with.
>A.I want your help with (Specify)
We need a proper killer move. Heavenly Lance honestly just isn't cutting it anymore, even with senjutsu augmentation the sort of foes we're fighting these days require a heavier attack. Can he help us come up with anything with more punch? Maybe a variant on that Rasengan technique, throw a concentrated Impact ball?
And even if we can't get an Impact Rasengan to work, maybe we could do a Wind or Lightning one. It would be funny to hit Naruto with a Rasenshuriken. And since we already know senjutsu, the backlash the non-Sage Mode version has won't ever be an issue.
Bring up the Andromeda Pearls idea and explain the theory, we actually have great chakra control which should help.
Unless both Sauske and Kurotsuchi want to take some lessons from the Wise Monkey ourselves *wink*
Kakashi Sensei is the one with all the techniques, so he might be able to help you work on creating new ones.
"I was thinking about some new applications for my release." you tell your teacher. "Like using my strikes to force Impact chakra into an opponent's body like Gentle Fist. Or an orb attack like Sasuke's except it crushes things inside it with Impact chakra."
"Hmm. Well you should ask Neji about that first one, not me." Kakashi starts. "But as for the second one, it might be doable."
Your teacher holds out his hand, and the swirling orb of chakra appears in it.
"This is the Rasengan. It's a jutsu created by the Fourth Hokage, my teacher." Kakshi explains. "It uses no hand seals, but it is among the highest degree of chakra shape manipulation. If you were to make a move like it with Impact chakra, this would be a good place to start. Though there are other ways to achieve a similar effect."
>A.Can you teach me the Rasengan?
>B.I want to develop a move my own way
We are kinda going for a vacuum/chakra grinder an anon made a post last thread with 3 big techniques for Kon in the end game and as a general whole we seem to accept them as good ideas because they build on existing techniques.
>A.Can you teach me the Rasengan?
Well, we've got chakra control superior to everyone but Sakura or Neji, with much higher reserves, and some skill already in shape manioulation. I think we can handle it.
>B.I want to develop a move my own way
Sasuke's already running around with the Rasengan, we should try something our own way. Whilst learning the shape manipulation is great, I'd rather we did something unique to Kon.
In theory Impact chakra is our most familiar chakra when it comes to using it and shaping it, so i'd suggest going straight to it, however i'd suggest that we have sensei's sharingan guidance to help us along the way as Impact chakra may be very different to wind even if it is part of it.
There's no wind in the base Rasengan, it's made of raw chakra. Kakashi does not in fact know how to add elemental chakra to a Rasengan, his Chidori and Raikiri moves are him compensating for his inability to make a Lightning Rasengan.
The Rasengan has been passed down to Sauske, feels cheap to do it myself, what can I say i'm a sucker for pass down traditions.
Ask Kakashi for help creating our own, just use the steps of the rasengan but use nature chakra.
a while back Laze stated our chakra control was actually ever good, not Sakura or Tsunade level but every good regardless.
>A and B
Get him to tell us the basic premesis, besides Laze hinted Impacted chakra is alot easier to shape when the Chakra constructs thing came up.
>Laze i'm loving the 15 minute updates when talking, so much more content, keep up the good work
If Kakashi Sensei is right, knowing this move should make it very easy to manipulate your Impact chakra how you like.
"Can you teach me the Rasengan?" you ask. "The shape manipulation is exactly what I need to work on."
"Sure thing, Kon." Kakshi says, dispelling his Rasengan. "It starts kind of slow, so you should be able to help Kurotsuchi at the same time."
Kakashi leaves for a bit, while you start Kurotsuchi's training. You give her tips on chakra molding, but she's having trouble making headway. Before she actually achieves anything, your teacher returns with two buckets. One is filled with water balloons, and one is filled with rubber balls.
"You're pretty talented, so you can probably get the first two steps done at once." Kakashi say. "First, use your chakra to make the water swirl around in the water balloon until it bursts. Then step two is to do the same with the air in the rubber ball, which is tougher. I have faith in you, though. You'll be able to get these down real quick."
You reach down to grab a water balloon, then try to focus the chakra like was described.
Suck it, Uzumaki. You learned the Rasengan in a month? We're going to have it done in a few days, motherfucker! Granted, we're doing it as a much more experienced ninja than you were when you learned it, but your dad was even more experienced than us and he took years.
You focus your chakra at your palm, then move it in a circular motion. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but eventually the water inside the balloon is swirling hard enough to compress it. With just a bit more force, the balloon pops. Easy enough.
"Wow, that's even faster than I thought." Kakashi praises you. "You got that first step down immediately. Step two is quite a bit harder, though."
Before you move on to the next phase, you take some time to help Kurotsuchi. Since she's having trouble molding, you go over the various processes you've come to be familiar with to mold all the different kinds of chakra natures. You liken molding Wind as the closest to molding Fire, and to keep away from the habits she must have formed using earth so much. She seems to get it, and goes back to trying in earnest, while you go back to your own training.
You grab a rubber ball from the bucket and try the same thing as with the water balloon. You can tell immediately how much harder it is, as the air is going to have quite a time breaking the rubber exterior. You can tell that it's going to take a whole lot of power, so you give it everything you've got. After busting tiny holes in a few balls, you manage to force your chakra to spin hard enough to burst one outright. You take a seat, having exhausted yourself.
"You've got to be kidding." you hear from Sasuke. "It's been one day and you got as far as I did in a week."
"Kon's chakra control is top notch." Kakashi replies. "Not to mention how much more proficient he is than when you learned it. But that's enough for today. Any more, and you'll wear yourself out."
Your teacher extends a hand to help you up, and you check on Kurotsuchi. She keeps trying to mold the Wind chakra, to slightly more avail than before. As it is, it's only manifesting as slightly harder breaths, but it's something. She is looking to be quite tired now, though.
It's afternoon now.
>A.Suggest a break
>B.Keep up training
Man i really feel bad for Naruto, is he even a semi threat anymore. At first i thought he would be like our rival or at the very least more important than he ended up being. Now hes just the butt of our jokes.
At least he has best girl.
You guys both worked through lunch, so it could benefit you to take a break.
"Hey Kurotsuchi." you say, interrupting her training. "As weird as it is to hear myself say it, we should probably take a break."
"You're right." Kurotsuchi pants. "I'm far too hungry to go on like this. Let's grab a bite to eat."
Before you leave, you check on Kiba. He and the ninja dogs seem to finally have gotten used to sensing for nature chakra, so they have started to gather it on their own. They still need to practice doing so though, so they still have a lot of work ahead of them.
You leave with Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi to get something to eat. Akatsuchi sees a yakiniku place and offers to pay if you stop there. You recall seeing Choji and his team here often, so it must be pretty good. The three of you enjoy a nice lunch of meat you grill yourself while deciding what to do this afternoon.
>A.Go see Konohamaru
>B.Go see Neji again
>C.Go check and Deikida and Tenten
>D.Go see someone else
You decide to seek out Konohamaru. He wasn't at the restaurant reopening, but you know he's back from his training.
After wandering around for a bit, you find Konohamaru and his team outside the library. Udon and Moegi are nose deep in some books, while Konohamaru is standing on top of a fence post. Ebisu is also here, reading a book to pass the time, it seems.
"You have to not only be strong, but smart too!" Konohamaru tells his teammates. "Thanks to all out training, you guys will sweep the Chunin Exams! And it won't be just from leaning on Sasuke! It'll be on your own merits! Then you'll prove to be the best teammates a future Hokage could ask for!"
"I remember this kid." Kurotsuchi notes. "Did he say future Hokage?"
>A.He's not joking
>A. He's not joking.
He's got a better aptitude for nature chakra than I do, and at his age!
>B. Introduce them, stress the likely future Hokage being friendly and polite with the likely future Tsuchikage.
>A.He's not joking
"His grandfather was the Sandaime. Left him with some big shoes to fill. I think he can make it, though. Some day, he's still got a long way to go, but he's definitely got the skill and attitude."
He's srious he really want's to be the Hokage, he's advancing faster than I am too.
Introduce Konahamaru as our fellow monkey sage student
Ask how things are going, has his monkey grown? Does Enma want us back to train more or does he miss us
Konohamaru talks a big game, but you know he can back it up.
"He's not joking." you tell Kurotsuchi. "His grandfather was the Third Hokage, and we both trained in Sage Mode under the monkeys. He's got the skill."
"Really, now?" Kurotsuchi rubs her chin. "I never would have thought it from seeing him before. Definitely a good connection to have."
You go up to Konohamaru and his team and introduce everyone.
"Good to see you, Konohamaru. And your teammates." you greet. "This is Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi, Jonin from the Stone. I was showing them around while they were here. You've met Kurotsuchi before, Konohamaru. Kurotsuchi, Akatsuchi, this is Konohamaru Sarutobi, his teacher Ebisu, and his teammates Udon and Moegi."
"Nice to meet you." Udon and Moegi greet.
Konohamaru focuses for a second. "Oh yeah, I remember! This is the girl that was flirting with you, huh Bro?"
Akatsuchi starts chuckling again.
>A.She's the future Tsuchikage
>B.Not at all
>C.Yes she was
>D.How is everything going?
Hardly, there's probably at least 3 viable candidates to just jump into the Hokage role.
Jiraiya is still alive, so could still do the job, Tsunade is also helping out around the village and could slip into the role. And finally Kakashi, who in canon had the support of a lot of the elders, and without Danzo, would be unopposed now.
Hashirama might count, actually. He died as a complication of his wounds from fighting Madara, but there was a pretty long time between the Valley of the End and his death. We know he lived long enough to see his grandchildren born (and teach Tsunade to gamble, her addiction is your fault, First!), so he probably had a reasonably peaceful end.
You know, I really am looking forwards to fighting the Reincarnated Hokages. Given our release has the advantage over Wood elementally, we might actually be an even match once we master the Andromeda Pearls.
You decide to make Konohamaru aware of exactly who he's talking about.
"She's the future Tsuchikage, Konohamaru. A very important person to be aware of." you inform him. "You sure have gotten precocious these last few years, haven't you? But yes, she was."
"The future Tsuchikage? Cool!" Konohamaru gets down from his perch and comes over to shake Kurotsuchi's hand. "No wonder Kon is going to the Stone so much. Thanks for taking care of him!"
"Well, you're welcome." Kurotsuchi laughs as she shakes his hand. "It's my pleasure."
"So bro, my training went great!" Konohamaru tells you. "Enma says I'll have surpassed my grandpa in no time! There's no real push for Jonin right now, so it'll probably be a while before I'm promoted, but Ebisu Sensei says I'm a shoo-in once I get a few more years of experience!"
"That sounds well and fine, but a Kage is something else." Akatsuchi adds. "It only goes to shinobi of legendary strength. Can you really say you can match up to the standard Itachi Uchiha has set? No doubt you're skilled, but you need to achieve some great feats. So get out there and accomplish something! I look forward to seeing you at a future Kage Summit."
Akatsuchi smiles, and Konohamaru returns his own.
"Well, of course!" he replies. "Sensei, we need a mission!"
Konohamaru goes over to bother Ebisu, and his teammates go to return their books to the library.
>A.Stay here and talk
>B.Go check on Deikida and Tenten
>C.Go somewhere else
Well, it gives us a partial advantage. Wind and Lightning beats Lightning and Earth. Wood Release is made of Earth and Water. So we'll be more effective against it than someone else might be, but not enough to completely make up for Hashirama's generally overwhelming levels of power.
>>B.Go check on Deikida and Tenten
Those two mad scientists should be awake by now, lets see what they were working on. Maybe even get our weapon ordered. I suggest the chain/staff/numchucks combo weapon Lee used in the 3rd movie.
Maybe Blush a little thinking about Kurotsuchi flirting (she acted what we aint good at, and that would be taking the lead when it comes to women)
From what Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi said, Deikida and Tenten should be awake by now. The three of you start to head off in the weapon shop's direction. On the way there, you briefly chat up Kurotsuchi.
"You may be ready to be the Tsuchikage already, Kurotsuchi." you say, ever so slightly nervous. "You didn't miss a beat."
"That kid showed just the amount of perceptiveness I'd expect from a Kage." Kurotsuchi says coyly. "And like you, he tends to state things plainly. I'm sure he'll go far."
The three of you eventually arrive at the weapon shop and go inside. You find Deikida and Tenten looking over their diagram.
"Hey, guys!" Deikida greets you. "We're just giving it one last look over. I think it'll turn out pretty good."
"So Kon, you needed me for something, right?" Tenten asks.
>A.I wanted to place that order
>B.I needed seal help
>C.I wanted to talk
>>A.I wanted to place that order
Lee's Combo Weapon from the 3rd movie made out of chakra metal
>>B.I needed seal help
I want to effectively store chakra within seals which activate upon my... uh... expiry? Explain the technique that that anon listed. Did anyone save them or screen cap them?
you mean this weapon right?
>But ill support your post too, but add C
So how is the master of the Thunder Godess technique doing now?
by the way we really need to learn
should only take a day, add impact chakra for concussive blasts where we land
When it comes to fighting high-level ninja and being a diplomat, Kon has that shit locked down tight.
When it comes down to girl stuff, he's denser than lead.
>A.I wanted to place that order
>Why can I imagine Kurotsuchi or Tenten singing this to Kon?
I like to imagine its not that he's dens, its that he is a flirt and a tease beaus h himself is nervous as fuck and compensating
You consider asking Tenten for help with seals, but decide to put it off a bit longer.
"I wanted to place that order." you tell her. "Get myself a chakra metal weapon."
"Perfect!" Tenten clasps her hands together and runs behind the counter. "And I can get it for you half off, and make sure it's done in time for your birthday. Now what were you thinking? Did you want a sword to replace that one you just broke? Or maybe something else? Your Kyoketsu-Shoge probably hasn't seen use in a long time, but it was your first weapon from here. One made from chakra metal would be pretty effective. Or you could have an idea for another weapon. Go ahead, tell me! What are you looking for in a weapon?"
It's a weapon we actually know how to use, and it's effectiveness can be enhanced by magnitudes if we make one out of Chakra Metal.
I will support dropping off the Scythe, though.
Really underutilized part of our arsenal, very useful if we can start pushing chakra through it as well. I would how good our chakra control would have to be to balance a Rasengan on the tip of it and then swing it around
Man, you guys are split
Let me just say you can only get one weapon right now, you might be able to get another one later, but for now it's just one
So we'll try this one more time just to be sure, cause it's close
And we were noticeably shit at it, even compared to someone years younger than us. If we're putting out the money for a weapon, it should be a weapon we know how to use.
If we do go for the multi-section staff, though, can we have at least one section connected by an extendable chakra metal wire? I really like the idea of cutting down an entire group of enemies with one swing of a chakra-enhanced cutting wire.
You think hard about a potential weapon. You consider getting a staff. You have been trained in its use, and you could maybe get one with multiple parts to mix it up. But you eventually decide otherwise. Tenten had a point. The Kyoketsu-Shoge was the first weapon you got here. It got you through some rough times before you learned about your release. And with one made of chakra metal, you could use it with your release to great effect. The wire alone could cut through swathes of enemies.
"I'll take the Kyoketsu-Shoge." you say.
"Good choice." Tenten replies. "I've already got some good dimensions worked out for you."
Tenten gets you the bill. Even 50% off, it's still a bit pricey. You pull out Hidan's scythe.
"So this was one of the Akatsuki's weapons." you explain. "I'm sure you'd be interested. Maybe we could make a deal?"
"Are you trying to haggle with me, Kon?" Tenten smirks. "You should know better than that."
She looks up and down the weapon. "Pretty good as a novelty, but only really a point of interest due to its user. I'm already taking a loss on this order anyway, I can't go lower. Bring it in next time, and we'll see if we can work something out."
You put the weapon away. You turn to see Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi looking over the schematics.
"So how is this one different?" Akatsuchi asks. "Looks the same to me."
"It's not." Deikida insists. "My one before loaded manual, whereas this time we made a feed. My rate of fire is gonna skyrocket. And we altered the inside of the cannon so it fires more accurately. Not to mention numerous other adjustments. This thing is gonna be a terror on the battlefield, I tell ya!"
>A.Stay and talk
>B.Invite everyone somewhere
>C.Go see someone
>B. Invite everyone somewhere.
>There's this place you heard that jonin tend to frequent, but you've never been there. Since Tenten's Jonin status is already being filed, everyone here qualifies.
>A.Stay and talk
"Back when I was just a chunin my team went on a mission to Snow. I saw something kind of like that there, this sort of rapid-firing kunai launcher. It was absolutely terrifying. And this is going to be worse. I'm glad we're friends, Deikida."
Nah, there's one seen we see Tenzo at, hanging with Kurenai and Kakashi and Gai. It's some kind of bar, really out of the way. A good place for Kon to get drunk for the first time.
Bring up pic related and ask her what her next project could be given her finishing the thunder babe technique
Jaryria, so they have met all the sanin, casually mention we helped kill the other one so now thy know them all.
It's not quite evening yet, so you decide to just stay and chat for a while. You look over the diagram for Deikida's cannon.
"Back when I was a chunin my team went on a mission to the Land of Snow." you explain. "I saw something like this there, a rapid-fire kunai launcher. Pretty terrifying, nearly mowed down a whole army of guys. And this is even worse. Good thing you're on our side."
"Really?" Deikida asks. "I've heard they have some neat stuff up there. But yeah, nothing's getting blown up by this baby that doesn't have it coming."
After talking a bit longer, you head over to Tenten again. You thought a bit about Lee.
"What kind of weapon would suit Lee?" you ask. "He's laid up in the hospital, and I thought about getting him something."
"Lee? Well I don't think he can imbue weapons with chakra." Tenten starts. "So it'd have to be pretty sturdy. After a certain point, weapons for him are useless. Though I've seen him use staffs and nunchaku before. Sometimes they are enough.
After a while longer talking with everyone, it gets close to evening.
>A.Bring up one last thing
>B.Bring them all somewhere
>appears out of a puff of smoke to music
>ninja strippers take off all their clothes and then vanish in another smoke burst
>reveals all the strippers were just clones
>Kon decides to get back at them by transforming all his exploding tags into bills and then makes it rain
>then he makes it go boom
You have an idea.
"Hey, how about for your last night here I cook up a meal for you guys?" you suggest. "We can go eat it up on the Hokage Mountain. Tenten, you're free to come too."
"Sounds like a good time." Kurotsuchi replies. "Get ourselves familiar one last time before we have to take our leave."
"We'll also get to see if you cook as well as your uncle." Tenten adds. "Probably not, but no doubt it will still be good. I'm in."
Everyone agrees to your idea, and you head back to the restaurant briefly. Your uncle clears a spot for you in the kitchen, and you get to work. You don't have a ton of cooking experience, but you can make some mean dumplings. You work as fast as you can, not wanting to be a bother in the kitchen for too long, and finish a good basketful.
Thanking your uncle, you take the food and take off toward your picnic destination. Atop the mountain, you find all four of your guests.
"What took you?" Deikida asks, waving you down. "We're starving over here!"
You sit by them, having formed a little circle, then set the basket down. They all reach in and grab a dumpling for themselves, the dumplings just barely having cooled from piping hot. They all take a careful bite.
>A.Get one for yourself
>B.Wait to see what they think
>C.Ask how it is
You reach into the basket and grab a dumpling for yourself. You're a bit nervous. You've cooked for yourself and your uncle before, but not anyone else.
"So, how is it?" you ask. "Any good?"
"Mhm." Akatsuchi has nearly eaten his already. "Dense with meat and veggies, this is how you do it! This is some good stuff, Kon. No doubt you could succeed your uncle, if it wouldn't be such a shame to lose you as a ninja!"
You dig into your own. They are good, but don't seem like anything special to you. Maybe you're just used to it.
"You really are a man of many talents, Kon." Kurotsuchi says, as she eats her dumpling. "I've never met a ninja with aptitude like yours."
"That's right." Tenten adds. "Growing up in that restaurant must have molded your tastes. This is really good!"
Deikida muffles some words of approval herself, but her mouth is too full to make them out. Regardless, everyone seems to enjoy it, and you all eat your meal while looking out at the view of the sun setting over the village.
>A.Talk to someone as you eat (Specify)
>B.Just take in the view
>>B.Just take in the view
It's nice to come up here, puts things in perspective and reminds me of why I became a Shinobi in the first place, let's all try our best in whatever we do.
You decide to keep quiet and just take in the view. You've lived here your whole life, but it's not often that you catch the sunset from on top of the Hokage Mountain. You can see the entire village clearly, the six heads carved below you ever vigilant as well.
Eventually all the food is finished, and everyone gets up.
"Not a bad view." Kurotsuchi says. "I still prefer the one back home, but this has its own charm."
"I never get tired of it." Tenten adds. "I just love a vantage point from on high. You can see everything."
"I can understand that." Deikida adds. "Always love a clear line of sight."
"I could do without the high places." Akatsuchi voices his dissent. "But it's not so bad every once in a while."
You all make your way down and start to head back to your places of rest. You all reach the restaurant first.
"We all had a great time, Kon." Kurotsuchi tells you. "We'll be leaving bright and early tomorrow, so this is likely it for now. Hopefully we can see each other again before long."
>A.Of course, I still have to teach you Wind Release
>B.You could make your way here for the Chunin Exams
>C.I hope so too
>D.Say something to somebody else
>C.I hope so too
>A.Of course, I still have to teach you Wind Release
We'll visit once we can get free again, next joint mission lets not fight 4 Akatski. I'm looking forward to it [Do that smile and head tilt thing], Akatsuchi you take care, the Tsuchikage is lucky to have a devoted and skilled sinobi as his shield. Deikida i'll see you around to, no doubt next time I see you you'll have that new hand can't wait to see you and Tenten's work in action.
Yes, and we're old enough to do it legally. Ninja's hit legal drinking age around now. Hashirama was an idealist, but he was still being realistic. Kids got to get their drink on while they still can.
nah, Kon may bee a realist but why drink when you can train, late into the night under the stary skies (could be IC how he names this new technique w are working on the Andromeda pearls, they remind him of the stary skies,)
While against drinking personally I do say that Kon should at least have that option.
Whats the point of being a jounin at this age if your not treated and respected like an adult? They may as well just call us a 'Junior Jounin'.
You can think of plenty of occasions.
"I hope so too." you start. "I still have to teach you Wind Release, right? And maybe you can make your way out here for the Chunin exams."
"Those are soon, aren't they?" Kurotsuchi muses. "I'll talk to my grandfather about it. I'm sure he wouldn't object to sending a couple of teams."
"It was good to meet you, my friend." Akatsuchi laughs as he slaps you on the back. "Now that we've fought side by side, I know we have a true ally here in the Leaf. You can count on me to have your back any time you're in the Stone."
"Yeah, good seeing you." Deikida adds. "You know you can come see the family anytime. They love having you."
You wish them all farewell, and they head off to their hotel.
"Nice bunch of folks." Tenten comments. "Good to see inter-village diplomacy is going swimmingly."
Tenten wishes you good night and heads home herself, while you go inside.
"How was it?" your uncle asks. "Did they like it?"
You nod and tell your uncle what they thought.
"I knew it! You're a chip off the old block!" he boasts. "I knew it, but I thought I might be biased, you know. But you've got it in you, the cooking spirit! You could be a master ninja and chef! The sky's the limit!"
You talk a bit longer with your uncle, being showered with praise. Eventually it gets late and you head to sleep, feeling quite good about yourself.
>End of Chapter 61
The thread was too slow for me to start another, sorry guys. Will run again tomorrow though.
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There's something I want to ask though. Did Kon and the team go through the 'filler' missions 'off-screen'? If so, which one would you have liked to see? I always wondered how Kon would handle the 'Cooking Nin' mission.
>So Laze QaA
1) Are either Kuro or Tenten thinking about making a move beofre thy think the other one does
2) What do all the people who were at training think of our rasengan progress.
3) What was everyone's opinion of Kon by the end of this social arc? Is Kuro surprised by all our teachers, contacts and team mates. What did her and Tsunade talk about (been an idol of hers and all?)
4) Do the Andromeda Pearls have a chance? were anons theories correct?
Pretty much everyone is impressed. You are basically geared for it, though. You have top tier chakra control, and your experience using Impact chakra made it easier to hit the required force needed to bust the rubber ball
Having connections like this is pretty exceptional, most keep to their village usually. Kurotsuchi was surprised at first, but after seeing just how many and which people you've trained with, it's all starting to make sense to her. She talked about why Tsunade came back after so many years of not doing medicine, and Tsunade told her the story
Something like it can be done
Did it inspire feels in her? When you said meeting these contacts made us make sense to her I don't quite follow? Are we less impressive? Is she jealous of us learning under tsunade?
You have trained with and under some of the strongest ninja the Leaf has ever produced. She sees that as the reason you're so strong yet so young.
A bit, but Tsunade's not really her style anyway. She's pure ninjutsu focus
I hope she makes good use of that flying thunder god technique. But I bet you after seeing how she dove into Deikida's project Kurotsuchi would understand exactly how that happened.