MEANWHILE IN BUTMAJABU
"Neji,do you think Naruto is alright?Maybe we treated him too harshly" Sakura said. "I was only interesed in protecting Hinata's honour,you were the one who said Uzumaki Naruto means nothing to us"Neji accused. "Yeah sure, but who was it that blamed him for Hinata's fatal wounds and forced him to confront the Akatsuki on his own" Sakura accused.
Suddenly, they heard something drop. They turned to look and saw Hinata staring at them in shock. "How could you accuse Naruto of being responsible for my fatal wounds?!Do you have any idea how much Naruto has suffered!Do you?!"Hinata yelled. "We're sorry,"Neji and Sakura apologized. "All this began because we thought Naruto was peeping at you while you were taking a bath,"Neji explained. "Peeping?Naruto never came there with the intention of peeping.He was wandering in the forest when he heard me singing,that was all"Hinata explained. "Oh"Neji and Sakura said as guilt began to fill them. "And I'm not the one you should be apologizing to,we're going to search for Naruto and when we find him,you two are going to apologize to him,"Hinata said. "Yes,"Neji and Sakura said.
IN THE THIEVES GUILD...ONE MONTH LATER.
For a month,Naruto had been training with the thieves.Strangely enough,he was still an expert in combat although his ninja abilities had not resurfaced yet.It was on one of those days that he had just completed a rigorous training exercise with the sages.
"How is your training going Ryu?"Saori called to him as he sat meditating. Naruto stood up. Why do you call me Ryu?"Saori asked. "Ryu was the greatest ninja that ever lived,want to hear his story?"Saori asked. "Sure"Naruto replied. "Great,now listen carefully" Saori said as she cleared her throat.
TO BE CONTINUED...