Re: Naruto Fan Fiction Thread!!
*Naruto laughs as the two dance. The scene switches to atop the Hokage office. All the Kages are present with their advisors.*
Tsunade: You all know why we have convened here tonight. While I hope you had fun earlier today *Tsunade grins*, we have a serious situation on our hands. We all have sensors now. And some of us have information that we need to share.
Ei: Then spill it Tsunade.
Tsunade: We found the Gedo Mazo before the spike in energy. We have also found a lead that could possibly take us to Yamato.
Mei: The motukon user?
Ei: And it seems you’ve all gotten our report about our intel on the cults started in Iwa and Kiri.
Mei: We have kept a close eye on the Ryun.
Ei: The what?
Mei: Ryun. That is what they call themselves. I have my two best intel personnel keeping an eye on their operations.
*Panel shows Karin and Juugo, hiding behind trees around a campground.*
Mei: So far, at least the branch in Kiri, we know have no permanent high priest. But there is a wanderer, Ryu, who has been to Kiri several times and has held secretive meetings.
Gaara: How secretive?
Mei: Before my current two, I had one other try and gather intel about the group. He was converted, and has not been seen in Kiri since.
Kitsuchi: We, too, have not much information on this Ryu. But I do have some men who have said they have seen him with a giant snake.
Ei: How big?
Kitsuchi: From what I’ve been told, the only snake that I could think of to describe him is the mythical Ryuden.
Ei: That’s nonsense. That child’s tale?!!
Gaara: Don’t be so hasteful Raikage-sama. Considering what’s happened in the past two and half years, nothing would surprise me anymore.
Mei: What bothers me is why Kiri and Iwa. Why not Kumo, Konoha, or Suna?
Kitsuchi: I have thought the same thing.
Tsunade: Well, if we are dealing with Ryuden, I can explain why they aren’t here in Konoha.
Mei: How so?
Tsunade: Well, first, I do think we are dealing with Ryuden.
Ei: Surely you don’t believe this nonsense Tsunade-sama?!
Tsunade: Don’t forget that on a night over two years ago, toads saved our lives! I have never met him, but I know there is an elder sage toad. Naruto has spoken of him before.
Kitsuchi: So how does this stop the cult from being in Konoha?
Tsunade: For over 50 years now, a top shinobi in Konoha has been in contract with the toads: The Sannin Jiraya, Yondaime Hokage Namikaze Minato, and Uzumaki Naruto.
Ei: But what of your slugs?
Tsunade: Back to my days as a Sannin, with Jiraya and Orochimaru, Gamabunta and Katsuya always worked as a team. Manda resented it.
Gaara stands up: Then maybe it is time for some rest. We should all sleep on what we have heard and learned tonight.
Kitsuchi: Why do you say that Kazekage-sama?
Gaara: Because the two people who have the most intel right now for us regarding the toads and snakes are Uzumaki Naruto and Uchiha Sasuke. And tonight is one’s wedding night. Surely you wouldn’t want to disrespect him and his bride and request his presence.
*Gaara starts to head to his room. The other kages stare at each other.*
Tsunade: I think I shall retire now as well. Raikage-sama, a moment of your time, please. Alone.
*Tsunade walks off and is followed by Ei. Mei and Kitsuchi look at each other and then leave themselves. The next several panels show Ei and Tsunade walking into her office, Sasuke and Sakura spooning together under the sheets, Kakashi walking Anko home to her apartment, and Hinata straddling Naruto asleep on top of him.*