The next morning, everyone gathered at the gates of Konoha, Akabane met Orochimaru and his team, and there were also Hayate Gekkō, Shinku Yūhi, and Sarutobi Shinnosuke.
“Hey, I didn’t expect that you would also participate in the Chūnin Exams,” Jiraiya said in surprise.
“Hey, you shouldn’t say that our grades were better than yours when we were at the Academy. You have no reason to see other people being lower than you!” Sarutobi Shinnosuke said with a helpless sigh.
Even though I knew Jiraiya well, I still felt irritated when he said those words.
“And unfortunately, we are in the same class …”
“But we’re not as lazy as you.”
Hayate Gekkō said helplessly, without needing to elaborate. Everyone already knew this.
The more you get to know Akabane closely, the more surprised you will be because this person doesn’t care about the outside world.
“Um… that’s right, Shinnosuke, we haven’t seen each other for a long time.”
Akabane waved his hand and tried to greet him.
“Yes, long time no see.”
Shinnosuke waved his hand, then made a Hand Seal bring up a stone to sit on.
“Hey, make it for me too.”
Akabane walked over to Shinnosuke and poked him on the shoulder.
“No, this is my stone bench. If you want, you have to make it yourself.”
“You guys, enough!”
Seeing this scene, Tsunade could not help but get angry. How could this guy use Chakra for stupid things like making a bench out of the ground?
Maybe soon, he would turn this gate into a garden.
The others just paused to see Tsunade annoyed, then they looked in another direction and pretended not to see her.
If this gorilla woman started to get annoyed, no one would dare look at her face.
“Excuse me, Mr. Chūnin, can you lend me a chair? I’m very weak and can’t stand for too long.”
Akabane said to a Chūnin who was sitting at the security post.
“If I’m not mistaken, you are Akabane Kurama… well, it shouldn’t be possible, but since I know about you, here…”
That Chūnin fellow agreed and moved his chair aside.
Akabane was silent for a while because the chair owner didn’t have any food to share either… he felt a little embarrassed: “I’m sorry…”
Before that person could finish his sentence, Akabane had already sat down.
Tsunade was speechless. I don’t know why I feel embarrassed?
But that Chūnin fellow didn’t really care about it and excitedly said: “Akabane, your show that day was very interesting, especially during the last scene, where Haku and Zabuza turned into bluebirds, it was very touching!”
“Uh, it’s nothing. It’s just a coincidence that occurred to me.”
Ah, he’s my fan…
Akabane was silent for a moment, then took out a drawing board and pen.
Swipe, swipe ~
Within a few minutes, one drawing was finished.
“This is for you. Thanks for your seat.”
Akabane smiled slightly while leaving his business.
After all, he is one of my fans. It wouldn’t be nice if I didn’t give him a present after he lent me his seat.
The chūnin glanced at his painting and said: “Isn’t this …”
The painting depicts the final scene of Haku-Zabuza, two white ghosts, and two flying bluebirds.
“What’s your name, by the way?”
The chūnin said with a smile.
“Nohara, what a nice family name.”
Akabane was taken aback for a moment. Then he wrote his signature and name Nohara.
Gen Nohara accepted it happily.
If I come home later and give it to my son, he will be delighted…
After Akabane finished drawing, he sat down and took a short break.
“Is everyone here?”
While everyone was waiting, a voice came.
An adult Ninja with a blade on his back approached.
Upon seeing him, Sakumo’s face became serious.
Jiraiya also stared at the people, including Orochimaru and Murasaki.
The stones used to sit disappeared, then everyone immediately stood up and saluted.
“Kazami-san, I never thought that you would lead the team!”
Tsunade was a little surprised.
“How do you do, Kazami-san!”
Akabane immediately got up and tilted his chair back with an awkward face, “Sorry, I …”
“I’m good. It’s okay.”
Kazami Hatake nodded lightly, and his expression was flat.
After which, he looked around. Then he said: “As you know, this time the Chūnin Exams will be held in the Land of Winds. As a Jōnin, I will lead this team. “
Then he looked at Akabane and looked around strangely.
“So, where’s the caravan?”
“They all are ordinary people. I let them go to the Land of Rivers first and wait there.”
Unlike Akabane and the others who were Ninja, they could head to the borders of the Land of Fire from Konoha within one day, while for a caravan full of cargo, it would take at least two to three days to get from Konoha to the border of the Land of Fire.
Of course, I wouldn’t let the caravan get to first. They were just strangers carrying weird picture books without me.
“Good, then let’s go!”
Kazami Hatake said while throwing a note on the table.
This is a going report.
Of course, Gen Nohara would not get in the way of trivial matters like this. After bowing and saluting, he put their names on a list.
Because Kazami Hatake was leading the team, the atmosphere between the team became cold and tight.
Along the way, they were all moving at full speed, and no one dared to chat.
“Hey, Sakumo, talking about your father …”
After running for a long time, Jiraiya felt strange and tried to approach Sakumo to ask him something.
“Don’t speak. Just focus on your step.”
Sakumo coldly replied, then quickened his pace.
What’s wrong with him?
Arriving at the border of the Land of Fire, Kazami Hatake stopped and waited a few moments before saying: “We will rest for a while here.”
Sakumo immediately sat down and put the blade on his lap.
Seeing his gesture, Kazami Hatake was stunned for a moment, then said: “Sakumo, don’t be too stiff … it’s outside, so take it easy.”
“Uh … yes.”
“Kazami-san, I didn’t expect that you were in charge of the team.”
Orochimaru smiled a little.
Sakumo’s attitude looks strange. It’s because it’s the first time he’s teamed up with Kazami Hatake, and he wants to show that he’s a decent Ninja in front of his father.
Ever since he developed Chidori, Kazami Hatake has recognized him.
“Um … I didn’t expect it either.”
Kazami sat on the ground with the same posture as Sakumo.
“I know that father has killed a lot of Sunagakure ninja, right? Is it okay if you go there?”
Sakumo was a little worried.
“Compared to the ninja from other villages, the ninja from Sunagakure is relatively small.”
Kazami said lightly.
“Back then, the Land of Wind just wanted to take advantage. It had nothing to do with the elite Ninja there. After all, the Second Kazekage didn’t take part in that war.”
As the Second Kazekage, Shamon was the only Ninja from the Five Great Ninja Villages who survived the First Shinobi World War and is still alive.
Allying with Konoha is also his policy.
“At first, I wanted to take advantage of both sides, and then we killed one Sunagakure group and immediately formed an alliance with the Land of Earth.”
Kazami Hatake nodded.
In fact, the only Sunagakure ninja who died at Kazami’s hands were them.
“If we lose on this wave, then the Land of Wind will definitely ally with the Land of Fire, but other lands will not return.”
Murasaki muttered for a moment and said.
“Of course, how could I throw up something I already ate?”
Jiraiya moved his lips.
“Apart from the Ninja from Sunagakure, are there any ninja from other villages?
“Takigakure, Kusagakure, and several other smaller villages have also participated. But after the war, the residents of Little Ninja Village might send Genin into war.”
Kazami nodded, then his tone and face became serious, “So you shouldn’t underestimate your opponents.”
“It doesn’t matter. We’re strong after all.”
Orochimaru said lightly with a smile.
“Well… you just need to be the strongest. After all, I had no interest in Chūnin. “
Akabane leaned against the tree and was enjoying his rest.
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