“Oh, Shikato, Where are you from? And what are you reading?”
Chouki met Shikato on the streets. It felt a little weird that Shikato would go outside during the holidays instead of staying home.
“Oi Chouki, I just visited Akabane’s comic store and went to buy his comic. Surprisingly I got a poster as a reward for his first costumer or something like that.”
Shikato showed his poster to Chouki.
“Let me take a look.”
Chouki leaned forward curiously. Although Shikato was in a hurry to get home, he didn’t mind a chit-chat with his best friend.
Chouki’s eyes widened.
“Wow, is there still any poster left?”
“I think so, but a lot of people might be there already.”
Shikato seemed to get a little impatient.
“Ah, okay, then bye Shikato!”
After heard it, Chouki hurriedly left Shikato and ran to Akabane’s store.
It wasn’t hard to found the comic store since Chouki knew where Shikato went before.
Not long after he arrived near the store, he saw several figures passing away behind him.
“That’s…Sakumo? And, Orochimaru too!?”
Chouki became anxious and immediately quickened his pace.
If it’s about speed, Chouki has a disadvantage from his classmates, and he can only saw both of them disappeared out of sight.
“Is this buying comics or competitions? Why are there so many people!?”
On the street, he saw another classmate ran in the same direction.
Sakumo, Orochimaru, Murasaki, and even Ryuu himself! They were like competitors that won’t fall behind.
“Ahem… Ryuu-kun, let’s go get Akabane’s comic!”
Chouki coughed excitedly.
“Hmph, I didn’t go there for comics. Kurama Akabane has dishonored me last time, and I demand a rematch!”
Ryuu said, angry while clenching his fist.
But soon, he noticed that it just a distraction from Chouki to surpassed him in an instant.
“Damn it, don’t cheat!”
He hurriedly chased him.
Ryuu had forgotten his first intention to take revenge on Akabane and only thought of competing with the other to get to the store as soon as possible.
This meaningless competition continues until they reached the store. After Shikato left, Akabane immediately received his second customer.
Unlike the first customer, the second one is someone impressive.
“Sarutobi-sensei, why are you here too!?”
Akabane was baffled by the fact that the Third Hokage himself became his second consumer.
“Hahaha, I grew to like your comic and decided to come and buy one. It’s for Shinnosuke if you ask…”
Hiruzen lighted his cigarette and said with a smile.
“Yeah, very convincing Sarutobi-sensei..”
Akabane complained silently.
As a high ranking ninja, Hiruzen could arrive faster than his son Shinnosuke.
“Shinnosuke, he umm.. asked me to buy one copy..”
Hiruzen took a copy and couldn’t help but looked shameless.
Akabane took notice of some racket in the distance.
Sakumo was in front, followed by Orochimaru, Chouki, and Murasaki. Behind them was another of Akabane’s classmates.
Shikato was the first one to arrive, as he was about to asked Akabane for a copy. He saw the Third Hokage walking out of the store.
Then, Orochimaru and the other arrived together
Hiruzen paused for a moment, then he lifted his smoke pipe and cleared the way for Sakumo and others to enter.
“Is Sarutobi-sensei came here to buy Akabane’s comic?”
Orochimaru sighed lightly
Hiruzen looks confused, and he didn’t know how to reply.
“Do you still want the poster prize Sarutobi-sensei?”
Akabane’s clone enjoyed the scene in front of him, saw how an old man came to the comic store to buy a comic and fight for the prize poster with other children.
Hiruzen coughed and said hesitantly, “Of course not. I just came to buy a comic for my son and support Akabane. I.. I’m not… going to take the poster..”
“As expected from the Third Hokage, here is your comic sensei.”
Akabane’s clone smiled and gave the comic.
Hiruzen took the comic and left silently.
As a highly respected Hokage, he can’t be seen snatches a poster in front of his former student.
After watching him leave, Orochimaru glanced at Sakumo, then looked back at Akabane. Then he said, “I’ve managed to save one poster from getting snatched by Sarutobi-sensei. Do I get a reward for it?”
“Of course not!”
Sakumo glared at him.
“Please remain calm… I’ll consider the Third Hokage as a special guess, and the next customer must still obey the rules that the first come first to serve.”
Akabane’s clone said.
Orochimaru nodded silently and said with a disappointed tone, “Well, then that makes me the third costumer. “
Orochimaru accepted it without resistance. At least he was the top three…
Since when this became a competition?
Chouki coughed a few times before he could argue, but Orochimaru had already stepped forward to get the comic.
“Line up one by one, don’t worry, there is plenty for everyone.”
If these people make trouble, the store will become very noisy.
As a clone, he can’t hold the ground.
“Huh!? I don’t care about any of your rules. Akabane, come out and have a rematch with me!”
Ryuu finally arrived and shouted from the front door.
Akabane’s clone frowned slightly.
He is a clone after all, but just like the real Akabane, he didn’t like trouble, and Ryuu Uchiha was indeed a big trouble.
“Akabane, don’t pretend you didn’t hear me! Come out and fight with me. I haven’t prepared well last time, and I wouldn’t lose this time!”
Ryuu continued to exclaim.
Sakumo and Orochimaru looked back on Ryuu.
The two didn’t interfere because this was Akabane’s store, but if he asks for their help, they will stop him without hesitation.
“What’s the matter? I’m here for a rematch, not making trouble!”
Whether Sakumo or Orochimaru, they had the best at combat prowess. Even if Ryuu was from Uchiha Clan, he has no confidence if he has to fight with either of them.
“Um… I don’t mind with the rematch, but since you’ve already here, why don’t you buy my comic first? I’ll treat you as same as the other costumer.”
Akabane’s clone pointed to the comic shelf.
Ryuu didn’t expect this kind of response and didn’t know how to reply.
The clone smiled inwardly while Ryuu sat on the ground, thinking about his request.
“If I bought your comic, you would fight with me?”
Ryuu looked fierce and murderous.
The clone nodded lightly.
Anyway, he was only a clone, and when the time comes, Akabane himself will have to deal with Ryuu.
At this time, Orochimaru and Sakumo had picked their comic and ask for the prize poster.
“Since you both are the top first three, you will get a free medium-size poster, umm… wait, let me see…”
The clone was picky for a while, then finally gave Sakumo and Orochimaru their prize.
Sakumo excitedly took it over.
He has been waiting for it from the first he heard about the prize and rushed as soon as he knew that Akabane’s store had opened.
“Come come! Open it now!”
Murasaki ranked fifth, and when he saw Sakumo get the poster, he immediately asked him to show it.
Sakumo planned to open it at home, but since the store has hyped up for a few days now, everyone wants to take a look at everyone’s prize.
Ryuu looked disdainful, but couldn’t help looking curiously.
The poster portrayed a masked man leaned against a big tree while reading a book called “Icha-Icha Paradise.”
On the lower right, there was his name.
“This… this is awesome!”
In an instant, his eyes widened.
“Orochimaru, let us see yours.”
Chouki looked at Orochimaru.
“Nope, I’ll go back and open it alone.”
Orochimaru kept the poster unopen and shook his head.
Heard this, everyone else was felt disappointed, including Ryuu, who couldn’t help but felt disappointed too.
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