Welcoming ninja from Iwagakure wasn’t a nice job, and it made Yamanaka Ryo’s face turned awful. It was said that no matter whether it was the general or the soldier, the ninja of Iwagakure was all as stubborn as Onoki.
“Uncle Sakumo, can you have someone else to do it? I still have some business tomorrow.”
Hatake Sakumo said directly, “Since I’ve given this job to you, I’m sure you’ll be there tomorrow. You know better than anyone how the ninja of Iwagakure looks like. So, you are a perfect person to hold them down.”
“No way! Who’s the representative from Iwagakure? Can’t Kakashi hold them down?”
Hatake Sakumo pointed to the scroll in Yamanaka Ryo’s hand and said, “Just look at it yourself.”
Yamanaka Ryo opened the scroll and scanned it, “What the hell is this? Why would Onoki come in person?”
“Not only Onoki, but our people also found that the Fourth Raikage left the village with thousands of ninja, and their target was exactly our Konoha.”
Yamanaka Ryo sneered, “Oh, Onoki is trying to take advantage of this attack!”
Hatake Sakumo nodded and said, “So, tomorrow, you have to go and have Onoki get the situation straight out. If necessary, it’s okay to kill a few people.”
“Okay, I know. I will go tomorrow.”
The next day, Kakashi arrived early at Yamanaka Ryo’s home.
At this time, Iwagakure, led by Onoki, came to Konoha. However, what they didn’t expect was that Konoha didn’t send anyone to meet them.
Kakashi was going to ask Yamanaka Ryo to go with him to meet Onoki, but Yamanaka Ryo had no intention of leaving. Seeing that it was almost 10 o’clock, Kakashi couldn’t help himself and whispered, “Ryo, shouldn’t we go?”
Yamanaka Ryo looked at the time, smiled, and said, “What’s the hurry. Let them wait. My mother will have lunch ready, and we will go after eating.”
“By the way, there is one more thing. When you see those people from the Iwagakure, you must be tough and kill them well.”
Kakashi nodded and said, “Yes, I know.”
Time passed. Until noon, Yamanaka Ryo and Kakashi, who had lunch at Yamanaka Clan, had just finished eating before slowly wandering to the village gate.
Onoki, who had been waiting all morning, his face was as dark as the bottom of the pot.
The other people also glared at Yamanaka Ryo and Kakashi.
Yamanaka Ryo looked at the blacked-faced Onoki and his group. His mood was so good like he was eating a popsicle in the summer.
“Kakashi, it’s all your fault. You go to have some lunch and neglected the precious guests from Iwagakure. You should go and apologize.”
Kakashi froze but immediately understood the idea of Yamanaka Ryo. He glanced at Onoki and the others and said, “Are they worthy of my apology?”
Kakashi’s words made Onoki furious. He forced himself to calm down his anger and questioned Kakashi, “Is this the way Konoha treats its guests?”
Yamanaka Ryo took over, “Guests? Where are they? Why don’t I see them?”
“You… Hmph! I’m too lazy to talk nonsense with you. Today, I’m here to discuss the matter of compensation. If Konoha doesn’t want, then there’s no need to talk. Let’s go to war.”
Yamanaka Ryo snorted coldly, “War? Fine! But don’t forget, Onoki, your high-ranking Stone Ninja, and your family are in my hands. If you want to go to war, I will kill Kitsuchi and Kurotsuchi. You can try.”
“Also, by the sound of your voice, do you think that your Explosive Tag greatly wounded Konoha? Do you think we have countless deaths and injuries ninja and civilians?”
“Is that so?” Onoki asked rhetorically.
“Well, Onoki, if you are interested, you can fly over Konoha and take a look. After watching, you will know whether or not I was telling the truth.”
“Yamanaka Ryo, you must be trying to lure our Tsuchikage-sama to fly over Konoha. You must have set up an ambush there, right?” One of the ninjas beside Onoki said.
Upon hearing the ninja’s words, Kakashi burst out laughing.
“You… What are you laughing at?” This ninja questioned.
“I’m laughing at your stupidity! If Ryo wanted to kill your Tsuchikage-sama, he would be dead by now. Is there a need to go through all this trouble to set up an ambush?”
Yamanaka Ryo patted Kakashi’s shoulder and said, “Well, Kakashi, after all, Tsuchikage is not so weak. If I want to kill him, I still have to put some effort into it, but it will definitely take less time than setting up an ambush.”
“Humph! Brats! You really know how to play with words. Are you expecting me to be scared? If you dare, try it!”
“Unfortunately, you were wrong. I also want to thank you guys for giving me a chance and let me see my masterpiece!”
After that, Onoki flew over Konoha.
He was then stunned by the sight of Konoha at this time. Konoha was under intense reconstruction.
The villagers and the ninja worked together. The village had been repaired a little over half in a few days. Everyone looked energetic, without a trace of the painful expression of the loss of loved ones.
In terms of numbers, the number of villagers in Konoha was almost the same as when he came to Konoha.
Seeing this, Onoki was completely panicked, and his body was shaking.
Yamanaka Ryo shouted towards Onoki, “Well? Onoki, I didn’t lie to you, did I! Your Explosive Tag didn’t affect us at all.”
Onoki took a deep breath and returned from the sky. However, now he was not as calm as he was a moment ago. His expression was a bit dull, and he also showed some panic.
A few moments later, Onoki came back to his senses and asked, “Yamanaka Ryo, how did you manage to do that? There are countless Explosive Tags underneath Konoha, and Konoha was indeed half-destroyed at that time. Why there is almost no sign of attrition in Konoha.”
Yamanaka Ryo smiled and said, “There’s almost no attrition at all! Onoki, this explosion, apart from blowing up a lot of houses in Konoha, none of the villagers in Konoha have died. As for how we do, it is not for you to know.”
“I think you should be clear about the current situation, right? If you don’t want Iwagakure to disappear from the Ninja World, please show your sincerity! “
“Sincerity? What does your Konoha want?” Onoki asked.
“Didn’t you blow up so many houses in our village? Shouldn’t you show something?”
“Okay, Iwagakure will pay for the repairment of your village.”
“Villagers in our village have suffered severe trauma due to the explosion. Shouldn’t Iwagakure compensate us?”
“I just saw that your villagers are talking and laughing, and they are happy. What kind of psychological trauma is there?” Onoki’s complexion ashen, and he gritted his teeth.
“I said that it was a psychological trauma; it must be hidden in their heart. How can you see it? The villagers in our village are crying every night!
Kakashi nodded, “Yes. I can prove this.”
“Look, I still have witnesses. Tsuchikage-sama, don’t you want to confess! Or do you want me to talk to your son or granddaughter first?”
As soon as Yamanaka Ryo mentioned Kitsuchi and Kurotsuchi, Onoki’s mental defense immediately collapsed, “Wait… a minute! Mental trauma, right! We’ll compensate.”
“That’s right! About the details of the compensation, please come to our village to discuss in detail, Tsuchikage-sama! We have prepared a sumptuous lunch for you, and we will discuss the details after we finish eating.” Yamanaka Ryo said, and Kakashi stepped aside.
Onoki squeezed out a smile that was worse than crying and led the Iwagakure’s ninja into Konoha.
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