>This is a quest taking place in an alternate version of the Naruto world during the same time period as the story, with a few notable differences. You will be playing as Kon Karagowa, a young Leaf Jonin. Your character is defined by your choices, so write-ins are always encouraged. And remember to have fun!>Quest Info:http://pastebin.com/i69yvu3T>Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Leaf%20Ninja%20Quest
Something that I just thought of: We're hosting the Chunin Exams for the second time in four years. Shouldn't we have not done it for another two, if it was split evenly between the villages? Who's not in the roster, that it's come back to us so quickly?
>>45426172Concept for our absorby death ball
>>45426264I like to think the Kage's get together and play rock-paper-scissors for it.
Your group of four slows down as the Leaf Village Gate comes into view. It's still the afternoon of the day before the exams, so Sasuke has made it back with time to spare.Aside from your two restful days on the boat trip back, you all once again traveled at top speed. There's no need to kill yourselves over this last leg with this much time left.As the four of you walk, you notice teams here and there from other villages. This is the first time since the exams four years ago that they've been held in the Leaf, so it's almost nostalgic to see the variety here again.You draw up to the gate at the same time as one of the Genin teams. Two of them are Sand ninja you don't recognize, but one you're quite familiar with. It's Gaara, sporting a different outfit from the last time you saw him."It's you." he says with the same stoic tone as ever, looking about your group. His gaze stops at Sasuke. "So I hear you are entering the exams again this year.""That's right." Sasuke replies. "Like you, I also had some circumstances that prevented me for the last few years."Gaara doesn't react. He looks as cold as the first time you ever saw him, before the Chunin Exams four years ago. Hopefully that doesn't mean he's still the same as he was then.>A.Ask Gaara how he's doing>B.Ask Gaara If he'll act more reasonably this time around>C.Ask Gaara if he is excited for a rematch with Sasuke>D.Ask something else>E.Don't say anything>F.Other
>>45426278Cool concept art, man. Looking at it, it occurs to me that the way the sphere expands around the target should actually benefit us if someone tries to pop it before it contracts. Well, maybe not with Wind justu, since that just shut it down, but using Fire jutsu to defend against this thing is going to do more harm than good. It managed to destabilize Amaterasu, one of the most powerful and controllable Fire techniques. Anyone tries to get their way out of the sphere by burning it is just going to have their jutsu detonate right in their face.
>>45426339>F. You two gonna be on a team together? Although, there'd be a pretty big excess of angst there.
>>45426339>F.OtherGive Gaara a friendly noogie. We kicked his ass back when he was a jinchuriki and we were a genin, these days he doesn't scare us at all. Besides, his sand armor is fully controlled by his mom now, not Shukaku, it shouldn't respond to casual contact at all.
>>45426339>>A.Ask Gaara how he's doing
>>45426339>A.Ask Gaara how he's doingGive him a wave from behind Sauske, no hard feelings? Hows the family? Hows been, you know...alive?
>>45426339>ABe friendly >FSay hi to his team matesIntroduce Ourselves, if we are anything is polite.
>>45426339>F.Otherask gaara if he'd like to spar after the exams
>>45426416>>45426418>>45426428>>45426494Given how much stronger you've gotten, even if Gaara were to go back to his old ways, you could handle him easily. It's a far cry from the sheer terror you felt at his appearance in the Forest of Death. Though you hope for his sake, that he's changed."How's it going, Gaara?" you ask, waving. "You readjusting well to life?""It is strange." Gaara responds. "I once lived to kill others, and met a pathetic end. Many would find it fitting. But I've been reborn because someone thought my death was unfair. Surely it's some kind of joke."As Gaara has been talking, his teammates have slipped away, clearly uncomfortable in his presence."Even now I don't know what I'm doing." Gaara goes on. "All at once, I was returned to life, then found out that somehow, my family still cares about me after everything I did. My father told me everything. My mother I thought died cursing my name, it was all a lie. My entire life was a lie. Where do I even go from here? I just don't know. They encouraged me to come to the exams again, and I merely did as I was told. I have no other recourse. At the very least, I know that I will not kill again. I've discovered for myself just how pointless it really is.">A.Inquire further about something (Write-in)>B.Wish him luck in the exams>C.Assure him that he will find a purpose>D.Say nothing>E.Other
>>45426712>>C.Assure him that he will find a purposeI have a friend who was in a similar mindset, if you've got some time I'd like you to meet him (Haku)
>>45426712>E. Well, your family loves you. That seems as good a place to start as any.
>>45426712>>C.Assure him that he will find a purposeI can only imagine what it's like. But I'm sure you'll find something to do. In the mean time this guy here is Shikamaru he's your brother in law!
>>45426712>C.Assure him that he will find a purposeFind something you wish to protect, something dear to you. Never let it go.
>>45426712C.'You got so good at shielding yourself from pain. Maybe one day you can be a shield for others'
>>45426712>C.Assure him that he will find a purpose>E.OtherHe's got a whole new chance at life to find out. He's got plenty of time to find himself.
>>45426769>>45426801>>45426809Not having a purpose. You remember meeting someone like that."I can only imagine what that's like, but I know you will find something." you assure Gaara. "I knew someone who was just the same way. He just had to find something he wanted to protect. Maybe you could meet him while you're in town?""Maybe." Gaara replies. "I will likely have nothing else to do between the second and third rounds. If you wish, you can introduce me then. For now, I'm going. I'll see you later."Gaara turns and leaves in the direction that his teammates did. With that, the rest of your group disperses to go home and rest. You're all dead tired.The next morning, you wake up and eat a hearty breakfast with your uncle before heading to the Hokage's office. Once there, you find Shikamaru as well. Sakura doesn't seem to have come, and Sasuke is obviously busy elsewhere."Given the Mist shinobi participating today, it seems you were met with a measure of success." Itachi begins. "Good work, you two. But I'm sure there's more to it, is there not? Are there going to be any issues?">A.All their demands can easily be met. The Mizukage will discuss the terms when she gets here>B.They want the tailed beasts back, and that could be a problem for Taiyaki>C.They want us to help get their swords back, but I don't know if we can>D.Other
>>45427096>>D.OtherExplain all their demands, they want the swords back and tailed beasts back and joint missions. They want the two tailed beast back after the current hosts no longer need them. Let Itachi figure out the rest that's his job.
>>45427096>D they are asking alot. I'm sure we can meet most of their demands, however I do see the 3 tails as ours. Secondly Haku is Zambuza's rightful heir and the new swordsman. I think we could pull this off but strong arming would backfire horridly. Finally I suggest we ready for an akatski attack at a moments notice, given Madara can teleport and both beasts are here. The Mizukage is gonna be a tough one though.
>>45427096>D.Other"The Mizukage will be discussing her grievances and requests with you when she gets here. None of them are exactly unreasonable, but accomplishing them in a reasonable way without causing damage elsewhere may take some time and coordination."
>>45427096>D.OtherList the demands and how their Kage wants to work with us, but they gave these demands for us to show were serious about all this
>>45427096>D.Other"Maybe. They've got a pretty tall list of demands. Nothing that's too bad in itself, but all together it's daunting. Joint training operations with Konoha to strengthen their military, return of the Three-Tails, assistance in recapturing the Six-Tails, and assistance in reclaiming the Seven Swords. Thankfully they're willing to wait until the current host of the Three-Tails has expired before wanting it back, so assuming they don't try to speed it along we'll have time to plan for that. Still, I'm not sure how you want to play that. Also, one of the Seven Swords has been claimed by the Eight-Tails jinchuriki for his own use, and of course another is in Haku's possession, so that will add some complications to any negotiations."
>>45427096>D. She wants the famed Swords of the Mist, which Haku uses one and the Eight Tails has another, as well as the Three Tails and the Seven Tails when it comes time to decide where they go. Naturally I told her she could discuss the specifics with you during the Chunin exam.
>>45427164>>45427217You decide to lay everything out. It's Itachi's job to figure out how to make things work as the Hokage, after all."The Mist is asking for a few different things." you begin. "She wants the Mist to get their tailed beasts back once they are released. So once we defeat the Akatsuki that means the six tails, but the three tails is still in Taiyaki.""Indeed. That one is a bit tricky." the Sixth replies. "We'll cross that bridge when she gets here. Go on.""They also want our help recovering their Seven Swords." you continue. "They have one, and four of them are unaccounted for. But Haku inherited one from Zabuza, and I think he should keep it. The last one is with B, so I don't know if we'll be able to negotiate for that one. Lastly they want joint training operations between the villages to strengthen their ninja.""Hmm..." the Hokage taps his finger against his desk. "The joint training can be done, but it will take time. As for the swords, we'll have to do what we can. I will talk to B when he comes to see what he thinks. As for Haku, I'll try and vouch for him, but if it comes down to it, we might just have to confiscate it outright. I'd hate for it to come to that, but we'll see. Alright. I understand. I'll get ready to talk over the specifics with the Mizukage when she arrives. Which means, you are free to go. Unless you wanted to bring up something else?">A.I heard your eyes aren't doing well, Lord Hokage>B.Bring up something else (Write-in)>C.That's all>D.Other
>>45427477>B.Bring up something else (Write-in)"With all the major villages represented here for once, should we be ready for there to be 'incidents' between the competitors?"
>>45427477>C.That's allNo, we're good.
>>45427477>A.I heard your eyes aren't doing well, Lord Hokage>>B.Bring up something else (Write-in)fears of Madara attacking.
>>45427477>DI'm sure your aware but this is a perfect chance for the Akatski, given who is coming and Madara teleporting.I'd love this to be my first chunin exam where I don't have to fight an S class at the end of it. Maybe we will finish this one
>>45427477Are you going to need another body guard in the stands or would rather I mingle and get a feel of things among the people? Am I a proctor again?
>>45427552>>45427631There is one thing that's creeping in the back of your mind."This is the perfect opportunity for Akatsuki to attack, Lord Hokage." you say. "The last two jinchuuriki will be here. I'd like this Chunin Exam to not be interrupted for once.""As would we all, Kon." the Sixth responds. "We are well aware of the threat and will be doing all we can to mitigate it. B will only be present here with his brother for a few days before and during the thrid stage. But with all the powerful shinobi attending, I can't imagine even Madara Uchiha having the gall to show up and try to take them. Regardless, we will be ready. Don't you worry about that."With that final concern addressed, you leave the Hokage's office. Itachi held Shikamaru back to talk for a bit, so you're on your own.With no schedule, you're free to do as you wish.>A.Go check in with Kiba>B.Go to the exam center and try to catch Sasuke when he finishes>C.Go train>D.Go see someone else (Specify)>E.Other
Ask if we are proctoring again, oh are we doing anything special/ special tasks he wants us to do while here.
>>45427802>A.Go check in with KibaHow's he doing on becoming the Dog Sage?
>>45427802>>A.Go check in with Akamarunot enough dog bro.
>>45427802>A.Go check in with Kiba
>>45427802>A and CGet some training in and help/ work with Kiba, keep development of our technique underway aim for >>45426278 that's pretty much the Andromeda pearl idea
>>45427802>A.Go check in with AkamaruFive Ryo says Akamaru gets it before Kiba does.
>>45427802>D. Go find Konohamaru and see if he when he wants to go train with that fourth wise monkey.
>>45427835>>45427863>>45427867>>45427897You decide to check in on Kiba's Sage training. You head to the training ground to find Kiba and all the ninja dogs sitting in a row, meditating. Lord Jiraiya is walking back and forth down the row holding some kind of staff. One of the dogs starts to turn kind of gray, and Jiraiya bops him over the head with it."You guys keep taking in too much." the Fifth sighs. "Why can't you be more like Akamaru?""Akamaru's just too smart, Lord Jiraiya!" Kiba laughs. "He took to nature chakra like a fish to water!"Akamaru barks happily at the praise."Shut up and keep meditating, kid!" Jiraiya scolds, whacking Kiba with the staff. "I bet Kakashi could start right now and get Sage Mode down before you!"You look over to find Kakashi also here, leaning against a tree and reading his book."I don't think that's necessary, Lord Jiraiya." Kakashi mumbles. "I don't think it's ready my style.">A.Talk to Kiba>B.Talk to Jiraiya>C.Talk to Kakashi>D.Go somewhere else (Specify)>E.Start your own training>F.Other
>>45428191>C.Talk to KakashiAbout our Rasengan variant, see if he has advise
>>45428191>A. Kiba "What if we used the fruit from the monkeys and the oil from the Frogs to help you train?"
>>45428191>>F.OtherAkamaru's a Sage, eh? Looks like Sasuke owes me money.
>>45428191>B.Talk to JiraiyaSo how's he doing? Really that bad?>C.Talk to KakashiRasengan talk
>>45428191>A. Laugh at Kiba, then say that you'll make a competition. Kiba gets Nature chakra against Sasuke becoming Chunin. Whoever wins gets a free month's worth of rations made by us an uncle
>>45428191>C.Talk to Kakashi
>>45428239>>45428261>>45428319You decide to leave Kiba to his training and head over to Kakashi for advice.You show him what you've accomplished so far in the creation of a new technique, crushing some branches from a tree into a little ball, and ask him what he thinks."Creating an entirely new technique is always harder than learning an existing one." your teacher tells you. "The Fourth spent years creating the Rasengan, and it took me quite a while to create the Chidori as well. You're just having a bit of trouble molding the chakra just right. Once you get enough practice, the efficiency will go through the roof. When I first tried to create the chidori, it only covered my finger. Needless to say, it was a disappointment. But it wasn't necessarily because I was doing anything wrong, I just wasn't used to it yet. Give it time, and that technique of yours will become a lot more powerful than you expect.">A.Thank him>B.Say something else>C.Get to practicing>D.Talk to someone else>E.Go somewhere else>F.Other
>>45428512>A.Thank him>C.Get to practicing
>>45428512>A.Thank him>D.Talk to someone elseJiraiya ask if he ahs any ideas to help Kiba out.
>>45428512>>A.Thank himthen this >>45428315then>C.Get to practicing
>>45428512>A. Thank him>C. Get to Practicing
>>45428541>>45428554>>45428564>>45428584So in the end, the answer is practice, practice, practice. Simple enough advice, but at least now you know you aren't doing anything wrong."Thanks, Kakashi Sensei." you say. "Guess I'll get to work, then.""Good luck. Make sure to take your time and really focus." Kakshi advises. "You don't want to get too into it and miss something."You nod, then find a place to practice before going into Sage Mode. The rest of the day sees you trying again and again to expand to volume of your technique, to varying success. Later in the day as you tire out, Sasuke comes by. The sun is getting low, so you decide to call it, as does Kiba."Man, it's still tough." Kiba sighs. "All the dogs are having trouble gathering too much, while I still can't get enough.">A.Talk to Kiba>B.Talk to Sasuke>C.Talk to someone else>D.Head home>E.Go somewhere else before you head home>F.Other
>>45428805>>C.Talk to someone elseGive the heads up to Haku and Gaara and the Mizukage if we thing that's a good idea. after go see Konohamaru about monkey training
>>45428805>>A.Talk to KibaWell I was required to eat a special fruit in order to gather nature chakra easily. Maybe you require something similar. Akamaru succeeded didn't he? maybe he has a few ideas.
>>45428805>B. Talk to Sasuke"You find a team for the exams tomorrow?"
>>45428834I like warning Gaara about things, but I'd also like to see who all is here from the other villages.
>>45428805>Maybe you can leech their excess off them Kiba?
>>45428805>A.Talk to KibaIdea - Kiba has the 'combo-two-headed-dog' move with Akamaru, right? What if they combined first, and then tried to gather nature chakra?
>>45428926And by Gaara I meant Haku, fuck.
>>45428924The first stage was today
>>45428987Oh, right. Well then, ask if he saw anyone interesting at the exams.
>E.Go somewhere else before you head homeLets go visit Haku and talk to him about what the Mizukage said. Also ask him how he'd feel about helping for a new generation of swordsman of the mist? If we get Sui on side and a sword we have 3 already? Also make sure Ino would be ok.
>>45428868>>45428928>>45428929You can't help but feel for Kiba. You were able to gather nature chakra no problem once you tried thanks to the fruit. An idea crosses your mind."Hey Kiba." you call, walking up to him. "Still having trouble gathering nature chakra?""Yeah." Kiba sighs. "I can sense it, but when I try to gather it, it just... slips away. I don't know how to fix it.""Well Sasuke and I had aids to help us when we went to train." you tell him. "Maybe you just need some help too. What if you did your combining move with Akamaru, then tried gathering nature chakra? Akamaru has learned to do it well, right?""That's not a bad idea." Kiba rubs his chin. "Lord Jiraiya talked about something like that, but he said that was for later when you need to sustain it. But I think it's worth a shot. I'll give it a go tomorrow."After imparting that advice, you head home before it gets too late.The next day, you wake up to go about your business again. Sasuke should be starting to go through the Forest of Death later today, so you won't see him for a few days.>A.Go help Kiba train>B.Go train yourself>C.Go see someone (Specify)>D.Other
>>45428948Yeah and I meant giving Haku a heads up ABOUT Gaara
>>45429189>D. Make some rations for Sasuke and see who he teamed up with
>>45429189>>A.Go help Kiba train
>>45429189>>C.Go see someone (Haku)Warn him about the Mizukage and how she wants to reform the seven swordsman, so she may try to tempt him back to the mist.>B.Go train yourselfGet back down to business while helping Lord Fifth keep an eye on Kiba.
>>45428805>>A.Talk to Kiba>Idea - Kiba has the 'combo-two-headed-dog' move with Akamaru, right? What if they combined first, and then tried to gather nature chakra?
>>45429189>A.Go help Kiba train
>>45429401Yay, somebody likes my idea. Supporting this!
>>45429276>>45429415You head back to the training ground to see if you can help Kiba out with his problem.You and Kiba explain the idea to Lord Jiraiya. He doesn't like it, since it's out of the ususal order, but eventually he caves just to see if it works any better."Kiba hasn't made a bit of progress in these past two weeks." the Fifth says. "I guess that means it's time for a new approach."You keep an eye on Kiba as he combines with Akamaru and starts to gather nature chakra. Surprisingly, he doesn't once come close to overshooting and turning to stone. Akamaru seems to be able to regulate the nature chakra perfectly.Later in the day, you and Kiba are relaxing, tired from training."This is perfect!" Kiba tells you. "With Akamaru regulating the amount of nature chakra, I can focus on manipulating it! Nice call, Kon!""A bit unorthodox, but if it works, it works." Jiraiya scratches his head. "You should still keep practicing on going into Sage Mode on your own, though."With Kiba's training well underway, you start to focus on your own. Over the next few days your control over your technique gets better and better, being able to exert much more pressure than before.By this point, the second round should be over. You wonder how it went. You can't imagine Sasuke needs it, but they have a month until the final round.>A.Get back to training>B.Go find Sasuke, see how things went>C.Go see someone else (Specify)>D.Other
>>45429652>>A.Get back to training
>>45429652>B. Go find Sasuke, see how things went.Also, Kurotsuchi and B and everyone else should be in town. Uncle's probably swamped with visiting ninja!
>>45429652>>B.Go find Sasuke, see how things went
>>45429652>B.Go find Sasuke, see how things wentGarra up to much, any other big up and comers? >DFind out whom else is in town?we should use this month of much training
>>45429652>A.Get back to trainingSasuke can come see us. We need to get swole.And Yay I can post again Fuck Captcha!
>>45429652>D.OtherIt's tradition for genin to train the month between the 2nd and 3rd round, how about we surprise Sasuke and let him know us, a Jonin of immense reputation will officially train him, a genin for the last round of the Chunin exams?
>>45429795Haha I love IT! Lets do it.
>>45429795that should be a joke and excus to train with him, both of us with kakashi, bring Kiba and its just like old times.
>>45429795This is great.
>>45429795Or, alternatively train Garra. Get some one on one time with him
>>45429795Pretty fun idea anon.
>>45429942Ooh, the twist option. Might get turned down since he's part of a a different village.
>>45429795You have an idea to mess with Sasuke before you get started on training. You head to his house, where Mikoto lets you in when you knock on the door. Sasuke is still at the table eating breakfast."Sasuke, in preparation for the third stage of the Chunin Exams, Genin have a month to train." you begin. "Therefore, you should use it to the fullest! I, a Jonin of immense reputation, will officially train you!"Sasuke keeps eating, unamused."Of course. Right after I finish training under Konohamaru." Sasuke jests, finishing his meal. "But I could use a sparring partner. Kiba doesn't have much longer that they'll let him go without doing missions, and facing Kakashi Sensei over and over is getting kind of stale."The two of you head to the training ground and get to work. Sasuke tells you he wants to take the exams without using his Mangekyo or Sage Mode, so you spar without breaking out any huge techniques.Whenever you aren't sparring with Sasuke, you spend your time perfecting your technique. By the end of the month, it's almost perfect. The volume can envelop an entire person, and the pressure should be enough to crush just about anything. The downside though, is that it's hard to use at any distance. You have to be in Sage Mode, and the orb can only expand when you are touching it. You can move away and make it collapse, but not too far. These might change with time, however.After nearly a month, the last round is nearly upon you. You wake up the day before. Tomorrow may be an important day, but today is important too. It's your seventeenth birthday.>A.Go see somebody (Specify)>B.Stay home with your uncle, somebody may stop by>C.See who is in town>D.Other
Eating dinner guys, back in a while
>>45430236>>C.See who is in town
>>45430236>B. Stay at home with your uncle, somebody may stop byWith all the ninja on rest days before the exams, and visiting for the exams tomorrow, Uncle might end up being swamped! Let's spend the day helping him deal with the overflow.
Laze, I distinctly remember you saying we're were already 17, this should be our 18th birthday
>>45430345You turned 13 on this day four years ago
>>45430236>>C.See who is in townmaybe this birthday we should do something smaller. As we find out who is about why not take a few moments at the KIA Shinobi monument, we aint rally been there since our exam, have a moment of reflection.
>>45430336I like this. Our uncle supports us a ton in what we do, just spend the day supporting him.
>>45430236>>45430336Supporting on the condition we wear an Apron. A pink one. If anyone asks, get offended and say it was mom's.
>>45430460What next? Will we put on her clothes to remember her? Fuck off with your fetishes, faggot.
>>45430460As long as its frilly.
>>45430486It's wearing a pink apron while working a kitchen. It's supposed to be funny.
>>45430535>It's supposed to be funny.>supposed
>>45430236>CLets look around town, may see a familiar face or two.
>>45430623Behold, it is Anon; the final arbiter of all that is humorous.
>>45430665Look upon my works, ye comedians, and fuck off.
>>45430336As you head downstairs, you catch your uncle peeking out of the kitchen"Happy birthday, Kon!" he calls, looking back in the kitchen. "You know how swamped it gets around this time, but I'll have a whole bunch of stuff ready for you and your friends when you get home today!""Actually Uncle, I wanted to help out today." you say, heading into the kitchen. "you're always doing stuff for me, and since today is so busy, I figured I could be the one to help this time."Your uncle smiles as he sees you take up a place in front of a stove top."Alright! Let's do it!" he shouts. "These customers won't know what hit 'em!"You and your uncle spend all morning fixing dishes for customers. You can't imagine how he'd handle this workload without you.Around lunchtime, you hear a familiar voice enter the restaurant."Got a delivery here for the birthday boy!" Tenten calls.>A.Go receive it>B.Ask if you can take a break>C.Yell for her to come in the kitchen>D.Other
>>45430708>C.Yell for her to come in the kitchenFamily's more important that some ninja slut.
>>45430708>C.Yell for her to come in the kitchenShow her our homemaking skills. Subtly flex. You know, the usual.
>>45430708>>B.Ask if you can take a break>A.Go receive itif we slack off uncle will withhold our pay. Or make us wear the maid costume again. How else do you teach a child to behave?
>>45430708>C.Yell for her to come in the kitchen
>>45430708>C.Yell for her to come in the kitchenWe can coax her to make some food for her...to 'lower' some prices and direct flirt
>>45430708>>B.Ask if you can take a break>A.Go receive itAyyyyy doom hook is here. Ask her how she's doing how are the exams going? Any up and comers?...Are the Kage getting along ok?
>>45430708>D.OtherAre you the delivery? Because I've been waiting for this for a long time!
>>45430718>>45430739>>45430770>>45430838The restaurant is still totally full, so you don't want to stop working right now at the height of the lunch rush."I'm in the kitchen!" you yell. "Come on in!"You go back to fixing dishes, as Tenten comes inside."Woah. working on your birthday, huh?" she asks. "Well, I guess if you can make food like this, I guess it's not really a bad thing. Anyway, I've got your weapon."Tenten opens the box and lets you see its contents."Your chakra metal kyoketsu-shoge." Tenten goes on. "With your chakra running through this, you should be unstoppable! It's pretty much the highest possible quality."She sets the box down near you so you can take it later."So what's your day like?" Tenten asks. "Are you gonna have a party again later? If you want to keep helping your uncle, I can go gather people for you if you want. We can all meet up for dinner here.">A.That sounds great>B.No thanks, I just wanted to spend today with my uncle>C.I'm actually about done, I can go myself>D.Other
>>45430956That should be after we met her face to face but seconding this
>>45430995>A.That sounds great
>>45430995>>C.I'm actually about done, I can go myselfwe can go together
>>45430995>DHow about we both go about, I think my Uncle will be able to hold back the tide here. I bet you have teleport seals all over the village.
>>45430995>D.OtherWe can have a party any time, how about we go out somewhere just you and me?
>>45430995>C. That sounds great, it'll be tonight though. I just wanted to spend the day with my uncle.
>>45430995did we teach Sasuke a new move to use in the finals I think he should use:Konohagakure Hiden Secret Taijutsu Technique: One Thousand Years of Death
>>45430995>A.That sounds great>D. See you tonight, then? Hey, I wonder if I can get a Kage or two in here...
I've got it!KibblesSauceKaragyoza!
>>45431145What with all these outsiders watching? You do know teaching other villages super secret jutsu is frowned upon. Imagine the repercussions if the other villages learned it.
>>45431043>>45431066>>45431085>>45431089>>45431160That sounds like it could be a good time. You want to keep helping out your uncle, but it should be alight to relax later this evening."Sounds great." you tell Tenten. "Everyone can meet up here for dinner. It'll be a great time.""You can count on me!" Tenten salutes. "I'll go round everybody up."Tenten suddenly disappears from in front of you.A few hours go by in the kitchen, you working away, before you hear someone else you know come in."I hear this establishment is among the finest eateries in the Fire Country!" a raspy old voice calls. You almost don't believe it. "I look forward to sampling its food for myself."You look out to see the Tsuchikage, accompanied by Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi. Several of the other patrons are stunned, looking at the old man in disbelief.>A.Go out and talk to them>B.Stay in the kitchen, keep working until more people arrive>C.Call it for work for the evening>D.Other
>>45431294>A.Go out and talk to them
>>45431294>>B.Stay in the kitchen, keep working until more people arriveLet the tsuchikage know that the biggest waist of Kon being a Leaf shinobi is that the stone lacks his cooking skills.
>>45431294>>A.Go out and talk to them
>>45431294>B.Stay in the kitchen, keep working until more people arrive
>>45431294>A. Go out and talk to themBut only for a short while, take their order and stuff.
>>45431294>A.Go out and talk to them"Welcome Lord Tsuchikage, is an honor! Let me get you one of our best seats!"Go get the spare table and chairs we keep in the back and find an open space by the window or somewhere nice
>>45431294>A.Go out and talk to themWelcome them and take them to a seat>CThat way we can chat and not worry about having Uncle wait on us
>>45431322>>45431336>>45431342>>45431344>>45431383>>45431404>>45431418You finish the dish you're making, then head out to greet them."Welcome, Lord Tsuchikage!" you say, directing them to a table. "It's an honor to have you in our restaurant.""Oho, Kon is on the clock today, eh?" the old man asks, as he takes the seat you've lead him to. "I've heard great things about you and your uncle's cooking, boy. Get us one of everything!""Grandfather, that may be a bit much." Kurotsuchi sighs. "It's all wonderful, I'm sure, but let's not go overboard here.""Nonsense!" Akatsuchi calls. "My appetite can handle anything you can throw our way! I want the full course!"Akatsuchi and the Tsuchikage seem adamant, so you go back to the kitchen and start fixing their order. One of everything may take a while.As you work, you glance up and see other people arrive. Your teammates are here, as is Kakashi Sensei. Konohamaru and his team are also here. Eventually there's another surprise to the patrons, as the Kazekage enters the building, his three children accompanying him."I think I'll put a sign up, Kon." your uncle says, heading out front. "Reserved for Party. Don't want this place to get too crazy."You manage to finish all of the Tsuchikage's order to find that they stuck a bunch of tables together to make a huge one. Apparently the Tsuchikage's footing the bill tonight.Several more people arrive as your uncle comes back in."You can go out there and have a good time, Kon." he says. "Thanks for all your help today. I've got it covered from here.">A.We're almost done, let me help you finish>B.Thanks>C.Go talk to someone (Specify)>D.Other
>>45431294>mfw this ends up being the location of an impromptu Kage summit
>>45431698>A.We're almost done, let me help you finish
>>45431698>A. We're almost done, let me help you finishThis is for him, not just us.
>>45431698>A.We're almost done, let me help you finishCall those lazy fucks Kakashi and Kiba in as waiting staff.
>>45431698>A.We're almost done, let me help you finishIt would be rude to abandon the work before it's finished. Once the food is out we can relax and enjoy ourselves.
>>45431698>>A.We're almost done, let me help you finish
>>45431698>A>DPull Kakashi and Kiba in by their ears and have them help bring out plates. Good Idea >>45431769Once we are free apologize for taking so long, sit down and start mingling.
>>45431718>>45431733>>45431769>>45431781You appreciate the thought, but you did this to help your uncle."Thanks Uncle, but we're almost done." you say. "Let me help you finish.""Heh. Alright, alright." your uncle laughs. "Saeko was like that sometimes too. She'd get an idea in her head and she'd do it, no ifs, and, or buts. Let's get the rest of this stuff done."As you keep cooking, you call Kiba and Kakashi Sensei into the kitchen to help wait tables. They give in with a little goading, and soon enough, all the food is fixed and served. You and your uncle leave the kitchen, and you're greeted by a loud cheer."Happy birthday, Kon!" About two thirds of the people in the restaurant yell at the same time.You look around to see who's all here. Besides who you saw before, Guy and his team, Asuma and his team, and Kurenai, her daughter, and her team are all here. Lord Jiraiya and Tsunade are here, as are the parents of several of your classmates.You don't see Neji or Lord Itachi here. They must be busy.Everyone goes about and serves themselves some food while chatting. Your uncle finds his way over to Asuma and starts up a conversation.>A.Talk to someone (Specify)>B.Get some food, see who comes to you>C.Other
>>45431971>B.Get some food, see who comes to you
When we do a toast tonight we should mention all the kage and foreign village ninja and thank them for coming to our village, our mates for being there for us through the journey, and congratulate Kiba on being the third member of Team Kakashi to attain Sage Mode.
>>45431986>>45431998>>45432025You decide to just take it easy for now. You get yourself a plate and dish your own food, then find a seat. People will come to you.Soon enough, they do. Konohamaru and his teammates pull up seats across from you."Hey, Bro!" Konohamaru calls. "Happy birthday again! Man, this is some good stuff. I didn't know you were a master chef too!"The three of them eat for a while before Konohamaru speaks up again."So get this!" he starts. "Only eight finalists, right? Three from the Leaf, and they were all on the same team! That's right, Udon and Moegi here are in the competition tomorrow! I know you expected Sasuke, but I bet they surprised you, huh?"You look to Konohmaru's left. Udon and Moegi seem a bit embarrassed.>A.Good job>B.Who else is in the finals?>C.Wish them luck>D.Say something else>E.Other
>>45432038But he hasn't attained sage mode yet.
>>45432190>>B.Who else is in the finals?And here's me hoping that sasuke would stay a genin forever
>>45432190>A.Good job>B.Who else is in the finals?
>>45432190Oh lord, is Sasuke gonna be an eternal genin?
>>45432190>>A.Good job>>C.Wish them luckRemember showing off your skills, and ability to plan and react is more important than winning
>>45432190>A.Good job>B.Who else is in the finals?>C.Wish them luck
>>45432190>A.Good job>C.Wish them luck>E. Offer to help train them if they want.>B.Who else is in the finals?Gaara?
>>45432190>ASeriously congratulations >CYou'll be ok though>BAnyone to watch out for
>>45432213>>45432218>>45432233>>45432268You are a bit surprised, but Konohamaru has been training them for this. Still, it's an accomplishment."Good job, guys." you tell them. "Remember, it's more important to show off your skills and ability to plan and react than to win. Good luck.""Thanks, bro." Udon sniffles. "We'll do our best. We don't want to let Konohamaru or Ebisu Sensei down.""So who else is in the finals?" you ask, turning back to Konohamaru."Well, besides Udon, Moegi and Sasuke..." Konohamaru begins. "There's one kid each from the Mist, Stone, and Cloud. The Sand has two, one being Gaara obviously."You look to Gaara's table. He's eating dinner with his family. He and his father look extremely awkward, but Temari and Kankuro look quite happy.You see Neji come in. He nods in your direction once he catches your glance, but he keeps moving. He pulls up to Kakashi, who stands up, and they start talking.>A.Talk more with Konohamaru and his team>B.Go see what's up with Neji and Sensei>C.Go talk to someone else (Specify)>D.Other
>>45432403>C.Go talk to someone else (Specify)tempted to talk to sand or stone kages and their families
>>45432403>C.Go talk to someone else (Specify)Gaara and his family.If the conversation between Neji and Kakashi involves us then they'll talk to us.
>>45432403>CSee what the Tsuchikage thinks of the food, then make our way across to Neji and Kakashi. Unless the Stone end up talking to us a fair bit.
>>45432403>C. Go chat with the Temari and Gaara and Kankuro, greet the Kazekage. He's the only one you haven't spoken to directly, yet.
>>45432403>C.Go talk to someone else (Specify)Tenten. Thank her for gathering everyone for the party.
Do the rounds with the Kage, are they enjoying the meal.
>>45432451>>45432452You excuse yourself from the table you're at, then make your way over to the Kazekage's table."Hey Kon, what's up?" Kankuro greets you. "Real nice place you got here. The food's great. You made some of this, right? I can barely believe it. Way better than anything Temari can make.""Oh, shut up!" Temari says, smacking Kankuro. "I wasn't raised in a restaurant."The Kazekage looks to you."So it's your birthday, then?" he asks. "I remember you from the summit. From what I've heard, it seems you are well on your way to being among the greatest of ninja in your village. Thank you for being a friend to my son and daughter. If... if you can, try and also treat Gaara well. He needs people to rely on."Gaara stares blankly at his father.>A.Will do, Lord Kazekage>B.Talk to Gaara>C.Talk to Temari or Kankuro>D.Say something else>E.Make your way to someone else>F.Other
>>45432704Ask Temari if Shikimarus took her on a date yet.
>>45432704>A.Will do, Lord Kazekage. I was going to show him around the village and introduce him to some of my friends during this month period anyway. Shikimaru probably wants to meet the family.>B.Talk to Gaara
>>45432704>B.Talk to Gaara
>>45432704>A. No problem there. With how Gaara's mellowed out, I'd think Sasuke would be more a problem child than him.>B. Talk to Gaara, ask if he has any hobbies. Mention that with fire jutsu, maybe he could learn how to make and/or manipulate glass, stuff like that.
>>45432704Seconding this >>45432768
>>45432704>A and BIf you would like a sparing partner before the exam just ask.>ETo the old man, we're his eyes bigger than his stomach
>>45432768>>45432793>>45432812>>45432817You feel like things are tense between the Kazekage and Gaara, but he seems to want the best for his son. Even though he doesn't seem confident about providing it."Will do, Lord Kazekage." you reply. "I can introduce him to some more friends around the village too. Shikamaru probably wants to meet the family.""Oh, he's met Shikamaru." Kankuro adds. "And I don't think he's ready to meet our dad yet.""Look at him holding that baby over there." Temari points towards Asuma's table. Shikamaru is currently holding his teacher's daughter, an exasperated look on his face. "He just looks so awkward! But that's about as much as I expected."You turn to Gaara. "So how are things?""They've been worse." Gaara responds. "The exams to this point have been easy enough. Not like there was any challenge before. I think my match with Sasuke will be the only bit of trouble I'll meet. So the Sand should have a good enough showing this time around. My teammates were deathly scared of me the whole way through. It seems some things aren't so easily changed.">A.Wish him luck tomorrow>B.Offer to hang out some time>C.Say something else>D.Go see someone else (Specify)>E.Other
>>45433042>B. Offer to hang out some time>C. Eh, give'em time. Old habits die hard, but if I can convince that old boulder over there to change his mind I'm sure you can do the same to your village.
>>45433042>C.Say something elseKids are spooked easily, give them time and everything'll be at a good place.>A.Wish him luck tomorrowWe can give him some tips on how to give Sasuke a run for his money.>B.Offer to hang out some time
>>45433042>>45433094Backing this, and then...>D.Go see someone else (Specify)Tenten, to thank her organising this get together.
>>45433042Offer to spar with garra if he likes. Then go speak to the Tsuchikage
>>45433042They will,Change i mean, if you ever need a friend, i am always here, except when i am not.
>>45433042>A and BEven if you just wanna chatSee if kakashi and Neji have slipped away.>DThe Stone nin, liking the meal?
>>45433094>>45433158>>45433177You can understand. Gaara was quite a terrifying guy back then."They'll change if you give them some time." you tell him. "I managed to change the famous fence-sitter's mind, so I know you can do the same with the people of your village. Good luck tomorrow. If you ever want to hang out or anything, you can always hit me up.""I'll keep that in mind." Gaara replies. "Thanks."With that, you find your way over to Tenten. She's sitting near her teammates, Shino and Haku. Ino is also over here. The conversation here seems to be sparse."Hey, Tenten." you say, as you approach the table. "Thanks for gathering everybody here.""Oh, no problem." Tenten waves her hand. "It's your birthday! Plus I can just zip around the village real quick, so it was really no trouble at all."As you speak with Tenten, Neji and Kakashi Sensei come up to you."Sorry about this Kon, but I have to take off." Kakashi tells you. It's odd. he seems to be sweating a whole lot for some reason. "You have a nice birthday, alright? I should see you tomorrow.""Indeed." Neji adds. "Sorry I couldn't be present longer, Kon. Happy birthday.">A.Ask what's up>B.Thanks>C.Talk to someone in Tenten's group>D.Go talk to someone else>E.Other
>>45433411>B.Thanks>A.Ask what's upThen>D.Go talk to someone elseTsuchikage's Table
>>45433411>A.Ask what's up
>>45433411Why ya sweating Kakashi-Sensei? Meet an ex girlfriend or something? You sly dog who is it?
>>45433411>A.Ask what's up>B.Thanks
>>45433411>>A.Ask what's upAnd if they need any help to just ask.
>>45433411>A and BIt's about the 3 tails, say it's ok. And wish them both luck, give him a knowing nod.We know it's alright.>DThe Tsuchikage and co.
>>45433430>>45433432>>45433448>>45433449>>45433468You feel like you know what this is about, but you have the urge to ask anyway."Thanks." you say. "So what's up, Kakashi Sensei? You don't look too well.""We are going to attempt the communicate with the three tails." Neji explains. "I asked Kakashi, and he said he could handle himself.""Alright." you nod towards your teacher. "We know it'll all work out, Sensei.""Of course." Kakashi replies.He and Neji leave the restaurant, and you head over to the Tsuchikage's table."Incredible, Kon." the old man says, leaning back in his chair. "We don't have any place in the Stone that even comes close! I want to keep eating, but I know I'd never want to stop."You look at the table. Onoki and Kurotsuchi have both eaten more than you'd expect, but of course the lion's share has gone to Akatsuchi. Somehow he's managed to eat over half of your menu."That was some good eatin." Akatsuchi pats his stomach. "I could never get tired of this!""Indeed." Kurotsuchi adds. "I could eat your food for every meal.">A.Talk to the Tsuchikage>B.Talk to Akatsuchi>C.Talk to Kurotsuchi>D.Thank them for the praise>E.Go talk to someone else (Specify)>F.Other
>>45433693>>D.Thank them for the praise"I could eat your food for every meal." INNUENDO!
>>45433693>C.Talk to KurotsuchiOh shit this is prime flirtation material.
>>45433714seconding this as well>>45433711
>>45433693>>D.Thank them for the praiseThink we could eventually build a second restuarant in the Stone Village?
>>45433693>>D.Thank them for the praise>C.Talk to Kurotsuchi
>>45433693>>45433693>>45433693>D>COh I'm sure you'd have a hard time keeping up. (wink) maybe when I visit to train you I should feed you too.
>>45433906INNUENDO! wink wink nudge nudge SAY NO MOAR!
>>45433693>D.Thank them for the praise>C.Talk to Kurotsuchi
>>45433711>>45433714>>45433736>>45433767>>45433849You would have never thought you'd have a world leader complement your cooking."Thank you all for your praise." you say. "I didn't expect my food to be such a hit.""Oh, but it is, my boy." the Tsuchikage goes on. "Yet another talent cultivated from a gifted young boy. You are something else, Kon. Full of surprises. You should come and cook in the Stone some time. I have no doubt you'd be just as popular there."You turn to Kurotsuchi."Every meal, you say?" you ask coyly. "That's a tall order. But maybe when I come to the Stone to train you, I can cook for you while I'm there.""Go ahead. I'm looking forward to seeing the full extent of your skill." Kurotsuchi replies. "You can come to the Stone and cook for me anytime."The night goes on, and you make a few more rounds talking to everyone, but as it gets late, they all eventually leave. You help your uncle clean up after everyone leaves."Thanks again for all the help, Kon." he says. "You went and took time out of your birthday to help me out. You didn't have to do that, you know."You both finish your work, and your uncle brings you in for a hug."But I guess that's just what you do." he goes on. "Happy birthday, Kon. You keep being a great kid. If I can still call you a kid, that is!"After your uncle lets you go, you head upstairs to bed. Tomorrow you plan on relaxing while watching the matches. You can only hope everything goes that easily.>End of Chapter 64Sorry tonight was kind of slow, that was my bad. Next thread is TuesdayTwitter is @LazeQM
>>45434048I don't mind it being slow. It was fun!
Out of interest Laze had Danzo heard of us before his death? What did he think?Second how flirty is Kurotsuchi's demeanour atm.
>>45434048Thanks for running, LazeSo, guys, as a former 10/10 kind of guy, I think Kurotsuchi would be out best bet. I propose we talk to the Tsuchikage about officially dating his granddaughter. We'd need to set something up with Itachi as well so we're not breaking and laws or treaties or whatever, but I think now would be our best bet.
>>45434048So who's going to kill him?Madara? Obito?
>>45434048<3 you laze
>>45434108I think we should wait until after the Akatsuki are dealt with.Don't want to piss off the only person with the FTG Technique if she can save our asses in the war.But I agree with you 100%
>>45434107Only vaguely. Not muchSignificantly>>45434111Who?
>>45434169He's probably not going to be remotely in any danger ever again. His best chance of getting killed was Pain's Assault, and you were able to mitigate most of the damage from that
>>45434152>SignificantlyWe just flirted with the Tsuchikage's grand daughter. In front of him. And we're still alive. Holy fuck,
>>45434048I always look forward to your quests, Laze. Thanks for running, as always.
>>45434219Kon "blue balls to the wall" kawagowa So Laze how long until Kon's pent up hormones flood the leaf, and would either 10/10 or kurotsuchi consider the other a romantic rival?
>>45434219Tbh I wouldn't mind if I was the tsuchikage. Kon is a pretty legit guy, you couldn't really ask for much more.
>>45434048Thanks for running Laze, I think I enjoy these more quiet chapters more. Helping Kiba and flirting with Kurotsuchi is always good.
>>45434299True, but the Tsuchikage's legendary for how stuck in the mud he is. There's a difference between knowing that Kon is a legit guy and being okay with him flirting with your grand-daughter.
>>45434219Kon is a pretty strong ninja and already has strong ties to the Stone.Hell he might be secretly rooting for it.
I just want kurotsuchi and tenten to mud wrestle while Kon watches and tries to keep a straight face.
>>45434368Something would be straight.
>>45434368more like try to keep his pants un-tented.
>>45434368If he is getting kurotsuchi to help with mud jutsu and tenten arrives because she wants some Kon time it could happen... Oh God I want this now
Do the girls even consider each other rivals for Kon's heart? Is Deikida in on it? What sorta stuff did the girls bound about anyways?
>>45434219There's a big difference between "flirting" and anything else Kon might be tempted to do. Certainly it seems the Tsuchikage likes the boy well enough, but Kon's still definitely on the safe side of the fine line.
Get the raikage and mizukage to hook up. Kon becomes Hokage and marries kurotsuchi the new tsuchikage, kazekage bachelor life. Peace achieved, have the two couples wed their kids, ninja royalty established
Laze, what's the Tsuchikage's opinion of Kon and how would it change when he asks for permission to date his granddaughter
>>45434368Ok anon you convinced me, next weekends draw/lewd thread I'll have some muddy girl pictures for you, hope your happy
>>45434516That might be stretching it a bitDeikida has a bit of an inferiority complex towards genius types (like she considers Kurotsuchi) and has been putting herself down from any interest she has in you since she feels like she can't match up to her.Kunoichi stuff>>45434711He likes Kon. He's a good kid, and he's an asset to the Stone's relation to the Leaf. Plus he's apparently a great cookThat, you would have to find out for yourself
>>45434810So if we were to say spend some suggestive time together could that spark her feelings? Who was she peeking on in the springs anyways.How do the Kage view one another? I'm curious who like/dislikes whom... Are the Raikage and mizukage in...cahoots?Is our technique half way done?
>>45435077It could. You, Shikamaru, and Haku were all viable targetsMost of the Kage are on somewhat rocky terms. The exceptions are the Kazekage and Hokage, since Rasa knows he's got off a lot easier than he could. And the Raikage and Mizukage see each other as potential allies if the Leaf gets too dangerousYour technique is almost totally complete. You could use it in battle right now
>>45435151Cool.Is there a way we can learn an impact version of impact bullets? Because a lance is a tad chakra intensive unless we can practice to make it less.How much practice would be needed to use our shield with no hand signs?
>>45435220Meant wind bullets
>>45435220You could try. Note that they would probably be way less effectiveA lot