In fact, regarding the Sage Mode, Naito has thought a lot about it, he believes that after he opens the Fifth Gate, it will be necessary for him to learn it before he could open the Sixth.

Now his amount of Chakra is still not up to the standards to practice the Sage Mode.

But Naito didn’t expect that Orochimaru knew about it this early.

“Natural Energy, Sage Mode.”

This simple sentence, let Orochimaru instantly widen his eyes while revealing a very amazed expression.

Although it was just a simple sentence, it made Orochimaru feels that maybe Naito know more about this than him?!

But he felt like he needed to test him first.

“It seems that you know very well about this Naito.” After he shrugged his shoulders, Orochimaru suddenly turned and opened his hands then said: “In this case, let me tell you more about it.”

“This is the experiment that I care most about, even if the body cultivates the Sage Mode, even if it’s transformed with the Natural Energy, the body will eventually age and die, but not the soul, the human soul is immortal.”

“However, the soul alone cannot survive, it will always need a vessel, that’s why I’m more focused on studying the connection and the roots between the Soul and the vessel.”

Having said this, Orochimaru stopped to observe the changes in Naito’s expression.

What disappointed him is that Naito’s expression never changed, even when he said the words “Aging” and “Immortal, he didn’t show any traces of surprise.

But in fact, Naito was quite surprised.

He wasn’t surprised about the information Orochimaru has shared, as a passer-by Naito knew from the start the Orochimaru will develop a similar technique.

What surprised Naito was the fact that Orochimaru has shared this information with him.

However, he estimated that Orochimaru has just begun his study on this technique, there’s nothing to be prepared for, and Naito wasn’t interested in changing his body.

Only the immortality of Kaguya Otsutsuki is truly perfect.

“What you mean is no matter how strong the body is, it will eventually perish, only the soul is strong enough to remain, right?”

Naito looked at Orochimaru and said: “That is, the strength of the soul is more important than the strength of the body.”

“It’s only half right.” Orochimaru nodded lightly and said: “The power of the soul is important, but even a powerful soul cannot exist alone.”

“But…”

Speaking of this, Orochimaru revealed a strange expression, looking at Naito, he suddenly smiled.

“Yuu Naito you’re really interested about strengthing the soul, after all, the soul is essential.”

“Yes.”

Naito nodded but didn’t share his own thoughts.

After all, knowing Orochimaru and his wide intelligence, there’s no way that he doesn’t know that Naito has come in touch with Kato to teach him how to use the Spiritual Transformation.

And since he obviously doesn’t need such a technique to attack, he can simply conclude that he’s using it to strengthen his soul.

“Hehehe… I can see that you’re not interested in being immortal. Your idea is to grasp the present and create the strongest one possible out of yourself.”

Orochimaru smiled then looked at Naito.

“Lucky for you, strengthing the soul happened to be one of my main subject, and how can I say it, studying it has cost me a lot of time and effort.”

“What do you want in exchange?”

Naito looked calmly at Orochimaru.

“Cooperation.”

Orochimaru rushed fast toward Naito and came really close to him then said: “See, am always busy doing these experiments, studying the body is consuming all of my time, but sometimes I need to stop the experiments to get some special things.”

“From now on, you will get those things to me.”

Listening to Orochimaru, Naito suddenly smiled, then laughed a little after that.

Orochimaru… From where does this all confidence come from?

Whoosh!!

Suddenly, Naito disappeared, and rushed directly to Orochimaru’s back, while he was pointing his sword on the former’s shoulder.

The speed of this movement, made Orochimaru’s eyes widen, while the cold sweat appeared on his forehead.

So fast!!

“You and me, can we really establish a partnership?”

Holding his Kusanagi sword, Naito touched Orochimaru’s shoulder slightly, while Orochimaru kept standing calmly without making the slightest of movement.

If Orochimaru were as strong as the original, Naito would have accepted the cooperation between the two of them.

But the current Orochimaru was still too weak compared to Naito!

If the gap between the two is too great, the word “cooperation” cannot be used. Moreover, Orochimaru is too selfish, and he will eventually try to control everything.

“I have what you need.”

Orochimaru turned slowly toward Naito while his tone was still calm.

But Naito could tell from his expression that he was still stunned from his speed. With this kind of speed, he may not even be able to cast a Ninjutsu!

Naito currently looks more and more like the legends, Uchiha Madara, and Senju Hashirama!

Naito didn’t recover his sword yet, he was still pointing it toward Orochimaru.

“You will give it to me.”

“But it’s not completed yet, even if you take it, it won’t help you much.”

Listening to Orochimaru, Naito stared at him for a while then he took back his sword.

Orochimaru was finally relieved.

He discovered at this time that his thoughts about Naito were absolutely wrong.

Naito is not the kind of person that will let people manipulate him, he’s a dangerous man, even more dangerous than Danzo and Sarutobi!

He didn’t feel it before, for the sake of his experiments Orochimaru thought that he could face anything and everything, but now in the face of Naito, he must be cautious, too cautious!

“You can ask for two things.”

After the Kusanagi sword disappeared in the smoke, he looked back at Orochimaru calmly.

“Two things?”

Orochimaru looked a little bit surprised, Naito is already asking him for too much!

And judging from Naito’s tone, it seems that there’s more.

“In addition to the need of your studies on strengthing the soul, I also need an Earth Release Ninjutsu, the Added-Weight Rock Technique, if you can bring it to me, then you can ask for two things.”

Naito looked calmly at Orochimaru as he proposed a simple equivalent exchange.

As long as Orochimaru doesn’t do anything, and respect Naito, the former will also treat him with respect, that’s Naito’s rule.

“The Added-Weight Rock Technique? That’s good, if it were the Light-Weight Rock Technique, I wouldn’t have it here. I studied that technique before… So I got it.”

Orochimaru was curious about the reason that Naito needed this technique for, but with no more questions, he just gave it to Naito.

After that, Orochimaru didn’t say what he needed back for his services, maybe he just didn’t need anything for now.

Therefore, Naito turned and left.

Author’s Note
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