At the end of Konoha’s thirty-seventh year, Nawaki and Mikoto’s wedding was very close to take place. Masahiko thought that he only needed to be a secret guardian from the shadows; he really didn’t expect to find him another job. However, one day Tsunade came to the door.
“Great Grandpa, I have something to trouble you.”
Masahiko was startled, his face changed drastically, yet he still tried to pretend to be the shop owner.
“What kind of grandpa are you talking about, my name is Hagoromo, um yes, Otsutsuki Hagoromo.”
Tsunade rolled her eyes, “Okay… Grandpa Rikudou-Sama, can you do me a favor?”
Damn…” Masahiko murmured, then said annoyed, “What do you want from this old man?”
Tsunade rolled her eyes and said helplessly, “Nawaki and Mikoto’s wedding is coming near. I hope you can help carve two statues for them.”
“Hmm…” Masahiko scratched his head, he really didn’t expect this. But Tsunade’s idea was perfect, it will surely be a great gift for the couples.
“No problem, leave it to me!”
“Thank you, Great-Grandpa.” Tsunade turned around to leave, then Masahiko sighed.
“Tsunade, when did you find out?”
Tsunade turned her head, smiling,” The first time I came to buy sculptures from you, Orochimaru and I discovered it. Don’t worry, we only told Sensei, not even Jiraiya.”
“Did you only tell Hiruzen? Thank god Jiraiya didn’t figure it out too, or I’ll be truly screwed.” Masahiko said, then let out a sigh of relief, waved his hand, and sent Tsuande away.
“She told Hiruzen of all the people…” Masahiko murmured, and shook his head haplessly, “One of the reasons that made me stay here, is to prevent Hiruzen and Danzo from making any small moves!”
“No wonder this year and a half period was so peaceful. Well, I’ll just keep being a carver for now.”
More than half a month passed in a flash. Konoha celebrated the New Year for a couple of days. And after just two days of calm, the village became lively again.
The wedding of Nawaki and Mikoto was more influential than what Masahiko imagined. A marriage between the Senju and the Uchiha attracted a lot of people’s attention. The arrival of the Land of Fire’s Daimyo wasn’t unexpected for Masahiko; after all, Nawaki was also his nephew. But the appearance of the Wind’s Daimyo accompanied by the Third Kazekage surely surprised him.
Of course, there is also the Daimyo of the Land of Whirlpools, and the great elder of the Uzumaki Clan… that is Masahiko’s Shadow Clone.
Masahiko has already completed the couple’s carving, and they were placed in front of the Senju Station. This time, Uchiha Mikoto was marrying a Senju clansman, and of course, the wedding had to be held at the Senju clan.
Because the place wasn’t big enough, civilians watched from afar. Only Masahiko, as the owner shop, was the only “civilian” who could enter because his sculptures have received a lot of praise.
“Unexpectedly, this has created a great advertisement for the Amazon Shop. Unfortunately, I’ve decided to go out of business for a while after this wedding, I really need to see the kids development. After all, the shadow clone isn’t as good as the original.” Masahiko sighed as he and his Shadow Clone greeted each other.
About an hour before the wedding begins, people from various clans around the world pledged Nawaki and Mikoto their gifts, then they were sent to their respective seats.
The seats are divided into two rows. On the left, the people from the various clans and families, and they are realistically arranged from front to the back according to the strength and the family. They had no problem with this arrangement. And of course, as a “civilian,” Masahiko sat at the bottom of the row.
Next to him are a few civilian ninjas with enough identities to attend the wedding, such as… Jiraiya and Orochimaru.
“Old Stubborn, how did you get in?”
Masahiko felt helpless. Both of his identities seem to have grievances with Jiraiya. Of course, he knew that it just the way Jiraiya acts, otherwise he would have “beaten” him.
“Didn’t you see the statue at the door?”
Jiraiya shrugged, “I guess you could do a better job. So what do you think, old man, do you want to make one for Tsunade and me?”
“Idiot…” Before Masahiko could answer, Orochimaru relieved him, and then the two quarreled quietly.
While speaking, the others gradually sat on their chairs on the right side of the venue. And they were all famous and strong people.
For example, sitting in the first place was the strongest shinobi alive, the man who claimed that he had never been defeated, the great elders of the Uzumaki Clan, and the witnesser of the world history, everyone’s grandpa… yes, it was Masahiko’s Shadow Clone.
The three Daimyos, followed by the Hokage, the Kazekage, Mito, the elders of Konoha, relatives of Nawaki and Mikoto, and so on, were behind him.
There must be a host for the wedding, and Masahiko never thought of doing it this time.
“What the hell? How did Tsunade end up being the host of the wedding?” Masahiko murmured, feeling that something wrong was going to happen.
As they proceeded with the ceremony, Masahiko always felt a little uneasy.
“Hiruzen, turn off Konoha’s perception alarm temporarily.” Masahiko’s voice suddenly emitted in Hiruzen’s ear.
Hiruzen, who was talking to the Third Kazekage got startled when he heard these words, he quickly glanced at Masahiko’s shadow clone, then nodded to the shop owner Masahiko, and waved his hand summoning an Anbu.
Five minutes later, Hiruzen nodded again at Masahiko. The latter looked at his shadow clone, then the two simultaneously opened their perception to the maximum, covering Konoha.
Masahiko breathed a sigh of relief, canceled his perception, and continued to watch the ceremony. Of course, he has to turn on his perception every five minutes to be ready for any surprised attack or interruption.
Unexpectedly, the wedding was very peaceful, and Tsunade’s hosting was quite satisfactory. The blessing sent by the representatives of various countries and families seemed to be sincere, and there was no bloody dramatic plot from Fugaku to steal the bride. The only two nervous people in the entire wedding were Masahiko and Other-Masahiko.
The wedding wasn’t boring. On the contrary, it can be said that it was one of the best, and the scene seemed extremely lively and heartwarming. But Masahiko’s mind and spirit were in another place, and he couldn’t feel any of it.
It wasn’t until the wedding was over that Masahiko was taken aback when the two newlyweds thanked everyone for their blessings.
“It’s over? Where’s the trouble? What about the Akatsuki? Why didn’t anyone try to attack us?” Masahiko was left frustrated, all of this was for nothing, you can say that he was really unsatisfied.
“I’m really getting crazy…” Masahiko smiled wryly.
“It seems that the Akatsuki are not that determined to correct the plot, maybe I’m giving this matter much more attention than what it deserves…” Masahiko sighed inwardly.
“Forget about it, this is better anyway!” The two Masahiko glanced at each other and relaxed.
Mikoto is now Nawaki’s wife. He doesn’t believe that the Akatsuki can do anything to make this marriage fail now. The plot changed, and it cannot be revised. So there should be no problem. After all, he has never heard of divorce in Naruto World…