Masahiko was stunned for a while before he could react. Hiruzen had tasted the sweetness, and now he wants more. He wants Masahiko to clean up all of the other villages the same way he did with Sunagakure.
But the problem is.
“Where is my money?” Hiruzen hasn’t paid for the previous materials yet.
With bitterness, Hiruzen said, “Elder Masahiko, something happened.”
After that, Hiruzen started mumbling about how the treasury is tight with all the missions they were releasing… in short, he was asking if he could pay him back later.
“I can’t believe that you’re out of money? Didn’t you just buy Explosive Tags from the Uzumaki a while ago?”
Hiruzen sighed, “And I used most of Konoha’s savings.”
Masahiko nodded, “What’s the situation on the battlefield now? Has Sunagakure retreated?”
Hiruzen shook his head, “They did at first, but after Iwagakure started moving, they somehow managed to say in the picture, so the current situation isn’t good for Konoha.”
Masahiko frowned; he was exaggerating as always. With Konoha’s current lineup, they won’t be at a disadvantage even while facing two villages at once.
“So I’m gonna go out again?” Masahiko sighed secretly. He only stayed for three days.
“Right,” Masahiko remembered, “I forgot to ask, why did Sunagakure attack Konoha? Did the third Kazekage disappear?”
“How do you know that? More than that, they also said that Saungakure’s genius, Sasori, has also disappeared at the same time. They somehow blamed us for that, but I think it was just an excuse!” Hiruzen seemed irritated.
“Sasori… is missing?” Masahiko was taken aback. He remembered then that Sasori had defected in the original because his research for the Human Puppets was discovered.
Masahiko was silent for a long time and somewhat confused.
“The disappearance of the Third Kazekage proves that Sasori still studied Human Puppets. Did he hide it well, so no one found it? Chiyo should be mad. They can’t confirm if the Kazekage is alive or dead without a corpse…”
“Elder Masahiko.” Masahiko didn’t speak for a long time, so Hiruzen continued to speak, “If you don’t want to go out again, I hope that you at least help me persuade the Hyuuga Clan. After all, you have taught two of their kids for a while. If they’re willing to participate in the war, Konoha will be able to cope with both Sunagakure and Iwagakure at the same time.”
Masahiko nodded, “Whether I will go to the battlefield or not, you will have to wait for my answer, but I’ll go to talk to the Hyuuga first.”
Although this Space Ninjutsu has brought a lot of trouble to Masahiko, it’s always a good addition. And if it wasn’t for the Hyuuga’s Gentle Fist, he would have probably needed to wait longer to get his first dimension.
Although he has been leveling up his Gentle Fist for at least 10 years, it actually helped him save many witness points.
Even though he trained the Hyuuga brothers for some time, what he did for them cannot match their “kindness.”
Besides, he thought that he might get further benefits from the Hyuuga.
As the recognized third largest clan of Konoha, the Hyuuga’s area is about the same size as the Senju, but there are no guards at the gates, which shocked Masahiko.
But Masahiko could figure out the reason just by watching the passing pedestrians pointing.
Since Konoha was at war, most of the ninjas were out fighting for their village, yet only the Hyuuga’s clansmen stayed. These civilians didn’t care if they were one of the biggest clans. During the war, if you refused to fight for Konoha, you will definitely get criticized. And since this was the case, they show their faces outside.
“Is there anyone? Hello? I’m coming in!”
Masahiko shouted, then walked in.
“You’re… Hagoromo-San, the owner of the Amazon Store?” Two clansmen walked over.
Masahiko’s face darkened, and when he looked down, he realized that he didn’t lift the Transformation Technique.
“Ah, the pills that your Patriarch has order earlier are ready. I came to deliver it to him.” Masahiko paused for a moment, then he spoke with an evil expression.
The two clansmen on the opposite side stiffened. Pills? They will get killed if the Patriarch knew that they heard of this…
The two were obviously nervous, snickered inwardly.
“So are you gonna take me to him, or you boys gonna send him over for me.”
The two looked at each other, “Since you’re here to deliver something to the patriarch, we will take you to him, and you need to tell us what you’re delivering to him.”
Masahiko almost laughed out loud.
Not to make it difficult for them, Masahiko followed them quietly to see the Patriarch.
“Patriarch, the owner of the Amazon Store, has come to see you.” The two stepped forward and informed him.
Not a long time ago, Hiashi became the Hyuuga Patriarch, and he’s now a busy man.
The moment he heard that, he was taken aback. He bought sculptures from Masahiko before, but then there was no interaction between them. What would make the owner of the shop come to see him?
“I see, let him in.” Hiashi raised his head and said, and then frowned, “What happened to you two?”
The expression on their faces looked really weird, then they shook their heads quickly and said, “Nothing.”
After they walked out of the room, they looked at Masahiko and said: “Boss Hagoromo, the Patriarch said you can come in.”
“Why all of this formality?” Masahiko curled his lips and walked in.
After he walked into the hall and checked that there wasn’t anyone on the left or right, Masahiko smiled and said, “Hiashi, it’s me.”
Hiashi was taken aback, got up quickly, and tentatively said, “Sensei?”
Masahiko nodded, “Don’t tell anyone about my identity. You’re the only one that needs to know it.”
“I didn’t expect the owner of the Amazon Store to be you. No wonder the sculpturing skill was so exquisite.” Hiashi said first to praise Masahiko, and then his face became weird, “Your daughter?”
Masahiko’s face darkened. This question will keep getting asked every time he reveals his identity, which made him feel really uncomfortable.
“Adopted.” Masahiko was too lazy to explain.
Fortunately, Hiashi was educated well by the Hyuuga since his childhood and didn’t keep asking.
“So you’re here as the Third Hokage’s lobbyist? This time the Third Hokage is being too selfish. I understand the current situation of the village, but he didn’t pursue Kirigakure to return my father’s eye yet…”
Masahiko waved his hand and interrupted him.
“Who do you think you’re talking to? I’m no lobbyist for Hiruzen.” Masahiko said arrogantly.
“I’m here to show you something, so don’t resist, and follow me.”
With that, Hiashi became Masahiko’s first guest in the Eight Trigrams Dimension.
“This is?!” Hiashi was surprised, and he could recognize the Eight Trigrams seal under his feet.
“This is a Dimension that I’ve become able to open after I’ve practiced your Hyuuga’s Gentle Fist to its maximum potential. You’re my very guest here.” Masahiko said, then glanced at the fat cat who was sleeping on the side.
Hiashi looked stunned for a long time before he said, “The legends of the ancestors were really right. When you finally can use the Eight Trigrams 256 Palms, you will be able to strike a blow that can break the space.”
“256… sure enough!”