Long Live The Hokage - L.L.H: Chapter 285: Danzo's Defection
The fat cat is no longer what it used to be. It was just a stupid cat with not wit. Therefore, Masahiko could raise it in space.
Now it has an IQ no less than that of humans, and it’s not suitable to be kept in the space.
Masahiko also breathed a sigh of relief that he doesn’t need to carry it everywhere since there were always inconveniences.
Now that he signed a summoning contract with it, he can always sense if something is wrong, and he can be aware of its position and state when nothing is wrong, which is very convenient…
After solving this matter, Masahiko continued to move toward the Senju Station.
During the war, there were not many ninjas staying in Konoha. Therefore, Masahiko hadn’t seen a single acquaintance in the past two days.
However, the Senju Station is different. Regardless of whether he is familiar with them, these people must know Masahiko. When they see him, they will have “surprised expressions,” then it will be replaced with “excited expressions.”
“Oh my god! Elder Masahiko, you’re really still alive!” Masahiko mimicked her voice, but it sounded weird.
Masahiko smiled and walked to Mikoto’s house, then his face suddenly stiffened.
“Not at home?”
Masahiko felt helpless. It’s early in the morning. Where did she go?
Someone suddenly pushed the door of the next room open and then was taken aback upon seeing Masahiko.
“Yes, I’m alive!”
“Yes, I’m alive! Can you say something else?” Masahiko said with a smile.
The person on the other side was stunned for a long time, “You… are you here to find Uchiha Mikoto.”
Masahiko breathed a sigh of relief; the guy can finally talk.
“Where is Mikoto?”
“She went back to the Uchiha… I heard that her second grandfather passed away yesterday, the Uchiha’s former great elder.”
Masahiko nodded, “Is that so.”
Masahiko still remembers when he came to talk to him when Itachi was born.
He didn’t want Itachi to stay with the Senju. Then he followed Masahiko’s instructions and married his granddaughter Fikoto to Fugaku. So if Mikoto has a second son and awakens the Sharingan before graduating from the Ninja Academy, he will have the Uchiha’s surname…
“Oh yeah, I remember that he wasn’t in good health ten years ago. I didn’t expect him to survive this long… did he lived that long hoping that he would witness the second son’s Sharingan awakening?”
“Sorry, bro, witnessing isn’t that easy. This kid is only five years old. He might not have even started refining his Chakra.”
After pondering for a long time, Masahiko looked up at the Senju clansman on the other side and said, “Since Mikoto isn’t here, and something like that happens, I will leave.”
“Elder Masahiko, take care of yourself!”
Masahiko didn’t go to the Uchiha since they should be busy with the funeral and decided to see the kid later.
Considering what the time is, Masahiko head toward the Hokage Building since Hiruzen should be there by now.
Sure enough, Hiruzen was a hardworking Hokage.
“Elder Masahiko, you’re back. Danzo…” Hiruzen looked worried since he already received news of the battle that took place in the Land of River.
Masahiko waved his hand, intending that he only scared him, then he took out Danzo’s cloak, “This what was left of him.”
Hiruzen hurriedly took, and widened his eyes, “You… Killed Danzo?”
“Huh?” Before even have the opportunity to answer, Hiruzen suddenly found a letter in Danzo’s pocket.
Masahiko was also taken aback because he was disgusted by Danzo’s act. He really didn’t check his cloak.
As he read the letter, Hiruzen’s expression became sadder and sadder, and he slowly slumped into his chair.
Masahiko frowned and read the letter.
“Elder Masahiko, if you’re reading this, then it means I have died in your hands.”
Masahiko raised his brow, then continued to read.
“When I used the Edo Tensei, I deliberately wanted to irritate you, and also chose Uchiha Madara, so you can breathe out.”
Masahiko didn’t know if he should laugh or cry; Madara is surely, very miserable.
“The reason for doing this is because there is one thing that you will know sooner or later. I was the one who spread the news of your death.”
Masahiko was startled, “I almost forgot about this.”
Danzo, you died so unjustly, you forgot that Elder Masahiko has a bad memory.
“When I heard that you were alive, I knew that I cannot escape this catastrophe unless I choose to die…”
“My actions, although it was originally intended for Konoha, it was miscalculated. Not only did Konoha suffer heavy damage, but also the relationship between the Land of Whirlpools and Konoha was broken. Thus, I decided to pay for it with my death.”
Masahiko was puzzled when he heard this. He always felt that a lot of things were wrong about him, but to think Danzo would actually say such a thing…
“Did Konoha suffer terrible losses, Hiruzen?”
Hiruzen looked down, “We lost nearly… half of our forces.”
“Is that so?” Masahiko sighed, “The war should be over soon, and Kumogakure wouldn’t dare to take any further actions.”
Hiruzen nodded, then his expression became solemn, “I can’t easily let go of Kumogakure this time!”
“That’s your business.” Masahiko glanced at him and continued to read the letter.
“I didn’t tell anyone when I walked out of Konoha’s camp at the time. I hope that my death would be enough, Elder Masahiko, and I seek that you will declare that I’ve been killed by a Kumogakure assassin and engrave my name on the monument.”
“Finally, because of my death, I hope that the friendship between Konoha and the Uzumaki will last forever.”
Masahiko shook his head speechlessly. It’s indeed beyond his expectations that Danzo would do this.
“This guy is really willing to use his life to protect Konoha. Knowing that Konoha can’t offend the Land of the Whirlpools, he took the hit instead… it’s just that sometimes his means of doing things are really too much.”
“But here comes the question. I didn’t kill him. What should I do?”
Masahiko shook his head before hearing Hiruzen speak sadly, “Elder Masahiko, Danzo’s last words…”
“Well, if that’s the case, I won’t pursue it anymore.” Masahiko nodded, “But consider yourself lucky since Danzo decided to take all the blame!”
Hiruzen said, “The matter of the memorial monument…”
Masahiko shook his head, “That won’t work. You must spread the word of Danzo being the one who deliberately destroyed the relationship between Konoha and the Uzumaki, spread rumors of my death, and announces that he had defected!”
“Elder Masahiko…” Hiruzen looked confused and felt that something was wrong, “Defected?”
“Yes, Danzo didn’t die. It’s not like I couldn’t kill him, but I didn’t.”
Hiruzen let out a sigh, “Defected…”
“Take it as punishment for his actions.” Masahiko nodded.
And he felt that things became interesting now.
At that time, Danzo was beaten up enough by him that he should have lost the ability to get up, and since he and Madara kept fighting for an hour, it means that Danzo didn’t die, at least until the end of the battle. But Masahiko didn’t see him when he returned. So he must have been rescued by someone else.
If it was a rescuer from Konoha, Hiruzen would have got the news. But since there isn’t, the person who has saved him is questionable…
“Is it Orochimaru?