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L.L.H: Chapter 357: Light and Dark Akatsuki


Masahiko’s face changed, and he widened his eyes in surprise.

Upon seeing this, the Fat Daimyo’s mocking tone was quickly changed, and he said in surprise, “Senior Ancestor, there won’t be any goddesses, right?”

Masahiko nodded lightly, then turned to look at the child who finally stopped crying, “Handsome, has your father spoke to you about these things?”

Handsome shook his head and spoke for the first time,” Father never told me such a thing, but he won’t lie!”

“Thousands of years ago, goddess….” Masahiko murmured. The matter revolved around, and suddenly it circumvented Kaguya. If this country really offended her, there won’t be any survivors left around to rebuild this country, and they wouldn’t have lasted to this day.

“What does this mean? Is the destruction of this country just a coincidence, or is it intentional? If it’s a coincidence, then it’s okay. That means that they are just unlucky. But if it’s intentional, it will be very troublesome….”

Masahiko paused and checked Black Zetsu’s seal on his body, but he couldn’t find any abnormalities.

“Is it because Black Zetsu had done something before he was sealed by me? Or did the other guy somehow learned about Kaguya… It’s a pity that I don’t know much about things thousands of years ago.” Masahiko sighed in his heart, “It’s time to prepare for the worst. That guy’s goal may not only be to resurrect Madara and make him Juubi’s Jinchuriki. It’s probably the same as Black Zetsu. He’s thinking about unsealing Kaguya.”

“Uh…”

Masahiko suddenly heard a faint groan, and with that, he raised his hand and canceled the medical Ninjutsu. Moments later, the unconscious samurai slowly opened his eyes.

“This is… you’re… Mifune-Dono! And Okisuke…”

“Ken, do you remember what happened?” Mifune stepped forward and asked hurriedly.

Masahiko listened to what he had, but it wasn’t much in the end. This samurai doesn’t know much. He only remembers that they were attacked yesterday at noon from the sky. The houses collapsed one after another. While he barely managed to block the impact of the attack, he ended up crushed under the rubbles.

As for the reason why he was in this country, it was a commission by the Daimyo of this country. He was asked to come here and protect the young master.

Masahiko felt that something wasn’t right when he heard this, and sure enough… the kid started crying again.

“The sudden attack doesn’t seem to be for treasure. They deliberately wanted to destroy this country. Is it really because of Kaguya?” Masahiko interlined, “No, she already had the power to destroy such a country. Why is it now? Only…”

The information he had was too little, and Masahiko can only give that guy the title of “Suspected Evil Villain” for the time being.

On the other side, Mifune and Ken finally finished talking about their old days. Ken already understands that the child was the young master of that country and also knew that Masahiko was the one who saved him.

Struggling to get up, he walked to Masahiko and gave him a samurai salute, “Thank you, Elder, for your help!”

“Yeah.” Masahiko nodded and turned to Mifune, “The matter he has been basically resolved. We can go back. I will explain the Akatsuki’s strength and purpose specifically on the way back to you.”

The fat Daimyo immediately spoke next to him, “Senio Ancestor, our country isn’t far away from here. You might as well….”

Masahiko waved his hand and interrupted, “You’d better order your team to return. It’s getting late. When I have free time, I will come to your country to sit down and talk. Also, the goddess matter has nothing to do with you, so you don’t need to worry….”

Fat Daimyo nodded then turned to Mifune, “Your Excellency if the attacker comes back again….”

Masahiko understood what he was worried about and shook his head, “It’s unlikely that he will come back. If he does come back… then you’re only that unlucky.”

The fat face of the Daimyo turned green, “Senior Ancestor… Your Excellency General Mifune!”

Mifune’s expression turned serious, “Elder, what if that organization really returns and continues slaughtering these innocent civilians….”

Masahiko shook his head, “It probably won’t happen. But if they keep this… then there will only be one way to fight back. The five major villages, including our Uzumaki kingdom and your Land of Iron, need to form an alliance in order to survive.”

Seeing how Mifune looked stunned, Masahiko also sighed helplessly, feeling that this Akatsuki is more troublesome and dangerous than the one in the Original. They’re harder to find, smarter, and acts without scruples. Of course, it’s possible that the Akatsuki in the Original also slaughtered this country, but it wasn’t shown in the anime.

“You don’t have to worry about it. Just prepare for the worst. Let’s go back now.”

This time it was three samurai, a kid, and an old man on the way back. Ken tagged along even though his client is no longer here as a way to keep his word and honor. Masahiko was happy with this. Handsome is the only descendant from that country. Maybe that guy will come back to him again. Ken should be strong enough to delay him for a few seconds when that happens.

“Also, his name is quite fit for being a guard. Ken, a sword that can cut, yet also block.”

On the way back, Masahiko explained the Akatsuki’s purpose to Mifune in detail and also happened to mention Kaguya incidentally. If these words were not heard from his mouth, Mifune and the others would have treated it as myths.

“In other words, this Akatsuki organization is the source of all evil. Their ultimate goal is to resurrect Uchiha Madara, gather all the Bijuu, resurrect the Juubi, and even unseal the goddess, Otsutsuki Kaguya… And destroy the world?” Mifune confirmed.

Masahiko nodded, “That’s about it. I don’t know more.”

Except for the child who was still ignorant, the three samurai fell into deep thought after hearing so many secrets.

After a long time, Mifune turned around and said, “Elder, even if we end up searching the Shinobi World inch by inch, we have to find this organization and destroy it!”

Next to him, Ken hesitated for a moment, then said, “Mifune-Dono, when I was wandering in another country a few years ago, I seemed to have heard of an organization called the Akatsuki in Amegakure….”

“Oh?” Mifune widened his eyes.

Masahiko was startled and looked a bit dumbfounded; he almost ruined it all for Yahiko again.

“It’s not them.” Masahiko interrupted quickly, “That Akatsuki organization was established by Yahiko, the leader of Amegakure. It’s an organization created to bring peace to the Shinobi World and has persuaded Iwagakure and Sungakure to join them. It won’t be long before they come to the Land of Iron to ask you to join….”

Masahiko explained to Mifune about Yahiko’s vision, “The fundamental goal of these two Akatsuki organizations is opposed. Yahiko and the others are looking for peace, and the other, want to bring war and despair.”

Masahiko was taken aback upon seeing Mifune nodding thoughtfully.

“I seem to have acted as a lobbyist for Yahiko without knowing. Under normal circumstances, it would have been impossible for Mifune to agree to participate in such a thing or get involved with Shinobi matters. But now since there’s… a Dark Akatsuki….”

Masahiko nodded slightly, “The Land of Iron will make Yahiko’s Akatsuki stronger. It seems that the destruction of this country has helped Yahiko a lot. Luck is a talent too…

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