Outside the Land of Iron.
Masahiko jumped on the spaceship with the three kids and slowly lifted it into the air, waving goodbye to Mifune and the others.
The wind and snow were blocked by the spacecraft’s protection. As the spacecraft rose up, the panorama of the Land of Iron gradually appeared in front of a few people.
“It turned out that Land of Iron is really beautiful. Karin muttered. It was cold before, so how could she care to watch the scenery.
“I told you before that I’m taking you to watch some beautiful scenery.” Masahiko smiled and controlled the spaceship straight up. The three mountains and in her eyes became smaller and smaller, until they disappeared completely, leaving only a vast land and… clouds?
Karin’s face turned white, and she quickly shrank into the middle of the spaceship. If they fall, she will turn into… Harissa.
Haku wasn’t afraid of heights and looked around with his telescope. Kimimaro didn’t look like he cared about any of this and pulled out his bone to play with it. This journey of spiritual practice made him encounter many opponents that he wanted to defeat.
Even though the spacecraft reached this height, it hadn’t stopped its ascent, and Karin finally noticed that something was wrong.
“Elder, didn’t you say you want to return to the Land of Whirlpools? This is to… Huh?! Is that the moon?”
Masahiko smiled and nodded, “To finish this spiritual journey strong, I decided to take you to the moon for a ride. It might not be a pleasant surprise, but it’s unexpected, isn’t it?”
When Haku and Kimimaro heard what he said, they quickly looked up.
“Elder, can people stand firm… on the moon?”
Masahiko smiled, “Of course, there’s a lot of complicated astronomy knowledge involved here, um… but I won’t say more. You wouldn’t understand anyway.”
Karin rolled her eyes.
Masahiko gave her a “try say something, and I will turn you into Harissa” look.
“Gravity and orbits, well, they have a connection, okay?” Masahiko was a bit distressed, “I told you, you won’t understand.”
When the spaceship stopped on the surface of the moon and the group finally stood on its surface, Masahiko was surprised to find that his castle was near the landing point of the spaceship.
“So if you jump from the castle to the ground, you will probably fall around the Land of Iron?”
The three kids also noticed the castle and looked at each other with a sense of unreality on their faces.
Masahiko was happy when he noticed their expression. It really satisfied his “vanity.”
“Let’s go. I’ll take you to see my castle!”
“Is this… the God’s Kingdom?” Kimimaro murmured.
Karin didn’t say anything, which is extremely rare; after all, the castle is covering an area of one square kilometer, and it was quite spectacular.
“Elder, can I go in and take a look?”
“Yes, let’s go together.” Masahiko waved.
Two hours later, Masahiko controlled his spaceship and flew away from the moon.
Karin’s face was a bit reluctant, “Elder, if you come to the moon in the future, remember to notify me in advance. I have already selected my own room, and I want to bring a few things to decorate it next time. Oh, Kimimaro-Kun, I will give it to you if you want.”
Masahiko laughed and said, “So you actually didn’t plan to live together with Kimimaro in the room?”
Karin actually blushed and changed the topic, “Great Elder, there are hundreds of rooms there. Do you plan to bring people to live here?”
Masahiko turned his head, “I’m always worried that I won’t be able to live forever on earth. So I’m bringing Kushina, Nagato, Konan, descendants, grandchildren… Oh, yes, and a bunch of dead people.”
“Dead?” Karin’s mouth twitched.
Masahiko smiled without more explanation.
The spaceship slowly landed above the landing point near Konoha. Masahiko directly controlled its steering and flew towards the Land of Whirlpools.
“Elder, shall we go to Konoha to say hello to Aunt Kushina?”
Masahiko shook his head, “No, the holiday is in a few days, and Kushina and the others will return to the Land of the Whirlpools to celebrate the New Year.”
After that, there was nothing to say, and the spaceship moved at full speed until they reached the Hall of the Patriarch of the Land of the Whirlpools.
“Great Elder!” The two guards immediately bowed their heads to greet him, and then one of them turned around and reported to him.
Masahiko nodded and turned to Karin, “You go home first. Then meet me tomorrow at my old place.”
“Yes. Kimimaro, Haku, and Great Elder see you tomorrow.” Karin said and waved goodbye, then left.
“You two, don’t follow me either. Go to Sara and eat Ramen. I will be there later.” Masahiko continued.
“Yes, Great Elder.”
After dismissing the three kids, Nagato’s familiar voice emitted in Masahiko’s ear, “Yo, Sensei, you’re finally back.”
Masahiko titled his head slightly and looked at Nagato carefully. He hasn’t seen him for half a year, and he still looks the same.
“How are things going with that girl named Konan in the village?” Masahiko quipped.
Speaking of her name, Nagato’s eyes suddenly brightened, thinking about singing a few words, but he swallowed the words, remembering that the girl named Konan was right behind him.
“Sensei! You’re finally back!”
Masahiko smiled and nodded, “I’m back. Let’s go in and talk.”
In the hall of the Patriarch, Masahiko first asked the two about the current situation of the Land of Whirlpools, and the response he got was quite satisfying.
The population of the Land of Whirlpools finally broke the one million mark not long ago, and there are more than three thousand five hundred ninjas, of which more than half are ninjas from the Uzumaki Clan.
Although there is still a big gap compared with the nearly 10 million people in the Land of Fire, it’s not far from the other big lands.
Masahiko pondered for a moment, then turned to Nagato, “Next, we must encourage more civilians to become ninjas and strive to make the numbers exceed 4000 within three to five years.”
“Our population is still not enough. One million people are still the least among the big countries. Continue to encourage childbirth, and strive to make the population exceeds 1.5 million within three to five years!”
Nagato subconsciously wanted to nod his head to agree, but Konan hurriedly stopped him, “Sensei, this task… I’m afraid it’s a bit too hard to achieve.”
“How is it hard? One million people, every two, can give birth to one, that’s 500,000 in one year. Three to five years is already a long period!” Masahiko’s math was very neat.
Konan smiled helplessly, “Sensei, you can’t count like that. There are many old people and children among these million people. And because we’ve encouraging childbirth these years, many of the right-age men and women have more than two children in their families….”
Masahiko paused with a scheming smile: “Yes… and you two.”
Konan was taken aback and blushed immediately: “Sensei, you’re here again!”
Nagato scratched his head and smirked.
“Hahaha.” Seeing Konan’s expression, Masahiko laughed, “Okay, I won’t tease you anymore. Actually, I’m more curious. Will your offspring have purple hair, considering that you two have red and blue hair? It will be beautiful.”
Konan was taken aback and curiously asked, “Will it be like this? Is red and blue mixed into purple?”
Masahiko once again smiled and raised his eyebrows: “Don’t you believe it? What Sensei said is correct. If you don’t believe it, why don’t you try giving birth to one?”