Three days later, at night, the Nara Clan.
Masahiko and Nara Shikaku sat down playing Shogi, while Shikamaru watched the game by the side, serving both of them tea.
“Shogi is fun.” Masahiko smiled.
“Not while playing with you.”
“Of course, the Nara didn’t even exist when I started playing Shogi.”
It has been years since Masahiko played Shogi. The last time it was with his elder nephew… at the time, he lost against him, so he added 5 points, and crushed him again and again after his Shogi skills reached the LV8.
After his arrogant nephew passed away, he had never touched this stuff again. An hour ago, his hands were itchy, so when he came to Shikaku’s house and found the father teaching his son Shogi, he participated.
At first, he lost a set because of carelessness, but after he got serious, Shikaku was no longer his opponent. However, Shikaku could hold him back for a while, and it’s estimated that his level isn’t far from LV8…
“Shikaku’s growth is over, but Shikamaru may surpass me in a few years… Humph, a mere junior, you will never beat me.”
“Elder, is there a reason behind this later visit?” Shikaku pondered.
Masahiko smiled and said, “Last time when I came to the Ninja Academy, I met your smart kid, Shikamaru, so I told him I will come to visit you guys, I can’t just break such a promise, right?”
“Thank you ancestor for the praise! Here’s your tea!” Shikamaru handed over the teacup.
Masahiko laughed, took a sip, then put it down. Ever since he drank Coca-Cola in his spiritual space, the tea has become dull…
Shikaku suddenly said, “I lost.”
Masahiko was taken aback, frowned, and looked at the board for a long time before nodding slightly.
Although his Shogi skill is better than Shikaku’s, his calculation ability is way inferior. Masahiko has to admit that even though his Yin Release is LV10, his IQ is still slightly inferior to Shikaku’s…
“Shikaku, I need to ask you something.” Masahiko stopped Shikaku from re-arranging the board.
“There’s a person that often looks suspicious to me, but I can’t confirm whether there’s something wrong with him, what should I do?”
Ever since he bought Ramen from Teuchi three days ago, Masahiko has been spying on him every day, but in the end, he didn’t notice anything. Not only Teuchi but his wife and daughter were all ordinary people.
Shikaku pondered for a moment, “You said he always acts suspicious, why aren’t you sure that something is wrong with him?”
Masahiko smiled bitterly and shook his head. If it wasn’t for those many subjects on the subreddit about Rikudoo Teuchi in his past life, he would have confirmed a long time ago that there’s nothing wrong with Teuchi…
“Is this person that special?” Shikaku tentatively opened then waved his hand to let Shikamaru leave.
When Shikamaru left, Masahiko blinked and said, “It’s the boss of Ichiraku Ramen, Teuchi.”
“He?!” Shikaku was startled, “But he always been the boss of the Ichiraku Ramen, all he did since I was a kid, is selling Ramen!”
“I have a daughter named Sara, you know that right? He taught her how to make Ramen, then she fell in love with making it. Now she’s 32 years old, and she hasn’t married yet. This makes me worry… ahem! That, and the mental shocks from two nights ago, you noticed how everyone lost conscious right? Well, he didn’t and in the morning, he opened his store as if nothing happened, and…”
Masahiko said then paused, “Do you understand why I doubt him?”
“So…” Shikaku took a sip out of his tea, “It seems that… either he really has a problem, or you think too much.”
Masahiko nodded, then pursed his lips, and immediately wanted to destroy the Nara Clan…
“Don’t worry, I haven’t finished yet.” Shikaku could feel Masahiko’s anger, and he quickly added, “If he really is making trouble and repeatedly exposes it in front of you, is it possible that it was intentional? Is it possible that he’s teasing… you?”
After saying this, Shikaku shook his head again, “This possibility is too small. With your strength, no one would dare to do such a thing. So I think, it’s just that you’re… thinking too much?”
Masahiko ignored the last comment, and was lost in thought, “He’s teasing me? Yes, it seemed like he’s teasing me? If he dared to do it, then he’s sure that I’m not his opponent, right? Am I still weak? Can he really beat me this easily…”
“But I can’t know it until I fight him! This guy is underestimating me. I will at least be able to punch him in the face before he defeats me!” Masahiko stood up abruptly, frightening Shikaku.
“Elder, calm down! You’re just imagining things, he’s just a commoner! And if he really is a bad guy, who has a plan to destroy the world, he wouldn’t be doing it in Konoha!”
Masahiko took a deep breath, “Yes, I calmed down. The world is so beautiful, but I’m so irritable. This is not good, not good.”
The clash with the Six Paths six days ago made Masahiko a bit irritated.
After finally calming down, Masahiko turned his head and said, “Don’t worry, I won’t make a rushed decision. No matter how Teuchi’s planning to do, he won’t involve his wife and daughter in it… huh? No, if he’s really that strong. Why wouldn’t his daughter be qualified to be a ninja?”
Shikaku smiled bitterly, “As I said, the most likely thing is that you’re thinking too much.”
Masahiko pondered for a moment, “I’ll think about it again. I can’t just let this go. He has made a lot of mistakes before me… If there’s no new information, I will come to you for advice again!”
Shikaku nodded, “You can come whenever you want!”
Masahiko blinked, “Also, don’t slander me in front of you kid again. Next time, I will beat Shikamaru in front of you!”
Shikaku was startled and was about to explain, but Masahiko disappeared.
“Shikamaru! Come over here!”
The sky was dark, Masahiko came out of the Nara Clan, then stood in front of Ichiraku Ramen’s closed door for a long time, raising his eyebrows, “If you’re really an ordinary person you wouldn’t have made this ancestor in such a loop. Why not just pretend you’re one of those Otsutsuki’s for fun?!”
“Grandpa, who are you talking to?” Kushina’s voice came from the side.
Masahiko was startled, then turned his head and said, “It’s so late, what are you doing here? Has the little princess slept?”
Kushina smiled, “She’s asleep, and Minato is watching her. I just came out to find you. You kept mumbling about Ichiraku Ramen these days, so I came out looking for you. I really didn’t expect you to really be here!”
Masahiko rolled his eyes, is it this obvious? It seems that I have been tangled for a long time…
“Looking for me… what’s so urgent, couldn’t you wait until I go back?
Kushina laughed, “It’s good news, I wanted you to know as soon as possible!
“Oh?” Masahiko was slightly excited.
“Guess what? The news came all the way from the Uzumaki Clan!”
Masahiko was startled, then he smiled, “I knew it! Finally… I thought they were going to drag it until I die… This is overwhelming!”