Konoha, in a motel room, Kimimaru and Haku sat there, waiting quietly.
After a while, the door got gently pushed open, and Naito came in, closing it behind him, then walked aside and sat down.
“Naito-Sama, you’re back.”
Naito nodded, took the cup of tea on the table, then took a sip, then his expression changed as if he was thinking about something.
Haku and Kimimaru didn’t dare to disturb him and kept sitting there quietly.
Naito groaned for a while before returning to his senses, then suddenly smiled and said: “Since I’ve already done it, I will help until the end. There’s no reason to leave behind unfinished work.”
Haku looked at Kimimaru, and the latter shrugged. Naito was obviously talking to himself.
It was already morning, but Konoha wasn’t as calm as always, with three parties making a lot of noise.
On one side, the Cloud Shinobi, who each one of them looked aggressive and terrifying.
The other side, Konoha Shinobi led by Sarutobi, who had a low expression on his face.
The last party was formed by the Hyuga Clan, and the head of the Clan himself, Hiashi Hyuga, was leading them.
At this time, Hinata was hiding weakly behind Hiashi. The aggression from both sides made her feel scared.
Hinata’s behave and appearance has made a lot of the elders from the Hyuga Clan frown, this is not how a leader should look. How would they inherit the Clan to such a person in the future?
However, Hinata was still young, only three years old, and may gradually become better in the future.
“We don’t care, Konoha must give us compensation immediately!”
The Cloud’s leader spoke sharply. If it was any other time, Sarutobi would have already taught him a lesson, but this time, he could only frown.
He took a glance at Hiashi, then Sarutobi shouted: “What do you want?”
“Hand over the killer!”
The leader sneered, saying: “Our comrade died here on your lands, but you still asking us this? Of course, we want the murdered!”
“If you don’t respond to our demands, then the Cloud Village won’t hesitate to attack Konoha, war will break out.”
Sarutobi kept listening, but when he heard the word war, he couldn’t help but frown; this matter should be handled with caution.
Although Konoha wasn’t afraid of the Cloud, war should always be avoided.
After successive deaths such as Danzo, Sakumo, and Orochimaru’s defection… Konoha got weakened too much, and it will be challenging to fight against them.
It is much likely that the battle between them will also be the fuel for the Fourth World War. Although Sarutobi is not afraid to play with the Cloud, he can’t just bet on war, because he cannot afford to lose the gamble.
After all, the Cloud Shinobi died in Konoha, no matter what his purpose was, the Cloud will never acknowledge it, and they will focus on the point that he got killed in Konoha.
Sarutobi but think seriously about answering their demands. The matter is very clear. The Cloud Shinobi wanted to get his hands on the Byakugan and got killed by the Hyuga.
Since the issue lies with the Hyuga Clan, let them then surrender a ‘murderer.’ This way, the matter will be resolved, and he will be able to weaken the strength of the Hyuga Clan. This is like killing two birds with one stone.
Thinking of this, Sarutobi turned to look at Hiashi and said: “Hiashi, there’s no other way, we must respond to their demands… You should surrender yourself.”
After Konoha’s Shinobi arrived, only Hiashi was standing there with Hinata on the field. It’s not difficult to speculate that he was the one who killed that Shinobi to save his daughter.
The Cloud ninja came quickly and recovered the body of that Shinobi, they failed to figure out the specific reason for his death, but every bone in his body was broken, it looked like he was attacked by a soft hand technique user.
In this case, there was no room for doubt.
“Someone else has done it, I didn’t kill him.”
Hiashi shouted with a firm expression.
“It’s clear that you’re the one who killed our leader!”
The Cloud ninjas screamed at Hiashi. Hinata behind him looked frightened, while she was grabbing her father’s clothes tightly.
Hiashi didn’t have time to comfort her, and stared at the Cloud Shinobi coldly, saying: “It’s not me who killed him, how many times do I need to repeat myself, so you could understand? If I had killed that man who wanted to cause pain to my family, I would have already admitted it!”
“But you said someone else has killed him!”
“Yes, point it out for us then!”
The Cloud ninjas have already foreseen such a situation a long ago. They knew that the relationship between Konoha and the major clans was very poor.
They knew that Sarutobi will force the Hyuuga to choose one of their clansmen. Of course, the latter wouldn’t have wasted such an opportunity to weaken the Hyuga.
“Hiashi! Only you and Hinata were present at the time. You can’t say that your daughter has killed him!”
Sarutobi stared at Hiashi as his attitude became extremely aggressive.
The Cloud Shinobi followed and stared at him, and for a second, the momentum seemed to get heavier.
If he was an ordinary person, he would have collapsed from such a momentum, but Hiashi was the head of the Hyuga clan, and he had a heart of a steal.
“Even if you’re the head clan of the Hyuga, you must pay with your life for killing our leader! You can’t just say that this little girl has killed him.” The Shinobi shouted at Hiashi.
“I said I didn’t kill him.”
Hiashi replied firmly again. He didn’t know what to say else, Naito has saved his daughter, and he wouldn’t just put the blame on him; although, he knew that no one would be stupid enough offend him, that if they would even believe him…
What should he do, continue on resisting, or saying it was Naito?
The Shinobi stared at him, then took out his weapon: “If it’s not you, then who killed him? You must give us an explanation! Who dared to kill our leader?!”
Facing the fierce of the Cloud Shinobi, Hinata got startled, and hide behind her father, who was watching these men walking toward him step by step.
Hinata grabbed her father’s hand tightly, while she looked extremely frightened, fearing that they will kill him because of her.
At that moment, a hand suddenly patted her little head, as if it to calm her.
But this wasn’t Hiashi’s hand, it came from behind her.
Hinata froze for a moment, then couldn’t help but turn around to see someone who she didn’t know.
His face was calm and safe, which made her heart somehow get settled a little.
“Don’t be afraid.”
Naito smiled at Hinata slightly, then walked past her to the forefront, and glanced at the Cloud Shinobi.
It was at the moment when Naito appeared, all the actions and expressions of everyone got suddenly stagnant!
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