Chapter 8

“Remind me again why we’re wasting our time like this?” Naruto found himself agreeing with Uchiha Sasuke again – something which was fast becoming a dangerous trend. Painting some rich merchant’s house did not exactly seem like an especially useful expenditure of their time, especially considering the reason why Naruto needed to become stronger. Contrary … Continue reading Chapter 8

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Chapter 7

“He’s late.” Sakura sounded disbelieving, though perhaps not quite as disbelieving as she had been yesterday, or the day before that. The three of them had been waiting on one of the simple wooden bridges spanning the river running through Konoha since six in the morning, having had to crawl from their beds only half-conscious … Continue reading Chapter 7

Chapter 5

“As of today, you are all ninja. To get here you faced many trials and hardships, but what comes next will be far more difficult…” The chūnin delivering the standard-issue academy graduation speech was not anyone Naruto knew, nor cared to know. The last he heard, Iruka-sensei was in the hospital undergoing extensive surgery, and … Continue reading Chapter 5