Konoha Hypocrite - Chapter 102
Hiruzen Sarutobi valued Uchiha Tunan even more in his heart. He immediately consoled,
“Tunan, you have experienced too little after all.”
“If you were born in my era, you would find that death is just a very common thing.”
“Almost every once in a while, there would be less familiar faces around here.”
“Too many people I know have died.”
“According to what you said, I am also an ominous person.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi’s words seemed to have an effect. Uchiha Tunan said weakly, “Really… Isn’t it because of me?”
Hiruzen Sarutobi smiled and said, “It’s okay. When you have enough power, you can protect the people you want to protect.”
As he spoke, he approached Uchiha Tunan again and reached out to stroke his hair.
This time, Uchiha Tunan did not dodge, but stared at Hiruzen Sarutobi with grateful eyes.
After a while, Hiruzen Sarutobi and Uchiha Tunan came to the fence and looked down at Konoha.
Facing the light of dawn, both of them seemed to relax.
Hiruzen Sarutobi asked,
“How have you been recently?”
Uchiha Tunan thought for a moment and said,
“I’m fine. All along, only the Great Elder has been a bit better to me in the clan.”
“The others… i don’t know why, but they always look at me with strange eyes.”
“Silly child, because they think you are my people, they don’t like you.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi chuckled.
“The people of the Uchiha clan are like this. They are arrogant and don’t like to be close to others.”
“What’s wrong? Do I have anything on me?”
Suddenly, Hiruzen Sarutobi found that Uchiha Tunan was staring at his clothes, and even leaned his head over to take a sniff.
“Hokage sama, your clothes are dirty.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi remembered that he had been feeling bored during this period of time, so he had been wearing this imperial robe without changing.
With a slightly embarrassed face, he said, “It doesn’t matter. I still have something to change in the office. When I go back tonight, I will wash this clothes.”
Unexpectedly, Uchiha Tunan said with a serious face, “Hokage sama, you have worked hard in the village for a day. How can you put your mind on washing clothes and such chores?”
Hiruzen Sarutobi waved his hand and said, “It doesn’t matter. It’s just a small matter.”
But Uchiha Tunan directly reached out and pulled Hiruzen Sarutobi’s imperial robe and said, “Hokage sama, take it off. I’ll go back and wash it and bring it to you.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi couldn’t refuse Uchiha Tunan’s good intentions, so he took the opportunity to take off his royal robe.
Next, the two of them casually chatted for a while.
Seeing that it was about time, Hiruzen Sarutobi left the Hokage Rock and headed to the office in the Hokage building.
In the evening, Hiruzen Sarutobi finished his work and just returned to the Sarutobi clan.
He saw that Uchiha Tunan was holding a folded royal robe, squatting there and burying his head on it.
At this time, a ninja of the Sarutobi clan who was patrolling outside the clan happened to pass by Hiruzen Sarutobi. He immediately pointed to Uchiha Tunan and said,
“Hokage sama, that little guy is here to find you. He has been squatting since morning.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi nodded and walked up to Uchiha Tunan. He coughed lightly and said, “Tunan, why are you here?”
Uchiha Tunan stood up and his eyes lit up when he saw Hiruzen Sarutobi.
Then, he quickly handed the neatly folded royal robe to Hiruzen Sarutobi and said,
“Hokage Sama, I have washed your clothes.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi took the royal robe and nodded. “Thank you. Why didn’t you send it to the office?”
Uchiha Tunan smiled and scratched his head.
“This is not a big deal. It is not good for me to disturb your work.”
At this moment, Uchiha Tunan’s belly rang.
Uchiha Tunan blushed and smiled awkwardly, not daring to look at Hiruzen Sarutobi.
The corners of Hiruzen Sarutobi’s mouth curled up slightly. Presumably, this child was only focused on waiting for him here and had not even eaten lunch.
Thus, he patted Uchiha Tunan on the shoulder and said with concern, “Come in and have a meal.”
Hearing this, Uchiha Tunan immediately raised his head and said with a face full of joy, “Can I? I won’t disturb your rest, will I?”
Hiruzen Sarutobi chuckled and shook his head. “It’s fine. It’s just an extra pair of chopsticks.”
Uchiha Tunan followed behind Hiruzen Sarutobi and swaggered into the Sarutobi clan’s territory.
If his guess was correct, Uchiha Tunan might be the first Uchiha to enter the Sarutobi Clan’s territory.
The courtyard that Hiruzen Sarutobi lived in was bigger than the Great Elder’s courtyard.
There was a flower bed in the middle of the courtyard. In the flower bed stood a very good-looking Zen Garden However, looking at it, the owner of the courtyard did not seem to have trimmed it.
The lawn on both sides of the path was also full of weeds and various plants, giving people a messy feeling.
The two of them walked into the house. Uchiha Tunan looked at them curiously and asked,
“Hokage sama, are you the only one in your house?”
Hiruzen Sarutobi was slightly startled. He looked at the photos placed in the living room and nodded a little desolately.
“Yes, I’m alone.”
“You sit for a while, I’ll go and cook.”
Uchiha Tunan quickly pulled Hiruzen Sarutobi’s sleeve and frowned:
“Hokage sama, how can you do this kind of work? Let me do it.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi hesitated for a moment, but these days there were many things that made him feel physically and mentally exhausted, so he took the opportunity to say: “Alright, then I’ll have to trouble you.”
A happy smile appeared on Uchiha Tunan’s face. He went to the kitchen and opened the refrigerator.
He reached out to take out the frozen meat and smelled it. He frowned and said,
“This meat is no longer fresh. Eating it is not good for the stomach. It is time to throw it away.”
Then, he fiddled with the vegetables inside and took out a type of vegetable. He shook his head and said,
“It is not easy to sleep after eating this dish tonight.”
He simply filtered out the ingredients in the fridge and then took out the ingredients needed for tonight.
Uchiha Tunan placed all kinds of seasonings in front of his nose and sniffed them. He also checked the shelf life.
“Hokage Sama, this soy sauce has expired.”
“I’m going out to buy a new bottle.”
Uchiha Tunan held a bottle of soy sauce in his hand and waved it at Hiruzen Sarutobi who was staring blankly at the photo in the living room. Then, he quickly walked out.
Hiruzen Sarutobi reached out and touched the photo. Then, he raised his head and sighed. He muttered,
“Has it expired? I really didn’t pay attention to it.”
Ever since what happened a while ago, Hiruzen Sarutobi had been absent-minded. When he had work, he would try to stabilize his mind and work.
When he had no work to do, he would sit in a chair and stare blankly. His mind would often recall the times when he was with his two sons.
It was as if Shinnosuke and Asuma were still playing in front of him.
But when he came back to his senses, all of this turned into bubbles again.
There was an unspeakable pain in Hiruzen Sarutobi’s heart. Looking at the photo in his hand, he finally sighed.
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