Konoha Hypocrite - Chapter 113
The captain of the patrol team looked in the direction where Uchiha Tunan left and fell into deep thought.
Suddenly, his teammate patted his shoulder and said, “Captain, what are you thinking about?”
The captain was shocked and sighed, “It’s nothing. I just don’t know if some things are right or wrong.”
The team member looked a little sad. He sighed and said, “Actually, you guessed it too, right?”
The few of them were silent for a long time. They wanted to say something, but they swallowed it back.
In the end, it was still the captain who spoke up,
“Don’t make it public. After all, this is just a guess.”
Outside the ancestral hall.
More than a dozen members of the garrison guarded all directions, keeping the entire ancestral hall tightly guarded.
Uchiha Tunan came to the door and stopped. He panted and said loudly,
“How is Shishui?”
The guard at the door coldly said,
“Shishui is fine. He also awakened the Sharingan.”
Uchiha Tunan immediately exclaimed in disbelief,
“What! He awakened the Sharingan?”
As soon as he finished speaking, the crying sound coming from the ancestral hall clearly stopped.
Finished speaking, Uchiha Tunan wanted to enter the ancestral hall.
However, the guards at the door tried to stop him.
Uchiha Tunan said anxiously, “Let me in.”
“Let Tunan in.” The Great Elder’s voice came from the ancestral hall.
Uchiha Tunan had just walked into the ancestral hall.
He saw seven corpses covered in white cloth in the ancestral hall.
The parents of these dead children all knelt down beside their children.
Either wailed, or wept in a deep voice.
Uchiha, Fuyue, and the Great Elder sat in the innermost room.
At this time, Shishui was lying in the Great Elder’s arms and sobbing non-stop.
These children were all his best playmates, but now they were all lying on the ground unconscious.
The young Shishui suddenly lost his friend, and the pain in his heart was no less than that of the others.
The atmosphere in the entire hall was very gloomy, and there were a few women who were sobbing miserably.
The Great Elder looked down at Shishui, and then looked up at Uchiha Tunan who walked in.
A trace of suspicion flashed through his eyes, but in order to avoid conflict, the Great Elder concealed that kind of gaze.
At this time, Great Elder was very suspicious whether Uchiha Tunan was optimistic about Shishui’s talent and wanted to use the death of his companions to stimulate Shishui to awaken his Sharingan.
This was to let Shishui grow quickly.
But this was only a suspicion after all, and even if it was Uchiha Tunan who did it, Great Elder would not be able to expose it.
After all, there was nothing wrong with Uchiha Tunan doing this.
In order to strengthen the Uchiha clan, a small sacrifice was still acceptable.
The Great Elder immediately said in a deep voice, “Tunan, you are here.”
Uchiha Tunan frowned and looked at the corpses on the ground. On the cold ground lay small bodies.
His eyes revealed a deep look of pity, and then he bowed to Uchiha, Fuyue, and the Great Elder,
Then, he immediately asked,
“Patriarch, have you found out who did it?”
Uchiha Fuyue said with a serious face, “The people of the clan are still investigating. There are no clues for the time being. It might just be an accident.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the parents of the children all raised their heads, their eyes wide with disbelief.
The parents of one of the children immediately said sadly,
“Patriarch! All seven children are drowning. And you said it was an accident?!”
“It has been sunny these days, the water level should be low.”
Uchiha Fuyue was slightly stunned. He just said that there was a possibility of accidents.
However, when he thought of the death of their children, he was too excited.
He did not blame them.
“This matter needs to be investigated carefully. Don’t be too sad. Find a time to bury the children.”
Perhaps Uchiha Tunan’s words outside the ancestral hall were heard by these parents.
One of the parents raised his head and stared straight at the Great Elder.
“Great Elder, I have a question. Did Shishui go to the river today?”
The Great Elder raised his eyebrows when he heard this. He also roughly guessed the meaning of the parent asking this. He nodded and said, “He went, but I took Shishui away.”
As soon as his voice fell, the other parents also raised their heads and looked at the Great Elder with suspicious eyes.
The Great Elder suddenly took Shishui away, and the companions who were playing with Shishui had an accident.
If this was not done by the Great Elder, then he must know something.
“Great Elder, I want to ask you, why did you suddenly take Shishui away?”
Several parents asked together, and the Great Elder did not know what to say.
Could it be that he suspected that Tunan was going to make a move on Shishui?
Could this be said?
Not only would no one believe it, but it would also cause Uchiha Tunan to dislike him.
He stuck between a rock and a hard place.
The Great Elder coughed lightly and said, “That is because Shishui has not finished his homework.”
Suddenly, a parent said to Shishui,
“Shishui, is what your grandfather said true?”
Shishui heard someone asking him. He turned around, wiped his tears, and nodded.
“Then what did you do at home?”
As soon as this question was asked, the Great Elder’s heart skipped a beat. He hurriedly looked at Shishui, hoping that he would not speak nonsense.
Shishui was also suddenly puzzled.
He had not noticed it just now, but now he remembered that his grandfather had lied.
Why did his grandfather lie?
Uchiha, Shishui, immediately raised his head and looked at the Great Elder.
However, the Great Elder did not give Shishui any hints in front of everyone, but his face was slightly gloomy.
Anyone who was about to be exposed would also be like this, let alone Uchiha.
Seeing that his grandfather did not give him a hint and was unwilling to lie from the bottom of his heart, Shishui hemmed and hawed to tell the truth.
Thus, he said weakly, “I… I’m going to sleep.”
As soon as these words came out, those parents approached the Great Elder at the same time, glaring at the Great Elder.
“Great Elder, your family’s Shishui is very talented. He has awakened two magatama.”
The First Elder sensed the hostility of the crowd and immediately pulled a long face. He shouted,
“Shut up. Are you suspecting me?!”
“I don’t dare.”
“We just want the truth.”
“Our child died miserably. No matter what, we have to get an explanation.”
Seeing that the situation was not right, Uchiha Fuyue quickly pulled away the parents and persuaded,
“The truth has not been found out.”
“I understand how you feel, but you can’t jump to conclusions just because of speculation.”
“Don’t worry, I will definitely investigate this matter thoroughly and give you an explanation.”
“Let’s bury the children first.”
Seeing that Uchiha and Fuyue had said so, although everyone was unwilling in their hearts, they did not dare to do anything to the Great Elder without sufficient evidence.
After all, the ones with the most authority in the Uchiha clan were the Great Elder and Uchiha, Fuyue.
They were not the higher-ups of the clan, so there would be no result if they continued to ask.
They could only pick up the corpse of their child and leave the ancestral hall.
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