Konoha Hypocrite - Chapter 98
Homura and Koharu quietly looked at each other and silently raised their hands.
Hiruzen Sarutobi immediately said in a low voice,
“Three to one. Vote passed. Immediately send ten small teams of the Anbu to the Fire Capital.”
Seeing that the situation was over, Danzo coldly snorted at Hiruzen Sarutobi,
“Hmph, Hiruzen, you have been blinded by anger.”
“If you do this, there will definitely be internal strife in the Fire Country. You will regret it sooner or later.”
After saying that, he turned and walked out.
Unexpectedly, Hiruzen Sarutobi’s eyes turned cold and he said with a gloomy face,
“Danzo, if you dare to step out of this door, I will initiate a vote to cancel your right to control Root.”
As soon as he finished speaking, Danzo stopped in his tracks and turned his head to stare at Hiruzen Sarutobi, his face full of disbelief: “You dare threaten me?”
Seeing this, Homura and Koharu hurriedly advised:
“Alright, Hiruzen, calm down.”
“Danzo, take a step back. His Highness is still not Daimyo yet.”
“Don’t ruin our relationship because of outsiders.”
The two of them were stuck in the middle, and it was not good.
Danzo snorted, but he still stood in place and did not leave.
In the end, he admitted defeat.
At this moment, someone knocked on the office door.
An Anbu came in, kneeling on one knee, and said,
“Hokage sama, the latest news from the Fire Capital was that last night, His Highness Second Prince was killed by His Highness Eldest Prince.”
“In addition, after two days of searching, we found traces of large-scale battle in the forest outside the Fire Capital.”
“According to the time, it coincided with the time when Asuma escaped from Fire Capital.”
As soon as he finished speaking, Hiruzen Sarutobi’s eyes widened, and he gasped for a few breaths before fainting.
“Hiruzen!” Danzo and the other two quickly held Hiruzen Sarutobi up.
Fortunately, Hiruzen Sarutobi only fainted for a short period of time. After a few breaths, he slowly woke up.
The first thing he said when he woke up was, “Where is Abe Akira?”
The Anbu knelt on the ground and reported unhurriedly, “After that great battle, Abe Akira disappeared without a trace, as if he had disappeared from the world.”
“According to the news from the Mansion, it is suspected that he used a forbidden technique, causing his life to be exhausted.”
“According to the information, Abe Akira is far stronger than Shinnosuke.”
“If such a person wants to hide, ordinary ninjas can not find him.”
“Moreover, according to the intelligence report, Abe Akira was at least over seventy years old.”
“If such an old man used such a terrifying forbidden technique, he probably wouldn’t be able to withstand the side effects at all.”
“It was very likely that he was already dead.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi couldn’t breathe in a single breath. He said unwillingly, “Even if he die, there must be a corpse.”
Today’s incident was a huge blow to him, making him somewhat unable to accept it.
Danzo turned around and sighed,
“Then send someone to search for traces of Abe Akira now.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi took a deep breath and closed his eyes. He waved his hand and said,
“Forget it. I should send more people to find Asuma.”
“I am tired. All of you go out and let me be alone.”
The three of them looked at each other and left the office tacitly, giving Hiruzen Sarutobi some space to be alone.
Originally, Hiruzen Sarutobi planned to capture Abe Akira and the Eldest Prince back to Konoha before dealing with them.
However, he didn’t expect the Eldest Prince to be so decisive and directly kill the Second Prince.
If he captured the Eldest Prince now, the Fire Country would no longer have its name.
A village and a country system was the first to rise in Konoha. If Hiruzen Sarutobi alone wanted to end this system, it would be opposed by everyone.
The number of civilians was much higher than that of Ninjas.
Moreover, there were so many loyal subordinates. Their overall strength was not comparable to Konoha, but their industries were spread throughout the world.
If they took the lead and turned to any big country, then Konoha would be in trouble.
Hiruzen Sarutobi was destined to not be able to capture the Eldest Prince, and could only vent his anger on Abe Akira.
However, Abe Akira did not say that he could not find his whereabouts, and he did not know whether he was alive or dead.
Hiruzen Sarutobi only felt a breath in his heart, and he felt extremely uncomfortable.
The only hope was that Asuma was not dead. Instead, he hid in a corner and was finally found by Konoha’s Ninjas.
Hiruzen Sarutobi sat alone in the chair, looking a little dazed.
The next day.
At the village entrance of Konoha, Uchiha Tunan had just crossed the barrier.
Three Anbu members appeared in front of him and said in a deep voice, “Uchiha Tunan, please go to the Hokage building immediately.”
Uchiha Tunan nodded and used the Body FlickerT echnique to leave.
The three members of the Anbu followed closely behind.
When he walked into the office, Uchiha Tunan saw Hiruzen Sarutobi, whose face was as gloomy as water, staring at him.
Uchiha Tunan’s gaze slightly collided with Hiruzen Sarutobi’s, and then he lowered his head with a sad face.
Hiruzen Sarutobi glanced behind Uchiha Tunan.
The three members of the Anbu behind Uchiha Tunan immediately understood and closed the door.
Uchiha Tunan walked to the desk with his head down.
He handed the mission list to Hiruzen Sarutobi, then took a few steps back and opened the distance.
It was as if he was afraid of something.
Hiruzen Sarutobi glanced down at the mission list and said in a low voice, “The mission failed.”
Uchiha Tunan pursed his lips and said, “He was kicked out.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi took a puff and was no longer as kind as he used to be. Instead, he said with a cold face, “Tell me about everything in Fire Capital. Tell me slowly. I will wait for you.”
Uchiha Tunan nodded and began to narrate unhurriedly,
“On the first day I went there, I found that there was something wrong with the vice-captain. Then…”
“After destroying the human trafficking organization, I saw that the orphans were pitiful, so I took them to the mansion to raise them.”
“Then, I sent people to investigate the other underground organizations…”
“That day, I posted a recruitment notice to find teachers for the orphans. Then, many people came, and one of them called himself Abe Akira…”
When Hiruzen Sarutobi heard this, he suddenly raised his eyebrows and found something wrong.
He immediately interrupted, after he hear that name.
Uchiha Tunan nodded. He took out two photos from his ninja backpack and handed them to Hiruzen Sarutobi.
“This is a photo of Abe Akira from a long time ago that I found.”
“This photo is for him to apply for a living proof.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi picked up the photo and looked at it.
A black and white photo and a colored photo.
Although the age difference between the two people in the photos was very big, it was not difficult to recognize them through their facial features.
It was indeed the same person.
However, Hiruzen Sarutobi kept comparing the two photos and frowned. He felt a little strange.
“It’s a little strange.”
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