Konoha Hypocrite - Chapter 99
Uchiha Tunan adjusted his glasses, frowned, and said with a serious look,
“I didn’t feel anything wrong at first.”
“But after what happened that night, I deliberately flipped through his information again.”
“However, there was too little information about him. The only useful thing was these two photos.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi observed Uchiha Tunan’s serious expression. Seeing that Uchiha Tunan was so concerned about Shinnosuke, his mood eased a little.
His attitude towards Uchiha Tunan also improved a little.
Hiruzen Sarutobi nodded slightly and said,
“This photo looks like the same person. You should be able to see if he used the transformation technique, right?”
Uchiha Tunan said with a face full of certainty,
“He didn’t use the transformation technique, but after looking closely, I found that his eyes were not right.”
“I always felt that the eyes were the window of a person’s soul. Different people had different eyes.”
“The more I looked at the eyes of the person in this photo, the more I felt that his thoughts were very deep.”
“Could it be that… this Abe Akira is a fake?”
As Uchiha Tunan spoke, his speed became slower and slower, and his words revealed a trace of uncertainty.
Hiruzen Sarutobi was shocked when he heard this, and he picked up the photo again and carefully studied it.
After Uchiha Tunan’s reminder, Hiruzen Sarutobi also felt that the eyes of the people in the black and white photos were full of the sincerity of the middle-aged man.
However, in the other colorful photo, “Abe Akira” had a strange smile on his face, and his eyes reflected the danger and cruelty.
Hiruzen Sarutobi put down the photos and looked at Uchiha Tunan’s sincere eyes.
“It is indeed possible, but the interval between these two photos is at least thirty years. After years of accumulation, people will always change.”
“Do you think there is any other possibility?”
Uchiha Tunan pretended to recall and said,
“Although I don’t know much about the situation in the Daimyo mansion, on the morning of the second day after the incident, I seized the time to inquire about it through various channels.”
“He died. At that time, there were only Senior Shinnosuke and His Highness the First Prince in the room.”
“The two of them pointed out each other’s names.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi nodded and said, “Yes, this matter has already spread.”
“I believe that the one who killed the Daimyo is His Highness the First Prince.”
“According to my understanding of Senior Shinnosuke, I firmly believe that it is impossible for Senior Shinnosuke to do such a thing.”
“Even an upright person like him would disdain to lie about such a thing.”
When Hiruzen Sarutobi heard that Uchiha Tunan trusted his dead eldest son so much, he felt a little comforted.
Hearing this, he sighed and looked at Uchiha Tunan with a much gentler gaze.
“This matter is very complicated. Don’t tell anyone about it in the future. Continue talking about that Abe Akira.”
Speaking of this, Hiruzen Sarutobi felt very sad.
His son was dead, but he could not avenge him.
Whether it was the Daimyo or the higher-ups of Konoha, they would not allow him to find out the truth.
Because once he found out that it was really the Eldest Prince, he was in a dilemma.
Uchiha Tunan noticed the change in Hiruzen Sarutobi’s expression, hesitated for a moment, and said his other conjecture.
Could it be that Abe Akira is a spy from the enemy country, and used some method to bewitch the Eldest Prince?
He tried to use this method to provoke the relationship between the Daimyo and Konoha.
Of course, there is only this possibility.
Because I can only think that this matter will be good for the enemy country.
The Daimyo and Konoha are both victims.
As soon as his voice fell, Hiruzen Sarutobi was keenly aware of something. He took a drag and said,
“I know. You should go back and rest first.”
“You don’t have to worry about the rest.”
Uchiha Tunan did not say anything more and just replied, “Understood…”
Then he turned around and walked slowly towards the door.
Suddenly, Uchiha Tunan stopped and stood there motionless.
Hiruzen Sarutobi was about to look through the information when he saw that Uchiha Tunan was still standing at the door. He blew out a puff of smoke and said, “Tunan, do you have anything else to say?”
Uchiha Tunan lowered his head with his back to Hiruzen Sarutobi, his fists clenched tightly.
Looking from behind, Uchiha Tunan’s body trembled slightly, as if he was trying his best to restrain something. He said with a sad expression,
“Hokage sama, you must be very sad right now.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi took a deep drag on his cigarette with a blank expression, not saying anything.
With a look of reminiscence, Uchiha Tunan said in a calm tone,
“Senior Shinnosuke is very good to me. I am not familiar with this place in Fire Capital. He has always been the one who took care of me.”
“He was worried that I was young and was bullied by my superior, so he specially introduced me to the supervisory minister.”
“He worked so hard and even taught me ninjutsu from time to time.”
The more Uchiha Tunan spoke, the more excited he became, and his voice began to tremble slightly.
“I know that Asuma doesn’t like me. Senior Shinnosuke often scolds Asuma for me.”
As he spoke, Uchiha Tunan raised his hand, took off his glasses, and used his fingers to wipe away a tear drop from the corner of his eyes.
Hiruzen Sarutobi smoked faster and faster, continuously sucking on the pipe.
The smoke covered his face, making it impossible to see his expression.
“Senior Shinnosuke also said that after the Fire Capital mission is over, we can wait for the Fire Capital mission to be completed.”
“He planned to start a family and let me be his child’s teacher in the future.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi had used this move against Uchiha Tunan before.
The essence lies in acting and spread the feeling of heartache
Today, Uchiha Tunan wanted to let him know what it meant to feel the same.
Don’t you like your son?
Coincidentally, your son and I like each other.
Listening to Uchiha Tunan’s words, images of Shinnosuke from birth to adulthood flashed through Hiruzen Sarutobi’s eyes.
His eyes gradually became cloudy and red.
“But now, he’s dead… and he was framed to death!”
Uchiha Tunan gritted his teeth and tears rolled down his face.
It seemed to be angry and sad.
“Don’t say anymore!”
Hiruzen Sarutobi’s heart seemed to be pinched by a pair of giant hands, and the pain was unbearable.
He was deeply afraid that his emotions were out of control, so he quickly took a deep breath to adjust his emotions, but because the smoke was too thick, he choked and coughed twice.
Uchiha Tunan raised his head, wiped his eyes with the back of his hand, and then put on his glasses.
Taking a deep breath, he turned to Hiruzen Sarutobi and forced a smile,
“Sorry, Hokage sama.”
“Senior Shinnosuke told me that I must control my emotions, and I can not cry in any situation.”
Speaking of this, Hiruzen Sarutobi only felt the sadness in his heart gush out, and his eyes turned sour.
He immediately reached out to support his forehead, and a drop of tears slid down from the corner of his eyes to the tip of his nose.
Seeing this, Uchiha Tunan was startled, quickly stepped forward, and reached out his trembling hand, as if he wanted to wipe away Hiruzen Sarutobi’s tears.
“Hokage sama, what’s wrong with you…”
Hiruzen Sarutobi quickly blinked his eyes, rubbed his nose and said, “Nothing, I smoked too fast and smoked my eyes.”
Uchiha Tunan said in a panic,
“Hokage Sama, don’t cry… Don’t cry… I…”
At this point, Uchiha Tunan quickly retracted his hand, pushed his glasses to his forehead, and rubbed his eyes repeatedly with his other hand.
He said with an extremely suppressed sobbing tone,
“It’s all my fault. I’m an ominous person.”
“It’s destined that the people around me will leave me one by one.”
Hiruzen Sarutobi looked up at the sky and sighed. He stabilized his emotions and consoled Uchiha Tunan,
“Child, it’s fine.”
“The matter with Shinnosuke had already happened.”
“The whereabouts of Asuma was currently unknown.”
“I know that what happened in the capital of fire is a big blow to you.”
“Now is not the time to be sad. I will find a way to investigate this matter thoroughly.”
“You should go back and rest for a while. Don’t think about this anymore.”
As he spoke, Hiruzen Sarutobi stood up and stretched out his hand, gently patting Uchiha Tunan on the shoulder.
Uchiha Tunan still covered his eyes with his hand, and his body twitched. He pretended to be strong and said,
“Hokage Sama, please don’t be sad. Konoha needs you, and the truth will come to light.”
I will go first…
After that, he quickly turned and left the office, as if he did not want Hiruzen Sarutobi to see his weak appearance.
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