Naruto was sitting in class listening to his favorite teacher.
"Now remember class that ninja are masters of stealth and violence. They are famed throughout the Elemental Lands for committing such acts as assassination, theft, abduction, and extortion." Iruka lectured.
"Does that mean that someday we'll get to murder, steal, and kidnap people sensei?" A random student asked.
"Don't be stupid!" Iruka yelled at him. "We're Leaf Ninja! The good guys! Obviously we would never do those sorts of things!"
"But… but… you just said that ninja…"
"I meant other ninja obviously." Iruka said. "Obviously though we are ninja too, that doesn't mean we act like all the other ninja in the world."
The student was clearly confused. "Uh, why not sensei?"
"Because we are the good guys, and the good guys never ever do anything that could be considered evil or morally questionable under any circumstance. Were you not paying attention?"
The alarm had just sounded ending the Bell Test.
"Sensei!" Naruto called out dropping to his knees. "Even though it means I'll have to go back to the Academy please let Sasuke and Sakura pass."
Sasuke came over to Naruto and put a hand on his shoulder. "You know what Naruto you're okay. From now on let's be friends."
"Sure. Even though I spent our entire time in class ignoring and belittling you I suddenly realize you have heart and I want us to be pals from now on. Oh, and so you know I've always secretly admired and wanted to be friends with you; I was just too emotionally closed off to come out and admit it until now."
"I agree with whatever Sasuke says!" Sakura declared. "I'll be platonic friends with you Naruto!"
(From some nearby bushes a girl with thick glasses and her hair in a ponytail watched sighing sadly.)
"I'm so glad to see you three have learned about the power of friendship and teamwork." Kakashi said wiping away a tear. "My best friend Obito, who gave me his eye and is in a coma, would be very happy to hear that. You all pass!"
There was much rejoicing.
They were on the bridge in Wave Country following their epic fight.
Gato and all his men were in hand cuffs and being led away. All it had taken was finding a single key piece of evidence to assure the multi billionaire with countless politician and judges in his pocket could be dealt with through legal means.
After pulling out the last of the ten spears that had been in Zabuza's back Kakashi was bandaging the wounds.
"It's amazing how they all missed your vital organs." Kakashi noted.
"I'm just lucky I guess." Zabuzza noted.
"I'm also really sorry about driving my raikiri into Haku's heart like that."
"Don't worry about it Kakashi, he's just in a coma. I'm sure he'll be fine."
"I'm glad you and Haku will be joining us as Leaf ninja, once he gets out of his coma of course."
Kakashi, Guy, Asuma, Ibiki, Jiraiya and others were standing about the body of their fallen Hokage who had just defeated Orochimaru and helped save the village. When…
"He's alive!" Jiraiya cried out.
"But how?" Ibiki asked incredulously. "He had his soul ripped out by a shinigami. He was definitely dead."
"Obviously he got better." Asuma said as he picked his father up in his arms. "I have to get him to a hospital before he slips into a coma."
After the fighting Naruto and Sasuke were standing atop the Hokage Monument looking out over the village that was lying in ruins. More than half the village was completely destroyed.
Naruto sighed. "I'm just glad that not one single person died."
"Yeah." Sasuke agreed.
One week later the village was completely repaired and life was back to normal without any apparent trauma to any of the participants. That included Sarutobi who despite having his soul ripped from his body was just fine.
At the Valley of the End Naruto and Sasuke faced each other.
"How can you do this Sasuke?" Naruto demanded. "Aren't we friends?"
"I need power Naruto! To kill Itachi I have to have more power no matter what the price!"
"If that is what you truly believe then kill me Sasuke."
Naruto stood there with arms to the side defenseless.
Sasuke activated his chidori and stared at Naruto for a long moment.
At last he allowed the chidori to fade out.
"There is no way I could kill my best friend," Sasuke sighed. "Thanks for showing me the light Naruto. I'll come back to the village now."
Sasuke was brought before Sarutobi.
"Sasuke, you abandoned your village, attempted to defect to our most dangerous enemy, put the lives of your friends and comrades in serious jeopardy, and committed all these crimes of your own free will. You are guilty of treason which carries the sentence of death. What do you have to say for yourself?"
"That I am really, really sorry and it probably won't ever happen again."
"Well I guess that's good enough."
There was much rejoicing.
"Na… Naruto-kun I lo… love you." Hinata declared.
Naruto stared at her with his jaw open. Hinata had replaced her horn rimmed glassed with contacts, changed her pony tail to letting her thick black hair hang naturally, and most importantly had replaced her usual bulky jacket with a skin tight black leotard which showed off her amazing body.
"Hinata is that you?" Naruto gasped.
"I… I know I'm not beautiful with this perfect skin, hour glass figure, and especially with these oversized yet firm breasts. I am completely in love with you though. Could you ever possibly return my feelings?"
Naruto gulped. "Even though I've only ever acknowledged you as a friend up until now seeing how hot you are I suddenly realize I've always been in love with you."
"Yeah. Want to go someplace and make out?"
There was much rejoicing.