A/N: Howdy y'all! This update is in honor of Passover and I guess Easter as well. Here is another chapter of Kit, i got lots of feed back on the last chapter. I really wanted to get this chapter out, since it shows what I think of zabuza's actions at the bridge. I hope y'all like this chapter, so please read and tell me what you think.
"Rest in peace. Both of you"
"NARUTO!" Of course there was no moment of silence. They were lucky for the whopping 30 seconds they got. Sakura was quickly approaching Naruto, fist drawn back ready to punch him with tears welling up in her eyes. "How could you mourn the enemies, while your teammate is dead!"
As Sakura reached him, her arm extending, he grabbed her fist and used her momentum to fling her over his head. She crash landed into a particularly messy part of the bridge. It was covered in five different men's blood and gore. Sakura did what most 12-year-old fan girls did in this situation. She let out an ear shattering scream.
After the scream stopped, Naruto began explaining himself. "Look Haruno. He's alive." Sakura shut up in record time and rushed over. Surprisingly, somehow, Kakashi and Naruto where able to keep up. Fan girls move fast when motivated properly.
As they arrived Naruto lectured "I thought you had the best academic grades. I dozed off a lot, but didn't we take at least some form of basic anatomy?"
Sakura merely nodded her head, wondering what he was talking about.
"The senbon punctured here and here." Naruto continued to lecture while pointing to the two newest needles. "there is a nerve right here-" Naruto pointed to where the needles would have met. "that ifpunctured once would kill you outright."
Of course Sakura gasped in fear.
"But if punctured twice at the same time, like he was, it will cause a near death-like state. Get your head in the game, you should know this." (A/N: Attention everyone! This is not true! I think. I dunno. I faked this part. I don't have a medical degree. If I did, it would be framed in my living room and I would work as a doctor, without the job I have now. Bottom line: don't stab people in the neck with two needles simultaneously looking for this B.S. nerve. You'll probably kill someone. Though it would be epic if there was a nerve. And the-. You know what? Screw it. I'm rambling. Here's the story again.)
"Actually…" Kakashi thought as he watched passively from the sidelines. "While they did teach basic anatomy, that was not taught. It is an extremely tiny nerve that would be useless to hit with a kunai, because they'd be dead. Also, the nerve is fairly deep into the neck. You need to have the right amount of force behind the throw to hit the nerve, but not kill them by hitting the wind pipe. Please don't give yourself away like that again. I taught you better lying then that."
"But how do we wake him up?" Sakura asked worriedly.
"Simple." Naruto stated. "just grab them…" Naruto got a firm grip on the senbon. "…And rip them out." and with that Naruto unceremoniously ripped out the senbon.
"NARUTO!" Sakura screeched. "Be more careful! You could end up hurting Sasuke!"
Naruto however, was not paying attention, and had a countdown in his head. "4…3…2…1…Now."
At now, Sasuke sat up suddenly, gasping for breath.
"Wha-What the hell happened here?" Sasuke muttered breathlessly at the sight he woke to.
"Nice to see you to sleeping beauty." Was the sarcastic reply of Naruto. "Oh, and this was Zabuza's doing. Turns out he was gonna be double crossed, and, well…He didn't like that a lot."
"No…Really?" Sasuke responded with Absolutely no sarcasm in his voice. Not.
"See." Kakashi thought from a little bit away. "I knew I taught you better than that. I can work with this."
An arrow whizzed over head and impaled the bridge followed by a chant of "We're sick of this! It's time we kick ass and whaaaaaaaa?"
The four ninjas looked at the end of the bridge seeing a mob of villagers holding various household items that might be able to be used as a weapon. Leading this group was Inari.
"Naruto!" Inari shouted as he started to run over. "What happened here? What did we miss?"
As Inari made it over, Naruto squatted so he was levels with Inari's head and said calmly "You probably just missed one of the biggest fights you could hope to see. But in short Gatō is dead, your free."
There was a short silence over the bridge. Then someone cheered. From one it went to three. From three to ten. From ten to 30, and soon all the villagers were cheering. A random villager shouted out "Hooray for the leaf ninja!"
"No." Naruto's voice resonated over the bridge.
In a span of seconds everyone quieted down and looked at Naruto.
"We are not to thank. This was the work of Zabuza Momochi and Haku Momochi. Any thanks to us for killing Gatō is misgiven."
"But Zabuza tried to kill me." Tazuna shouted out. "Killing Gatō plus that equal out. Right? You were the only people to do good."
"Look at it from his perspective."
"The prospective of a bloodthirsty hired gun needing money?" someone in the crowd shouted out.
"He was bloodthirsty, and he needed money. He was willing to kill for it. Does that make him evil?"
"Hell yes!" Was the popular chorus in the crowd.
Naruto disappeared in a blur of movement before appearing latched onto Tazuna's back with a kunai held to his neck. "Then I should kill Tazuna. He is an evil person after all."
"How am I evil!" Tazuna shouted out wieyelids eyes wide in fear.
"Naruto!" Sakura shouted out. "What the hell do you think you're doing!"
Naruto turned to face Sakura to answer "I am simply ridding the world of another evil person."
"But how am I evil!" Tazuna shouted out indignantly.
Naruto turned his focus back to Tazuna when he answered with a hard steel in his voice "Would you kill to save your family?"
"Of course I would! They are more precious then to me then the world!"
"Then you're no worse than Zabuza" Naruto replied with a scowl and malice clear in his voice as he pressed the kunai into Tazuna's neck, releasing a trickle of blood.
"Naruto!" Sakura once again shouted out. "Have you lost it! He-" she was stopped however by Kakashi who had placed a hand over her mouth.
"Shhh." Kakashi whispered with a finger over where you would guess his lips to be. "Naruto is proving an important point."
"And what point is that exactly." said Sasuke who was now standing with his arms crossed. "To me it looks like he's trying to kill our client."
Sakura 'worked' her way free of Kakashi's hand before saying "Yeah. What Sasuke said."
"Just watch." was all Kakashi said as he pointed back to Naruto and his little, uh, scene.
Meanwhile Naruto was still talking. "Zabuza was going to kill you. Not for personal gain, but for his family. He was a former member of the seven swordsman of the mist. He considered the people of the village hidden in the mist his family. He planned to over through the current Mizukage because he was hurting his people with the bloodline purges." Naruto let that sink in for a moment.
"He was gonna kill you, a man who has led a pretty full life to save his village. In Zabuza's eyes, it was more than a fair trade. One man. The life of one man for an entire village. When you think about it, the hidden mist village has at least three time the population of this village here. Zabuza could have saves twice as many people if he killed Tazuna. Y'all would have died from starvation, but hey, the pros out weigh the cons here."
Various people in the crowed gulped. Naruto had a very valid point.
"Was he evil?" was the question Naruto asked to the crowd. "Was he evil because of a conflict of interest? Good and evil are only a matter of perspective. To me, Tazuna is evil."
"But I'm not!" was the indignant reply.
"Case and point."
The mob looked down in shame, realizing what Naruto said was true.
The moment of reconciliation was broken by Tazuna who shouted out "Great! We all see your point! Now can you pleased let me go!"
"Oops. Forgot about you." was the startled reply Naruto gave as he released Tazuna.
"The hell you did." Tazuna mumbled while rubbing his sore neck. He then said aloud "Three cheers for Zabuza and Haku Maomochi! He may have tried to kill me, but it was for good intentions! And he freed us as well!"
A chorus of hooray went up three times.
Once the cheer was done, Naruto spoke up again saying "Now, who will help me bury them?"
Slowly, everyone swarmed around the two fallen men, lifting them up and carrying them in a sea of people. As the villagers walked away, Zabuza's sword was revealed. Naruto walked over and picked up, slinging it over his shoulder.
"Geeeezus! This is heavy!"
But before he could start walking, the weight on his shoulder was lifted considerably. Naruto turned his head to see Kakashi and Sasuke helping him hold the sword up.
"Yo!" Kakashi said with a signature eye smile. "Looked like you needed help. Also, inspiring speech. Really."
"Hnn." said guess who.
"Thanks. C'mon let's get this to Zabuza's grave, then join the festival."
"How do you know there will be a festival after Zabuza is buried?" Sakura asked who Naruto just realized was doting near Sasuke without helping with the weight.
"Because." Naruto said matter of factually "We just saved a village from a slow, painful death. They are going to celebrate. Now let's get this done and then get drunk off our asses."
"But Naruto!" Sakura Sakura shouted indignantly. "We're underage! It's illegal!"
Naruto gained a sly smirk with a twinkle in his eye as he said "Only if you get caught."
A/N: Okay! Another chapter here and gone. That one was a joy to write. As I've probably mentioned, I hate writing stuff similar to cannon, but I don't think I could get another storyline without following it to a degree. Well, hope you enjoyed reading it as I much as I enjoyed writing it. I know it's filler crap, but I felt it necessary. This was naruto defending Zabuza's honor. Please review! You should allknow it motivates me more if I get reviews. THN out!