Homecoming and Prank Wars

Chapter 1

Mizuki opened the door to find Eiji and Zaku standing there.

"Hey, what are you guys doing here? Come in."

They stepped into the room, "We were thinking, Mizuki, your birthday is coming up in a few days, and we thought you might like a vacation."

"A vacation? You don't have to do that."

Zaku grinned, "We want to. Now, where would you like to go?"

Mizuki thought for a moment, "I . . . I really don't know. What about . . . What about the Village of the Silken Web?"

Eiji considered for a moment, "You want to go to my clan's village? I haven't been home in years . . . I'd have to ask . . ."

"Yeah! I'd like to see your village!" Zaku shouted and slapped Eiji on the back., "You haven't met any of your new clan, outside of me, my parents, Kidoumaru and Eiichiro yet, have you?"

Eiji turned to Mizuki, "How would you like to go? It's a long way, we could go by train from here to Takigakure, then walk the rest of the way, or just fly."

Mizuki thought for a moment, "I've always wanted to ride a train."

"Then we'll see what we can do." Eiji paused, "Would you object if we asked Kidoumaru if he wanted to come?"

"No, I was going to ask Iruka! But . . . From what I understand, Kidoumaru and his parents . . . What if they don't want to see him?"

"I know. Still, he has a right to see his home again, to try . . ."

Zaku looked at them curiously, "If Kidoumaru's parents are still alive, how could the Nara clan adopt him?"

Neither Eiji nor Mizuki could answer that question . . .

...

Shikamaru looked at Anko in disbelief, "Dead? Hidan is dead?"

"Yes, he died sometime while you were at Zaku's party, we only just discovered it. We weren't going to ever open that seal again, but we noticed some . . . Signs and opened to make sure."

Shikamaru smiled thinly, "What did you do with the head?"

"We buried it where we usually take enemy bodies, in the field outside the village. We couldn't just leave it lying around, smelling up the place . . ." "

I understand. Thanks for letting me know."

Nawaki, Naruto, Obito and Sasuke sat around under a large tree, laughing and joking amongst themselves.

"So this idiot," Sasuke motioned toward Naruto, "Gave the wrong hand signs and used a Water-Style-Jutsu inside the classroom! The whole building was flooded! It took weeks to dry everything out!"

"One time Obito decided that Konoha was too boring and needed bright colors, so Obito snuck out at night and painted the Hokage tower bright orange!"

Naruto nearly fell over, "Genius! I wish I'd thought of that, dattebayo! Did you ever paint on the Hokage monument?"

"All the time, Obito got in so much trouble!"

Nawaki turned to Sasuke, "Can we talk for a few minutes, alone?"

"Sure." Sasuke thought for a moment, I wonder how much he can tell me about Itachi? They walked off a short way into the woods.

"When I was being held prisoner, your brother and his friend were watching me, they were pretty nice, we played games and stuff. He told me that . . . That he killed your clan, he seemed to fell really guilty about it.'

Sasuke nodded, "Yeah, he killed all of them, except me and Obito."

"I . . . I think that may be why he helped me. When we met, he told me he wasn't going to hurt me . . . And that's why I wanted to talk to you. The day before he killed that creep, I asked if he was going to kill me, and he said, 'I promise I won't hurt you, Sasuke.' He called me Sasuke."

Sasuke's mouth dropped open, but he couldn't speak.

...

Yamanaka Inoichi smiled and patted Dosu on the back, "Be careful kid. And watch out for Jiraiya, I don't want him filling your head with perverted ideas."

Dosu laughed, "Yes sir." He paused, "Thank you, for everything. Not many people would just take a guy like me in off the street, especially knowing what I've done in the past. I can't ever repay you for your kindness."

Inoichi smiled warmly, "It was our pleasure. I really enjoy having you around, you're a good kid."

"A good kid?!" Kidoumaru grabbed Dosu in a headlock and began to give him a noogie, "You don't know him very well, do you?"

Dosu playfully elbowed him in the gut, "You found me out!"

Ino shook her head, "Boys..."

"Are better than girls!" Ukon shouted, and Ino glared at him, "Anyway. Tell me if that Konan woman is really as beautiful as everyone says."

"And say hi to Maki for me." Kidoumaru put an arm around Dosu, "You're not just representing Konoha, you're representing all of us from the Oto team, so make us proud."

Dosu grinned, "I'll tell everyone you taught me to act like a brat!"

Guy came jogging up, "My Youthful pupils! It is time to begin our dynamic mission!"

Kidoumaru scratched the back of his head in confusion, "I'll never understand that guy . . ."

"Bye, losers!" Dosu shouted.

"Speak for yourself, dumb-#!" Tayuya shouted, "Get your furry #! Out of town!"

"I love you too, Tayuya!"

Dosu laughed and waved as he walked with his team out of the gates of Konohagakure.

...

Zaku grinned wolfishly and slid an arm around Kin's waist, "Hey, I hear train rides are romantic. And a lot of people go to Taki on their honeymoon. It's supposed to be a real pretty place . . ."

Kin smiled, then pulled Zaku roughly against her and kissed him, "This isn't our honeymoon, Zak. I'm surprised you can be so romantic about a trip."

Zaku ran a hand through anxiously through his black hair, "What can I say, I'm full of surprises."

To be continued...