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A/N Double update, read Ch 21 first! Also, If you got an update before seeing these It was a combination of Doc not saving this A/N, and Kuro wanted to do a double update due to us being ahead and wanted to go ahead and do Naruto going back home as soon as I uploaded just Ch 21.

Beta: Chaos-PSD. Contributor: Kuronodono12.


Chapter XXII: Homeward Bound!

It's Not What You Look At That Matters, It's What You See.

Homeward Bound! Naruto Uzumaki has finished his seal to get back to his home of Konoha. Now he'll confer with Yoda not only about the seal but on going home for a visit….

Coruscant, Jedi Council.

Naruto stood in front of the Council with his arms crossed. "I've finished the seal to go back home."

"Good, good," Yoda said as he sat in front of the Jedi. "Going home, good for you it will be."

"Yes, I know being far from home can harm a person mentally." Shaak Ti said as she crossed her arms.

"Yeah, I shouldn't be that long either," Naruto replied before leaving and saw Zule was standing outside. "How can I help you?" He asked as BD looked over his shoulder.

"I would like to come with you."

Naruto blinked at that. "That's kinda out of character for you to ask. Are you sick?"

"No, I am not sick!" His Padawan yelled as she puffed her cheeks. "I'm just curious to see if your people are as crazy as you."

"Ah, there's no one like me but me," Naruto said ruffing her hair before walking away.

"Stop doing that!"

"I will when you stop acting like a brat!"

Konohagakure.

At the large opened gate, a small hut was just inside with two men inside sitting with scrolls and papers on the table.

The first has brown hair and dark eyes. His hair is combed down and covers his right eye. He's wearing his forehead protector as a bandanna along with the standard Konoha shinobi outfit which goes all the way up to his chin, and a flak jacket.

This is Izumo Kamizuki a Chūnin.

The next man has long, spiky, black hair and dark eyes. He has a strip of bandage running across the bridge of his nose and a light-colored marking on his chin. He's wearing the standard attire of a Konoha shinobi complete with a forehead protector and a flak jacket.

This is Kotetsu Hagane a Chūnin.

Suddenly, they heard a tear before leaning out to see a portal open up before seeing Naruto in white armor and a tan tunic with orange pants walk out with Zule, Alpha, Fordo, and ten clones that helped in Muunilinst that his other clones have dubbed the 'Muunilinst Ten'.

Walking to the gates, Naruto stopped at the hut. "Hey, guys, still guarding? Granny here?"

"Uh, yeah…" Izumo said as Naruto nodded before he turned to leave.

Having the two see BD who hung on Naruto's back with one foot, and scanned them. Naruto looked around the village as they walked with people stopping to stare at them before he looked up. "HA! They added Granny's mug to the mountain."

"What?" Zule asked, looking at Naruto as he pointed to the mountain at the back of the village.

Zule followed and saw five faces carved in the cliff overlooking the village, 4 men and with Tsunade on the far right. "Those are your leaders?"

"Yeah, the one on the far left was our first while the woman on the far right is our current and is the granddaughter and grandniece to the first one and our second."

"… Did they have a superiority complex?"

Naruto blinked at that. "No, why do you ask?"

"Because why would anyone carve their head on a mountain?"

"It's more of a monument," Naruto replied, missing one civilian that ran in an alleyway as soon as he saw them.

"What do you do when a leader is still leading?"

"Yep."

"And other places do this?"

"I think they do statues," Naruto replied as they walked to the Hokage's Tower.

Hokage Tower, Office.

Tsunade was writing on a scroll before her doors were kicked open. "Hey Granny, I'm bac-ACK!" Naruto stopped as a paperweight hit him in the nose forcing him on his back having BD run onto his stomach.

"Damn it brat I told you…" Tsunade stopped seeing Naruto on his back with BD, Zule, and ten men in armor before jumping over, picked up Naruto, and hugged him against her chest.

"Can't breath!"

Looking down, she saw Naruto's face was blue before letting go, having Naruto take several deep breaths. "Man, wonder how many men would kill for that?" He joked as Tsunade looked at him and noticed he was taller than her by a few inches.

"You've grown Naruto." She said ruffling his hair getting an annoyed look.

"Well I think I should, I am almost 20 now."

"HA! Not so fun now that it's you is it, Master?"

Tsunade blinked at that before glaring at Naruto causing him to sigh. "Get your mind out of the gutter Tsunade, that's what they call teachers in the other universe."

"Teacher?"

"Yeah, you're looking at a Knight or a Chūnin for a ninja who has a Padawan or Genin. They only do one instead of a three Genin team." Naruto said as BD jumped on his shoulder startling Tsunade. "Oh, this is BD-4, a droid, or robot. He's my friend, kinda like the dogs for Kiba's family."

"(Trills.)"

"Yeah I know she must have drunk her milk growing up."

"What?" Tsunade asked as Naruto looked at her after patting BD's head.

"BD was saying you got a big chest." BD suddenly dropped down as Tsunade punched Naruto into the wall. "Ow…" Naruto groaned out as he lifted a hand. "It was a compliment…"

After getting back to his feet and explaining everything that has happened, including him being in charge of a fleet, Tsunade looked at Naruto and noticed something missing. "Naruto… Where's your Hiate and necklace."

"Oh, that's right here," Naruto said, picking up his forehead protector from a pouch he had on his lower back. "As I explained the weapons over there can melt metal so I usually keep it in my pouch."

"And the necklace?" Tsunade asked as he grinned.

"Oh, well… You see I met this brat of a kid who kept shouting he would be the leader of his town. And, like a dumb ass, I bet he couldn't and lost it to him in a fight. I mean, can you imagine anyone taking a stupid bet like that?" Seeing her eyebrow twitch he reached and pulled the green gem out. "Relax, I don't like wearing it with my armor as I would need to keep it under the armor and that causes it to dig into my chest," Naruto said as BD had jumped up and scanned Tsunade.

"What's he doing now?"

"Getting your measurements."

"WHAT?"

"Kidding, he can't go that high, he's just getting info on you… And OK yes, that does count measurements with height and weight as well as blood type." Naruto said, raising his hands.

"He can do that?"

"Yep! His model is obsessed with getting information."

Tsunade looked at the droid already thinking up ways to use him for the medical field. "I'm starting to like him."

"See that buddy," Naruto said, tapping BD on his head. "She's already warming up to you."

"(Boop-Trills.)"

"Yeah, it's a little harder after the impression you made," Naruto replied, putting BD on his back.

Just then, Kakashi and Jiraiya walked in and up to Naruto. "Hey, brat," Jiraiya said, walking up to Naruto. "I see you found a way back."

"Yeah, seals have always been easy, Pervy-Sage," Naruto said before Kakashi spoke.

"I see you've grown Naruto." Naruto nodded before seeing Jiraiya hitting on an annoyed Zule.

"Careful Pervy-Sage, she's my apprentice and can cut you to pieces," Naruto said before going into his training and that he might need to relearn his chakra control. "Oh yeah, I should see if it's fixed." Naruto finished before holding out his hand and had a blue ball of energy quickly form.

"You can do the Rasengan (Spiraling Sphere) One-Handed?!"

"Yeah since right before going to the other universe," Naruto said before it disappeared.

"Then why did you do it two-handed?" Jiraiya asked Naruto, who shrugged.

"It was quicker learning it in the time Tsunade betted on. And I hid how strong I was due to not liking growing up." Naruto explained before seeing a woman walk in the door.

She is a young woman with straight, purple hair reaching down to her waist. She's wearing a porcelain mask resembling a cat with three red stripes, one vertical stripe on the forehead, and two horizontal stripes, one on each cheek. She is also wearing black and grey armor, metal arm guards, and a katana strapped to her back. She has a tattoo on her right shoulder.

This is Yūgao Uzuki an Anbu.

"Lady Tsunade, a meeting has been called by the civilian council due to Naruto Uzumaki being back."

Naruto groaned at that. "Shit." He cursed before looking at Kakashi. "Kakashi-Sensei, could you take Fordo and my men to this spot?" He asked, holding a piece of paper.

"Why?"

Naruto looked to see it was Tsunade who had spoken up. "A mission Sarutobi gave me right before he died on saving the village."

Tsunade stared at him for a moment before standing up. "Kakashi, do it."

Naruto then looked to Fordo. "You know what to do."

"Yes, sir!"Fordo saluted before following after Kakashi and his men that Yūgao finally noticed and was startled before seeing a swirl on them.

"They're Naruto's men from where he was sent," Tsunade explained before walking out with Jiraiya and Naruto and Zule following behind.

"Master?"

Jiraiya stopped at that before Naruto spoke. "You had better get your mind out of the gutter, it's what they call teachers," Naruto said before looking at Zule. "Yeah?"

Zule then leaned in to whisper. "You said Tsunade was older than she looks, right?"

"Yeah."

"Then does that mean all your females get that big a chest as they get older?"

Naruto smirked at that. "I wish."

Once getting to the large council room with two groups of people on each side in rows of seats with a desk on the other end, Naruto looked to the clan heads that made up the Shinobi Council on the right of him.

He saw Asuma in for the Sarutobi Clan before looking to the others. The First is a man who has his eyes obscured by dark glasses which feature a single tassel hanging down from one-side. He has very spiky short black hair and a mustache. He typically wears a high collared outfit, while carrying a gourd on his back that is used for holding more kikaichū. (Parasitic Insects.)

This is Shibi Aburame Jōnin and leader of the Aburame Clan.

The next three Naruto remembered made up the previous generation of the Ino-Shika-Cho.

The first is a tall, plump man with naturally brown hair, but seems to be wearing a long, spiky red hair-piece. He has purple markings on his cheeks. He's wearing a samurai-like outfit which entails a black suit completed with armor that has the kanji for "food" on it. He also has a rope belt, hand-guards, and instead of a forehead protector, a hachimaki tied around his head.

This is Chōza Akimichi, a Jōnin of Konohagakure and the fifteenth head of the Akimichi clan.

The Second man has two scars on the right side of his face. He has dark hair tied up into a spiky ponytail, dark eyes as well as a goatee. His ears are pierced. He has a meshed shirt underneath his flak jacket, a deerskin coat over that, and handguards.

This is Shikaku Nara, Jōnin, and the head of the Nara Clan.

The final man has long ash-blond hair reaching into his lower back, which he wore spiky on top and ending in a long ponytail, light green eyes, and strong facial features, which included a well-defined jawline. He's wearing the standard flak jacket over a black outfit, complete with hand-guards, a forehead protector, and a sleeveless red haori.

This is Inoichi Yamanaka, Jōnin and head of the Yamanaka Clan.

Naruto then glanced at another man who has long, brown hair, and featureless white eyes. He's normally wearing traditional, loose-fitting robes with a long-sleeved, brown haori.

This is Hiashi Hyūga Jōnin and head of the Hyūga Clan.

And finally, he saw a woman sitting on the end by him. She has an animalistic look with long, spiky, untamed brown hair, and vertical slit-like pupils. She gave him a grin showing her elongated canine teeth that made Naruto feel like a piece of meat for a second as he saw her elongated nails. She also has red fang markings on her cheeks as well as markings over her eyes and a dark shade of purple lipstick. She's wearing the standard outfit of a Konoha shinobi consisting of a flak jacket and a black suit underneath with the sleeves rolled up and bandages around her legs.

This is Tsume Inuzuka, a Tokubetsu Jōnin (Special High Ninja) of Konohagakure, and head of the Inuzuka clan.

Laying beside her on the floor is an adult canine with a wolfish appearance. He has black fur with a white underside. He is missing his left ear and wears an eyepatch over his right eye.

This is Kuromaru, a Ninken, (Ninja Hound,) and Tsume's partner.

He then looked to the left to see the civilian side who were in charge of mainly the sales for the non-shinobi stores for the village. Then he saw three retired Shinobi, two men and a woman.

The woman has her hair in a twin bun locked by a traditional Japanese hairpin with pearls dangling off the side and tassels on the other end. She also has long earrings. She's wearing a simple long kimono, closed by an obi, a jacket, a sash over it, and is squinting.

This is Koharu Utatane.

The man beside her has grey hair, a beard, glasses as well as a frown. He also has a strong jaw-line. As a member of the Konoha Council, he's wearing tan robes over a blue kimono.

This Homura Mitokado.

The last man caught Naruto's eye for a moment. He's a frail, old man, who has a cane. He has black, shaggy hair, and his right eye is bandaged. Danzō has had an x-shaped scar on his chin and is wearing a white shirt, with a black robe over the top of it covering from his feet, to just over his right shoulder. The robe also conceals his right arm.

This is Danzō Shimura.

Naruto heard murmurs from the civilians as the clan heads mostly stayed quiet with Shikaku muttering "troublesome". His ears picked up as he heard Tsume speak.

"Damn, Brat sure has grown."

Naruto couldn't help but smirk slightly at that before turning his attention to the front.

"OK, why was this meeting called? I'm the one who calls the meeting!" Tsunade said, sitting at the desk as Jiraiya stood on her left and Shizune ran in, looked at Naruto in surprise before walking to stand at Tsunade's right.

"We did," Koharu replied.

"And you don't have the authority to do so!" Tsunade barked. "Only I do."

"We saw Naruto was back so we wanted to see where he had been." One civilian said as Naruto sighed.

"And you don't need to know that. Only the shinobi part of this council does."

"Who were those men you were with?"

"Who is that girl?"

"Classified for only the Hokage and the shinobi council," Naruto said before being berated having him give an annoyed sigh. "You will all shut up for the rest of this meeting unless directly asked a question." Tsunade and the clan heads saw the crowd repeat what Naruto said and quieted down. Tsume gave a grin at the way he imposed himself over the civilian crowd while shivering a little. "Damn why don't I use that more often?" Naruto asked, crossing his arms before hearing a voice.

"And we want to talk about a punishment for leaving," Danzō said leaning on his cane.

"Punishment?" Jiraiya asked, crossing his arms. "He got sucked into another dimension plus I had permission to train him for these years to take on Akatsuki and get Sasuke."

Naruto sighed at that before Danzō continued. "Be that as it may. Uzumaki has left without our consent. And without our weapon for these two and a half years that left us vulnerable."

"Oh piss off," Naruto said, getting the civilians to widen their eyes.

"Listen here!" Koharu said, getting Naruto's attention, "We are the council and you will treat us with respect."

"Oh well, kindly go fuck yourself then," Naruto said as Tsume let out barking laughter. "I'm not a weapon, I'm a human being. Plus Kyūbi and I are on friendly terms as it was he who clued me on being in a different dimension." Naruto explained as Alpha, Fordo and their men walked in with Kakashi. "Besides, I don't take orders from a dead man or his finished Root."

Danzō snapped his fingers, having three men dropped down. Two wearing cloaks with plain white porcelain masks and the other stopped by him who looked to be a teen with very pale skin.

Before anything could be done, Alpha shot one man startling everyone while Zule turned on her blade and sliced the next man diagonally from the left shoulder to the right hip. Naruto threw his arms out having Danzō and the teen froze as the air distorted around them before Naruto threw his shoto from his hip having it spin and turned each blade on beheading the two.

Naruto then called the blade back to him and spun the handle as it turned off before Danzō's head rolled over, having the bandages fall off. And revealed a Sharingan eye. They looked and saw his robe fall revealing a head on his chest. And also a gold brace around his right arm.

"What the hell is that?" Tsunade asked, pointing to the dead Councilman.

"Another reason for Hiruzen wanting Danzō dead," Naruto said before reaching in his pouch and pulling out a black scroll and throwing it to Tsunade. "He gave me that mission before he died as he knew I was hiding my skills. He said to wait until I had at least a 90% chance of succeeding."

Tsunade opened the scroll and saw her sensei's handwriting and a list of all of Danzō's crimes that Hiruzen knew of and the approximate location of Danzō's base based on where Hiruzen believed it to be due to past events. "Fordo, Alpha report," Naruto ordered his men as he turned to them.

"No injuries or Casualties for our men," Alpha said before Fordo continued.

"We eliminated 150 hostiles… And secured any documents and intel that wasn't destroyed."

"Good." Naruto nodded at them before looking back to Tsunade. "Well with that out of the way my men and I are going to explore the village a bit." He then leaves the chamber with his men having Tsunade rub her temples as she grumbles.

"Not even back for an hour and he is driving me crazy already."

To Be Continued.


A/N: Thanks for reading and let me know of any mistakes.

Beta: Chaos-PSD. Contributor: Kuronodono12.

Double update, read Ch 21 first! Also, If you got an update before seeing these it was a combination of Doc not saving this part of the A/N and Kuro wanted to do a double update due to us being ahead and wanted to go ahead and do Naruto going back home.

OK, the next Ch (23) will go up with the next EMH hopefully by next week as for the foreseeable future, I am without a car so I will have extra time to write. The reason being is I live in an area where once a year a car needs to pass a safety inspection.

(Check the lights, brakes, belts Etc.) and the chemicals they put on the roads when it snows ate my undercarriage so it didn't pass because it rusted to the point it's unsafe to drive. That started back when I got the car when I got my license as at that time, they put harsh chemicals down that turned the road white and when hearing how badly it did rust cars we started to wash it. But the damage had started and worsened over time.

So for those of you who live in an area where it snows, wash your car at least once a week (Mainly when they put salt/chemicals on the road for a storm)

Kuronodono12 here: Just saying that Naruto is here temporarily.

Nothing else to say.

Talk To You Later,

Lone Wolf Out.