He woke up with a pain in his back great enough to make any athelete retire.

"Ugh. What happened."

"I saved you, that's what happened," said a fairly pleasant Obi-Wan.

"What are you smiling about."

"It was your idea to try to kill each other, and I made sure you didn't die."

"Shut up asshole."

"Whatever."

"You ready to speak civilly?"

"Maybe. You ready to try not to kill me?"

Minato had a devilish grin on his face.

"Maybe."

"Then it's settled. Now Minato, we have to discuss our course plan."

"What about it?"

"Well for starters, what is it?"

"I don't think that's important at the moment."

"How is that not important?"

"Well, this is my world, so, I'm the navigator."

"At least tell me where we're going."

"Maybe when you're ready."

"You seem to believe that I'm a child."

"Look, I have a reason for wandering the desert."

"What reason could there possibly be? There are no more ninjas after us."

"All right, if you really must know, we're the ones hunting ninjas."

Obi-Wan stood stock still.

"What do you mean?"

"I'll tell you, but first I must tell you a story."

Minato took a deep breath, then sighed.

"I once had three pupils. Their names were Kakashi, Rin, and Obito. Kakashi was the greater of the three, but Obito had the most potential. One day, we had to go on a dangerous mission during the Great Ninja War. All was going well until my students were attacked by a vast amount of enemy ninjas. Eventually, Kakashi was able to ward off the ninjas, bbut as they left one attacked Kakashi and he didn't know. Obito defeated the last foe, but it cost him dearly.

"In saving Kakashi, he caused a cave-in and was crushed by rocks, or so it was said."

"What do you mean?"

"I falsified his death."

"Why?"

"To give him a new lease on life. He's hiding out in this desert. We're going to pick him up and a few other people, all S-ranked criminals. Start a new clan."

"What the hell is wrong with you? Criminals! Have you completely lost your mind."

"They've all been falsely accused. Besides, It's not like you haven't had pupils gone bad."

The famed Jedi Master stood stock-still, thinking of Vader.

"Why haven't you told me about this?"

"There was no reason to."

"You put not only your life in peril, but also miner and Luke's."

"If you don't like my leadership abilities then leave."

"You might have been Yondaime Hokage, but you have no real leadership ability."

"Take it back."

"No."

"TAKE IT BACK!"

"No. I'm going to check on Luke, since you seem intent on waking him up with your constant bellowing."

So he walked away. And it was that small act that made Minato snap. At Obi-Wan's walking away, Minato suffered an almost irreperable break in his mental stability. As a reflex, the anry ninja raised a clenched fist at the calm Jedi. All of a sudden, Obi-Wan was lifted up, hands at his throat.

"St..." was all Obi-Wan was able to get out as Minato gagged him while using his first foce power, Force Choke.

"That's enough Minato," said a gentle voice.

He recognized the voice instantly, not just because he had heard it for most of his life, but because he clung to every word it ever said. It's serene manner of speaking had always been able to soothe the savage beast that is his rage. He knew who it was, but didn't believe it could possibly be that person. He dreaded it but he turned to see the speaker.

"Mikoto, how could you possibly be here."

"I'll explain later," said the voice who turned out to be Mikoto,"Just release Obi-Wan."

"How do you know him?"

"He's one of my peers."

Minato stood there confused.

"Your peer, but then..."

"Yes, I'm a Jedi."

As Minato pondered this new information, the voice that had once calmed him now enraged him beyond belief.

"How long?"

"What?"

"How long have you been a Jedi!? How long have you been using me!?"

"I'm not using you."

"Stop lying you bitch! I can't take this shit anymore! I've grieved for you. I buried you, and you never saw fit to tell me you were a Jedi."

"I haven't been using you, and none of that matters if you don't release Obi-Wan."

"You think I'm doing this. Now I'm truly insulted."

"It is you Minato."

"Then prove it."

She made him regret those words, using Force Stasis, rendering him immobile yet still concious. As soon as he had been unable to move and use his hands, Obi-Wan was released from his suffocatory prison.

"It was me," thought a distraught Minato.

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