Hatred Chapter 6

All in this fic doesn’t belong to me! Ocs do though.

WARNING! Ideological Sensitive! Read at your own risk!

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The morning of the next day, Naruto’s son’s, Ero’s, team had made it to Konoha. Neji immediately approached the boy. With a swallow, Ero followed him. Neji glanced at the boy and noted the nervous look.

“You are not in trouble,” he said, “so you can calm down.”

Ero didn’t look too sure about that.

“If I haven’t done anything wrong,” he started, “then why do I have to see the Hokage?”

“You know something that no one else does,” Neji answered.

“Ah,” said Ero, “so it’s about my dad then.”

Neji blinked a few times under his mask.

“How-” he started.

“He told me everything about him and this village,” Ero answered the unfinished question, “he was worried about me coming here.”

Neji nodded.

This boy is smarter then he looks, he thought, hopefully, he would tell us something.

Neji knocked on the office door.

“Enter,” said Sasuke from the other side.

Neji opened the door and let Ero in before him. Sasuke looked at the boy. Neji bowed.

“Lord Hokage,” he said, “this is Ero Uzumaki.”

Sasuke gave Ero a small smile. Naruto’s son reluctantly returned it.

I wonder who died and made this bad man Hokage, Ero thought.

“Hello Ero,” Sasuke said gently, “I hope you weren’t too frightened by Mr. Anbu here. He can be quite scary sometimes.”

Sasuke could feel Neji glare at him.

“It was a bit scary,” said Ero, “but Mr. An bu was very nice and tried to keep me calm. Though I’m afraid, I might get questioned by my sensei.”

“Your sensei has nothing to worry about,” said Sasuke, “if he or she still needs reassurance then they can come straight to me.”

“I’ll tell her that then,” Ero said, “you want information about my dad right?”

Sasuke raised an eyebrow.

“Why yes,” he answered, “we just want to know where he is.”

Sadly the information they had was where Ero went to school. And on the home part which was just ‘somewhere in the land of earth.’

“I’m afraid that these lips are sealed,” said Ero, “I will not break my father’s trust. I’m sorry Lord Hokage.”

Sasuke sighed. He should have expected this.

“That’s all right,” he said, “I’ll let you return to your sensei now.”

Ero bowed and headed for the door. He stopped and looked over at Sasuke.

“Dad does work.” Ero said. “he’s work makes him travel a lot. Maybe one day they will have him come here. He left home just a week ago.”

Sasuke nodded.

“I’ll take note of this,” he said, “thank you Ero.”

Ero looked toward the hall before looking back at Sasuke.

“What did dad do wrong?” he asked, “I mean other than running away. Which I do find a bit dumb to get in trouble for.”

Sasuke smiled a little.

“He didn’t do anything wrong,” he answered, “he won’t get in trouble other. I just want to know the reason he left then he will be free to go back to you and your mother.”

Ero thought on this for a moment. He smiled at Sasuke.

“I’ll see if I can convince dad to pay you a little visit,” he said, “as long as you promise that he will not get hurt.”

“I promise,” said Sasuke.

Ero bowed again and left.

“Well at least you got they much out of him,” Neji said.

“Yeah,” agreed Sasuke.

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The very next day was the written exams. Ero was with his team. All three were looking around nervously.

“These people look ruthless,” commented Aquila, the only female member of the team.

“Yeah,” agreed Xano, the other male member of the team, “I hate to see them on their bad days.”

Ero swallowed.

“You guys scared too?” asked someone from behind.

All three jumped and looked. A girl about their age with black hair tied up in a ponytail and green eyes was looking at them. With her was a boy with long brown hair, pupiless lavender eyes with strange red triangles under them. And another boy with blonde hair in a high ponytail and charcoal eyes.

“I’m sorry,” apologized the girl, “I didn’t mean to startle you. I’m Mikoto Uchiha, and these are my teammates Gento Hyuga and Kumori Nara.”

“Nice to meet you Mikoto,” said Ero, “I’m Ero Uzumaki, and this is Aquila Wasti and Xano Shado. We are more nervous than anything.”

“It doesn’t help that everyone else here looks like they’re ready to kill at a moment notice,” commented Xano.

“They’re probably just as nervous as us,” said Gento.

“and to some, this is their fourth or fiftieth try,” Kumori said, “I heard the exams are quite hard.”

Ero and his team paled.

“But I’m sure all of us will do just fine,” reassured Mikoto nudging Kumori’s side.

A throat cleared.

“Could everyone please find the seat you were assigned to,” ordered the instructor.

Everyone did as told. The six found themselves separated from their teammates. The instructor handed out the packet of papers before giving instructions. Ero swallowed and stared down at the test.

I’m so screwed, he thought.

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Naldosi looked down through the window of a classroom. He turned his head when he senses someone coming.

“Taking a break I see,” said Neji.

“Pretty much,” Naldosi said, “I managed to get one of my targets. I didn’t cause too much of a scene did I?”

“Not that I know of,” answered Neji.

“Ah good,” said Naldosi before looking back at the classroom, “I forgot the Chunin exams started today. My middle son is supposed to be taking it. I wonder how he is doing.”

Neji looked down at the classroom.

“Probably trying his best,” he said, “my cousin’s eldest is doing the exams too. I pray he didn’t inherit too much from his father.”

Naldosi smiled under his mask.

“Haha,” he laughed, “and I pray that if mine were to fail the test that he doesn’t take it to heart.”

Neji tilted his head to one side.

“His elder brother passed with flying colors,” Naldosi answered the unasked question.

“Ah I understand then,” said Neji, “nothing like some sibling rivalry to keep the parents on their toes.”

“Pfft,” Naldosi snorted, “you can say that again. I hope my youngest son doesn’t get in the middle of it when he gets older.”

Naldosi got up from his seat and stretched.

“Whelp I better find those last two and get out of your hair,” he said.

“Will you not stay afterward to see if your son passes the exams?” asked Neji.

“Oh trust me I’ll be here long after they ended,” Naldosi answered before disappearing from the roof.

Neji shook his head and headed off. Naldosi reappeared two buildings away.

That was a close one, he thought.

He looked back at the academy.

Best of luck to you my son, Naldosi thought before going off to ‘look’ for his so-called targets.

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Sorry, this one is short and uneventful. I ran out of ideas for this chapter.

Special thanks to the program Grammarly!

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