Chapter 378, Team Division.
Iruka’s wound on his back was still bleeding. Naruto wasn’t a medical ninja, so he could only be anxious. After seeing Yamanaka Ryo’s appearance, Naruto quickly shouted, “Uncle! Come and help us!”
“Relax, he’ll be fine.” Rays of light green light shone on his hands, healing Iruka’s wound at an incredible speed. After a while, the wound had formed a crust on the outer skin. Yamanaka Ryo patted Naruto’s shoulder and said, “It’s done!”
Seeing Iruka’s color returned to his face, Naruto was relieved.
“Naruto, leave him to me. Return the Scroll of Seals to Hokage-sama.”
After he said that, Ryo picked Iruka and left. Just as Naruto was about to rush towards Hokage-sama, Ryo suddenly asked, “Naruto! Why did you only open the first and last page of the Scroll of Seals?”
“I remember Shikamaru said that the beginning of the book is generally the most attractive, and the ending is the most important. This is the Scroll of Seals, right? That’s why I look at the first and last technique.”
Hearing this, Ryo laughed, “Hahaha! This is fate, indeed! You can use the first technique, Multiple Shadow Clone. And you don’t have to do research for Fuuton Rasenshuriken.”
“Uncle, how do you know that?”
Ryo patted Naruto’s head and said, “I watched you seeing the scroll. Also, I’ve read the Scroll of Seals.”
“What? You’ve read it? But why didn’t you let me learn Rasenshuriken? Is the Jutsu that difficult?” Naruto asked, puzzled.
“You’ll know why. Later. But now, let’s do this job first. Return the Scroll of Seals and report to the classroom tomorrow.” Ryo disappeared. Naruto smirked and moved towards Hokage’s place.
After returning the Scroll of Seals to Hatake Sakumo, he gave Naruto a headband without saying anything and let him back home. After Naruto left, the Anbu beside Hatake Sakumo took off his mask.
“Kakashi, what do you think?” Sakumo asked.
“Leave the kid to me. Without Minato-sensei, I wouldn’t be here today. It’s my responsibility to teach sensei’s son.”
“Alright, then you can quit the Anbu and start as Konoha’s Jounin starting tomorrow!”
“Un! Father, I’m going now.”
The next day, the Jounins of Konoha gathered in the Hokage Building.
Hatake Sakumo glanced at the crowd and said, “You all already knew why I called you.”
“Well, this year, the students at the Ninja Academy are a bit special, and they required special care.” Sarutobi Asuma nodded.
“A bit special? The son of Yondaime-sama and Kushina-sama, the son of Uchiha Clan Leader, the eldest daughter of the Hyuuga Clan Leader, the heir of Ino-Shika-Cho clans, the child of Inuzuka and Aburame clans. Of course, it’s special!”
“A bunch of little demons, if you ask me.” Ryo smirked.
“Ryo, this time, are you taking students too?” Asuma asked after seeing Yamanaka Ryo.
“Nope, I’m not interested. And I have other things to do.”
“I thought you wanted to teach Naruto! Who’ll teach him if it’s not you?” Asuma asked curiously.
“Well, you can ask Hokage-sama about that.”
Everyone shifted their gaze towards Hatake Sakumo, who cleared his throat and said, “You all already know him. Kakashi! Come in here!”
Before he finished the sentence, Kakashi already stood at the doorway. Everyone was puzzled. Isn’t Kakashi the Anbu’s Captain? Why would he teach Naruto?
“Don’t worry. I’ve quit my job as the Anbu Captain.” Kakashi explained, startling everyone present.
Asuma said a moment later, “Well, this is new.”
Hatake Sakumo looked at the time and said, “Alright, that’s it! Time’s up, let’s go to the classroom first.”
At this time at the Ninja Academy, Iruka was announcing the 3 people teams.
“Team 7 : Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke, Haruno Sakura.”
“Team 8 : Hyuuga Hinata, Inuzuka Kiba, Aburame Shino.”
“Team 10 : Nara Shikamaru, Akimichi Chouji, Yamanaka Ino.”
(Author’s note: I specifically asked my friends studying in Japan and found out the taboo of numbers 4, 6, and 9 in Japan. Because the pronunciation of 4 is similar (し, 死, death), 6 is similar (ろく, 碌), and 9 is similar (く,苦, bitter) so there is no ninth class.)
“I ended up with you two. Gosh, I envy that wide forehead!” After listening to the team division, Ino sighed at Shikamaru and Choji and then looking at Sakura with envy.
Sakura, who had always had a crush on Sasuke, was excited that they got teamed up together. Sakura feels like she was dreaming. Hinata, however, was feeling disappointed because she didn’t get teamed up with Naruto. After dividing the children, it was time to divide the sensei.
“Kakashi, isn’t this your first time as a sensei? How are you going to cope with these small demons?” Asuma asked out of curiosity.
“Well, we’ll see later. What about you?”
Asuma solemnly said, “My students are the heir of the Ino-Shika-Cho clans. I heard those three children had learned from Ryo. And the one from the Nara Clan is said to have 200 IQ. I’m not sure how I’ll cope with them.”
“My students are normal. So, I’ll just follow the normal procedure.” Kurenai said with a smile.
“I envy you! I heard Hyuuga Hinata is a good girl. Aburame boy has always been a humble person, so you only need to be careful on Inuzuka Kiba.”
“Asuma, don’t you dare complain! Sure, the heirs of the Ino-Shika-Cho clans were smart for 12 years old. But you’re an Elite Jounin! And you’re saying you can’t handle them?! Kakashi should be the one we pity, right?”
Hearing this, Asuma immediately pitied Kakashi, “Kurenai is right. Kakashi, you must be careful. Naruto is the Kyuubi Jinchuuriki, and that Sasuke boy isn’t easy either.”
The three people continued chatting as they went to the Ninja Academy.
“Then, Asuma, Kakashi, I’ll go first.”
“Wait, Kurenai! Let’s go together.” Asuma hurried up and followed Kurenai.
After the two left, Kakashi watched them enter the academy. He found a big tree nearby and closed his eyes to rest under the tree’s shade.
The children at the Ninja Academy were waiting for their sensei to arrive.
“Team 8, follow me!” Moments later, Kurenai appeared first and took Team 8.
“Team 10, follow me!” Asuma followed closely from behind her and took Team 10.