The Legendary Sage of Konoha Returns 3 
Note: To avoid confusing my veteran readers, Tobi in this chapter is who I described as Madara in my original work. Same guy, just changed the name back to Tobi, now that we know that he's not Madara after all (And for a long time too).
The Legendary Sage of Konoha Series, Previous Chapters [In Chronological Reading Order]:
The Legendary Sage of Konoha Returns, Chapter 3:
Memory of The Past
~ Part 3
Jiraiya: *Yawn* What time is it?
Reaching his hand out to turn off the alarm, Jiraiya noticed it was getting later than what he had expected.
Jiraiya: Damn it, I should have been at the office by now... time to get up.
Miyuki: *Yawn* Jiraiya... Can't you stay a bit longer, it's Sunday morning after all, what's the rush?
Stretching her arms around him, trying to force him to stay a bit longer, Miyuki moved in closer to him.
Jiraiya: I wish I could, but there was this thing I was suppose to do yesterday, remember? However, since I stalled it until today, I better get up now, or I'll get scolded by Hiruzen and Mito for sleeping in late. You know how persistent those two can be.
Sliding out of the bed, Jiraiya started dressing himself as Miyuki sat up on his side of the bed.
Miyuki: What time is it anyways?
Jiraiya: 9 Am...
Miyuki: I see... Well I better get up as well then.
She passed through the door and out in the living room as Jiraiya went to Minato's room.
Jiraiya: Geez... Minato, I told you not to oversleep!
Minato: No... ... Ami don't go away, come back Aiko... ...
Minato: That's more like it... ...
Jiraiya: Last warning...
Jiraiya: That's it, Suiton: Suiryūdan no Jutsu (Water Style: Water Dragon technique)!
Minato: Wait.. What?!
Miyuki: Jiraiya?!! What on earth are you doing?!
Filling Minato's room with water, all three of them got soaking wet.
Minato: Okay okay, I'm awake! Geez, are you trying to drown us or something?
Jiraiya: I told you not to oversleep yesterday, and look what you did.
Minato: What? I didn't oversleep, the clock is only... What?! It's 9 Am?! Hiruzen is going to kill me!
As Minato ran straight to the bathroom to get prepared for the day, Jiraiya uttered a deep sigh.
Jiraiya: *Sigh* Miyuki, could you?
Miyuki: *Sigh* Alright, someone has to clean up this mess... And yes, I'll be more careful than you. Futon: Shinkūgyoku (Vacuum Bullets).
Gently releasing her wind style, and adding some heat to it with her trademark Uchiha fire style, Miyuki proceeded to vaporize the water until all of it were gone.
Miyuki: There, that ought to do it. Now, remember that we made that no jutsu inside the house rule for a reason.
Jiraiya: Ehehehe, yeah I know, but...
Giving him a tired, yet a bit worked up look, Jiraiya decided to leave for the Hokage Mansion before he got in real trouble. As he went out the door, Minato came out from the bathroom.
Miyuki: And you young man!
Minato: What?! What have I done.. I.. I.. Ahhhh!
Furious that Minato once again overslept for his training session, Miyuki shot vacuum bullets after him as he ran out the door of the house.
Mito: What on earth happened to you? You look like a mess, Jiraiya.
Entering the Hokage Mansion, Mito was already there, preparing the day's tasks.
Jiraiya: Long story... Let's just say it involves water.
Mito: I see... Shall we?
Jiraiya: Right... I'll get the work I should have done yesterday out of the way first, then I'll get the paper work done... I guess...
Mito: You never liked the paper work, did you?
Meanwhile on the training ground, Minato was getting scolded by Hiruzen for being late once again.
Hiruzen: What is there to be done with you... Geez, like father like son they say.
Minato: Hey I'm not that sloppy! It's just that... Ah, never mind, let's just get on with the mission we have today.
Hiruzen: Alright, but first, I need you to do 1000 push ups for me.
Minato: What?! What for?
Hiruzen: For getting late, now go.
Minato: Fine, alright alright.
?: Hush! Don't let him hear you...
Hiruzen: Ami, Aiko, let's do some practical training over here.
Ami and Aiko (In Unison): Right away dad.
Minato (In Thought): Stupid... dumb... #"&%...
Apparently both pissed and disappointed of himself for being late once again, Minato began doing the push ups, as Hiruzen trained Ami and Aiko some couple of yards away.
*Some hours later*
Jiraiya: That should be the last piece... Oh look at the clock, it's not even past 1 pm yet. Looks like I'm getting better at this!
Mito: Don't praise yourself too much yet, I'm the one having to go over your paper work to see if everything is correct, after you're done.
Jiraiya: Ehehehe, I guess you're right about that... What should I have done without you.
Mito: Yeah, what should you have done without me? And let's not forget Hiruzen.
Jiraiya: Hehe, well yeah, we've been a team forever... Anyways, I think I'll be heading out for some fresh air, you think you can handle the rest yourself then?
Mito: Yeah yeah, no problem, off you go.
Closing the door behind him as he left, Jiraiya walked down the stairs and into the town. As he walked down the street he saw countless children playing around with their parents close by. Some of them ran over to him to greet him as he bend down to meet with them. He then got up as he continued to walk further down the street as he closed in on the east gate, and the road towards the training ground. As he walked down by the riverside, he spotted Minato, Ami and Aiko training with Hiruzen as he positioned himself by a nearby tree and watched them from distance. Leaning towards the tree with his right side, he suddenly felt a firm hand landing on his left shoulder, catching him by surprise.
?: Whoa, a little shaky today Jiraiya? Didn't mean to scare you.
Jiraiya: Kakashi sensei, didn't expect to run into you here... And no worries.
Kakashi: Well I was actually on my way home to Yugao when I spotted you down here, so I thought I would stop by to say hello.
Jiraiya: I see... So how are you doing these days anyways? Didn't see you at the birthday party yesterday. In fact, I haven't seen you for awhile now that I think about it.
Kakashi: Well yeah, I was meaning to go, but something came up. Gai and his wife needed our help with some things, so the four of us spent the evening together.
Jiraiya: That's great. I guess you still spend a lot of time hanging out with Gai.
Kakashi: Haha, yeah, old friends are hard to forget.
Jiraiya: You're right about that.
Kakashi: You know, you standing here watching Minato train, secretly in the distance, reminds me of Naruto.
Jiraiya: What do you mean? My father never really had the time to watch me train except for the Chunin and Jonin exams.
Kakashi: That's not what I meant, Naruto used to come down here whenever he could, to watch Yamato, Hiruzen, Mito and you train from a distance.
Jiraiya: Well if he did... How come he never told me about it?
Kakashi: Does Minato know that you watches him train from a distance, from time to time?
Jiraiya: ... I guess you have a point.
He said with a smile upon his face.
Jiraiya: Speaking of Yamato, he should be back pretty soon from his mission.
Kakashi: Yeah he should, I guess he has a lot to talk about when he gets back.
Jiraiya: Hehe, yeah I bet he has alright.
Jiraiya: So have you been up to date with the new generation of shinobies?
Kakashi: Are you kidding me, I lost track after your generation, although Minato, Ami and Aiko looks like a promising team.
Jiraiya: Heh, from the looks of it.
Kakashi: Hey, I don't think I ever asked why Hiruzen is their sensei? I mean, isn't it a bit strange that he's the sensei of both his daughters?
Jiraiya: Now that you mention it, I guess that's a bit strange, never put much thought in that.
Kakashi: Oh, Minato turns eleven next month, doesn't he?
Jiraiya: Yep, that's right.
Kakashi: So are you planning on letting him participate in the upcoming Jonin exam, later this year?
Kakashi: No one in the history of Konoha has become Jonin at a younger age than you were when you became one, and Minato will be only one year younger than that when he turned eleven.
Jiraiya Pondered about Kakashi's question, as Kakashi continued.
Kakashi: It's only been a year since he became chunin, right? I'm not one to judge as I haven't been following Minato's progress too much the past years, but you might want to take precautions if you're planning on letting him in on the Jonin exam, as it might still be too soon.
Jiraiya: Yeah I suppose you're right...
?: So here you are!
Miyuki: I thought I saw some familiar faces down by the river.
Jiraiya: Didn't you have some things to take care of today?
Miyuki: Yeah, but I found the time I needed, so I thought I would go for a walk, when I saw the two of you standing here. Are you watching Minato?
Kakashi: So I guess everything is just fine between the three of you?
Miyuki: Yes, everything is just fine. How about your family?
Kakashi: Everything is just good here as well.
Jiraiya: Oh that reminds me, Miyuki weren't you suppose to take care of some things with your mother and brothers today?
Miyuki: Right, now that you mention it, they wanted to meet back at our place.
Jiraiya: Well, you better get going, you know Mü's patience when it comes to work. Especially if Itachi's there pushing him about it.
Miyuki: Yeah I suppose... Alright, I'll see you later then Jiraiya. And for god's sake, go over to Minato and the rest and at least say hello. Standing here like a creep when you're the Hokage...
Kakashi: Haha, I'll make sure that we do.
Kakashi: Thinking about how fast time goes by, makes me wonder what I've been up to the recent years.
Jiraiya: What do you mean?
Kakashi: Well I haven't exactly been keeping in touch with everyone, my memory is starting to become bad as well.
Jiraiya: Haha, you're not that old yet Kakashi sensei.
Kakashi: Hah, yeah I know, but still.
Kakashi: By the way, Isn't Miyuki the daughter of Sasuke and Kurotsuchi?
Jiraiya: Yeah why?
Kakashi: Nothing, just got me thinking.
Jiraiya: About what?
Kakashi: About the past...
A gigantic smokescreen had fallen upon the battlefield as three shadows formed inside it. As the smoke slowly began to clear, the view of a great battle taking place came into view. Tobi, Naruto and Sasuke stood gasping for air as the smoke slowly settled around them.
Tobi: I haven't been pushed this far since we fought last time in the 4th Great Shinobi war. To think that you even managed to force me to use Izanagi on my right eye. *Thinking* 'I was too careless, without my right eye, I won't be able to to warp or go intangible anymore... I need to proceed with caution. Luckily, they should be pretty exhausted as well... I'll replace the eye later.'
The three of them were exhausted, starring at each other as they were waiting hesitant to see who would make the first move. Naruto’s Bijou mode ended as he looked Tobi straight into his eyes.
Naruto (To Kurama): How's your chakra?
Kurama: I'm completely drain of it. Splitting it up in half so that we both could fight together at the same time has taken it's toll.
Naruto: Yeah, but it was necessary to have you beside me when Tobi brought out those dragons.
Kurama: And yours? Will you be able to pull of some Flying Thunder God on Tobi? Now seems to be the perfect time with his space/time jutsu canceled...
Naruto: Too bad I'm almost out of chakra... *huff*, *pant*... It will take up too much chakra using the FTG now. I still have some left to finish this fight though.
Naruto charged at Tobi, trying to bring the battle to an end as countless punches and kicks exchanges between the two of them. Naruto dodged Tobi's right punch, trying to get behind him, but Tobi noticed just in time to counter and in the progress, managing to land a blow on Naruto's face, pushing him backwards.
Naruto: Not done yet!
Naruto then fired up a small rasengan, charging once again at Tobi, trying to land a blow on him. As he was just about to reach him, Tobi countered with Shinra tensei (Almighty Push), trying to push Naruto back. However, Naruto was able to hold his ground as his rasengan clashed straight into the Shinra tensei barrier. Intense air waves erupted around them, as Naruto screamed out and pushed the rasengan right through the barrier, hitting Tobi in the stomach and sending him on his back.
The rasengan didn’t have too much effect however as the Shinra Tensei managed to take some of the blow. Tobi then slowly got back up on his feet as he was panting heavily.
Tobi: *Huff... huff...*
Behind the two of them, you could see Sasuke was struggling to get on his feet, as he was holding his arm.
Sasuke (To himself): 'I need to help Naruto out... My chakra... huff...'
Tobi stretched out his arm towards Naruto as Naruto noticed his body started to move on it's own.
Tobi: Bansho Tenin (Universal pull)!
Naruto went flying straight for Tobi as Tobi drew a kunai to strike at him.
Tobi: It's over!
Naruto was just about to reach Tobi when two Rasengans formed in both his hands, aiming at Tobi to hit him dead on.
Just in the last second, Tobi managed to cancel the pull as Naruto crashed both Rasengan into the ground right beside him.
Tobi (To himself): Too close! The time laps between each time I can use Shinra Tensei and Bansho Tenin are getting longer and longer...
Tobi jumped back to gain distance from Naruto as the two of them were starring intensely at each other. From behind them, you could see Sasuke walking up towards Naruto, seemingly having recover from the previous clash.
Naruto: So you decided to join the battle...
Sasuke: Don't get too cocky... Naruto... I've only just begun.
Both of them grinned their teeth as Sasuke whispered something into Naruto's ear.
Tobi: What are you two laughing about?!
Angrily, Tobi prepared his next attack.
Tsunade: Mei, you see that?!
Mei: Yes... What's going on, why are they retreating?
Still in battle with the countless Zetsus and the Edo Tensei summonings, Tsunade suddenly noticed that several of the Edo Tenseis started lightning up, as if being released.
Tsunade: It's just like that time during the 4th Great Shinobi war, it's seems as if the Edo tensei has been broken!
Mei: It can't be? But by who?
Tsunade: There is still the Zetsus to take care of... and they're still outnumbering us by a ton!
Cannon Fodder Ninja: Mizukage sama, look over there, reinforcements!
Tsunade: It seems like the birds made it!
From over the hill some 100 yards ahead, a large force totaling a number over 60 000 came to view, with the 4th Raikage A in the lead.
Mei: It's A! The Allied Shinobi forces has arrived!
Naruto: *Pant* ... *Pant*
Sasuke: Still no luck...
Tobi: *Pant* ... *Pant* Child's trick like that aren't going to work on me. You should know that by now, Naruto...
Still in a locked stalemate, in a battle that had gone on for hours without stop, the battle seemed to go nowhere when suddenly the three of them spotted movement outside the barrier as countless Zetsus were driven back towards them.
Naruto: Heh, seems like our side is winning... Time we upped our game too, right Sasuke?!
Sasuke: Sure thing Naruto.
Sasuke walked up to Naruto as he charged up a Chidori in his left hand. Tobi watched their movement closely as Naruto fired up a Rasengan in his right.
Sasuke: Let's end this!
~ End Chapter 3