previously: The story takes place after Hashirama vs Madara. (Tobi is a random Uchiha here.) Madara had formed Akatsuki and hid in the shadows,but they managed to capture Tobirama, so Akatsuki could made its move.In exchange for Tobirama's life, Madara made Hashirama sacrifice himself. Then they released Tobirama, but he was under genjutsu. The hokage's advisor and the head of the Hyuga clan cancelled the genjutsu, and Tobirama tried to warn the other nations to be careful. Unfortunately, Zetsu and his clones killed the messengers and gave false messages to the villages. This was Madara's plan to turn the nations against each other and start a war. In addition,he sent his men to kill the kages...The first match was Tokage, a new member of Akatsuki , vs Hisashi, the 1st Tsuchikage. The second match is Kakuzu vs Kazuki the 1st mizukage.
Kazuki,the mizukage was a leader that everybody loved and respected. He was a great warrior, a man of honour who never forgot his way to the success. He grew up in an era of war, filled with blood, pain, and blood again. As a member of the famous Nobu clan, he was born with a natural talent that made him the powerful man he was. But he was the last sprout of his clan. War didn’t spare his family, and his brother, the only remnant of the once populous clan, was killed 5 years ago, in the battle of Ono. Kazuki never forgot about that day...he wore a piece of his brother’s hair as a necklace, to remind him of his oath to take revenge on the murderer of his brother...
*Back to Kirigakure,presently*
Kazuki quickly made handsigns:-Earth style: Earth dome technique!
And so the cliffs of the surrounding bay and the earth from under the sea started to grow and encompass the bay, like a wreath. Then finally a huge dome was formed, only a small hole was left on the roof. Kazuki made another sequence of handsigns, and the water started to boil.
Kazuki:-I’ll boil you like eggs. There is no escape from this.
Kakuzu:-But you’ll be boiled along with me,won’t you?
Kazuki:-Do you really think that I’m the mizukage for nothing? Just prepare to die...
Meanwhile some Kirigakure ninjas, who were close to the scene of the battle, got closer to the place, as they noticed the huge dome .
-What’s that?-asked a young genin.
-That’s mizukage sama’s teapot-combo jutsu. We can do nothing, but wait. Noone has survived that technique,except for Tobirama Senju, but he is a different story...-answered a jounin.
-Wow, mizukage sama is amazing!
In the meantime, Kakuzu didn’t panic inside the „teapot”. He made the sign of the snake, while the place became filled with hot steam. Kakuzu could see nothing, as if he was in a dense mist. But then he took glimpse of a silhouette of something radiant.
Kazuki:- Are you starting to feel hot?-shouted the mizukage.
Kakuzu:-Hehe, not really...My ironskin technique protects me! You cannot harm me!
„So that’s why he wasn’t afraid...”-thought Kazuki.
Then suddenly Kakuzu realized that the beaming shape was coming towards him at a high speed. He felt confident that his ironskin would protect him, but then he felt the mizukage’s fist in his chest. And now he understood... Kazuki was enveloped in flames! He broke the ironskin and destroyed Kakuzu’s heart. Kakuzu collapsed.
-You were too conceited and overconfident ...I told you...I am the mizukage...Noone has escaped my jutsu yet, and my firearmour protects me as well.
Kakuzu:-Firearmour....I never expected that...-said Kakuzu and died.
Kazuki cancelled his firearmour and released the earthdome. But something on Kakuzu’s back started to move under the clothes, and Kakuzu was revived. Kazuki jumped back in his surprise and took a protective stance.
Kakuzu:- Maybe I underestimated you, but you haven’t finished me yet...-and Kakuzu took off his robe...Kazuki saw that his heart was renewed, and the wound was healed.
- I have 5 hearts! You have to kill me 4 more times . Hahahaha!
Shocking memories started to engulf mizukage’s head...
It was raining heavily, and the small streams formed from the raindrops were coloured red, because of the blood that covered the field. Corpses could be seen all over the place, but some ninjas were still engaged in fighting. Young Kazuki fought a few meters far from his brother, Kazuo.
– Hold on brother, we will win this! The enemy is retreating!- encouraged Kazuo his younger brother and just killed a hostile ninja. But suddenly he was pierced by some black threads, and his heart was removed.
-Noooo!!! Brother!- shouted Kazuki and rushed forward to where the unknown enemy took down his brother. It was dark so he couldn’t see the enemy’s face, who had already left. Kazuki bent down but his brother was dead, his chest was open,and his heart removed.
*end of flashback*
-You...It was you!!! Now I remember!
-What? What are you talking about?-asked Kakuzu with surprise.
-You killed my brother in the battle at Ono 5 years ago!- shouted Kazuki in anger.
-Ohh? Is that so? I don’t remember, you see, I’ve killed so many people in that battle...-said Kakuzu with irony in his voice.
-You even took his heart! You filthy bastard!
-Ahh, so he was your brother! Hmm...he had a wind affinity which is rare so I added him to my collection. Hahaha! If you want to kill me, you have to destroy your brother’s heart as well. How ironical...
„Damn...sorry brother.But I know that you wouldn’t hesitate either. ”-Let it be! – said Kazuki and activated his firearmour. At the same time, Kakuzu detached the remaining 3 masks from his back , and the monsters started to move on their own.
„Fire and wind techniques won’t really work on him because of that armour and I’ve lost my earth-heart...then...” – thought Kakuzu, and the windmonster and the watermonster merged, then they formed a combo attack in order to cancel mizukage’s firearmour. The heavy waterwave, strenghtened with wind would have been enough to extinguish the armour, but Kazuki evaded. Then the firemonster sent a flameball towards the mizukage,and it landed,but without any effect.
„Just as I thought”-wondered Kakuzu, and the merged monster kept on trying to hit the mizukage with its attack. Kazuki evaded again and again, then he went on the offensive and pushed forward against the firemonster, and managed to land a blow on the mask, which broke, then the monster collapsed.
-One more down.-said Kazuki with a smile on his face, but it was too early to rejoice becuase he didn’t notice that Kakuzu’s threads went under the water and now they tried to catch Kazuki from below, but the threads melted when they touched the firearmour.”Damn, it’s useless...I have to try something radical...”-said Kakuzu to himself, and started to run towards the shore.
-Already fleeing? I won’t let you!-shouted Kazuki and wanted to follow Kakuzu but the water-wind monster stood in his way.-Why you...-groaned Kazuki and formed some seals. Waterbullets emerged from the sea and hit the monster, so it tilted.”Now is my chance!”-thought Kazuki and he wanted to finish the wind-mask, but he remembered that it contained his brother’s heart. Kazuki stopped and got emotional...
And it cost him his life...Kakuzu from the shore hit the sea with lightning, and electrocuted the mizukage, along with the merged monster. „Damn, I don’t believe that I’ve been pushed so far that I had to sacrifice my own weapons...Now I have only one heart left...”
Kakuzu approached Kazuki to check if he was really dead . There still was some life in the mizukage.
- I see you are still alive. Luckily I can replace one of my hearts with yours...-but a kunai flew towards him so Kakuzu jumped back. A bunch of Kirigakure ninjas appeared and surrounded the mizukage’s dying body.
-Leave him alone you monster!-said the young genin from earlier.
„There are too many of them and I have only lightning left...I should go...the mizukage will die anyways”.- Ok, I spare your lives for now...-and so Kakuzu retreated. The little genin started to run after him, but the jounin stopped him.
-Isumo, stop. You don’t stand a chance. He defeated Kazuki sama.
-But...-Isumo tried to protest.
-It’s enough. I understand how you feel. We all feel the same. But we should take back mizukage sama to the village.Maybe we still can save him...Let’s go.
The ninjas carefully lifted Kazuki’s body and started to move ...
- Brother, I failed - whispered Kazuki.
-Don’t talk, mizukage sama, we’ll save you. And they disappeared in the woods...