Dream Battle #1: Hashirama vs Hiruzen
This will be a two-part battle. Lordlloyd7 requested this dream battle and I'm sure am glad he did. Hashirama vs Hiruzen always make for an intense debate, although I believe that Hashirama easily beats Hiruzen. If you wish to request a battle, post here.
A 14-year-old Hiruzen walks the streets of Konoha by himself, heading for the Hokage Mansion. As he roams the village, he thinks back to when his deceased father, Sasuke Sarutobi, told him that he has more great potential to one day achieve the title of Hokage.
Hiruzen: (Dad, did you really believe that I have what it takes to become Hokage?)
Hiruzen looks up to at the Hokage Monument, staring into the single, giant stone face of the Hokage, Hashirama Senju.
Hiruzen: (Hashirama-sama, I will surpass you and become a fine Hokage. Not for myself, but for my father and the entire village! No doubt about it!)
The promising prodigy arrives at the mansion. Two Akimichi shinobi guard the entrance, but lets Hiruzen right through, being that Hiruzen regurlarly visits the first Hokage.
Hiruzen enters the Hokage's office and is disappointed to see Hashirama analyzing and signing scrolls, which is part of his duty as the leader of Konoha.
Hashirama: Greetings, young Sarutobi. How's your morning been so far?
Hiruzen: ....Fine, I guess.
The legendary wood release user studies Hiruzen's face.
Hashirama: Your face gives the expression that you are not fine.
Hashirama puts down his writing brush and scroll to give Hiruzen his full attention.
Hashirama: Now, tell me, what is it that is bothering you?
Hiruzen: There's no fooling you, Hashirama-sama. Well, I was thinking earlier how I much stronger I can be. Tobirama-sensei has been to busy with his jutsu experiments to train me recently. Danzo, Kagami, and the others are soon to pass me up. How can I achieve becoming Hokage one day if I can't even achieve to be the best my peers?
Hashirama: I see. Hiruzen boy, you have more potential than you can fathom. Strength is not what you are required to possess to become a Hokage. The only thing that is necessary is an overwhelming Will of Fire. Though, if the only way I can get you to begin believing in yourself is to train your shinobi abilities, then so be it.
Hashirama rises from his seat.
Hashirama: Follow me.
Hiruzen: Really!? You're the best, Hashirama-sama! Please don't tell Tobirama-sensei I told you that.
The living legend leads Hiruzen to a large open field in the Fire Country. The surrounding forest was created by Hashirama, every single tree.
Hashirama leaps to the northern edge of the field, leaving Hiruzen at the southern edge. Then, Hashirama turns around to face Hiruzen.
Hashirama: Prepare yourself, young one. I will not hold back much. Being the extraordinary Sarutobi that he was, your father reached his prime at around your age and stayed there until his death at age 36. So, I have no doubt that you are at your prime or near it at this very moment. You have your Sarutobi blood to thank for that, but your sheer determination is even more responsible for your amazing abilities.
Hiruzen: I've never been more ready in my life, Hashirama-sama. Here I come!
Hiruzen charges Hashirama.
To be continued...