The Legendary Sage of Konoha Returns 25 
The Battle for Justice continues, as the fight enters its final stage!!
The Legendary Sage of Konoha Series, All Previous Chapters [In Chronological Reading Order]:
The Legendary Sage of Konoha Returns, Chapter 25;
Last Man Standing!!:
Kabuto: Lies!! It's all lies!! Die!!!
Jumping backwards from Naruto to gain some space, Kabuto quickly clasped his hands together as he shouted out...
Kabuto: Senpō: Hakugeki no Jutsu (Sage Art: White Rage Technique)!!
Sasuke: That's the same as-... ?!
Naruto: The noise!!
Covering for their ears and eyes in pain, most of the alliance shinobi screamed out in agony due to the high pitch noise and the white bright light blinding them, as Kabuto transformed and opened his mouth wide, going straight for Naruto himself.
Kabuto (In Thoughts): I'm going to end this now... If I can capture Naruto here, I'll force him to do my bidding later on when we're more... excluded from such an audience...
Naruto (In Thoughts): He's going to-...?!
Sasuke: Naruto watch out!!
Just inches from swallowing Naruto whole, Kabuto noticed a hint of chakra leaking out of him as he jumped away to safety, just seconds before Naruto fired a Shinra Tensei (Almighty push) in all directions to avoid him. Kabuto swiftly turned around as he came for Naruto once more, but as he did, Naruto quickly countered him by smashing his hand down in the ground as several rocks shot up in the air.
Kabuto (In Thoughts): Doton: Tajū Doryūheki (Earth Release: Multiple Earth-Style Wall) huh... You do seem to be able to still mold your chakra to some extent, even being this exhausted, poisoned and blinded by my technique... Can he still sense me coming with his Toad Sennin Mode?
Getting blocked out by Naruto's defensive orientated attack, Kabuto proceeded to jump backwards to first gain some space, before he jumped onto the walls and began sprinting across them. As he reached the top, he noticed an incoming fire attack approaching as he barely avoided it and fired up an attack of his own.
Kabuto: Suiton: Daibakufu no Jutsu (Water Release: Great Waterfall Technique)!!
Taking a direct hit, Naruto was washed away as he smashed his back into the other end of the room, giving out a deep groan.
Kabuto: Now you're mine!
Racing himself towards Naruto's position, Kabuto slowly began to devour him, little by little, but as if time stood still, Naruto was able to reach his hand out as he came up with an attack right on time.
Massive bright cutting chakra appeared around his arm, as if a sound of a thousand birds was heard.
Cutting straight through Kabuto's body, Naruto's hand came out of Kabuto's back as he himself quickly followed, leaping out of the hole formed from the attack.
Konohamaru: You got him?!
Falling to the ground with a massive hole through his body, Kabuto appeared as if dead. It didn't take long though before Sasuke called out to Naruto.
Sasuke: You need to make sure, he's not going down that easily!
As the high pitch noise and the blinding light of Kabuto's previous attack dimmed down, Naruto stepped towards his body to finish him of. As he did however, Kabuto's eyes opened up again as he quickly got up on his feet and spat out a new version of himself, leaving the old body.
Sasuke: So you still possess some of Orochimaru's abilities, even though he took back his DNA and chakra...
Kabuto: Kehehehehe, did you honestly think I would go down that easily? I don't know how many times I've said this before, but don't make me laugh!
Naruto: ... This is only the beginning, huh?...
Kabuto: *Smirk* No, more like the beginning of the end!!
Performing some quick hand-seals, Kabuto suddenly shouted out...
Kabuto: I am not a spectator in this war, some side kick of Tobi! I am the one you should fear, and I'm the one who's going to win! Senpō: Muki Tensei (Sage Art: Inorganic Animation)!!
Around Naruto, the walls and the roof began bending and twisting themselves as a sharp spike made of rock shot down from the ceiling towards him. Dodging it just in time, Naruto jumped to the side, but only to find several other spikes heading straight for him.
Kabuto: Just the spot I was aiming for!
As he landed, Naruto bent his body to avoid the several spikes, but he wasn't quick enough to avoid them all as one of them pierced through his left leg, nailing him to the ground.
Naruto: Uahhg, for fu*k's sake! Damn it...
In counter to this, Naruto fired up another Raikiri in hand as he broke off the rock-spike right above where it pierced through him, as he forced his leg of it. As he looked up, he saw Kabuto heading straight for him.
Kabuto: Suiton: Suiryūdan no Jutsu (Water Release: Water Dragon Bullet Technique)!!
Naruto: More than one person can do that techn-... ?!
Naruto (In Thoughts): My chakra?! The poison is locking my body up to even greater extent... At this rate...
The fierce water dragon headed straight for Naruto, whom were trying to do one of his own to counter when he quickly realized that his chakra was jamming itself due to the poison. In an attempt to just dodge the attack, Naruto felt the weight of the pain in his leg slowing him down, as the Jubi's healing powers were cut off in the progress, together with the rest of his chakra system. Seeing as he didn't have time to move away, Naruto saw no other option than to try something else.
Naruto (In Thoughts): I'm not going to make it in time, my leg is really messed up right now... If i don't find a way to end this soon, things might get ugly! Okay, here it comes!
Tackling the dragon head on, the dragon smashed into Naruto as it pushed him along the ground, several meters backwards, before he stopped in his track, taking the attack head on. Kabuto continued to push the attack, as more and more water shot out from him, increasing the Dragon's size and strength.
Naruto was completely devoured in water as the end of the dragon smashed into the wall behind him, appearing as it completely drowned him in the process. The attack then slowly began to dim down, but it was not because Kabuto was slowing it down, but rather something else.
Kabuto: ?! What's happening, my attack is getting... Absorbed?!
Naruto: *Huff, Huff* Just in time...
As the water slowly started to drain away from the battlefield, the only thing left standing from the attack was Naruto, whom had both his arms reached out in front of himself, supporting himself up with his right foot angled up from the ground and his left one leaning itself down towards it. He was panting heavily, and vague burnt marks appeared on the palms of his hands, as his left leg was shaking tremendously and was bleeding badly. Opposite to Naruto's position, Kabuto still stood puzzled looking at him, but he quickly realized the cause of why his attack suddenly vanished.
Kabuto: The Rinnegan... Looks like you've grasped another path of it, besides the Deva Path's Shinra Tensei (Almighty Push)... I take it that this was the Preta Path's Fūjutsu Kyūin (Blocking Technique Absorption Seal)...
Naruto: *Pant, Pant*
Kabuto: Well it doesn't matter much now, just look at you, you're all done, barely able to move... This battle is over...
Naruto: This battle is over when I say it is-... Ugh, *hark, hark!*
Falling forward, only managing to support himself with his arms, preventing him from passing out, Naruto began to spit up blood as the rest of the Alliance was silenced in shock.
Kabuto: *Smirk* I don't know if you've familiarized yourself in the different poisons of this world, Naruto-Kun, but I'm sure you've at least acquainted yourself with some of them, including the lethal poison Sasori of the Red sand once used??
Naruto: Argh-... *Cough, cough!*
Starting to cough even more sincerely, Naruto seemed beyond capable to control his own body, as he felt like he was burning up and the Jubi inside was twisting and stabbing his heart, trying to break free.
Kabuto: It's not the same as his, and neither is it the same as the one I used on you earlier, the one I failed to fully utilize... This is a poison that does a more quick process than those two, one that doesn't need a step two to complete... If not treated, you will die within the first couple of hours after injection... the first sign is your lungs and kidney failing, then your heart rate slows down, before you passes out and disappears from this world for good... Your body is shutting itself down because of it, and you won't be able to keep going for long, at least not battling like this...
Naruto: You damn cowardly bast-... Ugggggh!!
Kabuto: But don't worry yourself much about it, like I said, I need you alive... And I know the antidote to save you. Although, I do believe that the antidote has to been injected fairly early on in order to be able to fight the process of the poison properly... All you can do now is... Surrender yourself to me, hoping that I'll give you enough antidote to keep you alive long enough to get the info I want, kehehehehe!! *Smirk*
Naruto: *Pant, Pant* Kabuto... Give up... trying to make me give up!!
With the blink of an eye, Naruto suddenly vanish as he reappeared within seconds behind Kabuto, attempting to smash an enormous Rasengan into his back. Sensing his approach with his Sage Mode, Kabuto tried to jump away, but was just a bit too slow, as Naruto hit his back from the side, sending him flying across the room, landing with his face first to the ground.
Naruto: *Pant, Cough, Pant*
As the smoke from the attack slowly settled, Naruto watched as Kabuto slowly got back up on his feet again as blood dripped down his left arm and burn marks appeared all over his body. His glasses was sitting side-ways across his face, as one of the glass had been shattered into pieces, while the other one had a crack mark across it. Reaching his right hand up towards them, Kabuto grabbed a hold onto them as he took them off him. His hand was shaking as he looked down on the glass, with the crack mark, remaining in its socket, as he saw his own reflection there. Mumbling some words of inconsistency to himself, Kabuto looked suddenly awfully depressed.
Kabuto: My glasses... You broke them.
Kabuto: Do you have any idea what value they had to me?!!!
Kabuto: They were not any type of glasses, but the only bond left I had to an identity of my own existence, of the orphanage, of Mother!!
Enraged by the broken glasses, Kabuto tucked them deep into the palm of his hand as he crushed the last bit of them before throwing them away.
Kabuto: Now look what you've done!
Charging straight at Naruto, the two of them started exchanging several rounds of powerful punches and kicks, as Naruto got blown away swiftly by a roundhouse kick. He then followed up by racing to Naruto's position again, as he started pounding away at him, holding him up from the ground with his left hand, punching with the right.
Hinata: Stop it, somebody, please stop him!!
Urushi: Kabuto, that's enough, stop it already! I still remember you, I'm still here, I acknowledge your existence!
Halting his advance, Kabuto then let go of Naruto as he turned around towards the barrier, and approached it. As he did, Urushi stepped forward to meet him as Kabuto looked at him with almost psychotic eyes. From behind him, the likes of Sasuke, Konohamaru, Shikamaru, and several other members of the alliance watched carefully, as Kabuto spoke out to him. In the background, Naruto was still struggling to get back up on his feet.
Kabuto: You... If you are who you say you are, then prove it...
Urushi: I'll do anything I can do to end this madness, what is it that you want to know?
Kabuto: Madness?... I'll give you a free pass through this barrier.
Kabuto: Lay your hand on it...
Shikamaru: Now what are you planning?!
Konohamaru: Just be careful man...
Sasuke (In Thoughts): I have to do something to help the situation, I just have to... But what is it that I can do?? If I can't pass this barrier, and neither can my attacks... What is it that I can do to help Naruto end this??
Laying his hand on the barrier, Urushi watched as Kabuto slowly closed his eyes before he spoke again.
Kabuto: Okay, the barrier has read your DNA coding... You may pass.
Seeing this, Konohamaru went to cease the opportunity as he leaped forward.
But to his surprise, he just crashed into the barrier head first as he tumbled over on his back again.
Urushi then proceeded to step forward as he was able to slip through the barrier, much to the rest of the alliance's surprise.
Konohamaru: But how, and why?!
Shikamaru: Didn't you hear him, the barrier is programed after DNA...
Stepping forward, Urushi halted in front of Kabuto, as Kabuto continued.
Kabuto: The Orphanage... What was the Ground Rule??
Kabuto: Again, if you are who you say you are, you should know this...
Urushi: The Ground Rule?? Are you talking about the curfew??
Urushi: The curfew... It's already passed 9 pm... Which means, It's time to sleep already.
Urushi: Yeah of course I remember, why do you think I carry around a watch??
Picking up a watch from his pocket, Urushi stretched it out to Kabuto, as Kabuto was even more shocked to see this.
Urushi: I know those glasses meant a lot to you... Sister gave you her own pair after all...
Sasuke (In Thoughts): My attacks... My attacks can't pass the barrier... ?! That's it!! Now's my chance!
Kabuto: It just can't be... Urushi?? No, this must be a trick, you can't be him...
Urushi: Indeed I am...
Sasuke: Hey, Kabuto!!
Looking passed Urushi and over at Sasuke, Kabuto was too shocked about the whole situation to pay attention to the obvious plan that had taken place.
Kabuto: !! My body?!-... This is...
Sasuke: Urushi, now's your chance!! Finish this!
Urushi: I... What, what are you doing?!
Sasuke: While he's still trapped under my genjutsu, you have to, to end this war! The Kabuto you once knew... he's gone, it's not the same person!
Putting his watch back in his pocket, Urushi reached for a kunai as he held it out in front of himself, shaking tremendously.
Urushi: I... I... I can't... He's... He's... He's my-...?!
Out of the blue, Kabuto suddenly snatched the Kunai out of Urushi's grasp as he turned it around and stabbed it right through his chest.
Urushi: !!... Kab-...bu...to, I...
Kabuto: Look what you made me do!! You were suppose to be my friend?!?!?! It was your plan all along, wasn't it?!
Konohamaru: You bastard!!
Shikamaru: Kabuto, he didn't-...
Pulling the kunai out of him, Kabuto watched as Urushi fell to the ground lifeless, before he turned his back on the barrier and towards Naruto again, who had just recently got back up on his feet.
Kabuto: Urushi, you... I can't believe... You... Wanted to kill me?! Change of plans, this is no longer a capture mission...
Leaping off towards Naruto, Kabuto intended to end it once and for all.
Having just barely got back up on his feet again, Naruto saw Kabuto racing in at him, but he knew he was totally exhausted, that he had no chakra nor powers left to counter the attack as his Sage Mode had already run out. A few rounds exchanged between them as Kabuto slowly began over-powering him.
Kabuto: It's all your fault!
Grabbing onto Naruto's left arm, Kabuto quickly turned around as he applied massive force to the swing.
Twisting Naruto's arm around, applying power through the Dragon Sage Mode, it almost sounded as if Kabuto broke Naruto's left arm right off in the process, as he sent him away with yet another powerful kick afterwards. Landing on his back, Naruto was barely able to force himself up as he was clutching his arm.
Naruto (In Thoughts): Damn it, I think it's broken...
But the attack did not stop there as Kabuto drew his rapier and went straight for him.
Unable to dodge, Naruto barely managed to stop the rapier with his right hand as he grabbed on to the blade with his bare palm, but as he was struggling to hold it back, it suddenly slipped through his grip as it went straight through his abdomen.
Shikamaru: Hinata, don't...
Having to restrain her, Shikamaru almost felt her pain through his body as she began to cry heavily. Withdrawing his weapon from Naruto, Kabuto stood above him as Naruto fell to his knees, holding his stomach with his right arm.
Kabuto: This is the end...
Kabuto then laid the rapier at Naruto's throat, forcing him to look up, as he drew it backwards, charging up a strike. Naruto watched as Kabuto and the rapier were reflected in his eyes, drawing closer and closer to his head. As if fainting by his wounds, Naruto suddenly found himself by the cage of the Jubi, as the Jubi grabbed a hold onto him, pulling him inside. Keeping him in his palm, the Jubi dragged him up to his face.
Jubi: So you've already given up... You have nothing more to give, have you?
Naruto: The... poi-... poison... My arm, I ca-.. I can't-...
Jubi: You know, there is just something about you... The way you strive for others... In this state, I could perhaps even take over your body, breaking the seal.
Naruto: Don't-... I can't.. fail every-... one... It's my duty... to.. protect them...
Jubi: But, I think I can learn much from you... Therefore, I've decided to help you in your quest... to save you from this doom... I'll take care of the poison for you, so that you may yet live to prove your worth... You've convinced me, Uzumaki Naruto, now show me how it's done!
Kabuto: This is the end... Die!!-....?!?!?!
Suddenly a massive source of chakra shot out from Naruto as Kabuto got blasted away. Landing on his feet, retaining his balance, Kabuto could not believe his eyes as Naruto was gravitating in front of him, covered in a mini version of the Super Sennin-Bijou Mode.
Kabuto: It can't be, it just can't?!!
In the blink of an eye, Kabuto suddenly got tossed around the room at rapid speed, smashed into the walls, the roof and the floor, knocking down several pillars in the process.
Landing with a bang to the ground, Kabuto felt totally shattered as his Sage Mode ran out. Naruto, landing on his feet again, went to pick up the Master Sword, which was still stuck in the ground by the barrier, as his Super Sennin-Bijou Mode reverted back, one stage at a time, until Naruto was left in his original appearance. Leaping off towards Kabuto, Naruto was set to end the fight, once and for all!
Naruto: *Pant, Pant* Now this is the end, no more games!
*One Last Push!*
~ End Chapter 25
* What a shocking turn of events! Is this the end for Kabuto, or will he find a way to turn the tide? Find out, Next Time! *
Fun Facts & Author's Note:
1: For once, I don't really have a damn thing to say... xD Well I do know that the battle ends next chapter, so you might be left with a feeling that I didn't do Kabuto's character justice, but at the same time, I really felt like it was time to end the battle after a long war. I didn't really have much more to give, and I didn't really know how to extend the fight much longer than what I came up with. Now, I'm not going to spoil the next chapter for you, but at least I've now given you a heads up. For once, I feel like I could have done more, been more creative, but at the same time, I think I did just enough to keep it interesting... You'll see next chapter ;D
2: Now that I am closing in on the end, with only 5 more chapters to go of this sequel, I might want to start telling you what my final chapters will be about (yet along the final sequel plus the movie). I'll use most of them to wrap things up, add in missing pieces, and if you guys remember the 3 first chapters of this sequel, that described events of the past, "present" and the future, you will know that it will come into play once more again very soon.
For those of you who don't remember, the time went back to the past at the end of chapter 3, and starting from 26, I'll finally begin moving up towards that point, 20 years into the future where Jiraiya (Naruto's son) was Hokage and had a kid named Minato (oh, this reminded me about a fun fact I forgot to share at chapter 15! It was due to Naruto's encounter with Minato, his dad, and him "complaining" about Naruto naming his kids after his mom and his Sensei, but not him, that Naruto, and Jiraiya (his kid) decided to name Jiraiya's kid Minato). Because the short sequel I'll be doing after this one, is actually going to be placed after the "present time," introduced in those first chapters of this sequel. But I'll keep the details on that sequel to myself for now, the same goes for the short movie. All I can say is that everything that happens between 27-30 were written down in notes a very, very, very long time ago, even before I started out on this sequel! In other words, I always knew the end of it, but not the beginning at the middle section.
3: Not much else to be said, other than that I think writing 27-30 (yep, already done with 26 at this point) is going to be very easy for sure, but I also think some of the chapter will end up getting very long indeed xD We shall see.... Well that's all I got for now, hope you liked this chapter and Thank Me thumbs up if you enjoyed it, and as always people, have an awesome day ;D