652: The Trump Card!
Obito lies on the Earth as rain slowly begins to dribble from a now cloudy, gray sky. Soon, the light pour becomes an avalanche of water, seemingly drowning the ground in it. Lightning flashes as the Juubi's host reflects on the images he once held, of him being Hokage with his friends.
Sasuke: It's over. You're done Obito.
Obito: (Laughs) So it seems traitor.
Naruto: (Angry) He's not a traitor. He just managed to see that some things can't be solved by hate and violence, something that you should've recognized a long time ago being my dad was your Sensei!
Obito: All your father was good for was not being there when it mattered most. Why was he absent the day Rin died? Don't try and act as if your old man is a saint, boy!
Minato: (Sad) Obito...
Naruto: It's true. Maybe he wasn't there to save your teammate... or to protect you guys from the ninja that took Kakashi Sensei's eye, but he WAS there to save hundreds of innocent lives from the attack you spurred against Konoha! And there to offer words of wisdom to his son when he was in a dark place despite knowing that he;s messed up a lot in his life!
Obito: (Scowl) So what now, huh? What do you intend to do next Uzumaki Naruto?
Sasuke: Heh, that's simple; kill you. (Prepares Chidori)
Naruto: No, Sasuke! We're not going to kill him.
Sasuke: Naruto! He's destroyed half the ninja alliance and murdered Neji in cold blood. You're willing to let that pass just because you refuse to take a life? That's not what being a Hokage is going to take. I'll do it if you're to chicken to do what's necessary.
Naruto: Sasuke! I learned a long time ago to bury my hatred (Nagato) and try and attempt a solution other than killing just for the sake of revenge. Offing Obito isn't going to solve anything except holding off another one of him forming. We have to solve this problem now so it doesn't become an issue later.
Sasuke: And how do we do that?!
Naruto: ... (thinking hard) (can't come up with anything)
Obito: (Waiting) Ahh, see. You have no real solution. Naruto, you're just all talk and no game. Keh... even if I die. This world is still going to end. Watch as the God Tree is about to bloom!!!
Sasuke: Shit! Whatever, Naruto. You stay here and chat with Obito. I'm going to take down that tree! (Jumps)
Madara: Now's my chance! The brat is alone! Hashirama... our dance has come to an end. (Handsign)
Obito: Guaaaah! Shit! He's attempting to take over my body again! (Half his body turns black) What is this?!
Madara: That is you're half that was destroyed by the boulder. I replaced the missing limbs with Black Zetsu --- a basic droid of I. It's time for my plan to become complete!
Hashirama: I won't let you Madara! (Stops in his track)
Madara: (Stabbing Himself in chest with black rod)
Hashirama: What... is that my face on your chest?! Ewwww.... what the hell Madara?!
Madara: Thank the one who modified my body for this. They essentially took the cells I harvested from you and created a clone. By sticking this Rod through this I'm able to control you!
Hashirama: But that's ... who'd have knowledge of my body like that?!
Madara: His name was Kabuto and he experimented on this body. It's thanks to him that I'll be able to fulfill the real Moon of the Eye plan!
Madara: (Laughs evilly) My plan was really to use Obito's pocket dimension and store slaves there while I projected my eye off the face of the moon and .... burn the entire planet away with Amaterasu! Then using Izanagi, I would create a new world where I would reign.
Hashirama: That's insane Madara!
Madara: Oh well... there's nothing any of you can do about it!!! Let's begin!
The Allied Shinobi Force tries to attack Madara all at once, but he activates Perfect Susano'o, sending them flying around the entire area.
Madara: Sit down maggots. Now, I'll become alive again and take off the Black Zetsu half of Obito and merge it with me to become the Juubi's new host! (Freezes) What?!
???: Kukukuku... you're a fool if you think Kabuto was able to do this to your body. It was meeeee all along! And how I managed to control you, a seal placed on your neck while you were dead on a table with me playing with your lifeless body!!!!!!!!
Sasuke: (Jumping to top of tree) (lands)
Hashirama: Sasuke!!! The fruit is blooming! Hurry and consume it! You're the only one who can stop Madara now!
There's a single panel of Sasuke standing in front of the flower as it's petals open revealing the God Fruit. His EMS is activated and he stares at it intently.
Sasuke: I'll become... HOKAGE!!!
A pair of narrow, slit eyes glow in the darkness behind Sasuke as he reaches for the fruit.
???: And I look forward to seeing that day... Sasuke-kunnn
Sasuke: ?!?! (Whirls around) (Smacked) (Sent flying) (lands) You!!!
Orochimaru: (Smiles) (Grabs fruit) (Bites)
What a shocking turn around!!! Orochimaru reveals his true plans as he begins consuming the god fruit... waiting in the shadows to strike! What will the Allied Shinobi Force do now?!?!