Naruto 670- The Mysterious Old Man
Naruto opens his eyes
Naruto: Kurama! Everyone!
SFX: Standing up
Naruto: What's this place? (Pause...) Yeah, that's where I met the bijuus.
Far away, a figure is disappearing into the dark.
Naruto: Wait! Who are you?
Naruto runs toward the vanishing figure.
SFX: Water splashing
Naruto: Heh...Wait! What are you doing here?
Naruto: ( Damn it, I fell unconscious.) Heh, do you know what's happening up there? What is Madara doing?
The figure stops with Naruto close to him.
Mysterious person: Shukaku, Matatabi, Isobu..
Mysterious person: .... Son Goku, Kokuo, Saiken, Choumei, Gyuki, Kurama!
The whole place lits brightly and the nine bijuus form a circle around Naruto.
Naruto: Huh, what's happening?
Mysterious man: It's about time I meet you Uzumaki Naruto!
Scene changes to Madara
Madara(scary smile): Now, don't disappoint me!
Madara's wounds heal instantly, his broken horn grows again and his clothes reform anew.
Gai stretches his arm and brings his hands together.
Gai: Not yet. The red springtime of youth is still not over.
Gai: (This is my last technique before all the gates close again. I cannot miss) Gozenreiji no hōō! ( Midnight Phoenix)
SFX: Energy roaring! Pulsing!
Madara: ( All the air around him is compressing into a single point. And this energy is... natural energy?)
Madara: (If I am hit head on, the juubi might be affected)
SFX: Hand seals
Madara casts a barrier around him
Gai: The phoenix announces rebirth. I may die here but youth will prevail in the subsequent ages.
SFX: Heartbeat weakening
The scene changes with a flash to gai's childhood
Dying Dai: I have taught you everything my son. Now is the time...
Dai dies with the other swordsmen on the ground around him.
Gai: Father! Father......!
Gai (shouting): Father!!!!!!!
Scene changes to Gai
Gai: (Shinobis endure and pass their will to the next generation. That's what you did father! Now is the time for my rule)
Crimson energy is shot forward and it expands to take the form of a crimson phoenix.
Madara: Perhaps this energy is too much even for that barrier.
SFX: Stepping behind
Madara gets away from the barrier from the rear.
The barrier shatters apart and the phoenix gains more momentum
Madara: It absorbed it! It might come faster than I had expected.
SFX: High speed flight
Madara gets away while the phoenix penetrates through and outside the barrier.
Gai: I won't let you escape...
SFX: Gates closing
Gai: ( I have reached my limits)
Madara: It is getting closer. Shinju!!!
The god tree moves towards the ground to take the attack head on.
The phoenix dodges the roots of the god tree.
Wood erupts from the ground and the phoenix strikes against it.
Madara: As I thought, this won't be enough to deal with it.
A crimson figure emerges from the smoke.
Gaara: I have gathered enough chakra.
SFX: Hands raising
A huge wall of sand surrounds Madara.
The black balls are shot, explode in the sand forming a barely visible hole.
Madara (smiling): Impressive defense! Guess I am cornered.
SFX: Hands stretching
Madara: You are amazing but still your abilities pale in comparison to me. Shinra Tensei!
Scene changes to Naruto
Naruto: You look familiar. Do we know each other?
Mysterious person: We are closer than you would ever think.
Bijuus: It is time to meet your destiny Naruto.
Naruto: You are all there! Even you Kurama. I am sorry-
Kurama: It's my other half which got taken.
Son goku: It can't be helped. This Madara guy has the rinnegan, the old man's eye.
Naruto looks at the figure in front of him
Naruto: Could he be the sage of six paths?
Shukaku: Not really-
Kurama: Shut up and let the old man talk.
Shukaku: You always get on my nerves stupid fox.
Choumei: They are doing it again.
Naruto(laughing): My bad, this two can never get along.
Mysterious old man: Not really. They are like the yin yang. Though they are opposed, they can be united because they are similar.
Naruto: Yin Yang? I don't get it. Anyway, if you are not the sage of six paths, what's an old man doing here?
Mysterious old man: I guess you are responsible for this, kurama.
Yin Kurama: Yes, sorry. I couldn't help but hate these humans. So I did it.
Naruto: Do what?
Mysterious old man: It doesn't matter. After our talk, I will return it to you.
Naruto(putting his hands on his head): It and this aren't telling me. I can't figure out anything.
Yin Kurama: I absorbed your yin essence before you were born. Unlike other human, you lack mental energy.
Naruto: It doesn't matter. It's all thanks to you I was able to work hard to achieve anything.
Yin Kurama: Now I see why my other half was converted. You are undoubtedly the chosen one.
Mysterious old man: Uzumaki Naruto, do you know who I am?
Naruto: Hmmmmm. Let's see..... Teuchi? Nope. Damn, it seems like a distant memory.
Mysterious old man: Who is Teuchi?
Yin Kurama(annoyed): The Ramen Guy it seems.
Isobu to son goku: This conversation is getting annoying. Let's get this over with old man.
Mysterious old man: Naruto, I will help you find yourself. It's about time you remember the past.
Mysterious old man: The shadows that obscure the world are darker than one can imagine.
Matatabi: The shinju is incarnate destruction.
Saiken: It must be stopped at all cost.
Kokuo: The elder son set the cycle of hatred in motion and the mind of the shinju is getting reborn again.
Naruto: What is the shinju?
Kurama: The ten tails, the progenitor and the destroyer.
Naruto: So, you mean that there is more to the ten tails?
Mysterious old man: Much more than you would ever imagine Uzumaki Naruto!
NEXT WEEK: The old man is revealed. The terrific past is about to unfold.