We are walking in a diamond formation. I am at the back, Asuma is in the front, Shikamaru at the left side and Hinata at the right side. With Tazuna in the middle.
In front of us, we can see a pool of water. We all looked at it, but we kept walking without giving it a second glance.
Suddenly two chains came flying at me.
I quickly gave one of them a chop to the neck, knocking him out. I disarmed the other one and pointed a kunai at his neck. He didn't move an inch.
"Excellent work, Naruto, and Shikamaru."
He looked at the shinobi.
"So do you mind telling us why you attacked us."
"You won't get anything from me."
"Sensei let just bring him back to the village. I'm sure someone is in need of a guinea pig."
"Yeah, you're right. They will get everything out of him with a bit of torturing."
"Wait! I will talk, but please let us go afterwards."
"Sure, start talking."
"We got send by Gato to kill the bridge builder."
You could see Tazuna in clear distress.
"Are there any more Shinobi that he hired?"
"He hired Zabuza Momochi and his partner."
"Is that all?"
"Yes, I wouldn't dare to lie to you."
He knocked out the last shinobi.
"This mission has gotten way beyond C-Rank. We will head back and let the Hokage deal with this."
"Wait! Please, you need to bring me home. If I don't get back home, everyone will be done for."
"This isn't what we signed up for. If Zabuza is involved, this mission could become A-Rank."
"Wait sensei. Let us at least hear him out."
"Fine. Tell us why Gato is after you. From what I know, he is a shipping magnate and extremely rich.."
"On the surface he may seem as an honest businessman, but he makes a lot of money in the underworld. He is a drug dealer as well as the owner of a smuggling business. He is attempting to take control of the Land of Waves. He has taken over all the shipping ports, which is the only way we can trade with other places. Without it, we can't make any money."
"So you want to build a bridge to connect your village with the main lands?"
"Ey sensei, we can't just leave them hanging like this. If we don't help them, no one will since they don't have enough money to pay for a higher-ranked mission."
"Yes, Naruto-kun is right. We can't leave them alone."
"What a drag."
"Even you Shikamaru? Fine, but we need to let the Hokage know about what is happening."
"Just leave that to me. I will have my clones take the two Shinobis back and report to the Hokage."
"Good idea. That will be better than writing a letter and have Anbu pick them up."
I took out two seals and placed it on their neck. These are paralyse seals that will keep them knocked out long enough for my clones to reach the village. They started running towards the village.
"All right, let's get moving. We don't have any time to waste. Get back into position. Hinata switch places with Naruto and use your Byakugan to scout for any enemies."
"Yes, sensei." We said in union
"Zabuza why aren't the Demon Brothers Back yet? Even the spies I have sent didn't come back. I thought they were supposed to be good. You are just a waste of money."
Zabuza pointed his blade at Gato.
"Shut up! He must have a high ranking shinobi and a sensor with him. I will take care of it myself."
"How do I know you won't mess up like your subordinates?"
"I am Zabuza Momochi, Demon of the Hidden Mist! Don't underestimate me."
"Fine, you better take care of it."
We arrived at a lake. There is someone in a boat waiting for us.
"Get on and be quiet."
We all got on the boat.
"Hinata keep your eyes open for an enemy."
We arrived at the shore.
"Thank you for your help."
He nodded and disappeared in the mist.
"This mist is pretty thick." Said Shikamaru
"There is someone at 10 o'clock."
"Quickly get down!"
Everyone got down, but I stayed up. I pulled out a Tanto I had hidden behind my Jacked. I ducked right under the blade and stabbed my blade right through the hole, successfully stopping the blade. I put the blade in a scroll and put it away before anyone from my team saw it.
"You brat, give me back my sword."
"What sword? If you are talking about the one that flew above my head you will have to search in the forest to find it."
"Don't lie to me. I saw you seal it away. Why am I even arguing with you, I'll just kill you and take it back."
"Asuma-sensei leave him to me and protect Tazuna with Shikamaru and Hinata. He is after me so Tazuna will not be safe with me. You also know of my abilities."
'I am not his opponent and especially not with this mist. I know that Naruto is a sensor and his sneaking skills are way better than anyone I've ever met. He should be fine.'
"Don't underestimate your opponent and be careful. Hinata tell me the moment he makes a move."
"You have a lot of balls to face me alone. Do you even know who I am."
"Of course I don't know. And even if I knew, I would have immediately forgotten your ugly ass."
"Don't think you will piss me off so easily. If I could get angered at a brat mid battle, I would have been dead long ago."
He disappeared in the mist.
Zabuza stabbed me in my neck. My clone's neck, I mean.
"Don't underestimate me."
I stood behind him with my tanto pressed against his neck. But this isn't the one that stabbed my clone. This is the real Zabuza that I managed to find with my chakra sensor skill that got upgraded when I unsealed Kurama. Now I can find anyone in a 30 km radius and sense emotions. I haven't told anyone about it since I don't want anyone finding out about me and Kurama yet.
"How did you find me?"
"I'm better than you that is all."
He tried to get away, but I just slashed him a lot of times, making him fall down. The mist disappeared and then a couple of senbon came flying at him and hit his neck. A ninja with a mask landed beside him. My teammates and sensei came to see what happened when the mist disappeared.
"Thank you helping me take down Zabuza. He is a missing-nin from Kirigakure and holds a lot of our villages information.
"Asuma-sensei do you know who he is?" Asked Hinata
"He is a Hunter-nin. They track down missing-nins from their village to keep enemy villages from getting information about their village."
He walked up to Zabuza and put two fingers against his neck.
"He is dead."