"Hey brat, what are these chains? Don't tell me they are those cursed Uzumaki chains!"
"For a stupid raccoon dog your pretty smart."
"Let me go so I can kill you!"
"I can't let you go, sorry."
"I'll kill everyone in the village if you don't let me go now!"
"Hey Gaara, why aren't you saying anything?"
"I'm thinking about the most painful way to kill you."
"Well keep thinking then. Ey raccoon I will let you both go on one condition."
"Ey Naruto, you can't trust him. He will attack the moment you release him."
"Don't worry, If he dares to betray me I will completely unleash you. From what I can see he will need time to get to full power, but when I let you out you'll be at full power. Even an idiot would know who will win."
"Hahaha, I don't need my full power to beat that fox."
"You want to go now!"
"Tell your brat to take these chains off and well fight."
I took them back from him.
"Go ahead, as long as Gaara is tied down you won't be able to escape."
Before Shukaku could say anything he got sent back by Kurama's claw.
"Hahahahaha, this is more like it. Let's go!"
He opened his mouth and hit his stomach.
A big ball of wind came flying at Kurama. Kurama also opened his mouth.
A black ball came flying at Shukakus air bullet. The ball destroyed the air bullet and hit Shukaku head-on. He got sent back and the ball exploded.
The face Gaara was making right now is priceless.
Shukaku stood back up.
"Do you still want to continue this or do you want to hear my condition."
"What is it?"
"I want you to not involve yourself in the chunin exam. After Gaara's battle, We can fight outside the village and I will not use any of Kurama's power."
'I can't do anything here and with Kurama having his back I can't do much outside either without getting back all my power.'
"Fine, just let us out."
I released the chains on Gaara. I knew how to use these chains when I mastered the last volume of the Fuinjutsu books. These chains are Adamantine chains, the same as Kushina's. They are even able to hold Kurama down. Kurama wouldn't have been able to kill Naruto's parents if Kushina was at full power back then.
We left my mindscape.
"Gaara what happened? You were standing still for a long time without saying anything."
He walked away without saying anything. Temari chased after him.
"What did you talk to him about?" Asked Shikamaru
We sat down in a corner and I created a barrier with Fuinjutsu that keeps anyone from listening in on us.
"I haven't told you this so you won't chicken out, but Gaara is like me."
"What do you mean by, like you? Wait, don't tell me he also has a tailed beast inside him."
"He has the One Tails."
"Couldn't you have told me this earlier?"
"It wouldn't change anything, but don't worry I have your back. I already made sure that the One Tails won't intervene."
"How did you do that?"
"Do you even need to ask Shikamaru-kun? My Naruto is amazing."
"Your Naruto huh. I didn't know you could be so bold, but I quite like this side of you."
I hugged her. She started to hit me on my chest.
"Let me go people are watching."
"If you want me to let you go so bad why aren't you trying to free yourself and what's with that big smile on your face."
She didn't say anything back and just burrowed her head in my chest.
"This third wheel thing is getting irritating."
"Don't worry Shikamaru, you'll find someone you'll like too. Speaking of which, I have seen you taking glances at a certain blond."
"I don't know what you're talking about."
"I've seen you too Shikamaru-kun."
"Not you to Hinata."
"If you need a wingman you can always come to me."
He didn't even bother to respond and started watching the match.
Hinata and I also started watching.
He was barely standing. His puppet was completely destroyed and he was bleeding a lot. He looked really pissed too. I guess he is taking revenge for his sister or something.
Lee, on the other hand, looked completely fine and he still has his weights on.
"If you don't give up now I won't be able to guarantee your safety in my next attack."
"I'll never surrender!"
"You leave me no choice then."
Lee started unwrapping his bandages. After he was done he disappeared. He appeared under Kankuro and kicked him on his chin sending him in the air, but he didn't finish his move.
Kankuro fell down unconscious
'He wouldn't have survived Lee's next attack so he is lucky that he fell unconscious when he did.'
"Kankuro has fallen unconscious. Rock Lee is the winner of the first round."
The crowd started cheering. Lee looked so happy.
"Next match, Zaku Abumi vs Shino Aburame.
They both entered the arena.
They started running towards each other. Zaku aimed his palm at Shino's head, but Shino punched his arm upwards making him unable to hit Shino with his jutsu. Before he could use his other hand he got kicked back by Shino.
"You stand no chance against me. I have already figured you out completely."
"Don't give me that shit! You don't know anything about my capabilities."
He started going after Shino, but Shino kept running away and dodging his attacks.
"Come and fight me you coward
After a couple of minutes, he got Shino against the wall.
"Now you have nowhere to run."
He aimed both palms at Shino.
"AAAAHHHH! What happened to my arms?"
There were a lot of holes in his arm. He looked at his palms. There were bugs coming out of them.
"This was all your doing!"
I told you that I figured you out completely.
"Don't think you've beaten me because you took out my arms!"
He started running towards Shino but after a couple of steps he fell down on his face.
"Did you already forget about what happened to your teammate? My bugs can suck away your chakra."
Shino threw a kunai next to his head.
"Zaku Abumi is unable to continue the fight. Shino Aburame is the winner."
Everyone started clapping. When Shino was getting out of the arena he looked at me. He looked pretty sad.
"Next match, Shikamaru Nara vs Gaara."