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Summary Time: One-Shot
The chapter begins with Minato and Team Jiraiya facing down the two Iwa Jinchuriki the Fourth Tail and the Fifth Tail. They are preparing their Biju Bomb attacks while Roshi of the Fourth Tail taunts, 'that if they want to fight them they should have brought their Jinchuriki of the Nine Tails.' Jiraiya is forced to orders a retreat. They use the flying thunder god jutsu to escape. We get to see Minato's two teammates, which we haven't seen since Hiruzen's death. A dark skinned guy named Denki and someone that looks like an Uchiha; could be why he had Obito on his team. Minato is stunned at the power of the Biju and thinks of the fact Kushina has one inside her as well.
We see Kurama try to tempt Kushina to release him in exchange for her freedom in her sleep. She wakes up and we see how she lives with two anbu constantly monitoring and guarding her. She confirms that her schedule today is seal training with Minato, when she notices a butterfly trap in the window trying to escape. She frees it and while watching it flutter away, she is lectured about not leaving "the barrier." She wonders, if she can ever be alone with Minato. Meaning she never has alone time with him and those two anbu are again, always watching her. She is eager to teach more Uzumaki sealing jutsu to him and gets upset (probably because training him is one of the few reason she even allowed to spend time with him) when he says he wants to work on another jutsu. Oh when she gets upset her hairs starts floating.
Minato's teammates call over to him that they need to report to the Third, and there is also a team called Team 6 that is composed of three girls gushing over Minato. Showing that Minato is popular with the ladies and could easily find another girl that isn't confined to a small area. So Minato leaves. Kushina tries to follow but is stopped by the Anbu as she was about to leave the barrier. That is in the form of the Uzumaki Symbol. Oh there is also a young Asuma and Kurenia nearby. So this probably only a few years before Naruto's birth.
So far I guess one changes Minato did once he became Hokage was he removed all these restrictions so Kushina could do what she wanted. This was originally just for Kushina's benefit but affected Naruto as well. Which I guess one should question? Was it better for Naruto to be left alone with his freedom or be trapped with the two faceless jackasses?
Kushina remembers, which is a callback to the conversation she had with Naruto, the teachings Mito taught her. That the Jinchuriki should be filled with love to counter Kurama's hate. Having enough, she binds up her two wardens in her chakra chains. So can spend some time with Minato. When she leaves the seal Kurama starts breaking through. So the area seal was made to help suppress him. Which means either Naruto's seal was much stronger or he wasn't trying as hard to breech it. She tries to suppress him while she goes to Minato.
Minato is training with Jiraiya to create the rasengan. He is having problems kneading the chakra. So as a call back to him training Naruto. Jiraiya looks at the swirl of Minato's hair. Apparently, it mostly considered a folk tale but Jiraiya says it helps him. Problem is, for a joke, Minato has two hair swirls in opposite direction. Also another call back with the ice cream bars. Jiraiya makes a comment that both bars are the same which inspires Minato two make it using both directions. Apparently, another folk tale is the having two swirls is a sign of a genius.
Minato has perfected the basic Rasengan...or what he originally calls it: "Ice Pop-Inspired Nimbus Jiraiya Twin Whorl Sphere." ...So, it wasn't a joke that he has horrible naming sense.
While Minato is either packing away or setting up his lunch he notices Kushina staring at him from the trees. The Hinata inspired moment. Minato ask if she allowed out. He seems more confused than happy which means he is very used to the idea she is stuck in the area seal's domain. Kushina lies that she has special permission. Then, she apologizes for yelling at him before. He is stunned, thinks it over, then says that he should be the one to apologize as he is the one who broke his promise. Kushina asks about the Jutsu, and Minato explains he has been developing it for her. Since, a war is going on and he doesn't know when or if she will be sent to the from lines to fight other Jinchuriki. The jutsu was made to help combat them while working with her Biju power, and he made that because he doesn't want to lose her. Which stuns her. Which in a moment of weakness allows Kurama to push through.
He demands her to release his seal or he will kill her. But he is stopped by Minato augmenting the tetragram seal with his own adjustments. Which causes Kurama to praise him as a ninja on the Level of the First Hokage. Kurama asks why Minato cares for her so much. Minato says he likes people stronger than him and he loves Kushina.
This causes Kushina to have another Mito flashback. Mito laments that their clan has been scattered and are being used as fodder due to their abilities. She shows the area seal that suppresses Kurama, but she really wants to show what is above the seal a spiral staircase and the roof of the building holding the seal. So there is a speech about the Uzumaki spiral becoming a helix that reaches the heavens or 'Rasen.' This inspires Kushina to uses her chakra chains to try sealing Kurama on her own. He tries pushing through, goes to that stage two, and stabs Minato. So pulling from the Four tailed Sakura scene. Somehow, Minato able to come into the seal and help Kushina. They beat back Kurama and seal him.
And here is the scene that calls back to the SS hospital scene. Minato wakes up with Tsunade, Jiraiya and Kushina watching him. When he wakes up Kushina hugs him which he returns with a smile instead of staring blankly.
After getting out of the hospital, Kushina asks about the jutsu. Minato tells her the name. She hates it. She asks if she could name it. She brings him to the same place Mito gave that lesson and tell him of the name Rasengan. Minato repeats the name and for some symbolism he is in front of the Hokage monument right where his head will be. While Kushina looks at the first hokage Mito's husband.
Edited by Bail o' Lies, 17 July 2023 - 07:13 PM.