Maybe should have waited another week for that catch up?
Summary Time: Chapter 39; Proof. So this should be the fall out to Naruto's defeat. He is still not dead.
Cover image is Nail.
Continues from where Nail dropped the picture of Naruto dress as hokage...again why does Naruto have a photo of just himself in his office? Salad asks what's wrong, but making sure to take off her shoes. Yes, their is a panel of her taking off her shoes before entering the house. In comes Bolt and Cups...you know i said his design and drawing of Sasuke have improved but his over all character art work is still crap. Then Shikamaru appears with a squad and shadow binds Nail. The squad set up a barrier around the house. After explaining they got reading that the enemy appear in Naruto house and they are here to investigate what happened; Shikamaru releases Nail. Nail tell them what happen. They react. Shikamaru hopes Naruto can handle himself. After some conversation Shikamaru comes out and says he never trusted Nail and thought he was a spy. So he decides to asks out right if he know anything he wasn't telling him before. Also Since Naruto is gone Shikamaru is now in charge and puts Nail under house arrest with the barrier around him; till he is convince he isn't a spy. Bolt whines about the injustice. Nail agrees with Shikamaru and cooperates.
Now, onto Barbarian hair who ponders what happens and decides it is now his chance to try and kill Jenga.
On to Jenga who I guess is in charge of his body again. He is talking to his evil doctor Amado that works for Kara about how happy he is of Nail progress on become a vessel for Isshiki. They also note that between him and Bolt that they should be able to create such a world tree that will consume all life in the world. He assures that Madoc's wish will also be complete. So, I guess this guy is suppose to be important.
Back to Bolt kittening at Shikamaru. While Nail navel-gazes wondering why Naruto was so nice to him. Salad over hears this she talks to Nail and...Oh, SS fans are not going to like this, but this is what I thought.
Remember when I said the gaiden story only makes sense if it resulted in Salad stop caring about Sasuke's attention because she found a father-figure in Naruto? Whelp, she is confirming it here. She out right admit she often wonders how much better her life would be if Naruto was her dad.
Some schmuck shows the flower vases to Shikamaru wondering if it is something important. Bolt over reacts...and whines even more. Then Bolt tries using the fact that Nail went through such length to repair the vase to show he is a good person. Shikamaru doesn't consider this a winning argument since he also lost an arm as well. Apparently it is know that Kara has technology to restore limbs...I'll be nice and just assume they are talking about sleazy inventor's' information leak. Bolt whines. Nail tells him to stop. Then the arm acts up. Apparently it is reacting to Naruto Chakra. Nail can sense Naruto's chakra and uses that and his karma seal to create a portal (another stupid power this seal now has).
These four kids decided they are going to save Naruto. How do they know he is in any danger? Shikamaru tires to stop them. Nail uses another power to deactivate Shikamaru's shadow bind. They four kids go through it to where the battle took place; where a Kara member -Boro who is in someway is worse than Jenga- is waiting for them with the bin Naruto is sealed in.
Next chapter 11/20.
Edited by Bail o' Lies, 20 October 2019 - 07:07 PM.