...first and foremost loyalties were with his village. True to his announcement, Naruto gave up trying to become Hokage because of his inability to save his friend. Naturally, his peers reactions were quite shocked, after he told them his plans for the future. Naruto wanted to follow his late sensei's way of living, and pressed Tsunade to allow him to leave the village without restrictions. After all, that was necessary if one wanted to travel as toad hermit. Grief-stricken, Tsunade gave him the permission he had longed for and announced her retirement on the same day.
This time, Hatake Kakashi, was not saved when the fire country's Daimyo and the highest military commanders in the hidden leaf had chosen him to succeed his predecessor as the Rokudaime Hokage.
"And you will be fine, Naruto?" Kakashi asked, concern in his eye.
"Hey, I'm Konoha's number one surprising ninja!" The blonde shouted, a huge girn on his face.
"Well, that's true," Kakashi sweat-dropped. "What are your travel plans?"
"Hmm," Naruto put a finger to his chin, and stroked it thoughtfully, "I want to visit some of the countries we've helped in the past."
"That means you will be traveling to the Land of Spring?" Kakashi asked, his eye sparkling in anticipation.
"Perfect!" The white-haired man cheered and rummaged through a container under his desk. He pulled out a video box and presented it proudly. "Then you can ask Daimyo Kazahana-san if she would be willing to give me ...