Story Arcs

ANBU Trials
Demon Mission
Fire Country Coup
Traitor Mission
Intel Review
Team Reorganization
Mist Infiltration Mission
Missing Sake Mission
Suspension Arc
Bounty Office Mission
Blood and Youkai
Situation in Suna
Sand and Snakes


Sandaime Year 14

Mama Come Home (Genma, Yuuichi) — Two year-old Genma wants the one thing his father can’t give him. Chrysanthemums and incense comfort no one.

Sandaime Year 19

Don’t Fear the Dark (Kakashi, Sakumo, Sadayo) — Against the backdrop of a gathering war, Kakashi’s parents try to teach their young son a lesson about masks, demons, and the thin line that separates ninja from wolves.

Sandaime Year 24


Ashes in My Wake (Uchiha Kousuke, Kakashi, Sadayo, Minato, Jiraiya, Orochimaru) — Sakumo’s funeral draws a crowd. Only a few are there to mourn.

Sandaime Year 27


We Were Giants Once (Ryouma) — Ryouma graduates from the Academy. There are no special privileges for cannon fodder.

Sandaime Year 29


No Old Heroes (Minato, Rin, Kakashi) — Rin brings Kakashi back from Kannabi Bridge, but part of them both burns with Obito.


Burning on the Western Front (Raidou) — In the final days of the war, a nineteen-year-old chuunin Raidou tries his best to not die.

Sandaime Year 30/Yondaime Year 1


Suffer the Children (Genma) — One year after the war’s end, Genma rescues a little girl and unearths a monster in Konoha’s midst.

October 13

After the Ending (Minato, Naruto) — Three days after Kushina’s death, Naruto’s still crying, and all Minato can breathe is smoke.

October 17

Secrets That We Keep (Minato, Katsuko) — Katsuko attends Sandaime’s funeral, and fails to forgive.

Yondaime Year 4


Short Straw (Genma, Asuma) — Near the end of their rookie year in ANBU, Asuma gets an offer he’s not sure he can refuse. Genma’s a good sounding board.


A Man Who Is Not Afraid (Raidou, Ryouma) — Raidou’s back from a hard, bloody mission, and looking for something shiny. Ryouma’s about to head off on an A-rank that might kill him, and all he wants is one night with no regrets. Explicit Sexual Content

Yondaime Year 5

April 10

From Here On Out (Raidou, Katsuko) — As the ANBU Trials come up, Raidou is slated to be a brand new captain—but where does that leave his old team? Or his teammate, Katsuko, who has her own issues to deal with?

April 13

One for the Road (Genma, Katsuko) — Genma breaks up a civilian fight and ruins Katsuko’s fun, but only for a little while. Alcohol and good company are in the offing when she tags along to his cherry blossom viewing party.

ANBU Trials

April 15

Choose Your Blade (Ryouma, Kakashi) — Ryouma and Kakashi meet at the first day of the ANBU Trials, and Ryouma earns bragging rights for a lifetime. Not many people can say they’ve punched Sharingan no Kakashi and lived.

Field of Daggers (Raidou, Genma) — Following the first ANBU Trials, Raidou meets his shiny new lieutenant, Genma, for lunch and ninja philosophy.

April 16

Run Rabbit Run (Minato, Raidou, Genma, Ryouma, Kakashi) — The second day of the ANBU Trials begins in darkness and ends with death.

April 17

Gone to Ground (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko) — With Konoha on high alert following the ANBU Trial Incident, three-fifths of Raidou’s new team is posted to the wall to watch for an attack. Katsuko has more at stake than most.

Take Me Back to the Start (Minato, Kakashi, Naruto) — Hospital rooms are good places for stabbing yourself with your flaws—but Minato and Naruto are great distractions.

April 18

Dangerous Game (Minato, Ryouma, Kakashi) — In the dark hours of the night, two masked ANBU agents summon Ryouma and Kakashi to the third ANBU Trials.

Heaven’s Got a Plan for You (Minato, Raidou, Genma) — Raidou and Genma get their team assignments, and a whole host of worries.

April 19

Take the Mask (Minato, Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Kakashi and Ryouma take their oaths and confront the reality behind ANBU’s dark reputation.

One Minute More (Raidou, Genma) — Genma and Raidou have opinions about the new team.

Take a Number (Rin, Kakashi) — After a disappointing start in ANBU, Kakashi needs a listening ear and a kick in the right direction. Rin is happy to provide both.

April 23

After the Tornado (Minato, Raidou, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Konoha’s threat level has finally been scaled down, but Raidou still has problems to solve. Ryouma listens. Kakashi doesn’t.

Demon Mission

April 27

Into the Breach (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — After a week of waiting, training, and tension, Team Six finally gets their first mission: to investigate the mysterious disappearances in a civilian village.

April 28

Teeth in the Dark (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Team Six discovers the culprit behind the civilian kidnappings. The day goes downhill from there.

When the Reckoning Arrives (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Genma and Kakashi find what’s left of the civilians inside the mines. Then they find something far worse. On the surface, Raidou, Katsuko, and Ryouma battle the mountain’s unexpected killers and try to buy their teammates some time.

Fire Country Coup

Take the Heartland (Asuma) — The Fire Daimyo’s palace is burning, and Asuma’s world burns with it.

To the Rescue (Minato, Asuma, Kurenai) — Minato answers the Daimyou’s plea for aid, and finds a palace of blood and smoke. Asuma needs to grieve, but Minato needs answers first.

Suffering Fools (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Sometimes, the trickiest part of a mission is the logistics. With all members injured, including the medic, Team Six has to navigate their way to safety and home, but there’s always more bad news.

April 29

The Way Home (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — With Konoha facing an unknown threat, Team Six’s promised rest and backup are smoke on the wind. Riverboat traders offer a way home—but Kakashi’s not sure he can wait.

May 2

Ain’t We All Just Runaways (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi, Naruto) — Mission complete and reports filed, Kakashi and Ryouma trudge back to the barracks and their beds. But when they’re waylaid by a small blond whirlwind, plans—and attitudes—change.

As Shadows Grow Long (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko) — For the veterans of Team Six, the mission doesn’t end when they reach Konoha’s gates. There’s paperwork, aftercare, a team medic that doesn’t know when to take his own medicine, and Katsuko, who has her own brand of issues.

Done This Dance Before (Genma, Yuuichi) — Genma’s dad Yuuichi has spent his life around ninja—married to one, father to one, living in a ninja village—but he’s still not quite reconciled to the risks that come with the territory.

May 3

The Morning Breaks (Raidou, Katsuko) — After the events of last night, Katsuko takes the first step towards piecing herself back together. Raidou’s there to let her know she’s not alone.

Armor Wearing Thin (Genma, Ryouma) — Following a chance encounter in the Quartermaster’s office, Genma offers Ryouma lunch—and an opportunity Ryouma’d never imagined.

May 4

We Started Nothing (Katsuko, Kakashi) — Unable to sleep, Kakashi and Katsuko deal with their issues the ninja way—denial and violence.

Leading the Lost Ones (Minato, Asuma, Kakashi, Naruto) — A week after the Guardian Twelve’s attempted coup, Minato returns home with more burdens than just bodies.

Breakfast of Champions (Minato, Kakashi, Naruto) — There are no perfect ways to cope. But Minato finds a little comfort with his student and his son, and at Kakashi’s insistence, a hot bath.

Shoot the Messenger (Genma, Kakashi) — Kakashi, in a rare communicative mood, delivers good news to Genma.

May 5

Diversionary Tactics (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Team Six returns to training with a vengeance, but some are more vengeful than others.

Reunions and Ruminations (Genma, Asuma, Kakashi) — In a year and a half apart, Asuma’s gained and lost a brotherhood, and Genma’s been promoted and stopped smoking (sort of). But nothing important has changed.

Traitor Mission

Grow Teeth and Pursue (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — With a hasty recovery under their belts, Team Six sets out on a real ANBU mission. One that requires them to split up for sanctioned murder in the dark.

May 7

No Quiet Man’s Descent (Raidou, Katsuko) — Raidou and Katsuko must execute a traitor, his wife, and their two young children. Complications arise, testing even veteran resolve. Graphic Violence

Salt the Earth (Genma, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Genma, Kakashi, and Ryouma deliver the Hokage’s justice to another traitor and his family. The mission is brutal, murderous efficiency. The aftermath, involving one of Kirigakure’s most lethal ninja, is a bloodbath. Graphic Violence

May 8

Guilty Filthy Souls (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Death is done, for now. Recovery is harder. Team Six bottles up in a safehouse to lick their wounds and deal with mission fallout.

The High Road (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Kakashi wakes up drugged, injured, and worried by the scent of blood in the safe house. It isn’t his.

May 9

Rest for the Wicked (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Drinking games are surprisingly effective, even without the alcohol. In the quiet tension of a blood-stained bunker, Team Six finds common ground as they wait out the clock for rescue.

One of Those Lives (Get Used to It) (Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi, Rin) — Team Six finally makes it home, where the warm arms of hospitals, Intel, and bad news awaits them. At least Kakashi is still too drugged to care, mostly.

Intel Review

May 11

Sound the Bells (Kurenai, Raidou, Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma) — Intel debriefers are meant to be calm, cool, and dispassionate. But when it comes to interrogating a dear friend and her commanding officers about the disaster at Tsurugahama, Kurenai finds it hard not to take a side.

Tell You My Sins (So You Can Sharpen Your Knife) (Raidou, Sagara, Kurenai, Genma, Ume, Shun) — With Intel’s report collected and filed, Raidou reports to Sagara-sama, ANBU’s commander, for her verdict on the mission.

May 12

Natural Disaster (Katsuko, Genma, Kakashi, Yuuichi, Ryouma) — Katsuko wakes from nightmares and tries to reassure herself that her team is all right. Genma’s father, Yuuichi, has much the same idea. A mid-morning meeting mostly brings awkwardness.

Little Lion Man (Naruto, Kakashi) — Naruto and his new housekeeper visit Kakashi in the hospital, bringing jello and presents, and dredging up old memories.

When Your World Starts Crashing Down (Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Genma’s lost his appetite for delivering bad news, but Team Six still needs to be told about their captain.

Pour Me Something Stronger (Ryouma, Katsuko, Ayane, Hakone) — Barely recovered from the mission and still reeling from the news of Raidou’s suspension, Ryouma seeks solace in a beer or five with a pair of fellow ANBU rookies.

May 13

Trouble Round My Door (Kurenai, Kakashi, Ryouma, Minato) — When Kakashi’s cleared for debriefing, Kurenai volunteers. He’s willing to answer her questions, for once — but Ryouma isn’t so cooperative.

One of My Kind (Katsuko, Ryouma, Hakone) — Katsuko needs to focus on something besides her missing captain. Ryouma and his friend Hakone offer the perfect distraction.

God Save the Foolish Kings (Raidou, Shibata, Ume, Shun) — Raidou’s dreaded appointment with T&I becomes even more terrifying when Shibata Tomohiro, the head of T&I, takes a personal interest in his case.

May 14

Bottle of Smoke (Aoba, Asuma, Genma) — Asuma helps Genma home from the hospital, shares a meal, and stays the night, but they don’t fit together the way they once did, and nothing is quite right.

Comfort Trap (Minato, Naruto, Rin, Kakashi) — Minato keeps his promise to spring Kakashi from the hospital—and brings Rin home as well, for their first family dinner since Kakashi joined ANBU.

Team Reorganization

May 15

Devil’s Got My Secrets (Minato, Sagara, Shibata, Danzou) — Running a hidden village means making hard calls. Minato meets with two trusted advisers, and one unexpected intruder, to decide on a response to the disaster at Tsurugahama.

Follow My Lead (Genma, Asuma) — Asuma runs into sibling drama. Genma wasn’t planning to play family counselor, but his spur of the moment solution surprises them both.

The Summoning (Raidou, Usagi, Minato, Sagara, Shibata) — The Hokage has made his decision concerning Raidou’s fate. Raidou is called to the Palace to face the consequences of his actions at Tsurugahama.

Hold the Line (Raidou, Genma) — Finally released from limbo, Raidou tracks down Genma to talk over the next steps of his probation, including how Team Six will deal with their interim captain.

Break It Down by the Numbers (Genma, Katsuko, Ryouma, Kakashi) — Genma assembles the team to deliver Raidou’s news and take questions. And then it’s time for performance evaluations. Surprise!

Performance Reviews: Katsuko | Kakashi | Ryouma

Killing Time Between My Sins (Katsuko, Kakashi, Ryouma) — In an effort not to leave Kakashi alone to his own dark devices, Katsuko takes him shopping for sharp edges.

May 16

Devil in the Details (Genma, Katsuko, Kakashi, Ryouma, Kuroda) — Team Six finally learns who their interim captain will be. It takes a lot of sugar and caffeine to revive them afterwards, followed by a trip to the hospital.

All This And Heaven Too (Genma, Katsuko, Kakashi, Ryouma, Rin, Hisa) — Team Six is not usually in a position to be thanked, but when the little girl they rescued from the demon mines is recovered and ready to go home, her parents make a special request. (Features art from Leia Ham.)

A Loser’s Just a Learner on His Way to Better Things (Genma, Ryouma, Yuuichi) — Ryouma drops by Genma’s childhood home to pick up some medical scrolls for his new apprenticeship, and gets a few more things to think about. 

May 17

What You Don’t Know (Will Kill You) (Katsuko, Kuroda, Kakashi) — Katsuko spends her first day as an office lackey heroically not committing murder. Kakashi spends the day spying on his teammates for lack of anything better to do. Predictably, it all ends in violence.

Soldier On (Kurenai, Benihime, Raidou) — Raidou’s genjutsu lessons begin. Yuuhi Benihime expects the impossible, but with Kurenai’s help, Raidou will do his best to achieve it.

May 18

Down to the Bone (Ryouma, Ayane, Kakashi, Genma, Katsuko, Kuroda) — Determined to prove Kuroda wrong, Ryouma begins his basic medic training in earnest. Kakashi provides help–and dirty notes. But when the team regroups, Ryouma isn’t the only one in Kuroda’s sights.

May 20

When the Last Roll is Called (Genma, Kakashi, Katsuko, Ryouma, Raidou) — The active members of ANBU Team Six attend the funeral for their comrades from Team Twelve, and are surprised to find their suspended captain there. Before they can meet up with Raidou, a solemn stranger pulls Katsuko away.

Worth the Pain (Ryouma, Kakashi) — Ryouma and Kakashi go for shave ice and surgery.

The End Is Where We Begin (Genma, Raidou, Katsuko, Ume) — Genma breaks the news to Raidou, and Katsuko breaks both their hearts.

Laws of Gravity (Kakashi, Ryouma, Genma, Raidou) — Katsuko’s gone with no one take the blame, leaving her teammates to recover as best they can.

Mist Infiltration Mission

June 10

Red Sky at Morning (Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Kuroda, Raidou) — Three weeks after Katsuko’s departure, Team Six gets its next mission. And a much-needed shower.

Dyed in the Wool (Kakashi, Ryouma, Hakone) — It’s not easy being grey.

June 12 – 14

Soldiers Take Warning (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Kuroda, Kurenai, Usagi, Ginta, Satomi) — The mission to Kirigakure takes its first casualty. 

June 14

Red Sky at Night (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Kuroda, Kurenai, Usagi, Ginta, Satomi) — Water Country’s landscape is just as charming as its ninja.

June 15

Soldiers Take Flight (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma) — Team Six faces hard choices. The escape from Kirigakure takes a second casualty.

Red Seas at Dawn (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma) — Team Six would kill for a good night’s sleep. They get sharks, fevers, and nightmares instead.

June 16

Soldiers Don’t Mourn (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Kuroda, Kurenai, Usagi, Ginta, Satomi) — Aboard ship, Team Six faces the consequences of their mission.

June 17

The Sharpest Lives (Kakashi, Ginta, Kurenai, Ryouma, Genma, Raidou) — In the calm after the storm, Kakashi looks for ways to deal with Kuroda.

June 24

Light Me Up (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Usagi, Ginta, Kurenai, Hakone) — With the last reports filed, Teams Six and Thirteen meet up for drinks, dancing, and a night without regrets. …Well, two out of three ain’t bad.

June 25

After the Rhythm and Booze (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma) — Team Six’s version of a hangover cure involves some teeth of the dog.

Hard Came the Rain (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Sagara) — When Genma is summoned before Sagara, his team goes with him.

Missing Sake Mission

June 28

Fire in the Mountains (Kurenai, Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma) — Intel has another assignment for Team Six. This time, there’s an expense account.

July 4

Blood in the Shadows (Kurenai, Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma) — Missing sake isn’t the only thing wrong in Tanigawa. No one thinks this mission is a cakewalk anymore.

July 6

Lost in the Dark (Kurenai, Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma) — After a morning spar goes terribly wrong, a fractured Team Six races to recover.

Trapped in Wonderland (Genma) — Meanwhile, tanuki…

The Last of the Wine (Kurenai, Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma) — Team Six finds Genma — and their mission objective.

Fluid Boundaries (Raidou, Genma, Kurenai, Pakkun) — For Raidou, Genma, and Kurenai, a dip in the hot springs is intoxicating; it isn’t just the tanuki sake at work.

Lay Your Body Down (Kakashi, Ryouma, Genma, Raidou, Kurenai, Pakkun) — Moonlight on the water and tanuki sake open many paths for Ryouma and Kakashi. Explicit Sexual Content

July 7(?)

Morning in the Evening (Kurenai, Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma) Time slips away in the tanuki world, and Team Six is anxious to return home.

Suspension Arc

July 23

Where in the World (Hakone, Ryouma, Team Nineteen) — Hakone can’t believe Team Six’s luck.

 July 24

Mistakes We Knew We Were Making (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Kurenai, Hakone, Team Nineteen) — Actions have consequences. Team Six’s rookies should know this by now.

July 25

We’ve Got a Ways to Go (Kin, Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Kurenai) — Kin just wants to go home.

August 1

Living in Strange Days (Shibata, Sagara, Oita, Minato, Danzou) — Team Six’s mission reports make the rounds. 

August 1 – 4

Rumor Has It (Hakone, Ayane, Aoba, Ginta, Usagi, Naruto, Shun, Ume, Yuuichi, Rin, Danzou) — Team Six’s mission reports are classified, but rumors abound.

August 4

Things We Cannot Win (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Sagara) — The consequences keep coming, and Ryouma and Kakashi learn to cope.

Take a Swing, I’ll Take a Hit (Raidou, Genma) — In the aftermath of the office explosion, Raidou and Genma decide to take a night off. With alcohol.

August 5

Before You Turn to the Knife (Ryouma, Kakashi, Raidou, Genma) — Ryouma’s medical punishment is bloody, but it comes with fringe benefits. Explicit Sexual Content

Ask Me No Secrets, I’ll Tell You No Lies (Hakone, Ryouma) — Ryouma’s an astonishingly poor liar, but fortunately Hakone’s a very good friend. 

August 7

The Target You Earned (Minato, Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Naruto) Minato came out for a good time, and he’s honestly feeling so attacked right now.

Ties That Bind (Naruto, Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma) — Team Six babysits, but when a new visitor arrives, it’s Naruto’s turn to supervise. 

Bounty Office Mission

August 9

Call Off Your Ghosts (Raidou, Genma, Ryouma) — Team Six’s next mission summons involves a replacement tracker, lives on the clock, and a painfully close encounter with the realities of the bounty system.

August 10

Someday I’ll Pay for What I’m About to Do (Raidou, Genma, Ryouma) — Something very wrong has happened at Tochigi Bounty Office, but with a traumatized genin and a dangerous prisoner on their hands, Team Six doesn’t have time for answers. 

August 11

Paying the Piper (Nijo) Nijo Kozue has had better days. 

August 9 – 15

Dog Stays Home (Kakashi, Rin, Hakone, Kurenai, Ginta, Minato, Naruto) — Kakashi copes with being left behind. It goes about as well as you’d expect. 

August 15

Welcome Home, Losers (Genma, Raidou, Kakashi, Ryouma, Rin) — Team Six is reunited. Kakashi has Opinions, Genma has alarming news, and Ryouma has anxiety. Raidou has a headache. 

One Step Across the Line (Genma, Raidou, Kurenai) — Genma, Raidou, and Kurenai renegotiate boundaries over belated birthday cake.

Blood and Youkai

August 16

Place at the Table (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Rin, Minato, Naruto, Jiraiya) — Team Six has a scheduled meeting with a chakra injury specialist. And then an extremely unexpected meeting with a bestselling novelist and famed Toad Sage…

Spill the Tea (Ginta, Minato, Jiraiya, Kakashi, Naruto) —
Sake is sweeter
When drunk from the master’s cup
As autumn leaves fall

August 17

One Kiss Away From Killing (Kakashi, Ryouma, Minato, Jiraiya) — You wouldn’t think blowing up rabbits for science with your teacher and his teacher would lead to romance, but you’re not ANBU. Ryouma and Kakashi solve the mystery of Iebara’s jutsu and have some sex to celebrate. Graphic Animal Death, Explicit Sexual Content

August 18

Closet Cases (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Aoba) — After Genma picks Ryouma up from his first day of Medic School, their teammates offer a chance to put theory into practice.  Then it’s time for lunch, more apartment renovations, and a few surprises. 

August 19

You Have That Effect on Me (Genma, Raidou, Kurenai) Date Night arrives! Genma, Raidou, and Kurenai hit the village and the sheets. Explicit Sexual Content

August 20 – 27

Eight Hundred Eyes Are Better Than One (Kakashi, Raidou, Jiraiya, Ginta, Usagi) — The Dodomeki rears her head again. Jiraiya enlists assistance from Kakashi, Raidou, and Team Thirteen to cut it off. 

August 21 – 30

Friends Without Benefits (Ryouma, Genma, Hakone, Ayane, Kurenai, Rin) While half of Team Six chases monsters, Ryouma chases grades and personal growth. He’s ready to trade now.

August 29 September 4

The Blind Leading the Grouchy (Kakashi, Raidou, Jiraiya, Ginta, Usagi, Ryouma, Genma) Limping home is nobody’s favorite part of a mission. At least Kakashi’s got company. 

September 5

Light the Way Forward (Ryouma, Genma, Raidou, Kakashi) Ryouma’s unusual chakra may be the key to healing Kakashi’s injuries. Maybe.

September 8 – 9

The Only Way Out (Genma, Raidou, Kakashi, Ryouma) No one’s been looking forward to these conversations, but the only way out is through.

September 10

Breathing Room (Raidou, Shun, Ume, Genma, Kurenai) Raidou takes a belated interlude to celebrate his birthday.

September 16 – 21

Mission Report: ANB4051609-A-YANA, Agent Tousaki Ryouma (Ryouma, Genma, Raidou, Kakashi) — Ryouma reports a successful mission.

September 29 – October 4

Mission Report: ANB4052909-A-ARAI, Agent Shiranui Genma (Genma, Raidou, Kakashi, Ryouma) Genma reports a successful mission.

Situation in Suna

October 10

Younger Than Tomorrow (Naruto, Minato, Rin, Kakashi, Genma, Raidou, Ryouma) Naruto’s turning four and all his favorite adults are invited. But only after the funeral, of course.

October 17 – November 4

Older Than Yesterday (Kakashi, Sadayo) Kakashi deals with harsh, unforgiving, dangerous conditions: seeing his mother. Also Sunagakure.

November 4

If Trouble Don’t Come Today (Genma, Raidou, Ryouma, Kakashi, Sadayo) — The rest of Team Six makes it to Sunagakure, but will they be the Hokage’s ambassadors, or the Kazekage’s hostages?

Fighting My Father’s War (Ryouma, Kakashi, Sadayo) — Ryouma goes looking for Kakashi. He finds Kakashi’s mother first, and some revelations none of them are prepared for.

Before the Sun Goes Down (Raidou, Genma, Ryouma, Kakashi, Sadayo) — A diplomatic dinner looms, but Team Six has a few problems to solve first.

Reason to Be Strong (Kakashi, Ryouma, Raidou, Genma, Sadayo) — Kakashi finally meets the jinchuuriki he came to Suna to save, but he isn’t the one who makes a breakthrough.

November 4 – 6

First You Make a Plan (Genma, Raidou, Ryouma, Kakashi, Sadayo) — Back at the embassy, Kakashi struggles to formulate a solution to the Ichibi’s decaying seal.


Steeping Secrets (Ginta, Kurenai) — Meanwhile, in Konoha… Ginta’s on a self-imposed mission to the Yuuhi estate.

November 6 – 7

Through the Zero Hour (Raidou, Genma, Kakashi, Ryouma, Sadayo) — The Kazekage gave Kakashi 24 hours to finalize his plan to fix the Ichibi’s seal. Kakashi’s going to need that time, and all the support his team can give.

November 7

Best Laid Plans (Ryouma, Kakashi, Sadayo) — Ryouma passed his Field Medic exam less than a month ago. Now Kakashi’s life is in his hands.

World’s Come to Rest on Your Shoulders (Raidou, Genma, Sadayo) — In the aftermath of the Ichibi, Suna has some infrastructure issues. And some government issues. Genma, Raidou, and Sadayo have their own issues. No one’s having fun.

Sleep With One Eye Open (Naruto, Minato) — Back in Konoha, Naruto’s bad dreams are getting worse.

Sand and Snakes

November 7

Away From the Sun (Ryouma, Kakashi, Nijo, Orochimaru) In the Snake Sannin’s underground lair, in an unknown country, Ryouma and Kakashi wake up. Graphic Surgical Content

Sand Until Smooth (Genma, Raidou, Sadayo) Suna tries to pick itself up. Sadayo negotiates official policy on the fly, while Raidou has a spiritual experience.

More Secrets to Sell (Danzou, Ginta, Gousuke, Sagara, Kurenai) —
Tea bush grows new roots
Below unstable cliff face
Will the fall come soon?

November 8

So Far Down (Ryouma, Kakashi, Orochimaru, Nijo) Ryouma looks for an escape route. Kakashi looks for a weapon. Neither of them are entirely prepared for what they find.