Chapter 51: The Man Who Spied in the Dark
If only Kakashi were here alone, he would definitely have managed to find a way to escape when he encountered Orochimaru, let alone find the treasure, which was not a treasure.
Unfortunately, he had Yukimi, who had saved him by his side.
After Uehara opened his mouth to drive everyone away, he put on a determined expression that screamed his will to obtain the village’s treasure. He resolutely refused to let Konoha Ninja eye it any longer.
Kakashi frowned, picked up Yukimi from the ground, and left the area step by step, seemingly not interested in the treasure that Uehara mentioned.
Without a doubt, after Kakashi ensured Yukimi’s safety, he would not give up searching for Uehara and Orochimaru’s information.
Uehara had also thought of this. When Kakashi’s silhouette finally disappeared, he immediately turned to get rid of Orochimaru.
“What’s going on?”
Uehara flew to the nearest fighter, Mangetsu, and solemnly asked, “With the power of the three of you, why haven’t you defeated Orochimaru?”
Mangetsu couldn’t help but glance at Uehara. Wasn’t his new boss’s expectations too high? Was he looking down on the name of Konoha’s Sannin!
It was not that easy to defeat Orochimaru!
At the end of the Third Shinobi World War, Orochimaru and Minato led Kirigakure’s ninjas around chickens and drove them back to the Land of Water…
Couldn’t he just ask Kisame next to him? That guy was there back then.
Even if the three Swordsmen of the Mist, at the peak of their strength. It shouldn’t be possible to defeat Orochimaru in such a short time, right?
Truth to be told, they weren’t even sure that they could win…
Mangetsu sighed, Uehara had little understanding of worldly affairs, so he could only explain, “Lord, Konoha’s Sannin’s power far surpasses our predictions. Orochimaru’s Ninjutsus are weird, and the three of us haven’t tried cooperating before…”
The first generation Seven Swordsmen of the Mist fought as a team. Later, they were wiped out by a single trap. Mangetsu, a second-generation Swordsman of the Mist, basically fought alone and never cooperated with others.
To be honest, not only did their combined fighting strength fail to achieve the effect of 1+1+1=3, it might not be as good as fighting alone!
Mangetsu felt especially constricted, he found Kisame lazy, while Zabuza worked hard, but his strength was…
Uehara looked at Mangetsu with a puzzled face, “He’s just Orochimaru. Can’t you defeat him?”
Up to now, Orochimaru had performed well during the internal conflict between Konoha’s Sannin, but this was a conflict with an external force. He had always been a stepping stone during conflict with others…
Mangetsu’s expression became even more incomprehensible. He couldn’t believe it, “My lord believes that we should be able to defeat Orochimaru easily?”
Mangetsu had seen Uehara’s strength with his own eyes. He killed the Fourth Mizukage, Yagura, with a snap of his fingers. However, Orochimaru was not as easy to deal with as Yagura!
Truth to be told, Mangetsu did not think that Yagura could defeat Orochimaru…
And compared to the Fourth Mizukage, Yagura, Orochimaru was a ninja who lived up to his great name.
When Kisame noticed them discussing something, he realized something. He took the opportunity to retreat and whispered to Uehara, “There are other enemies hidden nearby… it might be him.”
Kisame noticed the presence of other enemies near the battlefield by relying on his perception Ninjutsu. It was most likely Obito…
Uehara’s face suddenly sank.
No wonder Hoshigaki Kisame held them back!
However, just a few seconds after Mangetsu and Kisame left the battlefield, Orochimaru took the opportunity to release a group of snakes with swords in their mouths!
“The Ten Thousand Snakes Formation!”
Zabuza, who was still fighting, was stabbed in the shoulder by a sword… This guy was definitely a loser that couldn’t be saved!
Kisame noticed that his situation was far from good and hurriedly rushed up again to thwart the Ten Thousand Snakes Formation. However, due to the existence of an outsiders’ prying eyes, he was still lazing around obediently and honestly.
The person who was spying was probably Obito.
After all, Kisame understood that it was far more important to remain next to Obito as a spy.
Uehara frowned subconsciously and scanned everything around him when he heard Kisame’s words. He was not confident in defeating Obito at the moment.
Of course, Uehara could easily escape by himself. As long as he activated the Moment of Sacred Judgment, and his Mayfly Technique to hide underground, he could escape Obito’s tracking.
How could Uehara abandon the Swordsmen of the Mist, whom he painstakingly lured away from the Land of Water, plus Kimimaro and Haku?
Uehara rolled his eyes and looked towards Orochimaru at the center of the battlefield, with a smile on his face, “Hey, Orochimaru, consider it your good luck this time…”
The center of the battlefield.
Orochimaru felt bored dealing with this group of Swordsmen of the Mist. His Ninjutsu and Genjutsu may not be good enough to face Itachi, but it was more than enough to deal with these three Swordsmen of the Mist.
Just as Orochimaru started planning to destroy Kisame and the others in front of him one by one, he suddenly felt anxious. Then he heard a shout, “Senior Orochimaru, as long as you give me information on senior Tobi and the Ring of Void, I don’t mind letting you go…”
“Since when was that your choice?”
Orochimaru gave a wicked smile, squinted at Uehara, and then at Kisame and the others who were holding strangely shaped ninja swords. He suddenly spat out a Kusanagi sword that was hundreds of meters long and swept everything around him!
Although Orochimaru didn’t fully understand what was so dangerous about Uehara and the others, the palpitations he felt just now convinced him to escape immediately. Then he would leave the Land of Water to avoid encountering any more unnecessary danger.
Snakes had always been very sensitive to crises.
“You guys should step back!”
Uehara walked up and grabbed the hundred-meter-long Kusanagi with one hand, and he coldly said, “I’ll want to have a good chat with my senior.”
“Yes, my lord.”
Mangetsu and Kisame looked at each other while Zabuza covered the wound on his body, and the three retreated from the group battle.
Orochimaru’s snake-like pupils constricted for a second, staring at the approaching Uehara. He definitely could not deal with the little demon in front of him using the sharpness of the Kusanagi sword!
Sure enough, there were no ordinary ninjas in the Akatsuki!
Even if Uehara was just an intern.
“Senior Orochimaru, don’t be so impulsive…”
Uehara approached Orochimaru. Raising his head, he looked into his cold snake-like pupils. He chuckled and said, “Don’t underestimate me just because I’m one of Akatsuki’s interns… As long as you give me senior Obito’s information and hand over the ‘Void’ ring, I don’t mind leaving you alive!”
Orochimaru glanced disdainfully at Uehara. He coldly snorted and said, “Hmph. You should bring Pain over here if you want to threaten me!”
Every Akatsuki member had a ring.
Aside from Pain and Itachi, Orochimaru didn’t put any other member in his eyes. That might have been because he had suffered a lot at the hands of those two.
“Then I’ll follow senior Orochimaru’s advice!”
Uehara chuckled lightly. Orochimaru had said precisely what he wanted.
A black receiver suddenly appeared in Uehara’s hands. He suddenly stabbed his arm with the black receiver and, with an expression of pain, and made a hand seal, “Ninjutsu ·Summoning Jutsu!”
A summoning formation formed under his hand!
After the black chakra receiver entered his body, Uehara felt someone else’s Chakra entering his body a split second later as it probed his location!
The Six Paths’ Chakra sensor was extremely overbearing!
As the abnormal Chakra in Uehara gradually dissipated, the smoke of Summoning Jutsu dissipated, and a silhouette appeared in front of everyone!
It was the Deva Path of Pain!
Pain’s Rinnegans slowly lifted up, and his cold voice sounded in everyone’s ears, “Uehara, are you in danger?”