...e sure that this was true, even if it really wasn�t and then headed into the Hokage�s building. If there were problems waiting for him inside, he was going to have to deal with them eventually anyway, and if his problems were outside, then it was best that he put a little distance between him and them by going inside. It really seemed rather straightforward.
He walked up the stairs on the insider of the building, his mind milling over what had happened outside just a few moments ago. Most of the conversations that he had with Jiraiya had ended up going in one ear and out the other when they weren�t about training, so he had stopped giving the comment about the �legendary sucker� as soon as he had headed off to see his friends. It had been nice to see his friends though. He only wished that he had gotten to see a few more of them, or that they hadn�t been rushing around doing other things, like how Shikamaru was escorting Temari around the village, or how he hadn�t seen Hinata, Kiba, Shino, Chouji, or most of the rest of his friends at all since he had arrived. He supposed that they were probably all out training, or doing missions somewhere, after all those were the kinds of things that ninjas did.
Naruto continued to walk up the stairs, quickly dismissing the thoughts that he had outside when he had the feeling that something bad was going to happen, and he simply wal...