What happens when you leave books lying around
Disclaimer: I do not own the characters used in or associated by Natuto created by Masashi Kishimoto. This story is done without malice and without profit from it. It is simply for the enjoyment of the readers.
'That was the last of it!' the Hokage thought to himself as he signed the final document. Finally, the paperwork was out of the way for the week, and he still had a few hours left. The perfect time to try and read his students latest work.
It was when Sarutobi was deep in the middle of chapter ten that one of the worst things to happen did happen.
Naruto ran into the room with more drawings.
"Hey Old Man! Look what I drew!" said the irrepressible five year old.
The Hokage chuckled and put down his book while lifting Naruto up onto the table. "Why don't you show me?"
They spent a good half hour with Naruto showing him the new pictures of the mountain and what he could see from the window of the small office that Sarutobi had set aside for the boy to play in. It was easier to give him a place so that he could be watched over while he pretended to be the Hokage, and it reminded him that the village had young people in it that were more precious to him than money. Naruto had that effect on people who actually tried to get to know him.
When his secretary brought in more paperwork, he told Naruto he would have to see him later. It wasn't until later that he realized that his book was missing and started to search his office for where it might have gone. That turned out to be impossible.
Giving in, he decided to get a new copy and at the same time see how Naruto was doing being the 'junior hokage'.
It was the first time that Sarutobi saw the efforts that would become the Orioke no Jutsu, a jutsu that would later be placed into a certain forbidden scroll after Naruto thought the skill to an impressionable Konohamaru years later.
It was that day that the Hokage decided that Naruto needed to be trained to at least read or find out what was going on, or have something else to play with. He wasn't going to explain what that book was to the young boy until later. Much later if it was his choice.
Sighing, he got on with the job of teaching the boy and making it fun. Sarutobi realized that he had no one to blame but himself for forgetting how curious children were, and how they had sticky hands. Maybe it was time to show Naruto how to pull a prank...