This chapter continues the love story of Madara and Hashirama and starts exactly from the offer made last week, one of the weakest cliffhangers to come out of Naruto since we know the Senju brothers become the future hokages and Madara's offer is pure crap.
I do like what Tobirama said though.
|Seriously Hashi, listen to your little bro.|
For making this offer, does Hashirama get mad? or sad? does he think about his life? hell no this is a shounen so instead of acting like a normal person he thanks the guy who asks him to either commit suicide or murder his brother, cause thats what we'd all do in such a situation.
Hashirama prepares himself, telling his clan that after his sacrifice they should never fight with the Uchiha again and Madara is not to be harmed, he makes his brother swear this on his children and grandchildren ( but since it seems Tobirama never had children I guess it was a moot promise).
As he is about to stab himself Madara has flashbacks to their childhood and decides he cant let his
|Honestly more romantic than when Hinata held Naruto's hand.|
We see the early stages of the village being built, and the two former rivals reminisce about old times when they were children and how they are closer to their dream world than ever before. The newly formed village needs a leader though and I was surprised how it was Madara who was originally going to be the Hokage, well maybe the heads werent going to go for it but I somehow always imagined Hashirama wanted to be Hokage but here he didnt mind letting Madara take the lead and become the Fire Shadow.
The two men decide that their village needs a name and Madara shows us his creativity yet again.
|I wonder what he would call it if he was holding a peanut at the time?|
Like a scene out of a romantic drama, Madara eavesdrops on the two brothers discussing the future of the village and learns he probably will never become Hokage, feeling hurt and betrayed ( like a lover would in such a situation I imagine) he runs away and leaves the leaf that symbolizes his ties to the village, abandoning both it and Hashirama.
We fast forward a bit and see Hashirama in the Hokage garb explaining to Madara how to achieve real happiness opposing forces must unite together, Madara says there is another interpretation to his words but doesnt clarify, instead like a jealous woman he asks Hashirama to choose between Madara or his brother.
|Madara always knows the right things to say.|
I'd give this chapter a 3.5/5