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“Knowing you, you will rush to the battlefield. That’s how determined you are. If you are reading this letter… It means I wasn’t able to stop you. Ever since Tsunade-sama ordered me to detain you on the Cloud’s secret hidden island, I’ve had this letter ready, just for this purpose. I’m disappointed in myself for failing my mission. I don’t know if I’ll even be able to get you this note, but there’s something you need to hear from me. You’ve gone off, so this is the only thing left to say. Come back alive, no matter what. I’m sorry, Naruto. I’m weak. I act like your older brother, but I’ve never been able to protect you…”