...on the door disturbed him from his concentration.
"Come inn!" the elderly Hokage said. Iruka came in and sat down in one of the chairs. "Ah, Iruka-kun, to what do I owe the pleasure of your company?"
Iruka leveled a stare towards the Hokage and said one name witch turned the Hokage from the happy man, to a serious shinobi. "Naruto!"
Pausing for a few seconds he elaborated with "What are your intentions regarding him, without a team to be placed on he will need to wait until someone dies or get's off active duty. What did you tell him when he got here yesterday?"
The elder Hokage sighed and said "I know of your concerns Iruka-kun, but the fact is what it is that Naruto will have to wait until a team loses a member or if he gets taken as an apprentice by a jounin or higher ranked ninja!" He stopped for a bit to let it sink in. "Until then Naruto will not be accounted for as an active ninja inn this village and hopefully still train until he can be placed on a team."
Iruka looked somber for a moment before asking "How did he take it?"
The Hokage looked puzzled at Iruka, he had not talked to the boy in a few days now and voiced it too the chuunin. "What do you mean by that, I have not seen him since the day before yesterday?" Now Iruka was curious, Naruto said he would visit the Hokage about his situation yesterday. "Are you sure, he told me he would come to see you after class. That's weird, maybe he dozed off at his apartment befor...