Previous chapter: Naruto 595 - An Eternal Rival
Kakashi: "I have to do this... If I kill him now the entire world war would practically be over...".
Tobi: "Ha... kakashi... you really are a great shinobi and I underestimated you... However... with the power of the RG, I control life and death itself... wait, why can't I use my chakra... its this jutsu... I cannot use my chakra while he has hold of my soul... I cannot use any of my jutsu... this isn't good".
Kakashi: "Yea we will see how well you control life and death with your soul in the shiki fuujin... haaaaaaa".
*kakashi starts to give it all he has... pulling on tobi's soul as the head and top shoulders pop out, but kakashi head and shoulder's of his soul are pulled out as well...*
Tobi: "Ahhhh danm you hatake kakashi....".
(scene switches to Gai standing in a small Crater directly under the juubi with his feet together and his hands at his waist as his body becomes heavier and heavier from the energy being condensed inside him, making the crater larger.....)
Kakashi kage bushin#378: "Wow gai is really going to use it... the midnight tiger.... His morning peacock is merely the use of super high speed punches to create friction which creates fire for offensive attacks... next is the non tiger that is a double palm thrust of such speed and power, it generates enough force to take down an army... but midnight dragon... Gai only told me about it... he compresses all his energy into him so dense that his body becomes super heavy... and in an instant Gai uses a whole body thrust with palms to create an instantaneous blast of energy that can even annihilate a bijuu, or even a small country like the mist or rain.... this is it...".
*Gai stands quite... slilent... motionless as if at perfect peace....*
Gai: "8th gate of death.... midnight dragon... Time.... to go.... to sleep you tentailed bastard...".
*just as the juubi reaches his hand down to shinrei tensai Gai.... Gai explodes instantly with a body and palm thrust that sends a straight energy blast the size of a bijuu directly into the juubi sending it flying back through mountains, peaks then finally landing with a blast of Gai's energy.... kakashi clones are seen flying around turning to smoke from the blast.... kakashi and tobi brace themselves with everything they have...*
*Gai is shown frozen in the position of his midnight dragon attack, body shaking... the juubi is in an ungodly huge crater a couple miles away with its right arm, shoulder and 5 tails missing... along with damage all over the entire body... its lifeless... the last of kakashi's kage bushin's sprint over to the juubi's immobile body and grab an undamaged tail then begin to pull it out... but the juubi suddenly begin to regenerate quickly... the kakashi bushin's have an entire tail pulled out...*
Kakashi bushin#976: "Well we are out of chakra... this will have to due... sory naruto... I could not seal this beast in order to keep you from bearing this burden on your own...".
The kakashi's yelling: "NOW SEAL...".
*the reaper cuts up the tail into many pieces sealing each piece in a kakashi bushin... the juubi yells as if in pain... and the regenerating stops without healing the right arm and some of the other wounds... the kage bushin's all disperse turning to smoke...*
(SCENE SWITCHES TO KAKASHI AND TOBI STILL BATTLING FOR THEIR SOULS)
Kakashi: "well it seems I could not seal the juubi completely and Gai could not completely destroy it... and I am almost out of chakra so I cannot take your soul... But I can weaken you tobi... seal reaper...".
*Tobi is in shock as the reaper cuts the head part of his soul off from the rest of his soul... then it's drawn into kakashi and sealed...*
Tobi as his head begins to rot and his SG and RG begin to dim, losing they're light forever: "What have you done... damn you kakashi... ahhhhhh".
*Kakashi falls to his back, but turns to smoke*
Tobi: "Another kage bushin... that slick bastard... haha, but now you die as the reaper takes your soul...".
(scene switches to Gai still standing frozen in place trying to stay up... as kakashi pops up from under ground)
Kakashi breathing hard: "Hey there Gai... it seems you managed to do some real damage to the juubi... which allowed my bushins the chance to seal away one of tail making a kyuubi...".'
Kakashi thinking to himself: "Now you have an even fight naruto... master minato's T/S jutsu and finish what we started here... for us, for the ninja world...".
Gai barely ablle to speak: "So who won...? We both were not able to stop our enemies... but both gave them considerable damage... haha, I guess in the end we tied... Both just as heroic and youthful as the other..."
*gai coughs up blood*
Kakashi: "SO this is it...".
*kakashi stands and walk over to Gai, resting against him, both back to back*
Gai: "Lee... I am sorry will not be there to see you become a jounin and have children of your own... but please... live on as konoha's last... green beast..."
Kakashi: "Well it appears we have done all we can... It was an honor being your rival Gai...".
Gai: "And it was an Honor being yours... you will forever be my friend and riv...".
*Gai passes away before he can finish his sentence and the reality of death sets in with kakashi as he removes his mask to reveal his face... with tears flowing from his eyes...*
Kakashi: "Fair well Gai... I am sorry we cannot be together in the pure world... but I have to end this here... reaper... seal...".
*the reaper seals kakashi's soul... then disappears... kakashi and Gai have passed away... each facing the direction of their foes... still standing, back to back... as true friends and rivals...
kakashi....... Gai......... Konoha's strongest rivalry... and truest of hero's in defiance of death itself... refusing to go down... still stand back to back... showing not even death can end a rivalry... no enemy or even death can kill what they still stand for.... their will of fire... has never burned brighter...*
Naruto 596 - Farewell To Hero's, Konoha's Strongest
Naruto 596 entitle Farewell To Hero's, Konoha's Strongest. The scene starts off with Kakashi pulling on Tobi's soul with his hand warped behind Tobi by Kamui, while Tobi pulls on Kakashi's soul standing above him.