Page 1: Title: Wrapped in despair! Text: Hidan finishes the cursed ceremony - and Asuma lives his last moments!? Page 2: N/A Page 3: Asuma... Page 4: Hidan: Oh..God...so wonderful... Shikamaru: ASUMA! Page 5: ::trip:: Shikamaru: Argh! Hidan: I'm finished, Kakuzu. Kakuzu: I'll be done in a second. Page 6: Kotetsu: Arrgh... Izumo: Uuuh... Shikamaru: Damn you... GOD DAMN YOU!! Page 7: Izumo: Ugh! Shikamaru: AAH! Page 8: Hidan: What the fuck is THIS? Kakuzu: A distraction? Page 9: Kakuzu: A black sword! Page 10: Izumo: Uugh! Ino: We're here to back you up, Shikamaru. Page 11: Shikamaru: Ino... Izumo: Get him somewhere safe. [Finally, he gets a line that's not "Ugh!"] Ino: Got it! Page 12: Hidan: Tsk. Reinforcements... Page 13: Raidou: You okay? Kotetsu: Forget about me, help Captain Asuma... Chouji: Asuma-sensei! Shikamaru: Asuma! Page 14: Shikamaru: It's faint, but he's still got a pulse! Chouji! Get him to the Leaf's hospital immediately! Ino, you go with him and use whatever medical jutsu you can to keep him alive! NOW! Ino: Right! Chouji: Right! Kakuzu: That bounty is MINE. Page 15: Shikamaru: Fuck... Aoba: We'll hold them off! You get Asuma-san out of here! Hidan: Go ahead, do whatever you can... God will eventually punish you all. Hidan: Can you give me like, one minute? We're seriously RIGHT at the best part. Page 16: Leader: I'm about to seal the Three-Tails, and that's our priority. Get back here now. Page 17: Hidan: Oh come ON! Just give me one- Kakuzu: Shut up, Hidan. Hidan: Bah... Kakuzu: Don't get cocky - we'll be back for you. Leader: Idiots... Side: Saved...not by the backup, but by Akatsuki's leader! Hidan and Kakuzu are summoned back - but who is pulling the strings??