Maybe the 4th used the force like Qui Gon Jinn to teach it to the 3rd.
Maybe he was breast feeding Konohamaru; even though he wasnt born yet.
The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real"
Typical hero stuff.
Sandaime: „I’m an old man already. I will do it.“ *Turns to face the direction of the battle.*
Yondaime: „I appreciate your offer, but..." *Kicks Sarutobi unconscious.* "I will have to do it. Take care of everything after I am gone... Hokage-sama.“
Or Sarutobi pulled Naruto and needed to stay close to the toilet.
Sandaime: „Kyuubi... I will stop it! Ouch! Not now! Minato, I will leave this to you!" *Bodyflickers himself towards the nearest toilet.*
Yondaime: „What!? I’m the younger generation here! What happened to all this „protect the king“ shit?! Alright, I’m not a child anymore, but still..."
Yondaime: *Turns around and looks up to some really big teeth.* „Just great...“
On a more serious note, Minato might have been the only one who could use Shiki Fuujin to split the Kyuubi chakra and seal half of it to Naruto. Afterall he invented it. And somewhere in this forum was also pointed out an interesting idea that maybe Minato could also use the sage mode and power himself up with the nature chakra, enabling himself to be strong enough to face Kyuubi and seal him, while Sarutobi might simply have lacked enough chakra to seal such a powerful soul.
The battle of Kyuubi was only showed briefly, but if other Konoha shinobi were fighting then Sarutobi would have been there as well to atleast try to hinder the beast. Maybe for some reason he was not in the village at that moment.
Last edited by Mangarya; 12-03-2008 at 01:48 PM.
Maybe he popped a Viagra and didn't want it to go to waste...