|Reviews for Connections|
| lokobookworm95 6/19/13 . chapter 45
Are you still writing this? Because I love this story, it's the best HP/Naruto crossover I've probably ever read, and I really, really want more of it. Please continue!
| sanitysugar 6/10/13 . chapter 45
Please continue this, I just spent the last few days reading this and I almost screamed when I got to the end. This story is beautiful, everyone is in character and its so well-written, I can't wait to see how you progress it. Too many crossovers are completely predictable or unoriginal, this had me laughing and on the edge of my seat, I never know what's gonna happen next. Please don't end it here.
| geast 5/28/13 . chapter 45
will you be adding to this or have you lost the account? its been over 15 months I really hope that you keep going with this as its a good one.
| AcidBurn88 5/24/13 . chapter 45
ohh myyy... please tell me you plan on finishing this... i want to read the rest of it so badly! you rock! what do i need to do to get you to write again? Do you have a writers block? Shall i dance under the moonlight for inspiration? Great work BTW, really well written, the story flows really well... some spelling errors but nothing too serious (e.g. quite and quiet ). Please keep writing! you have such a gift! Congrats and all that!
| Chikiru Uchiha 5/21/13 . chapter 45
ohmygosh! moremoremoremore! I'm actually surprised how this fight went. I mean I understand that you kinda have to throw the HP universe a bone since in reality, a wizard wouldn't stand a snowballs chance in hell against a ninja but I was still surprised you didn't whip out any of sasuke's fancier moves like chidori current which can be pushed through the ground and right up under a wizards guard or a simple decoy clone mixed with substitution and fast-step jutsu to close the distance or pop out a little love for CS 1 or even 2? or are we building up to that? XD I'ld love to see harry's reaction to his cousin turning black with hand wings sprouting out of him lol and he thought the sharingan was...unusual. Then again, I'm sure both naru and sasu will have plenty of opportunity to show off their badassedry, and maybe a healthy dose of vulnerabilty in sasuke really does the story and the perpetualy stoic character a world of good. After all, who wouldn't have a slight breakdown/panic attack after all thats been happening!Please please update! This is waaaay to good.
| Alibi Nonsense 5/17/13 . chapter 6
Excuses you could use for them learning the language so fast:
Sasuke and Kakashi memorised it with sharingan
Sakura, being a medical ninja and the best at theory in the academy, would be used to memorising things
Sasuke and Sakura would refuse to let Naruto eat ramen until he had learned the language perfectly.
| Akemi 5/5/13 . chapter 45
Really hope you update again sometime soon! Love the story so far
| The Green Eye 4/28/13 . chapter 45
I absolutely loved your story! It was amazing! I love the way you write!
| Crystal M. Key 4/20/13 . chapter 45
Goodness gracious, this keeps going! I look forward to the next part of the story. Thanks! Favoite quotes:
"Get up!" Sakura shouted. But it wasn't the usual Sakura 'I'm-so-annoyed-with-you-right-now' shout. It was the 'I'm-trying-not-to-be-scared' Sakura shout and there were few things in the world that could wake Naruto up faster than that. He sat up, blue eyes clear and focused.
It's been six months since they'd dragged him more or less willingly home. He, Sakura and Kakashi-sensei. Cause they were Team 7, and only the lowliest of the low abandons a teammate. Even if said teammate might prefer to be abandoned. Even if said teammate might just run off again, chasing snake-bastards, fratricidal brothers and just generally being an idiot.
"What is it?" Naruto demanded. "What's the bastard planning? Is it some kind of twisted zombie move or something? Or maybe he and Sasuke aren't really related. Or maybe -"
"There may have been a Uchiha he didn't kill."
Naruto stared at his teacher. "Um, yeah. His name's Sasuke."
"Who are you?" the boy demanded. "What'd you want?"
Wow. He even sounded like a pissy Sasuke-teme. Naruto was kind of impressed. It must be some kind of genetic inborn thing and not just a shitty attitude like Naruto had always assumed.
"Let's try talking to Lily's sister first."
Tonks scowled again. "You won't get anything useful out of her. I tried."
Remus smiled slyly. "You have to knowhow to speak Dursley-ese."
He darted his eyes around Sasuke's room, playing the familiar game of spot-what-changed that every muggle-raised wizard discovered early on at Hogwarts.
Kakashi-sensei led them away from the city and to a clear, grassy field. The teacher stopped by a tree on the edge of the field and turned to his students. "Battle Royal or Tag-Team?"
All of the playful shoving and chatter disappeared and three sets of eager eyes focused in on their teacher. "Battle Royal," they all said together before exchanging a meaningful look between the three of them. It reminded Harry of the looks Ron and his brothers would exchange right before a Quidditch scrimmage. A whole lot of excitement, flavored with a dash of blood lust. Harry couldn't help it. He snickered. He almost wished he could join in.
She shoved the kunai in her hands backwards into an approaching Naruto and leg swept the next one before springing back herself into a clear patch she'd made. "What is this? Gang up on Sakura day?" she muttered darkly.
All of the Naruto's grinned simultaneously. "Training!" they chirped together like an over eager pack of puppies. Except puppies never had that vaguely violent gleam in their eyes that promised embarrassment at the least if they caught her.
"You didn't answer the question," Sasuke growled.
Harry, in what Gai-sensei surely would have described as a very hip and cool move, did not even look up. "And you never answer any of mine."
"That's different," Sasuke snapped.
This time it was Harry who growled. He dropped his chopsticks and shoved his bowl away. "How?" he demanded, half turning in his seat so that he could glare at Sasuke. From Naruto's advantage point behind Sasuke he could easily attest that it was a pretty decent glare. Definitely right up there with the Uchiha "I-have-had-enough-of-your-stupidity" glare.
Sasuke turned away with a sly grin and started to lead his cousin home. After a string of muttered profanities, Naruto jogged to catch up with them. He made a swiped at Sasuke's head and Sasuke ducked and twisted to trip him. Naruto jumped back and the two of them danced back and forth like that almost the whole way home. Right up until Harry "accidently" got in Naruto's way and sent the other boy tumbling to the ground with a half-hearted protest about the two of them ganging up on him, and how it wasn't fair and wouldn't Sakura-chan save him…
"Where are we going?" Harry asked.
"Naruto's," Sasuke answered. "He can help keep watch for any more trouble. Don't think we aren't discussing this," Sasuke added with a glare. "And you're telling me everything."
Harry sighed. He owed his cousin at least some kind of explanation. But everything was an awful lot to ask for.
Sakura had made sure to carefully thank Ino – with the required insults to the other girl's appearance, skills and intelligence, a sentiment that Ino cheerfully if wearily returned.
"I don't know if you can," Harry answered. "You have to be a wizard to get into Diagon Alley."
Naruto grinned slowly. It was the kind of expression worthy of the Weasley Twins and was often the forbearer of the kind of bad things to come that more often than not involved a lot of sneaking, some clever spell use and things like dung bombs and slime.
Harry didn't know what traps he was talking about, and frankly, really didn't like the sound of it. But it almost sounded like Sasuke was trying to ask him a question. So Harry shrugged. "That's fine with me," he said. "But if you break another table I'm hexing you."
Harry wasn't surprised to hear Naruto chuckling at that, but he didn't think the Hokage would be able to hear them that clearly, or that she would laugh that loudly.
Naruto laughed. "Don't worry, Harry-kun. We understand. Totally plausible deniablility, right?"
"But I'm telling the truth!"
"You expect us to believe that you honestly had nothing whatsoever to do with the elimination of this woman from her position as your instructor?" Sasuke asked with and one raised eyebrow.
Harry cheeks flushed but he pointedly cocked one eyebrow back before replying. "There may or may not have been a student club, with the sole purpose of undermining her authority, that I may or may not have been involved in, in a leadership position."
Naruto crowed in delight as Sasuke sat back, surprised. He had not expected such clear disobedience out of his cousin. Sasuke did not know whether to be more alarmed with every new thing his cousin said or to feel a bit relieved that things were not as bad as he feared.
What Harry might lack in timing, he was more than trying to make up for with enthusiasm. It was a method Naruto fully approved of. And not just because it made Sasuke's eyebrow twitch. Though that too was pretty damn hilarious. The teme was going to hurt something trying so hard not to say anything sarcastic.
Neiji Hyuuga stared back at them, a look of total boredom on his face and his hands hanging loosing, empty, at his sides. Whatever he'd used to deflect Naruto's lucky shot was gone now, hidden once more in the folds of Neiji's normal attire. He didn't even have a smudge of dirt on all that pristine white. It was a terrible color choice for something you were going to fight in, but Neiji had given him the weirdest look when Naruto had tried to share this bit of wisdom with his comrade.
| luffy 4/11/13 . chapter 45
when are you going to update this story?
| twixxy-dee 4/10/13 . chapter 44
I really hope you can update soon; I was just thinking about an earlier Guest comment on the Rasengan being the same as the Killing Curse: Naruto's disbelief on having a jutsu just for killing being unbelievable. I don't see the Rasengan as a 'killing' jutsu; I think that yes it CAN kill, but it has levels of intensity; that's shown when Naruto first uses it and it knocks people out or when Jiraiya first showed it to him when they were looking for Tsunade; it severely injured the man, but not killed him. Also when Jiraiya was training Nagato, Konan and Yahiko in the rain village he used it half-way to blast them away.
So it can be broken down to lessen the impact while the Killing Curse can ONLY be used for killing. Most jutsu has different levels of intensity especially with S-class & missing ninja; so in that one aspect the magical world is a bit more sinister than the ninja; it looks weak cause it's not as flashy, but underestimating it and being cocky can only get you killed. Yes, with quick reflexes they can be disarmed, but most ninja learn to assess the enemy because the unknown can kill you. Some ninja are just that good, but in most cases they are good because they don't underestimate the enemy and learn enough to counter-attack. So if Sasuke doesn't know what to expect he can't counter-act as quickly as he would have with training with Harry and full disclosure; of course ninjas will get hurt if they aren't aware of the danger a little stick can cause; not to mention wand-less magic.
| Guest 4/9/13 . chapter 45
I like it so far. I do feel like the nin have been nerfed a little, which is a bummer, but I hope that is sorted out soon. Sasuke is /so/ out of his element in this fic. I feel sorry for him, although I'd feel /more/ sorry for him if he wasn't such a bastard, haha. And you have Harry's character down pat. He's as annoying to me as he was in the books, which in this case is an accomplishment. Good job. I want to copy his cousin and strangle the little moron but good job.
| Hiuyt 4/8/13 . chapter 45
Hey, why is such a Nice story not updated. Very Nice story full of things and stuff very Nice
| Guest 4/8/13 . chapter 45
What would be the fun in having a bunch of overpowered ninjas curbstomp the wizards? One overpowered side boring conflict. I don't wanna know who'd win when I read a story. Plus, it's not like canon Naruto is all that brutal and efficient, either. Naruto usually just talks down enemies down, and the tactics used are usually stupid and simple-minded. Why? Because Naruto is, just like Harry Potter, for children. Trying to tell yourself that the Konohas ninjas are all hardened killers when we've never seen that in canon makes no sense. Ibiki doesn't even torture prisoners in canon. Naruto doesn't seem to kill anyone at all until Shippuden (neither do any of the other young Konoha main characters).
| Guest 4/8/13 . chapter 44
"You guys gotta jutsu just for killing people? One that'll kill 'em just like that?" "that's pretty fucked up"
Bullshit. Sorry, those lines dropped my suspension of disbelief right to the ground. What the hell do you think Rasengan is for? Grooming fluffy bunnies? Naruto is completely capable and willing to kill in the right situation. In his universe killing isn't only not an automatic "evil" it's socially acceptable. Just because he's the friendly doof, and willing to make nice with the baddies at times, it doesn't mean he's going to suddenly think that a weapon is bad for just being a weapon.