|Reviews for The Lives Worth Saving|
| JbGrenade 6/18/13 . chapter 8
Hello JbGrenade here, I just finished your current 8(eight) chapters and due to my laziness haven't written a review as I didn't see the point if I'm gonna read the entire thing in one go right? Anyways, back to matter at hand, as a generalized review, your story is really good, hell its up there in my list of 'prey that he/she has enough free-time to finish the next chapter as soon as possible' section, anyways continuing on, throughout reading I noticed very little if any errors regarding grammer which means two possible things. One, you've either gone back and re-edited everything, or two, you are far better at grammer than I am. It's probably the second one all things considered.
Okay so next thing Questions (Sorry if you've already answered these, oh, and you don't actually have to answer these I'm only curious.);
1. Are you up to date with the manga or are disregarding the current events, such as Obito being the stand in Uchiha Madara.
on your answer to the last question disregard this, are you gonna. include Obito into this story?
Canon events do you plan on skipping?
Remember you don't necessarily have to answer these questions I'm just a curious reader.
"Jobs done, time to get paid.", JbGrenade
| Guest 6/18/13 . chapter 8
FML IT'S BEEN A YEAR AND NOW I DON'T THINK IT WILL BE UPDATED ANYMORE :'(((((((( NOOOO! THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD FUCKING STORY AS WELL :'((((((((((((((((((((
| lovleydragonfly 6/17/13 . chapter 8
i can see this turning into a kakanaru... also please continue! and i really really REALLY hope naruto and kurama doesnt dissapear...
| Tinithor 6/17/13 . chapter 8
Sooo it would appear that this story is discontinued, thats a shame as it was a rather interesting take on time travel.
| scribblerwise5 6/16/13 . chapter 8
This is awesome, but when are you going to update. I've been waiting for months?
| M.A.Y.4 6/16/13 . chapter 8
Can't wait for the next update and also the meeting with Iruka ...Xd
Hope you're update soon !
| animeromance72 6/16/13 . chapter 8
Please tell me this story is still active!
| MysteriousEyez 6/16/13 . chapter 8
Really like this story but I swear Anko (as usual) pisses me off. I kept wanting to hit her and tell her to stfu. Even in the few scenes she had in the anime she didn't quite know when to be quiet. I could hit Haruki as well he is kinda giving himself away by divulging so much info so freely. I was waiting for someone to ask him how does he know the Kyuubi's name. I'm kinda glad Shikaku knows even if it's not every minute detail he knows and the full burden doesn't lye solely on Haruki shoulders. However, I think it's about time he tell Kakashi. I don't know it just feels weird that Kakashi does not know although I do truly love their dynamic and how much he has drawn Kakashi out of his shell but with so much of the future hinging on his students the man really should know just a tad bit more info. I guess it's going to become a Shikaku situation between those two with Kakashi finally growing a pair and just straight out asking him questions. Please update soon would love to know what happens next...
| Yuurei no Chu 6/16/13 . chapter 8
Such an different take on time travel. I completely enjoyed this. I read it from beginning to end, and I love.
I love Haruki. His friendship with Kakashi is so fitting...Can't wait to see wait will happen when Haruki is gets more 'ill'...I imagine Kakashi and the rest of them being overprotective.
He's going to die... :(
Please update soon.
| Mcnitra 6/16/13 . chapter 8
oh wow so wonderful... i dont have words to discribe.
i really like your story.
i love the banter between Kakashi and Haruki.
I love the whole Haruki-avoid-Shikaku-storyline and Shikakus disbeliving face after the shogi match
i love the interessting missions that Haruki set up for the genin teams- especially team 10
I really really love it that so many different people want to help Haruki after only met him once or shortly- especially the Ino-Shika-Cho-trio and Yuugao, Genma too. ah dont forget Kakashi
Will Haruki use his Kage voice again? I like it how you discribe it (all around him straighted)
Will Killer B recognise him?
Will Haruki tell Naruto?
ah man i dont want him die...
please continue and thanks
| Black Eye-Patch Pie 6/16/13 . chapter 3
I love your writing, its so detailed and I love it when people make Naruto strong and protective. I really hope that in the chapters you have written so far someone finds out who Haruki (Naruto) is!
| Garglimesh 6/16/13 . chapter 8
Hilarious. The byplay between Kakashi and Haruki is incredible now that Haruki has met all the parents I wonder what direction this story is going to go in. A close relationship between Haruki an Yugito is my best guess for further ties between Haruki and the people not of his time. I'm also curious as to the scene where Haruki bought the dog treats from Hana. Tsume made it seem like they could only be sold to Inuzuka or close friends. An amazing story I can only hope you decide to update again someday.
| cat's eyes 6/16/13 . chapter 8
Just a random mindramble for consideration (please don't take offence or anything, I can't really control the direction my brain runs in sometimes \o/) - what if, instead of disappearing, Haruki merges with Naruto? The idea alone seems... rather like a Deux Ex Machina, but it *could* be veeeeeeeeeery interesting if properly done. One scenario I have come up with (and I do this often with incomplete fics because examining and trying to guess at the overall plot structure - as well as coming up with possible alternatives - is always fascinating) is that Naruto somehow, eventually, with many detours and mindscrews and confused flailing, finds out / partially figures out Haruki's real identity, as well as the identity paradox. And he sees Haruki in pain, both physical and emotional, and wants to help him. Maybe he has already gotten on better terms with Kurama by that point, allowing him some control over Kurama's chakra and maybe even finding out the truth about Haruki and all. So he tries to give Haruki some of his and Kurama's chakra, or something like that, with the intentions "to protect" and "to stay with". Maybe they're both injured and sort of half-dead when it happens (due to Akatsuki? Madara? Orochimaru?) or Pain's trying to pull out their souls and Things Get Weird, but the end result Naruto forces the merge.
On Naruto's side, I suppose he admires Haruki greatly, feels a sense of kinship and perhaps something stronger to him, and desperately wants to protect him no matter what because he's realised that Haruki's always the one being strong and trying to fix everything but nobody has managed to fix him. He believes Haruki is the kind of person he wants to become, and accepts everything about him - both the good, like strength and wisdom and charisma, and the bad, like grief and sorrow and guilt.
Haruki, on the other hand, is absolutely horrified at this and tries very hard to resist (but Kurama - both Kuramas, actually - are having None Of That, and neither is Naruto). Simply put, he doesn't want Naruto to become him. He doesn't want Naruto, whose life has never been easy but at least untainted by war so far, to have to bear the horrors of what he knows, because it will change him drastically, and forever. He wants Naruto to be happy, and wants to keep his pain to himself so he's the only one who can't be happy. (Naruto calls him out on that, saying it doesn't make sense to want your other self to be happy but not allow yourself even a chance at it - and complains that it sounds way too complicated so he doesn't like it.)
Haruki doesn't want Naruto to bear his burden, saying it is unnecessary and will only cause him great pain which nobody can help him with, but Naruto says that even though it must hurt more than anything in the world it has made him strong, in a way that Naruto can never match because they will never experience the same things. He says he can't afford to lose someone with such strength, because there's too much he wants to protect. He says it's not true that nobody can help with what Haruki has gone through, because that's what Naruto is trying to do already and who would understand him better than himself? He also says it's not right that Haruki is so lost in loneliness when Naruto has barely fought his way out of it, especially when Haruki is one of the main reasons he's not lonely anymore. And he also declares - with rather scary perceptiveness, but then again it *is* himself after all - that because Haruki looks like he's lost part of himself and can't get it back, and Naruto wants to become so much more than what he currently is yet can't seem to find the path for the life of him, maybe they have what each other is looking for.
And so, two halves join to form a whole.
Since Naruto is the mostly not dead one, and Haruki is the one causing the paradox, the result of the merge is closer to Naruto's physical form (age, appearance, etc) but not quite the same. In terms of the mind, he may suffer some kind of existential crisis while trying to sort himself out, but the trauma of war is mellowed with Naruto's (relative) innocence and hope, and the... less disciplined/organised/certain/sharp/honed/somethin g mind of a child with growth stunted in many areas is finally brought to greater clarity.
Re-negotiating his identity in relation to himself, his friends and his village could make for some pretty interesting content in itself, hmm...
Of course, Kakashi - and many others, but particularly him - has to be brought into all this because the change in him is too significant. Haruki's disappearance could break what's left of him because of how attached he has become, but a not-quite-Naruto-not-quite-Haruki would also be something he has no idea how to deal with. I'm really interested in the dynamic and bond you've built between the two of them so far, and if Obito ends up involved in all this it would be... a mess of epic proportions, I guess?
But what a very interesting mess indeed.
| Fan of this Fic 6/15/13 . chapter 8
Please start updating again soon! This is getting so good and addicting to read. i would also like to know what happens next. it would also be interesting to see how Haruki would interact with gaara. Please update.
| Reyinn 6/15/13 . chapter 8
I absolutely adore this fic. :) I kept telling myself to stop so that I could study, but this was just too good!