|Naruto A New Path
Author: Haru Takami PM
The life of a ninja is frought with danger, suspence, and....weird teachers? folow our 3 young genin and their jounin sensei along their travels as shinobi! dose not follow naruto's life, beginning a big corny but it gets better! trust me! read to believeRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,504 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 01-23-08 - Published: 01-13-08 - id: 4010814
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Naruto - A New Path
disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, or any of its respective clans. Nor do I own Tokka-sensei, Tenhime-neechan, or Keru. All I own is myself, Haru, and this plotline. also, this is my first time writing an actual fanfic that either A) dose not center around an actual character from the show, or B) dose not require (not "dose not need") help from readers to continue, if you want to help, go ahead, I would be more than grateful. Also, sorry for the crappy beginning, but my brain is running on empty.
now, on with the story!
-Konohagakure no Sato. The Hidden Village of the Leaves. Many years have passed, and Uzumaki Naruto, the number-one, hyper-active, knuckle headed ninja, has become hokage. But hey, we're not here to talk about him, nor his beautiful and buxom wife, Uzumaki Hinata, no. We're heading back to the acadamy, where the genin graduation exams are about to take place...-
Umino Iruka sat behind his desk, a slip of paper sitting before him. He sighed as he looked down upon hte paper, scratching the scar adorning his face as he did, his dark brown hair pulled back into its traditional ponytail, or, "warriors wolf tail" as he argued whenever students would laugh at it. This part of the year was always hardest, because it meant some students would either leave...something he regretted as he would no longer be able to see them regularly, or stay behind another year...something he regretted worse if the student liked to cause trouble.
Looking up at the class he sighed again, taking in the many faces for possibly the last time. He finnaly stood up, and all murmuring stopped quickly. "Alright students, Today is your genin graduation exam.I want you all to give it your best shot, if you graduate, you will finnally become full-fledged ninja of the hidden leaf village." the murmuring started up again, only now it was eager rather than random, Iruka cleared his throat to gain everyones attention again. "Now, I'll call off your names one at a time and you will go into the next room and demonstrate something of our choosing, first up is Akayama Hidochi..." he stepped into the next room, holding the door open for a nervous looking girl with bright pink hair down to her waist.
Talk erupted immediatly in the classroom, as the students discussed different things, who their jounin sensei would be, who would be on their squad, or who would pass or fail and things of that nature. All but one student, who was sleeping peacefully at his desk, his book propped up to hide him, his messy brown hair covering his face. He suddenly sat up, or rather, was forced to sit up, as the person next to him yanked his ponytail, something he, unlike sensei, took pride in calling it such.
"ITE! I'm up! I'm up!" he yelped, rubbing the back of his head "what did I miss?" he aksed, turning his golden amber eyes on the boy sitting next to him, his eaqually long red hair spiked up in random places over his emerald eyes. "Sensei started calling people into the other room for testing, he might call you and you'd end up missing your chace and failing!" he said, frowning. Iruka walked back into the room alone, the young girl having left through a second door into another class for those that had taken the test. "Akimichi Chotero" he called out, the large boy waddling down the steps to the door, munching some dango as he went.
"Bah, you're so full of yourself, baka!" said a feminine voice from behind them. Bolth boys glanced back to see a girl with long blond hair, pulled up in back into a bun held together with multiple senbon, a lose jacket barely covering her rather large breasts, held together by nothing more than a large amount of bandages and a small fishnet belly shirt as a small skirt barely covered her eapually bound thighs and hips. "Eh, I'm still better than you Tenhime-chan" Said the brunette boy. His friend nodded, as each boy thought that she was talking about himself.
She sighed, rubbing her forhead, closing her aqua eyes as a vein appeared on her forhead. "Baka, even if you are stronger than me, I'm smarter than you." That one hit a sore spot. "Oh, I fail ONE test and you get after me. Atleast I dont go around kissing any guy or girl that crosses my pa-" he was cut off as a fist collided with the top of his head. Tenhime growled dangerously, cracking her knuckles. "What was that?" she muttered in a strained tone, through gritted teeth, her eye twitching dangerously. "Nothing...nothing..." the brunette whimpered, sitting next to his chair and seeming to shrink, a large lump having formed on his head. "baka..." the red-head muttered, rubbing the bridge of his nose.
"Oh, and you're any better Keru?" she snapped at him, glaring indignantly. "Yes, mainly because I dont pick fights I know I cant win." he said, turning away "Haru on the other hand, just runs in, reckless as ever." Haru shot up, pointing at his friend. "and what makes YOU all high and mighty, huh? I dont see YOU with all A's!" Keru sighed, rubbing his temples slightly. why he was friends with this loudmouth was beyond him at times, but it all worked out...eventually.
As the three argued, seven more people had left the room, so only a handfull were left. Iruka walked back into the room, and called off the next name. "Takanuchi Keru" he said, stepping aside. Keru sighed happily, glad to get away from all the yelling as he stepped down the aisle to the room, waving a short farwell to Haru and Tenhime, who had forgotten their argument and were shouting out goodlucks to him.
Keru entered the room, sighing and sweeping his hair back out of his eyes, sitting at a desk infront of him were two chuunins, Iruka, and another whom he hadn't met personally, but had heard of, Tento, his turquoise hair hanging down limply over onyx eyes. Tento looked at his paper, looking over Keru's grades and stats. "Takanuchi Keru...exells in weapons skills and taijutsu...practices katon(fire style)...average genjutu...above average ninjutsu...hmm.." he pondered, turning to Iruka "standard test?" Iruka nodded in aproval. "Keru, for your exam we will need you to create four complete Bunshin(clones)" Keru nodded and focused his chakra, imagining five more of himself standing in the room. There was a large puff of smoke, signalling either exess chakra...or a smoke bomb, whichever it was was unsure. but when the smoke cleared there were six Keru standing in a lineeach having their own respective poses. "alright" Iruka said, nodding "you pass" he held out a hitai-te, which keru accepted, bowing politely before leaving into the second room...which was surprisingly sparce, only about six other students were here...all of which had their hitai-te on random parts of their body. 'Must be the winners room...' he though to himself, taking a seat in a back corner away from everyone else.
Haru and Tenhime were discussing how Keru would do, whlie all the others that were left, about nine or ten of them, discussed how they themselves would do. Haru finnally sighed. "man...this tension is killing me!" he mutered, closing his eyes and putting his hands behind his head, leaning back in his chair. Tenhime nodded, resting her elbows on the desk, her chin nestled comfortably in the palms of her hands. "yeah...but Keru will do well, he may not be the best, but he's pretty damn good..." Haru nodded as Iruka came back in, calling in a girl with short blond hair and lavender, pupil-less eyes. Tenhime noticed this and blinked. "hey...the hokage's daughter jsut got called up...I wonder how she'll do..." she whispered, blinking at the door.
She had always found the young girl attractive, but unfortunately, she was of such high standing, as bolth the daughter of the Rokudaime Hokage, but also a member of the Hyuuga clan. Haru chuckled, knowing about her feelings for the girl, but never teasing her about it. afterall, he liked her too. "so, ya think i'm gonna pass?" he said, tilting his head so he saw her, upside-down. She sighed and flicked his nose. "of cource, baka, you may be stupid but you're still good, geeze. It's me I'm worried about..." she put her face in her hands, sighing yet again.
Haru sighed now, continuing to look at her and ignoring the slight sting in his nose. "you're gonna pass tenhime-chan, dont worry, you're the smartest girl in class, and you've got the best chakra control Iruka sensei has ever seen, even better than Sakura-sensei" he said, referring to their school nurse, who usually had all the boys constantly hurting themselves, and even Tenhime a few times, on purpose, for the express purpose of going to see her.
Tenhime blushed slightly, rolling her eyes. "baka, its not that, its just that i'm nervous..arent you?" she asked, arching her brow at him. He simply shrugged. "eh, if I don't tou-san and ka-san will understand, they failed the first time round too, heck, tou-san failed two times in a row. me failing once wont be the end of the world in their eyes. and if I fail, I'll get to have another go at it and get better." he said, a goofy grin invading his face. Tenhime couldn't help but laugh at him. "you know, you're like the little brother I never had" she said, poking his forhead and causing his chair to tip forwards again. "yeah, I know" he said, the door opening up.
They were the last students in the class and they hadn't even realised. Iruka looked up at them and smiled, his best student, and his second-favourite student, Naruto being the first. "Yukihana Tenhime, you're next" he said, stepping aside. She nodded and headed down, waving and smilling, slightly worried though. "you'll do great! see ya on the other side!" Haru called down to her, grinning and sighing, laying back in his seat as she walked into the room. once the door closed behind sensei, he grinned, knowing iruka wouldnt sit in this desk till those who passed would be given their jounin sensei' tomorow, he sneaked up, and pulled out a whoopie cusion, inflating it and sitting it tenderly underneath the cusion of his sensei's chair, before heading quickly back up to sit in his seat, pulling out a pensil and doodling on the desk for the next student to see.
"Alright Tenhime" Tento said, going over her stats "exllent taijutsu, average genjutsu and ninjutsu, and above average weapons skill, mostly practices with minor earth and water style jutsu...highest GPA on record" he said, sounding impressed "think we should give her something challenging, Iruka?" he asked his friend, who nodded smiling. "Tenhime, we would like you to use a substitution on something in this room." he said, motioning to the barren walls for all but a few posters, a box of small scrolls, and the desk at which they sat. She nodded and focused her chakra, an image floating into her mind as she concentrated, dissapearing suddenly, not even a cloud of smoke appearing, signalling the lack of unused chakra, as, Tento's hitai-te fell to the ground, Tenhime standing behind him with a pensil pressed lengthwise to the side of his neck, balanced easily on the back of his chair.
To say tento was surprised would be an understatement. He had expected her to use a scroll, or box to use the jutsu with, but to use an article of the opponent's clothing as such was unheard of. to think of that in a minutes notice proved she truely was a strategist. Tento blinked a few times, all the while Iruka howled with laughter, grinning and beating his fist on the table. "Y-you...p-p-pass..." he wheezed between laughs, holding up her hitai-te as she returned Tento's, accepting it and walking into the next room, spotting keru and waving to him, wrapping the hitai-te around her waist like a belt, loving how its navy mixed with her clothes.
As Tenhime left tento turned to iruka. "and just what was so funny, Iruka-san. he said, narrowing his eyes. Iruka only chuckled. "the look...on your face when she did that was priceless...reminded me of something Naruto would pull, were he still an acadamy student...although, rather than mock threatening your life, he probably would have done something more...humiliating...such as...use your boxers as his substitution?" he smiled, getting up and walking to the door, leaving a dumbstruck Tento, with a red face at the idea of that young girl touching his underwear.
Iruka opened the door, finding a sleeping Haru in his chair. Sighing he picked up an eraser from the chalkboard and whipping it at Haru, cracking him straight in the forhead with a corner."ITE!!!" the boy howled, this being the second time he's gotten hit in the head in the last hour, falling off his chair in pain and hitting the back of his head on the desk behind him...making it the thi-fourth, he hit the floor on the way down, now sporting multiple lumps. "ite..." he whinned, tears in his eyes as he sat up. Iruka could only sigh and rub his forhead. the similarities were uncanny. "bah, Haru, you're up, so get down here." he said, holding the door open as haru pulled himself up, walking down to the door and throwing iruka a scating glance before walking into the room, rubbing his aching head.
Tento looked down at the paper infront of him as the boy walked in. "Takami Haru...average taijutsu, below average genjutsu, above average ninjutsu and weapons. average grades...exells in running away and pulling pranks..." he sighed, rubbing his head. the last thing this village needed was another kid causing trouble for the chuunin to clean up. "normal test, iruka?" he asked, sighing Iruka nodded, taking a seat. "Haru, We would like you to make five functional bunshin, alright?" he sighed, even if haru was his second fravourite under naruto, he was almost too much work to earn the title at times.
Haru nodded, grinning and focusing the chakra, a blue mist forming over his body as he concentrated, imagining the six of him standing around, looking awsome. a puff of smoke was seen as the exess chakra was released into the air, revealing, when it cleared, three Harus..and two mis-shapen multi-colored lumps on the ground...that resembled haru in some way. "aww man..." haru sighed, stomping the ground. Tento looked at Iruka "3/5...pretty average" he whispered, his hand hovering with the tip of the pensil between "pass" and "fail" on his clipboard. iruka nodded. "Yes...but he is better than this." he said, grinning "Haru, you pass" he said, smiling and handing him his hitai-te. It took haru about three minuts to process this. but when he did get it, the clones exploded into clouds of smoke as a triumphant yell was heard from him. "YATTA!!!"
-all the while-
Keru and Tenhime were discussing Haru's chance of passing...which, they thought it over, was just as he was, average. 50-50. they were getting worried, as it took an awful long time for him to come into the room. "I hope he passed...baka..." Tenhime muttered, crossing her arms in worry. "eh, he'll do fine, you and I bolth know that, we've gone over it a thousan times in the ten minutes you've been here." he said "My concern right now isn't weather or not he passes, its who's team he's on when he-"but he was cut off as the door opened, Iruka looking solumly up at them, then looking away and heading to the desk, acting like they were in surgery, waiting to see if their friend had made it, and had gotten bad news. they bolth lowered their heads, sighing. "guess he failed then..." they muttered as one.
A cheery tone appeared next to em. "who failed? I hope if wasnt Uriko..." the person said. Tenhime sighed, looking up at the person and muttering. "no Haru you baka...you...failed...wait..." she blinked several times, taking a double take as Keru looked up, rubbing his eyes and taking in the sight before him, Tenhime doing the same. Before them stood Haru, his hitai-te strapped proudly to his forhead, grinning like he had just become hokage. "HARU!" they cried out, standing and grinning. "you passed!" "Iruka-sensei gave us this weird look that made us think you didnt!" "you didn't tell him to pull that on us did you?" "Yeah, if you did I'll beat you to a pulp!" They talked, one after another, as if they had rehearsed it. Haru only sweatdropped, as that had been his plan. "er...no...why would you think that?" he chuckled unconvincingly, but they didnt seem to care. "baka!"
They grinned and sat next to eachother, after Tenhime and Keru had a go punching haru in the shoulder gently, just as Iruka stood up, adressing the class as a whole, or, a whole minus the few that didn't pass. "Okay students, congratulations on becoming genin, and proving yourself as full ninja of the hidden leaf village!" a burst of cheers and whoops from teh students. "the road ahead of you is a hard one, littered with danger, but I know, after watching you all preform today, and during every test you've taken so far, that you are all more than ready of this title." haru couldnt help but burst out "wel if we're more than ready, why dont you promote us to chuunin?" there were a few chuckles around the room, along with a single "how troublesome..." from a dark-haired girl in the third row. Iruka himself chuckled at this even, grinning "well then, I'll expect to see you all here bright and early for school tomorrow, to meed your jounin senseis, and, of cource, say goodbye to all your senseis here at the acadamy." he forced a smile as he said that, tears in his eyes, close to leaking down his face if he wasnt careful. not a student in the class missed this and all smiled. as a final note, iruka spoke up. "class..."
so, what do you think? kind of corny beginning, tiny bits of pre-fluf in that one paragraph, but overall promising, no 3000 words...in 45 minutes! wow o.o just wait for the next chapter, it will be up by friday!