|Konoha's dragon rider
Author: Dar1us PM
Naruto Finds a dragon egg and becomes a dragon rider. His life in konoha drastically improves with new friends and a better existance free from kyuubi, or is he. Danger and Friendship abound. Naruto with a few elements from Eragon.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Naruto U. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 18,002 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 05-27-09 - Published: 10-12-08 - id: 4590596
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Darius here, Hopefully i'll be able to carry on posting as i am writing exams, But i will try, it is a welcome break and if anything it helps with my english.
Chapter 11: Plans for the future and revelations
"Absolutely not, Seto that is outrageous." Sarutobi raged. Seto had attempted to convince Sarutobi to allow his plans to go through. "Why not, it is in the best interest of the team!" Seto countered.
"Have you thought about how this could affect their growth not as shinobi but as humans?" Sarutobi was livid. "Of course I have but you've seen how the villagers treat him. Do you think that is conducive to a happy growth? My way will help him have a much better childhood and anyway it would only be for 6 years maximum."
Jiraiya sighed, this argument was going nowhere. Sarutobi had let them sleep for a few hours before he woke them up at four to discuss the children's future. Jiraiya guessed he should add his two cents but it was just soo much work. However he reasoned, 'If I stop this argument then maybe I'll get to spy on that tour group that just arrived. That settles it!"
"Enough, both of you! Lets just lay the cards on the table." The two turned towards the white-haired man, "Seto has proposed that he take the boy's away from Konoha so that he can train them his own way, the upside is that this will be extremely good for their shinobi growth. On the downside they won't get to spend time with the future ninja's of their own age." Jiraiya had brought up very good points however it was really hard for the two other men to take him seriously, what with a bleeding nose and all.
"I propose a compromise." Jiraiya wiped his nose and giggled. "I say the boy's do leave the village proper but merely relocate to a nearby town. There they will learn as usual from there sensei. Have members from there families stop by so that they can also learn there family styles, as that is an important thing for the Aburame and Inuzuka. I will stop by to teach Naruto some of his father's techniques once he is ready. Once they are old enough they return and take the genin exams. If they pass we can send them on a series of co-op missions with the other teams so that they can build up comradeship with their other teams."
The two arguing men took in Jiraiya's proposal and could not find any problems. "But where would we send them?" Sarutobi questioned. "I also have an answer to that. I own some land outside Tanzanika. There is some structure but it would be quite dilapidated. If you are willing to do some fixing up it's yours." Seto smiled at their fortune, "Thanks Jiraiya that would be good, fixing it up will be good work for the boys. But what about cash?"
Sarutobi sighed, ever since Kyuubi's attack Konoha had most of its funds go to repairing and strengthening Konoha. "From the Village I can give you a stipend and there is also your mission pay." Seto sighed, "I don't think we have enough money to fix up a property."
Jiraiya sighed, 'It's for my god child's future', "Alright, seeing as it is my property, I will pay for the repairs but then I'll expect rent which will go into an account for Naruto, he is my God son and I need to provide for him." The plans seemed to come together. They spent the next hour thrashing out the details of the plan.
"I will go to wake the boy's." Seto stated and left. Sarutobi turned to Jiraiya, "I'm glad you are taking a larger part in the boy's future. Can I ask that you join them for a while just to help fix up the place and also to make sure naruto's growth is on par. From what Seto has told me naruto seems to have larger than normal chakra reserves even without the Kyuubi, and has then also had those reserves further increased due to the Dragons influence. It seems the dragon's partnership increases Naruto's natural capabilities in terms of senses and Chakra. He also has rather good chakra control for his age"
Jiraiya's eyebrows rose at this statement, "Of course I'll join them for a while, I think we can aid naruto into becoming a Ninjutsu specialist. He has all the necessary traits and then some."
The boys and Seto trooped in interrupting the old men's talk. "Good morning boy's lets go have something to eat and then we can go talk in the hot springs." The boy's still half asleep, just nodded at sarutobi's words and followed their sensei.
"Ok, guys I have an announcement to make!" Seto happily exclaimed. The boy's finally snapped out of their sleep. Announcements of late had been good things. "Guy's, The Hokage has agreed to let me take you on an extended training journey. We are going to go live in a place in Tanzanika which is one of the closest towns to Konoha."
At this statement each boy had a different reaction. Naruto was excited, so excited in fact he pulsed. Kiba seemed a little downcast and shin sat in a contemplative stance. "Ne, sensei. When am I going to get to see my family again?" Kiba Nervously asked.
"Ah, don't worry about that Kiba you'll see a family member for one month every 4 months starting a month from now. As you'll need family training and we'll all learn from each others family seeing as we all have partners."
"I don't understand." Naruto asked. It wasn't that he didn't understand it was more that he didn't have family so was trying to disguise his main question." Seto Thought about Naruto's strange question he could see Naruto understood. He decided to explain anyway, "One month Kiba's mom will come then the next month Shino's Dad will come and the next month …"
"I'll come", Piped up Jiraiya, "Naruto I don't know if you know, but I'm your God Father." Five Heads turned to the White-haired pervert in Shock. "Who are you and don't make such outrageous claims as to be my God Father, Freaking Pervert."
Jiraiya's face turned to shock, "I AM THE MIGHTY AND GALLANT, BEAUTIFUL AND SKILLFUL, WOER OF WOMAN ALL ROUND THE WORLD… YOUR GOD FATHER… JIRAIYA OF THE SENNIN!" Jiraiya proudly exclaimed. "Who?" Naruto once again said.
"Naruto, Jiraiya was the fourth Hokage's sensei he is also one of the strongest ninja in all of Konoha. Yes he is your godfather." Sarutobi sighed; he'd been meaning to keep this from Naruto for a while longer as he knew where it would lead. "If you are my God Father then you know who my parents were. Tell me who my parents were?"
Jiraiya looked over at Sarutobi; the third sadly shook his head. Jiraiya was torn, 'HE has every right to know, but I understand that it would be dangerous for him to know.'
Jiraiya took one more look at Sarutobi before picking naruto up and running off. Sarutobi merely sighed, he knew this would happen, 'I just hope Naruto is smart enough to realize that he can't tell everyone'
In a nearby clearing
"Alright naruto I am going to tell you who your parents were but you have to promise me you won't tell people. It's for your own safety that I ask this of you but I'm telling you because every child deserves to know who their parents are." Naruto nodded, "I think I understand."
"Jiraiya went down on his haunches, still towering over his god son. "Your parents were Uzumaki Kushina, a ninja from the village of the Whirlpool; she died in the attack as far as I know. Your father was Namikaze Minato, the fourth Hokage."
Naruto just stopped. Jiraiya thought the child had died or frozen. "I think I understand why I wasn't told. I would have been angry that he had sealed that monster and then left me. I know he died but why?" Naruto sunk to the floor.
Jiraiya sadly shook his head; he would have expected the child to be jumping at such news and here was naruto taking it surprisingly hard, "It was the only way to seal the Kyuubi, by giving up his life.
Naruto looked up in anger, "Why didn't someone else sacrifice why did it have to be my dad, Why didn't you or someone else take his place, wasn't he a strong ninja. Isn't it better to sacrifice a weak ninja and not the leader? I don't get it, why was I left behind." And with that the boy broke down and this cracked the extremely hard exterior Jiraiya had put up since the defection of his teammate and the unfair sacrifice of his student.
"Kid I know it is sometimes hard to believe but sometimes sacrifices have to be made, I have been forced to make sacrifices before." Jiraiya tried to console the child unsuccessfully. "So what if sacrifices have to be made it's not always the person who sacrifices that gets hurt the most. You don't know what it's been like. I do I lived 6 years without someone to love me. 6years of being ignored or worse looked at with angry eyes. I've even been hit sometimes. Can you really imagine how it was to grow up for 6 years alone? What do you know about being left behind? Huh?"
Little did Naruto know but he had struck a very sensitive wound Jiraiya carried. "Oh, I know alright naruto, my teammate and friend left Konoha and me behind. I was your father's sensei; think about it from my point of view. You did not know your father. I practically raised the kid. I was not just his sensei but I was also his father figure seeing as your father was an orphan like you. I raised him and he left. He sacrificed himself leaving behind an old man with no one. My other teammate also left. I was alone, but now I got you. I know these last 6 years were bad but I'm here now and I will help fix my mistakes. I'll be there for you when you need me and now you also have your teammates and sensei. We are your family now and so is Sora." At his words Sora finally caught up and crawled into naruto's arms
"You are right, I have family now, I don't ever think I'll understand why my dad sacrificed himself but I won't hate him. However I will bypass him and be stronger. I will do what he did and I'll do it better. I will become hokage. I will become Hokage to protect the village and I'll become hokage to carry on my father's legacy." Naruto exclaimed going from strength to strength, wiping away his tears and hugging Sora. "I want to become strong enough to protect you, Sensei, my friends, everyone and Sora! Don't worry I won't tell people who my parents are; I need to become strong in my own way. I don't want people treating me different because of dad or mom."
Jiraiya smiled, he once again had a true purpose for existing. He would guide his godson on his way to achieving his dreams, "Naruto, I promise I'll help you achieve your dreams. Now let's go back.
They walked back and Sora followed, they did not notice but Sora was glowing a soft forest green and as she stopped she seemed to grow a little, not in size but rather in presence almost as if she had a goal she was determined to achieve and that she did. Sora was determined to help Naruto in his goals as Naruto's goals were her goals.
Back with the others
"No, guys stay, this is between Naruto and Jiraiya!" Seto shouted as he attempted to hold the boy's back, from chasing Jiraiya and Naruto. Akamaru's ears perked up as he heard the return of Naruto and Jiraiya. The door burst open and there stood Gallant Jiraiya and a determined Naruto, Naruto stood still and released a chakra pulse of greater distance then he had ever before achieved. Kiba ran towards Jiraiya intent on taking out the kidnapper, He was interrupted by a tackle to the midriff from naruto, "It ok Kiba he is cool, he's gonna help me become the greatest Hokage ever." The two boys's then started ruff housing; they soon engulfed Shino as well. As they ran around, the adults shared a few Glances wherein Jiraiya let it be known that naruto knew of his parents and was also going to keep it quiet, all silently without the Kids noticing. Sora and Akamaru soon joined the fray, leaving the bewildered adults gawking.
An hour later
"Ok Kids, I need to go, unlike all you young Whipper Snappers I have a village to run, the council will probably have my head for all this, but as long as it improves your futures I'm okay with it. I will expect letters every week or so." With that said the old man was tightly hugged by the children, 'I probably won't see you boy's again for a few years, I was lucky I managed such a long stint out of the village. You boy's must carry the will of fire!' Sarutobi thought as he walked away.
Those left behind turned to Jiraiya who struck out towards the direction their new place of residence was. The Group walked off beginning the journey to a new future. The Middle boy, who had Blond hair, Stopped and released a pulse.
Hey guys. What did you think? Please review. I really hope this chapter was good as I was a bit unhappy with the previous one. Sorry for the wait as well but this was a tough one to write.
Read and review, any ideas will be taken into consideration.
Poll: Naruto will definitely be a Ninjutsu specialist but what should be his secondary skill
(Naruto will be by no means Godlike with this skill but will be proficient)
1) Taijutsu-Hand to Hand
2) Kenjutsu- Sword skills
3) Other form of weapon- Halberd or anything you suggest
5) Sealing Jutsu
Should I add Jutsu descriptions at bottom as I am planning a few New Jutsu's?