|The Wind Shadow of Fairy Tail
Author: HokagenoNaruto PM
A new world, new friends, new enemies, new powers and a chance at peace are all for his taking. Thrust into a new world after the battle with Pein, Naruto will take it by storm. Join his journey, the journey of the Wind Shadow. Fasten your seat belts, it's gonna be an even rougher ride from here on out.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 36,866 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 299 - Follows: 364 - Updated: 05-07-13 - Published: 01-17-13 - id: 8918560
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Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto. This story is for entertainment purposes only.
Naruto gazed up at the guild building for Fairy Tail as he stood in front of the gates. The building itself appeared to be three stories, and otherwise not very appealing to the eye at first glance. If it had not had the massive Fairy Tail sign at the front, most probably would have ignored it after a quick glance.
Dismissing himself of his thoughts, he reminded himself why he was here in the first place.
'Let's get this over and done with.' Naruto thought as he placed a hand on the doors to Fairy Tail, before pushing them open. As soon as he did, he came across a very peculiar scene. The guild members were scattered around the guild hall fighting one another and there was various objects flying around, from mugs to shoes to- 'What the hell?! Is that underwear?!'- And underwear.
The members appeared not to have noticed him as they continued to fight. Though it did seem they were having tons of fun, especially the pink haired boy near the middle of the hall. Naruto squinted his eyes to make sure that his eyes weren't betraying him. 'Is that Sakura's brother or something?'
He was so engrossed he was in looking at the pink haired boy and trying to figure out if he was a distant relative or Sakura or not, that he didn't notice a person walking up to him.
"Hi! How may I help you?" A voice called. Naruto almost jumped a few feet in the air and attacked whoever had snuck up on him. Instead he opted to simply turn his head to see who it was. Standing beside him was a silver haired girl wearing a red dress and giving him a cheerful smile.
Flashing her one of his foxy grins, he raised a hand in greeting. "Hi. I was wondering if I could…well join Fairy Tail?" Mentally he slapped himself. He had sounded so meek near the end. Not the best first impression. However, the girl either didn't notice or simply didn't care.
"Well, if you want to join you'll have to talk to the master. He isn't here right now, but he should be arriving very soon." The girl said. Naruto nodded his acceptance.
"Alright." Glancing towards the still fighting members, he grew a large sweat drop on his head. The pink haired from earlier was being swung around almost comically by a very large silver haired man. Idly he noted that his hair colour was similar to the girl in front of him. 'Probably siblings.' He thought.
"Is it fine to leave them like that?" He asked, his sweat drop only growing larger as he continued to watch. The girl however just smiled at his question as if her guild members were not fighting and beating the living daylights out of each other.
"It's fine. It happens all the time. The master will break them up soon." The girl paused. "I'm sorry! How rude of me. I still haven't introduced myself. My name is Mirajane." The girl finished as she extended a delicate hand.
"My name is Naruto. It's nice to meet you." Naruto said as he took her hand. Before Naruto could say more, a loud voice boomed out.
"STOP FIGHTING YOU IDIOTS!"
Naruto spun around to see the source of the voice and what he saw was something he was certainly NOT expecting. In front of him was a giant, black coloured humanoid form. Looking around he noticed the entire guild had frozen while looking at the giant figure. Naruto got into a vague fighting stance and tensed himself in case of a fight. He grimaced. He didn't really know these people, but if the giant attacked in this small space, it would bring the whole building down on top of them. Naruto was in for another surprise when the guild members, instead of being scared or getting ready for a fight, simply screamed out as one.
Apparently Sakura's sibling still hadn't noticed the lack of fighting or the guild members yelling. He was still standing with his back to the giant laughing maniacally. "HAHAHAHAHA-" That is until the giant literally stepped on him. Naruto fought back a wince.
'That has got to hurt.' Naruto was also thinking something along the lines of blowing up the giant with some exploding tags and making a break or it. However, a few things stopped him.
1. No one seemed concerned that a guild member might have died
2. They had cried 'Master' so he might be safe
3. The giant was now no longer a giant, and was in fact a roughly 3 foot tall old man wearing some of the most ridiculous outfits he had ever seen.
Naruto just stared, and stared some more. Then blinked. '...What the hell?' And that pretty much summed up his entire thought process.
"YOU FOOLS! WE HAVE A GUEST! AT LEAST STOP DESTROYING THE GUILD UNTIL WE SEE WHAT HE WANTS!" The guild master yelled out, before wheezing slightly.
Naruto only continued to sweat drop. 'He doesn't even care that they were fighting or his guild getting destroyed does he? Oh well, at least I can talk to the Master about joining now.'
As soon as the old man had finished his statement, he noticed all the eyes of the guild members were now on him. The old man walked up to him, and extended his hand.
"My name's Makarov Dreyar. I'm the guild master here at Fairy Tail. Is there anything you want?" The man, Makarov, introduced himself. Naruto shook himself mentally before taking the guild master's hand.
"My name is Naruto. I want to join your guild." Naruto said, hoping that any tests he would have to do would be easy.
"Ok." The old man said, smiling kindly. Naruto almost fell over in shock. Key word was almost. He was still a shinobi so he managed to keep him self upright. Staring at the man suspiciously, Naruto finally spoke.
"That's it? You'll just accept me like that? What about some hard ass written test that you have to do?" Naruto said, almost hysterically.
The guildmaster just looked at him before chuckling. The chuckle slowly became a full blown laugh that was joined by the rest of the Fairy Tail members. Naruto scowled. "What the hell is so funny old man?" Makarov and the rest of Fairy Tail just laughed harder. Makarov managed to control himself long enough to get in a few words between chuckles.
"I'm...Sorry. It's just that...Everyone thinks...You need to pass...some extremely...hard test to join...Fairy Tail." At this point, the guild master had stopped chuckling enough to complete full sentences. "That's why Fairy Tail doesn't get too many members all the time cause everyone is just too scared to ask."
Naruto just stared bewildered. 'What the hell? Aren't these people the least bit suspicious about where I came from or who the hell I am? No way it's this easy. There is a catch here somewhere.' As if reading his thoughts, or at least part of them, the old man said.
"No Naruto, there is no catch. I still need you to come with me to my office to finalize everything, but that's pretty much it."
At his words, Naruto snapped his head up. On one hand, he really didn't want to follow after this old man into a possible death trap. But on the other, it could be worth the risk. 'Might as well play it safe and get a Kawarimi ready in case.' He thought.
Outwardly, he acted surprised, which wasn't really that hard to do, before following the old man as he led the way to his office.
As soon as they got to his office, the old man shut the door and hopped onto his seat before gesturing for Naruto to take a seat as well. Naruto did so, albeit a bit stiffly. Makarov reached into his desk before pulling out a sheet of paper and a pen. "I'm going to do a small interview of you to find out what I need to put on your profile for future reference." Naruto merely nodded his consent.
Makarov smiled cheerfully. "First question. What is your full name and age?"
Naruto paused. 'I suppose I can give him my name without arising any suspicions.'
"My name is Uzumaki Naruto and I'm 16." Makarov paused a moment to note that down before asking him the next question.
"Alright, how do you prefer to fight? Meaning what kinds of magic do you use, what's your specialty, that kind of thing."
Naruto frowned mentally. 'Damn, now how should I answer this one. I read that all magic comes from The One Magic and that there is many kinds of magic. So I suppose saying that I use Wind Magic should seem legit. I guess I can add Clone Magic and Seal Magic to the list of names, but how should I explain my sage mode or Rasengan? I guess I can call them the same brand of magic and call it Natural Magic or something like that. I'm gonna say I mainly use my Wind Magic and I suppose I don't really have to mention my sage mode or Rasengan until later. Way later. Damn, I'm really hoping he buys this shit.'
Naruto pretended to think for a while before reviewing over his abilities. "I mainly use Wind Magic and Clone Magic to fight." He paused before considering the other part of the question. "I suppose I'm a heavy hitter, and most my technique's are pretty destructive. But against a lot of people, I just rely on hand to hand combat to fight most people. I also know some Seal Magic."
'At least now he won't wonder why I barely use magic until I manage to recreate some wind jutsu that don't freaking murder people on contact.' Naruto winced as he remembered what had happened to Kakuzu.
Makarov looked at him curiously. "That's a rather interesting skill set for a mage. Not many rely on hand to hand combat without using some form of magic to aid them, and Clone Magic is definitely a first. Wind Magic is fairly common, being an elemental magic." Makarov paused before continuing. "I think I might need a demonstration to see better if that is fine with you. I have enough to name you a guild member, but I want to see you fight for a better understanding. After that, we can finish your profile some other time."
'Oh shit, now what do I do. Depending on who he has me fight, I might have to go farther and reveal more than I said to him. I hope Taijutsu, Kawarimi, and a couple clones here and there will be enough to deal with it...' Naruto panicked/thought/mused in his mind.
"Ah I guess I can. I don't really have any problem with it." Naruto said, smiling slightly. Makarov beamed at his acceptance and gave a grin of his own.
"Sure, just follow me and I'll have you fight a member to see what you can do." With that, Makarov got up and headed towards the door. Naruto did so to after a moment of hesitation, praying that he didn't do anything to suspicious.
As soon as they were outside of Makarov's office, the old guildmaster proclaimed to the guild.
"ALRIGHT EVERYONE, LISTEN UP!" Continuing in a softer tone once he had their attention, he said. "We have a new guild member, but I need someone to fight him to see what he's got. Who's volunteering?"
No sooner had the words left his mouth, or before anyone else in the guild could raise their voice, a voice bellowed out.
"NEW GUY! I'LL FIGHT YOU!"
And of course the source of the loud voice was the pink haired boy from before. Naruto stared at him, judging his strength. 'He reminds me a lot of myself when I just became genin, so it's possible that he is one of the weaker members in the guild. If he is the guy I'm facing, I should be fine for the most part. I'll still be careful in case.'
Makarov shook his head at the pink haired boy. "Natsu, you can't just fight everyone you see you know. But I'll let you this once."
'So Natsu is his name, huh?' Naruto mused. The boy, however simply cheered in victory.
"YEAH! LET'S GO!"
Makarov spoke up again. "Let's take this outside." With that, the guild members got up and headed outside, though some were grumbling at Natsu taking away their chance to fight the newbie.
Once outside, the guild formed a circle, with the 2 boys in the middle. "Alright boys, I'll be the ref for this match. Remember no lasting injuries, maiming or killing. Otherwise, everything goes." Makarov explained to them before stepping back himself. Pausing a second to let the tension build up, he cried out.
As soon as he said that, Naruto jumped back to put some distance between himself and Natsu. 'If he's like I was when I was a kid, then he's definitely a brawler and gets up close for his fights. I'll keep some distance between us and wear him out. Best if I make the guild think I'm nothing special so people don't pay too much attention to me.' Unfortunately for Naruto, this fight would certainly attract quite a bit of attention from his guild members, even if he was trying not to show of so much.
Naruto was so engrossed in his thoughts that he almost didn't see the pink haired boy flying at him with an arm pulled back. Almost. But he did notice in time and deflected the boys arm to the side with his palm. His movement was almost instantaneous and was barely seen by the on looking guild members.
'Fast.' They all thought.
Naruto on the other hand was slapping mentally for not noticing the boy until the last second. 'Idiot, get your head in the game!' Focusing on the fight now, he continued his movement, causing the boy to spin around, leaving his back exposed. Not letting go of his arm, Naruto also spun himself so they were back to back and flipped the younger boy over his shoulder and personally acquainted the boy with the ground. Smirking at the thought, he jumped back once again, preparing himself for the boys next attack, assuming he wasn't knocked unconscious. As if proving him wrong, Natsu picked himself up of the ground before brushing his nose with a finger. In fact, he barely seemed hurt and more excited than anything.
"I'm all fired up." Natsu said before punching his fists, igniting them. Naruto looked at the technique. 'So this is Magic huh? I wonder how strong it is...' He mused to himself. He forced himself out of his thoughts as the boy once charged forward at a surprising speed, much much faster than the speed he had displayed before. "OH SHIT!" Naruto yelled as he barely managed to avoid the attack. In response, the boy merely threw out his free arm to get him. Naruto grinned at the attempt. "To easy." As he moved himself but a centimetre beside the boys outstretched arm. His cocky attitude however was his downfall as he didn't notice a small spike in Natsu's magic.
"Fire Dragon's Wing Attack!" Natsu roared as he fire en-coating his hand burst out and sent Naruto flying into a tree. The watching members winced as the tree crashed on top of the downed boy.
Naruto was slowly picking himself up. 'Ow. That was a pretty strong hit. Better be more careful now.' He wiped his lip before smirking. "Let's go wild." With that, Naruto disappeared from view.
Natsu was frantically looking around him, trying to find his opponent. "What the? Where'd he go?" Before he could say more, he was launched back. Naruto appeared once again, his leg still extended from his kick. Before Natsu himself was fully aware of what happened, Naruto had once again disappeared. A second after he did, Natsu was launched back towards the centre of the ring, where Naruto was waiting for him. Timing it perfectly, he kicked Natsu up into the air. Crouching down, he shot up after him. However, Natsu was not out of the game just yet. Straightening himself so he was facing Naruto again, he sucked in a deep breath, just as Naruto appeared to kick him back down to earth.
"Fire Dragon's...Roar!" Natsu bellowed out a blazing stream of fire that slammed into Naruto, sending him high into the sky. 'DAMMIT! THAT FREAKING HURT! The drop's gonna hurt even more.' He thought as he began bracing his legs for impact. However, Natsu was not done his barrage just yet. Still in midair, he propelled himself upwards using his fire as rockets, and got above Naruto.
"Fire Dragon's Iron Fist!" He yelled out as he sent Naruto plummeting towards the ground at a rapid pace. Naruto crashed head first into the ground, creating a loud 'BOOM' and causing dust to fly up everywhere, blocking him from view. Natsu didn't fair much better as he to crashed to the ground, though not as violently as Naruto.
The watching guild members were worried and two thoughts were running through their minds. The first was, 'That fight was FREAKING amazing' and second, 'Oh shit, I think the new guy is dead.'
Natsu appeared to not have noticed and merely laughed unsteadily. "Haha...I..wo-" Before Natsu could complete his sentence, Naruto appeared behind him.
"Sorry Natsu, but not today." He said before giving him a swift chop to the neck, knocking him out. Flashing a victory sign at the onlookers, he gave them a huge grin before addressing Makarov.
"Well, old man. Do I win or what?"
Well here's chapter 2. I would've gone more, but I thought that this would be a good place to stop. Anyway, thank you to everyone who reviewed. They were all mostly positive, and overall much better than before, so thanks. I'm just gonna quickly address some questions/ comments/ suggestions real quick now.
Lightningblade49: Yeah, Naruto will be learning the more common ninja techniques that he doesn't already know, like Shunshin. He is going to replicate the wind techniques that he's seen so far, like Pressure Damage and Cutting Whirlwind and all that. I was actually already planning for him to learn how to use a sword, but thanks for suggesting anyway. And I will have Naruto base some moves off of other techniques that he sees being used, except he will make them wind versions of course.
Guest (Jmw): I unfortunately don't really see Naruto being paired up with Levy simply due to vastly different personalities. I'm planning for this to be a NarutoxMirajane actually, but I'm still not completely sure. Naruto will NOT be learning magic. I already decided to keep a chakra using Naruto, though he will tell everyone that it is magic. I can have him create his own new brand of ninjutsu techniques- tell me what you think of that. I might put up a poll for that actually. And as for sister figure, I was thinking on using Erza, but Lisanna might actually work out better. Anyway, thanks for your review, and sorry if not all of your things were considered.
As for everyone else, once again thank you very much for reviewing, and I hope you all enjoyed this chapter.