Today we're making a Naruto: RWBY fanfic. And no, the Naruto and the RWBY characters aren't declaring war against each other. That would be messy. They're actually going to be working together. It's going to be awesome! I hope.
Chapter 1: Getting Schooled
Naruto was feeling rather excited. Today was the day that he was going to pass the ninja exams once and for all. He was going to be so proud of himself.
But before he did that, he was going to have to wait in line with a bunch of other wannabe ninjas that were hoping to pass their exams.
"Aww..." said Naruto.
In his class were several students that he happened to be friends with. One of them was Ruby Rose.
She passed with flying colors.
"You, lady, are a prodigy!" exclaimed the teacher.
"I know!" nodded Ruby. How exactly was she so skilled?
Oh wait, that's right. Maybe it was her mother. Her dear sweet late mother.
Next up was her sister Yang.
"Show me what you've got." said the instructor.
Yang nodded and gave off an impressive display of her semblance.
"You pass." said the teacher.
"Yes!" exclaimed Yang.
After waiting for what felt like an hour (or maybe two), Naruto's turn was up.
"You can do it!" cheered Ruby.
Naruto was glad that someone was cheering him on. All the other students seemed to think that he would fail.
His test was to create a shadow clone of himself.
"Alright, here I go!" exclaimed Naruto.
Unfortunately, when he attempted to do so, it was only a cheap transformation.
"What? Aww..." said the wannabe ninja.
"You fail! Next time do your homework!" ordered the jonin teacher.
"Darn it!" exclaimed Ruby. She was hoping that Naruto would pass for sure.
Why was she rooting for him, you ask? Well, she thought he was cute.
Naruto grumbled as he left the classroom. How many times was he going to fail?
On the other hand, he heard that someone by the name of Jaune wasn't doing well in school either. Maybe he needed to study a bit more.
That is not to say that there were students that weren't doing well however. Pyrrha was passing her tests with flying colors.
So, it surprised nobody when she managed to pass.
Likewise, Neji and Cardin passed with flying colors...only in their cases they chose to rub it in the other students' faces...even though most of them had passed as well.
Since he had failed once again, Naruto decided to go get some ramen. That ought to cheer him up.
They sure made some delicious ramen these days.
However, as he left the school, someone approached him.
"Psst! Naruto!" exclaimed a familiar voice.
"Can I help you?" asked Naruto.
"I know how you can become a genin!" shouted a ninja.
"Mizuki, is that you? You don't seem too popular around the ninja academy..." remarked Naruto.
"What have they been saying behind my back?" asked Mizuki.
"They're saying that you have an unquenchable thirst for power...and that you like tormenting small animals..." answered the genin.
Now that he thought of it, should he really be trusting Mizuki?
"Where did all those crazy rumors start?" asked Mizuki.
"Beats me." answered Naruto.
"Well, they're false! Anyways, I want you to bring me a shadow scroll...bring it to me, and you'll be a genin, no questions asked." answered Mizuki.
"Alright! I accept!" exclaimed the genin.
Mizuki handed Naruto a map of where the scroll was being held.
"Thanks!" answered the boy.
Now that he knew where the scroll was, he would be able to sneak in and grab the scroll.
However, he wondered if he should try reading the scroll himself.
Meanwhile back at the Ninja Academy...
"Jaune Arc, you fail!" exclaimed the teacher.
"Awww..." said Jaune.
Hinata frowned. She was rooting for him. She had passed...but barely. At least hopefully now her father would show her some respect. Unfortunately, she doubted that she was going to become his heir.
Well, it looked like Jaune Arc was going to have to try again next year.
Frustrated, Jaune Arc decided to go to a dust shop so he could relax. Maybe there was a magazine that he could enjoy.
Unfortunately for him, there was a robber on the loose. He had been plotting this robbery for a while.
Leading them was notorious criminal Roman Torchwick.
"Let's do this..." said Roman Torchwick.
On the way to the hidden temple, Naruto decided that he was going to doodle on the Hokage Monument. It was so much fun.
And yet for some strange reason, he felt guilty when he doodled on the Fourth Hokage's face. He didn't know why.
Oh well. Maybe he would simply skip that one.
Now that he was done, it was time to break into the hidden temple.
Only problem was, how was he going to get inside? It was likely to be heavily guarded.
Oh wait, it seemed that the guards were on lunch break at the moment.
It looked like today was his lucky day.
Carefully tiptoeing, Naruto made his way towards the scroll.
There was a label on it saying "PLEASE DO NOT STEAL".
Naruto pulled out a marker and crossed out DO NOT.
"Hee hee hee hee!" thought Naruto.
Immediately, he took the scroll and left the temple.
However, as he did so, he sounded the alarm.
"Dang it! I'm going to get busted!" exclaimed Naruto.
Fortunately, nobody showed up.
"Oh wait, that's right. The guards were on lunch break!" shouted the wannabe ninja.
It looked like today was his lucky day.
Immediately, he took the scroll and leapt out of the temple.
Now that he had the scroll, all he had to do was wait for Mizuki to show up so he could graduate.
Little did he knew that he was being used.
However, curiosity was starting to set in.
"Hmm...should I read this or shouldn't I? It is kind of...forbidden." noted Naruto.
On the other hand, he hasn't been known to follow rules. He proved that when he TPed the Third Hokage's house.
"Oh, what the heck! I'll just read a little bit of it..." said the genin.
And so, he decided to break the rules further...but just a tad.
"These magazines are really awesome..." noted Jaune. No wonder the shopkeeper was selling them.
Suddenly, someone burst down the door.
The shopkeeper gasped in shock.
"Alright, this is a robbery. Nobody move!" exclaimed Roman Torchwick.
Jaune's eyes widened in surprise. It was just his luck, wasn't it. He decided to step into a dust store and someone was trying to steal it.
It looked like he was going to have to make a getaway.
Now, he could either carefully sneak his way out of the building so that he wouldn't get spotted...or he could panic and run out of the building screaming.
He chose the latter.
"AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!" exclaimed Jaune.
Frantically, Jaune ran away screaming.
"Hey, where do you think you're-"
Jaune crashed into one of the hired thugs, knocking him out cold.
"Crap! He took out Frankie!" exclaimed another one of the mobsters.
"Get him!" screamed yet another mobster.
Immediately, the mobsters proceeded to attack Jaune, who frantically attempted to defend himself with his shield.
Fortunately, he managed to stab another one of the thugs with his sword.
"Ow! Why you..." said the mobster.
Unfortunately for another two of the thugs, Jaune knocked a shelf full of dust on top of them, which knocked them out cold.
"Damn it! This robbery is not going well at all..." answered Roman Torchwick. And to think that this ninja hadn't even graduated from the academy.
Maybe he should enter the fray.
He decided to take a shot from his cane at Jaune while he was occupied dealing with the last two thugs.
However, Jaune moved out of the way at the last second...and he ended up knocking them down.
Frustrated, he stamped his foot in the ground.
"Do I have to deal with you by myself?" asked Roman.
Suddenly, they heard footsteps.
Roman sighed. It looked like someone was coming to arrest him.
"Fine, you win! But this won't be the last you'll see of me! I've got plenty more dust to steal!" exclaimed Roman.
Roman Torchwick climbed to the roof, where a cruiser was waiting.
"He's a slippery fellow, isn't he?" noted Jaune.
For some strange reason, it seemed like there was a lady on the cruiser, but he couldn't quite tell who.
Roman Torchwick grabbed onto a ladder and made a clean getaway.
"Well, it looks like he's not going to be arrested tonight. But at least I'm safe..." noted Jaune.
Suddenly, a familiar ninja appeared.
"Did you just thwart that dust robbery?" questioned Ebisu.
"To be honest, I was just trying to leave so that I could warn the other ninja...I don't know what happened..." answered the warrior.
"Congratulations! You pass!" exclaimed the jonin.
"What?!" shouted Jaune.
"Consider yourself a ninja genin...well, if you manage to pass the jonin test, of course. That always seems to block some people from becoming genin..." noted Ebisu.
Fortunately, he knew someone who wasn't a sink or swim mentor...she would be a good mentor for him.
Of course, she was interested in making a scouting team, so perhaps Jaune wouldn't be on the front lines. He would probably appreciate that.
"What do you mean the scroll has been stolen?" asked Iruka.
"I knew we were in trouble the moment the guards decided to take a day off..." remarked the Third Hokage.
For some strange reason, the Third Hokage had decided to resume his position even after he retired. This was because the Fourth Hokage was deceased. He thought he should sacrifice himself along with his wife in order to save the Leaf Village.
Well, it looked like he was going to have to retire some other time. Maybe he could find a Fifth Hokage. The only problem was...who should he choose?
Of course, there was a boy who would LOVE to be Hokage...but he wasn't ready for that yet. That boy happened to be his grandson.
"Who could have done this?" inquired the ninja.
"Well, they did leave some ramen at the crime scene..." noted Hiruzen.
"Ramen? Wait a minute..." answered Iruka.
All of a sudden, he knew who the culprit was.
He immediately went to search for him.
As it turned out, he was sitting on a chair, waiting for Mizuki to show up.
"When is he going to show up?" asked Naruto.
He said that he wouldn't be long.
At that very moment, Iruka showed up.
"Hi, Iruka-sensei!" exclaimed Naruto.
"You're in a lot of trouble, young man." answered Iruka.
"Huh? All I did was steal a piece of paper..." questioned the boy.
"That's no piece of paper, Naruto! That's a forbidden scroll! You need to return it immediately!" ordered the chunin.
"But Mizuki said that if I gave it to him, I'd get to be a ninja! I'm just dying to be one after all my failures at the ninja academy..." remarked Naruto.
"Mizuki told you about the scroll? Wait a minute..." stated Iruka.
"It's too late!" exclaimed Mizuki.
"What?!" shouted Iruka.
Mizuki picked up a shuriken and stabbed Iruka in the leg.
"Gah!" screamed the unfortunate chunin.
"Alright then, Naruto. Give me the scroll and nobody has to get hurt..." said Mizuki.
"But someone already got hurt! It was Iruka!" exclaimed Naruto.
Mizuki sighed. Naruto did have a point.
"Alright, Naruto. Give me the scroll and nobody else has to get hurt..." answered the chunin.
"But I want to keep reading it!" exclaimed Naruto.
"Give it to me!" shouted Mizuki.
"But I want people to respect me!" shouted the blonde.
"People are never going to respect you! And you know why? Because you're the nine-tails jinchuriki!" exclaimed the chunin.
"No, Mizuki, no! We're supposed to keep that under wraps...of course, we were supposed to keep the forbidden scroll under wraps too but we did a terrible job in the end..." noted Iruka.
"The nine-tails what?!" shouted Naruto.
"Have you ever wondered why people have always hated you? It's because you have a monster living inside you...the same monster that destroyed our village!" exclaimed Mizuki.
"Aw man..." shouted the ninja. He was the most unfortunate ninja ever. First he doesn't get to know his own parents, and now he learns that they sealed inside a monster that if released, would be the end of the world as they knew it.
Well, maybe not the world. But definitely the end of the Leaf Village. And to think that the Uchiha Clan was already wiped out. What happened to them?
"Now then, give me the scroll and you can go h-"
Suddenly, Naruto summoned a bunch of clones.
"Huh?" asked Mizuki.
"I managed to learn how to make shadow clones? Nifty, huh!" exclaimed Naruto.
Immediately, Naruto put the scroll away in his backpack and began to run along with his clones.
Mizuki sighed. How was he going to get the scroll when there were so many clones running in different directions? He couldn't tell which one had the scroll at all.
This was going to take forever.
Still, if he could learn all the forbidden techniques inside the scroll, it would be totally worth it.
So, he decided to chase the ninjas.
"Naruto, please don't die..." thought Iruka. Who would have thought that Mizuki was a psychopath?
Oh wait, that was right. He was burning ants with a magnifying glass last week.
Well, he was a horrible judge of character.
As Naruto attempted to avoid being caught by Mizuki (who hadn't listened to his mother growing up), he suddenly remembered what Mizuki had taught him.
Was it true? Was there really a nine-tailed fox living inside him? Was it some sort of twisted abomination?
That would explain why people were treating him so bad.
"Oh god...I'm a monster!" exclaimed Naruto.
Naruto started to cry.
At that very moment, Ruby showed up.
"Nothing like a good nighttime jog..." remarked Ruby.
Suddenly, he noticed Naruto crying in a corner.
"Hey, what's the matter?" asked the huntress.
"I'm a monster!" exclaimed Naruto.
"No, you're not. You're a human being!" exclaimed Ruby.
"But I am! I've got a nine-tailed fox living inside me!" bellowed the ninja.
"You've got a nine-tailed fox living inside you?" asked the girl.
"Uh-huh! I'm an outrage against nature!" exclaimed Naruto.
"No you're not!" answered Ruby.
Naruto stopped crying. At least someone didn't hate him for being a jinchuuriki.
At that very moment, Mizuki showed up.
"There you are! Do you know how hard it was to single you out from all your clones? I had a bunch of smoke explode in my face!" exclaimed Mizuki.
Mizuki let out a cough.
"No matter. I've finally found you...and I'm going to take that scroll even if I have to slit your throat for it!" bellowed the chunin.
"Leave him alone!" ordered Ruby.
"Why are you defending him? He's a freaking monster!" exclaimed Mizuki.
"No he's not! He's just got a monster sealed inside him, that's all! That's no reason to treat him differently!" shouted the kunoichi.
Naruto was surprised at what Ruby was saying. Perhaps not everyone hated him at all.
"Fine! If you're going to defend him, I'll just have to kill you too!" shouted Mizuki.
Immediately, Mizuki charged towards the two.
But unfortunately for Mizuki, Ruby brought her scythe with her.
She proceeded to start attacking Mizuki with her scythe. And unfortunately for him, she was pretty fast.
"Aaugh!" exclaimed Mizuki.
Deciding to join in, Naruto decided to create some more clones. Fortunately, he still had some chakra left.
They proceeded to start pummeling Mizuki with their fists.
Within a few minutes, Mizuki was KOed.
"We sure gave him a beating, didn't we?" questioned Naruto.
"Yeah, we sure did. That's going to hurt in the morning, and in the morning after that...anyways, thanks for helping me out...but which one is the real you?" inquired Ruby.
Naruto waved and his clones disappeared.
"There we go..." said Ruby.
Naruto was shocked to learn the truth that he was a jinchuriki and that he had a monster living inside him...
...but since someone was willing to provide him support, perhaps his life wouldn't be so bad after all.
Maybe he didn't need to pull pranks anymore...
...well, things were finally looking up for him.
Hooray! Naruto's finally made a friend! Well, he already had a friend in Iruka and Hinata in canon...anyways, you can probably guess what's going to be in the next chapter.
And yes, Naruto and Ruby will be on the same team. I feel like shipping the two together. However, I'm not going to spoil whose going to be on which team just yet.
See you later!