Kitsune In Remnent
So here's another story for my marvellous fans...if there are any. I know I probably shouldn't be working on this considering I've got college to do and two other stories to write, but I'm kinda stupid like that so here it is. A forewarning there is another idea clattering round in my head, so if another story pops up out of the blue, that's why. It won't be any time soon so who cares right now?
Anyway so here it is...
I don't own Naruto or RWBY
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Naruto sighed and stretched when he entered his apparent late at night. He had just got back from a mission with his squad when he was requested for another immediately after. Thankfully the mission itself wasn't for another week but there were a lot of briefings to sit through to get the full picture.
Switching on the light to the main room he moved to the kitchenette and set the mission scroll on the table and put some water in his kettle before setting it to boil. As he waited he walked down the hall to the bathroom and started the shower, he hadn't had one in a week so he probably stunk to high and hell.
He looked in the mirror and at the fox shaped mask that stared blankly back at him. It had been a rough 5 years. When he was 15 and 2 years into his training trip, where Jiraiya had actually decided to train him seriously to his surprise, he had half expected him to be second choice with both his 'research' and the spy network. But Jiraiya had but put his research on temporary hold to train him as he wanted, and deserved to be trained. He was easily Jonin by that time with experience under his belt, no thanks to a rather large amount of missing nin and bandits, plus getting his ass handed to him by Jiraiya also serves to get him good experience as he soon found out.
However that all changed when they were recalled to answer a call to arms from Konoha.
According to Jiraiya's spy network some unknown people had been spotted landing along the coast of Fire Country, and Water Country and even some in Spring, and other minor counties. They had attacked a few local villages and were making incursions into their respective countries without restraint, apparently uncaring of the damage they caused in their wake. After a report came back from a few skirmishes, they had weapons that no one had ever seen before, big chunks of metal that spat fire and lightening. They were later told that these were called guns and that Spring had a few they were experimenting with but nothing like these people had. They were cumbersome and shot only a single bullet before taking nearly 15 seconds to reload, a life time in a shinobi's opinion, besides most ninja could run faster than the bullet travelled.
Once they returned, after a quick hello to his friends, a demonstration and a test, he was accepted into ANBU under the code-name Kitsune, the mask specifically requested by him. Seeing as the last holder of the mask was dead and no other wanted it after the events 15 years ago they had no reason to deny him so they accepted his request.
The conflict between the two sides lasted 3 months. The outsiders had technology and the element of surprise on their side, but they were in unfamiliar territory fighting an unfamiliar foe. It didn't help that most of their forces couldn't run faster than the average civilian so they were completely outclassed by the shinobi in pretty much every aspect.
When the fighting was said and done for, the few survivors that remained had either surrendered or gone back overseas. Once this was confirmed, both Fire and Water Country called for a summit between the 5 kage's expect this time every single leader in the Elemental Nations was called to attend. Against all odds, Kiri and Konoha united everyone against a common enemy, for the first time in their history the EN was one nation. After a few more meetings it was eventually decided that these people from Remnant, as they later found out, would return with more men.
After much deliberation, a full refit and reorganisation of their armed forces were in order. The Ashigaru were to be the foot soldiers, the back bone of their army. The R&D departments in the EN had collectively reverse engineered the captured weapons of the invaders and made it their own. Along with the scientific brilliance of Spring they had managed to improve their firearms decades ahead of their time. Chakra armour was also improved and along with the guns, they were put into mass production. With the combined industrial might of the EN, they managed to fill the quota quicker than estimates predicted. The Samurai became the Special Forces as it were. Their already skilled swordsmen filled the role well, most being able to go toe to toe with a shinobi. Said people were pushed to the back, becoming the black ops they embraced the shadows from whence they came. Shinobi, unlike the Ashigaru and select Samurai, stuck to tradition and avoided the use of firearms. The once leisurely academies that taught history and math more than ninja skills was scrapped and replaced with real schools that taught you how to kill. The villages themselves became their namesake and were wiped from all maps, made to become a guerrilla force should all else fail. Requesting a mission was done through a third man, and to actually go to village itself you needed and shinobi escort while blinded and earplugs in, they were the epitome of secrecy. Just how they liked it. ANBU however were given firearms, only pistols mind you, silenced ones at that, but to survive is to adapt. The ANBU were the best of the best of the best. Few made it into the corps. Ever fewer made it out, every mission they took considered suicidal. So much so many believed that it was inhuman for such a place to exist.
The military wasn't the only thing to change. It was agreed that for this to work they needed a united government, a leader was to be elected to represent a council of Daimyo and the Shinobi elected to become an oligarchy with the 5 Kage at top and the High Jonin below them to manage the shinobi. The two reformed governments worked tirelessly together for a year to dig in and fortify up, in wait for the people from Remnant to return.
A year later they did, and in force. They attacked all over the Elemental Nations with such fervour and ferocity that the lines almost buckled in the first few months. Multiple minor nations were almost lost and the capital of Lightening Country was in danger of falling into enemy hands. It was only in the grace of Kumo and Iwa that it didn't. In a daring manoeuvre two squads of ninja, one from each village, they raided the enemy's camp at night, killing as many as they could while destroying supplies and gathering intelligence. It worked, the opposing army didn't have the supplies or manpower to prolong the siege and moral had hit rock bottom. They were open to a counter attack, and with Kumo and other villages leading the charge they routed the army out of Lightening Country altogether. It was 4 months until they found their footing, the lines held and counter attacks were being put into motion. During the war, innovations were made everything that they could, ships were bigger and stronger, airships were faster and made of steel instead of wood with engines, trains ran on electricity rather than steam or coal. Cars and trucks became common place rather than horse drawn carriages. Despite the fact that a war was ongoing the progress that was made during that time was formidable, and many people higher up in the government secretly thought that the war was a good thing in the end despite the death and suffering on both sides.
Overall the war lasted 2 years and 1 month, with millions dead on both sides. The people from Remnant called for a truce 2 months after their 'eviction' from the mainland, Sea the last country to finally push them out, due a combined operation between most of the remaining shinobi and foot soldiers, was the seat of a last stand from the invaders.
Still reeling from the culture shock of there being another continent out there, and the damage along with the loss of life they sustained, they agreed. Diplomacy was slow, but moving. Of course the language barrier didn't help but that's not important.
And so 5 months since the end of the war, we find our blond haired fox staring blankly into the mirror with the shower on and the kettle whistling in the background.
Blinking himself out of his reminiscing, he turned and walked out of the bathroom to get changed. First he took of his mask and placed it on his bed, next he discarded his white cloak depicting him as an ANBU captain. Then with practised ease he stripped himself of the standard ANBU garb, placing his weapons on the desk and armour on his bed beside his mask and cloak. His dirty clothes were chucked in the hamper, and walked back across the hall into the bathroom.
He idly traced his battle scars, when he walked past the mirror. Most were gunshot wounds, but some were cuts and stabs from the hunters Remnant was so fond of. Many of which were more than a match for the average shinobi, a rather large shock to the system. Their 'aura' was a bitch to deal with.
After a quick 2 minute shower he was clean and dressed in a simple t-shirt and boxer shorts. He walked through his apartment to the kitchenette. "Tea or Coffee?" He called out as he pulled off 2 mugs from the small rack he had.
"Coffee please." Another voice replied from the seemingly empty apartment.
Naruto chuckled at the laid back voice, and put coffee in both mugs before adding the water. When a scent filled his nose, he smiled and grabbed 2 pairs of chopsticks as he poured milk and sugar into the coffee. He stirred both and walked over to the living room area, where Kakashi sat putting bowls of Ichiraku ramen on the coffee table. Naruto sat beside him putting one of the mugs in front of the man, and handed a pair of chopsticks to the man.
They ate in silence for a while, just relaxing unlike they had been able to do so for a while. It wasn't long until the ramen was eaten and they both sat just sipping on their drinks. Eventually Kakashi spoke up, "What are your thoughts on the mission?" He asked.
Naruto shrugged, "I'm worried if anything. I'm going back to school in potentially hostile territory thousands of miles away from my homeland, with limited supplies and ammunition and no friends to speak of. Yes everything is just fine." Naruto mocked.
Kakashi sighed, "It's not as bad as you think, you will be stocked up with enough Kunai, Shuriken, and ammo to last an army. An ANBU squad will be on constant rotation to be summoned by you if the need arises. If the worst does happen by the time you would need reinforcements at least a whole platoon would be ready. You must remember you are one of the most powerful shinobi Konoha has, if not the whole Elemental Nations." Kakashi reasoned
Naruto sighed, "I suppose you're right but why me Hokage-sama?" He asked with a snarky tone, a smirk danced across his lips.
Kakashi slumped in his seat, "I'm never going to get used to that." He moaned. Tsunade had stepped down after the war. Onoki and Mei had also stepped down from their respective villages replaced by their chosen successors, Kurotsuchi and Chojuro. "If you must know, it's because you're my successor." He said rather bluntly. Naruto froze in his seat, the mug of coffee half way to his mouth. Kakashi chuckled, "That shut you up." He said with an eye smile.
Naruto thawed out and calmly placed his mug on the table. Moments later he let out a jubilant whoop and began doing a little jig in his seat while Kakashi just watched in amusement. After a few minutes he calmed down and began drinking again, "Why me?" he asked again, this time for a different reason.
Kakashi raised a brow and took a sip of his coffee. "Why do you ask? I thought it was your dream?"
"Oh don't get me wrong, I'm overjoyed that you've picked me to succeed you, but you truly think I'm ready?" He questioned, worry entering his voice
"More than ready," Naruto's head snapped to him, "You've grown immensely over the past few years, and not just in your height. You've change from a boy who used to shout about how he was going to become Hokage, to a young man that garners respect from pretty much every shinobi in the village and out of it." Kakashi told him, proudness evident as he spoke, "Not to mention how powerful you are, you can beat me now in most of our spars and even Jiraiya says that you're beginning to win more often than not when you fight."
"If you think I'm so ready why am I leaving?"
"Because you need a break." Kakashi said simply. Naruto's brow rose in question, "You've been working non-stop during and after the war, you need a break and just rest." Kakashi explained. "Besides, when I nominated you for the position everyone else agreed so..." Kakashi trailed off, he wasn't chosen just by Kakashi but by the rest of the Kage as well.
Naruto sighed, "I take it it's non-negotiable?"
"Yep!" He eye smiled while popping the 'p'. Naruto just shook his head in amusement. The room elapsed into silence once again, all having been said.
Eventually Kakashi stood, coffee mug on the table empty. "Right, I should be off, paperwork to do, porn to read. You understand." He said as he headed to the door.
Naruto waved him off as he finished his own coffee, sighing when he heard the door close. He stood and grabbed the scroll off his kitchen table and skimmed through it and almost groaned in despair. Simply put, he was going back to school. The headteacher of beacon, a school for aspiring hunters, had offered to host someone of the EN's choice in hopes of improving relations. Everything would be paid for and all he had to do was attend classes with the other students as he would be attached to one of their teams as a +1 creating a team of 5.
Simple in theory, harder in practice. There was a lot to study in preparation, along with the fact he had to learn an entire language in a single week. He found himself thanking the gods for 'Shadow Clones' and not for the first time. Making himself more coffee he set to work
A week later he found himself jumping across the rooftops as he headed towards the main gate to meet the headmaster, it had been a long but successful week. While he wasn't fluent, he could easily hold a conversation in their language, English (A/N: Sue me), and read it. Writing was a little more difficult due to the stark differences between Kanji and written words, but he made do. He was fully stocked up on everything that he would need and more so there was no room for error or mistakes. Not that he wanted any. So with his goodbyes said, and his visit to the memorial stone over he was on his way to school again.
Since Kakashi, and the other Kage, theorized that Remnant wouldn't appreciate them sending a trained killer to a school full of children, so he had elected to change out of his ANBU gear. It was replaced by a standard Jonin uniform with the flak jacket, kunai and shuriken pouches and sandals. However he had a ninjato strapped diagonally across his back with the handle over his right shoulder and a tanto also across his back but with the handle over his left shoulder. Both blades were held up by burnt orange leather straps that connected to a belt around his waist, and along the straps and belt were holds for scrolls, one of which contained his ANBU gear, and his personal sealing supplies. He wore his red, with black flames, sage coat, and a face mask that Kakashi had given a number of to hide his face. In the eventuality that everything did go tits up, he was to cause as much trouble as he could before disappearing entirely. It would be easier to do so if no one knew what he looked like. To finish he wore a headband with the Kanji for Shinobi on it on his forehead and another around his left arm with the leaf symbol on it. His hair had also grown slightly, it was longer than before but not by much, just enough were a few bangs of hair fell over his headband slightly obscuring the symbol, and had also got slightly darker. (A/N: Refer to Cover Image)
It didn't take long to reach the front gates, too short in his opinion, not that it mattered at the moment. With a final hop he landed at the opened gates and his eyes immediately zeroed in on the, man standing there in a suit, green scarf, and strangely small glasses. It was also worth mentioning that his hair was grey and he carried a cane, an old man then.
Naruto casually walked up to him and raised a hand in greeting. "I guess you're Professor Ozpin?" He asked in almost fluent English.
Said man raised an eyebrow at the language, "That I am young man? And you are?" He asked, holding his hand out to shake.
Naruto shook, and was almost surprised at the firm grip the man had. "Naruto Uzumaki, though I will go by Kitsune for the duration of my stay at Beacon."
"I understand, and I must say your English is very good." Ozpin complimented with a smile. "As welcoming as your village is we should leave soon if we are to make it on time to catch our ride." He explained.
Naruto nodded, "Don't worry about time, but I'm ready to leave when you are so?" Naruto asked
Ozpin nodded but raised a brow, "I am, but where is your luggage?" He question, rather confused by the lack of bags.
Naruto patted the scrolls at his wait and the rucksack he carried over a shoulder. "This is all I will need. If I require anything more, than I'm sure I can purchase some in the city of vale near the school. Am I correct?" Ozpin nodded, although not entirely convinced he said nothing more. Naruto taking this as an answer continued, "Alright, if you are ready, than I just need to sign us out so bear with me." With that said, Naruto turned and walked to the Chunin in the guard house, greeting them as he did so. With a few shared words he wrote down his name, rank and serial number and added a +1. And just like that, they were free to leave.
Naruto headed back to Ozpin and he led them out the gate and down the well used road. They walked for about 20 minutes when the village finally left their sight. "Did the shinobi who brought you here take you in a 'shunshin'?" Naruto broke the silence with a question
"I'm sorry?" Ozpin seemed confused
"I'll take that as a no. Well it's a technique that will get us to our destination quicker if you are willing." Naruto explained
Ozpin thought for a moment, "Well I don't see why not?"
Naruto placed a hand on his shoulder and held up a half ram sign, "Hold onto your lunch." He cautioned before they both disappeared in a flurry of wind and leaves.
They reappeared at the edge of a port town. Ozpin immediately stumbled but refrained from throwing up, however he was rather pale in the face. "I'm impressed, most puke on their first go." Naruto complimented as he waited for the man to gather himself.
He did so and Ozpin nodded signalling that they could continue. Naruto led them through the town market, a shortcut to the docks he remembered from the last time he was here, though it was under worse circumstances last time. "I take it you have a ship waiting for us?" He asked
"I do, however I doubt they are ready as we made better time than I expected." Ozpin said, commenting on the fact that they made a day long journey in less than 10 minutes.
Naruto shrugged, "I have no problem with waiting."
They eventually reached the docked ship that was prepared to take them to Vacou, where they would then get a...bullhead directly to Beacon. As predicted, the crew and captain were unprepared for their timely arrival, but not as bad as they thought, thus it only took an hour before they were ready to leave.
Naruto took a deep breath and looked out at his home country for what was to be the last time in a few years. With a final sweep of the scenery he boarded the boat, unaware of just what awaited him on the other side.
And there we have it, as I said previously said I probably shouldn't write this but I don't really care.
Now I have two things I need from you guys.
1. What team should he join, RWBY or JPNR? I myself am more inclined to RWBY because of all the shit that they get up to but that's just me.
2. Pairing. It is currently undecided and I want your suggestions. I'm open to ideas so just leave a review of who you want the pairing to be and I'll take it into consideration. For those who want a harem, I'll be frank, I'm not good at writing romance as it is but if enough of you want it I'll give it a try just leave a review of who you want in it.
Also some of you may have noticed the absence of people, namely Akatsuki, Konoha 12 and Sasuke/Orochimaru. Hold your tongues because things will become clearer as the story will continue so worry not.
But that is all I have to say, so have a good day.