A/N: Revised as of 3/21/2019
'…Huh? Where am I?'
A boy with bright blonde hair wearing orange clothes glanced around the small room with blurry eyes. He tried to recall his memories, but his mind was a bit fuzzy.
When his eyes finally adjusted, the boy found himself in a small dark room.
Sitting across from him in the small space was a girl who was smiling at him.
The boy mentally kicked himself for stuttering, but he couldn't help himself because the woman was that beautiful.
Long silver-white hair, with violet eyes and a heart-shaped face. The girl could only be compared to an angel and even a goddess.
The girl's eyes had a hint of sadness in them.
"Hello, Uzumaki Naruto. Welcome to the world after life ends. I am the goddess who will guide your way, Eris."
Seeing the confusion on Naruto's face, the goddess continued with an almost apologetic look.
"There is no easy way to say this, but your time in the mortal world is over."
As if a switch had been flipped, the memories of the war began to rush into Naruto's head.
"Ah, so that's how it is. I died."
Despite knowing that he was dead, Naruto felt strangely calm. Like he already knew that everything was going to be okay.
"Um, Eris? Can I ask you something? How did everything turn out? Did the war end? Did we win?"
Eris smiled, and Naruto immediately felt a sense of relief. The goddess radiated serenity, and it made him feel relaxed.
"The Fourth Great Shinobi War has indeed ended. After you and your friend defeated Madara Uchiha, Obito Uchiha sacrificed himself and revived all of the lives lost in the war."
"That Rinnegan technique that Nagato used to revive everyone? But wait, how did I die?"
After Naruto asked that, Eris gained a sour expression.
"The mastermind behind it all, Black Zetsu, tried to take over your body after Obito finished using the technique and perished. Because you were so drained from your previous battles, it took your all just to keep Black Zetsu from attacking your friends with your body. Then you…"
"…asked Sasuke to kill me, along with that Black Zetsu bastard."
Naruto finished when the memories of his death finally came back. In a last-ditch act of rage, Black Zetsu was going to use his body to kill everyone that he held dear to him. If Sasuke wasn't there, Naruto likely would have had his precious people's blood on his hands.
Leaning back in the chair he was sitting in, Naruto took in a deep breath. Sasuke was in a dark place, what with his claim of killing the current Kage and revolution.
'But the look on Sasuke's face while I was dying is all I need to trust that he will do the right thing.'
Naruto thought with a short nod, he had no choice but to believe.
Deciding that he would place his faith in his 'best friend,' Naruto leaned forward and grinned widely at the goddess in front of him.
"Alright! I'm ready for hell!"
Seeing the goddess's befuddled expression, Naruto raised an eyebrow.
"What's the matter?"
Eris quickly stood up, a frantic look on her face.
"W-what makes you think I'm sending you to hell? You're a hero!"
"Hero or not, I'm a shinobi. I've killed people. Of course I'm going to hell."
Naruto responded like it was only natural, because it was. No matter what the reason, killing was wrong. Naruto knew this and lived a life prepared for what came after he died.
Eris sat back down in her chair.
"You experienced so much pain and loneliness in your life, yet you still believe that you do not deserve salvation…"
Naruto was slightly taken aback. This goddess was showing so much concern for someone she had only just met. Such kindness… As expected of a goddess.
Noticing the strange look on Naruto's face, Eris blushed and straightened herself.
"Well then, I have a proposition for you. I hope that you will at least hear me out."
Naruto inched back in his seat and glanced at Eris suspiciously.
"Wait… Don't tell me that you're actually a devil that is trying to make a deal for my soul."
"Of course not!"
Eris yelled and stamped a foot, her ears burning red in frustration.
"Hahaha! Sorry, I was just kidding!"
Naruto said and held his now aching stomach. He understood the situation he was in, but there was something about this goddess that made him want to tease her.
"Tease a goddess, and you will receive divine retribution…"
Eris muttered with puffy cheeks.
"Sorry! It won't happen again!"
Naruto shouted obediently and sat up straight in his chair.
Suspicion still evident in her eyes, Eris summoned a piece of paper out of thin air.
"In another dimension than your own, exists a world that is threatened by a demon king. Because of the demon king's attacks, fewer and fewer people want to be reincarnated into this world. To solve this problem, a plan was issued to ask people from other worlds who still yearn to live to reincarnate into this world in response to the declining population."
"I don't really get the dimensional talk, but you basically want me to go there and kick this demon king's ass?"
Naruto asked, and Eris nodded.
"Yes. Should you accept, you would not only keep your memories and your chakra, but you would also be granted a divine relic of your choosing. An ability, or a weapon with god-like power."
"That's okay! All I need are my two fists!"
Naruto claimed with confidence and slammed his fists together.
"Are you sure there isn't anything you wish to bring?"
Eris asked with a knowing smile.
Naruto tilted his head in confusion when it dawned on him.
How could he have forgotten the grumpy old fox that he shared a body with his whole life!? So, without a second thought:
"I'd like to bring Kurama to this new world! Erm… That is if he wants to come with me..."
Naruto said while poking his fingers together nervously. After all, since he died, Kurama's chakra would have dispersed into nature and would reincarnate somewhere in the Elemental Nations after some time. The fox would be free, just like he always wanted. They had only just become friends… If one could even call it friendship.
Eris smiled reassuringly.
"I've already spoken with Kurama, and when I explained the situation, he said: "I've grown bored of this world anyway" and agreed to go with you."
Eris said while making a grumpy voice that must have been her impression of the nine-tailed fox.
Naruto's eyes widened upon hearing this, and he couldn't help but laugh. That sounded just like something Kurama would say, and it was relieving to hear the fox wanted to tag along on this adventure.
Eris suddenly snapped her fingers.
Then, to Naruto's surprise, a brilliant light shined down on him, and he felt a sense of weightlessness as he began to ascend into the heavens(literally).
As Naruto was filled with excitement, he heard Eris' voice from below.
"Of course, there is a small chance that both of your existences could be wiped out while transporting to the new world. But as the goddess of luck, I can safely say that the odds are in your favor. Good luck!"
"Eh!? What do mean our existences might be "wiped out"!? Hey, answer me!"
Eris merely stuck her tongue out playfully, and Naruto realized that she must have been getting back at him for teasing her earlier.
A cheeky grin on his face, Naruto waved to the goddess until his vision eventually faded to black.
Uzumaki Naruto's next adventure had begun!
A/N: I'm taking a break from my other fic, The Fox Scroll, and decided to start on this idea that I've had for a while now.
I've been obsessing over KonoSuba. I've watched both seasons of the anime, as well as both ovas. I've also read 11 volumes of the light novel… What can I say, I love comedy! XD
I just think Naruto totally fits in with these characters! He's a loudmouthed ninja who loves to stand out!
How do you think Naruto is going to react to the infamous problem children of Axel? Their reaction to him?
Until the next one, Spirit out!