Author's Note: Hello! "Chosen" is a joint-fic written by me, Akirei Yuki and my friend Harukakatana. We decided that Inuyasha and Naruto had so many similarities, that it was shame to waste such a good idea. We gave this story a higher rating because, well, it will be later on in the fic. AU and slightly OOC, though it's not on purpose, we assure you. This story also contains shounen-ai and quite possibly yaoi in later chapters. This will be a SasuNaru fic. The relationship between Kagome and Inuyasha is some-what pre-established. Also, Sasuke and Naruto are 16 in this, roughly the same age as Kagome. Trust me, it works.
The rain whipped heavily around them as they came upon their enemy. Stock still and battle ready they stood, waiting for when the moment to attack would arise. And when it did, they planned to use everything they had. They had made sure they left nothing behind and fought with no regrets. Things like that would only hinder their efforts to rid the world of this horrible creature.
Air was thick on the battle field with little more than twenty feet in between them. Soon the fight would ensue and only one would become victorious. The small enterourage with the white-haired demon was assured it would be them. However, they were greatly mistaken, for their enemy had other plans. Plans that he had crafted months before and had taken the time to put in motion. Today would be the day when the tables turned.
The brunette half-demon smirked as he held up a small globe for the world to see. It shinned beautifully even in the heart of the storm that raged around them. With all that had happened, one would have assumed he was holding out the small jewel they sought. But to their shock and dismay, it was not.
"This, my dear friends, is the dimension slip." He said, amusement sparkled in his darkened eyes.
"What the fuck are you talkin' bout you asshole!" The white haired demon snarled, sword held tightly in his hand. "Quit fucking around already!
"Such language. Though I suppose it wouldn't matter would it?" He smirked, "This rare jewel has sought an opening into another world, different from this. And in that world lies a demon with power far more greater than that of the jewel."
"No!" The black-haired girl shouted, "You can't do that! It's impossible!"
"No child, is it not. And I will be the one to show you!" With that he threw the glowing orb into the wind. They all watched with wide eyes and baited breath as it stopped in mid-air and started to whirl around. Faster and faster it moved, distorting the area around it until a white light appeared from the center.
Gasps among the group could be heard as Naraku cackled proudly and jumped through the new opening. Without hesitation the white-haired demon followed.
"Inuyasha!!" The girl had screamed.
"Should .. should we go after him?" The short-haired houshi asked.
A look passed between them, they nodded and bolted for the portal, jumping through before it closed completely. They only prayed that they arrive in the same time and place as their hanyou companion. None of them knew what they were in for, or what trials and tribulations await them in this new world. Or this new world would cope with humans and demons alike on their native land.
Vision blurred slightly when stormy blue eyes opened from their lidded confines. Slowly and cautiously the girl sat up and looked at their surroundings. They were in a forest, that much she knew, but where and when, she didn't. A soft sigh of relief escaped her chapped lips when she spotted her white-haired demon laying nearest to her, then noticed the other three with whom she traveled laying close by.
'We made it,' she thought, 'Thank goodness.' Crawling over to the hanyou, she dragged her large yellow bag with her. Once next to him she sat there and began digging through her bag. She smiled when she found what she was looking for, a dark red bandana. With expert ease she gently tied it around Inuyasha's head, covering his pointed ears.
"What're you doing Kagome?" His voice caused her to 'eep' in surprise.
"Why didn't you tell me you were awake!" She hissed quietly, hitting him on the shoulder.
The hanyou smirked, "Dunno. What're you doing?" He asked again.
"We don't know where we are or if they even know what demons are. It's better to be safe, don't you think?"
"I do, but what about Shippou and Kirara?" Sitting up and stretching his back, he looked over at the two said demons.
"Damn .. I guess I could carry them in my bag." Kagome said thoughtfully.
"True, but what if they go through it? Like at the air..place..thing you told me about."
"Oh .. right. Shippou could change into a doll of some sort, he has gotten stronger. But Kirara ... I'm not sure." A sad sigh escaped her as she tried to think of another method of concealment.
"If she didn't have two tales she could pass as a pet."
"If only it were that easy."
A small noise alerted the two, but were relieved it was only Kirara waking up. Soon after the others had awoken and gathered around Inuyasha and Kagome, as they tried to decide where they were going to go and what they were going to do.
It was a fall day; you could tell by the way the wind whistled faintly through the trees, their branches dancing in the cooling air. The leaves had begun to snap off and decorate the ground with their bright colors. Today had a laid back feel to it, as though nothing would happen, as though life stood still. The sun had risen almost to her peak by the time Konoha Genin Team 7 started getting antsy.
"Sasuke! Fight me! I'm stronger than you!" Naruto punched the Uchiha's arm playfully—hard enough to show he wanted to spar, but not hard enough to invoke anger. Sasuke looked at him and smirked, raising his hand to thwap the blonde on the forehead. Naruto glared at him. "Sasuke, come on. Fight with me." Naruto grinned. "Unless you're too afraid."
"Baka, I'd kill you," Sasuke snapped at him.
From across the bridge a shrill voice piped in, "Naruto, why are you always pestering Sasuke-kun?" Sakura's eyes watered as she gazed at the raven haired boy who stood glowering at the blonde. She shook her head at them, knowing full well their rivalry had reached bizarre levels after the Chuunin exam and the Third's death. She suspected it had something to do with the battle Sasuke and Naruto had waged with Gaara, but she was not curious enough to ask. Tactfully, she tried another route. "Kakashi-sensei would be mad if you two beat each other up this early in the morning."
"Hai, I would be," a masculine voice agreed. Six eyes swiveled to face the silver haired Jounin who had approached them. He smiled at them and made the peace sign with his index and middle finger. "Yo. Sorry I'm late."
"Kakashi-sensei!" Naruto squealed happily, rushing up to the man's side. "What are we going to do today?" He jumped back and glared at Sasuke. "Are you going to teach me the Chidori now?"
Kakashi smiled at him, the joyful expression fading a bit when he saw how irritated Sasuke looked. Something's been going on between the two of them lately, he mused. "Actually, I needed Sakura's help with something. Tsunade-sama's birthday is in a few days and I want to buy her flowers."
"Ooooooo!!" Naruto whistled, jabbing Kakashi in the ribs playfully. "Do you have a crush on the Hokage, Kakashi-sensei?"
"Baka," Sasuke said curtly. Kakashi-sensei had not once gone to visit Tsunade-sama since she had become Hokage. Now Iruka…that was another story. "He's just doing this to show honor and respect to her. Two things you've probably never heard of."
"Gosh, Sasuke. Was it hard getting out of bed this morning with that ten foot pole up your ass?" Naruto snarled at his teammate, quickly tiring of Sasuke's worse-than-usual attitude.
"Boys," Kakashi warned. The two of them relaxed a little bit. "I want the two of you to go out and find me a flower, okay?" He handed them a picture of a purple flower. "It's a wildflower, but I'm sure the both of you can find it while Sakura and I arrange a bouquet."
The pink haired girl and their sensei wandered off towards the market, leaving both boys staring at the picture. They glanced at each other and then frowned, synonymous thoughts flashing in their minds. Why do I have to be with him? They glared once more and headed off towards the wood, ample distance separating them.
"I don't see why you couldn't have gone with Kakashi-sensei instead of you coming with me," Sasuke growled at Naruto. The Uchiha stuffed his hands into his pockets angrily. Damnit. Of all the luck, to be stuck here, in the woods, with him.
"Yes, because, of course, you would prefer to be out here with Sakura-chan," the blonde retorted. Goddamnit, Sasuke was quickly getting on his nerves lately. "Oh Sasuke-kuuun" he screeched in a falsetto voice. "It's fate that we're out here together, don't you think?"
Sasuke looked over at him and shot him a venomous glare. Naruto snapped his jaw shut at the look Sasuke had given him. It wasn't annoyance, nor hatred, but something else. Something he couldn't explain.
Sasuke couldn't quite explain the look, either. Fondness, he supposed. But he hated Naruto. Couldn't stand the blonde turd.
"Sasuke," Naruto spoke hesitantly. "I'm not sure why you're so mad at me these days, but I'm sorry for whatever it is." Naruto snatched the picture from Sasuke's hand and walked ahead, studiously searching for the purple flower. A light blush dotted his cheeks and he prayed Sasuke had not seen it.
Sasuke had seen, however, but was too angry to say anything or do anything. That was it, that was it. That kindness in Naruto that he did not possess, that desire to make others content. Sasuke shrugged irritably.
"Naruto, forget it. I'm not so much angry with you as I am with myself."
"Well, I had used up too much chakra to fight Gaara, and let you do it for me," Sasuke smiled. "I let you look like the good guy."
Naruto smiled at him fondly, and looked around the woods once more, feeling the tension between them lessen. "What the…" He darted off into the woods, gripping Sasuke's hand as he headed into the underbrush.
"Shh," Naruto whispered. "I see something." Naruto pointed to a clearing in the middle of the woods. Sasuke's eyes followed his fingers, and twitched in surprise. There was something in the clearing.
"What is that?" he whispered into Naruto's ear.
The blonde's face flushed as the warm air grazed his skin, but shook his head to clear his thoughts. He couldn't quite tell what he saw before him. For the most part, it seemed like four normal human beings, one with very long hair.
He gasped, the air escaping from his slightly parted lips a little louder than he had anticipated. The long silver haired human had begun to look around the clearing, sniffing the air, when his eyes landed on their location. Naruto had gasped when he saw those honey colored eyes.
He knew those eyes, had seen them everytime he looked in the mirror. They were the eyes of one who had been loathed since birth. They were the eyes of a demon.