Wands and Hand Seals
A Naruto x Harry Potter Crossover Story
Author's Notes: As stated in the summary, this will be a Naruto x Harry Potter crossover fic. I've been toying with this idea for quite a while now and I think that I could make it work. I would like to point out that this is my first attempt ever at making anything that remotely resembles a story, although I have read a lot of works from many different authors. I just decided that the time is fresh for me to try my own hand at writing my very own story and see how it goes. Praises and constructive criticism will be greatly appreciated so please leave a review! It would be nice to know that people are actually reading my story…)
Disclaimer: Naruto and Harry Potter are properties of their respective owners. I do not have any claim on them whatsoever. The only thing I own in this story is the plot, I guess…although it won't hurt to dream a little and pretend that they're mine…Oo
Warning: Hmm…I'm having a personal debate whether I should make this story yaoi/slash or not…If ever I do, then this fic would be a NaruSasu fic with a bit of Harry/Draco thrown in for good measure. Those are the ships that I usually sail in…what do you guys think? Slash or no slash? If no slash is your choice, then I guess there won't be any pairings in this fic and it would probably fall into the realm of adventure fics because personally I really think those boys were meant for each other and I couldn't possibly pair them up with any girls…I dunno…Well, please leave your choice in a review! Thanks!
Things you should know about this fic: I am not going to incorporate the storyline of the second part of the Naruto manga nor the storyline of HP & the Half-Blood Prince. The story won't work if I do, although some elements from these storylines might be included here.
Anything else: No more! Thanks for reading my very long A/N! I hope you Enjoy reading my story!
Magic and Chakra Don't Mix
It was a cool August afternoon in the hidden village of Konoha. It is the time of day when the breeze is nice and cool and the sun doesn't shine too brightly. The timing is perfect for little children to come out and play, or in the case of this town, it was a perfect time for ninja training. Outside the Fifth Hokage's office, people were going about their business and a cat was meowing loudly owing to the fact that it was being chased around town by three young children. Though, if there were several more cats meowing even louder, Tsunade-hime would not have noticed it for she was sleeping soundly in her nice comfy chair with her head resting on her arms on top of her desk which was littered with towering amounts of paperwork.
As her drool was ominously inching it's way to the nearest stack of papers and her dream was filled with scenes of her winning massive amounts of money from a slot machine, she was speaking softly to no one in particular.
"Mmmm…more money…" she mumbled in her sleep.
In the dream, she had just put another bill in the slot machine but if she won more money or not, she'll never be able to find out because she was woken up by a very loud bang against her office wall as she was about to pull down the stick that would activate the machine.
"Tsunade-sama!" exclaimed a girl's voice, further awakening her from her wonderful dream.
"Hmmm," she slurred groggily, still keeping her eyes closed and her head relaxed. "What the…what is it, Sakura-chan? This better be important…I'm very busy right now…"
"Tsunade-sama!" she repeated. "You have to come right now! It's Naruto…he's…"
Tsunade snapped to attention and cut her off, "Again? Where is he?"
"At the training grounds…Sasuke-kun and Kakashi-sensei are already trying to restrain him."
"Let's go then," Tsunade said hastily, taking the lead and beckoning for Sakura to follow her. "Where's Shizune?"
"I asked her to go get Jiraiya-sama," said Sakura quickly. "We'll need all the help we can get."
As they ran out of the building and made their way to the training grounds, Tsunade spoke again. "This is the third time in a month. It's getting quite bad."
"I know…" said Sakura quietly.
"What exactly happened?" asked Tsunade, frowning slightly.
"We were having our ninjutsu training," said Sakura while trying to keep up with her master's fast pace "then all of Naruto-kun's shadow replications went up in smoke and he fell face-first on the ground."
"Go on." said Tsunade, worried about what she would hear would happen next.
"When he stood up, he was covered in the red chakra again and his eyes were red, his fangs were bigger, and his nails were much sharper just like the last time," Sakura said. "Only this time, it seemed like he was less human and more of a…a…monster…" she added in quiet tones.
"What," Tsunade turned sharply to Sakura. "What do you mean 'less human'?"
"Well…" Sakura started hesitatingly. "This time, there was something else in his eyes…a hunger that wasn't there before…it was like he wanted to…to kill…then he started to savagely attack Sasuke-kun. That was when Kakashi-sensei told me to go to you at once."
"I see," said Tsunade, facing front again. "We aren't that far. We should get there soon." The implied "or else" hung briefly in the air when Sakura spoke again.
"When is his Advanced Bloodline going to stabilize anyway?" she asked curiously. "It's really going to get more dangerous if this happens more often."
Tsunade-sama winced as her well-crafted white lie reared it's head again. Three years ago, when Naruto brought Sasuke home after the incident with Orochimaru, a few awkward questions were asked by Sasuke about how Naruto got the extraordinary power that he displayed during their battle. Rather than tell them the truth, Tsunade told them instead that Naruto came from a family with an Advanced Bloodline that took a while to stabilize after being initially activated. Kakashi and the rest of the older shinobi followed suit and now used the same story.
"I'm not sure," she lied again. "I think it differs with the individual."
"I guess…," Sakura said sadly "I just hope it happens soon…it's going to get really ugly if this happens when there are innocent people around."
'Really ugly indeed.' Thought Tsunade. 'and it's just going to get worse.'
It really was hard to know the truth, to know that it wasn't really an Advanced Bloodline that caused the problem but a Demon that was sealed in the poor boy's body; to know that it would not really stabilize on it's own and to know that the methods they were applying were failing miserably each time. Yes, it was very hard indeed, thought Tsunade-hime as she and Sakura continued to make their way to the scene of the incident.
The scene that greeted Tsunade and Sakura when they arrived at the training grounds was not a beautiful sight. Several trees were uprooted and a number of them were on fire while the ground was cracked in several places as though a gigantic creature had fallen from he sky and created a huge crater. As the dust cloud in the crater started to settle, they saw the one who was responsible for most of the damage that was wrought in the area. In the middle of the crater stood the blonde-haired boy known as Naruto, with threatening amounts of red chakra surrounding him and looking exactly as Sakura described him earlier. He was crouched on all fours and several wisps of the red chakra were swirling behind him as though they were extensions of his own body, as if they were tails looking for something to grasp. Naruto was staring directly in front of him and as the dust settled, Sakura could make out just exactly what he was staring at. Their other team-mate, the dark-haired ninja known as Sasuke, was standing a few meters away from Naruto. His skin had a greyish tinge his hair was white. Two bat-like wings that were oddly shaped like hands protruded from his back and were beating ever so slowly, as if waiting for other shinobi to make another move. Their teacher, however, Hatake Kakashi, was nowhere to be seen.
"Oh no," Sakura said, breaking the silence that permeated the air. "Sasuke-kun used the cursed seal again! He doesn't have much time! He can only keep himself in that form for a short time!"
"Right, then." said Tsunade. "Let's go help him!"
They had learned that the best thing to do whenever something like this happened was to distract Naruto from everything else since he was acting more on his animal instincts rather that his human intellect. The best way to do this, of course, is to fight with him. This is exactly what Sasuke is doing right now. Distracting Naruto when he was in this state was not an easy task, as they had learned the hard way.
Running away from him and trying to get him to chase you seemed like a good idea at first until Naruto got bored and started to veer off at a different direction where there were lots of people. Several people, including two young genin were slightly injured that day. They had learned that in order to keep him distracted, you had to keep him interested in the fight. The problem was, Naruto always went all out when fighting, with the intention to kill whereas his opponent was only trying to distract him and not try to hurt him at all.
Of course, it's a different case with Sasuke. Ever since Naruto brought him back from the incident with Orochimaru, he has always been trying to defeat Naruto in a battle every time something like this happened. His and Naruto's friendship had never been fully restored as to what it was before the incident. Sure, they still got along and continued with their customary insults, but there was still a certain amount of awkwardness when more delicate matters were brought up.
Sakura was sure Sasuke faced a couple of issues with what happened every time Naruto lost control of his chakra, hence the reason for his current appearance. Sasuke only ever uses his cursed seal when this happens to Naruto.
Sakura and Tsunade made their way towards the battle area to help Sasuke restrain Naruto and it was at this point that Kakashi appeared in front of them and stopped them in their tracks.
"Wait," said Kakashi, holding his hand up in front of Tsunade. "Let's give them a little more time. I don't think Naruto will be able to keep up much longer."
"Neither will Sasuke-kun!" Sakura interjected loudly.
"She's right," Tsunade added. "If we don't do something right now, Sasuke-kun might run out of chakra and then he's in trouble."
"No, the situation's under control, we've been preparing for a situation just like this one," said Kakashi. "Just watch."
Inside the arena-like crater, things were getting quite heated. Naruto was staring at Sasuke intensely, not seeing his friend and comrade but instead a fierce enemy. Sasuke stared back just as vehemently but his eyes held something else. He saw not an enemy but a friend and a rival at the same time. This was the person who was responsible for bringing him back from the brink of making a huge mistake and Sasuke owed him big. Although he would never admit it straight to the loudmouth ninja's face. He would eventually repay that debt to Naruto even if he doesn't know about it.
As it was, Sakura was right about Sasuke. His chakra reserves were dwindling and his acquired strength was slowly fading.
'Damn,' Sasuke thought to himself. 'I have to finish this soon. I won't last much longer.'
Although he wasn't putting much effort into attacking Naruto, dodging him and parrying his moves weren't exactly a walk in the park. It took a lot of effort just to stay alive.
'I just hope that pervert's plan works…and he'd better hurry up'
Sasuke crouched and flexed his wings threateningly to show Naruto that he was still interested in the fight. Apparently, Naruto read the signals correctly and started to growl in response and run towards Sasuke when a booming voice cried out,
Suddenly, as if unable to move, Naruto's four limbs gave out under his weight and fell to the floor. It seems as though he's struggling to move but he can't because it's as if invisible ropes are restraining him.
The voice rang out again, "Stupefy!" and again, "Incarcerous!"
A jet of red light hit Naruto squarely in the chest after the first incantation and a whole bunch of snake-like cords wrapped around him after the second.
"Just to be sure," the man who spoke the incantations said.
"It's about time you got here," said Sasuke as he whipped his head to the side and faced the man. "Jiraiya-sama."
The man Sasuke was talking to was standing on the edge of the crater had long, spiky white hair that was held back in a pony tail. In his right hand, held threateningly as if it were a weapon, was a wooden stick that looked like a baton.
"It worked," the man called Jiraiya said as he jumped from the ledge and crouched beside Naruto's seemingly unconscious form.
"His features are back to normal." He said matter-of-factly.
"Good." Said Sasuke non-commitally.
"JIRAIYA," Tsunade's voice shouted threateningly from somewhere above them.
A second later, she was beside them along with Sakura, Kakashi, and Shizune.
"What do you think you're doing? You know better than to mix western magic with ours! Naruto could have been hurt really bad! He could have died!" Tsunade said, her voice dripping with rage.
"No, Please listen first…" Kakashi said pleadingly, waving his hands in front of his body.
"And you," screamed Tsunade, whipping her head sideways to face Kakashi. "You should have told me! Is this what you call having things in control? You've been planning this all along and you know that I wouldn't have approved of it! Didn't you even think about what would happen to Naruto if things went terribly wrong?"
The Fifth Hokage's anger at the two men stemmed from the fact that she deeply cared about Naruto. Having lost her own little brother, she had come to think of Naruto as such. Underneath all of his repeated insults of "Old hag!", she knew that Naruto also felt the same way about her. If she won't be able to stand it if she lost another brother…
"Don't worry," Jiraiya said soothingly. "He's fine."
"That's not it!" Tsunade turned to him again. "The point is that you recklessly endangered his life by using disapproved methods!"
"It wasn't reckless," Kakashi said hesitatingly. "We researched it fully and we know that the spells couldn't have affected Naruto other than the way they were supposed to work."
"How could you be sure?" Tsunade asked doubtfully.
"We'll explain later," Jiraiya promised. "We have a lot of things to talk about, but we have to get Naruto to the hospital first.
"Very well." Tsunade agreed.
"Ennervate," muttered Jiraiya while pointing his wand at Naruto.
A jet of sky blue light hit Naruto in the chest where a previous spell had hit him and very slowly, the blonde-haired boy opened his eyes and they were once again a vibrant shade of azure blue. He started to sit up slowly but found out that he couldn't because there were ropes wrapped tightly around him, preventing his movement.
"Wha…what happened?" Naruto asked slowly.
When no one seemed to want to answer his question, he spoke again.
"It happened again, didn't it?"
"It wasn't your fault, Naruto-kun." Tsunade said assuringly.
"It couldn't be helped, Naruto-kun," Sakura said agreeingly. "so don't feel bad about it."
"I'm sorry…everyone…" Naruto said, hanging his head down.
However, he found out that this was an uncomfortable position as he was already lying down on the ground and was restrained by ropes.
"Huh? What the…?" He started out confusedly. "What is this? Get these damn ropes off of me!"
Naruto started wriggling violently as everyone around him started to chuckle.
"Yes, Naruto," Jiraiya said in between chuckles. "I see that you really are back to normal!"
He pointed his wand at Naruto once again and uttered,
After they had deposited Naruto at the hospital for treatment, (eventhough Naruto insisted that he was perfectly fine) a certain jounin and Sannin found themselves in the Fifth Hokage's office and were currently withering under the dark glares that were being directed at them by one very angry Hokage.
"I suppose," Tsunade said with all seriousness. "that the two of you are going to tell me just exactly what happened back there?"
"Yes," said Jiraiya, all traces of joking gone from his voice. "but you have to listen first."
"Yes," Tsunade said coldly. "I will."
"Very well," Jiraiya said. "Kakashi, would you please make sure that no one would be able to listen to our conversation? You already know about what I have to say."
"Of course, Jiraiya-sama." Kakashi said obediently.
Kakashi then summoned four of his nin-dogs and sent them to patrol the area. After giving a nod of his head to Jiraiya and Tsunade, he stepped out of the room and shut the door behind him.
"I'll start now then." Jiraiya said.
He then started speaking in low, urgent tones.
"The Kyuubi, which is sealed inside Naruto's body, is trying it's very best to take over Naruto's body -- and it's succeeding."
At this point, Tsunade gave out a long, tired sigh.
"I know that," she said. "That's why we've been doing everything we can to control it –"
"—And are failing miserably!" Jiraiya finished the sentence for her. "The Kyuubi is slowly taking away a little part of Naruto every time something like this happens! Every time Naruto loses control, the Kyuubi becomes a part of him! Don't you notice that every time the Kyuubi comes out, it's as if he's stronger, more in control than the last time he came out? Naruto is slowly caving in. A couple more incidents like this and the Kyuubi will have full control over Naruto."
Jiraiya paused for a few moments to let the reality of the situation sink in.
"This is why we needed to try new methods to try and control the Kyuubi. This was when we thought to use western magic."
Tsunade stood up angrily.
"You know very well about the things that could have gone wrong in the worst way possible and still you considered using magic? Have you stopped thinking altogether? Those simple spells could have killed Naruto! You didn't even consider the fact that he has a demon sealed inside of him! For all you know, you could have released the Kyuubi!"
Tsunade was now really very angry as she stared down Jiraiya.
Unfazed, Jiraiya continued explaining.
"That is where you're wrong," He stated confidently. "The tailed demons are creatures that were created by using the two different types of magic. Theirs and ours. This is why they are so powerful – when they are free. However, if they are trapped inside a host's body, their power decreases greatly. The Kyuubi is powerless against western magic because he is trapped inside Naruto's body. This is why the Kyuubi was suppressed when I used the stunning spell on Naruto."
Tsunade was pacing the room as she listened to Jiraiya. She faced him to ask a question.
"That still doesn't explain why Naruto himself wasn't affected by those spells. The effects of western magic on a ninja are always disastrous if the ninja hasn't been trained in western magic itself! And I'm pretty sure that Naruto has received no such training. How did he survive those spells when the two different clashing energies (magic and chakra) should have killed him instead?"
"The Kyuubi," Jiraiya answered. "protected him. This is the advantage that Naruto has. Since he has a creature with the two sides of magic in him, the two types of energies don't battle for dominance, as they should have. Where other ninjas would have died because of those clashing energies, Naruto is spared from that by the protection that the Kyuubi unknowingly gives him.
"I see," Tsunade said, although not convinced altogether. "where did you find out about all of this anyway?"
"A few months ago," Jiraiya said. "I found a very old book that details the creation of Leviathan, the two-tailed demon of the mist country."
Tsunade gave an involuntary gasp.
"Really?" she said, sounding extremely worried. "Where did you find it? Where is it now? That thing would be very dangerous in the wrong hands! And by that, I mean Akatsuki! We don't them making more tailed demons!"
"Don't worry," Jiraiya said assuringly. "I found it in an old ruin in the wind country and it's safe where it is right now.
"How can you be sure of that?" Tsunade said, balling her hands into fists. "If such a book exists then how can we be sure that others just like it don't?"
"Don't worry," Jiraiya said again. "I'm not sure if any more books were made but I don't think that a lot of them could have survived for about eight centuries. The one I have is in really bad condition already and it's written in the old language. Plus, I don't think Akatsuki is concerned about making more demons right now. Their primary objective is to capture those that already exist, like Naruto's Kyuubi."
"We'll see about that." Tsunade said threateningly. "Have you translated all of it yet? What have you found out?"
"Not much." Jiraiya said with a sigh. "I haven't translated all of it yet. The old language is a dead one and I only one book as a reference."
"I see." Tsunade said.
Then, as if realizing something, Tsunade looked up to Jiraiya with a semi-hopeful expression on her face.
"Does it say anything about our current problem with Naruto? She asked.
For a while, it seemed like Jiraiya won't answer her question until he nodded his head in conformation.
"Well?" Tsunade asked. "What did it say?"
Jiraiya hesitated again but he started to talk after a few moments.
"You won't like this part," he started slowly. "but we will have to do it because we don't have any another choices. I can only use the western magic on Naruto for about two more times and then the Kyuubi would be able to absorb the magic and use it to break free. If we allow this to continue, Naruto will eventually give in and the Kyuubi will take control. However, I found a way in the book to restrain the Kyuubi, but it involves he casting of western magic. As it is, I haven't finished the translation yet so I'm not yet sure about how to go about the entire ritual. But one fact remains: we will have to use western magic and in order to do so, Naruto must also be trained in western magic. He can use the time while I'm translating the rest of the book to learn western magic."
"What?" Tsunade exclaimed angrily. "That won't be happening! The breach between our world and the wizarding world would not allow it!"
"And yet that doesn't stop us from owning wands." Jiraiya said knowingly.
"What?" Tsunade said, sounding confused. "What do you mean by that?"
"Don't deny it," Jiraiya said with a smirk. "I already saw it. Twice, in fact."
"What?" Tsunade said again. "When?"
"That doesn't matter. The fact is I know you have one and I know that you can use it."
"Very well," Tsunade said regrettably. "What do we have to do?"
"Naruto needs to learn western magic." Jiraiya stated matter-of-factly. "And to do so, he must be enrolled in a school of wizardry. Do you know a place?"
"As a matter of fact," Tsunade said with a smile. "I do. And the headmaster is an old connection of mine. I could ask him for a favour. He does owe me quite a few. And the place is perfect. It's unplottable, so Akatsuki won't be able to find him."
"That sounds great," Jiraiya said approvingly. "make sure to tell him and his team mates about it. They might not take it well but I'm sure Naruto will. He always likes learning something new. But he might not like going there alone."
It was Tsunade's turn to say it.
"Don't worry, who ever said he was going alone? If Sasuke-kun and Sakura-chan are willing to accompany him, then I guess there won't be any problems."
"Good, good," said Jiraiya, making his way to the door. "Well, make sure to tell me when they're leaving."
"Wait," Tsunade called out to Jiraiya. "When exactly did you find out that I had a wand?"
"A few minutes ago," Jiraiya said with a big smile. "You just admitted it to me, remember?"
"But…" Tsunade said, confused. "You tricked me!"
"You just violated one of the basic rules of being a ninja." Jiraiya chuckled. "Always look underneath the underneath, remember?"
And with that, Jiraiya left the room with a very pissed off Tsunade glaring at his back.
Tsunade stood glaring at Jiraiya's back for a while until she was sure that he wasn't going to look back then she went back to her desk and took out a sheet of paper and a pen from a drawer. After sitting back down on her comfy executive chair, she began to write.
I need your help. Would you please consent to have a meeting with me? This is a very urgent matter. Please reply with the date and time if ever you are willing. I'm sorry if I am imposing on you but as I said, this is a very urgent matter.
'There,' Tsunade thought to herself. 'It looks official enough. Now I just have to send it.'
"Shizune!" she shouted, calling for her assistant.
A sound of running footsteps and the opening of a door were heard until Shizune spoke.
"Get me our fastest eagle." Tsunade said.
"Eagle?" Shizune asked. "What for?"
"I need to send a letter." Tsunade said evasively. "Don't ask."
"Okay, I'll see what I can do." Shizune said obediently.
"Thank you." Said Tsunade gratefully.
Shizune left the room and Tsunade was left to ponder some thoughts that were beginning to run in circles in her mind.
'I wonder if he will consent to have a meeting…knowing Albus, he probably will…that man is just too noble to refuse help to a friend in great need of it.'
'Yes,' she thought to herself, felling a lot better. 'he will, without a doubt, agree to talk to me.'
A few moments later, Shizune returned with Ichigo, the fastest Delivery Eagle in the village. The eagle was smaller than the avearage eagle, but it more than made up for that because of its speed. It was a beautiful brown color speckled with a few dashes of black and white. It was aptly named after the strawberry-like red marking on it's chest.
"Thank you, Shizune." Tsunade said, taking the bird in her hands.
"You're welcome, Hokage-sama." Shizune said. "If you need anything, please call me again."
Shizune then left the room and closed the door behind her.
Tsunade rolled the sheet of paper, tied it with a red ribbon, sealed it with the official seal of the Hokage and wrote outside:Albus Dumbledore
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Scotland
She then attached the letter to Ichigo's leg and gave him some instructions.
"Deliver this to Albus Dumbledore in Hogwarts." She curtly said to the eagle. "Don't lose it. Wait for his reply and fly back here immediately. Do you understand?"
The eagle gave a loud squawk as if in confirmation to Tsunade's question and then took flight, exiting through the open window that Tsunade just opened.
"Now, all we have to do is wait." She said, sighing to herself.
Well, what do you think? Should I keep writing or should I stop because I suck so badly at it? This chapter was much shorter than I originally planned but I already wanted to post it now so here it is. I already have a few more pages written out but it would seem incomplete if I posted it all. Anyway, I think that this is a good part to end this chapter. Please leave a review! It's my first time to actually try to write one of the stories that are bouncing around in my head and it would really help me to know what you guys think! Next chapter would be up by next week! See you again then! Thanks again for reading!