DISCLAIMER: I did not, do not and will never ever own Naruto… Whew…
Anyway, I won't do stuff like 'Hokage-sama', instead, I'll use 'Master Hokage'.
And… I changed the 100 years into half a millennium. Sounds reasonable, don't you think?
Nearly 500 years after Konoha was attacked by Orochimaru and after the Third's death, Konoha was already back in business. The Chuunin exam was being held and many Gennin from different countries participated.
At the Chuunin exams: Prelims.
"Where's the Hokage? He should be here to watch the matches…" a worried female Jounin said.
"Don't worry... we still have half an hour before the matches start" another female Jounin replied.
"I'll go look for him." poof she disappeared in a puff of smoke.
Inside the Hokage's office
"Master Hokage? Where are you?" she peeped through the door and entered, "Come on, Hizachi! Stop hiding! They need you at the Prelims."
There was no response. Silence filled the room and she could hear her heartbeat, when suddenly…
"Didn't anyone teach you to knock?" the 70th Hokage was standing on the ceiling upside-down.
"Master Hokage! What are you doing? Don't scare me!" she shouted.
"Damn… I'm the Hokage and you're still scolding me…"
"Well, show some responsibility! You should go to the Prelims. After all, you are the 70th Hokage."
"Don't worry, I'll go…"
"You always say that, but you don't really go!"
"Alright! Let's go! Geez…" he jumped down from the ceiling.
"You know, if you weren't my teammate, I would've killed you the first day I became Hokage. You're so annoying!"
"Shut up, Hizachi! You're acting like the Fifth!"
"At least I don't use my skills to be young."
"That's because you ARE young. Just like the Fourth."
"Why are you comparing me to the other Hokage?"
"Because you are a Hokage."
"Whatever." He said before they walked out of his office.
At the Prelims
"Somebody please tell me the reason why I'm here…" Hizachi sighed.
"That's because you're the Hokage."
"Why can't you just go get the 69th, or maybe the 68th?"
"That's because you are the current Hokage." she was starting to get annoyed.
"Whatever…" he sighed again.
Then, one ANBU appeared next to him and whispered something to him. He nodded and stood up. The ANBU disappeared, he faced the Jounin and a smile appeared on his face.
"What's wrong with you?" the Jounin asked.
"I can leave!" he replied.
"Uchiha Mizuki, we have a mission!"
"But… you can't leave the Prelims!"
"Simple… Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!" a single Hokage-clone appeared.
"That was your idea?"
"Yup. Now, let's go."
"Why do you have to go?"
"I'll explain on the way. Right now, we have to go."
Through the forest canopy outside Konoha
"Now can you tell me?" the Uchiha asked.
"Yeah, I suppose so…" he sighed while leaping on another branch.
"So, what's so important that the Hokage has to go?"
"The ANBU sensed something in the middle forest. Right now, we, along with the ANBU, have a Class S Mission on our hands."
"Alright, I understand. So, is it a high-level missing-nin?"
"Worse…" his face got serious.
"Then what is it?"
"Kyuubi…" he trailed off, remaining quiet the rest of the way.
Eventually, they reached the place Hizachi was talking about. They jumped down to the ground and landed in the middle of 5 ANBU.
"Where is it?" the Hokage asked seriously.
"We don't know. It's chakra is so massive, it covers a 500 meter radius."
"I didn't know that the Kyuubi was that powerful. Something's wrong." Mizuki said.
"Your right, something is definitely wrong. That thing was supposed to be dead!" the Hokage gritted his teeth, but relaxed in a matter of seconds.
"Mizuki, you're an Uchiha, use your Sharingan. Look for the Kyubi."
"Right." She closed her eyes and opened them to reveal an activated Sharingan. She looked around for traces of the Kyuubi. After a few minutes of searching, she deactivated the Sharingan.
"Did you find it?"
"No. It's chakra is everywhere. However, I did see a dense cluster of its chakra moving rapidly underground."
"That's the Kyuubi…" he put on his forehead protector, "All ANBU are to return to Konoha. Order all Jounin and Chuunin to defend it. All Gennin should accompany all civilians to evacuate. You are authorized to use your jutsu to drive the people away from Konoha."
"Yes. We're going." All 5 ANBU disappeared in a puff of smoke.
"Yes, Master Hokage?"
"Please inform the 69th and 68th about the current situation. If I fail, they, along with the ANBU and the other ninjas, are the only ones that could stop the Kyuubi. Now go!"
"Hizachi… what about you?"
"Don't worry about me. Once this is over, I'll annoy you all day."
"Alright. I'll wait for you. Be careful."
Mizuki disappears in a puff of smoke. Hizachi turned around and felt the ground shake violently.
"Well, haven't done this in a while…" he sighed and activated his nameless bloodline limit. His eyes looked like a three dotted sharingan, but blue. It has the same capabilities as the byakugan and sharingan. He can also let other people see, feel, and experience what he wants them to feel.
Seconds later, the shaking stopped. Things calmed down for a few seconds until the Kyuubi shot out of the ground and landed right in front of him. The Kyuubi started growling at him.
"What a surprise… to be actually in front of the Kyuubi… you know, you should be dead." He talked to the Kyuubi, but it just kept on growling at him.
"Oh well, let's just get this done." He performed a few hand seals and started gathering chakra on his right hand, making the sound of a thousand birds. He charged at the fox in full speed and hit dead on the spot, but the fox was barely scratched and threw him a hundred meters through the trees. He finally stopped when he hit a large tree, hitting his back extremely hard.
"Who am I kidding? Chidori won't work… I'm not surprised by Yondaime's death after facing this thing."
On the walls of Konaha
The ANBU, with all the Jounins and Chuunins were standing near and on the walls. The 68th and 69th Hokage were having a little talk with Mizuki.
"Are you saying that Hizachi is fighting that thing alone? He's crazy!" the 69th said.
"Only the Third and the Fourth know how to bring that thing down."
"Don't worry, I'm sure he'll succeed… I hope." Mizuki put her hands together and placed them on her chest. From their location, they could see explosions and trees flying in every direction. Smoke rose from the forest as fires started around the fox. This made Mizuki extremely worried. She wanted to help Hizachi, but as the Hokage, his orders were to be followed.
Almost an hour has passed since the fight started. The Kyuubi was showing no signs of fatigue or strain while Hizachi was almost knocked-out.
"Damn… at this rate, I will be killed and the rest of Konoha will be obliterated…" he ran away from the Kyuubi in the direction opposite of Konoha. The Kyuubi followed him, trying to get a bite out of him every now and then.
"Whoa… according to historians, the Kyuubi was powerful, but not this much." He stopped running and turned to face the Kyuubi.
"I guess I'll have to use my last resort… Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!" 2 copies of him appeared. The two copies distracted the Kyuubi while he stood behind a tree, forming all twelve hand seals in a cycle that repeated 3 times. When he finished the hand seals, a circle with ancient insignias appeared below his feet. The circle grew larger and larger until it reached the Kyuubi. He walked towards the Kyuubi as his hair were standing up because of the upward surge of energy.
"Oh well… looks like I can't annoy her now. Sorry, Mizuki…" he opened his palms and placed them on the ground.
"Gate of Ages, Open!"
The insignias in the circle started glowing and sent up a pillar of light as wide as the circle itself. The lines that went criss-cross on the circle moved towards the Kyuubi, binding it. The light intensified. The energy surge became more powerful. Everything inside the circle was levitating.
"Alright, let's see you escape this."
Below them, the inner part of the circle began to crack and started sucking small particles.
Everybody saw the pillar of light. Everybody stood in awe as the pillar grew. Then, after covering nearly half of the entire forest, the pillar started to shrink. It kept on shrinking until it was nothing but a thin line of light that got sucked to the ground. There was a few moments of silence until Hizachi arrived at Konoha.
"It is over. The Kyuubi is gone." He said, leaning on the wall.
Mizuki was extremely relieved when she saw him and she was staring to cry. All the shinobi that were standing guard ran towards Hizachi. Mizuki was allowed to pass through the crowd to reach the injured Hokage. She extended her arms and gave him a hug. Once her arms closed, Hizachi disappeared in a puff of smoke.
"Kage Bunshin…" the 69th Hokage said before he walked outside the gates of Konoha.
"If that was a bunshin, where is the real Hizachi?"
"I don't know. I'll take all ANBU out for a search. We need help from Hyuuga and Uchiha. Their bloodline limit could greatly help in our search for the 70th Hokage."
"Alright. Let's meet back here in 15 minutes." the 68th Hokage ordered.
"Let's just hope he's out there…"
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In a forest…somewhere…
"Hey! Wake up! Are you alright?" a blond ninja asked him. Judging by his forehead protector, he came from Konoha.
"Ouch…" it was all Hizachi could say. His vision was quite blurry and his body is very weak.
"Hey, Granny! Take a look at this guy! Can you help him?" the blond asked.
Another blond approached him, this time, a female.
"He's got severe injuries and his chakra is extremely low. Even if I help him, he won't be able to recover until after a month."
"Just help him. We'll bring him to Konoha's Hospital after that."
"Yeah, whatever." The lady answered as she started to heal him. His wounds were closing and his eyes finally focused on his 'rescuers'. Upon seeing the face of the person healing him, he did not know whether to be happy or surprised. Happy because he is definitely saved and surprised because he's not supposed to be seeing her.
"Can you tell me something?" he asked weakly.
"Sure, go ahead…"
"Well, I hate to sound stupid, but… how many Hokage are there in Konoha? Both dead and alive."
"Five? Are you sure?"
"What? You call me a liar?" Tsunade gave the tree behind Hizachi a slight punch, which made it fall down. In the background, Naruto's voice could be heard shouting 'TIMBER!'.
"Alright." Hizachi sat up, 'if there are only 5 Hokage, that means I went back to the past… damn! I have to find the Kyuubi…"
to be continued…
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A/N: Well, my first Naruto fic is here. Please review and NO FLAMES! I, however, would like to ask for help about some stuff… and, if you think you know how I should improve, please go ahead and tell me.