Naruto: Legacy of the Rasengan
By: Tellemicus Sundance
Chapter 1—What Started It All
The annoying buzz of a sleeper's worst foe was ringing loudly in his ears. With a frustrated growl, the mop of blonde hair tired to crawl deeper inside of his stiff pillow. As his groggy mind unwillingly returned to the land of the living, he lashed out blindly at the noise.
Any relief he may have felt at striking the object was squashed when it fell from the bedside table and clattered loudly on the floor. Succumbing to anger, Naruto climbed out from his mattress to pummel the enemy of his sleep.
He couldn't wait to become Hokage. Then he'd have the village's respect. He could walk proudly down the streets. People would smile and wave. Everyone would be happy and get a good night's sleep. Maybe he could pass a law that outlawed evil clocks—
A glare at the aforementioned instrument made all thoughts vanish when what it was showing clicked in his befuddled brain. Six o'clock in the morning, and the academy started at six-thirty. That would mean...
"I'm gonna be late!" he screamed as he jumped and tried to do a million things at once.
He was trying to pull on a too-large orange vest while holding a cup of instant ramen in one hand. The other hand was attempting to slip on a sandal that was obviously too large for his small feet as he rushed out his door. Despite how much of a hurry that he was in, he did take the time to pause long enough to lock his door. Then he sprinted as fast as his short legs could carry him.
Dressed in a simple white kimono, a quiet, little girl stood outside the gate to Konohagakure's most prestigious clan. One would think that being the heir to the clan and a user of an advanced bloodline would have the girl carrying herself like some kind of royalty. But her face was down and her shoulders were slumped, suggesting a timid nature.
She was waiting for a Chuunin to arrive and escort her to the Konoha Shinobi Academy. In a small bag in her hands was a bento and several writing utensils and accessories. The white-lavender eyed girl kept glancing from side to side, looking for the Chuunin lady.
Sighing, Hinata began wondering if she should journey to the academy by herself. But this train of thought ended when she spotted a dust cloud and a rapidly growing orange figure approaching. A blonde-haired boy, probably close to her age, was running as fast as he could in clothes that barely fit him.
As he was almost to her, he suddenly dropped a small package. He tried to stop and dash back for it, but he stumbled on his sandals and went tumbling in a heap to land at the startled Hinata's feet.
Dropping her bag reflexively, she watched as the boy righted himself. Sitting up, he rubbed his sore head and aching chest, panting quite heavily. Peeking an eye open, he saw a pair of small feet and a bag beside them in front of him.
Hinata had just worked up the courage to speak when the strange boy looked up. His face, though slightly tanned, was red as he tried to catch his breath. He tilted his face slightly to the side as he gazed at her with the brightest set of blue eyes she'd ever seen. Her cheeks instantaneously reddened slightly at his piercing yet gentle gaze.
Chuckling loudly, he put on a large, toothy grin as he started rubbing the back of his neck. "Just my luck to trip, eh?"
Glancing around he spotted his ramen only a few feet away. Looking back up at the dark blue-haired girl, he tried to decide which he should do: make a friend or get to the academy? He chose the former, after all he didn't exactly know where the academy was.
"What's your name?" A very large grin and eager eyes stared up at her as he continued, "I'm Uzumaki Naruto, future Hokage of Konoha."
He was talking…he was talking to her…he was talking to her and waiting for a reply. She knew that she had to answer. Her slightly red cheeks seemed to brighten as words twisted and tangled in her throat, never quite escaping. Finally, after much strain on her part, she managed to stutter out, "H-Hyuuga…Hi-Hina…ta."
"Hyuuga Hinata?" he repeated, testing the name.
Naruto's grin widened, but it seemed different than before. She didn't knew exactly why, but this time it seemed to reach his eyes.
"Okay," he said happily. "Um…do you know the way to the Shinobi Academy, Hinata-chan?"
This time her whole face turned a very bright sakura. The only person to have called her Hinata-chan before was her mother. Hinata was spared from having to answer the question, however, when another female spoke up. "She was just leaving for the academy, Uzumaki-san."
Both children visibly jumped when they heard the voice. They faced the pretty, red-eyed Chuunin with varying degrees of surprise, fear, and embarrassment. Hinata felt ready to faint at getting caught by surprise with this boy, her already deep blush could easily decipher the degree of her embarrassment. Naruto could only look at the woman with fear that she might make him leave his new friend.
Yuuhi Kurenai watched the two children thoughtfully for a moment. She would have to be blind, deaf, and dumb to not see the beginnings of a crush in her young charge. And not a person in Konoha had no heard of the 'demon boy's' dream of one day becoming Hokage. It took little imagination to see why the two were together.
Picking up Naruto's forgotten cup of instant ramen, she handed it to him as he climbed to his feet. Glancing from one child to the next, she let a small smile out. These two would make an adorable couple in the future.
"Come on, Hyuuga-sama, Uzumaki-san," she said as her smile widened slightly. "We don't want you late for your first class."
The statement earned her another blush from Hinata and a surprised, but fast growing smile from Naruto.
Author's Note: This is my first Naruto fanfic, so please flame me for all I'm worth. I want this story to turn out as well as I've imagined. If I'm off on anyone's character, forget something, or such, TELL ME! I know this was short, but I've got limited time and will do my best to update as soon as possible.
For those of you who've read my earlier and current story, I'm sorry to say that I've fallen in love with this section to the time being. It doesn't mean that I'll abandon UV, it's just on hold for a while. I promise I'll update that one once I've gotten a boost of inspiration to finish it.