I don't own anything from the manga/anime Naruto. It is Masashi Kishimoto that owns Naruto. This is a fan fiction based on Masashi Kishimoto's manga and anime: Naruto.
"VERY LOUD YELLING"
Authors note: a comment from me about the story.
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To those that wonder about the Shunshin no jutsu in this fic. I am one of those that are under the belief that Yondaime had a variation to the Shunshin most ninjas use. That is the version that Naruto learned. I don't care if you think I'm wrong about this. I've read the manga, Kakashi Gaiden, and it stands there "Sensei's Shunshin no jutsu", referring to Yondaime. So, for this story, Shunshin and Hirashin are two separate jutsus. Shunshin uses a jutsu marker placed on either the human or the place the target wants to go to. Shunshin doesn't emit any signature. The user simply vanishes, and can only travel to one target. Uses less chakra than the Hirashin. Hirashin uses the tri-tipped kunai to allow the user to travel to where the kunai is, but also allows to travel to another kunai of the same type. Hirashi emits a yellow flash when used, and drains a lot of chakra.
Sasuke was walking down the road towards the restaurant he was supposed to meet Kakashi at. In his mind, dark thoughts rolled.
'How did the dobe become that powerful? He even summoned something that was supposed to be dead. It must be that White Wolf. He has made the dobe that powerful. Why him? Why not me? The dobe doesn't deserve that power, I do. I'm the one who knows how to use power, not the dobe.' Sasuke thought and kicked a pebble. He then looked up and saw two people, one of them he did not want to see, and the other…
Tenshi and Haku walked towards the shop where they usually bought the offerings to put on the memory stone. Tenshi was using his cane to walk, while Haku, ever watchful, made sure he didn't collide with anything. Sometimes she had to steer him around some villagers who wouldn't move, usually by taking his hand and leading him. Neither of the two had anything against that though.
Haku noticed Sasuke coming towards them when they had passed a group of villagers. She could see his gaze focus on her hand interlaced with Tenshi's. She could also have sworn that she saw the gaze darken and could feel a small amount of killer intent.
"I think Sasuke-kun is mad at me," Tenshi said and chuckled. Haku looked at him before looking back at Sasuke, whose anger seemed to be growing by the second.
"I wonder if he is jealous," Haku said and she could practically feel how Tenshi kept his laughter in check.
"I see," he replied, amusement clear in his voice.
Sasuke's eyes narrowed, specifically on Tenshi and Haku's hand.
'And why does she always go with him? Why doesn't she go with me? She should throw herself at me like the rest of them. I'm an Uchiha, he's from a no name clan. Unlike those pathetic fan-girls, she is actually strong. She would be perfect to rebuild the Uchiha clan with. I bet she would bear strong children,' Sasuke thought. By the time he had thought that, he had reached the two and stopped in front of them.
'I can't believe I'm doing this. Me, an Uchiha,' Sasuke thought, fighting down a rather strong blush.
"Haku-san, would you go out with me?" Sasuke asked in a clear voice. He was an Uchiha after all.
Haku blinked, and blinked and blinked. Tenshi suddenly felt her squeeze his hand, almost as if commanding him not to let go.
"Um, no. I'll have to say no thank you to that. Sorry," Haku replied and she almost laughed at the expression on his face. He looked like he fell down from the moon. The same could be said about the fan girls behind him.
Sasuke quickly composed himself though.
"Hn," he grunted and walked past them, although he made sure to thump into Tenshi, who stood his ground, making Sasuke stumble slightly.
Haku looked after him, wondering if she could perhaps have been a little bit nicer. She then noticed that she no longer held Tenshi's hand. Looking around, she saw him resuming his walk towards the shop they were headed for. Hurrying after him, she failed to notice the murderous glares Sasuke's fan-girls sent her.
Tenshi was standing in the shop, waiting for the shopkeeper to get him the usual offering. He felt Haku walk up to him and turned to her.
"You sure about that?" he asked and she looked at him curiously.
"About what?" she responded.
"About saying 'no' to Sasuke. You know, a lot of girls would kill to be asked out by him," Tenshi said, mostly amused. Haku got quiet, as if she looked at him curiously.
"A lot of girls would kill to be in my shoes daily," she stated and accepted the offering from the shopkeeper and walked out, leaving a confused Tenshi and an amused shopkeeper.
Sasuke was fuming. 'How dare she? Reject an Uchiha. That's unheard of. She should…what the? Kakashi?' Sasuke thought, seeing Kakashi early of all things.
"Kakashi? You're early," Sasuke pointed out.
"Yeah, I do that sometimes," the one-eyed Jounin replied. Sasuke then noticed the shop Kakashi was standing in front of.
"I don't like natto or sweets," Sasuke said.
"I see," Kakashi said, not really caring. He gave an almost non existent nod towards Kurenai and Asuma, which Sasuke had ignored up until now. They nodded back and vanished.
Sasuke almost wondered what they were up to, but ignored it.
"Well, I'll see you later," Kakashi said and vanished.
"Che," Sasuke said, irritated for his waste of time. He was about to leave when he felt a lingering chakra signature. It was faint, but to him, it was unmistakable.
'Itachi! Here? Where? I'll kill him.' Sasuke thought, looking around for the elusive Uchiha. He then understood.
'Kakashi and those other two went after him. I'll follow them and kill him,' Sasuke thought and started to look for where he thought they had gone to.
Tenshi and Haku was at the memorial for the fallen ninjas. Haku had laid down their offering and both were now praying for the souls of those that had fallen.
When Haku rose from her kneeling position in front of the stone, she looked up and saw that Tenshi was focused on something towards the river not far away.
"What is it?" Haku asked, knowing he had better senses than her, and probably could follow things she couldn't.
"Let's go! Kakashi, Asuma and Kurenai need our help." Tenshi said. Haku nodded and followed as Tenshi rushed towards the river.
Kakashi was worried. In front of him were Uchiha Itachi and some unknown person from Akatsuki. As if Itachi wasn't enough, this new person, whom Kakashi thought was a woman, he wasn't sure, since she hadn't taken off her coat and hat. But either way, this new person was dangerous. First she had broken Asuma's knuckle knives, before she had forced Kakashi to copy her jutsu to stop it from killing Asuma. Then she had almost slashed him in two with a very short blade. The blade couldn't have been more than half an inch long. How she could fight with such a small blade was beyond him, but she could. And now, Itachi was talking about him doing this faster. 'Oh, no… Not the Mangekyou.'
"ITACHI!" said a roaring voice, filled with hate, pain and rage, followed by the chirping of birds.
'Oh no.' Kakashi, Asuma and Kurenai thought.
Sasuke jumped between trees as fast as he could. He was suddenly very glad that Kakashi had taught him to summon dogs. They were weak, but they were good trackers. Right now, he wasn't far away. The dog lead him straight up to the fight. He arrived in time to see Itachi talk to Kakashi and those other two. Sasuke's eyes widened at what he heard.
"You are after Naruto?" Kakashi asked, shock evident in his voice, at least it sounded that way to Sasuke.
"It was an order from our organisation to capture Naruto-kun. But it was not our intention to start a war here. I will do this faster than my playful partner," Itachi said and Sasuke got the impression that the other person in black and red cloak was pouting. But Sasuke didn't care. He didn't care if Itachi was after "the dobe," as Sasuke saw him. All he cared about was killing Itachi.
Forming the seals for his strongest jutsu, Sasuke focused more chakra into the Chidori than he ever had, while activating his Sharingan.
"ITACHI!" Sasuke roared and rushed towards his 'victim'.
His focus only on his prey, Sasuke practically flew towards Itachi, pumping so much chakra into his legs that he though he was almost starting up a Chidori there as well.
'Chidori?' Itachi thought, watching impassively as his little brother came towards him.
"DIE!" Sasuke screamed, thrusting his Chidori out towards Itachi, who moved faster than Sasuke could see. With an explosion, the Chidori went off, to Itachi's side.
The older Uchiha was holding onto the younger's wrist, having deflected the jutsu harmlessly to the side.
"You're weak, little brother." Itachi said and broke Sasuke's wrist. Sasuke screamed in pain and tried to pull away. Itachi let him go and Sasuke jumped away, before jumping towards Itachi and trying to use some Taijutsu he had gotten from Lee. But Itachi simply grabbed hold of his leg and broke that too. Before Sasuke could react, Itachi slammed him into the wall behind him.
"You are weak. Why are you weak? It's because you lack hatred," Itachi said and was about to say something else when Kakashi rushed towards him, intent on freeing his student.
"Stay away. Don't interfere," Sasuke said and Kakashi stopped. He looked at Sasuke for a moment before moving to attack anyway, but Itachi's companion stepped in his way.
"Let's let them be, shall we? They haven't seen each other for such a long time," she said and the sound of a fist hitting a body came, along with a grunt of pain from Sasuke. Kakashi saw that Itachi wasn't pulling any punches and was quickly pounding Sasuke into oblivion. But then Itachi stopped. Sasuke hesitantly opened his eyes when the beating stopped and looked straight into the Mangekyou Sharingan. Sasuke felt himself falling and looked around when he stopped. To his horror, he was back in his parents' house, the night of the Uchiha massacre. He saw his mother and father sitting on the floor in front of him. He tried to call them, but they didn't move to acknowledge him.
"Tsukuyomi. For the next 24 hours, you'll wander endlessly around that day," Itachi's voice came. Then the killing started, and along with it, Sasuke's screams.
In the real world, Kakashi, Kurenai and Asuma winced as they heard the screams coming from Sasuke, knowing there was nothing they could do to help. Then the screaming stopped and Sasuke became limp in Itachi's grasp.
"You really didn't hold back on him, did you, Itachi-sama?" Itachi's companion asked. She didn't notice Kakashi forming seals until she heard what sounded like lightning, and Kakashi yelled: "Raikiri (lightning edge)," and trusted his jutsu, the big brother of the Chidori, into Itachi's companion's back. She had a look of surprise on her face, before she turned into water.
"Mizu bunshin," Kakashi stated before he felt a punch to a pressure point back in his neck. He felt himself fall down to his knees, his body feeling limp and heavy.
"Oh my, he didn't collapse completely. Impressive, but you won't be able to fight for a while," Itachi's companion said and walked towards her partner. She flipped out of the way of several ice needles that came flying towards her. Itachi let go of Sasuke to jump away from a roundhouse kick that Tenshi sent his way. Tenshi grabbed onto Sasuke, and jumped to where Haku was standing next to Kurenai and Asuma, with Kakashi slung over her shoulder.
"Itachi!" Tenshi growled, and readied himself for a fight. Itachi's companion also readied herself.
"Stop, Yuki," Itachi said, and his companion, now known as Yuki, relaxed.
"We didn't come here to start a war. Let's go," Itachi said and the two vanished. Kurenai and Asuma breathed a sigh of relief each, glad that was over.
"Let's get these two to the hospital." Tenshi said and the others nodded.
Kakashi woke up to a warm hand on his forehead. He opened his eye and saw Tsunade standing there, healing him.
"Geez, one woman did this to you. Some genius you are," Tsunade scolded as she lifted her hand from Kakashi's forehead. He sat up, although while shaking, and bowed his head.
"I'm sorry," he said weakly. Tsunade waved it off.
"Forget it. Even Tenshi lost to Itachi. But tell me, what happened exactly?" Tsunade asked.
Naruto and Ino watched in interest as Sakura healed Sasuke with Rin and Shizune observing. After a while, she stepped back and Sasuke slowly opened his eyes. He looked around, slowly realising where he was. He sat up and the memories of what just happened came rushing back to him.
Naruto, Sakura and Ino looked at each other. They didn't like Sasuke all that much, he was Naruto's rival after all, but they didn't like to see him like this. He looked so lost, so empty.
"Hey, Sasuke. Snap out of it, would you?" Naruto exclaimed, but had no visible effect on the Uchiha. Naruto was about to say something else, but then Tsunade came in.
"Oh, Sakura's already healed you. Good," she said, but again no reaction came from Sasuke.
"Where is Tenshi and Haku-chan?" Rin asked, and everyone noticed Sasuke's hand twitched once at the mention of Tenshi and twice when he heard 'Haku-chan'.
"I had to send them on a mission. Tenshi's back to active duty, and he and Haku left half an hour ago." Tsunade said. Rin nodded in understanding.
"Eh, but what about us?" Naruto asked and Tsunade half glared at him.
"Shut up, brat." She said and with that started a verbal spar with the blonde ninja, much to the amusement of the others in the room. Except Sasuke. He didn't care, and his mind was filled with dark images. Most about his family and brother. Some of a brown haired girl rejecting him and some about a man with glowing eyes, utterly humiliating him. And finally a blonde ninja, beating a demon Sasuke couldn't even compare to.
'I need to get stronger.' Sasuke thought, and a throb of pain from his shoulder reminded him of a certain ex-Sannin.
'Dobe and his bitch got strong by training under two Sannin. If I get trained by the strongest Sannin, then…' Sasuke thought, and mentally grinned at the thought of killing his brother.
'This place…all it does is hold me back. I don't need Konoha. I need power. Power to kill him.' Sasuke thought and looked up at the scene in front of him. Tsunade had Naruto in a headlock, giving him a noogie to end all noogies. Sasuke was disgusted by the scene.
'Look at them. Playing around. If you have time to play, then train. This place…it'll just make me weak. I have to leave.' Sasuke thought and lay down to plan his escape.
Sasuke ran out of Konoha. He had been released from the hospital earlier that day, and was eager to get away. That is, until four figures dropped down in front of him.
"Who are you?" Sasuke asked, recognising their forehead protectors from the Sound village.
"Sasuke-sama, we were sent by Orochimaru." One of them said.
"We are to help you and guide you to the Sound." Another said. Sasuke glared at them, before walking past them.
"Let's go." He said, no emotion in his voice. He didn't even take a last look at his birthplace.
Naruto was annoyed. He had been sleeping peacefully, but a sudden banging on the door woke him.
"What?" he asked while ripping his door up and saw Shikamaru standing there wearing a Chuunin jacket.
"Come on. We have a mission. Sasuke left last night." Shikamaru said. Instantly Naruto was awake.
"Let me get my things." He said. Ten minutes later, they left Naruto's apartment.
Half an hour later, Shikamaru and Naruto had been joined by Chouji, Kiba and Akamaru and Neji. Naruto had wanted to find Sakura and Ino, but there was no time.
"Alright, this is how we move. Kiba up front, I'm behind him, Naruto behind me, Chouji behind Naruto and Neji behind Chouji using the Byakugan to make sure we aren't followed." Shikamaru said and the others nodded, feeling impressed by Shikamaru's ability to make a plan in a moment.
"Let's go." Shikamaru said and they took off.
It didn't take long for them to start to catch up. They had come across two Jounins, one of them the examiner for the main matches. The two were injured, but not in mortal danger. The team had no choice but to continue anyway, leaving the two behind. However, Naruto did make some kage bunshin to go and alert Tsunade to the fact that Sasuke wasn't alone and where the injured Jounins were.
"We're gaining on them." Kiba said and Shikamaru nodded. They stopped in a tree and Shikamaru turned to Neji.
"Can you use your Byakugan to scout ahead?" he asked and Neji nodded.
"Byakugan!" he said and veins around his now white eyes pulsed and pumped.
"There are four of them. I don't see Sasuke, but there is a big barrel that I can't see into. It's protected by some advanced seals, but I assume Sasuke is in there. They seem to be resting, probably from the fight." Neji said and Shikamaru nodded.
"Alright, let's go!" Shikamaru said and they moved out again, although much more cautiously, in case of traps.
Naruto was anxious. 'How did this happen?' he thought, while leaping from tree to tree.
First they had been stopped by the fat Sound nin, which first had trapped them in a dome of dirt, where he sucked out their chakra. Chouji managed to break out using his family jutsu. Then Chouji said to go ahead, and took on the fat guy by himself.
Then Neji took on the spider freak, and Kiba and Akamaru fell into a ravine with the grey haired dude wearing lipstick. Then Shikamaru and Naruto caught up to the girl who now was carrying the barrel, but some other Sound nin came and took the barrel. Shikamaru had stayed behind to fight the girl, and Naruto had gone ahead.
He had caught up with the new Sound nin, just as the barrel burst and Sasuke came out, although he looked different. His skin was ash grey and his hair was longer and paler. Before Naruto could say anything, Sasuke had started running. The new Sound dude had stepped into Naruto's way.
The new Sound nin was hard to tell anything about. He wore long, baggy clothes, had lots of bandages wrapped around his head, had the same device on his arm as that Dosu guy had and hade the same holes in his palms as the Zaku guy. He also had long hair, like the Kin girl.
'What the? Who is this guy?' Naruto had thought, before forming several kage bunshin and trying to kick his ass. The guy had simply lifted his arm and a huge blast of wind destroyed all the kage bunshin. That's when Lee had appeared, telling Naruto to go after Sasuke. Naruto didn't wait to be told twice. And now…now Naruto was staring at Sasuke, who stood on the head of the giant statue of the First Hokage at the Valley of the End, but Sasuke didn't look normal. Half his face had the cursed seal marks on, and the eye was black while the iris was golden.
"So…dobe-chan has come to stop me?" Sasuke taunted.
Naruto narrowed his eyes. Sasuke seemed so different. His chakra didn't feel the same, it felt like a cross between Sasuke's and someone else's. Someone evil. Also, the way Sasuke held himself spoke of one thing. Confidence. Sasuke had always been arrogant, but now he looked like he felt like he was the strongest there is. Naruto knew that even Sasuke at his most arrogant, knew that he wasn't the strongest. But this Sasuke was different.
"What happened to you? Why are you doing this?" Naruto asked. What he got in return, was a cold laugh.
"Dobe-chan wants to know what happened. How cute." Sasuke said and vanished from Naruto's sight. Naruto's eyes widened as he felt Sasuke behind him. Sasuke leaned against him, wrapping a hand across his shoulders.
"I grew up. This pathetic village only holds me back. I will never be strong in this place. Just look at you and that Hokage-bitch. Playing around like kids. If you have time to play, then train. This place won't give me the strength I need to beat my brother. Only Orochimaru can give me that." Sasuke said before punching Naruto in the back. Naruto was sent forward, but flipped in the air and landed in a crouch, but once again, Sasuke was behind him.
"You are weak." Sasuke stated, an arrogant smirk on his face.
'Is this guy for real?' Naruto asked in his head.
"I don't think you should underestimate him, although he is so stupid it reeks of him. Heck, even you are smarter, kit. I can't believe he doesn't realise that both his brother and Orochimaru got powerful in Konoha." Kyuubi replied. Naruto decided not to reply, and jumped forward, while grabbing Sasuke's arm. Using his forward momentum, Naruto swung Sasuke and slammed him into the First Hokage's head. Sasuke strangely didn't move to get away, allowing himself to be thrown around like a rag doll. If Naruto noticed this, he didn't seem to be bothered by it, as he lifted Sasuke into the air and slammed him into the ground again. He was about to do it again, but Sasuke twisted around and punched Naruto's wrist. Naruto felt his wrist snap, forcing him to let go and jump back.
'Kyuubi. Heal my wrist?' Naruto asked hurriedly. He got an "Ungrateful kit" in return, before he felt Kyuubi's chakra heal his wrist. Sasuke just stood there, the arrogant smirk on his face. Naruto noticed that his Sharingan wasn't on.
'That's my chance.' Naruto thought and once he felt Kyuubi finish healing his wrist, he formed the ram seal and released his weights. Sasuke took a ready stance, still with the arrogant smirk and activated his Sharingan. Naruto ran towards Sasuke, much faster than Sasuke thought he could and punched towards the Uchiha. Sasuke dodged, but since his attention had been on the charging Naruto, he couldn't dodge the kick from Naruto's kage bunshin that had been in his shadow. The kick hit Sasuke in the head and sent him flying down from the First Hokage statue and down into the water below. Naruto jumped after and landed nimbly on the water, watching as Sasuke rose to the surface and climbed onto the surface of the water.
Sasuke was surprised, and almost let it show.
'The Dobe managed to hit me? Impossible!' Sasuke thought and formed seals.
"Katon: Housenka no jutsu!" he called. Naruto formed seals of his own and yelled:
"Raiton: Raiden no atemi no jutsu." the lightning bolt knocked the fireballs out of the way, and the thunder clap was deafening. Sasuke had covered his head with his arms, and when he couldn't hear anything, he looked up. He was surprised to see that Naruto was standing in front of him, unharmed. But what surprised him the most was that he didn't hear anything, not even the massive waterfall behind him.
'Genjutsu?' Sasuke thought, but pain in his ears answered his question.
'His thunder deafened me.' Sasuke thought in horror. 'Hearing is an important sense, and if the dobe planned for that to happen, then he…' Sasuke thought but was interrupted when Naruto threw five shuriken towards him. Sasuke dodged the shuriken, which was thrown so that they forced him to run in a half circle, loosing his sight of Naruto.
When Sasuke had dodged the shuriken, he looked around for Naruto, but didn't see him. His hearing was slowly coming back, but Sasuke knew he couldn't hear Naruto approach, not with the hampered hearing and Naruto's training in assassination.
'Damn that Tenshi. Why did he make the dobe so good, and refuse to teach me?' Sasuke thought angrily. He wowed to himself that when he had killed Itachi, he would kill Tenshi.
Sasuke scanned the area again, but still no Naruto. In a final ditch attempt to see the elusive blonde, Sasuke pumped as much chakra into his eyes as he could. Suddenly he couldn't see straight at all, before his vision became clearer than ever.
'What…oh, I see. I mastered the Sharingan. Heh, now the dobe doesn't have a chance. Ah, there he is.' Sasuke thought, seeing Naruto wearing his invisibility jutsu. Sasuke charged and Naruto tried to hit him, but Sasuke saw every motion before it was done and dodged before countering with a blow to the stomach. He was surprised when Naruto puffed out in a cloud of smoke.
'Kage bunshin? How the…' Sasuke's thoughts was rather harshly cut of by a foot slamming into his chin, knocking him upwards in the air. Several Narutos followed up, kicking Sasuke higher and higher. Sasuke opened his eyes and saw a Naruto on his way towards him, leg extended for a kick.
"Uzumaki Naruto rendan." Naruto called and slammed his foot into Sasuke's face, although Sasuke didn't hear what he said. Sasuke was sent spiralling down towards the lake bellow, but twisted in the air and landed. His cursed seal flared and spread, and Naruto felt Sasuke's chakra increase.
Sasuke speed off towards the Narutos landing on the water, hitting them and inwardly cursing each time one puffed into smoke. When he hit the last one, Sasuke was shocked to see that it too puffed into smoke.
'Where is he? Damn my hearing. Where is he?' Sasuke thought frantically.
'I need to hurry. He's hearing should come back soon.' Naruto thought.
"Beat the crap out of him, kit." Kyuubi replied.
Sasuke was feeling both relieved and concerned. His hearing, he noted, was gradually coming back, although not fast. And Naruto was still nowhere in sight. Sasuke knew that was bad, and turned around in circles to keep from being caught in the back. What he didn't expect was to be grabbed around the ankles and lifted up into the air by a chain of Naruos. The Naruto-chain twisted and swung Sasuke into the rock wall surrounding them. Sasuke responded with: "Katon: Ryuuka no jutsu" and the fire shot from him and travelled along the clones. Sasuke hoped Naruto would get fried as well. But no such luck, as another Naruto appeared behind the still firebreathing Sasuke, and slammed his hands into his back. Sasuke was forced to abort the jutsu, both because the pain that came from Naruto slamming into his back, but mainly from the fact that he was sent flying over the edge of the rock wall and down towards the lake again. But Naruto followed. Sasuke heard a faint swishing sound and soon found himself being hit over and over again by Narutos who went past him. Punch after punch landed on Sasuke's body. He could see them, but when he blocked punches, the clones would kick him, or some new clones would come out of nowhere.
'Could…that jutsu have done something to my Sharingan as well?' Sasuke wondered right before he hit the water.
'This is impossible. I can't be beaten by the dobe. It's…it's just not possible. Alright, let's see what the power Orochimaru gave me can do.' Sasuke said and his cursed seal spread more and turned his skin ash-grey. His hair became spiked and lengthened to the middle of his back. A mark like a shuriken appeared on his nose, his eyes turned black, although the Sharingan was still there. Then Sasuke rose from the water, where about six Narutos waited, looking uneasy, having felt the change in Sasuke's chakra. When Sasuke stood on the water again, he suddenly cringed in pain and a hand-like wing burst from his back. Another soon joined him, giving him some really weird looking wings.
"What power. With this, I can kill you, and most importantly I can kill Itachi." Sasuke said and the Narutos slid into their ready stance.
During Sasuke's transformation, Naruto stiffened and shivered.
'His chakra…suddenly turned so evil. What's happening?' Naruto asked Kyuubi.
"I don't know, but I think it smells slightly of snake. Anyway, better take some chakra. He will be much stronger now." Kyuubi advised and when Naruto felt the rush of familiar red chakra, he too transformed. Naruto got darker whisker-lines, red eyes with slits, nails grown into claws and more wild looking hair.
"Beat him up. And do it this time, kit." Kyuubi said. Naruto didn't reply.
Sasuke vanished and a moment later reappeared in the same spot he had stood. The six Narutos in front of him, puffed into smoke, one after one, holding the area where they had been hit, and wearing a pained expression.
"Where are you now, dobe? Trying to hide? Are you that afraid of me?" Sasuke asked and he vaguely heard Naruto laugh, but couldn't tell where it came from. Then he felt a fist crash into his head, sending him flying again. But this time, Sasuke used his hand-like wings to stop his flight and turn to see Naruto standing there. Sasuke was surprised to see Naruto having changed, but then something connected with his stomach, sending Sasuke flying again. What Sasuke hadn't noticed was the jutsu marker Naruto had placed on him when he had hit him earlier. Also, with Kyuubi giving and helping mould the chakra, Naruto could do the Shunshin perfectly.
'Tenshi's idea worked. Until I can do it perfectly on my own, you can help me.' Naruto said to the fox, who grinned sadistically.
"And that means I get to fight to. At least sort of." He said and laughed evilly, which made Naruto sweatdrop.
"What was that?" Sasuke asked himself, but a memory answered.
""It was an order from our organisation to capture Naruto-kun."" Came Itachi's voice and Sasuke suddenly realised why his brother was after Naruto.
"So, you have some power as well. Well, I have more." Sasuke said and rushed towards Naruto. Who dropped under Sasuke's punch and drew his katana, using the only sword technique Tenshi had taught him. Sasuke found himself with a slash across his chest and had to jump back.
'Fast. That was so fast, the Sharingan only caught it as a blur. And what is this power that's gathered in his arm?' Sasuke asked himself.
"Kit, watch yourself. Don't use that kenjutsu (sword-technique) without using my chakra at the same time. The damage to your muscles was huge." Kyuubi warned, being able to sense Naruto's body better than Naruto himself, Kyuubi felt the damage as it was being done.
'I know. It's so fast, the muscles almost tears. Thanks for healing me, stupid fox.' Naruto replied, actually feeling thankful for the fox's presence.
"Damn brat." Kyuubi shot back.
"It seems you are strong. Let's settle this, once and for all." Sasuke said and formed the seals for Chidori, but instead of the familiar blue lightning, what appeared in his hand was black lightning, and instead of the chirping of a thousand birds, it sounded like a thousand birds being tormented.
Naruto held out his hand and a Rasengan appeared, although this Rasengan was bigger and with both blue and red chakra in it.
"Let's end this." Both Naruto and Sasuke said, but then a blur appeared.
"Kabuto!" Both Sasuke and Naruto said, although Naruto was surprised, while Sasuke annoyed.
"Sasuke-sama, I've come to help." Kabuto said, pushing his glasses further up on his nose.
"What? You sent only Genin and one Chuunin after them?" Tenshi and Kakashi shouted in unison. Tsunade sighed and rubbed her temples.
"Yes, now shut up. Kakashi, here is your next mission. Tenshi, I need to perform another test on you. Where are you going?" Tsunade asked when Kakashi, Tenshi and Haku turned and walked out of the office.
"We're going after them." Tenshi said and waved at his boss, who sighed and pulled out a sake bottle.
"Damn that Uchiha. Damn that Orochimaru." Tsunade cursed, taking a huge swing of the bottle.
Tenshi focused on Haku and Kakashi, who ran next to him. In front of them, Nightshadow ran, following Naruto's trail.
"Kakashi, Haku and I are going on ahead. I have a bad feeling about this. We can move faster than you anyway. Try to find the ones that have separated from the rest and help them." Tenshi said and Kakashi nodded. Tenshi then grabbed Haku and placed her on Nightshadow.
"Come on, my dear, let's move. Try not to loose Haku, please." Tenshi said and Nightshadow laughed at him. They then speed of, leaving Kakashi behind.
'Please be on time.' He thought, before summoning Pakkun and searching for wounded Genin.
"Help?" Sasuke asked? Kabuto nodded.
"Yes. I have no doubt that you could win against Naruto-kun, but Orochimaru-sama doesn't want you to injure yourself. If you are injured, then you'll have to wait longer to become stronger. We wouldn't want that, would we?" Kabuto said and smirked.
"Whatever, just don't get in my way. Make sure my Chidori will hit the dobe." Sasuke ordered. Kabuto didn't object.
'Crap. Kyuubi, I need more chakra.' Naruto called and Kyuubi nodded.
"I know." Kyuubi replied and more chakra went out of the seal. The chakra started to spread over Naruto's body, burning him. As the chakra spread, Naruto roared in pain.
'What's happening to me?' Naruto asked, but didn't get an answer. When the chakra had covered his whole body, he lowered himself down to all fours and steam rose from where his hands and feet touched the water. The red chakra formed into armour around Naruto, complete with fox ears and one tail.
"Bear with it, kit. My chakra burns you if you use too much, so you can't rely on this for long." Kyuubi said and Naruto glared at Sasuke and Kabuto.
"Alright, Sasuke-sama. I'll immobilise him and you hit him." Kabuto said and a blue glow surrounded his hands. He then charged towards Naruto, who responded by lifting his hand and pointing it towards Kabuto. From his hand, a huge red chakra claw flew and almost grabbed Kabuto, but he managed to dodge out of the way. Naruto then ran towards Kabuto on all fours, completely ignoring the fireballs Sasuke shot at him. When Naruto reached Kabuto, he tried to punch him, but Kabuto dissolved into water and the water splashed on Naruto.
"Suiton: Suirou no jutsu" Kabuto said and the water formed a blue sphere around Naruto. But the sphere was easily blown apart and Naruto went to grab Kabuto, but then he heard the tormented Chidori again. Turning, he saw Sasuke was almost on him.
'No time to dodge.' Naruto managed to think before the Chidori hit him and pierced right trough his right lung.
"Oh, you managed to avoid me piercing your heart." Sasuke said, actually feeling amazed that Naruto managed to hit Sasuke's hand with his own so that the Chidori's path was altered.
"But this is it, Naruto-kun." Kabuto said and placed a blue glowing hand on Naruto's throat. Naruto felt his air pipe being cut, and started choking, adding to the already huge pain from having Sasuke's hand through his chest.
"Goodbye, dobe." Sasuke said as he pulled his hand out of Naruto's body and tossed what he thought was a dead body away. But Kabuto tensed when the red chakra didn't diminish.
"What's wrong with you?" Sasuke said, wanting to get going.
"Sasuke-sama, look." Kabuto said and pointed to Naruto, who rose and stood. Sasuke gasped when he saw that. Kabuto gasped when he saw steam rising from Naruto's chest and coming out of his throat.
"His wounds…are healing so fast. No way." Sasuke said. Naruto slowly raised his head and growled. His chest wound healed completely. He held out his hand and a Rasengan formed there, the blue and red chakra mixing to form a purple Rasengan with a red glow surrounding it. Sasuke growled and formed the tormented Chidori again and charged his former friend.
"Sasuke-sama, wait!" Kabuto called after him, but it was too late.
Sasuke and Naruto charged at each other, their jutsus met and battled for supremacy. Naruto suddenly drew his hand back and slashed at Sasuke's forehead protector, while Sasuke's hand pierced Naruto's chest, once again just missing the heart. The two jutsus, now released from their users control, exploded, sending them both flying in the opposite direction. Sasuke and Naruto impacted with the rock wall on the opposite sides of the lake. Sasuke was knocked out, and Naruto wasn't much better. But he managed to stand up, although extremely shakingly. Kabuto appeared next to Sasuke and confirmed that he didn't die, before turning to Naruto, who had lost the chakra armour. Then it started to rain. First slowly, then more and more.
"It seems I will be the one to kill you, Naruto-kun." Kabuto said and took out a kunai with a longer blade that curved at the end. But right before charging, Kabuto stiffened, before whirling around and picking Sasuke up.
"It seems you are in luck. You'll probably die from your injuries anyway." Kabuto said and vanished along with Sasuke.
Naruto fell down and felt darkness approaching. The last thing he saw before falling unconscious was black paws.
The first thing Naruto became aware of, was huge pain.
'Ouch. So I'm not dead then. Dead people don't feel pain. What happened?' he wondered.
"Wolf, his mate and his bitch of a summon came and rescued you. You're in the hospital. You better be thankful of me. If it wasn't for me, then you'd be dead now. Remember that, kit." Kyuubi replied.
"Oh shut it. You're just as happy that Naruto is alive as the rest of us." came Tenshi's voice.
Kyuubi humphed in return.
'Sensei?' Naruto thought.
"Wake up already." Tenshi said and Naruto opened his eyes. He looked around and saw that he was in the hospital.
"What happened?" Naruto asked, before noticing that he and Tenshi wasn't alone. Sakura and Ino sat next to his bed, both with tears in their eyes. Hinata and Haku stood next to Tenshi by the foot of the bed.
"Sensei saved you. He brought you in after he found you." Ino said and Sakura sniffed.
"Don't scare me like that, okay? You were so injured, even with your healing." She said and lunged at him, hugging him like her or rather his life depended on it. Naruto slowly hugged her back, and smiled when Ino joined the hug.
After hugging for a while, Sakura and Ino let go and forced Naruto to lie down.
"Sasuke?" Naruto asked and Tenshi shook his head.
"The rain washed away any trails Nightshadow could have followed; besides you were more important." Tenshi said and Naruto nodded.
"The others?" he asked and everyone grew grim.
"Shikamaru only had a broken finger, while Kiba had an abdominal wound, and Akamaru was a bit beaten up. Nothing too serious. Neji and Chouji were in serious conditions when they were brought in, but are healing nicely. Thanks to the sand siblings, they and Lee-san are alive. Lee-san only had some scrapes and bruises." Sakura said and Naruto was happy about that, before he shot up.
"Sand siblings? As in Gaara, Temari and…um…make-up guy?" Naruto asked. Sakura giggled before making him lay down again.
"Yes. They were a part of the group from Suna that came here to sign the peace treaty. They helped, mostly because they owe us, or at least that's what Gaara said. They came and visited you but have left for Suna already." Ino said.
"Gaara said to say 'Hello' to you. I think he is taking your words to heart and trying to change." Tenshi said, clearly amused.
"Okay, that's enough. Naruto needs rest. Get out." Sakura said and made shooing motions.
"I'm happy you are okay, Naruto-kun." Hinata said and gave him a hug.
"Sleep well. We'll see you tomorrow." Tenshi said and waved.
"Sweet dreams." Ino said and kissed Naruto before leaving. Sakura also kissed him and followed.
"Wait." Naruto called and Sakura turned in the door.
"How long was I out?" Naruto asked and Sakura smiled.
"Almost two weeks. Now sleep." She said and closed the door.
Naruto was asleep almost instantly. That is, after sweat dropping about getting the most amount of sleep in his life.
Naruto healed fast, as always. Tsunade was amazed of the amount of abuse he had suffered in the fight.
"That Chidori must have been extreme. I'm just glad the brat is completely healed." She had said to Tenshi and Rin, who both shared her view.
When he was released from his bed, which Shizune had to tie him too, in order to stop him from going to Ichiraku, Naruto went straight to his team mates from the rescue mission.
"Hey guys, how are you?" Naruto asked when he entered the room. He then promptly sweat dropped. Chouji was eating chips again, Neji was actually looking at the clouds with Shikamaru, who sat in a chair close to the window, while Kiba was playing poker with Tenten and Lee. Everyone looked up at him when he entered and either smiled, waved, nodded or in Lee's case, jumped up and shouted:
"NARUTO-KUN. YOUR FLAMES OF YOUTH…" whatever Lee was going to say was interrupted when a nurse came and told him to shut up. She left mumbling about transferring into the morgue, where it was quiet.
"So, what happened?" Kiba asked.
For the next hour, everyone that took part in the mission spoke of their fights. Everyone was surprised that Naruto survived against not only Sasuke but also Kabuto, Orochimaru's right hand man.
"So, what happens now?" Kiba asked. Naruto shrugged.
"I don't know. Tsunade-bachan called me to her office to talk about that. Ouch." Naruto said and held the growing lump on his head from where Tenten had bonked him.
"Don't call Tsunade-sama that." She yelled, defending her idol.
Naruto walked into the Hokage office, and was surprised by the amount of people there. Tsunade, Shizune and Sakura were not surprising to see. Neither were Tenshi or Haku. Or Rin, Kakashi and Jiraiya. But Hyuuga Hiashi, Hinata and Hanabi, Yamanaka Ino and her parents and Tsunade's advisors were surprising.
"What's going on?" Naruto asked.
"Ah, come in Naruto. Have a seat." Tsunade said and mentioned towards the chair next to Ino. He sat down and looked around. Everyone looked really serious.
"First we have to talk about Uchiha Sasuke. I have heard what happened from Naruto and Tenshi, Haku and the summon Nightshadow have confirmed it from what they felt before arriving at the Valley of the End. Uchiha Sasuke is being pronounced as an A-rank missing nin, and are to be killed if he refuses cooperation. I assume everyone understands that?" Tsunade asked, looking specifically at Kakashi. Everyone nodded.
"The fight between Naruto and Sasuke shows that Sasuke is not only completely lost down the path of an avenger, but also has become very strong and have no second thoughts on killing former comrades. He is very dangerous." Jiraiya said and once again, everyone nodded.
"We need to get the Uchiha bloodline back. But we can also not allow it to fall into the enemy's hands." the advisors said, strangely in complete unison.
"Jiraiya and Tenshi have requested to take their students with them on a training trip. Jiraiya has informed us that we have three years before Orochimaru can switch bodies, so I have granted their request. Naruto, you are to go with Jiraiya for the duration of the training trip. Hinata and Ino will go with Tenshi and Haku, while Sakura stays here with me. The training trip will last for a maximum of three years." Tsunade said and Naruto's eyes grew wide.
"Three years without Sakura-chan and Ino-chan? I won't survive." He said and everyone, except Sakura and Ino, who both nodded in agreement, laughed.
Hanabi then turned to Tenshi.
"So that was your plan to help onesan?" she asked and he nodded. Placing a hand on Hinata's head, Tenshi smiled.
"The Hyuuga council can't say anything, because this order comes from the Hokage, so Hinata won't be punished or something for going. It is my hope that if Hinata becomes strong enough during the trip, then the council will lay off her case." Tenshi said and Hanabi looked satisfied with that.
"Oh yeah, Ino-chan, where did that bird woman go?" Naruto asked and Ino giggled slightly.
"You don't remember? She left already. After letting me sign the scroll for hawks and introducing me to the boss, she left. She said that living in a city was stealing her feeling of wind." Ino said and Haku struggled to stifle a giggle of her own.
"She also appeared very jealous of kachan." Sakura said and Haku struggled even more. Tenshi simply scratched his head.
"Alright, if no one has any other questions, this meeting is adjourned. The training trip will start as soon as possible. When everyone has said their goodbyes and healed and got all their equipment, then you are to start. The sooner you leave, the sooner you get back." Tsunade said.
That night, Tenshi and Haku held a dinner in their apartment. Sakura, Rin, Naruto, Ino and her parents were invited. The Yamanakas seemed a bit uneasy at first, but soon warmed up.
"I don't like this. Three years without Naruto-kun and Ino. I'll be so lonely." Sakura complained.
"No, you won't. You'll be so busy learning from Tsunade-sama that you won't have time to be lonely." Rin said and Sakura looked, if possible even gloomier.
"The same goes for Naruto and Ino as well." Tenshi said while taking a sip of his sake, ignoring the three now depressed Genin around the table.
"What exactly are you going to teach Ino-chan?" Ino's mother asked. Tenshi smiled almost evilly.
"Oh, just some things. I don't want to spoil the surprise though." he replied. Ino looked up, looking really eager.
"Are you going to have me master the Hirashin?" she asked, but looked down when Tenshi shook his head.
"That isn't a goal on this trip. I don't think you'll be able to use that any better than now. But…alright, I can tell you one of my goals. I want you to be able to use your family jutsus on the move." Tenshi said and both Ino and her father looked like they had been punched.
"Excuse me? That's impossible." Inoshi said and Tenshi chuckled.
"It is also impossible to be a ninja without eyes. That is what I thought, at least." He replied.
"I…see your point." Inoshi said and Tenshi chuckled again.
"There is also a pretty big possibility that Ino and Hinata will come back and be more assassins than anything else, since both Haku and I specialise in that field." Tenshi said
"Let's not worry about that now. Eat up." Haku interrupted and everyone complied.
Later, three Genin sat on top of the Yondaime's head, looking out at night-time Konoha. Ino and Sakura sat with their heads leaned onto Naruto's shoulders. He had his arms wrapped around their waists, holding them close to him.
"I can't believe we aren't going to see each other for three years." Naruto said. Ino sighed and snuggled closer into his side.
"At least we will be much stronger when we get back." She said.
"Yeah, I'll be an excellent medic by then." Sakura stated
"I'll probably be a Fujin user." Naruto said, thoughtfully rubbing his cheek.
"And I'll be an assassin." Ino said, still not knowing how she should feel about that.
"Yeah, you're both going to be amazing." Naruto said and kissed each girl, earning big smiles from them both.
They then sat there for a while, in perfect silence.
Tenshi and Rin were in the forest of death, running and weaving trough the trees while holding hands. They had decided to spend the night together, just playing around. Both wore huge smiles as they ran too fast for most to see, even Chuunin. No animals interrupted their little dance, which they used the whole forest for. Sometimes they would let go and jump around a little, sparring playfully with kunai flashing and clanging, before resuming holding hands and running. They kept at it for hours.
The following week was spent preparing. That included a reluctant Tsunade healing Jiraiya from an encounter with Haku and her ice jutsus after she found him peeping on her.
When all the preparations were complete, a small crowd gathered at the gates.
Tsunade, Jiraiya and Shizune were there, along with Hiashi and Hanabi. Team 7, 8 and 10(what was left of them) as well as team Gai was there. Rin had come, dragging Kakashi behind her.
The travellers stepped forward from the crowd. Naruto stood with Jiraiya and Hinata and Ino with Tenshi and Haku.
"You be good now." Rin said, giving each of the travellers, save Jiraiya, who pouted at being left out, a big hug and in Tenshi's case a big kiss that had to be broken by Tsunade.
"Break it up. We don't have all day." She said, although she smiled at the sight.
Sakura walked over to Naruto and Ino and initiated a group hug. Ino pulled Hinata into the hug as well. Rin arched an eyebrow, before resuming kissing Tenshi. Tsunade rolled her eyes, while Shizune giggled. Jiraiya giggled as well, but tried to hide it as much as possible.
After they separated, Naruto asked Ino something most had wondered for a while.
"Ino-chan, where are your parents?"
Ino gave a sad smile at that.
"They don't like long, and most important public, goodbyes, since mom usually cries a lot, and she cried even more now, so we said goodbye at home." She said and Naruto nodded before kissing her. He then kissed Sakura as well and hugged Hinata.
"Alright, let's go, Ero-sennin. The sooner we go, the sooner we will be back. Everyone take care now." Naruto said and waved.
"Take care of my student, Jiraiya." Tenshi said and Jiraiya nodded.
"And you. Take care of your lovely girls." He said and giggled before he started to run before Hiashi and Tsunade got a grip on him. Naruto shook his head, grabbed his backpack, gave Tenshi, Haku, Rin and Hinata a hug before kissing his girlfriends goodbye and following his sensei.
"NARUTO-KUN, WHEN YOU GET BACK, I WILL TEST YOUR BURNING FIRES OF YOUTH." Lee called after Naruto.
"IF YOUR FLAMES OF YOUTH HAS BEEN DIMINISHED, I WILL…" Gai began, but was knocked out by Tenshi, while Haku knocked Lee out. Naruto looked really grateful for that.
"Oh, and Naruto. If you become a pervert like him, I'll pound you into the next century." Sakura called after him. He paled and nervously waved before continuing after Jiraiya.
Tenshi turned to Ino and Hinata.
"You two ready to go?" he asked and they nodded. Hinata walked over to Hiashi, Neji and Hanabi. She gave Hanabi and Neji a big hug each, but hesitated with Hiashi. She squeaked a little when he pulled her into an awkward hug. The first hug he had given her in years.
When he let go of her, he patted her on the head.
"Do your best and make me proud." Hiashi said. Hinata practically beamed and nodded before she walked over to say goodbye to her team mates.
Kurenai turned to Tenshi with a stern, although useless expression. It only occurred to her later that he hadn't been able to see her expression.
"You better take good care of Hinata." Kurenai said and Tenshi smiled before nodding.
"You know, Hiashi, Neji and Hanabi also said that, all at different times and with varying degrees of killing intent." Haku said and Tenshi chuckled.
"Who'd know that little Hanabi has more killing intent than Neji?" he said and Neji turned an impossible degree of red.
Tsunade looked at Tenshi.
"You be careful. I still think it's a little early for you. Take good care of them." she said and Tenshi nodded.
"Yes, Hokage-sama." He replied. He then hugged Sakura, gave Rin a last kiss and turned to begin walking.
Ino gave Sakura and Rin a hug each and hurried after her sensei. Haku and Rin hugged but Haku waited for Hinata, who gave Hanabi one last hug before following.
Waving at their family and friends, Hinata and Ino suddenly felt strangely alone.
"Alright, it's time. You three better be ready. This trip is going to change our lives." Tenshi said and Ino and Hinata realised that even though most of their friends and family wasn't with them, this trip wouldn't be bad.
'Let's do this.' they thought, eager to become stronger.
Yo, Kin-Ryu Chikara here. Finally, the last chapter. That was it, thank you for following "A new team, different sensei." I deeply appreciate all the reviews I got for this story.bows while wearing a formal kimono It's been fun, but I have to say, I'm happy I'm finished. I've gotten slightly tired of this story, and want to go over to other ideas I have. I may or may not write a sequel, which will start when they get back from the training trip. But that remains to be seen.
Once again, thank you for following, and I hope you'll read any fic I make in the future too.
Oh, and read my first one-shot, Ino's revenge. Jiraiya gets punished…badly.
The translation page I use for my original jutsus: www. freedict. com/ onldict/ jap. html (minus the spaces.)
Tenshi is Katon/Suiton while Rin is Doton/Futon.
Jutsu list: Jutsus that team 7 now knows (not counting the basics):
Naruto: preferred element: Katon/Raiton
Rasengan (spiral ball)
Kage Bunshin no jutsu
Kage Shuriken no jutsu
Katon: Goukakyuu no jutsu
Katon: Housenka no jutsu
Katon: Ryuuka no jutsu (dragonfire technique)
Raiton: Dageki Tesaki no jutsu (shock fingers)
Raiton: Raikyuu no jutsu (Lightning Ball)
Raiton: Raiden no atemi no jutsu (thunder and lightning strike)
Kuchiyose no jutsu, frogs and foxes
Mikazuki no mai (dance of the crescent moon)
Tsubaki no mai. (dance of the camellia)
Ninpou: Fukashi no jutsu (ninja arts: invisibility technique)
Shunshin no jutsu (body flicker) not perfected.
Furasshu no jutsu (sun flash)
Sakura: preferred element: Katon/Doton
Kage Shuriken no jutsu
Katon: Goukakyuu no jutsu
Katon: Housenka no jutsu (Phoenix fire technique)
Katon: Karyuu Endan (fire dragon flame missile)"
Katon: Karyuudan.(fire dragon missile)
Doton: Shinjuuzanshu no jutsu (suicidal beheading technique)
Douryuudan.(earth dragon missile)
Kuchiyose no jutsu, wolves and slugs
Ino: preferred element: Futon/Suiton
Kage Bunshin no jutsu
Kage Shuriken no jutsu
Katon: Goukakyuu no jutsu
Futon: Tei tama (air bullet)
Suiton: Sujinheki (water barrier)
Shintenshin no jutsu
Shinranshin no jutsu
Shinheisa suru no jutsu (mind close down)
Kuchiyose no jutsu, wolves, hawks
Furasshu no jutsu. (Sun Flash)
Hirashin no jutsu (flying thunder god) not perfected.