Hey everybody, this is MisterAnimeFan here (formerly know as narutofreak14), here with another new fanfiction from yours truly! Well, technically this isn't new. "Ninja Love" was one of my first fanfictions ever on fanfiction dot net. It told the story of Naruto and his friends going to Disneyland. It's amazing that this story is three years old! Looking back, I definitely improved on my writing skills.
So, I decided to go back and sort of redo the story. The main storyline is still there, but I'm just going back and filling in plotholes of the story, fix grammar and spelling mistakes and maybe add a few rides.
SUMMARY: Naruto and his friends take a trip to Disneyland. While there, Neji and Shikamaru decides to have a little challenge. NaruxHina SasuxSaku NejixTen ShikaxIno. Please R&R.
PAIRINGS: Naruto x Hinata, Sasuke x Sakura, Neji x Tenten, Shikamaru x Ino.
PLACE: Disneyland Resort
NOTE: All characters are about 17 or 18 years old. I apologize for if there is any OOCness. Being the Disneyland fanatic I am, I tend to be very specific about the attractions, sometimes to the point where they take up the whole chapter.
DISCLAIMER: Naruto is owned by Masashi Kishimoto, and the Disneyland Resort and its Disney characters are owned by the Walt Disney Company. Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and A Bug's Life are owned by Pixar and The Twilight Zone is owned by CBS.
It was an orange-lit afternoon in Konoha Village. Naruto Uzumaki, a young, blonde-headed teenager was walking back to his home after a long day of doing menial missions for the village. He was exhausted and he couldn't wait to get into bed and rest up.
"Ah man, what a day," Naruto muttered to himself. "You think that doing a bunch of lousy D-ranked missions wouldn't tire you out to a point of exhaustion."
He then arrived at the front door of his apartment. "Aw…home sweet home," Naruto said, relieved. He then noticed something sticking out of the small mailbox on the wall next to his front door. "Huh? What's this?"
Naruto pulled out said mail and looked at it closely. He opened the envelope and looked inside. It was a colorful flier with mouse ears and a castle in the background. Naruto read the flier:
"Dear reader, congratulations! You and ten of your friends have an opportunity to win a free trip to the Disneyland Resort!"
"Wow! Are you serious?!?" Naruto asked, happily. "I get a free vacation!"
And the rest was history…
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Fast-forward to today. The sun was shining in Los Angeles, California. There wasn't a cloud in sight. It was a beautiful day. Naruto and his friends were waiting by a nearby bus stop, waiting for their ride to their hotel. Naruto had invited his teammates Sasuke and Sakura, his girlfriend Hinata Hyuga, her teammate Kiba (with his dog, Akamaru), her cousin Neji Hyuga, Tenten, Shikamaru, Ino, and Choji.
Naruto, Kiba, Choji, and the women were excited to go to Disneyland. They continued discussing about what they wanted to do. Sasuke, Neji, and Shikamaru, however, were sitting on a steel bench, all three of them just wanting for the trip to be over.
Naruto couldn't help but notice the three. His mood eventually turned sour. "Hey Naruto, what's wrong?" Sakura asked.
"Why did you invite Sasuke?" Naruto asked.
"What's wrong with Sasuke?" Sakura asked. "You said you needed ten people. I thought Sasuke should come."
"Yeah, but it's actually all of these guys. Sasuke's so pessimistic, Neji's a boring jerk, and Shikamaru's a lazy bum! I can't imagine any of them having fun at Disneyland."
"Don't worry. I'm sure they'll come around and have a good time."
Eventually, the bus arrived. Everybody got on-board and the bus began its trip to the Disneyland Resort.
While on the way, everyone sitting up front filled the air with the sound of excited chatter. Shikamaru got up from his own in the front seat and walked to the seat next to Neji in the back of the bus. "Hey, do you mind if I sit here?" Shikamaru asked. "Everybody up front is being annoying. I just want some peace and quiet."
"I guess," replied Neji. Shikamaru then took his spot next to Neji. "So, how did you get dragged onto this trip?"
"Naruto told Tenten, and Tenten told me. I didn't want to do it, but I figured that since Rock Lee wasn't going to come, I can use this trip to have some time to myself."
"Huh, that's strange. I thought that you went because you and Tenten want to have a romantic trip together."
"Romantic trip?!? What makes you think that?"
"I thought you and Tenten were a couple."
"Of course not. Tenten is not my girlfriend! She's just my teammate."
"But she's pretty cute, isn't she?" asked Shikamaru.
"I don't think of her like that!" Neji shouted, angrily.
"So you think she's ugly?"
"Umm…well…I admit she's…very attractive…I guess," admitted Neji. "But what about you and Ino?"
"Why the hell would you pair me with Ino?" asked Shikamaru. "I mean Ino's loud and annoying. She and I would never have a happy life together."
"Hmph, I guess you can't be a genius at everything."
"What's that supposed to mean?"
"You don't understand women Shikamaru. You don't want to work to find out about women, so you just label them as troublesome and call it quits."
"Hey, I know women very well. I can make Ino fall in love with me…if I wanted to that is. That's more than I can say about you and Tenten."
"Tenten and I work very well together. It's not that hard to make her fall in love."
"It's starting to sound like a challenge," said Shikamaru.
"Okay then, whoever gets the girl first gets bragging rights," proposed Neji.
"You're on." Both Neji and Shikamaru shook hands in agreement.
Everyone soon arrived at the Grand Californian Hotel, which was built inside Disney's California Adventure theme park. Out of the three Disneyland hotels, the Grand Californian was the most beautiful (and most expensive).
After they got settled in, everyone began walking over to Disneyland Park. Sakura noticed that Sasuke was silent. "Come on Sasuke, you should happy. You're on vacation!" she said, trying to break the silence.
Sasuke said nothing. Sakura then tried something else. "Is there any ride that you want to go on first?" she asked.
"Well…Space Mountain is supposed to be something worth seeing. Everyone says that ride is so much fun, so…I want to ride that first and see what the fuss is all about," said Sasuke.
"Good idea, we should go on Space Mountain first!" shouted Naruto, happily. Everyone agreed, although Hinata was a little nervous.
After going through the turnstiles, they walked down Main Street USA and headed over to Tomorrowland. Kiba was wearing black sunglasses, pretending to be a blind man. This was just so that he could sneak Akamaru into the park. "Do you think Space Mountain will be crowded?" asked Ino.
"It's a new ride," Neji said. "I'm sure it will be swamped with people right now."
"It would be a drag if it was," said Shikamaru.
"It's only 25 minutes after park opening. It should have a short wait," Tenten said.
Soon enough, they saw the Space Mountain sign in the distance. To everyone's dismay, the waiting time for the stand-by line was posted at 75 minutes! "Great, only 75 minutes," moaned Sasuke, sarcastically.
"I guess we're not the only ones who want to ride," commented Kiba.
"Well, that must mean it's a popular ride," said Sakura.
While everyone was talking, Naruto was looking at the park map. He then read a small section about it. It was about the FASTPASS system. "Hey guys, check this out!" Naruto shouted.
"Just give us a minute, Naruto," replied. Sasuke
"So, does everyone still want to wait in line?" asked Choji.
"I'm not waiting in a long line for some short roller coaster ride," complained Shikamaru.
"Come on Shikamaru!" Ino said, angrily. "Can't you do something without complaining?"
"Don't worry, I got an idea to bypass the line," Shikamaru whispered to Ino.
"We should just get in line anyway," proposed Neji. "The line is probably not going to get shorter than this."
"You're probably right, Neji. Besides, the ride should be worth the wait," said Tenten.
After discussing it, everybody began to walk up the ramp towards the beginning of the line. Naruto, Hinata, Shikamaru, and Ino were left behind at the base of the stairs.
"But guys," Naruto said again. "We don't have to wait in line, we can just…"
"Look Naruto, if you and Shikamaru don't want to ride, then you don't have to!" interrupted Sakura. "Just wait for us at the exit. Let's go, guys." Everyone then continued walking up the stairs. "Guys, listen to me!" shouted Naruto, as they were climbing the stairs.
"Let them figure it out for themselves," suggested Shikamaru.
As everyone was walking up the stairs, they were confused by the lack of people. "I think the computer wrong," said Choji. "There is nobody in line."
Soon, they reached the second floor, where hundreds of people were waiting in line. "Oh my!" exclaimed Sakura, surprised at how so many people were in line.
"Look at all of these people in line for this stupid thing," complained Neji. "Are we still going wait in line?"
"There's nothing we can do now," answered Sasuke.
"I hope you guys have something to preoccupy your time," said Sakura.
Meanwhile, Naruto, Hinata, Shikamaru, and Ino were still at the entrance of the attraction. They watched as the waiting time changed from 75 minutes to 85 minutes! "Wow…these guys are sure going to have to wait for a long time," commented Shikamaru.
"Even I won't wait that long for Space Mountain," added Ino.
Naruto turned to Hinata. "Hey Hinata, I haven't heard you say anything yet. Do you want to ride Space Mountain?" asked Naruto.
"No!" she shouted, surprising everyone around her. "I mean, uh…at least not yet. I just ate breakfast and I-I would h-h-hate to lose it on a roller coaster…a very fast roller coaster…in the dark."
"Well, we'll have to use FASTPASS," suggested Shikamaru.
"FASTPASS?" asked Hinata and Ino.
"FASTPASS is something the park created so that way people won't have to wait in line for the popular rides," explained Naruto. "It's in the park map."
"I'm guessing that's what you were trying to tell everyone else?" asked Shikamaru.
"Yeah," answered Naruto.
"Ah well, this is something they'll miss out."
"How does FASTPASS work?" Ino asked. "Cause I surely do not want to wait in some long line."
"Here, we'll show you," said Naruto. Shikamaru and Naruto dragged Ino and Hinata over to Space Mountain's FASTPASS distribution center.
"See, all you need is your park ticket," began Naruto. Hinata and Ino then give the two their tickets. "First, you put your ticket in the machine," continued Shikamaru, inserting his ticket into the machine. The machine then gave him another ticket. "Then, it will give you another ticket, a FASTPASS ticket. It'll have a one hour time period. If you come back during the one-hour time period, you will get into a shorter line."
Right now, it's 9:18 a.m. The FASTPASS return time is between 10:10 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. "This is genius!" Ino shouted, happily.
"But what are we going to do while we wait for the ticket to start working?" asked Hinata.
"We can go ride the other rides," suggested Shikamaru.
"Yeah! Hey Hinata, let's go on that one ride you wanted to go on," said Naruto.
"Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters?!?" Hinata asked, excitedly.
"Yeah, let's go!" Naruto said.
"You guys go on ahead," Shikamaru said. "I have another ride in mind for me and Ino."
Naruto and Hinata then hurried over the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. "What are we going to do?" Ino asked.
"Just follow me," Shikamaru said.
Naruto and Hinata arrived at the entrance for Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters.
Astro Blasters was an imported ride from Walt Disney World. It's a new attraction made for the 50th anniversary. When they got there, it was only 25 minutes.
Once they got inside the building, Naruto and Hinata heard a distress signal over a giant walkie-talkie. They then entered the briefing room, where Buzz Lightyear explained everything to them.
"Welcome, junior rangers. It is important that you understand your mission," the giant Buzz Lightyear said to everyone in line. An Etch-a-Sketch was there to provide a visual explanation. "The Evil Emperor Zurg is stealing all of the crystallic fusion cells from the world's toys. I and my comrades will infiltrate Zurg's fortress. You will go in and blast all of Zurg's minions. To help you, I have marked all of Zurg's minions' weak spots with Z's."
Red lights started blinking and an alarm sounded. "Battle stations! Report to the launch deck for immediate boarding. To Infinity and Beyond!"
Everybody was still waiting to enter the Space Mountain building. They were all bored and growing impatient. Choji was eating away at his bag of chips. Neji looked over at Tenten, who was looking out towards Tomorrowland. She saw Ino and Shikamaru walking towards the lagoon. "I wonder where Ino and Shikamaru are going," Tenten said.
"Who knows?" Neji replied. "There is a submarine ride across from here. I know Shikamaru would like something like that."
Suddenly, Tenten whipped her forehead. "Phew, it's hot today," she said.
"It is pretty warm out today," agreed Neji.
"You think they could add more shade to the waiting line," complained Tenten.
Neji then pulled out his park map. He waved the map at Tenten like a fan. Tenten sighed at the cool breeze. "That actually feels pretty good," she said.
"This is good. Do something nice for the girl," Neji said. "I bet Shikamaru can't come up with something like this."
At Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Hinata and Naruto were about 5 minutes from boarding their space cruiser. "We're almost there," said Naruto. "Oh and Hinata, if I beat you, don't worry, I will still love you."
"What's that supposed to mean?" she asked.
"Well, you can't throw. Remember at ninja practice, you tried to throw a kunai at me and you missed and hit an innocent squirrel? A squirrel, Hinata!"
"I bet you that girls are better than boys at aiming."
They soon boarded their space cruisers. When they got to the first room and the laser guns started working, they immediately blasted away. After the first minute, Hinata was beating Naruto. Not because she was good, but Naruto sucked. He was still trying to learn how the equipment worked. At the end, Hinata won 25,609 to 11,325 points.
"Alright I can't believe I won! In your face, Naruto!" she gloated. Naruto was trying so hard not to laugh. Hinata then started to realize how much of a fool she was like. "I'm sorry, Naruto." She said softly.
"It's okay. I kind of like that. I've never seen that side of you," he said. Hinata and Naruto smiled about it before moving on to the next ride.
TO BE CONTINUED…
A/N: So, here is the first chapter of the rewritten "Ninja Love". I added an introduction and gave Neji and Shikamaru a much more valid reason for their challenge. In the next chapters, I'll add some attractions that weren't around back in 2006 (such as Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Toy Story Mania).
I don't know how often I'm going to add to this story, but it should be pretty often since I only have to change up a few things here and there!
Next time: Star Tours, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, more Neji x Tenten and Shikamaru x Ino, and Space Mountain…