A/N: Okay so, after reading several dozen Naruto crossovers, I decided that it was high time that I wrote my own. I'm not sure whether I should've posted this since it's like a sequel or spin-off of sorts for A Raven's Wings, and I haven't published that yet, but I decided to do this anyway... don't shoot me...
The little lines indicate switches between dimensions or cordoning off the chapter from the author's note.
If one entire part is in italics, then it's a flashback, I've labeled those parts so you can tell.
Disclaimer: I don't Naruto or Harry Potter. Although, I would like to own Neji... but sadly I don't...
Chapter 1: Hogwarts and Shinobi
Everything hurt; Naruto could feel his consciousness slipping away. Before he lost it all, he glanced around at his companions, everyone but himself and Gaara were out cold, they're bodies twirling in time with the white light that had enveloped them. Pain clouded over his vision, and he knew no more...
Dumbledore was just returning to his office from a walk about the school, when a phenomenal burst of magic caught his attention. Hurriedly, he went back down the stairs and out the doors. As he just took the last step, he saw several forms lying limp on the ground; well from where he stood it looked like they were.
As Dumbledore came closer, he saw that one of them had forced themself to stand. Obviously, he was laboring with the effort, but still, the determination to keep himself standing was admirable.
It was at that point that Dumbledore realized that each of the figures, except the one standing, were cradled in sand, that seemed to extend forward from the standing individual. When he finally looked at Dumbledore, Dumbledore froze.
The boy's eyes were jade, and were almost dead. But he could see concern lingering in those jade eyes.
"I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're saying."
He seemed to hesitate, but then spoke English with a pronounced Asian accent, "Who are you?"
"I was going to ask you that as you just appeared in my school's grounds."
Eyes widened slightly before resuming a cold stare, "There was no school here a few moments ago..."
"It may have something to do with the flare of magic that accompanied your arrival."
"You mean chakra."
Dumbledore's brow furrowed, "I am guessing that is what you call magic?"
"Chakra is necessary to perform jutsu... except taijutsu, but sometimes it is."
The boy, despite his seeming lack of years, gave off the aura of one who had a large responsibility placed on his shoulders at a young age, and wasn't sure if he was doing the right thing.
"I am assuming you are using this 'chakra' to control the sand that is holding your companions?"
He nodded, "That vortex however, drained a large portion of it, I was barely able to do this much... I've reached my limit."
"We should get you and your companions up to the hospital wing where Madame Pomfrey can have a look at them to make sure there is no long term damage. I assure you, they and yourself are perfectly safe, I'll make sure that they're okay."
Hesitant at first, the youth then followed, the sand carrying his companions as the mismatched group trooped up the stairs, towards the hospital wing.
"Can you tell me everything you can remember before you came here?"
"It all started with a mission..."
The battle field was gory, two shinobi stood against nine others. A struggling kunoichi was unceremoniously draped over Kisame's shoulder, "We just came for the fuin expert."
Sasuke gritted his teeth in anger, Naruto shouted, "Put Maerin-sensei down!"
"Our orders were to capture the fuin kunoichi," Itachi's cold voice spoke. "After the disaster of our last attempt at acquiring the Shukaku, our organization has decided that she could be of some use."
Finally Sasuke retaliated against his brother, "And once she's lost her usefulness you'll kill her like you killed the others!" His words were edged with anger and hatred; anyone could tell that the youngest Uchiha survivor was on the verge of attacking his older brother.
Itachi made no response.
Everyone prepared themselves for the attack.
Gaara sent waves of sand towards the two Akatsuki ninjas who stood deep in the ancient shrine, Naruto began the Rasengan, while Sasuke prepared the Chidori.
As Sasuke and Naruto charged at the two renegade shinobi, the others prepped their own attacks and charged as well. Kisame propped Maerin against the nearby statue and the shinobi prepared for the onslaught.
The circle beneath the now charging ninja, and closing Gaara, began glowing the moment they stepped on it. Maerin, whose foot was on the circle, suddenly was jerked into the group along with the rest of the group, and they disappeared in a flash of brilliant white light
He finished his explanation, and Dumbledore regarded him calmly, "I think that sending you back to your dimension would take some time. In the mean time, would you and your companions consider attending Hogwarts until a means can be found?"
"First, I'd like to know your name."
"Ah, yes. I am Professor Dumbledore; I am the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and you?"
"Sabaku no Gaara."
Whew, my eyes hurt now… I spent too much time on the computer typing this, and I'm not sure if it's exactly very long.
Excuse the OC, but I really needed her to help with some plot and character development things in A Raven's Wings and also in this story as well. I promise that she won't dominate the story; she's more in there for the plot then for me and my crazy-ness.
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