Hiya everyone! It's Rune again, back with another overly used plot. Naruto going back in time. What fun. Except he has help this time! In the form of Sasuke and Sakura! So continue reading please. Oh yeah! This takes place sometime after they all arrive at Tazuna's house. I think that's the old guys name; can't remember. Ah, well. Enjoy the new story people.

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Chapter 1

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Confronting Naruto

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"Sasuke-kun," Sakura said, "Have you noticed that Naruto's been acting a little strange lately." Sasuke sighed; he had almost completed the perfect plan to kill Itachi before Sakura had woken him up.

"And you aren't taking this to Kakashi-sensei, why?" Sasuke asked.

"I did," Sakura replied, "He said not to worry about it."

"Then don't worry about it."

"Aren't you the one who said Kakashi-sensei was an idiot and shouldn't be listened too unless it's really important?" Sakura asked. Sasuke blushed a little and sighed again.

"Fine. Let's go see what's wrong with the dobe." Sakura only smiled while Inner Sakura was doing a victory dance.

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Naruto shifted a little when he felt Sasuke and Sakura sit down on either side of him. He groaned. He at least hoped he'd have a little peace locked inside his and Sasuke's shared room. Sakura was in her 'Tell-Me-Everything-Now-Or-I'll-Unleash-Inner-Sakura-On-Your-Sorry-Butt' mode, he could tell. He lifted his head off of his knees.

"What'd you guys want?" he asked.

"You've been acting strange lately," Sakura explained, "We want to know why?"

"Both of you?" Naruto asked, "Or did you just drag Sasuke here cause Kakashi was being an ass?"

"She dragged me here," Sasuke said, earning a small glare from Sakura, "But now I'm curious. Start talking dobe."

"You wouldn't understand."

"Try us," Sakura said. Naruto shook his head.

"You'd never understand. You'd never believe me either. There's no point in telling you if you won't understand or believe me."

"So show us then," Sasuke said. Naruto's head snapped to Sasuke.

"Are you suggesting what I think you're suggesting?" he asked.

"We'd be a better team wouldn't we?" Sasuke asked, "We'd be able to form plans with out anyone else the wiser." Sakura watched the exchange with confusion. She had no idea what was going on.

"Do you have any idea how few people survive that!" Naruto exclaimed, "Who's to say we will?"

"What the hell are you guys talking about?" Sakura asked.

"Sasuke wants to do a blood ritual," Naruto said, "One that would connect us all in a lot of ways."

"What sort of ways?" Sakura asked.

"We'd know everything about each other," Sasuke said, quietly, "We'd see each other's memories, we could see through each other's eyes, even act through one another on certain occasions."

"We'd even have a telepathic connection," Naruto said, "And any Kekkei Genkai in one bloodline, like Sasuke's Sharingan eye, would be passed between those who did the ritual, making both you and me capable of using the Sharingan."

"So why don't we do it then?" Sakura asked.

"A lot of people who do this ritual don't make it," Sasuke said, "And those who do are usually intertwined romantically. And it's never been done with more then two people either."

"Well, let's take a chance," Sakura said, "And I'm not just saying this because I like Sasuke. This will make us a better team. And something tells me we're going to need to be a better team in the near future. So, how do we do it?"

"We slit our wrists and touch the wounds to each other saying 'I claim you as not only an our family name but as my blood sibling as well'," Sasuke said.

"Are you two serious about this?" Naruto asked. He continued after they both nodded, "Then you should know now, so you won't be surprised during the ritual. And this gets out to no one! I'm not even supposed to know this yet," Naruto said, "My last name isn't really Uzumaki. My father made a lot of enemies before he died, so to protect me my name was changed."

"So what's your real family name?" Sakura asked.

"Kazama."

"Kazama? As in Arashi Kazama, the Yondaime Hokage?" asked a surprised Sasuke.

"Yep. I'm the Yondaime's legacy. His only living heir. And I'm not supposed to be told of this until I'm seventeen."

"So how did you figure it out?" Sakura asked curiously. Naruto pulled out a kunai and smiled.

"You're just going to have to do the ritual to see that one." Sasuke nodded as he and Sakura pulled out their own kunai. They each slit their wrists and then held onto each others forearms, pressing the wounds together.

"I claim you as not only an Uchiha/Kazama/Haruno but as my blood sibling as well!" they said together. Everything went dark.

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I love cliffies, don't you? I'm starting this one until I can get back into doing HPnElemental Dragons. Smiles.

Rune