Chapter 14: Shikai Revealed
Disclaimer: I own neither Naruto or Bleach, though I often wish that I did.
AN: Firstly I want to thank everyone who reviewed. Next let me say that Naruto's zanpakuto is now the size of an average katana due to his remarkable control over his reiatsu. Also I still need the Oc's for the exams which would speed up the wait until the next chapter as I wouldn't have to worry about it. For those who don't know what I'm talking about check out the notice I posted on my story the Spirit Fox to get caught up.
Now for whoever asked I have to point out one thing. Haku in this fic is Naruto's cousin by blood so no, no, and Hell no I will not add her to the harem. Well that's all I got for now so here's the chapter.
I TOLD YA'LL TRANSFORMERS KICKED ASS.
Seven year old Naruto walked through the alleys of Konoha trying not to be seen. It had been a year since he'd met the hokage and Tenten, and ten months since he'd met Hinata. He and Hinata would both be entering the ninja academy tomorrow, Tenten having entered the previous year. This would be the reason the blonde was out now.
He smirked seeing his target, the Daimyo's son. He always did this when in need of more money than he had. It was simple find a tourist with lots of cash and take what he needed. Walking out of the alley the blonde moved swiftly avoiding the gaze of any of the villagers. Walking from the ally he 'accidentally' bumped into him causing them both to fall to the ground, as well as the boys guards to turn.
Acting quickly he helped the boy to his feet and apologized while sticking his hands into his pockets. With that done he apologized once more before walking off. Turning a corner into another alley he smirked, pulling out the roll of bills he'd taken out the kid's pocket.
"You know" spoke a voice startling the blonde and causing him to tense.
"I don't think the Daimyo would be pleased when he finds out you robbed his son" the voice continued.
"He doesn't need it. Rich bastard probably won't even notice, besides I need it more than him." responded Naruto not turning to face the man, as he judged from the voice.
"OH and what for?" questioned the man with an interested tone.
"I start the academy tomorrow. And unlike him I ain't got no parents to buy me the world just because I want it." said the young boy bitterly.
The man winced hearing this having lived a similar life himself. In fact he'd tried picking pockets before but wasn't any good at it. In fact it was only his skills as a chuunin level shinobi that let him catch the blonde in the act.
"Right then I'll see you at the academy." said the man catching the boy by surprise.
"Your just gonna let me Konoha's lovable 'demon brat' go?" questioned the boy.
"I see no demons here, do you Naruto?" questioned the man getting a smirk from the blonde.
"No I don't umm…"
"Iruka, Umino Iruka. Starting tomorrow though you'll call me Iruka-sensei"
"Hai. Anyway I have to go get my supplies" spoke the boy before nodding and dashing off.
An hour later found Iruka in the Sandaime's office the older man with a thoughtful frown on his face. After a few more minutes of thought the old man spoke up.
"I see no problem with it as it would keep him out of trouble, but why Tenten"
"She's like me it will help her in the long run to know someone supports her even if she doesn't know who" was Iruka's reply.
"Fine then however none of this is to get out even to them" said Sarutobi getting a nod from the man.
Naruto stared at the moon with a thoughtful look on his face. Had it really been ten years since they had met? It seemed like just yesterday that Tenten was teaching him how to properly hold a kunai, and yet it had been so long ago. Back then for as long as he remembered he cared for nothing except himself then suddenly he had Tenten, Hinata, Iruka and the old man.
"What is this feeling" thought the boy out loud.
"Its love baka" spoke Tenten coming to sit next to the boy.
"That isn't possible, for me at least" said Naruto quietly.
"Yes it is especially for someone with as big a heart as you have" she responded.
"Hinata and Ino they both love you" she said causing Naruto's head to snap in her direction eyes wide.
"I've talked to both of them and their both waiting for you to let them in, let them help you"
"That wouldn't work. Besides for Ino I'm probably just a replacement for the Uchiha" he said spitting the name out like venom.
"She liked you well before she even heard of the Uchiha clan" said Tenten getting a raised eyebrow from the blonde.
"Don't act like you don't feel the same at least for Hinata, Kyuubi or even those other two you told me about" continued the girl.
"I've seen the way you look at both of them when they can't see. Plus you're extremely protective of Hinata. But that's beside the point" she said standing up and hugging him from behind.
"You above all people deserve to be happy and feel loved" she whispered into his ear before standing once more.
"You know you're like a little brother to me" she said getting a nod from the boy.
"I'll always look out for you no matter what, you are my cousin after all" she said before leaving. Naruto smiled hearing this; she'd been calling him that ever since he returned as she was adopted by his aunt.
"Love huh, does that really exist?" questioned the boy quietly.
Tsunade looked out over the village with a frown on her face. During the week several villagers had come in claiming the Yondaime's ghost was haunting the village. She of course knew they had only seen Naruto and confused him with his father.
That however was the problem since only a few people even knew that the Yondaime was the blonde's father. With the rate things were going she'd be forced to reveal the relationship between the two. Her thoughts on the matter were broken however when Shizune entered the room.
"Tsunade-sama a Kurosaki Issin is here to see you along with his family"
Tsunade nodded hearing this as she had scheduled their meeting for this time.
Forest of Death:
This morning found Naruto, Tenten and Hinata heading down to the arena. It was the fifth day so they were waiting to see who would make it. There was already a team from Kiri as well as one from Iwa in the building. Both of these teams had come in on the third day. The next and final team was from Oto.
The collective Konoha jounin's sighed in annoyance at this as it meant no preliminary rounds. This meant they'd have to wait another month to see how much Naruto had improved during is time away from the village. Naruto was surprised however when he found out they weren't going to draw opponents and instead they'd be chosen that very day at the tournament.
Once that was revealed the gathered gennin were dismissed and escorted out of the forest. About halfway out however they were stopped as a bear masked ANBU dropped in front of the group.
"Kuchiki, Hokage-sama request your presence immediately." Naruto nodded hearing this before saying his goodbyes and disappearing in a cloud of smoke.
When Naruto arrived inside the office of his favorite slug aunt, he was pleasantly surprised to see his own adopted little sisters there. His eyes narrowed dangerously however when he found out about why they were here earlier than he had planned. After some discussion the two sisters had been given a guestroom in the Hokage Mansion.
Soon Tsunade dismissed everyone though she held Naruto back to speak privately. Once the doors were closed the first female hokage turned and silently looked out over the village. Naruto sighed as he walked up to stand beside her gazing up at the monument. He smiled however seeing they had gotten the crack fixed on Sarutobi's face.
"The Akatsuki has begun moving again" spoke the Godaime breaking the silence.
"While you were gone they kidnapped the Kazekage, Gaara." She paused here for a moment noticing the shocked look cross the blonde's face.
"After we received word of this I sent a team comprised of Sakura, Ino and Kakashi to head to Suna." Naruto's fist clenched hearing two of those names.
"I also sent team Gai when I heard Kakashi planned to head after him. In the end Sakura and an old puppeteer named Chiyo managed to kill one of Akatsuki's members 'Aka Suna no Sasori'." She stopped here before once more taking her seat.
"As a reward for this, Sasori gave Sakura the time and place of a meeting that was to be held between himself and one of his spies in Oto." She paused here and shrugged in response to her nephews raised eyebrow.
"Let me guess, you want me to go with those two" spoke the younger blonde.
"No, I want you to go with Sakura as well as one of our more trusted ANBU captains" corrected Tsunade.
"Why should I even care this is probably all about the Uchiha fag to the fangirl. In fact she's probably only with Lee so she wouldn't have to be alone"
"I doubt that when concerning Lee. Also I really couldn't care less about him, in fact I've had him listed to be killed on sight in the bingo book" said Tsuande getting a raised eyebrow from the blonde.
"This is more of an opportunity to find out Orochimaru's whereabouts" finished the Godaime with a smirk causing one to come over Naruto's face as well.
"Oba-chan if I didn't know any better I'd think I was rubbing off on you" said the boy in mock shock.
"No. Mischief just runs in the family" corrected the busty blonde.
"Now onto other business" said Tsunade sobering up quickly with Naruto quickly turning serious as well.
"As you know we are the last of our once great clan" started Tsunade getting a nod from the younger blonde.
"As young as I look I am no longer young enough to have children. As a result the responsibility of reviving the clan falls on you." She kept her eyes locked on her nephews the entire time while Naruto fought to keep from showing his surprise.
"As a result our situation falls under a rarely used law created by your great grandfather. It is known as The Clan Restoration Act."
"Luckily this allows you to have multiple wives. I say luckily because you already have several fiancés." Naruto's eye's widened hearing this.
"Ok I know about Soi-chan but that's it"
"Well there is Hinata and Kyuubi, and I can't forget Ino is head over heels in love with you" said Tsuande casually like she was talking about the weather.
"Oh ok… wait what" came the shocked reply from the younger blonde.
"The marriage between yourself and Hinata was arranged between Sarutobi and Hiashi years ago. The one between yourself and Kyuubi was demanded by her father when he found out you have the blood of a kitsune in you. And as far as Ino is concerned just ask around and you'll find out" summarized the Godaime.
"Anyway you can meet your team at the Team seven training area tomorrow morning at eight." Naruto hearing this took it as his signal to leave and walked out the door.
Once out the door he quickly joined up with the Kurosaki's and escorted him towards his house. Along the way the four noticed that Naruto received different looks almost as if the people were seeing ghost. Finally they made a turn taking them away from the village towards the monument.
They soon came to a split path and took the one to the left. Almost as soon as they had a kunai shot from the blondes sleeve which he quickly tossed into the trees to his right, the sound of metal clanging following soon after. It was only then that they noticed the slit pupils in the blonde's eyes.
"Konohamaru, Moegi, Udon front and center" commanded the blonde loudly.
As soon as the words left his mouth three kids materialized in front of him. The first the group recognized was Konohamaru who landed in a crouched position. He was followed by an orange haired girl and black haired boy each wearing the signature leaf hitae-tae.
"Sorry boss, thought it was the fangirls again" said Konohamaru rubbing the back of his head sheepishly.
"Seriously I'm thinking we're going to have to resort to Plan G" said Moegi with a sigh.
"Plan Girlfriend boss, basically we get a girl to pretend to be Konohamaru's girlfriend and effectively chase off the fangirls" explained Udon.
"Problem is the only one capable of doing that is Hanabi" said Moegi causing Naruto to wince.
"I'd sooner offer myself to the fangirls than touch her royal asshole with a ten foot pole"
"And you already know why I can't do it" said Moegi getting a nod from the blonde.
"Right anyway let me introduce you to a few people I met while training. This is Kurosaki Issin, his son Ichigo, and his daughters Yuzu and…" started Naruto only to be interrupted
"Karen" finished Konohamaru with wide eyes.
"You know each other?" questioned the blonde gennin.
"Hai I met her a few days ago"
"Right well Yuzu and Karen will be staying with us for a while so I'm showing them to the house. You guys want to join us?"
"Sure" answered Moegi who immediately grabbed the two girls and dragged them forward a bit.
"So how'd the exam go niisan?" asked the young Sarutobi.
"Easy remember we've taken it before. Anyway all three of us are in the tournament" answered the blonde.
"Did I miss anything this week?" questioned the blonde after a moment of silence.
"Well first off your mom came back" started the young Sarutobi causing Naruto to wince.
"She killed just about all of the former council members. The one she did spare she disappeared with along with Homura, Koharu, and that prick Danzo" finished the boy getting a raised eyebrow from the blonde.
"And you know this how?" questioned Issin with a raised eyebrow.
"He lives with me so he'd hear these things" answered Naruto getting a nod from Issin.
"Oh and Kyuubi's back" said Konohamaru with a smirk.
Naruto froze mid-step hearing this causing all the males to stop and look at him. The blonde stiffened as a familiar scent entered his nose causing him to pale.
"You know" came a feminine voice from a tree to his right.
"You should've noticed me a while ago, you've been slacking off." Naruto turned to face her and saw a small smile on the vixens face.
"I haven't, you've just gotten better" defended the boy taking a more relaxed stance.
"I take it you've heard the news" spoke the vixen quietly.
"Hai. Though I must admit it wasn't what I expected."
"Neither of us did, honestly I thought he'd want you dead." Said Kyuubi with a sigh. Walking forward the vixen stood in front of him before placing her left hand on his whiskerless cheek.
"You've grown, you're not the short brat I used to knock around anymore" she said softly.
"And your not the overgrown plushy I used to annoy in my stomach" responded the blonde with a smirk.
"We should get going before Ten-neechan starts looking for us" said Konohamaru causing Naruto to pale once more.
Before anyone could blink he had snatched up Karen and Yuzu and was making a mad dash down the path. The three young gennin followed quickly knowing of the weapon mistress's wraith. Kyuubi however had grabbed both Issin and Ichigo and disappeared in a whirl of fire.
Naruto sighed as he stretched out on his bed. Beside him Kyuubi still laid sleeping looking every bit as angelic as she always did when he watched her. Sighing in contentment he climbed out the bed and moved towards his bathroom. Thirty minutes later he emerged a towel around his waist, and hair still a bit wet.
Quickly grabbing some clothes he walked back into the bathroom and quickly closing the door. Not a moment after Kyuubi's eyes snapped open and with a fiery blush on her face she rolled over and squealed into the pillow.
Once dressed the blonde emerged before strapping on his pouch and holster. Then snatching up and putting on his trench coat he moved out the room to check on his sisters. Once he arrived and seeing the girls still asleep, he left the house knowing Konohamaru was already up and out the door, it was with this knowledge that he disappeared in a cloud of smoke.
Kakashi sighed as he stared up at the ceiling above him. He seriously hated chakra exhaustion; it had the nasty habit of leaving him in the hospital. This meant he couldn't read his beloved books in peace as the nurses always tried to take them, especially Shizune.
This was especially true when concerning his latest treasure 'Icha Icha Nurse's'. Like the title suggest this book was based on those women in the medical field from medic-nin to regular nurses. The story actually followed a young girl who was studying under the head doctor. In all honesty the girl reminded him a bit of Sakura, who unknown to him the character was based off of.
His thoughts however were interrupted when one of the medics entered the room. He paid her close attention while she worked as she as well as others had often tried to remove his mask. Once she was gone he breathed a sigh of relief, absentmindedly he wondered how long it would take for him to bed her.
5 Days Later:
Naruto stared up at the night sky from his position on the wooden house Yamato, his current team leader had created. His team was made up of himself, Sakura, Yamato and this kid Sai.
Sai had been the same guy that had attacked his team on their way to the Forest of Death. The blonde had also found that the black haired boy referred to his private area's too much for his liking. Sai also had the ability to turn his drawings into literal creatures to attack his opponents, which explained why he smelled ink after his first encounter with the boy.
Yamato he found was far different than how Kakashi was. In the short time he'd known him the man had yet to insult him or write him off even knowing who he was. Along with that he hadn't gone and played favorites during there training together instead opting to work on the groups teamwork, or rather their lack of it.
Sakura he was unsure about, though that was probably because he'd spent as much time as possible avoiding the pink haired chuunin. He had noticed however that she was no longer the weakling that she once was. This had been proven true when she used her own monstrous strength in a very productive and entertaining manner, smacking Sai around.
The next morning found the group at the meeting site Sakura had gotten from Sasori. Yamato had donned the disguise of the dead missing-nin while he, Sakura, and Sai were to hide in the trees. Sasori's spy had revealed themselves to be none other than Kabuto. Unfortunately things went down hill from there Orochimaru came out himself; apparently Kabuto had been planning on betraying Sasori.
Sakura seeing this jumped out from her position in the trees and punched the ground creating a large crater and separating Kabuto from Orochimaru. Kabuto was quick to duck down barely avoiding the strike from Naruto's outstretched zanpakuto.
"Hello again Kabuto." said the blonde with a smirk oddly reminiscent of Kenpachi's. before the medic could react Naruto let him feel a portion of his spirit pressure forcing him to his knees from lack of air.
"I told you I'd kill you the next time we met" said the blonde coldly. Then holding his right hand forward index and middle fingers outwards he spoke the name of one of his favorite Hado techniques.
"Hado #4: White Lightning."
Kabuto watched as the lightning like energy shot towards him towards his heart. At the last minute though he managed to dodge to the side the attack hitting and destroying his right arm from the elbow down. Then faster than anyone could blink the blond disappeared before reappearing behind the sound-nin stabbing him through the back.
"Senka" said the blonde before the oto-nin fell forward.
"Interesting Naruto-kun" said the Snake sannin his yellow eyes shining.
"Now I'm beginning to wonder who would win in a fight between you and Sasuke-kun." he finished.
Naruto said nothing however and turned towards the sannin his zanpakuto resting calmly on his shoulder. Calmly he walked forward his steps measured not even making a sound on the rocky ground beneath him. He stopped however when he stood next to Yamato, about five feet from the sannin.
"You should feel honored" he said voice in the emotionless tone the Kuchiki was known for.
"You'll be the first enemy to ever feel my full power" he finished before raising his zanpakuto and turning the blade so it was held in front of his face the blunt end facing him.
"Strike to kill, Sephiroth." Spoke the blonde forcefully.
Just after this was said Naruto's reiatsu poured outward his spirit pressure being fully released and doubling making everyone fall to their knees gasping for breath. The power he was putting out was enough to force everyone to close their eyes to keep from going blind.
When everyone was able to see again they noticed Naruto's sword had changed. It was no longer the length of a katana but returned to that of an odachi measuring five feet in length. The blade was now black with a silver edge. The guard was gone being replaced by the blades which surrounded the now skinny black hilt. In the center of the blade near the hilt was the design of a silver lighting bolt. (AN: Picture the Hell Domination Sword in AJ-writers Of Demons and Gods except black and silver and without the jaws. I don't own it he's just letting me use it and one more thing.)
Without a word the blonde swiped the zanpakuto at the snake-man sending a blade of yellow energy at him. Shaking out of his shock he dodged to the side he barely dodged the attack which dug a deep trench in the ground as well as destroying the area behind him.
Turning he stood still and pointed the blade towards the sannin. For a moment Orochimaru wondered if he'd stopped before the blonde uttered a single word.
The blade glowed for a second before a wave of black lighting like energy shot out from it at the sannin. Orochimaru's eyes went wide seeing this as he dodged to the side avoiding the bolts that blasted holes into whatever they struck. Moving quickly he called forth the Kusanagi
Rushing forward he charged the blonde aiming to kill. He was surprised however when the boy faded out of existence before he reappeared by his side aiming to take his head off. bringing his own blade up he blocked the attack thankful that his physical strength still surpassed the blondes.
He was surprised however when Sakura threw a punch at his jaw, which thanks solely to his inhuman flexibility he was able to avoid. Yamato seeing this took his chance to go for a jutsu and started making seals. Unfortunately he was interrupted as an ink lion attacked him.
Dodging the beast he quickly drew a kunai before stabbing it into the lion and slicing through its throat. Looking up he noticed both Sakura and Naruto disposing of similar creatures. Unfortunately this distraction had been all that was needed for both Orochimaru and Sai to escape.
Naruto simply sighed and sheathed his zanpakuto, which had returned to normal. Looking over to Sakura he offered her a small smile which she gladly returned. He wasn't worried at all, after all the hebi would only lead him to the teme.
'And then there will be no more holding back my friend.' thought the blonde towards Sephiroth.
Kushina stared at the files in front of her in irritation. How was it that Naruto had other fiancés and she didn't know? Why hadn't Sarutobi told her about this? Hell why hadn't he told Naruto about this?
She was currently overlooking files made after a few marriage proposals by two individuals Hyuga Hiashi, and Yamanaka Inoichi. Apparently both men had glimpsed beneath Naruto's mask and knew he would be special. Hiashi's proposal however held more weight as not only was he a Hyuga, but this had apparently been part of the plans made by Naruto, Hinata, and Tenten.
It also says that Naruto hadn't even known what marriage was at the time, not that she blamed him, and had probably forgotten about it. Hinata however obviously hadn't and had politely turned down every suitor before they could even try anything. This left her with the responsibility of confronting the girl.
Inoichi's offer however had been more for the best interest of both his daughter and Naruto. Apparently he had noticed Ino had taken an interest in Naruto at an early age and started thinking. Naruto would need the backing of a clan for any moves he tried making politically, and his daughter would need someone who wouldn't back down from anything including her. As a side note it also kept her from the Uchiha. This left her with the job of speaking with Inoichi as well now.
On top of this Tenryo, the kitsune king had demanded the union between his eldest daughter Kyuubi and her former vessel after finding out about the demon blood now flowing through him. Apparently he had forced Tsunade's hand by threatening the life of her nephew.
Then there was Hinomori. She would have to be blind not to notice the attraction that the fifth division lieutenant had to her son. Hell even Haku had noticed it and she was hardly ever around because of her duties. She knew Soifon had noticed but had dismissed it, most likely deeming it unimportant.
It seemed the only one who hadn't noticed was Naruto, who still hadn't really caught up with others his age when pertaining to certain things. She sighed as she massaged her temples with her thumb and index finger. It would seem Naruto and his father had another thing in common, they attracted women far too easily. Now she somehow had to fix this mess.
The blonde haired gennin sat once more on the roof of a wooden house created by Yamato. After the battle he had stayed behind for a moment and took up his Shinigami form. Not long after that Kabuto's body had began to pulse before turning into a black figure with a white mask, a hollow.
It had taken much for him to dispose of him though seeing the man's soul sucked into the gates of hell had made a bit of an impact on the blonde. Once that had been done he had quickly caught up to Sakura and Yamato which eventually lead him here.
"I'm coming for you…" whispered the blonde quietly to the wind. "…Sasuke."
Sai walked through the dark corridors of the snake sannin's most recent hideout quietly. He had taken his last orders from Danzo very seriously and would be sure to complete his mission, eliminating Uchiha Sasuke.
Walking through the corridors he soon found himself before a single black door. Opening it he stepped inside finding himself in a large room the only light coming from the hallways outside, which wasn't much.
However there in front of him sat a figure that he definitely recognized. The male was around his eyes with long black hair. He wore black shinobi pants bandaged at the ankles and a purple shirt a purple rope tied around his waist acting as a belt. His red eyes looked through the darkness with no problem three black comma marks in each one.
"Uchiha Sasuke" said Sai emotionlessly gaining the boys attention.
"Kuchiki Naruto sends his regards." he said causing the boys red eyes to widen.
AN: That's it it's finally done. Naruto's Shikai has finally been revealed, AJ-Writer thanks again for letting me use this blade as well as the other, which will be seen soon. Next chapter will be out hopefully within the next two weeks. Thanks for reading and please review but please now flames. Till the next time LATER.