Author's Note: There! I managed to type out a Naruto and Harry Potter Xover fic! I'm so proud of myself... Anywho, this chapter will be very short because I just want to see how many reviews I get and what people think of this story. Sorta like a test-drive. It's just another typical Naruto and Harry Potter crossover. But, I dunno, maybe some of you guys out there might like it. I might add Neji in. I'm a freaking fan girl of his. Anyways, hope you guys enjoy the story!
EDITTED (3.10.08): THERE'S THE RE-WRITTEN VERSION IN THE 20TH CHAPTER!! Read the 19th chapter for more info. -.-
EDITTED (19.10.08): THE EDITED VERSION IS UP AS A COMPLETELY NEW STORY ENTITLED 'One's a Wizard, Two's a Ninja'. CHECK IT OUT ON MY PROFILE PAGE. THANK YOU! Read the 21st chapter.
"Come ON Naruto! OPEN UP!!" Sakura hollered, banging her fists onto the door of the blonde kitsune's apartment.
"Get your retarded ass out here, dobe!" Sasuke added, banging on the door too. Only his fists weren't making huge dents on it. There was some noisy shuffling and thudding on the other side of the door before it was practically torn off its hinges by a fuming Naruto. He was holding a cup of instant ramen in one hand while the other held the door knob. Strands of ramen dangled from his mouth. His bright cerulean eyes were narrowed to slits at the Uchiha boy. He clearly didn't notice his pink-haired crush there.
"What?!" he spat, bits of ramen flying from his mouth to the raven-haired boy's face.
"Dobe, that's gross…" Sasuke said disgustedly as he wiped the ramen from his face and glowered at Naruto. The Yondaime look-a-like twitched and opened his mouth for a retort.
"QUIET!!" Sakura screamed, a pissed expression on her face as she crossed her arms and tapped her foot angrily. The angry look on Naruto's face quickly slid off and was replaced by a sheepish one.
"S-sakura-chan! I didn't see you there!" Naruto stuttered, bracing himself to be introduced to the end of Sakura's fist. Instead, she sighed and muttered, "I can see that. C'mon. Kakashi told us to go to the Hokage tower. Something about a new mission."
Sakura leapt off, closely followed by Sasuke.
"H-hey!! Wait up, guys!" Naruto called out, struggling to put on his ninja shoes and closing his apartment door. He tripped just as he locked the door, falling head first onto the ground. Sasuke and Sakura glanced back for a moment before rolling their eyes simultaneously.
So much for being a ninja.
"Alright Team Seven, it's been a long time since you three had any important missions together, so I've decided to let you handle the latest request by an old friend of mine," Tsunade began after the usual banter between her and Naruto. She looked seriously at the three members of Team seven over the top of her clasped hands. Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke nodded and remained silent to let her continue.
"Albus Dumbledore, the old friend of mine, is the headmaster of a school. And he needs people to protect a student of his named Harry Potter."
"Protect a boy? What could be so important about that? He's just a normal boy," Sasuke said, his tone the usual monotone. Tsunade turned her head to face him.
"That is where you are wrong, Uchiha. You see, Dumbledore is no ordinary headmaster of an ordinary school. He's a wizard, and the school under him, called Hogwarts, teaches witchcraft and wizardry."
There was a long silence after that.
"You're kidding, right?" Sasuke said again. Sakura and Naruto could only stare at the busty blonde in front of them.
"Do I look like I'm kidding?" Tsunade snapped. Sasuke calmly shook his head.
"Anyways, this boy, Harry Potter, is more special than the rest of the wizards and witches his age because he's survived the killing curse cast by the darkest wizard of this era, Lord Voldemort, when he was still an infant. He's the only one known to have survived the killing curse. And Voldemort. (Sasuke: Yeah, and Naruto's the only one to have survived thirty bowls of ramen when he was 3.) However, the spell backfired, leaving Harry with a scar on his forehead and Voldemort barely alive. He's been gaining power all these years, and is bent on killing Harry, seeing he's the 'Chosen One'. He's been trying to kill Harry using different people's bodies for the past three years, and is believed to come back this year, more powerful that ever." She paused to take a breath.
"Therefore, Dumbledore has asked a favor from me, and I can't possibly decline. We might need his help when we are in danger. He requested for five on my best ninjas I could spare at the moment. The village needs more ninjas at this point of time, with the Grass allying with the Sound and Cloud to have a war against us and Sand. Although we do have allies like the Mist and Wave, I'm afraid it might not be enough. So, I decided that I could spare a three-man team, strong in teamwork, strength, secrecy, speed and intelligence. And you guys make the cut."
Naruto's, Sakura's and Sasuke's eyes gleamed with pride.
"Demo," Sakura asked. "What is the main objective of the mission, Tsunade-shishou?"
"All of you are to protect the school and its students. But more importantly, Harry Potter. When Voldemort strikes, you are to… assist, Harry in killing Voldemort."
"Why assist? Why can't we just kill him off ourselves?" Naruto inquired.
"If that was the case, I wouldn't have told you to protect Harry, now would I? I would have just told you to kill off a dangerous man named Voldemort. No, you can't kill him off, because that's Harry's goal. He wants to avenge his parents," Tsunade explained, darting her hazel eyes towards Sasuke for a moment. Sasuke lowered his head slightly, allowing his dark bangs to cover his onyx eyes. Sakura noticed this and gave him a small comforting smile, gently brushing her fingers against his wrist. He looked up and let a shadow of a smile grace his handsome features.
"Alright then. You three will be posing as students in Hogwarts. Gather as much information as possible about Voldemort and his allies. It will be very much needed in order to defeat him. And also, the closer you get to Harry, the better and easier it is for you to protect him."
Team seven nodded.
"Oh, and there is a competition called the Triwizard Tournament this year," Tsunade added. She chuckled at the confused looks of her favourite team.
"The Triwizard Tournament was first established some seven hundred years ago, as a friendly competition between the three largest European schools of witchcraft and wizardry – Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang. A champion was selected to represent each school, and the three champions competed in three magical tasks. The schools took in turns to host the Tournament every five years. And this year, it's hosted at Hogwarts. People will be coming in and it's easy to let something slip. So I just want to advise you three to be a little more cautious. Dumbledore's paying a lot for this mission. All your clothes and necessities will be paid by the village."
The three of them nodded. Sakura realized something and voiced it out.
"European? Ano, we can't speak English…" she trailed off, looking at her feet. Naruto and Sasuke pondered on it for a moment before nodding also.
Tsunade sighed. "Am I really that bad of a Hokage? Of course I didn't forget about that! That's why I came up with these!"
She took something out from her drawer, smirking in triumph. It was two silver rings hanging from two separate chains. On had 'Sakura' engraved onto it in script and the other had 'Sasuke' engraved onto it in script also. The one with the word 'Sakura' on it had beautiful cherry blossom patterns on the outer part of the ring. The one with the word 'Sasuke' on it had repeated patterns of the Uchiha fan around the outer part of the ring.
Naruto squinted his eyes at the two pieces of jewelry.
"Sakura… Sasuke… Hey! What about me?!"
Tsunade scowled at him. "As for you, brat, I'll be casting the translation jutsu on the necklace you're already wearing." She hastily unzipped his orange jumpsuit.
"H-hey!!" Naruto began to argue.
"Stay still, you brat!!"
Tsunade did a series of complicated hand seals and placed her glowing blue hand over the pendant of the necklace. Once she was done, she handed the silver rings respectively, according to the name written on the ring itself.
Sasuke held his by the chain with doubt clear in his obsidian eyes.
Sakura stared at hers with sparkling emerald eyes, clearly new at owning a piece of jewelry.
"Put those on and you'll be able to speak English with absolutely no problem at all."
Sasuke and Sakura glanced at each other and put on the necklace with reluctance. Tsunade examined her apprentice and tsked. She walked over to her and bent over to face her at eye level.
"Don't you think that she'll look better with a shorter chain, Uchiha?"
Sasuke jumped at the mention of his name. "H-huh?"
Tsunade chuckled and took off the chain from Sakura's neck. She took out another chain from her drawer, this time, it was a lot more short that the one holding the ring. She switched the chains and handed Sakura the new and improved one; the one with the shorter chain holding the ring. Sasuke saw that Sakura had trouble putting it on and offered to help. Sakura couldn't stop blushing as she held up her pink hair for Sasuke to clip on the chain at the back of her pale neck. Sasuke was just glad that she couldn't see his pink-tinted cheeks. Naruto huffed and crossed his arms, clearly not noticing Sasuke's blush, seeing that he hadn't made fun of the young Uchiha about it. The Godaime just smiled.
"Okay, now that that's all settled, I give you fifteen minutes to pack up some training clothes. I don't think they sell ninja training clothes in the wizarding world, now do they? After that, meet me back here with all your things. Understood?" Tsunade said, her tone firm.
The three teens saluted her.
"All of you back?" Tsunade did a quick head count which told her that all of them were indeed there. She took out something from her drawer; a Konoha headband.
"Hold on to this," she ordered. Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke obliged.
"Okay then. Kakashi will be waiting for you guys at the other end. He'll explain about the Quidditch World Cup. You will have to go on an undercover mission at the World Cup."
The three teens nodded.
"We won't be seeing each other for a long time, maybe a few times on important meetings. So, for now, I would just like to say good bye and stay safe." Tsunade smiled solemnly. Before they could reply, they felt a tug at their navels and were gone from the ridiculously busty blonde's sight.
"I don't want to loose three of my best ninjas…" she muttered as she stared at the spot where the Konoha trio just disappeared from.
Author's note: So... how was it? good? bad? Tell me in your reviews please! I decided not to update unless I have at least 20 reviews. (Sorry to those people who read this story before I editted it. It was a typo. What I meant was 20 reviews, not 30. Hey, it's easy to get a typo when you're typing at three in the morning and the music blasting in your ear to keep you awake.)