Yay! A Harry Potter/Naruto Xover! WHOO! I'm so proud of myself.
I've gotten a lot of comments that the first chapter needed work, so I present to you the new and improved chapter uno!
Warnings: THERE ARE DEATHLY HALLOWS SPOILERS! Also, there are spoilers from the anime. I'm not sure how far. Oh, well. For my GaaUsa fans: Usagi's in the story (She's in most my stories), however, she and Gaara won't be together. –Cries- Everyone who is dead remains dead—except for Haku. But I love Haku. So he's back. XD
I feel like I should mention the ages.
Ages:Naruto, Shikamaru, Hinata, Gaara, Sakura, and Sasuke: 17
Neji and Tenten: 18
Haku, Temari, and Usagi: 20
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto or Harry Potter. Masashi and Rowling do! I don't even own the title, Akatsukilover2010 does—she wrote the Other Snake Lord, another HP/Naru Xover, which is probably much better then mine—read it! (I got permission, by the way)
Claimer: I tried to make this plot different then other Xovers that are out there. Certainly, in some cases, they're the same--I OWN THE DIFFERENCES!
"What do you mean, my brother's dead? There must be some mistake!" Orochimaru frantically cried. The shock on his face was visible, even in the dark, underground tunnels. Voldemort and Orochimaru had never been close, but they were still family. Family death always bites.
"No, Orochimaru-sama. Our contacts were absolutely certain. Voldemort-sama has died," Kabuto informed him. He hated to disappoint Orochimaru, but lying would only have made it worse…
"Kabuto! Who killed him?"
"Well, technically, he killed himself—however, the fault lies on Harry Potter, a young wizard."
"Wizard? Oh, right. The silly type of shinobi from Voldemort's world…" Orochimaru recalled. "Kabuto, send someone to wake Sasuke…we need to make a little visit to Mr. Harry…"
"Ah…Orochimaru-sama, I believe it's Mr. Potter—they give the surnames last in England."
A few minutes later, Sasuke entered the room, looking pissed off at the unwanted end of his slumber. "What is it?" he asked.
"We're going on a mission of sorts, Sasuke-kun." Orochimaru waited for Sasuke to display an emotion other than anger.
"Hn." Sasuke disappointed him with indifference.
"Kabuto…" Orochimaru muttered, deciding patience was the best approach. He signaled for Kabuto to explain.
"We're going to kill the murderer of Orochimaru's brother."
"Hn." Still apathetic, Sasuke shrugged.
"Alright. We leave tomorrow."
"Are you sure?"
"Hn. I'm sure."
"Yes, Tsunade-sama, he's going to kill Potter-san," Sasuke snapped, cutting her off.
Tsunade sighed. "I'll talk to Dumbledore. Thank you," Tsunade said, truly meaning her words. What would she do without dearest Sasuke?
"Hn." Sasuke left Tsunade's office, heading for Otogakure.
Being a double-crosser is almost more trouble than it's worth… he thought, dodging a civilian.
Tsunade picked up the mirror that Dumbledore had given her previously. "Dumbledore!" she cried, looking into the mirror.
Instead of the pale blue eyes she had grown used to seeing in the mirror, brown eyes stared back at her.
"I suppose you are the Tsunade-sama that Professor Dumbledore spoke of…" said a voice in the mirror. "I am Minerva McGonagall. I am the current Headmistress—you see, Dumbledore has, well, he's passed away. He said you would only contact me in times of dire need. What is it?"
Tsunade, naturally, reacted to the news of Dumbledore's passing. Carefully keeping her face straight, she spoke. "I'm very sorry to hear that."
"We all are." McGonagall sounded very tired.
Tsunade pushed on. This was no time for distractions. "I have reason to believe the Orochimaru, the brother of Voldemort, will come to your world to kill Harry Potter. I think he's upset about his brother's death. To make it worse, he is just as willing to kill anyone who gets in his way as Voldemort was. I suggest that you allow us to send some our Shinobi to guard Potter-san." The words were a frantic rush.
"That won't be necessary—Harry is capable of taking care of himself." McGonagall said severely.
"That may be true of the wizards and witches of your world, but Orochimaru is a different sort of, er, 'wizard', I suppose. He won't use 'magic' you've ever seen, or even heard of. It will all be new. This is why I suggest—no, request—that you let us send some shinobi. They have seen it all before, know how to conquer it, and Orochimaru won't suspect their arrival. Please accept our offer of help." Tsunade was still desperate. It was crucial that Harry Potter, a known ally to Dumbledore remain living, if Dumbledore had perished.
"…Alright. But how do you plan to keep them with Potter at all times?"
Tsunade considered this. "They can be exchange students. And teachers, if necessary."
"I don't know if that's wise... It might be better if they're all at least 18, don't you think?"
"They'll all be at least seventeen. They've been doing this since they we're twelve—or younger. Trust me, they can do this."
"I don't know…" McGonagall still seemed unsure.
Tsunade pushed harder, recalling a piece of trivia from Dumbledore. "Don't wizards come of age at seventeen in your world? Why should this be any different?"
"I suppose so." She seemed quite put out. "How many will you send?"
"Ah…eleven. You have four openings for teachers, right?"
"Five, actually," McGonagall said.
"In that case, I'll send twelve. Five of the twelve will be teachers. It's simple as that. Agreed?"
"Yes. Thank you."
"We'll send them tomorrow."
"Alright…" McGonagall's face vanished from the mirror, and Tsunade sighed again.
She downed the rest of her sake. "I smell a hangover," she commented to no one, pouring some more sake.
"Sasuke, you should really stop sneaking out…" Orochimaru said chidingly the next morning.
"Hn," Sasuke grunted, uncaring.
"I can't afford for you to keep killing the servants I send to awake you…" Orochimaru continued as though Sasuke hadn't said anything.
Sasuke rolled his eyes.
Orochimaru sighed, wondering why he couldn't have had followers like his brother's—those who do what he wanted and feared him… Of course, his brother didn't need to keep them alive…
"We need to go now, Orochimaru-sama," Kabuto spoke up, holding out a scroll.
Orochimaru nodded. "Start the jutsu, Kabuto…"
Kabuto nodded, unrolling the scroll. Dimly, Sasuke noticed a symbol that resembled 'summoning'. "You'll need to hold on to the scroll."
Dutifully, they placed a hand on the scroll.
"Portkey no jutsu!" Kabuto cried, yelling the jutsu.
TO ENGLAND!!! The thought seemed to resonate in all three shinobi's head
Something seemed to hook behind Sasuke's navel, and yanked hard. Suddenly the three of them were spinning.
If Sasuke hadn't been a total ice cube, he would have screamed.
But, having the personality of a log, he remained silent, though Orochimaru hissed, and Kabuto screamed like a little girl.
Then they were falling.
"Oof!" Kabuto grunted as he hit the ground. Orochimaru landed on top of him.
Nimbly, Sasuke landed on his feet. He looked at his 'master' and his fellow apprentice. He rolled his eyes at them.
"Orochimaru-sama, we should do this undercover. Potter has to go to school—he didn't attend last year. So… Sasuke can be a student at the school. He can befriend Potter, and when the time is right, we can make our move." Apparently, Kabuto had had an epiphany while shrieking and falling.
"Brilliant plan, Kabuto."
Sasuke chose to remain silent.
"Are you up for it, Sas-u-ke-kun?" Orochimaru taunted, taking care to drag his name out into three syllables.
"I'll take that as a yes." Orochimaru said with a smirk, though the 'hn'ing was really beginning to irritate him. "We must get a list of supplies, and try to see if we can enter you into the school."
"I'll begin work on it immediately!"
"Kabuto, one question. Where are we?"
"Well, it appears we're at Godric's Hollow."
"This will be our meet up spot…Kabuto…You go see if you can get Sasuke enrolled in the school. Sasuke…buy us clothes so that we'll blend in…" Orochimaru commanded.
"STOP SAYING 'HN', YOU FRIGGIN' IDIOT!" Orochimaru snapped, finally losing it.
Of course, being an Uchiha, Sasuke couldn't let that one lie. "HHHH-NN."
"INSOLENT BOY!" He reached out as if to slap him—of course, Orochimaru wouldn't ever do anything to Sasuke—he needed him alive. And curse the boy, two years ago; when he had needed his body, he had vanished without a trace. And once again, Orochimaru had to find another person to trade bodies with. Disgusting.
Sasuke and Kabuto left to go on their respective 'missions'.
Naruto, Sakura, Shikamaru, Hinata, Neji, Tenten, Anko, Kakashi, and Haku stood in front of Tsunade's desk. After…the incident with Juugo…Haku had traveled for two years, then come to Konoha, and Tsunade had welcomed him as a shinobi of the Hidden Leaf.
"What's our mission, Granny Tsunade?" Naruto asked excitedly.
Uninterested, Kakashi read his book. Anko tried to read over his shoulder.
"You're going to go to England, to protect a boy named Harry Potter from Orochimaru."
Without their permission, everyone's thoughts turned to Sasuke. Naruto was the only one to speak. "Sasuke…"
"He'll be there. Please do not attack anyone until they do. We are not going to attract attention, understood? You're just protecting the boy. You'll be students in the school…" she continued her explanation.
Someone knocked on the door.
Temari, Gaara, and Thuuran Usagi (1) walked into the room.
"We're ready to go, Tsunade-sama!" Temari yelled.
"I thought Kankuro was coming," Tsunade asked in confusion. "Don't you need to remain in Suna, as Kazekage?"
Gaara spoke up. "He was, but then he got sick at the last minute, so he's stepping in for me as Kazekage."
Naruto stared at him. "That was more than three words…"
"Correct," Gaara acknowledged. He ducked his head, and his red locks covered the smirk that crossed his face.
"Now we're back to one," Usagi said, ruffling Gaara's hair. She smiled at him, as a big sister might smile at her kid brother.
He frowned, properly indignant. "Cut that out."
Kakashi, still bored, read his book. Anko gave up trying to read over his shoulder.
"So your mission—"
"We already know," Usagi interrupted, flipping her hair over her shoulder.
"Okay." Tsunade was slightly put out, but let her disrespect pass. "Let us move on. Here," she said, tossing them a scroll. " Unroll and touch."
Looking at her strangely, they obeyed. She smirked. "Portkey no jutsu!"
When they were out of her office, she smiled. Payback, she thought with satisfaction.
Finding themselves on a grassy knoll, after their unexpected trip, they stood up brushing themselves off. Poor Hinata was trying to regain her breath—it had been knocked out of her when Naruto had landed on her. That in itself had made her breathless, but for a different reason.
Neji spoke first. "That was…interesting. Where are we?"
"I'm not sure…" Shikamaru said, scratching the back of his head.
Temari rolled her eyes. "Crybaby, don't be so stupid—there's the castle we're going to school at."
A huge man walked towards them from the castle. "Hello, I'm Rubeus Hagrid."
They all stared at him, except Kakashi because—well you know.
"Why don't yeh come up teh the castle, teh meet Professor McGonagall?"
At this point, Haku decided to take charge. Everyone else seemed somewhat intimidated by Hagrid's height. After spending far too much of his life with Zabuza, it was nothing. "Okay. Come on, everyone," he said, in that beautiful (girly) voice.
Hagrid made small talk as they approached the castle. "I won' be here, once the term starts, though. I'm goin' teh Romania, teh study dragons, with Charlie Weasley. That's why we needed a new Care of Magical Creatures teacher. Who'll that be?"
"That's me!" Usagi said with a grin. Everyone was warming up to the half-giant. It was impossible not to.
"Really? Have yeh studied Magical Creatures before?" Hagrid seemed genuinely interested.
"Well, no. I was hoping I could have someone suggest some material for me to study." She turned her face up to his, still smiling.
"I have lots in m' cabin! Why don' yeh come by after McGonagall tells yeh what's happenin'?"
"Alright. Thank you." She seemed pleased.
"Who else is teachin'?"
"I'm teaching Potions…" Kakashi said, without looking up from his book.
"I'm Transfiguration," said Anko. She was feeling quite put out, because she wanted to know what happened next in Icha Icha Paradise.
"I'm teaching Muggle Studies," Temari said, "because I heard the teacher died last year."
"Ah…that she did. What about Defence against the Dark Arts?"
"That's me." Haku's voice was quiet, but firm.
Hagrid looked at him doubtfully. "Not teh be rude, or anythin', but yeh don' look like you could defend against a fly…"
Haku looked at him coldly. "Looks are deceiving. Very much so in my case."
"That's just another way you've been confused. I'm male."
"Don't worry. It happens all the time," Haku muttered, as Naruto snickered. "Even Naruto fell for it."
Naruto abruptly stopped laughing. "Shut up."
Now Sakura silently laughed at him.
Hinata couldn't stop a grin spreading across her face, and no one else bothered trying to stop they're smirks.
"Don't worry, Haku!" Usagi said with a grin, but it didn't quite reach her eyes. "I'm sure you'll find someone who won't care that you have a definite feminine appearance." She looked away, to talk to Temari, but not before he saw the accusation she tried to hide from him.
Haku sent her a glare, but sighed inwardly. It was apparent, she still hadn't forgiven him.
"Alright, Mr. Yakushi. We'll accept Mr. Uchiha. Here's a list of things he needs to purchase."
"Thank you, Professor McGonagall." Kabuto walked out the door, and ninja poofed away.
A few moments later, the shinobi from Konoha entered the room.
"Oh. You must be the exchange students and the new teachers. Welcome to Hogwarts." McGonagall's smile was welcoming.
"Thank you," Haku said softly.
"These are the supply lists," she said holding out seven lists. "I assume you'll all be seventh years."
"And here are your detailed descriptions of the course you're teaching." She held out five thick books. Each of the older shinobi took one.
"This is a picture of Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Ginny Weasley. It may also be in your best interest to watch this boy. He was allied with the Dark Lord, though he claims to no longer be on his side. His name is Draco Malfoy. He's only here because he failed Defense against the Dark Arts. At that point, apparently, he thought he had the best protection against the Dark Arts—his loyalty. Obviously that won't help him now."
"Makes sense. Thank you. We'll go, now."
Standing in Diagon Ally Sasuke looked at the list that Kabuto had given him. I CAN'T READ THIS! What's that jutsu? Oh, yeah!
He muttered a jutsu to help him read the weird language. Ahh…
After he had purchased almost all of the materials, he headed towards Ollivander's.
A bell rang as he opened the door. A middle aged man walked out of the back of the store. "Oh. Hello. Can I help you?"
"Uh, yeah. I need a new wand—I broke the one I was using before."
"Most wizards get only one wand…" the man responded.
"I was using my father's previously."
"I see. Well…here, try this one. Ash and dragon heartstring, 9 inches."
Sasuke took the proffered wand, and waved it wildly around. The window broke.
"Reparo," the man murmured, waving his own wand at the window. The glass jumped back into the pane. He snatched the wand back. "Not that one…Try this: holly and unicorn hair. 7 and ¼ inches."
Again, he waved it. Bang. The chair broke…
The man sighed, though he didn't look too surprised. "Reparo," he murmured again. The chair snapped back together. "Hmmm…try this. Beechwood and basilisk skin core, 11 inches."
That sounds better.
Sasuke grasped the wand, and warmth spread through him.
"Good job!" the shopkeeper looking absolutely delighted.
"Wait…I thought Ollivander's only supplied unicorn hair, dragon heartstring, and phoenix tail feathers."
"Mr. Ollivander did, but the new management also supplies basilisk skin and veela hair cores."
"What happened to Ollivander?"
"The Dark Lord killed him." (2)
"Oh. Well, thank you! I'm going now." Sasuke exited the shop.Hmmm…says I'm allowed to bring an owl, toad, or cat. Well, that's lame.
He went to Magical Menagerie, the 'Wizard Pet Store' (3).
When he got there, he looked around, and decided he didn't particularly want an owl. Too loud, he believed. A toad? Definitely not. Cats? They don't' really go well with his personality, you see.
A hiss echoed through the room. Slowly, Sasuke turned towards the glass case containing the snake. He leaned towards the small black snake.
"Hello…" he murmured to the snake.
"Hmmm… What's your name?"
"I don't have one."
"I like you. Hmmm. How much for the snake?" he asked, abruptly turning to the man behind the counter.
"Well, you aren't allowed to have those at Hogwarts…"
Sasuke gave him the 'do-I-look-like-I-care' look.
"Ah…never mind. 5 Galleons."
Sasuke handed over the large coins. "Here." He stuck his hand in the case and the snake slithered up his arm under his sleeve. "Toodles."
Rolling his eyes, he ninja poofed back to Godric's Hallow.
"Hello…Sasuke-kun," Orochimaru hissed from the shadows of the room.
"I told you to stop saying that!"
"Hn. What's your point?"
"Oh, leave me alone," Orochimaru snapped.
"CUT THAT OUT!"
"You know, I'm only saying 'Hn' because I'm emo. And you taught me to be emo. You have only yourself to blame, hn."
Orochimaru hissed in frustration.
A black head poked out of Sasuke's collar. "Who hisses in such an angry manner?"
"That's the Emo Lord. You can ignore him." Orochimaru's all-knowing tendencies were really starting to irritate him.
"Sasuke! You dare hiss in return to me?!?" Orochimaru stood, mouth agape.
"…I didn't hiss."
"Yes you did! HISSING IS MY LINE!"
"You're annoying." Sasuke started to walk away.
He hissed again.
"He shouldn't hiss in such a manner."
"I know. It's really irritating."
"FOR THE LAST TIME, I AM NOT HISSING!"
"…Why are you hissing, anyway? Are you talking to the snake?"
"…Yes. In Japanese, not hissing."
"You are hissing!"
"What is he saying?"
"Why can you understand me, but not him?"
"You are speaking my language…"
"So, I AM hissing?"
"I suppose so…If that is what you call it."
"Can most people understand you?"
"You're the only one I've met," she said, "But then, I am young."
"Hmmmm…I must ponder this."
Sasuke wandered off while Orochimaru continued to hiss and pout.
(1) If you don't know who that is, go to my story Do you love me? Except she's older than everyone else—she's Haku's age in this story.
(2) Please note the next chapter's beginning A/N for explanation.
(3) As dubbed by me.
It's over! Yay! This is an incredibly long chapter, for me, anyway. My goal is to make them all this long! Yay!
I need ideas for the name of Sasuke's snake. Or will she just remain nameless?
Anyway, this chapter was vaguely Sasuke-centric. They won't all be. I'm not going to tell you who else-centric it will be…you'll have to wait!
And people have commented on how 'awesome' Sasuke is in this story, considering he's a total loser in the Anime/Manga. Anywho, the reason for this is, I don't like him—I hate him, right now—so I make him cooler than he actually is. Like when my friend and I play 'Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2', she makes Ino, another total loser, totally awesome and undefeatable. (While I'm talking about this, I'm actually really good with Neji and Haku. Weird, eh?) BTW, I don't own the really fun video game.