-1I Don't Own Naruto or Bleach, so LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!!!
Ok People Here's a new story for you all because of my constant inability to stay on one topic. I got the idea after listening to a song by Three Days Grace and from watching Bleach at 2 o'clock in the morning. What really happens to the ninja when they die? This is my version of what happens to the Naruto characters when they die. Have you ever noticed how the Special Forces of the Gotei 13 use hand seals to control the Sokyoku, the giant halberd used for executions. Or how they dress in ninja like uniforms? Well, that's the basis for my latest story…
Time Of Dying.
Summary: Naruto dies at the Valley of the End, but his will to fulfill his promise to Sakura and his desire to become Hokage pushes him to new levels. He gets trained in the arts of the Shinigami while also learning a few new tricks from an unexpected person. Two years later, Naruto leaves the Soul Society and reenters the world of the living to fulfill his promise and to become Hokage.
"Inner Sakura/ Zanpakutou"
Chapter 1- Death…
As the darkened skies over the battlefield begin their downpour, a battle of unprecedented levels is taking place. The place is the Valley of the End. A fitting name for this place. The place where the great Shodai Hokage fought one of his best friends, Uchiha Madara. Little did they know that a battle similar to theirs was currently happening. A battle between Uzumaki Naruto and Uchiha Sasuke.
"Give it up, teme! Come home!" shouts the Kyubi influenced Uzumaki Naruto.
"Never… I must gain the power to kill my brother! Even if I have to go through you!" yells the Uchiha who is currently in his Cursed Seal level 2 form.
"I Will bring you back, even if I have to break every bone in your body!!!" roars Naruto.
"You're in my way…" said Sasuke. "DIE!!!!!!" The Uchiha Charges up a Chidori attack.
"Teme!!!!" growls Naruto as he Charges up a Rasengan. "Let's Go!!!"
Jumping in the air, the two begin their attack on the other. As the distance closes, they push their attacks in front of them and ready to strike.
"RASENGAN!!!!" "CHIDORI!!!" shout the two as the techniques clash. Naruto adjusts his attack so he only hits Sasuke's Headband, as Sasuke plunges his Chidori into Naruto's chest.
"S-sasuke…" whispers Naruto before coughing up blood.
"Stupid Dobe. You should have let me go, my brother." said Sasuke as he opens his eyes to reveal the Mangekyo Sharingan. "I guess you did something right." With that, Sasuke throws the near dead Naruto into the river and leaves.
'This is it, I guess…I-I'm sorry Sakura-chan… I couldn't do it. I couldn't bring him back… and now I'll never see your smiling face ever again…I'm sorry…' thought Naruto as darkness takes over him.
As Naruto is consumed by death, a creature of humongous power comes in search of his soul.
"Huh?!?! Where am I?" asks Naruto. As he looks around, he notices that he is still at the valley. Then he notices a long chain attached to his chest and the seal, that went over to what appeared to be a bloody version of himself floating in the water. "What the Hell?!?! That's me!!! And what the hell is this chain?!?!"
"You Brat!!! We're DEAD!!!! You got us KILLED!!!" Roared the demon inside the seal.
"So, I'm really dead?"
"Yes you imbecile!!! You got us Killed and I'm still stuck in this Damnable Seal!!! I hope You're happy…" growled the Kyubi.
"Aww… I love you too, Furball." said Naruto sarcastically.
"You Fuck Off, you overgrown piece of fuzz!"
"Be Quiet Brat! Something's Coming…" said the demon.
"GUARRR!!!!!!!!" roared something hidden in the woods. Out of nowhere, a giant, lizard like beast with a white mask and a hole in its chest. On its mask, it has markings reminiscent of the Sharingan's tomoes.
"What the Hell is that?!?!" shouts Naruto, drawling the attention of the beast.
"Hahaha!!!! A new meal!!! Hmm… it seams that you have a very high amount of Reiatsu for a newly deceased soul. I can't wait to devour you!!!" said the creature.
"You want to eat me?!?! What the Fuck is going on here?!?!" cries Naruto.
"Time to eat!!!" shouts the beast as it charges Naruto. Using all of his skill as a ninja, he barely dodges the attack, but the beast manages to break the chain coming out of his chest. Naruto can only watch as the chain rapidly begins to corrode and disappear.
"Ahhhh!!!!! What the Hell is happening to me?!?!" screams Naruto as an overwhelming pain consumes his chest. As the pain intensifies, he is no longer able to stand it and passes out. Expecting to wake up in his mindscape, where the seal is, he finds himself in a forest filled with old pine trees. Standing not too far away from him is the figure of a man with spiky blond hair and a white cloak with red flames on the bottom.
"Come this way, boy." said the man.
"Yondaime-sama?" asks Naruto.
"No, I am not the Yondaime. I have taken this appearance because he is the one you looked up to the most in life. My name is…" said the man.
"Huh? I didn't catch what you said at the end." said Naruto.
"I said my name is…" said the man.
"I still can't here you." said Naruto.
"I guess you are not ready to hear my name yet." said the man. "But first, you must find your zanpakutou. It is hidden in this forest inside of a box. You must find it or your heart will be consumed by the rapidly corroding chain, turning you into one of those beasts that is attacking you. Hurry now! Your time is short!"
"Ok." said Naruto as he jumps off into the woods.
Little did Naruto know, but the fox sealed inside him is still conscious regardless of all the pain. A chain is also sticking out of its chest. A chain that is eroding faster than Naruto's.
"Guarrrr!!!!!" roars the Kyubi as the chain reaches its chest. The plate over its heart disappears, revealing a hole. Suddenly, the Kyubi bursts into a billion little particles, and is seemingly gone. After a few minutes, the Particles reform in the form of the fox. The Kyubi appears to be the same as before except for the giant hole in its chest. Then a strange, white substance begins oozing out of every opening in its face, forming a bone-like mask over its face. The Mask then cracks just above its eyes and falls off, revealing its face once again. Its evil red eyes burning with a new power.
Back with Naruto…
"Goddamn it!" shouts Naruto as he continues his search. He ahs been searching for about a Half an hour in his world and still hasn't found the box. Jumping up on a branch, he senses a strange power coming from the top of the tree. Using the tree climbing technique, he reaches the top to find the box he's been looking for on the very top branch. Opening the box, he pulls out an elegant katana with a golden hilt and scabbard. Unsheathing the blade, he looks upon the silver blade, which has a strip of gold inlay, running down its middle in the shape of a lightning bolt. Looking at the tsuba (Sword Gurad) of the blade, he notices that it is in the shape of a shuriken with the kanji for wind, lighting, shadows, and fire on it. Picking up the sheath, he notices the intricate carvings of a cliff with a Sakura tree overlooking the ocean. Sheathing the sword, he looks at the base of the sword and sees a spiral, which seems to be his sign. Placing the blade on his belt, he suddenly is pulled back in to the real world. His sword by his side and the chain no longer sticking out of his chest.
"Wow! That was weird, dattebayo!" exclaims Naruto.
"Eh? What the Hell?!?! This Kid should have become a hollow by now!" said the creature as it prepares for another attack. "Now it appears that you have become a Shinigami…"
"A shinigami??? I thought that there was only one Shinigami?" thought Naruto out loud.
"No, there are many Shinigami and you are now one of them." said the beast. "Now I must kill you and devour your soul!"
With that said, the strange beast begins his attack with a quick strike to Naruto's midsection.
"Kah!" coughs Naruto after taking the blow. "Oh, so that's the way you want to play?" said Naruto as he puts his hands into a cross sign. "Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!" With Naruto's battle cry of his favorite technique, he tries to gather chakra but nothing happens. "NANI!!!! Where are the Kage Bunshin?!?!" shouts Naruto as he starts looking around for his clones.
"They aren't here, kid." says a bodiless voice.
"Huh? Are you the guy from the forest?" asks Naruto. "And why can't I make clones?"
"Yes, I am the man from your mindscape and the reason that you can't make clones is that you no longer have chakra." said the man from the mindscape.
"What do you mean I don't have chakra?!?!" shouts Naruto.
"You no longer have a physical body, so you no longer have the physical part of chakra. All you have is the spiritual part of chakra known as Reiatsu. You might be able to use some of your techniques with Reiatsu eventually, but right now we have bigger concerns."
As Naruto snaps out of his mental trance, he barely dodges a claw strike to the face.
"Grrr… You're really starting to piss me off!" growls Naruto.
"I Will Devour You, Shinigami!" yells the beast.
'I wonder if I can replicate my Rasengan with this reiatsu stuff.? The Rasengan uses pure chakra so I might be able to just force out extra reiatsu to compensate for the lack of physical energy. Let's give it a try!' thought Naruto as he begins to focus on his new energy. Soon, a wisp of blue reiatsu trails across his palm in a rotating pattern before it's joined by more reiatsu. After a few seconds a spinning ball of supercharged reiatsu is buzzing away in his palm. 'SCORE!!!!!!'
"Kukukuku! What are you going to do with that little ball of fun, shinigami? That thing could never do anything to me!" laughs the creature.
"You'll see!" shouts Naruto as he begins running at an insane speed towards the beast. "Eat this!!!!!" "RASENGAN!!!!" The boy smashes the jutsu as hard as he can into the creatures mask, cracking it and drilling a hole through it into the beasts skull, instantly knocking it unconscious.
"Finish it off. Use your blade to cut the mask in half." said the nameless man.
Unsheathing his sword, he raises it over his head and swings down, cutting the mask in half. Putting his blade away, he watches as the beast turns into small particles and floats away.
"Wow…" said Naruto. "Now what?"
"You come to Soul Society and become a real Shinigami." said a serious voice from behind Naruto. Tuning around really slow, he comes to face a black haired man wearing a black kimono and hakama, with a white haori over top of it. Around his neck is greenish white scarf and in his hair is a white headpiece that symbolized his status as a noble.
"Great, another person with a stick up their ass. Jeeze, this guy is worse that Hyuga Hiashi." mumbled Naruto.
"You say something?" said the guy.
"No. Nothing!" said Naruto, waving his hands in front of his face, trying to prove his 'innocence'. "So who are you and why are you here?"
"My name is Kuchiki Byakuya, captain of the 6th Division of the Gotei 13 ,and as a Shinigami, I am here to send you to Soul Society via konsou." stated the noble shinigami
"Huh? You're the Shinigami? I always thought the shinigami was a big scary guy that devours the souls of the dead, not a semi-normal looking person that seems to be kinda nice." said Naruto.
"No. I am one of many shinigami. The shinigami you are speaking of is of myth that the humans invented to scare evil wishers from using forbidden techniques." said Byakuya.
"But what about when old man Sarutobi summoned the Shinigami and when the Yondaime summoned him to…" said Naruto before looking down.
"To what boy?" asked Byakuya.
"…seal the Kyubi inside of me using the Shiki Fuujin seal." finished Naruto.
"I believe that it was the king of Soul Society that was summoned. His power far exceeds any of the captains. He lives in a different dimension and no shinigami alive has ever seen him." stated Byakuya.
"So how do we get to this Soul Society?" asks Naruto.
"I would have used the Konsou on you, but since you have somehow unlocked your shinigami powers and also with the beast inside of you, I cannot." said Byakuya. "so, instead, we are both going to travel through the senkaimon gates and enter the Seireitei. After we enter the Seireitei, I am to take you directly to the Sotaicho Yamamato-sama." stated the ever stoic Byakuya.
"Alright! Let's go! I've got to get stronger so I can protect my precious people and fulfil my goals and promises, dattebayo!" exclaims Naruto.
"Fine… Let us go." said Byakuya as he opens the gates and steps into it pulling along a stunned Naruto…
End Chapter 1...
Ok ok! I'm sorry guys but I got bored and I wanted to make a Naruto/Bleach crossover. Don't expect updates too often so don't get all pissed off when I haven't posted in a while. Expect an update of NPA by the end of next week if all goes as planed and maybe a new chapter of the return. 'til next time! Ja ne!!