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"Inner Sakura/ Zanpakutou"
"Inner Hollow (While in real world)"
Chapter 8- Love of Battle…
'Fight to Live and Live to Fight. That is the path of a Warrior…'
"Lets Go!" shouts Naruto and Zabuza as they charge each other.
Two cold, tempered steel swords hit, showering their wielders in sparks. The two fighters jump back before attempting once again, trying to get through the other's defenses. They split and stare at each other. Killing intent runs rampant throughout the stadium. Zabuza heaves his Kubikiri Houcho back, and preceded to hurl his large blade with all his might at the blond.
"Kuso!" curses Naruto as he is forced to dodge the sword that was thrown at him. Just barely getting out of the way, he watches as the blade spirals past him to his left. With Naruto, distracted by the blade, Zabuza sets his plan into motion.
"Bone of a straggling beast, spire, crimson crystal, disc of steel, when the wind shifts, and the emptiness ceases, let the clash of lances resonate through the relinquished castle. Hadou 63: Raikouhou!(Blast Spell 63: Roaring Thunder Burn)" shouts Zabuza with his hands held out in front of him. A large wave of electricity is discharges from Zabuza's hands, locking on to Naruto.
"Shimakta!"(Damn it!) shouts Naruto as the lightning closes in on his position. Jumping to the side, he finds the energy hot on his tail. "What the Fuck?!?!" Sending reiatsu to his legs, he flashes out of sight to the other side of the field.
"Ha! So you learned Shunpo? Well, that won't do any good. Raikouhou won't stop until it makes contact." said Zabuza as he watches Naruto flash in and out of existence, trying to escape the attack.
'Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! How the FUCK to I get away from this Fuckin' thing?!?!' shouts Naruto in his head. He was using way too much reiatsu trying to avoid the attack and he still hasn't landed a single hit on Zabuza.
Watching the spectacle, Zabuza calmly walks over to his zanpakutou and picks it up before cockily resting the blade on his shoulder.
Flashing back into existence, Naruto finds himself a good twenty feet from his opponent. 'Ha! That's it!' Flashing once again, he reappears right in front of Zabuza, the energy wave closing in on his heels. "Ja!" exclaims Naruto to the stunned Zabuza as he flickers out of sight again. The lightning closes in on Zabuza. A mere six inches away from the shocked Zabuza, the attack drastically changes course and rockets off in another direction.
'Holy Shit! That was close!' thought Zabuza.
On the other side of the field, Naruto flashes into existence once again. Bending over, panting, he waits for the bang and the cries of pain coming from his opponent. When nothing comes, he shouts, "Hey! What Gives?" Hearing the familiar buzzing sound of the attack, realization strikes Naruto. "Oh Fuck!"
"AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" screams out Naruto as the attack strikes, shaking the whole entire stadium. Pain surges through his body, as the lightning courses throughout his body. Naruto the precedes to crumple to the ground, his senses in overload from the pain.
"NARUTOOOOOO!!!!!!!!" screams Kushina from her seat, as she watches her son fall to the ground.
"I tried to tell you kid, but you didn't listen." said Zabuza as he walks up to the crippled form of Naruto on the ground. "I'm sorry brat, but you can't win. I took you out with an attack from my weakest fields. I am a sword fighter and a ninjutsu user. I suck at Kidou. If I can defeat you with something I am horrible at, what chance do you stand against me when I use my true talent! Just give up!"
"No." said Naruto. Blurry eyed and disoriented, he slowly pushes himself off the ground and unsteadily gets to his feet. Turning his head, Naruto faces Zabuza, a fire burning in his blue eyes, piercing his opponent with his stare.
"Come on brat! Give up! I don't want to hurt you!" shouts Zabuza.
"No!" yells Naruto as he gets into a ready stance, ignoring the pain.
"Fine! Your Funeral!" shouts Zabuza as he slashes Naruto's left shoulder before hitting him with the broad side of his sword. The strike sends Naruto flying and he crashes into the concrete wall on the other side of the stadium. A loud bang and the sound of crumbling concrete fills the air. That is when he feels it. That horrible energy that he felt once before on the bridge. The air becomes thick and heavy as a red glow shines through the dust.
(AN: Put on Break Stuff by Limp Bizkit to get in the mood!)
"NO! I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!!" roars Naruto from the hole in the wall.
As the dust settles, Zabuza finds himself looking upon Naruto, or at least he thought it was Naruto. The boy was now glowing an eerie red, his hands now had razor sharp claws, his hair messier, the whisker marks on is face darker, and his eyes, his eyes were now a crimson red with a slit for a pupil. Zabuza was consumed with an emotion he has only felt a few times. Fear. Naruto steps out of the hole, his arms at his side swaying with every step.
'Shit! This is not good! It's that power, that power I felt on the bridge! What the hell is it? It's so evil! How could something so evil be here in Soul Society? I'm scared…' thought Zabuza, rooted to the ground, unable to move a single muscle.
"WRARRRRRRR!!!!" screams Naruto. A wave of the malevolence energy escapes the boy, as he holds out his right arm to the side, his palm open. Focusing his reiatsu to his palm, a spinning blue orb of destruction forms, humming with power.
"Oh Fuck!" whispers Zabuza as Naruto disappears from sight in a red and gold flash. An instant later, Naruto reappears right in front of him.
"RASENGAN!!!!!!" roars Naruto, thrusting the sphere forward. Acting on instinct, Zabuza moves his blade in front of him to block. A screeching noise and the sound of metal grinding fills the stadium, as the Rasengan bores a hole through the sword. His attack plunges through the blade and stops a mere inch from Zabuza's body.
Zabuza looks down and lets out a breath he didn't know he was holding.
"Shit! That was close!" said Zabuza as Naruto pulls his arm out of the new hole in the sword.
"GRRRR…" deeply growled Naruto as he looks at his opponent.
"That's quite the powerful technique you've got there! The ability to cut through a zanpakutou with pure reiatsu is amazing! Too bad it won't do you any good once I release my shikai." said Zabuza, holding his damaged blade in front of him. A surge of reiatsu sweeps over the area. "Slash Kubikiri Houcho!" The reiatsu skyrockets as a thick mist begins to cover the field. The swirling mist surges into the hole, filling it completely, becoming solid and fixing the damage. The mist became thicker, it that was even possible, reducing the visibility to zero. Zabuza fades from sight, leaving Naruto alone in the endless fog.
"FUCKKKKK!!!!!!!" roars Naruto as he tries to dissipate the mist with a blast of the fox's reiatsu.
"Hmm… I wonder… which one will I hit? The Liver…? The Heart…? The Spine…? The Lungs…? Maybe the Subclavian Artery…? The Jugular…? The Kidneys…? Or maybe the Brain…? There's quite a few to choose from, but which one?" said the disembodied voice of Zabuza from the mist.
"GRRRR!!!!" growls Naruto in confusion and anger. The sound of something flying through the air enters Naruto's hearing before two water projectiles hit him in the chest, knocking the wind out of him.
"How do you like my Mizu Dangan(Water Bullet)?"
"KUTABARE!!!!!(Fuck You!)" growled Naruto while panting for breath.
"Give it up!" came the voice of Zabuza from all around.
"Grrr… SO THAT'S THE WAY YOU WANT TO PLAY? WELL THEN… LETS GO WILD!!!!!!" roars Naruto as a huge wave of reiatsu rolls off of him in waves. Grabbing his zanpakutou's hilt, he unsheathes the blade and holds it out in front of him. "PROTECT HOKAGE!!!" The huge amount of reiatsu being released from Naruto doubled, becoming denser and more chakra like. The red reiatsu also began to change in a similar manor, the taint and killing intent of the energy reaching new levels. A strange sensation fills Naruto's body, an icy feeling spreading across his chest and face.
"Kukukukuku! I think it's time I take over!" said a voice in the back of his head. A familiar voice he didn't think he would hear again so soon. The voice of Tokoyami.
'NO! I'm not letting you take over! This is my fight!' yells Naruto in his mind.
"I don't think so! Kukukukukuku!" said Tokoyami as a mask begins to form over Naruto's face.
"FUCK!!!!" yells Naruto in a primal roar, black electricity clashing with the red chakra.
"Grrr! What the hell? Something is trying to mix with my reiatsu! What is this weak shit! I will not let the kit get taken over by this bullshit! Time for more power!!!" growls a pissed off Kyubi as it releases even more of its vile reiatsu to overpower Tokoyami's.
"Kuso!!!" yells Tokoyami as he feels his control over Naruto weaken and the mask crumble.
'Huh? What Happened?' thought a confused Naruto, looking around into the mist.
"Come on brat! Snap out of it! You've got that Zabuza guy's ass to kick!" growls the Kyubi.
'Oh yeah! Let's do this!' exclaims Naruto in his mind. He looks down at his hands and notices that he's still being given the Kyubi's chakra. Looking over his shoulder, he see's two tails of chakra swaying behind him. "Hehe… this is going to be fun!" With a blast of energy, Naruto jumps off into the unknown.
'What the hell was going on?!?! That power was so evil! It seemed like there was two taints coming from the boy, but that couldn't be it because, I can only feel the one now.' thought Zabuza from the safety of the mist.
"Well, Well, Well… look what we got here!" said a feral and sadistic voice from behind him. Fear overwhelms him when he feels the cold, hard steel of Naruto's Zanpakutou against his neck.
"Oh Fuck!" whispers Zabuza in realization that he's caught.
"Oh fuck is right, Zabuza." said Naruto. His voice deep and raspy, an influence of the Kyubi's reiatsu. "Did you really think you could get away from me?"
'How do I get out of this one? It's been so long since I fought against someone who was trained in the ways of the shinobi. Those shinigami would never be able to find me in this mist.' thought Zabuza as he tries to formulate a plan.
"Give up now and I won't slit your throat." calmly said Naruto.
"I ain't giving up that easily!" shouted Zabuza as he reverses his grip on his sword and slashes Naruto's side. Jumping out of Naruto's grip, he turns to face his opponent. Holding his blade sideways in front of himself, he channels reiatsu into the sword. Water begins to condense in the hole in his blade.(AN: Not the hole Naruto put in the zanpakutou, the one that was always there.) Soon enough, a spinning ball of water had formed. Pulling his blade back, he then quickly slashes forward with all of his might. "Oodama Mizu Dangan!" The ball of water flies out of the sword, growing in size and intensity, fed by the mist.
"Fuck." said Naruto bluntly as the raging ball of water closes in on him. Without time to dodge, Naruto raises his blade in front of him. "Kyoufuu Kiriorosu!" Swinging his sword down, a huge gale erupts from the blade, clearing away a lot of the mist. The two attacks speed towards each other, before clashing. The techniques battle with each other for dominance, the sound of crashing waves and howling wind fill the air. A split second later, the ball of water collapses in on itself as the wind breaks through it, heading right at Zabuza.
The attack strikes Zabuza full force, covering him in cuts from the sharp nature of the wind. The gale sends its victim flying backward, into the wall, knocking him unconscious.
"WINNER UZUMAKI NARUTO!!!!!" shouts the announcer and the crowd goes wild!
Looking around, he feels the demonic reiatsu fade as his zanpakutou reseals itself. Feeling a change, Naruto looks down and notices he is no longer dressed in his orange jumpsuit, but a black and orange version of a shinigami uniform, his ninja tools and headband still in their proper place. He watches as the fourth division carries Zabuza off the field, before flashing into the stands to his mother.
"Nice fight Naruto-kun! Even though we couldn't see the fight, it must have been hard fighting someone from the sadistic 11th division." said Kushina as she envelopes her son in a hug.
"Hehe! It wasn't too hard!" bragged Naruto.
"Of course it wasn't, especially for you, Naruto-kun!" said Matsumoto in a fan girlish way.
"Hn." was all that Hitsugaya said, clearly jealous of all the attention Naruto was receiving from his vice-captain.
"Nice fight kid!" said a voice from behind Naruto.
Turning around, he comes to face Kenpachi in all his scarred glory, with his pink-haired Lieutenant, Yachiru, beside him.
"Thanks!" exclaims Naruto, while rubbing the back of his head in embarrassment.
"Now I see why Zabuza regarded you with such high praise. You are a true warrior!" exclaims Kenpachi.
"It's no fair! Zabu-kun gets to fight Blondie-kun, but I don't! Stupid Yammy-jiichan wouldn't let me in the tournament!" cried Yachiru with a pout.
"Hahahaha!" laughs the group at Yachiru's antics.
"Well, I don't know about you guys but I'm exhausted!" shouts Naruto with a yawn at the end.
"Alright Naruto-kun, you relax a little bit, and I'll go get us some food." said Kushina.
"Ok mom! Wake me up when you get back." said Naruto as he lounges out on the bleachers, falling into a light sleep.
Naruto's Mindscape: Kyubi's cage.
Down in the depths of Naruto's mind, the Kyubi is sitting there, watching the replay of the fight through the water on the floor, when something enters his domain.
"Who goes there!" growls the gigantic fox.
"It's only me Kyubi and I brought someone with me." said Hokage as he steps into the light, dragging along something tied in ropes.
"Let go of me!" shouts the tied up object.
"Ah! So you've finally caught that piece of filth, Hokage?" asks the Kyubi.
"Yes. This vermin is the one who has been giving both of us a pain in the ass" said Hokage as he throws the bundle at the foot of the cage.
"You son of a bitch, I'm going to kill…" began the figure until he comes face to face with the Kyubi.
"Grrr! Tokoyami, it's time for your punishment for trying to take over the kit!" roared the Kyubi.
"No! This is all a misunderstanding! Please! I didn't do anything!" shouts the tied up Tokoyami.
"I'll take my leave now, Kyubi. I do not wish to see what you do to him." With that said, Hokage turns around and begins walking away. Stopping a little ways away, he turns to listen.
"Kukukukukuku! This is going to be fun!" laughed the Kyubi from a distance away.
"No! Please stop! No! Not the Telletubies! AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!" screams Tokoyami as the sounds of the over-annoying creatures from T.V. fill the air with their stupidity.
"Hehe! That Kyubi is a sadistic bastard! I almost feel sorry for Tokoyami. Key word, Almost!" said Hokage with a smirk, before opening the door to his portion of the Mindscape…
End Chapter Ocho…
Wow, that took way too long! Sorry again everyone! I ended up getting sick for the past week, and I really didn't have it in me to write. I don't get sick often, so don't worry. I've got a very strong immune system and I only get sick on rare occasions, but when I do get sick, I get it really bad! Alright Time for this chapters edition of NarutoRamen2008's Review Corner!
ViperineVampire: I've decided that this story is going to be a Naru/multi-girl(Possibly Harem in nature) with both FemHaku and Sakura. They are going to be the two girls it is going to revolve around the most.
Kagomegirl021: I hope it doesn't upset you too much that Sakura is going to be with Naruto along with some other girls. As I said above, Naruto is also paired with FemHaku. That is official! Other girls will be added later, but no Yaoi! I'm not a fan of Yaoi and it creeps me out. Eww! I'm a strait guy, just so you know. As for the yondaime, I like Minato as his name, but Arashi as his alias. Sorry again if you don't approve of Sakura, but that is where I stand.
Narutokyubi9: call off the attack!!!!!!!! She's in! Whew!(wipes sweat off of my forehead as I watch the Naru/Saku fans put down their pitchforks and cheer!) At least I appeased two groups! (watches as Naru/Hina fans glare) No Hinata period!
Lord Zander: I've read Shrouded Orange and I gotta say that is a great story! Thanks for thinking that this is better than that story! As for Rangiku, she's going to be a bit of a fan girl for now, but she'll most likely end up in some type of relationship with Naruto later on.
Well, that's it! Please read and review! I said it once, and I'll say it again. I've really got to piss, so watch out flame jobs! 'til next time! Ja ne!