"Nya" Normal speech.

"Nya" Kido, spells, etc.

Nya Thoughts and Jinchuuriki talking to host.

Nya Kyubi talking.

Nya Kyubi thinking.

Revised chapter.


Paths to my Soul

Prologue. Life and Afterlife

"True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for awhile. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they're never dead in your heart."


Naruto opened her eyes, but… that wasn't possible… she was dead. She positively remembered chakra exhaustion and a not-so-serious stab wound somewhere around her chest. Lungs maybe? Yup, must have been if coughing up blood meant anything.

The jinchuuriki started to remember… Pain…he killed me! Damn Rin'nengan manipulated idiot. But I managed to kill him, so there! Pain had been an idiot. Peace through destruction? That was a big no-no. But now that she was dead she shouldn't care about those things, right? Dying was blissful nothingness of… well, nothingness. She stopped herself… wait… if she was dead, that meant…

Kyu?

Nghhh…

Kyu! I thought that if I died you died too!

Not my fault, I've already told you that your father was a dumbass…the damn seal tied me with you even after death.

Damnnit! I'm stuck to you in the afterlife too?

Hn, it seems so kit. But you would miss me if I weren't here.

Not really, no.

At least you could lie and be polite.

Why bother?

The gargantuan fox rolled his eyes. The whiskered girl looked downwards… What in the Nine Hells is this? She looked at the chain that sprouted from her chest to the chest of her corpse.

Dunno, don't ask me.

Then to whom do I ask, hm!

Relax, kit.

I know! I'll ask to the Tooth Fairy! Really, you teme fox! If I could enter that damned cage and paint your tails pink-

"Namikaze Naruto?" the demon vessel turned to face the masculine voice, which belonged to a fifteen year old. She twitched. Fifteen years old? What was he doing in her blissful and peaceful death? And the white hair? She sighed inwardly.

"Un?"

"I'm here to perform your konso—" but the boy was interrupted by a breach in the sky. It was black, and big.

"What the fu-" the girls eyes seemed dinner plates.

Then a big, no, not big, enormous, black thing sprouted of the broken sky. It had a white face? Mask? Whateverchacallit? And a really pointy nose. It was ugly, overall.

"Menos Grande." The jinchuuriki turned her head to the white haired boy. "A hollow made of hollows."

"What the hell is a hollow?" she shouted.

"Hitsugaya-taichou here, the subject of my konso has attracted a Menos, I'll proceed."

Naruto twitched. She was being ignored.

With who is talkin' the boy?

Dunno, it seems like one of your walkies.

Ooh, yeah.

She blinked at the speed of the boy, as he disappeared and reappeared in front of the big thingy. What was it? Menos-something?

Hm, almost as fast as me without Hirashiin.

Yeah, but look at the place where the boy was, there are particles of… something.

Indeed. I wonder what are those; I'm goin' to take a look.

Her eyes slitted and bleed to red. The pupil tried to adjust to the light. There was a trace of… blue glowy things. They moved around, very fast. It was quite strange.

Hm, the particles are blue, but residual particles of what?

Ask the shrimp later.

Sure, Kyu.

The whiskered girl turned her head at the shout of 'Hyonrinmaru!', the blade of the sword sprouted ice… Ice!

Kyu… is that possible?

Kit, we are dead, what's not possible?

Oh.

And you come from a world where spitting fire from your mouth, manipulate wind, create lightning, creating ice senbon needles, control wood, earth, or water, are normal things?

Well, uh, 'tis kinda strange, and look at his robes… weird.

She looked how the boy destroyed the hollows' mask and disappeared. The boy reappeared in front of her, again using that thing that left the particles behind. That would be traceable. Bergh.

"So, what was that konso-thing?" she perked up at the chance of asking questions.

"It's a soul burial, I'll send your soul to the Soul Society."

"What's this Soul Society?" asked the girl.

"What you call Heaven." he unsheathed his sword. "Hitsugaya Toshirou, 10th division taichou of the Gotei 13."

Hey, Kyu.

What now?

Does Heaven exist?

Don't know, don't care.

Useless.

Look who's talking.

"Namikaze Naruto" she answered. Might as well be polite to some stranger who wanted to perform that konso-thingy on her. "But that's not all the truth." the jinchuuriki smiled at him.

"Tell me then." He smirked.

"Namikaze Uzumaki Sarutobi Naruto, honorary Nara, adopted grandaughter of the Sandaime Hokage of Konoha, little sister figure of my godmother the Godaime Hokage of Konoha and one of the Sannin, student of Hatake Kakashi, student of my godfather Jiraiya, one of the Sannin." She breathed. "Daughter of Namikaze Minato, Yondaime Hokage of Konoha also known as the Kiroi Senko and Uzumaki Kushina of Uzu no Kuni, former Kyuubi jinchuuriki."

Hm, now that I think—

YOU THINK?

That's quite the mouthful…

Hey! Not my fault!

The boy's eyes widened, but the girl hadn't finished yet.

"Jinchuuriki of the Kyubi no Kitsune since birth. Trained by Uchiha Itachi, former ANBU taichou." She grimaced remembering the Itachi of her childhood. "But I don't think you'd understand half of what I've just told you."

"We are aware of how things go in the Elemental Nations, so of course I do know what you're talking about." The kid said. "We are shinigami after all."

Naruto blinked. Shinigami? But she thought the shinigami was that monster-looking thingy. Very creepy and all that crap. She shrugged and sighed. There went her blissful and peaceful afterlife.

"Meet you on the other side." She only smiled as he tapped the end of his sword's hilt to her forehead.


That was only a prologue, I'll update as soon as I can. If you are confused about something just send me a message and I'll answer right away!

I know I'm obsessed with FemNaruto fics, but LOVE them, so there.

I accept all kind of ideas for the fic, like how her zanpakuto will be or wich division will enter… things like that ya' know.

Hokage: Fire Shadow

Sandaime: Third Generation.

Yondaime: Fourth Generation.

Godaime: Fifth Generation.

Sannin: The Three Ninjas.

Kekkei Genkai: Bloodline limit, passed inside the families forming clans. Ex: Uchihas, Hyugas…

Rin'nengan: Long lost Kekkei Genkai of Ame.

Ame: Rain.

Uzu no Kuni: Whirpool Country.

Kiroi Senko: Yellow Flash.

Konoha: Village Hidden in the Leaves.

Konso: Soul Burial, the Shinigamis perform it to send souls to the Soul Society.

Kyubi no Kitsune: Nine Tailed Fox, one of the Biju or Tailed Beasts.

Love all.