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Chapter1: Three Legends
The ancient ruins of the ancestors lay silent in the peacefulness of nature that had claimed them centuries ago; to animals it was considered holy ground and to humans it was considered an unimportant location but for the two that approached it, it was merely a path on the road. As they entered the clearing the oldest of the two: a man with grey hair, wearing long robes and a bit of face paint under his eyes simply paid it no heed and kept walking. The other: a blonde-haired young boy of thirteen years of age, wearing an orange jumpsuit with blue stripes made to follow but suddenly stopped when he passed a specific ruin.
The older man turned wanting to know why his apprentice had stopped asked, "Is something wrong Naruto?"
The boy now known as Naruto turned to the ruin and stared at it for a few moments before asking, "have we been here before Ero-Sennin?"
"No and I thought I told you to stop calling me that!" Jiraiya growled out the last part. "Why?" the Gama-Sennin asked curiously.
"I just got a bad case of Déjà vu," Naruto said shaking his head slightly and walked up the ruin which resembled a door.
"Naruto?" Jiraiya asked as Naruto opened the door a light shown through though it wasn't any light from behind the door since the light was yellow and concentrated, "what the hell is that?"
Naruto stepped through and found himself in a large room with a carpet leading to an alter further ahead. As if he were on autopilot he walked towards it with Jiraiya close behind though he was finding it hard to believe they were inside an invisible building. He examined the architecture and found it didn't look like anything he had ever seen meaning it was a millennia old and then some but…it looked in perfect condition as if it had been untouched by time.
"Kage Bunshin no Jutsu," the Blond-haired teenager muttered with his hands in a seal though he did it subconsciously.
A single clone appeared at his side and henged into a small blue musical instrument Jiraiya knew as an Ocarina with a triad symbol on it. Looking ahead he saw a massive door half the size of Konoha's gate blocking the way and the same triad symbol above it.
"Naruto? What is this place? Have you been here before?" the Gama-Sennin asked.
The blond teenager shook his head, "I don't know what's going on but…I can hear it…its calling me". he spoke lightly as he took the henged Ocarina and stood in front of the alter. "Here it goes," he raised it to his lips and played.
Played one of the most beautiful tunes Jiraiya had ever heard.
The massive door slowly opened as he stopped playing made to climb the stairs at either of the altar's sides, "why does this seem so familiar".
"Naruto!" Jiraiya shouted catching himself after the tune had vanished though his student had already proceeded into the next room. He pursued and came up next to the boy, "what is going on? How did you play like that?" Naruto wasn't paying attention however but was instead staring towards the center of the slight raised platform in front of them, "what are you looking a…" Jiraiya trailing off as he saw the object that was imbedded straight down in a pedestal, "what is that?"
"The Master Sword," Naruto whispered subconsciously as he slowly stepped forward.
Jiraiya watched him not knowing what to do; this was after all highly unusual. Watching his student approach the blade he wasn't sure if he should stop him from doing anything since it might be dangerous or letting him continue and hope for the best. (Note: Naruto is right-handed or at least that's what I'm judging from his Rasengan throws).
"Naruto…I'm not sure if this is a good ide-"
His voice stopped when he saw the boy rap his hands around the hilt of the blade, "here goes nothing".
With one swift yank the sword came free and blue light erupted from the six tablets on the floor. After a few moments it died down and Jiraiya looked over at his student…he was completely different. He was a bit taller; decked out in a jumpsuit similar to his old one but it was black in colour with orange stripes and a long golden sheath strapped to his back. For a moment the Gama-Sennin mistook him for his previous student but that quickly passed as he saw Naruto's barely visible whisker marks.
(Note: Picture Naruto from part 2 only with a golden sheath strapped to his back).
"Naruto?" Jiraiya asked to be sure.
The boy nodded with a smile, "it's me".
He brought the Master Sword up to examine it and smiled before leaning back on one leg and flipping the sword around in his hand before landing it in its sheath on his back (LOZ: TP where Link sheaths his sword with the pose). He closed his eyes in pain for a moment before sighing in relief as it passes.
"Are you alright?" the Gama-Sennin asked concerned.
"Yeah; I don't know what happened but…I feel like I've just been reunited with an old friend," he spoke looking over his shoulder at the sword on his back.
The light in the room dimmed and Jiraiya turned towards the door, "alright; we'll figure it out later but I want to get out of here now". Naruto nodded and followed him as they walked back the way they came, exiting the through the 'door' and emerging back in the ruins "I'm glad to be out of there". He looked over at his student and examined the blade sheathed on his back, "that is a nice sword; I don't think you'd find a better double-edged sword on this continent". The Gama-Sennin raised an eyebrow as he saw his student unsheathed the blade, "what's it called?"
"Master Sword," Naruto replied as he held out the sword and moved towards a nearby block of stone. "It's called the Master Sword or at least that's what I think it's called," in one swift motion he cleaved the top half of the stone block off. "How did I do that when I've never had any training with a blade?"
"No' clue but…" Jiraiya pointed the stone as the top half slid away, "…that was pretty good; only veterans can do something like that".
The teenager saw the edges of the sword seemingly glow blue like razors and he simply stared at it, "I think I'll keep this from now on".
The Gama-Sennin didn't know what to do and there was something bothering him ever since he saw the blade in the pedestal...he could have sworn he'd heard of this 'Master Sword' from somewhere before but couldn't remember where. He narrowed his eyes as he saw Naruto do some very clever and well-balanced moves with the blade.
'That sword…I've seen it before somewhere,' coming to a decision Jiraiya told him to put the sword away. "Naruto; there's something you should know…I know who your parents are".
In the darkness of a dull cage a great beast opened one of its crimson slit eyes and chuckled lightly, 'so a Hero has arisen once more'.His eye closed again and he grinned, 'the ancient power has no' doubt been awakened and awaiting its completion'. He slowly stood and walked closer to the cage still grinning before opening its both eyes, 'let us see if this world is worth saving again'.
Lightning Country: Kumo / Raikage's Office
"Come in!" a voice called from the other side of the door. The young teenage girl entered closing the door behind her, "ah Yugito-Chan; please do come in".
She sat down at one of the seats in front of the desk and sighed, "you wanted to see me grandfather?"
"Yes…it's your birthday today correct?" the Raikage was a wizened man and very emotional at times but when he asked a question like that she found it a little suspicious.
"Yes grandfather; today is the day my mother died giving birth to me and my father died sealing away Nibi no Nekomata when all of the Biju that hadn't already been sealed away went on a rampage thirteen years ago." The Kumo Jonin answered confused slightly, "why did you ask?"
The Raikage sighed and took of his hat before looking up to meet her eyes, "thirteen years ago your father made me promise to give you this when I thought you were ready; it's a family air loom I got from my mother before she passed away". From the Raikage hat he pulled out a small golden necklace she didn't recognise, "it's yours now". He handed it to her and she stared wide-eyed at the small piece of jewellery as it seemed to sparkle against the light coming through the window. "Here let me," he slowly took it from her and tied it around her neck.
"It's beautiful," Yugito smiled as she examined necklace. Its end was a small golden triangle which seemed to radiate warmth, "thank you grandfather".
He smiled at before hearing another knock on the door, "come in".
A few seconds later a Kumo Chunin poked her head inside the room and spoke, "sorry to disturb you milord but the elders are requesting to see you".
He sighed in response before nodding, "Tell them I'll be there shortly". The Chunin nodded before closing the door, "I should have handed over this job to your father a long time ago".
Yugito giggled softly and smiled at him, "It's okay grandfather; I'll take that title away from you instead so just hold onto it a bit longer okay?"
He nodded with a smile before starting towards the door, "I have a meeting to get to so I'll see you later".
"Say hi to uncle Kira for me," he waved at her as he exited the room and she smiled after him before she executed a Shunshin out of the office and into the street below. "I think I'll get some ramen," she mused before nodding and dashing off towards her favourite ramen stand.
At that exact moment Naruto and Jiraiya stepped through the northern gates of the village but were stopped by one of the guards, "halt; state your name and business in this village".
The Gama-Sennin showed him their papers and spoke, "Jiraiya of the Sannin; we're merely passing through here and then moving south towards Kusa".
"A Konoha nin? We aren't exactly on friendly terms so I'm not sure I can let you in," the Chunin guard said looking over the papers. "I'll contact my superiors and we'll have some Anbu tailing you as per protocol". He handed the documents back and ushered them inside, "move along".
"Jeez I hate it when we enter a village and have to be constantly watched." the blond-haired boy put his hands behind his head as they walked.
"You should count your blessings kid; Konoha's Hyuga Anbu's watch the foreign ninja that enter the village everywhere they go…including the bathroom," Jiraiya shivered. "You'd be surprised how often they use it outside of the battlefield".
Naruto just shook his head and grinned, "well the Hyuga women I don't mind because they usually end up with blood dripping down noses but the guys freak me out when I walk by".
Jiraiya chuckled, "what about the Hyuga Heiress? She's got a crush on you encase you don't know".
"I noticed but do you really think the Hyuga council or the village in general would approve?" Naruto just shook his head, "though she does always blush when I walk by…it's always the quiet ones". His nose twitched and he snapped his head to the side, "that smell…thank the gods they have ramen". He dashed towards the source of the smell and called out over his shoulder, "catch up with you later Ero-Sennin".
"Naruto!" he growled but the boy was already gone, "him and his ramen; I swear he's addicted to that stuff".
The Konoha Genin followed the smell of his favourite food to a local stand which looked like a yellow version of Ichiraku's back home. He checked his Gama-Chan to see how much money he had and smiled when he saw he had enough for a full meal (and then some). Someone was already there at the stand; a girl around his age wearing dark purple cloths and a Kumo hitai. She also appeared to be on her fifth bowl of ramen which he could smell was miso ramen.
Taking one of the seats beside her the chef looked up at him and asked, "How can I help you sir?"
"A bowl of miso ramen please," he answered and the chef nodded before getting to work.
The girl beside him looked at him once before continuing with her meal, "What's a Konoha ninja doing in Kumo?"
He looked over at her shaking his head, "just stopping by on my way to Kusa".
She gulped down the rest of the bowl and called out to the chef, "another one please old man".
"Coming right up milady," was the chef's reply.
She turned back to the Konoha Genin and eyed him slightly, "what's your name kid?"
"Don't call me kid and we're the same age," he shot back causing her to smirk. "Besides it's customary to give your name before asking for others".
"Alright; I'm Nii Yugito," the chef returns and places both ramen bowls in front of the two before getting ready to cook come more.
"N Uzumaki Naruto," it was so subtle she barely caught it but she found it a tad odd that he wouldn't state his surname just its initial.
She wasn't going to say anything however, "anyway; why did you stop by this stand?"
"I smelt ramen," he got a dreamy look in his eyes when he tasted the food he had eaten in over a month. "I haven't eaten it in over a month".
She simply stared at him and the bowl, "you like ramen too?"
"Are you kidding? If I had the money I'd hire my own ramen cook," he told her finishing the bowl and ordered another.
She kept on staring and could have sworn she saw the image of a green tunic wearing boy of the same age overlay his figure, 'why does he seem so familiar'. She stopped eating for a moment when she saw the sword and asked, "what's with the sword? Are you trying to play hero or something?"
He shot her a mock glare, "I'll have you know I like this sword".
She chuckled lightly, "sure whatever hero," sarcasm dripping every word.
Hours passed and it was getting dark when Jiraiya poked his head inside the stand, "hey Naruto; come on I've pulled some strings and got us a place to sleep for tonight".
The two looked up at the boy's sensei before the Genin sighed, "alright". He looked back at the girl he sat beside and smiled, "I'll catch you later; Lady".
"Hey aren't you the granddaughter of the current Raikage, Yugito right?" the Gama-Sennin asked staring at the young Jonin.
Yugito looked up at the man and then to Naruto, "your sensei is Jiraiya of the Sannin? You really do want to play hero don't you kid?"
He shot a mock glare at her again and put out his tongue, "oh shut up Princess".
She growled at him, "Don't call me that; I get enough of that from the villagers".
Waving his hand in dismissal he exited the stand following Jiraiya, "bye". Soon they found themselves at the door f a large mansion and Naruto asked the question, "how the fuck did you get us a night in this place?"
Jiraiya just shrugged, "I handed the Raikage my newest edition of Icha Icha Paradise which isn't supposed to be released for another six months".
"Wait a minute; this place was chosen by the Raikage?" the blond Genin asked.
The Gama-Sennin nodded grinning like a pervert, "actually it's his house".
Naruto paled and turned towards the gate, "that means that this is the Princess's place too".
No' sooner had he said those words the same Kumo Jonin turned the corner and entered through the gates. She looked up at her door and saw the pair standing there ready to enter.
"What are you two doing here?" she asked.
"Your grandfather was kind enough to offer us a chance to rest here for the night," Jiraiya answered simply.
She narrowed her eyes at the two before she shook her head and passed by them. When she placed her hand on the doorknob and it glowed for a moment before she opened the door. Just before she entered Naruto saw the image of her dressed in a pink and light purple dress overlay her form. He shook himself and stepped through afterwards wanting to put himself between her and his sensei.
"There are seals all over the house which prevents the use of chakra other than my own and my grandfather's on the premises; both of you can take the guest rooms upstairs on the right," she pointed towards a flight of stairs in front of them and they started towards them.
Once up the stairs they took a room and each unpacked fairly quickly; afterwards Naruto flopped down on the bed and stared up at the ceiling. He grabbed the sheathed sword he had lying beside him and held it up examining it.
"It appears my life is about to get a lot more interesting".
Lightning Country: Kumo / Raikage's Mansion
Later that night a scream echoed through the mansion and Naruto bolted awake. There was a loud crash coming from down the corridor and he jumped out of bed grabbing his new sword. Three loud bangs echoed through the hallway as he turned towards its source and ran. He stopped when he got to Yugito's bedroom which had its door open.
He peeked inside and saw Yugito sitting against the wall with her shoulder bleeding though she appeared to be healing it with medical-jutsu. In front of her were three hooded figures wearing long red cloaks with the image of a moon and a wolf emblazed their backs. He also noticed that he could see their veins through their cloaks which apparently were glowing with blue blood though he didn't know what this meant.
"Scream all you want demon, no' one is here to save you; Raikage-sama is at the office doing paperwork". A man chuckled pointing a small tube like weapon at the Jonin's head, "any last words demon?"
"Go to hell" she spat at him.
"Hey boss? I've got an idea; why don't we have some fun with her before we kill her," one of the three men in the room asked picking her up and throwing her on the bed.
"You know that's not a bad idea; demon's are supposed to have a lot of stamina". Said the man holding the weapon as the other two grabbed the girl's arms holding her down, "now, now don't resist; I'd like to enjoy this".
Just as he was about to drop his pants he gasped in pain and looked down at the sword protruding though his chest, "sorry; that's not going to happen" Naruto said from behind him with the Master Sword piercing the man's back. He pulled the sword out and let the man's body drop before he started moving faster than anyone could see, "let go of her!"
"Who are yo-" the one holding Yugito down by her right arm wasn't able to finish when Naruto cleaved him in half at the waist.
The last of the men let go of the Kumo Jonin and jumped straight out of the open window moments later. Yugito backed up against the head of the bed with her hand clutching her bleeding shoulder and watched as Naruto looked out of the window where the man had jumped through.
"He's gone; I thought you said nobody could use chakra in this house other than you and the Raikage?" the Konoha Genin asked still staring out of the window.
"That's right but they didn't use any chakra-" she winced in pain as she applied one of her medical-jutsu to stem the blood. "-they're stealth masters; they're called Blood Howlers".
"Blood Howlers? Never heard of them," he stated.
"They used to be a part of a Kumo Special Forces Anbu Company," she sighed as the last of her skin healed and she extracted a small metal projectile.
"What's that?" Naruto asked looking over as from his place by the window.
She shook her head and answered simply, "a western projectile called a bullet; it's like an arrow just faster and smaller that's launched from a 'gun'".
He raised an eyebrow and asked, "Are you alright?"
She grunted in pain before swinging her legs over the side of the bed, "Yeah; just give me a second".
She tried to stand but her legs gave out and Naruto caught her in a flash of yellow, "easy there".
She looked up at him as he slung one of her arms over his shoulder and set her back down on the bed.
She looked worried at him, "something wrong?"
He shook his head, "nothing that can't wait". He nodded towards the door, "come on; your staying in the same side as me and Ero-Sennin until your grandfather arrives".
He picked her up bridal-style and carried her out of the room towards the rooms that he and Jiraiya were given. Jiraiya wasn't there…now that he thought about it he wasn't there before he left either so that meant he had went out (no' doubt to do some late night peaking). Once there he set her down on his bed and saw that she had apparently fallen asleep. That's when he noticed the girl's state of dress…or lack there of; she was only dress in her nightgown and it appeared to be torn from her brief struggle with the Blood Howlers.
He averted his eyes and pulled the covers of the bed over her before he walked to the other side of the room and sat down at the nearby desk chair. His mind drifted to those men that attacked Yugito…Blood Howlers she had called them. He didn't know what but he could feel something very familiar from them…or more specifically the blue blood in their veins.
"This is going to be a long night," he whispered in the quiet room.
Lightning Country: Kumo / Southern Gate
"Sorry for the hassle," the aged Raikage said solemnly. "If I had known they were going to attack I would have gotten by brother to guard her".
"No' trouble really; she's your granddaughter so of course she could have defended herself," Jiraiya waved it off as the gates opened. "Oh and I'll make sure to send you a pre-released addition of my new book within the next week or so".
The Raikage bowed, "thank you; Jiraiya-dono".
He started to walk away slowly allowing Naruto to finish, "that kid better hurry up".
"Make sure to stop by sometime Hero," Yugito said more as an order than a request to which he shrugged.
"No promises," he said simply and she hit him in the arm. She looked up at his eyes for a moment before pulling him into a hug and seemed to surprise him, "em…Princess?"
"Thank you for saving me," she said and took a step back.
Neither of them noticed the image of three triangles appearing as black scars on both their right hands.
He scratched the back of his head and laughed nervously. "No problem; I'll catch you later," he waved before turning and started to walk away.
Once he was out sight the aged Raikage asked with a grin, "well how do you like your fiancé?"
She shot him an embarrassed look which she shook off and growled, "I thought you said my fiancé was a Hokage's son".
He stroked his beard for a moment with a grin while looking up at the sky, "why yes I did, didn't I?"
She stared at him for a moment before her eyes widened and she looked back at where Naruto left, "don't tell me he's the Yondaime's…"
Her grandfather laughed and nodded, "he's also a candidate for Rokudaime Hokage".
Fire-Rice Country Border / Valley of the End
At the side of the valley's waterfall stood two statues which were built as tributes to two of the strongest warriors of the 'modern age': the Shodaime Hokage and the Founder of the Uchiha Clan. These two statues mark the first defeat of the Nine Tailed King of Demons Kyuubi no Kitsune and the ultimate stabilization of the entire continent. It doesn't have many visitors…in fact it only ever has one visitor.
Uchiha Madara sat on top of his statue's head and looked out over the valley. His face was covered with an orange mask which had a spiral around the mask's single eyehole; his Sharingan flashed red and he examined his hand. Purple-crimson energy glowed on the back so his hand in the shape of three triangles with the top one glowing more than the others.
"So the Power of the Goddesses awakens from its slumber yet again," he chuckled and clenched his fist. The sun peeked over the horizon and he instantly vanished into his own shadow, "let's see if you can stand against me again…Hero of Leaves".
How's that for an opening chapter huh? Anyway this is a Naruto-Zelda crossover I thought could work and I'm sorry if I made Yugito look weak and for the record the Blood Howlers didn't use any chakra. Next chapter Naruto returns to Konoha from his training trip. A word of warning: I will be rewriting the original storyline up until Gaara retrieval arc and then I will completely move out of Canon.
Kage Bunshin no Jutsu = Shadow Clone Technique
Gama = Toad
Sennin = Sennin
This is just something I've had in my head for a while and it gives me a break from the other stories I'm writing so please read and review.
See Ya Later…