Author's Note: Hey guys still having no luck getting a word processor program for my new comp so I'm doing this on my account doc manager. Yeah atleast Firefox has spellcheck.

Also: I use the 'On-Reading' of any Japanese Numerals used. Why? Because that's how I learned them. Thus 7 the kanji 'nana' is actualy shichi. Also I will try to avoid using to much Japanese due to my only basic of basic knowledge of it as a third teir green belt in Yoshukai Karate.

Anyways here we go: The Sound of Salvation REWRITE!!!!

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Chapter 1: Survival------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------o

"I remember...when I was inside that thing...it echoed."

"What echoed Kin-chan?"

"My breathing...it echoed. It resounded. It plagued my ears, my panicked breathing. The rasped hitching of my sobs. The horrible feel of tears running down my face for the first time in years..."

"I'm sorry...but I'm glad you finally feel that you can tell me this."

"Well...you did save me..."

"Best thing I've ever done."

"Flirt..."

Oo--Many Years Before--oO

Naruto watched the Sandaime's funeral with a deep seated sense of longing. He missed the Old Man. He'd been one of the few people that had always been there. The Third Hokage had made sure he always had enough money for the ridiculously overpriced food, for the clothes that were so ridiculous in both style and cost, but were still the only things people would let him buy. Naruto had relied on old man Sarutobi, and now he was gone. The buffer between him and the loathing of the villagers was gone, he just hoped he'd done enough to atleast lessen how people felt. He knew a lot of the ninja population had started to disrepect him less after the report of the Wave mission had gotten out. He also knew the story of who stopped Gaara had begun to slowly disperse throughout the village. The orange clad Genin wasn't sure if that was a good or a bad thing yet. They could easily think he'd become the demon to beat another.

The most unpredictable ninja in Konoha pulled his 'little brother', Konohamaru, into a one armed hug when he noticed the boy crying. "He did what a Hokage was supposed to do Kono, he died protecting his people. Just like the Yondaime, and the Senju brothers." The young academy student sniffled a bit, "I...I know Boss, but...it's hard. All I have left is Uncle Asuma." Naruto patted his back. "And me, you always have me little bro." Konohamaru gave Naruto a weak smile as the rain began to fall. "Yeah...I do don't I? And you'll teach me awesome stuff as you learn even cooler things! Then after you become Rokudaime I can become Shichidaime!" The glimmer of hope in the young boy's eyes brought a smile to Naruto's face. "Then we better work hard right kid?" Konohamaru nodded furiously.

Later that day Naruto was still not quite believing that he was dead Naruto again visited where he had died. The effects of the rooftop battle still lingered. An acrid stench had not yet vanished. The three coffins: two of them open the other had been stopped. He sighed as he sat down. I guess he really is dead…Why… "WHY DAMN IT!" He yelled aloud. Nobody answered. Konohamaru is having a tough time. The entire village is mourning. I want to send that Orochimaru's a- His thoughts were cut off as he heard a banging resounding from nearby.

What on Earth? He thought and looked around. He heard it again. Whoa! Where is that coming from?! He walked closer towards the sound. Metal? But the only metal around is… He paled and backed away.The…the…the coffins?!

He heard a weak voice. "H…h-elp…" It was sobbing. His blue eyes widened in shock. A person! In the coffin…m…maybe it's a…COOL! It might be a ZOMBIE! I wanna check this out! He ran over and tried to pry the only closed one open. The Sandaime had smashed it so it couldn't open normally…or easily. Naruto pounded at the coffin trying to bust it open. He took a kunai and finally pried it open. "Ha!" He cried. He saw a person inside. "Z...z...ZOMBIE!" He fell back. Oh Kami! I was JOKING with that zombie comment!

A girl around his age with long dark hair slowly sat up holding her head. "Uhh...oh...I'm...alive?" She looked around and saw a boy close to her age sitting nearby. He must have been the one who saved me! "Thank you!" She launched herself at him and hugged him in a death grip. "Thank you!"

Naruto was freaking out. A girl had just come flying out of the coffin. When she let go he saw her face and headband. "YOU?! But why were you..." Realization became etched onto his face. "HE WAS GOING TO KILL YOU?!" When the girl just nodded Naruto calmed down. "Orochimaru was going to use his own ninja...as...as...a sacrifice?" The Oto genin welled up in tears again. She'd been so close to death. Wha-what a monster. If that's how he treats...maybe that's why their Genin team was so mean during the exams...poor girl. Naruto was quite frankly appalled by the entire thing.

It was at this point that he notices her tearing up. "Oh...hey it's ok. I'll get you some help ok?" As he tried to get up she just clutched to him harder. He promptly fell right back onto his rear. In a moment of brilliance he patted her back as he had for Konohamaru earlier that day. "Hey, it'll be alright, I'll BRING you to someone that can help ok?" She nodded dumbly into his chest. "Your name is umm..." he racked his brain, "Kin right?" She nodded again. "Ok so I'm going to pick you up now and bring you to...oh damn the Hokage is dead...umm...how about my sensei?" Another dull nod. He helped her stand enough so that he could pick her up in his arms bridal style. "Ok so I'm going to do some roof jumping, don't freak out." He got no reply she'd fallen unconscious. "Well that works..." He then removed her headband, thinking that the dead giveaway would not be prudent, if he knew what prudent meant.

With a push of chakra to his feet he leapt to the next roof. And so on and so forth worrying slightly about the girl as he neared Kakashi's apartment.

A lot better than Naruto's. Kakashi's apartment was almost a penthouse. In fact that's what it would have been if he hadn't quit ANBU. He knocked, waited a few minutes and knocked again. "Eh? Kakashi-sensei?" He said as he knocked again. He was getting fed up. Naruto gently placed Kin down next to the door and knocked loudly. No answer.

Naruto growled. "KAKASHI SENSEI! THIS IS IMPORTAN-" He was cut off as the door opened into his face with a SMACK! "Yes?" A masked head said as it slowly peeked out. "Oh...Naruto. Why do you insist on screaming my name then falling to the ground?" Naruto was twitching. "You...opened it INTO MY FACE!"

As Kakashi and Naruto fought a rather one sided scream battle with Naruto being the only one screaming, Kin had awoken and was now cowering in the corner. They're going to kill me...I know they will. I don't deserve to live. She sobbed. This caught Kakashi's attention. "Naruto...who is the girl?" Isn't that...one of the sound genin?

He sighed. "Ok Naruto bring her in and explain this." Kakashi let his student and the Sound girl follow him in. They sat on a couch and an armchair in his living room. "Ok...so shoot Naruto." Naruto began with how he'd found her and what must have happened. Kakashi nodded. "Ok...so what's your name?" He asked the girl.

"T...Ts...Tsuchi...Kin..." She stuttered completely terrified of the masked man and what might happen. She was taken aback when Naruto stood up with a smile. "Don't worry Kin-chan! We'll take care of you!" And she could tell he meant it. H...how can he mean that? W...wait? Kin-chan? Th...that...I like that name. She blushed slightly at his use of the chan suffix. "Thank you..."

Kakashi sighed. Great...now I have to talk to the damned Council...