Training with friends
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto or Bleach. The only thing I own is Kazekitsune.
Naruto walked out of the Senkai gate and headed back to the Squad 10 building. On the way there he was having a conversation with Kazekitsune.
'So your power is wind?' Naruto asked.
"Yes." Kazekitsune answered. "I have other abilities besides wind based powers, but you will have to train to unlock these abilities."
Naruto nodded mentally. 'I think it would be best if I kept you a secret for now. I'll try scheduling some time off so we can train.' Kazekitsune nodded and went back sleep.
Naruto went to the captain's room and gave his report. One minute later he finished. "Hitsugaya-Taicho." Naruto said.
"What is it?" he asked.
"Is it all right if I take a few days away from missions to train?" Naruto asked.
Toushiro thought for a moment. "What are you going to be training in if I approve?"
"I will be trying to improve my Kido abilities and try contacting my Zanpakuto spirit." Naruto said calmly.
After a moment Toushiro nodded. "Your request is granted." He then smirked. "You better train hard or I'll kick your ass for being lazy."
Naruto also smirked and bowed slightly. "I won't disappoint Taicho." He walked out of the office with a little wave.
Toushiro smirked again. 'This boy, no, this man is truly going to be great one day' he then loosed his smirk when he looked at al the paperwork on his desk.
'The other captains are really lazy. I'm so going to report this in the next captains meeting.' Toushiro thought bitterly. 'I can't even train anymore and I can feel myself getting rusty.'
Oblivious to his captain's bad mood towards paperwork Naruto was making his way towards a spare training area.
He was getting close to a spare one when he heard a lot of punching and whimpers from someone. He took off towards the sound and saw a bunch of soul reapers ganging up on another soul reaper.
'Jerks. I'll show them.' Naruto thought angrily. He walked up to them and heard jeers directed at the person who was being beaten.
"You can't even touch us."
"Maybe we should kill him, no one would care."
That last one broke the camel's back. He tapped the guy on the shoulder and he turned only to meet a fist to the face.
He flew back and fell unconscious. The others saw and were about to go attack when he gave another one of them a kick to the face and then a super powered punch to the face.
He looked around and there was only one left. He turned and ran, but didn't get very far. "Bakudo # 1: Sai." He arms snapped together and he fell to the ground.
Naruto then went to check up on the guy who was being beaten up by them. He was a few inches shorter than Naruto. He had midnight blue hair that went to his shoulders. His Zanpakuto strapped to his waist and he had some kind of pack strapped on his back.
'Squad 4, poor guy.' Naruto thought. The members of squad 4 were always being picked on because everyone else thought they were weaklings.
"You okay?" Naruto asked.
The guy nodded. "Yeah thanks. Who are you?"
"Unseated officer of Squad 10, Naruto Uzumaki at your service." Naruto said offering him a hand. "Who are you?"
The guy took Naruto's hand. "7th seat of Squad 4 Hanatarou Yamada."
"You might want to get checked out." Naruto said glancing at the bruises he had.
"That's okay, believe me I've had worse. These thugs in Squad 11 always pick on me because I'm in Squad 4." Hanatarou said using a healing Kido on his face and arms.
Naruto looked to be in thought for a moment before he smirked. "Well we'll have to do something about that."
"Huh." Hanatarou said confused.
"You can't let those guys pick on you just because you're from Squad 4. You and me are going to train and I'm going to help you stand up to bullies like that." Naruto said with determination.
"Really, you'll help me?" Hanatarou asked shocked.
Naruto smiled, "Sure I can't just watch by and let people get beat up. Follow me." Hanatarou followed him.
Soon they came to an empty training ground. Naruto addressed Hanatarou. "First tell me, do you know the name of your Zanpakuto?"
Hanatarou shook his head in a negative fashion. Naruto nodded. "Okay then that's what we'll work on first. I'm going to attack you and you try to defend. Putting you in danger helps you learn your Zanpakuto name."
Hanatarou nodded nervously and pulled out his Zanpakuto. Naruto pulled out his and charged at him. His blade crashed into Hanatarou's blade. Hanatarou held strong before Naruto pulled away and tried slashing him at another angle.
Hanatarou narrowly dodged it and jumped back. His sleeve then ripped and a little blood dripped out of a tiny wound on his arm.
This same thing continued on for a while. Naruto didn't have a scratch on him while Hanatarou had numerous cuts on him and was panting heavily.
"It seems I have to take it up a notch." Naruto said. He then sped forward even faster and stabbed Hanatarou right through his right shoulder before he even had a chance to counter.
The world around him seemed to freeze and then he found himself on a cliff with numerous dark clouds and lightning flashing everywhere.
"Over here boy." Said a deep voice.
Hanatarou turned around and saw a tall man with long blond hair, green eyes and wearing a blue battle kimono.
"Who are you?" Hanatarou asked.
"You mean you still don't know me. It's me Horaiken." Said the man.
"Horaiken?" questioned Hanatarou.
The man smirked a bit. "You can hear at last. I will cut the formalities short as we have a situation on our hands. I will give you my power, but you must never use it for your own personal gain. Do you understand me?"
Hanatarou nodded. Then he found himself back in the real world and he looked over to see that Naruto was preparing for another attack when Hanatarou held his Zanpakuto diagonally in front of his face.
"Strike…" he began. The blade glowed yellow. "Horaiken." The blade then dissolved into little lightning particles and disappeared leaving him holding only the hilt.
Naruto watched this and was amazed. 'His Zanpakuto is just like mine only his has lightning abilities and mine has wind abilities.
Hanatarou smirked and gave a small jerk of his hilt and a huge lightning bolt struck from the sky. He barely dodged it. He looked up at the sky and saw that it was all cloudy and stormy.
Naruto landed and sheathed his Zanpakuto. He then started clapping. "Congratulations on activating your Shikai."
Hanatarou smiled and then his blade reformed. He then collapsed to the ground unconscious.
Naruto walked up to him. He sheathed Hanatarou's blade and took him to the squad 4 Medical center.
He brought him in and was confronted by Unohana. "Unohana-Taicho." Naruto greeted.
Unohana nodded to him and then looked at Hanatarou. "What happened to him?"
"Some squad 11 bullies were picking on him. I scared them off and healed him as best as I could." Naruto said. 'Well not a total lie. I didn't scare them away. I beat the shit out of them.'
Unohana's eyes darkened for a second at the mention of the Squad 11 members for a second, but it disappeared and was replaced by her motherly smile.
"Thank you young man. I will have a talk with Zaraki-Taicho and I'll report your good deed to Hitsugaya-Taicho." She said. She then called for some members that took Hanatarou to a bed.
Naruto bowed, "Thank you Unohana-Taicho and it was no trouble." He then turned around and exited the building.
Unohana smiled at him until he left the building. You don't see many soul reapers like Naruto anymore.
The next day Hanatarou was cleared to leave. They walked along back to their training grounds when they stumbled upon Renji training with Kira.
"Oi, Renji Kira." Naruto called.
They stopped practicing and turned to greet Naruto. "Hey how's it going?" Renji said.
"Good, how about you two?" Naruto asked.
"Pretty good." Kira said. "Who's this guy?" he asked pointing at Hanatarou.
"This is Hanatarou Yamada. I helped him out yesterday. He was being bullied by some thugs from Squad 11."
Kira scowled, "Bullies don't deserve to be called soul reapers." Renji nodded in agreement.
"So what are you guys doing?" Naruto asked.
"I'm helping Kira with Zanjutsu and helping him contact his Zanpakuto spirit. He's helping me with a little more Kido since I already contacted my Zanpakuto." Renji said with pride in his voice at the end.
"So you've unlocked Shikai?" Naruto asked.
Renji nodded. "Watch this." He pulled out his Zanpakuto and held it in front of him. "Roar, Zabimaru."
(If you don't know what it looks like then go watch an episode where it shows it.)
He swung it and the blade separated and he cut a tree, which was about 20 feet away from him, in half.
Kira and Hanatarou watched amazed and Naruto whistled. "If you got hit with that it would definitely hurt."
Renji turned around to look at them. "Do you two have Shikai yet?"
Hanatarou nodded. Naruto decided t tell Renji so he nodded to.
"Can you show us?" Kira asked.
Naruto thought for a moment. "Alright, but this will stay a secret between us. I don't want anyone knowing yet."
He pulled out his Zanpakuto. "Slice, Kazekitsune." The blade glowed blue and the blade wisped away like smoke. An eerie wind blew by again and then 10 surrounding trees were reduced to nothing, but saw dust.
He deactivated his Shikai and almost laughed out loud at the slack jawed look on their faces.
Once they snapped out of their shock Hanatarou went up next. "Like Naruto said, I would also like this to be kept a secret." They nodded and watched as he held his Zanpakuto diagonally in front of his face.
"Strike, Horaiken." He said. The blade glowed yellow and disappeared in the same way Naruto's did. He gave a swing of the hilt and a really huge lightning bolt struck the ground vaporizing part of the area.
Hanatarou panted as the others, besides Naruto since he already saw it, gaped. "I still need to practice with it more." He said.
"Man." Kira said catching their attention. "Everyone's got Shikai, but me."
"Don't worry about that we'll help you with it." Renji said.
After about an hour of trying to help Kira they saw his eyes glaze over. Then he lifted his head and held his Zanpakuto out.
"Raise your head, Wabisuke." Kira said. His sword then transformed into a hooked sword.
He then charged at them a lot faster than he was a second ago. His and Renji's blade clashed together 5 times and Renji felt his Zanpakuto get heavier.
On the 6th strike he dropped his Zanpakuto since it was too heavy. When Kira saw this he stopped attacking. He looked at his Zanpakuto. "It looks like anything it cuts increases it's weight by at least twice."
He resealed his Zanpakuto and Renji picked his up and found it was back to its normal weight.
They spent the rest of the day training until dusk came. They went back to their squad buildings.
The rest of the week they spent time coming to the same exact spot. The three of them became quick friends with Hanatarou. They tried to get Rukia and Momo to come with them to train, but they were always training with their squads.
One day Naruto was called into Hitsugaya's office. "Naruto, I have a mission for you." He said.
Naruto nodded which showed that he was paying attention.
Hitsugaya continued, "There have been an increase in Hollow sightings in a place called America. Normally I would send a seated officer go on this mission, but you need the experience. This will be a one-week assignment so you won't be gone for very long."
Naruto nodded again. "I will depart right away Hitsugaya-Taicho."
Hitsugaya nodded, "Good luck." Naruto left the office and Toushiro went back to work. He was really happy since there wasn't nearly as much paperwork on his desk.
Yamamoto-Sotaicho had called a meeting to discuss the recent hollow increase. He had just finished the meeting and was about to dismiss them when he noticed that Toushiro had a lot of bags under his eyes and looked really tired and weak.
"Hitsugaya-Taicho." Yamamoto said causing the other captains to look at Toushiro. "Are you feeling okay? You look tired."
"Don't worry." Toushiro said. "Just a lot of paperwork."
"Well maybe if little brats decided to work instead of goof off they might get their work done." The twelfth division captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi sneered.
Yamamoto was about to reprimand him when Toushiro spoke again with his voice even colder than it normally was.
"Well maybe if other captains actually did their paperwork instead of dumping it on my desk and you stopped trying to perform your crazy experiments I wouldn't be so tired, now would I, Mayuri." He said Mayuri with an extra amount of coldness.
Toushiro then walked right past him and left the meeting room. He was oblivious to the sneer on Mayuri's face, the sorrowful looks he got from the other captains or the angry glare Yamamoto sent towards Mayuri.
Since it was close to nighttime Toushiro went to his captain's quarters and fell asleep before his head even touched the pillow.
When he woke up the next morning he saw that almost all of the paperwork had been taken of his desk and only the paper he had to do for his own squad was left.
'Now I can finally get some training done.' Hitsugaya thought finishing his paperwork. He left his office and went to go train in the squad 10 training fields.
Meanwhile Naruto had just gone to the world of the living. He got a limiter hold on him since his spiritual pressure was captain level and he couldn't afford to effect the humans.
He pulled out his phone and searched for any hollows in the area. He found two normal hollows on the east side. He used shunpo to get over there. He hasn't mastered it yet, but he knew it well enough to use it.
He got there and saw them roaring and chasing a young boy and girl with chains coming out of their chests. They tripped and fell to the ground. They turned around and saw that the hollows were about to eat them.
Naruto decided to try something new. His Zanpakuto allowed him to detach the guard and throw it at enemies. He detached it and threw it at the hollows.
Since it was in a star shape and shaped like Eagle talons it was very sharp. It cut through the hollow masks like they were hot butter.
The guard came flying back to him and it snapped perfectly onto his Zanpakuto. The kids saw the whole thing and were in awe.
Naruto walked over to the two kids. "Are you two okay?"
They nodded. Then they boy spoke. "That was so cool."
Naruto scratched his head sheepishly. "Thanks."
"Who are you?" asked the girl shyly.
"I'm a soul reaper." Naruto said. My job is to kill monsters like that and send souls like you two to another place. A place full of peace."
He then tapped the two on the head with his sword and they were surrounded by a flash of light and then all that was in their place was two black butterflies.
The rest of the week in the town was boring. There were only a few low class hollows and he sent a few more souls to soul society.
At the end of the week he went back to Soul Society to give his report and to train some more.
A/N: Remember that the credit also goes to my friend who is helping me with this story. Anyway we've decided on the pairings for this story. Here they are.
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