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After the wave mission things had somewhat gone back to normal. Sasuke was still the broody asshole that he always was. Sakura was still the biggest fan girl in the village, but she had actually started training a bit.
Kakashi had finally become a sensei. He started teaching them better ways to control their chakra and had daily spars with them.
He had also been teaching Sakura minor earth jutsu and Sasuke a few fire jutsu. Since he knew Naruto was a wind and water type he taught him the Water Dragon jutsu and Giant Vortex jutsu.
Naruto had still progressed at an enormous rate with the help of Hyorinmaru. He could now do Hado spells into the ninety's and Bakudo spells into the eighty's.
It's been two months since the wave mission, but Naruto would never forget the conversation he had with Sarutobi a few days after they returned.
Sarutobi had called Naruto into his office to tell him something important. "What is it old man?" Naruto asked.
"I have something to tell you. Trust me it's going to make you very happy." He said with his grandfatherly smile.
"What is it?" Naruto asked curious.
"I got a reply back from the Whirlpool country." Sarutobi said getting Naruto's immediate attention.
"What did it say?" Naruto asked excited.
"They will be sending one team." Sarutobi said. "They would be sending more, but none of your cousins wanted to come here."
"I have cousins." Naruto said shocked.
"Of course." Sarutobi chuckled. "The name Uzumaki means Whirlpool. So naturally your mother's clan is the head clan there. She was from the main branch so that would make you the rightful heir to both your mother's clan and your father's clan."
Naruto rubbed his temples. "That's a lot of information to absorb in 30 seconds." This caused Sarutobi laugh.
Then Naruto got up and bowed. "Thank you so much Lord Hokage. You have done so much for me in my life. I have no idea how I will repay you."
Sarutobi waved him off. "Think nothing of it my boy."
"There is also one more thing I would like you to do for me." Naruto said suddenly.
"What do you need?" Sarutobi asked.
"When they show up could you not tell them about me. I want to surprise them later in the exams." Naruto smirked.
Sarutobi smirked, "Alright, I will do that, though your mother might skin both of our hides later, it'll be worth it to see the look on her face."
Naruto and Sarutobi shared a good laugh and Naruto was about to leave when Sarutobi stopped him. "Before you go I want to ask you something. What level are you on with your mother's blood line?"
Naruto smirked, "Hado numbers 1-92. Bakudo numbers 1-86. I know all moves of the final release, but I haven't mastered it yet."
Naruto then disappeared in a white flash nearly giving Sarutobi a heart attack. Then he chuckled, "You have come far Naruto, my grandson." He whispered.
The normal D-rank missions had gone back to normal. They were all bored out of their minds. So when Kakashi said they could go Naruto immediately left.
Inside the Hokage there was a meeting of jonin who were deciding on whether or not their students would participate in the upcoming Chunin exams.
"We all know the exams are happening in one weeks time. If there are jonin sensei that wish to recommend their teams for the exam then please do, but first I would like to hear recommendations from the sensei of the rookie teams." Sarutobi said.
Kakashi, Kurenai and Asuma stepped forward. 'None of them are going to be recommended. It's way to early for them.' Iruka thought.
Kakashi went first. "I lead Squad 7 Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno and Naruto Namikaze. I, Kakashi Hatake, recommend all three for the exams."
'What?' Iruka thought shocked.
Kurenai went next. "Leader of Squad 8 Hinata Hyuga, Kiba Inuzuka, and Shino Aburame. I, Kurenai Yuhi, recommend all three for the chunin exams."
Asuma went last. "My Squad is number 10 Ino Yamanaka, Shikamaru Nara, and Choji Akimichi. I, Asuma Sarutobi, recommend all three."
There were hushed whispers throughout the room from the other jonin and chunin. "Hold it." Iruka said.
"What is it Iruka?" Sarutobi asked.
"I may be speaking out of line hear, but all of those genin were once my students and I know their strengths and weaknesses and it's too soon for them." Iruka said.
"Well their always complaining about getting D-rank mission so doing this may cause them to shut up." Asuma said.
"Are you trying to break them?" Iruka shouted.
"You realize Iruka that I was six years younger than Naruto when I took the exam." Kakashi said knowing that he mostly cared about Naruto.
"Naruto is nothing like you." Iruka shouted.
"Are you sure about that?" Kakashi asked. He then pulled out a Bingo Book and opened it. "I'll prove it to you." He then started reading it out loud.
Name: Naruto Namikaze.
Aliases: Ice Dragon of the Leaf.
Threat Level: A-rank.
Abilities: Has strong attributes with Water, Wind and Ice jutsu. Is known for defeating the Demon of the Mist Zabuza Momochi and for killing 2,000 bandits with a single attack.
When Kakashi finished reading there was a shocked silence that made everyone uncomfortable.
"What have you been teaching him Kakashi?" Kurenai whispered shocked.
"I've only taught him a few water jutsu and chakra control techniques." Kakashi answered honestly. "The rest he learned by himself from a few scrolls."
"Enough." Sarutobi said loud enough for everyone to hear. "On the matter of the rookie genin. A pre-exam shall be performed on them to see what they're capable of. I will now hear recommendations from the other sensei."
Naruto was now walking through the village heading for the team-meeting place the next day. He was wearing a small cloak to cover his head incase his mother and team were hear. He didn't want to be recognized yet.
He was almost there when he sensed someone about to attack him. He turned around and pulled his sword out and blocked a kunai strike.
The person that attacked him was wearing a black cloak and had a rain ninja headband on. He cloak had a high collar so Naruto couldn't see his face.
"Let's see if Leaf Village ninja are really as strong as they say they are." The rain ninja said as he attacked again.
Naruto blocked it and made a few one handed seals. Water bubbles started appearing and then they morphed into needles.
"Ice Style: 1000 Needles of Death." The needles attack from all sides, but the ninja pulled a substitution just in time.
Naruto then appeared next to him and kicked him right in the face. Then appeared behind him again and began knocking him back and forth like a pinball.
When the ninja finally escaped he looked at Naruto. "You are strong. Your certainly live up to your reputation Ice Dragon of the Leaf." Then the ninja disappeared.
'Well this was an eventful workout.' Naruto thought walking away. Five minutes later he made it to the meeting place and saw that Kakashi had just arrived.
"Well, now that everyone has showed up I have an announcement to make." Kakashi said.
"I knew it." Naruto said suddenly. "It took you long enough to come out of the closet. Now if only Sasuke would do the same."
Kakashi face faulted and Sasuke flushed angrily. "Not that god damn it." Kakashi cursed. " I recommended you three for the chunin exams."
"Oh that's good to." Naruto said causing Kakashi to sweat drop. He gave them the passes for the exam and then left grumbling about blond smart asses.
Naruto smirked and walked away to do some training with Hyorinmaru and his clones. All he had left now was mastering his fathers Flying thunder God jutsu and the Rasengan.
Meanwhile Sarutobi was doing paperwork, again, when there was a knock on the door. "Come in.," he said.
A beautiful red haired woman entered with two smaller redheaded girls. The woman had her hair down to the small of her back. She had green eyes, a kind face, she was wearing a blue jonin vest with the symbol for Uzumaki on her back, blacks shorts and sandals and she had a long sword on her back with a purple hilt and circle guard.
One of the girls had her red hair in a ponytail. She had on a black shirt and blue shorts and on here waist was a sword with an orange colored hilt and curvy guard with a ring hanging off of it.
The last girl had her hair down and it went to her shoulders. She was wearing a blue jacket and had a black shirt on underneath it along with black shorts. She also had a sword on her waist, but her hilt was brown colored and had triangle shaped guard on each side of the hilt.
Sarutobi immediately set his pen and pipe down. "It's been a while Kushina."
Kushina nodded. "Yes it has. I would like you to meet my daughters. The one with the ponytail is Akane and the other one is Mizune."
"Hi." They said shyly.
Sarutobi chuckled, "Hello. It's nice to see you all again after 13 years."
Kushina's face went sad, "Yeah ever since they died." She said softly. The twin girl's faces also got sad.
Sarutobi didn't need to think about it to know that they were talking about Naruto and Minato. He wanted to tell them that their son and brother was alive, but he respected Naruto's wish.
Sarutobi nodded, "Yes I know, but we must not dwell on the past. We must look towards the future and be happy. I'm sure that's what they would want."
They cheered up a bit and then they left leaving Sarutobi to his paperwork. 'Damn you paperwork. Damn you to the ninth level of hell.'
Meanwhile Kushina and her daughters were now in their hotel rooms. "Hey mom do you know how long it'll take for us to do materialization?" Akane asked.
"I honestly don't know." Kushina said. "In the Uzumaki clan history only three people have been able to perform materialization and actually pass the test."
"Who were those three?" Mizune asked.
"Those three were the founder of the Uzumaki clan about 500 years ago, your uncle back in the village and me." Kushina answered.
"Wow mom." Akane said awed. "You must be really strong."
Kushina blushed a little, "Well I'm not that great. The real great one was your father."
"How great was dad?" Mizune asked.
"He could decimate over a thousand shinobi in less than five seconds." Kushina said shocking them. "He was known and feared throughout the land as the Leaf's Yellow Flash."
"Wow." They whispered. They had never heard much about there father since the topic always made their mother depressed.
Kushina continued. "I also think your brother would have been great to."
"Naruto-nii?" Akane asked.
"Yes." Kushina said. "When he was born he looked exactly like your father. From the bright blue eyes down to the spiky blond hair. Not only was he so much alike him, but he was powerful."
"What do you mean?" Akane asked.
"When he was born he already had the chakra reserves of a low chunin." Kushina said.
"Wow," Mizune said. "He would be very powerful if he was still around." She said the last part softly.
"Yes he would." Kushina answered.
The next day the chunin exams begun. Naruto and his team were making their way to the academy. On the way there they passed a group of people that were trying to get past two guys blocking the door.
One of the guys kicked a guy wearing a green spandex outfit in the face. "Get out of here. We're doing you a favor."
"These exams aren't for people who can't take a hit. It'll do bad things to you." Said the other guy. "Trust us we've seen it."
"Some of you won't survive the exams, others will be wrecked for life and some of you may go crazy." Said the first guy.
"That's all good advice, but I'm going to the third floor, so release the illusion." Sasuke said walking up with Sakura and Naruto behind him.
"So you saw through it." smirked one of the guys.
"Of course." Sasuke said. "It's obvious we're on the second floor otherwise we would have gone up three flights instead of two."
The same guy smirked again. "Well seeing isn't enough." He went to attack Sasuke, but was blocked by the guy with the green spandex.
"This fight is not necessary." He said.
Naruto watched the whole confrontation with a sweat drop. The spandex guy was named Rock Lee and he tried to get a date with Sakura but got shot down and then the guys teammates showed up.
(You know who they are.)
"Hey you, what's your name?" the guy asked staring at Sasuke with his white eyes signifying him as a Hyuga.
"When asking someone's name it's polite to give your own name first." Sasuke said.
Throughout that conversation the girl on heir team wasn't staring at Sasuke's confrontation or Sakura, but at Naruto.
Or more correctly his sword. She walked over to him. "Wow, nice sword." She said looking at it from behind Naruto. "Where di you get it?"
Naruto tried to think of he best answer. "A friend gave it to me." he lied.
"Well I wish I knew him." She pouted. "I've never seen a weapon this good and my family owns a weapon shop."
'That explains the weapon fascination.' Naruto thought dryly.
"Oi Naruto come on we're going to be late." Sasuke called.
"Well I'll see you later ms." Naruto stopped.
"Tenten." She said.
Naruto nodded. "I'm Naruto and I guess I'll see you in the exams." He caught up to his teammates and walked with them.
The Hyuga boy watched their backs as they disappeared. 'Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto Namikaze.'
(Skip the fight with Lee and Gai's appearance because it's creepy.)
Now they were inside the exam room and Sasuke's eye was twitching badly from being beaten by such a loser like Lee or so he says.
Then a blond came in and tackled Sasuke and had her arms around his neck. It was Ino and because of this a shouting match started off between her and Sakura.
"You guys are hear too. What a drag." Said a lazy voice. Naruto turned to see Shikamaru and Choji walking towards them.
"Well looks like we're all hear." Said a boisterous voice. They turned to See Kiba and his teammates waling towards them. Hinata still as shy as ever and Shino still as silent as ever.
"Well looks like the Rookie nine is together again." Naruto said.
"Looks like it." Kiba said. "I wonder how far we'll go right Sasuke."
"Careful Kiba." Sasuke said. "Don't let your ego get to big."
'Follow your own advice asshole.' Naruto thought dryly.
Kiba smirked, "I have a right. We've been training like crazy and could take anyone on."
"I'd be careful of what you say Kiba." Naruto said. "You shouldn't run your mouth of like that it could cause you and your teammates trouble in the future."
They turned to see a lot of people glaring at them. Naruto sighed and let out a strong blast of killing intent for only a few seconds, but it effectively made people look away.
In a corner of the room Akane, Mizune and their teammate Nami were a little wide eyed. 'Suzumushi,' Akane thought talking to her sword spirit. 'What was that?'
'That was a high blast of killing intent caused by that man in coat over there.' Suzumushi said. Akane followed to where it was and saw him.
'I'll have to watch out for him. My instincts tell me he is powerful.' Akane thought.
Mizune was having similar thoughts. 'Tengen, did you feel that?'
"Yes I did. That boy over there is a powerful one." Tengen said.
'I should be careful id I'm around him.' She thought.
In the corner by the rookie nine a silvered hair with glasses on was staring intently at Naruto and Sasuke.
'Lord Orochimaru wanted the Sharingan, but I think he should also take the nine-tails brat to. Plus after going through the Third Hokage's files I've discovered something that he may love.' He thought.
He was about to go over and talk to them when the examiners came in. "Alright you little shits. Pipe down and listen up." Said the head examiner. "The first exam is about to begin. I am Ibiki Morino and from here on your worst nightmare."
(After explaining all the rules to them and 50 minutes later.)
'Well, there are only 26 teams left. That's a lot more than I was expecting.' Ibiki thought. "For those of you who are remaining congratulation you all pass."
"What about the tenth question?" Kiba shouted.
"There was no tenth question, but if you want something close to it then it was up to your choice. Being a chunin means making tough decisions that could not only effect you, but also your team." Ibiki said.
Then a banner came flying through the window. On the banner it said 'Proctor for the Second Exam: The Sexy and Single Anko Mitarashi.'
In came a very hot woman with purple hair tied up similar to Shikamaru, a fishnet body suit with a large brown trench coat over it. She also had on shin guards.
Naruto coughed slightly, "Sexy yes, but single I can't believe."
The people taking the exams turned to him wide eyed. The proctors snorted and tried not to laugh while Anko blushed a little.
Then she smirked and appeared behind Naruto. "Oh we got a touch guy here. Unfortunately for you I know how to make touch guys cry."
"Whatever you do to Ibiki won't work on me." Naruto said causing all the proctors to laugh and Ibiki to start twitching.
"I like this kid." Anko said. "He's got guts. Too bad that soon they'll be spilling everywhere. Now follow me." she then jumped out of the window with everyone hot on her heels.
Ibiki was still twitching slightly, "I'll get that little bastard one day." He muttered.
Now they were at training ground 44, otherwise known as the Forest of Death. "This is where the second stage of the chunin exam will take place. Each team will be given a scroll. It will be either a Heaven scroll or an Earth scroll. Your objective is to get both scrolls and make it to the tower in the middle of the forest." Anko explained.
'Great a whole five days in the forest stuck with Mr. Emo and his fan girl.' Naruto thought.
Anko continued, "You only have a time span of five days so I'd hurry if I were you. Also we need you to fill out these consent forms."
"What are they for?" Kiba asked.
"It simply states that if you die Leaf is not held responsible." Anko said causing massive amounts of sweat drops all around.
After all the consent forms were filled out everyone turned them in and got their scrolls. Naruto's team got a heaven scroll. Kiba's team got a earth scroll. Shikamaru's team got a heaven scroll.
Lee's team also got a heaven scroll. Naruto's sister's team got an earth scroll. There was also a mysterious grass team watching Naruto's team.
'Kabuto told me that Sasuke was here, but then he also gave me some information on the nine-tails vessel and how he had gotten a high rank in the Bingo book. I wonder… no, those people died out a long time ago.' Thought one of the grass ninja.
"Alright heads up. The second exam has begun." Anko shouted.
All around the gate opened and all the teams raced into the forest. Naruto's team hopped along the trees until they came to a clearing.
They stopped when they heard a scream. "Well this place sure is lively." Naruto said. Then Naruto turned to some bushes. "Alright stop sneaking around and come out."
"Unlucky." Said a voice. Out popped three rain ninjas. Sasuke and Sakura got ready for battle while Naruto just stared at them calmly. "So which one of you has the scroll or do I have to kill all of you." The leader charged at them.
Sasuke jumped into the air, "Fire Style: Phoenix Flower jutsu." A bunch of smaller fireballs shot out of his mouth and headed for the rain ninja.
They dodged them and then they all went to attack Sasuke, but Naruto acted first. "Wind Style: Slicing Wind Blades."
The rain ninja were caught by surprise and the jutsu hit them and they were sliced apart. Sakura turned a little green and Sasuke's eyes widened.
Naruto walked over to what was left of them and looked through their bodies. Then he smirked. "Well what do you know it's an earth scroll. Well lets head to the tower." Naruto said pocketing the scroll.
They nodded and they headed off to the tower. About half way there they were stopped by a grass ninja.
"Who are you?" Sasuke demanded.
"I am someone who is looking for a good fight and to test my capabilities." Said the grass ninja. "Anyone interested.
Sasuke was about to step up when Naruto put a hand in front of him. "Don't Sasuke, something is giving me a bad feeling about this guy." Sasuke was about to argue back, but he saw a slight fear in Naruto's eyes that were still hidden under his cloak. He stepped back.
Naruto stepped forward and pulled his sword out. The grass ninja smirked and pulled out a kunai and they charged at each other.
It began as a few fast strikes, then they started using jutsu. The grass ninja launched a fire jutsu at Naruto, but Naruto was prepared.
"Water Style: Explosive Water Shock Wave." Naruto shouted. He spit out a huge amount of water at the grass ninja, but the grass ninja dodged it.
"You're good." The grass ninja said.
"You've seen nothing yet." Naruto said. "Reign over the Frosted Frozen Sky, Hyorinmaru" He swung the blade and it went right at the grass ninja.
The ice dragon almost struck him, but he dodged it and right where he was a second ago was covered in ice.
'Impossible, he has that bloodline. I must make it mine.' The grass ninja thought. He charged at Naruto with greater speed that Naruto was barely able to keep up with.
'What the hell is going on? He suddenly got faster.' Naruto thought as he jumped back. Naruto flashed through a lot of hand seals
"Ice Style: Striking Ice Dragon Blizzard." The giant ice dragon came out and charged right at the grass ninja. It blasted it with ice shards, but he dodged it.
Then Naruto sent the dragon at him, but he dodged it again, but it was getting harder and harder. 'I've almost got him.' Naruto thought.
He made the ice dragon crash into the tree behind him and the explosion sent ice shards at the grass ninja, which hit him and pierced his back.
'Incredible,' the grass ninja thought. 'To use such a powerful technique and one I've never seen before at such a young age. I must have him.'
Naruto made a few more hand seals. "Water Style: Giant Vortex jutsu." Caught off guard the jutsu hit the person at full blast and set him back and blew apart the trees. Then the water disappeared.
Sasuke and Sakura went and landed beside him. Naruto was panting like crazy. That crazy bastard took a lot out of him.
Then they heard chuckling and the looked to see the same grass ninja that Naruto blew away. Part of his face was peeled away to reveal a yellow snake eye and pale skin around it.
He chuckled and made a hand seal and all of them froze. "Extraordinary, I never thought that you'd live up to your reputation, but it looks like your going to be even more powerful than Minato."
"Who the hell are you?" Naruto shouted.
"What do you want?" Sasuke yelled.
"My name is Orochimaru." He said. "And as to what I want, well that will have to wait until we meet again."
"I don't know who you think you are," Sakura shouted. "But we never want to see you again."
Orochimaru chuckled, "I'm afraid I can't do that." He made a hand seal and his neck extended and then it bit Naruto on the neck.
"Naruto." Sasuke and Sakura shouted.
Naruto gurgled a bit and his eyes were wide. Then Orochimaru's fangs retracted and his head went back to the rest of his body.
Then pain exploded throughout Naruto's body. He grit his teeth and screamed a little and grabbed his neck.
"Naruto." Sasuke shouted. He turned back to Orochimaru. "What have you done to him?"
"I just gave him a little parting gift." Orochimaru said. "Very soon Naruto will seek me out. He'll desire my power. In the meantime I enjoyed the demonstration of the powers he already possesses."
Then Orochimaru sunk into the trees and disappeared with an evil chuckle.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH." Naruto screamed scaring both his teammates. His scream was so loud that everybody in the forest and in the tower heard it.
Sarutobi's conversation with Kakashi and Kushina ended when he heard the scream. Sarutobi looked out into the forest. Without realizing it he was talking out loud. "That is the sound of ultimate suffering."
Kakashi and Kushina also got up. They looked out the window and into the forest and wondered who that was.
Naruto collapsed to the ground holding his neck. "Naruto." Sakura said as she got up and showed general concern for her other teammate for once.
"What is it? What's he done to you?" she cried. Naruto couldn't answer he could only whimper in pain.
Sasuke got on his left side and looked at the mark. It was shaped in the same way the guard on his sword was except there was three and not four.
Naruto let loose another scream that was even louder than the last one and then he finally fell unconscious.
"Sasuke, what are we going to do?" Sakura asked.
"Let's get him to a clearing and we'll head for the tower in the morning." Sasuke said also showing concern for his teammate for once.
Sasuke slung Naruto's arm over his shoulder and he took off searching for a clearing with Sakura not far behind him.
They got to a clearing and checked Naruto over. He had a very high fever and he was shaking like crazy. His eyes were shut tight in pain.
Sasuke took Naruto's cloak off and also pulled out a rag. Sakura pulled out a canteen and poured some water on it. Sasuke squeezed it out and put it on his head.
This is all they could do to help their teammate. Now all they could do was hope he pulled through.
They waited out the night taking shifts to watch for enemies. Naruto's condition improved a bit, but not by much.
When Sakura was taking watch a sound ninja team showed up. "Some lookout you're half asleep." Said the sound ninja that was hunched over.
Sakura looked over to the sound ninja. She turned a bit and shook Sasuke awake. He turned and saw the sound ninja.
"Now wake up Namikaze, we want to fight him." Said the same guy.
"What does Orochimaru want with him?" Sakura asked.
"And what's with the mark on his neck?" Sasuke asked.
The sound ninja were silent for a few minutes. They knew of Orochimaru and when they meant mark they couldn't mean the curse mark could they?
"Enough of this. First I'm going to kill these fools and then I'm going to kill Namikaze." Said the sound ninja with spiky hair.
"Wait Zaku." Said the hunched sound ninja.
""What for Dosu?" growled Zaku.
He walked up to a patch of dirt. "Whoever set this trap up isn't a really good ninja. This dirt is recently over turned and this type of grass doesn't grow in a place like this."
Sakura scowled. Then they charged at them. Sasuke smirked and made a hand sign. The ground in front of them exploded.
Then before the sound ninja could react they charged them. Sasuke took on the two guys and Sakura took on the girl.
While they were fighting no one noticed that black energy was rising out of Naruto.
Team 8 was hopping through the forest on the way to the tower. They had captured a team of rain ninja and had Shino drain their chakra with his bugs. They got the scroll they needed and were now heading to the tower.
"Well, that was fairly easy." Kiba said. Then he stopped causing his teammates to stop too.
"What's wrong Kiba?" Shino asked.
"I smell something. Over in that direction." He pointed to the north. "Hinata check it out."
Hinata nodded, "Byakugan." She looked ahead and saw that it was Naruto's team. Sasuke and Sakura were fighting and Naruto was out cold and his chakra seemed to be causing him extreme amounts of pain.
"It's Naruto's squad." Hinata aid quietly. "Sasuke and Sakura are fighting sound ninja and Naruto is out cold."
"Bet that idiot got in the way." Kiba scoffed.
Hinata shook her head. "No that's not it. his chakra is fluctuating wildly and it appears to be causing him extreme amounts of pain."
Kiba and Shino were silent for a few seconds. "Alright let's go give them a hand." Kiba sighed.
They nodded and went to the area. They got there in time to see Sakura get beat back and Sasuke get a few hard hits before he was kicked away.
They were about to go in and help when a voice sounded above them. "What's with a bunch of sound ninja picking on some second rate shinobi.
"More bugs to squash." Zaku sneered.
Lee looked over to see Sakura all bruised up. "It seems you have hurt someone I care for." Lee said. "No one does that and gets away with it."
"It looks like were also going to be fighting." Neji sighed. "If we fight then we fight at full power so no holding back." Then his eyes widened. "Never mind it looks like we won't have to fight."
Then a terrifying evil chakra swept over them. They looked towards Naruto and saw that black energy surrounded him, his eyes were now red and some kind of white mask formed over half of his face.
"Sasuke, Sakura who did hat to you?" He asked in a voice colder than his ice jutsu.
"Naruto," they whispered.
"It was us." Zaku said. Naruto turned his cold gaze to Zaku. Then marks started appearing on the side of his face that wasn't covered by the mask.
'Those marks,' Dosu thought. 'I don't know anything about the mask, but those marks are from a curse mark. He actually survived.'
"What's the matter Dosu, not getting cold feet are you? It's just some half dead punks. I'll blow them away in one strike." Zaku boasted.
"Zaku wait." Dosu cried.
"Super Sonic Slicing Sound Wave." Zaku yelled and a powerful blast of air went out of his hand and destroyed the surrounding area. When the dust cleared there was nothing in the path. Zaku smirked, "Blew him away."
"Blew who away." Said a voice.
Zaku turned and saw that Naruto was right next to him and Sasuke and Sakura were sitting next to him shocked.
Before Zaku could react Naruto smacked him away with one hell of a left hook. Zaku flew back and landed near Dosu.
Zaku stood up shaking and glared at Naruto, but his eyes widened and so did everyone else's when he started making hand signs.
"Fire Style: Fire Dragon Bomb." A big blast of fire flew out of his mouth and straight for Zaku.
"I don't think so." Zaku said and then fired another air blast and blew the fire out revealing a whole shit load of kunai.
The kunai flew at him and either sliced him or penetrated his flesh. "Zaku beneath you." Dosu shouted.
Naruto appeared beneath him and then behind him and grabbed both his arms and forced them behind his back.
Everyone watched in mild horror as a wicked grin split on his face. "Please stop." Zaku begged.
"You very proud of these arms. You must be very attached to them." Naruto said cruelly pulling on his arms even more and then everyone heard a small crack, but the bones weren't broken yet.
"No, what are you doing?" Zaku whimpered as his arms were tugged even more.
Naruto's grin widened and pulled again and there was another crack and this time it was louder and everyone heard it.
Then with one final tug there were two very loud cracks and a loud cry of pain from Zaku as Naruto kicked him to the ground.
Naruto turned to the other tow sound ninja. The girl was already out cold from the evil chakra Naruto put out and Dosu was shivering in fear.
"It seems that you're the only one left." Naruto said. "I hope you make things more interesting than your friend did." Naruto started walking towards Dosu.
In the bushes Hinata was watching this with wide eyes. 'No this can't be Naruto. It just can't be. He was always kind. He was never cruel. He did change on graduation, but he would never change this much.'
"Stop it." she yelled running at him. She grabbed him in a fierce hug from behind. "Don't do it." Naruto turned and laid his red eye on her. "Pease." She begged as tears went down her cheeks.
It seemed to work. The marks on his body reseeded, his eyes turned back to their blue and his mask shattered and fell to the ground where it disappeared.
'The mark has reseeded. We're safe, for now.' Dosu thought mentally sighing.
Naruto then fell to the ground completely exhausted. Hinata caught him and helped him sit up. Everyone relaxed when they realized the old Naruto was back.
"You're strong." Dosu said. "Too strong." He pulled out an earth scroll and set it on the ground. Take this scroll as compensation and let us leave."
"Fine just leave." Naruto growled.
Dosu picked up a broken Zaku and unconscious Kin and was about to leave. "Wait," Sakura shouted. "Who is this Orochimaru? What's he done to Naruto and why Naruto?"
"I don't now. Our orders were simply to kill him and that's it." Dosu said and then disappeared into the forest.
Naruto stood up with Hinata's help and found himself all wobbly. Naruto turned to the other people there. "Does anyone hear need an Earth scroll?"
Lee raised his hand. Naruto picked up Dosu's scroll and tossed it to him. He caught it. "We've already got both scrolls and I assume your team does to right?" Naruto asked looking at Hinata.
She blushed a bit under his gaze, but nodded anyway. "Good then I suggest that we all go to the tower."
"Hold on." Sasuke said. "Are you sure you're okay?"
Naruto nodded a little surprised that Sasuke cared. "Yeah I'm fine, just a little drained, but I think I can make it to the tower just fine."
Sasuke nodded and he and Sakura followed Naruto as they jumped into the trees. Naruto also made sure he had his cloak on and Hyorinmaru strapped to his back.
"So what happened while I was out?" Naruto asked.
"We did the best we could to make you get better. You were out for four days." Sakura said.
"Four days." Naruto said shocked. "Holy shit."
Sasuke continued, "You had a very high fever and your chakra seemed to be causing you a lot of pain. Then the sound ninja showed up and we tried our best to hold them off, but we were a little tired so we didn't do so well."
Naruto smiled a little. "Thanks guys."
Sakura smiled a little. "That's what teammates are for."
Sasuke also let a small smile grace his lips before it was gone and they headed towards the tower.
Soon they got to the tower and opened the scrolls. Out came Iruka and told them that they had passed the second exam. They didn't tell him about the mark because Naruto told them not to tell anyone on the way here.
Now they were inside a battle arena. There were 8 teams that made it. the entire rookie nine had made it. lee's team, the sand team, the sound team, the silvered hair guy's team and the team from Whirlpool.
Naruto smirked, 'The Whirlpool team is in for one hell of a surprise soon.' Then a wave of pain hit his shoulder.
He grunted and held his shoulder. The Hokage looked at Naruto sadly. Anko told them that Orochimaru had placed a curse mark on a genin in the exam. Then he found out it was Naruto.
'Can't the poor boy's life be simple for once?' he thought sadly. He took a brief glance at Kushina and saw her smiling at her daughter's team.
Sarutobi cleared his throat. "Congratulations on passing the second stage of the chunin exams. Now normally we would proceed to the third part of the chunin exam, but there is a problem. Hayate if you will."
A sickly looking jonin stepped forward. "Yes lord Hokage. Since there are two many of you we are going to have a preliminary match to lower the contestants."
"Is that really fair?" Shikamaru asked.
"Yes it is. A preliminary can be held at any stage to lower the number of contestants. We're going to be having a lot of important people coming and watching and we can't afford to waste their time. They come only to see the best." Hayate explained.
"So if anyone feel like they are now ell enough to participate please raise your hand. This will only affect you and not your team." Sarutobi explained.
The silver haired boy raised his hand. "Kabuto Yakushi." Hayate said. "You may go." Kabuto left the arena.
"Now since there are an uneven amount of contestants the winner of the first round will have to fight twice." Hayate said.
Naruto then felt another wave of pain hit his shoulder, but he only grimaced and held his shoulder.
Then a panel opened revealing a computer screen. "The names will be coming off of here at random. So if your name comes up then you will fight first." Hayate said.
The screen then flashed between names for a bit and when it stopped it made three peoples blood run cold and their eyes to widen.
Team Whirlpool's reaction was quite hilarious. The two girls eyes had widened and their mouths dropped. Kushina looked absolutely shocked and that didn't happen to her often.
Naruto smirked when he saw their reaction and his name. 'Didn't waste anytime did they.' Another wave of pain hit, he grunted and held his shoulder.
"Will the people whose names have been chosen please step forward." Hayate said. Kushina and her daughters watched as Naruto stepped up and they followed his every movement as though he might disappear any second.
"Will everyone else please move to the upper level." Hayate said. The other ninja moved to the upper level. Kushina looked at Naruto the whole time and Naruto could swear he saw some tear stains come down her cheeks.
Kakashi stopped as he passed Naruto. "Listen Naruto, don't use your jutsu."
Naruto's eyes widened. "So you know."
"If that mark on your neck gets out of control then I'll have no choice, but to step in and stop the match. Good luck." Kakashi walked up to the balcony.
Naruto's eyes widened further, 'Stop the match.' Naruto then touched the mark. 'This thing seems to be reacting to my chakra. Every time I use my chakra it gets a little stronger. Well it looks like I can't use my jutsu. Even my Hado, Bakudo and Hyorinmaru are off limit. Maybe I can make him laugh himself to death.'
Naruto then took off his cloak exposing his sun-kissed blond hair and making Kushina cover her mouth slightly.
'Minato, he looks just like you.' She thought with a small sad smile. Then she got mad. 'I'm going to kill Sarutobi when I see him in private.'
"When you're ready you may begin." Hayate said and then jumped back.
Yoroi made a hand sign and his hand glowed blue. Naruto pulled out a kunai. Yoroi then threw some shuriken at him.
Naruto blocked the shuriken and another fresh wave of pain hit him causing him to lose his balance.
Yoroi then appeared next to him and was about to punch him when Naruto moved to the side and kicked him in the leg causing him to fall.
Naruto had his arm in a lock and his leg over his neck. Yoroi chuckled as his hand glowed blue again and he pressed it to Naruto's chest.
Naruto felt his grip weaken and Yoroi pulled his arm free and whacked Naruto right in the chest causing him to loose his grip on him.
'What the, my strength is gone.' Naruto thought.
"Naruto look out." Sakura shouted. Naruto looked up and saw Yoroi charging at him with both of his hands blue. He slammed one hand to Naruto's chest and the other to his head.
Naruto screamed as he was forced to the ground again. Yoroi laughed as he continued his technique. Naruto reached up to grab his sword, but let out a shuddering breath and his hand fell to the ground.
Kakashi gasped and his single eye widened. Kushina covered her mouth and his two sisters watched wide-eyed.
"What the," Naruto gasped "My chakra. What are you doing?"
Yoroi laughed, "You're just noticing it now?"
"My chakra." Naruto said. "You're stealing it from me."
"Took you long enough." Yoroi thought as increased the technique causing Naruto to yell.
'It's no use Naruto.' Thought Orochimaru disguised as a sound jonin. 'Yoroi's ability allows him to absorb an opponents chakra and once the last drop of chakra has been drained from you Naruto you'll have no choice to rely on the power of the curse mark.
Go on, release that delicious forbidden power. Set it free.' He thought with his eyes sparkling with barely suppressed glee.
Naruto tightened his fist. "Get the fuck off me." Naruto yelled kicking Yoroi off him. Naruto sat up slowly. 'That was way to close'
Naruto got up and was panting a bit. He then had to dodge strikes from Yoroi as he tried to get him again.
'What am I going to do?' Naruto thought dodging another strike. 'With this mark I don't have the speed to keep away from him.' He then remembered the fight Sasuke had with Lee. 'Wait, that's it.'
Naruto dodged three more strikes before he disappeared. "Where'd he o?" Yoroi said. Lee gasped.
Then Naruto kicked him in the air. He turned and jumped up after him until he was directly underneath him.
'That's my move." Lee thought.
'What the,' Gai thought.
The others also had their eyes wide. "Okay I admit it. I kind of borrowed that move, but from here out it's all original." Naruto said putting two fingers on Yoroi's back.
"The dancing leaf shadow." Yoroi gasped.
"Now take this." Naruto said. Before he could attack a wave of pain far more powerful than the others hit.
"AAAAAAUGH." Naruto screamed causing everyone to look at him in worry. His whole body stiffened. "No not again." He shouted as everyone saw the marks spread over his body.
'Brother.' His sisters thought.
'No,' Kushina moaned.
'Is this it?' thought Kakashi and Sarutobi.
Then flashes of Hinata hugging him in the forest came to his head and her pleading voice. 'Don't do it.' she begged as tears fell down her cheeks.
'I swear I won't let a girl cry like that again. I won't let this thing take over.' He thought. 'No way.' The curse marks receded and Naruto no longer felt any pain.
'The curse mark receded.' Thought most of the jonin and the Hokage.
Naruto smirked, "Oh yeah where was I?" He then tried to kick him with his left leg, but it was blocked.
"Your now match for me." Yoroi said arrogantly. Then Naruto pulled his leg back and used his other leg to kick him in the kidneys.
'Whose no match for whom?' Kakashi corrected.
Then Naruto pulled his sword out and hit him in the neck with the hilt almost shattering his Adam's apple.
Then he slashed him in the stomach, which caused him to bleed heavily. "Get back here. I'm not done yet." Naruto shouted and kicked him right where his sword slashed him. "Dragon's Barrage."
Yoroi hacked up a lot of blood as Naruto skidded back and landed on his stomach with his sword still clutched in his hand.
There was silence until Hayate went and checked on Yoroi. He found out that he was dead. 'This one's had it.' he thought. He looked over to Naruto and saw him struggling to sit up.
He finally managed to get to his knees. Hayate coughed slightly. "I'm declaring this match over. As the winner of this preliminary round Naruto Namikaze advances to the finals."
"Alright, way to go Naruto." Kiba shouted.
Kakashi looked at Naruto intently. 'A new technique. He must have been paying extra attention when Sasuke battled Lee. He really is a genius.'
Naruto was about to collapse when Kakashi appeared behind him and held him up with his knee. "Good job Naruto."
Naruto smirked as he panted a bit. He looked at Lee and gave him a smile. 'I owe you one Lee. Without you I think I would have lost. Still I don't think that's a move I want to do very often.' He thought as his muscles started aching.
Then Sasuke jumped down and helped Naruto up. "That was pretty good, but un cool at the end."
Naruto mock glared, "Shut up."
Sasuke helped him up the balcony until he was sitting with his team. Kakashi teleported back up to his team. No one seemed to notice that the sound jonin was missing.
Then Kushina walked over to them. "Do you mind if I borrow your student for a while Kakashi?"
"No go right ahead." Kakashi answered. He propped Naruto up and Naruto walked with her until they reached her team.
When they reached them Naruto looked at them and took in their appearance. He was the only blond there. "Naruto, my son." Kushina said tearing up.
Naruto smiled, "Hey mom." He was then enveloped in a hug by her and she cried into his shoulder.
"Please Naruto forgive me. if I had any idea you were alive I wouldn't have left." She said.
"It's fine. It's in the past now and you didn't know." Naruto said.
Kushina smiled. "Come on Naruto I'd like you to meet your sisters." They turned around until they were facing them. "This is your first younger sister Akane Uzumaki."
"Naruto-nii?" she said. Naruto nodded and then she race forward and hugged him. He hugged her back. Then they broke apart.
"This is your second youngest sister Mizune Uzumaki." Kushina said.
Naruto walked over to the girl. She seemed to be pretty shy. Naruto tilted her head up and then he hugged her. She hugged back and they all smiled. Their family had been reunited.
Before they knew it they were talking about a lot of things. Their third teammate went off letting them have some privacy. "So what kind of powers do your swords have?" Naruto asked.
Kushina started, "My spirits name is Senbonzakura. It dematerializes my blade into millions of Sakura petals that can slice my opponent's up with a flick of my wrist. My final release is called Senbonzakura Kageyoshi. It's pretty much the same except that it's faster and I get a shield out of it. it has a second form know as Senkai, which traps me, and my enemy in a contained area surrounded by my blade fragments. There are other moves that I haven't completed yet."
Akane went next. "My spirits name is Suzumushi. It sends out a wave of cricket sounds that can make the opponent disorientated for a few seconds or make them pass out. It also has a second movement called Benihikou. It makes numerous blades in the air and I send them at my enemy with a flick of my sword. I haven't managed materialization yet."
Mizune went last. "My spirits name is Tengen. With a simple incantation I can send out blasts of my energy and send them right at my opponent or I can make arms or legs or anything else of a giant come out and what I bring out I control. I also haven't achieved materialization."
"What does yours do?" Kushina asked.
Naruto started, "My spirits name is Hyorinmaru. It pretty much materializes an ice dragon and it freezes anything it touches. It also has a chain at the bottom of the hilt and whatever the chain wraps around it also freezes and will shatter with a little tug. Unlike you two I have achieved materialization."
"You did?" The three of them asked shocked.
"Yep." Naruto grinned. "It's name is Daiguren Hyorinmaru. It gives me Ice armor, ice wings and a dragon ice tail. It still freezes anything it touches, but it also gives me four special techniques. The first one is Ryuusenka. Whoever I stab is locked in a cocoon of ice and frozen to the core.
The second move is called Sennen Hyorou. It forms a bunch of ice pillars from the water in the atmosphere and freezes the opponent for a thousand years.
The third technique is called Guncho Tsurara. It forms a whole bunch of ice shards that shoot out a distance.
The final technique is Hyoten Hyakkaso. This causes 100 snowflakes to fall from the sky and they freeze anything they touch in a flower like state. when all 100 fall the life of the person the snowflake touches is over." Naruto finished.
They had spent so much time talking that they didn't even notice that a lot of matches went pass. The winners so far were
Naruto, Kankuro, Sasuke, Shikamaru, Temari, Sakura, and Shino. Then the next match came up.
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