I don't own Naruto, but if I did you can bet he would be with Hinata right now and ignore that pink haired bitch.
Key: "Yo" speaking
"Yo" Kyuubi speaking
'Yo' Kyuubi thinking
"Yo" other Naruto speaking
'Yo' other Naruto thinking
"Yo" speaking in limbo
"Yo" Shinigami speaking in limbo
Chapter one: Betrayed by a comrade
It was a sunny day in the village of Konoha. In a clearing in the woods a group of four people were gathered. One of them was sitting on another, while one was tied to a post. The one who was being sat on was wearing a blue shirt with a red and white fan on his back. He had tan shorts and a headband with a metal plate engraved with a leaf on it. In fact all of the ones in the clearing had these headbands worn somewhere on their bodies. He was a boy of about 12 years at 4'10 in height. He had black hair resembling a chickens' backside. He was glaring at pretty much nothing with his black eyes; because that is the look he always had on his face.
The one who was sitting on the other was wearing a blue shirt and pants. He also wore a green vest and a blue mask on his face. He wore his headband slanted covering his left eye. He had gravity defying silver hair and a bored look in his one visible eye. His eye was black, and without any remorse in it. He was about 6'3 in height looking about 26 years old.
The one who wasn't tied to a post was a girl wearing a pink dress with two slits on either side for improved movement. Underneath the dress she wore black biker shorts. She had bright pink hair that went down to her midback. She wore her headband like a ribbon holding her hair back out of her green eyes. She was about 4'8 in height looking like a 10 year old while actually being 12.
Then came the one tied to a post. He was the strangest of them all; he wore a neon bright orange jumpsuit. He had sun kissed blond hair and deep sapphire blue eyes. His face had three whisker like birthmarks on either cheek. He wore his headband like the other boy, but unlike him he was actually trying to break his bindings. He was about 4'5 in height looking to be about 12 years old.
The man with the silver hair obviously the leader in this strange group spoke.
"Are you trying to make fun of shinobi with your behavior? Well are you? Did you even stop to wonder for one minute…why you were divided into teams?" he asked angrily.
"Excuse me" said the pink haired girl confused.
"Obviously not. So you missed the entire point of the exercise" said the man.
"Let me guess teamwork" asked the blond stunning the other three.
"If you knew why didn't you try to work with the others" asked the man.
"Hold on…" started the pink haired girl before being cut off.
"Because a dumb 'demon' is less of a threat than a smart one. If I let my true grades and smarts show it would e like painting a huge bull's eye right on my back and chest. I may not be as smart as a Nara, but I'm not as dumb as Kiba" said the blond with no traces of mirth one would usually see in his eyes. On the edge of the clearing a boy with a dog on his head had to be restrained by his teammates.
"Kiba san please calm down or you'll get us caught" said a girl with lavender eyes that had no pupil.
"She's right Kiba do you want to see why Kakashi fails all his teams or not" said an attractive and slightly busty woman in the strangest dress. They were hidden slightly out of sight from the others. All four of them watching to see how the other team would do.
"All right but if that damn blond says one more thing about my smarts than he is dead" said Kiba.
"In the shinobi world, you risk your lives everyday. Like this (pulls out a kunai and puts it at the person below him neck) Sakura kill Naruto or Sasuke dies" he said without remorse. Without hesitation the now named Sakura pulls out a kunai and shoves it deep into he now named Narutos' neck. This shocked the four observers that she would actually do that. But what shocked them more was what Kakashi said next.
"Good work Sakura, I was just kidding about that, but you removed that little shit stain for not only me but the entire village. I never really intended to kill Sasuke; I just wanted to see how you would react. Because of you the Kyuubi is finally dead" said Kakashi as if he were taking a morning stroll.
"NARUTO" was the yell they all heard. When everyone turned their heads they saw the lavender eyed girl running straight at them, or more specifically the now dead Naruto.
"Hinata what are you doing here. I suggest you forget what you saw and leave, that is unless you want me to tell your sensei about you spying on a private practice" said Kakashi menacingly.
"Oh no you won't Kakashi, because I'm already here, and the ANBU should be here any second. You broke the thirds law, and now you must face the consequences" said the woman.
While the two jonin were arguing the now named Hinata had already cut down Naruto and was trying to stem the flow of blood from his neck.
"Naruto kun please don't die. If you die, I won't have anything to live for. Please I love you Naruto kun" she said cradling his head gently against her chest.
"Why would you love a worthless baka like that? My Sasuke kun is so much stronger and cooler. I'm sure he will love me now that I've killed the worthless dobe and proven myself a true kunoichi" bantered Sakura oblivious to the killing intent leaking off of Hinata in waves. It got to be so great that the jonin stopped bickering and started shivering. Both knew of the huge crush she had on the blond, but neither expected it to have turned into love. They knew from experience that there is one thing you never do with a Hyuuga, you never under any circumstances say or do something negative about the one they love. Before Sakura could react she was hit in the face with such explosive force it shattered her jaw and knocked out all her teeth on her left side. Hinata then charged forth and gave her the most savage beating of her life.
(Meanwhile in limbo)
"Where am I" asked Naruto to himself.
"You're in limbo the plane between life and death" said an eerily similar voice.
"Who's there" asked the scared blond.
"Turn around partner" said the voice. Naruto listened and came face to face with someone who looked just like he did.
"Who are you, and why do you look like me" asked Naruto.
"To answer both of your questions I'm you. Or at least the part of you that the arrogant shinobi of this village sealed away" answered the other Naruto.
"Why would they do that and what part are you, hell why am I here" he asked.
"You know the why; she's in your navel, as for me I'm your potential. As to why you're here, well I'm willing to bet it would be because of the kunai that fucking pink haired banshee shoved in our necks. How you fell for her I'll never know, she's nothing like Hinata chan. I mean at least Hinata chan likes us, and she's a pretty good looker right now, just imagine what a few years would do" said his other self drooling at the thought.
"Hey don't bad mouth Sakura chan she was just following senseis' orders. And why are you acting this way" asked Naruto confused.
"Your potential means more than just physical growth. It also means emotional, so in layman's terms I'm the better you. All the training you put in and about ¾ of it comes my way, but also ¾ of your emotional growth comes my way, meaning I see things in a different light than you" he replied smirking.
"So what do we do about fixing this" asked Naruto wanting to live to see if what he said was true.
"Simple we merge together; because of your near death state the seal can be broken by simple contact between you and me" replied the other his smirk widening.
"You won't be doing anything. Your time on this plane is over so both of you are coming with me" said the shinigami from behind them. But he was too late, thy had already touched and merged together.
"LIKE HELL I'M GOING WITH YOU, I STILL HAVE MY DREAM, AND I WILL MAKE IT UP TO HINATA CHAN. I NEVER GO BACK ON MY WORD AND I NEVER GIVE UP, THAT IS MY NINDO MY NINJA WAY" YELLED THE NOW COMPLETE Naruto who disappeared in a burst of power.
"The boss isn't going to like this one bit" said shinigami to himself while floating away.
(Back with the others)
Hinata had just finished pummeling Sakura and was now on her knees in tears.
"Why, why did she have to kill Naruto kun? I can't be without him, I won't be without him" she said as she drew a kunai. She aimed right at her throat and thrust it forward.
"NO HINATA DON'T"
"DON'T WASTE YOUR LIFE OVER THE DOBES'"
"YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR"
These were what her teammates yelled rushing to stop her from ending her life. They didn't make it. Blood splattered the ground and everyone stood dumbfounded at what they just saw, because it would haunt their nightmares for years to come.
OH cliffy, I know that was just evil of me. Thymistacles here just figured I'd write up a new fic and see how it goes. Now before you all send me bad reviews or hurtful messages please just read on. Everything will be explained in the next chapter. It may be confusing now but it will make some sense later. Please review or flame I don't car which. Ja ne.