Naruto © Masashi Kishimoto
Bleach © Kubo Tite
Chapter 1: Especially, Maybe, Supposedly
Naruto had always supposed dying would be a peaceful experience. After all, there would be no feeling, no getting back up, no soldiering on…nothing.
At least that's what he'd thought in the scant moments he'd allowed his mind to turn morbid. See, he was never really one to dwell on the depressing subjects because: A) he was always too busy pranking to allow that to happen, B) trying to get some sort of acknowledgement of his existence, C) trying to pass Academy.
He supposed that maybe, just maybe, even jinchuuriki like him would be able to reunite with dead loved ones and that perhaps he'd get to meet his parents. That was after he reached his dream of being the Hokage of Konohagakure, of course.
But nothing ever happened like that, especially when Konoha's Number One Most Surprising Ninja is involved. And even with his insanely handy good-luck, it seemed that even that finally ran out.
After all, if he was lucky and allowed to rest in peace, he wouldn't be where he was now. Floating endlessly in a black void of nothingness…waiting.
Waiting for something to happen.
A/N: I've been sitting on this concept for a while. Hopefully I do it justice.