Naruto the new Battousai
So yeah doing a revision of the pairings. This is the final pairing. . If I promised anything else then I'm sorry. If I'm going to do other pairings I'm just going to do other stories and one shots so no used going crazy with the pairing numbers.
The hunter-nin appeared in the clearing far away from the battle zone. Just as the hunter-nin was about to cut the bandages from around his face. The hunter was shocked when Zabuza's hand suddenly latched onto their arm. Zabuza then said in deep voice, "ENOUGH, I can do it myself!"
The hunter-nin only sounded amused as they said, "Well now…I see someone is getting used to this.''
Zabuza suddenly grabbed the needles still stuck in his neck with his right hand and roughly pulled them out as he said, "You have all the finesse of a BUTCHER!"
As a small spray of blood erupted from Zabuza's neck, the hunter said in concern, "Please be careful pulling those out, Zabuza-sama. If you're not careful, you really will kill yourself in your weakened condition…" the hunter-nin cautioned the Nuke-nin.
Zabuza could only look on with annoyance as he said, "I will not die from something so simple…how long do you plan on wearing that freakish mask? Such a thing is disturbing...take it off!"
The hunter just softly giggled as they removed the mask to reveal a soft and attractive face. Full plump lips, smooth pale skin, and long silky ebony hair met Zabuza's eyes as the hunter said, "What can I say? Old habits die hard…and besides, without it I doubt I would have gotten you out of there safely."
"You didn't have to target my neck to put me into the death state. Any number of points would have done… " finished Zabuza with his hand resting on his sword.
''For such a trance the back of the neck is a far easier target,'' a third voice interjected putting the two shinobi on guard. ''And it would have looked quite suspicious.'' the voiced added as a form was given to the voice as it appeared right next to hunter-nin with a Ninjato crested in blood next to her neck. ''I wouldn't move if I were you. While I'm happy to catch up with you demon of the mist I have to say I'm quite disappointed.'' the speaker looked to be a man in his thirties with a muscular build that surpassed Zabuza's own. He was wearing a red, open high collar jacket and black body-suit with heavy, green and black samurai armor with spikes protruding from the shoulder and a turtle like hump connected to the oddly shaped armor. Though the shell was the lesser of the unusual traits as the man had forest green eyes and not so much of a blemish on his face or body. Such a trait was either common to an extremely powerful and gifted shinobi or those who have began their career.
''This week doesn't seem to favor us does it Zabuza-sama?'' the hunter-nin asked, interjecting some black humor into the situation.
''Leave it to you to twist our predicament into some sort of dark joke Haku.'' the Demon of the Mist remarked as the unidentified stranger pulled back his weapon.
''I haven't come to fight you know. I've come to offer a partnership.'' he remarked as he began rubbing his chin. ''I want your help in killing the blond who calls himself Battousai.''
Zabuza derisively snorted, ''You must be either incredibly stupid or incredibly brave. I have no plans on going against both Sharingan no Kakashi and the Battousai for any amount of money.''
''I'll offer you triple whatever your current employer is paying you.'' the mysterious man offered which was apparently the right thing as that caught Zabuza's interest.
''What's your deal? Why are you so intent on killing the Battousai?'' Zabuza asked as the man began gathering chakra into his hand.
''A demonstration.'' the man remarked as he used his Ninjato to stab into the hand as the blade clanged against the hand and bounced off without so much of a scratch.
''So the rumors are true.'' Zabuza remarked as his skepticism began to fade.
''Rumors Zabuza-sama,'' Haku asked, as to press on for more information to feed her curosity.
''Rumors of an invincible shinobi whose skin is tougher then diamonds itself given the name Hardstone.'' he clarified as the mysterious Hardstone merely chuckled.
''I have fought the boy before but we have come to an unfortunate stand still. He can't scratch me and because of his speed I can't catch him. An unfortunate stalemate of sorts if you will and my proud will not allow it. Of course you can turn tail and run and take a big hit on your credibility as far as future assignments go.'' Hardstone watched the subtle movements of Haku taking offense and gestures of Zabuza of tailing her to remain steadfast. ''It's quite simple, you handle Sharingan Kakashi, I'll handle Battousai, and your aide handles the rest of them. Whomever manages to kill their target first helps the other and you two can keep all the pay. Money really means nothing to me, as long as I get my kill I'm content.'' he explained as he took out an unidentified candy of sorts and put it in his mouth. ''Do we have a deal?'' he asked after chewing and swallowing the candy.
Zabuza began mulling over his options. The smart thing to do would have been to ran, but his pride and ego were wounded and the only way he could reclaim his manhood was to accept the deal. It was what me-ma would have wanted. ''You got yourself a deal Hardstone.''
It had been a full day since Kurenai and the rest of the group had reached Tazuna's house and they had as of yet to hear from Naruto or Kakashi. Some of the group had begun to assume the worst. Team seven was thinking why they even listened to Naruto? They should have stayed and tried to save their sensei instead of following orders from another team's sensei and now the two could be hurt and lost or even dying.
Team eight still had a little more confidence in the two men's survival, but not much. They all trusted that Naruto knew what he was doing, but also feared that the fight may have taken the turn for the worse with both shinobi taking extensive injuries. Kurenai was probably the most worried of them all, but she tried her best not to show it.
'Naruto-kun where could you be? You promised you'd come back. Please don't leave me again.' Kurenai silently pleaded as she sat at the table not listening as Tazuna talked a little more about wave's situation to the Konoha shinobi.
It was about this time that everyone was startled by a loud voice.
"I'm sure of it this time, this just has to be the building," said a man's voice from outside the house. ''Pakku wouldn't have lead us astray.''
''Like the other four damn times?'' a second irritated voice asked. ''You were supposed to be the Jounin? Why didn't you consider using your summon dogs earlier?''
''Chakra exhaustion affecting the mind?'' the first voice lamely offered. ''Besides its not like we had much of a scent to go on. Kurenai obviously covered their tracks as per standard protocol when a team gets separated as to prevent leading the enemy shinobi back to home base. It's a basic Shinobi tactic.''
''One that you didn't even consider...'' the voice stopped and sighed, deciding that the current topic was getting them nowhere. ''You're hopeless...Okay but seriously how someone can be so skilled as a shinobi but suck so bad with directions is beyond me." said the second man.
"Hey I didn't see you doing any better when you had the lead, hell you wouldn't even ask for directions. Your approach was just knock on every door you came across and ask if this was the Tazuna residence," the first man said defensively.
"First off, a Shinobi shouldn't need directions and should be able to find it on their own. Secondly, my way wouldn't have taken nearly as long if you hadn't insisted on flirting it up with that hot woman in that huge house." the second man shot back.
"Hold on a second; first off, your full of shit about the not asking directions. Secondly, it was getting late and we needed a place to stay for the night. Not to mention you said you were hungry, I just worked with what I had to get us a free meal and shelter."
"Whatever, just knock on the damn door and see if this is the right place this time. I don't even see why we're loudly arguing about this." said the second man tired of arguing.
With that a knock was heard at the door. Everyone just sat there still bewildered by the conversation they had just listed in on. After a couple more light knocks at the door, the light taps turned into loud banging. "Hey is anyone in there?" The original voice asked.
"Great, you picked the wrong house again.''
"I already told you it's not my fault, I'm just trying to follow the directions that woman gave. Left at the quarter mile turn right."
"I think the key word there is 'try', which you've failed miserably at and I'm sure she said right.''
''And yet you didn't say anything. That settles it, next time you get trapped in the bubble I am not helping you.''
Finally Tazuna snapped back to reality and went to answer the door. He was then greeted to the sight of Naruto and Kakashi bickering like two old ladies about to kill each other.
"Kakashi, Naruto you guys actually made it?" Tazuna asked in surprised.
Hearing Tazuna's voice, both men turned around. "Oh thank Kami! We finally found you. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find your little backwater home?" the blond asked in relief.
"Ya I was starting to think people were messing with us after trying to ask directions so many times" Kakashi chimed in.
No one got a second word in because Naruto suddenly found himself yanked inside and passed Tazuna as Kurenai promptly pulled Naruto into a rib-shattering hug.
"Naruto-kun you had us all so worried. Were have you been?" Kurenai was nearly hysterical at this point but was able to retain some semblance of composure.
''C-Can yo let me go?'' Naruto asked between labored breaths.
Realizing that she was squeezing him to death Kurenai released him."Sorry about that but answer the question you should have showed up yesterday. What took you so long, were either of you hurt?" said Kurenai checking Naruto over for any sign of injury.
Making there way inside both Naruto and Kakashi took a seat around the table.
"No we weren't injured. Hehe…It's a funny story really." Naruto began as he chuckled and shook his head.
"Not if you're the one who was stuck wandering around for a day,'' Kakashi muttered pulling out his book as he tried to calm himself down.
Naruto just shot Kakashi a glare for his comment before continuing."As I was saying, after you guys left I engaged Zabuza in combat. I started out by taking out his clone and then had a little banter with the real Zabuza. I got him to release Kakashi but before I could do anything a masked man knocked Zabuza out. At first we thought this person was a hunter-nin and had killed him, but then realized he was a fake due to him not destroying the body on the spot. He must have been an accomplice of Zabuza that was serving as backup should things get out of hand. Before we could stop him, he escaped with Zabuza's body. The masked man must have realized Zabuza was going to lose against the combined effort of both Kakashi and I and helped him with a tactical retreat. The only good news is that it will take Zabuza a good two weeks to recover from being put in a near death like state. During this time we can try to get as much of the bridge finished as possible and try to get everyone else ready for the second encounter. Next time I don't doubt that Zabuza will bring back up" said Naruto doing a recap.
"Ok it sounds like everything went fine with the exception of Zabuza's escape, so why did it take you an entire day to get here when it only took us about an hour?" said Kurenai still waiting to here the rest of the story.
"Well you see…when you guys left, I kinda forgot to ask where and how to get here. After the battle we ended up stuck wandering the woods trying to make our way to the village for a good five hours. When we finally got there, we were able to talk a lady into letting us spend the night and have a nice meal," said Naruto in the middle of his explanation before being interrupted by Kakashi.
"What Naruto meant by 'we', he means 'him'. After asking for shelter and being turned down a number of times, we tried at yet another house. After knocking on the door we were greeted by a very beautiful woman that looked to be in her early thirties. When we asked to see the owner of the house, she told us she was it. Apparently she lived alone by herself and earned a living by owning a clothing store in the market. Anyways when we asked if we could possibly stay the night and maybe have a hot meal she took one look at Naruto and said we could work something out. She then asked me to wait in the living room while she talked to Naruto here in the kitchen.
When Naruto returned to the living room he was blushing so bad I thought he was going to pass out. Now wary of what the woman wanted. I asked him what we had to do for a room and he said that 'we' didn't have to do anything and refused to tell me anything else. That evening we had a very nice meal with the woman but the whole time she seemed very affectionate towards Naruto.
Naruto seemed to have gotten over his embarrassment since we first arrived and was having a good time flirting back pretty heavily with the her, which got me thinking once again about what the woman and Naruto discussed earlier. When the time for bed came around I was lead to a spare bedroom by the woman. I asked where Naruto was and she just said he was staying in a different room. At the time I just thought she had two spare bedrooms and thought nothing was out of the ordinary.
That changed however when I was awoken in the middle of my sleep by sounds of moans and screams coming from the woman's bedroom. That's when I understood what Naruto meant by 'us' not having to do anything. Apparently Naruto was the only one who had to do anything. I put up a silencing jutsu around the room and then went back to sleep. The following morning I saw Naruto and the woman both eating breakfast at the table looking very happy. After I grabbed a plate and ate, I apologized for being in a hurry and told her that we had to go. When we were heading out the door the woman told us, or should I say Naruto to feel free to come back anytime.
She told Naruto he was a 'big' help the night before, putting extra emphasis on big right before giving him a quick kiss on the cheek and a squeeze of his ass. So you can see I had nothing to do with finding us a place to stay and that it was all Naruto." Kakashi explained letting out a little perverted giggle towards the end.
Everyone in the room just sat there after the explanation with a variety of expressions on their face. Tazuna and Kiba both found the story extremely amusing and were sporting huge grins. Shino and Sasuke both kept up there appearance of indifference, though if you knew the signs you could see that Shino too was amused. Sakura had a huge scowl on her face seeing Naruto as just another pervert like her sensei. Hinata was blushing madly and looked like she was about to faint after hearing Kakashi imply what Naruto did. Tsunami's look was rather impassive between disbelief and curiosity while Kurenai sat there with a mixture of relief still on her face glad that he was ok and a look of jealousy from hearing implied what Naruto did with that woman.
"Thank you for that very 'detailed' description of what happened last night, but may I please continue?'' Naruto gritted out between his teeth as he glared at Kakashi again who was once more reading his kick ass novel.
"Anyways, after we left the house Kakashi convinced me to let him lead and we spent the next three hours going door to door asking 'is this the Tazuna residence'. He refused to ask for directions implying that it wasn't 'hip'. Eventually I got fed up and took the lead asking directions. Unfortunately, either the villagers were messing with us or they just suck at giving directions. Then Kakashi suddenly remembered he had dogs that can track scents and after an hour of us running around lost and Kakashi once more remembering that a false trail had been set up in the worst case scenario we ended up spending another two hours wandering around looking for this place until we finally got here. Sorry about worrying you all, but we tried to get here as soon as possible.'' Naruto recapped.
At the end of his explanation though, practically everyone broke out in laughter. After a good few minutes of laughter Naruto had had enough.
"I know I said it was funny, but it's not that funny.'' the blond remarked with an annoyed pout.
"Yes it is dude," Kiba said letting out another laugh before continuing on, "We just think it's hilarious an elite Jounin like Kakashi and you who was able to force some one like Zabuza to retreat are unable to find a simple house that was only an hour away from where you were." said Kiba breaking into laughter once more.
A few moments later everyone began to settle down. Now with Naruto and Kakashi's misadventure brought to the life it was time for the others to recap what had happened with them.