Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto or Gurren Lagann
Hello, and welcome to my newest story, or rather a preview of it. This is an idea want to work on eventually, but I have other stories I need to focus on. I just wanted to get this started and out there so I would stop thinking about it and focus on my others that are farther along.
Anyway, this story will start during part 1, shortly after Naruto and Jiraiya return to the village with Tsunade.
EDIT: Started working on the story for real after watching the secong Gurren Lagann movie. Decided to go back and redo this chapter a bit to correct a few spelling mistakes.
Now go! Pierce through the heavens with your new drill!
Naruto knocked on the door to the Hokage's office, wondering what the old lady wanted him for. It had only been a day since they got back to the village with her, and he didn't think she was gonna send him on mission at the moment.
"You can come in." she said on the other side of the door.
Naruto walked in and asked "So what did you want to see me about Grandma?"
Letting the comment slide, she put a small box on the desk. "This is yours. The Third left this for you in his will. It said it used to belong to your father, and that it was an old family heirloom."
"Really? Did it say anything about him?" Naruto asked, curious about anything related to who his family might have been.
"No, it just said he wanted to give you this when you got a little older. I just felt like giving it to you early."
The boy picked up the box on the desk, and opened it. Inside was a small golden drill connected to a chain like a necklace. When he picked it up, it seemed to glow in the center as he held it in his hands. "Wow..." he le out, almost mesmerized by it.
"Well, thats all. You can do what ever you like for now. I'll let you know if I have a mission for you." the new Hokage said, and the boy put his new possession around his neck with the other. 'It glowed just like it used to do for him.'
Naruto walked to the bridge where he would usually meet his team. Even when they didn't have any missions, they would usually meet up there. Sometimes they would train, other times get something to eat, and sometimes nothing at all. As he walked, he continued to stare at the drill.
At the bridge, Sasuke looked out over the water, while Sakura looked around for Naruto, and their perpetually late sensei. They hadn't been there long; both just arriving only a few minutes. On Sasuke's mind was the recent appearance of his brother, and his powerless-ness against him. 'I have to get stronger, and I have to-'
"Sasuke, Naruto is here." Sakura informed him, and interrupting him from his thoughts. "Hey! Naruto!" she greeted him. As he got closer, she noticed something around his neck that he was looking at. "Whats that you've got there?" she inquired.
"Huh? This?" he asked as he held up the drill for her to see, and she nodded. "Grandma Tsunade gave this to me. She said the old man left it for me, and that it used to belong to my dad."
Before their conversation could continue, Kakashi appeared in a puff of smoke. "Hey." he said.
The three members of team seven, Sasuke included, were shocked that their sensei was actually on time for once. "Kakashi-sensei? What are you doing here already?" Sakura asked.
"Well, I've been given a mission for me alone. I just wanted to let you all know before I left so that you aren't waiting here for me for a week." the jonin answered.
"Just you? But what about us?" Naruto asked.
"This one is a bit out of your league. But don't worry too much; you three will probably get a mission of your own soon. After the recent trouble, the village is in a tight spot, so all the ninja left are going to have to work twice as hard as before, and that includes you three." their sensei elaborated. "Anyway, I'll be back in about a week and a half, so we'll meet up here as usual then. See ya." and with that, Kakashi disappeared in a puff of smoke.
With their sensei now gone, Sasuke immediately started to walk away. "Sasuke! Where are you going?" Sakura called out to him.
"I'm going to do some training." he answered back without stopping or turning around.
"Then is it okay if I come with you? I could help!"
"I don't care. Just don't get in my way." was his reply, still not stopping.
Sakura eagerly walked toward the boy, and Naruto could feel himself growing jealous of the attention Sasuke was receiving from their female teammate. "Hey wait!" he called out, but hesitated when he remembered the other day in the hospital. "What about me guys? Mind if I come too?" He liked Sakura, he really did, but something about seeing her and how relieved she was when Sasuke had recovered made him think that if Sakura would be happy with the jerk, despite how much he hated it, he would let it be. He would always like her and hope that she would return his feelings, but he wouldn't try to interfere with her pursuit of Sasuke.
Sakura got annoyed at this. She didn't really hate Naruto anymore like she once foolishly did, they were friends, but that didn't mean she wasn't going to be annoyed at him interrupting time she could be spending alone with Sasuke.
Sasuke however, thought back to the events he had witnessed when Oto and Suna attacked the village. He remembered Naruto's fight with Gaara, and the power he displayed then. "Yeah, you can come too if you want. In fact, I'd prefer it if you did."
Naruto was a bit caught off guard by his response, but otherwise followed behind the other two.
Meanwhile, in the depths of Oto, Orochimaru was screaming in pain. The wounds from his recent battle with his old mentor and the third Hokage oh Konoha, Hiruzen Sarutobi, still causing him great anguish. He and Kabuto had returned not long ago from their failed attempt to convince his old team mate Tsunade to heal his injuries.
"Its a shame that they weren't ready by the time of our invasion of Konoha." Kabuto said as he entered the room with medication to ease his master's pain. "The attack would have gone much differently with those at our disposal. Those weapons are unlike any the ninja world has ever seen."
"At this point, its useless to talk about 'what ifs.' The fact of the matter is that the first one wasn't completed until after the invasion." Orochimaru stated. "Though I would like to know how our progress is going."
"We've already completed a few of the smaller ones, and the larger ones are nearing completion as well. Also, according to the information, the larger ones posses facilties to not only create the materials to repair the smaller ones, but to mass produce them as well."
Orochimaru grinned sinisterly at Kabuto's report of the status of the development of his newest weapon. "And our other research?"
"We've hit a bit of a snag there. We'll need your expertise once you're back to full health to get any further. Genetics isn't really my strong suit."
After he was finished, Kabuto made his way out of the room. Before he walked out of the door, Orochimaru asked one final question. "You did send one of the completed ones to Konoha as I asked, right?"
"Of course, Lord Orochimaru. It should arrive at the village soon." Kabuto responded. "They won't know what hit them after this little demonstration."
As Kakashi made his way through the forest on his mission, he heard something suspicios. He stopped to see if he could here anything else, and heard a loud noise. Deciding to take a look, he went in the direction of where it was coming from. When he found the source, he was shocked by what he found.
What appeared to be a giant face with arms and legs was making its way through the forest. It had horns coming out of the top of its head, and helf a gigantic club in its left hand.
'What the hell is that thing!' he thought, not wanting to speak and alert this thing of his presence. 'With the direction its going in, its obvious its heading for Konoha.' He then made a series of seals with his hands and thrust his hand down onto the tree branch he was on. There was a puff of smoke, and when it cleared there was a small dog there.
The dog instantly took notice of the giant face. "What the heck is that thing Kakashi?" Pakkun wispered to the one who summoned it.
"I don't know, but its on its way to the village." the masked jonin wispered back. "I'm on an important mission, and with the village's current situation, I can't afford to abandon it. Besides, you could get there faster without me. I want you to get to the village and warn them that this thing is coming." The dog nodded, and quickly took off back to the village.
Back at Konoha, Naruto was showing off his newest technique, the Rasengan, to his team mates. "And then I use my Kage Bunshin to control the spinning chakra!" He explained as he demonstrated it to them. "And here it is! The Rasengan, a jutsu invented by the Fourth Hokage, and it makes that Chidori of yours Sasuke look like basic ninjutsu!" he said as he held the sphere of chakra in front for Sasuke and Sakura to see.
"Tch, yeah right." Sasuke said. "You just told us it took the Fourth Hokage a few years to create, and you expect me to believe that you learned something stronger than Chidori in a little over a week?" Sasuke didn't care how strong Naruto had shown to be during his fight with Gaara, but there was no way he was telling the truth right now. He was positive that the blonde was just exagerating the strength of his new jutsu. At least, thats what Sasuke thought...
"Heh, then watch and be amazed Sasuke!" Naruto said as he looked over to the large boulder that nearby. "Go stand on the side of that boulder, and get ready to enjoy the show!" Sasuke and Sakura did as he said, and stood back a bit from the large rock. He ran towards it, and slammed the sphere of spinning chakra into it. Neither of the other members of Team 7 expected the display they of power that they were about to witness. As the jutsu made contact with the boulder, it dug into the stone and created a crater around the hole, then the sphere expanded on the inside and burst though the other side causing a large portion of the back side to explode. Unknown to all three, the drill around Naruto's neck glowed intensly during the whole thing. "Whoooaaa... That looked like it was even stronger than last time..." Naruto mused, as even he was amazed by his newest technique, since this was only the second time he had used it successfully.
The two witnesses were speechless after the display of power their blonde team mate had shown them.
Meanwhile, at the gates of the village, two chunin were on guard at the front. They were Kotetsu Hagane and Izumo Kamizuki. Izumo let out a yawn. It was a boring day, but with what the village had recently went through, the both of them hoped that it would last. It may be boring, but at least it was peaceful. Unfortunately, that would not last much longer.
From down the road, Kotetsu noticed something small approaching fast. "Hey Izumo, somethings coming. Be on your guard, just in case." He told the other guard.
As it got closer, they were able to make out what it was. "Hey, its just one of Kakashi's dogs, Pakkun." Izumo said, relaxing his guard.
"Yeah, but he looks awfully worried about something. I don't like where this is going." Kotetsu said. He then let out a sigh before saying "This definitely isn't the best of times Konoha has seen."
"We've got trouble!" Pakkun shouted to the two chunin guards as he got closer.
"Did something happen to Kakashi?" Izumo asked the dog as he stopped in front of the two to catch his breath.
"No, but something big is heading this way."
"Whats coming?" Kotetsu asked.
"A giant walking face?" Tsunade asked, repeating what had just been told to her.
"I know it sounds crazy; I might even think it was rediculous too if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. But Kakashi would never lie about something like this, especially not at a time like now." Pakkun explained.
"What should we do, Lady Hokage?" Kotetsu asked.
"What you told me may sound crazy, but I trust Kakashi." she said. "And at a time like this, we can't afford to take this lightly. Shizune, you go with these two and inform all the chunin and jonin still present and have them get ready to defend the village against this thing."
"Right!" the three said before leaving the office.
Tsunade sat back in her seat and sighed. 'What a way to begin my time as Hokage. I've only just started, and already the village is under attack.'
Meanwhile, at the training ground, Naruto and Sasuke were getting ready for a fight. After seeing the Rasengan's display of power, Sasuke had decided to challenge Naruto to a fight. Mostly to see just which of them was better, but to also to prove to himself that he was still stronger than the boy who had been dead last in their graduating class. "You're new jutsu may be good, but you're still no match for me."
"Ha. We'll just see about that." Naruto said as he got ready to preform his signature technique, the kage bunshin no jutsu. Just before he was about to preform the jutsu, the three felt the ground shake slightly, and heard a stomping noise. The two things started to grow, with the ground shaking more, and the noise growing louder. "What the heck is going on?"
"Something is coming..." Sakura said, starting to sound worried.
The group then gathered together, and started to tense up as they waited for whatever was coming towards them. The three of them were unprepared for what they were about to see. The trees that had concealed its approach from them were knocked down, and the giant face that Kakashi had discovered earlier was right in front of them.
"The hell is that thing!" Naruto yelled out upon seeing it.
"That thing is huge! What are we going to do!" Sakura shouted out as well.
Sasuke said nothing, but he was just as worried as the other two.
The giant face stopped walking as it saw the three standing in front of it. It looked them over, then started to laugh. "HA HA HA HA! Looks like I've arrived at Konoha!" it said. "This time your pathetic village won't escape the wrath of the Hidden Sound Village! Today is when your village will be destoyed!"
"That thing is with Oto? Then its one of that creep Orochimaru's lackeys." Naruto said. Sakura tensed up, then glanced over at Sasuke, her gaze moving to the Curse Seal on his neck.
The thing then picked up his club and said "I won't let you three runts talk that way about Lord Orochimaru!" It swung the club at the trio, who all jumped in different directions to avoid it.
Sasuke jumped to the side of it and was now standing on a tree branch. he ran through several hand seals as he preformed one of his signature jutsus. 'Katon, Goukakyuu no jutsu!' he said in his head as he shot a fireball from his mouth at the face. It did little damage, and only served to cause the thing to laugh at his efforts.
"HAHAHAHAHA! Did you really think that would work against me?" it said as it swung its club at him again. Sasuke barely dodged the club as it struck where he had been just moments ago. He crashed into the ground, and Sakura rushed to his side.
"Hey you!" Naruto yelled, getting its attention. He bit down on his finger before running through a series of seals. "You may think you're big and tough right now, but lets see how you compare to Gamabunta! Kuchyose no Jutsu!" he said as he slammed his plam into the ground, and a cloud of smoke appeared. Unfortunately for the blonde, the result of his technique was much less than what he had desired. In place of the giant toad he had wanted, a toad that was smaller than even him was there. "Gamakichi! Why can't I ever get your dad when I want him!"
"Huh? Whats going on?" the toad asked as he looked around, noticing the giant face that had shown up. "WOAH! What the hell is that thing!"
The thing found "HAHAHAHAHA! Thats your big trump card? Pathetic!" it said before swinging its club at the boy and toad. The two dodged it, and it swung at them again. Though they avoided, they were knocked right over to where Sasuke and Sakura were. They were all knocked to the ground, and were unable to get up in time as the massive club was swung down on them. Just before it landed on them, the drill around Naruto's neck began to glow. After the club struck the ground, it lifted up, and the three genin and one toad were nowhere to be seen. "That takes care of those brats. Now to get back to what I was doing." It said, assuming it had crushed them, and then continued back on its way to the village.
'Huh? Where am I?' Naruto thought to himself.
The last thing he remembered was the huge club about to crush him and his friends. 'Am I dead?'
"OW!" Naruto was awoken by something hitting his stomach. He sat up quickly, and saw Gamakichi fly off of him.
"Glad to see that woke you up." the toad said.
The blonde then took notice to his suroundings, and saw Sasuke and Sakura lying nearby. As he went to wake them up, he looked around and saw that they were in what looked to be a cave. He looked up and saw a hole in the roof of it.
"We fell in through there." Gamakichi said.
Shortly after, Sasuke and Sakura came to, and looked around. "Where are we?" Sakura asked.
"We fell into some underground cave or something." Naruto said.
"Its pretty dark..." she said, seeing that the only source of light was coming in through the hole in the ceiling.
Sasuke looked up at the hole they had fell through. "It looks like its too high up to get up to it." he said.
"Then we're stuck!" Sakura said. Sasuke stood in silence, not wanting to say they really might be trapped.
Naruto was about to freak out, when something caught his attention. "Hey, I think I heard something." Naruto said.
"What?" the other three present asked. Sure enough, they could hear something as well. "Sounds like... footsteps!" Sakura said, getting hopeful.
Then they saw a light that seemed to be getting closer. "Stay alert. Who ever this is, we don't know if they'll help us." Sasuke said, and the others nodded.
As the person drew near, they saw that it was a man with a torch. He clothes he wore were tattered and dirty, and they could tell that they were very old. He also had a cloak with a hood that concealed his face. When he stopped in front of them, they saw that his hands weren't normal, and had claws on the end of his fingers, almost like an animal. "Who are you? What are you doing here?" he asked them in a rough tone.
"Uh, I'm Naruto. Naruto Uzumaki." Naruto introduced himself, a bit intimidated by the man.
"Right. And how did you three end up here?" he asked again.
"We were fighting against a giant face, with horns and a club, and then the groubd collapsed under under us and we ended up here." Naruto explained
"What! You saw a Gunmen!" the man said, surprised by what he heard.
"Gun-what? You know what that thing is?"
"Yeah, I do. That thing was a Gunmen, basically a big robot that someone goes inside to pilot." the man explained.
"What? How do you know that?"
"A really long time ago, I used to pilot one myself."
"Really? Then do you have one we could use to beat the other one? Its gonna destroy our village if we don't stop it!" Naruto said, sounding hopeful for this man's help.
He shook his head, and said "Sorry, but I don't. I don't even know how this other one you saw is working. Most of the others were left broken, and in a state of disrepair."
"Damn." Naruto said as he looked down. Sakura looked a bit disappointed as well. Sasuke on the other hand, looked over at the man.
"Wait a minute." Sasuke said. "You said 'most' before, what do you mean by 'most were left broken."
The man looked over at the raven haired boy and said "A long time ago, something happened, and after that every Gumen was left too broken to work. All except one."
"Then is that the one thats up there?" Sakura asked.
"No, it couldn't be. That one I was talking about is down here."
"What? But you said that you didn't have another one down here!" Narutoa said, pointing an accusing finger at the man.
"No, I said that I didn't have one that you could use." the man said, sounding annoyed with Naruto. "The only working one down here is special; even though its still in working condition after all this time, it can't be piloted by just anyone, and it requires a special key, which I lost a very long time ago."
"Damn it!" Naruto said. "This is happening so soon after they attacked us before. And after all that trouble me and the old pervert went through to find grandma Tsunade. If only I could do something about it!"
As he went on that rant, something began to glow, and caught the man's eye. "Hey, whats that glowing?" he asked.
"Huh?" Naruto said as he pulled the drill that was around his neck up for all to see. "Oh, its just this. Its a memento from my dad. I just got it today."
As he finished saying that, the man was infront of him in an instant, and grabbed the drill, catching everyone off guard and they tensed up. He stared at the drill for a minute before dropping and walking off. "Hey, you three and the toad. Follow me."
"I want to show you something. Now come on."
As they were walking, the man asked "Hey, blondie. What did you say your name was again?"
"Naruto. Naruto Uzumaki." he replied.
"Right. I'll remember that. And you can call me Viral."
"This is it? This is the only one you have left?" Naruto said, clearly sounding unimpressed. The "Gunmen", as Viral called it, was much smaller than the one from earlier. It looked to be only a bit bigger than Naruto. It was mostly red, with a white face and dome on top of its head, and yellow eyes. "Isn't it a bit, you know... small?"
"Maybe. But at this point, if you were able to, would you use this, the only option left?" Viral said.
"Yeah. If I could use this, I would. If it means saving the village, I don't care how small this thing is."
"Then from now on, its yours."
"Hold on, I thought you said you lost the key." Sakura said.
"You kids are in luck, because I just found it."
"Really? Where is it?" Naruto asked, sounding a bit eager.
"Right there." Viral said as he pointed to the drill around Naruto's neck. "That thing around you neck is called a Core Drill, ands its the key used to activate Lagann."
"Thats what this thing is called. And despite its small size, its one of the best Gunmen there ever was." Viral said. "You know what they say, 'Big things come in small packages.'"
Naruto looked at the machine, then he took the Core Drill off from around his neck and looked at it. It glowed a bit, and the eyes of Lagann glowed a bit in response, and the dome opened. "So you really think I can beat that other Gunmen with this thing?"
"Of course I do. Just who the hell do you think I am?" Viral said as he pulled down his hood, revealing his face. It looked more animal than human, with long hair. He was grinning, razor sharp teeth exposed for all to see. "So, do you think you're up for it?"
"Damn right I do! Just who the hell do you think I am?" Naruto said.
Viral chuckled a bit at that. "I like you, kid. You remind me of some people I knew a long time ago."
Wasting no time after that, Naruto hopped into the open top of Lagann. "Alright then! Sasuke! Sakura! Get in you guys! We have a village to save!" he said to the other two. Doing as he said, the two jumped in as well, sitting just behind him on either side. Gamakichi also got in and sat atop Naruto's head. He then inserted to the Core Drill into a hole that seemed to be resonating with it. As soon as he turned it, the screen where he inserted it glowed to life, and a spiral pattern formed on it from the Core Drill. The machine glowed brightly with a green energy, and Lagann floated off of the ground and flew off towards the hole they had fell in through. As it flew, the group had to hold on tightly to keep from falling out.
"Now go! Pierce through the heavens with your new drill!" Viral yelled out as they flew by.
Meanwhile, back at the village, the remaining ninja in the village did battle with the Gunmen. There wasn't many, other than Shizune, Kotetsu, and Izumo, their numbers consisted of Asuma Sarutobi, Kurenai Yuuhi, Anko Mitarashi, Genma Shiranui, and Ibiki Morino, as well as a few others.
"Damn, how the hell are we supposed to fight this thing! None of our attacks are having any effect, and we're finished if we take a hit from this thing!" Asuma said.
"Just hang in there! We'll just do what we can, and we'll come out on top!" Shizune said, trying to raise everyone's spirits.
"Thats easy for you to say, but what about actually making it happen?" Anko asked.
"What about the Hokage? Not that I'm doubting her, but why isn't she out here as well?" Genma said.
"HAHAHA! Even if your pathetic Hokage came to help, it wouldn't mean a thing! No one can match up to me!" it taunted them, as it swung it club at them.
They all managed to dodge, and threw weapons that did nothing against its armor. "Lady Tsunade still hasn't completely recovered her strength from her fight with Orochimaru the other day. She still needs some time before she has recovered it all." Shizune explained.
"Well that sure is unfortunate for us." Ibiki said. "We'll just have to handle this ourselves. The ninja of Konoha aren't so weak that they can't handle themselves without the Hokage."
"We'll see about that!" it said as it swung its club once again. They all dodged, scattering into different directions.
"Damn... I don't know how long we'll be able to keep up like this if we can't even scratch its armor." Kurenai said.
Asuma scowled. "We need something-" he started, but was cut off by a shouting voice that drew the attention of all who heard it.
"HEY! BASTARD WITH THE 'GUNMEN' OR WHATEVER THEY'RE CALLED!" Everyone, the Gunmen included, looked over in the direction. They could see a green light speeding in their direction.
"What now?" Kotetsu asked out loud.
As the light got closer, the could make out a big face, though much smaller than the one they were fighting, and it looked like something was on top of it. When it got even closer, they could just about make out what was on top of it. "Hey, is that...?" Izomu asked out loud.
"Yeah, I think it is..."
"LOOK OUT, KONOHA! NARUTO UZUMAKI IS HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!"
"Naruto?" Shizune asked, wondering
"What is he doing here?" Kurenai asked. "I thought everyone else in the village had been moved to the shelters already."
"I think the more important question right now is 'what is that thing hes riding in?'" Anko said.
Naruto and his mini-Gunmen landed on top of a nearby building, and the others present could see that he was not alone, Sasuke and Sakura at his sides, with both looking a bit worn out from hanging on to Lagann as it moved at high speed. Gamakichi was also exhausted from hanging on to Naruto's head for dear life. "Na... Naruto? Can you not fly that fast again?" Sakura asked a bit wearily.
"Uh, sorry you guys." he responded. It had been easier for him since he had been mostly inside the machine, unlike the other two who had just sat on the back of it, and hadn't had to hold on to avoid falling off. "Alright you big-faced bastard! I think its time that you left! Or else!"
The Gunmen didn't "HAHAHAHAHAHA! 'Or else' what? You think you can make me? In that little piece of crap? Don't make me laugh! I could crush you and you little toy in no time!"
"We'll see about that! Don't underestimate me, or Lagann!" he said. Instinctively, he reached to where the Core Drill was inserted, and turned it again. The screen lit up as a green light filled out the spiral pattern on it. Right after that, the dome Lagann closed, cramming Sasuke and Sakura inside. On the outside, Lagann's hands transformed into drills, and a third drill protruded from its forehead. "Woah."
"So what if you've got a few drills now? That still won't make a difference!"
"Like I said, we'll see about that!" Naruto said from inside, and the mouth of Lagann mimicked. It then flew forward at the larger Gunmen, yelling out as he advanced.
As the mini-Gunmen got near, the larger one swung at it, knocking it into the ground. As it landed, it wasted no time instriking it a gain. "HAHAHAHAHAHA! What did I tell you! You never stood a chance against me, kid! You shoould have... Huh?" The gloating was stopped as he noticed a sound, followed by cracks forming at the tip of the club. The tip suddenly shattered as Lagann flew up from it, drilling urther into it, destroying it completely. The mini-Gunmen didn't stop its advance there, though, and continued on though the larger one's arm. As the appendage was destroyed, Lagann flew past it, and floated above the machine.
"What was that about not standing a chance?" Naruto asked. "Now whose machine do you think is a piece of crap?"
"No way, thats impossible! Theres no way you should have been able to destroy my club!" the larger one, his confidence disappearing.
"Well impossible isn't a word thats ever been in my dictionary! If breaking that club was impossible, then I guess I just went beyond the impossible!" Lagann then flew down at the other Gunmen, who held up his remaining hand to defend himself. Lagann drilled right through this limb as he had with the first, destroying it as well.
As the mini-Gunmen land on the ground, the larger one then turned around and ran in the opposite direction. Inside its cockpit, the Sound ninja that had been piloting it looked fearful. "How is this possible? How could that little thing have disabled my machine so easily?" he asked himself out loud, panic could be heard in his voice. "I've got to get away!"
Unfortunately for him however, Lagann suddenly flew down in fron of his path. "Where do you think you're going? What happened to all that tough talk? I thought you were going to destroy the village?" The Gunmen tried to run past it, but was unsuccessful as the mini-Gunmen flew right at it, and into it its mouth. The Gunmen stopped in its tracks, and the those present watched on, wondering what was going on inside. Then suddenly, the jaws of the Gunmen shattered as Lagann flew out, the Sound ninja held in one of its hands.
Lagann then flew over to the other ninjas of the village, and its dome opened up, andSakura and Gamakichi stumbled out. Sasuke was a bit more dignified about it, but was still in a hurry to get out. "Land! Sweet, solid land!" Gamakichi praised.
Naruto on the other hand, raised his hands to the sky, and pointed a single finger upwards. He didn't know why, but he just felt compelled to for some reason. "Who the hell do you think I am? My name is Naruto Uzumaki, this village's future Hokage, whose power is so great that it pierces the heavens themselves!" he declared to everyone. 'Don't know where that came from, but I am on a roll! 'Who the hell do you think I am?', huh? I kinda like that.' he thought to himself, remembering what that Viral guy had said.
"Hate to interrupt your victory speech, kid, but I'll take that guy off you hands." Ibiki said as he apprached them, refering to the sound ninja.
"Yeah, sure." Naruto said as he released him from Lagann's hands.
"Thanks." He then tied him up, and handed him to another ninja with him as the two walked away. "By the way, you did good out ther kid."
Naruto grinned at the compliment. He thought the guy was a bit creepy after the chunin exams, but a compliment was a compliment. It always felt good when he was acknowledged by others. He was snapped out of his reverie, by someone else calling out to him.
He looked over to the source to see Shizune, Asuma, Kurenai, and a few of the others who had been fighting the Gunmen coming over to him. He grinned even wider as they got closer.
And theres the first chapter. What do you think? Also for those of you who may ask about pairings, don't bother because I haven't decided yet. But I guarantee it won't be SasuSaku. I despise that pairing. Anyway, please review with your thoughts.