What's up all you peoples out there in Fanfiction land.
Obviously this is not the Naruto Teen Titans cross, but that will be coming out very shortly.
At the end of the last chapter of Uzumaki X, I posted a question that for this story, if I should make Naruto like the Mark Hamill animated Joker, Scarecrow the good corpse looking one, or a good Two-Face like character. I only got six responses and it is a three-way tie. As such, at certain points, I will be making all three, this being the Joker Scenario.
If you're wondering, I am not abandoning my other stories or putting them on hiatus. I am simply having my head filled with some other Ideas and I have to get them out before I can continue writing. As such, I will be adding this story and my Teen Titans cross for now, and then continue to update all my stories until I can't stand holding in my other Ideas. Teen Titans cross will be out shortly, but right now, It's time to put a smile on Naruto's face.
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or any DC characters
Normal Speech: Hello
Normal Thoughts: Hello
Demon or Boss Summon speech: Just get on with it
Demon or Boss Summon thinking: I'll rip your throat out
He didn't know what the building was for. He didn't know why it was there. He just knew that it was there, there was no lock on the door, and he needed a place to hide.
The young boy quickly ran through the building, trying to get away from the group of drunks chasing him, calling for his blood. Sure, he had run into the drunken leader, but it was an accident. This was all in the past, however, this was now, and Naruto needed to get away.
Running into a large room, Naruto noticed dozens of barrels, each filled with a strange green liquid. He didn't have long to wonder what it was however, as he heard the sounds of footsteps getting closer. Jumping behind a group of barrels, Naruto sat, silent, not even daring to breathe.
Suddenly, he heard the sound of men in the room. One of them, whose voice Naruto recognized as the leader of the group, shouted "Fan out and look for the freak. There are no exits in this room, he couldn't have gone anywhere."
After only a minute, Naruto was hoisted into the air by one of the men.
"Hey guys, I found him. He must really not have wanted to get caught; he was even holding his breath" said the one holding him up by the shirt. "What should we do with him?" he asked.
The leader looked thoughtful, and then got an evil smirk. "This place makes chemical weapons and other poisons for Konoha ninja. My guess is that this is the waste products. Just shove him in a barrel and seal it up. The lack of air will kill him, and then, he'll be taken out with the rest of this crap."
That said, Naruto was dropped into one of the barrels and the top was sealed. As the chemicals came in contact with him, they burned through his clothes, before beginning to do the same thing to his skin. Fortunately, he was only submerged in the strange chemical bath for a few minutes before the top was taken out and he was taken out, courtesy of the Dog masked Anbu. That was the last thing he would see, until he woke in the hospital a while later.
"Is he awake yet?" asked the Sandaime Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi. The aged man felt even older as he waited for news on his surrogate grandson.
"He is, though he may never be the same. Whatever that substance was that he was in did more damage than you would think, though I believe it may also have been a reaction between the chemicals, and the Kyuubi's chakra attempting to heal him."
"What happened to him?" asked Sarutobi, still feeling helpless that he couldn't have gotten there sooner to help the boy.
"He has severe nerve damage the likes of which I've never seen before. He also seems leaner, as if his fat has been trimmed off and just his muscle shows. It has affected his looks too, which you will see in a moment" said the doctor, while opening the door to reveal Naruto, though his entire head was wrapped in bandages, so Sarutobi couldn't see what had happened.
Naruto himself was simply sitting there, a table over his bed, playing solitaire with the deck of cards the doctor gave him to play with. It was about all he could do as the only openings in his bandages were eyeholes. He sat there, playing, silently looking at his now pure white hands.
"Naruto" said Sarutobi, getting a nod in response, signifying the boy was listening. "This is entirely my fault. I can never make any of this up to you. But that doesn't mean I don't intend to try. I think it's time you were told just who you are."
At this, the bandaged face snapped toward him, showing he was giving him his undivided attention.
"I am sorry Minato" thought Sarutobi. "Naruto" he said, "You're father was the Yondaime Hokage of Konoha. He died sealing the Kyuubi no Kitsune into you to save the village. Your mother was a beautiful woman named Kushina Uzumaki. Unfortunately, she didn't survive childbirth. Nobody but I, my students Jiraiya the Toad Sannin and Tsunade the Slug Sannin, and your doctor I assigned to you know."
Sarutobi waited for the explosion, the outburst of anger, but nothing could have prepared him for what happened… nothing. Naruto just sat there, silent as the grave, as the doctor prepared to take off his bandages. And once they were off, Sarutobi saw what the doctor meant when he said the chemicals altered his looks. The only similar things to his old self were the trademark whiskers. His hair was now slicked back and a dark green, nearly to the point of black; his skin was totally white, his eyes, that could now be seen more clearly, were slightly yellowed with an almost glowing red pupil.
But the most outstanding new feature was his mouth, which was stretched into an almost impossibly large grin, his lips a dark red. His chin was now pointed slightly and the skin on his body seemed stretched as if it had been shrunk slightly, which the grin seemed to make worse in the facial area.
Naruto was still reeling from the shock of the new information. After all, that little tidbit was more than enough… for now. But then, Naruto started to feel angry. Not at the old man, no, this was coming from the fact that not only did it seem the villagers had an actual reason for hating him, which made it all the worse; they were beating up on the son of their savior. Even as young as he was, Naruto could still comprehend that. It was then that he realized the doctor and the old man Hokage were staring at him.
"Do I have something on my face?" he asked. "Why are you staring at me like that?"
"Maybe you should look for yourself" said the doctor, handing over a hand mirror while Sarutobi buried his face in his hands.
Taking the mirror, Naruto looked in and didn't recognize himself. And as he looked, he became more and more angry. He watched as the grin of his reflection, like his, move into a frown, though it was almost difficult to frown. With a cry of anger, he threw the mirror against the wall, causing it to shatter, and at the same time, threw the deck of cards away.
However, one lone card floated back onto his lap. Picking it up, Naruto looked into the jester-like face of the Joker. Picking up a broken mirror shard, he looked at the similarities between himself and the face on the card. The green jester hat perfectly matched his new color of hair. Both of their skins were ghostly white, and they both wore that same crazy grin.
Seeing this, Naruto lost the will to frown. With this last realization, the last of his fragile child sanity shattered like the broken mirror on the floor. His grin if possible grew even larger.
Sarutobi, head still in his hands suddenly heard something he didn't expect to hear from the boy, especially now. Laughter. It started of softly, but grew in force until it was full blown laughing. And not the playful, child-like laughter one would expect to hear from a five year old child. This was the laugh of someone who had lost their mind completely. Turning to the doctor, who was slightly frightened at Naruto's newfound sense of humor, he said three words only.
"Get me Inoichi!!!"
Two Days Later
"Give me your full report" said Sarutobi to the man in front of him, Inoichi Yamanaka.
"I don't know what to say Lord Hokage. His Psyche seems to have not just broken, but shattered completely. He just sits there laughing like a hyena. However, he seems to be able to block me out of his mind somehow, as I can't seem to get in" replied the Yamanaka clan head.
Suddenly, the door burst open and the two saw the once blonde now green haired boy stroll in. He seemed to have gotten a change of clothing, as he was now wearing of all things purple shinobi sandals, bright green socks, purple pants, a shirt to match his socks, and a pair of purple gloves to match his pants. Though Sarutobi was glad to see Naruto get out of that orange, he didn't exactly think purple and green was an improvement.
"You two wouldn't be talking about me, would you?" stated Naruto, putting emphasis on the word me.
"As a matter of fact, we were" replied Sarutobi. "Care to explain how you managed to get out of the hospital, and into those new clothes?"
Chuckling, Naruto replied "In order, snuck out the window, and nobody seemed to recognize me for some strange reason. Go figure." This caused the other two to look at each other.
"Now, old man, the reason I'm here is to see if your offer to make things up to me was still good" said Naruto.
"Of course, anything, I can never truly make what happened right, but I wish to try" Sarutobi replied.
"Excellent" said Naruto, once again emphasizing words for some reason, "Because I need all these things and I need them now." Taking out a list Naruto handed it to the aged Hokage who read it and seemed surprised.
"You want to be taught the Ninja arts? But at such a young age, it may have harmful effects on your body" said Sarutobi
"Oh yes" replied Naruto, "But think of the fun."
As he was walking out of the room, Naruto heard Sarutobi question one other thing off his list.
"You want a name change?!?! What would you possibly want to be called?" he asked.
However, all he got in response was a playing card thrown his way. Catching it and turning it over, Sarutobi could hear the high-pitched laughter coming from the retreating boy as he was met with the face of the Joker.
New Poll will be up soon on who Naruto should be paired with. The choices are:
You can vote as soon as I get the poll up
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