This is a random idea I came up with. I just wrote the first idea that came to mind and decided to post it.
The God of Death looked down at the honorable man who had given his own life and the essential humanity of his son in exchange for the safety of an ungrateful village. There was a crying newborn at his feet, the most powerful seal ever made already in his stomach.
"MINATO NAMIKAZE!" The death god boomed. "IN HONOR OF YOUR HEROIC ACTIONS TODAY, I OFFER YOU A CHOICE BEFORE OUR BARGAIN IS COMPLETE AND I CLAIM YOUR SOUL."
"And that choice would be?" The fourth hokage asked, surprised. He'd simply expected to be consumed by the almighty being before him.
"I HAVE SEEN THE FATE OF YOUR CHILD SHOULD HE BE LEFT WITHIN THIS VILLAGE. HE WILL BE TORMENTED BECAUSE OF HIS PRISONER, TREATED AS THE DEMON HERSELF. IN TIME, HE WILL BECOME A GREAT HERO AND WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY MOST, ALTHOUGH MANY WILL REFUSE TO ACCEPT HIM AS ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE FOX."
Minato saw flashes of Naruto's life, such as him being beaten by villagers and being alone, as well as visions of an incredibly powerful young hero. "And the alternative?
"ALL OF THE SUMMON LORDS HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN THE CHILD. HE HAS A POWERFUL DESTINY WITH THEM. I CAN BRING HIM TO THEIR WORLD, FOR A TIME. HE WILL BE RETURNED, AS REGARDLESS OF ANY ACTIONS TAKEN, HE IS DESTINED TO BECOME WHAT YOU REFER TO AS SHINOBI."
He saw only a single vision of Naruto this time. His son in an incredible world filled with incredible creatures. "So, what you're offering is to take him to the Summon World until the Genin exams? Wouldn't that be incredibly dangerous?"
"I WILL BESTOW POWER UNTO HIM, IN ORDER TO ENSURE HIS SAFETY. REGARDLESS OF YOUR CHOICE, HE WILL BECOME A NINJA THE LIKES OF WHICH HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN IN THIS WORLD. NOW CHOOSE, MINATO NAMIKAZE. THE TIME OF OUR BARGAIN'S COMPLETION COMES CLOSE."
It wasn't much of a choice. He knew that the death god was incapable of lying, meaning that he couldn't leave Naruto here. Naruto's safety was assured in the other world. Plus, he would be trained by summons, which would be awesome.
"Thank you for your generosity. Please, take Naruto to the safety of the Summon World and watch over him."
"IT WILL BE DONE!" Then, Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage, was consumed by the god of death, who took with him a young boy with a powerful destiny.
Suddenly, space rippled. A young man appeared. His clothing was a simple short-sleeved shirt with a red and gold Kyuubi on the front and a dark orange spiral on the back and pants with dark orange markings on them. He had a golden metal plate, with Kyuubi on it, attached to a band, wrapped around his left arm, the plate covering the top of his left forearm. He also wore a scarlet cloak with a hood. His hair was golden, but his eyes were strange. His right eye was a inverted black triangle with the bottom and left points being replaced with silver triangles. The left eye was blue with a pair of slits, one vertical, one horizontal, that replaced the pupil.
"I still can't that we had to come back to this place." A deep voice said, speaking to the mind of the young man.
"What do you mean by that?" The blonde haired boy asked the voice in his head. Now, usually, having voices in your head is a bad thing, but this case was different. The boy scratched the back of his neck before gathering his chakra.
"I know that I liked being in the Summon World. Didn't you?"
"Yeah, but this is where we're supposed to be, right, Kyuubi?"
"Yeah, I know. Just get on with it. That damn death god couldn't have placed us any closer to the village?" Spoke the voice of the Nine Tailed Fox sealed within the boy.
"Whatever." The boy pressed his hand to the ground. "Summoning Jutsu!" A large eagle appeared.
"Hello, Master Naruto. How can I serve you, milord?"
Naruto shook his head. "You know that you don't have to call me that." He shook his head. "Whatever. Could you take me to the village?"
"Of course, Master Naruto." The eagle began to crouch lower so Naruto could climb on, but the boy simply leapt ten feet into the air, landing gently on the eagle's back. A moment later, the eagle took off, flying towards the village.
The Hokage had been alerted as to the presence of a large eagle approaching the village gates, with a person on its back. He'd hurried to the gates to see the eagle land and a blond haired boy climb off. The boy thanked the eagle, who then vanished with a puff of smoke.
"Who are you?" Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage asked the boy.
"My name is Naruto Uzumaki. My father, Minato Namikaze swore to return me to this village before the ninja graduation exams."
Sarutobi remembered the note he'd found where Minato and Naruto had vanished. "Ah, yes. I was told that you had been training for the past twelve years and would return on this date. I trust that your training was fruitful."
"It was." Naruto confirmed, examining the man who was obviously in charge. Despite his age, he had a great deal of power. "Now, are there lodgings here for me, or do I need to seek out my own? What about food and drink? Do I need to be aware of any conditions in the environment?"
Sarutobi was taken aback. The boy was incredibly to the point. The only things he asked about were the bare basics necessary for survival. "Um… You have your father's estate and the village has plenty of places for you to purchase food. I'll show you to the estate. Please, follow me." Naruto nodded and followed the old man.
The next day
A man with a scarred face spoke to a group of children. "Well, class, this is a bit unorthodox, but we have a new student joining us." He indicated Naruto, who was standing next to him, examining the students.
"But sensei! We can't have someone join us today! We have our exams tomorrow." A girl with pink hair shrieked loudly.
Hearing the girls loud voice, Naruto was reminded of something far different. Instinct taking over, Naruto's chakra poured into his hand. He raised it up and was about to slam it into the ground, when a hand closed around his wrist.
"Naruto! What are you doing?" Iruka shouted.
Naruto shook his head, clearing his mind. "I'm sorry. The pink-haired banshee reminded me of something much more dangerous. I've had to deal with sound based attacks before and that was almost as bad." The class began to crack up while the girl squawked in indignation.
"All right, all right. Class, this is Naruto Uzumaki. You should get to know him, because two of you will be together with him on a team! Naruto, I think that there's a seat by Hinata over there." The girl in question had no one on either side of her, and she radiated coldness.
He walked over and sat down. "Hello, I'm Naruto." The girl ignored him. "Well, that's not very polite."
Later that day, during the lunch break, a boy with black hair walked up to Naruto. "I am Sasuke Uchiha." He seemed to expect some sort of response, but didn't get one. "I challenge you to a spar. Iruka seems to think that you are ready to join us, but I'm not so sure."
Naruto shook his head. He'd half-expected this. He stood up from where he'd been leaning against a tree and looked at the boy. "All right. What're the rules?"
"No Ninjutsu or Genjutsu. Weapons are allowed."
"Fine." Naruto nodded. "Let's get this over with."
Sasuke swung his fist at Naruto, who easily avoided the blow. Naruto slammed his fist into Sasuke's side, sending him flying. The boy pulled out a training kunai and hurled it at Naruto. Naruto blocked the point with his palm and let it fall to the ground. Naruto dashed towards Sasuke, who could barely see the boy. Naruto slammed his fist into the boy's back and simultaneously drove his knee into the boy's stomach. Sasuke fell to the ground, wheezing. Naruto just shook his head and walked away.
Behind him, Sasuke rose to his feet and began making handsigns. "Fire Style! Fireball Jutsu!" He shouted, a fireball exploding towards Naruto. Naruto sighed and punched the fireball, his fist glowing with chakra. It reversed direction and slammed into Sasuke, who fell over, burining.
"If you're going to set rules, don't break them."
The rest of the day passed without much incident, although the Uchiha's fangirls seemed to hate him for some reason, while everyone else seemed to congratulate him. Naruto was confused, because the Uchiha obviously wasn't the Boss here. He'd never seen anything like this reaction, outside of when he'd finally managed to beat one of the Bosses.
The next day's exam had been incredibly easy, and he'd been given the top score in the class. The one of the jutsus had been annoying, because of Naruto's vastly oversized Chakra reserves, but Naruto had mastered chakra control ages ago. He'd been given a headband, and decided to wrap it around his right arm, so that the metal plate was on his forearm, opposite the Kyuubi plate.
"I'm going to announce the teams now…"
Naruto was bored out of his mind. Even listening to Manda when he was in the middle of one of his long, nonsensical murderous rants was better than this thing called school.
"Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno, and Sasuke Uchiha on Team 7 with Hatake Kakashi as their Jonin sensei." Naruto seriously contemplated summoning Kyuubi and letting her loose. At least it would be better then being with the ass and the banshee. He groaned as he slammed his head into the table.
Two and a half hours later, the one called Kakashi appeared in the doorway. The man's eyes widened as he looked at Naruto. "Meet me on the roof." He said, cutting off the banshee's screech of "YOU'RE LATE!". He vanished in a puff of smoke. Naruto followed suit, vanishing with a flash of red light, leaving the two behind.
"So, you're Naruto." Kakashi said while they waited.
"Yes. You are Hatake Kakashi, signer of the hound contract and wielder of the Sharingan." Naruto said.
Kakashi was surprised, both that Naruto knew both facts, and the order he gave them. Most people would state the Sharingan first, since he was known as Sharingan Kakashi.
"How did you get up here?" Kakashi asked.
"Self-summoning." Naruto explained. "I knew where I was going, and I've seen it, so I can go there."
Kakashi was dumbfounded. "That sounds too good to be true."
Naruto shrugged. "It wouldn't work for anyone else." He indicated his right eye.
"Oh. Where have you been the past twelve years?"
"What you call the Summon Realm."
Kakashi nearly shit himself. "That's… Isn't that supposed to be one of the most dangerous places, anywhere?"
Naruto rolled his eyes. "Of course it is. That's why I lived there. Odds are I could fight you to a standstill, without a large summon."
"Right." Kakashi said, humoring the boy.
Kakashi was annoyed. After the other two had showed up, he'd had them introduce themselves. Naruto had basically stated that he liked his summons disliked people who judged others, and wanted to be greater than the Fourth Hokage. Sasuke was an obsessed avenger and Sakura was a banshee fangirl.
He rubbed his head. Naruto may be a spitting image of his father, but he could be annoying. A time triggered summon to bring a baby elephant onto his head? Then the stupid thing had vanished with a cackle before he could beat it to death. It may be small, but it still hurt like hell. He sighed. It wasn't like he could go back to sleep. He might as well head to the Memorial Stone before meeting up with the kids.
"HE'S LATE!!!" The banshee shrieked again. Getting annoyed, Naruto made a few handsigns and looked into her eyes. He shuddered, but the girl was finally silenced, although she was now crying, because she believed she lost her voice.
Thank god! I thought she'd never shut up! Kyuubi said to Naruto
About thirty minutes later, Kakashi finally showed up and explained the bell test. Sasuke and Sakura, who had cried until Kakashi had dispelled the Genjutsu Naruto had cast, vanished into the forest. Naruto followed Sasuke.
"Hey, Asshole! We're supposed to work together to get the bells!"
"I don't need help." He said, running off. Naruto was annoyed, especially when Sakura refused because Sasuke had refused. He went off to find Kakashi.
"I know that I'm supposed to run away, but I'd like to see how I can do against you. The goal of his test is supposed to be teamwork, but when I asked the other two to help, they refused."
"Well, at least one of you gets it." Kakashi shook his head. "All right, show me what you've got."
Naruto slammed his hand to the ground, calling out a wolf, who leapt at Kakashi. Kakashi stabbed it with a kunai, making it dispel. Naruto made a motion like he was throwing something at Kakashi, calling a metal-armored hawk, which attacked Kakashi. He was forced to dodge before kicking the bird away. He made a few handsigns and sank into the earth.
Naruto summoned a mole, who chased Kakashi out of the ground. Then, Kakashi lunged at Naruto, who made a few handsigns.
"Water Style! Water Bullet Jutsu!" He spat spheres of water at Kakashi, who countered with a wall of earth. Naruto threw his hand out at Kakashi again, this time throwing some snakes. Kakashi was bound by the snakes, but escaped using substitution, vanishing into the trees.
"You're doing well, Naruto!" Kakashi shouted, breathing heavily in the trees.
"Hey, Kakashi! Missing something?" Kakashi heard a tinkling sound and watched in horror as Sasuke leapt out of the trees, a fireball speeding towards Naruto.
"Oh, you absolute bastard." Naruto spat as Sasuke charged at him. He pressed his hand to his right palm and pulled back, like he was ripping something from it. An incredible sword was in his hand. The blade was some sort of transparent crystal, with an ornate gold handle that displayed all of the summons. The pommel was a demon and an angel, holding a rainbow gemstone. Naruto cut through the fireball with a single slash, the blade sucking the fireball into it. The transparent blade showed fires burning inside of it now. He impaled Sasuke's left shoulder, The fire instantly cauterizing the wound.
"HOW DARE YOU HURT SASUKE!" Sakura shrieked, throwing kunai at Naruto, who blocked them all. He pressed a hand to the ground and a slug fell on her, covering her with a slime that instantly hardened.
"Kakashi, I cannot be on this team. I apologize, but I am unable to work with others who are willing to attack their allies to complete their goals for a TRAINING exercize." He vanished with a flash.
"I am disgusted with the two of you." Kakashi informed Sasuke and Sakura, who were stunned. "I refuse to be your sensei."
Well, I know it's moving a bit fast, but I wanted to get past the beginning.
Naruto may be overpowered, but he does have a reason for his strength. Don't worry about all of the enemies being easy kills. Remember that Kakashi fought him to a standstill, without really getting serious. Of course, Naruto didn't really get serious either.
Does anyone have ideas for summons or names? I'm no good at them. Also, what Jutsus should the Bosses have taught him?
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