I have been swamped with school work. In fact, I have school work left to do. But I cannot in good conscious re-read my last chapter and leave my readers hanging. SO, Here I am readers…. Signed sealed delivered I'm yours. This chapter will be FULLY NARUTO CENTRIC. Rejoice! We begin the academy, and see some new skills from Naruto, his friends, rivals, and his attitude toward life. If I am really feeling it, I will also update The Fox Gets Petted. A lot of people want to know what's good with that… and everything is good with that. What's not good is the flame I received in another of my stories. I don't know whether to be humble and thank him for showing me something brand new, or be sarcastic and cut on him viciously with no remorse, threatening to track him down and beat him to death with a rubber chicken in front of his sweet grandmother. But that's not me.
UPDATE: SEMESTER OVER. NOW I CAN GO CRAZY! MORE STORY UPDATES NOW. NO SCHOOL UNTIL MARCH 2012!
My imagination runs wild.
Also, I am about to work on this new idea, I really think I told you about it. But I probably did not, It is my first time travel fic. And an Avatar: The Last Air Bender crossover... That is all I will tell you. When I write, you will know.
Know that my story to check out is: 'Newfound Memories' by Lightening Hunter. CHECK. IT. OUT. It is amazingly brilliant. It's basically a story in which Naruto has sudden memories of a previous …Kage. Don't want to ruin the surprise. So. There it is folks! My recommendation ( Of course, I would say Kiiam's 'New Life, Second Chance, and ALL of Kenchi 618's fics, but you already know how good that man is… If you read my fic, you should definitely invest in those two.)
Enough rambling though.
I do not own Naruto. Toooooo much drawing and planning. It would be over by now to be honest If I owned Naruto.
Waking up. Naruto instantly deducted two things.
It was the first day at the REAL academy
He had not seen any of his old classmates in four years.
Simply imagining how amazing and how scary his first day would be, Naruto got up and headed to the bathroom to prepare for his first day at the brand new curriculum in Konoha.
Half an hour later, a fully washed and fresh Naruto exited his bathroom wearing simple civilian gear, tan cargo shorts, navy blue t shirt, Uzumaki spiral in the front, and blue standard ninja shoes, with a messenger bag full of the necessary books and items he would need. Naruto figured, none of the other students knew about scrolls yet, and he was trying to fit in, so a regular bag would not grab attention. Heading to the kitchen for some food to wait for his mother, Naruto heard the sounds of the fridge being opened and a nice sounding voice humming an unknown song. Remembering that he had guest, Naruto composed himself before making his way to the kitchen counter.
"Good Morning," Naruto said as he entered the kitchen.
Yugito turned around slowly, her hair moving in slow motion to Naruto, and those dark eyes that captivated him shined under the light again before a small, nervous smile appeared.
"Morning," Replied Yugito.
Naruto said nothing, simply looking at her blankly before walking up to her and closing the kitchen door, confusing Yugito. But nothing could prepare her for the next action.
Naruto hugged her, putting his head on her right shoulder and whispering in her ear.
"There is nothing to worry about Yugito. I know you are scared of being in Konoha by yourself, being away from the ones that cherished and cared about you, facing the negative glares, stares and whispers people will throw your way, but you will belong. You will find your niche in Konoha, I accept you, I understand the circumstances in which you are put under, and it IS unfair, that you have to be treated as a mere pawn, a tool, a trophy because of some foolish sealing and situation you had nothing to do with. But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a reason. You are here with us, in the Uzumaki/Senju clan house because you BELONG here. You are in my arms, because you BELONG here. I will be by your side through it all. There is no need to worry about the future. Live with me for today Yugito-chan… in fact…"
Naruto removed himself from Yugito's arms and wiped away the tears that had begun to stroll down her cheeks.
"You are now Yugito-hime, for I will treat you like the princess you are,"
Naruto smiled as she giggled despite her running emotions.
"Maybe I can be your prince one day, but as soon as I get back from school, I will show you around Konoha…well…actually, we'll be learning Konoha together, I've been away for the past four years so I do not know how much has changed. But that is a promise. You are my princess. I in return, simply ask for your friendship and trust, and I will NEVER break it…"
At this point, Naruto held out his pinkie.
Yugito sniffled before wiping her eyes, she was a GENIN! Kunoichi do NOT cry, who was this boy to produce such strong emotions within her then make her feel like she can take on the world.
Locking pinkies together, Yugito nodded her head and replied her affirmation.
Years down the line, the two would look back on this day and understand how monumental the simple promise was.
A half-awake Kushina came down to find two laughing kids eating breakfast together, dishes washed and a plate waiting for her on the side.
"So then, I get up out of my seat, and it pushes Kiba into Sasuke, and they kiss!"
Yugito shrieked in laughter as Naruto told her stories upon stories of his training, and his encounters as a kid before he went on vacation.
"I see you two are getting to know each other better?" Kushina said as she grabbed her chopsticks to eat her breakfast.
"Naruto has some rather crazy adventures. Is it true that he used to wear an orange jumpsuit for a whole year and wouldn't change from it?" Asked Yugito, making Naruto and Kushina both shudder.
"Yeah, let's not talk about that… I was still young and obsessed with Orange. Now, I accept my addiction to… ramen," At this, Naruto's mouth began salivating and his eyes went wide and his pupils became ramen bowl sized.
Snapping her fingers in front of his eyes to get him to focus, Kushina shook her head.
"Ok, so this is the agenda you two. I'm going to take Yugito to the tower, and then I will take you to the first day of school. Ironically, it is my first day back as a ninja, so we all will have a first day it seems.
Naruto nodded his head in agreement.
"Sounds like a plan,"
Yugito simply nodded her head in agreement.
"Alright! Let's go! Dattebane!"
"Yes! Finally, my first day of school in four years, I'm going to fit in perfectly Dattebayo!"
Yugito sweat dropped.
'They are definitely mother and son,'
(Konoha Academy-One hour later)
The door knocked half way throughout the lesson suddenly as Iruka, who was actually beginning his first year as an academy teacher, was about to begin roll call.
"Enter," Said Iruka.
The door opened to reveal a very serious faced woman with long red hair wearing black Capri pants and ninja shoes with an orange shirt and Jounin vest. Behind her, drug by his shirt, was a blonde boy with red streaks in his hair wearing a navy blue shirt and tan cargo shorts with a messenger bag and navy blue ninja shoes and a pout on his face.
"Sorry we're late. This brat over here decided to try and prank the Hokage..." said Kushina…before smirking.
"Without me… what kind of brat are you?" she said as she ruffled his hair, to which Naruto smacked her hand away.
The class was shocked. He would dare try to prank a Kage? Who was this boy?
"Not in front of the class…" said Naruto as he blushed.
"Hn, I'll let you slide gaki. Be good. I have a meeting to get to, I'll see you later," said Kushina before kissing him on the cheek and disappearing in a swirl of water, smile on her face.
"OH COME ON! NOT THE KISS OF DEATH! NOOOOOOO! MY PRETTY FACE! GET IT OFF GET IT OFF GET…" Naruto stopped his rant and running around in circles, to remember he was in the middle of the classroom and everyone was looking at him.
"Uhm… why don't you introduce yourself to the classroom Naruto-san," Said Iruka, sweat dropping at the boys antics.
"You got it sensei. Yo, the name is Naruto Uzumaki, I'm the smoothest, handsomest boy you have ever seen, I'm strong because I train a lot I'm smart because I study a lot, and if you want to get to know me, just ask...but, if you're a female…" Naruto smiled a charming smile that brought blushes to some faces.
"I'll take you out on a date. I like ramen, Dango and long and meaningful walks on the beach. My goal is among becoming Hokage of this village, to defeat the Seven Swordsman of Kiri in battle and be better than my mother and make my father proud. Finally I want to…" Naruto froze as he laid eyes on the most beautiful of things in his whole entire life.
Her midnight, dark blue hair twisted up in those short braids… they reminded him of nights outside camping and training, her eyes were like the stars… her skin looked radiant under the light… her lips looked like peaches, so smooth and moist… her posture, ready to fight…ready to strike… amazing… she was everything he wanted in a girl.
Strong, stunning and serious, the killer triple "S" that Jiraiya told him to look for in a Kunoichi.
Nobody truly can say that they witnessed Naruto physically move in front of her nor did they see the rose that appeared in his hands…
He smiled a charming smile and placed the rose behind her ear. He knew exactly who she was… he had heard of her tragic story… he knew how she was, what she believed… but he resolved to change her one day.
"My name is Uzumaki Naruto… and I want to make you my wife…"
(Outside classroom door)
Kushina smacked her hand towards her face with the quickest of velocity.
"I tell him keep it down and FIRST thing he does is speak to her, what a brat. I hope he knows what he's doing. I'm going to kill Jiraiya," Kushina whispered to herself as she finally left to her ANBU meeting.
(Academy- 2nd period)
After the awkward moment in which Iruka tried to get the class back under his control, and get Naruto away from Hinata, Iruka. Finally succeeded, he began discussing the curriculum, which was about the history of the Hokage. Naruto then made his way around the classroom, spotting some of his old friends, and new faces before making eye contact with the one person he forgot would be there.
Sasuke Uchiha. With an all black ensemble. Staring directly at him, and just like that, it was as if Naruto never left as Sasuke raised an eye brown, meaning: "What was that about?"
Naruto shrugged, answering: "First day back, so I figured why not," Sasuke stared and finally nodded before lifting up to hands and imitating them fighting before putting up four fingers and then writing an imaginary whirlpool in the air. Naruto smiled and nodded.
Little did the two know, or not remember, they had taught Hinata how to read their random gestures.
The 2nd period teacher, Maito Gai, entered to begin with Taijutsu training.
It seemed that the entire school was redone, as the closet door actually led to an underground training field with a waterfall, a dojo floor and mats for the students to sit on. It seemed the group was not the only one there as the upperclassmen were also seated and ready to go.
"YOSH! My youthful students! Today we will be watching the matches of the upperclassmen, as well as having a sparring tournament of our own. To make things fair. The winner of this class, both male and female representatives, will spar with the winner of the upperclassmen. If we win, we will train harder, and if you lose, we will train until you can beat the upperclassmen by the end of the year, and if you can't do it at the end of the year, I will climb the Hokage monument on my hands, and if I cannot do that, I will…
"I think, they get the picture Gai-san," said Kabuto, who was the medic on scene for the spars.
"So, let us set up a bracket, and get this thing going, so for now, you guys sit back, relax and enjoy the show,"
( One Hour Later)
Naruto cringed as another upperclassmen got send crashing into the ground from the palm strike sent by the Main branch clan prodigy, Neji. The boy was just as cocky as he heard from Jiraiya, as he had not moved from the position he started in.
That was four fighters ago.
Needless to say, the boy most likely would win the entire thing.
"Alright, let's get some more youthful first year spars going on! Last one, Uchiha Sasuke vs. Uzumaki Naruto.
So far, it seemed like Naruto had a lot of work to do if he was to be helping this year's graduating class. The only taijutsu eligible kid besides himself, Sasuke and Hinata, and surprisingly Shino, was Kiba, whose style was just as wild as his clan. No formation, no tactic, simply rough and uncut brutality.
It was actually kind of cool. But he needed more. But the number one hardest person he would have to work on, was Haruno Sakura. She had no taijutsu form, no special traits. Meaning she had the most potential in the class. Not to mention she was kind of shy, and if it wasn't for her friend Ino, she probably never would have broken out of that shell. Nothing he couldn't work on. From what he researched on, she seemed to have spurts of random brutality and powerful hits, if the action after what Kiba said to her, was anything to go by.
But enough with that, time to show off a bit, and draw some attention to him.
It was time to do a bit of acting.
Sasuke sighed and smirked. Finally a challenge to get his blood flowing. Kiba was decent, but he had a harder time fighting a training dummy strapped with electric explosives that would shock you paralyzed if you did not hit the vital parts, thanks to Itachi, he was in a coma for a week after that.
But he learned his lesson.
Getting into a basic stance, his left hand stretched out and palms facing down, with his right hand in front of him with his fist out, Sasuke was ready for anything.
So when Naruto walked up to him, and kicked him in the nads, Sasuke was definitely prepared for the kick right back to Naruto, leaving the two in a good amount of pain, and humiliation.
Yeap, it was good to have his friend back.
Picking themselves back up after a while, the two turned all humor into awe as they got into the bout with focused aggression.
After all, being trained by one Jounin and one Anbu captain, and one Anbu Captain, a Sannin, a Jounin and a Chunin, respectively, would show you to never underestimate another person.
Naruto sent a round house kick, catching Sasuke in the chest and neck, making him bend forward in pain, only to catch a knee to the face and an elbow to the nose before getting choked and picked up, slammed into the ground and kicked in the ribs three times, before Sasuke grabbed the leg the fourth time, twisted it swiftly, bringing Naruto onto the floor, before Sasuke flailed his fist into Naruto's face five times with harsh swiftness and then bringing his arm around his back, nearly breaking it, while pounding Naruto's face into the sand.
The both of them were holding back and settling for western style fighting, otherwise known as wrestling. Kabuto and Gai both knew this to be fact, they could tell by the hesitance to move naturally to the other's aggression. It was seen in the tightening of the muscles with each movement. They were definitely straining not to let go of their true styles, but the control was astounding. Especially at such a young age.
Naruto finally got out of it by flipping over Sasuke and catapulting the Uchiha onto his back before straddling over him and unleashing a barrage of hits while Sasuke put his arms over his head to protect himself from the weight of the hits and numerous swings, avoiding losing consciousness. Sasuke suddenly snapped up and delivered a powerful straight fist into Naruto's face, making him slide to the other side of the dojo.
By now everyone stopped talking and sparring to watch the epic fight. Naruto and Sasuke staggered to their feet before grinning viciously, Sasuke taking his shirt off, revealing a navy tank top with the clan logo in huge view on the back. Naruto too removed his shirt, revealing his tiny frame and lithe, atlethic form, making girls blush all over the place.
Hinata merely stared at Naruto's body and his body only, a very small red tint appearing over her face as she whispered 'impressive'
"Show me your growth, Naruto…" Said Sasuke, as he got into a different stance, shifting his left leg forward and bending his knees, he then put his hands up, fist tight and adjacent to each other, closed in, his elbows touching his sides, bouncing lightly on his feet, Sasuke jabbed and hooked with his fist to show his boxing style.
Naruto simply smirked and mirrored the same stance, except his fist were facing Sasuke and over his nose, looking as if he would do a peek-a-boo game.
"You too. Show me what ya got,"
Kushina and Itachi stared at the ball the Hokage had in his hand as he got up and placed it into the window…
Which melted and spread out, showing a full screen view of the academy fights, which showed the Naruto and Sasuke spar.
"You might want to watch this, as it will give you all an idea of who you would want to work on in a few years.
Kakashi, Asuma, Anko, Kurenai, and the many Jounin in the room all nodded their heads and set to watch the battle, and the battles to come.
Jiraiya stared ahead while placing a five dollar bill in Orochimaru's hand.
"Five on Naruto,"
Orochimaru smirked as a firm ten dollar bill was also placed on his hand. Shushi nodded his head.
"Ten on Sasuke,"
A twenty bill was followed as Tsunade smirked.
( Academy Dojo)
Foot to foot, Naruto and Sasuke began swinging, jabbing, upper cutting, hooking, crossing, and straight punching with their fist, simply moving their hips to dodge or enhance the power behind the hits, the two bare knuckled up for five minutes, even at one point taking blows back to back before staggering a bit, disheveled and bleeding all over before the two made a circle with their foot, surrounding each other and began fighting within the confines of that circle.
Naruto dodged a straight before countering with a huge uppercut with his right fist, dodged by Sasuke who felt the wind blow his hair back, the opportunity showed itself as Sasuke caught Naruto in the ribs, and capitalized with a jab to the face twice then a follow up haymaker to the jaw, making Naruto spin.
But not before leaving Sasuke flying with a powerful left cross to the jaw as well.
Making them fly out of the circle and crash to the ground at the same time.
"DRAW!" Yelled Gai as he put both hands in the air.
Naruto popped his jaw back in place before shaking the cobwebs out of his head and getting up, stretching and retrieving his shirt, his scars and bruises were clearing up as he made his way to the wall to sit down, Sasuke next to him doing the same after Kabuto healed him up a bit.
"You know you could have countered that punch right?" Naruto said.
"Yeah, but my mother told me not to give too much ability out at the moment. Just enough," Sasuke replied.
"Hmm… my mom said the same thing… I don't think we listened," Said Naruto.
"… You have a point. Such is life," Sasuke replied as the two sat down and sighed.
After a while, a huge shadow came over the two. Looking up, Sasuke paled as all of the women from the class were over them, looking at him and Naruto with hearts in their eyes.
"Well, Sasuke. I wish you luck in your future endeavors, usually I would take the heat for this one, but I have another agenda to take care of. Godspeed my brother," said Naruto.
Who had somehow replaced himself with another girl who was looking at him and drooling.
The girls squealed and jumped at him, attempting to hug him to death.
Naruto merely whistled as Sasuke shouted harmful threats to him while the teacher tried to pry the girls off of the Uchiha clan member.
Stopping in front of a girl who was crying to herself by a tree, Naruto bend down and simply stared at her.
"Go away…" the girl said.
"No," Naruto replied.
The girl looked up at him and glared at him with her brown eyes before looking at him shocked.
Said boy smiled before grabbing her hand.
"Let's get out of here,"
Naruto pushed the girl on a swing set back and forth, smiling at the giggling girl.
"How have you been?" He said as he pushed her higher and higher at a steady rate, knowing this would cheer her up.
"I lost my fight horribly. I couldn't use any of the weapons I had, they said it was just taijutsu, and I have not been as good as I should be when it comes to taijutsu," said the girl, who wore green pants with blue ninja shoes and a pink Chinese designed gi, her hair was wrapped in two buns, making her look like a panda bear.
"Well Tenten, you've been using those weapons since the day I met you, I would expect you to be able to use your hands, which are considered weapons, just as you could with your kunai, what really happened?" Asked Naruto.
Tenten was silent for a while, the only sounds being the creaking of the swings before she sighed.
" I was fighting Neji."
Naruto nodded in understanding, the boy was good, he would give him that, except he had a few flaws that could be exploited.
"It was not the loss that hurt. It was what he said after that made me so mad," Said Tenten as she gripped the chains harder, until her hands turned red, to which Naruto saw and wondered what he said.
"A weakling could never hope to beat the powerful, and an orphan could never beat a clan member.
Tenten jerked as Naruto grabbed the swing itself and growled, bringing a bit of fear into Tenten's heart, until she seen it wasn't at her, but for her.
"Tenten, you listen to me and you listen well. Our Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, was the greatest warrior that ever lived. He was an orphan. Jiraiya, as far as I know, the Toad Sannin does not have a last name, nor any family. Same applies to Orochimaru. Anko Mitarashi, apprentice to Orochimaru. Orphan. So do not, ever, let some bigot self-delusional petulant child with foolish beliefs and a weak vision such as that brat, tell you what you can achieve, and you tell me if he ever says something as idiotic as that again, I will rip his eyes out and force feed them to him. Do you understand me?" Naruto said calmly.
Tenten stared wide eyed at Naruto. Her best friend. Since when did he become so passionate? She smiled after a smile and nodded before hugging him.
"I understand. Thank you Naru-kun,"
"And never use that nickname in public," Said Naruto with a smile.
"And what if I do… little wittle Naru-kun?" Teased Tenten?
A gleam appeared in Naruto's eyes.
"Panda-chan… are you sure you want to play this game?"
Naruto smirked brightly.
"Glad we can have this talk. Now let's get back to class, before the teachers think we left and began making out in the back of the training grounds… unless…"
Tenten hit his arm with a blush on her face.
"I am not a pervert… I'm a growing young man with great taste in beauty, such as yourself and your lightly honey brown eyes, your beautiful brown hair, or the way you smile, and you tilt you head to the side. It makes me bubble inside with emotion. If you keep it up, you'll be my first girlfriend by graduation," Said Naruto smoothly as he put his arm around Tenten and led her towards the training ground.
"Naruto…" whispered a heavily bluhsing Tenten who was shocked and speechless.
Naruto smiled inwardly.
'Good thing I stuck with learning poetry,'
Whistling a tune while heading to the gates, Naruto stopped walking suddenly as he sighted a Kushina with her arms crossed standing next to a Yugito with a remorseful look on her face as she looked at him. Gulping inwardly and steeling himself for what was to come, Naruto made his way up to the two woman in his life.
"Hi," Said Naruto.
"Hi," whispered Yugito. Kushina merely stared at her son before finally smirking.
If anyone had seen the smirk they would think she was proud and happy at the achievement her son had made on his first day back from school.
But Naruto knew better.
"Well, sonny, we will have to be having a nice little training session on self-control once we get home. But that can wait, let us explore this great big village shall we," Said Kushina as she turned around and walked off, planning the many methods to teach Naruto self-control.
Naruto sweat dropped massively before closing his eyes and accepting his fate.
"If I die Yugito, don't forget about me in the afterlife," Said the boy, a dark cloud over his head, raindrops messing his hair up.
"Suuuuuuure," Yugito said slowly before walking faster to catch up with Kushina,"
(Next Week Saturday- Senju/Uzumaki Clan house backyard)
Naruto lay dirtied and exhausted on the field as Kushina and Yugito watched him spar with Tsunade, who was relatively fresh as Naruto could not get into an inch in the same area as her before getting pelted with stones, dirtballs or her finger.
"Now, besides hundreds of weights holding you down and not using your brain, why do you think you have not touched me yet?" Tsunade said from her position on the field.
Naruto tried to think of reasons why. She was extremely experienced in field layout, so she would know in what ways he could get to her. Despite her age, she was rather fast with her movement, even if it did not explain the reason why as she was in the same spot when they…began…
"Genjutsu?" asked Naruto.
"A rather subtle Genjutsu that effects your perception the moment you come within inches of me. You were so focused on trying to hit me, that when you came close to hitting me, you never noticed the distorted vision you were getting until it was too late. Genjutsu is the greatest downfall any Shinobi or Kunoichi can get caught in. As such, today's training will be on chakra control, again. This time, you will be solely focused on acknowledging Genjutsu, dispelling it, and then you will learn to create Genjutsu, as every Shinobi should have some in their repertoire." Tsunade finished her lecture mode and looked at Naruto to see if he understood.
Naruto nodded. He had focused on Genjutsu in the chamber, but this was one of his worst skills as a Shinobi. So it in turn would be the one he would focus on the most.
"So, you are going to use your chakra to walk on mud with fifty pounds of rock on your back. This will strengthen you while teaching you control," said Tsunade as she channeled chakra to her hands.
As Naruto was about to ask about the non-existant pit, Tsunade smashed her fist into the ground once more, lifting up the ground. Continuing until she was not seen, dirt and grass was upturned as her shovel-hands kept digging. Finally reaching the bottom she jumped out.
"Water release: Hydro Cannon"
"Earth release: Swamp of the Underworld"
The pit instantly began to get filled with mud as Kushina's and Tsunade's technique filled the hole up. Lifting a stone and grabbing a rope from…. Naruto had no idea where, Tsunade made her way over to the sweating Naruto.
"You'll be fine. This is nothing compared to the training we got when we were your age," Tsunade said.
Naruto stared blankly at Tsunade.
"Have you been trying to focus on chakra control while on a tightrope above a pit of snakes with random Kunai being tossed at you, two hundred pounds of weights on your body and ten seconds on a clock to get to the other side and if you failed fifty pounds would be added and you had to do it again?"
Tsunade nervously chuckled.
(Second Week – Monday- Academy)
Naruto had finally concocted a plan to strengthen each classmate by the end of the semester.
Each clan member would be enhanced one way or another.
And today was the day.
Making his way up to Sasuke, Naruto sat down and put his feet up.
Sasuke looked at him.
"After school at your clan house,"
"Taijutsu, Genjutsu and Ninjutsu." Sasuke replied.
"Yes, I need to get my Genjutsu skills up anyway," Said Naruto.
Sasuke said nothing.
"Deal," He replied.
Naruto nodded and got up, just as a fan girl sat down and Sasuke changed into the unemotional robot he had resolved to become in the academy to ward off anymore advances. Besides, somebody had to be the emo of the class, and Shikamaru was too lazy to do it.
Naruto simply passed by Hinata and sat next to Ino.
Hinata said nothing, merely staring at the front of the class before wondering how did he get another flower in her hair without her seeing it.
Her Byakugan was on the minute he entered the room!
Naruto sat next to the Yamanaka clan head, who was staring at Sasuke in bliss.
Clearing his throat, Naruto got her attention and smiled grabbing her hands.
"Ino, let me keep things real and serious. I know you want my friend. But my friend desires a strong female in his life. Someone that could destroy him in a fight. You, are the perfect candidate by far for this task. As such, I am willing to strike a deal with you," Said Naruto.
Ino was all ears from there.
"I suggest this, you date me. This will make him jealous, in turn putting attention on you. Meanwhile, me and you train everyday secretly after school to get stronger, then one day, you beat me in battle. I break up with you, making Sasuke see you are a strong and formidable opponent, and a single and formidable opponent. This also provides the benefit of learning what grinds Sasuke gears as you would always be around him as I am always around him. Finally, your clan would see your skill level increasing drastically, and it would get your parents off of your back, as I am sure they would no longer bother you about neglecting your studies to go and stalk Sasuke afterschool. So what do you say?"
Ino analyzed every single fact in that statement and could not disagree with the logic. Not to mention, Naruto was kind of cute to her, so why not have a strong and charismatic boyfriend for now until she really moved on to her choice of a real man.
Ino smiled cutely.
"You have a deal Naruto-kun," Said Ino as she shook his hand.
Naruto smiled, inwardly though he was laughing evilly.
'Two members down, six remaining.'
Sasuke hobbled in that Monday in crutches and bandages covering his head. The fight with Naruto was more of a utter thrashing on both sides. The two got carried away and almost killed each other.
Or… maybe it was fair to say Naruto almost killed him. If he did not achieve the Sharingan at that moment, it was safe to say he would be dead.
He definitely had thanked Naruto before the two passed out from chakra depletion, which was saying a lot as Naruto was a literal powerhouse for chakra, but when you weaved triple Genjutsu after Genjutsu, you would waste chakra making and dispelling it too.
Sasuke made his way to his seat only to stop and raise an eyebrow.
There was Naruto flirting with Ino, making her giggle and laugh, with Hinata staring at them from across the room and was Chouji crying while eating fruit snacks? And why were Sakura and Kiba growling at Naruto?
Matter of fact, why was Naruto not as injured as him?
Sasuke simply shook his head and hobbled to his seat, other girls in the class that he didn't really care about fretting over his scars and injuries, to which he simply said he was it was from a training accident, making the 'awwwws' spread over the room.
Naruto mentally checked one man off of his list. Sasuke had achieved Sharingan through near-death. Kiba was expanding on his hunting abilities as he had began flirting with his mother and sister daily, offering to help them out with their duties during the weekend, started challenging Chouji to eating contest, winning and making him do healthy things, and now Ino was steadily rising to fourth best taijutsu fighter of the girls, behind two other chicks and Hinata.
So far so good.
Now it was time to take it up a notch.
Naruto looked at Ino and suddenly lunged at her, capturing her lips with his. Raviging her mouth and making her scream in surprise, Naruto released her and smiled.
"I have been wanting to do that all week," Naruto sighed in bliss, inwardly checking his first kiss down.
This would surely not be his last however.
Ino was flustered. She had no idea what to do. She did not know whether to be mad or a bit curious. That was not bad, it was not good either, how was she going to get Sasuke now? Naruto had stolen her first kiss.
Naruto stole her first kiss…
Ino glanced at the blond boy, who was now talking to Shikamaru about Shogi with high stakes, getting the lazy boy to actually raise his head off the desk and nod in acceptance, before making his way back to his seat next to her.
"Naruto…" Said Ino silently.
"Yes my sweet,"
Looking at him with something in her eyes Ino slowly smiled.
"Do that again, and I will snap your neck, pull your spine out and beat you to death with it, burn your body into a corpse and then bury you underground with maggots to eat your dying remains before leaving an exploding tag there to detonate in mere seconds, do I make myself clear?" She asked.
Naruto simply grinned widely.
(Next day- Tuesday )
As class ended for the day and everyone got ready to go home, Naruto pointed over Ino's head.
"Ino-chan, what is that above your head?" Naruto asked.
Ino looked up and seen a little tree ornament on a fishing pole held by a confused Sasuke.
"Is that a mistlet-…."
Naruto's mouth silenced her.
"Merry Christmas my beautiful queen," Said Naruto as he gave her a present and walked out the room.
(Next day – Wednesday)
Naruto tossed a paper at point blank range to a seemingly unattentive Ino, who caught it without looking.
Opening the paper, Ino read it silently.
"Miss me, miss me, now you have to kiss me?"
Naruto caught her off guard again.
(Afterschool – Thursday )
Said boy stopped walking away from class outside on his way to his house as his mother no longer needed to pick him up as he knew his way home.
That and she was on a mission.
Ino grabbed him by his collar and cracked him in the head with her forehead.
"I hate you, so much…" Ino said.
Before smashing her lips onto his.
This was all she could focus on these days, Naruto was driving her crazy. How could he manage to captivate her and make her fall for him in a week and a half?
Beautiful dates, training with her, beating her down and then healing her up, listening to her every word and more. Sasuke was a no-contest for her.
But she had forgot that her father said he was picking her up.
So when he caught his princess being kissed by the Uzumaki brat, he snapped.
Ino released Naruto and screamed.
And run Naruto did.
Naruto jumped into the air, catapulting off of a newspaper stand and jumping off a wall to grab the flag post on top of the store and get sent further into the air before landing on the roof, dodging the kunai that went after him. He then somersaulted off the roof before landing on a fruit stand, picking up an apple and sending the ryou into the surprised owner's hand, Naruto kept moving, the fruit stand now half way destroyed as an explosive tag was sent into the middle, sending apples and oranges all over the place.
Dipping his hand into a water fountain while running, Naruto bit into the apple while dodging the Kunai and fruits being thrown at him.
"GET BACK HERE YOU BRAT! YOU PUT YOUR LIPS ON MY SEED! YOUR LIFE IS FORFEIT!" Yelled an Irate Inoichi who continued to pursue the flipping blond as he wall walked onto another roof, making his way to one of the training grounds so he could try and calm the man down, or signal some help his way.
Inoichi noticed the sticking of chakra to his feet, inwardly commended the boy on the early skill shown, but still wanted him dead as he sent more things flying at him.
Kabuki silently followed after him chuckling at the whole situation.
"Now that is by far one of the greatest pranks ever. Messing with a man's daughter to make her stronger, you cannot make this up,"
The ANBU captain sighed then went about alerting the other ANBU about the situation.
"Would suck for Kushina to have to get involved,"
Thus was the day Naruto had a natural enemy in Inoichi and soon to be, Hiashi, A, Aoi, Kiba, Gaara, and more…
But that is another chapter for another story which is inadvertently this story.
Naruto's exploits were continuing however as he went about strengthening each clan member.
And it went a little something like this:
Hinata walked down the hallway, Byakugan on full blast. She could now see everyone in a thirty-five meter radius thanks to avoiding Naruto and his advances. She could be considered paranoid. But she could not comprehend how he was able to get the drop on…
Turning around, Hinata blasted her Jyuken palm into the intruder of her privacy's chest.
Only to reel back in mild surprise at the training dummy with a sign on it's front.
'Good job detecting me, but bad job not getting the rose out of your hair cutie'
The training dummy.
Hinata sighed. Taking the rose out, Hinata made her way home to get it pressed. This was getting to be annoying. She owned over five hundred different flowers because of Naruto, and as stoic as she was, she definitely used them for medicine or flower pressing.
Though she would brutally abuse the person who found out she did such things.
Shino and Naruto sat in the park staring at the ants crossing their path.
"See, these ants might be strong, but they sure do pack a punch. One bite can leave a man itching for days, I think creating an alliance with fire ants might do you some good Shino-san.
Picking one up, Shino observed and communicated with them before nodding at Naruto.
"I asked it to bite me to show me its usage. I am in pain already, my finger is itching massively and I feel a sudden urge to scream in utter frustration at the pain emanating from my finger," Said Shino plainly.
"I concur, My finger too is on fire, you did not have to suggest them to bite me as well," Naruto replied.
The two said nothing before slowly standing up.
"I'm going to go home and tell my father while trying not to produce tears from my ocular ducts," Said Shino before using a bug shunshin to head home.
Naruto nodded before howling in pain and scratching his finger.
"Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch,"
"Your idea of Shogi is… rather troublesome, but I can see the benefits, as much as I want to lay down.
"I knew you would…. See things… my way," Naruto replied.
Did I mention that the two dodging the random items being thrown periodically by Yoshino Nara?
The two were dodging pots, pans, kettles, forks, knives, kunai, deer (making the two wonder how strong was this woman?) and more while in the midst of playing Shogi.
Shikamaru was intrigued at first, then mad at the fact that he would have to concentrate on the fly while playing Shogi and moving, something he just did not want to do.
But then he noticed his mother would be exhausted after a couple of hours of doing this, leaving the house quiet as a storm when morning came.
He knew he was a lazy genius, but Naruto was a breed of his own.
"You lose," said Naruto.
"Took you one hundred-ninety seven times to do so,"
"Best out of three hundred, I figured the first one hundred times I beat you was a fluke," Said Naruto.
Shikamaru shook his head while dodging a pot.
"Your movements were erratic and I could not think as fast as I can now on account of the pots being thrown my way. But now I am getting the hang of thinking while dodging," Replied Shikamaru.
"Three more games left, and then I want a rematch,"
"You're on," said Shikamaru.
The two then sweat dropped when Yoshino created a clone who sat down and waited.
"What? Somebody has to pick up the pots when I am done with them," said Yoshino simply.
"Again," said Naruto
He was in the gym lifting weights with Chouji, nothing too crazy, as that might stunt his growth, but the two came here every other day to get muscled up, Naruto telling him it was the best way to get fit and it would raise his metabolism up as well, giving him justification to eat even more. As long as it was a good balance of healthy food.
As such, Chouji could be seen destroying tons of fruits and vegetables, and on Fridays and Saturdays chips, Sundays were binge days. This coupled with exercising on Tuesday and Thursday, weight lifting Monday and Wednesday, made Chouji a rather good looking young man at his age.
"One more rep, push, push, GOOD!" Yelled Naruto as Chouji finished his set. Slamming the two hundred pounds he was squatting with to the floor.
"That is good enough, let's hit the shower and go eat some steak or something," Said Naruto, laughing as Chouji shook his head.
"That would just defeat the purpose. You know that, we got to eat healthy today to retain the muscle," Said Chouji blankly.
Naruto smiled and pushed his friend.
Kiba sniffed the air, his eyes covered in war paint with Akamaru right next to him, the size of a German shepherd as it grew up rather fast thanks to the new food Naruto had gotten from Iwa.
"Ok Akamaru, I can smell him with my sister. I am going for the take out, keep watch and alert me of anything alright?" Said Kiba.
Akamaru nodded, knowing not to bark as he would alert the two of what was going on.
Silently moving through the forest, Kiba prepared to jump and attack the perpetrator.
Only to freeze once he caught what just happened.
Naruto and Hana stopped their sparring to watch Kiba run out and scream at Akamaru, who was currently doing some things hormonal dogs do when they are in the presence of female dogs.
"Well… now we know why the other two are pregnant," Said Hana as she had left her dogs at home and brought a group of female dogs to get some training done.
"True, your brother is getting better, scoping us from your clan house to the middle of the forest of death, impressive.
Hana nodded, looking at Naruto in mild surprise at the information, almost as if he was…
"Good move Naruto, good move."
"I think you should say that to Akamaru…"
Kiba screamed again.
Inoichi ripped the door off the hinges, catching Naruto in the act of smooching his daughter, Pressing his hand on the wall, gates appeared on the window, door and bathroom as Inoichi cracked his knuckles, chuckling once he found Naruto's scared face to be his favorite face on all his victims in interrogation.
"I am going to enjoy this too much Naruto, but your death is inevitable," Said Inoichi as he lunged.
Only to hit Naruto and watch as he crumpled into mud.
Inoichi said nothing, remaining in the same position for a while.
Said Inoichi as he sat in the middle of the floor and looked Ino dead in the eye.
"You're a clone too aren't you?"
"Well, you're grounded when you get back,"
Sakura swung with a harsh hay maker, making Naruto dodge before he kissed her forehead again, taking a uppercut to his chin, sending him back flipping in the air before landing on the ground.
"Your speed is increasing, but you have not stopped me from attacking you," Said Naruto as he picked himself up off the ground.
When Naruto proposed the plan to teach Sakura taijutsu and other skills, Sakura was a bit apprehensive to accept. After all, this was the same person who was always around her best friend and her future husband. So it was normal to hate him.
So when he offered to help her, in her confusion, she simply nodded her head.
But this tactic seemed like cheating on Ino. When she brought it up, Ino simply laughed and asked if she would rather be kissed or punched by Naruto.
She shut up soon enough.
"Now remember, you cannot let your temper get in the way of your fist, you have the making to be either a great Genjutsu mistress or a powerful medic nin, close to Tsunade herself, but don't tell her I said that, she'd just steal you from me, I want you to impress her beyond words when I am done with you. So we will move on to the next step,"
Naruto handed her a scroll filled with chakra theory and more.
"I won this off a bet with Tsunade. These are special medical techniques used to both heal and inflect pain. Learn one by the end of the week and we will work on the next one. Now erase the fifteen kiss marks and let us begin again, we got about ten minutes before your mom will come looking for you," Said Naruto simply as he put lipstick back on. He thought it weird, but it definitely did help when his mother used this method, not to mention it was getting Sasuke, who was watching secretly, and Ino, who was also watching behind the rocks, jealous.
Maybe he should take it up a notch.
"Sakura… come here for a second will you,"
Naruto ran from the fire jutsu and earth clones chasing after him.
"I knew I should not have taught her about mud clones,"
"Get off my mother," said Kiba.
Naruto jumped off of Tsume, who was simply chuckling at the test and passing of Kiba's senses. The two were in the middle of the mall, in the perfume section. This was amazing!
Yoshino nodded as she found an early rising Shikamaru heading off to school.
"You were right; the training did do wonders,"
Shibi nodded at the new addition of bugs into his clan forest.
"A formidable addition these moths, powerful and impressive in their execution, usage is highly successful, taking a bit of clothing and tracking that person down with it. Naruto is truly a big help to the clan,"
Chouza chuckled as his son picked him up and began bench pressing him.
"That's my boy, strong and powerful, Naruto has been a good help to your skill, treat him to some food from your mother someday,"
"Yes tou-san, fifteen… Sixteen…"
Hinata tossed a senbon and hit the target.
From the outside the clan house.
On top of the clan house of the Uzumaki clan house
Pretty much a mile away
Where Naruto was training at.
Hiashi actually widened his eyes and Neji smirked in happiness at the achievement.
"Impressive, it seems this Naruto character has been a thorn in your side for a reason,"
Hinata simply nodded, looking directly into Naruto's eyes and smiling cruelly.
'A thorn I am simply waiting to eradicate,'
(Years later- Academy- day of graduation)
The day had come.
The day to graduate had finally arrived.
The test would not be as wild, or hard, as far as the other clan members were concerned.
None knew that it would have been hard if it was not for the contribution Naruto had made.
So far, they had taken a test that was wild. They were told that if they cheated points would be taken off. However, if they got caught, they would get kicked out.
Instantly that sounded off, so many people did cheat in their own little sneaky ways.
Come to find out, one of the Genin, were not genin at all.
A kid named Sai was already a Jounin and could have been used to cheat off of.
Then there was a tracking exam in which they all had to retrieve a scroll in the middle of the forest of death in six hours.
Once that was done, a huge tournament was done to figure out who would be the best Taijutsu, Genjutsu and Ninjutsu user of the year.
Except they had to fight chunnins and jounins.
Gai, Kabuto, Asuma, Kakashi, Kurenai and Itachi Uchiha himself, depending on what field of jutsu you were trying to excel in. At the end of the day you had to face all but they got the opportunity to choose what field first.
Needless to say, Chouji, Hinata, and Kiba aimed for taijutsu, Sakura, Ino and surprisingly Shino and Shikamaru went for Genjutsu with Naruto and Sasuke aiming for Ninjutsu.
After a long period of each member obviously getting beat relentlessly by Kurenai and Itachi in Genjutsu, Kakashi and Kabuto in Ninjutsu and Gai and Asuma in Taijutsu, the rankings were achieved:
Naruto stared at the list for a long time. A very long time. Before turning towards Hinata, who was speaking to Neji, and walking directly up to her.
"You held back."
It was a statement.
"Just as you have, did you think you were the only one who was formidable in Taijutsu and ninjutsu? Or have you not noticed that I have never lost a bout in Taijutsu to any boy in the class, or girl for that matter,"
"It is more over the fact that the Hyuga is simply…" Neji got cut off by the fist that appeared in his gut.
"I heard you are on a team with Tenten and you have been degrading and put her and Lee down with your words. With that being said, see me on the training grounds," Said Naruto simply. It was finally time to put Neji on the ground in a humbling fashion, forget holding back.
"When?" Asked Neji, coughing blood up. His hit was absolutely powerful. Where this nobody got the gall to hit him, he had no idea.
So imagine his surprise when he was grabbed by his neck and thrown through a wall, landing on the training grounds outside.
Two shoes, combat boots to be exact, were in front of him as he picked himself up.
I felt like this was a good place to stop here.
I got hit with inspiration. So I went and here I am.
Of course I cannot exactly spread the new techniques and strength of my New Rookie 9 just yet.
But you will see the newly minted ninja soon enough.
If you read the old version, some things will remain the same.
Like me saying I'm joking and doing this:
Naruto heel dropped, missing Neji by inches as the main branch member picked himself up off the floor, getting into his clan stance.
Naruto simply ran at him like a bull before sending a left punch, which was dodged, but Neji was confused as his foot got smashed on, at the same time his face got smashed with a right punch. Staggering back, he dodged the round house kick but not the follow up kick to the side of his head.
Naruto kept the assault on Neji up, feinting and hitting him with unexpected hits, but Neji seemed to begin to understand the movements as Naruto feinted and sent his forehead as his left hand went for an attack. Neji jabbed Naruto's hand and hit him in the chest, making Naruto spit up blood and stumble back.
"Your erratic style is impressive but now utterly useless now that I have figured out your entire style," Neji stated with utter confidence as he wiped the blood off of his face.
Naruto said nothing. Simply began moving began stretching before dancing in a weird motion that had his legs moving back and forth and his hands switching up and down.
"Then prepare for one of my many taijutsu styles Sir. This is as erratic as it can get," Naruto said before running at Neji like a dog and jumping in the air, Neji attempting to place a palm strike at his chest, but was amazed as Naruto spun in the air, grabbed his arm and flung him to the ground, Naruto followed up with a clawed strike to his chest, ripping his Hyuga garments and then Naruto backed away from Neji before cartwheeling, kicking Neji in the face as he was getting up. Naruto then put his hands on the floor and front fipped, sending his feet into the back of the slowly rising Neji's head, making him eat dirt.
Many of the students exited the school, teachers as well to witness this throw down of epic proportions.
"Hm, it seems as if he challenged Neji to a fight, about time," Said Sasuke as he crossed his arms.
"Wait, so Neji and Naruto never liked each other?" Asked Kiba.
"Naruto wanted to fight him since the first day of school. What better time than now, as Neji is already an established Chunnin of Konoha," said Sasuke.
Neji snarled and spun in the air, releasing a huge ball of chakra, which sent Naruto flying backwards, landing on his hands and feet as he slid on the ground.
Neji got up and began moving his hands in a slow motion, steadily speeding up.
"You are in my range of divination,"
Naruto shocked everyone when he smirked and disappeared.
Imagine Neji's shock when from underground, a hand appeared and grabbed his foot, sending a shock of electricity running through him, making him collapse.
"I want to introduce you to utter defeat through two taijutsu styles, a shadow clone, and two ninjutsu. This is what It feels like to be humiliated. Know that even now, I was holding back. Test me. Say something demeaning to your teammates again and I will know of it. I will find you. I will beat you. Then I will humiliate you. Just as you have humiliated your fellow classmates all those years ago," said Naruto, as he turned around and came face to face with Hinata, who smirked.
"My turn," She said.
In slow motion, the crowd gasped as Hinata systematically shut down Naruto's entire chakra system in mere seconds.
Naruto crashed to the floor in shock at letting his guard down.
"Welcome to Graduation Naruto. Now nobody can stop me from systematically putting you down daily," Said Hinata before laughing, only to stop as a laugh went from right behind her.
IN her blind spot.
"Sneaky; except I was never on the field to begin with my cute lotus of animosity. Good usage of deception though. Congratulations as well, I look forward to our many encounters, on the field, next to each other, in combat…and in the bedroom," Said Naruto with a cocky grin before poofing as Hinata struck him.
The next day would begin many changes for Konoha. Many surprises would also appear.
But none more than the special system these nine Konoha rookies would endure.
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