Hey everybody. Zeratide here. Thought that I would try a new story, so here is my brand new crossover: Naruto/Assassin's Creed, Blade of the Fox.

The Village of Konoha. One of the most corrupt places in the entirety of the Five Elemental Nations. A figure stood proud on the head of the Fourth Hokage on the Hokage Stone Faces. The rain poured down his face, what little was not blocked by his hood. A flash of lightning illuminated the skies, lighting his features for a split second. His eyes, a shocking shade of blue, gazed across the Village. He could hear voices from his past, raging inside him.

Determining his fate.

"It's not like you ever had a family in the first place! You were on your own right from the beginning, what makes you think you know anything about it?

"I won't run away anymore... I won't go back on my word... that is my nindo, my ninja way!"

"Those who break the rules of the ninja world are called scum ... that's true... but those who abandon their friends are worse than scum."

"I won't allow my comrades to die. I'll protect you with my life."

"I spared your life on a whim, nothing more. But this time, my whim is telling me, to finish what I started."

"Wherever someone thinks of you, that's where home is."

"You are the Nine-Tailed Fox!"

His eyes hardened. "I am Naruto Uzumaki. And I am an Assassin." He leapt from the head, and disappeared in the mist below.

Sakura stood next to the screen in her bedroom, listening to the rain pound the tin roof overhead. She had always loved the rain, but this time she felt something… different about it. As though, something was changing. She opened her screen and stepped out onto her balcony, feeling the rain pound on her, making her scarlet nightgown stick to her body. A flash of lightning illuminated the surrounding area, giving everything an eerie feel. She heard a noise behind her, and, whipping around, saw a figure in a white cloak crouching on her roof, observing her. A figure she had seen only once before. A figure that had killed her grandmother. She tried to make out his features, for he was obviously a man, but couldn't, due to a hood that obscured all but his lower face. Another flash of lightning, and he was gone without a trace.

Hiashi Hyuuga was also out that night, gazing at the sky on his own balcony, occasionally searching for any intruders with his Byakugan. He gently inhaled the scent of the rain on the grass, welcoming its freshness, allowing him to clear his head and focus on his current objective. He was the Clan Head, but he was bound by the Council in many of the policies he wanted to set. He knew that the Caged Bird Seal was an abomination, something no person should be forced to bear. Soon, his daughters would have to fight for the right of Clan Heir, and the loser would be subjected to the torment from her own father. Cold though he acted, he couldn't bear to do it. He had to figure out a way to stop this madness once and for all.

Suddenly, he heard a scream from upstairs that was quickly silenced, and the thump of a body hitting the floor. Many Hyuuga shot into the courtyard, trying to determine what the source was, and, using his Byakugan, Hiashi saw a body lying in a pool of blood. A figure suddenly materialized next to it, and Hiashi jerked, having seen the knowing smile on its face. He bypassed my Byakugan… Hiashi realized. He quickly ran upstairs, and saw a white-robed figure crouching over the body of one of the Council members, a man by the name of Hiwashi. The man pulled a document out of the corpse's robes, and briefly scanned it before tossing it to Hiashi. The man spoke in a deep monotone:

"Hiwashi Hyuuga, one of the five Hyuuga Council members, arguably one of the most corrupt." Hiashi's eyes widened as he browsed the document himself. It was a letter from someone listed only as "Brother D", giving orders regarding various policies Hiashi was trying to pass through the Council. From what he read, Hiwashi had blackmailed and bribed two other members of the Council into voting his way. A majority vote always decided the fate of various policies. Hiashi looked up, and noticed the figure was tying a rope to the end of Hiwashi's desk. He quickly fastened the other end into a noose, slipped it over the corpse's head, and tightened it before throwing the body out the window with a resounding crash, whispering some foreign words. Hiashi shielded his eyes, and, when he opened them, the Assassin was once again gone.

Naruto quickly ran across the rooftops as he heard several alarms being raised throughout Konoha. A short distance away, he could hear five ANBU chasing after him. When he reached a dead end, he turned around, thrilled to see that they were members of Danzo's secret ROOT division. He drew his sword, a double-edged blade with an eagle-based cross guard and pommel, and slowly started circling his opponents. One of them charged, and, deflecting the blow, Naruto proceeded to stab the man in his sternum, killing him instantly. Holding the sword with his right hand, his left shot up to his bandolier of throwing knives, and shot one out at another man charging him. The knife flew clean through the man's throat, leaving him dead before he hit the ground. Naruto pushed the body of the first man off his sword, sheathed it, and spun like a dervish, killing two more with his hidden Codex blades. As the final man made to run from the Assassin, Naruto sprung at him, tackling him to the ground. He quickly flipped the man over, and jammed his right hand blade into the man's shoulder, causing the ROOT member to scream in agony as his fingers released the sword he had attempted to sheathe.

"What purpose did Danzo have in bribing Hiwashi Hyuuga? What was he hoping to accomplish?" Naruto demanded, drawing the blade out slowly, and twisting it for good measure. The man was gasping for air, but he managed to laugh all the same. "Even if I gave you the information you seek, you would gain nothing from it, Assassin! Nobody is strong enough to defeat them!" Naruto's eyes narrowed at the mention of other men, and he quickly asked, "Who are the others of which you speak?" The man laughed again, and said, "I will never say a word, Assassin. I'll bleed out before I give you any information." Naruto narrowed his eyes, and reared back his hand, his blade out. The man screamed at him, "DO IT! KILL ME, YOU MISERABILI PEZZI DI MERDA!" Naruto flexed his arm, causing the blade to sheathe itself, and punched the man hard in the face, knocking him out. Naruto leaned back. "May those who have died tonight find the peace in death that eluded them in life. Requiescat in pace." He quickly bound the unconscious man's shoulder, and continued his run across the rooftops.

After several meters, he stopped, and looked down at his side, seeing a kunai lodged between two of his ribs. Tricky bastard, he thought with a grim expression on his face, and dislodged it from his chest. The Kyuubi chakra quickly repaired the damage, and Naruto continued on, albeit with a fair amount of pain in his chest.

Sakura lay in her bed, finally starting to drowse off as she heard alarm bells going off near the Hyuuga compound. Her final thoughts were that the Assassin must have struck again. She only hoped that none of her friends were harmed… especially, for some strange reason, Naruto….

Well, there you go! I hope you liked it. I am working on as many things as I can with recent computer difficulties. I had planned on updating all my stories at least once a week with my free time this summer, but so far, we all know how that worked out. Anyway, again, I hope you liked Chapter 1 of Blade of the Fox.