This is a story that I have been working on for close to a month. I figured I should release it soon. I hope you like it!
Disclaimer: I own neither Naruto nor Bleach. I own only the voices in my head…
Naruto was panting. He had just killed Madara at the valley of the end, when Sasuke came out of nowhere and attacked. They were now standing on the heads of the statues, Naruto on Hashirama's, Sasuke on Madara's.
They had both changed considerably over the years. Sasuke was now hated as much as Orochimaru was. As for Naruto, the opposite happened to him. He was now the Rokudaime Hokage. After he mastered the Kyuubi's chakra, thanks to Kirabi, he joined the battlefront. He quickly became their greatest warrior. After he fought a particularly vicious battle with Madara, the Fire Daimyo and Tsunade agreed that he was indeed Kage material. So, at 21, he achieved his dream. That was also the day that he asked Hinata to marry him.
He and Hinata had been dating since he got off of the island in lightning country. The first time they had the opportunity to be alone, Naruto asked her if she meant what she said during the pain invasion, and she said yes. They begun their relationship from there. Over time, he fell in love with her as well. They had married a year after he became Hokage.
And now, 4 years later, the fourth shinobi world war was almost over. Madara was dead. All that was left was Sasuke. Once it was over, Naruto would finally be able to live in peace with his wife.
Naruto glared at Sasuke. Sasuke glared back. In an instant, they both leapt from their spots and attacked. Sasuke swung at Naruto with his chokuto, which Naruto blocked with a Hiraishin kunai. Naruto pulled out a second one and slashed at him with it, but Sasuke pushed away and, using the statue as a jump point, stabbed at Naruto, who dodged at the last second. Naruto threw one of his kunai at Sasuke, who managed to grab it right before it hit his face.
With a yellow flash, Naruto was in front of him. He kicked Sasuke in the side, which made him drop the kunai and sent him flying into the water. Naruto grabbed the kunai and dropped towards the water below. At the last second, he righted himself and stood on the water, not disturbing a drop. As soon as he landed, Sasuke leapt out of the water and stabbed Naruto in the gut.
"Any last words, Dobe?" Sasuke asked with a maniacal grin on his face.
"Yeah. Boom." Sasuke's eyes widened as "Naruto" exploded. Sasuke was sent reeling back from the explosion, but managed to stand atop the water. He looked around for Naruto, Sharingan blazing, only to see him still standing atop Hashirama's head. Sasuke bolted towards Naruto, making hand signs. As soon as he was close enough, he released the Jutsu.
"Katon: Gokakyu no Jutsu!" he shot the enormous fireball towards Naruto, who didn't even seem to move.
When the smoke from the fire cleared, Sasuke saw a smoldering log in place of Naruto.
"You missed." a voice behind him said. Sasuke was then sent forward from being kicked in the back by Naruto. Sasuke drew his chokuto and attacked, Naruto still holding the two kunai. Thus began a vicious Taijutsu match.
Sasuke moved to slice one of Naruto's arms, but Naruto parried the blow, moving to cut open Sasuke's stomach. Sasuke jumped back in time, though, only receiving a small cut across it. Sasuke tried to stab Naruto, but had to jump back as Naruto chucked one of his kunai at him. He deflected the kunai, sending it upward.
In an instant, Naruto teleported above him and came down with a rasengan in his right hand, hitting Sasuke in the shoulder blades and catching his kunai with his left hand.
"You just don't learn, do you, Teme? I've used this Jutsu multiple times in the war, enough I've been called the "Second Yellow Flash". Even you must know that knowing your enemy is the first step to victory." Naruto said, jumping out of the hole he crushed Sasuke into. Sasuke jumped out of the hole with a small amount of blood coming out of his mouth.
"Hurts, doesn't it? I haven't been sitting on my ass for the past 9 years, Teme."
Sasuke glared at Naruto, and said, "Neither have I, Dobe. Behold the power of the Uchiha!" he shouted, his eyes shifting once more. They turned pitch black in color, a red symbol with three red overlapping ellipses, and three curved points underneath them (Sasuke's and Itachi's Mangekyo Sharingan combined).
"Oh, yeah, I heard about you taking Itachi's eyes. So now you have an Eien no Mangekyo Sharingan, huh?" Sasuke smirked.
"That's right, Dobe. Still think you can beat me?"
"Do you even have to ask? Sasuke, I just killed Madara, the most powerful user of your bloodline ever, and you think you stand a chance? Not even close. I can tell you're completely reliant on those for your greater techniques, so this will be easy." Naruto said.
"DIE! Amaterasu!" black flames shot forward towards Naruto, who simply lifted up his Hiraishin kunai. As soon as the flames reached him, they simply vanished.
"What the…? What the hell did you do, Dobe!" Sasuke angrily shouted.
"Hiraishin lvl. 2. I'm not limited to teleporting myself, Teme. In fact, look behind you." Naruto said, vanishing. Sasuke turned around to see the black flames headed right for him. Using his Mangekyo once more, he extinguished the flames before they reached him, albeit with some effort. He got no rest, however, as Naruto once more hit him with a rasengan, this time in the stomach. Caught off guard, he was unable to defend in time, and was sent flying into the cliff.
"This is becoming repetitive, Teme. When are you going to actually fight? Or is this really all you can do?" Naruto taunted. All of a sudden, the Cliffside exploded, revealing Sasuke, who was covered with a dark chakra, which formed itself to resemble a dark samurai.
"So this is the mighty Susanoo… now we're getting somewhere!" the samurai formed a bow in it's hands, and fired an arrow at Naruto, who, rather than use the Hiraishin, simply used his natural speed to dodge the arrow. As soon as he dodged the first arrow, however, a second one was shot at him. Caught off guard, he used the Hiraishin lvl. 2 to teleport it away. Smirking, Naruto chucked one of his kunai at Sasuke with unbelievable speed. As soon as the kunai left his hand, he began forming hand signs as fast as he could. As soon as he reached the last sign, he shouted, "Kunai Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!" and in a moment, one kunai became one hundred, and all of them flew towards Sasuke, who merely smirked. None of the kunai were able to penetrated the shield of chakra around him.
"Is that it?" Sasuke asked with his usual smirk.
"Not quite." was Naruto's response, as one hundred Naruto's teleported next to him, all armed with rasengans. They impacted, and Susanoo shattered under the multiple impacts. The clones vanished, and Naruto teleported to Sasuke, kicking him in the stomach, sending him back again.
"Tactics, Teme. You can't just have good techniques. You need to know how and, more importantly, when to use them. If you keep this up, you'll kill yourself from either chakra exhaustion or misuse of a technique. Here's a tip: think." this served only to enrage Sasuke more. 'This is too easy'
Sasuke charged at Naruto, infusing his chokuto with lightning chakra. Naruto blocked with his Hiraishin kunai, infused with wind chakra. Sasuke kept swinging at Naruto, trying to take Naruto's head off. He only succeeded in cutting his torso. Naruto led Sasuke back to where the kunai he threw were. He grabbed one and infused it with wind as well, and proceeded to go on the offensive. Sasuke was immediately put on the defensive. Naruto swung and stabbed in a violent dance, succeeding in hitting Sasuke several times.
Sasuke jumped away. 'What's going on? Why is the Dobe so powerful? He should be exhausted from fighting Madara. That was the plan' Sasuke smirked. He ran towards Naruto, and as soon as he was close enough, activated his Chidori Nagashi. Naruto didn't even flinch, however, and stabbed Sasuke in the left shoulder with one of his wind-infused kunai. Sasuke jumped back again.
"Sasuke, you've already used that on me. Every technique I know you can do, I have a countermeasure for. I trained with Kakashi to get used to fighting the Sharingan and the Chidori. Unless you came up with some really powerful techniques in the last 9 years, you can't win." Naruto explained. Sasuke sheathed his chokuto.
"It's time to end this, Dobe." Sasuke said, his right hand crackling with lightning. Naruto nodded and put away his kunai and held out his left hand.
"So be it." his hand begun swirling with wind chakra, which condensed to a glowing ball with small shuriken-like prongs around it. They both jumped from their respective spots and attacked.
They collided, energy swirling around them. The stalemate did not last, however, as Naruto's Jutsu was stronger. It blasted through the lightning chakra as well as blasting off Sasuke's arm. Sasuke was sent flying into the Cliffside, screaming bloody murder. Naruto landed, panting. There was blood dripping down his torso. He slowly approached the crater Sasuke made when he landed. Seeing that Sasuke was still alive, but unconscious, he threw one of his Hiraishin kunai at Sasuke, hitting him in the head and ending his existence. He began to walk back to the village, not having enough chakra to use the Hiraishin again. Blood continued to drip from his torso.
'Damn! I knew I put too much chakra into that rasengan. This wound is taking too long to heal. Damn Madara, even dead he still causes me pain.' he thought, the wound not getting any better. Naruto suddenly coughed blood, falling to his knees. 'What the…? Wait a minute, Sasuke's sword! He must've poisoned it. Damn Teme, never plays fair…' Naruto could feel himself getting weaker. He tried drawing on the chakra of Kyuubi, only to find that it didn't help. He fell to the ground, bleeding now more than ever.
"Hinata…" and thus, Naruto Uzumaki- Namikaze, Second flash of Konoha and Rokudaime Hokage, passed on.
Valley of the End outskirts (Several hours later)
"Ugh…" Naruto said groggily lifting himself off the ground. He looked around, seeing that he was where he collapsed. He looked down, and saw his body.
"What the hell?" he shouted. "That's me! Or is this me?" he asked touching his chest.
"I believe I can explain that" an extremely deep voice said. Naruto looked behind him to see a most horrific sight.
What he saw was a being that looked very skinny, so skinny you could see his ribs. He had long white hair, which had horns poking out of it. His skin was a purplish color, and he was wearing a large white robe. He was holding a knife in his right arm and prayer beads in his left. He was also roughly 10 feet tall.
"Who are you?" Naruto asked hesitantly.
"I, boy, am the Shinigami king. I am also the one who sealed the Kyuubi in you." the being responded.
"The Shinigami king? Why are you here?"
"Simple, you're dead." it said casually, as if it was discussing the weather.
"Dead? No, NO! I can't die yet! I have to get back to Hinata-chan!" Naruto shouted at the Shinigami king.
"Even if you were right in front of her, she wouldn't be able to see you, hear you, or touch you. Save for myself, the dead cannot interact with the living." it explained. Naruto looked down. He was dead? He couldn't be with Hinata?
"What happens to me now?" Naruto asked lowly.
"Well, ordinarily you'd be taken to a place called soul society, where you'd simply live a normal, boring life. You'd have all of your memories, but you'd lose all of your powers. I see that as a very big loss, so I'll make you an offer." it said, causing Naruto to look up at him, confused.
"You become a Shinigami, or in other words, Soul Reaper." it said.
"So I'll be like you?" Naruto asks.
"No, I am the Shinigami king. An ordinary Shinigami mostly retains the shape they were in when they died. I was always this way."
"Oh. So I'll look the same as I do now?" Naruto asks.
"Physically, yes. Your clothes will change into a simple black hakama, as it is the uniform for them." it explained.
"Oh… Wait! Uniform? How many others are there?" Naruto asked, surprised.
"I don't exactly keep count, but there are a lot, over three thousand, I believe." it stated, after scratching it's chin in thought.
"Then why do you need me? You have more than enough!"
"Yes, but very few of them have your kind of power. I can tell, boy, you have the potential to be great." it said, smiling at the last part.
"What will I do if I accept this offer?"
"Standard Shinigami duties, unless you get promoted."
"Promoted? You make this sound like a job!"
"It IS a job. Just like being a ninja is here."
"So there are rankings?"
"If you accept, I'll answer any and all questions that you have." Naruto thought for a moment. If he didn't accept, what was he going to do? Wander for all eternity? 'That sounds kinda boring'
"All right, deal. Tell me all about these 'Shinigami'." and the Shinigami went about explaining everything a Shinigami does, what they are, everything. After he explained everything, he told Naruto about the Shinigami's weapon, the Zanpakuto.
"Shinigami always have a weapon called a Zanpakuto. It is what enables them to kill hollows. The Zanpakuto is a manifestation of your spirit. However, the Zanpakuto is not only a weapon. It is your partner, your greatest ally. They have spirits, they can think. In order to master your Zanpakuto, you must be able to talk to the spirit. There are two stages when it comes to mastering your Zanpakuto. The first stage, Shikai, is the easiest. You simply must talk to the spirit and get it to tell you it's name"
"Why do you need to know it's name?"
"Knowing the name is the first step to activating it. Now, the second stage, Bankai, is much harder to unlock, and even harder to master. You need to be able to materialize the spirit and then subdue it. This is usually done by either combat or performing some task to show you're worthy."
"So I'll get my own Zanpakuto?"
"Yes, but yours will be slightly different. As you are currently only a normal soul, you ordinarily wouldn't get one, or even be a Shinigami. I will be changing your spiritual composition to that of a Shinigami. As such, your Zanpakuto will essentially be YOU."
"What do you mean? I thought a Zanpakuto was a physical manifestation of your power, but it had it's own spirit. How can I be my Own Zanpakuto?" Naruto questioned, confused.
"You won't literally become a Zanpakuto. I will take a portion of your spirit and turn it into a Zanpakuto. By doing this, when you release your blade, you will regain some of your power, when you use Bankai, you will regain ALL of your power." it explained.
"So will our names be the same?"
"No. The Zanpakuto will have its own name. You'll have to figure it out on your own. Understand?" it asked.
"Yeah. Let's do it." Naruto said with a look of determination on his face.
"All right, then." it put it's hand on Naruto's head. "You'll feel a small pinch."
Naruto could feel his body shifting. He then felt a burning sensation throughout his body. After about five minutes, the Shinigami king put his other hand on Naruto's chest, grabbed, and then ripped something out of Naruto's body. It looked like a glowing sphere. Naruto felt himself get weaker as soon as it ripped the orb out of him. It began reforming itself. It turned into a katana with a platinum handle and a round hand guard in a plain black sheath. After another five minutes, the Shinigami king removed his hand.
"There, it is done. You now have the body and power of a Shinigami. Here is your Zanpakuto." it handed Naruto the sword. It was now that Naruto noticed that his clothes had changed into what it said the uniform for Shinigami was. "I took the liberty of turning your clothing to the proper attire for a Shinigami. It is called a Shihakusho."
"What happened to my old clothes?" Naruto asked, after he put his sword on his hip.
"They too are sealed into your Zanpakuto. You will automatically don them when you activate your Shikai or Bankai."
"Thanks. For everything."
"Don't mention it. Seriously. Tell no one how you got your powers. I don't want my identity to be compromised."
"Got it. If they ask, I'll just say that I don't remember. So, what happens now?" Naruto questioned.
"You will sleep. When you awaken, you will be in the soul society. What you do from there is dependant upon you."
"All right. Again, thank you." Naruto said. There was a bright flash of light, and they both were gone.
Rukongai District 1 (Junrinan)
"Hey! Hey, wake up!" Naruto heard, and felt something poking him in the head.
"Will you stop poking me?" he said as he got up. He saw a tall muscular man with chin-length black hair and half an eyebrow missing looking at him.
"Who the hell are you?" they asked at the same time. Naruto shakes his head and stands up.
"I'm Naruto Uzumaki- Namikaze. You?" the man snorted.
"I, Ganju Shiba, don't need to tell my name to the likes of you." the man stated.
"Um, you just did." Naruto said, sweat dropping.
"Dammit! Whatever! What's a Shinigami doing here?" the man asked/ demanded. Naruto looked confused for a second, then shook his head 'right, that's my job now.' Naruto thought.
"To be honest, I don't remember. I woke up when you were poking me." Naruto explained.
"Hey!" a voice in the distance yelled. They both turned to see a female Shinigami coming towards them. When she got closer Naruto was able to get a better look. She had strawberry blonde hair and her Shihakusho was open to reveal some, what Naruto noted, impressive cleavage. She had a beauty mark under the right side of her mouth, and a pink scarf over her shoulders.
"Who are you?" He questioned. He turned to Ganju to notice that he had disappeared. 'probably ran away' Naruto thought.
"I'm Rangiku Matsumoto, Fukutaicho of 10th division. You?" she questioned.
"Naruto Uzumaki- Namikaze. I haven't been assigned to a Division yet." Naruto responded, remembering what the Shinigami king told him about the Gotei 13.
"Then what are you doing out here?" Matsumoto asked, confused.
"Like I told that guy who was here a second ago, I don't know."
"Weird. How about I take you to my captain? He might be able to help." She offered.
"Sure." So she led him into the Seireitei.
10th Division (Taicho's Office)
Toshiro Hitsugaya was in a bad mood. Why? His Fukutaicho decided to take a "break" and left him with her share of the paperwork. 'Dammit Matsumoto. You had better get back here soon'
"Hey Taicho!" Matsumoto shouted, barging into his office.
"DAMMIT MATSUMOTO! Why do you always leave me with all the paperwork, including yours?"
"Cause it's so boring!" She responded. Toshiro could only grumble in response.
"Who's this?" Toshiro asked, only just now taking notice of Naruto.
"That's Naruto. I found him in district 1. He doesn't remember how he got there, and he doesn't have a squad." She responded.
"Really?" he said, looking towards Naruto.
"Yeah." Naruto responded.
"Do you remember anything? Like where you live, or anything like that?" Toshiro questioned.
"Not really. I don't have any memories of this place."
"Well, he seems to be familiar with the way things work around here. It's probably amnesia." Toshiro said.
"Maybe Unohana- Taicho can help." Matsumoto offered. Toshiro nodded.
"All right. Take him to her. I'll file a report on this and send it to the Yamamoto- Sotaicho." Matsumoto nodded and led Naruto out of the room.
"Great, more paperwork…" Toshiro sighed.
4th Division (Taicho's office)
"Unohana- Taicho. Matsumoto-san of 10th division says she needs to see you." Isane Kotetsu, Fukutaicho of 4th division, said, poking her head into the office.
"Thank you, Isane. Send them in." Unohana said. Naruto and Matsumoto walked in a moment later.
"Hello Matsumoto-san, what can I help you with?" Unohana asked with a smile
Naruto was amazed. This woman was beautiful. She had long black hair tied into a braid in the front of her body. She had blue eyes that shone with kindness. But what amazed Naruto, more than her looks, was that she reminded him so much of his former wife, Hinata.
"This guy here has amnesia. He can't remember how he got here, but he's a Shinigami, so he isn't new." Matsumoto explained, pointing to Naruto.
"Hello, I'm Retsu Unohana. And you are?" She asked, still smiling.
"Naruto Uzumaki- Namikaze. It's nice meeting you, Unohana-san." Naruto replied, bowing slightly.
"Now then, Naruto-kun, let's see if I can help you." she looked over his body. "No injuries, so you weren't in a battle…"
Unohana spent the next ten minutes going over Naruto, searching for anything that could lead to his "amnesia". Matsumoto left halfway through, saying to send a report when the exam was done, and muttering something about "damn paperwork".
"Well, I'm sorry to say this, but I can't find anything on your body that would lead to amnesia. It's likely the damage was psychological. If that's the case, it's likely that your memory might just come back." she explained.
"Well, that's good. Thing is, what do I do until then?" he questioned.
"The Sotaicho might assign you a squad. If he does, you'll just go about your life."
"That doesn't sound too bad. I could use a little normalcy." he said. She smiled.
"I'm sure you could." as soon as she said that, Isane came into the room.
"Unohana-Taicho. Yamamoto-Sotaicho requests your presence." She said.
"All right." She says as she stands up.
"He also asks that you bring him with you." she continued, gesturing towards Naruto.
"Very well. Naruto-kun, follow me please." She said, starting to walk out of the room. Naruto nodded, then followed her out.
1st Division (Taicho's Office)
Unohana walked into Yamamoto's office with Naruto not far behind her.
"You called for me, Sotaicho?" she asked.
"Yes. I received Hitsugaya-Taicho's report on this man here," He gestured towards Naruto, "And it stated that he sent him to you for a medical evaluation. What did you find?" The bearded man asked.
"Not much, unfortunately. He has no visible injuries, nor internal ones, so I'm inclined to believe that his memory loss is from some sort of psychological trauma. He is in complete physical health, though." She replied. While she was saying that, Naruto got a closer look at the old man. He looked very old. He had a very long beard and long eyebrows. He also had a scar on the right side of his head. He seemed to radiate power, though, which mildly surprised Naruto.
'Just like Jiji.' Naruto thought. Naruto was brought from his thoughts, however, when the old man spoke to him.
"What is it you wish to do here, boy?" He asked.
"Well, I'd like to get stronger, for one. I haven't felt so weak in a while." he said, "I'd also like to be assigned to a division, so that I can help you guys." he said. Yamamoto nodded.
"I will speak to the other captains regarding where you'll be assigned later." Naruto nodded.
"Is there anything else?" Naruto asked.
"Yes. How powerful are you? What are the limits of your connection with your Zanpakuto?" Yamamoto asked.
"Well, as of right now, I can't even talk to my Zanpakuto. I haven't had time. As for how strong I am, in swordsmanship, I could probably beat a 3rd seat of any company." he states, making Unohana's and Yamamoto's eyes widen. "Dunno about Kido, though. Speed, I'm almost Taicho- level. Basically, I'm around Fukutaicho level in terms of physical combat abilities, and average everywhere else." Naruto said.
"How can your abilities be so far apart in strength?" Unohana questioned. Naruto only shrugged.
"So you're a physical combat specialist…" Yamamoto said to himself.
"Basically, yeah." Naruto said. Yamamoto nodded.
"We will announce which squad you will be placed in tomorrow. Until then, you can stay at the 4th division barracks." Naruto nodded. Naruto and Unohana walked out of Yamamoto's office.
"So where exactly will I be staying?" Naruto asked Unohana as they headed back to the 4th division.
"You can stay with me. My house is more than big enough."
"You always this kind to your patients?" Naruto asked, smirking.
"I'm always kind to my patients. You are an interesting case. Besides, it's only one day." she said. Naruto saw a very big house.
"I see what you meant when you said you have enough room." Naruto said. Unohana giggled. That made Naruto freeze. 'Hinata… Why does this woman remind me so much of her?'
"Are you alright?" Unohana asked, noticing he had stopped walking. Naruto looked at her, seeing Hinata's face. He looked down and sighed.
"Yeah…" he said lowly.
Unohana was confused. Why was Naruto acting so different? She decided to drop it, for now, anyway. She showed Naruto where he would sleep for the day, and left him to go about his business. Naruto quickly fell asleep, after such a busy day.
Naruto's Room (The next day)
Naruto woke up the next day feeling very refreshed. He quickly redressed himself in his Shihakusho and headed out into the main living area to see Unohana sitting, calmly looking towards him.
"What?" he asked.
"Why did you consistently avert your gaze when you look at me?" She asked. Naruto was torn. Should he tell her?
"I…," 'Fuck it!' he thought, "You… remind me of my wife. Your smile, your laugh, even your eyes… I miss her." he said, looking down at the last part.
"Really?" She asked. Naruto nodded.
"Yes. That's why." Unohana stands up and walks over towards him. She lifts his head up so that he's eye level with her.
"If you ever need to talk about it, or anything, I'll be here." She said, smiling. He, for the first time since his death, smiled back.
"Thank you, Unohana-chan." he said.
"You're welcome. Come on, now, you're going to be assigned to a division today." she said, leading him out the door. 'Yep, definitely like Hinata-chan' he thought as she led him through the door.
1st Division (Meeting Area)
Unohana led Naruto to a room that had, as far as Naruto was concerned, some of the strangest people he had ever seen. There was a short woman with black hair tied into two long braids bound in white cloth that ended in gold rings. She was wearing a standard Shihakusho with a sleeveless Haori. He could see her Zanpakuto sheathed beneath her lower back. Standing next to her was Unohana.
Next to her was a man who reminded Naruto of Sasuke when they were younger. He had on a standard Shihakusho with a long-sleeved Haori. He also had on a scarf. He had black hair, with some sort of headpiece. Next to him was a man who strangely reminded Naruto of Jiraiya. He wore the standard Shinigami captain uniform, but over that he wore a flowery pink kimono. He had wavy brown hair tied in a ponytail, and was wearing a straw hat. Next to him was Toshiro, Naruto recognized. Next to Toshiro, however was a man that reminded Naruto of Orochimaru.
He had on white face paint that seemed to cover his whole body. His fingernails were painted black, and one nail was much longer than the others. He was wearing a white hat that had two pointed ends going out to the right side. He also had a purple scarf around his neck. He gave off that "crazy" vibe that Orochimaru seemed to radiate. Naruto shivered.
Across from the short woman was a man that reminded Naruto of a fox. He had short silver hair, his eyes were squinted, and he had a very fox-like grin on his face. He wore the standard Shinigami captain outfit. Next to him was a man with wavy brown hair and glasses. He had a kind smile on his face, but Naruto felt like something was off about the man.
Next to him was a very tall man with shoulder armor and gloves with bracers over his uniform. He also had a helmet on his head that resembled a bucket. Next to him was a dark skinned man with sunglasses over his eyes. He had purple braids tied back into a ponytail, and a orange scarf around his neck
Next to him was a very tall man with hair arranged into spikes with bells at the ends. He ha a scar over his left eye and an eye patch over his right. He had a ragged, sleeveless Haori over a normal Shihakusho. He noted the man's sword handle was wrapped in cloth, looking worn down.
Yamamoto looked at Naruto. "Now then, Naruto, we have decided which division you shall be placed in. Based on your current set of skills, we think it would be best if you were placed in 11th division, the division captained by Kenpachi Zaraki." The spiky-haired man stepped forward.
"Hey Kid. I hear you're tough. I'm Kenpachi Zaraki, Taicho of 11th division." The man said.
"I'm Naruto Uzumaki- Namikaze. I look forward to fighting with you."
"Naruto-san," Yamamoto said, causing Naruto to look towards him, "Kenpachi and the other members of 11th division have agreed to train you in physical combat."
"Cool. Sounds fun." Naruto said, grinning.
"I like you already, kid." Kenpachi said, slapping Naruto on the back, making him pitch forward a little.
And Naruto's life in the Seireitei began.
DONE! This chapter took FOREVER to write! I had to rewrite this thing 5 times. I'm fairly satisfied with how this turned out though.
In case you're wondering, I put Naruto's arrival roughly ten years before the canon events of Bleach.
I DESPERATELY need criticism on this. This was not easy to write, so I would like your help.
Also, According to my poll for my other story, it looks like Haku wins! In all honesty, though, I'm not surprised. Next chappie for that should be up next week, hopefully around Wednesday.
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