This Isn't Konoha…

Chapter 1: A new Gen Jitsu?

AN: Hey! Well this is my first fanfic, so I hope you like it! It has a bit of a slow start but once it gets going it's gonna be really funny! (trust me haha)

Please review. If you do and you don't like it please feel free to give me some advice but dont be rude or nasty. There's no need for it. If you enjoy it, well I'm glad ^_^ x


"Look, I'm telling you…Ramen is the food of the Gods! Believe it!" Naruto said to Sasuke and Sakura as they made their way to the training grounds, Naruto walking along with his hands clasped behind his head comfortably. "Naruto, nobody cares about your stupid Ramen fetish, right Sasuke?" Sakura replied haughtily ending in a sickly sweet voice as she smiled dreamily at the Uchiha "Hn." Sasuke answered in his usual descriptive self. Naruto pouted, "Sakura it's not a fetish…er haha – nervous laugh – what is a fetish..?" B A N G "NARUTO YOU'RE SUCH AN IDIOT!"

"That doesn't mean you have to hit me…" Naruto grumbled indignantly as he rubbed the visible growing bump on his head, Sakura stalked off to try and sweet talk herself around Sasuke who would answer with his brilliant vocabulary "Hn." which always resulted in her swooning even more…

"Oh Sasuke!"

"Hn"

"- squeal – that Chidori thing you did at the Chunin exams was SO amazing!"

"Hn."

"And it was so brave how you went after Gaara by yourself!"

"Hn"

"- blush, giggle – and it was so sweet! Lovely! Romantic! Breathtaking and and and! AH! How you saved me when Gaara went demon on us!"

"…"

"Huh? Are you OK Sasuke?" Naruto thought to himself grumpily still pouting she noticed the missing "Hn"…

"…Sakura. I told you already. It wasn't me who saved you. It was Naruto. Na-ru-to. Not me. Got it? Ok, good, let's not mention it again…E V E R. discussion closed." Silence. Naruto grinned as he thought to himself triumphantly YES! Finally! Sakura's gonna notice me!...And in a GOOD way! As a hero! Wooohooo!

Sakura looked at Sasuke thoughtfully, then she closed her eyes grinning waved her hand and said warmly, "Oh Sasuke! Don't be so modest!" Naruto – face palm – Aw man Sakura! Why! …so not cool, not cool…

The three young ninja arrived at the training ground to find their sensei, Kakashi Hatake, perched on one of the training ground trees (the same one which Naruto was tied to funny enough…) reading the ever popular (well to Kakashi anyway…) Icha Icha Paradise. "Wow, he's actually here on time…is the world gonna end or something?" Naruto said sarcastically still upset about the 'Sakura, he should be a hero, but she doesn't notice him' thing.

"Hey there! Today we're going to~" Kakashi was cut off mid-sentence,

"OH MY GOD! That's it isn't it! The world's gonna end? –gasp- just like in 'The Knowing' MAN I KNEW that movie had it right!"

"Naru~"

"Or are you just some kinda demon" Naruto pointed at Kakashi accusingly "replacing Kakashi and pretending to be Kakashi so we'll just think your Kakashi and then when we least expect it you'll jump at us squeezing out our eye balls and and and EATING THEM then giving us all thousands years of death repeatedly before tying us all up and throwing us in the river and then laughing evilly over our poor non-eyed swollen butt bodies drowning away before sitting down to read Kakashi's book to wait for the next poor ninja victims!" Naruto panted as everyone looked at him – sweat drops, white eyes – Kakashi finally cleared his throat, "Naruto."

"…Yes Sensei?"

"Shut up."

Team 7 along with their sensei started their training for the day…

Not far from the Training ground Rock Lee was attempting to do 500 push ups. However, due to the terrible injury he had received in the match against Gaara in the Chunin exams, Lee was left badly crippled. "490…" Lee struggled painfully as his damaged muscles and bones screamed in protest causing angry tears to stream down his face. "491…492…493…" perspiration settled on Lee's forehead as he battled against his body to reach 500. The medical nin had informed Lee that he would never be a ninja, due to his injuries being so severe he would be lucky if he ever walked without a walking stick again. Such a blow as this was incredible to Lee, being a ninja was what he had inspired to be his whole life. He was going to be a great ninja with only his Tai Jitsu. To be told he would never be a ninja was… "496…" it couldn't be true! He would prove that he could still be a great ninja! "497! I will do this!...498! If I can't reach 500 I will do 500 press ups! 499! I can do this!" But as he reached 499 Lee's body could take no more as it collapsed under the strain his bones and muscles were being put under. His muscles tearing painfully, Lee cried out in agony as his arms slipped from under him and he lay flat on the ground, his body shaking. His panting breaths coming in short gasping motions, "So…close…I won't give up! I will be a great ninja! I will make Gai Sensei proud!" tears came freely. Once Lee's breathing had settled he pushed himself up clumsily, reached for his cane and started to hobble towards the training grounds intending to do those 500 press ups as promised…

Shikamaru had been minding his own business as he dozed in a nearby tree near the training grounds. He yawned contentedly as he listened to team 7 and their sensei training down below. Shikamaru had not long ago been promoted to Chunin and ever since he had been getting stick for it from Choji and Ino, "Nice body warmer Shikamaru!" that was usually Choji, "How did you ever make Chunin? You're so lazy!" that was Ino, miss catty. Shikamaru sighed as he thought about all the little jokes, it was so troublesome. Hence him having a break from his team mates up in this here tree…Asuma sensei wasn't going to be pleased but to be frank Shikamaru was too laid back to care. He was lying back resting his head on his hands, gazing sleepily up through the tree's canopy. Watching the clouds drift dreamily by. His eyes began to droop as his breathing became deeper… "SHADOW CLONE JITSU!" Shikamaru's whole body jumped awake as Naruto's voice echoed through him. He lazily looked down to the ground to see Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke training with Kakashi off to the side slightly reading that Icha Icha Paradise crap…he sighed again and thought to himself I suppose I should get back to Asuma sensei and the others…not like I'm gonna get any peace here…then again…he turned back over and continued to look at the sky lazily it's just such a drag…

Hinata Hyuga, had always had a crush on Naruto Uzumaki. She had seen him fail (countless times) she had seen him trying (again, countless times) and she had seen him succeeding (This, this was only recent =P ) Many times Hinata had watched from the sides, hiding inconspicuously, watching lovingly at the blonde knuckled headed ninja she felt so connected to. Many would call this stalking, Hinata saw it as…observing. Naruto never noticed her and on the rare occasions that he did she just couldn't help but blush, stutter and even sometimes faint. She was just like that. Some would find that attractive (Just ask Kiba for crying out loud) It was that morning that she saw team 7 walking past, Naruto chatting away about Ramen, heading for the training grounds. She and her team mates weren't training so she decided to do some…observing. She followed team 7 keeping to the sides, masking her chakra, watching Naruto with all his goofiness with affection. When they arrived at the training grounds she hid a little way off behind a bush, smiling as she listened to Naruto's silly accusations of Kakashi being a demon (of all things). She continued to watch as they trained and Kakashi sensei read his book. Suddenly Kakashi stood, closed his book with a snap (which got his students attentions) and walked over to the young Genin…

"Right. Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke…listzen carefu-lly I shall say zis only once…" the three Genin blinked, Sasuke said suspiciously, "Okkk…" Kakashi continued in a less French like manner, "I have been practicing a new Gen Jitsu. The problem that I have discovered is that we need more chakra to improve it …or to be more precise…make it work. If we can do the jitsu together then it will give us a huge advantage if we need to use it against an enemy…" Sakura piped up with, "So how do we do it sensei?" Naruto sniggered, "Do 'IT'…hehe…" S M A C K – Sakura white eyes, anger sign - "IDIOT! CHA!" Kakashi – sweat drop – "…Well I'll lead the Gen Jitsu by doing a series of intricate hand signs…what you three have to do is concentrate your chakra to the centre of this point…" Kakashi made an X in the centre of where they were standing (they made a square, a person in each corner) "It's very important that you don't loose your concentration. This is a very complex jitsu and the consequences of anyone of you loosing focus…don't loose that concentration! It's the same type of focus you do when you walk on water or up a tree…just on a slightly grander scale."

All four ninja then sat in a square with their legs crossed, eyes closed, concentrating on the central point of the square. Kakashi started the Gen jitsu with a series of very complicated hand movements. Naruto shifted uncomfortably, oh man! I think I'm sitting on a stick! For crying out loud why the HELL is it always ME! Sasuke looked at Naruto from the corner of his eye and told him in a low quiet voice, "Stop it dobe. You're putting me off…don't loose focus…" Naruto bit back a retort remembering the focus that was important, but that bloody stick…OH MY FREAKIN GOD! I moved to try and get more comfortable! And now the stick has moved and it's sticking right up my…

"Naruto, stop fidgeting…" Sakura growled at him through clenched teeth. Naruto breathed deeply, placed his hands together like Sakura and Sasuke were doing, and focused his chakra to the centre, blocking out the bastard stick…Kakashi continued with the complicated hand signs. The jitsu was almost complete and (besides the stick) everything was going well. SNAP! Naruto heard what sounded like a branch snapping, the sound had came from his left… "Naruto! Stay focused!" Sasuke angrily stated. Naruto tried to focus but he was sure he could see a figure over behind that bush… "NARUTO!" Sakura shouted. Kakashi was in a deep trance as he neared the end of the hand signs… "You idiot! Your Chakra isn't centred! It's all over the place! Concentrate looser!" Naruto turned his head "ALRIGHT! I'M FOCUSED I'M FOCUSED I'M FOCUSED ALRIGHT!"

At that moment Kakashi completed the last of the hand signs and as he completed them Naruto in his frustration with Sasuke and Sakura and that mysterious figure and that god damn STICK (!) he focused ALL his chakra to the centre of the square… BANG! The most peculiar thing happened…there was a loud noise, the ground shuddered, almost like an explosion had occurred…There was this swirling pure white smoke that seemed to engulf everything…an incredibly strong vortex seemed to pull at the young ninja as they were sucked into some kind of abyss…and when it cleared…

Kakashi sat in the middle of the training ground, totally alone…he looked around, bewildered, as the scene dawned on him all he could say was, "Oh shit…"