Heart of Fury
Welcome to Heart of Fury. I decided to write something where Naruto is the one that goes rouge instead of Sasuke. I do hope you enjoy this fic.
Legal stuff: I don't own Naruto or any of its characters. Just my fics and ocs.
Naruto floated in the air above the Village Hidden in the Leaves, which had been partly destroyed. "Now this village will know my pain!" he said, using chakra to magnify his voice so that everyone heard him. "Shinra Tensei!" he said, using a large scale version of the jutsu to demolish the village, leaving a huge crater where the village once was, surrounded by what rubble wasn't forced out the gates. As he surveyed his handiwork, a giant puff of smoke appeared in the crater. Landing in the crater, he waited for the smoke to clear. "So, you came to me," he said, seeing Gamabunta and two other toads he had never seem before, along with a smaller, but still huge toad on Gamabunta's head. But what he was focused on was the woman standing on top of the smaller toad.
(Three years earlier)
"Sasuke, would you like to go on a date with me?" Sakura asked the Uchiha prodigy.
"No. Now leave me alone. You're annoying," Sasuke said before walking off, leaving Sakura with her feelings hurt.
"I'll go on a date with you, Sakura-chan," Naruto said, only to be slapped by the subject of his affections.
"For the last time, I don't want to go on a date with you!" Sakura snapped. "I won't date you, and never will! Stay out of my life, you dense, irritating, annoying waste of space!" with that, she stormed off, leaving Naruto standing there, his heart breaking.
"Sakura-chan..." he muttered. So overcome was he by pain that he didn't even notice the group of chunin approaching him.
"She's right, you know," one said. "You are a waste of space."
"So do us all a favor and die, you demon," another of the chunin said as they drew weapons.
Naruto just stood there, a look of rage forming on his face. "I... am not... A DEMON!" he screamed as he rounded on them, his eyes filled with fury as they took a new appearance, his irises turning purple along with his scleras, which held a ripple pattern. "LEAVE ME ALONE!" he screamed as he lost himself. The next thing he knew, he was surrounded by the chunins' corpses. Looking at a puddle made by the recent rain, he saw his eyes. "What is this? Some kind of dojutsu?" Focusing chakra into his eyes, he deactivated it, seeing his normal eyes, he looked at the corpses, an uncaring frown on his face. "I guess they want me to leave. Fine. I'll give them what they want."
Around three hours later, Naruto was walking down the path toward the gate, intent on leaving.
"Naruto, what are you doing?" Sakura asked, having run to find him.
"What do you want, Sakura?" Naruto asked.
Sakura gasped, noting that he didn't add 'chan' to her name. "You're packed for a trip, and this is the only path out of the village. You're not, leaving are you?"
"Don't try to stop me," Naruto said, not looking at her. "I'm done with this village."
"Naruto, this is your home!" Sakura said. "You can't abandon us!"
"Why do you care?" Naruto asked. "I seem to remember you calling me a dense, irritating, annoying waste of space."
"I... I was upset when I said that," Sakura said. "I don't think you're any of those things. I'm sorry! Please, forgive me! Please don't go! The truth is, I need you in my life! You've always been there for me! Your date offers when Sasuke rejected me, even though I refused, they made me feel better, made me feel wanted. I got to thinking about it, and about my feelings. Naruto, I realize now, just how much you mean to me! I-" Before she could continue, Naruto was behind her.
"Sakura..." he began. "I hate you." With that, he knocked her out, and left her there as he departed.
Sakura awoke hours later, the sun having begun its ascent. "Naruto... I love you," she muttered, tears beginning to fall from her eyes. "I have to tell Lady Tsunade."
Once informed, Tsunade quickly put together a team to retrieve Naruto, consisting of Shikamaru, Kiba, Choji, Neji, and Sasuke. The group were about to leave after Kiba got Naruto's scent when Sakura came running toward them.
"Sakura?" Sasuke asked as the pinkete caught her breath.
"I couldn't stop him," Sakura said. "I tried, but he wouldn't listen," she said as she started crying. "I love him! I love him so much! I just wish I had realized it before this happened! Sasuke, I don't know who else to turn to! Only you can! Please, bring him home! Please bring Naruto back to me!"
Sasuke looked at her. "Sakura, I give you my word, that I'll bring him back. When I return, you'll have the dead last in your arms. I promise you that."
Sakura looked at him, giving him a small smile through her tears. "Sasuke, thank you!"
"Let's go, so you can keep that promise," Kiba said, smiling at Sakura.
"Right," Sasuke said as the group turned and headed out to retrieve Naruto.
Naruto arrived at the Final Valley, jumping from the statue of Hashirama Senju to that of Madara Uchiha, stopping when he heard a voice call to him.
"Naruto!" Sasuke yelled as he and the rest of the team landed on Hashirama's statue.
Naruto turned to look at them shocking them with the fact that his eyes were no longer bright and vibrant. They were now cold and uncaring. "So, she sent you."
Sakura's pleading voice echoed in Sasuke's mind. "Please, bring him home! Please bring Naruto back to me!"
"What the hell are you doing, dead last?" Sasuke asked.
Naruto didn't answer, remaining silent.
"Answer me, dammit!" Sasuke yelled.
"Like I told Sakura, I'm done with the Leaf," Naruto said. "It's over, just leave me alone."
Sasuke glared at Naruto, making him chuckle.
"What's with the angry face?" Naruto asked, grinning darkly.
"Why, Naruto? Why are you doing this to us?" Kiba yelled. "What made you end up like this? Why are you doing it?"
"Why should you care what I do?" Naruto asked. "It's my business, not yours," he said, making them gasp. "I have my own path to follow, and nothing will steer me from it. I'll tell you this much though. My days of playing ninja with you kids in the Leaf Village... are done." With that, he turned and started walking away, only to turn after seeing a shadow, seeing Shikamaru, in a rare display of recklessness, coming at him.
"Not so fast, Naruto! Are you really telling us that all that bonding we did as comrades was for nothing?" Shikamaru yelled as he tackled Naruto to the ground and punched him in the face.
Naruto looked at him, still without emotion, and spit some blood onto Shikamaru's cheek. "Comrades huh? Just a fancy term for friends. If you were my friends, you'd have been there to help me when the villagers would beat me, throw me out of their shops, and generally abuse me for crimes I didn't commit."
"What are you talking about?" Shikamaru asked.
Naruto grinned. "I've got the Nine-Tailed Fox sealed inside me."
"So what?" Shikamaru yelled. "So you're a Jinchuriki! Who cares? We know you're not the Nine-Tails! If anyone's a monster, the people who wrongly judged you!"
Naruto looked at him, his grin still present. "Well, if you insist on getting in my way, it can't be helped," he said, his whisker marks darkening, his nails becoming claws, and his eyes becoming blood red with slitted pupils before he grabbed Shikamaru's vest.
"We don't want to fight you, Naruto," Shikamaru said.
"I don't give a damn what you want," Naruto said before lifting Shikamaru by his vest, standing up in the process, and holding Shikamaru in the air before letting go and punching him in the gut.
Shikamaru coughed up blood from the force of the blow before flying backward into the river between the statues.
Sasuke, Kiba, Neji, and Choji ran over to check on him.
"Shikamaru, are you okay?" Choji asked.
"I'll be fine," Shikamaru said, standing up.
Neji activated his Byakugan and charged toward Naruto. "Stop this, Naruto! Wake up before it's too late!" he yelled as he jumped at him, Naruto meeting him halfway and dodging Neji's attack before hitting him with a kick to the face, grabbing Neji's hip pouch from him before Neji flew back into the water.
"I have woken up, don't you see that?" Naruto asked. "The guy who dreamed of a future of peace and happiness, and being acknowledged as Hokage... he was the one who was asleep. That's why I left the village. It's not the future I dream of anymore... only the past," he said, thinking of all the times he was chased and beaten without knowing why, his hatred of the villagers growing.
Kiba growled and went to all fours. "Beast Mimicry!" he said, becoming more feral looking and charging at Naruto before jumping and spinning. "Tunneling Fang!" he yelled
Naruto dodged and threw a kunai at Akamaru, who dodged while Kiba circled around for another attack, which Naruto countered with a punch to Kiba's face, sending him into the water.
Choji pulled out a case with three pills in it.
Shikamaru gasped. "Choji, you're not resorting to that, are you?"
"I don't have any choice, Shikamaru," Choji said as he pulled out the green pill and put the case away before popping the pill into his mouth. "it's obvious that we'll have to bring him back by force."
"You're right," Sasuke said, activating his Sharingan.
Choji ran at Naruto and jumped into the air, bringing up a kunai chain around himself with the kunai pointing outward. "Expansion Jutsu!" he exclaimed, expanding and holding the kunai in place as he started rolling at Naruto. "Needle Human Boulder!"
Naruto jumped to the shore the group was on, only to be caught in the Shadow Possession Jutsu.
Choji took the opportunty and headed toward Naruto full speed.
Naruto, with slight difficulty, raised his hand, resisting the Shadow Possession.
"No way! He's resisting?" Shikamaru gasped.
Naruto caught and stopped Choji one handed, thanks to the Nine-Tails, and threw him at Shikamaru, who broke the shadow possession to dodge.
"I hope that woke you up," Naruto said. "Now you know I'm not messing around."
Neji ran at Naruto, going into an attack on Naruto's chakra points.
Naruto parried the attacks and punched Neji in the face, sending him through a tree.
"You still think we're on the same side, don't you?" Naruto asked, turning to Shikamaru. "If you're still not convinced, then I'll just have to spell it out for you!" he yelled, charging at Shikamaru and hitting him with a barrage of full strength punches, finishing with a Rasengan to the gut, which sent him through several trees and knocked him out. "One down."
Kiba fed Akamaru a food pill and ate one as well. "Human Mimicry!" he said, the now red furred Akamaru becoming a feral looking version of Kiba, matching Kiba, who was still under the effect of Beast Mimicry.
Choji got the his feet and pulled out the pill case, removing the yellow pill and putting the case away before eating the pill and making a hand sign. "Partial Expansion Jutsu! Both Arms!" he exclaimed, his arms growing larger as Kiba and Akamaru charged and started spinning. "Fang over Fang!" he yelled as he and Akamaru began their assault, with support from Choji as well.
Naruto dodged the attacks and grabbed Kiba and Akamaru by their necks before throwing them into the statue of Madara.
Choji reduced his arms to their normal size and made a hand sign before jumping into the air. "Super Expansion Jutsu!" he yelled, becoming about twice as large as the statue head, and came falling toward Naruto, who braced himself as Choji landed on him. Choji thought that thanks to the Nine-Tails, Naruto would only be rendered unconscious, until he felt himself being lifted slowly.
Naruto lifted Choji off himself, having difficulty even with both arms, and threw him off him, toward Sasuke.
Choji returned to normal size before he hit Sasuke, who was dazed by the impact.
Naruto noticed Neji emerge from the trees, beaten, but still able to fight. Forming a Rasengan, Naruto charged at Neji, who changed his stance.
"Rotation!" Neji yelled, forming the chakra barrier just before the Rasengan hit. The barrier held for near a minute before the Rasengan broke through and hit Neji in the gut, sending him flying into the statue, knocking him out.
"Two down," Naruto said as Kiba and Akamaru stood.
"Let's go, Akamaru!" Kiba yelled as they ran at him, Akamaru jumping into the air and spinning. "Dynamic Marking!" he yelled as Akamaru peed on Naruto before landing on Kiba's back. "Combined Transformation!" he yelled as a cloud of smoke engulfed them, revealing a twin headed wolf. "Twin Headed Wolf!" he yelled before charging and jumping into the air. "Wolf Fang over Fang!" he yelled as he started spinning, going at Naruto.
Naruto dodged, feeling the wind from the attack nick his ankle as Kiba came at him again, and hit him with a glancing blow, only for Naruto to be replaced by a log as Kiba stopped and sniffed around, finding Naruto again, he started his attack again. Naruto got an idea, figuring that Kiba couldn't see, given how fast he was spinning, and was tracking him by scent. So he led Kiba down into the valley and tricked him into colliding with the valley wall head on, knocking him and Akamaru out as their transformation was undone. "Three down."
Choji and Sasuke jumped down to face Naruto, who turned to them.
"So pathetic," Naruto said, grinning.
Choji pulled out his pill case again and pulled out the red pill, dropping the case to the ground and taking the pill, his chakra flaring visibly as butterfly wings on his back, that gathered around his hand before he charged at naruto, throwing his punch. "Butterfly Bomb!" he yelled, aiming for a glancing blow to prevent Naruto from fighting.
Naruto grinned and grabbed the wrist of that hand and threw Choji into the valley wall. His attack wasted, Choji passed out. "Four down," he said as he turned to Sasuke. "It's just us now, Sasuke."
Sasuke glared at him, his Sharingan flaring. "Naruto, I won't let you abandon us! You're coming back to the village! Even though I was the only one said it outloud, we all swore to Sakura, that we would bring you back to her! She cried when you left, and begged us to bring you home! She's suffering without you!"
"Good," Naruto said. "She deserves that pain."
"She loves you, Naruto!" Sasuke yelled.
"No, she doesn't," Naruto said.
"You have no idea how wrong you are!" Sasuke said. "I'm going to keep my promise! Even if I have to break every bone in your body and drag you back!"
Naruto looked at him, looking confused and perhaps a little sad, if Sasuke's eyes weren't lying. "Why? Why would you go so far for me?"
"Because, you, Sakura, and Kakashi, are the first people I've had meaningful bonds with since my clan was slaughtered," Sasuke said. "I know the pain of being alone. I know what you've been through!"
"Just shut up!" Naruto snapped. "What the hell do you know about it? Sure, you've felt loneliness, but you had a family! I was alone from the very beginning! I'm suffering now because I never had those ties! How could you possibly know what it feels like to go through that?" he yelled.
Sasuke looked at him. "But you have those ties. I've seen you have ramen with Iruka. The way you two act around each other, that's what having a father is like. And our interactions, even though we're rivals, and we fought a lot. That's what having a brother is like! You're more of a brother to me than Itachi ever was! My bond with you is my most cherished one! I won't give it up without a fight!"
Naruto looked the ground for a few moments, a sad look on his face before he reached up and took his headband off before drawing a kunai. "It's too late, Sasuke," he said as he carved a horizontal scratch through the leaf symbol on his headband and put the Kunai away. "It's just too late," he said, putting the headband back on. "I can't turn back."
Sasuke looked at him in shock, his Sharingan gaining a third tomoe in each eye. "I'll do whatever it takes to stop you."
Naruto's gaze hardened. "If that's how it is...then I'll just have to sever that bond!" he said as he took a stance.
Sasuke took a stance as well. "Naruto!"
"Come, Sasuke! It's time you and I had this out... as equals!" Naruto said.
So, what do you think of the first chapter? Review and give me your opinions. Until next time, I bid you all a most respectful farewell.