Chapter 1: Legend in the Making.
Disclaimer: I do not nor ever will own Naruto.
I have taken the liberty to change some things, such as ages, teams, and some of the characters personalities in order to make the story line make more sense.
1am Day Before Team Selections.
Ithad been one week since the incident with Mizuki. He felt hurt that he had been lied to for his whole life. He felt scared that those who knew him would turn and hate him like the rest. Needless to say he was an emotional wreck. And to add on to his already bad day he had team selections in five hours. So as Naruto thought about his situation he found a solution. He would prove this village wrong. And he would start to take his training seriously.
6am Team Selections
Everyone was in their seats as Iruka started on his lecture before giving the assigned team rosters. While most had their own thoughts and for the most part ignored him. One thing they all had in common was
'What happened to Naruto?'
Naruto arrived early that morning much to the surprise of everyone in the class. But what scared them most was the lack of orange! Instead Naruto was now clad in black Jonin style pants, a fishnet shirt under a black Jonin style vest, and a red coat with black flames licking the bottom (same coat as the fight with Pein). And what really threw them for a loop was the black katana strapped to his back. Of course his knew attire and weapon where courtesy of the Hokage.
"Hey Jiji can I ask you for a favor?" asked the nervous Naruto.
The Sandaime Hokage now broken from his thoughts turned to address his adoptive grandson.
"Of course Naruto-kun, you know that I will always help you with what I can." Replied the old Kage.
"Well I was just wondering if you're not busy of course if you could help me get some things for me today." – Naruto
"Like what Naruto?" – Hiruzen
"Well I was thinking that since starting today I was going to be a shinobi that maybe I should get some new clothes and equipment?"- Naruto
Hiruzen now worried.
'What the hell? I've been trying for months to get rid of that orange monstrosity. He absolutely loved that thing.'
"Why of course Naruto-kun, but why the sudden change?" – Hiruzen
"I'm not sure I just thought it was time for me to get serious" – Naruto
"What do you have in mind Naruto?" asked the now interested Hokage.
"Some new clothes instead of this target I'm wearing now and maybe a weapon I could learn to specialize in? Like a sword maybe." - Naruto
That how ever did not surprise Hiruzen in the slightest. He knew Naruto was a smart kid despite his normally loud mouthed idiot persona. Despite the way he acted Naruto was highly intelligent. He knew Naruto's reasons behind his pranks and why he wore a bright orange jumpsuit. His pranks if one were to think on it more than a plea for attention, were well thought out and required ingenious planning. His jumpsuit was used as training for his stealth skills. After all if he could hide from Anbu in bright orange he could hide from any one in a darker color such as black or even a dark blue. These reasons that Naruto had explained several times were training in strategy and stealth. Deception was a ninja's greatest tool and Naruto utilized it perfectly. And every one considered him an idiot! Well not everyone.
As Hiruzen recalled Naruto had quite a bit of fans in the shinobi population. He suddenly got a very pervy smirk on his face.
'Kid you don't even realize how lucky you are' thought the aged Kage.
"Team 7 will be…" said Iruka.
Naruto quickly snapping out of his thoughts began to listen to his sensei.
"Sakura Haruno, Sasuke Uchiha, and Hinata Hyuga under Kakashi Hatake"
"Team 8 will be Shikamaru Nara, Kiba Inuzuka, and Naruto Uzumaki under Kurenai Yuhi"
"Team 9 is still in rotation from last year."
"And finally Team 10 will be Ino Yamanaka, Shino Aburame, and Choji Akimichi under Asuma Sarutobi"
After receiving numerous complaints (mostly from Ino and Kiba) about the team placements Iruka finally snapped.
"WILL YOU ALL JUST SHUT UP AND STOP COMPLAINING!"
Everyone quickly became quiet.
"Now if you have complaints about your placements, take it up with Hokage-sama it was his decision on where you were placed not mine" replied a very annoyed Iruka.
"As I was about to say I am glad I had the honor to teach all of you and expect to hear great things from you in the future. If you all wait here your new Jonin Senseis should be here shortly. Have a great day everyone."
Everyone sat quietly as Jonin after Jonin came to retrieve their teams. After about fifteen minutes the door opened to reveal one Kurenai Yuhi.
'Whoa! She's gorgeous and those eyes their so pretty.' Thought Naruto.
"Team 8 meet me at Training Ground 8" stated Kurenai in a calm demeanor.
'And she's our sensei too!' Thought an ecstatic Naruto.
And with that Team 8 left to follow their newly appointed sensei.
"Well I thought this was gonna be horrible being stuck with the dobe but having a hot sensei makes up for it." Stated an overly confident Kiba. Totally oblivious to his know slightly miffed sensei.
"Oh please an angel like her wouldn't be interested in a mutt like you Kiba" said Naruto.
An argument soon started between the two.
*sigh* "Troublesome" - Shikamaru
The now blushing Kurenai thought to herself 'Naruto-kun thinks I'm an angel!'
They were all torn from their thoughts as they arrived at their destination.
Kurenai finally under control of her blush turned and said "Now I believe that since we are here we should start with introductions. Please state your name, likes, dislikes, and goals. I will go first. My name is Kurenai Yuhi. I like sweets, my friends, and a certain shinobi. I dislike perverts, rapists and sexists. My goals for the future are to see you all become Jonin and to gain the attention of a certain someone."
"My name is Kiba Inuzuka. My likes are my clan, Akamaru, learning my clan's techniques and sexy girls. I dislike those who hurt animals and those in my clan, and guys who try to date my sister Hana. My goal is to be the new Inuzuka Clan Head "
*sigh*"How troublesome, my name is Shikamaru Nara. I like watching clouds and playing shogi. I dislike troublesome things and my goal is to be Clan Head"
"My name is Naruto Uzumaki. My likes are ramen, foxes, Kenjutsu, and learning new jutsu. I dislike ignorant people and perverts. My goal is to be one of the best shinobi in all the Elemental Nations. "
'So I have a lazy genius, a horn dog and an enigma that is Naruto Uzumaki'
"Well now that that's out of the way meet me here at 8am tomorrow morning for your survival test." – Kurenai who then shushins away with a certain blonde on her mind.
Well that was my first attempt at a fanfic. Please review and give me your thoughts.