Golden Kitsune Alchemist.
This is just one of numerous stories part of a series known as the Unleashed Series. It is a multi-series where the order of stories is on the profile. Naruto is the reincarnation of a race of beings to wipe out and is on a journey to rebuild this family, empire, and get revenge on his family's murderer with the only other surviving member of this massacre. His older brother; as Naruto fights the darkness in his heart he views both the spectrums and through this journey learns the truths of life as he is forever changed.
Anyway as you see I reposted this story which I will along with Kitsune of the Jewel as the only stories I update before I finish writing new chapters for the rest of my stories.
Three individuals found themselves traveling down a dirt road. ''We're lost...'' the midnight black hair man said turning the map to the side. ''Once again your sense of direction has got us lost Kakashi.'' the map bearing individual said in annoyance. The man was a rather tall one; built like a small tank and stood at a height of six feet and seven inches. His hair was as black as night, but his state of dress often caused confusion to those who viewed him the first time. He was wearing a pair of sandals, they were built in the style of the shinobi. He also wore light shorts, unusual for someone of that height along with a thief's belt and a plain sleeveless tunic. ''I see why people don't like to travel with you often Uzumaki-san. You're a magnet for unusual and boring situations.''
''I thought you were blaming Kakashi,'' the golden sun kissed haired man responded in annoyance as his hair swayed in the wind. The sound of their voices carried throughout the area. ''Who if he didn't insist on explaining what Icha Icha is to that twelve year old child we wouldn't have been chased out of that town.'' Uzumaki huffed in annoyance. He was dressed in a dark red Changshan, a traditional long shirt with a black and gold trim jacket over it along with black sandals.
''Now Naruto I thought spreading the wonders of our empire was second to gathering allies.'' Kakashi said turning a page in his book.
''Oh for heaven's sake you have three wives! Why do you insist on reading Icha Icha?'' Naruto asked as Kakashi shrugged.
''You have an empire of women? Why do you insist on writing them?''
''Touche...and I wish you two wouldn't wear clothes that stood out. At least I can bullshit I'm from the far east or something.'' Naruto said, more or less referencing Kakashi's outfit.
He was dressed in the standard entire of his village with iron plated gloves. The Black shirt with red spirals on the side matched his pants along with a green flak jacket. The man's lower portion of his face was eschewed by a mask and had silver-white hair that was spiky with a forehead protector covered his left scarred eye. The tall and fit man had a bored look on his face despite the fact he was reading an orange book. ''Not many people with silver hair run around after all.''
''It doesn't matter now. People can take one substance and transform it into something else or however this alchemy nonsense might as well set up camp.'' Tairneach suggested as Naruto relented. This was the last time he was going to complain about going it along. Unsealing camp equipment from the scrolls he began setting up the tents while Tairneach went hunting and Kakashi went to fetch water so preparations for dinner probably wouldn't begin for at least three hours from now.
As he prepared to light the fire from the wood he collected he paused, sensing something or someone. Naruto swung around with his hand poised ready to ignite a flame. During his solo travels before Kakashi and Tairneach arrived he took to trying to learn any alchemy he could. While this fire alchemy was interesting it wasn't something he was going to use extensively considering the other more useful avenues of fire manipulation out there. ''Show yourself; if you think I'm afraid to use this flame to fight then guess again,'' He said as he looked around.
In a flash his camp Fire was obliterated to nothingness. ''What the hell!'' He swore, trying to figure out how the intruder took it out. He didn't feel any change of the wind nor was the landscape altered in anyway. The elements were rather simplistic in this sort of world so the one element could have possibly evaporated the fire without leaving any evidence. ''Light,'' He breathe as a figure stepped out of the woods. The man looked to be in his thirties with blond hair and a goatee. Naruto struck out with his flames only to be obliterated by the stranger's Light based attacks.
''You seem to be the wiry type. I didn't mean to set you off, just a traveler living off the land.''
''You shouldn't skulk around. Considering that those with sensitive people like me are threatened to those of you who aren't normal.'' Naruto said as he gauged the man's reaction. To his credit the man didn't visibly flinch or anything. ''Anyway I don't care about that sort of stuff. As long as you don't threaten me and I won't say a word. Now since you destroyed my Fire I think you could at least tell me your name.''
''My name…you can call me Van Hohenheim.
Two years had passed since the trio had went their separate ways. They figured they could cover more ground if they did that, but mainly because he was tired of Kakashi cock blocking him, the bastard. Since when the hell was silver hair so damn popular anyway?
Anyway Naruto decided to forget about it as he went back to studying the beauty before him. She was a young woman with dark brown eyes and her outfit consisted of a black coat with white trims over a white shirt and a pair of pants made for mountain climbing. The cold didn't affect him to much but he could tell from the shivering she tried to hide that the cold just wasn't her element.
''Izumi,'' He called out to the woman as he held out pill. ''Take this…it'll warm you up,'' He said handing it to her. She hastily swallowed the pill waiting for the affects to kick in and in moments the cold seem to melt away. The eighteen year old didn't have much to her name and was looking to apprentice under the famous alchemist Silver Steiner. It was how he met her seeing as he wanted to continue his Alchemist training since Hohenheim just up and disappeared one day. It was only fair he departed Alchemist knowledge onto the blond for in exchange for eating the food his companions caught after all. Though it would only be once the survival exercise was over that the two would learn Silver Steiner had died some time ago, they met with his elder brother; supposedly famous for his Hand fighting technique; Gold Steiner.
Though of course at the time they were unaware before they took the test. The test in question was something remarkably simple; they both had to survive a month in Briggs Mountain with only a knife. During that time the two had spent aiding one another using both wits and their abilities to stay alive. After the test the blond was amazed at the beat down his new friend gave Steiner and the two agreed to keep in touch. 1899 rolled around and the blond found himself involved in the Ishbal war where he would meet some allies that would become long term friends long since the war had passed. The smooth talking ladies man Roy Mustang.
The eccentric and ever funny Maes Hughes who would not shut up about this super wonderful girl waiting for him. The very passionate albeit a bit weird Armstrong who inherited his family's art that was crafted OVER THE COURSE OF MANY GENERATIONS and apparently could summon sparkles at will which Naruto found himself strangely jealous of and lastly someone he hadn't seen in years since his apprenticeship under her father Riza Hawkeye. The sigh young woman surprisingly enough ended up being a skilled gun wielder. Whoa the world if she had a son or daughter and that child got together with Tenten's son or daughter; the ultimate marksman would be born and all targets would be royally fucked. A year had passed and the war was still going on as the blond and his friends kept on fighting in what this blond believed to be nothing more then a senseless conflict. Whenever he could he would turn his eye and let some Ishbalans escape.
While Naruto didn't agree with this whole thing he made it a habit not to jump into a situation without all the facts. It was like assuming the empire or kingdom was always evil at that the rebels were the good ideas instead of trying to find out who was in the wrong. After all who was to say the revolutionaries weren't trying to destabilize the government?
Currently Naruto was jumping from rooftop to rooftop until he dropped down to where the others were at. Maes was going off about his beautiful girl back home and how he couldn't stand the fact that at the moment guys could be making passes at her. ''Why are we friends with him again?'' Naruto asked with a half face palm as Roy shrugged.
''That reminds me…you need a woman,'' He said as Maes came up and draped his arms around them.
''He's right…when are you going to get yourself a…''Maes stopped as all three of them tensed; a noise setting off their senses. Naruto tried to smell the person out, but he couldn't pinpoint where he or she was because of all the blood and dead bodies. Out of nowhere a crazed looking Ishbalan popped out with a dagger. The three of them spun. Maes didn't have his gun, Roy was without his gloves, and Naruto left all his items in his tent meaning he would have to react with his natural abilities to disarm the man.
Though that wasn't necessary as a bullet exploded through the attacker's skull ripping through it as he fell. Blood and Brain decorated the ground as their heart beats slowed. ''Looks like we have a Hawk's Eye watching over us,'' Maes commented.
'Hawk's Eye…Hawkeye…Riza...' The blond put together as his eyes trailed to where the shot was as Maes continued.
''Yeah, it's a still nameless sniper. It's become quite a topic amongst the troops. She's still a cadet from the military academy, but at any rate she's got a good arm…It's seems she's been brought all the way out here…Ha…To think they have to pull out even a little chick like that…This must be the end.''
The war did come to a close soon after a long eight years to which Naruto was given the rank of colonel and was invited back to Resemebol by the Rockbells after he saved their lives from a crazed Ishbalan they were treated who was obviously under duress.
It was a nice refreshing change of pace. Naruto was hoping that he could rest in Resembol for a couple of months before getting in contact with Kakashi and Tairneach.
''Robert, Sara thank you again for inviting me,'' Naruto said as the train came to a stop at the station. As he expected from the area he could view from the train windows Resembol was a small and quaint little village; then again he did have their stories to go on.
''How many times do we have to tell you Naruto it's the least we could do.'' Robert replied, grateful the blond happened to have been there that day.
''My husband is right;we owe you our gratitude and lives for what you did…the thought of not being able to see my little girl again. I just don't know what would have happened if you hadn't come along.'' She said as Naruto grabbed her suitcase for her. ''Thank you.''
''No problem…at least now I have a place to stay.'' He said as they stepped off the train. The first person to greet them was Pinako, Robert's mother who was rather short woman who was within elderly age range, but not helpless or immobile and their daughter Winry who looked a lot like her mother. From behind them appeared an attractive woman in her late twenties and her two sons if his sense of smell and eyesight weren't failing him. After he finished greeting Pinako and Winry he made his way over to them. ''Hello,'' he greeted them with a friendly smile. ''…my name is Naruto Uzumaki,'' he said, keeping in mind that the people in this culture introduced their first names first,''... nice to meet you,'' He said extending his hand to her.
''H-Hello I'm Trisha,'' She greeted him taking his hand as she looked up into his eyes and blushed a bit. She quickly then shook off the feeling and said. ''These are my sons Edward and Alphonse,'' She said as Naruto bent down and held out his hand. While Al happily took it and shook it Ed just glared at him.
''Ed…don't be rude,'' Trisha scolded him as Naruto laughed.
''Its okay, not exactly the best thing to be open with everyone you meet.'' By now he was used to this sort of thing.
''Naruto are you ready to go?'' Sara asked him as he nodded and they all went to the Rockbells resident where Naruto explained how he saved Robert and Sara from certain death at the hands of an Ishbalan. The blond already knew he was going to enjoy his stay in Resembol.
The next day the the Elric brothers' rushed into the house, Ed, being hungry, smelling pie. Ed and Al turned to the kitchen."Mom, what're you making?'' Ed asked, running up to her.
"Raspberry Pie, your and Al's favorite,'' Trisha answered, setting the pie on the window seal.
"When can we have it, mom?'' Al asked, his mouth watering at the thought of the tasty treat.
"After dinner. Now, why don't you guys go into your fathers study, and study more alchemy, hmm?'' Trisha suggested.
"No thanks, mom, I've had enough studying for today,'' Al responded, feeling like his head would explode if he studied anything else.
"Well, I'm going to go study, so I'll catch ya later, Al!'' Ed said and ran off to the study.
"Well, Alphonse," said Trisha, "...why don't you help me make dinner? I could use some help.''
"Yeah, sure mom! I'll help! What's first?'' Al asked, eagerly.
"Well, you can start by gathering some vegetables in the garden,'' Trisha informed him after as Al ran off with an Okay. He came back in, reporting that there were very dark clouds out now."I can see that. But thanks for the report anyways,'' Trisha said, putting the plates on the table.
"Well, I did get the vegetables;'' Al said and lifted his basket of added apples and other real vegetables.
"Thank you Alphonse,'' said Trisha as she smiled, reached down and grabbed the basket from Alphonse. A little later, during dinner, it was raining hard outside, and there was the lightning and thunder to add to this. It wasn't supposed to be as dark as it was outside, but all the dark clouds blocked the little sunlight that was supposed to still be there. Suddenly, there were a few knocks on the door.
"Who could that be in this storm?'' Trisha quietly wondered to herself as she stood up.
"Wait, no, Mom, it's probably just Winry. She's stupid, so I wouldn't doubt that she'd be stupid enough to go outside like this.'' Ed said and stood up, rushing to the door.
"Brother, you know that's not true! Winry is 'Scared' of storms! She wouldn't go out in them! She hides in a corner and cries.'' Al said. Ed ignored him and opened the door. He was about to say, 'hello,' but stopped and looked up. It obviously wasn't Winry, and it wasn't anyone from the village.
"Hello there Ed is your mother home?'' Naruto asked.
"Mom!'' Ed called for her. Trisha came walking over.
"Oh…hello there Naruto," she said in a friendly tone, "...what brings you here?''
''Well you see there's something I wanted to talk to you about…a person from your past,'' He stated as Alphonse ran up next to his brother.
"Brother, who is it?'' Al asked, and then looked up.
"Oh, a question? Well come in, come in. There's no sense in staying out in this rain.'' Trisha said, letting him in.
It was getting late and Naruto and Trisha were still talking. He was trying to find the whereabouts of Hohenhiem. His simple questioned bloomed into a full blown discussion on several topics. The two were so absorbed in their discussion they didn't notice Ed and Al listening in.
Naruto finished his tea and handed the cup to Trisha.
"Well, I should be going. I need to continue my search," he said standing up.
"But it's pouring outside," said Trisha, "you'll be soaking wet!"
"I know, but I need to head back," said Naruto.
He grabbed his coat and opened the door, only to be greeted by loud thunder, lighting, and a torrent of rain.
"On second thought… do you mind until I wait out the storm?" Naruto asked as he closed the door.
"Yes, we have an extra room you can use," said Trisha.
''Thank you,'' He said as she led him to the spare room.
That morning, everyone was up but Edward. Al had been hanging around his mom, Trisha, and Naruto all morning, getting into the conversations and starting ones.
"Brother will be happy to hear you're going, but I think you should stay another day. I mean, it's all wet outside. You could get hurt if you go to fast.'' Al said, obvious in his attempts to keep the stranger around. He didn't have many memories of his father or how his mother was when he was around. Though he was perceptive enough to sense his mom's loneliness whenever she took notice of another couple and how distant she would become at times.
''I guess I could stay another day…I'm sure the Rockbells wouldn't mind,'' He said, smiling at Trisha. She smiled back. Al smiled to himself, without the others knowing. He was right. He had to be right. Ed would hate this, Al knew. But, if Al could do something to stop the man from leaving, without hurting him or anyone else, he'd have to stay at least another day.
Al knew that, even if his mom and Naruto just thought of each other of friends, he didn't want them to be separated just yet. They needed time, and he seemed like the perfect person to be able to make his mom happy again.
"He'll be glad? And why is that?'' Trisha asked.
"I don't know, but mom, I'm going over to Winry's, we'll go play by the river and be gone awhile, so if Ed wakes up, tell him that.'' Al said, and then waited for a reply.
"Okay, just be sure to be back for lunch.'' Trisha said and watched Al run up to his and Ed's room.
Al dressed himself in some regular cloths, and put on the best shoes he had for running in, and then left his brother a note, and ran off out of the house and down the trail, heading for the train station. He had to get there and back before noon. Along his way, he ran into Winry. She was wearing a red summer dress, and some sandals; her hair was down today.
"Hey Al, what's the hurry?'' She asked, running up along side him.
"If I tell you Winry, please don't tell anyone! Not even mom! She can't know. And I already feel bad enough for lying to her, but now I don't feel as bad, because you're here with me!'' Al said, continuing his run.
"What did you lie to her about, and where's jerk?'' Winry asked, referring to Ed. Ed had never really apologized to her, and she was still mad.
"Well, Naruto came to our house asking us about dad last night. He stayed with us because the storm outside," Alphonse explained, "Ed doesn't like him, but mom does, and I think that they like each other, so I'm going to keep him from leaving without hurting him or anybody else.''
"Why don't you have jerk do it?'' Winry asked.
"Because, Ed wouldn't believe me. He'd refuse to believe it, and he'd be mad at me for thinking that way, and we'd only end up getting into a fight. Sides, even if he did believe me, he'd only end up hurting the poor man.'' Al said, then was about to say something else but slipped in a puddle left by the rain. He screamed and fell to the ground.
"Alphonse! Are you okay?'' Winry asked in worry as she helped Al up.
It was the next day and things went on per usual.''I'm sorry about this Naruto,'' She said as she gave him a spare set of Hohenhiem's old clothing. Ed had 'accidentally' spilled hot soup all over him.
''It was an accident I'm sure...'' he said with a sigh. He really liked that shirt and the washing methods of this time period would not restore it.
''I just don't understand what's gotten into him.''
''He doesn't want to see you hurt again,'' He said simply as she looked over to him. ''I don't know why he left…a beautiful wife…two sons,'' Why do people give up stuff like this? Back then when I was just Uzumaki Naruto and before I became a genin I would have given anything…anything for just a simple hug. ''He thinks I'll just up and leave and break your heart,'' Naruto said as she stood up from the couch. ''I thank you for your hospitality but I better go…I see you later,'' He said leaving Trisha to her thoughts.
A few months later from that day on came over everyday after that and started teaching the boys alchemy. Everyday the attraction, both physically and emotionally built up between them. Even Ed had finally relented and taking a liking to Naruto. Right around this time he came back after a good run and a frantic Trisha ran into his arms. He was able to make out between her sobs tat the boys were missing so he went out and looked for them. By nightfall he had returned with the two boys and asked her what happened. Apparently she was talking to Sara and the boys overheard them. She said that the night before he left Hohenhiem was mumbling to himself, something about it being a mistake, also about him being here. She wasn't sure what to make of it but he figured the boys ran off interpreting that they were the Naruto went out to ponder this Trisha was currently debating whether or not to open her heart up to the blond. He had asked her out a few days ago but she reluctantly turned him down.
''Why are you doing this to yourself?'' Sara couldn't help but ask Trisha. She had been observing her friend the past few weeks and noticed the subtle changes. ''Naruto is nice man.''
''I know Sara…but it's just…'' Trisha was completely unsure on how to answer her question. She had some hope that Hohenheim would come back, but with each passing day that hoped waned.
''But nothing Trisha; I hate to say this but he isn't coming back. You should at least give Naruto a chance,'' Robert told her as he entered the room with a tray of sandwiches.
''What about you boys…should I do it?'' Trisha asked her two sons who nodded. ''I'm out numbered it seems…very well.''
''They never can get quite the right shipment.'' Naruto murmured shifting through the tomatoes. He was at the market shopping for dinner. Small village equated to small variety simply enough.
''Hello there Naruto, lovely day we're having.'' Trisha greeted as she walked up to him, carrying a basket of ingredients with her.
''Well hello there Trisha. So what brings you here? Besides shopping I mean?'' he asked, having to resist the urge to give himself a dope slap.
''Actually,'' She started as she began blushing. She never found herself in this sort of position before. Though she was going to stand firm to this decision. ''I was wandering if you would join me for dinner tomorrow night? I understand if…''
''I love too,'' He answered cutting her off. ''Say around eight?''
''Yes…'' She answered as her heart thumped in her chest.
''It's a date then,'' He answered as he picked up her hand kissed it. ''I'll see you then,'' he said as he continued his shopping.
Responses to Reviews from the old version.
Ok. First off, I am glad that Trisha, Rose, and Sheska are a given to be a part of Naruto's harem. They are all beautiful in their own way and are able to help Naruto in his plans to rebuild his clan, especially Sheska and her ability to remember anything she has ever read with her photographic memory.
1. Yes that is an interesting quality to have and there is never just enough focus on minor characters.
Now if I am going to vote for anymore women to be added to his harem, I am telling you now I will vote for women/girls who are not only pretty/beautiful but who also are able to contribute in some way to furthering Naruto's cause to rule the multiverse and contribute in some way to repopulating his clan and strengthening his celestial army. First on my voting list is Catherine Elle Armstrong. Not only is she beautiful, fully figured, and incredibly strong for her petite size, but she is a part of the illustrious Armstrong family who have contributed to the Amestris army and furthering the country of Amestris. If Naruto were to be paired with her, he would have the Armstrong family as an ally and further strengthen his own celestial army with strong and skill soldiers and alchemists.
2. Yes now I wish I had fair reasoning like that all the time.
Second on my voting list is Winry Rockbell. Even though she is only fifteen when the series starts and isn't a warrior, she is beautiful, nicely figured, AND is a talented and skilled auto mail mechanic. Think about it. If any of Naruto's allies or friends, who don't have regenerative abilities, ever gets their limbs cut off, he would have an auto-mail medic and mechanic on hand to help them and further strengthen them and his army.
Yeah this is a no go. The only reason I see this working is to write Ed and Al out of the fic. But someone will say make someone else their mother and that leads to a whole bunch of shenanigans I'm not going to bother with.
Third and final on my voting list would be May Chang. Yeah, she is younger and clearly not old enough to marry yet but Naruto can have her as a fiance of sorts until she is old enough to marry. May is not only a skilled martial artist and a skilled and talented alchemist, but she is also one of many princesses of Xing who has a chance of inheriting the throne. This would give Naruto access to another powerful country to help further his goals to strengthen his celestial army and slowly start to conquer and rule all of the multi-verse. These are my choices on who to pair Naruto with along with Trisha, Rose, and Sheska. I hope you like my choices and my explanations for each one. Good luck on the rewrite for this fanfic! I will certainly read it when it finally comes out!
3. She's kind of young and its awkward. I suppose it's an age up but I can't recall at the moment if there are moments between her and Al that pertains to the plot.
The Fanfic Critic
Yeah I guess that makes sense. Anyway I have so many other stories to focus on I don't have the time to worry endlessly on a choice the fans could do for me.
The Best of Naruto
Yeah and to be honest if anyone has ideas for Lust I'm willing to hear them. (Anyway I study the characters and they all seem to be their sin personified except for Lust. She really didn't fall her Sin's theme like one would think.
1. Gracia Hughes (After Maes Hughes dies), Yeah that does kind of make sense. I went over brotherhood and since I'm going primary brotherhood I realize how much character development for Roy depends on this.
2. Izumi (you can make her not married.), I might not go with this. Only because of the epic Major and Seigfred scene towards the end of the series. I swear to god I don't think I ever laughed that most during a non comedy.
Maria Ross (she can be the one that has a crush on Naruto, and treats Ed and Al like her own sons.) I'm confused by the latter statement?
Olivier Mira Armstrong (She seems like a rival for Naruto at first.)-Yeah that doesn't make sense. The rival thing.
Riza Hawkeye(Naruto tries to go on a date with her, but she usually sees him a perv until something happens to change a opinion.)-That actually would be pretty funny.
Ressie-Yeah he can time-travel. He's a dimension hopper.
Lexum09-I know and yeah I'm keeping the thing and as for Izumi I don't know.
Castigar0- That animal thing is pretty obvious. Also how would she be a good fit for the harem? I really hate suggestion for women based on their looks and not their intelligence or what they could add so please give better justification then that she's hot. Why would Naruto be scared of Riza?