X and Star
Standing at the end of a pier was a young auburn haired woman with exotic orange skin and dazzling emerald green eyes. She seemed to be gazing out to the horizon as the gentle breeze of the skin gently breezed against her skin. This woman was clad in a violet and black striped T-shirt and Blue Jeans.
She was one of Jump City's biggest celebrities and the well known super hero, Starfire of the Teen Titans. The area she was at was usually abandoned during the weekdays thanks to the frequency of monster from the deep attacks the city had been experiencing lately.
''I wasn't aware someone else enjoyed these sights.'' a voice said causing Starfire to turned. The person in question had a friendly smile, with light and bright eyes; cerulean in fact and full of mystery and curiosity. His hair was a golden shade of blond and on his face was the most unusual feature that the young woman only seen on the earth's feline creatures. Whiskers in fact, three on each cheek; the young man in question was about her height which was surprising considering that Starfire was a rather tall girl. He was also wearing black cargo pants and sleeveless red shirt, a trench coat and what looked liked a utility belt and a watch on his right wrist, and an emerald jewel hanging from his thread around his neck.
''Hello, I believe we haven't met.'' Starfire said as she extended her hand.''I am...''
''Starfire of the Teen Titans.'' the young man finished for her. ''Yeah, you're pretty well known.'' the young man said with a grin. ''I'm Naruto Uzumaki nice to meet you.'' he said taking her hand and kissing the back of it. ''I'm a pretty big fan. so its kind of surreal to meet you like this.''
''Why thank you. So what brings you here Naruto Uzumaki?'' she asked as the blond chuckle.
''Nothing really...just hoping to catch some breeze.'' he said as he turned to her and noticed her quizzical look. ''It's an Earth Expression; my way of saying I'm out for some fresh air. ''
''Aah I see...'' she said with a nod, ''...I'm still trying to get used to Earthly sayings and such.''
''Besides the monster attacks things have been quiet lately,'' he said as he rested her arms on the wooden rails. ''It really allows one to see the beauty around them.'' he then suddenly stood up. ''I hope I'm not prying or this is too sudden, but are you seeing anyone?'' he asked as Starfire was a bit startled by his question.
''Well no, but I'm curious as to why you are concerned with such things? You hardly know me.''
The blond then chuckled and said something that sent red flags off in her her head. ''I know more then you would believe Cutie.'' It was the voice of Red-X, that same cocky and flirtatious tone he often used when speaking with her. Reacting immediately Starfire took to the air and fired some star bolts at the blond who dodged them rather easily.
Reaching into some of the pockets of his belt Naruto threw some red balls at Starfire who vaporized them with her eye-bolts. ''The same trick won't work on me Red-X.'' she said as bolts formed in her hand.
''I guess you're right. Then let's pull out some new tricks.'' he said putting his fingers into the form of a cross. He then whispered something to himself that Starfire couldn't identify as ten more Narutos appeared. Starfire quickly recovered from her stupefaction as the Narutos leaped up at her. She swung her legs, clocking them in the head as she tried to put some distance when one of them took a hold of her sneaker clad foot. Two of them shot up above her and did some weird hand gesture when Starfire suddenly found herself blasting towards the pier. She let out a scream when something collided with her, binding her. She closed her eyes and waited for the collision with a ground as she found herself in someone's arms.
''Was that necessary?' he asked her with an annoyed look. ''I didn't come to fight though.''
''You are a thief and a villain!'' she immediately threw into his face. ''You always engage our team in battle and steal, so can you blame me?''
''Aw come on; I still to make a living oh and making boy wonder mad is just a bonus.''
''What vendetta do you have against Robin?''
''I don't have a vendetta against him,'' Red X remarked in confusion. ''He's the one with a vendetta against me. I mean he's a hero and I'm the thief and I know how the whole dynamics work, but he really needs to relax.''
''The last time you two met you died his hair white and his clothing pink!'' Starfire remarked, bringing up the last incident.
''I thought it would be funny and I was bored you know. Besides its not like I cause destruction or go out of my ay to hurt people. At least give me that,'' he said as he gently sat her down. Naruto took out a kunai and began cutting at the red binding substance. ''You know this adhesion can be a pain in the ass when you're testing it and have to remove it. Took me forever to find the right composition.'' he said as Starfire merely glowered at him.
''You know I like a feisty girl and remarkable attractive, even by superherione standards. I wonder how many squats you had to do to get that rear!'' Naruto just ducked out of the way as one of his hair spikes were burnt. ''Oh come on its a compliment. I mean I'm sure you get boob compliments all the time and your backside is overlooked and if you think about blasting me again I'll blast some adhesion over your eyes.''
As annoyed as she was the Tamarenean decided not to call X's bluff. The more she struggled the tighter the substance constricted so she decided to bide her time, distract X until he cut through enough of the substance so she could free herself. ''Very well...why are you here and why did you reveal yourself to me?''
''I've been considering a change of career.'' he said as he continued cutting through the substance. ''Believe it or not I used to be a hero just like you guys.''
''My helping people thing soon evolved into a Messiah complex which resulted in bringing peace to my homeland. I was offered a chance to help bring some peace to some new world and well I quickly learned things aren't as Black and White as I wished to believed. I don't know how or when it happened, but I guess I became a bit jaded. Right now I have no idea what I wish to do with my life right now, but I do know when I see something I want I go for it. And what I have my eye on is you.''
''You are delusional. What makes you think I would have an interest in someone like you?'' Starfire questioned shakily.
''All you see is the Villain Red X; all I'm asking you is to give me the chance to see the man behind the mask, Naruto Uzumaki. That you can trust me as I'm willing to divulge all of who I am to you, unlike the others you call friends.''
''You know nothing about me and my friends.''
''Oh really?'' he said as he continued on. ''I am a master of stealth and I've kept an eye on you guys for quite sometime, but don't worry I respected your personal boundaries. Though I do know enough that with the exception of you and the Roth girl you all use your super hero code names. I do know that none of you really revealed much about your lives when you became a Titan unless it was Titan business; you included I might ask. But I can tell you so many things so let's go with questioning. Like the name of your fearless leader.''
''It's Robin of course; everyone knows that.''
''Wrong, it's Richard Grayson,'' Naruto corrected her. ''You, one of his dearest friends and Team mates for years don't even know his real name. What about his eye color? The name of his parents? How can you be friends with people you don't even know? What about Cyborg or Beast boy? Personal lives might be painful but you've been on a team and friends for many years you would think friendship and trust would eventually play into the factor. I'm not saying they should divulge all their life story because some things are painful and personal, but after awhile one would have to learn they can't take on the world on their own. I learned that the hard way. I'm not saying your team mates are bad people either, they are quite noble but each are damaged in their own way.'' and with that the confines were freed.
Starfire was surprised by how gentle the thief was. ''If you wish I'll tell you a little bit more about me.'' he said as Naruto took out a little vial from his utility belt. He scooped up some scream and began massaging her arms. ''It takes out the sting and helps removed the marks faster.''
''Why? You are definitely...different.''
''Like I said I've been thinking about things.'' he said as he finished spreading and rubbing in the cream.
Starfire looked at her arms in amazement. ''You said you would tell me more about you?''
''Yes...you see I come from a place called Konohagakure no Sato...'' Naruto began as the alien princess listened tentatively to his story.