Okay, I'm putting all of my stories on hold for this one and Blood Bond Pokemon. These two are going to have my focus the most. First, this is not a NaruIno story. Second, no bitching about Naruto's attitude/personality. Are we all on the same page? Good. On with the story!
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto.
The clan heads and council stared at the Sandaime Hokage, Sarutobi Hiruzen, as he held a cooing infant boy. Many were in favor of killing the child, despite that his parents were the Yondaime Hokage, Namikaze Minato, and Uzumaki Kushina. Others, such as some of the clan heads, refused to see an innocent child be murdered for something he had no control over. Curiously, Yamanaka Yuki, Inoichi's wife, walked over to the Hokage and asked, "May I?" He gently handed her the baby and his bright blue orbs stared up at her before a smile crossed his face and he cooed. She smiled, letting him grasp one of her fingers. Inoichi also walked over, his daughter, Ino, in his arms. Yuki looked at her husband and he gave her a swift nod. Looking at the Hokage, she said, "We wish to adopt Uzumaki Naruto as our son." Immediately, the council was in an uproar. Watching the group with hawk-like eyes, she handed Naruto to her husband and said, "I don't want the children to hear this."
As soon as the door closed, Yuki turned towards the council. She may be a civilian now, but she had once been a kunoichi alongside Kushina and she'd be damned if she let these bastards forget her and Minato. She took a deep breath and shrieked, "You pompous, arrogant, old prunes! How dare you try to kill a newborn child? Especially the son of our greatest Hokage yet (no offense Hokage-sama)! You damn mother-fuckers are nothing but old bastards that need to keel over and die! It's not the boy's fault that he has the Kyuubi inside of his gut! If I ever see you or anyone else outside of this room give him so much as the wrong look, I will hang you from the Hokage Mountain by your intestines! Do you understand me?"
The killing intent the suffocated the air didn't come from just her, but Morino Ibiki as well. Ibiki respected Inoichi as a fellow interrogator and was good at what he did. Looking around stoically at the council, he put in, "And if she doesn't get to you, I will and soon break your minds." Smiling at him, she said, "Thank you Ibiki. I appreciate it." He nodded.
"The demon child…" the old councilor trailed off when a kunai sank into the wall just inches from his head.
"What was that, Councilor Sasaki?" Yuki asked sweetly. He shook his head. They all knew that Yuki was not afraid to badmouth the council or threaten him. Hell, they wouldn't be surprised if she was more than willing to kill them. Danzo stood up, ready to say his piece, but Yuki turned and hissed, "If I hear a single word come out of your mouth, Danzo, I will show you just how good my gathering skills are." Seething, he took his seat. It was clear that she knew something about him. But how was the question. He had made sure to leave no evidence that could be used against him. Glaring at the council members Yuki said, "I am that child's mother and none of you will tell me otherwise. Do you hear me!" No one spoke a word. She nodded and turned away, the Hokage and three others following behind.
Outside the Council Room
Inoichi stood outside the huge council room, somewhat disappointed that the room was sound proofed by a jutsu. He dearly wished he could hear what his wife was saying. In his arms, he watched as Ino and Naruto slept, blissfully unaware of the chaos that was most likely going on in the room. Ino herself was just barely two months old. Ten minutes later, a smug Yuki walked out, the Hokage, Nara Shikaku, Amikichi Choza, and Morino Ibiki with her, all five men looking quite pleased with whatever happened. He made a mental note to ask his three friends what happened later. Yuki took Ino out of Inoichi's arms and said, "So, Hokage-sama, where do we sign to become Yamanaka Naruto's parents?"
Twelve years later
"NARUTO! Wake up! It's time for school!" Yamanaka Uzumaki Naruto groaned at the sound of his sister's loud voice. He had been awake for five minutes already, having formed the habit of waking before Yamanaka Ino roared in his ear. Glaring at the grinning girl from under his pillow, he growled, "Ino. It's 6:10 in the morning. School doesn't start until eight. Go away." He knew she wouldn't; she'll pull of the blankets and try to pour cold water on his back. It was the same routine every day. The only reason she did it was so she could be the first to see Uchiha Sasuke, the "love of her life" as she called him. Naruto called him Duck-Butt Pretty Boy, but had learned to keep his opinions to himself when he was around her.
Ino huffed and did as Naruto predicted. He quickly shot out of bed to avoid getting water on him and his bed. She smiled and flounced out of the room so her brother could get dressed. Sighing, he grabbed his favorite pair of black shinobi pants; his dark blue shirt that had an orange version of the Yamanaka clan symbol on the back; his black fighting gloves; and the dark blue sandals. He saw the Hitai-ate he received when he passed the exam. He smiled. Today was the day he would meet his team.
Ino sat in a seat next to her brother, glaring at Haruno Sakura. The pink haired girl had managed to sit next to Sasuke before she could. She glanced at Naruto, who looked like he was in deep thought. She knew better though; he was most likely pissing off Kyuubi by taunting him. Ino smirked. Serves the damn fox right. He should never have attacked Konoha if he didn't want to be "locked up inside a weak excuse for a human" as he put it. Or so Naruto says. Ino had a feeling that no one would be able to handle the fox like her brother. She felt that they would either go insane, rampage, kill everyone, or just leave and then do all of that. That's why, starting at the age of six, if she saw anyone glare or say something bad against Naruto, she would tell them that they were idiots. How would they feel if they had something sealed inside their gut? Both she and Naruto had been told about the sealing when they were six and how Naruto was actually adopted. Inoichi hadn't been one to mince words. She'd never forget Naruto's response to their worried father, "Do you love me?"
"Then why should I be scared? I'm more scared that you don't love me. Do you love me Ino-nee-chan?" She had smiled and nodded, hugging the cerulean eyed boy, pleasing both Naruto and Inoichi. Of course, the two never did find out if the Hokage knew that they knew about the fox.
Now, as she looked at her brother, she really couldn't imagine not having him as her family. The door opened and Naruto easily cut of communication with the fox, prompting Ino to whisper, "Were you teasing him?" He smirked as an answer.
"I want details later," she grinned. He snickered, ignoring Kyuubi's enraged yells about blasted blondes and how he was going to eat them. The door opened and Umino Iruka walked in. He smiled at them as he said, "Are you ready for your teams?" They all nodded. The teams were:
Team 7-Hatake Kakashi
Team 8-Yuhi Kurenai
Team 10-Sarutobi Asuma
Naruto didn't glance at Ino. He knew she was pissed beyond belief. In a way, he was glad. Maybe this way she would get over her stupid attraction to Duck Butt and find another crush, like Shikamaru. Naruto nearly burst out laughing at the thought of Ino and Shikamaru together. Then it struck home. He was on Sasuke's team! He let his head thump onto the desk.
"I said no."
"The teams are final, Ino. You know that."
"Fine," she said dejectedly
"Troublesome women," came the mutter from both Shikamaru and Naruto. Inuzuka Kiba roared with laughter while Ino fumed at her brother and his friend. One by one, the Jounins came to pick up their teams. When Sarutobi Asuma appeared, Ino gave her brother one last hug and disappeared out the door. Two hours passed and Team 7's sensei had still not arrived.
"Great. We had to get him," Naruto growled.
"Who?" Kiba inquired curiously. He had no problems with Naruto, just Ino.
"Hatake Kakashi. Number two lazy ninja who is always late, even to a meeting with the Hokage," he explained.
"Number two? Who's number one?"
"Shikamaru of course." Kiba snickered. He should've known.
"So, have you met Kakashi-sensei, Naruto?"
"Nah. I've only heard about him from Tou-san." He started to ask more, but the door opened and he decided to shout at the silver-haired Jounin, "You're late!"
Kakashi noticed that Sasuke hadn't bothered to look at anyone, while Naruto merely sighed in resignation as Kiba screamed at the man. "The boy must be used to it if he has Yamanaka Ino as a sister," he thought. Looking at them again, he said as a lame excuse, "I got lost on the road of life."
Rolling his eyes, Naruto said, "How does someone get lost on a one-lane road?"
Outside somewhere on a rooftop
Naruto had no need to study his teammates, having been in the same class with them for the past five years. Instead, he opted to discreetly study Kakashi. He knew the man was aware, but hey, it never hurt to brush up on your skills.
"Alright. Let's begin introducing ourselves. Name your name, age, likes, dislikes, hobbies, dreams, and ambitions," Kakashi said. Silence reigned until Kiba said, "Um, why don't you start sensei? That way we know how it goes." Akamaru barked his agreement.
"Fair enough. My name is Hatake Kakashi; my age is not important; my likes and dislikes aren't any of your business; and I have lots of hobbies." Naruto and Kiba glared at him as the dog-boy said, "All you told us is your name." He shrugged and pointed at him, indicating that it was his turn.
"My name is Inuzuka Kiba and I'm twelve years old. I like Akamaru, my friends, and my family; I dislike loud fangirls (sorry Naruto), and Uchiha Sasuke; my hobbies are playing with Akamaru and going for walks; and my dream is to become the best tracker there is," Kiba said, Akamaru yipping at the end. Nodding, Kakashi said, "You, brooding one."
Sasuke glared at him before saying, "My name is Uchiha Sasuke, age twelve. I dislike a lot of things and I like training so I can get stronger. I have an ambition: and that's to kill a certain man." All three stared at him before Kakashi looked at Naruto and nodded to him.
"My full name is Yamanaka Uzumaki Naruto, but I prefer Yamanaka Naruto. I'm twelve years old. I like ramen, my friends, my family, and pulling pranks. I dislike anyone who hurts or teases my friends and sister, and the three minutes it takes to cook ramen. My ambition is to become an interrogator like my dad or Ibiki-san." Kakashi nodded his approval.
"What's next Kakashi-sensei?" the marked boy asked.
"You get to know each other. Meet me at training ground 7 at 7 o'clock. Oh, and don't eat breakfast. See ya." With that, he disappeared. "No use getting to know each other since we already do. Anybody up for ramen? I'm buying," Naruto said, standing up. Sasuke just "Hn"-ed and walked away. He shrugged and looked at Kiba.
"Sorry, man. But Hana needs me to help out at the clinic. If I don't, she said she'd send one of the Haimaru Brothers after me. And I do not want to go through that again," the boy said, shuddering. Naruto laughed and as they parted ways, he decided to go to the shop to see if he could help out.
Inoichi studied his two kids and asked, "Who did you get as your sensei?" Both blinked at him before Ino narrowed her eyes and said, "You should know, Dad." Naruto nodded.
"Hokage-sama wouldn't tell me. He said I should wait until you told me."
"Oh. Well, I got Asuma-sensei with Shikamaru and Choji."
"And I got Kakashi-sensei with Uchiha and Kiba."
Inoichi and Yuki exchanged confused glances. Since when did Kakashi take on Genin teams? Then they realized Naruto was still speaking, "…only learned his name. And I have a feeling I need to watch Uchiha. He said he wants to kill a certain person."
"Eh? I didn't know that. That is so hot!"
"What was that Naruto-baka!"
"How is that hot? You should be worried since you don't know who the hell it is he wants to kill. I mean… it could be someone here in the village for all we know unless it's whoever killed his clan."
Trust Naruto to be the voice of reason when Ino's attraction for Sasuke got in the way. Although he knew his son didn't know the full story, Inoichi agreed with Naruto's logic. If no one did know who the culprit was, Naruto's assumption would be the first they would all head for. The murder could have been in the village and no one would've known. Thankfully, they all knew of Uchiha Itachi's betrayal.
The next morning-training ground 7
Despite the fact that Kakashi had told the boys not to eat breakfast, Yuki forced Naruto to take a bag full of fruit with him, saying, "Knowing that Kakashi, he'll be three hours late and I know those boys won't eat either." Since he knew better than to argue, he took it with him. Seeing that no one was there yet, he sat down and thought of meditating, but quickly dismissed that idea. He was too full of energy to ever meditate; unless you wanted to count taking care of plants mediation. He always felt relaxed when he did. Suddenly, a small white blur pounced on him and his bag. He laughed as Akamaru tried to—unsuccessfully—open the bag.
"Oi! I smell food!" Kiba exclaimed as he came running up. Grinning, Naruto tossed him an apple, only for it to be caught by Akamaru, prompting Kiba to chase him around, shouting insults. When Sasuke appeared, Naruto tossed him a pear without a word and said nothing as he watched Kiba and Akamaru's antics. Finally, around 10:30, Kakashi appeared. He was surprised to see Naruto and Kiba wrestling, Kiba's white puppy running around them, barking, and Sasuke was watching with some slight interest.
"Maa, Naruto. Don't kill Kiba," the Jounin finally said. Both boys looked up, Kiba on the ground, pulling at Naruto's cheeks while the blond had one hand pulling at the brown locks and the other gripping one of Kiba's arms. Grumbling, the two separated. Kakashi watched all three for a moment before saying, "The most important thing for a shinobi is to be able to hide yourself." Holding up to bells, he continued, "Your task is to take them from me before noon. Those that don't have bell will be tied to those stakes over there and you won't get any lunch. Also, if you fail to get the bells, you'll fail and be sent back to the academy."
"But there are only two bells! You can't have a three cell team with two Genin!" Kiba shouted. "Exactly. Begin!" The three boys immediately disappeared. Luckily, Naruto and Kiba hid near each other and Akamaru went towards the blonde, Kiba following. They found him watching Kakashi read an orange book with a thoughtful look on his face.
"None of this makes sense. Why bother with only two bells if we're just going to fail? It doesn't matter who gets the damn things; we're still going to end up back at the academy." Now Kiba tried to think about it. Slowly, he said, "Ya know…we won't even be able to get near him unless we work together." Naruto's eyes widened.
"That's it! I get it now!"
"How are missions completed?" he asked somewhat rhetorically as he rolled his eyes.
"That's easy. They're completed by working together." Naruto looked at him, clearly waiting. Kiba's eyes widened with the realization. The blue-eyed boy nodded.
"Let's go find Sasuke."
The two quickly found him with Kiba and Akamaru's keen sense of smell. He glared at them, but before he could tell them to bugger off, Naruto said, "Listen Uchiha, we don't like you and you don't like us. But the objective of this test is teamwork; and unless we wanna get our asses booted back to the academy, we have to work together to do this. So are you going to work with us or not?" Sasuke glared at him for a few moments more then said, "Fine." Naruto nodded.
He wasn't worried. Hell, he didn't think the three genin would be able to pass. Then again, none of the teams he had taken had ever passed. His senses suddenly went off, alerting him. Twenty Narutos sprang from everywhere. His eyes widened in shock.
"Those aren't illusions! They're Shadow Clones!" he thought as he fought them off. A few managed to tackle him, two of them latching onto his legs as they turned into identical Kibas while Sasuke sprang out of the trees, with a yell of, "Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu!" The huge fireball rushed towards him and Kakashi found that as he jumped to avoid it, a now obvious Akamaru had kept himself attached the Jounin's pant leg. The puppy snapped off the twin bells and leaped to the safety of Kiba's arms. Kiba tossed a bell to Naruto, who ended up tossing it to Sasuke. Both looked at him in surprise. He only gave them a smirk.
"Well. That was certainly interesting. I'm surprised you all worked together. You didn't enter anyone's mind, did you Naruto-kun?" The boy rolled his eyes as he said, "I'd rather use those for interrogation." Kakashi said nothing to that. He looked at the three boys, two of them studying the bells while Naruto's eyes bore into Kakashi. He really hadn't expected this. He had underestimated them. With a wry chuckle, he said, "Congratulations. You pass."
"Eh?" Predictable Inuzuka. Sighing, he said, "The object of this test was teamwork. You can't be a village shinobi without being able work as a team."
"Alright! We passed! This is going to be great!" Naruto rolled his eyes at his friend, but he couldn't help but grin as well. A smirk was settled over Sasuke's lips. As he studied them, Kakashi wondered if this was a good thing. Maybe it was time to stop living in the past.
It's a little bit different than what I'm use to writing, but I think I did pretty good. I don't like how I did the ending, but for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to end it well. Sorry for that. You can bitch about that part. Review please! I need reviews for this and my other lame stories!