AN: I got a PM asking if these stores were up for adoption and in case anyone else was wondering, yes they are. These are just random ideas I came up with and if you can use them to start your own story feel free to do so. All I ask is that you send me a link so I can read it too.
Sarutobi had to admit to himself that Naruto had outdone himself this year. With his birthday so close, and often being unable to celebrate on the Kyuubi Festival because of the resentment sent his way, Naruto had made Halloween HIS holiday. From the age of five he'd made an event out of it and now that he'd finally graduated he was going all out. With the aid of his shadow clones he's build something he was calling Halloween Town, a mock town just outside of Konoha filled with clones in various transformations.
"Enjoying yourself Jiji?" Asked who he assumed was the real Naruto. His transformation was small, but effective, simply giving his normal appearance fox ears, tail, red eyes and sharp, fanged teeth.
"I'm impressed; you must have spent a long time coming up with all this." His reply earned him a wide, fanged smile that made him both happy and nervous. There was just something primal that made people fear that kind of smile. "And I'm glad to see you're taking the knowledge of your burden well, not many people would hint at it like you are."
The foxboy shrugged. "Kurama was a bit of a jerk at first, but we've managed to talk things out. He's actually pretty reasonable so long as you treat him with respect and don't try to control him."
Naruto's smile widened and another shiver of fear made its way down Sarutobi's spine. "You'll meet him soon enough. Just remember the official story is clone collaboration transformation." He snorted. "Try saying that ten times fast." Chuckling he walked off.
A little while later Sarutobi ran into Kakashi leaning against a light post reading his book. "Hokage-sama." He greeted with a small bow, his eye still on his reading.
"Quite impressive, wouldn't you say Kakashi?" Asked the old man as he once again stopped and looked around. "Naruto really out did himself."
Kakashi gave a small nod. "Do you know how he managed to do all this? Even with clones doing all the work the materials and food must have cost thousands."
"I had the same concern." He admitted. "Apparently he's been preparing for months, buying things one at a time and sealing them away. I also found out he's been taking solo D-ranks with his clones whenever possible. I believe he currently holds the record for most D-ranks missions and is well on his way to most missions in general."
"He's been doing missions with his clones?" Asked Kakashi, his eye staring off into space. "Why didn't I think of that?"
"Because while we may think outside the box, I doubt Naruto even knows the box exists." Chuckled the old man. "Would you care to join me for dinner, I've heard of an interesting show at Remains of the Day."
"He made a theme park…" Stated Sakura in disbelief. "I have no idea how I should react to this."
"That's kind of what I was going for." Chuckled a tall skeleton in a pinstriped suit. "Shadow clones are so useful, wouldn't you say? Throw in transformation and boom."
Sakura nodded, she couldn't really disagree when he'd built and populated an entire town overnight. "Should I be worried about you using an army of clones to overthrow Konoha?"
"Why would I do that?" Asked the Skeleton in mild confusion. "If I wanted to just rule a village I could just make one." He gestured to the town around them to prove his point. "I want people's respect, so I have to earn the title of Hokage." Sakura just nodded, surprised at how mature he was being.
As the day faded into night the crown made its way to the open roofed stadium where they had been promised a concert as well as a special surprise. The civilians and ninja enjoyed themselves as a band of clones sang various monster themed songs while those who knew Naruto marveled at the fact he could play so many instruments.
Halfway through 'Would you Love a Monster Man?' The Kyuubi poked his head over the wall and sang along.
When the ensuing council meeting was over Sarutobi laughed himself silly.
AN: Short, I know, but I wanted to get it out.
Just a little nitpick, but one thing that really bothers be about Naruto is that, as far as I can tell, they don't have seasons. It makes it hard to how much time has passed between events and what time of year it is.
Anyway, happy Halloween everyone. ^_^