Vanex: Hello all! Okay there is one important note I have to make. The pairing of Minato x Yukari has been changed. It's now Minato x Yukari x Aigis. With that out of the way, it's on to the chapter!
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, Persona 3, or Persona 4.
"You enrolled me in a civilian school?"
"Why the hell would you do that? I'm a ninja for crying out loud!"
"It's so you can blend in. While the ninja system recognizes you as an adult, civilians aren't recognized as adults until they are eighteen. You are expected to go to school at your age. However, the level of education you would be in at your age would be insulting to you. You're smarter than the average thirteen-year-old. The reason I taught you about the history of the outside world, was so I could pass you off as a gifted student. As such, you'll be attending high school."
"And you expect me to blend in?"
"Sure! Remember, everyone back in the Elemental Countries thinks you're an idiot. We both know that's not true. You're much smarter than you have let on. The only reason your grades were as bad as they were was because of you being sabotaged."
Naruto sighed. "So, where are we staying?"
"Actually, I'm staying at a small house I own. Unfortunately, it can only fit one person. I know it sounds unrealistic, but I didn't think I'd have to bring you here. So, you'll be staying at one of the school's dorms. I've already paid the fees required. However, they don't have room in the boys' dorm, so you'll be staying in the co-ed dorm, until a room is available."
"Wonderful," Naruto replied sarcastically.
"It won't be so bad. I hear they got some hot women there!"
"Even now, you have to act like a pervert, don't you?"
"Of course! After all, I'm a super pervert!"
"And you wonder why I hate being seen with you."
"The co-ed dorm is just over there. Go on, meet the people you'll be spending time with."
Naruto rolled his eyes as he walked up to the dorm. He opened the door and stepped in.
"Hello? Anyone here?"
"Yes. Are you Naruto Uzumaki?"
Naruto turned to see a red-haired woman looking at him. "Yes, I am."
"I am Mitsuru Kirijo. Welcome."
Naruto looked around. He was looking at what must be the living room of the dorm. Two other people were already there. One had blue hair and the other had auburn hair.
"These two are Minato and Minako Arisato. They moved in a week before you did."
Minato nodded at him, while Minako stood up. "Nice to meet you!" she said cheerfully.
Naruto smiled at her. "Nice to meet you, too."
Mitsuru smiled. "Well, you're already starting to fit in. You'll meet the others later, I'm sure. But for now, I'll show you to your room."
Mitsuru led Naruto to a room on the second floor. "The second floor here is where the boys' rooms are. The girls have the third floor, so stay away from there, unless it's something very important. Now, I'll let you get settled in."
Mitsuru walked away. Naruto opened the door and stepped into his room. "Wow. Better than my old room." He set his stuff down, deciding to put everything away, later. He left his room, heading downstairs. Minato and Minako were both still there and they looked up to see him.
"Mind if I join you?"
Minako smiled. "Not at all."
Minato looked expressionless. "Sure."
Minako sighed. "Seriously, brother. You really need to show some emotion to people. Acting like a reclusive robot won't help you with making more friends."
Naruto looks at the two. "You two are twins, right?"
"Yet, from what I can tell, you two are complete opposites."
Minako giggled. "Everyone says that about us. It's true, the only things we have in common is our tendency to listen to music on our mp3 players a lot and the friends we have."
Minato nodded in agreement.
"Anyway, you're going to be attending high school with us, right?" Minako asked.
"That's right. I'll be a second year."
"You might end up in the same class as us!"
Naruto smiled. He liked Minako's cheerful personality. "That would be great."
The three spent some time talking, before Naruto got up. "Well, I'd better go put my stuff away. I'll talk to you two later."
Naruto headed back to his room, smiling at the fact that he made two friends on his first day here.
Naruto stumbles back, staring in shock at the two people in front of him. "Impossible."
Minako looks at him, surprised. "Naruto? Is that really you?"
Naruto doesn't pay attention to Rise's voice as she and the others catch up to him. He's still focused on the twins. "You two can't be here. You're dead."
The twins eyes widen in realization. Minako steps towards Naruto. "Naruto, calm down."
"I saw you both die! I saw both of you die with Aigis watching over you on the rooftop of Gekkoukan High School!"
The Investigation Team's eyes widen at what Naruto is saying about the two owners of the store.
Minako smiles sadly. "Yes, we did die on the roof of the school. But we are alive now and can explain to you how we're alive. Just calm down and we'll explain, okay?"
Naruto nods as he calms himself down.
"But before I start explaining, should we make this conversation private?"
"It's okay for them to hear this. They know all about Personae and Shadows."
"Okay. Are you going to introduce us to them?"
"Right. Sorry. Guys, these two are old friends of mine. Meet Minato and Minako Arisato members of SEES, the other Persona group I told you about. And yes, they are related. They're twins."
Minako waves at them.
"Minato and Minako. These guys are the Inaba Investigation Team, also called the Seekers of Truth, who solved the murder and kidnapping crisis half a year ago. And yes, Shadows were involved. Their names are Yu Narukami ."
"Yo!" says Yosuke.
"Hey there!" says Chie.
"Nice to meet you."
"And last but not least, my very beautiful girlfriend, Rise Kujikawa."
Minako smiles. "It's nice to meet all of you."
Minato nods in agreement.
Minako ponders. "Now then, I should begin with what happened to the others after you left, Naruto."
Naruto nods, curious to know what happened.
"They got caught in a time loop. Not only that, but the loop kept them trapped in the dorm building."
Naruto's eyes widen. "What happened next?"
"Well, they were attacked by someone who called herself Metis. It was during this time that Aigis gained the powers of Minato and myself as she was able to call on our Personae as well as use multiple Personae at once. Anyway, Metis was trying to take Aigis away to protect her from what was happening. Apparently, when Tartarus was created, a second place came into being that was called the Abyss of Time."
Naruto listens as the twins explain the adventure the SEES Team went through.
In Tetsu no Kuni, the five Kages meet once again, to discuss the upcoming war with Madara Uchiha and the remaining members of the Akatsuki.
Mifune looks at the five Kages. "First, there's the matter of the Hachibi and Kyubi's hosts. As well as any information on the enemy's base and strength."
Tsunade speaks up. "One of my teams has discovered the location of the enemy's base. But, it might be a trap. We need more information."
A nods. "I, too, have assembled a search team and am gathering information. We should share information quickly between the villages."
Mei thinks for a second. "Then we should create an allied intelligence team."
"That's fine!" says Onoki. "So, where should we hide the Hachibi and Kyubi?"
Tsunade is surprised. "Hide?"
A is also surprised. "What?"
Tsunade yells out. "We need Naruto and Bee's strength! How can we hide them?"
Onoki explains himself. "I thought so, too, but those two are the the enemy's objective. We can't let them fall into the wrong hands. This is what we decided at the previous meeting."
Tsunade looks nervous. "There is a problem with that."
Onoki looks at her. "What do you mean?"
"Naruto Uzumaki had resigned from being a Konoha shinobi. He is no longer within Konoha's walls."
This gets a reaction from everyone else in the room.
"You approved it?" asks Mei.
"It was one of those days in which I wasn't really paying attention to the paperwork."
"Why would you let the Fourth Hokage's child go?" asks A, angry.
"Wait," says Onoki, "he's the son of the Fourth Hokage?"
"You didn't know?" asks A. "The brat is the son of Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki! I could tell just by looking at him!"
Tsunade nods. "He's correct. Naruto is the son of Minato and Kushina."
Onoki glares at her. "If he was the son of the Fourth, then why did your villagers treat him horribly, while praising his father?"
Tsunade is silent.
Gaara speaks up. "They didn't know, did they? Both you and the Third Hokage kept Naruto's lineage a secret from everyone, including himself, didn't you?"
Tsunade doesn't meet Gaara's eyes, instead looking at table.
Onoki is puzzled. "Why would you keep something like that a secret?"
Mei sighs. "Isn't it obvious, Onoki? Your village got its ass kicked by Minato during the last war. They were afraid that you would either try to assassinate Naruto, or go to war with Konoha, just to kill Naruto."
Onoki looks incredulous. "Are you serious? We wouldn't have done anything because of that! Hell, if there's one thing we do in Iwa, it's honor powerful fighters, even if they were enemies! We respect Minato Namikaze, because of how strong he was!"
Tsunade is surprised. "But, Sarutobi-sensei was so certain-"
Onoki laughs. "Wow, I never thought that Hiruzen Sarutobi of all people would have been so paranoid!"
A is angry. "Let me get this all straight. You told your villagers that Naruto was the Kyubi Jinchuriki, most likely increasing their hatred against him, due to the Kyubi attack on your village sixteen years ago. However, you didn't tell them that he was also the son of Minato Namikaze. Now, Naruto has resigned and left your village. Tell me Tsunade, what the hell is wrong with you?"
Tsunade glares at A. "I did what was necessary to protect Konoha! Even from one of its own!"
Gaara's eyes narrow. "And just how was Naruto a threat? He's saved Konoha from multiple threats."
"But I had no way to ensure his loyalty to Konoha! There is nothing to stop him when he'll turn on us!"
A also glares at Tsunade. "You sound so certain that Naruto would become a traitor."
"Why wouldn't he? We do a little conditioning on our ninja to ensure their loyalty. The ones who resist always become traitors. Just look at Orochimaru and Sasuke Uchiha!"
This surprises everyone in the room.
A is pissed now. "You condition your ninja? I thought that was what Danzo does!"
"His conditioning is much more extreme. Only a little is necessary to ensure loyalty, even if Danzo didn't think so."
The other four Kage look at each other.
A speaks up for them. "Tsunade, the other Kages and I were thinking about making the alliance permanent after the war. But, all four of us are in agreement that Konoha will be kicked out of the alliance after the war."
Tsunade stands up. "This is an outrage! You can't kick Konoha out!"
A glares at her. "We can and we will! Your village brings shame to what being a ninja is! The actions of you and your village will spread throughout the Elemental Countries! Your village will be in disgrace! Everyone will know about what you did to Naruto Uzumaki!"
Gaara also glares at Tsunade. "Also, consider the alliance we had before the war, terminated the moment the war is over. I won't be surprised if all the other countries you're allied to break off those alliances, considering that the stories I heard say that Naruto is the reason that those alliances exist."
Tsunade's eyes widen, as she never thought of that fact. The loss of all their alliances could cause Konoha's economy to fall apart!
Mifune clears his throat. "We can work out the details of this at the end of this meeting. I think it's safe to say we need to locate Naruto Uzumaki. The Akatsuki must not get their hands on him."
A nods. "I agree. When he is found, I know the place where we can put both him and Bee. It's an island in Kaminari no Kuni. Bee and I trained there. Plus, the Akatsuki have no knowledge of it as there were never any ninja from Kumo in their ranks."
The other Kages, except for Tsunade, nod in agreement. Tsunade is angry. "Who are you to decide what happens to my ninja? Naruto is my responsibility!"
Mei glares at Tsunade. "As you already told us, he resigned. He isn't one of your ninja and is no longer under your jurisdiction."
Tsunade glares at the other Kages, as the meeting continues.
Naruto stares at the twins. "That is one hell of a story. So then, you two were the Great Seal."
"I'm guessing the reason you two are here now is because the life fore you put in the Seal was given back to you, right?"
Minako nods. "That's right."
"That means the Great Seal no longer exists."
"Actually, it still does. But it is no longer our life force powering it. The reason we are here is because of two friends of ours. Their names are Elizabeth and Theodore. They took our places in the Great Seal." Minako tears up when she says this.
Naruto feels sad when he hears this. "I know how you two feel."
"How could you know?" Minako asks angrily.
"Remember what I told you about the Kyubi? I've learned more about it. I was the third host of the Kyubi. Before me, my mother was the host."
The Arisato twins' eyes widen.
"Also, the Fourth Hokage was my father. The two gave their lives to seal the Kyubi into me. They gave their lives to protect me. I know how it feels when people give their lives for you."
Minako feels bad now for the comment she made. "I'm sorry about what I said just now, Naruto."
Naruto smiles. "It's okay. You two are still the first friends I ever made outside the Elemental Countries. Anyway, are you two still in contact with the others? I had no way of keeping track of them and would like to see everyone again."
Minako smiles. "Sure. I'm sure everyone can arrange some time to meet up. After all, they all live here in Inaba."
Naruto's jaw drops. "Are you serious? All of them?"
"All of them."
"This, this is wonderful! In fact, I was going to go with my friends here to find a house for me. Next weekend, the reunion can happen at that house! I'll make sure to give you the address."
"Sounds good to me. See you later, Naruto."
Naruto walks out with the Seekers of Truth, smiling. Rise walks up next to him and wraps her arm around his. He smiles at her, as the group walks off to find Naruto a house to live in.
Vanex: I know a lot of you are now pissed at me for doing that to Elizabeth and Theodore. I'll say it now. I have something planned involving them. Don't worry. Anyway, next chapter will cover Naruto's first day of school and he'll spend some time with his girlfriend. See you all then!