Ho boy, here's another story done by me, which is a challenge from the infamous man. Pretty much its Naruto gets killed by Konoha, becomes an Arrancar, dies again, and is sent back to Konoha. Instead of using an Arrancar, I've decided to use Gin Ichimaru. So yeah, I'm pretty much starting a new story once again. With that said, let's get this story on the road.
Disclaimer: I own neither Naruto nor Bleach. They belong to Masashi Kishimoto and Tite Kubo respectively.
Prologue: Death and Life once again.
Gin Ichimaru chuckled to himself as he lay dying. It was ironic really. He lived a traitor to Soul Society, and he died a traitor to Aizen. The last thing he saw before his vision faded to black was the sight of Matsumoto's crying face. It was funny really. The reason he joined Aizen was because he was the one who had hurt Matsumoto, and he hoped to kill him. Instead, the man killed him, even with his Zanpakuto's weakness.
'So this is it. I die not in a blaze glory, but lying down bleeding to death,' Gin thought as he felt himself fading away. At least he died with no regrets.
After he passed on, he felt himself falling, and then nothing. He opened up his eyes to see nothing but darkness.
"Hello?" He called out as he started to walk into what seemed like an endless void. "Is there anyone here?" No one answered him back. Was this the afterlife or something else entirely?
"You know, it's considered rude to enter my domain without permission." A voice shot out from the void.
"Who's there," he asked, his voice taking on a bit of fear.
"I'm shocked. All these years as a Shinigami and you don't know who I am?" And with those words, someone appeared in front of Gin. The person was wearing a regal version of what the Shinigami wore, his face was worn with age but made him look wise beyond his years, and wore a regal headdress on his head. "I am the King of Soul Society, the Shinigami King. And you are Gin Ichimaru, traitor to Soul Society, or not. It's been a while since I saw you."
At those words, Gin looked confused. He hadn't met this person before, had he? Seeing his confused look, the Shinigami King chuckled to himself. "I guess you really don't remember, do you? Of course I know who you are. You were just of a different name."
Gin continued to stare at him. "I'm sorry, but have we met before?"
At this, for the first time in known history, the King of Soul Society looked embarrassed. "Well, this is getting us nowhere. Let me help you out a bit." At those words, he touched two of his fingers to the temple of the ex-Shinigami.
"I need you to remember, Gin, or should I say Namikaze-Uzumaki Naruto!"
At those words, Gin felt everything come back to him. He saw flashes of his memories, but only one of them stood out.
Everything was hurting him when Naruto woke up. The first thing he saw were grey walls, the kind you saw in a dungeon. Naruto looked around him. There wasn't really anything there. The first thing he saw was that he was chained to the wall behind him. Closer inspection showed that the chains had seals engraved on him. Whatever they were, he was feeling weak as a civilian. Above him was a small window with bars on them, and in front of him was a wooden door.
As he was looking around, he heard footsteps. He heard voices out of the door. After a while, the door was unlocked and opened to reveal Hatake Kakashi, his teacher.
For a while, no one said anything. Then Kakashi gave out one of his famous eye smiles and said, "Sorry I'm late. I hit every roadblock on the way here."
Naruto gave out a weakened smile. "For once, I believe you." Then that smile disappeared and he asked, "What happened to me, Kakashi sensei? One moment I'm traveling back to Konoha, the next I find myself here."
At those words, his teacher looked at the ground, not meeting his eyes. "I'm sorry Naruto, but the council has decided that you're too dangerous to live. They have decided to execute you."
At those words, Naruto started to laugh nervously, "Kakashi sensei, that's a horrible joke, there's no way that Baachan would do such a thing."
Kakashi flinched. "I'm sorry, but she has already approved of it. She feels with this mission, you are just too dangerous to live. She's going to have Sasuke kill you so he can gain the Mangekyo Sharingan."
"Wait a sec," Naruto asked, fear coming into his voice, "What about Gaara? Can't he help me?"
"Unfortunately, Gaara and his brother and sister have been kicked out of Fire country. The council decided to ban him from traveling inside Fire country for three years. The Wind Daimyo is trying to send letters to the Fire Daimyo, but from what I've heard, no dice."
At those words, Naruto slumped down. "What about pervy sage?"
"He's on a mission. He won't know about what's happening until too late."
"What about Koyuki-chan?" Kakashi knew that Naruto was grasping for straws, trying to find anyone that could possibly help him.
"Naruto, anyone who could help you are being kept in the dark about this. Tsunade decided to put up a message blackout. We can't send messages to anyone. They will be lifted when you are dead and in the ground."
"So I'm dead, aren't I?"
"I'm sorry Naruto. I really wish this wasn't happening to you." At those words Kakashi looked down at his former student. This shouldn't be happening to him. Truth be told, he wanted to teach all three of his students, but he had been given orders to teach only Sasuke. Kakashi protested, but their order had been firm.
Kakashi gave a pat on Naruto's head, what would probably be the last one he would ever give him, and walked out the door.
After that talk, Naruto sat there. No one knew of what was happening, and those that knew were unable to help. Tsunade was letting this happen, and there was nothing Naruto could do about it.
He didn't know how long it was until the next person came, but when Naruto looked out of the window, it looked like it was night time.
The door opened up once again, and in stepped Hinata Hyuuga.
"Hinata-chan, is that you?" Now Naruto was surprised. Why would she be here?
Hinata looked sad. "Naruto-kun, I heard what was happening to you. I know what you hold inside of you."
"Everyone knows. The law has been repealed. Though only a few of us don't see you as the Kyuubi, a lot of us do. Kiba won't stop saying how you're a monster and how you'll die a painful death."
"What about Sakura-chan?" Naruto knew the answer to this one, but he had to be sure, and Hinata's look told him all he knew.
"Hinata, what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be celebrating?"
"Naruto I need to tell you something," she said, and Naruto could tell she was trying not to stutter or start crying. "Ever since we first met Naruto-kun I've always admired you. I've admired your strength, your ability to never give up, everything about you. And now that this has happened, I've felt that I should tell you before you die." And with those words, Hinata left him, leaving Naruto to his thoughts.
"And so Namikaze-Uzumaki Naruto, son of the Yondaime and Uzumaki Kushina was put to death by decapitation at the hands of the Uchiha. However, the Uchiha never gained the Mangekyo Sharingan as people had hoped. And every year on that day, people celebrate your death."
"Why tell me this? Why bring up old memories? Shouldn't you be taking me to Hell or something?" Gin looked very unhappy at the mention of those memories.
"Because Gin-san, you're going back to the Elemental Nations." The Shinigami King said to Gin in a tone that left no argument at all. However, Gin or rather Naruto chose to argue.
"Why should I? Why should I help them when they threw me away like I was trash? What's stopping me from saying no?"
"Oh, I don't know, maybe because number one, you weren't supposed to die yet, number two, because I'm an all powerful deity and you're not, and last but not least, either you are reborn, or I can reincarnate you as a squirrel. What's it going to be, smart ass?"
Gin gave him a small smile. "All of a sudden, you've convinced me. But the question is why?" He asked.
"It's because there's a man named Madara Uchiha down there, or rather some pretender calling himself that is trying to capture all of the Bijuu. And before you tell me the Kyuubi's gone, he can summon the Kyuubi and seal him away. He's conducting something called the Moon Eye's Plan where he'll brainwash everyone on the planet. He'll eliminate free will, make people worship him. I need you to stop him."
"Why can't you stop him? Aren't you a god?" Gin asked him.
"Trust me, I want to go down there and turn him inside out," the deity stated, "However, because of an incident a long time ago, the other gods and I swore by the river Styx to never interfere in mortal affairs ever again unless it is absolutely necessary. This is where you come in. By acting as our 'champion' so to speak, you can go after the Akatsuki and 'Madara' himself and end this threat. If you don't the Moon Eye's Plan will succeed and we will have no choice but to destroy your world and everyone on it. And trust us; you do not want that to happen."
Gin stood there for a long time. On one hand, he'll be reborn into the Elemental Nations, but on the other hand he'll be helping everyone, especially those in the village who betrayed him survive, without any punishment.
"I guess I don't have a choice, do I?" Gin finally said with a sigh. At the Shinigami King's nod, he then said, "I'll do it, but this won't mean I'll save those who don't deserve it."
"Don't worry; I know you want revenge on that one village. However, you need to realize that there are those that truly deserve it. Don't go around killing everyone that looks at you funny or has slighted you in the past. Use your judgment."
"One last question, how do you know me?"
"Because Naruto-chan, I was the one who sealed the Kyuubi inside of you." And with those words, the King of Shinigami snapped his fingers and Gin vanished from his sight.
Elemental Nations, outside of Fire Country capital
Gin groaned as he got up off the ground. Whatever that Shinigami King did, it hurt a lot. However, the important thing was that he was alive once again.
"Look out Konoha-no that's not right, in fact look out Elemental Nations. Uzumaki Naruto is back, and this time, he's better than ever!" And with those words, Gin Ichimaru started his mission.
Well, that was some chapter I wrote. Looks like Naruto's alive once again, but he's not Naruto but Gin Ichimaru. But I shouldn't be stating the obvious. And I know its late, but this month is National Novel Writing Month. I'll be trying this out, and saying something would spoil it, but I'll give you a hint: it's a deconstruction of Mecha Anime. Also, I'm playing Soul Calibur III. So catch you later.