Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto, if I did Kyūbi would be female.
A/N: Here's my first story and it's a challenge from Robin . exe to see the details visit their profile.
"S-Sakura-chan, H-Hinata-chan," Naruto started shakily. He was lying on his back in the middle of a large crater in what used to be a lush forest with Sakura and Hinata at his side. They were all that was left of the Allied Shinobi Forces. Tobi and his army of reincarnated ninja and Zetsu clones had, mere hours ago, overpowered them and wiped most of them out.
"Naruto don't talk, save your energy," Sakura said as she concentrated on healing the massive hole in his chest. Said hole was the result of a Chidori attack from Sasuke whose dead body was lying a few feet away.
"You h-have to get out of here," he said meekly while trying to push them away. "H-He'll be here an-any se-second."
"We're not leaving you Naruto-kun," Hinata stated as she bandaged his broken leg. Just as she finished she and Sakura were flung high into the air by an invisible force before slamming back down.
"You should have listened to him," Tobi stated as he walked closer, two of his remaining Jinchūriki Paths followed behind him. He held his hand out and for Hinata and Sakura it suddenly felt like the entire world was being pushed down on them. Cracks formed across the ground as they were pushed into the Earth with tremendous force.
"N-Naruto," Sakura coughed out. The pressure was breaking bones and her internal organs were about to explode but she still found the energy to grab onto his right hand.
"I...love you...Naruto-kun," Hinata said through the pain and she grabbed his left hand. And then the pressure just vanished like it was never there. Both girls were panting but even that proved difficult as their lungs had almost burst. Sakura knew straight away that they would die in a few hours without treatment due to the immense amount of stress Tobi had put on their vital organs.
"I think I'll send your friends to another dimension so you can watch them die as the Kyūbi is extracted from you," he said manically as he grabbed onto Hinata's and Sakura's arms, just as Tobi was about to send his friends to a different dimension Naruto was pulled into a very familiar sewer. Standing in front of him, well behind a cage, was the Kyūbi no Kitsune.
"What do you want?" the blonde asked.
"I don't want that man to control me again nor do I want to become part of the Jūbi again," the fox stated.
"I can't stop him! He's going to kill Hinata-chan and Sakura-chan then rip you out of me!" he shouted angrily.
"I know a jutsu that will send you and your two friends back in time by five hours. That should be enough time to prepare for the invasion of Zetsu and your battle with him. If you pull it off you, your precious people and, more importantly, I will be safe."
"What do I have to do?" he asked, his voice was filled with hope.
"You'll have to loosen your seal a little so you can access more of my chakra otherwise, with the amount of chakra you have right now, you will die. After that simply let my chakra travel throughout your body and then you grab onto your friends and I'll do the rest. You will wake up five hours ago with knowledge of what happened. However the other two may forget about what happened and won't remember unless you trigger a memory such as reminding the Hyūga of her cousin's death."
"Alright I got it," Naruto said as he walked towards the Torii Seal. He loosened the seal a bit and a stream of red chakra flowed out towards Naruto. The blonde exited his subconscious and returned to the real world, he instantly grabbed Hinata and Sakura then yanked them out of Tobi's grasp. Just as Kyūbi activated the space-time jutsu Tobi activated his own in a desperate attempt to prevent the jinchūriki escaping him.
'Kyūbi didn't say anything about getting a massive headache,' Naruto thought as he woke up. However as he was getting up he realized he hadn't been sleeping in a tent in a warzone, he had been sleeping in his apartment. He got out of bed and realized three things; one his apartment was extremely messy, two he was way shorter and three was that this was the day after the Mizuki incident if the calendar was correct.
"Stupid fox must have messed up," Naruto said out loud to himself. "Oh well at least this gives me more time to get stronger and possibly even save Sasuke."
XXX Later at the Academy XXX
Naruto had arrived a few minutes before team assignment and took a seat next to Hinata, not wanting a repeat of what happened the first time and wanting to sit next to his friend.
"Hi Hinata-chan," Naruto said, in his usual fashion, loudly. The heiress's face turned bright red at the fact he called her chan and he was sitting next to her, the only thing keeping her from fainting was the embarrassment of possibly ending up lying on top of him.
"H-Hi N-Naruto-kun," she replied softly.
'She must not remember what happened so she's back to her old self,' Naruto thought after hearing her stutter. 'I have to get her to remember.'
"Hey Hinata-chan I have to tell you something important," Naruto said.
'Maybe he wants to tell me he loves me,' she thought while even more blood rushed to her face.
"W-What is it y-you w-want to t-tell me N-Naruto-kun?" she asked timidly. He leaned forward so his mouth was only inches from her ear, they were so close she could feel his body heat. She was on the verge of fainting but desperately needed to hear what he has to tell her.
"Hinata-chan, your cousin Neji was killed in front of you," he whispered, her face suddenly turned from bright red to pale white, her eyes widened and tears started to form in the corners of her eyes. She remembered the sight of Neji's dead and mangled body and Naruto could see she remembered but she hadn't remembered everything yet and he needed to push a bit more even though he didn't want to hurt her like this. "So was your sister, Hanabi, and your father, Hiashi. Your entire clan was wiped out in front of you by an army of Zetsu clones."
"I-I," was all she managed to say before she started crying into her hands. Naruto was about to comfort her but he was pulled away from the heiress by his soon-to-be teammate Sakura who was holding him by his collar.
"WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HER YOU JERK!" she demanded rather than asked. Naruto looked around the room and could see he had gained the attention of the entire class. All of them seemed ready to hurt him if he said the wrong thing.
"Sakura-san its fine," Hinata said even though she still had tears streaming down her face. "Naruto-kun just told me something I needed to hear."
"Are you sure you're ok, Hinata?" Sakura asked, not noticing the heiress's lack of a stutter.
"Don't worry he didn't hurt me in any way," she said. The pinkette let go of her grip around the blonde's collar and walked back to her seat next to Sasuke only to find Ino had stolen it.
"Alright class it's time for team assignments!" Iruka announced as entered the room. The genin that had been watching Naruto turned their attention to Iruka as he went through the teams. "Team 7 has Naruto Uzumaki, Hinata Hyūga and Sakura Haruno. Team 8 is Sasuke Uchiha, Kiba Inuzuka and Shino Aburame. Team 9 is still active. And lastly Team 10 consists of Ino Yamanaka, Chōji Akimichi and Shikamaru Nara. Your new jōnin-sensei will be here shortly until then please stay here. The only thing left to say is congratulations and good luck in your ninja careers."
"Thank you Iruka-sensei," most of the class said as their former teacher exited the class room.
"Naruto-kun, how did we go back in time?" Hinata asked quietly after every other team had left and Sakura was sitting as far away from them as possible.
"Kyūbi used a jutsu to send us back in time but we were only supposed to back five hours, I guess the reason we went back by nearly 4 years is because the fox messed it up," he answered.
"Ok but how did I end up on the same team as you and Sakura-san?" Hinata asked.
"I went to see Jiji this morning about team arrangements and managed to convince him to put us on the same team," he said while remembering the old man trying to refuse his Sexy Jutsu.
"WHERE THE HELL IS OUR SENSEI? I COULD BE TALKING TO SASUKE-KUN RIGHT NOW BUT I HAVE TO WAIT!" Sakura shouted after they reached the half hour waiting point. Naruto knew that Kakashi still wouldn't show up for another two and a half hours and Sakura's rant made him realize something. If he didn't get her to remember her past/future life now he might not get another chance until Wave.
"Hey Sakura-chan I have something to ask you," Naruto said happily.
"It better not be for another date," she threatened coldly.
"I was just wondering if you remembered when Sasuke tried to kill you?" he asked casually. Sakura stared at him before growing angry at his lie about her Sasuke-kun; she moved to hit him but froze when she remembered the event clearly. She remembered trying to kill Sasuke after his battle with Danzō but she froze and just as he tried killing her Naruto saved her with Kakashi arriving soon after. All the events that led up to that moment exploded into her mind as well as everything that happened after.
"Sakura-chan, are you ok?" Naruto asked in a panic, the pinkette had fallen to the floor unconscious.
"I'm sure she's fine Naruto-kun it was probably just the strain of all those memories," Hinata said calmly. "I'm sure she'll come around soon."
"Ok but wait if that's the case why didn't you faint?"
"Hmmm ... I don't know," she replied causing the blonde to face-fault. "By the way Naruto-kun why did you put us all on the same team?"
"Well I thought we could help each other get our strengths back. Plus Sasuke can't learn the Chidori now so if he decides to leave the village again he'll be easier to capture."
"That's pretty smart of you Naruto-kun," Hinata said happily.
"Thanks," he replied.
"Uh my head," Sakura grumbled as she slowly got up. "It feels like the time I tried to out drink Tsunade-sensei."
"Sakura-chan you're finally awake," Naruto announced happily.
"Yeah, uh Naruto-kun how did we end up back in time?" she asked.
The blonde sighed before explaining how they were sent back in time by Kyūbi and what he did to get them on the same team. At the end of it Sakura simply stood up and walked to the closest wall.
"Sakura-chan, what are you doing?" Naruto asked, confused by her sudden behaviour.
"We know Kakashi-sensei won't be here for about two hours and my chakra reserves are back to nothing so I was going to get a head start on my training," she explained before beginning to walk up the wall using chakra.
"Good point," Naruto and Hinata said before both of them walked over to join Sakura in training.
Two hours later Kakashi Hatake was expecting to walk in on an empty room or three angry, or at least annoyed, genin but instead he arrived at the sight of his three genin students performing the tree-walking exercise. They didn't seem to notice him because they continued repeating the exercise.
"This is interesting," he said aloofly causing his students to turn their attention to him. Instead of shouting at him for being late they simply stared at him, expecting him to finish his statement. "It's not every day you see newly graduated genin practising this exercise."
"Jiji once told me about it and I told these two how to do it," Naruto lied to avoid suspicion.
"Ok but why are you practising now?"
"Well we figured you'd be late after the first half hour so we decided to train in the meantime," Sakura said.
"You didn't have any trouble did you" the copy-nin asked, hoping he could pass these guys before the actual test.
"I had trouble at first because I couldn't control my chakra properly so Sakura-chan and Hinata-chan helped me out because they got it perfect the first time," Naruto lied again, although he did find his chakra control was back to where it had been at this point; almost none existent.
"Alright then why don't we introduce ourselves?" he asked. "I'll go first. My name is Kakashi Hatake, my likes are none of your concern, my dislikes I don't feel like telling you, my hobbies I don't really have any and my dream I've never really thought about it. You next pinkie."
"My name's Sakura Haruno, my likes are none of your concern, my dislikes I don't feel like telling you, my hobbies I don't really have any and my dream I've never really thought about it."
"My name's Hinata Hyūga, my likes are none of your concern, my dislikes I don't feel like telling you, my hobbies I don't really have any and my dream I've never really thought about it."
"And my name is Naruto Uzumaki, my likes are none of your concern, my dislikes I don't feel like telling you, my hobbies I don't really have any and my dream I've never really thought about it," he finished causing Kakashi to sweat drop at his team's lame introductions.
'Did I really sound that lame?' he questioned as scanned over his genin. 'Oh well so far they've shown excellent team work and I guess I could pass them on what I've seen so far.'
"Well now that introductions are over why don't you guys take the day off and tomorrow meet me at the third training ground at six in the morning for missions," he said before disappearing in a puff of smoke.
Sorry if this chapter seemed a bit crap but I wanted to get it out within a week of accepting the challenge so I rushed it a bit. The next chapter will take longer for me to get out because of Christmas shopping and my family's going to be coming round for the holidays sometime in the next few weeks so I have to start cleaning. Not to mention my friends want to make a clan on MW3 and if that happens I'm going to have to help make montages.
Anyway the list for the harem is below (It's in no particular order and I may change it as time goes on):
Tsunade (I'll make her young again)
I'll probably make a poll for more girls so I suggest you leave a suggestion for me to add whichever girl/s you like to the poll however I'll only accept suggestions from signed reviewers.