Yo! Say hi to my first ever Naruto/Fullmetal Alchemist crossover! Just to clarify, this story starts a few years after the FMA manga ending. Enjoy!
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And... begin! The Sins of the Shinobi: Chapter 1!
Six soul essences were currently floating down a deserted Konoha street. In the background a giant fox could be seen fighting a horde of shinobi and kunoichi of various rank.
"This is exactly the distraction we needed." One of the entities chuckled.
"You're quite right, Envy." A female voice purred. "In this chaos no one will notice us when we take over some newborn brats."
A childlike voice giggled. "I can't wait to eat again."
"It will be quite amusing." An older voice said. "It's too bad Pride couldn't wait and took over some kid a year before us. What was the boy's name again? Neji Hyuuga, I think."
"I'm not surprised, Wrath." Envy muttered. "He is called Pride the Arrogant, after all. Arrogance usually accompanies impatience, you know."
"I'm off to where that giant fox thing is." Yet another voice remarked. "It's really powerful and I want that strength for my own." With that one of the soul entities floated away from the other five.
"What a pain." The last essence groaned.
"Quite right, Sloth." Lust sighed. "He's still the same Greed he always was."
"At least he shows no sign of rebelling against us this time." Envy commented. "Now, I suppose we split up and find some bodies to inhabit. I'm tired of floating around like this."
"If Greed betrays us, can I eat him?" The childish voice asked.
Lust sighed. "I wouldn't advise that. You'll give yourself indigestion, Gluttony."
"Right then, comrades." Wrath said. "I wish you all luck. I'll see you all in human forms soon enough."
The other four souls bobbed up and down, seeming to nod, before dispersing in different directions.
"Hello there." Greed sounded happy, as he looked down at the small blond boy with whisker marks. "You have that huge powerful fox demon inside you, is that right? See, I want that power for my own, so I'll just have to take over you!"
Naruto woke up and started crying once Greed had finished forcing his way inside him.
"Aren't you a pretty little thing?" Lust cooed, as she regarded a tiny blond girl. "You'll be a heart-breaker when you grow up, I can tell." The baby eyed the floating soul curiously. "Why don't I help you with that, hmm?"
Ino Yamanaka yawned widely and promptly choked when Lust seized her chance to merge with the girl.
"Born into the clan with the coveted Sharingan eyes." Wrath chuckled. "I think you'll be a good host for me, young man."
One of the black eyes vanished and was replaced with Wrath's own Ultimate Eye once the little boy had assimilated Wrath's essence.
"Ooh, he's fat! Just like me!" A childish voice exclaimed gleefully. "You like to eat, don't you? I do too!"
Gluttony giggled as he slowly faded into the chubby boy's body.
"What a pain." A deep voice groaned as its owner forced its way into a sleeping black-haired child.
Little Shikamaru mumbled something incoherent and rolled over in bed.
"Dammit!" Envy exclaimed in exasperation. "I can't find anyone in this cursed town who could be a good fit for me! That one girl might have done, but she had pink hair. Pink freaking hair! Seriously, what's up with that?"
Envy sighed. "Fine, kid, you'll do." He commented, as he found a toddler being surrounded by puppies.
The little dogs growled and bristled as the soul essence merged with the feral-looking boy.
The newly chosen Hokage frowned as he looked down at the small boy in his arms. "What am I supposed to do with you, huh?"
A random Chunin rushed into his office. "Hokage-sama, the council has gathered and wish to discuss Naruto's fate."
The blond man sighed and stood up, still holding the baby. "Very well, let's go."
The Chunin nodded and followed his leader out of the office.
All chatter ceased when the Godaime entered the meeting room. One of the civilian council members stood up.
"Hokage-sama, this is a surprise. We were expecting Sarutobi-sama to retake the position."
The Hokage frowned. "No such luck, I'm afraid."
The man took his hat off and ran a hand through his hair. "First things first. The civilian council is hereby disbanded." Protests rang out immediately.
"I have no need for any of you." The Hokage sneered. "I have two advisors who tell me everything I need to know about the state of the village, including the civilian portion of it. You all are simply an additional annoyance I have to deal with. Now leave, all of you. You're dismissed."
The clan heads watched as the civilians left the room grumbling and cursing under their noses.
Once the door closed, the man spoke again. "Now that that's settled, let's focus on the Kyuubi's defeat. As you know, the Yondaime had triumphed over the beast and stopped it from destroying Konoha. What you don't know is that the Kyuubi is not dead." At that, he received looks of alarm from everyone in the room.
"As you all should be aware, the Yondaime was a seal master, and a very talented one at that. Because the Kyuubi is nothing more than a mass of demon chakra and it has no physical body or mind, it is impossible to kill it. The Yondaime did the next best thing he could." The Hokage put the baby he was holding on the table in front of him. "He sealed the Kyuubi inside this child. The boy's name is Uzumaki Naruto."
He sighed as he noticed the predictable stares directed at the child. "You are all shinobi, so you should know how seals work. Naruto here is nothing more than the container for the Kyuubi. He is not the demon himself. Just like a scroll with a weapon sealed inside it is still a scroll, not the weapon."
"This is why I had the civilians removed. They are, to put it bluntly, too stupid to understand the concept of sealing." Chuckles were heard around the room. "I will now ask each one of you on what you think is best to do with Naruto. We'll start with you, Aburame-san."
"I understand what it's like to have something else within you." Shibi spoke in monotone. "I vote the child is allowed to live."
The Hokage nodded. "Inuzuka-san?"
The feral woman grinned. "We let the pup live with a pack he can call his own. Given his situation, he might be a great friend of the dogs."
Hiashi activated his Byakugan and scanned the small boy, before speaking. "I see no conflict between the trapped fox's chakra and the boy's own network. I vote the boy lives."
Fugaku scowled. "That thing is an abomination. It should be killed."
The blond man rolled his eyes. He'd been expecting that. "Yamanaka-san?"
Inoichi frowned. "The child doesn't appear to be out of the ordinary. I vote he lives."
The large man waved a hand flippantly. "Let him live. What harm could it do?"
The Hokage smirked at that. "Nara-san?"
Shikaku sighed. "Troublesome. I have faith in the Yondaime's work. I say we let the boy live."
The Hokage sighed as he turned to the next voter. "Danzo-san?"
Danzo Shimura frowned, already recognizing the futility of his words.. "I vote the boy becomes a student of mine."
The Hokage sighed at the predictability of that response, but nodded. "And lastly, Al?"
"I vote for letting Naruto live, Brother." The younger Elric stated.
Ed nodded. "It is decided then. Naruto will live in Konoha just like every other child. However, it pains me to say that I cannot allow any of you to adopt him." He scowled at the puzzled and indignant looks he received. "It is unfortunate, but within each of your clans there are those who wouldn't treat Naruto fairly or as a normal child the way most of you do. Regrettably, among each of your clans, there are those whose eyes will be clouded by prejudice and hatred towards the burden the boy holds."
Ed looked at each of the clan heads. "This is why I personally will be taking the boy under my roof. I have faith that with my family, he will remain safe."
"One last thing." Ed called. "As of right now, none of you are allowed to talk about Naruto's burden to anyone. If I find out you did, I will consider that equivalent to breaking an S-class law. I think you all know what that means. Breaking an S-class law is punishable by death, and in this case I will personally deal with both the speaker and the listener."
The clan heads pondered that for a moment, before nodding in agreement.
"Very well then." Ed smiled. "Meeting adjourned."
"So how did it go?" Winry asked as soon as Ed and Al left the room.
The 25-year-old Hokage smiled and motioned to the baby cradled in his left arm. "Well, we've got an extra mouth to feed now."
Winry smiled. "At least Maes will have some company." She eyed the baby curiously. "He was born earlier today, right? That makes him only a week younger than Sara."
Ed nodded. "Minato asked me to tell Naruto about his parents when he became a Jonin."
"That makes sense." Winry commented. "After all, people would certainly be after him for a multitude of reasons if they knew he was Minato's son."
"Come on." Al urged them. "I'm hungry, and I bet the kids are too."
Ed laughed as he followed his bother and his wife, still cradling Naruto in his arms.
Author's notes: Ok, this wraps up the first chapter. Some things I didn't say but which you might want to know are those:
Edward Elric – Rank: Godaime Hokage. 25 years old. Chakra nature: Earth.
Alphonse Elric – Rank: Jonin/Clan head. 24 years old. Chakra nature: Water.
Winry Elric – Rank: Jonin/Medic-nin. 25 years old. Chakra nature: None. Also works at the Academy.
The Homunculi and their hosts:
Pride the Arrogant – Neji Hyuuga
Lust the Lascivious – Ino Yamanaka
Greed the Avaricious – Naruto Uzumaki
Envy the Jealous – Kiba Inuzuka
Sloth the Indolent – Shikamaru Nara
Gluttony the Voracious – Chouji Akimichi
Wrath the Furious – Sasuke Uchiha
I hope you enjoyed it so far. Don't worry, everything will be explained as the fanfic progresses. That includes the story of how the Elrics got to the Shinobi world and what they are doing there.
See you soon!