Naruto X Pokémon Cross-over
Disclaimer: I Do Not Own Naruto or Pokemon
Summary: Death and Rebirth... Naruto Uzumaki, age thirteen, died by the hands of the one he once called 'Brother', Sasuke Uchiha. Upon his death however, two gods - Kami and Arceus - had other plans for the Child of Prophecy. Now reborn in the World of Pokemon, how will his new chance at life change with the Vulpix, Kurama, by his side? Read and Find out!
Pairings: NarutoXUndecided (?)
Naruto: "The Aura Shinobi"
"Death and Second Chances"
White, nothing but white all around…
Eyes opening slowly, revealing to the bleak world the crystal blue they hid, they looked in solemn around, seeing nothing but an empty, white realm. Nothing all around, just him…
Breathing deeply, the boy relaxed in the nothingness that surrounded him. His name was Naruto Uzumaki, a thirteen year old boy with spiky blonde hair, tanned skin, whisker-like birthmarks on his face, and wore the brightest orange anyone would ever see, in jumpsuit form. And right now, he had died, killed by the one person he considered a 'Brother', the first person he ever made a 'Bond' with.
A Chidori through the heart, no chance of survival, not even with the amazing healing powers of the only single being to ever acknowledge him as 'Naruto Uzumaki', Kurama. He couldn't even hear the Nine-tailed Fox's voice anymore. Just nothing…
The Mission was supposed to have been easy, yet it led to his untimely death. A squad made up of his friends and himself were tasked with retrieval of another comrade that went rogue, Sasuke Uchiha. But obstacles came between them and their target, that man that Sasuke was going to, his personal bodyguards interfered. The Sound Four and another that called himself Kimimaro.
Shikamaru Nara, the newly promoted Chunin of the Retrieval Squad, fought against the only girl of the Sound Four, a Genjutsu flute-user by the name of Tayuya. Choji Akimichi, heavy hitter of the group, went up against an equally large man named Jirobo. Kiba Inuzuka, hot-head tracker, went toe-to-toe with the Weirdest two of the Sound Four, two brothers that were 'attached' together in more ways than one, Sakon and Ukon. Neji Hyuga, eldest member of the group, went against the most experienced of the Sound Four, a multi-armed Shinobi named Kidomaru. Finally, there was Kimimaro. He was by far the strongest of the Sound Ninjas, and Naruto went up against him, and was losing badly. But a comrade came to his rescue, Rock Lee. He interfered, and gave Naruto the opportunity to catch up with Sasuke, while he fought the bone-user, Kimimaro. And then the confrontation came. Sasuke Uchiha, the last 'loyal' Uchiha that went rogue, and was heading towards Konoha's Second Biggest Traitor, Orochimaru of the Sannin.
It should have been touch-and-go by then, but Sasuke wasn't making it easy. He refused to simply return, and fought. He fought to kill that is. Not holding his punches and kicks, setting Naruto on fire, pile driving the blonde headfirst into solid rock. He was seriously out to kill the young Uzumaki, and for what reason? For power, he was willing to kill his friend, for power. The Uchiha even admitted that Naruto was his friend, and that was the whole reason he wanted to kill him.
Then things escalated. Kurama, the Nine-tailed Fox that was sealed inside Naruto, gave the blonde power to fight against the monster that Sasuke had become. The Curse Seal of Heaven, the thing which was bitten and sealed on by that snake bastard Orochimaru, had mutated Sasuke into what could only be describe as a literal vampire like creature. Huge hand-like wings bursting from his back, his skin tone seeming to die and darkened, developing sharp claws and fangs, it was the whole package. And what could Naruto do?
Kurama gave as much of his chakra as the Uzumaki could handle, entering a state known as Awakened Jinchuuriki. Kurama's chakra bubbled around Naruto, taking the shape of a large single tailed fox-like shroud. His strength increased, his speed doubled, his movements radical and unpredictable. But, it wasn't enough…
Blue eyes opened once more in the empty white abyss he laid, or was it floated? He wasn't sure, he couldn't feel anything. His mind continuously playing back the last memories before the cold hand of death took him away. He was mildly thankful though, that his life had ended with just a brief sharp pain to his chest, before the end. That was the point of death for Naruto. Sasuke's technique, which was designed specifically for assassination, taking his life in a flash of lightning.
Tilting his head as much as he could, his body stiff as a board, Naruto looked left, saw white. He looked right, saw white. Looking back up, again white. Where was this, was this Hell? He wasn't very religious, considering how crappy his life had been, and the fact the Priests and Nuns would always kick him away if he got too close to the Church of Konohagakure, but he knew what 'Hell' was. It was described as a place where all sinners went, a place where every sinner was given their own personal version of what Hell was for them. This must have been his. Nothing, loneliness, absolute emptiness…
Sighing loudly, Naruto closed his eyes in resignation, "I guess even in death, I'm haunted by loneliness. Kami must really hate me…"
"Now I wouldn't say that Naruto-kun," a soft voice spoke above him. Eyes snapping open, he stared at a face that looked down from above, only to freeze instantly shock as he recognised who that face belonged to. "If you sleep out here, you'll catch a cold. Hmhmhm," the long black haired female giggled, a light pink kimono sleeve covering her mouth as she did so.
"It can't be…" without noticing, Naruto sat up, never taking his eyes off the woman standing next to him. The woman, who didn't look far from his age but was clearly older than he was, stood silently with a smile, "… Haku," the now-named Haku smiled brightly at him, before reaching down. Slowly grabbing Haku's offered hand, actually feeling her warm hands, Naruto let the obviously stronger woman help him back to his feet.
Once on his feet, Haku seemingly dusted off the dirt around Naruto's ruined jumpsuit, before bouncing back in front of the still stunned boy. Bringing a hand up to Naruto's chin, she snapped the boy's mouth shut with a laugh, "Careful, a bird might try to build a nest inside your mouth."
"B-b-but, how…?" Naruto stammered, before turning a shade of red. He had never stammered before.
Haku went into a thoughtful pose, finger on chin as she looked up, "Hmm, now that's a rather tricky question to answer." She smiled brightly as if solving a problem, "Just think of me as your Guardian Angel, Naruto-kun," Haku's smile quickly left though as she gazed at the large hole in Naruto's jumpsuit, "… but you weren't meant to die, not according to Kami-sama."
"Huh…?" was the short elegant response from the knuckle-headed ninja. His mind was still reeling at seeing Haku once more, but now she brought up Kami. Shaking his head, in a feeble attempt to get his mind working again, he looked at Haku as he pointed, "Hold it, what's going on! Isn't this Hell, and why are you here Haku? I thought you'd be in Heaven, not my Hell?"
Haku looked momentarily stunned, but quickly began laughing, "H-Hell, oh! Good one, sorry Naruto-kun, but you're not in Hell. This…" spreading her arms around, showcasing the empty white realm they stood in, "… place is what you would call the Realm between Life and Death. To put it simply, it's here where you are either taken to Heaven, Hell, or…" she trailed off, leaving the sentence hanging.
"Or what…?" Naruto asked, completely confused, but listening to Haku's explanation.
Haku shrugged, "Not sure, you'd have to ask Kami-sama for that." Twirling around, hands joined together behind her back, Haku started skipping forwards. A few skips ahead, she looked back at the still standing blonde, "You coming Naruto-kun?" Turning back without waiting for an answer, she continued her walk through the white abyss.
Naruto snapped out of his stunned silence, and raced to catch up with his first true friend…
O-O-O -Break- O-O-O
For what seemed like hours to Naruto now, though it wasn't clear with how empty this place was, he kept on walking besides his 'Guardian Angel', as Haku liked to be called. He had thought about how she was now. She seemed happy, much happier than she'd been when he first met her. And that was another thing. Haku was indeed female, she had lied to him. But he kept his mouth quiet about that.
"So…" Naruto's attention snapped to her voice, listening intently as Haku spoke, and effectively breaking the uncomfortable silence that went on for a long while, "… how'd you die?" Hearing a sad sigh, Haku looked back, stopping when she noticed that Naruto had done so as well. She winced as she thought that question might have been too premature at this time, "Sorry, I didn't mean anything by that, Naruto-kun. It's okay if you don't want to answer it…"
Hanging his head, Naruto rubbed his hand through his hair, "No, no…" he assured her, "… It's okay, you were just curious." He seemed to try and collect him-self at this point, "You remember Sasuke?" he asked, getting a slow nod in response, "Yeah. Well, he went rogue, and I was part of the squad that was sent to bring him back. Only, he didn't want to go back, and he fought. He fought to kill, while I fought to simply knock him out. And well, remember that technique Kakashi-sensei used on Zabuza that…"
"… Killed me, yes, I remember," Haku finished Naruto off, her voice devoid of emotion as memories of her death resurfaced. It was still a touchy subject for her. She had died seconds later, so she had the misfortune to experience the full pain that came with the technique. And it hurt a lot…
"Kakashi-sensei, he taught Sasuke that technique…" Haku's eyes widened, "… and he used it on me, several times in-fact. Three times if I remember right, but as they say, third time's the charm. He pierced me, and then…" he shrugged helplessly, "… I woke up here. I felt just a sharp pain, then nothing." As he finished, he found himself suddenly enveloped in a hug from Haku. Not knowing what to do, as no one ever showed compassion like this to him, he slowly hugged her back.
The two stayed like this for several seconds, only to be broken by Haku. She pushed herself away, and grabbed Naruto's hand with her own, "I think it's time Naruto-kun," she said softly, holding onto Naruto's hand with both of hers now.
Naruto looked at her strangely, not understanding her comment, "… time for what?"
She looked back to his face, a cascade of tears running down her face as she smiled gently, "Time to meet Kami-sama. She's been waiting for you Naruto-kun, and so has someone else very important to you…" she said cryptically.
Before the blonde could respond, Haku began moving again, dragging the boy with her. As Naruto regained his footing, he looked forward to notice a light slowly appearing. His eyes widened as Haku continued walking towards the light, something he never in his life thought he'd do. As the light enveloped them, Naruto felt Haku's hands leaving his. The light was so intense that he had to close and cover his eyes with his arms, but then something happened…
He could hear sounds. The rushing of water, the singing of birds, he could feel the wind gently caressing his skin. But what he didn't hear was Haku's last words, saying her farewells to him…
Removing his arms that he used for cover, he opened his eyes to see paradise. Gasping loudly, he took a few steps forward, while looking all around him. He was in the middle of a lush, flower filled grassland, with a river nearby, a forest surrounding him, and a beautiful blue sky high above. It looked almost like his secret place back at Konohagakure, and a place he always went to for peace and quiet. But there was one strange feature added though. There was a large hill nearby, with what looked like the ruins of an old large Church on-top of it. The one in Konohagakure was much smaller than this one, so it had to be one of those Cathedrals he always heard about. He had always wanted to see one, but the Cathedral of the Land of Fire was located in the Capital, so he couldn't go.
The building looked like it was made of refined, smooth white marble stone, and finely crafted with amazing details and sculptures around it. A beautiful garden was spread all around it, and at the front were giant doors that led inside, only that there were no doors.
Despite the strangeness of all this, Naruto couldn't help but smiled. If this was Heaven, he knew why there were no doors, as he heard a Priest once proclaim, "God's door is always open for his children."
"Magnificent, isn't it Naruto-kun?" a new voice spoke behind him. Spinning around, he came face to face with a stunning violet-eyed woman wearing a sleeveless white blouse under a loose-fitting dress, with long fiery red hair with strands that framed both sides of her face, and a black clip that parted her hair to the left.
"Wha…?" Blinking as he looked at the strange woman, he looked around frantically, looking for someone that wasn't there anymore, "W-Wait, where's Haku-chan? She said that Kami-sama wanted to meet…" he stopped mid-sentence, before slowly looking back at the new arrival, "You wouldn't happen to be K-Kami-sama, would you?" he asked with a nervous gulp.
The woman looked momentarily surprised, before she snorted, which developed into full blown laughter. "Oh, that's a good one! That's sweet of you, but I'm not," her laughing dying down slowly, "Oh, I haven't laughed that much in years," having her laughter under control, she looked back at Naruto with warm eyes, tears nearly spilling as she gazed at the still young boy in front of her. She chocked back a sob, "You, you don't know how long… [Sob]… I've wanted to do this, Naruto-kun…"
"Huh, do what?" he asked, only to get his answer as the woman knelt and hugged him tightly. He could feel the tears she let pour down onto his shoulders, her sobbing shaking her body, but never once loosening her hold around him, "Um, am I missing something?"
"I'm sorry… [Sob]… I'm so sorry," the woman continued sobbing loudly. Seeing as she wasn't going to be letting go anytime soon, Naruto hesitatively brought his arms back and hugged her, hoping it would help calm her down. Being dead was more confusing than he thought, since he didn't know what to do in these kinds of situations. It took some time, but the woman finally calmed down. Slowly, she grabbed Naruto by the shoulders and pushed back gently to have a look at him. A brilliant smile came to her face, almost face splitting. It made Naruto's eyes widen a bit on how much that looked similar to his own, "You certainly grew up, I've never been more proud to be your mother."
Naruto's eyes nearly bulged out of his head as she said that, "M-m-mother!?"
The woman nodded, as a she had sheepish grin on her face. Scratching behind her head, she stood up, "Yep! Name's Kushina Uzumaki, your kick-ass mother and second Jinchuuriki to the baka-fur ball Kyuubi, Dattebane!" she pumped her first into the air, before deflating slightly at her quirk showing.
Naruto's jaw dropped. 'Holy, she is my…' tears began to gather in his eyes, "You really are, M-mom?" as his tears fell, Kushina knelt back down and held her arms opened. Not needing an invitation, he flung himself and hugged his mother tightly. His mother, he couldn't believe it. Well, if he thought about it, he could since he always thought and believed his parents were dead, and if he was in Heaven, then so would they. He blinked in confusion, 'Wait…' pulling back, he looked around, as Kushina stared at him confused, "If you're here, then where's dad?"
Kushina's smile faltered. Looking anywhere but her son, she didn't know how to tell him. "Um, sweetie, your father…" she hesitated, "… he isn't here. He can't enter this realm."
"Huh…?" Naruto blinked in confusion. His face fell, "… why?"
Kushina opened her mouth to answer as best she could, but someone beat her to the punch, "It's because he sold his soul to Shinigami-dono. He happens to be quite strict when it comes to the services he performs when summoned into the Living Realm." Kushina turned to face the speaker, a sad smile on her face, while Naruto looked, and promptly dropped his jaw.
Standing by the forest's edge, was a woman whose beauty could easily be described as divine. With a skin tone that seemed to shine with an ethereal white, she had aqua-coloured eyes and hair that reached to her mid-back, decorated with numerous leaves of Autumn Season colours. She wore a white silk gown, with detached sleeves, and was adorned with a unique silver chainmail breastplate, which was decorated with three sized sapphire-like gems. One was located across the torso just under her breasts, one around her neck, and the last one, which was also the smallest, was located between the larger two. The only thing out of place about this radiant beauty was that she wore no shoes, yet her bare feet against the grass seemed to meld with one another perfectly.
As Naruto was lost in this person's beauty, Kushina chuckled before standing to face their new guest, "Greetings Kami-sama," that immediately snapped Naruto's hanging jaw shut. Here in front of him was Kami, the apparent Goddess of all Creation. Kushina sighed, "Is it time to meet Arceus-sama?"
With a gentle smile, Kami nodded, "He is ready to meet Naruto-kun now," turning around, she made her way towards the Cathedral upon the hill. Kushina looked behind, and gently grabbing Naruto's arm, she led her confused son. Kami didn't need to look behind her, but she knew that Kushina was having an internal conflict within her-self. Naruto though was just puzzled, yet everything would be explained soon.
As the group of three made their way towards the Cathedral, Naruto took the time to really inspect his surroundings. With but a glance, Naruto saw how the area seemed to be growing more lush as they drew closer towards the Cathedral. It was almost like whatever – or whoever – was there, was feeding and nurturing the area in growing. This brought up a certain question in the young Uzumaki's mind, one that was planted by Kami's words. Who was this Arceus?
It didn't take long before they reached the Cathedral. The distance Naruto had seen it from did the place no justice. It was huge! The sheer size of the entrance dwarfed them considerably. It was large enough to possibly fit Kurama's hand through it easily, and that was saying something, considering Kurama was extremely large in size. As they entered the ruins, Naruto's ears instantly listened on the soft hymn that filled the air. The sounds of people singing in an unknown language, yet the way they sung, it felt as if his soul was being soothed entirely.
"Greetings Lady Kami, Miss Kushina, and of course, you as well young Naruto," a powerful male's voice greeted them, seeming to echo all around, but in-fact was spoken inside their heads. Stepping further into the ruins, into what would have been the Cathedral's Halls, they find themselves at a place where sunlight shined through a hole in the ceiling. It was here, that Naruto found the being that had greeted them, and his jaw promptly fell down once more.
The being's body was coloured white with a gray, vertically-striated underside, the pattern of which had similar recurrences on the underside of its mane, tail, and face. The feet were tipped with golden hooves, the mane was quite long, jutting away from its head, and its face was gray, with green eyes and red pupils, and a green circular pattern below its eyes. There was also a streak of gold coloration on its head, and ears that pointed upward. Its neck was fairly long, with two pairs of extrusions to the sides, and a flap-like feature on the neck's underside that was colored white. There was also a golden cross-like wheel attached to its body by its abdomen. Even from a distance, Naruto could tell that the wheel had four jewels attached to it. The pattern of striated gray of the underbelly resumed past its waist, the underside of the limbs also being gray in coloration, and with extrusions at the tops of the legs. The tail was fairly like its mane in shape and coloration.
Overall, this mighty creature was massive in size and exuded an aura of power, grace, poise, wisdom and kindness beyond anything Naruto had ever seen, felt or sensed in his natural life.
Kushina's giggling broke Naruto out of his stupor, while even Kami looked amused when she gazed at him. Turning back towards the mysterious beast, Kami stepped closer, "It seems you have made an impression upon Naruto-kun, Arceus-dono."
The now revealed Arceus chuckled lightly in humour, "It appears so." His gaze swept between Naruto, who looked lost on how to act before two Higher Powers, to Kushina, who had a saddened expression upon her face. He finally looked towards Kami, "Did you explain everything to the youngling?"
Completely destroying her image of an Almighty Deity, Kami crossed her arms under her breasts in a small pout, "No, I didn't. I was hoping Kushina-chan had told him, but she hasn't yet."
Finding his courage, Naruto spoke out, gaining the attention of the two Deities, "Explained what?"
Kami and Arceus shared a look, before Kami nodded to him. Looking towards Naruto, "You were not meant to die yet, Naruto-kun," she said to the point, "You were meant for great things in your life, the one to bring Peace in the War-torn world I had created. But you were killed, your life ended far before your time. For that, I am sorry."
"Oh…" Naruto's head hung at that, "Yeah, Haku-chan said the same thing," he blushed a little here, before coughing awkwardly, "Um, that I wasn't meant to die yet, I mean. She didn't tell me I would bring peace. Was I really destined to do that?" he looked up, but not towards Kami or Arceus, but rather towards Kushina, his mother.
Kushina smiled softly, "Hai, you were, my special little guy. It was a Prophecy your father's sensei told us years ago. A Child of Prophecy, said to be destined to bring about a revolution throughout the lands. Either bringing Peace or Destruction, but I knew. I knew you would be the one. The day you were born, I just knew you'd be the one to bring the fighting to an end. That you'd be the world's saviour…" here, Kushina's eyes started watering again, "I'm just sorry, you hadn't had the chance to live your full life."
Naruto brought up a hand to hold his mother's, "It's alright mom. At least with me gone, those people that were hunting me can't get Kurama any-wait, KURAMA!" Looking towards Kami, with something akin to anger and panic in his eyes, "Where's Kurama!?"
Kushina's brief sorrow was forgotten, easily replaced by confusion at her son's question, "Who are you talking about sweetie?" she asked, "Who is this Kurama?"
Before Naruto could respond, Kami made an 'Ah' sound, "Kurama, or otherwise known as the Kyuubi no Yoko" Kushina's eyes widened as her mouth gaped, while Naruto nodded. Kami hummed, mostly to herself in thought, "You wish to know what happened to Kurama, Naruto-kun."
"Yes, Kurama's my friend! He suffered enough, what happened to him!" Naruto practically yelled in panic, not at all worried about him-self, but mostly for his long-time friend.
Kushina slapped the back of Naruto's head. "Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze! That is no way to speak to Kami-sama!" Kushina scolded her son, unintentionally revealing his full name.
Kami raised a hand, silencing Kushina, her eyes still locked firmly with Naruto's. It was surprising for her, that the boy dared to raise his voice against her, and held such hardened nerves that he'd lock eyes without flinching. "You would have done great things indeed, Naruto-kun…" Kami's words, softly spoken, stunned both Naruto and Kushina still. Giving the boy a gentle smile, "You need not worry about Kurama. He is currently being processed by Arceus-dono here, for your future Naruto-kun. It will be a while, but he will soon be ready to assist you where you will be sent."
"Huh, what do you mean by that?" Naruto asked, looking puzzled. His gaze switching from Kami, to Arceus, and Kushina, before looking back at Kami, "… where am I being sent?"
"Excuse me, Kami-sama, Arceus-sama, why the Kyuubi? And son, why do you call him Kurama?" Kushina questioned, she had been completely lost throughout this whole conversation.
"I believe I can answer that for you," Arceus spoke at last, gaining everyone's attention. He had stayed silent, mainly to observe the boy, and was pleased with what he saw. Looking towards the red headed human, "As Lady Kami had already mentioned, Kurama's soul is currently being processed into his new body, so that he may be of more help for your son where he'll be sent," his attention shifted towards Naruto, "As for your question youngling, as Lady Kami also mentioned, you were not meant to die. As such, you are being given a second chance at life, but not in the world of Lady Kami's creation, but in mine. Your death, has secured that world's fate I'm afraid. And we cannot, even if we wanted to, bring you back to life in a world where you had already died in."
Standing up, Arceus stood on all fours, the sunlight glistening off his mane as he walked down from his resting place, "Back to your concerns about Kurama, there is nothing to worry about. Kurama, or the Kyuubi as you know him as, was controlled throughout his life since his creation and release by the man you've known from legends as the Sage of Six Paths. And unlike what you've been told from stories, the Tailed Beasts loved the Sage as if he was their father. And in a sense, he was, as he created them by using Lady Kami's gift. Some sort of ocular mutation I believe it was."
Arceus sighed sadly as he reached where the humans, and human-like Deity, stood, "But as I said, he has been controlled throughout his entire life for centuries. Him and his fellow siblings, one by one they fell under the greed of mankind. Kurama, the last to fall, being controlled by a vile man, with equally vile eyes. Used like a tool, only to be sealed off by the wood-user, and into one of your kin, all because they feared Kurama's power. Kurama's hatred towards humans grew because of the actions your people treated him with," a smile came upon Arceus' face "that is, until it was your offspring's turn to carry him," Kami smiled as well, as the two Deities looked towards Naruto.
Said offspring merely pointed at himself, "M-me? What exactly did I do?" Even Kushina was confused by this. Everything she was hearing, she didn't know how to understand it. She'd had always been told the Kyuubi, or Kurama, was nothing but hate and destruction. But being told this now, by two Deities, she could only wonder if things could have been different, if she merely talked to the fox.
Kami chuckled softly, "You were the first person, human or otherwise, to see Kurama as he is. Not as a tool, not as something to hate, not something to control, but as a living entity, that deserved the same rights as the rest of mankind. He respected you for that, which was why he always helped you in times of need. That is why we are preparing him for your journey ahead of you. Because even as you died, he never stopped pouring his powers throughout your body to try and save you. He even shed a tear, something he had never done since the death of his creator. So when the seal began its final process of sending the last half of Kurama to Shinigami-dono, Arceus-dono and I intervened and saved his soul, leaving his power to go and complete the contract that had been made with your father, when he sealed Kurama inside of you. He shall be waiting for you when you wake from this realm, and into Arceus-dono's world."
Naruto's jaw promptly fell for a third time, "THE YONDAIME'S MY DAD!?" and with that, Naruto fainted. This left the three remaining beings to sweat-drop, while simultaneously thinking how that was the only thing Naruto had paid attention to.
As Kushina rushed to help her son, Arceus chuckled at the scene, "He is certainly an interesting one."
Kami sighed, watching as Kushina knelt and began trying to wake her son. As the mother fretted over her son, Kami took a good long look at the boy, "He would have changed so many lives, saved so many people for the better. Now the cycle of hate shall continue until I am able to find another pure soul to save my children," she muttered, Arceus being the only one to hear her.
Arceus merely nodded solemnly, "It is regrettable, and a shame for one to have died so young. But hopefully with his second chance, he will find the happiness he was so wrongfully denied."
"It really is a shame," Kami said quietly, her eyes never leaving the recently woken Naruto, while her mind fled back to memories of observations she had made in the boy's life. Despite the hardships, he was truly a unique person, and one that would have changed many people's lives.
Arceus's eyes glazed for a moment, looking up at the ceiling, as if viewing something no one else could. Losing the glazed look, he looked down at Kami who stood by his hooves, "It seems Kurama's second chance has already begun. He has been reborn just now, and is currently being looked after by one of my children," he stood straight, "It is time."
Kushina and Naruto looked up at Arceus, hearing the last three words he said. Kushina knew her time with her son was up, but Naruto wasn't going to give up so quickly, he still had some questions that needed answering. Standing up with the help of his mother, Naruto walked up to Arceus, "Before you begin whatever you're planning, where exactly am I being sent?"
Arceus nodded, expecting that question coming sooner or later, "Understandable. As I said before, you will be sent to my world. This world is very much like Lady Kami's, where one aspect of it basically runs the world. Where, in Lady Kami's, it is ruled by the ways of Ninjas. While mine is ruled by the ways of Pokémon," seeing Naruto's puzzled look, he further explained, "I myself am known as a Pokémon, the God of Pokémon. Arceus was actually a name the humans had given me, but I accepted it none the less. In my world, there are many creatures, big and small, that utilizes abilities very similar to the techniques you were used to seeing in Lady Kami's world. You will be sent there, given a chance to live a new life, one to the fullest, as my Chosen Child, as you were for Lady Kami's world before your untimely death. But you won't be alone, as my children will help you along your journey," Arceus had a smirk on his face, "Though you won't know until you meet them during your journey, that is."
Naruto nodded slowly, understanding what he's hearing so far. He took a quick glance at his mother before looking back, "What about my mom?"
Kami decided to answer that one, "Unfortunately, we are not certain if we can do anything for her Naruto-kun. She has shown great interest in following you, to be with you. But we are unsure if we can fully fulfil that wish, given the years since her death." She watched as Naruto gripped Kushina's hand tightly, as she returned the favour to her son. It broke Kami's heart in doing this, but she never fully said that it was impossible, just unsure.
"I see. So how will I be sent there?" Naruto asked, not letting go of his mother's hand.
"By rebirth," Arceus answered "Your memories shall be sealed, along with some of your mother's, before you can freely access them. You shall be born unique, one of few alive that can use Aura, something similar to Chakra. Your memories will resurface as dreams until you are ready to unlock them all. When that does happen, your previous life and new one will merge together, giving you all the knowledge of both your lives. Hopefully, this will enable you to use some of your skills before your death, along with the ones your mother's memories will provide. Which ones, well…" Arceus smirked once more, "You'll just have to wait and find out."
Naruto listened intently. Looking up at his mother's gentle face, he brought her down and gave her a hug, one he hoped showed all his feelings for her, and how grateful he was to have known that he was loved. Releasing the hug, he turned to the silent Deities before him. Letting go of his mother's hand, he stepped up until he stood in front of Arceus, "I am ready, Arceus-sama."
Arceus nodded. Leaning down, he placed his forehead against Naruto's, and in a bright flash of luminescent colours, the two vanished from the Cathedral's Hall, leaving behind a somewhat happy Kami, but also a distraught mother. Kami looked towards the crying mother, and as a Deity, she had overheard what Naruto had said while he hugged Kushina…
… "I love you mom, now and forever. Thank you for loving me"…
It was times like this, that she really hated being a Goddess. It also didn't help that she her-self was a Mother, and knew very well the pain Kushina was going through. Moving up to the grieving mother, she placed a comforting hand on Kushina's shoulder. Almost instantly, Kushina latched onto her hand, crying into it, asking repeatedly "Why". Kneeling down, she pulled Kushina into her arms, letting her cry on her shoulders, 'I will find a way for you two to be reunited, I promise you both. Just hold on for a little while Kushina-chan. You will see your son again.'
[Ba-bump-Ba-bump…] [Ba-bump-Ba-bump…] [Ba-bump-Ba-bump…]
"Well, well…" an elderly man in a white coat spoke happily, as he looked at the monitor next to him. The image on the screen was that of an internal scan, one that was being seen through ultra-sonic sounds, and by using the device in his hand that was currently pressed against the lightly swollen abdomen of a long brown haired woman. Turning towards his patient, the doctor gave her a smile, "Your baby boys are as lively and kicking as ever, Mrs. Ketchum. Three months down, only six to go."
Delia Ketchum, the woman who had came for an ultrasound, could do nothing but smile as if she had been given the secrets of eternal happiness, and in a sense she had been.
Looking at the screen, she watched as the beating of her two baby boy's hearts could be heard, clear as day, 'Just six more months to go my precious baby boys. I can't wait to hold you both in my arms soon. If only your father was still around,' a single tear rolled down Delia's cheek, the doctor easily mistaking it for joy, 'He would have been so proud and happy to see you two,' Delia placed a hand on her stomach, rubbing it softly, 'My little Ashton, and Naruto Ketchum…'
Naruto died! Naruto was killed by Sasuke! Unthinkable! But it happened. So now he's been given a Second Chance, by two Great Beings – Kami (God) and Arceus. Having met Haku in Heaven, his reunion with his Mother, knowing that Kurama was being given a Second Chance as well! How will Naruto fare in this new world after his apparent death in his old one?
Find out Next Time in Naruto: 'The Aura Shinobi' – "Thirteen, Memories and a Fox!"
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Chapter Important Information
The Original Story...
In the beginning, there was only a churning turmoil of chaos.
At the heart of chaos, where all things became one, appeared an Egg.
Having tumbled from the vortex, the Egg gave rise to the Original One.
From itself, two beings the Original One did make.
Time started to spin. Space began to expand.
From itself again, three living things the Original One did make.
The two beings wished, and from them, matter came to be.
The three living things wished, and from them, spirit came to be.
The world created, the Original One took to unyielding sleep...
Pokémon Name: Arceus
Pokémon Species: Alpha Pokémon
Biography: According to the legends of Sinnoh, this Pokémon emerged from an egg and shaped all there is in this world. Born before the universe was created, it shaped life, according to mythology, with its 1,000 arms. In many texts, and in many scriptures, Arceus has never actually been 'named' only known as the 'Original One' or 'The Maker', or to his Pokémon children, as 'Honorable Father'. The name Arceus was given to him by people long ago. It is said that Arceus is all, yet none, that he can become like his children in terms of Type, with the use of mystical plates that gives Arceus his Godly Abilities. Whether or not Arceus is real or not, has yet to be identified. But through the use of Texts, Scriptures, Hieroglyphs, and other sources from Ancient Civilisations, a rough description and picture has been composed to what Arceus may look like. It is believed that in Ancient Times, Arceus may have shown himself to the people, but why he does not now, has yet to be known.