Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, Highschool of the Dead and any other anime/manga that appears in this fic of mine. If I did, Shido would've died at the very beginning along with all the other unfortunate students.
Chapter 1: Outbreak of the DEAD–Part 1
"Man…today's boring as usual." Sitting upon the roof of the Academy, a young student yawned lightly into the sky. He stood at 6 feet seven inches with a body most fighters dreamed of having: not overly bulky, a result of choosing brute strength, yet not lean at all. His muscle tone was well defined even through his school uniform, creating an effective intimidating look that drove away all the other males and attracted the females.
He had long blond hair which had crimson tinged ends and framed his face, with his bangs having black tips instead. While not as spiky as some of the other students, it certainly was defying the rules of gravity and had a golden shade to it. He had a slightly tan look, a result of constantly spending his time outdoors, and very unusual eyes. Unlike everyone else, he had black sclera and red eyes with slits instead of pupils. Those eyes of his had caused a stir within the institute and everyone had kept their eyes upon him for quite some time before he finally got fed up and took it out on the resident bully.
After that particular massacre, no one ever dared to make fun of his eyes.
He wore a black military style gakuran which consisted of a long-sleeved jacket and matching pants. Underneath his jacket was a navy-blue short-sleeved T-shirt. Also, on his right arm, a long chain was wrapped around and extended from his shoulder to his wrists. The chains had attracted some odd looks but he paid them no mind. He also had a pair of running shoes, which were black.
"Saya-chan has class….Rei-chan has class….am I the only one free today?" He muttered to himself. Shrugging lightly, he decided to forgo sitting and lay back against the warm roof. His eyes stared into the endless sky, his thoughts drifting to the day he had left his world…
"What…What the hell are you saying?!" He roared towards the duo standing before him. Uchiha Madara and the revealed Uchiha Obito gazed at him with indifference and pity respectively. Beside him were Killer Bee, the Hachibi Jinchūriki, Kakashi and Gai, the latter being two of the most renown Jonin in Konohagakure.
"You heard me the first time…I'll give you five years to get stronger, far stronger than anyone you have ever known. Train yourself to death, push yourself past your limits and develop that killer instinct needed to have a chance against us. If you don't…I'll just destroy everything that you hold dear to your heart, Uzumaki boy." Madara's rippled eyes pulsated, an invisible force being sent out at speeds that rivaled the Hiraishin (Flying Thunder God). The surrounding crevices and mountains formed immediately flattened, sending out large amounts of dust which obscured the two Uchiha. "Remember, Uzumaki Naruto…be prepared to give me the best fight of your life in five years time."
"Hold it! You're not going anywhere!" Powering up a Bijuu Rasengan, Naruto disappeared from his previous speed in a flash of golden light. Closing the distance between them in less than the blink of an eye, he got a glimpse of Madara's Rinnegan eyes before the elder Shinobi vanished alongside his partner. By this time, Naruto had already began to thrust his arm out and at the speed he was moving, it was rapidly becoming clear that he was going to end up right in front of the explosion.
His last thoughts before he slammed into a nearby rock could be summed up in two words. 'Oh, fuck.'
-Two Days Later-
"So that's what Madara said?" Tsunade was in a foul mood. Her two legs had been ripped from her body courtesy of the Uchiha prick, her body had been suffering from various wounds and she had also endured some internal bleeding. Had anyone other than a Senju suffered from these wounds, they would've died before ten minutes….however, through her stubborn will to live and medical jutsu, Tsunade was able to recover, albeit with a few complications.
She and the other Kage were all seated in a secure room within Tetsu no Kuni. Mifune was left in charge of organizing the Allied Nations while the Five Kage debated just how they were going to train Naruto for the next five years. "I say that we gather all the most experienced Shinobi we have and take turns teaching Naruto everything we know. We can use the first year on Taijutsu, the second year on Ninjustu, the third on Genjutsu, the fourth on possibly Kenjutsu and the final year getting more combat experience." E, the Yondaime Raikage, proposed.
Onoki, the Sandaime Tsuchikage, nodded his head in agreement. They needed Naruto to win this war and achieve true peace…without peace, another Great Shinobi World War would break out in the future and their descendants would be the ones who would suffer from the never-ending cycle of hatred. "I agree with Raikage-dono. Madara wouldn't make a decision like this unless he saw something in Naruto…that man may be a monster but he doesn't give anyone a chance like this unless the person is capable of giving him a worthwhile fight."
Tsunade nodded in agreement with Onoki's assessment. Taking a look at the other Kage, who had been silent throughout the entire time, she raised a brow. "Any objections to Raikage-dono's suggestion?"
Both silently shook their head, having no other thoughts on the matter. "Very well then. We'll give him two days off while we amass the necessary Shinobi in completing this mission. From this day forth, we must do all we can to help Naruto…to achieve the peace we all desperately need."
Naruto let out a small chuckle as he thought of his 'Baa-chan'. 'Wonder if she's still Hokage…Nah, she's probably somewhere drowning in sake. I hope everyone's alright…' He sighed deeply as he recollected his hellish training.
His first year was focused solely on Taijutsu, allowing him to fight in several different styles as well as refine his own style. He had been forced to train with weights due to the short amount of time needed to increase his base strength for a few of the styles which required incredible strength to use. His Kage Bunshin method was never as abused as it was during his training sessions. While he built up his strength using weights as well as special Gravity seals, his clones would pick several different Taijutsu styles and practice until each movement was perfect to the position of his feet, his breath pattern and posture. Gai and Killer Bee also taught him to use various other weapons such as nunchaku, bos, scythes, and several other non-blade weapons.
Year Two focused on his Ninjustu, his most proficient area. Once again, the Kage Bunshin method was a life-saver; using his clones, he was able to develop very strong affinities to all the five elements. Each day he would make as much as two thousand clones and divide them into ten groups: the first group would work on Fire nature manipulation and shape manipulation, the second would work on Water, the third on Earth, the fourth on Lightning and the fifth would further develop his Wind manipulation skills. The sixth group would learn Fire jutsu, the seventh would learn Water jutsu, the eighth would focus on Wind jutsu, the ninth would work on Earth jutsu and the tenth group would work on Lightning jutsu. It was during this year, when Naruto was learning Lightning manipulation that his Bloodline Limit awakened.
The third year, which was originally supposed to be set aside for Genjutsu, was rather used to master his Rinnegan. After obtaining permission from Tsunade to search the ruins of Uzushiogakure, Naruto and the other shinobi eventually discovered a scroll in a secluded cavern that told the history of the Uzumaki Clan as well as the various abilities of the Rinnegan. While the Rinnegan boosted his already incredible learning rate to unprecedented levels, Naruto discovered that awakening the Rinnegan also allowed him to automatically dispel and set-up illusions. This was a lifesaver for him, since he never was good at learning Genjutsu.
His fourth year was spent in Tetsu no Kuni, where he studied Kenjutsu under the renowned samurai Mifune. He was able to combine the Kage Bunshin method with his Rinnegan, making the training go much faster and giving Mifune more time to teach him a few of his techniques. Naruto also trained under Tenten and Killer Bee in the use of bladed weapons other than a katana as well. His progress with a blade astounded and impressed Mifune; enough that he decided to teach Naruto to forge his own blades. After three months of consistent metalwork, accidental explosions and pretty vulgar swearing, Naruto's daitō was completed. It was a black blade about as long as his height. The cross guard had four prongs bent out to form the shape of the manji with a short length of chain with a broken link at the end dangles from the base of the hilt. He had named the blade Tensa Zangetsu.
The fifth and final year was used for Naruto gaining experience in fighting. As such, he went around sparring with every shinobi he could find. He mostly fought A-Rank and S-rank shinobi, such as Kakashi, Gai, Tsunade, E, Mei, Gaara, and several other powerful shinobi. He also made several batches of clones to study Fūinjutsu, in an effort to surpass his father and bring prestige back to the Uzumaki Clan. After nearly nine months of constant studying and practicing, Naruto could honestly call himself a seal master like his father and Jiraiya.
He had travelled alone back towards the battlefield to meet Madara and Obito. The battle that took place had utterly decimated the area, leaving nothing but death and destruction in its wake. All three fighters pushed themselves to their limits, utilizing every ace up their sleeve to bring down the other. Sometime during the fight, Obito and Madara merged together into a single being. To make things worse, Sasuke arrived and joined the fray on the side of his Clan members. From then on, the fight was mostly Naruto getting tossed around like a rag doll until he hit the Gedo Mazo.
That was when the shit really hit the fan. All Naruto really remembered was an explosion of light and the next thing he knew, he was in this world. Also, ever since he had arrived in this strange technologically advanced world, he had been having flashes of memories that belonged to the Bijuu and the three Uchiha. After a few weeks of settling in, he had discovered that there was no seal within his mindscape. After fruitlessly searching for Kurama, Naruto had come to the conclusion that he had assimilated the last Uchiha as well as the Bijuu…meaning he was the new Juubi. If this had happened before his training, he was sure he would've panicked like the world was about to end. Instead of doing that, he had simply accepted that he was no longer human and moved on with life. Another thing he had discovered was that his body was now like Madara's Edo body…he didn't need to eat, breathe, sleep, his chakra was unlimited and his regeneration was off the charts; in other words, he was perfection incarnate.
The first thing he had done was to gather information of his whereabouts. From what he had seen so far, these people had less chakra than Sakura had when she was a Genin. They were simply civilians, with only a few of them going out of their way to learn basic Kenjutsu and Taijutsu…well, they may not have been basic, but to Naruto it certainly was.
He had managed to find an apartment and paid for it using money he had earned from taking odd jobs such as babysitting, brewing coffee and tea as well as other menial tasks. Seeing how bored he was becoming, he spontaneously decided to try the Fujimi Academy Entrance Exams. He couldn't get a decent job if he didn't have the qualifications and forging the necessary documents might just end up biting him in the ass…so he went to school.
He hadn't really expected to do well-he had only skimmed through the syllabus once-yet he ended up with the highest scores amongst those taking the exam. Some of the teachers had even compared his work with Takagi Saya, their resident genius. Maybe the Rinnegan did something to increase his learning rate without it being activated?
Anyways, he had been placed in Class 2-A…the teachers had said something about wanting to pit him and Saya together, but he hadn't paid much attention to it.
"Naruto! Get your ass up, you lazy excuse for my rival!" Speak of the devil…Opening his eyes, Naruto gazed up towards the source of the noise. Standing right over him was his best friend and academic rival, Takagi Saya. She had long pink hair which she mostly kept in two pony tails on either of her head. Her hair also had two thin, long bangs at the sides, two thin strands of hair over the left side of her forehead, and a spiky larger portion of hair covering the left side of her forehead. Saya had fierce orange eyes and furrowed eyebrows. She wore contacts as well, though she sometimes wore glasses when her contacts dry out, giving her the sexy librarian look. Saya's physique was slender, yet she has large bikini model sized breasts. She wore the female school uniform, which was basically a sailor outfit. The sailor blouses were white with green collars and a black bow on the front and are paired with a green skirt.
Naruto raised a brow. "Morning to you too, Saya…white with blue stripes today?" He found it amusing to see how fast her face turned red. "Not bad…though I suppose it would be better if you had chosen red or black."
She glared heatedly at him, though her blush didn't seem to be disappearing. "Shut up…pervert. The first semester has already started and you're here goofing off…how are you ever going to make it through the year?" She questioned, placing her hands on her hips and looking down at his bored gaze.
Naruto rolled his eyes at that. "Saya-chan, you know more than anyone else that the principle wouldn't kick me out. His institute has two incredible geniuses that bring much credibility to Fujimi Academy…to kick one out would be giving other schools an advantage to even the playing field….that and I just can't be bothered learning something I already know."
There was silence for a while before Saya sighed and sat down next to him. The unexpected action made him crack an eye at her, something she noticed. "What? I can't spend some time with my friend now?" She huffed, her red cheeks receding to only a light shade of pink.
Naruto chuckled at her words. "So now I'm your friend? What happened to me being your rival?" While Saya could indeed be arrogant, especially with those slower than her, Naruto was the only one she was genuinely happy to be around. He never made fun of her pink hair and orange eyes, an oddity in Tokonosu City, nor did he put her down because she was a genius. The only time he scolded her was when she looked down upon others who didn't deserve it.
Saya huffed once again, slightly annoyed that she had to repeat herself once again. "In academics, you are my rival. Before you came, no one was close enough to truly see things the way I did…not even the teachers could understand me unless I dumbed it down for them. I didn't have any friends during my childhood because I was so smart…You, on the other hand, are able to think like me and understand where I'm coming from…you're my friend; my best friend."
No more words were spoken as the two gazed into the sky, enjoying each other's company while the other students rushed about for their next class. Saya caught a flash of brown and looked in the direction she had seen it appear. Her lips pursed as she saw Miyamoto Rei searching for something…or someone.
Rei had long, light-brownish hair with bangs and two strands sticking out above the rest of her hair. She also had reddish-brown eyes and a slender figure with ample breasts. She wore the female school uniform and was another friend of Naruto…one that Saya did not like at all. Saya knew that Naruto was very popular amongst the female population; even a few teachers had been eyeing him like a piece of meat. He was not only good-looking and smart, but strong as well.
Naruto had competed in the National Kendo Championships awhile back, along with the Fujimi Kendo Club. Saya and her family had gone to watch and cheer him on, not that it was needed. In front of over 300 people, Naruto had demonstrated monstrous power and speed during each of his fights. He ruthlessly dominated each of his opponents, be they man or woman, ending them in less than a minute with a single blow. Even Busujima Saeko, the Captain of the Kendo Club had lasted only for a few minutes…and even then, Saya was sure Naruto had been playing around.
Naruto was also quite friendly to the held-back student; he helped her as best as he could whenever she had a problem and was also content to spend some of his time with her. She didn't know what kind of past Rei had with Naruto…but she knew that she didn't like the way those two were so close. She couldn't stand the thought of losing Naruto to some other person…she didn't want to be alone again. 'I don't know what you are to Naruto, but I don't care…I'll drop dead before I let you take MY Naruto from me, Miyamoto-san…'
Unmindful of his friend's possessive thoughts, Naruto closed his eyes once more. An ominous feeling had been reverberating in his body the entire day and he wanted to be prepared for whatever it was that would occur. With his eyes closed, Saya was unable to see his eyes become cross pupils and his nails lengthen to dangerous claws. He took in a deep breath, about to start meditating, when a scent made him leap in alarm. It was a scent he had come to know quite well during the Fourth Great Shinobi War.
The scent of death…and it was coming from the gates of the Academy.
A/N: Hope you guys like the first chapter of 'Bloody Maelstrom'. Thanks to Challenger for coming up with the title…
Anyway, as you may have noticed, some parts of Maelstrom Ashikabi were used…I honestly tried to make different circumstances but I was just too tired to come up with another original scenario. *Ignores the various booing from audience*Also, Rei isn't involved with Hisashi…and Takashi will make an appearance. I can't just kill him off…and I need someone to bash, though it might be only slightly. Right now, Saya and Rei are Naruto's friends who both want him to themselves; Naruto and Saya's relationship will be touched upon later. Saeko hasn't really interacted with Naruto much, so she'll be really curious about her fellow survivor.
Just want to clear this up before I continue: Naruto will not hide his power or be crippled during this outbreak. Most fics don't like to make Naruto more…unrestrained. I mean, the world everyone knew has officially crashed and they have to kill in order to survive….yet he hides his power or can't access it? Fuck that shit…in this fic, expect a combination of Naruto using jutsu and modern weapons to decimate "them" easily. Rinnegan alone would be enough to stomp their asses…add the fact that Naruto has unlimited chakra and you have an unstoppable being who cannot be killed, meaning they would not be able to turn him into one of "them", and would do anything to protect his friends.
The next story to come up will be my Naruto x Inheritance Cycle crossover. Its title is 'The Bijuu Shur'tugal' and it will be much like 'Shadeslayer and Red Claw' meaning the story of Eragon will be drastically changed. For one thing, Eragon will not be the main player in the war…Naruto will be. Murtaugh will fight for the Varden, so he won't be forced into Galbatorix's hands…all that and several other things will happen. Also, if you guys can come up with a male name for Naruto's dragon in Japanese, I'd really appreciate it. (It'll be a black dragon, just so you know)
The harem list for this fic is:
Saya's Mother (She's hot…'nuff said)
The harem list for The Bijuu Shur'tugal' will be:
If you have any requests for more women, PM me or send it through your reviews. Review….Or I'll kill you.