Naruto x ?
I've been thinking about and considering how I wanted to do this story for six months now. I've almost got everything figured out to a tee, so I hope you guys enjoy this remake of the story. I decided to make everyone Anthro in this revision because it would make writing certain scenes easier. I hope not to lose anyone as I will be putting a greater focus on developing the ties between characters.
This fic is also going to include Loads and Loads of characters. I want to do my best to give backstory and dimensions to every pony so it could be jumping point to other pairings I wish to do.
I also wanted to put a stronger emphasis on how long and well the characters know each other. I hope you guys enjoy this remake as more content and thought was put into it.
The Bipedal equine continued his walk down the long hallway of the eloquent castle as the soft echoed of his hooved feet echoed along the marbled floor of the castle. He came to a stop in front of two ashen grey furred figures standing guard in front of the lavish double doors. They were both dressed in golden armor that dimly gleamed in the sunlight while being full body so the vital organs weren't exposed.
They stood aside allowing the blond entrance to the private study of the Princess. Few people were allowed access to this room. "Princess Celestia?"
He had only encountered the princess a few times, their first meeting being the only one with prolonged discussion. He had remembered that day quite well, it was a warm and sunny evening. The windows were cracked so the roof was far from stuffy unlike many of the archive rooms within the castle. He had been trying to gather information on this world in hopes of getting a reference to the special distortion that he had to fallen through.
To his surprise when the Princess had entered the archive she had been observing him for some time. It wouldn't be until later that he would learn that she was assessing if he was a threat or not or what his motives were. He had struck up a conversation with her with such causality that it had caught her off guard. After all between her immense magical powers along with the fact she was the one responsible for raising the Sun and Moon she was heralded as a Goddess.
In comparison to all others she was by far rather statuesque in comparison to all other ponies. She was a good few inches above eight feet tall towering over most of her subjects. Her fur was white, pure, the coat having a sort of a faint luminescence glow to it with her mane a soft and shimmery polychromatic pattern of colors including a light turquoise, violet crystal, and with shades of cerulean and cobalt. Her form was voluptuous with ample chest, long legs and all around appealing figure. She was wearing a white laced dress that loomed down to her ankles with the rest of her outfit consisting of a golden crown with an assortment of royal gems encrusted in it along with golden horse shoe adornments that she wore on her hooves.
The room was rather modest, large enough to be filled with a few dressers filled with parchments and books. There were several windows with violet and gold trimmed window curtains as sun rays shined into the room. The desk was also of a fine imported wood with the look of a black leather sort of texture. There behind the desk sat Celestia who seemed to be going over a scroll.
"Naruto!" Princess Celestia said. "Please, come in! It is good to see you again!"
"Hello, Princess," Naruto said. "It's good to see you, too."
Celestia walked towards Naruto. "I asked the guards to clear the Glass Hallway, so we could speak there in private," she said. "I hope you don't mind?"
"Not at all I just feel glad I'll finally be able to pay you back." He said as he glanced to the side and took in his appearance in the mirror. It was something he spent a great deal having to adjust to when he woke up as a bipedal equine.
It took him a great deal of time to get used to this body. He spent far more effort on tuning up his physical body this time around. His arms and legs more defined with muscles as well as his abs thanks to all the physical work he had partaken in. The outfit he was currently wearing though had hid most of that. He was only able to do so thanks to Celestia providing him some bits so he could start up a livelihood of sorts in the town he was living in.
He was wearing black uniform pants and dark blue shirt that was made of a slightly inferior material than that of the fine material used by the military. The material came from up north and quite costly, but it was worth it due to the strength of the material and its weather resistance, but seeing as Naruto wasn't a guy who had experience or knowledge in fashion he couldn't make out the details of the economics or the quality of it. "Not to mention I've always been curious about the story behind those images."
"Very well…follow me." Celestia smiled. She led Naruto out of the room and together, they went to the Glass Hallway.
Naruto had only been through the Glass Hallway once and that was when he snuck in. It was an evening in March in which his attempts to meet the Princess was rebuffed by guards and novel a like at the topic of some no name riffraff would have the gall to try and speak with the Princess. He assumed his mannerisms and lack of high society knowledge made It easy to spot out that he didn't belong.
As she led him down the hallway he saw many images. A few of them were rather interesting and he couldn't wait to hear the story behind them. One was of a red skinned Centaur being banished into a pit of sorts. Another was of Celestia and a pink Alicorn. That was an interesting term as it was a pony with both wings and horn which Celestia was both blessed with. In comparison to Pegasus's the Princesses wing span was large and majestic like a swan not to mention her horn had enough length to it to be comparable to a saber.
He was jarred from his thoughts when she began speaking. "I suppose you're wondering why I sent you a letter requesting your presence." Princess Celestia said. "I have need for your knowledge."
"I'm not sure if I'm the best pony to come to for knowledge." Naruto said. When he had been caught by the Princess in her study he decided to be honest and hope to appeal to her sense of mercy. Prior to his arrival he had heard much about the Princess's character and hoped what he had learned about her was true. Revealing that he was not a pony but a human who traveled through dimensions and taking the form of a pony, it was still hard to wrap his head around the ponies of this world and of his old world was considered the same species.
"Your knowledge in this particular matter is quite unique. Considering your own past I could trust no one else with such an important task. I need your help in preparation for Nightmare Moon's return." The sound of hoof steps came to a stopped as the Princess paused. Those pale magnets eyes settled on the blond whose eye lids settled slightly and he cradled his elbows.
He was contemplating her windows, his soft exhale and slow and subtle body movements betrayed his uneasiness. He had come across reference of her during his research into important and powerful historical artifacts. There were very few mentions or suggestions of something called the Elements of Harmony which he only learned of thanks to Kage Bunshin. It was the knowledge feedback that the jutsu gifted him being the major factor of why he had even discovered the information considering he wasn't the most astute student. "So she's more than just a myth huh?"
"Indeed," she answered with a nod. "Four months from now a thousand years will have passed since I've seen her…"
"…on the day of the Summer Sun Festival." He finished as he realized on what day the deity's release fell on. "What can I do?" he would be of no assistance to her. No matter how much stride he had made in this body he was far from his past level of strength. Maybe if he had his strength from the Fourth War he could assist Celestia, but he was only at the level of strength he achieved before he had fought Nagato. Adjusting to this current body was more difficult then he had hoped when he started to train himself back up again.
"I am no longer capable of taking on Nightmare Moon. The Elements of Harmony are the only force capable of stopping her and I'm no longer capable of wielding them." The words she spoke seemed rather measure, but Naruto chalked it up to it being personal history.
"So the issue is finding someone who can?" he theorized.
"There are six elements representing Harmony itself Honesty, Kindness, Loyalty, Generosity, Laughter, and Magic. For the past few years I have taken the pony who I believe is the Element of Magic, Twilight Sparkle as my student."
Naruto definitely recognized the name as Celestia had mentioned her in the passing. She had expressed her concerns with the mare's rather antisocial behavior. He had as of yet met Celestia's student as the two would just miss each other. "What about the others?"
"Unfortunately that has been a matter that remains unsolved. For the past two decades I have been searching from town to town of any possible Element candidates, but that has proven unsuccessful not to mention what knowledge I have on the elements ensured that Magic is the spark that ties them together. My attempts to encourage Twilight to make friends have been less than fruitful and time is running out. There is one last town that has been unchecked and I believe its possible the candidates are there and if they are it is my hope that Twilight will form a bond with them. Seeing as you are a citizen of Ponyville I theorized that it may be possible you have your own thoughts on possible candidates. There is also the fact that I wish to have a second opinion and that I am merely not imposing my wishes and hope upon the ponies not to mention your more familiar relationship with them so you would give you a better insight of their genuine qualities."
"I see," he simply stated as he went over Celestia's confession. It made sense, after all if Celestia had spent all this time looking for the other bearers with only Ponyville left for this year's search. Not to mention he would know these ponies on a more personal level meaning he would know if the mare was simple and truly honest and not just someone who was honest most of the time. "Very well Princess I'm more than happy to help you, but say even if I do have some ponies in mind, what happens next?"
"I already have plans to send my protégé to help organize the preparations for Ponyville."
He nodded as he went over the traits again. Honesty. Laughter. Generosity. Loyalty. Kindness. Five ponies capable of wielding legendary artifacts and he would only have a few months to figure them out. "I see, and when do I start?"
"Immediately." Celestia said. "This is of the utmost importance."
"Princess I assure you that I'll do everything I can to help you. Ponyville, no Equestria has become my home now. I will protect it no matter what."
"Excellent," Celestia said. "I knew I could depend on you. Let's make preparations immediately." She said as the beckoned the blond to follow her.