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'Character Thoughts and Inner Self'
Hello Readers! Welcome to my second story. Now, I know I said that I was going to do a Fairy Tale/Naruto Crossover FIRST, but I realized later on that I know A LOT more about Bleach than Fairy Tale. Sorry about that. I will write that story as well, but just give me a week or something, so I can familiarize myself with Fairy Tale more, and get my own story together. As for the other two stories that were on my poll: I will be starting them, but it's probably gonna be hard to write five stories at once. It u guys want, I CAN and I would love to. But, I feel it would be unfair to have such long intervals between updates. Well, we'll see what happens. Anyways, stay tuned (I always wanted to say that) for the new fanfics that will be coming up. Now, without further ado, on with the story!
Chapter 1: Shinobi or Soul Reaper?
War. It was like a disease, constantly eating away at one's mind and body. It was a like a curse, a burden, a privilege. Sixteen-year old Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze had seen more than enough of it. And, it was times like these, where thousands died around him; Naruto wanted to die himself. He had seen what a man could do when immersed in evil.
He had seen Orochimaru of the Sannin, and the results of his twisted experiments.
He had seen Sasuke Uchiha, and what his obsession with revenge had led him to be.
He had seen Obito Uchiha, and how grief for a loved one had turned him into a monster.
And, he had seen the worst of all. Madara Uchiha, whose struggle for power led him on a rampage.
He had seen so much evil in his life, and worst of all, he felt he could do nothing to stop them. Tsunade and Jiraiya had always told him that he had a gift of bringing people to the light. To turn their evil into goodness. He had proven them right with Gaara, who had started out as a psychopath, and turned out to be Naruto's best friend, and he had proven it again when he confronted Nagato, leader of the Akatsuki.
Naruto touched his right eye gingerly, as he remembered his promise to Nagato. And, he remembered when Nagato had sacrificed one his his eyes for Naruto. Naruto sighed as he observed his surroundings. The entire battlefield was littered with lifeless Zetsu's and Shinobi of the Alliance. It was frustrating.
Zetsu's weren't living. They were merely clones, copies of one another. They did not carry their own set of goals, their own morals, their own dreams. They were not alive. But the Shinobi were.
Rock Lee had fallen first in an attempt to protect Sakura.
Tenten had died later on, dying at the hands of Sasuke himself.
Shino and Chouji lost their lives fighting the Gedo Mazo.
Hinata's death was the most painful to bear. She had died to protect himself and Neji when they were engaging Izuna Uchiha.
The only surviving members of the Konoha 11 were Naruto, Sakura, Ino, Neji, and Shikimaru. Naruto had later discovered that Kankuro, Gaara's brother, had died as well.
Naruto pulled the headband off his eyes to reveal two different dojutsu. He began wearing cloth over his eyes for some time now, only taking it off when necessary. (Like Snake Eyes sort of.) He often didn't need to. The Fourth Shinobi War had been going on for nearly a year, and the Shinobi were beginning to tire. Zetsu clones some infinite, but there were only so many Shinobi.
When he wanted to observe something at a far distance, he would simply use Chakra Pulse, a jutsu that pushed his very own chakra into the ground to "see" the landscape and detect signs of life.
Naruto's two eyes gleamed in to darkness as sunset crept on the dying valley. One purple with multiple rings, and the other... red with the image of a curved shuriken. It was the dojutsu of Kakashi Hatake who had fallen in the battle against Obito ten months ago.
He could feel something... a high concentration of chakra nearby.
'No, it can't be,' he though frantically, as he unleashed chakra pulse.
There were millions of chakra signatures, all scattered in a semicircle and closing in on him fast. Naruto cursed as turned to run, but stopped. He had felt a familiar chakra signature. No, he had felt four familiar chakra signatures.
He gaped at the sense. Then, he exploded with rage.
"HOW DARE HE!" he growled. "How dare he bring that man back from the dead." Red chakra swirled around him like a whirlpool as he felt his anger rising. "I'LL KILL THEM ALL."
Among the Enemy...
Obito gasped as he felt a malevolent spike of chakra. His eyes widened in fear. He recognized it well, but for some reason, it was different this time. The chakra pressed down heavily on him as if the sky itself was pressing on his back. He looked behind him in horror to see his entire army forced down to their knees.
Sasuke gasped. 'This is... Naruto.' he thought.
Even Madara was concerned. He glanced at the coffin standing beside him and the corner's of his lips twitched to form a smile. He had a good idea as to why the Kyuubi Jinchuuriki was in a fit of rage. After all, he had just revived someone who was very precious to Naruto.
'Prepare to die, Naruto Uzumaki,' all of them thought. 'Because, after that, where else can you go?'
With the Reinforcements...
"He's this way!" Kiba shouted. Behind him were the Konoha 11 and more. They had felt Naruto's chakra, even though they were miles away from him. It was more potent than ever, and had caused some of the weaker genin to pass out from the intensity.
"I can't believe that idiot," Sakura huffed angrily. "What was he thinking, going off by himself?" The others sweatdropped at this comment, but didn't answer.
"Let's pick up the pace," Neji ordered, scanning ahead with his byakugan. "I still haven't seen him yet, so we're not even close to his location!"
With renewed determination, the survivors of the Konoha 11 headed towards Naruto, to make sure he was safe.
Naruto sped through the land, heading straighttowards the invasion force. He knew perfectly well how risky and reckless the move was, but he couldn't let this stand. He gritted his teeth in fury as he thought about it.
Those bastards had resurrected Naruto's godfather, Jiraiya of the Sannin.
With the Enemy...
"We're closing in on him," Obito yelled. The three Uchiha quickened their march. Behind them stood an army of Zetsu clones, and looming over the whole army like a tower was the ten-tails jinchuuriki, the Gedo Mazo.
The army wasted little time, vaporizing anything that stood in their way.
Suddenly, they heard a loud ruble in the distance like a crack of thunder.
"Um, Madara, sir, we've got something approaching from the Midwest at a high velocity. Madara and Obito turned towards the direction and squinted in the distance.
Their eyes widened in shock and fear.
"Dear god," Obito whispered.
Naruto grinned maliciously in the distance.
"Let's see if you can handle THAT at full power, Madara-chan," he said.
"What is it?" Sasuke asked from a mile away.
"It's... an Imari, a tailed beast ball!" Obito replied fearfully. "And it's at full power!"
Madara looked mildly amused at the display.
"EVERYONE, THE KYUUBI JINCHUURIKI IS UPON US. PREPARE FOR IMPACT."
And, those were the last words he said to his troops as a ear-shattering explosion drove them all to their knees as the great Imari blasted them into oblivion.
The crimson blast of potent chakra exploded into a fiery storm of power as the army cowered in fear before it's might.
Naruto watched from a distance as his black and red cloak whipped in the wind. He pulled his face mask down as he prepared to fire another beast ball. Red and blue chakra orbs gathered at the base of his mouth, forming a black sphere. Naruto quickly gulped it down and roared "IMARI."
A crimson Tailed Beast Ball launched from his mouth, shimmering with power and obliterating anything in it's path as it streaked towards the direction of Madara's army.
Naruto smirked as he felt fear rolling off the army in waves. He quickly threw down a tri-pronged kunai and dissappeared in a red flash. It was time to end this war, once and for all.
Obito cursed as another Tailed Beast Ball streaked past him and struck the Gedo Mazo, obliterating it's arm.
Sasuke looked on in horror as the remains of the Ten-Tailed Jinchuuriki rained over him.
'So, this is how powerful you have become, Naruto.'
Madara smiled as he witnessed the rest of his army cower in fear. 'He may have some skill, but... he is nothing compared to the most powerful of the Uchiha clan.'
Suddenly, a red flash appeared in front of them. Sasuke grinned in anticipation as he saw Naruto appear. This was his chance to prove that he would remain the most powerful of the two of them.
He boldly stepped foreword and his eyes widened in surprise. The Naruto before him was not the one he had faced beneath the bridge after the Kage meeting. This Naruto was emitting and sad, but powerful aura. It was still warm, but at the same time, it was not.
Naruto wore a black cloak that billowed around him, with a black face mask, and his blonde hair hung down to his shoulder blades and in his face. A black band covered his eyes. And, what was most unusual, was that Naruto carried a tri-pronged kunai in his hand.
Sasuke growled. He knew what the kunai meant. It meant that Naruto had mastered the ultimate jutsu of the Fourth Hokage. The Hiraishin.
"So, idiot. You're finally here. Took you long enough," he called.
Naruto remained emotionless as he regarded his former team mate with a fierce expression.
"Prepared to die, Uchiha?" he said in monotone. There was a slight edge in his voice as he looked past Sasuke.
Sasuke looked over his shoulder to see Naruto was talking to Madara. Sasuke gritted his teeth. He hated being ignored.
"I'm your opponent, Naruto," Sasuke as his eyes morphed into a six-pointed star, the Mangekyo Sharingan. Naruto's gaze hardened.
"Get out of my way, Sasuke. I have no reason to fight you today."
"If you won't attack," Sasuke whispered, "THEN I WILL."
Blood ran down his face as the black flames of Amaterasu leaped from his eyes and engulfed the entire area in a massive firestorm.
Sasuke stepped back, enjoying his handiwork, smirking as he watched Amaterasu burn.
"I'm afraid you missed, old friend," a voice called.
Sasuke didn't stop grinning maliciously as he turned around to Naruto behind him.
"I'm almost glad you didn't die, dobe," Sasuke taunted. "I would've been disappointed if that was all you had improved since our last battle. Just so you know-"
He stopped as he heard a chuckle. His eyes burned in fury as Naruto exploded into full laughter.
Suddenly, Naruto stopped as he reached towards the band covering his eyes.
"By the end of this battle, Sasuke, you will either be fighting alongside me-" his hand grabbed the band and ripped it off. Sasuke gasped. "-or you'll be dead."
Staring at Sasuke were not Naruto's bright blue eyes, but the curved Mangekyo Sharingan, and a Rinnegan, glowing red and blue in the darkness.
Aaaand, that is it for today folks. Give it two more chapters and Naruto will no longer be in the Shinobi world. I felt I had to make his transfer to the soul society interesting and climatic. Keep your eyes peeled for the next update. Bye!
What is going to happen next? Will Sasuke turn to the light, or fall to the darkness? Will Madara stop being a tyrannical, egotistical, old fart? Find out, Next Time!
Next Up: The Final Showdown Begins