"It's all your fault!"
"You let him die!"
"We never wanted you here at all"
"NARUTO! Don't die!"
"Wake up, Brat, I need you!"
Naruto quickly sat up, sweat pouring down his face. His heart was racing as the memories of his dreams still lingered in his mind. The failure, loss, and betrayal of his former home, he couldn't help that the guilt hung over him.
"Naruto, pull yourself together," said a concerned, yet familiar voice in his mind. "It's all in the past."
Naruto nodded slowly. "I know Kurama," he replied in a tired voice. "It's just…"
Kurama watched over Naruto, as he remembered his past life as a shinobi, and couldn't help but frown. Ever since Naruto was banished by the council, he hadn't been the same. He was still his happy self in public. It was only when he was alone that he let his sorrow show. The only thing that seemed to bring him joy was cooking ramen, and talking with Diana. Ever since he came to Runeterra and set up shop near the Hall of Justice, Naruto would sometimes return to his old self.
Kurama just smiled and began to plan. "Soon Naruto," he stated in a fatherly tone. "You will have the happiness you deserve."
Diana swept the few strands of hair from her face. She was hiding in the bush near the middle lane of the Fields of Justice. She was up against Twisted Fate, the Card Master. He didn't seem to notice that she was hidden in the bush. She smiled and seized the moment, attacking with her Crescent Strike. The attack hit Twisted Fate and lit him up with moon light. She then used her Ultimate Lunar Rush to dash over to him. Next, she activated her Pale Cascade as Twisted Fate tried to attack her, only to have his cards bounce off her shield.
"Damn," Twisted cried, attempting to retreat.
Diana wouldn't have any of that and cast Moonfall, pulling Twisted Fate back to her. She quickly finished him off and headed into the forest to help her team. She ran through the jungle and spied her teammates, Miss Fortune and Lulu being stunned by Leona and being attacked by her partner Ezreal.
Diana recognized that no one had yet detected her presence, giving her the element of surprise. She waited for the right moment, in a bush, before striking with her Crescent Strike, at Ezreal. She then used Lunar Rush to begin to pound on Ezreal. Leona quickly turned, attempting to stun Diana but Lulu wouldn't have any of that. She slowed Leona with her Glitter Lance while Diana finished off Ezreal.
Diana quickly turned and brought her blade down onto Leona's unguarded back, dropping her health dangerously low. Miss Fortune finished Leona off with her next attack and smiled at Diana.
"Thanks for the help," she said as they pushed the lane.
Diana just nodded. "It was my pleasure," she stated as she looked over the lifeless body of Leona. "It's always enjoyable to take down the sun lover."
The trio pushed the bottom lane, taking down the first tower, and continued to push. Soon they were greeted by the enemy's team juggler but he was quickly dealt with. They took down the second bottom tower then headed back to base.
Diana stood next to Miss Fortune as they browsed the store. Miss Fortune turned and looked at Diana as she purchased a Rabanon Deathcap. "So, Diana, after the win you want to go out and have a girls' night?" she asked with a smile.
Diana looked at Miss Fortune and wondered where this was coming from. They were not really friends, per se, but they were civil with each other. However, Miss Fortune's suggestion to hang out, was very unexpected. She was a bit wary of Miss Fortune's intentions but she could use some company. She had not seen Naruto, since the night she found him in the forest. She had visited the Ramen stand, only to find it closed. She realized that she had missed the nights she had spent with. It wasn't the same to find herself alone after each day was over.
"Ok," Diana replied as she headed back into the middle lane, leaving behind a smiling Miss Fortune.
Diana walked with Miss Fortune out of the Halls of Justice and into the city. They had won their game soundly and now the pair was on their way to enjoy the night.
Diana walked through the busy streets, wondering if Naruto's stand was open. She soon found herself at the head of the familiar path to it. She was about to take a step forward, when she heard Miss Fortune call her name.
"Are you ok, Diana?" she asked.
Diana just nodded. "Yeah," she replied. "I Was just in a mood for some ramen?"
Miss Fortune looked at Diana with a bit of confusion. "Ramen?" she asked. "What's that?"
"Just a noodle dish I found a few months back," Diana said, with a hint of amusement. "It's very good."
Miss Fortune smiled and nodded. "Then let's go get some," she stated.
Diana frowned. "It hasn't been open for awhile now."
Miss Fortune nodded but kept on walking. "Even so, we can still check."
Diana nodded and began to lead Miss Fortune to Uzumaki Ramen. She hoped that it was open. She wanted to see Naruto and talk with him again. She hated to admit it, but she missed the sunny blonde. He somehow brightened her day when she was down. He was one of the few friends that she had.
Miss Fortune saw the sign for Naruto's ramen stand and noted that it was open. "I guess lady luck is on our side today," she said, excited.
Diana nodded, letting a small smile grace her face. She walked over and saw a few people sitting in the stand and saw the person she had wished to see most, working like a mad man. He was running all over the place and wearing a big grin. It was a natural smile, not the forced smile she had seen on that night.
Miss Fortune had taken a seat at the stand and Diana sat down beside her. Diana watched as Naruto noticed them and his face brightened.
Naruto quickly walked over. "Well, it seems that my favorite customer has returned and has brought a friend," he stated, amused. Turning to look at Miss Fortune, "Hello there, Miss, my name is Naruto Uzumaki." As he spoke, he picked up Miss Fortune's hand and kisses it. "It's a pleasure to meet you."
Miss Fortune smiled at Naruto. "It's nice to meet you too," she replied with a sultry tone. "My name is Sarah Fortune. You may call me, Sarah." Diana watched this with anger; She couldn't understand where these feelings were coming from.
Naruto just nodded. "Well then, Sarah, welcome to Uzumaki Ramen," he stated with smile. "Take a look at the menu and see what you like." Miss Fortune nodded and Naruto turned to Diana. "So, the usual, Diana?"
Diana glared at Naruto. "That's what you have to say to me after all this time."
"I do have more to say," Naruto said in a serious tone. "Just not here, not now."
Diana looked at Naruto, still a bit angry. "Fine," she stated. "But we WILL talk about this, and yes, I will have the usual."
Naruto nodded and headed into the kitchen. Miss Fortune had watched the entire exchanged and couldn't help but be curious. "So, Diana," she questioned. "What's going on between you two?"
Diana looked at Miss Fortune, incredulously. "What do you mean?"
"Did you two have a lover's spat?" Miss Fortune replied with a smile.
Diana stared at Miss Fortune in shock. "What!" she stated with a slight blush. "We are not a couple, it's nothing like that."
Miss Fortune noted Diana's reddened face. "Whatever you say," she replied, the disappointment evident in her voice. "And here I thought that you had a hot boyfriend."
Diana turned away trying to hide her emotions. "We are just good friends," she replied and sighed in relief as Naruto walked back with her ramen in hand.
"Here is your Moonlight Special," Naruto stated with a smile. "I added extra shrimp. I know how you love them."
Diana nodded. "Thank you," she replied, picking up her chopsticks.
Naruto turned toward Miss Fortune. "So, what can I get you, Sarah?" he asked.
Miss Fortune smiled. "How about you pick for me," she said in a sultry tone, leaning in.
Naruto blushed slightly, much to Diana's ire. "How about we go with the miso ramen," he stated quickly. Miss Fortune nodded in agreement and Naruto disappeared into the back. Diana glared silently at Miss Fortune, and nearly broke her chopsticks in anger.
Soon the night had come to a close and Miss Fortune had headed back to the Halls of Justice to prepare for the upcoming day's matches. Diana had stayed behind and watched as Naruto cleaned up the stand. The pair was quiet as Naruto worked. Diana waited, somewhat impatiently, for answers.
She watched as Naruto finished cleaning the ramen bowls and stacked them up neatly in the bottom cabinets. "All done," he stated as he stood up and wiped his hands on his apron.
Diana nodded. "Why were you alone in the forest that night?" she asked getting straight to the point.
Naruto let out a sigh, hoping not to have to mentally relive that night. "
Sometimes I need to get rid of some pent up stress," he replied, taking a seat next to her.
"By fighting hundreds clones of yourself?" she asked, making Naruto flinch. "How are you able to do that?
"Let's just say, where I from," he replied in a slightly guarded tone. "Everyone is able to do those kind of things."
"Where are you from then?" Diana asked.
"A place far away," Naruto replied quickly.
Diana looked at her "friend" and frowned. "Fine," she replied, unsatisfied. "Then please explain to me the pain in your eyes."
Naruto looked at Diana with shock. "What are you talking about?" he asked cautiously. "I saw it in your eyes, "she replied in a somber tone. "I saw the betrayal and loneliness," she put her hand against his cheek. "I saw a broken person."
Naruto was silent for a moment. "My failures haunt me," he replied in a tired tone and returned to silence.
"Please tell me," Diana stated in a pleading tone.
"I…can't" he replied quickly, rising, and walked back into the shop, leaving a sad Diana with more questions then answers.
Diana had spent the next few days in a daze. She didn't even remember most of her matches. She just couldn't seem to get Naruto out of her head. She wanted to help him and make him smile again. He was someone who had become an important part of her life. She didn't even care that she had be beaten by Leona.
"How can I help him?" she thought as she walked through the city, ending up near the docks. She continued to walk and found herself on an empty dock and had a great view of a full moon.
"What should I do?" she asked the moon as its light washed over her. She took a seat at the edge of the dock, her thoughts, once again, turned to Naruto. Suddenly she heard the sound of footsteps coming toward her. She turned her head to see three people approaching.
"Excuse me?" one of them asked. She was fairly average girl, except that her hair was bright pink. This was interesting to Diana because the only person she knew with pink hair was Vi.
Diana slowly stood. "Yes, what can I do for you?" she replied, a bit guarded.
The girl smiled. "I was wondering if you could direct me to someplace," she stated in a calm tone. "We are new in town and don't know where the inn is. Can you help us find it?"
Diana looked at the trio for a few moments, "Ok," she replied.
"Thank you," the spoke girl replied, "My name is Sakura, and this is my friend Tenten and Sai." She pointed to the two people behind her. Diana looked over the other two and saw that Tenten was a plain looking girl with two buns on her head and Sai had a creepy smile on his face.
"My name is Diana," she replied as she walked toward the trio. "If you would follow me, I'll show you the way."
The trio nodded and followed Diana away from the docks and into town. Diana watched the trio's reaction and saw that they were searching the crowds. They seemed to be looking for someone, making Diana feel uneasy.
They traveled in silence and soon arrived at the nearest inn. "Here we are," Diana said as they stopped in front of the inn.
Sakura smiled. "Thank you," she replied and bowed to Diana in gratitude. "We really appreciate it."
"Not a problem," Diana replied. "I hope your stay here is a good one."
"I do as well," Sakura replied a hint of seriousness in her voice. Diana watched as Sakura walked into the inn followed by Sai and Tenten. Diana stood there for a few moments a feeling of dread filling her entire being.
Diana walked through the Halls of Justice at a quick pace. Ever since she had left Sakura, Tenten, and Sai a few days ago, she couldn't shake the bad feeling that they had given her. She knew something was going to happen, but what?
"Why can't I get shake this sense of doom?" Diana thought as she walked out of the Halls and into town. She walked through town and followed a path quite familiar to her. She soon found herself standing in front of Uzumaki Ramen, only to find it destroyed. The sign was on the ground, broken, a huge hole could be seen in the side of the stand.
Diana quickly drew her blade and proceeded into the ruins of the ramen stand. She walked through the hole and saw the remains of the ramen bowls littering the floor. She could see the trail of the fight as she walked through the stand. She saw that trail headed out of the stand and into the streets.
Diana ran off and followed the trail as it moved through the town and could see the signs of the fighting everywhere. She saw weapons discarded all over and small craters as well. She sped up and soon found herself entering the forest around the city. From here, the trail went cold.
Diana ran through the trees trying to find the attackers and Naruto. She desperately wanted to make sure he was safe. Unfortunately, she was soon lost in the trees and was unsure of which way to go. "Please, show me the way," Diana said as she saw the moon through the trees. The moon seemed to answer her plea and moonlight illuminated the way. Diana smiled. "Thank you." She followed the path and soon found herself entering a clearing witnessed a battle taking place. Naruto had created several clones of himself and was battling Sakura, Sai and Tenten. She watched as Sakura tried to hit Naruto with several punches but he dodged each and every one of them. The thing that surprised her most was that after each punched missed or hit the ground it created a crater.
Naruto grabbed Sakura and threw her into toward Tenten, only to be attacked by an ink loin from Sai. Naruto dodged to the side and threw something at Sai. Sai blocked the projectile and started to draw another ink beast.
"Oh, no you don't," Naruto shouted, created another clone, and threw him at Sai. Sai saw the clone coming toward him and saw as the clone was hit with a multitude of weapons from Tenten. Naruto jumped away from Tenten's weapon barrage and glared at the trio. "Leave me alone!"
Sakura looked at Naruto with an evil smile. "Just come home with us," she pleaded. "Tsunade-sama has gotten the banishment lifted. You can come home."
Naruto glared at Sakura. "No," he replied in a cold tone. "I will not go back."
Sakura frowned. "Why not?" she asked. "Konoha is your home."
Naruto lowered his head. "That place is not my home," he replied in a tired tone. "They betrayed me, cast me out. You left me alone!"
"Tsunade-sama had no choice." Tenten stated, trying to calm everyone down. "The council had the Daimyo on their side."
Naruto just glared at Tenten. "Then, why didn't you help fight to keep me there," he asked. "Why did you and the others just stand there while the village discarded everything I'd done for them."
Tenten was silent. "Stop being a baby, dickless," Sai stated in his usual tone. "Just come with us."
"Please Naruto." Sakura pleaded, "Just come home."
Naruto didn't look at the trio and turned to walk away. "I have no business with you," he stated in a sad tone. "Just leave and let me live my life."
Naruto walked away leaving the trio in the clearing. "I'm sorry Naruto," Sakura said as she watched Naruto walk away. "But, we were ordered to bring you home, no matter what," Sakura blasted toward Naruto, fist raised.
Diana chose this moment to make her presence known. She Lunar Rushed toward Naruto then activated her Pale Cascade, blocking Sakura's punch. Diana slashed at Sakura, who jumped away to dodge Diana attack.
"This doesn't concern you," Sakura said in a slightly angered tone. "Leave."
Diana glared at the trio. "You will not harm him," she stated in a commanding tone. Diana walked over and pulled Naruto close to her. "Leave!"
Sakura looked at Diana and slowly stood up. "This is not over," she stated and motioned for Tenten and Sai to follow her. Diana and Naruto watched the trio leave. Diana turned to looked at Naruto, anger in her eyes.
She grabbed him by the collar and started to walk away, dragging Naruto behind her. "You have some explaining to do," Diana stated in an angered tone. Naruto tried to talk but Diana pulled him along the path. She led him toward the Hall of Justice, pulled him into her room and closed and locked the door behind her. "Talk."
Naruto looked away. "Talk about what?" he said, trying to dodge the subject. Diana wasn't buying it.
"You know what I want to know," she stated as she looked down at Naruto. "Why were those three attacking you. Why are you here? Who are you?
Naruto was silent. "They wanted to take me back," he replied quietly.
"Take you back to where?" Diana demanded.
"Konoha," Naruto replied sadly.
"Konoha? Where is that?" she asked.
Naruto slowly stood up and took a seat on Diana's bed. "Konohagakure, The Village Hidden in the Leaves. It's one of the main shinobi villages in the Elemental Nation."
Diana had heard of the Elemental Nation. It was across the ocean from Runterra and was not under the League influence. The two continents had little contact with each other except for a few trading routes. She never expected Naruto to be from the Elemental Nation. She had assumed that he was from Ionia.
"Why are you here?" Diana asked as she took a seat next to Naruto.
Naruto looked at Diana and saw the concern in her eyes. He couldn't help but let his tiredness and sadness show. "I need to get away," Naruto stated in a sad tone. "I was once a shinobi of Konoha, and I was banished by the village, due to things out of my control. I needed a fresh start, so I came here."
Diana looked at Naruto and saw the broken spirit coming through; she placed a hand on his shoulder. "Please tell me," she asked in a caring tone.
"It started the day I was born," Naruto started in a sad tone. "A demon, called the Kyuubi No Yoko, attacked Konoha. My father, Minato Namikaze, tried to stop the fox, but the only way to stop it was to seal it away. However, you can't seal it away in just anything."
Naruto went silent, allowing Diana's mind fill in the blanks. "He sealed it in you," she realized. Naruto nodded.
"He did," he replied quietly. "He died sealing Kurama into me, as well as my mother. As I grew up, many of the villagers made me life miserable. They ignored me and kept their children away from me. It changed a bit, once I became a shinobi. I had friends and people who were precious to me." He stopped for a few moments as tears started to flow from his eyes. "I had a friend, someone who I thought was my brother, but he betrayed me and the village. I tried to bring him back but I was unable to beat him. I trained for years and tried to help him turn his life around, but he was too far gone. He had joined with those who wanted to destroy Konoha and the rest of the Elemental Nations. I had to kill him before he hurt anyone else. So, I fought him at the same place I lost to him before. I was the only one to come out alive. I walked away, his blood dripping from my fingers. I defeated all of those who had threatened my precious people, but when I got back. It was all for not. The villagers scorned my existence and banished me from the village. My precious people did nothing to stop it. I was all alone."
Diana pulled Naruto close to her as he cried, releasing a flood of emotions that he had tried to suppress. She felt for her friend and knew what he was going through. Previously she was nearly killed before she was rescued by the moon. She had thought that all was lost. "You not alone anymore," she said as she held him close. "You have me; I will be your moonlight in your dark world."
Naruto slowly woke up and let out a yawn. He tried to get up when he felt something unfamiliar resting against him. He lifted his head and saw Diana lying on top of him. He quickly remembered what had happened the previous night and couldn't help but let out a small sigh. He had never expected to find a precious person again, but here she was.
"Is this real," he asked himself as he watched Diana sleep.
"It's real kit," Kurama said in his mind with a fatherly tone. "She's what you need."
Naruto laid his head back down. "Do I deserve her though." He replied in a sad tone, "after all the things I have done."
"You deserve happiness more than anyone," Kurama stated. "Don't let anyone tell you otherwise." Naruto nodded as he closed his eyes and went back to sleep. He knew Kurama was right and couldn't help but be happy that Diana had stumbled into his life.
Diana began to stir from her slumber and lifted her head. She rubbed the sleep from her eyes and looked up at Naruto, a small look of surprise on her face. She didn't remember falling asleep on top of him.
"Morning," Naruto stated, slightly worried. The last time they were this close, Diana had beaten Naruto into the ground.
Diana looked at Naruto for a few moments. "Good morning," she replied, not reaching for her blade, much to Naruto relief.
"So, sleep well?" Naruto asked not knowing what to say.
Diana just nodded and slowly got up. "Do you think they will attack you again?" she asked, worried.
Naruto stood up and stretched. "Most likely," he replied, sadly. "They won't stop until they take me home."
Diana nodded. "Then you are going to stay here until they leave," Diana stated as she picked up her blade.
Naruto just stared at Diana in shock. "What!" he replied. "I can't stay here; I have to fix my ramen stand."
Diana nodded in agreement. "I understand," she replied as she prepared for the day. "We will fix the stand. I'm just not letting you go out alone." Naruto just stared at Diana as she fixed her hair and headed out of the room. "Come on."
Naruto just stood frozen in place, not believe what he was hearing. All the while, Kurama was laughing his head off. "She a catch, kit," he stated as he laughed. Naruto didn't answer. Diana saw that Naruto wasn't following her and walked back into the room, grabbed him by the collar and pulled him along. They walked through the Hall of Justice, much to many of the others champions' amusement.
Ahri walked over to the pair a large smile on her face. "I see you brought a friend with you," she said gleefully.
Diana looked at the nine-tailed fox. "You could say that," she replied as she walked along.
"So, what are you going to do with him when you're in matches," Ahri asked in a curious tone. "I could watch him for you."
Diana saw the hungry look in Ahri eyes. "It's ok," she replied. "I need to talk with the Council of Equity about him, so, no worries."
Ahri ears flattened against her head. "That's too bad," she replied. "Well, I'll see you later."
Diana nodded and continued to walk through the halls until she reached the Council of Equity. She led Naruto inside and bowed to the group. "Hello, honored Council of Equity," she said in a respectful tone. "I have a problem that I think requires your attention."
The first member of the Council of Equity, Councilor Relivash, nodded. "What is your problem, Champion Diana," he stated in a commanding tone.
Diana pulled Naruto forward. "This is Naruto Uzumaki," she explained. "He is from the Elemental Nations, and has moved here to start a new life. Several people from the former home have come to take him back by force. Is there anything we can do to help him?"
Councilor Relivash looked at Naruto and frowned. "This is troubling," he replied, calmly. "Our relation with the Elemental Nation is strained. Let's see what he has to say."
Diana nodded and looked at Naruto, but he was still in a daze from earlier. She punched him in the arm and he quickly shot up. "Wait, what?" he stated and saw Diana and the council. "Hi."
"Naruto Uzumaki," Councilor Relivash stated. "Champion Diana has brought your plea to our council, and we would like to learn your story." Naruto nodded and Relivash lifted his hand up. "I will view your memories. Hold still for a moment."
"Wait," Naruto stated a bit scared. "I don't think that's a good idea."
"Fear not, Naruto Uzumaki," Relivash stated. "The power of the Kyuubi no Yoko, will not harm me in any way." Naruto looked at the Councilor in shock, making Relivash laugh. "Did you think we would let something that powerful into our city without are knowledge."
"I guess I didn't think of that," Naruto replied in a sheepish tone. "I'm ready, when you are."
Relivash nodded and let the magic flow; he searched through Naruto's mind and saw all his memories, both the good and the bad. It took several minutes for Relivash to look through all of Naruto's memories and was silent as he contemplated what he had learned.
"You are a valiant man," Relivash stated in a commanding tone. "You would make an excellent Champion for the League, Naruto the Sage of Winds."
Naruto looked at Relivash in shock. Becoming champion was something that he had always wanted. "I thank you for the praise," he replied as he let a small smile grace his face, "But I don't want to fight anymore. I just want to live the rest of my life free of bloodshed."
Relivash nodded. "I can respect that decision," he stated. "One can only take so much bloodshed. Living one's life in peace is a grand goal. The council will help. Rest assured, you will no longer be bothered by those from your past."
Naruto nodded. "Thank you," he replied, the relief evident in his voice. "Your help is much appreciated."
"Do not thank us," Relivash replied in an amused tone. "Thank champion Diana."
"I will," Naruto replied and turned to look at Diana. "Thank you."
Diana smiled. "You're welcome," she replied with a sincere tone. "It was my pleasure."
"Leave us," Relivash stated in a bored tone.
The pair left the Council room and stopped outside the doors. Diana was about to say something when she felt Naruto pull her into a large hug.
"Thank you," he said, letting his emotion show.
"I will always be with you," Diana stated in a loving tone.
-Several Months Later-
Diana walked through the Halls of Justice, a large smile on her face. She had lost her last match to the sun lover but it didn't seem to affect her. She was happy and nothing was going to change that. Her life had changed so much since a certain blonde had entered her life. It was as if the moon was always full in her life.
"Wait, Diana," a voice called. She turned to see Leona walking toward her. "I would like to talk with you."
"Yes, Sunny," Diana stated in a sarcastic tone. "What do you want?"
"I was hoping we could to chat," she stated in a hopeful tone.
Diana shook her head. "Sorry sunny," she replied gleefully. "I have somewhere to be."
Leona watched as Diana left the hall and walk into town. Diana walked a familiar path and found herself in front of a familiar stand. Instead of taking a seat in the stand she headed to the back and entered the kitchen.
"How's the night going," she called, putting on her apron.
Naruto walked into the back and smiled. "It's been going well," he replied with a smile, "just the usual suspects. Sarah brought some of the girls."
Diana nodded. "That's nice," she replied as she walked over to Naruto. "It's always good to have Champions of the League visiting our humble stand."
Naruto pulled Diana close and smiled. "Well then, we mustn't keep them waiting," he stated, before kissing Diana passionately. Diana responded in kind.
The pair broke apart and smiled at each other. "Come on, my moonlight," Diana stated in a loving tone. "We have a business to run."
"Of course, my Tsuki-hime," Naruto replied and headed to the front of the stand with his Moon loving Goddess.
That is the second part of Diana the Scorn on the moon. I really hope you like it, it was a fun chapter to write and really am pleased with it. I want to thank you all for the support and reviews you have given me, it helps me write more and it makes me happy. I hope you enjoy the chapter and I hope to have the next chapter of another champion out soon. Please read and review!