Hey guys, I apologize for being so late with all my stories, you can hold that against me if you want. It's just that I never found a lot of time to write new chapters, and when there was time, I didn't have my laptop with me, or I was pulling a Shikamaru.
This chapter was originally going to be longer, but decided to cut it short for you guys. Anyways, I'm gonna start updating my stories with a schedule:
Shards: Enclose (This chapter)
Rise of the Kaiser: Jaden Kaiba (Sorry about that)
The Chaos Dragon of Fairy Tail
Better version of Natsu Uchiha, since that story honestly sucks.
Rewrite of Legacy of Soul Society
I hope that is okay with you guys, because I'm not changing it unless I start new stories or if I finish a chapter of some stories quicker than others, although that is unlikely. Anyways, the next chapter will be the start of the Wave Mission, although not the way you might think.
The three girls that will be added to the harem are Anko, Samui, and Shizuka, not changing my mind.
Naruto sighed as he followed the directions the Hokage gave him. Kurame was sitting atop his head, pawing at the bone-like helmet on his head. He found it rather tedious to look for his Jonin sensei as he could just Sonido to their location, but the only flaw in that plan was the fact that the old man didn't write the location, only the directions on the damn paper.
His stomach rumbled slightly, and he remembered that it was almost lunch time. He hoped to get the meeting with his Jonin sensei, who he found out was named Anko Mitarashi, over with so that he and Kurame could go and get something to eat. Any further train of thought was cut off as he felt himself bump into someone, female if the voice currently yelling at him was any indication.
"Oi Gaki! Watch where the hell you're going!" Naruto looked up and saw a sight that made him raise his eyebrow.
Standing in front of him was a scantily-clad woman with light brown, pupil-less eyes, and black hair which has a violet tint to it, which is styled in a short, spiky, fanned-ponytail. She was wearing a tan overcoat with a purple in-seam, which has a pocket on both sides, and complete with a fitted mesh body suit that stretches from her neck down to her thighs. She was wearing a dark orange mini-skirt, as well as a forehead protector, a small pendant that looks like a snake fang on a thick cord rather than a chain to prevent it from being easily torn off in combat, a wrist watch, and shin guards. He also noticed a dark blue belt around her waist that connects to her skirt that has an appendage-like sash.
He had to hold back a blush when he saw that her attire did very little to conceal her rather voluptuous assets. He coughed into his hand and regarded the woman.
"I apologize miss, but I was deep in thought about meeting my new Jonin sensei, so I wasn't watching where I was going." He said as he took Kurame from his head held her in his arms.
The woman eyed him for a moment before nodding, "It's alright Gaki, though if you're looking for your sensei, I think I might be able to help, what's their name."
"Anko Mitarashi." The blond replied, only to see the woman freeze before giving him a predatory smile.
"Well, well, well, so you're the gaki that Hokage-sama wanted me to teach eh?" Naruto blinked in confusion.
The women's smirk turned into a full blown grin, before she suddenly appeared next to Naruto and draped her arm around his shoulder.
"Allow me to introduce myself, the name's Anko Mitarashi, or as you will refer to me as of now, Anko-sensei and/or Anko-sama!" His new sensei told him, causing Kurame, Ulquiorra, and he to sweatdrop.
"Is she insane?" they all thought as an image of Anko laughing insanely with lightning crackling behind her appeared in their minds.
Naruto gave the woman a deadpan expression, "I will not call you 'Anko-sama' but I will call you Anko-sensei, even though I already have a sensei." He muttered the last part, causing Anko to look at him perplexed.
"What do you mean you already have a sensei?" Anko asked him.
Naruto looked around for a moment, before looking at Anko, "Let's go somewhere else, there are too many people around right now."
Anko have him a look, but nodded anyway. The new student-teacher duo walked to a nearby training ground, out of the way of everyone so that they do not get interrupted. It was a few seconds before Anko rounded on him, "Alright gaki, what did you mean when you said you already have a sensei? The Hokage didn't inform me about anything like that."
Naruto nodded, "Before I answer you, I have my own question." Anko motioned him to continue, "What is an 'Elite Gennin'?"
"Well, it basically means that you don't need to have a three man cell like most Gennin, and you don't need to complete the same amount of D-Rank Missions as other Gennin before you are eligible for a C-Rank."
Naruto nodded in understanding, while it wasn't that different from being a regular Gennin, it was something. "Now Gaki, answer my question." He sighed at this, damn this woman was persistent.
"It is exactly as I said, I already have a sensei." Naruto stated before he paused, trying to think of what to say next, "My sensei teaches me techniques that no other person could teach me, sort of like a Kekkei Genkai of sorts."
"Kekkei Genkai? I thought you were an orphan." Anko said, noticing a slight twitch when she said the word 'orphan'.
"I didn't say that it was a Kekkei Genkai, I said that it was like a Kekkei Genkai. It is unique only to me; there would be no way to copy these techniques, since it uses energy different than chakra, and it's much denser. I'm not sure if it will pass on to any children that I have, but there might be a chance that it will, hence why I said that it was like a Kekkei Genkai."
"Okay, that makes sense I guess." Anko muttered thoughtfully, still trying to wrap her mind around it. It wasn't everyday something like this happened. Shaking her head, she gave Naruto a predatory grin, not unlike the one she gave him earlier, though this one sent a feeling of dread through Naruto. "Well then, I guess it's time for your 'test'." She finished, chuckling lowly.
Naruto raised an eyebrow, "What do you mean by 'test'?"
"It's simple really, the test you were given at the academy was to see who could become Gennin, although most of them are idiotic civilians or fangirls that don't belong in the world of Shinobi, so there is a secondary test given by the Jonin sensei, in this case me, to see who really has what it takes to be ninja."
"Alright, so what's my test?" Naruto asked hesitantly, slightly fearing the answer.
"Now this is the fun part…" Anko chuckled, "You're going to have to fight me!" the purple haired woman yelled, before disappearing from his sights. It was only thanks to his reflexes that he was able to dodge to the right, avoiding a kunai and dropping Kurame in the process, who gave a whine before scurrying off to find some place where she wouldn't be caught in the cross fire. Sure, she could help Naruto, but that might cause more harm than good.
Naruto jumped back a few feet as Anko appeared in the spot he was previously standing, predatory grin still in place. "Why are you attacking me out of the blue?" Naruto said with his monotone, though you could feel that the adrenaline was starting to pump through him.
"To test your skills, of course. If I deem them good enough, you pass! If not, then you go back to the academy!"
Naruto narrowed his eyes at the woman, "You could have warned me you were going to attack me."
Anko's grin seemed to grow slightly, "True, I could have warned you, but then again…" She trailed off as she disappeared once again, and appeared in front of Naruto, kunai poised to strike, "… An enemy won't warn you before they attack, will they!?"
As the kunai was less than an inch away from piercing his skin, Anko was surprised when her kunai didn't draw blood, but instead hit what felt like a wall. She jumped back a few feet when Naruto aimed a punch at her midsection. Looking down at her kunai, she noticed that there was only a single drop of blood on it, about as much blood that a paper cut draws.
She looked up at Naruto and noticed a small smirk on his face before he held up his arm. "Iron Skin, very useful, isn't it, sensei? Now if you don't mind, I believe it's my turn." He said before he disappeared via Sonido.
In a tree
"Hm, this is interesting; I wonder how Naruto-Kun's skills have grown. This fight will tell us hopefully." Kurame thought as she saw Naruto go on the offensive, "I just hope she doesn't try to kill him, or there'd be hell to pay!" She thought darkly, worried about her host and future mate.
Back to the Fight
Anko raised her arm to block an incoming punch, before retaliating with her own. She winced slightly when her fist made contact; it was like punching a metal door! She jumped away from him, trying to create some distance when he disappeared in a boom of static and appeared in front of her again. She infused her limbs with chakra, in hopes that she would do more damage with her attacks.
The two engaged in a Taijutsu contest, both ducking and dodging the others' blows before Anko hit him in the face with a chakra infused fist, sending him flying back a few yards. Naruto was dazed for a moment, and that was all the time that Anko needed.
"Sen'eijashu!" She yelled, aiming her arm at Naruto and watched as numerous snakes shot out of her coat sleeve and converged on the Gennin. She watched with a smirk as they covered the boy, blocking him from view, but that smirk was wiped off of her face when she noticed a red glow coming from the pile of snakes before they were all incinerated.
"Bala!" Naruto yelled as he freed himself from the snakes.
Anko frowned, "This energy… it feels sort of like chakra but it feels so different at the same time."
Naruto looked up and gazed at Anko, before moving his hand and gripping his sword, "I thought that I could handle you without using my blade, however I was mistaken." He slowly drew his sword from its' sheathe, the edge shining dangerously in the midday sun. "I will not hold back though, so get ready."
He used Sonido to appear before Anko, sword coming down in an overhead slash, only to be blocked by Anko's chakra infused kunai. The two stayed in a deadlock for a few seconds, sparks coming off of their respective blades, before they broke away and went in to slash each other, only to wind up in another deadlock. The broke away once more, before landing ten yards away from each other, watching each other for the slightest hint of movement.
Naruto and Anko disappeared once again, using Sonido and Shunshin respectively. They appeared in the middle of the training field once again, with different yet similar looks on their faces. Naruto's face remained in its' passive expression, but you could see in his eyes that he was enjoying himself, while Anko had a manic grin spread across her face so far that it looked like her face was going to rip. Anko held up her arm and fired another Sen'eijashu at the boy, only for her snakes to be on the receiving end of a Bala. Their blades clashed again, only this time instead of meeting in a deadlock, Naruto's sword cut right through Anko's kunai like a hot knife through butter. Anko's eyes widened before jumping back to avoid getting cut, though it was in vain as the sword still cut through her mesh bodysuit and she gained a shallow cut on her torso.
"Impressive Gaki, I didn't think that a Gennin would be able to cut me like that. It seems that I underestimated you, but I won't anymore!" She yelled as she appeared in front of him, causing his eyes to widen in shock. He barely lifted his sword halfway before he was kicked in the face by Anko and sent in the direction of a tree. However, he didn't make it as Anko appeared behind him and kicked him again, causing him to skid along the ground with his clothes surprisingly not getting dirty.
He was getting off of the ground as Anko appeared in front of him, though thankfully he predicted this and was prepared for her, "Bala!" He said as he fired one at her from point blank range.
A cloud of dust arose from Naruto's attack, and Anko was blasted out of it not a moment later. The purple haired beauty winced as she looked down at her stomach, the mesh around that area was either gone or slightly charred, and her skin was red with minor burns.
Naruto once again appeared in front of her with a sonic boom as he prepared to fire another Bala, "Sorry sensei." Naruto said as he fired another Bala at her stomach. She was shot back ten yards with a look of pain on her face, before she turned brown and melted to the floor, making Naruto's eyes widen. "Clone!?" he thought frantically, before he felt the cold steel of a kunai against his neck.
"Looks like I win, Gaki." Anko said with a smirk as she leaned down next to his ear.
"I wouldn't be so sure, sensei." Naruto stated in a monotone.
Anko frowned at his words, before she felt something sharp against her chest and looked down. Her eyes widened for what seemed like the hundredth time today when she saw his sword ready to pierce her straight through the heart.
They stayed like that for a few more seconds before Anko withdrew her kunai from his throat and started chuckling, before her chuckling turned into full blown laughter. Naruto raised an eyebrow, "What's so funny?" he asked, as Kurame came out of her hiding spot and leapt up onto his shoulder.
Anko calmed down before replying, though she still had a grin on her face, "Nothing, I was just thinking about how I got the most badass Gennin this year." She said with another chuckle.
"Wait, so does this mean…?" Naruto asked with apprehension.
"Yep, congratulations Gaki, you pass!"
Naruto let a small smile grace his features, before he looked back to Anko when she started talking again, "Meet me here tomorrow at 10:00 and we'll start doing missions." She said before she shunshinned away.
Naruto was also about to leave, when his stomach made its' presence known. Naruto's eye twitched while Kurame was laughing her tails off, "Dammit, I still haven't eaten! Ichiraku's, here I come!"
Okay, so there wasn't any Ulquiorra in this chapter, sorry about that. I'll have him be in the next chapter though.