Hey guys decided to try my hands at a Bleach and Naruto crossover.
The pairing is Naruto x Sode no Shirayuki. I have only seen one story about them, which is a shame, it's a one-shot called Maelstrom of Snow by xNamikazeKyuubix and I definitely recommend it.
Warning: there will be Sasuke and Sakura bashing. To anyone who likes those characters sorry but I can't stand Sasuke and his 'I am greater than god so bow down before me' attitude. As for Sakura, she really pissed me off during part 1 but after the time skip when she actually pulled her own weight around she became more tolerable so until the time skip there will be Sakura bashing.
Anyway here we go
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or Bleach
Chapter 1- The Stranger in Green
Uzumaki Naruto was walking through the streets grumbling to himself. He was kicked out of a weapon shop for the third time today and it took everything he had to keep his temper in check. After the mission in Wave he needed to restock his supplies but no one would sell him anything.
"How the hell am I going to become Hokage if no one will sell me anything?" He said to himself as he ignored the glares from the villagers. Although it still hurt he was used to it and able to block it away as he thought about his last mission.
His time at Wave had taught him a lot. When he just started his shinobi career as a genin he had a very childish out view of it. He thought that in order to become Hokage all he needed was to know some cool jutsu but now he understood the shinobi world better. Although shinobi are considered weapons they are still human with emotions, the tears in Zabuza's eyes when Haku died proved that. He also learned from Haku that true strength can come from the desire to protect those who are precious to you. While Naruto agreed with that he was a little sad that out of an entire village there were only four people that could be categorized as precious to him. Iruka, the Hokage, and the Ichiraku's were the only ones who have truly cared for him.
He wasn't sure how to categorized Kakashi. While he seemed to have cared for him he was still too much of a mystery for Naruto to full understand. He would love to have Sakura as one of his precious people but she has never given him the time of day which hurt seeing as he had a crush on her. Sasuke was another mystery. One moment he could be an arrogant ass who enjoyed insulting him but then he could do something like sacrifice himself in order to save him. So deep in thought he failed to notice the man in front of him until he bumped into him causing the orange clad ninja to fall.
"Oh my, you should really watch wear your going." An amused voice said as Naruto stood up. He looked at the stranger to see a tall man with gray eyes holding a cane. His hair was light blonde, almost pale, with strands on the side framing his face and another strand between his eyes. He wore a dark green shirt and pants underneath a black coat with white diamonds on the bottom half. On his head was a dark green and white striped bucket hat that shadowed his eyes.
"I know I am quite the looker but it is rude to stare you know." The man said before pulling out a fan to conceal his grin. Getting out of his stupor Naruto blushed a bit before scratching the back of his head sheepishly.
"Sorry about that mister. Just never met anyone who wore so much green." He said with a grin causing the man to chuckle.
"I could very much say the same about you. You'd think it'd be illegal to wear that much orange." He stated causing Naruto to pout.
"Now that was uncalled for. Why does everyone have a problem with orange?" he asked as he crossed his arms.
"No need to pout kid. Orange is just a difficult color to pull off but I have to say it works with you." The man said causing Naruto to grin.
"I guess an awesome color like orange only looks good on an awesome shinobi like me." He said proudly causing the man to laugh again.
"Such a cheeky brat…I like it. Tell me, what's your name." he asked while Naruto's eyes widened. A man was talking to him in such a friendly matter without the slightest bit of hate or fear in his eyes or voice. Getting over his shock Naruto grinned like a fox and pointed a thumb at his chest.
"The name's Uzumaki Naruto, future Hokage." He declared with confidence.
"Uzumaki Naruto huh? Well I better remember the name of a future Hokage right? I'm Urahara Kisuke." He said as he extended his hand. Seeing this Naruto smiled as he shook the man's offered hand.
"It's a pleasure to meet you Urahara."
"So Uzumaki-kun may I ask what was on your mind? You must have been in deep thought to just walk into me." Urahara asked curiously as a frown found its way on the blonde's face.
"I needed to restock on some shuriken and kunai but none of the ninja shops I've been to will sell me anything." Naruto answered angrily. Hearing this caused Urahara to frown before he smiled cheerfully.
"Well now that makes no sense. Why would they push away a potential customer? Tell you what, you can come to my shop and get all the supplies you need." He said surprising Naruto.
"What! You own a shop?" Naruto asked hopefully. Urahara put a hand over his heart in mock hurt.
"Of course I do. Why would I say I do if I didn't?" he asked causing Naruto to grin.
"Alright then, let's go." He cheered as he got ready to run in a random direction. He barely made it two steps before Urahara grabbed the back of his collar.
"While I encourage the enthusiasm the shop is that way." He said pointing in the opposite direction of where Naruto was heading.
"Oops." Was the intelligent reply Naruto gave as he scratched the back of his head. The two of them headed in the direction where Urahara pointed as they made idle chit chat. Naruto could honestly say this was one of the best moments of his life. He was having a real conversation with someone who didn't seem to hate him. If he were honest with himself than he could say that this stranger he just met has treated him better than his own teammates have since the formation of team 7. Soon they stopped in the more deserted part of Konoha in front of a building with a sign that said Urahara Shop.
"So what do you think? Impressive right? I came up with the name myself." Urahara said proudly with a grin.
"Really? How on earth did you come up with a name like that?" Naruto asked playfully.
"It just came to me really." he answered as he opened the door and the two walked in. "We have a customer!" he called out as three people entered from a door in the back.
The first was a tall muscular man with lightly tanned skin. He had black hair with a large handlebar mustache that was connected to his long sideburns. He wore a pair of rectangular glasses, a white muscle shirt, gray pants and a blue apron.
Flanking the man were two children, a boy and a girl. The boy had red hair and was wearing a white shirt with blue shorts. The girl wore a white shirt with a pink skirt with white dots on it. Her black hair that had a bit of a purple hue in it was tied into pigtails.
After getting a good look at the three Naruto took a quick glance at the shop.
"The shop is kinda small but it's got a pleasant feel to it. Like it's more of a home instead of a store." He said with a smile. The moment those words left his mouth the tall man's body went stiff as he stared at Naruto. He rigidly walked towards the young blonde who was nervous that he insulted him in some way. Naruto was completely surprised when the man caught Naruto in a bone crushing hug.
"To say such kind words about our humble shop. Thank you so much!" he said as tears of joy fell from his eyes. Naruto tried to speak but no words were able to escape. He felt like he would lose consciousness from the lack of oxygen.
"Tessai-kun you might want to let the poor boy go." Urahara said. Listening to him, the man known as Tessai let go of the boy causing him to fall on his back as greedily breathed in some much needed air.
"You'll have to forgive him. Tessai-kun takes get pride in this shop." Urahara explained. "Now then I believe it's time for introductions."
"Hai, I am Tsukabishi Tessai." Tessai said with a bow.
"I am Tsumugiya Ururu." The girl said politely with a bow.
"Hanakari Jinta." The boy said plainly before looking away.
"Nice to meet ya. The name's Uzumaki Naruto, future Hokage." Naruto greeted causing the boy to scoff.
"A blonde idiot like you Hokage? Yea right." Jinta taunted with a smirk
"What was that you little piece of-"
"You heard me blondie." Jinta interrupted earning a fist on the head from Tessai.
"Jinta! That is no way to treat a customer!" the muscular man reprimanded.
"Ururu-chan, Naruto is in need of some supplies. Why don't you help him get what he needs." Urahara suggested
"H-Hai." The girl said quietly before she led Naruto towards the designated location in the shop. After getting everything he needed he thanked Ururu before walking over to Urahara.
"How much do I owe you Urahara?" he asked getting the attention of the older blonde. Urahara rubbed his chin in thought before his usual grin found its way on his face.
"Tell you what, since this is your first time shopping here it's on the house." He said surprising Naruto.
"Really?" he asked not believing what he was hearing.
"Yes, think of it as an initiative to visit our shop again." Urahara answered.
"Are you kidding? I'll do all my shopping here from now on!" Naruto said happily. Today was turning out to be a great day.
"Excellent! It's been a pleasure doing business with you. I hope to see you here again." Urahara said as Naruto waved goodbye to the store employees before leaving to meet his team. Once the shop door closed Tessai turned to the man clad in green.
"You've seem to have taken a liking to the boy. Is there any particular reason?" the muscular man asked.
"I believe I have just found myself an apprentice Tessai-kun." Urahara answered surprising the other occupants.
"Him? He looked like a total wimp!" Jinta said not impressed at all with blonde.
"H-He seemed nice." Ururu interjected, quietly adding her opinion but not wanting to upset Jinta.
"Really? That is a bit of a surprise." Tessai said with a raised eyebrow.
"I sense much potential in him." He simply said before walking towards the back of the shop.
Team 7 Training Grounds
Naruto was sitting down leaning against a tree with a frown. Earlier today he had a good time talking with Urahara but now there was only one word to describe how he felt at the moment…bored. He was sitting with his teammates waiting for their tardy sensei. Sasuke was doing his favorite pastime of brooding while Sakura stared at him with nothing but admiration. This was a common occurrence. Kakashi would be two hours late, Sasuke would sulk around and Sakura would openly drool around him with hearts in her eyes.
'Kami if you love me then you'd send Kakashi here now before I lose my mind from watching these two.' He inwardly groaned. Kami must have felt pity for the blonde because Kakashi suddenly appeared in front of the genin via a shunshin.
"Hello guys. Sorry I'm late but I was on my way here when I noticed my socks didn't match so I had to go back home and change them." Kakashi said as he scratched the back of his head sheepishly.
"LIAR!" Sakura yelled as she pointed an accusatory finger at their sensei. The other three winced at the sheer volume of her voice
"Hate t break it to you sensei but you're not even wearing socks." Naruto deadpanned.
"Let's not focus on the details okay?" Kakashi asked with a dismissive wave of the hand causing the three genin to sweat drop.
"Anyway I have some exciting news." Kakashi said with an eye smile gaining their attention.
"What is it sensei?" Sakura asked curiously.
"I have signed the three of you up for the Chunin Exams." He said surprising them. Once the words sunk in they each had a different reaction. Sasuke had a smirk on his face confident that he would pass, Sakura looked hesitant and Naruto…
"Alright! Once I become a chunin that will be one step closer to Hokage!" he shouted with a grin. Kakashi chuckled at the blonde enthusiasm but Sasuke scoffed.
"Please, like a dobe like you could become a chunin let alone Hokage." The Uchiha said earning a glare from Naruto.
"What was that teme?! Why don't you bring your emo ass over here and I'll show you which one of us is closer to chunin." Naruto yelled earning a punch from Sakura.
"Naruto-baka shut up! Don't you talk to Sasuke-kun like that!" she shouted. Naruto stood back up and dusted himself before looking at his crush.
"But Sakura-chan he started it. If he didn't have that stick up his ass then maybe he wouldn't be such a teme!" Naruto whined only to earn another fist from her.
"Shut it baka! Kami you're so annoying!" she said exaggerated. Kakashi could only sigh as he watched the antics of his students. He cleared his throat trying in order to get their attention.
"Now then the exams are in 10 days so we will have to prepare you guys." He said gaining their attention.
"How are you going to do that Kakashi-sensei? Are you finally going to teach us some kick ass jutsu?" Naruto asked excitingly. His excitement deflated when Kakashi shook his head negatively.
"I'm afraid not. Teaching you a new jutsu for the exam would be useless unless you've mastered it completely. We don't have enough time so I'll have to teach you some exercises that will overcome your weaknesses. Depending on how fast you are I might be able to add in a simple jutsu or two but nothing fancy." Kakashi explained getting a nod of understanding from the other three.
"So what's the plan sensei?" Sakura asked, the other's nodding also wanting to know.
"Well Sakura I'm give you some scrolls to have a better understanding about genjutsu. If you understand the mechanics you might actually be able to learn one or two before the exam because of your excellent chakra control." He explained causing Sakura to smile. She looked over towards Sasuke hoping he was impressed but deflated when she saw him look uninterested.
"Sasuke since you have just unlocked your Sharingan you and I will be training on how to access it easier and how to properly use it." Kakashi said getting a nod from the Uchiha. Although he wished he could copy some of Kakshi's jutsu he would settle for this…for now. Besides if he can use the Sharingan properly than he can just copy some jutsu during the exam.
"What about me sensei?" Naruto asked wondering what kind of training he would get.
"For you Naruto…you will continue with the tree climbing exercise. Do that as much and as long as you can. You're biggest weakness is your chakra control so hopefully this will help." Kakashi explained as silence filled the training field. Naruto blinked a few times as he registered what his sensei just told me.
"What?! What do you mean I have to do the tree climbing exercise? How come they get to learn something new while I'm stuck climbing trees?" Naruto asked angrily causing Kakashi to sigh.
"Like I said your chakra control is the worst on the team. Learning something new won't make a difference if you waste too much chakra. I'm sorry if this upsets you but it's for the best." He reasoned in a bored tone.
"Or maybe your just too lazy to teach all three of us so you're ditching me!" the blonde shot back. His outburst earned him a fist from Sakura.
"Shut up baka! Who cares it's not like could learn anything useful anyway." She said completely ignoring the fact that she only knew the basic academy jutsu while Naruto knew the shadow clone technique.
"For once she's right. A dobe like you should quit wasting their time." Sasuke said with an arrogant smirk. Hearing this Sakura practically fainted after hearing her crush agree with her. Hearing the way his teammates talked to him Naruto felt his anger grow. Not wanting to deal with this he looked at his sensei.
"While I would love to stay here and receive more insults I should probably work on my chakra control since I'm such a terrible shinobi. Are we done with this meeting or are we going to make more jokes at my expense?" he said in a cold tone that surprised everyone.
"No, here's your sign up sheet. It has all the information you'll need and make sure you're not late." He said with an eye smile causing Naruto to snort.
"Coming from you that's rich." He said sarcastically before snatching the form out of Kakashi's hand and leaving his teammates to do his own training.
Streets of Konoha
Naruto was walking through the streets and it was clear that he was not in a good mood. Looks like he had to train himself…alone just like his childhood. Running a hand through his hair he looked at the sky trying to think of some options. Maybe he could get Iruka to help him out a bit before he shook that thought out of his head. Iruka was too busy with his duties as an academy teacher. Shaking his head he stuffed his hands into his pockets until he heard a crinkling sound. Frowning in confusion he pulled it out to find a note.
If you are ever in need of some training feel free to stop by the shop. It would be a pleasure to train the future Hokage. Our doors are always open so stop by anytime.
You're handsome friend,
"How the hell did he get this in my pocket without me noticing?" Naruto asked himself surprised before he reread the note. Training? Urahara was offering to train him? With a grin Naruto ran towards the shop. He didn't know what Urahara could teach him but he was willing to take all the help he could get. Arriving at the shop he opened it with a grin.
"Hey Urahara! I got your note!" he called out as the man in green stepped out of the back room.
"Uzumaki-kun, what I surprise. I didn't expect you to arrive so soon." He said pleasantly.
"I got here as soon as I found your note. How did you sneak it in my pockets anyhow?" Naruto asked curiously while Urahara opened his fan to hide his face.
"I am a man if many talents Uzumaki-kun." He answered simply.
"Were you serious about training me?" he asked hopefully.
"Of course! In fact I'm looking forward to it!" Urahara said as he shut his fan causing Naruto to jump in joy.
"That's great! I was worried I would have to train myself since my sensei ditched me!" he exclaimed causing Urahara to frown.
"What do you mean?" he asked as a scowl found its way on the younger boy's face.
"Kakashi-sensei said he signed us up for the Chunin Exams and that we have to get ready. He gave Sakura-chan some tips on genjutsu and he's going to teach Sasuke how to use his Sharingan. The only thing he told me to do was work on the tree climbing exercise some more because my control sucks." He ranted as he crossed his arms. Urahara had a thoughtful expression on his face before he grew a mischievous smirk.
"Tell me something Uzumaki-kun, do you want to beat this Sasuke and show your sensei that you're a better shinobi?" he asked.
"I would love nothing more than to kick that teme's ass!" he declared making Urahara's smirk widen.
"Well than if you agree to be my apprentice than I can guarantee you will be strong enough to defeat him." He said confidently.
"Awesome! Are you going to teach me some killer jutsu?" he asked with child like excitement causing Urahara to laugh.
"I'm afraid I can't teach you any jutsu Uzumaki-kun. To be honest I don't know a single jutsu myself." He said as he opened his fan to hide his grin. It took all his will power to not laugh at Naruto as he face faulted.
"Don't know a single jutsu? Than what the hell can you teach me?!" he asked angrily thinking that Urahara was playing some joke on him.
"Now now calm down. Let me ask you something. You said that your sensei is teaching this Sasuke how to use his Sharingan. Do you know how the Sharingan works?" he asked as Naruto adopted a thinking pose.
"Um…it lets him copy any jutsu he sees right?" he asked.
"Well there's more to it but yes that's one of its main functions." Urahara said but he could tell Naruto wasn't following him.
"Okay so what does that have to do with anything?"
"Why would you want to learn a jutsu just so your teammate can copy it?" he asked as Naruto's eyes widened.
"Okay, I get what you're saying. So what am I going to do?" Naruto asked determined to find a way to beat Sasuke.
"What I am going to teach you is not jutsu. I am willing to teach you some powerful techniques and they will be impossible to copy with the Sharingan." He said shocking the younger blonde.
"Yes, in fact the only person who can learn these will be you." The shop owner explained.
"Really? Why me?"
"Because of your seal." He said surprising Naruto.
"You know about the seal?" he asked quietly as he avoided eye contact. He looked up though when he felt a hand on his shoulder. He saw Urahara giving him a small smile instead on his usual grin.
"I know about it and I could care less about what you hold." He said shocking the boy.
"Yes, so are you still willing to learn from me? I should warn you…if you chose to learn this power you won't be able to use chakra anymore." He warned shocking the blonde.
"What do you mean I won't be able to use chakra?" he asked.
"Sometimes in order to gain something new you must sacrifice something old." Urahara said seriously.
"But how can I use jutsu? How will I become Hokage?"
"Calm down. I'm not saying you will powerless. You will gain a unique power. Think of it as a kekkai genkai. Instead of chakra you will use a different source of power." He explained. Naruto was silent for a while as he thought about Urahara's worlds.
"Will this really make me stronger?" he asked.
"I guarantee it." He answered confidently. With a determined fire burning in his eyes Naruto grinned as he looked at Urahara.
"Well than we better get started Urahara-sensei." He said causing the man to grin.
"Well than to begin let me tell you the basics about reiatsu and reiryoko. Then I'll teach you how to use a sword. Come along we will be quite busy for the next few days." He said as he led Naruto towards the back to begin his training.
End of Chapter
What do you think? Thank you for reading and please review.
Like I said the pairing will be Naruto x Sode no Shirayuki but I might add femKyuubi I haven't decided yet.