Chapter 3: The Land of Waves
"So that's why the Demon Brothers failed. Kushina Uzumaki, the Red Death; Kurenai Yuhi, the Genjutsu Mistress; Asuma Sarutobi of the Guardian Shinobi Twelve; and Jiraiya and Tsunade of the Legendary Sannin." The man said. He was only wearing a pair of pants that looked like they belonged on a cow with a mask made of bandages.
"Zabuza Momochi, the Demon of the Bloody Mist. He was declared as an A-rank Missing-nin after a failed attempt at trying to kill the Fourth Mizukage Yagura because of the Bloodline War." Naruko explained, to everyone's shock about her being that knowledgeable.
Zabuza looked at the girl with an evil grin. "I'm surprised that a little genin would even know my name, yet my history."
Naruko shrugged. "It's not hard to know who you are, No-Brows." That made Zabuza's face red with anger, having never been insulted before.
"What did you call me you little redheaded bitch?!" Zabuza yelled.
Naruko looked at the Missing-nin with a mocking smirk. "Let's see... I called you a tasteless, idiotic, no-brows loser." Everyone looked at her like she was crazy.
"Naruko, stop. You have no idea what he can do." Kurenai warned, only to have Naruko glare at her, making her jump at the killer intent that she felt coming from Naruko.
"Sensei, you have no idea what I can do. Neither does Captain No-Brows over there." Zabuza's anger reached to new levels.
"That's it, you little bitch! You'll be the first one to die!" Zabuza grabbed his sword out of the tree and started running towards the Naruko with the intent to kill. As he closed in, he saw Naruko run through several hand signs in less than a second. "Nice speed, little girl, but your jutsu won't work!" Zabuza yelled, only for his sword to be stopped by Naruko's hair as it wrapped around her, making a rock hard cocoon.
"What do you think of my grandfather's Ninja Art: Needle Jizo Jutsu? Comes in handy for quick shield, don't cha think?" Her hair returned to normal. "Now this next one is my own creation." She went through four hand signs in 0.5 seconds. "Ninja Art: Sonic Screech!" Naruko took a deep breath and let out an ear-splitting scream at Zabuza, sending him back several feet and making everyone cover their ears.
"What kind of fucking jutsu was that?!" Zabuza yelled whilst covering his ears from the pain.
"Sonic Screech is specially made to make your opponent lose concentration. Just like nails on a chalkboard." Naruko said, appearing from behind Zabuza and holding one of her swords to his neck.
"H-How did you get behind me so fast?" Zabuza asked, dumbfounded.
"That's easy, No-Brows. You were fighting one of my Shadow Clones while I was hiding and cloaking my chakra so you couldn't tell where I was. Rules of a Ninja: Never underestimate your opponent, and never let the enemy get behind you, Zabuza." Zabuza turned pale at the thought of being beaten by a genin, only to see her sword drop.
"What are you doing? Why haven't you killed me?" Zabuza asked, starting to feel woozy.
Naruko started walking back to her group. "Because you can barely move any muscles, and, even when I'm in a blood lust, I refuse to fight a defenseless opponent. That, and in any moment, the both of us will pass out. You, from the jutsu I used, and me, from using too much chakra."
"What do you mea-" That moment, Zabuza collapsed, and Naruko shortly after. Everyone ran towards the redhead while a masked figure came into view.
"Thank you." The figure said as it vanished with Zabuza's body.
Kushina picked up Naruko. "Tazuna, how far is your house from here?" She put the passed-out Kunoichi on her back.
"About ten minutes. Follow me." He replied, walking in the direction of his home.
Five Minutes Later
"So this is the Land of Waves. It looks like it has seen better days..." Ino said, walking next to Chouji and Shikamaru.
"Good eye you blonde idiot. What else do you think Gato would do to a village?" Naruko said as she woke up.
"Naruko? You're awake, but know? You should still be out of it." Kushina asked her daughter.
"Aunt Kushina, look at Naruko's face. It has weird lines on it." Kasumi said as everyone looked at Naruko, only to see something similar to Tsunade's Creation Rebirth Seal when activated. Kushina put her down so she could look at her, only to gasp.
"Naruko! Tell me right now how you got a hold of Tsunade's Creation Rebirth Seal!" Kushina asked, a bit pissed off.
"Mom, calm down. This is not grandma's seal, it's my version of it. The Triple Threat Seal, or Yin-Yang Creation Reversal. I made it myself mother, so don't worry." Naruko tried standing up, but collapsed back down.
"Naruko, take it easy cuz." Kasumi said as she tried to get Naruko to stay down, only to get whacked upside the head by Naruko. "Hey! I'm just trying to help. No need to hit me Naruko." Kasumi was trying not to retaliate back.
"Well, if you want to help, then help me walk to Tazuna's house. You too Natsumi." Natsumi walked over to her.
"Why me and not Kohaku?" She placed one of Naruko's arms over her shoulder to help her walk.
"Because you're closer than her."
"Good point. Her tail does have a mind of its own also..." Kasumi said in a low whisper so only certain people could hear.
"Well if you girls are all done, can we go please?" Tazuna said, walking towards his house.
"Tsunami, I'm home." Tazuna said, walking into the house,. A woman who looked thirty-five with dark blue hair to come out of the kitchen.
"Father! Thank God you're safe." Tsunami gave her dad a hug.
"Well, it's all thanks to them that I made it back home alive and not in a body bag."
Tsunami slapped him upside the head and glared at him. "Father, don't speak like that." She turned to the group of fourteen. "Now then, why don't you all come in? Dinner is almost ready."
"Thank you Tsunami. Let me introduce everyone." Asuma said as he introduced himself, Kurenai, Kushina, Ino, Shikamaru, Chouji, Hinata, Naruko, Shino, Kohaku, Natsumi, and Kasumi. Naruko had to introduce Kiyomi and Kimiko. (Author/Editor's Note: This is just a recap of all who are still there. It's quite easy to forget when you have such a large group of characters.)
"Well, it's nice to meet you all. Dinner might not be much, but it's something." Tsunami said, smiling.
"Don't worry about that Tsunami. Just let me take care of that. You'll have enough food to last you a month." Naruko said.
"Naruko, what do you mean?" Tsunami asked, watching the girl take out a scroll.
"I don't think a scroll can help them Naruko." Ino said, making everyone look at her like she had no idea what a Sealing Scroll was.
"You know Ino, for a girl whose father is a ninja, you know jack shit about how ninja's pack." Ino started getting red with anger. "This is a Sealing Scroll. Inside, it holds the food that I brought with me." Naruko unrolled the scroll and filled it with some chakra, and, in a puff of smoke, there was enough food to feed an army of ninja for a week.
"Naruko..." Ino stared at all the food.
"How can you eat all that stuff? You'll just get fat." Naruko started laughing.
"Please Ino, I eat three good meals a day, with snacks in between, then I train for five hours a day. Everyday. Just look at me, I have a figure that most women would kill for. Hell, I got a breast size most girls our age would fight over." Ino stared at the girl in wonder.
Is that why I'm so weak? Because I don't train and eat right? Ino thought to herself, then made it a goal to be as strong as Naruko.
"Now then, Tsunami, take what you need. There's plenty of food here." Naruko said.
Tsunami bowed. "Thank you Naruko." She started picking out things she thought would be good.
The next morning, Team Eight; Team Ten; and the Uzu Kunoichi were getting ready for training.
"Okay everyone, today we are going to learn how to Tree Climb without using our hands." Kurenai said, only to get a weird look from Naruko.
"Um, Sensei, please don't tell me you are just now teaching them Tree Walking." Naruko said, looking at her instructor.
"Yes, why Naruko?"
"Well..." Naruko walked to the tree and started walking up it and stood on top of a branch. The genin just stared at her in amazement. "You see, I already know that, and more."
"Well Naruko, what all do you know?" Asuma asked, looking up at her.
Naruko jumped down. "Well, let's see. I mastered the tree walk, kunai balancing, senbon balancing, as well as leaf balancing. I also have a Medic-Nin license, plus I completed elemental manipulation training in earth, lightning, wind, and fire. Plus I am a seal master, thanks to my grandfather's teachings, and I know the Chakra Scalpel, thanks to my grandmother's teachings. All I need is water walking, whirlpool walking, waterfall climbing, and water manipulation training." Everyone except the Uzus and her grandparents looked at her in awe.
"Naruko, you're only thirteen and you have all that training done! Most of that is Jōnin level training!" Asuma said, looking at her in shock that a genin could have all done by the time they graduate the Academy.
"So? Like I said, I trained every day since I was five. I had all that training done by the time I was ten. Also, I just would like one more thing to say."
"What would that be Naruko?" Kushina asked, looking at her daughter.
"I fucking love Kage Bunshin no Jutsu. It's the best damn thing ever!" Naruko said, smiling.
"What's so great about a clone?" Ino asked in confusion.
Asuma turned to the blonde. "Ino, Naruko here can use a forbidden clone jutsu called Kage Bunshin no Jutsu. The clones can do anything Naruko can, and when they disappear, anything they learned is transferred to Naruko."
"Yep, and the old man doesn't realize, with this jutsu, he could get his paperwork done a lot faster." Naruko smirked.
"Well then. Naruko, you and your cousins will work on water walking while the others work on tree walking." Kushina said, making the redhead get up and walk over to the river. "Also, while you four are at it, work on water dancing since it's the first level of water manipulation training." The four redheads nodded.
"Well, I don't know about you three, but I'm taking off my clothes." The other three looked at her like she was nuts.
"Naruko, are you crazy?" Kohaku asked.
"No, I don't want to get my clothes wet. This way, only my underwear gets wet." Naruko started removing her clothes. Kushina walked up to the Uzus.
"Naruko's right girls. It's better to have your underwear wet rather than your whole outfit." The other girls nodded and started taking off their clothes.
"Um, Kurenai-sensei... why are they taking their clothes off?" Hinata asked, looking at them, blushing.
"Don't worry Hinata. That's the best way for a beginner to learn how to water walk. That way their clothes don't get wet. Better your underwear being wet than your entire outfit." Kurenai replied, noticing Hinata's blush.
Tsunade glared at Jiraiya. "If I find anything in your book about them, I will kill you." She walked over to join the four in their training.
"Grandma, why don't you join us? Mom's too chicken to join in." Naruko said while dancing on the water. Her hair flowed around her with every turn, making Hinata think she looked like a goddess. While knowing her mother would get mad at her for being called a chicken, Tsunade started walking on the water since she knew how to water walk perfectly.