Chapter One: Lynching.
Anko Mitarashi grinned as a plate of dango was set down in front of her. Nothing like dango to celebrate an enemy breaking under interrogation. She sighed in contentment when she finished the first six dango and reached for the second stick. It was halfway to her mouth before she heard a commotion outside. She heard yelling and was that…crying? She stood up dango still in her hand and jumped to the roof, and looked for the source of the noise. A large crowd was forming around…no way. Anko's anger was aroused and she began sprinting across the roofs towards the mob.
The 4 year old blond child in the middle of the mob holding onto a small stuffed bear, and was crying in fear. A man raised a knife and prepared to stab him in the chest when he cried out in pain and covered his arm. The arm had a senbon embedded in the wrist, no, was that a dango stick? In a blur of motion a blue-black haired woman in a tan trench coat, metal mesh shirt, and tan skirt suddenly stood between him and the crowd with a kunai in hand.
"Come any closer assholes, and it's going to get very fun for me." Anko raised her knife in a defensive stance
"Oh look, the snake bitch, maybe we can get rid of her along with the demon brat." A voice sprang from the crowd.
Anko just smiled
"When you try that, you had better make sure your heart belongs to god, because your ass is damn sure gonna belong to me."
The mob took a step backwards at that. A couple of men charged her, but she dealt with them by throwing them into a couple of their friends. There was a woosh of air as another shinobi landed in the circle. The newly arrived ANBU in a dog mask drew his katana and assumed a defensive stance towards the crowd. A few more men got the courage to run at them.
"Nice of you to show up Kakashi." Anko flipped an idiot over her head
"Had to say my name didn't you Anko?" Kakashi Hatake dropped a woman to the ground
A few jounin arrived in a group and, seeing the looks of anger directed towards them, the mob scattered, dropping their tools in the process. A group of ANBU grabbed a couple of them and were gone as quickly as they appeared, taking the men to the Chief of Torture and Interrogation, Ibiki Morino, to find out who had orchestrated the lynching.
A jounin named Asuma Sarutobi walked forward to Anko, who had just noticed Kakashi was gone.
Anko was mumbling something about perverts and disappearing acts when Asuma got within 5 feet of her. She looked towards him. She looked down as she felt something grab hold of her legs. The little blond was hiding behind her.
"Anko, give us the kid." Asuma ordered
"No." Anko surprised herself with that one.
"Hokage's orders." Asuma said in a brusque voice
The tokubetsu jounin looked from the kid, who was looking in fear at her, to Asuma
"Only if I can come with him." What the hell did I just say?
Anko followed the several ANBU and Asuma towards the hokage's
mansion. The kid was on her back, because of the sprained ankle he had gotten running from the angry mob.
"By the way what's your name?" she questioned
"Naruto Uzumaki, what's yours?" he said in an upbeat voice
"Anko Mitarashi. Whats with the excitement squirt?"
"I've never had a friend besides Dogface-san and he isn't around a lot."
An ANBU chuckled at Kakashi being called Dogface, but Anko was taken aback. Kakashi was this kid's only friend. She wasn't usually the sympathetic type, in fact she was usually downright sadistic, but this kid wasn't unlike her, when she arrived back in Konoha after she left Orochimaru.
The group walked into the hokage's office without knocking, and Anko set Naruto on the ground. After greeting them all, Hiruzen Sarutobi dismissed the ANBU and looked to Anko and Asuma.
"So what happened?" He looked at Anko. Anko told him the story and he stayed quiet the whole time, but Naruto interrupted a couple times to explain how awesome Anko was. On the third time Anko couldn't help herself.
"Short stuff we all know I'm awesome, no need to emphasize that fact" she smiled.
Asuma groaned these two being friends is going to be hell on whoever their target is.
Anko finished the story and the Hokage nodded his head deep in thought.
"Well, I guess we have no choice, I'll have Asuma escort Naruto back to his apartment and…"
"Wait…this kid lives alone?" Anko interrupted
"Yes, he has ever since he could care for himself." The Sondaime said sadly.
"Well, that's dumb, the kid is about to get lynched and he lives alone." Anko gave the Hokage a bored expression
"We don't have much choice." The Hokage answered.
"He can live with me." Anko blurted
"It isn't legal."
"I'll adopt him."
That made Asuma and the Hokage start.
"Are you sure Anko, I mean you're only 18." Asuma said
"Are you saying I'm not responsible enough to take care of a kid?" Anko glared at Asuma
Anko turned back to Asuma and grinned as the Hokage removed the adoption papers from a drawer in his desk. Anko knelt down and looked Naruto in the eyes.
"Naruto how would you like a mom?"
He perked up at that.
"That'd be great!" He smiled
"I guess that settles it, you're Naruto Mitarashi now." Anko grinned
The newly minted mother and son walked out the door, and the Hokage sighed when he realized they had forgotten to sign the papers.