Author has written 1 story for Naruto.
Well, I don't like very much to put Author Notes in my story, but there are a few points I have been asked over and over, and I'd like to give a few answers somewhere
Q) Is this a Naruto/Hinata? Naruto/Sakura? Naruto/Tenten?
A) Not in Dance of the Pyreflyes. Naruto is barely 13, and while girls (and with girls I mean just Hinata, for now) may already like him, he isn't likely to see them as more than friends.
Q) Naruto is lame! Why is he so weak?
A) Naruto always wears weights (after Jiraya allowed him to, naturally), and he spars with those. Naruto sometimes simply forgets he has them on (see chapter 25) because his increased regeneration enhances his muscles faster than ordinary people. He didn't have them at the finals, though, but he simply could not outshine his opponents that day in taijutsu, either because he didn't use it or because they had a superior style already mastered.
Q) Why doesn't Naruto spam 300 clones every day and train until he drops? That way he will get super strong fast!
A) Because his chakra regeneration ability is mostly redirected to the seal. Unlike canon Naruto, whose chakra was constantly replenished by the chakra leaked by the seal, this AU seal work in the opposite way. If he were to create that many clones, the original would take a really long time regenerating his large chakra stores and would feel weak and sluggish for hours. An example is in chapter 15: he had to take a soldier pill to help his chakra regeneration, while canon Naruto simply drew out pile after pile of chakra in the equivalent fight, apparently from nowhere. The Gates are an exception because the seal has been designed to allow their fast replenishing. The Shadow Clone jutsu is a Konoha kinjutsu, Whirlpool didn't know it, so it had no provision to 'recharge' ordinary chakra stores. It was also uncommon for a seal to last more than a few years and children at Academy age would have already killed their prisoner. But he has the Kyubi as a prisoner, and had had no maintenance on the seal itself to keep it at maximum efficiency before he himself learned how to do it (maintenance that Jiraya should have done, btw)
Q) Will Naruto be forced to impersonate a girl in true infiltration missions?
A) Very unlikely. The true reasons for those lessons is his potential as an information gathering agent. Think at the future: Naruto as Hokage at the center of a web of informers that keep him aware of the problems in the whole city. And before he becomes Hokage, he can use that very same network to help Konoha as well. Remember that Jiraya is also a spymaster and he is going to be alone with him for a few years. Shizune is giving him the female half of the job, since he has talent at impersonating girls.
Q) Will Akiko be required to sleep with guys?
A) I won't let my story go that way, thank you very much! However, that doesn't mean that someone won't try! :D
Q) Why are there so many portions regarding all those characters? I want Naruto!
A) Naruto's change has influenced a lot of people, and it creates a domino effect. I want to let people see how different those people become after a few of their preconceptions get torn down regarding the dead last. If you take notice, Neiji has had the least “screen time” in recent chapters because he had been changed more or less the same way as in canon. Inversely, the other characters have been heavily influenced by Naruto, especially Sakura and Sasuke. Sakura naturally influenced Ino and both of them touched the others. Domino effect :)
Q) What about Anko and Sasuke's cursed seal?
A) This is a minor spoiler for the next few chapters, so skip this question if you don't want them:
The cursed seal level 1 is vulnerable to Esuna, as shown in chapter 14. It will make it recede into dormant form in a rather painful way, but no more than that.
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