Shadow Fox Ch. 5"Ugh. Two Weeks." Genma sighed. "I can't believe the Hokage suspended me for two weeks. Oh 'medical purposes,' yea right."
"Well do you think that I want to be here?"
"No. You should be in the academy teaching your students."
"Yea, it's a wonder why she put me on Gate watch. I'd rather be at home sleeping with a large pizza."
"Hn." Genma tongued the senbon hanging out of his mouth. "She said we're supposed to be getting a very important visitor today."
"Is that right? Eh, it's probably just a local daimyo or something like that."
"She seems happier than normal the past few weeks. Maybe she's finally gotten over Naruto's disappearance."
"Yea; his disappearance hit us all hard. He was dead last the entire time at the academy, but I wonder if it was either him holding back, or the stress that the villagers put on him. It's horrible what they did to him. And they call him the monster."
"You're right Iruka. It's a wonder he didn't end up like that Garra kid; shunned his entire child
Shadow Fox Ch. 9Chapter 9:Shadow Fox Ch. 98 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Friendly Battle
Naruto put his hand up to his cheek where Inos was a second before. The stinging sensation was still there. He just stood there looking at her, shocked. He still couldnt believe that she did that.
You make me sick. She said with a disgusted look. Grow up, and face your problems like a proper Shinobi. If you werent my friend I would rip that Hita Itai right off of your head. She left him alone to think about what she said.
Ino Narutos hand left his cheek, the red mark long since gone. His gaze suddenly turned dark, Youre right.
She had gone to this training ground often in his four year absence. It was the furthest grounds from the village, and so he used to be able to come here in peace. She often came here to think or sit in the tree she used to occupy to spy on him when he was either panting on his feet, or on the flat of his back. She
Shadow Fox Ch. 6Naruto walked up the hill towards the monument that marked each Shinobis name who gave their life in protection of the village. He was not alone however; not with the blue-haired heiress in his arms. Twice she had woken from unconsciousness, and twice she had gone back under. He could sense his comrades up ahead of him, and mentally prepared himself for what was to come.Shadow Fox Ch. 68 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He could already hear what their questions would be
Who are you?
Why do you have Hinata?
Prepare to defend yourself!
Put Hinata down!
And then once they figured out who exactly he was
Where have you been?
Why did you leave us?
Why didnt you come back?
Im gonna KILL YOU!
He smile when he thought of what Sakura was going to try to do to him once they learned of his past journey. Of course, he was through getting beaten to a bloody pulp everywhere he spoke his mind near Sakura. He
Shadow Fox Ch. 8Shadow Fox Ch. 88 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Are you sure you want to do this? Theres no coming back once you go through with it.
Yes. Everyone I get close to is doomed to a painful demise. I have no reason to live anymore. I only wait until my time comes, and try to make the most of it by caring for those I do cherish. For their sakes, I must protect them from a distance.
You still have a heart. But that will soon change. The figure said with a hidden smile.
Naruto walked down the long hallway, flanked by dark green robed figures with plain black rope belts. He knew what he was getting himself into. He was finally taking that big leap into the abyss. He sighed. It was too bad that he would never get to talk with his friends; to joke around, and have fun.
Were here. The figure on his left deadpanned.
Then lets do this.
Once you enter our world, you will never be allowed to leave alive said
Shadow Fox Ch. 7"I guess I'll start from when Jiraya and I went to Cloud…"Shadow Fox Ch. 78 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"It was three weeks since Jiraya and I had left the village. We had entered a town in Cloud country where Jiraya had a contact who knew of the Akatsuki movements. Apparently they're on the move; but I don't want to worry you anymore than need be. I was to stay there for nine weeks before we left again. During that time I trained with one of Jiraya's old friends."
"Not much happened during that time, other than the fact that I learned quite a few new Justus and got really strong." He smiled "Anyways, we spent the next few months heading around Cloud training and following the Akatsuki. We had heard of one of the nine-tailed beasts, the Sanbi (Three-tails)." He noticed their astonished looks. "But, by time we got there, Deidra and Tobi had already fled with the demon. I know what you're thinking 'How can they defeat a demon in the flesh?' Well, if someone were to have the Sanbi sealed inside of them, versus the S
Shadow Fox Chapter 11Shadow Fox Chapter 118 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Surprise Entrance
The group of ninja were walking along the path, each lost in their own thoughts, save for Shikamaru and Kiba, who were talking back and forth about Kibas latest involvement with troublesome women. Shino walked along silently behind them. Every once in a while he would be greeted by one of his bugs, who were busily scouting the area ahead for any signs of the caravan, or enemies. Naruto plodded along, hands in his pockets, thinking about the past few days. He was tailed by a very irate-looking Akamaru, who, in order to vent his frustrations, began to trot around the group taking passing snaps at butterflies who were lazily flying about. This prompted giggles from the final member of the mixed squad, Hinata. She spent most of her time blushing slightly, and staring at the back of Narutos head. Every once in a while, she would activate her Byakugan and scan the surrounding area.
Theres a stream up ahead. ca
Shadow Fox Ch. 4A/N:Shadow Fox Ch. 48 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
To make this go way faster, b/c at this point in the story, i'm having a case of writers' block. It's the transition where i don't have a clue what i'm going to do. If you could possibly send e sone ideas via. notes I'd be grateful.
Genma sighed. Hed been on the graveyard shift for the past four nights in a row. Nothing ever happened at night. They close the gates, and have to challenge everyone who approaches from the top of the wall. Genma would sit there most likely staring at the stars, just thinking about the happenings of Konoha; the new hot springs being built, Tsunades face being cut into the mountain, that kids disappearance. That kid was somethin else. Whod have ever thought that the dead-last ninja could beat the Hyuuga prodigy? Too bad, even I could tell that he would have been a great ninja. He had the drive and means to do it. What is this?
A mist started to form about a mile of
Shadow fox Ch 3"Shadow fox…" muttered the Hokage as she read the message that Kurenai had sent her.Shadow fox Ch 38 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"What is it Kakashi?"
"This 'Shadow Fox' has popped up recently, but has proven to be a number one assassin. Only certain people know how to leave a calling card for him to know that a job is waiting."
"Do you know what this is?"
"No." sighed Kakashi. "But I'll go check some sources maybe I can find something out."
"You might want to start in the outpost town #3 where team 8 just left. Hinata said there was a man who seemed like a shinobi was leaving the Daimyo's office and that's when see saw a red tag with 'shadow fox' written upon it. That may be the calling card."
"Maybe. I'll leave immediately."
"Good luck Kakashi."
=================== (A/N: this would be where Shippuuden starts)
Team 8 and Kakashi assembled in front of Tsunade for a meeting she had called. Her eyes were puffy and red. They all knew she had been crying.
Kurenai said, "Tell me he's not ...dead." with a fearful look i
Shadow Fox Ch 2"Kurenai-sensei, come in."Shadow Fox Ch 28 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I just got out of a meeting with the Daimyo. He wasn't much help. But he said to go check with the p-police station because an old man fitting Jiraya's description was taken in a few months back for disturbing the peace."
"Kurenai-sensei, I am very near the police station now I can go see about this."
"Very well Shino. Hinata, I'm still following up this lead in the bar, why don't you go check the ramen stands? If he did stop here 6 months ago then maybe the owners might know him."
Shino entered the police station and spoke to the officer at the front desk, "Hello, I was wondering if you had any information on a young comrade of mine. His name is Uzumaki Naruto. My sources tell me that he was here six months ago, and you detained his companion for disturbing the peace; a man by the name of Jiraya.
"And why should I help you. I'm not allowed to just give that information o any person who comes in here," stated t
Shadow Fox Ch. 10Naruto was at Ichirakus eating his 3rd bowl of ramen, thinking about how he had lost to Hinata, and what she was going to make him do. He was a man of his word so he would HAVE to do whatever she wanted. He sighed, I hope its not something dirty nah she doesnt have a dirty mind. Theres no way she would ask me to do something like that. She probably doesnt even like me like that. He frowned. He had a visitor.Shadow Fox Ch. 108 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A man in his seventies came up and sat down a few stools away from him. Having girl troubles?
Naruto gave him a suspicious glance. No, I dont have a girl here.
Thats weird; I saw you and that blue-haired girl walking into the village together; so how do you explain that?
Easy. I was outside the walls last night, and she happened upon me, so we decided on a friendly little match.
Friendly you say? I hope you didnt lose to a girl. The man said with somewhat of
Shadow Fox Ch 1Dammit, where is that brat! Tsunade thought as she sat in her chair looking out of her window at the gate beyond, SAKURA!Shadow Fox Ch 18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A certain pink-haired Kunoichi opened the door to Tsunades office. Hai, Hokage-sama?
Can you go down to the main gate and retrieve the log for me? Naruto should have returned by now her voice trailed off as she turned around to face the window once again.
Hai, Hokage-sama. Replied Sakura as she turned and walked out of the door.
Where are you ? the Hokage pondered.
Sakura walked down the street towards the main gate thinking of what three years might have done to Naruto. I wonder if hes still the same old fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants Naruto. Wuith Naruto it would take nothing short of a miracle to make him calm down. and even hell itself would freeze over before he stopped eating ramen she mused. HEY, Hinata-chan! she exclaimed as she caught sight of the gi
Shadow Fox: Chapter 12Im going to enjoy killing you. He said grinning wickedly.Shadow Fox: Chapter 128 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
So, you are here for your own reasons then? Naruto asked.
I came here to challenge you. You took away my teacher like he was nothing. He sneered. He pulled his robe of and threw it to the ground next to him revealing blue ninja pants, and a black shirt with plated armor covering his shins, thighs, arms, and chest. He had short brown hair and striking purple eyes, with a one inch wide scar leading down from his left temple, tapering down to his chin. Ive come to avenge his death and this mark you gave me. He motioned to the scar.
Very well. Then under the Five Sacred Laws of the Yoinokuchi, Number Six: Taguyo Chitose, you are in breach of laws Two and Five. Your sentence is death.
Ha! That doesnt matter as long as I take you with me! he rushed Naruto.
Hinata was very confused. No, she was totally lost. What is Yoin
Shadow Fox Chapter 13Number Two was in Konoha, enjoying the blue skies. He preferred the salty air of his beach, when he used to live on the volcanic island, but the clear blue skies and the lush green forest suited him just fine as well. He was dressed in his green robe with the inch-thick black rope belt. Sitting on top of the Firsts head, he had a clear view of Konoha, and the surrounding forest. However, in his mind things were no as tranquil. He was having a meeting with his superior, Number One.Shadow Fox Chapter 138 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
You wanted me to keep tabs on him, and now you dont want to know what Ive found?
Very well, what did you find out?
Well, it appears that he could get in easily and kill her, but I fear we may lose control of the situation. The higher-ups seem to be on edge about something. There are more guards around than normal. In addition, the White Fangs son has also been hanging around the Vessel more and more, and the Vessel seems to be reforming bonds. My adv
Shadow Fox Chapter 14Tsunade smoothed out her Hokage robes, and scratched her back, This thing is so damn itchy. I dont know how Sensei could stand to wear it all the time. And this hat is going to mess up my hair she moaned.Shadow Fox Chapter 148 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But I think you look beautiful, Tsunade-sama. replied her counterpart.
Tsunade smiled sarcastically at her subordinate before asking, Who are these people again?
Shizune sighed and rolled her eyes, We dont know. All we know is that the formally requested to talk with the council; so its only natural to formally meet them.
Tsunade sighed, Oh well, at least its not paperwork.
After the meeting, you have another meeting with an outsider who wishes for asylum, and she wants to become a ninja.
Tsunade quirked an eyebrow, Oh? Has she passed Ibikis exam? Shizune nodded, and she still wants to become a ninja? Shizune nodded again. Okay, but lets do th
Two Halves Ch.4 "OK, so you concentrate your chakra on your feet and then just run up the tree."Two Halves Ch.49 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hinata blushed and looked confused. They were standing in the forest a few miles away from the village where they had spent the night. At Naruto's insistence, they had woken up early and left to train. He was determined to get through this list as soon as possible. There were 100 things to learn and if they did one task per day it would take them 100 days or just a little over three months. It was still a long time to spend learning things he couldn't use, but he had three years to learn the charka bind.
Hinata looked at the tall tree in front of her. She was determined; she could do this. She had done other exercises similar to this back in leaf with her team. Plus she had been gathering chakra to her hands since the moment she
Two Halves Ch. 12Naruto had never had a hard time telling Sakura that he liked her. It had always been easy to proclaim his feelings. He had told her hundreds of times that he liked her, asked her out on dozens of dates and tried everything he could think of to get her.Two Halves Ch. 129 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This was why it bugged the hell out of him that he didn't seem to be able to do any of that with Hinata.
They were sitting in a familiar position, side by side in front of the fire, leaning back against the couch with their books spread out around them. They had sat just like this dozens of times before, studying the books that Sora gave them. Everything was just the way it always was: Hinata's pot of tea sat next to her hip, while he was surrounded by empty ramen cups. She was reading a thick book on the theory of the echoes she was able to see, while he was reading accounts of some of the most famous of the West's gang wars.
He looked up at the clock on the wall. In fifteen minutes, Hinata would get up to get more tea and offer to get
Two Halves Chapter 13"We leave in exactly one month and there are holes we need to fill before we go," Sora said, scooping up another bite of chocolate chip pancakes.Two Halves Chapter 139 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Holes?" Naruto asked with his mouth full.
"In your education," Sora said mouth also full. "There are a few parts we simply haven't gotten to yet that we should probably cover."
"Like what?" Hinata asked.
"Like teaching you how to summon. It's a handy still to have, but with all the work you've been doing on genjutsu, I just haven't gotten around to it."
"I'm going to learn how to summon?" Hinata asked. "Summon what?"
"Ah now you see herein lies the issue. You have a choice, whereas normally you would just summon what your line would. However, Yasu and I have rather confusing lineages anyway, so you can just choose without too much hassle."
"But if you summon in lines, why didn't Kakashi-sensei learn how to summon frogs?"
"Because deep down, your father knew that Kakashi-no-baka was an idiot and not to be trusted with such things."
"So then w
Two Halves Ch.3 Hinata looked at the ground, up at Naruto and down at the ground again. She wanted to say something to him. It wasn't that she had anything specific in mind, but she wanted to be able to hold a pleasant conversation for a few minutes. It was more than she had ever been able to do before and it would mean so much to her if only...Two Halves Ch.39 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Neh, Hinata?" Hinata jerked her head up. She hadn't thought out yet what she would do if he talked to her. Oh no, what was she supposed to say?
She swallowed. "Hai, Naruto-kun?"
He leaned over close to her, causing her heart to speed up. "Does Sora- sensei seem a little...strange to you?" he whispered.
Two Halves Chapter 8"NANI!" Naruto yelled before rushing over to bang on the door. He could hear Sora laughing outside the door.Two Halves Chapter 89 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I suggest just working on getting a conversation going and then talking about committing yourself to a partnership," she giggled.
"What the hell! You said this was an exercise to help us decide whether or not we would make good partners!"
"This is it. It's my special 'locking-the-two-of-you-in-a-room-together- and-forcing-you-to-talk-it-out' method. Have fun!" There were a few more giggles and then he could hear Yasu and Sora walking away.
"Why you little...!!!" Naruto's scream could be heard all over the house.
"Would you like to play some poker?" Sora asked Yasu.
"Like I would be stupid enough to play poker with you."
The sound of their voices faded away. Slowly, Naruto turned to look back at Hinata. She was standing in the center of the room looking shocked.
His face scrunched up and he started trying to force the door open again. "Damn it!" he yelled. "They must have put so
Two Halves Ch. 7"No, no, no! First ox, then ram and then dragon!" Sora yelled.Two Halves Ch. 79 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You said hare last time!" Naruto yelled.
"Look you little brat, I know what I am talking about as opposed to you so- "
"Ha! I know enough to know when you say one thing and then change it!"
Hinata sighed and took another sip of her tea. Over the past few weeks one of the things she had learned was to stay out of Sora and Naruto's arguments. After the episode with Naruto and the fire wall no jutsu, she had started to try and defuse the arguments between them. Gradually, however, she had come to realize that they rather enjoyed yelling at each other. One of them would pick a fight, they would call each other names for a few minutes and then they would move on. As long as it wasn't too serious, she had learned not to get involved.
In fact they hadn't had a really serious fight for a few weeks now. There had been the one about how Sora was not going to go down the mountain just to get Naruto more ramen re
Two Halves Ch. 11Naruto was out of the door like a shot, running as fast as he could after Hinata.Two Halves Ch. 119 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hina-chan, hey, wait!" he yelled, but she didn't slow down. If anything she seemed to run faster. "Damn it!" he muttered and tried to run faster.
All Hinata could think about was that she wanted to get away. Away from him, away from Sora, away from being not enough. Her tears sparkled down her cheeks. She felt as stupid and useless as her days back in Leaf.
He didn't trust her. He didn't really think she was worthy of being his partner.
She had to get away, somewhere far away. Somewhere where she could sit down and cry until everything was washed out of her. Then she would be able accept the fact that she was so...useless.
And then, of all the things that could have occurred to her, her worst nightmare happened. Hinata tripped. Her feet went flying out from under her and she tumbled back and to the side to land with a loud splat on her butt in one of the rice patties. She was stuck almost to her elbows i
NaruHina Fanfic:Two HalvesNaruHina Fanfic:Two Halves9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Naruto sat on the railing and looked out into the night. The landscape formed an abstract pattern of light and shadow, moonlight bouncing off the snow on the mountains and then disappearing into the crevices. He tried to remember if any of it had looked any different when he arrived here almost three years ago, but he couldn't decide. It could be the mountain, but then again it could just be him.
He was supposed to go back tomorrow.
He heard a door slide open and shut behind him, and felt the soft movement of air caused by her presence. She moved just past him and set something down on the floor. He took his eyes off the landscape and looked down at her.
She was kneeling on the floor in a kimono, th
Two Halves chapter 16The numbers of the Kaze may have been depleted in Sora's mind, but in Naruto and Hinata's there were still plenty of them. The members lined the wall around the courtyard, sat on the edges of balconies, and stood in groups on top of the wall. Everyone was wearing either black or white, even the women who had opted to wear a saree or lanagha instead of their Kaze uniforms. They looked strange and foreign, reminding the pair just how far away from home they were. Red sashes blazed and heavy gold jewelry glittered.Two Halves chapter 168 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But nothing flashed more than their eyes.
Naruto looked around, stunned. Somehow they had managed to plop themselves down into the middle of a clan-wide identity crisis. Everyone had realized that this fight was important; more so than if it had really just been about Sora's intentions while away or whether she had always meant to return. The reputation of the clan was at stake. Here were two fighters who had been trained by a woman who left the clan before the coup. They were
Two Halves Ch.2"This is a class A mission with two key components," Tsuande said, looking at the pair across her desk. The girl was so short her feet barely touched the floor and she stared at her hands neatly folded in her lap, occasionally darting shy glances at the other two occupants of the room. The boy was almost beside himself.Two Halves Ch.29 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Class A! Ha-ha so you have finally realize by strength right?" he said, jumping up onto his chair and pumping his fist into the air.
Tsuande furrowed her brow in exasperation and shot him an annoyed look. "It's mainly a training mission, not dangerous at all." Naruto froze and looked down at her, confused for a moment. He was distracted for just long enough that he failed to notice that the dance he had been doing had caused the chair to start to tip over. He started wind milling his arms, but it was too late. He landed on the ground with a large crash.
Two Halves: Chapter 14Sora turned around and looked at the voice behind her.Two Halves: Chapter 148 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shit, shit, shit, shit.
There was a man and a woman; both dressed in gathered black pants and open jackets. She wore the traditional midriff baring blouse, while he was bare-chested. Their skin was dark creamy color and they possessed a highly muscular build. Around both of their waists were blood red sashes.
There was no way you could mistake them, which was probably why most of the bar was starting to clear out.
Kaze warriors. A partnered pair most likely. After years of avoiding them, she had run smack into a pair the day she came back. Couldn't fate cut her a break once in a while.
She pointed at herself. "Me?" she asked in as innocent of a voice as she could muster.
The women sneered, twisting full lips. "We've waited years for you to venture back into our territory and here you are. We're not about to let you go, Sora."
She tilted her head to the side and tried to look stupid. "I'm sorry, I am Sora, but I don't