Prologue: The New Journey
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Prologue: A New Journey
Naruto sat on a rock waiting, getting as much nature energy as possible for Sage Mode. He could tell that Sasuke was on his way. He knew what he wanted, but Naruto was going to stop him at all costs. He could not let Sasuke destroy Konoha. Naruto pulled out a special kunai and turned around to block Sasuke's attack.
"So you knew I was coming," Sasuke said putting more pressure on his sword.
"Yes," Naruto said calmly. "And I will stop you."
"Do you still wish to bring me back?" Sasuke asked removing his sword.
"Yes," Naruto said standing. "You belong in Konoha. It's your home."
"Konoha will burn to the ground," Sasuke glared with his Sharingan. "But I will kill you first."
"I'm surprised Tobi, no, Madara let you go," Naruto said. "Or does he not know you are here?"
"I don't need his help," Sasuke snarled.
"I never said you did," Naruto said. "Just as I don't need their help." He pointed to the rest of Team Kakashi who appeared behind Sasuke.
"Then what are they here for?" Sasuke asked.
"If for some reason, Madara does show up, they are to hold him back for as long as they can," Naruto grinned. "Although, he did promise to let us fight."
"And you think he'll keep his promise?" Sasuke glared.
Naruto nodded. "He will. But if he does interfere, and they can't stop him. I will."
"If not, then you will die." Sasuke smirked. He lunged at Naruto with his sword. There was several clashes of metal as they swung at each other only to dodge or block the hits. When their weapons became useless, Sasuke began forming Chidori. He replaced his sword on his back making sure it didn't get in the way as he charged up his Chidori to its full power. Naruto summoned two clones. Still in Sage Mode, Naruto formed his Rasenshuriken. Both Sasuke and Naruto ran at each other. Just as their jutsus were about to collide, hands grabbed Naruto and Sasuke's wrists. Madara separated them.
"Don't interfere," Sasuke ordered.
"Foolish," Madara said. "I won't let this continue. This fight is over."
"Let go!" Naruto growled.
"Nine-Tails," Madara said calmly grasping Naruto's wrist tighter.
Sasuke smirked. He used his free hand to make another Chidori. Madara had to let them go and stepped back. His Sharingan spinned as he watched Sasuke slam his Chidori into Naruto's stomach. But since Naruto had called on the Kyuubi's power, the wound was already healing. Naruto called up a Rasengan and slammed it into the remaining chakra of the Chidori. Just as the collided, Madara's Kamui activated. However, since his Chakra was messed up due to holding back Sasuke's Chidori and Naruto's Rasenshuriken, a portal-like hole appeared under Naruto and Sasuke. Sakura watched in horror as purple, red, and blue chakra surrounded Naruto and Sasuke, freezing them to the spot. They screamed out in pain before falling to their knees, unconscious. The darkness below them consumed them and they vanished. Madara stood shocked, not knowing what just happened. Kakashi, and Yamato began to panic as Sakura cried out both Naruto and Sasuke's names. Sai stood confused. They watched the portal close. Madara shook his head them vanished. Sakura fell to her knees crying as Sai hugged her. Kakashi and Yamato looked at each other not sure what to do. The sat down besides Sakura and just waited.
Naruto feels himself falling but he can't stop himself. He sees the blackness fading as he opens his eyes. Awakening, he looks over to see Sasuke lying next to him. Naruto sits up, taking in his surroundings. He saw nothing similar, only him and Sasuke. He heard foot steps and turned to see a boy with black hair wearing glasses walk over to them.
"Are you ok?" the boy asked.
"Who are you?" Naruto asked. "Where am I?"
"Japan," the boy said. "And my name is Watanuki Kimihiro."
"Japan?" Naruto asked. "Never heard of it."
"You are not from here," Watanuki said. "And I'm guessing neither is he." He pointed to Sasuke.
"No, we're from Konoha," Naruto said. "I'm Naruto Uzumaki and the Teme is Sasuke Uchiha."
"I see," Watanuki said. "I'll take you to Yuko. She should be able to help you."
"How?" Naruto asked.
"Well, it's complicated," Watanuki said. "But if you trust me, then follow me. It looks like your friend isn't going to wake up anytime soon though."
"I'll carry him," Naruto said putting Sasuke on his back. Watanuki lead them to a shop. Naruto gasped when he felt the aura around it.
"Watanuki," a woman's voice said. "I see you've found our guests."
As soon as the woman came into view, Sasuke opened his eyes. He jumped off of Naruto and pulled out his sword. "Who are you?"
"My name is Yuko," the woman said. "Now, I must ask that you lower your weapons. Both of you."
Watanuki turned to see Naruto holding a kunai. Naruto looked at Watanuki then back at Yuko before putting the kunai away. Sasuke hesitated but put his sword back in its sheth.
"Good," Yuko said. "Now that that's settled, Watanuki, Sake please!" Watanuki groaned as he headed into the shop's kitchen. "We will be out back." She turned to Naruto and Sasuke. "Follow me." Naruto followed Yuko without another thought. Sasuke, unsure of what to do, walked behind Naruto ready to attack him or anyone else if need be. They arrived to the back of the shop. Watanuki came out a few seconds later and handed a cup to Yuko. "So, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, I'm guessing you have no idea how you got here or where here really is." Naruto nodded. Sasuke remained expressionless. "Well, let's just say that this is a different world than your own."
"A different world?" Naruto asked. "What do you mean?"
"She means that this is another plane," Sasuke said. "Dobe."
"You can look at it like that," Yuko interrupted before Naruto could argue. "There are several different worlds. You came here due to some slip up in a jutsu. Yes, I know about your world. I know about every world. And I can send you home. However, it must be an equal exchange."
"So what do you want?" Sasuke asked suspiciously.
"From you, that bow," Yuko said. Naruto grinned as he thought about that stupid purple bow finally being removed from around Sasuke's body. "And some Chakra."
"How much?" Sasuke looked annoyed.
"Just enough to make your Chidori," Yuko said. "Watanuki, please go get three flasks from the storage room." Watanuki did so and handed one to Yuko. "Go on then. Make Chidori." Sasuke looked at Yuki then at Naruto who shrugged. Sasuke turned on his Sharingan and looked at Yuko again.
"What are you?" Sasuke asked.
"You can call me a witch if you want," Yuko said. "Now, please do as I say or you can stay in this world." Sasuke snarled but performed Chidori. Yuko held the flask under it. They watched as Sasuke's Chidori shrunk and moved like water into the flask.
"That's cool!" Naruto said looking at the small Chidori captured in the flask.
"Now the bow," Yuko said. "Hand it to Watanuki." Sasuke frowned as he undid the bow and handed it to Watanuki. He had to hold his sword in his hand. Yuko turned to Naruto. "To be honest, I'd like that fox, but your life is to high of a price. Therefore, both chakras will do." Naruto nodded. In one hand, he made a red Ransengan. It did the same things as Sasuke's Chidori as it entered a second flask. Naruto made two clones and made his Rasenshuriken using his chakra alone. After it too went into a flask, Yuko handed the flasks to Watanuki who went and put them back into the storage room. "Now, I'm going to hand you something that will send you to another world. I cannot send you straight to your own world but you will end up back in your own world when the time is right."
"You mean we have to travel through other worlds just to get home?" Naruto asked.
"Yes," Yuko smiled. "Now, I know you want to kill each other, but you cannot. While you are traveling, you must protect each other. If one dies, so does the other." She watched as Sasuke's eyes flashed with anger. 'That's a lie of course but they will need each other to get through each world.' She saw Naruto's eyes flash with sadness, yet hope. "This mirror," she pulled out a mirror and handed it to Sasuke. "is a link to a mirror that I have on me at all times. If you need to know anything or just want to say hello, tap the mirror in the center three times. Also," she pulled out two bracelets. "those will let you move on to the next world. Once they both turn green you will be able to do so. However, they both must be green and you both have to be together when you wish to move on. The least amount of time you will spend in each world is three days."
"This is going to take a long time isn't it?" Sasuke asked.
"Yes, but time moves differently in each world," Yuko said. "For example, you have been here for an hour in this world, but you have only been away from your for one minute."
"That's it?" Naruto asked. "Wow!"
"Yes," Yuko said. "Now, you will most likely run into another group of travellers. You may move with them or separate. If you with to go with them, remove your bracelets, but keep them. Once you are back in your own world, the bracelets will disappear." She finally handed them their bracelets. Each of them put them on. "Have fun!" Yuko waved as their bracelets flashed green. Green chakra (to Naruto and Sasuke, yet life force to Watanuki) surrounded Naruto and Sasuke. "Tell Yamamoto that I said hi." With that, Naruto and Sasuke vanished.
"Will they be ok?" Watanuki asked.
"They will be," Yuko answered. "They are meant to be together. And this new journey will help the process."
"They will meet Syaoran and the others won't they?" Watanuki asked.
"Of course!" Yuko said. "Now, get me some more Sake!"
Watanuki groaned. "Yes, Yuko. Right away."