Chapter 10: A Different Road
I broke the next two chapters up. They were originally one chapter, but I decided that too much happened in one chapter, so I broke it up and add a bit. The Road to a Ninja Arc will come to an end in the next chapter. I hope you have enjoyed it!
I do not own Naruto nor do I make any money off of this.
Chapter 10: A Different Road
"Um..." a voice by the door caught Kushina, Minato, and Naruto's attentions. "What's going on?"
"Menma?" Kushina asked. "Then who's...?"
Minato instantly let Naruto go, then pushed him to the floor. "Who are you?"
"I... I'm Naruto," Naruto said. "Naruto Uzumaki."
"That's a lie," Minato said, his hand going to Naruto's neck. "Uzumakis have red hair."
"I have blond hair because I'm also a Namikaze," Naruto coughed.
"What?" Minato asked.
"I'm the son of Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki," Naruto said. "Godson of Ero-sennin, I mean Jiraiya of the Sannin."
Minato frowned but removed his hand. Instead, he tied Naruto up and turned him to face the other two in the room. Minato moved to Kushina's side. "How do we know that what you are saying is true? I only have one son, Menma."
Menma glared at Naruto. "Yeah! I'd think mom and dad would have told me I had a brother!"
Naruto sighed. "I bet this is just another world. Megami did say there was more than one of ours." He mumbled this. Then he got an idea. "What if I can prove that I'm not lying?"
"How?" Kushina asked.
Naruto grinned. "Easy!" He held up his right hand. A red Rasengan. The other three gasped, completely ignoring the fact that Naruto had broken out of the rope.
"That's my..." Minato began.
"Rasengan," Naruto said. "Mixed with the Kyuubi's Chakra. I can use his Chakra freely now."
"Just like me," Menma said. He also formed a Kyuubi Rasengan. "Though, my powers are a bit different. Tell me, what do you summon?"
"Toads," Naruto said. "I'm a Toad Sage!" He grinned.
"So was Jiraiya-sensei," Minato said. "Alright, I believe you. So what's this about another world?"
"Well, I'm from a different Konoha," Naruto said. "In it, you two are dead." Naruto looked out a window and saw Hokage Mountain. "Also, you were the Fourth Hokage, not Sakura's dad."
"Who's the Fifth?" Kushina asked.
"Obaa-chan!" Naruto said proudly. "Ah, Tsunade. But she only became the Fifth after the Third died during the snake-bastard's... I mean, Orochimaru's attack. Ero-sennin and I went to find her and brought her back."
"Hm..." Minato said. "In this world, the Third passed away in his sleep, Orochimaru never attacked, and Tsunade came here on her own."
"Wow!" Naruto exclaimed. "That's quite different. But I bet Akatsuki is still after the Kyuubi."
The other three had a strange look. "Why would the Akatsuki be after the Kyuubi?" Menma asked. "They go around helping everyone. Itachi, their leader, has helped Konoha several times."
"Itachi is their leader?" Naruto asked. "That's just... Wow. Wait! That means he's still alive?"
"Of course," Menma said. "Sasuke use to want to kill him, but when the truth came out, things changed. Sasuke only wants to rebuild his clan now." Naruto's jaw dropped. He couldn't believe how lucky this world had been. Nothing bad that his went through, happened here. He was jealous.
"So you're me?" the man asked.
"Hn," Sasuke grunted.
"I see," Charasuke said. "So what is another me doing here?"
"We were sent here," Sasuke said. "The Dobe and I are trying to get back to our world. We have to go through several others to do so."
"Menma's with you?" Charasuke asked, looking around.
"Naruto," Sasuke said. "His name is Naruto in our world."
"I don't trust you," Sakura said. "How do I know you aren't an enemy?"
"If I was, you'd be dead by now," Sasuke said. "I have no desire to kill anyone from this this world. My enemies are in my world. Just because they may exist in this one as well, doesn't give me the satisfaction to know the ones that caused the Uchiha family so much pain are dead here, but not in my world."
"Are you talking about the elders?" Charasuke asked. "Did they order Aniki to kill the clan in your world too?"
"Yes," Sasuke clenched his fists. "But I didn't know until..." He stopped talking.
"You killed the Itachi of your world," Charasuke noted. "Well, the Elders are still alive here. Only some know the truth about the Uchiha massacre."
Sasuke glared at his other self. "And you're letting them live? Does the Uchiha Clan mean nothing to you?"
Charasuke grabbed Sasuke's shirt in a fist. "You think I don't care? They were my family!" Sasuke blinked as Charasuke released his shirt and took a calming breathe. "Revenge in a cycle I don't want to be apart of. Besides, if anyone has the right to kill them, it would be Aniki." Sasuke's eyes widened when he realized just how different this world was from his own.