Chapter 2: Kenjutsu: Power of the Sword
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Chapter 2: Kenjutsu: Power of the Sword
Over the next few days, Ichigo and Renji showed Sasuke and Naruto around. It was now their third full day in this world. Ichigo, Renji, Chad, Uryuu, Orihime, and Rukia urge Sasuke and Naruto to go out for a bit. They agree, Sasuke just to shut Orihime and Rukia up, Naruto just to get out of Byakuya's house.
They were walking through the eleventh divison's section when Naruto bumped into someone. He looked up and saw Kenpachi who grinned at him. Kenpachi then saw Ichigo and pushed Naruto away.
"Ichigo, did you come for a fight?" Kenpachi asked.
"No," Ichigo said. "Just walking around."
"His hair is even weirder than yours, Sasuke," Naruto said.
"Hn," Sasuke grunted.
Kenpachi rounded on Naruto. "What was that?"
Sasuke stepped in front of Naruto. If the Dobe got himself killed, he take Sasuke down with him. Sasuke wasn't going to allow that. He drew his sword. "Back away now before I kill you."
Naruto looked at Sasuke shocked. 'Did he just defend me?' Then he remembered what Yuko said. 'So he is doing it to protect himself. He thinks I'm weak.' "Teme!"
"So you want a fight them?" Kenpachi grinned. Ichigo knew that if he didn't interfere, someone was going to get hurt. But Rukia grabbed him before he could.
"Let's watch what happens," she whispered. Ichigo nodded.
Kenpachi pulled out his sword but kept it pointed down. "I'll give you the first swing."
Sasuke raised an eyebrow and lowered his sword. There was no way he was going to take the bait. Instead, he turned his back on Kenpachi. Kenpachi didn't liked that. He lift his sword and swung it towards Sasuke. Sasuke blocked Kenpachi's sword. He glared.
"Not bad," Kenpachi said. "But, you have to be better than that." Kenpachi started swinging his sword wildly. Sasuke blocked, parried, and dodged. Sasuke was able to cut Kenpachi a few times, but none that were lethal. Kenpachi however, managed to slice into Sasuke's side.
Sasuke panted as he raised his sword. Chidori ran through it. The Soul Reapers, Chad, Orihime, and Uryuu looked amazed. Naruto watched as lightning hit Kenpachi who was knocked back. But he stood back up.
Kenpachi laughed. "Yes! This is it!"
Sasuke flashed his Sharingan and Naruto knew the fight had to stop. He stepped in between the two, his back towards Kenpachi. "Sasuke, stop." Sasuke only glared. He knew Kenpachi was better at Kenjutsu than he was. He wanted to continue the fight, but one look into Naruto's eyes, caused him to sheath Kusanagi. Kenpachi, however, didn't want the fight to end. He charged at the shinobi. In a split second, a hand grabbed Kenpachi's sword. Everyone (except Naruto and Sasuke) gasped. The hand was made of red Chakra, Kyuubi's. Kenpachi tried to pull his sword free, but it didn't budge.
Naruto looked up with red eyes. He glared. "Stop, or I'll kill you."
The flare of Kyuubi's Chakra caused several things to happen. Several Soul Reapers appeared surround Sasuke, Naruto, and Kenpachi. All had their swords drawn. Sasuke pulled Kusanagi back out and turned so he was back to back with Naruto. Naruto dropped Kenpachi's sword, the force knocking Kenpachi over. Then he pulled out a kunai. Ichigo, Rukia, Renji, Chad, Uryuu, and Orihime looked on, not knowing what to do.
"Good going, Dobe," Sasuke said. "Now we have even more people to fight."
"Shut up, Teme!" Naruto yelled. "This is all your fault!"
"My fault?" Sasuke said. "You're the one who picked a fight." The two continued to fight as more Soul Reapers gathered around them, some sweat-dropping.
"Identify yourselves," someone said. All eyes turned to Toshiro Hitsugaya.
"Who we are is none of your business," Naruto said.
"Yes, instigate them, Dobe," Sasuke said rolling his eyes.
"Don't call me that," Naruto yelled. And so they resumed fighting. Toshiro had enough of that and stepped forward.
Byakuya suddenly appeared before him. "This is over. Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, lower your weapons." They obeyed. He turned to the Soul Reapers. "Go back to your duties."
"Captain Kuchiki," Toshiro called. "What are outsiders doing here?"
"Captain Yamamoto welcomed them," Byakuya said. "They will be leaving tonight."
"Oh are they?" a female voice said. Matsumoto smiled at the blond and raven. "Well they can't just leave. We should have a party.
Naruto stared at Matsumoto. 'She reminds me of someone.'
"You just want an excuse to drink," Toshiro said.
'Ah!' Naruto thought. 'Like Obaa-chan.'
"Nah, Captain Hitsugaya," Matsumoto said. "Come one. Let's have a party.
"A party sounds like fun," Orihime said.
"Oh Orihime," Matsumoto grabbed Orihime and hugged her. "Such a sweet girl."
"A party does sound nice," Rukia agreed. Before Matsumoto could grab her in one of her searing hugs, Byakuya grabbed her and pushed her behind Renji. Renji got hugged instead.
Sasuke twitched. 'Great, more weirdoes.'
Almost every Soul Reaper gathered to party. Naruto took it upon himself to talk to each one. Sasuke sat by himself, not wanting to talk to anyone. Suddenly, a man with a black cat on his shoulder appeared.
"Hi everyone," he smiled.
"Urahara," Rukia said. "What brings you here?"
"Well, one of my machines felt..." he trailed off as his eyes fell on Naruto.
Naruto walked over to him. "Hi. My name is Naruto Uzumaki." He held out his hand.
Urahara hesitated before shaking the boy's hand. "You're..."
"I'm a ninja," Naruto said. He grinned.
The cat on Urahara's shoulder jumped off. It shifted Naruto before saying, "smells like a fox."
"A talking cat?" Naruto asked. "Cool!" He grabbed the cat and ran to Sasuke. "Hey Sasuke! Look! A talking cat."
"Put me down," the cat ordered, scratching at Naruto.
"So?" Sasuke said. "Cats are Uchiha guardians. We have ninja cats that speak just as Kakashi has ninja dogs that talk."
"Oh," Naruto said sadly. He released the cat.
"Hmph," the cat said. "Such brats." The cat turned to Urahara and raised a paw. "Hand it over." Urahara threw a kimono at the cat. But suddenly, it was no longer a cat. A woman sat wearing the kimono Urahara had thrown. She smiled at the shocked look on Naruto's face. "Bet you didn't expect that."
Naruto shook his head. "I thought I sensed something different about you, but that was not it.
"Hn," Sasuke grunted.
The woman looked at Sasuke. "You're a cat person." She crawled over to him. "Oh, a sword? Such a big boy." She sat herself in Sasuke's lap. Sasuke glared and pushed her off. "Ouch. No need to be so pushy. My name is Yoruichi. I may not look it, but I'm a combat specialist. I mostly fight hand-to-hand, but I can use a sword.
"And?" Sasuke asked. "Your point is?"
Yoruichi huffed. "Just thought you may want to know more about swords. Soul Reapers have special swords. They transform into things."
"Yeah, Renji already showed us," Naruto said.
"Then you know that we could make yours do that same?" Yoruichi asked.
"Really?" Naruto looked at her with expecting eyes, only to realize something. "I don't have a sword."
"Then you will have to get one," Urahara said walking over to him. "Here." He tossed Naruto a sword. "I found it, but I can't unsheathe it. Only the one worthy enough to... never mind." while Urahara was talking, Naruto unsheathed the sword. It was beautiful. Unlike the normal silver that most swords, including the Kusanagi, this sword was red with an orange glow to it.
"Wow!" Naruto exclaimed. "This is cool."
"It's yours," Urahara said. "I wonder what it turns into." Just when Naruto was about to find out, something green caught his eyes. He looked down to see that his bracelet had turned green. Naruto and Sasuke quickly grab their stuff and stood next to each other. A green light surrounded them.
"Bye guys," Naruto said. "It was nice to meet you, but our time here is up."
"Hn," Sasuke grunted before they disappeared.
"We won't ever see them again," Ichigo said. "Will we?"
"Probably not," Urahara said. "They are from a different world after all."
"Ouch!" Naruto said falling to his butt. "Huh?" He looked around. "Where are we?" He looked at Sasuke. "Ah, Sasuke? What are you wearing?"