From within the darkness a light shines down, just a beam barely able to penetrate to the floor but still providing a small shadow on the still water. A face barely recognizable in the darkness surrounded by an orange glow of Chakra. His eyes open and reveal a hollow blue stare that turns to the light now filtering in, in a greater abundance.
"The ten tales is dead!" His sinister voice echoes through the cave as his fangs glisten in the dim light, "That's too bad such a pet is a hard one to lose!" he says to himself closing his eyes.
A small wind whistles through the opening sharing the entrance with the light.
"Hmmm! You say defeated by the nine-tails brat? How interesting." The room fills with this orange chakra and a hole forms in front of the man leading out onto a mountain. In the distance one could see the rock faces on the mountain as Konha spanned the horizon.
The wind twirled around the man as he exited, "We'll just have to find this… Naruto, before he becomes a threat to us!" The man laughed and jumped down off the rock face to the valley below.
"C'mon Sasuke you haven't even been back a week and you still haven't challenged me I want to try out my new techniques!" Came the excitable voice of a blond haired individual with an orange traveling suit and a metallic headband with a symbol for the Shinobi Alliance.
"Why would I want to? You may have taken down Madara and the ten tails but you're still just a loser!" A man with raven hair and a black travelling cloak with a fan emblazoned on the back responded.
"Are you two back at it so soon. We just got team seven back together!" Came a pink haired young woman traveling behind the two as the blond haired young man looked at the raven haired boy with flames in his eyes.
"Sasuke!" He said through gritted teeth and clenched fists.
"C'mon Naruto we were sent to the Village hidden in the mists to help solidify the Alliance there not start a war between ourselves!" The Pink haired woman said looking angrily at the blond haired boy.
"You're always on his side aren't you Sakura?" Naruto said turning his icy stare towards the pink haired girl and then back to Sasuke, "Don't think you've gotten out of fighting me as soon as we arrive at the Hidden Mist Village I'll fight you in front of everyone!"
"Why should you have to wait for a fight." A voice was carried on the wind that surrounded the group.
They turned every direction looking for where the sound was coming from and soon a figure formed from the shadows.
"And who are you?" Naruto said turning his fists towards the newcomer
He was tall and thin with a large belt around his waist and a one piece uniform that opened at the top and was completely crimson red. He had what looked like flames tattooed on his body and he glowed with a powerful emanating orange chakra. His hair was like looking into a flaming furnace and his face was hard and chiseled as though he'd been hewn from a mountain.
"To the victor over the ten-tails I am just a humble servant of the universe!" The man said in a sinister voice
"What do you want?" Sasuke demanded impatiently reaching for his katana
"Ah the whelp of the Uchiha! I haven't come for you, you die from my brothers but Naruto…" The man said pulling out a flaming katana of his own, "Naruto dies by my hand!"
Naruto took a step back and within the second Sasuke's eyes had turned to the Eternal Mongekyo Sharingan and Susanoo was fully formed in front of him.
"If you want Naruto you'll have to pass through me!" Sasuke responded confidently behind his projection.
The man looked thoroughly unimpressed. He shook his head, "Simple projections of Chakra I would have expected more from such a legendary Uchiha." With this the man swiped his flaming Katana upwards and cut clean through the Susanoo. Causing it to dissipate and Sasuke to hold his eyes.
"Stay back Naruto!" Sakura yelled and placed herself in front of him her diamond symbol appearing in the center of her forehead and a blue chakra flowing into her hands.
"What do you want?" Naruto asked shocked at the fact that Sasuke's Susanoo was destroyed so easily
"I thought I made myself clear on that regard, I want you not to be alive anymore!" The man said with a smile and rushed forward.
Sakura slammed her fist into the ground which caused a large chunk of earth to rise up in front of them. The man simply cut through the boulder as though it had been a sheet of paper. He then ran towards Sakura as she prepared herself to attack. Suddenly in front of her was a set of golden flames that had taken the form of a man.
Naruto had taken his Kyuubi form and stood between Sakura and Sasuke in front of the man who stopped in his tracks.
"I can feel it! Such power!" The man said donning a ravenous look on his face, "I must have it!" He yelled and ran towards Naruto with his sword in the ready.
Naruto put his hands into a formation and yelled, "Multi-shadow clone jutsu!" and soon the field stood burning brightly with a hundred versions of Naruto each with their power of the Kyuubi.
Within Naruto the nine-tails fox spoke, "Naruto this is one of the four alchemists his power is far beyond that of even the Ten-tails!"
"More powerful is that even possible?!" Naruto asked turning all of his attention on the man.
The man stopped movement for a little bit and put two fingers in front of his chin, "… There!" He said and jumped straight towards the real Naruto.
Soon he was inundated with hundreds of Narutos that stopped his motion, "Such power!" He said and his Chakra glowed even brighter causing some of the clones to dissipate as Sakura finished healing Sasuke.
"Who is this guy?!" Sasuke said getting up off the ground and preparing his Katana
He ran forward and his Katana shined with the power of his Chidori and met this man's Katana where it stalemated.
"What do you want with us?" Sasuke yelled
"You know I get tired of answering the same question so many times!" The man yelled and pushed his katana forward causing Sasuke to land on his back a ways away.
Many of Naruto's clones were falling as the magnificent swordplay of the man was unleashed in a flurry of glowing lines that littered the landscape. Soon only a few remained and Naruto was standing next to Sakura who was looking in shock at the power of the man.
Suddenly a bright flash of light penetrated the man from behind and Naruto turned to see Sasuke behind the man with a large Chidori blade.
"Never turn your back on your enemies!" Sasuke said as the man looked at his wound.
Suddenly the man started to laugh which made everyone look in bewilderment.
"What's so funny!?" Naruto yelled putting a fist up in front of himself
The man's chakra focused on the blade and soon the white and blue blade started to turn orange and black as it trailed back towards Sasuke who was forced release the jutsu.
"Weak!" The man said with disgust as his wound healed itself with chakra, "I have indulged you fools for long enough! It is now time to take my prize!" He laughed and walked slowly towards Naruto.
"STOP!" Came a voice from the river to the side of the group and everyone turned towards the voice.
From the water a vortex formed and pulled itself out onto the land. In front of Naruto a tall man with blue skin and deep blue hair cut straight on the top but long on the sides stood between himself and the man with the orange chakra. This man was surrounded in blue Chakra and Naruto could see the large katana similar to the other's holstered on his back.
"Stay out of this Yagami!" The man in red yelled
"No Ishida! You cannot have this power it is not for you!" The blue man said drawing his katana which seemed to be surrounded with water
They clashed together and a shockwave sent Sakura flying backwards where Sasuke had just enough speed to catch her.
"Ishida you know you cannot win!" Yagami yelled
"I WILL HAVE THAT POWER!" Ishida yelled and his chakra focused into a beam that seemed to sear through the blue skin of Yagami.
Yagami fell to the ground clasping his shoulder.
"C'mon Naruto let's go!" Sasuke yelled setting Sakura on her feet.
"I'm not going to just leave him here!" Naruto yelled back.
Suddenly a small boy with bleach white hair and white eyes appeared in front of them he made a few hand signs and everything went white.
When Naruto and the others woke up they were standing in front of the entrance to the Hidden Mist Village as though nothing had happened.