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These Eyes Are All I Need (Naruto SI-OC) (SFW)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Austrichh, Feb 27, 2021.

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  1. Austrichh

    Austrichh Nebula Class Star Destroyer

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    An AU SI-Sasuke fic that starts after Sasuke kills Orochimaru.

    I died and ended up a wandering soul. Thanks to the Sage of Six Paths I’m now in the body of Sasuke Uchiha with some benefits. But I find myself in a world different than expected, where rasengans kill and people walk when they shouldn’t. Lucky for me that these eyes will be all I need to survive.

    Also posted on FFN and AO3 under the same name by me.
     
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    “How can this be. I created this universe. This is my own space!" A pale man shouted in shock and disbelief as he was attacked by his own dark snakes.

    "Try all the Jutsu you wish. But my eyes." A young man said but was interrupted.

    "No! I will not allow this to happen. This will not happen to me. Especially not here!" Orochimaru screamed in denial.

    "You should've known better than to assume that your will could overcome mine, Orochimaru. Now witness your reckoning." Sasuke admonished while standing with the snakes he turned against their master.

    'How dare he turn this ritual against me. Damn that brat. Damn him straight to hell! Tsk, it appears I have no other options. Well if I am to die then I'll make sure that I'll drag Sasuke with me. And here I thought this part of the ritual was unnecessary, of course, that was made with Sarutobi-sensei in mind.' Orochimaru thought.

    "It seems that the end is nigh. But don't worry, I'm sure you'll have plenty of company in hell. Itachi will be joining you soon enough." Sasuke gloated.

    Orochimaru chuckled, a sound that would normally terrify most Jonin and ANBU, but in this instance came out as rasping and weezy.

    "Even now you still utter that annoying laugh. Has your madness fallen even further?"

    "Well no. It's just that if I'm going to hell then it won't be Itachi that'll be keeping me company." The Sannin taunted now he held the advantage.

    "How so? Your world is falling apart at the seams. There is nothing you can do now." The Uchiha asked.

    "That's where you are wrong."

    Right at the moment where Orochimaru was almost consumed by Sasuke's will did something happen.

    The world was disintegrating.

    "What did you do!" Sasuke shouted, his calm and assured sense of victory broken by this development.

    "All you had to do was simply step aside and let me take your body Sasuke. At least then I would've killed Itachi for you and completed my goals. Now unfortunately because of you none of that is happening. Now we'll both die. Well, temporarily in my case." Orochimaru said relishing in his new found victory.

    "If you think I'll let you get away with this then think again!"

    "Soon you won't be thinking at all. Once the disintegration effect is complete there will be nothing left of this world. You will either die or be trapped, falling in an abyss for eternity."

    "Won't the same happen to you too!"

    "Of course not. You aren't the only person with my curse mark. Once I 'die', so to speak, I will awake once again and live on."

    "No."

    "Kukukuku! No! Kukukuku! I'm sorry Sasuke but denial will do nothing here. Prepare for the end." Orochimaru gloated, enjoying the look of despair on the Uchiha's face.

    "I refuse! I REFUSE!"

    'Looks like Sasuke can't handle the cold truth. No matter, it's best to savor-What!' This time it was Orochimaru's sense of victory that was shattered.

    "Impossible! It can't be!"

    Tears of blood now fall from Sasuke's face as his Sharingan morphs into something. That something being the Mangekyou Sharingan.

    "If I'm dying then I'm sure as hell not doing so without taking you with me!" As he said this he ran to Orochimaru who was still trapped in the fleshy substance that made up the dying world. "Amaterasu!" Was all the Uchiha exclaimed.

    'Amaterasu was Itachi's Jutsu, how can it be that Sasuke has it too!' It was becoming harder to think over the agony of being afflicted both by having his soul being destroyed and the black fire eating at him 'No matter, all this means is that I'll be out of here soon enough.'

    'Wait a minute. I can feel the Amaterasu, yes, however, I'm also feeling it distantly somehow.'

    "My neck!" A woman with purple hair cried out as a mark on her neck caught on fire.

    "WHAT DID YOU DO!" The Snake Sannin's worry turned into panic when could no longer sense his Curse Marks.

    "It seems that the hellfire of Amaterasu consumes all, and in here, even the soul."

    "H-how… HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!"

    "It's simple. The power of the Uchiha transcends all other, even your very being can not compare to the power of the Mangekyou Sharingan! How fitting that what you have obsessed over be your very downfall.

    'No...dammit all. It can't end like this. I was to receive everything…..'

    "...don't forget, Mangekyou or no you cannot survive. I'll...be...seeing..you..s-soon Sasuke Uchih…..ha" These were the last words Orochimaru has ever spoken. So erased his soul has been by Amaterasu that he will not even appear in the Pure World, all that awaits the Sannin is oblivion.

    'Heh. I finally have the same eyes as you Itachi. But what good is it now that I'll be gone soon. I hate to admit it but my only hope for revenge falls on to you, Naruto. I hope you can forgive me for the pain I left you and Sakura.'

    'Uncle, Auntie, Shisui, Mother, Father, I hope that you and the rest of the clan can forgive me for failing to avenge you. But at least I can see you all again.'

    With the last thought of Sasuke Uchiha passed, the world where Orochimaru used to steal the souls of countless others has come to an end, along with its final inhabitant.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    What is this place?

    Well, it certainly isn't a void. Those things are usually empty, yet here I can see black fire eating on what looks to be the dust of something. With said dust sounding like something out of Infinity War when people started getting dusted.

    "Ah, it is good that I finally found you, Planeswalker. We have much to discuss"

    Planeswalker? What the hell is he talking about? And just as I was going to ask, the sight of the man's face sent me into shock. How could it not once I came face to face with the strongest being in Naruto. Fuck Naruto and Sasuke. Fuck Kaguya. Fuck Madara. Hell, fuck Itachi too. This was the fucking Sage of the Six Paths here, it's pretty much agreed that the closest thing a series has to a god is typically the most powerful, also one you don't want to anger.

    Yes, he is firmly on the light side. However, that doesn't mean I can't get a little nervous about this guy. One wrong move and I can end up stuck wherever here is or worse.

    "Judging by that look in your eyes I can tell you're shocked, but not at my appearance like most would. No, what you had was recognition in your eyes."

    "There is no need to be afraid Planeswalker, I only wish to speak with you in order to sort out your situation."

    "The fact that I'm a soul with no body from another world with knowledge on this one." No use lying to the guy who likely has Naruto's emotion-sensing but on steroids, best to give this guy the truth.

    "Well, I didn't know that last one." Oh, damn me and my big mouth. "However I suppose such things are possible considering the countless other worlds there are. But I will have to get back to that later, we still have to talk."

    Phew. He isn't angry over that, despite the power he holds it's a real good thing that he's the one dealing with me. Can't say how things would go had Hagoromo been anyone else besides Naruto.

    "Ah yes, my soul that recently died of…" And in typical isekai fashion, I forgot how I died. "Unknown causes? Where do we go from there?"

    "Well seeing that you are already dead my first thought was to guide you to the Pure World, the afterlife in my world like I do for any other lost soul. Unfortunately, I'm not too sure about how wise that may be."

    "Why not?" Do not tell me that I wasn't good enough to get into ninja heaven. Especially not when Obito "Crimes Against Humanity" Uchiha got in. Sure he was manipulated by Madara and Zetsu from a young age but still.

    "Do not fret, you would fit the requirements needed to ascend to the Pure World. At least in normal circumstances. But with you being the first Planeswalker I have encountered, I have no idea if it would be safe for your soul to enter the afterlife of a world you have never visited."

    "Doesn't this place count. Or at least did?" I mean where else besides his world could this be? However, at that he made a face of disgust and anger that raised major red flags and triggered some evolutionary fear.

    "This place is as far as one could get to the natural world, let alone the Pure World. The place you stand in is one which was created for the vile purpose of one to steal the bodies of others by suppressing them with their very soul." There's only one person who could possibly fit that description, definitely not good. "And with your face, you know who was behind this cursed and vile misuse of Ninshu."

    Ok then. I'm in the pink and squishy place where Orochimaru stole bodies, most notable being that time he tried to steal Sasuke's body.

    That doesn't explain why, actually it does. Black fire can only lead to one of two possibilities, neither of which good. Either Itachi or Sasuke was here. I can only hope beyond hope for the Shinobi World that Orochimaru was not successful in either of those attempts. Or at least he got Itachi and would soon die due to Mangekyou blindness and the case of ninja AIDS killing said body.

    "With what you know I can assume that you know what happened here, yes."

    "For the most part. However, the Amaterasu is completely unexpected. Did Sasuke somehow unlock his Mangekyou before this mess?"

    "Why no. Sasuke awakened his eyes during the events that transpired, in response to hearing that Orochimaru would use the fragments of his soul to escape the destruction of his world that initiated upon Sasuke almost overcoming his Jutsu. He used both of his Mangekyou abilities to burn away all of Orochimaru's soul, so thoroughly that he wouldn't appear in any afterlife. He is gone for good." He finished telling me of the Sannin's fate with a smile.

    Good riddance I say. However, this was where his face took a look of sadness. "Unfortunately for Sasuke, he couldn't escape the decaying world. The only way one could leave would be by taking over another, and with Orochimaru ruining any chance of the ritual succeeding for the boy, he had passed away. Where his soul will be waiting for Ashura to die before reincarnating again."

    Oh. Oh no no no no. Sasuke's fucking dead. Well, the Shinobi World is screwed. Yes no Orochimaru, but with Naruto's equal gone the world is screwed at the Fourth War unless Itachi survives long enough to help out. Although I doubt that considering the fact that with his main reason for living gone he might as well kill himself, via suicide or a last-ditch attempt of killing Obito.

    But why is he telling me this? If I can't go to the Pure World then that can only mean

    "You're putting me into Sasuke's body."

    "Yes."

    "Wouldn't it be better for you to just make me a new body with the Creation of All Things? I mean I would be effectively wearing your son as a meat puppet."

    "Yes, I could. However, it would be far better for me and you if you took Sasuke's body. For one I can simply place you in there rather than creating an entire human body, then there is a selfish side of me that would hate to see my son's body be rendered brain dead." Ok then. It seems that those with the Rinnegan are perfectly fine with meat puppets. Nagato with the Six Meat Puppets of Pain, now Hagoromo with his son. It makes me wonder why Sasuke didn't do the same with Itachi. Would he start if Naruto dies?

    "As for you, Sasuke Uchiha has connections and gifts that would make your life far easier than if I were to place you as a stranger." Aka being put into the body of the second main character and Kishimoto's favorite.

    "Not to mention that it would be a great help in securing the attention of many women." He had with a fucking smirk, a smirk. I'm not even physical and I can still feel my checking heating up! That doesn't mean I'm not discounting what he said though, Sasuke despite his issues was a chick magnet that got plenty of attention.

    "But once again my reasoning is quite selfish. I hope that you can finally end the feud between my sons Indra and Ashura, so they can forgive each other and finally move on."

    So getting the body of Sasuke Uchiha sounds pretty good, right? I'm strong enough to handle a good chunk of what the world can and will throw at me, wealthy enough to live a good life (Orochimaru's head would net billions in Konoha, he did kill a Hokage after all.), plus it helped with getting a girlfriend, as ashamed as I am to admit it. But there's a pretty huge caveat to all of this.

    "I have no issue with ending the rivalry, you've done so much that I need to repay you anyway. But it would be impossible since the moment Itachi or Naruto senses that I'm not Sasuke I'm dead, the only other alternative would paint me in an incredibly bad light." With Naruto I'd be in a bad spot but if I'm lucky he won't kill the guy inside of Sasuke since that'd be killing the body of his best friend. Itachi on the other hand is completely different. He mind raped his brother twice, perfectly willing to brainwash him to serve Konoha, and put him through so much trauma in the name of fucking love. What do you think he's gonna do to the guy who stole his brother's body, especially if he thinks I'm Orochimaru. Absolutely fucked is what I'm gonna be.

    And even if I can somehow fool Itachi and Naruto into believing that I am indeed the one true Sasuke that still wouldn't work for one main reason, Chakra. Chakra is physical and spiritual energy, and while I have the physical part down, anyone familiar with his chakra would notice something was off.

    A fact this seems to even make the Sage pause.

    "Hmm. Yes, I can see how quickly this can backfire. My only solution would be to gift you some of my chakra, it is the closest we have to fit Indra's own. It won't perfectly match but it should be so far away from Orochimaru's that the only other logical option would be Sasuke."

    And that takes a huge load off my shoulders.

    "I'm glad to see that it relieves you. I was going to do so anyway, especially given that Sasuke's eyes have gone blind by being used up to burn Orochimaru's soul. It wouldn't be fair to toss you into the world of Shinobi while blind now."

    "Does that mean I get the Rinnegan as well? I hate to overstep my bounds but-"

    "You have no need to worry about doing such a thing. Everything I am doing here is to help you succeed in life, especially since you'll be playing a pivotal part in saving the world."

    "Thank you Hagoromo, sir. I cannot express to you how grateful I am for what you've done to me. Had I been speaking to any other fitting your status I fear I may not have received as much help as you have given me."

    "There is no need for such praise. As I said, you are not the only one who benefits from my help. Do not forget that by helping you there may be a chance to free my sons from their centuries of feuding."

    Nonetheless, I still bow to him. Had this been almost any other ROB I wouldn't be even a fifth this lucky unless I got a Gamer power. Free Rinnegan is almost as good though.

    "Now that we have finished our talk it is time that I send you to the body of Sasuke Uchiha. Before I do so is there anything else you may need of me, for if you do afterward I cannot speak to you until my chakra recovers."

    Alright then, last chance to get something. I already have full sight via EMS, a Rinnegan I can turn on and off, plus six paths chakra. What else could I need to help me out?

    "Is it possible that you could help me in regards to Itachi Uchiha?" He nods, accepting the question. "First thing I ask is for a way to cure his sickness. The second thing is a way to grant him the Eternal Mangekyou without losing my eyes. Despite what he has done he still has light in him, and he will be extremely helpful."

    "Why yes, I can do option two. However such things will take even more chakra from me to do so. I will have to impart it to create a new Mangekyou for him. As for his illness that is something that only someone with proper medical skills can do. I can't do so as I am not physical, the only reason you are getting those spare eyes is that they were made completely out of chakra."

    "That's fine, I'll just get Tsunade to heal him. As for the Sharingan, I'd like to add some limits to it."

    "Such as?"

    "The only abilities those eyes will have is a reverse Kotoamatsukami. And that applies to Izanagi and Izanami. But it tells the user all the things that a normal Sharingan does" This is just in case Obito, Danzo, or some other asshole steal these eyes from me before I get them to Itachi.

    "Unfortunately I cannot recreate the effects of a Mangekyou Sharingan, that would require me to have a physical copy and Shisui's chakra to do so."

    Damn, guess that means no brainwashing the antagonists.

    "In that case just make them the same as requested but replace Kotoamatsukami with shutting down the user's bodily functions as unnoticeable as possible." I was gonna say blow them up but I doubt Hagoromo would take too kindly to that, best to go for a painless takedown.

    "Once again I thank you for the help. I believe this will be all I need from you."

    "Very well, goodbye Planeswalker. Good luck on your journey. And a word of warning, you must give the body time to adjust to your chakra. The physical remains the same yet the spiritual is different. I recommend that you use only the most basic of chakra until your body can handle it."

    And with that, I disappeared in a blinding light.

    Wait where's the light? Or the disappearing thing?

    "Looks like I'll have to do this the old fashioned way."

    "Hold up, what do you me- wait a sec!-"

    He then proceeded to grab my very soul, spin me a bit, and throw me in a scene reminiscent of BT throwing Cooper to only God knows where.

    By the time I registered what was happening I was already out.

    That son of a bitch!

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Once I finally regained consciousness the first thing that took my notice was the ache I'm feeling in my everything. The pain was pretty bad but thankfully something took my mind off it, the smell. Like holy shit why does it smell like rotting animals?

    squish

    A quick look at the floor answered that question. Turns out I stepped in the remains of Orochimaru's snake form thing. Ew ew ew ew! The worst part was that I had sandals on so I can feel this shit on my toes, all slimy and squishy and shit. Even while dead that fucker makes me disgusted. Yuck.

    Whatever, my main priority should be getting the hell out of here. This was one of Orochimaru's hideouts and it's sure to be full of nasty shit, said shit likely to break free once they realize that the boss ain't around. Although that does raise the question, how the hell am I getting outta here. My best bet would be to threaten someone into doing so but I really do not want to get into a fight, especially not when I just got this body.

    Sure the Rinnegan would trivialize anything this place has to offer but that thing drains a lot of chakra that I can't use right now and would get a lot of the wrong attention. And no amount of Itachi looking out for his brother will stop Pain, Obito, or Zetsu from dealing with a threat to their plans.

    Oh, and speaking of threats to plans, there's Kabuto.

    Hold up, I don't see grey hair near the door. What happened to Kabuto?

    —-

    A conversation was being held at the ramen place Naruto liked so much. Right now he was finishing up his story of how his trip to find the new Hokage went.

    "And you know that Kabuto guy from the Chunin Exams right, turns out he was with Snake face the whole time!" Naruto said continuing a story he was telling. A nod of the head was Sasuke's reply.

    "So I catch him beating on Granny Tsunade and I step in cuz I'm awesome like that. He got a few hits in, I'll admit it, and said some crap about dreams or whatever. Then while he's distracted I hit 'em with the Rasengan that I mastered, the same Jutsu that the Fourth Hokage used! You should've seen his face! …and the mess." Naruto excitedly said before it died off when he remembered this Rasengan jutsu's aftermath.

    'I hadn't seen him get so somber since Wave.' He thought.

    "Didn't Tsunade rant about you almost throwing up on her, and then I quote, 'using your face as a mop'" The Toad Sannin butt in adding a part of the story Naruto left out.

    A chuckle escaped his lips with the thought of his teammate in such a position. Said action got the attention of Naruto and Jiraiya as this was the first time they heard him chuckle today.

    The laughter of his Sensei and his rival seemed to tic Naruto off even further. First he turned to Jiraiya. "I said I was sorry, jeez! She didn't need to say something so gross." Then he turned his head in my direction. "And you shouldn't be laughing at me! When I become Hokage I'll make you the janitor of my office, believe it!"

    Before Sasuke could reply and possibly set off an argument Jiraiya interrupted with his comment. "Kid you're lucky! The things I'd do to get Tsunade to use me like a mop, you don't even want to know!" The suddenly perverted old man said with a lecherous giggle.

    'He was right, I don't want to know. What was with Konoha and having its strong shinobi being so perverted or so strange?'

    "I think I heard Sakura calling for me, I'll see you later Naruto." He decided he had enough of this conversation and left to do something better with his time.

    "Sasuke don't leave me with him!" Naruto cried over whatever nonsense the Toad Sage was shamelessly speaking.

    'Heh. This is what you get for thinking you could make a janitor out of me Naruto.' With that he made his way to the Uchiha compound to get some training in and improve his Chidori.

    —-

    Huh. So the Rasengan actually kills people.

    Well shit.
     
  3. inck

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    like it so far.
    is he still gonna get karin and the rest?
     
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    Austrichh Nebula Class Star Destroyer

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    I’m glad you liked it. And yeah he’s gonna go for Karin and the rest of Taka, they’re his best bets for allies that won’t try to kill or betray him and that’s gonna be pretty important if you’re a missing ninja in the Naruto world.
     
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    there is no rule against it, thanks for clarifying
     
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    You realize the reason Kabuto survived was because of special healing jutsu right? He had amped up regeneration
     
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    Huh. So the Rasengan kills people.

    Well shit.

    —-

    Ok, I'm now Sasuke Uchiha. But rather than waking up in regular Naruto, I've woken up in a world where Rasengans kill people.

    By that logic that would mean fire kills people. And Sasuke was pretty good with fire. Especially with Amaterasu, the fire Jutsu that activates on sight.

    Ok, this doesn't sound so bad anymore. Considering that at this point Sasuke was above a good majority of common ninjas that Amaterasu should take care of them provided they weren't too fast. And with how often people liked to talk I could just light their insides on fire. Plus I had an eternal Mangekyou so that means I could spam it as much as Obito does and not worry about going blind.

    Plus I had the fucking Rinnegan now, only the top-tier ninjas could kill me!

    *slap*

    No! Bad me! Don't get overconfident. Yes, I had one of the most broken pairs of eyes but that doesn't mean I'm no longer human. At this point, I don't have enough chakra to properly use the Rinnegan and not get incapacitated worse than Kakashi was. And I'm still vulnerable to poison and toxins even if Orochimaru gave Sasuke a degree of resistance, so Sasori or Chiyo could kill me.

    Now I just need to sit down and think. As the lack of Kabuto and my memory revealed, this world is not the same as canon. Based on current events or so Kabuto is dead and was replaced (Sasuke killed him before going for Orochimaru so he didn't matter), that Dosu guy from the Chunin Exam and Guren are in Otogakure, and surprisingly that training trip Naruto went on wasn't useless.

    At our last meeting, he was actually doing a far better job against Sasuke than in canon. Exploding shadow clones were a terrifying thing to deal with in Naruto's hands and Sasuke almost resorted to Kirin but luckily Orochimaru stopped anything nasty from going on.

    But the fact stands that if Naruto got stronger then that means that he and Jiraiya weren't hindered by the canon's plot. Naruto actually matured and learned. I'm honestly thankful he still wanted to bring me back as a friend rather than treat me like the criminal Sasuke was.

    If I'm lucky then Naruto can get me back in the village in a state other than a body bag or stuck in Danzo's dungeon. Assuming I'd want to go there anyway.

    So I have a place to go if all I wanted to do was get the hell outta here. Once there I could just spill the beans on Akatsuki and the other puppet masters, and then live a life of luxury that comes with running a clan.

    But I can't just do that. There's things to do outside of Konoha. It'd be a dick move to just leave Suigetsu here, plus Sasuke did promise to set him free. If I don't eventually he'll get out and might have a bone to pick with me. Not a threat but would be annoying to deal with.

    If I leave Jugo he might starve to death or get kidnapped and used for his Curse Mark, I doubt Orochimaru is the only one looking into Sage chakra. Could be a potential disaster if someone got further than Orochimaru did and mass-produced it.

    And if I just leave Karin in prison, she might get pissed off that I never came for her, and I’d lose a loyal subordinate.

    Then there's the brother of the year I gotta deal with. Hopefully, I can get him to cut it out with his shit and sick him on Obito. And while I'd like Kisame to help with that, I doubt it. As much as Kisame and Itachi were bros, I'm sure he's on Obito's side until I can prove the Moon plan is full of shit. But I’d have no problem offing either if I had to.

    Ideally, I could just hide and wait for my chakra to stabilize and then curbstomp the problems away but I don't know how long that would take and I might miss something important that I could've impacted.

    My “safest” option until I can access all of my abilities would be to follow Sasuke’s plan after killing Orochimaru, which shouldn't be too hard since I know what worked and what didn't and despite losing the Curse Mark, it was made up for by having my new chakra.

    So my basic plan, for now, is to get team Taka together, make sure Otogakure won't be an issue later on, cash in Orochimaru's head to Konoha and tell Jiraiya and Tsunade everything about Akatsuki, then bring Naruto and Sakura along to deal with Itachi and hopefully kill Zetsu there, then deal with the Akatsuki, and once all of that is done then hopefully the world is saved and we won't have to deal with the Otsustski or whatever else Boruto has. Maybe, I should take a bit to think about that.

    Using Sasuke's memories I find where Suigetsu is being held. A room full of pods, this place was giving me some Star Wars vibes.

    "It's you. I knew you'd come." Suigetsu says in his pod. "You being here means you killed Orochimaru."

    "Absolutely wrong, Suigetsu." I say in Orochimaru’s voice, fucking around with my tongue to mimic what he did. The Hozuki's face turns from a grin to a look of shock. "I completely erased Orochimaru so thoroughly that not even his curse marks can bring him back."

    "Tch. Did you need to say it like that? You nearly gave me a heart attack!" And that look of shock turned into indignation.

    "Yes. The look on your face was rather amusing." I said with a smirk. "But enough of that, let's get you outta here." Despite me never holding a sword before my body pulled it out and slashed as if I was just cutting butter. Good to see that I wouldn't have to relearn all of these reflexes. And like a dramatic swordsman, the water only came forth after I sheaved my sword.

    As the water drains it's revealed that Suigetsu is no longer there. And that means he's on the floor.

    "At free at last. Thank you, Sasuke."

    "No problem. Now as a favor for freeing me I have something I'd like to ask."

    "Oh sure, what is it?"

    To that, I simply motion for him to follow me. As we walked to the room I first woke up in this world Suigetsu quickly took notice of the body on the floor.

    "I always knew the guy was a freak but this is just something else. Now, what was that favor you were talking about."

    "That favor is you sealing the body up."

    "What. Any reason why you can't do it."

    "It's disgusting and I don't want to catch whatever disease this might give me. And after you seal the body and I'll bring it into a bounty station, Orochimaru's head has to be worth millions, especially from Konoha." I say, hiding the real reason why I don't just do it myself. I'm not fucking around with seals, even one as simple as storage scrolls.

    "Fine, but that makes us even for you letting me out of the tank. I'm free of that prison at last, and that means I'm free to do whatever I wanna do."

    "But first we're gonna have to talk about what we do now." And here's the moment where Suigetsu does his intimidation thing with his finger on my head. I like most normal people would be freaking the hell out if they had a gun to their head but I wasn't normal anymore, I now had Sasuke’s memories and they're telling me how I could get out of this, working with his own experiences and the ones I had of Suigetsu and his weaknesses.

    "It's pretty simple. I'd like you to come along with me, you help me out and I help you. But if you feel like you'd rather not then I'm not going to force anything. Now could you please go get some clothes, I'm flattered that you'd want to be this close to me but I'm not interested." I don't have plot armor or are in a state to get into a fight right now, best to let Suigetsu choose what he wants to do. He wasn't too important in the grand scheme of things after all. Not to mention, he was uncomfortably close.

    "Huh. Well, I was kidding with that so don't take it too personally. And I'm not interested either. Now I'm gonna go find some clothes that aren't contaminated from whatever stuff Orochimaru's been doing in here." He lets go of me with a pat on the back and heads off to find some clothes.

    "Don't take too long, I'm planning on burning this place. Making sure that nothing in here comes back to bite me in the ass."

    A distant "yeah" lets me know that I was heard. I turn to the monster parts of Orochimaru that we left on the floor. Sure I had confirmation from the Sage himself that Orochimaru wouldn't be a problem at all but there's nothing stopping someone from injecting the remains ala Kabuto, and there's no fucking way I'm having a repeat of that.

    But I can't just throw around jutsu that I haven't done before. Yes, the body has the memory but it's better safe than sorry. I close my eyes to concentrate on my chakra, something very easy to notice since it's a feeling I've never had before. But from this body’s memories, it was vastly different. Physically it was the same but obviously the spirit had changed. Not to mention having the body get used to Hagoromo’s chakra and this Spark thing he said I had. Luckily for me, my chakra was stable enough for me to use basic jutsu. I then slowly perform the necessary hand signs.

    Horse, serpent, ram, monkey, boar, horse, and finally tiger. I bring my hands to my mouth and blow fire from my mouth onto the corpse and the rest of the room setting them on fire.

    Holy shit! I just did a Jutsu! Rather basic in this world yes I know. But as a person from a world where shit like this was only possible in various fictions? It was no Kamehameha or Heat Vision but this was still fucking incredible! I doubt I'd get used to this but I shouldn't be geeking out in the middle of a burning room, best to geek out later where none can hear me squealing.

    With that, I make my way out of the burning hideout.

    And now I'm just waiting for Suigetsu. I doubt that a ninja of water like Suigetsu would have any issues with a fire so it's very unlikely he dies here. So he'll either come along with me to get Zabuza's sword and help assemble Taka or he'll go get the sword alone. I hope he comes with me though, it's better not to be alone in a new and dangerous world where almost everyone is out to get you.

    However, my worries are quickly swept aside as I take note of a puddle of water on the ground as soon as it appears. Glad to see that this body's reflexes are still sharp.

    "I forgot to ask you. It was your squad, wasn't it? You were the ones who brought down my predecessor Zabuza Momochi. So tell me, whatever happened to his sword Kubikiribocho." Suigetsu asks as he splashes around still naked.

    I get a flashback to the first C-rank mission this world's Sasuke did. When Haku came to pick up Zabuza he put him in a storage scroll and left. After that canon played out the same, the sword still ended up as Zabuza's grave. Sakura later asked why we didn't take the sword, Kakashi's reply was basically 'so we don't start an incident with Kiri'

    "What, cat got your tongue? Come on I'll make you a deal. You tell me where the blade is and once I get my hands on it, I'll agree to join you on whatever you're doing."

    "Sure. But seriously, get some clothes. I don't even care if you have to use a Henge, you can't go around naked like that. It'll get unwanted attention." And it might give off the wrong idea to any girl I'd be interested in and Naruto, he'd be a great bro but just a bro.

    "Alright alright. Although I'm sure we'll still be getting that considering who you're talking to. But only if you know where the Executioner's Blade is."

    "It was left in Wave as a mark for Zabuza's grave. But since it had been 4 years since I last saw it, it might be elsewhere. Zabuza was an infamous missing-nin and likely had enemies who'd like to take his sword." This world was a strange mix of filler and manga canon, most of the filler and movies in part one did happen, and even some of part two but not all of it. Mecha Naruto was not a thing or at least a successful thing. So the sword could be where we left it or it could be with some Gato like a mob boss.

    "Then we'll head to Wave and see."

    And head to Wave we did. Suigetsu was being himself along the way, pretty annoying but kind of fun too, like a murder happy Naruto minus the morals.

    We made it in a few hours by casually running, with our arms sticking out while somehow looking different from all those attempts in real life.

    Here it is, the Land of Waves! The mission that solidified Naruto's ideals to what they are and finally got Kakashi to start training us seriously. Wait he did what.



    "Alright my cute little genin, I think that we all can agree that our mission to Wave was… a clusterfuck," Kakashi said pretty bluntly. "Once I had a moment to think I reflected on the mission and how we almost died many times and how unprepared we were. And as your sensei, I'm sorry for failing you. This is why starting now I'm going to take our training to the next level."

    'Finally. Now I can learn something useful.' Sasuke thought.

    "Finally! Now I can get a cool new Jutsu!" Naruto shouted in excitement.

    "Now I won't be a burden anymore." Sakura said in determination, ready for the challenge.

    "And starting now, said training is going to make you wish you all died in Wave by the time I'm done with you."

    "Pssh. How bad can you possibly be Kakashi Sensei, you're too much of a bum to properly teach anything as bad as Wave. What're you gonna do, show up late for 4 hours rather than 3?" Naruto mockingly said, not at all convinced of Kakashi's threat.

    Kakashi's only reply was an eye smile.

    And the only reply Team 7 gave were groans as they were knocked out by wood.



    Wow. Looked like Kakashi went ANBU captain on them and got Yamato to help, poor guys. But at least they handled the Chunin Exams better. Meaning that Naruto beat the shit out of Kiba and Neji on skill rather than a gag or the Kyuubi. And Sakura beat Ino rather easily and made it to the finals, sadly she went against some guy from Ame and lost. Turns out random no names can be actual threats too.

    But enough of a memory lane that I didn't grow through, I now had to cross it. Just as I was about to take my steps on the bridge, Suigetsu burst into laughter.

    I don't get it. Yeah 'The Great Naruto Bridge' was a dumb name but it wasn't that funny. Then Suigetsu started expressing his thoughts.

    "Who the hell thought of that name and where is he so I can give him a prize."

    Ok, it can't be that good or bad, let's take a look.

    What the fuck is this.



    "We must thank you ninja for saving our town from Gato. As a token of our appreciation, we will name the bridge after you all." Tazuna said.

    "Hn. I don't need my name on some bridge. And you will absolutely not take the 'Sasuke and Sakura Forever Bridge'." Sasuke said, looking intently at Sakura.

    "Thank you Tazuna but I don't have any good names," Sakura said bashfully since any name she gave might be rejected by Sasuke.

    "I'm flattered but I hold a rather strong dislike of bridges and would prefer not to have one named after me. But if you're naming books, 'The Tale of Kakashi Hatake and His Cute Genin' sounds nice."

    "Ooh ooh, I got one!" Naruto said, excited to give his idea.

    "Kid you're the only one willing to give me a name, I'll take whatever you've got."

    "Yes! But I want it to be a surprise! I'll show it off once we leave."

    "Sure thing Naruto. I'll call you over once we get started on the sign."

    Sasuke simply left not caring about the bridge other than the fact that it was completed.

    A Week Later

    "Sakura-chan, Kakashi sensei, and Sasuke, I present to you all!" Naruto shouted as he had the attention of his team on him. He paused to let a drum finish.

    "Get on with it you loser. I don't have all day to wait for this." Sasuke said, rather annoyed with Naruto's theatrics.

    "Oh calm down Sasuke, I think you're going to have a strong opinion on the sign." Kakashi said.

    "The newly and fully completed," Naruto said and then pulled down the tarp revealing the name. "The Super Kami 5th Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, Way Better Than That Bastard Sasuke Bridge!"

    "There were many things I expected Naruto to name this bridge. This. This was somehow not one of them. It's a lot shorter than I expected." The Copy Ninja said, quite dumbstruck at the name but at the same time not even trying to hide how amused he was. "You truly are a hyperactive knucklehead mcspazatron."

    "Naruto! You can't just use the bridge to insult Sasuke like that you idiot!" Sakura yelled, outraged at the insult to her crush. "Don't worry Sasuke, there's no way that they'd actually keep a name as long as that." She added in an attempt to comfort her teammate. Unfortunately said teammate could only see red.

    "Naruto you dead last idiot I'm going to beat the shit out of you!"



    And much like Kakashi that day Suigetsu had a good laugh. So did I honestly. Mostly at the memories of the event, no matter how much Sasuke's brain was telling me that it wasn't, as Sasuke tried to beat a laughing Naruto to death. Of course he was held back by Kakashi, unfortunately for Naruto that didn't stop Sakura from doing the job for Sasuke.

    "So you do have a sense of humor. Never knew you were into self-deprecating with how stuck up you can be."

    "I do have one, I recall a heart attack I gave you the last time I showed it off."

    "Yeah but that wasn't funny."

    "You're just saying that because the joke was on you, I'm sure Karin would’ve find it funny. And right now I got something funny." I say as I walk to the sign itself.

    I pick up one leg and with a good amount of effort lift it out of the ground.

    "Sasuke what the hell are you doing?" Suigetsu asked, confused by my actions.

    "Go get the other leg and help me turn this thing around."

    "...ok" Suigetsu says, still confused but willing to help.

    Once he lifts the other leg out of the ground and we switch the sign over is when I execute my delightfully devilish plan.

    Making my open name for the bridge. With a monkey hand sign my hand becomes covered in lightning. I carefully write out my new name while being careful not to pierce the sign or mess my hand up. After 2 minutes my work is done.

    "The Dead Last Naruto, Useless Sakura, Heartbreaker Kakashi, and Uchiha El33t Sasuke Bridge."

    What better insults to steal use than stale memes and fanon. Although it is in Japanese rather than English so that made it rather annoying to write out.

    "I'm sorry but last I checked, words weren't written with numbers in it. Why the hell are there two 3's in elite?"

    "Because I'm an Uchiha Eleet and can spell however the hell I feel like it."

    "More like u not no how to spell."

    "Like you they taught you how to spell words other than 'bloody', 'mist', and 'seven swords' in Kiri."

    "A blade can speak far more than a pen and paper. And murder is all I need to speak."

    "Ring, ring. What's this? Fuinjutsu just called, they want the Seven Swords of the Mist back. Especially the one that's just a bunch of exploding tags on a stick."

    "A bunch of exploding tags on a stick?! As soon as I get all Seven Swords, I'll show you how far above any fuinjutsu they can be! Besides, that stuff didn't stop the Uzumaki from getting wiped out by Kiri and the Seven Swords now did it?"

    Last I checked that required Iwa and Kumo in addition to Kiri to pull off, but then again that was fanon and for all I know that actually happened. Things were already different than canon.

    I‘m pretty sure if the Uzumaki were truly as frightening with seals as they were said to be then perhaps they'd still be here to make Suigetsu eat his words right now. After all, water was sealable. But Naruto and maybe Karin could do that in their place if they hear about it. But rather than voice any of that I just said something else.

    "If you can name a sword that would successfully bring the dead back to life, summon the Shinigami itself, or seal away Biju, then I'll happily eat my eyeballs and call Itachi oni-chan."

    "Samehada could-"

    "I said, would, as in no question about it. Not every wielder is Kisame level of bullshit.”

    "What does it matter to you anyway? Last I check you're no Senju or Uzumaki so you shouldn't be trying to be a white samurai for something you don't specialize in."

    "Just pointing out how strange you Kiri folk are by obsessing over a bunch of sticks vaguely related to a sword. But enough of this, let's go get the actual sword before we get sidetracked again." And so I ran off before another we got into another debate on the sticks Kishimoto called swords.


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    (Sorry for the wait, really meant to get this out in March but school nixed that with it being near the end of term and me being a lazy bastard. But I finally did some edits and finishing touches so now it's here. Anyway I hope you guys like it and leave me your thoughts.)
     
  10. Petrox

    Petrox Not too sore, are you?

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    Did he got the 6th path rinnegan or the Canon Sasuke rinnegan?

    Finally a fic that Naruto can go full terrorists with clone bomb that would left Deidara crying of happiness? Jealousy? Naruto would only need speed and the clones getting near for boom, add some large shuriken shrapple for funsies too.
     
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    Austrichh Nebula Class Star Destroyer

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    SIsuke got the 6th paths chakra and the Rinnegan. Eventually he’ll awaken the Rinne-sharingan.

    And yes, Naruto is going to be an absolute nightmare for anyone to face who isn't explosion proof.
     
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    Akuma-Heika The Devil Exists Within

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    May I suggest changing the names of the fics (adding a SFW and NSFW to the titles)? I was lucky to see a post about them being twin fics, otherwise I wouldn't have checked them both out.
     
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    Austrichh Nebula Class Star Destroyer

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    I added SFW to the title of this fic but ill be leaving the NSFW title the same as it already contains a NSFW tag on it.
     
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    Akuma-Heika The Devil Exists Within

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    Besides the lemons, will there be any differences between them?
     
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    Austrichh Nebula Class Star Destroyer

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    I think that there won't be many differences but that may change as the story goes on. The SFW might take a slightly different direction from the NSFW depending on how lemons and the characters in them affect the plot, as the SFW won’t have them happen.
     
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  16. Extras: Omake 1
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    Austrichh Nebula Class Star Destroyer

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    Omake 1:



    A pair of men in a cloak of clouds were taking a stroll on a bridge. They had just completed a mission recently and it was a nice day to go on a walk.



    "Hey Itachi, check out the sign." The shark man said while pointing to the sign.



    "What about it Kisame?" The man called Itachi asked, not sure why his partner had pointed it out.



    "Oh right, I forgot. You can't read very well Itachi,” Kisame said as he rubbed the back of his head. Over the years the two worked together it had grown increasingly clear, unlike his sight, that Itachi was growing more and more blind. Of course, he could still kick ass like no one's business but was pretty hopeless when it came to mundane things like reading with normal people eyes. So Kisame, the loyal shark man he was, helped out his buddy even if he would never admit to needing it. “The sign reads, 'The Super Kami 5th Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, Way Better Than That Bastard Sasuke Bridge'. I'm pretty sure that was the Kyuubi kid we were supposed to get. Kind of a dumb name though, way too long. And inaccurate, the Fifth Hokage is Tsunade now."



    "Kisame I couldn't care less about the sign, now let's move on. They have a sale on strawberry pocky and I am perfectly willing to do whatever it takes to satisfy my addiction." Itachi said, sounding stoic as usual, but Kisame could hear his true voice underneath. An addict holding himself back from exploding on to his addiction.



    So move on they do, passing the gate before they quickly stop. Kisame because he now found what the other side of the gate said, and Itachi because he can’t just leave him here no matter how much he wanted to, he needed Kisame to read the Pocky menu so he didn’t order cheese pocky again.



    “Now this one reads ‘The Dead Last Naruto, Useless Sakura, Heartbreaker Kakashi, and Uchiha El33t Sasuke Bridge’. It seems like your little brother didn’t take too kindly to being called a bastard. But he’s just as foolish as you said, he spelled elite with numbers rather than letters. What do they teach you in Konoha anyway, because it seems that they’re too busy teaching about the Will of Fire and teamwork to actually teach spelling.”



    “And that is why he is the foolish little brother rather than the wise little brother. Besides, he was never the best at spelling bees, much to Father's displeasure.”



    "Oh, there's also a note. It's addressed to you." Kisame said after picking up a letter he found under the sign, near the word Sasuke.



    "What does it say?" Now interested because it involved him. “But kami help me if it’s another letter from those rabid dogs-.” Itachi said, one of the few times he sounded pissed off rather than monotone.



    “Relax, I doubt it’s from your fangirls, or fanboys. I think you made the message clear after the last time someone openly paired you with Sasuke, poor bastards.” Kisame interrupted before the man exploded in something other than pocky or crows. He reads with his face scrunched in confusion. "I can't actually read this. I think it's in some sort of ink that only leaf nin can read. You'd have better luck than I would." He hands the note to Itachi.



    Itachi tries reading the note at first but finds it as blank as Kisame said. Itachi then activated his Sharingan to improve his sight. Now as for why he doesn’t do this normally, he actually likes Kisame helping him out, that softy him. 'I know about the Uchiha shoe. The roots are filled with snakes. The 6 rippled men are 1 crippled man. The dead man you think is still dead, the black sheep still walks. Salad with ranch on half of it is very bad for you, throw it away.’



    'Either I screwed Sasuke up more than I thought or he's really bad at leaving cryptic messages.' Were Itachi's thoughts once he finished reading the letter. But he gave it a thorough read one more time to memorize it and then burnt it. Just as Itachi was about to grasp the meaning of the note, a smell distracted his train of thought.



    'I'll think about this later. Right now I need to get to the store before they run out of strawberry pocky.' And with that, the duo left the bridge. It would be a couple of hours until Kisame bought it up again.



    “So, what did it say?” Kisame said, “You never did tell me what was in the letter.”



    Thinking about it again, Itachi's brain finally figured out what Sasuke had meant in that note.



    “Oh, oh shit”



    (The dead speak! Just in case anyone was worried no this fic ain't dead, it just takes me a long time to get stuff out. But holy shit I really meant to get this out last month, sorry about that. But to make up for next chapter will be longer than normal.



    This here is a little dumb omake that I had for a while on FFN and AO3 that I felt won’t work well on QQ. But some people liked it over there so maybe some of you will too. Of course, I sourced it up a little as it was a bit bare bones. Needless to say that this ain't canon, it'd be too cracky even for me. As for chapter 3, I’m happy to say that it will be finally coming out soon, hopefully tomorrow!)
     
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  17. TheLoserEllimist

    TheLoserEllimist Getting some practice in, huh?

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    Neat message. What the heck is the Uchiha shoe tho?
     
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    Austrichh Nebula Class Star Destroyer

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    Here's a hint, it rhymes with coup
     
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  19. Threadmarks: Chapter 3
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    The bridge was a lot longer than I remembered from the show or Sasuke did. It wasn't that important to think about after the events in Wave.



    What would probably take a while for a normal civilian to cross the Naruto Bridge took me and Suigetsu a couple of minutes of jogging. As we did we left many civilians, at least the ones without carriages, envious of our speed.



    Wave was a far cry from what it had been in the original Naruto. The once poverty-ridden island that stank of hopelessness and death was now a lively and busy place. Tazuna or whoever’s in charge did a great job of cleaning up Wave when Gato was dealt with.



    My eyes latched on to the first restaurant I came across. The rumbling of my stomach followed, reinforcing the idea that I was hungry. All this walking made me hungry and this body hadn't eaten anything in a couple of hours. And by the look Suigetsu was giving he had the same idea. I doubt Orochimaru gave him anything decent to eat in that tube.



    As soon as we were inside, however, the attention of the female staff shifted over to me. Mainly on my exposed chest thanks to this shirt. While it made me look like a stripper it was actually so Sasuke didn't lose a shirt every time he used the Curse Mark, not like it's a problem anymore. Now had this been an anime I was sure there’d be hearts in their eyes. Suigetsu just laughed as we sat at the nearest empty table. It was pretty uncomfortable having this much focus on me as I never got this much, luckily being Sasuke came with a default solution. Ignore it.



    I grabbed a menu to see what they had and how much I could afford to spend, carefully looking over the options. I decided on getting the steak and ribs as I was aching for meat. Suigetsu just ordered a bunch of ice cream/frozen yogurt that he stole from some other guy. The man was about to complain but was silenced by the glares of the women, so he left vowing to give this place a low rating for poor customer service.



    If there was one good thing to all of the attention it was that my food came a lot faster than it ever did at modern restaurants and in a larger quantity. A simple smile and a thank you made my waitress’s day and made the others further their resolve to get my attention. As long as it got me good service and my space was respected they could use me for eye candy as much as they wanted.



    “So once we find the Executioner’s Blade, what will be our next move?” Suigetsu asked after taking a bite.



    “Our next move will be to locate old pals of ours that I feel will be useful for my cause. Afterward, we’ll head back home safe and sound to clean any messes left behind.” So far the plan is just to pick up Karin and Jugo and go to Otogakure to deal with any potential problems that could arise.



    After what happened with Kabuto providing Obito an undead army and helping start the Fourth Great Ninja War, I wasn’t taking any chances with the Sound Village. A series of hideouts filled with Orochimaru’s experiments could cause headaches if left alone. So best to nip any potential antagonist in the bud now.



    Guren was the one in charge as Orochimaru’s second in command and second most powerful shinobi, behind Sasuke from before yet not so far. But with him dead I doubt she’d care about running the village now, however she was devoted to the snake so she might want revenge. And I'm pretty sure Dosu still didn't like me since he almost died in the Chunin Exams as bait for me so he could be a problem for me. The guy was impressive during Part 1, so it wasn’t surprising to see his growth into Part 2. On his own, he was high A-rank but with his sound gauntlets they let him hit above his class into S a little.



    Obviously, I couldn't just say all that because there could be spies from any number of people who I don't want to deal with in any of the Great Five villages or the Akatsuki via those stalkers Obito or Zetsu. A bit paranoid, yes, but honestly who wouldn't be in the Naruto world normally, it'd be even worse if you knew what was coming.



    It took Suigetsu a moment to understand what I meant and just nodded, but he was surprised. “Huh, I would've expected you to go after your brother as soon as you could.”



    “I’ll deal with Itachi soon enough and with Kisame as well. But I have loose ends back home and they would be very annoying if they popped up when unneeded. However, as we are right now, we’re in no condition to find Itachi and Kisame let alone deal with them. I just had a fight with a snake, and while victory wasn’t a doubt it was a hard-won one and it took its toll.”



    “Now while I may not know much about Itachi, bastard that he is, I know more than enough about Kisame to beat him.”



    “I don’t doubt that you could beat him,” Not without a lot of training at least. “However, you just got out of your tank after being cooped up inside for who knows how long. Looking for some friends and heading home to clean a few messes gives us some time to recover our strength and grow stronger. As well as keep an eye out for your sword collection.”



    “Hm, fair enough. I am a bit rusty after all that time in my prison. A side adventure should be enough to get me back in shape. As long as I get my swords I couldn’t really care less about what we do.”



    With how I am right now I don’t want to run into any of the Akatsuki, so delay that by dealing with weaker foes, a classic shonen strategy. Besides, it shouldn’t take too long to do and by the time I’m done my chakra should’ve worked itself out, and then I’ll deal with the Akatsuki.



    Besides, at the moment Itachi is far too complicated for me to find let alone deal with just the two of us, and we could stand to find some friends and even turn interference into assistance. Not to mention that while looking for him and Kisame we may run into eight other fellows of similar disposition.”



    “I can see why you’re putting off your reunion, it’d be awkward to deal with that many people. But it would be funny seeing Karin flail about.” He chuckles after that last bit but goes silent.



    I'm not too sure what I'm about to say. It’d suck if I lost him but I absolutely need to have him consent to this before we get into some deep shit.



    “If the reunion sounds too much for you, you're free to” But before I could go any further I was interrupted.



    “Hold on there Sasuke. Just because this sounds scary to you doesn't mean it's scary for me. Besides, how am I going to rebuild my order if Kisame still has the Shark Skin? Sticking with you is my best bet, even if I have to deal with Karin.”



    Looks like I was worried over nothing. Granted I knew Suigetsu along with the rest of Team Taka was loyal to Sasuke, even when they had no reason to, but this was the early stages of that, now this, relationship. Now that I know he won't be leaving me if the going gets tough all I have to do is not be an asshole and ruin that. Because something tells me that the shit canon Sasuke pulled like with joining the Akatsuki and almost killing Karin would not fly at all. To be honest I’d be concerned if they did.



    “Thank you for sticking with me. And I promise that the next generation of your sword enthusiast group will be guided by your hand.” I give Suigetsu a genuine smile as I say this, something Sasuke hasn’t done since he left Konoha three years ago.



    “No need to get sappy on me. And besides, after we clean up that mess at home and deal with your brother, we could move on to bigger things. Like conquering the world! We’d already have a village, what’s stopping us fr-“



    “Me. Do you have any idea how much work goes into running a Hidden Village? Kiri alone should tell how bad that could go if you fuck it up. Now you’re asking me to do that while dealing with the inevitable resistance that’ll occur from me trying to take over the world and the shit show of trying to force many different groups of shinobi under my banner. You’d have to be strong enough to make Madara and Hashirama look like infants before world domination is at all feasible. And to say nothing of the countless assassination attempts that would follow. If you want to deal with that, go ahead and get your group. Plus that involves dealing with politics, miss me with that shit thank you very much.” Not to mention I didn't plan on sticking around in the Naruto world at all, as while it was fun to see through the lens of an anime it was a terrible place to live in. So as soon as Akatsuki was dealt with and Kaguya no longer an issue, I'm bailing via Rinnegan travel or that Planeswalking thing the Sage mentioned.



    “Nope, no thank you for any of that, especially the politics, I only suggested that because I think that out of anybody I know, you could pull it off. With the amount of women throwing themselves at you, I’d say you already have one group under your banner.”



    “Huh, you just said something useful.” Sasuke did have a bunch of women obsessed with him, a dumb gag but it should be useful.



    “How was that useful and why exactly would it be such a surprise? I’ll have you know I’m full of valuable insigh-””



    “Excuse me,” I say to the nearest waitress while ignoring Suigetsu's rambling. “I’m looking for a big chunk of metal that resembles a sword that was near the Naruto Bridge, do you have any idea where it is?”



    “Uh no, but I’ll ask around. I’ll be right back!”



    “A big chunk of metal? Really?”



    “Oh shut up you know it's accurate. Besides, it's a better description for my spy network to work with than that long name.”



    “A spy network?”



    “All the big-name shinobi have one, especially the S class. Orochimaru had one, Jiraiya, Sasori of the Red Sand, and…” I can’t actually name anyone else with a spy network. “Lately myself.”



    “I’d hardly call gossiping girls a spy network of all things.”



    Before Suigetsu could say anything else, the waitress returned.



    “I know where the sword is!”



    “It may not be intricate but it can be effective at times, like now.”



    —————-



    Following that we left the restaurant without having to pay at all, hell, Suigetsu even got to take all of the yogurts with him. Oh, how it’s fun being able to abuse looking good.



    While Suigetsu was finishing his 24th cup I was on the lookout for a clothing shop or a tailor. Mainly because I wanted a change in wardrobe, for three reasons. The open shirt wasn’t useful anymore with no Curse Mark and I didn’t want to leave my gut exposed, as while showing off skin meant you were pretty confident in your ability to defend yourself, like the Raikage, I just saw that as an unnecessary risk. And lastly, it wasn’t a good idea to advertise yourself as one of the last two known Uchiha in the world. So I ditched the rope belt and shirt and got myself an outfit resembling what Sasuke wore during the Shinden novels, except for sticking with a white shirt.



    And once I saw some water balloons at a stall I knew I couldn’t resist. After all, who'd pass up recreating the Rasengan if they could?



    By the time I found Suigetsu he was on the ground next to a pile of empty yogurt, a scene reminding me of how Naruto was after a trip to Ichiraku’s. I gave him a nudge with my foot and he was up from his nap.



    “Finally, now that you’re done playing dress-up we can get Kubikiribocho. Now let’s crash this Tenzen Daikoku’s place and take it.”



    “Sure, let’s get you that sword.” With that, we were on our way.



    ———-



    The time for leisurely walking had ended so we started spamming Shunshin to get to the mob boss’s home. It was what you’d expect a feudal lord to live in, which made sense as he was the Water Daimyo’s aid and was as such a big-name politician. Which was still a mon boss even if labeled differently in these parts. And it seems that while he did learn from Gato and stuck with hired thugs who were at least Chunin level, able to threaten a Jonin if I was being nice. But not much compared to an S rank like myself.



    “Seeing as it’d be a joke to get through these guys, how about a little competition? Let’s see who can get Kubikiribocho first.” I offered. This would be a good way to test myself and get used to doing ninja things.



    “I didn’t think you had such a playful mind. Sure, it sounds like fun.” Suigetsu accepts the challenge. “Now when do we start?”



    “The moment he asked who’d get the sword first. I’d hurry if I were you, the original is pretty fast when he wants to be.” A clone says with a smirk.



    “What the hell do you mean- a clone!? Oh, you sneaky mother-“ Suigetsu was about to say before he shook his head and chose to focus on getting the sword before I did.



    ————-



    I take back what I said about these goons giving a Jonin trouble, Part 1 Naruto could make it through these guys with only some difficulty. Then again these guys are just Chunin, so far below my league it wasn't even funny.



    So while it wasn’t at all much of a test for my skill, it at least showed that I could use Sasuke’s stealth competently. And it’s with that stealth that is how I got here.



    “Who’s there!? How did you-“ Tenzin began to panic. Can’t have that.



    “You utter a word and I shove this sword through your skull.” I threaten with my sword hanging over his head. The man was still panicked but the sword gained his silence. “Good. Now I’m here for two things, give them to me and I’ll allow you to live. Nod if you understand.” And nod he does. “I want the Executioner's Blade in your possession and 10 million ryo.”



    “You can’t be fucking-“ A sudden thrust that nearly touches his forehead stops his complaint.



    “I’m only taking a small bit of your wealth and a sword that belongs to Kirigakure, I could take more and there’s not a damn thing you could do to stop me. Other shinobi aren’t as nice as I am and would take everything you’ve got and kill you, in either order. Hell, I’m even doing you a favor as I doubt the Hidden Mist would be happy with you, and we all know what happens when people from there aren’t happy. Just give me what I want and I’ll leave you be.” I coldly threaten, my point cowing the man.



    “Alright, I’ll lead you to my vault. It’s where I keep the damn sword and my money.” Tenzen said, resignation and anger in his voice.



    “Good, now get going. And if you try to lead me to a trap or something like that, I’ll do nasty things to your mind with my genjutsu.” I say with a glare. Now I doubt that he’d try to do anything, especially with the threat of having his mind fucked with. But I wouldn’t mind, I am curious to try out some ideas I have for genjutsu. The internet does give a lot of material for that.



    ——



    It takes some walking, damn this place is long and I’m pretty sure he took the long way on purpose, until we finally made it to the vault. When we get there we find what seems to be an above average thug dead, possibly mid Chunin level, and a broken door.



    Looks like Suigetsu got here before I did. Seems that he didn’t bother with the dragon and went straight towards its hoard.



    Anyway, I just walked in and found a smug Suigetsu with Kubikiribocho. And a couple of dead bodies,



    “Ah Sasuke, took you long enough. I see that you wasted your headstart on that bozo while I went straight for the prize.” He said while lifting his newly gained sword into the air. “Sadly you missed me with my Executioner’s Blade in action, these guys were just too weak for it to be anything but a slaughter and I needed one after being cooped up for so long. And they were free blood for it too, although it's in better shape than I expected.”



    “I don’t care who you slaughter as long as they’re our enemies and our enemies only. And make sure that you dispose of the bodies, Kubikiribocho leaves a unique mark and I’d rather not deal with Kiri ANBU coming after our asses, mainly because they’d be a pain on them.”



    “Hehe,” Laughter, not something I’d expect to hear, and even more so it wasn't from Suigetsu. It was from the weakest man in the room, Tenzen.



    “It's just funny how much trouble you’re going through for that sword, especially after what I've done to it. I was saving this laugh for after I sold it to Kiri but I guess that isn't happening now.”



    “And what exactly did you do anyway?” I ask. Suigetsu removed his focus from the sword and paid attention to the conversation.



    “You see, Zabuza fucked me over during his coup in Kirigakure a while ago. I lost a good number of men, and even my cousin Masafumi. I wanted some revenge, but it turns out that some Konoha nin put him in the dirt before I could. So I did the next best thing and desecrated his grave and took his sword. I heard of its ability to drain blood to repair itself, so I got curious, was it limited to human blood, or could animals be used? A few pigs proved that right and I wanted to go even further, and asked, `Was it limited to just blood?’”



    I don't think I'm gonna like where this is heading.



    “Turns out that yeah it sort of was, but if you mixed the blood with any liquid the sword would take it in. And boy did I have a field day with that. Any substance you could feel a hint of disgust at, I had it blended, mixed with blood, and fed into that sword for 6 whole months. After I ran out of ideas for what to put in there I decided to tape the damn sword to Zabuza’s decayed hands and sell them both back to Kiri, as one last fuck you to that prick Zabuza.”



    A silence filled the room. Whatever Suigetsu and I expected the man to say, this was not it.



    “Wait- what?” I stammered. Had this been the internet I would’ve been fine, you see weird shit plenty of times, but rarely do you hear or actually encounter something like this in real life. Seriously what the fuck, this sounds like some shit out of Deviantart, Qustionable Questing, a Reddit copypasta, or 4chan. “We were going to let you go man, you had absolutely no reason to say any of that, especially to a Kiri ninja.”



    It was at that moment that Tenzen knew, he fucked up. “Wait, really? And did you...say...Kiri nin-...oh Kami.”



    Suigetsu was dumbfounded for a bit but those brain cells eventually registered what he just heard. “WHAT! THE! FUCK!?” Suigetsu bellowed, the most pissed off I've ever seen him, leaking enough Killing Intent that would cause anybody below Jonin to kill themselves. The only reason Tenzen couldn't was that I still had his arms in my grasp, but he was doing everything he could to break out of it. Wait a second I don’t feel any movement at all from this guy anymore.





    “You son of a bitch you fucking shat on my goddamn sword are you kidding me!?” Suigetsu yelled before yanking the man from my grasp and slamming his body through a wall. “I put my hands on that why the fuck wasn't there a sign, better yet why do it at all! This is gross even by my standards!” He continued as he roughed the body up rather harshly. “I'm gonna kill, no, butcher, no because you won't ever touch that sword again, I'm gonna clobber you to death!”



    “You’re a bit late for that Suigetsu.” I say, the sole voice of calm. Honestly I just want this to end and get on with our day. I’m definitely not gonna let him forget this though.



    To my words his head turned sharply towards me, his eyes mirroring his mouth in rage. “What the hell do you mean Sasuke?”



    “Of course you didn’t notice, you’ve been stuck with Orochimaru for so long that you’ve gotten used to letting out your Killing Intent at full force. This guy isn’t Orochimaru, hell this guy is just a Genin, so it shouldn’t be a surprise.”



    “That his heart gave out.” Suigetsu finished for me as he dropped the body. “Dammit! I’m still pissed off and I need something to hit!”



    He stood there thinking for a second before his eyes fell upon me. “Perhaps I should test my sword on a more worthy opponent, someone who previously disrespected it and needs to be reminded of its power, because clearly Zabuza didn’t leave enough of a mark.”



    “I almost died to that thing more times than I’d like to count as a Genin, I’m sure as hell not dying to it when I’m so far beyond myself from long ago,” So much more, “and Zabuza. Especially not after what Tenzen did to it, I don’t fancy dying to infection of all things.” I say with a brief chuckle as I notice the hand I had on my sword getting ready to unleash it. “I was trained in the basics of sportsmanship by Kakashi Hatake, of the Leaf’s ANBU Black Ops, and fully trained under Orochimaru, wielder of the Kusanagi, which was one of many legendary blades. And more of a sword than half of the Seven Swords of the Mist. I mean an axe, needles, and of course the expl-”



    “No, no, no! They are swords that just so happen to take the shape of other weapons. They still function as swords just with extra features, therefore they are indeed swords! In fact, I'll be more than happy to show you how effective one of them can be!” He says as he points the toilet sword at me. Suigetsu’s still heated but now he’s sporting a grin, ready to test his skill with the Executioner’s Blade.



    Things are starting to heat up, hell I’m even starting to get into this. Suigetsu is eager to use Kubikiribocho on someone and I myself am eager to test my ability. But that last thought quickly took me out of the mood and forced a more cool head to emerge.



    “I’ll be more than happy to prove who here is the superior swordsman, however, we will in another time. Earlier today there were whispers of a big block of metal, followed by the death of the Water Daimyo’s advisor with his goons sporting wounds that only a block of metal could give. It doesn’t take a Nara to figure that these two may be connected. And it's for your best interest that Kiri doesn’t know that someone who isn’t them has one of the Seven Swords, unless you want to compete with the resources of a Great Village, especially one that knows how best to kill a Hozuki?” I say so we don't get into a fight/spar right now. My body still isn't ready to get into an intensive fight yet and I want to avoid anything that’ll get heat from Kiri right now. And as much as the ANBU in the anime were worfing fodder I doubt it will be that way in real life.



    Speaking of said heat, I quickly do some hand signs and shoot mini Fireballs at all of the corpses. No evidence is the best evidence after all.



    “Now let me get all the Ryo Tenzen had and we’ll be on our way.”



    To that Suigetsu just gave the Butcher Sword in his hands another gaze, this time one of sorrow. He lets out a sigh before responding. “Well I did get my blade, so yeah, I’ll go with you just like I promised. But we’re splitting that cash, I'm gonna need to buy so much bleach.” He said once he was finished.



    “Then I recommend that you do so before the original takes most of it.” My clone said.



    Suigetsu just blinked before growling irritatedly. “The clone again, are you serious?!” And rushed into the vault.



    -----



    Normally this would be the part where I have a major internal crisis over the fact that I let men die, not good men but men nonetheless. And since I felt nothing for them that'll lead to an even bigger angst fest that would consume my every waking thought. Doubly so as both I and Sasuke were against killing from a moral standpoint, before he went crazy and I ended up here anyway.



    But I can circumvent that whole issue via the fact that the Pure World, i.e. ninja heaven exists. And seeing as Madara and Obito got there, and I'm fairly certain that when Danzo died and when Orochimaru eventually dies in canon he’ll go there too, then I could essentially get away with anything.



    Now of course because I'm not a total fucking edgelord I won't be ripping off Deadpool kills the Marvel Universe or spouting out empty philosophy while being edgy. And even if I decided that Sasuke wasn't edgy enough and decided to rip off that comic I'm pretty sure Naruto would pull a Joseph Joestar out of his ass and beat me back into his best buddy. And this time I doubt Hagoromo will be as nice as he was.



    Now enough about morality before I get sucked into preaching the oh-so-obvious life good killing bad. Besides this is just an excuse for me to kill my enemies without worrying about the sometimes reasonable or unreasonable cliches that would stop the good guys from doing so.



    Turns out that Tenzen only had around 500 million Ryo, of which now my 300 million Ryo or 3 million in freedom bucks. So not too rich (from a clan heir’s perspective) but enough to fund our travels. Though I still plan on cashing Oro’s head in for the cash, which was 2,742,125,000 Ryo (the highest bounty ever given out barring Minato’s), and goodwill.



    As for now, we’re heading towards the Southern Hideout where Karin was. Where instead of calling a boat to bring us, we just walked across the watery distance. I thought it would be weird but Water Walking felt almost as natural as walking on solid ground. Once again performing the act of miracles back home causally, oh chakra you are a blessing.



    Originally Sasuke recruited Karin for her sensory and healing abilities. That was the same for me but put more emphasis on healing. Her being an Uzumaki means she has a powerful life force, giving her a long-lasting and powerful chakra. Plus she’s infatuated with Sasuke so she’ll be more than willing to let me bite her for as long as I need/want. So a healer who's both effective and readily available, probably my best bet for fixing my chakra. Hopefully, her Uzumaki chakra will help my body get better used to my spiritual chakra, and then I can start working my way to using Six Paths Chakra. Plus she’s a decent person so working with her should be easy.



    Now could I just wait for my chakra to stabilize, sure. But do I have the time, no. For all I know someone may come after me while I’m not ready, namely Itachi, Danzo, or Obito. So it’s definitely for the best that I get back to gear ASAP. At least with Karin I could finally, hopefully, use all of Sasuke’s arsenal properly and the Eternal Mangekyou. As for Sage Mode, I’ll have to consult with the Elder Snakes as they’re the only teachers of Senjutsu that I have access to because I’m sure as fuck not risking turning into stone because I was too impatient. Then I’ll finally get all of the broken nonsense I’ve been waiting for with Six Paths Chakra.



    During our walk, we were both occupied by our new possessions, Suigetsu pouring his 30th bottle of bleach on Zabuza’s sword and me with my water balloons.



    Now the Rasengan was a rather simple yet difficult jutsu. To perform it you’d need to learn three steps as Jiraiya once said, rotation, power, and containment. A water balloon was useful to keep track of your progress as you learned the steps, and if you already have good chakra control then you’d be more than able to do it all on your own. And the almost forgotten fact of knowing which direction your body spins, counter or clockwise. Sasuke having such control and a genius mind, now mine, allowed me to complete the first two steps rather easily. Of course the Chidori, a failed attempt to add a lightning element to the Rasengan, being my signature move helped me get it down as well. But containment was being a pain in the ass to do. Unlike Naruto and Konohamaru I can’t exactly be wasting chakra on a Shadow Clone as a shortcut so I had to do it the long and hard way. But I’m coming closer and closer to figuring it out with each attempt.



    “Though she claimed she was only following Orochimaru’s orders, I still think she isn’t someone we want around. Besides, she knows medical ninjutsu and helped him stay alive.” Suigetsu says, breaking the silence and getting me out of my head. I still perform containment while he speaks.



    “I’m aware of her actions while she worked under Orochimaru. But he's dead now so she’ll have no reason to continue. Also, anybody under him who had skill in medical ninjutsu had to heal him, any who didn’t or tried to sabotage him would be his next test subject for Senjutsu, not a fun fate. Besides, she comes with extraordinary healing abilities and unmatched sensory abilities. Those two alone are more than enough for me to want her on my team. Her eagerness to follow me is just the cherry on top.” I say back, giving my reasons for wanting her around despite the stuff she did for Orochimaru.



    “Eagerness is an understatement, I'm sure she’ll be more than happy to let you be on top of her cherry.” Suigetsu says with a couple of eyebrow raises.



    “And let’s not forget about her Adamantine Chains, the same chain she used to one shot you,” I say, changing the subject and returning a grin, a grin of smug.



    “I had her dead to rights and all she could do was stand there. And how the hell was I supposed to know that she could just spawn chains from her stomach! Besides, I knocked you down before Karin made her cheap shot.” He starts off indignant before ending with a grin of his own.



    “Adamantine Chains, along with sealing, were things the Uzumaki were known for. My man, she was baiting you and you fell for it hook, line, and sinker. And as for you and me, here’s the difference. When I got knocked back, I got up. When you got knocked out, you stayed out.” I finish with my grin turning smug with a dash of cockiness while his grin deflates into a scowl.



    To that, he just lets out a “tsk” and we continue in silence. Though I’m sure I heard some grumbling of “gush as much as you want about them they still got wiped out”. If this is how he reacts to all the stuff the Uzumaki can do then just he waits until he learns about the nonsense wank that the Uchiha get.



    “Still, it's too quiet here and I don't like it.” He says upon reaching the outside of the hideout.



    “I wouldn't worry too much about it. Karin is the only person here who could pose a threat to us and she won't. And quick warning for you, she practiced with her chains.” To which only prompted a second scowl from the Hozuki. And wasn’t that certainly a surprise, turns out that she became much more of a kunoichi in this world than just the detector and heal pack she was in canon. Here she actually got good with her chains enough to use them in combat like she did during the War. Those chains are something I’m definitely gonna try to learn once I get mastery over all Chakra types. And while she’s good with them, I can do plenty to help her improve.



    “And anyone decently powerful or still loyal to Orochimaru is back at Oto. But it never hurts to be on your guard.” I added to calm his suspicion, then again you weren't a good ninja if you weren’t suspicious of things.



    We stop at the entrance to a cave blocked off by old doors.



    “Well, this looks like a good time for this.” Suigetsu said, addressing his sword as our solution to the locked door. “Decimate!” Suigetsu gleefully shouted as he was about to slash the door, but before he did I hold up my hand.



    “Really, you’re gonna stop me from using it, again?” He asked, rather annoyed for being cock blocked from using one of the sticks he trained throughout his life to use.



    “This seems like a good test subject for my jutsu,” I say as I hold my hand out.



    “Tch, like that Chidori of yours is gonna get you anything other than a hand-sized hole. Which ain’t a problem for me, you, however…” He leaves the obvious unsaid as the startup sound starts to interrupt him.



    A ball of chakra forms in my hand, rotation. The density and volume of the chakra increases, power. Now to combine both steps at once, containment. The Rasengan isn’t perfect by any means but it’ll definitely fuck someone, other than myself, up. When I slammed it into the door it recreated the first image Sasuke had of the jutsu, the aftermath of the water tower.



    “Ho-ly shit! That’s your new jutsu. Well, way to show me up huh. What are you gonna call it?”



    “It’s bad enough that I stole one of his signature moves, I doubt the Fourth Hokage would be too happy with me renaming it.”



    “The fucking Rasengan. How?” Suigetsu asked in surprise. It seems that while not as fear inducing as Madara or Hashirama, Minato and his skills still left a legacy to be respected or feared by those who knew of him.



    “Much like that sword of yours, that very jutsu almost killed me. To be fair I almost killed Naruto with my Chidori so it evens out. But having a look at the thing that almost killed you keeps a clear picture of it in mind. Plus it was the only ninjutsu my loudmouth teammate used besides the Shadow Clone Jutsu.” It was the same at our reunion, except that asshole Jiraiya taught him how to use the Shuriken and Exploding variants, which was an incredible pain to deal with, and Naruto wasn't even trying to be lethal.



    “I’m going to ignore the fact that there was a chance I had to deal with that thing and just move on.”



    As we walk in I hear a whole lot of commotion going on. I think I spooked the prisoners. To be fair anyone would if they were trapped in the prison of a mad man and heard an explosion. And I couldn’t help but feel weirded out. It was your typical old timely dungeon but seeing all these people here and knowing what fate awaited them gave me the wrong feeling. But I’ll fix that soon enough.



    “No way, that's Sasuke Uchiha!” A prisoner cried out, bringing the attention of the rest on me. “He’s the guy behind that explosion!?” “Wait for a second, why isn't Orochimaru with him? Why is Sasuke with some stranger?” The rest began to gush about what my arrival meant for them. Sure, I'll free them but they'll have to wait a bit.



    After a bit of walking, we reach the moment I've been waiting for. And it seems that another character has changed, as Karin looked different from the anime. And while I’d like to go into so much more detail I’ll just move on as I have more important things to do. Let’s just summarize it by saying that she looked a bit more like Kushina.



    “Sasuke, that was you. Geez, I thought we were under attack for a second there. Well, if you’re here on your own it could only mean one thing. He’s dead.” She states, knowing that it's not a question worth asking.



    “Sasuke came here because he wants to talk to you. I’m tired, I haven't walked this far in a long time. Or run for that matter.” Suigetsu says quickly to move the talk along before turning to glare at me. I simply shrugged at him, he complained about our pace during Wave so I figured that meant he was fine with spiriting the whole time. Besides, it makes for good exercise.



    “You’re unpleasant,” Karin says, looking past him and turning towards me. “You want to talk, then talk Sasuke.”



    “You’re not so pleasant yourself. Then again you’ve always been pretty stuck up,” Suigetsu retorts, a bit irritated, before he grew a grin and turned to me. “You really oughta fix that Sasuke.” I give him a poker face, basically my default expression. Karin tries to as well but due to Sasuke’s experience with women, I can catch a blush on her cheeks. A wink from me and her face started matching her hair. It quickly went back to normal before Suigetsu could see, but I could tell that he did. The guy was an expert in getting to people.



    “Well Suigetsu, if you’re tired then I’m sure there’s a bed for you to find. Karin, didn’t Orochimaru have a room here, with a nice and comfy bed?” I say to get off from that topic. Not even a few seconds and they’re already at each other's throats. Just remember that it won’t be long before we’re all buddy-buddy, at least I hope.



    “Yes, he did. Simply go down the hall, take a right, go down some stairs. Even a bonehead like you should find it.” She says while shooing him off with her fingers.



    “You can take your nap Suigetsu but first we have things to do. Suigetsu, go free the prisoners, and let them know who set them free and why.” I told Suigetsu before turning my head to Karin who was about to protest. “Orochimaru no longer walks among the living, meaning that you have no reason to continue his work. No reason to stay here, unless you feel that keeping all these prisoners here for the rest of your life sounds appealing. Otherwise, let them all go.” To that she just nods.



    “Suigetsu, give this to them,” I say as I throw a scroll at him. It’s one that he quickly recognizes.



    “You can’t be serious in giving them all of our money.”



    “200 million of my Ryo is more than enough for us to make do. Besides,” I say as I pull out another scroll, “I never said we’ll give it all out. 100 million ryo should be enough to divide between the prisoners and help them find a new life for themselves.”



    “Huh, aren't you awfully nice Sasuke. I would have freed them no doubt but I didn’t even think about giving them some cash.” He said before he left the room. But he stopped to ask. “And for the guys who give me trouble?”



    “Do whatever you want with them. If they’re dumb enough to mess with you then they’re too brain damaged to go on living. No unnecessary torture though.” I’m pretty much fine with him getting bloody even if I don't like seeing it as long as he keeps it reasonable and out of a village. To my response, he simply gave a grin, different from the playful ones he’s given me so far in being wicked and vicious, and left.



    “And us?” Karin asks once he’s gone.



    “We’re going to have a talk. Preferably somewhere with a couch where we can sit.”



    “Ah, I know just the place. Follow me.” Karin nodded before she started walking away, leaving behind the sound of echoing footsteps.



    We find ourselves in a nice little room, as nice as you can call anything Orochimaru owned.



    The first thing I do upon seeing that chair is just lounge myself on it. Suigetsu wasn’t alone in feeling tired, of course, I can’t just show it as freely as he can, still gotta hold the appearance of being Sasuke. For now anyway.



    “Karin, I’d come here to ask one thing. I’d like for you to come along with me and join me.” I’m gonna go with a similar approach as I did with Suigetsu, a simple ask.



    “Really, you came all the way here just for me?” Karin says, a bit surprised. Interesting to note that she’s still standing, I would’ve expected her to be all over me as soon as she could.



    “I know that you possess a sharp intellect and a cautious nature, it's what allowed you to manage this prison for so long. Combined with your natural abilities and your potential, it only made sense for me to want you.” I praise, getting her to glow up as I do and blush with my finishing remark.



    She laughs a bit, enjoying my praise but as soon as she’s done, Karin pulls out a key and locks the door.



    But rather than her switching from cold and brash to sweet and soft as I expected, she stayed serious. Dead serious.



    “When I first sensed your chakra I was ecstatic. It’s been so long since we last met and I wanted to catch up with you. But when I felt your chakra more in-depth, it was when I noticed a change.”



    Oh, she noticed.



    “Physically you were fine, so fine, your yang was the same as ever. But it was your spirit, your yin that set me off. It still felt like it should be yours yet it felt so strange, alien to give it a word. So tell me Sasuke, what happened to you?” She starts wistfully but turns questioning.



    “What do you think happened Karin? Do you think that I am Orochimaru?” I simply ask. Hopefully that isn’t her conclusion. I mean it’s not too important that she finds out and I’m not gonna kill her over it, it would just be easier for that she thinks I’m Sasuke. Although had it been somebody, anyone who wasn’t an ally, I certainly would’ve.



    “No.” Karin answers much to my relief. “Even with how strange your chakra is it isn’t anywhere near the maliciousness of Orochimaru’s chakra. In fact, I feel a total lack of his chakra from you. Which is strange as I always felt a tint of him on your neck.” Her tone now just plain, but I can tell she still has questions and wants answers.



    “Then there’s your answer Karin,” I said before revealing my neck and the absence of the Curse Mark. “He placed his Curse Mark on me 3 years ago for the sole purpose of taking over my body. When he was on his deathbed, it was then that I chose to end him before he tried to take my body. I overwhelmed him both in body and in the soul, in fact, I eradicated Orochimaru’s soul, so thoroughly that not even the other Curse Marks or the Edo Tensei technique could bring him back.”



    “I see now. With the removal of the Curse Mark after having it for so long, it resulted in a backlash, causing your chakra to feel so different like something new came to fill in for something missing.” Huh, she’s smarter than I gave her credit for. But then again as a sensor and spending time with Orochimaru she’d know some stuff about chakra. Good to know that my excuse sounds believable enough to people who know their stuff.



    “You hit the nail on that, but there’s more, and I’m placing a massive amount of trust in you Karin by telling you this part especially,” I say with the utmost seriousness, boring into her with my eyes. Her eyes widen in response before she nods resolutely, steel in her gaze. “As a result of the change in my chakra, it messed up my ability to properly use it. The basics work just fine but trying to use anything more may result in chakra-related injury and any serious ninjutsu could kill me.” I take her hand. “This was why I came to you. Your healing ability was my best option for fixing myself. So, Karin, I ask of you, allow me to bite you.” I considered saying ‘I beg of you’ but both me and the Sasuke part of me went a hard no, I’m not gonna beg unless I absolutely have to. But this should be sappy/romantic enough for Karin to agree.



    And I was pretty much exaggerating on the whole fatal thing, at worst I ended up like Kakashi did when he tried to use the Mangekyou. However, it might be that way if I tried to turn on the Rinne-Sharingan or certainly if I tried using Six Paths. Again I don’t really know but better safe than sorry.



    “S-sasuke. You only needed to ask.” She says, eyes filled to the brim with tears, flowing down her blushing face. Maybe... I overdid it a little. “Take as much of my chakra as you need!” But there’s nothing quite as effective as overkill for dramatic effect!



    “Thank you,” I said as I took her hand into mine, before moving my lips and placing a gentle kiss on the back of it. I felt that this would be an equivalent exchange, she gets some of the affection she’s always wanted while I get one step closer to Ophood. At that, I think she managed to turn completely red, either out of embarrassment or joy but likely both. I then took a bite of her hand. She tasted like...I don’t have anything to compare it to, it's what you'd expect a human to taste, but there was a taste of strawberries with it. Not how I expected to describe tasting a woman but that's how it was. But then I started to truly feel it, the rush of her chakra, the strength of it, and the feeling of it interacting with mine. When it finally came into effect I felt… no not felt. It was indescribable. Simply put



    I awakened.



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    Fucking months geez. This should've come out by the summer, August the latest, but stuff happened. At this point, I just want to move to the next chapter already. Here we get Zabuza’s sword for Suigetsu and meet Karin. This has no right being as long as it is lol. I have a feeling that this won’t be the most well received, so tell me what works and what doesn’t, as I feel that the longness might be due to filler or something idk. I won't make any promises on the next chapter release but hopefully it'll be sometime during Thanksgiving break, but again that that lightly.



    Other news, I've been working a bit on chapter 4, where
    SIsuke gets to use big boy Uchiha toys aka the EMS but no Six Paths yet for reasons explained there, Jugo joins the group, and we may have a battle between Team Taka/(Undecided) and an Akatsuki duo, if I feel that it'll fit in naturally otherwise that'll go in chapter 5. And no it won't be Deidara and Tobi.





    Anyway I hope some or most of you liked it and leave your thoughts. And thanks for reading.
     
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