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Warning! This fic does not follow the manga/the ending of the anime!
Note: The prequel of this fic, Fox Emperor, will be rewritten. This is due to the fact some things that will happen in this fic will no longer make sense int hat fic.
This is Kyuubi talking to Naruto.
To say Empress Rolina was surprised would have been an understatement.
“Let me get this straight,” she started, “you, somehow, sneaked passed all of my guards just to see me faster?”
“Yep,” answered Naruto as he took a drink of his water.
They had moved to the dining room so Naruto could eat a bit and tell his story.
“You do know there is a bridge, yes?” Rolina asked.
Naruto blinked causing Rolina to sigh. She rubbed her temples. How this boy managed survived is beyond her.
‘So,” she started again, “what is in the box?”
Naruto looked at the box and pushed it toward Rolina.
“It’s all of the details about the Uchiha Massacre,” he answered.
Rolina’s eyes widen.
“Massacre!?” she exclaimed as she opened the box and grabbed one of the files.
“The third Hokage ordered it,” answered Naruto, “I don’t know why though.”
Rolina glanced inside the box once more. There were a lot of files.
“Tell you what, Naruto,” she said, “Once you finish eating, I want you to go back across the bridge. You need to get Lady Mossa’s blessing even to get the gates to open. I would like to know, sometime, how you managed to climb the walls. Genjilo!”
A guard, dressed like he was of high rank, came to Rolina and bowed.
“Yes your majesty?” he asked.
“When Naruto gets eating, please escort him to Lady Mossa at Higurashi Village and then back here once blessed.”
Genjilo bowed again.
“As you wish your majesty,” he said.
Rolina smiled a bit before going back to reading the files. Once Naruto was done eating; he headed to Higurashi Village with Genjilo. The guard stopped at the gate and looked up at the walls. The walls were made with Howlite stones and were purposely smoothed. Not only that but they, the Solerians, put a spell on them that prevented anyone from using Chakara to climb it. Genjilo looked at Naruto.
“How did you climb the walls?” he asked.
“By using my Chakara,” Naruto answered like it was common sense.
Genjilo looked back at the walls and started to wonder if their spell was weakening. With a sigh, he lifted his left hand and a symbol meaning Open showed up on his palm. The gates slowly opened. Naruto swallowed when he saw how long the bridge was.
I can barely see the end, he thought with a sigh, this is going to be a long walk.
Sasuke had come to a gate to a village. He looked around at the outskirts a bit. There was no wall, but the village was big, but not too big. Sasuke took a deep breath and took a step forward.
“Hold right there,” came a voice.
Sasuke looked to his left. There, with arms crossed, was a man with jet black hair tied into a high ponytail, slate-colored eyes, and wearing a blue haori, dark blue haori himo, and white hakame.
“What business do you have here in Higurashi Village?” the man asked.
So that’s what this village name is, Sasuke thought.
“A…fiend of mine went to the island past the bridge,” he answered, “I am merely trying to get to him.”
“No one has walked the bridge since last week,” stated the man.
“He ran across the water,” said Sasuke.
The man raised an eyebrow.
“If that is true,” he started, “there would be no way he could get past the gate. You need a blessing to open it.”
“Oh trust me,” started Sasuke, “if there is a way to get past or do something out of the ordinary, Naruto will find it and use it.”
The man blinked and shook his head. He turned and looked over his shoulder at Sasuke.
“If that is also true then you will need to get your blessing to open the gate and follow this friend,” he said, “follow me, and I’ll take you to Lady Mossa. The name is Narzo Higurashi be the way.”
“Sasuke Uchiha,” Sasuke introduced himself.
“Ah,” said Narzo, ” an Uchiha hm? Then you’ll be most welcomed in Solaria. After all the Uchiha clan has been their allies for years.”
Sasuke took this information in since he knows very little of his clan’s allies.
“Oh,” said Narzo, “is the blonde one your friend?”
Sasuke looked over at the bridge. Naruto was with a well-armored ninja like guard. Naruto looked like he was out of breath.
“Ah young Lord Narzo,” greeted the guard, “is your grandmother here?”
“She is captain Genjilo,” answered Narzo before glancing to Naruto, “I take it that one is here to see her as well.”
“Yes,” said Genjilo, “he somehow managed to climb the wall to get past the gate.”
Narzo’s eyes widened and looked over at Sasuke. The Uchiha gave him an ‘I told you so’ look. Genjilo looked at Sasuke with interest.
“Oh this is Sasuke Uchiha,” introduced Narzo, “he is here for the same reason.”
Genjilo bowed deeply.
“Honored to meet you, my lord,” he said.
Sasuke just nodded and looked back at Naruto. Naruto, in return, looked at him with wide eyes.
“What are you doing here Sasuke?” he asked.
“I could ask you the same thing.” answered the Uchiha, “I saw you run across the water. What was in that box you had with you?”
He saw the name on it but wanted to confirm his suspicion. Naruto, however, clammed up and looked the other way.
“I’m sorry my lord,” said Genjilo, “that is for the empress to know. If she thinks you should be informed of such information, she will tell you her self.”
Sasuke raised an eyebrow and nodded. He had never heard about this empress. Narzo cleared his throat getting all three their attention.
“If you, please follow me,” he said before walking off.
They followed Narzo to a big building. Inside it looked like some sort of temple. There were paintings of all kinds of demons and priests and priestesses on the walls. They were led into a vast room where a group of fifteen people dressed as priest and priestesses sat in a circle. They seem to be praying. Narzo stopped Genjilo, Naruto, and Sasuke and put his finger over his mouth to indicate that they should remain silent. He went to the elder woman that seemed to be leading the prayer.
“There is two men here that need to be blessed grandma Mossa,” Narzo whispered into her ear.
She glanced up to look. She recognized Genjilo right away. Mossa marked Sasuke as an Uchiha but did not know Naruto. She nodded to her grandson.
“We are almost done,” she whispered back, “just need to do the ending prayer.”
Narzo nodded and moved back to their guests. Mossa took a deep breath.
“Dearest ancestors,” she started.
“Dearest ancestors,” repeated the rest that was in the circle.
“We send you out love,” they said in unison, “we send you our joy and happiness. May you continue to watch us as we continue to watch us as we continue living. Til we met one another in the heavens above or the hells below. Amen.”
Those of the circle got up. Most left the room except Mossa. She bowed to Genjilo.
‘It is good to see you are well Genjilo,” she said with a smile, “who do you have with you today?”
“This is Lord Sasuke Uchiha and Lord Naruto Uzumaki,” answered the captain.
“Ah I thought you were an Uchiha,” said Mossa, “you have the look of one.”
Sasuke raised both eyebrows at this. Mossa looked over at Naruto.
“Normally Uzumaki’s have red or brown hair,” she stated, “you are the first I seen with hair as golden as the sun.”
“He is from those that lived outside of Solaria,” commented Genjilo.
“Oh,” Mossa said, “I see. You both require a blessing from your ancestors to even open the gate.”
“Or you could climb the wall,” Naruto said under his breath.
Sasuke nudged him in the side. Naruto glared at him. In return, Sasuke gave him a look.
“I will start with you first Lord Sasuke,” said Mossa moving to were the circle of prayer was, “if you could come and sit in front of me and give me your hands. We shall commune with your ancestors to get your blessing.”
Sasuke did as told.
“Now close your eyes and clear your mind of all things,” Mossa ordered.
Sasuke did just that. He heard Mossa start chanting. Sasuke began to see a man dressed in white and had armor on. His long silver hair was up in a ponytail. He had two blue strips. One on each cheek. Then a beautiful woman appeared beside the man. She wore noble like clothes and had jet black hair that was long. Another woman appeared. This one had silver hair with dog-like ears on her head. Sasuke could have sworn that he saw a dog-like tail. Another man started to appear next to her. He was dressed in red and had silver hair as well as dog-like ears. He couldn’t make out both of them due to how blurry they were.
“You may open your eyes now,” came Mossa, “they have deemed you worthy of receiving their blessing.”
Sasuke opened his eyes.
“I saw two men and two women,” he said.
“Aye,” said Mossa with a smile, “they were your ancestors.”
Sasuke’s eyes widen. He couldn’t believe he got to see his ancestors. He knew next to nothing about them. Mossa laughed.
“I always love seeing this type of reaction from those who got to see their long distanced relatives for the first time,” she commented before looking at Naruto, “your turn.”
Sasuke moved so Naruto could sit. He put his hands in Mossa’s. He closed his eyes as she started chanting.
“I wonder what Naruto’s is,” Sasuke wondered out loud.
“A fox demon,” stated Genjilo, “all Uzumaki’s are related to him. I know this because I was there when Empress Rolina got blessed.”
“I would like to meet this empress,” said Sasuke.
“I was hoping you would say that,” Genjilo said with a smile.
Narzo started to frowned when he heard Naruto’s heavy breathing
That’s not good, he thought.
Naruto saw before him a beautiful woman with braided red hair and a fox tail. Her face, however, was blurred. A man started to appear beside only he was completely blurry. Naruto couldn’t see any details about them. He then felt something crawling all over him. He looked to see a bunch of spiders. There was laughter before the scenery changed to that of a field with a red sky. Naruto saw shadows of people he didn’t recognize. There fighting something, but that too was a shadow. There were voices; so many voices.
“Stop please,” begged Naruto, “please make it stop! Stop!”
“Mina!” Naruto shouted, “MINA! MINA!”
Mossa stopped and stared at him wide-eyed.
“What is going on with him?” Genjilo asked with concern.
“He is speaking in demon tongue,” answered Mossa, “he is shouting stop.”
“Can you bring him out of it?” asked Narzo, “because I don’t think those glowing marks are normal.”
Mossa now noticed the strange reddish orange marks that were spreading on his arms and his face. She, then, see the spider mark on Naruto’s forehead. Mossa grabbed Naruto’s arms and started chanting. Naruto opened his eyes. Narzo gasped. Naruto’s eyes were slit and red like a demon’s.
“BUR NILZOLO GERA MINTI!” Naruto shouted before collapsing onto the floor.
Narzo was at his side check him. Genjilo starting going over while Sasuke stood there wondering what happened. His eyes narrowed at the glowing marks that were still there. The color and the design seemed familiar. Mossa watched as the spider marking faded away.
“Naruto?” Narzo called out.
The blonde shook his head. He was shaking while he tried to make sense for all he had seen.
“What happened?” asked Genjilo.
“It’s a reaction to the chanting,” said Mossa, “but I can’t tell you what caused it.”
“It might be the seal causing it,” said Sasuke.
“What seal?” asked Mossa.
“The Kyuubi’s seal,” answered Sasuke.
“You mean to tell us that Naruto here is a Jinchuriki?” Genjilo asked.
Rolina isn’t going to like this one bit, he thought.
Narzo looked at Mossa.
“Grandma is there anything you can do for him?” he asked.
Mossa shook her head.
“Unfortunately no,” she answered. “I’m not sure if the marks will go away or not. I do know that as long as he is a Jinchuriki, he cannot be blessed. Someone will have to open and close the gate for him.”
Genjilo nodded in understanding.
Naruto opened his eyes slightly to see that he was in front of Kyuubi’s cage. Said demon was looking down at him in concern.
I’m so sorry kit. I truly am.
Naruto reached up to him.
“Shi….ppo….” he said before losing consciousness.
Shippo’s eyes widen. It had been 300 years since anyone called him by that name. Shippo, then, frowned when he remembered why.
Damn you Naraku! He shouted in his mind.
Genjilo lifted the unconscious Naruto on his back.
“One of the elders might know what to do,” he said, “You come along Lord Sasuke. I’m sure her majesty will have questions for you.”
Sasuke nodded and looked at Naruto in both concern and curiosity before they headed to the bridge.
Sakura looked up at what remained of Naruto’s apartment. She sighed.
“Worried about him?” asked a voice.
She looked to her right to see Neji.
“Yeah,” she answered, “I don’t know why someone would want to kill him. He helped save us from the zero tail.”
“Some people still see him as a monster,” Neji stated.
Sakura frowned. She wished everyone could see Naruto the way she sees him. He may be an idiot sometimes, but he was the nicest guy she knows.
“The Hokage wishes to see us,” said Neji.
Sakura nodded and followed him to the Hokage’s office.
“Lady Tsunade,” Neji bowed.
“Ah Neji and Sakura,” said Tsunade.
She quickly shut the door.
“I’m sending you two, Shino, and Kiba on a secret mission,” she whispered, “you four need to go to Solaria City and meet with the Empress. I’ll show you the way there on this map. No one must know about this. Not even the elders.”
“Why are we going there and meeting with someone so important?” asked Sakura.
“You are going to prevent a massive slaughter,” answered Tsunade.
Neji’s and Sakura’s eyes widen. Now they were curious.
Rolina was greatly alarmed when Genjilo came back caring Naruto on his back and with someone she didn’t know.
“What happen?” she asked, “and who is this?”
“This is Sasuke Uchiha,” answered Genjilo.
Rolina frowned. She just got done reading about the massacre. She shook her head. Now was not the time to pity Sasuke.
“What happened to Naruto?” she asked again.
“Possibly a bad reaction to being blessed,” answered Genjilo, “which he isn’t by the way. He is a Jinchuriki.”
“When?” she asked almost in an angry tune.
“During his life at Konoha,” answered Sasuke, “I don’t know how old he was when it happened. The adults tend to keep it hush hush.”
Rolina was now furious.
“First they dive one of the Uchiha’s so badly mad that he kidnaps our first emperor and ancestor,” she started, “then they end up killing them all off except for one. Now they have forcefully sealed a demon within one of our own!? This is the last straw!”
She turned to Genjilo.
“Take Naruto and Sasuke to one of the guest rooms,” she ordered, “I will send of Lady Shezzia to tend to Naruto. She might know how to work with that damnable seal. I’m going to send a message to Konoha demanding to see that Hokage of theirs.”
Genjilo nodded, and both carried Naruto and lead Sasuke to a guest room.
Depending on the outcome of the meeting with the Hokage, Rolina thought, I may declare war.
I had to improvise a little on a couple of characters. Also, I’m sorry if Sasuke seemed out of character. By the way, if you are wondering why Neji is alive. Well, this fic doesn’t follow the manga/anime anymore so I figure I can bring him back to life.
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