FINALLY the 5th chappie is out! Sorry for the very long wait peeps… I've been kinda depressed for the past months or so, cos my mum's been sick for a few months…
Hopefully to all my loyal readers, my writing style hasn't changed or gotten worse… Hopefully
Originally, I was going to make this a "training" chappie, but I felt that the chappie I wrote on it was too crap. Besides, the mood shifted from playful in the first half, to serious in the second half. So, I scrapped it :O
Oh yeah, also I reread my fic, and I have to say, it is VERY crap. (No offence whatsoever to Inner and Outer, even though, this is Outer complaining) I'm not going to bother to rewrite it, though if you think the gap between the moods of the first four chappies and the rest of the fic is quite large, please tell me =)
AND, I find that I have a habit of using faces, such as :O and =) I think it's 'cos I'm addicted to Facebook… =="
Tenten: Vetty is being lazy and I shall do the disclaimer!
Vetty: go ahead
Tenten: Vetty does not own us: we belong to Kishi-chan. Vetty only owns Shinji, Rina, Ruri, the wolf summons, Jyuubi-tou-san, Kasumi, Natsumi and Izumi.
Vetty: Thanks Tenten. Now, on with the story!
Inner Vetty: Don't you think that Vetty is more serious and little withdrawn? (Ehehe… even her depressed state has touched me a li'l…) Even though for some of you lots' fics, her reviews are really hyper, but that's only 'cos I come out and write them!
"Tennie" – normal speech
"Naru-chan" – demon speech
'Kyu-chan' – thoughts and mind speech
'Juu-kun' – demon thoughts and mind speech
'Izumi' – Kasumi and Izumi's speech
'Kasumi' – Kasumi and Izumi's thoughts
"Woah!," one sun-kissed blonde exclaimed to the brunette girl, carrying a tortoise, trotting along beside him, and a small blue-white tiger at his heels. "I can't believe 5 years has passed already."
"Yeah, I know right!" Tenten replied. "We had fun though, hanging out with tou-sama and kaa-sama. Though…"
"I wonder what happened to Konoha in our absence?"
"Yeah. I wonder if anything's changed…" Naruto trailed off. They lapsed back into silence. The blue-white tiger loped eagerly towards the gates of Konoha.
To the Konoha gatekeepers, Izumo and Kotetsu, two shadowed figures slowly advancing to the gates looked quite suspicious. Both had a loose silken hooded cloak to shade them from the sun's heat, and one carried a tortoise, while the other had a small blue-ish white tiger loping in front of him. They could tell that the figure carrying the tortoise was distinctly female, while the other figure was male.
But they got a shock of their life when they were approached by a vaguely familiar sun-kissed blond and brunette who had both thrown off their hoods to reveal their faces.
"Identification papers please," Izumo stated boredly. Naruto quickly fished through his scroll pouch, before frowning, and searching it again.
"I can't find them!"
"BAKA! I told you I should have carried them instead!"
"Butbutbut…" Naruto blubbed.
"Just give me your scrolls, otouto."
"Fine." Naruto pouted, but gave her his scroll pouch anyways. She rummaged through it, and found a gold scroll, which she unravelled. Biting her thumb, she dropped a drop of her blood on a small kanji for "documents". Handing over the papers, she then promptly whacked Naruto over the head.
"BAKA! They were in there the whole time!"
Naruto nursed the growing bump on his head. "Itai…" he whined.
Izumo quickly scanned the documents. Kotetsu looked over his shoulder to see whether they were genuine or not. Finding no traces of fraud, Izumo handed them back to Tenten, before doing a double take, and quickly scanning their names.
"Naruto and Tenten?"
"Hai?" The two siblings chorused back.
"Oh. This is what you meant the last time we saw you."
"Yup!" Naruto said cheerfully.
"Anyways, for your information, Konoha hasn't changed much. Except that the Harunos have moved to some other place because their house was burned down."
"Good to know!" Tenten grinned mischievously.
"Anyways, have fun in Konoha, and please go visit the Hokage first."
"Will do. Later." The siblings walked into Konoha, bidding Izumo and Kotetsu farewell. They looked at the sibling's retreating backs, and Izumo sighed.
"Looks like we have more boring guard duty to do."
Naruto and Tenten walked through the streets of Konoha, ignoring the curious and disgusted stares that they received from the civilians. Murmurs and whispers soon started up.
"Look, it's the demon brats."
"Why do they have a tortoise and a tiger with them."
"I wish they stayed out of Konoha, and where they were for 5 years."
"I wonder why they're back. If I was them, I wouldn't come back at all."
"So long they don't interfere with my business, then I'm not going to provoke them."
Tenten sighed. At least it was better than before they left. Back then, no civilians would dare talk nice things about them in fear they would be shunned and their businesses going bankrupt due to lack of customers. She supposed the Hokage put them in their places after their leaving celebration after their departure.
"Nee-chan? Nee-chan!" Naruto waved a hand in front of her blank face.
"We're at ojii-chan's tower."
The two of them walked up the stairs, where they met Sarutobi's pink-haired secretary. She looked positively murderous when she recognised their faces.
"What are you demons doing here!"
"Huh? We didn't do anything."
"Lies! You destroyed Konoha 12 years ago, and my clan compound 5 years ago! You're not worthy to stay in Konoha! GET OUT!"
"Huh? We did that?" The siblings looked clueless, but inside, Jyuubi and Kyuubi were raging at her.
'That… that BITCH! I'm going to murder her!'
'HEY, COUNT ME IN TOO! I bags killing her first!'
'I BAGS KILLING HER FIRST! After all, I can get Shinigami to revive her, while you can't!' Jyuubi grinned smugly over at Kyuubi.
'GAH! Damn you and your privileges!'
"YES YOU DID! Now GET OUT OF MY SIGHT!"
Naruto had one more smart-ass remark to say to her before she truly kicked them out for real.
"You're not my mother. You can't tell me what to do."
"ARGH!" She seethed. It was the last straw for her. Before she could kick them out, the Hokage opened the door, and stepped out to greet his guests.
"Ohayou Tenten and Naruto. Good to see you after 5 years," The hokage smiled, and ignored the tense atmosphere, and the weak killing intent that his secretary gave off.
"Ohayou gozaimasu ojii-sama!"
The Hokage turned to his secretary. The woman looked scared by his aura.
"What did I tell you and the rest of Konoha 5 years ago?"
"To not insult the demon chil–."
The Hokage cut her off. "And what did you do just then?"
"Insult the demons."
"Good. At least you understand. You're fired, by the way." The Hokage took the stacks of paperwork from his ex-secretary's desk, and walked back into his office, with Tenten and Naruto following. His ex-secretary stared with her mouth open.
"You'll catch flies if you keep on doing that," Tenten added cheekily, before slamming the door to the Hokage's office shut. The pink-haired woman just closed her mouth angrily, before grabbing her belongings and storming out of the Hokage Tower.
The Hokage quickly put up a silencing barrier, and signalled for the ANBU in the room to leave.
"So, what have you been up to for the past five years?"
"Well…" Naruto trailed off.
"Tou-san and Kaa-chan argued heaps…"
"… And we travelled around all the countries!"
"Though… Iwa kicked us out when we went in without a henge."
"And we met Dei- chan in Iwa too!"
"And Panda-chan* in Suna!" The Hokage raised an eyebrow.
"Oh. Nee-chan likes to call Gaara-chan Panda-chan."
"Otouto, he does look like a panda though…"
"And we had a lot of training and learning jutsus too." Naruto summed up.
"Sounds like you had fun."
"Why are you carrying a tortoise, and why is there a tiger with you?"
Tenten held the tortoise in front of her. "This is Izumi-chan. She's one of tou-san and kaa-chan's friends."
Naruto pointed to the tiger. "And this is Kasumi-chan, who is also one of tou-san and kaa-chan's friends."
The tortoise and tiger frowned in sync. "We're not just friends; we're BEST friends with Kyu-chan and Ju-chan. Besides, we represent and watch parts of the world. Kasumi-chan represents and watches the weather and I, Izumi represent and watch the oceans."
The Hokage surprised the four of them by bowing low to the ground with his head on the floor. "Pleased to meet you in person, Kasumi-sama and Izumi-sama."
"Likewise," Izumi muttered, before shutting her eyes again.
"I've managed to purchase an apartment for you. Your apartment is right next to Hyuuga Neji's one."
"Yes! Accommodation!" Tenten cheered. Naruto grinned.
"And you've got a guy next door too," he added deviously.
"Shuddup Naruto!" Tenten playfully whacked her brother.
"I've installed a chakra lock with the normal keyhole, so you can put chakra into the keyhole, and you can enter."
"That's good for us. That means Naruto can't lose the key."
"Ojii-chan, do we also go to the Academy?"
"Yes. Actually, today is graduation day for the highest class of the Academy. I've enrolled you in, but you don't have to spend a year in there. If you pass the graduation test, you'll be allowed to be a Genin."
Naruto and Tenten's eyes sparkled. With a big cry of "Arigatou gozaimasu, ojii-chan!" they lunged at him and hugged him like there was no tomorrow. The Sandaime smiled ruefully. It seemed like they were still young children at heart, not that they weren't children.
After they had finished hugging him, the Sandaime gave them a map of Konoha just in case they got lost. Tenten shot Naruto a smug grin, and Naruto gratefully sealed the map into a scroll for easy access.
Just before the siblings left, the Sandaime said, "Don't forget to go to the Academy soon. The graduation test starts in about half an hour."
The two siblings said a hasty goodbye, before dashing out of the Hokage building, their cloaks flying in the wind and a blue-ish white tiger at their heels. Izumi-chan sat snuggled in Tenten's arms.
While they were dashing through Konoha, Tenten had a sudden flashback to Takashi's weapon shop. She realised that Kasumi and that sword with the blue dragon and blue winged tiger on it looked like they belonged together. "Naruto! Can we stop at Takashi's Weapon Shop first?"
"Okay. Why though?"
"I've seen a katana that looks like Kasumi-chan's property."
"Hmm…" Naruto thought back to that time at the shop.
~Flashback no Jutsu~
He looked at a silver katana, lightly decorated with a blue dragon, which was coiled around the hilt, and a blue winged tiger cub which was engraved onto the silver sheath. He moved to touch it, but it pulsed slightly, as if warning him to stay away from it.
~End Flashback no Jutsu~
"Oh yeah. I know that one."
"Yeah, it's the one which rejected you, wasn't it?"
Naruto pouted. "Yeah."
They arrived at Takashi's Weapon Shop, and as they walked it, a tinkle of a bell was heard. They gasped with surprise. The whole shop had been renovated, and everything was sparkling. It seemed like Takashi had been busy while they were away.
"Welcome to my shop!" A cheerful welcome was heard. Footsteps rounded the corner of the counter, and then paused when the person got a good look at his customers.
"Wow. Is that you, little Tennie and Naru?" Takashi seemed bewildered.
Tenten launched herself at the man. "TAKASHI-OJI-CHAN!" Takashi laughed as he hugged her, and then put her down to hug Naruto as well.
"It's good to see you so bright and cheerful! And you have two animal companions too! So, what brings you to my shop?"
"Well…" Naruto trailed off.
"We wanted to purchase that silver katana, which was decorated with a blue dragon coiled around the hilt, and a blue winged tiger cub engraved onto the sheath."
"Oh, that one? No-one's ever tried to buy that one, because every time they try to pick it up, it rejects them quite viciously. There have been several lightning burns, frostbite, drenching of the hand, you name it! Though they all seem to be related to the weather. It's rather strange."
"Really?" Tenten looked astounded while Kasumi sat down on her haunches and licked her paw with what looked like a smug look on her face.
"Because of all the incidents, I'll give it to you for free. I think it would be best if you take it." Takashi led them up to the back of the shop, where a lonely silver katana rested on an elegant blue cushion embroidered with weather phenomenon on it.
'Heh,' Kasumi thought. 'How ironic. Nice to see that my katana hasn't deteriorated over the years.'
'Lucky sister.' Izumi expressed her jealousy. 'I want my soul weapon back too.'
Naruto knelt down and scooped up Kasumi, who took the katana by its hilt. Naruto then got some of her blood, and taking out a golden scroll with sky blue clouds on it, he sealed the katana and its sheath into the scroll. Kasumi hopped down from the stand, her tail waving in satisfaction.
Takashi merely smiled, and replied, "You're welcome. Shouldn't you have a place to go?"
Naruto's eyes were wide.
"KUSO! The Academy Graduation test should be starting in about 5 minutes!"
"Oh my KAMI, you're right for once!" Naruto just gave her a withering look.
"Thanks again Takashi-oji-san!" they chorused, before speeding off to the Academy.
Baka – Idiot
Itai – Ouch…, it's painful
Konoha – the Hidden Village in the Leaves
Hokage – the most powerful ninja in Konoha
Nee-chan – Informal for big sister
Ojii-chan – VERY informal for grandfather
Ohayou – Good Morning
Arigatou gozaimasu – Thankyou very much
Tou-san – father, dad
Kaa-chan – mother, mum Aussie spelling :D
Kasumi – a female Japanese name meaning "Mist"
Izumi – a female Japanese name meaning "Fountain"
Kyuubi – the nine-tailed fox
Jyuubi – the ten-tailed dragon (I now realize Jyuubi is supposed to be Jyuubi in romaji)
Oji-san – Uncle – don't get confused with ojii-san and oji-san. They are different.
Katana – a Japanese blade
Kuso – literally "Shit"
Oh my Kami – Oh my God – I use that instead of Oh my God
*In Japan, I don't think there are pandas, but oh well.
SO FINALLY the 5th chappie is finished!
I'm so proud of myself :D
Sorry for leaving all you readers out there for about 8 months? Gomenasai *bows*
So, hopefully this chappie is up to your standard, and please read and review! If it was crappy, please tell me too, but I don't really want any flames…
Vetty: Now, it's time for Kasumi and Izumi to make an appearance outside the studio!
Vetty: Izumi's pretty lazy, ne?
Vetty: Anyways, all you readers are probably wondering who Kasumi and Izumi are.
Kasumi: And that's a secret ;D
Izumi: Zzzzz… We do have a human form too…
Vetty: Hey! Izumi, no giving out clues!
Kasumi: She already did.
Vetty: *pouts* Anyways, I'll give you a little background info. Kasumi and Izumi are my OCs, and, if I'm not lazy, I may write a side story which follows the same plotline as Jinchuuriki Siblings, but is from the point of view of Kasumi and Izumi's sister, Natsumi *covers mouth* Did I just say that out loud?
Izumi: *opens one eye* Yes, you did. Baka.
Vetty: T.T Izumi's so mean D: Anyways–
Jyuubi: *barges in suddenly* Read and Review!
Vetty: ehh? My time is up already?
Kyuubi: Of course it is!