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After the month passed Naruto stood atop the Hokage monument, his father's coat blowing billowing in the breeze and his mother's armor shining in the sun. He also now wore a pair of gauntlets and grieves to match the armor. Raising two fingers to his ear he spoke, "Kin, is everything set?"
"Yes sir." Kin's voice crackled over the radio. "We're ready to go when the shit hits the fan."
"Understood, I'm going over to the stadium now," Naruto said, "make sure everyone's in place." Naruto removed his finger and, in a flash, disappeared from his perch.
At the arena, everyone from the humble Ichirakus to Hokage and Kazekage were in attendance. Genma Shiranui had taken the place of Gekko Hayate as the exam's proctor and got ready to start suddenly, Naruto appeared in some kind of flash grabbing everyone's attention.
"I'm not late am I?" Naruto asked.
"Just in time," Genma said. Naruto looked down the line and saw that Sasuke was absent.
"Anybody seen duck-ass?" Naruto asked.
"He's your teammate." Neji said with a smirk. "Shouldn't you know?"
"I've been too busy to worry about that back stabbing bastard." Naruto growled. "And don't think I haven't forgotten about your ass kicking you've got coming." He narrowed his eyes at the Hyuga who just looked away with a sneer. "So where is the Uchiha?"
"Last I heard, he was training under Kakashi Hatake, so knowing him, he'll probably be late." Genma said.
"Late enough to be disqualified?" asked Naruto with a smirk. "I mean we have all these potential clients here, should we let them think that Konoha ninjas tolerate tardiness for scheduled appointments." Genma and several of the genin smirked and chuckled at the boy's way of hopefully boosting Konoha's rep and sabotaging the guy who almost got him killed. Genma glanced up at the Hokage who chuckled at his grandson's skill in deception and nodded.
"If Sasuke Uchiha does not arrive in time for his match, then he will be disqualified!" Genma announced, getting a lot of boos and complaints from most of the people in the crowd.
"Silence!" the Hokage shouted, effectively shutting everyone up. "If a ninja cannot arrive in time for scheduled appointments then he does not deserve the rank of chunin. With that being said, I am proud to welcome you all here and may the final round of the Chunin Exam begin!"
"The first match between Shikamaru Nara and Ino Yamanaka will now begin." Genma stated.
"Actually, I'd like to withdraw." Ino said grabbing everyone's attention. "Sorry Shikamaru, but even after all the training I did last month, I know I'm still no match for you mentally or physically." she smiled at him. "Maybe next time," Shikamaru nodded and, deep down, was glad that she was withdrawing. He'd already had to fight one of his teammates; he didn't want to take on the other.
"All right then with Ino off the board, the first match will be between Naruto Uzumaki and Neji Hyuga." Genma said. "Would all other combatants please leave the arena." As everyone left, the Sand Siblings shooting Naruto a few smiles, Neji and Naruto stood apart from one another.
"You should withdraw now as well." Neji suggested. "You were fated for defeat the second I was chosen as your opponent." Naruto started tapping his foot and drumming his fingers against his arm in annoyance.
"Look you arrogant, white eyed bastard, you may think you're a bad ass as a Hyuga prodigy, which I respect believe it or not, but the way you're going about it, attacking your cousin, you own fucking family, that's just begging for someone to put you in your place." Naruto slammed his fist into his hand. "And unfortunately for you, that someone is me. Genma, start the match please."
"You are a fool." Neji said, entering his Gentle Fist Stance.
"Well if both parties are in agreement, the let the first match of the Chunin Exam Finals," Genma said bringing his hand down in a chopping motion, "Begin!"
In the stands the rookies who hadn't made it to the finals were looking down at Naruto and Neji. As before, the group was giving Sakura the cold shoulder and they noticed that Hinata was wearing her coat a little more open than usual and seemed to be wearing what appeared to be an armor similar to Naruto's while Lee seemed to be wearing a strange set of gauntlets and grieves, Tenten also appeared a bit different than what they were use to her seeing, she was in a tight dress and had, of all things, a strange briefcase by her side.
"Do you think Naruto'll be all right?" Choji asked, inhaling chips.
"Of course he will be, he beat me after all." Kiba said proudly.
"Kiba's arrogance aside," Tenten said, "Naruto's not the same ninja he was a month ago."
"And to add to that," Lee said placing a hand on Hinata's shoulder, "he's got a damn good reason for kicking Neji's ass."
"I thought he was you're guy's teammate," Choji said, slightly confused. "Shouldn't you be cheering for him?" Tenten snorted and looked away.
"Anyone who does something as unyouthful as try to kill someone as innocent and sweet as Hinata is no one we want to associate ourselves with." Lee said, his voice dripping with disgust.
"Think of Neji as our team's version of Sasuke." Tenten said.
"Ouch, that's harsh." Ino said as she joined the group. Any form of crush she had had on the Uchiha survivor had long since disappeared.
"Well it's not to that extreme, but I assume you get the idea." Lee said.
Back down at the fight, Naruto had charged head first and started throwing punches and kicks. Neji dodge, parried, and blocked all of the armored blond's attacks effortlessly. When he started to counter attack, Naruto jumped back and away.
"You are a fool for thinking you could attack a Hyuga head on." Neji said. "Surrender now."
"Man you're like a broken record you know that?" Naruto said. "I was just trying to judge your skills. Hinata gave me a few tips on the Hyuga fighting style over the last month. And she wasn't the only one giving me tips." Naruto shifted into the same Hard Fist stance used by Lee: one hand behind his back and the other raised as if beckoning him on. Up in the stands, everyone looked at Lee who sat smirking. Naruto suddenly disappeared in a blur of movement, far too fast for Neji to react against and found Naruto's fist buried in his stomach before finding himself launched backward and buried in the wall. Naruto walked towards Neji with a small smirk on his face.
"Hurts don't it?" asked Naruto. "That's only a fraction of the power I've gained over the past month. Only a fraction of the pain I'm going to unleash on your sorry ass." Neji pulled himself out of the wall and glared at Naruto.
"You think you can beat me because of a few tricks you've learned and the advice of a treacherous failure." Neji said, getting an eye twitch from Naruto at his insult to Hinata. "Fate has decreed that I will win this fight."
"Man, fate this, fate that, jeeze man you're like a broken record. What made you such a pessimistic bastard?" Neji glared at Naruto and ripped off his headband and started his tirade about the main house enslaved the branch house with the Caged Bird Seal and how his father died to protect the main house and the Byakugan. When he finished, Naruto was yawning.
"You finished?" asked Naruto. "Look man, you got a bum rap and I agree that those bastards in the Hyuga clan need an ass whooping for what they do to you and your father, but you think you've got it bad? Let me show you what bad is." Naruto pressed a button on his armor and raised his armor on his stomach to show his seal. "You see this? This is the seal that the Fourth Hokage, my father, used to seal the Nine Tailed fox inside of me, his son. Now after thinking about it a bit, I get that he kind of had to use me because he trusted me with it, couldn't really ask anyone to do what he wasn't willing to do himself, and it was something of a convenience. And you know what I've gotten because of it? Hell, strait up hell. I've been beaten, overcharged, thrown out, and basically treated worse than you Branch Hyugas. At least you all are treated as humans. The assholes of this village have treated me as less than dirt because of their own short sightedness. So you think you've got it bad Neji, you don't know shit!" Naruto shot forward and unleashed a barrage of lightning fast attacks on Neji. Few of which the Hyuga was able to block. After a few moments, he was able to push Naruto off balance.
"You are in the realm of my eight trigrams." Neji said. He lashed out with a series of strikes from his charka tipped fingers, but quickly found he was striking air.
"Up here Mr. All-Seeing-Eyes." Naruto said. Neji looked up and his jaw dropped along with everyone else in the stadium. Naruto was hovering off the ground with his arms crossed and a smile on his face. "You like them? A little gift from Temari of the Desert, it's basically a variation of the tree walking exercise, except your channeling chakra through special wind seals on the soles of my greaves, thus enabling flight. What does Fate say about that Mr. Pessimist?" Neji growled and leapt at Naruto. Naruto just grabbed Neji's arm and whirled around to throw him back to the ground.
"I cannot lose to you; Fate has said that I will win?" Neji said.
"Yeah whatever," Naruto said, raising his fist. "You remember that blast I nailed Kiba with during the prelims?" He opened his hand to reviel a glowing blue orb. "Here's a watered down version of it." He fired a concentrated beam of chakra at Neji's chest but Neji countered with his Kaiton jutsu.
"Ok, that is impressive but I've also picked up a little trick from Kankoro of the desert." Naruto said as his gantlets suddenly sprang open to revile several kunis, tri-pronged kunies. "Weapon concealments," With a surge of chakra he fired the kuni in the air and they rained down upon the field.
"You know I met my long lost siblings, well it turns out that they were pretty good at my Old Man's jutsus, particularly the Flying Thunder God." Naruto said before he disappeared and started to knock Neji around by appearing and disappearing rapidly before he knocked him skyward.
"And then there's his other original jutsu." Naruto held his hand out, a concentrated sphere of chakra swirling in his hand. "Rasangan!" he roared and slammed the jutsu into Neji's chest before he turned around and slammed him to the ground. "Fate doesn't have anything to do with how we live our lives Neji, so you can sit around blaming everything on fate or you can get off your ass and so something about it."
"Winner of the first match, Naruto Uzumaki-Nakamazi!" Genma shouted to the mixed calls of the crowd. Naruto just kept walking, ignoring the jeers as well as the cheers. When he approached the fighter's box he smiled at his friends.
"So, what did you think of the first real combat test?" Naruto asked.
"Nicely done," Garra said.
"So you really got all that help from Hinata and the sand siblings for this fight?" Shikamaru asked. Naruto nodded. "Wow, you must have really wanted to hurt Neji."
"To the same degree I want to hurt Sasuke." Naruto said.
"An impressive first round, wouldn't you say Lord Kazekage?" the Hokage asked.
"Indeed." The 'Kazekage' hissed. "The boy is more impressive than once believed. Is it true that he's the son of your late successor?"
"It is." Saritobi confirmed. "Although I think he acts more like his mother." He added with a chuckle.
After Genma called for Sasuke and Garra to come down for the next match, Garra stood on the field with his arms crossed while Sasuke didn't show up. They waited 10 minutes before Genma called the match in Garra's favor. The crowd started their bitching when that happened and the Hokage had to unleash his killing intent to shut them all up again. After that Shino tied with Kankuro and Shikamaru surrendered to Temari claiming he was too low on chakra when he had her on the ropes.
In the kage booth, Orochimaru, disguised as the Kazekage was confused as to why the Sand Siblings weren't sticking to the plan and why Garra seemed so calm. Well normal calm anyway, not his usual bottled up storm kind of calm.
When Naruto and Garra stood on the field to begin their match, there was a swirl of leaves and Kakashi and Sasuke appeared.
"You're too late." Naruto said bluntly, shooting a look at the two of them. "Sasuke's been disqualified."
"What?" Kakashi and Sasuke shouted at the same time.
"It's true." Garra said. "Now please leave for mine and Naruto's match." Naruto had to admit; after Komachi fixed Garra's seal he had become much more polite along with not being a psychopathic killing machine.
"I'm an Uchiha," Sasuke started
"And you're still responsible for showing up for appointments on time, just like Kakashi-sensei fails to do," Naruto interrupted, "repeatedly." He added. "So take off, Garra and I have a fight to get to." Sasuke gritted his teeth and charged at Naruto.
I was hoping he would do that. Naruto thought as he turned up his hand and fired a repulsar blast from his palm, knocking him off his feet and dropping him in front of Kakashi.
"Get him out of here will you Kakashi-sensei." Naruto said. Kakashi nodded and gathered Sasuke up in his arms and disappeared.
"Well if that's all," Genma said. However, at that time, white feathers started to fall from the sky.
"And so it begins." Naruto said. He pressed his fingers against his ear. "Attention all Ironmen, the invasion has begun. I repeat the Invasion has begun. All units, Armor Up!" Naruto slammed his fist into his chest and from it, spread red and gold armor, connecting to his gauntlets and boots while a helmet snapped into place. Garra also started donning armor, thought it was more demonic looking and had a red and silver color scheme.
Up in the stands, Hinata threw off her jacket, Lee slammed his gauntlets together, and Tenten opened her briefcase. Hinata was donned in armor similar to Naruto's but was silver instead of gold. Lee was wearing a set of silver armor that glowed red, blue, and purple in some places. Tenten meanwhile was wearing a suit of demonic grey armor that fit her perfectly like Hinata's.
In the Kage Booth, Orohchimaru had reviled himself and was holding Saritobi at kuni point.
"You're village is doomed Saritobi-sensei." The snake sanin hissed.
"You want a bet my former student." Saritobe said as his robes were dorn apart to reviel a set of red, white, blue, and yellow armor. (Think Burning/God Gundam from G-Gundam). "And I'm not alone; won't you agree Swordmaster, Gunslinger?" Komachi and Towa appeared by the Hokae's side, activating their own armors. Komachi was a dark blue color with gold around her joints while Towa's was all red with several weapons protruding from his back.
Outside the stadium standing ontop of the Hokage's tower, Dosu was already decked out in bulky grey armor that was armed to the teeth.
"Showtime." He said putting his helmet on.
Deep in a cave, Kin sat in front of a series of monitors as images of the Iron-Men appeared.
"Rock Lee, Gilgamesh-armor: online. Tenten, Pandora armor: online. Garra of the Desert, Lucifer armor: online." Kin said, reading off each of their information. "Komachi Nakamazi, Swordmaster armor, online. Towa Uzumaki, Gunslinger armor: online. Hizen Saritobi, Burning God armor: online. Dosu, War Machine armor: online. Hinata Hyuga, Rescue armor: online. Naruto Uzumaki-Nakamazi, Ironman armor: online." Kin smiled as she saw all of them in the green. "Iron-men brigade, online."