My name is Naruto Uzumaki, I am the son of the Fourth Hokage of Konoha. My teammates are Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha. I helped turn the tide of the Fourth Great Ninja War. I befriended the bijuu sealed inside me, the legendary Kyuubi. My sensei is Kakashi Hatake, the Copy Ninja. My master was Jiriaya of the Legendary Three Sannin. My mother was Kushina Uzumaki. I have defeated the Rinnegan, Byakugan, and the Sharingan.
I am Naruto Uzumaki.
And I am dead...
But that is only the beginning.
'I can't believe it ends like this...I never even saw it coming...I guess...it's time to move on.'
Naruto floated towards the infamous bright light, a comforting glow surrounding his weightless body. However, the tunnel seemed incorrect. He would describe the area he was in more like a vast room. But none of that mattered now, all that mattered was his name was being called by someone.
"Naruto! Wake up you lazy Baka!" Thwack!
"OW! What the hell!? Why did you do that?" Naruto whimpered slightly as he held the throbbing bump that was beginning to form courtesy of the pink haired girl sitting in the desk next to him. She glared hard at him for a few more moments before the scowl cracked and slowly transformed into the smile he knew and loved.
"Ah, Naruto you're awake. Did you finally decide class was important enough to listen to?"
A somewhat dazed and confused Naruto tilted his face to find a slightly pissed off Iruka staring up at him. Naruto sheepishly rubbed the back of his neck and chuckled nervously.
"Hehe sorry Iruka-sensei I kinda dozed off." Then suddenly it clicked: he was in a classroom. Not dying on the battlefield like he was sure he was moments before. What the hell is going on? He glanced to his left and saw Hinata was his neighbor on that side. To his right Sakura was sitting between him and Sasuke. She glanced over to see him staring at her and leaned towards him.
"What's the matter Naruto? You looked confused about something." He was a little shocked that she was being so nice to him. The memories from his childhood were much different.
"Is...is this all real? I'm dreaming aren't I?" He pinched himself and jumped when he felt pain shoot through him. Sakura chuckled behind her hand a little at his antics.
"Naruto I just woke you up, didn't I? So how could you be dreaming? You may want to get these notes down considering you're bad at Genjutsu." She wrote a few more things down before returning her gaze to the shell shocked blonde.
"No way...this can't be real...I was just killed...I'm dead not alive...and I wasn't able to keep your promise Sakura-chan..." his downcast gaze prevented him from seeing the look of shock on his pink haired companion to his right.
"But you're right here Naruto. You can't be dead if you're right here." She gazed at him intently and jumped when he abruptly stood up with a slightly panicked look on his face.
Before anyone could question his sudden change in behavior he shunshined out of the room. Reappearing on top of the Fourth Hokage's head Naruto dropped to his knees and clutched his head in pain as memories from both lives began flooding his mind. Flashes of his death made him cringe and gasp for breath. Then came the memories from his current self. What made him smile was finding out that Sakura and himself had became good friends at a very young age. Through this friendship she never turned down the path of being a fangirl and he discovered that she was actually a very strong shinobi already.
"Naruto are you ok?" Looking behind him Naruto was shocked to see his mother standing a few steps away from him, her long red hair playing with the gentle breeze. Naruto held back his tears so he wouldn't seem more out of place than he already felt.
"Y-Yeah mom. I'm fine. In fact...I'm better than fine." He smiled at her until he saw her hand clench up into a threatening fist.
"Good. In that case...GET YOUR ASS BACK TO SCHOOL BEFORE I BEAT YOU THERE!"
He was running before she finished her threat.
'This reality may be different but it seems to be much better. I don't know what happened but I've been given a second chance. This time I will not fail!'
AN: Hey everybody! This story has been rattling around in my head for awhile so I figured it's about time to bring it out. Hope you guys enjoy this along with the Sage of Konoha! A big shout out to tradgicrose who has carried over her skills to help me with this story too.
Until next time!