Just a quick reminder that this is a re-write.
Also it's late at night and I'm not wearing my glasses (they're broken :( ) so there MAY be a couple mistakes so please bare with.
It had been a couple years since the end of the fourth shinobi war and three months since the incident with the moon. The citizens of Konoha had just about finished mending the damage caused by the meteorites fragments and all was peaceful once again.
Hatake Kakashi, the sixth Hokage, stared tiredly at the five shinobi standing before him. Their expressions that of utter confusion.
"You want to send us on a mission to protect a school that's for people who use magic?" Shikamaru spoke slowly.
"A school for wizards and witches?" Sakura questioned uncertainly "have you found Tsunade's sake stash?"
Kakashi sighed "look I know it sounds ... unbelievable, but trust me when I say that I am being completely serious"
"Why would magic users need help from us?" Naruto asked "wouldn't shinobi stand out among them?"
"Magic isn't quite how it is in stories" Kakashi began "it's more like how we use chakra, in fact it pretty much is chakra that is manipulated differently. We can channel it throughout our bodies and with seals, manipulate the chakra to form jutsu's. With magic users, their chakra is weaker and can usually only be manipulated through an object in order to control it"
"That makes sense I suppose" Sai spoke.
"Because of how our jutsu is similar to their magic, shinobi would be able to blend in without much suspicion" Kakashi answered Naruto's question.
"Why does the school need protection?" Hinata asked.
"Turns out that the magical community has their own bad guys and this year they are holding a tournament that will open their campus to two other magical schools. Naturally the schools headmaster has decided that some extra protection wouldn't hurt"
"And your sending us" Naruto summed up "babysitting mission" he sighed unhappily "how lame"
"Its this or helping the elderly" Kakashi informed the blond. Needless to say that things had been so quite lately that high rank missions weren't very common.
"Babysitting mission!" Naruto shouted in a distressed voice.
"Alright this has the potential to be a year long mission so pack accordingly. Meet at the western gate in an hour. The headmaster of the school will be waiting, along with the sixth member of your team" Kakashi explained "also you will need to wear these" he held out five rings "these were sent by the client and they have been charmed with magic to allow you to understand, speak and write English, you will also be able to do so in Japanese like normal if you wish to" he handed them to each of the shinobi "now you are dismissed"
50 minutes later Hinata, Sakura and Sai stood at the gate.
"This mission sounds rather weird" Hinata spoke "and I don't mean it because of the magic users but because we don't really know what we're getting ourselves into" she explained.
"That true and anything could go wrong as well" Sakura sighed "it's going to end up more then just a simple protection mission"
"Given our history, it is most likely" Sai agreed.
"Last time we ended up on the moon" Hinata giggled "who knows what will come next"
"Hopefully nothing" Shikamaru spoke as he and Naruto the joined the group.
It wasn't long before Naruto pointed out two people who were walking towards the gate "Think that's the headmaster and our sixth person?" he questioned.
After a few minutes the two figures were close enough to see properly.
"Oi it's Sasuke and some old guy!" Naruto grinned "Is Sasuke coming with us?"
"How are we supposed to know" Sai sighed "ask him when he gets here"
Naruto jumped around in excitement till Sasuke and the old man were within speaking distance.
"ARE YOU COMING ON THE MISSION SASUKE?" he shouted at his friend who simply ignored him till they came to a stop at the gate.
"This is the Headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore. Kakashi asked me to escort him to the village since I was passing his position" Sasuke introduced "and yes I am joining the mission" he answered Naruto, who cheered and tried to hug the Uchiha but was kept at arms length, a silver ring just like the ones Kakashi gave them was on his ring finger.
"It's good to see you so excited for your mission" the old man, Dumbledore, smiled.
"We should introduce ourselves" Shikamaru spoke "I'm Shikamaru and these are Naruto, Hinata, Sakura and Sai"
"Pleasure to meet you" Dumbledore said "I am pleased that you agreed to take this mission" he added "If your all packed I think it would be best to head out as soon as possible"
"Of course" Hinata said "where exactly are we going, if you don't mind me asking"
"Hogwarts is located in Scotland, which is overseas in the United Kingdom" Dumbledore explained, only to be answered with blank looks "have any of you been outside of the elemental nations?" he asked curiously.
"No we haven't" Sakura admitted.
"Well then this will be a great new adventure for you all" Dumbledore smiled "the school year starts in two weeks and there is much you will need to learn in that time, to make things less confusing for you"
"How will we be getting to your school?" Naruto asked "it sounds far away"
"I will apparate us all to the Leaky Cauldron, which is a pub/inn in London. " Dumbledore spoke "its similar to your teleportation techniques"
Naruto shouldered his luggage and grasped onto Dumbledore left arm "I'm assuming we need to be touching you for this to work?"
"Yes, or touching someone who is touching me"
Hinata took Naruto's hand with a smile, causing Naruto to blush slightly. The two had been together since the moon mission but both were still a little embarrassed at times.
Sai linked his arm with Hinata's and Shikamaru grasped Dumbledore' other arm. Sakura then linked arms with Shikamaru. Sasuke, without a sound, moved next to Sakura and grasped her hand. Not even glancing at her.
"All set then?" Dumbledore asked.
After receiving five 'yes' and one 'hn' Dumbledore apparated.
The appeared inside doorstep of the Leaky Cauldron
"Whoa, that was cool" Naruto grinned.
His teammates however, were not so cheery.
"That was not nice" Hinata groaned, hands on knees.
"Agreed" Sakura held her stomach in an attempt to stop the nausea.
"Apparation does tend to be rough for the first few times" Dumbledore said with sympathy "it will pass soon".
There weren't very many people about in the pub tonight but those who were, stared at Dumbledore's odd companions.
"Good evening Professor Dumbledore" greeted Tom from behind the bar "those rooms you asked for are ready when needed" he held out some room keys.
"Thank you Tom" Dumbledore smiled as he took the keys from the man, then turned to the shinobi who had somewhat recovered "I have a couple rooms set up for you to stay in for the next couple weeks before school starts. Seeing as it's rather late, I should let you rest for the night and give you details in the morning" Dumbledore gave the room keys to Shikamaru "I will come by at 9am, for now I shall bid you goodnight" he nodded at them before apparating.
"Okey so we have three rooms" Shikamaru said, holding up the keys.
"Hinata and I will take a room" Sakura said, taking one of the keys.
"Alright" Shikamaru looked at Naruto "you can share with Sasuke and Sai with me"
The three rooms were along the same hallway and each had two double beds and basic furniture inside.
Naruto bid his friends goodnight, then promptly jumped onto one of the beds.
"So how have your travels been?" he asked Sasuke who claimed the second bed.
"Alright" he said simply.
"Just aright?" Naruto questioned eagerly. He knew Sasuke wasn't a fan of talking heaps but he was gradually changing over the years.
"I wasn't exactly gone for long" he pointed out. It had been only a month since he was last in Konoha.
"A month is a long time you know" Naruto pouted "why wont you tell me about your journeys?"
"Because there isn't anything for me to say" Sasuke sighed "I'm seeing things I've seen before but with different eyes" he had meant 'without a vengeful heart' but he was also literally seeing things with Itachi's eyes.
"Your so boring" Naruto sighed and rummaged through his luggage for his pajamas.
"I'm not here to entertain you" Sasuke spoke as he removed his poncho.
"Yeah well, your my friend and friends are supposed to tell friends things" Naruto continued "its how it goes"
He got no response from Sasuke and was about to say something more about friendship but stopped when he noticed that Sasuke had fallen asleep atop the bed covers. Naruto wasn't even that surprised since his friend had been travelling non-stop before tonight.
"Goodnight Sasuke" he said before changing and getting into his own bed.
"There is so much we need to learn before we even begin the mission" Hinata sighed from under the covers of her bed.
"Yeah but at least we're being given the time to learn it, rather then simply being thrown into this society without any information and looking like idiots" Sakura replied from her own bed.
"That's true..." Hinata trailed off, she wanted to ask Sakura a question but was to shy to do so. She had wanted to ask one of the girls for some time now but just couldn't bring herself to do it.
"What do you want to ask Hinata?" Sakura asked kindly, knowing how shy Hinata can be.
"It's nothing" Hinata brushed off.
"It's not nothing" Sakura sat up "you keep looking like you want to ask something"
"Okey ... well .. it's about Naruto" Hinata blushed.
"Ohh" Sakura smirked "this is a love question?" teasing her friend slightly.
"Kinda .. it's just that I don't really know much about being in a relationship and I don't know what I'm supposed to do"
"How do you mean?" Sakura asked confused.
"Naruto takes me out to dinner sometimes and we spend time together or train most days but that's about it" Hinata spoke shyly "it's been a couple months but we haven't really gotten past that first kiss point"
"I really am not the person to be giving relationship advice" Sakura stated "but this is Naruto we're talking about, hes a bit dense. If you want to move forward in your relationship in anyway, your going to have to bring it up and take charge"
"Not buts, Hinata. You wont scare him away if you kiss him more often, if anything he will get the idea" Sakura said "but like I said, not the right person to be asking"
Hinata was silent for a few minutes as she thought about what Sakura said.
"Thank you" she grinned "I think your right, I mean it did take him ages to realize that I loved him"
"That's an understatement" Sakura laughed with her.
For a moment the two women were quiet.
"So Sasuke's on the mission with us" Hinata spoke "for roughly a year"
"Yes he is" Sakura replied, not exactly sure what Hinata was getting at.
"On a mission for a year with the women who declared her undying love for him like twice" Hinata grinned beneath her blankets.
"The guy is all about redemption" Sakura spoke "he has little interest in love ... not that he loves me or anything ..."
"You don't know that" Hinata pointed out "according to Kakashi-san hes been affectionate towards you"
"Well I don't know what Kakashi-sensei is seeing" Sakura muttered just loud enough for Hinata to hear, then spoke "I think we should get to sleep, lots of information being unloaded on us tomorrow"
"Uh ha" Hinata smiled "Goodnight, Sakura"
The next morning Shikamaru woke his teammates up at 6am and while they sat around a table down in the pub eating breakfast he ask them how the mission should be done.
"We have a few options, of course we will decide after Dumbledore talks to us today but I want to get a head start on planning this mission" he started "first option is have all of us go undercover as students"
"Wouldn't we look out of place?" Sai asked "we're too old"
"That is true but we could henge into younger versions of ourselves or use a low level genjutsu to make people see us as younger" Shikamaru spoke.
"Or we could see if there is something Dumbledore could do about it" Naruto pointed out.
"That is an option" Shikamaru nodded "as for what else we could do, we could guard the school as known guards"
"Or both" Sai spoke "have some as known guards and others as students"
"That's option three" Shikamaru agreed "think it over and after we talk to Dumbledore we'll decide on what we'll do, then learn what information we will need for those roles"
The other shinobi nodded in agreement.
"So .. you think Hogwarts has any ramen?" Naruto asked innocently.
Later that morning Dumbledore made an appearance when he said he would and they all gathered in Sai and Shikamaru's room.
"First of all I would like to explain the Triwizard Tournament that Hogwarts will be hosting this year. Basically it's an inter-school tournament that has three parts to it. Each of the three tasks is incredibly dangerous, to the point that champions have died during the tasks. Each school has a champion that is chosen by a special goblet that is infused with strong magic" Dumbledore spoke "The reason I have hired shinobi to help with the schools protection during the tournament is because there are a group of people who partake in the dark arts at large, who could potentially come for a piticular student name Harry Potter who is the cause of their leaders demise. Of course I don't believe that Lord Voldemort is completely dead, hence going out of my way to hire shinobi" he explained. He then went on to explain what happened at the quidditch world cup.
"So these people you think could try hurt this Potter kid, are they that dangerous?" Naruto asked.
"Yes, they indulge in dark magic and have no mercy for their victims. They are disgusted by muggles ... non magic people ..., muggle born wizards/witches and those they believe are 'blood traitors' "
"And you don't believe that thier leader .. Voldemort isn't dead and will also attack?" Sai asked.
"I believe that Voldemort is alive but not fully just yet. I would think he is in a weak state and will go to far lengths to get back to full power. Then he would come after Harry and kill him" Dumbledore spoke grimly.
"You want us to pay attention to this kid especially?" Sakura asked "if hes likely to be a target if someone does attack the school then someone should be around him at all times"
"That would be ideal, since he and his friends have a habit of getting into disastrous trouble each year" Dumbledore admitted "one person trailing him should be enough and then there rest can focus on the other students and the school"
"About that, we were thinking about how we would do this mission and have come to a couple problems. To get someone my Potter's side at all times would mean having one of us befriend him but we're physically to old to blend in with your students" Shikamaru spoke "we have to ideas of how we could do it but we were also wondering if there was anything you could do to help us out with this"
"Hm ... perhaps an aging potion? Our potions master could make up a potion that would de-age you physically" Dumbledore offered "it would be a potion you would have to take weekly but it would definitely work"
"That sounds like a great idea, if your potions master wouldn't mind making it for us so often" Hinata smiled "better then wasting our chakra on a henge or genjutsu"
"If we do that then all of us could go in as students, that way we wont cause any suspicion" Shikamaru nodded.
"The potion should be ready by the time you depart for the Hogwarts Express" Dumbledore told them "now I have brought various books with me that will give a decent background on wizards and magic. Also if you are planning on going in as students then you will need to get school supplies, you would be in the fourth year so I'll have a list sent to you and you can get them at Diagon Ally. Which the entrance is down in the courtyard. I should add that there is a vault in Gringotts for you set up" Dumbledore then said that he would come see them in two days time and then apparated away.
For the next few days the shinobi read book after book and told each other about certain information they learnt about. They had the basics covered like blood status, general history, Voldemort's time alive and terminology. They all felt that they were ready to venture out into Diagon Ally and get some of the things from the list Dumbledore had sent them via owl.
Dressed in their casual clothing they were set to go.
"Anyone know how to get into Diagon Ally?" Sasuke asked when they got to the brick wall in the courtyard.
"No..." Hinata sighed "guess we should wait till someone else goes though"
They waited for over an hour before a witch came in and opened the way to Diagon Ally.
"Finally!" Naruto exclaimed "I was getting SO bored and also Kurama doesn't like the idea of this mission, he says we shouldn't get mixed up with these people"
"Well hes just gonna have to get over it" Sakua said as they walked the main street of Diagon Ally "should we split up?" she asked.
"It would be less conspicuous if we weren't in a large group" Shikamaru agreed "we will get most of whats on the list but in pairs"
"I bags pairing up with Hinata-chan!" Naruto put his arm around her shoulder, causing her to blush deep red.
"Of course Naruto" Shikamaru smiled, he liked seeing his friends so happy "and Sasuke you go with Sakura" he said "and Sai your with me, we'll get our wands first" he motioned for Sai to follow him and Sai lent in close and asked "are you trying to match Sakura and Sasuke up on purpose?"
"What can I say, she deserves to finally have a chance to be happy with someone" Shikamaru said before dragging Sai away from the group.
Naruto and Hinata ended up getting their stationary and essentials first.
"Cool it's basically like writing on scrolls but instead its parchment" Naruto was pretty pleased that a lot of the stationary was similar as to what they use at home.
"It does make things a lot less complicated" Hinata agreed.
"Ohh we're allowed a pet!" Naruto grinned as he read what they would need next "I think I'll get a toad since it's allowed"
"You have to look after if after the mission remember and this toad wont be anything like the ones your used to, it will be ordinary" Hinata reminded him.
"I know Hinata-chan" Naruto smiled at her "are you going to get a pet?"
"No I don't think so" Hinata spoke "I'll just help you with your toad, come one lets go get one"
They found the store they were looking for and spent a good 20 minutes picking out a deep blue one with little white spots.
"I'll name him Sasu-chan" Naruto grinned proudly "named after Sasuke"
"Sasuke wont be happy about that" Hinata giggled "but I like it, little Sasu-chan"
Sakura and Sasuke spend most of their time in Flourish and Blotts. They had gotten the books they needed pretty quick (they were in the same area) and the rest of the time just looking through various books. Sasuke had picked out a book on offensive and defensive spells, while Sakura had multiple books to do with magical healing and wounds caused by magic.
It wasn't till Shikamaru and Sai entered the shop that Sasuke realized that they had been there for quite some time. Sai handed over some money that the two had thought to get out from Gringotts. Sasuke then went in search for Sakura, he knew she could be found in the medical section. He found her reading the back of a thick medical textbook and walked up behind her, lent over her should (which wasn't difficult seeing as hes like a head taller then her)
"Something interesting?" he asked, his voice startling her.
"Sasuke! Don't do that!" she demanded as she tried to calm herself down from the fright.
"You should have been more alert" Sasuke smirked.
"Yeah well I wasn't expecting you to be so close" Sakura spoke defensively "I suppose your ready to leave?"
"Yeah, we've been here for almost an hour" he informed her.
"Oh really?!" Sakura exclaimed "guess we should go get our wands next then"
"So how are we going to channel our chakra through this?" Sai thought out loud.
"Shouldn't be to hard" Shikamaru spoke as he looked at his freshly chosen wand "I think our biggest problem will be not using too much chakra"
The two had just gotten their wands, which was quite the spectral seeing as none of the wands seemed to want them.
Sai tried 12 wands before the one in his hand co-operated with him and Shikamaru took 15 before he got his one.
"Wouldn't want to make the spells too strong I guess" Sai spoke "could cause some problems"
"Imagine what Naruto's chakra could do" Shikamaru smiled "Kurama would make sure to ruin a spell just for the fun of it"
The two weeks were finally over and it was the morning that they would officially be starting their mission.
"This is so weird" Hinata looked at her reflection the face looking back at her 16/17 year old self.
"I know right" Sakura was staring at the diamond shaped seal on her forehead "what am I going to do about this" she questioned out loud.
"Say it's a tattoo" Hinata said simply.
"Tattoo it is" Sakura smiled at her.
"We're lucky all of us can pass as slightly younger then we are physically" Hinata spoke as she turned away from the mirror.
Each of the shinobi looked as they did when they were 16/17 years old but to anyone who didn't know their age, they could be a year or so younger. Not to mention if anyone suspects their age they would just lie about looking older then they actually are.
The two girls packed their trunks and joined the boys in Naruto and Sasuke's room.
Even though they were prepared, it was still a shock to see the boys younger then they should be.
"Weird right" Naruto spoke "Kurama is all 'you look more mature with short hair, now your just a fool' "
"Ignore him Naruto" Hinata smiled "you look fine with longer hair"
"Get a room" Sai spoke, he was petting the little white kitten he had gotten.
"Shut up Sai" Naruto poked his tongue out at the boy.
They were waiting on a man that Dumbledore had said he would send to escort them to Kings Cross station since they didn't know where it was. There was a knock at the door. Shikamaru answered and in came a red haired man with a smile on his face.
"Hello, I'm Arthur Weasley" he introduced himself "Dumbledore has asked me to escort you to the Hogwarts Express.
"Run at a wall? You want us to RUN at a WALL?" Naruto asked loudly "why?"
"As I just explained, it is the gate way to the train. You wont hit the wall but go right through it" Mr Weasley spoke.
"It's concealed by a genjutsu" Sasuke spoke, he had activated his sharingan to get a good look at the pillar.
"These robes kinda nice" Hinata spoke after they had all changed into their uniforms in their compartment.
"Could definitely be worse" Sakura agreed.
"There's no orange though" Naruto sighed "its so plain and boring"
"Quit complaining" Sasuke scolded the blonde.
"Alright, we need to split up again" Shikamaru announced "a couple of us need to find Harry Potter and get a seat either with him or near him"
"Okey!" Naruto grinned "I'll do it!"
"Sasuke you go with him" Shikamaru said "keep him from saying anything he shouldn't"
Sasuke nodded and stood to open the compartment door.
"And Sakura you go with them to keep them from fighting" Shikamaru added quickly.
"Right" Sakura nodded and followed Sasuke out into the corridor.
The three original members of team 7 wandered down the train till Sasuke pointed to a black hair boy with glasses who was chatting to a girl in the corridor for a minute before disappearing into the compartment.
"That's him alright" Naruto conformed.
The three walked up to the compartment and noticed that there was plenty of room for the three of them to sit. Sakura moved forward and pulled the door open.
"Hello" she spoke with a kind smiled, the four students in the compartment all looked at her "do you mind if my friends and I join you? Every other compartment is full"
"Alright" Harry Potter said "there's plenty of room"
"Thank you" Sakura said with a small bow out of habit and she, Naruto and Sasuke took a seat in the compartment.
"I'm Sakura and this is Naruto and Sasuke" she introduced.
"Nice to meet you" a bushy haired girl smiled "I'm Hermione and this is Ron, Neville and Harry" she responded.
"Good to meet you" Naruto grinned "now I have a very important question for you" he said very seriously "does Hogwarts have any Ramen?"
First chapter done. This is more like what I wanted I think.
Now up-dating will be on weekends because I'm usually far to tired after work to bother writing or even turning my laptop on.
Hope it's better then the previous version.
And that you all like it because I think I do.
I have a clear plan for this story (well most of it) so it should be good (not to mention i an plot out the chapters at work)
Please do tell me what you think! Since this is a re-write I really would love to hear what you think whether in PM or review.
Thank you for reading and for dealing with me changing my mind.