Right, uh, so this is my first Fanfic, so I really have no idea how to do author notes. I don't if this is it. At any rate, hope you enjoy the story!
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter or Naruto. Unfortunately. Actually, if I did own them, I would probably butcher them, so I'm glad I don't own them.
Kakashi sighed as he stared at the mountain of papers on his desk. He knew becoming the Hokage meant tons of desk work, which was one of the main reasons he hadn't wanted to become the Hokage in the first place. He hadn't really had much choice in the matter. He scanned through the papers in front of him, and one paper in particular caught his eye. He pulled it out from under the other papers on top of it to read it more clearly.
The door opened. Kakashi looked up and saw Shikamaru walking in the room, another pile of papers in his hand. Kakashi frowned and inwardly groaned as the pile was added to his desk, but then raised his head to look at the young man.
"Ah, Shikamaru. Just the person I was looking for." Shikamaru raised an eyebrow.
"What can I do for you, Lord Hokage?" He asked. Kakashi waved his arm at the title.
"I told you to stop being so formal," he reprimanded. Shikamaru ignored it.
"Ah, right. Could you tell Naruto and Sakura to come here? I have a mission for them." Shikamaru nodded and turned back to the door, but stopped before he left. He turned back around to see Kakashi writing something down on a scroll.
"Lord Hokage, both Naruto and Sakura are more than capable shinobi, but shouldn't there be another team member?" Kakashi finished writing and got up from his desk, rolling up the scroll and calling down a hawk to his window.
"I'm sure you already know the answer to your own question, Shikamaru." He side glanced at the younger man at the door. Shikamaru smirked before giving him a nod.
"You should return to your other papers, Lord Hokage. They are piling up." Kakashi sighed as he sent the hawk away from the window, now burdened with the scroll. He eyed his desk scornfully.
"Don't need to remind me…"
About 15 minutes later, a knock sounded on his door.
"Come in!" he called out, and the door opened to reveal Shikamaru with Naruto and Sakura in tow.
His previous students walked in, smiling at him.
"Hey Kakashi sensei! Shikamaru said you had a mission for us?" Naruto asked immediately. Sakura said her own greeting with a tilt of her head. Shikamaru smiled wryly as he shook his head, then left, closing the door behind him. Under his mask, Kakashi smiled at Naruto's impatience.
"Calm down. Yes, I have an A-rank mission for you two, but you will be part of a three-member team." He began, but he was interrupted by Naruto.
"Yes! Finally! It was getting kinda boring just chilling around the village and training, and taking C-rank missions!" A tick mark appeared on Sakura's forehead. She clenched her fists by her side, barely restraining herself from punching him all the way to Sunagakure.
"Naruto…" Her threatening tone made Naruto calm down a bit and nervously turned towards her.
"I'll calm down now Sakura. Just please don't punch me." He smiled and put his hands up in surrender, still sweating a bit. Suddenly Sakura snapped out of her annoyance and cocked her head to the side, turning towards Kakashi. Their old sensei had been watching in amusement, but now turned his attention to Sakura.
"Hey, wait. You said we were part of a three-person team. Who else is going?" Naruto also turned to Kakashi and awaited his answer.
"Well, you will actually be meeting him at the school where you will be protecting the students." He began. Naruto and Sakura exchanged glances, suddenly having the sneaking suspicion as to the mystery team member.
"Sasuke will be the accompanying you on this mission." He finally revealed. His student's eyes lit up, and they smiled at each other happily. Kakashi's eyes crinkled at their happiness. They had both gone through so much to get their friend back, and in the end, he had returned. Sort of. Kakashi chuckled inwardly as he imagined the reactions that 12 year-old Naruto and Sakura would have had. Now, they simply smiled. Though at times it didn't seem so, they had matured greatly. Everyone who had been in the war had. Kakashi shook his head, bringing himself out of nostalgia.
"Okay, now I'm going to explain the mission to you." He waited for their attention before continuing. "I'm sure you are at least a little aware of the Outside?" They nodded.
"Yeah. The elemental nations are surrounded by powerful border that mostly keeps us in, and the rest of the world out. Occasionally, shinobi will be requested for some missions from the Outside, but this hasn't been done for a century or so. At least, for Konoha." Sakura said. Kakashi nodded his head.
"Correct. Even when we were asked for missions, they only came from high ranking officials or nobles, and the wizarding community." At this, Naruto and Sakura frowned in confusion.
"Wizarding community?" Naruto asked.
"Wizards and Witches. The majority of them use wands and spells, brew potions, play games on flying broomsticks, wear robes and pointy hats, etc." They blinked at him, before raising an eyebrow.
"So, are the spells like jutsu's but only with wands?" Sakura asked. Kakashi stroked his masked chin.
"Sort of. My understanding is that magic is similar to spiritual chakra, and they can use the wands to focus their exceptional spiritual chakra, however they do not and perhaps cannot use the physical side of chakra. Their bodies are not fit to undergo too much physical exertion." Sakura nodded, and Naruto tilted his head to the side.
"'Kay, so, I think I got that, but I may have to see it in person to truly understand it."
"Well, then you're in luck. It just so happens that the school that you have been requested to protect, Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, is a school teaching young wizards and witches about magic." Their eyes widend.
"So it's kind of like the academy?" Sakura asked. Kakashi shook his head.
"Not exactly… It's similar in concept, however the children there begin their school at age 11, and attend for seven years. Wizards and Witches become legal adults there at age 17, whereas you guys become legal adults whenever you graduate the academy." The both looked stunned.
"And the average age for graduating the academy is 12…" Sakura murmured. Kakashi nodded. Naruto remained speechless with his jaw dropped comically.
"Close your mouth idiot!" Sakura reprimanded. Naruto promptly shut his mouth. Kakashi smiled, then glanced at the scroll in front of him.
"Now, your mission is to protect this school and its students from a certain renegade group of wizards and witches. The person who sent in this mission request was Professor Dumbledore, the Headmaster of the school, and he will provide you with more information on the threats and any other specifics you will need to know."
"But sensei, why is he requesting us now? What's different?" Sakura asked. Kakashi sighed.
"Well, apparently the school will be hosting something called the Triwizard Tournament, a contest that hasn't been done in over a century due to all the lives lost. This tournament is a competition between three wizarding schools, and one champion from each school compete in three different trials over the course of the school year. Dumbledore informs me in is letter that he suspects the other schools are also hiring their own ninja for protection, and seeing that his school is hosting, he wants the best." Naruto and Sakura grinned at his praise.
"Thank you Kakashi sensei!" Naruto beamed.
"Wait, does that mean this will be a year long mission?" Sakura asked. Naruto calmed down and, curious, waited for the answer as well. Kakashi nodded.
"I know this is an unusually long mission for you two, seeing how you are both important to the village. However, we still have Tsunade and Shizune here to head the medic nins, even if she is retired, and numerous other talented shinobi. As for you Naruto, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity for you to get introduced to the diplomatic and leadership part of being Hokage, and truth be told we don't know too much about the wizarding world. This will also be a good opportunity for you to work with Sasuke again, and I'm sure Shikamaru would be happy to send you along with 'homework'." Naruto's face had gone through numerous expressions while Kakashi had been talking. He had brightened at the thought of working with Sasuke, but frowned and slumped his shoulders dramatically at the thought of paperwork. Sakura patted his shoulder.
"Don't worry. I'll help you." She consoled. Kakashi smiled under his mask.
"Well, you've got your mission, and any other information will be given to you by the Headmaster when you arrive. Speaking of which, once you have packed your belongings and said your goodbyes, come back here to find out how to get there." The two of the them nodded and walked out the door, Naruto already talking about stopping by Ichiraku's before they left.
Somewhere in a distant forest, a young dark haired man woke up from his nap. He sat up from the indent in the tree where he had been lying and held out an arm to receive the messenger hawk that had woken him. He unsealed the scroll from the hawk's pouch and quickly scanned it with the one eye that wasn't covered by hair.
"A new mission, huh? And with Naruto and Sakura…" He quickly produced a writing utensil and scribbled out a reply. He then tucked the scroll back into the hawks pouch and launched the bird to the sky. With a loud caw, the hawk receded into the distance. After taking a moment to watch the quickly disappearing bird, the man began to pack up his measly amount of belongings.
"And a school for witches and wizards. This mission will certainly be interesting. It will be good to see those two again." With that, he set off for his new destination.