A story about a world ending.
Four heroes summoned to another world.
Each with a weapon: sword, spear, bow, and shield.

"Gotcha!"

I looked up from my book and found Iruka-sensei glaring at me with an angry smirk on his face.

I grinned back at him. "About time, Nosebleed!" I chirped out as I pointed at my sensei. "I found you!"

"No, you fool! I found you!" Iruka-sensei huffed as I scratched the back of my head.

"Heh. I guess you have got me. Too bad as I just got to the good part of this book." I held out the book I was reading. "I thought I would have plenty of time to get another technique down after I read this book." I laughed. The Spear Hero was such an awesome guy!

"Now that you say that, you look exhausted." Iruka-sensei raised an eyebrow. "What have you been doing outside reading?"

"Wait! I'll show you!" I put the book in my pocket and raised my hands together. "if I show you what I've mastered, you'll have to let me graduate!" I hummed as I gathered chakra.

"Naruto."

"Yeah?" I stop my focus.

"What's up with that scroll you're carrying?"

"What? This?" I looked at the large scroll on my back. "Mizuki-sensei told me about it and this place!" Joy sprung up in me. "He said if I could show you I'd learned the techniques in this scroll, you'd let me become a shinobi!"

I couldn't wait to show Iruka-sensei my hard-

I gasped out when Iruka-sensei pushed me out of the way of a barrage of kunai. Iruka-sensei slammed his back into the shed I was once standing next to. My eyes shot to the source and I found Mizuki-sensei up in a nearby tree.

"I'm impressed that you figured out where to go," Mizuki-sensei chuckled before he looked at me. "The scroll, Naruto. Give it to me."

"The hell? What is this?" I looked back and forth between my two sensei.

"Don't let him have it, Naruto!" Iruka-sensei grunted as he yanked a kunai from his shoulder. "Protect that scroll with your life. It's more dangerous than you can imagine! It holds the records of the completely forbidden ninja arts. Mizuki used you because he wants it for himself!"

"What?" I narrowed my eyes. Now that Iruka-sensei said it… Mizuki-sensei had been oddly nice of late and the fact he gave me even the information on security at the Old Man's place…

"As if any of that matter!" Mizuki laughed and reeled back with a huge shuriken in his hand. "You're the Nine-Tail Fox!"

"What?" I gasped out as the shuriken was thrown and it headed straight for me.

Me? The fox? No no! The giant pointy thing was heading my way!

I tried to move, but my legs buckled under me when a shadow came at me and I fell onto my butt hard.

"We did it!" I snapped out of my shock and looked right into Iruka-sensei's eyes.

"Naruto," Iruka-sensei blinked and glanced around. "Hold your tongue."

"What you-" My eyes went to the floor. I realized the ground was glowing in an odd pattern and the forest had turned into a dark room. "What in-" Iruka-sensei scooped me up and my surroundings turned into a blinding blur.

"What the?!"

"One of the heroes?!"

"Sensei, what is going on?"

"Don't know, but I rather not find out." Iruka-sensei hissed as I finally got my bearings when he leaped out a window. "What in the Hokage Hat?"

"A-A castle?" I shouted in shock as Iruka-sensei leaped across roofs of a huge fortress of stone. "How we got here?!"

"Again. Don't know."

"What in the Cardinal Heroes?!" We passed by men in plate armor as Iruka-sensei exited the fortress through the gates at high speed. "An intruder?!"

"Wait! One of the heroes-"

"Hold on, Naruto!" Iruka-sensei shouted and I felt something in his legs. The surroundings turned to a blur once more. The blur shifted from greens and yellowed to more stone and colors.

Iruka-sensei gasped out as he slowed down and turned into an alleyway. He let me down and slumped onto a crate to catch his breath.

"This… isn't Konoha." I said as I looked around. The buildings were made of stone and seemed all square or rectangular in shape instead of the various shapes Konoha's buildings took on. In the streets, I saw stalls and people moving about next to huge lizards and fowl I never seen before.

"That's obvious." Iruka-sensei sighed before he patted his chest. "What the? My wounds… They are healed?" I turned to Iruka-sensei and found no signs of the kunai on his vest and clothes.

"Amazing," I said before I realized something on my arm. "A shield?" A metal shield with a green gem in the center of it rested on my right arm.

"Where did that come from?" Iruka-sensei grabbed the shield and my arm went with it. "What the? It won't come off."

"Yeah," I raised an eyebrow before I caught something in the corner of my vision. "What is this?" I focused on the small icon in the corner of my vision.

I yelped when the icon expanded in my vision and turned into various things. However, it was a plate in the center that I focused on.

Naruto Uzumaki
Shield Hero Lv1
Attack 1
Magic Power 10
Physical Defense 25 (+8)
Magic Defense 22 (+6)
Dexterity 15
Equip Bonus: Defense +3

"S-Shield Hero?" I asked aloud as everything I read just before Iruka-sensei came back to me. "We're inside the book?!" I shouted as I checked my pocket and found it was gone.

This is the story of the savior who delivered the sacred beasts.


Author Note: Hey, ya'll. This will be the only fanfiction I will be posting for a bit. My other fics are on a hiatus due to a lost all my chapters and notes on them. Don't know when I will start posting them again as got a lot of work to redo and write... Especially Rising of the Shield Village with some of the nasty comments I've been getting on that one of late. This one was spared as it was a pet project I was writing by hand and decided to post it with liking where it was going.