Prologue : Inhumanity personified
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Death was upon us.
His once black eyes scanned the area, killing intent invading the area. Electricity surrounded his flickering body as he looked at the changes the strange mark brought with him. What he didn't notice were the looks filled with fear. Friends and enemies alike looked at him like he was some sort of danger, an alien hell-bent on killing everyone here in the worst way possible.
« These changes were… Unexpected. » he remarked in a confused, calm, strangely polite, yet distorted tone. Said tone only scared his friends more : Sasuke Uchiha was known for a lot of things. But not for being polite. What was even more unsettling wasn't the polite tone, but the murderous intent behind it.
If death was a company, Sasuke just became it's secretary.
« It seems that you're our host's enemies. » Sasuke's eyes were fixated on his three terrified enemies. « The perfect occasion to test that body's abilities. »
And then, he vanished.
One of his foes, named Dosu Kinuta, never saw it coming. The mummified Oto genin couldn't do anything when Sasuke appeared in front of him, and grabbed his face. What followed, however, left a permanent mark on Sasuke's comrades.
Ino Yamanaka, Sakura Haruno, Shikamaru Nara, Choji Akimichi and Neji Hyuga could only watch in horror, as Dosu's body suddenly started spasming. The Hyuga, thanks to his Byakugan, which allowed him to see through any solid objects or obstructions, wished, for the first time in his life, that he hadn't the Byakugan.
Neji could only watch in horror as electricity slowly destroyed the mummy's body. Ventricular fibrillation, burning tissues, brain fried to bits, fourth-degree burns, everything was here. It wasn't simply killing. At this point, it just felt like brutal needless torture.
As Dosu's corpse was burning, Sasuke dropped his victim and turned towards the last two Oto ninjas. Strangely, the only girl of the group, Kin Tsuchi, had lost consciousness. Not that Sasuke cared. She was going to die alongside her friends. This left only one standing enemy, one Zaku Abumi. The spiky-haired, dark-eyed Oto ninja, surprisingly wasn't fazed.
« Heh. You think you're tough because you took him by surprise ? » snorted Zaku, with no care whatsoever for Dosu's death. Orochimaru-sama is much worse in that regard.
Sasuke remained slowly walked towards Zaku, a murderous smirk distorting his otherwise handsome face. « Tell us when you're going to do something useful instead of whining. »
If Sasuke wanted to piss off Zaku, to say he succeeded easily was an understatement.
« That's it ! Extreme Decapitating Airwaves ! » Sasuke merely watched as Zaku pointed his palms towards him, before Zaku emitted a high-pressured mixture of sound waves and airwaves from the holes in the palms of his hands towards Sasuke, who… Stood still, for unclear reasons. His body, in contact with the soundwaves, started to distort, flicker and spasming before collapsing. Zaku then didn't wast time after his attack. Dashing towards the downed Sasuke, he stabbed him four times : head, heart and kidneys.
« Not so tough now are we ? » Zaku whispered. He was exhausted, lost most of his chakra, but at least the mission was done… Wait a minute. Something was wrong.
Sasuke wasn't bleeding for some reason. He was still flickering and all.
« OK. That's wrong. » Zaku looked at his pouch. Explosive kunai. If stabbing wasn't enough, then this one could be usef-
« I'll give you that. That attack was impressive. » Zaku didn't expect Sasuke to wake up so soon, much less to grab him by the neck. Sasuke then took Zaku's explosives.
« My turn. » Activating the explosives, Sasuke stuck them on the unsuspecting Oto ninja's face. He then threw, seemingly with all of his force, Zaku towards a tree, head first. Perhaps, in a cartoon, it would have been comedic to see Abumi's face embedded in a tree. Perhaps. And Zaku's face did end up embedded in the tree. Problem is, Zaku's skull had been damaged on impact, and the teenager instantly died thanks to the head trauma. The explosion blowing up both the tree and Abumi's head didn't help.
Chuckling darkly, Sasuke looked at his handiwork. Nothing but ribs, wood and blood surrounded Zaku's headless body. His eyes turned towards Tsuchi. The one girl of the group opened her eyes, understandably horrified when she saw Sasuke walking towards him, as his right hand was full of electricity, ready to strike. The only reason she wasn't fried alive is because that pink-haired girl she had previously made fun of hugged Sasuke from behind.
« Sasuke… please. Stop this. » Sakura's words triggered something inside of Sasuke, as the Uchiha suddenly suffered a headache and started screaming.
« It seems our host wants his body back thanks to that girl. Familiar. Stopped by a pink-haired girl. And by our slave trying to escape our control. Schaeffer, Ishiyama, Dunbar… We despise you, and everything similar to you. » X.A.N.A. thought as Sasuke retook control of his body.
That world was fascinating. Humanity was stronger.
« … You really don't remember a thing ? » Sakura was puzzled. While she expected Sasuke she knew to be horrified by the needless deaths he wrought, she didn't expect him to have suddenly forgotten.
« No. Not in the slightest. Last thing I remember, was when Orochimaru bite my neck. And then, nothing.
- You think it's due to the mark ?
- Perhaps... I don't know.
- Do you think we should talk about it with Kakashi-sensei ?
- … Yeah. Just, no one else. Not even Naruto. » Sakura was puzzled. Naruto was their teammate, their friend. Why they shouldn't tell him a thing?
« We don't need that knucklehead to worry about me, now do we ? » A small smirk graced Sasuke's lips as he looked at their unconscious blond teammate.
Sakura smiled alongside him.
« Yeah, let's just make sure he becomes Hokage. »
Having parted ways with Sasuke's team and Shikamaru's team, Neji looked unexpectedly worried as he moved towards the tower alongside his team.
« Hey Neji, what's wrong ? » Asked Tenten.
« It's about Sasuke… Something is wrong with him. We should avoid his team at all costs.
- The great Neji Hyuga is afraid of a younger team ? What happened to you, huh ? » Tenten couldn't help but laugh. Neji worried ? That's a new one.
« Sasuke, somehow, used actual electricity.
- Is that really what you're worried about ? Everyone can use Raiton, and you have the affinity yourself. It's not that impressive.
- No. What I meant is that Sasuke can use actual electricity, not Raiton. »
Of all people, the ever-goofy Rock Lee looked now just as worried as his Hyuga teammate.
« Ok, now that's wrong.
- Can anyone explain what's the big deal with electricity ? » Tenten looked exasperated, not understanding what her teammates were talking about.
« Gai-sensei taught me that Raiton was created because humanity couldn't properly control electricity. Chakra mixed by electricity allowed people to use it without much worry. As such, unlike other elemental styles, Raiton was originally created to subdue and not kill unless there's enough chakra. That's something much harder to do with pure electricity. » Lee explained.
« Pure electricity is much stronger than Raiton. While a powerful Raiton attack can compare to lightning, pure electricity on itself is much deadlier. You can survive a Raikage's attack because you're strong enough, only to later die because you've been struck by lightning. » Neji added.
« Ok. Now I understand… »
Tenten was just as worried as her teammates now : the Chunin exams weren't going to be as easy as expected it seems.
Author's note : Yo ! As you noticed, I chose to rewrite The Xanafied Fan. I had ideas, but I felt like I couldn't implement them properly in the original version. The past, present and future ideas didn't work as well as I expected.
As for my other stories… I'll tell you later whether or not I'll continue them. If I don't, I'm going to put them to adoption, but also leave a plot explaining what would have happened if I continued them.
Sorry for the long wait, I have no excuse. But I'll try to continue this one, promise !
See ya !