Rebirth of a Fallen Hero
Ch.1 A New Chance…
Ok here is a complete rewrite of my fic…I just didn't like how it was before…for some reason I have the hardest time starting a fic but after that I have no problem. Unlike my other story I have not written ahead for this fic. My updates will come whenever I get the itch to write more. I have no plans for this other then Naruto acting how I like. So if you don't like it go suck on one of the hebi's eggs if he has any…you find out.
I'm not even sure there will be an end to this. Naruto will act VERY ooc in this fic and you will understand why in this first chapter. My power jumps, training, and special abilities will still be explained with the same detail you all love. Lastly expect major character bashing!
"HIGHER BEING talking"
Jutsu or Sp. Power/Attack being used
I don't own Naruto and never will. This is the only disclaimer for this fic and should be understood to apply to all future chapters. If you can't understand this then please stop reading now because you are too stupid and will most likely kill yourself trying. I use the disclaimer in my other stories for comedy and entertainment but I'm just too lazy to that here.
In the depths of the ancient forests that surround Konohagakure no Sato the shadows cast by the great trees kept the deepest parts of the forest in an almost perpetual night. The only light seen in the peaceful forests is the little that fights its way through the think green of the ancient trees. The life of the forest such as birds, animals, and trees all seemed to be at peace with the surroundings until a great pressure descended upon them all. The birds stopped their song to stand in attention, the animal seemed to bow in respect, and the trees themselves almost seem to bend out of the way to allow something greater then themselves to pass.
It was at that moment that a being unlike any other appeared from the darkness. Its blood red fur shined in the pale light. Everything about the creature told of its power. The grace in which it moved, the swift and silent sway of its tails, the shine and ripple of its fur as its sinewy muscles moved beneath it. From the black tips of its tall ears all the way to the obsidian tips of its nine tails the beast was a fearful, but at the same time calm and welcoming sight.
As its crimson eyes scanned the surroundings as it moved through the dense forest it almost seemed to bow its head as if giving his approval for the forest to resume its normalcy after its passing.
As the powerful beast passed the gathered forest life its eyes seemed to dull, "Kyuubi are you still there?" thought the being as it eyes fully clouded over.
For a moment nothing until the crimson nine-tails could hear, "Yes I'm here brat…it seems that I will always be here. What is it you want? It has been several centuries since we last spoke…"
The nine-tails took a moment to respond as it continued its way through the forest "How…how long has it been since…?"
"Have the long years been hard on your weakling mind brat? Or have you just finally realized that you can't handle what you have become?"
"I would think that by now Kyuubi that you would realize that Namikaze Naruto does not run from anything…"
With a deep chuckle "Very well…it has been a little over five thousand years since you ascended to what you are now…and since…"
"I know…you don't need to say it. My mind had just gotten a little cloudy is all…I needed a reminder."
Kyuubi for one of the few times in its existence was curious about his container, "What is bothering the gaki? He hasn't acted like this for millennia now. Not since he lost his last mate. To think it has been more then five thousand years since my battle with the Yondaime and here I am still sealed with in his son. You bastard…you never dreamed that this could happen did you? A human heart and mind can only take so much…how long can even someone like Naruto live the life of a demon while a human heart beats in his chest?"
As Naruto continued to move swiftly through the dense forest thoughts and memories assaulted his mind. He was so deep in thought that he never even realized coming to a stop atop a hill. When he finally brought his ancient mind back to his surroundings he couldn't help but have a dark chuckle at what he was seeing before him.
"Konoha…how long has it been since I last saw this place. It seems almost foolish to return here now. Nothing is the same, I know no one here anymore." as Naruto sits on his haunches to stare at the village he catches a view of the mountain. "At least they kept the mountain the same. The Shodai Hokage, Nidaime, Sandaime, Yondaime, Gondaime, and the Rokudaime are all still the same. All still there." Naruto couldn't help but to stop to gaze at his own likeness carved into the mountain side next to Tsunade's. He still couldn't get over the fact that the village had used his demon likeness for the mountain. His ears, slit eyes, and whisker marks being seen next to Tsunade was something he could never get over.
"Those foolish villagers took to you in their later years didn't they?" asked the Kyuubi in a strangely friendly tone.
"Yes they did. I was in office for five years before the majority of the village finally accepted me. Even after finding out who my mother and father were the fact I had begun to absorb your power and body disturbed them too much. It wasn't until the alliance with Kirigakure and the defeat of Oto and Iwa that they finally did. What a sight that was to come home to see my face on that mountain…"
"Yes, that was the battle where you gained the fifth tail wasn't it?" when Naruto remained silent the Kyuubi couldn't help but ask,"You miss it don't you boy?"
Naruto began to lie down as he crossed his black hand like paws in front of him to rest his head on as he stared out over the Village Hidden in the Leaves, "Miss my home? Of course I do but a home is more then just the walls or the land. It's the people there when you return and there hasn't been anyone there for me for over 3 millennia."
"You could always find new humans…but they too would pass in time."
Naruto couldn't help but let a dark chuckle escape his maw, "Yes, even if I found more friends they to would pass in time and I have seen enough precious people die before me. The age that I was meant for is gone. The five great hidden villages have been at peace for a thousand years now. The other bijuu all died in the war with Akatsuki when they attempted to summon the Makai-Kami without the last demon…us. Even the lessons of the Takumi village that I thought had died when Gaara finished off its leader have remained alive!"
"Yes, hardly any humans train properly anymore. Most simply rely on those foolish gadgets and weapons. It is rather sad. Humans have always been weak but at least in your time they were beginning to grow stronger. Now, the fool that seems to hold the title of Hokage could barely be considered Jounin let alone a true Kage."
Naruto couldn't help but to nod along. Even here he could easily see, smell, hear, and sense the village and he was very disappointed. It seemed the long years of peace between nations had weakened the world greatly. The strongest warriors this world offered could hardly be considered a Jounin in strength and it seemed Genin were the majority in the village.
"There really isn't any reason for me to be here. No challenge, no one to protect, no purpose…why am I even here?" asked Naruto to the heavens.
At that moment the sky seemed to blacken instantly as the wind began to blow with such force that the trees creaked in protest until finally it all stopped. Naruto stared into the endless blackness of the sky as a small blue flame danced behind him. Finally a voice so deep and powerful that even Naruto's paled in comparison began to speak and asked, "WE WERE WONDERING THE SAME NAMIKAZE NARUTO, THE KYUUBI NO YOKO."
Naruto slowly turned to come face to face with the last thing he ever wished to see again. The Shinigami, god of death himself floated before him. Its long white robes and spiky white hair flowed in the wind as its dark purple face with four long gashes traveling across it stared on motionless. Its razor sharp teeth held a crude dagger between them as its left had held a string of prayer beads. Even after all of Naruto's years this was something he couldn't just ignore. In an instant he was on all fours as a burst of crimson fire surrounded him.
When the fire finally died out Naruto stood in his humanoid form. His black spiky hair with glowing crimson tips fell to contrast his face. His deep crimson eye's looked on unblinking as his ears twitched atop his head and his tails slowly swayed behind him.
Naruto's toned muscles tensed under his skin-tight, black shirt. The sleeves nonexistent and the sides above and underneath his shoulders colored a deep red. Thin red lines traveled vertically down his chest, and a strange collar, much like Sasuke's old high-collared shirts stretched up from just beneath his collarbone until it was level with the bottom of his chin. It was black, with the exception of a red strip at the very top.
His pants were black as well, but slowly transitioned into red flames as they moved down his legs. They disappeared into black colored bandages at his shins that lead into shinobi sandals. His shuriken holster was attached to his right leg. Black wrappings around his pants held it in place. His supply pouch still after all these years rested on the back of his right hip.
Black fingerless gloves covered his hands with crimson bands at the base of each finger. The gloves traveled all the way up to his elbows, leaving the top half of his arms bare to the world. The top of the gloves that covered his forearms were protected by strange metal plates covered in seals of some sort. Finally twin belts circled his waist. One secured tightly around his waist and the other sitting at an angle. Both being help in place by a Konoha hitai-ate.
It was clear that Naruto was tense. Ready to fight or flea at a moments notice as he said, "It's been several thousand years since we last met Shinigami-sama…what is it you need from me…"
"Careful boy. The Shinigami does not appear for petty reasons. One wrong move and you could end up with a deadly fight…"
Before Naruto could answer Kyuubi's warning, "THE FORMER KYUUBI IS CORRECT NAMIKAZE. I AM NOT HERE FOR TRIFLE MATTERS."
"So you can hear Kyuubi? I shouldn't be surprised…so what is it the mighty demi-god of death needs from me?" asked Naruto as he relaxed his stance.
"SIMPLY THIS…IT WAS DECIDED LONG AGO THAT YOU WERE NO LONGER NEEDED IN THIS WORLD…BUT UNTIL YOU REALIZED IT YOURSELF MYSELF AND THE OTHER GOD WERE UNABLE TO ACT UPON IT…BUT SINCE YOU HAVE ASKED THE QUESTION I AM NOW HERE TO MAKE A REQUEST FOR KAMI-SAMA…"
"No…longer needed? What do you mean needed? Who decided!?" asked Naruto thinking that someone dared try and decide his fate for him.
"Careful boy…this seems more serious then you may think."
"YOUR TENANT IS CORRECT NAMIKAZE. AFTER THE DEFEAT OF THE OTHER BIJUU LORDS AND THE SEALING OF THE MAKAI-KAMI THE NEED FOR BEINGS SUCH AS YOU HAD REACHED AN END. THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE 9 BIJUU WAS GREATER THEN ANY OTHER BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE 9 WOULD NEVER WORK IN UNISON AND SOME WERE NOTHING MORE THEN RAVING BEASTS. IT WAS THIS FACT THAT ALOUD KAMI-SAMA TO USE THEIR UNTAMED POWER AS A WAY TO PROTECT THE WORLD HE LOVED SO DEARLY EVEN IF THEY CAUSED PAIN IN IT. THE DESTRUCTION AND EVIL OF THE 9 BIJUU WAS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE DARKNESS THEY PROTECTED THE WORLD FROM…THE POWER OF THE 9 WAS USED BY KAMI TO SEAL THE WORLD OF MAN AWAY FROM ALL OTHERS AND GUARD AGAINST THE INFLUENCE OF THE MAKAI-KAMI. SO YOU SEE BY YOU DEFEATING THE OTHER 8 BIJUU AND PLACING A FINAL SEAL AGAINST THE MAKAI-KAMI YOU FULFILLED YOUR OWN PURPOSE BEFORE YOU EVEN KNEW OF IT…"
Naruto was silent for a long time as he played what the Shinigami had said through his mind again and again, "My purpose is done? It was the monster bijuu that protected the world for so many millennia? Kami-sama allowed a lesser evil so he could protect us against a greater one? If this is true am I truly useless…"
"NO YOU ARE NOT USELESS NAMIKAZE…" said the Shinigami catching Naruto off guard, "IT IS JUST THE FACT THAT THIS WORLD IS NO LONGER YOURS. THE AGE WHERE BEINGS WITH YOUR KIND OF POWER ARE GONE FOR THIS WORLD. THE WORLD IS AT PEACE AND THE POWERS OF DESTRUCTION ARE WEAKENING. WAR IS A THING OF THE PAST FOR THIS WORLD AND EVEN THE CONFLICTS THAT STILL EXIST ARE NOTHING MORE THEN GAMES TO BEINGS LIKE YOU. THERE IS NOTHING LEFT HERE FOR YOU. NO CHALLENGE, NO BEING EVEN CLOSE TO YOUR POWER, NO PRECIOUS PEOPLE…"
Naruto couldn't except what he was hearing…it seemed just so wrong to him, "So what…are you telling me that because I finished what the bijuu were meant to do that I'm useless now? That Kami just wants me to roll over and die and leave his peaceful world alone?"
If it was possible for the Shinigami to sound any more petrifying… "DO NOT SAY SUCH HERESY BEFORE ME! KAMI-SAMA WOULD NEVER ABANDON ONE AS PURE AS YOU! YOU HAVE LIVED YOUR LIFE IN THE PUREST OF WAYS! CARING FOR ALL, PROTECTING ANYONE IN NEED OF IT, NEVER TAKING JOY IN CAUSING PAIN! YOU ARE THE DREAM HE HAS ALWAYS WANTED FOR HIS CHILDREN IN THIS WORLD…"
As the Shinigami's voice began to soften it was almost as if the god of death began to show his age, "I HAVE TAKEN COUNTLESS SOULS AND NEVER HAVE I SEEN A SOUL AS CLEAN AS YOURS EXCEPT FROM THE YOUNGEST OF CHILDREN…I CAN CLEARLY SEE THE BLOOD THAT STAINS YOUR HANDS BUT I ALSO SEE THE PAIN YOU CARRY AND TEARS YOU HAVE SHED FOR EVERY LIFE YOU HAVE TAKEN. IF I COULD RETURN THE ONES PRECIOUS TO YOU I WOULD DO SO IN AN INSTANT BUT DEATH FLOWS ONLY ONE WAY…BUT FOR YOU DEATH DOES NOT EXIST. WHAT KAMI-SAMA WISHES FOR YOU IS TO GIVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE. TO SEND THE ONE HE IS MOST PROUD OF TO ANOTHER WORLD. A WORLD WHERE HE IS NEEDED AND WHERE HE MAY START A NEW…"
"Kami…is proud of me? He wants to send me to another world? What other world and why can't I stay here?" asked Naruto as his knees finally gave way under him. For the first time Naruto began to feel his own age, began to wonder if maybe he truly had no purpose…
"KAMI-SAMA ONLY CREATED ONE UNIVERSE BUT FOR THAT ONE UNIVERSE THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF POSSIBLE PATHS. YOUR WORLD IS MERELY ONE OF THEM AND THANKS TO YOU FOR AS FAR AS KAMI-SAMA CAN SEE YOU HAVE SECURED PEACE AND HAPPINESS FOR IT BUT THERE ARE STILL COUNTLESS OTHERS WITH UNSURE AND DARK PATHS STILL AHEAD. YOU ARE A PROTECTOR THAT DRAWS HIS ULTIMATE POWER FROM HIS DESIRE TO PROTECT THOSE HE CARES FOR BUT IN THIS WORLD THERE IS NOT ONLY NOTHING TO PROTECT AGAINST…THERE IS NO ONE YOU TRULY WISH TO PROTECT LIKE YOU DID IN THE PAST. KAMI-SAMA WISHES TO SEND YOU TO ANOTHER WORLD WHERE NOT ONLY MAY YOU FIND NEW ENEMIES BUT NEW PRECIOUS PEOPLE…"
"New precious…people? What would be the point…they would only fade in time just as my last ones did thousands of years ago…I can't take watching more people I love wither before me under the weight of time…new world or not the fate of my loved ones would still be the same in the end. Even I can't stop death…" as Naruto finished speaking he leveled an ice cold glare at the Shinigami that the god of death understood very well.
"DO NOT THINK I HAVE FORGOTTEN OUR BATTLE. I STILL CARRY THE SCAR YOU LEFT ACROSS MY FACE WHEN YOU FOUGHT FOR HER…I AM SORRY FOR TAKING…ALL OF THEM FROM YOU BUT HUMANS ARE MORTAL AND MUST PASS ON IN TIME. ONLY BEINGS SUCH AS YOU AND I MAY IGNORE THE PASSAGE OF TIME AND THE RAVAGES OF DEATH. BELIEVE WHEN I SAY DEATH IS EVEN BEYOND MY CONTROL…I ONLY ACT AS A GUIDE IN DEATH."
"Just as you said…humans die. Even you can't stop that so what is the point in protecting them if I can not keep them from all harm? No matter how powerful I become I can never protect them forever!"
"AND YOU ARE NOT MEANT TO! I SEE THE YEARS HAVE WORN ON YOU AS WELL NAMIKAZE…WE AS IMMORTALS ARE NOT MEANT TO RULE OVER MORTAL OR COMMAND THEM. WE ARE HERE TO ENSURE THE TIME THEY DO HAVE IS AS ENLIGHTENING AS POSSIBLE. THE BRIEF TIME MORTAL EXIST ALLOWS THEM TO CREATE BEAUTY THAT NOT EVEN WE IMMORTALS COULD IMAGINE…THAT IS WHY WE EXIST. TO ALLOW THEM TO USE THE BRIEF FLICKER OF LIFE THEY HAVE AS THEY WISH. WHETHER THAT IS TO CREATE BEAUTY OR FOR WAR IS NOT FOR US TO SAY. IT IS MERELY TO ALLOW IT…"
Naruto was silent as he dove deep into his memories of his friends and precious people. It was as if he was watching them before his very eyes once again. The lives they lived and how they lived them. He watched as they grew up, got married, had children of their own, used their lives to the fullest and as they wished and finally as they grew older and he remained the same. Naruto had always thought they had resented him for his immortality. Cursed him from where he couldn't hear for what he was. It was then that he remembered…they had never cursed him for his immortality. Never let their own mortality stop them from smiling at him…not even his own wife had hated him as he held her hand as she finally passed on after their 43rd year together.
"That's right…they always smiled at me…they never hated me for being immortal…it was me that hated my immortality…because I was being left behind as they all left for a new adventure that I couldn't be a part of…they…"
"YOU FINALLY UNDERSTAND. THIS WAS THE LAST THING TYING YOU TO THIS WORLD. YOUR OWN RESENTMENT FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BECOME. NOT A DEMON BUT NOT HUMAN. THE HEART OF A HUMAN BUT THE POWER OF A GOD. YOU ALWAYS WISHED TO BE ACCEPTED BY THOSE AROUND YOU AND ONCE YOU WERE YOU DISCOVERED YOU WERE NO LONGER LIKE THEM BUT WHETHER YOU REALIZED IT OR NOT YOU USED ALL OF YOUR POWER TO ALLOW THEM TO LEAD HAPPY AND FULFILLING LIVES. THEY MAY BE GONE BUT AS LONG AS YOU LIVE AND REMEMBER THEM THEY WILL NEVER BE GONE. IT IS WHAT ALL MORTALS STRIVE TO DO WHETHER THEY KNOW IT OR NOT…TO LEAVE THEIR MARK ON THIS WORLD SO THEY WILL BE REMEMBERED AND THE ONES THAT HAVE TOUCHED YOU WERE ABLE TO ATTAIN THEIR OWN IMMORTALITY FOR THEY WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN YOUR HEART AND MEMORIES. NOW WILL YOU LISTEN TO WHAT KAMI-SAMA ASKS OF YOU?"
Naruto didn't even need to say anything as his whiskered face broke out into a wide grin that put the ones he had as a child to shame. The Shinigami couldn't help but to nod his head in approval as he began his tale of the history of a world more different then Naruto could have ever imagined…
"Hay Dammit!" was the loud call from of all things…a stuffed lion toy, "Wake up Ichigo! Its morning! Wake up! Wake up!" called the toy incessantly.
As the stuffed animal continued to hop up and down on the orange haired boys chest anyone could see the annoyance in the boys eyes as the toy continued to talk nonsense. Finally the boy called Ichigo grabbed the stuffed lion by the head and roughly threw it against the wall as he said, "I thought I told you to act like a normal, silent stuffed animal Kon?"
As Ichigo stood and began to dress and prepare for the day the stuffed animal known as Kon continued to ramble off one stupid thing after another until strangely enough a girl with short black hair wearing a school uniform much like Ichigo's emerged from the closet of all places saying, "It's still early and you're so loud! I can't even change my clothes in peace!"
As Ichigo pointed down and said, "Rukia…" said girl looked down to see the same stuffed lion under her foot looking straight up mouthing the words 'nice angle'.
In an instant the newly named Rukia began beating the stuffed lion as it screamed, "Stop! Stop! The cottons coming out! The cotton!"
Now anyone would most likely find the situation hilarious but the boy of 15 seemed to only be annoyed by it. The beating the poor stuffed animal was receiving would most likely have continued for some time if not for…
"Wha?" as soon as Rukia and the stuffed toy heard the call from the young girl both scrambled to hide in the closet as Ichigo scrambled to close the door behind them.
"Can I come in?" asked the young girl as she started to crack the door open…
"S-sure Yuzu!" called Ichigo just as he slammed the door behind Rukia.
"You know…what are you up to?"
"Uhh, nothing! Nothing at all! What about you? What do you want so early?" asked Ichigo as he stood.
As Yuzu looked on with an annoyed look on her young face she said, "It's not that early, geez…Kojima-kun is here and he's been waiting for you."
"Mizuiro? What time is it?" asked Ichigo as he began to scramble to finish dressing and getting ready for school.
As Yuzu walked out the door she said, "Be sure to say sorry to Kojima-kun from dads window since he's still waiting…"
Ichigo stuck his head out of the window in the next room and called out, "Sorry Mizuiro! I slept in! I'll be ready in a minute. You want to wait inside?"
Asked Ichigo to hear the happy call of 'oookkkkaaayyy'
"Ichigo, I'm going on ahead." said Rukia as she began to climb out Ichigo's bedroom window.
"Awww man, why didn't dad come wake me up?! Usually he comes crashing in whether I like it or not!" as Ichigo looks down at his watch his face becomes solemn as his shoulders drop. As Rukia looked on from her perch at the window it was almost as if the life had just drained out of him.
"What's wrong? Why the long face?" asked Rukia unsure of how to ask.
"Nothing…" was the only reply Ichigo gave, "I…see. It's soon…"
As Naruto sat before the god of death sorting through all the details he had just received with Kyuubi. He couldn't help but be intrigued by this new world.
"What do you think Kyuubi? It sounds interesting at least and it's not like we have anything to do here…" asked Naruto as he gazed at the Shinigami.
"Not that you need to ask me gaki. If you have forgotten I am nothing more then the voice in your head that tells you to do bad things…"
If it was possible for Naruto to glare into his own mind he would have been doing fairly well. At least enough for Kyuubi to get his point, "Don't get me wrong boy. I understand you needing my brilliant insight but for someone just along for the ride it seems rather pointless…all I can say is go over what has been told to you before you allow yourself to be taken anywhere. Knowledge is a greater power then any other. Even for demons."
Before Naruto had a chance to respond to Kyuubi's advice the booming voice of the Shinigami shook the land as the world seemed to turn to a black void… "DO NOT BE MISTAKEN FORMER KYUUBI. YOU WILL BE SIGNIFICANT FOR THIS TO HAPPEN AND YOU ARE CORRECT. THIS IS THE ONLY CHANCE FOR BOTH OF YOU TO RECEIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS NEW WORLD…"
In that instant it was as if the world of endless black faded into a blinding light. As Naruto reopened his eyes he couldn't help but gasp at what he saw before or more exactly under him. The sky was the same endless blue of his world as the clouds seemed just as relaxing and care free. The trees just as green but that was the end of what he could relate to his world. Towers of stone and glass that rivaled Konoha's tallest trees blocked the horizon from view as roads as black as coal twisted in all directions. The colors, smells and even the very sounds of this world seemed to assault Naruto in every way he could imagine.
"THIS NAMIKAZE IS THE WORLD OF HUMANS. THE WORLD KAMI-SAMA WISHES TO SEND YOU. THE WORLD THAT YOURS COULD HAVE BEEN."
Naruto stared below him as his senses finally became attuned to all the new sensations he was able to receive from the world below him. "This the human world you told me of? This is what me world will be in a few hundred years?"
"IN TERMS OF TECHNOLOGY THIS WORLD WAS MUCH THE SAME AS YOUR 300 YEARS AGO AND IT IS FAIRLY CERTAIN THAT YOUR OWN KONOHA WILL LOOK SIMILAR TO THIS IN ANOTHER 300 YEARS…WHAT DO YOU THINK NAMIKAZE? IS THIS AN ADVENTURE YOU WOULD WISH FOR?"
"You don't need to try and trick me into this Shinigami. I decided to do this after you approached me. There is nothing left for me in Konoha and all I have done in my world is pass into legend already. The Kyuubi no Yoko that served as the Rokudaime Hokage is a children's story now…a new adventure sounds perfect for a legend…doesn't it?"
"I SUPPOSE IT DOES…I WONDER HOW LONG IT WILL BE BEFORE I TO PASS INTO NOTHING MORE THEN LEGEND IN OUR WORLD? IT IS THE END OF AN AGE FOR BEING SUCH AS US IS IT NOT. IF YOU HAVE DECIDED THEN IT WILL TAKE ME A FEW MOMENTS TO PREPARE YOUR PASSAGE…"
"If it is alright with you I would like to go over what is going to happen to me and what you told me about this world." As the Shinigami gave a solid nod as it continued to form a portal of black energy in its hand Naruto began to run through all the questions he and Kyuubi wanted answered before it was too late.
"Ok so first off this world has several planes of existence just as mine does correct?" with a second nod Naruto continued, "There are 5 worlds total. The Human plane, Seireitei, Hueco Mundo, Hell, and this True Heaven correct? Seireitei is where the demi-Shinigami are, Hueco Mundo is where those Hollow live and Heaven and Hell are the same!"
"CORRECT NAMIKAZE, JUST AS IN OUR WORLD THERE ARE DEMI-GODS THAT WATCH OVER THIS WORLD AND CARE FOR ITS NEEDS. AT FIRST THERE WERE THREE GODS THAT CARED FOR THIS WORLD. THE ONE THAT SITS ON THE THROWN IN TRUE HEAVEN AND WATCHES OVER THE WORLD IN KAMI-SAMA'S STEAD. THE ONE IN HELL THAT CARES FOR THE CLEANSING OF DAMNED SOULS AND JUST AS IN THIS WORLD THERE WAS ONCE A SHINIGAMI THAT CARED FOR THE PASSING OF THE DEAD AND ALL THAT CAME WITH IT."
"Yah you said something about that before. When the humans of this world began to war less with each other and their medicines advanced that there were so many humans that the original Shinigami couldn't handle it alone and created these demi-shinigami to help but in time he just turned everything over to them right?"
"AGAIN…YOU ARE CORRECT. BEFORE IT WAS A SIMPLE BALANCE THAT THE SHINIGAMI WOULD JUDGE THE DEAD TO EITHER RISE TO BE CLEANSED IN HEAVEN TO RETURN TO THE EARTH OR FALL INTO HELL FOR THE SAME. THE SHINIGAMI ALSO HAD THE TASK OF HUNTING DOWN FALLEN SOULS THAT EITHER ESCAPED HIS CLUTCHES OR THE GATES OF HELL THEMSELVES. AFTER THE SHINIGAMI PASSED THOUGH ALL THESE RESPONSIBILITIES FELL TO THE NEW SHINIGAMI TO PERFORM."
"Hmm, so the Shinigami that exist now are the descendants of the original ones…interesting. I wonder how many humans exist in this world that it was too much for the original to handle? Wait, if our world is following the same path does that mean it will happen there to?"
With a confused look from Naruto and the slight twitch of his ears the Shinigami decided to continue, "THE WORLD WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU NAMIKAZE IS ONE AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE. IN THIS WORLD THE HUMANS ARE MUCH LIKE THE ONES THAT ARE DEVELOPING IN OUR WORLD. THEY ARE DEPENDANT ON TECHNOLOGY AND MONETARY SYSTEMS BUT THE HUMANS ARE NOT WHY WE CHOSE THIS WORLD. WE CHOSE THIS WORLD BECAUSE UNLIKE THIS ONE THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF SHINIGAMI AS I SAID BEFORE…"
Naruto's eyes nearly bulge out of his head as he falls on his tail and stutters out, "Th-th-thousands?! How can that be? A world filled with Shinigami? You said before there was more then one but thousands?"
"NO, NOT HOW YOU ARE THINKING BOY. IN THIS WORLD THERE NEVER HAS BEEN MANY HUMANS ALIVE AT ONE TIME. EVEN AT THE HIGHEST OF POPULATIONS THIS WORLD HAS ONLY SEEN FIFTY MILLION OR SO AT ONE TIME SO A SINGLE SHINIGAMI HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO WATCH OVER THE PATHS OF DEATH. IN THIS NEW WORLD THOUGH BECAUSE OF THE ADVANCE IN MEDICINES, LACK OF WARS IN MANY COUNTRIES, AND THE GENERAL LIFE OF THE WORLD THE POPULATION THERE IS WELL OVER SIX BILLION."
At this point Naruto had used his control over earth to form himself a seat made of plants and dirt to sit on as he listened to the Shinigami and was rather intrigued at this point, "A world of humans, Shinigami, and monsters called Hollow huh? It sounds interesting for sure but do I really want to trust this deity? This is the god of death after all…I want to go but…"
"It's better then just staying here isn't it?" asked Kyuubi breaking Naruto out of his thoughts, "It's your choice boy. I'm only along for the ride but there is nothing left here and at least there you could have some fun and interesting fights? I doubt the Shinigami will offer this again…"
Naruto couldn't help but let a soft smile pass his features as he looked straight at the Shinigami as he approached the growing black sphere. As Naruto slowly stretched his clawed hand towards the growing sphere he said, "I guess it's settled then…all I need to know is the how…"
Ok I know a rewrite is a pain in the ass but this was originally only a plot bunny that wouldn't stop attacking me but after thinking it over more and actually watching the 'Bleach' series I know what I want to do! So I needed to go back and redo this as well as redoing the forever 'BOLD' I had going before…it would have gotten annoying…
Well I hope you all enjoy!