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This is a work of complete and total fiction, obiviously, and I don't own anything. There is also mild cursing.

My very first fanfiction I ever wrote completely by myself and I tried my hardest to make it good ( so please don't critique my work TOO hard ). I used a combination of several of my favorite mangas and animes, focusing mainly on the complete total random time setting in the Naruto world ( because let's face it, you can't figure out the time period in that series [^_^] ) after the time skip, so Sasuke isn't in this. To name a few of my, I guess the word is references, I used: Naruto (of course), Gundam Seed, D., Spiral, Beyond Beyond, plus a few others. I wrote this just for fun, and hope if anyone else reads this, likes reading it as much as did writing it.

| Please enjoy my first solo attempt at fanfiction. |


PRELUDE

(set at night, in a hotel room. a young girl stares out a window and sings quietly into the night...)

"...In this quiet night...I'm waiting for you..." (a tear slides down her cheek and says under her breath) "Oh Kira, I wish you could be here with me now..."


CHAPTER ONE

In the village of Konoha the fifth Hokage, Lady Tsunade, is going through massive amounts of paperwork.

"BIRDI~"

Tsunade: "Hmm?"

Looking behind her to look out her office window she catches sight of a brightly colored bird before it flys swiftly through the window and lands lightly on her desk.

Tsunade: "What the?"

It was unlike any bird she had ever seen. It had no flesh or actual feathers yet it WAS a bird. It moved like one, had wings like one, even it's green body was that of a bird's. It had yellow tail 'feathers', and a green and yellow head and wings, with a 'feather' sticking out from the top of it's head, along with red eyes, silver feet, and a gold beak. It hopped around a bit and it's eyes wheeled around the room taking everything in, then it turned it's head toward Tsunade and opened it's beak.

BIRDI(out comes the voice of a young girl): "Hello Miss Hokage. I hope my Birdi found you safetly. I'm in terrible need of your assistance and can't say much over such an insecure line. Please, we absolutely must meet! It is of the utmost importance! Use Birdi. He can guide you to me. . . That is. . . If you will find it alright to help me, if not just send him back. I can't really give you my full name so I'll just end this with: Sincerely yours, Miss Clyne."

And with that it's beak closed and it sat itself on the corner of her desk, as if to sleep.

~ Two hours later. ~

Hatake Kakashi, Haruno Sakura, and Uzumaki Naruto of team 7 walked into Tsunade's office and all three spotted the odd bird.

Kakashi: "Well well. . ." He walks up to the desk and reaches out to touch it.

Birdi wakes up, flits around the desk for a second, then twitches it's head and wings and settles down to examine the new trio.

Naruto: "What the hell is it?" [=^~^=]

Sakura: "It's a bird of course. . . Right M'Lady?"

Tsunade: "As far as I can tell, yes. And it's also the key to your next mission." Looking at Birdi. "Please repeat the message to them."

Birdi looks to Tsunade then to team 7 and opens it beaks.

Birdi(out comes the voice of a young girl): "Hello Miss Hokage. I hope my Birdi found you safetly. I'm in terrible need of your assistance and can't say much over such an insecure line. Please, we absolutely must meet! It is of the utmost importance! Use Birdi. He can guide you to me. . . That is. . . If you will find it alright to help me, if not just send him back. I can't really give you my full name so I'll just end this with: Sincerely yours, Miss Clyne."

All the members of team 7 were dumbstruck.

Tsunade: *sigh* "Yes the thing did speak, and yes it just gave you your mission. You three will follow it to this, Miss Clyne, and bring her back here. Something tells me she's no ordinary stranger."

Naruto: "And how excatly are we suppossed to follow it back to her?"
Tsunade: [ T_T ] "I imagine you just ask it."

Kakashi: "Agreed. It seems similar to that of Pakun."

Naruto: "Oh! You mean like Gamakichi and that giant slug Grandma Tsunade can summon!"

Kakashi: "Excatly. Although I never seen one like this before..."

Sakura: "I guess we'll just have to ask Miss Clyne when we see her."

Kakashi: "Alright we'll meet in a hour at the main gate"

~ Hour later at the main gate. ~

Naruto: "Alright let's get going and find this Clyne girl!" [=^O^=]

Birdi, who was sitting on Kakashi's shoulder, perks up hearing this and jumps into the air and flys off.

Kakashi: "Looks like we are gonna have to be fast."

The three of them run after Birdi.
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The next day mid-afternoon, team 7 talks while chasing the bird.

Naruto: "Damn! This bird's fast!"

Sakura: "Yeah, and it doesn't seem to need a break either. It only seems to stop to let us rest or catch up!"

Kakashi: "Judging by the distance we've covered and how the bird has started to descend closer to the ground, Miss Clyne seems to be close by now."

Sakura: "If I remember correctly we are approaching the town Anima."

Naruto: "Anima?"

Kakashi: "It's a place famous for it's wildlife and celebrations of all types of animals. Hence the name Anima. It's in quite the secluded neck of the woods and has a great river going straight through the town."

Naruto: "Hey! I hear running water! We must be getting close!"

Within 30 minutes they could see the town and Birdi had decided to rest on Kakashi's shoulder, as they slowed Birdi's mouth opened again.

Birdi(out comes the voice of a young girl): "Thank you. Since you decided to help I'll give you more information regarding, at least, how you should find me. Since by this time I will have moved to a different location-"

Naruto: "Great! Why'd she go and do that?"

Sakura: " She must feel she's in real danger! Now hush!"

Birdi(out comes the voice of a young girl): "I am terribly sorry for making this more difficult but I have no choice on this matter. I have to stay hidden. The party I'm traveling with however is in various spots around the area."

Sakura: "'Others'? If she's in danger and has bodyguards, why would she need us?"

Kakashi: "She never actually said they were bodyguards. . ."

Birdi(out comes the voice of a young girl): "Besides me there are five others. They will be traveling in pairs except for one who stays by my side at all times-"

Sakura: "Sounds like bodyguards. . ."

Kakashi: "Hmm. Yes. Which means this young lady is very important. . ."

Birdi(out comes the voice of a young girl): "I still can't give you any names, but I will say (and here she laughs) I don't think you will have trouble figuring out who they are. Just look for either the squirrel and the fox, or the cat and the dog."

Naruto: "HUH? Is she traveling with a pack of animals?"

Sakura: "Might explain why she chose this town to hide in. It wouldn't look odd to have animals around you here."

Birdi(out comes the voice of a young girl): "If you can't find them I believe they'll find you. Sincerely yours, Miss Clyne"

By this time they are only a few feet from the town.

Kakashi: "Well let's get looking for this squirrel and fox or this cat and dog."

As they step into town they are confronted with stalls, balloons, and all the makings of a festival with everyone wearing either animal masks, ears, (or in kid cases) costumes.
All of team 7 share the face of someone who just got one pulled over on them big time.

Sakura: "NOW I see what she meant by those animal references."

Kakashi: "Something tells me this isn't gonna be as easy as she made it out to be. . ."

Naruto: "Who knows? Maybe it won't be THAT hard. . ."


End of Chapter One.

I have a passion for crossovers. The first chapter doesn't show it yet but I'm going to be bringing a LOT of my favorite series. Chapters will vary from short to long, it all depends really.

If there is any questions just message me.

I know this doesn't really look like a story. The more I look at it the more it looks like a script. If it's a bother I'll rewrite it in actual story-format. Please tell me if it the writing style bothers anyone in the reviews. Please and thank you.