Written for Crossoverpairinglover's Succubus Queen Kushina Challenge, and created in collaboration with WolfPackersson09. Check Crossoverpairinglover's profle to see the challenge guidelines if you want, but for those of you who rather wouldn't, I won't provide any spoilers here. Also, feel free to check out all of Crossoverpairinglover's challenges listed on his profile. Apparently I'm one of only four people who's accepted any of his ten challenges and he kindly asked me to spread word about them.
Warnings: This will be a harem fic. There will be mature material and things that might disturb people including but not limited to lemons. Also some parts are inspired by non-Naruto sources, but this is not a true crossover.
I also do not own Naruto or anything Naruto-related except for my fanfics.
Recommended Story: 'Naruto One Man Team' by Ackdam
'I... I beat him.' Naruto thought, proud yet exhausted. 'Sasuke, you're coming back home. Sakura, I hope he makes you happy.'
As eager as his mind was to leave the Valley of the End after his big fight and triumphant victory over Sasuke, Naruto's body just did not want to comply. His legs gave up and he fell to his knees. 'Come on, stand up. You've got to go home.' He fell forward, his hands stopping him from collapsing completely. He was breathing deeply and his vision was getting blurry, not to mention he was lightheaded from the loss of blood from his chidori wounds.
Unknown to Naruto, he was being watched by three sets of eyes.
'Whoa, after all that he still has the energy to avoid passing out right away? Maybe it's time to take him to the next level.'
'Oh my Kami, he did it. He nearly died, but all by himself he managed to stop that jerk. Naruto, I know you even less than I gave you credit for.'
'Naruto-kun, you're so amazing.'
Before any of the watchers made a move, someone else did. That someone was Sasuke himself, returned to his normal form but his expression was that of a sadistic maniac who hated to lose. Basically, just himself but out for blood. He rose slowly, as if his muscles wanting to go on strike but he didn't care, and got up to his own knees as well.
"You... don't know when to give up... do you teme?" Naruto asked, wheezing but trying to get back on his own feet as well.
"Shut up. I will never lose to some talentless..." Sasuke tried to say, thinking up the meanest possible insult he could for his former teammate, but lacking the strength to talk much.
'These two can't go on any longer. Before one of them actually dies, I better stop them.' One of the watchers told themselves.
Before they could act, Naruto stiffened and started to glow. But he didn't glow red like before, no, this time he glowed orange. Everyone stopped moving, even Sasuke, wondering what was going on.
'What the heck is happening to me? Kyuubi is this you?' Naruto asked himself, not sure if he was saying it out loud or not.
"My son? Is that you?" A woman's voice called out to him.
"What? Who are you?" He asked back.
Naruto could see nothing around himself except for orange light. In front of him a dark figure began to appear, just a blotchy silhouette, but he could tell it was a person. Little by little it came into focus more, and soon it started to look like a woman. More detail came, giving her long red hair, violet eyes, and a purple dress with a green shirt underneath it. Naruto didn't recognize her at all, but he could sense she was powerful but not here to fight him.
When she saw him, she looked like she didn't know whether to smile, cry, or gasp. "Naruto? Is that really you?"
"Yeah I'm Naruto. How do you know me?"
She answered by hugging him, much to his surprise. "You look just like your father sweetie."
The blonde boy was too surprised by this to object, but he did say the first thing that came to mind. "You still haven't told me who you are."
"I'm sorry." She said, pulling away from him. "It's just that I haven't seen you in so long and for the past few years all I wanted was to see you again. Now that I can, I just wanted to hold you." She explained, her warm smile and gaze never leaving her face. But she saw Naruto still wanted his answer. "But before I ramble any further, my name is Kushina Uzumaki-Namikaze, your birth mother."
Naruto dropped his jaw and widened his eyes. "My mother?" He asked in disbelief. "This can't be real. This has got to be a dream."
Kushina lightly hit the top of his head. "Does that feel like a dream 'ttebane?"
Naruto rubbed his slightly sore spot on his scalp. "Why did you do that? Wouldn't a pinch have worked just as well?"
"True, but I doubt you would have let me do that so I had to try something harder to avoid. I'm sorry son."
Naruto looked okay but still confused. "Where have you been? Why are you just showing up now? And where did everything and Sasuke-teme go?"
"In order, I've been trapped in another kingdom for the past few years. I'm showing up now because now is the first chance in too long a time for me to see me again. I truly wanted to be here sooner, in fact I never wanted to leave you, but someone was a bitch and stopped me all these years." She sounded like she wanted to kill 'someone' just as badly as Sasuke wanted to kill his brother. "And we're actually speaking in your mind right now so that's why you can't see anything else. I'd say outside here only a couple of seconds have actually passed."
"So technically you're not really here?" Naruto asked.
Kushina sadly nodded. "No, this is a sort of astral project to allow me to find you. Very soon though my real self will come to you directly. I just wanted to know where to go once I'm back in Midgard."
"I'll explain more later. Just stay where you are and I'll come to you as soon as possible son. Remember I still love you and I never stopped. You're what's been keeping me going all this time." Right now the vision started to fade away.
"Wait! Mom don't go!" Naruto shouted, extending his hand out. She took it gently as if to reassure him she could come for him, but she faded away completely.
Back out in the real world, the glow faded and Naruto collapsed like a puppet without strings.
"Well that was weird." Sasuke commented. He eyed a stray kunai left during the battle and picked it up. "I guess I better kill him before he does that or that weird red thing either."
All of a sudden, three figures came out of hiding and landed not that far from the traitorous Uchiha. He immediately recognized two of them, but the third was someone he never bothered to notice.
"Drop the kunai Sasuke. You're coming home with us." Kakashi, both eyes visible, told his once favored student. He then briefly glanced at the two others without losing his focus on Sasuke. "Girls, what are you two doing here?"
"Hokage-sama told me and Hinata to follow you, in case you decided to ignore your mission and follow these two." Sakura answered and Hinata nodded, her angry byakugan-enhanced glare focused on Sasuke who had yet to lose his weapon. "She was apparently right to worry you would act this way."
"If you interfere I'm going to kill you all too." Sasuke warned.
Sakura glared at him. "Give it up Sasuke. You're outnumbered and worn out from fighting Naruto. Even you must realize the odds are against you."
Sasuke was mad they were calling his bluff. He figured he could easily get rid of Sakura, maybe struggle to beat the Hyuuga but still beat her, but there was no way he could defeat Kakashi in this state. No matter how he looked at it, he had lost.
Angry at such a circumstance, the young sharingan user tightened his grip on his kunai. 'At least I can kill the dobe and prove I'm still stronger than him.' Moving at quick as he can, which wasn't as fast as he would have preferred, Sasuke tried to drive the kunai into Naruto's neck for his token victory.
Before he could get close, he saw out of the corner of his eyes Kakashi create a raikiri, no doubt to use on him. Thinking quickly and using some of the last bits of chakra he had, Sasuke waited until the moment Kakashi lunged at him and did a kawarimi.
Kakashi, Sakura, and Hinata were horrified to see Sasuke made Naruto take his place for the attack, resulting in Naruto getting another life-threatening wound. Maybe one too many for even the kyuubi to help heal.
By substituting with Naruto, Sasuke ended up putting himself on the ground and tried to get back up. However, he was stopped by a very unexpected obstacle: Sakura's fist to his head, followed by Hinata's juuken.
Kakashi ignored the two angry girls in favor of trying to keep Naruto alive. The way he saw it, nothing short of a miracle could save Naruto right now, but he had to try. As he tried using what little medical jutsu he had copied in his life, Kakashi ntoiced two things at work on Naruto's injuries. The first was red chakra, obviously from the kyuubi, trying to stop Naruto from bleeding to death and repair the cellular damage, and a strange orange chakra working on the wounds too, as if reinforcing the red chakra. 'I don't understand this, but if it increases Naruto's odds of living by even one percent I won't stop it.' The cycloptic jounin thought as he continued to help in his own way.
Meanwhile, Sakura and Hinata looked like they were trying to bring Sasuke closer to death instead. They stopped after he stopped resisting, allowing them to see he was unconscious. Both girls panted heavily, their adrenaline rush wearing off. Sakura smiled at Hinata. "Not bad Hinata. I just hope Naruto being in danger is the only thing that can get you this driven in a fight."
"Thank you Sakura-san." The shy girl replied. "Umm... if you don't mind my asking, why exactly were you attacking Sasuke-san too? I thought you were so fond of him."
The pinkette looked upset and lost eye contact with the Hyuuga heiress. "I'll tell you later. It's a long story and we need to get Naruto and Sasuke back." She then came up to her sensei with Hinata following. "Kakashi-sensei, is Naruto ok?"
"I'm not sure, but he's healing. Someone up there must like him."
Hinata leaned down and gently kissed Naruto, much to the surprise of the others. "He's still warm and returned it, so he's going to be fine." She said happily with tears in her eyes.
"Looks like I'm not the only one with a long story to tell, huh Hinata?" Sakura commented with a friendly tone, causing Hinata to blush.
"Not now girls. We need to take these two home before Naruto gets worse." Kakashi said as he created a clone to pick up Sasuke while he picked up Naruto. The girls nodded, and soon everyone headed back to Konoha.
Far away from the Valley of the End, there was a gigantic tree surrounded by many big ones but they looked puny by comparison. There was something unusual about this tree, but it was something no one could put their finger on. It was almost unworldly, something monks would call divine and ninja would call a chakra anomaly. This tree felt like it had it's own chakra system, a biological impossibility since chakra was only created by animals and people. And if that wasn't odd enough, the chakra from the tree did not feel like ordinary chakra. It was an unclassified type. For this reason, everyone agreed to leave this strange tree alone.
No one was anywhere near the tree right now, which was a good thing. Because right then some of the bark began to move like some sort of sheet. Soon a hole was revealed, a black gap so dark nothing could be seen inside it. But a moment later, there were a few small lights like stars glowing, and a hand came out, followed by a head then the rest of a body.
"I'm back." Kushina said as the hole behind her closed. "How long has it been? Naruto was only supposed to be six years old. Not old enough to be a genin. What happened? Damn that woman for making me take so long to get back to this realm. And damn her for taking me from it in the first place."
She sighed and shook her head. "That's not important. I need to see my baby now, even if he's not a baby anymore. He needs to know who and what he is, and will be. Before not knowing kills him."
Without saying another word, Kushina was immediately on the move.