A/N I do not own Naruto or fairy tail I was allowed to do this story after asking to use fairy tail lightning shadow by SoulReaperCrewe as a story base go check out his story's
A new life
Naruto Namikaze slowly opened his eyes and saw nothing but white. White so bright it could of blinded him.
"Where am I?" he spoke hoarsely.
Slowly he pushed himself up until he was standing, albeit very wobbly. He looked down to see himself wearing his Shinobi uniform which was covered in tears, blood and dirt. As he brought his head up he remembered everything that had just occurred. After 3 years of mayhem, Naruto had finally brought down the darkness and ended the loathing that was the Fourth Shinobi World War. First he conquered Sasuke, his once best friend and forever rival.
After periods of fighting, back and forth between the two rivals Naruto finally landed the final strike onto Sasuke and sent him off into the afterlife where now he could finally re-join the family he once lost. Despite knowing he couldn't save his friend and the man he called his rival and brother, he was happy knowing that now no one else could be hurt by Sasuke's fixation with revenge and that he was now once again with his family.
At the end of the conflict, together with Kurama, the Nine Tailed Fox, the two combined their power and finally after three long years of war, the two finally defeated Madara Uchiha and ended his long reign of tyranny. Even though it came at the cost of his own life, knowing that the people he cared about were now safe and with the newly found Shinobi Alliance in place, an era of reconciliation could finally take over.
"Hello" Naruto called out hoping to get an answer but no one replied back. "Where am I?" he contemplated.
"Am I lifeless?"
"Yes you are" said a voice said behind him. He quickly turned and looked behind him to see a gorgeous woman with long raven black hair, rich pink eyes and had creamy coloured skin. She was robed in what looked like a white traditional Kimono. The female looked at him with a warm smile before speaking.
"I have always wanted to meet you Naruto Namikaze. You have always been spoken off very highly and I wanted to see for myself what the Hero of Shinobi was like" she said.
"Who are you?" he asked with tranquilly.
"And where am I?"
"Well for your second question you are in a dominion known as Purgatory. Your here because quite simply your dead like I said a second ago."
"If I'm dead then why am I not like in heaven? Did I do something wrong?"
"No not at all. You have done nothing wrong in fact there is a very extraordinary place in heaven just for you because of all the good accomplishments you have done in your life." I will explain shortly but to answer your first question from before my name is Kami.
Naruto's eyes widened and his jaw hit the floor. "Y-Your Kami? You're the creator of everything."
Kami chuckled at the expression on Naruto's face.
"Yes pretty much. Don't have a problem with that do you?" she asked raising her eyebrows.
"No, No not at all, I never thought Kami would be such a sweetie" he spoke with honestly.
"Well thank you Naruto" she said. "You're very cute. Most think I'm some kind of old man" she said pouting.
Naruto tittered before getting serious again. "So why am I here in Purgatory then if I'm deceased?" he asked.
"That will be explained very soon however first there are some people here that would like to see you. I'm sure you would be delighted to see them."
"Really who?" he asked before he felt his hand gets gripped from behind. Whoever it was had very smooth and gentle hands and was very warm. A kind of warm-heartedness Naruto had only experienced once. It was a kind of affection that he could never forget. He slowly turned around and as soon as he saw who it was, tears came gushing out of his eyes and down his cheeks. Standing there in front of him was none other than his mother, Kushina Uzumaki.
"Mom" he whispered.
"Hello precious" she said with a kind-hearted smile. It was an expression that only a mother could ever produce. The smile made Naruto's heart warm up.
"Mom" he said again as he now wrapped his arms around her. He held her so close and as tight as he could. He thought that if he let go she would vanish.
"Ssshh Naruto its okay I'm here" she whispered into his ear. She slowly stroking his hair in a calming way only a mother could do. She made a swirl of peace and tranquillity fall over him. Kami watched the exchange in front of her and smiled.
Nothing could be any more beautiful than the reunion between Mother and Son.
"I've missed you so much" he said through his tears.
"And I you" she said. "I love you so much my baby boy."
Hearing his Mom say she loved him made Naruto smile the biggest smile he could muster. Not a fake smile like he use to wear when he was younger, but a true smile full of love and happiness.
Now she said putting him at arm's length. "Let me get a good look at you" she said merrily. She stared at Naruto for a good minute in silence.
"Oh my baby is so fetching" she suddenly said hugging her son again earning a chuckle from both Naruto and Kami.
"Well he is our son, did you expect anything less" came a voice. Naruto looked over and saw his father Minato Namikaze standing their smiling proudly at him.
"Dad" Naruto said as ran over to his father and tackled him into a hug which knocked the two down on to the ground. This made everyone chuckle at the excited Naruto as he now had his parents standing by his side.
Standing up again Minato looked at Naruto and saw how much he had grown. "You've made me very proud my son" Minato said placing his hand on top of Naruto's head. "I always knew you were destined for great things."
"You stayed true to your word Naruto and finally managed to bring about a world of harmony. Something most thought could never be done. With the Five Great Nations united, an era peace can finally begin" Minato said speaking very proudly at the achievement that Naruto had made the one accomplishment he wished he could have brought about himself.
"You've made all of us very proud Naruto. It's hard to believe you are that little knucklehead who used to paint the Hokage monument in that horrid bright orange jumpsuit" Kushina said beaming with pride at her son.
"Woh don't knock the colour orange" Naruto said with Mock hurt. "Plus if I could escape a patrol of Anbu and Jonin in bright orange, then I must have been doing something right."
Everyone just rolled their eyes but had to admit escaping Anbu in orange was pretty dam impressive.
"Now Naruto its time for me to explain why your here" Kami said now approaching the group. "Your parents both know of what I'm about to tell you and they agree that it's for the best as it gives you a chance to have what you missed out on."
Naruto looked inquisitively at her before nodding.
"Naruto unlike most, you have had to go through things that no one should ever gone through. The sufferings that you have faced when you were a child and a teenager was so horrid, so monstrously cruel, that it took away your childhood and caused you many years of suffering. Although there are those that have suffered similar to you, none have had it to such a horrid degree then you have" she said with everyone nodding in agreement. Naruto even noticed that his mom and dad had tear going down their cheeks.
"The villagers turned their back on you for something that was out of your control. When humanity was born I never imagined that civilization could be so cruel."
Naruto didn't know what to say but turned towards his parents. When he looked at the two of them again, the tears just continued to roll town their cheeks.
"Naruto" they both said. "We are sorry for what you had to go through. You shouldn't have had to go through any of it. You never should have received the pain that we burdened you with. I was a fool to believe the village would accept you as a Hero" Minato said. "And because of my stupidity it caused you great harm."
"We never wanted any of that to happen to you sweetie. We had to watch everything that happened to you and it tore us up. We damned you to a horrid life" Kushina said.
"But that's not your fault" Naruto argued back. "If you hadn't then I might not have done the things that I did. I might not have been able to save and change Gaara. Granny Tsunade may have never become the Hokage. The Akatsuki could have collected all of the tailed beasts and the five Great Shinobi Nations might not have become one."
Kami sighed and walked up to Naruto and gently placed a hand on Naruto's shoulder which gave her his attention. "Naruto we know you mean well and yes you may be right, if thing didn't turn out as they did then perhaps those certain events may not have played out. But that's an IF. We can't find out what would have happened and can only speculate what could have happened."
Naruto despite not liking it nodded, realising that they had a fair point. He didn't deserve the treatment he had to go through, despite being the jailor of the Kyuubi. But he changed the people's opinion of him didn't he. Didn't they finally accept him when he saved them from Pain?"
"Naruto despite all that you have sacrificed, despite all that you have done they all turned their back on you in the end. You even gave your life to save them and give them a world that could finally be peaceful. But still despite it all, they just turned their back and walked away Kami said. Kami then clicked her fingers and a huge oval like screen covered the ground. Kami nodded for Naruto to walk forward and to look at what was being shown within the oval.
He walked over and looked down to show a huge celebration happening in the lead village. Everyone looked happy and fireworks were going off and people were just having fun. Naruto looked over with a smile to where Kami and his parents were. "They must be celebrating the end of the War. Right?" Naruto said however he began to frown when his parents looked away dejectedly and Kami bowing her head.
Naruto turned his head back towards the oval screen. He didn't understand. If the villagers weren't celebrating the end of the war, then what the hell were they celebrating? It wasn't until he heard what the voices of the villagers were saying that it finally dawned on him.
"The Kyuubi brat is finally gone"
"Peace to Konoha at last"
"Never have to see that whiskered freak ever again"
"Good riddance. Now we don't have to worry about him influencing are children."
"A monster like him could never be the Hokage"
Hearing those voices tears were streaming down Naruto's face. "How could they? After everything I have done for them and this is how I am repaid. Still being treated like a monster. Even after I saved them more times then I want to count" he whispered.
It wasn't until he saw a certain pink haired kunoichi and a group of his friend's did the final nail getting placed on the coffin. Sakura was gathered around with some of the other Konoha rookies at the Akimichi BBQ restaurant. However he did notice that Choji, Shikamaru and Lee were not present at the gathering but that was probably due to them being with their families.
"With Naruto gone maybe now we can live peacefully at last. The idiot always did have a way of getting us into trouble" Kiba spoke while shoving his mouth with food.
"It best he is gone" TenTen said nodding.
"If he wasn't around then the Akatsuki would never have attacked Konoha. That way Asuma sensei would still be alive. It his fault I lost my sensei" Ino shouted.
"I thought I loved him" Hinata spoke quietly. "But in the end it wasn't real. I should have seen him for what he really was. A monster" she said while gripping Kiba's hand which caused said boy to start grinning like an idiot.
"He's always been nothing but a nuisance. It's because he didn't have any parents, so he couldn't learn what was right and what was wrong as well as gain some manners. He promised he'd bring my Sasuke back and he failed to do so. But instead he kills him. I HATE him" Sakura spoke with venom as the others nodded their heads in agreement.
The vision then faded and the screen then faded away. Naruto stood there for a minute taking it all in before his knees buckled and was on the floor gasping for air. The shock of those words caused him to have a panic attack. Seeing this both Minato and Kushina ran over to him and enveloped him in a hug while Kushina slowly rubbed his back.
"Breathe sweetie, take slow deep breaths okay" Kushina spoke softly. Seeing her boy like this was tearing her up inside. She wanted to march right into that village and beat every single one of them to an inch of their life for the pain they have caused her son. Minato wasn't fairing much better. "How did I ever come to care for that miserable village was beyond him" he thought.
"Mom" Naruto whispered drawing Kushina attention.
"Yes sweetie what is it?" She asked while placing her palm on his cheek lovingly.
"It hurts" he said. Kushina had a look of confusion on her face before Naruto finished his sentence.
"My heart. It hurts so much."
Hearing this, hearing her boy in so much pain broke Kushina. Tears flowed down her face and she gripped her son tightly and stroked his hair soothingly. "I know baby, I know. You don't deserve this kind of treatment. Your saint compared to those fools."
Another screen formed in front of them causing Naruto to look away not wanting to watch anymore.
"Do not turn away Naruto. This is something you will want to see" Kami said causing Naruto to slowly turn his head and look in the screen. What he saw made his eye widen slightly.
Standing in a small clearing just outside the leaf village was Kakashi, Lee, Choji, Shikamaru, Neji Tsunade, Shizune, Iruka, Ayame, Teuchi, Gaara, Temari, Kankuro, and the other kages. They were huddled in front of a small stone monuments that with the leaf village symbol and the symbols of the Uzumaki's.
"It's weird that he actually gone" Choji said as stared at the monument standing next to Shikamaru and holding hands with Ayame who was silently letting tear pool out from her eyes.
"It's not right. It should be in the village where everyone can see it. I thought those damn villagers had put those prejudices against him at rest already" she said in between sobs.
"I guess it was all fake" Tsunade said as she struggled to hold her tears as she stood with Shizune and the other kages standing behind her. "But i don't understand how Sakura and the rest could treat his memory like this" she said scowling at the thought.
Shikamaru sighed. The past few day had been stressful on the young Shinobi and all the stress from the war had tiered the man out. He looked older than his years. "Sakura and the rest have greatly lost my respect. I'm surprised at Ino" he said shaking his head. "The way she has been speaking about Naruto makes me want to cut ties with her completely" he said with Choji nodding in agreement.
"He may not be seen as a hero in this village. But will always be remembered and praised in the mist like the hero he was" Mei Terumi said as she placed a lily on the monument.
"As he will in the sand" Gaara said biding a final fair well to the man he called brother.
"And the cloud" A muttered.
"As will the rock" Onoki said as the two placed the flowers down.
"His flames of youth will forever burn brightly" Lee said with Gai muttering the same as the two placed their flowers on the monument.
"He created his own path and followed it all the way to the end" Neji said doing the same as everyone else.
Temari then bent down on her knees, placed the flowers and then kissed her hands and pressed them against the monument. "Thank you for everything you have done for our world and for my family" she said.
"I'll see you again one day in the afterlife" Kankuro said.
"But not too soon I hope" he said smiling slightly.
"Goodbye little brother Iruka said letting his tears flow freely as Ayame and Teuchi did the same.
"See you later my friend" Shikamaru said as he let a few loose tears flow.
"You were the best ramen buddy in the world" Choji said smiling.
Kakashi then walked forward and placed down Naruto now tattered lead headband. "May you finally find peace in the afterlife my greatest student" he said.
The whole group bowed their heads and prayed their respects to the world's greatest hero. The screen began to fade out as Naruto continued to let his emotions out while his parents still embraced him. There were some that cared. There were some that valued his life and saw him as their friend or family and for him that was enough.
As his mother and father comforted their son, Kami slowly walked over to wear they were. When she was in front of Naruto she got down on her knees and wrapped Naruto into a gentle hug. Naruto was sceptical at first and tensed a little, but after feeling how loving and warm feeling it was, he slowly embraced her.
"Naruto listen to what I am about to tell you, I want you to remember it for the rest of your life. Of all the people that have been born into the world, no one has more heart then you. You are so full of love, care and forgiveness that it gives you a heart of gold. No one could ever come close to the sacrifices that you have had to make. You care for others, even those that don't care for you and show forgiveness to those that don't deserve it. You are truly one in a billion Naruto. You a true miracle child that no one could ever replace and you deserve so much more than what was given. You have a great power within you. And I don't speak of the power given to you by the Kyuubi. I mean your own power, the power to change people and bring them to the light. This was a power that can't be rivalled or taken by anyone. You realised that something that very few ever learn.
That With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility."
"Those fools back in Konoha don't know anything. All that you must remember that despite what those people think, there are people that truly care and love you. You're Mother Kushina, Your Father Minato, Your Sensei and Godfather Jiraiya, Your sensei Kakashi, your Godmother Tsunade and your adopted Grandfather Hiruzen friends and even your allies. It's these kinds of bonds that helped shape you into the man we see before us and the man that we are all so proud off. The Man that deserves to be called a Hero."
After Kami had finished talking everything was silent. Naruto took a few deep breaths and finally began to calm down. He stared up at Kami, now with a small smile plastered on his face. "Thank you" he said while hugging Kami again. "You don't know how much that means to me to hear someone say that."
"Naruto" Kami said. "I want to give you a chance. A chance that has never been offered before and a chance that I will only ever offer to you this once." Naruto looked at her in confusion not understanding what she meant. Minato and Kushina stood their calmly knowing what the offer was and were curious how Naruto would take it.
"Naruto, I want to give you a second chance at life".
Immediately Naruto's eyes widened and jaw dropped slightly. "I can have a second chance?" he thought.
"I want to give you a chance to have something you missed out on. Love. Friendship. Respect. Family. What you had in the elemental nations was false; however I can take you to a different place. A New World. A world unlike the one you previously lived in."
Naruto leaned in. Curious about this new world that Kami spoke off.
"This world is known as the Magic World. Instead of Shinobi they have Mages. Instead of Chakra they have Magic."
"Woh" Naruto exclaimed. "Magic's real? As in the hold shooting pretty lights out your hands kind of magic?"
The three adults chuckled at Naruto's take on Magic. "Something like that" Kami said as she began to explain what Magic really was. "Magic is somewhat similar to Chakra you see. Magic is the physical embodiment of the spirit. When the physical spirit of an organism connects with the spiritual flow of nature, the spirit forms magic as a product of the connection. Only ten percent of the world's population is able to use Magic, which is noted to keep a balance between ordinary people and those with magic. It takes an enormous amount of concentration and mental ability to use magic. Magic users can learn multiple styles of Magic, but it is noteworthy that many users have natural affinities for their own magic style."
Naruto nodded, now having a better understanding of what magic was. "So if I went to this world I would be able to use magic" he asked which Kami replied with a nod. "Cool."
"But" he said. "What about Mom and Dad?" he said grabbing their hands. "I have just got them back and if I go, then I'm going to lose them again."
"Sweetheart" Kushina said. "You will never lose us. Even though you won't be able to see us, hear or feel us, I and your father will always be watching over you and you will always be in our hearts."
"We want you to be happy Naruto" Minato said. "If you came with us now to the afterlife, you will be missing out on so much. True friendship and the love of a family. You need to experience these things just like we and everyone else has. You need this son. You need to take this chance."
Naruto bit his lip and was about to speak up before being interrupted by his mother.
"No buts Naruto" she said placing her hands on her hips. "You're doing this. We will see each other again one day, and when we do we won't ever be separated again." She lifted her hand up and stuck her pinkie finger out. Naruto hesitated before signing with a smile. He pulled up his pinkie finger and locked it around his mothers.
"Okay. I'll give it another chance."
Both Kushina smiled proudly happy with the decision that he just made. They both placed their hands on his shoulder before Naruto then turned to Kami. "I will go to this new world. Thank you for offering me a second chance at life" Naruto said bowing slightly.
"You're welcome Naruto. Now before I send you, go and say your goodbyes to your parents" she said calmly. Naruto nodded and turned around and embraced both his parents into a family hug. Tears once again slowly made their way down all their cheeks as recently reunite family would be apart for a little while longer.
"Take good care of yourself sweetheart. Remember to be polite around others, eat your vegetables and go to bed at a reasonable time" Kushina said making both Naruto and Minato chuckle. "Make lots of friends, friends that care about you and like you for who you are. Don't ever let anyone try to change you. I want you to meet a nice girl and fall in love."
"Well Naruto" Minato said. "All I can say is good luck in your new life and I know you will continue to make us both proud. And listen to everything your motor mouth mother just told you" he said which earned him an elbow in the ribs by Kushina.
"Mom, Dad. Thank you. I know I have said this before but I'm going to say again. I'm so proud that I'm your son. I couldn't have asked for two better parents." Hearing this both Minato and Kushina hugged their son one last time before fading away from sight once again, returning to their spots in heaven. However before Kushina could completely go she left Naruto with one last message.
"By the way Naruto, I want lots of grandbabies to spoil" she said winking before completely fading away.
When she said this Naruto blushed furiously. That was the last thing he was expecting his mother to say to him. "Guess I have got no choice now" he said chuckling. "Your mother is certainly an interesting woman. There are not many people like her" Kami said with a slight chuckle.
"Yeah she is one in a million" he said lovingly before getting back to topic. "Before I go may I ask another question?"
Kami nodded her head and listened to Naruto's question. "If I'm going to have magic, what kind of magic will I be able use?" he asked.
"Ah well you see anyone with magic can learn any type of magic really" Kami said. However usually the first type of magic you learn will usually be your strongest form of magic and will be the one you use the most. Most mages only learn one type however few do learn other types of magic just in case."
"Okay" Naruto sighed. "So I'm going to have to find someone to teach me magic first?"
"That's correct. But don't worry about it. I'm going to send you to a place where you can learn one of the strongest magic's around. A very powerful lost magic which only a handful of people will use."
This got Naruto excited. "What is it? What's it called?" His excitement made Kami chuckle. "You will have to wait and see."
Naruto frowned and grumbled something unintelligent before nodding his head in agreement.
Step forward Naruto Kami said and placed a hand on his forehead. "You're going to feel a little weird and black out but when you wake up, you will be in the new world of Earthland."
Naruto nodded but quickly spoke up before Kami could proceed. "Kami if it's okay could I make one small request?"
Kami lifted eyebrows in curiosity before nodding. "The scars that cover my body" he said. "I want to keep them. I don't want them to fade away." Kami looked somewhat in surprise by the odd request. "May I ask why Naruto?"
"They help tell the story of my past. They are a part of me and everything that I have been through. They remind me of my failures. I want to keep them so that I can remind myself of who I am and what kind of life I have had to lead up to now. That way it will help motivate me in becoming stronger."
"Are you completely sure Naruto?"
"I am" he replied simply.
"Very well" she said and once again placed her hand onto his forehead.
"For now Naruto Namikaze this is goodbye. I hope to see you again one day. But not too soon I hope" she said winking.
Naruto smirked before everything felt like it was spinning. His body went numb and he felt like he was falling. Within seconds Naruto blacked out before disappearing.
"Good luck Naruto Namikaze" Kami said before she to fading away.
Naruto slowly opened his eye to see himself standing in front of a cave with weird gems glowing yellow as Naruto try to move he felt something inside his chest when he looked at his chest he saw the same glowing gem poking out from the centre of his chest.
"What the hell-"is all Naruto cold say before he caught he reflexion in the lake beside him
"What the hell am freaking 6 years old what the hell kami!" yelled Naruto before he heard a roar
"Please tell me that was my stomach" said Naruto. He slowly turns around to find himself face to face with a dragon. The dragon was about 10 feet tall with the same glowing gem as a horn. it scales was a cloudy Grey with what look like lightning bolts marking on each scales. The dragon's golden eyes looked at the small child with the glowing gem that shone so bright within him.
"Human what are you doing here with my lacrima inside your chest?" asked the grey dragon to the small, sweet child
"I just woke up here after meeting kami and getting a another chance at life if you like I could tell you my story" reply the Naruto as he sat and told his story to the dragon
"I see so you came out of my lacrima and somehow some of it got stuck inside you, well then how about I train you in magic, I will teach you Dragon Slayer magic. Since am a lightning dragon that will make you a lightning Dragon Slayer. As well you will be a third generation Dragon Slayer because of the lacrima inside your body. my name is kaminari I am the queen of lightning and thunder dragons and I will be your mother in this world" announced kaminari as she pick up the child and put him on her back and started to fly away.
"Yes mom" Naruto said as he fall asleep
"I can tell you will do good things in this world Naruto Namikaze" muttered kaminari as Naruto slept softly.
A/N and done thx you SoulReaperCrewe for letting me use lightning shadow as a story base and for everyone who read this story go and read lightning shadow anyway this is a Naruto/Ezra pairing unlike lightning shadow that is a Naruto/mira pairing plz review