My life had been filled with stories of demons and ghosts
my father, Minato was the greatest
) demon hunter known to man. The same, was with my mother, Kushina but she hunted ghosts instead
the two of them had gotten together
had gotten married cause they thought that their science was the same
working together and finally gotten married
they had me, a child that was afraid of what his parents hunted
But, what do you expect? A little kid hearing stories like this since he was born
it would scare anyone
Though, one day a friend of mine made me do something really stupid just so I could get a girl I liked to notice me
cause of that bet, my life had turned around but
was it for the better, or the worse?
"Go on in there."
"I'm not stupid."
"You're called a baka for a reason Naruto; I'll give you fifty bucks if you go in."
"No freaking way teme."
There were two teenagers in a lab. One had short black hair that shot out at the back almost like the duck's but feathers. His dark eyes staring at the blonde boy that stood in front of him. They've been friends for a long time, though the black haired boy crossed his arms over his dark blue shirt, his white shorts went up to his knees. Though, the blonde boy wasn't going to go in this weird portal that the blonde's parents made.
"I'm not going in and you can't make me!" Shouted blonde boy, his blue eyes sparkled with anger, not wanting to go into the broken portal. His parents were the only couple in this town that hunted down both demons, and ghosts. Well, his father hunted down the demons and his mother hunted down the ghosts. They both had created the portal in hopes to breaking through and into the other world.
And that had frightened him to a new level of fear.
The boy with black hair ran a hand through his hair as he said "look, if you go into the portal
I'll give you some advice to get Hinata Hyuuga to notice you." That had made the blonde boy lift his head in confusion. Tilting his head, the blonde boy was wondering if the black haired teen was telling the truth. "I give you my word Naruto; I'll tell you how you can get her to notice you."
Sighing, Naruto stared at his best friend for a moment before saying "fine Sasuke
not like it works anyway
" He sighed and walked to the portal, looking at it for to him, it only looked like a long tunnel
not very deep but it was deep enough at least. Shaking his head, Naruto placed his hand on the side of the wall, trying to figure out what this place would be like if it really leads to another world filled with ghosts or demons alike.
Though, he wasn't sure if it was a real world
nothing in his mind would allow him to believe this
to believe that they were real
the stories he had been told as a child, flew through his mind but
it still frightened him. Shaking his head, Naruto kept on walking
he had to complete this bet, he wanted Hinata to notice him
sure he had a small crush on Sakura once, but when he saw Hinata
it was like true love at first sight
but thought that she would never love him in return
her family was rich and successful
but his family were two crazy people that thought demon's and ghosts were real
Though, blinking in confusion, Naruto thinking he felt something under his palm. Tilting his head, Naruto tried to think on what it could have been
Though, he knew that he had to figure it out
He did the only logical thing
he pushed it.
The button started to hum, the lights within the tunnel started to flicker. Naruto didn't know why he wasn't running out of there. He knew that he had to get out of there. But for some reason, his body was frozen in place. As if something was holding him down, a voice whispering something in his head
telling him that this was meant to happen, though as the voice whispered to him, Naruto heard Sasuke screaming for Naruto to get out of there.
But he didn't leave
When Naruto had turned around, he let out a blood curling scream. Bolts of lightning hit him, jolting through his body. It felt like he was touching a wire fence
(He did that much, though it wasn't as strong as this feeling)
Naruto's eyes were tightly shut; feeling like his body was going to fry. Feeling like his heart was going to burst from all of this energy that was flowing through him. His body couldn't handle this anymore
he just couldn't handle this at all
his body felt like it was going to shut down. Naruto could faintly hear Sasuke screaming, panicking for help. But Naruto knew that there wouldn't be any help for him
The blonde teen felt something new, a strange new sensation flowing through his body
like it was making more powerful but it was still hurting him
like his nerves were being fried with the new sense of power that was shooting through him. Slowly, Naruto opened his eyes and tried to force himself out of this place. Tried to get out of here
his body couldn't handle any more of these anymore
Finally, Naruto felt like his body was no longer in the tunnel
though when he had left the tunnel, Naruto fell to the ground, groaning in pain
He weakly looked around as the side of his face was on the cold floor. The strange jolt was still flowing through his nerves; the coolness of the floor was making him feel a little better
Though, when he looked up, he thought he saw Sasuke's skin getting paler and paler with each minute.
?" He croaked out, his body unable to stand on its own right now. It felt like his body was made of led, like he couldn't even lift himself at all
is that you Naruto?" Asked Sasuke in shock, not sure how else he could answer this
why did Sasuke seem so scared and shocked to see him? That made no sense, Sasuke wasn't scared of anything, hell he just laughs at his parent's tales of demons and ghosts
are you talking
wait here, I'll get a mirror
" With that, Sasuke ran out of the room, making Naruto even more confused than before. Why would Sasuke need to get a mirror? That didn't make any kind of sense
Taking a deep breath, the young blonde teen tightly closed his eyes as he tried to fight the pain that was shooting through him, trying to make sure that he could keep on his toes so to speak
Once he was on his feet, Naruto placed a shaky hand on his forehead, trying to get his mind to clear
trying to figure out how and why he had felt such a sudden rush of power
not like it would have made any sense
must have only been from the jolts that had shooting through him nothing more and nothing less.
Though, footsteps were heard
which made Naruto turn around wondering who it was. He only tilted his head to the side in confusion, though sighed when it was only Sasuke coming back with a big body length mirror. "Take a look Naruto
" Sasuke said his skin still as pale as it was before he left to get the mirror. Though, the young man was almost afraid to go look in the mirror, something told him that he didn't want to know
that he didn't want to see what Sasuke was seeing right now
but he knew that he had too
Taking a deep breath, Naruto stood in front of the mirror and almost screamed
his once ocean blue eyes had turned green with black slits
no, one was neon green
the other was red, both of them had slits for pupils
the whisker marks on his cheeks look thicker
still as spiky but
it was snow white
the ends of his hair was red as crimson
not a single mark of blonde remained in his hair. But, when Naruto turned his head, he saw that his hair was much longer
just as long as his god father's
It was tied back at the nap of his neck and almost brushed the floor of his parent's lab
but the biggest change he had noticed were his clothes
His shirt was orange with sleeves that reached the tip of his fingers
at the ends of the sleeves had black flames with swirls of green
His pants were loose and baggy up till it had tightly closed around his ankles
and on his feet were old sandals that monks, priests and priestesses used to wear in the olden days, something he remembered from history
But at the moment, he didn't want to focus on that either
for when he had a good look at what was behind him
Naruto saw that he had he had matching white nine twitching tails that were red at the tips, but had a single green stripe
Naruto couldn't believe what he was seeing
if he had a tail
did that mean that he also had
Lifting the hair on the sides of his head, he saw that his ears were no longer were human but the ears of a fox
just like his tails his ears were white with red tips and dangling from them was were green swirl earrings
His skin no longer was as tanned as it used to be, it looked almost pale
if that was possible for him anyway
Shaking his head, Naruto turned to look at Sasuke saying "but how did this happen?"
"I don't know
I think it was the portal
it must have done something to your DNA
You look almost like a fox Naruto
not one I've ever seen
" Sasuke whispered, trying to figure out what Naruto had become
but what Naruto knew, was that he was no longer human
And, wanted to know how to change back
It had been a few years since that day had happened
the only thing that had changed to his human form was that he looked a little more muscular from all the training to control his
Though, it had been difficult to hide his powers from his parents
Naruto though, still wasn't really sure what he was at the moment
all he knew was that he wasn't human
not fully human anyway
But he couldn't think of what it could have been
The sound of a tray hitting the table snapped him out of his thoughts, making him look up and staring at his best friend Sasuke
the one that had made him do the stupid bet that had changed his life in the first place
The bet that had changed his life and turned him into whatever he was
"Hey Naruto how you doing
"As fine as someone like me can be
Sasuke sighed softly and stared at his best friend, trying to figure out what was going on in his friends hit
it had been like this since Naruto walked into the tunnel. He did train to control his powers through the basics
but after that Naruto hadn't used them after that
and Naruto had closed himself off from other people
he didn't even ask Hinata out at all
it was as if he had given up on having a real life
look I'm sorry about what had happened a few years ago
come on baka you have to be human again."
"Oh me am human? Think Sasuke, I'm not human anymore."
"You are half-human Naruto, still human enough to have feelings and emotions."
Naruto sighed softly, not sure what he could do
He knew that Sasuke meant well, but he also knew that cause of the bet that Naruto couldn't and wouldn't be able to have a normal life. Though, Naruto blinked when he heard the doors open. Looking up, Naruto blinked when he saw Sakura and Hinata walk in
Sakura was a beautiful girl with pink bubble gum hair, and emerald green eyes. She wore a red shirt and a matching red skirt
She was beautiful yes, but to Naruto she was nothing compared to the beauty next to her
Hinata Hyuuga had long blue hair, and beautiful lavender eyes. She wore a soft pink t-shirt and black shorts, along with matching black heeled shoes
Naruto couldn't believe how beautiful she was, but knew
just knew that he couldn't have her no matter how much or how hard he tried. He knew that so long as he was anything but human, that he could never have her
Sighing softly, Naruto looked away from the girls not wanting to feel the pain in his heart anymore
the more he thought about Hinata, the more his heart hurt
it was as if
his heart was shattering at the very thought of living his life as a monster.
why am I cursed with this power
why am I a freak?" Asked Naruto, not expecting to get an answer
he knew that he didn't deserve an answer
this was Naruto's punishment for not listening to his parents
he had been told time and again to never go into the lab but did anyway
"Everything has a reason for happening
maybe you're to use your powers for something
Sasuke sighed, no matter what he said, Naruto just refused to cheer up. It was as if he just plain refused to listen to reason
it was as if Naruto had just plain given up on life. And that wasn't healthy at all
Yawning, Sasuke calmly said "Naruto
you still have a chance with Hinata
trust me okay?"
I'll think about it
"Still doubting it
"Damn it Naruto!" Shouted Sasuke, getting ready to punch him, but didn't
knowing that this was just plain pissing him off at how Naruto was acting, he had been trying to cheer him up for years and still, Naruto refused doing anything to cheer himself up or anything
All Naruto did now, was read up on foxes for ideas on what he could have been
or even the powers that he would have
"Naruto-kun?" Whispered a shy voice, causing Naruto to look up and blink at the blue haired woman in confusion. Though, being near her, it made Naruto blush a soft pink. He couldn't believe it, it was Hinata Hyuuga, the girl of his dreams
Why would she and Sakura be over here? It didn't make sense, yes Sakura was popular and Hinata was because of her family's reputation as one of the greatest company owners known to man.
" Naruto said with a stutter, trying hard not to lose control over his powers. From what he knew, his powers were attached to his emotions and cause of that they would go out of control when he was nervous. Sakura turned and stared at Naruto and smiled. It was so obvious that Naruto liked Hinata but was too afraid to ask her out.
I was wondering if you needed
"Sorry Hinata but I gotta go!" with that, Naruto ran off with a speed that had made him known for being the fastest person on track. Which, only made Hinata blink in confusion
and Sakura and Sasuke shake their heads.
Sighing softly, Naruto leaned against the wall in the hallway
he hadn't expected Hinata to come to his table
but he didn't mind though
down side was that he felt his powers starting to go out of control
Looking at his hand, Naruto saw that he could no longer see it anymore. "Damn it
" He whispered softly, hating the fact that his powers were stronger when he felt anything
no matter what he did, he just couldn't control them to the point of them not going out of control.
"You alright Naruto," asked Sasuke as he walked up to the blonde teenager, wondering if he was okay.
"Least it was only your hand this time that went invisible."
Naruto sighed softly, but when his breath passed through his lips, it was an icy blue which made him shiver horribly. The blonde boy didn't know what that was about
trying to figure out why his breath had suddenly turned blue
and why he was shivering like crazy.
"Wonder what that was
" Asked Sasuke, wondering why his best friend just had cold breath
that is, until there was a strange laughter that he hadn't expected to hear. Looking up, both teens saw the halls glowing green. Turning the corner was a tall beast with glowing green fur. Long razor sharp claws and fangs, it looked like a mixture of a dog and a bear maybe?
"Dude that's a ghost I think you can sense ghosts too." Said the black haired teen, getting ready like he was about to fight. Though, Naruto didn't think it was a ghost
but sadly he knew that Sasuke was right. The glow was almost like how his body would glow when he first transformed
Shaking his head, Naruto took a few deep breaths as he said "you gonna fight him Naruto?"
"I'm going to have to
" Whispered Naruto as his hands clenched into tight fists, his knuckles turning white as he tried to think of where he could transform so no one would see him. Looking at the boy's room, Naruto ran in there, making sure that no one was in there with him. Taking a deep breath, Naruto pictured himself as his other self. Picturing himself as one with the powers of a ghost, and the powers of a beast
even if he still wasn't sure what he was
or who he was anymore
A ring of white flames circled around Naruto, giving him new strength. As the circle separated into two, one was going upward while the other went downward. His clothes transforming into the orange and black clothes that he knew all too well, the green swirls glowed with power. He knew that he had to stop that ghost before it was too late
he had to protect people
even if he didn't want to use his powers
Once the rings disappeared, Naruto knew the transformation was complete, looking in the mirror, his eyes
one was green while the other was red, both containing black slits. Looks like this was only the start of his high school life's disaster, allowing his body to glow a very light shade of blue, Naruto ran to the wall and fazed right on through the door, getting ready for a fight.
"Where did he go Sasuke?" Asked Naruto as he looked around.
Sasuke stared at his friend, his eyes a little wide for a moment before relaxing as he said "he went down the hall to the left. Think you can handle it Naruto?" Sasuke knew that Naruto had practiced with the fighting dummies his parents own, but fighting a real ghost like this
it might prove to be too much for Naruto and Sasuke would rather not hear Naruto complain about being in pain later.
Narrowing his eyes, Naruto ran to the cafeteria at top speed, the only thing that anyone would be able to see was an orange, black and white blur. Sasuke knew that he would have to make a quick trip to Naruto's parent's house
without them knowing.
Meanwhile, Naruto was running down the halls, just like before he transformed the halls glowed green with ghost energy. It was tough having to see this
his school being attacked by a ghost
Shaking his head, Naruto saw the ghost run into the cafeteria and howled like a werewolf in a way. Naruto heard screams
Naruto growled, revealing his razor sharp fangs as he fazed through the wall and glared at the demon.
"Get back ghost, this place is under my protection!" Shouted Naruto, he had to get this thing away from everyone so he could fight it better. Many people screamed in fear, though only two remained in the room
Sakura and Hinata
why that was, he didn't know. All he knew was that he couldn't risk them getting in the way
His nine tails swishing around as he tried to think of what to do. Sadly, the ghost swung its massive hand at Naruto causing him to go flying right into the wall.
Groaning, Naruto knew this
he could still feel pain in his new body
The two girls ran to him and helped him up. Though, to them, he must have felt like burning ice. He knew his body was different in temperature then others
But when he was on his feet, Naruto saw that they weren't shivering
were they just brave enough to the point where they didn't freeze or burn? Shaking his head, Naruto glared at the ghost. Though, from the corner of his eye he saw Hinata staring at him.
Though he didn't dare make a comment on it, knowing fully well that if he did, that Hinata would get an idea on who he really is. Looking back at the ghost, Naruto calmly said "you both get out of here. You'll only get in my way
"What do you mean you can't? You have to get out of here or you'll get hurt or worse killed." Naruto growled out, not wanting to sound like a jerk, but he just didn't want them hurt. The young ghost-demon man knew that he couldn't live with himself if Hinata got hurt, and knew he would get an ear full if Sasuke found out that Sakura had gotten hurt. Shaking his head, he said "just stay out of my way understand."
With that, Naruto clenched his hand into a fist
his hands glowing a light red as if preparing for a blast. Naruto looked down at his hand, wondering why they were glowing
he's never seen this happen before, though he wasn't complaining
it was a new strength that he's never felt before
Naruto knew that he was strong in this form of his, his build was like that of a body builder, his appearance was frightening almost
though he knew that his appearance would frighten humans
Shaking his head, Naruto walked toward the ghost getting ready to attack. The red glow around his hand didn't fade, but it seemed like it had gotten stronger. The ghost just smirked its red eyes on Naruto as if he found Naruto amusing.
"So, another one that bares the powers of a ghost and a kyuubi spirit
thought your kind had disappeared eons ago."
"What? Just what are you talking about you weird ghost
"You hold the powers of a ghost, but also of a demon's spirit
there hasn't been one like you in over a hundred years
who would have thought." Said the ghost with a laugh before his hands glowing, claws getting longer, which made Naruto think that he had bitten off more than he could chew
Tails swishing behind him as he ducked, he had to stay in front of the girls. Knowing fully well that would happen if Naruto moved from his place. The glow spread through his body and to his other hand, a voice telling him to hold his hands outward
palm facing the ghost. But he didn't know if he could trust the voice that was within his mind. Fearing that if he listened to it, that it would cause only more harm and damage
But at the moment, he didn't have much else to go by.
Throwing his hands toward the beast before him, Naruto's palms gathered orbs of red light gathered in his hand, moving around as if they were made of flames. Naruto couldn't believe that he had this power
was this the
the power of a demon like the ghost had said? He wasn't sure, but he knew that this was only the beginning
Growling, Naruto's eyes glowed as he said "time to say good-bye!" Just as he launched the attack, Naruto went flying and through the wall.
Not what he had planned
Though, the ghost had disappeared for now
Hinata and Sakura were confused on where the ghost boy had disappeared too.
Groaning, Naruto woke up outside of the school, slowly he opened his eyes and looked around. Wondering where he was
and saw that he was behind the school, where he and Sasuke would hang out once in a while
Taking a deep breath, Naruto looked around and changed back through the ring of white flames. Just as he left the small alley, Sasuke came through the streets holding onto a strange weapon that he knew, belonged to his parents. It was a strange sealing kunai that would easily trap a ghost or demon within it.
But it didn't work as far as Naruto knew.
you're a little late. The ghost is gone
"Damn it!" Sasuke said when he had arrived to Naruto and saw the small marks on his hands, as if he had been burnt. "What happened?" He asked, trying to figure out what had just happened
Holding his head, Naruto calmly said "I might need to do more practice, that ghost isn't gone
Naruto was sitting in the basement; his parents weren't home and wouldn't be for an hour. Since when they weren't working on their ghost/demon projects, they were out doing their real jobs. Naruto had his arms crossed, had told Sasuke everything that had happened. Though, what had confused both of the boys was that the girls didn't, or wouldn't
or even couldn't move. Though, Naruto knew that he had to be more careful about what had happened
Though, what had confused both of them was what the ghost had told Naruto
about holding the power of a ghost and the kyuubi
Sasuke had gotten to work right away, looking up old legends about the kyuubi. But it might take a while since there were so many of websites that spoke about kyuubi. As for Naruto, he had transformed once again and looked at his hand, trying to summon that red orb into the palm of his hand once more. But it didn't come to him
which didn't make any kind of sense to Naruto.
"Maybe your powers need a reason
you were trying to protect Sakura and Hinata after all."
but I was also trying to beat the ghost."
"Yes, but everyone needs a reason to fight Naruto. You weren't fighting to be stronger; you were doing it to protect others
Sighing softly, Naruto sat down in the computer chair, staring at his palm as he tried to focus the energy within his palm once more. Thinking about Hinata being in danger
he pictured himself trying to protect her with his life
though when he looked at his hand again, he blinked when he saw an orb of red light glowing brightly
Naruto's eyes faded for a moment as if he was in a trance
"Ya know Naruto, maybe you should pick up a name for yourself, since you can't risk using your real name or else people will know who you are."
Though, when Sasuke had said that he didn't get an answer from Naruto, which only confused him all the more, frowning the black haired teen looked over at his friend and saw that Naruto was just staring at a red orb of energy that resided in his hand. Walking over to Naruto, he pushed his shoulder trying to get the white haired teen to snap himself out of his trance. Though, it was as if Naruto was trapped within his own mind. "Naruto snap out of it!" Again, no answer
Sasuke was freaking out; thinking that if Naruto stayed in this trance for too long his parents will find him like this and think he's the enemy. "Naruto Hinata is being attacked!"
"What?!" Naruto snapped out of his trance and looked around, shaking his head as he tried to remember what had happened. Groaning, Naruto transformed back, going to make a mental note to himself
Never look at the red orb again or risk going into that trance-like state. Staring at Sasuke, he asked "so what were you saying?"
"You need a name for yourself."
so what should it be?"
"Well, that ghost said that you had the power of a ghost and the kyuubi. Which, he said hadn't been around for another one of those for eons. So
how about Phantom Kyuubi
" Naruto just stared at his friend as if that had been the most stupid thing he had suggested
Naruto was supposed to be the stupid one of the group
"How about Kyuubi Phantom." Naruto suggested, not going to call himself Phantom Kyuubi that just seemed stupid beyond a new level. Though, Sasuke just nodded, agreeing that it sounded much better than what he had suggested. Though, Sasuke went back onto the computer and went to work on the legends of kyuubi.
Though, while Sasuke was doing that, Naruto's ghost sense went off again, making him shiver slightly. Growling, Naruto ran to the wall as he transformed, not what had had planned. Not wanting to fight the ghost again so soon and ran out through the wall and toward where the ghost was. This wasn't that far
Naruto knew that he had to use his speed to get out of here. He sniffed the air, trying to see if he could sense where the ghost would be. Too bad the ghost could only sense a ghost being near him.
Growling, Naruto had to think of a way to beat that thing
he had to think on what attack to use
so far, it seemed like he could go invisible, go through solid objects
(Least out of his ghost powers) But out of the demon powers he finds out he seems to have
(Least he thinks it's a demon power) seems to let out blasts of demonic energy.
Thinking about his powers had distracted the young man so much that he had arrived to his destination for now, Naruto found himself outside of Hinata's house. The ghost had howled and smashed his fist right through the roof and pulling out only to see Hinata.
When he found Hinata screaming out in fear, it made his blood go cold
Shaking his head, Naruto growled and leapt up the ghost's huge body, which to him seemed to have gotten bigger the ghost noticed Naruto and growled a bit as he tried to swat him away. Hinata kept screaming, trying to break free of the ghost's grip. Naruto jumped toward the demon's free arm and tried to think of ways to get to the other. At times like this, he wished that he could fly
"Hold on!" He shouted, jumping from the arm as he tried to reach toward Hinata. Hinata's screams had ceased, staring at Naruto with wide fear filled lavender eyes. Naruto turned intangible and fazed through the creature's hand, and grabbed Hinata. Both of them had faced through the ghost's hand and landed on the roof. Turning back, Naruto wrapped his nine tails around Hinata as if to shield her.
"What's going on?" Asked Hinata, her voice filled with fear and worry. Naruto didn't know how to keep her calm, wanting to make sure that she knew that he was going to protect her
Closing his eyes, Naruto tried to picture the red orb once again. For right now, punches and kicks aren't strong enough to stop this thing
He had to make sure that Hinata stayed safe
Opening his eyes, Naruto whispered "I'm going to make sure that you are safe
You just have to trust me." He tried to make his voice sound deep, but knew that he couldn't do it very well, but
was thankful that his appearance stopped anyone from guessing who he was. He saw Hinata nod and lifted her in his arms and jumped down onto the ground then turning to face the ghost. Hinata hid behind Naruto; wanting to remain safe
not that he could blame her.
Taking a deep breath, Naruto charged at the ghost with more speed than he's ever used before. It was as if he was faster than the speed of sound, but knew, just knew that was impossible. He wasn't Sonic the Hedgehog after all. Screaming, Naruto thrusted his palm on the demon's chest and the red orb shot through the ghost. The ghost howled in pain, though Naruto knew that this was far from over. The blonde ghost boy pulled out the kunai that Sasuke had taken from his parent's lab. He knew that it was risky to use the weapon, so no ghost would be able to take it
he was able to hold it because he was only part ghost
and part human. Taking a deep breath, Naruto swung the kunai saying "time to disappear!" With that, the ghost screamed and faded away into the kunai.
Which, had surprised Naruto was that the kunai glowed bright green, as if it had taken the ghosts energy and destroyed his body
but Naruto could still sense the ghost's presents in the weapon
Taking a deep breath, Naruto knew that this was what he had to do
He had to stop ghosts from entering this world and defeat them
Though, he hoped
that it would stop
he wanted a normal high school life
Turning at Hinata he gave her a small smile before walking away.
"Wait, who are you?"
"Just call me Kyuubi Phantom
the first ghost to contain the powers of a demon, and a ghost."