Naruto X Reader: Naruto Uzumaki.
Okay, before we get started, he's a long-ish bio for my OC that you get to pretend to be. (Yeah, I know it looks like something from quotev.com, but just bare with me!)
Village: Konohagakure (originally Otogakure, since you're an Orochimaru experiment)
Chakra Nature: Yin/Yang.
BFFs: Kakashi, Kiba, Hinata, Ino, Inouchi, Anko.
Enemies: Orochimaru, Kabuto, basically anyone that tries to hurt your Naruto-kun!
(child) sleeveless white shirt that was so long it covers your ankles, then it switches to a black t-shirt and grey shorts after Kakashi rescues you. Short, messy, pure-white hair , peircing orange eyes with slit pupils, pale-ish skin, and a skinny build. (Oh, also, you're a fox-human hybrid, so you have silver fox ears and a fluffy tail X3)
(preteen) a deep-blue hoodie with a black hood, black sweatpants, and a blue Konohagakure hitai-ate around your neck. (if you don't know what a hitai-ate is, those are the ninja headbands) Shoulder-length, still messy hair, fair skin, and a slightly curvy, immature build.
(teen) a white, short kimono with light blue flames on the ends, black trim and a deep blue, wide obi, navy blue leggings, same hitai-ate in the same place. Same hair, eyes, and complexion. More curvy, mature build.
<And now for the story, in your POV>
*How You Escaped Orochimaru*
I was unconscious from yet another test my creator, Orochimaru, had taken on me. I'm only 5 years old, but I already have scars running up and down my arms from all the injections and blood-drawings that he and his accomplice Kabuto had done to me.
When I finally woke up, I heard a voice talking to me. "Hey, little girl... wake up." The voice sounded serious, but kind. I slowly opened my eyes, and even through my blurry, darkened vision I caught sight of silver, spiky hair and a gleaming red eye.
"Huh...? Wha..." I still couldn't speak, but my ears perked up to try and listen to what this strange man was trying to say to me. "So, your ears and tail are real... what's your name, little one?" The man asked me as I sat up, my vision becoming more clear. I found myself near a fire in the middle of the woods, lying under a blanket with bandages all over my arms.
I quickly sat up, terrified, wrapping my tail around my body. I had never been outside of Orochimaru's hideouts in my life, and I started to back away from this man who seemed to have taken me out of it. "Easy, just try to calm down. I'm not going to hurt you... I'm Hatake Kakashi. And you are...?" He asked me in a gentle voice.
I looked at Kakashi with frightened eyes. "I-I'm Akane..." I hesitantly answered, watching him warily. He smiled, although it was hard to tell through the mask covering his face, and handed me a rice ball. "You must be starving, with how skinny you are. Eat this, it'll give you some strength." He told me. I stared at him for a second, then cautiously took the rice ball from his hand, sniffed it with my acute sense of smell, and took a bite.
I discovered that the one hideout of Orochimaru's that I was in had been destroyed during an anbu mission Kakashi and a few other black ops had been assigned to by the Konohagakure. I was the only surviver, and the youngest in the experimenting chambers. Kakashi told me that his mission was over with, and he decided to take me in for a little while until I got used to being in a more humane environment, so he took me to Konoha to live with him.
Eventually, I got my own place and was working at a flower shop called Yamanaka flowers with a girl named Yamanaka Ino and her father, Inouchi. They became like a family to me, something I had never experienced before.
*How You and Naruto Met*
"But, Kakashi-onii, I really want to be a ninja!" I complained to Kakashi, now 7-years-old. Kakashi was the only one who could write a letter of recommendation to the Third Hokage for me to join the ninja academy, since no one else would. Kakashi wasn't exactly thrilled with my decision; he was worried that I might not be cut out to be a shinobi.
"Now, Akane... with how many tricks you play and the pranks you pull... I don't think Iruka wants to deal with a second troublemaker running around the academy..." Kakashi explained to me. My eyes narrowed, and my ears turned backwards with irritation. "A second troublemaker...? Who else plays pranks as well as I do!?" I shouted.
Kakashi eventually signed me up for the ninja academy, and I happily ran towards the building with my backpack on my shoulders. The academy was nothing new to me; I had passed it plenty of times on my way to work. But I always noticed that, out of the huge crowd of kids, there was one that always stuck out to me, and not just because he was constantly separated from the rest; a boy with bright, blond hair and the deepest blue eyes I had ever seen was always rocking on a swing tied to a tree branch. I secretly hoped he was at his usual spot on the swing as I walked through the academy courtyard.
To my surprise, the boy wasn't at the swing, but I had spotted him stealthily climbing the roof to the academy. It looked like he was carrying a bucket full of water balloons up there with him. I only needed to watch for a second before I recognized the type of prank he was pulling; it was a classic.
I snuck up behind the boy as he set up his bucket of balloons next to himself as he sat down. I stepped closer before speaking. "Hey, whatcha doin'?" I asked him quietly enough so no one else would hear me. He jumped, startled, and almost fell off the roof. I swiftly caught his wrist in my hands before he tumbled down. "What--!? Hey, what are ya trying to do, kill me!?" The boy yelped as I pulled him up. Just then, a few kids turned to see who was making all the noise, and I quickly ducked behind the academy sign, pushing the boy's head down with me.
"Look, I don't know who you are, but I'm trying to pull a prank, here, dattebayo!" The boy whispered harshly. My ears perked up. "Oh, so you're the great prankster everyone's talking about... well, you won't get much laughs from that!" I told him, pulling off my backpack and unzipping it to reveal a bunch of balloons I had.
"Hahaha! Oh,man! Filling balloons with rotten egg whites is kinda gross, but the look on people's faces when the smell hits 'em! Heheh!" The boy laughed. I had pulled out two laundry clips and plugged our noses, so our voices sounded funny, making the moment all the more humorous. "By the way, what's your name, fox girl?" He asked me. I gave him a closed-eye smile. "I'm Akane! How about you, blondie?" I answered him. He flashed me a goofy smile. "I'm Uzumaki Naruto, the future Hokage, dattebayo!" He replied. Instantly, I knew this would be the start of a great friendship.
*The Double Reveal!*
"Naruto-kun... please, just be alright!" I thought frantically as I ran through the hospital hallway down to the room Naruto was in. We were 13 at the time, and I felt so horrible; Naruto's best friend, Uchiha Sasuke, had gone to the very man who created and gave me such terrible nightmares just thinking about him: Orochimaru. Even though I couldn't have defeated him, tears of guilt ran down my cheeks for not taking care of Orochimaru when I should've during the chūnin exams.
"Naruto-kun!" I shouted as I flung open the door and glanced inside. Naruto was sitting up, looking out the window and turning his head to look at me. "Akane-chan?" He responded, the energy in his face surprising me. He was recovering already, and so quickly!
I breathed a sigh of relief, but I still broke down and started crying. I put my face in my hands and sobbed, my ears turned downward. "I'm sorry Naruto-kun... I wish I could've helped... I just..." I then heard his sheets shuffle, and his footsteps closed in on me. As I looked up to see what he was doing, suddenly his arms were curled around my shoulders and holding me close. "It's not your fault, Akane-chan... there was nothing you could've done... I wouldn't want you coming with me on something that dangerous, anyway..." He comforted me gently.
I just cried louder at Naruto's words. "But, Naruto-kun... you don't understand...! There's something about me you should know..." I blurted. He slowly let go of me and backed away to look me in the eyes. "What don't I already know about you...? We're best friends, we know everything about--" I interrupted him before he could finish.
"Naruto-kun, you've never once wondered why I have these ears and tail?" He just looked at me, confused. "The truth is... Naruto-kun, I..." I paused at the thought of Naruto discovering what I truly was and never speaking to me again. Tears started to well up in my eyes once more, I just didn't want him to stop being my friend, with all my heart... I realized just how much I loved him at that moment, and I needed to tell him the truth.
"I wasn't born... I was created... by Orochimaru...!" I choked out. Naruto's eyes grew wide, and I quickly looked down and away, squeezing my eyelids shut, a stream of water running down my cheek. "I'm sorry... I should've told you sooner... what I really was... I'm so sorry!" I sobbed, turning to run out of the room.
Just then, Naruto's hands grabbed my shoulders. With a strong tug, he whirled me around and embraced me, holding me so close that I could feel his breath on my neck. "Akane-chan... don't blame yourself just because you're a creation of Orochimaru. And, you know what? One good thing he has done for this world... for me... was creating you." He spoke quietly, the air escaping his mouth tickling the skin on my neck.
Naruto backed away once again to look me in the eyes. "Close your eyes for a minute, I want to try and comfort you." He softly whispered. I felt my face become hot as I blushed, but I obeyed his words. Soon, I felt his breath on my mouth, and I so desperately wanted to open my eyes to see what he was doing. I then felt his warm lips press against mine gently, cautiously. I gasped though my nose and exhaled sharply as Naruto deepened the kiss.
After a few seconds, Naruto broke the kiss, backing away slowly as I gradually opened my eyes. He was slightly blushing, and pulled away and made some space between us. "I-I'm sorry, Akane-chan... I... it's just... I love you, and..." He stuttered, avoiding eye contact with me.
I blushed even more than before at Naruto's confession. "I... Naruto-kun... I love you, too...!" I uttered, Naruto gazing back at me with a surprised look and a deeper blush. He closed the space he had created between us and hugged me close once again, smiling his usual goofy smile. "Well, Akane... I'm not exactly in a position where we can be boyfriend and girlfriend just yet... but, once I return to Konoha after my training with Pervy Sage, I promise I'll ask you out, okay, dattebayo?" He chuckled. I smiled as he let me back away from him. "Deal." I replied, winking at him.
*How You Two Started Going Out*
It was about two-and-a-half years since Naruto had left to train with Pervy Sage, otherwise known as master Jiraiya. He had come back to the village and then headed off on a mission so quickly that I hadn't even gotten a chance to see him.
We were both 16 now, and I had been promoted to chūnin rank, but I felt bad for leaving Naruto behind at the genin level. My jutsu had increased in efficiency so much, I could now control light and shadows to the point I could have complete control of a person's visual senses if I get them caught in a technique. My shadow/light techniques could even cancel out effects of ocular jutsu and kekkei-genkai, such as Sharingan, Byakugan, etc., since I have control over the opponent's visual field.
Naruto had gone off on a mission to the Sunagakure about two weeks ago, and I didn't forget the promise he made when we were 13. "I hope you keep your promise... Naruto-kun..." I kept telling myself every day after he left. I was walking to Ichiraku when I saw it; the bright blond, spiky mess of hair at the seat where Naruto used to always sit.
I could hardly contain myself, and I instinctually started sprinting to the small noodle bar. "Naruto-kun!" I called out. He turned around and caught sight of me as I stopped in front of him. "A-Akane-chan...?" He thought out loud, looking at me up and down.
Naruto started blushing. "Akane-chan, it is you! Wow, you've... grown..." He stated shyly, looking at my body for a quick second, then quickly looking to his left away from me. I blushed for the first time in a long while. "Y-you've grown, too... are you taller than Sakura-san now!?" I replied, using his height as a distraction from what I was really looking at. I couldn't stop staring at his build, even if it was hard to see it through the baggy jackets he always wore, although this new black and orange one seemed a bit more form-fitting than his old blue and orange one.
Naruto and I had started to eat our ramen. I saw his favorite ramen flavor wasn't any different; miso pork ramen with fishcake. And the way he ate it hadn't changed a bit. I loved how he slurped up the noodles with his cute expression of closed-eyed happiness accompanied by a slight blush. I ate almost in the exact same way he did, I just ate a bit slower. Naruto stopped for a quick second and glanced at me. "You look really cute in that kimono, just to let you know, dattebayo." He said with a full mouth. I blushed again, and Naruto went right back to slurping up his noodles.
When we had finished our ramen (by some miracle, I was able to finish at the same time Naruto did) I handed money to Teuchi, enough for both of our bowls. Naruto started to hand his payment, but I pushed his hand down. "I already paid for yours, Naruto-kun." I told him with a faint smile.
Naruto blinked a couple times, then gave me his usual goofy smile. "Really? Wow, thanks, Akane-chan!" He thanked me cheerfully. That smile he always did made me want to melt every time he flashed it across his face.
We had started to walk away from the ramen bar when Naruto suddenly wrapped me in his arms. "I missed you, Akane..." He whispered to me, and I realized he didn't use 'chan'. I hugged him back, curling my tail around him. "I missed you, too... Naruto..." I replied, not adding 'kun' to his name, which felt strange.
Naruto released me from his grip and grabbed my hand. "Let's go to my place like we used to, Akane-chan! Seems like we have a lot of catching up to do, dattebayo!" He happily declared, and there was no way I could refuse his smiling face, not that I wanted to.
Naruto unlocked the door to his apartment, opening the door and gesturing for me to walk in. "Ladies first!" He chuckled. I giggled at his joking chivalry, and stepped into his apartment. Once inside, Naruto closed the door, then glanced at me with a look I couldn't really recognize with him.
"Is something wrong, Naruto-kun...?" I asked him as he kept staring at me. Then he snapped out of it, shaking his head and walking over to his couch. "It's nothing... I-I was just thinking about something, that's all..." He responded as he took a seat on the couch.
I sat next to Naruto, silence taking over. I hated it when there was silence between us, although it didn't happen very often. I thought that he had completely forgotten his promise from so long ago, maybe even forgot the fact that he said he loved me and he was just now trying to remember it. "Naruto-kun... you do remember, don't you...?" I asked him quietly. He looked at me questioningly. "Remember what?" He answered.
My heart sank at Naruto's response. How could he not remember? We both confessed our love, and I told him what I really was! I looked away from him sadly. "Oh, uh, i-it's nothing. Forget I even--" My sentence was interrupted when Naruto suddenly grabbed my shoulders and pulled me close to him, pressing our lips together deeply.
Naruto started rolling kisses in, and then his tongue brushed the surface of my lips, begging for entrance. Without a second thought or even realizing what I was doing, my body reacted and I opened my mouth, allowing his tongue to gently rub against mine. My ears turned downward and my tail stiffened from my surprise at Naruto's actions.
Then, Naruto suddenly broke the kiss and gazed at me with that look from earlier, except I now understood it's meaning. "I didn't forget my promise Akane, and I never go back on my word... I was just waiting for the right moment to ask..." He told me, blushing darkly. I was blushing too, and I smiled happily. Naruto smiled as well. "Will you be my girlfriend?" He asked me. I hugged him tightly, basically tackling him into the back of the couch. "Yes! Yes I will, Naruto!" I replied, Naruto laughing and hugging me back.