You would never know pride was such a wonderful terrible thing, a beautiful contradiction really. A seed that bears two vines, one of life and the other death....A fork in the road the breaks off in two directions, one leading to arrogance and selfishnes, and the other self confidence and a mutual respect for your commrades. This is the story of Suzaku's journey, and how he ended up wandering down both roads. The sun smiles as a new born baby is born. Born into a world of beauty and chaos, destined for greatness. But cursed by his name, a new Uchiha has come into the world. Smirking and causing trouble since the day he was born, Suzaku's parent knew they were in for a wild experience.
In Suzaku's early childhood he was somewhat selfish. He would never share his things with others and would rarely put others before himself. Due to this Growing up in konoha was a pain for Suzaku, always being considerred a brat by the adults of the village. But Suzaku didn't care. Suzaku at the early age of 6 didn't have many friends, but it wasn't due to him being shy or anything. It was because he didn't feel the need for any. But one kid, stood out and actually reached out to Suzaku. Lelouch Uchiha, a distant cousin of Suzaku. Saw Suzaku as someone who he could be very good friends with. Years passed, and the two became very good friends. Training vigorlously together throughout there childhood. Both had goals to become strong, so they eventually became rivals. But Suzaku caught the upper hand and his arrogance grew more when he graduated form the ninja accademy at age 12. A year before his class. Leaving Lelouch behind....
Suzaku always eager for battle, to test his strength, entered the chunnin exam the year he graduated from the ninja accademy ignoring Lelouch's pleads to wait for him. But Suzaku ignored him and he became a chunnin with ease defeating all who crosed his path. But Suzaku wasn't just a ruthless, arrogant prodigy. Like all Uchiha, Suzaku had a deep love for something, someone. His mother, who no matter he did. Always loved him back, raising him out of his arrogance and selfishness. But his father would combat this greatly, pushing Suzaku over his limits to make him the best he could be. And Suzaku resented him for this. But it would all come burning down soon. 3 years passed and Konoha went to war.
The nine tailed fox attacked the hidden leaf once again. Suzaku never one to be scared, boldy wanted to help defend the village. But was hot down by his father immediatly. "Don't be so quick to throw your life away! Now go into the cellar and wait. I won't allow anything to harm this village." Suzaku's father and mother rush out of the house hastily. There house being cloe to the outskirt of town, the fox is seen outside of their house. A loud crash is heard, Suzaku comes sprinting out of the house. The fox is distracted the 4th hokage. SUzaku looks down to see his mother bloodied and drained of almost all of her energy. She holds her hand out to Suzaku. "Mommy, will always love you no matter what you do..." Suzaku attempts to grab his mother' hand. But it is to late. Her arm collapses to the ground. Her frail body lye in the street cold and lifeless. Suzaku sheds a tear, then closes his eyes. He clenches his fist, then opens his eyes violently. His emerald green eyes, now bleed a horrible red tint. Representing the loss of his mother. His love for her then turned into a hate for his father. Suzaku had awakened the eyes of his clan with the loss of his mother.
Suzaku's mother was killed healing his father. The irony Suzaku thought, ut he didn't know that his father got injured protecting his mother. Suzaku was crushed after this, losing the only thing he loved. But he didn't change like most Uchihas. After his mother's death his personality changed for the better. He began to accept others as commrades and friends. This was only shown to outsiders, inside Suzaku was a wreck. Holding all his grief, pain and hate over his father's head. On the outside, Suzaku was a blooming flower, whose destiny was shrowded in greatness. But in his heart he was plotting on killing his father. After his mother's death, Suzaku's father began training him personally. Another example of him protecting Suzaku. But Suzaku didn't see it that way. He saw it as his father punishing him for not listening to his order of stay in the house.
A year of training in weaponry isolated with his father passes. A year since his love died and his inner hate was born. The night Suzaku had been planning was here. Suzaku creeps into the dojo late at night. Taking his father's special katana and his special bow. Suzaku's father sit in his room, looking to be meditating. Suzaku unsheathes the katana and silently creeps into the room. His steps silently, his breathing held to a level only ninkens could hear. Suzaku was an assasin primed and ready for his first kill. Claaaank!! the blade drops to the ground. Suzaku's hands stained with blood. He hold his father in his arms. His father heds a tear, then muster up enough strength for a few words. "Suzaku i'm.... sorry...." His father fades into the dark room that is death. Suzaku drops his body cold onto the ground, but out of the corner of his eye. Suzaku spots a picture. Suzaku picks the picture up, it's a portrait of his father and mother all together. Suzaku grips his face, then hangs his head low. He think to himelf, "what have i done." He closes his eyes, and opens them slowly. His eyes glow a dark red. Suzaku had gained his second tomoe, the second level of the cursed clan's eyes. Suzaku had finally did it, he killed the man he hated. No he killed someone he cared for deep down.
The pain he had felt when his mother died, had tripled. Now that he killed his father. Suzku, burries his father in the floor boards. Then goes to sleep. In an attempt to sleep it off, sleep the pain off. The next day, Suzaku awakens to the cold feeling of his blood stained fingers against his face. Suzaku clenches his chest, to his dismay, the pain did not go away. Suzaku looks off to the left, his night stand holding the portrait from last night. The portrait falls off the table. A letter slips out of the back, Suzaku opens the letter and begins to read.
Suzaku, i know you and i haven't alway seen eye to eye over the years. But i'd like to take this time to explain to you what actually happened that night. After i sent you into the cellar, your mother and i went outside to go help defend the village. The demon wait outside destroying a few buildings. Your mother attempted to seal off the beast's chakra. But the beast aught her in the act. He turned around and sent a powerful gust of wind at us. I tried using my own jutsu, but it wasn't strong enough. It weakened it, and continued at us. I had no time to think, just move. I dove in front of your mother, taking the blast. I roll over and lye on my back, your mother starts to heal my wounds. But the beast sends another shockwave. Your mother had no chance of avoiding it. She got hit, then you came outside. Suzaku, your mother loved you very much. But.... I loved you more, Suzaku if your reading this, you didn't know this. And for this, Suz....... (His father is stabbed/ Letter stops)
Suzaku clenches the letter then puts it in his coat pocket. SUzaku begins packing up his gear, taking multiple arrows from his father's armory. Also taking his father's katana in which he killed his father. Suzaku left the village, without seeing Lelouch again. Suzaku on his way out of the village, think back on his father and mother's last words. "I love you." Suzaku smiles kowing he is loved. Since that day, Suzaku started heading towards the light. Changing his destiny and his view on life. He begin training with many Shinobi on the road to his new home. Training in his natural affinity of fire with a man named Barney Stinson. The untaimable element of lightning with Sado. Water with Akira, who Suzaku has recently found in his village. The element that matches his personalitty, wind with a woman named Korra. And Suzaku's newest element with a strong swordsmen nicknamed Shanks.
Suzaku venturing through the village hidden in the mist, came accross a few strong shinobi. There strength came from their summoning of otter. The semi aquatic animal. Suited Suzaku very well, and after a few days of training. Suzaku igned the contract, gaining the giant otter tattoo on his left shoulder. A few more days of traveling, Suzaku comes accross the village hidden in the clouds. He was welcomed by many new faces such as Trafalgar law, Kai Hyuuga, Kenshin, Killer Bee, Igneel, Icemeyster, Gray Fullbuster, Levy, Gin, Yuno, Byakuya, Shinon, Yamato, Tasaba, Shinsuke, Mephisto, Rokudo, Itachi, Ip Man, Roku, and Jinso. Their former kage in Luffy. Saw potential in Suzaku and gave a few tips to him on how to battle smart and effectively. Suzaku immediatly upon joining the village was placed in a squad with an inuzuka who left konoha around the same time he did. His name was Rin Okumura, and that was the beginning of a brand new friendship.
A few months pass, and Suzaku had gotten used to his squad. He became recognized as one of Kumo and respected by new villagers. Suzaku grew bored, bored of sitting on watch duty all day. Flashbacks of his friends leaving the village haunted him. One of them being Gaara of the dessert. Suzaku's mind wandered as he dreamt of traveling to Sunagakure to visit his old friend. Moments later, the dream became reality and he was on his way to the dessert. But he was stopped before he could leave the village. His commrade Jinso, stopped him. Asking where he was going. Suzaku told him of his little adventure. Jinso interested in adventure as always, jumped on the bandwagon and decided to go with him. Suzaku summoned his otter and the duo traveled out of the village and to Suna.
While in the otter, Suzaku and Jinso play cards and discuss random things. As time passes, Suzaku gets frustrated off waiting and burns the deck of cards after losing. A thud is heard. The duo relizes they have arrived. The otter floats up to sea level, and the kumo ninja emerge from the mouth of the otter. After walking on foot for a bit, they arrive in Suna. It was hot and the duo was exhausted. They are greeted harshly, by an uchiha and a ice user. The uchiha activates his sharingan, almost as if to intimidate them. Suzaku being a calm man, asked him to stand down and let them pass, as the two lands were allied at the time. The uchiha doesn't listen. Frustrated, Suzaku reveals his sharingan and stares down the Uchiha. Suzaku steps forward, and is greeted by a sword to the neck and harsh words. Suzaku exhales softly, before back flipping swiftly. Once out of range he prepares to attack. Jinso stops him, and asks to leave. Suzaku listens and starts to head off. When Gaara appears before him in his kazekage outfit. Suzaku surprised by seeing his friend. Jumps back and they start to converse. After remenicing and conversing for a few hours Suzaku and Jinso prepare to leave. But before leaving, Suzaku leaves the Uchiha with parting words. And resummons his otter and heads back to Kumo.
Month pass of peace, and like all good things. They must come to an end, Suna out of no where, breaks there alliance with us and attacks us. Suzaku who was traveling with Anakin trailing a village defect, comes accross a boy. The boy doesn't hesitate to attack. Suzaku now being a squad captain, had to act quickly. giving the boy chances to stop attacking the village. He didn't take them. So Suzaku started to apply pressure, the boy wouldn't budge. Going jutsu to jutsu with Suzaku. Suzaku was impressed and decied it was time to take this ight to the next level. But just as the fight was to get serious, suna's kage calls of the assault. The boy stops attacking, "Screw them and screw this war!"As the boy screams, he takes his Suna head band and tosses it into the air. With tears in his eyes, the boy throws a paper bomb at his old banner, blowing it to pieces. Suzaku distills a muderderous intent into the boy, leaving him frozen in his place
Suzaku is overwhelmed by a surprising feeling. The boy had given him more then he thought he would be able to. Surviving the native kumo air, Avoiding some of his stronger jutsu. And standing strong against his eyes. Suzaku turns around and looks at the boy, frozen in place with a baren forehead. No headband showing no allegiance to any village. He sheds a single tear as the boy's cold killer like eyes gaze back at me. "It's always sad to see a young ninja defecting from his home village." Suzaku muster up enough strength to speak....
"You are something special you know that! You gave me a run for my money... For your village correct? Just to waste it by going rogue!? No i will not allow this!!! I have seen to many people leave my village and wander off into the world alone, none of them have returned... So the way i see it, you are at a fork in a road. The road "less" traveled back to suna, where your friends and family await you.... Or you can take the "high" road, to kumo. Where a strong young shinobi like yourself is welcomed openly... But you aren't allowed to go rogue. Going rogue is heading in the opposite direction. No one to watch your back on foreign grounds. Only you. Now if you decide to go rogue, that's up to you. By yourself you are easier to kill. If you go in the opposite direction, i will hunt you down perosnally and kill you."
Suzaku rleases the killing intent, and the boy speaks. He appears frustrated by the speech and jutsu. The boy speaks.
"Hmm resorting to jutsu such as that? To answer your question, no I am not joining Kumo and no I am not going rogue. Be glad I spared your life once, but because of this incident, if I ever see you again I will show you what real pain..."
The boy starts to walk away from Suzaku. Suzaku speaks again before the boy leaves.
"You spare my life.... don't be foolish. Rember that feeling from a few moments ago. I couldv'e ended you right here....right now.. I watch intensly as the young boy walks away."
Suzaku then releases a single butterfly from his palms and directs it at the boy. The butterfly shocks the boy lightly on the shoulder then diapears.
"Let that be a warning, if you ever come near my village again. I won't hesitate this time to kill you. Now you may leave, don't get yourelf killed.... "
Suzaku deactivates his sharingan then lets out a small sigh. He then turns around and heads back to kumo. A few more weeks pass and Suzaku is overwhelemed by memories of his childhood, memories of lelouch. Suzaku leaves his squad in the hands of Rin, then gets other squad captains to come along with him in the form of Anakin and Aladdin. Anakin being a man the same age as him, Aladdin being a boy with great powers. The trio leave kumo and travel out into the world in a large otter. They arrive in the land of rain. Rain drops pelt the heads of the trio as the continue to walk. Suzaku sighs exhausted from the long walk from Konoha. Aladdin pulls out a large bag of chips and starts to grub. "Oi Suzaku you want some?" Suzaku waves off the offer and continues to walk. Eager to meet some people. He picks up the pace. Thinking to himself, "i wonder if he's here..." A large rain drop hits Suzaku in his eye... "Damn this rain!" Suzaku mutters.
Anakin makes a sudden halt as the rain begins to fall on his hair. He looks up into the rain, staring off into the sky.. allowing the rain to hit him on his face. He then looks down and smirks as he slowly places his helmet on his head. "What are we waiting for Suzaku?" Feeling the rain intensify, Suzaku gets an odd feeling. He then closes his eyes and activates his sharingan (2t). He then notices the chakra within the droplets of rain. "Hey be careful, they know we are here...." After walking a short distance, the trio arrive at a open field with many trees. The rain still falling heavily. Suzaku leans up against a tree as Aladdin plops down on the floor out of exhaustion. A voice is heard in the shadows. "Whoever is there, come out now. That's an order." Suzaku nudges Anakin and whispers... "I got this..." Suzaku then projects his voice out in the distance to whoever is calling... "Hey we aren't hiding, you come to us!" A females voice i heard. "Nice trick you have there, but that won't deceive us. Come out where we can see you and we won't consider your behavior as an insult." Suzaku thinks to himself, "man these guys are clever..." An idea sprouts into his head. Suzaku then takes our a single kunai. He then takes out a small piece of paper. He attaches it to the kunai, then writes a small symbol on the paper. 平 (peace) Suzaku focuses chakra into the kunai, then throws it without looking out into the distance where the voices were coming from.
Whipers are heard, "they come in peace." A woman is then spotted walking towards the group. She speaks; "Hello visitors, I'm Lana and welcome to Amegakure. I hope you're enjoying your stay here. Would you be so kind and tell us why did you regale us with your visit?" Suzaku responds; "Your'e not the one i'm looking for mam. But thanks for the welcome, whoever you came with, one of them is the one i'm looking for. I recognized his voice." "Suzaku is that you!?" Lelouch appears out of nowhere. "Le-lelouch.... Is that really you?" Suzaku stammers surprised as he finally sees his old friends face.. Suzaku glances at Anakin flirting with Lana... "I knew i'd find you, but how did you end up here? It's not like you to be in such a depressing looking village..." Lelouch responds; "So it's really you" he said with a serious look on his face. "Well after the war in konoha i was separated from everyone, including my sister which i haven't found" said Lelouch with a sad look and crying a little. After the war was over no one wanted to take care of me for some reason and then i was dismissed from the village and left alone in a cave. I started to remember everything, what hurt the most was that no one wanted me. Then a mysterious man appeared and took me with him, saving my life. Suzaku please don't you dare insult my new home. it's good to see you but what brings you here?"
Suzaku after hearing Lelouch's story, smiles a bit... "I just can't believe i found you, i looked all over. And i eventually made it.." The meeting is short lived as Lelouch dismisses the group from his home, as he felt the enouncter was over. Lelouch and his group walk away. Suzaku and Aladdin follow behind Anakin as the group walks away from them.... "Well i guess this is a win win here.... Met a long time friend, and we might get the chance to go inside Ame..." Suzaku mutters silently to himself. Aladdin starts eating a bag of chips. "Oi! Anakin san, where are we going?" Anakin turns around slightly to address his friends behind them. "I don't know. I've never been inside Ame. It'd be a shame if it got destroyed somehow." The groups comes to a halt per Suzaku's request. Sasuke is then seen spriniting at them. "Anakin, Suzaku, don't you guys know what is happening? or are you all..." "Sasuke what is it?" Suzaku asks. Sasuke blurts out. "Am guessing, you guys, nor those ame ninjas know, but there is an war going down, most of kumo's captain are here battling it out on the other side of here, i ran away to try and find a way to get in, since no one saw me, i came with my captain...Byakuya (oro) and he is fighting light(not sure which bio so). So how about we 3 go in ame, and destroy it from within!"
Aladdin feels neglected.... Suzaku steps back as Sasuke propooses such a wild suggestion. He thinks to himself, "I still owe Akatsuki for almost destroying our village "No, they got some scary dudes in there. Suzkau comes to a decision, let's call them out for a little chit-chat if you know what i mean..." Suzkau nudges Anakin. "What do you think?" Anakin nods. "Alright it's settled..." Suzaku mutters.. He then projects his voice as far away from the group as he can, directed at Ame.
"Hello... Ame, come outside and play!" The group breaks off into different areas as the fight hidden rain ninjas.
To Be Continued...