Back in August 2007, I asked my friend's daughter what she wanted for her 12th birthday. She asked for a story, with her own character in the Naruto world. If it hadn't been for her request, I'd likely have never written anything like it: I had never written any fanfiction with original characters, just the occasional what-if stories involving the canon characters and stories. But really, what kind of monster would I be to deny a young girl's request like that?
You know what? It was fun.
It's not as serious as more contemporary work, not as important as my original writing, but it's fun. It's a way to just write ideas, put down a cool story without worrying about the long-term appeal. Back in August of 2007, I wrote a little one-shot story about three young girls taking their graduating exam from the Academy -- or rather, the post-graduation exam. She liked it... so much that I ended up writing more. What had started as a one-off became the Prologue and first chapter of a much longer work. Over the next three years, I continued adding to it, finally finishing the first story arc in December of 2010.
Although written for a young girl, the story treads some darker tones, and the action pieces actually get quite serious. It's a blend of light and shadow, with a combination of original characters and some crossovers from some of her and her father's favorite series (some very loose and some quite faithful).
Read -- and hopefully enjoy! I welcome any and all comments and criticism.
So first, let's give credit where credit is due:
Naruto settings, concepts, and characters belong to Masashi Kishimoto.
Various characters are property of Square-Enix, Peach-Pit, and Sunrise Inc.