Naruto’s friends are gone, his lover is dying, Konoha is destroyed, and Madara’s second return has pushed the entire world to the brink. Hunted and harried, Naruto is sent back in time to upend Madara’s plan before it even starts, and sets about changing everything. Butterfly effect nothing: the world is at stake, and Naruto is hardly about to let it fall to ruin once more. Not while he’s still breathing.
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25 Apr 2017
There can be no happy end to this story. It starts with death and only runs in one direction, and for all of Naruto's strength and will, he cannot change that. Those who bear the Sharingan are cursed with misery, it seems, and not all the resolve in the world will alter their fate.
Experimenting with a dimension-bending dojutsu is probably not the brightest idea ever.
(Or, canon!Kakashi swaps universes with A Snake In the Grass, a Wolf At the Door!Kakashi, and absolutely no one is happy about it.)
To make a tragedy, you break something beautiful and frame the pieces. To make a victory, you break something mighty and rebuild it piece by piece. To make a life, you glue the pieces together and hope for the best. Kurama's still getting the hang of this ‘human’ thing, but given that he’s 30 years back in time with catastrophes to prevent and a blond brat to save, he’ll have to figure things out on the fly. Luckily, living with Naruto's been good for his ability to improvise, if nothing else.
- Part 1 of reverse
Naruto turns his face towards the rising wind, puts Konoha at his back, and walks forward.
(Sometimes dreams change. Sometimes children grow up. Sometimes it takes a little help to find your way back to who you used to be.)