By Your Side
All he was supposed to do in Konoha was collect the reward for the bounty and be on his way. But when Zoro defends some kid from a drunk during a festival, he didn't realize he'd get stuck with Naruto. Arriving in Suna, the pair meet Gaara, who ends up leaving with them when he sadly has no reason to stay. Luffy is overjoyed to get three nakama at the start of his journey...
The world is much bigger than people realize, and the Straw-Hat Pirates find themselves wrapped up in the mysteries of the Biju, Ancient Weapons, and earning the ire of the World Government while they’re at it.
The unwitting presence of one resulting in the absence of others has far-reaching consequences.
- Part 1 of By Your Side
Life goes on for the Shinobi of the Elemental Nations. Various stories revolving around how a wandering Swordsman inadvertently interfered by taking two Jinchuuriki under his wing and the resulting aftermath. A companion piece to BYS.
- Part 2 of By Your Side