In The Blood is a Next GenNarutoFan Fic written by justplainrii. It takes place twenty-seven years after the current arc in the manga, and is a slowly unfurling mystery that starts when Sasuke finds a young boy who is the spitting image of his deceased older brother, Itachi. So he brings him back to Konoha, despite having a genin team of his own to look after. And that child turns out to be a clone of Itachi.Pretty soon, more clones start to show up, and all the evidence points to Orochimaru being responsible. Despite the scale of the plot and large number of OCs, the story manages to stay firmly grounded in Konoha.Updated every Wednesday. It's really long.
Arranged Marriage: The reason why Kiine initially runs away from home. Seems to be shaping up into a Perfectly Arranged Marriage, however, as she gets along with her fiance quite well—though both of them are still opposed to the marriage.
Cloning Blues: With all the cloned children. Ooda, especially, who grew up knowing he was a clone.
Colourful Theme Naming: Shusuke, Masao, and Murasaki, former students of Naruto's, have names that contain the kanji for "Crimson," "Blue," and "Purple," respectively, which suits their nature as a team. Kurenai's daughter Benio shares a similarly red-themed name.
Dead Guy Junior: Lampshaded when Karin and Suigetsu talk about what he'd name his son. He refuses to name him Mangetsu. He informs her that he'd have named the promised clone of his brother this, however.
Theme Naming: The chapter names for each arc each follow a theme, with a healthy dose of Rule of Symbolism. So far we've had Birds (Act 1), Light (Act 2), Numbers (Act 3), Anatomy (Act 4), Fabric/Craft (Act 5), Flowers (Act 6), Constellations (Act 7), Musical Terms (Act 8), and Stones (Intermission).
The Nicknamer: Shingetsu, to everybody. He tends to work familial terms into the names of the clones, whom he's aware of. i.e. Kiine + neesan = Kineesan.
The Reveal: Karin is truly behind the creation of the clones.
Verbal Tic: Yakata has a stutter and a habit of repeating words and phrases.
The Uzumaki clan appears to have a genetic verbal tic. Naruto frequently adds "y'know" to his sentences; Kiine does the same with "yeah" like her predecessor, Kushina, an early sign that she's really Kushina's clone. Karin even appears to have one, saying "okay" quite frequently. When delivering Kotoji to Yamato in disguise, this tic becomes apparent when she grows upset.
The Woobie: In-universe, Ooda gets this treatment, though not unwarranted.