Branches is a Naruto Alternate Universe Crack Fic where Hatake Kakashi falls out of a tree... and ends up in a different world. Everything is different, but some things remain the same, and Kakashi must find his way home and wreak as much havoc as he can...
Offshoots, extras, and deleted scenes from Branches have been complied in the separate story, Twigs.
Branches contains the following tropes:
- Alternate Universe: Kakashi ends up in one. How he does has not yet been revealed.
- Best Served Cold: Kakashi manages to piss off Minato by teaching his son to burn down the Academy and constantly blowing him off when he's asking for answers. Minato spends the next ten chapters getting passive-aggressive revenge.
- Elderly Immortal: The deaf old man who runs Konoha's oldest shop seems to be this. He has somehow lived through the Waring Clan Era and all three wars. No one seems to question how this is possible.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: Gai starts wearing a rainbow colored tracksuit after coming to the conclusion that every color is youthful.
- Gender Bender: In this dimension, Haku Rasa and Uchiha Itachi are female.
- Genius Ditz: Naruto might be a prankster kid but apparently can analyze the socio-economic position of Wave Country. He comes to a completely wrong conclusion but it's still impressive
- Hair Color Spoiler: Kakashi comes to the conclusion that because of their similar hair colors, Danzo and Sakura could very likely be related.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Minato is attracted to loud, powerful redheads like Kushina and Rasa
- Hilarity Ensues: Seems to happen whenever Kakashi does something.
- Implausible Deniability: Kakashi's excuses start to wear increasingly thin
- Incredibly Conspicuous Drag: "Zabuko", aka Momochi Zabuza.
- Mistaken for Pregnant: While trying to figure out a reason for Kakashi's recent strange behavior, Genma comes to the false conclusion that Itachi might be pregnant.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Sasuke feels this way about Itachi and Kakashi.
- No-Sell: Since Kakashi's been to the Fourth Ninja World War, he shrugs off Orochimaru's killer intent easily.
- Squick: In-Universe this is Kakashi's reaction to the idea of him and Itachi dating.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Itachi fits the bill as befitting the Uchiha heiress
- Yandere: Sakura and the rest of Sasuke's army of fangirls