Let's say Gaara's mother didn't die when he was born. Let's say the Kazekage wasn't killed by Orochimaru. What does that give you? Yeah. We have a whole family!
Now things are really different. The Kazekage has a real family. He didn't conspire with Orochimaru to attack Konoha, so things have played out slightly differently.
During the Chuunin exams, Orochimaru attacked Team 7, giving Sasuke the cursed seal. He later attacked during the finals, just as before, but without the help of Suna. He killed the Third (as in canon) and got away. Konoha and Suna formed an alliance, but this time it's not because of Suna's part in the attack, but their mutual anger and hatred of Orochimaru.
From here, pretty much everything in canon up to the time jump is the same, minus Akatsuki. And Sasuke was taken back to Konoha after his fight with Naruto.
Now, the Rookie Nine are 18. Akatsuki will be making their move, and Orochimaru still wants Sasuke's body. (He's such a pedo XD)
Characters already taken:
Gaara Rank: Hunter nin
Kankurou Rank: Jounin
Kazekage (aka Kyouji) Rank: Kazekage
Temari Rank: Jounin
Yashamaru Rank: Medical nin
Aburame Shino Rank: Chuunin
Hyuuga Hinata Rank: Chuunin
Inuzuka Kiba Rank: Chuunin
Maito Gai Rank: Jounin
Nara Shikamaru Rank: Chuunin
Rock Lee Rank: Chuunin
Tsunade Rank: Hokage
Uchiha Sasuke Rank: Chuunin
Uzumaki Naruto Rank: Chuunin
Yamanaka Ino Rank: Chuunin
Yamanaka Inoshi Rank: Jounin
Dosu Rank: Missing nin
Kin Rank: Missing nin
Yakuushi Kabuto Rank: Missing nin
Zaku Rank: Missing nin
Haku Rank: Missing nin
We really need Neji and Tenten. We might be losing our Lee soon, too. ;_; I haven't heard back from our Sakura, so I am opening the applications for her again. I am giving Kabuto more time, but that might be open soon, too.
Any other characters may be taken. Dead or alive. Except for the Third. People who died before the chuunin exam may be taken, but please come up with a good reason why they're alive. Like, if someone wants Hayate, he never overheard Kabuto and Baki talking. They wouldn't have been talking, anyway. XD
Applications are being taken in the community under the appropriate thread.
<3 Thank you for taking the time to check us out!
This was posted not long ago in Chuunin when we first started.