Author: Uchiha B PM
A younger Kagome falls into the well, into the Ninja world instead of the past. Adopted by the Uchiha clan, she is taken by Itachi to the Akatsuki after the massacre. Just how will the Akatsuki deal with being the babysitter for the young miko? Naruto xoverRated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - Kagome H. & Akatsuki - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,723 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 275 - Follows: 344 - Updated: 01-16-09 - Published: 11-09-08 - id: 4646637
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Disclaimer: I own nothing
Ages: Kagome: 4, Sasuke, Naruto, etc: 6, Itachi: 12, Shisui: 16
Pairing: Eventual Akatsuki/Kagome, Naruto/Kagome
A/N: Featuring future Dark! Demonic!Naruto
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"Now, Kagome," The Sandaime Hokage smiled kindly down at the small child, who was looking back up at him with wonder-filled blue eyes. Her situation was always a curious one. "Are you sure that's all you remember?" He asked, ignoring the glare from the Uchiha patriarch, Fugaku.
"Yep," Kagome shook her quickly, her long, black hair flying in all direction with her motion. "I fell into the well, and that's it." She added, blue eyes blinking in thought. She smiled brightly at the Hokage when he glanced down at her with a brow raised.
"Alright, then." Sarutobi sighed, leaning back into his prestigious chair. It had been over a year since the little child had been found within the well, and there still was no sign of her parents, clan, or family. He had researched it greatly, and there just didn't seem to be a Higurashi clan in existence. The girl had literally appeared out of no where, ending up within the dry well just outside of the Uchiha training grounds.
Uchiha Fugaku stood stiffly in the corner, his glare aimed directly at the Hokage, his obsidian eyes burning with a cold rage. He despised this man, the one who indirectly blamed the Uchiha clan on the Kyuubi attack. It was only a matter of time before his takeover plan would be in effect…
"Umm…" Fugaku blinked when a small hand touched his, Kagome hesitantly entwined her small fingers within his much larger ones. The girl had always been shy, especially around him. He sighed internally, though he kept his face stone-cold. He could never bring himself to fully accept the girl, even if she had already been formally adopted by the Uchiha clan, courtesy of Mikoto. The girl just wasn't his own flesh and blood, not like Sasuke and Itachi…
She could never gain the Sharingan or she didn't even carry the Sharingan gene, and that made her the black sheep of the clan.
Despite that fact, Sasuke and Mikoto absolutely adored the girl. Mikoto spoiled her completely, giving the child almost anything she asked for. Sasuke on the other hand, seemed to have abandoned his over-affection for Itachi, and placed it on Kagome. The boy literally dragged Kagome everywhere he went, except for his academy classes, which Kagome was too young to attend.
Itachi was a complete mystery to Fugaku, he couldn't tell whether Itachi hated the girl or not, he simply acted as if she didn't exist. Over the past year, Itachi had probably only talked to the child around five times.
"Let's go." Fugaku said icily to Kagome, who slightly flinched at the tone. Her fingers loosened in his grasp, and she kept her head down as they walked from the Hokage Tower. This was a weekly thing; the Hokage would call in Kagome for some small talk, trying to push the little girl in remembering where her home was and where she came from. The answer was the same every time, Kagome simply said that she fell into a well when playing hide-and-seek with her real mother, and ended up in Konoha.
Fugaku was unsure if the Sandaime even believed her. Hell, he, himself wasn't sure whether he believed her; the story was just too odd to believe.
Mikoto forced him in taking Kagome, in hopes that he would become attached to her if he spent more time with her. Yes, the child was cute, but she simply wasn't his, and therefore, he could never fully accept her.
The two walked to the Uchiha district in a complete, uncomfortable silence, Kagome kept her head down the entire time. Her new 'father' intimidated her; she found that she could not speak around him at all. She had the feeling that he really hated her, even though she did nothing to him…
"Kagome-chan!" A voice interrupted her thoughts, her excitement sky-rocketed as she spotted her 'brother.' Fugaku completely let go of her hand to let he run off towards Sasuke, who had a pleased expression to his boyish face.
"Sasu-chan!" Kagome giggled happily, her blue eyes shining as she skipped towards the younger Uchiha heir. She really liked him a lot, he was really nice to her and gave her a lot of presents, he even gave her a lot of sweets and candy!
Sasuke gripped her small hand eagerly, ignoring his father completely. "Come on! You wanna go to Nakano River to watch me practise?" Sasuke said with an arrogant smirk, knowing that he was number-one in his academy class. It may not impress his father or Itachi, but Kagome was wholly impressed by his ranking, at least that's how he interpreted it. He wasn't even sure if Kagome understood what rankings even meant, but he didn't care. She was happy for him, and that's all that mattered. Kagome was the only one who acknowledged him fully, and not Itachi…
"Okay!" Kagome smiled widely, grasped Sasuke's hand back, laughing with happiness when he dragged her off to the river. She had always liked to watch him practise; he was very good at many different things. She couldn't wait until she started up at the academy, though that wouldn't be until next year.
The two little Uchihas' ran into the training ground, running past the dry well that she vaguely remembered falling into. Her bright blue eyes dulled a little, remembering her other mother, whom she missed very much. Kagome knew that her other mother must be very sad…
"No! It's like this, you little brat!" A loud, angry voice interrupted their thoughts, making Sasuke stop immediately, ignoring how Kagome ran into him, and how she blinked cutely at his actions, confused. Sasuke's little body tensed, his obsidian eyes glaring in the distance. He was prepared for any threat, though he doubted that he could take on a fully graduated and grown shinobi. Then again, he was an Uchiha, who would dare to attack him? Especially how it would ensure his father's and clan's rage…
"What was that?" Kagome blinked, completely clueless as to whom it could've been. Whoever they were, they sounded mean… she shivered a bit. The voice yelled out again, sounding even angrier then before, and a loud smacking noise accompanied the yell.
"It's coming from that way." Sasuke said out loud for the clueless Kagome, and dragged her in the direction of the noises. The people had better not be on Uchiha property, or the Uchiha training grounds. They were private, and non-Uchihas' were not allowed on them, unless they had direct permission from Fugaku or the Hokage himself.
A few moments later, it was apparent that the people were actually not the Uchiha training grounds, but right on the boundaries of it. Sasuke almost pouted, giving a little smirk. He would've liked to see some shinobi get into trouble by his father…
"Alright, I get it already!" Another voice responded to the first voice, only this one sounded a lot younger. The voice was angry, frustrated, and pain-filled. "Stop smacking me!"
Sasuke and Kagome both blinked, having not heard that voice before. They glanced towards each other for a split second, Sasuke then dragging Kagome forcefully to see what was going on. Kagome only hesitantly followed, scared but knowing she was safe with Sasuke. He would defend her with his awesome ninja skills if anything happened.
They both came across a small clearing, just outside of the Uchiha training ground boundaries. In the clearing, there were at least five people, four of them ANBU and the lone figure was a small boy, roughly around the same age as Sasuke.
Kagome blinked, almost crying out as Sasuke roughly shoved her behind a tree before the elite ninja could spot them both. He shoved a hand over mouth before she could utter a sound, peaking from behind the trees to see what was going on. He internally sighed, the ANBU hadn't spotted them yet, they were too focused on the blond boy to even notice their presence.
The boy was around Sasuke's age, he was probably six. He had wild, untamed blond hair; his eyes were crimson red with cat-like slit eyes. He had whisker-like scars slashing across each cheek, giving him an almost feral look.
Sasuke could not help it; he shivered slightly as he stared at the boy's face, feeling an immense power flowing off of him. He had never seen this boy before; he was definitely not in his academy class.
Kagome was deathly pale; her blue eyes were wide as she stared at the boy. She shivered unconsciously; this boy was… something – someone to be very afraid of. She gripped Sasuke's black shirt tightly, wanting to get away from this very place.
The blond boy's crimson red eyes were cold, filled with bitterness and overflowing with hatred. He actually snarled at the four ANBU surrounding him, his cat-like eyes glaring with a death-filled promise.
It was then that he turned his crimson eyes over to the tree, spotting the two Uchihas' hiding behind it easily…
Namikaze-Uzumaki Naruto sat on the ground in a slight pain, panting harshly as the day's lessons were over-taxing his inexperienced and young body. He was only six years old and yet he was being put through a rigorous training schedule, very unlike his peers at the academy.
Kill them –
Let us KILL them!
'Shut up!' Naruto gritted his teeth, biting his tongue hard enough to cause him pain. He couldn't stand it, it was making him go insane – more so than ever. It spoke to him every day, every hour, every minute, and every second – until he couldn't stand it anymore. He would just shut himself down when he couldn't take it anymore.
Then he'd wake up, miles away from his home, usually in the forest, covered in blood, dead carcasses of animals all around him. He didn't do it; he knew he didn't do it…
Naruto grabbed his head, the snarling echoing through his very core of a being. His claw-tipped fingers dug into his scalp, small red droplets appeared amongst the blond strands. "Get up! You're not done yet!" The ANBU's taunting voice called out, disgust and contempt etched into his voice.
Shut up, Shut up –
Naruto repeated the words over and over in his mind, though the snarling did not go away. His eyes flashed crimson more; he stood up to his feet, obeying the orders given to him. He was a shinobi-in-training; the most important things in life were orders. He had to obey them if he wanted to become a ninja, to prove everyone wrong, he was not weak.
His eyes snapped open, flicking over to a particular tree. Someone was behind it. He could feel it, and he glared over at them. He hated them – they laughed at him, and hated him back. He was always called a monster, when they were the monster themselves.
He did nothing, yet his very birth seemed to be a curse to the citizens of Konoha.
A flash of shiny, white fangs briefly crossed his mind, and he growled lowly. "There's someone there." He flatly stated to the startled ANBU, who surprisingly, did not sense the other two presences. They all glanced over, narrowing their eyes from behind their animal-based masks.
"Come out. Now." The leader ANBU ordered, skilfully swinging a sharp kunai on his finger, sending an indirect threat towards the intruders. Danzou had specifically ordered them to allow no witnesses to the Kyuubi brat's training, the Hokage backed that completely.
The Hokage could not let anyone see how harsh they were on the boy, he was out-voted on the idea of raising Naruto to be the prefect shinobi he had the potential of becoming. It all had to start at an early age – they had to beat the humanity out of him – to gain the perfect soldier, that is.
One of the most important shinobi was to not show any emotion, especially when on a mission. It could potentially damage the mission, and the mission was everything.
Damaging the boy's mind was far less valuable than the mission. After all, Konoha had suffered greatly in casualties after the Kyuubi no Youko attack; half their numbers were dead and gone.
The boy needed to make up for that, he had the potential to become the equivalent to one hundred shinobi.
Only if he was raised to his very potential, that is.
"You're almost on Uchiha property, you know," Uchiha Sasuke stated arrogantly, dragging along a little girl behind him. "These are Nii-san's training grounds. He won't like you coming so close to this spot." Sasuke threatened, though the ANBU were not scared in the very least.
The ANBU sneered at the mention of Uchiha Itachi, jealous at the fact that an Uchiha held the top ANBU spot. It wasn't fair; they had the superior genetics and the advantage with the Sharingan. Some of the elite were relieved that only Itachi and Shisui seemed to be the only exceptions, all other Uchiha immediately joined the Police Military Force upon Jounin graduation.
"Sasuke, Kagome, what are you doing here?" An emotionless voice interrupted their conversation, everyone immediately turned around to see the very one they were just talking about. Itachi was standing in a tree branch, his obsidian eyes staring at the people on the ground.
"Nii-san!" Sasuke blinked, then smirked slowly at the other ANBU. "See, Nii-san doesn't want you here!" The smaller Uchiha said arrogantly, ignoring Itachi's waning looks. He merely gripped Kagome's hand tighter, avoiding even looking at the blond boy's eyes.
"Uchiha Itachi," The ANBU stood up straight, hiding their nervousness behind their masks. They bowed stiffly, knowing they shouldn't get on the bad side of the elite and young ANBU. "Forgive us for intruding upon your training grounds. It will not happen again." The leader ANBU spoke for the group, gesturing for his team to move on, and to bring the Jinchuuriki with them.
Itachi jumped from the branch to land in front of Sasuke and Kagome, watching intently as the Kyuubi host was dragged off forcibly by the four ANBU. He narrowed his eyes; he was unaware that the council had ordered for the boy to be trained. It must have been top secret if even he didn't know…
The Uchiha prodigy turned around to his younger siblings, wondering why they were out there. It was getting quite late. "Sasuke, you can practise tomorrow. Go back home, and take Kagome back with you." He ordered, ignoring how Sasuke was glaring at him.
"Fine, let's go, Kagome." Sasuke muttered, disappointed that he was unable to train like he had wanted. He wanted to show off a new technique to Kagome that he had learned at the academy, but that obviously wasn't going to happen anymore.
"But, ummm…" Kagome said, looking back at Itachi. Over the year she had been with the Uchihas, she had never really spoken to Itachi. He just didn't seem all that interested in her. Sasuke insistently tugged on her arm, trying to get her to stop paying attention to Itachi and to get her to follow him. "Okay."
Itachi watched them go, frowning immediately when the vague presence he had felt before was now behind him. He turned around, seeing a familiar, yet unwanted masked face.
Uchiha Madara casually leaned against a tree, the mask hiding his face from view. His arms were crossed over his chest, as he glanced towards Itachi. "I see that you are trying to avoid the little girl as much as possible," Madara smirked as Itachi glared at him. "I see now, you don't want to get too attached to her when you have to kill her, is that it?"
Itachi chose to say nothing, though his Sharingan activated unconsciously. Madara had got it spot on, he knew it was only time before he had to kill his own clan and kin, it would be easier for him if he didn't get too attached to the little girl. It was merely bad luck that the girl had to be adopted by the Uchiha clan, the clan that was to be massacred within less then a year. However, he would make sure that the girl had the quickest and most painless death possible.
"Having seconds thoughts, are we?" Madara said, trying to rile up Itachi even more. It didn't work, it never worked, Itachi was just to calm all the time.
"Hm." Madara saw no point in staying any longer, disappearing in a black flash. Itachi frowned, the lines on his face even more visible to the motion.
He also disappeared in a black and silver blur, making a plan for the future. One that would be needed for Konoha's future wellbeing…
"Itachi, this is a surprise." The Hokage said, rather wary of the Uchiha prodigy. Itachi usually only came before him to either report on finished missions, or to report what the Uchiha clan was doing, and what their next move would be. Itachi had the hard mission of being a double agent…
Itachi stared at the Sandaime, hoping his request would be granted. If his theory was correct, then in the future, Sasuke would figure out the real reason why he would massacre the Uchiha clan.
And if he did figure out the reason, then Konoha, the Hokage and the council members specifically, would be in danger…
Sarutobi widened his eyes at Itachi's surprising request.
"I wish to take over the training for Namikaze-Uzumaki Naruto…"
I'm sorry I took so long with updating, I should be able to update regularly now. A review would be appreciated :) The Akatsuki should appear in either chapter 3 or 4. Oh, and please go vote on my new poll.