|A Tortured Demigod: Naruto Amaterasu
Author: Dragrako the Weaver PM
Summery inside. rated for blood, language, suggestive themes, and possibly other not for children stuff. pairing NaruHina. others will become apparent. PLEASE REVIEW! Will be continued soon.Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Naruto U. & Hinata H. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,340 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 241 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 10-14-10 - Published: 04-04-10 - id: 5869616
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A Tortured Demigod: Naruto Amaterasu
Chapter 1: A god's power awakened
Changes from Canon: Naruto dose not have Kyuubi sealed inside him, but he dose have its power. Everyone in the village thinks he has Kyuubi in him because they were told its power was sealed in Naruto and the marks make them think his Kyuubi reborn so they beat him anyway. Also the Kyuubi that attacked the village was the Kyuubi from Okami so Naruto will be able to learn its brush techniques.
Animal form (A/A: can only be heard by children and true believers.)
Run...run was all he could do. All that he knew, Only 6 years old and Naruto Uzumaki was running for his life again.
"Get him!" "Kill HIM!" "Don't let the Demon get away!"
The villagers...they were monsters; everyone but a few people in this village was a monster. At least to Naruto, at least to this innocent child, he never did anything to them.
Never stole, never started a fight, never bullied the other children. He never even called anyone names without a reason.
Little Naruto ran as fast as he could. 'Almost there!' he thought. 'Almost home!' he was only a couple blocks from his apartment he repeated his mantra in hopes of out running the monsters.
"Almost there, almost there, almost-GYAA!"
Naruto was almost to the steps leading to his room, but before he could pit a foot on the first step, one of the villagers threw a meat cleaver at him. The blade flew threw the air and buried itself into his thigh nearly severing his leg.
The monsters surrounded him, they laughed at him, ridiculed him, and now they'll kill him. The pain coming from his leg and the fear of death was to much and he past out.
They raised there weapons, pots, pans, kitchen knives, clubs, old rusty swords. They struck down but before iron met flesh one of the villagers yelled. "WAIT!" they all stopped and turned to the man with murder in there eyes.
"We not kill it here. Only monkey in tower kill us all if we kill here." The man looked like he was mad, twitchy, dirty torn rags for clothing, shaggy dirty knotted up black hair. One eye seemed to bug out while the other looked normal.
"There is an old abandoned temple, yes, YES, ju-just outside the village in the forest! We kill it there! We make it pay it's BLOOD FOR OUR BLOOD!"
Normally the villagers would ignore the old madman but he was right. If they killed the demon here the Hokage would find out and find them. Then he'd kill them.
They put Naruto in an old garbage bag and fallowed the village lunatic.
When the villagers entered the temple with Naruto still in the bag, they couldn't help but start at it in awe. The inside was MASSIVE. Made the Hokage tower look like a porta-john.
The building it's self was open. No walls just pillars. In the back part of the building was an EXTEAMLY large Sakura Tree, though oddly shaped. The base were the roots grew was large and wide with a rope of sacred talismans tides around it as they looked up to the top the tree seemed to get thinner and thinner then started to curl into a over curled "question mark" shape. The tree was over flowing with Sakura blossoms that fluttered through the air.
Then right in front of the tree was a statue of a wolf. The statue was made of the purist white marble. The nose was made of obsidian, the eyes topaz. The shoulders, hips, tail and ankles had beautiful swirling spikes mounted on them. But by far the most stunning features of the marble wolf were its markings.
All over its face shoulder fringe sides and back were crimson red markings redder than even the reddest ruby. And the flaming disk on it's back, the disk it's self was beautifully crafted with a depiction of flames on it; the flames were just as beautiful. Swirling with reds, oranges, yellows, blues, and turquoise. It was a wondrous site.
Below the statue was an inscription plated with gold and obsidian. It read.
"Here we worship the sun. Here we worship glorious Amaterasu, mother to us all and all there is. Savior of us all from when our world was threatened by the unyielding darkness that was the demon lord Yami. May we praise her name for all eternity, and may our beautiful country of Nippon never see such darkness again."
"Nippon, Wasn't that the old name of the Elemental Continent?" one villager said to the leader of the mob. (A/N: No Konoha is not built were Kamiki use to be. But Kamiki is hidden in the forest somewhere.)
"Who cares?" the leader answered. "Just an old raggedy temple to one of the Old Gods. Just a bunch of fairytale mumbo jumbo. Let's kill the demon and get out of here."
They took Naruto out of the garbage bag and laid him in front of the statue.
(Meanwhile on the Celestial Planes)
A beautiful woman was pacing back and forth in a council room, she appeared to be distressed and on the verge of tears. She had pale peach colored skin, and long flowing white hair. Her lovely heart shaped face was marked with the same crimson markings as the marble wolf in the Old Temple. On the top of her head was a pair of white wolf ears.
She also wore a white ceremony kimono with crimson embroidery similar to the marks on the marble wolf. In the back of the kimono was a hole just above her buttocks for her white and crimson wolf tail to come out.
"You have to let me save him, please!" Okami Amaterasu cried tears flowing from her topaz colored wolf eyes.
In front of her were 14 other gods, each with similar but far more simple looking red marking on there faces and white kimonos.
First was Yomigami, God of rejuvenation and restoration. He looked like a very tall but old man, with a long sagely beard and long dragon horns sprouting from the back of his head, and long thin mustache.
Next was Tachigami, god of war and blades. He was a small man with mouse ears on the top of his head. His large Tachi (Large Sword) was sheathed on his hip.
Next was the Hanagami triumvirate Sakigami, Hasugami, and Tsutagami, Gods of Flora. The triplets looked basically the same. They all wore tall skinny hats (I don't know the name) and had thick beards. The main differences were height and muscle mass. Sakigami was shortest and slightly pudgy. Hasugami was average height and weight, and Tsutagami was tall and muscular
Next was Bakugami, God of Explosive force, he was a large burly man with tusk growing out of his mouth and pig-like ears in place of human ones.
Next was Nuregami, Goddess of Water. She was tall and slender like her snake form, she had snake like eyes, her jar of water tied to her wrist.
Next, was Yumigami, Goddess of the Moon. She was a small cute looking woman with a dangerous glint in her eyes. She had long rabbit ear on her head and she let her mochi mallet rest on her shoulder.
Next was Kazegami, God of Wind. He was a well built man with an ornamental fan in his hand. He had a long face with horse ear atop his head and long mane of swirling hair.
Next was Moegami, God of Fire. His features were slightly different. His hair was a fiery red as apposed to the usual white of the others. He smoked an old fashion pipe, his phoenix wings folded against his shoulders and chest like armor. His hair and beard styled to vaguely resemble was comb and waddle of a rooster.
Next was Kasugami, Goddess of Mist. She has short wholly hair and sheep ears. She also had a death grip on a flask of sake and appeared to be drunk yet alert at the same time.
Next was Kabegami, Goddess of Walls. She was also small but cute looking she was cat like eyes and cat ears atop her head.
Next was Gekigami, God of Thunder and Lightening. He was a fierce looking man with crimson tiger strip embroidery on his battle kimono. A large longbow sheathed on his back and a quiver of thunderbolts on his hip. His head was adorned with tiger ears.
And lastly was Itegami, God of Ice and Blizzards. He was a large giant of a man with bull horns and ears. Tied around his shoulder was a very large conch shell that emitted a cool breeze.
Moegami stood from his seat and spoke in a respectful but annoyed tone. "We understand your concern but we cannot allow you to metal in the affairs of mortals any longer. You were able to those many centuries ago because the world was threatened by Yami, Orochi and the other greater demons."
"But he's my son! He's all I got left..." she cried again this time collapsing to her knees. Yomigami, Nuregami and Kabegami did there best to comfort her. Itegami the stood and spoke in a cold booming tone. "That may be, but Demigod or not he is a mortal now, his power hasn't even awakened yet."
Amaterasu began to cry harder into her hands while Kabegami hugged her. "Please...he'll die! He's only six years old!" Amaterasu suddenly stood up fury burning in her eyes, Tendrils of white spiritual energy lashing out of her.
"You talk about evil and darkness when you just sit here and watch an innocent child get beaten to death." She charged at Moegami, grabbed him by the collar of his kimono and picked him up. "There were NINE demons out there including the new Kyuubi and you wouldn't lift a finger to help them! You just said "these humans have a new power, let them defend themselves. They don't believe in us anymore anyways." I nearly died when I fought the first Kyuubi on Oni Island!" she pushed the fire bird down and glared at the other gods.
"I agree with Amaterasu!" Yomigami yelled in a deep sagely voice. "All we've done for the past few centuries is sit here, and watch humanity eat itself!"
"HERE HERE!" the Hasugami Triumvirate exclaimed. This in turn caused all the gods to argue. Some for the Naruto's rescue others for continued isolation.
Gekigami stayed silent for the majority of the meeting but was now getting increasingly annoyed. Finally he stood up and roared in a thunderous voice. "QUITE!"
Everyone even Amaterasu instantly when back to there seats. Gekigami sate down and spoke again. "It's obvious that we're getting nowhere fast. So I have a compromise."
Gekigami stood up and walked to the edge of the planes at the other end of the room, and looked down to see the villagers taking Naruto to one of Amaterasu's old temples.
"Orochi has returned." He said grimly. Amaterasu gasped but all the others looked angry at Gekigami. "He has been reborn as a man named Orochimaru, he seeks to regain his old power and continue his ambition towards godhood." He turned back to face his brethren. "We have been looking for away to get rid of him with no success, but I've found away." He focused his gaze on Amaterasu. "If we let you save your son, you must promise to never leave your temples and train the boy to fight. We will give him our powers if he finds our temples and we find him worthy. When the time comes he must face and destroy Orochi before he is fully restored, and get more mortals to worship us again."
The other gods (minus Ammy) whispered amongst themselves some looked furious others looked relieved some didn't know what to think. Finally after much consideration the other gods nodded in agreement. They turned to Amaterasu and she sighed she didn't have much choice. "I agree to your proposal."
And with that Amaterasu was illuminated a brilliant white and evaporated from the Celestial Planes.
(Old Temple of Okami Amaterasu)
The villagers raised there rusty weapons ready to finish what the Yondaime started when suddenly. The room the temple was illuminated a brilliant white light. The Marble Wolf which was previously in a crouching position now stood upright proudly. Tendrils of light lashing from its back. The Sakura pedals swirled around it then scattered as the wolf let out a mighty howl.
The villagers held there ears in a vain attempt block it out. "What the hell is going on?" one said. "I don't know!" the leader replied.
Gale force winds bellowed through the pillars. Streams of fire burst from the candles and braziers. Torrents of water spewed forth from the ground. Small explosion rocked the temple. The plants grew rampant.
It was pure chaos.
Then suddenly...it all stopped. The wind died down, the lightening stopped, and the water and fires calmed, nothing but eerie deathly silence.
The wolf jumped off the pedestal. The villagers stepped back in fear.
What is this...this thing! Is this one of the Old Gods? Why is it after them? They were doing the world a favor! They were going to kill one of the most evil creatures in the world!
The wolf snarled and barked. The sun turned blood red.
The villagers ran.
The wolf sat down.
They nearly made it out of the temple.
The wolf didn't move.
The villagers fell apart in cleanly cut pieces.
The wolf walked over to Naruto and whined pitifully. It licked his cheek and he stirred but didn't wake. The wolf barked happily and curled up next to Naruto who hugged the wolf in his sleep.
As long as you are within these walls I will protect you...my little Naruto-chan...
(Later that night)
Naruto awoke to a strange felling. He wasn't dead, or in pain? He then noticed the he was hugging the most comfortable pillow he's ever used. So white and fluffy and...Wait...is this pillow breathing.
Naruto shuffled away from the 'pillow' so he could see what it really is.
It was a beautiful white wolf, with crimson marking in its fur. Its shoulders, hips, ankles, and tail were adorned with swirling masses of fur that ended in large thick spikes. And a flaming disk with an etching of the sun on its scarlet red surface.
The wolf stirred. Naruto froze. The wolf stretched out and started at him curiously. Naruto started shaking. This was it he was going to get eaten by a wolf. Naruto was about to run for it when the wolf was surrounded by white light and disappeared. In it place was a beautiful and...Well endowed woman in a white kimono. She had the same crimson marks on her face and kimono as the wolf. She also had wolf ears and tail. Her nails were long and sharp and she had topaz wolf like eyes. The flaming disk was now attached to her right arm like a shield.
Naruto looked in awe of the beautiful woman. Was she an angel? The woman looked down at him and tears flowed from her beautiful eyes. Why was she crying? She suddenly embraced him in a tight loving hug. Naruto wanted to scream and run but...she was so soft and warm. He just felt safe with her.
'Is this what its like to have a mom?'
"My Naruto-kun...My sweet little Naruto-kun."
Naruto struggled in her embrace and broke away from her. "Who are you! How do you know my name?" he yelled giving the woman an accusatory glare.
The woman looked hurt like she was stabbed in the heart, but she also had a look of understanding. How could he possibly remember her? He was only an infant when she left. "My name is Okami Amaterasu..." she said in a soft motherly tone. "I'm...I'm you mother."
Shock was an understatement to how Naruto felt at this moment. Naruto had been alone is entire life and this...this woman...this goddess, has just claimed to be his mother. Not only that but she has the same name as the Old Sun Goddess.
After shock he felt happy. He finally had a Mom, he wasn't alone anymore! Then he felt angry, where had she been all this time!
Why wasn't she here to keep the bad people away!
Why wasn't she there to wish him a happy birthday!
Why wasn't she there to comfort him when he had a nightmare!
WHY WASN"T SHE THERE WHEN HE NEEDED HER!
"You're not my mom!" he suddenly screamed at her. Tears felled and flooded out of Amaterasu's eyes. "You would have been there to protect me if you were!" he just seemed to get angrier and angrier. "WHERE WERE YOU!" he screamed as loudly has he could, scaring away several flocks of birds. He fell to his knees and sobbed pitifully into his hands. "Why did you leave me alone?" he chocked out, trembling as the memories flooded back to mind.
All the times he's been beaten.
All the times he's been denied a friend.
All the times he's found himself holding a knife to his chest at night, wondering if it would be better to just die.
Naruto continued to sob and tremble until he felt someone envelope him in a warm embrace. He whipped his head up and saw who it was. It was Amaterasu...his mother. She was crying, sobbing into the top of his head, whispering gently.
"I'm sorry *sob* I'm so, so sorry...I didn't even know you were alive until today."
She seemed so...sincere, Naruto had met many people that claimed to be a friend then stab him in the back...literally most of the time, but there words always seemed...hollow some how. Her words sounded so genuine, so sad and heartbroken...this woman...she really is his mother.
"Mommy!" Naruto cried into her kimono, tears of pain and joy streamed from both Naruto's and Amaterasu's eyes. Finally after so long, finally after so much pain, they were together.
Naruto finally had a mother.
And Amaterasu finally had her son back.