Author's Notes: Even though I've stopped writing new chapters for a while, I still have about nine days to fix a few things with my chapters that I have and add a few extra things in the story. Some of the things that I'll add or change is how Hidden Leaf will change into Konoha and most of the names will include honor fics so that this story can have a somewhat Japanese feel to it.

Summary: A person saves Naruto when Naruto was being beaten up at the age of 7. The person trains Naruto to become a powerful shinobi. Naruto will be OOC as will Kyuubi because in this story, Kyuubi is a girl. Naru/Kyuu for sure while other pairings are unknown at this time.

Rising Phoenix

Today was an ordinary day in Konoha Village. Naruto left his apartment early to head for Ichiraku's in order to get some ramen before heading out to the ninja academy. Naruto had enlisted in the academy just a week ago and even though the teachers don't like him like the rest of the villagers, Naruto was still eager to learn. On the way to Ichiraku's, Naruto heard a scream coming from a nearby alley and went to investigate.

Naruto came to a dead end and saw that nobody was there. Naruto turned around and saw that there were several villagers blocking the way out. Naruto saw that they were armed with weapons like chains, poles, and one of the villagers even had a frying pan.

"What do you want?" Naruto said in a semi fearful voice.

"We're doing this village a favor by getting rid of its most hated demon." One of the villagers replied, glaring at Naruto with absolute hatred.
'Those eyes, every single adult but one in this entire village gives me those frightening cold eyes, and what does he mean by demon? I'm no demon.' Naruto thought to himself.

The villagers saw that Naruto was in deep thought and took advantage by attacking him before Naruto had any chance to react. The villager that struck first hit Naruto in the stomach with some steel chains sending Naruto down on his knees. The other villagers followed and attacked using the weapons that were available to them.

Naruto was soon covered in bruises and blood and was having trouble keeping himself conscious.

"Hey you, what do you think you're doing?" a voice asked from behind the villagers.

The villagers turned around and saw a man wearing a black cloak.

"I ask you again, what do you think you're doing?" the man asked.

"That's none of you're business." One of the villagers replied, the villager then turned around and kicked Naruto in the midsection.

"It looks like you're hurting an innocent boy." The man replied calmly.

"Innocent? This boy?" one of the other villagers replied.

"He's nothing more than a demon." Another villager replied.

"The village will call us heroes for getting rid of the monster." A third villager responded.

'Arashi you stupid fool. What made you think that these ignorant villagers would ever see Naruto as a hero?' the man thought sadly.

"If you continue to harm that boy, you'll be executed for your crimes." The man told to the villagers.

"I doubt that." The leader of the group replied. "The village council hates the demon with a great passion. They easily have the power to make sure that we won't be executed."

"I guess it's time for all of you to meet your maker." The man spoke in an icy voice.

The villagers didn't know what the man meant and before they could do anything, all of the people who attacked Naruto were killed in a blink of an eye.

Naruto was wondering what was going on because during the beating, both his eyes were swollen shut and because of those beatings, he was at the point where he couldn't move.

The man looked at Naruto and saw that Naruto was still conscious. The man casted a sleeping technique and Naruto fell into unconsciousness.

The third Hokage was busy dealing with paperwork early in the morning until he was interrupted by a member of the ANBU.

"Hokage-sama, eight dead bodies have been located in one of the alleys here in the village. We checked the bodies to find the cause of their deaths were and we found that their deaths were caused by a single strike to the heart with what we believe to be sword of some kind." The ANBU member replied.

The ANBU member gave the Hokage a report on their current findings with the bodies so far. The Hokage read the reports and looked at the ANBU member. He saw that the ANBU member was acting a little bit scared because of what was stated in the reports.

"Calm down, I'll send ANBU teams 4, 8, and 16 out to look for the killer. Rest assured that the culprit will be caught. Also, make sure that nobody Chuunin level or lower know anything about this for now, we don't want to have a riot on our hands right now." The Hokage ordered.

"Yes Hokage-sama." The ANBU member replied.

The ANBU member left the room leaving via teleportation technique and the third Hokage alone in the room.

'Looks like the Raising Phoenix is here in Konoha. I wonder what he wants in a place like this.' The third pondered.

A day later, Naruto woke up in an unfamiliar environment with all of his injuries healed. He looked around saw a man with blue, untamed hair reading a book from across the room. He had a lean build and was dressed in normal clothing. He also saw that there was a large katana that was beside the chair that the man was sitting on. The man noticed that Naruto was looking at him and closed his book.

"Hello, are you the boy who claims that he's going to be Hokage someday?" the man asked.

Naruto looked at the man strangely and answered in his usual loud voice.

"Yep, that's me. Uzumaki Naruto, the man who will one day become Hokage."

"Tell me something, why do you want to be the Hokage for a village that treats you like dirt?" the man asked.

"I want to become Hokage so that I can surpass all the previous Hokages, especially the fourth; that way, I'll make the village recognize how strong I am." Naruto replied enthusiastically.

"A good goal." The man replied. "Kid, since I've taken a liking to you, why don't you train with me for the next five years. Right now, there's no way for you to improve with the way things are going in the village and with me, I can train you to become the strongest in the entire world."

"Um, who are you?" Naruto asked, realizing that he didn't even know the man's name. Naruto saw the man chuckled after he spoke.

"My name is Mitsurugi Shinta, but around the entire continent, I'm also known as the Raising Phoenix." Shinta replied.

"Rising Phoenix? What's that?" Naruto asked.

Shinta merely blinked.

"You mean to tell me that you've never heard of the Raising Phoenix?" Shinta asked, a little shocked at finding someone who hasn't heard of him.

"Nope." Naruto replied honestly. "Nobody was around to tell me stories about anything." Naruto continued in a sad voice.

"Why don't I tell you then what I'm all about?" Shinta asked.

"Yeah sure." Naruto replied while nodding his head.

"Okay, first off, I'm known as the Raising Phoenix. My level of respect, actually, my level of fear, is way above that of the White Fang of Konoha or the Sannin. I'm considered to be stronger than the third Hokage who was called 'The Professor,' and the third Kazekage who was known for his Iron Sand Technique.

"The reason why I'm called the Raising Phoenix is because my fighting style is called the Phoenix Style and I was called 'Rising' because I was once considered dead and I was somehow resurrected.

"Other than that, I belong to no village. In my spare time, I like to read and create new techniques."

"That's really neat." Naruto responded. "I wish I could tell you a bit about myself, but all that I can tell you about myself is that I was orphaned since birth and I'm hated by all except for the old man."

Shinta knew immediately to who the 'old man' was.

"So, tell me, do you wanna stay here for a few years and train with me?" Shinta asked.

Naruto thought it over for a few minutes and gave his decision.

"Sure I'll stay. It's not like anyone other than the old man will miss me anyway."

"Why don't you rest for tonight and we'll get started early in the morning?" Shinta suggested.

Naruto nodded his head and saw that Shinta had another thing to say.

"Before you rest for the evening however, I need to speak to you about something important. For now, just rest. If you can't rest, read a scroll or something."

Shinta then pointed to where a bookcase was filled with books and scrolls.

"Talk to you later, I have to deal with a few things with the third in order to make sure that he doesn't send search parties out to look for you." Shinta spoke, and before Naruto could continue, Shinta disappeared in a flash of fire.

'Let's see, I could either sleep or learn a new technique.' Naruto thought. 'I doubt I'll get any sleep for a while so I guess I should learn a new technique.'

Naruto went over to the bookcase and picked out one scroll. Naruto opened the scroll and read the technique that was listed in the scroll.

'Shadow Replication eh, this will be interesting.' Naruto thought with glee.

Over at the Hokage's office, the third just sent off the three teams to look for the Rising Phoenix. The third sighed and looked at the piles of paperwork that he had to sign because of what the Rising Phoenix did earlier this morning and also because of the leftover work he accidentally forgotten to do last night.

'Arashi, why did you have to die and leave me to deal with the paper work?' the third thought.

After the third finished thinking, his secretary came in and he suppressed a groan because she was carrying even more paperwork. The secretary placed the papers over the pile he already had to deal with and left the office.

From behind the door to the third's office, the secretary could have sworn that the third was sobbing because of the pile of paperwork that he had to do.

"Sobbing doesn't really suit you." A voice said from behind the third.

The third didn't even bother to turn around because he knew who it was.

"Phoenix-dono, what are you doing here in Konoha?" the third asked with a little bit of fear and respect.

"Nothing much really, I thought I'd come here to see how things are since last time I came. I'm appalled at how the villagers treat Naruto just because he's one of the Jinchuuriki, a carrier of one of the nine great demons." Shinta replied.

"There's not much that I could do about that without having Konoha split into two or more factions." The third responded sadly.

"Did you know that Naruto was close to being killed this morning?" Shinta asked.

"What do you mean?" the third asked very seriously.

"The reason why I killed those eight villagers this morning was because they were all ganging up on Naruto and they were also using weapons like chains and poles, heck, one of them even had a frying pan." Shinta answered, chuckling a little when he mentioned the frying pan.

The third sighed and wondered what he would do next.

"If you're wondering about Naruto, I've taken a liking to him and because of that, he'll be my apprentice and he'll be the next successor of the all mighty Phoenix Style." Shinta replied after a minute of silence.

"I see, if you're going to do that, bring him here when he's twelve so that he can take the Genin exams and become one step closer to achieving his dreams. I'm waiting for him to become Hokage so that I don't have to deal with the paperwork anymore." The third requested, groaning a little at the mention of paperwork.

"Not a problem." Shinta replied.

Shinta left the room almost immediately in a flash of fire and returned to where Naruto was currently at.

Naruto was busy dealing with the Shadow Replication technique when from out of nowhere, Shinta appeared. Naruto was scared half to death and jumped back. He summoned two Shadow Replications without actually thinking and had the two of them attack. Shinta dispelled the two Shadow Replications with ease and looked at Naruto with great respect.

"I see that you decided to learn a new technique." Shinta spoke after destroying the two replications.

"Oh, it's you. Yeah, I decided that I couldn't sleep so I just grabbed one of the scrolls and started doing what was instructed. I just finished the technique when you appeared from out of nowhere." Naruto said in his normal tone.

"I see, and how was it that you could mold chakra when you just entered the ninja academy a week ago?" Shinta asked, remembering that new students could enrolled in the academy a week ago..

"Don't know really. I just knew how to do it and Shadow Replication took only one seal and I already knew that seal." Naruto answered.

'Amazing, looks like Naruto's getting some help from Kyuubi without Naruto actually knowing.' Shinta thought with amazement.

Naruto looked like he was going to say something else but fell on the ground due to chakra exhaustion.

"You should be careful for now. You've expended most of your chakra already." Shinta warned.

Shinta picked up Naruto, much to Naruto's protests, and placed him in the bed that Naruto was using earlier.

"Naruto, I'm going to cast a technique on you so that you'll go to sleep. When you sleep, I'll be entering your mind so that I can speak to you about why everybody hates you."

Naruto nodded his head and saw that Shinta started to use the seals to make him fall asleep. A couple seconds later, Naruto was instantly asleep and Shinta collapsed on the floor in front of the bed.

Inside Naruto's mind, Naruto was wondering where he was at.

"Where the heck am I?" Naruto spoke out loud.

"Your inside your own mind, and from what we can see, it's a complete mess. That means that your thoughts are disorganized and several of them are quite messy." Shinta answered from behind Naruto.

"Hey!" Naruto complained a few seconds later after realizing what Shinta said.

"Follow me and I'll show you why most people in Konoha hates you." Shinta ordered.

Naruto followed Shinta and soon entered a room with a cage inside it. Naruto went up to the cage and saw that a claw came from inside it. Naruto didn't flinch for some reason and looked at what caused the claw to come out.

"Boy, what are you doing in here?" a giant fox asked in a deep voice.

"Um, Shinta, who's this?" Naruto asked.

"Naruto, this is Kyuubi the nine tailed demon fox." Shinta answered.

"KYUUBI!" Naruto said quite loudly. "Wasn't he destroyed seven years ago by the fourth Hokage?" Naruto asked.

"First off, the fourth didn't have the power to defeat Kyuubi so he opted for the next best thing and sealed the Kyuubi inside his own son." Shinta replied after making sure his hearing wasn't affect by Naruto's loud voice.

"I see, because of that, I'm a carrier of the demon fox." Naruto said to himself. He then remembered what Shinta said in the last portion of his sentence.

"You mean to tell me that the fourth Hokage was my father?" Naruto asked.

"You got that right brat." Kyuubi replied from behind the cage.

"Also Naruto, there was also one other thing that you were off on." Shinta said.

"What's that?" Naruto asked.

"The Kyuubi isn't a he, it's a she." Shinta answered. "Kyuubi, reveal yourself." Shinta ordered.

Kyuubi started to transform into her human form and when she finished transforming, Naruto laid eyes on the most beautiful woman he had ever laid eyes on.


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