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Chapter 1: Returning

Naruto laid sprawled on the grass, his body covered in bruises, scratches and scars. After

3 years of being a captive of the Akatsuki. His body was broken along with his spirit, the

organization and tried everything to lure out the fox spirit, Kyuubi out from it's seal on Naruto's body and control it. Luckily they had failed and finally after the torture the boy had endured, they had simply thrown im out like a piece of trash, a failed experiment. He was thin and short for a 15 year old because of it. He hadn't been given the nutrients he needed and it stunted his growth. He grabbed the seal on his stomach in pain, practically feeling Kyuubi trying to burst out of him. The clouds began to cover the sky and it started to lightly drizzle. He tried to push himself up but the attempt failed, he was still far too weak and didn't have any energy or spirit left in him. He was simply thrown out here by Itachi and his shark-faced partner he still did not know the name of. He dizzily looked up at the dark clouds that were passing, wondering if he would die here, wherever 'here' was.

He would've noticed the sounds of footsteps if he wasn't so dazed and tired, he was dirty and his clothes were torn but at this point he didn't care. The sounds drew closer but he finally snapped out of it when he head the persons' voices. His hand twitched in his attempt to move again. He felt a hand on his face and he weakly looked up,

"Naruto-kun? Naruto-kun are you allright? C-can you hear me?" a tentative Hinata asked.

"What are you doing Hinata? We have to hurry up and scout the area and head back, we don't have time to pick flowers or anything," Kiba said, Akamaru barking in agreement.

"Kiba, its Naruto-kun, he's back!" Hinata said in her usual quiet voice, almost afraid to show her enthusiasm.

"Naruto!" Kiba half shouted surprised as he rushed over and stood next to Hinata who was bent down next to Naruto. Naruto's vision was blurry and he barely looked up at pair, a third one soon joining them.

"We need to get him back to the village," Shino said, almost showing no emotion as usual. Naruto's eyes widened in pain again before gripping the seal on his stomach. Kiba looked mildly surprised and carefully picked Naruto up and nodded to his teammates before running back to the village, Shino and Hinata close behind. They were told to meet their sensei, Kurenai at the Konoha gates once they were finished scouting and did so.

"Kurenai-sensei!" Kiba yelled as they approached her. The woman looked over at them, surprised and then noticed Naruto, her expression becoming more shocked.

"W-we found him in the forest," Hinata said quietly, sounding worried. Her sensei looked at her, knowing of her feeling for Naruto and wanted to reassure the girl. She took the teen from Kiba and quickly began to head off to the hospital, her pupils close behind. They made it to the hospital doors precisely at the moment as Tsunade, the Hokage, walked out.

"N-Naruto," she managed to get out as Kurenai almost bumped into her.

"Hokage-sama! My team found him when they were scouting, he needs ergent care, please is there anything you can do?" Kurenai asked ergently. Naruto's eyes widened in pain once more before he gripped his abdomen, this time slightly yelling out in pain. Tsunade looked down at him sadly but then a serious expression became her new face.

"His seal has been weakened, damn those Akatsuki. He's dehydrated as well, hurry put him in the hospital, you three," Tsunade said looking at Hinata, Shino, and Kiba. "Find Jiraiya, Kakashi and Asuma, they're best at doing seals, don't waste any time, go!" The trio nodded before they swiftly disappeared. Naruto was brought into the hospital and set in a special room where strange circles and marking covered the walls. Kurenai set him down in th middle of it and Tsunade sat down next to him and began healing as many of his injuries as possible.

"Go get my apprentice Sakura, she'll be able to heal his injuries for the most part at this point, I need some time to figure out how to reinforce the seal," Tsunade said quickly, as Kurenai turned and left the room.