Disclaimer- No, I don't own Naruto... I really wish I did, though.

A/N- Written for naruto100's "Demons" challenge.

Contrary to popular myth, Kyubi no Youma is not a bloodthirsty, unthinking killing machine. Nor, however, is it a cruel or malicious entity bent on wreaking havoc.

Actually, it's merely bored.

Even before it was buried behind a cage of chakra by a damnably clever mortal, it was bored. Immortal and omnipotent beings tend to find things very tedious very quickly.

But now it's not bored, not anymore.

It's entertained at the antics of its jailer, fighting the dark haired boy with amusing tenacity and sorrow.

Kyubi watches like God.

The jailer demands power.

Kyubi laughs.

But grants the prayer.