Pairings: None at the beginning but later, future SasuNaru, some GaaNaru, may be other pairings with Naruto.
Warnings: Shonen-ai (boyxboy love) at first and then when the characters are older it will become yaoi, so there will be homosexual pairings in this story. If this bothers you then please don't read this story. Mature content, crude language, cursing and sexual references are in this story.
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or any of it's characters. This story is a work of fiction based on the Naruto manga and anime series.
This first chapter was rewritten because of some good advice from one of my reviewers.
This story begins during the second test of the Chuunin Exams, after all the teams are released into the Forest Death. You will understand the beginning of this story better if you have seen the anime series up to where Orochimaru finds Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura in the Forest of Death during the second part of the Chuunin Exams. This story is AU. This story's length will be long and cover many chapters before it is finished.
Thoughts and dreams are represented by italics, ' ' represent thoughts within a dream or quotes within quotes.
Chapter One – Naruto's life takes a sharp turn
After Orochimaru sealed up the power of the kyuubi, by using the Gogyo Fuin, something strange happened...Naruto no longer looked like the same boy that he had been holding up. What the hell is this? Did he henge or something? It doesn't feel like a henge. This boy looks familiar somehow, and I sense a different type of aura about him and it is not connected to the fox. Well, I don't have time to figure this out right now. I'll deal with him later. It's Sasuke I want. Orochimaru flicked his tongue and tossed Naruto away from him.
Sakura saved Naruto from falling to his death by throwing a kunai at him, that went through his jacket and pinned him to a tree. While Naruto was unconscious he had a strange dream.
Naruto found himself in a room that he had never seen before. The walls were painted dark blue and the only furniture he could see were two chairs that had heavy ,white padding on the seats and backs. A blonde man, that had a face that Naruto recognized as being on the Hokage Monument, was sitting in one of the chairs and asked Naruto to sit down in the other. Being curious, Naruto sat down.
"Are you the Fourth Hokage?"
The man smiled. "Yes, and I am also your father."
'My father?' "This is just a dream isn't it?"
The Fourth Hokage laughed. "In a way. It's something I left inside of you that you would see and hear when the time was right."
Naruto gave him a confused look. "I don't understand. Then this is real?"
"Yes this is real. Everything I will tell you is the truth. Which you will see when you awaken."
"So that means, you really are my father?"
"Yes, and I will explain it all to you. I'm going to tell you a story about your mother and her clan, and about how it affects you. Also, I will tell you why I sealed Kyuubi within you. Just be patient and listen to all I say, then I will answer any questions you have after. Can you do that for me?"
Naruto thought about that. "Yes, I will listen and hold my questions till you finish." 'This has to be a dream! But I might as well humor him.'
Naruto's father then proceeded to tell Naruto a fascinating story about himself.
"Unknown to anyone, except the Third Hokage, when I had sealed the demon fox into you using the Shiki Fujin and the Hakke no Fuin Shiki, I also performed another kinjutsu on you, that was connected to the fox's chakra. This forbidden technique altered your appearance, so that you would not only look different, but so that as you grew you would look like you were aging as normal. This was done because you look just like your mother. And your mother's looks are recognizable as coming from the Amarutsu clan. A clan that was massacred when your mother was just two years old.
Your mother, Amaya, had wandered off from her parent's home, into the woods nearby, right before the assassins arrived and murdered her clan. She was found by an old woman in the village and that woman, recognizing what clan she was from, sent her to live with her daughter in Konoha, in order for her to be safe. The woman that adopted your mother told the Third Hokage who your mother was. She and I both found out everything about her past and about her clan, right before we were married. It was the Third Hokage that told us.
The Amarutsu clan were not a large clan and they had lived in the Hidden Cloud Village. They were not large in numbers, because a long time ago the Hyuuga clan was formed from them and when the Hidden Village of Leaf was created they moved their clan here.
The Uchiha's, who had split off from the Hyuuga's themselves, had followed the Hyuuga's here to Konoha. Both clans had wanted a new start, one that would allow them to get out from under the shadow of the great Amarutsu clan, their more powerful cousins.
Despite the fact, that there were not that many clan members, the Amarutsu clan possessed a bloodline limit that was feared by all the other clans. Which is why they were all killed. Even though it was rare for any Amarutsu to even develop the full potential of the bloodline limit, when someone did have it, that person was nearly invincible in power. At the time of the massacre, there was no living person that had obtained the full potential of the bloodline limit.
This bloodline limit, called the Seichuu Chakra, allows the person who has it, to be able to control and use the chakra of anything that contains chakra in it. Naruto, there is a chance that you have this bloodline limit and I will tell you the things you would be able to do with it, if you have it. You would be able to drain, or take away, the chakra of other people or any other thing that has chakra within it. And you would also be able to fill the chakra pathways of people with your own chakra or the chakra of anything around you, that has chakra in it. Also, with this ability you could see the chakra pathways in everything that has chakra and be able to tell the difference between all chakra signatures.
Because of the fact that the Sharingan was a genetic mutation that came from the Amarutsu bloodline limit originally, you would also be able to see through any ninjutsu and genjutsu and be able to stop it or take control of it. You will find, if you do have the bloodline limit, that you have an enormous amount of chakra within you. This is different from others your age and even more than most adults have. You will learn how to use this bloodline limit, as time passes and the need to use it arises. Just use your imagination.
Now you probably also have some traits that you got from me. Incredible stamina, strong determination, and being able to learn things quickly. Combine these traits with the Amarutsu bloodline limit and you would be a very powerful ninja.
Your mother died after she gave birth to you, Naruto, during the kyuubi's attack on the village. She didn't possess the bloodline limit herself, she was just a carrier of it. When I had learned of her death and had decided to have you be the container for the nine-tailed fox's soul, I realized I had to hide your identity from others. You were too young to protect yourself from those wishing to kill you, because of the chance you could have the bloodline limit and because of being my son. So I asked Sarutobi to help keep it a secret and to make it look like you had died with your mother.
I gave you the name of Uzumaki Naruto, because there was no clan by the name of Uzumaki, at least none that I have heard of. But neither I nor Sarutobi could keep the villagers from knowing that you were the container of the kyuubi, because there were witnesses around when I performed the sealing and they told others about an orphan boy that was used as the container to save the village.
The kinjutsu I used on you, not only changed your appearance so you wouldn't look like an Amarutsu, but it also inhibited the bloodline limit from being activated. That was done to protect your identity too. The only way that you would be able to use the bloodline limit is if you could no longer be able to use the fox's chakra. Normally if a demon is unsealed from his host or taken out of him, the host would die. But because there is a chance that you could have the bloodline limit, I believed there was a good chance that you would survive that.
That is one of the many reasons that I had decided to have you be the host for the Kyuubi, Naruto. I really believe that you will be safe and that you can survive anything that may happen to you in the future. So, what questions do you have?"
'Wow! This is all so hard to believe! It has to be a dream. A really weird dream.' Naruto looked at the man that had just told him he was his father and then told him an unbelievable tale. "Um, okay. Well that sure is a lot for me to take in right now. You told me so much that I don't know where to start."
"I understand, son. I know you need time to think this all over and to begin to believe it. You can go to the Third Hokage and ask him the questions that you think of later. He knows everything."
"Okay, but can you visit me again? I'd rather ask you!"
"I'm sorry, son. It will be a while till we see each other again. Just go to Sarutobi. You can also talk to one of the legendary sannins, Jiraiya is his name, and he can tell you about when he was my sensei. Hatake Kakashi was one of my students and he can also tell you about me."
"Kakashi-sensei is my teacher!"
"Oh really?" The tall blonde smiled. "That is very interesting." 'So my former student is now my son's teacher. Small world.'
Arashi, Naruto's father stood up and then walked over to his son and smiled down at him.
Naruto stood up also and just stared at the man that he really wanted to believe was his father.
The tall blond man wrapped his arms around his son and hugged him. "I want you to know that I'm very proud of you, son. I love you."
Naruto hugged the man back. 'If this really is my father...or even if it's a dream, I want to stay here and learn all about him. It would be great to spend time with him. But he's dead, isn't he? This can't be real.'
The man then released Naruto and reached up with a hand and petted him on the head. "I have to go now, son. It's time for you to wake up and see the truth. One day we will all meet again, you, me and your mother." Then the man smiled a loving smile at his son and then disappeared.
"Wait! Come back!"
Naruto then slowly awoke from his dream.
"Naruto you're awake!" Sakura got up and went to him and hugged him. "I'm so glad! I was afraid that I would have to take care of both you alone."
"What do you mean?" Naruto looked down and saw Sasuke lying down beside him. Sasuke was unconscious and looked like he was in pain. "What happened to Sasuke? What did I miss?"
Sakura moved back to the other side of Sasuke and sat down with a frightened look on her face. "I don't know really! That evil man bit him and I think he may have poisoned Sasuke-kun! I can't get him to wake up and there is a strange mark on his neck." Sakura showed Naruto the mark.
"That looks like a seal of some sort. I wonder what it's for? What should we do Sakura-chan?" Naruto was worried. Sasuke could be dying.
"I don't know what to do, Naruto." Sakura frowned. Then when she looked up at Naruto again she remembered that something had happened to him too. He looked like a complete stranger now.
Actually Naruto looks hot now! If I wasn't in love with Sasuke-kun I could really go for him. Wait! Even if he's gorgeous right now, he's still Naruto and still an idiot! "Um, Naruto...what happened to you? You look so different now and if I hadn't seen you change with my own eyes, I would think you were someone else."
"What? What do you mean I look different?" Naruto was puzzled.
Sakura reached into her weapon pouch and found the mirror she always carried with her. She always had to look good for her Sasuke-kun. "Here, see for yourself."
Naruto took the mirror and looked at himself in it. A shocked expression spread over his face. He poked at the mirror and saw it was really him. What's going on! Then Naruto tried to dismiss the henge that he thought he might have accidentally done on himself. But nothing happened, he still looked the same.
Naruto was staring at a stranger that still had blue eyes. But the shade of them was different. They were more a greenish blue now, like the sea. His skin was still a golden tan color though, but his whiskers were gone. His hair was different too. It was no longer spiky, instead it was straight and thick. The color was lighter and he had white-blond streaks running through his golden blond hair. And it was a lot longer now too.
Naruto felt around to the back of his head and moved his hand down his hair. His hair reached to the middle of his back. Wow my hair is so long! And my face looks girly! Just what I need...I look like a pretty boy, just like Sasuke! Crap!
Then Naruto remembered the dream and what the man, claiming to be his father had said about his appearance being changed with a forbidden technique connected to the fox's chakra. Something must have happened to the fox! Did that snake man do something to me? Oh yeah I remember he hit the fox's seal with something and it hurt really bad.
Naruto looked deep inside of himself and called out to the fox. Yo, fox! You still in there!
All of a sudden Naruto found himself in front of the cage of the fox.
The fox came up to the gate and put his face up against the bars. Then he growled angrily. What did you do to me brat? I feel a heavy pressure on me and it hurts. If you don't stop this, I'll come out there and eat you!
Ha! You can't fox! You're stuck in there and you aren't getting out! Naruto smirked at the fox.
The fox tried to grab Naruto by pushing one of it's arms through the bars. Naruto jumped back from it.
If you ever want some of my power again, little boy, you will stop whatever you have done to hurt me. The fox then noticed that his host looked different. He felt that it was the same boy, but he didn't know why he would look different. What's up with the new look, brat?
None of your business fox! I just wanted to check up on you and see if you were still here.
Where else would I be brat! Go away then if you aren't going to help me.
Well I don't know how to help you and I'm not the one that hurt you. Some evil snake man did it. But since you're okay and I'm okay, then this could all be for the best. See you later, fox!
For the best? I'm in pain here boy!
Naruto ignored him and left the fox. He came back to himself and then looked at himself in the mirror once more, then he handed it back to Sakura.
"Naruto! I was talking to you and you were ignoring me!"
"Oh, sorry Sakura-chan, what were you saying?"
"I was asking you why you look different now!"
"Oh yeah! Well it's kinda a long story." Naruto was still trying to process everything that he had been told in his dream and the fact he looked different now. Was my father really the Fourth Hokage? That dream must have been real. Otherwise why did my appearance change? And why do I feel different now? I'm going to go with the dream being real. But I need to talk to the Third. Father said the old man knows all about me and can answer any questions I have.
"Naruuuto! We have plenty of time. Sasuke-kun isn't awake yet, so tell me what's going on!"
"Okay, well I don't know if you will believe this but..." Naruto then went on to tell Sakura everything that his father had told him in the dream. When Naruto was finished talking, he waited to see Sakura's reaction.