You think you know about Uzumaki Naruto? Guess again. Oh, sure, he is the son of the Yondaime, and yeah, he is a ninja, but what else do you know about him? Let me tell you, his story is an epic. To start at his birth would leave a small portion of his story out of the light. But to do so would leave him shrouded in mystery.
The only people who know why Kyuubi no Kitsune attacked Konohagakure are the Yondaime, who died in the battle, the Kyuubi itself, and the gods. Contrary to popular belief, Kyuubi was not killed by the Yondaime. It was far too powerful to die, as it was an immortal being. Also, it was entirely impossible to seal it, even with the Shinigami helping the human. But, the massive influx of power along with the destruction of its physical body allowed the Kyuubi to achieve its dream, to become a god.
Because these humans had helped it along the way, it left a passing gift for the child it was supposed to be sealed in. It had been impressed by the clan that called itself the Hyuugas. Their bloodline limit was rather impressive, and they had managed to inflict a serious amount of damage to it. With a flick of its tail across the eyes of the crying child, she imparted a similar gift to him, along with the knowledge of what it did. How it would work, he would have to figure that out on his own. With that, the Kyuubi no Kitsune ascended into paradise to join the gods who have come before it. It made a vow to watch over this child, knowing it would lead an interesting life…
Ten years later.
Uzumaki Naruto was in pain. It wasn't nearly as bad as the beating he got from the villagers, nor the ache of a whole day of training. It was a burning. His eyes felt like they were on fire. It was like that time he had gotten pink eye, only a year ago. The epidemic had swept through the children of Konoha. Although it wasn't incredibly serious, there were some worried about blindness if it had gone untreated. Fortunately for many children, the eye drops used as treatment for the disease was in no short supply.
His eyes burned like that. He could dimly make out a blurred outline of his dresser as he sat up. From the amount of light filtering through his curtains, it was morning. Naruto stood up and attempted to walk, only to find that his legs wouldn't hold his weight. With a loud thunk he hit the floor, unable to move. There was a sudden flash of light, and Naruto saw… the only way to describe it would be like seeing the dust floating in the sunlight, only it was a lot more there, almost like a stream moving through the air… With a groan, he fell into blackness.
Naruto felt a hand on his shoulder
"Come on, sleepy head, wake up."
With a start, Naruto jumped up, scooting backwards and away from the person who had touched him. It was a reflexive action from the repeated beatings he had received.
"Whoa, slow down there. I'm not gonna hurt you."
Naruto looked at his 'attacker'. The loose clothing hid any definite physical features of this person. He couldn't figure out if it was a man or a woman. Its face was beautiful, but not definitely male or female. The robes were asexual as well, with the colors neutral. However, the blood red eyes that looked at him were very scary.
"Who… Who are you?"
"… That's not important right now. I have to explain something to you."
"… Where am I?"
The person sighed.
"You are in a dream. Now shut up and listen."
Naruto instantly shut his open mouth.
"Good. Ok, you remember your history class, right?" Naruto nodded. "Good. You know that the Yondaime defeated the Kyuubi no Kitsune, right?" Again, Naruto nodded. "You were lied to." The shocked look on Naruto's face was priceless.
"What…. What do you mean?"
"The Yondaime attempted to seal it into a human child. You were that child. However, he failed, and the Kyuubi ascended. That's why the villagers hated you, because they believed that you were the Kyuubi, or that Kyuubi had taken over your body. But, that's not true. I daresay, it will be a cold day in hell when a human gets the best of a Demon Lord."
Naruto laughed at a mental picture of frozen flames.
"But, Kyuubi was impressed by their efforts. It gave you a gift. You now possess a bloodline limit that far surpasses all others. However, it is both a blessing and a curse. If you accept it, you will have the ability to see and manipulate energy… what you know as chakra. This means, not only will you be able to mold your enemies' chakra, but also the chakra of any living creature you can see. Unfortunately, this means that you must give up the ability to produce chakra in your body. This means that you will have to live off of other people's chakra, but you'll have a near infinite supply from the creatures around you. Now, you can choose now, accept this gift, or continue life without it."
Naruto was dumbfounded. He had a choice? Few people ever gave him that luxury, even over inconsequential matters. But, here he sat, choosing between a bloodline limit, and a normal life… well, as normal as he could have. Sure, he was shocked that he was supposed to have been the container of the Kyuubi no Kitsune, but… somehow, it made sense, so he just accepted it. After a minute or so of weighting the pros, and the cons, Naruto come to a decision.
"I… I've always wandered what it would be like to have a bloodline limit. I accept it."
The person smiled and made a gesture. Naruto didn't know what that gesture meant, but apparently it made his eyes tingle.
"There you go, all set. Now, you have one week to learn a chakra transfer jutsu before your body stops making chakra. Oh, and before you wake up, be sure to tell that old codger the Sandaime to check the seal. He'll find it empty. Now, its time to wake up…"
The world around him slowly faded. The person's voice slowly faded from a "wake up… wake up… wake up…" to an "eent eent eent eent eent" of Naruto's alarm clock. Groggily, he sat up and looked around. He pressed the button to shut off the alarm and stood up. His neck ached from the strange position he had fallen asleep in. The floor was definitely not comfortable.
Naruto was definitely not a morning person. He was so tired he didn't notice the yellowish streams that floated in the air. Nor did he notice that the burning in his eyes that had been plaguing him for the past three days was 'mysteriously' gone. He sluggishly made his way to his bathroom, where he stripped and stepped into the water. Forgetting that it wasn't instantly hot, he was immediately awake from the icy stream the hit him full in the face.
After finishing his shower, he made his way back to his room, where he found some clean boxers and an orange jumpsuit that didn't have too many ramen stains on it. Before he left, he went to his mirror. Usually in the mornings, he would give his reflection a lecture on being strong and how he was going to become Hokage, but today he just stared.
His usually shockingly blue eyes were… different. They had faded to a pale blue that seemed almost white. All traces of a pupil had disappeared. Needless to say Naruto was shocked. So, he did what came to his mind first. He screamed… and screamed… and screamed. He took a deep breath and started running down the street towards the Hokage tower, still screaming at the top of his lungs.
Sandaime Hokage was just sitting down to a nice cup of coffee before the morning paperwork, when the doors to his office burst open. A screaming Naruto ran into the room.
"Whoa, slow down, Naruto."
Naruto hiccupped once and quieted down. In the excitement, Sandaime had spilled the coffee down his front and on several very important documents. 'Today isn't starting out well…'
"Ok, Naruto, explain to me what happened."
Naruto hiccupped again and started talking. He told Sandaime about how his eyes burned, about falling out of bed, about the dream, and about his new bloodline limit, and that he was supposed to tell him about the seal. Sandaime's face cycled through several emotions before he sat back and pinched the bridge of his nose. He could feel the headache coming on already…
"Naruto, come over here."
Naruto walked around the desk and tried his hardest not to laugh at the brown stains on the front of the Hokage's white robes.
"Naruto, can I see the seal, please?"
Naruto looked confused for a moment before Sandaime pointed at Naruto's navel. With a nod, Naruto lifted up his shirt.
The Sandaime went into a minor trance and let some chakra enter the seal. With a start, he realized that the seal, although full of chakra, was devoid of any and all consciousness. The chakra contained in the seal had been gleaned off the boy's own for years, which was the reasoning behind Naruto's incredible chakra levels.
Naruto put his shirt down after Sandaime leaned back in his chair.
"So, Kyuubi was never sealed inside you. You're a lucky child."
Naruto grinned his trademark grin while scratching the back of his head.
"However," Sandaime continued, "I will have to have someone train you on how to use those eyes of yours. You said that it was inspired by the Byaakugan and that it has much of the same effects, such as seeing chakra?"
"Hmm… What better person to train you than the owners of the original."
The Sandaime snapped once, and a single ANBU materialized out of nowhere.
"I need you to bring Hyuuga Hiashi here. Tell him it's urgent, and it involves the secrets of the Byaakugan. That should do the trick, but if it doesn't, tell him it's a direct order from me, and, if ignored, will be treated as treason."
The ANBU nodded and melded into the background.
Naruto was bored. He sat on one of the chairs in front of the Hokage's desk, wishing this Hyuuga Hiashi person would show up. The minutes passed. Finally, as Naruto was about to pull a prank he'd been thinking of, the doors to the Hokage's office burst open.
An enraged Hyuuga stormed in, babbling on and on almost incoherently. Naruto could only stare at the fury of the verbal barrage. The Hokage just sat there, smoking his pipe. Finally, the man shut up.
"Good. Now, it has come to my attention that a new Bloodline Limit has surfaced. Its effects appear to be eerily similar to that of the Byaakugan. Due to the fact that many would kill to get their hands on the Byaakugan itself, I'm sure they wouldn't stop at just taking its cousin. So, I have a request that is in your clan's favor."
"And that would be, Hokage-sama?"
"Take the wielder of this new Bloodline and teach him. Make him a part of the clan if you have to, but train him and keep him safe."
"And who would this person be?"
Sandaime pointed, and Hiashi turned to face Naruto. 'The demon brat? Is this some sort of joke?'
It was then that he noticed the boy's eyes. They looked exactly like the Byaakugan, except for the coloring. The Byaakugan was actually a slight shade of violet, an extremely pale lavender. This boy's eyes had the same degree of paleness, only it was blue.
Needless to say, he was stunned. A near replica of the Byaakugan in the head of the most hated person in the village? He could only shudder at the repercussions against his clan's honor if they accepted him. But they must, if only to keep its secrets.
Naruto looked on in amusement as the strange man's face turned several different colors before fading back to normal.
Hiashi turned to Sandaime and spoke. "I will take him in, but I have one condition."
Sandaime raised and eyebrow before saying "And that is?"
"You publicly acknowledge the child as a human and dispel any an all rumors of him being the… being a monster."
"Oh, that shouldn't be a problem. He never had Kyuubi sealed inside him anyway."
Hiashi paled, thinking that the Sandaime had just broken his own law and revealed the existence of Kyuubi to the child. Then, his ears caught up with his mind, and he heard the last part.
"What do you mean, Kyuubi was never sealed inside the boy? I saw the seal myself, I know its there!"
"Apparently, Kyuubi was too powerful to be sealed, and when his soul was ripped from his body, the influx of Yondaime's chakra caused it to transcend. In other words, it became a god."
Hiashi paled again. If Kyuubi had been powerful before… He shuddered.
"It appears that Kyuubi left a gift for Naruto when it left. Those eyes of his were it. Naruto told me that it spoke to him, and told him it was impressed with the Byaakugan, and used it as a model for Naruto's own bloodline. That is quite some praise, coming from a former Demon Lord and a Lesser God."
Hiashi smiled at the thought. Before he could let his mind wander, he jerked himself back to reality.
"I see. I'll see to it that the boy's belongings are fetched from his… apartment. Is there anything else you need, Hokage-sama?"
"No, Hiashi, that is all. It appears that I am indebted to you. Should you need a favor, ask me, and I will do my best within the limits of my powers to see it accomplished."
Sandaime grimaced at the horrible amount of political power he just placed in the hands of an already powerful clan head. But for Naruto, it was worth it.
"Then I shall be on my way."
Hiashi turned to a now nervous Naruto.
"Come, child. I'll show you to your new house."
And with that, Naruto found himself thrust into a new life with its own difficulties and advantages. Despite the drawbacks, it was better than what he had before, and he was content.
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