Hi there! Tsukishiro here!

This fic, as I said, will be the Yaoi version of "Past Healer". For those who have already read the non-Yaoi version of this fic, you do not need to read this first chapter as it is exactly the same as that one.

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Title: Past Healer Yaoi Version

Warnings: AU? OOC YAOI

Pairings: ItaNaru/ one sided SasuNaru

Flames are not welcomed.

Author: Tsukishiro

Summary: The past and the present were slowly killing the demon vessel from the inside. An incident sends him back into the past and he now faces new dangers, emotions, and events because his arrival changed everything. Will this 'past' actually help him back to the light and get his real smile back or will it further send him into oblivion?

Disclaimers: Naruto never belonged to me! Not now not ever! (Sniff-sniff)

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Chapter One – The Banishment from the Leaf

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The sun bathed the Hidden Village of Leaf with its radiance and warmth. Its heat evened out the cold temperature from the previous night.

The villagers got up from their slumber to prepare for the upcoming celebration, the 'Banishment of the Demon Child' and the 'Return of the Uchiha Prodigy.'

It has been a year since the fight of the two beings at the Valley of End. Upon their return, the village welcomed their precious prodigy with open arms while the blond boy who brought him back was greeted with closed doors.

He was scorned, yelled at, shunned, cursed, and beaten by the angry villagers for hurting their precious shinobi and was blamed of being the reason why the raven boy left the village in the first place. Even the condition of his fellow shinobi who was on the mission with was blamed on him.

Built-up frustration, anger, and hate were no longer kept inside. Everyone in the village requested for the execution of the demon child with reasons that he was the cause of the village's misfortune. At first their plea was ignored but their constant yelling slowly earned them their Hokage's attention.

Tsunade was torn on what to do. There was no way that she would let the villagers execute her beloved 'surrogate brother.' In fact, the moment the brat was back and got attacked by the raging mob, she immediately dispersed some Anbu to the location to retrieve the boy to her office.

The golden boy was already beaten from his fight with the Prodigy and the villagers made him worse.

She healed most of the deep wounds and broken bones with her chakra while the rest were healed by her apprentice and assistant, Shizune.

She was hoping, hoping that someone would come and knock at her office to help her defend the boy…

But no one came…

The mob that had formed at the base of the Hokage tower made it impossible for people to pass and the Jounins were trying their best to keep the mob under control.

Later, she then found out that a few villagers has finally revealed to the younger generations about the nine-tailed fox.

Hate and fear were now evident in the children's eyes, save for a few who couldn't care less about the damn fox and considered the blond boy as their friend.

But still…

They were not enough…

Tsunade needed at least half of the villagers or majority of the council members to side with her in defending the poor boy.

But this was an impossible feat.

The council hated the boy for they blame him for death of their precious fourth Hokage and the defection of their precious Uchiha.

The villagers hated the boy for they blamed him as the cause of their loved ones' death.

Even his teammate, Haruno Sakura, hated him for hurting her 'Sasuke-kun' ad called him a demon in the process, shattering to poor boy's heart into pieces.

In front of Tsunade was the said boy, Uzumaki Naruto, who was seated on the couch with his gaze on the table before him.

His sapphire blue orbs which were once filled with life and energy were now dull and lifeless. They no longer have that shine of strength and determination it once held when she first met him.

He may appear alive and well from the outside (Thanks to Tsunade and Shizune's healing), but deep inside he was dying.

Ever since he was a small boy, he was already hated by the villagers with reasons he didn't know. He tried to ask once but ended up getting spit upon, yelled, cursed, and beaten. Since then, he never asked again and shut himself from the outside world.

He never showed it but everything they did to him was stabbing him in the heart.

The glares, the whispers, the hatred, and the killer-intent from the villagers were slowly devouring him, further pushing him into the darkness of his being.

But he was strong and found a way to cope with the pain, and that was his 'façade.'

Being loud and obnoxious helped him tune out the whispers and the hate, acting stupid and pulling pranks helped lighten up his mood, and wearing a fake smile helped him hide his real emotions.

Yes…

Everything the people knew about the blond was a lie…

None of it was real

None of it was true

No one knew of his mask of deception

Save for one man…

Umino Iruka

He was actually the only one who had given the blond the very thing he needed the most

Acceptance

Love

Acknowledgement

Respect

Iruka was the first one who accepted the boy for who he is…

Iruka was the first who assured him that he was not the demon…

Iruka was the first who acknowledged his existence…

And also…

Iruka was his first friend…

And now…

Iruka was his father figure…

Iruka gave him the love he needed to keep himself sane

But even so…

Umino Iruka was not enough…

He needed more…

He needed more friends to reassure him that he was fine…

He needed more friends to reassure him the he was alive…

…that he was human…

When he became Genin, he thought that he will finally gain what he needed the most…

A friend…

But not just any friend… a friend who was actually of his own age group, something he never had in his entire life…

Uchiha Sasuke

These two became rivals, friends, and brothers at the same time. They may not be related by blood but that does not stop them from forming a bond.

And that was the very first bond Naruto has ever made with someone of his own age…

The villagers were furious with the 'demon' of befriending their important Uchiha prodigy but did nothing…

They left the two alone and were sure of themselves that their precious Uchiha will realize his mistake and will never talk to the 'demon' again…

And then… there was Uchiha Itachi, Sasuke's older brother who killed their entire clan to test his skills for power.

The young Uchiha made it his goal to avenge his clan and revive it

So he had to get stronger…

He needed to get stronger so as to be able to kill his brother who single-handedly wiped the Uchiha clan clean, leaving no one alive except him…

Why?

Only the older raven knows…

The young raven male's quest for power and revenge has blinded him from the real strength and power that surrounded him…

His quest and obsession for revenge has engulfed him into the abyss of loneliness and darkness…

When he met the snake sannin at the forest of death during the Chuunin exam, he was given the chance for power but first declined it…

When he saw the feats that the dead-last of the group was able to perform, he was completely blinded by jealousy over his teammate…

How was he able to strengthen himself in such a short period of time?

How was he able to reach, or maybe exceed him in power?

The Uchiha then had made his decision…

To go into the pit of the snake to gain power…

But to his dismay, Naruto went after him with hopes of bringing him back…

The blond dobe has made a promise to a certain pink-haired shinobi that he will bring Sasuke back…

Not only was the blond able to convince the Sharingan-user that real power cannot be gained by short cuts, seals, and jutsus, he was also able to convince the raven boy that going to Orichimaru can never help him avenge his clan

Luckily, Naruto was able to say all this before Sasuke passed out from exhaustion and chakra depletion.

But after all that, he was further shunned by the village and accused him…

But what really hurt him was the fact that his teammate, his friends, his teacher, and other Jounins whom he was close to didn't help him…

They didn't even spare him a glance of sympathy

Instead

They glared at him with indifference, hate, and disgust.

At first he was still able to take it…

But when his childhood crush approached him, snatched Sasuke from his grasp, punched him with all her strength, yelled all kinds of profanities you can think of, and called him a 'demon', his world was sent crashing down on him…

He then wondered…

Why was it always like this?

Why do they continue to hate him?

Why do they continue to push him away?

He tried so hard to help and protect them but instead was further hated by everyone…

He tried…

He tried so hard to get acknowledged…

He tried so hard to get the respect he had always wanted…

But why?

Why is it that no matter what he does, no one wants to accept him?

His best friend betrayed the village, when Sasuke was brought back he was welcomed back with open arms and warm smiles…

But when they saw the blond, their faces changed into that of hate and disgust…

Why was it always like this?

He never betrayed anyone and yet he was treated like trash…

Why can't they see that he is not the demon?

Why can't they open their eyes to the truth?

Naruto was brought out of his thoughts when Tsunade kneeled in front of him, holding his hand and squeezing it gently as if to reassure him.

With his dull sapphire eyes, he stared into the copper-brown ones of the Hokage.

Tsunade frowned from the soulless look her beloved 'younger brother' was giving her.

She took a deep breath and began to speak…

"Naruto, I have an idea" she said as she smiled warmly at him

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On that same day, the Hokage announced that she will not let the boy be executed. Instead, he was to be banished from the village and never to return again. The villagers were about to protest when she slammed her fist on the ground, creating a huge crack on the solid ground and at the same time, causing an earthquake.

"I am the Hokage and my decision is absolute! Question my decisions again and I am going to make sure that you will be dealt with accordingly"

With that, the hokage left the scene and proceeded towards her office to sign the papers for the boy's banishment from the village.

It was also on that same day when the blond boy was escorted out of the village up to the borders of Leaf.

Then, he was left to be on his own…

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Tsukishiro's Corner:

Hmm… I have nothing much to say…