A Hero Reborn

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"Text" – speaking

'Text' – thinking

"Text" – Kyuubi speaking

'Text' – Kyuubi thinking


Prologue: The Unexpected Outcome

"Can you go through your plan again, Arashi?" Sarutobi, also known as the Sandaime Hokage, asked his successor, Arashi, the current hokage.

"This is the last time I'm repeating it, Sarutobi." The Yondaime replied. The old man kept on asking this question, as if he could not believe what he was hearing. "While our ninja engage the Kyuubi, I will perform that jutsu and seal the fox in myself. My chakra system would not be able to handle the sudden presence of demonic chakra. Because of that, I will die, and the Kyuubi will die with me. Even by the slightest chance that I survive, the Shinigami will take my soul as payment for sealing the fox. I will die no matter what, and I'm taking the Kyuubi with me."

"Why not let me perform the jutsu then? You have a long life ahead of you, whereas I am an old man. I care for Konoha just as much as you do, and I'm willing to die to protect the village I love."

"I can't ask you to do that, Sarutobi. As current hokage, it is my responsibility to protect and serve Konoha. I have to do this myself if I am to succeed at my job." Arashi said. The two of them have had this conversation before, back then when Kyuubi was on his way to Konoha. The Yondaime had to prepare a plan to protect Konoha from the wrath of the Kyuubi, even at the cost of his own life.

"Very well then, I guess I won't be able to talk you out of it. I hope you know what you're doing. The fate of the entire village rests in you."

Just then, a Jounin showed up to inform the hokages of the current situation. Judging by the look of his face, both hokages already knew what he was going to report, and it wasn't good news.

"Sandaime-sama, Hokage-sama, the Kyuubi has arrived at the north gate. All of our available Anbu, Jounin, and Chuunin are currently engaging it in combat. There have been some casualties." The jounin was practically shaking at his feet. He had to witness the battle and how the fox completely overwhelmed all of the leaf-nin present. He saw as the demon stomped, crushed, and even eaten his fellow ninja. The battleground was full of dead corpses; he had trouble counting the number of ninja the Kyuubi had slaughtered. Not that he could anyway, the Kyuubi would kill everyone there before he can even finish counting.

"Continue stalling the Kyuubi. I will be on my way to finish this." The Yondaime replied.

"Hai, Hokage-sama." There was a sound of fear in the jounin's voice, as if he could not bring himself back to the battleground. He complied with the order anyway; he had faith in the Yondaime.

"I'm coming with you, Arashi. I can stall the Kyuubi for you. And in case something goes wrong, I will be there to help."

"Alright. Thanks, Sarutobi." Both hokages knew just how important this matter was. If they failed, there would no longer be a village to be hokage of. That is, if they were even alive if they failed. As the conversation finished, they went outside, ready to engage the fox and protect Konoha at all costs.


(At the battleground)

The Kyuubi was having his way with the leaf nin. He withstood all of the attacks the ninja were throwing at him. He roared as he found a small group of ninja close together and swung one of his tails at the area. The force of the attack was too much, and the group was thrown away, making contact with various trees. Just then, the jounin from before arrived and yelled out the orders of the Yondaime.

"Yondaime Hokage-sama is on his way. We need to stall the Kyuubi until he arrives." This brought hope to all of the Konoha ninja. With renewed hope, they began to get up and tried their best to hold off the nine tailed fox.

'Fools! They think they can defeat me, the great Kyuubi no Kitsune?' The Kyuubi thought. He was far stronger than all of the ninja currently present. When he heard what one of them said, it sparked his curiosity. 'I'd like to see what this Yondaime can do to me. Then they'll see that whatever they do is worthless against me!' His train of thought stopped when he saw a large toad arrive, with a blond man and an old man on the toad's head.

"Yondaime-sama!" Various shouts were heard from the leaf ninja. The arrival of their hokage was enough to bring out the famous Konoha fighting spirit among them. They stood up and continued to attack the Kyuubi, hoping that they distracted it enough for the Yondaime to defeat it.

'So this is the Yondaime. I expected better. No matter, I will kill him in front of all his followers, and they will realize that their attempts are useless!' The Kyuubi then roared and charged at the toad currently carrying the two hokages.

Seeing the nine tailed fox coming, the Yondaime began performing the seals for the Shiki fuuin. The Kyuubi, realizing what he was going to do, growled viciously and started charging even faster towards the Yondaime. But it was too late. The Yondaime had already performed the jutsu.

An image of the Shinigami appeared behind the blond hokage. It then did what it was summoned to do; it sealed the Kyuubi away into the Yondaime.

The Kyuubi knew what was happening. If he did not stop this or at least prevent enough of it, he would die. Realizing that the Yondaime's chakra system wasn't going to hold out, he began to quickly think of a solution before his demise. He then came to the conclusion that an infant's chakra system would not be developed enough, and it would accept the sudden presence of demonic chakra. The Kyuubi, out of options and almost out of time, began to perform the only thing that would save his life.

'I will not die!'

Seeing the Kyuubi disappear, Sarutobi thought the jutsu was a success. However, when he looked to his left, he saw the body of a yellow-haired baby instead of the dead body of the Yondaime. Realizing that something had gone wrong, he began to panic, until he noticed the resemblance of the infant to the Yondaime. Immediately, he knew what had happened.

"Arashi?"


Hello everyone. This is my first story, although I have been frequenting this website for quite some time now. I have seen stories that involved the Yondaime somehow being alive after the attack, but I have not seen a story that had a take like this. What do you think of this idea?

The main pairing will be NaruHina. I'm open to suggestions on other pairings, so if you want to see two people together, just tell me.

I'll leave you all with a preview of the next chapter. Thanks for reading!

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"We should keep his identity a seret, even from the villagers. Arashi had a lot of enemies, and it would be easy to kill him seeing as he is only a baby right now." Sarutobi told the council.

"What should we name him then?" Hyuuga Hiashi asked.

"From now on, he shall be called Uzumaki Naruto."