"What...?" Naruto said, staring at the cement floor, covered with a dry crimson red substance.

Naruto, unable to think straight had walked aimlessly, and eventually, arrived to a place that was just a plain white cement floor. As Naruto walked, he left prints of blood on the cement, tainting the pure white cement floor. Naruto didn't care and kept walking forward. As he walked, he was gradully becoming aware of his surroundings and the situation. He asked many questions to himself. Where am I? Why am I here? Is this a dream?

Naruto walked, and around him, he saw many different images. His memories. He saw many moving images of his past, reminding him of things that had been nearly forgotten. From his birth, to the present, he saw his dreams. Amazed at the moving memories, he stopped at a certain memory. He tried to make out who these people were. Who are they? After a long time, he finally remembered who it was in his memory.

"My parents." Naruto said in a low voice.

"The both abandoned me, and they probably have no regrets. Why did they do such a horrible thing?" Naruto said in a low voice. He became filled with anger and reached his breaking point. "Why did they leave? Why did they even let me become the carrier of the Kyuubi in the first place? Did they hate me that much?" Naruto yelled as he cried. "I always thought... Always thought my parents had died in the war against the Kyuubi. But now I see. These memories. These painful memories." Naruto said even louder. "WHY?" he screamed and fell to the floor on his knees with a thud, crying tears of sadness.

"Naruto!" cried someone in the backround.

"Sakura-chan?" Naruto said as slowly looked up.

"Naruto!" cried someone else.

"Hinata?" Naruto also said. " Where are you? " he cried as he looked around, as frantic as he could be with his tired body.

"Naruto! Naruto!" he heard from across the darkness. "Kiba? Shikamaru? Kakashi-sensei? Shino?" Naruto said into the empty air. "Everyone." Naruto said with a smile. He collapsed, and realized he fell into some kind of material that was as Naruto would call, 'sticky and gooey'.

"What's this?" Naruto said with his eyes closed.

His energy, or what was left of it, was completely drained from his body for an unknown reason. He continued hearing the cries of his name, from everyone that was most likely around him. He then, found the energy to open his eyese, and he found one memory that was in his eyesight range. It was one he knew he would never forget. In the memory, he saw himself, with everyone around him. Everyone that cared about him, and he cared about, were all around him. He cryed as he saw all the people around him, mourning his death, with what seems like an endless supply of tears in all of his friends. He then realized, that the memory in front of him, was not a memory at all. It was the present time.

"I didn't want to admit this. But. I'm dead." Naruto said with a sad smile.

"Hey. You. The boy." a huge, demanding voice said.

Naruto could not respond. He didn't have the energy to reply.

"I said, you! The boy!" the voice demanded, louder than before.

"Yes?" Naruto asked, with all the energy he could muster.

"I would like you to come unlock me. Maybe then, I can be able to revive you." the voice said, more calm and enticing now that he had Naruto's attention.

Naruto, unwillingly got up and walked towards the voice. He walked and walked, the same way he did in the beginning, amazed at how he still had the energy to do so, and saw, a huge set of glaring eyes. He was amazed that he did not cringe from the fearsome sight.

"Are you... The Kyuubi?" Naruto asked softly.

"Yes. What's wrong? Need some strength? Just come in here." the Kyuubi said in a deceptive voice.

Naruto, not able to think straight, walked towards the Kyuubi.

The Kyuubi smiled. "Welcome little boy. Now, I may be a demon, but I will give you my side of the promise. I will not only give you strength, I will help you have life too." the Kyuubi said convincingly.

"No. I know you won't." Naruto said, not wanting to be alive. "When I was alive, most of my childhood was unbearable. Living alone. Eating alone. No one to be with. Even Iruka-sensei didn't know me in the beginning. When I finally joined the academy, I finally became Genin! I loved it so much. I was recruited into a team. It had Sakura-Chan in it, Kakashi-sensei, and Sasuke. Sasuke. I died saving him. I died trying to save a friend. My best friend." Naruto said, finding energy to stand up to this beast.

"As long as I know I died saving a friend, instead of letting a friend throw his life and soul away, I can die with a content heart." Naruto said.

"No. You will come unlock me from this seal and let me take you over if you want to survive!" the Kyuubi said desparately.

"No." Naruto said with a grin.

Naruto walked away, down the white, cold path of cement, down the crimson red puddles, hearing the Kyuubi's cry of rage.

"No..." Naruto said with a sad face. He was happy that he saved Sasuke from Orochimaru. He wanted to feel contempt, but he couldn't.

Tears rolled down Naruto's face. He wanted to go back to his friends. His life. He wanted to see the future, to see where everyone's dreams end up. Will they succeed in thier dreams in the future? He wanted to be the Hokage. He wanted Konohamaru to pass the Chuunin Exam. He wanted Sai to learn more about a life of happiness. He wanted to see Chouji's face when he ate Korean Barbeque. He wanted to watch Sasuke finally pass the chuunin exam. He wanted himself to pass the chuunin exam.

"Sasuke. Sakura-chan. Shikamaru. Chouji. Ino. Hinata. Shino. Kiba. Tenten. Lee. Neji. Kakashi-sensei. Ero-sennin." Naruto listed, one by one, listing everyone he wanted to see again. Tears started flowing constantly down his face. He finally settled down, falling asleep from the tiresome account with the Kyuubi, and breathed his last breath in peace.