In a large cavern, Kakashi Hatake stands between three Iwa ninja and his teammates, breathing hard and unable to see with his left eye. The Iwa ninja start making hand signs, he's unable to hear the name over the sound of the earth ripping apart. Boulders start falling from the ceiling and the enemy ninja run from the cavern. The boulders are falling all around Kakashi as he tries to get to his teammates.
Obito stood next to Rin as he watch Kakashi dodge boulder after boulder. He looked at the ceiling and saw which was going to fall next and knew that his Sharingan had finally activated. He also knew where it was going to fall and saw that Kakashi wouldn't be able to get out of the way in time. He ran forward and threw Kakashi out from under the falling rock, but was caught under it himself.
The sickening cracking sound rang out in the now still cavern. "Obito!" Rin and Kakashi came running up to him. The right side of his body was smashed under the boulder. "Why did you do it?"
Obito tried to smile. "I told you Kakashi, being on a team means looking out for each other." Blood ran out the side of his mouth. "Rin, I want you to implant my Sharingan into Kakashi's left eye socket."
"I won't let you."
"Shut up and be grateful Kakashi, it will take care of that tunnel vision problem you got with Chidori. Think of it as a gift for becoming a jonin. At least I put it to good use first."
"Do it Rin." Rin was crying as she removed his eye and replaced Kakashi's useless one. "They will pay for this Obito, I swear it."
"I don't care about them, make sure Rin stays safe, that's all I want."
"Obito, I have to tell you something."
Kakashi took this as his cue to leave and went to start moving the rocks blocking their way out. "What is it Rin?"
"I'm pregnant, I found out the day before we left."
"You should have asked to be taken off the mission, not only are you endangering yourself, but the baby too."
"They would have wanted a explanation, then both our families would have found out."
"Don't let my family have the child. Only tell sensei, Kakashi, and your uncle Jiraiya, they will keep you both safe. I wish I could help raise our child." The sound of chirping birds and horrific screams came from the exit. "Sounds like Kakashi found them. Rin, you need to get going, more will show up soon."
"I can't leave you here!"
"The other Sharingan is gone, no matter what they try they won't get it."
"I don't give a rat's ass about that. I love you, and I won't leave you here."
"You don't have a choice, this boulder isn't going to move. Could you give me two explosive tags?"
"What are you going to do?"
"Take as many of them with me as I can. It should also make a big enough distraction for the two of you to get away."
She placed two in his hand and kissed him, ignoring the blood. "I love you Obito."
"I love you too, now go before anymore show up." He hears her leave and hoped she wouldn't come back. He placed the tags one on top of the other, and waited. He heard what sounded like people running. "Who could have done this? Go check the girl!"
The running resumed and stopped near him. "We got a live one, he's from Leaf and his eye's gone. One of our ninja must have got him, he'll be dead soon."
Obito smirked. "So will you. Boom." The explosive tags started to glow and the explosion engulfed the whole cavern, killing the Iwa ninja and finishing off Obito.
An explosion shook the earth, making Kakashi and Rin stop. "What the hell was that?"
"Obito." Rin eyes welled up with tears and the pain was obvious on her face.
"Let's keep going, we need to report to sensei." Rin nodded and followed Kakashi away from where her lover had sacrificed himself. They moved through the treetops quickly and quietly, moving toward the leaf base.
As they continued to move, Kakashi felt more tired the further he went. 'It's the Sharingan, it's burning through my chakra. I can't turn it off, so how do I stop it. Wait, the reason it's using chakra is because it's still copying everything it sees. So if I cover it then it should stop draining me.' He pulled his headband over his left eye. Rin saw him do this, but decide it be better to ask him later. (A/N He's not considered a genius for nothing.)
They landed just outside the base and went straight to where Yondaime was. Yondaime smiled when he saw them. "Kakashi, I know you can't use your eye, but isn't that a little much?" He saw Rin and the sadness she felt before realizing that his third student wasn't with them. His smile fell. "What happened?"
"Rin was kidnapped and Obito and I went to rescue her, we were attacked by three Iwa ninja. They caused the ceiling of the cave to collapse and Obito pushed me out from under one, but was crushed by it, well half of him was. He was able to use the Sharingan to predict where it was going to fall."
"He finally activated his Sharingan?"
"Yes, and had Rin transplant it, into me." He raised his headband to reveal the red eye with three swirling tomoes. "I killed the ones that did it with Chidori." He saw the anger on his sensei's face. "I know what you said, but the Sharingan cancels out the tunnel vision. Rin has something she's been hiding as well."
Yondaime looked at the young woman. "Sensei, what I say can't leave this place."
"Alright, what is it."
"I'm pregnant with Obito's child. He didn't want his family to know and mine couldn't care less about my actions."
"I won't tell them, but I need to take you off of active duty."
"I understand, thank you for keeping this secret."
Eight and a half months after Obito's death, Rin sat in a bed at the hospital of Konoha with Yondaime and Kakashi in the room and her son in her arms. "The war finally ends only for a demon fox to attack. My time as Hokage going to be remember as the worst in history."
"Sensei, you are a hero of the war and no one could have predicted that Kyuubi would suddenly attack. You're not to blame, and if anyone can stop Kyuubi's rampage, it's you."
"Thank you Rin. So have you decided on a name for him?"
"I was hoping that you would allow him to use Uzumaki as his family name."
Yondaime smiled. "Of course he can, but what about his given name?"
"I couldn't think of a proper name, could you two help me pick one?"
"How about Heisei?" The other two sent looks at him that seemed say 'What the hell are you thinking?'
"Kakashi, why would you suggest that the child's name be calm whirlpool?"
Kakashi started to laugh nervously. Yondaime smiled. "How about Naruto?"
"Sensei, I'm not going to name him after something in ramen, in fact I going to try to keep him away from it as much as possible." (A/N Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
"But Ramen's the best food there is! Besides, that's not the only meaning for Naruto."
"What else does it mean?"
"Maelstrom. It's fitting since he was born the day Kyuubi attacked."
"I'll think about it."
A ninja runs into the room. "Yondaime, Kyuubi has decimated the front line, it's nearing the village!"
"Damn it! What the hell happened to cause this? Kakashi, gather as many ninja as you can and finish evacuating the civilians!" Kakashi ran from the room. "Sorry Rin, I see you later." All she saw was a yellow blur leave the room and then she heard the roar of the beast.
Yondaime stands on top of a giant toad's head, staring at the Kyuubi. "KYUUBI, WHAT HAS CAUSED YOU TO ATTACK?!"
"YOU ATTACKED ME!"
"WE HAVE DONE NO SUCH THING!"
"THE MAN THAT SMELLED OF SNAKES WORE YOUR SYMBOL, BRING HIM TO ME AND I WILL NOT DESTROY YOUR PATHATIC VILLAGE!"
'A man that smells of snakes? No, he can't mean Orochimaru.' "KYUUBI, I KNOW THE MAN YOU SPEAK OF, BUT I CAN'T BRING HIM TO YOU!"
"THEN YOUR VILLAGE WILL BURN!"
Kyuubi ran towards the toad. "Gamabunta, you think you can hold him long enough for me to reason with him?"
"I CAN TRY." Gamabunta pulled his 'Short' sword to block Kyuubi's tails.
"YOU CAN'T BEAT ME HUMAN!"
"I DON'T WISH TO FIGHT YOU! THAT MAN IS NO LONG PART OF THIS VILLAGE, HE BETARYED US!"
"LIES, YOU ARE TRYING TO TRICK ME TO SAVE YOUR VILLAGE!"
"I AM TRYING TO SAVE MY HOME, BUT THESE ARE NOT LIES. THE MAN YOU SEEK IS NAMED OROCHIMARU AND HE WOULD DO ANYTHING TO DESTROY US!"
"I WILL HAVE NONE OF YOUR LIES HUMAN." Kyuubi sent all nine tails towards Gamabunta and struck him with three of them. When he hit the ground the earth shook and several buildings collapsed. Gamabunta was having a hard time get back to his feet and Kyuubi slowly moved toward him. "I GIVE YOU ONE LAST CHANCE TO BRING ME THIS 'OROCHIMARU'."
"I ALREADLY TOLD YOU HE'S NOT HERE!"
"I DON'T BELIEVE YOU, I HURT HIM BADLY IN OUR LAST CONFRONTATION. HE MUST BE HERE, OR HE WOULDN'T SURVIVE. I BELIEVE THAT YOU CALL IT A HOSPITAL, THAT WHERE HE IS." Kyuubi turned his back on Gamabunta and walked away, towards the hospital.
'No, Rin's there.' "Gamabunta, we have to stop him. There are a lot of injured people there and most can't be moved."
"WE BOTH KNOW THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE GIRL, SO DON'T LIE TO ME." The toad finally gets back to his feet and in one massive leap, he stands between Kyuubi and the hospital.
Kakashi watches from a far rooftop as the fox and toad do battle. He then realizes where the Kyuubi was heading. 'We can't let it get there. Obito would never forgive me and I would be unworthy of his eye.' He jumped to street level and ran towards the fox making hand signs as he went. The sound of chirping birds was drowned out by the sound of the battle.
He ran up the fox's hind leg and it didn't seem to notice him until he started to drag his arm behind him, cutting the fox along the back. The fox roared in pain and tried to hit him with its tails. Kakashi dodged each attempt and continued towards the head. When he reached it he was about to stab his hand into the fox, but it shook him off and swatted him with a tail. Gamabunta grab Kakashi with his tongue and placed him next to Yondaime.
"Kakashi, you're no match for him."
"I had to do something." He pulled his headband back over the Sharingan.
"I know, but there's not much either of us can do."
"There has to be something."
"There's only one thing I can think of, but I would rather not have to resort to it."
There was a loud roar and an enormous cloud of smoke. Once the smoke cleared a purple snake equal in size to Gamabunta emerged. "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING HERE MANDA?"
"OROCHIMARU SSSSSENT ME TO HELP YOU."
A loud growl came from Kyuubi. "I KNEW YOU SPOKE LIES HUMAN! YOU ARE TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME, KYUUBI ON KITSUNE!"
"Damn you Orochimaru. Kakashi, it seems we no longer have a choice, I need you to go get Rin's son."
Kakashi's visible eye widened. "You're not planning on using that are you?! It will kill you!"
"I don't have a choice, if Konoha is to survive then I must stop Kyuubi. This is the only way now that Manda is here." Reluctantly, Kakashi takes off towards the hospital. "Obito, Rin, please forgive me for what I'm about to do."
The medics were having trouble keeping up with the number of wounded, and Rin couldn't sit by while they needed help. She moved over to a patient that was not seriously wounded, but could no longer fight. "Please, will you watch him? I'm going to go help in whatever way I can." The boy was an Uchiha, she knew that, but was still surprised that he was a chunin at his age, most his age were just graduating from the academy, even with two years being taken off due to the war. He nodded and she handed him her son. She left the room and found the nearest medic. "Sir, where do you need the most help?"
"I can't send you, you gave birth only a few hours ago."
"You need help, and by the look of things, most of your people are running low on chakra."
"Yondaime's going to kill me for doing this. All right, there's a small group of medic ninja stationed not far from here, they have several critical patients, but not enough staff. Unfortunately, it's near the battle field."
"I understand." She leaps out of the window and runs along the damaged rooftops. She saw that the fox was moving toward the hospital and then watched as Gamabunta landed between the two. The quake produced by said landing almost knocked her off her feet. That's when she saw the blue glow moving along the fox's back. 'Kakashi.' The blue light faded as one of the fox's tails whipped forward, she was too far away to see why, but could see that Gamabunta caught something with his tongue.
She didn't have long to think about it as she remembered the reason she left the hospital and started moving again. She reached her destination a few minutes later, the fox had already passed it by. Just as she was about to enter the tent, there was a loud roar that made her wheel around. Her eye's widened at the sight of the massive purple snake. She hurried inside and saw that two of the medics had passed out from chakra depletion.
She immediately started performing healing jutsu on one unlucky man, who had a deep gash on his chest and had been covered in other injuries, none of which were nearly as severe.
Kakashi had just made it to the hospital and found that Rin wasn't in her room. He found her son sitting on an assumed boy that Kakashi recognized. "Itachi, where's the boy's mother?"
"I don't know Kakashi, she went to help the medics. She asked me to watch him."
"I see, thank you for doing so, but I need to take him." Itachi nodded and handed him the boy. When Kakashi reached the window, the sight of blue flames greeted him.
Kyuubi, surprisingly, had not continued his attack, it was almost like he was waiting for them to attempt an attack against him. Yondaime knew better, he was charging up for an attack of devastating proportions. "Gamabunta, we have to stop him from gather anymore energy."
"I'M OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS, NOTHING I'VE TRIED HAS WORKED."
Blue flames appeared at the tip of all nine tails. "I'M TIRED OF WAITING! YOU LIED TO ME, YOU TRIED TO TRICK ME, AND EVEN AS YOUR VILLAGE LIES IN RUINS, YOU REFUSE TO GIVE ME THE ONE I WANT." The flames join together and begin to expand. "KITSUNE-BI!"
The blue flames spread outward in a circle destroying everything it touches. Manda already being outside the range of the attack simply stares at Kyuubi, while Gamabunta has to jump to avoid be burnt. All the combatants were unaware that there were still people in the area.
"Gamabunta, as much as I know you hate Manda, he's still here and it worth a shot to ask him for help." The toad says nothing but makes his way over to the snake. "MANDA, I KNOW ON ONE COMMANDS YOU, ESPECIALLY NOT ME, BUT I NEED YOUR HELP! I BEG YOU TO HELP ME DEFEAT THIS DEMON!"
"YOU ARE AN ARROGANT HUMAN, BUT YOU KNOW WHEN TO SSSSSHALLOW YOUR PRIDE. VERY WELL, WHAT ISSSS IT YOU WANT ME TO DO?"
"THANK YOU MANDA, I REQUEST THAT YOU WRAP AROUND THE BEAST TO HOLD HIM LONG ENOUGH FOR MY STUDENT TO RETURN WITH THE CHILD! AFTER HE RETURNS, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU RELEASE HIM OR YOU MAY BE SEALED AS WELL!"
The snake nods and slithers toward the fox. The toad moves in front of the fox to draw his attention so Manda can do his job. The snake coiled tightly around the fox, even the tails, and used it jaws to restrict him from moving his head. "YOU WILL PAY FOR THIS, NO SNAKE OR TOAD WILL BE SPARED!"
Kakashi had finally made it back to the battlefield and ran up the large toad's back. "Sensei, I have the boy, but Rin wasn't with him. She went to help the medics, I don't know where she is."
Yondaime sighs. "I hope she can forgive me." He takes the newborn from Kakashi and turns back to the fox. "MANDA, YOU CAN RELEASE HIM NOW!" The snake disappeared in a cloud of smoke and the fox stood silent. Yondaime started doing hand signs and the fox charged them. "Kakashi, I need you to move away from here." The jonin nodded and disappeared in a swirl of leaves. He finished the hand signs and a Shinigami appeared behind him. He looked down at the boy in his arms. "Forgive me."
The Shinigami's arm reach through Yondaime's stomach and into the fox. With a great amount of effort, the fox's soul was ripped from his body and placed inside of the newborn boy. Gamabunta used his tongue to place the two humans on the ground as Yondaime's life faded. The toad looked down at the baby, his body was already beginning to adapt to the fox's presence. The only outward characteristics were three whisker-like marks on each cheek, and the seal that appeared over his navel. 'I WISH YOU LUCK KID.' The toad disappeared in the same fashion as the snake had as Kakashi arrived.
The boy was sleeping on Yondaime's chest. He picked up the child in one hand and carried his sensei's body over his other shoulder. It was a strange sight to behold as he made his way to the Hokage Tower where the Sandaime was.
------------------------Iwa- Village Hidden in the Rock
Chidori- One Thousand Birds
Kitsune-bi- Fox FireSandaime- Third