The Revival of the Namikaze Hokage
Chapter 1: Namikaze Naruto
Author's Note: Naruto nor the characters of the story belong to me unfortunately and belong rather to Kishimoto Masashi. All I am doing is writing another version of his story according to my creative vision.
12 years ago in the village of Konoha...
It was a dark night in Konoha as most had gone to sleep except for a couple who were in the hospital. That couple was Namikaze Minato, and Uzumaki Kushina, who was delivering a baby in the hospital.
"Push! Push!" One of the doctors told Uzumaki Kushina as they were trying to deliver the baby.
Meanwhile, Namikaze Minato was anxiously pacing through the hallways as he waiting for the results of the pregnancy. There was also Kakashi there, sitting in one of the chairs and watching his sensei pacing.
"Don't worry, Minato-sensei. I'm pretty sure everything will go well." Kakashi said in order to try and reassure his nervous sensei which was a sight to behold as his sensei was never nervous.
"I know Kakashi but I'm still nervous about all this. I mean, this is going to be our child." Minato replied. Suddenly, he felt a hand on his shoulder and turned to see his sensei, "J...Jiraiya-sensei? I thought you left the village already." Minato asked surprised at seeing the sannin.
"I was but then I went by to check on you guys and didn't see you at your house. I then heard from Sarutobi that you were at the hospital and so I came here to see how's everything going." Jiraiya explained with a grin.
"Arigato Jiraiya-sensei. This means alot to me and also Naruto since you will be his god-father." Minato replied with a smile. Then, Kakashi started to laugh which got the attention of the student and teacher, "And what's so funny Kakashi?" Minato asked.
"You actually named him after some ramen sensei?" Kakashi asked while laughing.
"I told you it was a bad name." Jiraiya said to his student.
"What, I like ramen. Besides, I don't need your approval, hentai Kakashi, and ero-sennin." Minato said as he called the two by their nicknames.
"Damn it, why do you keep calling me that? I hope your son doesn't call me that." Jiraiya replied.
"H…hentai?" Kakashi repeated.
"Minato-sama! We are finished with the operation but…" The head doctor said as he came out of the surgery room.
"But what?" Minato asked and as he did, lightning struck outside. When the doctor did not respond, Minato grabbed him, "But what?" Minato said.
"I…it's your wife. S…she didn't make it through. I'm so sorry." The doctor said.
"This is a joke, right? YOU'RE JOKING, RIGHT?" Minato yelled.
"I wish I was but I am not. I'm terribly sorry, Hokage-sama." The doctor said.
"Here is the baby, sir." A female nurse said and brought a blond baby boy with blue eyes, crying.
Minato smiled at the baby and then took it from the nurse and began cradling it.
"Naruto…Namikaze Naruto That's your name…" Minato began to say before tears started to fall from his eyes.
"Minato-sensei." Kakashi said as he saw the sad look on his sensei's face.
Suddenly, an explosion occurred in the village and screams of villagers could be heard.
"What's going on?" Minato asked as the hospital shook.
"Hokage-sama! A demon named Kyuubi is attacking the village! He's too powerful for us to hold back!" A jounin said as he appeared in the hospital.
"K…Kyuubi? That demon?" Minato asked.
"Sensei, what should we do?" Kakashi asked.
Minato looked at his son for a while before he got a serious look on his face and turned to face Jiraiya and Kakashi.
"I'll use that jutsu to seal the monster into my son. Until then, hold him off as long as you can while I get prepared." Minato said, shocking the two men.
"Are you insane? That jutsu is too dangerous and you don't even know if that child can hold the demon!" Jiraiya replied.
"Besides, isn't it a bit too much to ask your son to become the container of the demon?" Kakashi asked.
"And who else can I use? I can't put this burden on any child other than my own! Besides, who's better fit to hold the demon than the child of the Hokage." Minato said as he looked down at Naruto who was giggling despite the danger outside the hospital.
"So you're really determined to go through with this, aren't you? Well then, I will not stop you. Just make sure you don't mess up, gaki." Jiraiya grinned.
"Of course I won't, ero-sennin." Minato replied with a huge grin.
"Kakashi-san! Thank God you're here!" One of the jounins on the battlefield said.
"Hokage-sama said to hold off the beast until he arrives. He will take care of everything." Kakashi said, and the jounin nodded.
"Yosh, everything is set!" Minato said as he then picked up his son who now had a seal in his navel, "You're gonna be a hero, Naruto. Yes you will, yes you will." Minato said as he jiggled his son a bit, making the said baby laugh.
'And I hope they are able to see you as the container, not the demon.' Minato thought as he looked at his son with sad eyes and then headed off.
Minato quickly arrived on the battlefield where there were many wounded lying down.
"I have to hurry! Kuchiyose No Jutsu!" Minato said as he then performed the summoning and summoned a huge red frog.
"Hmm, it's been a while, Minato." The frog said.
"Sorry for summoning you Gamabunta but I need your help in sealing that." Minato said, pointing to the Kyuubi.
"Kyuubi, huh? Che, what kind of mess did you guys get yourselves into this time?" Gamabunta asked.
"I don't know but right now, we have to seal it now before he destroys the entire village!" Minato said as he got on top of the frog's head.
"Got it." Gamabunta said.
"What is this? A puny human and Gamabunta, the old relic of a frog." Kyuubi scoffed.
"You shouldn't underestimate us humans, Kyuubi. We can be quite resilient." Minato said as he then started to go through some seals.
"Whatever you do won't work, puny human!" Kyuubi roared as it lunged toward Gamabunta and Minato.
"You better hurry Minato! Even I am no match for that demon!" Gamabunta said as he saw the demon head for them.
"I'm done! Now eat this: SHIKI FUIN!" Minato yelled and then suddenly, a death god appeared behind him and the seal on Naruto activated.
"The shinigami? Bakana (Impossible!), are you actually going to seal me, the Kyuubi, in that child?" Kyuubi roared as he felt his soul being pulled out.
"Of course I am. The only thing I have to pay for is my life." Minato said with a smirk.
"You've got guts human, but if you think that this seal will hold me for long then you're mistaken! As soon as I find a way out, I'll tear this entire village down, including that man." Kyuubi said before he was finally sealed into Naruto.
"It's done…Guah!" Minato began to say before feeling an immense pain in his heart and falling on the floor. He then looked at his son and smiled, "I'm sorry Naruto…but I guess I won't be watching you grow into the next…Hokage. Take care, my son." Minato said as he touched his son's face and then went cold.
The little baby Naruto giggled and crawled up to play with his father's face but then as if he could understand what had happened, began to cry when his father did not respond and the rain began to fall down.
My name is Uzumaki Naruto and I'm thirteen years old. 12 years ago, the Yondaime Hokage, defeated the Kyuubi in order to stop the demon fox from destroying Konoha. But strangely enough, ever since the day I was born, people hated me.
They glared at me with eyes that could burn brighter than the sun, and were merciless, ruthless toward me, treating me like the lowest life-form that ever existed, as if I was a demon. When they would attack me, they would say, "Take that you vile demon!" or "My husband is dead because of you! Do us a favor and just drop dead!" basically cursing my existence and wishing for my very death, as if I died, then their pain would vanish once and for all.
But I never understood why they said all this to an 8-year old boy like myself until one day, when Sarutobi-jiji told me everything...
"Where is he? Where is Naruto?" The Sandaime Hokage asked the nurses as he walked around the hospital, looking for the young boy.
"The de...I mean the boy is in room 302, Hokage-sama." One of the nurses answered and caught herself before calling the boy "demon" as that I would incur the wrath of the mighty Hokage and a pissed off Hokage was the last thing one would want to face.
"Thank you miss, and I would advise next time to make sure that not even syllable of that word ever leave your mouth, understood?" The Hokage said sternly, glaring at the young nurse, who could only nervously nod under the glare of the mighty Hokage. The Hokage then headed for the room, and when he arrived, opened the door to reveal a young boy with unruly blond hair, blue eyes, shirtless, on a hospital bed, with his head down.
"Are you alright, Naruto-kun?" the Hokage asked.
"Yes I am, Sarutobi-ojisan." Naruto replied solemnly without even looking up at the Hokage.
'Hmm, it looks like the Kyuubi healed him since according to Kakashi, he was covered with lacerations and bruises all over his body,' The Hokage noticed as he remembered the anbu captain's report of the incident as he was the one who brought Naruto to the hospital.
"Tell me something, ojisan..." Naruto started to say, taking the Hokage out of his thoughts.
"What is it, Naruto-kun?" The Hokage asked but then his eyes slightly widened as he saw tears coming from Naruto.
"Why? Why do they treat me like this? Why do they hate me? Is it because of those pranks I pull? Whatever it is, I'll stop!" Naruto said, nearly yelling as he looked at the Hokage with his tear-covered face.
"It's not about you did exactly..." The Hokage said, sighing as he got himself in a tough situation. Could he really tell the kid the truth, the truth that he was actually the container for the Kyuubi Kitsune that attacked the village eight years old.
"THEN WHAT IS IT? PLEASE, YOU HAVE TO TELL ME! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! Every night, I fear I may get attacked by them and even when I walked down the streets, I'm scared I might get killed. PLEASE, YOU HAVE TO TELL ME!" Naruto practically begged to the Hokage, pulling on the robes of the Hokage and crying on them. The Hokage was shocked by what the boy said and then sighed. He pats the boy on the head and then closes the door.
"I wished I did not have to tell you this now but it looks like I have no choice. Naruto-kun, the reason why the villagers hate you is because you hold the Kyuubi Kitsune." The Hokage revealed to the young boy.
"But that can't be, it was said that the Yondaime defeated the demon fox." Naruto replied in disbelief.
"That was a lie, a lie concocted by the council and myself in order to make sure that your generation or future generations would not know about the truth and hate you as well for being the container of the Kyuubi." The Hokage replied.
"So, am I truly the demon? Is that why they hate me?" Naruto asked, trembling at the truth he learned.
"No you are not, you are merely the container, the one that holds the demon fox at bay." The Hokage replied.
"But why me? Why did the Yondaime have to choose me?" Naruto asked, not trembling anymore but still a bit shocked by all this.
"Because Naruto-kun, the Yondaime could not impose this on any children of other families. The only one he was willing to use is his own child." The Hokage answered sagely.
"W..what? I'm the Yondaime's son?" Naruto asked, gaping and shocked at this latest revelation.
"Yes you are. Your real name is Namikaze Uzumaki Naruto. Your father was Namikaze Minato and your mother was Uzumaki Kushina. Your mother had died when she had you and Minato decided to use his own son for the kinjutsu since he could not put this burden on anyone else's family. He wanted you to grow as a hero, but obviously his plans were dashed away by the idiocy of the villagers." Sarutobi explained, saying the last part with a hint of venom in his voice as he could not believe the people of his own villagers would have this much hatred for a little boy.
"The Hokage that I admired the most was my father...ojisan, can you tell me more about my father and mother?" Naruto asked.
"Of course." The Hokage smiles.
Sarutobi-ojisan told me alot about my parents and how great people they were. That is when I decided to to create a dream for myself and one that I will do whatever it takes to achieve it but first, I needed to get stronger. The Academy that I was attending taught us basic jutsus like bushin and kawarini no jutsu but in order for me to achieve my goals, I needed to more than that.
"Come in." Sarutobi asked as he was filing paperwork. He looked up as the person entered the room and it was none other than Naruto, who had on a black shirt with the whirlpool logo on the front, gray shorts, and blue shoes.
"Did you get yourselves some new clothes, Naruto-kun?" Sarutobi asked as he saw what the young Namikaze was wearing.
"Yep, used a henge to trick the owners into letting me buy some new clothes. It's ironic that they live in a ninja village and yet can't even recognize a henge. That's not good for our village if half of them are morons, ojisan." Naruto said nonchalantly.
'That boy is becoming a smart-ass more and more by the day, ever since I told him the stories of his father who ironically was also a smart-ass as well.' Sarutobi thought, smiling at the boy's antics.
"Anyway, I need your help, ojisan." Naruto asked as he walked up to the hokage.
"And what would that be, Naruto-kun?" Sarutobi asked.
"I want you to teach me advanced ninjutsu, not that crap that we are learning from the academy." Naruto said bluntly.
"I see, but I'm sorry Naruto-kun but I can't teach you." Sarutobi replied with a grin.
"Huh? And why is that? Don't tell me it's some stupid rule or something." Naruto asked.
"No it's not but it's just that it would be unfair if you learned from the Hokage himself while others of your age did not. As Hokage, I have to be fair to everyone and not just one person no matter how close I am to them, and besides, I already taught you Kage Bushin. But if you really do want to learn advanced ninjutsu, then I have someone in mind." Sarutobi said.
Kakashi was standing in front of a stone in the cemetery of Konoha like he does everyday. Of course, one would if they have lost as have many comrades as Kakashi had over the years.
"Would you be Hatake Kakashi?" Naruto asked as he entered the cemetery.
"Yes, and you must be Namikaze Uzumaki Naruto, right?" Kakashi asked as he looked at the boy with both his eyes.
"How do you know about that?" Naruto asked, surprised that someone knew his real full name.
"I was your father's student when he was a jounin." Kakashi replied.
"I see. This stone here, it's a stone of those killed in action, right? Would my father be there?" Naruto asked as he looked at the stone.
"Actually, he would be buried over there next to your mother." Kakashi said and he walked up to where Minato and Kushina were buried.
"Tou-san, kaa-san." Naruto whispered.
"So kid, what did you want to talk to me about? I doubt you came all this way just for that?" Kakashi asked.
"Oh yeah, I almost forget. Sarutobi-ojisan told me that you could train me in ninjutsu." Naruto said as he remembered why he came up to the silver-haired ninja.
'He calls the hokage ojisan?' Kakashi thought as he heard the nickname Naruto had for the hokage, "So you want to learn advanced ninjutsu? But you're only in the academy." Kakashi replied.
"Yeah but I have amazing chakra reserves and stamina, and also, I know this. Kage Bushin No Jutsu!" Naruto said and then created five clones.
"Wow, that's amazing for someone who is still in the academy, but why do you want to learn advanced ninjutsu so badly?" Kakashi asked the Namikaze.
"Because I want to surpass my father and become the greatest Hokage that ever lived." Naruto boasted.
"That's a huge goal kid considering your dad was known as the strongest Hokage ever. But if you want to outdo him so badly, then perhaps I can be of some help. Here, hold this." Kakashi said and then took out a white piece of paper and handed it to Naruto who grabbed with his left hand.
"What the heck is that for?" Naruto asked.
"I want you to channel your chakra into it. The reason for this is that it will help you determine what type of elemental ninjutsu you can perform." Kakashi answered.
"Elemental ninjutsu, you mean ninjutsu that are based on the elements of fire, wind, earth, water, and lightning, right?" Naruto asked.
"Precisely." Kakashi replied.
"Okay, here I go." Naruto said and then channeled his chakra into the paper and then the paper split in two.
"Hmm, you have an elemental affinity toward wind. Well, I don't know any wind ninjutsus myself personally and the leaf village is not known for wind ninjutsu, but I can help you with basic wind jutsu training." Kakashi said and then grabbed a leaf and gave it to Naruto.
"A leaf? You call that basic ninjutsu training?" Naruto asked.
"Shut up and listen. The reason why I am giving you this leaf is for you to cut it with your wind chakra. By doing that, you'll be able to…" Kakashi began to say only to be interrupted by Naruto.
"Done." Naruto said as he showed the two pieces of the leaf to Kakashi whose eyes bulged out.
"You finished already? What kind of academy student are you?" Kakashi asked.
"What? Was this supposed to be hard?" Naruto asked, confused at the jounin's reaction.
"For an academy student, yes it was supposed to be hard." Kakashi replied.
"Then it seems the standards have plummeted then. Anyway, thanks for the elemental affinity thingy since now I can come up with better jutsus." Naruto said as he started to walk away.
'That boy…he's just like you, Minato-sensei.' Kakashi thought.
Naruto was on his way back to his apartment when he suddenly heard a girl's screams. He rushed down and saw that a girl with pink hair was getting picked on by some girls who held her book in their hands and forced her to get it from them.
"Look at that girl! So weak, and such a huge forehead!" One of the girls said.
"Please give me back my book!" The pink-haired girl cried out.
"Or else what? You're going to try to attack us with your big forehead?" Another of the girls asked.
"Hmm, Medical Ninjutsu 101. Sounds like an interesting book." Naruto said as he was holding the book in his hands.
"H…how did you get that book?" The leader of the girls asked.
"I grabbed it from your hand while you weren't looking, duh. I mean, did you expect me to ask or something." Naruto said nonchalantly.
"You've got some nerves, kid." The leader growled.
"So you can make coherent sentences after all. I thought you were just some big mentally challenged brute." Naruto said, causing the leader to flush in anger.
'W…who is this boy?' Sakura thought.
"Now leave or else. Kage Bushin No Jutsu." Naruto said and a horde of clones popped in, scaring the girls and making them leave. He smirked and then walked up to the girl and handed her the book.
"Thank you very much." Sakura said with a smile.
"Now that I look at it, your forehead is huge." Naruto said, causing the girl to flinch and her eyes to water until she felt a sensation on her forehead and saw that Naruto had kissed it, "But it also looks very kissable." Naruto said with a wide grin, causing the girl to blush.
"By the way, did you get book from the library?" Naruto asked.
"Y…yes I did. A...actually, I was on my way there, d…do you want to go with…me?" Sakura asked, her face now red as she still didn't recover from her daze.
"Sure." Naruto said with a foxy grin, causing Sakura to turn into color that was humanely impossible.
"Man, this trip was worth it. Now I have enough books to get started on my training! Arigato hmm…what's your name?" Naruto asked the girl as they returned from the library.
"Haruno Sakura." Sakura replied.
"Arigato, Sakura-chan." Naruto grinned.
"No problem and thank you for saving me from those bullies..." Sakura said but then trailed off as she did not know his name either.
"Oh yeah I forgot, I never introduced myself. The name's Namikaze Naruto." Naruto said sheepishly.
"Well, this is where I live. I guess I'll see you some other time." Sakura said as she arrived on the doorsteps of her home.
"Then I'll see you tomorrow at the academy then." Naruto said.
"Wait, you go to the academy?" Sakura asked.
"Of course I do. I just don't show up unless what we're learning is interesting which is only about 5 percent of the time." Naruto answered.
"Oh, well then I'll see you whenever you come by." Sakura said, and then opened the door to her house and closed it.
'For her, I might just show up in class tomorrow.' Naruto thought before heading off.
"Okay class, calm down. It's time for row call so please say something when I say your name…" Iruka said and then started to go down the list, "Namikaze Naruto…" Iruka said.
"Here." Naruto said and everyone turned to see the young Namikaze lounging on his seat.
"You actually came to class? Oh thank you kami, what a miracle." Iruka said as he got down on his knees and fake tears came out of his eyes causing everyone in the classroom to sweatdrop.
"Don't get your panties in a bunch. I only came here as a favor for someone." Naruto said.
'D…did he come to the academy for me?' Sakura asked as she looked up from her book.
"Naruto…you've finally come back." A voice said and everyone turned to see Sasuke who was grinning like crazy at Naruto and cracking his knuckles.
"Oh, hey Sasuke." Naruto said, greeting the young Uchiha.
"Don't hey me! You know what time it is, right?" Sasuke asked.
"Oh yeah, it's that time." Naruto said as he understood what the Uchiha meant.
"What do they mean by that time?" A brown-haired boy asked Shikamaru.
"It's basically an eternal combat between Sasuke and Naruto. The premise is simple: If Sasuke can punch Naruto just once, then he wins and makes Naruto do his homework. If Sasuke can't punch Naruto in one try, then he has to buy Naruto ramen." Shikamaru explained.
"That doesn't seem so bad." The brown-haired boy said.
"NOT BAD? Are you out of your mind, you fool!" Chouji yelled.
"What's so bad about the consequences for either one?" The brown-haired boy asked, confused.
"It's not bad if Sasuke wins but if he loses, it's bad for him. You see, Naruto has an insatiable appetite for Ramen which is 100 hundred times worse than my hunger for anything." Chouji said, making the boy gulp since Chouji's appetite was legendary among the academy.
"And on top of that, it has been reported that Naruto eats on average ten bowls of ramen each day. Now multiply that by the amount of money they each cost and this is how much Sasuke has to spend every time he loses and so far, he's lost ten times in a row." Shikamaru added on.
"Oh my god…that's insane. But if it costs that much then why doesn't he just quit?" The brown-haired boy then asked.
"Because of Sasuke's pride and nature. Sasuke cannot admit defeat now matter what and on top of that, Sasuke loves to fight anyone and thus cannot bring himself to refuse such an opportunity." Shikamaru said.
"So in reality, Naruto is using Sasuke's hunger for fighting to his own advantage. How cruel." The brown-haired boy said.
"Kiba, do you have the commentary ready?" Chouji asked.
"Yes I do, and as of right now, Sasuke is tensing up, ready to strike while Naruto is seating comfortably in his chair, awaiting Sasuke's attack. Ha, Sasuke throws his bookbag at Naruto who catches but wait a minute! That was only a distraction to allow Sasuke to get in close for the kill! Will he actually pull it off!?" Kiba asked as everyone was on edge.
"Moratta (Got you)!" Sasuke yelled as he threw a right hook and smirked as he connected only for Naruto to turn into…
"I…Iruka-sensei!?" Sasuke gasped.
"W…what…happened?" Iruka asked, dazed and nearly knocked out from the blow.
"Ouch. It seems Naruto pulled a kawarini at the last minute, switching places with Iruka-sensei. Another tough loss for Sasuke. Will he ever recover from another crushing defeat?" Kiba commentated.
"URUSAI!" Sasuke yelled at Kiba.
"Nice work there, Sasuke." Naruto asked as he was on Iruka's desk.
"I hate you." Sasuke growled.
"That's not what you said last night in bed, Sasuke-chan." Naruto smirked, making the yaoi fangirls blush and squeal.
"I'LL RIP YOUR BALLS OFF!" Sasuke roared only to be held back by Kiba, Chouji, and Shikamaru.
Later, Naruto and Sasuke are eating ramen at Ichiraku Ramen.
"Aw come on Sasuke. You're the one who agreed to this and besides, you can consider this as a part of your shinobi training." Naruto said to the extremely-pissed Uchiha who literally had an aura of rage around him, scaring bystanders.
"By the way, you should cool down because you're scaring Ayame-chan and Teuchi-san." Naruto said.
"A…akuma (devil)." Ayame and her father whispered, extremely scared of the Uchiha.
"You're right about that and besides, it's much more fun than what we learn in class but be warned; I will get that hit if it's the last thing I do before graduating." Sasuke said smirking as he cooled down.
"Whatever you say." Naruto replied.
"See you whenever you come back to class, Naruto." Sasuke said as he headed off.
Naruto finished his meal and turned around to leave only to bump into Sakura, and falling down…on top of her, causing the girl to blush furiously.
"Well, this is an interesting position we're in huh, Sakura-chan?" Naruto grinned, and then helped her up get off the ground.
"Gomen nasai, I should have watched where I was going." Sakura said as she got her books.
"Did you want to see me for something?" Naruto asked.
"Well, I was wondering if you wanted to come to the library with me? I was going to review what we've learned in class today and also get more books." Sakura asked blushing.
"I didn't really pay attention to what Iruka-sensei said since I already knew about it but I wouldn't mind going with you, Sakura-chan." Naruto said with a grin, and then the two headed off.
4 years later; Present time
"Alright class, today is the Genin Exam and this year's exam will be on bushin no jutsu. When I call your name, please come to the room next door so that Iruka can begin your test." Mizuki, one of the teachers of the class, instructed
"Man, this is going to be such a troublesome test. Hey Naruto, what do you think?" Shikamaru asked the young blond who now was wearing a white jacket with a red spiral on the back and red flames, dark orange shirt, black shorts, black shoes, and silver fingerless gloves with white spirals on them.
"I think the best thing for you to do is worry about yourself, Shikamaru. I mean for god's sake, the ground itself can move more than you can in a month." Naruto said.
"Damn that guy and his smart-mouth. I'm so depressed." Shikamaru said as he sat down in the corner.
"It's okay, Shikamaru. It's all okay." Chouji said, comforting his friend.
"Naruto…" Sasuke whispered as he was dressed in a blue shirt with the Uchiha fan on the back, white shorts, bandages on his feet and blue shoes. He also had blood on his knuckles.
"You almost missed the test, Sasuke, and what's up with the blood on your knuckles?" Iruka asked.
"Oh, that? It's from a group of ten bullies I beat up on the way here. They bumped into me and pissed me off." Sasuke explained.
'You beat the crap out of people for bumping into you?' Iruka thought with a sweat drop behind his head.
"Could today finally be the day Sasuke lands a punch on Naruto?" Kiba said as his dog barked.
"Here I come, Naruto!" Sasuke said and then poofed up, revealing him to be a Kage Bushin.
'Shit! I forgot he learned KB from me during our training sessions!' Naruto thought.
"I win this time!" Sasuke said as he was right behind Naruto and struck him with a roundhouse kick, only for Naruto to poof away.
"So Naruto was a clone too!?" Everyone exclaimed.
"Good thing I thought of creating a clone as back-up just in case. Well, it looks like you've missed your last chance, Sasuke." Naruto said as he entered the classroom and then sat down next to Sakura.
"You really shouldn't do that to Sasuke, Naruto-kun." Sakura said.
"But it's so much fun, Sakura-chan." Naruto replied with a grin.
"I'm such a loser…" Sasuke said, heavily depressed as he banged his head on his desk multiple times.
'You tried your best, Sasuke-kun.' Hinata thought as she looked at the Uchiha heir.
"Next, Namikaze Naruto." Mizuki called out and Naruto stood up and headed for the room where Iruka was waiting for him.
"Okay Naruto, the Hokage asked me to give you a different test." Iruka said.
"Oh really?" Naruto asked as he raised his eyebrow.
"So instead of the usual test, will be tested for each jutsu style. You pass all three and you receive your headband, okay." Iruka explained.
"No prob." Naruto nodded.
"First up is genjutsu. All you have to do is show me a genjutsu technique." Iruka says.
Naruto went through a number of seals and then in an instant, Iruka finds himself falling from the sky.
"Woahhhhhhhhhhhh! KAI! KAI!" Iruka yelled out and then cancels the genjutsu.
"That was amazing, Naruto. Alright, next up is ninjutsu, which should be easier since it is your strongest style." Iruka says after he recovered from the genjutsu.
Naruto does a seal and then vanishes in the wind and was instantly behind Iruka.
"So, how do you like my Kaze Shunshin No Jutsu (Wind Body Flicker Technique), Iruka-sensei?" Naruto asked with a slight grin.
'Not only did he master the Shunshin No Jutsu but he also create an elemental version of it? I knew Naruto was extremely talented in Ninjutsu but not this talented.' Iruka thought. He then sighed and turned around to meet Naruto, "Very good Naruto. Now, the last one is Taijutsu and all you have to do is fight me so I can see how well your Taijutsu is." Iruka explained.
Naruto nodded and while Iruka got into a traditional fighting stance, Naruto just put his hands in his pocket, confusing Iruka.
"Are you sure you want to stand like that, Naruto?" Iruka asked, grinning.
"I'm sure, sensei." Naruto replied with a somewhat cold, causing Iruka to flinch.
Iruka then charges toward Naruto and starts to throw a left punch but then was about to switch to a right punch when suddenly, Naruto grabbed his right arm to flip him into the air and into the ground.
"W...what happened? Naruto, how did you do that?" Iruka asked, confused at what his student did.
"It's simple, Iruka-sensei. I saw your right arm slightly move, indicating that you were going to attack with it instead and your first attack was a feint. Despite the speed and strength difference between the two of us, my ability to deduce your attack enabled me to react faster than you and thus counter you." Naruto explained, as if it wasn't such a big deal.
'I forgot that not only is Naruto a smart-ass, he's also very intelligent.' Iruka thought.
"Well, I don't think I need to continue this test then. As of now, you are now a genin, Naruto." Iruka says as he gets back up. He then gets one of the headbands from the table in the room, and then gives it to Naruto, who wraps it around his left arm.
"After the exam, you want to go to Ichiraku and get some Ramen, Naruto?" Iruka asked.
"Absolutely." Naruto answered with foxy grin.
Later, Iruka and Naruto are at Ichiraku Ramen Shop, waiting for their ramen.
"I'm so happy you became a Genin, Naruto-kun." the ramen shop's daughter known as Ayame said with a smile.
"Thank you, Ayame-chan. It means alot to me coming from you." Naruto replied with a beautiful smile, causing Ayame to blush.
'He may not look like it but Naruto is a true charmer. If it wasn't for his sarcastic wit and bluntness toward people, he would had have a bigger fan-club than Uchiha Sasuke.' Iruka thought as he sweatdropped from his former student's charms.
"Here you go, two miso ramen, on the house thanks to Naruto's graduation." Teuchi, the owner of the ramen shop, sayid as he hands the ramen to the two men.
"You didn't have to do that, sir. Besides, you are running a business and you need all the money you can get." Naruto protested, not wanting to get the ramen for free.
"Don't worry about it, consider this as a favor for one of my best customers." Teuchi replied.
"Thank you very much, ojisan." Naruto said humbly and then proceed to eat the ramen.
"Iruka! Iruka!" A person yelled. When Iruka turned around, he saw a brown-haired chuunin heading toward him.
"What is it?" Iruka asked suprised.
"It's Mizuki. He stole the forbidden scrolls from the Hokage Tower." The chunnin answered frantically, shocking both Naruto and Iruka.
"Alright, I'll be right there." Iruka said and the chunnin nodded before heading off.
"Iruka-sensei, let me come with you." Naruto asked.
"I appreciate the help Naruto but this is a matter beyond your hands. I will not allow a genin to be mixed in these things." Iruka said, rejecting the offer.
"You must let me come with you. Mizuki, by stealing from the Hokage, has betrayed the code of this village and thus needs to be punished. If I am to become Hokage, then I need to prove myself and finding Mizuki is the best way to do so as a ninja of this village." Naruto said with a tone of one that will not take no for an answer.
"Naruto..." Iruka says, shocked at the vigor his usually calm student displayed and then sighed, "Alright Naruto, you can come with me." Iruka finally said, defeated.
The two then head off in search of Mizuki, who meanwhile was running in the forest.
"Yes, finally the scroll is mine. With this, I'll be able to gain immense power and crush all those who stand in my way! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!" Mizuki laughed as he continued to run through the forest before he is then kicked in the face by Iruka, who intercepted him along with Naruto.
"Hey Mizuki, here's a tip. Laughing to yourself out loud will make it easier to find you and on top of that, it makes you look retarded." Naruto said with a smirk.
"You're not going anywhere, Mizuki." Iruka said.
"Iruka!" Mizuki says but then sees Naruto nearby, and growled, "Naruto."
It was no secret that Mizuki loathed Naruto for carrying the demon fox and tried to fail him multiple times but no matter how many times he tried, he just could not rattle the young man and that irritated Mizuki even more.
"Great job figuring out this shortcut, Naruto." Iruka grinned and gave his thumbs-up to his student.
"It was nothing, sensei. Just the most logical choice." Naruto said deadpanned, "And you, what kind of dumbass actually steals from the Hokage himself? Geez, no wonder I never learned anything from you, Mizuki-sensei." Naruto said, saying the sensei part sarcastically.
"Urusai, gaki!" Mizuki yelled.
"Now Mizuki, drop the scrolls now and come with us." Iruka asked the blue-haired chuunin.
"Never and besides, I can't drop them since I'm not here." 'Mizuki' grinned and then poofed away.
"A bushin?" Naruto and Iruka both exclaimed, shocked.
"He must have created one when you hit him so he can fool us and hide away." Naruto said.
"But where did he go?" Iruka asked as the two looked around.
'This is bad. This forest allows him perfect hiding place and if I remember, there was a huge shuriken on that bushin's back which means he does have one as well and can use this forest as a way to throw it without being detected.' Naruto analyzed. He then suddenly felt something coming his way and turned around to see a large shuriken heading his way, and thus ducked to avoid it.
"That was close." Naruto whispered.
"Naruto, get out of the way! Another one is heading your way!" Iruka yelled, and Naruto turned his head and saw another coming his way.
'Another one? But he only has one! Unless...he must have created a replication of it and threw the first one and then threw the second one as soon as I dodged the first one, thus putting me a horrible position to defend myself.' Naruto thought.
'I won't be able to dodge it! Is this truly the end for me, am I going to die without reaching my goals?!' Naruto said mentally, closed his eyes, and braced himself for the shuriken...but the blow never came and when he opened his eyes, he saw Iruka hunched over him with the shuriken on his back.
"No...Iruka-sensei." Naruto says in disbelief and shock at what just happened.
"You must think what I just did was stupid wasn't it? That it wasn't the most logical choice, huh? But you have to understand something Naruto. The reason I did this was because I believe in you." Iruka began to explain.
"Believe in me?" Naruto repeated
"Yes, I believe in you Naruto. I believe that you will become Hokage because I see one in you and us, as the older generation, have to protect the dreams of the next generation no matter what the cost. And also, you've become the little brother I never had and what kind of older brother would I be if I let my otouto die without even reaching his dreams." Iruka says with a smile and coughed some blood.
"How touching Iruka. Too bad you did it for the demon boy." Mizuki grinned as he came out from his hiding place.
"Pathetic really, that he decided to sacrifice his life for someone as worthless as you but then again, this is what happens when you are a sentimental fool." Mizuki grinned darkly.
"How dare you hurt Iruka-sensei!" Naruto growled as he put Iruka's body on the ground and then pulled out the shuriken from the teacher's back and threw it aside, "There are two types of people I hate, Mizuki. People that treat others unfairly and traitors and you Mizuki are the latter." Naruto says, glaring at the teacher with a cold glare.
"Oh, and?" Mizuki asked with a cocky tone.
"My dream, no ambition, is to become Hokage and also revive the Namikaze clan as its leader and to do that, I have to prove myself as a ninja and I will do so by crushing you, Mizuki, until you no longer retain a human form!" Naruto shouted in pure anger
"Quit talking big, demon! There's no way you can beat me!" Mizuki laughed.
"That's what you think Mizuki, but you're wrong! I will defeat you." Naruto replied.
"Then bring it on!" Mizuki hollered.
"Kage Bushin No Jutsu." Naruto whispered and then does a handseal and over a hundred clones appear.
"What? What's going on?" Mizuki asked, frightened at the number of clones.
"Here's your punishment, Mizuki!" Naruto says and then he sends his clones all on Mizuki, who ends up being beaten to a pulp.
"Iruka-sensei, Iruka-sensei." Iruka heard as he woke up and saw Naruto next to him.
"Naruto? You're alright." Iruka asked his student.
"I'm alright, sensei, though I wouldn't say the same for you, you're still wounded from that shuriken." Naruto replied.
"It's okay, but what about Mizuki?" Iruka asked as he wondered about the traitor.
"He's been...incapacitated for right now." Naruto answered and Iruka looked up to Naruto's direction and saw the pile of flesh that was Mizuki and winced and made a mental note to never anger the young blond.
'Naruto, it looks like you will have a bright future ahead of you." Iruka thought as he looked at Naruto.
"Alright, sensei. Let's go, we have to bring the scroll back to jiji and get you to the hospital." Naruto says as he puts Iruka on his shoulders.
"No matter what, I'm very proud of you Naruto." Iruka says.
"A...Arigato, Iruka-sensei." Naruto says, a little embarrassed, and then adds mentally, 'And thank you for believing in me.'
Please read and review and leave constructive criticism. Now for the changes I made,
I will not change the bulk of the story. The events will stay the same and so will the OC's, just that I decided to tweak some things or take out unnecessary additions. Also, I decided to make Naruto more of a smart-ass, intelligent guy since I did start to write him that way during the Tsunade arc and I enjoyed it very much and thus that will be his personality from now on.
So don't worry fans, the story remains the same, just a bit tweaked to make it better since I'm sorry but when it comes to creative writing, I'm a bit of perfectionist and the story, despite its depth, felt somewhat rushed as if I was pumping out chapters after chapters when I should take more time to write them down. So the updates will come a bit slower (not like every month but two or three days slower) in order for me to give you the best reading possible.
And also, Kakashi does not have the Sharingan. Before you guys go crazy and flame me, the reason why I decided on that idea is because to me, Kakashi is a top jounin and I believed that with the Sharingan, it held him back since he got tired so easily. Without the Sharingan, he would not get so tired and also, it would make him train much harder since he can't copy jutsus. So while he will not have the Sharingan, he will be a complete badass.