Disclaimer: Not repeating myself. No own Naruto.






Chapter 3.

Sarutobi was, quite frankly, gobsmacked after Kyuubi had finished. She had been fooled into coming to the village, simply wanting answers; what was worse, Konoha had more or less provoked her into fighting back. For the first time in his life, he felt like a complete failure.

"Well, that's in the past now. Can't really do anything about it at this point." She said, "I mainly just wanted to get that off my chest. But I will bust some heads if they give me a good reason to. And for the sake of those that don't hate Naruto, better hope they don't."

He couldn't fault her for that. Considering how pissed she proved to be on Naruto's behalf for the attempts on his life before he could even speak alone.

"Well, I'll just pray it doesn't have to come to that." He looked at Naruto, "As for why you were picked to contain her, " the old man took a deep breath, "The Fourth chose you because he couldn't bring himself to call for anyone else to offer their own son.."

Naruto's face went blank for a moment, "Son..? Wha..what are you..?"

He nodded, "You are Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze, son of Minato Namikaze, The Fouth Hokage. Yout mother was Kushina Uzumaki. Unfortunately..she died from complications giving birth. Please believe me when I say your current life was the last thing either of them wanted you to go through. He wanted you to be seen as a hero. The villagers, however, didn't agree. The older ones refused to believe anything else so I attempted to at least stop the hate from reaching the younger generation by making it punishable by death to talk about it. Fat lot of good that helped. Minato wanted you being his son kept a secret because he had made a lot of enemies in Iwa and Kumo and he didn't want them to learn about you."

"I WAS LOCKED AWAY INSIDE HIM BY HIS OWN FATHER!?" Kyuubi bellowed, her eyes glowing blood-red. To her this was unacceptable

"It..it's ok, Kyuubi." Naruto said, his voice barely a whisper.

"But.." She started to protest, but he shook his head.

"Think about it, would you have had anyone else offer their own kid?"

This made her stop dead, "Well..no.."

"He had no idea this is what would happen." He looked up to see Sarutobi handing him a envelope.

"Minato wrote this this just before he went to face Kyuubi. He asked that you get it when the time was right."

Naruto opened it to find a set of keys and a letter. He sat down to read..

'To my son, Naruto

If you're reading this, then you mostly likely know what happened. I can only hope that my wishes were respected.

First off, I can't blame you if you hate me for what I did. I never wanted to condemn anyone, much less you, to a fate like this. Unfortunately, it was my only choice outside of letting Konoha fall. I just want you know that, even though neither of us will get to see you grow, we both love you very much. Hopefully we won't be seeing you for quite some time. Do me proud, son.'

A faint smile escaped Naruto's lips, "Arigatou, Tou-san.."

'On a lighter note, he keys included in this letter are for the house. The old man'll be able to show you where it is.'

"A HOUSE!?" Naruto and Kyuubi yelled in unison.

"Yeah..I was planning to tell you, but the Council was ahead of me and labeled it a monument.

Kyuubi snorted, "Jackasses."

"Well, considering you're the owner now. There's not much they can do."

'Before I go, I should warn you, it'll probably be just a matter of time now before the Council finds out and tries to put the C.R.A on you like they tried to do with me. Considering you're the last one, chances are they may get their way, so keep an eye out.'

' Well, I have to go and have a word with a certain fox. Grow up strong, kiddo.'



' P.S. If you see an old pervert with white hair. Give him a hard kick in the ass for me'.

Naruto smiled as he folded the letter back up. He had a family. He never got a chance to meet them, but he had one nonetheless.

"Um, what exactly is that C.R.A. he mentioned?" Kyuubi asked.

Sarutobi chuckled, "Oh, that was what he called the Clan Restoration Act. The council tried to invoke it on Minato several times but he was adamant in his declines. However, once they learn you're his son, and that you are now the last Namikaze. They'll pile on the pressure for you to accept. The Namikazes were a rather well-liked family, and several council members, unfortunately, are convinced Minato had a bloodline ability."

Naruto's eyes shot up, "Bloodline??"

"Well, they insist it was, even though he wouldn't believe them. Minato was normally rather easy going, but when he was provoked enough, he was capable of letting loose with a surprising display of physical strength from his right arm. We could never figure out if it was natural or chakra-enhanced, but you couldn't help but feel pity for whoever was on the receiving end of his anger. The glowing eyes he would get during it didn't help them. " He chuckled at how Naruto was listening intently. "After what you did earlier, it would seem like a good case of 'like father, like son'."

Naruto grinned, "I could get used to something like that."

"Well, now that thats all cleared up, I guess I had better show you to your new home." Sarutobi got up from his desk. In a way, he was looking forward to dropping this bomb on the council.


"You have everything, Naruto?" The Hokage asked as he picked up a box in the blonde's apartment. It hadn't taken him long to pack up when he felt was worth bringing along.

"Let's see. Last of my ramen, my sleeping bag, ninja supplies; what's left of them anyway. Yeah, let's go." He said, hoisting up a box as well. He gave the apartment one last look before leaving with the old man.

Needless to say, it was surprising for many to see the two heading down the street carrying boxes. It was then that Naruto realized something, "Hey, Gramps, what IS the Clan Restoration Act anyway?"

Sarutobi mentally bonked himself on the head for forgetting that, "Well..Naruto, it's normally invoked on the last male member of a clan. It requires you to have a harem, more or less."

"Ok..and a harem would be..??"

In his mind, Kyuubi's ears perked up. She didn't like where this was going, although she didn't know why.

"Having more than one wife."

Naruto went silent for a moment, "Y-you're joking, right? Hellooo, you're talking to Naruto Uzumaki here. Girls actually liking me of all people? I'm not exactly Mr. Popular in this town, remember?"

Sarutobi glanced over to see a certain pale-eyed Hyuuga heiress peek out from behind a pole and blush brightly when she saw Naruto.

Back in the seal, Kyuubi sighed at his low opinion of himself.

"Come now, Naruto, I'm certain there's a girl or two that have feelings for you."

The blonde simply shook his head and they traveled the rest of the way in silence until they reached the Hyuuga compound.

"Um, why are we here?" Naruto asked. He got his answer when Sarutobi pointed across the street to a wrought-iron gate between some hedges as high as the Hyuuga walls. Naruto nearly dropped his boxes when he saw a three-story house behind the gate.

"Whoa." Kyuubi whistled.

"Well? Come on. Let's get inside."

It took them a few minutes to pry the old gates opens even after unlocking them. As impressed as he was with the house itself, the grounds made him gawk. The house was surrounded by a tree-studded lawn. Instead of a wall, the place was ringed with the same hedges as the entrance and a koi pond filled one of the corners

"Th-this is mine?!"

"Yes it is, Naruto. All 4 acres worth. Your parents lived here before Minato became Hokage." Sarutobi replied as Kyuubi reappeared, staring herself, "Heh, I'll leave you two to get settled in. I got to be back before they add more work on my desk." He handed the box he had to her and headed back to the tower.

"Kyuu..are you seeing what I'm seeing??" He asked.

She could only nod.

After a few minutes, the two of then exchanges looks and bolted inside.


Naruto came running up from the basement, "There's a frigging training dojo down here!"

"I could get use to a place like this." Kyuubi grinned as she patted the couch, "Your folks knew how to live."

"I'll say. Hell, the kitchen's bigger than my whole apartment."

She let out a contented sigh, "Well, no time like the present to get ready." She motioned for him

to follow her outside.

"Huh? Oh yeah, training. Ok where do we start?" He asked as he followed her over to the pond.

"Well, like I said your chakra control is top priority for now. So I need you make about a hundred shadow clones."

"Shadow clones? You said we were gonna work my chakra control."

"Naruto, those clones can do a lot more than just swarm somebody. Anything they learn will go straight to the original when it vanishes."

His eyes widened slightly, "You're not joking are you?" The moment she shook her head the area was filled with Narutos.

"This'll work. Ok, boys!" She called out, "Here's what I need you all to do.."

Before long, nearly every tree had clones running up them while others were attempting to walk on the surface of the pond, levitate kunais, shuriken, and anything else she could think of for training.

She gave a nod of approval before turning to the original, "Now, as for you. It's time you learned about 'the birds and the bees'."

Poor Naruto's nose was soon raw from consecutive nosebleeds during THAT discussion.


A/N: Ok, I've decided on who'll be the harem: FemKyuubi, Ayame, Hinata, FemHaku, Tenten, Temari, Ino, Kin, FemGarra. Though I'm still unsure as to whether or not add Sakura