This is only my second fanfic, but it should be a lot better than my first one, due to the fact that I actually have half of a storyline planned out in my head. I have learned from my mistakes; never start a story and then decide to just make it up as you go along. You end up running out of ideas. Anyway, I'm getting off topic. This will be a NaruTayu fic, mostly because, well, Hinata is too shy in my opinion, Sakura is too bitchy, and the rest of the girls in canon are either self absorbed, or busy stalking Sasuke. Once again, off topic. I shall continue this rant at the end of the chapter, or just put it in my profile.

NaruTayu AU fic, strong Naruto. Sasuke bashing. (I don't like the emo boy)

Summary: Naruto is banished from Konoha after nearly killing Sasuke while bringing him back. When he is banished, a seal, placed on him by the Yondaime as he was dying, activates, slowly giving him all of the knowledge of his families special Jutsus'. This seal also affects his personality, changing him. (For the better.) When the seal breaks, Naruto is left with one thing in mind. Kumorigakure. With a foul-mouthed redhead at his side, and the powers of a demon lord at his back, he ventures towards a truly hidden village that may just fulfill his dream of being respected.

It's a bird!

It's a plane!

No! It's skywriting!

What does it say?

I don't own Naruto!


Loss of a Demon, Loss of a Hero

Chapter One

Inazuma Tate

12 Years Ago

The Sandaime Hokage held the small baby out to his white haired former student. "Jiraiya, here he is."

Jiraiya nodded and studied the seals that were still easily visible, even hours rushing after the sealing. Suddenly he stiffened. "Damn Minato. I should have known you would pull something like this."

The Sandaime leaned towards the white haired Sannin. "What is it?"

Jiraiya sighed. "You know that fuuinjutsu is the art of sealing, right Sarutobi?" When Sarutobi nodded the affirmative, the pervert continued. "Well, normal scrolls are about as simple sealing can be. Think about it like this. Each word that exists has a certain meaning, and by writing this word down, you have sealed the knowledge into the paper that it was written on. Minato was a seal master, and he was working on a way to transfer the information sealed inside of an average scroll, into someones mind, effectively maximizing the time you could improve on something. This seal here," Jiraiya pointed to a seal on the infants stomach, "Is the product of that research. When Minato first went out with all of his scrolls on sealing techniques, and especially Hiraishin no jutsu I began to wonder what he was doing."

Realization dawned on the elderly Hokage's features. "You mean to say that this child has all of the collective knowledge of the Namikaze and Uzumaki clans?"

All Jiraiya could do was nod. "And this is just Minato's back up plan. Should a mind altering seal ever be placed on Naruto, the seal will break, but the process must be jump started by something that Minato found familiar. I believe that the focal point of this seal was based on Naruto seeing Kushina after the placement of the seal, canceling out the interfering seal and flooding little Naruto's mind with all of the jutsu, research, sealing techniques, and whatever else Minato saw fit to place inside that seal."

The Hokage looked pensive. "Wouldn't that kill Naruto? That much information should overload his mind, if it were to all be absorbed at once."

Jiraiya nodded. "It would, but Naruto has two things going for him. The Kyuubi, and the fact that the seal will release the information back to him while he sleeps, effectively allowing his mind to cope with the sudden influx of information."

All of a sudden The doors to the Hokage's study were thrown open; an ANBU member skidding to a halt. "Hokage-sama, the council wishes to see you. I believe they wish to decide the boy's fate."

The Hokage nodded. "Dismissed." The ANBU saluted and then promptly vanished in a puff of smoke. Sarutobi sighed as he eased himself into the chair. "Damn vultures. They probably want to kill Naruto."

Jiraiya walked to the door. "If you can't stop them, I will."

The Sandaime Hokage stood, and walked out the door. "They will not harm Naruto. I will make sure of that."

Flash Forward

The Day After Team Assignments

Sakura was skipping happily towards her house, content in her thoughts of being on the same team as Sasuke. She stumbled slightly when she remembered that Naruto as on her team as well, but quickly banished that thought. Sakura quickly opened the door to her home and ran inside, slamming the door to get her mothers attention.

Sakura's mother looked up from her work, "Sakura, sweetie, how did it go?"

Sakura smiled, "It went great, I'm on Sasuke-kuns team! Not even the fact that Naruto-baka is on our team too can bring me down."

Sakura's mother's smile slipped (say that five times fast), "Naruto? As in Uzumaki Naruto?"

Sakura nodded and crossed her arms over her chest, "Yeah, I know it stinks. I mean, he didn't even pass the genin exam in the first place! How can he be a ninja?"

Sakura's mother frowned, "Sakura-chan, there's something you should know about that... Brat. He isn't human."

Sakura blinked, "Mom, he's stupid and obsessed with me, but he's definitely human."

"No, Sakura. what I am about to tell you is an S-class secret, and you cannot tell anyone, or let anyone know you know this, or you will be killed. Uzumaki Naruto is the Kyuubi no Kitsune. The Yondaime was unable to kill the Kyuubi, instead he sealed away its power and turned it into a baby. Uzumaki Naruto is evil."

End of Sasuke Retrieval Arc

Naruto stood in front of the assembled council, wondering why he was brought here. As a matter of fact, he realized, he had been wondering about a lot of things lately, more specifically Sakura's behavior towards the return of Naruto and Sasuke.


Naruto was just able to make out the walls that surrounded Konoha as he trudged slowly along the dirt path, his muscles protesting every step fiercely. The dead weight on his back that was Sasuke did nothing to help the matter. After a few minutes of pained movement, he reached the gates of Konoha. Spotting a familiar head of pink hair, he put on his giant grin and began jogging a little faster.

"Sakura-chan! I did it, I brought back the teme-!" Naruto was thrown backwards, tumbling head over heels trying to regain his bearings. While he lied dazed on his back he looked up in confusion at what had happened. What he saw was almost enough to make him cry. Sakura was sanding there, with her fist covered in blood.

A nameless Konoha nin picked up Sasuke and spoke. "I will take Sasuke-san to the hospital. You should treat Naruto-san's wounds here, they appear to be much more severe." With that, the ninja vanished in a swirl of leaves.

Sakura looked at Naruto with disgust written on her face. "I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU NARUTO!! HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO SASUKE-KUN!! YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BRING HIM BACK, NOT DAMN NEAR KILL HIM!!" Naruto attempted to speak but was cut off by Sakura. "I KNEW YOU WERE JEALOUS OF HIM, BUT HOW COULD YOU BEAT SASUKE LIKE THAT? OH WAIT, I KNOW IT'S BECAUSE YOU REALLY ARE A DEMON!! IF YOU CAN'T GET WHAT YOU WANT, YOU START KILLING!!" As Sakura finished this final proclamation, she reared her fist back to hit Naruto again, when someone grabbed her fist and threw her into the ground. Naruto could barely make out Tsunade before he blacked out.

Flashback End

Naruto took his seat at the epicenter of the circular council chamber.

The council members quickly quieted down, and as though it had been rehearsed before, the man known as Danzo stood up and spoke. "Uzumaki Naruto, you have been brought here today for your illicit assault against a shinobi of Konoha; Uchiha Sasuke. You have been found guilty by all members of the civilian council, and therefore, you have two options. You can be executed, or you can be banished, and have any memories of chakra intensive techniques, and sensitive information sealed off by the memory seal. You may now choose."

As he sat down, the doors were thrown open, and standing there was an enraged Tsunade. "What is the meaning of this? You can not sentence a Konoha shinobi without my approval."

Danzo simply smiled. "Quite right Tsunade, but in this case, the council controls the sentence, due to the fact that there is only one Uchiha left, and thus we must make an example of his attacker. People can not just attack the last of a clan and expect to get away with it now can they?" Tsunade just snarled as Jiraiya popped up from out of nowhere and walked up behind Naruto.

Jiraiya spoke into Naruto's ear "Hey, Gaki. Take banishment, that way I can protect you without the councils' interference, because you will no longer be a Konoha shinobi." Naruto looked upset, but nodded slightly.

Danzo looked up. "Banishment it is. My Ne forces will place the seal on him and be done with it, but for now…" Naruto felt a sharp pain on his arm. When he looked down he saw a needle poking out of his forearm. "He will be taken to the outlying village, before being sent to clean up the destruction of the Konoha forests. I believe the most damage was caused by a Suna nin as she came to the rescue of one Nara Shikamaru." A few seconds later Naruto collapsed, unconscious.

The machines, beeping incessantly, were beginning to get on the nerves of even the most stoic of the Rookie Nine and company.

Shikamaru was the first to break the almost silence. "Where is Naruto? From what I heard he was injured far worse than the Uchiha here." Shikamaru looked down distastefully at the sole remaining Uchiha.

Sakura looked up almost instantly, moving her head from its place on Sasuke's shoulder. "Why should anyone care? He should be killed for harming Sasuke-kun. I mean come on, how could he even come close to Sasuke's level without doing something illegal to get all of that power?"

Ino looked at Sakura in disgust. "How can you say that Sakura? You of all people should know how strong Naruto is."

Sakura sneered. "All I remember is Sasuke-kun and I saving his life, over and over again. Did you guys know that in the wave mission, Sasuke-kun and I saved him from Zabuza and his apprentice? Or how about when Sasuke-kun saved him from Gaara during the Chuunin exams."

Temari looked up from her seat near the door. "Sorry to burst your bubble, pinky, but your precious Sasuke didn't even come close to beating Gaara. Naruto beat Gaara. Even after the actual demon came out. And besides, what made you think that Sasuke bested Gaara in the first place?"

Sakura actually looked surprised. "It's because Naruto is too weak to even scratch Sasuke-kun, let alone a demon."

At that, Shino leaned forwards. "That is impossible Haruno-san. If Naruto was unable to even scratch Sasuke, then how would he be able to almost kill him and still have enough energy to bring him back to Konoha?"

Sakura smiled. "Because he is a demon." Everyone in the room except the Sand siblings and Shino jumped in shock.

Kiba was the first to speak. "What the hell are you going on about Sakura?"

Sakura put her head back on Sasuke's shoulder. "No human can kill a demon. The Yondaime was no exception. Instead of killing the Kyuubi no Kitsune, like we were all told, he sealed it inside of Naruto, right after he was born."

Shikamaru spoke up after a small silence. "This makes Naruto a demon how exactly?"

Sakura looked up at him with a slightly psychotic gleam in her eye. "Because Naruto is a dobe, There's no way he could ever even dream to match Sasuke, I mean not only was he Rookie of the Year, but Sasuke is an Uchiha."

Neji snorted. "As was I the year before, and to top that, I am a Hyuuga. If there is anything Naruto taught me, it's that genius is nothing without the hard work to back it up. All power comes at a price, and only those who truly work for it know what power is truly worth"

Sakura shook her head. "You may be good, but you are no Sasuke. He's the best. The only way for Naruto to have defeated him, was if he was an incredibly powerful demon. You all believe me, right guys?" Everyone just shook their heads. Sakura's features became twisted in pure rage. "You mean you all believe that Naruto can match Sasuke? No, no. It's not true. I'll bet the demon got to them. Yes, that must be it..."

Ino nudged Sakura. "We're still here Sakura."

Sakura just shook herself from her daze. "Don't worry guys, I'll get the villagers to help get rid of Naruto, then, once the demon is dead, you will finally see it for what it really is."

Everyone in the room just started edging away from the clearly deranged girl. Then, before any of them could react, Sakura had jumped out the window. Almost instantly, Ino was there, watching Sakura run into the village.

Shikamaru was the first to speak. "This is troublesome, now we have to warn the Hokage about how the entire village is going to try and kill Naruto at every chance they get."

Kiba shook his head. "Come on Shikamaru, you don't really mean everybody... Do you?"

Shino was the one to answer this question. "You all remember the days surrounding October 10th, Naruto would skip school, and if any of us were able to catch a glimpse of him, he would be covered in blood and bandages?"

Shikamaru nodded. "I think it's safe to assume this won't be the first time the villagers have attempted to kill him. Anyway, don't we have a Hokage to warn?"

Everyone in the room nodded and spoke. "HAI!!" Everyone blurred out of the room except Shikamaru.

He looked around. "Troublesome..." He left through the door, and began walking down the stairs.

Naruto awoke to find himself in a small room, with Jiraiya looming over him. "Ero-Sannin? What are you doing here?"

The pervert just shook his head."Stop calling me that, Gaki. Anyway, as you know the council has had you banished. I managed to talk it over with Danzo, and I will be the one applying your seal."

Naruto just looked confused. "What seal?"

Jiraiya smacked his head with his hand. "The memory seal. I figured that if I am the one to apply the seal, then the council will not be able to claim that it was not given properly, and have you killed for security reasons."

Naruto paled. "But why am I here?"

The Sannin shook his head. "Your pink haired friend gather the villagers and organized a mob."

Naruto blinked. "But wh-aaaa!" Naruto suddenly felt a sharp pain in his head, as though his brain was trying to bash its way out of his skull. A few seconds later, he fell unconscious.

Jiraiya sighed. "This is not going to be fun."

One Day Later

Naruto wiped the sweat from his brow. He had been working at cleaning up the mess that some ninja had made in the forest; some sand kunoichi took out all of the trees with a blast of wind. He hadn't really listened to what had happened, in his mind all that mattered was that he was the one to be doing all of the work. Naruto sighed. 'What the hell did I do to deserve this kind of workload? I mean, I just came to Konoha!' His musings were interrupted by a soft groan. Naruto jumped; swiveling his head to try and pinpoint where the sound was coming from. It didn't take long before he found its source. An arm sticking out of a pile of bowled over trees.

"Hey, if you can hear me, make another noise." Naruto cocked an ear for a moment before hearing a much louder grunt. "All right, give me a minute and I'll have you out of there. He leapt over to the log that was lying on the top, and placing both hands on the log, attempted to roll it off of the person's arm. After about a minute of straining himself, he slipped and smashed his head into the log. Hard. The wood began to groan and then toppled down. This first action created a domino effect, because soon after, the rest of the logs covering the person were following the first log down the hill. Naruto sat up, still feeling dazed from the impact. After clearing his head, he looked at the newly freed person. The first thing that came to mind when he saw the mass of red hair was a name. 'Kushina...' Naruto blinked in confusion. 'Where the hell did that come from?' He leaned over the girl and picked her up. 'Looks like she could use a hospital visit. At least I can finally take a break now.' He shifted the girl around in his arms until he was carrying her bridal style. As soon as he felt that he had her in a decent enough hold, he began going as fast as he could to the nearest town, while attempting not to cause any more damage, or wake her up. He only managed one of his goals.

"Hey shithead, put me down!" Naruto flinched at the sheer volume of the cry.

He looked at the foul mouthed girl in his arms. "Keep it down would you? Is this any way to talk to the person who saved your life?"

The redhead sputtered indignantly. "Help? I didn't need your fucking help dammit! I would have been fine without your help shithead!"

Naruto sighed. "How about we try this again? Hello, my name is Naruto. What's your name?"

The girl glared at him. "Tayuya... Hey, I know you! You're that loudmouthed idiot who tried to bring that faggoty ass prettyboy back to Konoha! How did that go, anyway?"

Naruto stopped and gently set Tayuya down against a tree. "Maah... I heard about that mission, but I wasn't involved in it. I'm no shinobi after all."

Naruto then plopped himself down right beside Tayuya, who looked like the world had ended. "Like hell you weren't involv- hey, what's that on the back of your neck?"

Naruto craned his head to the side, trying to get a better look. "What's what on my neck? Is it a bug or something?"

Tayuya rolled her eyes. "Shut up Stumpy, and put your back to me." Naruto complied, mostly out of confusion. Tayuya dragged her fingertips lightly across his neck, tracing the symbols that made up a seal. 'Damn, what the hell did this kid do to be banished, from what I heard from people passing by, was that the mission was a success, why would they punish the kid unless...' Tayuya smiled wryly 'Damn, favoritism at its greatest.' "Damn Stumpy, what the hell did you do to get yourself banished?" She muttered under her breath.

Naruto looked up. "You say something?"

Tayuya instantly yelled at him. "None of your damn business shithead! Now, are you going to help me, or are you just going to take a nap?"

Naruto smirked. "Well, I am feeling a little tired right now so..."

Tayuya's eyes bugged out. "Oh, FUCK no you are going to help me NOW DAMMIT!!"

Naruto scratched the back of his head. "As you command, Tayuya-hime." Naruto moved to pick up the girl but was met with a fist.

"Call me that again and I'll fucking castrate you!!" Tayuya yelled.

Naruto flinched. He knew when to draw the line. He picked up Tayuya and began his slow journey home. Around half an hour later the two of them were standing in front of Naruto's shabby apartment. "This is where you live? What the hell kind of a shithole is it?"

Naruto shrugged. "Looks aren't everything, just as long as everything works in my apartment I'm happy, and unless you would rather go to the hospital..."

Tayuya smacked the back of his head. "I told you, that is not going to happen. I may never be able walk again, but there's no way in hell I am going to spend the rest of my life in a jail cell."

Naruto shrugged and walked into his apartment, setting the swearing girl down on his couch before collapsing on the floor.

Tayuya began pelting him with leftover instant ramen cups. "Stumpy! Get the fuck up, I'm hungry." Naruto just made a noncommittal grunt and promptly fell asleep. Tayuya sighed. 'Bastard didn't even get me some food.' Tayuya leaned back into the couch, trying to get to sleep. A few moments later, she succeeded.

Naruto's Mindscape

Naruto was standing on a grate, and in front of him there was a barrier. The barrier looked as though it was about to break, like a dam that was holding too much water. Naruto saw himself in front of the barrier beating on it as hard as he could. Soon, the barrier began groaning and buckling. He backed away from the barrier, unsure of how he was watching himself break down a barrier. Suddenly, the barrier exploded, but instead of water pouring out from it, images and information began streaming through the hole that had been made. Naruto was stricken with fear; he began running away from the stream, although he didn't get very far. He soon tripped over his own feet, and was temporarily rendered immobile as the information beam struck him in the forehead. The only thing he could do was sit there, and let the information continue into his mind. As the flow slowed, and then finally stopped, the room began to darken, until he could see nothing. Suddenly, images flashed past his eyes, almost like a slide show. Naruto saw himself, then images of a dark haired boy with an emo expression flashed past. And then Naruto realized something. He knew. He knew who they were, how he knew them and most importantly, he knew himself. This may not seem like much to most people, he realized, but even just going one day without knowing yourself, is two days too long. Soon after, the images faded, and then Naruto's consciousness fell into a deep slumber, giving his mind time to cope with everything that had just been unleashed upon his mind. However, one thing refused to leave him, even in his truly unconscious state. It sounded like a deep, extremely menacing voice, and it was coming from a giant red face that belonged to a fox, and it kept saying the same thing, over and over again.

Kumorigakure... Acceptance is here...

Yeah, my second fanfic. Hopefully, this one will have a much better reception than my first. Mostly because of the slightly longer chapter, and the unusual pairing. That, and my writing has greatly improved (I hope).

Anyway, this is what shall be known henceforth as the CANON PAIRINGS RANT

Yeah, this is mostly just me complaining about how crappy the characters are in canon. Skip if you must, review or die.

All of the girls in canon, suck. None of them will end up with Naruto. Why? Because the entire series has become Sasuke-centric. He is insanely powerful in canon now, and Naruto can't even use Rasenshuriken without getting his arm royally fucked. I mean, why not just rename the series Sasuke instead of Naruto? The way the series is headed, Naruto is going to become the major antagonist, because he keeps trying to get Sasuke to go back to Konoha. Anyway, Hinata is too shy for Naruto. Instead of giving Naruto a girl that just liked him, Kishimoto gave Naruto a creepy stalker girl who can't even show him that she likes him. And then just about all of the other girls in the entire series, (minus Tenten and Temari) are all Sasuke fangirls! I mean, why not just kill Naruto off already? He's gotten nothing, the training he went through with Jiraiya did nothing to Naruto's character, or his power. All that changed was his height, and his goddamn clothes! True, he did need to get rid of the orange, but then his clothes weren't even changed completely. Sasuke got a complete overhaul on everything, and Naruto didn't get shit.

Rant end.

Inazuma Tate

Edit-Sept 09/2008-I mixed up the story a bit, gave a bit of background on the reason for Sakura's hatred of Naruto, so... Yeah.

Edit-Nov 30/2008-I had a couple of complaints about the format of the story so I decided, since I can't write the rest of the story for awhile, why not fix up the stuff I have written already?