This is a little side project I decided to work on. I doubt I'll be getting any of my usual reviewers, since this is Naruto/Fem Kyuubi. Hope you enjoy and I don't own Naruto.
"Hey Naruto!" Yelled Namikaze Minato, the Yondaime Hokage.
Naruto, a six-year old, ran into the room. "Yeah otou-san?"
"Your okaa-san and I have talked...and we have decided to put you in the Ninja Academy."
"Really?! Oh that's so cool! Thank you otou-san!" Naruto jumped up and hung from his otou-san's neck in a sort-of hug and a sort-of hang on for your life.
Minato laughed and unhooked Naruto from his neck. "I have to go to work now, be good for okaa-san, ok?"
Minato ruffled his son's hair and approached his wife, who was coming out of the kitchen in a fuzzy blue bathroom robe (I have a black one!) with a cup of coffee in her hand.
"See you tonight, dear," he said as he gave her a quick kiss.
"Have a good day," Said Kushina back.
Minato left the house and Kushina turned to her son. "So, how do you feel about pancakes?"
Naruto's eyes widened; he LOVED pancakes, almost as much as ramen!
Kushina giggled at her son and went back into the kitchen, making breakfast.
"okaa-san, after breakfast can we go to the park? Please?"
Kushina smiled at her son's eagerness. "Sure, Naruto."
Naruto quickly devoured the two pancakes set in front of him and ran to the door. "C'mon okaa-san! Let's go!"
"Naruto, I still have to eat, and change! Just wait a few minutes."
"Naruto, that won't work today."
Kushina finished her food and went upstairs to change. When she came back down, the ex-waterfall jonin was pulled out the door by her six-year-old son.
When they got to the park, Naruto ran to the biggest tree he could find and began to scramble up it. He jumped from branch to branch, attempting to hang on and get to the top. Fortunately, he didn't fall.
Upon climbing up onto one branch, he saw a girl sitting there. She had flaming orange hair that turned red near the edges and two kitsune ears on her head. A single tail swished behind her. Her clothes were a mixture of light and dark greens, mostly light. Naruto made his way over to her.
The girl started when he said that, then turned around. Naruto saw that she had red slitted eyes that glittered like rubies.
"Hi," she said, smiling at him.
"What's your name?"
"My name's Kyuubi! How about you?"
"I'm Namikaze Naruto!"
"Namikaze...I think I've heard that name before..."
"Yeah! My otou-san is the Hokage! You know, Namikaze Minato?"
Kyuubi's eyes widened for a moment, and she was about to speak when Naruto cut her off.
"Please don't call me Naruto-sama or anything like that, I hate that! I want to be known for me!"
Kyuubi smiled again. "That's good. I don't like people who think they are better than everyone else and they aren't."
"What if they are?"
"Do you think I'd be messing with them if they were?"
They both laughed. "You're funny!"
"Thank you!" (for some reason I like thank you more than arigatou. Oh well.)
Naruto looked at her for a moment. "You're really pretty, too."
This made Kyuubi blush a little. "Thanks..."
Naruto smiled. "Wanna be friends?"
"Bet I can beat you to the top!"
"Bet you can't!"
They both started scrambling up the tree.
"So," Naruto grunted as he hoisted himself up a branch. "Where are you from? You can't be from here, 'cause you didn't recognize my name at first."
"I'm from Kirigakure, my okaa-san said that we were going to leave because there were bad people there who wanted to hurt us."
"Don't worry! I'll protect you from anyone who wants to hurt you! And that's a promise, believe it!"
Kyuubi giggled. "Thank you, Naruto! You're really nice!"
"Hey Naruto, are you joining the Academy?"
"Yeah, I am! My first day is tomorrow, I think!"
"That's so cool! I'm joining too! Maybe we'll be in the same class!"
"That would be awesome!"
Kyuubi climbed up the final branch seconds before Naruto did.
"Wow Kyuubi, you're fast! No one has ever beaten me up the tree!"
Kyuubi smiled. "Being a kitsune youkai has its ups."
"You're a youkai? Cool!"
"Well duh, why do you think I have the ears?" she asked,
twitching said ears for emphasis.
Kyuubi smiled as they looked over Konoha.
"Kyuubi, can I touch your ears?"
She blinked. No one had ever asked to touch her ears before. "Sure, I guess..."
Naruto reached over and rubbed her ears with his index finger and thumb. "Wow, they're really soft!"
She didn't hear the comment, however, she was too busy purring because she liked the feeling of her ears being touched.
He chuckled before stopping. "I didn't know kitsunes purred."
"What? I wasn't purring!"
"Yes you were!"
"Do it again, I'll prove it!"
Naruto rubbed her ears again, and sure enough, she started to purr.
"See? Told you!"
"It's not purring!"
"What is it then?"
"It's...it's a happy growl!"
"Also known as a purr..."
Naruto started to laugh, he was having a lot of fun with Kyuubi. More fun than he had had with any of the other village kids, who always treated him with so much respect it made him sick.
Kyuubi giggled, then began to laugh herself. Back in her old village, no one wanted to play with her because she was a youkai. It made her happy to have a friend here. Naruto was incredibly sweet, and she had already smiled more today then she had in the past two years.
"Glad to see you two are having fun," said a voice from behind them.
They both started and turned around to see Kushina.
"Oh, you don't need to call me that. I'd much rather be called Kushina."
"Better. So, who might you be?"
"My name is Kyuubi."
"Well, there is a kitsune youkai down there. Might that be someone you know?"
Kyuubi nodded. "My okaa-san."
Kushina nodded. "Well, I think it's about time you two came down."
"You argued!" she said gleefully, before grabbing the boy and jumping down. Kyuubi giggled and began to jump down, from branch to branch.
Kushina dropped her son on his butt once she hit the ground. "Okaa-san..." he whined.
"You argued," she smiled.
Kyuubi dropped from the tree. Not far away was a woman that looked much like her.
The lady smiled and walked to the trio.
"Hello. I'm Ai, Kyuubi's mother. Who are you two?"
"I'm Namikaze Kushina, and this is my son, Naruto."
Ai smiled warmly at them. "I see you've made friends with Kyuubi; that's good. She needs a friend."
Naruto grinned and scratched the back of his head. "I like making friends, it's no problem."
"Well Kyuubi, we have to go home now."
"You'll probably see Naruto at the Academy tomorrow. He looks like the type of boy that would want to go."
"Yeah, I'm going! I'm gonna be the best ninja ever!"
Kyuubi walked over to Naruto and gave him a hug. "Thanks for being my friend." She kissed his cheek. "Bye!" She said as she walked away with her mother.
Little did Naruto or Kyuubi know, both mothers were thinking of how cute a couple they would be when they were older...
I am fully aware that this is short. I am skipping the academy, against my previous idea. Next chapter is my replacement for the Wave arc, and then the Chuunin exams. Please note that this is just one big prologue and the actual fic starts after the timeskip. There will be lots of fluff, and at least one lemon with limes scattered throughout the whole thing.