I wanted to do a darker, not so radom story for the Time travel challange, but I also found this on my hard drive from last september. Don't worry, I finished this chapter and have already started chapter two. No, I have not forgotten my other stories. This one will be at a slower pace because I really like this set up and I want to be very good. Oh, and be on the look out in the next month or so for a new story of mine called Journey of a Legend. Anyway, enjoy and don't expect to much of the story just yet. But, please review! Stay Pervy!
Betrayal by Family
Uzumaki Naruto leaned back in his chair, enjoying the feeling of pride and happiness washing over him. He'd done it. After all thses years, of sacrifices he had made over the years, all the blood sweat, and tears, he had finally became the Hokage. He smiled, savoring this feeling, relishing in the fact that he had done what others had said he couldn't. He sighed and closed his eyes, leaning back further until he feel backwards. He cursed as he rose to his feet, rubbing his head from it's desk. He looked down as he heard a pop and a small drawer opened up. Naruto looked at it confused as he lifted the book out. Across the front where the words: Sandaim Hokage's failures. Naruto smirked.
"Guess baa-chan's constant abuse of the desk broke the release. Heh. My hard head must have fixed it." He said as he eyed the book.
Naruto shrugged and opened it up and read a note that the Third had placed in there himself.
"This book is a record of all the failures I have made that have jepordized the village. I write these in hopes that my successor will not repeat my terrible mistakes to Konoha. I only ask that you be kind before you judge me, for I may be Hokage, but I am still a man, and thus am ruled by emotions and obligations to those past. Please, forgive me for what you are about to read."
"Sarutobi Hiruzen, Sandaime Hokage."
Naruto paused at this page before he opened it any further. He was curious. As far as he knew, the Third, his surragate grandfather had made very few mistakes in his reign as Hokage. Naruto smirked.
"Heh. This is gonna be a short read. Maybe two pages, tops." He thought as he turned the page.
His eyes widened as he read the first page. It had been about how he had let Orochimaru flee after he cornered him in his lab in the village. Naruto looked at the page solomly. He had had known that this would be in the book, but didn't think it would be number one. Naruto turned to the next page and felt his eyes widen further.
"Jiji. What have you done?" Naruto whispered as he read through the section about the Uchiha massacure.
Naruto understood why it had been ordered, but to slaughter them down to every last man woman and child? That was sickening. And to try to control Sasuke to rebuild an extremely obidiant clan that answered only to the Hokage, not their clan head. Naruto tried to control his breathing as he read about how he veiwed it as one of his mistakes and wished he had never ordered it. Naruto felt a twinge of pitty for the man, understanding his actions. However, this was removed instantly when he came to the section on Kumo's attempted kidnapping of Hinata. Naruto felt his heart ache at the thought of his late friend. She had died recently when her genin team were ambushed by Kumo nin on a simple patrol. She had killed everyone of them, but they had managed to poison her with a rare venom that had an equally rare antidote. Naruto had arrived with his team and watched her die, but not before she got him to kiss her. He knew in that moment that any happiness he was going to have in the furture had died.
"Just when I had realized just how deeply I cared." He said sadly, wipping a tear from his eye.
Naruto read the passage about how he had arranged it so that Kumo would be able to get the byuakugan as to avert a war that Konoha was ill prepared for. Naruto understood, but according to this book and what Kakashi had told him, Sarutobi Hiruzen was lower than trash for abandoning a comrade. Naruto felt anger at the man as he turned the next page and saw another scrawled note. Naruto read the note out of curiousity.
"This next page details my last greatest failure. It deals with the container of Kyuubi no Kitsune, Uzumaki Naruto. My only wish is that I could have done more to prevent all the pain and misery that was brought upon by my inactions."
Naruto smiled abit. This would probably be talking about how he had wished he would have adopted him, or gave him a better place to live, or stuck up for him from birth and not kept his heritage a secret. What he saw, shocked him.
"I have made several mistakes as hokage. But none greater than allowing Uzumaki Naruto to live. At the time, I had a choice to execute the boy, or allow him to live. However, I felt it my duty to the Yondaime to at least allow the boy to live. Through the years, I watched the child, and regretted my desicion to allow him to live everyday. The way they glare at him and treat him and beat him, I should have just killed him myself. Some part of me, a large part, blames the boy for the loss of my wife and everyone else in the village. He is a constant reminder of what we have lost, his parents be damned. I had ordered several unsucessful attacks on the boy, all ending by that infernal Kakashi saving him. He is one of only a few who harbor no ill will toward the boy."
"I have also ordered several clan heads to spread rumors about the child begin the demon. This has progressed to the shop keepers over charging him and almost wipping him of the under average pension I supply him with. Surprisingly, only Hyuuga Hiashi , who has defended the boy for years from the shadows, trying to help him within the boundries I have set, stood against it. I did not want him to become a ninja. As a ninja, he was untouchable and I was forced to cancel all mission to assasinate him. I had even thought setting him up to steal the forbiddian scroll would have worked, but Iruka did not kill him on sight as I had ordered."
"I had expected the boy to die well before this, what with his apartment condemed. I prayed every night it would collapse upon him in his sleep, but it never happened. I am not happy about my veiws of the boy, but he holds what took something very precious to me. And his dream of becoming Hokage? It will NEVER happen. I have ensured this by making sure he will never make chunin. No matter how many times he tests, he will remain a genin. I will pass onto my sucessor the rules reguarding the boy. I even laugh at his vain attempts to gain respect. The boy will never gain anyone's respect."
"However, if by some miricale, he does become Hokage, a dead man's cell of ANBU ROOT will activate. If he is made Hokage, he will not survive his first night in office. I hope my sucessor finds this and acts accordingly. If need be, send the boy on a suicide mission. Just stroke his ego, saying only he can complete it, and he'll charge head long. I suggest sending him to Ame. The Akatsuki will be more than happy to take care of him."
"Again. I regret not destroying him when I had the chance. I only ask that my sucessor kills the boy."
Naruto couldn't read any more. The man he thought had cared about him, hadn't. He had been hated by him and never once knew it. Naruto shuddered with repressed rage at the man. This village, everyone was putting on a face because they knew he would be dead by morning. That was why the cheered so loud. They all knew. His so called friends? They were apart of it. He hadn't recognized the evil gleem in their eyes as they watched him declared Hokage. Only Kakashi, Iruka, Tsunade, Neji, Gai, Kurenai, and Lee didn't have that look. They were gueniuenly happy for him. Naruto ordered that Kakashi and Tsunade be brought to his office immidiatly. He paced back and forth for several minutes before they arrived, confusion on their faces.
"Naruto? Whats wrong?" Tsunade asked.
He tossed her the book that she caught, confusion on her face.
"Read. That will explain why I'm close to letting Kyuubi out."
Tsunade felt her eyes widened as she nodded her head. She turned her attention back to the book and read. He watched her expression of shock, pain, and finally rage as she read the last section. She passed the book to Kakashi, shaking with unbridled rage at the Third.
"That bastard! Where did you find this?"
"Under the drawer where you hide you sake. It was in a hidden compartment." Naruto turned to Kakashi as he felt the anger in the room rise higher than Naruto had ever known.
"How...How could he?! I truly though he cared about you!" Kakashi seethed with anger.
Naruto nodded as he sat behind his desk.
"So did I. But I'm pretty much a dead man in a few hours." He said sadly.
Kakashi shook his head.
"No. I will not allow a friend, my best friend since Obito, to die. Not again." Kakashi said, shaking with anger.
Naruto was about to open his mouth when he saw Tsunade grin.
"I have an idea. Naruto? Where is the forbiddian scroll?" She asked him.
Naruto looked at her curiously before he pointed to a large scroll sitting ontop of a bookcase. She looked at it in surprise.
"It's been there this whole time?"
Naruto nodded, smiling.
"If you wanna hide something, do so in plain sight."
Tsunade nodded her head and pulled the scroll down and opened it on the desk Naruto looked through all the jutsu and wondered what she was looking for before she stopped, grinning.
"Here's our answer. Kokugen Henkou no Jutsu (Means Time Alteration Technique). It will allow us to go back in time to any point we want and alter history."
"So what are we going to do?"
"Wipe this disgusting village off the face of the earth." Tsuande said, smirking.
Kakashi liked the idea.
"When do we go to?" He asked, smiling.
"Let's let Naruto pick." She told him.
Naruto paused and thought for a moment before he grinned.
"I know just the time."
Naruto slowly opened his eyes and looked around himself and saw four very familar walls. His grin slowly spread across his face as he lept out of bed and looked in the mirror. Smiling back at him as a twelve year old boy with three whisker marks and deep blue eyes. Naruto smirked as he turned away from the mirror.
"Now it's time for some revenge." He said as he headed for his closet.
He eyed it in disgust.
"Damn. What an eyesore. Now where was that gift I got last christmas. AH HA!" He cried out as he pulled out a pair of black ninja pants, a black kunai holster, and a dark blue shirt sleaved shirt with a very dark orange swirl that was borderline brown. Naruto also pulled out the black fingerless gloves with metal plates on the back of the hands as well.
Naruto hurried and dressed himself and headed out the door to the academy. After all. It was his graduation day.
Iruka looked around the room, sadly noting that Naruto wasn't there.
"I hope he hasn't given up. He has so much potential." He thought as he looked down at his pad.
Iruka heard a scream and his head snapped up and his eye widened in shock. Standing before him, was his missing student.
"N-Naruto?" He asked, his voice horace.
"Yeah, it's me." He said as he took im Iruka's shock at his new apperance, never mind the fact that he had shushined into class. Naruto chuckled as the instructor got over his shock and smiled.
"It's good to see you made it. Now please, take a seat and we'll get started." Iruka told him.
Naruto started to head to an empty seat when Iruka stopped him.
"Oh, Naruto?" He called.
Naruto glanced back to him and saw the man's smile.
"Good luck today."
Naruto smiled and nodded as he headed for the back of the classroom. He noticed a sour look from Sakura as he passed, and would have let it go if she hadn't decided to speak.
"Hey, you baka. Why are you trying to dress all cool like Sasuke-kun? You loser."
Naruto rasied an eyebrow and gave her a questioning look.
"You kow what, you whinny little fangirl, go to hell. I wear what I want, when I want. Your little emo, egotistical, asshole of a guy does not enflunce how I dress, act, or speak. I do. Got it?" He told her in a flat tone.
Sakura felt her temper flare.
"Naruto." She seethed.
Naruto looked back at her, this time, facing her.
"Bitch. Now that we have the peaking order, what the hell do you want?" He asked calmly. (A/N: Any US Marine should recognize this phrase.)
Sakura's eyes widened as did the whole class. She looked at him in confusion.
"Ex-excuse me?" She asked, not quite sure she had heard him right.
"I said what the hell do you want. Seeing as how a simple phrase has thrown your mind in a loop and you can't logically figure out my sudden change of behavior, I take it that the severe shock you are processing now is part of your shallow and pointless outlook on life." He stated calmly.
Sakura's jaw dropped as Naruto walked to tha back of the classroom and approached the only girl, the only student for that matter, tha sat alone in the back of the class. The girl's eyes were wide as she eyed him with shock and confusion. Naruto gave her a small smile.
"Hey, Hinata-chan. Can I sit here?" He asked, pointing to the vaccant chair next to her.
Hinata didn't trust her voice, so she simply nodded her head. Naruto smiled and sat down. Iruka was torn between amusment, and dissappointment at Naruto's behavior. He shook his head and looked at his clipboard before he looked back up at them, smiling.
"Well, I first want to say that it has been a pleasure teaching each and everyone of you for the last several years. That is why today I must inform you that we will be giving you your graduation exams. Now, we'll begin with the exam starting with the written portion. Now please take out your number two pencils and we'll get started."
Naruto looked over at Hinata as the girl tried to not get caught staring at him.
"Hinata-chan. Don't hold back on this test."
Hinata's eyes widened as she stared at him. Naruto knew that she had always held back on everything. Including each of her exams.
"I know that you are planning on holding back. Don't. I've been doing it for years. But not anymore. I will overthrow Sasuke as number one male student. But if you don't, I'll be stuck with Sakura. I would rather have you, more than anyone else on my team. Please. I want you on my team. Not Sakura."
Hinata felt her face burn with the blush as she nodded. Hinata couldn't believe what he had told her. He wanted to to be on the same team as her! She had to beat Sakura, and she would. She looked forward to the front of the class, and Iruka was taken aback by the look of pure determination in her face. He smiled. It was about time she decided not to hold back anymore. Iruka smirked on the inside. Sasuke and Sakura were about to get a major wake up call. And he couldn't wait to see everyone's face when the dead last bet the genius. It was something he just couldn't wait to see.