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The Shinobi Knight

Chapter1: Damnation

Land of Fire: Forest

This was his last hope...his last chance to become a Shinobi of Konohagakure no Sato...he needed to do this, to learn a Jutsu from this damned scroll he had been assigned to take by his academy teacher, Mizuki. He had failed the Genin graduation exam three times; each time because of one jutsu that he just couldn't get right no matter what he tried.

His name was Uzumaki Naruto and he was the Jinchuuriki of the most powerful of the Biju, the Kyuubi no Yoko.

'Okay, let's see. The first jutsu is Taju Kage Bunshin on Jutsu and then...a summoning contract? Hand-seals are...its asking for my signature in blood...okay,' Naruto though with a shrug and bit his thumb. He quickly signed the contract inside and smiled, 'got it...now for the Taju Kage Bunshin on Jutsu.'

Three hours later Iruka jumped down into the clearing as Naruto sat panting on the ground, clearly out of breath.

"About time nose-bleed; I found you," Naruto spoke with a grin.

"No you fool! I found you!" Iruka shouted anger.

"Heh...I guess you have got me; too bad you were so fast. I've only memorized two jutsu," Naruto said as he scratched the back of his neck.

"You look exhausted...what the hell have you been doing?" Iruka asked confused at seeing his state.

"Wait until I show you; I never dreamed...some of the jutsu in this thing are amazing," Naruto said cheerfully. "If I show you I've mastered these jutsu then you'll let me pass right?"

"Who told you that?" Iruka asked confused.

"Mizuki-sensei said if I learn a jutsu from the scroll then you'll let me graduate," Naruto replied with a smile.

'Mizuki?' Iruka's eyes widened in surprise and he turned quickly. He pushed the blond out of the way before being bombarded by a volley of shuriken, "you."

"I'm impressed that you figured out where to go," Mizuki commented as he dropped down in complete combat gear.

"Now I understand," Iruka grunted out as he held his now bleeding side.

"The scroll; Naruto give it to me," Mizuki demanded.

"W-what is this?" Naruto asked in surprise and a little fear.

"Don't let him have it Naruto! Protect that scroll with your life!" Iruka shouted to him as he kept his eyes set on the traitorous Chunin. "Its more dangerous than you can imagine—it holds the record of all Ninjutsu and Kinjutsu known by Konoha. Mizuki used you because he wants it for himself!"

"Naruto even if you've read it, it will still be meaningless...I can show you what it means," Mizuki offered with a smirk.

"Sh-shut up!" Iruka shouted with rising fear. 'There is no way Mizuki would...'

"Naruto you...do you know what really happened twelve years ago when the Kyuubi no Yoko was defeated don't you?" Mizuki asked with a widening smirk.

"Mizuki stop! Don't!" Iruka shouted now thoroughly afraid of what was coming.

"Since the incident the people of our village have been bound by the highest decree," Mizuki continued unaffected.

"What are you talking about?" Naruto asked as he felt his throat going dry.

"You wouldn't remember because the decree was that everyone would know except you," Mizuki was now openly grinning from ear to ear.

"W-why not me?" Naruto stammered out.

"Because...YOU ARE THE KYUUBI NO YOKO!" Mizuki shouted with glee.

Naruto stood still not knowing what to do, "w-what?"

"You are the Kyuubi, the monster which assaulted and rampaged through Konoha twelve years ago until finally you were defeated and bound to your current form by our beloved Yondaime Hokage!" Mizuki continued.

"Stop it!" Iruka shouted to the traitor.

"Since then, you've been made a fool of by everyone in the village! Didn't you ever think it was strange? To be despised everywhere you went? You killed Iruka's parents too! If he were honest, even noble Iruka would admit he hates you too!" Mizuki yelled as he spun his funa shuriken in hand. "No one will ever accept you! That scroll you now carry was the key to your sealing! Demon!" he threw it towards the blond. Iruka jumped in the way and the shuriken pierced his back, 'foolish Iruka.'

"W-why?" Naruto asked as he looked up at his former teacher's face.

"Forgive me," Iruka said tearfully. "If I'd been a better teacher...a better person then maybe it wouldn't have come to this," Naruto dashed away into the trees a moment later. "Naruto!" he called after the boy.

"It's over Iruka...goodbye old friend," Mizuki said as he slashed down with a kunai.

And blood started to pour onto the unforgiving ground...

'Got to get away, must get away,' Naruto thought as he cast a glance behind him.

"Naruto!" came the shout and he saw Iruka jumping beside him. "Give me the scroll! It's what Mizuki is after!"

Protect that scroll with your life.

You are the Kyuubi no Yoko!

Naruto turned quickly and slammed his full weight into Iruka forcing them both to drop to the ground.

"You," Iruka rasped out as he tried to get to his feet. "What's wrong Naruto?" he asked before his illusion dropped signifying it was Mizuki instead. "How did you know I wasn't Iruka?" he demanded.

"I didn't," Naruto chuckled and leaned against a tree. "But Iruka-sensei told me to guard this scroll and that is exactly what I intend to do."

"So noble...why? Don't you want the power? You and I are the same Naruto. We both want something...give me the scroll and I will give you whatever you desire," Mizuki said as he held out his hand.

"...Not a chance," Naruto shot back. "I'm nothing like you Mizuki-teme."

The traitor looked at him in disgust, "then say goodbye demon fox." He shot forwards with fuma shuriken spinning in hand, "die!"

Naruto's eyes widened before formed several hand-seals instinctively. "Kuchiyose no Jutsu!" a moment later a large poof of smoke signified the appearance of a summoning.

'What?' Mizuki thought in surprise and he stopped a few feet away. 'Holy...that's a...,' a large dragon several meters long appeared from the smoke and turned its gaze on him. 'There is no way that demon could summon a dragon!' the traitor thought in slight fear.

"This boy...it's been awhile since I was last summoned...I shall test his worthiness later but for now I am hungry and I certainly smell a desirable meal. Prepare to die mortal," the dragon's menacing voice spoke before his head shot forward

'No!' Mizuki thought before he was devoured by the large beast in front of him.

The dragon turned towards the blond boy and noticed he was now unconscious. 'Probably exhausted himself...I must take him away from here and back to the mountains...perhaps that human village nearby will prepare him for the trials ahead,'it thought as it picked the boy up and took off into the night sky with the scroll.

In his office the Sandaime Hokage, Sarutobi Hiruzen watched sadly as the boy he had come to view as a grandson was taken away by a dragon. Part of him wanted to send a team after them but was clear that they were now too far gone to be retrieved and he knew that Naruto wouldn't be returning to Konoha as one of its citizens...not when he would experience the outside world away from Konoha.

There was the fact that he now knew he was the Kyuubi Jinchuuriki and with the way he was told...it wouldn't be pretty if he were to turn his angered gaze on Konoha. Without knowledge of the dragon's destination Konoha couldn't send anyone to look for the boy nor the scroll which held one of the only things that could open the seal on his stomach.

The scroll contained a key...

To Naruto's seal...

'Naruto...' Hiruzen thought worriedly.

Land of Lightning: Kumogakure no Sato / Raikage Tower

"Here is today's paperwork Raikage-sama," spoke an attractive female Jonin as she carried a large stack of papers into the office. "Erm...Raikage-sama?" she asked hesitantly.

"...zzzzz," and so the most powerful Shinobi in Kumo, the Raikage, Killer E snored as he slept at his desk with the morning sun glaring through the window...

"Raikage-sama! You need to do today's paperwork!" she shouted in his ear.

"Who? What? Where? Why?" he asked frantically as he awakened.

"Today's paperwork Raikage-sama," the aide said with a smile.

It was always interesting working for this man; he was childish at times and seemed to be level-headed at others. He was a hard case sometimes but only when it concerned his younger brother and/or the previous Raikage's granddaughter. After the Sandaime Raikage passed away with young Yugito's parents, E had basically become the girl's adoptive father and he loved her as the daughter he never had.

Speaking of which he still needed to sort out her team for when she graduated later today; at this rate her team would be missing two members. He already had a sensei picked out, his own brother since he was the Hachibi Jinchuuriki...if worse came to worse then he would have Kirabi take her as his apprentice.

"Erm...Raikage-sama?" his aide asked hesitantly.

"What is it?" he said as he turned serious at her sudden withdrawn look. He turned to where she was pointing and his eyes widened slightly, "that's a...dragon. What the fuck is a dragon doing outside my window?"

Indeed it was; the massive creature came to a stop just outside of the window and set a small blond child down on the balcony with a scroll attached to his back. It took one look at the Raikage and then disappeared in a poof of smoke signifying it was a summoned creature.

"What...just happened Raikage-sama?" the aide asked unsure.

E looked over the boy and the scroll on his back, 'that scroll is definitely the Forbidden Scroll of Sealing created by the Shodai Hokage...but that would mean he's from Konoha so why did that dragon bring him here? Dragons rarely leave Cloud Peak and even then it's only for food...what is so special about you?'

"Raikage-sama?" suddenly three Kumo nins appeared within the room.

"It is alright," E reassured them and then turned to them. "Samui, Karui, Omoi; take this boy to the hospital immediately and contacted me the moment he wakes up...also check if there is anything...strange...about him."

"Yes Raikage-sama," Samui acknowledged even if she didn't understand the reasoning behind the orders.

It was going to be a long day...

Land of Lightning: Kumogakure no Sato / Hospital

Naruto groaned as he awoke to the sight of the sun setting out the closed window and its rays covered the sky in a red hue. He sat up with another groan and looked around, immediately recognizing that he was in a hospital though it didn't appear to be Konoha's hospital. It was mostly yellow instead of the usual white and was littered with monitoring equipment.

'Where the hell am I?' Naruto asked in thought as he shakily got out of the bed. He looked down to see he was wearing a hospital gown, 'how did I get here?' He walked over to the window and looked out, 'whoa.' From where he looked he could see a massive city-like village stretched out over several mountains clustered together, 'I'm not in Konoha anymore.'

Suddenly the door opened and a young woman stepped inside dressed in a familiar yet completely alien nurse's outfit. She stopped, looked at him and then blinked before rushing back out of the room.

'This can't be good...I need to get out of here,' Naruto thought and formed a hand-seal. "Henge," immediately he was wearing cloths again even though he knew they were an illusion. He formed another hand-seal and summoned as much chakra as he could muster, "Taju Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!" Instantly twenty appeared inside the room and started storming out to provide his distraction, 'I have to get out of here now.'

He jumped out of the window with his clones and...


"What the hell?" Naruto exclaimed as he fell through the large gap between the village's platforms that kept them all atop the mountains. 'I don't have the chakra left to make a ladder out of clones...I'm gonna die...'

And then suddenly everything went dark...

Naruto's Mindscape: Jinchuuriki Seal




"What...the hell happened," Naruto shook his head as he looked around his new surroundings. 'Huh?' it looked like a sewer. 'This feeling...,' Naruto slowly started walking and made his way through the corridor and entered a large chamber with walk looked like a large metical gate on the other side of the room.

"Come here boy," a pair of crimson slitted eyes snapped opened as the blond grew closer. Suddenly the beast sent out four large claws in hopes of ripping him apart through the bars. "You annoying little human; rip this seal off now or I shall feast on your bones!" the voice growled out in frustration.

"Y-you can't be...the Kyuubi no Yoko," Naruto stammered as he took a step back.

"Do not waste my time! Do as I command!" the giant fox roared in fury. "Everyone sees you, as me; a demon! Give up...I will save you from your pain, your loneliness and your hatred." Suddenly Naruto's jumpsuit opened and the seal on his stomach became visible, "yes...you're doing fine." The seal distorted a moment later and a black liquid started to pour out and onto the floor. "Now...come here and rip this seal off!" the fox ordered and Naruto staggered towards the seal on the cage.

Author's Notes:

Hi everyone, I'm back and I've got an entirely new Naruto Chronicles Story planned out. Well here is the start of it and as you can see Iruka died at Mizuki's hands forcing Naruto to basically become...well insane. Because Naruto now believes himself to be the Kyuubi his will power has faltered and he is about to release the Kyuubi on the world again...psh oh please who am I kidding? Everyone knows how I work so what the hell am I doing giving you all the rundown? Just sit back and enjoy cause' I'm back assholes!

—Cough— In related news I must say I am actually surprised at the way the manga is turning. Not only have I been enjoying it, not only has Naruto finally got around to controlling the Kyuubi and using the key. Naruto is actually starting to seem like the main character of his own show again and not only did we finally find out about to Kushina (a fact I am absolutely astonished by) but she also happens to be the former Kyuubi Jinchuuriki! Holy shit I did not see that coming and that is saying something coming from me.


Taju Kage Bunshin no Jutsu = Multiple Shadow Clone Technique
Kuchiyose no Jutsu = Summoning Technique
Henge = Transformation

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