Naruto, a ten year old boy, was sitting in the Hokage's chair, waiting for the old man to come from a meeting he was attending, all the wile looking over some documents on Sarutobi's desk. Even though Naruto portrayed himself as a idiot, he was actualy close to Shikamaru's, a boy from class and the only one who seemed to see through Naruto's mask, level of inteligence. He was currently reading another demand for his own execution. This one signed by some Haruno bitch. He didn't know who she was, but he remembered they had a Haruno in class. Sakuta, Sakumo... no, Sakura. Useless fangirl.
He was putting down the paper, when he noticed a book on the bookcase at the far end of the office looked like it was recently pulled, and hastely put back. Being a ten year old child, e genious child, but a child none the less, his curiosity go the better of him. He pulled the book out himself, and the bookcase raised and revealed the Hokage's personal library. There was everything there, from Taijutsu to Genjutsu, Ninjutsu and even one or two scrolls of Fuinjutsu. What cought his attention was a small scroll at the back of the library. He took it, but before he was able to read the title, his gut told him to go back to the office and close the door. And he always followed his gut.
Barely a second after he closed the secret door, the Sandaime Hokage entered the office mumbling to himself and frowning. he didn't notice Naruto until he sat on his chair. "Ah, Naruto-kun, how are you?" he smiled, hiding his iritation.
"Fine old man. What's wrong."
"Nothing, nothing." Sarutobi said dismisingly.
"Don't lie to me old man. You know I'm not the idiot I play in public."
"Sorry, naruto-kun. The council stopped another adoption."
Naruto raised an eyebrow. "Who was going to get adopted?"
"You." Sarutobi said, sadnes evident in his eyes.
"By who?" Naruto asked, hiding the anger that boiled inside him.
"Wait, you said another?"
"Yeah. The Aburame, Nara, Akamichi, Yamanaka clans, along with Hatake Kakashi, my son Asuma, Yuuhi Kurenai have tried in the past, but the council always denied. Hell, even I tried to adopt you, but since you're still a civilian, you fall into their custody."
"Thanks, old man. Look, I came here to ask you a favor." the Hokage nodded, urging him to go ahead. "You know the teachers at the academy don't help me at all. Hell, they do everything they can to stunt my growth." the Sandaime nodded again, but with a dangerous glint in his eyes. "Well, what I wanted to ask is this: I want permision to go to the Forest of Death and train there for five years. Just give me a few scrolls."
"Are you sure about this, Naruto-kun?"
"Yeah. You know I'm the only one aside that crazy Gennin that goest to the Forest when not apsolutely necessery. I'll be fine."
Sarutobi thought about it. He wanted Naruto to stay in the village, but even more he wanted the boy to be safe and prove his worth as a Shinobi, and he would do both a lot better than there. "Very well." he sighed "There is a tower in the center of the Forest. You pack everything up, and I'll send an Anbu with a few scrolls there. Be back in five years to graduate with kids you age." Naruto nodded his thanks and turned to leave. "And, Naruto?" he turned around "Be safe." he smiled and left the office not to be seen for five years.
It took him four hours to pack his stuff and get to the tower. When he got there, there were four scrolls labeled Genjutsu, Ninjutsu, Taijutsu and Survival. There were also two boxes of candy, and a plush dog. He smiled when he saw them. Inu-niisan. It was then he noticed something in his pocket. It was the scroll he was looking at in the Hokage's library. In his haste to get out, he didn't realise he had it.
Meanwhile, Sarutobi was in his personal library, looking at some scrolls, when he noticed one was missing. He grinned when he realised which one, and who took it. I can't wait to see what he'll do with it.
Naruto read the lable of the scroll. The Way of the Berserker.
Sorry for writing another story without finishing any other, but I couldn't help myself. 'Sides, it's more than likely that I'll post at least one chapter of each story I have planned before I finish one, and I have ten more. For now.
Pairings are up for discussion. Any girl at all, except Sakura and Hinata. I don't like Sakura, and I'd have to change Hinata completely for her to go with the new Naruto. Anyone else, even Tsunade, or Mikoto, or some other unbelievable pairing.