This fanfic of mine uses Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, Hinata, Ino, etc. as kids, the same age in the series NARUTO, not in NARUTO SHIPPUUDEN. But most of the details of this story are from Shippuuden. I just want to use the young Naruto and others because I find it cuter.

Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto, and I never will.

~Start of Chapter~

Chapter 1 – Hated

"You are a monster! The vessel of the Kyuubi who took numerous lives!"

"Stay away from us, you monster!"

Those were the painful words often bombarded to Naruto, the jinchuuriki of the kyuubi. Yes, it was really painful to him, but he stood strong because he THOUGHT he had FRIENDS that accepted what he is, little did he know that he was just deceived by those people he called FRIENDS.

"GOOD MORNING!" Naruto happily greeted himself right after waking up from a good sleep. He sniffed the morning air and then jumped out of his bed, hyper-actively. He took a bath, dressed himself, took his fortune, and went straight to Ichiraku Ramen for his favorite treat. He ordered several bowls of ramen with different toppings to fill his huge stomach.

"Delicious! Ichiraku ramen is still the best!", he reacted after his last sip of the ramen soup.

"Of course!", the seller (what's his name again?) replied with a smile. Naruto wiped his mouth with the sleeve of his shirt. He took enough money to pay his meal. He lend it to the cook and happily thanked them.

"Arigatou!", he stood up and went back on his way to the office of the hokage. But not later after Naruto's visit to the stall, the sellers stopped their FAKE smiles.

"Dad, I can't believe we're letting that filthy KYUUBI kid eat here in our stall again," the female seller told her dad, as she glared at Naruto walking away.

"Shh. I'm just finding the right timing and place to kill that monster. If we poisoned him right in our stall, we'll easily get caught. I'm planning to kill him in a deserted place so that we will be barely suspected," her dad explained.

Ever since the rumor about Naruto being the jinchuuriki of the kyuubi was spilled and was proven to be true, the people's treatment on Naruto changed drastically. Even his close friends changed their attitudes, and the owners of the Ichiraku Ramen were a few of those.

"I can't wait until that murderer vanish from this world. I can't forgive him, the monster who killed my mother," the girl added as she clenched her fists in anger.

Her dad placed his arms around her, and hugged her tightlly. "Don't worry, my daughter, we'll definitely avenge your mother, my wife," he glared at Naruto.

Little did they know that Naruto was not that far from the stall, that he heard everything they said. Naruto's eyes widened. He froze in shock. He can''t believed that they were also like the other people who views him as the Kyuubi, not as himself. He was teary-eyed that time, and was deeply hurt. He shook his head, trying to remove those painful words he just heard, and then ran away as fast as he could. He ended up in the training grounds. He leaned his back against a log. He slowly sat, and placed his arms around his knees and buried his head between his arms.

Silence followed.

"Why? Them too? Why can't they view me as myself, not as the kyuubi? Why can't they accept me as Naruto, not as the kyuubi? I thought...I thought...," his voice became shaky, but he forced himself not to cry. He clenched his fists in pain, as if his heart was stabbed and was bleeding. He was emotional, but tried hard not to cry.

"Dammit!", he hated himself, since the time he knew he was the vessel of the Kyuubi.

"N-Naruto-kun?", a sweet, innocent voice interrupted Naruto. Naruto lifted his head to see who that was. He was surprise to see a short-haired, white-eyed, fair-skinned, slender girl wearing a long-sleeved coat. She was standing about 2 meters from him. Looking at her, he could see that she was worried for something.

"Hinata?", he called, in a low, gloomy voice.

"N-Naruto-kun? What's wrong with you?", Hinata asked him. She was worried for him. This was the first time she saw him, gloomy.

"E-eh? N-nothing's wrong with me! I'm perfectly fine! Hehehe!", he hastily stood up and faked a laugh, trying to cover up his sadness and depression. He stretched his arms and did jumping jacks, showing her that his perfectly fine.

"Is that so? Then that's good," Hinata was relieved. But she did not know that she was just deceived by him, because she believes in him. She smiled at Naruto.

Their conversation was interrupted by a loud nuisance.

"Oi! Naruto!", Sakura angrily leaped from a tree and landed on the ground, creating a huge impact. The ground cracked and folded. She ran towards Naruto and dragged him through his ear, making him scream in pain.

"S-Sakura-chan," Hinata murmured, felt pity to Naruto.

"Itai! Sakura-chan, what have I done wrong?", he cried. Sakura continued dragging him.

"You're late! Master Tsunade called for team kakashi. We have another mission!", she told him. "We have to hurry!", she jumped into a tree and went straight to the office of the hokage, with the jinchuuriki.

~In the hokage room~

"You're slow," Sasuke arrogantly complained at the two who showed up late. Sakura freed Naruto's ear and hastily bowed her head several times apologizing.

"Gomen, gomen, Sasuke-kun," she said sweetly. "It was all because of this blonde nuisance who made me go through this trouble!", her voice became rough upon talking about Naruto.

"Ehh? A blonde nuisance? That's so harsh, Sakura-chan," Naruto said.

"Shut up!", Sakura told him.

"Whatever," Sasuke said.

The three formed a straight line.

"Naruto! Why are you here? You are not necessary for this mission!", Tsunade, the hokage, told him frankly.

"Eh?", Sakura reacted.


"Remember, you are a jinchuuriki, and akatsuki is on the move! It's dangerous for you, especially when Yamato is not around!" she said in a harsh voice.

He went closer to the hokage and landed his clenched fists on her table hardly. "So what! I can fight without using the kyuubi!" he insisted.

Tsunade stood up angrily. "Shut up! It's easy to say that, but when the situation gets complicated, you can't definitely avoid using the kyuubi's power!" she growled.


"Just give in, you dumb ass," Sasuke provoked him.

"Nandato?", he rushed closer to Sasuke, trying to land a punch, but before he could get any closer to Sasuke, Sakura blocked his way and punched him instead with her monstrous strength, making Naruto fly out of the room..

"AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!", he cried as he flew.

Tsunade cleared her throat. "That should teach him a lesson," she murmured. Kakashi appeared, and upon his appearance, the hokage told them their mission.

Naruto landed hard on the ground, face first. He did not move for a while, then he slowly positioned himself and rubbed his sore forehead.

"That hurts," he murmured. Then he became serious. "I can't join the mission because of being a jinchuuriki. huh?", he told himself. He looked down. "If being a jinchuuriki is like this, then it's like I can't be a ninja on my own, without captain Yamato."

As he spilled what he felt, a weird mark, more like a seal mark, started to cover his entire body.

"Itai! Oh no not again!", he embraced his aching body. The seal was too different from the seal made for the kyuubi. It was unknown for others, only Naruto and HIS DESCENDANTS know what kind of seal it was. He knelt in pain, he tried to fight the seal, it was like a cursed seal, but it was worse than a cursed seal.

"Please, not now! What's happening? I thought this seal I MADE was invulnerable!" he said, still grieving in pain.

"Dammit! I hope no one will know about this!". he murmured, as a weird, powerful, disgusting chakra leaked from his body, chakra that is more powerful than the kyuubi's. It covered his body.

"Dammit! I'll need to strengthen the seal again!", he thought, as he started to make hand seals.

~End Of Chapter~

Now, there it was. What could that seal be? What is that seal for? And what is Naruto's secret?

Stay tuned for the next chapter - Betrayal of Friends.

Thank you and have a nice day!