Vanex: Hello all! Here is a new story! It's going to be an interesting experience with this one, considering it isn't my original idea. Credit goes to Mystic 6 tailed Naruto, for issuing the challenge.
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto.
Everyone in Konoha knows the story of October 10, the day the Kyubi attacked Konoha. The story says that the Fourth Hokage faced down and defeated the demon. That story is told to the kids. The adults know that the Fourth had no choice but to seal it in a human host. The civilian adults and some of the ninja adults ignore this and believe the Fourth trapped the Kyubi in a human form, so the host is the demon. The remaining ninja adults know better. The host and the demon are two separate entities forced to share a body. Even less people, including the Third Hokage, know that the boy is the son of the Fourth. However, the story was still inaccurate. There were details kept from everyone. The true story is only known by Danzo, Orochimaru, Kabuto, and Orochimaru's new apprentice.
Kushina cries out in pain."Minato, I'm going to rip your head off for doing this to me!"
"Push, Kushina! Push!" yells Biwako Sarutobi.
"I'm pushing, damn it!"
"We're almost there! Hold the seal, Minato!"
Suddenly, the crying of an infant is heard.
Biwako smiles. "He's a healthy baby boy."
She brings the infant over to Kushina, who looks at him lovingly. "Naruto. I finally get to see you."
Minato smiles at the scene, but the smile soon fades."Shit! The seal's breaking! I can't hold it! Get clear everyone!"
Beams of red energy are expelled from Kushina's body. They come together to form a giant fox with nine, flowing tails. "Free at last! Now I can take my revenge against that pathetic village!"
The Kyubi turns away and charges off in the direction of Konoha. Minato stumbles out of the ruins. "Damn it. Kushina? Are you okay?"
"I'm fine." Minato pushes aside some rubble and finds an injured Kushina. "Gotta love Uzumaki vitality. Where's Naruto?"
Minato turns to the sound of crying. He uses the Rasengan to destroy more rubble and finds Biwako, who shielded Naruto from the Kyubi's release. He checks her pulse. "She's dead. Naruto's fine though."
Kushina holds her arms out for Naruto. "Give me my son."
"I can't do that."
Kushina is surprised. Minato is denying her their son? "Why not?"
"The Kyubi is going to destroy Konoha if I don't stop him."
"I'll just pull the Kyubi back into my body. Doing this will destroy both him and me, but the threat will be gone forever."
"With the Kyubi gone, we'll be at a major disadvantage to the others villages. They all have jinchuriki of their own. If they learn of our losing the Kyubi, they will destroy us. I need to create a new jinchuriki."
Understanding dawns on Kushina. "You plan to make our son the new host? You care about power more than our own son? The life of a jinchuriki is one filled with hatred and misery. I should know! I won't let you condemn our son to a life of hell!"
"You can't stop me, Kushina. Your body is too weak right now. All I can hope is that you will realize that in this world, power is all that matters. Besides, all I have to do is request that the villagers treat Naruto like a hero and they will obey. Forgive me, but I will do what is the right thing to do." Minato disappears in a yellow flash.
"Damn it, Minato. Have you been hiding this side of you from me? I thought you were a wonderful man, but you just showed me appearances can be deceiving. I've got to stop the sealing." Kushina struggles to get up, but someone knocks her out from behind.
"I can't let you interfere with the Fourth Hokage creating my new weapon."
Minato appears next to Hiruzen Sarutobi.
"Minato, what happened? The Kyubi is attacking!"
"The seal failed. Biwako is dead and Kushina is injured. Get a medical team to her. As for the Kyubi, I'm going to seal it inside Naruto. The result will include my death. Until Konoha can find a Fifth Hokage, I ask you to retake the seat."
"Of course, Minato."
"I have one final request. I wish that Naruto is treated as a hero for being the prison of the demon and that he will also become a loyal Konoha ninja."
"I will see to it. Goodbye, Minato."
Minato flashes to the Kyubi. Hiruzen turns away. "Anbu! The Fourth Hokage will not survive this night. Go retrieve his wife, Kushina, from the remains of their hideout."
Danzo and one of his Root agents, who is holding the unconscious Kushina, arrive in a clearing, where a certain rogue shinobi stands, watching the Kyuubi's assault on Konoha.
"What is it that you want, Danzo?"
"The Kyubi has attacked us."
"I know that! That's why I'm here. I want to see if he will succeed in destroying Konoha."
"He won't. The Fourth is going to seal the demon into a human host. This woman is a threat to my plans for the host. I'm giving her to you. She can be one of your experiments or whatever. I just want her out of the way."
"Who is she?"
"Kushina Uzumaki, the Fourth's wife."
"Interesting. Very well, I'll take her off your hands."
"Thank you Orochimaru. Now if you excuse me, I have to try to usurp the title of Hokage for myself."
Danzo's Root agent gives the unconscious Kushina to Orochimaru, then both he and Danzo depart. Orochimaru smiles. "Kushina Uzumaki, eh? I think I have better plans for you than using you in an experiment."
"Sir, we couldn't find Kushina anywhere in the hideout."
Hiruzen is surprised."What? Why would she abandon her son? Search the surrounding area."
"What about the Kyubi?"
"The Fourth has that under control. Start searching!"
The ANBU head off. Hiruzen stares off in the direction they went. 'Where are you, Kushina? Please still be alive.'
Kushina groans and opens her eyes."Where am I?"
"Welcome to one of my hideouts, Kushina Uzumaki."
Kushina turns to see a face everyone in Konoha knows well."Orochimaru! Why did you kidnap me?"
"I didn't kidnap you, Kushina."
"Ha! Like I'd believe that."
"Believe it or not, people of Konoha gave you to me."
"What? That's ridiculous!"
"It's true. They said that you would interfere in their plans for using the new Kyuubi host as a weapon to increase their power."
Kushina starts to answer back to him, but stops. She remembers what Minato said to her. "It's true? They're going to turn my son into a weapon?"
"The boy I gave birth to not to long ago."
"The Fourth used your son. Interesting." Orochimaru grins. 'This is perfect. This could be the motivation that will get her to see things my way.'
"Oh, my god. Naruto! I've got to get back and get him."
"It's too late. The sealing is complete. Besides, they won't let you back in Konoha."
"You're a threat to their plans. They would sooner destroy you."
"But, my son."
"Don't worry. I have a spy in Konoha. He will keep an eye on Naruto."
"What are you going to do with me? Am I going to be one of your experiments?"
"On the contrary, I have bigger plans for you."
"I'm sick, Kushina. It's an illness that will eventually claim my life. There is no cure."
"What does that have to do with me?"
"I've been trying to find a way to escape my sickness, but all my attempts have failed. I want to pass on my knowledge to someone. I want a successor."
"Yes, you Kushina. You have great potential."
Kushina is skeptical. "Why not your former apprentice, Anko? She could have been your successor, but you abandoned her."
"Actually, I didn't abandon her. She left willingly."
"Then why did you erase her memories?"
Orochimaru shrugs."To see if she would develop enough hatred to use her curse mark. Suffice it to say, she hasn't."
"Why should I take your offer?"
"I plan on building a new village. A village for people with great and unique potential. When I die, you will become their new leader. You'll have access to all my resources and research materials. Also, I will teach you all my abilities and techniques."
Kushina is hesitant."I don't know."
"Consider this as well. You'll have the resources and power you need to get your son back."
Kushina is silent.
"I'll give you time to think about my offer. I hope you make the right decision."
Orochimaru leaves the room. Kushina just sits there, thinking.
Vanex: Wow, my first prologue that isn't short. It's the end of the world! Run and hide! Okay, seriously now, before I'm asked, Minato is an asshole for the simple reason to make Kushina joining Orochimaru more believable. See you all next time!