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Whats up? Sorry I put the Maelstrom of Dojima story on Hiatus but its gotten kinda boring BUT! That's only because in order to follow the story properly I would have to either paraphrase or just copy everything they say and do so what if instead of Naruto leaving Konoha he brings Kazuma and the orphans with them to Konoha and they all become ninja! Right now its just an idea but I may just do it so tell me what you think in the reviews. Oh and updates will not be as frequent as last time. Sowwy Pwease forgive me. (Puppy eye no jutsu)...Your not effected are you...sigh.
Anyway as you read in the summary this is a challenge from reddi wip dino about the spirit of Konoha taking a liking to Naruto. So I hope you enjoy it. And...HAJIME!
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Chapter 1: The most unlikely ally
There was a boy in the village hidden in the leaves. His name was Naruto. He had blonde spiky hair and deep ocean blue eyes with three whisker-like marks on his cheeks. He was currently wearing a horrendous orange jumpsuit that looked like it had been through many fights. Naruto was not having a good day. First he failed the Academy exam...again! That was only because he was sabotaged in every single test. Chuunin exam level written test, spars where the teachers didn't hold back, rusty and bent kunai,etc. Then some demolition expert shinobi decided to blow up his apartment. Not just where he lived but the ENTIRE building itself and the tenants who survived the explosion blamed him, the Kyuubi brat, for the incident. They wanted him to pay in either money...
or his life.
And that's where the village pariah is now, trapped in a dead-end alley surrounded by pissed ninjas and civilians alike calling for his blood.
"ANBU are the elite of the village and boast about them being the greatest in speed and precision and they STILL can't arrive to help me when I need it. I've sent a chakra pulse with as much power as an elite jonin. Where the hell are they?" He thought. Naruto was not a dumb blonde and while he obviously had a long ways to go at being a smart and capable shinobi he did grow suspicious at the fact that the ANBU guarding him actually showed up to save him until the last minute where he was inches away from death. Something was amiss but he couldn't quite comprehend it. His thoughts were interrupted when one of the villagers backhanded him and sent him to the ground.
"I'm talking to you demon! Are you going to submit and let us end your wretched life?" the pink-haired woman demanded. A year ago he would've been terrified. A year ago he would've begged for mercy. A year ago he would've cried but after all these years of beatings, hatred, scorn, and learning about why they hate him. He changed, he was gray as they called it. He would only look out for himself and others he deems precious and not care about what these arrogant bigots thought. Naruto spat in her face.
"Go to hell you loud flat-chested bitch!" She once again backhanded him and pulled out a knife.
"You first!" she cried as she brought the knife down towards his heart. But a kunai came whizzing out of nowhere and knocked the weapon out of her hand. They all turned to see an old man in white robes with multiple shinobis wearing armor and animal masks.
"Enough! ANBU arrest them all!" the ANBU did as they were told while the old man walked up to Naruto with a clearly concerned expressions across his wrinkly features.
"Are you okay Naruto-kun?" he asked. Naruto stood up albeit slowly. He looked at him and answered.
"Yeah I'm fine, just a little bruise." though the bruise itself was half the size of a fist.
"Good, I'll take you to my office to discuss everything." the old man said with a warm smile has he put a hand on Naruto's shoulder and they both disappeared.
Meanwhile in the outskirts of the village.
Something was...different about the village. The atmosphere itself was a combination of depression and anger. Seemingly nowhere a being was thinking
"Unbelievable, he holds back the beast and this is how they treat him. The Yondaime's legacy no less! I've had enough, I've stood idly by and let all this happen, no more! I'm taking matters into my own hands." the being thought. Suddenly, a human sized golden tornado appeared on a nearby hill before it finally dissipated, revealing a gorgeous woman with platinum blonde hair that reached to her shoulders wearing a forest green kimono and wooden clogs. She had bright blue eyes and she didn't look very happy.
"It's time to show what Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze is capable of!" she said in an almost angelic feminine voice before slowly fading from existence.
Later at the Sandaime's office
"..and that's when you showed up Oji-san." Naruto finally finished his explanation. The Sandaime sighed, this cost lives, money, and homes. The civilian council will be calling for his execution.
"Well Naruto-kun I'm not sure what to do at this moment. I'll do my best to find you a knew home and quell the council." the aged Hokage said. Once again Naruto was left out on the streets. He knew the villagers needed to vent some frustration and grief out on Naruto but they would always physically hurt him and this was continuing for 11 years. This was going WAY too far, how long could these people hold a grudge? Each time Naruto got injured or insulted he could see a little bit of him die. Sarutobi was fearing for his sanity and it seemed he shut himself off from the rest of the world aside from a few others. He know longer would spew about how he would become Hokage to gain recognition and acceptance. Naruto frowned.
"I guess its okay Oji-san." was all he could really say. He had nowhere to live, if he slept outside then he would be an open target to all the idiots. Meanwhile the Sandaime was searching for something in his desk.
"I think-Ah yes here it is." he pulled out a small scroll with the kanji for "Key" on it. "There is an old home on the outskirts of the village here is the key." Hiruzen explained opening it while making a few hand signs before slamming his palm on the seal. A small cloud appeared before disappearing revealing a traditional key. "Here take this and put in the lock at the front of the building." Naruto nodded and grabbed the key before putting it in his pocket.
"Thanks Oji-san." Naruto said before leaving the room but has he was about to the close the door he said something that sent a chill up the professor's spine. "I still don't understand why you would sacrifice your life for these monsters." he said as he calmly closed the door. The Hokage had a shocked look on his face before he sat back in his chair and sighed.
"Minato...I hope you can forgive me."
At the old home
Naruto soon reached the home and it was fairly impressive. There was a large wooden fence nearly four stories tall surrounding the building with an arched gate at the front with the design of two tigers in a lunging position facing symmetrical to each other. Naruto headed to the front and pulled out the key and slid it into the keyhole and then turned it. To his shock the key disintegrated in his hands. Before Naruto could utter a word the gate creaked open to reveal three pagodas in one row. The one in the middle was four stories while the other two were three stories tall. They all had designs of tigers on the dark orange roofs and outer walls. There were tall trees around them as if someone had placed these structures right in the middle of the forest.
"Man Oji-san couldn't of given me this right away. It's a safe distance away from the village." he said awed but somewhat pissed. He was so caught up in his new home that he never noticed the figure approaching him.
"He should of since it's your birthright." a female voice said startling poor Naruto. He turned around to see a young rather attractive woman with blonde hair in a green kimono wearing wooden clogs. She didn't seem to be a threat so he merely grinned and rubbed the back of his head sheepishly.
"Uh sorry didn't see you there, who are you anyway?" the woman merely giggled before saying
"Just call me Kasumi, I'll explain everything inside." she said before heading down the cobble stone path toward the main building. Naruto nodded and followed her.
Kasumi and Naruto were now sitting on a couch in what seemed to be the living room. There was a window to their left and a rather large wood dining table with eight chairs. The couch they were sitting on was a black leather couch with a small coffee table in front. Beyond that was some strange big black rectangle hanging on the wall. The room itself had basic light blue drywall and dark brown wood flooring. After taking a good look around Naruto finally turned to Kasumi.
"So you were saying this is my birthright?" Kasumi nodded.
"Yes, this is your parents old home." Naruto's eyes widened.
"This is the Namikaze estates?" Now Kasumi widened her eyes.
"You knew who they were?" Kasumi questioned. Naruto gave a brief nod before saying.
"Yeah, the Kyuubi told me about my parents and obviously why I was...well still hated." Kasumi was shocked greatly at hearing this.
"H-How can you-" she began but Naruto raised his hand dismissively.
"Le me explain." he began.
Naruto no older that 10 woke up in a dark and dank sewer. He stood up and looked around. The water was up to his knees and there was very little light.
"A sewer? Well that's new." he said sarcastically at the variety of punishment by the villagers.
"Come to me kit." The new almost demonic voice startled him, but he could feel the voice filled was filled with authority and...comfort? So he decided to tread forward in the murky waters following the source. After what seemed like hours he finally reach a HUGE gate nearly twice as big as the village enter/exit gate. There seemed to be nothing there until giant blood red eyes opened and then lowered its gaze to the boy. A large toothy fanged grin spread across it's invisible face. The creature than spoke.
"Good to see you finally arrived." Naruto looked at the creature in suprise and asked.
"Who are you and where am I? This place is dark and slimy and looks like it goes on forever. Its like looking up Paris Hilton's skirt."
"Bu-zing" the figure replied. He liked this kid. "Anyway your in your mindscape and I'm..." he stepped forward revealing him to be a giant crimson furred fox with nine tails swishing back and forth behind him. The fox puffed out his chest. "The Great Kyuubi no Kitsune!" he proudly proclaimed though Naruto looked unimpressed.
"Although it seemed the great demon is trapped behind a cage." The demon fox spat out it's air and growled.
"Watch what you say brat, I may be sealed away but I can still kill you." he threatened but Naruto smirked.
"I'd like to see you try." he said smugly. The great fox roared before lunging at him with both claws extended pass the bars.
Only for his claws to stop just outside out of his reach. Kyuubi lowered his arms and said.
"Alright what the fuck is this shit...don't move! I'll get you eventually..." Kyuub raised its arms again and tried to reach him but to no avail.
"Hghh! So close, so close!" Naruto raised an eyebrow and folded his arms.
"Done yet?" he asked and the demon sighed and lowered his arms
"Good, and to answer your question I'm pretty sure its the seal." he said as he pointed at said seal.
"You don't seem very surprised about this." he said genuinely curious. Naruto just shrugged.
"After all I've been through nothing really does surprise me." Kyuubi raised an eyebrow
"Aren't you wondering why I'm here." Naruto put a finger to his chin.
"Well since your here and mentioned the word seal I'm guessing the Yondaime sacrificed his life sealing you into me instead of killing you and since I look like him I'm guessing I must be related to him" Kyuubi sweat dropped, when you put it that way it did sound a little simple. Regaining his composure he spoke.
"Uh yeah your his son and-" he was about to continue but he saw Naruto walk away."Wait! Where are you going?"
"Bed, I'm sleepy."
"But aren't you interested in learning more?"
"Can I at least set up a mental link?"
"Sure" he said as he exited his mind scape.
Naruto finally finished and Kasumi just blinked.
"Wow I didn't expect a meeting like that." she said. She was expecting him to be terrified about the meeting. And with learning he was the son of the Yondaime he should have gone either GAGA or get really pissed and renounce his name or something.
"I am known for being unpredictable." he said although he wish it wasn't Konoha number one hyperactive knucklehead blonde. "Well now that story time is over why are you here?" Kasumi cleared her throat and said.
"I've taken a liking to you and I'm hear to train you."
And...done. What do you think? Good first chapter? I'm sick or reading story among story of him feeling all proud or completely pissed off and shit about his heritage. He just wanted to know who they were and if they loved him, that's it! Anyway I hope you enjoy this chapter.
Next time: The training begins and an enemy arises!
R&R JA NE