Chapter 2: The Start of a New Path
By: Terror of the Azure Flame
I don't own Naruto despite how much I really want to Kishimoto does but Ocs and original techniques belong to me or any other author that I may borrow them from. If I did own Naruto then, this is one of my ideas of how it should've gone in the first place with the focus of the story being Naruto actually being strong and smart instead of a clueless weakling.
At an early age Naruto loses his right eye and left arm in an attack by the villagers leaving him with a new outlook on life. In an act of unexpected kindness he is gifted with a demonic arm and eye to replace them by the Kyuubi no Youko as well as a bloodline and Naruto will unleash his rage upon the shinobi world. A storm is approaching the shinobi world and Naruto is at the very center and all will fall before his might. This story shall be a semi/dark, strong, bloodline wielding Naruto harem fic with character bashing.
"Talking" normal talk
'Thinking' normal thinking
"Blah!" Bijuu/summon talking
"Blah!" Bijuu/ summon thinking
Hiruzen Sarutobi appeared within his office first with Kakashi escorting Naruto along with Tenzo, Yuugao, and their Anbu squads appearing soon after. With a single motion of his hand, the remaining Anbu took up stations around and outside of his office to keep watch leaving only their squad captains with the Hokage and the transformed blond. The elderly kage quickly activated the privacy seals that were placed in the office having been installed by Minato to ensure that no one outside of the office could listen in any important matters that didn't need to reach the public knowledge. Hiruzen could see that Naruto was currently on guard and realized that the attack by the villagers may have destroyed whatever bonds he and the others present in the room had with the blond because of their misconceptions of the young Uzumaki. He took a moment to look over Naruto's new form and had to admit that even though he was only a child he did strike a rather imposing figure. His left arm was the first thing that would draw anyone's attention since the red flesh and various bone-like protrusions on his hand and forearm was a vast contrast to the rest of his small body while his mismatched eyes would stand out as well while the eye also seemed to have an hypnotic effect if one stared at the slowly revolving rings for a set amount of time. He was suddenly drawn from his silent observation when Naruto suddenly spoke with his voice laced with mirth.
"I wouldn't suggest staring into my eye for too long if I were you, jiji." Naruto said with an amused expression.
"Sorry about that but I was just taking in your new appearance. Could you please tell me what happened to you after I left you earlier and what is the reason for your body is the reason is the way it is?" Sarutobi asked.
"Well after you left I went back to my apartment and locked the door like you always tell me to do and was just messing around my apartment as I celebrated my birthday by myself. Eventually, I got bored and thought that I should go to bed earlier that I usually did and that was what I did but I was startled away when I heard my door being banged on. I panicked and quickly climbed out of my window and used the pipe next to it to shimmy down to the ground and took off running when I heard people shouting at me. I was sticking to the alleys so that I could stay as far from the festival as possible but all of the noise that the people chasing me caused me people to join them including some Shinobi from what I could see whenever I looked behind me. I decided to run to the gates since I knew that Izumo and Kotetsu were on duty and that whenever a mob chased me they would stop them but when I was almost to the gates some Shinobi appeared in front of me forcing me to duck into a nearby alley." Naruto grimaced as her recalled the events that followed. "It was my rotten luck that it turned out to be a dead end and I was trapped while they kept calling me a demon and saying they would finish what the Yondaime started. They started beating on me to the point that I had pretty much about to pass out but they wouldn't let me when two of the ninjas picked me up and pinned me to wall when they stabbed a sword like the Anbu carry in each arm to hold me up. They continued to beat on me for a bit more when another Shinobi took a kunai and stabbed me in the eye then, another one took his sword and sliced my arm off causing me to black out from the pain. I suddenly found myself in some sort of sewer and thought they had thrown me there to get rid of my body but I was confused since I still had my arm and eye. I saw the sewer had three different type of pipes with the biggest ones glowing red, the second size glowing blue, and the smallest ones glowing purplish-white but I didn't get to wonder about them when I suddenly heard breathing and followed the sound until I came to a giant set of gates with a piece of paper on it." A small smile graced his features. "That was when I met Kyuubi-chan and she explained to me who she was, why I was there, and made the offer to give me back my eye and arm which after a bit or hesitation on my part I accepted. After that I woke back up and was engulfed in red chakra which gave me back my eye and arm before basically told the mob that I was going to kill them for trying to kill me and they attacked so I defended myself. I had only just started using my new gifts when you and the others appeared and you know what happened from there." Naruto said then, frowned. "I just want to know when you were going to let me know that Kyuubi-chan was stuck inside of my gut in the first place or if you were ever planning to."
He had purposely mentioned Kyuubi and added the chan to her name to see how everyone would react to his suddenly close relationship with his inner Bijuu. He became even more amused when he saw how his jiji tense at the mention of Kyuubi and knew that Kakashi, Tenzo, and Yuugao as well as the hidden Anbu had did so as well. It was funny to him since they had never thought it would've been smart to inform him of the fact that he was a jinchuuriki in the first place and he wondered if they ever planned on telling him or letting him remain ignorant to the fact. Now that they knew he had knowledge of his burden he could easily tell that they were prepared to take him down if it seemed like she was going to escape or take control of his body. He was going to enjoy guilt tripping the old kage a bit for always lying to him whenever he asked why people treated him so harshly before but would never tell him. He knew that it was being a bit petty but for the hell he had to endure for the last couple of years he felt that he had the right to be a bit petty if he wanted to.
"I'm sorry for not telling you for your burden but certain circumstances for me to handle things differently from how I originally wanted to. Once I retook the Hokage seat after the sealing I did as the Yondaime had asked of me and proclaimed you as a hero to the village for containing the Kyuubi and preventing it from destroying the village with the belief that they would accept you. I was unprepared for the backlash of that decision since at the time they were still recovering from the loss of their love ones and they were instantly calling for your execution believing that the Yondaime had simply turned Kyuubi into an infant so that they could kill it. It was because of this that I placed a law stating that no one was to tell you or your generation and those that followed of your burden and that any harm that befell you would be punished but even with the threat of death their hate for Kyuubi was too strong and they continued to treat you as if you were the Kyuubi instead. I could understand the hate of the civilians but I had at least hoped that my own Shinobi would've realized the difference between a kunai and its holster but once again I found my hope shattered. With so many calling for you blood I was fortunate to have Inu, Neko, Tora, and their squads having enough faith in the Yondaime's skill to come to your protection and that was why I had them watch over you. I wanted to allow you to grow up with as a normal child with the chance to make friends with those of around your age but even though parents couldn't tell their children of your burden they still made sure their children wouldn't interact with you. This was why you were forced to be isolated from your peers with only people like the Ichiraku's able to see you for the child that you really are instead of the demon." Sarutobi said.
"Yeah, I've kinda heard a good bit of that from Kyuubi-chan since she's been able to see and hear what goes on outside of the seal ever since she was first stuck in my gut so I can't really blame you for having faith in the villagers to do the right thing. You are the Hokage after all so what kinda leader would you expect to be if you didn't try to see the good in the people that you have sworn to protect. I just want to know whether you were ever planning on telling me about Kyuubi-chan or were you going to let me remain ignorant until something else bad happened that would've caused me to meet her. Also, she says that if you don't stop referring to her as an it there will be consequences and let me warn I'm only six years old so I'm really impressionable right now and I don't think you want me to pick up on the ways she's talking about torturing you for being a sexist pig. She really hates how everyone seems to automatically assume that just because she is the strongest of the Bijuu that she's supposed to be a guy and that women can't be viewed as strong as well." Naruto said with a strange look on his face he listened to her rants.
Sarutobi winced at that. "Tell her that I apologize for my misconception of her gender and since you were able to tell me that so quickly I can assume that she is also able to speak to you in addition to being able to see and hear what you do. Does she plan on taking over or trying to escape so that she can continue trying to destroy the village for imprisoning her?"
Naruto shook his head. "No, she has already assured me that she doesn't have any plans to do anything like that since if she wanted to escape all she had to do is let me die which would've sent both us to hell or Makai as she calls it. I would've been stuck down there while she would've just returned in ten years since when a Bijuu dies when contained they must remain in Makai one year for each of their tails plus an additional year for their body to reform before coming back. She already said that she gave me this new arm and eye is because I have certain qualities that she finds admirable and wants to see how strong I can become if given the chance to actually grow. I realize that even though she's supposed to be a demon she really doesn't seem to be all that evil."
'That is similar to what Mito-sama and Kushina said about the Kyuubi when they were its jinchuuriki and stated that although she only seemed to appear when they were was an abundance of hate and malice in an area that wasn't the source of her power. I'm just shocked that they neither of them ever mentioned that Kyuubi was female but I also understand that neither of them ever really interacted with Kyuubi so they probably wouldn't have known.' Sarutobi thought.
"I will admit that despite your assurances that she won't attempt anything you will have to understand that I am still a bit wary of her since she did attack the village six years ago with the intent to destroy it. I'm quite sure that the Yondaime probably took precautions so that nothing like that can happen but if the seal allowed her to give you a new arm and eye there is no telling what else it would allow her to do." Sarutobi said.
Naruto seemed to space out for a moment before focusing back on the Sandaime. "Kyuubi-chan says that she understands that after her actions on that night would cause some mistrust but that isn't a concern to her. Her only priority right now is to make sure that I become strong so that if I ever face any of the other jinchuuriki that I don't have my butt handed to me which would be an embarrassment to her since she's sealed inside me."
Sarutobi nodded. "I would assume that she would consider that an embarrassment since technically you are representing her but I don't want you to become involving in some little Bijuu feud because of her pride to be known as the strongest. If necessary I will have my student return to make adjustments to the seal so that she is unable to influence you at all if it means that you remain out of harm's way."
Naruto was silent for another moment before sighing as he closed his eyes. "Kyuubi-chan says this is why the Bijuu all look down upon humans in the first place since they are so quick to judge them as evil even when they are showing kindness. She says just because we humans possess the ability to seal away a Bijuu inside of a human to create a jinchuuriki many have grown arrogant in their belief that they can overcome any adversity. If she had really wanted to destroy our village then, she says she could've use an attack known a Bijuudama (Tailed-Beast Ball) or as she has come to call it Imari (Menacing Ball) that would've been more than enough to wipe Konoha off the map if she was in her right mind." The transformed blond shook his head. "I'm starting to see why Kyuubi-chan is always seeing humans as ignorant because all we seem to do is think of ourselves as the superior race compared to beings like her. If it wasn't for the fact that she seemed to make me smarter when she was working on repairing my body I probably wouldn't be able to understand half what she's ranting about right now."
Sarutobi grimaced. "I'm not trying to offend her in any fashion but I must think of the safety of my village as well and if she is to pose any sort of threat to you or the villagers I am willing to take precautions to prevent such an event from taking place."
"Yeah, I've already figured that since I could tell back in the alley that you and the others were ready to attack me if you thought that I was under her control even if it meant my life in the process. She says that due to the nature of the seal that if I was temporarily incapacitated that she could take over my body to protect me until I regained consciousness so that I could defend myself again. Now if that would've been the case when I was attacked earlier then she would've killed you and everyone else since she says that despite the fact she is sealed inside me she is still powerful enough to protect my body from harm with the amount of her power my body is safely able to channel at the moment." Naruto said then, opened his eyes when he felt everyone tense at his words. "I'm going to have to ask you to stop pissing her off Jiji since you're not the one having to deal with the headaches that it causes when she yells about how stupid we pathetic flea-ridden hairless monkeys are. Despite what you and everyone else seems to think so far it only seems she has a genuine interest in making sure that I'm protected and properly taught that's why she has given me a new arm and eye in the first place. I haven't really had too many people that really care about me as Naruto Uzumaki and even if she is only doing it to defend her reputation as the strongest Bijuu I'm still grateful for her concern even if she is a demon. It is not my fault that no one can let go of their feelings of loss and move on with their lives but instead they choose to make me the village pariah and treat me worse than a traitor but she sees me as a person and for that I am truly grateful."
Sarutobi sighed, heavily. "I am afraid that I've been caught up in the events of the past as well and for a moment began to regard you as the villagers have been constantly doing and for day I am sorry, Naruto-kun. I will also try to be more trusting of Kyuubi-san as well as long as long as she seems to be helping you with good intentions then; I will allow your relationship with her to progress."
Kakashi spoke up for the first time. "Are you sure that is wise, Hokage-sama? The Kyuubi is a demon as well as being a kitsune and legends have always portrayed them as tricksters and masters of illusions. Perhaps this is merely a ruse to get Naruto-kun to trust her enough to the point that she could manipulate him into do whatever she wanted him to do since he will be loyal to her. We can't be completely sure that whatever she did to him hasn't already instilled a sense of loyalty to him and if she is allowed to continue she may be just so he can eventually turn against us."
Various murmurs of agreement sounded from the rest of the gathered Anbu and Hiruzen had to sigh once again as he noticed the glare on the face of the six-year old blonde that was being directed at the Inu-masked Anbu. Naruto was about to defend the Kyuubi once again when her tantalizing voice once again drew his attention as she made a request of him.
'Naruto-kun, allow me to take over for a moment so that I can explain to these ignorant ningen what my plans for your future are?' Kyuubi requested.
Naruto nodded and everyone's attention was drawn to him when the boy was surrounded by a red outline for a moment as the whisker marks on his cheeks thickened as his eyes became red with slits for pupils. The glow resided after a few seconds before Naruto was engulfed in smoke before it faded to reveal the human form of the Kyuubi no Youko that Naruto had witnessed earlier in his mindscape. Every male in the room was shocked by the beauty of the woman that now stood in Naruto's place and were drooling at the sight while the female Anbu found couldn't help but become jealous of the red-haired beauty. However, the shock quickly faded as they realized what had occurred with many reaching for their weapons when the woman spoke in a beautifully, tantalizing voice that was soothing to their ears.
"I would suggest that you remove your hands from your weapons and relax for the time being. I really don't want to harm the ones that I know have seen to the safety of my vessel to the best of their abilities but if you attack me I will kill you even if Naruto-kun hates me afterwards since I will not allow any more harm to befall him at the hands of anyone in this village." Kyuubi said as she narrowed her eyes at the gathered ninja.
Hiruzen realized that she was indeed a threat as did everyone else in the room as they could feel her power at the moment and even with it heavily restrained by the Shiki Fujin it was still close to the level of a Kage. The elderly kage could already tell that if she were to suddenly attack that only he would be able to stand up to her for a short time before he would eventually fall since he could also sense more raw power that was still being suppressed.
"Everyone, stand down! I believe Kyuubi-san has decided to grace us with her presence since she wishes to speak and I don't want any signs of hostilities on our part or her own for the moment." Sarutobi ordered.
The assembled ninja were hesitant to do as ordered but a quick blast of killing intent to get his point across and all of the Anbu had holstered their weapons though they continued to remain on guard. Kyuubi smiled at this before returning her gaze back to Hiruzen who was glaring at the human kitsune causing her smile to widen even more as if to taunt him and it took all of his restraint not to respond to the obvious bait.
"I want to assume that Naruto-kun has allowed this to happen so I would like to know what is it that you want?" Sarutobi asked.
Kyuubi nodded. "I merely wished to make my intentions for Naruto-kun clear without having to rely on him to relay my messages. I can't hold this form for very long since it will become harmful to the kit after a while so I will be brief. I can tell you wanted to know what I have done to Naruto-kun other than the obvious and I will explain that as well as what other things I have planned for him."
Sarutobi nodded as he retrieved his pipe and lit it since he had a feeling it would be of use in a moment. "You may proceed."
Kyuubi grinned. "You are lucky that the kit considers you important since I am not fond of being ordered around by a human and don't think that the threat of sealing me off from him will work against me either since I will still help him indirectly if need be. However, I am not here to get into some silly argument so I will get straight to the point of why I am doing this. Quite simply I have improved Naruto-kun's body to the most optimal performance that is required for a Shinobi with some of his senses such as smell being enhanced as well to be on par with my own. I had to recondition his body due to the fact the since the only source of food he was able to eat was ramen so he is rather undersized for a child of his age. He is now faster, stronger, better reflexes and even smarter since I imparted some basic knowledge upon him so that he isn't completely socially inept as he was before. You have already seen one of the abilities of the new arm that I have given him in the form of the bone-like metal blade that I was able to create by combining the iron in his body with his bone structure to form it. Before you comment the blade is separate from his original bone structure and more is created through the use of chakra to make it longer as well as sharper. Also, the bone-like protrusions on his hands are actually smaller blades that can be lengthened into blade claws through the application of chakra in that area. The arm is far more resilient to damage since the flesh of his arm is of similar endurance of the blade which is more than capable of slicing through most weapons though I will have him test the endurance of his arm once I begin his training."
Kyuubi paused as she allowed all of those gathered to absorb what she had told them so far. Her piercing crimson gaze caught the various expressions that flittered across the face of the Sandaime and could tell that he was thinking of how much stronger Naruto would be. She could also tell that he was thinking of how to make sure Naruto's abilities would remain in the village and this caused her to mentally grin knowing she would deal with that later.
After another few seconds, Kyuubi spoke again regaining their attention. "The eye is capable of countering one of the main weaknesses of many jinchuuriki which is genjutsu due to their large chakra reserves which if untrained is next to impossible to control but his new eye has an ingrain ability to neutralize most genjutsu that is placed upon him. The eye which is actually a Doujutsu that I created but have yet to give a name for since it is actually the combination of the Hyuga's Byakugan and the Uchiha's Sharingan since I was able to analyze both over the years since I've encountered a few over the years when I was unsealed. The Doujutsu also has the added ability of using the second level of the Sharingan known as the Mangekyou Sharingan however I had to remove a certain flaw of this advanced level that caused a loss of sight with prolonged use of the techniques that it granted the user. In a way you can say that I am overpowering the kit but I decided that if I was going to improve him then, why not take it to the extreme level. This by no means will make him invincible since I am quite aware that with any form of power their will eventually be away to either neutralize it or counter it. Also, the abilities of the eye will place a heavy mental strain as well as being chakra draining since I couldn't make the two different Doujutsu completely compatible with him since it is only around eighty percent ingrained with his DNA which will allow it to be passed onto his offspring with the same weakness unless he mates with someone whose blood his able to counter the weakness of his new Doujutsu. I have also given him an additional kekkai genkai that is known as Jinton which gives the user high-speed movement that is superior to the shunshin that many use since it doesn't really have a lag time in some instances when it is used. I acquired the DNA for this particular kekkai genkai when I fought against a user of it a about a century or so ago and kept the knowledge of it for some reason and decided to put it to use in Naruto-kun."
Hiruzen and the others could only gape at the Kyuubi as the realized the ramifications of what she had just told them of what she had done to Naruto. The feat of combining the ability of the Byakugan which allowed the user to see through objects, view the tenketsu of the human body, and granted almost perfect 360 degree vision with the Sharingan's ability to copy Gen, Nin, and Taijutsu with a mere glance with the added of ability of precognition and hypnotic suggestions made for quite a terrifying Doujutsu that many would love to get their hands on. He already knew that Fugaku would call for the death of Naruto while he was still unsure as to how Hiashi would react to learning the Naruto was capable of replicating the abilities of their clans Doujutsu that made the Hyuga and the Uchiha famous over the years. Add in the ability of his new arm, Jinton, and his abilities as a jinchuuriki and Naruto was quite a force to be reckoned with.
Sarutobi took a puff of his pipe before speaking. "I have to admit that you did take it to the extreme when you decided to make your improvements of Naruto-kun and I can't say that I am surprised since I have heard of other jinchuuriki being granted abilities by their Bijuu. One such example being a previous jinchuuriki of the Ichibi no Shukaku being able to use Satetsu (Iron Sand) Kekkai Genkai that was exclusive to the Sandaime Kazekage in addition to a mastery over sand and possibly Fuuton jutsu. I am guessing that you will be able to train him in ninja arts as well since you mentioned that you will be training him."
"Yes, I will be able to train him in your human arts since I have been around for quite some time and I have taken the form you see before you out of boredom a few times over the centuries and learned about your ways of using chakra. Although, I can already make a guess that you would like one of your own to help train him as well so that you have an idea as to how he develops, am I correct?" Kyuubi said.
Sarutobi nodded. "Yes, I would like to make sure Naruto-kun is taught the ideals that all Konoha ninja are taught and that his training is supervised whenever he is not training with you since due to his recent changes he won't be able to attend the academy without having being labeled as an outcast by his peers and the instructors. If any of the villagers were to see Naruto in his current form then, they will believe that the seal has broken and you have taken over his body."
Kyuubi smiled as she made a dismissive wave. "You needn't worry about such a minor detail since I already have that covered since I don't need your ignorant villagers calling for the kits blood even if it means that he would have to cut them down if they attacked him. He has also received the gift of kitsune illusions from me which are in fact true transformations unlike the simple henge that you use and he could easily hide his new gifts by changing his form as he sees fit but it will require his concentration to do so but I am able to do so for him until it becomes second nature to him."
"You seem to have thought up a plan for any uncertainties that may occur and I can see that you are genuine in your willingness to help Naruto-kun grow strong." Sarutobi said then, turned his gaze to Kakashi. "Kakashi, I am doing what I should've done from the beginning when you asked to watch over Naruto and allow you to resign from the Anbu to become his legal guardian until he graduates from the academy and becomes a genin. If required you may become his jounin sensei since you are the only one outside of the Uchiha clan that possesses a sharingan and will help with teaching him how to use it if he requires further instruction after he graduates."
Kakashi nodded. "Thank you and I will train him to the best of my abilities, Hokage-sama."
"That will be very convenient since until I teach Naruto-kun a specific oni-jutsu that will allow him to mold a body for me that I can place my soul into I will only able to train him in his mindscape. I will teach him this jutsu once he has reached level of proficiency with my training and that of Kakashi-san were I will take him to the next level. With him having to attend academy as well as receive training from the two of us he will be one of your stronger genin with few that will possibly be able to match him." Kyuubi said.
Sarutobi nodded once again before addressing his ninja. "No one is to breath a word of what was said in this office tonight or they will be punished. The knowledge of Naruto's new kekkai Genkai is an s-rank secret of the Uzumaki clan and cannot be released to the public without my consent or Naruto-kun's. Is that understood?" A chorus of 'hai' was his answer. "Very well you are all dismissed."
All of the assembled ninja vanished in puffs of smoke signifying the use of shunshin leaving Hiruzen alone with the crimson-haired beauty. Hiruzen was about to ask if there was anything else she wanted to discuss with him when she suddenly glared at him catching him off guard and putting him on edge.
"I would also like to let you know that I will be informing Naruto-kun about his parents as well as his lineage since you haven't done so as of yet. I will not allow him to remain ignorant of the ones that brought him into this world and since both of my previous containers were from his family I will tell him what he needs to know if he is to truly grow strong and uphold the legacy of Konoha's Kiiroi Senkou and Aki Shi." Kyuubi said.
Sarutobi paled as he realized the implications of what would happen. "I have no idea how you would know such things but I would like to ask that you reconsider telling Naruto such information at such a young age. The reason why I kept such knowledge away from him since both of his parents had many enemies outside as well as inside of the village with those inside being members of the Konoha council. Plus, Iwa is still sore about their loss at the hands of Minato during the last Shinobi war as well the blows that Kushina dealt them as well and would attempt to kill Naruto solely because of the fact that he is his son. I already have enough attempts on his life within the village walls and I don't want to have to deal with any attempts from outside as well."
Kyuubi smirked. "Do you really think I care about some grudge a few pissant human filth have against your Yondaime Hokage and Kushina? You are under the assumption that I will be telling the entire village of his heritage but I will only inform Naruto-kun and make him realize he shouldn't tell anyone else without my permission. When I am confident that he can defend himself without having to rely on me to bail him out then, I will allow him to tell anyone that he wishes to and when that happens I want him to receive everything that Minato and Kushina have left for him." Sarutobi started to protest. "Don't you dare try to make up some poor excuse that they didn't leave anything behind since I was sealed within Kushina before his birth so I know what she wanted to leave for him as well as what Minato had planned as well. It is because she was my jinchuuriki before Naruto-kun that he has those whisker marks on his face since they are a sign that he is the child of my jinchuuriki. I am also aware of the fact that he was supposed to be taken care of by your two students, Jiriaya and Tsunade since they are in fact his godparents with the Slug Sannin also being a distant relative of his. You are quite lucky that I am preventing Naruto-kun from hearing what we are talking about right now since with his new outlook on life he would be quite angry with you for keeping such information from him. You have made a lot of mistakes in how you chose to handle him and I will make sure to correct some of them as I see fit. It is only through the fact that I respected both Mito and Kushina that I am being merciful upon this village by not plotting to turn my vessel against you so that he can wipe this village off the map. Although, I am at least tempted to point him in the direction of the Uchiha since it is because of Madara Uchiha himself that all of my involvement with Konoha began in the first place with his attempts to enslave me to his will with that control contract."
"What do you mean by that?" Sarutobi asked, confused.
Kyuubi shook her head then, chuckled. "I am surprised that despite the fact I was sealed within his wife that Hashirama never explained to you why I had to be sealed inside of Mito in the first place after Madara first summoned me during their battle all of those years ago. Very well I will inform you of a little bit of information despite what many believe Madara did not die in the battle and it only because of the knowledge I gained when I absorbed the DNA of the Sharingan into my being that I learned that there is another level of that accursed Doujutsu that is achieved when one sibling replaces his Mangekyou Sharingan with that of another. By doing this they remove the curse that causes them to eventually go blind and gives birth to another level called the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan that restored his eyesight as well as granting him a sort of immortality. That accursed Doujutsu is also the reason why Madara was the exact opposite of Hashirama were his Mokuton was capable of calming us into a docile, sedated-like state the Sharingan was capable of ripping away our free will and enslaving a Bijuu to the user's will if their Doujutsu was advanced enough. As you should already know, the seal of a female jinchuuriki is greatly weakened when she is giving birth and it was when Naruto-kun was born when that accursed man decided to appear before me once again and with the use of the control contract seal he ripped me out of Kushina returning me to the outside world again. It was while I was under his control once again that I attacked the village and it was only the Yondaime fought against him and used another contract seal that was designed to negate the bond that a summoned had with their summoner and freed me from his control but due to my rage and bloodlust I lashed out at the Yondaime Hokage, Kushina, and even Naruto-kun. The two protected him from me and it wasn't until Shinigami-sama was summoned to seal me into him that I regained my higher sense of reasoning to realize what I had done."
Sarutobi looked grim. "So, you mean to tell me that all of this happened because of Madara Uchiha and his quest for vengeance against the Senju and Konoha because of what happened all of those years ago?" Kyuubi nodded. "I find it hard to believe everything that you are saying but your words are filling in many gaps that been left unknown for many years now. Hashirama-sensei and Tobirama-sensei told me of the fate of the former Uchiha patriarch but to hear that even after all of these years he has managed to escape death and still continue to live as has the power to control you or any other Bijuu. Many had always assumed that it was the current Uchiha clan that had something to do with your attack on the village since some knew of the Sharingan's power to control a Bijuu but to hear this instead is almost unbelievable. Madara must be over a hundred years by now but he was able to kill the Anbu and even my wife who were protecting Kushina and Naruto at the time which is an incredible feat for one of his age."
"I can assure you that it was him since I can easily recognize the taint of his chakra and he is not as old since the sharingan also seemed to give him eternal youth as well. It is because of their kekkai genkai that I hate the Uchiha with every fiber of my being since they are granted far more power than what a mere human should be given but luckily the power to control a Bijuu is not capable by all of them. As I analyzed the sharingan I came to understand that each one is a bit different from the other caused by some sort of mutation in each one so not every Uchiha is capable of the feats that Madara has performed. The Mangekyou Sharingan is a level that is unlocked by killing someone close to you and the grief that you experience will cause it to advance to the next level but the weakness of that level compensates for that by eventually rendering them blind. I removed this requirement from Naruto-kun's version of my Doujutsu as I want him and his offspring to obtain that level through hard work instead of the need to kill someone close to them. I gave Naruto-kun all of these abilities since I believe Madara is still out there and with his god-like power I wanted the kit to be able to match him if he ever runs into that man again. I shall not have my will stripped away from me for a third time and once Naruto-kun has defeated Madara I can finally rest in peace until the time of our separation and return to my slumber until the next event that forces me to interfere in your human affairs." Kyuubi said.
Sarutobi sighed as he massaged his temples before looking back at the Kitsune woman. "Very well, I know the full reason why you are training Naruto-kun since if Madara is still alive he is a threat to the safety of Konoha. However, I cannot act on the assumption that Madara will attack again anytime soon and will only act when I am certain that he has surfaced again with the motive to attack Konoha."
"That is acceptable and in the meantime I will train Naruto-kun so that he can eventually take his place as the living legacy of Minato and Kushina. I must cut our time short since his body can no longer support my possession of him. If you wish to speak more you know how you can reach me but don't start making too many demands of me or I will show you why I am the queen of the Bijuu." Kyuubi grinned.
Hiruzen nodded and watched as Kyuubi was engulfed in smoke once again before it faded to reveal Naruto once again except this time he appeared to be normal again since his arm and eye no longer transformed. The elderly kage realized that Kyuubi was showing that Naruto could once again interact with the populace as he had before and this caused him to grimace as he thought of the treatment of his surrogate grandson so far.
"Naruto-kun, I am glad that you are alright and I would like to talk to you about some things that I have decided after talking with Kyuubi-san." Sarutobi said.
Naruto looked cautious. "What is it that you've decided, Jiji?"
Sarutobi smiled. "First, as you already know I have already signed you up for academy so that you can receive training to become a ninja for the village. However, I realize that because of the hatred of the village the instructors will most likely make it difficult for you so I will have Neko and her squad watch over you during that time to make reports to me of any wrongdoings which I will punish accordingly. Second, I have decided to give you an additional teacher to help you alongside whatever Kyuubi-san has planned to teach you for the next six years. He is a former Anbu and will be able to help you develop in the use of your new Doujutsu since he possess a sharingan although he isn't an Uchiha by blood. Lastly, I will be moving you out of your apartment and into another home but I have to make preparations before I can do so and you will live there with your new teacher as well. There are some other things that I have to do as well and I will let you know once things have been set in motion since this is all on short notice and I have to deal with the council since I am sure many felt that chakra burst earlier and will demand answers."
Naruto frowned. "You do know that if you tell them about what happened to me that they will try to get rid of me? I already told you that if anyone tries to hurt me then, I will fight back because I won't be the village doormat any longer. Even if the village is still grieving over their loss it's not very smart of them to make the person that could be there greatest protector into their greatest enemy."
Sarutobi chuckled. "You needn't worry about that, Naruto-kun. I have a plan that will keep the council off your back for the time being and it's about time that I show the council who it is that really runs this village. I have allowed myself to be pushed around by them for far too long since I have also been grieving and have not had the same 'will of fire' that made me Hokage in the first place. I promise you that things will become better for you and while I can't assure you that everything will automatically turn out for the best but with a little time you will finally gain the acceptance that you truly deserve. I want you to promise me that you will show the villagers a bit of mercy if they do decide to do something since you will need them if you wish to become Hokage and take my place."
Naruto grinned. "Okay, I promise that I will give them a chance but I will only give them one before I do what I need to do to protect myself. In the meantime, I'm going to train and become stronger so that one day I can become Hokage and show everyone who I really am." With that said the boy left.
Hiruzen laughed as he realized that despite the changes in Naruto's personality he still had his dream to become Hokage. However, he knew that he would have to make a lot of changes if Naruto was to have a chance to properly grow as a Shinobi and he already had help in the forms of Kakashi and his still unbelievable aide of Kyuubi. The information that she told him made him realize that there also another problem that he was going to have to address with the fact that Madara Uchiha was possibly still alive and roaming the elemental nations. He was already regarded as one of the most powerful ninja that ever came out of Konohagakure and even Hiruzen himself doubt that he would be able to stand up to the power of such a foe if they were to ever meet on the battlefield. He may be known as the 'Kami no Shinobi' but he knew that his former sensei Hashirama could still run rings around him if he was still alive with the man being able to go toe to toe with Madara even when he had the Kyuubi assisting him during their battle all those many years ago. As he told Kyuubi he would have to wait until Madara decided to make an appearance once again since it was still unclear if he was alive after his battle against Minato since the kitsune vixen never mentioned what became of him but he didn't get to his age by not expecting the unexpected.
The elderly kage pushed that though aside as he took a few puffs from his pipe as he thought of what he planned to tell the council when he asked them to meet. He knew that many would demands of him as to what happened to Naruto when the Kyuubi's chakra was felt but he already had a plan to deal with that. He was going to make sure that Naruto would be able to get a bit of peace for a while and he even considered recalling Jiriaya and Tsunade to perform their duties as his godparents. Jiriaya may have had his spy network to maintain as an excuse to leave but Tsunade didn't have such an excuse since as Kyuubi mentioned Naruto was basically her family since the Senju and Uzumaki had always been distant cousins and were brought closer together when Hashirama and Mito married all those years ago. The first jinchuuriki of the Kyuubi was Tsunade's own grandmother and with her ties to both clans Tsunade was in fact his only remaining family with Minato and Kushina dead. He knew that it was mostly his fault that Naruto didn't have anyone to look after him in the first place because of the actions that he took that night of Kyuubi's imprisonment that continued to add to his growing guilt over the years. If he had only done like his predecessors had done and kept Naruto's status as a jinchuuriki a secret despite the fact Minato wanted his son to be seen a hero Naruto would've lived a better life. Even after he revealed his status if he had simply ordered at least Tsunade to return to watch over what was left of her family and made Jiriaya visit him whenever he came in to give him a report things may have turned out for the better as well since none of the villagers would try to take on either one of the remaining Sannin just to strike at Naruto.
'I have made so many mistakes over the years that always seem to come back to bite me in the ass when I least expect it. First, I failed with Orochimaru by showing so much favoritism to him and when I chose Minato over him his jealousy and rage gave birth to his sick desires and experiments. My faith that I could sway him back onto the right path and even when I learned of what he was doing I couldn't even bring myself to stop him and allowed him to leave taking Anko with him. It has already been two years since her return and she is just as much an outcast as Naruto is with her peers can only see the evil of Orochimaru and refuse to believe that she was manipulated by him. I have even managed to ruin Naruto's life by not keeping quiet over what happened that night and find out that I still didn't fully know what happened if not for Kyuubi telling me. I may have been hailed as a genius during my years of service but I am still human but my latest mistakes almost cost the life of my surrogate grandson. If it wasn't for the Kyuubi he would not have survived that traumatic experience.' Sarutobi thought and took another long drag from his pipe. 'From now on I'm going to do what I should've done from the start when I retook the Hokage's seat and continue the plans for this village that Minato discussed with me that he wanted to implement for the future of the village. Times have changed since the chaos of the three Great Shinobi Wars and it is time the Konoha changed as well.'
Hiruzen put out his pipe and called for an Anbu to summon the council for an important meeting that would decide the future of konoha. Quickly setting his mind to the task and slip back into the persona that gave him the nickname 'Kami no Shinobi' in the first place. He knew that many of the council that were so absorbed in his power would protest what he had in mind but he would make them understand that he was Hokage and this was his village to run as he saw necessary and if they didn't like it then, could pack their things up and leave. He didn't want to do such things but the recent actions of his villagers forced him to realize that he has become far too soft and has been allowing them to make him nothing more than a figurehead and that was something he could not allow. He refused to allow these greedy fools to trample upon the ideals that were instilled into him by the Shodaime and Nidaime Hokage that was to ensure the bright future of Konoha. If anyone were to look into the eyes of the Sandaime Hokage they would see that a fire that had long since dimmed was roaring back to life all because a few ignorant villagers tried to take his surrogate grandson away from him. Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Sandaime Hokage, student of Hashirama Senju, the Shodaime Hokage and Tobirama Senju, the Nidaime Hokage, and sensei to the Legendary Sannin had once again regained his 'will of fire'.
Naruto walked back into his apartment and made his way to his bedroom before sitting down upon his moderately functional bed and stared at the wall. He hadn't realized how long he had been talking with the Hokage but the Kyuubi festival had already ended with it already being the following day. Only a few drunken villagers who were mostly civilians with only a few of the older Genins, some Chuunins, and a couple of Jounins hanging around in the bars still partying even this early in the morning. A few he yelled out a couple of threats to him once they realized who he was but a quick use of Jinton: Mueishō had taken him away from them before any of them could start any trouble for him. He was tempted to kill them to set another example of them but had decided not simply because he didn't want to cause the Hokage anymore trouble at the moment and was making an attempt to be patient with these ignorant fools and give them a chance to live even if he knew that they hadn't realize how close they were to death at his hands. Even Kyuubi had whispered to him that she was surprised that he hadn't cut them down for their insults but reason that he was merely biding his time and told him that she would turn him to a being that they would grow to fear as well as respect by the time she was done with him. The young Uzumaki couldn't resist the urge to shudder as a cold shiver had seemed to crawl up his spine when Kyuubi had spoken to him making him believe his training under her would be more like torture.
Pushing the thought aside he glanced down at his newly restored left arm and by its appearance it looked like it should but the problem was he could still feel his arm was not the same. Even when he touched it with his opposite hand it felt like a normal human arm even if his mind was telling him that it was still his new demonic arm that was attached to his body. Getting up from the bed to make his way to the bathroom and taking a look in the mirror to get a look at his eye seeing that it was once again the same bright blue that he had seen every time but just knew it was different.
'This is the power of the Kitsune illusions that you are now capable of using thanks to your new Doujutsu but I will have to train you in them. Since a kitsune illusion is basically demon magic we are basically capable of warping the perception of reality to give an illusion true substance making them as real as we wish it to be. This is why your arm feels no different from your other one even if your mind tells you it isn't the same and will appear normal to anyone else around you as long as the illusion is maintained. Right now you are unable to perform the illusion so I will do it for you so that you don't cause a panic when walk through the village since you are still weak despite the changes I made and got lucky against those Shinobi from last night. If they hadn't been so blinded by anger I am positive that those jounin you killed could've taken you down and even the chuunin would have given you trouble but that is something I will correct very soon.' Kyuubi said.
'I can't wait to start training and becoming strong enough to take down anyone that thinks they can get rid of the 'Kyuubi brat' as those drunks earlier said. I will grow strong and depending on how the village continues to treat me I will become one of their greatest protectors or one of their worst nightmares.' Naruto replied back.
'Don't worry kit by the time I am done with your training there won't be many that can stand up to your power but like I've told you before I don't want you always relying on the abilities of your arm and eye. In my many years I have come to see that each kekkai genkai that a human possess will always have an opposite that can neutralize it and make it useless to the user which will put them at a disadvantage if that is all they have trained in. Many humans rely heavily on their kekkai genkai and even worse they base their entire fighting style around it and that can be a great weakness when they can't use them to fight certain opponents.' Kyuubi said.
'I guess I understand what you are saying is that I shouldn't rely too much on my arm, eye, and my Jinton abilities all the time because that would make me arrogant like the Hyuga and the Uchiha since that's what jiji has told me. I already know how arrogant those red-eyed bastards are since they always try to jump me whenever they can with them almost setting me on fire with a Katon jutsu last year if it wasn't for Neko and her squad coming to my rescue.' Naruto said with a mental growl.
Kyuubi growled as well. 'Yes, I am quite aware of that event last year since it took quite a bit of my youkai to heal those burns that were inflicted on you but that also reminds me of something as well. Do you remember the three different sets of pipes that you saw when you first arrived in your mindscape?'
Naruto nodded. 'Yeah, I kinda forgot to ask you about them with everything else that was going on.'
'Well, I might as well explain to you what each one represents. The blue pipes represents your normal human chakra that your body produces while the larger red pipes represent my demon chakra or youkai as we call it that is traveling through your body. However, according to how some jinchuuriki are made they can sometimes are gifted with a fusion of their normal chakra and their Bijuu's youkai which is what happened with you and is represented by the purplish-white pipes that you saw. Youkai is far more potent than regular chakra and if you were to use my youkai alone to power a jutsu in the future then that jutsu would be far stronger than it normally is and would require less youkai than it would chakra to perform. Currently your body is able to produce its own form of youkai which is not as potent as pure youkai but still stronger than human chakra. This is because of the fact that you are actually a hanyou that you are producing your own youkai with mine being the catalyst.' Kyuubi explained.
'So, basically all jinchuuriki become hanyou's when they have a Bijuu sealed inside of them?' Naruto inquired.
'No, there is actually more to you being a hanyou than that. I have something that I wish to tell you and it is about your parents but I want you to listen to me before you go off on some sort of angst rant, do you understand?' Kyuubi said.
Naruto was hesitant at first since this was something he had always wanted to know but at the same time was dreading as well. He had always asked the Sandaime who his parents but was never told and figured that they had either abandoned him, died in the Kyuubi attack, or were traitors to Konoha. That was one of the reasons he came to that conclusion after witnessing how they had treated the purple-haired girl that the Sandaime had told him was once the apprentice to Orochimaru, the Hebi Sannin. He had seen her on one of his outings with his jiji and saw how they taunted her calling her things like 'Snake Whore' and 'Traitor' saying that she was just like her master and would turn on Konoha first chance she got to sink her fangs into them. He could also tell that she hid her pain behind a mask but where he would smile and laugh it off she adopted a mask of bloodthirsty insanity and lashed out at those that tried to harm her. With the way he was treated as well he figured that his parents had been even bigger traitors to Konoha than Orochimaru had been but now he had a chance to at least learn of them and he wanted to know whether it was good or bad.
'Hai, I understand.' Naruto replied.
Kyuubi smiled. 'Very well since the old monkey was too scared to tell you since he feared you would have ninja from other villages after your life if your heritage was ever made known to the public. What you are unaware of is that you are actually my third jinchuuriki with my two previous hosts also being of Uzumaki just like you are. This is because only an Uzumaki has the power to successfully hold back my power due to the gifts of their kekkai genkai which includes longevity, higher physical endurance, larger than average chakra reserves, and in some special cases the ability to regenerate body parts which includes controlling their age by regenerating their cells or the ability to create chakra chains. Your mother was Kushina Uzumaki, the Aki Shi and she was the last survivor of what was once known as Uzushiogakure that was destroyed during the Shinobi wars. My first container was Mito Uzumaki and she was the wife to your Shodaime Hokage, Hashirama Senju with the Senju clan being distant relatives of the Uzumaki after a branch family of the Uzumaki broke off and renamed themselves the Senju. The Uzumaki were a feared clan because of their fuuinjutsu, kenjutsu, and their kekkai genkai with many seeking to destroy them or gain favor with them. Their kekkai genkai was also what made them perfect jinchuuriki since allowing any Bijuu from the Gobi to myself to be easily contained with the proper fuuinjutsu. Uzushiogakure held an alliance with Konohagakure and their ally, Sunagakure with it being strengthened with the union of Mito and Hashirama which also strengthened the bond between the Senju and Uzumaki clans.'
'So, there is a chance that I have some family left out in the world but why was I left an orphan unless they didn't know about me.' Naruto replied.
'That could be true but I do believe that there is more to it than just not knowing of your existence. Unfortunately, Uzushiogakure no longer exist with the fall of Uzushio came when Iwagakure, Kumogakure, and Mizugakure formed an alliance to eliminate Uzushiogakure. Despite the small size of the village their fuuinjutsu and the abilities of their special group of swordsman known as the Uzushio no Shinobigatana Shichinin Shū (Seven Ninja Swordsman of the Whirling Tides) allowed them to hold them off for a time while they waited for reinforcement from Konohagakure and Sunagakure but before their allies could reach them the village fell with any possible survivors scattering across the lands. From what I came to learn the ruins of Uzushiogakure still remain since despite its people being gone the treasures of Uzushio are still protected by very powerful fuuinjutsu that have yet to be countered. Kushina came to Konoha before its fall since Mito was nearing the end of her life and was made my second jinchuuriki then returned to Uzushio afterwards. With the fall of Uzushio she returned to Konoha and attended the academy to become a kunoichi where she met your father and would later marry him. Your father is also the very same man that sacrificed his life to seal me back inside of you after I was released during your birth the Yondaime Hokage, Minato Namikaze.'
Naruto was shocked. 'You mean to tell me that my father is the Yondaime Hokage and these ignorant bakas are trying to kill the son of the very same man that they praise as the greatest Hokage of all time? Hearing stuff like this makes me wish that I wasn't born a human if this was how stupid I could be if I wasn't your jinchuuriki.'
Kyuubi giggled. 'That is exactly why I am telling you all of this because you're not exactly human anymore. This is a very little known fact about a female jinchuuriki but according to how closely bonded with their Bijuu when they have a child certain traits are passed on to their kit. Although Mito and Kushina were my first two jinchuuriki neither really bothered to use my power in the first place and only really kept me contained so that I couldn't cause any harm. Mito wasn't really that much of a fighter since she was more of fuuinjutsu specialist so she kept my power restrained as much as possible. Kushina was a bit different since she did use my power from time to time but didn't interact with me that much except to demand chakra from whenever she needed it which wasn't very often since she was quite a powerful kunoichi. I would even go as far as saying that she was as strong as the Yondaime maybe even stronger but I can't be certain. Also, Kushina was the one that taught him the fuuinjutsu that he used in the designing of the Shiki Fujin and Hakke no Fūin Shiki that is used to contain me in you. Despite not realizing it Kushina had been using her chakra chains to bind me to her which had the added side effect of forming a stronger bond between the two of us so this is why when you were born you had picked up enough traits from me that you were born as a hanyou. Also you may also realize that because of your heritage you are practically royalty in this pissant village since you are related to the Shodaime, Nidaime, and Yondaime Hokage by blood. You even look like a chibi version of Minato Namikaze so you can see why I find it amusing that humans believe themselves superior to demons.'
Naruto resisted the urge to facepalm. 'It's official the villagers of Konoha are complete bakas if they can't see the connection between me and father. Hell, his face is practically staring at them every day from the Hokage monument and I'm sure there are some people still alive in the village that grew up with him so when they look at me they should be able to connect the dots. Right now I don't know whether I should respect my father for sacrificing his life to seal you or angry with him for condemning me to this life of suffering. On top of that jiji knew all of this and wouldn't tell me so I should be angry with him as well.'
'Well I already know why the old monkey didn't want to tell you or anyone else about your true lineage. Minato and Kushina became quite famous in the third great Shinobi war especially with the fact that Minato was the main reason why Konoha defeated Iwa with his use of his famous Hiraishin no Jutsu (Flying Thunder God Technique) which caused both of them to gain many enemies. He reasoned that if Iwa knew that you were the son of the Konoha no Kuroii Senkou and the Aki Shi they would be willing to go to war with Konoha just for the chance to kill you and with the weakened condition of Konoha after my attack they wouldn't have been able to survive. Plus, until I made you smarter you were just as much of a baka as these pissant humans and would probably have told everyone you met who your parents were if he had told you and would have caused a lot of trouble especially since the villagers wouldn't have believed you and claimed you were trying to slander the name of the Yondaime. They most likely realize that you look like him but think that it some sort of trick played by me in order to spite Minato and make them hesitant to attack you since you so much like their hero.' Kyuubi pointed out.
'You know you are really making it hard for me to resist the urge to go out and just start killing a few villagers just to relieve some stress right now.I may understand the reasons why my life has been made into a living hell but that doesn't make me any less angry about it nor does that mean I'm going to change my views on how I'm going to deal with the villagers. I have the legacy of many great heroes of Konoha to uphold and I can't do that by becoming a walk doormat just so they can feel good about themselves for putting the 'demon brat' in his place. I won't let anything hold me back from becoming the strongest person to have ever walked the elemental nations and I will cut down anyone that dares to stand in my path.' Naruto said with conviction.
Kyuubi took a bit of pride in Naruto after his bold declaration. 'You will go very far in this world Naruto-kun and I will help you along the way. This is one of the ways that I can atone for all the suffering you and your family have suffered through my inability to resist being controlled by Madara. When I feel you have proven yourself enough to me I will tell you of the real reason why I attacked and prepare you to face off against Madara. That old monkey doubted what I said about that foul Uchiha but I know he is still out there plotting and waiting for another opportunity to strike. I can't wait to see the shock on his face when he sees that his coveted Sharingan has been combined with the Byakugan and being used by my kit against him. I am more than just the queen of the Bijuu and haven't existed for this long without coming up with new ways to use my power over the years for you will learn what it means to feel the wrath of the Kyuubi no Youko.'
'Naruto-kun, I will help you to reach your goals but for now I want you to get some rest. There are a few more adjustments that I would like to make to your body and I require you to rest for me to do so. If you want we can talk in your mindscape if you wish and he sooner I get done the sooner I can start training you on how to use your new gifts properly.' Kyuubi said.
'Yeah, I am kinda tired after everything that has happened so I should get some sleep. I guess I'll talk to you in a little while, Kyuubi-chan.' Naruto thought back.
Kyuubi gave a sound of confirmation before closing the mental link between her and Naruto. The blond Namikaze-Uzumaki heir returned to his room to gather his sleeping garments to which the Kyuubi decided would have to change since the Gama themed clothing was rather offensive to her after her battle with Gamabunta all of those years ago. Maybe she would give him the summoning contract for the Kitsune when she felt he was worthy enough of such an honor and knew that her created clan would be grateful since he would be their first summoner if she did. After bathing Naruto quickly climbed into bed to allow his body to rest while his mind once again brought him to the Kyuubi's cage where they would continue to converse.
Meanwhile, at the same time Naruto was talking with Kyuubi a meeting of great importance was taking place in the Hokage tower. The entire council had been gathered at the request of the Sandaime Hokage with the civilians griping about being bothered at such at time while the remaining Shinobi council and the advisory council already aware of why they were summoned after having felt the brief release of Kyuubi's chakra earlier. The council room was divided into four sections with three being meant for the council members to be seated. On the left side of the room was a semi-circular table that was meant for the civilian council while the right side was a semi-circular section meant for the Shinobi clan heads while at the top was a table meant for the Hokage and his advisory council to be seated while a platform was set in the center for anyone meeting the council to stand. The civilian council was made up of the head of civilian clans such as the Haruno and top merchants of the village while the Shinobi council made up of the major and minor Shinobi clans of the village such as the Aburame, Akimichi, Hyuga, Inuzuka, Kurama, Yamanaka, and Uchiha clans. The advisory council was made up of Danzo, leader of the disbanded Ne Anbu unit and Hiruzen's former teammates from his genin days, Homura and Koharu while the Sandaime sat in the center of them to preside over them. All were in attendance with the exception of the Hokage which made many of the civilians angry stating that the old kage was wasting their time which made many of the clan heads frown at the lack of respect from their counterparts with even the advisory council disgusted by their arrogance. It was only a few moments later that Hiruzen entered the room followed by Neko and her Anbu squadron who took up positions in each corner of the room. Everyone focused their attention on the elderly kage as he took as his seat and fixed his gaze upon them.
"Since everyone is here I will tell you of the reason why I have called for this meeting in regards to recent actions against Naruto Uzumaki." Sarutobi said with many frowning at the mention of the Kyuubi jinchuuriki.
"Hokage-sama, you mean to tell me that you got me out of my bed this early in the morning and demanded a meeting just because that stupid little brat caused trouble around the village again." Sayuki Haruno said with annoyance.
"Shut your mouth, you pink-haired howler monkey. If the Hokage demands a meeting then, it must be of some importance to the village and it is your duty as a member of the council to attend even if you're not really needed. Just think that just because you're a member of the civilian council and the head of a civilian clan that you carry a lot of sway round here since this is a Shinobi village." Tsume Inuzuka snapped.
"How dare you speak to me like that, you filthy mongrel! You Shinobi think you're so much better than us but if it weren't for us civilians then, you wouldn't have the food you eat or the weapons that you use to fight with. If anything this village would be better off if it wasn't run by someone that isn't a bloodthirsty killer." Sayuki screeched back in reply causing many to wince at her banshee cry.
Tsume snarled. "I oughta rip out your tongue for that one and don't think my clan actually need any of you around. We only buy what we need from Shinobi-run business since all of their stuff is obviously of higher quality and I know that a lot of the other clans do to. Plus, you have the nerve to think that someone like you could run this village better than a ninja and what would you do the moment an enemy village decided to attack us? You would run and hide like the cowardly banshee that you are why we ninja would have to fight to save your sorry hide. A lot of you civilians sit over there smug in your little bit of power that you are granted by being a part of this council and think you have the right to order us Shinobi around any way you feel like. Civilians like you are more of a security risk than anything since you know a few of the village secrets that could be revealed to another village if any of them appealed to your greed."
"You have the nerve to accuse the civilians of being the ones to sell out the village when it you ninja that are the ones that turn on the village and go rogue all of the time. We don't even know that much about the village security since you ninja always kick us out any of the important meetings. You ninja think highly off yourselves as well thinking that just because we can't fight like you guys that we are any less dangerous. If you took away all of that none of you would be any different than the rest of us but you're just a bunch of freaks just like that stupid brat." Daisuke Masaki bellowed. Daisuke is head of the Konoha merchant guild and one of the main reasons Naruto can't purchase quality goods.
Tsume glared at the portly man and was about begin a tirade on him as well when the room was flooded with killing intent causing the civilians in the room to pale with fear while the Shinobi all broke out in a cold sweat. The Sandaime was glaring at the members of his council as he held the killing intent at a moderate level to make sure that he had everyone's attention as he spoke.
"I did not call this meeting to have to listen to any of your complaining about such trivial matters. I have said this before that both the ninja and the civilians of this village are required to keep Konoha running effectively. I have other matters to talk about and I demand your attention or I will send each of you to Ibiki for a bit and see if he can knock some of that arrogance out of you if you continue to act like children." Sarutobi said as he cut off the killing intent.
Koharu was the first to speak after she had recovered. "Hiruzen, why did you call for a meeting at such a time to discuss the Uzumaki child?"
"I will get to the point of this meeting right now. I am sure that many of you felt the presence of the Kyuubi's chakra a few hours ago and I will tell you why that happened before you start making false accusations such the Yondaime's seal breaking and releasing the Kyuubi. Yesterday during the Kyuubi festival a mob consisting of civilians and ninja broke into the apartment of Naruto Uzumaki and chased after him with the intent to cause him harm. Naruto-kun was able to outrun them for a time and was attempting to take refuge in the forest outside of the village walls but was cornered in an alley where they proceeded to attack Naruto-kun like they have in previous attempts. However, this time they were able to take it further and gravely injure him by stabbing him in his right eye and removing his left arm." Sarutobi said.
Many of the Kyuubi-haters couldn't hide the smug expressions and hearing that the demon boy had been seriously injured and knowing of his desire to become a Shinobi this setback would ensure that he never became one. With the threat of him becoming powerful again removed they knew that it would only be a matter of time before they could completely remove his dark and evil taint from their pure and noble village. Hiruzen saw this along with those that supported Naruto and it made them sick that these were the sort of people that they had to live with. However, Hiruzen would take a bit of satisfaction since in the next few moments he would spin a story of what happened earlier that would burst their bubbles.
"Hokage-sama, I am assuming that since you are telling us this that Naruto-kun is currently residing in the hospital after such a traumatic event?" Hiashi inquired.
"Actually, he is currently at home due to what happened after he was injured. Due to the damage he sustained the chakra of the Kyuubi was released in order to heal Naruto-kun and at the same time gave the boy the means to lash out at the mob that attacked him. I arrived with the Anbu just in time to witness Naruto-kun defend himself from another attempt on his life and kill a few members of the mob." Sarutobi replied.
"If he actually killed people that just proves that he's a demon just like we tried to tell you he is and should be executed. It's quite clear to everyone here that the demon is regaining his power and will eventually try to destroy Konoha once again." Another civilian council member by the name of Kaede yelled.
"So you are telling me that I should execute a six-year old child for the simple fact that he defended himself? It still amazes me that you all praise the Yondaime for his sacrifice in sealing the Kyuubi into Naruto-kun but at the same time have so little faith in the seal. Naruto-kun is not the first jinchuuriki ever created and like all that came before him he is merely the prison that keeps the Bijuu trapped inside of their body. That is why they are given the label of 'human sacrifice' since it is because idiots like yourselves that know little of the power of fuuinjutsu always demanding the death of those that carry such burdens. I had a chance to talk to the Kyuubi during my conversation with Naruto-kun and I learned a few interesting things about the Shiki Fujin that the Yondaime used on Naruto-kun. Despite my earlier understandings of the seal I learned even more when I found out that if Naruto-kun was to die then, the Kyuubi would be taken to the afterlife with him but would return. This is because a Bijuu cannot truly die and will always be a part of this world because they are quite simply forces of nature." Sarutobi grimaced for a moment. "Another fact I learned that if Naruto-kun really wanted to he could release the Kyuubi back into the village if he so choose to since the seal is powered by his will to survive and if he did release Kyuubi he would die in the process but so would we since Kyuubi wouldn't hesitate to wipe the village off the map." Hiruzen said causing many to pale when they realized what Naruto was capable of.
"Hokage-sama, I get the feeling that there is more to this little story that you have to tell us." Shikaku said in a lazy tone.
"You are quite observant, Shikaku-san. I also came to learn that the Kyuubi as actually the queen of the Bijuu since she is of female gender and she has been quite angry with the treatment Naruto-kun has received at the hands of this village. Because of the attack on Naruto that cost him his eye and arm she bestowed a few gifts upon him in the form of a new arm as well a new eye that contains a very powerful Doujutsu and also a certain kekkai genkai that I had long since thought had gone extinct. The kekkai genkai is known as Jinton which grants the user high speed movement that far surpasses the shunshin jutsu and may be on par with the Hiraishin used by the Yondaime and was last heard of being used by a clan that died out during the first great war but since Kyuubi has been around for quite some time she was able to grant Naruto-kun this ability. Due to his special status Naruto-kun is in the position to become a very powerful Shinobi in our ranks but from the mindset that I witness after this latest attack he has shown signs that he may leave the village for good." Sarutobi said while mentally smirking knowing that Naruto really didn't want to leave the village but he wanted to see how they took the news.
"Hokage-sama, you can't be serious. If the boy has such unique abilities then, he must remain in the village and use his new gifts to ensure the safety of Konoha." Homura said with many civilians agreeing with him.
"I see that you are forgetting that Naruto-kun is still a civilian and can leave the village at any time he chooses since he is not a ninja and therefore is not required to remain in Konoha. There isn't a single law that states that a civilian can be bound to the village they live in whether they are in possession of a kekkai genkai or not and if he chose to leave I wouldn't allow anyone to stop him." Sarutobi smirked. "Besides, you're always demanding his banishment or execution so I thought that the idea of him leaving would've been most appealing to you."
"Surely you can convince him to remain a part of the village. We did agree to your request to allow him to attend the academy for a chance to become a ninja and you have a good relationship with him so he would listen to you if you were to ask him to." Daisuke said.
Sarutobi chuckled. "That may have been true in the past but because of all of the suffering he has been forced to endure over the last few years he has begun to trust me even less and has even accused me of allowing the villagers to harm him in an attempt to instill a sense of loyalty in him. I can see where he gets this idea from since each time he is attacked my Anbu always manage to come to his aid at seemingly just the right moment and since any time the mob is to be punished you go behind my back to make sure they are merely held in jail for a few days and released with the promise to not try anything again. He has seen some of the same faces as before harm him and made me agree that in order for him to even consider remaining in Konoha that the remaining members of the mob are to be executed like I had originally stated when I pass that decree six years ago and that it be made public."
"This is an outrage! How dare that demon brat make such a demand of you and expect you to go through with such an act. This only proves that he is really the Kyuubi and this is his form of revenge for all of the times we have tried to show him what his place is. I don't even believe what you are saying about that demon really being a woman since it's clear that it has consumed the boy's soul and taken his place and using your fondness for him against you." Fugaku bellowed as he rose from his seat.
Sarutobi frowned. "I see you are also trying to question my judgment of the matter but I will only say this once. You may be the head of the Uchiha clan but if necessary I will take your acts of defiance as a sign of treason and have you removed from this council and replaced with someone else more level-headed from your clan. After everything I was told from the Kyuubi why would she feel the need to lie since if she wanted to she could be free from the seal and destroy this village in a heartbeat and there would be nothing that we could do to stop it. Naruto-kun made a solid point when he said that it was not his fault that such a burden was placed upon him by the Yondaime but instead of honoring his wish to treat him as a hero for his great service you treat him as if he were a traitor and do everything you can to break him. Many of you have become swallowed up by your feelings of anger and loss but fail to realize that Naruto has lost far more than any of you have." The elderly kage narrowed his eyes in anger. "He lost both of his parents that night and was made an orphan then, forced to give up any chance at being normal because he is the epitome of a sacrifice. You would continue to torment him in order to make yourselves seem righteous while thinking you are honoring the wish of the Yondaime and at the same time push Naruto-kun closer to the edge of his sanity. You would actually dare to fool yourselves to believe that my successor would sacrifice the life of an innocent child just in order to give you the ability to kill the demon and I pity each one of you for simplistic way of thinking. All that I can say is that this time you may have pushed him too far and if he does decide to unleash the Kyuubi then, Kami have mercy on us all."
Everyone present began to think over what was said so far with some coming to terms with fact that they had the wrong ideas about Naruto. However, some still believed that the Kyuubi was merely playing on the kindness of the Sandaime Hokage and this latest attack made the demon realize how close to death it was. They rationalized that all this was merely a ruse in order to get them to lower their guard and give the boy his space so that he could continue to regain his power so that one day he could break the Yondaime's seal and once again attempt to destroy Konoha. Those that couldn't let go of their hatred for Naruto made even more plans to bring about the death of Naruto while those that supported him were thinking of new ways to help him.
Having dismissed the council, Hiruzen could see that his words had changed the views of some but there were many that still hated Naruto for his burden and would not stop trying to harm his surrogate grandson. He knew this would lead to serious headaches for him since Naruto made it quite clear that he would do everything is power to make them understand he wouldn't allow them to walk over him anymore. He just hoped he could find a way to keep as many of his villagers alive once Naruto decided to unleash his wrath upon all that threatened him. He also wondered if he should also try to make Jiriaya or Tsunade the Godaime Hokage when he sent out his request for their immediate return because he was getting far too to be dealing with this shit.
A/N: Well this is the second chapter of Demonic Maelstrom. This chapter was basically to give an overview of Naruto's new abilities given to him by the Kyuubi as well as a glimpse into a new change for the Hidden Leaf with the Hiruzen gaining a spine to stand up to the council. I will admit that Naruto's abilities will make him very strong in the beginning but I will not make it so Naruto can beat down every opponent that he faces with ease. His power will eventually balance itself out and he will have to use more than just his abilities if he wants to win some of his later fights such as his battles against Akatsuki for example. The idea for his Doujutsu came from a friend of mind that suggested that if the Kyuubi has been around for a long time she would've been bound to have fought some Hyuga's or Uchiha's during the time she was in her human form and would've been curious as to how their bloodlines worked. The Kyuubi in my story will be more than just a being of hatred but will be more along the shades of gray with her being neither completely good or completely evil. I have also decided that Naruto will meet up with both Jiriaya and Tsunade far sooner than he did in canon since I won't necessarily be following the canon timeline for some events.
I have also placed a poll up on my profile that will allow my readers to choose the harem for this story and it will remain up for several chapters so place your votes for the girls that you wish to be with Naruto in the future. As before my story will contain bashing but some of those that are bashed will be redeemed later on but I won't say who and you will have to read to find out. I will take any ideas that you give me and put them into consideration for a spot in this story as long as it fits with the ideas that I already have set up. I had wanted to have him start the Shinobi academy in this chapter but it would've made this chapter extremely long if I did so I decided to break it down and put the rest into the next chapter. The next chapter will have him attending the academy as well as interacting with the cast of Naruto along with the beginning of his training under the guidance of Kakashi and Kyuubi. There will also be the reactions to the new Naruto and his new attitude so expect to see him put a few people in their place if not outright kill them. Please read and review the story and even flame me if you want since it won't really matter if you do.