Finally it's summer time which means that I have more time to focus on my writing. This is the prologue so I want to know what you guys (and girls) think and if I should continue. Don't forget to Read and Review.
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Jutsu/ Deity: Kyuubi
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Deep within the forest surrounding Konohagakure no Sato or The Village Hidden in the Leaves, in a clearing that had a broken down shack sat a lone figure. The figure had blonde hair and blue eyes with strange whisker like marks on his face. He wore a bright orange jumpsuit with blue trimming and on his head was green goggles. He looked like he had just finished running from somewhere. On the figures back was a large scroll.
This figure was none other than Naruto Uzumaki, the villages local prankster and troublemaker. Naruto took the scroll off of his back, and put in on the ground in front of him before rolling it open and looking inside.
"All I have to do is learn a jutsu out of this scroll and Iruka-sensei will have to pass me." thought the blonde boy with a chuckle. Looking through the scroll at the first jutsu he read the name. "Kagebunshin no Jutsu (Shadow Clone Technique)." Aww man, why the Bunshin (Clone) jutsu it's my worst one." said the boy to nobody.
Seeing that they started off with his worst jutsu, the boy decided to look further into the scroll to see what else it had. He opened the scroll a little more to find an array of very intricate seals. He didn't even understand what the hell they were.
Deciding to see if he could find out what they were, he placed his hand on it. As soon as he did however, he felt a bit more tired than he was before. Then he felt a burning sensation on his hand that made him pull it back. Looking at his hand, he noticed that it was bleeding.
He quickly decided to leave the other things in the scroll alone and started practicing the Shadow Clone Technique.
If Naruto wasn't wearing the long sleeve clothes that he was, then maybe he would've noticed when the seals from the scroll crawled up his arm and spread across his whole body, except for his head, and then started to mend and fuse with another seal that was on his stomach.
After a while, the new seals and the old seal fused together to form a seal so complex that hardly anyone could figure out what it was.
xxXXxx Narutos' Mind
A figure woke up to find himself laying down in water. Getting up, the figure took note of their surrounding, only to find out that it was a sewer of sorts. The figure then felt a very familiar presence, one he hadn't felt in years.
Walking down the very long and very confusing passageways the figure walked until he came into a large room. The room itself was so high that you couldn't even see the roof. A large gate of sorts were also in the room, with a single piece of paper in the middle holding it together with the kanji for seal written on it right in the center of the gates.
Walking closer to the gate, the figure peered into the darkness before a large voice was heard. "Who dares enter my chamber?" asked the voice as a pair of giant red slitted eyes opened up behind the gate and looked at the figure.
The figure walked out of the shadows before revealing himself to the eyes, though what the figure was wearing was still hidden in the shadows. First the eyes showed a look of shock, followed by rage and red energy appeared, lighting up the inside of the cage and revealing a giant fox with nine tails. "You fucking bastard. What are you doing here. If these gates weren't here I would slowly rip you apart limb by limb."
The figure just put a smirk on his face. "Aw come on, is that any way to greet an old friend. After all these years that we haven't seen each other and this is the greeting that I get." said the figure jokingly in a masculine voice revealing it to be a male. However, Kyuubi was not amused.
"How are you here? I personally watched you die." said Kyuubi.
"Please, you're a spiritual creature with a body made completely out of chakra and people have the ability to walk on water and control the very elements to a certain degree, but yet you seem surprise to see someone who is dead in front of you." said the figure shaking his head with an amused look on his face.
Kyuubi however was once more not amused. He didn't like being insulted, nor did he like the tone this man was taking with him. He decided to get some answers. "So tell me, how is it that you're here?" asked the fox.
"Simple…" said the man "…I sealed a bit of my soul into that scroll so that when my descendant released me I could tell them about what happened that faithful night, though I didn't expect any of this to happen." said the man gesturing to the room he now stood in.
"I believe that the cause might have been this seal used to imprison me. It was a deal with the Shinigami, and I guess that your seal was affected by it, thus the reason that you are in here instead of the real world." said Kyuubi.
The man nodded his head before the Kyuubi spoke again. "So, what are you planning on doing with this 'second chance'?"
"Well, seeing as how the person who released me must be a family member, I have decided to try and teach him and I want you to help me." he finished looking at the Kyuubi with a dead serious look.
"Hahahahahaha and why pray tell do you think I would help you, pathetic mortal." asked the giant fox. The man looked at him before the smirk appeared again on his face.
"Oh it's simple rally. With the knowledge that I can give him, he will be able to do things that no other shinobi could. And since I will try to gain his trust, I might be able to persuade him to give you a little more freedom, though if you try anything I'll have you sealed up tighter than you are now."
The Kyuubi thought about it before the man decided to put icing on the cake. "And besides, with my knowledge and your strength, he might be able to take out that problem of yours that started this whole mess." he said.
"How do you know about that?" asked Kyuubi..
"I have my ways." replied the man.
"So what are you planning to do? Asked Kyuubi.
"Well, the first thing I want to do is talk to him. I will need you to bring him here since I cannot and I doubt that he can do it himself yet. There I will offer him my proposal and if and only if he accepts, I will reveal my identity to him." said the man.
"Fine, when do you want to do this?" asked Kyuubi though by his tone he didn't want to.
"I always believed in the saying 'why put off for later what you can do right now', So I want to do it now and get it over with."
Kyuubi nodded his head, before closing his eyes and focusing on bringing his host to him.
Naruto had just finished kicking Mizukis' ass and was walking towards Iruka-sensei who had fallen unconscious. About half way there, he felt a tugging sensation in his stomach before everything around him went black.
He awoke moments later to find himself in a sewer. "What the hell happened, and where am I?" asked the blonde. Soon, however, he felt the tugging sensation again, except this time it felt stronger. He soon found himself walking down a maze of hallways until he reached a massive room with a large gate with a seal in the center.
Soon however a giant pair of eyes opened to reveal red slitted eyes. "Kit come closer." said the voice and for some reason Naruto started walking toward the cage. Just as he was almost to it however, a giant claw came through the bars almost impaling him if he hadn't jumped back.
"Damn and I almost had you." said the beast. Naruto looked at the beast for a while, and although he couldn't see the body, he instantly knew what it was.
"You're the Kyuubi, the demon that almost destroyed Konoha thirteen years ago." said the boy. The Kyuubi let out a dark chuckle while nodding his head in affirmative.
"Ah good times, good times." said Kyuubi sounding as if he was remembering something pleasant. Before he could go on however the figure moved from in the shadows and appeared beside Naruto.
"Now now Kyuubi, is that any way to treat our guest." he said. Kyuubi just mumbled something about annoying dead people disturbing his fun.
Naruto, who had was scared shitless by the man appearing next to him, jumped and turned around getting in a defensive stance. "Who are you?" he asked with a bit of worry in his voice.
"Who am I, well in order to find out who I am, you must first find out who you are." he said. Naruto now looked completely confused. What the hell was this guy talking about.
"What the hell are you talking about?" he asked. The man sat down and motioned for Naruto to do the same, but seeing him not moving, he decided to carry on. "Well, I guess the first thing I should do is tell you a bit about your family ."
Naruto was now completely interested. From the time he could remember he was an orphan, so for someone to say that they knew about his family, well lets just say Naruto was completely interested. "What do you mean?" he asked.
"Well I'll start from the beginning. A long time ago, before any of the other hidden villages came around, there was a clan that were feared amongst the land. They could live for hundreds of years and they had a special chakra that was so strong, it could hold even Kyuubi down no offence." he said to the fox only to get a growl.
"Anyway, this clan decided to build a village in the Land of Eddies. The village itself was on an island that was surrounded by whirlpools so they named it Uzugakure no Sato or the Hidden Whirlpool Village. Now the thing that made the Uzumaki clan feared was their mastery of seals. They could create simple seals from a storage seal, to seals so advanced and powerful that they could take out an entire village if any others were around." he said.
Naruto stood there looking completely shocked. He had never known that his clan was so powerful. Just the thought of it alone made him impressed. "You mean to tell me that they were feared because of a few stupid drawings?" Naruto asked. This made the figures eyes widen.
"Naruto I want you to tell me what this is." said the figure. He then proceeded to draw in the air and an image appeared. "What do you think that is?" he asked the blonde.
Naruto looked at it for a while and replied by saying "They just look like a bunch of scribbled lines to me." he said shocking the figure.
"What the hell have they been teaching this boy. He should be able to tell what type of seal this was immediately." he thought to himself. He then stood up and walked over to Naruto and kneeled down in front of him.
"Naruto I'm going to do something, but don't worry it wont hurt at all." said the man while biting his thumb. Naruto was a bit nervous, but let the man do what he was doing. The man drew an intricate seal on Narutos' forehead before rapidly going through hand signs. Before Naruto could even react, his eyes blurred as if he was in some sort of trance.
The figure had actually drawn a memory revealing seal that allowed the person who drew it to view every one of the persons memory. There the figure stood watching Narutos' life pass before his eyes from the moment Kyuubi was sealed inside of him, to when he got kicked out of the orphanage at six years old.
He also watched the treatment that Naruto received from the villages. All of the beatings and insults. He then watched as Naruto tried and failed the genin exam three times up to the moment he stole the scroll and released him.
In what was only a few seconds, the figure had seen Narutos' life and came to a conclusion. Practically everyone in this village were idiots for believing that the boy was the demon he held. After all any real demon would just kill them all for treating it the way this boy was treated.
He also saw that Naruto would need A LOT of training in order to be able to make his family proud. He would also definitely need to teach this boy a little bit about fashion, though he knew that the reason the blonde wore the bright close he was in was because that was all that he was allowed to buy.
It was at this moment the figure made up his mind. Turning around he looked at the fox. "Change in plans. We have to get him away from this village if we want him to become strong enough."
Naruto was shocked. What were these two talking about. "What do you mean 'get away from the village' ? As a matter of fact who are you anyway?" asked the blonde. The figure, who surprisingly was still hidden within the shadows, decided to tell him of his plans.
"Naruto I am going to ask you a question and I want you to answer it. According to your answer I will answer your second question." He said. Naruto hesitantly nodded.
"I want to take you and teach you everything I know, but if you stay in this village then they will only try to hinder your growth if what I saw in your memories was any indicator. Now the question is will you allow me to train you and help you to bring the Uzumaki clan back to its former glory." he asked since when he had saw Narutos memory, he had also seen Kyuubis' memories and found out certain facts about his previous host along with the fact that Uzu (Whirlpool) was destroyed.
Seeing that Naruto was still hesitant, he decided to give him a bit of reassurance. "I'm not saying that you will be gone forever, just long enough for you to be able to become a master of sorts at sealing." he said.
Naruto nodded. He would need to think this over. Before he had any time however, the figure made one last attempt. "Also, you will not only be able to get the villages respect, but be strong enough to protect everything you hold dear." he said using Narutos' memory to help him. Instantly Naruto got a look of determination in his eyes.
"When do we leave?" he asked.
"Immediately, and also bring that scroll with you." said the man. Naruto nodded his head. For now he would trust the man, but if he tried anything funny then he would just defeat him. Just when Naruto was about to agree a thought came to his mind.
"What if they put me down as a missing nin?" he asked.
The man smirked. "Technically, you're not a ninja and as a civilian you have the rights to leave whenever you want, so you'll be fine." he said. Naruto nodded. There was just one problem he had now.
"Umm how do I get out of here?" the figure looked at Kyuubi and instantly the fox forced the boy out of his mind.
"Do you think he'll become as good as you?" asked the fox.
"No…" the man replied "… he has the ability to become a lot better. All he need is to be guided correctly. He said with a smirk on his face and Kyuubi nodding.
Naruto awoke to find that it looked like hardly no time had passed at all. Seeing an unconscious Iruka leaning against a tree, the memory of what had happened resurfaced to his mind. He quickly rushed over to Irukas' side and shook him awake.
Iruka could feel someone shaking him, but was to tired to actually care. Soon however a familiar voice reached his ear. Remembering the situation that he was in his eyes immediately shot open. Looking around for Mizuki, he was surprised to see the man on the ground knocked out and tied up. He was confused about how it happened until he remembered Naruto making an army of Kagebunshin (Shadow Clones) and beating the shit out of Mizuki.
A small smile came to Irukas face as he decided to do something. "Hey Naruto close your eyes." he said in a strained voice. Naruto was confused, but complied anyway. When he closed his eyes, he felt his goggles be removed, only to be replaced by warm cloth.
"Okay you can open your eyes now." said Iruka. Naruto opened his eyes and the first thing he noticed was Irukas missing headband. He Then put a hand on his forehead only to feel cold metal. He immediately knew what it was.
"Congratulations on graduating Naruto." said Iruka. Naruto was shocked for a while, before that shock turned to joy. Before he could enjoy it however a voice spoke.
"Hey gaki, I was told to remind you of your agreement." said a voice from nowhere. Naruto looked around shocked before asking out loud.
"Who's there?" he asked, while Iruka got a concerned look on his face.
"Calm down it's me Kyuubi. It seems that your little visit opened up a way for us to chat without you actually coming in here. Just think what you want to say and we'll hear it." said the fox.
"Oh, you scared me." said the blonde mentally. He would've continued if he wasn't interrupted.
"Naruto, are you okay?" asked the concerned voice of Iruka. Naruto turned to him and nodded an affirmative.
"Hey gaki you have to get a move on. Get the scroll you were told to take and lets go." said the fox. Naruto nodded. He would have to make sure Iruka got back to the village first however. Kyuubi however sensed his thoughts and decided to give him some advice.
"Hey why don't you just use that clone jutsu. Just make sure they take it slow so that the you will have time to get away."
Naruto nodded, liking the idea. He quickly began to set his plan into action. "Wait here sensei, I'll go and get the scroll then we can go back to the village." Iruka nodded his head as Naruto got up and went over to where the scroll was in the bush. Then he made two shadow clones and made one henge into the scroll while the other he passed Irukas' headband to. The clone knew what to do.
Walking back out from behind the bush 'Naruto' walked up to Iruka and helped him to
stand. Then he slowly began to walk away with Iruka.
By this time Naruto had already left with the original scroll strapped to his back. He was running as fast as he could so that he could get away. By the time he began to tire, Kyuubi was expecting this and pumped some of his chakra into the boy to help him keep going.
Naruto just continued to run, following the directions the Kyuubi passed on from the still unnamed man. He didn't know where he was going, just that it would help him greatly. Naruto ran for three days straight, passing the outpost town closest to Konoha.
By the time Naruto was allowed to rest, he fell straight into a deep slumber, not knowing what was in store for him.
The knight the scroll was taken, 'Naruto' walked out of the forest and back toward the village. He had a very injured Iruka slung over his shoulder. Before he could even take a few steps toward the village however a pair of jounin appeared in front of him.
"Naruto Uzumaki, you are ordered to appear before the Hokage (Fire Shadow) immediately on account of the crime of stealing the Forbidden Scroll of Sealing. 'Naruto' nodded his head and followed the jounin to the Hokage Tower.
Once there Naruto was taken into the Hokages office. The Hokage was a man that looked to be in his sixties. He was wearing a long white and red robe and had a pipe in his mouth. He smiled happily as he saw Naruto.
"Ah Naruto-kun it's good to see you're okay. Iruka, you should've gone to the hospital." he said looking at the injured man. Iruka smiled sheepishly. Before anything else could be said however Naruto interrupted him.
I'm sorry to cut this short, but I don't have much time left." the clone said feeling its chakra draining. Before anyone could ask the clone told them what the original was doing, leaving out the part about meeting Kyuubi and the strange man and opting to only tell them that he was going to train.
"Oh by the way Iruka-sensei can you hold on to this until I return?" he asked handing the man back his headband. Iruka nodded his head. The clone then looked at the Hokage.
"And please don't send any hunter-nin after me, after all technically I'm not a shinobi and since I don't know any village secrets nobody will actually be trying to catch me." said the clone. And with that both Naruto and the scroll disappeared. The Hokage was just about to call a team of ANBU when Iruka interrupted him.
"I think you should let him go." he said shocking the Hokage and himself a bit.
"What do you mean let him go? Do you know what that scroll contains? Not to mention what Naruto himself holds?" asked the Hokage in a panicky voice.
"Yes I do and so does he." said Iruka. The Hokage knew that Mizuki told Naruto about what was sealed inside of him since he had watched the entire thing with the use of his crystal ball, though he had stopped using it after he saw Naruto beat Mizuki. Now he was wishing he hadn't.
"So you want me to leave a child with immense power, and one of this villages most prized possessions just leave?" he asked.
"Yes. I believe that Naruto can handle himself and that he'll come back stronger than ever. He asked you for your trust and no disrespect but you and everyone else in this village has been lying to him all of his life. The least you can do is show him a bit of trust" said Iruka with a fire in his eyes.
The third Hokage seemed to think it over before sighing. Iruka was right and he at least needed to give the boy a chance. He just hoped that this didn't blow up in his face.
"Fine I'll let him go. Since those two jounin saw Naruto bring the scroll back I will say that I put it someplace more safe. Also I will tell people that I sent Naruto someplace else for his punishment. Only you and I will know the truth and hopefully Naruto will come back stronger like you said." said the Hokage.
Iruka nodded before turning around and limping to the door. Before he left however the Hokage spoke again. "I hope you know what you're doing Iruka."
"So do I Hokage-sama." thought Iruka before leaving and heading to the hospital.
Okay that's the end of the prologue. Long I know, but I wanted to get a few things out of the way. So now just read and review and let me know if I should continue this or just work on my other story. If you want me to continue then the next chapter will be up by next week.