Little Shimura Tetsuo stared at the stranger his mommy left him with in fascination. There was something bright red on her head, and it had to be the prettiest thing he'd ever seen. He wanted it.

Part of it was hanging down near him. He grabbed it. It was nice and soft as well as beautiful.

He pulled it towards him.

"Ow! Let go of my hair you little brat!" the newly minted Genin Uzumaki Kushina shrieked.