Kage no hon'no: *waves lazily* Yo! Kage no hon'no here with my very first story! Whoo!

? : Sheesh, can you keep it down over there? I'm trying to sleep!

Kage no hon'no: Sorry, but… it's my first story!

? : *waves him off* Yea, yea. Now let me sleep! Since you generously decided to place me with the number one knuckle head, hyperactive ninja when he's SIX, I'm not going to get much sleep from now on.

Kage no hon'no: Come on! Stop being so lazy! Besides, you'll get your fun when you torture him?

? : Don't you mean train him?

Kage no hon'no: *smiling* Nope!

? : *shrugs* guess it's not so bad then.

*Naruto comes in with a scroll in hand *

Naruto: Hey uh, is there a Kage no hon'no here?

Kage no hon'no: I guess you're here for the mission request?

Naruto: *nods* Yep. *looks at scroll* S-ranked mission: Help needed in creation of a 'fan fiction?' Request for Uzumaki Naruto to take mission solo.

Kage no hon'no: Yep! Sounds about right! Alright, your first job is to *drum roll* read the disclaimer for today! *does a pose similar to Jiraiya's*

Naruto: *sighs* Just had to get the mission with the freaky client.

Kage no hon'no: *eye twitches* Do the damned disclaimer.

Naruto: Alright.

Disclaimer: Kage no hon'no does not own anything in the Naruto world. He does own that freaky hooded guy over there.

? : *demonic aura appears around him*

Kage no hon'no: Kill him.

Naruto: Eh? No, wait…

*screams of pain are heard seconds later*

Word guide

'Hello' regular talking

'Hello' thinking

'Hello' demon talking/summon talking

'Hello' demon thinking/summon thinking

The Encounter

The night was silent as a dark figure walked down one of the many streets in Konoha. The man was about 6'3 and wore clothing that was completely black. A hood was over his head, hiding most of the details of his face. Two golden orbs shone out from under the hood that spoke of both wisdom and sadness. "It's been several years since I've been here. Hope not much has changed since my… departure." The man suddenly let out a groan of annoyance, "No, I'm not going there! I don't care if it's a good source of information!" He palmed his fame with his hand before letting out a sigh, "Of all the most perverted-" he suddenly jerked his head upright, "I'm not sure," he muttered, "The old monkey probably gave the seat to someone else already. He hated doing paperwork." The man chuckled, "I'll never forget the expression on his face when I refused to-" He stopped and started sniffing the air. "I smell blood, and lots of it." The man quickly turned and ran down the alley to the right. As he ran further down the alley, he could see signs of a struggle as the walls were covered in blood and slash marks. "What on earth happened here?" He whispered as he looked around. He stumbled as he tripped over something causing the figure beneath him to groan. Turning around to look at what he tripped over, his eyes widened in horror. Lying on the ground was a small child about five to six years old. The kid had spiky blonde hair that was matted with blood. His clothing was torn to shreds and he bled from numerous small and several large wounds on his back. The man quickly got on his knees and placed his hands on the kids back where they started glowing green. Several minutes passed as the man healed the wounds on the kid's back and front, which had even worse wounds there as well. Once he finished healing all of the kid's wounds, the kids eyes shot open. He grabbed a short pipe next to him and jammed it into the man's throat. The man let out a gurgle before falling backwards. The kid stared at him in shock.

"Did… I just do that?" the kid asked himself. Suddenly, the man lifted his hand and pulled the pipe out of his throat.

"Well that wasn't very nice,' he said, "killing the man who saved you.".

The kid stared at him, dumbfounded, "H-how? I- I killed you."

The man nodded, "That you did, but doesn't matter. I would have done the same in your position." He walked over and picked up the kid and put him on his shoulders.

"Hey!" the kid shouted, "what are you doing?" The man snorted, "What does it look like I'm doing? I'm taking you back to my place. You'll be safe there and I need to see if I completely healed you. So be quiet and enjoy the ride gaki."

The kid folded his arms and pouted, "Don't call me that!"

"Call you what?" the man asked.

"Gaki! I have a name you know!"

The man raised a hidden eyebrow. "It that the only thing he picked up on out of all that?" "So what is your name gaki?" he asked.

"I'm Naruto Uzumaki! Future Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village!" Naruto answered a goofy grin on his face.

The man scoffed, "Fishcake? You can't be a good Hokage with a name like that."

A tick mark appeared on Naruto's forehead. "It does not mean fishcake! My name means Maelstrom!"

The man rolled his eyes. "Riiiiight."

Naruto just growled and started to pout again. Several minutes passed as they walked in silence. "Hey mister?"

The man leaned his head back to look at Naruto, "Hm?"

"I never got your name mister."

"That's because I never gave it."

Naruto huffed in annoyance, "Well, what's your name?"

The man put his head back down and smiled under his hood. "You can call me… Kage."

Kage no hon'no: Whew! That took some time, but I finished the first installment of Uzumaki's Shadow!

Kage: *looks at computer* It's a little… short isn't it?

Kage no hon'no: *shrugs* Hey, it's a prologue. I don't need it to be that long.

Kage: I guess so but-

*Naruto comes in bruised and battered*

Naruto: Hey! What the hell was that for?

Kage/Kage no hon'no: What was what?

Naruto: Well you pummeled me into a pulp, and then *points at computer* I became a six year old that looked like I was put though a meat grinder!

Kage: *sighs* Seems like I need to explain all of this for you. Follow me. *Kage and Naruto leave the room.

Kage no hon'no: *looks around the room* Well, I guess that leaves just me. Read and Review please! Ja ne!