Well, I had a poll to see what I should do next and this fic was the winner. Japanese kanji will be used as the title of this story. The title means, "The Legend of Exile". It was supposed to be the kanji for 'The Legend of the Renegade' but that didn't come up and this did.

Anyhoo, the pairing of the story will be Naruto X KONAN~! And side pairings such as…well, I really shouldn't be telling!

Naruto will be A LOT DIFFERENT IN THIS FIC! He will more cunning and think more. He will also be somewhat like Orochimaru with an obsession to learn jutsu, but will not go as far as Orochimaru did. Naruto will also have the Shōton, or Crystal Release as a bloodline.


Nagato will inhabit the Deva path instead of his real body in this story.

The Shōton will be composed of Earth and Fūton/Wind chakra in this fic. I would have had Raiton/Lightning, but I want to keep Naruto somewhat canon, and I don't want him to have 3 elements.

I'm trying to make this as original as I can, so NO mob beatings, NO female Kyūbi, NO harems, and especially NO lemons….sorry, but I really can't write those…..not much interaction with others in this chapter, that really disappointed me, I thought I could do better with that….. -_-

EDIT: AHHH! I replaced the original chapter with a rewrite, and it ended up wrong! But now I fixed it, so ignore the part where it had said Naruto was 5.

Italics= thoughts

Bold= Demons & Black Zetsu

Bold+Italics = Demons and Black Zetsu's thought

Here is the chapter! Starting with a song!

You were standing in the wake of devastation

You were waiting on the edge of the unknown

With the cataclysm raining down, insides crying save me now

You were there and possibly alone

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation

You build up hope, but failure's all you've known

Remember all the sadness and frustration

And let it go, let it go.

And in a burst of light that blinded every angel

As if the sky had blown the heavens into stars

You felt the gravity of tempered grace falling into empty space

No one there to catch you in their arms

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation

You build up hope, but failure's all you've known

Remember all the sadness and frustration

And let it go, let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation

You build up hope, but failure's all you've known

Remember all the sadness and frustration

And let it go, let it go

Let it go

Let it go

Let it go

Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation

You build up hope, but failure's all you've known

Remember all the sadness and frustration

And let it go, let it go

Iridescent by Linkin Park ~

~ Konohagakure: 10 years after the Kyūbi attack ~

A young boy, around the age of 10, walked down a street of Konohagakure slowly.

"Look, it's him. The demon." A woman whispered to her companion, and she had made sure the boy heard her insult.

All Naruto Uzumaki wanted to do was sit down and cry. He never had the love of a parent, and was slowly being driven to the point of insanity by the villagers' actions. Hell, he had never even understood why the older villagers mocked and jeered at him, and why the younger generations followed suit in their parent's actions.

Naruto walked into his small, rundown apartment that he had lived in ever since the orphanage had kicked him out, declaring he was 'disturbing the peace'. Naruto silently sat on his bed, and pondered all of his unanswered questions.

He silently pulled out a scroll he had secretly stolen from the library, and began to read the basics of Taijutsu. He placed one fist in front of another, and did the sequence of hand and foot motion basics of the Taka Taijutsu style.

'This is pretty simple….I need more of a challenge.' Naruto felt the lust to learn more about the basics of being a shinobi, and soon an evil smirk came upon his face.

You see, Naruto was not some 'dumbass demon'. For a 5 year old, he was pretty intelligent, and had a cunning mind. Years of running away from the villagers' insults had brought his already large stamina up to even greater heights than before.

He had also discovered something interesting about himself. He had a bloodline. It had something to do with Crystals, as he had managed to create crystal senbon, and he had also managed to crystalize flowers and bugs.

Deep within the boy's mind, a certain fox grinned. Kurama knew this boy had potential just by watching his actions so far, and this kid earned his respect. This kid had more guts than Mito and Kushina combined! For now, he was just going to sit back and watch the show until the right time to make his grand appearance.

~ 3 days later ~

"Kage no Bushin." Naruto spoke calmly as he put up the single hand sign for the Shadow Clone Jutsu. 4 identical shadow clones popped up beside him, and a feral grin came onto the young boy's face. The Hokage never would have expected Naruto of all people to steal the Forbidden Scroll, and the ninja of the Leaf were racing around frantically looking for the thief.

Said thief was eyeing the techniques in the scroll with disinterest, or at least until he came to a part that explained kekkai genkai techniques. And much to Naruto's luck, all registered clans with kekkai genkai of the lands were listed in the scroll.

Yes, Naruto knew his parents. He saw a picture of Minato Namikaze, and he could easily connect the dots. With the usage of an espionage technique he had learnt from the ANBU wearing a crow mask that seemingly disappeared after the Uchiha massacre, he easily snuck into the Hokage's office. He looked every for hidden vaults, and when he came to look behind the Yondaime's portrait, he found a blood fūinjutsu behind it. He had smeared a speck of his blood, and much to his shock the vault had actually opened for him.

Inside the vault were a black and dark crimson sword, exactly 6 scrolls, and at least 12 three-pronged kunai knives. Naruto immediately recognized the kunai knives to be the exact one's the Yondaime used for his Flying Thunder God technique. Naruto had opened the first scroll, and read the contents.

"To Naruto Uzumaki,

If you're reading this, then the stubborn old Sandaime finally told you the truth. Yes, I am your father, the great Yondaime! I believe you will grow up to as great as your old man here!

I'm sorry for sealing the Kyūbi in you, but there was no other option. Your mother, Kushina, was the former Jinchūriki host, but a masked man ripped the Kyūbi out of her right after your birth and manipulated it to destroy Konohagakure. A newborn was needed to seal away the Kyūbi, and you were the only newborn born that night. I could never have asked anyone to give up their newborn child to seal a Bijū in, so I used you.

I never wanted this to happen, but fate had other plans. As my final wish, I asked the Sandaime to make sure the village respected you. As my heir, I now leave you my Hiraishin Kunai for my Hiraishin no Jutsu.

Grow up proudly, and make your old man proud here.

~ Your father,

Minato Namikaze"

Naruto scoffed as he read what his father had written down. He had already known his heritage, or at least his father's side, but how naïve was this man? Why would he think the village would actually listen to his wishes when it came to the reason he had died?

Naruto glanced at the Hiraishin kunai, and he knew his decision immediately. He was not going to use them; in fact he hated his father for what had happened to him so far. He turned to the other scrolls, but he didn't find one from his mother, and that enraged him even further.

"Damn it, damn it, DAMN IT!" Naruto sobbed, and the sting of rejection hit him like a wave of tidal waves. His other mother didn't acknowledge him, and that hurt even worse than the constant insults and the constant pain of being ignored caused by the villagers. He punched the wall in a sudden rush of rage, and he stared at his clenched fists with teary eyes. "Why…? Why would my own mother not care enough for this…? Why didn't the old man bother to tell me…..?"

As Naruto cried, something inside of him just snapped, and an incredible rage flowed through his body. His eyes narrowed, and a plan began to formulate in his head.

"Boy….take the scrolls." Kyūbi commanded from within its prison.

"Why?" Naruto asked with slight suspicion.

"The scrolls might contain powerful techniques for you to use." Kyūbi's statement had a good point, but Naruto was still suspicious of the fox's motives.

"Why the hell would you care if I have powerful techniques?" Naruto asked, his eyes narrowed to slits at this point.

"I will not allow my container to be weak! This way, if I ever get the chance, you might put up a good fight for going against my freedom." Kyūbi roared, and he rammed one of his many tails against the steel bars holding him back from his freedom.

"No matter how twisted you worded that, you do have a valid reason." Naruto sighed as he cut the connection with the fox, and he walked over to the scrolls.

He opened up the first scroll, and all it contained were Fūton jutsu. The second scroll contained Doton jutsu. The third scroll contained kenjutsu and the usage of chains. The fourth scroll contained Fūinjutsu techniques. The final scroll had another blood seal on it, and when Naruto opened it, it contained the secret of the Shōton kekkai genkai.

'That's what I was looking for.' Naruto thought as he scanned through the scroll. The only new information was that the kekkai genkai only showed up in few individuals of the Uzumaki clan, and that it was composed of Doton and Futon chakra.

"This is damn useless!" Naruto angrily muttered as he threw the scroll to the other side of the room. He grabbed the sword and the other scrolls, and then he fled the room at the fear of his life. The Hokage could have come back at that point, and that wouldn't be good if Naruto was caught by the old man.

As soon as Naruto got back into his apartment, he opened the scroll on Fūinjutsu. He studied the diagram of a basic diagram of a sealing technique.

'This ought to be pretty simple.' Naruto thought with a small smirk as he grabbed a jar of ink, a brush, and a blank scroll. He concentrated as he drew the seal design, and within 10 minutes the seal was complete.

"Let's see if this works….." Naruto muttered as he placed his hands in a hand sign, and he prepared to seal the sword into the scroll. Much to his surprise, the sword did get sealed into the storage scroll.

"Good…much be my heritage that I'm able to do this on my first try…then again, this is one of the most simple seals on this scroll, a Genin could probably learn it." Naruto sighed as he closed the scroll, and he sat on his bed staring at the ceiling. He could feel his eyes droop closed after a few moments, and he welcomed in the sweet darkness.

~ A month later: Training Ground 33 ~

"Fūton: Reppūshō!" Naruto pushed him palms together, and a burst of compressed wind came from his palms. "Fūton seems to be pretty good…how 'bout Doton….?"

Naruto smashed his palms to the ground, and the ground seemed to open up and swallow a training dummy. "Doton: Retsudo Tenshō."

Naruto brushed the dirt off of his hands, and a small smirk seemed to come onto his face. "Doton seems pretty good also. Now let's see Shōton." Naruto crossed his arms, and he quickly formed two identical blue blades on both of his arms. "Shōton: Suishō Tō, and I do seem to be getting proficient in the Shōton."

Naruto formed crystal senbon and threw them at the targets set up on the trees, and 3 out of 4 senbon hit their mark.

"Damn it….I need more work on aim." Naruto muttered, his eye twitching in irritation. Naruto took out his katana, he swiped the tree quickly, and it was cleaved in half. "Pretty good, but I need work on this also." Naruto mused aloud, and he began to walk home.

As he walked home, everyone shunned and whispered about him as usual. He ignored the glares and remarks and kept his fake smile on the entire time.
"Naruto!" He heard Iruka yell his name cheerfully, and he turned to see his mentor. "Would you like to get some ramen with me?"

Naruto shook his head. "Sorry Iruka-sensei, but I have plans. Maybe some other time."

Iruka's face fell, and he remarked, "Naruto is something wrong?"

"No…..what makes you think that?" Naruto kept his fake smile, and his face didn't betray any of his true emotions.

"You always jumped for the chance to go get ramen with me. Ever since a month ago, you have always said you are busy and maybe we could go some other time. And in class, you seem…..different."
Naruto pondered this for a moment, and he realized how his actions could have affected other people. Then he realized how nobody probably cared much for him, but this led him to realize how Iruka actually noticed this change, and confronted him about it. Naruto smiled, someone actually did care about him.

"Iruka-sensei…maybe what I can do can wait, I'd love to get ramen with you." Naruto stated with a big smile on his face

~ A Week Later: Naruto's Apartment ~

Naruto had done it. He had mastered all of the lower level techniques on the scrolls. He knew this day would come, but he didn't expect it so soon.

He stared out his window blankly. The view of Konohagakure disgusted him. The village was beautiful, but it didn't reflect the village's true nature. The civilians were assholes that cared only for themselves. The shinobi played favoritism, as shown with the last loyal Uchiha. The boy was spoiled to death with all of his desires, and he was blinded by hatred so much he didn't realize what he really was doing; he had no other purpose in life.

The academy was a joke. History didn't help in life or death situations, and the techniques they taught would barely help against a more experienced shinobi. The girls there were mostly civilians who wanted the Uchiha's affection, so they were useless. The village was doomed if that was their future shinobi.

Naruto chuckled bitterly. He refused to be a pawn in their games. He followed his own path, even if it killed him in the end. He grabbed a storage scrolls and stored all of his scrolls, sword, senbon, and money into the scroll. He got into his new outfit he had just bought, and it went well with his new appearance.

He had grown his blonde hair out, and his bangs framed the sides of his face delicately with metal cuffs at the ends. ( A/N: Like Haku's bangs.) His hair was still pretty short, but it reached his neck and was really spiky at the ends. He now wore black hakama pants, and underneath that were fishnet. He now also wore a black top that looked like a kimono top, but the sleeves extended past his hands. He had three pouches attached to his hips. He wore armguards with fingerless gloves, and the basic black shinobi sandals.

He adjusted his arm guards, and he took one last glance around his room.

'This is it…..no going back after this. No regrets…..I hope Iruka-sensei doesn't miss me too badly….I WILL NOT BE THEIR PAWN!' Naruto broke out into a full run, and only stopped when he detected other presences. ANBU were patrolling, as usual, but they didn't notice him as he ran by, and he easily made it out the gate and into the wilderness. He kept running as soon as he was certain he was being followed, and he burst into maniacal laughter after he realized what he had done.

"I left the supposedly greatest village in the land without anyone noticing me! How great is that!" Naruto cackled as tears streamed down his face from laughing so hard. After a minute, he composed himself and began to build a camp for the night.

Naruto really should have checked the area, if he had, he would have noticed the Venus flytrap with a figure in it.

~ Amegakure ~

Pein sighed as he stared out at Amegakure from within his tower. Hanzō's rule would be over, and soon by his hand.

"Leader-sama, we have news." The combined halves of Zetsu declared as he rose out from the floor.

"What's the news, Zetsu?" The monotonous voice of his leader made Zetsu shudder slightly, and he quickly replied back, "The Uzumaki brat has left the village.

"He has left? This will help matters. Gather the rest of the Akatsuki." Zetsu nodded obediently and sunk into the ground to tell the other members.

"Nagato…..you look troubled." Konan's voice reached Pein's ears, and he turned to see she was staring at him.

"You'll find out at the meeting, Konan." Konan nodded slowly, and the duo exited the small room to go to the meeting room.

~ Akatsuki Meeting Room ~

One by one the members of the Akatsuki filed into the room.

First to enter was the redhead from Sunagakure known as Akasuna no Sasori. He was known for being impatient, so he always arrived early to the meetings. He gave a brief nod to Pein and Konan before sitting down.

Next to arrive was the weasel himself, Itachi Uchiha from Konohagakure. He silently entered the room and sat down silently.

The newest member entered next, and he stumbled in half asleep.

"Why the hell do we need a meeting this early, un?" Deidara yawned, and he slowly pulled his hair into its usual messy ponytail.

"You'll see." Was all Pein said as the other members filed in.

The order of the rest arriving was like this: Kisame, Kakuzu, Zetsu, and finally Hidan came stumbling in covered in blood.

"You're late." Pein's ringed eyes glared at Hidan, and you could easily tell he was freaking out.

"I needed to finish my fucking ritual!" Hidan protested, but Pein sent another glare that promised punishment at him, and that shit him up quickly.

"Anyways, I'm calling this meeting for recruitment of another member." Pein began, and no one dared to speak against his decision. "This boy happens to possess the Shōton kekkai genkai. Sasori! Deidara!" The two sat up immediately and acknowledged their leader. "You are to bring the boy to me. His name is Naruto Uzumaki, and his current location is in the Land of Fire."

"We won't fail, un!" Deidara promised, and Sasori nodded his agreement.

"Good. This meeting is now adjourned." Pein walked out of the room, and Konan was hot on his heels.

When they were in the privacy of Pein's room, Konan said,

"Why would you want a child in the Akatsuki Nagato? This is not a safe environment with the civil war. Madara could also take or kill him at any moment."

Pein sighed, and he quietly replied back, "This boy is my cousin from my father's side."

Konan's mouth froze into a 'O', and then she smiled. "That's great! You have another family member!" Konan then hugged Nagato, who smiled weakly. As Konan did this, she felt a twinge of jealousy at the fact that Nagato had a family member still alive, but she brushed it off.

~ Same time: Konohagakure ~

The Sandaime Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi, stared out the window in his office. It had been hours since Yūgao found Naruto's room empty on her shift to guard him. Hiruzen had gone into a state of panic, and then he realized Naruto had left on his free will from the message in his room.

The message said this:

"I'm sick of this pathetic village bringing me down. Fuck the people; I will not be a pawn in your sick games.

Naruto Uzumaki-Namikaze"

Sarutobi sighed when he realized all the past mistakes he had made. Suddenly, the door opened and the council came in. The council was made up of 2 people, Koharu Utatane and Homura Mitokado.

"Sarutobi…do you realize what the matter has called to?" Koharu;s voice broke the silence, and she really was worried for her teammate.

"Yes, I know it has to come for this." Sarutobi sighed, and he looked as the rising sun with worry in his eyes, but his former teammates knew he felt shame in how he let down Minato and Kushina.

Homura knew how much this hurt his former teammate, and he placed his hand on Hiruzen's shoulder in a comforting manner. "We'll get him back."

Sarutobi remained silent, and the trackers he requested came into the room. One Hyūga, one Aburame, on Inuzuka, and a Nara made up the perfect tracking team.

"Your assignment is to find, retrieve, and bring back Naruto Uzumaki to the village. Go!" The team nodded and exited the room quickly.

'I hope Naruto is safe, and that none of Minato's enemies have discovered him…..I'm getting too old for all of this…'

~ Underground Konohagakure: Danzō's hideout ~

"Fū, Toruné, your assignment is to find the boy known as Naruto Uzumaki and to bring him to me. I need a new weapon for my usage." Danzō ordered the duo, and they were gone with the wind.

'I will get the boy, and he shall be Ne's secret weapon!'

Meanwhile, Naruto's azure eyes opened, and he was unaware of the multiple shinobi aiming for his capture.

The hunt was on.


How was the prologue? Please review and tell me what you think.

Personally, this didn't come out the way I expected it to be, but I'm somewhat pleased.

Anyhoo, Naruto was using C-rank jutsu because I find it ridiculous that a 10 year old could learn anything above C-rank.

Here are the Jutsu guide/Translations:

Fūton: Wind

Doton: Earth

Raiton: Lightning

Taka: Hawk

Shōton: Crystal Release

Fūton: Reppūshō: C rank technique where user puts palms together and causes a compressed blast of wind to come out. Originally used by Nagato in the anime/manga.

Doton: Retsudo Tenshō: C rank technique where the user causes the ground to shift and seemingly swallow the enemy.

Shōton: Suishō Tō: The user creates crystal blades on each arm.

Coming next chapter: Danzō, Konoha, and the Akatsuki are all after Naruto! Who will get to him first? (Even though it's kind of obvious.)

R & R