Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto or Rosario Vampire
Summary- He lived among the humans and all he's ever felt was hate and loneliness while being called a monster. It's ironic that sometimes the cruelest monsters are humans themselves. Tired of his life he becomes what they feared and embraced his inner demon and lives among the monsters. Naruto x Inner Moka(Ura) Tsukune x Outer Moka(Omote)
Chapter 1- Enough
Pain. That was the only word that came to Naruto's mind when he woke up and felt the pain from his earlier battle erupt through his entire body. He looked around to see he was in a hospital room…alone. He had a bitter smile at this as he realized that once again when he was hurting, either physically or emotionally, he had no one to help him. His body was covered with bandages and he could barely move without feeling some kind of ache on his body but he didn't let that get him down. No, because he kept his promise.
He promised her to bring Sasuke back and he did…it just took some physical persuasion to make Sasuke see the error of his ways.
Hopefully now he has proven himself. He kept his promise to Sakura, now maybe the girl he loves will acknowledge him. He completed the mission given to him by the Hokage, maybe now the village will see him as a reliable shinobi instead of the dead last, as they so eloquently call him. Maybe now he has proven he is a human being who works his hardest instead of the 'demon brat' that they have labeled him as and accept that he is not the kyuubi no kitsune.
Acceptance, such a funny word in the life of Naruto Uzumaki. Konoha is known as a village that treat's everyone as family, all except for one boy. Naruto has lived his life alone, a constant life for survival as the villagers tried to end him. Is that how they treat family? Although he's not an expert, never really having a family, he's certain that the answer to that question would be: HELL NO. But he has accepted it as a part of his life, as just another obstacle to get over in order to achieve his dream.
Just then the door opened, interrupting Naruto from his thought. He looked at the visitor to see the busty blonde Hokage. The older woman saw that he was awake and smiled in relief.
"Glad to see you're awake." She said as she approached his bedside.
"Glad to know you care baa-chan." He said with a cheeky grin as a tick mark appeared on her head.
"I'd suggest you watch what you say unless you want to extend your time in the hospital." She threatened as she waved her fist at him. Seeing this he gulped in fear deciding to keep his mouth shut.
"Well now that you decided to keep quiet there's something I have to tell you." Tsunade said with a frown.
"What?" he asked confused.
"You've been out for a few days…and something happened during that time." She said with a solemn look.
"What happened?" he asked seriously. Whatever happened must be serious to get a look like that from Tsunade.
"While you and the others were still injured…Sasuke used that as an opportunity to escape again. I still had a shortage of shinobi and with you guys unable to go out we had no one to stop him." She answered sadly. Hearing this Naruto gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. All that hard work for nothing!
"Where is he? I'll go get him back now!" he said as he tried to get out of bed. The moment he moved though he felt a wave of pain that sent him back down.
"Settle down before you kill yourself." She sighed as she watched him struggle with the sheets of his bed.
"Fine! When get I get out of here?" he asked as he glared at the sheets as if they were evil reincarnated.
"Tomorrow, I want you to stay here for the rest of the day just to be safe." She explained. Naruto didn't like the idea of staying in the hospital any longer but he would just have to deal with it.
"And I want you to come to my office tomorrow when your checked out." She added as she made her way out of the room. Naruto nodded to her as he lay on his bed trying to get comfortable. During the rest of the day he was visited by Jiraiya, Iruka, Kakashi, Shizune, Lee, Neji, Shikamaru and Choji who stayed for a small chat until they left him to rest. He hadn't heard a thing from Sakura.
Hokage Office- Next Day
Checking out of the hospital Naruto made his way towards the Hokage Tower. On the way there he noticed that nothing has changed. Despite his best efforts people still glared at him with cold eyes and he could still hear the hushed whispers of the demon brat being the reason why Sasuke left or how the demon should have just died. He frowned at this for a second before putting the mask of the smiling idiot back on.
He didn't want people to see it but after all this time it still hurt. 13 years of this and nothing has changed. On the outside he wore a mask of a boy who didn't let anything get to him but on the inside he was still a little boy crying for people to accept him.
'Why? I'm just like them but they treat me like this.' He thought to himself.
'That's the problem. You're not like them and you know it…you just don't want to accept it.' A demonic voice said from his mind. Hearing this caused him to stop in his tracks.
'What?' he asked as he found himself in the familiar sewers of his mind looking inside the cage hosting the nine tailed fox.
'You heard me. You're nothing like these humans but you refuse to accept what you really are.' the fox said grinning.
'I am human! Just wait until I prove you wrong when I earn their respect!' he thought bitterly not liking what the fox was saying. Hearing this, the fox couldn't help but laugh.
'You still don't get it! No matter what you do the village will always so you as a demon, and deep down you know it. Instead of fighting them you should just embrace it and become what they've always feared. Instead of fighting against me you should fight with me!'
'With you? What the hell are you talking about?'
'I may be a giant demon but even I know when someone takes things too far. And the way these villagers treat you, a child, is definitely crossing the line.'
'Sounds like you care.' Naruto pointed out surprised at what the fox demon said.
'Guess spending all this time with you has made me a big old softie' the fox chuckled. Hearing this Naruto couldn't help but find that amusing as well.
'Maybe…but what was this whole thing about fighting you?'
'When you use my chakra you aren't using its pure form.' The fox explained confusing the blonde.
'What are you talking about?'
'When you use my chakra you are using a converted version of it. That's why it hurts when you use it since the tampered chakra has a double edged sword affect. If you were to use it at its pure form you would be able to use it without the pain.'
'Right, in its purest form it's called youki. It works just like chakra but since you are human and because of the seal it is converted into a form of chakra that is more suitable for you but because it was altered it has its drawbacks.'
'How can I use it while it's still youki?'
'By stop fighting me.'
'The seal converts my youki and the seal is like an extension of your will. The only reason you haven't been able to access my youki is because you've worked so hard to resist me. But there is a side effect, by using my youki, it is as if you are fusing with a part of me.'
'And that means?'
'That agreeing to fight with me by using my youki you are pretty much agreeing to turning yourself into a kitsune human hybrid. It's like a way to say you've finally accepted that you will always be different. So you have two choices, either you keep denying what you know is the truth and continue to live in a little fantasy world or you accept it and stop living a lie. ' The fox explained as Naruto went silent thinking over what the fox said. 'Just think about it kid but know this. You and I are going to be stuck together for some time and I am sick of how these humans treat you. They have always called you a monster but just think back to how they treated you and ask yourself who the real monster is.'
'I guess, but why are you saying all his now?'
'Like I said, you and I will be spending a lot of time together so we might as well get along.' The fox explained calmly.
'A clean start?' Naruto thought. Thinking about it the fox helped him out more than anyone even if it was unintentional or merely for its own survival. Its chakra saved him on more than one occasion. Also since the fox was a part of him in a way so that meant that it knew him beer than anyone. He didn't want to admit it but he knew what the fox said was true. People will most likely see the demon somewhere when they look at him and even if he earns their respect he will always remember how they treated him. Maybe he should listen to the fox. He sighed as he had a lot to think about.
'Since we're starting over do you have a name or should I just keep calling you fox?' he asked accepting the fox demon's peace offer. The fox was silent not expecting this question. None of his previous containers ever thought to ask him his name. He had a small smile as he thought about the changes that were sure to occur in their lives.
'My name's Kurama.' He introduced.
'Well Kurama my name is Naruto Uzumaki nice to meet ya!' Naruto said with a grin as he extended his arm, his fist pointed towards the large fox. Amused, Kurama reached out of the cage and bumped his larger fist with Naruto's. Things were definitely going to be more interesting. Ending the mind link Naruto continued his way towards the Hokage's tower as he kept replaying the fox's words.
Tsuande looked up from her desk massaging her temple. She was not going to enjoy this at all. She sighed as she looked at the people gathered in her room. Currently standing in her room was her teammate Jiraiya, her apprentice Shizune and the rookie 12 (minus Sasuke and Naruto) and their senseis. The group waited for the final member to join expecting the blonde ninja to burst through the doors with a bundle of energy. They were surprised when Naruto quietly entered the room and were even more shocked when they saw a thoughtful expression on his face instead of his usual boyish grin. Getting over her shock Tsunade cleared her throat to get everyone's attention so she could begin.
"As you know Sasuke has, once again, left the village in an attempt to gain power for his revenge. Since you are from his generation I thought it would appropriate to inform you of the situation. As of right now, Sasuke Uchiha is officially declared a missing-nin." She explained. She expected a loud burst from two of the gathered people but surprisingly there was only one.
"How can you say that Hokage-sama!? Sasuke-kun hasn't done anything wrong! Orichimaru brainwashed him with that curse mark thing!" Sakura cried appalled at the idea of her beloved being branded as a traitor. How could they even think of something like this? She would have continued but noticed her blonde teammate was uncharacteristically quiet. Upset that he wasn't defending Sasuke like her she confronted him.
"Naruto! Didn't you hear her? Say something baka!" she yelled. Having the attention pointed at him Naruto looked Tsunade straight in the eye.
'Kurama is right…it's time to grow up and stop living in a pretend world.' He thought as he made his decision. Releasing a sigh he asked the Hokage, "Sasuke is now a missing-nin…what are your orders?"
Everyone was surprised at his question. They expected him to be outraged and demand Tsunade to reverse the decision. Coming out of his stupor Jiraiya stepped in to answer the question.
"According to my spies we have about 3 years until Orochimaru can use his jutsu to take Sasuke's body so we have some time until we have to make our move."
"Seeing as he is a missing-nin I assume he is wanted dead or alive right?" he asked again shocking everyone. Naruto knew this wasn't how people usually saw him but he was tired of this. Sasuke was given too many chances in his book and he blew it by betraying the village which is punishable by death.
"I'm afraid not. Seeing as he is one of the last two Uchiha the council has ordered he be brought back alive in hopes of gaining his loyalty again." Tsunade said regrettably. Hearing this Naruto couldn't help but scoff.
"Figures the council would do something like that for their precious Uchiha." He said in the coldest voice anyone ever heard from him.
"Naruto, how can you say that?! Are you seriously thinking about killing Sasuke-kun?!" Sakura yelled enraged before a thought occurred and she narrowed her eyes at the blonde. "I get it! You're doing this because you're just jealous of him! It's probably that petty jealousy that made Sasuke-kun leave!" she yelled in an accusing manner.
'It's always like this! No matter what she only thinks of Sasuke and blames me for something! To think I thought ever that things in this village would change. Kurama was right…it's about time I stop pretending and accept that some things won't change' Naruto thought bitterly.
"Haruno, do us all a favor and shut up for once." He said causing everyone's eyes to widen. They have never heard him talk to his precious 'Sakura-chan' like that before.
"How dare you!" the pinkette yelled as she went to punch the blonde. He caught her fist easily and stared at her with cold blue eyes.
"Troublesome." Shikamaru muttered but just as shocked as the others.
"Listen well Haruno, the next time you decided to attack me I will defend myself." He stated before shoving her hand away. Not liking this new attitude she went for another punch but Naruto sidestepped out of the way and punched her in the stomach. Her eyes widened as she fell on her names clutching her stomach in pain.
"Naruto!" Kakashi shouted seeing his two remaining students.
"I warned her Kakashi-sensei. I was merely defending myself." He explained bluntly before turning his attention back to Tsunade. "Is there anything else Baa-chan?"
"I'm afraid I have some bad news that concerns you." She said gravely as she addressed Naruto. This got his attention as he waited for her to continue.
"The council has some concerns about your unique situation." She said with only him and the adults knowing what she meant. "They would feel it best if you were suspended from you ninja duties for a year or so." She said unable to look at him in the eyes. The room grew deathly silent as he words registered in everyone's mind.
"What?" Naruto said quietly.
"They think it would be too dangerous for you to continue with all that has happened to you. They think you need a period of rest." She said cursing inwardly. It was killing her to have to tell him this.
Naruto for his part was seething in silence. He knew that this was nothing but a cover up. He knew the council was afraid he would lose control of Kurama's chakra. He clenched his fist until his knuckles turned white. He was tired of this! The only thing he ever wanted was to prove he was loyal and now they've taken his rights as a shinobi. That was the last straw, enough was enough. He calmly walked over towards Tsunade's desk and silently took his forehead protector off. He took one final look at it before slamming it down on her desk causing everyone to jump.
"They want me to have a period of rest…I'll do them one better. Think of this as my resignation." He said before turning around to take his leave.
"Naruto wait! What are you doing?" Tsunade asked shocked.
"I decided, what's the point in serving a village that treats me like shit? I'm not going to betray the village and leave Konoha but I'm done fighting for it." He said as he opened the door.
"What happened? Why are you acting like this all of a sudden?" Jiraiya asked concerned for his godson's attitude. Naruto stopped before he spared the room a final glance.
"What happened? I decided to stop pretending." He said cryptically before leaving the stunned group.
2 years later
Ever since Naruto stopped his shinobi duties a lot has changed about him. Whenever anyone glared at him he glared right back. The first few times he did this the people were shocked, the demon brat never responded like that. People started to watch how they acted around him realizing that if they push him to hard he might push back harder and that was something they definitely didn't want. Naruto rarely smiled in the village anymore. The only time he smiled was when he was at Ichiraku's, the privacy of his home or the presence of his friends.
Friends…they were another thing that changed. Ever since he returned his forehead protector he rarely saw the rookie 12 (technically the rookie 10 now). During these two years the only ones to visit, when they weren't on missions, were Shikamaru, Choji, Neji, Lee, Iruka and Kakashi. He also received a visit from Jiraiya when he returned to the village and received a call from the Hokage so he could catch up with Tsunade and Shizune. No one else even thought about visiting him, if they ever saw him on the streets they would avoid looking at him and continue on as if they never saw him. Every now and then they would try to persuade him to become a shinobi again but he would always tell them he wanted to try a peaceful life hoping to find a purpose in life.
The biggest change though was his relationship with Kurama. They started off a little rough due to their past interactions but pretty soon they started to form a close bond. Since Naruto was no longer a registered shinobi he couldn't use the training fields anymore he trained within his mindscape. Kurama taught him how to utilize his youki and as time passed he felt the changes within him. He felt the demonic energy mix with his own as his body changed. His blue eyes were still the same intense blue but now had black slits down the middle. His ears shifted to fox ears that poked through his hair, whih grew past his ears, that were a red orange color and a fox tail of the same color. He was explained that the amount of tails a kitsune had was a testament of his power with 9 being the highest. He learned how to use his youki to hide his fox like attributes.
While in the mindscape he endured rigorous training. He learned that he had two chakra affinities. His natural affinity was wind. He learned a few techniques but his favorite was surrounding his claws with wind chakra increasing their power. His second affinity was fire thanks to his kitsune half. Kitsunes were a natural when it came to fire and having Kurama, who was considered a god amongst the kitsune, as a teacher was a definite help. He also trained on controlling Kurama's youki now able to control 3 tails worth of it. His body and mind were not strong enough to handle anymore without suffering from a type of overload that could cause serious problems.
Naruto and Kurama started off with a teacher-student relationship but as time passed by it soon evolved to a relationship close to that of brothers. It was interesting really. Once Naruto stopped blaming Kurama and once Kurama stopped trying to corrupt Naruto the two found out that they rather enjoyed each other's company. They stilled annoyed each other now. Kurama could be rather sarcastic and Naruto knew just what buttons to push to get the fox all riled up but it was nice.
The only thing that bothered Naruto was that he was tired. He was tired of this village. He didn't regret his decision, though he was a little sad that it caused the few people who still talked to him to frown whenever he refused to come back. He wanted to leave the village for a bit. He wanted to explore the world and try some new things hoping to find some happiness that he couldn't find in the village that hated him. The answer came to him one day when he was going through his mail. He found an interesting letter from out of the village. Curious he read it and his eyes widened at what he read.
I am please to inform you that you are invited to join Yokai Academy. By attending this school not only will you receive an education you will also gain once in a lifetime opportunities. Please note that Yokai Academy is a boarding school so you will be living there most of the year if you choose to join. By attending this school not only will it help chose your path for your future it will also give you the opportunity to interact with people from around the world. Please tell us your decision the school year will begin in about three months.
Tenmei Mikogami, the Headmaster
'Hey what do you think Kurama?' Naruto thought curiously. Kurama read the letter through Naruto and to be honest he was just as interested as his container.
'We wanted to find a way to leave the village to see the world. This seems like the best opportunity.' He mused.
'You're right…I'm not crazy about the whole school thing but it sounds interesting. Guess we better talk to Tsunade Baa-chan.' He thought as he made his way out of the apartment heading towards the Hokage's office.
Once he made sure Tsunade was not in a meeting Naruto entered her office. Once in he saw the Hokage herself, Shizune and Jiraiya. The three looked up to see Naruto enter the room. They saw that he had a serious look on his face and frowned. Whenever he had that look they knew that whatever he had to say was important.
"Hey Baa-chan, Pervy-sage, Shizune-neechan, I have something to ask you." He said as he took his seat in front of them.
"And what would that be?" Tsunade asked curiously. Naruto pulled out a piece of paper and handed it to her. Raising an eyebrow she took it silently as she read the contents. Shizune and Jiraiya watched as her eyebrows rose higher and higher until she looked away from the letter and looked at Naruto. She handed Jiraiya the letter as he lowered it so both he and Shizune could read it. Once finished they were both looking at Naruto just as surprised.
"Naruto, why are you showing this to us?" Tsunade asked not wanting to believe what she was thinking.
"I think you know Baa-chan. I would like to go." He said seriously. He knew they would be sad about him leaving and truth be told he would miss them too, but this was an opportunity that he couldn't miss.
"Why?" Jiraiya asked. Like the others he was hoping that Naruto would decide to become a shinobi again but with this it seemed like a lost cause.
"Honestly because my whole life I have been stuck in this village. I have been stuck in this village where adults hate me and teach their children to ignore me. Besides you three, Kakashi-sensei, Iruka-sensei, Lee, Shikamaru, Choji and Neji I'm all alone. (he hasn't told anyone about his relationship with Kurama)By going to this school it would give me a chance to see a world outside the village, a chance to interact with people my age who haven't been raised to ignore me, a chance to leave all this hatred. I'm not going to be gone forever…but it could be nice to live a different life style for a while." He explained. The three shinobi listened to him and couldn't help but agree. This could be a great opportunity for him.
"I see. I'm not crazy about the idea of you leaving the village but you've given a reasonable argument. Alright Naruto you can attend this school but there are two conditions." Tsunade said.
"What are they?" he asked figuring that there would be some conditions he had to follow by.
"I want you to keep contact with us via toad summons." She stated.
"Okay." He agreed easily.
"Second I want you to enjoy yourself while you're there." She said smiling.
"The village won't be the same without you but hey, this could be your chance to have the life you deserved." Jiraiya added with a smile.
"Thank you." Naruto said smiling.
"Go mail them your answer and get things settled. I'll take care of the paper work needed for your departure." Tsunade said. Naruto nodded and thanked them again before leaving as he started his preparations for his departure.
3 Months Later
During the 3 months Naruto packed everything of value to him. Once he left he knew his landlord would sell his apartment the next day so he made sure to bring anything important to him. He told his friends his decision and although they were sad he was leaving they supported his decision. Naruto didn't bother telling anyone else, he knew the word about his leaving would spread and that they would celebrate but he didn't really care. His last night in Konoha he had one final meal at Ichiraku's and thanked them for everything they've done for him.
The morning of his departure Naruto left his apartment and took a deep breath. Today was the day. Once graduating from the academy he thought he was done with everything school related and yet here he was willingly going to a distant school. As he was walking he couldn't help but frown at his uniform. A white collared shirt, brown pants and a green blazer. The only good thing about it was that he managed to find an orange tie. As he approached the village gates he saw a few familiar faces.
"You didn't think we'd let you leave without seeing you off did you?" Kakashi asked as he put away his little orange book.
"Actually that's exactly what I thought." Naruto said sheepishly.
"And I thought you knew us better than that." Iruka teased with a sad smile.
"Naruto it is sad to see that this village has dowsed your flames of youth but hopefully they will reignite at his new school of yours." Lee said giving his signature nice guy pose.
"Just promise me that you'll never lose your flames of youth Lee." Naruto chuckled as he extended his arm.
"Of course not and I look forward to your return my eternal rival." The green spandex ninja said as he shook Naruto's hand. Neji was next to walk up.
"When we first met I let my misguided beliefs affect how I acted. That was a very rough part of my life and it is thanks to you beating the truth into me that I was able to get over it. I hope you find what you are looking for on your journey my friend." Neji said as he bowed in respect.
"I hope so too. Keep up the good work Neji. I know one day you'll reunite you clans main and branch family." Naruto said as he too bowed to his friend.
"You were the best ramen eating partner ever. It won't be the same without you." Choji said a sad smile on his face.
"Yeah…make sure to visit Ichiraku's. Don't let their gift to the world be unappreciated."
"I'll make sure they put a plaque up in your honor." Choji said chuckling softly before shaking Naruto's hand.
"Making me wake up this early. I knew you were troublesome." Shikamaru said smiling.
"Stop wasting your smarts by being a lazy ass and actually do something." Naruto joked.
"Too troublesome. Still can't believe you're willingly going to a school." Shikamaru taunted with humor.
"You and me both but here we are."
"Try not to cause too much trouble at your new school."
"Who me?" Naruto asked innocently the two shared a laugh before giving their final came up next.
"I'm sad to see you go. You're the reason Tsunade-sama and I are even in the village." She said as she hugged the blonde.
"I don't know if I've ever shown it but I am very thankful for you Shizune-neechan. Thank you for being my sister." Naruto said hugging her tightly.
"Thank you for being my brother." She said as she released her hold and wiped a few tears. Kakashi was the next who walked up.
"Kakashi-sensei…guess this is goodbye huh?"
"Yeah…listen Naruto, I'm sorry that I wasn't able to teach you much…" he began but Naruto held a hand up signaling him to stop.
"Don't worry Kakashi-sensei, you taught me enough." He reassured.
"Here's a little going away present." He said handing a small box to the blonde.
"Thanks for everything sensei." He said as Kakashi rubbed his head affectionately. He turned his attention to Tsunade and Jiraiya.
"Although I met you guys later than everyone else I want to thank you. I never had parents but you two were like the mother and father I never had." Hearing this Tsunade hugged the boy tight as she smiled with a few tears fell down. She was glad that Naruto felt that way about her. Never having children she often thought the blonde knucklehead as her own son. Jiraiya was having similar thoughts.
"I'll miss you brat. Don't forget to give us a message every now and then." Tsunade said as she kissed his head before releasing him from their embrace.
"Here you go brat. Don't open it until you settle in your new place." The toad sage said as he gave three scrolls to Naruto.
"Thank you. I'll miss you both." He said softly. Iruka reached into his pocket and handed something to Naruto.
"I know that you're technically not a shinobi anymore but you will always be one in my eyes…little brother." He said as Naruto looked at the forehead protector. The one Iruka gave him when he graduated and then gave to Tsunade. Clutching it tightly in his hands Naruto jumped at the older man and hugged him tight as a few tears found its way down his cheeks.
"Iruka-sensei…I can't thank you enough for what you've done for me. I love you…thank you, thank you so much." He said as he hugged the man he saw as an older brother and the first person to ever acknowledge him. Iruka couldn't help but cry a little himself. After the hug they both wiped the tears away before sharing a similar smile.
"Guess this is goodbye." He said as a bus arrived. The door opened and he walked inside before taking one more look when he heard Jiraiya call out.
"Hey brat while you're there try and find yourself a nice girl." He said with a smirk as a blush found its way on Naruto's face.
"Yea I want some grandchildren to spoil." Tsunade added her smile growing as the blush on his face grew to his ears.
"S-Shut up!" he yelled embarrassed as he heard the laughter before the door closed. He turned his attention to the bus driver but couldn't get a good look since his hat shadowed his eyes.
"Going to Yokai Academy huh? It's a pretty scary place you know?" the bus driver said with an eerie voice.
"Maybe but I can be pretty scary myself." Naruto replied with a grin as he made his way to his seat.
'Looks like we're on our way' Kurama's voice said through the mental link between the two of them.
'Looks like it.' Naruto agreed as he rested his head against the seat and closed his eyes. This was it. He left Konoha and now he was starting a whole new chapter in his life.
End of Chapter
Not too crazy about this chapter but I promise it will get better.
Sorry if Naruto seems a bit out of character but I wanted his leaving the village to be original.
Thanks for reading please review