Uzumaki's Rebirth

Kurama no Kyubi: Sorry people, I tried to get this up yesterday, but I wasn't able to in the end. So, let's just get over to the story and forget about the slight delay, 'kay?

"Uzumaki." Normal speech

'Uzumaki.' Normal thought

"Uzumaki." Biju and summoning speech

'Uzumaki.' Biju and summoning thought

Jiraiya: Kurama no Kyubi doesn't own anything.

Prologue

It was a morning like any other, the sun shining over the horizon, birds singing, all other animal life waking up for their daily routine. However, there were one thing that was off about this picture, the village of Konohagakure – which was the biggest and most prosperous of the Hidden Villages – lay in ruins, this was the 11th October in the year 2000. (Kurama no Kyubi: Approximately 2000 years after the sage defeated the Jubi.)

The previous night had been a catastrophe. The Kyubi no Kitsune – which hadn't been seen since the days of the Shodai Hokage – suddenly appeared out of nowhere in the middle of the village, and instantly began attacking with relentless force.

Only one man was able to stop the rampaging beast, the Yondaime Hokage, Namikaze Minato. Since the Kyubi couldn't actually be killed, he sealed it within a newborn child, however, it came at a heavy prize. Just after the seal was completed, he died by having been impaled by one of the Kyubi's claws straight through his stomach.

Right now, the villagers had begun rebuilding the village as they were still mourning the losses of the previous day.

The Sandaime Hokage, Sarutobi Hiruzen was currently taking care of the young Jinchuriki, Uzumaki Naruto who was sleeping in a cradle on the Hokage desk in the Hokage Tower which – surprisingly enough – hadn't even been touched in the Kyubi's assault.

Hiruzen had pretty much been forced back into office when Minato died. And because of this – despite how much he wanted to – he couldn't adopt Naruto, especially considering that his own wife, Sarutobi Biwako had been among the many victims in the attack, so there wouldn't be anyone to watch over the boy when he was at work.

Of course he could probably give the kid to one of his two children, but his son, Sarutobi Asuma had been gone for years while his daughter, Sarutobi Mito hated the Kyubi for killing her mother, and probably wouldn't see Naruto as anything but the Kyubi incarnate. (Kurama no Kyubi: Mito was named after the Shodai Hokage's wife in case you didn't figure that out. Oh, and she's also Konohamaru's mother.)

Hiruzen was brought from his train of thoughts when there was a knock on the door, and he said "Come in."

In through the door came Jiraiya of the Sannin, a former pupil of Hiruzen as well as one of the most powerful shinobi in all the Elemental Nations. Jiraiya then closed the door behind him and walked towards Hiruzen's desk before sitting down on the chair standing there.

"I heard what happened, where's Minato and Kushina?" Jiraiya asked and Hiruzen simply looked down at the table with a sad look in his eyes, and that was all the indication Jiraiya needed "I see…"

"Minato and Kushina risked their lives to protect the village from the Kyubi, and paid the ultimate price. But, their legacy still lives on." Hiruzen said as he stared towards the cradle from the corners of his eyes, and now Jiraiya noticed it as well as the boy sleeping in it.

"Is that…?" Jiraiya asked as he looked towards the cradle, and Hiruzen nodded.

"Hai. That's Uzumaki Naruto, son of the Yellow Flash and the Red-Hot Habanero, Minato and Kushina. He's also the Kyubi's Jinchuriki." Hiruzen said.

"Uzumaki?" Jiraiya asked, wondering why he'd been given his mother's last name.

"You know how many enemies his parents had. Giving him his mother's name would protect him, especially considering that there are still many Uzumaki scattered around." Hiruzen said, and Jiraiya nodded in understanding.

"His life still won't be easy though. You know how Jinchuriki are treated, don't you?" Jiraiya said as he looked his sensei in the eyes.

"Yes. I've been thinking of ways that I could at least make life a little easier for him, but…" Hiruzen said.

"In that case, I've got a suggestion for you." Jiraiya said.

"What is it?" Hiruzen asked.

"I'll take him under my wing and train him until he's old enough to enter the Ninja Academy." Jiraiya said.

"Hmm… I think I like that idea. Take him with you and return here to the village a week before his academy days will start, hopefully people won't recognize him as the Kyubi Jinchuriki." Hiruzen said.

"That's exactly what I was thinking." Jiraiya said.

"Then take Naruto and go." Hiruzen said, and Jiraiya rose to his feet as he picked up the cradle, carefully as to not wake the baby before turning around to leave.

"See you in six years, sensei." Jiraiya said before exiting through the door.

Chapter preview

Jiraiya "Naruto, I want you to stay here and practice your chakra control, I'm going out for a while."

Orochimaru "Kukukuku. You could be quite useful to me, girl."

Jiraiya 'This girl. She's an Uzumaki. I thought there weren't anyone left besides Naruto.'

Karin "Wh-who are you? And wh-what do you want with me?"

Jiraiya "Hey, Naruto, I found you a little playmate."

Naruto "Next time on Uzumaki's Rebirth: Uzumaki Karin."

Karin 'Th-this chakra, it's so dark. What is it?'

Kurama no Kyubi: And that concludes the prologue of this story. Now, the first arc will only be a training arc (the kind of arc I'm worst at) so there really be anything exciting happening, but it'll only last a couple of chaps. Now review and tell me what you think of this story.