Naruto, Time Sage

Prologue: Strange Visions

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto

Author Note: Well, here's another idea that I've had brewing for some time now. Here's the prologue to start things off.

Summary: It was a bloodline thought lost in the ages, and shrouded in legends, last seen in the early days of the Rikudou Sennin. However, it never disappeared. Instead, for over a millennia, the bloodline laid dormant throughout the generations. Over 1000 years since its disappearance, an ancient ability with the power to shake the very foundations of universe has awaken…within a 12 year-old boy, with a strong dream to make himself known in the history books as the greatest Hokage ever. This is the tale of Naruto, the Time Sage as he learns to control and master the very power that was believed only to exist in the legends.

Eventual Strong (possibly God-like) Naruto. Good-Sasuke and potentially Rinnegan-Sasuke. Pairings undecided yet.


Normal

Thought/flashback/vision

Technique

Demonic speech/Boss Summon speech

Demonic thought/Boss Summon thought


"Good morning class, welcome to what will hopefully be your final day as a student here in the academy," called a scar-faced chunnin instructor, standing in the front of the room. "As you are all aware, today is the graduation exam and should you pass, you will be honored with the privilege of becoming one of this village's fine shinobi."

"Now, the graduation exam is divided into five parts. First there is a written portion of the test, then a taijutsu portion, physical portion, a weapons portion, and finally a ninjutsu portion," explained the instructor.

'Okay, I can definitely do this. I'll pass this time for sure and then I'll be one step closer to becoming Hokage, -ttebayo!' thought an excited blond-haired student wearing an almost blinding orange jumpsuit.

First up was the written portion of the exam. When instructed the blonde turned over the papers and began reading through the questions.

First question…Name three of the village's four Hokages.

'This will be easy. Let's see, there's the Shodaime Hokage, Senju Hashirama. Then there's the Nidaime, Senju Tobirama. And let's not forget Jiji,' thought the blonde as he wrote down the answer to the first question.

Second question…What is chakra.

The blonde wrote down what would been an incomplete, yet acceptable answer for the questions and went on to answer the remaining 8 questions before time was up. Confident that he had aced the written portion, the blonde scribbled his name, Uzumaki Naruto, atop the paper and handed it to the white-haired instructor at the front of the room and left to head outside for the weapons, taijutsu, and physical portions.

Unbeknownst to everyone, as they had all left, the white-haired man made a quick hand sign and the questions on Naruto's test suddenly rearranged themselves, the answers remaining where they were originally. A sinister grin plastered his face and thanks to a simple genjutsu he had placed on the blonde student's test, Naruto had just bombed the written portion of the graduation test.

Outside, the students were given the taijutsu portion of the test. For this, they had to last at least three minutes in a spar against one of the instructors. Any longer and they would earn a few bonus points. Student's names were called and one by one, each student sparred against the white-haired instructor. Some students, such as Inuzuka Kiba and even Hyuga Hinata did rater well in the taijutsu portion as they both came from clans where taijutsu was heavily emphasized. There was even a raven-haired student, who managed to last five minutes, the most anyone could achieve. This student was Uchiha Sasuke, the prodigy and current Top of the Class. Others, like Aburame Shino and Nara Shikamaru barely passed. The Aburame clan's styles disregarded most taijutsu and Shikamaru really didn't care all that much. He found this whole test troublesome.

'Finally, my turn. I'm going to last a whole five minutes against Mizuki-sensei and stick it to that Teme's face that I can do just as good as him, if not better. –ttebayo!' exclaimed Naruto.

As Naruto stepped into the sparring ring, Misuki's face hardened and he sent a barrage of attacks at Naruto. 'What the hell? He's moving much faster and hitting much harder than he did against any of the other students!' thought Naruto as he just barely dodged a punch intended to knock a few teeth out.

The bell at the three minute mark rang before Naruto received a strong kick in the stomach, sending him flying into a nearby tree. Naruto had just barely passed the taijutsu portion, but nearly lost his breakfast. Mizuki growled underneath his breath, but still wasn't too worried. Naruto's score on the taijutsu portion was nowhere near enough to balance out the big fat '0' he received on the written portion.

Third was the physical test in which students were instructed to perform a number of physical exercises to test their physical dexterity and conditioning.

Naruto was up and was currently on an exercise where he had to jump across the top of logs to traverse a gap. Landing on top of one of the large posts, Naruto spied his next target and made a leap for that log, only to fall straight through the wood and land flat on his ass.

"What the hell? There was a log there!" shouted Naruto. Most of the students just laughed at his slip-up and frustration while Iruka sighed and put a low score underneath Naruto's name for not completing the obstacle course.

Once again, the white-haired chunin grinned, having tricked Naruto yet again with a genjutsu.

The weapons portion followed and Naruto was handed 10 kunai and 10 shuriken and instructed to his as many targets as possible.

Stepping up to the line, Naruto grabbed his first kunai and threw it at the target; however, about halfway to the target, it fell to the ground like a rock. Naruto just stared in shock and quickly grabbed his next kunai, adjusting his aim and throwing it. This time, the kunai sailed clear over the target.

The remaining kunai and shuriken were not much different; with just a few hitting the target, just barely enough for a passing mark. And for the third time today, a big grin lit up on Mizuki's face. Weren't gravity seals just wonderful? He didn't want Naruto to completely bomb the exam. He wanted the blonde to just barely fail so that he could manipulate him that much easier.

"The last thing you'll all need to is come into the next room and perform the Bunshin no Jutsu (clone jutsu)," Iruka announced.

'No! Not that one! That's my worst skill!' panicked Naruto in the back of the classroom. As his name was called, Naruto entered the room and attempted to perform the Bunshin no Jutsu. A large puff of smoke filled the room and as the smoke cleared, a dead and pathetic looking clone collapsed next to Naruto. The blonde and Iruka both exchanged an irritated look before Iruka used his own jutsu, the Big Head no Jutsu.

"YOU FAIL!"

Later that afternoon, a depressed Naruto sat alone on the swing outside the academy as he watched all the parents come to congratulate their children on passing. Everyone just ignored him, just like they have been doing since Naruto could remember. He didn't know why everyone hated him and shunned him.

"Hey that kid…" whispered one of the parents to another.

"Yeah, that's 'the kid' and he's also the only one who failed," spoke the other parent.

"Well that's a good thing. He shouldn't become a shinobi. Since he's…"

"Shh…we're not supposed to talk about that," the second parent said, hushing the first.

As Naruto dragged himself back to his home, he was encountered by Mizuki-sensei. Minutes later, the student and sensei found themselves sitting on the balcony that extended from the apartment Naruto had been given by the Hokage ever since he was kicked out of the orphanage at the age of six.

"Iruka-sensei's a serious person. His parents were killed when he was young and he had to take care of things himself," spoke Mizuki, trying to explain why exactly Iruka had failed Naruto.

"But why does he pick on only me?!" asked Naruto.

"He probably sees himself in you. He wants to see you become strong the real way. Try to understand Iruka-sensei's feelings. Since you also have no parents," said Mizuki. However, Mizuki's comment only seemed to drag the blonde down as Naruto was reminded by the harsh truth that he had no parents nor was he aware of their identities. All he would wish for was a name, something to let him know that his parents were good people and that he wasn't some 'demon spawn' as some villagers put it. "I'll tell you what. I'll let you in on a little secret…"

It was late at night and the entire village of Konohagakure no Sato was fast asleep…except for one Uzumaki Naruto. The blonde troublemaker was currently sneaking into the house of the very man who ran this village and everything was going fine until…

"What are you doing in my house at this hour?" asked Sarutobi Hiruzen, the Sandaime Hokage as he encountered Naruto sneaking through his own home.

"What?!" exclaimed a startled Naruto before acting on impulse. "Oiroke no Jutsu!"

Standing in front of the Hokage was a sexy, young, busty, and incredibly naked young woman with very thin whisps of smoke struggling to cover the young beauty's private areas.

Upon taking one look at this formidable…and incredibly sexy woman, the Hokage found himself defeated and passed out with gushers of blood spewing from his nose.

"Alright, I found it!" exclaimed Naruto as he sifted through numerous scrolls inside the Hokage's home, before coming to one labeled 'Forbidden Scroll of Sealing'. With that, he dashed out of the house and into the woods with one of the village's most prized scrolls on his back.

About two hours later, Naruto was sitting in the woods, panting and dirtied.

"I've found you!" exclaimed Iruka as he jumped down from a tree in front of Naruto. "What the hell are you doing out here?!"

"Hehe, you found me. I've only learned one thing," grinned Naruto as he rubbed the back of his head.

"You look all beaten up, what were you doing here?" asked Iruka.

"Never mind that, hey hey!" exclaimed Naruto as he began bouncing up and down. "I'm going to try an incredible jutsu now. If I do, you'll let me graduate. At least that's what Mizuki-sensei said! Oh, and he also told me about this scroll and the special test for graduating!"

"Mizuki?" said Iruka. However, before he could continue with his thoughts, Iruka reacted suddenly and pushed Naruto to the side before getting pelted with a barrage of kunai.

"Nice job finding the moron!" called out a voice from up in the trees.

"I see, so that's what's going on…" growled an injured Iruka with numerous kunai sticking out of his arms and legs.

"Naruto, give me the scroll!" ordered the newly arriving Mizuki.

"Huh?! What?! What's going on here?!" asked a confused and frantic Naruto.

"NARUTO! WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GIVE HIM THAT SCROLL!" shouted Iruka. "That's a dangerous scroll that has forbidden jutsu inside it. Mizuki used you to get his hands on it."

"Naruto, there's no point in you having it. How about I tell you a little secret that's been kept for 12 years. One that everyone knows except you…" grinned Mizuki. As soon as Iruka heard Mizuki open his mouth, he knew what the white-haired chunin/traitor was going to say and began to protest. "12 years ago…you know about the Kyuubi no Kitsune being sealed, right? However, the truth is that you are in fact the Nine Tailed Demon Fox!"

"W-what?!" stuttered Naruto as his entire mind was blown away by that revelation. "What do you mean?"

"Didn't you find it odd how everyone hates you? Iruka is the same…he also hates you!" taunted Mizuki as some anger flared up in Naruto. Reaching to his back, Mizuki grabbed the large shuriken and threw it at Naruto.

Still frozen by the truth, Naruto stood there helplessly. However, before the shuriken could kill him, Naruto looked up to see that Iruka had actually taken the shuriken in the back, using his own body as a shield to protect Naruto.

"W-why?"

"My parents…after they died there was nobody to compliment or acknowledge me…I always acted like an idiot just to get people's attention. Since I wasn't good at learning, it was better than being nothing so I continued to act like an idiot," explained Iruka before he began to tear up. "It was so painful…Naruto, you also must have also been in a lot of pain. I'm sorry Naruto, if I had done a better job, you wouldn't have to feel like this."

Immediately after Iruka's speech, Naruto bolted off into the woods and Mizuki just laughed. "Naruto isn't the type to have a change of heart. And I think he's planning on using the scroll to get revenge. You saw those eyes earlier, the eyes of a real demon."

"Naruto…isn't like that!" exclaimed Iruka as he fought through the pain and rose to his feet slowly, but Mizuki was already in pursuit of Naruto.

"Naruto!" Iruka shouted as he chased after the blonde. "Hurry, give me the scroll! Mizuki is after you!" To Iruka's surprise, Naruto slammed into the scar-faced chunin, sending him flying to the ground.

"Why…Naruto…" grunted Iruka before he transformed back into Mizuki. "How did you know I wasn't Iruka."

Naruto just grinned before transforming as well. Where Naruto once was, now stood a weary Iruka.

"Hehe, you'd even transform into…what killed your parents to protect him," grinned Mizuki.

"I won't hand over the scroll to someone like you!" fought Iruka.

"If you use the skills in that scroll, you can do whatever you want!" declared Mizuki. "There's no way that demon Fox wouldn't try to use the power of the scroll!"

"Yeah…the Demon Fox would do that…But Naruto's different. I'll acknowledge his as one of my excellent students. He may not be the hardest worker and he's clumsy and no one accepts him. He already knows what it's like to feel pain inside your heart. He isn't the Demon Fox! He's a member of the Hidden Leaf! He is Uzumaki Naruto!"

Sitting behind a tree, Naruto was failing to fight back the tears as he listened to Iruka-sensei's declaration.

Back with Mizuki and Iruka, Mizuki grinned and reached for the second shuriken on his back. "Fine, whatever. Just die!" With that, Mizuki prepared to throw the shuriken, but was tackled before he even had a chance to do such.

"Naruto?!" asked an amazed Iruka.

"You shouldn't have done that, brat!" growled Mizuki.

"If you ever touch Iruka-sensei, I'LL KILL YOU!" declared Naruto.

"Hah, I'll kill someone like you in one shot!" laughed Mizuki.

"Try it trash! I'll return the pain a thousand times over!"

"Then do it! Demon Fox!" Mizuki egged.

"Taiju Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!" With those words, the forest was filled with 1000 solid Naruto clones. The now panicking Mizuki could only whimper as he felt the wrath of 1000 pissed off Naruto clones.

'Each one was a real body and not an illusion' thought Iruka. 'Maybe he will surpass all the previous Hokages.'

"Oops, I think I went a little overboard there…" grinned Naruto.

"Naruto, come over here. There's something I want to give you," said Iruka.

Moments later, Naruto opened his eyes to see Iruka smiling at him, only Iruka was missing his hitai-ate. Said hitai-ate was now tied to Naruto's head. "Congratulations, on graduating."


BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

A loud alarm rang through the apartment of Uzumaki Naruto and the blonde began to stir. "Man that was a weird dream," said Naruto to no one in particular. "It's like Mizuki-sensei wanted me to fail the genin test and then tricks me into stealing some scroll which I learn some sort of cool clone jutsu from. Oh well, it was just a dream, right? Time to go ace that graduation test and get that much closer to becoming Hokage, -ttebayo!"

With that, Uzumaki Naruto took off to begin his day, completely unaware of just what had awoken from its ages old slumber.

-End Chapter-


Author Notes

Well, there's the first chapter/prologue. I know it was short and I promise chapters will be getting longer with this story.

Pairings: While pairings won't be the main focus of this story, I will probably include them at some point later in the story. This is NOT a harem story and Naruto will only be with one female. Naruto's pairing is undecided and while my default pairing for him would be NaruHina, I'm not entirely sure I want to go with that pairing. Anyways, I'll worry about the pairings when it comes to that.