Author has written 10 stories for Naruto, Final Fantasy X, Harry Potter, and Highschool of the Dead.
Alright, as a writer I get a lot of story ideas but with working as much as I am now... I just can't write the stories I think of anymore. However to the people that have been a fan of my work? I will write outlines and general storytelling development of the ideas I create. There will be a lot of them, and I hope to be able to tell you a story you can appreciate when I am really just giving you a rather short description of it.
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I: Cycle of Hatred
I: Cycle of Hatred.
The story follows Naruto who is actually the orphan son of Orochimaru, growing up alone. In the first chapter you are introduced to the state of the shinobi world and Konoha. Minato and Kushina are both alive and they have given birth to a beautiful daughter by the name of Azula(placeholder name).
Orochimaru in this story very much personifies the root of all evil that he did in the early days of fanfiction where there was barely any information about the Akatsuki roaming around, and people were still convinced that the Akatsuki leader was that mysterious teammate on the fourth Hokage's team. Orochimaru is the one that releases the Kyuubi in Konoha in this story, and it is because of him that the Fourth Hokage is forced to find a way to seal the Kyuubi into his own Daughter.
With this established continuing on with the first chapter... you get to take in the sight of Naruto. Naruto is a young civilian in Konoha with the shinobi prowess that would dub him as anything but. Throughout Naruto's childhood he has repeatedly tried to be accepted and join the Konoha Academy. However Minato angered and bitter about Naruto's father(Orochimaru) holds Naruto responsible, and denies him any and all entry into the academy for years.
Yet this fact doesn't stop Naruto. He proceeds to excel beyond anyone's expectations. A boy far more advanced that anyone ever anticipated. Seemingly at the age twelve he is as advanced as the likes of Uchiha Itachi or Orochimaru when he was that age. Yet Konoha then realizes that Naruto is not technically their ninja, that he can feasibly leave whenever he wants. Desperate to make that no longer an option, the shinobi council tells Minato to put aside his grudge for Naruto and to give the boy a chance at being a ninja.
Naruto is put up to battle against the newly established genin team of Azula(Fourth's Daughter), Sasuke, and Sakura. The group fights before all of the higher up's(in status) of Konoha that you can think of. Sarutobi, the council, Danzo, etc etc etc. In battle, Naruto soundly and painfully beats the trio, coming very close to killing Azula several times during their battle. Yet it is evident that anger fuels him as he battles with a near bloodthirsty rage, you get to see that he is very much an angry kid. Upon their defeat Naruto boasts things along the lines of, "If this is all Konoha has to offer, then I will not stand among you!"
This leaves the council reeling as they realized their actions and attempts to induct Naruto into their shinobi ranks has proven to be too little too late.
The chapter closes with Naruto returning home to a small apartment, hanging up his gear in a closet before entering his dark room. Upon arrival in the room the light in the corner is flickered on to reveal none other than the Third Hokage who simply says "You disappoint me Naruto."
And there the initial chapter closes.
From this point on I will just go over the general feel of the story.
Hiruzen feeling guilty over his failure with Orochimaru has taken Naruto under his wing in hopes to steer Naruto away from Orochimaru's path. Yet Naruto knowing full and well who his father is can't help but feel like a project for Hiruzen in some cases. He can't shake the feeling that he is a way for the former Hokage to not feel guilty about his own failures in the past.
Despite this, Hiruzen while having looked after Naruto in secret, he is the closest thing Naruto has to a father figure. Not wanting to disappoint him further, Naruto proceeds to make an effort to gel with Konoha's shinobi forces. And for quite some time he slowly does.
You get to see Naruto grow from a teen that has a fierce rage towards Minato due to his unfair treatment. You get to see him grow past his anger and truly begin to fit in amongst friends that he makes in the shinobi forces. He grows closer to the likes of Sasuke, Sakura, and to his surprise Azula. All the while Hiruzen is able to watch with pride as he knows that Naruto's ties and bonds of friendship have saturated the soil for which roots and ties to Konoha can be sewn. And that Naruto's ever increasing fear of becoming like his father is one that slowly falls to the back of his mind as he goes through life.
The turning point of the story however is the invasion of Konoha. Orochimaru, Naruto's father, returns to destroy Konoha. Just as Naruto felt that he had been able to climb out of his father's dark shadow. Hiruzen and Minato both take to the battle against Orochimaru. The battle is fairly even (We now know just how powerful the First and the Second are.) with Orochimaru, The Shodaime, and the Nidaime all fighting against Hiruzen and Minato.
However the battle doesn't necessarily matter, what matters is the outcome. The outcome is that Hiruzen is forced to use the same technique to seal all three of them. Orochimaru, Nidaime, and the Shodaime are sealed by Hiruzen whose technique goes uninterrupted by Minato's assistance. This leaves Minato to be the only one to leave the red barrier alive.
From that moment on Naruto's mindset takes a turn. Both his biological and spiritual father have died, and Minato was directly involved. Add to the fact that he already had a deep bubbling hatred for Minato to begin with? Things do not spell good for Konoha. Naruto leaves Konoha during this time, and the timeskip happens.
From this point forward things are pretty straightforward. You are left with this young man full of rage as he allies himself with Iwagakure and intends to exact revenge on Konoha having mastered the use of the Edo Tensei. His journey back to Konoha is one of hardship and heartache as his anger drives him to destroy the bonds that you have watched him create with characters such as Sasuke, Sakura, and Azula. This leading him all the way to his inevitable battle with Minato.
It is here that he uses the Edo Tensei of both Sarutobi and Orochimaru to do battle against Minato as a sort of symbolic revenge that his "Father" figures can obtain. Yet Minato is able to best Orochimaru's body during the battle. The final moments of the story are Naruto and Minato are locked in combat, and Naruto is ready to give Minato a killing blow.
Sarutobi however is able to shake off the mind control with his incredible will, but even deeper regret as he strikes Naruto down once, ending the locked combat. Hiruzen's final words and the closing words to the story are simple.
"You disappoint me Naruto."
Naruto's portrayal in this story is really supposed to leave the reader torn. Everyone is a protagonist in their own story. Naruto at his core in this story is that of a frightened young boy who is abandoned by his father yet stuck in the shadow of the same man's greatest shame and treachery. A boy that was at first desperately trying to prove himself against a system that would continually deny him. A boy that in his desperation was also forced to be terrified of becoming just like his father.
The great tragedy of this story is that in the end, Naruto spends his entire life desperately trying not to become like his father only for the events and actions of those around him to push his directly down that very same path. You aren't left with a satisfying conclusion to the story, but in fact you are left with a harsh but very real reality.
Hope you enjoyed the short read.
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