Night of the Kyuubi attack
"Hold off the attack and wait for the fourth Hokage!" One Leaf Ninja said.
"It's getting closer. Don't let it near the village!" Another Leaf Ninja shouted, jumping backwards.
6 Years later
Naruto had just got done having a meal at Ichiraku Ramen, and was heading home. But he had to be quick, or the villagers would find him. The boy started running down the streets, and into the alley ways, in an effort to evade detection. While he Was running, he accidentally collided with someone. Too afraid to look up, the blond tried to run away. But the person decided to grab him by the arm, keeping him in Place.
"Well, well, well. What do we have here?" The person asked, looking down at Naruto, with an evil glint in his eye. The guy was probably 5x the size of the young boy. "Hey everyone it's the Demon Brat!"
There was that name again. Why does everybody call him that, wondered Naruto with a feeling of pain and sadness in his heart. The sound of the man yelling attracted a huge group of about 15 people. Some were civilians and others were Shinobi, Chunin and Jonin alike.
Instantly, the feeling of fear that he knew all too well washed over him. The boy knew if he tried to run, they would just catch him. He decided to take the chance anyway. He turned around and took off in the opposite direction. The mob chased him all the way to the other end of the street, where they cornered him in a back alley. It didn't take long for Naruto to realize that he was trapped. He turned back around, and saw the mob slowly approaching his location. Once they were in close proximity, the Shinobi took out their weapons and began to cut into his flesh, stabbing him in the legs, arms, and stomach. Then to make matters worse, someone took out a bottle of sake, and poured it all over his wounds, causing the boy to hiss in pain.
"Please stop," Naruto asked weakly. This only seemed to anger them more.
"Did you stop! When we asked you to spare our loved ones!" The mob screamed at him.
"What are you talking about? I haven't done anything to you people. I don't even know you!" Naruto shouted at his attackers, trying to reason with them.
"You stupid Demon. You killed all our families. You should just die already!"
"Please," the blond boy begged. "I didn't do anything. I'm just a kid." They refused to listen to his pleas. Eventually, he just gave up and let it happen. After a while, the mob resorted to just beating on him relentlessly, until he was Knocked unconscious from a blow to his head. The last thing the blond remembered seeing was black spots cloud his vision. Then he woke up in a different place, one he'd never seen before. Naruto looked around and saw that he appeared to be in a sewer. All he could feel was water up to his ankles. There was also a faint light coming from the distance. "What the heck! Now they just leave me to die in a sewer. What did I even do to deserve this kind of treatment!?" He screamed out in anguish. Subconsciously, he began to walk towards the light at the end of the tunnel.
After a couple minutes of trudging through the water, Naruto came up to a giant golden cage. Out of the darkness, came a giant red fox with 9 huge tails thrashing behind him. The boy noticed that the creature had giant menacing red eyes with black slits in the center, along with huge fangs and claws. It took a couple seconds. But he soon recognized who this creature was. Two things now bothered him. 1) Where was he? 2) Why was the Kyuubi in a cage?
"So my jailer finally decides to make himself known to me," said the gigantic fox, in his normal deep demonic voice.
"Your Jailer?" Naruto asked, confused with the entire ordeal.
"Yes. You are the Jinchuriki of the Mighty Kyuubi no Kitsune."
Suddenly everything became clear. Now the boy understood why everybody hated him, why people called him a Demon, and why they wanted him dead. "So you're the Nine Tailed Fox, and I'm your jailer? How is that possible?"
"I was sealed into your body by your dreaded fourth Hokage," the Beast answered.
"So... where exactly are we?"
"Were in your mindscape."
"So you're the reason everybody hates me!" Naruto accused, lashing out at the monster.
"Yes, and I'm truly sorry for the torture those ignorant villagers put you through," the Demon replied, concern and guilt in his voice.
"I have a question?"
"What is it?"
"Why did you attack the village?" Naruto figured he might be able to get down to the bottom of things, if he could perhaps, continue to interrogate his 'prisoner.'
"Truth be told, I never meant for any of that to happen. I was being controlled by an Uchiha using the Sharingan," the Kyuubi said, explaining his side of the story.
"So the Sharingan can be used to control the tailed beast?" He was hoping with his questions, he could possibly better understand the situation himself.
"Yes... that's correct," Kurama replies to Naruto's statement, surprised by the boy's level of understanding. Wasn't this kid only six years old.
"So it wasn't your fault." A small grin appeared on Naruto's face.
The Beast was truly surprised at Naruto's Level of maturity.
"Can I ask another question?"
"Who are my parents?"
"Your father was Minato Namikaze, and your Mother was Kushina Uzumaki."
Naruto was shocked. His Father was his hero, The Fourth Hokage, and his Mother was the Legendary Red Hot Habanero. "So my Father was the fourth Hokage, A.K.A. The Yellow Flash of Konoha, and my Mom was The Red Hot Habanero?" He asked for confirmation, amazed with the lineage he now knew he was a part of.
"Yes," the fox answered, confirming Naruto's thoughts as true.
"Can you tell me about them?" Maybe if he knew who they were, he might be able to help the boy gain a better understanding of what they were like.
"I'm sorry, I can't. I don't really know much about them,"
"That's okay. I'll just ask old man Hokage," Naruto responded. He wasn't at all bothered by the foxs answer. In fact, he figured that would be the case.
The Kyuubi was deep in thought, contemplating what he should do next. He decided he would try to train Naruto to be a strong ninja. After all, he couldn't have his jailer be pathetically weak now could he. "Hey Kit."
"Yes?" Naruto looked back up at the creature.
"How would you like me to train you to become a really powerful ninja?"
Naruto was overjoyed. No one had ever offered to train him. best of all, however, it was offered by the strongest Biju in the world, or so he thought. (A/N: The Ten Tails is the strongest.) There were still a few things he needed answered though. "Before we train. I have a question?"
"What is it?" Not surprised he's already asked the fox like 5, the beast went over in his head. Needless to say, Kurama was getting slightly irritated with the blond's barrage of questions.
"What's your name? I mean... it can't actually be Kyuubi. Can it?"
Now he was even more shocked. No one ever asked him that question. "It's Kurama."
"Kurama?" Huh, interesting name. "Nice to meet you Kurama. My name's Naruto Uzumaki!"
"You're... different from my other jailers," Kurama announced, memories of his past flooding all of the sudden.
"That's not a bad thing is it?" Naruto asked, worry laced in his voice.
"No, it's not," the fox assured. "I'm just not used to people being nice to me is all."
"That's sad. You don't seem like a bad guy to me."
"Anyway," Kurama began, trying to change the subject. "Before we begin training. There is something we need to do."
"What would that be?"
"I need access to your senses, if you want me to be able to train you. It'll allow me a better understanding of your skills. So we could accommodate them accordingly. This will also heighten your natural attributes a great deal, allowing your sense of smell, sound, sight, and taste to be far greater than any other human being."
"Ok," Naruto said with a smile, then he realized something. "How do I do that?"
"You see that seal on the gate?" Kurama pointed a claw at the paper with a Kanji on it, located in the middle of the gate. "Rip off half of it, and then I'll tell you the next step."
"But how am I supposed to reach it?" Is he expecting Naruto to jump or something?
"I'll help you." Kurama started to lift Naruto in the air with his chakra, just until he was at the seal. Once there, Naruto took no hesitation in ripping it in half, allowing it to float into the water and vanish from sight. It was almost like it was never there. Kurama then pushed open the gates and walked out until he was in front of the blond. "Now you just fist bump with me, and the merger will be complete."
The blond fist bumped with the giant creature. Suddenly, a surge of energy was felt throughout his entire body. He could now hear all the separate drips of water within his mind, and smell the scent of himself and Kurama. The instant stimuli disoriented him, and he fell into Kurama's paw. A couple seconds later, he was recovered. "That felt weird."
"One more thing," the fox spoke up, grabbing the boys attention once more. "Can you change the appearance of this place? It's kind of drab and depressing?"
"Sure. Umm... how do I do that?"
"Just imagine what you want the place to look like, and it will be presented out here."
Naruto imagined a simple Konoha training ground. The sun was high in the sky and there were a couple benches, along with beautiful green hills. To his amazement, the room took on the appearance of the image he saw in his mind.
"Nice choice Kit," the Beast praised, admiring the landscape that now surrounded him. Ahh much better than before.
"Nowww can we train?" The boy asked, getting a little impatient.
"Not right now," Kurama replied. "You have to wake up. Old Man Third needs to know you're okay. Oh, and another thing you should know. Now that I have access to your senses, we can communicate telepathically. So we can talk at any time we want. Now wake up. I'm going to rest for a while."
"Alright," Naruto relented. "Talk to you later, Kurama!" The blond could feel himself waking up, as he slowly drifted from the mindscape. When he opened his eyes, all he could see was white walls and ceilings. He heard the sound of a heart monitor to his left. From the pressure underneath him, he could tell he was laying in a bed. A soft pillow was beneath his head, and there was a comfy blanket covering him. With this info, he knew he was in the Hospital. the blond felt discomfort at the realization. He hated Hospitals. Deciding to sit up, he looked to his right, and noticed The Third Hokage was asleep in a chair, next to his bed. "Hey Jiji. Wake up," the boy said, trying to rouse the old man from his subconscious.
"Oh... Naruto you're up. Are you okay?"
"I'm fine. I'm used to it by now," Naruto replied, absentmindedly. He was too busy thinking back on how often his nights ended this way. The only difference now, is that he met the Nine-Tails this time.
The boy's answer saddened the old man. It was completely insane that this happened often enough for it to become a normal thing for the young boy to deal with. Curse those Villagers!
"Why didn't you tell me that I had the Kyuubi sealed inside me?" Naruto asked, shocking the Third out of his own thoughts.
How did Naruto know about The Kyuubi? Did someone tell him? The Hokage decided to voice his thoughts, asking: "How do you know about that?" The leaf village's leader was really starting to worry.
"Kurama told me," Naruto answered plainly.
"Whose Kurama?" The man asked, getting suspicious. Was there someone in the village, who broke the oath made six years ago.
"The Nine-Tailed Fox. That's his name," Naruto explained.
"Oh," was the Third's only response. At least he didn't have to worry about someone trying to cloud Naruto's mind with hatred and anger towards the village. I mean... that's what he hoped The Kyuubi wasn't trying to do, by telling Naruto about the events of his birthday.
"He also told me about My Parents!" The blond announced, giving the old man a serious look.
Well that was unexpected. "I'm Sorry Naruto. I know you must be mad. But I had made it a law, that no one ever tell you. However, I was going to tell you about your parents, after you were made Chunin," The hokage assured, trying to explain his reasons behind the choice he had made, to hide the truth from the child. "You see your Father had a lot of enemies. He wanted you to be able to protect yourself from any harm they may cause."
"I understand, Jiji-Sama. you don't have to worry. I get it," Naruto reassured the old man.
"I'm glad you're not upset, Naruto. Did Kurama tell you anything else?"
"Yeahh! He said he was going to train me to be a really powerful ninja!" Naruto responded, Excited for his training to begin.
"That's... wonderful Naruto," the Third replied, still not sure if he was okay with that idea. "But are you sure you can trust him?" The Hokage asked, worried. He wanted to be absolutely sure that the fox was not deceiving the child. It seems questioning Naruto was the only way to do that. So he put up with it.
"Yeah I can. He isn't evil or anything. I mean... he does have a lot of anger towards humans. But it's okay. In fact, the Kyuubi attack six years ago, wasn't even his doing."
"How so?" The Hokage questioned. Now he was extremely nervous.
"He was being controlled by an Uchiha with the Sharingan," Naruto answered, explaining his previous statement.
"Oh." Once again, this was The Hokage's only response. "Speaking of training, Naruto. I've decided to enroll you in the academy next year. That way you'll be able to start your first step to becoming a Ninja," the man informed the boy, with a smile on his face.
"That's awesome, Jiji!" The blond shouted, forgetting the honorific, due to his excitement. "That gives me a year to train with Kurama, so I'll be even stronger when I join!"
"That's great Naruto." The Hokage is going to have to watch his training closely. The man was still not sure he likes the idea of the demon teaching the boy. "Now, I want you to Come by my office tomorrow. There's a couple of things I want to give you. Oh, and You're free to go whenever you want."
Naruto immediately jumped out of bed and hugged The Third. Then he ran out the door, probably the happiest he's ever been in his entire life.
Training ground #3
"Alright Kurama, what's first?" Naruto asked the Fox, using their new telepathic link.
"First I want you to learn the Shadow clone Jutsu. With your chakra you won't be able to create regular clones. The S.C.J gives you Memory feedback, which allows you to retain the memories of your clones experiences. This in turn, will help you further your training at a faster pace. Meaning... what would take 1 month to learn normally, would only take 3 days if you were to use 10 clones," the Fox replied.
"So I'll be able to become stronger, even faster? Awesome!"
"So first. Do you know what chakra is?"
"I should have known. You are only 6 years old after all. So... there are 2 distinct energy sources that you have, Physical and Spiritual. Physical, is the energy within your bodies billions of cells, and Spiritual is your training and experience. When you combine these two energies, it creates chakra. Which is the ability to use all types of jutsu. I.E. Ninjutsu, Genjutsu, Fuinjutsu, etc... But in order to use these effectively, you need to augment your chakra control. This will be harder for you, because of your massive chakra reserves."
"Alright I'm ready," Naruto announced, taking it all in. "How do I do the S.C.J?"
"What you need to do, is form a cross with the pointer and middle finger of both your hands, and gather chakra. Whilst doing this, picture yourself splitting multiple times. With your chakra reserves, it should be easy for you."
"Okay. I'll give it a try." Naruto did what he was told. Gathering chakra around his body and imagining himself splitting in two. Due to his lack of chakra control, about 200 Narutos showed up. Both the blond and Kurama were amazed at how many there were.
"To begin, we'll have half of your clones practice chakra control, by doing some tree climbing. The other half will be practicing taijutsu. Taijutsu does not require chakra. But that does not mean you can't use chakra in Taijutsu. In fact, using chakra in Taijutsu, will actually make you stronger and faster than you already are."
"Alright everyone!" Naruto said, turning to the clones. "You know what you need to do!"
Half of the clones practiced walking up a tree, quickly realizing too much chakra, and the bark breaks, too little chakra, causes you to slip. The other half started practicing their taijutsu. While his clones were working, Kurama gave Naruto a training regiment. This way, he could strengthen his body, and increase his speed. Because those traits would not be passed from the clones.
"Okay, Kit. I want you to do 30 laps around the training ground. Next do 100 pushups, followed by 50 sit-ups. You're going to be doing this every day," the Beast instructed, secretly enjoying the look of exasperation on his student's face.
"Are you crazy!" Is this fox serious? "I can't do that!"
"Yes you can, and you will. Now do it!" The Beast commanded.
Naruto begrudgingly began to do his exercise. Once he was done, it was around 12 o'clock. Kurama told him to dispel his clones 20 at a time. The entity noticed Naruto was dazed and gave him some advice.
"Don't take time to sort through the memories, you have the knowledge. In battle, 1 second is all it takes for you to be defeated."
"Okay, good to know."
"Now that you have your clone's memories, walk up the tree."
Naruto walked towards the tree, and subconsciously put in just the right amount of chakra into his feet. He put one foot on the trunk, followed by the second one, and proceeded to walk all the way up the tree, before coming back down. "Wow that was easy, and Awesome!"
"Don't get too excited. That was just the first step. Tomorrow we will do water walking, which takes slightly less chakra, causing it to be more difficult. But for now, I want you to check out some books on chakra theory, Fuinjutsu, Ninjutsu and Taijutsu. Have your clones read them, and then dispel them when they're done. That should make your training progress even further. While they're doing that, you're going to go into town and get a few things."
Naruto created the clones and sent them to the library, then he headed into town. "So what do we need to get Kurama?"
"First some ninja tools, then some food, and finally new clothes."
"But whenever I try to buy stuff from the store, I'm kicked out, or overcharged!" He explained, anger laced in his voice.
"That's why I'm going to teach you the transformation jutsu!" The Demon explained, clearly annoyed. Does this kid not realize that he has a plan? "All you have to do is gather chakra around your body, and imagine a person you want to look like. It's very similar to how you changed the appearance of your mindscape."
Naruto began gathering chakra, and imagined the body of a random ninja he saw during one of the attacks against him. After he transformed, the boy purchased a kunai and shuriken set, along with some blast tags and training weights. Kurama told him that he would need them to increase his speed and strength. For food, he got eggs, milk, some fruits and veggies, and any other food that would be considered healthy. Then he went to the clothing store, and purchased some black Shinobi sandals, white shorts, a black shirt with a red Uzumaki crest on the back, a shuriken pouch for his right hip, a kunai Holster for the outside of his right leg, followed by some wrappings to hide the weights. He also decided to buy a black jacket, with a white Uzumaki crest on the back. This completed his new fashion style. It goes without saying, that he now looked like a real Shinobi, and was ready for all of his training.
The Next Day
Naruto woke up bright and early, put on his weights which were 20 pounds on his legs and 10 pounds on his arms. He wrapped them up, ate a nice breakfast of eggs, Bacon, And pancakes. Then he took a shower, got dressed, did his routine, and finally headed to the Hokage tower.
Once Naruto got to the tower, he ran up the stairs and knocked on the door. He waited till he heard a "come in," and strolled inside to see what The Old Man had to give him.
"Hey Jiji! what did you want to give me?" Naruto asked excitedly.
"Is that you Naruto?! I almost didn't recognize you with your new clothes!?"
"Yuppp. It's me! Kurama taught me the transformation Jutsu. So I was finally able to buy stuff without getting kicked out or overcharged," Naruto answered, grinning sheepishly.
"I'm glad! Now...about why I asked you here. I wanted to give you a few things from your parents."
"Oh... What are they?"
"Well first, there is a map to the Namikaze compound that your parents had. The house uses a blood seal though. So only you or anyone you allow in will be able to enter. Second, I wanted to give you some scrolls from your parents. They contain the various jutsu they knew. These include: The Chakra chains, which is a Bloodline in the Uzumaki clan, The Flying Hiraishin, the jutsu that allowed your father to teleport, and what gave him the name, Yellow Flash. The third thing I wanted to give you, is the money that your parents left you. Inside the house, under your parent's bed, is a secret entryway to a room that contains all the money they had. I hope these things will help you in the future. You may go now."
With all of that finished, Naruto left the tower, and followed the map to his house. When he got there, he unlocked the blood seal and walked inside. The next 10 minutes or so, was spent searching around the compound. The place had 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 training grounds, plus a huge kitchen and dining room. Then he went to his parents room, lifted the bed, and walked down the hidden stairs into the secret vault, which was what he decided to call it. Naruto was astonished. There was easily enough money to last his lifetime, and then some.
"Hey Kurama? I've been thinking. Maybe I should act stupid, and loudmouthed during the academy. That way I can impress and surprise everybody later. Plus the villagers won't see me as a threat, and try to attack me, hopefully."
"That's a good idea, Kit," Kurama answered, already thinking of all the things the boy could do to surprise people, using that tactic