It is the night that the nine tailed fox demon attacks the village hidden in the Leaves. The village shinobi try to stop the fox, but it seems to powerful to subdue. The only hope for the village is for the fourth hokage to seal the demon fox in a newborn child. The child's name was Naruto, the fourth's own son. But when Naruto was born, everyone assumed that his mother had died. But she didn't. She clung on to life for a precious few moments, allowing her enough time to give birth to her other looked down at hus smiling face, so much like his father, and using her dying breath, wrote a note explaining what to do when she was found with another baby. As Naruto's twin was born, the small bundle of energy was rushed to have the nine tailed fox demon sealed inside him, making him a human prison.
The third homage looked at the recently born prison of the demon. He remembered his student and replacement last words, he wanted the village to treat his son as the hero he was, and not as the demon itself, but as the person that holds a great burden by keeping the fox sealed inside of him. The third wondered if the council would uphold the decision. He carried the now sleeping bundle into the council room, as many voices began yelling at him at once, waking the newborn.
"Quiet!" Sarotobi yelled as the council settled down.
"How dare you bring the demon in here! We should kill it know!" Fugaku Uchiha, the head of the Uchia clan yelled angrily. "I nominate the motion to execute the Demon now!"
"I second the motion," Hanabi Hyuga said calmly. Many of the smaller clan heads agreed.
"Have you already forgotten what Minato's dying wishes were? We must keep the child safe," Sarutobi said angrily.
"I second the motion," Shikaku Nara said neutrally.
"I third the motion,"Shikuro Aburame stated.
"Let's put it to a vote then," Sarotobi said, hoping his trust in the smaller clans was justified.
"Who votes to kill the child?" The Uchia, Hyuga, Inuzaka, and the Yamanaka clans all voted for killing the child.
"Well, I'm glad the decision is not yours to make. The boy will live. His past will be kept as a secret, and will be classified as an S-Rank secret punishable by death. This meeting is adjourned," The third hokage said as the clan heads trickled out of the small room. Only three remained behind.
"Please, let my clan take in the boy," Shikaku asked.
"Or mine," the Aburame and Akimichi clan heads said.
"I would not put that much stress on your clans. I will put the child into an orphanage until his old enough to live on his own," Sarutobi said thoughtfully. The clan heads nodded, knowing the hokage wouldn't change his mind. The Sarutobi sighed as he pulled out the necessary paperwork.
Kushina was on the verge of death. She knew she would be dead within the hour. She did everything she could to last longer, but, alas, she could not hold on. She had exhausted all her chakra. She looked down at the small bundle in her arm. She frowned. Why had the doctors taken her first child and not her second. Using a pen she found in the hospital room, she wrote a note explaining who the newborn baby was, and why she couldn't take care of it. As she finished writing the note, she felt her lungs take in one last breath, as she fell to the ground. Her last vision was that of her second newborn child sleeping peacefully in the towel she wrapped him in. "Goodbye, Xander, Naruto..."
The night the nine tailed fox demon was sealed into Naruto, Kakashi Hatake walked into the hospital where Naruto and his brother, Xander were born(although no one knew of Xander yet) to hear a baby crying. "That's odd. The hospital was sealed off specifically for Kushina's pregnancy. He decided to walk up to the second story where the noise was coming from and ask the new mother if she needed any help. Kakashi used his famous eye smile as he entered the room, only to immediately start gagging as the pungent smell of death filled his nose. Now, Kakashi was a jounin that has seen his fair share of death in his day(causing a lot of them), but this was something he had never encountered before. It was a mix of decay, bile, blood, and the acrid smell of chakra. He looked down onto the floor to see a rapidly decaying corpse. Kakashi noticed the red hair of the corpse and soon realized that the corpse belonged to Kushina. He was interrupted from this startling new development when he heard the crying child from before shuffle in his towel. He picked the new born up and saw that the baby was the exact twin of the Jinchuruki of the nine tailed fox. Kakashi picked up the boy to see if he was alright. After a thorough inspection, Kakashi set the child down and inspected the room they were in. He looked over to the almost completely decayed body of Kushina and looked onto the counter above her. On it, was the note she had written with her last bit of strength. On it, Kakashi read, was the name of her second child, Xander, and that she wanted him to learn her ability of alchemy, and where to get the things that would teach him it. Kakashi sighed. He had suffered many loses in the attack. He was a jounin, and one of the best at it. Could he really help raise a baby? Kakashi sat down and thought for a minute. He slowly weighed the pros and cons of raising the baby. Then he realized that if he took care for Xander, then he would also have to take care of the Jinchuruki. Now, Kakashi was one of the only jounin that viewed the boy as the holder of the demon, and not the actual demon. But, caring for two boys with such reputation would be bad for him. But his moral compass simply would not let him put them on the streets. He knew most jounin hated the boy, along with almost all the civilians left Kakashi, the hokage, and only a few jounin would be able to take care of the boys. Kakashi sighed again. He could only come up with one logical conclusion. Kakashi sighed, again, as he picked up the newborn child, who was fast asleep.
Kakashi walked into the Hokage's office holding the note Kushina wrote, and the new born child.
"What is the meaning of this? Why do you have Naruto!" the Hokage asked as he shot up out of his chair. He might have expected this from one of the other jounin, but Kakashi? Kakashi was one of his most trusted shinobi. He was on his way to becoming a Hokage if his skill level kept increasing at the same rate it had been during his career.
"Lord Hokage. I come bearing news. It seemed Kushina was pregnant with twins and in my hands, I hold not Naruto, but his younger brother that was born after him," Kakashi said, explaining the new born child. The third hokage sat back in his chair, thinking of what to ask next.
"And what of Kushina?" the hokage asked, already guessing at the answer.
"Her body went into an advanced state of decay due to her death form chakra poisoning. By this time, the body is completely decayed," Kakashi said, sadness in his voice.
"I see. That is quite unfortunate," the Hokage said as he brought his pipe to his mouth and inhaled.
"What do you propose on doing with this newborn child?" Kakshi asked.
"The same thing I did with his brother. I will put him in an orphanage until he and Naruto are of age and then I will give them an apartment to live in," the Hokage said, his face contorted in deep thought.
"And what about Kushina's request for the boy to learn alchemy?" Kakashi asked.
"When the boy turns three, I will instruct him in the art myself," the Hokage said, thinking about his words.
"Lord Hokage...you can perform alchemy?" Kakashi asked, surprised.
"Yes, but it isn't practice l in battle. None the less, I will teach Xander," the Hokage said as Kakshi nodded.
Kakshi turned to leave after giving Xander to the Hokage. His moral had won his internal battle. "Lord Hokage?" Kakashi asked nervously.
"What is it Kakashi?" the third asked looking up.
"What would happen if someone wanted to adopt the twins," Kakashi said, the nervousness barely audible in his voice. But it was there. The Hoakge could notice it.
"Yes Kakashi. Give me a day to file the proper paper work. Then they will be all yours," the Hokage said as he smiled. Kakashi looked up at the Hokage and gave his famous eye smile as he charged the Hokage and wrapped in a bear hug.
"Thank you very much Sarutobi! You won't regret this," Kakashi yelled as his one uncovered eye spewed tears of joy. While Kakshi was hugging him, the Third Hokage signaled the Anbu behind Kakashi, who was about to strangle the gushing jounin, that everything was all right.
The next day:
Kakashi had went home and prepared a room in his modest apartment last night. He was excited. He would not only have one, but two boys to call his own, both of which were supposed to be incredibly strong, but that didn't matter to Kakashi. He just wanted his boys to be happy. He wore his famous eye smile the entire time he was getting ready and kept it on his way to the hokage tower.
"You're gushing like a school girl Kakashi," a voice said as Kakashi walked by.
"Oh, hey Gai. What's up?" Kakashi asked as he walked by his "rival" (Gai always referred to him as his rival, but Kakashi had never done the same).
"The same thing you are. The Hokage told me everything, and I thought about doing the same. So, here I am. By the way, who are you adopting? The Hokage didn't say," Gai asked as he walked along side Kakashi.
"Xander and Naruto Uzamaki," Kakashi said, not sure of Gai's reaction.
Gai gave Kakashi a strange look. "No, I do not look down on them. But I think you and I, outside of a few small clans and the Hokage are the only ones that don't,"He said calmly as he interpreted the look on Kakashi's face.
Kakashi gave a knowing nod in return. "Who are you adopting?" Kakashi asked, breaking the awkward silence.
"Well as you know, many children were orphaned, but I think I found one that truly reaches out to me. I can see the flames of youth burning in him, his flames greater than ours by sevenfold. His name, is Rock Lee," Gai said using his thumbs up stand. Kakashi sweat dropped at his friends eccentric behaviors as the pair arrived at the hokage tower.
Once inside, the pair made their way to the hokage tower, the place almost completely void of life, due to the reconstruction from the previous night. Kakashi and guy walked past the chunin sitting at the receptionist desk and walked into the Hokage' office. Giant piles of paperwork sat on his desk, threatening to topple any second.
"As you can see, I've been very busy with the reconstruction," The third sighed as he leaned back in his chair.
"We can come back another time if you like," the pair said in unison.
"No, no, I needed a break from all this paperwork. I believe," he said as he shuffled dome papers around, until he found two small packets. "That these are the correct forms. Just sign your names here, here and here, and bring the forms to the orphanage, and they should give you your new children," the Hokage smiled as he pointed to blank lines, signifying signatures, as he handed the packets to the two jounin. The two jounin filled out the forms and thanked the hokage for his time. They exited the Hokage's tower together and body flickered to the orphanage.
Once there, the pair went to the receptionist desk and handed over the papers, earning Kakashi a glare once she saw who he was adopting. She led Guy and Kakashi to the nursery, where she handed Guy a small bundle. In the bundle, was a new born baby with perfectly round eyes.
"Just look at him. The perfect representation of strength and beauty!" Guy said as he went down on one knee and held the baby in the air.
"Yeah..." Kakashi said as he sweat dropped. "Where are my two sons?" Kakashi asked, looking for a tuft of blonde hair.
"He should be in here. Unless one of the nurses took him to...uh, Naruto was never here, and neither was his brother," the nurse said as the nurse started to turn, only to be stopped by Kakashi.
"If my sons aren't here within 60 seconds, I will find him myself, after I put a kunai thru your throat. And I, sure my friend here will do the same," Kakashi said with an eye smile, as Guy cracked his knuckles. The nurse started to tremble as she called out for another nurse who had "found" Naruto and Xander in an abandoned room. Kakashi and Guy scowled as they left the room, ending up outside of the orphanage.
"Well, I'll leave you to your son. Have fun," Kakashi said as he walked away, one child in each hand.
Three years later:
Kakashi sighed as he took his younger son, Xander, to see the hokage. He was happy that the boy would be learning alchemy, but sad that he wouldn't be seeing the boy as much. He walked into the Hokage's tower and waved hello to the secretary as he dropped Xander off in the Hokage's office. He waved goodbye to Xander and wished him luck as he gave a nod to the hokage.
The hokage looked at the young boy. The young boy say there, looking nervous. The hokage broke the uncomfortable silence. "Do you know why you are here?"
"Daddy said I was learning a new ability. I think it was something called alchemy," Xander said.
"What do you know of alchemy?" the hokage asked, as he loaded up his pipe.
"Not much. Just that it is the changing of the molecular makeup of a material or object," Xander said looking around the Hokage's office, noticing all the scrolls.
The hokage lit his pipe, as he got up and grabbed one of the scrolls he caught Xander looking at. "Very good. Now, as you probably already know, alchemy was abandoned millennia ago as a form of combat, because there was no viable way to use it," the hokage paused as he saw a confused look cross Xander's face. "Dear me, I forget to teach you how alchemy works, didn't I? Sorry about that, I've been a bit scatter brained ever since he left," the Hokage's face darkened at this. "But such matters do not concern you," the hokage said as he took a long draw from his pipe.
"Uh, okay?" Xander said, hoping to continue the lesson.
"Right, right, sorry. Moving on, there are a few beginning things to know about alchemy. The act of using alchemy on an object is called transmutation or transmutating. In order to perform a transmutation, a transmutation circle is needed. A transmutation circle is, well a circle with the elemental symbol surrounded by how you want to change the material. For example, if you wanted to turn gold into platinum, than you would draw your circle, the element on the inside, a hexagram around that, touching the circle at its corners, and then draw a triangle on the inside of that, indicating that you want to add to the element. Does that make sense?" the hokage said, realizing that he had done a terrible job explaining it.
"Yeah, you need the symbol, a barrier, a symbol telling you what to do with the elemnt, and some other symbol. Two questions: what is the other symbol, and where do you put the sign for platinum?" Xander said, not realizing how intelligent he sounded.
"Alchemy is harder than sealing, yet this boy already understands how to perform it. He truly is the fourth's son," the hokage thought as he gave a small smile and chuckled. Xander looked at him fearfully. "Uh...I remembered a joke that I heard yesterday?" The hokage said, hoping that the child accepted it. Xander slowly nodded.
"Try to relax. I'm not going to hurt you or anything," the hokage said, noticing Xander's uneasiness.
Xander started to become beat red. "It's, uh,not that. It's that, I don't want you to think I am a demon. Everyone I pass on the streets glares at me and calls me demon," The small boy welled up in tears.
The hokage could barley hold the growing rage inside of him. After all he had told the villagers, they still dared to do this to the boys? "Well, I'm not going to let this go unabated. There is going to be hell to pay," the hokage scowled, earning another worried look from Xander. The hokage sighed. "Trust me. I do not see you as a demon. I see you as an incredibly talented young man. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Now, I have just found out that I have some urgent news I need to attend to. Here, take This scroll and read the first five chapters of it. I'll see you next week," the hokage said as he stood up. He looked at Xander, who got up. The hokage waved goodbye as he led him out of the office.
The hokage watched as the young boy slowly walked along the streets, avoiding everyone as he went. The hokage sighed. He racked his brain thinking of what he could do. He looked at at the village. Tears filled his eyes. "Is this truly what this village has come to? Demonizing two innocent little boys?" the hokage sat and his desk, and for the first time since his successor had died, he sat there with his head in his hands and cried.
"Hey son. How did your first lesson go?" Kakashi asked, hearing the front door open. " Pretty good dad. The hokage told me to read the first five chapters of this scroll," Xander said as he lifted it onto the table.
"Okay. Now go get your brother, it's almost time for dinner. Oh and afterwards, I have a surprise," Kakashi said using one of his eye smiles. Kakashi smiled, knowing the boys reactions when he would tell them the good news.
Diner was uneventful, as both boys behaved, fearing that they would do something that would change their fathers mind. After the boys and Kakashi were done and the plates cleaned and dried, he told them to be quiet and follow them outside. He put two packages in front of the boys. They looked at each other and ripped of the wrapping, reviewing two pouches inside each box. "You don't mean," Naruto said in wonder.
"That we're starting our ninja training?" Xander said, grabbing Naruto and jumping up and down.
Kakashi smiled. "Yeah. But don't get to excited," Kakashi said still smiling.
Xander looked at his father with suspicion. "And why is that?"
"Because both of you are getting up at six to go jogging with me," Kakashi said.
"Aw man," both boys complained as they took out there kunia and shuriken pouches.
It's has been two months since Kakashi started training his sons to become ninja. Kakashi laughed as his two boys were running around the yard playing with one of their only friends, Rock Lee. Guy was sitting in a chair next to Kakashi. Guy spoke up. "Two years ago, on this day, the kyuubi came and attacked our village. It was also the day that yours and my son were born. Almost everyone shuns your sons, thinking they are demons,"
Kakashi looked up. "Yeah, so..."
"Well, I don't know about you, but that means that it's our kids birthday's, and I'm going to throw a huge party. So, let's just throw one big one for all of them. Well invite the Nara, Akimichi, and Aburame clans. We'll make a day of it," Guy said.
Kakashi mulled it over. "What of the Fox day celebration?"
"Who cares? As long as the boys don't wander outside, then they will be fine," Guy said as he gave his thumbs up pose.
"Sure, why not?" Kakashi said as lifted himself up, body flickering to the appropriate places to set things up.
Kakashi woke up his two boys late as he told them to get ready to go to their party. "Okay Dad'," Naruto said as he dragged a still sleeping Xander into the bathroom. Kakashi sighed happily. He always loved being called "Dad"
After Naruto and Xander had gotten ready Kakashi and his sons took to the roofs, already being late to their joint party with Lee. Kakashi landed in front of Guy' and Lee's apartment and knocked on the door. Guy answered. "As expected, your an hour late. Good thing I told everyone the party was an hour and a half later than you," Guy said with a grin, as he moved aside, letting Naruto and Xander in to play with Lee.
"Who else is coming?" Kakashi asked.
"Shikamaru, Chouji, and the hokage," Guy said, looking at the group of boys playing.
"Pretty good considering..."Kakashi said with a laugh.
"You have a pretty twisted sense of humor, you know that?" Guy said as he sweat dropped.
"How has Lees training been going?" Kakashi asked, completely ignoring Guy.
"It's the strangest thing Kakashi. Lee doesn't utilize chakra," Guy said, giving his son an odd look.
"Well, that's nothing to worry about. I mean, they just turned tree! Did you expect him to have a functioning chakra system?" Kakashi said incredulously.
"That's the thing. He doesn't have a chakra system," Guy said sighing.
"But...how?" Kakashi asked in disbelief.
"I don't know. But the hokage had a hyuga look him over. No chakra system at all," Guy said shrugging.
"I assume he wants to be a ninja, but...how can he now?" Kakashi asked, deeply saddened by what his friend was telling him.
"Taijutsu. It doesn't require any chakra at all. I'll just work with him until he can become a splendid ninja only using taijutsu," Guy said, looking at Lee, tears falling down out of his eyes. Kakashi gave a nod in return, knowing that if anyone could do something as crazy as this, it would be Guy.
"How is training your son's going?" Guy said breaking the uncomfortable silence.
"Naruto already has an incredibly advanced chakra level, near a chunin," Kakashi said, looking at Guy.
"It's kinda scary to think about someone as, excuse me, idiotic as Naruto having more power than both of us combined in ten years," Guy said, as he observed the children right at the time when Naruto decided to test if he could fly.
"Your telling me," Kakashi sighed. "Xander is pretty strong too, but I swear on my chidori, he is smarter then you and I right now. No joke. He has already figured out how to perform incredibly complicated alchemy," Kakashi said, shaking his head in disbelief.
"Jeez, I mean all ninja learn a little bit of alchemy to make explosive bombs, but from what you said, he knows how to turn even the higher up elements into anything," Guy said, looking at Xander with a new found respect.
"Nah, he's known how to do that. You know how the Nara's have a reputation as being unbeatable at shogi? Well, Xander and Naruto were at Shikamaru's, when Xander asked Shikaku to play a game of shogi, and, well, as hard as this is to believe, he beat him. Beat hi, bad" Kakashi said, looking Guy in the eye. Guy looked at Kakashi and laughed.
"What did we get ourselves into, Kakashi?"
"If only we knew," Kakashi sighed, as he heard the doorbell ring.
"Yo, I brought Chouji to," a miniature version of Shikaku said.
"What's up Shikamaru? How's it going Choji?" Xander asked, materializing out of nowhere.
Kakashi and Guy jumped. "Don't do that Xander! How did you even sneak up on me? I'm one of the top jounin in the village!" Kakashi yelled.
"It's called surprise," Xander said as he rolled his eyes, while Guy laughed.
"Well, let's get the festivities started, then show we?" Guy said as he walked to the back off the room and into the kitchen. There, he grabbed the cake and plates and forks. He brought it out and after a quick singing of happy birthday, presents were brought out, which consisted of ninja gear. After that, Kakashi, Naruto, and Xander said there good buys to Guy and Lee. The trio took to the roofs, staying away from the center of town, something that both Xander and Naruto noticed.
"Hey Dad? Why don't we go thru the town square? It would be a lot shorter?" Naruto asked.
"I can't tell you until you are older. Please don't push the subject," Kakshi said, looking both of his sons in the eyes. They swallowed and nodded. "Good. Now let's get home, I have another surprise for your birthdays," he said smiling.
"Listen you two. What I'm about to do isn't really 'legal', but I think you can handle it. In my hand, I hold a few scrolls. Naruto, I am giving you this wind scroll, while Xander, I'm giving you this fire scroll," Kakashi said handing the scrolls to his sons.
"No freaking way! Are you sure?" both boys exclaimed at the top of their lungs.
"You both have exerted excellent chakra development, and I want you to know how to do the Justus. I wouldn't encourage you to do them, as your chakra control is very underdeveloped, but something like that hasn't stopped you before, right?" Kakashi said smiling.
"Yeah! We're really ninja now!"
"Hey Xander, what's your Justu?" Naruto asked later that night.
"Well, as you know, Dad gave me a fire technique. It's name is Fire Release: Fire palm. It focuses the chakra in your hand, and then forces it out in a quick blast of heat, and if there is more chakra applied, fire. What did you get?" Xander said, going through the hand signs.
"Well, it's a wind release technique. It's name is wind release: wind point. It focuses a stream of air chakra from the center of your palm to block kunia and shuriken, and eventually, Taijutsu attacks. Have you tried doing yours?" Naruto asked Xander.
"Yeah, but I just get my palms to get warm. You?" Xander asked.
"I can shoot a water balloon about twenty feet," Naruto said grinning.
"Jeez, when did your chakra control get so good?" Xander asked in amazement.
"That's the thing. As far as I know, it didn't. I think I just have an incredibly large amount of chakra," Naruto said mockingly.
"Well whooptie freekin do. I'm still faster than you ever will be," Xander said with a sly grin.
"Oh yeah? Want to test it midget?" Naruto said, poking Xander's nerves. See, Naruto was less than an inch taller than Xander, but he used that little bit to make fun of Xander at every possibility.
"Let's race to the Hokage's tower then, dumbass," Xander said as he opened the window.
"One...two...three...GO!" Yelled Naruto as he and Xander took out of the window.
Xander and Naruto were neck and neck the entire race. Until someone hid Xander in the head with a saki bottle. Xander fell and crashed to the ground.
"Ya gert serm nerve comin hea demon brat. Ey, I got te demon brat here. Let's show im wat e cen do witout de Kage ter pertect im," the drunken villager slurred as he stood up and yelled to his friends.
"Naruto, go get help. I'll handle these bastards," Xander yelled out.
"Yeah, I'm going to stay here and fight to," Naruto said cracking his knuckles.
"Naruto, listen to me. We might both die here if you don't go get help. I have a plan, now GO!" Xander yelled as he pushed Naruto away and dodged another bottle. Naruto turned to look at his brother as he stood in front of the crowd. Naruto wiped his eyes as tears started to run down his face. He jumped onto the roof and took off to the Hokage's tower.
Xander stood there. The drunken man's yelling had attracted quite a crowd, all glaring at Xander. Xander put his hands together and tried to calm down. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a sheet of paper. He smiled. On it, were the markings to his alchemy attack. The crowd raised their weapons and took a menacing step forward. "I'll give you the option now. Back down, or I will not be held responsible for what harm befalls you,"
The crowd laughed. "Les gert hem," the original man slurred as the crowd surged forward. Xander's face grew taught in fear. He hoped the villagers would fall for his bluff. His "alchemy attack" was nothing more than converting carbon to nitrogen. Hu pulled out two kunia and got into a defensive stance Kakashi had taught him. As the crowd surged around him, he tried to fight back. But there were too many people, and they over powered Xander to the ground, cutting his arms and legs. Some of the ninja in the crowd stabbed him through the openings the crowd gave them. Xander was covered in more blood than his own skin. Xander lay there, barely breathing on the ground. He was confused. He had always read that death was supposed to hurt. "On well," Xander thought. "I'll just go to sleep," we're his last thoughts before his blood loss made him black out.
Naruto burst into the Hokage's office. "Grandpa, there's no time to explain, Xander's in trouble," Naruto yelled, already running away. The hokage ran after him as fast as he could, fearing the worst. He signaled for a medical team to follow as he sprinted out the door.
The hokage followed Naruto into an alley near a bar, only to find it occupied by a group of people. He went through a few hand seals and yelled out, "Binding ground Justu," as tree vines wrapped around the feet of everyone in the alley. The crowd looked up in fear.
"WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS? ATTEMPTING TO KILL AN UNARMED CHILD?" The hokage yelled. He jumped over the terrified crowd to where Xander lay. He signaled for the med team. He looked at the barely recognizable Xander. His left eye was bloodied and swollen shut. His nose was broken, his lips cracked. There were multiple stab wounds all over his body, some going all the way through him. Blood was leaking out of him, the worst coming from a wound on his left shoulder that barely left his arm hanging on. The med team picked him up carefully, and took him to the closest hospital. He told the Anbu agents around him to round up everyone in the alleyway and take them to the prison, where Ibiki would deal with them. He sent another to tell Kakashi what had happened. He picked up Naruto and flash stepped to the hospital.
Xander awoke in a completely white room. He looked around and saw he was hooked up to a bunch of machines. He looked around again and saw Naruto was sitting there.
"Hey Naruto, where are we?" Xander asked, as he tried to sit up, only to find out he was restrained.
"Hey gramps! Xander's up!"
"Oh thank goodness. We were all worried about you," Xander heard the hokage say behind him, as the hokage walked into Xander's view.
"Are you okay Naruto?" Xander asked worriedly.
"Are you kidding me? You're the one who almost died out there. Don't do that again, Xander. Seriously, that was scary," Naruto said, tears welling in his eyes.
Xander nodded. "How long was I out? Oh, and where's Dad?"
"You have been out for a day. Pretty remarkable considering your injuries. Kakashi is on his way, he was, uh, busy, with the crowd of civilians that did this to you," the hokage grimaced. Both boys shuddered. They knew that there dad was pretty laid back, but when he got angry, even the hokage watched his steps around him.
"How bad were my injuries?" Xander said, testing all of his limbs.
"I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that your nervous system was severed in your left arm and right leg, which caused us to amputate them.. The good news, I was going over some of my alchemy notes and I think I found I way to restore you back to normal," the hokage said, trying to put on a happy face.
"What the hell do you mean,"your nervous system was severed in your left arm and right leg, which requires us to amputate them"!" Kakashi yelled, appearing in the doorway.
"What I mean is that as of now, your son cannot walk or perform simple task," the hokage said, glaring at Kakashi.
"How can you heal him?" Kakashi said, calming down.
"I was reading some alchemy scrolls, and I think I know what to do. It's incredibly risky, but it should work. I'll just need your and Xander's consent, obviously,"
The grey haired ninja contemplated it. "I'll do what Xander wants,"
"Yeah, let's try it," Xander said, smiling weakly.
"I found the information for this transmutation in one of Kushina's alchemy scrolls. All we need is the base elements of your arm and leg, this transmutation circle, and then, your limbs should be back and functioning. Oh, and for some reason, Kushina wrote for you to take this scroll," the hokage said, handing Xander a scroll.
"Wait, Kushina knew that I would eventually require this transmutation circle?" Xander asked confused.
"She thought that something like this would eventually happen. So, ready to start the transmutation?" the hokage said, clapping his hands together.
"Yeah, let's do it," Xander said smiling, as the hokage kneeled down and clapped his hands on the edge of the circle.
Xander's point of view.
I drew in a breath as the hokage got onto his hands and knees and slammed his hands on the outer edge of the circle. Sudden thoughts of the 21 elements that make up the human body, mainly oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon filled my mind. I looked around as the transmutation circle started to glow white.A white light shot out around my body and spread around the circle. Suddenly, the light started to grow until it enveloped the whole room.
"This wasn't supposed to happen! Kushina was the best alchemist in the village!" the hokage yelled as everything went black.
When I woke up, I noticed I was in a totally white world. I looked around, only to discover that my limbs were back. The only things that didn't occupy the same state of being as the background was two giant stone doors and a featureless white being surrounded by a stark blackness. The being smiled.
"Hello, young alchemist. Trying to perform an alchemy taboo? Oh, the punishment you'll get," the being said.
"Human transmutation is an alchemy taboo? But, but, I didn't know. That's not fair," I said.
"Ignorance is not an excuse. Your punishment will also be your payment,"
"Payment? What for?" I asked.
"The knowledge to perform alchemy without transmutation circles. Good luck surviving the gates. Wait, are you...? Oh damn it,you are. Your that red haired brats kid aren't you? Well, young alchemist, it seems someone has already payed your fare, plus a little more. So, in return for the red haired brats sacrifice, I'll give you the five gate power and fill out the scroll the way she wanted. You're so lucky that she did that, it I would take your entire body," the being scowled as one of the gates opened and a multitude of dark hands shot out and grabbed ahold of me.
"I hope you don't survive the knowledge brat. I really don't," I struggled as they pulled me in, but it was in vain. The hands dragged me in as the doors closed. A multitude of alchemical information was forced into my head as I nearly got knocked out from the pain. I felt my left arm being torn to shreds as my right leg was forcibly pulled from my body. I landed in front of the being with all my new knowledge and missing my two limbs.
"You alchemist never learn. Before you were here two other alchemist trying to bring back their mother. They had an even worse fate. Now, get out of here before I stop being generous," the being said as I blacked out again, only to wake up in the Hokage's tower.
"Xander, my goodness, what happened? Someone, get a doctor!" the hokage yelled.
Third person point of view
Xander woke up and tried to move around. He found out that he couldn't, one Becuase he was in a bed, and another, the transmutation circle didn't work.
"Jeez, two stays in the hospital in one month. You got me beet," Naruto said smiling.
"You'll end up here soon enough, or at least you will when I can move," Xander said smiling.
"What the hell did I do?" Naruto asked glaring. "Oh, that, I swear it wasn't me that put the itching powder in your ramen,"
"I actually wasn't going to do anything, but because you just told me that...wait, itching powder? In ramen? Are you an idiot?" Xander said laughing at his brother.
"It gave you a sore throat didn't it?" Naruto said menacingly.
"Oh yeah, it did didn't? Thanks for giving me reason to kill you now," Xander said, smiling like a madman.
"How? You can't even stand up," Naruto said mocking.
"Boys, stop arguing. Let's just be happy that Xander is okay," Kakashi said, walking into the room.
"Xander, I'm incredibly sorry that that happened. I'll hire the best medical nin in the village to help you," the hokage said walking in behind.
"That won't be necessary, gramps," Xander said trying to sit up, only to fall back down on the bed.
"Don't over exert yourself'" Kakashi said.
"Listen, I have an idea. If you let me design some parts and do some research, I think that I have an idea on how to get my limbs back," Xander said, his face contorted deep in thought. "The only thing I'll need is you gramps, because I'll need someone who knows how to transmutate metallic elements," Xander said smiling.
"Of course I..." the hokage began before he was interrupted.
A pair of dark green sweat suits blurred into the room and tackled Xander with a bear hug on his hospital bed. "Xander! We were so worried! Are you okay!" Lee yelled.
"Oh Xander, your flames of youth are being smothered out!" Guy yelled.
"This is a hospital you too! Be quite," the hokage said, glaring at the two.
"Sorry lord hokage. It's just that what happened too Xander is terrible," Guy said.
"I know, but we should let Xander get some rest. He should be released tomorrow, and we can pester him all we want then," the hokage said as everyone said their goodbyes and filed out. Xander sighed contently as he closed his eyes. He would need a lot of iron and a lot of anatomical knowledge for his plan to work.
A/N: Here is the updated first chapter. It went from 750 words to around 7000. I'll be doing this with all my chapters. You know the drill, comment if you want (please do), subscribe if you want, etc. oh, and I know I misspelled Gai's name, but I'm to lazy to change every one. Until next time…