This is my first fanfiction. I hope you'll be kind because I haven't written one before. Now without further ado here is the first chapter of the journey of nine paths!

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto

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Chapter 1

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Our story starts off with an eight-year-old Naruto Uzumaki on his way to his first day at the Academy. Now our favorite Kyūbi jinchūriki is ready to begin his journey as a ninja and follow in his mother's footsteps. Now Naruto is a bright boy, smart enough to out think a low-level Chūnin but he knows that deception is key. He has fooled everybody (except for his mother) into believing that he is a loudmouthed hyperactive prankster. He learned this from his mother Kushina Uzumaki and she also started teaching him in Ninjutsu, Taijutsu, Kenjutsu, Fūinjutsu, and her Chakra Chains. He always hid his skill because the villagers were never very kind to the jinchūriki. The main reason he had even a semblance of a normal life was because of his mother and the fear they had of her the villagers still glared at him and some of them spread rumours about him but thous rumours were taken care of quickly he knew why but that didn't mean that it was any only reason he does not retaliate or strike out at the villagers as a whole is Out of respect for his Father's sacrifice.

Don't get him wrong he has had a better life than what it could have been had his mother had died as well. Having her raise and train him made him stronger and smarter than the alternative of him raising and training himself. His training started three years ago and thanks to his moms guidance and incutercions along with his ability to comprehend and understand things at a faster rate than was concerned normal and a drive/will to neve give up or give in and push forward allowed him to grow faster than any thought possible. Now he starts at the academy to learn more about how to be a ninja and to make friends as well as learning to interact with others.

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Time skip: three years and six months night of the Uchiha massacre

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We find Kushina Uzumaki visiting her old friend Mikoto Uchiha while Naruto and his friend Sasuke Uchiha were training outside of the compound .Naruto returns before his friend and finds that the entire Uchiha clan has been killed. He runs off to find his mother, worried she might be in danger, that's when he sees Itachi Uchiha was the one responsible for the death of everyone in the clan and is currently attacking Kushina, She sees Naruto and that gives Itachi enough time to kill her ,then he turns and sees Naruto standing in the doorway and he uses the ultimate Genjutsu, only usable by the Mangekyō Sharingan Tsukuyomi forcing Naruto to relive the moment his mother was killed in front of him for 72 hours while being able to do nothing. The mental and emotional stress put on him causes him to awaken the ultimate Dōjutsu, the Rinnegan. Causing his eyes to change from their regular sky blue to a royal purple with 9 black rings(all of which are incomplete) in the ripple pattern which causes him to black out He wakes up in what appears to be a sewer he hears something calling his name and heads in that direction. Wishing this was all just a bad dream.

Thank you for your time. I hope you have enjoyed this chapter. I will try my best to update as often as possible. Please remember this was my first fan fiction that I have gone back and reread to improve it so please give me your honest feedback please review and have a good day also if you could tell me what animal you what for Naruto to summon but I wont use toads UNLESS it's HIGHLY requested.