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…. Oh. My god.

There's a pattern!

1 review, 7 reviews, 15 reviews!

… I wonder if the trend can continue.

…. Probably not.

Thank you so much for reviewing though! I love you all!

WARNING: long-ass author's note. Please read at least a little bit of it.

I now have a blog! Here's the link:

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All my updates and stuff will be announced there!

Anyways, sorry for the break, and… I should update soon-ish. I also apologize to all the reviews I did not get back on… I feel suckish, but all of my exams are finally over (as of like, 2 weeks or so ago. -_-' Sorry), so no more studying besides summer homework and training! Hoo-rah!

Without further ado, chapter 3! (Whyyy is this taking so long to start! I wish the good parts happen soon.) Unfortunately, I was stupid, and couldn't come up with anything to prove Naruto's future-ness, so I said the snake thing, which brings up the whole Yamanaka problem. The thing is, I don't want the Hokage to know. I don't want Ita-chan to have his mind looked through, that would take too damn long. So this is my fix-it chapter. After this, there should just be a lot of Naruto-Itachi interaction.

… On a side note, WHYYYYY did you bring back Itachi if you were only going to kill him later? You suck Kishi!

On Hiruzen's age… Since nobody really knows how old he was when he became Hokage, only that he was very young, I am going to say he was 15. Since he was around 69 when he died, I subtracted 12 years (seeing as Naruto is now 1 year old and he was around 13 when Hiruzen died) and 15 years to get the current 42 years in office. After that, I have to take away the amount of time Minato was Hokage. He was Hokage for like, a year. So… 41 years.

Disclaimer: I own Itachi! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA COME AND GET ME!

… This chapter sucks, really. . I just want it to be over with! Gugh…. I swear the next one will be better. :)


To See With Eyes Untainted

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.Vision 3.

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History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


Sarutobi Hiruzen is the Sandaime Hokage of Konohagakure no Sato, one of the most powerful hidden nations in all of the Elemental Nations. His roll as the most powerful military leader in Hi no Kuni, as well as his increasingly advanced age, led him to live through many a strange scenario.

It was due to this that he maintained his sangfroid countenance in front of the strangest sight he had seen in a while; a flustered Uchiha. Granted, said Uchiha was only six years old.

"Itachi… calm down, report." He said in his most commanding tone. Usually, he would not use such a tone on a child as young as he, but Sarutobi had long since given up trying to push Itachi toward a normal childhood. Fugaku, damn him, was too stubborn to see beyond his status as an Uchiha to see his son suffering.

Besides, the boy always responded better to direct orders.

As soon as he finished speaking, Sarutobi could physically see a transformation taking place. Immediately, the boy became aware of how unsightly he was, straightening his posture and schooling his face into some semblance of a blank mask.

Absently, Sarutobi wondered how much of the truth he would be told. Fugaku had long since drilled in mistrust of the Hokage into the young boy, he could see it in the garded looks Itachi usually sent him.

"Hokage-sama I… Have something to ask of you," The boy said, twitching as if uncomfortable with the topic, "Your student, Orochimaru. Did he experiment with white snakes?"

Once again, the world succeeded in surprising him. His face froze, the pipe in his mouth drooping slightly.

Itachi, who had been watching intently, paled. Swiftly, he bowed deeply and, muttering his goodbyes, practically ran out of the Hokage's office.

There was silence in the room for a moment. A steely look went over Sarutobi's wizened face, displaying the truly fierce person he had the capability of being. "Inu," He commanded.

Immediately, the ANBU who had been hiding in the shadows jumped in front of him, bowing and holding one hand over his dog mask, the ANBU pose of obedience. "Sir."

"Follow him," Sarutobi said.

The ANBU member stood up and nodded once, sharply. "As you wish, Hokage-sama." With those words, the young man disappeared, leaving the old man to himself.

Sarutobi Hiruzen had been the Hokage of Hi no Kuni for 41 years. Growing older in a ninja society was harsh and unpredictable, and it shaped him into the man he is today. However, even now, after so many years, there are many things he is not prepared for, one situation being a six-year-old prodigy somehow finding out information about an S-Ranked missing nin that he never released to the public.

The third Hokage of Konoha tipped his hat down and sighed.