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After Naruto is attacked by yet another mob, The Third Hokage makes a . "I know that Jiji you've told me this story before" said a confused Naruto "The Fourth Hokage . When Tobirama straightened he spoke again "Nice to meet you . of one Naruto Namikaze as he walked down the street towards a bar. We are even for the moment, but shall we meet again we will neither run 'nor hide . That hatred bred a lust for power, and that lust for power created ME. . [ Talking to Naruto] The only similarities between you and the Fourth Hokage are your .. [Last thoughts, reflecting over his and Itachi's first conversation] Itachi- san. Of Naruto, Kakashi, Sasuke and Itachi, who has the saddest story? The saddest scene for me was INCOMPARABLY the death of Jiraiya. .. is in Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, and it breaks my heart every time I see it, and actually makes me cry. Some examples are Hinata and Neji, and then even the first four Hokage.
Next he made a hand seal with his index finger and middle fingers of both hands crossed with each other" Shadow clone jutsu! After using that much chakra he was panting slightly. On the last seal all four beings slammed their hands down on a part of the seal in front of them.
Two things happened the three clones disappeared in a puff of smoke and a big black scroll with the kanji for fire on it sat in the middle of the seal on the floor. After eating the pill he took a deep breath already feeling most of his chakra returning. He then turned a picked up the scroll from the floor and went to the couch to sit next to the young blond.
Naruto gave a shrug of his small shoulders and look at his Jiji with a sad smile "I'm fine Jiji I'm used to it by now" Sarutobi knew he didn't want an answer to that question "Naruto-kun this scroll I hold in my hands, is my apology for the life you have suffered here in the village. Before you interrupt I want to explain what I mean. A six year old child should not be used to waking up from repeated beatings from a mob.
Nor should they be forced to live alone or withstand looks of anger and hatred. Naruto six years ago a terrible disaster struck this village the disaster was the Nine tailed fox. The fox killed a lot of people that day and nearly destroyed the village in a single night" "I know that Jiji you've told me this story before" said a confused Naruto "The Fourth Hokage sacrificed himself killing it" "The Nine tailed fox was a chakra construct it had no life to end.
The Fourth Hokage couldn't kill such a being so he sealed it away" Now Naruto wasn't stupid by any means. He could put two and two together and get four, the isolation from the other villagers, the looks, the beatings. Out of everyone in the village, why did he choose me?
Naruto turned the picture around and gasped at the sight. In the picture was a man with his wild blond hair and blue eyes standing behind a woman with deep red hair and violet eyes.
They were both smiling softly at the camera and the woman had a noticeable swell in her stomach. Kushina was the jinckurikki of the Kyuubi before you were" he stopped there when Naruto looked at him with shock "yes it's true. On the night of your birth Minato and I took great precaution because we knew that the seal holding the Kyuubi in Kushina would weaken with the strain of child birth. I don't know the details because I wasn't there, but someone infiltrated the birthing chamber and released the Kyuubi from the seal on your mother.
By the time I arrived on the scene to possibly help Minato the Kyuubi was already sealed within you and Minato was dying. His wish was for you to be seen as a hero, but the people refused to acknowledge your parents sacrifice and Minatos wish. It's no wonder they hate me" they were both quiet for a while before Naruto decided to get to the point of these discoveries.
Is that scroll something my parents left for me? This is the villages most well kept secret and most valuable treasures.
The contents within this scroll will help you become one of the most powerful shinobi ever to walk the Elemental Nations, you will even become more powerful than me someday" he said looking straight into Narutos eyes.
To say Naruto was shocked would be an understatement. He was shocked not only by what the old man said but also by the look in his eyes he had never seen that look before.
Why would you give me all this power, what if I used it to destroy the village instead of help it? Six years ago I placed my faith in the people of Konoha to look beyond their fear and hatred of the Kyuubi and see a child with a heavy burden to bear, I misplaced my faith in so many people.
By giving you this scroll I'm asking you to forgive an old man his mistakes" he said solemnly "I'm not stupid Jiji. I know you can't be there all the time you have an entire village to look after not just one person.
You were there when you could be, you tried and that counts for something so I forgive you. The only people who know about it are the Hokages themselves and their successors" he said standing up and moving to the center of the room.
He unraveled the scroll revealing four sections of the scroll each marked with a 1, 2, 3 and 4. Like before he bit his thumb hard enough to draw blood and in each section he wrote his name and left his bloody handprint. Turning back to Naruto he said "What I'm about to do is something that should only be done in an emergency and I think your situation qualifies" after speaking he turned back to the scroll and went through the hand seals for a simple summoning jutsu and slammed his hands down on the floor.
The symbols for the summoning jutsu spread out on the floor until they reached the scroll and a summoning circle appeared in each section under the numbers. Four puffs of smoke erupted from each section of the scroll. When the smoke cleared for men were revealed. The first man had dark tanned skin, brown eyes and long black hair. He was wearing red metal plating armor similar to samurais and black ninja sandals, on the collar of his armor was the Senju clan symbol and he was also wearing a hitai on his forehead with the Konoha symbol.
The second man had shaggy white hair, red eyes and red streaks under each eye on one on his chin. He also wore samurai armor similar to the first man only blue in color, black ninja sandals and a face guard with the Konoha symbol on the front. The third man had brown eyes with black vertical slits beneath them, brown spiked hair and a small goatee.
He wore a black full body jumpsuit with a mesh shirt beneath the top, there were gray armor plates on both shoulders and he wore a hitai with long black straps across his forehead. The last man was fair skinned with cerulean blue eyes and spiky blond hair and two bangs that framed the sides of his face.
He wore the standard Konoha jonin uniform with two bands on each sleeve, green flak jacket and a Konoha hitai across his forehead he also wore a short sleeved trench coat with flames at the bottom. These men were the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Hokages of Konoha. How pissed would you be if I stopped on a cliff hanger like that?
The former Hokages took a moment orient themselves before they focused on the person who summoned them. The first to speak was Hashirama Senju the 1st Hokage "You've gotten old Saru" he said looking at his former student.
Old Sarutobi sweat dropped at hearing that out of the mouth of a man he hadn't seen in over 40 years "Thank you sensei, I've missed you too" he said sarcastically "It's nice to see you again Monkey-Brat" said Tobirama Senju the 2nd Hokage "Thank you sensei, It's nice to see you too" responded Old Sarutobi "You are one handsome man" said the Sarutobi that looked at least 30 years younger than the other "When you're right, your right who am I to disagree with you" said the Old Sarutobi "While it is nice to see you again, If you summoned us then what's the emergency?
When Tobirama straightened he spoke again "Nice to meet you Minato but I was actually talking about the other blond brat with his jaw on the floor and his eyes bugging out" he said pointing at Naruto over on the couch.
True to his word Narutos eyes were as big as ramen bowls and his jaw was sitting in his lap. He had been sitting like that since the smoke cleared to reveal each man. As each man was reveal his eyes got progressively larger but it wasn't until the 4th was revealed that his jaw fell open. How can he be there when he died 6 years ago?
Naruto carries a burden all of you are familiar with" "The Kyuubi" they all said at the same time "What how did you know that? What happened to your clothes Naruto?
Before Naruto could answer Old Sarutobi spoke "I will explain that but first Naruto I want to explain to you how the former Hokages are here. He says that by changing how a village such as Konohagakure operates, the other hidden villages will follow, changing the world for the better. The masked man requests Neji to see what he means. Neji agrees to hear him out, and when Naruto tries to interfere, the masked man paralyses him.
Neji promises to return to Naruto once he has seen what the masked man wants, and the two depart. Jiraiya ventures into Orochimaru's hideout, and comes across a bandaged individual. Team Jiraiya reports to the masked man about the incident with the children, including how the Konoha genin eventually helped them, despite the directives of their mission. The masked man ponders about it, and instructs them to resume surveillance. Neji asks with the Konoha genin are his team-mates, which the masked man confirms, and asks Neji if he wants to see if they can change the future of shinobi.
Naruto tries in vain to access the Nine-Tails' chakra. Sasuke and Sakura discuss the mission's situation. Lee and Tenten search for Neji and Guy, which Kiba smells from a distance. Hinata spots Neji and the masked man observing Sasuke and Sakura, as well as Sasori.
Sasuke detects Sasori's presence and attacks, Sasori begins to fight the two. Teams Asuma and Kurenai head out towards Sasuke and Sakura. Lee and Tenten are attacked with explosive tags, directing them towards the same location. Sasori lands a hit on Sasuke, poisoning him. The Nine-Tails tries to convince Naruto to open the seal so it can use its chakra to aid Naruto. Jiraiya suddenly appears to Naruto.
Her dinner is too salty, and her beverage is too hot, so Tsunade resumes reading. The masked man prevents Neji from coming to Sasuke and Sakura's aid, assuring him he won't let them be killed, insisting Neji watch the battle to witness their true selves.
The masked man reminds Sasori of the mission and Sasori begins attacking Sakura, who manages to dodge and land one of her own, causing him to retreat. She proceeds to treat Sasuke, removing the poison in his system.
The masked man tells Neji there is more to come. Jiraiya clears Naruto's blocked tenketsu and Naruto asks him why he's there. He explains he's searching for someone and when he heard of what was happening, he had Minato transport him there using the sealing formula incorporated in Naruto's seal. Jiraiya tells Naruto to try summoning a toad, but it fails. Jiraiya recalls Naruto's training and Naruto recalls training with Minato.
Jiraiya offers to weaken the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style a bit. Lee and Tenten stop running after noticing they're no longer under attack.
Kiba smells Sasuke and Sakura nearby, and Hinata spots Sasori near them. While Sakura heals him, Sasuke thinks back to his childhood. Sasuke looked forward spending time with Itachi, but Itachi was summoned by Minato, so he suggests Sasuke spend time with their father, who compares him unfavourably to Itachi when he tries the Fire Style: Fireball Jutsu for the first time.
Sasuke detects Sasori, who approaches them again. Sasori brings out his hundred puppets. The other genin reach the two, and the masked man retreats with Neji. Sasuke intends on getting reinforcements from Konoha. Team Jiraiya watches from afar, discussing the situation.
Jiraiya weakens Naruto's seal, causing him to develop four tails. Shizune replaces it and asks her not to overdo it. Jiraiya battles the four-tailed Naruto, who destroys Jiraiya's chakra-suppressing seal.
Jiraiya manages to immobilise Naruto and thinks back to Gamamaru's prophecy. Sasuke thinks back to being unfavourably compared to Itachi by their father, and begins fighting Sasori's puppets. The other genin join the fight to protect Sasuke while Team Jiraiya observes the fight. The masked man and Neji debate on the genin's motivation to fight.
Sasori reveals more of his puppets. Naruto thinks back to his Rasengan training with Minato, and manages to suppress the Nine-Tails' chakra.
Jiraiya retreats, and sends Naruto to help his teammates. Naruto manages to use the Rasengan, and uses it with several clones to dispatch Sasori's puppets, causing him to retreat. The genin congratulate Naruto, and decide to look for their kidnapped team leaders. Neji asks the masked man if his test has yielded the results he expected, and surprises him by calling him his father.
Shizune arrives with alcohol for Tsunade, who drinks up and resumes reading. Neji asks about the kidnapped shinobi, and the masked man tells him Team Jiraiya will take him there.
The masked man leaves Neji to reunite with his comrades. The Konoha genin join as one team, and discuss how to find the kidnapped shinobi. They're joined by Neji. Hidan, Kakuzu, and Sasori leave, while the others are instructed to take the evacuated villagers back to their homes, as well as one other thing.
Neji finishes explaining the nature of the experiment they participated in. Konan creates paper butterflies to lead the genin to the captured shinobi, and leaves with her team. The genin find the captured shinobi and release them. Kurenai asks them about the recent events, and the masked man arrives, offering to explain it himself.
Hizashi and Neji discuss Neji's motivations, and how there were changed after fighting Naruto. Neji's words allow Hizashi to let go of his attachments, and his soul is released.
Yahiko sets off to the village to return Komichi his teddy bear Kenta. An explosion suddenly wipes out the village, and Nagato spots Kenta damaged, and grows furious, believing Yahiko to have been killed.
Shizune brings her breakfast. Tsunade begins reading the second volume of Jiraiya's novel. In it, the four Konoha genin teams report to Minato. Despite having disobeyed direct orders, doing so resulted in the mission's success, so there are no repercussions.
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They discuss this among themselves. In the hospital, Jiraiya recovers from the injuries inflicted by Naruto when the Nine-Tails' chakra took over. He recounts finding Orochimaru, and discovering evidence linking him to the latest incident. Fugaku berates Sasuke for failing to stop his teammates from breaking the rules. Itachi arrives to deliver a report to Fugaku, so Sasuke leaves. At Yakiniku Q, the other genin discuss the explosion at the other village.
Itachi and Sasuke discuss their father, and the recent negotiations between the Uchiha and the village. Sasuke requests Kakashi to teach him a new jutsu, so Kakashi begins teaching him the Chidori. Itachi learns from Minato he intends to keep his promises to the Uchiha clan. Sasuke witnesses Naruto being taught the Giant Rasengan by Minato. Fugaku dismisses Sasuke and is unimpressed by his training. Sasuke learns the Chidori, but knowing that Naruto is expanding his Rasengan, he asks Kakashi how much further he can take the Chidori.
Itachi invites Sasuke to participate in a discussion with their father. Fugaku questions Itachi, who reports he believes Minato's efforts in changing the way the Uchiha are treated are sincere. Itachi adds that for it to happen, the Uchiha must change as well, meeting them in the middle. Sasuke is appalled by Itachi's comment, but is cut off by Fugaku, who is certain Itachi came to that conclusion after careful consideration, and considers finding common ground a good decision.
Sasuke resents Fugaku always siding with Itachi. Itachi reveals the Uchiha have been chosen for a long term mission that would keep some of them away. Fugaku's support for Itachi taking on the mission angers Sasuke, who channels his frustration into his Chidori training. Sakura brings him food, but an enraged Sasuke tosses it aside, causing Naruto to request him to apologize. Sasuke further antagonizes Naruto, and the two begin fighting, despite Sakura's attempts to defuse the situation. Minato intervenes just as they are about to clash Chidori and Rasengan.
Minato is taken aback by Sasuke's anger, which only grows stronger when he sees the destruction caused by Naruto's Rasengan is much greater than what he has achieved with the Chidori. Minato asks Naruto why he used the Rasengan against Sasuke, and Naruto explains Sasuke's constant refusal in acknowledging him, vowing to make it happen someday. Sasuke and Fugaku talk, and Sasuke decides to no longer expect anything from his father, and asks something from him.
Sasuke requests to be taken off Team 7, is transferred to the Leaf Police Force, and leaves to shadow other Uchiha on their long term mission. Jiraiya makes Naruto realize that Sasuke's request means that in some way, he is aware of Naruto's strength. Jiraiya intends to leave to find out more about Orochimaru, and Naruto suggests going with him to train. With Team 7 split up, Sakura, unwilling to lag behind Naruto and Sasuke, takes up the opportunity and requests to be trained by Tsunade who accepts.
On the move, Shisui questions Sasuke's resolve in joining the mission, when everyone else is ranked above him and Sasuke explains his motivation. Three years go by, during which Naruto trains with Jiraiya and learns senjutsu, Sasuke trains with Shisui and further develops the Chidori, and Sakura trains with Tsunade to learn the Reverse Seal.
Upon his return to the village, Fugaku learns from the reports Sasuke became second only to Shisui, and when Sasuke declares he will also surpass Itachi, he promotes him in the Leaf Police Force, to see it Sasuke can back his claims up with action.
Sasuke accepts, and leaves, angrily remembering the day he left Konoha. The unit takes them through Konoha, where the population is scared by their aggressive methods.
Sasuke and the other Uchiha discuss their jobs and the relations with the village. Minato, Hiruzen, and Itachi discuss the group's escalating violence in their duties, agreeing they must tread carefully.
A recently arrived Naruto observes the same. The four update Naruto on how things have changed. The Uchiha harass an elderly shopkeeper, but Naruto intervenes.
Naruto and the others discuss curbing Sasuke's overreach, and are overheard by the other Uchiha, who inform Sasuke. The villagers gossip about the police's run-in with Naruto, and, unauthorized, they look to confront Naruto at his home and also threatening to arrest Kushina.
The Uchiha involved are arrested, Fugaku expresses his disappointment in Sasuke's development, and dismisses him from the police force. He is intercepted by Kakashi, who asks what he is doing. Sasuke thanks him for his training, but explains he is unsatisfied with his progress, revealing he is going to train with Orochimaru, and incapacitates Kakashi with genjutsu. Upon waking up, Kakashi relays the information to Hiruzen, Minato, and Tsunade, herself informing the others about Jiraiya's intel regarding Orochimaru's imminent need for a new vessel.
Sakura overhears their conversation. Minato wants to handle the situation internally as discreetly as possible, to avoid worsening the already delicate situation with the Uchiha, and orders a lockdown. The Konoha 11 meet up at the Academy at night, where Sakura and Shikamaru informs the others about Sasuke's departure.
Naruto and Shikamaru sneak out of the village through a tunnel created by Kiba, and Naruto promises Sakura to bring Sasuke back. Neji notices someone else sneaking out as well. Kushina informs Minato that Naruto and Shikamaru have escaped the lockdown. Team Guy intercepts the attack. As the fight goes on, Shikamaru realises these are not regular Anbu. Sasuke continues on his way to Orochimaru.
From above, Deidara flies on his dragon, and sends one of his clay figures their way, killing them. Zetsu watches it from afar, and its halves discuss Deidara, who arrives shortly. They are met by Hidan, who berates Deidara for blasting the Sand shinobi, and Kakuzu, who manages to retrieve a body not too damaged.
They all leave together. Naruto manages to unmask the Root member fighting him, revealing her to be Anko. Shikamaru realizes their mission is to ensure Sasuke reaches Orochimaru, and has the group flee from the fight and continue pursuing Sasuke. Lee stays behind to stall the Root shinobi, but one of them engages him, allowing the others to continue. Lee takes off his weights and opens the fifth of the Eight Gates.
Kakuzu delivers the corpses to a bounty station. Zetsu, Deidara, Kakuzu, and Hidan meet up with Sasori, who intervenes when an argument begins between Deidara and Hidan.
Hidan accuses Sasori of siding with Deidara, and in turn is reminded of the Hizashi incident, and that Akatsuki as is might exist because of Deidara. He was the one responsible for the explosion that destroyed the village and killed Yahiko years ago, and Sasori presented Nagato and Konan with a Flying Raijin Kunai, blaming Minato and Konoha for the explosion.
Lee fights the Root shinobi, and Tenten stays behind to stall another when they begin to catch up with the group. Orochimaru waits for an approaching Sasuke. Naruto, Neji, and Shikamaru continue to give chase, followed by two remaining Root shinobi. Anko reveals she is accompanied by an ink clone, while the other Anbu flies above them on an ink bird. Shikamaru stays at the tower's entrance to fight Sai. Sasuke meets up with Orochimaru.
On his way up the tower, Naruto is captured by Yamato. Naruto taps into the Nine-Tails' power, freeing himself and growing four tails. Yamato tried to stop him, but his jutsu fails, and Naruto begins growing a fifth tail. Sasuke demands power from Orochimaru, and screams in pain when he is branded with the Cursed Seal of Heaven.
His screams snaps Naruto out of his transformation, whose chakra knocks Yamato out. Naruto reaches Sasuke, and after a few words the two begin fighting. Naruto gathers natural energy from a shadow clone he prepared and enters Sage Mode, which catches Orochimaru's eye, despite expiring soon. Sasuke sends a Fire Release jutsu up in the sky, setting up a thunderstorm. Sasuke uses Kirin against Naruto's Rasenshuriken. Sasuke lands a blow on Naruto, who explains why he's going so far to bring Sasuke back.
Naruto again channels the Nine-Tails' chakra. Itachi suddenly appears and throws himself into Sasuke's attack, getting killed in the process. While Tsunade updates Minato on the shinobi Sasuke attacked when he left the village, Shizune arrives with news someone infiltrated the village.
Pain arrives and talks to Tsunade, vowing to cause the village pain. Pain attacks the village with a gigantic Chibaku Tensei. Naruto and the others arrive in the morning to find a crater where Konohagakure was supposed to be, with the Chibaku Tensei floating above it.
Neji confirms the chakra of the villagers is inside it with his Byakugan. Naruto meets up with Sakura, who was away on a mission and is also puzzled by what happened. Sakura begins healing Naruto's injuries, and Naruto uses the time to mould sage chakra. Inside the Chibaku Tensei, Minato discovers he can't teleport outside. The Chibaku Tensei begins compacting, and Shikaku and Inoichi begin coordinating a strategy to protect the village from being crushed. Minato asks Hiruzen, Tsunade, and Kushina to help him setting up a Four Crimson Ray Formation to counter the crushing and buy them some time.
The Six Paths of Pain meet up with Naruto, who releases a shadow clone, and enters Sage Mode, and they begin fighting. Naruto manages to take out five of the six, but is pinned down by the Deva Path.
Hinata comes to his rescue, but is struck down by Pain, causing Naruto to grow six tails. Pain traps Naruto inside another Chibaku Tensei. Sakura treats Hinata's injury. Shikamaru looks up to the True: In his mind, Naruto grows angry, and demands the fox to give him more chakra, who cautions him that he can still not control its power. Kushina feels something is wrong with Naruto because the Nine-Tails' chakra in her is disturbed.
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Minato has Ino contact those outside, and Shikamaru updates them on what is happening outside. Hearing about Naruto, Kushina decides to take a drastic measure.
She manages to contact him in his mind. She intends to pass on her Nine-Tails entirely to Naruto, but the Nine-Tails in Naruto assures her it won't be necessary. She passes a portion of the chakra to Naruto, who manages to break through the Chibaku Tensei and defeat Pain.
Naruto tracks Nagato down, who's words remind Nagato of Yahiko, convincing him to release Konoha. Minato and Fugaku discuss Sasuke and Itachi. Sasuke attacks Orochimaru, but collapses from being poisoned. Sasuke wakes up and is approached by Sasori, who offers him Akatsuki's help in achieving his goals. Sasuke wants to destroy Konoha. They head to search for him while Sasori reveals a mass of puppets to rule the world. Sasuke questions his decision to destroy the village. Itachi appears, alive, to help Sasuke realize the wrong path he is walking.
When Konoha 11 fight Sasori and the other Akatsuki members, Sasuke joins with his former comrades. Minato and shinobi from the other hidden villages arrive to help seal away the puppets. Itachi comes to assist Sasuke and defeat the Kage puppets. Naruto and Sasuke combine their powers to destroy Sasori. Afterwards, Naruto asks Sasuke to return home and he agrees but says he will change the world in his own way.
Naruto and Sasuke fight on Orochimaru's old hide out, arguing about the past, Sasuke accusing Naruto of advancing too fast, leaving him behind. After fighting it out, Naruto and Sasuke make up, and return to Konoha. Tsunade wakes up from having fallen asleep reading Jiraiya's novel when Dan calls her. In the real world, Tsunade mumbles in her sleep, as she and countless others are trapped in the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Minato sees Konoha under the Infinite Tsukuyomi, the other great shinobi villages also under it. Tobirama unsuccessfully tries to free Orochimaru's team from the roots of the God Tree. Black Zetsu notices Sasuke's Susanoo. Sakura asks Sasuke about what is happening outside, but he shuts her down. Kakashi tries speaking up, but is shut down as well. Sasuke explains they are likely the only ones not caught by the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Several shinobi's dreams are shown. Sasuke explains that as long as the light of the Infinite Tsukuyomi shines, it is pointless trying to do anything. Telling himself that Madara has no right to speak about the Uchiha, he recalls his memories of Itachi that imparts with him when the Reanimation Jutsu was cancelled.
In his past, after the young Itachi witnesses the horrors of war, an Iwagakure ninja sees and asks Itachi for water. Before the ninja attacks him, Itachi slashes his throat, and asks Fugaku why the ninja tried to kill him.
Fugaku explains to Itachi what war is. The Uchiha discreetly discuss Kakashi having a Sharingan during a service for those who died in the war. Itachi and Orochimaru briefly discuss the meaning of life and death. Itachi jumps off a cliff, but upon noticing a crow, he slows his descent with kunai, and befriends the crows. Mikoto tells Itachi that his younger brother, Sasuke was born. Itachi passes up playing with other boys to train with shuriken. The boys throw stones at him, but Itachi effortlessly dodges them, and uses one of their own stones to deflect the others.
Itachi watches Sasuke at night, and feels an ominous wind. Itachi feels an ominous wind as Obito summons the Nine-Tails.
Obito has the Nine-Tails attack the village, and Itachi protects Sasuke during the attack. Itachi comes across Izumi during the attack and helps her get to a shelter. Konoha manages to subdue the Nine-Tails. Itachi attends the funeral of those who died during the attack.
Izumi thanks Itachi for helping her. The Uchiha are displeased with the decision, but can't be the only voice of dissension, as other clans were also relocated.
Itachi asks Fugaku to see the new Uchiha training grounds, and asks him to teach him jutsu. Itachi effortlessly learns Fire Style: Itachi notices Fugaku's discomfort with the neighbouring buildings around the new Uchiha clan settlements.
Itachi and Izumi begin at the Academy. Itachi excels at it, and asks Fugaku to teach him more jutsu, as he deems the ones taught in the Academy too easy. Itachi's prowess has affords him admiration by girls, and jealousy from some boys. The boys run into an older student, who takes issue with their attitude. The boys cower behind Itachi, who beats the older student when he attacks. The boys' jealousy turns into admiration, much to Itachi's discomfort.
Itachi wonders about what it means to be a shinobi, and about the village. He learns from Shisui during Academy hours, and sends in a shadow clone to attend the Academy. The shadow clone is defeated by older students when they target him and other students from his class. Itachi's teachers are impressed by him knowing it, and offer him an early graduation. Itachi graduates, and can begin acting as part of a team and going on missions.
Itachi sees his father after returning from a mission. They talk about how the Uchiha were relocated after the Nine-Tails' attack. Itachi points out Fugaku is still the face of the Uchiha, many of whom greet them as they walk, and that he is proud to walk with him. Itachi and Fugaku go get dumplings, but the store is sold out. They run into Izumi. She and Itachi go to a lake, where Izumi apologises for not giving him anything for his promotion. Itachi tells her not to worry, but she insists on sharing her dumplings with him.
Tenma arrives and informs Itachi they have a mission. Team 2 visits Nekobaa, who has tasked them with finding a ninja cat. The team splits up to look for the cat.
Tenma is personally invested in completing the mission, as the cat's whiskers are an ingredient for a medicine for his sick father. Itachi's team-mates are also incapacitated. Itachi manages to catch the cat, and save Tenma when he tries to acquire the cat's whiskers.
On their way back to Konoha, Shinko scolds Tenma for not thanking Itachi, and Itachi for just acting as if they were only on a mission, as they are friends. Itachi, thinking back to this moment, recalls when a masked man Obito killed Tenma in one of their missions. The pain of those memories awaken Itachi's Sharingan, which Sasuke notices. Itachi wonders if one day Sasuke will also awaken the Sharingan. Itachi is angry that Fugaku does not care that Tenma died, but hides it. Sasuke wants to play with Itachi, but he has a mission.
Shisui tells Sasuke he has to borrow Itachi. Itachi accompanies Shisui in a three part training exercise. The two track a fugitive during the day, noticing decoys left along the way. At night, the two eat and talk. Tenma's death continues to weight on Itachi. He tells Shisui he awakened the Sharingan. The two hear a fight, and arrive to find Root members attacking a Konoha Anbu, for a scroll containing information about a traitor.
The attacked Anbu, a water clone, dissolves. The Root members remain unconcerned, having poisoned the real one. Shisui and Itachi fight the three Root members. Itachi turns a trap one of the Root Anbu set against herself. Shisui defeats one of the other Root members, who retreats with the other two. Shisui receives a signal that his exercise is over.
The injured Anbu wants to keep the incident a secret. Shisui's superiors are glad that no one got hurt, despite the fight not being a part of the exercise. Shisui tends to a small injury of Itachi's, who still needs to get used to delay between his Sharingan's perception and his reaction time. Shisui takes Itachi back to the Uchiha compound, and the two talk about the events of the day. Years later, Itachi joins the Anbu to watch Konaha from the shadows.
Sasuke continues to ponder about Itachi's memories. In them, Fugaku congratulates Itachi on becoming an Anbu, but reminds him that his loyalty is first and foremost to the clan. Itachi beats up Inabi, Yashiro, and Tekka, when they accuse him of having killed Shisui. Fugaku questions what is happening, and Sasuke asks Itachi to stop.
Fugaku orders Itachi to meet him alone after a clan meeting. Itachi asks if Fugaku wants him to read it for him. Fugaku and Itachi discuss the clan's situation and wishes, which include Fugaku becoming Hokage. Fugaku wants to use Itachi's position as an Anbu to restrain the upper echelons of the village, so a coup can be bloodless.