Chapter 1: My Past Regret
Minato Namikaze felt pain throughout his whole body and tasted the blood on his lips as he slowly closed his eyes. He and Kushina were impaled by Kyuubi's claws in order to prevent him from putting harm towards Naruto, their infant son. But what they did would probably cause more harm for him in the future. They had no other choice. Naruto would be the human vessel of the nine tailed fox.
"Naruto-kun, forgive us. Please forgive me and your mother." Minato said in a soft tone. He heard Kushina cough up more blood. He didn't expect for he and Kushina to use so much chakra to seal the beast into Naruto. They both knew that Naruto will grow up without the love of a parent. He could still hear Kushina's voice. She was laying down rules for Naruto. Somehow, he could smell the scent of her tears. He was crying as well. Tears of sadness and regret.
The pain in his stomach was gone. He felt his body hit the ground with a thud. The night sky was the only thing he could see. Then one of his comrades was hovering over him. But he couldn't hear anything. He could only see his lips move. He was sure that his comrade was calling out for him. He felt the presence of another comrade and the Sandaime Hokage near Kushina. He could also feel his son's as well. Soon enough, his body was turning cold and his eyelids were growing heavy.
How he wished that he and Kushina could watch Naruto grow up to be a great shinobi.
That was Minato's last thought before his world was covered within a cold darkness.
Minato felt warmth spread throughout his body. It was so strange, he felt cold few moments ago. He slowly opened his eyes and noticed a wooden ceiling above him. He turned his head to the side and saw a pot brewing over a pit of fire. He slowly sat up and noticed that he was laying down in a futon bed and wearing a white yukata. There were bandages on his wrists and around his chest. What was he doing here? How did he get here? The last thing he remembered was that he and Kushina were sealing the Kyuubi into Naruto. Then he heard footsteps coming from outside of the hut. The door opened to reveal a girl who looked about twenty years old. She had long black hair with blue tints and sapphire blue eyes. She was wearing priestess's robes and was carrying a basket in her arms.
"Oh, you shouldn't be sitting up yet." The girl said as she quickly put the basket down and kneeled down to his side to carefully lay him back down into the futon.
"Where am I?" Minato asked.
"You're in the village of Edo, sir." The girl said.
"Edo?" Minato asked, confused. He had never heard of this village before.
"You were found injured at the bottom of a dried up well outside of the village." The girl said.
"I was?" Minato asked, still confused. How on earth did he end up in a well?
"Hai. You've been unconscious for two days." The girl said.
"Who are you?" Minato asked.
"I'm Kagome. Kagome Higurashi." Kagome said.
"I'm Minato Namikaze." Minato said.
"It's a pleasure to meet you, Minato-san." Kagome said, smiling.
"Likewise, Kagome-chan." Minato said, smiling back.