Naruto Uzumaki, everyone's favorite knuckle-head ninja, wears a mask. Unlike Ichigo from Bleach who wears his mask to level up, or Rin who doesn't need a mask to hide his emotions, but Naruto lives his mask. Everything, the smiles, the laughs, even the small smirks, and the large "Believe It!" shouts. Everything is fake. On the inside, Naruto is a torn soul, an emotional wreck. People don't understand that the more rude and mean comments you make, the more he's on the verge of completely breaking. But one day... The one faithful day that Naruto succeeds to bring a half-dead Sasuke to the village, he's treated horribly. Not just by the villagers, but from one of the people he trusted the most. Naruto had enough of the torture, and his mask finally broke. His eyes spoke of death, his usual smile, no longer spoke of masked sadness mistaken for hapinness, but it was taken as Agony. Ten years later, a strange man appears, with nine children tailing behind him.