Birth of the Demon.
(Please note you will see similar names and quotes in this story that are directly from the manga I don't think this needs to be said but I WAS NOT TRYING TO COPY THE MANGA. These names and quotes are there to coincide with things that happened in the storyline and draw connections between characters. An example you will see a quote from ITACHI and see the name TOBI.)
The great Uchiha Clan, a clan that was honored and feared by all other clans with the exception of one. The Senju Clan, the only clan that could stand up to the Uchiha. He remembered how he would obsessively think about this enemy; spending countless hours on battle tactics, hours that were wasted the moment the battle began. Unlike the other clans the Senju were not easily predictable. Even the Sharingan the Uchiha Clans most cherished weapon meant little against the force of the Senju. Ever since the beginning their clans had been in a stale mate. Above all else the Senju Clans leader, Hoshirama Senju proved to be most troublesome. But just like everything else he knew that every opponent no matter how strong had a weakness.
"Madara," his brother called out, "Madara, where are you?"
"Here," he replied, "what is it Izuna?"
"What are you doing out here all alone?" Izuna asked.
"Nothing, just thinking about Hoshirama."
"Hoshirama? Are you still obsessing about him?"
"I just don't get it Izuna. How can anyone not have a weakness. Even with the Sharingan I can't beat him. I should be able to predict his movements."
"Remember, the Sharingan has its own weaknesses and Hoshirama is no fool. There's no shame in being second to him. Besides Hoshirama you're the best."
"Besides Hoshirama? What do I care about all those weaklings and pathetic clans out there? There's no pride in being better than them, they're trash. Hoshirama is the only thing standing in the way of the Uchiha. Without him the entire Senju Clan would fall."
"I'm not obsessing, I just want the best for my clan. Think about how wealthy the Uchiha would be if the Senju were no longer in the way. He has to have limits Izuna."
"Madara, do you remember what our father told us when we were just starting out? A strong opponent won't show his weaknesses so don't look for them. Instead look at your own weaknesses and turn them into your advantages."
Madara laughed,"Izuna that's just something we were told to make us work harder. Besides I don't have any weaknesses."
"Then why can't you beat him if you're so sure that he does?"
"Exactly what I would expect from you Izuna, a smart ass question. If I have weaknesses then that means the Sharingan has weaknesses." This statement from Madara brought out a reaction from his younger brother.
"Madara, do you remember the story of Uchiha Zaqqum? Didn't he surpass the normal limits of the Sharingan. What was it called again?" Izuna asked.
"The Mangekyo Sharingan and that was a fairy tale Izuna."
"Maybe it was, but have you ever heard a story like it before in the history of the Uchiha Clan? Check out the clans records, if he's alive he'll be in those records."
"Even if he was real what makes you think we would have records on him Izuna? He supposedly died well over a hundred years ago when the clan was still in its infancy. Besides judging from what he did to acquire the Mangekyo I doubt they would leave any records about him for the public."
Izuna got up and stretched, "well I think you should at least check it out, its better than sitting here on your ass thinking about Hoshirama."
Once his brother left he found himself annoyed with the thought Izuna has manifested in his mind. The Mangekyo Sharingan and Uchiha Zaqqum were fairy tales made up to make young Uchiha members feel proud of they're heritage. Only later would the adults tell them the real story if it was real at all. Of this Madara truly doubted. But even so, so far Hoshirama had shown no weaknesses and the Mangekyo would be a great asset if it was real. Not only that but he could take over the clan with the Mangekyo.
When morning came he got up just before dawn and headed towards the clans records. He skimmed through the oldest dated files they had but found nothing. Neither the Mangekyo or Uchiha Zaqqum were ever mentioned even once in any files. Instead of giving up Madara went to see the clans elders. He humble entered their chambers and waited for them to address him.
"Why have you come here?" The elder councilor asked with an arrogant tone.
"Elder, my name is Uchiha Madara. I have come here to ask this council about the Mangekyo Sharingan."
"The what?" The elder asked casually.
"Uchiha Madara is it? As a Uchiha soldier you should know that the Mangekyo Sharingan is a fairy tale told to children. The fact that one of our own soldiers would come to us about it says something about your judgment."
"Please forgive me elder, but our problem with the Senju can not be ignored. Our stalemate with them could easily be turned into a disaster if stick to our current route."
The first elder addressed him again, "that is not your concern. This council is what dictates the actions taken by the Uchiha. Your responsibility is to act on our orders."
One of the elders left the room, and the others began to converse between themselves completely ignoring Madara. Angry he turned around and left the council of fools behind him.
"Uchiha Madara," someone called from behind him. Madara turned around to see Elder Tobi standing behind him. "Elder Tobi."
"I'm sorry about what happened in there Madara. Come we will walk." Tobi led Madara through the clans encampment as they talked. "Tell me Madara, how long have we known each other?"
"For as long as I can remember." Madara replied.
"That's right, your grandfather was my best friend and your father was like a son to me. I've known you your whole life, so I know you must be angry right now. Don't worry Madara you can speak freely with me."
Madara hesitated for a moment but couldn't hold back his anger. "They have the audacity to lecture me? What do they know? I'm out there every battle and I see that we're falling behind. This is ridiculous holding on to old traditions will drown us in history."
"I agree with you. What we need is a leader that can stir the hearts of his people. Tell me Madara, why do you desire the Mangekyo Sharingan."
"To assist the clan" Madara replied.
To this Tobi laughed, "I thought I told you, you can speak freely with me Madara. Now I'll ask again why do you want the Mangekyo Sharingan?"
"To kill Hoshirama Senju."
Tobi tilted his head and grinned at him. "That's quite an ambition Madara, killing Hoshirama Senju will not be easy even with the Mangekyo Sharingan."
"Does that mean the story is true then?" Madara asked eagerly.
"Tell me the story of Uchiha Zaqqum again Madara. I want to hear it from your own lips."
Madara stopped annoyed with the question. The elder knew the story and Madara wanted to know about the Mangekyo.
"If you want the Mangekyo, you will tell me the story."
"Uchiha Zaqqum, the most powerful member in the history of the clan. He lived about a hundred years ago and acquired the Sharingan at the age of six. By twelve he had it fully awakened and had spread the name of the Uchiha to every country. Many of the ninjutsu and gengutsu the Uchiha practice today come from his teachings. Uchiha Zaqqum, so powerful and wise that he had mastered ninjutsu and gengutsu by the age of twenty seven. But with his growth grew an obsession. There was no more for him to learn, he became depressed and left the clan. When he returned he attacked the Uchiha killing off his own clan because he saw no future for them. He believed that with the Sharingan's capabilities they would actually blind themselves with the insight and abilities they were granted by it. The Uchiha clan retaliated against him but none could stand against his newly formed Sharingan what he called the Mangekyo Sharingan. Seeing no future for himself or the Uchiha he burned most of the clan along with himself in a black flame that burned for seven days."
"Do you know the moral of that story Madara?" Tobi asked amused.
"The more we gain, the more we lose in exchange." Madara replied.
"And what do you think about the story of Uchiha Zaqqum?" Tobi asked to which Madara replied, "I think he's a coward. Everyone has their temptations and dreams of power just like everyone feels hopeless and depressed from time to time. A leader overcomes these emotions, a coward gives into them allowing them to control him."
They had reached Tobi's personal tent when he invited Madara inside.
"There's something I want to show you," he said walking through his large tent. In a few minutes he came back with a scroll in his hands. He opened it and showed Madara the painting inside. "This is Uchiha Zaqqum, the only painting we that was ever drawn."
Madara's eyes widened as he scanned the picture. Tobi rolled the scroll up again and set it to the side. "Do you want the Mangekyo Sharingan?"
"What I am about to tell you, you will not find on any scroll or any records. This secret is passed to members within the council. Also don't tell anyone what I am about to tell you. The Mangekyo Sharingan can only be acquired by one method. You must kill a someone you have a very close bond with."
"Uchiha Zaqqum knew this secret. He was someone that could not deny himself that which was within his reach. The real reason he became so depressed was because he killed his closest friend to obtain the Mangekyo. Just as the moral of the story goes. The more we gain, the more we lose in exhange. Nothing is free Madara, remember that. Now what will you do?"
Madara sat there thinking over what he had just been told. He wanted power but he didn't want to kill any of clansmen. "Is there any other way to achieve the Mangekyo?" He asked but the elder simply shook his head. Unsure of what to say or if this was simply a test Madara thanked the elder and left his tent to find Izuna.
He found his brother speaking with Uchiha Tsuki and Uchiha Lune. "Izuna!" Madara called out. His brother grinned the moment he saw him.
"Hey! Finally come out of your hiding place eh?"
"Izuna we need to talk now."
"What's wrong Madara?" Izuna asked seeing Madara's expression.
Tsuki walked towards Madara grabbing his hand, "you know you could always say hi to me."
Madara pushed her hand away and looked at his brother, "we need to talk."
Once they were clear from everyone in the settlement Madara paced back and forth as his brother sat there looking bored. "What is it Madara?" Izuna asked annoyed.
"Do you remember what we were talking about this morning?"
"Holy shit, are you still going on about Hoshirama?"
"No this has nothing to do with that. I'm talking about the Mangekyo Sharingan."
"Yea, I remember. What about it? You look through those records?"
"Yeah, there was nothing in the records but just listen. I spoke to Elder Tobi he assured me that Uchiha Zaqqum as well as the Mangekyo Sharingan existed."
"Are you playing?"
"No I'm not playing, Izuna I'm gonna go for it. But I'll need you support."
"My support?" His brother asked suddenly interested in what he was saying.
"To unlock the Mangekyo one condition must be met. You have to kill someone that you close bond with."
"Are you fucking stupid?" His brother bursted out, "Madara what the hell is wrong with you for even thinking about that."
"Izuna I want you to have the Mangekyo Sharingan as well. Together we can take over the entire clan."
"Izuna if I do this alone I may be hunted down by our clan."
"Then don't do it." Izuna said as he turned to leave his brother behind.
"Madara grabbed him by the arm, "ever since our father died we have been treated like we're less than dirt. All we have in this world is each other. Izuna you're my brother the only person I can trust. If we don't do this the entire clan is at jeopardy. How many of our people have died to the Senju?"
"This is a war people are gonna die Madara."
"Are you stupid Izuna?! Our clan is being pushed over the edge by the Senju. Stalemate? What bull we're losing this war. If we don't act now we lose everything."
"I can't do what you're asking."
"Izuna I'm all you have and you're all I have. What will you do if I die in the next battle? It's the only way Izuna believe me I don't want to do this either."
(Alright guys if your reached up to here thanks for reading. Sorry that there was no action in the first part of the story. I just wanted to get the explanation done so it would make sense later on in the story. Anyways Thanks for reading and I will get the next chapter out within the next few days. If you like this story please comment on my wall so I know I'm not just writing to myself. SO thanks again guys and hey I hope I win that $100 :O).