Rue was born in Konohagakure with her mom, dad and her 5 younger siblings. She was the oldest of her siblings and thought that it was her duty to do whatever she could do for them. Her mom and dad were either away on missions or were in the hospital most of the time. When Rue turned 5, she decided to do something about the state in which her family was under. Every night, she would sneak out and she started to learn how to climb trees so that she could reach the fruit at the top of the trees. When her siblings and/or parents woke up, they would see fresh fruit on the table and some bread that Rue had made after gathering the fruit.
This went on for about a year or so until she saw what the Nara clan members were teaching the new genin in the clan. They were learning how to manipulate shadows and it intrigued Rue greatly. Later that day, she asked her dad if she can learn some of those techniques but her father said no and that she would be better at helping her mother and the other girls in gardens instead. Rue hated that idea but she learned to deal with it over time. She was even allowed to climb the trees when she was done.
After she had finished her chores one day, she saw that there was a new man in the house. He said he had seen her in the trees for a few days and had asked the parents to stop her before she gets seriously hurt. Rue got a little mad at the man when she heard that, seeing as how the trees were like her personal playground, and she bolted out the door, leaving the village through the trees.
It took her moments to realize that she was on her own and that she didn’t have anyone at all to take care of her. She spent most of her nights sleeping in the trees and eating the fruit and nuts she found while traveling. Now 12 years old and nowhere to go, she decided to live in a little unknown village for awhile. She had learned the 5 elements within a matter of time and had also learned the basic Ninjutsu and Taijutsu. She had also made herself a little sling shot that she used to play pranks on some of the kids around the village. It was then that she heard about a village where it rained constantly but it was a great place to be.
Interested, she went straight for her new home, Amegakure. She was then greeted by the kage, Minato and she saw a bunch of new faces and new people like Shinta, Korra, Yard, Howard and several others as well. She then also decided to learn Genjutsu as well while in the village, but it wasn’t enough. She wanted to learn how to manipulate shadows and how to use them since she was a Nara herself. She then decided it was time to find a teacher to teach her shadows so that she can finally become a true Nara, like her other clan memebers