Yugao heard Sasuke’s answer and shook her head. “No. Someone must’ve betrayed us. I can’t tell… Maybe they are still around. We should leave.”, she said and went on to the village. They way was painful. “You think so? I hope you’re right…”
Trying to look strong she held her head up high and tried to walk as straight as she could. The wound hurt and she knew it was a long way. “How have you been since you left…?”, she asked to distract herself from the pain. “Tell me something.”
The Uchiha slowed his pace so she could keep up as they walked. The endless stretch of wilderness offered a significant range of coverage for an enemy in wait. His eyes circulated the area, discovering no abandoned chakra signatures scattered amongst the foliage. “If this was a form of betrayal there must be a motive. There always is… Any ideas?” he remotely asked when glancing towards the ANBU member.
There was a stilled silence as Sasuke released a breath. “I’ve been as expected,” he replied vaguely as the roaring wind died down, leaving a torn sense of an unfamiliar clam to the air embracing the wandering ninja. “There isn’t much difference to me.” He continually found loneliness just as easily, fell into any toxic form of hate and anger present, but the major difference didn’t lie in his outlook, merely the lack of security he’s long since forgotten. “If you want to know any specifics, depending on what you ask, I might spare more detail. But there isn’t much to tell…”
I’d refuse. Orochimaru and I had never seen eye to eye on the matter but I wouldn’t take a life that wasn’t mine to take. He’d lecture me on how I needed to be heartless in order to enact my revenge but I never would kill for training. I thought it was nothing more than an aimless effort when my brother was my target, not those he had taken prisoner.
My vengeance was for my parents and the rest of my clan. Besides, my refusal wouldn’t change matters. We had a deal, my life for power. Despite my decision to rid myself of his interference, I gained all I could.
I never used to attack anyone in cold blood. But too much has changed for me to remain loyal to my old ways.