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Drabble for Two Brothers, Ch. 394

I was pretty sure I was done with fanfic for awhile, but after reading Naruto 394, which is basically the chapter I've been waiting to see since FOREVER,  I had to write a little something.  It's kind of unedited and all written in one go, so be warned.

Title: “In Aftermath of Battle”
Genre: Angst/Gen.
Characters: Sasuke (and Itachi)
Rating:  PG
Words: 200
Warnings: Spoilers for 394 and preceding chapters.  No incest
Disclaimer:  Do not own.
Summary:   In the wake of blood battle, what remains?

Sing for absolution, I will be singing, falling from your grace.
Our wrongs remain unrectified, and our souls won’t be exhumed.
~ Muse

I can’t tell if you are dead yet, but I am.  I’m breathing still, in spurts.  I see you there, so small, so human.  But already, I am dead. 

Someone might come and find me, heal my body. But my body was never what mattered.  After all, I almost gave it away.  My body might live, but I have no future. Because I lived for you.  I knew it.  You knew it. 

You planned it.  Fucker.

You might be gone, the fire in your eyes extinguished, but I haven't defeated you.  You brought yourself down.  I can tell by the way you fell, by the way I broke under your power.  You doomed yourself a long time ago.  This is not revenge.  It’s only justice.

I miss you already.

You didn’t take my eyes, but you have blinded me.  You left your final memory smeared in blood across my vision.   Was it your blood, or mine?  We have the same blood.  Cursed blood.  I am twice cursed. 

My eyes fall closed.  Your eyes.  Mine.  All I see is you, against the black of my eyelids.  You at thirteen. 

I am an empty shell. 

I am eight again. 

Still following you.



( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 24th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
It's beautiful... a wonderful homage to a wonderful chapter.

Mar. 24th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I loved the chapter too. *loves on you*
Mar. 24th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
This has brought tears to my eyes... Amazing little fic!
Mar. 24th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3
Mar. 24th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
So beautiful. To me, it had the same "outside of time" feeling as the chapter. Very well done <3
Mar. 24th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you muchly! Glad you liked it. <3
Mar. 24th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm getting emotional again and it doesn't help that I'm listening to a sad song. (Somewhere by Within Temptation)

I think this drabble is well written! It almost seems like a poem.

Mar. 24th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It is kind of like a poem. I miss writing poetyr. I can't do it anymore really, though. XD <3
Mar. 24th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
Oh my.. XD That is simply brilliant!!
Mar. 24th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^
Mar. 29th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
Ooh. That gave me shivers. Beautiful.

Poor Sasuke. (I do have to go mwahaha at his suffering, though, just because.)

You didn’t take my eyes, but you have blinded me. You left your final memory smeared in blood across my vision. Was it your blood, or mine? We have the same blood. Cursed blood. I am twice cursed.

That is my favorite part. It sounds like song lyrics, the whole thing. Beautiful.
Apr. 1st, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
luvv it ^.^ (btw teh manga izz on 395 at teh moment check it out at onemanga.com bc it hazz all teh naruto epzz evr made..evr)
Apr. 12th, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)
Re: awwww
Thank you! Glad you liked it.
Apr. 27th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is very beautiful and poetic. I felt a pang of pain in my heart while I read this....*worships*
Apr. 27th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *is flattered*
Apr. 6th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
And here I am reading this almost one year later and i'm pretty sure it's still just as powerful now as it was when first written. That was beautiful, Joy.

God, I miss Itachi. Sasuke you suck so friggen much, I will hold a grudge against your character for all of time. :((
Apr. 6th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Ooh yay, comments on old fics. *hugs you* Thank you so much!

I miss Itachi too. ;_; And Sasuke was always my favorite in a grudging kind of way, because I used to BE just like him, so I understand him. He's a douche though. Xb

*is late for work*
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