Title:...and the Strings Snapped
Characters: Sasuke, Itachi
Genre: Angst, Drama, General,
Summary: Recalling Sasuke's trauma and why he now cried over Itachi's death.
Written for naruto_contest
His life was but a fading dream. If one would liken it to something, the best would probably be the soft pluck of violin strings ready to snap.
Enchanted early by the illusion of reality created by the transparent notes, he was wholly unaware of the implications. However, it's hauntingly delicate vibrato was echoing from the moment of his birth; shrouding the imminent destruction with sweet lies and tender embraces.
The fantasy crumbled... the strings snapped... and all it took was the gentle touch of his most beloved.
At the time, in his anguish and sorrow, he was unable to gauge the truth behind the last melancholic whispers of the violin's strings. But now, on the eve of his loved one's death, he knew. The forlorn song, which had ravaged his soul all this while, came back with vengeance. He could no longer stop the tears he had buried deep within, nor would he even try. It was finally his time to grieve; openly and honestly.
“Sorry Sasuke... this is the last time.”
It was the least he could do, if anything, for his sake....